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  • Senator Graham: Benghazi Survivors ‘Told To Be Quiet’ By Administration

    03/17/2013 10:35:00 AM PDT · by yoe · 111 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | March 16, 2013 | Staf
    <p>Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, in an extensive interview with Fox News, alleged that the injured survivors of the Benghazi terror attack have been "told to be quiet" and feel they can't come forward to tell their stories -- as he urged the House to subpoena the administration for details if necessary.</p>
  • Sheriff Wants to Reinstate Chain Gangs

    03/12/2013 4:44:21 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 36 replies
    WSPA.com ^ | Mar 12, 2013 6:32 PM EDT | Graeme Moore
    Chain gangs - long a thing of the past in the Palmetto State - could make a resurgence in South Carolina if Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright gets his way. Wright, an often vocal critic of the justice system, said Tuesday he's working with a state lawmaker to get a bill drafted that would reinstate the chain gang. "I envision them not sitting around in the jails and getting fat on our dollar," Wright said Tuesday. "I envision them working six days a week, 12 hours a day and not being sentenced to 15 years at the taxpayers' expense." Wright...
  • No South Carolina Republican Primary In 2014?

    03/12/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 26 replies
    WSPA.com ^ | Mar 12, 2013 4:07 PM EDT | Gordon Dill
    GREENVILLE, S.C. - You have a right to vote but not in a primary. Next year, hundreds of thousands of South Carolina Republicans may have no voice in picking their party's nominees. Instead of having a Republican Party primary next year, it is possible that the state party convention, fewer than 1,000 people, most of whom you've never heard of, would pick the entire slate of GOP candidates for November. Because of the way the party is structured, it all begins this month, and it's happening very close to your front door. The presidential primary in 2012 was a national...
  • Blogger Bruce Carroll, aka "Gay Patriot," Seriously Considering Primary Challenge to Lindsey Graham

    03/11/2013 6:25:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 03.11.13 | Ace
    interesting. This is a tough one for me. Obviously Bruce Carroll would be much better for the country and our progeny, but, on the other hand, then he'd be moving up ahead of me in status. Can I support this? Is it so wrong just to root for all of your enemies, and your friends, to fail? Is that asking too much?
  • SC:Suspect Shot After Kicking In Front Door Of Residence

    03/10/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    wspa.com ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Staff
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a homeowner shot a suspect after he kicked in his front door. The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. on Friday night at 532 Hwy 14 in Landrum. Master Deputy Kevin Bobo tells 7 On Your Side, the suspect’s wife was inside the residence with the homeowner. The suspect has been identified as Dakota Hester. Authorities say he kicked in the door, assaulted his wife then proceeded upstairs. Deputies say the homeowner, Jonathan Wofford went into his bedroom and locked the door. Deputies say Hester kicked open the door and then was shot by Wofford.
  • Sources: South Carolina Conservative Leader Weighs Primary Challenge to Graham

    03/10/2013 12:54:32 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 28 replies
    Fitsnews ^ | fitsnews
    SOUTH CAROLINA'S BEST BET TO DEFEAT LINDSEY GRAHAM MAY RUN AFTER ALL... Fitsnews has the scoop. Click the Excerpt link for more info.
  • Back on the Trail (Mark Sanford Wants Ex's Endorsement, to Manage His Campaign)

    03/05/2013 11:42:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Mar 3, 2013 | Jason Zengerle
    When disgraced South Carolina governor Mark Sanford decided to run for office again, he asked his ex-wife, Jenny, for her blessing. Whether he has her vote is another matter.Late last year, a few days before Christmas, former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford embarked on a delicate political mission. He went to see his ex-wife, Jenny. It was only four years ago, in early 2009, that the couple were approaching their twentieth wedding anniversary and Sanford, a popular two-term Republican governor, was laying the groundwork for a presidential campaign. That was when, one afternoon in the governorÂ’s mansion, Jenny went searching...
  • Charleston officials say House gun legislation ‘bad for city’

    03/04/2013 10:29:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | March 5, 2013 | Paul Fallon
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Charleston's Republican mayor and Republican council president are concerned about a House bill that would override a 20-year-old city ordinance restricting gun purchases to one per person per month. Mayor Danny Jones and Council President Tom Lane realize they may be out of sync with party leaders on the state and national levels but say they must speak up for what they believe is right for the city. "We're not so much about philosophy on the city level," Jones said. "I'm for Charleston. I'm on this earth for my kids and this city, and that's it." The...
  • Governor Sanford is reading FreeRepublic!

