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Beam Chip Limehouse Up

At the beginning of the 2013 special election for South Carolina’s first congressional district, S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse was generally considered to be one of the favorites in the abbreviated GOP primary race. After all he’s a “Limehouse from Charleston,” people … Ten weeks later, however, the rotund RINO’s campaign…

At the beginning of the 2013 special election for South Carolina’s first congressional district, S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse was generally considered to be one of the favorites in the abbreviated GOP primary race.

After all he’s a “Limehouse from Charleston,” people …

Ten weeks later, however, the rotund RINO’s campaign has been a major flop. In fact he’s recently been reduced to sending out attack mailers targeting Teddy Turner – son of liberal media mogul Ted Turner. Why is Limehouse sending out these mailings? Because Turner is one of several candidates who are ahead of him in the polls – and Limehouse is desperate to find something that will drag him down.

Of course in fairness, part of Turner’s poll position is attributable to a nifty TV ad in which he referred to Limehouse and several other candidates in the race as as “career politicians.”

So we suppose a little payback isn’t completely out of the question.

As for the substance of Limehouse’s assertion that Turner “duped investors out of $1.5 million for a device the inventor later claimed came from alien technology,” that statement is accurate.

In fact here’s an excerpt from the New Republic story in which it was referenced …

In 1997, along with three other partners, he founded a company, Zekko, to mass-produce a box that somehow converted ordinary telephone wires into high-speed data lines. According to the Florida Times-Union, “His name—his father’s name, really—conferred legitimacy on the unknown company and its unknown genius, giving many investors confidence.” Teddy Turner gave the inventor of the device, Madison Priest, workspace in a CNN building to produce a prototype. However, after collecting about $1.5 million from investors, Turner and his partners learned that Priest had faked all his demonstrations of the box’s near-magical properties. When confronted in a board meeting, Priest pleaded that he’d been faking his results until he could reverse-engineer how to build the box—a crash in his Corvette had wiped his memory of how to do so. The technology, Priest explained further, had initially come to him from a “hopper,” a species of alien that spread technological knowledge from planet to planet. Until that moment, Turner says, “It was an extremely well-orchestrated illusion.” At the end of the meeting, Turner resigned.

Whoa …

Of course in Turner’s credit, “Zekko” sounds like a much better investment than Innovista – the taxpayer-funded boondoggle Limehouse championed (and the failure of which he worked so hard to cover up).

More to the point if Limehouse really wants to take out one of his rival candidates, he should just sit on them … because that would do the trick.

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38 comments

Soft Sigh from Hell March 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I don’t think I want anyone who is so easily tricked by the agent of space aliens representing me in Washington. Imagine what he would fall for from the quasi-normal (looking, at least) slime-people who infest Washington.

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shifty henry March 13, 2013 at 8:58 am

Here is the link to a more in-depth article about this guy (with photos). It was more complicated than the article above. The guy was conning more investors over a longer period of time. I thought this story was interesting.

http://trashotron.com/agony/co

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I don’t think I want anyone who is so easily tricked by the agent of space aliens representing me in Washington. Imagine what he would fall for from the quasi-normal (looking, at least) slime-people who infest Washington.

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shifty henry March 13, 2013 at 8:58 am

Here is the link to a more in-depth article about this guy (with photos). It was more complicated than the article above. The guy was conning more investors over a longer period of time. I thought this story was interesting.

http://trashotron.com/agony/co

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shifty henry March 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Here is the link to a more in-depth article about this guy (with photos).
http://trashotron.com/agony/columns/05-21-02.htm

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 12, 2013 at 8:09 pm

“Madison Priest, then a resident of Palatka, Florida”

Palatka, basically north Florida’s Bamburg, though with the reputation of a bigger Red Bank or Pelion.

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shifty henry March 12, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Here is the link to a more in-depth article about this guy (with photos).
http://trashotron.com/agony/columns/05-21-02.htm

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 12, 2013 at 8:09 pm

“Madison Priest, then a resident of Palatka, Florida”

Palatka, basically north Florida’s Bamburg, though with the reputation of a bigger Red Bank or Pelion.

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Frankie March 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I have seen Chip Limehouse eat at a buffet. Typically he goes back five to six times, including dessert if it’s lunchtime. All he really cares about in life is food. Not even his family and not really even this election. Just food. In his office in Columbia, he is constantly eating something. When he is driving, he is also eating. When he’s on the phone, he is eating. I suppose the only thing that makes him stop eating is sleeping. He’s like a cow.

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bae March 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

Is this the Frankie as in Frankie Limehouse? Chip’s mom.

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Frankie March 12, 2013 at 8:35 pm

I have seen Chip Limehouse eat at a buffet. Typically he goes back five to six times, including dessert if it’s lunchtime. All he really cares about in life is food. Not even his family and not really even this election. Just food. In his office in Columbia, he is constantly eating something. When he is driving, he is also eating. When he’s on the phone, he is eating. I suppose the only thing that makes him stop eating is sleeping. He’s like a cow.

