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Re: “County skatepark could be completed in April 2016

I can't wait until the assholes that spent years making it a bureaucratic nightmare show up at christening and pat themselves on the back for a job well-done.

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Posted by leemajors on December 8, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Re: “TheFix.fm to offer DJ training

I was worried it was a scam like the modeling schools but since it's free I guess it is legit. Have they contacted any of the public schools in the area? Chicora School of Communications? School of the Arts?

Posted by nofaith on December 8, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Fast-food workers' movement expands in Charleston area

For all of the people who want to pay $15 per hour at to fast food and other minimum wage positions you should open your own fast food restaurant and hire low skilled, entry level employees at that rate. You cannot hire the best of the best of the applicants, you have to hire from the bottom of the pool. Let me know how competitive you are in a year or if you have to get financing how well you are received by lenders to open up lines of credit.

Less than 3.5% of wage earners make minimum wage or less, and a big chunk of that percentage is tipped employees that for the most part make more, a great deal more when you consider the fact that the vase majority of those under report their tips. In the late 70s 13% of the wage earners were making minimum wage. So that means that without raising the minimum wage people are making more anyhow because there is a market to pay more for people when they have developed skills. Somewhere around 3/4 of these are under the age of 24 and half are from households with an income of $50k or more. Probably the best way to turn the tide away from this is to explain that the biggest beneficiary of this will be white high school and college kids from middle and upper middle income families.

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Posted by nofaith on December 8, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Wanna buy a wakeBoard? Well, you've come to the right place.

As usual, no humor, no insight, just adolescent smartass

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 8, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Tara Servatius leaves WTMA for Greenville's WORD

I would like to think that the comments posted here so far are NO INDICATION of the type of meeting place where "right-wing and left-wing callers regularly engage in congenial debate" that this article is championing for WTMA. Further, I'm beginning to understand that "congenial debate" is a thing of the past as digital media breeds with abandon vitriolic verbal assaults like many posted above. Just an aside, here, but there truly can be no harm in raising Public Discourse to a level of Civility a few rungs up the current ladder.

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Posted by City Reader on December 8, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Charleston Stage pays homage to feminist and abolitionist Sojourner Truth

There is much to be learnt from the time which Sojournertruth worked, lived, and endured life in and around New York. Within the new book entitled Clash of the Prophets the full story of Sojournertruth and her New York years are presented.
If you have any interest in knowing more about Sojournertruth then you are very welcome to visit my web site at:
http://www.clashoftheprophets.com/indexmai…
This is a true story full of melodrama, and Christian delusion as the battle between the forces of good and evil present themselves fighting for the minds, bodies, and spirits of all involved within the Zion of Prophet Matthias!

Posted by Michael Wilkins on December 8, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Re: “Bravo picks up "Southern Charm" for second season

Thank You Santa !
Having Thomas Ravenel and his beautiful and elegant lady Love, Kathryn and their sweet sweet
Baby Girl, will give "Southern Charm" it's main ingredient of classy and exquisitely dressed beautiful people ....These two have more class and elegance and true southern breeding in just
their proverbial "little fingers" than the whole cast put together...I for one recognize
and find them both to be so refreshing and inspiring and make Southern Charm
a slice of life that is missing from our so-called "Modern life" as unpolished, impolite
and "TMI" it is at present day.....Thanks Santa for Bravo and the return of Southern
Charm some of us really do "Give A Dam!".....
Carol Cromwell-Ierna
Jacksonville, Florida

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Posted by Joseph Ierna on December 7, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Fast-food workers' movement expands in Charleston area

Regardless of what your profession is.$7.25 per hour can't sustain a decent, healthy living. & not everyone is inclined or can further their education for different reasons...but that has little to do with the fact that $7.25 is a ridiculously low wage. At the very least, those making that salary are working & paying taxes....they deserve to be able to do better for their families just like any other tax paying citizen.

I think medicman & those in his situation should stage some type of protest instead of hating on the fast food workers for trying to peacefully do something about their situation.

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Posted by jtred98 on December 7, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Fast-food workers' movement expands in Charleston area

Thanks for the song Mat. I actually had forgotten about this little gem and how much I liked Electric Six. After all "My people need a place to gooooooo. Now everybody down at McDonnellzzz, they down with Ronnell McDonnell and now they hittin the bottle and everybody cooooooooooool!". Nothing like having that stuck in my head all day now, thx, I think. I also think this should be played on continuous rotation at the McDonalds located at the crosstown to cheer up the workers.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on December 7, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Re: “TheFix.fm to offer DJ training

I drop beats like they're hot.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on December 7, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Tara Servatius leaves WTMA for Greenville's WORD

"Good come back, potsy..."

It was directed at Tara. I didn't read your post.

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Posted by Pronghorn on December 7, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Fast-food workers' movement expands in Charleston area

"speak for yourself cookin kid. I've done it. One day i may well have to work such a job again or maybe two. You do what it takes to feed your family."

Well said. A man provides!

It was obvious to me at age 15 when I was in 10th grade at Wando and working a part time min wage job after school and on weekends that it wasn't a viable long term plan.

