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US: South Carolina (News/Activism)

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  • Trump blasted 'publicity seeking' Lindsey Graham and called his criticism a 'disgusting lie'

    08/17/2017 6:39:45 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 32 replies
    Circa News ^ | 08/17/17 | Jay LeBlanc
    President Trump went on the offensive against Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Thursday morning. The president blasted Graham, his former rival for the 2016 Republican nomination, over comments Graham had made criticizing Trump's response to the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. Follow Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists...... 6:19 AM - Aug 17, 2017 11,760 11,760 Replies 9,005 9,005 Retweets 32,549 32,549 likes ***SNIP***Graham said Wednesday that Trump was "dividing Americans" with his post-Charlottesville comments. "Mr. President, I encourage you...
  • Trump unloading on Graham, Flake, media in morning tweets

    08/17/2017 4:34:42 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 65 replies
    @realDonaldTrump ^ | 17 Aug | President Trump
    Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 ...and people like Ms. Heyer. Such a disgusting lie. He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of South Carolina will remember!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is. They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017 Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff...
  • Trump assails 'publicity seeking' Lindsey Graham

    08/17/2017 4:31:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 8/17/17
    President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at a fellow Republican, calling Sen. Lindsey Graham a "publicity seeking" lawmaker. In a daybreak post on his Twitter account Thursday, Trump faulted the GOP senator for statements Graham has made about the president's stance on the violence and death of a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump said in his tweet: "Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer." He was referring to Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when she was struck by a...
  • Before Questioning Statue Removal, Trump Supported Taking Down Confederate Flag

    08/16/2017 3:38:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    At Tuesday's combative press conference in Trump Tower, President Donald Trump questioned the removal of statues of Confederate leaders, but at the start of his presidential campaign, Trump publicly expressed his approval of South Carolina's decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from the State Capitol. I would take it down, yes, said Trump in June 2015 at his first news conference following the declaration of his presidential candidacy. I think they should put it in a museum and respect whatever it is you have to respect. The long-running debate over whether the Confederate flag should be flown over the...
  • South Carolina lawmakers say Confederate monuments will stay in place

    08/15/2017 7:14:42 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 13 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | August 15, 2017 | Maya T. Prabhu
    A spokeswoman for House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Hartsville, said Monday that Lucas maintains there will be no further changes to Confederate monuments as long as he is speaker, reiterating Lucas' 2015 statement that said, "Debate over this issue will not be expanded or entertained." Gov. Henry McMaster echoed the desire for the remaining monuments to stay put. "We have been over these issues over the years," McMaster said, speaking Monday at a job fair for laid-off workers from the now-cancelled V.C. Summer nuclear project. "I think our people are different."
  • Coroner: Man dies trying to get cellphone from burning home

    08/11/2017 12:25:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 11, 2017
    ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) Authorities say a South Carolina man died trying to get his cellphone from a burning mobile home. The 22-year-old man and two women were inside the mobile home when the fire broke out about 3 a.m. Friday. He says all three made it out safely, but the man went back in to get his cellphone and didn't make it back out.
  • Badass Woman Escapes Kidnappers Using A Manual Transmission And Nerves Of Steel

    07/30/2017 7:25:40 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 119 replies ^ | 7/29/2017 | Tom McParland
    A college student in Columbia, South Carolina was kidnapped by three men at gunpoint. Fearing the worst, she used some Jason Bourne level-problem solving and her manual transmission car to get away safely. According to newspaper The State, 20-year-old Jordan Dinsmore found herself in one of the worst situations possible when three men approached her, pushed her to the ground and put a gun to her head. The publication reports that they forced her to drive her car and withdraw money from an ATM and then told her that she was going to be taken to a location to be...
  • Even At A Flagship 'Red State' University, Free Speech Can Be Dangerous For Students

    07/30/2017 12:36:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 29, 2017 | George Leef
    Its widely known that college officials dont much care for free speech by students at least speech that bothers leftists. Were always reading about how speech was prevented or punished at schools known for their progressivism. But its not true that you find policies that limit speech only at such institutions. You also find them at many colleges in generally conservative red states such as South Carolina. A recent free speech case at the University of South Carolina (USC) shows that college officials anywhere are prone to writing and enforcing rules that make free speech dangerous. Since launching...
  • Lindsey Graham Challenges Voters: If Youre Against Illegal Immigrants Than Vote Me Out

    07/27/2017 6:38:16 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 71 replies ^ | July 26, 2017 | Conservative Report
    Lindsey Graham just proved how out of touch he is with the Republican Party. The so-called Republican just challenged the voters to vote him out if they are against illegal immigration. To the people who object to this, I dont want you to vote for me because I cannot serve you well, said Graham during a press conference. The key here is to be fair to the 11 million [illegal immigrants], starting with the Dreamers, but convince people were going to do what our great friend Ronald Reagan was not able to do, were going to actually secure the border,...
  • Graham Says He'll Propose Law to Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller

    07/27/2017 12:27:35 PM PDT · by Boomer · 110 replies
    FNC ^ | 7/27/2017 | As seen on America's Newsroom
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on "America's Newsroom" he'll seek legislation that would prevent President Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller. "I'm going to create a statute that would say any time a special counsel is impaneled to investigate the president or their team, a dismissal has to be reviewed by the courts," said Graham, adding this system was used in the 1990s as a check and balance.
  • Lindsey Graham: Vote Me Out If You Oppose Amnesty and Outsourcing

