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OUR WEEKEND AGENDA? LEAF PEEPING AND ANTIQUING What does the state of South Carolina’s most notorious political animal do on the weekend before a major election?  Leaf-peeping and antiquing, of course. Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) will be out of pocket this weekend as he and his lovely wife travel…


What does the state of South Carolina’s most notorious political animal do on the weekend before a major election?  Leaf-peeping and antiquing, of course.

Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) will be out of pocket this weekend as he and his lovely wife travel to Black Mountain, N.C. for some fall fun (bow chicka wow wow).  This area has always been very special to Sic as he grew up attending church retreats at nearby Montreat, N.C. – home of evangelical icon Billy Graham (who is, amazingly, still alive).

And no, this handsome little devil (a.k.a. Phillippe Randolph Folks) won’t be tagging along on this trip … nor will any other wild and crazy pint-sized ragamuffins.

“Awwwww,” right?  Yeah, he’s cute …

Anyway, FITS will be back in the saddle late Sunday … at which point you can enjoy our wall-to-wall Election 2012 coverage (and our ongoing coverage of Nikki Haley’s “Epic Hack” scandal).


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BigT November 2, 2012 at 11:50 am

FITS Cowers when his Obama-god desperetly needs him…a sure sign he is LOSING…and his minions know it….

I think that speaks VOLUMES…and I LOVE what I’m hearing…

Smirks November 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I LOVE what I’m hearing…

Uh oh, the voices inside his head are back…

Nölff November 2, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Stop being a bitch, BigT. It’s annoying.

its time November 2, 2012 at 11:51 am


Billy Graham is still alive…

fitsnews Author November 2, 2012 at 11:54 am

ha …. really?

GreenvilleLwyr November 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

Maybe physically. The mind is gone. See endorsement of Morman Bishop Willard Romney as Exhibit 1.

Bonhoeffer November 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm

It’s okay. The Grahams have declared that the Mormans aren’t a cult. Bob Jones is still firm in his conviction that the Catholics are, however. So too bad , Ryan and Biden, it is what it is.

Irreverent Fornicator November 2, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I’m older than you, G’ville Lawyer and you, Bonheifer (pardon the pun), I remember the day when Mormonism, Catholicism, and Judaism all qualified for the pits of hell.

Voila! Now Joseph Smith is no longer a swindler, St. Peter is heralded and acknowledged by Protestants and Catholics a Saint, and Israel holds the U.S. government by the nuts. I’m not sure how many wives Brigham Young had and whether he was given a free pass from hell or not.

Billy Graham, one of the most respected men in my life and memory has finally admitted to being not a non-partisan observer and counselor, but a full-throated Republican.

Mike Huckabee has finally acknowledged that fundamental Baptist doctrine teaches that only Republicans can be Christians in the eyes of the Lord.

Next, we’ll learn that William Jefferson Clinton was a fornicator and a sexual deviant….cigars and 22 year old college graduates. Hell, he was more moral than J. Strom Thurmond who fixed on Nancy at an earlier age (back then it was missionary style, not “blow jobs.”), and before her Graduation, but after her Coronation.

The Colonel November 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm

That’s LEAF-peeping Will…


Lance Riprock November 2, 2012 at 1:11 pm

If you’ve never been to Whitewater Falls, you should. It’s off Hwy 28 north of Walhalla, near Oconee State Park. Dynamite cascade for these parts.

MountainPenelope November 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Don’t forget Raven Cliff @ Chimney Rock. Gorgeous.

scnod November 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Watch out now, I heard ole Knocky is going to be up that way for a Deliverance reunion.

little rocky from arkansas November 2, 2012 at 2:58 pm


BigT November 2, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Let’s quit w/ the circle-jam….

For an alleged POLITICAL Pundit to be abandoning his post on THE WEEKEND before this stature of an election is INCREDIBLE…

I’ve introduced “PROFESSIONALISM” as a concern on FITS…and this addresses the lack of it on this site…

Either this cat is Horrified at what he faces on Tuesday or he is just irresponsible in the job he has pledged to offer you….

You should all measure his commitment to you based on his performance now….

