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Editor's post: Friday was a not so bad day. It was wonderful. I could stand upright for periods of time and my medicines did a fair job of keeping the pain down. Things got worse as the day drug on, but I'm hoping Saturday will be a repeat so my bride and I can go on one of our (somewhat regular) Saturday lunch dates. No discussion of news, the county, work, even the children (who are all grown). The only topics are her, and me - usually about how I feel about her.

web posted August 2, 2014

Wandering Minds is perhaps the greatest comedy relief on the internet today.  I love it!!!!   Someone really needs to call Saturday Night Live and tell them to just fire all of their writers because the best comedy writers on the planet is right here Edgefield.  Thanks to the editor for hosting Edgefield Daily.  I know it's a lot of work and you do a great job.  Good luck also with your health issues.

Editor's note: Thank you all you kind comments. Those who read the Wandering Minds are far more informed than those reading just the Headlines. Every so often news is birthed by reader comments.
web posted August 2, 2014
I have had a crazy thought about the relocation of all these children coming to the U S. What about the ones going to Columbia, SC that are not be "reunited" with family? Could the Catholic church be involved in finding temporary homes for these children?  Maybe not in SC but in other places in the country? Or maybe it is happening in SC too.  I heard a retired doctor and his wife speak about this on a radio program a few weeks ago. Apparently their parish had a meeting with some folks and asked them to consider taking these children into their homes "temporarily", but not to talk to the press about it. The doctor was speaking out because of the fear of disease affecting people. If you notice, there have been other crisis situations on the news recently and we have not heard a whole lot about where these children are going. They sure have not stopped arriving in the U S.  It seems like this is all too planned out and there has to be some way to get these kids placed if they have no place to go. In the past some Catholic priests have "sheltered" illegals in their churches.  Hmmm  I know it is a stretch, but it is just a mind wandering.
web posted August 2, 2014

RE: Mountain Biker Attacked
I don't buy this guy's story for a minute. But why would he make up such a crazy story in the first place? Have they checked to see there was a lot of burglaries on the other side of the county when all this happened? The whole thing stinks.
web posted August 2, 2014
Brandon Clary, CEO, ECH [is said to have] told individuals he was making $150,000 but felt he deserved a $75,000. raise due to all the money he has brought to ECH.  There needs to be outside auditing of legal money he has spent/wasted on trying to extort Physicians;into either selling their practices or pay excessively high rent; slandering  and destroying employees reputations; over paid CFO (including bonuses); over paid HR especially if you check the actual attendance you will see Thursdays and /or Fridays the CEO, CFO and now HR is off until 8/14/14.  How many weeks vacation does one accrue (especially when you are a relatively new employee)?  Brandon Clary is rude and arrogant; to most employees.  His ‘ Chats with the CEO’, employees are not comfortable speaking their concerns because he labels them as ‘disgruntled employees’ and they become targets for termination.  The majority of the Directors come in at 9 and leave as early as 2pm.  I suggest employee satisfaction surveys be allowed to be anonymous and sent to [County] Council unopened so the true feelings can be expressed. Without fear of retaliation.   PS..  Just because an individual is overqualified for a position (HR); does not justify higher salary than the Job Description calls for.
web posted August 2, 2014
Here biker biker biker, SOOOOOOOOO WEEEEEE piggy piggy piggy, SOOOOOOOO WEEEEEEE ! I just keep seeing this "biker" guy as Ned Beatty in Dekiverance. I can't take it serious because it's just so [removed] funny!! He's packing a 40 cal, so I guess he's a cross of Beatty and Clint Eastwood on a really bad day. Soooo Weeeeee!  RONTFLMAO
web posted August 2, 2014
My,how the world has changed! In 1970, If this doesn't make you feel good. might want to consider a one-way ticket to somewhere else....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203900770857211
web posted August 2, 2014
Editor's post: Edgefield County Hospital CEO Brandon Clary contacted me on Thursday to say that the Hospital Board has not approved paying for his returning to school to earn his Masters degree in hospital administration at this time. He did relay that if there is a vote to reimburse him for the costs it would be made in public at the meeting of the board. He also stated that since that vote has not been taken that those monies should not be reflected in his salary and benefits covered in a recent FOIA request that has been submitted. As such, I wanted to inform readers of Mr. Clary's stated position on the matter.
web posted August 1, 2014
Look who is speaking at National FFA Convention, 55,000-60,000 in attendance
https://www.ffa.org/Events/conventionandexpo/speakers/Pages/default.aspx

Editor's note: Some people overlook the star we have right here at home. Everybody just knows her as Jane Herlong. Good for her. She's a great ambassador for Edgefield County and SC.
web posted August 1, 2014

I'm not a law enforcement professional, but I am a 20 year military veteran.   I'm scratching my head over the events surrounding the man and woman arrested for burglary Monday.  It is reported they led police on a chase and drove their vehicle into a pond.  County, city, Johnston, SLED and SCHP searched for them.  Blood hounds too.  These two spent hours in that pond, undetected.
 
Then, a truck stolen before this happened, is reported on Slade Road 2 days later.  What's more, only blocks from where it was stolen.  Was there a BOLO on this truck?  Was EPD looking for it?  I see there is doubt about a 3d person involvement, so was this truck in plain sight for 3 days?  If so, [dang], residents, why did it take that long to report a suspicious vehicle in your neighborhood?
 
I always want to give law enforcement the benefit of the doubt, but this doesn't look well managed.

Editor's note: There was a BOLO placed on the stolen truck as soon as it was reported later that morning when the owner awoke. You have to remember that the deputy spotted the pair trying to steal the trailer on Columbia Road. The investigators had no idea where the items in the back of the truck came from because the owners had not reported them missing. It was not until later in the day when the pair was arrested and property owners started filing reports that they were able to put the case together.

I don't know how they were able to go undetected in the search of the pond.
web posted August 1, 2014

My husband and I were coming from the lake on the night the biker was allegedly attacked. We saw a light flashing on the bridge, but no car around. I told my husband not to stop. We slowed and saw the biker, who appeared to have been running. He yelled, ‘Help me, please’, yet we just were not sure about stopping. I feel horrible that we didn’t feel safe stopping but that is what our society has come to. Anyway, I phoned 911 and asked them to go help him. Yes, there was a car parked at the bike parking area. No, there was no on chasing him. If it had been, where were they? He was coming from across the bridge on the Edgefield Co side. Why was he over there? Aren’t the trails on the McCormick Co side of the bridge? If it was indeed his car in the parking area, why not run there and leave? In this day and age, he had no phone? To call for help himself? And tonight I read he had a gun. If we had stopped...
 
I felt awful when I read about the attack and we hadn’t stopped to offer help. Yet, I couldn’t help but question the attack. And now, I really am glad we didn’t stop. If he really was attacked, I’m glad he’s okay. Either way, I hope the truth comes out.

Editor's note: I hope you have been in touch with the McCormick County Sheriff's Office with this information. If the claim by the alleged victim is false, he will be facing a charge of false report of a felony. Which is a felony.
web posted August 1, 2014

The cyclist who claimed he was attacked must have been under the influence or was on a tryst and didn't want his wife/girlfriend to know his whereabouts.  This is the dumbest thing I ever heard.
web posted August 1, 2014

RE: Mountain bike attack
There’s more to this story. I’ve been in that area many times and never seen hunters nor persons of interest in what I’am doin there,they themselves are enjoying nature.

P.S. hope you get well .
web posted August 1, 2014

Isn't it sad that the folks that really need the financial help these days are not the ones who easily can get it. We know a young man who has struggled with MS and do you think he could get on disability?  It was a year long battle to try to get some help for him and he cannot even walk. Yet some of these able bodied people have all kinds of financial aide. Seems so topsy turvey. I do not object to tax money going to folks who really need it. The key word there is "need". The problem today is that it is just expected and if one objects to that, they are racist or uncaring. The way someone can have self value is if they can work and take care of their families and themselves. By just living on handouts, if they are able bodied, we are taking their self worth away from them Sad cycle indeed.