Leave it to "professional labor organizers" to conclude otherwise I guess?

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Posted by Cid95 on December 7, 2014 at 2:47 AM

Re: “Fast-food workers' movement expands in Charleston area

To the Medical person that says he(she) do not make $15.00 a hr with a Degree. I think maybe you should do like Delesline, quit your job and start a Union for equal and fair salaries for all EMT, Firefighters, paramedics in SC. You all surely should be making at least $45.00 per hour. SC don't like Unions, they want to be able to pay people what they want and fire and hired whenever they please. Thus the reason Boeing is here in SC and Union group tried to stop Boeing from coming to SC. Unions always work for the best interest of the workers and to avoid the companies from getting richer, and richer on the back of the hard, dedicated workers who is trying to live a decent life. Cashiers - under this title do more then just stand at a register, they have to clean tables, counters, wash windows, clean bathrooms, stock and prepare food if necessary when they have to. They work hard for the $7.25. I know I worked as one over 30 yrs ago and it was 3.65 per hour. Plus some companies would make you work a whole week without pay before then even hired you. It sure does not met the COLA THESE DAYS. So with students loans I guess you better get busy or you will be 50 yrs still paying for your student loan(s). So don't knock it if you have never done it. Union needed for Medical workers. I worked at MUSC once and the union tried to unionized hospital workers, but MUSC/OR SC WILL NOT ALLOW WORKERS TO JOIN A UNION at that time.( I don't know if this has changed since then). 1199 is a great union, I am retired now without them I would not be collecting a pensions. So you better get busy, our government is still trying to cut out the Social Security program. Ponder this.

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Posted by Gloria Jean Devine on December 7, 2014 at 2:42 AM

Re: “Fast-food workers' movement expands in Charleston area

"Glad this is another productive conversation."

We should definitely be debating what constitutes a decent coffeehouse instead.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 6, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Leon's Oyster Shop

I must admit, this afternoon at Leon's, was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We sat at your oyster bar, and made me feel like I was at Acme's or Felix's oyster bar. The best part was we we're here in our own home of Charleston,
eating select oysters from Light House point I believe from Va. They were outstanding and sipping on a original Coors Banquet draft. Your entire wait staff made our dining experience even more pleasurable. I believe his name was Tom, great job by him, and your new bar keeper.
We ate a half dozen of the oysters, which were spot on, and we both had the 2 piece fried chicken, the best I've ever had, along with the Cauliflower soup, which will have me coming back for another bowl.

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Posted by Mark Mathias on December 6, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Fast-food workers' movement expands in Charleston area

Thanks Mat, I had almost forgotten about this little ditty. Almost. Now I will have "Ma people need a place to goooooo" and "Now everybody down at McDonnellzzz. They down with Ronnell McDonnell. And now they hitting the bottle. And everybody cool!" pretty much stuck in my head for the rest of today. Thanks.......I think.

Posted by CIACulinaryKid on December 6, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Fast-food workers' movement expands in Charleston area

Glad this is another productive conversation. So, here's a song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8kaMEUkX7…

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Posted by mat catastrophe on December 6, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

Wow, I am blown away by the negative comments posted about this fantastic restaurant. Whatever you do, dont pay attention. Those haters probably think that Applebee's has the best food in town. ;-) Halls Chophouse exceeded our expectations in every way imaginable. My wife and I went here for our twentieth wedding anniversary, and were impressed as soon as soon as we entered the door. Billy Hall greeted us when we first arrived, checked on us at the table, wished us a happy anniversary with two glasses of champagne in hand, and was at the front door when we left in order to send us off in style. The service by all of the staff was absolutely the best that I have experienced in South Carolina. To top it all off, my wife and I received a very nice personal card from our server three days after dining. At 39 years of age, this is the first time that I have ever received a card from a restaurant that I dined at. They truly treat you like royalty at this restaurant. All this talk about the restaurant, and nothing about the food. I take pride in my steaks, and act as if I were a steak connoisseur whenever I eat steaks at another restaurant. I can honestly say that this was the best steak that I have had in the Southeast!!!! Halls Chophouse is an absolute "must do" when you come to Charleston. We have lived here for 8 years, and can't believe that this is the first time that we have eaten at Halls. We will be back for years to come!.

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Posted by dan88er on December 6, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Fast-food workers' movement expands in Charleston area

Well, theres the answer for everyone! toddtashton's last paycheck was 9,500.00 working online! No lardass dumbass customers and no unions. Just easy money according to Todd's sisters friend.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on December 6, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Fast-food workers' movement expands in Charleston area

speak for yourself cookin kid. I've done it. One day i may well have to work such a job again or maybe two. You do what it takes to feed your family.

the most interesting point about this article is:
According to a spokesperson for the Southern Workers Organizing Committee, Delesline is now working as a labor organizer for the group.
When asked how she is making ends meet after leaving her job, Delesline replied:
"I make ends meet when I've got people out here like this that support me. That's what supports me. My whole union family, my Raise Up family, they are what makes my ends meet."

Do Labor organizers make 15.00 an hour?
Did someone work hard and get rewarded?

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Posted by artrogue on December 6, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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