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ASSESSING THE “FAIR TAX”

What is your opinion of the SC Fair Tax?

I see the negative being that more goods and services will be taxed. And, if South Carolina taxes some goods and services that North Carolina and Georgia do not, then those South Carolina counties that border Georgia and North Carolina might lose business from cross border shopping.

Jim Kappler
Anderson, SC

SIC SEZ

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Jim, Thanks for asking – and your concern is well-placed. This website has never endorsed the Fair Tax – nor will it. Personally, I view it as a tax swap, not a tax cut. For more editorial thoughts on it, click here. Also it’s worth noting that each year the “Fair Tax” is unveiled with dozens of legislative sponsors – yet never goes anywhere. That should tell you something about its support.

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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS “HEAD”

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S.C. Rep. Nathan “Head” Ballentine is on a vacation this week. Next week he will be on a trip for Wells Fargo (the bank he works at) and won’t be back until June 7. Didn’t he have excessive absences from the House a year ago? Do his constituents know about his chronic lack of attendance?

SIC SEZ

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Good question … he did miss a lot of votes last year. Who knows … maybe the new doors installed in the legislative entrance in the basement of the S.C. State House prevent that massive knoggin’ of his from squeezing through?

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BIG GIRLS NEED LOVE, TOO

RE: “Behold, The Fatkini

Recently the plus size community is getting lots of attention, Gabi Fresh (fatkini), Abercrombie and fitch debacle, and active wear for plus size women. How about doing a story on fashionable active wear for the plus size girl? Healthy and fit comes in all sizes. Check out Lola Getts active, www.lolagetts.com.

SIC SEZ

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Hmmmm …. I’ll take that under advisement.

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GUBERNATORIAL FANNY REVIEW

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Will … I admire your entrepreneurial spirit with the launch of this site, and I admire your doggedness in sniffing out a good story. But most of all, I admire you for having seen … in the flesh mind you … the lovely backside of our good governor.

For fans of female fannies, can you give us details?!

SIC SEZ

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I can only speak for Nikki Haley’s rear end as it appeared in the early part of 2007. Like state government under her watch, it has expanded considerably since then. Six years ago, however, it was extremely well-shaped, perfectly proportioned and immaculately toned.

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THERE’S NOT AN “APP” FOR FITS?

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Hey Sic,

I recently tried to find Fitsnews iphone app through Apple app store and it did not show. Does Fits still have an app? 

SIC SEZ

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We don’t. I’m working on that with my new business partner, Mr. Karl. He is on top of our technical evolution, which will be taking a big step forward later this year.

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LIBERAL WOMEN TAKING OVER FITS

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Since when did the most sexist web site in South Carolina start re-posting Feminonsense from radical liberal women like Amy Lazenby and Morgan Allison? You are NEVER going to get into Karen Floyd’s pants, Wilbur. Stop trying. She is done with you. And so am I! FITS is a disgrace to women and sprinkling these liberal rants from Lazenby and Allison is a pathetic sign of desperation.

SIC SEZ

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“C’mon Tina. Ike didn’t mean it.” Seriously, though. Lazenby and Allison are good writers. We’re happy to share our microphone with them (double entendre intended).

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WORTH READING

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No Reason to Overreact to Clemson Commitment Deshaun Watson Visiting Auburn (Bleacher Report)
Yeah, it’s probably not at all like that Robert Nkemdiche thing …

Woman Allegedly Lived With 80 Dead Animals in South Carolina (Huffington Post)

Rock Hill, S.C. Borrowing $9.2 Million to pay for Projects (Charlotte Observer)
A local government borrowing cash to pay for non-core functions like more parks? Color us shocked (not) …

Beware the ‘Beach House Bailout’ (Sun-Herald)

Democrat seeks to topple Nikki Haley without sounding too much like a Democrat (Yahoo)

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“QUOTED”

reporters

“It really has been a terrible, no-good, very-bad week for Nikki Haley. But sadly for South Carolinians who continue to struggle with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, some of the worst public schools in the nation, and roads and bridges on the verge of crumbling, Governor Haley’s failure to lead is no surprise.”

-Kristin Sosanie
S.C. Democratic Party

“We are all divine sparks, here to shine and shimmer in brilliance. And when we go off track, we’re sent conversations from the universe, and they show up as numbers and birds and insects. They show up as words on billboards or on a greeting card that you receive. They show up as animals. Most importantly, they show up as other people.”

-Simran Singh
Mystic (and sister of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley)

TUNEAGE

“Ahhh yes, ain’t that fresh? Everybody wants to get down like that …”

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BIRTHDAYS

Happy birthday to S.C. Rep. Gary Simrill (R-York), whose gravity-defying hair has earned him the nickname “poof in the roof.” Or “poof” to his friends. Also happy birthday to former congressional candidate Teddy Turner.

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