Did you all catch the protests in front of the White House with illegals demanding their "rights"? Some even testified before Congress? Known illegals with no consequences what so ever! What rights do law breakers now in this country? I guess we are no longer a country of law keepers and the criminals seem to have the same rights as those who follow the law. Trouble is, the ones following the laws are supporting all the lawlessness and the law breakers. These protesters will get their "rights" and you and I will pay for it.  Topsy turvey for sure!
web posted August 1, 2014

Just how much more immature can the CEO at the ECH be? At the July 4th golf cart parade he was sitting in a child's blow up swimming pool shooting a water pistol as the carts rode by in the parade. We had spent time decorating our golf cart to involve our children and teach them about patriotism, the red, white and blue, etc., all to have this idiot wet the colored streamers and ruin our cart. [removed] When the heck will someone wake up and get him the heck out of dodge? If he is childish enough to do this, I can only imagine the goings on at the hospital. No thanks, I'll take my chances and go to Aiken or Augusta!

Editor's note: I was admitted to ECH at the onset of my problem the first of March by Dr. Tami Massey. I was treated by her and Dr. Rainsford and received excellent care from both before being transferred to University (I will never go back there again). The nurses, staff and volunteers at ECH were attentive, caring and professional. I hope people will remember to keep complaints about the administration and those that work at the hospital separate.
web posted August 1, 2014

DIAPER NAMES: Explanation
Rest Your Mind I know you have been laying awake at night wondering why baby diapers have brand names such as "Luvs", "Huggies," and "Pampers', while undergarments for old people are called "Depends".

Well here is the low down on the whole thing.

When babies crap in their pants, people are still gonna Luv'em, Hug'em and Pamper' em. When old people crap in their pants, it "Depends" on who's in the will!

Glad I got that straightened out so you can rest your mind.
web posted August 1, 2014
My brother has stage 4 cancer and cannot work so he has no income. It has been like climbing a mountain trying to get him some help with finances. Yet these young ladies having babies that we pay for and don't work. Those men that sit under the trees in Johnston and don't work so we are paying them to sit and drink all day. I have worked since I was 16 and my brother just started a new job and didn't have insurance yet so I don't understand how the government works. The system is so backwards no wonder these people don't work because nobody is going to make them and the people that need help can't get it.
web posted July 31, 2014
stated the hospital was "holding their own". In addition, net income was at $802,809 vs. a net loss of $514,000 over last year. This amounts to a $1.3MM "uptick" over the year.”

After reading all the garbage about ECH and the new CEO in wandering minds over the few previous months, seems the truth has finally came out.  Appears, as many have speculated, the pessimism was unfounded and derived from disgruntled former employee(s) who were actually the problem and about to cause the collapse of the hospital, before their removal from ECH.
web posted July 31, 2014

If the salaries of Edgefield County Hospital CEO & CFO are a matter of Public Record, could you publish them. I think there is quite a bit of concern among Edgefield County tax payers if the CEO's salary is actually $225,000 as well as other executive pay at ECH. The average CEO salary of rural hospitals with similar revenue to ECH is much lower than $225,000 according to the Rural Hospital Association.

Editor's note: I have sent a FOIA request for the information to the county to have them request and provide the information. I have confirmed that the CEO's salary is not $225,000. I also confirmed that the ECH Board did in fact vote to pay for him to return to school to get his masters degree. How much that is costing was not disclosed.
web posted July 31, 2014

Hope you will be well soon. I enjoy the daily news and if the ones complaining don't like it, why do they go to this site??? Actually, we all know why........they enjoy complaining!
web posted July 31, 2014
Re :  Whaa, whaa...

This poor poster must just need to have their posts get a reaction. I think it is a cry for attention. This person could not possibly be as callous and uncaring as they appear to be. If they are, it is surprising that they let the public see it. Oh, but this is an anonymous page so maybe their real lack of feelings is true, but just not credited to them. In this world of so many issues and needs, it is scary and concerning that there are such mean spirited folks out there. How sad for this person because in reality, they must be very, very unhappy. I actually prayed for this lost soul this morning. Hopefully one day they will understand what pain and suffering is-not in their own life but in their ability to feel compassion for someone else. Or, like I said, this attacking is just an attempt to get attention. If so, I guess I just fell into their trap. Oh well, it needs to be said.

I hope and pray that the editor can get answers and help for this unbelievable issue! It is so difficult to deal with constant pain. We wish him and his family all the best and healing soon!!

Editor's note: Thank you for your prayers. They help to sustain me as we deal with this situation.
web posted July 31, 2014
Star Spangled Banner as you have never heard before.
Bring Back Respect For Our Country

I am a Retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer after 20 years service for my Country. Every day it seems we lose what our forefathers sacrificed for the Freedom we have today. Its only right for all of us to spend a moment to realize that if we do not respect this great land and the values passed down to us, we will
eventually lose our freedom and way of life.
I respectfully request the editor of Edgefield Daily to listen to this video and if he feels it appropriate to publish this video clip so our citizens can enjoy and pass it on.

http://www.staged.com/video?v=kkPf
web posted July 31, 2014
Editor's post: I would like to thank the many readers who have sent in comments and emails defending me or supporting me from a rather tasteless comment on my condition. My bride wishes I would not post such comments. It does not bother me. As I have said before, as long as the good Lord is pleased with me and my bride is pleased with me I am happy.

I would like to thank my bride for typing for me tonight, completely typing one report as I sat by her side giving the information. Some reports were delayed due to this not being a good night.
web posted July 30, 2014
Here is a crazy thought. If the area the mountain biker was riding was truly a heavy hunting area, maybe the action of these thugs saved the life of the biker. Could he have been at risk of being shot by a "hunter"? Could it have been a warning? He could have been shot or could be shot in the future, not sure if it is hunting season right now but anyway...Interesting that there was a report that shots were returned. What a disturbing story all the way around. Not sure we have all the facts and maybe we won't. Should signs be posted to warn others? Should others venture in there to try to capture these thugs? I wonder what will really can be done about this. I would hope this was an isolated incident and that we will not see future events like this. Again, it would be good to have all the facts. Is this a hunting area or is something else going on?

We continue to pray for the editor's health and relief of pain. How difficult this must be.
web posted July 30, 2014

The more I read about this biker attacked on the bike trails the less I believe it. I think the guy staged the whole thing. Everything I read just keeps getting stranger and stranger.  If the guy is making this up can he be fined or something?

Editor's note: Yes. If in fact the investigation concludes that this is a hoax he can be charged with false report of a felony, which is a felony. The last information I have is the McCormick County sheriff's Office is investigating this on the account given by the rider and no new information has been released.
web posted July 30, 2014
RE: "Whaa whaa, I didn't sleep……… I'm so tired……. I'm so pitiful……. Feel sorry for me…….. Just do your job and quit whining. What's next? "send me money to make me well"… Get a life!"

WHAT'S UP WITH THIS JERK??!!????

You obviously have something against the editor, so why do you even bother to come to this web site?!???   There's plenty of other web sites to entertain yourself, so WHY DO YOU WANT TO PICK A FIGHT????  Dave Ramsey on his show openly admits that he blocks certain jerks.....think it's high time for the editor to start doing likewise!

P.S. You also might remember that what goes around, comes around:  how you treat others, sooner or later comes back to you.

Editor's note: This is the "jerk" as he has been labeled by readers. Sometimes others can be just as caring, but they are not this person. Just for information and clarity. My bride also suggested banning his comments. He is breaking no rules as has as much of a right to post his opinions as anyone else does. 
web posted July 30, 2014
RE:  Whaa whaa, I didn't sleep……… I'm so tired……. I'm so pitiful……. Feel sorry for me…….. Just do your job and quit whining. What's next? "send me money to make me well"… Get a life!

Don't know, can't understand this commentator's problem, however; he/she needs to "get a life or a hobby, maybe a job!"  Why visit [t]his website if you have nothing to contribute but negative comments concerning the Editors health issue. Those that care and are interested appreciate the updates and  hope the Doctors can find a solution to the problem,  we wish him a speedy recovery. Most of all he deserves "respect."
web posted July 30, 2014
RE:  Whaa whaa, I didn't sleep……… I'm so tired……. I'm so pitiful……. Feel sorry for me…….. Just do your job and quit whining. What's next? "send me money to make me well"… Get a life!

