Thad Viers’ Burglary Hearing Goes … Fitsy?

Former S.C. Rep. Thad Viers appeared in court this week to face burglary charges … but judging from the mainstream media coverage of his hearing the real star of the show was none other than FITSNews. According to The (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Sun News, S.C. Circuit Court Judge Edward Cottingham accused…

thad viers burglary trial

Former S.C. Rep. Thad Viers appeared in court this week to face burglary charges … but judging from the mainstream media coverage of his hearing the real star of the show was none other than FITSNews.

According to The (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Sun News, S.C. Circuit Court Judge Edward Cottingham accused Viers’ of leaking information about his relationship with barbecue heiress Candace Bessinger to this website. He also threatened to throw anyone in jail who spoke ill of Bessinger.

(For those of you interested in catching up on previous episodes of this South Carolina soap opera, click herehereherehereherehere and here).

“There is some indication based on pretrial that you or somebody on your behalf have used discovery material and provided Fitsnews with it,” Cottingham told Viers. “Without question somebody is trying to besmirch the reputation of that unfortunate victim.”

Wait … “that unfortunate victim?” What?

Thad Viers and Candace Bessinger.
Thad Viers and Candace Bessinger.

Has Viers’ been convicted of anything yet? No. He’s been indicted – but not convicted.

And not only that, isn’t there evidence to suggest Bessinger may have participated in a plot to set up the aspiring politician? Yes. In fact Bessinger was allegedly having an affair with a campaign donor of one of Viers’ former rivals for the seventh congressional district seat.

More to the point – isn’t Cottingham supposed to be impartially presiding over a trial seeking to determine if Bessinger is, in fact, a victim?

Yes … but you wouldn’t know any of that from his comments.

“You listen to me very carefully,” Cottingham told Viers. “If I find that this conduct continues I’m going to blame it on you and I’m going to revoke your bond immediately. If third parties continue to besmirch this victims reputation I’m going to issue a rule to show cause and bring that individual and put him or her in jail. I will not permit any further contact like this with Fitsnews or anybody else. That victim is entitled to her peace.”

Wait … what? Did this crusty geriatric just say he would put anyone in jail who “besmirched” Bessinger’s reputation?

Because that’s sure what it sounded like to us …

Look, we realize old men get horny, particularly when they come in contact with younger woman. And particularly when those younger women have been retrofitted (by Viers, ironically) with ginormous ta-tas. And we understand Crustyham … err, Cottingham … is dying to play the role of dashing hero to this large-chested damsel in distress.

But this old fart needs to check himself – and fast.

First of all, he has absolutely no business threatening people’s First Amendment freedoms simply because he’s trying his damnedest to remember what an erection felt like … however many decades ago that may have been for him. Second, his biased comments at this hearing strike us as grounds for recusal – not to mention an investigation into his competency to remain on the bench.

Oh … and as for Cottingham’s threat to put us in jail, we have three simple words: Bring it on.

Yet while we’re not worried about what this judge can do to us, Viers should probably be shaking in his boots right about now. If convicted of burglary he could face a mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years. And if he’s convicted of stalking and harassing Bessinger, he could face up to eight years in prison.


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toyota Kawaski February 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm

dam it I agree with Fits.
Judge Smails: You know, you should play with Dr. Beeper and myself. I mean, he’s been club champion for three years running and I’m no slouch myself.
Ty Webb: Don’t sell yourself short Judge, you’re a tremendous slouch

Go Fits Go

Yeah, it's me Willam H. Buz/Boz Martin February 8, 2013 at 8:35 am

I was going to wait a few weeks before commenting again on this site under my own name. But the hell with that.

Cottingham has gone WAY off the rails with this. His words convey that he has already convicted Viers. And he is threatening not only the defendant but Folks – and if you read the article, he’s threatening anyone and everyone who comments unfavorably about the alleged “victim” on this site. This is absolute unacceptable.

He should be removed from this case immediately.

Congratulations, Will, for not backing down.

This is total bullshit right here. But typical. TOO damned typical.

hhuuhh?? February 8, 2013 at 11:09 am

The fact Viers’ lawyer didn’t stand up and demand Cottingham’s immediate recusal shows he plans, at taxpayer expense, to go through trial after appeal after trial with this case, keeping it unresolved for years.

Of all the crap that turns up on this site, the idiocy of our judges is the most uncovered.
If we had 3 strikes and they’re off the bench for judges, a strike for every time a decision is overturned for their ignorance of the law, we would not see old men like this still on the handing out “justice”.

Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 11:29 am

I concur! “If we had 3 strikes and they’re off the bench for judges, a strike for every time a decision is overturned for their ignorance of the law, we would not see old men like this still on the handing out “justice”.”

What are the chances that Thad Viers will get a fair trial in SC? IMO slim to none. It wasn’t enough that all the gossip kept him for running for Congressman. They seem hellbent on ruining his entire life – everything from his livelihood to putting him in prison. The best Judges money, power and influence can buy.

I join Buz in extending my congratulations to Will for not backing down.

Swingline February 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm

One problem, Boz, judges don’t convict in criminal cases, the jury does.

Contempt on the other hand…

Original Good Old Boy February 8, 2013 at 1:11 pm

It all depends on the context, but the problem with asking a judge to recuse himself is summed up best in the wisdom from Omar Little on “The Wire.”

“If you come at the king, you better not miss.”

Buz Martin February 8, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Regardless, it was a recklessly prejudicial statement to be issued from the bench. The fact remains that UNDER LAW she is not to be called “the victim”. She is to be called “the ALLEGED victim.”

Where is this statement on my part at fault?

Swingline February 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm

@Boz: “His words convey that he has already convicted Viers.”

To me, that implied you were under the impression that the Judge would be the final arbiter of Thad’s innocence/guilt.

He is not. But if that’s not what you meant to convey, no harm/no foul.

Wethepeople February 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm

You dumb ass Will Folks it’s not mistrail. It’s mistrial. Mistrail is what your old boss, who you used to smooch his brown spot, hiked when he was really in Argentina. Thad will no doubt suffer for collaborating with excrement like you to try and harm poor Candice. She has become the embodiment of that poor girl you attacked that night and hence you were convicted of a felony.

Original Good Old Boy February 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm

It was a typo, dumbass. I can’t stand spelling, grammar, and usage Nazis, especially when they make their own errors. You failed to to use a comma or semi-colon to separate two independent clauses in your last, awkwardly phrased, sentence.

Tiger February 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm

He also missed two commas in the first sentence.

Anonymous February 7, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Mandatory 15 years is huge. I also read the Sun news article and found it striking. I don’t know either one of them but I sure hope they both come to their senses.

ohnonotagain February 7, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Cottingham has certainly changed his ways. A woman, the victim in a domestic violence case who was appearing in court the night after she had been taken from her home by police, was removed post haste. She was in sweats or pajamas, because it was that dire a circumstance.
And he got on her case for dressing inappropriately in his courtroom. I don’t THINK he put her in jail.
But he threatened to.
He was ancient when I heard that story about him, and that was in the last millennia.

Mad February 8, 2013 at 12:58 am

This is what fucking happens when politics and judgeships meet. That is why all judges need to be elected by the public and not by senators or governor.

The Dome February 8, 2013 at 5:35 am

Cottingham has been around much too long!
He was first pushed for a judgeship by the late Senator Jack Lindsey many, many years ago!
He is a dinosaur and should have been gone 25 years ago.
Family Court is an embarrassment and a joke! Throw in about 90% of the other Family Court judges in the state and give them all the door.
I once had a legislator tell me, ” We don’t care if they are qualified or not, we elect them what powerful legislator is pushing them.”

The Colonel February 8, 2013 at 9:54 am

Mad – did you really just say that “This is what … happens when politics and judgeships meet…” and then say “…that is why judges should be elected by the public…?

Do you detect a problem with that logic?

Swingline February 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm

The Colonel is right about that. The last thing you want is a judge that has to worry about keeping his Horry County constituents happy.

Kim Jung Numba Un February 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Electing judges is by far a worse outcome then appointing them. Pick the lesser of the evils. Just go look at the states where judges are elected its terribly corrupted.

What about February 7, 2013 at 11:33 pm

The judge just handed Viers everything he needs for any judgement to be overturned upon appeal. He basically just cut his own balls off.

Viers needs to have some intestinal fortitude here to ride it out, but in the end know that this dumbass is hanging himself. Also, I hope you have some more to this story….so far the text evidence isn’t what it should be.

Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 4:01 am

Yep. The lead in on the texts was much heavier than it should have been if what has been seen is the peak.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

Frank Pytel February 8, 2013 at 4:04 am

I’m not anonymous. WTF. New site is all jacked up.

Have a Great Day!! :) There won’t be many left with the Demlicans and Republicrats in charge.

Frank Pytel

Sarge February 8, 2013 at 7:05 am

Cunningham will not be overturned on appeal. He is an old time Democrat and true blue Toalite to the innith degree. Long time Toal supporter. She’s cover him. He is still around to hear hearings labeled “special” in the PeeDee.

tomstickler February 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm

This was a bail hearing, not a trial on the merits. Any stupid things Cottingham did will have no bearing on trial, let alone any appeals.

GreenvilleLwyr February 7, 2013 at 11:37 pm

You are right.

However, you still may want to rethink taking the family to the Golden Mile this summer. You are easier to throw in jail if you are already there.

Lloyd D February 8, 2013 at 12:14 am

Wil Folks likes to beat up on women and is a convicted wife-beater. And he’s rather short, I stand a full head taller then him. I think his short statue and his balding hair is why he tries to act big on the web, when he’s a rather small man. Wil Folks wouldn’t last 10 minutes in jail without being placed in protectitve custody.

The Colonel February 8, 2013 at 9:56 am

Girlfriend beater, girlfriend, not wife…

Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 11:31 am

Good grief! I saw that article about the poor abused girlfriend…pleeease. That was the most ridiculous case of abuse I have ever read.

not buying it February 8, 2013 at 11:35 am

And you would I guess Lloyd. IMO, anyone who tries to make the assumption that one man couldnt make it in prison because of his size is actually a pussy and couldnt hold his own mud behind bars. I am 5-10 and you may be a foot taller than me too, does that mean I wouldnt be able to handle it either. Freakin schmuck, you think your tough, pfft, pussy.

Old Bike Dude February 8, 2013 at 1:12 am

Those are some serious titties.

Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 3:29 am

Seriously Ginormous!

* Valley Girl Voice*

They’re…like….so BIG…..and round…..

She looks…. like….. a total …. old rich guys stripper girlfriend

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 8, 2013 at 3:32 am

Anon was me.

