“Lesser Cut” Consultant Vows Revenge On Katrina Shealy

SEXIST SENATOR UNLEASHES POLITICAL PIT BULL … || By FITSNEWS || S.C. Senator Thomas Corbin‘s paid political consultant is vowing revenge against the lawmaker he believes humiliated his client on the national stage. Kerry Wood – an Upstate, S.C. political operative and “Tea Party” organizer – has been attacking S.C. Senator…


|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. Senator Thomas Corbin‘s paid political consultant is vowing revenge against the lawmaker he believes humiliated his client on the national stage.

Kerry Wood – an Upstate, S.C. political operative and “Tea Party” organizer – has been attacking S.C. Senator Katrina Shealy on social media in recent weeks.  In fact Shealy has reportedly had to block Wood from posting items on her personal Facebook page.

The rub?  Last month’s bitter battle between Corbin and Shealy over his reference to females as “lesser cuts of meat.”  Shealy is the only female member of the South Carolina State Senate, and Corbin had been needling her for months with offensive comments about how women should remain “at home baking cookies” or “barefoot and pregnant.”

Eventually he crossed the line … and Shealy fired back at him.

That story – which broke exclusively on FITS – prompted a national firestorm (as well as statewide media attention).  The blowback on Corbin – no stranger to uneducated comments – was especially harsh seeing as it was made in reference to the ongoing debate over domestic violence legislation at the S.C. State House.

Corbin later apologized … but a few days later he blasted Shealy again for “(choosing) to be offended and (making) a big deal out of all this.”

According to campaign finance documents, Corbin has made multiple payments from his campaign account to “DHSG.”  What’s that?  It stands for “Dark Horse Strategy Group” – which is Wood’s political consulting firm.

Wood also leads a so-called “free market” organization – S.C. Citizens for a Free Market – which FITS recently exposed as nothing but a tool of the state’s liberal “Republican” establishment.

Gotta love those bought-and-paid-for “Tea Partiers,” right?

Beyond his political work, Wood’s only real claim to fame in the Palmetto State was this messy divorce from S.C. Rep. Donna Hicks – and his subsequent decision to run his own daughter as a candidate against his soon-to-be ex-wife.

Classy …

Now he’s ramping up his attacks on Shealy, including this Facebook message attacking her for sponsoring a ceremonial resolution on behalf of the Girl Scouts of America.

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girl scouts

Sheesh …

In the comments section of his Girl Scouts post, Wood made it abundantly clear he was motivated to come after Shealy due to his love of Corbin.

“I am very proud to be close to (Corbin) and his family and ANYONE who actually knows him understands he is not as Katrina has painted him,” Wood wrote.


That’s pretty funny considering Corbin admitted making the sexist comments … and considering his sexist views are widely known at the S.C. State House (along with his lack of self-control in other areas).

Obviously Wood is entitled to his opinion about Shealy – even if his comments are little more than the reactionary rantings of a paid political hack.  Here’s the thing, though: The last time we checked, Shealy was one of the only state lawmakers proposing real tax relief in the Palmetto State.  In fact Shealy’s tax legislation is a broad-based individual income tax cut – with no corresponding tax hikes.  That’s entirely consistent with the “free market” principles Wood’s organization claims to be advancing – yet he’s coming after her because she called out a sexist Senator?

Please …

That’s not the sort of “free market” organization we want anything to do with …


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GrandTango March 10, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Shealy better watch out…playing the victim “feminist” card is not going to help her.

Regardless of how bad the dude looks, feminists do FAR FAR more REAL damage to the culture, with homosexual rights, abortion and promoting sexual crime, than some clown who runs his mouth…

Rocky March 10, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Yeah, she’s gonna be afraid of old Chick-Filet munch-oholic. That guy looks like two pigs and a blanket tied together. Nikki played the victim – got her elected to two terms. Wham! Bam!

Buz Martin March 11, 2015 at 10:48 am

She played the double-minority victim card, and everybody who attacked her simply confirmed that she was justified in that, in the minds of the simple-minded.

The woman is not stupid, and woe to any opponent who ever believes she is.

