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June 2012 Archive
Why are Davis Parkman's Republican
signs still up around the county? I thought he had to change them. This
is not a very good example of doing what is ethical.
Editor's note: According to the Edgefield County Republican Party,
Parkman cannot advertise he is running as a "Republican" if he is in
fact running as a petition candidate. in addition, sources state that
signature collection for Parkman's run has hit a snag and he may not
reach the number required before noon on July 16. That will not be
known until it is time to turn in the petitions. web
posted June 30, 2012 Tonight I grieve for my debtor
nation, which is headed toward yet more planned and approved deficit
spending. The Bible says to pray for those in authority, but it
is hard to do when there is so much deceit, incompetence, and
dishonesty at the highest levels of our government. Brothers and
sisters, pray for me and then pray for them, for they know exactly what
they do. That might be the saddest part of our predicament. web
posted June 30, 2012 Looks like pretty slim pickings on
the news today [Friday]. You still on vacation?
Editor's note: No, the news is slow this week. As our motto states -
"We will never report what never happens or quote what is never said.
Everything else is fair game." There is not a lot of "everything else"
that is newsworthy. Perhaps the heat is keeping the criminal element
indoors and thus limiting the number of crime reports. July will be a
very busy month with county and General Sessions court news. web
posted June 30, 2012 Hello Edgefield! I'm looking
to do a service project over the course of the upcoming school year to
benefit the Edgefield area. Unfortunately, I'm having issues with
formulating a good idea. Anyone have something you would like to
offer? It just might end up happening!! Thank you! web
posted June 30, 2012 Today's Lesson:
The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Food Stamp
Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is pleased
to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps
Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S.
Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed The Animals."
They say that this is because the animals may grow dependent on
handouts and not learn to take care of themselves.
Thus endeth today’s lesson.
Editor's note: I've always wondered why the "Department of the
Interior" is in charge of everything "outside". web
posted June 30, 2012 In the midst of a fiery floor
debate over contempt proceedings for Attorney General Eric Holder,
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)
quietly dropped a bombshell letter into the Congressional Record.
Editor's note: The same way they claim "Emails
and Furious’ Don’t Refer to Operation Fast and Furious" web
posted June 30, 2012 Boliver, TN - Two local men were
injured when their pickup truck left the road and struck a tree near
Highway 18 early Monday. Hardeman County Deputy Kennemore reported the
accident shortly after midnight last Monday.
Thurston Poole, 33, of Bolivar, and Billy Ray Wallis, 38, of Toone,
both BHS graduates, were returning to Bolivar after a frog-catching
trip. On an overcast Sunday night, Poole 's pickup truck headlights
malfunctioned. The two men concluded that the headlight fuse on the
older-model truck had burned out. As a replacement fuse was not
available, Wallis noticed that the 22 caliber bullets from his pistol
fitted perfectly into the fuse box next to the steering-wheel column.
Upon inserting the bullet the headlights again began to operate
properly, and the two men proceeded on eastbound toward Bolivar.
After traveling approximately 20 miles, the bullet apparently
overheated, discharged and struck Poole in the testicles. The vehicle
swerved sharply right, exited the pavement, and struck a tree. Poole
suffered only minor cuts and abrasions from the accident but will
require extensive surgery to repair the damage to his testicles. Wallis
sustained a broken clavicle and was treated and released.
"Thank God we weren't on a bridge when Thurston shot his [testicles]
off, or we might be dead," stated Wallis.
"I've been a deputy for 10 years in this part of the state, but this is
a first for me. I can't believe that those two would admit how this
accident happened," said Deputy Kennemore.
Upon being notified of the wreck, Lavinia (Poole 's wife) asked how
many frogs the guys had caught and did anyone get them out of the
Editor's note: Through searching the story, I have no been able to
confirm or refute the report. It is linked from several other sites,
but not to the reported publication. web
posted June 30, 2012 Editor's post:
With the Supreme Court ruling that ObamaCare was constitutional, I felt
as if I was watching the Twin Towers fall again on 9/11. As devastating
as that was, it pales in comparison to the ruling handed down on
Thursday. The massive tax increases will place the death-nail in the
coffin of America as we know it today.
To send your comments click here,or refer to our contact page for
additional email addresses or contact information. web posted June 29, 2012Cub Scout Pack 30 In Edgefield will
be having a spaghetti supper on Tuesday, July 3rd 2012 from 6-8PM at
the Edgefield Jaycee/Scout hut on Penn St. Plates will consist of
spaghetti, salad, roll/garlicbread, and dessert.
Tickets cost $7.00 each and can be purchased from any Scout, at Napa
Auto Parts in Edgefield, or DJ'S Corner Cuts in Johnston. All proceeds
will go towards chartering our Boy Scout troop in July. web
posted June 29, 2012 Well, guess ya better start
learning how to re-load, store food, and beef up security of your
property. We have government that is absolutely out of
control. God bless us all. But the real question will be,
something that was probably bantered around prior to the American
Revolution-How many of you will be willing to give your life so that
others remain free?
We're %$#@^! Outside of God and your family, not many others
count. Help your neighbors, but keep a watchful eye. It
used to be God, Honor, Country- now it's God, Honor, FAMILY! web
posted June 29, 2012 Obamacare must be repealed. But
after today’s Supreme Court ruling, this fight will not be short and it
will not be easy.
The American people are turning to The Heritage Foundation to be their
principled, conservative voice in Washington against Obamacare.
Heritage will be pouring our time, energy and resources into the
efforts to end this big government atrocity. And we
posted June 29, 2012 Why isn't Tracy Freeman saying
anything about running or not running? [Edgefield Daily] has reported
him not running, why doesn't he say so?
Editor's note: Edgefield Daily has not reported that Freeman is not
running, just the conflict between to seats he would hold (one of which
he would have to resign) if elected and the fact that candidates are
collecting signatures to get on the ballot in the event Freeman drops
out. To date, Freeman has not returned phone calls or emails seeking an
additional statement on his candidacy. web
posted June 29, 2012 Now that we know who the
Republican challenger will be for the White House, speculation focuses
on who Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate. Romney and the
Republican Party have an opportunity to establish a solid foothold on
the American political landscape, and being careful who NOT to select
for the number 2 position is even more critical than who will be chosen.
posted June 29, 2012 "There is no good government but
what is republican," John Adams wrote. "(T)he very definition of a
republic is 'an empire of laws, and not of men.'" Adams meant that a
government in which law is applied at the discretion of powerful people
is a bad government. The law must be applied in a straightforward,
nonarbitrary fashion or the entire governmental system should be called
into question. web
posted June 28, 2012 Why would Tracy Freeman run for
county council if he knew he wasn't gonna be able to be on the county
Editor's note: I suppose (mainly because Mr. Freeman has not returned
calls or emails on the matter) he did not know the two seats would be a
posted June 28, 2012 This is the craziest election I've
ever seen. People are in, then out, then in, then out, then trying to
get back in. How the [heck] are we supposed to keep up with who is in
and who is out?
Editor's note: Read Edgefied Daily. web
posted June 28, 2012 I've read all the comments about
what [proposed Sheriff candidate Davis] Parkman supposedly did and the
claim he was fired. I've never read anything by [Edgefield Daily] or
any other paper saying he did something or was even "fired". Parkman
claims it's all lies.
Editor's note: Former Chief Magistrate Davis Parkman was removed, or
more accurately was not re-appointed, due to actions he took while
sitting as a Magistrate. He did not retire and leaving the position was
not a choice he made. It was made for him by State Senator Shane Massey. web
posted June 28, 2012 What is a 31 year old man doing
with a 18 year old girl in a vacant house with a bunch of drugs?
Editor's note: Getting arested is
the only answer I can give. web
posted June 28, 2012 RE: Editor's note: Okay, so it is a
tax the top 10% who pay half of all taxes so their money can be
redistributed to those who don't work. I don't comprehend the
"redistribute the wealth" thing to start with. How can the government
"redistribute" something it never distributed in the first place?
And again, what does this have to do with "healthcare"?
Typical spin. Deflection. All the above doesn't change the
fact that once again you post right wing talking points as if they are
true, without comment or question. When called on it, all you can
do is try to spin it. The fact is this right wing talking point
is false.....like most are when you peel back the layers.
The 3.8% is a medicare tax. Medicare pays for healthcare.
Editor's note: So, those who don't use Medicare are the ones who should
pay for Medicare when they sell a house? I'm sure anyone selling a
house over $250,000 won't need Medicare or even be able to apply.
Again, no spin, what does selling a house have to do with ObamaCare,
which will most likely be struck down today by SCOTUS as
It seems you are the one using the Obama and liberal "talking points"
to justify an illegal law. What's next, a tax on buying a car to fund
ObamaCare? With the new law outlawing incandescent light bulbs in favor
of CFL bulbs, will a special tax be placed on them to treat people for
lead poisoning created by the ban?
