Michelle List 
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Re: “Looking back on Harry Dent's impact

Great.. my daughter & s-i-l sent me the link to your column last week (in which you needlessly frightened my daughter and made her think Summerville is worse than OTHER small towns)and now I am sucked into the weekly debate. Now for this week: I have often wondered how the folks who were filmed screaming hatefully at the children in Little Rock feel when they see themselves. I sat with Nikki Giovanni when she spoke at the SEBA(Southeastern Booksellers Assn)Supper the year she wrote ROSA. NG said that when the bus driver who called the police to arrest Rosa Parks died, his wife tried to excuse him by saying that he was, "a man of his time." NG did not find this to be a compelling excuse. (ASIDE: If her name seems familiar, NG is the Virginia Tech professor who was on the news last year for being the 1st to say, "Get this man out of my class and get him some help." And she gave eulogies and speeches, as she is an honored and accomplished poet.) As for religion, I believe totally in the separation of church and state. That INCLUDES having nonbelievers like Bill Maher (who I agree with about 80-90% politically)stop saying that I am delusional for believing. He and others like him are Antichristofascists. And the Christofascists use them to keep otherwise middle-of-the-road voters away from MY side. Now, for black vs white, rich vs poor, etc. I believe that it is inherent in humankind to try to keep the best for oneself or those like oneself. It is the business of life, of emotional and spiritual growth, to learn to share with all and to include each person as equal. We will never become perfect at this, but we take steps in the journey or fail to do so at our own peril. Please excuse any typos. I cn spll but I cant tipe. Michelle List

Posted by Michelle List on October 11, 2007 at 8:03 AM

Re: “One-Party Rule in Dorchester County

(Disclaimer: I know Will Moredock slightly. I own the independent bookshop, All Books & Company, in Summerville, SC and I carry Will’s book Banana Republic: A Year in the Heart of Myrtle Beach. We have spoken briefly about MB as I moved to the area in 1969 and grew up in Socastee and Murrells Inlet and spent my summers in MB and Pawley’s Island) Interesting article, Will. Interesting posts, commentators. Let me tell you about myself: I am a southerner, I was educated in southern schools, I attended Socastee High School from 7th through 12th grade when the school sat at the crossroads of a country store and nothing, my undergraduate degree is from USC – Coastal Carolina College in Business. I have lived in Summerville since settling back down from wandering a bit with my Naval officer husband. (HE wandered off in May of this year, but that is another post.) I am a PRESIDENTIAL “yellow dog Democrat.” (Look it up if you don't know what YDD means.) My first presidential vote was for Jimmy Carter and I have never wavered because of the President’s duty to appoint Supreme Court Justices. I can vote for Republicans or Libertarians or Independents, etc. for other offices, but they must be compelling candidates for me to cross party lines. Many candidates for political office wish to influence the government to their way of thinking. Guess what, this is not illegal. It is WHY you are supposed to seek office. I disagree with many (most) of the political views of our locally elected officials, but that said, I must tell you that I know, volunteer in our schools with, go to church with, and work in my community with many of the people that you mention in your articles. And you do not know them at all if you think that all they want is their own way. OF COURSE they think they know best. I THINK THAT I AM RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING… IF I DID NOT, I WOULD CHANGE MY MIND. And if I, as hard as my head is, can change my mind, so too can our elected officials. So, instead of ONLY posting comments or ONLY sitting at home or in bars or restaurants complaining, GO TO THE TOWN OR COUNTY OR STATE OR FEDERAL MEETINGS AND VOICE YOUR OPINION in a reasonable, adult manner. Our public servants can’t provide the service you want if you are not specific, constant, and, most of all, present with your opinion. AND DO NOT FORGET TO VOTE OR IT IS ALL RENDERED MOOT. Michelle List (Who is not afraid to sign her actual name to her actual opinion because people are reasonable in Summerville, SC.)

Posted by Michelle List on October 9, 2007 at 9:23 AM
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