Buz Martin March 11, 2015 at 10:49 am

OK,I’ll admit, I voted for her once. My mind was simpler then.

Then too, she ran against Vince Sheheen.

Fits Ain't No Republican March 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm

“Free Market” is a meaningless term in SC.

All the Republicans just throw it around as a mantra of sorts.

sparklecity March 10, 2015 at 10:16 pm

“Patriot” is another word/mantra thrown more than a frisbee.

I sick of the word myself (others are “boots on the ground” and “surge”)

vicupstate March 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

I never knew Girl Scout cookies paid for abortions.

You learn something new every day.

sparklecity March 10, 2015 at 4:50 pm

I never knew that either.
Just goes to show you how perceptive those rightwing nuts are and how the rest of us are considered “low information voters by same!!!

jimlewisowb March 10, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Actually they can prevent one from having an abortion – they are in fact a contraceptive

Next time you buy a box look on the side panel right below ingredients, there it reads:

Cookies make excellent contraceptive: remove cookie from box, place cookie firmly between knees, squeeze gently until urge to fuck like a rabbit passes, release pressure on the cookie and then eat the cookie as a reward for a job well done

Buz Martin March 11, 2015 at 10:38 am

By the time GT and flipper pogo get through with this one, the cookies themselves will contain aborted fetuses.

Buz Martin March 11, 2015 at 10:39 am

“GS Cookies are people! They’re PEOPLE!”

bamburger March 10, 2015 at 4:52 pm

He must have attended the Nikki School of Tackiness.

jimlewisowb March 10, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Saw an advertisement for her school the other day, gotta love their motto

Nikki School of Tackiness – Where the 4F’s are taught daily
Find Them
Feel Them
Fuck Them
Forget Them

Purple Rain March 10, 2015 at 5:48 pm

In my dealings with Kerry Woods, I would not call him honest. Back during Operation Lost Vote, he was supposed to be helping get petition candidates on the ballot , with mention of a statewide campaign to educate voters. After asking a number of questions, I contributed to the cause. The only thing to my knowledge that came out of that was help for local candidates in his area, I did receive a button and bumper sticker. Other petition candidates were offered a boiler plate mailer that I could have created in word, but they had to pay for printing etc. It is my opinion, I was gamed.

Grrr_Native March 10, 2015 at 6:07 pm

You WERE gamed. These are not honest people…never have been. His plan to get Corbin elected was to lie about his primary opponent. That was all. It worked. Hell, just getting him into the primary took bending the rules. All because his opponent is missing that Y chromosome? Oh I forgot, “she’s a Dem”! LOL.
Don’t believe for a second that Wood ever really planned to do anything to help anyone except his cronies. Try to get a little info on DHSG. They’re pretty good at hiding.
Mentioning the Operation Lost Vote thing, when that all happened I did a lot of research. I live in district 5…Corbin’s district. You know that Corbin never filed an SEI for his Senate run? He filed an SEI for the House, but not the Senate. When he filed for the primary, if you believe anything he says, he filed in Spartanburg County…the law says you MUST file in your County of residence (he lives in Greenville County). Betty Poe was a good soldier to cover for him and was rewarded with a national job. Corbin never should have been allowed on the ballot…
God I hate these people…and their supporters in the STP.

Purple Rain March 10, 2015 at 6:18 pm

I am not the least bit surprised and Corbin certainly wasn’t a candidate I trying to help get on the ballot. I don’t know for a fact, but I am pretty sure that Karen Martin, head of SBTP (Spartanburg Tea Party) is somehow connected to DHSG.

She was supposedly heavily vested in OLV and then turned on the only person who actually did try to do anything to help petition candidates, in some kind of power grab. Notice on the comments section from FB who is the first person to comment on his (Kerry Wood) thread?

It was also heavily rumored that some of the funds they took in for OLV went to pay for Karen Martin to go around getting petition signatures. That is a rumor, but based on what I saw – easy to believe. Yet, they begged for volunteers smh.

