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Re: “Charleston County School Board gives initial approval to $14,000 pay increase for board members

just wonderin - do the Board members who want to pay themselves 40% of what a teacher makes put in 40 % of the hours that teacher does?

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Posted by Ima Oldman on June 27, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “UPDATE: 30+ Charleston restaurants have signed on to the Strawless Summer Challenge

I remember when I was a kid back in the 1960's we had paper straws in school for our milk. I think we should look into going back to those. They were lightly waxed as I recall to help them hold their shape. They could be made of recycled paper and they would be sustainable and biodegradable. Sometimes the old ways really were better!

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Posted by Paige Keith on June 27, 2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Here's where to watch fireworks in Charleston this Fourth of July

Option 6: You can also watch the Patriots Point Fireworks from a plane, on one of three fireworks flights we're offering at Or call 877-311-6650. First flight is $99/person, all ages welcome!

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Posted by Elise Jordan 1 on June 27, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Olympic figure skater Tara Lipinski tied the knot in the Holy City this weekend

She has a home at Kiawah......or at least she did.

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Posted by DaleS on June 27, 2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Tebow promoted from Fireflies; Haley booed at NYC Pride; Nuclear plant without timeline

Victim? He's not a victim. He's a suspect.

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Posted by scarngmp on June 27, 2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Tebow promoted from Fireflies; Haley booed at NYC Pride; Nuclear plant without timeline

St. Lucie (FL) Mets and fans got the "promotion". With all due respect to TT, you don't promote a lackluster player so the only reason I can fathom is other teams in more respectable states want to "cash in" on his celebrity. Unless TT requested the change himself, of course, but we don't know because few details have been reported. Anyway, Good Luck, TT, and hope your game improves.

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Posted by tupper29406 on June 27, 2017 at 6:43 AM

Re: “Rutledge Cab Co. offers up a hearty take on the doughnut burger, but is it worth the experience?

dustin waters? this is the same guy who critiques "southern charm"? his desire to fall short of dave barry is groan worthy as it is. to have any opinion on food made by professionals is not laughable but sad for a paper who desires any respect...this guy does not deserve a pulpit...he needs a bus pass.

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Posted by Mayzee Keller on June 27, 2017 at 4:05 AM

Re: “Rodney Scott’s drive-thru window is now open

This makes my day. Went here when they opened and have been back a few times since.

Posted by Mike Westerman on June 27, 2017 at 3:07 AM

Re: “Gentry Bar & Room packs flavor, but lacks focus

All you need to know about this place is it is run by JD Madison (same actor seen sometimes on the Southern Charm tv show). Go to and look up the public records under the Clerk of Court section under this guys name. No commentary needed by me.

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Posted by Mike Westerman on June 27, 2017 at 3:04 AM

Re: “Run Into Shape honors Mother Emanuel anniversary with group run that spells out 'LOVE'

Aaah! I wish I knew sooner I'd have loved to run with you all. I will look into the next run you do!

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Posted by Erin O'Meara Gaita on June 26, 2017 at 8:32 PM

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

I found a mixture that REALLY WORKS and YOU WILL at LEAST be able 2 get a good nites sleep, Youll need Witch Hazel, Listerine, and Tea Tree oil, mix, i made a big spray bottle of it,this is EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE, IT WORKS, THEY HATE THIS STUFF...I hope i can at least help sum1, my mom woke up and her eyes were COMPLETELY swollen shut.Crazy. 2weeks ago i couldnt sleep bc it felt like sumthing was crawling all over me, all in my nose, eyes, everywhere, i Sprayed windex all over my room and it stopped, and now since 3 nites ago ive been bitten up all nite, every nite, im frm florida but now in VA and i remember growing up in Fla theyd spray the streets at dusk for bugs, but i stopped seeing them do it aftr a while, they dont spray streets up here, but i really DONT recall this phenomenon EVER BEFORE. PESTILENCE??..SUMTHING MUST BE DUN ABOUT THIS "PROBLEM".. what is it, is it "Chemtrails"?? What is this thing?

