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Re: “Denouncing blatant racism isn't enough

Thank you for eloquently describing what I have witnessed my entire life. Covert racism is being polite to their face but still being secretly bigoted - and acting on the bigotry. I'm sorry Mr. Scott, but you hooked your wagon to the "whitey" party and you can't even see it. And Mr. Scott's explanation went in one "whitey" ear and out the other because Trump, deep down, does not respect African-Americans. And, as you can see, Mr. Scott's "explanation" has not made an iota of difference in the way Trump thinks about racial equality - he doesn't.

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Posted by tupper29406 on September 26, 2017 at 7:29 AM

Re: “Denouncing blatant racism isn't enough

Well said.

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Posted by TheObserver on September 22, 2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Denouncing blatant racism isn't enough

One of the best posts you've made.

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Posted by Darrell Grisby on September 21, 2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Denouncing blatant racism isn't enough

Excellent.

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Posted by Charlotte Hutson-Wrenn on September 20, 2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Why Tecklenburg's position on Confederate monuments is a non-starter

I agree with this article you cannot leave space for the crazies to come on over

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Posted by eden0718 on September 1, 2017 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Why Tecklenburg's position on Confederate monuments is a non-starter

We all remember that you didn't want Mayor T to become Mayor Dwayne (https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/green-leon-stavrinakis-will-be-the-next-mayor-of-charleston/Content?oid=5544638). But for goodness sake, if you're that concerned why have you not prevailed on Leon Stavrinakis to be the voice in the legislature to get the Heritage Act repealed so that the statues can actually be removed by municipalities? Putting up plaques explaining the real history is the best that can be done until Leon acts and gets something through the state house, which he's never done. But hope springs eternal.

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Posted by True Charlestonian on August 30, 2017 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Why Tecklenburg's position on Confederate monuments is a non-starter

The article does not tell us what does Tecklenburg propose to put on the plaques. If we put on the plaques statements like that such men were dangerous horrible people, racist, sexist and homophobic, who South Carolina needs to be ashamed of, then I could support the plaques. Though I can also support removing the statues and replacing them with statues of civil rights heroes, including those born here in South Carolina. Those were brave people. But it did not take much bravery to support racist slavery.

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Posted by Tom Martin on August 30, 2017 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Why Tecklenburg's position on Confederate monuments is a non-starter

I thinks I'm beginin' to see the problem.
Honestly, who gives a rat's a$$ about
some rustin' old statues? The problem
is Southerners didn't ask no
PERMISSION to puts up no statues. Let
me rectify that issue right now.

Please, PLEASE, purty please with sugar
on it Marse Yanqee, Marse Jew, Marse Antifa,
Marse American Taliban, Marse NAACP,
Marse black man, cans us Southerns please
puts up a statue to our dear old departed
gen'rals? Weuns promise to clean the pigeon
poop offs 'em and we'll even plants flowers
aroun' 'em and makes 'em looks Real purty.
The first thing they did was take away the
slaves' dress, then their language and
finally all idols, religion and vestiges
of their culture. What's the first thing
Big Brother did? Remove all trace of
individuality. What did the Commies do?
Erase all signs of nonconformity. What do
Yanqees do?

Listen to Secrest and Julianne Moore, can
you tell them from any other Yanqee? Don't
they, and Rose and Connick, dress like
Yanqees, bet they eats like Yanqees, ain't
a damn one of 'em gots a Southern flag.
You know who the slaves are now, Yanqees
makin' sure Everybody knows who the slaves
are, Now.

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Posted by Jaddy Baddy on August 30, 2017 at 2:46 PM

Re: “Why Tecklenburg's position on Confederate monuments is a non-starter

Tecklemberg did what every coward has done since time immemorial: equivocated.

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Posted by LuvtheNewslessCourier on August 30, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Why Tecklenburg's position on Confederate monuments is a non-starter

Tecklenberg chose a path well vetted by historians: contextualizing the monuments as historic artifacts. He did nothing wrong.

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Posted by swampfox on August 30, 2017 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

I would LOVE for short-term rentals to be legalized in residential zones. Long-term renters are quite honestly, a huge head ache. They are cheap, try to barter with me over rent if I have fix an appliance, and are unapologetic about their lack of knowledge of what it takes to own a home. If you want to rent long-term downtown, you are going to pay a premium. It doesnt matter if there are short-term rentals or not. Those are the facts. It is not cheap to live downtown on the peninsula, especially in an older home that is well kept. Great article and I really hope this works out! I would ditch the headache of long-term renters any day.

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Posted by pickle_fight on July 31, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

I think it's very likely that the police did respond to Mr. Hendrix's call. He seems upset that livability did not act in the way he liked (largely because the City is still in the process of deciding on a new policy change).

