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Re: “10 Charleston restaurant trends that need to end with 2016

You left out chefs opening up restaurants that flop in 30-90 days

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Posted by Kris Wiggins on December 28, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Mayor Tecklenburg's honeymoon period is over

The two most notable promises of his campaign, to enact a hotel moratorium and to oppose the construction of the proposed Sergeant Jasper, ended with a whimper. For me, the current explosion of hotels on the peninsula confirms a one term mayor.

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Posted by Paul Luman on December 28, 2016 at 5:05 PM

Re: “10 Charleston restaurant trends that need to end with 2016

I eat my leftovers! and I would gladly buy a caramel frappuccino from a local shop if they offer it. I also like the option to dine out while taking my dog for a walk. Why should I take my dog all the way back home, just to go back out again?

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Posted by Lisa Gregory Tola on December 28, 2016 at 4:49 PM

Re: “10 Charleston restaurant trends that need to end with 2016

How about numbering these if you're going to title the article 10 trends....

As for food waste, that concern is basically 99% out the door, just check a restaurant or grocers dumpster... so if there's even a remote chance you or someone is going to eat it, take it, the difference isn't going to solve any hunger problems.

...speaking of bill retrieving canines, how about folks chill with their dogs altogether while dining out, you don't see anyone bringing their cat, marmot or cockatoo out to sip Moscow mules do ya?

Oh and good luck closing Starbucks..

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Posted by Nikki 1 on December 28, 2016 at 4:43 PM

Re: “10 Charleston restaurant trends that need to end with 2016

I take and eat the hell out of my leftover food. I do accept that I'm not normal in that regard.

A legit request: which black-owned Gullah restaurants on the Peninsula provide the alternative suggested? I've only ever been to Gullah Cuisine in MtP and that closed.

If the food scene here seems merely "good," might I suggest Mr. Cohen take a trip to just about any other small-to-medium-sized city in this country and report back? I travel to enough of them to know that the fact that we still have non-chain restaurants in spades puts us in the 1% category.

So... many... chains.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 28, 2016 at 3:45 PM

Re: “10 Charleston restaurant trends that need to end with 2016

There was a time when Peninsula was orgasmic, the lump crap salad with fried green tomatoes, in the beginning with Bob Carter. But not more, I agree with the above comments.

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Posted by Tara Lowry on December 28, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Re: “10 Charleston restaurant trends that need to end with 2016

Trend #11: train FOH that they only have a job because of BOH

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 28, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Re: “10 Charleston restaurant trends that need to end with 2016

What a whiny self-important twit

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 28, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Re: “10 Charleston restaurant trends that need to end with 2016

Well said all around. Why doesn't CCP do a teacher, scientist, officer, volunteer of the year?

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Posted by wolverine on December 28, 2016 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Confederate flag defender Chris Corley, facing domestic violence and gun charges, called for leaders with morals

Let's see...engaging in racist, sexist, violent behavior with a very deluded perception of morality. Are we sure he's just not auditioning for a position in the Trump administration?

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 27, 2016 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Confederate flag defender Chris Corley, facing domestic violence and gun charges, called for leaders with morals

Domestic violence is a deadly issue in SC. This man should not hold office as an elected representative of the people. He needs to resign immediately or be impeached.

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Posted by Angel Williams Orechovesky on December 27, 2016 at 4:10 PM

This event hasn't happened for years. You should take this down.

Posted by Alan 1 on December 27, 2016 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Every Brilliant Thing star Jonny Donahoe talks suicide, depression, and finding the humor in it all

I was depressed many years and defeated that depression by my faith in Jesus and prayer. Ever since I have had no suicide thoughts. And no depression.

Posted by Rick Myres on December 27, 2016 at 2:48 AM

Re: “A musician's case against the $5 cover charge

If you can't afford to pay a $10 cover to see a live band, then go to a bar that has a jukebox and stuff dollar bills into all night. You can then listen to all your favorite songs without paying a cover.

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Posted by Ken Neenan on December 26, 2016 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Best Local Pharmacy

Woot- woot. Plantation Pharmacy rocks. Daniel Chavez is the BEST pharmacist in the STATE!! No.....make that the Souteastern US.

Posted by Maureen Elliott Kriese on December 26, 2016 at 2:56 AM
Posted by tupper29406 on December 25, 2016 at 2:15 AM

Re: “Paul Cristina creates art evocative of life, death, and the unknown

Great article - I'm excited to see the evolution of Paul's work.

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Posted by Paul Moody on December 23, 2016 at 9:07 AM

Re: “Hug your friends and hug a journalist

I have a propensity to take the long, broad view and not get into the weeds with trivia. Media blather has gotten to the point where the federal government, aided by television media, is contemplating taking action against "false news". This is just a prelude to taking away your first amendment rights. The mainstream media can not compete with the "irregular" media, of which this thread is just one element. Therefore the MSM wants a law to regulate/outlaw fake news. Have a good day, fellas.

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Posted by Gunnar on December 22, 2016 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Best Hair Stylist

Best place around great people friendly down to earth and has been around for 10 years wish I would have known of the earlier. Way to go!

