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Hey NAACP: STFU

|| By FITSNEWS ||  The University of South Carolina is hosting an NCAA tournament game … and the NAACP is pissed. How come?  The Confederate flag … which is still flying from the grounds of the S.C. State House (and according to some, costing the state big-time). Really?  We’re still…

|| By FITSNEWS ||  The University of South Carolina is hosting an NCAA tournament game … and the NAACP is pissed.

How come?  The Confederate flag … which is still flying from the grounds of the S.C. State House (and according to some, costing the state big-time).

Really?  We’re still on this?  Sheesh … doesn’t the NAACP have anything better to do?  You know, like raising hell in defense of incompetent black bureaucrats?  Or cozying up to a “black” president who has been an unmitigated disaster for black people?

Yeah … we don’t mince words here.

And we’re sure as hell not going to start mincing words on behalf of the NAACP … which is nothing but an instrument of modern-day enslavement for generations of young blacks.

Anyway …

According to Eric Adelson of Yahoo Sports, the NAACP is upset that the NCAA has “softened its approach to injustice” by allowing South Carolina’s women’s basketball team to host a tournament game (assuming they earned it, which they did).

“Schools in South Carolina and Mississippi are now permitted to serve as hosts,” the NCAA said of its rule change.  “Under the previous format, schools in South Carolina and Mississippi were not permitted to host championship games in any round due to the NCAA confederate flag policy, which states that no predetermined NCAA championship site may take place in a state where the confederate flag has a prominent presence.”

Lonnie Randoph – head of the S.C. NAACP – is livid.

He told Adelson if the NCAA was “really serious about supporting the cause of justice, there would be no loopholes.”  He also complained that his organization was not allowed to weigh in on the format change.

Another S.C. NAACP leader called the NCAA decision “garbage.”

Again … really?

The NAACP imposed an “economic boycott” on South Carolina in 1999 owing to a version of the Confederate Flag flying over the S.C. State House.  A bipartisan, bi-racial compromise in 2000 moved the flag off of the dome (and out of the state’s legislative chambers), but that did not appease the NAACP.

Of course the politically correct NCAA is the only major national player to pay the boycott any mind …

This website continues to view the issue as competely pointless.  We believe symbols like the Confederate flag – or any other flag – don’t matter because they can easily be used by anybody to advance anything … just like political labels.

“State leaders can leave it, move it, burn it or use it as a bath towel for all we care,” we wrote back in 2011.

Indeed.

In the meantime, the NAACP needs to STFU.

South Carolina’s women’s basketball team – which is all black, by the way – earned the right to host these games exclusively due to their on-court performance.  That the NAACP would seek to deny them their moment in the sun over meaningless symbolism strikes us as ridiculous.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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89 comments

Crooner March 20, 2015 at 11:35 am

Troll much?

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Bill Brasky March 20, 2015 at 11:37 am

“Another S.C. NAACP leader called the NCAA decision ‘garbage.'” The only garbage I see involved here is the members & “leadership” of the SC NAACP. If a black US President can hold a “town hall” in SC, why shouldn’t the NCAA allow its bowls or other tournament games to be held here? I don’t see how anyone, including fits, takes anything the NAACP says or does, seriously.

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Fish N Chips March 20, 2015 at 11:47 am

I agree that the NAACP should STFU, but I also think the flag shouldn’t fly. Take out any hate or any other point about the flag. Its very simple, The confederacy was a defeated nation and we should not fly a flag honoring a defeated nation on a public or state owned property. If they do, and call it history or heritage, then fly the god damned British flag beside it or you are lying. This country was founded by a bunch of people that committed what is called treason (I am happy they did so please don’t misinterpret what I am saying). There were a lot of men that chose not to risk defying the king and fought for the red coats, and they have just as much “history and heritage” In their family as someone who fought for the confederacy, so if that’s why you fly one flag by definition you must fly the other. Since no British flag will ever fly on a government ground here, then neither should the confederate flag or is just hypocritical.

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Bible Thumper March 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm

“..we should not fly a flag honoring a defeated nation on a public or state owned property.”
There is a monument honoring British Loyalists in North Carolina.
http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/304/
There are also many monuments honoring defeated Indian nations.

