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Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

This really stinks because those of us that use straws and know how to dispose of them correctly have to suffer. As much as I pay for drinks downtown Charleston, etc. I should be able to use a straw and not have to carry my own straws. Irresponsible people ruin it for everyone!

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Posted by USC#14eva on June 15, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

That's because people are pigs! We have issues like that here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina as well. These pigs leave their trash, plastic bags, cups, bottles, beer cans and bottles, Styrofoam plates and cups, cigarette butts, and even beach furniture on the beach for the ocean to wash away, the seagulls to eat and choke on, or the next beach goer to have to pick up. If they had any form of home training, they would pick up after themselves and learn how to use a trash can.

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Posted by Paul J. Gorzkowski on June 15, 2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

Trump won by a landslide in this state because many South Carolinian's at least found SOMETHING he said that they could identify with. Further they (and I) distrusted Hillary. When faced between choosing a pile of puke and a pile of feces, I picked the mess that would be easier to clean up if it started to smell so bad we just could not stand it anymore. Despite rhetoric, I feel the country IS doing better. I suggest that those who strongly disagree get their friends to join them at the polls next time. Republican participation in the primary was at record levels while Democratic votes fell drastically.

However, none of this has anything to do with the AME tragedy. Charleston has never been as divided as many think we are. We have pockets, true, but the vast majority rub shoulders with those of other races and creeds daily, and think nothing of it.

Kimpson's idea failed for several reasons. The three-day "Charleston Loophole" that allows some S.C. gun purchasers to buy and take home a gun before a background check has been completed, would have made some firearm sales take MONTHS to complete.

Further, it was not the default proceed after 3 days has passed rule that allowed the AME shooter to keep that firearm. The FBI has 90 days to make a determination. If they had ultimately decided to deny the sale, they could have issued an order to ATF to confiscate the firearm. Dylan Roof purchased the firearm on April 16, the shooting was committed on June 17, over TWO MONTHS from the time he had made the purchase. If at ANY TIME the FBI had cause to deny the sale, and they did, they could have ordered the ATF to confiscate that firearm. They did not do it and they still cannot fully explain why. The system is broken, but making a lawful resident wait months for the FBI to make a determination is a violation of their civil rights to self defense (Yes, gun ownership is a civil right, not simply a privilege, like your drivers license), and does nothing to light a fire under the FBI's behinds to move to get such a firearm recovered when improperly sold.

Gentrification? Wage Gaps? The AME shooting showed that many whites do not believe in the AME shooters ideology of white supremacy, it has nothing to do with embracing socialism, and spreading the wealth to the perceived down trodden masses. The shooter was not Robin Hood and his ideology had nothing to do with racial wage disparity.

In the aftermath of the AME shooting, the world held its breath in anticipation of Charleston becoming the next Ferguson; with rioting, shooting, and burning. We came together and showed that these tragedies do not have to tear us apart on racial lines, and I am very proud of my fellow Charlestonians for that. You say we did not make any lasting change? I think we did. We showed the country that the racial divide is not deeper in the south like they thought it was/ That rioting, burning, and looting is not how you respond to tragedy, and that those who would seek to divide us further should go elsewhere to find easier targets for their racist hate to be fertilized. I personally think that was a great thing.


Knee jerk politicking in the wake of a tragedy is not the way we should be making law in this state, or in this country. So what did we do in the face of all this racial brotherly love and support? We bowed to external pressure and took down a flag, which was probably more of an undoing of racial tolerance in this state than the shooting was.

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Posted by Jshicke on June 15, 2017 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse, Taco Boy opening in Summerville's Nexton neighborhood

If those irritating owners and sons of owners will just stay away from the restaurant it has a slim chance of success. We here in Summerville can see through the bullshit and don't need an overpriced, underwhelming steak house in the area. Nexton is not going to become a place for the rich and famous, and I would suggest they not try and make it so. Too many options vs. fighting traffic to get to that side of town. Taco Boy, however, has a great reputation with us normal folks and will be a great addition to our restaurant choices. Halls may be just a bit too pricey, though.

