WE'RE ALL GOING TO HELL
I have been reading the City Paper for many months now. If not for free, this would not be the case, as I would not spend money for this paper. I am a Christian (no doubt to the disdain of Mr. Moredock). I do love people and enjoy hearing the perspectives of others. It is very disheartening to read articles and hear views from people who are not going to make it. In other words, people who are going to end up in hell. Jessica Chase takes the cake. What is so sad is that I know she speaks for a lot of people. Do any of your writers or readers read the Bible? Why don't you name your paper "If it feels good, do it." Fight the good fight (or faith). I Timothy 6:12.John Allen
NO SERVICE, NO SURPRISE
In response to "No Service, No Smile" (Letters, Dec. 13), I would like to offer my condolences to the poor bastard who paid $400,000 for a home in one of Charleston's "neighborhoods in transition." I don't know if he gets a chance to leave his happy hollow, but as a long time resident of the area, I know that I could pick up a tranny whore five blocks away from his domicile, buy crack three blocks away from his home, and get my brains splattered on his front porch before his pizza got cold. Maybe he should have been reading the City Paper Blotter before he got suckered into buying a $400,000 home in a really shitty neighborhood.
UGLY ADS COME TO BATTERY
Don't look now, but ugly advertising is coming to the Battery – and all of historic Charleston. In all its wisdom, CARTA is now putting big, ugly advertising signs on the back of those DASH trolley cars that run all over our beautiful, previously noncommercialized town. Why would the city itself start us down the slippery slope of ugly advertising that might now appear on tour buses, regular CARTA buses, and any vehicle in the city? Why don't we just envelop our entire city with shrink wrap advertisements – over monuments, landmarks, etc. – so we can be like every other city in the world and be one big billboard? The only power us locals have, I guess, is to boycott the companies that advertise on the DASH trolleys – I know I will with a vengeance!R. J. Conte
MOREDOCK A SUGARPLUM
Will Moredock must be "a big sweet sugarplum" much like that confused minority he so proudly represents. Referring to John Graham Altman as a racist, homophobic fool ("Sugarplums and Lumps of Coal," Views, Dec. 27) reveals just how foolish Moredock himself can be (Matthew 5:22). A lump of coal to Moredock for letting us know every week that wisdom doesn't always come with age, and a "sugarplum," if you must, to Michael Graham, for also letting us know weekly that one need not be old to be wise.Mark Gupton
N. Myrtle Beach
CHANGING WINDS OF COMMERCE
More imports than exports and limited land for port expansion led to the idea of an inland port ("Barge Over Troubled Water," News, Dec. 13).
Relieving congestion for the Port of Charleston and expediting shipment of goods sounds like a good idea.
(1/19/06, The Post and Courier) – Carolina Linkages (Carolinks) announced their $250 million plan for an inland port in Santee
(1/20/06, The Times and Democrat [Orangeburg]) – Carolinks plan for distribution center/warehousing facility.
(2/25/06, T&D) – Site will include emergency preparedness center and trucking complex.
(2/25/06, T&D) – Site will be served by rail and truck.
(9/20/06, P&C) – Carolinks annouces barge transport rather than rail.
(10/02/06, Charleston Business Journal) – Carolinks abandons Naval Base site for rail access, will rely entirely on barges. Santee will be major truck stop.
(10/17/06, T&D) – What makes Carolinks work is the I-95 interchange.
(12/03/06, The State) – Carolinks plans huge distribution center in Santee.
(12/22/06, T&D) – Cargo barge plans dropped, not economically compelling.
(12/31/06, T&D) – Carolinks plans industrial park.
Makes one wonder; is their business plan written in pencil?Sandra Turner