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  • Chick-Fil-A manager saves the day after backup at SC COVID-19 vaccination site

    01/26/2021 4:56:20 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    WSB TV-2 ^ | January 23, 2021 - 8:39 PM | WSBTV.com News Staff
    SOUTH CAROLINA — We’ve all heard the joke: If Atlanta-based Chick-Fil-A took over vaccine drive-through sites, we’d all get our shots in no time. Well, that came true this week for one community in South Carolina. When a drive-through vaccination site in Mount Pleasant got backed up, Mayor Will Haynie did the only thing that made sense: he invited a local Chick-Fil-A manager to the site to help expedite the process. The Atlanta chain, after all, has mastered the art of the drive-through. “We asked local Chick-Fil-A manager Jerry Walkowiak for help today after a computer glitch backed up...
  • SC Police Release Heavily Redacted Report In The Murder of 3-Year-old Victoria Rose Smith

    01/26/2021 1:23:30 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    FITSNEWS ^ | 1/25/2021 | Mandy Matney
    It’s been 11 days since 3-year-old Victoria Rose Smith was killed in Simpsonville, South Carolina — and we still know very littWle in the case about the “Worst Cooks in America” winner that has shocked both the upstate and the nation. On Monday, FITSNews obtained the Simpsonville Police incident report in the murder case through a Freedom of Information Act request. Unfortunately, the 6-page report is heavily redacted and yields more questions than answers. However, the incident report (below) does reveal some more information about what happened on January 14, 2021. Ariel Shnise Robinson, who won Season 20 of Worst...
  • Graham calls on McConnell to 'unequivocally' denounce second Trump impeachment effort

    01/19/2021 9:44:14 PM PST · by conservative98 · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | 47 mins ago | Angelica Stabile
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is fighting efforts to convict President Trump in the Senate after he was impeached for a second time by the House of Representatives, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., should do the same, Graham told Fox News’ "Hannity" Tuesday. "What we need right now is Sen. McConnell to unequivocally say the second impeachment of Donald Trump after he leaves office is not only unconstitutional, it is bad for the country," said Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Stand up and fight back." Graham praised McConnell for helping President Trump with "everything that he...
  • Macho Joe Scarborough: Unlike 'Weak' Graham, I'd Fight Angry Crowds in Airport!

    01/18/2021 7:23:19 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Look for Joe "Macho Man" Scarborough in an upcoming WrestleMania! On today's Morning Joe, Macho Man Joe boasted that "if a couple idiots chase me through the airport, it’s not going to be my problem. It’s going to be theirs." Tough talk! Scarborough was contrasting himself with Lindsey Graham, who according to Scarborough changed his position and came out against impeaching President Trump after Trump supporters confronted him at an airport. Scarborough called Graham a "very weak man." Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Graham releases Russia probe docs, slams probe as 'one of the most incompetent, corrupt' in FBI, DOJ history

    01/15/2021 12:43:50 PM PST · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/15/21 | Brooke Singman, John Roberts
    EXCLUSIVE: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Friday released a slew of additional documents and transcripts related to his panel’s investigation into the origins and aftermath of the Trump-Russia probe, calling the original probe into whether members of President Trump’s first campaign colluded with the Russians to influence the 2016 "one of the most incompetent and corrupt investigations in the history of the FBI and DOJ."
  • Delta puts customers who harassed Romney, Graham on no-fly list: CEO

    01/14/2021 10:50:58 AM PST · by Meatspace · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/14/21 | Jordan Williams
    Delta Air Lines has placed the customers who harassed GOP Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) on its no-fly list, company CEO Ed Bastian told Reuters. The senators were seen in viral videos being heckled by supporters of President Trump after both expressed opposition to challenging the Electoral College certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory last week.
  • House Impeaches Trump, Again, First President in History to Reach 2x, 10 Republicans Vote Yes

    01/13/2021 2:09:38 PM PST · by conservative98 · 333 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2021 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    The vote to impeach President Trump was approved by the House by a vote of 232 to 197, with 10 Republicans supporting the measure. The following House GOP members voted in favor of the move: Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH), Rep. Peter Meijer (MI), Rep. Fred Upton (MI), Rep. Liz Cheney (WY), Rep. John Katko (NY), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL), Rep. Tom Rice (SC), Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler (WA), Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA), and Rep. David Valadao (CA).
  • Lindsey "screamed" at an officer for not doing "enough" to protect senators during Capitol breach