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 8, 2013 at 3:42 am

Unless Judge Cottingham decides to indict me. Then it wasn’t me. Also some sic pervert hacked my account and called the lovely Ms. Bessinger a “horseface” the other day. My girlfriend, Lennay Kekua will gladly write an affidavit attesting to my veracity .

? February 8, 2013 at 1:48 am

If he issues a ruling to show cause on you Sic ask him if he’ll be wearing his powdered wig and playing the role of prosecutor for the day.

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 8, 2013 at 3:39 am

Unless Judge Cottingham decides to indict me. Then it wasn’t me. Also some sic pervert hacked my account and called the lovely Ms. Bessinger a “horseface” the other day. My girlfriend, Lennay Kekua will gladly write an affidavit attesting to my veracity .

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 8, 2013 at 3:45 am

Sorry for the double post. It’s almost 4:00am. What do you expect?


Fleet February 8, 2013 at 5:47 am

Don’t worry Fits. I’ll bake you a pie with a file in it.

Jeffy01 February 8, 2013 at 7:20 am

Pond…pool….Thad could do pond.

Public Defender February 8, 2013 at 7:31 am

Bessinger is the “victim” right now in the eyes of the law. There are all kinds of victim’s rights that kick in for her via the Victim’s Bill of Rights. Cottingham may be a blow hard but he was correct in referring to her at this stage as the victim.

Oh, and by the way, Viers needs a new attorney.

hhuuhh?? February 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

“unfortunate” victim is a bit much.

Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Who is his attorney?

jimlewis,owb February 8, 2013 at 7:35 am

It would appear when Judge Cuntingham sat down at the bench his truss got hung up and the sudden loss of blood flow to his brains stroked the old bastard out.

However I can’t fault his actions. Hell if the bitch would give me a peek at those titties I would declare her Fucking Chief Justice of the Goddamn South Carolina Supreme Court.

Someone did Truffle Dick a big favor when they chose this Pablum Eater to hear the case.

Yikes! February 8, 2013 at 7:59 am

Geez, Fits, you left out the best part. Here, let me help:

“The prosecutor said Viers is suspected of posting comments containing information about photographs in the woman’s home that hadn’t been released to the public on that linked him to the burglary.

‘In the comments it’s basically railing off against her for what we allege he saw when he broke into her apartment,’ he said.

The state executed ‘several search warrants’ to learn the IP addresses where the comments were made and who the addresses were registered to.”

Did you get served with one of those search warrants?

Smirks February 8, 2013 at 8:14 am

Wait … “that unfortunate victim?” What?

Shut up, Will! Someone’s trying to earn themselves a lifetime of free barbeque!

Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 8:20 am

Free BBQ and serious titties!

Fleet February 8, 2013 at 10:36 am

He must really like mustard based BBQ.

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 8:17 am

…. All this is a hell of a mess for me to wake up to – appears that the judge has already convicted Viers.

I will add one more word ——— FREE SIC WILLIE !

The Colonel February 8, 2013 at 9:58 am

As if anyone would pay for Sic Willie…

pa dump bump…

Philip Branton February 8, 2013 at 10:39 am

Dear Shifty Henry……go back and read the information I left you on the Bobby Harrell story.

Now, Shifty, without Wil FOlks actually telling you or I what to do. (As any “old” legacy media power mogul would do) How would you and I and everyone in this comment section send a message to this JUDGE and Bobby Harrell involving our state’s “Bar-B-Que” while at the same time turning Candace Bessinger into a woman that Oprah would love to interview and launch a Bessinger “takeover” of the Congressional race as a write-in candidate…!? (Talk about a protest VOTE)

Shifty, do you think that Candace reads FITSNEWS or this comment section..!? Shifty, who do you think is better looking? Candace Bessinger or Reece Witherspoon in Washington DC…!?! How would Candace Bessinger actually turn the tables on the media and use her Bar=b-que money to buy up certain advertising on local talk radio and THIS website’s article that YOU and I and SMIRKS comment on….no matter what story Wil tries to cover…!?!

Shifty, once you and Smirks start using your REAL names like I do and start leaving “bread crumbs” for Candace to follow in her write-in campaign……guess who the advertisers are going to start to pay at FITS NEWS….!?!?

Shifty….would you like to introduce yourself to Candace and James Clyburn and the MACE GROUP…!?

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 8:26 am

…. anybody know the age of this judge and his professional (if any) history?

Ugly old man February 8, 2013 at 11:03 am

Narcissitic old bastard. Old time 1950’s-60’s Democrat. He’s in poltical and philosiphical line step with Jean Toal and her ilk.

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 8:31 am

… Are you aware that Lorena Bobbit’s sister was arrested and tried for attempting to slice off her boyfriend’s penis? He jumped at the exact moment and she only nicked it. She was convicted- though it was only for a mis-de-weiner.

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

…. OK, here is my serious question — in a case like this one, exactly when does the information that is posted by Fitsnews become “discovery evidence?”

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 8:46 am

…. For an example, if an attractive woman sends nude photos of herself to me, and I forward them to 50 friends, am I in trouble by violating any laws?

I would think that once I am in possession of said photos, they become my property. This is assuming that no court procedure is in process.

And if those photos were sent to a friend of mine who forwards them to me, is he violating any laws?

Once this attractive woman sends the first photos I don’t believe she has any expectations of privacy, and I would think the same applies to text messages.

