T-Rav: “Major Announcement” Coming

LET THE RUMOR MILL COMMENCE! Thomas Ravenel has something to say … and a nationally televised audience waiting to listen. The former South Carolina Treasurer tells FITS he will make a “major announcement” during an appearance next week on Bravo Television’s Watch What Happens Live – hosted by Andy Cohen. Ravenel’s…


Thomas Ravenel has something to say … and a nationally televised audience waiting to listen.

The former South Carolina Treasurer tells FITS he will make a “major announcement” during an appearance next week on Bravo Television’s Watch What Happens Live – hosted by Andy Cohen.

Ravenel’s interview with Cohen will air next Monday night at 11:00 p.m. EDT – immediately following the latest episode of Southern Charm, Ravenel’s popular reality television program (which airs at 10:00 p.m. EDT).

So … what’s “T-Rav” got up his sleeve?

Good question …

The Lowcountry developer has been dating 22-year-old bombshell Kathryn Calhoun Dennis, but he wouldn’t say whether his announcement had something to do with their relationship – or if it was more political in nature.

Ravenel has hinted that he might challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham as an independent – and has been actively penning editorials in both national and state media outlets in recent months.

Guess we’ll literally have to “watch what happens live …”


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euwe max April 2, 2014 at 4:38 pm

I hope Will puts up a topic on the minimum wage – the disqus server will go down!

Will Folks aka Sic April 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm

I’m against it, but if you are saying this website isn’t substantive then I’d refer you to a piece from Ravenel published last month …

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 5:02 pm

I’m not saying that – I’m just having a blast over at Breitbart. The comments over there are hilarious.

Mike at the Beach April 2, 2014 at 5:07 pm

I’ll say it! Ravenel griping (again) about our military folks overseas and dredging up the tired old “military-industrial complex” line from over at Alex Jones is not “substantive” to the point that one should brag…

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Like I said – I’m not saying that.

Mike at the Beach April 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

I know – I am. It probably would have made more sense had I replied directly to Will’s post…

Smirks April 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm

It’s only hilarious until you remember that a lot of them vote.

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 5:16 pm

I try not to think about that.

It’s also how I manage to eat Johnsonville Beer Brats.

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 6:59 pm

The supreme court decision, you know… like TODAY?

CNSYD April 2, 2014 at 4:44 pm

By what measure is “Southern Charm” popular?

Smirks April 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Probably on the same level that “Myrtle Manor” is popular, and for exactly the same reasons.

Buz Martin April 2, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Myrtle Manor actually has decent ratings.

Norma Scok April 2, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Grand Turdo thinks thats the way all people in Charleston are.

Flipping Penguin April 3, 2014 at 10:19 am

Actually, more than most really are.

Norma Scok April 3, 2014 at 11:23 am

Interesting. Having lived here for 45 years, I just haven’t seen it.

What part of Charleston do you live in?

Flipping Penguin April 3, 2014 at 11:56 am

I wouldn’t live in that shitbox of stuck up “southern charm” coke heads, full of themselves, elitist, racist, motherfuckers if you paid me. Savannah is 10 times the place with 100 times better class of person.

Norma Scok April 3, 2014 at 1:02 pm

So, what you’re trying not to say is that you really don’t have any basis from which to make that sweeping generalization.

Pro tip: Savannah is what would happen if Charleston and Columbia had a bastard child.

Flipping Penguin April 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Been to and stayed in Charleston may times and I have every bit enough information to base my opinion on.

Odd point though. So you live in Charleston for 45 years as you say, then how can you base your “sweeping generalization” about Columbia or Savannah if you couldn’t possibly have lived in either in at least those 45 years if according to you I cant say something about Charlestown? I guess you just think points can only be made by people way too old to have a childish screen name like yours.

Norma Scok April 3, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I lived in Columbia for about 5 years, and have traveled to “Historic RUNDOWN Savannah” quite a bit.

I never said anyone needed to live anywhere 45 years to make an opinion; however; visiting the tourist areas of Charleston and going out to dinner and bars a few times with your friends won’t tell you what Charleston and its surrounding areas are really like any more than watching a group of people who aren’t even from (or live in) Charleston on TV will.

Flipping Penguin April 4, 2014 at 8:33 am

So you lived in Charleston for 45 years and for about 5 years Columbia. When? 45 to 50 years ago, or in a 4-5 year stretch in college? I don’t think that could be seeing how much bad stuff you also seem to have to say against Carolina and you pull for Clemson. So when outside of the 45 years of living in Charleston did you live in Columbia to use to base your opinion on? I am just trying to ascertain this thought of why you feel Charleston is so much better than Columbia or even Savannah. That’s kind of relates to the “elitist” point I was making about Charleston. It doesn’t come from the bars, dinners, or “tourist areas” as most tourist aren’t invited to attend functions at the Hibernian Society and other “social clubs” of that nature. I have been many times out of obligation. (still have family there doing it and going all the time too so that’s why) Or the people way too impressed with themselves that live on the battery or off Tradd St. Or because they have a house in a book from 100 plus years ago. My point earlier is derived from watching these jerkoffs act like they are” better” than people that they really aren’t. Most didn’t earn a penny themselves anyway it was all inheritance, and a person that is only valued at what daddy left them is a person not worth shit. Bottom line is I understand you have an opinion and I have one too but Some of the “secrets” of Charleston are the reason the show is closer than you think to fact. Yes its a show and overblown but look closely next time you see some of those “important people” down there. Who are they really? Do you even know?

