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  • Somebody Better Tell Joe Biden

    11/01/2011 7:19:20 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 6 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-01-11 | Stoutcat
    You all may remember that in mid-October, Vice President Joe Biden was in Flint, Michigan, speechifyin’ to police, firefighters, and members of the public. During his no doubt almost presidential eloquence, VP Biden made a dire prognostication about the safety of Flint’s citizens: “In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city. In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes–just to pick two categories–climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what...
  • Man On Terror Watch List, Murder Suspect Arrested

    09/06/2009 7:27:56 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 6 replies · 1,391+ views
    WYFF News 4 Digital Reporter ^ | 9/4/09 | Sean Muserallo
    Both Men Arrested During 'Operation Rolling Thunder' SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Spartanburg County Sheriff called a week-long special traffic enforcement effort named Operation Rolling Thunder a success. Spartanburg County was just one of several agencies from across the state that took part in the week-long enhanced traffic effort along I-85 and I-26. Some of the people pulled over during the effort were wanted on serious charges.
  • Home invasion leads to gun battle with two intruders

    04/03/2009 5:27:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies · 1,781+ views
    goupstate.com ^ | 31 March, 2009 | NA
    Deon Shippy and his girlfriend, Casey McKinney, decided to take full advantage of their day off by catching a few extra winks Monday morning. But their peaceful slumber was shattered shortly after 10 a.m. when an armed gunman forced his way into their duplex at 4 Twin Woods Drive near Converse and opened fire. "We were still asleep and I heard a loud bang," Shippy said. "I thought my punching bag had fallen off the porch. Casey said someone was breaking through the door, and I got up and bullets started flying past my head. One hit her in the...
  • Billy Graham moves membership from First Baptist Dallas to South Carolina church

    01/02/2009 9:06:32 PM PST · by PAR35 · 14 replies · 1,064+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | December 29, 2008 | SAM HODGES
    For more than half a century, the First Baptist Church of Dallas could claim among its members one of the most famous of Christians – the Rev. Billy Graham. But that distinction has ended with the 90-year-old evangelist's decision to join the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, S.C., which is much nearer his home in Montreat, N.C. -snip- Members of First Baptist Spartanburg voted him in on Sunday. -snip-
  • Chuck Yeager joins Duncan Hunter (Tonight at Spartanburg, South Carolina)

    05/21/2007 9:21:35 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 33 replies · 855+ views
    GoUpState ^ | 05/20/2007
    Gen. Chuck Yeager will join Republican presidential candidate Duncan Hunter for a meet and greet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at the Beacon Drive-In. Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier and the subject of the book "The Right Stuff," is traveling across the state with the California Congressman this week.
  • McCain Wins SC Straw Poll

    03/02/2007 3:44:18 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 54 replies · 1,055+ views
    Hotline ^ | 3/2/07
    1. Sen. John McCain was the surprise winner of last night's Spartanburg, SC straw poll, eclipsing ex-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani for the lead today. Some McCain opponents grumbled that McCain suddenly "found" 50 votes, but we don't think Spartanburg GOP chair Rick Beltram -- not a particularly huge McCain fan -- would have certified the results if he'd been suspicious about fraud. The results: McCain 164 Rudy 162 Hunter 158 Brownback 85 Romney 80 Huckabee 21 2. As we reported below, McCain picked up the support of noted GOP strategist Charlie Black. It's a major Beltway get.
  • McCain wins Spartanburg straw poll (Beats Giuliani by 2, Hunter by 6)

    03/02/2007 2:40:16 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 84 replies · 1,209+ views
    CNN ^ | March 02, 2007
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Arizona Sen. John McCain won a Spartanburg, South Carolina straw poll Friday, an early sign of how conservative South Carolinians might view the GOP presidential field. McCain beat former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani by two votes, 164-162... California Rep. Duncan Hunter came in third with 158 votes. Arizona Sen. John McCain: 164 Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: 162 California Rep. Duncan Hunter: 158 Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: 85 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: 80 Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: 33 (write-in) Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: 21 Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: 10 Attorney...
  • Tally in South Carolina Straw Poll Resumes, McCain Even with Giuliani, Hunter

    03/02/2007 7:46:09 AM PST · by meg88 · 86 replies · 1,586+ views
    The State (South Carolina) ^ | Posted on Fri, Mar. 02, 2007 | staff report
    Tally in SC straw poll resumes; McCain even with Giuliani, Hunter SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Sen. John McCain pulled even with two of his Republican rivals when counting resumed Friday morning in a presidential straw poll in conservative Spartanburg County. Though most of the roughly 800 votes were counted on Thursday night, ballots tallied Friday morning weighed heavily in McCain's favor, said GOP county chairman Rick Beltram. The updated count put McCain in a dead heat with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and California Rep. Duncan Hunter. Beltram would not release any specific numbers and said a final tally...
  • Duncan Hunter Surprises Pundits In South Carolina Straw Poll

