SC Senator Launches “Save Confederate Flag” Petition

LEE BRIGHT WANTS TO KEEP CONTROVERSIAL BANNER FLYING HIGH … || By FITSNEWS || A week before he and his colleagues are scheduled to debate the issue, S.C. Senator Lee Bright is pushing an online petition to “Keep The Confederate Flag” on the grounds of the S.C. State House. Take…


|| By FITSNEWS || A week before he and his colleagues are scheduled to debate the issue, S.C. Senator Lee Bright is pushing an online petition to “Keep The Confederate Flag” on the grounds of the S.C. State House.

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Bright – who is promoting the petition on his website – has previously referred to efforts to remove the flag from the north lawn of the S.C. State House as a “Stalinist purge.”

The Confederate flag has been a focal point of controversy in the aftermath of this month’s horrific, racially motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C. There, nine black parishioners at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church were murdered at the hands of a 21-year-old white supremacist who posed with the flag and numerous white supremacist symbols.

One of the victims?  Bright’s colleague in the Senate – Clementa Pinckney, who was also the pastor at Mother Emanuel.

Bright was one of only thirteen members of the 170-member S.C. General Assembly to vote against a resolution enabling lawmakers to address the flag as part of their extended summer session.  In fact some believe he is preparing to mount a filibuster of the flag removal proposal when it is brought up for debate on July 6.


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SickOfAholes June 30, 2015 at 1:52 pm

This guy is living proof of the power of an insufficient education. Clearly, no Symbolic Logic, no formal training in Ethics, no Theory of Knowledge (epistemology). He can only represent like weaknesses in the voting public, either that or the profoundly careless with their votes.

euwe max June 30, 2015 at 2:02 pm

I wonder what would happen if he started his own business?

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 2:09 pm

LOL – nice one!

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 30, 2015 at 8:03 pm

Fret not…this is S.C. after all. Willful ignorance is what we do best. Always have…probably always will.

mamatiger92 June 30, 2015 at 1:55 pm

what a tool

CNSYD June 30, 2015 at 1:55 pm

In related news, the Clemson University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to award Sen. Bright an honorary Doctor of Heritage degree in its August commencement ceremonies.

The confuse June 30, 2015 at 1:58 pm

I don’t get the joke…seeing as the Trustees came out in favor of removing the flag. Maybe it just wasn’t funny?

CNSYD June 30, 2015 at 3:25 pm

Poor little frat boys stealing a screen name again. They possess no gonads to post under a screen name of their own. Folks knows who they are as he possesses their IP but he wouldn’t out his buds.

Leon June 30, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Harry Pastides would give him one too if he could get Clemson to forfeit the game

CNSYD June 30, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Caption this: “I am better than you because I am white, Darrell.”

Jonny Logic June 30, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Or: ‘This is finger I use to screw the State of SC on a daily basis.’

CNSYD June 30, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Again, not the real CNSYD. It is just Folks’ juvenile butt buddies using my screen name.

sparklecity June 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

There are a bunch of state roads that are falling apart not to mention the exit/entrance ramps for US 29 to/from I-85 at exit 66 that makes driving across a washboard feel smooth and are unsafe as hell
Hey Lee, how about spending as much time on shit that really matters instead of this flag bullshit???

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 2:16 pm

It is my opinion that representative like Sen. Bright continue to stir the pot and do more damage than good. Have your read about the other southern churches that have been set on fire? Some think in protest of removing a confederate flag. Whether Bright realizes it or not, these are the hate groups he is catering to:

guest June 30, 2015 at 2:34 pm

Why don’t you just yell FIRE in a crowded theater, race baiter? Just like your allegations of racism (you even got the facts of the story wrong)against the news lady were in my opinion defaming and false, NONE of these recent fires are being investigated as HATE crimes…

“the recent cases are not being investigated as hate crimes”

Washington Post

Pogo, King of Race Baiting June 30, 2015 at 2:39 pm

Your racist ranting on this site is textbook hate speech as it is, go stuff it.

Ed June 30, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Go f ck yourself

Special Ed June 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Hahahaha, you fail again!

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 4:05 pm

You are truly a piece of work! You think you can throw everyone off your scent by pointing the finger in a direction you think naive. Or maybe you know me well enough to know — I don’t give up easy. I don’t know Ed is — but I am sick of people like you who spew lies and garbage day in and out. You stand for absolutely nothing save personal gain. You can’t use me anymore. I’m no one’s pawn. Gosh how must piss you off.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 2:44 pm

There are multiple sources that state they think it “may” be in protest of taking down the flag. I am not race baiting anything. As you can see, I am white.

