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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: “Grace and Grit to open in Mt. Pleasant with a focus on good ole fashioned Southern hospitality

Will it be open for lunch? And will you have succotash?

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Posted by Cheryl Hunt on July 1, 2017 at 7:25 PM

Re: “A musician's case against the $5 cover charge

The bar owners dropped the ball over the last 40 years. If they increased the cover by one dollar every eight years then we would be at $10 by now. My wife theorizes that $5 was easier to deal with for making change. If that was a big reason, that's bullshit on the part of the owners. Sad thing is she could be correct. About a year ago I conducted a survey on my band's Facebook page about paying $10 at the door and 100% of the people who participated said they had no problem with that yet a couple of days ago I posted a message on a local (Minneapolis) musicians network FB page and I ran into the opposite reaction among most of the musicians. I got the tired old "people don't even want to pay $5" to which I responded that the person walking away because of a $5 cover charge is the same person who feels that music and art for that matter should be free for them and are probably downloading most of their music for free. So what if you loose 2, 3 or 4 at the door that night. Good riddance. Drink and food prices in bars have doubled or more in the last 3 to 4 decades and there is no reason musicians shouldn't paid be more as well. Just another age old battle in the "screw the musician" war. The bars may argue they are doing us a favor by providing a place to show off our talent but quite honestly we are the ones doing them a favor. Most of my band's fan base wouldn't normally go to the venues we play (and we play nice clubs not dives) unless we were there in fact there are a couple of bars they didn't even know existed until we brought them in. I can confidently say there are a few bars in Minneapolis that would have gone under years ago if they didn't have live music. Having said that I don't understand why the local musicians didn't demand an increase in the cover charge 20 years ago or more.

Posted by Rory Bezecny on July 1, 2017 at 6:46 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

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

Unbelievable that the State of SC is trying to discourage people from owning hybrids by putting a "user fee" on them.
I guess that's what you get when your state's reigning party is owned in part by the oil companies.

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Posted by navyvet on July 1, 2017 at 8:43 AM

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

Old man - Dog whistles everywhere.

Posted by Lisa Vergara on June 30, 2017 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Thanks to Sarah Palin, we now know that Hunter Thompson faked his own death

Thank GOD for President Trump .... LOSERS!

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Posted by AesopsRetreat on June 30, 2017 at 8:56 PM

Re: “I am a racist and proud of it

I don't know what terrible thing a black person did to you to make you go full fledged pen-man, but I will say that I feel your agony.

Posted by Sophia Millosa on June 30, 2017 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Blotter: Feral female fighter

Lol

Posted by Jj Scott on June 30, 2017 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

Charleston Pour House?

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Posted by Jp Treadaway on June 30, 2017 at 5:53 PM

Re: “Actor/author Jason Segel among 2017 YALLFest keynotes just announced

I'm so excited, this is the best key note line up yet!

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Posted by Leanne Rae Jones on June 30, 2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

colton... sometime's the lease rate is so high (lemme tell ya how i know!!) that we rely on ticket sales ourselves. it's part of their business model. and until I have the money to renovate my building the exact way I want it... i will be stuck at a 450 cap myself, but i have room for 1150 if i re do the baths...

Posted by Andrew Peek on June 30, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Re: “Grace and Grit to open in Mt. Pleasant with a focus on good ole fashioned Southern hospitality

Hi Marion!
We pride ourselves on honesty of sourcing and fully respect your interest in ours! My husband, Frank Kline, is the chef/owner. So this is straight from the horse's mouth ;-) All of our shrimp will be locally sourced from hopefully either Capt. Tommy Edwards and his boat Mrs. Judy Too on Shem Creek, or Karl Denney of Fresh Shrimp, who gets his shrimp from various boats from the Wando River to Shem Creek. In the past, he has also sourced from Rutledge Leland of Carolina Seafood in McClellanville, and they remain a possible source for us in the future as well! We will always be 100% transparent with where our food comes from and we will try our hardest to always keep it as local as possible!

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Posted by Eli Boensch Kline on June 30, 2017 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Comparing Charleston's dueling bike share programs

Why in the world is this considered "Ride Sharing?" This is obviously a case of profit-making bike rental.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 30, 2017 at 9:57 AM

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

tupper - off subject - why do you call Tim Scott by his last name and Lindsey Graham by his first? In other situations that might be considered prejudicial treatment.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 30, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

Again kids, the real world is about economics. These music venues are not non-profits. Each one bases their booking on a business model that works. To you frustrated promoters - you can bet that if you have a product that you could show would produce the revenue they need they would book you. From my years of experience as a club performer, the promoter takes his cut, then the talent gets paid and if the venue doesn't cover expenses... oh well. Of course the promoter complains if he can't get booked, he makes no money, but he is the first of the group to cash and his risk is minimal. He doesn't lose money like the venue does if the show flops. Again provide a product that the public is willing to pay for and you'll get booked.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Halls Chophouse

It should be pretty clear to anyone reading this thread of comments and "Linda" and, most likely a few friends she has recruited, are on a personal mission to smear Halls Chophouse and the Halls themselves.

My wife and I have been to Halls 6 or 7 times. We've been to some of the best steak houses in the Country (NYC, Dallas, Atlanta, etc) and Halls is one of the best. The steaks are fantastic, on of the best caesar salads anywhere, and a world class wine list. Perhaps Billy can be friendly to a fault, but you have to appreciate the families commitment to this restaurant and their patrons. They are always there and try to get to know people. The bar downstairs is a lively scene, so its not the most quite restaurant in town. So, if you are looking for a very quite dining experience where you don't see or here from the owners, perhaps you should try another Charleston steakhouse, Penninsula Grill is fabulous.

Read reviews on Open Table and Trip Advisor if you want to see some honest reviews of Halls.

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Posted by Charleston Lover on June 30, 2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Charleston needs an all-ages, mid-cap venue that caters to all genres

Not to mention pour house makes it almost impossible for an outside promoter to host an event there... When the pour house and music farm mainly stick to inhouse promotions(which is fine for them) but it makes it hard for a promoter such as myself, to bring in the talent that I personally see MY friends leaving town to go see.

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Posted by Colton Stark on June 30, 2017 at 8:12 AM
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