SPEAKER’S CHALLENGER WANTS TO ELIMINATE LEGISLATIVE “SELF-POLICING”
Not long ago we reported on the candidacy of Mary Tinkler, a Democrat running for S.C. House District 114. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s the district currently represented by embattled S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell.
See where we’re going with this?
Tinkler recently launched her official campaign website, and not surprisingly it is heavy on the issue of ethics reform.
“Unless people are confident that their elected officials are free from conflicts of interest and undue influence of special interest money, democracy in government does not work,” Tinkler says. “Every passing week we hear of politicians ‘indicted for this’ or ‘under investigation’ for that. For those serving us in government, ethics should be a high priority.”
She’s right … but it isn’t. And there isn’t anyone in South Carolina politics with a worse ethical record than Bobby Harrell (except possibly Gov. Nikki Haley).
To her credit, Tinkler didn’t just rattle off a talking point – she specifically articulated her support for several specific ethics reform proposals, including income disclosure for lawmakers, expanded reporting for campaign expenditures and (most importantly) the elimination of the corrupt legislative “cover-up committees” habitually used by lawmakers to “police” themselves.
“Our SC ethics committees are blatantly partisan,” Tinkler says. “This is a roadblock to achieving fair and balanced outcomes for ethics issues. We must abolish the House and Senate ethics committees and give the SC Ethics Commission the authority and investigative power it needs to hold our legislators accountable.”
We agree …
In fact here’s Exhibit A in support of Tinkler’s allegations of partisanship.
Exhibit B? The ongoing effort by Harrell’s allies in the judicial and legislative branches to effectively neuter S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson – and shut down his office’s investigation of Harrell’s alleged public corruption.
We don’t know if Tinkler has a chance in hell of upsetting the wealthy, connected Speaker … but what a wonderful opportunity her candidacy presents to dole out the sort of justice Harrell so richly deserves.
Some would argue Tinkler doesn’t deserve support because she’s a “Democrat.” Really? Perhaps they’ve forgotten that in addition to being one of the most corrupt leaders in the state, Harrell is also one of the most fiscally liberal.
We plan on endorsing at least a handful of Democrats in the November elections – arguing that when there is little ideological difference between the major party candidates, it’s better to purge fiscally liberal “Republicans” and hope for better GOP candidates in future election cycles.
We can’t think of a better place to start that process than Tinkler’s bid to upset Harrell …
I’ve visited her website.
She’s nonpartisan and ethics reform is number one on her “Issues” page.
She’s clean and wants to ELIMINATE THE HOUSE AND SENATE ETHICS COMMITTEES and replace them with a STRENGTHENED S.C. ETHICS COMMISSION.
HARRELL IS ON RECORD OPPOSING THIS.
I live in District 114 and she’s got my vote.
Thanks be to God she entered this race against Harrell.
And yes, she can defeat him.
Every one of my neighbors wants one of her yard signs.
Scooter, you’re lost, not only that, but you are a sore loser.
….the rest of your B.S. is ….Blah….Blah….Blah….
Is Bobby’s cock good eatin’?
Your @#$% right it is. Nothing tastes better than Republican cum or santorum.
Scooter? Listen to me Scooter, you’re lost, not only that, but you are a sore loser.
….the rest of your B.S. is ….Blah….Blah….Blah….
What’s that shit on your lip?
Scooter? Listen to me Scooter, you’re lost, not only that, but you are a sore loser.
….the rest of your B.S. is ….Blah….Blah….Blah….
Who is this Scooter you refer to?
Just another Democrat LIAR, a Tom Ervin CLONE,,,she would vote to sanction partial-birth abortions and state sanctioned gay marriage…Pelosi,EBC and Tinabu would be proud of her.
she would vote to sanction partial-birth abortions and state sanctioned gay marriage
You don’t know when you have it good, do you? Don’t you *realize* that leads to fewer DEMOCRATS?
It will save your ammo for the remaining Dems, standing there like a deer in the headlights without a gun.
