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In scenic Cootlumbia this morning.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 4:37 PM
 

Had to drive to Cootlumbia this morning.

You know, parts of it, have got to be the state's garden spot.

Like near the Coots baseball stadium. Has a nice stadium ever been built in a prettier warehouse district?

And the Willy B, railroad tracks, junkyards, Bojangles, winos, crackheads, can it get any better than that?

And that flag on the statehouse grounds that keeps us from getting any NCAA basketball regionals or the ACC Baseball Tourney in this state. Wow, now that's cool, cause who would want those events?

Just a great trip to beautiful Cootlumbia.


I've said it before and I will say it again....

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 4:48 PM
 

The City of Columbia is an absolute cesspool and a complete embarrassment to the State of South Carolina but in fairness, you really can't blame the whole flag issue on the City.

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Re: I've said it before and I will say it again....


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 6:19 PM
 

That's why I call it the Cesspool City. What a dump!


You mean Cooterville. Yeah, its a garden of bitter fans who

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 4:49 PM
 

now think after these last 5 years Clemson will never win again against them. When the dream busts it will be sad. NOT!!!!!!

Go Tigers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Speaking as someone who used to live right by the

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 5:02 PM
 

"the Willy B, railroad tracks, junkyards, Bojangles, winos, and crackheads," you're really making it sound even better than it is!

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 5:02 PM
 

Sounds like a nice trip....

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:35 PM
 

I've heard better sounds.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 6:24 PM
 

I despise that crap town. Went to the Palmetto State Armory last week and couldn't get away fast enough

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Re: In scenic Cootlumbia this morning.

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 6:56 PM
 

I was born in Columbia-----------Left as soon as I learned how to walk.


If you're there to insert the enema hose...

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 6:31 PM
 

you've at the right place.

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cootlumbia

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 7:24 PM
 

Can we pass a bill that makes charleston our capital and deed our current capital to Georgia free of charge. It truly is an armpit of a city


If it was up to Columbia, the Confed Flag wouldn't be on the


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:15 PM
 

statehouse grounds at this point in time.

IT's not Columbia based legislators holding that up.


Re: If it was up to Columbia, the Confed Flag wouldn't be on the

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:30 PM
 

you mean since the passing of Maurice Bessinger??

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No, I mean


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:35 PM
 

the Columbia area elected representatives aren't the ones with a majority wanting the flag on the statehouse grounds.


So you're saying the political base in Columbia would take


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:45 PM
 

it down if not forced to have it there by __________ (fill in the blank)?


Re: So you're saying the political base in Columbia would take


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:50 PM
 

sensible non-racist right thinking SC voters!

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So who wants it there?***


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:56 PM
 




Re: So who wants it there?***


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:58 PM
 

like many things in South Carolina, it's there because it has been there for so long that people don't even pay attention to it...


Re: So who wants it there?***


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:24 PM
 

The Governor for one - or at least she doesn't want to move it.

The Lt. Governor - who will be leaving is the main one that has wanted it there.

The Senate Majority leader, the Senate Finance Comm Chairman- The Speaker of the House are 3 powerful ones that don't want to touch it with a 10 foot pole

there are others, but those are the ones that matter.


I'm not sure they want it there....

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 7:56 AM
 

as much as it is an issue they would prefer to avoid.




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Re: I'm not sure they want it there....


Posted: Feb 28, 2014 10:39 AM
 

The Lt Governor wants it there- actually prefers it on the state house dome.

I've been in his office several times- it's full of them.

but in this case- not being willing to do anything about - while not the same thing- is just as good as not wanting to move it.


I know what Glenn McConnell thinks....


Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:09 AM
 

He is a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and will vigiorously oppose any attempts to have the flag relocated from its present position on the State House grounds.

I just don't think that position is in the best interest of our state as a whole.




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Well the gov. is from Lexington. That's coot central.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 9:00 AM
 

There goes your theory, you dumb fuck.

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Do you think before you type?

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 10:36 AM
 

Read closely please - at least try it.

The Governor in South Carolina can't lower the flag alone- and can't do much alone. That's not the way government works in South Carolina.

Columbia legislators are in Richland County- not Lexington County (Those are 2 different counties if you couldn't tell)- where plenty of Clemson folks live too - so it's also "Clemson Central" - but of course that wasn't the point or part of the discussion.


