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Re: “Mark Sanford rode a tiny motorcycle while forcing BuzzFeed reporters on a tour of his plantation

I can't believe I'm saying his, but for the first time ever I'm behind Mark Sanford on an issue. If the idiots at Buzzfeed thought they were going to get another kind of experience in spending the day with him, they apparently didn't do their homework. I've never seen an incident like this before where Sanford actually seemed of superior intellect and character than his interviewers. I guess that's a result of an age where rank amateurs only need a camera and a microphone and can claim credibility on the internet. If you can come off looking like you were sucker-punched by Sanford you need to find a job you're capable of. Good on ya, Mark.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 6, 2017 at 11:02 AM
Posted by Richard Dix Dawson Jr. on June 6, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg joins city leaders in vow to uphold Paris climate agreement

The Mayor's proposals indicate the sincerity of his belief in climate change and the potential harm to the port city if no precaution is taken to avoid it.
I commend him in his foresight, but it is an unreasonable stretch to connect these actions to the Paris Agreement. True, both rest on the belief that global warming is real and that man can alter or mitigate it, but beyond this, there is no action that any mayor can take that specifically parallels the requirements of the Agreement. It is inconceivable that any American city can or will take on the substantial financial burden that the Agreement demands on its members.
The only connection of the two is spiritual.

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Posted by Vincent Savage on June 5, 2017 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg joins city leaders in vow to uphold Paris climate agreement

So with Mayor Tecklenburg's vowing to adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement" mean that our city taxes will be going up to satisfy the provision of the Agreement that "developed countries" (the USA) should pay $100 billion annually to countries affected by climate change"?

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 5, 2017 at 3:06 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Columbia mayor pushes local support for Paris accord; ACLU sues another S.C. county over jails

What do you think Mayor Benjamin will do reduce the world's CO2? Bike to work, sell his car, not use airplanes?

The Paris agreement is about money, unless he has billions of dollars to give to Africa for clean energy production, he can't do anything but talk. Sorry to seem cynical but that's reality.

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Posted by Randall Floyd on June 5, 2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Why are white men turning on women?

The question should be "Why western women are less appealing than videogames to males ?" but of course that's not possible in a gynocentric society where women have no responsibility, women are always seen as good, women can't be blamed and men have all the pressure, all the responsibilities, receive all the hate, have to accept misandric biases against them since they day they were born. Truth is that not only women are to blame for this, is the zeitgeist's bias that discourages any pursuit for long or even short term relationshits. When an entire society does nothing but hate on males through biased laws, biased schools, biased people, biased courts, biased colleges don't act surprised when those males stop caring about anything but themselves. That's right, this generation of gamers is a product of YOUR society that not only neglected them but outright hated, antagonized and demonized them.

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Posted by VeryNormal SimplePerson on June 5, 2017 at 12:22 AM

Re: “Why are white men turning on women?

"Why are white men turning on women? "

> Pay less taxes
> More privileges
> Way easier to spare jail
> Can put any men on earth in prison just for yelling "i was raped"
> Get free things from the mighty government sugar daddy
> No need to sign up for the draft
> Can have female-only spaces and events.
> Bitch about some wage gap to get even more free stuff
> Get reduced penalties when commiting crimes (or spare jail, even after commiting monstrous crimes)

With this kind of treatment, even my dog would want to become a woman.

To hell with this male shit. Trap life here i go.

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Posted by Jeff 1 on June 5, 2017 at 12:18 AM

Re: “Trump's anxiety in Saudi Arabia gives hope

Oh how edgy, how brave.

Another one of your over-the-top opinion pieces demagoguing your own personal boogeyman, all things Trump. But I see now you've upped the ante by calling him a "dog", and by extension those who supported him and voted for him ("speaking out against cats in rooms full of other dogs") while the leaders of Saudi Arabia, a country that systematically subjugates women, that persecutes and kills gays and transgenders, where religious freedom is non-existent and where they routinely execute those who decide to leave Islam, these leaders you have singled out with praise as "lions and jaguars".