BigT November 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Wow: It’s just getting WORSE for Obama…on the WORST possible weekend…

Drivers Waiting 6 Hours For Gas in NYC…
Tempers Rise in Wake of Storm…
‘They forgot about us’…
CUOMO: ‘No reason to panic’…
Utility workers pelted with eggs…
Mile-long lines, price hits $6…
Residents Furious RED CROSS Offering Cookies & Hot Chocolate, Not Blankets Or Clothes…
Two massive generators power NY media, not masses…
Staten Islanders Plead for Help: ‘We Need Food’…
‘Please don’t leave us’…
VIDEO: Stranded New Yorkers Defecating in Apartment Buildings…

And FITS Cowers

MountainPenelope November 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Happens every hurricane. Nothing new here. All will eventually right itself. No need to get crazeeee! Move on.

Isotope Soap November 3, 2012 at 6:07 pm

BunkerT, Edith wants you to bring home more toilet paper from Sam’s Club; you’re really running through it these days.

9" November 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm

As usual,I’ll be fucking Big T’s big hairy butt,albeit lovingly and tenderly;he has one in the oven(shhh-don’t tell *him*)…

Sailor November 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm

We all know he’s a one-trick asshole!

MountainPenelope November 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Thought you had better taste.

Crooner November 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Dude: how long before you get your balls back?

BigT November 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I love seeing you people so hatefully VESTED…because REALITY, when it bites you…is just going to SMART that nmuch more….

And I’m going to LMAO…just warning you (or those of you who show up)….

Ralph Hightower November 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Have fun surfing the waterfalls!

PattiAnne November 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Awww…. Phillippe is adorable. Enjoy your vacation, ignore Big T (I knew giving computers to the asylum was a bad idea) and please resume the Nikki bashing ASAP.

The best parts of election day:
1. 4 more years of Obama
2. Only 2 more of Haley (unless we can impeach her first)

MountainPenelope November 2, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Sorry, PattiAnne,

Impeachment of Queen Nimrata is impossible. All the members of the State Legislature have been castrated.

BigT November 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Hey Dumb@$$…you kinda have to have a reason to impeach…the fact that she is not a Stupid Liberal Democrat (see Obmaa) is not Criminal…

If the media will not even report the enormous Benghazi scandal…you have to be dumb to think you can get Haley for NOTHING wrong …

ASSTOUCH November 2, 2012 at 11:07 pm





big T squealing like pig November 3, 2012 at 8:27 am

dear big(0)T, sorry but the white katrina aka SAndy saved obama’s bacon. i bet he eats bacon even though he’s a muslim. LOL. keep praying to your satanic god for deliverance- and by that i mean getting anally humped by a few toothless river folk.

BigT November 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Hey Sqeal: I think your Dream has tured to a nighmare (see below)

Drivers Waiting 6 Hours For Gas in NYC…
Tempers Rise in Wake of Storm…
‘Finding bodies left and right’…
Restaurant, hotel prices skyrocket…
CRAIGSLIST: $15 a gallon…
Utility workers pelted with eggs…
‘We have nothing’…
Residents Furious RED CROSS Offering Cookies & Hot Chocolate, Not Blankets Or Clothes…
Jet Fuel Supply Fast Becoming Concern At Airports…
Staten Islanders Plead for Help: ‘We Need Food’…
‘Please don’t leave us’…
VIDEO: Stranded New Yorkers Defecating in Apartment Buildings…
NJ counties enact 70s style gas rationing…

Isotope Soap November 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

“…songs that made the Hit Parade…”

BigT November 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Hey IS: You tryin’ to say Arch and Edith are eating out the trash can like Obama and FEMA have the rest of NYC…Hahahaha…

BigT November 4, 2012 at 7:28 am

If FITS were in the military, he’d be arrested for AWOL. You CANNOT try to pass yourself as a legitimate political voice, and Abandon ship on a weekend as BIG as this own…Unacceptable, Unforgettable and Unforgiveable…

Papers blast president’s response…
FL: R 51% O 45%…
NYT: PA ’tilting toward Romney’…
Romney: ‘I Ask the American People to Vote for Love of Country’… Obama says vote for REVENGE!!!
30,000 turn out in Ohio for Romney…
Obama plays for just 2,800…
CLEVELAND 2008: 80,000; CLEVELAND 2012: 4,000…
Joe Biden: ‘I’m Going To Take A Vacation’…
SHOCK POLL: Minnesota a toss-up…
Poll Worker Fired For Email Critical Of UN Observers’ Presence…
CHARGE: Woman arrested for trying to vote twice…(Desperation)
Nancy Pelosi’s plan to retake House by attacking Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan turns into ‘dud’…

Thomas November 4, 2012 at 10:26 am

do not forget:

“I Voted For Romney But My Vote Is Changed To Obama With These Electronic Voting Machines” -The People of the United States

North Carolina

Smirks November 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Wouldn’t it be easier to just paste a link to Drudge than to copy all of their out of context, editorialized headlines from Drudge?

