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Re: “Federal report says South Carolina spends more on electricity than any other state

We don't have the highest rates in the country; Hawaii does.
We have the highest bills mostly due to 8 months/year of hot humid weather.

Posted by navyvet on February 21, 2018 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Upstate S.C. reps file "parody marriage" bill co-written by man who wanted to marry his computer

tupper29406,

I gave you the definition of marriage. It says "men and women are joined." It doesn't say men and men are joined or women and women are joined. It is sad that you cannot even interpret a definition correctly.

You tried to twist it and you also made up a whole bunch of things that I never said. Stop trying to put words in my mouth. Stop trying to stereotype me.

Faith based marriage in the only marriage that counts. A vow to GOD lasts forever. Just like rights endowed by our Creator last much longer than rights endowed by some crooked politician. A vow to the government only lasts until crooked divorce lawyers get involved, take everything the wife and husband have, and leave them separated and miserable and broke to seek happiness in promiscuity, wine, and other false substitutes for happiness. Considering the divorce rate, it is hard to argue with me on that one. Apparently people don't take vows to GOD very seriously either.

I don't care about your family. Just like you don't care about mine or care about my children's futures (bankrupt social security, bankrupt medicare, $20 trillion national debt, unfunded station pension system). Without a coercive, big government we wouldn't have to force each other's differing views on each other. But of course the liberal democrat progressive neo-marxists want a large, expensive, coercive government that confiscates as much privately earned income as possible to force their bigoted views on me and my family. They also want a government that prods into every segment of our lives, passing more laws each day but never getting rid of or reforming old, broken ones. The principle of individualism would allow both you and me to live how we choose with differing philosophies without violating each other's liberties. But sadly, liberal democrat progressive neo-marxists embrace collectivism which empowers these politicians and inflates their egos as we argue over the direction and course and influence of a behemoth government invasive in both our lives.

There's no evidence that children are better off being raised by gay couples. Men and women are different in more ways that just chromosomes or hormones or sex organs. A child needs both a male and female role model. But I agree with you in your condemnation of abortion. I think abortion is even worse than slavery. Democrats supported slavery and they support abortion. It will take another civil war for them to admit they are wrong. And it's a far more important issue than this one. I wouldn't be opposed to the government being out of marriage entirely and stop recognizing marriage.

I didn't give you my interpretation. I took the time to post a definition and go upon an established definition. Unlike others, my definition doesn't keep changing every time the DNC sends out a new memo to their sheep followers. Not only do Democrats attempt to revise history (claiming to not be the political party of segregation and slavery when it is Congressional record), but they also attempt to change the very meaning of words in the dictionary!

I will have to keep this dictionary. I will keep hard, tangible books. Everything on the internet gets erased or edited and there's too many people trying to change history and redefine words.

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Posted by Neo Marcist on February 21, 2018 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Alliance for Full Acceptance dismisses parody marriage bill as "obvious political posturing"

They are purposely insulting bullies and it has nothing to do with "traditional marriage" and everything to do with making sure we know our place in "their" society - their "christian only" society, that is.

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 21, 2018 at 7:17 AM

Re: “Upstate S.C. reps file "parody marriage" bill co-written by man who wanted to marry his computer

Zee, Zee, Zee - there you go insultingly marginalizing those not EXACTLY like you. Sad that you feel the need to do that. "Very sad" as your czar puts it. "Traditional marriage" - A man and woman marry, have children, chaos of children drives man to drink and wander leaving the traditional "woman in her place", home alone while children are at school, soccer, baseball, etc. She too, wanders. Fights in front the kids, discourse among the "family" unit, anger, depression, kids learning that's how to behave and live and - Voila' - Divorce, fight over kids and money, kids damaged for life now living in subpar conditions due to single parent earning ability. That sounds about right! If you don't like "gay" marriage, that is fine and dandy with me - we don't want your kind to be a member of our community, anyway.

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 21, 2018 at 7:08 AM

Re: “Upstate S.C. reps file "parody marriage" bill co-written by man who wanted to marry his computer

It looks like SC has solved all problems in the state and are now so bored they are attacking a rights issue that has already been settled. Ignorance at its finest! Vote them out.

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Posted by Nat Partner on February 21, 2018 at 12:55 AM

Re: “Upstate S.C. reps file "parody marriage" bill co-written by man who wanted to marry his computer

I always thought it was gross when I married the half full ketchup bottles at the tables in the restaurants I worked in, but it was still legal for some reason. I guess it helped me grow up.

