Nikki Goes Nuclear

Earlier this month we published a story entitled the “War Against FITS,” which chronicled the various status quo machinations targeting this website. As we noted then, “leading the anti-FITS crusade (not surprisingly) is S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley …” Haley’s office is obsessed with our website – going so far as…

nikki goes nuclear

Earlier this month we published a story entitled the “War Against FITS,” which chronicled the various status quo machinations targeting this website.

As we noted then, “leading the anti-FITS crusade (not surprisingly) is S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley …”

Haley’s office is obsessed with our website – going so far as to demand that certain groups fire employees who communicated with our founding editor on social media websites. Haley’s office has also reportedly sent screen captures of our website to FITS advertisers – demanding that they remove their ads.

We get it … this website has been incredibly effective at exposing Haley’s hypocrisy over the past two years, resulting in the delivery of several body blows to her administration. It’s only natural Haley would do everything within her power to come after us … in fact there’s something about this “go to the mattresses” mentality we can respect.

Within the last month, though, Haley’s moves against us have grown increasingly brazen. In particular she’s leaning hard on one “pressure point” that’s paying some serious dividends for her. How serious? It’s not immediately clear – but there’s no question the governor is going for our jugular in 2013.

That makes sense. In order for Haley’s national ambitions to survive, she must be reelected governor of South Carolina in 2014. At the moment,  that’s a dicey proposition. Turning off (or turning down) the microphone of her most vocal, most effective South Carolina critic would constitute a real coup in the Palmetto State’s marketplace of ideas – choking off the source/ amplifier of many negative stories.

So … can the governor pull it off? Can she take down FITS? We don’t know … but she’s sure as hell trying her damnedest.


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The Colonel January 24, 2013 at 8:23 am

Uhm, Will, the expression is “go to the mat”, not “go to the mattress”. Oh yeah, the book thing – well never mind…

Dr. Well-I'll-Be (Welby) January 24, 2013 at 8:36 am

Yeah…..that’s for damn sure Colonel…..the book thing I mean….anyway, you didn’t actually expect fits to ever be able to git-her-done did you? Has anyone ever heard an explanation as to why Fits just shut up and stuck his head in the sand about Haley and his book…or did I just miss something?

Smirks January 24, 2013 at 8:42 am

You could try bugging the tip line until it ends up on one of those “Wire” posts.

If I had to take a stab, I’d say the publisher lost interest after the election and the deal went kaput, but that’s a complete guess.

Smirks January 24, 2013 at 8:42 am

And by election I mean Haley’s.

Silvio Dante January 24, 2013 at 8:53 am


Will does have it right. “Go to the mattresses” is the correct expression. You could say “go to the mat” and people would understand, but the context in which he is using it is accurate.

An additional accurate expression is: “If you vote for Nikki Haley again, you’re a fucking moron.”

Craig January 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

The Colonel needs to watch The Godfather.

The Colonel January 24, 2013 at 11:30 am

The Godfather series is on my list of movies that are “too damn boring and have too many sequels to watch”.

Consider this:
From the Godfather –
“Tom Hagen: I’m an attorney for the Corleone family. These men are private detectives hired to protect Vito Corleone. They are licensed to carry firearms. If you interfere you’ll have to appear before a judge in the morning and show cause.

From Master and Commander –
“Capt. Jack Aubrey: Their greed… will be their downfall. England is under threat of invasion, and though we be on the far side of the world, this ship is our home. This ship, (the HMS Suprise) is England. So it’s every hand to his rope or gun, quick’s the word and sharp’s the action. After all… surprise is on our side.”

toyota kawaski January 24, 2013 at 8:25 am

Yesah Mr.Rich you are in the book my gosh do you think i would take your money and run?

Smirks January 24, 2013 at 8:26 am

If only she tried this hard to actually help the state of South Carolina…

johnb January 24, 2013 at 11:00 am


LD January 24, 2013 at 8:27 am

I thought with her hubby gone, you’d be “back in the saddle again”.

interested January 24, 2013 at 8:36 am

A lot of “little” people would give you more information but fear you cannot be trusted.

interested January 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

Aha. Amazon.

