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SOMETHING NEW …  By FITSNEWS || We’re not giving up on “The Wire” – our (way too) irregular interactive feature in which we publish happy-grams and (mostly) nasty-grams from you, our beloved readers. But we wanted to experiment with a new feature … sort of a hybrid-type catch-all post we’re tentatively…

SOMETHING NEW … 

By FITSNEWS || We’re not giving up on “The Wire” – our (way too) irregular interactive feature in which we publish happy-grams and (mostly) nasty-grams from you, our beloved readers.

But we wanted to experiment with a new feature … sort of a hybrid-type catch-all post we’re tentatively calling “The Day.”  As in a twenty-four hour period. It will probably burn bright and fade away, but try to enjoy it while it’s here, alright?

As a programming reminder, be sure to tune in to our live election night blog on Tuesday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. EST – one hour before the polls close on the East Coast.

We’ll be providing results from South Carolina as well as updates on elections from across the country … even though things appear to be pretty much decided in both instances (here and here).

To submit your observations, images, videos, snark, questions, comments, criticisms to our live blog … just follow any of the methods below.

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We expect the live blog to run through midnight … maybe later depending on the status of the races.

Now, to “the day …”

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ARE YOU VOTING? 

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IS ANYBODY VOTING?

Does anybody vote in the midterm elections?  Yes … but turnout is way lower than it is in presidential elections.  Take a look at this chart from the Pew Center …

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“Voter turnout regularly drops in midterm elections, and has done so since the 1840s,” the Pew researchers report. “In 2008, for instance, 57.1 percent of the voting-age population cast ballots — the highest level in four decades — as Barack Obama became the first African American elected president. But two years later only 36.9 percent voted in the midterm election that put the House back in Republican hands. For Obama’s re-election in 2012, turnout rebounded to 53.7 percent.”

Be interesting to see how many people show up for this cycle …

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YOUR (EXPLETIVE DELETED) POLLING PLACE

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Wanna vote tomorrow?  But have no idea where to cast your ballot?  Well assuming you can handle a bit of coarse language, we’ve found the site for you.  It’s called “Where’s My F*cking Polling Place?”

Seriously … 

Once you type in your address, the site informs you that “you can vote at this f*cking location.”   Then it lists “who you can f*cking vote for” (complete with links to each candidate’s web site).

Brilliant!

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WHERE’S NIKKI HALEY VOTING?

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(via Haley for Governor)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Governor Nikki Haley and First Gentlemen Michael Haley, accompanied by their children, will vote at Lexington’s Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 4, at 9:00 AM.

The governor will hold a media availability after casting her vote.

WHO: Gov. Nikki Haley, First Gentleman Michael Haley and the First Family

WHAT: Haleys vote at Lexington’s Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church

WHEN: 9:00 AM, Tuesday, November 4

WHERE: Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church, 1205 Old Cherokee Road, Lexington, South Carolina 29072

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WHERE’S VINCENT SHEHEEN VOTING?

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(via Sheheen for South Carolina)

Camden, S.C. – Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th at 9:00 am, Sen. Vincent Sheheen and his wife, Amy, will vote in their hometown of Camden, South Carolina.

WHO: Sen. Vincent Sheheen

WHAT: Voting in the 2014 Midterm Election

WHERE: Camden Elementary School, 1304 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020

WHEN: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM

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WHICH IS THE “MINIMUM WAGE HIKE” PARTY AGAIN?

Here’s a receipt from a pizza order delivered to the S.C. Democratic Party on election eve … looks like the party of the little man didn’t leave much of a tip to this particular delivery guy.

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dem tippers

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WHAT WOULD LARRY SABATO DO …

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IF YOU’RE GOOGLING …

obama free

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LITERALLY THE ONLY GOOD GAMECOCK FOOTBALL NEWS

South Carolina vs Tennessee Football

(via The University of South Carolina)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (November 3, 2014) — University of South Carolina sophomore wide receiver Pharoh Cooper was named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll and was recognized as the College Football Performance Awards national Wide Receiver of the Week.

Cooper, a 5-11, 201-pounder from Havelock, N.C., had 256 all-purpose yards – the most for the Gamecocks this year – and accounted for four touchdowns in a heartbreaking 45-42 two-overtime loss to Tennessee in Columbia. Cooper ran for a score in the first quarter, threw a TD pass in the second and had TD receptions in the third and fourth quarters. His 233 receiving yards are a single-game school record and his 11 receptions are a career-best. Cooper ran for 23 yards on three carries, threw a 30-yard TD pass and recovered a fourth-quarter onside kick by the Volunteers.

The announcement was made by the Louisville Sports Commission, owners and operators of the Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse and given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The winner and his family will be honored on January 27, 2015, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in downtown Louisville.

