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SC “Reformers” Descending Into Irrelevance

How do you know you’ve arrived? When something you randomly post on social media turns into a political cartoon (or at least what passes for a political cartoon in South Carolina, the buckle of the “Inbred Belt”). For those of you who missed it (and that would be all of…

How do you know you’ve arrived? When something you randomly post on social media turns into a political cartoon (or at least what passes for a political cartoon in South Carolina, the buckle of the “Inbred Belt”).

For those of you who missed it (and that would be all of you), we’re referring to a recent scribbling of this website’s founding editor by Tom Foolery – a virtually unknown “cartoonist” who brands himself as the artistic conscience of the “reform” movement in South Carolina. More importantly, we’re talking about the “reform movement” itself – an assemblage of penny-ante intellectual lightweights which continues to empower South Carolina’s corrupt oligarchy with its amateur hour incompetence.

The drama to which we refer began earlier this week when Talbert Black, Jr. – a genuinely well-intentioned guy who heads up a S.C. Tea Party group called “Campaign for Liberty” – posted a political cartoon on his Facebook page by Robert Ariail. The cartoon – commissioned by a local political blog – claims there are “social media hit men” in South Carolina intent on “whacking” news outlets which support mandatory income disclosure for politicians.

Wait … what?

Our founding editor – who has been aggressively pushing income disclosure for years (and getting whacked by all sorts of people in the process) – took issue with the whiny atonality of the Ariail cartoon.

“I agree (with) you this is a very important debate – but these are middle school tactics that do not advance it,” Folks wrote on Black’s Facebook page. “In fact this is immature inside baseball – which is why no one reads that website in the first place.”

Rather than just criticizing the whiny immaturity of the cartoon, though, Folks offered up a better way to advance the debate. Specifically, he urged reformers to support an amendment sponsored by S.C. Rep. Kirkman Finlay (R-Columbia) which would have required disclosure of “the source, amount and type of all income received by any public official from a nonpublic source for the preceding calendar year, as indicated by any and all wage or earnings reporting documents issued to the public official.”

(Public salary and payment information is already disclosed, by the way).

“If lawmakers supported the Finlay amendment, good,” he wrote. “If not – they must be targeted for defeat. Silly cartoons and whining isn’t the answer. Lining up opponents to the anti-disclosers – and supporting them financially – is the way to go.”

That’s a pretty hard line, right? And assuming you don’t like that idea, check out this reform proposal we came up with – which would end conflicts of interest altogether by simply banning state lawmakers from taking money from companies impacted by their decisions.

Yet rather than engage in a substantive discussion of the issue, these “reformers” decided to … wait for it … draw another cartoon.

Take a look …

(Click to enlarge)

sic willie cartoon

Pic: Tom Foolery

Ha! How did they know about our founding editor’s Radio Flyer?

Here’s the thing, though: The reform movement in South Carolina is never going to accomplish anything until it starts advancing something resembling concrete ideas – and puts in place a legitimate political operation to support those ideas. In other words, it’s going to take a lot more than hysterical ranting from menopausal pharmheads (and cartoons a three-year-old could draw) to achieve real reform. It’s going to take an understanding of what real reform is – and what is necessary to achieve it.

On those two counts, most South Carolina “reformers” are clueless.

Case in point: A few weeks ago we wrote on the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) “Tea Party,” a group of coastal geriatrics who are emblematic of this state’s “reform movement.” A source of ours described this group as “excessively passionate and under-educated about the issues they think they want to be involved in.”

“No one takes them seriously,” another source told us. “Or will anytime soon.”

Indeed. More to the point this group failed to field a GOP primary challenger against uber-liberal “Republican” State Senator Luke Rankin – a former Democrat – a testament to its nonexistent political capabilities.

This website, on the other hand, has credibility – and an audience – because it intelligently advances specific, substantive policies. Also, we are unafraid to challenge any elected official (on or offline) and are consistent in calling people out when they do wrong.

All of which is why they’re drawing cartoons of us, not the other way around.

“Reformers” like S.C. Policy Council executive director Ashley Landess? They have no credibility – or consistency. For example, Landess spent months working to save S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s skin after it was revealed he wasted tax money to facilitate a romantic rendezvous in South America with his then-lover, Maria Belen Chapur.

How’s that for hypocrisy from a “pro-taxpayer” advocate?