Columbia legislators as a delegation have wanted the flag down for years. The Mayors of Columbia have wanted it down for years. Columbia is a democratic city - not a republican city.


I'm saying the elected representatives in Columbia would


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:13 PM
 

take it down if up to them.

Columbia is not a Conservative town.


Re: I'm saying the elected representatives in Columbia would

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:14 PM
 

Is that speculation or fact?


come on - get serious


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:20 PM
 

Columbia has had a democratic mayors for over 2 decades

Reps in the General Assembly from Richland County

Jimmy Bales - Democrat
Mia McLeod - Democrat (I wan't tell you what she thinks about the flag)
Beth Bernstein -Democrat
Joe McEachern - Demcrat
Leon Howard - Democrat
Todd Rutherford - Dem (he'd burn it today if he could)
Chris Hart- Democrat
James Smith - Democrat
Joe Neal - Democrat
Nathan Ballentine- Republican
Kirkman Finley - Repub
John Courson - Repub


There isn't one Dem on that list that would not want to move the flat to a storeroom under a warehouse tomorrow.


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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:21 PM
 




"won't"


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:22 PM
 

sorry for mistakes in typing- trying to do too much stuff at one time


Re: come on - get serious


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:48 PM
 

What warehouse, there are so many so very close in the down town area.

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That's because black people vote democrat. What's the racial

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 9:02 AM
 

breakdown of Richland county? BTW, how's that gang problem?

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Columbia is a Democratic city - anyone that pays attention


Posted: Feb 28, 2014 10:32 AM
 

has known that for years.

I don't live in Columbia.


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Posted: Mar 1, 2014 6:46 PM
 

nm


So now you're saying the political base in Columbia does


Posted: Feb 28, 2014 9:53 PM
 

want it up?


Please check it out again


Posted: Mar 1, 2014 9:00 AM
 

"There isn't one Dem on that list that would not want to move the flat to a storeroom under a warehouse tomorrow."




I've been clear in my posts. If it was up to the list of legislators I listed by name above- Columbia area legislators representing part of Richland County- the flag would have come down a LONG time ago. That's not opinion. That's a fact based on the elected representatives own statements over the years.


O.T.: Gotta say this: Beth Bernstien is hot and


Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:39 PM
 

Kirkman Finlay is a total D-Bag.


Re: I'm saying the elected representatives in Columbia would


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:15 PM
 

you obviously do not know our elected oficials

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 9:01 AM
 



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Re: All the more reason why it sucks. Why are you here?***

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 10:37 AM
 

Because I wanted to post on this topic.


and just in case


Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:36 PM
 

you didn't know


Bessinger wasn't a "Columbia based legislator"


The city of Columbia is so blatantly crooked…..

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Posted: Mar 1, 2014 5:23 PM
 

Mayor Steve Benjamin was driving drunk and crashed into an old lady, and got it blamed on her.

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That flag's the prettiest thing in Columbia.***

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:30 PM
 




Re: That flag's the prettiest thing in Columbia.***

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 8:52 PM
 

I find it sad that the capital city (as well as many other areas) of a state that has potential, has so many issues.

I don't/won't even go to Columbia any more, and I'm looking forward to moving to California.


Re: That flag's the prettiest thing in Columbia.***

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:08 PM
 

lol no thanks on Cali...

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Posted: Feb 27, 2014 9:46 PM
 




Re: That flag's the prettiest thing in Columbia.***

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:13 PM
 

That state has some ghettos that make Cootlumbia look spotless and squeaky clean.


Re: That flag's the prettiest thing in Columbia.***

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:27 PM
 

I love the fact that the old drunk ball sack son of a b.tch hates the flag as bad as he does. Anything that ticks Spurrier off makes me happy.


Even with out bringing usuc..

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 8:17 AM
 

Into the equation, Columbia is the armpit of America.


Re: Even with out bringing usuc..


Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:24 AM
 

You've obviously never been to Lincoln, Nebraska, or Cheyenne, Wyoming...

"Stalwart universities—Harvard, Princeton, Yale—most certainly offer status. The Citadel offers character. "


The city of Columbia is beholden to SCU, that's why it's...


Posted: Mar 1, 2014 5:25 PM
 

such a cesspool.

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Re: In scenic Cootlumbia this morning.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 8:38 AM
 

Having that flag up is the only thing about Columbia I feel proud of...