We're all eager to read in future opinion pieces what other colorful derogatory phrases you can come up with for your favorite obsession.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 4, 2017 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Charleston’s African American Museum dealt setback as state funding is dropped

well this is great but the confederates will want some absurb mesueum too. Also will all the csa monuments be incoorparated in the African American museum (I do not like this term)

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Posted by Leonard Hilton on June 4, 2017 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Local municipalities should choose which heroes they honor

While I agree in principal with your opinion, but I don't find anything admirable in the City of New Orleans actions, in fact, they're more than hypocritical. I suppose it comes down to who's "oxen is being gored". They pat themselves on the back for removing all the Confederate memorials yet the individual responsible, more than anyone else in our history for single-handedly exterminating the Creeks, the Seminoles and my ancestors, the Cherokees, not only has the most prominent monument in NOLA, but the center square in the city is named after him. We even have his face on our currency. So spare me your righteousness New Orleans, when the creator of the Trail of Tears is the city's poster boy.

Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Columbia mayor pushes local support for Paris accord; ACLU sues another S.C. county over jails

Excellent, Mayor Benjamin, and thank you for caring about our planet. I wish Mayor Techlenburg would do the same.

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Posted by Kathryn Christian Bender on June 3, 2017 at 1:49 PM

Re: “After recent sexual assault, Charleston police blame thefts from unlocked vehicles for spread of violent crime

I would blame the scum thug for the spread of violent crime...Let's take a tour of The County Jail...You will see what is in there...Should have tours...

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on June 3, 2017 at 1:05 PM

Re: “After recent sexual assault, Charleston police blame thefts from unlocked vehicles for spread of violent crime

I think leaving a firearm in an unlocked vehicle should be illegal and the owner(s) should be charged for doing so. A child could get it!

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Posted by jmm619 on June 3, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “After recent sexual assault, Charleston police blame thefts from unlocked vehicles for spread of violent crime

While we should lock our doors, Blame the perpetrator not the innocent. In my opinion, this guy should never see the light of day again. I'll blame our system, once he's released to commit more crimes.

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Posted by jcownbey1980 on June 3, 2017 at 8:17 AM

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

Have never seen such bullshit article, lol. You need to do deep STP research, starting with their certifications, lol. I'm happy to hear many others calling out on your bullshit. The article is more of a "I hate STP so I'm gonna pull shit out my ass and pass it as fact".

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Posted by Led Zepper on June 3, 2017 at 2:52 AM

Re: “Trump's anxiety in Saudi Arabia gives hope

Outstanding article, Ali! :)

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Posted by Erin Michelle on June 1, 2017 at 11:34 AM

Re: “THE GOOD FIGHT ‌ The Last Lynching

Let it be known that Willie Earl was accused NOT convicted.

You wanna know who I couldn't give a damn about? White people in general. How they fix their faces to talk about how some white people have been killed by Black thugs. Well, that's what thugs do - let's talk all the good white church folk that killed and terrorize innocent Black folk for no other reason than they were Black. But white folk need these false equivalence so their guilt doesn't eat them alive or so they may keep solid food down. Please. Read a history book on Amerikan history then we can talk about who the real animals are.

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Posted by BLACKA BLACKA on June 1, 2017 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Puddles, the clown with the golden voice, brings Simon Cowell to his feet on America's Got Talent

Wish and luck to everyone who are trying. Get rested and have lots and lots of energy, I'm talking to our amazing judges! Love All Of You Guys!

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Posted by Suki Infinity on June 1, 2017 at 2:09 AM

Re: “Local municipalities should choose which heroes they honor

"Opinions are like belly buttons. We all have them, and they are all different." Thank you, Mr. Greene, for expressing your opinions on Memorial Day. Consider reading the news more carefully, and you will find that New Orleans has left their Confederate Monuments out by dumps and City Vehicle Depots, not in museums. Consider studying American History a little more closely, and you might find your opinions changing.

Yes, our "Civil War" was anything but civil. The Union Army buried their dead on the battlefields when they could not ship them home. They made no attempts to bury Confederate dead, much like the English at the Battle of Culloden. This was why cities and towns all across the South erected monuments to "Our Fallen Sons -" so their families would have a place to mourn and remember their loved ones. The statues of the generals in both North and South came later.

Yes, a part of our community has been held back, put down and not heard from for too long. Yes, ALL Charlestonians' opinions should be heard in polite discourse. And, yes, our history needs to be remembered, ALL of it, lest we forget.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on May 31, 2017 at 9:49 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Chamber leader miffed by Trump-Germany comments; Cops now taught not to shoot into cars

Trump, BMW is a German company that manufacturers domestic product that also exports back to Germany. Unlike you and ALL of your manufacturing which occurs overseas and ALL of your domestically sold products are IMPORTED. What part of dumbass don't you understand? I just answered my own question - none, since he's a dumbass.

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Posted by tupper29406 on May 31, 2017 at 7:18 AM
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