Steven Fiore's move is a tremendous loss for Charleston, and, in my opinion, a harbinger of The Holy City's fall from grace. I once took a date to a Fiore show at Eye Level Art Gallery and we walked home in tears. His music is hauntingly beautiful.
Apparently the bores have won. We are more interested in raising the rent and attracting Ohio state derpers than focusing on what is truly important.
Today is the 227th birthday of the US Constitution. Most have forgotten how Dover Delaware ratified our law that still needs more reforms. But the bellicose & bigots would rather remember the Alamo Maine & Pearl than the peaceful resolution of human governance as did Mandela
The racist hateful SUPPORTERS of Nimrata Haley WOULD NEVER TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT TERRORIST Menachem Begin BUT EINSTEIN DID. NELSON MANDELA brought Truth & Reconcilliation to his nation by giving AMNESTY TO THOSE WHO CONFESS to the crimes on ALL SIDES. Bigots here in S Carolina would rather feign innocent than admit Strom Thurmond raped a 15 year old black girl and put his rapist progeny through USC while giving hate speeches & signing apartheid laws under the rebel flag. Whites stole S African land and Nelson Mandela brought peace transitioning away from White Minority rule. The old SA Constitution begins : " god and his chosen people ... " Mandela re-wrote that criminal theocracy into equality. 843-926-1750 Mandela graciously debated deKlerk and replaced murderous white only rule with a more fair democracy @LarryAccomplish
Clemson's exercise in "modernism" is simply a third rate hack's attempt to be relevant to an insecure group of copyists teaching fawning students. Clemson would pillory LeCourbousier or IM Pei while copying a building that is already 30 years out of date. That Charleston would even consider this building and that its 'leading' architects defend this copyist's work says more about them as copyists hired to 'draw' the newest Walmart big box buildings.
That's the first time I've heard 'plantation system of government handouts' used rationally in a public sphere. THANK YOU.
I say let all the racists and bigots have South Carolina and let the rest of the country be.
What time is the parade?
I like the plan recently endorsed by Republican Gen. Colin Powell... Universal coverage via a single-payer system. Just like the rest of the civilized world. Maybe there's hope more like minded Republicans will follow suit.
Pander to bigots and it sticks!
Thank you for presenting your view within the context of progress, an environment that "progressives" usually claim as their own, exclusively. As a member of the Baby Boomers, I have watched my generation flounder through one misled innovation after another. We seem to be forever enamored with innovations that prize novelty over beauty. We pretend (or maybe foolishly truly believe) that beauty is simply an attribute that the viewer brings to the building rather than the character of the architecture itself. We are servants to beauty, not it's creator. The consequences of our flawed thinking from the past century has blighted most of the this nation's cities. Charleston is an exception to this rule so far. I hope that Ms. Bevan and her peers are persuasive in opening the eyes of my backward-looking generation before we do for Charleston what we have done for so many other ugly cities in America.
“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who happen to be walking about.” G. K. Chesterton
But will y'all hold up in the stretch?
I think this is a smart, progressive and forward thinking policy by the city. Bravo Joe!
If you give stupid people enough rope, they will hang themselves. Let them spew on the internet. It exposes their ignorance.
Mandela may have made some mistakes as a young man, but he emerged from prison a different man. Mandela was truly admirable and, in my opinion, the equal of George Washington. Both were fathers of their country and both tried to settle differences and avoid factional strife. S. Africa is going to miss him and the examples he set.
I believe LGBT people should be able to work wherever and enjoy their lives however they want.
You began your article with a bit of a strawman. I don't think hardly anyone is going to let go of an otherwise good employee simply because they are gay. Do you realize how hard it is to find people that will even show up?
A more realistic scenario is the firing of a below average employee that happens to be gay. Then, former employee assumes discrimination and sues. In the end, the lawyers are the winners.
Leave the Cruising for the strip in Myrtle beach.
Leave the strippers & shore power alone!
"We put in on Facebook.... We don't know what else we could've done."
Seriously?! I wasn't aware that Facebook was an official mode of government communication. Total bull...
Excellent, Chris! You are spot on.
Ned, I'm not sure what publications you were reading, but I felt that both Thurmond and Byrd were treated with equal reverence upon their passing. Still, it should be pointed out that their treatment of their respective pasts wasn't exactly the same. Byrd said he was ashamed of his time in the KKK, and said "I apologized a thousand times ... and I don't mind apologizing over and over again."
Thurmond definitely distanced himself from the racist rhetoric of his run for President, and his attempt to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1957. He quieted down on the issue of race, but he never renounced his old views.
Spot on Chris. The right thrives on fear and hatred.
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