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Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

I only pulled up this because I heard of your unsportsman.like conduct at these games. Not sure who wrote this newspaper story, but.I'm gonna go ahead and advise you to polish up that resume.

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Posted by Larry Truncale on June 19, 2017 at 6:51 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

Give up Paul for Lentz!

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Posted by 00011010010101 on June 19, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

Hey Tom, thanks for the reply.

You mention that Germany took down the Nazi flag immediately. Well, we gave them no choice. The occupying forces made it law, and that law remains to this day. While we did not go as far as banning it, we can continue to fly the flag for WHATEVER reason they choose to display it. White Supremacy may be one reason some do so. It certainly is not why I do so.

I support the flags removal from over the statehouse. The only flag that should fly there is the state flag and above it, the American flag. Over a monument was an acceptable place to display it, so I did not support its removal from that location. The entire flag issue was a terrible distraction from the AME shooting. Something that I feel could have waited so that the two issues were not connected in the minds of South Carolinians.

I think you conclusion that the FBI failed to order the ATF to confiscate the shooters illegally purchased firearm is a bit of a stretch. More likely, the FBI was lazy and simply did not care enough to pursue it until AFTER it was used in a shooting. Suddenly it mattered a great deal.

Posted by Jshicke on June 19, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

Tim Tebow playing in Charleston that weekend...brought WAY MORE FANS (and money) to the home team...than they would have drawn/earned if Tebow didnt play for Columbia. Yet, they want to troll him?

All the teams in that Class A League should be KISSING Tebow's behind...because without him playing for Columbia....those teams ARE NOT making money hand over fist on days Tebow plays!

People mock him..but in A World of 'producing results' (i.e. MAKING MONEY)....Tebow is a money making draw! Fans want to pay to see him play (regardless of the reason/reasons).

I find it hypocritical that the very people making fun of Tebow...have NO PROBLEM with going to the bank making cash deposits after a game Tebow played in! Look at the numbers of fans who come to games Tebow plays in..vs....non-Tebow games! Bottom line...people are DUMB (always have been, always will be)!

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Posted by Paul Lentz on June 19, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Woman climbs Angel Oak, leading to 5-hour standoff with police

I've always wanted to climb that tree.

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Posted by Laurie Sue on June 19, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

Gloria, I guess few people agree with the whole Democratic platform, maybe even Hillary did not agree with everything there, and surely Sanders did not.
Concerning guns, it is a sad fact that guns are so common in this country, so that the murder rate is several times higher than in Western Europe. But I guess nothing much can be done about it, it is part of the culture, many have guns, so then many guns are stolen from legal owners, and that is the way it is. No country is perfect, each country has its faults, and our murder rate is one of our faults. Still it is surprising that there is a time limit of 3 days, so if a background check is not finished yet, the gun can be sold to an illegible buyer and it is too late. That loophole can be fixed.
I guess a lot of people wanted Hillary, so she outvoted Sanders in the primary. But she did turn out to be a weak candidate, too flawed, and too lacking in charisma. She did win more votes than Trump, but he won in the electoral college, so now we are stuck with him. What a terrible election this time, two very flawed candidates.
And about housing, I don't really know why builders are not building a lot of tiny apartments that the poor can afford. After all, I am not an economics major.

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Posted by Tom Martin on June 19, 2017 at 1:39 AM

Re: “The tragic but undeniable truth about Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots

While I agree with the Nirvana and AIC influences - Weiland even admitted those on the record a few times-, I have to say the Pearl Jam and Soundgarden ones are off. Most songs in 'Core' were written circa 1990, before PJ even existed as a band. Just do a search on Youtube for the 'Mighty Joe Young' demos. 'Where The River Goes', likewise, was the first STP song, composed in 1989 by Dean DeLeo. For Soundgarden, that was pre-Badmotorfinger era. I do agree there are similarities, though. WTRG's riff sounds a bit like 'Slaves and Bulldozers' or 'Searching With My Good Eye Closed' from Badmotorfinger. Most likely a coincidence of drinking from the same fountain (namely The Doors and Led Zeppelin), though. It didn't hurt that Core was produced by Brendan O'Brien, who was involved in PJ's Ten production, either.

Posted by Renato P on June 18, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

I think Mr. Kearney is lumping too many things together, things that really don't have anything to do with each other. For one, being horrified about Dylann Roof's massacre of the Emanuel worshipers does not translate into suddenly being in line with the entire Democrat platform! No matter how many people are killed by guns, we don't want to cede our self-defense to a more and more intrusive government or to the practical time limits of our police forces. There is no "Charleston Loophole". There never was. And people are going to be moving here and paying more for the properties than the residents are able to afford because that's how economics works. It's got nothing to do with being sorry about the victims or not. And the Trump thing! Hillary was the alternative! NOBODY wanted Hillary, even Democrats! That's why a 70 year old socialist nearly beat her!

