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Re: “Protesters threaten to shut down Ravenel Bridge toward Mt. Pleasant at 4 p.m.

My favorite part: No one wants to risk arrest. So basically, you just told the police exactly what they need to say to get this to end? And you announced it 3 hours prior to doing it? And you're just going to get all the citizens who were behind your cause pissed off at you? This "organizer" needs a PR stunt lesson.

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Posted by aludeman on April 9, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Eat This Tonight: The Flowchart


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Re: “Baz Luhrmann doesn't show enough respect for Jay Gatsby

Can't wait to see it. This review, while meaning to make me raise an eyebrow at all of the Luhrmann-esque wonderment, has really just made me want to see it that much more. Have a little imagination. Let it be interpreted, and effed with, and enjoy it for what it is: a cinematic adaptation and not the novel itself.

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Posted by aludeman on May 8, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Confronting segregation in Charleston

Segregation means the separation of humans by race. It doesn't mean that the separation is enforced by law or even politically. So "voluntary segregation" is an unnecessary term. I also have the pleasure of knowing Dr. Piepmeier (I took two graduate classes with her), so I know that this column was not intended to make you feel guilty. It is meant to point out certain truths about our city. She's not indicting either race for ignoring the other, but she's pointing out that these lines exist when they shouldn't--especially when the cause (in this case, education) is something that we can all stand behind. By sharing her pleasurable experience, she's just inviting you to step outside of your comfort zone and have the opportunity to be pleasantly surprised.

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Posted by aludeman on September 26, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Chick-fil-A is Not a Hate Group

Besides saying that he was for traditional marriage (which I agree is quite mild), he also said, "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about."

That is not just about standing for traditional marriage. It’s taking a stand against non-traditional marriages. And while I agree that this view does not necessarily reflect the views of all managers, employees and patrons of Chick-Fil-A, Cathy is synonymous with his brand. So do I think that not eating a #1 once every few weeks is going to change the world? Of course not. But I sure as hell don't want to give money to an institution whose leaders spouts off these kinds of statements with which I fundamentally disagree.

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Posted by aludeman on July 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM

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