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  • Soros, Steyer Spend Big in Bid to Rescue Democrats' Majority

    08/22/2014 5:27:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 22, 2014 | Scott Bland and Adam Wollner
    George Soros gave $500,000 apiece to House Majority PAC and the League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund. Climate-change activist Tom Steyer gave the biggest super PAC donation in July with $7.5 million. Super PACs spent July beefing up for the fall campaign. Many groups filed new disclosure reports this week, leaving a paper trail littered with big checks from big names. Democrats dominate the list of notable July donors ... Michael Bloomberg is staying plenty active in his post-mayoral days. Aside from funding his gun-control-focused super PAC, Bloomberg has written checks to Senate Majority PAC and super PACs that backed...
  • Thomas Ravenel: "My Skeletons are out there"

    07/16/2014 6:42:17 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | July 16, 2014 | Sarah Smith
    Thomas Ravenel is the first to admit he’s not a perfect candidate. “If I can just get the drug vote, I can win by a landslide,” he said cheerfully on Tuesday, the day after he filed a petition to run for Senate in South Carolina against incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham as an independent candidate. “I’m not a perfect messenger. But those so-called perfect people with those blemish-free backgrounds are the people that are running the Republic into the ground. My skeletons are out there for everyone to see.” And Ravenel’s skeletons are well displayed — both in news archives and...
  • Bastardi on Arthur (storm in the Atlantic)

    06/30/2014 12:23:10 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    twitter feed ^ | 6-29-14 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe Bastardi @BigJoeBastardi · 6m I am worried this can get to cat 3 by July 4..we have it as a 2. But to put in perspective, Able, MAY 1951 was cat 3 off NC.
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 53 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate “People Talking About Big Government”

    04/24/2014 8:30:27 PM PDT · by montag813 · 24 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-24-2014 | Gina Cassini
    “If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in, you don’t have to be so worried about that”by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsThe same FBI that ignored Russian and Saudi intelligence warnings about the Tsarnaev brothers -- the Boston Marathon jihadists -- and refused to question anyone at their radical mosque, is now visiting a gun store near you to target...conservatives!That's right, according to a new report, FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate “suspicious purchases” made by people who talk about “big government.”
  • Lindsey Graham Stares Down the Tea Party

    04/23/2014 5:25:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    free-times.com ^ | 4/23/14 | Corey Hutchins
    In July 2010, at the height of the Tea Party’s power — when Don’t Tread on Me flags bloomed across South Carolina and fresh-faced insurgents vanquished establishment GOP stalwarts — Lindsey Graham wasn’t worried. His next election was four years away, and as he rode in a sedan through his native Upstate with a New York Times magazine reporter profiling him, the state’s senior U.S. senator explained that he didn’t think the Tea Party was sustainable. “It will die out,” he said. That was a bold statement in 2010 — especially from an establishment Republican figure like Graham in a...
  • Trey Gowdy schools Democrats on why Lois Lerner waived her 5th amendment rights (video only)

    04/10/2014 11:50:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4-10-2014 | The Right Scoop
    Full Title - "LIKE A BOSS: Trey Gowdy schools Democrats on why Lois Lerner waived her 5th amendment rights" Nobody does it like Trey Gowdy who, after listening to Democrats make excuses for Lois Lerner, schooled them all on why Lois Lerner waived her 5th amendment rights. “Can you imagine, Mr. Chairman? Can you imagine a fact pattern where somebody takes the stand and says, ‘I didn’t rob the bank. But I’m not gonna answer why my fingerprints are on the demand note. And I’m not gonna tell you why I’m on the surveillance footage with a gun in my...
  • SC: Cheap Gun Opportunity, Conway, 29 March, 2014

