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Myrtle Beach: “The Wild, Wild East”

“BLACK BIKER WEEKEND” HAS LOCAL LEADERS BEGGING FOR STATE HELP Not content with having South Carolina taxpayers subsidize their tourism marketing efforts, local leaders in Myrtle Beach, S.C. now want state government to cough up additional resources to combat mounting lawlessness during peak tourism weekends. And of course when we…

“BLACK BIKER WEEKEND” HAS LOCAL LEADERS BEGGING FOR STATE HELP

Not content with having South Carolina taxpayers subsidize their tourism marketing efforts, local leaders in Myrtle Beach, S.C. now want state government to cough up additional resources to combat mounting lawlessness during peak tourism weekends.

And of course when we say “peak tourism weekends” we’re referring to the annual Atlantic Beach BikeFest – a.k.a. “Black Biker Weekend” – which was held in neighboring Atlantic Beach, S.C. last weekend.

How’d it go?

Not good …

In case you missed the national headlines, three South Carolinians died of gunshot wounds during a shooting Saturday evening at the Bermuda Sands Motel – located near downtown Myrtle Beach’s new government-subsidized boardwalk region. Local police have confirmed at least five other shootings in the area last weekend – although no additional fatalities were reported.

Locals are scared … and angry. In fact hundreds of them attended a meeting of the Myrtle Beach City Council this week to voice their displeasure.

“My life was threatened all weekend long,” one local business owner told the council, according to The Sun News.

Local leaders are meeting with S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley on Friday – seeking unspecified assistance from the state.

Our view? Haley should tell them to handle their business. Seriously … how on earth is supplemental law enforcement in Myrtle Beach (or in any other municipality) the responsibility of state taxpayers?

It isn’t … not unless there’s a category five storm bearing down on the coast.

Myrtle Beach needs to stop bitching and handle its business. Simple as that. The city has hiked taxes sufficiently in recent years to more than handle core government functions, and if it can’t … then that’s Myrtle Beach’s problem, not the state’s.

Oh … our founding editor has historically vacationed on Myrtle Beach’s famed Golden Mile during the summer months. No more. This year his family will be headed well south of the area.

Incidentally, this isn’t the first negative national press Myrtle Beach has received in recent months. Earlier this year the Heather Elvis kidnapping case drew attention to a rash of disappearances in the area.

Don’t worry, though, we’re sure Haley and state lawmakers will boost subsidized tourism marketing in an effort to drown out the bad news …

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145 comments

Halfvast Conspirator May 28, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Who are we to criticize these exuberant expressions of a a rich culture?

Celebrate Diversity!
Practice Tolerance!
COEXIST!

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Squishy123 May 28, 2014 at 12:22 pm

I think I drove in behind you on the way into work this morning… light-blue Prius???

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Bowery May 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm

I think the murders are getting ordinary folk a wee bit concerned. Just sayin

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm

Who are we to criticize these exuberant expressions of a a rich culture?

Celebrate Diversity!
Practice Tolerance!

COEXIST!

You left out “vibrant”. And “youfs”.

Don’t let it happen again.

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Comrade1917 May 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

A White Biker Week would be rayciss.

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EJB May 28, 2014 at 12:49 pm

They do have biker week in MB in the spring, somebody thought they should have a special one too.

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The Colonel May 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm

There are plenty of brothers from another mother at the Spring Fest.

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EJB May 28, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Yeah but like the black guys get TWO bike weeks, it just ain’t fair.

We went down one time, there was an open air parking garage under our hotel room. Didn’t need an alarm the next morning. Kind of cool though, all the bikes cranking shook the building.

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Squishy123 May 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Don’t worry, there’s this NCAAP boycott going on in the state of SC…

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Jackie Chiles May 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Just tell MB to raise the Confederate Battle Flag on the town grounds. Make black biker week Confederate Memorial Week where everyone wears confederate flags and puts them out on their porches.

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inciteful May 29, 2014 at 10:09 am

Black biker week?!? I thought it was the South Carolina State Alumni Association weekend!

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Eazy-E May 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm

No, that’s Chrysler 300 weekend.

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Sandi Morals May 28, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Boycotts are a tricky thing.FITS is apparently boycotting MB. OK. No problem.
That pisses me off. I got a friend whose son will be pitching for one of the other CWS teams in Columbia for baseball regional this weekend. I will see him on Friday.

Going to encourage and suggest all of these families boycott spending money in Richland County and Greenville SC since Lott endorsement of Democrat Sheheen and FITS endorsement of Tom Ervin.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm

OK. No problem.That pisses me off.

There is no shame in taking your medications as directed, Cuz.

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erneba May 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm

As the old saying goes, “I would not be caught dead in Myrtle Beach.”
That’s the reason I have chosen to vacation in other areas.

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EJB May 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm

The Florida Keys don’t have all the gawdy crap like Myrtle Beach but for fishing, diving, snorkeling, beaches and just plain relaxing it is hard to beat. We have a blast every time we go down there.

