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Charleston Mayoral Candidate’s “Hotel Hypocrisy”

JOHN TECKLENBURG PUTS A SELF-SERVING TWIST ON “COMMAND ECONOMICS” To be clear: We don’t care who wins the Charleston, S.C. mayoral runoff race between fifth-term S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis and local businessman John Tecklenburg.  We won’t be endorsing in the November 17 showdown … nor do we have any real…

JOHN TECKLENBURG PUTS A SELF-SERVING TWIST ON “COMMAND ECONOMICS”

To be clear: We don’t care who wins the Charleston, S.C. mayoral runoff race between fifth-term S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis and local businessman John Tecklenburg.  We won’t be endorsing in the November 17 showdown … nor do we have any real affinity for/ aversion to either candidate.

We’re far more interested in the latest Southern Charm drama, to be honest.

There is a story out about Tecklenburg that gives us cause for pause, though.

It appeared in last week’s editions of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier – and involves his support for a one-year ban on new hotel construction on the Charleston peninsula.

“I just feel like we need to ask the question: When is enough enough in terms of hotel rooms on the peninsula?” Tecklenburg told the paper. “I really feel a need to make sure that Charleston has diversity within its economic development and future.”

Mmm-kay …

Ordinarily, we’d be content to offer some token criticism of this blatantly anti-free market position … something along the lines of “government has no business discriminating against certain types of businesses” or “capping the growth of hotels clearly isn’t a core function of government.”

“It’s bad enough government is involved in economic development in the first place,” we might have written.  “But now it wants to dictate ‘diversity’ in those efforts?”

Yeah … something like that.

But Tecklenburg’s command economic nonsense deserve an additional helping of scorn and derision.

How come?  Well, prior to announcing his support for a one-year moratorium on new hotels (which Stavrinakis opposes, by the way), Tecklenburg’s firm was the lead developer of a brand new 305-room Hyatt located … wait for it … in downtown Charleston’s historic district.

“In the vibrant historic district in downtown,” to be precise, according to the hotel’s website.

In fact the hotel opened less than three months ago …

So let’s get this straight: After making bank developing a new hotel in downtown Charleston – now Tecklenburg suddenly feels compelled to ask if there are too many hotel rooms on the peninsula? 

Now he wants “diversity in economic development” in downtown Charleston?

Sheesh … sounds more to us like someone wants to abuse an office he hasn’t yet been elected to in an effort to crowd out the competition.

Astoundingly, none of the three Post and Courier reporters who contributed to the paper’s story bothered to call out this hypocrisy – meekly noting that “Tecklenburg’s employer had a role in the hotel boom.”

Ya think?

Again, we don’t have a dog in this fight (which at the moment is Tecklenburg’s to lose) … we just think the new frontrunner’s proposed hotel ban is shameful self-dealing.

Is it seriously too much to ask for a politician in this state to campaign on free market policies – the kind that provide no special benefits whatsoever to themselves or their employers but rather promote fairness and prosperity for all?

Apparently so …

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96 comments

Oldcharleston November 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Yes the firm he works for was in charge of this, but John doesn’t work in that branch of the firm. Swing and a miss!

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Yup November 9, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Hence the Courier’s real, actual journalists not bothering with it.
There’s a reason FitsNews is free.

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Guess November 9, 2015 at 9:46 pm

That is one of the most profoundly naive statements that I have ever read. You are overdue for a trip to your neurologist.

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Guess not November 9, 2015 at 9:50 pm

It’s fact, not a statement.

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Oldcharleston November 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

You should also take a look at Johns ethics plan he outlined today. Something needed across SC, meanwhile Leon calls a press conference to let people know he doesn’t like a bike lane

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TARevolution November 9, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Y’all thinking’ about selling White People, since it’s politically profitable, this time?

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No Sale November 9, 2015 at 8:29 pm

White people are not very valuable. Too soft and weak for real labor.
Not very bright either.

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TARevolution November 10, 2015 at 6:36 am

Had to have them to build this country you are trying to steal for the lazy. the criminal and the stupid who elect Democrats.

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stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 8:45 pm

there would be a larger profit margin selling guano than selling you, i will go with the better product, i would sell guano

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dwb619 November 9, 2015 at 10:09 pm

“fluffer”

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stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:13 pm

hush, he has to do what he has to do, leave his fluffy ass alone!

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Sic Semper Tyrannis November 9, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Make it a time warp.

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:29 pm

better yet make him go away

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 9, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Fat chance, hacks are good and cost less.

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:33 pm

are you a marine?

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 9, 2015 at 10:35 pm

U R A HACK?

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:35 pm

no, with respect, i am asking

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 9, 2015 at 10:38 pm

Stump don’t ask. TROLL !!!

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:41 pm

it is me, and i will not ask, may God take care of you, and i ask forgiveness for asking too many questions

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 9, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Busted troll !!!!!!

dwb619 November 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm

He uses his ass also?
Does that double his salary, I realize it doubles his INTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:31 pm

hey if it keeps him off the welfare titty, let him suck

dwb619 November 9, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Is TMJ syndrome covered under Medicaid dental?