    03/04/2013 11:09:56 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | Mark Sanford
    Mark Sanford just posted this on his twitter feed: @MarkSanford Here's my full statement to Congress, fighting the stimulus back when it was "only" going to be $150 billion: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2118958/posts
  • Mark Sanford’s ex-wife: He asked me to manage his new campaign for Congress

    03/04/2013 10:06:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/04/2013 | AllahPundit
    When I saw this detail in yesterday’s LAT piece, I had to read it three times before feeling confident enough to post it as a Headline item. I was sure I had misunderstood and that the “she” referred to was someone else. This guy may be a shameless careerist, but asking the spouse you wronged to help get you back into Congress while you’re planning a wedding with the woman you left her for would take things to a Charlie-Crist-ian level of soulless ambition. “House of Cards” would reject it as a plotline on grounds that not even Frank Underwood...
  • Pickens County School Board Voted On New Policy To Replace The Prayer (SC)

    02/27/2013 4:28:37 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 14 replies
    wspa.com ^ | February 25, 2013
    PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. -- One plea after the other, people urged the Pickens County School Board to continue its policy of student-led prayer. "Please don't rob us of our faith," said Gary Gwinn, a Pickens County resident. The Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened to sue this school board if the prayers continue. That lawsuit could cost taxpayers like you millions of dollars. "You've got all this risk and in the end your going to lose anyway," said Pickens County School Board Member Alex Saitta. Religion and philosophy professor Dr. Peter Cohen runs Hillel, which is a Jewish organization on the...
  • Blame Jane: Ted Turner's son says Fonda made dad a lib

    02/22/2013 10:34:42 AM PST · by topher · 24 replies
    FoxNews.com | Published February 22, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    Teddy Turner, son of billionaire media mogul Ted Turner and Republican candidate for Congress, said his father’s marriage to Jane Fonda prompted his major left turn. “I was raised in a different time at the Turner household … a very conservative household with capitalism and all of that kind of stuff,” the younger Turner told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.”
  • Hagel Declined to Sign Schumer Letter in 2007 Asking Arab Allies to Recognize Israel

    02/21/2013 4:36:19 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Sen. Chuck Hagel declined to sign a letter circulated by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in 2007 calling upon then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to press Arab allies of the U.S. to recognize Israel’s right to exist “and not use such recognition as a bargaining chip for future Israeli concessions.” Seventy-nine Senators eventually signed the letter, which was sponsored by Schumer and by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
  • States pile on against federal detention plan

    02/16/2013 6:13:41 PM PST · by wesagain · 3 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Alyssa Farah
    "Indiana, South Carolina both bucking idea of arresting, holding Americans"WASHINGTON – Bills opposing the controversial National Defense Authorization Act have popped up in both the Indiana and South Carolina state legislatures. The NDAA was harshly criticized by some as unconstitutional due to language in Sections 1021 and 1022 that allows for the indefinite detainment of U.S. citizens without due process. Both bills would nullify the NDAA in its current form by denying law enforcement or any government official the right to carry out any act of detaining a citizen without due process. In Indiana, the bill passed through the Corrections...
  • Police: 5 people shot outside Columbia club (SC)

    02/16/2013 7:47:24 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 24 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | February 16, 2013
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (WISTV) —Five people are in the hospital after a shooting outside a club very early Saturday morning. The incident happened shortly before 3 a.m. at the T and T Uptown Lounge, located at 3003 Colonial Drive. Three men and two women were taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. Police said two of the shooting victims were in critical condition Saturday morning. Preliminary information suggests that witnesses saw shots being fired from a car outside of the club, police said. There may have been an altercation at the club before the shooting, according to investigators.
  • Suspect in Botched Shooting Bought Gun Legally Despite Mental Illness (south carolina)