To whoever is sending these hateful messages in to the editor, you are the one that needs to get a life.  I’m sorry that your life sucks so badly that you must constantly spread hate on here.  As the editor has said, this is a FREE publication that he CHOSES to do even through his illness.  He can chose to stop reporting at any time but he pushes through the pain and everything else going on to provide the citizens of Edgefield County with reliable and up to the minute news.  Those of us who are daily readers of Edgefield Daily do actually care about the editor and want to know updates on his condition.  We are grateful that he provides this FREE service to us each and every day.  So as my grandmother always told me, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!!!” and feel free to quit reading at any time, none of us will miss you.
web posted July 30, 2014
To the person who wrote complaining about the editor being ill ---  You had better pray to God it never happens to you -  such a cruel, heartless soul you are.
web posted July 30, 2014

How's this for scary?  This is clearly not for anyone with a weak heart!
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/skC8u4Ok0Kg?rel=0

Editor's note: They are braver than I.
web posted July 30, 2014

This is a must see for all real Americans who care about what is right and what is wrong.  Media is controlling the message and therefore the mass of Americans who do not know history are being swayed into wrong beliefs.  Watch this video pay special attention to the beginning describing why Israel is where it is.  http://www.westernjournalism.com/liberals-dont-want-know-real-difference-israel-hamas/#LopKBCZ9Fg1mpuzQ.01
web posted July 30, 2014
Editor's post: I had my EMG today administered by the latest specialist I've been seeing. I've had EMG's before, no big deal. They wire you up and send electrical impulses along certain nerves to test how fast the signal took to reach its destination. At least that is my understanding. It's not painful, your fingers, hand, arm, leg or toes jump when the shock is sent. Not so on Monday.

This EMG was the most painful test I have ever been through. Forget waterboarding… give the terrorists this EMG and they will tell you anything. I had to sit in my truck for 20 minutes trying to regain control over the left side of my body before leaving afterwards. That continued well into the night. No results were given afterwards. Thank God he didn't do all four limbs, somebody would have had to come pick me up and there would have been no updates for Tuesday.

This is the first right handed only update in Edgefield Daily's 10 year history.
web posted July 29, 2014
Thank you County Council and Edgefield Daily for attending the ECH Board Meeting.  No executive meeting was called (unbelievable).  Director’s were not prepared to read their Reports.  The Council was not given advanced agenda nor reports in advance for enough time to interpret (between the lines data provided).  Two Board Members weren’t interested in showing up.  Nothing progressive nor positive was resolved at the meeting.  Maybe it is time to start replacing some complacent, impotent Board Members so the Hospital will finally be able to move forward.

Editor's note: I did not attend the meeting personally, but a recording was made in order to report on the meeting. County Council members present were Vice-chair Genia Blackwell and Councilman Rodney Ashcraft. A report on the meeting will be available on Wednesday.
web posted July 29, 2014
I would like to know the name of the mountain biker that allegedly got attacked after riding FATS. As an active mountain biker, and someone who has hundreds of volunteer hours on that trail and others in the CSRA, this is definitely disturbing. The worst thing we have ever dealt with before were a bunch of roofing nails dumped in various parking lots and the occasional ATV rider. If this account is indeed true, then we have big problems in our area.

Editor's note: An incident report on the attack has not been provided at this time. Edgefield Daily does not identify a victim unless they give their permission first. As the report states, he was attacked at the Stevens Creek trail after spending the day riding trails at the FATS location. The warning his wife issued was to riders of all the trails in the area, including FATS.
web posted July 29, 2014
RE: "Congratulations to Strom Thurmond High and to Greg Anderson, Dr. Wates and all the others who have inspired these students to work hard."

Who in the world put Dr. Wates in that mix.  Must be him or someone he knows, because that guy is nothing but what's in it for me.  All he's ever done is try to undermine Mr. Anderson's efforts, has tried to sneak in his own raise, and whined about having a picture of himself on display.  Get real.  Dr Wates?  Wonder if he's already proposed a statute of his likeness to be erected on the steps of STHS like Rocky.
web posted July 29, 2014

I was shocked over this speech because of who he is. [Bono]  Very nice delivery.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfuOOwJxsdU
web posted July 29, 2014
I heard the [mountain] biker that was attacked on Stevens Creek had a gun and shot at the people attacking him. Who did the shooting? Him or the guys he says was attacking him? I just find the whole thing unbelievable.

Editor's note: WRDW News 12 does have a report published on Monday following our Sunday report that says the victim returned fire. We do not have confirmation of that at this time. They report the rider had a 40 caliber Glock and fired it at the attackers at some point during or after the attack.
web posted July 29, 2014
It's a sad day when you have to carry a gun to ride bike trails. What's this world coming to?
web posted July 29, 2014
Whaa whaa, I didn't sleep……… I'm so tired……. I'm so pitiful……. Feel sorry for me…….. Just do your job and quit whining. What's next? "send me money to make me well"… Get a life!

Editor's note: Thank you for reading. In case you missed something over the many responses to so many of the comments you post, Edgefield Daily is free to our readers and we do not request or require registration or payment to read our content - unlike most news organizations in the CSRA. I'm sure you will be thrilled by the Editor's post today.
web posted July 29, 2014

Shocker from Judge Napolitano. Incredible!

I don't care what your political association is, this is pretty shocking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7n2m-X7OIuY
web posted July 29, 2014
Editor's post: So much for a restful weekend. Never slept from the time I got up Saturday until the time I went to bed Sunday morning around 8 am, and then only slept about and hour or so. My Doctor is doing all she can to keep me comfortable, but more often than not the pain is greater than the pain pills can fight. As the pain continues to increase exponentially in severity, I have to begin to examining how long I will be able to continue working, even my limited schedule, if my condition does not improve. Fear not, there are seasoned reporters who are ready to step in and pick up the slack. I hope that it does not come to that, but I will do what is best for my health and my family, as well as Edgefield Daily.

Happy Birthday Mom. May you have many more.
web posted July 28, 2014
Congratulations to Strom Thurmond High and to Greg Anderson, Dr. Wates and all the others who have inspired these students to work hard.  I think it is great that they have set such a record.  I wonder if it will ever be matched.  The students should be proud of the guidance they have and I'm sure they are.
web posted July 28, 2014

Congrats to the class of 2014. Perhaps Greg Anderson might want to recognize the efforts of the students and maybe even the efforts of the teachers of those students. The Administration teaches no students, the guidance department teaches no students, the District office and the Superintendent teach no students.

Editor's note: No, but they do work to help the students apply for these scholarships and fight to help them get them. It is a team effort of students, teachers, and the district to help them succeed. And this year, boy did they ever!
web posted July 28, 2014
Wasn't there something recently in the Edgefield Daily concerning a new cell phone tower going up on Five Notch Rd.?  Does anyone have an update on that?  We are in desperate need of one in the Sweetwater area.  Any information is appreciated.

Editor's note: The cell tower has been approved, as we reported here. The delay would be on the construction end, not the county. We need one near the 2000 block of Martintown Road as well as one somewhere mid point of Sweetwater Road. I know at least one county council member is working towards getting more in the fastest growing portion of the county.
web posted July 28, 2014

I am so glad to hear Edgefield Daily is going to begin covering the ECH Board Meetings beginning Monday, July 28.  The ECH Board Minutes are Public Record and looking back since Mr. Clary has been the CEO, there has been an Executive Session every Board Meeting.(to exclude the Public’s awareness of anything the CEO would like to keep private.)  Prior to Mr. Clary as CEO, records show Executive Sessions averaged 2-3 per year.  If County Council Members attended these meetings, they would become aware of the outrageous financial decisions made by the CEO and CFO (i.e. CEO salary increase to $225,000, golden parachute contract renewable annually).  How could the CEO expect all of these perks when he has cost the taxpayers of Edgefield County so much money, destroyed the morale of the Employees and alienated all the Physicians.  I think it is time that County Council and the taxpayers of Edgefield County become fully aware of what has and is taking place at ECH since Mr.  Clary has become CEO of the hospital.  If this type of Administrative Leadership continues, the hospital will end up closing its doors and the whole County loses.
web posted July 28, 2014

One of the consequences of such notions as "entitlements" is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence.   Thomas Sowell
web posted July 28, 2014
Hey Feds! Here I am!