Landess has also spent hundreds of thousands of dollars trying – and failing – to build a credible pro-limited government website in South Carolina (something we built from scratch with nothing).

South Carolina politicians behave corruptly and in their own self-interest for several reasons. First of all most of them are genuinely evil people – corrupt to their core. Also, the state’s mainstream media is totally in the tank – racking up millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded advertising and government subsidies.

But there’s another reason South Carolina government is so hopelessly corrupt: The people trying to reform it are idiots.

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100 comments

shifty henry August 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Will, when you’re ready for “editorial” cartoons in the comments section, let us know! None of mine contained nudity, racism, vulgarity, or profanity – just sharp wit and humor.

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 6:58 am

I wouldn’t count on that anytime soon, Henry…unless he can figure a way to ban me from the mix.

http://2big2fall.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/photoshop-fun-with-will-folks-fitsnews/

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Frank Pytel August 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

Mr. Foolery at least has original thought. Do you always copy and paste?

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

All of the copy/paste links that I post here are links to articles and photoshops which I created and published on my blog site. All are original.
Anything else?

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Frank Pytel August 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm

BS. Your blog even states you snatched up the pics. Most of the ones on your site are directly from this site, or from the original site. You don’t have any original pics of that bunny on the lead of your post.

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm

WTF are you talking about?
That’s what photoshop is all about…taking pictures and altering them to make a completely different point. Of course I “snatched up” the pictures. They are a palette, a starting point. The final, altered product becomes original because it makes a statement other than that which was intended.

Have you never heard of collage art? I’m still trying to figure out your “bunny” reference.

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Perhaps you should google “political photoshop”( then click “images”) or just add “photoshop” to the following words: Republican, Democrat, Hitler, Obama, Boehner, communist, tea party or any of thousands of words to see how extensive photoshop as a form of commentary has become. You will see thousands of people doing what I am doing.

Weather you consider it legitimate art of not is of no importance beyond the end of your own nose. I don’t wake up every morning and ask myself what I need to do to get the approval of Frank Pytel.

Sarah Palin Forever! August 4, 2013 at 5:45 pm

You need to understand that Pytel is sort of a “gofer” for Fits,at least figuratively, and depending on his level of inebriation.Embittered at “guvmint” because he has been rightly called to heel for screwing over his exWives,he contents himself with silly delusions that he voted for Obama and ,in Fitslike manner,nsisting he is not a Republican, while ,in his writing, endorsing their views,in toto.

His latest fantasy is that ,due to the injustices heaped upon him by said “guvmint,” he is on a mission to destroy the same by voting for all those he deems evil,i.e. Democrats,while,for no particular reason defending Fits at all costs,especially after a few belts of liquid courage down the road!

Also,he is obsessed with Huffington Post.

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Thanks for cueing me in on his situation. Sounds like he needs to sober up, take stock of his life, and get some help. I’ve gone without alcohol in any form for seven years. It wasn’t that hard to quit, not compared to tobacco. Stopped that 7 months ago.

Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 5:39 am

Playboy bunny

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Maybe you should google “political photoshop”( then click “images”) or just add “photoshop” to the following words: Republican, Semocrat, Hitler, Obama, Boehner, communist, tea party or any of thousands of words to see how extensive photoshop as a form of commentary has become. You will see thousands of people doing what I am doing.

Weather you consider it legitimate art of not is of no importance beyond the end of your own nose. I don’t do this to get the approval of imbeciles.

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Perhaps you should google “political photoshop”( then click “images”) or just add “photoshop” to the following words: Republican, Democrat, Hitler, Obama, Boehner, communist, tea party or any of thousands of words to see how extensive photoshop as a form of commentary has become. You will see lots of people doing what I am doing.

Weather you consider it legitimate as art or political expression of not is of no importance beyond the end of your own nose. I don’t wake up every morning and ask myself what I need to do to get the approval of Frank Pytel.

Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 5:39 am

I didn’t say it was right or wrong. And you shouldn’t try to get my approval.

Frank Pytel August 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

Mr. Folks;

I posted this link to your tip line with the thought you might get a kick out of the term ‘Reducing the Cognitive Load’ and to try to get you to see that maybe SC is not as bad as expected/expounded upon at your site.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2013/08/01/saving-millions-by-donning-smart-glasses-at-work/

Then I saw the above blog. I stand corrected.

Humbly, Frank Pytel

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 7:07 am

By the way. I always enjoyed the pics you posted.

