State Lawmakers Getting Threats Over Confederate Flag Vote

SLED INVESTIGATING … || By FITSNEWS || Nine South Carolina lawmakers have reported receiving threatening comments to law enforcement officials in anticipation of next week’s big vote on whether to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House. According to reporters Doug Pardue and Cynthia Roldan…


|| By FITSNEWS || Nine South Carolina lawmakers have reported receiving threatening comments to law enforcement officials in anticipation of next week’s big vote on whether to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House.

According to reporters Doug Pardue and Cynthia Roldan of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, these threats are being investigated by the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

Do any of the threats sound serious?

No …

From Pardue and Roldan’s story …

Six of the perceived threats were to House members and three to Senators. At this point, he said, SLED has not determined any of them to be criminal – “just harassing comments, people sounding off… Letting them know they are not going to vote for them again.”

The flag debate has arisen in the aftermath of the horrific, racially motivated “Holy City Massacre,” the mass murder of nine black churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C.  There, nine black parishioners – including S.C. Senator Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor – were gunned down by Dylann Storm Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist.

Having overwhelmingly agreed to address the issue, the S.C. Senate will begin debating a resolution to bring the flag down this coming Monday – July 6.  That measure is expected to clear the Senate the following day and be sent over to the S.C. House of Representatives – which is expected to approve it no later than July 8.

While the measure has overwhelming support in both chambers, there is opposition.

And volatility ….

We support removing the flag.  In fact lawmakers are pretty much following to the letter our recommendation for taking it down.

Let’s hope they follow through.

The Palmetto State has no shortage of serious economic, academic and quality of life issues in desperate need of addressing.  And we need to address them together …


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CNSYD July 2, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Folks posted this non story so he could write “horrific” a few more times.

Squishy123 July 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

“horrific, racially motivated”… about as old as that sad music WIS has been playing all fucking week. I’m almost to the point where I’m glad these fuckers got shot if I have to listen to this shit all week.

Squooshed July 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm

How would you describe it? Fucking sad little bigot.

Squishy123 July 2, 2015 at 5:41 pm

The same way it was spread around North Charleston… “Nine niggas got shot, cracka caught”.

Keep it up July 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Keep comments like that coming. Just bolsters the fact that flag supports are hopelessly racist and the flag is their calling card.

Daniel Boome July 2, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Which part is racist? The “nine niggas” or the “punk ass cracka”?

Squishy123 July 2, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Someone has to even out the vandalism to statues, flags, portraits, etc… that the Occupy-type crowd is doing. Do you think that’s helping your side? Do you think that’s not pissing off people who’s votes actually count?

Keep it up July 2, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Yes, it is helping. Especially on the national level, so keep talking.

Squishy123 July 2, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Only one problem, it isn’t the nation that’s casting votes.

Keep it up July 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm

The rest of the nation is doing a very effective job of telling our leaders what to do. And they are listening and obeying. You racists are being driven farther and further into the margins. Your latest hero, Trump, is learning that right now. So much fun to watch :-)

Limbaughsaphatkhunt July 2, 2015 at 8:38 pm

If those voters are getting pissed off…somebody is doing something right.

Sooner or later this state is going to need to knuckle drag out of the 1800s and into modern times.

jimlewisgowb July 3, 2015 at 7:51 am

It would seem that if “mankind” can send a probe to Mars that it would be possible to send some type of fry you bastard electronic signal to the mother fucking sons of bitches who keep posting these damn annoying as hell quick dollar scams

If not. skippy needs to hire someone to do nothing but to delete the post

Squishy123 July 2, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Likely pulling a political technique of making up an excuse for how you’re going to vote. “They threatened me if I voted otherwise”. I’m convinced you have to be a chicken shit candy-ass to become a career politician.

Yep July 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm

At least, a republican one in SC.

Squishy123 July 2, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Says the liberal Democrat who is probably behind some of the anonymous threats.

Yep July 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Is it a bummer to always be a the wrong side of history? Poor, weak southern conservatives are just getting picked on now. Suck it up, snowflake.

