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  • Clyburn challenger: Gay couples are 'gremlins' (Anthony Culler)

    10/21/2014 10:38:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Rep. James Clyburn's (D-S.C.) Republican challenger referred to same-sex couples as "gremlins" and "bullies" in a Facebook post urging supporters to oppose gay marriage at the polls this fall. Anthony Culler, the GOP nominee for Clyburn's seat, wrote a Facebook post on Oct. 14 decrying same-sex marriage as "a pestilence that has descended on our society, against our will, by those in the courts and government that do not value the traditional family."
  • Some in GOP 'Not Comfortable' with Ted Cruz on Campaign Trail

    10/19/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 14, 2014 | Andrea Billups
    While Sen. Ted Cruz may be a star among tea party faithful and other more socially conservative Republicans, he has been less active on the midterm campaign trail as some candidates fear he could polarize voters, The Hill reports. More welcomed in states with tight midterms contests have been Cruz's conservative brothers in the Senate, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who have been counted on to support election bids across the country, the Hill noted. “It’s almost exactly a year ago to the day when [Cruz] led to the government shutdown," Republican strategist Rich Galen told...
  • Senators to Obama: Do Something About Hong Kong

    10/10/2014 1:53:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | October 9, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    A bipartisan group of senators from across the political spectrum—from Elizabeth Warren and Patrick J. Leahy to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio—wants President Barack Obama to speak out and act to support Hong Kong’s democracy movement.They don’t specify exactly what they want Obama to do—they say “demonstrable, meaningful steps”—but note that a 1992 law “authorizes you to suspend trade and economic provisions should Beijing not provide sufficient autonomy for Hong Kong.”Leahy, the Vermont Democrat who is president pro tempore and Judiciary chairman, leads the letter with Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Rubio.“The people of Hong Kong have sent a strong...
  • Ted Cruz Is Coming To South Carolina

    10/11/2014 8:56:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    FITS News ^ | Friday, Oct 10th 2014
    LIKELY 2016 HOPEFUL HEADS TO PALMETTO UPSTATE By FITSNEWS  ||  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz - a presumptive candidate for president of the United States – will travel to early-voting South Carolina this week for a series of events.Cruz’s trip is focused on the socially conservative Upstate – where “Republicans” are currently up in arms this week after the U.S. Supreme Court’s “non-ruling” on gay marriage appears to have paved the way for the demise of the state’s 2006 same sex marriage ban. In fact Cruz will campaign at one point with S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson – who has drawn criticism for his defense of the...
  • Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Echoes as West Virginia Relents and South Carolina Persists

    10/10/2014 6:41:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    ny times ^ | ERIK ECKHOLM
    A Supreme Court order legalizing same-sex marriage in five states reverberated further on Thursday, with the attorney general of West Virginia conceding that its ban on same-sex marriage was no longer defensible but South Carolina officials vowing to keep fighting to restrict marriage to a man and a woman. Since the Supreme Court decision on Monday and a ruling from a federal circuit court on Tuesday, new developments have appeared almost hourly as gay-rights advocates press for action in nine other states: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.
  • Greenville GOP Coup

    10/09/2014 10:01:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    fitsnews.com ^ | 10/8/14
    Republican Party has – in years past – been fairly aggressive when it comes to rebuking liberal “Republicans” like U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. That’s about to change, though … This week, a seismic shift within the party took place … as a key opponent of Graham was ousted from the organization. Former executive committeeman Bill Rhodes was unceremoniously booted from the Greenville GOP for “disloyalty” – namely refusing to support Graham’s candidacy. Two other executive committee members resigned from the party in protest of the way Rhodes was treated. Meanwhile another local Republican committeeman – Joshua Cook – was threatened...
  • Gay Marriages Begin In South Carolina

    10/08/2014 7:35:30 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 16 replies
    Associated Press on Talking Points Memo ^ | October 8, 2014, 10:19 AM | BRUCE SMITH
    <p>CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina court has issued a marriage license to a same-sex couple despite the state's constitutional ban against the practice and the attorney general's pledge to defend it.</p>
  • South Carolina: Gay marriage not immediately likely in SC

    10/06/2014 1:23:19 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Aiken Standard/Ass Press ^ | Oct 6, 2014 | Jeffery Collins
    <p>COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied appeals from five states seeking to preserve gay-marriage bans. The move doesn’t mean same-sex marriages will begin immediately in South Carolina, but experts say such unions probably aren’t too far off.</p> <p>WHAT WILL THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DO?</p>
  • Orangeburg Sheriff: Trio set out to terrorize residents