Norma Scok April 4, 2014 at 9:04 am

If you’re writing a book or going to film a movie about me, I’ll send you my phone number and we can discuss my resume; however it will require a substantial sum of money up front for the ability to do so.
As for how close “Southern Charm” is to real, daily life in CHS..not very. Certainly there are trust funders living on IOP and downtown who may sleep until noon and wake up to a bourbon on their front porch, and most of them aren’t from here and moved here after they retired from CT, Ohio, or some other place up north. If you don’t believe me, ask them as you say you socialize with them. And for that, there’s dooshbags from everywhere, literally everywhere–Columbia, Savannah–they’re there. I remember working in downtown COlumbia and going to the Vista after work and seeing that shit show during happy hour. It was humorous. On “Southern Charm” how many of those toolbags are actually from CHS? Two of them? And they are born from political families, which retards them from birth. I imagine they can’t help but be like that but from upbringing.
Lastly, Why is Charleston so much better than Columbia or Savannah? If you’ve been to both places as extensively as you say, I’m not sure how you can ask that question with any sincerity. I’ve only ever heard people say they want to go to Savannah for St Patrick’s Day..and I’ve never heard anyone say they want to vacation, much less go to, Columbia. There’s a reason. If you can’t figure it out, well..enjoy Dentsville.

Flipping Penguin April 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm

1st I will enjoy Dentsville just as much as you enjoy the St Andrews part of West Ashley. 2nd you say as a point Charleston is “better” because more people want to go there, as in tourist, so by your exact point you would have to admit Vegas is a better place than old Chucktown. Last living 45 years in Charleston, and 5 in Columbia makes you at least 50, why do you use a screen name a 13 year old would use? Is that the “class” of Charleston?

SCBlueWoman April 2, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Bless his heart. She’s no bombshell and he’s no prize. Only in SC can someone with his baggage even think about running for office. Move over Markie Parkie Creepster.

sdrawkcab April 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm

“Only in SC can someone with his baggage….”

I don’t know about that; trade his Charleston drawl for a Massachusetts one and he’d make the perfect Kennedy.

ReElect Nikki April 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Good Republican comeback there,but we are in SC and hes your boy.Remember his great line:

“I’m a Reagan Republican through and through.”

Sandlapper April 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm

When did they start “drawling” in Massachusetts and what specific living Kennedy officeholder are you referring to?

sdrawkcab April 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Oh dear…pardon me; let me re-phrase – replace his Charleston drawl for a Massachusetts accent….

And really…it has to be one specific LIVING Kennedy to compare him to? I was thinking he had the traits to fit in with that family, not that he was a carbon-copy of one of them; he comes from family money, fancies himself as a politician and statesman, is a womanizer, alcohol & substance abuser, ex-con….I’ll let you match the Kennedy to the trait if you’re so inclined to work the Google.

Uncle Teddy’s the easiest comparison and he’s got all the attributes save for the ex-con part, though the Kopechne family probably wishes that wasn’t the case.

Mike at the Beach April 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Have you ever seen her? She may be batshit crazy, loose, drunk, impressed with herself, and hang out with like-minded degenerates, but she’s a hammer.

shifty henry April 2, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Too bad I didn’t save any of her photos from the days of yore on Fitsnews….(sigh)

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 7:02 pm

I know… there were thousands of Berg’s and Bez’s files lost in the abc purges…. it was… horrific!

Squishy123 April 2, 2014 at 5:53 pm

And it’s fairly obvious that time isn’t going to be kind to her.

Trophy twat April 2, 2014 at 10:01 pm

I agree. Poor child looks like she’ll run to fat, and with her fair skin, wrinkle early. Of course smokes and booze won’t help either. Someone take those false eyelashes away from her.

prisspot April 3, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Did you see her when she woke up in T-Rav’s bed?? OMG it was scary…and you’re right, she will NOT age well.

Buz Martin April 2, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Yeah. She really is hot. Even the damned mugshot was hot. Spotty face and all. I’ve been kind of dickish about calling her the spotty-faced chick. She’s just another good-looking SC narcissist ditz. He’s the same, on the male side, only OLD, or getting there quickly. Ain’t SHIT “substantive” about either one of them.

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 7:59 am

Agreed. Plus, mere “hotness” is really no big deal. Now, finding a hot chic with at least half a brain and minimal snakes in her head- that’s a big deal. Oh, and watch the “old” cracks, there, pal. Homeboy is only 2 or 3 years older than I am… ;-)

JJEvans April 3, 2014 at 10:37 am

Hot, with a brain, and classy. And a good mother (or potential mother) to her children. Now that’s sexy.

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Very well said, friend.

Buz Martin April 3, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Haha! Just reminding y’all that the years ‘twixt late ’40s and late ’60s pass in the twinkling of an eye. And to that chicks generation y’all are already older’n dirt. Just a perspective thing, that’s all.

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Trust me, I know. I still teach at a few colleges as an adjunct now and then, and the kids have transitioned from being comfortable with the “call me Mike” thing to calling me “Professor” (despite my protestations). In their world, 48 is just too far away to even think about…

Squishy123 April 6, 2014 at 8:51 am

I know adjuncts who request students to call them Professor even though they do not have the credentials, a Masters Degree does not make you a professor”. In higher education, an adjunct faculty member is equal to a substitute teacher.

Mike at the Beach April 6, 2014 at 9:32 am

I see folks like that too- those adjuncts are the ones who are dying to get on full time, but either won’t (or can’t) get their PhD, or have some weirdness in their background that keeps them out. I try to hang out with the few who are like me- actually working in the field, with no desire to be a full-time professor. I lump those clowns in with the professors (full or part-time) who insist on being addressed as “Doctor” in every single conversation. I think they even make their spouses do it.

prisspot April 3, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Did you see her without make-up?? It was scary!! And trust me…she is not going to age well. She’s at her very best right this second.

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 2, 2014 at 10:03 pm

TBG’s kind of girl…….

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 8:01 am

I know, right? Thing is, I am a fairly successful dude (financially speaking), but I am thinking that in regard to her dating (well, screwing) habits she generally starts a few notches above “fairly successful.”