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Fish N Chips March 20, 2015 at 12:07 pm

I couldn’t give a shit about what they are doing in North Carolina, and never once spoke of it. The article and my comments were about South carolina

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Bible Thumper March 20, 2015 at 12:10 pm

This website isn’t all about you.

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Fish N Chips March 20, 2015 at 12:10 pm

and it isn’t about your change of subject either dumbass

Bible Thumper March 20, 2015 at 12:14 pm

You changed the subject, to the British.

Fish N Chips March 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm

I wrote about SC and a position on the flag in this state and why it shouldn’t fly in direct response to an article about SC and the flag, You went rouge troll into NC because you had nothing intellectual to add to the point of SC and the flag

Bible Thumper March 20, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Why not fly a flag honoring a defeated nation? It is just as much a part of our heritage as the victories.

Fish N Chips March 20, 2015 at 12:26 pm

That was exactly my point, but you must do both if you are going to do it, or its not really about heritage

Bible Thumper March 20, 2015 at 12:33 pm

The Confederacy has more impact and was more recent. They lost and stayed. Most of the Loyalist moved away to Canada or Get Britain.
I don’t object to the Confederate monument and flag. I do wish it wasn’t in such a prominent location. The boycott is silly.

Meh March 20, 2015 at 12:55 pm

People like you always hide behind “heritage”. There are 50 states/13 original colonies in this country, yet 2 fly the confederate flag prominently.

your point? March 20, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Neither is it about British loyalists, or Indian nations.

Bible Thumper March 20, 2015 at 12:26 pm

Precisely, why Fish N Chips comment first mentioning the British is irrelevant.

Diogenes March 20, 2015 at 12:39 pm

I’ve seen better-constructed essays than this from eighth grade S.C. history students, and ones that make more sense.

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stick to the issue March 20, 2015 at 12:42 pm

I’ll bet you that they weren’t public school students, here in SC.

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Fish N Chips March 20, 2015 at 12:44 pm

really? you want to talk shit about a comment on a blog not being up to your standards? Run along Troll run along

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Diogenes March 20, 2015 at 12:53 pm

I didn’t say if wasn’t up to my standards–I said that it was not up to the standards of an eighth grader.

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Fish N Chips March 20, 2015 at 1:03 pm

keep on trolling.

BrownUniversity March 20, 2015 at 1:09 pm

At this point in my life, I’d gladly remove the flag if the African American monument were removed (you know, the original compromise)… how about it, would you agree to that?

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Monumental Stupidity March 20, 2015 at 2:18 pm

The only people that monument offends are people in white hoods and robes

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Bible Thumper March 20, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Maybe not hoods and robes, but bigots nonetheless.

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Squishy123 March 20, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Not to mention it’s the gaudiest monument on state house grounds.

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BrownUniversity March 20, 2015 at 8:01 pm

So basically, it really is a winner take all mentality?!… well FU, we’ll just keep the flag up then… have a nice day!

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NcaaSTFU March 21, 2015 at 6:42 pm

I want the NCAA to STFU – student athletes !!! Laughable –

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Rebel March 21, 2015 at 4:40 pm

I want them to proudly display the battle flag on their jersey – Pastides is on the board of the NCAA he can make that happen !

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jimlewisowb March 20, 2015 at 11:50 am

Hey Lonnie

I will pay for the bulldozer and crew when you get permission to take the Flag down

Oh, almost forgot – you also have to get permission to bulldoze the African American Monument at the same time

This is America – tit for tat and all that

bless your heart
jimlewis,owb

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Tom March 20, 2015 at 11:51 am

If the NCAA really cared about the boycott, it would be all or nothing. All they want is to make money by having events that can only make money if a lot of home town fans are present, in SC, but having the ones guaranteed to make money regardless of where they are elsewhere. All the NCAA is a bunch of hypocrites.

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GrandTango March 20, 2015 at 11:52 am

I bet Mississippi Burning will not like that….LMAO…

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Fuck You, NAACP March 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm

The NAACP … ROFLMAO!!!!! …. Still, they are stuck in “stupid” mode.