SubZeroIQ February 8, 2013 at 8:56 am

To Shifty Henry and Public Defender:
Retired/Active Judge Cottingham’s bio is public on
The Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights does not and CANNOT eliminate the presumption of innocence. An ALLEGED victim is entitled to be notified of and attend hearings and such. But no one has the right to judge someone guilty by simply accusing them.
A case in point is the travesty against Dr. Marie Faltas. She was falsely arrested, imprisoned, and tried for suspecting one Teresa Ingram of being a prostitue and one of Teresa Ingram’s frequest “guests” of being a drug dealer. It turns out both of Dr. Faltas’ suspicions were true AND THE PROSECUTION KNEW IT BEFORE TRIAL and LIED ABOUT IT DURING TRIAL.
But the refusal to refer to someone who accuses as “alleged victim” is a serious constitutional violation AND ALL JUDGES SHOULD BE EDUCATED to stop doing that.
Because FITS might delay this post if it contains a link, here is the transcript of the opening statements of Dr. Faltas’ trial. Dr. Faltas was ulitmately cleared of the harassment charges.
Teresa Ingram now stands accused of drug charges of which Dr. Faltas suspected her.
Here is that part of the transcript:
[15] Opening statements, Ms. Weiss?
[16-17] Ms. Weiss: Thank you, Your Honor. May it please the Court?
[18] The Court: Yes, ma’am.
[19-20] Ms. Weiss: Beg the Court’s indulgence for just a moment.
[21-22] Dr. Faltas: Your Honor, may I look at what she’s putting on before she starts? She’s—
[23-24] The Court: You may move if you wish, but she can press on.
[25] Ms. Weiss: I’m sorry. Do you want to move over here?
[page 6, lines 1-2] Are you one of us or one of them? That’s how Dr. Faltas sees the world.
[3-4] Dr. Faltas: Objection. Objection. She cannot testify to my state of mind.
[5] The Court: Overruled.
[6] Dr. Faltas: Exception.
[7] The Court: Be seated, Dr. Faltas.
[8-9] Ms. Weiss: When Teresa Ingram, the victim in this case—
[10] Dr. Faltas: Objection. Alleged victim.
[11] The Court: All right. Overruled. Be seated.
[12] Dr. Faltas: Exception.
[13-15] Ms. Weiss: When Teresa Ingram, the victim in this case, refused to assist Dr. Faltas to testify in her case against the landlords at her apartment complex—
[16-17] Dr. Faltas: Objection. Your Honor, the solicitor is testifying. The solicitor is testifying from the get-go.
[18-19] The Court: The objection is overruled. You may be seated.
[20] Dr. Faltas: Exception.
[21-] Ms. Weiss: When Teresa Ingram refused to assist Dr. Faltas in testifying for her against the landlords of their apartment complex or apartment buildings, Teresa Ingram became one of them, and by becoming one of them, she became the target of the unending harassment by—
[page 7, line 1] Dr. Faltas: Objection.
[2] Ms. Weiss:—doctor—
[3] The Court: Objection is overruled, ma’am.
[4] Dr. Faltas: Exception.
[5-12] Ms. Weiss: She became the target of the harassment, unending harassment, of Dr. Marie Assa’ad Faltas. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Heather Weiss, and I, along with Alexander Campbell, represent the State of South Carolina and the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office. The Fifth Circuit encompasses both Richland and Kershaw Counties, and it’s our honor to be here before you today representing the State and Teresa Ingram in this matter.
[13-19] First of all, I would like to thank you for being here. Without you, the system would break down. I know there are plenty of places that each of you would rather be other than sitting here in this courtroom, but I want to thank you for your attention in the matter, for your willingness to be here, and thank you for the attention I know you will give us as we go through this trial.
[20-23] I’ll start off by pointing out that Dr. Faltas is representing herself. She is constitutionally allowed to do that. I just ask that you not hold that against the State. Dr.—
[24 – page 8, line 1] Dr. Faltas: Objection. We’ve already had the voir dire, and they said that they will not hold it against the State. There is no reason for her to go over it again.
[2] The Court: Opening statements. Overruled.
[3] Dr. Faltas: Exception.
[4-6] Ms. Weiss: Dr. Faltas has been afforded every right as every citizen to be represented by counsel, and she has chosen to go forward pro se.
[7] Dr. Faltas: Your Honor—
[8] The Court: The objection is overruled.
[9-12] Ms. Weiss: That is her choice, and she may proceed that way, but we’re here, Mr. Campbell and myself, representing the State. We ask you not to hold that against the State as we proceed through this trial.
[13 – page 9, line 5] We’re here today on an indictment against Dr. Faltas. This indictment is not evidence, but it provides the Court with notice of what we’re here about. The indictment reads, “At a court of general sessions convened on January 13th, 2010, the grand jurors of Richland County presented upon their oath harassment first degree, that Marie Assa’ad Faltas did in Richland County on or between February 2009 and November 2009 in a pattern of two or more acts intentionally, substantially, and unreasonably intrude into the private life of the victim, Teresa Ingram, causing her to suffer mental distress: To wit, repeatedly following and/or surveilling and/or making unwanted contact and/or other activity, serving no legitimate purpose, all in violation of Section 16-3-1700, 16-3-1720, code of laws of the South Carolina, 1976 as amended, against the peace and dignity of the State and contrary to the statute in such case made and provided,” signed Warren B. — or W. Barney Giese, the solicitor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit.
[6-8] Now, what is this law that we’re going to be presenting evidence about? It is the State’s burden to prove to you beyond a—
[9-11] Dr. Faltas: Your Honor, I object to the solicitor giving the jury the law. It’s Your Honor’s position to give the jury the law.
[12] The Court: The solicitor may proceed.
[13-23] Ms. Weiss: Thank you, Your Honor. It is the State’s burden to prove to you beyond a reasonable doubt that Dr. Marie Assa’ad Faltas is guilty of harassment in the first degree. To do that, we must prove the elements of the harassment statute. Specifically, Section 16-3-1700, Subsection A., first we must show that there’s a pattern. Pattern is defined in the statute. It’s defined as two or more acts occurring over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose, basically meaning that what she’s doing is connected one to the other, specifically targeting the victim. Second—
[24] Dr. Faltas: Objection. Alleged victim.
[25] Ms. Weiss: Second — I’m sorry, Your Honor.
[page 10, line 1] The Court: Proceed.
[2-9] Ms. Weiss: Second, it must be an intentional, substantial, and unreasonable intrusion into the private life of a targeted person. Very specific in the statute, it must be a targeted person, and, ladies and gentlemen, we’ll submit to you that that targeted person is Teresa Ingram. It must serve no legitimate purpose, and it must cause the person and would cause a person, a reasonable person in her position, to suffer mental distress or emotional distress.
[10-14] I believe it’s going to be important in this case it’s going to be that it serves no legitimate purpose. Preparing for this opening and for this case, I looked up legitimate, just trying to find the general definitions of the word.
[15-17] Dr. Faltas : Your Honor, once again, the prosecutor cannot instruct the jury on the law and the definition of the law and the meaning of the law. I strongly—
[18] The Court: The objection is overruled.
[19] Ms. Weiss: Thank you, Your Honor.
[20] Dr. Faltas: Exception.
[21 – page 11, line] Ms. Weiss: Legitimate, according to Black’s Law Dictionary means that which is lawful, legal, recognized by law or according to law. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, it also has the law version as well as that conforming or recogniz — conforming to the recognized principles or accepted rules and standards, and that’s going to be what we as the State are going to ask you to look at.
[3-7] The State intends to prove to you there are numerous examples of conduct which meet the harassment statute. Dr. Faltas may have reasons for some of her conduct, but I submit to you and will submit to you again in closing arguments they’re not legitimate purposes.
[8-19] The statute then goes on to explain conduct which may be considered and in considering whether someone is guilty of harassment. Harassment in the first degree may include, but is not limited to, following the targeted person as she moves from location to location, visual or physical contact that is initiated, maintained, or repeated after the person has been provided oral or written notice that the contact is unwanted or after the victim has filed an incident report with a law enforcement agency. And, finally, surveillance of or the maintenance of a presence near the targeted person’s residence. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I’ll go ahead and—
[20-21] Dr. Faltas: Your Honor, I object again to this continuing the solicitor—
[22-24] The Court: Well, you don’t need to repeat objection again to something you’ve already objected to. The objection is overruled once again.
[25] Dr. Faltas: Exception. It keeps getting worse.
[page 12, lines 1-14] Ms. Weiss: I’m going to go ahead and let you know there are two residences that you heard mentioned during the jury voir dire: 300 and 304 Byron Road. Those are two quadruplexes that are next to each other. Dr. Faltas resided in one of the quadruplexes, and Teresa Ingram resided in the other. They are near each other in proximity. However, I submit to you they are not the same residence nor are they the same building, and there’s no reason the two of them should — the two people residing in separate quadruplexes should have to meet once oral or written notice that the contact was unwanted has been made or at least a law enforcement report has been filed. Things are clear. The buildings are separate enough that could remain separate, and we will provide you with that testimony.
[15-25] The next step is how we intend to prove this case to you. We will be putting up witnesses. Now, Dr. Faltas is pro se. However, as the judge will instruct you, nothing that she says in opening, nothing that I say in opening, but nothing that she says in her opening, no question that she asks in direct or cross-examination or anything said in closing is evidence in this case. The only evidence that you may consider is evidence that comes from this witness stand, the testimony of witnesses, or evidence that you are actually provided to take back with you when deliberating, and I ask you to remember that as this trial progresses.
[page 13, lines 1-3] In order to prove that Dr. Faltas is guilty of harassment, we intend to give you first the victim in the case, Teresa Ingram.
[4] Dr. Faltas: Objection. Alleged victim.
[5] Ms. Weiss: The victim — I’m sorry.
[6] The Court: Proceed.
[7-12] Ms. Weiss: The victim will take the witness stand, and she will tell you about the unending harassment that she has undergone over nine months in 2009. That harassment began escalating as the months went on, becoming worse and worse and worse until November of 2009 when this case – this charge was brought.
[13-15] Once you have heard from Teresa Ingram, you will hear from her friends and family members. These are people who have no desire to be in court today or this week.
[16-17] Dr. Faltas: Objection about her testifying about peoples’ state of mind, Your Honor.
[18] The Court: Proceed.
[19-23] Ms. Weiss: Thank you. They have lives, they have jobs, and they have families, yet they are being brought to court today or this week because they are friends and family members of Teresa Ingram who have been accosted, who have been photographed, who have been direct—
[24] Dr. Faltas: Objection.
[25] The Court: Overruled.
[page 14, lines 1-6] Ms. Weiss: — – directed and who have been victims, along with Teresa Ingram, and witnesses to the harassment that has been going on to Teresa Ingram. You will hear from each of them of their experiences that they have undergone over that same time period.
[6-12] Next, you’ll hear from law enforcement, not just the City of Columbia. You’ll hear from the City of Columbia officers, Richland County officers, and investigators that have been called out by both the victim as well as Dr. Faltas and what they have experienced in dealing with this situation and trying to deal with this situation. And then finally you hear from Investigator Blanton.
[13-19] Investigator Blanton was brought into the case merely by receiving an incident report. One report she had no idea what was behind it. When she started investigating the one report, she found more and more information, and you’ll hear all of this testimony. And she is the one that was able to put together the time line of events that you will hear about in this trial.
[20-25] And, ladies and gentlemen, when all of the evidence has been submitted, when you have heard all the testimony, when you go back into the jury deliberation room, I submit to you that you will know beyond a reasonable doubt that Dr. Marie Assa’ad Faltas is guilty of harassment in the first degree. Thank you.
[page 15, line 1] The Court: Dr. Faltas?
[2-7] Dr. Faltas: Good afternoon, friends. Mrs. Helms, the court reporter, requested that I do this because she cannot hear me very well, and sometimes when she cannot hear she goes into facial expressions and earlier she did and she said that she didn’t mean to and she hopes this doesn’t influence you.
[8-13] You have already been subjected to unfair influence by the solicitor. The solicitor represents the entire State of South Carolina. She works for an office that has a budget of $30 million a year. She can do whatever she wants. She can frame somebody, and no one can sue her because she has immunity.
[14-22] The police officers have guns that are paid by society, and no one can do anything to them. You have seen example after example recently of people being framed. You have seen in Durham, North Carolina, the district attorney; his name is Mike Nifong. And there were three lacrosse players from Duke University, and the woman just said, “They raped me.” And there was no — even after the D.N.A. from them, the D.N.A. proved not to be from them. The prosecutor continued to falsely accuse.
[23 – page 16, line 4] You have seen the late singer Michael Jackson. He was being charitable to a little boy, and because his family wanted money from Michael Jackson, they falsely accused Michael Jackson of sexually molesting that little child. And there was a jury trial, and the jury trial found Michael Jackson not guilty. But it does affect people. He died shortly a few years after that.
[5-10] You have seen here in South Carolina Joseph Cardinal Bernardine. Someone in Ohio — something (sic) filed a lawsuit against him alleging that he had molested him while he was a child 30 years ago. These things are very easy to fake, and I alone — I believe God is with me and the truth is with me, and I hope you keep an open mind to the truth.
[11-21] When witnesses will be called, they will have to swear on the Bible, and let me tell you three stories from the Bible. One of them is the story of Joseph. There is the Joseph of the Old Testament and the Joseph of the New Testament. His brothers wanted to kill him because he was very smart and he was their father’s favorite, and at the last minute they changed their mind and said: Let’s throw him into a pit and then let’s sell him to essentially some slave caravan, and he was taken into bondage into Egypt. He was alone, alone in a foreign land, and he worked very hard and God was with him and everything he did prospered.