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Keep your checkbook straight, amigo, if you jump into that game!

Norma Scok April 2, 2014 at 10:33 pm

She’s one big “meh”.

Fits pretty much seems to think any human with a vagina thats under 200# is a “bombshell”.

euwe max April 3, 2014 at 4:05 am

max thinks that’s a damn good place to start!

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 8:09 am

She’s not super-duper train smoke hot, but if we’re talking about her superficial beauty most dudes I know consider her pretty cute. I’ve only used the standard to which you allude (vaginas under 200lbs) long, long ago in Five Points after midnight. Beer was almost always involved. I’ve matured (admittedly only a little) since then.

SCBlueWoman April 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

Basic difference between men and women. Women would prefer brains and self awareness over marginal looks and no substance. At least I find that sexier.

Norma Scok April 3, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Women like money and security. Past that, anything else positive is a bonus.

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Whoa now! We were talking about her “bombshell” status, not her “marryin’ kind” status! She’s a take-her-home girl, not a take-her-home-to-meet-Momma girl. Case in point- my wife is 97% as hot as that ditz physically, and 10,000% hotter than her spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, etc. Men tend to separate this out differently than women (translation: we can turn our shallowness off and on).

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm

You must have left before the Ugly Bus arrived…

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 9:20 pm

You know how it was…some nights you had it; other nights, not so much…

Buz Martin April 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I don’t even TALK about some of my long, long agos in Five Points after midnight. What I remember of them. But there were a few, oh lord yes there were a precious few who were world-class smokin’ hot. Some sorority girls “slumming” with a hippy dude, and oh my GAWD that one nursing student with the genuine snapper! WOAH!!!

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Easy there, friend…don’t want to strain an aorta or something…

Buz Martin April 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Thanks. Good advice.

Squishy123 April 6, 2014 at 8:48 am

I have heard that the 1970’s were great. It’s a shame I was more interested in Lincoln Logs and the fact that Looney Tunes were cut from 90 minutes to 60 minutes on Saturday morning at the time.

churchlady23 April 3, 2014 at 7:35 pm

You are right! Bless his little heart. Oh my . dear, dear. Only in SC can someone with his baggage .. Let’s see , Mark Sanford ( Jenny and my four little boys..) ending with Maria. Eckstrom and his many gross affairs. Loftis and his foul, vile disease and sworn testimonies which are public knowledge, indicating violence against women, bad temper, lies, abuse of court. Sworn testimonies, from Loftis himself, indicate giving his intimate male friend 2 million dollars last year , or this year? This treasurer needs to clarify this relationship and show transparency. What has this friend done for this? Who paid for this money? Where did this money go? From the taxpayers, from the citizens of SC, to a charitable organization which can shelter this income? Transparency …Why do we need this man for Treasurer? What has he done for SC? Best job he ever had! From the bug man in Cayce to “drinking at the tits of government!” A very vile man.

Cicero April 2, 2014 at 4:48 pm

No disclosure that you’re his “political consultant”? FITS: best pay-for-say blog in SC!

Will Folks aka Sic April 2, 2014 at 4:54 pm

When did I get paid? Someone forgot to tell my bank account that.

Mike at the Beach April 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm

I’ll show my ignorance of the professional political consultation world for a bit- that kind of disclosure is not required, is it? Even if you HAD been paid, isn’t the disclosure burden (for expenditures, anyway) on the candidate if they’ve filed or are fundraising? I always thought that the consultants mainly had to ensure that they didn’t bust fundraising or advertising regs on behalf of the client, not that they had to go around singing about who they were promoting.

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Teresa denied being paid for sliming her family and friends… it’s hell trying to follow the paper trail when there isn’t one.

Will Folks aka Sic April 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm

speaking of media promotion, I’d encourage you to look at the Pew Center report released last month which outlines how the Washington Post, New York Times and other outlets are engaging in “Native Advertising,” which is straight up “pay-to-say,” as you call it.

that, in addition to their perpetual cock-sucking of the people who are bankrupting this country.

just saying …

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 8:20 am

I know we’ve been going at it a little on your bromance with Ravenel, but I’ve never uttered the phrase “pay to say” in my life. I plead not guilty. Unlike a few of the folks on here, I am fully capable of reading the large, plainly visible disclaimer (“Unfair. Imbalanced.”) at the top of every page. If I ever mumble anything about “journalistic integrity” to you, you have my permission to bitch slap me.

John April 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

I’ve never seen Will get as defensive or make as many comments as he has on this article. Apparently the negative feedback has touched a nerve.

Original Good Old Boy April 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I think you are on to something. Touchy touchy regarding his man crush.

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Agreed. I will say this this, though; all of us have our psychological / self-awareness blind spots (think waaaaay back to your Psych 101 class and all of the Johari worksheets). I just think Ravenel is driving in one of Will’s right now. I am guilty of this at times as well when I get a little too close to a project or too emotionally vested in the outcome of an operation. I am a pretty self-aware dude and stay vigilant about remaining so, yet these blind spots creep up on me once in a while too. I just hope Will’s Ravenel blind spot passes before the 1,000th Ravenel post / mention / promotion / etc. or I may have to start drinking brown liquor.

churchlady23 April 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Will Folks, I also wonder about this” pay to say”. I have seen many posts and altered egos posts on FitsNews which appeared very fake and absolutely untrue. ” Unfair and imbalanced”.. Eckstrom, Ravenel, Loftis would be part of this “pay to say”. Journalistic integrity is out of the door.

AdvilPM April 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Never was in the door, Sic admits his “Journalistic Integrity” and again, here it is his journalistic style, “Unfair, Imbalanced.” Keep up the good work Sicness or whatever this is.