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SomalianRoadCorp May 31, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Different income vacation spots.

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SCBlues May 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

I am no more frightened of a black person on a motorcycle than I am a white person on a motorcycle . . .

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SCBlueWoman May 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm

I’m not afraid of any person on a motorcycle… I am afraid of roaming bands of hoodlums taking to the streets, damaging property, threatening citizens with guns just for wanting to use the beach access, public nudity and sex, murder… the list goes on.

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SCBlues May 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Exactly! And to clarify, I am not afraid of anyone on a motorcycle either – no more than I am anyone in a car. And Myrtle Beach’s problems extend long before and after this Black Biker Weekend!

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Funny! May 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

…and the circle jerk is complete.

Oops…I meant the scissor action.

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Squishy123 May 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Have you see the “women” who attend these things? I don’t think anyone wants to see that at either rally. At the one you’d see what appears to be two manatees mating, at the other it’d be two methhead with pancake tits and legs about as round as my wrist more worried about their cigarette going out.

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Buz Martin May 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm

What got left out of the report was what most of those who spoke at the city council meeting said: The ones who ride bikes — other than wreckless driving and to much buttox and anus on display on the back of ’em — are not the problem. It’s the career hoodlums who come in by the car-full and who fill the streets, day and night. Also not mentioned is all the robberies, at House of Blues and several hotels. break-ins of cars and rooms, rapes, beatings, etc. People held captive in their own homes by people partying in their yards …

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Buz Martin May 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm

… thugs with guns closing beach access to homeowners and the public others other than their crowd, while hookers gave blowjobs on the beach, etc. etc., etc. Some involvement by bikers, mostly just run of the mill street gangs, like the rival ones from the Summerville area that advertised on social media for many months that they were coming to town to have it out with each other at Bikefest, TOTAL bloody damned clusterfuck, and the city COULD have dealt with it years ago but they were gutlessly cow-towing to the NAACP and running the Harley riders off instead.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 28, 2014 at 10:28 pm

cow-towing

Ol’ Bessie ain’ puttin’ up wid dat shit no mo!!

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Buz Martin May 29, 2014 at 10:37 am

And like somebody said, they don’t tip. Not even cows.

SCBlueWoman May 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm

MB business owners should sue(class action) Atlantic beach for loss of revenues and destruction of property. MB should sue to pay for the excessive clean up, damages to public property and all overtime for additional police. Atlantic Beach can’t pay for it and the state could come in and dissolve the town. No sponsor for the bike mayhe… um, week and it will dry up and be a non issue.

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EJB May 28, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Why certainly they should, why blame the perpetrators and make them pay when you have a deep pockets local government that can just raise taxes.

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SCBlueWoman May 28, 2014 at 12:55 pm

The perps should pay and also be incarcerated for what they did over the past week. Police couldn’t handle the mob. Period.

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EJB May 28, 2014 at 1:29 pm

They should sue the city the perps came from too, they turn out bad people make ’em suffer, we only want “good” citizens.

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Jackie Chiles May 28, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Suing a bunch of bikers who probably have $500 to their names, if that, is not a good strategy.

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Dis May 28, 2014 at 9:24 pm

You are right, that is not a good strategy-but your premise is totally wrong. Many black bikers (like myself) own mortgages, have advanced degrees, and make 6-figure incomes. We also obey ALL laws while visiting MB during BBW.

This was my 8th straight Bike Week, and I’ll be back next year for the 9th, no matter what. The owners and managers of the hotels, bars, and restaurants we frequent ADORE us, because we respect them, and the feeling is vice versa. Not to mention that we spend tons of cash at their businesses. We know each other personally now. So either we are doing something right–or the businesses who are complaining about losing business during this week is doing something incredibly wrong from a business standpoint (you tend to attract the level of clientele you eventually obtain).

I think people see what they want to see. In my four days on the beach the amount of bad manners by people of ALL RACES (bad driving/riding, drunkenness, etc.) was totally eclipsed by the brotherhood/sisterhood of bikers of all races, ages, and ethnic backgrounds. The draw to this event for us is the love of motorcycles, and the positive biking culture, period. Many businesses along the Grand Strand “get this” and are making huge profits during this event because of it.

Regarding the violence: It should not be tolerated, and I’m in support of MB doing whatever needs to be done to address it. But ANYONE who claims that violence does not happen during the Harley Week, Daytona, Sturgis, or any bike event that is not attended predominately by blacks either has never been to one (I’ve been to them all); and/or has a much deeper issue beyond the traffic, crowds, and infrequent bad behavior in relation to the 400,000+ crowds that come out for Memorial Day Weekend Bike Fest activities (BTW, there also are events celebrating our veterans, like myself, during Bike Fest). Bike Week will never go away–bikers like myself who don’t break laws will continue to come and spend money, and we will continue to be received warmly by the businesses that cater to us in a respectful manner. Admirers of bikers will follow, and some of them will cause problems…
…..actually, there IS a simple solution that could immediately lower the likelihood of any violence like what was seen this weekend ever happening in the future. But from everything I’ve read, it looks like MB and possibly the State will end up implementing something that will result in killing small businesses, particularly those who are complaining about the event. Good luck with that–I will sit back and watch, and continue to visit the beach every Memorial Day weekend and support the businesses here that support this biker event.