[22-24] And he was the assistant to Potiphar, the Pharaoh’s second in command, so to speak, and Potiphar’s wife propositioned Joseph. She said, “Come lie in bed with me.”
[25 – page 17, line 10] And he said, “No, no. I cannot do that. I cannot breach your husband’s trust,” and she pulled his cloth from him to make him lie with her, and he ran without the cloth. And what did she do? She falsely pretended to her husband that it was Joseph who had propositioned her and the proof is the cloth that she had. She had taken his cloth from him and used it against him. She was the one who did wrong but he – but accused him of doing the wrong she wanted him to do and he refused to do, and he was taken and put in prison. And do you know why? Because he was alone and a foreigner. He was alone and a foreigner.
[11-15] This is no different. I am an Egyptian alone here in Columbia, alone in South Carolina, and the entire might of the City of Columbia with all its officers with guns at their side, the entire budget of the solicitor’s office has been brought down on me.
[16-23] Let me tell you another story from the Bible, and that is the story of David. He saw Bathsheba who was a beautiful woman bathing, and he got lust for her. And he asked, “Who is this beautiful woman?” And they told him, “She is the wife of Uriah the Hittite,” and he said, “Bring him to me.” And he contrived to put Uriah the Hittite in the front of the battle, conspiracy, so that he gets killed and he did get killed.
[24 – page 18, line 7] And God sent Nathan, the prophet, and gave David this example. He told him there was a rich man who had a lot of cattle and a lot of goods and a big house and everything, and next to him was a poor man who had only one kid, one little goat, and the rich man got a visitor and he wanted to lay a feast for the visitor, give him something to eat. And instead of taking one of his many flocks of the rich man’s flocks, he took — he went and took that one kid goat from the poor man and slaughtered it and served it to his guests.
[8-11] “So what do you think of that?” Nathan the prophet asked King David? And King David said, “That man shall surely die. This is a horrible thing to do.” And then Nathan told him, “You are that man.” And that was God punishing David.
[12-16] Do you know how God punished David? David had two sons. One of them killed each other, and the one who killed the other took one of David’s wife (sic) for his wife. God put total strife in David’s house to punish him for doing something so horrible.
[17-23] What you will see here is that a woman by the name of Dinah Steele bought two buildings, two quadruplexes. Each one has four identical apartments, so she has eight identical apartments altogether. One is on 300 Byron Road, and the other is on 304 Byron Road. You will see that she was renting the six apartments, each of the six identical apartments, for less than $400 a month.
[24 – page 19, line 2] You will see that when I looked to rent one of the other two vacant ones, she said, “It’s $550.” And I did not know that she was renting to the others for more — for less. I’m sorry. And why did she do that? Because I’m a foreigner.
[3-5] And then you will see that my mother and I bought a sliver of land so I can build on it what, God willing, may be South Carolina’s [fisrt] completely solar house.
[6-12] You will see that after I bought it, mother and I bought it, we discovered – and we didn’t know before then – that the sewer lines from Dinah Steele’s building had been run across the land that we bought, and you will see that the reason it was done this way is for them to avoid paying the sewer fee when it was first built and that they continue to not pay the city the monthly sewer bill.
[13-19] How did they get away with it? Because in the City of Columbia sewer is not metered separately. Only the water usage is metered, and the sewer bill is a multiplier of the water usage. So because the sewer connections were in a roundabout way, no one knew. Not even the City of Columbia knew that she was getting sewer service and not paying for it, and certainly neither mother nor I knew that.
[20-25] And we closed on that piece of land, a very small piece of land. That’s — it didn’t even have an address. It was a piece of another property, and that case will come later. And thank God I had to get all the permits and all to make it buildable, and its address is 324 Byron Road and it’s right next to 304 Byron Road.
[page 20, lines 1-7] And we closed on that property on March 3rd, 2009. It was registered and the address was assigned on March 9th, 2009. I’m sorry. March 6, 2009. You will you will see that on March 12th, 2009, Dinah Steele discovered that I had bought that property and she knew – I didn’t know – but she knew that if I were to start building on it, I would discover the sewer scheme that she has.
[8-12] And she and one man called Larry Mason, they pretend to be married, but you will see that they are not married, and it doesn’t matter whether they are married or not married. What matters is that before several courts they went under oath and swore that they were married.
[13] You will see that they immediately tried to bully me.
[14-17] They wanted this land which is the only thing I have, and my only hope is to build according to my own inventions and with my own hands some place I can live in where no one will discriminate against me or try to push me around.
[18-21] You will see that on March 12th he called me by phone, Larry Mason did, and said, “Why don’t you go back where you came from, you Egyptian bitch?” And you will see that he said, “I will evict you from the apartment you’re renting.”
[22-24] You will see that that day at 10:30 he came and knocked hard on my door, that I was frightened and had to call the police, and put an eviction notice on me. And that was a Thursday.
[25 – page 21, line 9] You will see that on Friday, March 13th, they went to the City of Columbia and tried to get the zoning permit that I got to build on that small piece of property revoked. You will see that on Saturday, March 14th, 2009, they went and tried to collect petitions from the neighbors saying that we don’t want this person building in our neighborhood. You will also see that on March 14th, 2009, he tried to have me arrested under a false claim that I had stolen a rusty sign that had been dumped on the land that I bought and had been sitting there for two or three years.
[10-19] You will also see that the City of Columbia investigated and found out that I had not stolen anything. You will see that after that he tried to get me deported by falsely telling everybody that I was an illegal alien. You will see that when the immigration authorities told him: Number one, no, she is not an illegal alien; she is well documented. She went by the law. She is residing here according to law. And, number two, you cannot get private information from her files — he wrote to what he called 16 senators and congressmen, and they were all lies.
[20 – page 22, line 1] You will also see that he wrote to the Department of Motor Vehicles that my driver’s license should be canceled because I am an illegal alien. You will see that the Department of Motor Vehicles wrote to me again requesting a copy of my green card or Certificate of Naturalization, and that I faxed the response to their request immediately and they checked it and found that I’m okay.
[2-8] You will also see that he went and falsely told the Social Security Administration that my elderly mother is dead and that I am fraudulently taking her Social Security checks for myself. You will see that the Social Security Administration checked into that and found that, thank God, my mother is still alive, and neither she nor I did anything wrong. So that didn’t work.
[9-18] You will also find that Dinah Steele falsely accused me of trespassing in my own apartment. You will also see that she tried to make up charges that I assaulted her, and she couldn’t prove it. Well, then what is it that they could use against me? What she put here: An unconstitutional law, a law unworthy of the United States, a law that is only worthy of Stalin’s Russia, of Saddam Hussein, of the Taliban. The law says that if you look at somebody twice — that’s the law that she put for you — within a short period of time, then you’re a criminal.
[19 – page 23, line 3] And why did they choose that? Because how can you disprove it? Someone can come in here and tell you this foreigner, this Egyptian bitch as they called me many times, looked at me twice after I asked her not to look at me. And then they will ask you to put me in prison for that, and whom did they choose to present these falsehoods for you? They chose this person sitting there looking hatefully at me who has done what? She has two felony convictions proving moral turpitude. She and two of her friends—
[4] Ms. Weiss: Objection, Your Honor.
[5] The Court: The objection is sustained.
[6] Ms. Weiss: Thank you.
[7] Dr. Faltas: Your Honor—
[8] The Court: You cannot go into the details of any convictions.
[9-10] Dr. Faltas: I thought Your Honor said that I may do that.
[11-12] The Court: No, you cannot go into the details of any convictions at this time. Proceed.
[13] Dr. Faltas: Could I say what the convictions are?
[14] The Court: You’ve said it already.
[15] Dr. Faltas: I don’t think I did, Your Honor.
[16] The Court: All right.
[17] Dr. Faltas: But may I repeat it?
[18] The Court: Proceed.
[19-24] Dr. Faltas: Thank you. She had two convictions of credit card fraud, of forging someone’s signature on a credit card, and of taking goods by fraud. These are felonies evidencing dishonesty. You will also see that the friends and family that she claims were inconvenienced by me have long lists—
[25] Ms. Weiss: Objection, Your Honor.
[page 24, line 1] The Court: Basis for the objection?
[2-4] Ms. Weiss: Improper use of records that are not in evidence, Your Honor. They have not been settled by the Court. Witnesses who have not testified and may not testify.
[5-8] Dr. Faltas: Your Honor, if she — may I respond? She promised in her opening statement that the witnesses will testify. If the witnesses will not be testifying, it’s because of their horrendous criminal records.
[9] The Court: I’m overruling the objection.
[10] Dr. Faltas: Thank you.
[11] The Court: You may proceed.
[12-14] Dr. Faltas: Thank you, Your Honor. You will see that the friends and family that she claims were inconvenienced by me have horrendous criminal records including drug dealing – – –
[15] Ms. Weiss: Objection, Your Honor.
[16] Dr. Faltas: Including assaults.
[17] Ms. Weiss: Objection, Your Honor.
[18] The Court: Basis for the objection?
[19-20] Ms. Weiss: Improper characterization of false — false characterization of records.
[21] Dr. Faltas: Well, I can pull the records now.
[22-23] The Court: The objection is overruled. You may proceed.
[24] Dr. Faltas: Thank you. Thank you, Your Honor.
[25 – page 25, line 6] The Court: Ladies and gentlemen, I want to caution you that what the parties are now saying is not evidence. Evidence will take — will come from the witness stand. What Ms. Weiss says is not evidence. What Dr. Faltas is now saying is not evidence. Evidence is sworn testimony and other items allowed in evidence by the Court. You may proceed.
[7-23] Dr. Faltas: Thank you, Your Honor. You will see that those so-called guests and family have criminal records, frightening criminal records, which manifested themselves towards me. One of them threatened to beat me and in a way to rape me. In fact, he grabbed his crotch in the parking lot, looked at me and said, “I will take a picture of you sucking this.” You will see that I was afraid of this man.
[14-16] You will see that the only thing I asked: That I be protected from this man and from others who made threats at me.
[17-23] You will see that the City of Columbia Police Department is totally corrupt. We have recently seen where they went into a high prostitution area and someone who worked for the Attorney General’s office has his secretary who was the wife of the police officer, and the police officer caught him with a prostitute and then he told him, “Oh, I am your wife’s boss,” and he let him go, and the news media picked up on it.
[24 – page 26, line 5] You will see many examples of police corruption in this case. You will see that this Investigator Blanton was possibly bribed, and how was she bribed? Two ways. Most police officers double as security guards in grocery stores or other establishments. The other thing is many police officers and law enforcement officers, after they retire, they work for detective agencies.
[6-15] You will see that Larry Mason has a detective agency that he’s getting out of and offered to Investigator Blanton to let her take it over if she helps him against me. You will see that Investigator Blanton lied time after time after time. You will see that she had a police report by Teresa Ingram saying that one of her ex-boyfriends was threatening to kill her and that he had made her life miserable the four months preceding it, and, instead, Investigator Blanton didn’t tell anybody about that. Instead, she falsely pretended that I was making Teresa Ingram’s life miserable.
[16-25] You will see that Investigator Blanton pulled the criminal record and the driving record of another tenant in that building. Her name is Charlene Crouch, and she was on the list. And you will see that Charlene Crouch has convictions of criminal domestic violence, of driving while impaired, of getting her driver’s license suspended, of use of drugs and many other things. And you will see that knowing that, knowing that, Investigator Blanton wrote a report that Charlene Crouch is afraid to testify because she’s afraid of me.
[page 27, lines 1-6] She wasn’t afraid of me. I have nothing. I have no guns, no money, no anything. I only have God. I only have my education, and I only have my character. I’m a physician. I also hold a Master’s of Public Health degree, and I speak four languages, but I haven’t been in practice for about 18 years for health and for other reasons.
[7-13] This, ladies and gentlemen, is the example that Nathan gave to David. This woman, Dinah Steele, has those two buildings. She has a Jaguar, a Corvette, two trucks, a hair styling business, a whole lot. It would have cost her a few thousand dollars, definitely under $10,000, to move her sewer lines from my land, and that would have been the legal thing and the right thing to do.
[14-18] It would have been a few hundred dollars a month, only less under $2,000 a year for her to be fair and to charge me the same rent as everybody else. But, no. It’s the rich man who has a lot of cattle and has a lot of things, instead taking the one little kid goat that the poor man had.
[19-23] This is how it was before in the Bible. It says there is nothing new under the sun. All of this was seen before: Someone trying to — someone doing something wrong and then accusing the victim of doing it. Someone who is rich taking the one thing that the poor person has.
[24 – page 28, line 9] And I told you I will tell you three stories from the Bible. The third story is that of Zacchaeus. He was a tax collector, and he was a man who oppressed people, and he wanted to become converted and to become Christian. And he was a short man, so he climbed over the roof to see Jesus Christ. And Jesus Christ knew that Zacchaeus had genuine repentance, and what did Zacchaeus do? He didn’t say: Okay, I’m sorry for what I did. Bye-bye. He said: Everything I did wrong to somebody, every money I took from somebody unjustly I will give back four times, and I will give half my money to the poor.
[10-14] You will see those people never repented. They kept more and more and more. What’s the difference between telling one lie and telling a hundred lies? There is no difference. If your conscience allows you to tell one lie, it will allow you to tell a hundred lies.
