Re: “City Council to move forward on plan to 'expand the story' of Savannah's Confederate monument and to attempt to rename Talmadge Bridge

We live in Savannah, GA. Our whole tourism industry is built on our history with all the good, bad, and the ugly that comes with centuries of history. I walk by these monuments every day and what I perceive is great pieces of art with history attached to each one. Removing a confederate monument is hypocritical to me. Yes the Confederate fought the Civil War because they wanted to retain slavery and inherently that is just pure evil.The argument can also be made that we get rid of all monuments relating to any time period where that person owned slaves which would probably wipe out half of our squares unique history. Please people think before you act. Don't let today's news make your own opinion. The only cause people should be focused on is to help SAV is helping the poor and improving education for kids from impoverished areas of our town. Be a good Sameratan, love the neighbor for we our one big community.

Posted by wake up on 08/18/2017 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Oh hell no, Savannah isn’t ‘the next Brooklyn’

I can promise you, as a 20-year Brooklynite, that Brooklyn isn't the next Brooklyn either. It isn't even the recent Brooklyn. You're right to be wary of inheriting our destiny. Not that I'd know how to stop it.

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Posted by Paul R on 08/18/2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Oh hell no, Savannah isn’t ‘the next Brooklyn’

Thanks for writing this. And we're not the next Charleston either. And we don't need a fat little whisky-drinking white boy to "bring back" Gullah cuisine to the historic district. We need to stop the rent inflation that drove those original restaurants out.

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Posted by Jason Kendall on 08/17/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Oh hell no, Savannah isn’t ‘the next Brooklyn’

Rhymes-with featherplucking

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Posted by Ellen Russell Fulkerson on 08/17/2017 at 5:30 AM

Re: “Oh hell no, Savannah isn’t ‘the next Brooklyn’

Thank you! I agree with you wholeheartedly!

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Posted by Kelly Yambor on 08/17/2017 at 2:09 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: The sale of the local daily paper is... complicated

thanks, Jim, everything is so complicated these days, that's why i will continue to read your columns here!!!

Posted by Judith Odrezin on 08/16/2017 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Dead to me

"From the land of the midnight sun
Where the ice blue roses grow
Along those roads of gold and silver snow
Howlin' wide or moaning low
So many roads I know
So many roads to ease my soul."

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Posted by Ball of Confusion on 08/11/2017 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Devil of density is in the details

ry good commentary by Mr. Morekis; thank you, sir. Kudos to Van Johnson, Estella Shabazz and Bill Durrence for withholding support for this project. Shame on Tony Thomas for his post vote realization that it was a bad idea; did Mr. Thomas not do his research in a timely manner? Shame on Ms. Bell as well who reportedly left early for a flight. Was it an urgent trip, arranged at the last minute? Could the travel have been scheduled to accommodate this important vote, one that weighs most heavily on her constituents? Was the travel a convenient way to abstain and, if so, why? Senator McCain made it to Washington DC days after his brain surgery to speak out and cast his vote on the health care legislation.

Things like this are why people like me have so little confidence in their governing bodies. At all levels.

There is language in the story about a strategic plan" being developed for Savannah. Would it not make sense to hold off voting on a matter this consequential until the strategic plan has been adopted?

Posted by Al Lindro on 08/11/2017 at 2:13 AM

Re: “Editor's Note: Devil of density is in the details

So incredibly short sighted to the say the very least. Cities all over the country are revitalizing in ways that uphold the historic integrity and reaping the rewards. It is a great shame our town's 'leaders' don't seem to be able to learn anything from them. What is it that makes them gaze towards Atlanta and say to themselves "That's what we want when we grow up!" and not look an inch farther?
Over the last twenty years I have seen a glimmer of hope in the restoration and revitalizing of downtown. With that came new folks from other places bringing families and loving their new home in such a charming place, remodeling and renovating in our fading neighborhoods. The rebirth of Broughton Street was marvelous. Marvelous! until....
Over the last ten I have had that hope snuffed by chain retail stores, chain restaurants, storage units, high rise hotels and and apartment buildings, all blocking out the sky (I am hearing you Mr. Johnson!) and filling every empty space, obscuring the very reason that Savannah is a special and unique town.
I don't know that I have any hope left. We as a family are looking towards a future somewhere else. Somewhere with a bit more vision in their planning and not trying to be too big for their historic britches. It is sad as we all love Savannah so much. But maybe Savannah will be happy for us to leave. Maybe She just doesn't want to be reminded.
You used to be able to see the bridge on your drive to work from south of town and then again while walking to the bank or getting lunch. That wasn't so long ago.