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 7:08 am

One other thing, Henry. I am 2big2fall.

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shifty henry August 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Will, when you’re ready for “editorial” cartoons in the comments section, let us know! None of mine contained nudity, racism, vulgarity, or profanity – just sharp wit and humor.

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 6:58 am

I wouldn’t count on that anytime soon, Henry…unless he can figure a way to ban me from the mix.

http://2big2fall.wordpress.com/2013/05/31/photoshop-fun-with-will-folks-fitsnews/

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Frank Pytel August 4, 2013 at 10:30 am

Mr. Foolery at least has original thought. Do you always copy and paste?

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 1:30 pm

All of the copy/paste links that I post here are links to articles and photoshops which I created and published on my blog site. All are original.
Anything else?

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Frank Pytel August 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm

BS. Your blog even states you snatched up the pics. Most of the ones on your site are directly from this site, or from the original site. You don’t have any original pics of that bunny on the lead of your post.

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm

WTF are you talking about?
That’s what this category of photoshop is all about…taking pictures and altering them to make a completely different point. Of course I “snatched up” some of the pictures from this site. They are a palette, a starting point. The final, altered product becomes original because it makes a statement other than that which was originally intended.

Have you never heard of collage art?

I’m still trying to figure out your “bunny” reference. An Ewok is not a bunny. Ask George Lucas.

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 4:19 pm

P

Sarah Palin Forever! August 4, 2013 at 5:45 pm

You need to understand that Pytel is sort of a “gofer” for Fits,at least figuratively, and depending on his level of inebriation.Embittered at “guvmint” because he has been rightly called to heel for screwing over his exWives,he contents himself with silly delusions that he voted for Obama and ,in Fitslike manner,nsisting he is not a Republican, while ,in his writing, endorsing their views,in toto.

His latest fantasy is that ,due to the injustices heaped upon him by said “guvmint,” he is on a mission to destroy the same by voting for all those he deems evil,i.e. Democrats,while,for no particular reason defending Fits at all costs,especially after a few belts of liquid courage down the road!

Also,he is obsessed with Huffington Post.

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Thanks for cueing me in on his situation. Sounds like he needs to sober up, take stock of his life, and get some help. I’ve gone without alcohol in any form for seven years. It wasn’t that hard to quit, not compared to tobacco. Stopped that 7 months ago.

Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 5:39 am

Playboy bunny

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm

No BS, friend…See below.

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Perhaps you should google “political photoshop”( then click “images”) or just add “photoshop” to the following words: Republican, Democrat, Hitler, Obama, Boehner, communist, tea party or any of thousands of words to see how extensive photoshop as a form of commentary has become. You will see lots of people doing what I am doing.

Weather you consider it legitimate as art or political expression of not is of no importance beyond the end of your own nose. I don’t wake up every morning and ask myself what I need to do to get the approval of Frank Pytel.

Frank Pytel August 5, 2013 at 5:39 am

I didn’t say it was right or wrong. And you shouldn’t try to get my approval.

Frank Pytel August 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

Mr. Folks;

I posted this link to your tip line with the thought you might get a kick out of the term ‘Reducing the Cognitive Load’ and to try to get you to see that maybe SC is not as bad as expected/expounded upon at your site.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2013/08/01/saving-millions-by-donning-smart-glasses-at-work/

Then I saw the above blog. I stand corrected.

Humbly, Frank Pytel

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 7:07 am

By the way. I always enjoyed the pics you posted.

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 7:08 am

One other thing, Henry. I am 2big2fall.

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Frank Pytel August 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I gotta be honest here. This story/report is all over the road. I don’t understand what your point is.

SC bloggers/news that complain about government are being targeted by pols (read scum)?

SC reformers are becoming irrelevant because they don’t do something (project political force? Sing with one voice? Act childish? Are from the Dirty Myrtle? IDK)

Sic is pissed because they made a (really bad, really bad) political cartoon?

I gotta admit I am lost on this article? Frankly, I fully expected, based on the title, to see some kind of marching orders. Call so and so. Piss and whine on The State? IDK

Can anyone help me out here?

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Will Folks aka Sic August 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I’m mad about the cartoon. that’s what it’s all about.

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Frank Pytel August 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Cool. Just checkin’ my sanity. Thanks Boss. :)

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shifty henry August 3, 2013 at 4:57 pm

That cartoon could have been worse – he could have put you in a diaper! (That’s what 2big2fall would have done)

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 7:07 am

Henry,
Will just doesn’t have much in the way of a self-effacing sense of humor. That’s why he banned photos and photoshops. He knew that I would take him on.