[15-18] You will see that Teresa Ingram so upset me. She would constantly flip her finger at me and call me bitch and threaten me, and all I would do is cross myself, say the Lord’s prayer, or say hail Mary and not say anything.
[19-25] You will see that after all the schemes of Dinah Steele and Larry Mason didn’t work out and there was going to be an eviction trial before another jury and you’ve heard Amanda of the panel who said that she was on the jury in the magistrate’s court in that case but didn’t get picked, and the trial was for September 29th until — it was to start on September 29th, 2009.
[page 29, lines 1-6] You will see that it is right before then the first report, fake as it is, was on September 24th. Yes, September 24th, 2009. Why? They were trying to get me arrested before I go to trial in the eviction and say, no, I have not done anything wrong in the eviction. They were charging me more than everybody else because I’m a foreigner.
[7-10] You will see that Teresa Ingram, who pretends to be a victim of mine, lied under oath several times in that trial. Why wouldn’t she? She previously forged somebody else’s signature and used their card to get clothes for herself.
[11-17] You will see that Larry Mason used his employees to file false statements against me. Why wouldn’t he? Once he lied about something, why not lie about everything? There was no return now. He had lied about my being an illegal alien. He had lied about my mother being dead. He had lied about my not being required to have my — my not having a right to have a driver’s license.
[18-20] They continued to lie about being married. They lied about the rent that they were charging others. There is no return. Once they start lying, why not continue?
[21 – page 30, line 3] But you can — I’ll tell you something. It is not that the liar cannot tell a truth. A liar can tell the truth once in a while, but a truthful person cannot tell a lie. Once you will see clear lies that they have told, it won’t mean that one thing or another may not be true that they say, but how can you tell that? How can you tell? You know that they have lied. And experienced liars know how to look very good while they are lying. You shouldn’t believe anything they say.
[4-13] I’ll tell you one more story from the Bible. King David’s son, actually from that same woman who used to be married to someone else, she had a pregnancy, and to punish King David, that first baby died. But then the second baby grew up to be King Solomon, and when Solomon became king over Israel, he prayed to God and said, “God, I’m a young king and I’m over all Your people. Please give me wisdom.” And God said, “I am so pleased that you didn’t ask for things for yourself; you asked for wisdom.” And God gave King Solomon a lot of wisdom.
[14-20] And the Bible tells us this story. There were two prostitutes who lived in the same house, and both of them got pregnant and each one delivered their baby three days apart, and there was no one else in the house. And a few days later one of them in her sleep rolled over the baby, and the baby died. So she went and took the other woman’s live baby as if it were her son and put her dead son next to the other woman.
[21-23] And the other woman woke up and she looked — she began to suckle the baby and found that it was dead and found that it doesn’t look like her baby.
[24 – page 31, line 2] She called her roommate, her housemate, so to speak: Give me my baby. And she said, no, it’s my baby. So they went to King Solomon, and each of the women said, no, this is – – my baby is the live one; her baby is the dead one.
[3-7] And King Solomon said, “Get me a sword.” And they got him a sword and he said since I cannot tell — in those days they had no photographs, no D.N.A., no paternity tests, no maternity tests, no recordings, no anything. He said, “Get me a sword,” and they gave him a sword.
[8-14] And he said, “What I’ll do, since I don’t know, I’ll split the baby in two and give half of it to each woman.” And one woman said, “Okay. That’s fine.” And the other woman said, “No, please don’t do that. That will kill him. Give the baby to the other woman and let him live.” And he said, “Now I know you’re the real mother. You have the baby.”
[15-23] How did he know that? He knew it by the wisdom that God gave him, and I pray for you that God gives you wisdom. She is going to falsely pretend that I harassed her. How will you know that she’s lying? You will know that she is lying because you’ll know she has a history of doing dishonest things before, that her friends and family have a history of doing dishonest things before, and most of all you will see that I have no motive to do any of this, absolutely no motive to do any of what she pretends.
[24 – page 32, line 8] I need to be very, very, very stupid to have done anything of what she claims I did. If she said she wasn’t going to testify for me, would any person in their right mind think that by looking at her I was going to get her to testify for me? Does that make any sense? Of course it doesn’t. But they thought that by her doing those things to me, she can get me to move out from my apartment and to abandon my land and not build on it so they can continue to keep their sewer lines under which the sewer lines should not be there.
[9-14] I don’t think everyone is out to get me. I think everyone is out — most everyone is out to get money, and it’s okay to get money by hard work, but it’s not okay to get money by stealing it from someone else. You will see that Teresa Ingram loves clothes, and she bought some clothes by stealing someone else’s credit card or she tried to.
[15-23] You will see that Larry Mason and Dinah Steele love money, and they tried to do it by stealing from me by charging me more rent than everybody else, by using my land to which they have no right. And I’m standing here before you. Do you know what they did to me? After they tried to evict me and they tried to get my special zoning permit revoked and all of that I filed a civil lawsuit against them, and a civil lawsuit is different from a criminal matter. I represent myself in that matter.
[24 – page 33, line 5] And there was a hearing held on December 1st, 2009, and His Honor, the Honorable Judge Clifton Newman, is presiding over this case. There is another judge in this court. The Honorable Alison Renee Lee heard my motion for a preliminary injunction. She heard from Larry Mason. She heard from other witnesses and she heard from me, and Her Honor issued an order which will be read to you.
[6-16] Her Honor found, as a matter of fact — when it’s a preliminary injunction hearing, the judge sits as if she were both His Honor and you, meaning she finds both the facts and the law, and Her Honor found, as a matter of fact, that Larry Mason and Dinah Steele were harassing me. She found, as a matter of fact, that they did all those things to me and more, that they tried to have me deported, that they falsely tried to have my mother’s Social Security checks cut off, that they tried to have my driver’s license canceled, and many other things. She also found, as a matter of fact, that they were telling the neighbors to do bad things to me.
[17] That will be read to you. That all will be read to you.
[18-24] That hearing was held before Her Honor on December 1st, 2009, because it takes quite a long time for something to come to court. And do you know what happened the next day? Larry Mason, this Investigator Blanton, maybe seven or eight people from the Columbia Police Department, all with guns, came to my apartment, and that was Wednesday, December 2nd, and one of them said, “If you don’t open the door, we’ll break it.”
[25 – page 34, line 2] And I was in my home minding my business, and he took my hands, put them behind me, and put shackles in them and I couldn’t move. I couldn’t do anything.
[3] And they ransacked my apartment. They ransacked my car.
[4-9] They took from my apartment and my car everything that is a tape, a camera, a computer, a zip drive, a video, a picture, a negative. They took everything. Why did they do that? They did it because my lawsuit against Dinah Steele and Larry Mason was going well. They wanted to deprive me of the computer which I use to write documents for court.
[10-13] I am the oldest of three girls. We are three girls. All three of us are physicians. I’m like a nun except that I’m not in a convent, but my two sisters are also physicians and they are also married to physicians and they are in Ohio.
[14-21] One sister is a year and a half younger than I am. The other is 16 years younger than I am, and I was a medical student because in our country of Egypt there is no college between high school and medical school. Those of us who have, you know, very tremendously high — high scores upon graduation from high school can go directly from high school to medical school which is like the British system except that the medical school is seven years.
[22 – page 35, line 1] So I was a medical student when my baby sister was learning her first words, and some of her first words were medical words because that’s what she was hearing my sister and I talk about, and I had tapes of my baby sister’s first words.
[2-7] I also had tapes of my late father’s last words, and they took all of them, all of them. And do you know why? Because they knew they were having Ingram stand under my balcony and tell me, go and shout, Go back to where you came from, you Egyptian bitch. They wanted to find if I had taped any of this and take it away from me.
[8-13] Then once they took me to prison, they said: We don’t want her to get out of prison until she gets a mental examination. And do you know what Heather Weiss, who stood here before you and told you that I broke the law, did? She called the mental health examiner and gave him seven lies about me.
[14] Ms. Weiss: Objection, Your Honor.
[15] The Court: The objection is sustained.
[16-17] Dr. Faltas: May I ask what the basis of the objection is, Your Honor?
[18-19] The Court: No character assassination of opposing counsel.
[20-21] Dr. Faltas: All right. May I say what she said to the medical—
[22-23] The Court: No. You may proceed. The objection is sustained.
[24] Dr. Faltas: Thank you.
[25] The Court: Proceed.
[page 36, lines 1-3] Dr. Faltas: Your Honor, I take exception to you saying that I assassinated her character. I—
[4] The Court: Pardon me?
[5] Dr. Faltas: I take exception to Your Honor saying that I —
[6-7] The Court: Turn a round and address the jury. The objection is sustained.
[8-9] Dr. Faltas: Thank you. Okay. She called that mental health examiner- —
[10] Ms. Weiss: Objection, Your Honor.
[11-13] Dr. Faltas: I’m not saying anything except what she admitted that she told him, Your Honor.
[14] The Court: Objection is overruled.
[15-17] Dr. Faltas: Thank you. She told him that my mother is dead and that I live in a delusion that she’s alive. She told him that my father– –
[18] Ms. Weiss: Objection, Your Honor.
[19] The Court: Basis for the objection?
[20-22] Ms. Weiss: Your Honor, opposing counsel is not on trial here. This is not anything that has been admitted to. It’s been heard by Your Honor and already decided on. I don’t think this is relevant to the case.
[23-24] Dr. Faltas: May I respond? Before Your Honor she did admit that she called the mental health examiner, and she claimed that she got that information from the bond hearing.
[page 37, 1-2] The Court: The objection is sustained. It’s not relevant to what the evidence will show in the trial.
[3-10] Dr. Faltas: Exception, Your Honor. They did that because the law says that someone who gets arrested on a charge of harassment cannot get out of jail unless there is a mental examination, and the mental examination shows them to be not a danger to themselves or to others. You can be — somebody can be arrested for murder, and there is no requirement that they undergo mental examination before being released on bail.
[11-16] In fact, recently, like in the past three or four years or so, there was a prominent lawyer. His name was Dewain Herring. He went to a strip club. And when he started misbehaving and was told to leave, he went back and shot the manager of the strip club. He killed him. He was out on bail. He wasn’t required to have a mental examination.
[17-22] But someone whom someone else falsely pretends that I looked at her twice and got arrested? I got put in jail and I was required to undergo a mental examination, and they tried to rig that mental examination. I saw with my own eyes what the first mental examiner wrote that the solicitor told him.
[23] Ms. Weiss: Objection, Your Honor.
[24] The Court: The objection is sustained.
[25] Ms. Weiss: Thank you.
[page 38, line 1] Dr. Faltas: Exception, Your Honor. And then—
[2-3] The Court: Dr. Faltas, you have five more minutes of opening statement.
[4-8] Dr. Faltas: Thank you, Your Honor. They also said that I cannot go back to my apartment, and I have been out of my apartment for almost 90 days now. I have no clothes. I have so many things that I cannot have. I keep on paying rent in my apartment, and I cannot go back.
[9-14] And one night it was going to be freezing, and I called the police to accompany me so I can get a coat from my apartment. They said, “Okay. We will come. Wait for us.” And they didn’t come. And then they said, “Call us the next day,” and I called them the next day and they didn’t come. They said, “Call us the next day,” and one—
[15] Ms. Weiss: Objection, Your Honor. Relevance.
[16-17] Dr. Faltas: Your Honor, one of her witnesses is the same Sergeant Auld who falsely arrested me the second time.
[18] The Court: Objection sustained.
[19 – page 39, line 2] Dr. Faltas: Exception. You will see that it’s a slippery slope. They saw that I’m not a pushover. Ladies and gentlemen, Rosa Parks was not a pushover. They told her to get off that bus. She said, “No, I will not get off the bus.” They took her to prison. Mahatma Gandhi, they told him to stop; he didn’t stop. They took him to prison. Dr. Martin Luther King. Amy Carter, the daughter of President Carter, she demonstrate — she participated in a demonstration against Apartheid and she was arrested.
[3-7] All I’m doing is standing up for my right to be treated equally in housing and in many other things and to build on my own land. You will see that this is a conspiracy of lies after lies after lies after lies because once they started, there is no stopping.
[8-11] We have seen what happened with President Clinton. He told a lie. Then he asked people to tell lies and more lies and more lies and more lies to cover. People do it because they can.
[12-15] The only thing that’s standing between them and me is God, His Honor, and you. You will see oppression that you wouldn’t think happens in America, but it does. Friends, it does. It does. It does.
[16-20] Years ago it was African-Americans. Before that, it was Japanese Americans. Now it is first-generation immigrants. Who knows what will be next? What we need to do is to try to leave for everybody an honest society and a fair society, and I thank you very much.
[21-23] The Court: Ladies and gentlemen, I’ll give you a break now. If you’ll go to the jury room. Please do not discuss the case. We’ll take about ten minutes.
[24-25] (Whereupon, the jury was excused from open court at 3:57 p.m.)
[page 40, line 1] The Court: Dr. Faltas?
[2] Dr. Faltas: Yes, Your Honor.
[3] The Court: You have something to say?
[4-5] Dr. Faltas: No, I was standing here, respectful of the jury.
[6-7] The Court: All right. We’ll be in recess for ten minutes.
[8-10] Dr. Faltas: Your Honor, may I ask if Your Honor has made a decision on the viewing of the site? If Your Honor has made a decision on the viewing of the site?
[11] The Court: Not yet.
[12] Dr. Faltas: Okay. Thank you.
[13] The Court: All right. Ten minutes.
[14-15] (Whereupon, a short break was taken.)

