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Harrell Indictments Open Door to Changing SC Government PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

“Next Speaker Must Clean House.” - Ashley Landess, President, SC Policy Council

Ashley-Landess-1Ashley Landess came to Greenville Friday to thank the RINO Hunt faithful for their support of South Carolina Policy Council efforts to ensure that ethics charges against the House Speaker were not dismissed by judges who owe their appointment to Speaker Bobby Harrell and his colleagues.

Landess said the work of removing corruption from South Carolina government has only just begun.

Candidates to replace Harrell as speaker “must promise to get rid of all Harrell appointees,” Landess said. “We need all House members to feel the pressure,” she concluded.

One of the examples of alleged abuses is the appointment by Harrell of his brother to serve on the Judicial Merit Selection Board that screens judge candidates. Only candidates approved by the board may be considered by the Legislature.

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Woodruff Flag Rally PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

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On September 11, the anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, students at Wood-ruff High School displayed flags from their vehicles.

In accordance with a district policy, apparently designed to prevent the display of Confederate Battle Flags, the high school principal removed U. S. flags from the vehicles resulting in complaints to  WORD Talk Radio’s Russ Cassell Show.

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Scout Takes Notes at Council Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

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Scout Mason Howell, a member of Prince of Peace Troop 925 attended the September 16 meeting of Greenville County Council as part of the requirement to earn a Communications Badge. His mother Kathy Howell and Grandfather Bill Kivett accompanied him.

 
   
Who Will be the Next Speaker of the SC House? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

Three top Contenders from Midlands and Low-country

Former South Carolina Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bobby Harrell, who suspended himself both as Speaker and as a member of the House due to indictment on multiple ethics charges, is an unlikely candidate to replace himself as Speaker.

Ashley Landess, president of the South Carolina Policy Council, and a key participant in exposing ethics violations that led to ethics charges against Harrell, listed three House leaders she believes are contenders to replace Harrell as Speaker. The position is believed by many to be the most powerful position in  S.C. Government. Landess was guest speaker at the RINO Hunt meeting Friday night in Greenville.

James Howle ‘Jay” Lucas, current Speaker Pro Tempore, is the current acting Speaker and a likely front runner for Speaker.

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The Battle for National Sovereignty PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

According to recent Washington Post/ABC, Rasmussen, and IBD/TIPP polls, President Obama’s weakest policy vulnerability is immigration. Americans have never favored illegal immigration,  amnesty,  or bringing in so many immigrant workers that it hurt American wages and job prospects, but the leadership of both parties have suppressed full discussion of  immigration issues for at least two decades. This has worked out well for the Democrats. In fact, it is a major part of the reason Barack Obama is President. Illegal immigration has been a major problem since 1965, but it accelerated after the 1986 amnesty, and especially after Republican President George W. Bush embraced the idea in 2001 that amnesty would convert Hispanic and Asian illegal immigrants into “natural Republicans.” A little homework on immigration issues would have prevented what the American public now believes are two of our biggest problems: illegal immigration and too much legal immigration. But most politicians don’t like homework. They like big campaign donations and acclaim by the liberal press. So Congress passes momentous legislative disasters without even reading them, much less thinking a couple steps ahead about their consequences. However, good government and sound immigration policy require honest homework and principled dedication to the best interests of all Americans.

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Gowdy Opening Statement at Benghazi Select Committee Hearing 1 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

Gowdy: A little over two years ago, four Americans were killed serving our country in Benghazi, Libya.  Two were killed when a facility emblematic of our country was set on fire.  Two were killed because they dared to fight back and defend themselves and others.   Sean Smith, Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty represented us.  They represented our country and our values.  We sent them to do that.  They were killed in an attack rooted in the animus some people hold toward us, simply because we are us.

To the family, friends, and loved ones of those killed, we can never adequately express our condolences and gratitude. As you have helped us understand, the four killed were more than just pictures on a TV screen.  They were sons, husbands, fathers, brothers, and friends.  And they were our fellow Americans.

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ISIS vs ISIL: What is the Difference? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

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You no doubt see a “red flag” when President Barack Hussein Obama states emphatically that members of the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), who routinely behead individuals who refuse to convert to Islam, are not Islamic.

You may have noticed, also, that Obama and his spokesmen in the State and Defense Departments and elsewhere do not use the term ISIS. They routinely change the name of the organization and talk about the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) without making a distinction or giving an explanation. Why would they so blatantly do such a thing?

By doing a little research, I found that “the geographical term ‘Levant’ refers to a multi-nation region in the Middle East. It’s a land bridge between Turkey to the north and Egypt to the south. If you look at a map, however, in the near exact middle of the nations that comprise the Levant,” you will see Israel.