Scooter, I’ll bet another nickel that you don’t “live in District 114”. And Scooter, I’ll bet another nickel that none of your “neighbors wants one of her yard signs.”
Scooter, I have an idea, why don’t you just make something up ….oh wait…..
“nonpartisan”…Have you looked up the definition of that term?…Either FITS is lying, or you’re a Big [email protected]$$…
American Spring falls flat
I recon that Prison Planet will soon publish an article claiming that the bad weather was generated by a secret weapon.
While you’re out there, make sure you at least shoot someone.
I would think conservatives would be “worried” that such a core hatred, without Faux news having to bleat about it continually, did not spread like wildfire among the believers, culminating with the shuddering climax of the final and vigorous overthrow of all we liberals hold dear. ;-)
So Fits is “purging” certain Republicans hoping to get “better” Republican candidates in the future.Ah thats nice.
The reality,of course, is that he is what he has always been,a REPUBLICAN who occassionally gets pissed off at certain members of his party,then begins ranting that he’s not a Republican.
In the present situation he has a message for Mary Tinkler, Bobby Harrell’s Democratic opponent.Hes for her THIS time but ,if she can beat Bobby?He will be for that “better” Republican next time.
And why not?After all,he is a REPUBLICAN!
Let’s encourage him when he lucks onto a good plan. :)
It’s more like which ever way the wind is blowing.
Successful people stay true to themselves and true to the course. It may not be politically popular, however that’s how successful people with integrity roll.
The retards that keep shucking and jiving are going to FAIL in the end. it’s unavoidable.
“The retards that keep shucking and jiving”
I thought politicians were supposed to be PC.
lol, I wish you’d have the balls to claim the above sentence with your name, it’d actually give me a smidgeon of respect for you.
Nice looking young lady.
Hope she can stay above the fray if she’s elected.
yup? ….yup? ….yup? …. Scooter, I see that you have mastered the english language… the brain trust of South Carolina has spoken….. Scooter ….yup? ….yup? ….yup? ….
Hope and a quarter will get you a cup of coffee.
She sure is a lot prettier than he is….
She can’t be a worse “representative of the sheeple” than what they have sent to Columbia.
Vote for CHANGE and dump the crooked SOB.
She needs a boil on her lip to look like Bobby
It’s not a boil! Ask Loftis what it is.
Once again Scooter, I have an idea, why don’t you make random, useless, mindless comments ….oh wait……
Are you talking to yourself again?
Scooter, I have an idea, why don’t you make random, useless, mindless comments ….oh wait……
Scooter is Whackamole.
“Vote for CHANGE”, Scooter? …I think I’ve heard that before….uh uh uh……
Well, it has been a long time coming but I will defer on this young lady
I will not use any profane language directed toward her or her family
I will not refer to any female body part in regards to her
I will not refer to any sexual act in regards to her or others she is associated with
I will not use any “bug” labels in regards to her
I will give her the benefit of doubt
I will also forward to her a campaign contribution tomorrow with the expectation that she will take the high road during the camaign and at the point it meets the low road and she comes face to face with the fucking cockroach Harrell she will stomp the shit out of the little son of a bitch
Right there with you until you got toward the very end. You appear to be working your Coprographia, Katsaridaphobia, and Fecalphilia, but had a relapse at the end. Good luck.
Amen. No “Republican” had the nerve to challenge Harrell in the primary. I believe she’ll easily and naturally have the high road to herself.
“Cockroach” Harrell is already pretty low to the ground.
What other legislator is scurrying like a roach from a statewide grand jury criminal investigation?
Scooter, no one is scurrying from the “statewide grand jury criminal investigation”, you must not read the newspapers much, the “statewide grand jury criminal investigation” IS NULL AND VOID, read the Judge’s Order,
Some people might adopt the attitude that an innocent man like Harrell would welcome a Grand Jury investigation.
Is this some kind of joke?
I admit its not as funny as your sycophancy for Bobby but hey its something.