    02/11/2013 6:18:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    ny times ^ | february 8, 2013 | KIM SEVERSON and ROBBIE BROWN
    The gentle pace of life on the campus of Ashley Hall, South Carolina’s only all-girls preparatory school, appeared to be back on Friday. Parents lined up in the shade of the live oaks to pick up their children. A luncheon for alumnae of the school, which was founded in 1909, went on as planned. Still, police officers patrolled the iron fence that surrounds the school and teachers remained on edge, trying to grasp how a woman with a public history of mental illness had managed to buy a gun a week earlier and amazed that the gun, when pointed at...
  • Boyfriend gets lifetime sex offender status for cellphone video

    02/09/2013 4:35:56 PM PST · by Gamecock · 124 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | February 9, 2013
    <p>COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Sidney Myers will spend the next 18 months in a federal prison for 15 minutes worth of sex videos he made with his teenage girlfriend.</p> <p>Myers’ prison sentence, handed down Thursday, is the type of nightmare scenario that law enforcement has been warning parents and high school students about: Intimate videos and photos of young people on electronic devices can send someone to prison.</p>
  • Deputies: Dad tattoos "Daddy's Girl" on 14-year-old daughter (SC)

    02/08/2013 2:23:33 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 65 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | February 8, 2013
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) —A Richland County man is accused of tattooing "Daddy's Girl" on his daughter, according to Deputies arrested 39-year-old Victor Shane Scroggins Thursday morning. He is charged with tattoo of a minor, unlawful neglect of a child and not having a required certificate. After turning himself in Thursday morning, Scroggins was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Scroggins is accused of tattooing "Daddy's Girl" and a Browning logo in his 14-year-old daughter's wrist at their home in October.
  • NTSB questions Boeing’s 787 battery design and certification after short circuit

    02/07/2013 11:13:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | February 7, 2013 | Dominic Gates
    A short circuit inside one cell started the 787 battery fire, and assumptions used to certify the battery system proved wrong, the NTSB said Thursday.The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has pinpointed the start of the 787 Dreamliner battery fire on a parked Japan Airlines jet a month ago today as a short circuit inside a single cell. The agency still hasn’t identified the cause of the initial short circuit but has narrowed down the suspects. Details provided by the NTSB make clear that Boeing will have to redesign the battery for a long-term fix. In addition, the NTSB pointed...
  • The Unconventional Ted Cruz: He's doing precisely what he promised on the campaign trail.

    02/05/2013 6:37:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/05/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has been a United States senator for only 34 days, but already he is making his mark on national politics. His conspicuous presence and aggressive tone have thrilled his conservative cheerleaders, while inducing fits of rage in liberal detractors and Joe Scarborough. In the past week alone, Cruz has tangled with veteran Democratic spin-master Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Meet the Press, sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, introduced legislation to fully repeal Obamacare, and recorded “no” votes on major items, including Hurricane Sandy relief, raising the debt ceiling, filibuster reform, and...
  • South Carolina Bill Exempts Unorganized Militia From Federal Gun Grab

    02/02/2013 2:47:37 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 28 replies
    The New American ^ | Feb 2, 2013 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D
    As the United Nations and the Obama administration combine to outlaw private ownership of weapons and ammunition, state and local leaders nationwide are responding to the crisis. As The New American continues to report, sheriffs, county commissions, and state legislators are passing bills aimed at stopping the federal gun grab at their sovereign borders. On January 16, four South Carolina state senators joined the fight to protect the Second Amendment and to safeguard their citizens from federal tyranny. Senate Bill 247 is sponsored by state Senators Tom Corbin, Tom Davis, Kevin Bryant, and Lee Bright. Although only four senators currently...
  • Lobbying Muscle and Green Agenda Blinded Boeing to Reality

    01/31/2013 11:52:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 31, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    With the revelation that All Nippon Airways replaced defectivelithium ion batteries 10 times,Japan Air Lines replaced“quite a few,” andUnited Airlines replaced “multiple batteries,” in the months preceding the smoke emergency that grounded their Dreamliners, is there anything that can be said about the technology that can overcome its now-horrible reputation? Boeing has worked on the 787 for 10 years or so, with an ample amount of time to determine what kind of battery technology would be functional with the“super-efficient” jet with “exceptional environmental performance.” Had the Chicago-based manufacturer –and its airline customers – concerned themselves more with achievable plans that...
  • 6-year-old expelled after taking plastic toy gun to school