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bae March 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

Is this the Frankie as in Frankie Limehouse? Chip’s mom.

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texasstreet March 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm

my neighbor chet and me saw a ufo over the wacamaw river in 1992, could be the same one

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texasstreet March 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm

my neighbor chet and me saw a ufo over the wacamaw river in 1992, could be the same one

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jimlewisowb March 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Turner involved in a 1.5 million scam
Limehouse involved in 140 million scam

Or approximately 90 times greater

Turner weighs in at 244 lbs.
Limehouse weighs in at 21,960 lbs.

Or approximately 90 times greater

Sounds like quid pro quo

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jimlewisowb March 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Turner involved in a 1.5 million scam
Limehouse involved in 140 million scam

Or approximately 90 times greater

Turner weighs in at 244 lbs.
Limehouse weighs in at 21,960 lbs.

Or approximately 90 times greater

Sounds like quid pro quo

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BigT March 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Sanford is getting desperate…

And all FITS is doing is tele-graphing who is beating his @$$…
Teddy needs to GO BIGTIME Negative. He can e-mail me, and I can rip Sanford’s Head off. I know how to inflict the most damage, and take him out..what will OUR voters resond to..
FITS, if you get a query from Mr. Turner, forward him my e-amil..I’ll show Sanford’s and your little amateur @$$, Wanna-be consultant, how it’s done…

You look like a lost, little sub-division punk as it is….

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BigT March 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Sanford is getting desperate…

And all FITS is doing is tele-graphing who is beating his @$$…
Teddy needs to GO BIGTIME Negative. He can e-mail me, and I can rip Sanford’s Head off. I know how to inflict the most damage, and take him out..what will OUR voters resond to..
FITS, if you get a query from Mr. Turner, forward him my e-amil..I’ll show Sanford’s and your little amateur @$$, Wanna-be consultant, how it’s done…

You look like a lost, little sub-division punk as it is….

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What's the scoop? March 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Haven’t heard much about the candidate forum from last night or was it tonight? How did it go? Who scored points? I only heard that Grooms wasn’t showing up and neither were any of the democratic candidates. Was it basically a bust?

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What's the scoop? March 12, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Haven’t heard much about the candidate forum from last night or was it tonight? How did it go? Who scored points? I only heard that Grooms wasn’t showing up and neither were any of the democratic candidates. Was it basically a bust?

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BigT March 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm

i’m gay btw

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9" March 13, 2013 at 1:17 am

you’re fits.reading comprehension

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BigT March 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm

i’m gay btw

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9" March 13, 2013 at 1:17 am

you’re fits.reading comprehension

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Please March 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Just go ahead and write the Grooms endorsement. Election Day is almost here.

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Please March 12, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Just go ahead and write the Grooms endorsement. Election Day is almost here.

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Smirks March 13, 2013 at 6:16 am

Aliens can’t beam lard boy up, that technology has a weight limit that won’t let them abduct anything larger than a full grown cow. We can lend them a skyscraper-sized crane if you want. I just hope they have one of those Star Trek replicators or Chip might eat their rations.

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Smirks March 13, 2013 at 6:16 am

Aliens can’t beam lard boy up, that technology has a weight limit that won’t let them abduct anything larger than a full grown cow. We can lend them a skyscraper-sized crane if you want. I just hope they have one of those Star Trek replicators or Chip might eat their rations.

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Darth March 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

Limehouse and INNovista and the Charleston Naval Base (INNovista clone) redevelopment and Colbert’s Bush paid by the CNB redevelopment budget (Hunley) maybe there were actually aliens in the Hunley that gave Glen McConnell the secret to polyester hair like Trump’s.
ThereIS a disturbance in the force.

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Darth March 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

Limehouse and INNovista and the Charleston Naval Base (INNovista clone) redevelopment and Colbert’s Bush paid by the CNB redevelopment budget (Hunley) maybe there were actually aliens in the Hunley that gave Glen McConnell the secret to polyester hair like Trump’s.
ThereIS a disturbance in the force.

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lame March 13, 2013 at 10:27 am

Teddy is in straight up 2nd place and everyone is trying to knock him down a post. I got this mailer myself and laughed…trying all the bells and whistles on this go around I guess…

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southmauldin March 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm

No one will vote for a rich guy with a car elevator that can’t relate to him/her, and no one will vote for a rich, politically connected fatass who plays polo either.

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lame March 13, 2013 at 10:27 am

Teddy is in straight up 2nd place and everyone is trying to knock him down a post. I got this mailer myself and laughed…trying all the bells and whistles on this go around I guess…

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southmauldin March 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm

No one will vote for a rich guy with a car elevator that can’t relate to him/her, and no one will vote for a rich, politically connected fatass who plays polo either.

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Fido On The Roof March 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Goddamn, we have us some real loons in this race! How are those Dems looking?

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Fido On The Roof March 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Goddamn, we have us some real loons in this race! How are those Dems looking?

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