Smirks April 2, 2014 at 5:35 pm

T-Rav is hardly popular judging from the other commenters (who may just be a very vocal minority, who knows?), hence the assumption. Plus, seems odd he’s given a platform like he’s a prominent figure, almost like Sanford (who people also claim pays you) or the various Rich-affiliated groups/politicians (who people also claim pays you).

It’s basically “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” versus “Things aren’t always what they seem.” Human nature dictates that suspicion typically trumps benefit of the doubt in these circumstances.

Also, you might be GrandTango. Maybe. At least it’s funnier to pretend you are, anyways.

Buz Martin April 2, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Yeah, it’s hilarious to me to pretend he’s GrandTango/BigT. Like Fight Club re-done by the Farrelly brothers would be.

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 10:57 pm

Dude, that is scary brilliant!

The first rule of Fight Club? Sometimes a bowler just has to face the music…

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Somehow it is much less scary to think of GT as Will’s alter ego… than to think there is a *real* GT out there…somewhere….

Original Good Old Boy April 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Unless Will has been playing a serious long game, he’s not big t, who has been trolling local message boards since at least 1999.

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 10:05 pm

I have to agree with OGOB, albeit for a different / additional reason. I just don’t know if Will (or anyone) could stay on that crazy script so consistently for so long.

sonnysboy April 2, 2014 at 6:12 pm

if you aren’t bought and paid for, and I hope you are not, then why don’t you report that he got popped for a DWI recently and lost his license, since he’s apparently a potential candidate for the US Senate? how about announcing that his 22 year old gal pal, who you have held out as a “celebrity” in the past, got knocked up and had his baby?
if these things happened to any other candidate or potential candidate for Congress (with the exception of Nancy Mace, eh?), or were rumored to have happened, you’d sure as heck report them
if you are holding back on reporting anything negative because he’s your buddy or you hope to get paid in the future, then you are a poor man’s Charleston News and Courier, deciding what’s “fits” to print based on your own self-interests, worse, you are a hypocrite
say it aint so, man!

Will Folks aka Sic April 2, 2014 at 7:49 pm

The DUI wasn’t recent it was last summer … and we’ve mentioned it in prior coverage (along with references to his drug arrest, which we reported on six years ago as it happened).

Also unlike the Post and Courier – which we have exposed repeatedly as being unfair and imbalanced – this website doesn’t hold itself out as an impartial news source.

“Unfair, Imbalanced” is our motto. Says so at the top of this page.

Having said that, I’ll put FITS’ record of being an equal opportunity ass cutter up against ANY outlet in this state.

Hell, the only reason I exist at all is the MSM in this state is such a joke.

Jeff April 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Are you not his political consultant? Was the episode of Southern Charm where you were introduced as such not correct?

Jeff April 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

And for the record, i’d vote for him in a second over Lady Lindsey or anyone else currently in the running. I am just curious if you will admit to being his consultant as was portrayed on the show. Or was that all bs?

Slartibartfast April 3, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Me three!

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm

TBG would vote for Pablo Escobar before he would vote for Lindsey Graham.

*Yes, TBG realizes that Escobar is still dead and did not meet other eligibility requirements.*

euwe max April 4, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Do you think his coke was better than Graham’s?

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 4, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Escobar was willing to use his *own* money to buy F-16’s.

euwe max April 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm

The Libertarian Ideal.

Slartibartfast April 4, 2014 at 9:27 pm

..or Generalissimo Francisco Franco!

churchlady23 April 3, 2014 at 7:44 pm

He said it on the show. It is on tape! Consultant to Ravenel and” pay to say” for others and altered egos of many…

Old n' Po April 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Random comments: Your appearance was a little too posed and unexpectedly amateurish, but you still the man. Should have been more casual. T-Rav has wasted so much time, talent and money; but I would still vote for him. His wife has her grandfather’s savvy and should not be underestimated; but the false eyelashes have GOT to be toned down! He should marry her and she should push him from behind…before she has to push him from behind…. After all this is SC and It worked for Nancy Moore – at least for a little while. Old Strom joke: “Senator, aren’t you worried about a heart attack during intimacy?” Strom: “Well, if she dies, she dies.”

shifty henry April 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Has Mrs. Sic been doing any extra shopping lately — say, like in Montreal?

JamesRiverBlues April 2, 2014 at 4:52 pm

I am sure she had his kid. Think it was last week.

Smirks April 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm

I hope he does run for office, and blows every last dime to his name. He’ll lose horribly and still be irrelevant, but at least he’ll be broke too.

Mike at the Beach April 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Amen, brother. He’ll always have FITS, though…

SCBlueWoman April 3, 2014 at 8:40 am

He blows alright.

prisspot April 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Oh no!!!! if he’s broke then he will surely lose the clown headed hooch!!

bogart April 4, 2014 at 11:13 am

He has every right to run. Heard Honey Boo Boo is thinking of running in Ga…..gotta love our southern CELEBRETIES, Thomas Ravenel and Honey Boo Boo…Is it truth or rumor that Markie and soul mate are going to be guest on Southern Charm….reading Bible verses and talking the sins of fornication?

Skuhhhhhshuuuuuu April 2, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Snooze. Fart, scratch. Snooze.

Mike at the Beach April 2, 2014 at 5:13 pm

What a shocker! Another bromance piece on Ravenel, who will evidently go where all nationally regarded, serious politicians go to make important announcements- Bravo TV! What a coincidence, too, that Ravenel is starring in the trashy reality deal on Bravo, *and* that’s where his ginormous announcement got picked up. Crazy weird…

Will the announcement be that he be da bay-bay daddy? Will it be the mea culpa with all of the details of his guilty plea to the New York DUI he previously denied committing? Are he and Will coming out? I won’t be watching primarily because I am busy, but also because I know I can casually check here the day after and catch the breathless blow-by-blow (no pun intended) recap in just a few minutes.