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Same shit over and over March 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Simple. Take the flag down and be done with these conversations every few months. Also, fuck the NAACP, it’s in gross need of reorganization. The reason their so-called boycott does not work is it is a half-assed attempt. Case in point, take the same issue of the flag on a smaller scale with Maurices BBQ, is it still flying there?? No, because it adversely affected business. If we’re waiting for it to come down, simply because it offends blacks, it’ll never happen. It has to affect people’s wallets.

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a face in the crowd March 20, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Actually, I believe their boycott has worked several times. Check NCAA baseball tournaments that have moved states.

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Original Good Old Boy March 20, 2015 at 3:07 pm

NCAA baseball tournaments have never moved from South Carolina, as tournaments such as that were exempted. This was the loophole that allowed the NCAA to take this sanctimonious (but ultimately meaningless) stance. They could act like they were supporting the NAACP without really doing anything.

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a face in the crowd March 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm Reply
I see dumb people March 20, 2015 at 12:35 pm

I wonder if the NAACP has considered the possibility that their boycott also hurts blacks in SC.

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Bible Thumper March 20, 2015 at 12:39 pm

I wonder if the NCAACP has considered the possibility that their boycott also hurts blacks in SC.

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I'm wondering how? March 20, 2015 at 12:43 pm

How so?

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Bible Thumper March 20, 2015 at 1:20 pm

When you boycott SC from hosting tournament or bowl games, your hurt South Carolina’s black athletes.

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I'm wondering how March 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Aha.. No, you don’t. You hurt the revenue of the white institutions they play for.

Bible Thumper March 20, 2015 at 1:29 pm

They are not White institutions. Black athletes are members of that institution.

I'm wondering too March 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm

The black athletes don’t get paid, just the (mostly) white coaching staff.

Cracker hate crime March 23, 2015 at 8:44 am

If they didn’t have said institutions, they might not get free education and/or play at the professional level.

Just the Truth March 20, 2015 at 12:48 pm

What blacks fail to realize is that Lincoln did not go to war against the South to free slaves. The Civil War was all about Cotton Economics. The South was prospering with slave labor, and Lincoln wanted to stop the South before it became too power. The irony to this is that Obama loves and quotes Lincoln all the time.

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a face in the crowd March 20, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Grandpa tell you that?

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Just the Truth March 20, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Man, the Civil War didn’t start because of slavery. Ask your Grandpa or Papa, he’ll tell you the truth!

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look out March 20, 2015 at 12:49 pm

wow, you just started the beginning of a long thread

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jeez March 20, 2015 at 12:50 pm

And that has what to do with the confederate flag flying at the state house??

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Birdman March 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Blacks Should be more concerned about their economic survival and quit worrying about that crazy flag. Use it as a symbol of encourage for what their ancestors had to endure and move past the hate message. It’s called self-reliance.

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jeez March 20, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Thanks, I’m sure black people take their cues from people who aren’t black about what to be offended and/or concerned about.

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Birdman March 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Lol!! You don’t know what my ethic makeup is!! Jeez, all blacks don’t think alike. So, stop generalizing.

jeez March 20, 2015 at 1:31 pm

No. But I do know, that if you are black and you sit back and let others tell you what to be concerned about then, you are a coon and a part of the problem. I do know that…

a face in the crowd March 20, 2015 at 1:14 pm

“Blacks should be more concerned about their economic survival and quit worrying about that crazy flag.”

That can be converted quite easily to “Whites should be more concerned about their economic survival and quit worrying about that crazy flag.”

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Birdman March 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Evidently, you are not in touch with reality. Whites per capita income is so much higher than blacks in the South. Furthermore, the black unemployment rate is twice that of whites. So, that statement truly can’t be reversed to make sense.

a face in the crowd March 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm

I was actually going to use the term “poor” in front of Whites, but didn’t. Since I used it elsewhere, I’ll go ahead and include it.

Just the Truth March 20, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Ok, if you want the truth – here goes….

The Confederate Flag flies at the State House to show blacks throughout America and the South that southern whites run and control South Carolina.

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a face in the crowd March 20, 2015 at 1:16 pm

It is also steeped in tremendous anger, especially among poor, uneducated whites, who see themselves as being left behind in society. They need to feel in control of something.

