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Re: “The Agenda: Emanuel fund nears $1 million; Woman removes Statehouse Confederate flag; Emanuel Nine funerals continue

The gorget (Yes, it's all about heritage. And spelling. Heritage and Spelling.) on the flag was well known then as it is now.

Anyway, I assume you are in favor of getting rid of a flag which was specifically adopted in Jan, 1861 by a secessionist government to represent a political entity splitting from the union with slavery as a main cause? It is, after all, flying over our statehouse.

But as long as the Dukes of Hazzard aren't on TV, why bother right?

Posted by Cid95 on June 29, 2015 at 11:37 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Emanuel fund nears $1 million; Woman removes Statehouse Confederate flag; Emanuel Nine funerals continue

And, of course, the flag was based on the Moultrie Flag from the Revolution with the crescent representing the silver gauget on Moultrie's unit uniforms. And it's interesting that the Sovereignty Flag, not officially adopted, and the Secession Banner raised over the Customs House the morning after the Ordinance of Secession was ratified had corrupted the gauget into a crescent moon, now the commonly misunderstood meaning of the crescent. Did the Secessionists not know the historical meaning of their own flag? Because, of course, it's all about heitage...

Posted by Ima Oldman on June 29, 2015 at 11:11 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Emanuel fund nears $1 million; Woman removes Statehouse Confederate flag; Emanuel Nine funerals continue

Of course, the present SC flag was created specifically as a national flag for the Republic of South Carolina after we seceded, alone, from the Union in Dec, 1860. It was used as such until the CSA was formed and SC joined.

Posted by Cid95 on June 29, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Dignitaries converge on Charleston for funeral; Gay marriage ruled constitutional right

"With the recent supreme court ruling, How long before a church like AME Emmanuel is FORCED to have LGBT clergy? Perform marriages? Even though maybe 90% of the congregation are opposed due to their religious beliefs."
I wouldn't worry about that too much, the ruling only applies to government entities. The only ones who even "think" otherwise are the television Republicans, who as usual are making their living trying to frighten people.
The houses of superstition will go on as usual, doing pretty much whatever they want, in their buildings subsidized by our tax dollars; and pretending that they should not pay taxes like any other business.
And some will even pretend that the government no longer discriminating against the gay folk is somehow a "war on religion".

Posted by TROLLSLAYER on June 29, 2015 at 10:20 PM

Re: “MUSC housekeeping crew volunteered to clean up at Emanuel AME

bless their hearts. such love.

Posted by deaconsbench on June 29, 2015 at 8:27 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Emanuel fund nears $1 million; Woman removes Statehouse Confederate flag; Emanuel Nine funerals continue

I've long advocated removal of the flag from the Statehouse grounds. As I've posted many times, even Robert E Lee wanted the flag to be rolled up and stored away never to be unrolled again. Those that advocate heritage should respect this.

Unfortunately trying to erase history is doomed to failure.
Haters are going to continue no matter what we do. Only yesterday, i saw a pickup truck flying down Rivers Avenue with a 4 foot version of the CSA national flag rising out the back of the bed. We can debate the drivers intent, but I believe it was to stick a thumb in the eye of those of us that oppose them. No doubt they think since its not the Battle Flag it is less offensive.

Our energies to fight this ignorance has to be focused on education and the youth. Hopefully one day, all this, will be long behind us.

Posted by artrogue on June 29, 2015 at 7:08 PM

Re: “We take a tour through Charleston's English and Irish pubs and find more than just fish and chips

IMFROMHERE, The CODfather will feature a local specials option also, but the menu is designed 100% around a British fish & chips shop.

I'll be perfectly honest though. You'll never see Whiting on my menu.

We don't serve bait fish.

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Posted by Adam Randall on June 29, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Dignitaries converge on Charleston for funeral; Gay marriage ruled constitutional right

So happy I'm the focus of your post. Instead of my cut and paste content.

i know you loves me.

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Posted by artrogue on June 29, 2015 at 6:26 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Dignitaries converge on Charleston for funeral; Gay marriage ruled constitutional right

Just a simple question.

Thinking that maybe some other people besides the normal left wing intellgentsia, posting on here, might have an answer or opinion. oh well.

Your exactly right lee, it doesn't matter. Or it shouldn't matter.
It is none of our business. Nor should it be the business of the federal government.
Yet we, as the government, have made it our business.

With the recent supreme court ruling, How long before a church like AME Emmanuel is FORCED to have LGBT clergy? Perform marriages? Even though maybe 90% of the congregation are opposed due to their religious beliefs.

I was not questioning anyone's compassion. We all have compassion for their tragedy, well at least those of us not filled with hate. The entire community has come together.