SCBlueWoman May 28, 2014 at 10:06 pm

I met many professionals, doctors, lawyers, etc during bike week. Great conversations and good experience. That said the other bullshit that I encountered is simply not worth it. The businesses and the town actually lost money on this and will continue to lose money because many people left town early and many are canceling their reservations because they don’t want to bring their families here.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm

….actually, there IS a simple solution that could immediately lower the likelihood of any violence like what was seen this weekend ever happening in the future.

You are going to tell us, right?

Norma Scok May 29, 2014 at 9:37 am

“infrequent bad behavior”

Its gold Jerry, gold!

Buz Martin May 29, 2014 at 10:32 am

There has not been that level of violence in MB during the Harley Rally in decades. When it HAS happened in the last few years to any degree, however, it has been dealt with effectively and decisively. But it is, at an rate, NOT a black/white issue. It is an issue of the need to enforce the laws that exist, and of LEO needing not to turn a blind eye because the city is afraid of lawsuits from the NAACP. That, on the face of it, is stupid anyway. Suits against businesses that closed were wrongheaded, but an entirely different issue than simply enforcing the law.

Elmer Fuddruckers May 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Damn! Did you become a spokesman for the City of Myrtle Beach? Bet they love that.

Buz Martin May 29, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Naw. They are not likely to pay anybody who will tell you the truth about how they have fucked up.

Jackie Chiles May 29, 2014 at 11:25 am

But that’s my point. Good, upstanding people like yourself aren’t the ones committing the larceny, vandalism, and generally acting wild. Therefore, anyone wanting to sue for such activities would be unable to sue you. Rather, they’d be stuck suing the type of person who commits such acts on a regular basis, and those people, by and large, have little to nothing to their names.

tomstickler May 28, 2014 at 5:19 pm

The city of Atlantic Beach can’t put two nickels together, so suing them is a futile gesture. They have not been able to have a functioning city government for years due to lawsuits over elections.

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Sandi Morals May 28, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Best thing MB ever did was run the Harley bikers out of MB. They have taken their drug/drunk/pornographic occupation of the month of May south into Murrels Inlet area.

Why should a community tolerate 500,000 bikers (black or white) riding up and down its streets 24/7 committing crimes all drunked and drugged up.

MB has a sports tourism business that has more than replaced the biker money.

Haley should use the National Guard and protect the citizens of MB. Liberals like Ervin and Sheheen should be all for it. MB is the economic engine of SC and its tax revenues pay for the perpetual welfare train in SC.

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SCBlueWoman May 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm

MB loses more money than they make on this event.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2014 at 12:03 am

drug/drunk/pornographic occupation

Thank goodness, it’s only two more days ’til the weekend!

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SCBlueWoman May 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm

AB is broke and insolvent. Legal action could cause the governor to step in and dissolve the town. Period. No AB, no bike week.

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Norma Scok May 29, 2014 at 9:38 am

dissolve the town..luz. You people are on a roll this week.

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Jay Ellington May 29, 2014 at 10:52 am

Can Nicky simply wave her wand and make Atlantic Beach go away? That’s a good one SCBW!

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GrandTango May 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm

My, my, my…How Hypocritical and Contradictory the Liberal-Tarians become, when the VERY DEMANDS they make, come home to Roost…

FITS, you give me a belly-laugh. You fancy yourself some sort of thoughtful Svengali. But in reality, you are one of the biggest Dumb@$$ Clowns out there…

Only liberals would be Stupid enough to put any stock in your low-intelligence, all-sides-playing buffoonery…

Sanford getting away w/ it in democrat-voting Charleston has done you no good…You are as F*#king comical as he is…LMAO…

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Buz Martin May 28, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Will I say if yer gonna BE a Dumb@$$ Clown, be the biggest one you possibly can.

You lead the way in that, oh guru.

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GrandTango May 28, 2014 at 3:16 pm

How ironic that your pal (above) mentioned incoherent…LMAO…
And: don’t try to figure it out…you probably can’t…

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Buz Martin May 28, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Hah! Was supposed to read “Well, I say if yer gonna BE ..”

It was aimed at YOU, turd-breath. But now that you mention it, you lead the way in incoherence too, oh guru.