Grrr_Native March 10, 2015 at 7:35 pm

If you look at the bottom of the STP website, you’ll see that it is by Myriad IT…you guessed it, Kerry Woods imaginary IT business. I can’t link her directly to DHSG though…

Purple Rain March 10, 2015 at 7:48 pm

Very difficult to do, but another political consultant who is also commenting on that thread linked above, directly questioned her about it on FB. Her response was interesting, while I can’t recall the exact words she used, when I read them, I found them very suspicious. I was also forwarded a copy of the template which raised a lot of questions. Karen was the one who managed the OLV website, however, it was Kerry who reached out to me. I also found that interesting, but it wasn’t until much later I saw the comments on FB.

There were a bunch of us involved in OLV, some were close friends with KM, and had contributed a LOT of their time. There was an “office” they set up, volunteers helped paint it. Volunteers also did BBQs to raise funds. Many of us helped get signatures and made cash contributions.

After OLV, those who contributed the most, started separating themselves from her. She started attacking some. One was a long time friend and strong supporter of KM. Not sure what happened, but the comment was something along the lines of being deceived but never again.
Many of these people I met in person, including KM.

Purple Rain March 10, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Also, think about it….if you were a TP Leader, working directly with a political consultant to get his candidates elected, would you make it difficult to connect? Speculation, but …

Purple Rain March 10, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Awww, found an article right here on FITSNEWS….

“According to our sources, S.C. Citizens for a Free Market is nothing but “a front for Leatherman’s interests.” Meaning Wood and another Upstate “Tea Party” leader are in the tank for the powerful Senate leader.

“(Wood) and Spartanburg Tea Party chief Karen Martin manage the right wing for Leatherman and company,” our source explained. “Simple right wing stuff to keep the masses occupied.”


sparklecity March 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Since she and Frank Nutt (Spartanburg County councilman) are joined at the hip I would bet she is closely associated with DHSG.


Wanna see Frank Nutt (and his daddy Roger who was ALSO on Spartanburg County council) turn white?

Just say “Brookside Village wastewater treatment plant” to their face!!!

Purple Rain March 10, 2015 at 10:42 pm


sparklecity March 11, 2015 at 10:35 pm

see my “flash” message below

Tangerine March 11, 2015 at 11:09 pm

For me, I think it is above :) Explain “Brookside Village wastewater treatment plant”

I am sure I could look it up in seconds, but would really like your input, you seem close to the source.

sparklecity March 12, 2015 at 10:01 am

Roger Nutt (Frank Nutt’s father) was the developer & manager of “Brookside Village” on the west side of Spartanburg County. it started out back in the mid 70’s as a moderate priced housing developement and included its own sewage treatment system (called “package plants” in the waste treatment industry).
Over time the developement turned into one of the worst eyesores on the west side and the “package plant” fell into disrepair and neglect even though Roger touted himself as one hell of an engineer and developer. In fact he was voted as “small businessman of the year” around the time that he was on Spartanburg County Council. DHEC fined the shit out of Nutt’s developement because the system was discharging untreated shit straight into the Middle Tyger River. When the treatment plant was operational, Roger needed a licensed operator to run the system on a part-time basis. Someone told me that he was looking for someone with wastewater and other waste treatment experience and i met with him. I looked over the system and gave him a price that was standard for that type of work. Roger went asshole on me and said he could find someone at half the price. I said fine and left it at. As posted above, the plant literally turned into shit and eventually the Spartanburg Sanitary Sewer District took it over I used to get a chuckle when i would see those billboards about Roger getting the award

Flash forward and now Roger’s son Frank is an engineer and occupies the same position as his father on Spartanburg County Council. From what I have read on this and other sites concerning Frank Nutt it appears that the apple really does not fall far from the tree.

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 12:39 am

I’ve posted all I have kept record of, hope it helps. If you need emotional support – let me know.

sparklecity March 10, 2015 at 7:04 pm

Well said.
The more I find out about Karen Martin and her desire to turn Spartanburg County into a fiefdom for the hard right by way of “redistricting” the more the STP appears insidious. You’ve got to watch every step they make and they are not to be taken lightly.
They’ve got Corbin,Bright and Martin firmly in their grasps for sure.
That being said, unless independents and other like minded people get off their asses and vote, the wingnuts will create their version of a conservative “caliphate” and it won’t be a good thing.

