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Please limit the use to one per comment. Cheer
piece of garbage who shot his
girl friend and the Aiken Public Safety Officer should not be
equated to a rabid dog, but that of which he is...a human piece of
garbage. This scum and others like him
love the 'Thug' life...where they degrade women, beat them up, kill
them and finally when caught, act like
the cowards they are and.... not do us a favor by dying. I congratulate
law enforcement for catching this
garbage, and equally commend them for not killing him on sight. You
have great restraint...something I will never have. And what was this
human piece of garbage doing in Johnston? Johnston has a lot of 'thugs'
who should be (dealt with) and equally a lot of sex offenders who live
in the city limits where they enjoy the good life. Our Sheriff and
police need to put these human scum balls on 'notice' and treat them
like we used to in the good ole days. (removed) Of course this extreme
force of action will never happen in our civilized society. Get these
thugs and their sex offender friends out of our county Sheriff. We
don't care about their civil rights. They don't have any. Pray for me
sisters. web posted January 31, 2012 I was glad to
see someone running against (county
councilman Norman) Dorn. Good luck to Mr. Smith. No offence to Mr.
Smith, but a baboon could do a better job than Dorn!!!!!! web posted January 31, 2012 I work in a
grocery store and my whole idea of this getting molded cheese is if you
didn't see that the cheese was molded until you opened it, what makes
you think the stocker saw it was molded when he put it on the shelf. So
don't blame the store for something that isn't their fault. And if you
have a problem with the store go somewhere else. web posted January 31, 2012 Regarding the
January 28 posting: so we gave them a new building------Excuse
me. The county did not give a building. That money for the building
(Fox Creek High) is a USDA loan. That is hardly from the county. web posted January 31, 2012 An economics
professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed
a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That
class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would
be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class
on Obama's plan". All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive
the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A....
(substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more
readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B.
The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied
little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who
studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard
decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little..
The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test
rolled around, the average was an F. As the tests proceeded, the scores
never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in
hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To
their great surprise,
ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also
ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed
is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will
try or want to succeed. It could not be any simpler than that.
Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all
applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the
wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must
work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government
does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work
because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the
other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody
else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the
end of any nation. web posted January 31, 2012 Mr. Einstein
with the microorganism/ fungi response – check your spelling. Last I
checked it’s spelled phobia not fobia. Inferior complex? Did you mean
inferiority? And if you did mean that why would you? From your spelling
and rationale I would say you may have completed third grade at best.
I have gotten sick from food that should have been removed from the
shelves of the local chain grocery store. On many occasions since have
found out of date items being sold. I have shopped many grocery stores
over the years and this store is the only one that I have ever had no
confidence in the stock on their shelves and must check every single
item when I am forced to buy there. In addition there is a much too
casual attitude with most of the workers there. Regardless the manager
can do something about all of it and suggest he do so or Edgefield will
lose what could be a valuable service and the manager and his employees
will lose their jobs.
Additionally for you Editor and other Newt supporters, I respect your
right to endorse Newt. In a perfect world the best candidate would win.
However, it is no longer like that and the Republican party has been
slow to learn their lesson. The days of Dole, McCain, Newt, Paul, etc…
fitting the profile that most want leading the nation is gone - over.
Even those in their own party desert them in a national election,
especially younger people and females. Not saying it’s right just
telling it like it is. Celebrate Newt’s win now – but it is just a
battle. Newt has no chance against Obama in the war. Newt’s supporters
that are busy patting themselves on the back now better save some
strength in their hands to keep their jaws from dropping to the floor
later when Obama wins by one of the largest margins in history. In our
superficial world Romney or Santorum would have a better chance.
Editor's note: On Newt Gingrich, we will agree to disagree. Dole
(moderate - lost) McCain (liberal to moderate - lost) Romney (liberal -
will lose). I can see Obama in every debate thanking Romney for
RomneyCare, the blueprint for ObamaCare. Talk about handing Obama the
election on a platter, if Romney gets the nod many Republicans will
stay home because they've seen this movie too many times. web posted January 31, 2012 With the
return of troops from Iraq, there must be a surplus of Predator
aircraft. A beneficial use of these resources would be to monitor
known members of gangs implicated in murder - especially that of peace
officers. This is necessary due to the fact that the friends,
neighbors and acquaintances of gang members protect them. Nobody will
be safe till these gangs are destroyed. web posted January 31, 2012Palin:
Tactics of the Left
We have witnessed something very disturbing this week. The Republican
establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which
continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted
the tactics of the left in using the media and the politics of personal
destruction to attack an opponent. Read
post web posted January 31, 2012
Solution: study their traffic patterns, arrange for license checks with
two snipers posted. Neutralize threat - (double tap to head),
repeat till sanity restored. web posted January 30, 2012 I
agree that the Storm Thurmond Football Stadium needs to upgraded, and I
admit I haven't had time to study the proposal, I still trying to
figure out Obamacare. I have been to a few track meets outside of
district and have always been impressed with the high number of fine
young people we have representing Edgefield County. In fact I
outside of football is probably the most popular sport in our
Our county needs a track and field facility, not a glorified dove
field. If your going to invest in and improve the football
make it a true stadium add the track to it. Plan for the Future
Just Today. web posted January 30, 2012A law is
needed to the effect that:
All police officers should wear mini-cameras. Anyone who shoots
at an officer and who is caught on film in the act should immediately
lose the right to presumption of innocence and right to trial.
are no longer suspects and law enforcement officers have the right and
duty to kill the shooter on sight. No surrender allowed. While my
heart grieves for the families of the officers recently murdered in the
line of duty, I am sickened that tax money will be spent defending,
feeding, educating, medicating and recreating the (expletives deleted)
until society finally sends them to hell 20 or so years from now!! web posted January 30, 2012 RE: I love how when "other schools" are
getting their way in our county, they shut up.
First lets set the record straight! I have nothing to do with FOX CREEK
or STROM THURMOND high schools. Second I heard Chris Hoffmann and FOUR
Strom Thurmond Booster club members say the money they want to spend IS
from the bond referendum money. So if I heard it come from the mouth of
a school board member and booster club members I guess I'm ignorant
about money and stuff? Get your facts straight before you assume you
know what your talking about.
This has nothing to do with FOX CREEK or even STROM THURMOND schools.
It's about TAX PAYERS MONEY and the right to know who, what and when
it's spent. It's about HOW IT"S SPENT. Everybody is so quick to blame
FOX CREEK THIS, STROM THURMOND THAT.
I never said anything bad about Strom Thurmond High School, thank you!
GET.IT.STRAIGHT2012! web posted January 30, 2012 I agree with
the comments about the chain grocery store in Edgefield. I know
they have a captive audience but there are other choices out there and
they are not that far away. I don't ever do a big shopping in Edgefield
because of the out dated items or lack of items. I think their dairy
case is poorly refrigerated as I, too, have gotten current dated cheese
that is moldy (more than once). If I need more than just a few basics,
I go to North Augusta. I would rather shop locally. I have really tried
to shop locally. It just isn't a good option for me to shop locally.
Editor's note: There will be an announcement in about two weeks that
may interest you. web posted January 30, 2012 I am done with google! They are taking
collecting information to a whole new level starting March 1. SCREW
THAT!!!!!!!! I have shut down my gmail account and uninstalled google
chrome! I won't use google to search or anything they own. I don't need
a BIG BROTHER looking over my shoulder every time I get on the computer. web posted January 30, 2012 Parent of Obama-backed battery maker goes
More taxpayer money down the drain. $118 million and counting, due to
the Obama stimulus folly.
Don't you just love seeing your hard earned money wasted by this know
Editor's nore: Please find a real news outlet to spread your liberal
mantra and lies. web
posted January 30, 2012 We need to support of sheriff’s department
– sufficient officers and training!
Thanks to a lot of changes on the council - it is
beginning to move in the right direction. However, some changes
still need to be made – Dorn needs to go.
Thanks for keeping us updated of what is going on in Edgefield county,
Editor's note: Thank you for the kind comments. Keeping you informed is
my job. web posted January 28, 2012 I love how when "other schools" are
getting their way in our county, they shut up. But when STHS get
one little thing they blame it on respectable people like Chris Hoffman
for the good that he does. Then others try to say we are wasting
our money, which I do agree upon because aprox 6-8 years ago we all had
the opportunity to fix all these problems and make a new high school in
the middle of the county, but people whined and complained that they
wanted their own, so we gave them what they wanted, but it wasn't good
enough, so we gave them a new building, wasn't good enough...now we
give STHS a little something and all the sudden its like we just lit a
match and set people on fire. But you know what, they are not
gonna stop anything... all they are gonna do is get on here and run
their mouth about how bad STHS is and yet they will get nothing
accomplished but make themselves fill better. BIG WHOOP YOU WROTE
ON A WEBSITE, anyone can do that. But what really funny is the
things they say that are so ignorant about money and stuff. WELL
YOU KNOW WHAT FOX CREEK, IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE BOE AND STHS, WHY DONT
YOU BECOME A PRIVATE SCHOOL AND DO US ALL A FAVOR!! web posted January 28, 2012 I think a county fire marshal is a great
idea. I used to be on (replaced - my local fire department) and
there was always conflict with the other departments. I quit
several years back because of that. Maybe this will bring
everybody together and make things more even about how the money
is spent. There are 1 or 2 departments that have no leadership
what so ever! Somebody needs to do something and I'm glad it's
Editor's note: The matter is going to be up for discussion at the
February County Council meeting, as I understand. I am sure it will be
a slow deliberative process whether it is done or not, only time will
tell. web posted January 28, 2012 I read the stories about the meeting on
looking to the future needs of the county. I have to say it was
refreshing to see that the county council is taking an interest in
actually growing Edgefield County. I agree that we need more deputies
and another ambulance crew on duty. I agree on the Fire Marshall and
building additional fire stations. My question is where is the money
going to come from? Taxes will have to be raised and I don't support
higher taxes, we pay more than enough already! I get the feeling this
is just election year and it is just promises being made to get
reelected. I have read nothing that makes me believe any of this is
ever going to be done.
Editor's note: There is a lot more going on that cannot be released at
this time from meetings with the County Admiistration. County Council
Dean Campbell recently gave a "state of the County"
increases. As Vice-chairwoman Genia Blackwell says, "if there is a will
there is a way," and she was the architect of finding a way to provide
Sheriff Adell Dobey the means to purchase long overdue replacement of
patrol vehicles without a tax increase or taking money from the general
Much bigger news will be breaking next week on a project that has been
in the works for nearly a year. County Administrator Roger LeDuc stated
he could not elaborate on the project until Wednesday during a meeting
Councilwoman Blackwell has said it is all about working "smarter, not
harder" and that "taking ownership" of the needs of the county is a
high priority. Chairman Campbell and Councilman Rodney Ashcraft agree
and that is the reason the county is being viewed in a far more
positive light by prospective industries considering Edgefield County
As I stated earlier this year, if you think last year saw great
strides, you "ain't seen nothing yet". web posted January 28, 2012 I, too, had problems with spoiled food
from the big chain store in Edgefield and stopped buying anything
perishable. Don't go in there much anymore, but when I do I see
pallets of frozen food and perishable items sitting in the isles with
no one putting them away. It's not surprising as the employees are too
busy visiting to do their jobs. I'd like to spend my money in
Edgefield, but until things change I'll keep going elsewhere. web posted January 28, 2012 I too agree with the writer about the
chain grocery store. I have been complaining for years about out dated
food, rude employees, items in the fliers that the store is always out
of, even on the first day the flyer came out! The store manager’s
favorite saying when this happens, “It’s on the truck”, only that truck
never comes. My wife and I now shop in N. Augusta, because of the
variety of stores and lower pricing. This county is pathetic in only
having one large supermarket. Come back a hundred years from now, and
it will still only have a supermarket. Don’t tell me to shop local. Why
pay almost $ 4 for a gallon of milk, when in N.Augusta I can get it for
$ 3 or less. And people wonder why no new industry comes here. What is
the incentive? web posted January 28, 2012 Obama reveals who he really is -- and this
picture isn't pretty
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/01/23/president-obama-reveals-who-really-is-and-this-picture-isnt-pretty/?intcmp=obnetwork web posted January 28, 2012 For all the people that are complaining
about the new football stadium need to quit. Talking about it on
here isnt going to help or prove anything. Guess what guys Strom
Thurmond High School is getting a new stadium and yall will have to
deal with it. If you hate it that bad don’t come to any
games. And stop downing Chris Hoffmann. What he is doing is
just one step to “try” to help Strom Thurmond. If yall hate him
that bad maybe yall should run for the board and I’d like to see how
good yall could do. Thurmond is in horrible shape. And its gonna
stay like unless something changes and this is a good start. web posted January 27, 2012 Re: lack of understanding of agriculture
I do realize how cheese is made. Maybe you enjoy eating green
molded sliced provolone cheese on your sandwich, as I do not. I
would not have written this post if this was the first time I had a
problem. My husband and I have talked to the manager several
times regarding our issues with out of date items and spoiled
food. Each time I have given the store another chance, but
nothing has changed. Apparently due to another post, I am not the
only person in Edgefield that has had the same issues. The store
needs to address these problems, either with change of management,
vendors or employees. No phobias or complexes here. web posted January 27, 2012 Why is (County Councilman) Norman Dorn
driving around in a car registered in GEORGIA? I've seen it at county
council meetings and around town. He likes to show off that he has a
Mercedes-Benz with a personalized tag, but why isn't he paying his
"fair share" of taxes in Edgefield County? Hypocrite! just like the
rest of the DEMONcrats. Do as I say, not as I do. Geez! Run his
(rearend) out of office once and for all!!! He shouldn't even be given
a driver's license because he's so (removed) old. The idiot is
senile. PLEASE!!!!!! Someone from the north side run against this
Editor's note: After speaking with a potential candidate in the
District 1 race, he is going to run. At this time I do not know if he
will run as a Democrat or a Republican. Dorn, when challenged in the
old district lines, wins by a margin of 10 to 15 votes. This could be
interesting with the new lines he objected to because it included
minorities in the town of Edgefield, where he is not so popular among
The photo of the tag you sent will be investigated as to ownership. It
will not be listged with your post as requested. web posted January 27, 2012 RE: "Before you go mud-slinging and
critizing re-vamping the stadium, you might consider that those
bleachers are a law-suit just waiting to happen."