Squishy123 July 2, 2015 at 6:24 pm

My family wasn’t even here during the civil war, other than that we’ve been on the winning side of every war we’ve been in.

Yep July 2, 2015 at 6:27 pm

You must be a big family disappointment then…explains the handle.

Squishy123 July 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Sorry I don’t follow you’re logic.

The handle is for the USCe redneck fan who’s brain got squished out of his head and scooted across George Rodger Blvd after a game a few years ago.

Yep July 2, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Who fucking cares? Geez, man. Get a life.

Squishy123 July 2, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Apparently you do.

Bye, Bye stupid flag July 2, 2015 at 5:29 pm

And those were just the threats from the GOP National Committee…

erneba July 2, 2015 at 5:58 pm

And again, it was the Democrats who put it up, and it will be the Republicans that take it down.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Does any REAL person give a care who takes it down? I am glad it is Republicans and I am sure it will be a great speaking point. But is that all you think of — party?

Soft Sigh from Hell July 2, 2015 at 6:03 pm

It was racist conservative who put it up.

You dumb, cat July 2, 2015 at 6:08 pm

So, so desperate. Racist southern conservatives, known today as Republicans, put it up. And after immense pressure from the rest of the country, Haley is asking to take it down. Guess who is opposed to that? Go ahead Erneba, guess…we’ll wait.

hack July 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

All the Republicans who vote to keep the symbol of white heritage and oppression on the state house grounds need to be put on rail cars and sent to camps!

Liberal = Nazi July 2, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Maybe NAZI Germany would suit you better. You must be a Democrat, liberal.

That was easy July 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm

SC is like Nazi Germany. At least when it comes to it’s taste in flags.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 5:46 pm

People threaten when their world their comfort zone is changing — time to embrace change in hopes of a better tomorrow. I know of no man who has made a difference without being threatened. Hope they stand tall in the winds of adversity.

Democrats put the flag up July 2, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Remember: a Democrat put the flag up, and Republicans took it down. And now the GOP is removing it. While liberals are self-actualizing on this race-hate political grandstand. I would not be surprised at all if it’s the DNC calling w/ threats.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Please, did you listen to those parents who lost their loved ones asking for forgiveness of the perpetrator?

Never let a good opportunity go to waste. Lee Atwater wanna be. Remember there will come a day, that you will have to face yourself in the mirror. You too are human.

erneba July 2, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Lay off the booze and pot, please. Or does it just come naturally?

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm

It comes naturally — haven’t you read my PF? Or followed my comments? I am one hormonal bitch you probably don’t care to mess with.

erneba July 2, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Really, give it your best shot. It is a free forum.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Throw the first punch. I’m not much of a starter, but a damn good finisher. So go Erneba – go!

erneba July 2, 2015 at 6:07 pm

I don’t try to compete with people that are out of my league.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 6:12 pm

That’s because you are in a league all by yourself. No home run hitter.

erneba July 2, 2015 at 6:17 pm

You know, you are right, you are the winner. I usually lose the debate when forced to compete with overwhelming and unabated ignorance.
You win the prize, if you go down to the local convenience store, you can claim the prize I have reserved for you. It is a pack of free condoms, I don’t want you reproducing.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 6:19 pm

A little late for reproduction, but hey — maybe you might relate to this song:

erneba July 2, 2015 at 6:33 pm

That was touching, made me cry and puke at the same time.
I have never been so emotionally moved by any piece of music.
To save me the heartache and emotional trauma, it goes on my “Never listen to that piece of crap again” list.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 6:53 pm

Admit it you just want to puke:

A Cucumber a Pickle and a penis are sitting around talking about how difficult each of their lives are. The cucumber says “I have it the toughest i get chopped up and put into salads.” The pickle responds ” well i get put into a jar for months filled with my own urine.” The Penis looks at them both and laughs at them “You guys have it easy” “I get shoved into dark caves 4 days of the week and have to do pushups until i puke.”

erneba July 2, 2015 at 7:05 pm

That’s a good one.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Well played – you set me up for the finish.

erneba July 2, 2015 at 8:14 pm

You gave it up too quickly, I was expecting more ire and persistence.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Well where the F*ck do we go from here? Should I keep batting? I was a damn good soft ball player- outta the park! Cheers Erneba!

erneba July 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Let’s share a virtual beer, here’s to ya!

