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Old 08-17-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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I think South Carolinians still hold a considerable edge over Americans in general in the anti-government arena.
In general, yes. But these days, I don't think that's necessarily the case particularly since SC seems to be experiencing an economic recovery of sorts. If you want to talk about residents of a state displaying a lot of angst towards their state government, look towards your northern neighbor. I never thought I'd see the day. At the moment, SC has nothing on NC in that department.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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That's beside the point. Astute people don't hate a city just because it's a seat of government.
Well you are assuming people hate Cola because it has government.

I never heard anybody say that, I never heard anybody say they hate Columbia outside of a few people who think it is too hot in the summer.

A trick that Obama and many liberals used these days is that you if you oppose their big government solutions you are anti-government. This is called a false choice.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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In general, yes. But these days, I don't think that's necessarily the case particularly since SC seems to be experiencing an economic recovery of sorts. If you want to talk about residents of a state displaying a lot of angst towards their state government, look towards your northern neighbor. I never thought I'd see the day. At the moment, SC has nothing on NC in that department.
The majority of South Carolinians would tell you the reason the state's economy is doing better is that Nikki Haley and the Republican legislature got government out of the way, and for many of them the name CoLUMbia would find its way into their comment.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:14 PM
 
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The majority of South Carolinians would tell you the reason the state's economy is doing better is that Nikki Haley and the Republican legislature got government out of the way, and for many of them the name CoLUMbia would find its way into their comment.
In what way might they tell you that? As long as we have a government, it will always "get in the way"--including the provision of generous incentives, tax credits and abatements, etc. I doubt very seriously people who are supportive of Haley could tell you anything she's done differently than the past few Republican governments in an effort to "get government out of the way."

And why do you keep emboldening the "lum" part of "Columbia"? I don't get it.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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In what way might they tell you that? As long as we have a government, it will always "get in the way"--including the provision of generous incentives, tax credits and abatements, etc. I doubt very seriously people who are supportive of Haley could tell you anything she's done differently than the past few Republican governments in an effort to "get government out of the way."

And why do you keep emboldening the "lum" part of "Columbia"? I don't get it.
Because people who have an attitude against Columbia often pronounce it CoLUMbia, and people from South Carolina who have an attitude against government often pronounce it GUBment. Linguistics is one of my things.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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Because people who have an attitude against Columbia often pronounce it CoLUMbia, and people from South Carolina who have an attitude against government often pronounce it GUBment. Linguistics is one of my things.
Oh. I see.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Columbians have complained about this problem forever. It's a good problem to have.

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/arti...nclick_check=1
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:33 PM
 
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In general, yes. But these days, I don't think that's necessarily the case particularly since SC seems to be experiencing an economic recovery of sorts. If you want to talk about residents of a state displaying a lot of angst towards their state government, look towards your northern neighbor. I never thought I'd see the day. At the moment, SC has nothing on NC in that department.
This is true, the NC General Assembly is embarrassing NC, hope it does not have long term impacts.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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First Citizen's Cafe is about to open. It looks great. Historic Columbia was giving tours last night. I couldn't make it. Bourbon opens later this year in the other half of the building. Cantina 76 opens in October at Main and Lady.

Here's a news brief column that includes a video about Bourbon.

Columbia SC Blogs - News, Restaurants, Arts, Sports, Movies, Music
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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"Before I Die Wall" On Main street. Before I Die and on Facebook, type: Before I Die Wall on Main Street


A friend of a friend of mine that is very involved in the community and a helper in trying to build Columbia into a better place to live and play has pushed to have this wall created. He invited me on Facebook and I thought it was interesting enough to share with y'all also. Here's some details about it from the "Before I Die Wall" homepage that I copied and pasted onto here:

"On September 5th, Columbia will join Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Berlin and Boston as one of over 200 cities around to world to have its own “Before I Die…” wall, a creative form of interactive art that began as a social experiment in New Orleans in 2011.

Before I Die is a global art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public space. A headlined wall with lines for individual statements is placed in a public area. Each passerby is another person full of ...longing, anxiety, fear, and wonder who can express an individual hope in chalk on the wall. With more ways to share in public space, the people around us can not only help us make better places, they can help us become our best selves. For more information, see www.BeforeIDie.cc.

With the assistance of Agape Senior and Mashburn Construction, One Columbia will affix a series of temporary walls along 60 feet of construction fencing on the 1600 block of Main Street. Columbia’s Before I Die Wall will be unveiled Thursday, September 5 at 2 pm at a press conference hosted by Mayor Steve Benjamin, the City of Columbia, and One Columbia for Arts and History. The Mayor, members of City Council, and press conference attendees will be encouraged to post the first dreams. That same evening, visitors to First Thursdays on Main are invited to be among the first to participate in this form of public interactive art. Visitors and supporters can share their responses by using the hashtags #beforeidie and #columbiasc. The wall will remain on Main Street for the month of September."
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