Will Folks aka Sic April 2, 2014 at 6:36 pm

+2 for the humor … and the repeated expression of your own repressed homosexual urges … btw, still waiting for your substantive response to that Ukraine piece you bloviated against recently. Or is it just reflexive “kill the messenger” anytime T-Rav’s name gets mentioned?

promise me whatever you do, no matter how “busy” you get … you’ll never stop clicking and commenting on T-Rav stories. promise me. pinky swear it too, since I’m gay and all.

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Really Will, if you need a week or two off – I can do the homosexual snark just like that – they’d never have to know… Wanna see my libertarian schtick? I’ve studied it, and now I’m pretty sure I got that *down*

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Nice of you to offer. Good Lord he *must* be tired by now…

CNSYD April 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Mike promises the Ukraine response the day after your tell all Haley book is published.

Mike at the Beach April 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

I’m not sure I would feel compelled to do so even then, but I guess that does seem fair.

Mike at the Beach April 2, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Ha! Amusing as always, amigo! Keep waiting on the response to Ravenel’s Ukraine thing; it won’t be forthcoming (not from me, anyway). Never promised it; not gonna do it (cue the GHW Bush / Dana Carvey voice with hand gestures). I love you, man (there goes that latent homo thing, again I guess) but you are TOTALLY clueless as to what I’m talking about with your boy. It is *precisely* that I *am* “killing” (figuratively, of course) the messenger. That IS my point. I believe I said that I didn’t necessarily disagree with all of his contentions. My rants against Ravenel aren’t empty bloviation- I spell out very clearly what my beefs with his credibility are. My reflexive responses to your hyper-promotion of Ravenel are just that, responses to the hyper promotion (and only secondarily to his weaknesses as a messenger). I’m not alone in that opinion, either, in case you haven’t noticed. If he runs (I’m not sure that he will, but I sure hope he does), you’ll really see that I’m not alone.

Oh, and please don’t get sensitive to gay jokes! Come on, bro- I think anyone at all connected to the Cola political scene is well aware of your hetero exploits “back in the day.” Worst case scenario for you you could be bi around the edges or something, maybe. You have a hot wife, I have a hot wife. You’re straight, I’m straight, I get it! H-U-M-O-R! Joking about being gay doesn’t make you gay. God, I hope I’m right about that because I *really* don’t want to start having sex with dudes.

One final bit of bloviating for you- you may not believe I’m busy (for whatever reason), but I will definitely take your advice and continue to click on your stories. Make the money, baby! I have to stay in the loop on this stuff- do you know how long it would take me to dig up the tips, info, rumors, and perspective you provide (Ravenel fixation notwithstanding) if I had to dig through the crap in the P&C, la Socialista, and the handful of pathetic SC contenders to your throne? I just don’t have that kind of time! I will, though, do my little part in reminding peeps of Ravenel’s hubris for as long as he obliviously displays it.

Peace! I’m almost at my 15-minute, self-imposed FITS limit for 2 APR, but I’ll be clicking away again tomorrow!

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 2, 2014 at 9:48 pm

You have a hot wife, I have a hot wife.


…..and I-I-I [momentarily drops character facade]I-I stopped believing Alex Jones ffffor you!!!!

*Regains semblance of control*

Aunt Piddie Pat!!! Fetch TBG some PBR’s, a fifth of um fire water and a glass of Manishewitz.

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 10:09 pm

No doubt this guy is a spook – he fights for the wrong side with the cool of the right side.

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 10:02 pm

In the words of the GEICO caveman, uhhh, what?! ;-)

euwe max April 3, 2014 at 10:17 pm

You’re a spook, right?

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Not really, any more. It’s complicated. Anyway, I was more addressing the “wrong side” aspect of the comment… ;-)

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 8:17 am

Now, now. I think you knew all along…

Too much time... April 3, 2014 at 8:40 am

You’re starting to give the name “blowhard” a new meaning.

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 9:51 pm

I feel you, but there’s an easy solution- skip right on over my stuff. I’m not sensitive. I like discussing ideas and debating, but if name calling and ad hominem stuff is your bag, that’s cool too (seriously). That’s what’s so great about the interwebs. Hell, we even talk to GT here.

Bible Thumper April 2, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Your admission explains your bitterness toward Graham.

Squishy123 April 2, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Maybe he’s going to come out of the closet, that’d explain all the pastel colored clothes.

Is someone looking for a date? April 3, 2014 at 10:22 am

Wishful thinking?

well-i-am into it April 2, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I have a weakness for rooting for the underdog….so I will side Thomas and wish him the best in his life. But he needs to wake up and see that rest of the electorate do not live like him. They (the electorate) drink more so to relieve stress of hard work…and largely stick to mating with one partner…they dont wake up at noon…do not bitch slap or threaten people…..Man…Thomas…they want their lives to be a little better (and respectable) for themselves and their kids…Can you see that? Can you make that happen with single-minded focus? If so…Run.

Ha Ha April 2, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Hahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahaha

easterndumbfuckastan April 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm

No more T-Rav. Please stop, it burns!

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm

…like a fart in a Fiat.

SCBlues April 2, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Whoa now, pardner! Some of you gents need to check yourselves with these comments about our T-Rav . . . he did ask Whitney to “step outside” this past Monday night, you know! T-Rav was getting his macho on so you boys better tone it down if you know what is good for you! LOL

Town Crier April 2, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Better tone it down or he will “bish shlap” somebody…

Ralph Hightower April 2, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Southern Charm merges with Myrtle Manor?