Also you forgot to address me as Scooter and I like seeing my name.Indeed, thats why I started responding to your increasingly,shrill silly ,almost tantrum like attacks on everybody.
Ever cheat on your taxes? It’s a bitch when they come to audit, and you can’t get rid of the evidence, isn’t it? I don’t think there’s anyone who wouldn’t bury their grans to get out of one. I don’t blame Bobby… he’s just doing what comes naturally… if he gets away with it – well, haven’t we all?
I thought you F#*king idiot Liberal-Tarians did not care about personal life (which includes ethics)…Seems like your values change, according to the D or the R beside the name.,..
Harrell could be boffing a goat, but the Ds are boffing the American people..
If you are so F*#king stupid you’d vote for more of Obama, would you PLEASE GTFO of my county, my state and my country…You BELONG in an @$$-Backward swamp-hole, like you Ds are trying to make out of the US.
Now get to stepping, you easily-malleable [email protected]$$…
Where were you yesterday, Patriot?
He would have gone to kick Obama right out of his chair, but realized DC doesn’t have a Cracker Barrel.
…and miss Lizard Lick Towing?
Harrell is a crook and an embarrassment to this state. His leadership is actually raw fear. Throw the bum out. Good luck brave Mary Tinkler!
Actually Scooter, there is no proof that Harrell is a crook or an embarrassment to this state….Scooter, I have an idea, why don’t you just make something up …oh wait….
there is no proof that Harrell is a crook or an embarrassment to this state
I thought that was the whole point of the 13 investigations into Benghazi – to get answers so we can crucify him! Get with the program man… it’s an eye for an eye until everyone is blind… your boy is next up.
If she’s got a chance, hell – I’ll send her some money!
She’s got a chance – based on what I heard at baseball today – in West Ashley – that’s Harrell’s district. Small sample of real world, granted. Much foul language at the mention of his name. Hell, I’d hate to be talked about like that behind my back. Yeah, send her a donation.
LMAO!! Wespaee did a ‘poll’ at the concession stand tonight while his son was sitting the bench and abortion loving,gay marriage supporting Tinkler is now worthy of campaign donations!
Who is writing this s#2T?
It’s almost like the abortion lovers are preferable to sociopathic control freaks betraying their public trust for quick cash, isn’t it?
lol! What a piece of shit some of you are,Fuckin stupid as well.
The Sun News in Myrtle Beach and reporter David Wren just lost $600 GRAND for libel of a PUBLIC figure and none of ya apparently get it!
Post away gang…LMAO!!
That’s because anonymous commenters aren’t getting sued for bullshit they type on an internet blog.
The only reason you are threatening everyone over it, aside from your stay on fantasy island, is probably because there’s some truth in some of it. Otherwise, you wouldn’t give a fuck.
Go on, tell us some more about how we are all gonna get sued, it’s laughable.
You’ve got the Lexington ring, Mayor Hood, Bobby “I fly on the taxpayers dime” Harrell all running around doing their thing with law enforcement either looking the other way or trying to yank their heads out of their asses and you want us to believe these losers are gonna expend energy in tracking down a few people calling turds, TURDS? LMAO!
You truly are one stupid shit.
‘obsessed much’? Damn fools! Yours truly, TURD! :-)
Lighten up dude.Some of ya can dish it out on here but ya can’t take it.
$600 GRAND ain’t a lot of money. The Obama VA just spent $500 MILLION on furniture while Michelle was in Topeka telling high school graduates that if you live in the suburbs you are a racist!
The upside is if you dig deep enough, you can catch someone with a wide stance, or a gay eye for a straight guy, or a pro family guy with an under age page… or maybe even a stain on a blue dress.
But the golden ring is misappropriation of public funds.. you know, that old canard.. “betrayal of public trust”… now that’s the stuff that gets the old blood flowing.. that’s what grand juries were *made* for – zero tolerance, scorched earth witch hunts!
