Programming Note

MOVING DAY! As noted in this post, FITS is moving its home offices out of downtown Columbia, S.C. in response to rising taxes and crime. We’re voting with our feet, in other words. Where are we headed? An unincorporated rural area near Irmo, S.C. (no, we’re not starting a cult…


As noted in this post, FITS is moving its home offices out of downtown Columbia, S.C. in response to rising taxes and crime. We’re voting with our feet, in other words.

Where are we headed? An unincorporated rural area near Irmo, S.C. (no, we’re not starting a cult … sadly).

Anyway, as we’ve noted on numerous occasions this website would be nothing without those of you who take the time to keep us informed of everything that’s happening. Our network of sources – which we religiously protect – is unrivaled in this state (and unrivaled among any new media outlet anywhere in this country).

So thank you … again. It’s your information that keeps us in the loop.

We get info a lot of different ways we receive tips here at FITS – most of them through this web form or directly via email. But we also receive a lot of submissions via our post office box – which is about to change.

Got a pen handy?

Good … here is our new address …

P.O. Box 3642
Irmo, S.C. 29063

Remember it. Write it down. Take a picture …

Speaking of … we’d like to take a m. Unlike the lamestream media (with their big newsrooms and government subsidies), FITS is still a very small shop – which means it’s harder for us to act immediately on every tip we get.

So, if you’ve sent us a tip in the past and we didn’t write on it right away … send it again!

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Irmo's cool May 1, 2014 at 10:59 am

“FITS is moving its home offices out of downtown Columbia, S.C. in response to rising taxes and crime.”

And when you say “home office”, you really mean it.


You have a PO box in the same spot as me now. Watch out, I might see you and then I’ll have to tell you that you do a great job and that my measly $10/month probably isn’t enough but that’s all you’re getting for now anyway.

Irmese Army May 1, 2014 at 11:07 am

You’re moving TO Irmo? You’re doing it wrong.

Yelsewh May 1, 2014 at 1:51 pm

He wrote that he’s moving to an unincorporated rural area near Irmo. That means Ballentine or Dutch Fork.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 1, 2014 at 11:26 am

“Fish don’t fry in the kitchen;
Beans don’t burn on the grill.
Took a whole lotta bloggin’,
Just to get up that hill.
Now y’all up in the big leagues,
Gettin’ your turn at bat.*
As long as we live, it’s you and [Big]T baby,
There ain’t nothin wrong with that.”


little enos burdette May 1, 2014 at 11:36 am

Is the new location the big two story houseboat on Lake Murray? That would make it easier for you to be a moving target.

Jackie Chiles May 1, 2014 at 11:49 am

I thought you were moving out of the Columbia area. You’re still going to be doing all your shopping in Columbia and paying Columbia taxes one way or another living in Irmo.

jimlewisowb May 1, 2014 at 5:04 pm


I live in the neighboring zip code. I bypass the Harbison area that is in the City of Columbia and cross the pond to shop in Lexington

Since Lexington County is jerking off 24/7 to raise taxes I have started making trips to Newberry and have found they have as much to offer as Lexington

True the downtown areas of Columbia offer greater dining possibilities but after witnessing an altercation in a parking lot I decided then and there that no matter how great the meal eating a bullet for dessert wasn’t something I wanted to do

Jackie Chiles May 1, 2014 at 5:08 pm

If you go to Columbiana/Harbison area, you’re paying Columbia taxes.

jimlewisowb May 1, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Are you fucking blind or fucking stupid

I said I “bypass” goddamn Harbison and go across the Pond, i.e.Lake Murray, to Lexington which isn’t in fucking Columbia

It's just a matter of time May 2, 2014 at 9:29 am

When I fuck up, mind being polite when crucifying me?

I keeeeeeeeed!

Jackie Chiles May 2, 2014 at 9:37 am

Damn bro, calm down.

jimlewisowb May 2, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Good advice, thanks

Fits sucks May 1, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Ah..the private school voucher advocate exercising his “choice” to move into one of the top school districts in the state. Who wants to bet all his kids will attend pubic schools regardless of where the voucher issue goes?

Yelsewh May 1, 2014 at 1:56 pm

There are very few schools in RCSD 1 and 2 where white kids aren’t significantly outnumbered by black students. I don’t blame any parent who moves to a school district where their child isn’t a minority. But yeah, FITS still sucks.

Bible Thumper May 1, 2014 at 2:37 pm

That is the benefit of school choice? Even public schools improve. “COMPETITION”

Jan May 2, 2014 at 11:38 am

That is nonsense. There is absolutely no evidence that happens. The money under the voucher scheme is going to people who are already in private schools, not to people who need it. The cost to the state is tremendous, because the people who get the benefit take a lot more money than what they pay for public education. This means you are either cutting money from public school children to pay for private schools or increasing taxes.