I'm a Racist for criticizing Obama.
I’m a Homophobe because I believe in the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman.
I’m a Terrorist because I believe in my 2nd Amendment Rights.
I’m a Tea-Bagger for supporting the Constitution.
I’m a Threat To National Security because I refuse to shut up!
I’m a Troublemaker for asking unanswered questions.
I’m a Birther for questioning the lack of documentation of the Commander In
Chief.
I’m a Traitor for blowing the whistle on my corrupt Government.
I’m a Conspiracy Theorist for presenting documented facts.
I’m Anti-American for supporting Constitutionalists.
I’m a War Monger because I support the Troops.
I’m a Greedy Capitalist because I believe that you are not entitled to what I
have earned.
I’m a Separatist because-because-because! I oppose Illegal Immigration and
Sharia Law.

Yep, Guilty, and Proud Of It!!!
web posted July 28, 2014

This was apparently put together by a Pastor¹s wife and is absolutely  excellent!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=BNRT0P-oZfw#t=39
web posted July 28, 2014
A state patrolman is chasing an older man who doesn't stop but continues to just speed up. Finally the older man stops for the patrolman. The conversation is this-

Patrolman: Why did you speed up instead of stopping for me?  If you can give me a reason for speeding that I have not heard before, I will give you a warning instead of a ticket

Older man: Two years ago my wife ran off with a state patrolman and I thought you were bringing her back to me. 

The older man just got a warning.
web posted July 26, 2014

RE: "An American Veteran………………….. Semper-Fi"

Amen brother.  I've got my list. Huaah!
web posted July 26, 2014

A great example of patriotism that is alive and well in the USA!  Be sure you watch this!!!!!!
http://mortenson.wistia.com/medias/tejnwpitig

Editor's note: Awesome.
web posted July 26, 2014
RE: Mother of 8, Editor's post "How often do you ever hear of a government worker getting fired? They move up or get transferred."

Amen and Obama and the DEMONrats do it over and over. Fast & Furious, nobody fired 1 American dead, Benghazi, nobody fired, 4 Americans dead, VA scandal, nobody fired, hundreds of VETS dead, IRS, nobody fired, Conservatives targeted to reelect Obama. The mother of 8 is what Obama and the DEMONrats want, more slaves that will vote for them paid for by MY money. What BS!
web posted July 25, 2014
RE: Teen arrested defending mother
I thought the post by someone that talked like a lawyer was interesting. If all that is true, then why did they arrest the kid? I'm not a lawyer or a cop, but I wouldn't have arrested him if I wasn't going to arrest the guy that started everything and was attacking him mom. If somebody attacks my mom you can bet your [rear] that the guy better hope it's just a brick and not a bullet! The whole world is upside down!
web posted July 25, 2014
America would be respected around the world if Pres. Obama would treat Russia, Iran, and the terrorists taking over like he does the Tea Party and Republicans. Obviously he's too busy fighting Americans to fight terrorists.
web posted July 25, 2014
The American Dream ended on November 6, 2012 in Ohio. The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.
 
A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America.
The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch... The Pit Bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod, along with international Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.
 
Our side ran two candidates who couldn't even win their own home states, and the circus fatster Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a glowing "post Sandy" tribute that elevated the "Commander-in-Chief" to Mother Teresa status. (Aside: with the way the polls were run, he didn't need any help!)
 
People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.
 
You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not moderates & shy not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.
 
Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to "white guilt" and political correctness...
 
An American Veteran………………….. Semper-Fi
web posted July 25, 2014

Eric Holder's Eye Chart
http://newsbusters.org/eric-holders-eye-chart.html
web posted July 25, 2014

Editor's post: My bride and I saw the new specialist (Neurologist) on Wednesday in Aiken. After the examination he ordered an Electromyogram and Nerve Conduction Velocity test (or EMG/NCV) to determine just how much nerve damage has been done to this point. I suppose it was timely that Wednesday was a very bad day and he got to see me the way I am when it is at its worse. Then again, it is not as if I have good days to begin with.
web posted July 24, 2014
Re:  Mother of 8 - - This is a commentary by a urologist named Sebastian J. Ciancio, M.D.

If this E-rumor is true, the grandmother's request should have been denied for the simple fact that she failed to raise a responsible daughter.  The DCFS case worker should be summarily fired and banished from holding any other governmental position.

Editor's note: How often do you ever hear of a government worker getting fired? They move up or get transferred.
web posted July 24, 2014

Re:  Hats off to all those hard working migrant workers!!!

I agree. We must also give kudos to Mr. Carr for working within the guidelines of H-2A.  However, I must disagree with a statement made by Mr. Ramirez.  It is not that Americans can't do the work, its that they won't do it.  Why should they.  Under present entitlement programs, there are many who are compensated for just breathing.  Do we need immigration reform?  By all means - Yes.  But more importantly, we need serious "Welfare" reform.

Editor's note: No one has a problem with immigrants, only when the word illegal proceeds the identifying moniker. 
web posted July 24, 2014

How can a teen or anyone for that matter be arrested for protecting his mother (or anyone else) from an attack?  I certainly hope that if I were being attacked that someone, any one, would come to my aid.  Why are we punishing those brave enough to give these attackers what they deserve?  If they just stood by and allowed the attack to  continue, wouldn't we be saying, "How could he/she have just stood there?"  My God, what has our mindset come to!  Just when you think you've seen it all.......

I don't know those from the first article, but everyone in Johnston knows how dangerous Lester [Merriweather] is.  All you have to do is pass him downtown to get the idea.  Can't stop shaking my head.

Mr. Editor, hope you are feeling better and continue to improve.

Editor's note: Thank you for your concern.
web posted July 24, 2014
RE: Teen Arrested Defending Mother
The right to take the life of an assailant during an unprovoked assault extends to any relative, friend, or bystander if the use of deadly force is necessary to save the victim wrongfully assaulted from imminent danger of being murdered by the assailant, if the assault is malicious and unprovoked and with a deadly weapon, with the apparent malicious intention to take the life of the victim and thereby commit murder, and if such murder is imminent, then any relative, friend, or bystander has the right to take the life of the assailant if necessary to prevent such murder, provided there was no other reasonable means of escape for the victim so assailed, and provided both the person assailed and the person coming to his defense were without legal fault in bringing on the difficulty.

South Carolina has adopted the so-called alter-ego rule with respect to the defense of others. In State v. Cook, 78 S.C. 253, 59 S.E. 862 (1907), the Court summarized this rule:

If you intervene on behalf of another, you will not be allowed the benefit of the plea of self-defense, unless that plea would have been available to the person you assisted if he himself had done the killing.

In other words, the person intervening is deemed to stand in the shoes of the person on whose behalf he is intervening. If that individual had the right to defend himself, then the intervening party is also protected by that right. If, however, the party [victim] had no right to use force Then the intervening party will also assume the liability of the person on whose behalf he interfered.  McAninch and Fairey, p. 494.

The defense of others rules apply to any relative, friend or bystanders State v. Hays, supra. The same principles of retreat and withdrawal apply as if the individual himself were acting in self-defense rather than on behalf of someone else. If there was no duty to retreat by the person being assisted, there is no duty imposed upon the intervenor.
web posted July 24, 2014

So now the story is going to be that the job of President is just too hard for someone to do well? A real leader should be able to do it.  However,  if all one does is fund raise and ignore major problems around the world it may be hard to do a good job.   Maybe if there were competent folks around a President that would help him handle it.  Maybe if agenda items like Obamacare were not the only things worked on, that would help him handle it. Maybe if one was more concerned about the job and not the perks and vacations, that would be helpful.  Maybe if there was the desire to be a world leader of a great country it would help him handle it. Somehow I agree with the idea that the job of President may be too had to do if all of your experience is in community organizing. There is a whole lot more to the job than that. The trouble is that community organizing can sway elections because the ground game is slanted. Something for people to think about in future elections.