Posted by Jacob Lastinger on December 22, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Another S.C. bathroom bill filed; Electors choose Trump; CofC being sued by alleged rape victim

Unlike Amadeus, I will not resort to calling him dishonest but, regretably, he simply is profoundly ignorant of the actual history of The Politician.

The Politician was originally written in 1954 as a typewritten unbound manuscript and it was periodically revised. The last revision (before publication) was produced in June 1958 and circulated starting in August 1958. I have a copy of that edition and I have donated it to Internet Archive's website. There is no copy in any U.S. library of that original "private letter".

Amadeus says the Birch Society never called Ike a Communist but merely offered that as "one possibility". Well, that simply is not true. As I previously pointed out, Robert Welch sent letters to prospective JBS members in 1959 and 1960 and in those letters he told the recipients to read his "private letter" (which was 287 pages in length) and then join the Birch Society to do something about "the conspiracy" described in his letter. In other words, read and believe the arguments presented and then join the JBS.

In that original manuscript, Welch made it very explicit that he considered Eisenhower to be a Communist traitor. That is why Welch entitled Chapter 17, "The Word Is Treason".

In that original manuscript, Welch declared:

"For the sake of honesty, however, I want to confess here my own conviction that Eisenhowers motivation is more ideological than opportunistic. Or, to put it bluntly, I personally think that he has been sympathetic to ultimate Communist aims, realistically willing to use Communist means to help them achieve their goals, knowingly accepting and abiding by Communist orders, and consciously serving the Communist conspiracy for all of his adult life." [The Politician, unpublished version, page 266]


"But my firm belief that Dwight Eisenhower is a dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy is based on an accumulation of detailed evidence so extensive and so palpable that it seems to me to put this conviction beyond any reasonable doubt." [The Politician, unpublished version, page 267]

However, one does not need to rely upon just those passages. Here are some other passages which reveal Welch's actual position re: Eisenhower:

In discussing Eisenhowers appointment of Philip C. Jessup, Robert Welch refers to Eisenhower as "he and his fellow Communists" [The Politician, unpublished version, page 214]

In discussing Eisenhowers appointment of James B. Conant, Robert Welch refers to the appointment of Conant "made by a Communist President" [The Politician, unpublished version, page 221]


"In my opinion the chances are very strong that Milton Eisenhower is actually Dwight Eisenhowers superior and boss within the Communist Party." [The Politician, unpublished version, page 210]

"We think that an objective survey of Eisenhowers associates and appointments shows clever Communist brains, aided by willing Communist hands, always at work to give the Communists more power, and to weaken the anti-Communist resistance." [The Politician, unpublished version, page 239]

"For Eisenhower and his Communist bosses and their pro-Communist appointees are gradually taking over our whole government right under the noses of the American people." [The Politician, unpublished version, page 238-239]

Welch also refers to Eisenhowers actions in Europe "which show his sympathies with the Communist cause and friendship for the Kremlin tyrants." [The Politician, unpublished version, page 263]

Furthermore, apparently Amadeus did not read the section of my previous message which referred to a 1960 Office of Naval Intelligence Report regarding JBS recruitment activities in the Chicago area.

As that report reveals, a JBS National Council member (Stillwell J. Conner in Chicago) at first LIED about the existence of The Politician but then had to acknowledge it existed after someone in his audience brought a copy to that recruitment meeting.

Conner then admitted that The Politician was given to prospective JBS members when they could be "properly guided within the Society" -- referring to the JBS. So, obviously, the JBS was endorsing the themes, arguments and conclusions contained in the 1950's manuscript -- and the major theme and argument and conclusion was that Eisenhower was a Communist.

There are many additional ways to disprove the conclusion stated by Amadeus.

Lets begin with a comment made by Robert Welch in The Politician, Chapter 16, which discusses Eisenhower associates and appointments (pages 227-228 of the unpublished version and page 238 of the 1963 published edition and page 214 of the 2002 published edition):

Even Welch acknowledges the cumulative effect of all his statements, innuendos, and insinuations in The Politician. Welch wrote:

"So we appear to be calling almost everybody a Communist, merely because we have no reason to be mentioning the good men in Washington, in all branches of the government, who have no Communist sympathies whatever."

So, the first question for Amadeus is:

WHY did Welch acknowledge that the first 16 chapters made it appear that "we appear to be calling almost everybody a Communist"?

Whom, precisely, does Amadeus think Welch was referring to as a Communist -- even in the first PUBLISHED edition which the Birch Society promoted and sold in its bookstores?

As we keep that in mind, lets also remember that the title of the next chapter clarifies Welchs intent with respect to the thrust of his argument as contained in the first 16 chapters. Chapter 17 is entitled: "The Word Is Treason."

One more critically important point:

There is NOTHING contained in The Politician which has not been part of core Birch Society ideology since its inception in December 1958.