Jenn April 2, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Popular? Will, if you had bothered to look you would know that the ratings for Southern Charm are not great, it will not get a second season.

pcinsc April 2, 2014 at 8:56 pm

thank goodness – i did watch the show out of curiosity. T-Rav is a sad man. IMO, he only did this show thinking he could be the next Teresa (from RHONJ) and rake in the money!

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm

How does a drug abuser like him get a high-class hooker like her?

Mike at the Beach April 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Really?! Oh, that was rhetorical…

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 8:16 pm

I was thinking of starting to abuse drugs again if I could tap into his hooker resource.

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 9:58 pm

I don’t know, bro. If you amortize out the hourly on what he’s going to pay over time if she really is pregnant, that was one expensive couple of weeks!

euwe max April 3, 2014 at 10:16 pm

pregnant? No shit? I didn’t know… that.. hookers.. uh.. he didn’t use a condom?

Mike at the Beach April 3, 2014 at 10:29 pm

I wasn’t there (phew!) and don’t watch the show, so I am basing the possibility on the comments on here from folks who claim to be in the know. I was working on a thing down in the Charleston area today, and the Ravenel show came up at lunch. The locals with whom I was dining and conversing *swear* she’s knocked up, but seemed only slightly more interested in that aspect of the saga than I am (which is not much). I wish Ravenel, her, and the baby (if there is one) no ill will. I just don’t want him to be our US Senator, or have to listen to his prattling…

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 2, 2014 at 10:00 pm

*Gives Euwe an exasperated look*

He’s not an a drug *abuser* he was a DEALER!!

euwe max April 2, 2014 at 10:07 pm

That’s abuse!.. .if he was just *using* it, I wouldn’t have a problem, man!

guest April 3, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Is she going for the Jessica Rabbit look?

euwe max April 3, 2014 at 9:31 pm

oh.. man! That’s it! The Roger Rabbit Chick!! “I’m not bad, I’m just drawn this way!”

Justice Prudence April 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm

they’re distant cousins – in-breeders keep it in the ‘family’

Jan April 2, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Kathryn is pregnant, and Thomas is the father. She is staying at his Palm Beach residence.

King Street Singer April 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Kathryn is not pregnant…. she had the baby about two weeks ago. I won’t ruin it for T-Rav but the name is something only a 21 year old from Goose Creek and a 60 year old wannabe aristocrat could come up with.

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 2, 2014 at 9:32 pm

General Lee Rembert Dennis Moultrie Manigault Pinkney Willies Sporty Joe Pomflant Yeamans Hall Gailliard Morris Beaureguard Ravenel VI?

euwe max April 3, 2014 at 4:01 am

how do you do that?

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Will Gen. McConnell be the child’s godfather?

Squishy123 April 6, 2014 at 8:54 am

He was probably there at the conception to lick up whatever ran down her leg.

swampdonkey April 3, 2014 at 1:18 am

Names are fun! I went biblical with my five chirren’ (David,Daniel,James,Elizabeth,and Abigail)…but one could do worse than naming one’s child after a west London suburb…Mignon, anyone?Piper?Sage?London?Bristol? Apple?Sound cool to me…

prisspot April 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm

“Kensington”…sorry if I ruined it for T-Rav.

Buz Martin April 5, 2014 at 8:37 am

He’s 50, not 60.

Lee Padgett April 2, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Wow… Mention T-Rav and the salivating starts and the orgasms spew forth. While no fan of him personally or morally, I must say his political ideals are more intriguing and sane than that coming from the rabid pack attempting to unseat Lindsey. Ravenel’s lack of good judgment has deservedly gotten him scorned but for crying out loud you all are a huge bastion of judgment. How many of you have no skeletons? No past? Or does all this stem from jealously? Or simply the plain desire to use monikers to just bully and beat up on people anonymously on here?

Norma Scok April 2, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Well..I’ve never used nor been arrested for dealing an illegal substance. I’ve also never been busted for DWI. In fact, I’ve never been arrested, for anything. And to add to that, I’m not 51 and banging a 21 year old ginger from Moncks Corner in hopes of creating some political dynasty.

So yeah..I think i am better than “T-Rav”. And I’m from Charleston, too.

Bible Thumper April 2, 2014 at 10:58 pm

But you’ll never get elected in South Carolina.

Norma Scok April 3, 2014 at 11:34 am

Well, that and being from Charleston are the two things T-rav and I have in common.

prisspot April 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm

I can’t understand how T-Rav, or anyone else for that matter, thinks that knocking up a 21 year old hooch, who has made a complete skank of herself on national television…one who has also has an arrest under her belt for alcohol and disorderly conduct, is going to be a good move for his political career??? I think it just proves that he’s still a complete fu*k up even after all these years.

Norma Scok April 4, 2014 at 9:15 am

I was discussing this with someone the other day; had I done the things she has done by age 22, I would have been ashamed of it..not tried even harder for the world to see it.
Perhaps I’m just out of touch.

Bible Thumper April 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

T-Rav has a past alright. It’s a future that he lacks.

Duck Quack Walk April 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

you sound just like T-Rav – fucker.

SCBlueWoman April 3, 2014 at 9:02 am

I don’t know a damned soul who is jealous of the likes of T-Rav. Bless his/your heart.

Lee Padgett April 3, 2014 at 10:40 am

My goodness.. I had no idea God and Jesus came with so many names and in so many forms. The judgment is just shocking. How wonderful this all is. So many people with perfect lives that are able to cast judgment since they have no logs in their own eyes.. Thank you exalted ones. I feel blessed just based on your taking the time to respond. Peace be with you.

Fart Pimpson April 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm

If by “bombshell” you mean a vacuous, used, befouled, and discarded item, then yes, she is. No one, and I mean no one, has come off worse in this unreality show than Kat the five-head gingertard. This scion spawn should have hooves.

anon. April 2, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Who cares what this COKE ADDLED, SNOOKI WANNA BE has to say?