 Maybe we need a leader that is actually qualified to do the job of President. I believe there are people out there that are qualified. Seems like the governor of Texas, for one,  is showing leadership. Hopefully some qualified folks will apply and one will get hired. Our future is at stake. If you have not seen the movie America, it is well worth seeing! It opens your eyes to many things about what is really going on.
web posted July 24, 2014

A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: 'Talking Dog For Sale 'He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.
The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there. 'You talk?' he asks.
'Yep,' the Lab replies. After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says 'So, what's your story?'

The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so... I told the CIA. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.'
'I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running...

But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.' 'I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired.'

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog. 'Ten dollars,' the guy says.

'Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?'
'Because he's a [BS]er. He's never been out of the yard'
web posted July 24, 2014

Much has been made about the perception that President Obama is disengaged from the matters of state.  Whenever there is a major event, a crisis, a dangerous situation, detractors claim that he is either uncaring or or aloof.   After nearly six years of the Obama Administration, it seems the truth is even more disturbing.

Read who is really in control...
web posted July 24, 2014

I attended the 1st annual Edgefield Cruise-In with my old car.  We both had a great time in spite of the shaky weather.  I congratulate the event organizer Ms Beth and all her volunteers.  They did a really good job.  All I saw for most of the day was big smiles.  I had good and plentiful food.  If it had not rained the amount of attendees/cars would have been very large.
 
I hope this can be a beginning of something great for the town of Edgefield.  Hey maybe we can do this twice a year.  If you missed this then you......... well you just missed good fun.

Editor's note: I was told if it had not been for some rain, there would not have been enough parking places for the cars. From countless emails, fun was had by all. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend, but did provide several free promotional articles leading up to the event.

I have no doubt the car show will be back.
web posted July 23, 2014
What kind of a jerk throws rocks at little kids? Especially when they're your nieces!! If it was another kid maybe it wouldn't be so bad but this is a grown MAN!! I hope the judge puts his butt in jail for what he did. How could you hurt a 5 YO little girl by throwing a rock? You could kill a little kid that age. This made me so mad when I read it! I'd like to say a lot more…… I am SO MAD! 
web posted July 23, 2014
I thought u were on the cops side. they make u mad or something? 2 stories in a row about kids getting arrested fo helping their moms?

Editor's note: I am on the side of truth. Neither story you mention was intended to be a negative on the respective law enforcement agency handling the calls. That is what happened and it was reported just like any other incident that is covered.
web posted July 23, 2014

I can understand the kid in Johnston being arrested for hitting the guy in the head with a brick. I know that he saw his mama being jumped on but he could have jumped on the guy rather than hit him upside the head with a [darn] brick. What if he killed him? He'd prob be facing murder [charges]. I don't agree with the other kid being [charged] for hitting the guy attacking his mom. That doesn't make any sense. I would have done the same thing.
web posted July 23, 2014
The analysis is at the end.  Hopefully you keep up with IRS computer crashes and its implications.

    The Odds
    The odds of winning the Florida lottery are 1 in 22,957,480.
    The odds of winning the Powerball is 1 in 175,223,510.
    The odds of winning Mega Millions is 1 in 258,890,850.
    The odds of a disk drive failing in any given month are roughly one in 36. The odds of two different drives failing in the same month are roughly one in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300. The odds of three drives failing in the same month is 36 cubed or 1 in 46,656.
    The odds of SEVEN different drives failing in the same month (like what allegedly happened at the IRS when they received a letter asking about emails targeting conservative and pro-Israeli groups) is 37 to the 7th power, which equals 1 in 78,664,164,096.   (That's over 78 Billion).  In other words, the odds are greater that you will win the Florida Lottery 342 times than having those seven IRS hard drives crashing in the same month.

Editor's note: As the investigation has expanded, so has the number of hard drives that have now been reported to have crashed suddenly. They can keep everything about you for 80 years, but, dog gone it, they just can't seem to be able to keep those pesky emails. According to the Democrats, it's all because those "extremist Republicans" refused to give the IRS more money.
web posted July 23, 2014
As of today Obama has made 41 changes to ObamaCare to avoid it being implemented to help the DEMONcrats that shoved this down our throats in another election. As soon as the elections are over and he's scott free, we're going to get hammered for insurance and people are going to lose their jobs. Thanks to the DEMONcrats!
web posted July 23, 2014
Editor's note: The article in this post refers to Titan Farms
Hats off to all those hard working migrant workers!!! They're just here doing the jobs that Americans can't handle! God bless each and everyone of you!
http://www.nationaljournal.com/next-america/population-2043/do-you-like-peaches-then-this-south-carolina-farmer-suggests-you-like-immigration-reform-too-20140718
web posted July 23, 2014

Mother of 8 - - This is a commentary by a urologist named Sebastian J. Ciancio, M.D about a woman in her twenties who he says is having babies just to be supported by the welfare system.  The mother already has seven children who have been released to the custody of their grandmother and the doctor says the Department of Child and Family Services in Illinois is paying the family $1500 per child plus groceries. Total yearly income: $144,000 tax-free, not to mention free healthcare (Medicaid) plus a monthly "Link" card entitling her to free groceries, etc, and a voucher for 250 free cell phone minutes per month. This does not even include WIC and other welfare programs.
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/b/breadwinner.htm#.U88jBrGmW68
web posted July 23, 2014
Editor's post: It is scary what is happening to our youth right here in Edgefield County. I am not talking about the two teens recently either charged or arrested allegedly defending their mothers from being attacked. Those cases can be debated on their own merits. No, I am talking about a much broader and far deeper problem. I hear the calls dispatched, I read the incident reports and see the ages of those involved get younger and younger over the past ten years. Parents had better wake up and pay attention as to where your children are and, more importantly, who they are with. 
web posted July 22, 2014
I don't know about anyone else but if I had a loved one murdered on the Malaysian flight that was shot down, I would be horrified by the way the bodies of the dead are being treated. I am horrified and I didn't lose anyone on that flight. Where is the U. S.  in getting in there and retrieving our dead? What in the world is wrong with this picture? This is the most inhumane and disgusting event I have witnessed in a long time. Maybe I don't know all the facts as to why we are not part of this investigation, but we seem to just sit by and let all the bullies have their way. I forgot, this country no longer seems to value the lives or deaths of its citizens. I also forgot that we really have no power in the world anymore. So sad!!
web posted July 22, 2014
Re: lazy machines
If your machines are lazy it's because you are lazy.

Editor's note: What does life feel like without humor?
web posted July 22, 2014
Remember, LEGAL immigrants get a green card.  Illegal immigrants costs the TAXPAYERS about $250 BILLION each year.  Who pays?  Mostly the local citizens pay for the schooling, mostly the local state taxpayers pay for the policing of these illegal immigrants.  Mostly somebody else pays.

"What difference at this point does it matter?"
 
"What difference at this point does it matter" if we have laws, or don't have laws?  Who must obey the laws and who may violate the laws?
"What difference at this point does it matter" if we have a border or immigration policy or not? 
"What difference at this point does it matter" if we run up huge deficits and borrow to pay for illegal immigrants invading our nation? 
"What difference at this  point does it matter" if these illegal immigrants bring disease into our nation?
"What difference at this point does it matter" if these illegal immigrants have no jobs waiting for them, no means of taking care of themselves, and in the case of the children, Child Labor Laws prohibit them from taking jobs.
So, back to the original question:  WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR THIS INVASION BY ILLEGALS? 
ILLEGALS SAY, SEND BILL TO GOVERNMENT!!! (YES, WE ARE).
web posted July 22, 2014

I've noticed that sometimes there is very little news and then I read your [Editor's] post [Monday] and wondered if that was because of your problem or because there just isn't any news? I'm not complaining, just curious and think others might be too.

Editor's note: There are days where there really is not any news worthy incidents to report. If and when there is a reduction of reporting due to my condition it is stated at that time.
web posted July 22, 2014
RE: A good night's sleep.
Down a pint of rum and take 2 aspirin 30 mins before going to bed. You'll sleep like a baby and wake up without a headache!!

Editor's note: Thanks for the advice but, no, I don't think so.
web posted July 22, 2014
Editor's post: I remember a good night's sleep. It is right up there with having a good day. As time goes by those memories are beginning to fade. Off to see yet another specialist this week and, no doubt, another round of tests. About to wrap up month number five without being any closer to finding out what is going on than we were from the beginning.