Oh, that’s right, because most people know better than to go there.

Thomas November 4, 2012 at 10:21 am

I call to order this thread is now to be known as “Pot Shots” where each and all may take a pot shot at whatever issues bother them.

“I can not believe that Sen Knotts is putting out signs that says he is for the people and not politicians.

also, Setzler says he is fiscal conservative on his radio slots

and what about Kevin Cohen! a GOP voice suddenly and viciously silenced by Big Radio?”

all in favor…..please post!

BigT November 4, 2012 at 10:29 am

Thomas: You must not know where you are: You’re discussing pertinent issues and people…

FITS’ mind is out in la-la land when his Lazy @$$ actually decides to show up…

We DESPERETLY NEED a REAL Politcal news outlet in SC…to counter the Liberals and liberal lite (FITS)…

Not to mention: FITS is an irresponsible, out-of-touch hack…who lacks to talent, skill and commitment to putting forth a product worthy of the better people of this state.

Thomas November 4, 2012 at 10:38 am

I got the money, can you get the leaks? Tips? Inside baseball?



more later…

Thomas November 4, 2012 at 10:49 am

sometimes it is the only policy to work within the system and not start another third party. I can work with what we got….think of it as evolution. To start fresh takes years and years of inside knowledge and trusted relationships….seems Sic has this going for himself…besides, I can not fault anyone his age to be involved in politics since he learned from the best and worst…Reagan/Bush, Clinton/Gore and still has a compass the points north.

I can see he is fighting off the evil suggestions his teachers and the media as well as prime time TV programming tried to implant in his impressionable mind…and now making it known to all the world that it is okay to be American!

BigT November 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Send me an e-mail, Thomas…

I’ve been very busy at my job lately…but I could easily get better leads, w/ more professionalism and talent and experience…

I’d just need to commit to it..and I could BLOW FITS out the water. I’ve been approached by others about it…

I Just need to pull the trigger…

And thankfully: FITS has embarrassed himself this election season (his abandonment not-withstanding) and that makes it A LOT easier…

PS: FOX NEWS is going Wall-to-Wall this important, w/ mostly live, Election Coverage…buy FOX Stock..they get it, while FITS is likely damaging his site w/ his Flubb-up this weekend… very irresonsible (especially after all the help I’ve given him free of charge)…

Isotope Soap November 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Sounds great, guys!

Isotope Soap November 4, 2012 at 12:58 pm

“I’ve been very busy at my job lately…”

Yeah, you’ll need to stop writing for FITS, and stop using Drudge, Blaze, and Fox as “sources”. Anyway, hope you can find the time Biggie.

Isotope Soap November 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm

“I Just need to pull the trigger…”

I couldn’t agree more, Biggie.

BigT November 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Imagine that IS: An SC political Website that was insightful, accurate and professional, and not a minion for the democrat party, like FITS…

Would make you (and FITS) Crap your pants, would it not?…You know yall fall apart quickly, w/o the media shilling for you….

Thomas November 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I really am not too happy with the press in South Carolina in particular. Any standing The State had was vanquished when McClatchy took it over. The Post and Courier ib Charleston really did it for me. They took part in back stabbing their own reporter, printed false stories, failed to print factual follow ups to stories that have a direct bearing on corruption in the highest offices in South Carolina. I submit Harrel and his influence.

FITS, and I think that stands for “First In The South”, is part of a growing and influential group of online citizenry I call “Netizen’s”. These professionals, well educated, been around the block in their particular fields offer blogs with real reporting supported with real facts. They are a growing threat to the “organized” media we have in South Carolina.