I hope this post stays around for a while. It may, as I understand that Will is super busy posting on The State website under his nom de plume, Big T…or is it Grand Tango?
God help him when this silly shit is finally exposed.

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Frank Pytel August 4, 2013 at 10:28 am

Who are you, newb.

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Not a newb here. I used to post all the time as 2big2fall.

tomstickler August 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Is it the shirt or the shoes?

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nitrat August 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Does this mean you can dish it out, but not take it?
Arial is a great cartoonist. There are many politicos who know they’ve arrived when they’re his subject. And, I’m sure secretly love it. You should be proud, ya little twerp.

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Tetley August 4, 2013 at 12:34 am

Will… why? The cartoon’s not clever… whatever point he’s trying to make, he fails miserably. What does it mean? That you’re like a little kid smoking a cigar? Dude, you need to grow another couple-three layers of skin, if you’re gonna let something this hopelessly lame get at you. He pissed you off? He wins, without even bringing a game. Seriously, man.

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Boz Martin August 4, 2013 at 10:43 am

Seriously? Tom Foolery’s? Good Lord. All the shit you say about people every single day and you get bent out of shape about a cartoon? You have a massive following, and this kind of stuff just increases it. Embrace your status as a human dart board. It’ll set your chickens free.

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Sarah Palin Forever! August 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Damn, I agree with Pytel.

Time for ME to hit the sauce!

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Frank Pytel August 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

I gotta be honest here. This story/report is all over the road. I don’t understand what your point is.

SC bloggers/news that complain about government are being targeted by pols (read scum)?

SC reformers are becoming irrelevant because they don’t do something (project political force? Sing with one voice? Act childish? Are from the Dirty Myrtle? IDK)

Sic is pissed because they made a (really bad, really bad) political cartoon?

I gotta admit I am lost on this article? Frankly, I fully expected, based on the title, to see some kind of marching orders. Call so and so. Piss and whine on The State? IDK

Can anyone help me out here?

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Will Folks aka Sic August 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I’m mad about the cartoon. that’s what it’s all about.

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Frank Pytel August 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm

Cool. Just checkin’ my sanity. Thanks Boss. :)

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shifty henry August 3, 2013 at 4:57 pm

That cartoon could have been worse – he could have put you in a diaper! (That’s what 2big2fall would have done)

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 7:07 am

Henry,
Will just doesn’t have much in the way of a self-effacing sense of humor. That’s why he banned photos and photoshops. He knew that I would take him on.

I hope this post stays around for a while. It may, as I understand that Will is super busy posting on The State website under his nom de plume, Big T…or is it Grand Tango?
God help him when this silly shit is finally exposed.

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Guest August 4, 2013 at 10:28 am

Who are you, newb.

Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Not a newb here. I used to post all the time as 2big2fall.

tomstickler August 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Is it the shirt or the shoes?

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nitrat August 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Does this mean you can dish it out, but not take it?
Arial is a great cartoonist. There are many politicos who know they’ve arrived when they’re his subject. And, I’m sure secretly love it. You should be proud, ya little twerp.

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Tetley August 4, 2013 at 12:34 am

Will… why? The cartoon’s not clever… whatever point he’s trying to make, he fails miserably. What does it mean? That you’re like a little kid smoking a cigar? Dude, you need to grow another couple-three layers of skin, if you’re gonna let something this hopelessly lame get at you. He pissed you off? He wins, without even bringing a game. Seriously, man.

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Boz Martin August 4, 2013 at 10:43 am

Seriously? Tom Foolery’s? Good Lord. All the shit you say about people every single day and you get bent out of shape about a cartoon? You have a massive following, and this kind of stuff just increases it. Embrace your status as a human dart board. It’ll set your chickens free.

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Sarah Palin Forever! August 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Damn, I agree with Pytel.

Time for ME to hit the sauce!

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? August 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm

“But there’s another reason South Carolina government is so hopelessly corrupt: The people trying to reform it are idiots.”

Agreed, but in fairness to the idiot “reformers”, gov’t in general is impossible to reform.

That’s why you should continue to make it as small and as meaningless as possible from day 1.

The country started moving in the wrong direction they day the gov’t was formed.