    10/03/2014 5:00:10 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 17 replies
    The State ^ | October 3, 2014 | ANNE-KATHRYN FLANAGAN
    ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC — Three men have been arrested following a weekend crime spree, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office. The three “set out to terrorize residents and create havoc,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. Kendalon Zarkee Curry, 21, Christian Dion Asher, 22, and Ja’Vall Radrickus Curry, 22, were arrested Monday, and bond was denied for all three, according to Ravenell. The three slammed into a metal fence and brick post outside of a home on Bryan Drive in a Chrysler New Yorker around 5 a.m. last Saturday, Ravenell said. “Before they made their getaway, they smashed up items inside...
  • Employee, ex-employee accused of robbing Orangeburg (SC) Applebee’s at gunpoint

    10/02/2014 5:38:40 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The State ^ | October 2, 2014 | ANNE-KATHRYN FLANAGAN
    ORANGEBURG, SC — An employee and ex-employee of an Orangeburg Applebee’s are accused of robbing the restaurant at gunpoint. Gordon Lamar Brown, 19, has been charged with armed robbery and Christopher Myron Nesbitt, 22, has been charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of marijuana, according to the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety. Witnesses told police that two armed men entered the Applebee’s at 2360 Chestnut Street in Orangeburg, around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning with guns and wearing masks. The manager was in the office counting down the money drawers when one of the suspects approached him, threatened him and...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part three

    09/26/2014 9:18:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The history of the Democrat Party continued…. The Aaron Burr – Andrew Jackson connection Andrew Jackson was an unabashed enemy of American nationalism. To further his presidential ambitions, he cooperated with the dangerous Aaron Burr and his henchman Martin Van Buren; both of whom were doing the bidding of the infamous British secret service agent Jeremy Bentham. These four men worked for years to undermine the unity of the United States so the Louisiana and Florida Territories and Mexico could be seized by Burr and made a satellite of the British Empire with him as the new nation’s dictator. After...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party Part Two

    09/24/2014 9:19:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/24/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is evidence Burr unsuccessfully attempted to get the British to join in his scheme. In late 1806 after an extended stay at the home of his friend, Andrew Jackson, Burr gathered a small army in preparation for an invasion of New Orleans. When it became clear that their “secret” plan was no longer secret, one of Burr’s partners turned on him in February 1807. Burr was indicted for treason and eventually put on trial for one of the highest crimes against our nation. With the sort of political dirty trick that would become a Democrat hallmark, Burr was acquitted...
  • The formation of the Democrat Party: its early years of damaging America Part One

    09/19/2014 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The question “Who started the Democrat Party?” is not an easy one to answer. We know Democrats say Thomas Jefferson because he was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. Aside from the chronological problems with this claim – Jefferson was long out of active politics before the first actual Democrat president Andrew Jackson was elected- Jefferson stood for things that are exactly opposite of what Democrats have ever stood for. He disliked omnipotent central government and loathed an overly powerful judiciary. Clearly, the Democrat Party’s claims to have its roots in the legacy of the great Thomas Jefferson are preposterous....
  • Shocking moment officer shoots unarmed driver after pulling him over for not wearing a seatbelt

    09/26/2014 1:47:45 AM PDT · by Purdabo 248 · 86 replies
    This is the shocking moment when a policeman shot an unarmed man during a traffic stop for not wearing a seatbelt. Sean Groubert, 31, who as a South Carolina State Trooper at the time of the incident shot Levar Jones on September 4 on Broad River Road, in Richmond County, Columbia. Groubert ordered Mr Jones to show his driving licence. When he reached into his car to retrieve the document, Groubert started shouting and opened fire with his semi-automatic handgun. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2769379/Shocking-moment-police-officer-shoots-unarmed-driver-pulling-not-wearing-seatbelt.html#ixzz3EP6lurmv Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • New video released in “Dash-cam Shooting” (SC)