    03/24/2014 2:07:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Conway, South Carolina, will be having a gun turn in event on Saturday, 29 March,  2014.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at Father's Place, 809 Wright Blvd. The event is scheduled to run from 9 am to 2 pm. People often turn up early at ese events. The incentives for the gun turn in will be gift cards.   They will be offering $100 for long guns, $200 for handguns, and $300 for "assault rifles".   These...
  • SC: Gun Turn In Collects 364 firearms, 1/3 paid for with IOUs

    03/19/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, 15 March, a gun turn in event was held in Winston Salem, South Carolina.   220 handguns and 144 rifles and shotguns were reported as being turned in, along with unnumbered airguns and BB guns.  I have not found a report that indicates if there were private buyers competing with the event organizers to buy the offered firearms and air guns, though their had been some discussion of this on at least one South Carolina gun forum before the event. Several of the activists used the event to dispose of faulty firerams that were worth less on the...
  • SC: Cheap Gun Opportunity, Conway, 29 March, 2014

    03/17/2014 2:36:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Conway, South Carolina, will be having a gun turn in even on Saturday, 29 March,  2014.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at Father's Place, 809 Wright Blvd. The event is scheduled to run from 9 am to 2 pm. People often turn up early at ese events. The incentives for the gun turn in will be gift cards.   They will be offering $100 for long guns, $200 for handguns, and $300 for "assault rifles".   These...
  • SC:Gun shop owner gives burglars surprise welcome

    03/13/2014 11:18:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    wavy.com ^ | 11 March, 2014 | Jason Marks
    “It is kind of like the whole redneck saying, ‘you just can’t fix stupid,’” David Pritchard said.Pritchard says he saw stupid first hand early Sunday around 7 a.m. That’s when three men tried to break into his gun shop, Bull Shooter’s Supply on Bayside Road.“I have no idea how they intended to get inside,” Pritchard said.A neighbor who lives just down the street from the gun shop noticed the suspect’s car. He then saw three men dressed in all black get out and head toward the shop. The neighbor made two calls. One to Pritchard and the other to 911.The...
  • On Defense Cuts, Obama Just Comes Right Out And Says He Wants The Terrorists To Win

    03/06/2014 5:57:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    duffelblog.com ^ | 3-3-2014 | Juice Box
    WASHINGTON — Confirming suspicions of Americans and Fox News contributors everywhere, Communist-in-Chief Barack Obama announced today that his plans to downsize the Defense Department in size and spending are singularly rooted in a heartfelt desire to allow the terrorists to win. “I’m doing this because I hate America,” Obama told reporters. “Plain and simple.” Indeed, last week, the president unveiled proposals that would shrink the Army to pre-World War II levels, slash a number of costly programs, and roll back some benefits to service members and their families. Speaking today from the White House briefing room, the president assured Americans...
  • Senator Larry Martin, South Carolina

    03/04/2014 12:00:11 PM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 3-3-2014 | Herschel Smith
    Senator Larry Martin was responsible for heading the effort to kill the legislative efforts in support of open carry in South Carolina. During this effort, he said the following. “If the 2nd amendment has been as you interpret it, why hasn’t SC law reflected that for the last 140 years? I’m sorry but you are describing an ‘unlimited’ right that has never been the case with the 2nd Amendment. My view of the 2nd Amendment has always been the right to own guns and keep them in our homes, business, and property and not to wear a gun whenever to...
  • SC officer shoots man reaching for cane

    02/27/2014 9:10:59 AM PST · by DariusBane · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Associated Press
    “The situation is very unfortunate,” Faris said, reading from a statement at a news conference. “It does appear, at this time, that Deputy Knox’s actions were an appropriate response to what he reasonably believed to be an imminent threat to his life.”
  • NC man reaching for cane shot in SC traffic stop