Liberals always like trying to tell other people what to do and create
more problems so they can regulate even more. "When they came for the
Jews I did not worry because I was not a Jew".... sound familliar? web
posted June 28, 2012 Obama's war on America exposed! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFIpoL3jrfo&feature=player_embedded web
posted June 28, 2012 I have complete faith in Anderson
and Strom. They are both qualified and dedicated leaders. I
look forward to working with them and watching as this district becomes
better than ever before. I hope every employee will have a
positive attitude and will jump on board. Good things are coming
our way and I'm thrilled for my children!! web
posted June 27, 2012 If [Tracy] Freeman drops out and
Willie [Bright] and [Betty] Butler run do they have to take 51% of the
vote to win?
Editor's note: [In response to a number of similar comments] No. First
of all, Tracy Freeman has not announced he is dropping out of the race
at this time. According to insiders, there is a likelihood he might. I
have sent him an email asking for him to step forward to confirm or
discount the rumors.
I am aware of her being a guidance counselor and director of special
services. When and where did she teach school and what background does
she have in curriculum development? Mr. Anderson does not have
experience in this area and needed to choose an assistant who does. web
posted June 27, 2012 Just to clarify, the Strom Thurmond
baseball team finished ranked 5th in the class AA, SC Baseball Coaches
Association poll. This is not 5th overall. Still a great accomplishment! web
posted June 27, 2012 I heard that Tracy Freeman was
getting married and moving to Augusta. How can he run if he's going to
move out of state? web
posted June 27, 2012 RE: Editor's note: What about those
who inherit property at a zero cost? Any gain would be taxed on
"profit" in addition to capital gains. I don't understand what any of
this has to do with "healthcare" to begin with.
The question you ask was answered in the link I posted on snopes.
Below is a recap.
Inherited house. Owned by a married couple. Tax free on
sale up to $499,999. How many houses in Edgefield county sold in
the last 3 years for over $500,000?
Inherited house. Owned by single person. Tax free on sale
up to $249,999.
That is 100% tax free. No cap gains. No medicare 3.8%
"Any gain" isn't taxed as you say above. It is only gains above
the thresholds I laid out above.
Editor's note: Okay, so it is a tax the top 10% who pay half of all
taxes so their money can be redistributed to those who don't work. I
don't comprehend the "redistribute the wealth" thing to start with. How
can the government "redistribute" something it never distributed in the
And again, what does this have to do with "healthcare"? web
posted June 27, 2012 I loved the "Redneck
Zapper". I don't know where you found the pic but it was
Editor's note: The photo was taken at the back door to one of our decks. web
posted June 27, 2012 We have all bought corn from a farmer or
in the grocery with the husk and silk attached and realize we need to
remove as much as we can before cooking, right? Well this gentleman in
this video will show us an easier and less time consuming method and
all we need to remember is 8 being eight minutes!! This is really cool
and I hope you too enjoy this video.
Editor's note: That is a handy trick for corn on the cob, a favorite of
mine. web posted June 27, 2012 Well, can I?
http://godfatherpolitics.com/5830/can-i-tell-this-story-not-racist/ web posted June 27, 2012 Editor's post:
There is nothing like a "Redneck Bug Zapper",
efficient. To send your comments click here,or refer to our contact page for
additional email addresses or contact information. web posted June 26, 2012Re the
The assistant superintendent has been a teacher, guidance
counselor, and director of special services where she dealt with
teachers daily. Therefore, she does have education background.
She is a good person, a strong leader, has morals, and loves this
county. She will be an incredible partner with Mr. Anderson. web posted June 26, 2012 I really hope the Superintendent of
Edgefield County really listens to what people are saying about the
principal of Douglas Elementary. Mr. Anderson please listen to us when
we say that we are miserable under her leadership and that Douglas is
definitely not a positive environment! Please do not be fooled by
[he/she]! web posted June 26, 2012 Congratulations once again to the Strom
Thurmond High School baseball team. The final rankings have come out
from the SC High School Baseball Association and Strom Thurmond ended
up as the number five ranked team in the state. Congratulations to all
the coaches and to the players for their GREAT SEASON. web posted June 26, 2012 I would like to thank the EMT's and first
responders who were so helpful during my recent motorcycle mishap on
Long Cane Road. BJ was first there and last to leave. I
Just want to offer my heartfelt gratitude for their care. Thank you! web posted June 26, 2012 I know a teacher who was at MES who really
did a good job with the students she had seen. When the time came to
hire teachers she was not one that was picked. It is curious that he
raved about how she really worked with students and then she was not
one to get picked.. Marchant gave a stupid excuse of why she was not
hired. His excuse to her was that her classroom management was not up
to par. How would he know what her classroom management style was like
if he never came in when she was teaching students. We all know the
reason for her not being hired. The good ole boy system.
The superintendent at the time had asked why she was not hired and he
said that she did not fit in the school very well. If she did not fit
in the school, why was it that teachers were upset that he let her go.
The two teachers he did hire, Marchant and [removed] knew personally.
The [removed] teacher [removed] was not even certified in her position
as a [removed] teacher and the teacher he let go had a good track
record and was teaching Math RTI and was certified to teach elementary
education. [removed] went to a lot of math conferences to better her
understanding of teaching Math RTI. She really took her job seriously.
She thought about each student as an individual and never let other
teachers persuade her opinion in some students who gave her a hard
time. [she] was very dedicated to her students. Even the students she
did not teach. She was willing to help all students who sought her out.
She always had a smile on her face. She was always willing to help out.
This teacher also had brought curriculum in to help students and the
entire school is now using the curriculum. If you look at the scores of
these students she has helped, majority of their scores went up. I just
don't get how the good ole boy system helps students. She worked
extremely hard for these students and she also was very caring to them.
To know that Marchant played the game that he always does is sad. I am
glad that he is no longer in charge of a school. What comes around goes
around. Mr. Marchant's arrogant ways has costed him dearly. It does not
pay to be arrogant. web posted June 26, 2012 RE: HOME SALES TAX
This isn't true. There is no $15200 sales tax on a $400,000 home
sale. There is no $3800 sales tax on a $100,000 home. Most
residents of Edgefield Co. don't make enough money to trigger what
could be a tax on PROFITS from the sale of a home over a certain
threshold. But there is no sales tax on the sale of homes that
will hit every home sale at 3.8%.
The link provided doesn't support what this WM poster made up from
whole cloth. Why do people just make up stuff like this?
Editor's note: What about those who inherit property at a zero cost?
Any gain would be taxed on "profit" in addition to capital gains. I
don't understand what any of this has to do with "healthcare" to begin
with. web posted June 26, 2012 Best Ad ever.
Editor's note: That was uplifting, to say the least. web posted June 26, 2012Editor's post:
I've had a number of people contacting me about signing the petition
for District 1 County Council candidate Bill Smith over the weekend.
The petitions will stay at Crouch Hardware, Whites Auto, and the
Chamber of Commerce for a few more weeks. You can also contact Mr.
Smith directly at 803-768-2330. To send your comments click here,or refer to our contact page for
additional email addresses or contact information. web posted June 25, 2012Does any one
know what agency in SC regulates private ambulance companies. I'll tell
you why. This Jan. I rushes my wife to Aiken Emergency because she
could not breath. We found out that her lungs had numerous blood clots.
She spent 6 weeks there and then I was told she needed to go to a rehab
facility. I chose the one in Edgefield,(people warned me not to, and I
should have listened.) While there she had to go to her doctors in
Aiken and they called a certain ambulance company that they only deal
with. She made three visits and I was charged $ 711.00 per trip!!! for
a total of $ 4266.00 They counted it as 6 trips, 3 going and 3
coming. Neither Medicare nor my insurance covers trips to doctors
offices only to hospitals. Has any one else had this experience? I
believe that this facility must get a kick back.
Editor's note: DHEC oversees ambulance and EMS agencies across the
state. Edgefield County makes non-emergency transport companies pay a
franchise fee to operate in the county and the County EMS can inspect
their ambulances at anytime they choose. I'm not sure if any agency
regulates their fees. web posted June 25, 2012 Positive changes in the edgefield county
school disctrict. Where are they being made? Has the new
assistant superintendent ever been a teacher - or a principal? For that
matter, has our superintendent ever been more than an attorney?
Take a good hard look tax payers.
Editor's note: Mr. Anderson has over 30 years of experience working
with the school board, longer than any board member, he's seen the real
inside of the machine, knows where the problems are, and in my opinion,
will rank as one of the best superintendents we've had - right up there
with Sharon Keesley. Changes are not made overnight and his tenure does
not officially begin until July 1. web posted June 25, 2012 Re: Davis Parkman
I wonder why he is going around telling people he retired when he was
let go, fired, what a lie. hope the whole truth comes out mr.judge not
a sheriff should you ever be. shame on you. you [k]no[w] what you
have done why don't you come clean? web posted June 25, 2012 Mr. Editor, please include this where ever
you deem proper.