In the 1963 published edition which excises the comments on pages 266-268 which I quoted earlier, there is a footnote on page 278 (footnote 2) and its text appears on pages cxxxviii-cxxxix at the back of the book. That text is as follows:

"At this point in the original manuscript there was one paragraph in which I expressed my own personal belief as to the most likely explanation of the events and actions with this document had tried to bring into focus. In a confidential letter, neither published nor offered for sale, and restricted to friends who were expected to respect the confidence but offer me in exchange their own points of view, this seemed entirely permissible and proper. It does not seem so for an edition of the letter that is now to be published and given, probably, fairly wide distribution. So that paragraph, and two explanatory paragraphs, connected with it, have been omitted here. And the reader is left entirely free to draw his own conclusions."

Welch's explanation above for excising 3 paragraphs from the original unpublished version makes very little sense. The themes, arguments, evidence, premises, and conclusions contained in TP differ not one iota from themes, arguments, evidence, premises, and conclusions in official Birch Society literature from its inception. (See below)

Both attribute all of our nation's adversities and setbacks to conscious deliberate actions by numerous prominent Americans in Administrations since FDR [or even Wilson!] occupied the White House. Explanations of motivation always center around "treason" and "conspiracy" by numerous noxious, subversive, and unprincipled characters.

Consequently, the most reasonable inference for why Welch felt compelled to eliminate 3 paragraphs from the 1963 published edition of TP, is the same reason why Welch initially falsely claimed that his "private letter" had nothing to do with the JBS, namely, Welch thought excising the "offending" paragraphs would diminish negative publicity and retain those members (or prospective members) of the Birch Society who might be offended by such an unsparing denunciation and description of Eisenhower as an outright traitor and "dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy."

To repeat Welch's rationale from page 267 of the unpublished version, he was trying to accommodate those persons who could not "go all the way with the final logical conclusion."

Amadeus is like many other members or supporters of the Birch Society. He merely parrots whatever the JBS tells him. But he never performs independent research which is why he then uses ad hominem slurs and innuendos rather than engage in factual discussion.

By all means do as Amadeus suggests -- "buy a copy of The Politician" and then see the vicious and malicious statements made by Robert Welch about virtually our entire national political leadership.

The Politician is merely an earlier version of the screed which Welch presented to the first meeting of the JBS National Council in January 1960 (when Eisenhower was still our President). I quote the relevant excerpt below.

COMPARE what Welch told his National Council (the indisputable official position of the JBS) to what is presented in The Politician. There is no materially important difference:

"From a careful and realistic study of the mountainous pile of evidence that is there for all to see, certain terrifying conclusions are objectively inescapable. Among them are:

(1) The Communists are winning their large victories, as they always have, through the cumulative effect of small gains;

(2) They make these gains chiefly through the conniving assistance of many of the very diplomats and officials who are supposed to be opposing them;

(3) Communist influences are now in almost complete working control of our government;

(4) And hence, the United States Government is today, as it has been for many years, the most important and powerful single force promoting the world-wide Communist advance. "

Furthermore, according to the minutes of this meeting, Robert Welch stated:

"Today, gentlemen, I can assure you, without the slightest doubt in my own mind that the takeover at the top is, for all practical purposes, virtually complete. Whether you like it or not, or whether you believe it or not, our Federal Government is already, literally in the hands of the Communists." [Ibid, page 2]

"In our two states with the largest population, New York and California already the two present Governors are almost certainly actual CommunistsOur Congress now contains a number of men like Adam Clayton Powell of New York and Charles Porter of Oregon, who are certainly actual Communists, and plenty more who are sympathetic to Communist purposes for either ideological or opportunistic reasons." [Ibid, page 7]
[Note: the reference to Governors refers to Edmund G. Brown of California and Nelson Rockefeller of New York.]

"In the Senate, there are men like Stephen Young of Ohio, and Wayne Morse of Oregon, McNamara of Michigan, and Clifford Case of New Jersey and Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota and Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, whom it is utter folly to think of as just liberals. Every one of those men is either an actual Communist or so completely a Communist sympathizer or agent that it makes no practical difference." [Ibid, page 8]

"Our Supreme Court, dominated by Earl Warren and Felix Frankfurter and Hugo Black, is so visibly pro-Communist that no argument is even neededAnd our federal courts below that levelare in many cases just as bad." [Ibid, page 8]

"Our State Department is loaded with Communists from top to bottom, to the extent that our roll call of Ambassadors almost sounds like a list somebody has put together to start a Communist front." [Ibid, page 8]

"It is estimated from many reliable sources that from 70% to 90% of the responsible personnel in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare are Communists. Our Central Intelligence Agency under Allen Dulles is nothing more or less than an agency to promote Communism throughout the worldAlmost all the other Departments are loaded with Communists and Communist sympathizers. And this generalization most specifically does include our whole Defense Department." [Ibid, page 8]

Statements like these are one of the major reasons that senior FBI officials (including Director J. Edgar Hoover) concluded that the JBS was a major impediment to factually educating the public about the communist movement and why they described the JBS as "right-wing exremist", "irrational", "irresponsible" and "lunatic fringe".

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Posted by Ernie Lazar on December 22, 2016 at 11:14 AM

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