    01/12/2021 5:54:07 PM PST · by RandFan · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/12/21 01:33 PM EST | BY JORDAN WILLIAMS
    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) "screamed" at an officer for not doing "enough" to protect senators as the U.S. Capitol was being breached last week. Brown shared the detail during an interview with MSNBC's Ari Melber on Monday. “I heard when the 75 senators were confined in a room with about 75 staff people, Lindsey Graham with his mask off started screaming at one of the officers — I think it was one of the captains — saying, ‘How come you didn’t protect us? It’s doing your job,' ” Brown said of the account. "He...
  • Clyburn to propose making 'Black national anthem' official US national hymn

    01/12/2021 1:38:30 PM PST · by 1Old Pro · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/2021 | Joseph Choi
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said this week he plans on introducing a measure to make “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” known as the "Black national anthem," the official U.S. hymn in an effort to promote unity. “To make it a national hymn, I think, would be an act of bringing the country together. It would say to people, ‘You aren’t singing a separate national anthem, you are singing the country’s national hymn,' ” Clyburn told USA Today. “The gesture itself would be an act of healing. Everybody can identify with that song.”
  • DISCUSSION ON S155 - the South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 2021 (22 minute video)

    01/11/2021 11:03:32 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    South Carolina Carry ^ | January 10, 2021 | Sherra Scott
    Sherra & Randy discuss S155, one of the 4 bills currently proposed that are named the South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 2021. This act may be cited as the "South Carolina Constitutional Carry Act of 2021"
  • Mayor: ‘What we feared has now happened.’ National Guard called to assist Laurens hospital at full capacity [SC]

    01/09/2021 11:13:47 AM PST · by buckalfa · 49 replies
    WSPA News 7 ^ | January 9th, 2021 | Emily Smith
    LAURENS, S.C. (WSPA) – City of Laurens Mayor Nathan Senn announced a healthcare emergency this week as Prisma Health Hospitals in the Upstate reach capacity, and said the National Guard has been called to assist what is becoming “a field medicine scenario.” In a recorded message, the mayor explained measures being taken at Laurens Hospital, saying the third floor has been converted to a surge area for COVID-19 patients to provide 29 extra beds. Workers are exploring other facilities to house patients, as critical care units are overflowing. “What we feared has now happened,” Senn said of hospitals being at...
  • Lindsey harassed at airport after opposing Electoral College challenges

    01/08/2021 1:01:40 PM PST · by RandFan · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/21 03:19 PM EST | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was harassed at an airport in Washington, D.C., on Friday, a day after Congress formally tallied President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win. Multiple videos posted to social media on Friday show Graham, who has been among President Trump's most vocal Senate supporters, being followed through an airport and being heckled as a "traitor." Graham was buffered from the group by uniformed law enforcement as well as a security detail. A spokesperson for Graham declined to weigh in, saying that they don't comment on security issues. The group, many of whom were filming the incident, appeared to...
  • Nikki Haley chastises Trump and pleads with America: 'We must do better than this' [another one]

    01/07/2021 9:52:49 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 102 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/7/21 | Nicole Russell
    Nikki Haley, a potential 2024 front-runner for the GOP nomination, spoke at a Republican National Committee dinner in Florida late Thursday night following the riots, protests, and deaths that made Wednesday one of the most tumultuous days at the Capitol in recent history. Haley, President Trump's former ambassador to the United Nations and former governor of South Carolina, was unafraid to chastise Trump and the GOP for their failures while encouraging her party to look ahead. “President Trump has not always chosen the right words," she said. "He was wrong with his words in Charlottesville, and I told him so...
  • Graham: Trump accomplishments 'tarnished' after Capitol breach