Buz Martin March 11, 2015 at 10:35 am

Karen has long stuck her nose into Horry County GOP politics as well.

sparklecity March 11, 2015 at 10:20 pm

See my “FLASH” message…….

disqus_dYob1RKXDL March 20, 2015 at 5:11 am

I would not call either Karen or Kerry right-wing. They have no philosophy, but to be relevant in all things Spartanburg. Karen is a media hound, waiting for the next interview…Kerry is Karen’s bitch!

Grrr_Native March 10, 2015 at 5:48 pm

Kerry and Tom just can’t stand that Katrina has more balls than both of them. Both are buffoons.

ghett March 10, 2015 at 6:05 pm

I wish Jake Knotts would run again. Shealy has been a disappointment. But she inserted herself in the ring by endorsing Jay Koon.

Purple Rain March 10, 2015 at 6:37 pm

I would never wish that. It is my opinion, he was in large part, the man responsible for the lost election. Yes, I know who drafted that piece of legislation, but I don’t think it a coincidence that Knotts and others didn’t appear to want to fix it. I may not agree with Sen. Shealy on everything, but his arrogance was insufferable.

Purple Rain March 10, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Does this sound like a man who wanted a fair election?

Corbin Is Bipolar and Obese March 10, 2015 at 7:32 pm

He better think about backing the fuck up before mobs form and come knocking on his front door for a GET IN YOUR FACE visit. The stupid fool is asking for it. HAHAHAHAHAAHAAA!!!

Shortstop March 10, 2015 at 8:11 pm

What is “Que”? Dude needs to learn how to spell. Or find Jesus, as his buddy Corbin constantly admonishes people to do.

disqus_dYob1RKXDL March 12, 2015 at 1:39 am

“que” is a term used in computer as in the print que. It means like being in line and when your turn is. This is what Kerry was trying to show his computer “savvy” (lol) by using this term.

Shortstop March 18, 2015 at 5:12 pm

He spelled it wrong.

Mis Mo March 10, 2015 at 8:29 pm

I have been watching Kerry and other “political consultants” for years. They are not particularly smart people, but they will do ANYTHING for money, so trashing people, investigating people, creating fake websites and other “blacks ops” efforts are what they love to do. After all, honest people would not do that so they fill a void.

Karen has been in that crowd for a while. She is very sensitive to criticism, and makes a lot of noise if anyone questions her. Together, Kerry and Karen have spread a lot of trash around and it may be time for the cKarma to come back. I hope so.

Buz Martin March 11, 2015 at 10:34 am

Got attacked by some of them a few years back. Fought them for years, including on these comment threads. Eventually joined their miserable ranks, for a short time, convincing myself I was better than they were, because my motives were “pure.”

Eventually could no longer live with what I was doing, with what I had become. Got out of that foul game, just as had with timeshare sales. My bank account has suffered for both choices, but I do sleep much, much better now.

sparklecity March 11, 2015 at 10:29 pm

See my “flash” message somewhere belowfor an update…..

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Your words are my thoughts exactly, with the exception of the timeshare – never messed with that.

We both joined their miserable ranks and those forums!

I too sleep better at night.

Ron March 10, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Chad Connelly and Bob McCalister are the paymasters for Kerry Wood. Chad gets him money from the right, Bob gets it from the left, such as Leatherman.

Kerry is corrupt, a little crazy and lives in his made up world. But he is lots of flash and no cash. His websites and marketing materials make his businesses look substantial, but that is all fake and he lives hand to mouth.

His websites and Facebook page are a sickening tribute to the God loving right wing, but his best clients are the liberal wing of the Republican party and the democrats.

Jerry March 10, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Kerry Woods is working again Nikki Haley and her gas tax bill. Leatherman’s people hired him.

Buz Martin March 11, 2015 at 10:45 am

So much for any possible “TP” cred.

Whore his ass out much?

You betcha!

Don March 10, 2015 at 8:46 pm

I would love to see Fits or some media group rip these crooked bastards to shreds. The consultants skew our government and mess with our lives. Send them to jail!

Buz Martin March 11, 2015 at 10:43 am

If he went after them really hard, though, his “tips” might run dry.