Posted by Viagi Morse on June 26, 2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

lynnar, thank you for proving YET again what either Lunatics or True Enemy within you are. So you say you are a Jew and "Europe has The worst health care."

1st, Europe has a much better Healthcare results in EVERY measure compared to USA as you can see here:…

Do you see that bizarre Upside DOWN bar in that chart vs other OECD Countries? That is Healthcare results of USA and how much it is costing vs other OECD Countries. As you can see USA has the worse Healthcare results by far compared to other OECD Countries, but as bad as that is, it gets WORSE, since USA is also spending twice more than OECD Countries to have this WORSE among all OECD Countries Healthcare results!

2nd, it is not just Europe that has Government run Universal Socialized Single payer Healthcare (NHS), so does 100% of other Developed Nations, including Israel the beloved Nation of Republicans, Obama/Clinton Democrats & the right-wing Media and you being a Jew, here:…

But as a proof of what True Enemy within you and your lot and Republicans are, you oppose NHS for American people, resulting in 50,000+ Americans being KILLED each year due to denial of Healthcare due to pre-existing Condition alone, etc. while your beloved Israel has NHS.

For more:

Or Physicians for National Single-Payer Healthcare…

Or Google or Anoox:
Why all Conservative parties, in Europe, Canada, Australia, Israel, etc. are all 100% for their NHS

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Posted by Max Major on June 25, 2017 at 11:10 PM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

Palestinians are Semitic people too, so if Ellison/Democrats are pro Palestine, how can they be anti-Semitic? Stop throwing words around just because you hear them used on TV. Think about what they mean.

And, by the way, criticism of Israel is not defacto anti-Semitism like many want to believe. There are legitimate human rights issues that need to be addressed.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 25, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Charleston has taken positive steps since the Emanuel shooting

Well said and thank you for continuing to bring the message of unity to our community.

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Posted by Amy Evans on June 25, 2017 at 2:59 PM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

As much as I dislike Sanford, I'll hv to vote for him. I did not vote for him in the primary. I wanted him out. The way the Democratic Party has shifted to the Far Left shows they are no longer the Party they were 30 years ago. Even 20 years. The fact that they wanted Keith Ellison as their Committee Chair? And now is their Deputy Committee Chairman? Sorry. This man is an anti Semite. Has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Being a Jew, I have found the Democrats are much more pro Palestinian. The Left on college campus's support BDS boycotts. My parents were victims of Nazi Germany. I know what a true fascist is. Trust me, Trump is no fascist . I love how uninformed people use the term so loosely and refer to Trump as Hitler. Ivanka married an Orthodox Jew and converted. Eric and Don Jr. Both married Jewish women. Hitler took guns away from the German people immediately, once he became Chancellor. Goebbels was head of propaganda. Ya think Trump is in control of the press? Ah, don't think so. Jeff Bezos, a huge Lefty, owns THE WASHINGTON POST!! He seems to be taking over the world, and all of you think Trump is the fascist? Ha! Worry about George Soros. He owns most of the media. NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN ,MSNBC , NYT, Washington Post, LA. Times. Every major newspaper is liberal, and all the liberals accuse Trump of being like Hitler. People should brush up on their history.

I used to be a democrat. But in good conscience, I can no longer vote in that party. Republicans are not much better either. It's all out of control. All of D.C. Need a good kick in the ass. And guess what? They got it. Trump was voted it. And the more the democrats continue this witch hunt, they will keep losing elections. Instead of taking accountability of running a horrible candidate, they blame Trump and the people who voted for him. All I heard for a year from CNN and MSNBC was there was no way for Trump to get 270 Electoral College votes. Like parrots, repeating the same thing. Until the day after the election. Then all of a sudden because CA had more popular votes, Trump really didn't win. Give me a break. But, that's the dem's for you.