    09/25/2014 4:34:01 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 9-25-2014 | Andrew Branca
    A South Carolina prosecutor’s office has released dash-camera video of the September 4 shooting by Police Officer Sean Groubert of Levar Edward in a gas station parking lot. It appears that Edward was in good faith simply complying with Groubert’s demands for identification, but in a manner that led Groubert to believe that Edward was lunging for a weapon.The good news: the shooting victim, Edward, was not killed. The bad news: just about everything else.Here’s the dash-camera footage:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTGTntifabIHere’s a brief textual description of events as I saw them, for those who may not be in a position to watch the...
  • Dashboard video shows shooting of unarmed driver

    09/25/2014 10:42:36 AM PDT · by redreno · 288 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | 09/25/2014 | By JEFFREY COLLINS
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina trooper during a traffic stop repeated one question through his anguished cries as he lay wounded, waiting for an ambulance: "Why did you shoot me?" Levar Jones' painful groans and then-Trooper Sean Groubert's reply — "Well you dove head first back into your car" — were captured by a dashboard camera in the trooper's car. Groubert had stopped Jones on a seatbelt violation at a Columbia gas station and fired the shots moments after asking Jones for his license
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/20/2014 2:59:46 PM PDT · by chemicalman · 21 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without...
  • Chris Christie is poised to reclaim frontrunner status

    09/19/2014 9:59:15 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 73 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | September 19 at 1:41 PM | Robert Costa
    Influential Republicans in early presidential primary states believe New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is poised to once again become a frontrunner for the party’s 2016 nomination, following a news report that federal scrutiny of a bridge-closing scandal has not implicated him. “If he had been found in the wrong, he would have been irreparably damaged,” said Matt Moore, chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. “This is hugely helpful.”
  • Lindsey Graham: 'No one believes' president; Islamic State plan 'delusional'

    09/15/2014 12:48:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 14, 2014 | Luke Rosiak
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said President Obama’s plan in Syria “won’t even come close to defeating" the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. "It’s delusional," the South Carolina Republican said. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday" just after Obama’s chief of staff Denis McDonough, Graham said that “when the president and the president’s chief of staff says ‘we mean what we do and we do what we say,' no one believes that anymore. “There is no way in hell you can form an army on the ground in Syria to kill [the Islamic State] without a substantial American component ... “They’re pushing...
  • Two men cited for trespassing while paragliding near SC nuclear power plant

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    The State ^ | 9/9/2014 | Harrison Cahill
    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC — Two men who were paragliding near the V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant were issued trespassing citations after they landed in a restricted area near the plant, according to an incident report filed with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. The report said an officer was dispatched to the area near Lake Monticello on Aug. 24 in reference to trespassers on the property near the plant located at 574 Stairway Road in Jenkinsville. When the officer arrived, he observed two men with a parachute and a helmet with a GoPro video camera attached to it. The officer asked the...
  • Father admits to killing his five young children who were reported missing....

    09/10/2014 8:00:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Father admits to killing his five young children who were reported missing last week and dumping their bodies in trash bags on a rural Alabama roadside A father is suspected of killing his five young children and then driving for hours before dumping their bodies, wrapped in individual garbage bags, on a dirt road in rural Alabama, authorities said today. Timothy Ray Jones Jr, 32, led investigators to the site where the bodies of the children were found, off a two-lane highway near Camden, Alabama. Jones has been charged with child neglect and police expect to lodge additional...
  • High School Girl Taunted, Beaten At Bus Stop For Acting ‘Too Much Like A White Person’

    09/07/2014 10:52:50 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 14 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | n/a
    A 16-year-old high school girl in Rock Hill, S.C. told police that another high school girl taunted her on a school bus and then beat her up after she got off the bus. The assailant allegedly was angry at the victim because she was behaving “too much like a white person.” Both the alleged attacker and the victim are black, reports The State, a Columbia, S.C. newspaper. The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon on a bus carrying students who attend Northwestern High School. The unidentified assault victim, 16, told investigators she exited the bus on McDow Drive, a winding street...
  • Conway Mom Killed with Axe

    09/04/2014 6:14:11 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | August 30, 2014 | WBTW News Staff
    CONWAY, S.C. - Horry County Police were dispatched to the 3700 block of Comfort Ct. in Conway for a domestic violence call Friday. The woman who called police said she got a call from her son saying he thought he killed his girlfriend. When police arrived John Scott, 19, of Georgetown got out of the car with his hands in the air and told police his girlfriend, Eboni Drayton, 21, was in the house. Police said they found blood splatter on the door and the handle of the door of the house. The report stated she was found lying on...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • US lawmakers condemn crackdown on China's minority Muslims