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm

I prefer wine – cheers! :)

erneba July 2, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Wine huh? I like wine. any Kind.
See you later.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Have a great one Erneba – iron sharpens iron. Later.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 8:58 pm
a poor lonely child July 3, 2015 at 8:32 am

That’s what you tell me mommy when I want to eat.That is funny.

Sybil July 3, 2015 at 12:26 pm

You want to make me angry, so you make comments that are personal because you know that I care about my children. I’m not angry. My children are well taken care of and nothing you can say will change that.

I joke and stir the pot, but my children are not a joke to me. They are the love of my life.

Has to be a Bot July 2, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Are you a Bot from the DNC, or are you really that stupid?

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Are you just a party whore? Or do you really care about people? The questions are endless. I don’t give one rats petunia about parties. I care about people.

GOP tech support July 2, 2015 at 6:20 pm

The GOP wishes they had Bots. Instead they have wherever you call their dipshit voting base.

agent July 3, 2015 at 8:30 am


So dumb July 2, 2015 at 6:03 pm

That stupid reasoning might work with the morons who are trying to support the flag. Not with any one else.

Fritz Hollings Hearts Confeder July 2, 2015 at 6:09 pm

I don’t care what they do with the flag. You’re pissed off because everything I said is true. Facts are facts. And if you acknowledge the facts I posted, it blows up your mythical little world for liberal dumbasses. Hopefully this is the first time you’ve been introduced to this knowledge, and you’ll turn from your ignorance. But abandoning stupidity would require you leave the slavery of the Democrat Party. Do you have the balls? Or will you remain awash in your ignorance?

Beyond dumb^^^ July 2, 2015 at 6:14 pm

The fact that southern conservatives were, and continue to be pathetic racists who crumble when confronted with undeniable facts is nothing new. It just scares you that nobody buys your bullshit any longer. How ironic that you and your ilk are now the minority in this country. Don’t worry, not everybody treats minorities as awfully as you pissy conservatives. You couldn’t handle it anyways.

truthmonger July 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm

I’d really rather everyone be treated equally. Revenge and passive-aggressiveness gets us nowhere.

Crybabies July 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Glad you don’t care what happens to the flag, because it’s going in the trash heap of history with the Nazi flag. Good riddance. Right, Fritz?

Quare July 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm

So will we change the names of MLK Park and MLK Blvd back to what they were before? I’m sure someone is offended about them being renamed.Just a thought.

The Buzzman July 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Everyone knows that most of the “white” Democrats in the state became Republicans, and that civil rights was the main reason for that change.

Bery Kwiet July 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Shhhhhhh. Pogo and these coward bigots hope the rest of the country is as stupid as them.

sparklecity July 3, 2015 at 9:03 am

You got ‘er!!!!
Well, everyone knows that has a fucking brain does anyway………………….

The Buzzman July 2, 2015 at 6:19 pm

pogo logic only works on morons. Guaranteed.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm

Unfortunately I have been one of the morons debating with him….LOL.

Elfego July 2, 2015 at 6:25 pm

Democrats will lie,cheat steal and do anything for power and the Republicans are not much better if at all. Democrats are lower than Whale Dung and it is on the bottom of the Ocean!

smh July 2, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Conservative wit in action^^^
Sad….I know.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Stupidity in action. Sad …. I know. Instead of dividing, why not try cultivating? I happen to think that is a far better plan. But what the hell do I know about cultivation?

