A FITSNews’ feed? Or feedback for FITSNews? This edition of the ‘FITSFeed’ has a little of both … but bottom line, this format continues to revolve around my ongoing efforts to avoid oversharing on Twitter, which has devolved into nothing more than a woke leftist censor.
In the meantime, there’s a lot happening so lets get right to it …
And if you have something you think should be included in the feed, please email me.
THE FEED …
4:52 p.m. EST – CUTE KID ALERT
Yeah … so that’s my Matthias (a.k.a. “Matty”). The little guy turns the big UNO this week, and his brothers and sisters are very excited about the party – well, check that. They are very excited there will be cake at the party. Anyway, from time to time on social media I would post pics of my kids … so in keeping with that tradition I hope this picture of my little man gave some of you something to smile about today. :)
4:21 p.m. EST – TAX CUT UPDATE
Our story on the South Carolina Senate’s finance committee advancing a $1 billion tax cut is now live …
As is the corresponding video clip.
3:25 p.m. EST – CENSORSHIP LIVES
Apparently, posting this column to social media is something people should attempt to do at their own peril …
“I tried to post Ron Paul’s column on Facebook and I got put in jail for it,” one reader told me. “That tells me he’s right.”
Right or wrong, such censorship is totally unacceptable coming from platforms which carved out their place in the American market on the basis of free expression (benefiting from government protections on the content they host).
1:47 p.m. EST – SOUTH CAROLINA SENATE TAX CUT ADVANCES
The measure now heads to the floor of the Senate for consideration …
Story coming …
12:31 p.m. EST – BIDEN BLOCKS RUSSIAN OIL IMPORTS
(Via: The White House)
It’s official … U.S. president Joe Biden has issued an executive order blocking Russian oil and gas imports as part of an effort to “hold Russia accountable” in the aftermath of its invasion of Ukraine.
“We will not be part of subsidizing Putin’s war,” Biden said in announcing the latest move against Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
Wait … but what about that escalating pain at the pump?
“Defending freedom is going to cost,” Biden said.
11:50 a.m. EST – GAS TAX REPEAL
A temporary repeal of the new state of SC gas taxes should happen immediately! Would be great to see a story calling for action on that. Maybe even nationally.
From the editor ..
EN: I concur. Won’t happen, but I concur.
10:12 a.m. EST – CONVENTION OF STATES UPDATE
South Carolina is on the cusp of becoming the nineteenth state in America to approve a uniform Convention of States bill. A floor vote on the legislation – H. 3205 – is scheduled for later today.
For those of you who missed it, West Virginia became the eighteenth state to approve a Convention of States resolution last week.
For a refresher on this issue, click here …
ABOUT THE AUTHOR …
Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children. Oh, he also has LOTS of hats … but has given them up for Lent this year.
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