As for the news lady. I do regret my initial reaction after having read a lot about her. I can’t imagine some whose first job was wrapping Christmas presents and every year she volunteers to wrap others gifts for free, as a bad person. My comment was in reference to Mr. Goldsmith and his affiliation with a group that I do consider racist. I also know that when you are married for a long period of time, people have a tendency to share common views — or get a divorce. Seems she got a divorce.

As the Colonel pointed out yesterday, many professors belonged to that group at one time. It is baffling to me why someone would want to participate in that kind of activity, especially a professor, but …. seems at one time many did. Yet, he filed a lawsuit (which appears to have been dismissed?) because he lost what appears have been a substitute, part-time job.

My guess is Mrs. Goldsmith does not want to talk about the divorce. No information to be found about it unless you look into court records. She has children and a career. I don’t blame her. I wouldn’t either.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Am I talking to Kerry or Karen? I see you two giving each other pats on the back. There are a few in Spartanburg who I know support Sen. Bright – I was on all the mailing lists. Time has a way of catching up…

guest June 30, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Who are you to judge whether ANYONE is a good or bad person? Appears to me from what you have shared on Fits that you have fucked up quite a bit in your own life.

That is okay.We all have a thing or two we regret in life. Things we have to apologize for or make amends.Way I see it with people like you and Boz however is despite BOTH of your admitted failings in life, neither one of you appear to have a conscience or soul when comes to defaming,libeling,race baiting or hating on people of faith-even those in your own communities.

Frankly just sad. Just an opinion.Carry on.The more the merrier.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 3:15 pm

You are just pissed that I exposed your lies as it pertains to Operation Lost Vote. Black and White and I still have the proof. Carry on.

guest June 30, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Only the feds have that information, Agent Sybil. :)

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 3:20 pm

No — I posted some of it on this site. Keep screwing with me and I’ll draft an article with details, facts and plaster it everywhere just in time for your next big campaign.

guest June 30, 2015 at 3:27 pm

I don’t know who the fuck you THINK you are talking too but I am not a politician nor have I ever run for a public office, Agent Sybil.

Oh my!!! Plaster away. Let me in on the secret….who ya gonna defame next? :)

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 3:31 pm

You gotta game and you know it! By this time, you likely know who I am. If you don’t you are a complete idiot. If you are Daniel, you might want to think of the origination of that FB group you have, this really does not seem to be your style. If you are Evan, you might want to think of who helped you get petition signatures. If you are Robbie, you might want to think of an enemy who was a friend that you found common ground with. If you are Karen or Kerry – I have the crap to back up any statement I have made. My only regret is I didn’t listen to Wesley Donehue sooner in his comments. He was spot on.

guest June 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Huh? Okay. Have a nice day.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 3:36 pm

I thought so! You too.

Dan June 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm

What is the frequency, Kenneth?

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 3:51 pm
Rich Coming From Pogo June 30, 2015 at 3:29 pm

“Who are you to judge whether ANYONE is a good or bad person?”

Hahahaha, please, stop, I can’t take it anymore, too funny!

TP is good for one thing June 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm

I’ve noticed that the Spartanburg TP’s haven’t had one word to say about the flag…interesting.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 4:06 pm

They won’t! Who is their favorite? Lee Bright is following their lead IMHO. I’ve thought of calling him — they are making a complete and utter fool of him. Not saying he needed any help, but at one I did have some respect for him. They are blowing it.

Symbian June 30, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Blacks burn their own churches 5-1 every time there is a racial controversy that gets national attention. Most never collect the insurance as a result.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm

It did cross my mind that someone may be doing this in an effort to make it appear that it is a hate crime. Honestly, I just can’t wait til the day that flag is taken down. This sickens me.

U grant me sanity,please! June 30, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Oh GOD…PLEASE take the flag down…I can’t function…I lay in bed all day and eat donuts…forget a kids call me momma flag now…i see a confederate flag when i make a salad…the tomatoes are the blood of the civil war…the cucumbers are the seeds of the union!!! PLEASE TAKE THE FLAG DOWN!!!!LMAO!!!

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 4:21 pm

You obviously don’t know a damn thing about being a Mom! Yes, capital letter. You don’t know a thing about my personal life, my abilities, my capabilities. You are farting in the wind. May the wind shift direction and you take note of your own nasty scent.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 2:07 pm

I received the email yesterday and politely ignored it.