If you are a farmer — I suggest fertile soil. Or at least a means.

euwe max July 2, 2015 at 8:12 pm

and the Republicans are not much better if at all

finally, something we can agree on: Republicans are scum.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 8:57 pm

Easy Joker ;)

euwe max July 2, 2015 at 8:58 pm

well? That’s what he *said*

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Hey – I think you are F*cking Perfect!

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 9:15 pm

I’ve read both sides that direct history. It is all political hacks that get them elected. I haven’t finished David Axelrod, but I’ve read enough about Lee Atwater and David Axelrod – to determine I appreciate both of them. I’ve alsoread enough of Bob Woodward, Alan Greenspan and others to understand the making of a good bullshit line. It isn’t the parties — it is the people. The people will decide.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt July 2, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Again with the incomplete picture of past politics.

The D’s of yesteryear are not the D’s of today, just as the R’s of yesteryear are not the R’s of today.

The easiest way to explain it (in terms you can understand) is when professional wrestlers change from being the good guys to join up on the bad side and vice versa.

You should really do some solid research on the Nixonian “Southern Strategy” in the midst of the 60’s civil rights movement to understand how the South flipped from racist D’s to racist R’s. They are still the same racists they always were but with different letters after their name.

Sic Semper Tyrannis July 2, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Dam Rush, I never knew you were informed of past SC bullshit.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt July 2, 2015 at 8:48 pm

South Carolina is one of my biggest audience bases. Where do you think all my cash to buy oxy came from?

Sic Semper Tyrannis July 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm

U know of the SC switch_a_r_roo. So many in SC act like they never heard of it ?

sparklecity July 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

Ya knocked one out of the park there Limpballs!!!

Sic Semper Tyrannis July 2, 2015 at 8:44 pm

How old are you ? To let you know, today’s republicans were democrats in SC at the time. Please check your history.

euwe max July 2, 2015 at 11:44 pm


erneba July 2, 2015 at 5:53 pm

People just need to cool off, as I stated before, removing the Confederate flag is “fait accompli” for all practical purposes. It is going to happen, despite the moaning, groaning, threatening, shouting, protesting, complaining, crying, pissing, spitting, and cursing.

The people making these threats possess a social and moral skill set that is not transferable to any aspect of civilized life.

Pogo's At It Again July 2, 2015 at 6:17 pm

First pogo scares off GrandTango with threats, now he threatens these guys? What a shameful troll.

Elfego July 2, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Not going to vote for them are threats. I could care less how they vote they should be voted out of office for even saying this!

Nope July 2, 2015 at 6:25 pm

You guys will just re-elect them. You idiots always do…

shifty henry July 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm

I see how the angle of the foto distorts the reality of the flag and the monument.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Really? From 3 1/2 hours away it looks really accurate :)

All joking aside, I know we are on different side of the aisle on this issue and respect your views — just don’t share the love of the confederate flag.

Still think you are swell.

Quietus July 2, 2015 at 9:44 pm

The flag is shorter than the monument, and both are way shorter than the buildings across the street. It’s a trick of angle and perspective to give the appearance of the flag soaring of the capital and all of downtown Columbia. Not taking sides on the issue but these pictures aren’t accurate and are causing some of the animosity, especially by people outside of the State that have never seen any of it in person and maybe never seen an accurate picture.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 9:59 pm

I understand the perspectives. I’ve never been a fan of the flag. Years ago, I stated as much, but I digressed and left it to the people to decide. They didn’t. I was was born in what they call the most northern southern state, and the most southern northern state. I have live most of my life in the south — my husband is born and bred here. I have two children born here. I have lived in the south some 30 years +/-.

I view things differently than some who are born here. I never liked the flag flying on capital grounds, but said little. I felt it was inappropriate. A great divide — unnecessary. In light of recent event, I feel more strongly than ever it is time to put it in a museum. I respect southern heritage – all my immediate and some distant family live here. I just hate – the hate.

Over a flag? Over a monument? They have a better resting place in a museum where viewer that want to see and appreciate that can do so, not as a sign of division. That is my personal opinion.

TontoBubbaGoldstein July 3, 2015 at 12:42 am

I’ve never been a fan of the flag. Years ago, I stated as much, but I digressed and left it to the people to decide. They didn’t.