You mean there's not a lawsuit from the parent's of the 2 year old that
fell through? If you were at the last board meeting, Jan 10,
2012, Covar admitted that this has been known for at least the last
twenty years, or at least as long as he has been a board member, that
the bleachers were a danger, but have always decided to take the
chance. And, and, was willing to continue rolling the dice instead of
voting to spend the money to upgrade it as Hoffman was asking
for. Boy, what a bunch of dumb masses! Willing to continue
taking the chance on another possible lawsuit instead of voting to
approve funds to fix it? DAMN! I wish I was a lawyer for
the 2 year old! And what about the conscientious? Willing
to take the chance on another child getting hurt, instead of fixing the
problem? Where in the hell is this train of thought?
Politicos-what a bunch of ........... Guaranteed, if it was their
child, or grandchild, it would have been fixed ASAP! (Heck), look
what Sallie did to get a non-performing basketball player back on the
team! web posted January 27, 2012 RE: Gingrich challenged Nancy Pelosi
to "bring it out" if she's got any damaging information about his past,
after the House Democratic leader for the second time suggested she was
sitting on information that could imperil his presidential candidacy.
Maybe it's this:
I voted for Newt and THEN was told about this. Yes, I still
believe he is the only one that can beat Obama but this pisses me
off. I do believe in the death penalty for cold blooded
murder. Below was "cut and copied" from motherjones.com
1981 calling for marijuana to be legalized for medical purposes.
"[L]icensed physicians are competent to employ marijuana," he wrote at
the time. Pragmatic!
Flash-forward to 1996, and Gingrich's views had shifted to the right,
and then kept going for a little while past that. Gingrich was the lead
sponsor of the "Drug Importer Death Penalty Act," which, as its name
suggests, would have made importation of even a small amount of
marijuana punishable by life imprisonment (first offense) and death
How much is "100 usual dosage amounts" of pot? About two ounces—more
than the usual Friday afternoon with Snoop Dogg, but well beneath the
load carried by the serious drug traffickers Gingrich's law was
purportedly targeting. Our friends at Weedguru inform us that an ounce
"can last a month for some smokers, but if you smoke multiple times a
day it will vary from 1 week to 4 weeks." The law would be just as
likely to target college kids coming back from a long night in Tijuana
as it would members of an international drug cartel.http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/01/your-daily-newt-death-penalty-drug-dealers web posted January 27, 2012 “Always Good To Keep The Record Straight”
– Bernard Shaw reporting on the IRS clearing Gingrich on CNN in
February of 1999. Fact Sheet on the Ethics Committee Investigation of
Newt Gingrich and the Ensuing Decision by the IRS that Gingrich’s
Activities Were Perfectly Legal.
The woman is an idiot. She just wants to get her ride back to
California at tax payer expense. web posted January 27, 2012 If Obama is reelected you ain't seen
nothing yet. Click the link below and read all about it. http://w3.newsmax.com/a/money_mischief/video2.cfm?s=al&promo_code=DFD7-1 web posted January 27, 2012 RE: re-doing the football stadium.
Mud-slinging? NO! Shining the light on the truth, YES! If the stadium
is that bad close it down! What is more important, text books in the
class rooms or a new stadium? What are more important, furloughing
teachers or a new stadium? Making sure that every school in the county
has everything they need so the KIDS get a GREAT education is way more
important than any stadium! Again and again when someone brings out the
truth people jump straight to “mud-slinging” or “criticizing”? If this
is all you have, then again you are more worried about athletics than
education! The SCHOOL BOARD needs to start with education, not
ATHLETICS! If the school board is planning on using, extending the bond
referendum, then it should be left up to the tax payers not the school
board. GET IT STRAIGHT!
Editor's note: The money being used is called "8% money" and can only
be used for capital expenditures, not for books, teachers, or any other
purpose. It is also a part of a five year plan to upgrade and expand
county school facilities. I am still gathering information. web
posted January 26, 2012 The State of the Union Address given by
President Obama on Tuesday night was great. It good to have someone in
office that cares about the future of our youth. I agree with him 100%,
until our youth become 18 they need to be in school. You can't depend
on the parents to make their kids go to school anymore because some
just don't care. By doing that maybe there will be less of our young
men in jail or prison and less young women have to depend on the
government to provide for them. I just can't believe that Republicans
are trying to go against it. That just to show you that they don't care
about anything but one thing, trying to get Obama out of the office.
Open your eyes people and look at everything that he has done since he
has been in office. Lets remember that when he became President the
United States of America was already in a bad shape. Thanks to him,
everything is turning around. Now that we are not fighting two wars at
the same time we really can start to recover from the mess Bush but us
Editor's note: So the government should be bigger and in charge of our
children because "we" are too stupid to do it ourselves. Well, maybe
that is true in the general Obama voters, but not the rest of America.
Even the left wing Politico rated the same lame repeated speech (2010,
2011, 2012 talking points) saying the "State
level". But, "It good
to have someone..." and "That just to show you that they (Republicans)
don't care about anything.." There really should be an IQ test given in
order to register to vote. web posted January 26, 2012 I can understand the concern over out of
date items, however, do you not realize that cheeze is made from
microorganisms, particularly fungi (mold as you would say). Is
this just a lack of understanding of Agriculture and food processing,
some food fobia or just an inferior complex that would make you not
want to support local businesses? web
posted January 26, 2012 "Democrat Woman's group pays money to
destroy sand sculpture of Republican primary candidates"
A story covered by national news that also made the front page of the
There was a massive sand sculpture of the Republican primary field in
Myrtle Beach SC. "Sort of" looked like a mini-Mt. Rushmore. Quite
well done I might add, although somewhat caricatured. I guess the
local democratic woman were allowed to initiate the destruction of the
sculpture by making donations. Given pink shovels to do the
job, The women were shown gleefully poking out the eyes and other
facial features of the candidates before the bulldozer came to finish
leveling the 700 tons of sand.
Now, while I could say this process was a little on the "Bush League"
side, or maybe a little draconian if you make the mental leap to what
surely had to be running through the minds of these women as they poked
and stabbed with their shovels, (democrat readers.. you will just have
to look up the meaning of "draconian") it was in fact a fund raiser, so
I guess there was some benefit to the whole event.
But......... can you just imagine what the mainstream press would have
done with this if that had been a sculpture of a democratic (or worse
if that is possible) candidate field...........
I'd like to see contest on what the headlines would have read!
Mr. Editor, why don't you start us off!
Editor's note: Any mix of the words "hateful", "racist", "white",
"Republicans" or TEA Party" would no doubt be included. web
posted January 26, 2012 Re: Grocery Stores
I don't know if I should be happy or sad that I am not the only one
having a problem with our local chain grocery store. Several days ago I
went in and the produce department looked at if a strom had come
thru. The meat dept was closed. Shelves empty.
Came home and emailed the company. A lot of good that
did. They were sorry for my "bad" experience and referred me back
to the local manager. My husband went out this past weekend and
as he walked in the front, two boys were on the motorized carts playing
bumper cars. Help standing around laughing and it is anyones
guess where the manager was. web
posted January 26, 2012 ref .to red state
I have learned a lot about myself after reading the post from "red
state" I am a tea party member,
Don't make quite 200,000 a year,no post grad. degree and consider
myself a Christian ,but if
C N N says I'm wrong then who am I to argue? I voted for Romney
because I felt he is more electable. web
posted January 26, 2012 I was sitting at a
stoplight yesterday, minding my own business,waiting on it to turn
green. A carload of bearded, young, loud Muslims, shouting
anti-American slogans, with a half- burned American Flag duct taped on
the trunk of their car and a "Remember 9-11" slogan spray painted on
the side, stopped next to me.
The light changed, the Muslims praised Allah, shook their fists, hit
the gas & darted off ahead of me.
Suddenly an 18-wheeler came speeding thru the intersection& ran
directly over their car, crushing it completely, killing everyone in
For several minutes I sat in my car thinking to myself, "Man... that
could have been me!" So today; bright and early, I went out and got a
job as a truck driver. web
posted January 26, 2012 THE FENCE
You can't get any more accurate than this!
Which side of the fence?
If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a
If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for
If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his
A Democrat wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
Democrat's demand that those they don't like be shut down.
If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
Editor's note: Above link is video and high speed internet is suggested
to view. web
posted January 26, 2012 Obama stops deportation of 250,000
illegals. I guess he's hoping to get them registered as DEMONcrat
voters. Here's what happens when you catch and release. Americans get
killed!!!!!!!!!! http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/22/2602909/immigration-authorities-released.html web
posted January 26, 2012 If you thought the 2012 State of the Union
was very similar to President Obama's past State of the Union speeches,
you were right...
posted January 26, 2012 The DemocRATS are terrified that Newt is
going to be the nominee for the Republican party. They know he will
destroy Obama in the debates. Even if Obama refuses to debate
him, Newt will hound him at every stop he makes on the campaign
trail. Pelosi makes these unsubstanciated claims that she knows
something, but she won't say what is is she knows. She is trying to be
coy about it and make people think there really is something she know.
What an idiot she is.
Gingrich challenged Nancy Pelosi to "bring it out" if she's got any
damaging information about his past, after the House Democratic leader
for the second time suggested she was sitting on information that could
imperil his presidential candidacy.
"I think if she knows something, she ought to say it, and if she
doesn't know something, she ought to quit saying it," Gingrich told Fox
News on Wednesday. "But this is baloney."
Before you go mud-slinging and critizing re-vamping the stadium, you
might consider that those bleachers are a law-suit just waiting to
That stadium is open to the general public, including older
people--some of whom are not too stable on their feet; the obese--some
of whom have trouble climbing stairs; and youngsters--some of whom are
quite wiggley. There are no handrails on the stairs, and and
there are big spaces between rows.
A warning has already been given in the form of last year's incident
involving a young child falling in the spaces. All you need now
is for an someone to trip and fall going down the stairs and get
seriously injured. The resulting medical bills, lawsuit and
jacked-up stadium insurance premiums would be exorbitant to the
This area is a little behind other areas of the country where law suits
are a way of life. But considering that lawsuits are looked on as
"hitting the lottery", and considering all the lawyers ads on
billboards, TV, and newsprint, this area will soon catch up. One
lawsuit will pay for a lot of very nice stadiums. web
posted January 25, 2012 What is with the 2 grocery stores in
Edgefield? I went into the smaller store and the shelves were
almost empty. Are they closing or did I pick a stocking
day? I have had so many problems with the larger chain store with
so many items out of date. Every time I have to go into this
store I have to always check the dates on the products. Last week
I bought cheese that was in date, yet opened the package to find it
molded around the edges. There is never anyone around to help bag
the groceries either or either they are chatting it up with other
teenagers working. It’s a shame that I am going to have to start
going to North Augusta to shop. I try to buy local when possible,
but I’m tired of wasting my money on spoiled food.
Editor's note: The one with a lot of empty shelves is restructuring,
not closing. web
posted January 25, 2012 RE: Lets get this straight Chris Hoffmann
Well whoever told you that the athletic department is funding the work,
not the school district lied to you! The money they are planning on
using is from the bond referendum money. Who pays for that? Tax payers!
Fix the bleachers, yes! Rebuild the stadium, NO!
Again SHOWING TRUE COLORS!
Editor's note: Could be, as I stated, I have not verified anything on
the matter. The work needs to take place before the Press Box falls on
the stands. web
posted January 25, 2012 Just "wandering". Since any
registered voter could vote, how many demon-crats and liberals voted in
the GOP Presidential primary on Saturday to "stack the vote" for a
candidate they think will not beat Obama? In addition to knowing
how many voted from the "grave" it would be interesting to know this
number also. If this person is to represent Republicans, I think
our voting system needs to be looked at for possible change. In
many states, only a registered Republican could have voted.
Editor's note: South Carolina does not require voters to register with
a party to vote. Would you want independents (which I consider myself)
not to be able to vote in a primary? web
posted January 25, 2012 H3241 would allow the Charter District to
receive property tax money from the local school district where a
Editor's note: That's all we need... to further decay our local school
posted January 25, 2012 Oh my! What an ingenious fix to a real
Recently, the City of Dallas, Texas, passed an ordinance stating that
if a driver is pulled over by law enforcement and is not able to
provide proof of insurance, the car is towed.