Europe is a mess. Thank God we don't live there. I lived in London. Forget it. The worst health care. U get what u pay for. Hopefully they will work out this healthcare mess. There is tremendous fraud too. So much bureaucracy. There were 2700 pages to thing. Really? Tons of added taxes. That were not needed. Obamacare is imploding. So something needed to be done. I did read you will be able to buy insurance over state lines. That is a good thing.

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Posted by lynnar on June 25, 2017 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Support your neighborhood cafe, or you may lose it

Coming from NYC and being in the food business, 88% of restaurants go out of business in the first year. It's a very difficult business as we all know. I do agree we should support our neighborhood food joints. I hate Starbucks. We can't compare downtown restaurants to the out lying neighborhood restaurants. I never ate at Park Cafe because I didn't live in the area. But, from reading the posts, it seems they lost sight of who they were. They forgot the locals. You can't do that. I had been to Rutledge Cab Company and, I agree, not the same. Don't fix something that isn't broke. In fact I had a bad experience there. There were 5 of us and one ordered the dessert fondue. They had cut up fruit, pretzel and macaroons. I took one taste of the macaroon and told everyone not to eat it! It tasted off! I asked the waitress to come over and told her it had a weird taste. Like a pickle. ( I hv my degree in Pastry). So she goes to the kitchen and finds out that the staff stored the macaroons in the savory bins, and it was where the pickles were. She apologized. But I thought, how many people had eaten that the way it was!!!!
Point being? No one cares. And as someone pointed out, hard to find good people. I worked in NYC restaurants, and I know.

But, you have restaurants like 5 Loaves that is always busy. Why? Neighborhood place. Great, straight forward food. They cater to the neighborhood. Lost Dog out on Folly Beach. Yes, busy during the season. But, they are pretty busy off season. Great, straight forward food.

I say to myself, why don't we have more places like that? Why not a Greek Diner? I lived on James Island and there was not a decent place to go to. Actually Crust is pretty good. And they have managed to stay in business. I'm now living temporarily in West Ashley and there is nothing! At least to my liking. Ok, I went to 5 Guys for a burger. Big deal. Panera's? These are chains. Starbucks? Yeah, there is one off Sam Rittenberg. But are there any really good neighborhood restaurants? No. And, I'll be moving to John's Island. Forget that. Wild Olive and Fat Hen( which I don't like at all). Wild Olive is ok. But that is it! It's a gold mine out there and rents are still decent.

So the person who posted: good food, good prices and good service is doable. But, I would add consistency. If I love a certain dish, I want to know that every time I go, it's going to be the same.

In Manhattan, there are restaurants that have been in business for 30-35 years. There is a reason for that.

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Posted by lynnar on June 25, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Support your neighborhood cafe, or you may lose it

Ultimately, when talking about successful restaurants, there are at least three key markers: good food, good service and fair prices. Rodney Scott BBQ is successful because it meets (at least) two of the three (and, arguably the two most important: fair prices and good food quality). I think that if a restaurant wants to be successful, they can make up the difference in income from charging less for better quality food by the higher volume of customers this inevitably produces. It's risk/reward math, and I think it's the sure bet that can survive the ebbs and flows of our community's economic vitality.

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Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on June 24, 2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Chef Patrick Owens pairs a raw bar and pizza at his new Wood and Grain restaurant

The food was simply amazing and the ambiance would be a perfect place for a casual date night! Well done!

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Posted by Erin Lorick Pesavento on June 24, 2017 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Charleston food and bev design trend spotting: Shipping containers

Way cool. Brings homage to the history of Charleston's ports as well. Luv, Luv!

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Posted by Kaye Shaffer on June 24, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Gentry Bar & Room packs flavor, but lacks focus

The name alone speaks of confused identity. Bar & Room? What kind of room? What does one do in said Room? What does it mean?

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Posted by Riverside on June 24, 2017 at 1:52 PM
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