Wisconsin, tried to test the private schools to see if their voucher program was changing anything for public schools, Within a couple of years they found no changes and that private schools were doing no better than public schools. Their answer was to simply stop testing private schools, and continue to pretend the voucher program was beneficial.

Bible Thumper May 2, 2014 at 6:55 pm

I’m responding from a phone, with limited research, but from Wikipedia I got the following:

“The argument that school vouchers increases quality and efficiencies in schools forced to compete is supported by studies such as “When Schools Compete: The Effects of Vouchers on Florida Public School Achievement” (Manhattan Institute for Policy Research’s, 2003), which concluded that public schools located near private schools that were eligible to accept voucher students made significantly more improvements than did similar schools not located near eligible private schools. Stanford’s C.M. Hoxby, who has researched the systemic effects of school choice, determined that areas with greater residential school choice have consistently higher test scores at a lower per-pupil cost than areas with very few school districts (see Hoxby, 1998). Hoxby found that the effects of vouchers in Milwaukee and of charter schools in Arizona and Michigan on nearby public schools forced to compete made greater test score gains than schools not faced with such competition (see Hoxby, 2001), and that the so-called effect ofcream skimming did not exist in any of the voucher districts examined. Hoxby’s research has found that both private and public schools improved through the use of vouchers.”

I believe both public and “voucher” school scores are improving in Wisconsin. I also searched for info on the discontinued testing of Wisconsin voucher students and found nothing. Please post a link if you find anything.

Coca-Cola May 1, 2014 at 3:33 pm

bwahaha!!! … such an idiotic/laughable comment. Let’s see, a guy who rails against the state’s public school system, yet nevertheless wants to receive the best value for his kids from a school system that he must help fund by law, is chastised. Meanwhile, leftist educrat scum who shamelessly tout their love of the public school system, yet, who move their own precious white children out of poor performing districts are given a pass. Uh, OK?!! Seriously, does your irony and hypocrisy not keep you awake at night?

see, I told you May 1, 2014 at 9:04 pm

You must not read FITS often, per FITS ALL public schools is SC blow.

SomalianRoadCorp May 3, 2014 at 3:01 pm

The vouchers and private schools are to get kids in pathetic and mediocre publik schools a choose/opportunity to attend a better school. Its as simple as that. If Fits does send his to publik schools, again, how does that make his argument invalid about private schools? We are all being taxed to pay for the publik school without the choice to opt out, and most can’t afford to pay school taxes AND send their kids to private school.

Headmaster Goebbles May 3, 2014 at 9:13 pm

You don’t understand, giving people choices hurts public skool kids, so fuck choices.

John May 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm

“Speaking of … we’d like to take a m. Unlike…”

Um, looks like you left a few letters at the previous home office. Or maybe some words even.

WebLogic May 1, 2014 at 12:36 pm

You’re a website! Drudge moved his operation from California to West Palm Beach, Florida and the majority of his readers thought that “he was still operating from Washington, D.C.”

I.E, other than your happy hour buddies, who cares?

Bible Thumper May 1, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Are you in the Richland or Lexington part of Irmo?
You need to get out of Richland.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 1, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Speaking of … we’d like to take a m.

Don’t take one of mine!!

little enos burdette May 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Since I’ve got some left over, I’m donating THREE of mine to you — enjoy your weekend!

euwe max May 1, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Whenever you are surrounded inside a bank during a botched robbery, always make three demands… and make one of the demands unbelievably stupid so that you can mount an insanity plea later…

1. I want a million dollars in unmarked bills
2. I want a getaway car
3. I want the letter ‘m’ stricken from the English language.

…*chuckle*… “getaway car!”

The Colonel May 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I didn’t realize vans down by the river had PO Boxes…

Deo Vindice SC May 1, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Do you not know republicons ? Intersrting ?

GrandTango May 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Good thing you didnt take the wheels off the trailer…..

PS…please don’t move to Lexington County. We don’t need liberals…or liberal-tarias…

Deo Vindice SC May 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

vote republicon !!!

Deo Vindice SC May 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Nikki is comming to make sure you get what’s due. Thank god for her !

JJEvans May 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm

You meant “cumming.”

Jem May 1, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Mayor Hood is sad to lose you. Did he try to offer you an economic incentive or a little cash under the table to stay in city limits?

Crony 101 May 2, 2014 at 12:14 am

Only big corporations get those offers. The little people simply aren’t worth the trouble to the pols.

Unhappy in Irmo May 2, 2014 at 10:32 am

Here’s a tip for you, FITS . . . . Eat shit. You’ll never be anything other than a lame little douche.


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