    07/23/2017 10:57:22 AM PDT · by upchuck · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 21, 2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is urging South Carolinians to vote against him when they disagree with his support for a national amnesty plus a greater inflow of foreign workers to take Americans jobs. To the people who object to this, I dont want you to vote for me because I cannot serve you well, he said in a Capitol Hill press conference July 20. He continued: The key here is to be fair to the 11 million [illegal immigrants], starting with the [2 million younger illegals] Dreamers, but convince people were going to do what our great friend [President]...
  • Sen. Graham: If You Don't Support Keeping DREAMers, 'Don't Vote For Me'

    07/23/2017 5:04:45 AM PDT · by raybbr · 39 replies ^ | 7/21/2017 | n/a
    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told voters who support deporting children covered under the DREAM Act that he didn't want their vote. "I'm excited about giving you a chance to live the rest of your life" in America, Graham said of DREAMers. "I embrace you, and I want you to succeed," he said, speaking at a press conference with Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.).
  • Lindsey Graham to Voters: If You Dont Support DREAM Act I Dont Want You to Vote for Me (Video)

    07/21/2017 10:05:07 AM PDT · by johnk · 33 replies ^ | Jul 21st, 2017 8:33 am | Jim Hoft
    RINO Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told voters on Thursday that if they do not support amnesty for illegal children then he does not want their vote. He made the remarks during his press conference with far left Illinois Senator Dick Durbin. Its an attitude like this that may explain Grahams lack of success in the 2016 presidential primary election. PJ Media reported: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged President Trump to support a revived DREAM Act and said at the snap of his fingers Trump could convince the Republican Party to unite behind providing a pathway to citizenship for all undocumented...
  • Graham: If You Don't Back DREAM Act, 'I Don't Want You to Vote for Me'

    07/21/2017 3:38:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 95 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged President Trump to support a revived DREAM Act and said at the snap of his fingers Trump could convince the Republican Party to unite behind providing a pathway to citizenship for all undocumented immigrants. Graham, who won re-election in 2014, also told South Carolina residents who oppose the DREAM Act not to vote for him.
  • Graham: McCain 'dying to get back'

    07/19/2017 7:05:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/18/2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wants to get back to Washington and is acting like his old self again after surgery. "He sounded like a different person. He clearly was a hurting guy," Graham told CNN. "I think they relieved the pressure, and he sounded like the old John McCain, dying to get back and talking about driving across the country. I said, 'No.' "
  • Mother of toddler caught in middle of 'Live PD' chase defends suspect

    07/10/2017 9:30:24 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 31 replies
    WYFF ^ | 7-10-2017
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) The atmosphere was tense inside a Richland County courtroom on Sunday when a man accused of leading Richland County deputies on a dramatic car chase had his first appearance before a judge. Bryan Martin, 22, is accused of initiating a high-speed chase through Columbia Saturday night with his 1-year-old daughter inside of the car. He faces several charges including child endangerment. Martins bond for the child endangerment charge was set by a judge at $100,000. Another bond was set at $3,000 for lesser charges including driving under suspension and simple possession of marijuana. The mother...
  • Vanity Post, need Freeper help

    07/05/2017 8:13:16 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 70 replies
    July 5, 2017 | MissEdie
    Have any Freepers ever looked into the side effects of second hand smoke on the children of smokers?? I wanted to ask ya'll this because of a conversation I had earlier this morning. I was in a doctor's office talking to the receptionist about her 95 year old mom who is in bad shape and we got onto the topic of my own mother, who died at the age of 57 over 20 years ago from smoking related cancer. The lady asked me if I had ever looked into the effects second hand smoke had on kids in the home...
  • CPD: "Who would destroy items at a final resting place?"

    07/02/2017 3:41:23 PM PDT · by Zalmon · 12 replies
    WIS (TV) - Columbia, SC ^ | 7/2/2017 | WIS (TV) Staff
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) Columbia Police are investigating vandalism at a cemetery overnight Saturday into Sunday. The vandalism occurred at Greenlawn Memorial Park off Leesburg Road, according to several tweets from the Columbia Police Department. The vandals damaged grave markers and headstone vases to more than 100 grave sites. Flowers were shredded, vases were dislodged and American flags that had been placed on veterans' graves were strewn throughout the cemetery. Cemetery manager Suzanne Elkins tells WIS at least a dozen families went there after church Sunday morning to find their loved ones' graves damaged. She said the vandals caused about $15,000...
  • South Carolina Rushes to Tamp Down Violence in Myrtle Beach

    07/01/2017 8:05:33 AM PDT · by upchuck · 44 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 1, 2017 | Cameron McWhirter
    Just as summer is ramping up, Myrtle Beach, a top South Carolina summer destination, is dealing with a flurry of violence that has city and state officials scrambling to calm worried visitors and residents. In the city's most prominent incident, at least seven people were injured in a June 18 shooting that was live-streamed on Facebook. That shooting -- and two others that weekend -- followed six over the Easter holidays in April. The violence prompted South Carolina's Republican Gov. Henry McMaster to visit the city not long after and order steps to beef up security, such as bringing in...
  • Samsung to Open $380 Million Manufacturing Plant in South Carolina

    06/29/2017 12:02:46 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jun 2017 | Charlie Nash
    Samsung is set to open a $380 million home appliance manufacturing plant in South Carolina, expecting to generate nearly 1,000 jobs by 2020. The company, which is based in South Korea, reportedly made the decision following the election of President Donald Trump, after worries about protectionist policies allegedly put pressure on global companies to generate jobs in the country. Samsung reached an agreement with the State of South Carolina to open a state-of-the-art home appliance manufacturing plant in Newberry County, announced Samsung in a press release on Wednesday. The $380M facility will produce some of Samsungs most popular, industry-leading home...