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End the catbird’s seat

“I’m in the catbird’s seat!” That’s what former Senator Jake Knotts said when he single-handedly stopped a bill last year. It was the bill that would have put every challenger that was kicked off the ballot, including his challenger, Katrina Shealy, back on the ballot. But he didn’t want Katrina back on the ballot in […]

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2012 Palmetto Liberty Score Cards

Palmetto Liberty PAC just released the 2012 South Carolina House and Senate score cards! You can see them at http://www.palmettoliberty.com/voting-records. Palmetto Liberty is working to make South Carolina the most free state in the nation. What does it mean to be the most free state in the  nation?  It means having both the lowest taxes […]

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Voting advice – endorsements and such

This isn’t as thorough as I’d like, but I had a grandson born Saturday… my first grandchild… so I was a bit distracted and wasn’t able to spend the time on this that I would have liked to. Here is some guidance for your decisions of who to vote for Tuesday.  Take it for what […]

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What will Larry Martin do?

South Carolina State Senator Larry Martin is in a position to make or break the Freedom of Information Act Sunshine bill, H3235. It is in his Judiciary Committee.  He controls what is on the agenda and what is not. In fact, it was reported that when the subcommittee chair was asked about setting up a […]

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Will Sunshine die of inaction in the SC Senate?

There are only two more weeks left before our state Legislature goes home for the year! If the South Carolina Senate doesn’t pass H3235, the Freedom of Information Act Sunshine bill, by then we’ll have to start all over again in January from square one! They will continue to legally be able to ignore your […]

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Endorsements announced at Operation Lost Vote Presser

I haven’t had time to “pretty this up”, but for those who are interested in what was said at the Columbia Operation Lost Vote  presser, here are my raw notes. Press Conference Corruption – The Center for Public Integrity gave South Carolina a grade of “F” in eight categories including: judicial accountability, state civil service […]

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Solum Resigns From Lexington GOP to Fight Establishment

Summer Solum announced her resignation as 1st Vice Chair of the Lexington GOP on Monday May 7th. I am resigning my position as 1st Vice Chair of the Lexington GOP, effective immediately, because I am angry and disgusted with the political maneuvering that has surrounded the recent SC Supreme Court decision concerning candidate eligibility. I […]

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Would you treat cancer with Tylenol only?

It’s not enough! It is like treating cancer with Tylenol®. Though it is a good start in the right direction, we can’t stop with S1512. More than 100 candidates who were challenging incumbents have been ruled ineligible by the South Carolina Supreme Court and have been kicked off the ballot…  all for a paperwork technicality. […]

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No Challengers Allowed

The sound of cronyism and the good ole boy system was heard from Charleston to Pickens Counties Wednesday with the decision of the South Carolina Supreme Court.  As described by The State newspaper, “Up to 100 candidates ordered off June Ballots.  Decision sweeps away many challengers, but largely spares incumbents in June races”. What Happened? Within […]

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Property Theives Sneaking Back In

Remember the bill I told you about a couple of weeks ago, H4628, that would allow the city to take your property, give it to a receiver, and bill you for their cost of fixing it up? You did a great job putting the brakes on it!  But we are not out of danger yet! […]

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