GreenvilleLwyr February 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

Sounds like you don’t know when to shut up…

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

….. it’s all very interesting, but what is your relevance to this article ?

Asylum February 8, 2013 at 10:12 am

She really is batshit crazy.

It’s amazing how many people get into a dysfunctional mess over a corrupted law proceeding and let it go on to ruin the rest of their life.

As if people don’t get sent down the rail in bad hearings on a daily basis.

Move on with your life.

Commit the Bitch February 8, 2013 at 10:29 am

Faltas has severe, well-documented mental problems

Moofy February 8, 2013 at 11:18 am

I tink I’m gonna be ill just reading all that, no thanks.

hhuuhh?? February 8, 2013 at 11:19 am

Jesus, lady, are you crazy?

Do you honestly expect anyone to read all that?

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 8, 2013 at 11:37 am

Whoa!! You can get incarcerated for “thinking” someone is a hooker???

Yeah, I know….. you’re gonna ask, “TBG, didn’t you read the whole post?”

Um….actually….no….I didn’t.

Kim Jung Numba Un February 8, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Holy shit! Could you post any longer ?

9" February 10, 2013 at 11:02 am Reply
shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 9:01 am

….. Just checked onto CNN, FOX and DRUDGE – this hasn’t made national headlines as of this moment. However, Drudge reports that Judge Judy “the evil queen in a lace collar”) is ruling daytime tv. Can the Viers/Bessinger case be tried in her court?

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 9:02 am

…. Fitnews will have to wait a while for his national publicity. I volunteer as a character witness on his behalf.

oh well February 8, 2013 at 9:06 am

I was going to compliment the gorgeous curves, the lovely dress, the fact that eating a jumbo platter of chopped off her chest would make for a nice prelude to licking some mustard sauce off her thighs

But then

this loon had to go and show up and destroy the fine vibe!

jimlewis,owb February 8, 2013 at 10:30 am


Just read and re-read the article in the Sun News and it looks like Truffle Dick ain’t the one in the crosshairs. He may end up collateral damage but he ain’t the target, you are.

According to the Sun, “the state executed “several search warrants” to learn the IP addresses where the comments were made and who the addresses were registered to” pretty well sums it up.

If you want your girlfriend’s vagina to go drier than the Sahara, let her hear the words, Honey, I’m home.

If you want bloggers to cease blogging, then start dragging them into the Courts.

Yep, once again it looks like those who are supposed to be protecting the King’s Highway for all of us to use freely without threat of incarceration is using it to route a loblolly pine straight up your ass and ours.

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 10:54 am

… for the record—-

Everything posted on Fitsnews by me is strictly and absolutely my personal opinion, and/or my intellectual creation, and developed, initiated, and/or plagiarized by me — all under duress.

His Signature: Shifty Henry

Notary for South Carolina (Lexington County:

—-His Signature: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Philip Branton February 8, 2013 at 10:55 am

LOL…..Jimmy my fellow comment hound……you are both right and so WRONG…!!

Jimmy, just think, how smart is any jury on any case before they even show up for a trial..!? How smart was the taxpayers before the troops getting paid to invade Iraq where used to go in and find “weapons of Mass Destruction” …???

Jimmy, Wil Folk’s dynamite is only as potent as his readers are on how to use it against Bobby Harrell and this Judge..!!

Jimmy, do you really think this JUDGE wants to be a laughing stock on the Colbert Report..!? How is this JUDGE actually using FITSNEWS in a way that is more potent than the SUn News or the State…!? What do you think Judge Jean TOAL thinks when she reads these comments and even wanted to see the web analysis of how this article is webbed and linked across our state and the local advertisers in other publications..!!!

Who is more powerful….the MACE GROUP…..McClatchy…..or “Jimmie”…!?!?

Jimmie…..what would happen if everyone in this comment section where to take a picture of any bar-b-que sauce and email it to the Colbert Report and told “LuLu” ….something…!?

…..or told BOEING workers what type of Bar-b-que Bobby Harrell likes and eats…!?!

Philip Branton February 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

Dear Candace Bessinger,

Hello there. Sometimes in life you get thrown a curve ball. Now, you can stand there and be scared that the ball is going to hit you, OR, you can decide to grip your bat and take a swing. For better or worse, at this moment in your life, this is your “Monika Lewinsky” moment. EVERY WOMAN goes through some sort of tribulation concerning a man…that is every woman who loves any man. Think of how Monica reacted and how the media used her? How should have Monica reacted to actually inspire EVERY woman to run for office in the follow elections..!?! What questions did Monica ask reporters about Somalia at the time….!?!? What questions did Monica ask Alan Greenspan concerning the LIBOR manipulation…!?! How smart was Monica when the cameras were rolling..!? Candace…really think how your Bar-B-Que Money could be used to ask Tad Viers and TIM Scott and Admiral Mike Mullen some really good South Carolina questions…!?

Candace, how could you be a roving reporter for FITSNEWS…!?!

My GOD, Candace…..this is your Scarlett O’Hara moment…!! Do you know how to rip off Nikki Haley’s curtains to make your own DRESS…!?!? Do you know how to SLAP our state’s FINE men like Rhett Butler got slapped….!!!

Candace, fire up a pit with some good hickory wood and think about your family history……and your future children’s history..!!!

Candace, we are cheering for YOU……!!!!

Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 11:15 am

For once I have to totally agree with Folks. This guy went to law school? He’s a complete fucking buffoon.

Moofy February 8, 2013 at 11:16 am

In my household we don’t talk bad about Thad Viers. We pray for his health and his welfare and hope the best for him.
I believe that this judge has already convicted him, and that FITs readers can be a good thing when setting up the appeals process.
Let this judge, with what I’ll assume is a leather teddy underneath his robes go and throw the book at Thad. The judge’s hatred has already been shown on television. And as for the television cameramen, I have lost respect for those individuals that focus on the handcuffs.
I also hope that after this case that politics rears its’ ugly head and has this judge removed from his bench.
God Bless you Thad, Moofy still loves you.

Buz Martin February 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Moofy a.k.a. Vincent Lehotsky, you are still one bull-goose loony and borderline dangerous son of a bitch, but on this one issue I am in full agreement with you. I say that even though I feel that Mr. Viers should not be overly comforted by your “God Bless you Thad, Moofy still loves you.” You have obviously had a rare moment of sane insight, and have correctly suggested that the media here has been shamefully biased and vindictive in the way they have covered this story – as witness the HUGE photo of Thad in cuffs, above the fold in today’s dead tree edition of The Sun News.

Now please pay close attention to this, you drooling feeb: DO NOT take this momentary agreement as a signal that I ever want you to contact me, speak directly to me, or even make eye contact. E-V-E-R.

Just wanted to make sure we are clear on that.

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm

… Buz,

do not “contact me, speak directly to me, or even make eye contact. E-V-E-R.” — that’s what that woman told SubZeroIQ.

Philip Branton February 8, 2013 at 11:28 am

Attention all FITSNEWS Readers……!!!

“OPERATION Candace” is in full motion.

1) Ask Candace to find out how much an ADD Banner on this website is and tell her to “negotiate” very hard for a good rate..!!

2) Offer Candace great Scarlett O’Hara quotes for her campaign ads.

3) Request that Candace start to really think how her FACEBOOK page should be tweaked to enhance her bio and local, state and global outlook…!!

4) Request that Candace consider changing her Bar-B-Que labels that adorn her sauce bottles to reflect more of an “awareness” campaign to follow..!! Does Candace know where her platinum in her car comes from.? How did Apple respond when FOXCONN was revealed to be using child labor..!?