    07/11/2008 9:15:45 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 22 replies · 143+ views
    AFP ^ | July 12 08
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — US lawmakers on Friday "strongly condemned" what they called Beijing's harsh pre-Olympic crackdown in China's Muslim-populated far northwest Xinjiang region. The bipartisan leadership of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus in a statement cited "credible" reports about a July 9 conviction in a closed trial of 15 minority Muslim Uighurs on terrorism charges that led to "the immediate execution of two" of them. Three others were given suspended death sentences and the remaining 10 received life imprisonment, it said. These are "abuses of due process and rule of law," said caucus co-chairmen Democrat Jim McGovern and Republican Frank...
  • Ravenel, Caporale to visit Beaufort Tea Party

    08/18/2014 6:49:46 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 8 replies
    Island Packet ^ | Island Packet News Staff
    Independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel and Beaufort County Councilman Rick Caporale will talk about their campaigns with Beaufort Tea Party members at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Fuji's Restaurant on 97 Sea Island Parkway on Lady's Island. Ravenel is the former state treasurer and newly minted reality TV star. He joined the race against Sen. Lindsey Graham last month as a petition candidate with the support and signatures of more than 17,000 registered voters across the state. Caporale was set to defend his seat representing part of Hilton Head Island and greater Bluffton against Colleton River Plantation resident Lynn King....
  • KKK Raising Funds for Ferguson Cop

    08/17/2014 12:21:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Newser ^ | August 17, 2014 | Neal Colgrass
    As Ferguson, Mo., recovers from another night of violence, a new voice has entered the debate over Michael Brown: the KKK's. A South-Carolina based group called the New Empire Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says its chapter in Missouri is gathering funds to support Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, reports Salon. "We are setting up a reward/fund for the police officer who shot this thug," said the KKK group in an email. "He is a hero! We need more white cops who are anti-Zog and willing to put Jewish controlled black thugs in their place. Most cops...
  • Nation of immigrants should have system that works (SC Bishop Guglielmone

    08/11/2014 7:34:53 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 21 replies
    Bluffton Today ^ | August 10, 2014 | Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone
    America did not become great by keeping people out. We are great because, throughout our history, we have held our doors wide open to those seeking a new start, economic opportunity, and a chance to raise their families in peace and freedom. Tragically, our outdated immigration laws no longer uphold this quintessentially American vision. The country founded and built by immigrants now erects unnecessary barriers that turn aspiring Americans away and tear families apart.
  • Feds target SC Pawn shop (SunTrust Bank gun grab).

    08/08/2014 1:44:55 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 18 replies
    Fits news ^ | August 7, 2014 | Staff
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  • Rep. Ellison Explains Anti-Iron Dome Funding Vote: ‘Because We Need A Cease-fire’ (VIDEO)

    08/03/2014 3:08:28 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 38 replies
    Jewish Political Updates and News ^ | August 3 2014 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Over the weekend, both the Senate and the House approved $225M in funding for the Iron Dome. The bill passed by unanimous consent in the Senate and by a 395 to 8 vote. Opposition to the funding of the Iron Dome demonstarted an unfortunate bi-partisan measure – four Democrats and four Republicans voted against it. The four Democrats were Keith Ellison (MN-05), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Jim Moran (VA-08), and Beto O’Rourke (TX-16); The four Republicans were Justin Amash (MI-03), Walter Jones (NC-03), Tom Massie (KY-04), and Mark Sanford (SC-01). Rep. Ellison explains vote on “Meet the Press”: “Because a ceasefire...
  • Video: Keith Ellison explains his vote against Iron Dome

    08/03/2014 4:32:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/3/14 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that on Friday, in what would have been a Christmas Miracle were it not several months early, Congress actually got something done. It was the passage of a bill approving $225M in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defensive missile system. It was quite the bipartisan effort in retrospect, garnering an overwhelming 395 votes in the House with only eight in opposition. One of those eight was Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, and as The Corner reports, he went out on the weekend gab circuit to explain why he didn’t support the measure. “Because a cease-fire is what we...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Feds raid S.C. home to seize Land Rover in EPA emission-control crackdown