To retrieve the car after being impounded, they must show proof of
insurance to have the car released. This has made it easy for the
City of Dallas to remove uninsured cars.
Shortly after the "No Insurance" ordinance was passed, the Dallas
impound lots began to fill up and were full after only nine days. 80 +
% of the impounded cars were driven by illegals.
Not only must they provide proof of insurance to have their car
released, they have to pay for the cost of the tow, a $350 fine, and
$20 for every day their car is kept in the lot.
Accident rates have gone down 47%, and... Dallas' solution gets
uninsured drivers off the road WITHOUT making them show proof of
nationality. Wonder how the ACLU or the Justice Department will get
around this one. Just brings tears to my eyes.
GO Dallas web
posted January 25, 2012 RE: Appears to be the beginning of the
end, again, for ole Mitt.
This appeared in Red State on Monday. I think it spells out rather
clearly why Mitt Romney will lose -- he's running for the wrong party's
nomination! This is a recipe for disaster
Peter Hamby from CNN notes what is going to be a recipe for disaster
for Mitt Romney as he tries to relate to the Republican base.
In South Carolina exit polls, Romney wins only the “moderate or
liberal”, those with incomes in excess of $200,000.00, those with
postgraduate education, those who oppose the tea party movement, and
those who think religion does not matter at all.
A number of those have been consistent through Iowa and New Hampshire
Mitt Romney’s exit polling reflects he can get the votes of Washington,
D.C. Republicans and those who think we should leave the fate of the
country in their hands. But he cannot get the votes of those who think
we need to reform and reduce the power of Washington, which I venture
to say is a sizable portion of the base.
posted January 25, 2012 Obama Will Give Missile Tech To Russia
Despite Law http://usjf.net/2012/01/obama-will-give-missile-tech-to-russia-despite-law/ web
posted January 25, 2012 Editor's post: It seems that a potential candidate for
Edgefield County Sheriff is rethinking a run for office, according to a
communication to Edgefield Daily on Monday from the candidate. Since
the person never officially announced there is no report of a drop out
of the race that needs to be reported in the Headlines, another reason
to read the Wandering Minds. Of course, filing is not until March and
things could change. There is still one more out there and I am
awaiting an announcement from him that was said to be coming sometime
web posted January 24, 2012
people are voting in SC and the DEMOMcrats are fighting against the
Voter ID Law. That says it all. Guess we know where all them dead
voters vote huh?
Editor's note: I lobbied the Edgefield County Council to draw as many
cemeteries as they could from Norman Dorn's district during
redistricting to help defeat him in upcoming elections. They didn't
posted January 24, 2012 Appears to be the beginning of the end,
again, for ole Mitt. Tampa debate shows he is getting pretty
desperate. Pretty petty attacks on Newt. Here he's whining
about them attacking Capitalism, yet he's attacking Newt on making 1.6m
as a consultant? He could(n't) beat a weak (removed) candidate
like McCain, why does he think he stands a chance against Titans like
Newt and Santorum? Send the Massachusetts liberal packing!
By the way, what is Mitt's first name - Catcher's ? Hel ?
Editor's note: I forgot about the debate and did not see it (went to a
meeting that no one showed up for because "someone" gave me the wrong
date). I do agree that Romney is the loser to the loser Republicans ran
last year. How well did that work out? I am also disturbed about Gov.
Haley backing an "establishment" Republican when it was the TEA Party
that got her into office. I have a feeling she may see a challenger in
posted January 24, 2012 Clinton was found "not guilty" of both
counts he was impeached for. Newt could count the number of votes
needed to acquit. He knew the Republicans would lose but pressed
on anyway calculating he could score political points with
evangelicals. He was willing to sacrifice the good of the
country for his own good. He was the most polarizing figure since
McCarthy and was cast aside by his party in
similar fashion. He may win a few southern states but will lose
to Obama if nominated. He's sacrificing the good of the country
for his own good again. Don't be fooled by him. web
posted January 24, 2012 Lets get this straight Chris Hoffmann is
really looking out for who? He gets elected to the school board to make
a difference? He's ready to spend tons of money to redo the Strom
Thurmond football stadium and we are furloughing teachers, we don't
have text books in our school? We don't need to spend all that money on
redoing the stadium. FIX the stands and leave the rest alone. Spend the
money on what really needs to be fixed, books, teachers salaries? Mr.
Hoffmann has already showed his true colors, whatever the Strom
Thurmond booster want! Lets get it straight!
Editor's note: It is my understanding that the althetic department is
funding the work, not the school district. I have not verified that,
but it is the information I have been given prior to the project even
being discussed by the board, who has to approve the work being done. web
posted January 24, 2012 Re: Drugs and weapon at school not news
You got to be kidding me you don't feel that was news worthy! So you
feel we as parents don't need to know what is going on in our
school and probably don't feel these kids need to be punished
either. That is what wrong with out society today, sweep it under the
rug. We as parents need to be more aware of what is going on at our
schools and about the kids our kids hang out with. If we want to
stand a chance in trying to lead our children in the right direction we
need stay informed and try to eliminate as many bad influences as
possible. If your child is hanging out with kids that do drugs wouldn't
you want to know? So thank you editor for informing parents that
care about what is going on in our school! If more parents
banned together and shared their knowledge of the bad influences around
our children maybe we could eliminate the problems before it is too
The one question I have is why was the driver of the vehicle that the
drugs were found in and the aroma of drugs present was not arrested
also? Well I guess his story is he just provided a ride. Really?
Editor's note: The driver was a minor and was issued a ticket, which is
a form of arrest. If he had been taken into custody he would have to be
driven to Columbia and then picked up and driven back to be released to
his parents the next day. It's much easier to issue the ticket and send
him home. web
posted January 24, 2012 Not sure if this is something you are
interested in for your paper. Just trying to get the word out.
I am going to let you in on one of the areas little know weekly
secrets. Every Wed night from 5-7pm rain or shine there is a co-op at
the Merriwether Fire Department. Everyone is invited to come shop and
visit with the local farmers. We have Hickory Hill Milk out of
Edgefield. They have the best chocolate milk you have ever tried! What
is better than local hormone free, non-homogenized milk? ... www.hickoryhillmilk.com
We also have Eubanks Beef out of Johnston. They have hormone free,
grass fed beef.
And get there early if you want fresh, free range, hormone free eggs
from Nowicki's Chickies Handmade Goat Milk Soaps and Lotions they go
fast at $3dz. They always have a wide variety of the best smelling goat
milk soaps and lotions ever. For dry itchy winter skin you have got to
try a moisturizing goat milk soap. www.nowickischickies.com
Just 5 minutes off I-20 exit 1 on Martintown Road. The address is 1879
West Martintown Road.
Come and stimulate your local economy by supporting your local farmers.
Hope to see you there.
Editor's note: I can attest to the fact that the Hickory Hill chocolate
milk is the best I've ever tasted, and is even better as hot chocolate
on a cold day. web
posted January 24, 2012 In church on Sunday, I overheard this
little old lady in the pew next to me
saying a short private prayer.
It was so sweet and sincere that I just had to share it with you:
These past couple of years have been tough....
You have taken my favorite Actor Patrick Swayze,
my favorite actress Elizabeth Taylor,
my favorite Cowboy James Arness,
my favorite athlete Bob Feller,
my favorite singer Lena Horne and
my favorite salesman Billy Mays.
I just wanted you to know that my favorite president is Barack Obama.
posted January 24, 2012 Click link and read the article. All of
it. http://www.globalpolitician.com/25109-barack-o web
posted January 24, 2012 Looked into sending my children to Fox
Creek and Wardlaw - It's the same at each one of these schools....
athletics over academics. Moving on ... web
posted January 23, 2012 I read the so called "story" on the kid at
STH getting arrested for apocket knife and a little pot. How is that
Editor's note: A student with drugs and a
weapon at school. I guess parents do not need to know about these
things happening at their high school. web
posted January 23, 2012 Dear Abby,
My husband has a long record of money problems. He runs up huge
credit-card bills and at the end of the month, if I try to pay them
off, he shouts at me, saying I am stealing his money. He says pay the
minimum and let our kids worry about the rest, but already we can
hardly keep up with the interest.
Also he has been so arrogant and abusive toward our neighbors that most
of them no longer speak to us. The few that do are an odd bunch, to
whom he has been giving a lot of expensive gifts, running up our bills
Also, he has gotten religious. One week he hangs out with catholics and
the next with people who say the Pope is the Anti-Christ, and the next
he’s with Muslims. Finally, the last straw. He’s demanding that before
anyone can be in the same room with him, they must sign a loyalty oath.
It’s just so horribly creepy! Can you help?
Stop whining, Michelle. You’re getting to live in the White House for
free,travel the world, and have others pay for everything for you. You
can divorce the jerk any time you want. The rest of us are stuck with
the idiot for one more year!
Re: Newt is a
Bill Clinton, President of the United States, was impeached by the
House of Representatives on charges of perjury and obstruction of
justice, not for having an affair with a staffer in the Oval office and
making the office of President of the United States the butt of
ridicule all over the world. The difference between Newt and
Clinton "is", Newt admitted his affair and Clinton lied about it under
posted January 21, 2012 RE: Don't forget that as Speaker of the
House he (Newt) led the effort to impeach the President for having
illicit sexual relations with a staffer.
(((GONG))) YOU ARE WRONG YOU
LOSER!!..!!..!! LOL No one
was going crazy about his (Clinton) relationships. The man
(Clinton) LIED UNDER OATH!!!!! In contrast: Newt said "Yep I did
it." So keep listening to your peers since you can't think or
research for yourself. web
posted January 21, 2012 After listening to the attack ads from the
super pac for Romney all week long, and coming to realize the super pac
for Newt stopped airing the negative ads, per his request, I finally
made up my mind. Today, I went and voted absentee ballot for Newt! And
it felt good! The attack ads against Newt are full of half truths
and misleading, at best. I am really tired of being fed half
truths from the "mainstream media" and politicians. Newt was smart
enough to realize Juan Williams baited questions in the debate, and
didn`t fall for any of it! Now it is showing in the polls. Many more
must agree with me, and are not willing to let the Republican
Establishment and the media pick our candidate, like they did last time! web
posted January 21, 2012 RE: All I can say is how embarrassed I was
during the Jet/ Merriwether Middle School (BOYS) game.
It is amazing to find out that the parents doing all the yelling and
acting foolish have their own business in North Augusta. You would
think being in the public “eye” you would act like you had some
Boy, O’ BOY look out Strom Thurmond High School! web
posted January 21, 2012 A communist, socialist, and Muslim walk
into a bar. The bartender looks up and says, "What'll you have, Mr.
posted January 21, 2012Editor's post:Late Night
with Jimmy Fallon: "President Obama took Michelle out to a steak
restaurant for her birthday, marking the first time in months the words
“Obama” and “well done” appeared in the same sentence."
Be sure to vote on Saturday.
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Urinate on a Crucifix, you're an "artist"
Urinate on The American Flag, you're a "Constitutionalist"
Urinate on a Police Car, you're a "Freedom Loving 99%er"
Urinate on the Taliban Piece Of Crap That Just Tried To Kill You &
Your Fellow Marines, you're a Villain....
God Bless Our Soldiers....We have no idea what they see on a daily
posted January 20, 2012 All I can say is how embarrassed I was
during the Jet/ Merriwether Middle School (BOYS) game. The Merriwether
parents that were yelling at the referees and at the Jet parents showed
no class at all. I was
embarrassed for the other Merriwether parents, the students, the
players, basically for Merriwether Middle School as a whole.
The Jet (boys and girls) played a good game. The Jet boys beat
Merriwether boys. The Merriwether girls beat the Jet girls. Both teams
played hard and never gave up. I hope and pray the Jet player (#10) is
not seriously hurt and will be able to continue to play.
Thank God their child is going to Strom Thurmond High School next year! web
posted January 20, 2012 Re: Editor's note: I could list a thousand
links, but here is just one. Thanks for asking.
Thank you, sir. But, that didn't say anything about Obama wanting to
push gas prices sky high and make me drive an electric car. It did tell
me what two other nuts said or thought, but not him. This is the
problem I'm having. You can't say Obama said something, then give me a
link to someone else saying it. There is plenty to attack Obama on
without ascribing other people's words to him. He says enough to call
him out on on his own.
Editor's note: How silly of me to use a link of Obama's Sec. of Energy
- who is chosen to implement Obama's policies - saying the policy is
wanting higher prices. I was also mistaken when I said I could list a
thousand links. Actually there are at least 1.1
reports when you Goggle Obama wants higher
He shut down offshore drilling and has not lifted that order even
though the Federal Court says he doesn't have that power, he stopped
the pipeline from Canada, and gas prices have more than doubled since
he took office.