I, and my beautiful bride, cannot thank Dr. Tami Massey enough for her ongoing care during all of this. She is far more than a "Primary Care Physician", she has been a God-send to us.
web posted July 21, 2014
Before DOE there was ERDA which was in charge of the nuclear weapons complex . It was not around for long. Prior to ERDA the nuclear weapons sites were run by the AEC (Atomic Energy Commission) . Under Carter many agencies were consolidated to form DOE due the energy crisis . The point is that SRS and the other sites in the weapons complex have always been under contract to private companies but the government has been in charge since the Manhattan Project.
web posted July 21, 2014

My gun.
Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 30.06 right in the doorway. I left 6 shells beside it, then left it alone... and went about my business.While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street, and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of our house. After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn't moved itself outside. It certainly hadn't killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so. In fact, it hadn't even loaded itself. Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people. Either the media is wrong or I'm in possession of the laziest gun in the world. Well, I'm off to check on my spoons. I hear they're making people fat. The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World. But if you take out Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and New Orleans, the United States is 4th from the bottom for Murders. These 4 Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the United States . ALL 4 are controlled by Democrats. It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data – right?

Editor's note: We have the same problem. Not only that, but with other pieces of machinery. My lawn mower, weedeater and hedge trimmer are super lazy. Hasn't cut the grass, walkway or shrubs in two weeks and I had to go out there and do it myself the last time it got done. Same with the vacuum, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Lazy, lazy, lazy and lazy. At least the refrigerator and ice maker works.
web posted July 21, 2014

I cannot believe Edgefield County Sheriffs Office charged the son for aiding his mother from being attacked by the drunk husband.  The husband could have killed this woman if it had not been for the son being a hero only to be charged with a crime?  Sheriff Dobey and the entire Sheriffs Office has lost my respect I will remember this come election!  You all could do better!

Editor's note: I doubt this charge will ever result in a guilty verdict if it even gets that far. It was a judgement call by the deputy as far as who to charge after his investigation. The story was reported because I thought about how the mother, who was just attacked by her husband, had to sit down and discuss with her son why he was being punished for doing the right thing once the father had been arrested and deputies left the scene.
web posted July 21, 2014

Scrabble
George Bush : When you rearrange the letters it spells He Bugs Gore
President Barack Obama : When you rearrange the letters it spells An Arab Backed Imposter
web posted July 21, 2014
Bob Lonsberry on Two Americas - Worth Reading
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/l/Bob-Lonsberry-Two-Americas.htm#.U8yMb7GmW68
web posted July 21, 2014
I am extremely disappointed in Edgefield's Sheriffs Dept and the decision to charge that son with assault for protecting his mother. I just read a link to another story in which a dad beat a suspect unconscious for molesting his son. Law enforcement chose not to charge him so why can't that be done here? It seems the son was in a hard situation, darned if he did and darned if he didn't. Law enforcement should be afforded some discretion in cases such as these.

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/26054502/daytona-dad-beats-man-he-found-allegedly-raping-his-son-report-says?debug=true

Editor's note: The deputy (or officer on the scene) has full discretion on whether or not to file charges.
web posted July 19, 2014
Why would they charge the poor kid for protecting him mom? That's just stupid! I had to read that 3 times to make sure I didn't miss something. If anything they should have given the kid a pat on the back.
web posted July 19, 2014
RE: "What a bitter, unhappy individual you must be!!  You're probably the reason you never had an important job.  Couldn't handle it?  Couldn't perform well enough?

Oh how wrong you are, and obviously being with the govt. for soooooo long you definitely know what assuming does.  You are right, I couldn't handle it.  Seeing a one page document go through four different layers, coming back with this word or that word being changed.  I surely knew there was a better use of my time elsewhere.  And if you truly are not an O supporter, then you'd also know what Ronald Reagan said.  Govt is not the solution to our problems, Govt. IS the problem.  Not all govt employees are useless, but even you have to admit there is a helluva lot of deadwood that needs to be culled.  But unlike private enterprise, try getting rid of that deadwood. And the bloat of govt bureacracy is perpetuated.

As to govt always running the nuke sites.  Not exactly true.  Yes they contracted DuPont, so it was de facto govt run.  However, the day to day operations were by a private enterprise and they did it with 4000 personnel.  And to get your facts really right, when did the DoE come into existence - under Jimma, Jimma Carter which was late 70's.  Uncle Dupey helped with the nuke effort for WWII.  If you want to cut govt waste - abolish the DoE.  It's not doing what it was initially set up to do anyway, which was to make this country energy independent.  The only thing it did was grow itself and our tax burden.
web posted July 19, 2014
This is about the kid being charged or arrested or whatever for hitting his dad who was beating on his mother. Is that the message the sheriff wants to send to kids in homes where domestic violence may be an ongoing thing? That if you do something to stop it you get arrested?

Editor's note: The son was charged on a ticket, which is considered an arrest, but was not booked into custody. He does still have to go through the process as if he was booked and released on bond until court.
web posted July 19, 2014
Our hands on, concerned for the middle class,  President's schedule for this week.  No day starts earlier than 10 AM.  Friday isn't even planned.  He has a 16 day vacation coming up at Martha's Vineyard.  How do you like paying for that?
    * A civilian jet with approx 20 Americans (295 total people)  is shot down with a Russian made high altitude guided missile.
     * Israel is responding to rocket attacks against civilians by invading Gaza to kill Hamas terrorists.
     * Libya is falling to the same islamo-fascists that are over taking Iraq.
     * China is asserting authority over the South China Sea.
     *  Vietnam is asking US for help against the Chinese.
     *  Islamo-fascists are on the move.
the truth is what it is.  there is no political spin to solve this

http://www.whitehouse.gov/schedule/complete/2014-W29
web posted July 19, 2014
What's going on at the hospital board?

Editor's note: Things are quiet right now. The next meeting of the ECH Board will be Thursday, July 28. We will have a report the following Friday morning.
web posted July 19, 2014
Editor's post: WIN up to $100 - I would like to publish a list of the ten dumbest things you could say to a police officer. To do that, I am asking for your help. The person with the #1 saying will win $100. Members of law enforcement are encouraged to send in things they have encountered or heard from other officers. There will be prizes for second and third place as well. Winners can keep their names confidential if desired.
Examples:
Officer: Is that your bag of dope? Person: No, mine's much bigger. 
Officer: Driver's license, registration and insurance please. Person: No problem, can you hold my beer while I get it?
web posted July 18, 2014
Re: "This is why so many people let their dogs run loose…… because they're going to get warned a million times before anything is done!"

Amen to that! We have complained about our neighbor who lets his dogs run loose for over a year. They've killed some of our chickens, tear up stuff in the yard, scare and chase our cat so bad that we have to keep her inside now, and crap in our yard for us to have to clean up. They [law enforcement] come out and say we have to be able to prove his dogs are the ones doing it. While the dogs are running around loose!!! Everybody else keeps their dogs in a fence or on a runner. HELLO! My husband was keeping a gun in the kitchen and saying he's gonna shoot the dogs the next time they get in the yard. I made him put it up because they'd probably arrest him if he did! Everybody has rights unless you obey the law ! !

Editor's note: You probably gave your husband good advice. You cannot shoot a dog just because it is in your yard. You can shoot only to protect yourself, someone else or property (including pets) that are being attacked or you are in fear of an attack due to obvious aggressive behavior. You can call the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office (803-637-5337) or your local law enforcement agency to be properly informed of your rights.   
web posted July 18, 2014
Re: RE "All Federally employed employees are considered .......retirement plan."
 
What a bitter, unhappy individual you must be!!  You're probably the reason you never had an important job.  Couldn't handle it?  Couldn't perform well enough? To place all government employees into one category is just like saying one tomato on the vine is rotten so the entire plant is no  good and will not produce decent fruit.  I have seen many federal employees (myself one of them) who did an honest day's work and something worthwhile was accomplished.  I guess supporting our military in a civilian capacity is not doing anything of value to you.  All the people you mention are part of the Obama regime and democrats.  I was and am not.  I also am not a democrat nor do I vote for them nor believe in the way they are ruining this country. Your drivel reveals just how biased, and one minded you seem to be.  Are there any bad or unproductive workers in whatever your consider your occupation to be?  Maybe everyone in that occupation should carry a derogatory label because if some are bad they are all bad.
web posted July 18, 2014

I never knew that government employees were "public servants". Elected officials are the ones that are considered "public servants" in my opinion. I agree that the folks in Congress should not get the benefits they get. The person who ranted about SRS sounds like they have sour grapes to me. The idea that DOE took over the site from Dupont is just evidence that this person does not know what they are talking about. SRS has always been run by the government. Dupont had a contract with the government to run the site as is always the case with these nuclear weapons sites. They have a contractor now, it is just no longer Dupont.

