Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina
I spent the past two hours watching this fantastic event. This is how we should be learning about candidates…not via “gotcha” questions and soundbites.
Highly recommended viewing.
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My instant analysis:
Any one of these people would be a vast and dramatic improvement over the current occupant of the white house. I trust Ron Paul the most, and I think he has the best ideas, though he’s the worst at public speaking. I feel the biggest emotional connection with Herman Cain, who is an electrifying speaker, very comfortable on the stage. I have an intellectual crush on Newt Gingrich, who is clearly a highly educated man with a great grasp on history. Mitt was Mitt. He says some of the right things, but radiates a lack of integrity and an “it’s my turn” mentality. Michelle performed very well, though she comes off as somewhat theocratic. But she’s very clean and articulate, for a woman.
What’s your reaction?
South Carolina continues to prove itself to be one tough little state with one tough governor. It refuses to be pushed around by special interest groups or union thugs. The latest group to try and tell South Carolina what to do is the NAACP. A Confederate flag has been flown at the north end of the Statehouse since 2000. The flag had been flying on top of the Statehouse since 1962 but had to be moved to the north end as a response to protests by the NAACP. Now they don’t want the flag anywhere near the Statehouse. The president of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous thinks that since Nikki Haley comes from Indian descent, she should understand what it is like to be oppressed by “colonials” and she should be sensitive to how blacks feel about the Confederate flag.
While addressing a crowd at the NAACP conference in LA, Jealous had this to say…
“Perhaps one of the most perplexing examples of the contradictions of this moment in history is that Nikki Haley, South Carolina’s first governor of color, continues to fly the Confederate flag in front of her state’s capitol. Given the similarities between our struggles to end slavery and segregation, and her ancestors’ struggle to end British colonialism and oppression in India, my question to Governor Haley is one that Dr. King often asked himself: ‘What would Gandhi do?'” Jealous said.
South Carolina’s first governor of color? Do you consider Nikki Haley a person of color? I sure don’t. She’s a South Carolina native who’s parents happen to be from India. Her skin is paler than mine.
Haley’s office says that the issue was already settled over 10 years ago and it shouldn’t be brought up again…
“More than a decade ago, under the leadership of a Democratic governor, South Carolinian Republican and Democrat, black and white, came to a compromise position on the Confederate flag,” said Haley press secretary, Rob Godfrey.
“Many people were uncomfortable with that compromise, but it addressed a sensitive subject in a way that South Carolina as a whole could accept. We don’t expect people from outside of the state to understand that dynamic, but revisiting that issue is not part of the governor’s agenda,” Godfrey said
So…of course….the NAACP is boycotting the state (except for the money the blacks are getting from the Pigford scam…they aren’t boycotting that). I didn’t know this but since 2001, the NCAA won’t hold any tournaments in the state because the Confederate flag is flying on the grounds of the Statehouse.
Instead of being proud of their heritage and how far they have come, the NAACP continues to incite turmoil and hatred wherever they go. They don’t want their people to succeed because…well…then Benjamin Jealous would be out of a job. (and Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and Jeremiah Wright and probably Barack Obama too)
Good for South Carolina for standing up to the NAACP, the NCAA and the union thugs who don’t want the Boeing plant moved there.
You are a shining example of why I am proud to be a Southerner.
Go Nikki Go!
This story really gets my hackles up. In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan wrote an article about why Boeing is making a drastic mistake by moving their Dreamliner plant from Washington state to South Carolina. The title of the article is….
Boeing’s Threat to American Enterprise
When major firms move to the South, it’s usually a harbinger of quality decline. Why let that happen?
Quality decline? Really? So this elitist union lawyer from Chicago (yes, Chicago) is saying that here in the South, we are stupid idiots that don’t know how to build anything and that Boeing is jeopardizing safety by moving the plant to South Carolina.
