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Look Who’s Running For SC House

“PLANTATION” VERSUS “PLASTICS” IN PALMETTO LEGISLATIVE BATTLE …  White Democrats in rural regions of South Carolina are an endangered species. Take S.C. Rep. Grady Brown (D-Bishopville), who represents portions of Lee and Sumter Counties in the S.C. General Assembly. Brown looks, talks and dresses like a friggin’ plantation owner – so…

“PLANTATION” VERSUS “PLASTICS” IN PALMETTO LEGISLATIVE BATTLE … 

White Democrats in rural regions of South Carolina are an endangered species. Take S.C. Rep. Grady Brown (D-Bishopville), who represents portions of Lee and Sumter Counties in the S.C. General Assembly.

Brown looks, talks and dresses like a friggin’ plantation owner – so it’s not surprising he has drawn a black challenger in his Democratic primary race.

Lee and Sumter counties are the buckle of the “Black Belt,” an impoverished region of the country that stretches from Louisiana to Virginia – cutting a broad swath through the Palmetto State. Lee County’s black population was 64 percent according to the 2010 census, while Sumter County’s stood at 47 percent.

So again, it’s not surprising an African-American challenger has emerged to Brown in this district …

What is surprising? That Brown’s challenger is a self-described “androgynous” man who enjoys “rocking foundation, tweezed eyebrows, flawless manicures and glossy lips.”

Or at least used to …

Brian Alston, 24, went by the nickname “Bri” during his college days, and belonged to a group of gay cross-dressing men known as “The Plastics” (a reference to the 2004 comedy Mean Girls).

In fact check out this pic of Alston – which appeared in a 2010 issue of Vibe magazine.

brian alston

(Pic via Vibe)

“Straight boys are the ones who gave us the name,” Alston said of his clique.

Well you go, girlfriend …

Obviously we have nothing against gay, bisexual, cross-dressing, makeup-wearing or androgynous men running for office in South Carolina. We care about a candidate’s position on fiscal issues, not the positions they take in their personal lives.

Still, we suspect Alston’s flamboyant past might trump the flamboyance of “Plantation Brown” and his ‘do …

grady

Yeah …

Good luck, residents of South Carolina District 50. May the best, um, “man” win.

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16 comments

jimlewisowb April 30, 2014 at 11:55 am

Pardon the interruption skippy but which one is the plastic one

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EJB April 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Man, look at that crazy comb over!!

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jimlewisowb April 30, 2014 at 1:16 pm

back in the day this was known as a “whippoorwill”

a normal comb over went left to right or right to left but when you had to pull all the way from one temple to the other temple – well that put one in the fucking whippoorwill class

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Alston is planning to capitalize by rocking the, until now, “dithenfranchised on da down low” voters.

You go grrrrrrl!!

Boyee?

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CNSYD April 30, 2014 at 12:59 pm

“Obviously we have nothing against gay, bisexual, cross-dressing, makeup-wearing
or androgynous men running for office in South Carolina.” But Sic Willie will point out their proclivities over and over and over.

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Fits Aint No Republican April 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Yeh Fits usually gets in a post a week on some issue or another on the following subjects:1.Blacks 2.Gays and 3.He Aint no Republican.In the first two instances there is always the obligatory “not that we have anything againt(Blacks or Gays)BUT…In the third declaring he isnt a Republican, then describing who really is a member of this party that he ISNT a member of.

Its all great fun!

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nitrat April 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Grady’s got the most unusual hair since Donald Trump.
He’s a barber, isn’t he? Don’t get your hair cut by the person who does his.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein April 30, 2014 at 3:51 pm

PRO TIP:
If there are only two barbers in a town and one always sports a good haircut, while the other one always looks disheveled….get YOUR hair cut by the barber with the bad haircut.

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euwe max April 30, 2014 at 7:21 pm

The barber is a man in town who shaves all those, and only those, men in town who do not shave themselves.

WHO SHAVES THE BARBER?

How many critical thinkers would see the problem if not told there was one?

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GrandTango April 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm

FITS Quote: “We care about a candidate’s position on fiscal issues”…

He (or she) is a democrat you ignorant B@$t@*d…the fact that you let that go w/o defining it, but mention your adherence to fiscal responsibility, says a lot about WHY we’re in the F*#king mess we’re in…There are a lot of Dumb@$$#$ like you…especially in the most backward districts, like this one…Don’t expect it to change…

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BigT May 1, 2014 at 8:15 am

Aside from Scott and West, are there any other colored folks we like?

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GrandTango May 1, 2014 at 8:42 am

I have no idea. I don’t really base anything on skin color like you Racists and Bigots in the democrat party….

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Constantine April 30, 2014 at 6:09 pm

I actually always thought Grady Brown looked like one of the Kims from N. Korea.

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euwe max April 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Obviously we have nothing against gay, bisexual, cross-dressing, makeup-wearing or androgynous men running for office in South Carolina. We care about a candidate’s position on fiscal issues, not the positions they take in their personal lives.
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Eccentric behavior shouldn’t keep anyone out of office… even 450 pound neutered and sumo wrestlers pierced with solid chain mail wearing tri corner hats and a different rhinestone and meat spandex outfit every day with 12 inch hollow heels and piranhas swimming around in them.

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Edgar April 30, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Grady Brown does a great job for the entire county over there. He works like a dog for Lee County. This dude is not going to un-seat Grady.

Good Luck, Grady.

ps. Work on the hair, though. Really, dude.

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Jem May 1, 2014 at 4:47 pm

This is how Bakari got that start, knocking off that old white codger in the Dem primary.

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