I think this has happened before, in fact. It’s got to be a conundrum. They are all about spreading negative info, and some of it is true. They don’t care about ideology, for the most part, their services go to the highest bidder. Can there possibly be more constant sources of tips and leads that that scurvy lot?

I doubt it.

Queen Jean March 10, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Amateur Bitch.

RogueElephant March 10, 2015 at 9:46 pm

Katrina is making a lot of waves. That would indicate she is doing the right thing. Keep up the good work senator. Your constituents, friends and supporters have your back.

snickering March 11, 2015 at 1:20 am

Oh Lord, Kill me Now. Dragging children into a political discussion they can’t possibly understand. What’s next guns carried by children around Family Planning Clinics?

Buz Martin March 11, 2015 at 10:40 am

Don’t give them any ideas.

disqus_dYob1RKXDL March 11, 2015 at 3:38 am

People, there is no doubt that Kerry, Martin and Nutt have worked together in the print business. Karen Martin even had the printing business card with her name on it. Kerry creates “businesses” for specific purposes and then they disappear. Martin uses HER “Tea Party” to support or work for Kerry-endorsed candidates. We are hearing that Kerry just moved to Greenville County…

sparklecity March 11, 2015 at 10:23 pm

See my “Flash” message

Buz Martin March 11, 2015 at 10:28 am

“… reactionary rantings of a paid political hack.”

And what would the FITSNews comment threads be without those?

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 12:55 am

Buz, I won’t comment on what so much, as to say – you have every reason to be angry about events in MB. I always tried to diffuse that, knowing both sides. IMO both sides were wrong, but what said was true.

Atwaters Poltergeist March 11, 2015 at 10:43 am

which tea is it? Lipton’s or Lord Lindsey Grantham’s blend? Red Zinger or Luzianne? Beyond the nihiliscent, if anything claiming to be Taxed Enough Already (real TEA) is asking for a Tax, it is a donkey in a RINO skin.

Sandy the Squirrel March 11, 2015 at 11:54 am

Tom Corbin is a human version of Patrick the Starfish off of Spongebob….. in looks and brains

sparklecity March 11, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Queen Karen Martin has referenced your humble servant “Sparklecity” in her latest tirade about the BS printing junk. (next to newest section on the STP website)
The woman cranks out articles/whatever you call the things like a Pez dispenser fer sure!!!!
Interesting thing is the ratio of articles/whatetever to comments is vastly “No comments” which shows me that there is a definite lack of interest and she is preaching to the base/choir to the extreme
Ms. Martin has elevated this humble resident of Spartanburg County to greater than peon status just because I hit a nerve by telling truths that have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with printing shit or whatever but have pointed out her desire to be the “power behind the throne” and turn Spartanburg County into a rightwing nut caliphate all because I attend their meetings at the Clock on Reidville Road from time to time (intel gathering missions) and know a thing or two about local politicians who eat the peanuts out of her stuff.
Not to mention other posters on the FITS site who know a whole lot more about the goings and comings of her,Frank Nutt and this dude Kerry Wood
She’s trying to somehow connect/associate me with Hugh Letterman for crying out loud!!!!
I ain’t never met the man nor do I care to – wouldn’t know him if the old fart stumbled into me. (which is highly unlikely unless he frequents the Nu-Way on Saturday afternoons or Wild Wings on Tuesdays for cheap wing night!!!)
Anyhoo, looks like the description of Ms. Martin being EXTREMELY THIN SKINNED AND DEFENSIVE AS HELL ARE 100% TRUE!!!! (Throw in extreme rightwing tunnel vision while you are at it)
For her to associate me with lofty old foxes like Leatherman is a complement indeed!!!!
Thanks Queen Martin!!!!!
See you at the next meeting at the Clock!!!!!
Pour it on FITS,Buz and the other folks on this site who are a lot more astute about this shit than I am.
Looks like I somehow got it down to the 5 yard line (how the fuck did I manage that???)
Now it’s up to you pros to make the score!!!!!
I know you got it in ya!!!!!

Tangerine March 11, 2015 at 11:37 pm

You need to take a look at her if you haven’t already – I’ve sized her up, think I can take her…LOL. She looks like a biker widow.