He goes on to write” Why is Boeing, one of our few real global champions in beefing up exports, moving work on the Dreamliner from a high-skill work force ($28 an hour on average) to a much lower-wage work force ($14 an hour starting wage)? Nothing could be a bigger threat to the economic security of this country.” Well….another name for “high-skill” work force could be “overpaid- with- big- fat- benefits- packages” work force.
There are a number of companies that have moved to the South not only because of the Right to Work law but also because the cost of living is lower, it’s a friendly place to do business and…we have just as high a skilled work force as elsewhere in the country. BMW has a plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina… Kia Motors has a manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia…Gulfstream builds business jets in Savannah, Georgia… and the F-22 Raptor is built by Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Georgia. The opening of these plants has had a very positive impact on the local economy and I haven’t heard anyone complain about “low quality”.
I know I’m just being thin skinned because I am a Southerner and I know that Mr. Geoghegan is nothing more than an elitist union lawyer dweeb that answers to the union thugs.
I encourage you to read the entire article….and make sure that you read the almost 700 comments at the end…..
I’m not the only one that is riled up.
South Carolina is showing us that they are very clever and know how to think outside of the box. Six Republican and one Democratic lawmakers from the Palmetto State have introduced legislation that would get around federal law and bring back the incandescent light bulb through in-state only sales.
Here’s how the bill works….
The South Carolina Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act would require the bulb to be manufactured and sold within the state, thereby evading Commerce Clause arguments used to force South Carolina to comply with a federal regulation that raises the energy efficient minimums on light bulbs. While the new rules, to go in effect next year, don’t ban incandescents outright, the energy requirements would exclude incandescents and lead to wider use of LEDs (light-emitting diode) or CFLs (compact flourescent lamp).
“An incandescent light bulb that is manufactured commercially or privately in this state from basic materials that can be manufactured without the inclusion of any significant parts imported from another state and is offered for sale and sold for use only within the borders of this state is deemed to be in the stream of intrastate commerce, rather than interstate commerce, and is not subject to federal law or federal regulation,” reads the legislation introduced last Wednesday in the General Assembly.
Hopefully, other states will follow in South Carolina’s footsteps. I love it when a state stands up to the federal government and says “hell no…not in my state“. Afterall…..the United States of America is a Republic…not a Democracy. We need to be reminded of that from time to time.
Thank you South Carolina.
(h/t Jihad Watch)
A new initiative was introduced yesterday in the South Carolina legislature that would ban the enforcement of any foreign law. Supporters of the bill say that the United States has unique values of liberty that don’t exist in foreign legal systems. As I’ve written before, groups such as CAIR and American Muslim Alliance are trying to push Sharia law into the United States. There have been cases here where the court ruled in favor of the defendant because of Sharia law. In New Jersey, a judge found a husband not guilty of sexual assault on his wife…not because he didn’t do it…but because he was acting on his Islamic beliefs. Here is what the judge said…
“This court does not feel that, under the circumstances, that this defendant had a criminal desire to or intent to sexually assault or to sexually contact the plaintiff when he did. The court believes that he was operating under his belief that it is, as the husband, his desire to have sex when and whether he wanted to, was something that was consistent with his practices and it was something that was not prohibited.”
Fortunately, an appellate court overturned this atrocious decision, and a Shariah ruling by a U.S. court was not allowed to stand.
We can’t let Sharia get a foothold into our legal system. We will see how this new initiative progresses in South Carolina. You can bet that CAIR and the other Islamic thug groups will be screaming in protest over this as they did over the Oklahoma anti-Sharia law. I’m sure their bags are packed and their on their way to South Carolina right now. I encourage you to write your state legislators to consider introducing similar anti Sharia initiatives. Sharia won’t be stopped at the federal level (at least not with Eric Holder as the AG) so we need to stop it state by state.
We can not allow Sharia law in America.
