Former S.C. Speaker of the House and U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins remains one of the most revered “Republicans” in the Palmetto State – for reasons that will forever elude us.
What did Wilkins accomplish during his 11-year tenure as Speaker? Not much … in fact along with his successor Bobby Harrell and Senate leaders [...]
Because South Carolina lawmakers have an inflated view of their own importance, they’ve forced Palmetto State taxpayers to shell out millions of dollars over the last few years for security upgrades at the S.C. State House.
The only problem? Like everything else in this ass backward state, the costly new measures don’t work – especially the [...]
You literally can’t turn around in Horry County, S.C. without uncovering some sort of shady dealings … and this story is no exception.
It’s also yet another example of how adorably clueless (or deliberately negligent) the local mainstream media is …
Anyway, FITS readers will recall we’ve written several stories in recent weeks slamming S.C. Senate Majority [...]
We’ve been arguing for years that Clemson University and other cash-guzzling institutions of “higher learning” in South Carolina should pursue their destinies as private institutions. Why? Because taxpayers have no further business subsidizing them, that’s why.
This is especially true for Clemson, which operates its dog and pony show via a flagrantly unconstitutional governing structure.
Anyway, the good [...]
Wherever you stand on the issue of state government forcing municipalities to take human sewage sludge waste, there ought to be a full and fair debate on the issue.
Why? Because there are legitimate examples of local governments (including notoriously corrupt Horry County, S.C.) behaving badly – using their ordinance-issuing power to compel businesses to use [...]
Every day, rail cars loaded with human sewage sludge waste leave Staten Island, New York and other metropolitan loading points en route to Bishopville, S.C.
Why Bishopville? Because the Lee County town is home to a massive 150-foot tall landfill which receives all of this feces.
“The waste has been rotting and stinking in the sun for [...]
Because our state’s higher educrats have nothing better to do with our time (and money) than inventing cute ways to suck up to state lawmakers, here’s University of South Carolina president Harris Pastides presenting State Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler with a framed, autograph photo from the school’s mascot, “Cocky.”
The photo of Peeler and “Cocky” [...]
OR ARE LAWMAKERS PLAYING MUSICAL CHAIRS?
For the second time in six years, South Carolina lawmakers are offering up proposals to reform the way highway projects are funded. These efforts weren’t successful last time … and we have no expectation they will be successful this time.
Why not? Because this state is hopelessly corrupt, people – and [...]
Columbia, SC – January 10, 2013 – Senators Harvey Peeler (R-Cherokee) and Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw) today introduced a bipartisan transportation reform bill, aimed at restructuring the state’s transportation agencies, better coordinating the highway construction process, and ending irresponsible over-borrowing.
The bill, S.209, would eliminate the State Infrastructure Bank, and fold its functions into the state Department [...]
Columbia, SC – January 7, 2013 -The Senate Republican Caucus will hold its election for Majority Leader tomorrow (Tuesday, January 8, 2013) at 11:00 a.m.
The meeting will be held in Room 209 of the Gressette Building. The Majority Leader election is open to the press.
For more information contact Wesley Donehue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor’s Note: The above [...]
… BY SOUTH CAROLINA’S EDUCRAT ESTABLISHMENT
A few months ago this website exclusively reported that Jessica Dorrell – the mistress of former University of Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino – was coming to Columbia, S.C. with her fiancée Josh Morgan.
Morgan – a low-level athleticrat at Arkansas – was hired earlier this year by the University [...]
HALEY GROUP HITS SETZLER WITH “LIBERAL” SPOT
A political action committee affiliated with S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is running a television ad slamming State Sen. Nikki Setzler (D-Lexington) for being a “liberal.” We don’t have the video yet, but the “Movement Fund” – the pro-Haley group behind the ad – bought television time in the Midlands, [...]