TBG, for one, welcomes our new Sybil-Tarian overlord.

Sybil July 3, 2015 at 11:30 am

LOL – Sybil-Tarian overload. Wy thank you TBG.

Black Panthers heart Democrats July 2, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Black Panthers are showing up at the Statehouse, why is this news site, and all the instate media ignoring your hate group. You try to label all South Carolinians as KKK members, when really it’s a very small number from NC.
Why are you ashamed of what you are?

euwe max July 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Black Panthers are showing up at the Statehouse
Horrific! Racially motivated!

Why do you hate? July 2, 2015 at 8:07 pm

So you are 100% full-bore racist, as long as it’s your racist. You are the typical liberal. And your racism will catch you. Sin always does.

euwe max July 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm

damn… my cover is blown!

well played, sir… well played!

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 8:54 pm

LMAO – if you are racist Max – I am still struggling to understand why you continue to entertain me? Or is this a one-sided political venture?

euwe max July 2, 2015 at 8:58 pm

I decided to indulge him in his fantasy. It must suck being wrong *all* the time.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm

LMAO – you are about as racist as I am – just an opinion. I have a history of reading people at face value for all the wrong reasons, but you are still a mystery — a challenge.

It's The Unemployment, Stupid! July 2, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Record 93,626,000 Not in Labor Force…Participation Lowest since 1977…

And you are obsessed over censoring a harmless piece of cloth. IDIOTS. The Democrats DESERVE to lose in 2016, and LOSE big.

Sic Semper Tyrannis July 2, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Why ?

Sic Semper Tyrannis July 2, 2015 at 7:56 pm

How does SLED know if it’s a criminal act, when the Governor committed criminal acts ? Please explain that one ?

Limbaughsaphatkhunt July 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm

Thankfully the Supreme Court declared racism was dead as per their Voting Rights Act decision.

What me worry?

You live to claim racism July 2, 2015 at 8:21 pm

You’d try to resuscitate the skeleton of racism, 100 more years after it’s dead. If you did not have the race-hate claims, you may have to defend the record unemployment numbers, hungry children, terrorists gone wild, inflation, parents under-employed, IRS scandal, NSA scandal, State Dept. Scandal, Secret Service Scandal and the horrible level of misery most Americans have been suffering under. You lick the feet of racism and bathe in its urine. You are 100%, totally invested in racism up to your stench-filled nostrils. Without racism, you’d be revealed as the stupid and vapid son of a bitches you, and the Democrat Party, are. You’ll use racism to bring this country down to the disgusting -feces-gobbling level in which you dwell. Cram your racism up your ass, you pathetic bastard.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt July 2, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Except racism is alive and well numb nuts. Obviously you are too stupid to see it’s evil impact that literally just happened in S.C. and those that continue to promote the flag as some sort of heritage is bullshit.

Plain and simple, the confederacy committed treason against the US gov’t in their effort to force a solution for their desire to continue the forced enslavement of other human beings.

If you think that’s cool…pull that white sheet over your head and get on with it.

You're a Fucking waste July 2, 2015 at 9:02 pm

You live in the past, you fucking idiot. The Confederate War ended more than 150-years ago. In modern-day America, you’re an ignoramus, to be walking around basing your whole fucking miserable life on your stupid shit claim of racism. Wake up, get off your lazy ass. You are a mindless and stupid son of a bitch to sit around and wait for something you can use to claim as racism. A fucking drugged-up, mentally ill low-life murder gets your rocks off, because you’re a miserable brain-dead shit bag. You know nothing but ass-backward dangerous ideology, taught to you by the stupid fucks of the Democrat Party. You are more like the murderer, you’re just too fucking drunk on ignorance to figure that out.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt July 2, 2015 at 9:14 pm

You’re right, the confederate war ended more than 150 years ago. So let’s get rid of ALL things rebel and relegate them to private museums.

