Random

Site News: Amy Lazenby’s New Gig

Amy Lazenby has been named associate opinion editor at FITSNews. She has been a freelance writer, a regular columnist for this site for several months and will continue to contribute regular opinion pieces. She writes with a liberal world view on most issues, but enjoys exploring where the liberal and libertarian political…

Amy Lazenby has been named associate opinion editor at FITSNews. She has been a freelance writer, a regular columnist for this site for several months and will continue to contribute regular opinion pieces. She writes with a liberal world view on most issues, but enjoys exploring where the liberal and libertarian political axes intersect.

“Amy is a gifted thinker, a great writer and, most importantly, a genuinely good person,” FITS founding editor Will Folks said in making the announcement. “We are grateful for her willingness to contribute at this level. Obviously this website will continue to unapologetically advance the ideals of individual liberty and free market economics, but if the last decade has taught us anything it’s that traditional definitions of ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative’ are no longer accurate barometers when it comes to these founding principles.”

In fact among Lazenby’s most widely read columns on FITS (so far) was one in which she stated her support for more market-based parental choices … and she has written several pieces promoting individual liberty in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing and, more recently, the Obama administration’s Orwellian domestic spying efforts.

A Palmetto State native who has lived in Sumter, Columbia and Spartanburg, S.C., Lazenby graduated summa cum laude (with Phi Beta Kappa distinction) from Wofford College in 1998 with a bachelor of arts degree in history. She is a wife, mother of three, and small business owner with her husband who currently resides in Athens, Georgia but retains strong ties to her South Carolina roots, where her small business is based. She enjoys running, raising money for brain cancer research, and cheering for the Duke Blue Devils basketball team.

The addition of Lazenby to our stable is one of several expansions FITS has planned for 2013. Stay tuned for more information on that …

In the meantime, follow Amy on Twitter @Mrs_Laz and email her at amy@fitsnews.com.

***

Related posts

Random

Should You Get A Pet In South Carolina?

FITSForum
Random

Prioleau Alexander: Starting Over

E Prioleau Alexander
Random

Bitcoin: What It Is, How To Invest In It, And The Risks Involved

FITSForum

42 comments

9" June 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm

What all was involved in the decision:Hey,bitch,get over here?

Reply
9" June 13, 2013 at 12:22 pm

What all was involved in the decision:Hey,bitch,get over here?

Reply
Curious June 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I don’t agree with all of her stuff, but more often than not, I do. And the woman can write. Good call, FITS.

Reply
Curious June 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I don’t agree with all of her stuff, but more often than not, I do. And the woman can write. Good call, FITS.

Reply
PSP June 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm

See, that was not so hard now was it? Give uncle Howie what he wants and he will take care of you. The loss of integrity only stings for a while, and money dulls the pain. Now you know why the politicians do it.

Reply
Amy Brandstadter Lazenby June 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Hi, PSP.
One of the reasons I like writing for FITSNews is that I have the freedom here to explore a variety of topics on which I have opinions that don’t necessarily follow one particular ideology. As this announcement reads, I write with a liberal world view on most issues, but I also enjoy exploring where the liberal and libertarian political axes intersect. My ideas and words are mine alone and are not influenced by any other person or group, and I put my real name and face behind them. If you sense an agenda in any of my pieces, it is based on my own personal belief system. I recognize, of course, that people may disagree with me on any given topic. Thank you for reading.
ABL

Reply
Frank Pytel June 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm

That I will give you credit for. So many want to post/write everything anonymously. To much anonymity creates a poor environment for real debate. I know I get uppity when it comes to politics, but at least you know where I stand if you meet me. If you don’t like me (not you personally) you definitely know where I stand.

Reply
MashPotato June 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

You poor thing! Don’t you know Sic is a sexist chauvinist pig? This has got to be a new form of Stockholm Syndrome. Get out while you still can!

On a more serious note, I really enjoy your articles. They should be published nationwide.

Reply
9" June 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Right On! She’s a ‘libertarian’,just like Fits(you pushed a button).This joke-blog can be fun to read,but the ‘politics’ are absolute bullshit.

Reply
PSP June 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm

See, that was not so hard now was it? Give uncle Howie what he wants and he will take care of you. The loss of integrity only stings for a while, and money dulls the pain. Now you know why the politicians do it.

Reply
Amy Brandstadter Lazenby June 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Hi, PSP.
One of the reasons I like writing for FITSNews is that I have the freedom here to explore a variety of topics on which I have opinions that don’t necessarily follow one particular ideology. As this announcement reads, I write with a liberal world view on most issues, but I also enjoy exploring where the liberal and libertarian political axes intersect. My ideas and words are mine alone and are not influenced by any other person or group, and I put my real name and face behind them. If you sense an agenda in any of my pieces, it is based on my own personal belief system. I recognize, of course, that people may disagree with me on any given topic. Thank you for reading.
ABL

Reply
Frank Pytel June 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm

That I will give you credit for. So many want to post/write everything anonymously. To much anonymity creates a poor environment for real debate. I know I get uppity when it comes to politics, but at least you know where I stand if you meet me. If you don’t like me (not you personally) you definitely know where I stand.

Reply
MashPotato June 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

You poor thing! Don’t you know Sic is a sexist chauvinist pig? This has got to be a new form of Stockholm Syndrome. Get out while you still can!

