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(Pawleys) Programming Note

FITS FOUNDING EDITOR EMBARKING ON WORKING VACATION …  Each summer this website shuts down for a week while our founding editor and his expanding brood travel to the Golden Mile of Myrtle Beach, S.C. for a bit of rest and relaxation. Not this summer, though … This year, Sic Willie…

FITS FOUNDING EDITOR EMBARKING ON WORKING VACATION … 

Each summer this website shuts down for a week while our founding editor and his expanding brood travel to the Golden Mile of Myrtle Beach, S.C. for a bit of rest and relaxation.

Not this summer, though …

This year, Sic Willie and his family are heading a bit further down the Atlantic Seaboard … to Pawleys Island … where they will be reposing for a period of two weeks beginning on June 1.

Wait … two weeks without FITS?

WTF!?!?!

Actually we wouldn’t do that to you … and probably couldn’t do that professionally. After all, there’s a primary election taking place on June 10, and while a recent poll discovered only 19 percent of the state’s registered primary voters were aware of the date of the election … a few people are still expected to show up and cast ballots for a largely unimpressive field of candidates.

That means we’ll be obligated to report on how many votes those candidates received … and then comment on how hopeless things are for poor ol’ South Carolina (nothing new there, right?).

In addition to the primary elections, we’ll also be tracking the latest chess moves in the battle between S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell and Attorney General Alan Wilson – the latter of whom is fighting in court to continue his grand jury investigation of the former’s alleged public corruption.

We also hope to have some word on the status of the coming year’s state budget, which as we noted in this post magically “shrunk” by $1.5 billion this year (but is expected to grow by several hundred million this year thanks to S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s massive Medicaid expansion).

The final numbers on that beast of bureaucratic burden should be interesting … especially as South Carolinians struggle with stagnant incomes and a shrinking workforce.

And speaking of Haley … she’s making national news again.

Lots to keep track of, in other words … which means there will be no real opportunity for us to totally “check out.”

So … a working vacation it will be. Although don’t be disappointed if our usual prodigiousness with such slick diction gives way to a more relaxed pace of news making (sounds almost kinky, doesn’t it?) … at least for the next two weeks.

Oh … and if you’ve got a tip on something you think we should cover while we’re gone you can send it via the tip line or via email (we’ll be checking those sporadically). Also, Sic will be randomly updating his Twitter and Facebook pages while he’s gone … so be sure to sign up for his tweets or “friend” him if you haven’t already.

Word …

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76 comments

tomstickler May 31, 2014 at 4:13 pm

I’ll be at Prossers BBQ in Murrells Inlet for Friday lunch. Rated #1 on the Grand Strand.

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Will Folks aka Sic June 1, 2014 at 7:56 am

I’m a fan of Lee’s Inlet Kitchen in Murrells …

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exchief June 1, 2014 at 8:45 am

Fits please look into the mess in west columbia it is about to get good in the west hood.

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GaryJR June 1, 2014 at 8:58 am

Try the porch overlooking the 18th at Caledonia.

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SCBlues June 1, 2014 at 6:22 pm

LIK in Murrels is the best!

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Buz Martin June 1, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Check out Russell’s, too. Well worth the visit.

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Slartibartfast June 3, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Yeah, Lee’s is good, but I wish I could remember the name of the “bar” right outside of Murrel’s Inlet, now torn down, where you could see Mickey Spillane sitting on the right side of the crescent booth. Never actually spoke to him, but there were several mutual nods.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 3, 2014 at 10:42 pm Reply
euwe max June 4, 2014 at 12:21 am

“You shouldn’t hang me on a hook, Johnny. My father hung me on a hook once. Once!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHV0zs0kVGg&list=PL779D60108E6F8D5D

Slartibartfast June 4, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Sounds right, but I honestly don’t remember. My brother lived in Myrtle Beach at the time, and I used to visit. It was a nice getaway from Wilmington. He recognized us.. we recognized him.

FudgePackerAtChocolateMonkey June 2, 2014 at 6:33 pm

I’ll eat anything that doesn’t eat me first and most things that do.

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Bubba Gump May 31, 2014 at 4:30 pm

thanks for the heads up but, man, I hope you get a house sitter to keep the foes from violating your space while away. Not to mention the run of the mill cat burglar. Safe trip.

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junior justice May 31, 2014 at 5:22 pm

And I hope that the GrandTango hasn’t discovered where you live now. Don’t forget to turn on the electrified fence when you leave. Enjoy your vacation!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 1, 2014 at 5:41 pm

electrified fence…

To keep GT out or…

*dramatic pause*

…or to keep GT IN?