    01/30/2013 6:44:29 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 34 replies
    WisTV ^ | 1/30/2013 | Jennifer Emert
    SUMTER, SC (WIS) - "You can fire it as many times as you want, it won't come out" said 6-year-old Naomi McKinney. "It's duct taped because it's broken." McKinney took her brother's air soft gun to school January 4th. The school kept it. "It was broken and I just wanted to show my friends it" McKinney said. She never got that far at Alice Drive Elementary. "I told Ms. Frye that I had the gun and she took it from my hand," said McKinney. McKinney was taken to the office and police were called. Her father, Hank McKinney, admits some...
  • MILLER: GOP senators blocked from bringing guns to hearing

    01/30/2013 8:29:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 January, 2013 | Emily Miller
    There is a showdown over guns coming to the Senate Wednesday, but no firearms are allowed. In advance of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, two of the committee’s Republican members sent a complaint that they were refused permission to bring guns to the hearing. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas sent a letter Tuesday night to Chairman Patrick Leahy, Vermont Democrat, that the purpose of bringing the firearms was to educate fellow Senators and “shatter the mistaken belief that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are a danger to society.” However,...
  • Online Poll: US Congress SC-01 (Tim Scott's Seat) Who do you support? Mark Sanford or someone else?

    01/30/2013 10:31:08 AM PST · by daniel885 · 11 replies
    RLCSC ^ | 1/27/2013 | RLCSC
    Are you a Mark Sanford supporter? Would you like to see him in Congress or would you like someone else? My favorites... Mark Sanford & John Kuhn -- Both fiscal hawks. Kuhn has a record of fighting against GOP against big-spending in the state Senate. Larry Grooms -- State Senator with a good voting record. A good "well-rounded" candidate. Curtis Bostic -- Social conservative but strong fiscal conservative reputation too Ray Nash -- A former Sheriff who is very conservative. Chip Limehouse -- A state representative with a lot of establishment ties and big money backing. Not such a hot...
  • At Fort Jackson, Worry and Questions Over New Combat Policy

    01/29/2013 7:42:34 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies
    southernpoliticalreport.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Sarita Chourey
    COLUMBIA -- When Jonathan Proffitt, a 28-year-old infantry drill sergeant, first joined the military in 2003, if a woman was present, “we’d just get real cautious.” Nearly a decade later, he said the division’s culture is still unique. “Infantry is its own little world inside the military.” But that world is changing. And even talking about it changing is making people cautious. On Thursday Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced an end to the ban on women in direct combat. Fifteen percent, or nearly 202,400, of the U.S. military’s 1.4 million active personnel are women. And more than 280,000 women...
  • Second Amendment Ratified to Preserve Slavery (barf-up both lungs alert)

    01/26/2013 11:35:46 AM PST · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Truth-out ^ | 1/26/13 | Hartmann
    Received from a Navy buddy who has since been seduced by the Dark Side. ===================================================== The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too. In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the "slave patrols," and they...
  • The email I received from my Attorney General Alan Wilson. (SC)

    01/26/2013 12:41:02 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    1-26-2013 | vanity
    Dear XXXXXXXXXX, The Founding Fathers made it very clear: the ability to bear arms is a fundamental right of citizenship in these United States. The America they created is a place where “We the People” are guaranteed the right to defend ourselves, our families and our property. We must not allow emotions to alter or abridge our fundamental constitutional rights. As your Attorney General, I have a sworn duty to uphold the Constitutions of South Carolina and the United States – including the Second Amendment. I am fully committed to doing just that. Like many South Carolinians, I am a...
  • Email Response From Lindsey Graham

    01/25/2013 12:48:54 PM PST · by aomagrat · 60 replies
    Email | 25 Jan 2013 | Lindsey Graham
    Thank you for taking the time to contact me. I appreciate the opportunity to hear from you. In spite of the high volume of mail I receive daily, I look forward to reviewing your correspondence and providing a personal response as soon as possible. As we continue our work in the 113th Congress, I look forward to supporting our troops in the War on Terror, repairing our economy and creating jobs, strengthening Social Security, lowering the tax burden on American families, and making the federal government more accountable and efficient. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may...
  • Changing the name of Freedom Weekend Aloft to...Aloft.