What the Eff does she want? I am serious, I have shit to do and little time to waste, outside this site – (laughing at self).

I don’t even know the place you are talking about meeting, but I am not afraid to meet Ms. Martin – if you are in fact a poser this could turn out really bad for both of us.

Let me check hubbies travel schedule…

Tangerine March 11, 2015 at 11:39 pm

I am copying/saving this msg, so that I might have a better reply, but….

Tangerine March 11, 2015 at 11:45 pm

I am copying/saving this msg, so that I might have a better reply, but….

Tangerine March 11, 2015 at 11:47 pm

There is likely no one near you on this site, save me an hour drive. If you are in fact, in danger, you damn well better be truthful. If this is a game – You only get to play it once…

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 12:14 am

What exactly do you want us to do? Meet with you at the Clock? When and where? This doesn’t have to be ugly, but it can be….I likely know some of the same people. Most of them don’t want anything to do with this – she heads it up, but will never show up IMHO.

sparklecity March 12, 2015 at 10:15 am

What I was refering to is that The Spartanburg Tea Party holds their monthly meeting at The Clock at 2725 Reidville Road here in Spartanburg (it’s listed on their site)
I have attended the meetings from time to time. I keep my mouth shut and listen and observe and that is all I do and will continue to do.
I am in no way suggesting confrontation because that is EXACTLY what Ms. Martin and her minions would want.
I’m just surprised that out of all things Ms.Martin could post on her site is her trying to associate me with Leatherman or some “other” source.
To me it shows just how paranoid and defensive she is when it comes to protecting her kingdom. Obviously FITS’ article has struck a nerve when the best thing for her to have done is ignore it.
Looks like she just can’t help herself.

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 11:52 am

I have been to meeting that KM attended, but I have NEVER been to STP meeting. The meeting I went to was one that Talbert Black, Harry Kibler and Ashley Landess hosted. Karen also attended.

Yes, it is my opinion she would want a confrontation. She comes across as a bully! I left her TP site on FB because I was sick of listening to her rants. She seems to have a very high opinion of herself. I was especially disappointed when she went after Kibler, who IMO was the only one truly trying to help get people on the ballot and was doing it on his own dime.

She is paranoid and defensive when it comes to protecting her turf. How many people even go to these STP meetings? Does she she know who you are in person, or only the alias?

Grrr_Native March 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

There was really only one person who had the guts to try and actually “fix” the ballot mess in 2012 and not just try, after the fact, to get people on the ballot as independents. Took it to the state Supreme Court. Tried to have everyone put back on the ballot. IIRC, her argument was rather convoluted…her lawyer dropped the ball on that one, IMO. At least she tried, unlike pretty much everyone else. Of course she was roundly trashed for the effort…because she was supposedly a “RINO” (LMAO).

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Harry Kibler made an effort, he was every where trying to get signatures and inform people. If recall correctly, he supported getting everyone, even the so-called RINOs on the ballot.

I can’t recall who you are talking about, was that the one Todd Kinnamon represented from Spartanburg?

Grrr_Native March 12, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Somers. From Greer. She wasn’t kicked off the ballot, but tried to help everyone else out through the courts. We would be much better off in District 5 with her in Corbin’s seat, IMO. Seems that she was more interested in doing “what’s right” rather than tow the party line…hence the attacks from the R’s. Yeah, it was Kincannon…probably not the best decision using him.

I wasn’t trying to say that Kibler didn’t do a lot of work on this.

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 2:50 pm

I remember that, though not all the details, too much time lapsed. She was a fighter. Todd (aka “the prolific Twitter troll” LOL) came out strong, but them seemed to fizzle out.

sparklecity March 12, 2015 at 1:42 pm

We’ve exchanged face to face pleasantries and polite conversation in public settings on occassion.
I’ll just let it go at that.

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 2:52 pm

I think you misunderstood my question, but it’s fine ;). When I read your msg, I was under the impression she knew your real name and associated that with your alias, thus putting you in the line of fire.

Based on your comment, I am assuming she does NOT know.