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Multiculturalism Is a Failure PDF Print E-mail
Written by Walter Williams   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has "utterly failed." Both Australia's ex-prime minister John Howard and Spain's ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that multiculturalism is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown Islamic terrorism. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said the United Kingdom's push for multiculturalism has not united Britons but pushed them apart. It has allowed for Islam to emerge despite Britain's Judeo-Christian culture. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the roots of violent Islamism are not "superficial but deep" and can be found "in the extremist minority that now, in every European city, preach hatred of the West and our way of life."

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Is There A Provider In The House? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marilyn Singleton   
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 00:00

Physicians have a proud heritage. We can boast Dr. Benjamin Rush, a founding father, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Surgeon General of the Continental Army, and opponent of slavery. And Dr. James Derham, born a slave in 1762, who grew a successful practice that included freeman and slaves.

We have modern-day sources of pride in Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, a world expert in the care of viral hemorrhagic fevers, Dr. Abrahim Borbor, and Dr. Sahr Rogers. All three died while fighting to save the lives of patients with Ebola Virus Disease.

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Muslim Refugees to Flood United States PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

“We have several thousands in the pipeline and that number will continue to go up.”

In February, the State Department eased the rules to protect the U. S. from accepting refugees with potential ties to terrorist organizations. The rules were seen as “too strict” by the Obama Administration.

WND and Front Page Politics reported Monday that on September 4, a U. S. State Department spokesman “hinted that a new wave of refugees will soon be coming from another  predominantly Muslim nation – Syria.”

The U. N. High Commissioner on Refugees is referring Syrian refugees to the United States. “We have several thousand in the pipeline, and that number will continue to go up,” he said.

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Lisa Benson Warns Bible Belt of Certain Terror Threat PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

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Radio talk show host Lisa Benson spent September 11, 2014, in Greenville, South Carolina. Benson is concerned that radical Islamic factions are establishing a prominent presence in the Bible Belt and the local residents don’t even know it.

She had lunch with a group of conservative women , taped a television interview with Peggy Denny, host of the Peggy Denny Show, the longest running program on WGGS TV- 16 in Greenville. The day concluded with a Tribute to September 11 Victims, First Responders and Veterans at the Zen, sponsored by the Greenville Tea Party.

Bubbling with energy behind a strong personality,  Lisa Benson is one of few radio voices warning the American people about the immediate dangers within our borders from Islamic terrorists.

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Winnie Davis 442 UDC Chapter Meeting and Awards Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Durham   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

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The Sept. 8 2014, meeting of the Winnie Davis 442 United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter was held in Taylors, SC, for a very special evening.  Special recognition was given to an array of Upstate citizens for their service to our state and nation in a variety of capacities.

Chapter President Pamela Durham opened the meeting with the pledges to the flags, and singing of anthems.  Allison Bolt, President of Joseph Evan Davis 907 Children of the Confederacy Chapter, welcomed the attendees and served as page for the event.

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Obama’s Islamic Fantasyland PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Sugar-coated Islam versus Reality

When President Obama says that ISIS, which now calls itself the Islamic State, is not Islamic, perhaps he is trying to tell us that because ISIS is violent and fanatical, it is not the “true Islam.” Unfortunately, the President’s benevolent “true Islam” is the fantasyland of Muslim Brotherhood propaganda, thoroughly deceived liberal academics and media personalities, and politicians more concerned with political correctness than thorough homework and reality. Sadly, this counter-factual version of Islam is the so-called religion of peace and tolerance exuberantly praised by Bill and Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, and George W. Bush.  This deceptive sugarcoated version of Islam differs sharply from the Islam of the Koran and the example and teachings of Muhammad. Moreover, it conflicts with Islam’s 1400-year record of fanatical violence, despotism, and expansion by coercion, sword, and terror. Undoubtedly, vast Middle Eastern petroleum reserves and billions of petro-dollars have lent foreign affairs credibility to the fantasy that Islam is peaceful and tolerant.

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Thirteen Hours PDF Print E-mail
Written by A Brief Review By Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

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Note: This is a hardback book list priced at $28. It may be purchased at Sam’s for $15.28. It was released on 9/11/2014.

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13HoursBookCover“This book documents the last hours of an American diplomatic outpost in one of the most dangerous corners of the globe. Based on exclusive firsthand accounts, it describes the bloody assault, tragic losses, and heroic deeds at the U. S. State Department Special Mission Compound and at a nearby CIA base called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya, from the night of September 11, 2012, into the morning of the next day.

“It is not about what officials in the United States government knew, said, or did after the attack, or about the ongoing controversy over talking points, electoral politics, and alleged conspiracies and cover-ups. It is not about what happened in hearing rooms of the capitol, anterooms of the White House, meeting rooms of the State Department, or greenrooms of TV talk shows. It is about what happened on the ground, in the streets, and on the rooftops of Benghazi, when bullets flew, buildings burned, and mortars rained. When lives were saved, lost, and forever changed.”

