“Pro-Gay” Mailer Targets Charleston Mayoral Candidate

FALSE FLAG ATTACK? Another South Carolina race has been impacted by an ostensibly “pro-gay” mail piece …. but is the victim of this political “hit” also its author? A few months ago, we reported exclusively on a local Horry County race getting rainbow-smeared … this week it’s a much bigger…


Another South Carolina race has been impacted by an ostensibly “pro-gay” mail piece …. but is the victim of this political “hit” also its author?

A few months ago, we reported exclusively on a local Horry County race getting rainbow-smeared … this week it’s a much bigger stage, the highly contentious race for mayor of Charleston, S.C.

In both races, virtually identical mailings – ostensibly sent by pro-gay organizations – encourage voters to support a candidate who allegedly supports tax breaks for same sex couples.  In the case of the Charleston mayoral race, that candidate is identified as openly gay businesswoman Ginny Deerin.

Well, “Deering.” The candidate’s name was (deliberately?) misspelled on the mail piece.

Oh, and of course there’s no such thing as the “Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Association” in South Carolina, nor is there any bill – at the local or state level – to provide gay couples with tax credits.

The mailer is a farce, in other words.  Not to mention illegal.  And most importantly – as its intended target noted – it is “an attempt to illicit a homophobic response.”  Albeit a clumsy one.

More on that in a moment.

First, let’s take a look at the piece …

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deerin smear

(Pic: Provided)

Ah, South Carolina …

Now, let’s consider the politics of this “hit.”

So far, it’s unclear if any voters have received the mailing.  In fact we only know of its existence because Deerin’s campaign sent out a picture of the piece accompanied by a stern statement condemning it as an attempt “to play on outdated prejudice, (four) days before the election.”

Not directly pointing fingers, Deerin’s campaign made clear in going public with the mailing that its candidate “is running against well-resourced opponents who perhaps believe they stand to gain from last-ditch personal attacks.”

“This is the kind of divisive, offensive behavior that has no place in this election,” Deerin said in a statement.  “When I pointed out my policy disagreement with my opponent’s vote against funding transportation infrastructure for our community, he called it a personal attack. I wonder what he calls this kind of bigotry based postcard sent by an anonymous group.”

Tough talk … but was it a little too tough?

Also, the fact Deerin’s name was misspelled certainly looks to us as though someone was trying to be a little bit “too cute” with the mailing – perhaps in an effort to provide distance between the piece and Deerin’s campaign.

(“Of course Deerin didn’t do it – she knows how to spell her own name”).

According to sources familiar with the results of recent voter surveys in this race, Deerin is languishing in third place in the polls.  That means neither of her two top-tier opponents – fifth-term S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis nor local businessman John Tecklenburg – has any reason to attack her, let alone do so in such a ham-fisted fashion.

“There’s no strategic value to anybody doing this to Ginny Deerin – except Ginny Deerin,” one observer told FITS.

Indeed …

Anyway, stay tuned for more as we do some additional digging on this mailing.

UPDATE: Tyler Jones, the communications director for Stavrinakis’ campaign, has just issued a statement responding to the mailer: “Leon is appalled by this trash.  This flyer is clearly fraudulent and breaks state ethics laws.  What the sender fails to realize is that modern technology can often trace where things like this comes from.  The Stavrinakis campaign calls for an immediate investigation by the proper law enforcement agencies.  We look forward to identifying the source.”


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stumpknocker October 29, 2015 at 3:09 pm

lee atwater’s ghost has risen from the grave just in time for halloween.

Superfly October 29, 2015 at 3:17 pm

More like ghost of Rod Shealy.

The Buzzman October 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm

They haunt as a team, I think.

shifty henry October 29, 2015 at 3:10 pm

A lesbian goes to the proctologist for a routine examination. When the doctor gets her into position, he’s quite surprised to find a piece of string dangling from her ass. He pulls gently on the string and
out pops a lovely bouquet of flowers.

