GET YOUR FIX …
Welcome to another edition of “The Wire,” which we’re doing our best to publish more frequently as the 2014 election cycle season starts to heat up … and as the buzz surrounding the Palmetto State’s “First in the South” presidential primary begins to build.
So what is “The Wire?” For those of you new to FITS it is a sporadically published interactive feature in which our founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) fields tips, comments, questions and other incoming communications from you, our beloved readers.
When do we publish “The Wire?” Not often enough … which we blame on the fact Sic is always goofing off on our Twitter (here) or Facebook pages (here and here).
Or chasing his growing brood of rug rats around his new compound.
Anyway … you wanna share a tip? A link? Ask a question? Submit a comment? Put “Sic” on the spot?
Reach out (anonymously or otherwise) via our tip wire … and remember, in addition to confidentially investigating your leads we also publish letters to the editor and guest editorials (even anonymous ones) in the event you’ve got more to say on a subject. Also feel free to reach out to our founding editor directly at email@example.com.
To the wire! (And remember to check back often as this segment is frequently updated) …
A NEW MAN-CRUSH FOR SIC WILLIE?
Since when did FITS NEWS become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Attorney General’s office? Either the “founding editor” has developed some unnatural feelings for Alan Wilson or is getting paid because the coverage has become fawning.
I am no fan of Bobby Harrell but your blog’s vendetta against him is starting to remind me of its vendetta against Nikki Haley. And its elevation of Alan Wilson on a pedestal is getting old fast.
Balance it up or you will lose this reader.
Kim: Not gonna lie … he’s a damn good looking man. And as for losing you, go on and get the hell on … “you and yo momma.” This is an opinion site, and if you don’t like the opinions, go someplace else.
INSIGHT ON IMMIGRATION
Have you read this article? It is written by Charleston radio host Tara Servatius and is one of the smartest articles I have read yet about the illegal immigration issue. It address an obscure Obama administration ruling dubbed the “Family Interest Directive” and how this ruling is impacting the current immigration crisis.
I hope you will read it, write on it and incorporate it into your commentary for future posts.
Britt: I love me some Tara Servatius. I’ve never heard of the “Family Interest Directive” before but you’re right – it sure looks like an important angle to this story.
INSIDE NIKKI HALEY’S “RESTRUCTURED” GOVERNMENT
The governor is calling all the shots at the new Budget and Control Board (SCBCB) already. Marcia Adams wants to be the new Department of Administration (DOA) director so she is doing anything the governor wants. Take a look at some of what is going on there, especially in the IT division (the name has changed again, not sure what they are calling it).
They have hired at least 5 employees making over $150,000 a year. Two of them don’t have degrees. They are using an unclassified position that other agencies are only allowed to use in special circumstances (UA17). It doesn’t have to be posted and doesn’t have a range on salaries so they can pay whatever they want. Other agencies don’t have the opportunity to use it but since the State HR division reports to Marcia, she has abused her power.
She’s gone from having only one of them to having more than twelve. She abuses her power and her arrogance is only surpassed by the governor. As long as you give Marcia a pass, the governor manages to get everything she wants by going through Marcia.
Also, look at the Deloitte contract with the security project. The change orders they have put in on that are very close to breaking procurement code. The end result will not benefit the taxpayers.
Anon: Wait a minute … Nikki Haley’s “restructured” government is adding expensive new positions with no accountability or oversight? What happened to “limited government?” And “transparency?” Sheesh … no wonder the state budget grew by more than $1 billion this year at a time when the incomes of ordinary South Carolinians are stagnant.
Interesting stuff on Nikki Haley – here is a link to an article where Nikki Haley says her income is up due to real estate interest.
Tried to post picture of economic interest form that says they have no real estate interest, but wouldn’t let me.
P.F.: The woman has lied about her money before … she’ll lie again. Nothing new here.
MALAYSIA DISASTER: PREDICTING THE FUTURE?