New ketchup for new bottles was how i was raised, but I guess that is not always how life works practically. When you join the remnants of two half empty bottles of ketchup you don't put the ketchup from the newer bottle into the older crustier bottle do you?

None of these bottles should have been married in the first place in my opinion, because they should have been used by others until they were thoroughly empty on the inside first. How else could they learn to have room to start taking other peoples shit while reclaiming their original purpose before the labeling?

But on another topic outside of restaurants and the dating scene all together...
We should just create a NEW institution of what is now called "gay marriage" without attacking the traditional institution in itself. Some other legal term that includes legal protections to allow "life partners" (no matter the sex) to have the rights of family visitation in hospitals and other legal protections a spouse would get. It doesn't have to be called marriage. It really doesn't even have to involve sex at all.

Maybe "soul bonded" would be a more spiritual legal term. It could exist outside of marriage legally like "civil union" or whatever.

Posted by zee on February 21, 2018 at 12:27 AM

Re: “"Veterans of Color" Screening and Discussion

Thank you for sharing the information about this event on Saturday, February 24. It should be amazing!

Posted by JEC Davis on February 20, 2018 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Upper Deck Tavern's owner on fostering artists, a changing city, and creating a "safe nest" of a bar

Hey Ken sorry to see the Upper Deck go but I know you will begin a new adventure !

Posted by John Ashley Adams on February 20, 2018 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Leon's employee threatened to "do a Virginia's" during altercation, police report says

Stay safe staff. Please take it seriously. You never think it could actually be you.

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Posted by Rachel Whiddon on February 20, 2018 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Federal report says South Carolina spends more on electricity than any other state

Old tax payer advocate Mark Sanford could have helped keep these rates down by vetoing the Base Load Review Act, but instead he let it sit on his desk and become law. How gutless. of course we also have Reps like David Mack III and Wendell Gillard who voted for the legislation after taking contributions from SCANA. These votes cost their constituents as ratepayers millions of dollars for a Nuclear Plant they will never see the benefit of. With politicians like these "looking out " for us no wonder we have the highest rates in the country.

Posted by RASPUTIY on February 20, 2018 at 6:39 PM

Re: “Upstate S.C. reps file "parody marriage" bill co-written by man who wanted to marry his computer

"I have two dictionaries in my possession. One at my house the other one here with me now. Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary published in 1986.

Here is the definition of marriage"

Trolling. Convenient that is a dictionary from 1986. Why don't you look at what the current version says.

And even though the current version reflects the current times, civil liberties and the laws of our country are not determined by dictionaries. In fact I am unaware of any society on the planet where that is the case.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on February 20, 2018 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Barre Evolution

So addictive! Amazing customer service. Inclusive staff and fellow classmates. Knowledgeable instructors teach to the individual needs of each student, ensuring everyones getting a safe yet super-effective workout, regardless of skill level/injury/pregnancy, etc. Love this place; its well worth the expense! It is always different and always challenging.

Posted by annecmcgowan on February 20, 2018 at 3:58 PM

Re: “Upstate S.C. reps file "parody marriage" bill co-written by man who wanted to marry his computer

Hey, NEO something-or-another. "The institution whereby men and women....."? Uh....that does not say between one man and one woman. Based on the literal interpretation of the definition you give, any number and combination of MEN and WOMEN, thereof, can constitute a marriage. I'm sorry if your feelings are hurt and that you feel the need to define us in disparaging terms but bigots don't get to tell us what to do.

And by the way, fnck faith-based marriage. Marriage, in legal terms, is a binding contract between two consenting HUMAN ADULTS. Doesn't look like you fall into either of these categories - human or adult.

And, my family - my late husband, my son and grandchild - was joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence and we did maintain a family - a healthy family. And just so you know, my late husband fought in Vietnam (passed from Agent Orange exposure) so you would have the freedom to judge others. I don't judge others UNTIL I am judged by them.

And last time I checked, a lot of you straight folks are making babies you just don't want and you are tossing them in garbage bins, trash cans, toilets, landfills, etc. The lucky one's get left at police or fire departments and/ or put up for adoption. Many die. And when a child gets adopted, whether to straight or gay parents, it is out of love. Lust without love leads to many a pregnancy for you hets. Studies have shown over and again, that gay parents are more involved with their "families" and produce equal, if not better, success at raising a child. We don't have accidental pregnancies and we take the kids you hets toss aside when you don't want them - and there of millions of your unwanted children living on the tax-payers dime, with horrible lives just wanting someone to love and adopt them.

Family, by your interpretation, is just man, woman and child. However - Is your momma your family? Is your uncle your family? Is your cousin your family? Are your grandparents family? Are your in-laws family? Hell, you even have a church family for sure (since you are so willfully judgmental of other not EXACTLY like yourself.