I would like to thank John Brown for his reports on the Dixie Youth
baseball teams and the [Edgefield] Daily for publishing them. I go to
every game possible and enjoy seeing the children having such a good
time. Our children and grandchildren are grown now and I can't wait for
the great-grandchildren to start playing. I would also thank the
volunteers that coach and support the teams. They are the people who
make a real contribution in the lives of these young boys.
[name removed] web posted June 25, 2012 Anyone catch Nancy Pelosi's explanation of
why Eric Holder is in trouble with Congress? It is not because of him
lying, withholding information, supporting an awful program that led to
the murder of a border agent and others etc. No, she says it is because
the Republicans want to get rid of him because Holder wants to protect
people's right to vote. Oh, yes, that is right. He doesn't think you
should need an ID to vote. Hmmm Who votes that doesn't have
some kind of ID? Oh yes, the dead people. The Democrats would be
limited by a voter ID law because they couldn't cheat as easily. They
will still cheat but they will have to figure out other ways.
Don't forget that Holder protected the Black Panthers' attempts to keep
people from voting in the 2008 election. I don't think the Black
Panthers were worried about dead people voting or black people voting.
Whose right to vote was being limited there? Yet Holder did nothing
about that. He is definitely not thinking of the American people as a
So let's not ruffle Holder's feathers or do anything to limit his
power. He is a shining star in this administration because he does just
what he is told to do. The President is covering for him and for
himself. I wonder what is in all that information that is being
protected by the President.
We need to encourage our Congressmen and women to stand up for the
truth and deal with Holder. He should not only be held in contempt, he
should be kicked out of power. web posted June 25, 2012 When does your home become part of your
health care? After 2012!
Your vote counts big time in 2012, make sure you and all your friends
and family know about this !
HOME SALES TAX
I thought you might find this interesting, -- maybe even SICKENING! The
National Association of Realtors is all over this and working to
get it repealed, -- before it takes effect. But, I am very
pleased we aren't the only ones who know about this ploy to steal
billions from unsuspecting homeowners. How many realtors do you
think will vote Democratic in 2012?
Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay
a 3.8% sales tax on it? That's $3,800 on a $100,000
home, etc. When did this happen? It's in the health care
bill, -- and it goes into effect in 2013. Why 2013? Could
it be so that it doesn't come to light until after the 2012
elections? So, this is "change you can believe in"?
Under the new health care bill all real estate transactions will
be subject to a 3.8% sales tax.
If you sell a $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax. This
bill is set to screw the retiring generation, -- who often downsize
their homes. Does this make your November, 2012 vote more important?
If there was ever a question of how self-important Obama thinks he is,
"Dear Leader" has asked people getting married, having an anniversary,
or even a birthday, to have friends give
Just how arrogant do you have to be to stoop this low? Obama talks
about how rich he is and says he should pay higher taxes, but wants you
to give your money to him rather than giving a gift to your friends or
Obama... Obama... Obama To send your comments click here,or refer to our contact page for
additional email addresses or contact information. web posted June 23, 2012Some
observations from this week with Obama. Do you think the false report
about Marco Rubio not being vetted as a VP choice forced the hand of
Romney to announce at least one of the people he is looking at? Also,
do you think there are any attempts to make Romney look less attractive
to Hispanic voters? Hmmmm-do you think the libs are afraid of someone
like Rubio being picked? Has ABC retracted their lie? Nope-just
justified it and really made their lying look even worse.
Also, this whole cover up on the Fast and Furious is disgusting. Jay
Carney did not even know the name of the border agent that was murdered
by one of these guns. One of our own citizens, murdered by the
incompetence and intentional misuse of power by this administration.
They hoped these guns would be tracked back to the US-what better way
to try to get a ban on assault weapons and maybe all guns. They are so
devious and now they are covering their tracks. Delightful people,
So many lies in Obama's own autobiography! We all need to read the book
, sanctioned by Obama, that shows how many lies he told. Now the
author, David Maraniss, is upset because it seems this book is actually
vetting Obama. It is comical-how dumb do they think the American people
are? Are people so accustomed to lies that it is now OK that someone
lied about their life and got away with it? I believe the title
of the book is Barack Obama -The Story.
Good reading for the summer!
How can anyone with any sense of integrity support this corrupt
Editor's note: Democrats
elected a convicted felon to run for office. I suppose that was a
rhetorical question? web posted June 23, 2012 About the great year Fox Creek had.
Pleeeeeesssssseeee! Look at their schedule. A recreation
softball team would play that schedule and be competitive. They
played 2 decent teams and lost 2 of 3. Beating the rest on their
schedule is a joke. I would be ashamed to post a schedule this
weak. You can doctor your stats but not the teams you play.
Explains the batting averages. If maybe they could just have won
one more maybe they could have been #1. People never fail to
amaze me!! web posted June 23, 2012 Shame on folks who belittle a student for
any reason. If more people would help by being positive role
models--instead of being so hateful with unkind and hurtful
words--maybe we would never see any child---whether they are STHS,
FCHS, or Warldlaw students--be less successful than he or she could
be. web posted June 23, 2012 In an explosive video dated more than
three years ago, former Deputy Attorney General David Ogden talked
about "Barack Obama’s orders" to “fight” the Mexican drug cartels,
using "Operation Fast & Furious." Could Attorney General Eric
Holder possibly have not been listening to what his own aide was
explaining to the American public?
Will be interesting to see how they lie about this one. web posted June 23, 2012Editor's post:
I love getting emails such as this. By placing lost and found animals
in the headlines we have about a 95% recovery rate... Re: Lost
miniature horse: "I cannot thank you enough!! We found him and we just
secured him back home. Your assistance made it possible and I thank you.
To send your comments click here,or refer to our contact page for
additional email addresses or contact information. web posted June 22, 2012I would like
to sign the petition for William Smith but wasn't able to make it to
the first 2 signings nor will I be able to make it to tonights
[Thursday]. When is the deadline for signatures? Is he
going to have anymore signing opportunities?
Editor's note: There may be more, but none have been announced at this
You can sign the petition at Crouch Hardware on the town square. The
deadline for petitions to be submitted is July 16 at noon. web posted June 22, 2012 How could Willie Bright run after not
signing up to run?
Editor's note: He could always run as a petition candidate. web posted June 22, 2012 For the report that our girls sports are
so bad, and Columbia County/ Augusta is so good, you are SO
RIGHT. Fox Creek played Lakeside Tuesday and ...... oh ......
sorry ..... Fox Creek won 20-8 in 5 innings. They finished the
season ranked 6th in the state. All three of their seniors had a
scholarship offer for college softball. Two will be playing, one
D1 the other JUCO. The third is wanting to go to medicial school
and focus on grades, which is why she is not playing at the next level.
I agree with the comment that we need to help and promote our youth
instead of tearing them down. Got to love opinion (fiction), over fact. web posted June 22, 2012 OMG! I read this today and was shocked.
"white people" should be
ashamed to be white. The University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD) is
now sponsoring an ad-campaign designed to achieve "racial justice" by
raising awareness of "white privilege." Maybe they should run ads being
ashamed of being liberal or DEMONcrats! Watch the video! web posted June 22, 2012 Obama has thwarted the will of Congress,
the courts, the laws of the land and the will of American people with
his administrative order granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.
Estimates on the number of illegal immigrants in the US vary widely
from 10 to 20 million. The Pew Research center estimates there
are 11.9 million of them, and that of that number approximately 50% are
under the age of 30.
Split the difference and say there are 16 million of them. Obama
just granted amnesty to 8 million criminals.
Many liberals will applaud the move as humanitarian, but they’re
secretly counting the votes of these “new Americans” that will
doubtlessly be cast early and often, Chicago style. If theirs is
the margin in just Florida, New Mexico or Colorado, it will go a long
way toward an Obama victory. So clearly this move is calculated
to improve Obama’s election prospects – but it goes deeper than that.
Connect the dots with the “Fast and Furious” debacle. How many
criminals were issued weapons by Obama so they can waltz across the
border in time for the election to enforce voting by Hispanics for
Obama in the barrios at the point of a gun? (Sure there are many
illegal alien gansta’s already in possession of illegal weapons, but
Obama has just upgraded their arsenals.) Just like Obama used the
New Black Panthers to intimidate voters in ’08, he’ll have the
Furiolito brigade in ’12.
No wonder Attorney General Holder is holding back on Congress’s demands
for information concerning F&F and “sticking to his guns” to
provide no more. Deeper digging would very probably prove a
master plan to arm the very illegals Obama now grants amnesty to.
This is a page out of the Marxist playbook of people like Venezuelan
dictator and Obama pal, Hugo Chavez.