The “experiment” should have moved in the direction of seeing just how small a gov’t could be, all it ended up doing is becoming more like the govt’s in Europe everyone was fleeing by coming here.

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? August 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm

“But there’s another reason South Carolina government is so hopelessly corrupt: The people trying to reform it are idiots.”

Agreed, but in fairness to the idiot “reformers”, gov’t in general is impossible to reform.

That’s why you should continue to make it as small and as meaningless as possible from day 1.

The country started moving in the wrong direction they day the gov’t was formed.

The “experiment” should have moved in the direction of seeing just how small a gov’t could be, all it ended up doing is becoming more like the govt’s in Europe everyone was fleeing by coming here.

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Soft Sigh from Hell August 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm

“But there’s another reason South Carolina government is so hopelessly corrupt: The people trying to reform it are idiots.”

You are channeling Mencken from 90 years ago, he then thinking of the US as a whole.

Also, I think it is now in SC generally correct (I don’t know about then) .

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Soft Sigh from Hell August 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm

“But there’s another reason South Carolina government is so hopelessly corrupt: The people trying to reform it are idiots.”

You are channeling Mencken from 90 years ago, he then thinking of the US as a whole.

Also, I think it is now in SC generally correct (I don’t know about then) .

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guest from holabird August 3, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I just wonder where origin of the current “Tom Foolery” came from.
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In 1955, there was a First Class bar in Washington on Pennsylvania Avenue named the “Tom Foolery” that featured Abbott and Costello movies interspersed with drunk-out-of-their-minds Loveley Lassies dancing on top of the bar – in some state of nudity, and always with a whole bunch od lascivity. On further inspection, it appeared that about half were Stewardae from the airlines, and the other half were equally split between “civil servants” and college ‘girls’ (nobody awarded the title “woman” to anyone under 40 back then).
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On the top floor, was another First Class bar known (strangely enough) as the “Top of the Foolery” – nothing left to the imagination there, and a good place to hook up with a lovely female that wasn’t wasted-drunk.
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Pity there aren’t more of the same (or even the “same old, same old”) left.
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It would be interesting to know if the current user of “Tom Foolery” is an old geezer like me.

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Boz Martin August 4, 2013 at 10:47 am

The following is generally correct, but there is other information that says the term goes back to at least a couple of hundred years earlier.

/// In
fourteenth century England, “Tom Fool” was a generic name for a
mentally deranged person. …

The term gradually softened to any outlandish behavior, and the nounified “tomfoolery” dates back to 19th century England.

Sources:

The Word Detective: http://word-detective.com/092403.html#tomfoolery ///

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guest from holabird August 3, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I just wonder where origin of the current “Tom Foolery” came from.
.
In 1955, there was a First Class bar in Washington on Pennsylvania Avenue named the “Tom Foolery” that featured Abbott and Costello movies interspersed with drunk-out-of-their-minds Loveley Lassies dancing on top of the bar – in some state of nudity, and always with a whole bunch od lascivity. On further inspection, it appeared that about half were Stewardae from the airlines, and the other half were equally split between “civil servants” and college ‘girls’ (nobody awarded the title “woman” to anyone under 40 back then).
.
On the top floor, was another First Class bar known (strangely enough) as the “Top of the Foolery” – nothing left to the imagination there, and a good place to hook up with a lovely female that wasn’t wasted-drunk.
.
Pity there aren’t more of the same (or even the “same old, same old”) left.
.
It would be interesting to know if the current user of “Tom Foolery” is an old geezer like me.

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Boz Martin August 4, 2013 at 10:47 am

The following is generally correct, but there is other information that says the term goes back to at least a couple of hundred years earlier.

/// In
fourteenth century England, “Tom Fool” was a generic name for a
mentally deranged person. …

The term gradually softened to any outlandish behavior, and the nounified “tomfoolery” dates back to 19th century England.

Sources:

The Word Detective: http://word-detective.com/092403.html#tomfoolery ///

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nitrat August 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Po baby…big bad men talking mean ’bout you?

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nitrat August 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Po baby…big bad men talking mean ’bout you?

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Hit August 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm

“…Landess spent months working to save S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s skin after
it was revealed he wasted tax money to facilitate a romantic rendezvous
in South America with his then-lover, Maria Belen Chapur.”

Is that a Freudian slip past tense…or is that a euphemism for mistress?
P.S.- the cartoonist made you look like a crazed Lenin. Not nice.