Also, up the dose bro…you seem a bit on edge.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 9:16 pm

You just won huge points with your lead off — no one listens past the first line. Even if you have something noteworthy to say.

euwe max July 2, 2015 at 10:13 pm

How could anyone think someone so even-tempered was a hate freak?

truthmonger July 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm

A couple points… Not “treason”. Rebellion, probably, but treason is a specific charge not applicable to the CSA.

Four states in the Union continued to hold slaves until AFTER the war. Given that you actually had slave states fighting on the side of the Union, The war could NOT have been primarily about abolishing slavery. In fact, Lincoln himself made a comment about he would allow slavery to continue if it meant preserving the Union.

Slavery as an institution was already dying a richly deserved death in the 1860’s. It was generally accepted throughout Europe that a major cause of the Civil War was the Morrill tariff of 1860, which had a severe effect on the Southern economy. Don’t let history get in the way of your histrionics, Limbaughsaphatkhunt.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Not to be disagreeable – the will of the people may be prevailing and it may be time to amend the constitution, but as it stands many ruling IMO are outside the constitution. Maybe it is the will of the people?

I am no constitutional expert, but I am of some opinion we are not following the constitution. In the cases it is declared constitutional, the media picks up a different flavor.

As long as we have this back and forth, there will be no respect for the constitution, no respect for individuals, no respect for the law.

I can understand why, but we are setting a dangerous precedent.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt July 2, 2015 at 10:03 pm

No disagreeable nature taken.

However, what we’re talking about is the constitutionality of modern day questions the founders could never have anticipated. Hence, the creation of the 3 branches of gov’t.

Let’s pretend that S.C. decided (by popular vote) that we wanted to make slavery legal again (pretending the 13th amendment was never created). The will of the people would have spoken…but is that constitutional? State’s can’t just pass laws on majority rule and expect to get away with it if they don’t pass constitutional muster….which is when the Supreme Court steps in.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 10:09 pm

But is the Supreme Court Ruling According to the law of the land? I dunno. The ruling is fine by me, but states do have a right – what does the Bill of Rights mean? Isn’t that part of the constitution?

How are you going to feel when it goes against what you believe and they decide it is the rule of the land? It sets a very dangerous precedence. That balance scale is melted and stretched — one day it will swing the other way.

I do agree is it a framework, but I also believe that when we allow our personal views to get in the way of that framework, we are no better than a dictatorship. Has nothing to do with how I want them to rule, it has everything to do with belief in the system.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt July 2, 2015 at 11:55 pm

there’s something called the supremacy clause. Established and cemented after the civil war. It basically says that states can only get away with so much but the Feds ultimately are in control.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 10:14 pm

In the case of slavery -let us pretend that the SCOTUS ruled differently. Would it make a difference in your views?

I’m simply saying – it has potential to swing the opposite direction. In ways no man intended.

euwe max July 2, 2015 at 10:15 pm

I figure the fondling fathers didn’t reckon on the problems interpreting the Constitution would cause.

When we sentence a man to death for a crime he didn’t commit, we are still bound to the decision of the twelve who made that mistake, and the common way the prosecutors handle that is “Mistakes happen.”

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Those are symptoms and certainly encompass come of my fears. What is the solution? It is my opinion a constitutional amendment, but as I have repeatedly said — I am no constitutional lawyer and certainly not a member of SCOTUS.

“Mistakes” do happen, but it our job to be vigilant and look to the future in hopes we can avoid those mistakes, think outside the box, instead of waiting an reacting.

Sybil July 2, 2015 at 10:54 pm

Please pardon quick response, my little one was staying with in-laws and wanted to come home, so abrupt response.

Every convicted criminal says he didn’t do it – let’s address that first. It is my strong opinion in many cases they do not. DNA evidence has proven that in the case of murder. But those aren’t the cases I am really talking about. Let’s talk about those….