    02/26/2014 11:02:34 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 134 replies
    CLOVER, S.C. — York County deputies say an officer shot a 70-year-old man reaching for a cane during a traffic stop because he thought the man was grabbing a rifle from the bed of his pickup truck. -snip- Sheriff's office spokesman Trent Faris said Knox stopped 70-year-old Bobby Canipe (kah-NYP') of Lincolnton, N.C., for an expired license plate Tuesday evening. Investigators say Canipe got out of his pickup and reached into the truck bed for his cane and Knox fired several shots, hitting Canipe once. -snip- Faris says the shooting was unfortunate, but appeared to be appropriate because Knox felt...
  • 125,000 Immigrants Eligible for Medi-Cal Benefits Under Obamacare

    02/25/2014 11:12:01 AM PST · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-25-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Rep. Joe Wilson was right. The South Carolina Congressman screamed, “You lie!” when Barack Obama told Americans the Affordable Care Act would not cover abortions or illegal immigrants. [video] Now we know – Obamacare covers illegal immigrants. 125,000 illegal immigrants will be eligible for free healthcare under Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid expansion. The LA Times reported: A new report shows that as many as 125,000 young California immigrants may qualify for an expansion of Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. The Affordable Care Act bars insurance subsidies and enrollment in the Medicaid expansion for undocumented immigrants, but a wrinkle in California rules...
  • SC:Constitutional Carry Killed in Committee

    02/20/2014 7:15:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Senator Lee Bright, Sponsor of the Constitutional Carry Bill South Carolina's up and coming governor, Nikki Haley is in favor of Constitutional Carry (the ability to exercise second amendment rights without first receiving government permission), but the Senate Judiciary Committee shot down the bill anyway.   The Committee's Chairman, Senator Larry Martin,  R-Pickens, is credited with killing the bill last year as well.  He is a fervent opponent of the open carry of firearms.     "You can carry a weapon openly if this bill is adopted and I'm offended by that," said committee chair Sen. Larry Martin (R-Pickens).  South Carolina...
  • Deputies: Pickens woman charged 9 years after failing to return J.Lo movie

    02/15/2014 11:22:01 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 72 replies
    WBTV ^ | 2/14/2013 | WBTV
    A Pickens woman has been arrested and charged after deputies said she failed to return a Jennifer Lopez movie she rented in 2005. Kayla Michelle Finley, 27, has been charged with failure to return a rented video cassette, according to the Pickens County Sheriff's Office. According to warrants Finely rented Monster-In-Law from Dalton Video, which is no longer in business, in 2005 and the tape was not returned within 72 hours. Finley was sent letters to return the video several times but never responded, according to the warrant. It also said a certified warrant was sent to the woman on...
  • 4.1 Earthquake- Edgefield, South Carolina

    02/14/2014 8:13:49 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 39 replies
    USGS ^ | 2-14-14 | USGS
    Wow... A 4.1 Earthquake in South Carolina! More info as it comes.
  • vanity - did anyone just feel an earthquake in SC?

    02/14/2014 8:22:22 PM PST · by BradinSC · 15 replies
    BradinSC
    I have heard reports from Macon, GA, Greenwood, SC and Lexington, SC
  • Earthquake in Augusta (Vanity)

    02/14/2014 7:53:15 PM PST · by GingisK · 26 replies
    Self, vanity | 02/14/2014 | GingisK
    Augusta quake felt in Atlanta.
  • SC: Governor Haley Signs Gun Law Reform

    02/11/2014 6:48:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina signed S.308 into law today, February 11th.    The reform restores the rights of armed Americans to eat in the same restaurants as the rest of the population.  South Carolina is one of the last states to restore this right.  Depending on definitions, between one and four states still restrict people who are exercising their second amendment rights from obtaining service in places that serve alcohol.   North Dakota law allows legally armed people into portions of establishments that serve alcohol, for example. Louisiana may be the last state to have a complete prohibition.  ...
  • Constitutional Carry Considered in South Carolina

