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Re: “But the more things change, the more they stay the same

Yep. Today's curmudgeons are yesterday's rabble-rousers. So it goes. As I get older I find myself disturbingly concerned about the height of my neighbors' grass and loud motorcycles going down my street. And it seems like just a few years ago I was on those motorcycles smoking grass. Le sigh.

And also..."when that part of town came back to life." That is such a punctilious way to say "once there were fewer black people." Well done.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 7, 2016 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg lays out plan in response to Bi-Lo closing

Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast have just voted Charleston as having the #1 food desert in the world!

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 7, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Re: “The Blind Tiger reopens Thursday with a mayoral ribbon cutting

Have you guys never been there? Their actual motto, which was on their shirts, was "Separating Church and State." Which is the order it goes in colloquially, as well. Not State and Church. Yes, it's a play on words.

But I guess it's irrelevant since Thin SKinsey deleted my post.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 7, 2016 at 1:18 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Trump up in S.C., Clinton overall; No charges for Spring Valley officer; Who's running for gov?

Whomever votes for trump should personally be responsible for the costs of that wall, that Mexico ain't paying for. I mean, how the hell is trump supposed to MAKE Mexico do anything? He can't. He's just blabbering and pandering to ignorance and bigotry. So, if trump becomes president, he will build the wall (so he says) and the citizens that voted for racist trump can pony up money from their pockets to cover the multi-billion dollar cost and leave the intelligent (non-Faux newser's) voters out of this foolish responsibility. After all, trump said he's going to lower taxes and I expect not to pay a penny of that wall based on that lame promise. You cannot lower debt without paying debt and that money cannot simply be printed, it MUST come from the taxpayer (poor to lower-middle class as the rest have "loopholes").
G=Greedy
R=racist
A=anti-gay
N=neanderthal
D=demagogue's
Old Party.
The party that loves to hate!

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 7, 2016 at 8:34 AM

Re: “Meet the wild, drunken hobo clowns terrorizing the Holy City

Come back to us, sippi.

Posted by missingclowns on September 6, 2016 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Who else is obsessed with Short Grain’s signature rice bowl?

"And everyone really is friendly"
but a week and a half ago CP said that was bullshit. I'm confused

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 6, 2016 at 11:31 AM

Re: “The Blind Tiger reopens Thursday with a mayoral ribbon cutting

See I thought the "State and Church" was not only intentional but a play on words relating to the address, half way between State and Church streets.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 6, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Being one of Princeton Review's top 20 party schools is nothing to brag about

I went to college at a former "#1 Party School" as judged by the Princeton Review, and the author's accounts conform closely to those in the episode of This American Life of the same name. It also recalls events that I experienced first-hand, so to say "this is all new" seems ridiculous. However I would entertain an argument based on data and not speculation.

The "carpe diem" mindset that these students, like their many forebears is a Cliff's Notes version, distilled to "party hard while you can" ignoring the fact that being a little sh*t will carry penalties in the near and far term. Your school and town will crack down on you, and for the non-rich-and-well-connected the public intoxication arrests do a number on job prospects.

If you find yourself in the midst of nursing a hangover, wondering aloud why that boring, sober homeowner was being so harsh last night, consider the last time you saw a drunk person actually make more sense than the sober person they were pleading with. Since that is likely "never," the same outcome applies to you, no matter how righteous your stand against that beer bottle and/or manhole cover was at 2:45am. Have fun, but just go quietly when the opportunity presents itself.

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Posted by factoryconnection on September 6, 2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Being one of Princeton Review's top 20 party schools is nothing to brag about

Can we now bring up the obvious topic / question? Incidents of this sort were much, much less common when downtown bars could stay open late. I mean like sunrise late.

Sure, there were big house parties (especially on Saturdays, the one night of the week when the bars had to close at 2am) and yes cops got called. But nothing like this shit I am reading about these days.

Put the people that want to party all night back in bars where they belong, instead of on their tiny little porch which is 8' from your bedroom.

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Posted by Cid95 1 on September 5, 2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “The Blind Tiger reopens Thursday with a mayoral ribbon cutting

^ I figured the "State and Church" subtitle was intentional and possibly referencing what seems like, according to this article, a backwards Monopoly move that booted the previous owner out and is getting a mayoral ribbon cut to "seal the deal" for the public eye.

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Posted by LaPaCa on September 5, 2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Being one of Princeton Review's top 20 party schools is nothing to brag about

There is simply no excuse for bad behavior. Why should it be characterized by the
Ron person, for example, as an argument about "convenience." Nighttime is not for roistering in the public streets, and these children need to be helped to understand that. That the child in question didn't "understand" the issue reminds me of the twit who after having a hundred people in the street at 3 AM responded
to my calling of the police by asking me if there had been a problem.