    01/18/2013 10:52:39 AM PST · by Resettozero
    Greenville (SC) Business Magazine ^ | January 18, 2013 | Who knows
    After more than 30 years of entertaining the Upstate, Freedom Weekend Aloft has undergone a major makeover. Community leaders and event sponsors got the first preview of Aloft 2013 during a kick-off gala Thursday night at the Children's Museum of the Upstate. The festival, presented by Greenville Hospital System over Memorial Weekend, is a 501c3 non-profit. This year, Aloft's charitable partner is the Center for Developmental Services which helps the parents of developmentally delayed children access all the tools and resources they need to face their challenges. The festival formerly known as Freedom Weekend Aloft has been ranked as one...
  • Curtis Bostic for Congress.

    01/17/2013 7:16:11 PM PST · by Big Steve · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 17, 2013
    My fellow Freepers, I want you to take a look at the man who will be seeking the 1st Congressional Seat in South Carolina. His name is Curtis Bostic, a former Marine and now an attorney. He will be seeking the seat vacated by Tim Scott, who was appointed to fill the US Senate seat of Jim DeMint. This is a good man, and a solid conservative. This man used to be my neighbor 20 years ago before attending law school. This is a wide open race, and it includes former Congressman and Governor Mark Sanford, and Teddy Turner, son...
  • Are you ready for Congressman Mark Sanford?

    01/16/2013 10:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/16/2013 | AllahPundit
    He's been thinking about some sort of political comeback since mid-2011 at least, which is no surprise from a guy who first ran for Congress in his early 30s. In fairness, policy-wise, he's always been extremely good on government spending, something Washington needs now more than ever.Anyone know of any other Congress-eligible Republicans in South Carolina who are extremely good on spending? Between DeMint and Tim Scott, I'm thinking … pretty much all of them are. Oh well: Geraghty: How long have you been thinking about a return to politics?Sanford: This came out of the blue, for all the obvious...
  • In Tim Scott’s Wake (Who will replace him in the House?)

    01/14/2013 8:01:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/14/2013 | John Fund
    Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Tim Scott, the newest member of the U.S. Senate, got a hero’s welcome from the groups meeting here for the South Carolina Tea Party Convention this weekend. Scott, who replaced Jim DeMint as South Carolina’s junior senator this month, has had a meteoric rise in politics. Five years ago he was a member of Charleston’s city council. Since then he has won a seat in the state legislature, and in 2010, he became the first African-American Republican elected to the House from a Deep South state in decades. Scott knows the cadences of Sunday preaching well....
  • Bill would exempt SC-made guns from federal rules

    01/13/2013 10:56:23 AM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    wistv ^ | January 2013
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Proposed legislation would exempt weapons made in South Carolina from federal regulations. Sen. Lee Bright's Firearms Freedom Act would mean that firearms, ammunition and gun accessories made in South Carolina aren't subject to federal rules and oversight. Bright says his bill would allow South Carolina manufacturers to skirt federal regulations because the materials would not cross state lines.
  • FAA to review Boeing 787

    01/11/2013 4:48:17 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 8 replies
    postandcourier.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Brendan Kearney
    The Federal Aviation Administration this morning announced a comprehensive review of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner -- including the company’s plant in North Charleston -- in light of a series of recent incidents. The review will focus on the technologically advanced jet’s extensive electric system but will not be limited to any one aspect of the program or any one of the recent glitches, according to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. Despite his agency’s decision to undertake an open-ended look at Boeing’s prize jet program, Huerta emphasized that the 787 is safe to fly. “Nothing we have seen would indicate that this airplane...
  • Secret 'no-fly zone'?