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Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 30, 2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Maybe the police are too lazy to enforce noise ordinances. They would rather work on more serious crimes. So then they might pretend nobody called them to complain about the noise.

Posted by Tom Martin on July 30, 2017 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

I'm confused Pat Hendrix. The whole block called the police and nobody responded? Did the police not come out and tell the people to quiet down?

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Posted by Trevor Scott on July 29, 2017 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Amen, factoryconnection. But yet...they wont stop, cant stop. Giving tax dollars away like its growing on trees to Big Business, but not investing in our miserable infrastructure or piss poor bottom of the barrel public education system (Thank God Mississippi exists). SC BIDNEZZ AS USUAL. Hey Y'all, lets do a $100,000 dollar additional study on affordable housing or flooding at high tide cause WE CAN. Wheeeeee.

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Posted by Cia Culinarykid on July 28, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Protect property rights. Those opposed should consider that if their properties are suddenly potential revenue generators, then their property values will increase.

"the same noise ordinances which apply to long-term tenants and homeowners apply equally to short-term rentals."

Exactly. There's already rules against the potential problems many are citing.

I'm taking the libertarian view on this one. Good article Mr. Dwayne Green.

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Posted by Dominiq Johnson on July 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

I remember seeing and going(unfortunately) to hugest parties, keg and college frat parties downtown in some old Charleston single houses back in the early 90's. One where the second story porch fell from so many kids being on the porch.. there were so many of these every weekend! Anywhere from Ansonborough, all the way down king St. In and around a Hampton Park and the crosstown too.
I remember when I first started driving and I wasn't allowed downtown because it was so rough and there was crime in most areas that are now just beautiful.
This city has become incredibly beautiful. It doesn't matter wether we ban short term rentals, the rent in the city IS going to go up. It's just a fact. Wait until they finish building the west edge project for all the doctors and medical students. You think the crosstown ghetto areas are going to remain at 1000.00 per bedroom? ( which is already jaw dropping)
We are LUCKY and blessed to have such fortune come this way. It's safer, cleaner, and we have so much culture here. The only ones or locals who will afford to live in and around the city will be the very wealthy and those who are allowed to compete with the big hotels to save there homes by renting them out in any form.. So, that for someone like me, I might have the chance to retire their one day. It is no easy job managing and having a long term renter or short term renter. It is work.
If you own a house and your neighbor has loud college kids, or bachelor parties or too many cars or a pig farm or a strip club. You. should. move. and find a better quality of life somewhere else than in a CITY. Maybe one with a big yard and neighbors far from you. When you sell your house, you'll probably do very very well because of everything your fighting against. Until then, call and make complaints.
But, do not try to force change that suits you best because you got it so good. Change is inevitable and I have full confidence that the city will do a good job enforcing the peace and noise ordinance etc to the best of their abilities going forward. It's a learning curve and everyone has to be patient while our little old city changes to keep up with ALL this big business and money. We should be so lucky and grateful!

Thank you Mr Green for the article, it was well written and sounds like it is the true heart of most locals in the city.

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Posted by Annie Mayo on July 28, 2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Charleston's printed accolades may be doing more harm than good

Too much of anything in most cases is a recipe for disaster. However, coming to Charleston after living in a severely economically depressed area will open your eyes immensely. There were no jobs or opportunities for a better life in my previous home. I love this city and hope that we can find a solution to some of the problems created by its popularity.

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Posted by couchqueen2020 on July 28, 2017 at 1:57 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

@EBF. You are wrong. A bed & breakfast is zoned residential, NOT commercial. If the owner lives onsite for at least 183 days per year, anyone can get a b&b license, South of the Crosstown that is. Why not north of the Crosstown or West Ashley, or J.I.? Why should I be denied a residential use of a residential home, just because I live north of this arbitrary line? I'll tell you why (according to the City and some of the task force members): No particular reason.

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Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 27, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

@ Pat Hendrix: Regardless of what livability did io did not do for you regarding this one particular rental, I will repeat myself: Lee Batchelder explained at the most recent meeting of the task force that there have been ZERO (that's right ZERO) calls about owner-occupied B&B's. And yes making it illegal for me to run a b&b, a residentially zoned, older-than-Jesus traditional form of rental (the Inn of the X-mas story wasn't a Hyatt, I'm certain), this is akin to not allowing blacks, gays or anyone else to sit at lunch counters, stay at hotels, etc. Fear is ungodly and is what is tearing this community apart, not those of us can be responsible b&b owners. Charleston seems hell bent on letting fearful, uptight mostly-rich folks continue to violate people's basic rights, civil or property.

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Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 27, 2017 at 3:44 PM
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