Guest April 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm

For all who want to see Graham go bye-bye, we’d better hope he’s gonna marry that little ditz. Because the last thing that needs to happen is to add to the field of challengers in a way that will make it impossible for voters to focus on one to get behind in the short time between primary and run-off. Even a ploy to run for a bit as a “stalking horse” for Mace and quickly withdraw to benefit her would fail. The withdrawal technique always fails, as perhaps Ms. Dennis can attest.

Response April 2, 2014 at 10:13 pm

The filing period to run in the primary is past.How can Ravenel be a “stalking horse” for Mace?He has been talking about getting on the ballot in November via petition as an Independent.I

Norma Scok April 2, 2014 at 10:15 pm

I thought T-Rav was a massive dooshbag. But I watched another episode of “Southern Charm”, and now I think he’s just sad.

pcinsc April 2, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Me, too, Norma – I watched 2 episodes and came to same conclusion: “he’s just sad” adding – hoping for the money Bravo will pay him.

prisspot April 3, 2014 at 2:24 pm

It is sad that this man, almost 52, hasn’t learned anything from his mistakes. I’ve never witnessed a more self-destructive human being.

GOP_USA April 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm

All I got to say is that I hope he runs for US Senate.

pcinsc April 2, 2014 at 10:49 pm

thanks for his twitter acct.

justmaybe April 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Perhaps he will announce the recent birth of a precious daughter and the impending marriage to the child’s mother who likely is of prominent Low Country ancestry…

joey April 2, 2014 at 11:25 pm

May that he has a little baby girl named Kensington with Ms. Dennis?

Wappoo Cut April 2, 2014 at 11:47 pm

It’s sad seeing someone who had so much promise continue to self-destruct. You’d thought a drug bust and federal prison would have been rock bottom.

GrandTango April 3, 2014 at 8:12 am

Look at Obama. He has failed at everything from Arab Spring, to Solyndra and GM…but he’s out claiming Obamacare is a victory….What a Dumb@$$….
The entitled class will Never see themselves for the jokes they are. Only thing, Americans are Suffering tremendously under Obama, and we still have 2-plus more years. Ravenel is only harming the idiots around him, and making a fool of himself, and FITS….

Saluda Rapids April 3, 2014 at 9:08 am

Ravenel gets the nomination, any nomination, and you will vote for him. That is fact. You are a low information voter and a hypocrite. Oh, and bat shit crazy, too.

GrandTango April 3, 2014 at 9:16 am

I’m so effing stupid you took a user name from a poster as smart as me….you Dumb@$$!$ wish you had the same intellect insight and creativity.. but you don’t. So you imitate by stealing the name of a great mind….poser…

I prefer the waltz April 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm

“I’m so effing stupid”
Well, at least you admit it!

snarky April 3, 2014 at 9:35 am

can’t be politics. deadline for filing with the state election commission was Monday.

I'llBeYourHuckleberry April 3, 2014 at 12:39 pm

I believe if you run as an independent you have until June

west_rhino April 3, 2014 at 9:48 am

Skipping real housewives of Tradd St to join Duck Dynasty? Interesting thought, if adding Paris Hilton to that cast also for trite.

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 10:28 am

The photo looks like a magazine ad for a brand of vodka…

Jay Ellington April 3, 2014 at 10:31 am

Infused with cocaine.

prisspot April 3, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Valtrex is more like it.

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm

What do they call it when a bird gets herpes?
[ chirpes ]

Why is it so terrible?
[ it’s difficult to tweet ]

john holmes April 3, 2014 at 10:33 am

t-rav got owned by that little bitch whitney LMFAO. whitney and his mom LAUGHED IN HIS FACE. whitney tried to fvck his girl (probably did since she fvcked all the othr south of broad gang- t+rav, shep, and craig- thats why craig was in love with her). then when hitney owned him again at dinner, t-rav tries t physically threaten him, take him outside, but instead whines, complains he has no friends and cant throw a big party, threaten him with his “wrestling skills”, THEZN BACKS DOWN to lil’ b1tchboi whitney for fear of going to jail. “TO THY OWN SELF B TRUE!!!!!!” T-RAV IS A COKEHEAD DOUCHEBAG who cant win a dinner table debate vs whitney much less an election vs linsey. thats why he’s on a bravo reality tv show, being made a national joke and put up by obama’s network, nbc-msnbc-bravo as the pop culture clown representative of SC politics and the never-ending reminder tht this idiotwas chosen to safeguard, organize and run the SC economy by braindead moron SC voters WHILE HE WAS AN OUT OF CONTROL COKE FIEND LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and woman beater will is still pimping him for higher office.

Jay Ellington April 3, 2014 at 10:35 am

I’ve not watched a frame of this tripe called entertainment, but it’s funny of listen to other peoples synopsis.

Original Good Old Boy April 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Damn, he’s making it sound like it’s actually entertaining. Are there any episodes online?

euwe max April 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I think jh is “on” something.

Crooner April 3, 2014 at 10:46 am

When you’re in you forties pretty much EVERY 22 year-old girl is a “bombshell.”

Norma Scok April 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm

I’m in my 40’s, and I promise that ain’t true for everyone.

euwe max April 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm

so what type of girl fits your idea of a “bombshell?”

Norma Scok April 4, 2014 at 9:12 am

Well, that typically starts with stunningly attractive, mingles somewhere in the middle with plentiful breasts, and finishes up with a shapely ending and long legs. I’ve never seen it include clownish red hair, but I guess in some alternate universe it could.

euwe max April 4, 2014 at 12:40 pm

ok… good enough.. I want to party with *YOU*!

Although.. I think Jessica Rabbit has her good points too.