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The issue with the flag....


Posted: Feb 28, 2014 9:50 AM
 

stopped being about heritage v. racism or right v. wrong a long long long time ago.

The issue is now more about one side being he11-bent and determind to make sure the other side doesn't get its way, and it is that persistent, inflexible, inexorable approach that has cast such an unfavorable light on this state on a national level and, therein at least for me, lies the greatest area of concern.




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What do you mean?

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 9:57 AM
 

Genuine question, I'm interested in you expounding that a little more, tmail me if you'd prefer to.


It ticks me off when people outside of our state try to bully us in any way to do something, especially when it deals with a big part of my heritage

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Re: What do you mean?


Posted: Feb 28, 2014 10:14 AM
 

There are certainly passionate views on both sides about displaying the flag on government property.

Supporters of displaying the flag focus on heritage and history, while opponents believe the 1962 decision to fly the flag was a racist response to integration.

I understand the isasues. My concern is the impact the ogoing issue is having on our state and what it has cost our state in terms of failed economic development efforts and lost tourism dollars.




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Ok that makes some sense.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 10:23 AM
 

As far as economic losses, are you specifically referring to the ncaa tourny ban? Cause we still have a great tourism industry despite that stupid naacp ban crap.

In my mind setting aside my beliefs about my heritage, you don't give into a bully about something especially when it's none of their business imo. Sorta like how that aziz gov caved the other day to bullies

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I am referring to ....

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 10:37 AM
 

the total economic impact which includes the NCAA Tournament ban and all of the other events that no longer consider SC as a posible host site because of the flag issue.

The NBA and MLB used to play prerseason games in SC every year but will no longer do so becasue of the flag. The City of Charleston was being considered as a possible host site for a new football bowl game but the flag issue put a damper on that as well. There are other notable examples as well.

It just seems to me the confederate soldiers monument which, to my knowledge, does not include any dipcition of the confederate flag, is a more than fitting tribute to confederate heritage. The flag itself is an unnecessary addition.

Heck...even the SC monument at Gettysburg does not have a confederate flag on it and this is a hallowed site where men actually fought and died for their heritage and convictions.




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Re: I am referring to ....

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:24 PM
 

If organizations wont come to SC because of the flag, for what I care they can keep their azzes out because I dont want them here anyway.


Re: What do you mean?


Posted: Feb 28, 2014 12:29 PM
 

It's not just people outside our state. It's a lot of people inside our state. Why can't you just fly the flag that represents your heritage on your own property since it's a flag never flew over the state of SC?

I've never understood the need to have it on the grounds. Why do you need it at the state house? Wouldn't you be able to see it better from your porch?


Hey man, I live and work here....

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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 9:04 AM
 

I'm going to go jump off a bridge now.

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Re: Hey man, I live and work here....


Posted: Mar 1, 2014 3:43 PM
 

The bridges are ugly too.


Re: In scenic Cootlumbia this morning.


Posted: Feb 28, 2014 1:45 PM
 

I reckon you have never visited Ga Tech's campus pre-1996 before they moved the projects called Techwood


Re: In scenic Cootlumbia this morning.


Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:25 PM
 

Its still a ghetto.


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Posted: Feb 28, 2014 11:03 PM
 

I like the flag. Shame it is flying in a ghetto.


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Posted: Mar 1, 2014 5:16 PM
 

What is the point of making fun of Columbia? Just because it's where USC is? I mean, it's the state Capitol. No reason to be pointing out flaws on a baseball message board about SC's Capitol.

If you really have problems with the city and/or the flag specifically, why don't you write a letter to a representative or something?


Re: In scenic Cootlumbia this morning.

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Posted: Mar 1, 2014 5:21 PM
 

Obviously, I'm new to this site and mad a mistake in my post above. I thought I was still on the baseball board.

Do you have to be a premium member to edit a post?


Re: In scenic Cootlumbia this morning.


Posted: Mar 1, 2014 6:53 PM
 

Don't you see....they are pouting!


Re: In scenic Cootlumbia this morning.


Posted: Mar 1, 2014 9:33 PM
 

Pouting that the states Capital is dilapidated and low class as the University it houses.


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Posted: Mar 1, 2014 9:32 PM
 

USUC being there just makes it the scum of the state. Capital should move to Greenville anyway.


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