Silly me. web
posted January 20, 2012 I want to thank the person who listed all
the "firsts" of this president. So much damage has been done that it is
hard to remember it all. I think people get numb to it. Serious things
happen, like his recent appointment, and it is basically ignored. This
is exactly what the liberals want. We have to remember everything he
has done and in November, we need to vote for someone else. There are
laws in this country and our leaders should be held accountable to
follow them. This administration seems to just laugh at Constitutional
law. This is not the country I grew up in. The change is not good
change, it is bad change and we need to stop it. web
posted January 20, 2012 RE: "Okay, when did he say that? In what
forum, and where so I can find it. I'm a black female who is
considering voting for someone other than Obama this year."
Interesting. You're willing to switch your vote back to Obama,
even after now knowing his record, just because you want someone to
show YOU the substantiating facts about information they read, saw, or
heard. If you are so bent on having background information to
substantiate what someone says in a post, so you won't go back to
Obama, why did you go to him in the first place? Why were you not
so bent on learning about his background while he was running?
You know why? Because there were a lot of idiots who got caught
up in voting for the "first black President". There were a lot of
idiots caught up in the fad of sending him there because of the color
of his skin and not is record. That's surely a brilliant way to
make decisions. And guess what, those that made such "brilliant"
decisions are having to live with it aren't they-especially those in
the black community. Guess he didn't come through with paying off
your mortgage, your car loan, and ebbyting else, did he? And
unemployment amongst the black population is staggering. Yet, you
sit there and buy into his tripe. You all should be raising
hell! If it were a white President you sure would be raising
hell. But no, you sit there and find ways to blame it on the
whites instead of living in reality-this man, black white or green is a
cultivated, well taught socialist, and this has been the biggest
infiltration into our government at the highest level since Kim
Philby. This is surely one of the most successful operations of
Nice selection. Of all the qualified and experienced black
persons, you all had to pick and support a devout socialist.
Herman Cain is black-what's wrong with him? Bet you'll have some
stupid answer. And I don't see the black community calling racism
in his defense when they went after him. And you notice, now that
the damage has been done, ya haven't heard another word from these
alleged bimbo's, have ya? Oh, but I forgot, the REAL first black
President, Clinton, his affairs were a personal matter and shouldn't be
made public. Talk about hypocrites. As much as I hate to
state this, Al Sharpton was right-Obama didn't deserve the nomination
to represent the black population cause he was never down for the
struggle. And you will find, history will show Obama as having
done the most damage to the black community then anyone. web
posted January 20, 2012 If you believe in the Constitution and the
principles that this country was founded on, I think that you will find
that you support this candidate.
Voted against every bailout. Voted against Obamacare. Voted
against the Patriot Act. Has never, ever, voted to raise your
taxes. Has never taken a government junket. And just
recently took 2 days out of his campaign to fly back to DC and vote
against raising the debt ceiling. Has received more campaign
contributions from active service members than all other GOP Primary
He is the only true Conservative on the ticket. Ten minutes may
change your life, take that time now - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92OV3RbU3ek
posted January 20, 2012 Obama forgets, but we remember. http://www.americansforprosperity.com/green-scams-2?tr=y&auid=10162146 web
posted January 20, 2012 Newt's a hypocrite. Don't forget
that as Speaker of the House he led the effort to impeach the President
for having illicit sexual relations with a staffer. At the same
time, Newt was having illicit sexual relations with a staffer! Let's
hope SC doesn't give him the gas to continue to wreck his party when
victory against Obama is in sight. If he were to capture the
nomination Newt would lead the Republicans to to defeat like he did in
the '98 elections following Clinton's victory in the Senate. The
GOP lost big and Newt was
canned as Speaker the same month. He's a hypocrite and a loser.
Vote for anybody else. web
posted January 20, 2012Editor's post: This is going to be an exciting year for
Edgefield County. If you think last year was great, you "ain't seen nothing
yet", as Bachman Turner Overdrive might say.
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Editor's note: That is the official report at this time. web
posted January 19, 2012 I would love to give a HUGE Kudos to the
Edgefield County Sheriff's Office while staff and especially Sheriff
Dobey!!!! They all do an excellent job. The deputies are always
respectful and very professional(esp if u happen to own a scanner and
hear them on the radio). And Sheriff Dobey is so helpful and always
easy to talk to and handles things very efficiently, couldn't ask for a
BETTER Sheriff!! I am a resident of Edgefield County who has to go
through Johnston a lot and if you ever have to get gas at (two stores)
it's so hard to do because of all the drunks stumbling in the parking
lots or people bumming money, but there always seems to be a JPD car
sitting right in the (removed) parking lot?!?! And there is NO danger
in (other locations - names removed) having any problems because the
cars STAY there or the Chief is at the (removed) most of his "busy" day
ha ha. I do have a scanner as do MOST people in our small community and
JPD can't hold a candle to the professionalism of the Sheriffs
office!!! Too bad there isn't more of THEM to go around to clean up
Johnston :( Keep up the great job Sheriff Dobey!!!!! web
posted January 19, 2012 RE: It's Ron Paul or bust. Bet
your bottom dollar on that
The problem I see with Ron Paul is his foreign policy or lack there
of. I too would like to keep EVERYTHING inside our borders,
take care of our own, not everybody else. I like the golden rule
and live by it. BUT, we cannot turn out back on Israel. If
we do we are done/cooked/stick a fork in it. You think Obama is
bad for our country, turn on Israel and see how bad it gets.
Editor's note: Whoever gets the nomination, they should put Ron Paul in
charge of the Fed. Watch that secret group get a well over-due audit
posted January 19, 2012 Sheriff Dobey is doing a good job. With
the (County Council) working together with him I see good things
coming. Im glad (Genia Blackwell R-Merriwether) is my rep. In the
county. We need more like her. The sheriffs race should be non partisan
anyway. Local elections are just as important as national elections in
my opinion. Keep up the good work Mr. Editor.
Editors' note: Thank you for reading. web
posted January 19, 2012 Ron Paul showed a lot about his beliefs in
the last debate. If one wants to see the U.S.A. become like a turtle
with its head in a shell, then vote for Paul. He has some pretty
scary, not just crazy, foreign policy ideas. The Republicans need
to embrace his supporters because the goal of this election is to get
Obama out of office. Ron Paul does not have the support or the where
with all to be President of this country. His supporters should get
behind the Republican nominee and hope that some of Paul's fiscal ideas
will have an impact. He has some good ideas-I think all the candidates
have good ideas-and hopefully we can all work together and make a lot
of these good ideas a reality in our country. We are on a brink that we
may not be able to recover from if the Republicans lose in November. web
posted January 19, 2012 Re: Gas prices have doubled since Obama
took office and from the story FOX News reported he wants to raise
prices another .25 a gallon! Didn't he say he wanted prices around 7
bucks to force people to electric cars they recalled because they were
a fire hazard?
Okay, when did he say that? In what forum, and where so I can find it.
I'm a black female who is considering voting for someone other than
Obama this year. I've got to admit that the sheer stupidity and lack of
truth found in some of the anti-Obama arguments makes me reconsider
that switch. The man has enough of a negative track record without you
having to make up asinine falsehoods to try to make your points. Let
his less than stellar record speak for itself. Stick to the facts.
Again, where did you hear Obama say he wanted gas to be seven dollars a
gallon so he could force people to buy exploding cars? I'm going to go
check it out as soon as you tell me. THAT footage will definitely
inspire a change in political affiliation on my end!
Editor's note: I could list a thousand links, but
one. Thanks for asking. web
posted January 19, 2012 Who said he hasn't done anything?
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then
deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has
never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the
United States .
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally
obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease
implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a
First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when
there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of
companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the
deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those
with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his
First President to terminate America ’s ability to put a man in
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional
and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly
spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company (Boeing) in which
State they are allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to
protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been
properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for
catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a
half years in office, 90 to date & counting.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to not know how to properly pronounce Navy 'corpsman'.
First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’-including
bowing to foreign rulers.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and
Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the
First President to say that America was not a Christian nation.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) just for
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year
at taxpayer expense.
so how is this hope and change working out for ya?
Don't you feel better now? web
posted January 19, 2012Because Palmetto Family is a 501c3
non-profit educational foundation, we cannot endorse candidates. Our
PAC (political action committee) can endorse candidates, but only for
state offices. However, Palmetto Family is allowed to ask presidential
candidates direct questions about policy issues and report those
answers to you.
If want to
hear/meet NEWT GINGRICH, go to Bobby's BBQ, Aiken-Augusta Hwy,
Wednesday, the 18th, @ 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Times have been changing, but
this is the latest! web
posted January 18, 2012 RE: Sheriff basher
Sheriff Dobey does a great job and doesn't deserve to be lumped up with
the welfare president. He's fair and always available. We've had stuff
stolen twice in the past 3 years and they caught the guys who did it
and they all kept us informed the whole time. Sound's like you just got
a chip on your shoulders. web
posted January 18, 2012 Where will residents of Merriwether be
able to cast their votes in the Republican primary this Saturday?
Editor's note: Voters will go to their respective county precincts to
cast a ballot. In Merriwether that will be the Merriwether Middle
School for precincts 1 and 2. web
posted January 18, 2012 This is for the comment about our
Democratic sheriff. I, like Sheriff Dobey, am a God fearing, gun
carrying, flag loving, tax paying Democrat. web
posted January 18, 2012 People are always complaining about your
coverage of Fox Creek. You have reported good things about the school
many times. They need to stop whining. We all know its coming from a
parent or employee of the school. They wanted their own school and got
it. Until major changes are made there it will always be a problem.
Grow up people, stop hiding behind the school or your church. web
posted January 18, 2012 I heard that (removed) is going to run for
sheriff. Really? Do you know if that's true? When I talked to friends
of mine they told me they already knew. If everybody knows why haven't
you told us about it?
Editor's note: I have spoken with one candidate that has privately
stated he is going to run for Sheriff. The second has made statements
to sources that he intends to run. Neither has made an official
announcement and is not required to do so before mid March.
As to what I know personally, I do not reveal information given "off
If the candidates are serious they will make their names known. We are
ten months away from the general election, and in my opinion, waiting
just gives anyone wanting to run less exposure to the general public -
especially if they intend to run as a Democrat against Sheriff Adell
Dobey in the primary in June.
In reality, announcing in March gives any candidate only nine months to
mount a campaign no mater how well organized, regardless of the elected
office sought. web
posted January 18, 2012 Fox Creek has never had a library.
Yes that is true if you go to that school not just as a student but
maybe for a visit, you will be excorted to a room they call the
library. When the door is opened you will see weight equipment stuck in
the middle of what could be a nice library. ( i.e.librarian desks and
shelves, very, very few books hidden by the weight equipment). There is
no library, that is a fact. If your child goes to school there that is
something you will have to accept. This also will affect their
ability for SACS acreditation. http://www.sacscoc.org/pdf/PrinciplesOfAccreditation.PDF
3.8 Library and Other Learning Resources
3.8.1 The institution provides facilities, services, and
learning/information resources that are appropriate to support its
teaching, research, and service mission.
3.8.2 The institution ensures that users have access to regular and
timely instruction in the use of the library and other
3.8.3 The institution provides a sufficient number of qualified
staff—with appropriate education or experiences in library and/or other
learning/ information resources—to accomplish the mission of the
posted January 18, 2012 re: removing hyperlinks from my post
supporting Ron Paul
My post was sent in IDENTICAL to other posts that may be found on this
page, and you stripped the supporting hyperlinks out. Edgefield County,
I beg of you: Wake up. A vote for Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney is
a vote for Obama, which was a vote for George W. Bush's failed economic
and foreign policy.
Mitt Romney says "Corporations are people." Let me ask you all,
do you consider yourself a corporation? My Granny is definitely
not a corporation.
Oh yeah, do a Google for "Newt Gingrich censure" or "Newt Gingrich
ethics" or "Newt Gingrich Freddie Mac" -- you will find some
interesting tidbits. Not to mention he's on his third wife-
That's what I look for in a leader!
Oh yeah, and as I mentioned, Ron Paul and Mitt Romney are the only two
candidates that will be on the Virginia primary ballot. The writing is
on the wall.
It's Ron Paul or bust. Bet your bottom dollar on that.
This will be the last time that I ever post anything (or send any
traffic towards this website.) The Editor is obviously biased,
and wants the Sheeple to follow what he is saying. Here's what you
stand to lose by not voting for Ron Paul on January 21st:
Independent, Libertarian, Moderates and Middle Class voters, people who
supported Obama but are unhappy
Young voters, many of who will be voting for the first time (hint, you
have the chance to make an impression on them just like Obama did in
2008) And most importantly: You stand to lose the election.
If you want to "donate" young voters to the Democratic Party by all
means! But don't say you were warned. ps. I mentioned my
family ties to you in an email, because I wanted you to know that I was
legitimately from Edgefield County, not some DC consultant posting to
Keep boxing yourself in. You are turning off not just single
cycles of voters, but generations of them.
Here's to four more years!
Editor's note: Your post was not "identical" to other posts. It had
embedded links not active links - which I will place as such, or
sometimes copy and then link without having to dissect the email. This
post provided a proper link and it was posted. Ron Paul has as much a
chance of getting elected President as I do. Why not just vote for me?