The Colonel June 30, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Attention on the web site – Lee (not so) Bright is now a confirmed dumb ass, fire at will (not Wil but when you want to) – that is all.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 5:38 pm

‘Nuff said

Not So Bright Business Idea June 30, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Maybe “General Lee” Bright can go into the flag making business to dig himself out of the financial hole created by his failure as a businessman?

Manray9 June 30, 2015 at 5:32 pm

A Republican politician who’s a failed businessman? I thought they all had “business savvy” oozing from every pore? Y’know, like Nikki.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Nikki is politically savvy — she is also business savvy. I don’t always agree with her, but name one better.

Named June 30, 2015 at 7:33 pm

Lee Atwater

Mom June 30, 2015 at 7:45 pm

He’s dead.

Scooter June 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Prior to becoming Governor, Nikki had screwed over ever bank in the state.

TroubleBaby July 1, 2015 at 8:24 am

Don’t forget her tax problems too. Plus, it’s hard to believe she wasn’t aware of the whole temple scam thing her parents were involved in considering she was doing their books.

Heritage of hate June 30, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Can we sign a petition to deport his fat ass to Syria?

Fill the Plane June 30, 2015 at 2:42 pm

We could use the state plane. Might as well fill every seat. Pogo and GrandTango can fly first class.

Rocky June 30, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Not a chance.My LGBT toy club already booked First Class. We close the curtain and play Glass Bottom Boat.

LMAO!!!! June 30, 2015 at 9:29 pm

Hi Flip!

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 30, 2015 at 10:02 pm

That would be an unfair advantage to ISIS

Lowcountry June 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm

I think for sure he is collecting email addresses. As dumb as he is. Good idea for the end result… However a little late to the game.

davis mcclam June 30, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Good for him, how do I sign?

Philip Branton June 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm

LOL………does Mr. Wil Folks know how to look a gift horse in the mouth…!?

Grand Tango and Nikki and T-Rav must be aghast with utter shock..!!! For a nice red blooded American like Wil Folks to report on this topic whiffed by the likes of Lee Bright and not take capitalistic advantage is down right utter lack of fiduciary… editorial …and marketing DUTY..!!

Does Wil Folks want to make money…? Does Wil Folks really care about his valued readers..?

Geez…..if Mr. Lee Bright wants petition attention then by all means the “FItsnews Mod Squad” should be able to come up with some thoughtful “Fitsnews flag modifications” to show Carolina Luv..!

Does Fitsnews have a flag..? Right now from the view of this article it looks like Fitsnews is lofting a white flag…!! I highly wager that Fitsnews is better than that. If the Confederate flag is coming down then by all means shouldn’t Fitsnews come up with a supplemental flag that everyone can embrace that doesn’t resemble a rainbow or Jeff Gordon..?

Ben June 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

From the bowels of human depravity the stinking turd of racism in the form of Lee Bright emerges and is flushed down the toilet of history.
History will not be kind with you Lee…

erneba June 30, 2015 at 3:41 pm

To me, this problem with the flag has been solved. It will soon be taken down and all we will have left is the smelly residue from both sides. A few on one side refusing to accept the inevitable, the flag will be gone. And the other side, refusing to accept the inevitable, their reason to protest is gone. Good riddance on both sides.

Billy June 30, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Lee Bright is the a$$hole who when everybody gets it still continues the same old ways. Bless his heart!

Johnclese June 30, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Mr. Bright: I fart in your general direction

Tony June 30, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Good one!

sparklecity June 30, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Now go away or I will taunt Lee Bright a second time……….

mamatiger92 June 30, 2015 at 3:57 pm

His mother was a hamster & his father smelt of elderberries.

One dumb Mother Trucker June 30, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Perhaps this will be the issue that gets Bright thrown out during the next election.

Rocky June 30, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Why is that rag still up? I thought with the procedural vote last week it was going to be attached to a budget bill Haley was supposed to sign today? Just take the damned thing down and let’s move on.

stars and stripes is next June 30, 2015 at 4:22 pm

In a hurry so you can start working on taking the American Flag down, huh Rocky?

mamatiger92 June 30, 2015 at 4:46 pm

oh, please

Bible Thumper June 30, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Rocky’s Super Heroine. Scroll down link to see all the pics.

Tazmaniac June 30, 2015 at 5:57 pm

She is a wanna be “artist” acting, music, anything to get her attention except talent. Did it as total self promotion. If a producer offered a bit part in a movie to put it back up she would climb it feet first.

