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Re: “Is Lindsey Graham gay?

In other words, yes. But mostly in airport shitters.

Posted by Judge OvyoursoulvO on January 15, 2018 at 12:16 PM

Re: “Regulatory corruption, sexual misconduct, opioids, and golf carts among measures to be considered in 2018 Statehouse session

I hope the Daylight Savings Time vote gives us the option to keep it year round.

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Posted by navyvet on January 10, 2018 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Regulatory corruption, sexual misconduct, opioids, and golf carts among measures to be considered in 2018 Statehouse session

H. 4396 would exempt police dash cam footage from Freedom of Information Act requests. This is purely an attempt to protect law enforcement from lying and corruption. Body cams are a waste of money if the public can't gain access. Based on recent events, cops still protect bad cops at all costs.

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Posted by tupper29406 on January 10, 2018 at 8:15 AM
Posted by Rich Seibert on January 9, 2018 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Regulatory corruption, sexual misconduct, opioids, and golf carts among measures to be considered in 2018 Statehouse session

The 2nd Amend is a RESTRICTIVE admendment. It states such in the Preamble to Bill of Rights. the 2A does not grant nor convey any right, but RESTRICTS and PROHIBITS the government from infringing upon this enumerated, pre-existing, God given right.

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Posted by Rich Seibert on January 9, 2018 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Local company Canna Bonez makes Cannabidiol oil-infused dog treats

There are extraordinary things happening around the Kingston Park Kiosk South Australia with dogs and humans We dog lovers have discovered a fantastic natural way to help our dogs cope with arthritis and other ailments. We are feeding them with a super fruit juice powder which effectively blocks pain, resolves inflammation in the joints and rejuvenates them. Its called Mangosteen Fruit Powder and it has many health benefits for both dogs and humans including help with joint pain. See www.royaltropics.com. or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3N6USK.

Posted by Peter Allen on January 2, 2018 at 9:26 PM

Re: “If the Confederacy had won, slavery would have continued in the South

Interesting all.... Just a short note. As the late SHELBY Foote said on several occasions, ,, When the war broke out you could ask any SOLIDER on either side, WHY ARE YOU FIGHTING THIS WAR ?.... NOT ONE SINGLE FIGHTING MAN WOULD HAVE STATED HE WAS EITHER FIGHTING TO FREE THE SLAVES NOT TO KEEP THEM. EITHER SIDE COULD HAVE CARED LESS ABOUT SLAVERY. NORTHERN : FIGHTING TO SAVE THE UNION. SOUTHERN : BECAUSE YOU ARE HERR....IN OTHER WOEDS SOUTHERNERS FOUGHT OFF INVASION OF THEIR HOMES , FAMILY, COUNTRY. NONE CARED NOTHING OF SLAVERY. SIMPLE. RESEARCH. SHERMAN , SHERIDIAN EVEN LINCOLN WERE ALL RACIST. ITS A FACT. THE SOUTH NEVER WANTED TO RULE OVER THE NORTH... ALL WE ASK IS TO BE LET ALONE...JEFFERSON DAVIS. AND YES COMMON SENSE TELLS THE HUMAN RACE, SLAvery would have died out in time.

Posted by Mike Briggs on December 26, 2017 at 1:30 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Coming next, a memorial to Dylan Roof, and tearing down that so-called church. In reality, that's not a church at all, it's a hot bed of communist planning and violence.

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Posted by Pat Hines on December 23, 2017 at 8:15 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

As they say, factoryconnection, you can't spell loser without LOS.

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Posted by navyvet on December 20, 2017 at 11:46 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

"We will be seceding, there's nothing you can do to stop us."

Who is this "we" you're talking about? Did I miss where the League of the South created its own political party separate from the (admittedly like-minded) Republican party (of Lincoln, LOL, but obviously not anymore)? No I didn't. You and your clubhouse can pretend to be a sovereign nation with slaves and cotton all you want and being that you're all white you'd probably not even get much of a punishment for it beyond a stern talking-to by a judge and some truly savage internet memes.

Of course, with the President endorsing KKK marches, violence, and theories, maybe Pat Hines is right. Unless y'all read Trump wrong and he ends up seizing the opportunity to be the New Lincoln. Hmmm... choices.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 20, 2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Today is an anniversary of the secession of South Carolina from the United States of America (USA). The USA is nothing more than a government created by the states. The USA is certainly not a nation.