At least I have a foreign policy plan. web
posted January 18, 2012 RE:
Thanks for stripping out all of the supporting links from my Ron Paul
You won't be missed web
posted January 18, 2012 PRICELESS!!!!!!! A liberal making fun of a
liberal for being a liberal lying about the Tea Party with a liberal
new[s] editor! Check
posted January 18, 2012 Comments taken from our active poll: The poll
will remain active until Thursday.
it stinks cain is no longer in the running. maybe we as a country would
have had a decent chance at becoming a respectable country again.
I think I will just write in my own name. I think I am as qualified as
all the above candidates. What a shame!!!
Vote for Newt,
Give Mitt the boot
As much as i hate to say it, as I am a Republican and am conservative,
none of this bunch has a chance against Obama.
go with newt, he is the smartest of the bunch
We need a dog in this fight. Newt is a pit bull. So often, the media
complains when politicians give "standard" answers. When Newt tells it
like he thinks, he gets railed for it. I want a President giving me gut
feelings, straight talk and Constitutionally based ideas, not slanted
statistics and poll researched responses.
Sic em Newt. He's the man. web
posted January 17, 2012 Hey we have
a shooting, didn't make the [television] news, facebook did. what a
joke news 12 web
posted January 17, 2012 I hear that FoxCreek Charter High School
has decided that they no longer NEED a LIBRARY, They have decided
that lifting weights is more important than lifting BOOKS. Yes
the Library has been declared the new weight room.. web
posted January 17, 2012 I watched the debate on tv tonight. To all
you Ron Paul supporters......... you remind me of the hippies of the
60's wanting drugs and free sex. Vote for Obama if that's what you
want. Good God are you people stupid. Ron Paul wants the USA to do the
same thing that made WW2 possible. Get a friggin history book you
posted January 17, 2012
At present...I have no idea who will run
against Sheriff Doeby, but whoever runs better let us know they support
the Constitution and are an Oath Keeper. As this fake president
continues to urinate on the Constitution as allowed by a cowardly GOP
congress, our freedom and liberities are at risk. Our current
Sheriff is a Democrat, a Obama supporter and would probably do what
Obama asked. Obama is trying to take away American's right to own arms
and therefore disarm us. Would the current Sheriff support this action?
Of course he would...he is a Democrat. Many Sheriffs across America are
Oath Keepers and will not support a Obama dictator urinating on the
Constitution. Whoever runs against this Sheriff must run as a
Independent, and have similar views as Sheriff Joe in Arizona. If you
are a Democrat, I consider you an enemy to this country, because you
support a fake president who still can not prove citizenship, is a
Muslim, is a Communist, hates America and has alienated our allies.
Therefore, Democrats are traitors except for the entitlement people,
who suck off the government teat and have no idea what gov-ment be, or
how to spell it. These people are Obama's Plantation People, the ones
he knows are stupid and will vote for him. We need a Sheriff we can
trust and one who is an Oath Keeper. If the current Sheriff is an Oath
Keeper, time to let us know. But, I personally don't think so.
Editor's note: Sheriff Adell Dobey has told me countless times he does
not believe the position of Sheriff should be a partisan race. However,
that is the way the political structure is at this time. I agree it
should be changed. If you hope for any challenger to run as an
"independent" you will insure their defeat. I also disagree with
the assumption that Sheriff Dobey is an Obama robot. He is very strong
in the support of legal gun ownership and self protection. If you want
to change the race for Sheriff from partisan to non-partisan, you have my support.
In fact, I would support it for the Edgefield County Council as well. web
posted January 17, 2012 Thanks for stripping out all of the
supporting links from my Ron Paul post. If you could put those
back in, I would appreciate it and would consider posting to your site
If you don't want to include the links in my post, I'll
understand. I will just never visit or contribute to your website
Editor's note: Thank you for including the name of your father, which
was removed, as if that has some weight on comments or links being
posted. As stated in the rules for posting (listed at the top of the
page) comments are cut, copied, and pasted. If you do not like the way
it was presented you should take time to make your links visible in
your comment. If others can follow the rules, so can you, regardless of
who your father is. web
posted January 17, 2012 I am curious. What exactly is your
hang up with Fox Creek? Very rarely do you have anything positive
to report concerning the school.
Editor's note: I have begged FCHS to provide their honor rolls, student
achievement announcements, sports, or other information and they
refuse. For that reason the only thing left is what comes across our
desks in the way of police reports. If you want that to change, discuss
that with the source of the problem, FCHS. web
posted January 17, 2012 Makes me not feel so bad about my fishing
trips! http://www.wimp.com/fishingbloopers/[video - high speed internet strongly suggested]
Editor's note: That was hilarious! I sat here thinking, done that, done
that, been there, done that. I remember one incident of a snake falling
into the boat with a friend while duck hunting as a teen. He shot three
holes in the boat trying to kill the snake. The snake survived, the
boat didn't. web
posted January 17, 2012 Editor's post: If only the NAACP and Democrats would
embrace the words of Martin Luther King Jr.
our nation would be so much better off. Moreover, Milton Friedman
explains to the left what America means and answers the question, "what is greed"
and liberal Phil Donahue can't even respond. (high speed internet
suggested) In today's media, Friedman would not be allowed to voice the
facts of reason and would be called a TEA Party "extremist" targeted by
the Obama Administration and the DHS "Big Sis".
web posted January 16, 2012
We were told after the first of the year
the DOT would start work on the bridge on Red Oak Grove rd. It is time
to get to work. It is costing us money having to detour every time we
want to go anywhere. web
posted January 16, 2012 This is a reference to the Editor's Note
on January 11: To say Fox Creek wants to be a North Augusta school is
not accurate. To say one man (guess who??) wants Fox Creek to be
a North Augusta school is accurate.
Editor's note: Everything that Fox Creek does is directed at the City
of North Augusta. The direct their student efforts there, they direct
their news there, they even buy their "lunches" there since they do not
have a cafeteria. Actions speak far louder than words from any one
posted January 16, 2012 Well I guess that
since this a election year the
want to be's are already starting.
Lets wonder what would happen if
the past of the possible contenders
got splashed everywhere. In other words
people in glass houses shouldn't
throw stones. What the citizens
really need to be concerned with
is the how the sheriff offfice
is able to maintain a high case
closure rate and conviction rate
while not having any additional
deputies in the past several years
and having to do so during
tight budget constraints. web
posted January 16, 2012 With the problems the county is having
with break-ins it is foolish to think that there may not be a better
way to manage the ECSD. Dobey and his guys may be doing their best.
Maybe that’s not enough. Maybe someone else can do it better. One
problem our whole country has right now is that we do not limit most of
the terms of public office enough and we have come to accept average
and mediocre performance from “professional public servants”. We need
to expect exceptional. It may be time for a change of the guard. Just
A suggestion of a change should not always be taken as a personal
attack. Didn’t someone once call us the “United States of the
Offended”? To many times in this forum opinions are taken too
personally. I have been guilty myself. Change has become a curse word
the past four years for many of us but without it we may still be
clubbing Mammoth for dinner and wearing animal skins.
Like it or not, Romney is the only chance the Republicans have in a
national election against Obama. Period. I recognized this four years
ago and warned of the outcome if McCain won the nomination. You may
like other candidates better for whatever reason but they will not beat
Obama. To many factors are at play in elections and have been proven by
some studies. Unfortunately the election for President of the U. S. has
been turned into a vote for “King of the Prom”, etc… Many capable
people will never serve in public office because they are not the most
attractive, or the funniest, or the coolest, or the biggest cheese
Besides I believe Romney will bring a good balance of morality and
intelligence to the Presidency. He may not beat Obama but he is the
only horse with a chance. Bet ya. web
posted January 16, 2012 Thankfully, the SC House of
Representatives voted to uphold Governor Haley's veto of the I-95
corridor bill! If you contacted a representative about the vote,
thank you. As a heads up, you should know that the I-95 corridor
bill is a very small part of a much bigger plan known as Agenda
21. Agenda 21 has the potential to change every aspect of life as
we know it! It is a very scary thing and it is being pushed very
rapidly by the Obama admisistration. If you do not know about
Agenda 21 you owe it to yourself and your children to find out about it. web
posted January 16, 2012 I also have great concerns about the
upcoming election. None of the candidates is perfect, and we will
never have a perfect candidate. After considering all of them and
watching much of the debates and news, I believe that Romney is our
best chance at beating Obama. He may be a bit moderate for some,
but many of the electorate are not as conservate as many South
Carolinians. I, too, have always liked Newt Gingrich and have said I
would vote for him. However, I have changed my mind. I
believe he has way too much baggage with him to win –personal and past
political. He is “establishment” to many and will not fare well
with many people. What we people in South Carolina need to do is
“look outside the state” and see how the candidates will fare as they
go through the primary process. Will our first choice of
candidate do well in California, Montana, New Mexico, or whatever
state?? Bottom line is we need to run someone who can beat
Obama. Also, even if the candidate who wins the nomination is not
our favorite we need to get behind him and vote for him in
November. To not vote is a vote for OBAMA. web
posted January 16, 2012 When GW Bush was in office and gas prices
went up it was all because GW was helping his buddies in the oil
business. Gas prices have doubled since Obama took office and from the
story (FOX News) reported he wants to raise prices another .25 a
gallon! Didn't he say he wanted prices around 7 bucks to force people
to electric cars they recalled because they were a fire hazard?
Editor's note: It is unpopular with the national media to object to our
"dear leader". web
posted January 16, 2012 Hello all! I worked for Obama in
2008 and in 2010 and my family is from Edgefield County. I would
like to share with you all who I'll be voting for in the upcoming GOP
Primary, and why.
My first point is that Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman and Rick
Santorum will not be on the Virginia primary ballot as a choice.
There are also other ballots they may fail to qualify for, which is a
red-flag for me in terms of their executive (or even administrative)
ability. If they were serious about running, this should not have
That leaves two candidates, Ron Paul & Mitt Romney. Let's
compare the record of these two candidates:
A champion of socialized medicine in his state, contrasting this
against Obamacare will put him behind in the national election.
He was deferred multiple times from the draft, inevitably never serving
in the military
Extremely disconnected from the "everyday Joe", which will pin him
against Obama and lose Independent and Moderate votes.
Dr. Ron Paul
A doctor who is for private medicine, a Captain who served in the
United States Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard. At the
time when he was drafted, Dr. Paul had a wife and two children.
Is very well respected by the military community, and is bringing in
the most in campaign contributions from US Service Members.
Supports investigation of Chinese currency manipulation, is well known
for his strong monetary policy including auditing the Federal Reserve
If Mitt Romney wins the nomination you can take this to the bank:
the Obama campaign will walk all over him. Ron Paul will run 3rd
party, which will divide the GOP vote. Young voters will flock to
the Obama campaign.
From FOX News "Nearly half of all voters under 30 went for Paul in the
first two states to vote"
I hope that you will vote Ron Paul on January 21st. Like you, I
have been let down by Obama and want to see the strongest candidate run
against him. web
posted January 16, 2012 Is there any news on the guy that got beat
down and is on life support? I haven't seen anything in the news.
Editor's note: At this time information states the victim is still
alive but is not expected to recover. Different reports say he has
little or no brain activity and that he had been removed from life
support late this week and is in a coma. According to the Solicitor's
Office, if he dies, Meadows will
be charged with murder. web
posted January 14, 2012 RE: "TAP is still being ignored and
principals are just thinking that we are all just "FINE" with it"
It appears Mr. Jackson is back at the school board meetings, and it
appears he has a new message, and as he told the School Board and
District, a new agenda. During his five minutes, he did ask the
School Board to suspend TAP until they can confirm if the programs has
been implemented legally. He also told them he new the TAP
program was a failure and acknowledged he didn't know much about
it. He stated the clue to TAP being a failed program was, when
you get a program implemented because the people voting for the program
are the recipients of incentive pay, where do you think their loyalties
reside? With the success of the program, or just insuring they
get a little extra cash?
I think someone should contact him and educate him on TAP, and if you
want it stopped, get on board and show support. web
posted January 14, 2012 What's up with all the bashing of the
Editor's note: It is an election year, and according to information,
two candidates will be filing to run against Sheriff Dobey though no
one has officially announced. All candidates will have to announce by
March. I suppose that one or the other's camp (or maybe both) are
slinging the mud early. web
posted January 14, 2012Re: Hunsburger gets life
I want to know why the two brothers were not tried for the death
penalty. Why keep anyone in jail "FOR LIFE" and pay all that money. Put
them down like the rabid dogs they are.
Alex Hunsburger was not given life. He is set to serve 33 years (original
sentence of 35, but was said to have been dropped to 33 years) with
credit for 10 years served. Julio Hunsburger did get as life
sentence. I do agree that Julio Hunsburger should have been tried
in a death penalty case, but the solicitor's office chose not to do so
for whatever reason. web
posted January 14, 2012 Remember Reagan said speak no ill of a
fellow Republican. Romney has never been my top choice. In fact Newt
has been long before he announced he was running. The way I see it no
candidate can compete or should challenge Romney’s record in the
private sector. I would like to see what they have done away from
politics, what payroll they ever have met, and how many private jobs
they have created or even tried to create. They look desperate, they
look angry, and they look stupid. Most importantly they look anti free
I think Newt is one of the smartest people we’ve seen but he is a
lightening rod and I’m now convinced the nasty left side of the
Democratic Party and the left leaning media will eat him alive.