One thing to keep in mind is that government employees at least have jobs. Many try to do a good job, even though there is a lot of red tape etc. These folks are not on the roles of welfare. All this talk about the illegals getting subsidies is definitely a huge, huge issue. Let us not forget, however, that there are currently a majority of people in this country (legal residents) that are already on the take from the government. Government employees pay taxes just like everyone else and they too are all supporting the leeches that are sucking the blood out of this country. The whole system needs to be overhauled but that won't happen. Think of the riots in this country if someone took away the freeloaders' hand outs.

Granted, there is a lot of waste etc with the government but be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater (love those old sayings!).Many good people are government employees. To throw them all under the bus is as ridiculous as throwing all teachers under the bus. The system may not be perfect, in fact it is far from perfect, but  a person working to support their family is not the same as some of these people that are doing illegal activities.  Come on, how can you compare the two? All government employees are not doing illegal activities.
web posted July 18, 2014

To the individual who falsely accused the Editor of "tearing down the community" 

That's a pretty bold statement when you consider that the [Edgefield] Daily gives our community the ability to keep up with things such as our local youth baseball team, school news, breaking news, weather, other sports from around the county, as well as a format for public discussion on topics that would most often be "swept under the rug" or simply ignored.  The Daily provides readers with exactly what its name implies, daily news, up to the minute in an easy to read format, that keeps me informed. 

I've read opinion pieces, political commentary, I can see who died within 24 hours of the death, find out if school is open or closed when I get up in the morning, read editorials from local preachers, and even look through classifieds.  Now tell me again what it is that your "once a week" paper does that Edgefield Daily doesn't? 

The future is so bright here in Edgefield County, we have to wear shades.

Editor's note: Thank you for your kind comments.
web posted July 18, 2014

It's really upsetting to see all the negative comments everywhere about the illegal aliens...when you have Americans that live off the government. Living off those millions of dollars that those illegal aliens can't claim during tax refund season. People on food stamps and section 8 and riding around in brand new cars,wearing name brand clothing, and with 2 cell phones. What's wrong with that picture? People "complain" about not being able to find a job becauae illegals take their jobs, there are plenty of jobs but nobody wants to do the hard dirty work. Mostly all the fruit and vegetables you pick up at the grocery store are being picked by those illegal aliens. Those illegal aliens that work their butts off to make min wage or less just to be able to provide for their families. Coming from a Mexican background myself it just breaks my heart to see negative posts about illegals. In God's eyes we are all the same, he doesn't discriminate why should we!?
web posted July 18, 2014

An 87 year old lady was speeding in Texas and was pulled over by a State Trooper. When the State Trooper requested the woman’s driver’s license, the Trooper noticed a pistol in her front passenger seat, a sawed off shot gun in the back seat.  The Trooper then requested this elderly woman to open her trunk for his inspection.  The 4 ft 10 inch, 85 lb. lady  responded quickly and showed another sawed off shot gun in the

Trunk.  The Trooper was shocked by all of this fire power and asked the octogenarian “What are you afraid of?  The sweet little lady looked up at the tall, robust Trooper and replied, “NOT A [removed] thing."

Editor's note: Thanks for the laugh. However, I am looking more for "one liners" for the contest. Some of those submitted already are quite funny. Keep them coming.
web posted July 17, 2014

Bears in Edgefield. I wonder if people are reporting seeing bears just to get in the newspaper?

Editor's note: I do not have information on who called in the latest report, however; the name of the persons making the reports have never been mentioned. One report was due to a photo taken of a bear in January, as linked in the report. I have no reason to doubt the validity of the callers making the reports.
web posted July 17, 2014
Re: Bear sightings in Edgefield
I've lived in Edgefield my entire life and have seen bears around here since I was a little kid and I'm 64. Maybe with more people moving in they panic if they see a bear. So what? It's a bear. Leave it alone and it'll leave you alone.
web posted July 17, 2014

This is about the dog owner getting arrested because of his out of control vicious German Sheppard. First of all that's not a little dog. That's a big dog that can kill a grown man much less a small kid. Why did it take "several" complaints before he was arrested? He should have been arrested when the dog bit the girl jogging. The cop should have shot the dog when it charged him and then made the man bury the dog before going to jail. This is why so many people let their dogs run loose…… because they're going to get warned a million times before anything is done!
web posted July 17, 2014
Re: Editor's comment on not buying the local paper:
You may not buy, but you DO read it. At least the paper prints some good news and is more concerned about building community than tearing it down.
Thankfully, that hold themselves to journalistic standards.

Editor's note: I do not lie. We report the news, weather and sports as well as features (which are always positive). As such, the news can be good, bad or indifferent as can the weather and sports. It's not sunny every day and our hometown teams do not always win. We also do not withhold a report because of who it involves, regardless of their stature or position. Welcome to reality in the news.
web posted July 17, 2014

RE: Man arrested in bed w/13-YO
How did this thug get in the girls bedroom without her momma knowing? She had to have let him in her window or the door and was not a "victim" if you ask me! I can tell you what would happen when I was growing up…. the last person that would be called was the police. That stupid SOB would have never been heard from again.
web posted July 17, 2014
Re:  (July 11, 2014) Johnston is suffering from bad management

The writer made the comments: “Shouldn't the owner of the burned down Section 8 home be required do something about it?...yet many slum lords have no requirements for their renters to keep up property...like cut grass, and keep vehicles off the front yard…Many of the issues have been presented to the Johnston Town Council...who still do nothing.  Why? It could be some of the Town Council are also slum lords.”
 
If you want to know who the “slum lords” are in Johnston, and Edgefield too for that matter, simply click on (or paste to your browser) the following link to access the webpage for the Edgefield County Assessor’s Office, http://qpublic.net/sc/edgefield/. At the top of the page, click on “Search Records”.  Then click on “Yes, I accept the above statement.”  By clicking on “Search by Location Address”, you can enter the street number and street name to find out exactly who the owner is for the properties referred to.  Be advised that when you enter the street name, abbreviations are used.  For example, “Edisto Street” should be entered as “Edisto St”.  Spelling out the name will result in “No Record Found”.  You can also search by “Owner Name”.  Simply enter a last name, and a list of properties owned by everyone with that last name will appear.

It is very interesting to see that the majority of the “slum,” rundown, and section 8 properties are owned by only three individuals.  And yes, the writer is correct, “it could be some of the Town Council are also slum lords.”  At least one is anyway.  Of course new Mayor Culbreath and new Councilman Attaway don’t apply, as neither of them own any property in Edgefield County.  At least they don’t pay taxes on any.  Hmmmm…
web posted July 17, 2014

Why is it that law enforcement of Johnston is allowed to say that [a former officer] resigned? He has.not been held accountable for his actions and has been able to avoid any criminal charges. The reason he "resigned" is due to a "Order of Protection" that was issued to protect his victim. He is not allowed to have or carry a firearm, which makes it impossible for him to remain a cop. If he had been a regular citizen, then he would be held accountable for his actions but being a "cop" puts you above the law. Johnston Police Dept needs to be completely over hauled! The citizens deserve to have officer's that enforce laws, not break them.
The citizens of Johnston deserve to have a Police Dept. that protects and serves the community not harass, intimidate, and bully the citizens.
web posted July 17, 2014

RE: "All Federally employed employees are considered to be in "public service" and are frequently referred to as "public servants".  I guess those who faithfully work for 30-40 or more are just supposed to walk away and have no retirement.  Having been a "public servant" for more than 30 years I  thank God that the federal sector does have a retirement plan."