Case in point, The State says this in today’s digital content:

“Each day, we provide authoritative, trusted journalism based upon professional, verifiable, fact-based reporting. That commitment is undiminished by the passage of time. It is at our core. It is our hallmark.

But how we deliver news and information changes as we deploy new technologies to meet the evolving expectations of our customers and our community.

Our news-gathering team is the largest in the area. By far. The quality content they produce is available on newsprint, in magazines, on websites and by mobile devices such as smart phones and digital tablets. Over the course of a week, we reach more adults in the Midlands than any other local news source. By far. We believe our work is important. We believe it has value.”

Here, they are saying that they will install a Pay Wall to access their digital content effective next month. The people are wise to their shenanigans as far as NOT reporting stories that have direct impacts in the direction our state is going.

I have several methods to monetize digital content providers whom do not take orders from politicians, police departments, federal authorities, rather provide fact supported ongoing news stories that expose corruption and real time positive efforts to make our state better.

I look forward to embrace the efforts of all bloggers in such a way as to support them, to get the news out, and to start a new era in how people on and off the net get their news and information to make proper decisions about their representatives, their government, their tax dollars.

Yes, there is room in the pond. There is also congratulations that should be given to the fish already in the pond. All are making a difference.

Thomas November 4, 2012 at 10:36 am

Early voting has become a threat to the Process….once absentee ballots were meant for folks who were out of state and could not vote in their precinct….now we have folks voting before the DEBATES are over with….big problem, not constitutional!!!

BigT November 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Good point, Thomas. It just give cheaters more time to cheat. And we know who has to cheat to even come close…

Isotope Soap November 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Not true, Thomas. Since states can allow early voting, it does not prevent ballots from being counted, and electors chosen. The “electors” vote on the same day.

BigT November 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

From Motor-Voter to opposition to Integrity (ID) rules…liberals want it easier to cheat…

The Dumb@$$#$ have not figured out that their LAZY @$$#$ are the reason we got a president who HATES the best of America…

We cannot afford the easy road any longer…Obama and Co. have sucked that teat dry…

Thomas November 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm

You are right about the electors for the Federal election part of the state governed voting procedures.

The part I have a problem with is the chain of custody for ballots already cast either electronic or paper.

Am I do understand that the chain of custody stems from the Federal Code of Regulations or some other source I am not familiar with.

From the Western Center For Journalism dated April 10,2012 we see,”When the Spanish online voting company SCYTL bought the largest vote processing corporation in the United States, it also acquired the means of manufacturing the outcome of the 2012 election. For SOE, the Tampa based corporation purchased by SCYTL in January, supplies the election software which records, counts, and reports the votes of Americans in 26 states–900 total jurisdictions–across the nation.

As the largest election results reporting company in the US, SOE provides reports right down to the precinct level. But before going anywhere else, those election returns are routed to individual, company servers where the people who run them “…get ‘first look’ at results and the ability to immediately and privately examine vote details throughout the USA.” In short, “this redirects results …to a centralized privately held server which is not just for Ohio, but national; not just USA-based, but global.””

So if our SCDOR being hacked is any indication, chain of custody with electronic ballots cast, paper ballots being misplaced, not counted, is there any reason to believe that our election process for early voting, even election day voting, is fraught with possible corruption?


BigT November 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Hopefully, Thomas, we can have the House, Senate and White House…and Rule in accordance w/ the Constitution…and maybe appoint (and confirm) judges like that too..

I think we all learned a lesson about going easy on the left, like Bush had a tendency to do…it cost the country and the GOP….

We must Show No Mercy…and Follow the rule of law…and the GOP will get re-elcted over and over…

Either that, or the party crashes and burns (see present-day Obama, Pelosi, Reid)….

scnative November 5, 2012 at 10:05 am

Why can’t we be just Americans? Why do we need a label to alienate us from one another like — oh, I don’t know — Republican, Democrat, Tea Party, liberal, conservative, etc. etc.

This alienation is killing our country. We are too divided. And we all know the mantra — “united we stand, divided we fall”. We are headed straight there.

Until we all grow up, stop acting like childen in a sandbox and learn to reach out to one another instead of putting labels on one another that put us in boxes, the country and we as a people will continue to suffer and to go further downhill. (You do remember the Roman Empire don’t you?)