5) Request that Candace call Anita Zucker, Jenny Sanford, Darla Moore, and Gilda Cobb-Hunter and call for a small banquet meeting to “chat”..!! How would Candace post these invitations for all to see and RECORD the banquet..!? Would the ladies show up..?

6) How would Candace start a “Boobs for BOEING” campaign and laugh while holding a drill using Li-ion batteries and ask certain question of the BOEING workers concerning their PENSION to spark conversation in the Post and Courier….(or NOT)…!

7) Come on readers of FITS NEWS……

Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Who is Anita Zucker?

E.C. Esq. February 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Little Phil,tomato.

Philip Branton February 8, 2013 at 11:37 am

Dear workers of Bessinger Bar-B-Que………

Workers, really think hard for a moment. What is your hourly pay.!? Now you may not make as much as you want to now; but, what do you think the perks would be to YOUR Pension is CANDACE was to be a write-in candidate for the US House Seat..!? Have any of you ever been to Washington DC to serve your Bar-B-Que to OBAMA…!?

Well…..this is your chance. You can also serve James Clyburn and Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott TOO…..!!

Workers….are you going to let your future CEO be dragged through the mud and not get bar-b -que advertising cred out of it…!?! Workers, how many hand flyers could you hand out in a day all across our lowcountry that actually says more than a SLOGAN..!?!?!

Workers, you make great onion rings……how would you put an onion ring around the NECK of every one in Washington DC..!? …or Columbia…..or this website comment section….!?!

Rosa PARKS loves onion rings…….!!

Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Who is Rosa PARKS?

Philip Branton February 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Dear S.C. Circuit Court Judge Edward Cottingham …..(yes YOU)..

We here have someone by the name of “Anonymous” asking great questions in the comment section. We wonder judge just how many jurors would know to ask if they could use GOOGLE to search for these names like Rosa Parks and Anita Zucker to find out information on there own instead of some stinkin lawyer asking them to do it..!?

Judge, we know darn full well that you have an assistant in court that knows how to use GOOGLE just like Bobby Harrell has in his office. Judge, lets cut to the CHASE shall we…..what we want to know is if YOU personally have EVER written in anyone on an election ballot in your entire LIFE….!?! WHY NOT….!? Are you a Party man or not…!?!

Judge, (you old coot) we know from time to time that a “Roscoe P ColeTRAIN” court movement is used to politically clear the chess board table…!!

Judge….its FRIDAY and we all here in the FITSNEWS taxpayer voice section hope you enjoy your handshakes at church this next SUNDAY….!!

Judge, by the way, do you like Mustard based or Vinegar based …..WHAT..!?

hmmm February 8, 2013 at 11:47 am

When a woman is sleeping with a married man in power, she becomes even more powerful.

Sailor February 8, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I guesss this means we won’t be seeing any future volumes of “Thad and Candy’s Text Tales”.

9" February 8, 2013 at 12:37 pm

If The Blog is Fits’,You Must Acquit

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 1:45 pm

….. hilarious!

Buz Martin February 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Good one, 9″.

? February 8, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Nicely done.

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm

To repeat my my serious question posted earlier —

In a case like this one, exactly when does the information that is posted by Fitsnews become “discovery evidence?”

For an example, if an attractive woman sends nude photos of herself to me, and I forward them to 50 friends, would I be in violation of any laws?

I would think that once I am in possession of said photos, they become my property. This is assuming that no court procedure is in process.

Once this attractive woman sends the first photos I don’t believe she has any expectations of privacy, and I would think the same applies to text messages

Original Good Old Boy February 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Mandatory minimum sentences are so unjust. While some burglars deserve 15 years in prison, an ex-lover who used his key to steal some photos deserves markedly less.

Very stupid move by Viers though, if true.

All over a bimbo with ridicuously inflated boobs.

? February 8, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Very good points.

It would be a travesty to sink tax payer dollars into putting away Viers for 15 years(or whatever less amount with good time) over such an event.

Both he and Candice are Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs.

Talk about disproportionate(on all levels :).

Moofy February 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Hey Boz, if ever a fickle finger were to be pointed at a blabber-mouth, a rat, a tell all to the fuzz that finger would be pointed at you. I don’t owe you that dollar anymore as my former campaign manager, as I donated it to an animal rescue shelter.
I came on this site in good faith. Stop blowing it for me and for others. You want something to blow, make that the candles on our shared birthday cake come this upcoming Dred Scott Decision Day.
For anyone wanting to take a stab at how old we are, I’m as old as Harry Belafonte’s Banana Boat Song. The pro-masterbater advocate is ten years older. BTW – there’s a Take Back May committee member running for Horry County Council Chairman.

Buz Martin February 8, 2013 at 4:02 pm

“Moofy”: Let’s see, now … where do I even begin?

Once, in another state, I overheard one citizen bragging to another citizen that he and his friends had helped to shelter a wanted murderer and domestic terrorist from the feds. I conveyed that information to the proper authorities. The murderer in question had killed one person and wounded over a hundred others at an Olympics site, and was being sheltered by members of the insane Christian Identity movement because of his anti-abortion and anit-gay “activism” at clinics and gay bars (which had also included murders and wounding with bombs). At a moment of extreme foolhardiness, I mentioned this to you. At a later date, because you were pissed at me, you chose to reveal all that on a public blog – along with the name of the citizen who claimed to have sheltered the murderer. You may well have been too stupid to realize it, but that put me and my family in some serious jeopardy – to the point that I had to get the paper that runs the blog to delete the comment, and then have a long talk with the FBI about what you had done.

Is THAT what leads you to call me “a blabber-mouth, a rat, a tell all to the fuzz”? If it is, in addition to your stupid-ass posting of that sensitive information, that’s all anyone with any sense or decency needs to know about you. Add to that the fact that you have been so far up Tom Rice’s ass since he first got the GOP nomination that he needs to start charging you rent. So don’t talk to me about who did and who didn’t back Take Back May, and who is running for what, as though you are challenging me to do something about it.

Guess what? I don’t give a damn. That’s yesterday’s news. And you are yesterday’s really bad cartoon that was just used to fill in an odd space when there was nothing else to stick there.

Moofy February 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Oh Boz, I should kick that fat ass of yours for saying crap about my mother. And I can do it I’ll look you in the eye as I spit on you when you hit the pavement.

Buz Martin February 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

When you feel froggy, oh please DO jump!

My Name February 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Candace & Chad = really, really bad visual…fat guy on fake tits. Good thing they have money; it would suck for them in the real world.

My Name February 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm

sorry…didn’t mean to reply here. I got caught up in the Moofy vs Buz battle.

Crooner February 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Was this a trial or just a preliminary hearing? Hard to appeal entering a “not guilty” plea regardless of what the judge says on the record. And the fact that Judge Cottingham heard the plea doesn’t mean he’ll preside over the trial.

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm

….. well, well, well, today is—- KITE FLYING DAY!

Stinkin' Yankee February 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Well, Sic, yesterday it was: “Oh … and as for Cottingham’s threat to put us in jail, we have three simple words: Bring it on.” Today it was shutting down the blog so you could lawyer-up…a bit afraid that there might be some big tattooed Aryan nation-types in the Horry County lock up looking at your skinny little bald head or ass???

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm

….. He wouldn’t be worried because he would scare them just by reading a list of his bloggers’ names (BigT) – (9″) – (Insect) – (TontoBubbaGoldstein) – (SubZeroIQ)

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm

… But if that doesn’t work and things get dicy, he can show his cellmates photos of — NACHO KITTY!

Boz Moron February 8, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I suppose since this sight helped put Tadpole in handcuffs that its possible thecops are raeding all thisLets see who else name I can rat out on

Anonymous February 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Viers deserves everything coming his way! He is a scumbag and always has been. Seems like you can take the trash out of the trailer park, but can’t take the trailer park out of the trash. Enjoy the South Carolina Department of Corrections Thad.

The Real Boz Martin February 8, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Dear Readers, Boz brought up something of interest. That is, this is the first time I’m hearing about some murderer / terrorist that he knew of and informed the authorities. Furthermore, if ever a posting were to have made it’s way onto the internet, it was not by me.
Boz and I only ever met once, only once. That was at a funeral, then to a campaign stop where he had his head up a then unknown Tom Rice’s ass. Boz spent most of that stop’s time at Tom’s table. I saw photos being taken. It appeared almost like a family reunion of sorts. Then there was a stop at the convention center,where Boz stayed in the car. Then dropped him off near a MB block party. About 4 hours at the most.
We discussed campaign strategies, nothing else.
Lastly, this name which is used at the Sun News site has been used by others. In fact the opinion blog allows for anyone to assume another’s identity. Such as this blog allows.
As how Thad got caught with the IP address, so can the real identity of whomever posted as Moofy or my name on the Sun News site. Or even on this site, as one can use hundreds of identities all on the same thread.
If this was the Maury Povich program, I would be found NOT THE FATHER of Boz’s baby. His baby, being that of him telling someone about his involvement with a terrorist is with another Daddy.
Boz, I am not your baby’s daddy.
Hopefully the paper did not destroy the posting with the (DNA) IP address. That’s my proof that I am innocent.
By the way, thanks for revealing your involvement. I’m certain that some kin of the murderer wants to meet up with you, BLABBERMOUTH !!! …
Hugs & Kisses

Moofy February 8, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Boz has been had. Someone was jealous of us together and needed to break up our love affair. Much like using a condom, by using a blog such as that or this blog, one can get a hold of a state rep’s own internet devices and post on said site. The IP address can then bring guilt upon an innocent party.
If Thad is reading this, maybe he can remember just who it was that one time gave him back his phone, that he had misplaced on a floor ?

It was at a political function.

Buz Martin February 8, 2013 at 10:58 pm

You are one creepy SOB, Lehotsky. btw, what I informed on that guy about had nothing to do with him getting caught, since he had ALREADY been caught at the time. The guy had said he help a murdering terrorist evade justice, and BRAGGED about it. I felt it was my patriotic duty to let that be known to the authorities. You also knew that I have family members in that town who know that guy, so as I said, you put my family in danger. As for what was on that blog in your comment, it’s quite simple how I knew it was you. You often posted diatribes against one particular regular that you, about him drinking to much(not me) and ended them with “24 bottles of beer on the wall, 24 bottles of beer …” The same exact phrase, with the number “24” in it, appeared in the blog comment where you revealed what I’d told you about the terrorist shelterer. Coincidence? I think not. OK, that’s the really serious part. As for my little talk with Tom, there was no reason at that time for me to be anything but friendly to him, and also, we DID grow up a block from each other in Myrtle Beach.

Now I will recuse myself from commenting on any more of your loopy bullshit.

