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Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

Foghorn Leghorn: "Hypocrisy is fine as long as it's hypocrisy I agree with."

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 22, 2017 at 3:13 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

A lot more than what is reported in your story. I posted the following on my own FB page regarding the incident:

My family and I have been going to Charleston RiverDogs games for ten years now. We moved to Summerville in 2006, started going to games the next Spring.

Both of my daughters have grown up at The Joe. Our Charlie T. Riverdogs mascot hat is always a hit (they haven't sold this hat in years so we always get comments). We always buy lots of (boiled) peanuts and cracker jacks... and we root (root, root) for our home team.

Face painter Susan Fedor has probably paid for a vacay with the amount of money we've spent on paintings and balloons over the years.

So it was with the usual fervor that I arrived at The Joe last Friday. Tebow was the cherry on top because I am a Gator. Fans were lined up waiting to get a glimpse of him. Kids stood watching pregame warm ups, baseballs in their little hands, hoping for an autograph and / or a pic with him.

Then the game started.

At first I, like everyone else, laughed at the shenanigans. The Columbia Fireflies players were all dubbed "Not Tim Tebow" on the Jumbotron. HALLELUJAH played loudly when Tebow went to bat. (The church version, not the Panic! At The Disco version!)

But then they kept it up.

On and on, they kept pushing the line. The other players for the Fireflies were basically made fun of for being nameless nobodies living in the shadow of the second coming of Christ. Seriously.

The NAME THE FIREFLIES game was ridiculous. They plucked a young lady wearing a #TeamTebow shirt from the stands and stood her atop the Fireflies dugout. They offered her a dollar for every one of their team members she could name.

She named one. Guess who it was. This was followed by much guffawing from the announcers.

And this wasn't the only game played to mocked the 'nameless' members of the 'Columbia Tim Tebows' team. Yeah, the Charleston announcer called them that.

Charlie T. Riverdog mocked the 'Tebowing' fad and donned eye black.

The antics quickly crossed the line from good-natured ribbing to out-right bullying of a man (and his teammates) that brought in the Riverdogs' largest crowds (and biggest paychecks) of the season.

We try to teach kids to be fair and have good sportsmanship. But the kids in attendance this weekend saw something else. Anna even asked me why they were 'picking on' Tim Tebow so much.

The Post and Courier's Jeff Hartsell tweeted the following Sunday: "6,557 out to see Tim Tebow and @ColaFireflies v. RiverDogs, bringing 3-game total to 21,145. 3 biggest crowds of season for @ChasRiverDogs"

The Riverdogs were selling standing-room-only spots. They had Tebow Fireflies shirts for sale in the crowded gift shop. Beer, peanuts, and nachos were going like mad. Money was being exchanged hand over fist.

And yet they still bullied Tebow. And his team.

As a longtime Lowcountry resident and Riverdogs fan, I was embarrassed. I left The Joe Friday night completely disgusted, having witnessed a low I would have expected from the Greenville Drive, but not from *my* team. I vowed not to go back.

So to Tim Tebow, his teammates, coaches, and trainers, and to visiting Fireflies fans: I am deeply sorry. That is not how we treat people in Charleston. That is not who we are.

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Posted by P.J. Paras on June 22, 2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

Stanford is a less than perfect candidate, but Cunningham while "saying" he will not voting for Pelosi as leader, will happily fall in line, follow the direction and vote with those of his colleagues Keith Ellison, Hank "Flipping Guam" Johnson, Maxine Waters, Jan Schakowski, Jim McDermontt and our own John Lewis.