It’s as American as apple pie. And when the mighty go down it diminishes us all just a little bit more, and brings the fight out into the streets where it all began… can’t you taste the blood lust… the bile rising?
Hate is the new family value… get on board… we leave tonight on the hate train…
I’ll bet a nickel that you don’t live in West Ashley and that you didn’t hear jackcrap at the phantom baseball game. And the rest of your B.S. is just that, B.S.
Why only a nickel?Maybe he does.Maybe he doesnt.Do you honestly believe there are NOT people in his District angry at Harrell?Even assuming every allegation is False?
Don’t give her a fucking penny, give her your vote…don’t encourage her to be a Bobby, or his mirror image, Alan.
one dollar, one vote! So sayeth the SCOTUS in the highest.
I live in Harrell’s district and I haven’t voted for a democrat since 1998. However, Tinkler has my vote in November. Harrell is an embarrassment to our state.
Hey Scooter, I have an idea, why don’t you vote and then shut up, or you may just shut up and then vote in November. At the end of the day, no one gives a rat’s ass how the phantom blogger is going to vote.
I would understand your posts much better if you would explain the “Scooter” appellation. Thanks.
It’s an inside joke that Bobby uses with his family and close friends. Now Jr. slings it around constantly like the retard kid who gets hooked on a phrase and can’t let it go.
Well, it’s overuse has certainly reached the fingernails on the blackboard stage for me.
Dont talk about the little idiot Trey like that..without his dad trey is an empty void of stupidity who rides his dads coat tails as by himself he doesn’t amount to a speck of shit on a boot. IBut he sure does like to post a lot..
You are foolish to think that Trey is posting on this website, Fool.
I understand.My Dad gave me the nickname when I was a toddler.My family and some of the guys I grew up with still call me that.
Thanks. Explains a lot.
“appellation”, only a lawyer would say that.
Ounces of brain for sale
A man went to a brain store to get some brain to complete a study. He sees a sign remarking on the quality of professional brain offerred at this particular brain store. He begins to question the butcher about the cost of these brains.
“How much does it cost for engineer brain?”
“Three dollars an ounce.”
“How much does it cost for programmer brain?”
“Four dollars an ounce.”
“How much for lawyer brain?”
“$1,000 an ounce.”
“Why is lawyer brain so much more?”
“Do you know how many lawyers we had to kill to get one ounce of brain?”
I do not understand your animosity. I am not an attorney. Why are you so negative? Why are you so disrespectful? You are the one who used the “scooter” appellation. I had never heard it before and asked to be enlightened. I used correct English grammar. If you do not understand the English language and vocabulary, why is that my fault? I never saw such negativism. You, Sir, have a problem. Whomever your mother and father are, I am sure they are disappointed in your behavior. If you were my progeny, I know I would be. “Progeny?” know what that means?
Scooter, the phantom “DITTO” rises again, the Brain Trust of South Carolina has spoken “DITTO” …uh uh uh ….”DITTO” …uh uh uh ….
…..”DITTO” …uh uh uh ….
Scooter, you’re on the pulse. Hey Scooter, try this, why don’t you vote and then shut up, or you may just shut up and then vote in November. At the end of the day, no one gives a rat’s ass how the phantom blogger is going to vote.
Funny that a poster called”anonymous” would refer to another poster as a “phantom poster.”
It’s more like phantom false claims, more like the phantom sociopath.
That is quite a self-description.
Anonymous used to try to make legalistic and even practical arguments as to Bobby Harrell’s innocence and political survival.Now?He is reduced to ad hominem attacks and just casual insults
Scooter, practical and legal arguments actually make sense. Your political BS is exactly what it is, BS.
Your getting the BS flag thrown on you.
The obligatory Lying @$$ democrat….
Good fucking day to mow some yards, GT. Chop chop!!
So you’re Stupid enough to believe that a Harrell-voting Republican who is pro-life, anti-Tax, anti-government waste, Pro-cheap energy, Pro SC Economic growth and Pro Education Success…is going to turn and vote for an Obamacare, Welfare-expanding, education-failure, Tax-hike, pro-abortion; pro homosexual…democrat???