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Just the Truth March 20, 2015 at 1:46 pm

What you fail to understand is that poor, uneducated whites did not vote to move the flag from the Dome to the Grounds. Wealthy, educated lawmakers made that decision!

a face in the crowd March 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm

On behalf of the poor uneducated Whites who elect them to office. And the point had nothing to do with moving the flag.

Just the Truth March 20, 2015 at 4:24 pm

White lawmakers (Senators & Representatives) and black lawmakers (Senators & Representatives) agreed to the Confederate Flag compromise on April 12, 2000. Who do you think elected the black lawmakers?? (poor uneducated whites – I think not). Don’t just blame the poor uneducated whites when blacks elected the black lawmakers who voted for the Confederate Flag Compromise, too!

Bible Thumper March 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Black legislators voted for putting the Confederate flag on the monument in front of the State House.

jeez March 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Tell us something we didn’t know. I’d be offended if it weren’t true. But, we don’t need a flag to show us that. Look at the school systems, look at the unemployment rates, lack of healthcare clinics, esp. in the majority black counties. Now, look at the folks who keep getting elected. Do you think they get elected because of their outstanding leadership, or because they pander to the southern white demographic, even the (so-called minority governor). When it is to her advantage to be so, any other time you would think that she’s a southern white woman.

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Just the Truth March 20, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Jeez, you are fighting a losing battle. Use the flag to empower yourself and your race!! It’s that simple!!

jeez March 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

No. Its not. You’re deflecting.

Just the Truth March 20, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Let’s put it this way – Asians come to America with nothing and become very wealthy and prosperous because they practice and teach their children self-reliance principles. Blacks depend on whites to become successful, when blacks should depend on themselves. Integration hurt blacks because blacks tried so hard to be like whites during intergration that they turned their backs on their own heritage.

jeez March 20, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Bullshit. Asians open up businesses and are exempt from taxes for the first 7 years. Quite a few(beauty supply stores, restaurants, in black comunities). Jews have taxpayer-funded holocaust museums all over the country for some shit that did not occur here. Mexicans(thanks Obama) have come here illegally, and will have a path to citizenship. When blacks ask for their piece of the American dream, they get a foot in their asses, and are told to pull themselves up by their bootstraps and persevere. Whatever that means.

a face in the crowd March 20, 2015 at 2:07 pm

I believe it is South Carolina that is fighting a losing battle — again. This story topic received some play in the national news yesterday, with a lot of people riffing on SC. Seems to me the NAACP is winning the public relations battle.

Just the Truth March 20, 2015 at 4:07 pm

People have always riffed on SC. That’s nothing new. Historically, SC has always wanted to be independent of Federal control. In SC, these rules have been passed down from generation to generation. Yes, NAACP is making some temporary noise, which will pass soon. Do me a favor, tune in to CNN, MSNBC or your local news on April 1st and see if this will be a topic of discussion any longer.

vicupstate March 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Yeah, that’s why the Feds fired on Charleston from Ft. Sumter.

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Not About Race!!!!! March 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Georgia: “For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery.”

Mississippi: “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery– the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth.”

South Carolina: “A geographical line has been drawn across the Union, and all the States north of that line have united in the election of a man to the high office of President of the United States, whose opinions and purposes are hostile to slavery.”

Texas: “She was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery– the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits– a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time.”

Virginia: “and the Federal Government, having perverted said powers, not only to the injury of the people of Virginia, but to the oppression of the Southern Slaveholding States.”

States seceded over slavery and they should not be celebrated over it.

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Jeb For President March 20, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Hey don’t confuse these Confederistas with the facts.

Didn’t you know the whole damn war was over the tariff?

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Just the Truth March 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Lol!! I’m glad you can cut & paste!

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Slartibartfast March 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

I will help take the battle flag down. But, some place on that worthless piece of property we call “the Capitol grounds” I want a monument to the people who had no slaves and voted and fought for a government of STATES, united to fight bad guys, only. Our current President has proven that centralized government can (and has) become a nightmare – a government of men, not laws. And the NAACP? How much lower can they fall in the esteem of the state? They have become a society of clowns.