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KICKOFF FOR FLORIDA SET

The University of South Carolina’s final SEC game of the 2014 season – against Florida in “The Swamp” on November 15 – has been set for 12:00 p.m. EST.  The SEC Network will carry the game between the Gators (4-3, 3-3 SEC) and the Gamecocks (4-5, 2-5 SEC).

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33 comments

Tax Cattle get milked November 3, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Voting is the biggest scam the ruling elite have concocted to maintain their power structure.

Every now and then Joe Sixpack meanders into the polls, casts his vote, pops his “I Voted” sticker on and feels good for about six months.

Then, a couple of years later after being butt slammed by the people he voted for, just as his emotions start to simmer and boil and he thinks about raising the black flag and slitting throats….he gets to vote again…and Joe Sixpack not being predisposed to violence for the most part and filled with hope, once again falls for their scam.

It’s brilliant.

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FastEddy23 November 3, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Latest wrinkles: electronic voting booths … that vote for someone you did not select (several states) … regestration on the day of, on the fly (North Carolina, etc.) ,,, electronic tabulation by g’ment employees in which the software has been hacked to produce results that the party in power can change or post-date (or pre-date, like here in Taxifornia and elsewhere) …

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diamond jim November 3, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Can’t register on election day in NC and vote. Tillis by 2%.

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Smirks November 4, 2014 at 9:19 am

pops his “I Voted” sticker on and feels good for about six months.

That’s where the true power lies.

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Lobeco November 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I was just at a semi-political event and saw a Toal-voter who is running for re-election. He got asked if he was under investigation ’cause of his “stupid ass, corrupt vote” by one of his locals. I almost choked on my too sweet tea. He slithered out a few minutes later to the laughter of some of his old friends.

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9" November 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Daydream( theme song for new bogging ephemera )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwH4wPz-URM

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Bible Thumper November 3, 2014 at 10:04 pm

House district 114 race covering parts of West Ashley, Dorchester County and Summerville between Bobby Harrell (R), Mary Tinkler (D), and Sue Edward (Green) will go on as scheduled tomorrow Nov. 4.
The decision to reschedule a new primary and general election was stayed by the courts and the issues involving the Election Commission decision for new elections to replace Bobby Harrell will be decided before January.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141103/PC1603/141109839/1177/house-district-114-dispute-may-not-be-heard-until-december

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FastEddy23 November 3, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Tipping point? Libertarians pay in cash, republicans pay by credit card and tip in cash, democrats put it all on the card, socialists pay with food stamps or a stolen card and steal the tips from the other tables … Axe any waitress …

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Smirks November 4, 2014 at 9:18 am

I thought Libertarians payed in gold (or bitcoin).

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oh come now November 3, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Who tips more than a couple bucks for pizza delivery? 55$/is only a few pies anymore. Its not 15% deal like usual table. Same with buffet waitress/waiters who just get drinks. Not even a cheap shot, its like somewhere below non story.

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Bible Thumper November 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm

“Who tips more than a couple bucks for pizza delivery?”

A well known person or organization. That’s who!

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haha November 4, 2014 at 12:44 am

Bible T, I read your comments often and disagree with much of what you say, but do respect your intellect and maturity in commenting, here however I have to express my staunch disagreement directly. As a normally reliable Dem and a long time SC resident, I have to disagree that the SCDP would qualify as a “well known” organization ;-)

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Bible Thumper November 4, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Thanks for the compliment. The SCDP is mentioned in history books. My grandparents mentioned that they used to vote for them.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 5:27 am

Actually, a pizza delivery guy or gal should be tipped maybe even a little more generously than the waiter or waitress in a restaurant, depending on factors such as distance from the pizza joint, weather, etc.

The pizza delivery person is usually driving their own car, putting wear and tear on it, using up gasoline, and incurring other expenses above and beyond just the effort of getting that meal to you.

Talking with a female friend on the phone some years back, she had me hold on while she went to the door to get her pizza from the pizza delivery guy. When she got back she said something about, “I hope 70 cents was enough of a tip”. I replied, “WHAT????” She repeated what she said and I was mortified. Gas was near an all time high at that point in time. She “justified” her meager tip saying that it was all she had after she paid the guy for the pizza. I told her that I would use caution ordering from that place in the future as they probably have her in the computer as the world’s biggest cheapskate, entitling her to extra phlegm, spooge, or other bodily fluids on her next order. It never occurred to her that the driver may have actually lost money getting her pizza to her in that transaction.