    08/01/2014 7:46:40 AM PDT · by null and void · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    When it comes to environmental regulation compliance, the Department of Homeland Security isn’t playing — as evidenced by a recent federal raid of a South Carolinian’s home to confiscate a Land Rover that violated EPA emission rules. Jennifer Brinkley said she saw a line of law enforcement vehicles approaching her home and wondered what was wrong, the local WBTV reported. Homeland Security agents then went to her 1985 Land Rover Defender and lifted the hood. “They popped up the hood and looked at the Vehicle Identification Number and compared it with a piece of paper and then took the car...
  • Familiar names lead 2016 presidential race in South Carolina poll

    07/27/2014 2:25:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Forgive South Carolina voters if the looming 2016 presidential contest is giving them a strong sense of deja vu. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leading the Democratic pack among this state's voters, according to a new Palmetto Politics poll, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is receiving the most love here on the GOP side. "I think it's hilarious," College of Charleston political scientist Gibbs Knotts said. "This is not 1992 all over again, but we've still got Bush and Clinton. Of course, we're talking about a different Bush and a different Clinton." About one-third of 1,000 likely...
  • Waitress throws up, screams, then admits to stabbing boyfriend to death, Sumter (SC) deputies say

    07/26/2014 10:21:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 41 replies
    The State ^ | July 26, 2014
    SUMTER, SC — A 20-year-old waitress is charged with murder after admitting she stabbed her live-in boyfriend in Sumter. Deputies responded Saturday to Lot 3, 1920 Peach Orchard Road after a call and found 21-year-old Mallory Jerell Richardson stabbed to death on the mobile home’s living room floor. Helen Louise Wells admitted to officers that she stabbed her live-in boyfriend with a knife after an argument, according to Lt. Robert B. Burnish of the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. Wells, who works as a waitress at the Huddle House restaurant near Shaw Air Force Base, threw up as deputies examined the...
  • Obama Dumps 350 Illegals in S.C. (Won't Give Haley Details)

    07/25/2014 1:46:42 PM PDT · by NOVACPA · 47 replies
    WIS-TV Columbia, SC ^ | July 25 (Updated) | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - New federal data show at least 350 children caught at the U.S. border this year have been sent to stay with relatives or other sponsors in South Carolina. They are among more than 30,000 children who have been released to sponsors nationwide from Jan. 1 through July 7. That's according to data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. Gov. Nikki Haley's office says federal officials will not provide governors any additional information. That includes details on the children's ages, where they're sent in South Carolina or how...
  • Man electrocuted trying to steal copper in Marion

    07/16/2014 1:33:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    The State ^ | 16 July 2014
    Authorities say a man has been electrocuted while trying to steal copper from [a] roof... Investigators said the man was on a ladder around 1:30 a.m. Monday when it fell against a transformer, causing an explosion and shocking the man so badly his clothes caught fire.
  • Ku Klux Klan hands out candy in South Carolina during recruitment drive

    07/16/2014 8:36:41 AM PDT · by upchuck · 30 replies
    Foxnews/AP ^ | Wed, July 16, 2014
    SENECA, S.C. – Some residents in northwestern South Carolina say they found bags of candy on their street containing a piece of paper asking them to join the Ku Klux Klan. -snip- The paper said "Save Our Land, Join the Klan." It had a phone number that led to an automated message discussing KKK efforts against illegal immigration.
  • Study: Fossil soaring bird had huge wingspan

    07/08/2014 8:57:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 7, 2014 3:12 PM EDT | Malcolm Ritter
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago. Its estimated wingspan of around 21 feet is bigger than the height of a giraffe. …
  • More Employment Woes Thanks To Obamacare

    07/10/2014 10:52:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    WMBF.. TruthRevolt ^ | 7.10.2014 | | | Caleb Howe
    WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC, reported Wednesday on the growing trend of businesses hiring only part-time workers, due to an inability to afford Obamacare. This situation leaves workers without healthcare and without a full-time income or other benefits. Local staffing agencies say more small business are starting to hire more part time employees. Not because there is more full time work, but as WMBF reporter Mandy Noell found out, it's because they can't afford to have more full time employees. Obamacare places requirements for health care benefits that many small businesses just cannot afford to pay. As a result, they...
  • McCain, Graham Open To Emergency Refugee Program For Immigrant Children