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Declaration of Immediate Cause March 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm

“The General Government, as the common agent, passed laws to carry into effect these stipulations of the States. For many years these laws were executed. But an increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations, and the laws of the General Government have ceased to effect the objects of the Constitution.”
South Carolina, one of many states to specifically mention slavery as it seceded.

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Slartibartfast March 20, 2015 at 4:30 pm

No doubt about it. It was important. Slavery is the common state of nature among sentient beings. Ask the Muslims. Only Christian and Christianized religions are opposed to slavery. To be a Christian is to be for freedom with self determination and human self-reliance (with God’s help) and charity. But slavery was never the sole reason or more important than any of the other top three reasons. And many died as much for those reasons as slavery. Many died in WWII for many good reasons, one, not so good. We honor them.

One more thing. The winners write the histories. I’ll bet you never heard about the black soldiers who buggered the little white boys in Columbia. Not all black Yankees, nor many white boys, but it happened, and it happened more than once.

When brothers fight, nothing good happens. The end of slavery in the way it did has been a cause for bitterness, lies, and calumny. But that WAS in the past. Now..

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idcydm March 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

I really don’t have dog in this hunt, I moved here from Iowa a few years back. After reading so many angry comments I almost stopped reading, I’m glad I didn’t. I hope in the future the anger subsides and when we fight against the common foe it is as brothers. My fear, the anger will continue as long as the anger in Washington continues.

Our founding father gave us a government far exceeding any other. Those same founding fathers expected our representatives to be the best and brightest among us, go to Washington and serve, then come home and get on with their life’s work. As long as we have career politicians we will continue to decline.

Aristotle said it best, “Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms”.

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Slartibartfast March 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Yes, indeed. And your Aristotelian quote is apropos. As odd as this sounds, I, too, want to move on, but moving on from a false milestone is not true progression. Also, if you live here, you HAVE a dog in this hunt, a CAROLINA DOG. In any case, you come from a state of brave Union soldiers, who fought valiantly, and put as much on the line as did our Confederates.

mamatiger92 March 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm

for chrissake…. take the damn thing down & put it in a museum already.

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WSPPhD March 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm

The Black Expo was this past weekend in North Charleston and is scheduled for May 9 in Columbia. How does that fit in with the boycott?

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WSPPhD March 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Oh yeah, Go Cocks!

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Fits Ain't No Republican March 20, 2015 at 3:04 pm

ThankGod!

I thought Fits was losing it!

Hadnt seen a good race based article lately.This blast made up for it all.Complete with a multitude of comments from the usual suspects.

All part of the Republican Party’s outreach efforts.

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exactly March 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm

and then a crybaby bitching like you

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Squishy123 March 20, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Has any black group boycotted SC because of the flag? They might have for one year then they came back.

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ELCID March 20, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Lonnie Randolph is one of the most corrupt characters is SC history.
He used his position with the NAACP to get work at the prison system.
Bullied State employees.
He used his position with the NAACP to get out of a filmed assault on a 5 Points Laundry worker.
He even stole football films from Dreher High School games he played in.
And stole personal items from members of his own High School reunion committee.
He’s a worthless rat: pure and simple.

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shifty henry March 21, 2015 at 10:11 am

There are two guys named Lonnie Randolph – one is a politician in Indiana and is involved with the NAACP. He is about 65 years old. Are there 2 of these guys who are just as crooked? If so, it’s a weird coincidence.

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Roberto March 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm

The State of South Carolina was part of a losing cause. Take the damed loser flag down.

And Lonnie Randolph: maybe you can get blacks to avoid “black bike week” so our playground does not have to turn into THUGVILLE once a year. If you boycott, do it all the way.

Either that or STFU.

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SCBlues March 21, 2015 at 9:15 am

Maybe everybody ought to just STFU – why single out the NAACP?
How about you FITS? Maybe you ought to just STFU!

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now now March 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

How about take your own advise too and STFU SCBlues

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T100C1970 March 22, 2015 at 11:22 pm

We need to post a blockade around the MB are during “Bike Fest” weekend and tell the would be participants that the NAALCP does not tolerate violations of its “economic boycott” and send ’em on back home.

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