“Do you know I just pulled a dozen roses out of your
rectum?” asks the astonished doctor.

“Is that so?” said his patient. “Who’re they from?”

Rocky Verdad October 29, 2015 at 3:25 pm

I’m still laughing over Zakary’s disease.

shifty henry October 29, 2015 at 3:35 pm

yep – that was a new one for me – added to my collection

Tazmaniac October 29, 2015 at 3:56 pm

Where is this found oh Funny One?

shifty henry October 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm

my collection?

Tazmaniac October 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm

I mean the Zachary’s disease joke. I don’t recall seeing it.

shifty henry October 29, 2015 at 4:51 pm

damn! I forgot to save it – I’ll find it an post it to you

shifty henry October 29, 2015 at 4:59 pm

from halfvast conspirator —
Woman goes to her doctor and tells him she is having trouble getting a date, no guys will show any interest, won’t talk to her, etc. Doc checks her out for unusual
odors, etc., finds nothing wrong so tells her she needs to go see a Chinese doctor, Dr. Wong, who has some expertise in these issues.

She makes an appointment, goes to see him. In the exam room he looks her over and tells her to take off all her clothes. She protests a bit but he says “You come-a see doctah Wong you mussa do what doctah say!” So she shucks her clothes, he tells her to turn around a coupla times while he stands back and looks intently at her.

Then he tells her to turn around facing away and bend over and touch her toes, she protests again, he says, “Doctah Wong never long, you mussa do what I say!” So she bends over, touches her toes, and the doc says, “Ahhh, see yaw plobrem now!”

Very concerned, she asks, “What is it doctor? Is it serious?”

Doc says, “”Ahh, yes, velly selious, you have Zachary’s disease!”

Woman exclaims, “OH MY! Zachary’s disease, what is that?”

Doc says, “Zachary disease is where you face rook zachary rike yo butt!”

shifty henry October 29, 2015 at 5:18 pm

This one is from me ….

A young Chinese couple gets married. She’s a virgin. Truth be told, he is a
virgin too, but she doesn’t know that.

On their wedding night, she cowers naked under the sheets as her husband undresses in the darkness.

He climbs into bed next to her and tries to be reassuring.

”My darring”, he whispers, “I know dis you firss time and you berry flighten, I promise you, I give you anything you want, I do anything, juss anything you want. You juss ask”.

‘Whatchu want? ” he says, trying to sound experienced and worldly, which he hopes will impress her.

A thoughtful silence follows and he waits patiently and eagerly for her request.

She eventually shyly whisper back ” I want to try something I have heard about from
odda girls……..Numbaa 69 ”

More thoughtful silence, this time from him eventually, in a puzzled tone

He ask her ” You want……..Garlic
Chicken wiff Snow Peas ?”

shifty henry October 29, 2015 at 3:43 pm

World Series time – here’s a couple for you —
A scout reported that he’d discovered a great pitcher. “In last night’s game,” he reported by phone to the manager. “He struck out all twenty-seven men on the other team. What’s more, he got all of them on three pitches, except for one guy who hit a foul.”

The manager said, “Get the name of the guy who hit the foul. We need hitters!”

Having imbibed a little too much the previous evening, a pitcher was called on to start a game.
His inability to focus got him into trouble. Soon the other team had men on all bases. The pitcher wound up and threw as hard as he could to what he thought was the plate. Instead he’d thrown it to third and picked off the baserunner on that
base. Another windup, and this time he threw to second base, getting that man too. His third pitch went to first, and that was the third out. Walking to the dugout, the pitcher said to a teammate, “And they keep saying you can’t drink and play!”

TARevolution October 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Each and every one of you DESERVE each other. You just get more disgusting with each day’s report.

Decent people should want NO part of you.