Perry, never a real players and should have got out instead throwing
these Hail Mary’s.
Now all I have to do is decide between Santorum and Romney. People
(Conservative working class) are tired of this negative type politics.
Fight the good fight, be positive, tell the truth, and tell me what you
will do to make things better! web
posted January 14, 2012
Did the school
district really just pay Dr. Tobin such a big salary? To do what?
TAP is still being ignored and principals are just thinking that we are
all just "FINE" with it.
But we see it all and we know the principals that lied - and the
principals that tell us not to make "excuses". What
"excuse" do the principals have that lied about TAP. I want to hear
Can the school board show us the "data" about which school voted for
TAP - because we keep hearing that "data" doesn't lie.
Move on principals - we are no longer fooled by you and your "data". We
see what you do and we see what the Master Teachers do in this fine
We see ------- and we commend those that are recording your meetings! web
posted January 13, 2012 I, too, am
tired of Romney being pushed as the best option Republicans have. If he
is, he better start learning how to answer the attacks that are being
made about him. To say that he and Obama did the same thing (when Obama
bailed out the car companies etc.) is not true. If this is
Romney's defense of his own business actions than I am really
concerned. Hopefully he knows the difference between free enterprise
and government take overs.
I don't like the negative ads. As I am watching and listening, I don't
hear as much negativity from Rick Santorum. I am hearing way too much
from Newt and Rick Perry. Newt is looking like an angry old man and it
is not playing well with folks. When you let emotions take over,
whether in business or politics, the decision making is not always the
I think Rick Santorum may be the best choice at this point. He seems to
steadily plod along and he is definitely a social conservative. He
seems good on immigration, entitlements, foreign policy etc.
I just want to see someone who will win in 2012. I want my country
back. I don't care about whose feelings have been hurt... I care about
someone who has enough backbone to stand up for what is right. This
current administration is breaking laws and going against the
Constitution yet no one is challenging it. What is wrong with this
picture??? I just don't want another nice guy who plays the game with
the Democrats and hurts the American people in the process. web
posted January 13, 2012 Phasing out
the IRS, income tax, securing our borders, returning power to the
states, balancing the budget, etc sure don't sound like kookie ideas to
me! Maybe Ron Paul is what we need. Someone who will return to the
principles that our country was founded on. I was supporting Gingrich,
until I took the time to study what Ron Paul is all about. I
encourage everyone to take a hard look at Ron Paul. The man makes sense
and is what this country needs! web
posted January 13, 2012 I would like
to say that the ensuring of saftey in the county is definitely a
concern of mine. There may be a few decent employees from what I
know, but they also have several who don't do much at all on the
job. The last year has proven, with so many employees leaving
seeking other work, that maybe it's not all it's cracked up to
be. I know you say they left for jobs that pay more, but that
isn't true for all, in fact not for most. The "good ole boy"
system is surely in effect there. This last episode that has come
up between the two departments probably wasn't all in fun, if the truth
be known. Maybe there needs to be some checking done into the
quality of employees, the qualifications needed, and training required
and given before handing out guns and badges, the moral ethics expected
with the job, the promotion and demotions over the past several years,
the connections with certain people that allows preference when
upholding the law, etc. Respect is earned from proving that you
are doing a good job correctly and appropriately, not given because of
the color of your skin, who you know, or what secrets you have on
others. There are people on the Wanted photos who are seen every
day in the county. Why are they not picked up? The law is the law, and
should be upheld equally across the board. Maybe a good challenge is
needed for November's election. People need to pay
attention. This is our county and what goes on affects us all.
Editor's note: If you see a wanted person you should contact law
enforcement at once. Do not blame them because you did not call. All
agencies continuously say the public are their "eyes and ears". web
posted January 13, 2012 RE..Sheriff
Dobey is doing a good job. What rock are you hiding under.
The sheriff dept Has lost a lot of good officers due to the crap
going on up there. You have officers suing the county and
taxpayers having to fork the bill not to mention just the latest in the
news for one of thier finest being on the news for slandering the
JPD. link posted below.
The same officer I saw eating in aiken county waffle house at 12am on a
weekend night. Sheriff complains he only has 3 deputies on
a shift well its down to two when he works i guess and our homes
are being broke into!!! My house was hit with over 12 grand of
stuff gone. Did i ever hear anything back NOPE!!! We need
to get ridof him and So called Captain Wash What a joke!!! http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/136973693.html
Editor's note: I have spoken with Sheriff Adell Dobey and Johnston
Police Chief Chris Aston about this matter. Both agree it is a small
internal matter and is being blown way out of proportion. I tend to
agree with them. It was not worthy as a "news story" and was directed
to WRDW by someone with pull from outside Edgefield County, according
As far as a deputy being just over the county line in the middle of the
night to eat (which is allowed) is also a non-issue in my book. Should
all deputies that work the night shift be required to go to the
Edgefield Huddle House in order to get something to eat during their
overnight shift? If a burglary in progress call came in for the
Merriwether area I would much rather that deputy be a mile outside the
county responding than one 20+ miles away so that one select resturant
can get all the business. web
posted January 13, 2012 If that makes
you sick. Well read this http://www.scpronet.com/point/9606/p10.html
Editor's note: Interesting. Black on black crime is the result of white
posted January 13, 2012
I don't know about anyone else but I am
tired of having Romney pushed on us. I also don't understand how
anyone can want Ron Paul after seeing him in debates and hearing his
really kookie ideas. Almost makes me wonder if Obama supporters
aren't pushing the young to stack the primaries so these two are the
only ones standing while pushing out Gingrich, Santorum and Perry.
Anyone remember how Obama supporters pushed a campaign where the youth
threatened the parents and grandparents in Florida that they would not
visit them again if they didn't vote for Obama? Are the same
Chicago style tactics at play here? Guess we will see. web
posted January 12, 2012 Ref..Johnston Food Bank
I can only hope this food bank is for the express benefit of senior
citizens whose Social Security does not provide enough money to cover
their needs or families where there is a real necessity and social
programs don't provide enough assistance. It is obvious, Johnston's
famous Obama Pajama Mamas do not need mo food since they are
probably raking in mo money for all them babies they have, and
have made a profession from doing such. Maybe the men who hang out in
front of Johnston's famous downtown liquor store are in need of food?
They certainly don't work and won't work, but need food to fill their
bellies instead of that fine liquor they pass around in those paper
The truth is the food should probably go to the many pets these Obama
people don't feed or maybe let Edgefield counties (alleged) famous dog
killer loose in town to shoot (the dogs). My caustic remarks are based
on my personal observations of the many entitlement people roaming the
streets of Johnston who certainly do not look like any have missed a
meal recently. Soooo.... Food Bank people, give food to those who
really are in need, but for those who look like their backsides are two
ax handles wide, tell them to see Obama for mo money. web
posted January 12, 2012 Sheriff Dobey is doing a good job. The
candidate running against him is not qualified in my opinion. The
Sheriffs race should not be based on Iparty affilation.
Qalifications should trump party in local elections. Im looking at the
man and not what political party he lines up with. Continue to do a
good job Sheriff an make edgefield county a safe place to live an raise
a family. Edgefield Daily, continue to do the great work you do for the
county including your better half, my county rep. Thanks an GOD BLESS.
Editor's note: No candidate has officially announced to run for Sheriff
at this time. web
posted January 12, 2012 Will someone please tell me where the
money from the school registration fee's go?
I have learned 1/2 of the SC school counties do NOT charge this fee. web
posted January 12, 2012 This made me sick. A Atlanta area school
is using slavery and beatings to teach little kids about math! OMG! Why
not throw in a few "N word"s to make the race war started by OBUMMER
worse! I can't believe these people are allowed to teach in school! It
was bad enough to have Norman Dorn as a science teacher when all he did
was call all the white kids names like white trash and talk about how
much money he had. I never learnd anything from that man except that
some black people can't get over the color on your skin. Here's
link. Thank you for letting me get this off my chest. And to
Mr. Dorn, you're still a lightbulb head you old fart! web
posted January 12, 2012 This guy was a genius and may not have
known it. How true it is.
*In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the
University of Edinborough, had this to say about the fall of the
Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:
"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a
permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up
until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves
generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the
majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits
from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will
finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed
by a dictatorship."
"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the
beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years,
these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage. web
posted January 12, 2012 I bought a bird feeder. I hung It on my
back porch and filled It with seed. What a beauty of A bird feeder it
was, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a Week we had hundreds
of birds Taking advantage of the Continuous flow of free and Easily
But then the birds started Building nests in the boards Of the patio,
above the table, And next to the barbecue. Then came the poop. It
was Everywhere: on the patio tile, The chairs, the table ..Everywhere!
Then some of the birds Turned mean. They would Dive bomb me and try to
Peck me even though I had Fed them out of my own Pocket.
And others birds were Boisterous and loud. They Sat on the feeder and
Squawked and screamed at All hours of the day and night And demanded
that I fill it When it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn't even Sit on my own back porch Anymore.
So I took down the Bird feeder and in three days The birds were gone. I
cleaned Up their mess and took down The many nests they had built All
over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like It used to be .... Quiet, serene....And no
one demanding their Rights to a free meal. Now let's see. Our
government gives out Free food, subsidized housing, Free medical care
and free Education, and allows anyone Born here to be an automatic
Then the illegal's came by the Tens of thousands. Suddenly Our
taxes went up to pay for Free services; small apartments Are housing 5
families; you Have to wait 6 hours to be seen By an emergency room
doctor; Your child's second grade class is Behind other schools because
Over half the class doesn't speak English.
Corn Flakes now come in a Bilingual box; I have to 'press one ' to hear
my bank Talk to me in English, and People waving flags other Than 'Old
Glory' are Squawking and screaming In the streets, demanding More
rights and free liberties.
Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government To take down
the bird feeder. web
posted January 12, 2012 I read the letter to the editor and I
applaud the author for his military service. However, I am not sure
that it makes a lot of difference whether Newt served or not. It is
easy to criticize someone else. Not knowing why he didn't serve makes
it suspect to criticize him. That was a very difficult time in this
country and those who lived through it remember it. There are a lot of
strong, good citizens who did not serve in Viet Nam. Again, I do
applaud this writer's service and I thank him for that.
I am not sure what Newt's marriage history has to do with military
service but I will say that he has been open about his past. He has
apologized to his family and dealt with the ones who were actually
affected by things. His daughter, who was actually affected by his
actions, is out there campaigning with him. That says something about
how he has dealt with it. Frankly, his marriage history is no ones
business but his and his family. Name calling is unproductive.
Our main goal as Republicans is to have a candidate that can beat
Obama. John McCain had the strongest military background I can think
of. He could not beat Obama. Let's think about what we need to do in
this primary. Focusing on past emotions and hurts is not going to help
us put the best candidate out there.
Right now we have a president that does not support the military and
uses them (and their income) as a bullying technique. He has caused us
to loose standing in the world.
We need to make Obama a one term president. Our country is at stake. web
posted January 11, 2012 It is great to
see Channel 12 at the Murder
trial in Edgefield. They seem to
be doing a great job on
reporting the facts that matter to
I want to thank Sheriff Dobey
and his Deputies for Keeping us
safe and Winning the murder Trial.
I wonder what percentage of trials
Editor's note: They almost blew a chance of a jury being seated for
their pre-trial coverage of Julio Hunsburger's trial. I do agree that
Sheriff Dobey and his investigators should be praised for their work in
the case. However, News 12 has far fewer facts reported than Edgefield
Daily, who attended the death penalty trial of Steven Barnes. They are
the "johhny come lately" wanting to claim coverage when Edgefield
Daily was the only media outlet that covered the death penalty trial.
posted January 11, 2012 Re: Sheriff deputy calls JPD a joke
I agree and I live in johnston. Everyday I see drug dealers selling
drugs in front of the liquor store, we got more sex offenders than
anywhere else in the county because nobody is watching them, and drunks
walk up and down the streets all day long. Thank God the sheriff
is doing something about it because our PO-lease chief aint doing
it and somebody has to. web
posted January 11, 2012 Do you have a list of the candidates
running for the special board election at Fox Creek High School this
Thursday, January 12?
Editor's note: No, Fox Creek refuses to provide this information to the
local Edgefield County Media prior to elections. Moreover, they refuse
to release any information to Edgefield Daily. They prefer to have
their information released to North Augusta. They do not claim
Merriwether and strive to be known as a "North Augusta" school. web
posted January 11, 2012 I was wondering if anyone has seen the
post on Facebook from one of our Edgefield County deputy Donald Morris
about the Johnston Police Dept being a joke and also putting down two
of their officers. I would like to know if anyone else thinks that this
officer has a severe ego problem and if they think the Sheriff should
do anything about one of his officers degrading another dept. JPD's job
is difficult enough without another law enforcement officer making
comments like that on a public page like Facebook . web
posted January 11, 2012 About the Deputy Sheriff that slammed the
JPD on his FB page, I think he should be fired because its against the
Sheriff Dept Policy to say any derogatory comments about other
Law Enforcement agencies or any individual on a social media site not
to mention it was very non professional. If the Sheriff wants to be
re-elected he needs to get hid Dept together.
