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Are you watching MHP? Did you see that white, Republican legislator

correct that other person about Jay-Z's words?

I am stunned!

Here's the clip:

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Mar 10, 2012, 11:57 AM (4 replies)

Toon: Mittens tries to be a Southerner


HEH! Love the hat!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Mar 10, 2012, 10:55 AM (4 replies)

Sandra Fluke should not sue Rush now.

If she does, he will claim she is just after money and really doesn't care about principles. Then the focus shifts from his vile comments to her motivation. That will muddy the argument some even if none of his claims are true.

IMHO she should stay out of court for now and keep speaking out! Fluke has a good bully pulpit that would get lost in legal proceedings.

She should definitely get some legal advice and keep an eye on the statute of limitations.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Mar 10, 2012, 03:18 AM (9 replies)

Whoa! Nikki Haley might be in real trouble: Glenn McConnell Assumes SC Lieutenant Governor’s Office

Powerful S.C. Senate President Glenn McConnell has surrendered his leadership position in the State Senate for the political impotence of the South Carolina lieutenant governor’s office – an unexpected move that will no doubt have seismic repercussions across state government.

Defying conventional wisdom, McConnell has chosen not to temporarily relinquish his leadership post in the State Senate in an effort to avoid succeeding former Lt. Gov. Ken Ard, who resigned Friday morning in the wake of a criminal probe into numerous ethics violations.
Now he is the state’s 89th Lieutenant Governor – inheriting a part-time, mostly ceremonial office with limited authority.

His departure leaves three voids: The Senate President Pro Tempore position, the chairmanship of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the District 41 State Senate seat. Needless to say, politicos are scrambling to fill all three of those vacuums.
His decision has also sparked a flood of rumors about the seriousness of the various scandals surrounding S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley. Does the man known around the State House as “The Wiz” know something we don’t?

The only reason most people think McConnell would make this move is because he thinks Haley won't survive until the end of her term.

I wonder what those cloven-footed GOP politicians are up to?

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 9, 2012, 02:28 PM (4 replies)

BEST comment about Mittens becoming a Southerner:

Paul Begala (@PaulBegala)
3/9/12 10:54 AM
Mitt in the South: "I don't actually know any good ol' boys. But I have some friends who own plantations." #MittAntoinette

Edit to add:
Paul Begala (@PaulBegala)
3/9/12 2:23 PM
Best yet! RT"@jondmaas: @PaulBegala Or "I don't listen to country music, but I have several friends who own countries"."


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 9, 2012, 01:41 PM (6 replies)

My opinion about Romney learning to be a Southerner.

You CANNOT learn to like grits.

Is he taking lessons from Paula Deen?
You either like them or you don't. What a Moran!

Other tests he has to pass:
1- Eating boiled peanuts sitting on the edge of a soft drink crate. Then he has to stay on that crate and talk with the men sitting there. The over/under is one minute before he falls on his ass.

2- He has to chew tobacco or dip snuff. I know that using tobacco is against his religion, but he better make an exception.

3- He has to go catfish noodling. Ex:

You don't wear shoes or a wet suit. I have seen this activity portrayed as a dangerous adventure by the media and only for men. Meh!

4- He has to know if grits are groceries.

5- He has to go fishing wih a cane pole and catch a decent size fish.

6- He has to stay on a porch in the late afternoon while rocking or swinging. In addition, he has to drink a shitload of sweet, iced tea AND tell stories. Any true Southerner can tell tales of all kinds. Romney has no idea how to tell a story from what I've seen.

This would just begin to qualify him as a Southerner. Newborn babies in the South can say y'all and eat grits. That isn't a challenge.

As far as I'm concerned, he still hasn't proven he is a human.

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 9, 2012, 12:54 PM (40 replies)

SC Lieutenant Governor Ken Ard Resigning

As reported exclusively by FITS earlier this week, S.C. Lt. Gov. Ken Ard (RINO-Pamplico) will resign his office on Friday – the culmination of a months-long grand jury investigation into major campaign finance irregularities and (more importantly) the lies Ard told in an attempt to cover them up.