    02/05/2014 4:50:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2012 a constitutional carry bill died in a subcommittee in South Carolina.  In 2013, constitutional carry was taken on the road, and received major grassroots support.   That bill, S115, made it to the full committee, and is still alive.  In 2014, constitutional carry is bottled up in the South Carolina Senate Judiciary committee meeting.    WLTX reports: Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A bill that would allow South Carolinian's to carry guns without a concealed weapons permit did not make it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. South Carolina is one of five states that does not allow...
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/05/2014 11:58:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2014
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • SC:Governor Haley Will Sign Gun Law Reform

    02/05/2014 9:24:13 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina has said that she will sign the gun law reform, Bill 308.  The law has been widely touted as a "restaurant carry" bill that removes the state restrictions on people with concealed carry permits carrying their defensive firearms into establishments that serve alcohol.    Second amendment supporters have argued that they should be able to eat at the same restaurants as other citizens, without discrimination by the government.  The new law will prohibit legally armed citizens from consuming alcohol while in these establishments.  Restaurants owners will be able to discriminate if they chose...
  • Restaurant Carry (with permit) Coming to South Carolina

    01/25/2014 5:58:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Map courtesy of opencarry.org  It appears that people with concealed weapon permits in South Carolina will now have an easier time of finding a place to have dinner.  South Carolina is just a signature away from joining the vast majority of states that do not prevent people with gun permits from bringing their personal defensive firearms into restaurants that serve alcohol.  The legislation prohibits people carrying legal weapons from consuming alcohol in the establishments.  Governor Nikki Haley seems likely to sign the bill, which passed the house with an overwhelming 90 to 18 majority.  From greenvilleonline.com: The House’s 90-18...
  • SC: Burglar shot during attempted robbery

    01/04/2014 5:18:38 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    rrdailyherald.com ^ | 29 December, 2013 | Roger Bell
    A Roanoke Rapids man with a history of violence recently released from prison has been shot while robbing a local business and is in critical condition. Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said deputies responded to a business in the Roanoke Rapids area around 11:40 p.m. Friday in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Tripp said, deputies found Cul Priest Jones, 40, lying in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Tripp said the business owner, who also resides at the business, was awakened during the night and when he went to investigate, found the suspect behind the cash register...
  • SC air base mulls holiday display after protest

    12/10/2013 11:21:34 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 15 replies
    www.thestate.com ^ | December 10, 2013 | unknown
    <p>SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Officials at Shaw Air Force Base are trying to determine what to do about a holiday display after a Nativity scene was taken down last week.</p> <p>Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Keavy (kev-EE) Rake said Tuesday a Nativity display was set up Friday by a group of volunteers from the base chapel at a small lake on the installation. The site was near where a tree lighting ceremony was scheduled Friday evening.</p>
  • Suspect dead after man shot in attempted home invasion

    12/31/2013 4:18:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    foxcarolina.com ^ | 25 December, 2013 | Mary Bullard , Derek Dellinger
    The victims, a man and woman, told deputies the suspect tried to force his way into the home at gunpoint, placing a woman who lived at the home in a choke hold. They added that the woman was able to alert her husband, who confronted the suspect with a gun. Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said the male victim, described as a 78-year-old man, was airlifted to the hospital, having suffered a gunshot to his stomach. Cole said the suspect returned fire before running from the scene and driving off in a black SUV.
  • Woman (76) killed in shootout with attempted robbers (SC)

    12/01/2013 10:04:10 PM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    sundayworld.com ^ | 12-1-2013 | Sunday World
    A 76-year-old woman was killed in a shootout with attempted robbers outside her South Carolina home early on Saturday morning. “She fought. She was a fighter. She shot him,” the victim’s brother, Ronnie Lollis, told local news. Dorothy Hendrix returned home at about 1am when two armed men and one woman approached her attempting to rob her, coroner Greg Shore said. Hendrix pulled out a gun and fired at the suspects, and one of them returned fire, hitting her twice. One neighbour reported the gunshots to police. Hendrix, known as “Dot” to friends and family, managed to shoot one of...
  • SC:76-year-old woman killed in shootout; 1 possible suspect wounded