Americans: Can’t find a job? You now have millions of more
competitors, compliments of Obama. Be prepared to pony up more in
tax money to provide the entitlements that come with their new “legal”
status conferred by Obama.
States, counties and localities: Having trouble balancing your
budgets? You now have 8 million more dependents to take care of
on the backs of your taxpayers.
Businessmen: don’t discriminate against these new countrymen or you
will be in trouble. Get ready to hire them and take good care of
them, and to hell with your bottom line.
Enough is enough. Republicans now have the ammo to impeach
Obama. Unfortunately they don’t have the guts to use it.
Probably the best we can hope for is for the House to seek an immediate
court order staying Obama’s illegal order before the election. If
the decision is in effect by the election we have officially lost our
If this order stands and he wins re-election don’t be surprised if
Obama’s next executive order declares himself “president for life”. web posted June 22, 2012 Return to the Back of the Bus
President Obama has instituted a new immigration policy – by executive
fiat – that provides educational and employment advantages to
non-citizens meeting a particular criteria. But despite the legal
and political controversy, there’s no stopping Massah Barack from doing
what he wants. Read
post web posted June 22, 2012 Obama's actions (cover up?) suggest
personal role in Fast and Furious. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/grassley-fast-furious-holder/2012/06/20/id/442962?s=al&promo_code=F40A-1 web posted June 22, 2012 Got told Tot (County Councilman Willie)
Bright was still gonna run again. What's up with that?
Editor's note: There have been many rumors floating around the District
4 County Council seat. I have spoken to Councilman Bright and Tracy
Freeman (unopposed for the seat in November). At this time all I can
say is anything is possible. web posted June 21, 2012 This is to clarify all of the lies posted
on this site about Marty Williams, He was not kicked off the team at
Clemson. He graduated from Fox Creek and is academically accepted into
Clemson. If he does not go there it is a decision that he is making and
not anyone else. Coach Scneider as he said in his comment has not
talked to Marty since the end of school and should not be speaking on
his behalf when he has no idea what is going on. Marty Williams brought
a lot of publicity and recognition to Fox Creek High School and Russ
Schneider should be ashamed of himself.
Editor's note: Not taking sides on any of the comments, but Williams
was reported widely as not being academically
eligible to play for Clemson. Those who link to outside news reports or
other information are not "lying", they are merely passing on
information published by other websites. web
posted June 21, 2012 Marty Williams is an aspiring individual
and is an inspiration to many, negative comments regarding that he is
illiterate are completely false and just out right rude . He has not
been kicked off the Clemson team, those are just silly rumors spread by
those who obviously have nothing better to do . He is still going to
college to play football and that is all that needs to be known. web posted June 21, 2012 The Most Arrogant Man In The World.
https://www.facebook.com/RightChange?v=app_365034356896601#!/RightChange/app_355775127799178 web posted June 21, 2012 Seems everyone is assuming the new
administration is taking care of things at the school district, but
there's one big problem left to fix. If Marchant could be
uprooted, then the one at the school where no one wants to go to and
many want to leave from, should absolutely be taken care of. You
know which school I'm talking about. I realize Mr. Marchant is
white, and the race card gets pulled anytime a black person isn't
handling a job well(as we have all seen in the past), but just because
color tends to be the old-trusty, let's drag the NAACP in, way to keep
from consequences being carried out, doesn't mean something doesn't
need to be done. Jobs are hard to come by, qualifications and
fulfillment of duties fairly and correctly, should not be put aside for
the same ole fear that has gotten us where we are. As they say,
"help a brother out". web posted June 20, 2012 Enough with the bowing!!!! Always bowing
to our enemies never to our friends. This is him with the President of
Mexico probably taking a bow for Fast and Furious!!
Editor's note: Photo removed. web posted June 20, 2012 It's about FREEDOM stupid!
http://nation.foxnews.com/dreams-my-father/2012/06/18/38-falsehoods-found-obama-bio?cmpid=NL_FiredUpFoxNation web posted June 20, 2012 I have children who attend Strom Thurmond
High School and I am an avid supporter of their athletic events. I know
there can be and is a lot of animosity between the Fox Creek and Strom
Thurmond supporters (parents). However, to find joy in a child’s dreams
being delayed or destroyed is never good. I cannot believe that people
would stoop to such levels. I wish Marty Williams all the best in
football and in life. We all should be supporting the children of our
communities not bringing them down! web posted June 19, 2012 - Marty you have done a great job @
foxcreek.undersatand the opportunity is there for you so take one day @
a time god heals it all
- What a lie the news can print as far as the read or write it
has to be a problem with you..marty has a illness that has affect him
Editor's note: Nothing printed in the Wandering Minds is "news". These
are reader comments and links to other websites by our readers. web posted June 19, 2012 Has there been any updates on the Strom
Thurmond football stadium plans since January? How were the seating
areas considered to be safe enough to hold the graduation ceremony
Editor's note: As I understand the new stadium may be approved at a
cost of nearly $4 million, but that is not written in stone at this
time. A new reporter will be covering the school board for Edgefield
Daily and until then the information is speculative. web posted June 19, 2012 Not only whites, but blacks and hispanics
will also be effected by Obamacare,
so don't forget that when you vote in Nov.
http://www.youtube.com/embed/PJ-p29xEM0s web posted June 19, 2012 - According to Fox Creek's head coach,
Russ Schneider, 2012 Clemson signee Marty
Williams will not qualify academically. Schneider has not talked to
Williams since the end of school and did not know his plans, but it is
believed he will attend a junior college.
- What a great academic school Fox Creek is, their best player can't
play ball because he can't make the grade.
- Just read that Marty Williams has been kicked off the
team at Clemson because he can't add, read, or write!!! Should have
gone to a real school!!!
Editor's note: At least a dozen people sent in the same or similar
comments. web posted June 18, 2012 The (Trenton Ridge) Peach Festival was
great! Hat''s off to everyone who made it possible. The kids had a
great time and so did we. Thanks Trenton! web posted June 18, 2012 Hopelessly dumb!
When Obama stopped in at Master Lock in Milwaukee, Wisconsin last week,
he was walking the plant and stopped to talk with a plant employee and
looked up at the banner hanging on the wall and said to the worker and
people around him, "It is great to be in a union shop, especially one
as old as this union is " - - - - pointing to the banner. He then said,
"A Union shop since 1848" - - - and then he went on to talk on what
that banner stood for and how important it was to display it and show
your union support.
The worker then said to Obama that it was the flag of the State of
Wisconsin - - which was founded in 1848.
This was only reported by a local radio station in Milwaukee (1130AM)
and not by the major news networks - - - they didn't want to embarrass
this "got no friggin' clue" President!
Since they didn't do their job of reporting on this presidential visit,
the only way for the news to get around is by us - on the Internet. web posted June 18, 2012
The recent increase in burglaries really
chap my hide-You have hard working folks who get up and put in hard
honest work to get what they want only to have lowlifes come and take
it-Be vigilant and report any suspicious people and activity in your
areas folks web posted June 15, 2012 Re: Pettigrew quit
He was also the Mayor of Edgefield and quit. Get your facts right. web posted June 15, 2012 Isn't it refreshing that Mr. Pettigrew is
following his own advice and not slinging mud? It warms my heart to see
the maturity that he is showing in how he is handling this unfortunate
situation. It is so nice that he is not whining or blaming anyone else
for this situation. It helps people respect him more to see what a
strong person he is when faced with adversity-especially when politics
can be so difficult at times. I am so impressed with his ability
to move on and focus on what he really needs to do right now, and that
is to get enough support to get on the ballot. It is also refreshing
and reassuring to know that this won't end up in a court battle that
will cost the taxpayers a lot of money. So much for caring about
the people of this district. Hmmmmm.
All kidding aside, I hope Mr. Pettigrew can get on the ballot
legally and run a clean campaign. There is nothing wrong with us having
a choice. Lets's just hope we can elect leaders who don't whine or play
the blame game. Things are what they are at this point so people
need to move on and do something positive. We don't need childish
behavior in our leaders, we need leaders that can rise above the fray.
We need leaders to be strong enough to handle this kind of adversity.
Life isn't fair and life in politics really isn't fair. If one wants to
play with the big boys, one needs to put their big boy pants on. web posted June 15, 2012 If Mitt wins the nomination, I will
enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who have
hesitation on that score, I’d just ask you to keep four things in mind:
1.. Justice Scalia
just turned 78
2.. Justice Kennedy
will turn 78 later this year
3.. Justice Breyer
will be 76 in August
4.. Justice Ginsburg
turned 81 about a week ago.
We wish them all well, of course, but the brute fact is that whoever we
elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose at
least one and maybe more new members of the Supreme Court — in addition
to hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom will be
making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come.
If you don’t think it matters whether the guy making those calls is
Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, I think you’re smokin’ something funky…
So for anybody who is thinking of not voting because your favorite
didn’t get nominated, or writing in a candidate who can't win...
