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Re: “Fast and French joins growing national trend, eliminates tipping

So proud of y'all! Some of the best food in town, & now the best idea downtown!

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Posted by newbattleaxe on April 11, 2017 at 7:57 AM

Re: “Charleston City Council gives final approval to new carriage horse heat standards

All these people hollering about what's best for the carriage horses just cracks me up! Why don't they holler about the fancy-pants show horses out at the big horse show on Seabrook Island every summer? Those horses come from all over & spend their days sweating bullets while they jump over huge fences at breakneck paces.
Let's not forget the cute little ponies being shown off by their cute little riders. The ponies are also sweating up a storm, as are the kids.
Now THERE'S a bunch of critters we should be looking into!

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Posted by newbattleaxe on March 29, 2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Is Hyman's a tourist trap, a beloved classic, or, perhaps, an institution?

I've been going to Hyman's since they first opened. They've seldom failed to please my guests & me. My late FIL loved their whole flounder. The only item on their menu I won't eat is tilapia. I don't eat tilapia anywhere, though.

Hyman's gets an A+ rating from me for their good food & even better staff.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on March 3, 2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “De facto segregation is painfully present in Charleston

Teammom, have you ever lived with white people? Have you ever partied with white people? Studied with any? gone to our weddings or funerals or baptisms? How well do you really know us?

From high school on, I shared classrooms & friendships with Black people. My Black roommate introduced me to the mysteries & delights of the afternoon soap operas. She also introduced me to the delights of an all-Black dorm-room party, where I was the only white person in the room.

My friends & I have shared each others' joys & sorrows, counted each others' babies toes & fingers, & buried each others' children.

I've taught US History, all of it, to both Black and white HS students. I didn't any of edit it, or glorify any of it. I taught them why they should be proud of our country and our state. I also taught them both sides of Reconstruction - how everyone in the defeated states was taken advantage of and helped. (My mama was a historian and a writer. She taught me well.)

Yes, it's time to move on. It's time to quit grousing about a past we cannot change. It's time to, instead, learn from that past and build our future together.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on December 15, 2016 at 9:17 AM

Re: “Can Burke High School unite Charleston?

I remember when Stoney Field opened. It was built on "reclaimed land" - the City of Charleston's garbage dump. Bishop England football players dubbed it Golgotha. It's a sin and a shame the City has chosen to let it fall into disrepair.

I also remember when Burke High School was a force for good in our community. I remember being thrilled by their band's performances in parades. I remember watching their debate teams in tournaments perform with poise and skill. I remember seeing Burke students around town - quietly proud and always joyful.

We, as Charlestonians, need to do everything we can to help Burke High School ascend to her former glory. She MUST become the shining jewel she was in Charleston's crown again. She deserves our help. Her students, past present and future, deserve our very best efforts.

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Posted by newbattleaxe on November 30, 2016 at 7:57 AM

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