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Posted by tupper29406 on February 20, 2018 at 3:20 PM

Re: “Alliance for Full Acceptance dismisses parody marriage bill as "obvious political posturing"

On the one hand, State Rep. Steven Long, R-Spartanburg, the bill's main sponsor, said the legislation is about upholding the Constitution by maintaining a separation of church and state. We have to have policies that are nonreligious or secular in nature," Long said.
However, State Rep. Rick Martin, R-Newberry, one of the bill's co-sponsors. "As a Christian, of course I do [believe in traditional marriage] Martin said. "We have to take a stand in one form or fashion. This is how I feel and this is how I stand. For the most part, I know my constituents feel the same way."
So which is it? Is it about acknowledging that there is a separation of Church & State in our Constitution, as Long states, which supports the ruling of our Supreme Court 3 years ago, validating the basic legal right to legal contract of marriage in our civil laws while leaving untouched a Churchs right to perform (or not) a religious ceremony? Or is it as the Bills co-sponsor, Martin states, actually the joining of Church & State, where the Christians, he apparently exclusively represents in the Upstate, are empowered to dictate their Religious values as law?
Or is it really just a joke by The architect behind the bills, Chris Sevier, a Columbia attorney who has unsuccessfully sued states multiple times for the right to marry a laptop computer? If, so, the jokes on us, South Carolina.
This Bill is a farce whos sponsors cant even agree on its purpose. These politicians are laughing at US, pandering to base prejudices, hoping to get knee-jerk reaction and open old wounds to exploit for votes or contributions. They should know, above all others, that the Adults in the room, the Supreme Court, have already spoken, and these state legislators are just the disruptive juvenile bullies at the back of the room telling Gay jokes under their breath.

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Posted by DigiRyder on February 20, 2018 at 3:17 PM

Re: “Upstate S.C. reps file "parody marriage" bill co-written by man who wanted to marry his computer

I have two dictionaries in my possession. One at my house the other one here with me now. Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary published in 1986.

Here is the definition of marriage on page 729 according to this credible dictionary:

"Marriage - The institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family."

Liberal democrat progressive neo-marxists don't get to change the meaning of words just because their feelings are hurt or just because they want to engage in sodomy and perversion.

I agree with Reps. Seven Long (R-Spartanburg), Bill Chumley (R-Spartanburg), Mike Burns (R-Greenville), Rick Martin (R-Newberry), John McCravy (R-Greenwood), and Josiah Magnuson (R-Spartanburg). A "marriage" between a man and a man, or between a woman or woman is not a marriage by definition. It is a parody!

I'm not getting into the politics of it or how you or I feel about it. Leave emotions out of it. I'm just going by the definition. I don't think that you should be allowed to change the definitions and meanings of words just to fit your slanted political points of view.

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Posted by Neo Marcist on February 20, 2018 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Upstate S.C. reps file "parody marriage" bill co-written by man who wanted to marry his computer

I guess that when the religious right crowd wants to "redefine" marriage, it's OK.

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Posted by Jess Mee on February 20, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Upstate S.C. reps file "parody marriage" bill co-written by man who wanted to marry his computer

Straight marriage: an exclusive union of two consenting adults.
Gay marriage: an exclusive union of two consenting adults.
Computer marriage: an exclusive union of one adult and an object.
Child marriage: an exclusive union of one adult and a non-consenting child.
Zoophilia: an exclusive union of one adult and a non-consenting animal.
Polygamy: a non-exclusive union of two consenting adults.

Which ones of these turns things on its head? Hint: not gay marriage.

Quelle surprise; a conservative, in-real-life troll making hay out of an extremely thick-headed misconception of consent and human rights. Thanks for supplying the dunce caps for anyone to proudly wear, Mr. Severe. It looks good on you, too.

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Posted by factoryconnection on February 20, 2018 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Black Panther ditches the playbook by avoiding tropes of 'black films'

This movie review is racist. Yes , racist. Promoting one race over another is racism. Advocating violence against any race is racism.

Come people, this isn't Citizen Kane- its a super hero/ comic book film!

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Posted by Martin Martin on February 20, 2018 at 12:44 PM

Re: “This Old House episodes filmed in Charleston debut March 31

Didn't TOH do a house on Montague St. In the late 80's or early 90's??

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Posted by Melanie Brown on February 20, 2018 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Cumberland Smokehouse

Smoked wings are delicious and the loaded duck fat fries with pulled pork = amazing.

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Posted by Kevin Brunson on February 20, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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