A dressed up liberal pretending to have financial restraint, just knows how to get his hand in your pocket easier. To mangle an expression, better the lesser angel you know, than the devil in sheep's clothing.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 22, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

The RiverDogs act like classless asses, and the Charleston City Paper writers, never one not to pipe in and pile on, wants to make sure everyone doesn't forget who the real classless asses are in town.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 22, 2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

Charleston has hit a new low. When did their so called "sports fans" become such simple minded groupies. Is it the acceptance of behavior that we so often over looked because some one professes to be an "athlete" or is it the liberal trash that the Post and Courier is known for? Have the powers that be been more interested in money than preserving what at one time was known as "The Holy City" but has now become a place unrecognizable to it's own citizens. There is only one place to take children to watch true athletes participate in sporting events and that is The Citadel. Competition at the Citadel is not about acting like undisciplined children but growing the leaders of tomorrow.

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Posted by Glennis Anderson on June 22, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Re: “First-time candidate announces Democratic challenge to Mark Sanford by standing against Nancy Pelosi

You know your old when you can remember Mark Sanford railing against career politicians, and demanding Bill Clinton resign because he broke his vows marriage, but I still can't understand why the 1st district can't do any better than reelecting
this self absorbed flake after he stole taxpayer money to visit his mistress while he was supposed to be running the state. Not to mention he enlisted in the SC National Guard to set an "example" for his sons, than promptly quit once his unit was called up for deployment in Iraq. Not much if any of a sense of duty or honor in him. Good luck to his opponents.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on June 21, 2017 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Charleston has taken positive steps since the Emanuel shooting

What loophole? There is no loophole. Nothing to close. The nut who did this terrible thing underwent a background check. No law was broken. The term "loophole" has become a democrat talking point just as many other terms have been hijacked to mean something other than what they are. Let's be clear. Leftists don't give a hoot about the nuts, felons and terrorists. What they really want is to keep tabs on transfers between mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors.

They're after inheritances, bequeathals and gifts. They're also after the sales of inherited collections, however small they are. The goal is to disarm the public within one generation. New York, California, et al., already have begun by comparing death certificates to permits and taking guns from widows. They need to intimidate and control us because we're the source of all the money. Blackstone nailed the bottom line when he affirmed, The natural right of resistance and self-preservation, when the sanctions of society and laws are found insufficient to restrain the violence of oppression.

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Posted by Gene Ralno on June 21, 2017 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Woman climbs Angel Oak, leading to 5-hour standoff with police

My cats would lose their shit.

Posted by Brian Tamling on June 21, 2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “The indictment of journalist Aaron Cantú portends grim future for First Amendment

I am sorry, I have no sympathy here.

My name is Jim Turner

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Posted by Jim Turner on June 21, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “The indictment of journalist Aaron Cantú portends grim future for First Amendment

Aaron Cante wasn't the only "journalist" at the black bloc riot, but he was the only one to be charged with the other anarchists due to the video evidence obtained by the prosecution showing Mr. Cante clear involvement in criminal activities. When so-called journalists (and a self described "freelance journalist", which is often claimed in these instances by defendants caught red-handed) engages in riotous activities, they destroy not only their own journalistic integrity but give up their journalistic protections. Journalists are not above the law and have no right to incite a riot or engage in acts of assault or vandalism.

And to write "Although the charges were first brought by an Obama appointee, this is a perfect example of what justice may look like in the Trump era" is at the very least disingenuous if not absurd. The District of Columbia courts are the most liberal in the country and the Obama appointee would not have brought charges unless they knew the defendant was guilty and they could prove it beyond a reasonable doubt.

You can't have it both ways and claim you're just a reporter when you holding a Molotov cocktail and breaking into an ATM. Do the crime, do the time.

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Posted by Foghorn Leghorn on June 21, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford says Trump "partially to blame" for rhetoric; S.C. getting $31M from VW

I guess Sanford thinks he has always set a fine example.

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Posted by RASPUTIY on June 20, 2017 at 9:02 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford says Trump "partially to blame" for rhetoric; S.C. getting $31M from VW

It got mean like this too with the W.Bush/Cheney Karl Rove campaign and no one was exempt not even other republicans running.The only difference was that W.Bush wasn't doing the hate rhetoric like Trump does.

In my experience and opinion, I lived long enough to know while it appears the devil is winning then something happens that ends it, even in politics and especially politics and who is always wrong ....the republicans and why? That almighty dollar and power.

