The Wire: Back Again
We don’t really do “wires” any more – which is kind of dumb on our part because they always got lots of clicks and provided us with the opportunity to interact with you, our dearest readers.
So yeah … our bad on that.
We’ll try to do better … but since we’ve been getting quite a bit of incoming lately, we figured this was as good week as any to revive the tradition.
What is the “wire?” Well it’s FITS readers offering feedback … and our founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) responding in his own particular (idiom, sir?) … idiom.
Got a link you’d like to share with us? A suggestion? A criticism? A question? As has been demonstrated on many prior occasions (in many regrettable contexts), Sic Willie is pretty much up for anything …
You can submit your feedback (anonymously or otherwise) via our tip wire … and remember, in addition to confidentially investigating your leads we also publish letters to the editor and guest editorials (even anonymous ones) if you’ve got more to say on a subject. Also feel free to reach out to our founding editor directly at email@example.com.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON RACE
Dear Editor: I’m a little disappointed you haven’t exposed the political maneuverings going on behind the scenes to get (S.C. Lt. Governor) Glenn McConnell appointed as the new president at the College of Charleston. FITS has done the Lord’s Work exposing McConnell and the corruption on the board but you need to dig deeper to get the real story. Powerful interests are being threatened by powerful legislators with big time retribution if they do not instruct “their” appointees on the board to give the job to McConnell. You need to be all over this!
I’ve actually heard several very specific reports on this – but contrary to popular perception I don’t just throw every rumor I get up on the web to see what sticks. Having said that I believe the theory you have outlined is 100 percent accurate, and feel I am very close to getting the independent confirmation I need to outline the specific pressure points that are being … well, pressured. So stay tuned …
DUMPING MONEY IN THE OCEAN
Dear Editor: “It’s a Great Day to Dump Sand Down the Toilet in South Carolina”
Step 1. Dump sand on shore line at a cost of millions (Lather)
Step 2. Let tide wash sand away (Rinse)
Step 3. Repeat
Ha! EXACTLY. What a brilliant state we live in, right? As the story you reference notes, this $115 million project isn’t even half done and the cost is already more than $80 million. To read FITS prior coverage of this insanity, click here.
S.C. STATE HOUSE RACE
Dear Editor: Bakari Sellers’ heir apparent has announced his candidacy for S.C. House District 90. Justin Bamberg announced he is running. This guy is a full time lawyer at the Hood Firm in Charleston, S.C. That’s a one hour and thirty minute drive from Bamberg, S.C.
Enough of these guys like Harry Cato and Sellers not actually living in the district they represent.
How about raise this in an article, or get a comment from Mr. Bamberg. No way he is quitting his job for this seat.
Good idea. I’ve got a message into Bamberg’s office (which as you note, isn’t in Bamberg – which makes me giggle). I’ll let you know what he has to say.
TEACHER SEX UPDATE
Dear Editor: What is going on with the Kinsley Wentzky case?
They’re in depositions. Also … she’s hot.
WUB, TWU WUB
Dear Editor: I couldn’t help but notice our great State Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom attending Governor Nikki Haley’s annual Carolighting festivities last week. But lo and behold sitting beside him on stage was his on again off again girlfriend, fiancée/ ex-fiancée Kelly Payne.
So – what’s the over or under they last until New Years?
January 1? A better question would be the number of times they break up (and make up) between now and Friday. Seriously … those two are as toxic a pair of lovers as I’ve ever seen.
“FITS YOU ARE IRRELEVENT”
Dear Editor: FITS you are irrelevent. (The S.C. Department of Transportation board) just voted UNANIMOUSLY to ignore your shrill whine and approve I-526!!!!!!! Go back to beating up women and lying about sleeping with Nikki Haley.
I’m “irrelevant,” man. At least learn how to spell the word.
PEOPLE ARE TWEETING
Bravo Drudge Report for this headline pic.twitter.com/GaWx1HECef
— Lauren Luxenburg (@LaurenC_Lux) December 5, 2013
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) December 5, 2013
— Eva Moore (@yesevamoore) December 5, 2013
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— SC Legislator (@SCLegislator) December 4, 2013
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