Buz Martin February 8, 2013 at 11:03 pm

CRAP! /// what I informed on that guy about had nothing to do with him getting ///

Meant to say it had nothing to do with the terrorist getting caught. And I also know nothing ever happened to the guy who sheltered him. So that part of it is a dead issue. For ME what is not a dead issue is how recklessly you spilled something like that just because you were pissed at me. btw, just deleted your comments and blocked you on my FB fan page in addition to my private profile page. I’d forgotten that one. Go spew your insanity someplace else.

shifty henry February 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm

… OK, I went to the Sun site and have a few comments—

1) it was uncalled for to have Viers in handcuffs
2) the old judge in the photo is a creepy guy, and
3) he should not have referred to Bessinger as “the victim”
4) appears that the prosecution is hiding evidence from Viers

…………. just my opinion and take on that article

Moofy February 9, 2013 at 9:16 am

Crap Boz, I am not your Baby’s Father !
Your allegations are false and defamatory, on the verge of libel to where you can be cited for slander.
On top of that you offer no proof of your allegations.
You never told me about your involvement with a murder/terrorist, whatever. I never posted anything because I knew nothing.
Think about it, you never said anything about that to me during our brief time together.
It’s all in your mind.
What we discussed was how you would need to video tape me in tights as a super hero for You ube videos, to be used as a means to beat my opponent in the election. (but I read something on your profile, and knew you advocated masturbation. So I already in my mind said NO. I wasn’t going to be your boy toy fantasy)
We also discussed your little baggie of plant material, of which I went on about my own abstinence. By the way, since I am normally not able to shut up, I now believe that I never even gave you a chance to tell me anything about your murderer/terrorist involvement.
The best that could’ve happened for us all is if what you say was true, other than my involvement was that whoever posted said involvement of you and a murderer/terrorist was if that person “offed” you.
Because that posting would be used as evidence, where the IP address would lead somewhere else and not to me.

Boz Martin February 9, 2013 at 11:45 am

Moofy/Vincent, if you’re trying to make the case that you are the sane party in this little convo, doubling down on the idea that I deserve to be killed by a domestic terrorist will earn you a big FAIL mark on your permanent record. That particular comment, as well as perhaps a few others from and to you, needs to be deleted.

Now for the less serious items you have brought up in you distorted way:

1) everyone who knows me knows I advocate the legalization of weed, find it far safer (and more enjoyable than) alcohol and tobacco, as well as being medically beneficial – and they also know that I choose to abstain completely from possession of it, unless I’m at least 3 states away from South Carolina.

2) Masturbation: Everybody does it, always have since ancient times, only twisted religious nuts like you SAY they don’t and have a problem with others doing it,

3)You presented yourself in an extremely goofy way as a candidate, with (admittedly excellent) photos by your wife and the entertaining, quirky retro-style cartoons your brother did for your flyers, and also the funny use of your dog Woody. Thus, I conduced there were some smarts behind what you were doing. My mistake. You had a profile pic of yourself apparently dressed as “Captain America” the Fonda character from Easy Rider. I NEVER proposed a spot done with you running around in tights as a super-hero. It would have been a cheaply-done but funny spot for YouTube answering your critics, based on that “Captain America” pic of you with the mouth animated and a voice-over Q & A bit. It would have used your greatest assets – your wife’s photography, you brother’s comic sensibilities, and Woodie the dog. Done using skills and software already in my possession, it would have cost me only time and effort, and cost you NOTHING. It was never intended to be the whole campaign, just an attention-getting bit for YouTube. Your response to the proposal showed you have the perceptual skills of a religion-obsessed schizophrenic who is always just one step away from Bull Street: “I am no super-hero. Where is the Glory to God in that commercial?”


Now, back to your obsessive return to the warped idea that I was the one who turned in that terrorist. NO, NO, NO, NO and No! That was never the truth of it. At the time of my hearing the guy bragging about helping him (which MAY have been bullshit) he was already in jail. Still, I feel the need to repeat what I said at the beginning of this message:

Moofy/Vincent, if you’re trying to make the case that you are the sane party in this little convo, doubling down on the idea that I deserve to be killed by a domestic terrorist will earn you a big FAIL mark on your permanent record. That particular comment, as well as perhaps a few others from and to you, needs to be deleted.

Will Foks, I know you are busy, but please consider deleting Moofy’s comments. I fully realize it was a SERIOUS mistake to ever engage him here at all, and I should have known it would lead to him taking it all too far. Again. Will, I know I’m about half crazy, but that critter is so far ’round the bend in the land of CRAY-CRAY he’s a menace to anyone who has anything to do with him at all.

Jeffy01 February 9, 2013 at 9:47 am

Boz no longer holds the award for the longest…most.unreadable post ever. Congrats!

shifty henry February 9, 2013 at 11:26 am


“The winsome bard took a pen, a flirgly look around he guv, then squaffled one, then squirled, and then wrote what’s writ above”

Boz Martin February 9, 2013 at 11:48 am

That would have to be an honor that should go to SubZeroIQ.

YOU, on the other hand, deserve the award for least consequential short comments by someone unhealthily obsessed with the commenter known as Buz Martin.

shifty henry February 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Boz, my comment (translation) was posted in the wrong section. It was not about you, but about the post by Moofy(?) and your statement that you did not understand his rambling post. Sorry.

Boz Martin February 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Not a problem, shifty henry. I understood that … and my last comment, of course, was for Jeff01, who rarely comments other than to my comments – and who is weirdly obsessed not only with me but with the subject of age and weight.

yfooM February 9, 2013 at 10:16 am

Thanks, proff he be can’t shaddup

been there February 9, 2013 at 11:20 am

He must have gotten some pictures of her in the buff.

Moofy February 9, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Boz, I am not objecting to you pulling on yourelf.
I felt that it was inappropriate for me to be the object of your affections, when you thought so to delight in the art of spilling seed.
Still, the original intent of your attacks on me are warrantless.
My only knowledge of some guy in jail for murder/terrorism and whatever else is based soley on what you have posted here, on this thread. And no where else.
You started the fighting between us for nothing.
I came in peace.

And to Will Folks, I’ve been inviting everyone to come see the going-ons between Boz and I. Some politicians did not believe me when I told them that we’re no longer friends.
This blog is getting a lot of attention.
And me, at least I feel vindicated …

Buz Martin February 9, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Vincent Lehotsky, you are twisted in the mind, so I have to feel sorry for you on one level. But dude, it’s like this: I have serious issues with some of those pols I’ve attacked in the past. Some of them have attacked me as well. But one thing is clear: They may not think my arguments are fair or accurate, or that me jokes are funny – but they absolutely do not give a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut whether or not you are my friend. They DO laugh at you, but not because of anything you say that is intentionally funny. They knew you were really wack, and not a smart guy pretending to be wack, long before I did. Don’t fool yourself.

Oh, never mind. What the hell am I saying? You HAVE to fool yourself. It’s what you do. Constantly. And you’re not the fool on the hill. You’re the fool on the ant-hill. It is filled with piss-ants that sting your brain constantly, along with the scorpion. That is what passes for thought inside your skull.

Moofy February 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Hopefully Mr. Folks will not destroy that which can be used as evidence.

Buz Martin February 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm

He has no legal responsibility to preserve anything at all that might be needed for Bull Street evaluations. But if he got rid of you messages, he could be doing you a favor.

Moofy February 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm

I’ve invited too many people to this site. This rant between a spurned lover-wannabe and the object of his affection is in itself newsworthy.

BTW – the legal status of proving wrong someone saying that they’re crazy was pronounced by the judge presiding over the President Lincoln co-conspirators trial.
One of th defendents when captured while up in a tree told the posse “I’m Crazy, I’m Crazy”.
The judge ruled that a crazy man would never admit that he’s crazy. That man was found guilty and then hung.
Boz, I believe that you know very well your actions, and here on this thread that you hung yourself.

Buz Martin February 10, 2013 at 1:09 am

Hmmmmm …

Oh yeah. I see EXACTLY what you mean, now, Vincent LeMoofsky. Crazy man in a tree at the Lincoln co-conspirators trail. I was obviously in love with your ugly, smelly ass because I was going to use a still avatar photo of you on a motorcycle dressed as “Captain America” from Easy Rider in a funny campaign ad, even though it had nothing at all to do with the comic book superhero by the same name or having you “run around in tights.” You’re inviting all these big politicians here to prove that you are not friends with me — because we all know how close you are with them and all, and how much they really give a shit, and how much actual viability you have as a political player and not merely a local oddity like the dumpster-diving ranting homeless guy that used to hang around Studebakers. And you are deftly underscoring that admittedly true state of permanent and irrevocable mutual non-friendship by threatening on this thread to beat my ass and spit on me when I hit the ground, and further stating that it would be a Good Thing if a crazed domestic terrorist were to break out of jail and blow my ass to kingdom come.

Is that about it, then, oh eminently sane Mr. Moofycent Levinski? I’m glad you cleared that all up for us. No grandiose ideation or unsupportable conflation or bizarrely extreme overreaction or sociopathological violent projection on your part in ANY of that. When you present it that way, all logical and balanced and all, why on earth would ANYONE ever doubt your sanity or the veracity of your version of all of any of this, or think you capable of posting something on a blog that would put me in jeopardy. Therefore, by the authority vested in me by me:

I hereby declare you are NOT AN ORDINARY RUN-OF-THE MILL CRAZY MAN!!!


Judy Chop Casual Hero February 10, 2013 at 8:53 am

Don’t know either Boz or Vincent Moofy but just for the record I’m throwing my hat in Boz’s ring.

Bottom line: Boz has put his reputation, opinions, feelings, and etc on the line numerous times to get his points across — gotta respect the man for this.

Boz is a different kinda dude, but to me he appears to be a “rebel with a clue and a cause.” IMHO.

Buz Martin - just another humble admin @ SCThePeeps February 10, 2013 at 11:28 am

Deeply appreciated, Judy Chop Casual Hero.

firewall February 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Is a campaign worker for Colbert apparently making racist and libelous comments on Facebook/twitter about Ray Lewis being a ‘murderer’? Never knew Ray Lewis was ever convicted of murder. Goodbye black vote in District Uno.

firewall February 9, 2013 at 10:44 pm

February 3.

ahh Ray Lewis. Reminding our bright, young youth that you can do anything! even murder… as long as you can tackle and thank God afterwards #RealHeroesChangeLivesNotTakeThem

Colbert campaign???

Soft Sigh from Hell February 10, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Can I still laugh at what a sight they are without being indicted?

“Night at the Opera . . . Red Bank”

Guest February 10, 2013 at 7:41 pm
Boz Martin February 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm



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