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Posted by glady on 08/09/2017 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Dead to me

awesome

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Posted by George Ryan on 08/09/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Devil of density is in the details

It's a sausage factory, folks. Forget how the product is made. In the end it's still a package of unspeakable ingredients disguised as a tasty treat for all progressive-minded people to partake and enjoy and the rest have it crammed down their throats. That Change you say you want will never occur unless and until Savannah elects people who are not bought and paid for by the status quo. Drink up, Savannah: you're running dry.

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Posted by bonaventure on 08/09/2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “'Schummthing' special on Tybee

A friend and I went by Sunday evening at 9pm and it was closed. The hours weren't posted so we thought it would be open. Have they officially re-opened yet?

Posted by jamiedelta on 08/08/2017 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Why are there so many transgender women in Thailand?

an addition
there are no ppl who are against ppl just like that.
but if someone influence kids bad, our next generation = society (ppl around us), and it is like, less family /baby = humanity is dying out (not completely), slowly but surly, that doesn't give happy feelings of course.

excuses like, but ms media told us so, over-population exist, climate change is human made, so a dying out for a limited period of time is great, is thinking of ppl who fell in that trap. agendas that are political motivated.

next and last point, the amount of hate and anger, to other ppl is huge and world wide to find. so of course ppl don't care in this case. but pls, think again. get the facts, connect the dots and you will not be happy with this process.
if you once finally get the point, you get the strengh to stand up and say enough.

good luck, have a time with thinking and much strengh.

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Posted by David San on 08/08/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Why are there so many transgender women in Thailand?

thank you. in brazil too. so this huge brain-washing on kids and humans world wide, is ongoing for several decades already. we know that man like brazi women or a tranny look. but that is not from nature, that is because we live in a time where the transgender agenda is very advanced already.

i highly doubt that someone bron 150 years ago, were that manipulated alreday.
i could reprogram myself, step by step, but it needs some time. it is really hard in this world, so many lies and very twisted weird stuff that kids get to learn.
really, it is true, transgender agenda is used in school at young kids.

+ feminism, making young girls too many. it is 2017 and feels like to live in a dark middle age time. and please, no naive comments like, that is not possilbe, that does not happen this kind of brain-washing etc. please, get some life experience

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Posted by David San on 08/08/2017 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Editor's Note: Anatomy of a political meltdown

Our local politicians are not the only jokes here. Our ex-Congressman Jack Kingston has become a Trump surrogate and sycophant on television. His remarks are always offensive, ignorant, misleading, and even deceitful. I regret I ever voted for him in the past.

Posted by Norman Ravitch on 08/08/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Free Yoga Class & Yoga Teacher Training Info Session

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Posted by Lucy Andrew on 08/07/2017 at 10:30 PM

Re: “Name shaming the Talmadge Bridge

And if you look up the richest person in history he was a African king and the African kings sold their people to white people.

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Posted by murica101 on 08/07/2017 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Name shaming the Talmadge Bridge

Carlos x America is spelled with c not k cause we are not all racist!!! And thugs choose their path cause they don't want any rules they could have choose the path of civilization but they choose the thug life.

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Posted by murica101 on 08/07/2017 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Business Networking on the Islands

I just checked and it says Tradewinds is closed...

Posted by Crisel N Jordan Smith on 08/07/2017 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Uplifting Comedy Date Night

This is going to be great!

Posted by Jerry Joe Seltzer on 08/04/2017 at 12:10 PM

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