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Columbia, SC

name this vine

DeeG, my dad always called it trumpeter vine. It took over several large old pine trees in my parent's yard.  (Apr 27, 2009 | post #10)

Columbia, SC

Lawyer: arrests made in Phelps case

Does RCSD put this much time and effort into all misdemeanors? Somehow,I doubt it.  (Feb 12, 2009 | post #7)

Nursing

Toothbrushing Can Prevent Hospital-borne Pneumonia

This isn't new 'news'. My unit has been conducting routine mouth care as part of our "zap vap" initiative for 2years now. It works.  (Dec 16, 2008 | post #1)

Nursing

Gay grief is 'a second-class experience'

I work with critically injured patients and this subject is one of the reasons I decided to be 'out' professionally. I've seen a nurse who was kinder to swastika-tattooed criminals than he was to a man he knew was gay. For the most part the MDs, RNs, and therapists I work with are intelligent and socially evolved. The homophobic rednecks know that they are wrong, but when they think they can get away with it, they let their true colors show. If you have a family member in the hospital, please be vigilant about who you let care for him/her.  (Dec 16, 2008 | post #362)

Columbia, SC

US state ordered to stop making religious car tags

if it were only liberals interfering in people's lives...but, alas, conservatives are just as bad. Each group is guilty of trying to use the government to codify and legislate their own beliefs. One group wants gun control, the other wants blue laws. One group wants to squash religious expression, the other wants to impose their religious views onto others(prop 8). Why can't people just live their own lives and quit worrying about everybody elses?  (Dec 12, 2008 | post #38)

Columbia, SC

Irmo principal rethinks resignation over gay club

I guess Ben Lippen couldn't match his current salary.  (Dec 6, 2008 | post #8)

Columbia, SC

Girlfriend of accused rapist "stunned" about his arrest

I'm no Sister Cleo, but I see years of dysfunction in this family's future. Daddy's a rapist going to jail & Mama's in denial. The poor baby has no chance at a normal childhood.  (Nov 15, 2008 | post #3)

Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA Football

Football: All Hail Saban

The UGA game is not over yet but I just wanted to go ahead and congratulate Alabama! Daayyuum! Roll Tide!!! I'm so glad my gamecocks don't have to take you guys on this year. BTW, thanks for beating Clemson!  (Sep 27, 2008 | post #239)

Myrtle Beach Online

MB bridles bikers

LOL no offense, TJJ, but you hetero guys have nothing to worry about. No self respecting gay man I know would be caught with the average straight man. Gay guys tend to be a little vain and snobby (sorry guys, but you know it's true) and the typical staight dude just isn't up to snuff.  (Sep 25, 2008 | post #999)

Myrtle Beach Online

MB bridles bikers

No, these self-righteous geniuses are already trying to get rid of gays & black bikers, as well. (they're just too chickens%$# of the naacp to openly say it) Then, when the recession really hits and they go broke they'll start courting us awful tourists and bikers all over again.  (Sep 25, 2008 | post #998)

Gay/Lesbian

Ray Boltz Comes Out

Hi Thinkbox. I'm Christian & gay. The first was a choice, the latter was not. I respectfully disagree with your position on this issue. While most fundamentalists cloak their condmenation of gays under the guise of 'loving correction', I have to wonder how many of you have ever stopped to consider the real damage you have done to so many of your brothers & sisters in Christ. Being gay is not a choice, and if God had wanted to cure me of it surely he would have done so at some point in the last 30 yrs. I spent 15yrs praying for him to do so. Now I know better, but I continue to pray that anti-gay Christians will mend their ways. You haved pushed so many people away from the church and caused extreme emotional pain to those who have tried to conform to your ideals. Never I have felt so liberated as I did the day I realized that I don't have to argue with people over whether or not God loves me as I am. He does, indeed, and it's not my problem if others cant cope with it. Have a great week.  (Sep 22, 2008 | post #216)

Gay/Lesbian

No Feminist Love for Palin: NOW Endorses Obama-Biden

Since we're on the subject of names, let's not forget John McCain's favorite name for his 2nd wife Cindy. ( I'd mention it but topix has decency standards)  (Sep 22, 2008 | post #2867)

Columbia, SC

Parade hopes 'so gay' works

Is it just one demon that possesses all homosexuals or does there just happen to be millions of gay demons who pounce upon random sinners? LMAO at the idea of demons that love fashion, working out at the gym, and show tunes.  (Sep 22, 2008 | post #398)

Columbia, SC

NAACP: Film industry shows interest in SC boycott

Whatever. The terms of the compromise have been honored. Let it go, already. Personally, the confederate flag doesn't carry much meaning for me, but I can respect that for others it does.  (Sep 22, 2008 | post #8)

Columbia, SC

Police video shows official struggle with sobriety test

I just watched the video of his field sobriety test. It would be funny if it wasn't so shameful. Either he was drunk or he just can't recite the alphabet.  (Sep 21, 2008 | post #7)

Q & A with PDean

Headline:

illegitimus non carborundum

Hometown:

Columbia, S.C.

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Local Favorites:

katie's house, the Saluda,

I Belong To:

United Church of Christ

When I'm Not on Topix:

i am working !! either at work, on the house, in the yard, or on the perfect mojito.

Read My Forum Posts Because:

i'm not a troll!!!

I'm Listening To:

The Game

Read This Book:

to kids ; The Little Prince

On My Mind:

SEC football

I Believe In:

that yellow line on televised football games. Greatest invention of the 21st century.