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Posted by Mason Moses on June 20, 2017 at 6:38 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

This is so incredibly amazing to read. After the classless mocking of Tim Tebow who has done more good in the world than anyone associated with the Riverdogs and who has also done nothing but good for your team by bringing in record crowds, the Charleston Riverdogs (and you as the writer of this article) have proven out what has come to be accepted in our country; If you are Christian you are fair game for unbridled ridicule and mockery. I can tell you one thing for a fact, if Tim Tebow was a Muslim or a Hindu nobody in the RiverDogs organization would dream of pulling these types of antics. All the criticism the RiverDogs are receiving they deserve. What a pitiful testament and a black mark on a beautiful city. Someone needs to apologize and trying to back-pedal and try to say they were not doing what they so obviously where doing. What a shame.

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Posted by Scott Wiens on June 20, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

You done goofed, Riverdogs and CCP: you see because Mr. Tebow has branded his faith, that means any slight against him or his brand is a slight against Christianity. Never mind that he isn't the most religious player from his days at Florida, nor the Denver Broncos, nor even the Fireflies... nobody cares about those dudes because they haven't built the brand or... ick they pray in oof... Spanish.

So you made fun of Jesus and all those who follow him. Shame on you!

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Posted by factoryconnection on June 20, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford says Trump "partially to blame" for rhetoric; S.C. getting $31M from VW

I was in a local pharmacy getting a few things yesterday. I was in line and there was an elderly lady in front of me working on her transaction. Two young men came up behind me in the line and one uttered an expletive. The clerk asked if they could not do that in the business and that's when the men really started. "We can say what the fnck we want to. This is America", said one. Then the other chimed in with, "Yeah, you can say anything you want. There's nothing they can do, this is America."

I was appalled but not surprised and the elderly lady in front was speechless and trying to get her things together and get out of there quickly. You just don't know when something is going to erupt and I also left quickly avoiding any contact, which surely would have incited an incident.

Indeed, this is America, however, that behavior is Trump's America. I, too, am glad that we can say anything we want to in America without prosecution but I am also glad that I was taught to have respect for others, especially the elderly. In today's society, interactions like this are cause to be afraid for one's self being. I was and I know the lady was too.

We are now living in an uncivilized society and our Presidential role model is fanning the flames with his dangerous and lying rhetoric.

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Posted by tupper29406 on June 20, 2017 at 3:39 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Sanford says Trump "partially to blame" for rhetoric; S.C. getting $31M from VW

Sanford running for re election again, I see.

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Posted by Michael Hodge on June 20, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Lessons from the history of America's secret police

Glad to know that you and only you know what Comey was referring to, as no other publication has put forth this theory. As for admitting to a mistake, I don't recall Obama ever admitting to one either, but credit taking he was excellent at.

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Posted by Michael Hodge on June 20, 2017 at 2:31 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

We were at the Sunday game and almost everyone in the stands took pictures and cheered everytime he was at bat. Sounds like whoever wrote the article is trying to stir up trouble. They even did a video tribute to him on Sunday and thanked him for coming out. From what I saw even riverdogs fans enjoyed having him here. We surely wouldn't have gone this weekend if he hadn't been in town. If he was harrassed I'd like to be the first to apologize. That's not the way we do things in Charleston.

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Posted by Sherri Lynne Sparrow on June 20, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “The Charleston RiverDogs expertly trolled Tim Tebow all weekend

"Expertly"? Does charlestoncitypaper.com have middle school boys running their editorial process, because that's the only group I could imagine who would label such low-class antics as "expert." I guess we can look forward to seeing words like "doody" and "fart" acclaimed as profound word choices from you guys.

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Posted by Rob Morris on June 20, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Behind bars, cell phones allow S.C. prisoners easy access to continue criminal activity

We're using a 1934 law to govern technology invented in the last ~20 years. Smart.

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Posted by Davis Moell on June 20, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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