Secession from that government is a reserved power of the states, expressly reserved by the Tenth Amendment.

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Posted by Pat Hines on December 20, 2017 at 4:02 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Navyvet & JGB,

Yes, I am chairman of the South Carolina League of the South.

Thanks, Navyvet, I'd almost forgotten about that interview by the late Alan Comes, brings back fond memories.

It's obvious, navyvet, that you don't understand the chain of command and who is a legitimate target in time of war, I do understand those rules. Incidentally, I do have a lot of years of US military time, so don't even bother to go there. Admiral Yamamoto was a legitimate target, as was Saddam Hussein (according to George W. Bush).

While I think all of the negro players who are cutting up at the beginning of pro-football games are without merit, no Southern Nationalist pledges to the Yankee Empire's stripped rag, the same one flown during the murderous invasion of the southern states.

Again, those who think that we southern men and women will forget the murders of over 500,000 of our people via an illegal invasion and conquest of our lands by the US government should rethink that, we will never forget.

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Posted by Pat Hines on December 20, 2017 at 3:55 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Some more deluded statements from Pat Hines:
"John Wilkes Booth was a Confederate agent who, sadly, he didnt fulfill his mission for almost 2 1/2 years, Hines said. But he was assigned to kill Lincoln. And its too bad that he took as long as he did to do it."
Why would you favor the assassination of an American president? Colmes asked.
Hines explained, Well, he was a United States President. Well, he was commander-in-chief, which makes him a legitimate target immediately.
When asked by Colmes if any commander-in-chief is a legitimate target, Hines didnt pause before replying, Well, they are.

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Posted by navyvet on December 19, 2017 at 9:49 PM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Are you the same Pat Hines from the League of the South?

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Posted by JGB on December 19, 2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

navyvet posted: "So leave if you want, but South Carolina isn't going anywhere."

South Carolina belongs to those southern men and women born here, it does NOT belong to the United States of America (USA).

Perhaps, navyvet, you aren't aware that the USA is a agent created by the states, the states are its owner.

I'm not going anywhere, I was born in South Carolina, I'm a native of my state.

We will be seceding, there's nothing you can do to stop us.

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Posted by Pat Hines on December 19, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

The south is not a nation, it is part of a nation known as the United States of America. Since this is not North Korea, if you hate it so much here you can leave anytime.
However, the State of South Carolina belongs to the people of South Carolina, almost all of whom are proud to be part of said United States of America.
So leave if you want, but South Carolina isn't going anywhere.

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Posted by navyvet on December 19, 2017 at 10:07 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

The south is a nation, the US is a proposition nation, that is not a nation at all.

We'll secede, and unburden y'all with having a forced association with us.

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Posted by Pat Hines on December 18, 2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Excellent article! In the past, I'd have argued with you, but I've read the documents and learned the history for myself. Most of what we're taught in history class is incomplete or poor attempts at simplifying complex concepts through a lens of bias.

I'd add, the motivations of those in power and on the ground are different. For the majority of Confederate soldiers the Confederacy represented a unified defense force. They didn't own slaves, yet their towns were being threatened by an aristocratic war over an institution they had no power in (remember, the second largest demographic was the "Poor Whites", who were underrepresented via poll taxes). Sadly, most people lazily paint all Confederate soldiers as anti-Abolitionists.

Our current service members are not fighting for the same motivations Congress sends them to war - it is a proactive defense. We're all humans with needs and wants. If we were invaded by a foreign or domestic force today, local militias would not be fighting in support of a cause other than self-defense. This may be difficult for many folks on either side of the aisle to reconcile, but unless it's acknowledged, neither side will move forward.

We are one nation now and we need to act like it. Cheers! :)

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Posted by JGB on December 18, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

Pyramids weren't built by slaves

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Posted by Randall Floyd on December 18, 2017 at 10:47 AM

Re: “How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause

State's rights were so important to the Confederacy that the constitution banned all CSA states from impinging on the slave trade, movement of slaves, and ownership of humans. They were also forbidden from seceding. Any new states were forbidden from forming without the enshrinement of slavery.

And that's what was most important to them: keeping the aristocrats on top because their fortunes depended on exploiting free labor. Their economy was a sham otherwise. But they were obviously the heroes of our past, the great shining examples of humanity that the modern, Southern, white person most wants to be.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 18, 2017 at 10:46 AM
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