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Wire: Obama, Gators, Harrell, Etc.

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We get lots of tips, comments and questions about stuff we write … and stuff people want us to write.

Wanna share a link? Suggestion? Criticism? Question? Submit it (anonymously or otherwise) via our tip wire … and remember, in addition to confidentially investigating your leads we also publish letters to the editor and guest editorials (even anonymous ones) if you’ve got more to say on a subject.

Also feel free to reach out to our founding editor directly at w@fitsnews.com.

To the wire!

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THE UNIONS VS. OBAMA

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RE: Unions Bailing On Barack?

Wow!! This is a major boost to my moral.

Apparently Obutthead’s key support has just gone down the tubes. Of course they will likely still back the scum that instigated this mess.

Could Oboneheadcare have one foot on the peel? I know “Big T” is going to love this one!! :)

Frank Pytel

SIC SEZ

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“Obutthead” and “Obonehead” are priceless. Very funny stuff. As to your “moral” boost, however, all I can say is don’t get your hopes up. Any rift between these two forces will likely dissipate in short order.

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BOBBY HARRELL STATUS CHECK

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No tip….just a question….what ever happened to the Bobby Harrell investigation (by the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division). Sure got quiet really fast. Sorta like the Lexington gambling ring investigation……

SIC SEZ

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Both of these scandals have quieted down considerably, haven’t they? My gut tells me there is just too much evidence against Harrell for him to completely escape culpability for his actions – although as we’ve seen in South Carolina on many occasions “culpability” is often little more than a slap on the wrist and an admonition to “not do that again.” We shall see … it obviously wouldn’t surprise anybody if both scandals were completely swept under the rug.

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“LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT, ASSHOLE”

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RE: “Memorial Day, Moving Forward

I used to be a regular and fan of your site but not any more. Your tone deaf article denigrating the memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of YOUR freedom crossed the line and will be the last time I ever give you a click. It was bad enough you would think this, but to write it down and publish it on Memorial Day! Shame on you. America is the greatest country in the world and there are brave men and women who fought and died to make it that way. You can opine as you please on the politics of our engagements overseas but to disrespect the memory of these brave souls is pure cowardice. This is OUR country and we respect our service members. Free advice? “Love it or leave it,” asshole.

SIC SEZ

sic speaking

Thanks for sharing. I have a first amendment right to speak my mind, same as you. As for your criticism, I’d refer you back to Ronald Reagan’s question, “Does that flag still wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” We believe it does not. You obviously believe it does.

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“WEEKEND UPDATE”

We write lots of stories over the weekend. Here are a couple you may have missed …

Happy Memorial Day!
Girls. Boats. Bikinis.

Screwing Over Special Needs Kids
South Carolina’s education establishment strikes again …

SC Consultant Accused of Harassment
The Palmetto State’s resident “slow zebra” is back …

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MORE GATOR NEWS

Alligator mississippiensis St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge 2004-10-16

RE: “How South Carolina Handles Alligators

Speaking of (the S.C. Department of Natural Resources) and alligators are you aware that former Governor Mark Sanford’s oldest son and a friend killed an alligator out of season the year before the son and friend were supposed to go to college? It was swept under the rug because there was concern that the publicity would keep the two boys out of college.

SIC SEZ

sic speaking

Actually, I’ve heard that before. We were going to submit a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to SCDNR regarding the alleged incident but never got around to it … maybe we should fire it off and see what it brings back.

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“NONE OF THE ABOVE”

brewsters millions

Hi Will, I thought I would ask you what you think of an election ballot that had the choice of “None of The Above”?

While one could write in “None of the Above” what would happen if that write-in got the majority of the votes? It would probably be better as an amendment so that some definite action could be taken if that selection got the most votes.

People say voting doesn’t matter because either way the public is gonna get screwed. This might be a reverse screw with a left handed thread. Suppose ya had two lousy canidates for governor and you did not want either one. A NOTA vote could say perhaps that the parties need to yield to  a better candidate or it could say that the position is not worth filling.

Next election … assuming that it is just like any other election I have voted in I am going to vote NOTA. Either that or write your name in.

Best from Chormosone SC 29651 where evolution is still an option.

Jack Daniel

SIC SEZ

sic speaking

Jack, have you not seen Brewster’s Millions? A mayoral campaign for “None of the Above” was a central component of that movie. Anyway, your idea is intriguing. Clearly democracy in South Carolina is badly broken … and badly in need of fixing. Ideally a credible third party would rise up as opposed to a “None of the Above” option, but that doesn’t seem likely to happen anytime soon.

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WORTH READING 

worth reading

The Worst Job Ever” (Southern Pause)
A Greenwood, S.C.-based blogger recalls her experience in the “news business.”

Kay Hagen May Be Vulnerable in North Carolina” (NetRight Daily)

Delta Airlines Wants to Stop Ex-Im Help on Big Jets” (WIFC)
The flip side of crony capitalism …

Barack Obama, Chris Christie Reunite” (Chicago Tribune)
Meanwhile here’s a flashback on the Hurricane Sandy boondoggle “recovery” bill …

The Weird Racial Politics of South Carolina” (Washington Post)

Student Loan Bubble? Just Discharge It” (Zero Hedge)
This story will make you want to throw something at your computer …

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TUNEAGE

“I’m every bit as unconcerned as they are unprepared …”

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16 comments

shifty henry May 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Thanks for these little updates and questions. The vid is nice – I like to see new things with imagination.