Editor's note: I read the comments and I did not see anything worthy of
a "news story". Were there some inter-departmental discussions in jest,
yes. Was it serious? No.
I work with these guys day in and day out and know what they deal with
on a daily basis. WRDW shows up with no facts and an agenda on a slow
news day. Their report seems to be more politically motivated than
factual, in my opinion. web
posted January 11, 2012 Who do you support for president?
Editor's note: At this time I do not have a favorite since Herman Cain
dropped out of the race. web
posted January 10, 2012 Did anyone see the hatchet job on the
(Edgefield County) Sheriff';s Office by chanell 12? What the (heck) was
that about? Officers joking back and forth............... and this is
"news"? Gimme a break!!
Editor's note: I'm not surprised. They almost derailed a murder trail
and then went after a deputy for a ribbing fellow officers and that was
the news this week to cover for their blunder last week. A distraction
to draw attention away from them for almost screwing up this week's
trial in my opinion. Let's you know whose "side" they are on, doesn't
posted January 10, 2012 Do you know much about the upcoming
election with the sheriff? I think he has done a good job so far with
more good things to come.
Editor's note: I know Sheriff Dobey will run for re-election and is
expected to have at least one challenger. web
posted January 10, 2012 I watched the Republican debate. Can I
choose "none of the above"? web
posted January 10, 2012 I am really concerned about North Korea's
appointment of the "dear leader", Kim Jung Ill's youngest son to be the
new leader of North Korea-- a nuclear power!
After all, Kim Jung Un (pronounced Kim's young-un?) had NO military
experience whatsoever before daddy made him a four-star general in the
military. This is a snot-nose twerp who has never accomplished anything
in his life that that would even come close to military leadership: he
hasn't even so much as led a cub scout troop, let alone coached a
sports team or commanded a military platoon. So, setting that aside,
next they make him the "beloved leader" of the country. Terrific!!!
Oh, crap! I'm sorry. I just remembered that we did the same thing here,
We took a community organizer who has never worn a uniform and made him
Commander-in-Chief; a guy who has never led anything more than an ACORN
demonstration and made him the leader of this country. Never mind. web
posted January 10, 2012 Editor's post: Another major trial kicks off this week
in Edgefield (hopefully) in General Sessions Court. That will make
finding a parking place difficult for the week around town in
Edgefield. There will also be four governmental meetings this week;
Johnston Town Council Monday night, the BOE Tuesday night, Trenton Town
Council Wednesday night, and the County Planning Commission Thursday
night. web posted January 9, 2012After watching the Republican debate
(Saturday) night I was struck again by how badly the Democrats want
Romney to get the nomination. The moderators and post debate analysis
showed that once again. It makes a conservative stop and think why.
Could it be that it would throw Obamacare out of the argument against
Obama? Romneycare is a reason to think long and hard about having him
as our nominee.
I think I am going to look into getting some sweater vests.
Editor's note: Of course the Democrats and Obama want to run against a
liberal Republican, we tried that last time with McCain. Plus, With
Romney they have RomneyCare (same as ObamaCare) and their economic
plans are almost identical. That's why 75% of Republican voters want
anyone but Romney. web posted January 9, 2012 So, what's up with the county council and
redistricting at this point? Any news? Also, when does the school board
have to redistrict?
Editor's note: The county has already submitted their plan to the US
Justice Department. To my knowledge, the BOE has not submitted a new
plan at this time. I doubt they will be able to get it done before the
next elections. I could be wrong, but since their filing dates are much
later in the year it is still possible. web posted January 9, 2012 I read that the Edgefield School board is
meeting with a bond attorney next Tuesday night. Please tell me that
they are not planning on taking on Fox Creek's debt!!! That was never
part of the deal and the building of Fox Creek did not go to a
referendum for the citizens to vote!
It has to be revamped in order to be able to be used. By re-issuing the
bond(s), this will provide the funding without raising taxes. The
current debt service rate would remain the same (or could even drop) on
The Edgefield County School District cannot take over Fox Creek unless
there was a county-wide referendum, which would not pass. Secondly,
because of the ill-planned layout of the school, it could not be
accepted into the system as is, so that is not going to happen. web posted January 9, 2012 RE: I-95 corridor, new SC bureaucracy
It is my understanding that our Senator Shane Massey supported this big
new agency and voted to override the Governor's veto. Maybe you should
ask him why? web posted January 9, 2012 Gingrich Blasts Media
Bias At NH Debate web
posted January 9, 2012 From now thru November 2012 this should be
required weekly or at least monthly,
Reading - BY ALL WHO VOTE!!!
Did you notice who Obama threatened when he wasn't getting his way on
raising The debt ceiling?
He threatened to not pay: Social Security Retirees, Military Retirees,
Social Security disability and Federal Retirees.
Now.. Let this sink in really good -
He did not threaten to stop payments to illegal aliens
He did not threaten to take frivolous benefits such as Internet access
away from violent federal inmates
He did not offer to fire some of the thousands of unnecessary federal
employees that he hired
He did not offer to cut down on his or his wife's frivolous
He did not threaten to not pay the senators and representatives or any
of their staff
He did not threaten to take benefits away from welfare recipients
He did not threaten the food stamp programs
He did not threaten to not pay foreign aid
He did not threaten to cut back on anything that involves his base
The list could go on and on. He is in full political re-election mode!
Why are we allowing this person to destroy this wonderful country with
his selfishness and his lies?
His type of change is killing our country. He needs to be stopped and
only our votes can stop him.
Do not forget about his tactics when it's election time. Vote Obama OUT
OF the Presidency in 2012.
2012 - THE END OF AN ERROR!
Democracy... Is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty ... Is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. -- Benjamin
Franklin web posted January 9, 2012 Doctors vs. Gun Owners
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health and Human
Now think about this:
(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.
(Yes, that's 80 million)
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups,
(C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188
Statistics courtesy of FBI
So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous
than gun owners.
Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'
FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT Almost everyone has at least
This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a
doctor as by a gun owner!!!
Out of concern for the public at large, the statistics on lawyers ins't
included for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek
medical attention! web posted January 9, 2012 I saw
afternoon) that (Alex Hunsburger) was found guilty of
murder. Why wasn't he sentenced to life? This wasn't just a murder from
what I read and saw on tv it was a plain out execution from the get go.
They should all get the death penalty….. no questions asked!!!! web posted January 7, 2012 Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs In December:
Editor's note: What a lie. Leave it to a died in the wool liberal to
use a died in the wool liberal "quasi Democrat Government-media" outlet
to perpetuate your lies.
175,000 people quit looking for jobs in December due to the Obama
controlled economy killing jobs with every step taken. Those who quit
looking for work are not counted in the "HuffPo" report, and even when
they make a reference to them they lie. It also leaves out the fact
that temporary workers were added just for the holiday season. Those
jobs have already eneded and are not counted.
The actual number of those unemployed plus those who have taken a
meaningless part-time job puts the unemployment
rate at 15.2% according to the US Department of Labor under the U-6
published numbers. Even if you use the U-4 (rather than the Obama-media
controlled U-3 numbers which can be manipulated by the Obama
administration showing 8.5%) the unemployment rate is 9.1%.
The only reason this is not made public is because the entire national
media (an arm of the Democrat propaganda machine), will not report the
truth because their savior is in office.
A lie is a lie no matter who tells it. web posted January 7, 2012 This rather brilliantly cuts thru all the
political doublespeak we get. It puts it into a much better perspective.
Lesson # 1:
* U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
* Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
* New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
* National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
* Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000
Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:
* Annual family income: $21,700
* Money the family spent: $38,200
* New debt on the credit card: $16,500
* Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
* Total budget cuts: $385
Got It ?????
OK now Lesson # 2: Here's another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:
Let's say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer
backup in your neighborhood ....and your home has sewage all the way up
to your ceilings.
What do you think you should do ...... Raise the ceilings, or pump out
Your choice is coming Nov. 2012 web posted January 7, 2012 re Gee what could possibly go wrong for
I agree with all the facts in this article but I worry about those that
are not informed or that live day to day on what they believe Obama has
promised them or given them. Some of the electorate is not very smart
and vote based on race, hype or just stupidity. Employment numbers are
being tampered with, appointments are being made by this president that
will help with the election, the chance of a third party candidate,
etc. etc. could really influence this election. There is also a
possible plan out there that will give folks a chance to refinance home
loans (an unbelievable plan with the history of how these things went
in the past plus it leaves most of us holding the bag). He will stoop
to anything to get re elected and I am not sure it will matter who the
Republican candidate is. There is so much manipulating going on it is
crazy. Unfortunately too many people will fall for these shenanigans.
Any President who has done what this one has should be looked at
carefully. The appointment this week alone was unconstitutional,
different from the ones Bush did in case, and in my opinion is grounds
for impeachment (among other things this administration has done). He
is testing the waters folks and will continue down this road.
Come on Republicans and stand up for what is really right in this
country. Washington is so broken. Who is strong enough to fix it? Pray
people pray! We are headed for some very rocky times. web posted January 7, 2012 A Huge New State Agency Is Being Formed in
SC, It will be known as the I-95 Corridor, and we, The Citizens, have
just one chance to stop it!
During the 2011 session of the general assembly, one left-leaning
Republican senator, Hugh Leatherman, led a team of seven of his liberal
Democrat colleagues to co-sponsor and push through S-211, the
legislation to create a new, big government agency comprised of 19
mostly unelected bureaucrats with unlimited power and control over
local governments, infrastructures, schools, taxes and hundreds of
millions of dollars in public spending. In other words, control
of the public purse!
Fortunately, Gov. Haley vetoed S-211. But the senate
(inexplicably) overrode the veto. So now, it is up to the SC
People's House to stop this costly, bloated and offensive Soviet-style
This legislation has largely flown below the radar and most of the
representatives outside the 17 counties along I-95 assumed it would
have little impact on their constituents. The truth is that this
serves to grow government bigger and take control away from the local
level. Once this agency is formed it will gradually spread
throughout the State. Government simply does not have the ability
successfully plan our life!
This is unbelievable! At a time when hardworking taxpayers are begging
for relief from out-of-control government spending, what were our
representatives thinking??? We elected them to conduct the
People's business in a frugal, responsible way...we didn't want them to
abdicate their most
The House is scheduled to vote on the Governor's veto of S-211 on
January 10th!!. William Clyburn - Dist. 82 --
803-734-3033 BillClyburn@schouse.gov and James Roland Smith - Dist. 84
RolandSmith@schouse.gov voted for S-2ll originally. Please
contact them (and others throughout the State) and tell them this is
not good for the people of South Carolina! web posted January 7, 2012Editor's post: I am so glad it is Friday and the weekend
is almost here. It has been a brutal week.
Here is a great
nation. (High speed
internet suggested) I encourage everyone who can watch the video to do
so. It brings it down to the personal level in 3 minutes. web posted January 6, 2012I read about the murder trial and was
furious when I saw the guy smiling in the picture. How can someone
charged with murder smile. I have to know for my own benefit was that
his driver's license picture or a mug shot?
Editor's note: That is a mugshot taken when he was brought back to
Edgefield County to face trial. He was often smiling during the trial. web
posted January 6, 2012 Re: animal shelter
I have been watching all the brouhaha about the animal shelter that is
going to be built and have a couple questions I'd like answers to. Why
is the Sheriff in charge of animal control? And why is this such a big
deal? We lived in at least 9 states that I can name off the top of my
head before we retired and moved to Edgefield 4 yrs ago and the city or
county was in charge of animal control and not the sheriff or police
chief in every one.
Editor's note: Prior to 2000 the county did manage the animal control.
The county surrendered it to Sheriff Dobey and it has been under his
control ever since. Prior to Sheriff Dobey taking over, no matter what
the animal control officer at the time found when he or she arrived,
they did not have the power of arrest.
As to why it is such a "big deal"? I have no idea. It will save the
county money each year and the cost of building it will be recovered in
just a few years. There seems to be one main objector to it - an
admittedly a "lifetime libertarian activist". Otherwise known as
someone who gets attention by opposing whatever the issue of the day is
to get time in the media. I have a feeling that if the county already
had a shelter and were going to shut it down and send the animals to
Aiken County he/she would be opposing them doing so. web
posted January 6, 2012 I understand that the
so called Chief Magistrate was at
the Council Meeting Bashing the
Animal Control Office "omg" What a
laugh dosen't she know people in
glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Let the allmighty Judge try to
walk a day in the boots of
the Animal Control Officer.
Editor's note: I have no idea where you got that understanding, but it
is incorrect. Chief Magistrate Brenda Carpenter asked one question
regarding the building of the shelter and it being managed by the
Sheriff's Animal Control Deputy. Carpenter was concerned that it would
be an overload on the deputy and the Sheriff's Office, which she said
was already stretched thin. She was assured it would not be and that
was the end of her discussion with the county council. To me, that
would be coming to the defense of the deputy and the Sheriff's Office,
not "bashing" either one. web
posted January 6, 2012 RE: "The murder trial of Alexander
Louis Hunsberger, 33, in relation to the death of 16-year-old...."
After they convict the #$@%&s, let's give them the same sentence
they meted out. Why waste taxpayer money housing these pieces of
fecal matter! web
posted January 6, 2012 I never saw a mention about the make up of
the jury. Is it mostly white, black, male or female? What's your guess
on him (Hunsburger) being found guilty?