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Hotter than the Sun June 9, 2014 at 8:18 am

Oh Mr. Three in One; how did you know? Come on give it up, cooperate fully.

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Will Folks aka Sic June 1, 2014 at 7:54 am

covered …

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Hagley man May 31, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Make sure you check out the new concrete median being built in Pawleys on 17. Oh, they haven’t started construction yet? To hear Tom Stickler whine one would think they have built it already. Have fun Will.

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southmauldin May 31, 2014 at 7:15 pm

I’ve only met Will Folks twice. Both times at Vista Brewing several years ago. He was a conceited prick. But that has no bearing on the merits of this blog. Let’s not pretend that we don’t come to this website every day to see what he has to say and what political news he breaks. I don’t know about you guys (Grand T/Big T excluded), but I’m beginning to dread the vacations he takes as much as y’all do. I need to get inside news on Harrell’s grifting, Bright’s deadbeattery, and the general tomfoolery of the trash in the State House.
I just wish he would finish that book.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 31, 2014 at 7:22 pm

I just wish he would finish that book.

TBG may not be the smartest member of his Tribe…but, *reading between the lines*, he figures Will is taking the extra week to finish up the book and plan the first three months of the talk show circuit and international book signing events.

*nods knowingly*

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Will Folks aka Sic June 1, 2014 at 7:53 am

I was a conceited prick back then … but that you for the kind words. And there will be a book. One day ;)

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ToothFairy'sAgent June 1, 2014 at 8:23 am

You need a ghost writer. How ’bout the Tooth Fairy?

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When they split those atoms June 9, 2014 at 8:10 am

Our Founding Editor, South didn’t mean it badly, and by the way, the Eve of Obstruction is here, its been a long time coming. The week of reckoning has arrived.

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Smirks June 1, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Willie, a conceited prick? Noooooooooo, that can’t be right!

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SCBlues June 1, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Maybe a vain dick then??

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Buz Martin June 1, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Yeah, I’d miss him if he were gone. Hell, I’ll miss him, litererally, when he’s within 10 miles of me in the coming week. Combination of the fact that he never tries to see me down here anyway, and I will not be available. So that takes care of that.

Waves are terrific in Pawleys. Big fun, great place, not spoiled all to hell yet like Myrtle Beach.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 31, 2014 at 7:15 pm

Can’t you just get GT to run the site while you are gone?

Or are you just skeered because he “writes for a living’ an sheet?

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SCBlues May 31, 2014 at 7:21 pm

“Can’t you just get GT to run the site while you are gone?”
That skeers me . . . .

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Smirks June 1, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Pearls before swine, man.

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Nölff June 2, 2014 at 8:38 am

He’ll call everyone homophobes and claim to bust everyone’s @$$.

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FudgePackerAtChocolateMonkey June 2, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I’ll tell you a secret. Tango isn’t busting anyone’s ass with that little pencil dick of his. He might find a virgin housefly that was tight enough he could touch all the sides at one time with but that’s about it.

Even his old ass hole is so loose his bowels about fall out every time someone mounts him and gets a little rough. Still he’s my Tango and I love him even if it doesn’t make much sense.

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SCBlues May 31, 2014 at 7:16 pm

“… where they will be reposing for a period of two weeks beginning on July 1.”
I need to quit my job and start me an internet blog – I don’t think I’ve ever been able to take a two-week vacation. Would any of you folks be interested in a SCBluesNews.com? (Got a nice ring to it doesn’t it?!?) Seeing as how I am such a popular commenter on this site I’m just betting it will go over really well!

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inciteful June 1, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Not interested. You only got one issue, SCB, an’ its getting old. Carryin’ Reverand Al’s coattails has got to be givin’ you tennis elbow.

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SCBlues June 2, 2014 at 8:06 am

LOL. Whatever. I’m flattered that you are so preoccupied with my “one issue”. Maybe you ought to get a life, huh?

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Karl June 2, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Now For Sale!
SCBluesNews.com
and SCBlueNews.com

Contact me for more info :)

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FudgePackerAtChocolateMonkey May 31, 2014 at 7:28 pm

I just got mine and Tango’s thongs out of the cleaners. It took them 2 weeks to get Tango’s back because they said those dried Santorum stains are hell to get out. Will, can we catch a ride with you to the beach? We have beachwear but no way to get there. We could have fun sitting around in your room talking about all the stuff we discuss on here. Wouldn’t that be marvelous?