Both of you are F*#king idiots…in that case…
Must have struck a nerve?
FITS supports the Democrat…What a surprise….
Well, she’s already more honest than Harrell, oh, that’s right, he’s a Repuglicunt!
An honest democrat just means she’ll tell you what a F*#king [email protected]$$, she is…
I’m glad for that…so I’ll know the Stay the F*#k away from her. Take a look at the mess the country is in, and blame the Ds…That’s all we need to know.
Is it true Tinkler is a lesbian? I prefer large cocks in my mouth.
I can’t support her.
kinda hard to dupe my icon, isn’t it Gacy? ;}
I’d let her tinkle on me, any day.
Ms. Tinkler has $208.00 in her campaign coffers this election cycle, her opposition Mr. Speaker, has a slightly higher margin coming in at $181,792.83 in his this election cycle both as of April 10; She is gonna kick his ass with that kind of funding, no doubt. At least her heart is in the right place and Bobbys new commercials make him look like a Saint, saw one at the dinner meet the other night at Tommy Condons, awesome. Our Father, Bobby; Alans twin brother from another mother; or at least I can’t tell one from the other; can you?
You would think Chairman Dick Harpootlian would throw in a hundred grand to Ms. Tinklers’ account, he gives everyone else big bucks, all the time. Bobby probably has the goods on him too, don’t tell anyone.
Hey! I haven’t sent her any money yet… don’t count her out!
…”when Alan stares into the camera, he looks more like a dishonest used car salesman, or a tithe-skimming deacon”….now that’s funny
“And there isn’t anyone in South Carolina politics with a worse ethical record than Bobby Harrell (except possibly Gov. Nikki Haley).” ….except without question, Jean Hoefer Toal. She gets off orchestrating stuff like this Harrell mess.
Why is that when a regular person commits a crime it is called a crime, but when a politician commits a crime (say, for example, stealing $300,000) it is called an ethical violation?
because the one who makes the rules has the gold… no, that’s not right…
It’s called a Judge’s ruling and subsequent Court Order based on the facts and the law. That’s why.
Or the size of the envelope!
Actually, yes, there are many individuals with a worse ethical record, are you kidding? A a matter of fact, there are individuals with convictions, Harrell has no convictions, in fact, according to the Judge, he doesn’t even have allegations against him that rise to the level of criminal allegations, READ THE JUDGE’S ORDER.
Scooter, you are trying so hard, but the message is falling flat, if I were you, I would cut my losses and move on.
Bobby has been known to drink and drive. Want affidavits?
Scooter, the phantom “known”, “has been known”? …here’s a quarter, call somebody that cares.
Burn, Bobby, Burn.
Scooter, are you talking to yourself again?
I, and tens of thousands of others here in the State of South Carolina, want Harrell to hang! He will fall one way or another. He is targeted to be stripped of everything he owns. We are coming to get you, Bobby Harrell. Your days are numbered. You will go to prison one way or another, you worthless egotistical narcissist psychopath. God Damn You. You are a sick, twisted evil spawn of satan himself. Your mask of deception has been torn off that fat face of yours. God’s warriors are coming for you, fat boy.
“I, and tens of thousands of others” ……uh uh uh Scooter, you just lost all credibility right there …you don’t know jackcrap about “tens of thousands of others” …. Hey Scooter, why don’t you say something that is believable?
Hey Scooter, why don’t you say something that is believable?
How about this –
South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has reimbursed himself more than $325,000 from his campaign war chest since 2008 but has produced no receipts or itemized invoices accounting for the spending.
State law requires candidates to itemize their campaign expenditures on disclosure forms filed with the commission.
Asked about the matter, Harrell’s office said in a statement: “The Speaker is in full compliance with all requirements of the SC Ethics Act.”
Is that believable?