CorruptionInColumbia October 30, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Sorry man, I just couldn’t help myself. I had to vote for 0bama all three times.

shifty henry October 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Q: How many lesbians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A: Four. One to change it, two to organize the potluck and one to write a folk song about the empowering experience.

Two lesbians were discussing their respective partners. “Your wife looks a little on the heavy side.” “She’s heavy on every side!”

stumpknocker October 29, 2015 at 3:44 pm

O: how many serrealist does it take to change a light bulb?

A: squishy

Victorious Secret October 29, 2015 at 11:48 pm

Do you mean, surrealist?

Please do spend a quick moment to check (or research) your spelling before you discharge a “crafty” response. Without doing so, it really softens the blow.

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The pretty young schoolteacher was concerned about one of her eleven year old students, “Tee” Boo. Taking him aside after class one day, she asked, ” ‘Tee’, why has your schoolwork been so poor lately?” ” Mais, I can’t concentrate, Teacher !” replied :”Tee”. “I done fell in love.” “Oh, is that so?” said the teacher, holding back an urge to smile. “And with whom?” “Mais, wid you,” he answered. “But ‘Tee’,” exclaimed the secretly pleased young lady, “don’t you see how silly that is? It’s true that I would like a husband of my own someday; but I don’t want a child.” “Oh, don’t worry, Teacher” said “Tee” reassuringly, “I’ll be careful.”

GOP Stomped FITS brains out October 29, 2015 at 3:21 pm

FITSNews may be ignoring the ASS-Kicking the Liberals, and the Liberal-Tarians, took last night…

But for the GOP to – unapologetically- bond against you w/ such force…is what us Conservatives have been waiting for. That’s what will win in 2016…

Cruz scored a 98% approval rating from the audience when he tore apart the liberal media and their Bullshit…So did Marco…BRAVO!!!!!

Rocky Verdad October 29, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Cruz is a Wall Street cuckhold. He’s doing his wife’s bidding. It’s well known she runs the show, and he does what she tells him to do. She took his nuts away years ago. That’s why his SS plan calls for giving people money to put into Wall Street investment firms.

TARevolution October 29, 2015 at 3:26 pm

STFU you idiot…Obama has STOLEN $9 Trillion…no matter how much Bullshit you manufacture on Cruz or any other Republican…nothing compares to the TOTAL fucking failure you are…and YOU took OUR money and wasted it…

Hillary will have to answer for it…Sucks to be you…

Rocky Verdad October 29, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Compared to the 5 trillion Bush wasted in Iraq? The $10 trillion Kasich pointed out last night was lost when he put in the great tax cuts. That’s right fat face, Kasich reminded us all, that at the end of 2000, we had a 10 year projected surplus of $10 trillion that would have paid off the national debt – but you and your fiscally reckless gaggle of @$$wipes flushed it all down your SHITTER. Get it – moron!!!!!

Rocky Verdad October 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Oh, you’re all quiet now, eh other name for cat?

TARevolution October 29, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Congress sent us to Iraq…and Bush actually engineered a WIN there, with a stable ally in the Mid-East…in which 70% of the people there voted in their president for the first time in the history of the world..

And Obama pissed all of that away…so I guess you can add all the money spent on Iraq to the burden of waste Obama has straddled us w/ too..can’t you?

Rocky Verdad October 29, 2015 at 4:36 pm

You’re on drugs. But then we all knew that. Congress didn’t send us to Iraq, your butt buddy George did. The same way you secretly dream of french kissing Jeb. And those 70% that voted, the were all Shia’s who subsequently caused the creation of ISIS. But either way, you’re a spewing waste of my time.

southmauldin October 29, 2015 at 7:21 pm

I haven’t been on here as much as I have in the past. Is this GrandTango, but now he actually uses bad words? What a potty mouth he has developed.

Rocky Verdad October 29, 2015 at 8:28 pm

It sure is. He ran away scared like a little girl when some non-entity midlands pol sued Wil for saying unkind things, went into hiding for about a month, afraid the guy was gonna depose him (you usually only depose people with a brain) – now is back with two or three avatars. But he always gives himself away.