Multiple sources – including sources inside the embattled Lieutenant Governor’s office – have confirmed to FITS that Ard will step down as part of a plea deal reached with S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson.
Ard was hit with over 100 violations and assessed more than $60,000 worth of ethics fines, although an accompanying report published by the S.C. State Ethics Commission (SCSEC) revealed a damning pattern of deception associated with the original allegations.

What happens next?
SC Palace Intrigue
As the hours tick down prior to the expected resignation of S.C. Lt. Gov. Ken Ard (RINO-Pamplico), a furious behind-the-scenes battle is raging over who will replace him – and how the process of doing so could realign the balance of power in the State Senate.
For months, conventional wisdom has held that S.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn McConnell – who is in line to succeed Ard – would step down from his powerful post immediately prior to the lieutenant governor’s resignation in an effort to avoid assuming this largely-ceremonial, part-time position.
While it has long been assumed that McConnell will do everything within his power to avoid the political impotence of the lieutenant governor’s office, the various investigations and lawsuits surrounding Gov. Nikki Haley have prompted some to speculate that he might take the job on the assumption that Haley isn’t going to survive her full term (not an entirely bad bet).
Much more on who will step in. It's beyond convoluted: http://www.fitsnews.com/2012/03/08/sc-palace-intrigue/

OK. This is no surprise. It was just a matter of when. The succession issue is where the fun begins.

If you thought who would ascend to the thrones in Europe was a byzantine process, it doesn't hold a candle to the paths being considered in the Statehouse.

Stay tuned......

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 9, 2012, 04:14 AM (13 replies)

Hiker missing for almost month found in New Mexico-Alive!

An Albuquerque woman who had been missing for nearly a month has been found alive in New Mexico's Gila National Forest, authorities said Thursday.

Search and rescue crews found 41-year-old Margaret Page Wednesday in the forest in the state's southwest after her car was spotted in the area, Albuquerque police spokesman officer Robert Gibbs said.

KRQE-TV reported that Page was found in a sleeping bag with her cat, who apparently never left her side. She was barely able to speak and lost one third of her body weight.
The station said that she likely had been stranded in the Gila for the past three weeks, eating food she had brought with her and drinking water from a nearby creek.

Gibbs said a National Forest Service officer located Page's car in the park during earlier in February but a search and rescue operation wasn't started at that time. Authorities are investigating why it took weeks for the search and rescue team to be alerted after her car was located in the park.

I want to know too! Why did they wait?
Glad she is alive, but how is the cat?

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 9, 2012, 03:24 AM (15 replies)

In Montgomery County, TX, it began like this: "the Sheriff’s Department decided they needed a drone"

In Montgomery County – just northeast of Houston – where men are men and sheep are scared, the Sheriff’s Department decided they needed a drone. Yeah, yeah, like the military uses. Do not ask me why the Montgomery Sheriff’s Department needs a drone. I suspect that even they don’t know for sure, but justify it because Deputy Buford T. “Hotsy” Cleburne holds the seven zip code area championship for Final Fantasy IX.

So, they got them a $300,000 drone to go with their 4X4 heavily armored Bearcat. The two of them strongly resemble this:


The commissioners court and county judge – the guys who decide how to spend tax money. A drone is going to be about the only thing those boys can get up.

So, this morning, with much fanfare and beer holding, they test the drone. Witness say, when they are able to talk through much snorting laughter, that it went pretty much like this:

Vanguard CEO Michael Buscher said his company’s prototype drone was flying about 18-feet off the ground when it lost contact with the controller’s console on the ground. It’s designed to go into an auto shutdown mode, according to Buscher, but when it was coming down the drone crashed into the SWAT team’s armored vehicle.

I most certainly am not kidding.

The drone crashed smack dab into the Bearcat. No member of the SWAT team was hurt because they were in the Bearcat. You know, the one that was hit by the drone. At least we know the Bearcat works. But, you probably wouldn’t need it if you didn’t have drones.

I loves me some Juanita Jean!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Mar 9, 2012, 03:12 AM (4 replies)

International Slutty Women's Day: A Story in GIFs (LOL!)


This is great!

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Mar 8, 2012, 11:21 AM (6 replies)
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