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Posted by artrogue on June 29, 2015 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Freeloaders: Save your dollars

I don't think the first Friday stroll is free wine is it? Lots of the galleries on Broad serve non-alcoholic beverages only, except for during the main art walks in May/March/etc. Do you know of specific locations serving wine? Thanks!

Posted by Elizabeth Martin on June 29, 2015 at 5:14 PM

Re: “39 Rue De Jean

I don't get it. Why the complaints? This is not a fine dining place. It is a wonderful classic French dinner bistro; The kind I like to drop into in Paris. We are regulars, usually eating a salad frisee with goat cheese and Moules Frites. They also are known for their Suchi (a bit of a surprise). It can get noisy around end of work, hookup time and the service can be terrible on any of the holidays due to over demand and decreased staff, but it hasn't stopped me from going. If you want elegant and pretty food, go elsewhere and pay considerably more. Here time it well and eat well.

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Posted by TheObserver on June 29, 2015 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Watch President Barack Obama sing "Amazing Grace" during the eulogy for Clementa Pinckney in Charleston

as far as Joe Bialeks comments, the 2nd amendments holds up all our other amendments. The national guard is the government, they only answer to the government. The gun used in this crime was not new technology, its been around for more than a hundred years. They didn't just have muskets when our nation was born, people had multiple shot weapons and the founders knew that. They weren't stupid, I don't agree with the argument the founders didn't know there wouldn't be better weapons.

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Posted by redblood on June 29, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Watch President Barack Obama sing "Amazing Grace" during the eulogy for Clementa Pinckney in Charleston

Watching the president politicize the funeral by singing made me sick to my stomach and left a horrible taste in my mouth. I doubt a head of state has ever looked so weak and stupid as him while he was singing. It sounded terrible and was to relate to blacks because is catching a lot of flack from them in the press. I have never seen anything so contrived and unnatural in all of my life. Sickening, he doesn't give two sh%^& about those victims.

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Posted by redblood on June 29, 2015 at 2:17 PM

Re: “R. Kitchen offers front-row fun, but the food is a gamble

Great meal, creative menu, great fun. The Sous Chef didn't interact as much as the Chef during our dinner, either. I suspect that perhaps that was because the guy was working his ass off and never made a slip. It's interesting that the reviewer throws in the line "While my Le Cordon Bleu professors would agree it was cooked precisely, it was a bit uninspired." To me, this sounds like a plea for credibility. In another review she writes that she's had a number of jobs in F&B. Well, somewhere I read "Those who can,do. Those who can't, teach. Those who can't teach, criticize." Sounds right to me.

Posted by Ima Oldman on June 29, 2015 at 10:38 AM

Re: “A Park Service expert weighs in on the Confederate flag

imfromhere, other than lending you my copy of the census, what options do I have? If you are sincerely interested in knowing the truth, $10 is cheap. If you are trying to continue an argument for argument's sake I'm not interested.
truthrus, your two questions are a blatant obfuscation of the issue as I explained the questions are racist bait, slave importation was banned years before the Confederacy formed, you know that so either you are baiting an argument or in Klan fashion you are misrepresenting facts to support your beliefs, either way you disgust me. The only reason you would use the questions would be to justify hatred of the North and condemning Blacks.

Posted by Ima Oldman on June 29, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Watch President Barack Obama sing "Amazing Grace" during the eulogy for Clementa Pinckney in Charleston

Joe, well put. It is good to read someone has read the constitution and doesn't misquote it.

Posted by Dawn Mitchell on June 29, 2015 at 9:26 AM

Re: “F&B leaders organize Emanuel AME fundraiser

There is something more that F&B professionals can and should be doing. Hire local African-Americans for front of house positions. Put them on the floor and make your love of community visible - more importantly, giving them a chance to make more money than McDonalds pays.
They don't know how to act in a fancy restaurant? Teach them. Maybe their parents couldn't afford to take them to places like yours.
They don't come and apply? Recruit them. Get to know some black people and ask them for referrals.
Stop the lip-service and do your part to build a community that doesn't need charity.

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Posted by ImFromHere on June 29, 2015 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Karaoke with Bear

Does this place get a crowed on sundays?

Posted by Eric Diaz on June 28, 2015 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Best Karaoke Night

I just moved to S.Carolina i want to know is there any karaoke that has a lot of people tonight...sunday

Posted by Eric Diaz on June 28, 2015 at 8:39 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Dignitaries converge on Charleston for funeral; Gay marriage ruled constitutional right

'exactly.'

It is irrelevant. I can be compassionate to their plight irrespective of their political beliefs.

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Posted by leemajors on June 28, 2015 at 6:28 PM
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