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Slartibartfast May 31, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Pawleys is great place. But, given the choice, I would take either Edisto Beach or Harbor Island (Hunting Island would be my third choice). Have fun, and come back safe.

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This just in. . . May 31, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Scientists Consider New Names for Climate Change

NEW HAVEN (The Borowitz Report) — After a report from the Yale Center on Climate Change Communication showed that the term “climate change” elicits relatively little concern from the American public, leading scientists are recommending replacing it with a new term: “You will be burnt to a crisp and die.”

Other terms under consideration by the scientists include “your cities will be ravaged by tsunamis and floods” and “earth will be a fiery hellhole incapable of supporting human life.”

Scientists were generally supportive of the suggestions, with many favoring the term “your future will involve rowing a boat down a river of rotting corpses.”

“Any of these terms would do a better job conveying the urgency of the problem,” Tracy Klugian, a spokesperson for the newly renamed Yale Center for Oh My God Wake Up You Assholes, said.

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CorruptionInColumbia May 31, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Beware of floating bodies. One thing about the beach (any of them), you just never know what you’ll find, next.

http://www.thestate.com/2014/05/31/3479522/body-with-gunshot-wound-found.html?sp=/99/205/&ihp=1

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Queen Jean May 31, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Thank you, God.

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Queen Jean May 31, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Some of your posters are telling the truth and that really pisses me off. James Smith? Vinny Sheheen? Brad Hutto? Do something about this Folks boy. I am trying to find the leak in my office. Y’all just take him out.

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Queen Jane June 9, 2014 at 8:15 am

Yeah!

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Stinkin' Yankee May 31, 2014 at 9:02 pm

C’mon. all you SC educated readers. Pay attention. Fiis isn’t going on vacation until July 1. All the stuff he says he’ll keep up with (the election, the state budget, and Bro Harrell) ought to be settled b then. Y’all should read more carefully. You don’t have to worry about your fix until July, In the meantime you can worry about the Gamecocks not making it to the CWS…

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Will Folks aka Sic June 1, 2014 at 7:55 am

Actually it’s June 1 … I fixed that from the previous post.

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FudgePackerAtChocolateMonkey June 2, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Well we’re pissed! Tango and me waited around all day Saturday and yesterday for you to come pick us up. We were looking forward to sitting around the room with you and your family and talking about all the fabulous things that we discuss on here. We know you have good taste in food and drink and thought you’d be a generous host and take us out for lunch and dinner each day we were there. Now me and Tango are sitting around the house with nothing to do but look at each other and wait for Lindsey to get back from Washington so him and his boyfriend can come by and visit.

Enjoy your trip Will. We sure won’t.

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GrandTango May 31, 2014 at 9:13 pm

FITS: “probably couldn’t do that professionally”…..LMAO…now that’s rich…
Haven’t it you done it every year???…Did you just turn Pro??….LMAO…
PS: He’s leaving July 1…but he’s assuring us he’ll be sure to step back in, while on vacay, to report on the June 10, primary…
Is this F*#ker THAT Stupid, or does he think y’all are. I say both….Hahahaha…

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junior justice June 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Max, very good! My question is —“Can GT be trained to stand for OUR anthem?”

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 2, 2014 at 8:06 am

Your liberal god Obama…who you regularly fellate with the other DUMB@$$ Liberal-Tarians on this morally bankrupt site couldn’t get that respect from a DOG, much less a cat . Cats will do this for a “strong horse”, pecced out, thong wearing, man’s MAN with a blond wig flowing behind him as he (sans shirt) rides a Clydesdale out of the rising sun towards me… GRAND TANGO…

*Remembers that it is Will…not GT who is on vacation*

Never mind.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 1, 2014 at 4:37 pm

… we’re effeminately wringing our hands

We, who, GT?

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GrandTango June 1, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Why are you a homophobe?…some liberal-tarian…

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 1, 2014 at 5:30 pm

TBG is not afraid of your homosexuality, GT.

TBG was merely pointing out that he didn’t “effeminately wring” his hands upon learning of our founding editor’s lengthy vacation plans.

TBG’s reaction, FWIW.

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Nölff June 2, 2014 at 8:41 am

Let’s hit up Chick-Fil-A for lunch?

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GrandTango June 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

I was hoping we could go to McDonald’s for my favorite treat, fellatio fish.

