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Re: “S.C. Rep. Joe Wilson duped by Sacha Baron Cohen in sketch highlighting political obsession with guns

Well Im glad to hear he duped democrats.

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Posted by lynnar on July 17, 2018 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Slavery apology a good step, but Charleston must also take down Confederate monuments

This is Cultural Marxism and it's goal is to destroy the United States of America.

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Posted by Bucko Scribner on July 17, 2018 at 10:25 AM

Re: “Renderings revealed for Emanuel Nine memorial by designer of Sept. 11 memorial

The white color of this "sail colored" escalator to nowhere memorial wall design just so happens to be the SAME COLOR AS THE CHURCH ITSELF thereby equating the church to the "white wall of sails+slavery" they are building right outside.

This WHITE coloration being the same intentionally to portray that the escalator to nowhere walls they are building are synonymous to the church itself ( this is done by the designer choosing the same color). I find this design INSIDIOUS and I vote two thumbs down. Could this church be so blind as to build a memorial that equates the AME church to the establishment of "white supression"?

That is just how I see this design. It looks like an escalator to no new heights. It is almost satanic when looked at from that angle.

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Posted by zee on July 16, 2018 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Renderings revealed for Emanuel Nine memorial by designer of Sept. 11 memorial

The picture kind of reminds me of an escalator (one that doesn't go to new hieghts like at an airport) from the picture.

Then it looks like this escalator (going to no new heights) becomes a white wall you can rest comfortably inside to block out the noise from the streets...

It kind of feels alien to what actually happened here *when a LONE NUT who watched too much brainwashing news media went crazy and murdered all of those good people, because he was mad over kim kardashian.

Is that curved stone at the middle spot of the memorial a place to put giant hardboiled eggs they are about to eat representing our children?

Is there another company out there that builds monuments? or do these 9/11 commemoration architects like Arad have a monopoly in this market? He sure is a world famous name brand now though he profited so much from 9/11 tragedies?

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Posted by zee on July 16, 2018 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Slavery apology a good step, but Charleston must also take down Confederate monuments

I assume we also need to rename Washington square, too, since he owned slaves? Why stop halfway when cleansing history, comrade? Quit selling out, get woke.

Or maybe we could just understand that the idea of applying today's standards to the past will result in a silly and endless game of street names, statues, buildings, etc being renamed.

OMG - Did you know that in Rome there is a column dedicated to an expansionist dictator of a slave owning empire that didn't allow women to vote!? #teardowntrajanscolumn

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Posted by Cid95 on July 16, 2018 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Maurice Bessinger, BBQ baron and unrepentant racist, dies

The defense of ignorance is what keeps the human race from evolving into more than what we are now... which is nothing. Weve wasted many generations and some of us will try to ensure that we waste many more.

Posted by Baby Brother on July 15, 2018 at 12:49 AM

Re: “Charleston hardly comes out smelling like a rose after reluctant slavery apology

So glad someone is willing to speak openly about these isssues. As a Charleston native currently hopping around other major cities, I can see the differences in our ability to openly face the mistakes of those who built our city. To fight with love does not mean to sit idly by while you yourself continue to engage in oppression through your privilege.

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Posted by Rachel Hunsinger on July 14, 2018 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Frank Heindel's Report on South Carolina Voting Machines

Recently during Primary voting in Horry County, I witnessed a sad display of
decrepit voting machines. Only two machines were working. The others were
broken down. Very strange!
During the Presidential election, the wait to vote was as much as 3 hours during the day. In this area many are senior citizens. A 3 hour wait, standing in line, to vote for those with disabilities, and health concerns, is not conducive to voting efficiency.
Also, During the Presidential elections, I felt it odd that, as a Democrate, I had to
wait for a special voting machine to become available. It seems Democrates had to use a different machine than Republicians. Thank you for this lawsuit!