    11/24/2013 8:53:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    wyff4.com ^ | 23 November, 2013 | Parul Joshi
    ANDERSON CO., S.C. —A 76-year-old Upstate woman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with three men, according to a coroner. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Dorothy Hendrix was shot to death at her home early Saturday morning. The sheriff's office said a neighbor reported gunshots at the home on Rayben Lane just after 1 a.m. "She'd help anybody. Didn't even have to ask for it. Anybody she would help," brother Ronnie Lollis said. Shore said Hendrix came home to find three men outside her house and became involved in a gunfight with them. "She fought. She was a...
  • Rivalry returns at annual Turkey Bowl

    11/22/2013 7:35:05 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble! In the talk of genus Meleagris: “Its time for the Turkey Bowl.” The annual touch football game will again see the Orange team of Signal Corps soldiers face off against the team wearing Military Intelligence Corps Blue. The winning team will have bragging rights for a year — along with a token trophy — until the next game in November 2014. While advertised as a touch football game, the event has been known to occasionally include some penalty causing touch football plays, like tackling an opponent carrying the ball. Going on...
  • Clyburn (RAT-SC): Most Dem defectors wanted to 'insulate themselves against sound bites'

    11/17/2013 3:48:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/13 | Cameron Joseph
    Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Sunday said most House Democrats who broke with their party and voted for a GOP-backed health insurance bill did so to "insulate themselves against sound bites." Almost 40 House Democrats voted on Friday for a Republican-led bill to to allow everyone to keep their health insurance, regardless of that plan's quality, splitting with President Obama and their party leadership. Most hail from competitive House districts, and Clyburn says that's the reason they backed the bill. "What you saw with those 39 people, maybe nine people had real serious concerns. The fact of the...
  • South Carolina looking at passing bill to nullify Obamacare

    11/07/2013 9:16:56 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11-7-2013 | Townhall.com Staff
    While hearings have been going on in Washington to get to the bottom of the Obamacare debacle, South Carolina has been holding its own hearings to see whether or not it can pass a law to nullify Obamacare within the state. Watch: Read more at The Right Scoop
  • SC: Cheap Gun Opportunity Georgetown County Turn In (buy back)

    10/29/2013 7:50:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Some handguns turned in for $100 at a Phoenix event in May.  Note the nice Ruger and Colt. Georgetown County, South Carolina, will be having a gun turn in even on Saturday, 2 November,  2013.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.  It appears that the event is for handguns only. The event will be held at the substation in Pawleys Island at 291 Parkersville Road to collect handguns. The event is scheduled to run from 9 am to 11 pm.  People often...
  • Illegal immigrant sentenced in DUI that hurt USC law student

    10/18/2013 1:54:24 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    thestate.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | JOHN MONK
    COLUMBIA, SC — An undocumented Mexican immigrant received the maximum 15-year sentence for felony DUI causing great bodily injury Thursday morning in a Richland County courtroom. Santos Gomez, 48, who his attorney said slipped into the country illegally, pleaded guilty and apologized in Spanish just before State Circuit Judge Michael Nettles pronounced sentence. “I never wanted to cause harm to anybody,” an interpreter translated for Gomez. Gomez was high on a mix of beer and methamphetamine in September 2012 when his car – traveling at 70 mph the wrong way down I-77 just north of Columbia – smashed into a...
  • Autistic kid suspended indefinitely for this terrifying PICTURE of a bomb

    10/16/2013 5:47:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-16-2013 | Eric Owens
    Yet another student has landed in trouble for having something that represents a weapon, but isn’t actually anything like a real weapon. This time it’s an autistic middle school student in South Carolina who was suspended until further notice after he brought a cartoonish drawing of a bomb he drew to school, reports local NBC affiliate WYFF. The student, 13-year-old Rhett Parham, showed his drawing to some older students at Hill Crest Middle School in Greenville. They reported it to school officials. They boy said he got the idea to draw the bomb from a video game called Bomberman Hero....
  • General in Charge of Nuclear Missiles Is Fired

