The Wire: 12/11/2012
TIPS, COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS FROM FITS READERS
The return of “The Wire” this week has South Carolina politicos buzzing … and elected officials squirming. Which of course is just how we like it.
As noted earlier, our objective is to make “The Wire” a daily part of FITS 3.0 – scheduled for launch this month. In addition to this daily content addition and a radical new design, FITS 3.0 will feature an updated comment mode and several other enhancements (including columns that scale to fit whatever screen you’re reading us on).
As S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley would say, “get excited” people.
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To the wire!
DEMINT REPLACEMENT WATCH: FATIGUE?
Aren’t you tired of writing about DeMint?
FITS: No … we are, however, a little tired of writing about the process of replacing him.
DEMINT REPLACEMENT WATCH: COLBERT IS A JOKE
(Re: Colbert Poll) How embarrassing that a comedian is the first choice of the people of our state for such an important position. We must really be that dumb! Wake up South Carolina! The joke is on YOU.
FITS: We are that dumb … although Colbert is pretty funny. “Better Know a District” is comedy gold.
DEMINT REPLACEMENT WATCH: THE REAL JOKES
(Re: Colbert Poll) At least with Colbert, you know he’s a comedian. As opposed to the ones we elect and hope are joking.
-@MRThurstin (via Twitter)
FITS: Yup … hard to argue that.
SC HACKED SCANDAL
Please do not let up on the coverage of the SC Revenue hacking scandal. We need answers! And Nikki Haley needs to be held accountable!
FITS: There is a meeting of the S.C. Senate subcommittee that’s investigating it scheduled for this Thursday. Maybe we’ll stop by …
“MAN UP” OBAMA
I could not resist sending you this. Here is “light in the loafers” Lindsey Graham telling Obama to “man up.”
FITS: Don’t mess with Lindsey. He has “binders full of penises.” And thanks to Jim DeMint’s resignation, we’re probably stuck with him for another eight years.
HIGH-END NAUGHTY “BITS “
Re: “Bits of Lace” – Bits of Lace is a very high end boutique, and Charleston is lucky to to have a store willing to carry brands such as Aubade, Eres, La Perla and Lise Charmel. Your readers should get their tight wads out of their asses and go buy their wives some expensive, fine lingerie!
FITS: Or their mistresses!
RYBERG TO RETIREMENT SYSTEM?
Any truth to the rumor (former S.C. Sen. Greg) Ryberg is filling the open slot as S.C. retirement systems director?
FITS: God we hope not. Ryberg played a key role in the attack on pension fund reformer Curtis Loftis, which is why we were profoundly disappointed to see his longtime chief of staff given a six figure job at the S.C. Retirement System Investment Commission (SCRSIC).
LEXINGTON RING UPDATE
Watch your back Sic. You came up at (Solicitor) Donnie Myers Christmas party last night and it wasn’t good. Might want to stop snooping around about his dead wife.
FITS: As soon as Solicitor Myers produces the autopsy report from his wife’s death we will stop snooping.
LEXINGTON RING: HOW THEY ROLL
FITS: Niiiiice … so is that a tracking device or are you just happy to see us? Look … we get one of these a week. Always take them to the same West Columbia, S.C. trash can (i.e. from whence they originated).
TRUE UNEMPLOYMENT PICTURE
If you want to know the real unemployment “situation,” watch this video …
FITS: Good stuff … the government reports really don’t tell the full story, do they?
FANNIE AND FREDDIE AT IT AGAIN
I hope you are going to write on this outrage. CNN says the median income for the top two dozen executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is $1.7 million. My question: Do these people have no shame?
FITS: Our bailout culture at work …
LEGALIZE IT, DON’T CRITICIZE IT
I’m a little surprised Fits hasn’t weighed in on the pro-pot laws taking effect at the state level and the federal government’s heavy-handed response. I thought this website was pro-legalization?
FITS: We are – and have said so on numerous occasions. In fact we have been following this issue closely waiting to see if the feds were going to respect state sovereignty.
BEST WISHES! To the lovely Vanessa Cox of U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan’s office. She got engaged this week! And congratulations to one very lucky dude.
SOUTH CAROLINA FAST FACT: Louisiana State University defeated Clemson 7-0 in the 1959 Sugar Bowl. The two teams will go at it again on December 31 in Atlanta, Georgia.