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 1:00 am

Here is what is being said on SPTP (for those interested):

Mr. Sparkle City will be so disappointed :(

Well here’s a conundrum. When Fits publishes a story on you, with accusations and “Secret Sources” and some pretty specific …uh … can you call them Facts if it’s on Fits? … and then the next day they delete stuff that the source told them because UH OH! it was just wrong/false/lies … but they leave the article up … you gotta ask yourself…

Was the source right about everything else but not just the stuff they were wrong about?

Was there even a source? Or just a disgruntled ex-Print Shop employee who was just picked last for kickball his or her entire life and decided TODAY’S THE DAY I WIN!!!!!!

If the source was informed enough to give specific details about BLACK OPS! Videos! Print SHOPS!! and yet … the next day those salient details were withdrawn … could it possibly be that … well no one would publish unsubstantiated stuff would they? … but could it possible be that Fits was lied to? didn’t check? published anyway because HEY how often do you get to type the words “black ops” and PRINT SHOP!!!! in the same article?

And … the most compelling question of all … What the heck am I gonna do with all those Karen’s Print Shop Groupons? And will I have to fire my slacker employee Robbie Bowen?

See for yourself. Yesterday the article said this:

“(Wood) and Spartanburg Tea Party chief Karen Martin manage the right wing for Leatherman and company,” our source explained. “(Wood) makes websites, videos, does the black ops stuff – while Karen does the printing and manages the Tea Party in the upstate from her print shop. Simple right wing stuff to keep the masses occupied.”

and today … well see for yourself …

“(Wood) and Spartanburg Tea Party chief Karen Martin manage the right wing for Leatherman and company,” our source explained. “Simple right wing stuff to keep the masses occupied.”

C’mon. Let your common sense prevail. If that part that was printed as FACT yesterday was SO WRONG it was deleted today … can anything in this article be considered anything other than foolish dreck? Is there anyone with a lick of common sense who can see ANY link between me and Hugh Leatherman except the secret source and Mr. Sparkle City?

Grrr_Native March 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm

It doesn’t take much to rile them up. Just say something like “I’m not sure that your version of “school choice” is the 100% best idea out there.” Or you could say “I’m not positive 100% that Tom Corbin is the best person to represent the Dark Corner”. To her credit, KM does allow some dissenting opinion on the site, but you’ll get sharply criticized.
For the record, I don’t “dislike” Karen. Mostly she seems to be sincere in her beliefs and I can respect that. I showed up for a couple of their meetings back in 2012 but quickly found out that their emphasis went from taxes to ultra-conservative social issues…which I can’t deal with. I check out her site from time-to-time as she is very good at posting info on the SC legislature and what they’re up to. I just have to avoid the right-wing social stuff.
I do “dislike” Kerry/Corbin, though I haven’t had any contact with them since the 2012 election cycle. There are very few people that I’m simply uncomfortable around…they give me the heebie-jeebies, like Roan Garcia-Quintana…just slimy. In the past I’ve been comfortable contacting my state senators (Verne Smith, Phil Shoopman) and discussing issues with them, but not any more. Of course, Shoopman gave us Corbin so I can’t respect him any more.
I’m hearing that people are recruiting someone to challenge Corbin. I can only hope…

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Sharply criticized is a nice way of putting it. In the past she removed people, I think she only allows some dissent because her tiny group was diminishing and many in the group aren’t even in Spartanburg – at least weren’t, I have been off FB for a good while.

I do not consider her the least bit sincere in her beliefs. She works with someone one day and publicly bashes them the next.

sparklecity March 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm

I don’t “dislike” her either but from some of the postings there are people who do not like her due to personal interaction.
What i dislike is the “my way or the highway” atitude from many on the far right.
INMHO they are zealots who cannot fathom any other way of doing things or living in a country that that does not fit their idea of what the country should be like.
Of course, the same thing can be said about the far left but I’ve not experienced the intensity from that side as I have the far right.
I’m a proud moderate but in the eyes of someone like Ms. Martin and her type I’m just as bad as a liberal and that’s just plain wrong.
The Shoopman/Corbin thing – you are absolutely spot on. I remember when Shoopman handed Corbin his slot on a silver platter and I truly believe that was a 3 way deal between those two and that slime Lee Bright (who WAS my senator before the “redistricting”) – I personally know some of his close relatives and even they won’t vote for him.
I talked to Corbin once and that was enough for me. I wouldn’t want him having my back if the shit hit the fan. I know he would do one of two things: stab me in the back or cut and run.
I don’t blame the good poeple of TR which is a really nice area but i do blame the dipshits who voted him into office and it was solely because he had a “R” on the ballot insteqad of something else.
Talk about “low information” voters!!!!!
Again, you and “Tangerene” know a whole lot more about the goings & comings of a lot of this bunch than i do. Since i am a proud independent i did not have a dog in the OLV situation so i stayed out of it. But it looks to me that it brought more bad out of people than it did good.