Posted by Evie Lawhorn Schoepf on July 14, 2018 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Slavery apology a good step, but Charleston must also take down Confederate monuments

Lecia Brooks holds TWO concurrent directorships at the Southern Poverty Law Center, the only staffer to do so, and yet Ms. Brooks has NEVER been listed among the company's highest paid employees on annual IRS Form 990 tax returns, even when the salaries listed dipped as low as $70,000.

https://wp.me/pCLYZ-10i

All of the highest paid employees, only one-in-three of whom are lawyers, are white. All of them are pulling down six-digit salaries. In fact, the Executive Suite at the SPLC is as lily-white today as it was when the company opened for business in 1971.

Talk about "white supremacy."

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Posted by rkeefe57 on July 14, 2018 at 5:53 AM

Re: “Charleston hardly comes out smelling like a rose after reluctant slavery apology

Apology and action they're not mutually exclusive. I wholeheartedly agree with you, K.J. -- and anyone who doesn't agree (or would like to know more) would be floored by this piece by Stacey Patton (which includes a link to the racial disparities report released by the Avery Research Center) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/postev…

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Posted by OliveArgyle on July 13, 2018 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Slavery apology a good step, but Charleston must also take down Confederate monuments

When was the last time the USA built a memorial because it was proud of its achievements? The statue of liberty? The gateway arch in St. Louis?

Why are we in the USA building all of these great loss and tragedy memorials lately? 9/11 memorials are all they build nowadays it seems... and it is psychological warfare aimed at destroying the American mind through NEWS BRAINWASHING to make us weaker.

The last memorial I remember being built was the 9/11 (all coordinated and advertised by the news), and I am not a fan of its architecture (It's just 9/11 pro war propoganda to be honest they don't give a damn about those people that the BUSH administration KILLED).

https://twitter.com/sept11memorial/status/…

The whole space at the memorial looks like the buildings were just Lego blocks, and in my mind it kind of just looks like a construction site with no workers. It promotes the american "victim" mentality, and it also promoted the "i lost everything in the recession" type losers of all colors. It gave them something to blame instead of themselves.

This type of victim mentality is now being memorialized to ALL AMERICANS regardless of color, and it is weakness and VILE to the AMERICAN IDEA of self reliance and HOPE.

If they build that AME Church shooting memorial WITH THE SAME ARCHITECT OF THE 9/11 MEMORIAL that is all this memorial will become. A daily reminder of how oppressed and held back you are instead of how successful you are becoming.

We need to build more TRIUMPHANT monuments in CHARLESTON, than that crap in NY CITY or they are wasting our money and taking us for fools.

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Posted by zee on July 13, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Targeting Planned Parenthood, McMaster vetoes $16 million in Medicaid family planning funding

Good job Governor McMaster! Thank you for standing for the voice of the unborn. Standing with you get ready to you serve another 4 years!

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Posted by Billy Oneill on July 12, 2018 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Activists will hold rally to "abolish ICE" at Charleston County jail on Saturday

Thank you Mr. Aber!

Posted by Billy Oneill on July 12, 2018 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Charleston hardly comes out smelling like a rose after reluctant slavery apology

The City's government still operates on the same principals it has since the days when slavery was accepted and flourished. The elite manipulate laws in their favor at the expense of everyone else. Back then it was large plantation owners. These days its's hotel owners and developers. Yes the government owes an apology to African Americans for slavery. It also owes the people of Charleston today a change in campaign finance laws and in ethical behavior in general.

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Posted by Matthew Doszkocs on July 12, 2018 at 6:36 AM

Re: “After Annapolis, a threat to journalism that we're not discussing

Read THE BILL of RIGHTS all 12 instead of fake textbooks pretending only ten are most important in FREE PRESS order of necessity. ....if lawmakers are millionaire$ bribed to rule over 780 thousand persons per district. ...then it will take 5 years to take down a fascist fornicator with Argentine mistress in FIRST CLASS AIRLINES curtains drawn....I busted him up 2013 so did Dimitri 2014, 2016 and in the primary last June 12th

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Posted by AtLarryaccomplish Peacegreenjobscongress on July 11, 2018 at 9:11 PM