Imagine this: SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ERIC HOLDER web
posted June 15, 2012Who is John Galt? Atlas Shrugged!
http://www.yolohub.com/economy/turn-out-the-lights-the-largest-u-s-cities-are-becoming-cesspools-of-filth-decay-and-wretchedness web posted June 15, 2012 [From an email] Thanks for the article about
Michael Feagin. He is my great nephew and I am happy he is getting
some recognition for all his dedication and his hard work! Great
job Michael!!! web posted June 14, 2012 Interesting that John Pettigrew Jr. is not
an official, certified candidate for South Carolina Senate and is
already slinging mud at Shane Massey. If you really take the time
to sit down and think about it, it is not surprising since Mr.
Pettigrew has NO laurels or accomplishments to base his campaign
on. He was trained to be a lawyer and quit. Ran for SC
Senate before and was handily defeated. Announced a run for
U.S.House of Representatives and quit. Sold cars and quit.
Became County Administrator and quit. Is this his next attempt to
feel good about himself that he is going to quit? web posted June 14, 2012 I couldn't tell from the letter from
[John] Pettigrew if he was running againt Shane [Massey] or not. I read
the title saying he was but when I went back it changed to talking
about the people kicked off [the ballot]. What's going on?
Editor's note: Mr. Pettigrew sent the guest article for publication and
it was placed with the first title. That was changed at the request of
Mr. Pettigrew. He stated that at this time he is not actively seeking
signatures to be placed back on the ballot. I assume, right or wrongly,
that a petition run for Pettigrew could be off the table. web posted June 14, 2012 The black voter who votes for Norman Dorn,
Cocaine Jackson and Ryan Doyle is as ignorant and backward as can be
found on planet earth. These ignorant voters have no intelligence and
vote purly on the basis of skin color and thuggery. It is doubtful
these voters will ever enter the world of morality, integrity, duty,
honor and country. These voters are people most of us would never let
near small children, on our property or near farm animals. You are a
disgrace to this county and country. Most of these voters don't
contribute anything to the betterment of this country. These are voters
who regard thugs, drug kings, pimps, illiterates and criminals as their
idols. These are voters who have no self esteem and would rather live
off the gov-ment teat than work, because in their peverted world, work
is for 'suckers'. Thanks to your first African-American president, this
country has become a fire bed of renewed racism. This presidential
clown has only crreated more racial divide than prior to the Civil War.
And today, we witness the thugs and criminals openly declaring
themselves worthy to hold political office as financed by the Democrap
party. If former African murderer/dictator, Idi Amin were running for
president, you can bet most black voters would support him,
again.The truth hurts. Pray for me sisters. web posted June 14, 2012 I just read the story on the Doyle
primary. I guess you can be a mass murderer and run for an office, and
if you are black you’ll get elected. That speaks poorly of the
intelligence of Edgefield County voters (only the ones that voted
for Doyle, of course). web posted June 14, 2012Obviously blacks will vote for a black
crook regardless if they are a criminal or a sex offender. What does a
black person have to do before they won't vote for them? Kill a black
kid? The election just shows who the racists are in Edgefield County. web posted June 14, 2012 The Constitution is not an instrument for
the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the
people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives
- Patrick Henry
"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands
-- Thomas Jefferson
web posted June 14, 2012It seems that I have a partner also doing
a Bozo Report.....
I guess I just don't understand the driving habits of people. What
don't you understand about a stop sign? What don't you understand about
a yield sign? What don't you understand about no turn on red? What
don't you understand about school speed limits? What don't you
understand about no passing zones?
What don't you understand about posted speed limits in general? Do you
get some orgasmic pleasure violating the traffic laws, or are you are
dumber than a box of rocks? web posted June 14, 2012 I will never understand how the
african-american community can support a drug dealing cocaine Jackson
for school board, a convicted felon for congress [Brian Doyle] who
stole stole hundreds of thousands of $ from medicare, and a loud
mouthed admitted bigot like Norman Dorn to be elected or even get a
vote period! I thought Obama was supposed to be a "uniter" and be "post
racial". I guess the DemonCrats in Edgefield didn't get the memo. Maybe
instead of D and R for DemonCrat and Republican they should just have B
and W for black and white. I thought we were passed [past] all that
[removed]. web posted June 14, 2012 And these people are also allowed to vote.
Welcome to "Hope
Change". web posted June 13, 2012To the person
who commented on the Girls
State selection process. Get your facts straight before you start
throwing out false information. I have also attended Girls State and it
didn't take a family member to get me there. You have no idea what the
American Legion does for this county, state, and country. The girls
that are selected to represent Edgefield County are first picked from
the teachers at the schools they attend. Then they go for an interview
with several different members from the American Legion. They
choose who they ALL think will best represent Edgefield County. It is
so sad to see how mean and cruel people are in this city and even
country. Those women and men at the American Legion are wonderful
people and you should take some time out of your day and thank them and
not put them down. web posted June 13, 2012 It's no secret that the softball program
at STHS is in shambles. Without a very few athletes who play
travel ball or take private lessons during the off season, you just
don't have much of a talent pool. Add in the fact that [removed]
has run off most of what would have been the next group of talented
players with a varsity coach who doesn't even attend his own players
awards ceremony and you have a recipe for failure. The school
board has a golden opportunity at this moment to make the right
decisions in regards to the future of both STHS's softball and baseball
programs. Hire [removed] for baseball and [removed] for softball
and watch the Regional Championships come.
I'm not sure what the writers comment about Reardon and Wardlaw meant
exactly. Reardon was named All State and received an athletic
scholarship to play softball at Newberry. I can promise you that
her coaches were sending in her stats on a weekly basis. However,
in the end, the vast majority of college softball recruiting isn't done
at the high school level, rather it's done during weekend travel
tournaments. Coaches know that's where the serious athletes can
be found. web posted June 13, 2012On the subject earlier about softball
teams in the area as posted. The point I was referring to was
from what I saw in HSSR report following this season. I know Mr.
Brown has done a great job with his reports, but what I want to know is
here is a opportunity for the local schools to promote their better
athletes a chance for exposure for their hard work and success. While
Mr. Brown does a great job telling the truth, where is the
administration as A.D. coach and booster members? This is
just one reason STHS, Fox Creek programs are on the dumper.
Football coaches coaching softball. Would they want softball
coaches coaching their football programs? And why would Wardlaw
not put out a few bucks to show Reardon that they would like to reward
her for her hard work and dedication to the game and school. Nothing in
HSSR. I guess they cannot pay for lack of funds. Pleeeesssseee!!!
They look like they have money for tons of new signs all inside and out
of the school though and other programs. Wow what a way to send off a
great athletic. While other schools doctor the books for some who
don't deserve recognition, others who do don't get any. And people are
now seeing it. Good luck folks in softball programs in CSRA area.
Go to Augusta and Columbia area where they know what it takes. People
step up for your girls, or just set back and complain! web posted June 13, 2012 Norman Dorn is a racist and everything is
white against black. He can't back it up and uses the same race baiting
as his heros Al Sharpton and "Rev" Jessie (i got a bunch of illegit
kids) Jackson. web posted June 13, 2012 And the beat goes on.
http://nation.foxnews.com/nancy-pelosi/2011/09/28/obama-gives-737-million-solar-firm-linked-pelosi-clan web posted June 13, 2012Editor's post:
For my birthday earlier this month I received a roll of "Obama" toilet
paper. It was a joke gift, but times are hard in the Obama economy so I
thought I would put it to good use. Much to my surprise the "Obama"
toilet paper didn't work. All it did was, "spread the [you know what]
around," and when I tried to flush it, it blocked the key[stone]
pipeline and caused a back-up. On the good side, because it was
"recycled paper" I was counted as a "green job" created by his
"stimulus" spending. web posted June 12, 2012Signing,
signing, petition, petition. Will
somebody, maybe the candidates, tell us where and when we can sign
their petitions? Or is that a secret? Or is it too early? Or is it
going to be a door-to-door thing? Procedural details,
please…somebody…anybody. Signe me a District Oner.
Editor's note: County Council candidate William "Bill" Smith has released dates
of signing events as well as locations his petitions will be
available. No other candidate has release announcements, but they will
be published if provided. web posted June 12, 2012 I am one of the many who once were zoned
in the " Dorn" district . We were rezoned into the Ashcroft [Ashcraft]
district which makes no sense. We do not even know Ashcroft! Our
neighbors across the road are still in district one. It makes no sense
at all. Who ever decided this rezoning was a certified idiot for sure.
What affects one home in a neighborhood affects them all. I resent our
being isolated - a few houses in an area. I resent not being left on
district one to be able to vote for William Smith, who we all out here
do know, and to be able to help vote out Dorn so as to have a living
brain in that seat on the council!