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Boz Martin May 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm

FREE SHIFTY HENRY!!!!
BRING BACK GRAPHICS & VIDS IN COMMENTS!

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2big2fall May 29, 2013 at 7:45 am

I really like Henry but I don’t think that his photo uploads had anything to do with the decision to eliminate this feature. Will was going after another target. Guess who? No place on this site for an unpredictable, uncontrollable wild card.

Will Folks does not share a stage with anybody, except, of course, his alter egos-Big T and Grand Tango.

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shifty henry May 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Thanks for these little updates and questions. The vid is nice – I like to see new things with imagination.

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Boz Martin May 28, 2013 at 6:25 pm

FREE SHIFTY HENRY!!!!
BRING BACK GRAPHICS & VIDS IN COMMENTS!

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2big2fall May 29, 2013 at 7:45 am

I really like Henry but I don’t think that his photo uploads had anything to do with the decision to eliminate this feature. Will was going after another target. Guess who? No place on this site for an unpredictable, uncontrollable wild card.

Will Folks does not share a stage with anybody, except, of course, his alter egos-Big T and Grand Tango.

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Boz Martin May 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm

The Sanford sons and the alligator is a huge who-gives-a-flying-fuck story by this time, and would be a major waste of time as an FOIA effort – in my opinion.

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Boz Martin May 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm

The Sanford sons and the alligator is a huge who-gives-a-flying-fuck story by this time, and would be a major waste of time as an FOIA effort – in my opinion.

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Squishy123 May 28, 2013 at 6:49 pm

So this whole Lexington Ring ordeal is officially swept under the rug now? There hasn’t been a word said for a couple months now. I see Danny Frazier walking around like it never happened.

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Lex. Resident May 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Frazier, Metts, Halfacre, Owens, Meyers, Tindle, , Cromer, Knotts and their associates Peeler, James and the multitude of sluts who hang with this bunch own Lexington. Nothing will happen. They have too much poop on each other and others in charge of any action needed to take them down..Toal, Keel, etc.
It is all a scam.

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Squishy123 May 28, 2013 at 6:49 pm

So this whole Lexington Ring ordeal is officially swept under the rug now? There hasn’t been a word said for a couple months now. I see Danny Frazier walking around like it never happened.

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Lex. Resident May 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Frazier, Metts, Halfacre, Owens, Meyers, Tindle, , Cromer, Knotts and their associates Peeler, James and the multitude of sluts who hang with this bunch own Lexington. Nothing will happen. They have too much poop on each other and others in charge of any action needed to take them down..Toal, Keel, etc.
It is all a scam.

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Classist Historian May 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm

While I have Copperheads in my driveway (but have never seen a rattlesnake there, nor an alligator) I must plead guilty to discharging my .410 on several occasions ov er the past 33 years, in violation of my subdivision rules.

I offer the following info from my good friend in Jackson, Mississippi (It also applies to both Alligators and Crocodiles):

Here in Mississippi, I have rattlesnakes on my place. I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch. I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway. I kill every rattlesnake I encounter. I kill rattlesnakes because a rattlesnake will bite me and inflict me with poison. I don’t stop to wonder why a rattlesnake will bite me.

It will bite me because it is a rattlesnake and that is what rattlesnakes do. I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake…I just kill it. I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so that I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me…I just kill them. I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see if I can find out where the other snakes are because (a) it won’t tell me (b) I already know that they live on my place…I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one. I don’t look for ways that I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non-poisonous rat snake. I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion I kill a rat snake, because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time. Also, I know that for every rattlesnake that I kill, two more lurk out there. In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes. Do I fear them? No! Do I respect what they can do to me? Yes! And because of that respect I give them their fair justice….I kill them. Maybe as a country we should give more thought to the jihadist just being a rattlesnake!

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unusualpost May 28, 2013 at 7:22 pm

While I have Copperheads in my driveway (but have never seen a rattlesnake there, nor an alligator) I must plead guilty to discharging my .410 on several occasions ov er the past 33 years, in violation of my subdivision rules.

I offer the following info from my good friend in Jackson, Mississippi (It also applies to both Alligators and Crocodiles):

Here in Mississippi, I have rattlesnakes on my place. I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch. I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway. I kill every rattlesnake I encounter. I kill rattlesnakes because a rattlesnake will bite me and inflict me with poison. I don’t stop to wonder why a rattlesnake will bite me.

It will bite me because it is a rattlesnake and that is what rattlesnakes do. I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake…I just kill it. I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so that I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me…I just kill them. I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see if I can find out where the other snakes are because (a) it won’t tell me (b) I already know that they live on my place…I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one. I don’t look for ways that I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non-poisonous rat snake. I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion I kill a rat snake, because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time. Also, I know that for every rattlesnake that I kill, two more lurk out there. In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes. Do I fear them? No! Do I respect what they can do to me? Yes! And because of that respect I give them their fair justice….I kill them. Maybe as a country we should give more thought to the jihadist just being a rattlesnake!

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Marie Harrison May 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I am also pretty sure Mark Sanford’s son also did not have a permit to do so.

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Marie Harrison May 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I am also pretty sure Mark Sanford’s son also did not have a permit to do so.

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