On a more serious note, I really enjoy your articles. They should be published nationwide.

Reply
9" June 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Right On! She’s a ‘libertarian’,just like Fits(you pushed a button).This joke-blog can be fun to read,but the ‘politics’ are absolute bullshit.

Reply
Sperm Thurmond June 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Glad to see Will recognizes the value of “The Loyal Opposition.”

Reply
Sperm Thurmond June 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Glad to see Will recognizes the value of “The Loyal Opposition.”

Reply
Turd Ferguson June 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Amy, my hope is that this new gig doesn’t require you to start referring to yourself in the third person.

Reply
Turd Ferguson June 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Amy, my hope is that this new gig doesn’t require you to start referring to yourself in the third person.

Reply
shifty henry June 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Amy, welcome -welcome-welcome!! Will be eagerly reading your contributions.

You look cute in that cap…. I have one just like it.

Reply
shifty henry June 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Amy, welcome -welcome-welcome!! Will be eagerly reading your contributions.

You look cute in that cap…. I have one just like it.

Reply
Nölff June 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Welcome, Amy. I like your posts BTW.

Reply
Nölff June 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Welcome, Amy. I like your posts BTW.

Reply
CorruptionInColumbia June 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Good luck on your new assignment, Amy!

Reply
CorruptionInColumbia June 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Good luck on your new assignment, Amy!

Reply
GrandTango June 13, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Advice (non-solicited, of course)

Amy: Leftwing radicals are all over the place. It does not take much courage, thought or growth to spout the same old clichés that have advocated failure, w/ no accountability (See Obama, Clinton, Edwards, Pelosi, Reid, Frank…etc)….

Also, Liberals are the parents of modern -day hate and racism…You hate white people, and demand (and get) extra rights based on skin color…

If you REALLY want to be brave, insightful, magnanimous and most of all, on the right side of justice…examine American society, and have the courage to admit you have taken the lazy, cheap way out…

Flip, and become a contributor to society. Become a Conservative…not a bitter and small, leftist taker…

That is a decision that could turn you off of the poor path you’ve chosen…And can you imagine how much more interesting and dignified you’d be, declaring truth, instead of the tired myths and lies of the religion of liberalism?

Give it some thought…

Reply
Curious June 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Something tells me she’s not looking for advice from you.

Reply
David Fucking Rice June 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm

“…And can you imagine how much more interesting and dignified you’d be, declaring truth, instead of the tired myths and lies of the religion of liberalism?”

What happen to that blog of yours, T? That’s right…nobody gave a shit…

Reply
GrandTango June 14, 2013 at 11:31 am

What are you talking about???

Reply
Soft Sigh from Hell June 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I enjoy her writing–and attitude–and look forward to seeing more.

Reply
Soft Sigh from Hell June 13, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I enjoy her writing–and attitude–and look forward to seeing more.

Reply
Hands off my wallet June 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

She, like, you, is owned by Howie Rich.

Reply
Hands off my wallet June 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

She, like, you, is owned by Howie Rich.

Reply
I'llBeYourHuckleberry June 14, 2013 at 8:31 am

A welcomed addition to the site. While I don’t agree with Amy on a number of topics, she always presents well thought out and articulated articles, and frankly, I enjoy seeing a different perspective.

I look forward to her articles! Good job FITS!

Reply
I'llBeYourHuckleberry June 14, 2013 at 8:31 am

A welcomed addition to the site. While I don’t agree with Amy on a number of topics, she always presents well thought out and articulated articles, and frankly, I enjoy seeing a different perspective.

I look forward to her articles! Good job FITS!

Reply
Philip Branton June 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

Dear Jane Fonda…..

How dare Wil Folks use such a photo attachment to this welcome article for Amy..!! Associating Amy with a little boy..!! How sexist…..how domineering…!! Jane, how disgusted would you be..? Jane, how would you feel if this picture was used to tell people that you went to Hanoi..?? If you would Mrs Fonda, the next time you share some Fondue with Matt Drudge would you ask him if he would have used this picture…or one of JOAN of ARC..?

Inquiring Minds want too know..!!

Sincerely,

Your “Rosebud”….

Reply
PC-13 June 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

Hey, Dildo. Ever hear “Extra, extra, read all about it?” I think that’s what will was going for. It looks to me like some making an announcement to me, or is that sexist?

Reply
The Unknown Comic June 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Dude, you’re a fucking weirdo. I have no idea idea how you score poon-you must have a donkey dong or something.

Reply
Philip Branton June 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

Dear Jane Fonda…..

How dare Wil Folks use such a photo attachment to this welcome article for Amy..!! Associating Amy with a little boy..!! How sexist…..how domineering…!! Jane, how disgusted would you be..? Jane, how would you feel if this picture was used to tell people that you went to Hanoi..?? If you would Mrs Fonda, the next time you share some Fondue with Matt Drudge would you ask him if he would have used this picture…or one of JOAN of ARC..?

Inquiring Minds want too know..!!

Sincerely,

Your “Rosebud”….

Reply
PC-13 June 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

Hey, Dildo. Ever hear “Extra, extra, read all about it?” I think that’s what will was going for. It looks to me like some making an announcement to me, or is that sexist?

Reply
The Unknown Comic June 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Dude, you’re a fucking weirdo. I have no idea idea how you score poon-you must have a donkey dong or something.

Reply

Leave a Comment