"Faithfully work" my @$$!  Unless you were military, you're part of the problem!  30 years at sucking the govt.'s teet doing probably mostly nothing of any importance.  Well, except your own self-importance. I took a govt. job for three years and couldn't stand it.  Most of them pontificated about being "experts" because they were govt., but most couldn't pour [water] out of a boot with the instructions glued to the heel.  And day in and day out they slogged to work, pretending to do work, but doing nothing.  (Example:  DuPont ran the nuke site at SRS for 40 years when they were in fact making something.  Govt. (DoE) took it over and it ballooned to 22,000 employees, MAKING NOTHING!) You know why I quit? One year I was supposed to write national policy on certain issues.  The next year, I was charged with re-writing that same policy, changing words from should, to could, to would, and on and on and on, essentially manufacturing my own job, perpetuating my own self importance, and hence my on justification of why I should remain employed as a govt. employee.  Most govt. employees are no different than union workers, they demand a high salary and produce absolutely nothing, and you can't fire them for incompetence.  Go ahead.  Go ahead [removed] and try to argue that point!  Has Lois Learner, IRS, been held accountable? Nope!  Has Eric Holder been held accountable for his fast and Furious? Nope!  Has the Shenseki been held accountable for the VA debacle? Nope!  They need to be held accountable and [treated] like the pigs they are! And you are not much different. You've fed at the govt. trough and you are protecting your own. What is your alleged expertise?  Seems your drivel is no different than the Soviet politburo and party members.
 
Isn't your claim of "public servant" and govt. employee an oxymoron?
web posted July 17, 2014

An illegal immigrant picks up a  hooker. "Hey, how much you charge for DA  hour, sister?" he asks.
"$100" she replies.
In broken English, he says, "Do  you do immigrant style?"
"No" she says.
"I pay you $200 to do immigrant style."
"No," she says, not knowing what immigrant style is.
"I pay you $300."
"No," she says.
"I pay you $400."
"No," she says.
So finally he says, "OK, I pay $1,000 to do immigrant style".
She thinks, "Well, I've been in the game for over 10 years now. I've had every kind of request from weirdoes from every part of the world. How bad could immigrant style be?" So she agrees and has sex with him.
Finally, after two hours, they finish.
Exhausted, the hooker turns to him and says, "Hey, I was expecting something perverted and disgusting.  But that was ok. So, what exactly is immigrant style?"
The illegal immigrant replies,  "You send bill to Government."
AND THAT, MY FRIENDLY TAXPAYERS, IS EXACTLY WHAT THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARE DOING TO US!
web posted July 17, 2014

RE: Editor's note: The called meeting of the ECH Board was cancelled
OK, what was the meeting about?

Editor's note: I have an idea, but no agenda was ever released. I have requested myself and municipal/feature reporter Anne Waits be sent the agendas of all meetings starting in July.
web posted July 16, 2014

If they [Edgefield County Sheriff's Office] knows who killed Greg Wallace why don't they arrest her? I read that he died because of being hit in the head so hard I don't get why she hasn't been arrested. What's the hold up?

Editor's note: There is this thing called probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant that includes evidence to support the charge. At this time there is not enough evidence to support the arrest of anyone be they male or female.
web posted July 16, 2014
I bet I can tell you everything that is going to be in [the paper] today. Everything that's been on the [Edgefield] Daily in the past week. If it wasn't for the news they get from you there wouldn't be anything but gossip in the old fishwrap. Don't you get tired of doing all the work for them?

Editor's note: It's called the news business. You cannot inform the people without informing other media outlets. Besides, by the time they go to print, it's all old news anyway for readers of Edgefield Daily. I have not purchased a copy of the publication since 2006.
web posted July 16, 2014
Recall that Hillary did her college thesis on Alinsky writings and Obama writes about him in his books.
Saul Alinsky died about 43 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today....... Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals

Anyone out there think that this stuff isn't happening today in the U.S. ?

All eight rules are currently in play
How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:
There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.
1) Healthcare– Control healthcare and you control the people.
2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control– Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States ?
Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin's original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as "Useful Idiots."

The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S.

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."
web posted July 16, 2014
I had to listen to it twice .. to be sure that I heard what I thought I had heard.  Why was I stunned?  I know better, but I guess I don't learn that quickly after all. 
This is the most amazing statement ever uttered by Obama, by any American.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfRtbIQ1kTw&feature=youtu.be

Editor's note: At first I too was shocked. I had to listed to it several times to really let it sink in.
web posted July 16, 2014
What happened to the promised report on the [Edgefield County] hospital Friday?

Editor's note: The called meeting of the ECH Board was cancelled. There will be a report on the regular meeting scheduled for Monday, July 28, at the Hospital Conference Room. The public is invited to attend.
web posted July 15, 2014
Re:  Editor's comment about "public service"
 
All Federally employed employees are considered to be in "public service" and are frequently referred to as "public servants".  I guess those who faithfully work for 30-40 or more are just supposed to walk away and have no retirement.  Having been a "public servant" for more than 30 years I  thank God that the federal sector does have a retirement plan. I am aware that initially our founding fathers did not envision congressional members as being "full-time" however over time that is what has evolved.  Thus, today members of congress  are considered to be "employed" and draw their paycheck from the federal government just like other federal workers.

Editor's note: My comment was about elected officials, specifically members of Congress. "Editor's note: I do not care how long you "serve" in Congress, when you leave your pay should end. I thought that is why it is called "public service".

Nowhere did I mention public employees at any level.
web posted July 15, 2014

I heard that [a local grocery store] is closing. Do you know anything about that?

Editor's note: Yes, and all information points to the business closing in the very near future.
web posted July 15, 2014

Buddy Turner and Ned Nicholson were so instrumental in getting a hospital in Edgefield.  Why then are their pictures hanging down a hall where no one can see them except those who go to rehab?  Those pictures should be hanging in the front lobby of the hospital for everyone to see.  They earned it!
web posted July 15, 2014

Seems like the only "racists" are the ones who keep calling people like southerners, conservatives, FOX news watchers etc . "racist". Who are the real racists in this country? Seems like the real racists are the ones (usually black or at least always liberals) that keep bringing up the race card. Why is it that when that term is used it is always assumed it is whites being racist against blacks? Racism is a two way (and now with the Mexican culture so much a part of ours it will be a three way) situation. I personally see more black against white racism these days. No one talks about that, do  they? No, because that would not give anyone a political advantage.

Anyone catch Bernadette's rant last week?  She is a black woman from Houston who sees a threat to the assistance programs coming from all these new "Immigrants". If it wasn't so sad, it would be funny.

I am ashamed of the Republican establishment in MS for race bating in this last primary. I guess they are choosing to get down in the gutter with the liberals. Apparently there is at least one good Republican on the RNC who is questioning the practices of the establishment in the Republican party and trying to hold them accountable for actions in that primary.  He is the head of the Republican party in MO and is on the RNC. Good for him . I hope the SC representatives on the RNC are also holding these folks accountable-I sure have not heard that anyone from SC is speaking out about it.  Conservatives better take the higher ground but then that is assuming the folks on the RNC from SC are Conservatives. Probably a bad assumption without the facts.

Unfortunately, I see a lot of racial issues locally. I hope some of the banter stops. Again, someone has to take the higher ground and if not the Conservatives, than who?

Editor's note: I agree, and on the illegal immigrants pouring into our country, the liberal media is negligent in not reporting how many thousands of these teens and children entering have contagious diseases this country has not battled in decades. This is a health crisis more than a "humanitarian crisis", brought to you by Barack Obama.  
web posted July 15, 2014
Re:  Costco has started carrying the book again.
 
I don't care. They are still on my nasty list and they are one of the biggest supporters of DemocRATS and Obama.  I will go to Sam's to spend my money and will encourage others to do the same.
web posted July 15, 2014

Only in California, the land of fruits and nuts.
 
http://www.tpnn.com/2014/07/13/governor-moonbeam-makes-the-use-of-the-words-husband-and-wife-illegal-in-california/

Editor's note: Democrats will not be happy until all mention of Godly matters are ruled illegal and Christians are jail for their beliefs.
web posted July 15, 2014

This is amazing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO_KyTtJg10

Editor's note: Very entertaining.
web posted July 15, 2014




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