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Re: “Philando, Folly, and Flags

Who exactly is the intended audience for your wandering diatribes? I seriously doubt members of this secessionist group read the CCP since their membership would barely fill inside the Folly Boat. And how exactly is this group linked to the actions of a poorly trained Minnesota cop who over-reacted in a traffic stop. Oh, that's right, its the whole America is racist and Charleston is particularly racist mantra you repeat ad nauseum in most of your pieces. So, is everyone who disagrees with your opinion on the Confederate flag a racist hater? I do find this oddly hypocritical, since you ignore that the continual hate filled rhetoric of the BLM movement, you are so eager to defend, is the primary reason police officers of all colors are being ambushed and murdered at an increasing rate, most recently in NYC the other night.

Might I suggest in a future opinion piece you write about something in your own personal wheelhouse. Since you continually bring up and are proud of your Iranian heritage, perhaps you could enlighten us to the historical and continual subjugation of women in that country, how through Sharia law the unfaithful are routinely executed, how gays and transgenders are systematic murdered in your family's native country, and a better understanding of that whole Iranian plan to destroy the Jewish state and exterminate Semites from the face of the earth. Of course, we shouldn't paint with a broad brush about a whole group of people, right Ali, after all not all Iranians are Jihadist terrorist killers, just a small percentage, small, but probably larger that those who might paint Confederate flags on boats.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 6, 2017 at 1:14 AM

Re: “Philando, Folly, and Flags

Just what America needs. Another foreigner telling us how bad we are.

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Posted by starviego on July 5, 2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Philando, Folly, and Flags

If you think white people like the Secessionists are insufferable now, just wait until white people are an actual minority. I have a bad feeling there will be a huge uptick in the amount of domestic terrorism, er, excuse me, "isolated incidents of mentally ill people."

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Posted by Ron Liberte on July 5, 2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Warning signs to be added to horse carriages in downtown Charleston

There is plenty of room for carriages in Charleston. It is not cruel, as the horses were bred for work. The signs will only work if folks would just slow down a bit.....and stay off their phones.

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Posted by localhutch on July 5, 2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “A look at how a growing method of online extortion reached into a West Ashley home

how about the local police going to senior centers and spread the word? And leave a card with a number on it that a senior could call if they had questions. Could save a bunch of elderly a lot of time and money.

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Posted by localhutch on July 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Warning signs to be added to horse carriages in downtown Charleston

Why not have caution signs when boarding the horse carriage? "CAUTION: You're being cruel and lazy. Walk or bike your fat ass around town."

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Posted by Patrick Gallagher on July 5, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Re: “A look at how a growing method of online extortion reached into a West Ashley home

Three key things that will help you avoid being ripped off in these schemes 99% of the time.

1.) Never take a call from anyone who wants to talk about your computer.
2.) Never have your computer serviced by anyone over the Net, some are legit, most are not, think that's an actual Microsoft site, think again, take it to a local computer store, better service and usually less expensive.
3.) Don't do your banking transactions on a computer over the Internet.
4.) Credit card skimmers are rampant in Charleston, they are everywhere. Always shake a credit card input slot to check for a skimmer, never withdraw money from any site other than your own bank and always cover the key pad when punching in your code.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 5, 2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Warning signs to be added to horse carriages in downtown Charleston

Traffic is NO place for horses.

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Posted by Charlotte Edwards on July 4, 2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Warning signs to be added to horse carriages in downtown Charleston

Warning: People from Ohio on Board. Keep Distance or Risk Getting Contaminated with Mediocrity and a Desire to Wear Chunky White New Balance Shoes.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on July 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Re: “How my mother's illness made me a healthier ally

Excellent article Jessie.

Posted by Bob Bell on July 3, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Re: “S.C. gas still some of the cheapest in the nation after tax increase on July 1

Dont mind the gas tax hike if it was actually going to fix the roads, which I seriously doubt. The legislators will find other pet projects for much of the money, and direct it to contracts to line their and their buddy's pockets. Our corrupt state government at work.

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Posted by BelowBroad on July 3, 2017 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Planning to bring a little booze to the beach? Here's what it could cost you

But if it's in a Yeti cup, it's O.K.., right?

No glass, no obvious cans, just put it in a discrete "water" container, and we're all cool.

Posted by Letstakeawalk on July 3, 2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “S.C. gas still some of the cheapest in the nation after tax increase on July 1

I paid $1.79 per gallon yesterday. Took a trip to Indiana last weekend and South Carolina still had the cheapest gas of all the states we passed thru.

My only complaint with the gas tax hike is that it did nothing to address the issue whereas a good 30% of the tax money is not used for roads. Now that we are increasing our tax income from gas, that means a larger amount of money will be spent on things other than roads and road maintenance.

Posted by Jshicke on July 3, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Re: “Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted

@Tom Martin

Obama was the most divisive president in my lifetime.

