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Re: “Rickshaw drivers are no match for the Charleston Brand™

Since you took the time to look one thing up might as well go for two and look up 'context' so as to glean why 'translation' is not the applicable word.

But if you insist on using that word wrong ... my post needed neither translation nor interpretation, it was self explanatory to all but the most feeble minded.

Meh, at least you took the time to sign your last post.

Well this was fun ... moving along ...

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Posted by . on February 7, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Rickshaw drivers are no match for the Charleston Brand™

Oh goody, the person who doesn't know the difference between 'translate' and 'interpret' took it upon themselves to interpret my post.

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Posted by . on February 3, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Re: “Rickshaw drivers are no match for the Charleston Brand™

All of this is true enough ... I remember moving to the West Village in NYC twenty years ago when all that was there was a true meat market, a few semi-bohemian residents, and you knew all the transvestite hookers by name. By all measures it was a true community, as perfectly beautiful and vile as one could hope for. Then one day we woke up and it had turned into South Beach meet Times Square, and we where all left wondering when was the tipping point and how did we miss it?

I am a newcomer to this fair town, and for the fact that this obviously makes me part of the problem rather than any solution I apologize in earnest, and I wholeheartedly empathize with the stated vexation.

That said, in these times of almost but not quite Detroit level turmoil in the Holy City, when I hear voices steeped in melancholy wax poetic about a past that is no more, I refer them to the eternal words of Homer Simpson: "Everything's perfect about the past except how it led to the present."

You see the problem?

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Posted by . on January 30, 2014 at 12:54 AM

Re: “Activists tell Charleston bars, restos: We won't patronize you if you allow guns

"Republican State Senator Lee Bright, who is challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham in the Republican primary, said that a school teacher should be able to carry any type of gun – including a machine gun – to protect their students from gun violence."

So basically the NRA playbook is set:

Step 1. Allow firearms where alcohol is available
Step 2. Wait for bloodshed, the quicker and deadlier the better
Step 3. Blame the mentally ill or the criminal who used the firearm illegally, even though they were legal up until the point when they downed a few Jim Beams and whipped it out cause a Clemson fan looked at them sideways.
Step 5. New law gets passed REQUIRING all waiters and busboys to carry AK-47s (3 star chefs can carry grenades)
Step 6. Profit!

Problem solved.

FFS, even in the old west they eventually figured out to have patrons hand out their firearms to the barkeep ... but not here, we're smarter.

For the record I own several firearms, but not everything is all or nothing ... reason, measure, and common sense are useful tools for critical thinking. Can we pass a law requiring those?

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Posted by . on January 25, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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