Grrr_Native March 12, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Agree with all of this. FWIW, I am solidly Independent as well, but as you know, the R’s run this area so we have to keep tabs on them…

sparklecity March 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm

No doubt that every dog has its day and Karma can be a bitch in heat.

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 12:31 am

Sparkle City reminded me to look up info Hmmm… I was surprised to find a tiny bit.

Here is the email redacted (my name only of course) that we spoke….

(aka tangerine)
Do you have a list of those conservative candidates? I typically support the same candidates that Harry Kibler does. I vetted my own candidates and then started looking at his list and low and behold we were digging up the same candidates….LOL.

My key question is, will this include advertising that educates voters to look for petition candidates? That is the hardest message to get out and getting people to pay attention when they are voting NOT to vote straight ticket.

From Kerry….

Kerry Scott Wood
We have one person who is working to get a complete list of all petition candidates – she is not quite finished but is getting close. We are working on our survey and as soon as she has her list completed, we will send the survey to all. They must return the surveys by August 18th and then we COULD post which candidates but we have to be careful with that to stay of legal trouble but we will find a way to get it out there.

We are ONLY about education – we have to be very careful not to directly endorse, say VOTE FOR or VOTE AGAINST anyone. We know the other side will not hesitate to drag us into court if they can find a reason and shut us down if they can. SORRY but given the current climate we have to be especially careful.

We have a system – we will know who to target to educate and who not to. I ran six races for the June 12 Primary and won five out of my six.

We have been asking for volunteers – come hang out, help get our office put together, and show up for the grand opening on the 18th – the more you get involved, the more you will learn about what we have going on.


The rest is omitted because it contains my personal information, but I did contribute.

It gets better….

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 12:34 am

Shame on me for my ignorance and believing in others to tell the truth. But….

Tangerine March 12, 2015 at 12:35 am

In case the former is wiped, here is soft copy of post:

Senate Candidate Kerry Wood Supports Chick-Fil-A

Petition candidate Kerry Wood, running for SC Senate against Glenn Reese invites YOU to come to the Chick-Fil-A in Boiling Springs, located at 3902 Highway 9, Boiling Springs, SC 29316 at noon. First 100 people who walk up, say “hi” and let Team Wood put a bumper sticker on their car will be treated to a chicken sandwich!

Why? It’s Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day, (story here by the Washington Post).

Please share in comments section how YOUR Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day goes!

July 31, 2012 Tags: Chick-Fil-A, Kerry Wood Posted in: Uncategorized

09/12/2001 March 12, 2015 at 7:00 am

Lots of random comments on this post, but still no denial from Kerry Woods or Karen Martin abut the central point, which is, that they do they work for Leatherman and his RINO friends.

The more they squeal about small, insignificant issues, the more you know they are guilty as charged.

Money is what has corrupted the liberty movement. RINO’s bought Kerry and Karen and many others in leadership. We were betrayed.

Lenny Musso March 12, 2015 at 9:52 am

I think a lot of Katrina Shealy:

As long as she’s just teasing tea partiers with the promise of tax relief, she remains one of my heroes. She has promoted the police state by taking guns away from people who have been arbitrarily deemed to be unfit–both veterans and people just accused of criminal domestic violence. She has voted for every taxpayer giveaway to huge corporations. What’s not to like?

Jim March 12, 2015 at 6:42 pm

I am still waiting for Karen Martin and Kerry Wood to deny the accusation.

Crickets. More crickets.

Deems people be guilty.


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