Re: “After Annapolis, a threat to journalism that we're not discussing

Kentucky was last to ratify the first amendment 1793 and the 2nd amendment was ratified in 1992 ONLY ONE PAY RAISE AFTER AN ELECTION YEAR.....SO MUCH FOR corrupt US Sup Ct pretending Congress can legally set 7 year ratification periods. ....E.R.A. needs 3 more states so patriarchy can be made illegal finally across USA

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Posted by AtLarryaccomplish Peacegreenjobscongress on July 11, 2018 at 9:05 PM

Re: “After Annapolis, a threat to journalism that we're not discussing

USA has been primarily a bellicose conquistadorial genocidal ecocidal patriarchy built upon the sale of babies ripped from the arms of raped black women....Charleston is ground zero to this heritage over 200 years with so called newspapers dwarfing over real alternatives like socialist journals or the local Chronical. ....radio&tv once "licensed in the public interest" now are pathetic outlets for game shows cop shows re-runs and ad time bought by fascists like Henry McMaster racist dog that he is.....until FCC EQUAL TIME IS RESTORED FOR REAL & public funded elections as in AZ & CT prove candidates for office need not be millionaires or take million$ in bribe$....democracy in USA last CONSTITUTIONAL HOPE IS THE REAL FIRST AMENDMENT OF 1789 FIFTY THOUSAND PERSONS PER CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT needs 27 more states to have local democracy in Congress

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Posted by AtLarryaccomplish Peacegreenjobscongress on July 11, 2018 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Citibot can now answer your text message questions about Charleston County services

Why wasn't trash picked up in St. Johns Crossing, Johns Island today

Posted by Rita Shuler on July 11, 2018 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Use smarter tools to be tough on trade

I wonder what our big export to China is? Maybe the tariffs will finally put pressure out there for modern American entrepreneurs for a change?

Profitable corporations run TO a disaster not FROM one if they want to stay making money. A sudden void in cheap parts or materials from china may open up the market to different investors here for a change. With tariffs in place there will now be more of a need for local businesses to fill our needs (Theoretically the pressure will be there since your saying the prices will go up).

Maybe the cost of oil with go down if we stop shipping so much crap back and forth from 4000 miles away. Most of it is just garbage we really don't need anyways. Maybe an appreciation of durability in products will go up as prices for disposable ones will increase as well. This could be a win for the united states and the environment in the end hopefully if managed right.

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Posted by zee on July 11, 2018 at 5:11 PM

Re: “After Annapolis, a threat to journalism that we're not discussing

I am not going to go into the Mitch McConnell aspect because that is another issue but like it or not, Harry Reid opened that can of worms and he was not playing nice. I do not agree with either one of them and the tit for tat is of no service to the people. I think there is too much personality and not enough principle in DC.

Political leanings aside, I think the point is that journalism, FOX, NPR, National Enquirer - I don't care, should not be in the business of advocating for either side. Obvious political commentary (Hannity, Maddow) is different in that they are there to advocate and if their audience chooses to live in an echo chamber then it is what it is. It swings both ways.

Fake news is fake news. Example: yesterday's NBC report that Trump and Kennedy had a behind the scenes deal about his replacement was reported and recanted. Yet too late to put the genie back in the bottle, the rumor has been spread and repeated and the damage is done. This happens so often it can't be accidental. If it is then there are some very stupid reporters out there.

Another example is the CURRENT outrage and hoopla over immigration. Where did it come from? How could it be considered fake news? Because it is designed to sway public opinion in a mid-term election cycle - the newsworthiness is engineered for political gain because it is not NEWS unless you are unaware that the previous administration was aware and actively involved in the family separations. If that is the case, you are being misinformed and used by the media to sway you towards one side, even though both sides did and are legally enforcing the law. It wasn't great reporting to break this story, just a means to an end.

The media should report the facts as they are instead of how they want them presented. I don't care if it is left or right, it is not journalism. It is activism. And the activists should just own up to do it.

It is sad for the day to day reporters who actually do the job. That's all I have to say.

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Posted by born too late on July 11, 2018 at 2:08 PM
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