CorruptionInColumbia October 30, 2015 at 5:40 pm

It is, but it’s actuall a little more tolerable than all the pretend cursing that he used to do.

TARevolution October 29, 2015 at 3:23 pm

When you elect Democrats…is one any worse than the other???…Either one will screw it up…That’s what they do…

Bible Thumper October 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm

The only way Ginny Deerin wins is if Will Folks claims to have had an affair with her.

stumpknocker October 29, 2015 at 3:49 pm

if will goes through with the surgery, hell i’l vote for her

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 29, 2015 at 5:47 pm

I’m curious about the stumpknocker handle.

stumpknocker October 29, 2015 at 6:23 pm

i grew up in bamberg county and there was a redneck character by that name that could out fish, out hunt, out drink and take all your money if you were foolish enough to throw it on the pool table, stumpknocker is also a name for a perch caught in around cypress stumps in the edisto river, i think he was named after the fish cause they are sneaky and fight like hell if you hook one. he was like superman to me when i was a kid, so what the hell, i picked it for a handle.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 29, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Spot on. I’m from Branchville thought I knew the name. Reminds me of fishing Santee in the early spring. My grandfather knocked the stumps and we waited a hour. Then we jigged straight down 8 ft with grubs, we had our full in 2 hours.

stumpknocker October 29, 2015 at 6:44 pm

i stop at the horizon on my way to bearfort from columbia, best iced tea around

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 29, 2015 at 6:46 pm

U ain’t had my girls tea then.

stumpknocker October 29, 2015 at 6:51 pm

are they at the churn? or are we talking about home made?

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 29, 2015 at 6:53 pm

1 st 2 story house on the right. 3Rd generation, I would like you to see it .

stumpknocker October 29, 2015 at 7:01 pm

what are the hours? i pass through there all the time actually will be passing through middle of next week, i’ve got two jobs in beaufort

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 29, 2015 at 7:05 pm

Tuesday. Sunday. We been here since 1908.

stumpknocker October 29, 2015 at 7:07 pm

ok, it is the one with the red white and blue drapery like decorations on the porch rails

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 29, 2015 at 7:10 pm

I haven’t had the money for that. Give a day and I’ll hang a USMC flag on the corner.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm

Stupknocker is still alive.

southmauldin October 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm

I did that until a bigass water moccasin came out of a stump and I proceeded to go to the middle of the lake and caught absolutely nothing.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm

You were properly too close to shore. I mean way back in the swamps, stumps. Santee is a good lake to learn.. My elders tought me good.

CorruptionInColumbia October 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Branchville? Used deer hunt with dad and Grand dad, back around 68 or so with the Deerwood club. There were some good people in it. I remember an old farmer named Mr Valentine or Ballentine, that was part ofvyhe club. The guy always had good jokes.

Used to be a part of the club’s lease in a cypress swamp they called the “dead hog”.
Just throwing stuff out there to see if any of it was familiar to you.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 30, 2015 at 7:50 pm

I know the Valentine’s, don’t remember dead hog club. What pissed me I have 3 12 points that come through my back yard every morning about 3 am with 6 does. Since I’m in town can’t choot em. I thought about traps, LOL.

CorruptionInColumbia October 31, 2015 at 12:57 am

Yeah, but when you have em in the trap then whaddaya do with them?

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 31, 2015 at 8:55 am

Bow and arrow ? I’m not taking the chance though.

Sic Semper Tyrannus October 29, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Thanks.I love to be fucked in the ass and figured you might be the one with that “handle”.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 29, 2015 at 6:45 pm

See u changed the type. I may get a reply soon, I think they are checking, thanks for the contribute.

Sic Semper Pussy ex Marine October 29, 2015 at 6:50 pm


F.B.I. October 29, 2015 at 6:53 pm

We are checking.