    01/11/2013 9:14:16 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    AOPA ^ | January 10, 2013 | Sarah Brown
    Secret 'no-fly zone'? Pilot seeks answers after arrest By Sarah Brown Pilots returned, one by one, to Bermuda High Soaring in Jefferson, S.C. By about 5 p.m. on July 26, 2012, the lift had died and everyone had returned to the gliderport—everyone except Robin Fleming. No one remembered hearing from Fleming since 1:30 or 2 p.m., and Jayne Ewing Reid, co-owner and chief tow pilot of the glider club and commercial operation, was worried. She called pilots who lived in the region and asked them to try to contact Fleming on their handheld radios. She flew the club’s Piper Pawnee...
  • SC Gov. Haley's husband deploys with SC Guard

    01/10/2013 2:49:14 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 10 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 1/10/13 | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
    FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley and her family have bid a tearful farewell to her husband Michael as he leaves with a South Carolina National Guard unit for a month of training and then deployment to Afghanistan. Capt. Michael Haley wrapped his arms around his wife and two children, ages 10 and 14, as his unit was given a send-off Thursday by several hundred family members, friends and Guard officials at a National Guard site outside Columbia. The Republican governor issued a statement saying "we are a proud military family who understands the sacrifices any family goes...
  • Flag Stomping Could Cost South Carolina Teacher His Job

    01/10/2013 2:09:02 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | January 10, 2013 | Jilian Fama
    Scott Compton, a South Carolina high school teacher, is facing possible dismissal by his school board for stomping on an American flag in three of his classes last month. Compton, who teaches honors English at Chapin High School, has been with the school for seven years, but the tenure of his job is now in question as the Lexington-Richland 5 school board will decide whether or not to dismiss the teacher for his actions. ... "He drew a couple of symbols, like one of them was a cross, and he said, 'What does this represent?' and everybody said, 'Christianity,'" said...
  • Wyoming lawmakers propose bill to nullify new federal gun laws

    01/10/2013 11:25:41 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition.
  • Midlands teacher accused of stomping on American flag in class

    01/10/2013 11:10:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wist ^ | 1.10.2013 | wist
    CHAPIN, SC (WIS) - At least one parent calls the actions of a Chapin High School English teacher disrespectful and unpatriotic. Additional Links Teacher's attorney: "My client was trying to create a forum for discussion using a powerful symbol" Read the Federal Law for displaying an American flag (PDF) Scott Compton is accused of throwing down the American flag and stomping on it in front of his honors English classes. When Michael Copeland overheard his teenager talking about what her honors II English teacher did with the flag in their classroom, he pressed for details. "He drew a couple of...
  • Outrage after taco restaurant gives employees “How to Catch an Illegal Immigrant” t-shirts

    01/08/2013 2:09:35 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 44 replies
    NBCLATINO/NBCNews.com&#8206; ^ | 01/08/2013 | Adrian Carrasquillo and Telemundo's Maria Camila Bernal
    Taco Cid, a South Carolina Mexican eatery, has caused controversy after encouraging employees to wear “How to Catch an Illegal Immigrant” t-shirts. The shirt features a box trap with a stick and two tacos meant to lure undocumented immigrants. Latino organizations have responded calling the shirts offensive. “Of course it’s offensive, it’s meant to be,” says Lisa Navarette, advisor to the president at the National Council of La Raza. “This is simply a failing business trolling for attention. We would recommend people not patronize this place. Sure, because of this insult but really due to the fact that a restaurant...
  • Mexican national sought on S.C. murder charge

    01/08/2013 12:58:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — A Mexican national wanted for murder in South Carolina was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol Agents in Cochise County on Friday. Agents from the Brian A. Terry Station arrested the man, who was in this country illegally, near Naco, according to a release from the U.S. Border Patrol, Tucson Sector on Monday. The man, Delfino Escroza Dimas, 26, is wanted by the Greenville Police Department on charges of murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, discharging into a dwelling and assault and battery with intent to kill, said Officer Johnathan Bragg. Bragg did not provide...
  • Federal Court: DOJ Must Reimburse South Carolina for Voter ID Folly

    01/05/2013 11:41:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 5, 2013 | J. Christian Adams
    A federal court has ruled that South Carolina was the prevailing party in the unnecessary Voter ID litigation, and therefore the Justice Department is liable for paying the state’s costs. South Carolina spent $3,500,000 to obtain federal court approval of the state’s Voter ID law as non-discriminatory under the Voting Rights Act. The lawsuit was made necessary only because of the political and ideological radicalism of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez and his deputy Matthew Colangelo. AAG Tom Perez PJ Media had this exclusive report detailing that career Voting Section employees, including Voting Section Chief Chris Herren, recommended that the...
  • If demography is destiny, good news for Texas, North Dakota and D.C.