    10/11/2013 6:02:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    ap ^ | October 11, 2013 (AP) | ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer
    The Air Force removed Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, a 35-year veteran, from his command of 20th Air Force, responsible for all 450 of the service's intercontinental ballistic missiles. Carey, who took his post in Wyoming in June 2012, will be reassigned pending the outcome of an investigation into personal misbehavior, the service said. The Air Force would not specify what Carey is alleged to have done wrong, but two officials with knowledge of the investigation indicated that it was linked to alcohol use.
  • Air Force fires commander of land-based U.S. nuclear arsenal

    10/11/2013 6:29:49 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11 Oct 2013 | Craig Whitlock
    The Air Force on Friday fired the general in charge of all land-based nuclear missiles, the second time in a week that a senior commander of the country’s nuclear arsenal has been let go for allegations of personal misconduct. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, commander of the 20th Air Force, was removed from his job “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment,” said Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick, an Air Force spokesman. Air Force officials said Carey has been under investigation since this summer for allegations of “personal misbehavior” but would not specify what prompted his...
  • SC:Homeowner shoots man outside Colleton Co. home, no charges filed

    10/10/2013 3:09:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    live5news.com ^ | 7 October, 2013 | NA
    COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - An alert homeowner will not face charges after shooting and wounding a man who was trespassing on his property in Colleton County on Sunday night, authorities say. According to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened at 1772 Smyly Road just before midnight. When they arrived, they spoke with the homeowner, who said he heard a noise coming from his shed and looked out the window to find an unknown person coming out of the shed with an object in his hand. The homeowner said he fired a warning shot, and when the suspect...
  • SC:Armed Elderly Woman Subdues Attacker Armed with Baseball bat

    10/09/2013 7:12:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
     Richard Keese (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office Richard Keese is very lucky.   If that bullet had hit 1 inch lower, he would almost certainly be in the morgue, not the jail.   From the Foxcarolina: Lt. Sheila Cole with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office said about 3 p.m. a man forced his way into a Mays Street home and attacked a woman inside the home. The elderly homeowner then shot the man with a revolver, grazing his head, according to Cole. A firearm makes an elderly woman more than a match for a healthy male with a baseball bat.  Richard...
  • SC:Elderly woman awakens to find intruder, shoots at him

    10/03/2013 7:45:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    thetandd.com ^ | 1 October,2013 | Staff
    Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are checking Midlands hospitals for someone with a gunshot wound after a would-be burglar broke into an armed 85-year-old woman’s residence early Sunday. The locked-and-loaded Kennerly Road woman said she was awakened by her dog barking at about 2:15 a.m. She said she grabbed her handgun and went to investigate. When she entered her dining room, she came face to face with an intruder, according to the incident report. The woman’s first reaction was to yell at the intruder, “What are you doing in my house?” She said the man didn’t budge nor answer her...
  • Man arrested after crashing into trooper at 100+ mph

    09/25/2013 4:04:42 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    The State ^ | September 25, 2013 | Chris Winston
    COLUMBIA — A man was charged Wednesday with crashing into the rear of a state trooper while driving more than 100 miles per hour on Interstate 26 in Lexington County. Bryan Carroll Biggart, 39, of Bush River Road, Columbia, was charged with committing a hit-and-run motor vehicle collision that included personal injury, reckless driving, failing to render aid to a victim in a motoro vehicle collision and third-offense driving wit a suspended driver’s license, according to a release from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. At 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, the red 2008 Saturn Vue driven by Biggart collided with the rear...
  • Republicans vs. tea party sets 2016 stage