    03/02/2007 6:41:14 AM PST · by pissant · 278 replies · 4,143+ views
    Rick Amato Show ^ | 3/2/07 | Rick Amato
    The FOX television talking heads were gushing over the usual suspects- Mitt Romney, Rudy Gulliani and John McCain- when the results of the South Carolina Republican straw poll rolled in and left the pundits stuttering and speechless in mid sentence. In a surprise result not predicted by any of the national political commentators, California Congressman Duncan Hunterfinished second with 110 votes behind Rudy Gulliani's 123 votes with 71 of the 75 precincts reporting. Arizona Sen. John McCain was third with 86 votes, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 59 votes, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback had 68 votes, and Arkansas Gov....
  • GOP Rivals Grasp at SC Straw Poll Glory - McCain 164 Rudy 162 Hunter 158 Brownback 85 Mitt 80

    03/01/2007 4:22:47 PM PST · by meg88 · 428 replies · 9,019+ views
    The State (South Carolina) ^ | 3/1/07 | Aaron Gould
    Presidential rivals grasp at straw-poll glory By AARON GOULD SHEININ asheinin@thestate.com FILE PHOTOGRAPH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani More photos Anonymous critics aim at Romney Spartanburg — Agnes Spong thinks she’s landed in political heaven. The lifelong Republican from Upstate New York retired to Spartanburg two years ago and quickly discovered she was among friends. “I think it was just about the greatest thing in the world,” Spong said Monday at Wade’s Restaurant prior to a campaign appearance by U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan. Spong is not alone in thinking this Upstate bastion of Republicanism is the...
  • Giuliani leads in Spartanburg County straw poll (Duncan Hunter is 2nd)

    03/01/2007 7:14:47 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 758 replies · 10,070+ views
    Contra Costa TImes ^ | March 1, 2007 | AP
    With 71 of 75 precincts reporting, Giuliani had garnered 123 votes. California Rep. Duncan Hunter was running in second place, with 110 votes, and Arizona Sen. John McCain at 86 votes, according to county GOP officials. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had 59 votes, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback had 68 votes and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee rounded out the front-runners, with 18 votes.
  • Westwood One Launches 'The Monica Crowley Show' (debuts Sat April 1st at Noon ET)

    03/28/2006 4:58:35 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 12 replies · 2,886+ views
    Westwood One Press Release ^ | Monday March 20th, 2006 | Peter Sessa
    WESTWOOD ONE LAUNCHES THE MONICA CROWLEY SHOW --New Program to Air Saturdays, Noon - 3 p.m. ET-- Beginning Saturday, April 1, 2006 New York, NY Monday, Mar 20, 2006 - Westwood One (NYSE: WON) is proud to announce the national launch of The Monica Crowley Show, the three-hour talk program hosted by author and news personality Monica Crowley. The show begins Saturday, April 1, 2006, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. ET. The Monica Crowley Show will debut on major market stations across the country including: WABC-AM New York, WTKK-FM Boston and WTNT-AM Washington DC. The show will...
  • Bush jokes about his beer-drinking days

    11/11/2003 6:26:33 AM PST · by dead · 8 replies · 179+ views
    Reuters via SMH ^ | November 12, 2003
    When US President George Bush talks about his drinking days, he usually speaks in serious tones and often with a moral lesson attached, but he found a chance to laugh about them at the weekend. During a meeting he held at a BMW vehicle factory in South Carolina with plant workers and suppliers, Spartanburg Steel Products president Stephen Thies told the President his company had an affiliate that was the only American maker of beer kegs. "I quit drinking in '86, but I bet some of the people out here use the product," Mr Bush said. "I'm not going to...
  • BMW moves into fast lane on US freeway

    10/27/2003 5:34:06 AM PST · by Prodigal Son · 15 replies · 262+ views
    Guardian ^ | October 27, 2003 | David Gow
    Just over 10 years ago, when the US economy was in recession and Germany suffering from the post-unification surge of its currency, BMW startled itself - and the world - by opting to become the first European carmaker to produce vehicles on American soil. It chose to build its first non-German assembly plant in the bible-belt of the south, at Spartanburg, South Carolina, now the hub of a region that produces more cars than the "rustbelt" heartland of the US auto industry, around Detroit. After doubling output in the past three years and jobs in the past five, the German...
  • Spartanburg, SC rolls out red carpet for AME conference

    09/21/2002 5:00:25 AM PDT · by Captain Shady · 1 replies · 375+ views
    Spartanburg Herald-Journal ^ | Sept.21,2002 | Benny Smith
    City rolls out red carpet for AME conference Spartanburg will get both a spiritual and economic lift this weekend when hundreds of African Methodist Episcopal members attend their annual conference, the first time in 35 years the event has been held here. By Benny Smith Recent stories by this writer Spartanburg will get both a spiritual and economic lift this weekend when hundreds of African Methodist Episcopal members attend their annual conference, the first time in 35 years the event has been held here. First AME Church will play host to the 125th annual conference Sunday through Sept. 28....