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Hit August 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm

“…Landess spent months working to save S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s skin after
it was revealed he wasted tax money to facilitate a romantic rendezvous
in South America with his then-lover, Maria Belen Chapur.”

Is that a Freudian slip past tense…or is that a euphemism for mistress?
P.S.- the cartoonist made you look like a crazed Lenin. Not nice.

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Polyphemos August 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Will, dude, it’s a sign that you are getting to them. So don’t let them get to you.

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Slartibartfast August 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Will, dude, it’s a sign that you are getting to them. So don’t let them get to you.

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Fly On The Wall August 4, 2013 at 2:12 am

Will .. .obviously, what you are doing is working. Its getting under their skin, and it shows.
Keep on pushing their buttons. And if you like, I will show up while they are sitting down having lunch with their other psychotic cohorts and toss a glass of sticky coca cola in their face. How ignorant of them to think we do not know exactly who they are, where they live, and the places they like to eat at.

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 7:25 am

Wow! “toss a glass of sticky coca cola in their face.” You are a true revolutionary! Thomas Paine stand aside! A true Son of Liberty! With stalwart souls like you behind him…how can Will Folks fail?

There is one thing about you that needs clarification. Mr. Fly, are you sure that is a wall you are resting on? If it has little bits of peanuts and corn in it you may have to change your ID.

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Frank Pytel August 4, 2013 at 10:26 am

Green CocaCola?

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Fly On The Wall August 4, 2013 at 2:12 am

Will .. .obviously, what you are doing is working. Its getting under their skin, and it shows.
Keep on pushing their buttons. And if you like, I will show up while they are sitting down having lunch with their other psychotic cohorts and toss a glass of sticky coca cola in their face. How ignorant of them to think we do not know exactly who they are, where they live, and the places they like to eat at.

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Gregory Geddings August 4, 2013 at 7:25 am

Wow! “toss a glass of sticky coca cola in their face.” You are a true revolutionary! Thomas Paine stand aside! A true Son of Liberty! With stalwart souls like you behind him…how can Will Folks fail?

There is one thing about you that needs clarification. Mr. Fly, are you sure that is a wall you are resting on? If it has little bits of peanuts and corn in it you may have to change your ID.

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Frank Pytel August 4, 2013 at 10:26 am

Green CocaCola?

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9" August 4, 2013 at 10:24 am

You have no credibility You haven’t arrived.Having to tell yourself these things, is a sign of low self-esteem.But,enjoy being ‘impressed with yourself’,while using inane terms like, ‘uber-liberal “Republican” .’ You’re ridiculous.All you’ve got is a big mouth.
You’re, SC’s Monica Lewinsky.Big deal.
You’re also ‘descending into irrelevance’,not that you ever had any.

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Frank Pytel August 4, 2013 at 10:25 am

Dang 9. Strike a nerve?

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Sailor August 4, 2013 at 11:04 am

You seem to spend a lot of time on “irrelevant” blogs.

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9" August 4, 2013 at 10:24 am

You have no credibility You haven’t arrived.Having to tell yourself these things, is a sign of low self-esteem.But,enjoy being ‘impressed with yourself’,while using inane terms like, ‘uber-liberal “Republican” .’ You’re ridiculous.All you’ve got is a big mouth.
You’re, SC’s Monica Lewinsky.Big deal.
You’re also ‘descending into irrelevance’,not that you ever had any.

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Frank Pytel August 4, 2013 at 10:25 am

Dang 9. Strike a nerve?

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Sailor August 4, 2013 at 11:04 am

You seem to spend a lot of time on “irrelevant” blogs.

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Boz Martin August 4, 2013 at 10:32 am

I’ve seen photos of other TP groups in the state, btw. I don’t think the dishonest control freaks in the Myrtle Beach group have a monopoly on the geriatrics label.

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Boz Martin August 4, 2013 at 10:32 am

I’ve seen photos of other TP groups in the state, btw. I don’t think the dishonest control freaks in the Myrtle Beach group have a monopoly on the geriatrics label.

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lawzoo August 4, 2013 at 12:04 pm

“The Nerve” ?? Hell, I’d never heard of it much less read it. Ariail ? Liked most of his cartoons while with The State and most now with the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
Most. Good days and bad days but aren’t they all?
He’s no Lukovich (AJC) but who is?

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Smirks August 4, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I like Ariail for the most part. There are cartoons of his that aren’t my cup of tea but that is the nature of political cartoons.