(h/t Atlas Shrugs)
The annual MLK observance at the state house in Columbia SC had an interesting twist this year. The event is held on the north side steps of the statehouse. Prominent at that location is a large bronze statue of George Washington. This year, the NAACP constructed a “box” to conceal the Father of His Country from view so that participants would not be offended by his presence.
I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw this picture of the MLK Day rally in Columbia, South Carolina yesterday. This rally was sponsored by the NAACP and they said that they covered the statue because they “didn’t want to offend anyone”. Really? George Washington is the father of this nation. How is he offensive to anyone? Can you imagine what would happen if we covered the statue of Dr. King on President’s Day? Of course, this disgusting display of anti-Americanism wasn’t covered at all by the national media and only the local paper in Columbia had a little piece on it. It has been covered a little by the blog-world and I think the word needs to get out to the general public that this is what the NAACP is all about…..militant, hateful and racist. In doing this, they disrespected Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I bet he would be equally disgusted. Awful.
On Wednesday, amidst the sorrow that has gripped the nation since last Saturday’s shootings in Arizona, something wonderful happened….Nikki Haley was sworn in as the Governor of South Carolina. It was a beautiful (and cold) morning on the steps of the State House in Columbia as this remarkable woman gave her inaugural speech to a crowd of thousands. It was a short speech (as inaugural speeches go), lasting a little over 9 minutes, but it gave us a glimpse into what makes Nikki Haley tick. She spoke about the Tea Partiers of the past and proudly tied them together with the Tea Partiers of today. I loved that.
For those of you who do not know Nikki Haley, let me outline a few brief and important facts about her.
– She was born in the small town of Bamberg, South Carolina to Dr. and Mrs Randhawa, immigrants of India.
-After graduating from high school she attended and graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Accounting.
-After graduation, she worked for FCR Corporation before joining her mother’s business, Exotica International (which grew to be a multi-million dollar company).
-She has sat on numerous Board of Directors and Foundations ( too many to list right here).
-In 2004, she was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives and was re-elected in 2006 and 2008.
-In her bid to become the Governor she was endorsed by the Tea Party (and Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney).
-In November of 2010, she was elected to be the Governor of South Carolina.
-She and her husband Michael have 2 children, Rena and Nalin.
This is just a very brief outline of Nikki Haley’s career. I could go on and on and on about the numerous awards she has won and the many organizations she belongs to and the committees that she has chaired. In a nutshell, Nikki Haley’s star has risen to the top in the state of South Carolina and I expect it will continue to rise nationally. I’m looking forward to watching her in action. I’m proud of South Carolina for electing such a strong and competent person to lead this state. Good job!
We have two years to make friends, build networks, and form ground teams in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina so we can win those states for Governor Palin.
Let’s not waste a single day.
What can YOU do, from home, to start making inroads in these three key states?
The next two days are going to be nonstop busy for us — and most people in the political world — but we want to start meeting people who live in South Carolina who could potentially help us with the mystery of why so many people seem to think things Obama did in the leadup to the 2008 South Carolina Democrat primary will be the end of his presidency…and could even put him in prison.
Apparently, this is all centered around rural South Carolina.
We know almost nothing about the state and need to make allies on the ground there…people who could write regular reports on the politics of the state for us, and who could also become friends who’d help us identify people to interview who would know scoop on the 2008 Democrat primaries in particular.
We’re going all-in on this mystery…but we need help. We just don’t, currently, have many South Carolina connections. We need introductions to the people who have the information we need. We have to find good sources in the state.
Through six degrees of separation, we know that all of you reading this could in some way direct us to people and information in South Carolina that would blow this mystery wide-open.
So, keep chiming in on these threads about South Carolina to tell us what you know about the state…and email us personal introductions if you are someone who wants to help, and could be an anonymous and protected source for us in our investigation.
We’re willing to take all the heat for digging into things we were told specifically not to dig into…but we can’t dig very far without your intel.
So, help us get started: HillBuzz@gmail.com