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 9, 2015 at 10:30 pm

Why not. You sold slaves !

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TARevolution November 10, 2015 at 6:33 am

I’m not a Democrat. That was YOU selling the slaves. You still have them in some capacity.

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TARevolution November 9, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Charleston was sacrificed to the Democrats a long time ago. So who really cares what they do?

It’s nothing but vice and corruption, with a billion dollar economy, that is rooted in the Slave Trade of the Democrats who preceded the current crop of liberal elitists.

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Nope November 9, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Yeah, Charleston is a real awful place that nobody is moving to.
Charleston doesn’t have one of the strongest economies in SC either?
You’re totally wrong again, GrandTango.

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TARevolution November 10, 2015 at 6:35 am

Don’t confuse JUST Charleston with the whole Trident area.

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stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 8:56 pm

were you horribly disfigured or raped as a child? what is the root for your anger?

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flip November 9, 2015 at 9:14 pm

You are nothing but a paid hac on FitsNews you stupid pussy.You contribute NOTHING.ZERO.DSS will be checking on your kid this week.

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stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:20 pm

i spent years fishing the north pacific, pussy ain’t in my dna, you insult your friend answering for him, obviously you think he can’t take care of himself, or you would not step in. oh flip i have not gotten around to getting into your head yet, it is just you are so low on my shit to do.

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flip November 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Don’t fuck with me pussy.You will end up in prison.

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm

why would i bother to fuck with you, you are beyond too fucked up to begin with

flip November 9, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Please, fuck with me. I live for other men fucking me.

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm

we are off to a good start, you are begging

flip November 9, 2015 at 9:57 pm

I’m a good bottom bitch. Ask GrandTango…

GrandTango was there too November 9, 2015 at 9:38 pm

flip got a lot of butt fucking in prison.
He calls them his ‘tossing salad days’

Ronald Reagan November 9, 2015 at 9:29 pm

flip, you are projecting. No job, no friends, no life.
You contribute nothing to society and only take.
You are a liberal welfare queen.
The biggest, sorriest pussy the state of SC has ever seen.

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stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:31 pm

i love sucking dick and sic semper is my favorite toy.

flip November 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Good you could join me and GrandTango in our weekend suck fests.

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:51 pm

hear is mini me again, don’t worry though, i’m gonna wear out her ass for pissing in the thread again, bad bitch mini stumpknocker, bad bitch, you get your nose shoved into the piss, bad dog.

flipknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:54 pm

Watch out! flip is going to get your IP address and sue you.
He said that………..seriously.
How fucking dumb can one shit-stain be?

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm

like i care

flip November 9, 2015 at 9:16 pm

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Republicans had criticized the plan as an illegal executive overreach when Obama announced it last November. Twenty-six states challenged the plan in court.

The administration argued that the executive branch was within its rights in deciding to defer deportation of selected groups of immigrants.

Part of the initiative included expansion of a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, protecting young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

OH MY!!! Democrats are finished for 50 years!!!!Just in!!!!

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flip's sunday school teacher November 9, 2015 at 9:31 pm

flip was very popular with the male youth ministers at his church going up.
He could often be found on his knees, bobbing his head for the lord.

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stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm

my dad used to fuck me in the ass.

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flip November 9, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Just like I did with my son….and his friends.
I sure miss molesting young boys!

flip November 9, 2015 at 9:39 pm

FitsNews will be served and I WILL have your IP address. Night.

flip (the real one) November 9, 2015 at 9:48 pm

I already have your IP address. Who knew a interstate restroom, where gay truckers like to get BJs from crossdressers like you, would have internet access. I guess you don’t need your mouth to type nonsense. Now back to trucker’s cocks for you. Night night, sweety!

flip November 9, 2015 at 11:06 pm

I know ya do.So does the F>B>I and my lovely ‘sweety’. You going to prison, boy.

flip (the real one) November 9, 2015 at 11:52 pm

I do really well in prison. Do you know how many Hot Pockets you can get for tossing a guy’s salad?!?

First Amendment November 9, 2015 at 11:54 pm

Making fun of an anonymous commenter falls under protected speech.

Nice Work November 9, 2015 at 9:53 pm

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!
Looks like you shut flip the fuck down.
As if he could sue someone for comments he makes about himself?
What a totally clueless fucktard.

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:19 pm

well i hope you miss it for the rest of your life, you are not funny, you are a sick fuck just for posting that.

see you in court November 9, 2015 at 10:22 pm

Will knows one of my sons.He will take down your/other comments tonight or I Will have FitsNews served and gain access to the IP addresses of these damaging and defamatory comments tonight.

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:25 pm

oh some of my comments were taken down. oh i am smug about this, was one of them

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:28 pm

you are silly

flip November 9, 2015 at 10:39 pm

I’m just expressing my sexuality. That isn’t a crime.
Many men ‘know’ my son. Right, GrandTango?