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lawzoo August 4, 2013 at 12:04 pm

“The Nerve” ?? Hell, I’d never heard of it much less read it. Ariail ? Liked most of his cartoons while with The State and most now with the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.
Most. Good days and bad days but aren’t they all?
He’s no Lukovich (AJC) but who is?

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Smirks August 4, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I like Ariail for the most part. There are cartoons of his that aren’t my cup of tea but that is the nature of political cartoons.

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Working Tommy C August 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm

“Our founding editor – who has been aggressively pushing income disclosure for years . . . ”

“This website, on the other hand, has credibility – and an audience – because it intelligently advances specific, substantive policies. . . . ”

So, it sounds like you’ve been a reformer for quite some time now, right?

“[T]he “reform movement” itself – an assemblage of penny-ante intellectual
lightweights which continues to empower South Carolina’s corrupt
oligarchy with its amateur hour incompetence. . . . ”

“The people trying to reform [SC] are idiots.”

Ah! Well, since you’re–by obvious implication–including yourself in that assessment, no one can get too upset at your criticism.

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Working Tommy C August 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm

“Our founding editor – who has been aggressively pushing income disclosure for years . . . ”

“This website, on the other hand, has credibility – and an audience – because it intelligently advances specific, substantive policies. . . . ”

So, it sounds like you’ve been a reformer for quite some time now, right?

“[T]he “reform movement” itself – an assemblage of penny-ante intellectual
lightweights which continues to empower South Carolina’s corrupt
oligarchy with its amateur hour incompetence. . . . ”

“The people trying to reform [SC] are idiots.”

Ah! Well, since you’re–by obvious implication–including yourself in that assessment, no one can get too upset at your criticism.

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Ralph Hightower August 4, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Sic Willie doesn’t have the intelligence to put his opinion in one frame.

http://robertariail.com/2010/07/18/nikki-haley/

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Ralph Hightower August 4, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Sic Willie doesn’t have the intelligence to put his opinion in one frame.

http://robertariail.com/2010/07/18/nikki-haley/

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The Way You Look Tonight August 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Don’t understand WF’s dislike of Ashley Landess. Gotta be more to it. SCPC is about as clean a “window” operation there is, exposing corrupt state politicians. We cannot count on The State or the P&C for that. And Corey Hutchins, well, occasionally he publishes something newsworthy. Fitsnews and The Nerve is about it for investigative political reporting in our rotten state.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77LRjLGwOkc

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The Way You Look Tonight August 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Don’t understand WF’s dislike of Ashley Landess. Gotta be more to it. SCPC is about as clean a “window” operation there is, exposing corrupt state politicians. We cannot count on The State or the P&C for that. And Corey Hutchins, well, occasionally he publishes something newsworthy. Fitsnews and The Nerve is about it for investigative political reporting in our rotten state.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77LRjLGwOkc

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What about August 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

No less than 3 cartoons in a row dedicated to you. Not sure how or why I get spammed with these things. I never signed up for them – they obviously rented or stole another email list. I didn’t unsubscribe because I like political cartoons if they are done well. Ariel is good at his job – or was. The other guy has yet to spam me one that I thought was funny or thoughtful.

Anyway, 3 cartoons in a row? About Will? Man talk about living in someone’s head rent free.

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What about August 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

No less than 3 cartoons in a row dedicated to you. Not sure how or why I get spammed with these things. I never signed up for them – they obviously rented or stole another email list. I didn’t unsubscribe because I like political cartoons if they are done well. Ariel is good at his job – or was. The other guy has yet to spam me one that I thought was funny or thoughtful.

Anyway, 3 cartoons in a row? About Will? Man talk about living in someone’s head rent free.

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SeneseLikeChaps August 5, 2013 at 11:52 am

Last week you brought up a still birth, tried to tie it to an affair because the god-parents were listed in the obit and you complain about middle school tactics?

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SeneseLikeChaps August 5, 2013 at 11:52 am

Last week you brought up a still birth, tried to tie it to an affair because the god-parents were listed in the obit and you complain about middle school tactics?

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Gregory Geddings August 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I heard a rumor that “Tom Foolery” is actually Colton Hodge, Tits’ upstate crooner buddy.

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Gregory Geddings August 5, 2013 at 6:27 pm

I heard a rumor that “Tom Foolery” is actually Colton Hodge, Tits’ upstate crooner buddy.

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