Class warfare is divisive. Undermining Christian values when 70% of the population is Christian is divisive. Pitting black against white and inciting race riots and giving criminals the benefit of the doubt is divisive. Inviting a police officer who doesn't even drink beer to a beer fest with a racist professor who was uncooperative with the police is divisive. Telling the one percent who pay nearly half of all federal income tax that they aren't paying their fair share is divisive when 40% of people who file for income taxes are profiting from the Federal income tax and receiving refunds in excess of their withholdings during the year. Telling hard working entrepreneurs who risked everything going into business to become successful that "you didn't build that" is divisive. Obama meddling in Israel's election was divisive. Obama having a Tawana Brawley hoaxer and racist fraud like Al Sharpton as an adviser is divisive. Obama siding with ISIS against Assad in Syria is divisive. Obama meddling in the Ukraine and overthrowing an elected president there was divisive. Obama and Eric Holder running guns to drug cartels was divisive. Obama not understanding the difference between legal and illegal immigration is divisive. Obama releasing five Islamic terrorist generals in exchange for a traitor who abandoned his post and converted to Islam is divisive. Obama increasing the national debt by over $9 trillion in only 8 years and saddling the new generation of American children with that debt burden is divisive. Obama annually paying over $400B interest on that outstanding debt to the one percent foreign international banking cartel all the while falsely claiming he is against the one percent is divisive. Obama claiming he is against the one percent when about 70 of the top 100 richest people on the Forbes 100 list support the Democrat party is phony and divisive. Obama forcing Obamacare down our throats when not ONE single Republican voted for it was divisive. The gallup poll showed that at the end of Obama's second year in office, there was a 68 percent gap in his approval rating between Republicans and Democrats. That's the widest and most divisive margin since the poll has been conducted. Obama using gay rights to attack opponents of same sex marriage was divisive. Obama's false accusations of a GOP war on women when it was the Democrats who opposed the women's suffrage movement was divisive. Obama publicly demonizing and ridiculing the Supreme Court was divisive. Obama using our tax dollars to bail out Detroit was divisive. Obama undermining our elections by refusing to support voter ID laws was divisive and treasonous. Obama's efforts to prevent military ballots from being counted was divisive. Obama dropping off $1.7 billion cash on a pallet to a terrorist nation that his own State Department headed by sHillary listed as a "State Sponsor of Terror" was not only divisive but treasonous. Obama screwing the bondholders when he lawlessly rewrote loans in the GM and Chrysler restructurings was divisive. I could go on. MOST DIVISIVE PRESIDENT EVER = CROWN GOES TO HUSSEIN OBAMA. It's the media that is DIVISIVE against Donald Trump. It's the liberal democrat progressive neo-marxist sycophantic sheep who refuse to accept that he is President of the United States. They are the obstructionists.

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Posted by Dominiq Johnson on July 2, 2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted

So what have Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott been getting done lately? Shouldn't you be condemning the filth and violence that comes out of the liberal democrat progressive neo-marxist alt left?

The progressive neo-marxist corporate conglomerate fake news media cartel are all frauds. The people elected Donald Trump. No one except unemployed liberal white women who carry around dogs in their purses care about what Mika Brzezinski or Joe Scarborough have to say about anything.

With that said, Donald Trump shouldn't be wasting his time with these nobodies. You can't address every tick and flea liberal progressive neo-marxist nobody who bloviates on some corporate conglomerate fake news tell-lies-vision show they've been assigned a propagandist role for. Let the Democrats continue to get their politics from late night talk shows and Saturday Night Live and Comedy Central. The potheads need their comedy between midnight bong hits while real Conservative men who have testosterone are resting from a hard day's work and resting in preparation for another hard day's work that begins at dawn.

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Posted by Dominiq Johnson on July 2, 2017 at 9:50 PM

Re: “City of Charleston transfers land to 60-unit affordable housing project

So they are using $16 million of our tax dollars to build slums for people who should earn their own income and pay their own rent. More handouts to the people who think they are entitled to free stuff paid for by hard working tax payers. No one owes you an apartment in downtown Charleston. Move to the suburbs and suffer the commute like so many hard working Americans do every day. Tecklenburg calls the projects "grace." There isn't much "grace" going on in the current housing projects, just a lot of crime and drug dealing.

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Posted by Dominiq Johnson on July 2, 2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted

Lynnar, Trump brought the attacks on him by himself. He is by far the most divisive president we have had in decades. Presidents before him were trying to unite the country, they clearly wanted more love in this country, so they did not attack or insult any American. But Trump is just the opposite, he keeps attacking and insulting various people, both Americans and politicians among our allies. Trump is not spreading love among Americans, he is spreading hate. Quite the opposite from previous presidents I have experienced, like Obama, G W Bush, Clinton, G H W Bush, Reagan, Carter, Ford. They all had their faults, but at least they were decent in public, trying to have our country more united, and to be close with our allies.

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Posted by Tom Martin on July 1, 2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Planning to bring a little booze to the beach? Here's what it could cost you

americans and alcohol. as a european, i will never understand how these rules make sense. in some ways it feels like we are still in medieval times. but, if that the law then ...

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Posted by Silke Sida on July 1, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Lindsey Graham calls Trump tweet 'beneath the office,' Tim Scott tells president not to be distracted

Why is it that we excused Mika for called Trump a Schmuck? Or Joe saying Trump looks like he is pooping in his pants. Pretty much saying the most unprofessional, disgusting things I hv ever heard from so called journalists on national TV? They should know better. Don't ya think? If you can't handle the heat, then get out of the kitchen. This is much worse than Bush. Perhaps calling Bush a Nazi and moron in hindsight was nice. I am not condoning what Trump wrote, but after seeing what Kathy Griffin did, what Johnny Depp said, the play in Central park is showing...give me a break already. Why are any of you surprised at Trump's reaction? He got elected because he calls it like it is. He fights fire with fire. We all know that. These two idiots pontificate every morning with the most vile things coming out of their mouths about Trump. And they think they can get away with it. Who are they? They are in jobs to report the current events. The news. Not to give the audience what they think of Trump and in the most vile , rude ways. And when finally he shoots back? Oh my, everyone is in an uproar. He is the president of the US. So what. The MSM has taken shots at his 11 year old kid, his wife, his two older sons and Ivanka. Like enough already. He won. Get over it. Ya don't like it? Run a better candidate next time.

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Posted by lynnar on July 1, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “S.C. gas still some of the cheapest in the nation after tax increase on July 1

"I don't trust the government," said Governor McMaster, who has longstanding ties to it, financially benefits from it, and is now in charge of it.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on July 1, 2017 at 10:05 AM
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