Many people are in prison, with a low bond, who cannot afford bail. I am certain to get the shit kicked out of me for admission, but it is important people understand. I was, I think 19 (maybe 18?), I worked two jobs. I had a friend that I grew up with. She had a horrible childhood. We grew up in the white trailer trash neighborhood. She was horribly abused. I tried to help. I gave her money to feed her baby and whatever I could spare.

One night she invited me out. My friends had warned me about her, but I knew her most my life? I went. Long and short, she was hooked on opiates. I did not know. She threatened to kill her baby, who was with us, not the first time I heard that. To shorten a very lengthy story — she weighed some 250-300 lbs or so. I was barely weighing in at 100 lbs +/- 10 lbs.

We went to check on a dog, so to speak. Her baby cried. She was in a mad rage, threatened to kill the baby. All I did was catch up to her, plead with her and upon realizing she was beyond reason, I shoved her down. I was charged with assault and battery. I didn’t have the money to fight it, nor the desire to stay in jail.

Fast forward, several years later, she is still addicted — I had not spoken with her for years. We knew the same people. She stood in the middle of a house party and stabbed her husband through the heart with a FREAKING butcher knife. He died instantly.

Last I heard, she got off on insanity (some 25+/- years ago), she never spent a day in jail, but house arrest — to my knowledge.

Yet, I had an assault/battery charge on my record simply because I had no money to pay. I DID curse at her and I admitted that – assault. I DID shove her down – battery. Nothing else mattered.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt July 2, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Good point. It’s like a coin toss. Conservatives are livid about Obamacare and Gay marriage. I’m livid about citizens united and the voting rights act…as well as epa mercury ruling.

The supremes will never be able to please all the people all the time. They render decisions that only please some people some of the time. At that point, it’s up to congress to pass something (really an amendment to the constitution) and hope the prez signs it.

checks and balances.

Bible Thumper July 3, 2015 at 8:26 am

What if the Supreme Court decided that slavery was legal even in Free states? Anyone here of Drew Scott?
The courts can be more dangerous than the voters.

TontoBubbaGoldstein July 2, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Just so TBG understands…

If a voter calls his/her/its representative and *threatens* to vote against them in an upcoming election if they vote a certain way on a specific issue; it gets investigated by SLED?

What a brave new world we are privileged to live in!

Soft Sigh from Hell July 2, 2015 at 10:27 pm

The flag is coming down. Economic and political power is against it now. No matter how much the impotent flag-fellators post or whine about the American flag, Lincoln, Yankee traders, the slave states’ struggle to sustain slavery (Civil War), Washington, Jefferson, and all the rest of their immaterial drivel, the flag is coming down.

Heck, their ancestors would have hated the flagelists now being Republicans far more than the defeated banner being finally furled.

But please keep whining. The flag was kept up to be a slap to black Americans. It’s kind of fun to see the tables turned. Whine on.

euwe max July 2, 2015 at 11:43 pm

flags, flagellates, and falangists

Amy July 3, 2015 at 7:26 am

All the closet lawmakers who support the flag are sweating it right now cause they know they are about to get voted out of office.

nitrat July 3, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Who will replace them?
Surely, even SCGOP voters are smart enough to know that the SC business community is leading this charge and they will not allow anyone to be elected on the promise to put that flag back up after it is down.

tomstickler July 3, 2015 at 9:14 am

Have you had your robo-call from “The Conservative Response Team” yet? Some whiney-ass cracker is growling in your ear that the liberal left is planning to tear down the monuments and dig up the graves unless you contact your representative and urge them to vote against removing the flag from the statehouse grounds.

They have even taken The Dukes of Hazzard off TV

Lone Ranger July 3, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Meanwhile…Joe-I-Lie-To-Conservatives-Wilson and
Stab-‘Em-In-The-Back-Haley and I-Only-Serve-OTHER-Blacks-Scott
said…what???…let the people vote ???

Why we thought we’d be PC and that the sheeple would agree
but now…Novembers are coming and there’ll be a barbeque and we’ll no doubt
be…the goat !!!

Dominick Carrullo July 3, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Stand by

Lunelle Siegel July 4, 2015 at 11:15 am





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