    08/23/2013 2:02:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | Aug 23, 2013 | By ANTHONY SALVANTO, ROBERT HENDIN
    With another presidential cycle starting in just two years, battle lines are being drawn - not between the two parties, but within the Republican Party itself. Interestingly the differences being aired this summer seem less about ideology than approach: Whether compromise with Democrats is ever okay; even more broadly whether government can or even should try to solve problems through policy or lawmaking. So while most Americans reflexively say they want "something done" there's plenty of difference in defining what that means, and these debates have huge potential to shape the GOP's brand in 2014 and certainly in 2016....
  • SC:Eye Witness Account of Sumter Turn In (buyback) with Private Buyers

    08/13/2013 8:50:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A few guns turned in at a Phoenix gun Turn in, May, 2013 Several private buyers competed with the police for a small number of turn ins at the Sumter gun turn in event in South Carolina last Saturday.  The events were held at two locations, which diluted the already meager collection.  A total of 35 items were turned in. Armaborealis from palmettoshootersforum.com gives us this detailed account: DreamerOfDreams and I headed down to the Alice drive location. We showed up around 1030-1100 ish and set up across the street with some folding chairs and signs. We were pretty far...
  • Vanity: Question for SC Freepers

    08/07/2013 4:58:55 PM PDT · by Kolath · 6 replies
    Kolath | 08/07/2013 | Kolath
    Dear South Carolina Freepers. I've got a few questions about the voting laws in your state. 1. What is the deadline to change party affiliation in your state (how many days before an election)? 2. Does SC have a ballot petition process? 3. Has there been any interest in having a ballot petition to change the primary laws from "open" to "closed"?
  • SC:Cheap Gun Opportunity in Sumter, Turn in (buyback) 10 August, 2013

    08/05/2013 8:34:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Some guns purchased privately at a Phoenix turn in event Sumter, South Carolina, will be having a gun turn in even on 10 August, 2013.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at two locations:Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 325 W. Fulton St. and Alice Drive Baptist Church, 1305 Loring Mill Road.  The events are scheduled to run from 10 am to 2 pm.  People often turn up early at these events. The incentives for the gun turn...
  • Graham to get two more primary challengers

    08/02/2013 6:11:36 PM PDT · by upchuck · 42 replies
    WaPo ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    State Sen. Lee Bright, and the first female graduate of The Citadel, Nancy Mace, are both set to announce their candidacies against Graham, according to The State. Bright said Thursday that he will enter the race in the next two weeks, while Mace has set an announcement for Saturday at 9 a.m. Already in the race is former congressional candidate Richard Cash.
  • Pushed By Guns Law, PTR Industries Will Relocate To South Carolina

    06/20/2013 8:39:35 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    Hart\ford Courant ^ | June 19, 2013 | staff reporters
    Bristol firearms manufacturer PTR Industries is moving to South Carolina, a company executive confirmed Wednesday. The company — which said two months ago that it would be relocating once it found a suitable location "friendly to the industry" — will move to Aynor, S.C., near Myrtle Beach, said John McNamara, vice president of sales at PTR. The gun manufacturer, with about 45 employees, was the first firm to announce its exit from the state following recent gun control legislation. Many of PTR's employees agreed to the move and even held an informal vote choosing South Carolina over other states.
  • South Carolina: Self-Defense Bill Passes House Committee, Goes to House Floor for Vote

    05/29/2013 7:41:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 29 May, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Contact your state Representative in support of Senate Bill 308 Yesterday, a critical self-defense bill, Senate Bill 308, passed in the House Judiciary Committee. S. 308, introduced by state Senator Sean Bennett (R-38), would remove the prohibition on a Concealed Weapon Permit (CWP) holder carrying a concealed firearm into a restaurant licensed to serve alcohol. Under S. 308, a CWP holder would still be prohibited from consuming alcohol while in the restaurant if he or she is carrying a concealed firearm for personal protection. S. 308 is now eligible for consideration on the House floor. With only a couple of...