Editor's note: I agree that boundaries should be placed at the back
side of properties and not the roads, however; the county council held
months of meeting for public comment and got very little from anyone
other than elected officials in the towns. Because Edgefield County had
to secure two districts with "minority populations" to meet the US
Justice Department approval, the lines had to be moved.
Your beef is with the Federal government, not the Edgefield County
Council. web posted June 12, 2012 I want to know how the [heck] Norman Dorn
gets elected! He's an [removed] and has to be the biggest idiot I've
ever met!!! web posted June 12, 2012 My niece made varsity cheerleader at Strom
Thurmond and she keeps asking me to purchase a ad. Is it true
that it cost $700.00 to be on the squad if you don't sell an ad?
Is it true that the school does not even consider cheerleading a JV or
Editor's note: Our youngest daughter was a cheerleader and she was
required to sell ads in the football program and we had to make up any
difference she did not meet on that goal. I couldn't tell you the
dollar amount. web posted June 12, 2012 I was just wandering as I read the HSSR
today, how do you have so many girls leading the stats in softball yet
cannot win? I know a lot of teams do not write in stats or
support their girls who deserve to be honored for their hard work and
success in the game. I guess the answer is the lack of support from a
coach and A.D. Case in point, Fox Creek with so many girls whose
batting averages being so high, along with hits, HRs, stole bases,
etc. Who did they play and what was their record. What in
the world is going on? Is the coaching that good or that
bad. With all of these great players then what is the
problem. Then there is Wardlaw Academy with Rearden who gets no
exposure or support from the school. Parents must not be on Board or
Booster Club. Somebody needs to address this for people to
understand. No excuses or same old bla bla bla. Parents who
send their kids to other schools for playing time, think about it real
hard. Go to play up not down. Or just play rec. ball. That way they can
all get a trophy just for showing up.
Editor's note: John Brown has published several reports on the Wardlaw
Lady Patriots over their season. Fox Creek refuses to send any report
of their programs, even school issued, to Edgefield Daily. If you have
a problem with them, that is where your comment needs to be directed.
For years we have begged Fox Creek to send their press releases to
Edgefield Daily. We stopped asking in 2012. web posted June 12, 2012 Why I love Texas ----- Texas
daughter web posted June 12, 2012 That's probably enough, but I'll sweeten
the pot and throw in a goat and a turkey.
Editor's note: Davis Parkman will have to get close to 800 (suggested
to get over 1,000 to be safe) to have his name added to the ballot for
Sheriff. William Smith will have to get nearly 170 (suggested 300 to be
safe) and George Attaway needs about the same number. The suggested
number is put forth because some people who may sign may not be "active
voters" or may not even be registered to vote. In the council council
seats it will also account for those who will be crossed off for being
out of the district. If those removed from the petition takes the total
below the magic number required, the candidate will have to give up the
race or run as a write-in.
John Pettigrew may need up to 5,000 certified signatures to be placed
on the ballot. web posted June 11, 2012 Edgefield County will never change.
It disturbs me to hear that several girls chosen to attend Girl's State
are the granddaughters of the ladies on the selection committee.
I heard the interview process was a joke. As an attendee of
Girl's State many years ago, it was a lifetime experience. I
would like to apologize to the young ladies that didn't make it because
your family member was not on the committee. Hopefully the
selection of young men for Boy's State is unbiased. web posted June 11, 2012 I keeping reading the editor notes talking
about Mr. Parkman's "record" and being "removed from office" but I
NEVER see anything but innuendos. Either tell us what it is or stop
saying you know something that you know isn't true or else you would
Editor's note: The comment you refer to was placed on June 9 (below)
and was so worded because the poster raised the question about
Parkman's record, which I correctly stated would be an issue in the
campaign and that it will reported at that time. Right now, he is not a
candidate until he certifies as a petition candidate. It was not
reported sooner because it was obvious that he would be removed from
the ballot before the primary was held (of which he would not appear
without a the Republican challenger anyway).
I expect a report will be published sometime late July with the
information that most voters are not aware of and should be
informed. web posted June 11, 2012Unemployment has been on the rise but you
don't hear our President talking about that. If you listened to him
yesterday, you would think the economy is strong and healthy. Maybe it
is that way in his world of friends or in his hopes and dreams. My
friends are not experiencing any of that great prosperity right now.
What is the reality for the majority of folks out there? A lot of us,
who try to live within our means and be responsible, are really
concerned about the financial future of our country. Some of us worry
about how we will support our families tomorrow. It is too bad our
leaders don't live the same way or have the same concerns. Hurts us
all. We need change in November!!! web posted June 11, 2012 An old man, a boy & a donkey were
going to town. The boy rode on the donkey & the old man walked.
As they went along they passed some people who remarked "What a shame
the old man is walking and the boy is riding." The man and boy thought
maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.
Later they passed some people who remarked "What a shame.... he makes
that little boy walk." So they then decided they'd both walk!
Soon they passed some more people who remarked "They're really stupid
to walk when they have a decent donkey to ride." So, they both rode the
Now they passed some people who shamed them by saying "How awful to put
such a load on a poor donkey."
The boy and man figured they were probably right, so they decide
to carry the donkey.
As they crossed the bridge,they lost their grip on the animal and he
fell into the river and drowned.
The moral of the story?
If you try to please everyone, you might as well...Kiss your [jack] ass
goodbye! web posted June 11, 2012 If he can fool'em one more time he can
finish destroying our country.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/07/obama-administration-playing-dangerous-game-with-intelligence-leaks/ web posted June 11, 2012 I agree with the comment that if there is
no county recreation at the northside park taxpayers don't need to be
pouring money into it for nothing. My question is why was money ever
spent there in the first place? I thought that before youi can start a
building project a Perc Test was the first thing done before you could
move forward. I couldn't build my house unless DHEC said I could have a
septic tank. How did the county get to break the rules? web posted June 9, 2012 Why doesn't [County Council Chairman] Dean
[Campbell] shut [Councilman Norman] Dorn up before he goes off the deep
end attacking people?
Editor's note: You will have to ask him. Vice-chair Genia Blackwell has
stated many times that she would have removed Dorn from the meetings on
several occasions, but does not have the power to do so as Vice-chair. web posted June 9, 2012 I live in dist 1 and have never voted to
Norman Dorn. He is a total embarrassment to everybody that lives here.
He's a racist and thinks the whole world is against him because he's
black. Just so he knows, it's not because you're black, it's because
you're a stupid [removed]. web posted June 9, 2012 So [Davis] Parkman is no longer a
candidate. I wouldn't vote for him but I wish his record would have to
come out. I guess that doesn't matter anymore.
Editor's note: Mr. Parkman has announced he will run as a petition
candidate after being removed as a Republican on the ballot. His record
as Chief Magistrate, and the reason he was removed from office will be
a campaign issue and will be reported. He can't hide from his
past. web posted June 9, 2012 Why is Unemployment on the Rise?
Much like Europe, the United States economy is being dragged down by
crippling debt and future fiscal uncertainty. As former Federal Reserve
Board Chairman Alan Greenspan noted, businesses are holding back on
investing for the future because, "In short, there is a fear of the
. web posted June 9, 2012 See pattern of White House leaks that
threaten USA security.
All May comments have been archived and linked above in order to make
this page load faster for dial up internet users. web posted June 8, 2012Here we are in
Trenton! So sad we do
not have Bank any longer! web posted June 8, 2012 I agree with the poster that asked about
paying for a park we can't use. That seems like a total waste of money
and looks like a payoff to get votes with my money. Thats [removed] if
you ask me. Why should my tax money go to help Dorn get elected? It's
not a "county park" it is an election tool! web posted June 8, 2012 Obama wants to be King and Holder is
obviously his righthand man. They think they can get away with
anything. If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you are not a racist,
vote for anyone else in 2012 to prove you are not an idiot.
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additional email addresses or contact information. web posted June 7, 2012I have
followed the discussion about water
in the western part of the county for several years and I have attended
every meeting that has been held to discuss the issue. I admit that I
am not an expert on infrastructure or an engineer of any sort, but I do
not see why everyone is looking to Edgefield County, the Water
Authority, or McCormick County to supply the water needs in the areas.
The areas have bountiful natural water sources from spring fed creeks
and Stevens Creek and from existing maps of water tables there are
large aquifers in the area as well. Why doesn't the county look to
private equity firms to invest in providing water. Start ups such as
these seem to do very well.
On the other hand, if private business is uninterested that should be a
firm indicator that any plan to provide county water is not feasible. web posted June 7, 2012 If there is no county recreation at the
northside park, why is the county even paying for a park to be there?