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Lee Padgett May 28, 2014 at 3:11 pm

I feel so ashamed that I am compelled to respond to your frequent and incoherent rants but on the off chance some low info reader decides to take your incessant unintelligible rants as some sort of gospel–here goes: For crying out loud Just ask Folks for a date already. Your fascination with him is unhealthy and an obvious source of extreme frustration for you. I suggest a good rough romp in the bed may alleviate some of that as this borders on more than bromancce. Do us all a favor and take your cheeto eating hand and the other that is constantly jerkin and typin and get this out of your system. The article speaks as it should. The State has nothing to do with patrolling MB. If 200 cops on duty each shift are not enough to contain the craziness then close the damn beach down. It is a tacky tourist trap and why Folks even goes there is beyond me. As for more laws to curtail this situation what is there expectation? They wouldn’t follow the ones on the books so they are going to follow new ones? Gimme a break. It is what it is and the City has to do it’s own thing about it. And the business owners know it is coming and if they feel so threatened by it — Leave town for your own Memorial Day weekend and have a blast.. Now please go jerk off to a pic of Folks and give the rest of us a break from your idle chatter that amounts to nothing more than making yourself feel like a “big” man. BTW what the HELL does Mark Sanford have to do with violence in MB? Exactly which chromosome are you missing? You holdover from the Homo neanderthalensis period.

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GrandTango May 28, 2014 at 3:14 pm

If my “rants” are incoherent, how the F*#k can you respond???…

Just another Liberal contradiction…Dumb@$$….

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Lee Padgett May 28, 2014 at 3:23 pm

There were a few fragments that were somewhat comprehensible. The rest— you may as well have let the cat at the keyboard.
;'[Skdfgo-mXvmkasd[fgjOPSADMFKnSDKL’m Oops.. And traditionally– I do not think the F-Bomb was an appropriate word MORALLY you hypocrite.

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GrandTango May 28, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Again: You have NO Right to criticize anyone for anything if you are a Liberal-Tarian..

All should be legal, free and w/o prohibitions, if you are to be true to what you DEMAND of everyone else…

Liberal-Tarians are hypocrites. The juvenile basis of your existence collapses on itself, like any stupid ideology (see liberalism)…..

It’s easy to be you…until it comes time to account for the results of your ignorant dogma.

Lee Padgett May 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

The only hypocrite here is you or those like you. Supposed “small government” repubs who have no clue as to what small government is. Yes I believe laws should only exist to protect us from each other and not ourselves. The Feds or State have no business in your bedroom, my bedroom or anyone else’s unless it involves a crime against me or you, the fact that you dream of bumpin uglies with Folks should not be of anyone’s concern or on their radar unless you are an exhibitionist and like people to watch you. If I want to play poker in my home and play for money that is my business NOT YOURS! If my desire is to commit an act of sodomy that is my business not yours and not the Gubments. I demand nothing of you unless your desire for laws infringes on the right to someone’s life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Then baby it is on. So go put on your diaper and get your pacifier and have your wet dreams of Will. Get your groove on and get happy babe. Do I need to continue?

GrandTango May 28, 2014 at 7:35 pm

You may be the Largest, paranoid cliché, ever to post on here…Nobody gives a S#!* what you, and Boz, do in your bedroom…

I just get sick of you defining yourself by your perversion, then getting P!$$#D at me, because I don’t care…

Sandi Morals May 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm

What a bullshit,uninformed article by FITS. MB has tried to clean this mess up for years.The Harley riders and their events were just as violent.drunken.drug filled and perverted as the so called black biker weekend..

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Peace and Love May 28, 2014 at 1:51 pm

Sandi, I spit my coffee reading your post and my familarity with your Haley worship. I guess it was a freudian misread. Your second sentence, “The Harley riders”. I read The Haley riders! I guess we could leave out the r and get pretty much the same meaning?
Now, take your prozac and smoke whatever it is you smoke in that glass pipe and post something about this being Tom Ervin’s fault. Just like all of you continuing to blame Bush for everything, years after he left office.

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Smirks May 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Hahaha… The Haley riders should have their own week in Myrtle Beach. Willie could organize the whole thing. The group will get bigger and bigger each year, I’m sure.

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Uh huh May 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Better make sure we have some penicillin on hand too.

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pee wee smirks jr. May 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

No pedophiles allowed.Wiil send you pix!

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CorruptionInColumbia May 28, 2014 at 3:15 pm

That’s OK. Her butt gets bigger and bigger each year to accommodate them all, too.

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junior justice May 28, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Her problem is that her thighs and buttocks aren’t increasing in size proportionately.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 28, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Haley Riders…

Back of the Governor’s T-shirt:
“If you can read this, FITS fell off.”

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the fat lady sings again May 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

good one boz

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Buz Martin May 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Yeah, maybe so, some of ’em, anyway — but that was over 40 years ago. When they were young like this bunch. Try to keep up, fool.

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GrandTango May 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm

I’m sure Boz is on top of this. As we speak, I’m sure Boz, w/ faithful and capable sidekick FITS, is reviewing the personal files these cunning sleuths keep. There has to be a public official who took a payoff to look the other way while these upstanding American citizens blew each other away…LMAO…

This murder has to be the fault of some White, Republican…there is NO personal responsibility involved…Ohhh Nooo….