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Posted by Susan Flaster on September 5, 2016 at 3:39 AM

Re: “Sermet's Southernterranean Cuisine-Bar

Went there about two weeks ago. Food delicious. I especially liked that Sermet filled out water. No snobbery there. Great food, great staff, great vibe. We'll definitely be back

Posted by Erin Franey on September 4, 2016 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Sand Dollar

The Above info is need of an update.

Open daily from Noon to 2 AM, except Christmas!

Happy hour is daily from 4 PM until 8 PM; $.50 off all bottles of beer and wine & $1 off all liquor including the frozen drinks!!! 🍺🍷🍸🍹🍾

Ice Cold Budweiser cans $1.50 All The Time!!!!!
$3.50 Domestic & $4.50 Import bottles of beer!
Well drinks/house liquors are $4.50 (includes Jim Beam & Bacardi.) Call/Top Shelf $5-$7.
Gourmet Frozen drinks, Lg $8, Sm $6.
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and White Zinfandel $4.50.🍷 Sparkling white wine 🍾 $12.

Pool tournament every Thursday evening. 🎱
🎼Live music every Friday and Saturday evening. 🎸🎷🎹🎤

I also wanted to add that we have corn hole in the beer garden, weather permitting!

The City of Folly Beach has recently put motorcycle only parking spots on Center Street directly in front of our entrance. 🏍

I hope to see you there soon!!!!

Posted by Krista Lynn Braun on September 4, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Are Pay What You Will nights beneficial to theater companies?

I actually agree with both sides of this argument. I, as a student, have only been able to go see many shows because of reduced or PWYW events at theatres both in my hometown and on Broadway. Those reduced prices have allowed me to see shows I definitely would not have been able to see at full price. I do also agree that PWYW events bring in more people that might not usually go to the theatre. Whether it's because of lack of funds or simply uncertainty, removing the monetary pressure on these people makes the theatre less intimidating and more accessible.

On the other hand, I do think that these types of things can bring people to the theatre that will not enjoy or experience it in the way it was intended, and could potentially hurt their future views and expectations. When the cost of something goes down, people have a tendency to see it as lesser, consciously or not, because to them it physically has been devalued. I think it's good to give people an opportunnity to be proven wrong, but I don't think that's possible in every case.

-Allison Whyte

Posted by Allison Whyte on September 4, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Being one of Princeton Review's top 20 party schools is nothing to brag about

"A few days after moving to Charleston last year"

When are these Northerners (she is from Wisconsin) going to stop coming down here and telling us how to live our lives?! Am I right you guys?!

Oh wait, her argument is one of convenience for y'all. Hence the silence on the usual "love it or leave it" pablum.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 4, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Being one of Princeton Review's top 20 party schools is nothing to brag about

you've lived here a whole year? and you "asked him about his own mortgage and responsibilities." you sound very self important.

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Posted by ncspartan on September 3, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Charleston diners, stop asking servers this question

Awesome! I hope you get only whales with fat tips!!

Posted by James Jones on September 3, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Re: “The 2016-2017 college football starts this week — here's where to watch your team

LSU is at Locals in Mt. Pleasant!

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Posted by cofcalum08 on September 3, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Re: “The Blind Tiger reopens Thursday with a mayoral ribbon cutting

It will never be the same!!! Too sad.

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Posted by Amy Barbanel on September 2, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Being one of Princeton Review's top 20 party schools is nothing to brag about

Yes, every parent is "proud of their kids." Yes, and every parent thinks that their kid is "gifted." And yes, all say, "my kid would never act like that." The College of Charleston has been around for nearly 250 years. Do you really believe that the school, police, and neighbors haven't addressed this problem before?!

The issue is that these adults (no, they're not kids) weren't raised to be respectful of others. The issue is that absentee landlords cash the rent checks, and care about little else. They don't improve or even maintain their properties, and take no interest in their tenants.

The College can remind students that they are guests of The College, and will be expelled if they cannot assimilate into the community. It's a learning opportunity and part of the four-year maturation process that students learn to act responsibly, not drink excessively, and not impinge on the rights of others. Basically, abide by the Golden Rule.

The solution is the Livability Court, because the violators (renters) AND the landlord must attend. If that's not enough to embarrass them, then the students should move back home, and the owners should sell to a family wanting to make a positive contribution to the community.

Nice article, Shani, congrats!

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Posted by Ferris Kaplan on September 2, 2016 at 3:28 PM
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