Editor's note: I generally only count male or female, but since you
asked I recorded the following on Thursday. The jury consists of four
black males, four white males, three black women and three white women.
Two of them are alternates and will not take part in deliberations (not
sure which two). Not that it matters. With three of the six charged in
the murder taking the stand to say, yeah, we did it, there is a very
slim chance he is going to be found not guilty. Whether Hunsburger shot
the fatal shot (or no shot at all for that matter), in for a penny in
for a pound - everybody involved is responsible for the murder even if
they just stood there.
Granted, I have seen juries do the unexpected over the years, so you
never really know. web
posted January 6, 2012 8.9% unemployment.... the Dollar in a
death spiral..... rising energy prices..... rising medical costs.....
employers dropping employees’ medical coverage due to
Obamacare.....food shortages in the forecast..... cratering consumer
confidence.... highest poverty rates in decades....44 million people on
food stamps - - the most ever.......median income of Americans sinking
like a stone......gasoline prices north of $4 per gallon in some
states.......record misery indexes.... 78% of Americans believe the
country is headed in the wrong direction….national debt catapulted into
the stratosphere..... $6 TRILLION added to our national debt in 3
years, while both Houses of Congress were in Democratic hands….in a war
with Libya without Congressional approval….. dictating to Israel where
their borders should be while ignoring our own......25% of all
homeowners underwater on their mortgages and facing foreclosure thanks
to CRA and the fed-create housing bubble.....home values continuing to
plummet......murder du jour on the wide open Mexican border while
illegals continue streaming across.... ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal
hanging over the administration......more troops killed in Iraq and
Afghanistan during 3 years of Obama than there were during 6 years
under Bush ..... 68% of the population want Obamacare
repealed.....continued moratoriums on domestic oil drilling locking
tens of thousands of people out of good-paying jobs..... lies emanating
from the White House as economic advisors bail on a president with no
coattails.... suing Arizona for trying to do the job of securing our
borders which the federal government refuses to do......American
students spending years paying off their student loans while Obama
pushes the DREAM Act for illegals….. a “jobs bill” that looked
suspiciously like a union leader payoff….in a “crony corporate
capitalism” relationship with General Electric, Goldman Sachs, BP and
the now-defunct Solyndra…..using taxpayer dollars to fund "green" auto
production in Finland and Mexico..... campaigning around the country at
taxpayer expense on Canadian-built buses......appointing cabinet
members to the NLRB without Senate approval.....ginning up class
warfare and racial tensions with every speech he gives.....the country
so divided that we're approaching revolt levels....
2012. Gee, what could possibly go wrong for Obama?
Editor's note: Nothing with the media being his cheerleaders. web
posted January 6, 2012 Iowa, Endorsements and a Possibility
Mitt Romney's first place tie with Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses
have resulted in some curious punditry. It's far too early in the
electoral process to divine great wads of wisdom from the results, but
some ideas are beginning to take shape.
Editor's note: Interesting take on things. web
posted January 6, 2012 I read the (Citzen News) story about Mrs
Strom and (County Council Vice-Chairwoman) Blackwell and was surprised
to see this, "Blackwell is the first Republican woman to serve on
County Council, the first woman vice-chair, and the first woman County
Council member from the Merriwether District."
I like Mrs. Blackwell and think she is doing a fantastic job, but she
is not the first woman vice chair and she's not the first woman from
the Meriwether district. Hazel Kitchens used to be on the council and
Betty Butler used to be vice chairman.
You are correct. Blackwell is not the first woman from the "Merriwether
District", she is the first woman from "Merriwether" to hold the seat.
She is not the first Republican woman from District 5, that, as you
stated, was Hazel Kitchens. She was elected prior to Danny Bishop
winning against her in the late 90's. Kitchens lives in the Westside
which used to be part of the Merriwether District before the
redistricting in 2000. Blackwell is the first Republican vice-chair,
not the first woman vice-chair, that was Betty Butler (D-Bettis
Academy) I think in 1996 or 98.
Blackwell is the first (man or woman) county council member from
Merriwether (or District 5) to ever be elected to a leadership
posted January 6, 2012
Congratulations to the County Council for
hiring a home grown young woman who truly cares about Edgefield County
and for keeping Mr. LeDuc on a consultant basis. Lynn Strom is a
smart lady who will look out for the best interest of our citizens .
Things are truly looking up in our county government thanks to
decisions such as this!!! And my heartfelt thanks to Mr. LeDuc for all
his hard work and integrity on the job. Lynn has certainly ad a good
mentor and I look forward to more positive happenings!!! Thanks County
Council for a great start In 2012! web
posted January 5, 2012 great article in the citizen news about
mrs blackwell and mrs strom.why didn't (Edgefield Daily) run it?
Editor's note: The article was an exclusive by the Citizen News. web
posted January 5, 2012 I was so glad to see how well Rick
Santorum did in Iowa. He is the true conservative in the race, other
than Michelle Bachman. I don't think she will continue on for long. I
wish Mr. Santorum well and hope that if he is not the top one on the
ticket, maybe a VP position would help the conservatives live with
Romney if he is the nominee. We do need to be careful of the crazy
uncle in the basement, Ron Paul. The main thing is that we need to
defeat Obama. I would vote for Mickey Mouse if he was the Republican
nominee. ABO=Anyone But Obama or as I read yesterday-OMG! The problem
is there are people who still, still do not see the danger this country
is in. ABO and OMG! web
posted January 5, 2012 Rick Perry did not show up at the meet and
greet at Al's Weds. We were there. At least we got to eat. What gives?
Editor's note: Gov. Perry canceled his appearances for this week in SC
on Wednesday. I have no information at this time if the appearances
will be rescheduled. Newt Gingrich
will be at Old McDonald Fish Camp next Saturday at 10:30 am. web
posted January 5, 2012 Happy New Year an congrats on a great year
in 2011. Keep up the good work. The new year brings new challenges. I
have stated before on the wandering minds about signs going up wanting
masters tickets. I have family who works for the Augusta National an
they will tell you not to fall for this scam. It goes on at every
sporting event but the Masters is different. They police their tickets
an you will lose your privilege to ever receive tickets if caught. They
will know at the gate. I know a lot of people who have been caught. Be
careful edgefield county an aiken county. That’s where I see the most
signs. Go Gamecocks!!!!!!
Editor's note: Thank you for the kind comments and for reading
Edgefield Daily. web
posted January 5, 2012 Subject: Tonopah Solar Power
The Solar thing just got a little more interesting
The Tonopah Solar company in Harry Reid's Nevada is getting a $737
million loan from Obama's DOE.
The project will produce a 110 megawatt power system and employ 45
That's costing us just $16 million per job.
One of the investment partners in this endeavor is Pacific Corporate
The PCG executive director is Ron Pelosi who is the brother to Nancy 's
NO CONFLICT HERE!
JUST KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND CONSIDER WHO TO VOTE FOR IN 2012! web
posted January 5, 2012 Newt Gingrich is the only candidate that
will bring freedom and liberty back to America. On January 21 make your
voice heard in the fight for freedom and liberty. Vote for Newt
Gingrich for the Republican nomination for President of the Unitted
Editor's note: Why does this sound familiar with a different candidate? web
posted January 5, 2012 The Republicans need a candidate that can
beat Obama. I am not sure Ron Paul has that ability. He is an old man
that seems a little strange to a lot of folks. I worry about his
foreign policy views and some of his more radical social views. The
main thing in this election is to get rid of Obama and I don't think
Paul is the man to do that. We need someone that actually could get
elected. Ron Paul has a strong base of supporters but it won't grow
enough in the general election to get him elected. He is too odd. The
more information people find out about all of his views, the more odd
he becomes. There has to be a better candidate out there. web
posted January 4, 2012 I was at the (county) council meeting
tonight and left after an hour because it seemed they were going to
talk about nothing other than the shelter. I wanted to speak on the
speed limit on Timberland Ln but I have a family to feed. I've never
been to a meeting but if this is how it is done I won't be back! I hope
they passed the 15 mph speed limit.
Editor's note: It did pass. A full report on the meeting will not be
available until Thursday due to the meeting running so late. Some of
the matters are listed in the Headlines. web
posted January 4, 2012 Re: Ron Paul
He's a basket case and can't get elected. He's a radical and the polar
opposite of Obama. One to the left the other to the right! web
posted January 4, 2012 Who is this old geezer I see riding around
Edgefield on a bike swerving in and out of traffic like he owns the
town? In the past few weeks I've almost hit him several times! He acts
like he's the only one on the road! Where are the cops when you need
posted January 4, 2012 OMG is no longer what you think; it has a
whole new meaning!
OBAMA MUST GO! web
posted January 4, 2012 What ever happened to the Dancing School
that was advertised on your website. It was supposed to come to Calhoun
St in Johnston but there is no such business here in town. Can you tell
me where they opened and the name of them so I can find their website.
Editor's note: Their website
posted January 4, 2012Editor's post: Way to go Gamecocks! 11-2 for the year!
I was also given some very bad news Monday night. Dan Booth of
Edgefield passed away with his family at his side at the Edgefield
County Hospital. He will be sorely missed by all. Rest in peace my
friend. Funeral arrangement will be published as soon as they are
available. web posted January 3, 2012Your chickens looked pretty good today.
Congrats on the win. Bulldogs let one get away from them. Should have
posted January 3, 2012Re: We have a problem...
Add my thanks and applause of appreciation to our County Council
Chairman Mr. Campbell, Vice Chairman Mrs. Blackwell, Mr. Ashcraft and
Mr. LeDuc for their efforts in such a short time. What a
waste the past 15-20 years have been in this county with the previous
leadership and do nothing members, administration and "leaders in the
community" who have all had a personal interest in keeping the
county from growing.
Keep up the good work everyone. Let's have a great 2012 and
posted January 3, 2012 The Citizens of each State shall be
entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several
States. The US Constitution
Unless you're a fetus. The US Supreme Court web
posted January 3, 2012 Ron Paul is the only candidate that will
bring freedom and liberty back to America. On January 21 make your
voice heard in the fight for freedom and liberty. Vote for Ron Paul for
the Republican nominee for President of the Unitted States. web
posted January 3, 2012Editor's post: Our IT department is working hard to
resolve the problems we encountered over the past few days. Headlines,
Obits and other sections have been updated. The Wandering Minds has
also been achieved for the month of December and is listed above. All other comments have been placed in the
archives due to formatting issues encountered during the maintenance of
web posted January 2, 2012
Re: I was
curious why nobody else is reporting this (fatality)
I did see it on ch 6 the same night the Daily ran it.
Editor's note: I did contact WJBF and was told they ran the story over
the course of their subsequent three broadcasts on Dec. 29 and 30. web
posted January 2, 2012 I want to thank the editor for giving us another year of Edgefield Daily. It is
the start of my day and I know it is a lot of hard work. Thank you and
may God bless you and Edgefield Daily in the coming year!
Editor's note: Thank you. Though I edit and publish the daily content,
there are several others who contribute to the articles and columns
such as Pastor Phillip Howle; Religion, Tim Crane; Sports, Melody
Boylston; reporter, Bill Hart; free-lance reports and photography,
other contributors and news partnerships.
I would also ask you to thank our advertisers by clicking on their ads
and supporting their businesses. They make Edgefield Daily's content
free for our readers. web
posted January 2, 2012 Happy New Years!!!!!!!! This is the year
we kick Obummer out of office!!!!!! web
posted January 2, 2012 Re."Seems we have a problem in one our
county departments." And nothing is being done about any county
problems because our Administrator.......
I see a lot of good things happening and I think it has as much to do
with Dean (Campbell, Chairman), Mrs Blackwell (Vice-chair), Mr Ashcraft
(councilman), and the county administrator (Roger LeDuc). They've done
more in the last year than anyone else did in the past ten years or so.
Look at all the ways they want to grow the county rather than just
sitting still. I find it very refreshing and promising. Keep up the
good work! web
posted January 2, 2012 The presidential candidates would do well
to wrap their minds and messages around these seven
This means that every day the federal government spends
$4 billion more dollars than it has.
out of work.
than they were under President George W. Bush.
the federal poverty line than at any time in U.S. history since
records have been kept.
Under President Barack
Obama, every fifth child in America now lives in poverty.
web posted January 2, 2012 MAN OF THE HOUSE
A husband had just finished reading a new book entitled, You Can Be THE
Man of Your House.
Finding new courage that he never knew he had, he stormed into the
kitchen and announced to his wife,
"From now on, you need to know that I am the man of this house and my
word is the 'Law.'
You will prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, bring it to me, and when I
am done eating my meal, you will clear the dishes and serve me a
scrumptious dessert.After dinner, you are going to go upstairs with me
and we will make love the way I want!
Afterwards, you are going to draw me a bath so I can relax. You will
put on soothing music, wash my back and towel me dry and bring me my
robe. You will massage my feet and hands to relieve any last bit of
tension so that I can sleep like a baby.
Then tomorrow, guess who's going to dress me and comb my hair?"
The wife replied, "The funeral director would be my first guess, unless
I have your (rear end) cremated." web
posted January 2, 2012