RE: ASSUME VLADIMIR PUTIN SHOT THAT PLANE DOWN …
This young Ukrainian militia girl predicted that something like the Malaysian flight shoot down would happen in this June 18, 2014 video. About one minute in she says:
“Terrible things are happening.
For example, an incident that happened recently. Passenger plane was flying by.
And Ukrainian attack aircraft hid behind it.
Then he lowered his altitude a bit and dropped bombs on residential sector of Semenovka town.
Then he regained his altitude and hid behind the passenger plane again. Then he left.
They wanted to provoke the militia to shoot at the passenger plane. There would be a global catastrophe. Civilians would have died.
Then they would say that terrorists did it. There are no terrorists here. There are regular people here that came out in defence of their own city.
They can’t bear this anymore. How long is this going to go on.
There are children here, elderly people, WW2 veterans that have to live through it again.
Don’t you have any humanity left in you?”
W.C.: Wow … that’s prescient. And I’ve never believed for a second that Vladimir Putin did this. America’s drumbeat for war is giving me a headache.
RE: PRISON STORY
I just wanted to thank you for the content that you publish and let you know about this infographic on private prisons that I’ve contributed to, and that you might find interesting
If you have any comment or suggestion, please let me know: your input would be greatly appreciated!
Mike: Thanks, man. Great graphic. Appreciate you sharing it with us.
“BUZZARD PUKE” IN HIGHER ED
Here’s some buzzard puke for you;
The University of Wisconsin is mulling “diversity based grading.”
Just like there is never enough money for the liberals there is never enough stupid for the education elite.
Ed: “Buzzard puke.” Yup. That about sums it up!
“Lost and found and lost again …”
The bromance with carpetbagger Davis continues. Now about his vote for Toal……….
Tom babbled on and on to some folks the day or two after he voted to Toal trying to justify why he did it – until he realized even his his best buds were calling out his bullshit. He’s with the corrupt cabal now. Sic knows it, but will not admit it.
Good info. Brother FITS: thanks for the updates. Interesting.
And: here’s a WIRE Scoop: SC Political Digest is reporting on Vincent Sheheen’s Gay dilemma. Have not seen anyone else talking about it.
Good stuff: Read:http://scdigest.blogspot.com/2014/07/is-vincent-sheheen-being-secretive.html
Indeed good read. Less 2.3% of the population yet they control the cultural debate via media and the brainwashing at universities.
Democrats always have to hide who they are until after an election. If they didn’t they would never win an election.
Classic Catch 22, indeed: But the homosexual community did not hold Obama to the same standard.
I’m reposting this comment to a new article in hopes that GT will read and comply.
My entire problem with all of your shameless self-promotion is this…Without fail, you are enjoining your opinions inside a discussion that is normally unrelated to the matter.
The article could be discussing civil unrest in the Middle East, and you’ll climb on and say something to the effect of….”Interesting opinion you have there, what I also thought was interesting is how this other blog gave an opinion about the upcoming college football season….check it out here http://www.not_even_remotely_related_….”
It really is shameful. I understand the idea of guerrilla marketing–what you are more than likely attempting to emulate. But your attempts are woefully pathetic.
I’m not asking you to stop posting comments. I’m simply asking for you to spend a few bills and market. I’m sure Sic would be more than happy to mentor you on how he began marketing in the early stages of Fits.
To further this thread I wpuld like to suggest that BigT slice his wrists before his weekly bath on Friday.
Thanks for the input. But it’s ALL related.
As for being “woefully pathetic” your claim has to be based in total ignorance. You have no idea what kind of numbers – or offers for support – I’m attracting. Some measures of support are easy to calculate, if you had much investigative savvy.
That said: I have a process I’m following. I’m more than satisfied at this point. I’d be stupid to follow any direction offered by people who are praying (to the rain forest or your Shaman anyway) that I fail.
Your contact page shows 73k hits. Ooops. Get an editor. Good luck. Hope it floats a few grand for you.