I’m just waiting for Boz and FITS “Joint” press Conference to Name Names..and give all of their dirt of the dark forces only THEY see….Haahahaha…

You Kook-Job Liberal-Tarins are a freakin’ TRIP….

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Buz Martin May 28, 2014 at 3:12 pm

You dipshit, it was mainly Dems and RINOs responsible for this shit, always has been and always will be.

Will hardly fucking even TALKS to me these days. Guess it’s that thin-skin thing coz I criticize him from time to time. Who knows? I don’t lose sleep over it. When he posts good shit, I’m still one of the few people down here with a sizeable social media following that even shares it.

I’m a non-issue with FITS in other words, so as usual you don’t know what the fuck you are talking about.

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GrandTango May 28, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Didn’t I see where you were staring a website or something? FITS is SCARED to death of anything that can be perceived as competition…

When you have no talent, experience skill, w/o much intelligence or character – like FITS- you look over your shoulder a lot…A lot of politicians are just as skittish..

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Hey, Shortbus! May 28, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Well, where’s your blog, website, radio show…?

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grand twat May 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm

he tried – it got two hits per week until his motherchoked on a corndog and died

Tipping Point May 28, 2014 at 1:11 pm

In 1969 the National Guard would have mobilized. The only difference now is that there is no organized motivation for this thuggery other than to disrupt the peace. My uncle was sent to Charleston as a guardsman and they cleared the Cooper River bridge with buckshot. It took 6 hours but they got it done.

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swervin ervin May 28, 2014 at 2:48 pm

elmer fudd wanted to use the national guard when he was mayor…he scared the shit out of the locals…bet that does not sound like a bad idea now…

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If I Had a Rocket Launcher May 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Everywhere I go these days if a community has homes valued over $600k then there is a guardhouse and a gate. Most are not manned but could be in a matter of hours. Some people are planning for the inevitable. Berms with fast growing trees planted too close together are being constructed and planted that effectively will become walls; barriers to roaming bands of thugs in cars and trucks. At some point something is going to turn and all hell will break loose. Our corrupt politicians are only moving us closer to chaos.

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Yep! May 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm

“Everywhere I go these days if a community has homes valued over $600k then there is a guardhouse and a gate.”

That’s one of the signature realities of traveling in third world countries, which is what the US is devolving into.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Banksta Banana Republic

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Nölff May 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Kenny Powers met up with Reg Mackworthy during Black Biker week and became friends.

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Smirks May 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm

“My life was threatened all weekend long,” one local business owner told the council

Then close your doors. If you really feel that threatened, don’t open.

If you want more law enforcement, pay for it yourself. Don’t ask SCHP to wipe your ass for you.

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JimBob May 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Whoa wait a minute. I have friend who owns a local restaurant in MB. After years of putting up with this crap, he decided to shut down the restaurant for the week. He got threatened with the loss of his liqour license if he did. So no, shutting your business is not always an option.

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Squishy123 May 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Then you open for a minimum number of hours, have a minimum amount of staff on hand, and only serve what can be cooked in a microwave… and charge double what you’d normally charge. Anybody in for a $4.00 microwaved hotdog on a stale bun?

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Jackie Chiles May 28, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Yeah, I mean it’s almost like nobody would see through that charade.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2014 at 12:16 am

That’s called “dissin’ [disrespecting] the clientele”.

Hope your insurance is paid up. Hope you have *good* lawyers and copious amount to pay them. A high tolerance of pain and a close relationship with the Deity of your choice is also recommended.

*Deja vu all over again*

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2014 at 12:18 am

Anybody in for a $4.00 microwaved hotdog on a stale bun?

The golf courses are having a half-price sale?

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Don't Tread Here May 28, 2014 at 3:28 pm

bull fucking shit. If i wish to close my restaurant 4 weeks per year and take a goddamned vacation I will. Let’s settle that shit it court is what i tell any cocksucker who says otherwise. USSA you fucking sheep.

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Close up for a week May 28, 2014 at 5:47 pm

“He got threatened with the loss of his liqour license if he did.”

If that really happened, that’s some bullshit. He needs to get that shit on tape or see if the person doing it is stupid enough to put it in writing.

If it’s me with a business in MB, I close for the week, plywood over the windows and put a couple of Rottweilers inside with a week’s worth of food, and go on vacation.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2014 at 12:19 am

PRO TIP:
Don’t leave the dogs food.

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Lee Padgett May 28, 2014 at 4:17 pm

AMEN!!! MB suffers this type of crap regularly and now that the msm has picked up on it they are all cryin in their hankies and say poor me.. I live here I know what goes on. Armed robberies, shootings and stabbings are a constant while the po po harasses poor ugly hookers tryin to pay the rent. It is a shame.

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Ha! May 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

So the residents & business owners are bitching that MB turns into a ghetto once a week?

Look at it this way, it’s only once a week. Think about all the places have to deal with a preponderance of pavement apes 51 weeks out of the year.

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junior justice May 28, 2014 at 2:07 pm

“it’s only once a week” — unless my math is wrong that is 52 times in 12 months..

