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Re: “Trump rushed Clemson to the White House months earlier than usual for his fast food shutdown stunt

The other poster is on point and would be my response. The article is clearly a mixture of fact with lots of conjecture. And if you as journalists can't tell the distinction, you need to find another line of work.

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Posted by Max Stallings on January 18, 2019 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Trump rushed Clemson to the White House months earlier than usual for his fast food shutdown stunt

The players look happy in the pics. No one got hurt because of this. Hunter Renfrow said he'd remember this forever because of the food (said he didn't remember what he had to eat last time there). The players toured the Oval Office.

Those are facts.

Here's conjecture: It was probably the best time to have the team come visit due to the shutdown. If Trump wants to politicize this in a town where everything is politicized by everyone, who's surprised and who cares?

I didn't vote for Trump (I'm a fan of Kasich), and I think that he's an abomination. But the left, and in this case of the CP, far left, the conversation better start to evolve into finding solutions that most Americans can agree on, instead of the usual complaining and finger pointing about Trump. The coastal late night shows and news outlets are so overcome by their hatred that they dedicate their existence to bashing him. The people in the middle of the country that elected this guy are going to elect him again if the elitist mouthpieces don't veer to the middle and find a very dynamic (think JFK) candidate.

Come to think of it, this would probably be about the time that JFK Jr would be making his run. Wouldn't that have been nice?

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Posted by CharlesM on January 18, 2019 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Clemson's title makes things even harder for South Carolina's smaller football schools

Wow, talk about a victim mentality. You have to search hard to find how Clemson's dominance could in some way be detrimental to anything in this state (with the exception of Will Muschamp).

KJ, you are wired to complain. Happy you.

Everyone gets the attention and adoration that they deserve. When SCSU, USC, Furman, Wofford, or any other SC school dominates their competition as has Clemson, then they too will get the love.

KJ's take on this is interesting because it speaks to a larger issue. He's lamenting the fact that Clemson through their brilliance and achievement will somehow get an unfair share of the attention, love, and all that implies (money, TV revenue, booster money, etc). SCSU and the other SC schools will somehow suffer because in the zero sum world of love and adoration, they won't get their fair share, and that's not right. As he says - "the rich get richer".

Here's an idea, KJ. How about SCSU develop a program that dominates their division and goes on to play for championships year after year? I'll bet you that if and when that happens, SCSU will get all the glory (and all that implies) that's due to them because that is what they have earned.

Why is this so hard for people to understand?

Posted by CharlesM on January 18, 2019 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Day of the Dead: Bloodline

The movie is terrible, nothing in it is even decent. The characters suck, there "story" if you can call it that way is just not there, it's so bad it will make you wonder why does this even exist.

For more reviews visit: https://www.moviestation.net/

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Posted by Arthur Gray on January 18, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Shovels and Rope sings "The Fall of Charleston" on Civil War commemorative album

Clemson man, imagine trying to stop 25k - 50k troops from doing bad things, think of that sherman did what he had to do to win the war, and what do you mean by we? you were not apart of the civil war at all. If you're going to say stuff like that put your feet in shermans shoes and think about trying to stop that many troops from doing those crimes and such, history is history and it is still true that he helped win the war, he may be 2nd to hitler but doesn't change the fact that he was still a good man.

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Posted by Sean Andrew Townsend on January 18, 2019 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Trump rushed Clemson to the White House months earlier than usual for his fast food shutdown stunt

I think the facts were clearly reported in this article.

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Posted by CHSDognanny on January 18, 2019 at 7:54 AM

Re: “The Agenda: Gov. McMaster's new budget; Anti-abortion activist tells women they can't serve in office; 896 pounds of weed in Hanahan

"Berkeley County authorities have seized 896 pounds of marijuana"
Makes your eyes red just thinking about it.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on January 17, 2019 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Apparently Charleston is the No. 1 city for vegetarians

Dellz, Huriyalu, and Harbinger all are
excellent! And near The Citadel, where I work part time. Hurray for this accolade and keep them coming, Charleston!

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Posted by Robin Hillyer Miles on January 17, 2019 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Charleston will hire a "racial reconciliation" manager, but some worry "nothing is gonna happen"

As a taxpayer, this better be a contract position where accountability matters.

Im not getting this vibe from the article. Whoever mentioned RGI above is on point. Its easy to see this new position as the parent of a new, large, and symbolic beauracracy that achieves little.

Make this a contract position with achievable goals, and make everything about comp plan available to the public. We dont need a symbolic position where someone makes $100k on the taxpayer dime.

