The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people,
it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -
lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. - Patrick Henry
Power corrupts, and unlimited power in government would corrupt it absolutely, if it has not already done so.
FCB, maybe you've been listening to Howard Stern a bit too much.... ;-) I like him as much as the next guy, but a steady diet of XM and Howard will sour you a bit. Just an observation from a guy who also used like WCSC radio and managed to fly with their pilot a few times when I was a police officer with the city. Randy Scott (Morris) was a great guy, may he rest in peace.
I'm also an FCC licensee in another service, and radio is a heck of a lot of fun, if you give it a shot. The Amateur service doesn't even require you learn Morse code any more...
FCB You live in the wrong market, or the wrong century. I live in Columbia, SC and grew up in Charleston. I remember the days when "Boobie" Nash pretty much was THE jock on WTMA,nd I now don't visit enough down there to know what the format of WTMA is any more. If he's still around, I sure hope he's OK, I enjoyed his shows and would often listen to radio rather than watch the TV. (When I was a kid, the TV news had Vietnam war coverage from the field, and it was scary. Just like today's Iraq & Afghanistan coverage is scary.)
Columbia radio HAS several GOOD stations. Some aren't even automated, if you can believe that! Citadel Broadcasting runs some nice ones including my favorite, B-106 (106.7) and you may be able to catch it streaming on the web. They actually get out in the community and sponsor charity drives for Children's Hospital, give out timely traffic information and have jocks with pleasant voices instead of some synthesized voice that will put you to sleep behind the wheel of your car.
Several of their jocks have been on the air for over 10 years or more. They actually are residents, and not some guy in a massive studio somewhere out west, serving multiple markets - they live here, you see them in the stores.
What you are referring to in your article as pedicabs, known in your headline as "richshaws", are in fact according to the reference of Merriam-Webster a RICKSHAW, a one man powered conveyance for people, originally a Japanese device. You might want to check your spelling before publishing. It's kind of embarrassing...
Oddly, 150 years ago, South Carolina was all about dissent... Did we all forget history? Now that we're firmly (by most folks' accounting) back in The Union, let's also join the 21st century too and at least have the civility & gentility to listen to others' opinions without being jerks about it. THAT would bring about healthy debate and mature decision making by our society as a whole. That's kind of what I brought away from the article. But, y'all are entitled to your opinions too, and I strongly support that.
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