    06/29/2014 1:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller / Reuters ^ | June 28, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Some Congressional leaders are coming out in support of creating an emergency refugee program that they believe would help deal with a massive surge of child immigrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said that establishing refugee application programs in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador is “key” to help stem the tide, according to Reuters. Since October, 52,000 Unaccompanied Children, or UACs, have been apprehended at the U.S. border. That is up from 6,000 in 2011. Another 39,000 parents with children have been apprehended as well. The surge has strained resources at the border...
  • Man killed in shooting near downtown Columbia (SC) on Saturday afternoon

    06/28/2014 6:31:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The State ^ | June 28, 2014 | SARAH ELLIS
    COLUMBIA, SC — A man was killed in a shooting near downtown Columbia on Saturday afternoon. Columbia police responded to 1301 Pine St. around 4:30 p.m. to find one man had been shot. The location is about a block from the intersection of Harden and Gervais streets, near the Richland County Administration Building and Allen University. The man later was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police think the shooting was not a random act and have good leads on a suspect, according to spokesperson Jennifer Timmons. Officers are investigating a motive. The victim was not named. No information about the...
  • The American Flag Daily: Fort Moultrie

    06/28/2014 2:55:31 PM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 28, 2014 | JasonZ
    On June 28, 1776, several British warships attacked an incomplete and unnamed fort near Charleston, South Carolina. William Moultrie and his men held off the British attack throughout the day, damaging many of the warships before the British withdrew later that night. During the battle, Moultrie flew a flag of his design, which has now become known as the Moultrie Flag. The fort was soon named Fort Moultrie in honor of the man who led the southern Colonists to victory.
  • Trayvon Martin Gun Control Laws Attacking Stand Your Ground In South Carolina

    06/27/2014 1:54:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 27, 2014 | Staff
    So-called Trayvon Martin gun control laws are still being supported by family lawyer Benjamin Crump, who has been traveling the nation campaigning against the expansion of Stand Your Ground laws in various states. At the same time, Trayvon’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy martin, have been active in helping with the Trayvon Martin Foundation. In a related report by The Inquisitr, a Trayvon Martin monument was created by an artist who is attempting to say that social changes have not yet advanced far enough since the Civil War. George Zimmerman’s lawsuit against NBC claims the company’s employees purposefully edited audio...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Historic win for school choice in Oklahoma

    06/13/2014 6:11:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2014 | Mike Turner
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan can threaten us all he wants; we’re finished with Common Core in Oklahoma. Last week Governor Mary Fallin made it official, signing into law legislation repealing the law’s impact on our state’s education standards. As a state representative, I was proud to have voted to stop Common Core. As a conservative, I’m outraged I had to in the first place. We need to be standing up for school choice, not whitewashing standards that are better for bureaucrats than parents and children. At any rate, the Obama administration is none too happy with us. “We partner...
  • States Ditch Common Core - The ObamaCare Of Education

    06/11/2014 3:40:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Education: Oklahoma joins South Carolina and Indiana in opposing one-size-fits-all U.S. education standards that have turned schools into leftist re-education camps, with political statements masquerading as instruction. Not as much attention has been paid to Common Core as has been paid to ObamaCare. But like the faux Greek columns in Denver at Barack Obama's nomination in 2008, they were supposed to be the twin pillars of his legacy. Both, however, are fake promises, Trojan horses for government control of key sectors of American society and our economy. Five years ago, 46 states gave up a big chunk of their sovereignty...
  • OK Brat wins in VA, BUT what the HELL happened in SC??!!

    06/11/2014 5:32:28 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 98 replies
    11 June 2014 | US Navy Vet
    DAMMIT South Carolina, CLOSE YOUR PRIMARIES!
  • June 10th Primary Live Thread (ME, NV, SC, VA)

    06/10/2014 3:52:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 286 replies
    Live Thread
  • Lindsey Graham’s Covert Op: Going Full Democrat

    06/09/2014 12:37:50 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 39 replies
    Lee Bright for Senate ^ | 06/09/2014 | Lee Bright
    Establishment Republican Trying to Seduce Obama Voters On the eve of Lindsey Graham having to face his top challenger, Lee Bright, at the polls, Team Graham is running a quiet campaign to woo Democrats. Publicly, Graham’s Campaign is saturating South Carolina TV stations touting his supposed “conservative credentials” – yet he is simultaneously using web ads and social media to target Democrats and to remind them they can vote for him in the Republican Primary. “Well, he’s the liberals’ favorite Republican in Washington, so he is simply following form by trying to sneak past 50 per cent with some Democrat...