C.I.A. October 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm

We are too.

H.L.S. October 29, 2015 at 6:55 pm

Get in line.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 29, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Come on you commie bastards.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 30, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Go live in your sick world and leave us alone Fucking Republican !

Rocky Verdad October 29, 2015 at 8:24 pm

Bamberg? Sure the nickname wasn’t Nimrate?

TroubleBaby October 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Is she doing “The Twist” in that flyer photo?

Gays have EXTRA rights October 29, 2015 at 4:15 pm

I’m not sure why she would be…but it looks like she’s squatting…

Of course when you base your whole identity – your claim to being human -on what you do in the bedroom…there’s no telling…

shifty henry October 29, 2015 at 4:42 pm

squatting – preparing to fly with her wings…

9" October 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm

I had a straight friend who was pro-gay until he came.Then it was just nausea…

The Buzzman October 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm

It is not that unusual for a campaign to fake an attack piece against their own candidate, or against those closely associated with that candidate, in order to elicit sympathy. It’s been done more than once in Horry County elections, though only once with a gay theme, as far as I know. Walt Whetsel, before he more-or-less cleaned up his act, used to be the master of this kind of thing.

TARevolution October 29, 2015 at 4:33 pm

There you go…EXPERT Conspiracy Theorist Boz said so…so this skank is GUILTY as charged…LMAO…

PS: Didn’t you get The Sun News convicted of libel – and the loss of $650K- because you fed some Dumbass Democrat reporter some lies about a Republicans you hate???

You can’t make this stuff up…of course I could- I’m that creative – but with idiots like the Speedo-Clad duo of Boz and FITS, who needs to?

The Buzzman October 29, 2015 at 6:01 pm

You mean that “Democrat” reporter who was the ONLY investigative journalist in the entire state of South Carolina to expose the shocking depth of Democrat James Clyburns corruption, cronyism, and nepotism, in a long-running series of Sun News articles?

He did fine on his own, before he ever knew I existed, and my impact on anything to do with that investigation, or his reportage of same was minimal at best.

Also, ONCE AGAIN, Kelley has not collected a dime, and very likely never will, because the suit was total bullshit from start to finish, and was only designed to shut down Wren.

Oh, and btw, do go fuck yourself.

TARevolution October 29, 2015 at 8:42 pm

He was the ONLY reporter in SC to lose a $650K libel lawsuit…LMAO…

The Buzzman October 29, 2015 at 11:37 pm

He’s the best investigative journalist the state has ever seen, and he has not had to come off a dime. Neither has TSN or McClatchy.

If you can prove otherwise, let’s see the link to where the appeal process failed, and they’ve had to pay up.

Otherwise STFU.

TARevolution October 30, 2015 at 10:20 am

Good journalists don’t lose $650K libel cases in an effort to illegally smear a man because he is a Republican. He’s called a cheap, partisan liberal “hack”…nothing special, and actually pretty common in the field.

Want to know what the people think of you smarmy little bastards???…watch the Colorado GOP presidential debate from 2 nights ago. Those moderates are who you are…and how stupid, and crooked, you look…LMAO..

The Buzzman October 30, 2015 at 5:10 pm

What’s your twisted version of why Wren went after Clyburn so strongly, if he’s such a partisan hack? Why do you never address that issue?

Easy. You don’t have an answer for that. It totally disrupts your obsessive, WRONG narative about “who and what” everybody is, and bla bla bla fuckitty bla.

Those moderators were assholes, in my opinion. The whole thing was an orchestrated partisan attack on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

TARevolution October 30, 2015 at 5:14 pm

If he did go after him (and I’ve seen no proof) it could be because Clyburn appeals to RACISTS like you. Wren knew he could not hurt him, because corruption empowers Democrats. Immoral bastards, that dwell in your party, don’t really care if Clyburn is corrupt, as long as he screws over white people…

Not to mention: Did Wren LIE to try to attack Clyburn like he did Kelley, or did he go easy on him?… My guess is the latter.