Slartibartfast April 3, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Charleston is a wonderful place. Yes, there are snooty people there, but no more snooty than Greenville or Camden or a liberal in Clemson or Columbia. This is not to put down those other places – I have forebears buried in every area of this state, so I play no geographical favorites.

Considering the number of coke users and sharers among the Democrats who have NEVER been prosecuted by the Obama Justice department, I consider Thomas more of a martyr than a crook. In fact, why haven’t those Democrats been prosecuted?

And besides, if Sanford can be forgiven and elected, why not Thomas R?

Marky and Jakie April 3, 2014 at 4:21 pm

I have 5 bears buried in Pickens. What kind were your 4 bears? Black or Brown? Oh, and what the hell do people in Camden have to be snooty about? That dry waste of a town comes alive once a year and it takes four months for all the piss to wash away.

Slartibartfast April 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Polarizing bears..

yep, yep April 4, 2014 at 2:10 am

well if he said it in court, and had good enough judgement to be doing this while a constitutionally elected officer then frankly I agree with you he definitely should be A: believed and B: trusted with our representation.

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm

This has absolutely nothing to do with this week’s articles, but while waiting for a return phone call I browsed a news site and found this. Warning: contains nudity!

“Waging Holy War for All the Hot Ukrainian Ladies” — (well, it is something of a major announcement)….

Slartibartfast April 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm

As I read the article, I noticed that there was a lot of “missile” imagery. Nevertheless, it is common knowledge that Eastern European women wear very short skirts. There is a missile joke in there somewhere, but I’m very tired.

shifty henry April 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm

In memory of my Dad, one of his favorites—-

You have to have a physical before you get in the Army. A doctor looks in one ear, another doctor looks in the other, and if they can’t see each other, you’re in. If they can see each other, you become an MP.

Slartibartfast April 4, 2014 at 9:28 pm


neck-bromancers April 4, 2014 at 2:08 am

there has gotten to be something less important or relevant to my mostly meaningless existence than this article and T-rav in general, but I’ll be damned if I can find it.

foot April 4, 2014 at 10:55 am

go away rav. go away

HighonLife April 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm

The folks at the Yacht Club seem to be already onto baby Ravenel that was born last week….

Cooter Brown April 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Y’all got da werst manners I’s eva seed!

T-Rav for Senate April 6, 2014 at 10:42 pm

If Thomas Ravenel would just run for Senate, shit would get better for South Carolina.

Jackie Chiles April 7, 2014 at 11:12 am


M326 April 7, 2014 at 2:45 pm

I do not see the attraction to this girl. She seems vacuous.

Arlen Cooper April 8, 2014 at 8:56 am

Vacuous, good word. Does that also pertain to “easy?”

pcinsc April 8, 2014 at 3:02 am

So I watched the stupid show “Southern Charm” out of curiosity – wow, Will… really??
Looks to me that T-Rav is an idiot and in it for the money from Bravo.

Arlen Cooper April 8, 2014 at 8:55 am

Why do rich people think voters don’t care who represents them?

Philip Branton April 8, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Lets look at some FACTS.

Southern Charm is watched by certain students at the College of Charleston and the Charleston School of Law. Care to wager who they would consider would have their perspective on REAL ESTATE development..? ….or student representation..?

How many smart women in our colleges and universities will realize how a slew of “blocking” men can be used to clear a path for Lindsey Graham on a political football field or Danica Patrick NASCAR track..? How would Nancy Mace be blocked to allow for Lindsey Graham to be “massaged” by Thomas Ravenel for a quid pro quo appointment following Ravenel’s stint on BRAVO..?

Considering how poll workers are a team and can use “smartphones” to report what they “see” at the polls…..what type of social profiling is Thomas Ravenel doing for “administrators” who observe the BRAVO demographics and viewer network compared to poll demographics..?

How would Nancy Mace use Thomas Ravenel to attack Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham and Jim Clyburn on their new media platforms considering Thomas Ravenel is more “friendly” than any of those three since they have been in office.

If Thomas Ravenel is seriously considering serving the taxpayers of South Carolina, how has he personally challenged Arthur Ravenel to make transparent changes to the Charleston County School System website or energy sources or trash disposal or school accounting to benefit and support laws that are needed to be debated that effect the US Department of Education on a national level.?

Bill Henschel April 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm

T-Rav never used cocaine. He simply liked the way it smelled. And all this time I thought Huey Long was dead. BTW, Ms. Calhoun is as fine as double split froghair.

BeachLover12 May 13, 2014 at 7:58 pm

I have lived in the South all my life, I was taught perfect manners, respect, integrity, and how to do everything correctly. I could casual entertain or have formal dinner parties. Most people view Southerners as illiterate, truck driving, gravy eating, beer drinking, and redneck talking as a way of life. Also, as a group of over weight, midriff showing (with a muffin top), and under read group of people.
Then comes Southern Charm. I have only seen just a tiny portion of the show once. It was during that show Papa Ravenel told Tom that he could get a girl if he got her pregnant. I was simply appalled at that statement. Was that the best story line for the show??? Most of the people on that program are not even from the South. They just play a Southerner on T.V. I can think of many other activities than sit on a sofa to see what is going to happen next on that Southern Nightmare.
If that show was not bad enough there is another one, that was, or is being filmed in Murrells Inlet called “Party Down South”, it took me about two seconds to realize that was certainly not anything I had ever seen “Down South.” The language was pure filth and they were obviously taught by someone in Hollywood how be obnoxious.
The south is full of wonderful, God fearing, intelligent, caring individuals that would never act as portrayed on Southern Charm. I personally do not care what announcement Tom is going to make, I won’t be tuning in to find out.

Carolina Girl May 30, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Are there any men under the age of 60 that road whore Kathryn Dennis hasn’t screwed? I hope Tommy is on a regimen of powerful antibiotics.


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