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Ha! May 28, 2014 at 2:08 pm

My bad, “once a year” obviously.

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junior justice May 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm

OK — I was just yanking your chain!

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Robert May 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm

It’s all fun and games and revenue until someone’s ass gets shot.

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JABODABO May 28, 2014 at 2:31 pm

It’s a fact….a business owner can’t close!! The NAACP will sue and the owner will absolutely lose. I know a restaurant that closed for the weekend was sued and had to pay several hundred thousand dollars. His workers could not get to work and those who did made very little money cause some folks don’t go to nicer restaurants.

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Squishy123 May 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm

That’s when you open, have nothing on the menu except microwave TV dinners, keep little stock on the shelves, and make sure your service is so shitty that word spreads fast.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Just thinking out the box here…

Maybe the Myrtle Beach folks could give some tax breaks to Donald Sterling and he could sell a bunch of condos to Koreans who would then open businesses….

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euwe max May 28, 2014 at 7:56 pm

No, that’s when you invite the Salvation Army Band and Choir to hold a revival event in your restaurant, and have Robert Tilton as the guest speaker. Hire a bunch of old ladies to stand around with nuns outfits on.

Put a little kid out front with a brace on his leg and crutches ringing a bell in front of a black pot.

..and hold a poker game with strippers in the back room for the regulars.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2014 at 12:10 am

That’s called “dissin’ [disrespecting] the clientele”.

Hope your insurance is paid up. Hope you have *good* lawyers and copious amount to pay them. A high tolerance of pain and a close relationship with the Deity of your choice is also recommended.

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CorruptionInColumbia May 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

… and are notorious for not tipping, too.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 29, 2014 at 12:07 am

Can’t speak for now…but that was absolutely the case 20-25 years ago.

PRO TIP:
By a wide margin, the best tippers are current and former food and beverage employees.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 28, 2014 at 7:49 pm

PRO TIP:

Renovate.

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euwe max May 28, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Not if you don’t say why to anyone, and announce in advance.

Goofballs must pay!

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Yep! May 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Precisely.

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noname May 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Why dont the good citizens of Myrtle Beach add another penny sales tax to the 16% they are already getting… call it a protection tax and they could hire their own mercenaries to protect them.
I bet that they dont fear for their lives every time they open their cash register for the sales that these bike weeks bring in. If you dont want the fear… Why have they already started booking reservations for next year?????

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Jay Ellington May 28, 2014 at 3:15 pm

I lived in NMB back in the early 90s, when this event was small enough to be contained in the Atlantic Beach area. It was a hassle then, but not nearly as out of hand as it has become as the attendance has grown. With this growth and the lack of accommodations in Atlantic Beach, the event has spread out up and down the Grand Strand and, as always, seems to attract more hoodlum lookyloos than it does motorcycle enthusiasts. When I worked at WPDE in the late 90s we sent a rogue camera crew through Atlantic Beach one year during the event, and to say we captured lewd behavior would be an understatement. People urinating and defecating in public, performing sex acts in public, crack smoking in public , obscenity laden dialogue, fights, etc dominated the nearly 10 minutes of footage we captured. Fast forward 15-20 years, it’s ok for 10s of thousands of idiots to descend on the strip, completely block it with foot traffic while they carry on like they’re being featured in an alcohol fueled hip hop music video, complete with gun play. Learn how to act in public people.

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CorruptionInColumbia May 28, 2014 at 3:21 pm

That sounds like a description I heard of the old Mayfest that Columbia used to sponsor. One story I heard (one of the last events before it was finally cancelled) was the “participants” were having sex on public streets on the hoods of cars, blocking traffic, and this was in front of the very few cops who were assigned to it. It was so out of hand I am told, they couldn’t begin to control it.

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Smirks May 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Screw cops, they should’ve sent firemen. Turn the hose on ’em boys!

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Jay Ellington May 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Have you seen what this same contengent does to Tybee Island (Savannah) during the “Orange Crush” event? To say they act like a bunch of depraved retarded animals would be slanderous to depraved retarded animals.

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Nstarr May 29, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Finally someone understands! To say the least Harley week comes and we all have fun nice crowd! Then they leave and you couldn’t tell they were ever here. After Atlantic rally 4 towns covered in trash!

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Sandi Morals May 28, 2014 at 5:49 pm

This stuff happened during the Harley weeks.It is a biker thing. If they would have let Mark McBride send in the National Guard the bikers would have never been a problem again.

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Jay Ellington May 28, 2014 at 6:41 pm

I’ll take your word for it. All the footage we gathered from Bike Week was pretty boring stuff. Maybe a few chicks with fried egg tits wanting to flash the camera, but nothing like the melee I saw in Atlantic Beach.

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Buz Martin May 29, 2014 at 10:27 am

Atlantic Beach was very calm this year. Older bikers there, with more sense. Crazy-ass murderous younger and mostly non-biker attendees took over the streets and wrecked havoc.