The most dangerous social predators are, unfortunately, also the most common and the best camouflaged. Charismatic psychopaths like Harrell, rely upon their natural trademarks–glibness, magnetism and charm–to lure others into their lives. Harrell has often fooled others with his mask of sanity. As we know, psychopaths are glib and charming in casual contact, hide their wrongdoings from others and lie smoothly with no compunction. But usually they’re far better at fooling their buddies and professional acquaintances–those they have only superficial contact with–than they are their long-term significant others. Charismatic psychopaths often take the form of dangerous cult leaders. Sociopaths, on the other hand, feature relatively normal temperaments. They are easily agitated (like Harrell), and oftentimes nervous. While such individuals can be attached to an individual or a collective, they disregard the concept of society as a whole. Sociopaths are pathological liars who have no problems telling false claims. In fact, most sociopaths can pass their way out of a lie detector test. To wit, it is impossible to get the truth out of a sociopath.
Sociopaths have dominant personalities, meaning that they do not like to lose in any competition – big or small. They hate losing in an argument, and they will lie their way through even if their claims make no sense at all. And when it is proven that they are wrong, they will never apologize. In the case of Harrell, the people of South Carolina have seen enough of his odd behavior when faced with criminal prosecution. And as Will Folks as repeated and correctly said, Harrell is as guilty as “sin.” He is a criminal that must be brought to face punishment in the people’s court – a court that belongs to the citizens of South Carolina; not Harrell, not Casey Manning, not Jeal Toal. All of them need to be taught a lesson, and need to be severely punished by the citizens of South Carolina. The time is here, the time is now. Its time to forcefully remove these tyrants. And the people can, and must do it.
They are charming speakers who can deliver seemingly-hypnotic speeches. They can deliver masterful stories that will leave the audience in awe.
Jean Hoefer Toal has been labeled a Sociopathic Narcissist by some who claim to be experts in such disciplines.
The phantom “some” again, the some who claim, the some who claim to be experts….
Scooter, I have an idea, why don’t you just make something up …..oh wait…..
Scooter, only a Sociopath would write this comment, much of which is cut and pasted.
I do agree however, in your losing arguments and false claims, you will will lie your way through.
Lawyers give irrelevant information
Two women are on a transcontinental balloon voyage. Their craft is engulfed in fog, their compass gone awry. Afraid of landing in the ocean, they drift for days. Suddenly, the clouds part to show a sunlit meadow below. As they descend, they see a man walking his dog.
One of the flyers yells to the figure far below, “Where are we?”
The man yells back, “About a half mile from town.”
Once again, the balloonists are engulfed in the mist. One flyer says to the other, “He must have been a lawyer.”
The other says, “A lawyer! How do you know that?”
The first says, “That’s easy. The information he gave us was accurate, concise, and entirely irrelevant.”
Laws are to Bobby Harrell what Jews are to Mel Gibson.
Harrell’s face was in the Post and Courier. I laid the paper on the floor in the garage for my dog. And guess what? My dog took a dump right on Harrell’s face. You know what I said” “Good Boy, Good Boy”!!
Only Scooter would have his dog crap in his house
So we have a choice between a lying crook and a lying Democrat. Swell.
Oh Hell say whats on your mind Nut Nut
A pilot in Iraq flew 30 successful missions, dropping bombs on, among other places, Bagdad, Fallujah, Mosul, Basra, and Najaf… while he was on leave, a Muslim broke into his house through a downstairs window.. his wife wakes him up, he gets his gun and he starts for the door… Before he reaches the door the Muslim comes through the door. He stands aside, stunned while the Muslim fills the room with gunfire, hitting his wife in the shoulder… he just stands there, looking.. and when the intruder turns to confront him… his wife, wounded, retrieves her Lady Smith and Wesson from under her pillow and shoots the trespasser in the middle of his forehead, killing him instantly…
“Why didn’t you shoot?” she screams…
“Because the bible says ‘thou shalt not kill’.”