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Hard Knocks Lesson November 4, 2014 at 6:37 am

I have watched too many of my friends allow their sons to deliver pizzas in the “first car” the parents bought for them. The cars age so much faster. When I hear my neighbors kid pull up and open/close the door I know immediately who it is because after only a year his car is falling apart. Pizza chains take advantage of young kids this way. They squeak by, manage to save a couple thousand and suddenly the Ford has a cracked head and they are stranded and broke.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 6:46 am

So true! In addition to all of the stuff we noted, pizza delivery drivers have a dangerous job. False calls requesting a delivery may be a setup for an armed robbery or worse. Just about all of the pizza companies, with typical corporate stupidity, prohibit employees from being legally armed while performing deliveries. Hopefully, a lot of them realize their life is more important than that job, which can be replaced, and violate those restrictions as did one pizza delivery man in the Irmo area a few years ago. He turned the tables on a group of thugs who lured him to a house by making a phony order. He was physically attacked on arrival and received a broken nose. He killed one with his legally carried .45 and the others scattered like the roaches they were.

Personally, I would never tip a driver less than ten dollars for their efforts. I would say to the average person certainly no less than five, which is borderline with regard to the driver breaking even on their expenses and effort in getting it to them. I would have a hard time looking them in the eye if I gave them only a five dollar tip.

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Squishy123 November 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

I believe most pizza places pay them mileage. $3-$4 is what they get from me for a $12 pizza. But since I only order pizza delivery about twice a year I’m not too concerned. You do realize that the driver isn’t sent out with just one pizza at a time, he’ll typically have 5-6 stops on the trip.

$10, who are you Charlie fucking Harper?

CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm

I’m not too sure about the generous milage pay that you noted. I haven’t ordered delivery to my home in a few years, now. I have ordered pizza to work and other places when it was the only decent option to starving. In each case, it is worth at least $10 to me for them to bring it to me.

Additionally, I don’t want to get listed in the computer as the cheapskate who qualifies for extra phlegm and spooge in his next pizza.

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 4, 2014 at 8:43 pm

A heartfelt “You da MAN!!” from TBG (a food delivery driver, himself, some 25 or so years ago…)

diamond jim November 4, 2014 at 7:11 am

That is why Democrat voters deliver drugs, not pizza.

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CorruptionInColumbia November 4, 2014 at 7:15 am

LOL! Of course, given some of the “choices” we have on the Republican ticket for Governor and senior US Senator, you’d have to be doing drugs to vote for them.

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Smirks November 4, 2014 at 9:30 am

Who tips more than a couple bucks for pizza delivery?

Ehh, I don’t get delivery often, but when I do I tip five bucks, and that’s for 1 or 2 pizzas. The tip ought to cover the gas the driver burned to get it to you and a little extra at the very least.

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Bible Thumper November 3, 2014 at 10:32 pm

YOU CAN VOTE THIRD PARTY WITHOUT WASTING YOUR VOTE
Brad Hutto will be on the ballot twice for US Senator against Lindsey Graham. Hutto appears as a Democratic and as Working Families Party candidate. This referred to as a fusion candidate. The votes for both parties will be tallied separately to indicate party strength then added together for his total.
http://m.thetandd.com/news/fusion-candidate-parties-claim-hutto-on-ballot/article_bad5a9be-5747-11e4-81cf-d7c43c71649d.html?mobile_touch=true

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diamond jim November 3, 2014 at 10:39 pm

Does that mean I can vote for Sheheen, Ervin, Kathryn, Will etc…and my vote is tallied for Sheheen?

What the fuck?

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Bible Thumper November 3, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Votes for Ervin etc.. will not count toward Shaheen’s total even though Ervin dropped out and threw his support to Sheheen as he planned to do from the start. Ervin’s name is still on the ballot and his votes are still tallied.

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Smirks November 4, 2014 at 9:25 am

The most voting for Ervin does is put 1 vote in the “not Haley” category, which could possibly force a runoff if it results in Haley not getting over half the vote.

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Bible Thumper November 4, 2014 at 9:58 am

Nope. South Carolina like most states only requires a plurality to win a general election. Louisiana, Georgia and I believe California are the only runoff general election states.

Smirks November 4, 2014 at 11:11 am

D’oh! I’m a dumbass, I was thinking primary. Disregard, I need more coffee.

Smirks November 4, 2014 at 9:24 am

Working Families Party

What kind of bullshit party name is that?

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Bible Thumper November 4, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Center-left. More left than center. A lot of the people connected to it have union connections. In SC it has Longshoremen connection.

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Fish November 3, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Doesn’t anyone notice that the SCDP “Pizza” receipt is clearly doctored ? I mean, when was the last time you got a receipt w/ a “rainbow” slice through the amount before the tip ? Surely someone has the original …

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agree November 4, 2014 at 12:52 am

I also found it odd that the SCDP is actually listed on the receipt?

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Smirks November 4, 2014 at 9:22 am

Maybe it was a typo? SCDP is awfully close to SCPD.

$55 worth of pizza sounds like what I’d imagine GrandTango and his momma would eat.

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