Eric January 24, 2013 at 8:41 am

Being obsessed with someone usually means a hidden motive. Going after people who advertise on the web site is very telling of her insecurity in this regard. Pretty nasty politics.

Call Me Fishmeal January 24, 2013 at 8:46 am

The question here is who is obsessed with who?

Is “Not So Slick Willy” obsessed with Haley since she cut him off or is Haley obsessed with “Not So Slick Willy” since Michael’s been all up in her business.

Or is the whole thing just a figment of Slick’s imagination…

Realist January 24, 2013 at 8:43 am

With any luck, the two of you will wipe each other out. That would be a “great day in SC.”

James the Foot Soldier January 24, 2013 at 8:46 am

They are clearly members of a rather exclusive mutual obsessive disorder society.

Call Me Fishmeal January 24, 2013 at 8:46 am


BigT January 24, 2013 at 8:47 am

I think somebody has a much bigger (delusional) view of himself than warranted…

FITS could have the influence he so sesperately covets….

But the immaturity, lack of professionalism, experience and talent doom him…

Not to mention: you cannot be so all-over-the-road and expect to be taken seriously…

shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 9:01 am

Well? —– clue us in on this mysterious “pressure point.”

Does Nikki want a share of your royalties from the “book?”

Better yet, how about a satirical novel that includes lots of sex (nude scenes, of course), the temple, exotica,her family, jakie, mikie, and the list goes on and on.

It could be perfect for a film, but I’m thinking about who could be chosen as actors. One thought is that Fitsnews bloggers could be used to tell some of the stories. We could be shown telling some of the stories to the camera in flashbacks (but in shadow to hide our identities). The possibilities just go on and on.

Hmmmmm- any suggestions, folks?

shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 9:22 am

…… just re-read my post – too much caffeine this morning.

Lance Riprock January 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I don’t know, hank. I see real promise in your notion which could easily become a concept, from there emerges a theme, pretty soon we’ve got celluloid gold.

? January 24, 2013 at 9:02 am

“In particular she’s leaning hard on one “pressure point” that’s paying some serious dividends for her.”

You should really highlight specifically what that is…you never know who inadvertantly might be able to apply pressure in your favor…but if those anonymous people don’t know where she’s plying you then it’s a one way street/battle.

95% of the assholes bashing you on this site are the very parasite/cockroaches that are hurt by you shining the light on them. The other 5% are just stupid to wish you “gone” as then there’s no media left to do that very job.

Original Good Old Boy January 24, 2013 at 11:26 am

How about those that sometimes bash him (and occaisionally give him credit) but still enjoy his website and don’t want it gone? ;)

? January 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

lol, there’s that too.

I think anyone coming on here and bitching about him AND also wanting the site gone are doing it for self preservation reasons.

Anyone that wants some form of accountability from their gov’t, be it Dem, Repub., or whatever- but dislikes Will and wants him gone is simply punching themselves in the face by cheering on the Luv Guv II and her minions.

Original Good Old Boy January 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I agree with that. This site allows us to see the dirty laundry and to put light on the cockroaches and is willing to take more chances than traditional media. So even if I sometimes think Will is immature and crass at times, I still appreciate this website and particularly enjoy the comments, where the real scoop is often found.

shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 9:40 am

….. Sic, how will you know your book will be a best-seller? When you get a review like this:

“Folks writes about contemporary life felicitously, in lucid and persuasive expository prose; there’s a live nervous system pulsing in every sentence, for he is relentlessly amusing, he never lets up. He is able to cement abstract words together with a thick mortar of dependent and parenthetical clauses, producing a bulwark of impenetrable prose.”

—- Ernest Hemingway

shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 9:42 am

…. but who am I to talk? – I still think that my collection of bubblegum cards is part of my Great Books series.