He was not only stupid, he was ignorant. The word is “murder.” (As I’m sure you already know.) His wife should have shot him and married the intruder. At least the Islamist knew what the heck he was doing. Nevertheless, I really liked the story.
Not to mention bombs don’t kill people, pilots do.
It was about imperfect dogma preventing remedial action.
Night all.Can’t wait for morning when FITSNEWS posts the SAME Bobby Harrell story for the 69th time and the 6 contributors on the forum start posting about sucking dicks/cocks etc… NOT!!
Why so angry? Only Bobby cums here and post about gay stuff. Aside from that, get use to Bobby not being in control anymore. He has already lost the battle. The end of him comeths, and he knows it.
Qui, petit vieux moi?
Why did you capitalize ‘Muslim’ and NOT ‘bible’?
I love it when sybil martin becomes just one of the folks. :-)
It was the character in the story that didn’t capitalize the word in his speech, because he didn’t know that when referring to “the Bible” you should always capitalize it.. you see, he wasn’t as educated as you and I… to keep him in character (i.e. not knowing that “Thou shalt not kill” is not one of the 10 commandments goes along with the rest of his dimwit character), I decided it would be more authentic, sort of like misspelling words to indicate Southern misunderestimating, and leaving out the [sic] note, so as not to interrupt the main part of the story with nitpicking details….iow, it’s a “mute” point.
Tinkler’s call for ethics reform reminds me of the discovery by the priest Hilikiah of “the lost book of the law” during the reign of the Judaic King Josiah (r. 640-609) — presumed to be Deuteronomy.
“The king then set himself to the task of cleansing the land from idolatry.” 2 Kings 23
Citizens had resorted to worship of Baal, a Canaanite a god of the rain, thunder, fertility and agriculture, and other “natural phenomena” deities.
Following the “leadership” of Bobby Harrell, District 114 voters have sheepishly abandoned integrity and followed the way of modern-day, vacuous, political Baal followship.
But those ignoring history are condemned to repeat it (Santayana).
The Old and New Testaments are full of such accounts — wake-up calls for 2014.
Boeing North Charleston backs Tinkler.
Demise of a partner
One day while walking down the street a highly successful partner in a law firm was tragically hit by a bus and she died. Her soul arrived up in heaven where she was met at the Pearly Gates by St. Peter himself.
“Welcome to Heaven,” said St. Peter. “Before you get settled in though, it seems we have a problem. You see, strangely enough, we’ve never once had an law firm partner make it this far and we’re not really sure what to do with you.”
“No problem, just let me in,” said the woman.
“Well, I’d like to, but I have higher orders. What we’re going to do is let you have a day in Hell and a day in Heaven and then you can choose whichever one you want to spend an eternity in.”
“Actually, I think I’ve made up my mind…I prefer to stay in Heaven”, replied the woman.
“Sorry, we have rules…” And with that St. Peter put the law partner in an elevator and which slowly descended to the depths of Hell.
When the doors opened, much to her surprise, the woman found herself stepping out onto the putting green of a beautiful golf course. In the distance was a country club and standing in front of her were all her old friends — including lawyers that she had worked with who had passed away — and they were all dressed in tuxedoes and evening gowns and cheering for her. They ran up and greeted her warmly, and they talked about old times.
After an excellent round of golf, and at night they went to the country club where she enjoyed an excellent steak and lobster dinner. She met the Devil who was actually a really nice guy (kinda cute) and she had a great time telling jokes and dancing. She was having such a good time that before she knew it, her day was over and it was time to leave. Everybody shook her hand and waved good-bye as she got on the elevator back up to Heaven.
The elevator slowly rose, and eventually opened back up at the Pearly Gates, and she found St. Peter waiting for her. “Now it’s time to spend a day in heaven,” he said. So she spent the next 24 hours lounging around on clouds and playing the harp and singing. It was very soothing and peaceful, and she had a great time. Before she knew it, her 24 hours were up.