That’s Google Circles. I don’t cultivate that at all.
If it’s that great, then start showing numbers instead of just talking about how wonderful you’re doing, let’s see some proof. You might want to post them here because nobody goes to your site.
GrandTurnip, try this —-
‘Version 1.4 – Steinborn Version’ is available (probably affordable for you now since the copyright seems to have expired at the end of 2013)
How sad is it that you have to go to other blogs to try and beg people to visit your site, where by the way, she carries on conversations by herself under different aliases.
The transcript of the Militia Girl asserting that a Ukrainian military plane may have been hiding close to MH17 comports with earlier reports of a military plane being close to the civilian airliner shortly before it was shot down. That led to early speculation that it was an air-to-air missile rather than a ground-to-air that brought the airplane down.
The latest CNN report charging that a Russian officer “pushed the button” on the Buk launcher, perhaps thinking he was targeting a Ukrainian fighter-bomber, is consistent with this narrative.
A news report immediately after the disaster (I don’t remember where I read it) said that another plane was tracked within 5 miles of the MH17 and was below and to the side.
Tara Servatious sucks. Her delivery is horrible, repetitive, and on top of that, I think she’s a yankee. Not to mention no one gives the first tinkers damn about her kids she incessantly talks about. She can’t hold Richard Todd’s jock.
She is always railing against universal health care…yet she has the best care available for herself and her family due to her husband’s military career. No empathy whatsoever.
She is from Charlotte and went to UNC…you know, the team your basketball squad has a little trouble with. Maybe she confuses you with those “Yankee-like” 2 or more syllable words she uses. But you seem to know a lot about her, so keep on listening.
What the hell does Clemson perennially losing to UNC have to do with anything? So what..she went to UNC. Obviously not to get any type of degree that matters. It certainly didn’t help refine her dialect, critical thinking or presentation skills.
And there must be lots of Yankees in that part of CLT she’s from. I’ve never heard a native southerner with that nasally tone and fast talk manner. To my southern ears, its off putting for me to hear a mid west accent repeatedly tell me how bad it is here; my first inclination is to tell her to go the F back where she came from if all she can do is bitch about it.
It only took about 3 days of “on my way to work listening” to her after Todd gave it up to hear what I described; I have neither the desire nor patience to listen to her any longer. She sucks. I’ve only ever seen her face in print, but I picture her to be quite bowling pin shaped, sporting a set of deflated fried eggs as chest ornaments.
Ok..even for me, that was little vicious. Tara, if you’re reading, I take back the part about being bowling pin shaped and your fried eggs.
And I’ve never believed for a second that Vladimir Putin did this. America’s drumbeat for war is giving me a headache.
The truth that doesn’t fit your narrative that the US is evil and pushing Putin to misbehave would give you a headache. The video must be fake. Not even leftist media is picking it up.
Shouldn’t a prediction come before the event happens? This video is dated July 18 and the tragedy occurred on July 17. Do the separatist have the ability to observe two planes at 33,000 feet hiding bombing and then hiding again? The commercial jet would be flying at 1000 mph. Would such maneuvers even be possible?
Keep up with your spotlight of Alan Wilson and Bobby Harrell. After all, Harrell is, what, South Carolina’s most powerful — and corrupt — politician? Wilson’s tortuous attempt to simply do his job is like Sisyphus. Kim D. (probably a Harrell staffer) can go jump in the lake.
Agreed….and go on and get the hell on … “you and yo momma.” That’s just pure gold.
Opinion site disclaiming any and all comments. I like it. Know a good blogging lawyer? You know, in case they want IP’s, have libel issues, disclaimers that sort of thing. Get on with your bad self…LoL
Marcia Adams is Nikki haley’s little pudgy assed bitch. She was also Elinor (bloody bitch Kitzman’s dimunitive pudgy assed lap dog).
She is incompetent and that is what Haley loves, gives Haley more control, as puppet master.