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Re: “Mozzo

I've been there for breakfast just about monthly since they opened, and I love, love, love their bagel sandwiches and breakfast burritos. The portions are large, and they don't skimp on the more expensive parts of the recipe (lox, et cetera).

My only knock on them is that the ordering/service flow isn't logical and sometimes that means a while before your order is taken. But it is never really a "problem."

Overall: big fan.

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Posted by factoryconnection on November 7, 2013 at 2:11 PM

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Re: “Why don't we call white extremists terrorists?

Somehow, despite the fact that I'm white, male, and Christian I didn't feel any slight at reading Ms. Parks' denunciation of violent extremists. Probably because I also abhor their actions, feel no kinship with them, believe their "cause" is garbage, and don't feel that impugning the bad actors of my race reflects poorly on my race. Much to the contrary: calling out the other white Americans that seek to use violence and political advantage to harm non-white Americans (and Canadians since it came up) is important for we, the non-violent, non-white-supremacists to do.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 15, 2017 at 4:22 PM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

@Delana - why does he describe himself as half-Iranian, half-Latino instead of 100% pure-beef American? Because 100% pure-beef Americans in general don't let him forget it. "Immigrants are ruining this country. Muslims are ruining this country. Latinos are ruining this country. Sharia law! Jobs! Illegals!"
"Hey, I'm an immigrant, and a Muslim, and a Latino..."

Put yourself in someone else's shoes. It isn't that hard.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 10, 2017 at 9:50 AM

Re: “A letter from an Iranian American to Charleston

Such a uniformity of response over the years: Why are you still "Iranian?" Why are you "African-American?" Why are you "Muslim-American?" Why are you "Latino American?" I'm just an American, why don't you just be an American?

The implicit message: "you stupid minorities keep putting yourselves in these boxes. Why don't you just be like us white, Christian, Protestant, European-descent people and cool out? It certainly isn't society that puts people in these categories and treats them as varying levels of threat based on their holy book, skin tone, musical preference. Certainly not!"

For all you folks telling this American citizen to GTFO: why aren't you calling INS now? You'd support his deportation if he flew to visit his family in Iran, why wait? After all, he could be concealing enemies in his backpack or jacket pocket. No, this fear isn't irrational, why do you ask?

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 9, 2017 at 9:24 AM

Re: “For the first time since he got to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott doesn't face a quick re-election

This whole DeVos nomination really sticks out for me. Senator Sessions is completely qualified to be AG, even if his political positions on several issues disgust me. Politics. General Mattis is qualified to be SECDEF, although there was that matter of federal law in the way. Waivered. Rex Tillerson seems to be competent, although his confirmation hearing and foreign entanglements are troubling. Politics.

But DeVos flunked her hearing so hard I don't see how anyone would say she's qualified for a local school board, much less a Cabinet post. She demonstrated profound ignorance on bedrock subjects like student assessment, access to education under Federal law, college loan administration. And her stonewalling in response: does Senator Scott want to get that grin-f*cking non-response when he's grilling a Cabinet member for suspected malfeasance in the future?

Yeah, she's a Republican, but so is your idiot neighbor with the fireworks addiction. That doesn't mean either is qualified, just one of them paid you. Find someone with a suitable background to nominate and support.

Also: how did Dr. Carson get the nomination for HUD instead of Surgeon General? He actually is a world-renown surgeon!

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 2, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Re: “South Carolina bill to prohibit citywide plastic bag bans advances

Disappointing and yet completely unsurprising. I was shocked to see the bans put in place to begin with, given this state's general lack of regard for the environment and fairly extreme fondness for littering. The House committee defended this bill with a slippery slope argument: "If we let them ban plastic bags, what's next? Guns?"

Notable in the text of H.3529 (read it here: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2…) is the lack of protection for gun rights nor anything but the subject containers. A logical fallacy backed up by shameless pandering? Oh, State Assembly you do know how to work the system.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 2, 2017 at 11:38 AM

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