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Posted by localhutch on June 15, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

In the time spent writing this article, you could have simply looked up this:
https://www.amazon.com/Kikkerland-Biodegradable-Paper-Straws-Striped/dp/B004K8SSAC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1497530855&sr=8-4&keywords=paper+straws

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Posted by navyvet on June 15, 2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Yea. We live in Michigan but I use to live in Charleston. We always decline straws and plastic. This is a move in the responsible direction. Great Job!

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Posted by Diane Ferguson on June 15, 2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Actually . . . . paper straws were the original straws (before there was such a thing as a plastic straw) and there's no reason we can't go back to them exclusively as they do bio-degrade. Problem solved.

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Posted by David Myers on June 15, 2017 at 4:42 AM

Re: “Folly Beach shark bite strikes environmental chord

Duh..sharks started getting "saved" directly after JAWS 40 years hence the slaughter on the Humans ever since. Sharks first Humans last.

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Posted by glen folkard on June 15, 2017 at 2:40 AM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

" there has been a lot of times at restaurants esp places like waffle house "

If you were truly concerned about cleanliness and health, you wouldn't be eating at places like Waffle House.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on June 14, 2017 at 11:17 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Now if we can get the smokers to quit throwing their cigarette butts on the ground, on the beach, or out of their vehicle window.

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Posted by Jonathan Anderegg on June 14, 2017 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

My issue is of cleanleness.. there has been a lot of times at restaurants esp places like waffle house where the drinking glasses looks cloudy or old and I do not want to put my lips on it. So I use a straw.

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Posted by Crystal Carney on June 14, 2017 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Halls Chophouse, Taco Boy opening in Summerville's Nexton neighborhood

Thank you

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Posted by TonyaGavin Gavin on June 14, 2017 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

Very insightful article, and well articulated truths.

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Posted by Terri Owens on June 14, 2017 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Ain’t that Tuff Enuff

Always look forward to the recaps. What a train wreck. I wonder if some of this is not scripted....I could hv sworn Daddy Langdon said $100,000 commission. Not $200,000. But what is $100,000 in the scheme of things. Craig did not know the word "Lothario"? So not surprised he did not know "pescatarian". I think Naomi should give Craig his "walking papers". How could he not know the word "lothario" and go to law school? Hmm. Poor Shep. What a waste. He is a bright guy, but boy does he have issues. He needs to see a shrink. He says he has no feelings? He doesn't care? Ha! I cannot wait till next week. I hv a girlfriend who I got hooked on this show and lives in Palm Springs, CA. She is loving this hooey:) Guess you don't have to be a native to get hooked. I send your column every week.

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Posted by lynnar on June 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

There are now paper straws available, so maybe the challenge is to get restaurants to buy those instead!!!

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Posted by Carol Hammond on June 14, 2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Confessions of a Southern Charm Newbie: Ain’t that Tuff Enuff

I love this column! So funny.....I can't get the idea of Whitney as alien out of my head. It's all so true.

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Posted by RobinSmith1 on June 14, 2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Strawless Summer challenges Charleston bars and restaurants to give up plastic straws

Oh, Mezcaliista, I'll be out of town on Tuesday! I WILL be with y'all in spirit though!

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Posted by newbattleaxe on June 14, 2017 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

Translation of Neil's comment: I'm clearly a racist prick who either didn't reason through what I just typed or somehow fails to understand that the terrorist attack on Emanuel AME is completely the fault of a white man entrenched in the culture of white supremacy. So yeah, this one is all on "whitey."

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Posted by Grease Kelly on June 14, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Tim Scott outlines his four-step process for connecting with others

Seriously?!?!?! Did you attend his town halls?!?!?! Not only did he pick and choose from a bowl of written questions, he laughed, yes he LAUGHED, at the concerns voiced by constituents. He is a rude, arrogant ass.

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Posted by jhark on June 14, 2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Dylann Roof didn't win, but did we?

Translation: "It all be whitey's fault."

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Posted by Neil Carter 1 on June 14, 2017 at 1:24 PM
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