Welcome to our weekly live chat. Send us your questions now. Brian will start answering at noon!
Oh good, that gives me a half hour to adjust my fantasy football line-up on the clock.
It's time. What's your question?
And while we're at it, does anyone have a 500-mile extension cord so the Carnival Fantasy can run to Nassau and back?
Brian, after your weekend column about bicycles ran we heard from a lot of bicycles who weren't happy with it. What kind of reaction did you get?
Believe it or not, I only got positive comments. Probably because all the bikes who were offended were too busy running red lights and mowing down pedestrians on the sidewalk.
I understand it's dangerous on the road, but the fact is too many bicyclists flagrantly break the law. Even the people at Charleston Moves agreed. We need to do something, and the bikers are going to have to get with the program.
The biggest reaction I got was from people on the sidewalk, all of whom have a story to tell about some nut on a bike running them down. That says it all.
I notice the city banned texting while driving, which is really making it hard to do this chat on the Crosstown.
They should ban texting while biking, too. Do you really need to send "I just ran over someone - LOL"?
Susan, thanks for joining us.
As someone who used to live next door to an interstate, I feel your pain. If they ever build this road - and I'll believe it when I see it - I think residents hurt by it are just going to have to file a lawsuit for any relief. My point today was simply that the council did not pass what people thought they did. There is no promise of money coming.
That stuff about increasing property values - well, that's what they say. And it may even be true for some residents, but not the ones right up against it.
I see your point on the bridges. The county has done ok with the roads it has built, but I agree bridges are a big part of this "parkway." You have to assume the county will sub it out to the same people the state would. Or hope, anyway.
But it doesn't matter, because I don't think the road will ever be built.
Tres, I think you should do both - play the lottery and play poker. And I think you should bring someone with you (other than the cops), because Uno is waffling.
I hear the editors just told Andrew Knapp he couldn't schedule any vacation time for 2025 - he's going to be covering Baby Veronica's Sweet Sixteen.
What do you make of today's fire? How will it impact Georgetown?
The only upside to 526 I see is getting to Folly Beach quicker. Oh. That means you're probably right.
I think Anna meant for her amendment to promise compensation but she didn't write it. As it was written down, and passed, it said a "good faith effort" to "study" the situation. Those are government buzzwords that mean, well, nothing.
I think 526 is going to be tied up in court for years.
In fact, we might get flying cars before we see that road.
I just hope they will take us back to the 1950s with a little plutonium.
Speaking of Hill Valley, I think Front Street is Georgetown's identity. I know this is a terrible blow to them. I predict they will build it back as close as possible to the way it was. But that's not going to be easy.
Still waiting on a report from Schuyler Kropf about whether that diner I loved was destroyed or not. Glad the maritime museum didn't get it. That's a place worth seeing, by the way, if you ever get a chance.
I don't think anyone has ever compared the column to biblical prophesy. That's scary.
But yes, it's only a matter of time before it happens again downtown. It's a terrible situation. The whole point of my column is - you want to ride on the road, follow the rules of the road. And that includes stopping for red lights and stop signs. But I see bikers ignore it all the time.
Once I saw a guy riding down the sidewalk - where he wasn't supposed to be - and a car came out of a blind alley to pull into traffic. Dude hits the car, flips over the hood and lands on his tail on the other side of the car. He was ok, and I was hoping he would call the cops - so they could tell him it was his fault.
I will pass on the message. I'm sure Tony will be back soon.
So what's the scuttlebutt in North Charleston about Councilman Bobby Jameson's decision to not attend any more meetings.
Bet his colleagues are jealous he thought of it first.
Gee, if that happened, I might make more money standing in the parking lot between them, selling scalped tickets to people texting while bicycling.
Gotta see Zep first - then catch the end of the Springsteen show. He'll be on longer than they will.
OK. Let's wrap it up. Thank you everybody for stopping by, even Tres.
Talk to you next week, which will be an important anniversary in Charleston's Civil War history.
But then, isn't every day?