Thank you Mrs. Blackwell for standing up for the taxpayers and stopping
them from wasting our money!! I take it the rest of the [county]
council is on the same page since there didn't seem to be a vote
mentioned in the article but it seemed obvious that [Chairman]
Campbell, [Vice-chair] Blackwell and [Councilman] Ashcraft aren't
afraid to stand up to [Councilman] Dorn. Was Mr.[Councilman] Bright at
Editor's note: Councilman Bright was at the meeting and offered very
little in the way of input until PARD funds were discussed, and then
only to state that a park had to be active for a year to be eligible
for funding. Councilman Bright did not give Councilman Dorn's motion
for the 1.5 millage rate for the Northside "water project" a second
allowing it to die without a vote. Bright is not running again and his
seat will be taken by Tracey Freeman who is unopposed in the November
elections. web posted June 7, 2012 Are there no standards that a county
councilman or councilwoman needs to meet in order to remain in good
standing on the council? With Councilman Dorn's behavior,
misinformation, confrontational approach to dealing with items, his
verbal exchanges with citizens, his lack of respect for his position
and his fellow council members and his lack of respect for the chairman
are just a few reasons to think about suspending him or doing
something to curtail this abuse of power. I am shocked that this
continues to go on and that there is no recourse or discipline for this
type of behavior.
It is fine to point out all of his crazy behavior but to me there
should be a certain decorum for the meetings. If a member of the
council does not perform within certain guidelines they should be
excused or disciplined in some way. If the person cannot be
permanently removed from office, maybe they could be dismissed for that
particular meeting. Consequently he would miss most of the meetings and
he would not be wasting everyone's time. Why is he allowed to continue
to act in this manner? If this man wins again, then shame on his
district. Are the voters really blinded by such an ignorant man? It is
absolutely amazing to me that he continues to be elected. Absolutely
amazing and very scary.
Editor's note: Chairman Dean Campbell can end Dorn's rants anytime he
wants to do so. I do not understand why he lets him start on topic and
then ramble on off topic for so long. He does try to contain Dorn, but
a warning should be followed by a threat of removal from the meeting.
If he ignores that, there is a Sheriff's Deputy present that will
escort Dorn from the chambers. web posted June 7, 2012 What Mr. Dorn did at the [county council]
meeting is the prime example of why Bill [William] Smith should be
elected to replace him. Bill's a good man. I guess that's why Mr. Dorn
is acting out trying to get in the news. You are giving him free
Editor's note: We report on what transpires at local government
meetings. He is using the county government time to run his campaign. web posted June 7, 2012 Let me get this straight. Dorn wants
tax payer money for yet another "park" owned by a Church and not the
County? Is it true that Edgefield County doesn't own the
Bettis Academy facility? What type of lease do they have on Bettis
Academy? Sure seems like a lot of money to invest into a complex where
the lease can expire in the near future if that's the case. In my
opinion, we could have taken all the money that's been invested in
Bettis (baseball fields) and put it into our facility here in
Edgefield. We could have developed a super complex that would
draw children from all across the county to play. Appears we need
to do a better job of "thinking" these things out.
Editor's note: The county does not own Bettis Park, it is leased. Which
is why grant money is not available and has to be funded locally. web posted June 7, 2012Mr. Dorn needs to be given a metal
evaluation if you ask me. Sounds like he's lost what little brains he
had when he was a teacher. He was the same way back then. All he did
was cuss us and talk about how much money he had. He's still a
loudmouthed bully. I don't know how he gets elected. Anybody that votes
for him has to be dumber than him. That says a lot about the people
living in the Northside. web posted June 7, 2012 RE: Mr. Dorn
This man is an embarrassment to all of Edgefield; he just wastes
everyone money and time with his ramblings. Can’t the council have him
declared incompetent and removed from office? The morons who
voted him in should be ashamed of themselves, real business could be
getting done while he rants and raves. He is a very good reason NOT to
vote purely on race. If you are going to vote pick the most competent
person for the job. He should be renamed Norman Dumb. web posted June 7, 2012 This was my favorite line in the [report]...."You
Massa Dean! Dorn be OWNED! web posted June 7, 2012 It's obvious Mr. Dorn is doing his best to
mix racial issues with County business and show intelligent county
residents how Obama Democraps operate. Dorn's references to Tea
Party, burning crosses and Mitt Romney proves the Obama racial race has
even reached Edgefield County. Speaking for the white people in Dorn's
District 1 area, we are embarassed by his behavior and comments. The
people who support him are mostly uneducated, entitlement people who
have been living off the gov-ment teat their entire lives. Most of us
would not let Dorn's voting base watch our children, our farm animals
or near our property. Keeping Democraps from managing anything related
to this county should be NUMBER 1 priority. Most of us are tired of the
race card being played. It don't work no more. If Dorn wants to
mimick race baiters Jessie Jack-Ass Jackson and Al 'Big Head' Sharpton,
he should move to NYC and take his supporters with him. No one will
miss any of them, since most do nothing but suck off the gov-ment
teat. web posted June 7, 2012 Re: Fox Creek. While both STHS and JET
have excellent coaches in football and baseball, I can tell you that I
know for a fact that several parents and players aren't happy with the
status of STHS's softball program. Neither [removed] at JET or
the varsity coach at STHS seem to have a handle on the sport. The STHS
softball team has several young ladies, that with the correct coaching
could very well have a shot at having their college paid for. I
know several who have quit the sport over the way they were handled at
JET. And for those of you who plan on replying to these
statements, be sure to throw in JET and STHS's win/loss records for
softball over the past two seasons. On a side note, I would love to see
either team play Wardlaw in the sport. When your 2A public school
can't beat a school with 40 girls 8th - 12th grade, you may need to
reconsider your direction. If you wanna keep those athletes
playing at STHS, hire Ron Conley and build a Championship team. web posted June 7, 2012 RE: Office Jobs and Dock Jobs.
Please stop living in the past, not every college graduate gets a big
salary and a company car. As a recruiter for "office job" people
I look for people who have busted their butts in the past and want to
do better. Too educated to work on a dock? Too smart to
flip hamburgers? Too cute to do yardwork? I've done all of
them, and thrown hay bales, formed concrete and worked on cars.
We learn not only from school but life lessons and it makes us smarter
By working on the dock you know how long it takes to load a truck, and
what kind of loads you can mix together, and how to do it
smarter/quicker/cheaper. You can't learn that in a book. Who do
you think will advance quicker, someone who read a book or someone who
has done it? People who read resume`s all day long can tell if you are
a worker, or a leaner. I don't hire leaners.
In todays work environment anyone who turns down any kind of paying job
is just silly. You can either sit on your duff and collect a
small check for doing nothing, or you can make something happen, and be
a meaningfull part of society. web posted June 7, 2012 Ok, Someone needs to do something about
the young man that continues to ride his bike with no light or
reflectors down Martintown Rd at night, I have come up on the boy
several times and he is in the middle of the road some one is going to
hit him, If he just had a light on his bike it would help. He
rides his bike between Sportsman corner and Currytown Rd. Please
get him off the road. He is the same boy that got caught shooting a BB
gun at cars web posted June 7, 2012 Nothing matters except 4 more years to
-I can't imagine what the family has to be going through right now. Our
prayers continue for all of them.
-I went to school with Lori and I can't believe she is gone. She was a
sweet person and loved everybody. She is in heaven now.
- There is a lot of truth to the song only the good die young. Lori was
a good person just like her mom and dad. I cried when I read the news
she died. I will keep praying for Eric [her husband] and the whole
-May God grant the family of Lori Hutto peace and understanding at this
difficult time. Our prayers are with all of you. web posted June 6, 2012 Dorn owes his constituents an
apology. Instead of working to represent them he has used his
time to campaign yet again. Instead of accepting his
responsibility for failing to serve them he throws out the race card
which is more than inappropriate it is downright false. He has
failed in more ways than one and when confronted with the truth he
calls names. Obama must be proud of this demoncrat who blames
everyone else for his failure. While he fills the audience with
those who cannot think for themselves and who believe that he is
standing up for them they and he fail to realize he has wasted years
with incompetent rantings and accomplishing nothing for any of the
citizens. Rather than give his people the wrong and incomplete
information, he should have been helping them to find ways to get
things done. If you want the full and truthful story look at the
real records. Dorn once again proved to be a true demoncrat,
expecting the government to take care of all his wants and
desires. Dorn seems to be the only one who believes taxes paid by
citizens should be given for any whim he desires. Dorn is the
true one who believes the money belongs to him. The race card has
been played so many times it is like the little boy who cried
wolf. Wise up Dorn and followers, reality is setting in and
if you want things to change you need to begin with Dorn. web posted June 6, 2012 I was at the [County Council] meeting
[Tuesday night] and if the people that [County Councilman Norman] Dorn
invited to the meeting were his "inteligent voters", God help the
Northside because they have to be dumber than he is........... web posted June 6, 2012 I am really shocked at the number of
students who are leaving North Augusta High School to attend Fox Creek
Charter School. Evidently these parents are more concerned about their
children being able to play sports at this 1A charter school than
getting a education. North Augusta and Storm Thurmond are ACCREDITED
high schools while Fox Creek is NOT ACCREDITED. If your child is not
good enough to play sports at North Augusta or Strom Thurmond then they
will not be getting an athletic scholarship at Foxcreek. The SAT scores
for last year shows Strom Thurmond leading the way with a score of
1508. North Augusta followed with a score of 1438 and Foxcreek was at
1417. Parents wake up and remember that your childs education is the
most important thing. If you think that Foxcreek is that good is
sports, tell them to put North Augusta or Strom Thurmond on next years
Football schedule and see what happens. web posted June 6, 2012 RE: I drove 7 hours to make sure I was
there for my niece's graduation on 1 June 2012.