SCBlues June 1, 2014 at 5:01 pm

I wish someone would effeminately wring GT’s neck . . .

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junior justice June 1, 2014 at 5:24 pm

GOOGLE FLASH NEWS ALERT

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Google is denying requests from GrandTango who wants to erase unflattering information from the results produced by the world’s dominant search engine. The demands were submitted on the Google Webpage opened late Thursday in response to a landmark ruling issued two weeks ago by Europe’s highest court.

The decision would give GrandTango the means to polish his online reputation by petitioning Google and other search engines to remove potentially damaging links to newspaper articles, blogs, and other websites with embarrassing information about his past activities.

Google is being required to balance privacy concerns and “the right to be forgotten” against the principles of free expression and “the right to know.”

Depending on the volume, it could turn into a monumental headache, even for a company with the financial resources and technological resources of Google.

Google has acquiesced in regard to removing some of GrandTango’s information about youthful indiscretions, financial missteps and arrests that
never resulted in convictions.

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Buz Martin June 1, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Shit man, you make me not want to get near Will, because I don’t want to feed your sick fantasies in any way. We’re not that close. Not close at all.

More and more I think you are a construct. Some kind of twisted conceptual art project. Pooped out pop art. Some pimply-faced kid’s thesis project at a school we’ve never heard of in Portland, maybe, intended to make all conservative Southern Republicans look like total clueless fuckheads. That’s GOTTA be it!

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Sailor June 1, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Too bad you can’t read Asshole! He clearly states that his vacation (working) starts on June 1st.

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euwe max June 1, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Damned Tango can read *and* write Asshole – he’s employed as one.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 2, 2014 at 8:33 am

[Grand Tango’s] even employed as [a writer]!

*Sprays Mt. Dew on keyboard.*

( Note to self: Set up phone account with Newegg.com to purchase keyboards and monitors in bulk.)

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euwe max June 2, 2014 at 10:44 am

no, no no… employed as an Asshole!

euwe max June 3, 2014 at 10:48 am

Punctuation, and the lack of it, is deliberate!

BrigidBernadette June 2, 2014 at 9:18 am

Good time to duck out when it is revealed that the traitor deserter
Bergdahl is espousing the same view on the military as FITS.

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GrandTango June 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

Good point. FITS lectures us a lot…but he never seems to follow-up when all of the Bull-S#!* he advocates, is enacted by Obama, and fails miserably.

FITS and RonPaul love to say ‘Screw the military’ but when Obama does it…and the backlash is tremendous against him, RonPaul and FITS are like little mice, not squeaking a word…

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Just another guy May 31, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Pawleys? Interesting. Next thing we know, you will try to join Forest Lake Country Club.

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Ralph Hightower June 1, 2014 at 6:31 am

Good decision on avoiding Myrtle Beach. After Bikers Weekend, it’s getting as dangerous as Five Points.

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SCBlues June 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Uh-huh. Nothing unsavory ever happened at Myrtle Beach until the Bikers came . . .

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Tank June 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

After you came back last year, you started doing nothing but spewing acid and bile. One only imagines how pissy you’ll be after a working vacation.

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beachbum June 1, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Webster’s on Litchfield has a surprisingly good breakfast…and Frank’s has never disappointed…

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beachbum1964 June 1, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Try Pawleys Raw Bar and NOSH.

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GrandTango June 1, 2014 at 4:22 pm

If you see two pasty

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 1, 2014 at 8:42 pm

If you see two pasty whites, one in a hoodie and a Speedo….the other bearded in a thong…

MODERATOR!!!!

GT is posting his fantasies again!!!

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Buz Martin June 2, 2014 at 8:55 am

That’s EXACTLY what I’ve been saying about his obsession with me and Will Folks. An individual, btw, who I have never met in person.

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FudgePackerAtChocolateMonkey June 2, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Because Will doesn’t care about his friends, you and me are stuck looking at each other for the next week or two until Lindsey and his boyfriend get back from Washington. Grease your old butt up. It’s time for us to do what couples do.

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west_rhino June 2, 2014 at 8:04 am

Aww hell, now Sic’s kids r peein’ in the ocean whilst Sic pees on the net.

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Philip Branton June 2, 2014 at 10:19 am

He needs to come to Folly Beach and report on the RE-Nourishment taxpayer scam…..!!!

Besides the whole family can paddleboard and mix it up at the Crosby’s Deck social….

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Darla June 3, 2014 at 9:21 am

Pawley’s ? next thing you know, they will be trying to get into the St Cecilia Society

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