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Jay Ellington May 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

Thankfully, my most recent encounter with any of the cycle related events in MB was around 1997. Sounds like Bike Week has been scaled waaaaay because MB doesn’t want “that” element treading all over their precious vacationers, while Black Biker Week has grown into South Carolina’s version of Freaknik and the cops have been instructed to allow complete pandemonium up and down the grand strand.

Buz Martin May 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

That’s pretty much the way it’s gone down. Except that they used an shooting incident between two LOCAL black youths in 2009 to justify Tom Rice’s bullshit TAKE BACK MAY campaign, which catapulted that clueless goober eventually to congress. And the “white” Harley Rally was never really the target. They tried to make it appear they were targeting both rallies with the helmet law. Most Bikefest sport bike riders wear helmets anyway. Wasn’t even a speed bump for them.

Buz Martin May 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm

A group of businessmen were told by the late David Brittian, one of the elite rulers of MB, in ’08 or ’09 “We will get Bikefest under control, then I will pay to bring the Harley riders back.” Whether he ever paid anyone or not, nobody knows. But it’s a fact that there were operatives trying to get local Harley Riders (most of whom are Republican, if they’re poltiical at all) to vote for Rice. A hard sell, because my ol’ homie Tom really DOES hate all bikers with a passion.

Sandi Morals May 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Bottom line is both events were ruled by lawlessness,drunks,drugs and pornographic behavior.The whole month of May had become ONE bike rally.The citizens elected politicians that would legislate to protect their community.

Thank you Tom Rice,Wayne Gray and the others for trying to clean this mess up.

TontoBubbaGoldstein May 28, 2014 at 7:47 pm

People urinating … in public,…

Sakerlina Asst. Football Coaches down there scouting talent?

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euwe max May 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Why would anyone want to live in Myrtle Beach, anyway? Don’t they know about the aliens?

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SCBlues May 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm

I’ve never, ever seen a white person engaging in lewd behavior at Myrtle Beach! Damn those blacks – they ruin it for everyone! And why do they even need to go to the beach anyway? They don’t need tans!

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Buz Martin May 29, 2014 at 10:24 am

It went far beyond mere lewd behavior. People were killed. Many others wounded. Several robberies, including the House of Blues. Rooms broken into, cars broken into. Streets blocked off by cars intentionally parked in the road for an impomptu “block party”. Residents/homeowners denied entry (by armed thugs) to beach access points on the beach while hookers gave blow jobs to johns behind the thug guards. Your “PC” bullshit won’t wash in this case, fool.

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Jay Ellington May 29, 2014 at 11:07 am

I suppose you’re trying to compare “evil white folks” like the ones on Myrtle Manor to this criminal element that gravitated towards MB over Memorial Day? Please come with an apples to apples scenario. The irony here is that blacks demand that this event be branded Black Bike Week, then when thousands of hoodlums descend on the strand acting like they’re being featured in an alcohol fuels hip hop video, they cry fowl when bad behavior is in the national spotlight.

Not sure if anyone else has seen the reports coming out of Florida with more tales of deplorable behavior out of a similar element that took over Myrtle Beach. Hundreds took to the streets in Ft Lauderdale in a planned riot and multiple shootings in Clearwater Beach. Sounds like an organized weekend of mayhem.

Could ACORN behind this? :)

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Sandi Morals May 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Harley bike weeks were worse than Memorial Day weekend.Same behaviors and longer in duration.Their threats and boycotts have them to be the thugs they truly are when they occupy a community and leave it trashed.

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micheal phelps May 29, 2014 at 7:35 pm

or swim

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micheal phelps May 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm

and then they run out of gas in Marion county on the way home. No wonder Marion is last in everything

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nitrat May 28, 2014 at 3:48 pm

They get all riled up when hoods shoot each other in their motel rooms, but random women disappearing from MB for years, sometimes never found, perpetrators rarely arrested doesn’t seem to make anyone worry that they may have a serial killer on the lose.

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dsmith May 28, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Here is a site where you can get a feel for how Memorial Day weekend looked via Black Biker Week Live. Warning some partial nudity…not that anyone at this site would be offended. The site also has a video clip of the shooting that took place on the blvd.

https://www.facebook.com/BlackBikeWeekLive

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 31, 2014 at 8:05 am

…partial nudity…not that anyone at this site would be offended….

Sure at one time we would have been offended. Since FITSNEWS “went bigtime” we are happy for any crumbs we find….

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Rocky Biker May 28, 2014 at 5:16 pm

It’s a Great Day in South Carolina – come on down to The Strand – have a shoot out in the sand – listen to the rockin’ band.

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euwe max May 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm

They could have ended the tension by issuing free guns and ammo to all the citizens of Myrtle Beach.

It’s so simple!

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Scooter May 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I would not waste my time in Myrtle Beach.