    01/07/2021 3:35:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 88 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | January 7, 2021 | Emily Brooks
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said that President Trump's accomplishments were "tarnished" by Wednesday's siege on the Capitol, and suggested that the president was partly to blame for the breach. "This president has been consequential from a conservative point of view. It's been an amazing four years in terms of judges, securing the border, a vaccine in record time, deregulating the economy, cutting taxes, historic Mideast peace agreements, the destruction of the caliphate — on and on and on — was tarnished by yesterday," Graham, a Republican senator from South Carolina and a top ally of the president, said in a press...
  • South Carolina US Attorney: Anyone who traveled from SC to commit destruction at Capitol will be prosecuted

    01/07/2021 2:15:54 AM PST · by buckalfa · 100 replies
    WBTW News13 ^ | January 6th, 2021 | Kevin Accettulla
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (WBTW) — South Carolina U.S. Attorney Peter McCoy said Wednesday anyone who traveled from South Carolina to commit destruction at the U.S. Capitol will be prosecuted. McCoy said federal crimes were committed and will be prosecuted. “Let me be perfectly clear: Federal crimes were violated today at our Nation’s Capitol building,” McCoy said. “Anyone who traveled from the District of South Carolina with the intent to aid this travesty or commit acts of destruction will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of South Carolina.” Let me be perfectly clear: Federal crimes were violated today at our Nation’s...
  • South Carolina Legislation Looks To BAN Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccines: "There should be no negative consequences for those opting out of the vaccine”

    01/06/2021 5:59:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Summit News ^ | 01/06/2021 | Steve Watson
    Lawmakers in South Carolina have pre-filed a bill proposing a ban on mandatory coronavirus vaccines.WCNC News reports that four state reps. have proposed the legislation to ensure that people may opt out of vaccination and not be discriminated against for doing so.The proposal states that those refusing the vaccine would not face “adverse employment action” or any form of societal restrictions for doing so.The legislation will also state that vaccines “may be provided only to those individuals who agree to vaccination.”Currently in the state it is legal for employers to mandate vaccinations. This legislation would overturn that.The proposed bill, which...
  • This guy - L. Graham

    01/05/2021 11:23:43 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 14 replies
    Twitter Graham ^ | 01/03/2021 | Twitter Graham
    https://twitter.com/LindseyGrahamSC/status/1345843449203929088?s=20 If you can believe this. Someone is happy.
  • Bond denied on murder charge for suspect accused of assaulting City of Florence employee

    01/05/2021 7:19:03 PM PST · by ro_dreaming · 15 replies
    WBTW 13 News ^ | 22 / Dec / 2020 | Dennis Wayman, Kevin Accettulla
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) — Bond was denied Tuesday for a man charged with murder in a random assault on a City of Florence employee. Police took Jawan Kavorie Crittenden, 18, into custody in the 700 block of Habitat Lane around 5 p.m. Monday, police said. Crittenden has been charged with murder and possession of a deadly weapon during a violent crime. Crittenden appeared in court at 2:30 p.m. While no bond was set for the murder charge, a $100,000 bond was set for the weapon charge. Around 10:09 a.m. Monday, Florence police responded to the area of 801 Clement Street...
  • Senator Tim Scott will not oppose certification of Biden’s Electoral College victory

    01/05/2021 12:46:58 PM PST · by Kevin C · 153 replies
    WCBD ^ | 1/5/2021 | Chase Laudenslager
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) on Tuesday announced that he will not oppose certification of Electoral College results cementing President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory during Wednesday’s Joint Session of Congress. Scott is breaking with many House republicans and a few Senate republicans who plan to object to the results in some states where Biden won. However, Scott understands that “in nearly every election across this great country, there is some modicum of error. Some errors are merely mistakes, while some are intentional, and therefore fraud.” In the case of Trump’s opposition to the results, “Thus far, no justice,...
  • Lindsey bucks McConnell: $2,000 payments 'not socialism'

    01/02/2021 9:16:25 AM PST · by RandFan · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/01/21 04:34 PM EST | BY ZACK BUDRYK
    Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) pushed back Friday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) characterization of $2,000 coronavirus relief payments to Americans as “socialism for the rich.” “With all due respect to my Republican colleagues, a $2k direct payment for individuals and families who are struggling is not socialism,” Graham tweeted. “In my view it is necessary in the times in which we live.” Last month, congressional leaders reached a long-sought deal on a new coronavirus package that included $600 checks for taxpayers, though both Democrats and President Trump have called for the amount to be increased to $2,000. The...