Deals like this should have everyones attention.

Fair enough?

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Posted by CharlesM1 on January 17, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Re: “Trump rushed Clemson to the White House months earlier than usual for his fast food shutdown stunt

"In fact, the White House made sure to rush the Tigers to Washington during the shutdown only to put them in front of the cameras, ply them with junk food, and post about it on Twitter."

Total conjecture and opinion!! Where are your facts? Report news, not political opinion. Terrible amateur and lazy journalism

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Posted by Max Stallings on January 17, 2019 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Judges deny appeal of former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager's 20-year sentence

Obviously he was guilty and will continue to serve his sentence. Justice was served!

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Posted by Latoya WIlson on January 17, 2019 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Clemson won the natty and Trump bought them "300 hamburgers" and "many, many French fries"

Perhaps Trump wouldn't have been criticized as much had he not turned it into a political event and blamed Democrats for the lack of quality food.

If you had family coming over for Christmas dinner, would you serve cold Big Macs?

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Posted by Alex Perry on January 17, 2019 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Charleston Stage adapts WWII-era story, Number the Stars

The students should know about the Holocaust! And about the rise of anti semitism. Seems they are avoiding the entire point. One cannot compare the people from Central America to what happened to the Jews in Central Europe. The people in Central America are not being put in concentration camps and being gassed. Soldiers are not taking babies by the feet and smashing their heads against tree trunks. These people trying to come here, illegally , are able to walk right out of their countries. That was not the case with the Jews. Hitler was going to eradicate the entire Jewish population. He also took it upon himself to change Judaism from being a religion to a race. This is not happening in Central America. Most younger people dont even know about the Holocaust and are also unaware about anti semitism and its still prevalent here and in Europe.

My dad was a survivor. My mom was able to escape to Switzerland. They moved to the US with nothing, like most of the Jews. But they assimilated, learned English and got nothing from the government.

To show a play like this and tell students that the Central American caravans coming in are very similar to what happened during WW2 is a ridiculous. And not true. To compare our American government to what the Nazis did is ludicrous.

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Posted by lynnar on January 16, 2019 at 7:25 PM

Re: “Clemson won the natty and Trump bought them "300 hamburgers" and "many, many French fries"

Trump is awesome! Go Trump!

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Posted by zee on January 16, 2019 at 4:28 PM

Re: “Let's support Charleston education in 2019

Thank you. Im glad to see respect at the top. We need respect from students, parents, and administrators. Let us do our job.

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Posted by Deborah Smoak Bobo on January 16, 2019 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Let's support Charleston education in 2019

Thank you Jake Rambo, for you continued support of public education and advocacy for the people who really matter, teachers and children. Your information speaks directly to the heart of solutions to our problems.

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Posted by Vivian Pettigrew on January 16, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Creekside Comedy Night w/ Tracy Smith

Come early and get dinner. These shows sell out.

Posted by Keith Dee on January 16, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Let's support Charleston education in 2019

Well said! Educators in Charleston appreciate and respect your stance on issues surrounding public education. Thank you for putting your experience and expertise to good use in informing the public on ways that they can help and gain perspective!

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Posted by Allison Johnson Mackey on January 16, 2019 at 10:44 AM

Re: “Learn about and give input on Charleston's planned bus rapid transit system at three sessions this month

Public transportation needs density to work.

Charleston is schizophrenic: they want to bring jobs and tourist buxx but dont want the influx of residents and visitors that entails. Traffic and flooding are the worst parts about living here, but the official local government policy is that denser housing is allowed far outside the city and far away from jobs, making people commute on crowded roads and developing wetlands exacerbating the flooding. Charleston wants new urbanism with walkable streets lined with local restaurants and kitschy storefronts but that requires density to support the businesses, but everything close to downtown is supposed to remain a museum, no new development allowed.

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Posted by natehertel on January 16, 2019 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Obamacare is more popular than ever in S.C., but 2019 increase not "unusual"

born too late, thanks for the link. It seems to support Brad's point about rising rates, but it fails, as others do, to take into account the reasoning behind Obamacare. When a public hospital such as MUSC treats a patient that can't pay (by law they have to) then the taxpayers are stuck with the short-fall. So while you may be paying a bit more for your own insurance, your tax liabilities have been lessened. And considering that there has been a 34% drop in uninsured in South Carolina because of the program, associated losses by healthcare facilities have dropped significantly.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on January 16, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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