The Buzzman October 31, 2015 at 5:30 pm

I asked what your twisted explanation was, and you gave it. Twisted is actually the kindest thing that can be said of it.

Clyburn does not appeal to me at all — as I’ve said many times.

As for the articles on Clyburn by Wren, someone who pretends to know as much about SC politics as you do should have no trouble finding them. Should already know about them, in fact. But here’s just a couple of them:

Clyburn earmarks tied to family
Watchdog group critical of biggest S.C. spender

Jun. 15, 2008
By David Wren
The Sun News

Rep. Clyburn to Amend Filings to Show Myrtle Beach, S.C., Business Partnership,
KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE BUSINESS NEWS, March 26, 2004. Available online at Highbeam Research,

Agency Given $1.5 Million in Federal Funds,
David Wren, THE SUN NEWS (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), August 20, 2006. Available online at

TARevolution October 31, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Fact is (and you refuse to admit it)…this stupid Some Beech at TSN followed a Boz-like lead and persecuted Kelley, because he had an R by his name…

You go sued…and you LOST to the tune of $650K..and a VAST majority of South Carolinians are laughing their asses off, because you DESERVED to get sued…We are standing and cheering because you are rare example of justice being applied to the corrupt media…

I just wish there was an incarceration penalty related to the libel you perpetuated…because your ass should be in jail (where you belong) for what you did, if there was …

There are a lot less culpable people serving time for doing less than what you did…

And the fact that you REFUSE to admit your guilt makes you even more repulsive than just the crime of attacking a person based on your hate and envy…

You and Wrenn are TRULY low-life pieces of shit…who are told by the liberals you are heroes, because you are criminally hateful. You’re no hero…you are both trashy bastards….who are a disease on society…

And if the media had a Bar, as the law profession does, Wrenn would be Dis-Barred, just like Bill Clinton…

The Buzzman October 31, 2015 at 7:18 pm

You asked for proof of the readily-available series of investigative reports on Clyburn done by David Wren. (btw, maybe you couldn’t find them because you insist on adding an extra “n” to his name?). I provided same.

Your reaction? Ignore the proof that you are full of shit. Double down on you baseless attacks against me, and against David Wren.

This proves you are either a GOP apologist for Clyburn, or a liberal Dem”plant” who posts outright drivel with the intent of making all conservative Republicans look like fanatical drooling idiots.

It is worth noting that Horry used to be in Clyburn’s district. Thus he is political patron to many in that county. Especially those RINO Republicans who were Democrats just a few years ago. Hmmm … a surprising number of politician in the county fit that bill. Same in Georgetown County. How about that, huh?

How do corrupt Dems stay in power in SC? Simple. By helping corrupt Repubs get federal money on the DL.

Seems that relates well to what Clyburn was doing, doesn’t it. Thus the Clyburn investigations led naturally to the “Coastal Kickback” investigations. Funny how that works, huh?

The difference, of course, is that there was a federal probe in the latter case, as attested to by various pols who revealed to the media that they had been interviewed.

Who do you think arranged to get that probe squashed?

Harpootlian, Sheheen, Jenrette, Talon, Wendell, and (especially) Toal, Clyburn and Nettles.

You’re busted, you fraud. You know all this is true. Your diversion tactics are pathetically transparent and impotent.

How sad for you. Boo hoo hoo.

TARevolution November 1, 2015 at 9:06 am

You lied, got caught, got sued and lost. End of story. And us Conservatives, could not be happier…

meowmom October 31, 2015 at 8:23 pm

me thinks tyler jones doth protest too much

west_rhino November 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm

some garbage in the wind suggests this might be “self-inflicted” with the purpose of making someone else look suspicious. Cloward-Pliven playbook stuff, now what would Rod do?


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