    01/02/2013 7:55:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/02/2013 | Michael Barone
    Demographics buffs get a special Christmas present every year courtesy of the Census Bureau: its annual estimates of the populations of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. This gives demographers a chance to see where the nation is growing and where it is not, and to get an idea of the destination of immigrants and of the flow of people into one set of states and out of another. Nationally the Census Bureau estimates that the United States has grown from 308 million people when the census was conducted in April 2010 and to almost 313 million in...
  • Nat'l. organization complains about Upstate prayer (SC)

    01/04/2013 7:04:12 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 11 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | January 3, 2013
    An Upstate school district has gotten a complaint from a national organization that's upset about the way the district opens their meetings. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter of complaint to the School District of Pickens County after someone complained to the organization. For as long as anyone with the School District of Pickens County can remember, an invocation has been a part of each meeting, led by students from different schools. SDPC spokesman John Eby said, "If we felt like it was violating the constitution, we wouldn't be doing it." He said there haven't been any...
  • Graham: Vote yes but fight on debt ceiling

    01/01/2013 11:56:28 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 1, 2013 | Rachel Weiner
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged House Republicans to accept a “fiscal cliff” deal passed by the Senate early Tuesday morning — and to prepare to extract concessions from Democrats in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. If the House fails to pass the deal, Graham told Fox News, “We’re going to get blamed and about two weeks into this, we’ll fold like a cheap suit.” Instead, he urged Republicans, “Work with me and others never to raise the debt ceiling again unless we address why we’re in so much debt.” Graham made a similar comment to the National Review, saying,...
  • Great Scott [Utter, Disgusting Racist BIGOTRY of the Left]

    12/31/2012 5:52:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    The Scrapbook did not expect that the New York Times would express much joy at the appointment of Rep. Tim Scott of South Carolina to the Senate seat vacated by Jim DeMint. Mr. DeMint is a conservative Republican, Mr. Scott is a conservative Republican, and the governor who anointed Scott, Nikki Haley, is a conservative Republican, too. And the truth be told, The Scrapbook would prefer to underplay the “historic” nature of Scott’s ascent to the Senate. Yes, he is the first black Republican in the upper chamber since Edward Brooke (1979) and the only African American in the Senate...
  • First on CNN: Mark Sanford plans to run for Congress

    12/20/2012 5:48:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 12/20/2012 | Peter Hamby
    Richmond, Virginia (CNN) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is launching a political comeback that may begin within days. Sanford is planning to run for the Congressional seat he held almost a decade ago, a Republican source familiar with his thinking told CNN late Thursday. “He’s looking all but certain to do it,” said a former top aide to Sanford, who did not want to be identified while prematurely revealing the plans. A formal announcement will come soon, the source said. Sanford intends to seek the Republican nomination in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, a seat being vacated by...
  • New York Times op-ed: Tim Scott’s just a token for the GOP

    12/19/2012 7:37:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2012 | AllahPundit
    Jim Treacher's right. Publishing this bilge is really just the Time's way of calling him a cornball brother.Of the offense of Disagreeing With The Left While Black, Tim Scott stands guilty as charged: But this “first black” rhetoric tends to interpret African-American political successes — including that of President Obama — as part of a morality play that dramatizes “how far we have come.” It obscures the fact that modern black Republicans have been more tokens than signs of progress ...Even if the Republicans managed to distance themselves from the thinly veiled racism of the Tea Party adherents who have...
  • South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act

    12/19/2012 6:11:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Spartanburg Tea Party ^ | 11 December 2012
    Here is the raw text copied in from Bill Chumley’s “South Carolina Freedom of Health Care Protection Act” that was prefiled today. I know there will be a bill # attached, I just don’t have it now. I’m going to put up a few posts about this today. We’ll need your help as we move forward. Please read, study, and ask questions about this bill so you can give a quick explanation of it, and why our legislators need to now only vote for it but ADVOCATE for it and CO-SPONSOR it. There will be a companion bill in the...