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Posted by Gloria B. Jenkins on June 18, 2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “McLeod Plantation to grow Sea Island cotton for the first time since the 1920s

What a grand place McLeod is today! This makes the experience even richer. Thank you Bill McLean for this new chapter. Thank you, Shawn Halifax, CCPRC, staff and volunteers!

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Posted by Charlotte Hutson-Wrenn on June 18, 2017 at 1:32 PM

Re: “How to Rid Your House of No-See-Ums

What if I put blood in a bowl and set that out?

Posted by Wes Johnson on June 18, 2017 at 3:44 AM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

Jshicke, background checks rarely take more than about 5 days. So when Roof was able to buy the gun in 3 days, even though he would have failed the background check, then he could have gone to do his massacre very quickly, if he knew that FBI is working on background checks even after a gun is sold and then sends ATF to confiscate the gun. I guess that is not what FBI normally does. After all, NRA was spreading the propaganda that Obama wants to confiscate our guns. So the FBI did not want to do anything to feed that propaganda and send in troopers to confiscate somebody's legally bought gun, risking a shootout. After all, we remember what happened with Branch Davidians.
And most whites in SC did not stand side by side with most blacks in the voting booth, they voted against the wishes of most blacks. The racial divide in the voting booth is still very wide in SC.
And why not take down the flag that represents racism and slavery? Look at Germany, after the war was over, they quickly took down the similarly hateful Nazi flags and even banned flying that flag. South Carolina did not go that far, to ban flying the Confederate flag. If somebody wants to show his support of white supremacy, he can still go and fly that flag. Or should South Carolina have the Nazi flag at the statehouse? Or the Soviet flag? We don't want flags of hateful ideologies to represent our state. We have freedom of speech, so a citizen can fly the flag of Nazi Germany or Soviet Union or Red China or apartheid South Africa, but such horrible flags should not represent our state, which we are trying to make better.

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Posted by Tom Martin on June 17, 2017 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Folly Beach shark bite strikes environmental chord

Shark proliferation doesn't threaten "our" planet like human overpopulation does.

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Posted by Jordan McClung on June 17, 2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Folly Beach shark bite strikes environmental chord

Shark proliferation is not threatening "our" planet as human overpopulation does.

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Posted by Jordan McClung on June 17, 2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Donald Trump definitely just accidentally burned every single Clemson grad

Another idiotic overblown analysis of what Trump says. The hatred for our president is so ugly & so un American. Then to read the spoiled ding dong...city dweller use the F word several times certifies how looney & unhinged the left has become.

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Posted by Monn Jaah on June 16, 2017 at 11:11 PM

Re: “McLeod Plantation to grow Sea Island cotton for the first time since the 1920s

Fascinating story. I wonder what it would take to turn Sea Island Cotton into a major crop?

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Posted by newbattleaxe on June 16, 2017 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Mayor of New Orleans makes the case for removing Confederate monuments

Grandstanding hypocrite. Remove some old generals monuments but leave intact the statute and the main named square of the individual responsible for personally directing the extermination of the Creek, Seminole and Cherokee tribes, the man who created the Bataan Death March of the 19th century, the Trail of Tears, that bastard, Andrew Jackson.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 16, 2017 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

AMAZING KJ!!!!

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Posted by Marie Bligen on June 16, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “S.C. attorney general joins nationwide investigation into opioid manufacturers

"As one of a handful of states where the amount of painkiller prescriptions outnumbers residents"

Whoa, say what? How does that happen legally? We getting out of state patients who come here for pain killer prescriptions? Sure would have liked to hear more on that point in this article, but they make the statement, and just let it hang.

Posted by Jshicke on June 16, 2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

I agree with Jamie, I am glad this article, and the others were written. It is good to have open dialog to better understand each other. So many disagreed with my above comment, but apparently dialog is not what they wanted to have. So I sit here scratching my head over what it was they particularly disagreed with... and why.

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Posted by Jshicke on June 16, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

KJ, I feel hopeful just knowing that your brilliant and brave soul publishes this kind of work in Charleston. Thank you for being the necessary voice that names the exact things everyone needs to understand.

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Posted by Jaime Cunningham on June 16, 2017 at 10:41 AM
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