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Organized Opposition to 17 Percent Sales Tax Hike Growing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Four Community Based Organizations join Forces

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Americans for Prosperity launched their opposition to the largest proposed tax increase in Greenville County  history last week with a BBQ rally at their Greenville Offices on South Pleasantburg Drive.

A week later Dave Schwartz, South Carolina Coordinator for Americans for Prosperity  announced from Charleston that four additional citizen groups had joined their coalition to oppose the tax hike.

Americans for Constitutional Government – Josiah Magnuson, Director; Greenville County Taxpayers Association – Butch Taylor, President; Greenville County Tea Party – Diane Hardy, Chris Lawton, Bill McShea, William Allen, Don Rogers, and Bill Rhodes, Steering Committee members and Greenville County Republican Liberty Caucus – Joshua Cook, Chairman have joined the sales tax opposition.

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Semantic Secrets of Deception PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Semantics, secrecy and deception are key elements of the Obama regime’s strategy to fundamentally change the United States of America from a constitutional republic to a leftist, one-world, Islamic dictatorship. When candidate Obama said, “We are the ones we have been waiting for,” and “We will fundamentally change America,” the cult of Saul Alinsky Marxists, Bill Ayers and Islamic terrorists knew what he was saying. It was a message to them to join the Obama team, seize power and use the power and finances of government to destroy the country they hate and have been trying openly to destroy since the 1960s and before.

This was one of the first uses of Semantics by Obama to use different meanings and interpretations of words, phrases or sentences to communicate different messages to different people. Use of semantics is now a routine daily practice of Obama and his minions – and, not unlike the Delphi Technique, it continues to work on target groups.

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Snow Campaign Chapter, NSDAR, Holds Meeting in Observance of Constitution Week PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Evans   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

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Snow Campaign Chapter, USDAR, of Fountain Inn, SC, held its first meeting of the 2014-15 year at the Fountain Inn History Center, 102 Depot Street, Fountain Inn, SC, on Thursday, September 11, 2014. This year, Constitution Day is celebrated on Wednesday, September 17, commemorating the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787, by thirty-nine men in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The tradition of celebrating Constitution Week was started many years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week.

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Sales Tax Battle Has Begun PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

Beneficiaries of Largest Tax Increase in Greenville County History may spend a Million Dollars to Get Taxpayer Funding of their “pet” projects

Greenville County residents are facing the largest and most cynical tax increase scheme in the County’s history. The scheme is even more deceptive than the notorious “Greenville Plan” for circumventing the South Carolina constitutional debt limit, forming a dummy corporation, and borrowing a billion dollars to build new schools.

It should be noted that the State Legislature moved swiftly to pass a law making the “Greenville Plan” practice illegal in the future. The law was not retroactive and the Greenville County School Board was allowed to proceed with contracts already executed and none of the participants in the scheme were charged with a crime.

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Korean War Veterans Made History With Veterans Corridor of Honor PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

Markers on I-385 Honor US Military Veterans Who Served in WW I to Present

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The tent was full, the chairs were full, the parking lot was full and it was half an hour before the unveiling ceremony was set to begin. The overwhelming turnout was unexpected on a Friday morning. The ceremony designating a portion of I-385 the Veterans Corridor of Honor took place in the parking lot of the Railhouse Restaurant located at 1003 North Old Laurens Road in Fountain Inn.

The event was well attended by military veterans and their family members, elected officials and business leaders. Fourth District Congressman Trey Gowdy was the featured speaker for the event. The Congressman’s comments were brief but appropriate for the occasion. He commended the individuals who planned and carried out the project that will remind motorists going north or south on I-385 that Americans throughout the  history of our  republic have sacrificed to preserve freedom for ourselves and others.

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Wife Discussed Navy Seal's Way of Life PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

School Board Candidate Discussed First Steps

Stacey-Shea---9-14Stacey Shea and Derek Lewis were guest speakers at the August Meeting of the Greenville County Republican Women’s Club at the Poinsett Club.

Mrs. Shea discussed her experiences as the wife of a Navy Seal. Her husband Thom Shea is now retired from the Navy, and they have started a motivational and leadership business in Upstate South Carolina.

Thom Shea’s book is titled, Unbreakable: A Navy SEAL’s Way of Life.

Stacy was the author of Section Four of the book titled, Spartan Wife Connection, in which she described the life of a wife and children of a husband and father in combat.

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County Resolves to Oppose Proposed Expansion of Federal Control under “Clean Water Act” PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

Proposal would give Federal Government Authority to regulate ditches, ponds and rain puddles on Private Property

Greenville County Council has unanimously passed a resolution opposing the proposed expansion of federal control of private property under the Clean Water Act.

The federal government is implementing United Nations Agenda 21. The intent is to effectively eliminate private property ownership and use.  Implementation of this despicable agenda must be stopped if the God-given right of property ownership is to survive the current environmental extremists funded by tax dollars and their representatives in government.

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