It was very nice of you to come to your relative's graduation. I
hope they appreciate it and will make you, your family, and most
importantly themselves proud.
But I was there also. I saw nothing wrong with the speech made.
The speaker, in this case, I believe the top graduate in the class,
worked her way up to the honor, with hard work and dedication. I
believe she earned has the right to make the speech, to address her
fellow graduates and attendees, in a manner she believed
IMHO There was nothing inappropriate.
If her comments convinced JUST one student go on their way to achieve
the way she has, and I believe will, then this would success beyond
Maybe that one, will be your relative that graduated. web posted June 6, 2012 Another Ghetto Bastard strikes again.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/06/05/1-year-old-boy-shot-dead-in-father-arms-on-sidewalk/?test=latestnews web posted June 6, 2012 I drove 7 hours to make sure I was there
for my niece's graduation on 1 June 2012. To hear one of the
featured speakers politicize the event with right wing speaking points
was #1 disrespectful to fellow graduates & their families...who do
not aspire to her political views; and #2 a cheapening of the
event. Yes it may have been 'your' moment. Live long enough
and you will find...it ain't all about you.
Editoer's note: Would you be writing if the speaker had issued
"left-wing" ideals? I saw nothing "political" in anyone's speech. web posted June 5, 2012 May God give people who complain about
race peace in their hearts. If you believe that Jesus Christ died
for your sins turn it over to him. You will have peace.
web posted June 5, 2012 RE: "It has always been RACE, and it will
continue until God Take control of these kind of situations. Yes I am
black, but I will never let White or any other race take control of my
freedom or my family's freedom."
No, with people like you, it will always be about race. Not only
are you stuck in the past, but you're also stuck on stupid.
Had an interesting conversation the other day with a person the
opposite race. Told them I couldn't put my finger on when the
race issue becomes a race issue. Go to the schools, and in
elementary, you see children of all races interacting, playing, working
on projects, etc. Go to the middle school and you see the
same. Went to have lunch at STHS and saw the various races
interacting with each other and showed no such issues. So I
asked, when does it begin to be an issue?
The answer I got - it's only and issues because it's an excuse used by
the older generations. Interesting, the answer came from a black
man. Guess since his answer wouldn't fit the template he'd be
called an Uncle Tom.
And did you know that blacks in leadership positions are now being
trained to raise the issue of race if their leadership/competence is
ever challenged? Makes you wonder. web posted June 5, 2012 Where are the Hummingbirds this year??
Last year, I couldn't keep the feeders filled, but this year I only saw
one, and then it was gone. Anyone else notice this? web posted June 5, 2012 To the person who sent in the ghetto bastard
video thank you for the laugh. That guy is something special I
would love to have him to my home for dinner and I am white and I
totally agree with him. web posted June 5, 2012 With the summer upon us I found myself
awake late into the night last night and I heard the Alarm (Siren)
sound off in Johnston several times. I specifically remember the Alarms
being different from what I had heard early that evening when they
sounded off. I know that there are different alarms that alert people
to different events. Could you explain the different alarms that we may
Editor's note: If the Johnston Fire Department is "toned out" the siren
will wail. I know of no different patterns in the siren once it it is
activated. web posted June 5, 2012 If Marchant is out at MES, who's going to
Editor's note: I have not been given that information at this time. web posted June 4, 2012 Re body found
How does someone not smell a dead body if you're working at the trailer
or living next door, and for TWO months? Must be a real stinky place to
live all the time if you can't smell a dead person. web posted June 4, 2012 Are there any updates on the Hutto woman's
condition? I don't have facebook and live out of state.
Editor's note: The last information I had on Sunday was she is still
very critical. web posted June 4, 2012 I haven't seen anything on who's running
for school board. What seats are up this year?
Editor's note: School Board candidates do not file until later this
summer.The list of districts up for election are below. There are
indications that one or more might not seek re-election.
Dist. 3 - James Bibbs Sr.
Dist. 4 - Brad Covar
Dist. 6 - Sallie Cooks
Dist. 7 - Chris Hoffmann web posted June 4, 2012 Is President Obama a Big Spender?
There are some things that are so apparent that they're not even worth
mentioning. What goes up must come down. The earth is round. President
Barack Obama is a big spender. But this week, some in the media and in
the White House are denying one of these totally obvious truths. It
shouldn't be a big surprise which one it is.
http://atlah.org/2012/01/26/ghetto-bastards/ web posted June 4, 2012 RE: "It has always been RACE, and it will
continue until God Take control of these kind of situations. Yes I am
black, but I will never let White or any other race take control of my
freedom or my family's freedom."
Last time I checked the master in DC is black. Or half black. I guess
the WHITE half is why he wants to make slaves out of the poor. Vote for
me and I'll give you a guvment check. Does that make Obummer a racist? web posted June 1, 2012 Race is still an issue in this country.
Not being from the south, I don't know about dock jobs versus office
jobs. I do know that we have personally experienced affirmative action
in our job experiences. We have lost out on a jobs that were given to
those of other races strictly because they were another race and not
because they were more qualified for the jobs. They had less
qualifications than our family members, but there was a quota to be
filled. The race thing goes both ways. I am really sick of the attitude
that some have had it so much worse. We have all had bad experiences
with race issues so we need to move beyond our personal experiences and
look at what is happening in this country.
The freedoms that are being taken away by this administration are our
fundamental freedoms. For those of you who do not see that , I feel
sorry for you. Many think that because we have a black President, that
is all that matters. His race (remember he is half white) is only
important to him when he can use it for his political advantage. He
doesn't care about the black community in this country or he would be
doing things to really improve their lives. He just wants the black
vote. Giving people more promises and more hand outs is only
putting them into more bondage to the government. The more bondage
someone is in, the less freedom they have. I would think the black
community would understand bondage better than anyone else. web posted June 1, 2012 Well, Well > Lets get ready to
rumble >>>> Our President will run and win again. With that
said I will let you jokesters Worry , Worry and worry, so that
President Obama can and will win again.
It's just like a game Spin the wheel LOL. web posted June 1, 2012 I know why some of the parent are still
complaining about the car line at MES. Do these parents know that is
what the buses are for ? Put those unruly kids on the bus, and they
will get home safe. Too much idle time for the parents, they just want
to make a scene.Put them on the Big Yellow School Bus . web posted June 1, 2012 From the Aiken Standard
"A 14-year-old Aiken boy was jailed at the Department of Juvenile
Justice Wednesday on allegations he stole a running van from Northside
Bait and Tackle and then abandoned a dog on the side of the road that
had been in the vehicle."
He HAD to throw the dog out. There wasn't room in that vehicle
for theroad AND the dog!
versa? How do you put a side of the road in a vehicle?
How long does it take to unload a side of the road? Inquiring
minds want to know.
Editor's note: If you removed a paved road, wouldn't it still leave a
dirt road, and therefore a road still being in place? web posted June 1, 2012 Only in America
(1) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the
rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund raising event.
(2) Only in America can people claim the government still
discriminates against Black Americans when we have a Black President, a
Black Attorney General and roughly eighteen (18) percent of the federal
workforce is Black, when twelve (12) percent of the population is
(3) Only in America could we have had the two (2) people most
responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the
Department of the Treasury and Charles Rangel, who ran the House Ways
and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of
(4) Only in America can we have terrorists kill people in the
name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that some
people might be harmed by the backlash.
(5) Only in America would we make people who want to legally
become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay
tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss letting
anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just become American
(6) Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the
budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as
(7) Only in America could you need to present a driver's license
to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
(8) Only in America could people demand the government
investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the
price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.
S. oil company ( Marathon Oil ) is less than one half (1/2) of a
company making tennis shoes ( Nike ), which manufacturers it’s products
(9) Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars
from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a
trillion dollars more than it has per year, for a total spending of $7
million PER MINUTE , yet complain that it doesn't have nearly enough
(10) Only in America could the rich people who pay eighty six (86)
percent of all income taxes be accused of not paying their "fair share"
by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all. web posted June 1, 2012 Mark Meadows was "good people"? What
planet are you living on? web posted June 1, 2012 SOMEONE SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON THIS... http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/obama_at_bat.html web posted June 1, 2012