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:42 pm

So that means I can sue you, flip, for making comments under my name.
Good to know. I’ll have my lawyer contact Will and get your IP address.
See you in court ;-)

see you in court November 9, 2015 at 10:45 pm

Sounds good.That Will save me money.

flip November 10, 2015 at 9:07 am

My posts remain. I guess I was totally full of shit.
I may be one of the dumbest dipshits to ever live.

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:54 pm

you would brag about that mini me

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:24 pm

TAR flip wants to cuddle with you, just a heads up, be careful.

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flip's son November 9, 2015 at 11:58 pm

Tell me about it :-(

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stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm

I am a faggot and fuck my kid in the ass.

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stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:32 pm

hey mini stumpknocker

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flip November 9, 2015 at 9:33 pm

I love kids asses. Me and GrandTango send a lot of time at Toys-R-Us looking for new friends.

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stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:38 pm

i deny you, you are wrong!

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flip November 9, 2015 at 9:40 pm

I can’t get enough of other men porking me in my fat white ass.
The bigger and blacker, the better.

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:41 pm

well go get laid

flip November 9, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Being a downlow queer is harder than you think.
Open homosexuals don’t want anything to do with my self-loathing ass.

stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 9:44 pm

nobody likes a debby downer

flip November 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm

See ya in court.

flip (the real one) November 9, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Court? You can’t turn tricks there, dummy.
Why would you be there?

GrandTango November 9, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Maybe we can pay another Mandingo to fuck us real good?
I have a welfare check coming next week!

flip November 9, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Hey GrandTango, hurry up and get your sexy fat ass over here. I’m wearing my favorite panties!

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GrandTango November 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm

Use my new alias…TARevolution, honey!

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flip November 9, 2015 at 9:58 pm

It’s late and I’m drunk.
Who wants to exchange dick pics?
Pleeeeeeaaaaaaaassssssse!

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GrandTango November 9, 2015 at 11:56 pm

You haven’t lived until flip has dry humped you for an hour. Those friction burns are a bitch, though.

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SC Real Estate Law November 9, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Ignorance of real estate brokerage is prevalent in this FITS article and by numerous posts below.

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stumpknocker November 9, 2015 at 10:03 pm

brokers sit in the office and “a fucking joke” make policy, and the agents run wild

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Bible Thumper November 10, 2015 at 12:13 am

Maybe if Fitsnews founding editor would review his own history on CDV and it’s own articles published on the subject recently, it would be more hesitant to call others hypocrites.

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The Colonel November 10, 2015 at 9:56 am

Folks did his mea culpa on the CDV years ago. The fact that he did something stupid doesn’t forever remove his right to comment on the stupidity of others – if that was the rule ALL of us would just sit and stare at blank screens.

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Bible Thumper November 10, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Do you really think that TECKLENBURG’S possition on development is hypocrisy. I am willing to pass on Will’s CDV, but he needs to be fair to others.

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The Colonel November 10, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Everyone has an opinion, some people have two…

It does sound like Tickleburger is talking out of both sides of his head.

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Bible Thumper November 10, 2015 at 1:17 pm

I suppose you have never had to enforce a policy or engage in any activity at your job that if you had the responsibility you eliminate that policy or stop that activity. If you have, does it make you a hypocrite?

The Colonel November 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Have I had to enforce rules that I disagreed with? Absolutely.
Have I changed rules that I previously enforced when I had a reason or the authority to do so? Absolutely.
Have I stopped performing functions that I thought were stupid once I had the chance to affect the change? Absolutely.

I don’t see that here – Tickleburger was free to act anyway he saw fit all along. The coincidences are just to coincidental here.

Native Ink November 10, 2015 at 3:32 pm

As a military man, shouldn’t you have more respect for the chain of command? You really wouldn’t enforce an order that you didn’t agree with? Not like gunning down little kids. Just something you’d do differently if you were ever the boss.

The Colonel November 10, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Is reading comprehension a struggle for you? My first line said I had to enforce orders I didn’t agree with all the time. I would do it joyfully, willingly and with exuberance. However, when I had an opportunity to change a stupid rule I changed the stupid rule.

The Buzzman November 10, 2015 at 5:27 pm

“he needs to be fair to others.”

Where is the law that states that he does?

“Unfair / Unbalanced” means exactly what it says.

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Bible Thumper November 10, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Ok. Tell The Colonel that I can bring up Will’s CDV any time also.

erneba November 10, 2015 at 2:54 am

Usually when a politician’s motivations can not be identified or vaguely stated on a high profile issue, there is one thing that is usually certain, the tangible rewards for the glibness can substantial.
In a place like Charleston, where you have four or five hundred years of history unmarred by progress, money or material reward usually overpowers those non-revenue generating moral concepts. But who knows, I am just guessing, but sometimes the Holy City has a tough living up to its name.

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Pappy O'Daniel November 10, 2015 at 5:24 am

His personal inequities aside, I’m more concerned with his use of the 2nd person tense. Now there is some hypocrisy considering he is the only employee.

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Squishy123 November 10, 2015 at 6:51 am

Charleston has become nothing more than a giant toilet. I am glad I don’t live in that dump.

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The Buzzman November 10, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Well. Comments on this one have gone further off the rails than usual.

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