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The Swamp Queen May 28, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Rarely do I join these discussions, but I have to interject here. I have been in MB during Black Biker Weekend, and I’m sorry to say people, this is truly a place for the National Guard. I was there about 4 times, starting with the year the idiot mayor asked for the NG for black, but not Harley biker weekend.We were staying down in the residential area, but went through the strip early in the morning all weekend and I have never seen anything like this before or since. It was truly a war zone. There is no way the city of MB could possibly handle this short of mercenaries. There is also no way to stop it. Think about it. Hoteliers cannot deny anyone a room, police cannot run people off for no reason. I grant you there is a reason to lock up or run off people, but there aren’t enough police to keep it under control.

In my opinion, the residents of MB are threatened and in a manner that is more than the police could handle. Really need to take the politics out of this one. For a change, Will needs to go and see instead of sitting in his ivory tower trying to apply his one size-fits-all-narrow-ass vision of what goes on to something that he has not experienced. BTW-we were all armed to the teeth in that beach house-only way we have gone……

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Thomas May 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Gee, and the Tea Party are the bad guys? So bad our IRS blocks their applications to form PACs? Do the folks at Black Biker Week file tax returns? Do they have photo voter ID cards? How ’bout a cell tower dump and some “knock and talks” to let them know who is boss?

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charleston May 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

If you are from Charleston, you know Myrtle Beach is a joke!!! If you want a real beach, come to Charleston. If you want to experience class and manners, again come to Charleston. If you are from OHIO, please continue to go to Myrtle Beach.

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Norma Scok May 29, 2014 at 9:47 am

“If you are from OHIO, please continue to go to Myrtle Beach”

But thats all we have left in Charleston…Ohio-ans.

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Lowcountry May 29, 2014 at 1:41 pm

“If you want to experience class and manners, again come to Charleston”
You are kidding right? There are more assholes and drugs in Charleston on a given night by the elitist douchebags that are from there, than 5 black bike weeks in a row could bring in. Snort another line and STFU Chucktown, Beaufort is where the true class is.

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aikencounty May 29, 2014 at 11:26 am

The question needs to be asked of Fortr Lauderdale, “How did you rid yourselves of the college break crowds?”.

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Mike Copeland May 29, 2014 at 11:37 am

On what planet is the maintenance of lawful order not a core government function?

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Nstarr May 29, 2014 at 12:18 pm

I live here and the problem is myrtle beach declined to host Atlantic bike rally, Atlantic beach a 4 block town took it on. Myrtle beach knows they can’t control it that’s why they are asking for help. Atlantic beach mayor says its not out of control an wont do anything. Meanwhile 4 towns are trashed and locals don’t want to leave home. Memorial weekend here is no longer about veterans and its shameful. When good clean family’s could be vacationing here they are not. Instead we have these bikers who rob rape kill and walk out on bills nightly.and as far as heather goes our whole community has come together to bing her justice

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Buz Martin May 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm

About the NAACP and what happened last weekend, this black dude NAILS it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgAFMEhp-cI

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ELCID May 29, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Myrtle Beach will have to do what Fort Lauderdale was forced to do decades ago.
That is: Shut down all Biker Events and kick out everyone associated with it.
That’s what Fort Lauderdale had to do when the Spring Break College Crowds got to big to control. They just shut it all down: Period. That way it just moved to some place else. And, Ft. Lauderdale was allowed to return to its peaceful and beautiful place

Otherwise, the only help they are going to get from the SC Government is a callout of the National Guard, Marshal Law, curfews, and a complete shutdown of the area.

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Guido Sarducci May 29, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Not much mentioned by the drive-byes, but then again, all the participants were democrats!

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Todd May 30, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Breathalyzer / drug checkpoints on the strip would cure the problem in a skinny minute. Bye bye BBW. Heck, get SLED involved, maybe they will prevent a crime for once, lord knows they can’t solve them.

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Big Bubba May 30, 2014 at 5:59 pm

One other subject that has not been touched. How about the bikes that are bought and returned to the dealer after “the week” or burned for insurance payment. Just a thought.

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urbantrout May 31, 2014 at 12:24 pm

I love how people deny reality and dance around the subject…the solution hasn’t changed any since Sheriff Allan Sloane said years ago about jaboonery at the Columbia Mall…….just “keep the niggers out”.

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Dean Karukas June 5, 2014 at 8:11 am

Residents of Myrtle Beach remember this? Back in 2009 Rhodes and the
city council had their “Mission Accomplished” luncheon. Remember the
“Take Back May” crowd? Remember they had armed security for this
luncheon but they can’t afford more security for Memorial Day weekend?
They said they would get rid of the bikers and get families to come in
May. The Harley bikers went and spend millions in Murrells Inlet and the
chaos of Bike Fest is worse!!! Get rid of Rhodes and the city council.

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/10511100/bikers-turned-away-from-anti-bike-week-luncheon

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Mguzman June 25, 2014 at 8:04 am

wow! guess Black Biker week needs to retire if they have forgotten how to behave and just have good clean fun…..maybe the NCAAP will give all some guidance.

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