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I like these surveys sent around by email, helping match your opinions to the right candidate:
The Lowcountry has just a few more days to be among Those Who Matter to presidential candidates.
What's been your favorite part of the presidential primaries as they played out in our community?
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Wednesday's column about the presidential primaries got the creative juices flowing at least one reader, who emails:
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Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. was sworn in Monday to his 9th term. That means he's been a leading voice of the Lowcountry since 1975 - and counting.
How to explain the Spears girls to your impressionable children:
1.) "They're white trash, kids, and this is what those people do ... What's 'white trash'? Oh. Well first, they're poor ... um, wait, that's not right ... OK, they're more like, uh, nouveau riche trash ... look, it's hard to explain. Just don't act like them."
2.) "Babies are wonderful gifts from God, but don't get pregnant until you sell your first album."
3.) "To heck with it, go have fun. Everyone wants to be a MILF! What's a 'MILF'? What's a MILF! Look at mommy, honey. Mommy's a MILF!"
A reader calls in some more suggestions for the first Ohio Food Festival, the subject of today's column.
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Some mouth-watering feedback on today's column:
I can help you out on the squirrel issue. Here in Virginia (we live in S.C. part time, moving to full), Brunswick Stew is the squirrel delicacy of choice. The following recipe prepares the best stew:
Inspired by a true story is "The Great Debaters." It stars Denzel Washington, who also directs, as Professor Melvin Tolson, a debate team coach who takes on a group of students from a small African-American college to prepare and shape the underdogs into a historically elite team. Having to endure negative feedback for his aggressive teaching methods and political views, he attempts to teach the students lessons about the world that they will take with them for the rest of their lives.