St. Peter came and got her and said, “So, you’ve spent a day in hell and you’ve spent a day in heaven. Now you must choose your eternity.”
The woman paused for a second and then replied, “Well, I never thought I’d say this, I mean, Heaven has been really great and all, but I think I had a better time in Hell.”
St. Peter escorted the woman back to the elevator and again she descended to Hell. When the doors of the elevator opened she found herself standing in a desolate wasteland covered in filth. Her friends were burning in towers of flame, as demons prodded them with pitchforks. The Devil came up to her and welcomed her back.
“I don’t understand,” stammered the woman. “Yesterday I was here, and there was a golf course and a country club and we ate lobster and we danced and had a great time. Now all there is a wasteland of filth, and all my old friends are miserable.”
The Devil looked at her and smiled. “Yesterday we were recruiting you; today you’re an associate.”
Monday morning. Harrell still opposed to ethics reform.
She’s hot. I’d vote for her. Her chances will be best guaged by Harrell’s response to her – if he gets really crappy really fast – he’s worried.
Amen. We need more diversity in government anyway. More women is good. More good looking women is even better. More honest intelligent good looking women is the best.
I’d like for her to show me some houses:)
Tea party candidates want Harrell out
Tea party candidates want Harrell out, by Rudolph Bell
The Greenville News
May 14, 2014
A group of nine says if elected, they’d vote to remove the speaker from his post.
Nine tea party activists running for South Carolina House seats in Greenville, Pickens and Anderson counties said Wednesday they’d vote to remove embattled Speaker Bobby Harrell of Charleston if elected.
The candidates blasted Harrell during a joint press conference at County Square two days after a judge ordered the shutdown of investigations by the State Law Enforcement Division and the state grand jury into potential misuse of campaign money by Harrell.
Circuit Judge Casey Manning said a committee of House members is the proper body for investigating ethics complaints against sitting House members and the committee can forward potential criminal activity to the attorney general. Attorney General Alan Wilson has promised to appeal the ruling to the South Carolina Supreme Court.
At the press conference, Jonathon Hill, who’s running against Rep. Don Bowen of Anderson, said Harrell led the campaign for state lawmakers to re-elect Jean Toal as chief justice of the Supreme Court, “the very court which will now rule on who may investigate the speaker for corruption.”
“The speaker of the House has too much power,” he charged.
Harrell spokesman Greg Foster couldn’t be reached for comment following the late-afternoon press conference.
Hill and the other activists — eight of them challenging incumbents in the June 10 Republican primary and one running for an open seat — said South Carolina judges should no longer be picked by state lawmakers.
Instead, judges should be appointed by the governor and confirmed by lawmakers or elected directly by voters, the candidates said.
They also said an independent commission should investigate alleged ethics breaches by lawmakers instead of lawmakers themselves.
One of the incumbents being challenged, Rep. Tommy Stringer of Greer, said he’d be the “first one” to ask Harrell to resign if it was proven the speaker committed a crime.
“I don’t know either way because I haven’t seen any proof. You sort of operate on the assumption that you’re not guilty until proven so.”
Stringer also said that some of the tea party activists want Republicans to nominate their candidates at closed conventions instead of in open primaries and oppose giving Greenville County voters the chance to decide whether to raise the sales tax 1 percent to pay for road improvements.
“Do they have a vision for South Carolina other than not letting citizens vote?” Stringer asked.
Both Stringer and Rep. Dan Hamilton of Taylors, another of the incumbents being challenged, said they support ethics reform legislation currently under consideration.
Other candidates at the press conference were Joshua Cook (running for District 17 against Mike Burns), Justin Alexander (running for District 20 against Hamilton), Stephen Mauriello (running for District 21 against Phyllis Henderson), Bang Hall and Gary Titcomb (running for District 24 against Bruce Bannister), Valerie Wade (running for District 18 against Stringer), Michelle Wiles (running for District 4 against David Hiott) and Harley Staton (running for the District 5 seat being vacated by Phil Owens).