Philip Branton January 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

Shifty Henry……….

Your collection of bubblegum cards are actually a valuable “weapon” if you realized how they could be used…….just think of what company produced them and where the factory was located that printed the cards. What factory produced the paper and what trees in which country was used to make the paper..!! Then think how many children chewing the actual gum realize the impact of forced labor in CHINA or Sierra Leone..!?

Then really think hard SHIFTY about the MACE group and Sic Willie and ask yourself what information they are really providing you in this article..!? If Nikki goes Nuclear about this website then what is she doing about North Korea and the companies in South Carolina doing business there via Hong Kong and Uganda..!?

shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 10:19 am

…. Philip, somewhere there is a method to this madness.

The Colonel January 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

You guys hit the bong a little early this today?

? January 24, 2013 at 11:30 am

Love your new avatar Colonel.

shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

….. anybody remember Nixon’s hate list? – some citizens actually announced publicly that it was a “badge of honor!”

shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

…. and my Dad mentioned that he wanted to be on that list, just so he could brag to his army buddies –

brushjumper January 24, 2013 at 10:39 am

I voted for Nikki the 1st time and my family will wait and see the Conservative report card on the SC 1st lady. I must say at times she acts like a RINO. This comment is not directed at the Demorats and their support of the Failed Marxist President. It is targeted to the 52% which supported and voted for her for Governor, 3 votes I might add, 2 in the primaries.

With a Straight Face I ask.. January 24, 2013 at 11:04 am

I cannot remember having ever seen an ad on this website. Where are they? Maybe my pop-up blocker is just doing it’s job.

shifty henry January 24, 2013 at 11:58 am

….. what – you didn’t download your Chic-Fi-La coupons today?

The Colonel January 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

How’d I miss the Chick-fil-a coupons?!?

interested January 24, 2013 at 11:12 am

Amazon. People don’t read before they post, the answer was already posted above.

? January 24, 2013 at 11:25 am

yea, well excuse us if on occasion we might ignore the commenters because it’s hard to know what their actual knowledge of the situation is, or is not.

That being said, why don’t you expound? Are you saying that they are threatening Amazon somehow and that some dipshit over at Amazon thinks Luv Gov. II can do something to them?

About the only thing I can think of that she could try to do is force a sales tax issue on them…and if it was uncovered that she tried to do that over “FITSnews” the shitstorm it would bring would definitely hurt her chances for re-election at the least…I can’t believe she’d be that stupid-but then again it’s alway dangerous to assume how stupid people can be…so there’s that I suppose.

Super Brandon January 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

If the Governor is willing to use what is at her disposal, and is not squeamish…she will succeed.

? January 24, 2013 at 11:27 am

Don’t be so sure….if Will simply EXPOSES THE COMPLETE TRUTH and it’s found that she’s yanking on Amazon’s strings over something so petty as FITSnews then backlash might be bigger than you think.

? January 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

edit: then=the

Raspy January 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

She will be flushed from the Governor’s Mansion like an old turd, after 2014.

billy mike January 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

Sad that we have such an insecure little girl in office. No, pathetic.

xx chromosome January 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I call BS on this. Give us some proof Fits. Otherwise it’s just your word against hers just like when you claimed you had sex with Nikki Haley.

? January 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm

You must be Eunuch Timmy.

billy mike January 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

How did Timmy lose his testicles?

ceilidh10 January 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm

FITS will win. You have the 1st amendment on your side. Freedom is all about voicing your unfettered opinion.

We ain’t China

shifty henry January 25, 2013 at 10:17 pm

…. to Colonel: I don’t eat at KFC since they started breeding their own chickens

Lilly Collette October 23, 2013 at 10:51 am

I don’t give a damn if Nikki goes nuke. If se goes to hell please send me a memo. The bitch failed to lift a hand in a well documented case of public corruption. See, http://lillycollette.blogspot.com


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