If this is the generation I have begat, then I’m really sorry.

Isotope Soap November 4, 2012 at 6:28 pm

“…before the DEBATES are over with….big problem, not constitutional!!!”

My point was that it is. That’s all.

Isotope Soap November 4, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Consitutional, that is…

Jan November 4, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Current Republicans don’t like people voting. The more people who vote the more they lose. This year they have undertaken historic efforts to suppress voting by people they perceive will not vote for them. Primarily, African Americans and Latinos. In truth they have been very successful in a number of states.

Winning elections this way is Un American, but it is what it is. Its important for these groups to understand what has happened and what party is trying to keep them from having a voice in the election process. That way as their numbers and political power grows, and it will, they will know who to blame.

The Republican leadership is desperate about this election, because they know the economy is recovering and they know that unless they defeat Obama this time, Obama will get credit for bringing the country out of the recession they caused. This will likely set up another Democratic win in 2016. Which could mean they are out of the White House for 16 years.

This further worries them, because during that time there will see a significant shift in the demographics of this country. By the year 2024, the groups that do not typically favor Republicans will have grown significantly in numbers and political power. Particularly so in Florida, Virginia, Texas, Arizona and Colorado.

The parties dramatic shift to the right and their high percentage of racists makes them unappealing to minorities; and their belief in a male dominated society makes them unappealing to younger women.

BigT November 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm

No you F*(%in IDIOT…We don’t want you voting more than once…Especially if youre too D$%*n sleazy to present an ID…

And especially when you are so STUPID you support an Anti-American, anti-Constitution president…Who has delivered unemployment, poor housing and an Embarrassment of our country…

You are SELFISH, GREEDY and HATEFUL, Jan…We do not need people like you anywhere near a ballot box. You are dull, takers and irresponsible and LAZY..You do not deserve all that you Gobble from the earners of this country…

Isotope Soap November 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

No, T. Jan is right about you and the GOP…You are Un-American. Let’s say, it seems that more Repubs do more than Dems on fraud.

Isotope Soap November 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm

“No you F*(%in IDIOT…We don’t want you voting more than once…Especially if youre too D$%*n sleazy to present an ID…”

Conserative blogger creates a headline falsely claiming that she supports Obama: “…Roxanne Rubin was taken into custody as she arrived for work at the Riviera hotel-casino, investigators said. Rubin, 56, is a registered Republican who lives in Henderson, according to the Clark County Registrar….” From The Las Vagas Sun.

Happy now, Shitbag?

Jan November 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

As a small business owner who employes other people, I fail to see how I am a taker. Do you own a business? Do you employee people? If not I guess by your own definition you are a dumb, lazy taker.

As for Hate. I think everyone on both sides need only review the record to see who spews hate in ever post.

Finally, restricting early voting times and causing people to wait in line hours to vote in democratic leaning districts has nothing to do with people voting more than once. It is simply voter suppression. If it works it works. Again, the groups it effects simply need to fully apprised as to who they should blame, as their political power grows.

Truth sometimes hurts.

Jan November 5, 2012 at 10:22 am

Every incidence of voting fraud this year has been a Republican Fraud.

BigT November 4, 2012 at 8:38 pm

PS- Jan: Were those Club-clinching New Black Panthers threatening to BASH in the head of any white, non-leftwing voters, Republicans???

Liberals are not only Cheats…you are LIARS…

Jan November 5, 2012 at 10:41 am

The existance of Black Panthers carrying clubs and threatening white Republicans is a creation of your racist mind, and the right wing blogosphere.

On the other hand you have repeatedly threated violence against people on this list who do not vote as you want. Which threat is more real? Exactly who is the redneck bully?

BigT November 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Penelope: Hutto is a democrat, but won’t admit it. She is pro-tax, as if Lex-Co does not tax too much in the middle of an Obama Depression, anyway…

Kinard voted against the Tax Hike in Lex-Co at budget time…but Hutto called him out for it…

And FITS is in bed w/ Hutto…so what does that make him..and what does that make her???

Isotope Soap November 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm

At least we know you’re shit.

scnative November 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

You are such a child. You need to pull up our big boy (or big girl) pants and get a life.

scnative November 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

Excuse me – I meant YOUR big boy (or big girl) pants.


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