Rocky June 30, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Lee Bright was signing last week – “Amazing disgrace, how sweet the sound, no ones, a bigger wretch , than meeeee…..

JimBob June 30, 2015 at 4:27 pm

You know it’s funny, but not so long ago, some of you half-wits thought he was the ideal candidate to replace Lindsay Graham. Not so funny now, is it?

Bible Thumper June 30, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Half-wits? You give them too much credit.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 5:37 pm

I am glad to say he was not the ideal candidate for me. He wasn’t my first choice (nor anywhere close), but my second choice was … I didn’t even vote, but did support a candidate.

The Lee Bright campaign had snuffed everyone out with religion and the others were lacking experience and ability to give a message. I knew the outcome.

We could do worse than Sen. Graham – i.e. Sen. Bright who blames the government for all his misfortunes. How conservative. I can’t even call him a social conservative – his views are so tainted by the Tea Party, he appears ready to implode at any moment.

I almost feel sorry for him…

sparklecity June 30, 2015 at 9:57 pm

I don’t feel a damn bit sorry for him and Karma is a bitch.
However, there is enough blame to go around Lee Bright himself (along with Tom Corbin and Shane Martin – all three are slime)
Karen Martin and her minions in the Spartanburg Tea Party share blame in fronting these cretins and keeping them in their seats in addition to a lackluster populace in general.
The saying that we get the government we deserve has never been truer

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 10:36 pm

I said “almost” :)

I do like Shane Martin, spoke with him a number of times. He does what his constituents wants. Difficult thing — look at his work history, you will understand (not agree, but understand) his uphill battle with school choice.

I lost some respect for Shane when Karen SBTP went after Harry Kibler, with the whole “I stand with Sen. Martin” BS. I called Shane and Harry after that event. Kibler was easier to reach. Martin took some time, even though we had talked several times prior. Harry and Shane were long time friends. My walk away was that Karen stirred the pot. Karen and Kerry worked with Harry on Operation Lost Vote. It is my personal opinion and experience, they capitalized on Harry’s deeds and left him hanging out to dry.

No doubt, they have all likely made up by now, because Harry is very forgiving in nature. I’m not sure I would be, nor if they have made up. I do know TP folk typically stick together, but Harry isn’t in it to make money. That is my opinions.

Clarence June 30, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Is it true that Leroy Knight of Gaston who is a registered agent for the KKK is a sex offender, among other things? According to SC Judicial, it is. Pedo.

staffer June 30, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Is this what happens when you knock-up your cousin?

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm

It is noteworthy, that while I don’t agree with Rep. Henderson on some issues — ok many. She did send out an email blast asking for opinion on confederate flag. How many representatives do that? You might even be able to find it on her site.

you know me June 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm

So Lee is siding with the KKK? The KKK who is full of hate and knows nothing of Christianity? I guess Lee needs to find him some religion. I ask all Christians to boycott his business.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 5:27 pm

It pains me to say it, because I feel like he is a puppet whose strings are being pulled. I hope he reads this comment, because if he is truly Christian, it is those same puppets who are drawing people away from Christianity. They claim goodness, but their deeds show evil. He is in a dark place right now. That is just an opinion.

Notso Bright June 30, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Hard to embarrass Spartanburg more than he already has. Must be the grease from the Beacon that clogs up the brain.

Sybil June 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Yeah that Beacon! I am still wondering why they don’t trade for a peach :)

Limbaughsaphatkhunt June 30, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Can’t somebody grab hold of a cane and beat him to within an inch of his life on the Senate floor? I seem to recall that happening some time ago…..

The Colonel June 30, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Ah for a return to the civil discourse of the legislative process of yore…

Soft Sigh from Hell July 1, 2015 at 7:33 am

I think a teacher or recently retired teacher at Dreher HS has that very cane.

Rosha Miles July 4, 2015 at 7:00 am

Why would it offend any of you to go and vote to keep the flag flying or take it down .You voted for as some call her Business savvy Nikki or she would not be in office ”so the fair way would be is to vote on the flag issue and it has nothing to do with Lee Bright and his business failures or success ,I’ve said from the start the fair way to do the Flag ”was to let the people VOTE everyone will need to actually go and make an effort to vote But we Southern people have Voted for of these of our leaders when they have ask for Help we have given it” Now we are asking for their help do the right thing and VOTE —–Simple Keep the flag up OR take it down


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