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Re: “Hank Williams Jr. is irritated with me

"He WAS one of the most important artists in the original outlaw country music movement" ??? pff....no wonder he was irritated. lol and your article sucked too by the way. I'd actually suggest that your boss sends you to a interview question camp to tighten up your lame ass questions about the competition too. geez louize.

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Posted by Mike Montiel on July 27, 2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Hey Mr. Hendrix, sorry for your experience. But it sounds like a call to police/livability would have solved your problem. But you'd probably rather make sure NO Charleston homeowners can rent their property out, responsible or not. It's almost like you're saying, "well there was a spill in aisle four, so naturally...no more groceries for anyone." Lee Batchelder explained at the most recent meeting of the task force that there have been ZERO (that's right ZERO) calls about owner-occupied B&B's. Yet because of fear-mongering and knee-jerk reactions by a few "concerned citizens", the task force is now talking about restricting even bed and breakfasts in an authoritarian manner, not unlike how pre-civil rights era Charleston treated African Americans and their basic rights to life, liberty and happiness.

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Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 27, 2017 at 2:57 AM

Re: “Yoga is taking over Charleston on the DL

The Charleston yoga community is truly a wonderful & inclusive family of diverse people. The teachers I've had the pleasure of practicing with are consistent in their faithfulness to the roots of yoga & inspiring in the way they each bring their own personality to the practice!

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Posted by Joseph Nienstedt on July 27, 2017 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Check out the Cigar Factory's newest tenant, Circle Seven Outpost and Provisions

I am a manager and owner of an online shop tas-branded.net, as a blogger I feel very happy to read your blog article

Posted by MARFA FAUZYA on July 27, 2017 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Activist Medea Benjamin doesn't stop to reflect

Medea is a national Treasure.

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Posted by Charlotte Edwards on July 26, 2017 at 10:59 PM

Re: “The Americano restaurant in Mt. Pleasant is for sale

I told John he should have named it 'the American' with a menu featuring traditional American cuisine such as corn dogs

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Posted by Jonathan Walker Trull on July 26, 2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Activist Medea Benjamin doesn't stop to reflect

Just to clarify, it's Benjamin's daughter, Arlen, from her first marriage in Cuba, who is named after the Sandinista revolutionary Arlen Siu.

Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 26, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

"The City of Charleston recently concluded four listening sessions which revealed that Charleston residents are generally in favor of allowing homeowners..."

"the majority of the city has expressed a desire in seeing develop, according to listening session data."

Well hot damn, that's good enough for me! What's more scientific than some "listening sessions," right Dwayne?

Hey, buddy, get one of those airbnb houses next door and let me know how much you like it. We literally had tour buses rolling up on Rutledge Avenue for parties. It was fantastic. Idiots pumping music and having a good ole fashioned hoot five feet from where people sleep. Guys with no shirts on sitting on the porch threatening anyone who said anything about them parking on the sidewalk. You'd no doubt love it, Mr. Green. And speaking of your undying love of property rights, can I put in a pig farm and strip club next to your house? If I own the property, why should you object?

Hey, folks at the City Paper, just have a software program take over writing for Dwayne Green. A bot could write something just as predictable and inane as Dwayne without all the lawyerly dissembling.

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Posted by Pat Hendrix on July 26, 2017 at 2:42 PM
Posted by Michel Hammes on July 26, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

The most impactful issue with short-term rentals is not noise/pollution/traffic; it's that landlords converting their would-be long-term rentals into vacation rentals causes the long-term rental costs to skyrocket, due to decreased availability & higher demand. It's one thing for a homeowner to rent out a room in a house they live in, or post their home temporarily on a vacation rental site when they themselves will be out of town- it's a whole other bag to take a home that would be rented out to a permenant city resident and convert it to an airbnb to make a quick buck. It does the city as a whole a disservice. You want the people who make Charleston such a destination f&b town to be able to afford to live here? You want the tourists to keep coming back? Many cities have fought or outlawed Airbnbs specifically because of long-term rental inflation, not just because of the hotel industry.

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Posted by Sarah Kali Griffith on July 26, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Finally, a sensible and researched perspective, as opposed to the propaganda we've been getting from those with an interest in limiting their competition. Hotels, rampant development and lack of infrastructure are far bigger threats to the Charleston we all love.

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Posted by Bunny Byrne on July 26, 2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “What Would Schindler Do?

Schindler was an individual acting on his own, while organized religion is often a social construct and a distraction from the intent of God. While the Bible does speak of organized believers, it makes clear that they should be interdependent while providing protection, productivity, and outreach. Being organized is not the problem. Focusing on the rules and rituals of a religion is the problem.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 26, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Free Margherita Pizza at Midici

@localhutch Its in the Bowman Place shopping center off of Bowman--where Nordstrom Rack and Dicks Sporting Goods is.

Posted by avande1882 on July 26, 2017 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Are short-term rentals really bad for Charleston?

Well written article. The task farce (yes farce) is comprised largely of opponents to STRs (by design, according to all evidence) and largely of people who live in the so-called historic district (including at least one member from the hotel industry, can you say, "conflict of interest"?) . They have been brazenly attempting to form a one-size-fits-all legislative position that would impose indefensible restrictions on the entire city according to what they and their persnickety friends would like, not what would make sense for the majority, nor what the majority of the city has expressed a desire in seeing develop, according to listening session data.

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Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 26, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Activist Medea Benjamin doesn't stop to reflect

Isn't it wonderful that with all the things going on in Charleston and the world, that the CCP wants to provide us with another worthless Woods puff piece? This time it's to highlight a Cuban-born Marxist, named after a Sandinista revolutionary, who's activism is underwritten by numerous Communist organizations, in particularly the Workers World Party. She's also an avowed supported of the Cuba and Venezuela dictatorships and an anti-Israel proponent, natch! CCP political editorials, all leftist, all the time.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on July 26, 2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Yoga is taking over Charleston on the DL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oFI69vHuy…

Here is my YOGA HELMET

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Posted by zee on July 26, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Re: “Yoga is taking over Charleston on the DL

Romans 14:21-- It is a noble thing not to eat meat, or drink wine, or do anything that makes your brother stumble.

I wonder why the churches downtown don't have any yoga meetups advertised on here? The Church would be alot cooler if it did!

Then all of the people making money off of something that is a donation based church service everywhere else in the world can just start being retailers again I guess.


Christ's teachings and Yoga lifestyle are the same.

Can capitalistic teachers of Yoga push the boundaries using technology and materialism? That is a cool idea as well. Maybe they are trying to improve the technique of the ancient art like a Nasa space shuttle?? :)

Maybe we can make and sell YOGA helmets/ antennas...

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Posted by zee on July 26, 2017 at 10:02 AM

Re: “What Would Schindler Do?

Don't let your opinion of the church be based on a few bad experiences. The church I went to growing up had open gym a couple nights a week and we always had people from the local neighborhood (not a bad area but not the best either). We would have a few rougher looking people join and some that you could tell were lost in their faith. However, we never turned down anyone. Not every church is run like a business and those are the churches everyone should strive to find.

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Posted by Drake23 on July 26, 2017 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Meathouse Butcher Shop business is for sale

Good eye, Ellen. Yes, we wrote about it a couple days ago:

https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/Eat/ar…

Posted by Sam Spence on July 26, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Meathouse Butcher Shop business is for sale

Is this place about to open as a Bakery?

Posted by Ellen M1 on July 26, 2017 at 8:23 AM
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