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Hometown: Columbia, SC
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Yes, they do

A month ago I was an undecided voter in
the important early primary state of South Carolina. Bernie Sanders has long been my favorite member of Congress, but I am
a big fan of the Clintons and had concerns about Sanders ability to win the general
election.
The absurd, divisive attacks I have seen here on Hillary Clinton have made me really wonder about the mindset of his supporters. As of now, I expect to
vote for Clinton, along with about 80% of black voters and 60% of all voters in this state come February.
Reread the original post and you might see what I'm talking about.

Everybody safe ?

In Columbia, I've never seen anything
likw the last few days. Think we had 18" of rain from Saturday afternoon till dawn Sunday, when a tree destroyed my bathroom where I had been standing 5 minutes earlier. I would have never known what hit me.
In a hotel room, all my family and co-workers are safe but several had several feet of water in their houses.
Life goes on. Be careful out there and take care or your neighbor. We can't afford to lose the few Democrats we have in SC.

Should we have a Jury for chronic alerters?

I don't mind, actually enjoy, serving on juries. But a large number of alerts lately have been, in my, opinion, completely without merit. Some people are obviously using the system to try to censor any comments that don't promote that person's personal agenda.
Should there be a limit on how many alerts someone gets in a 30 day period, similar to contesting fouls in sporting events?
Or, perhaps, have a person lose their alerting privilege for a period if they have too many alerts overturned.

Nikki returns to form

Nikki, the hero of the Rebel flag removal, returns to form by throwing some red meat to the base. Note the state only has 3 operating abortion clinics.

From today's State Paper:
In a letter to S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Heigel, Haley asks the agency to “engage in a prompt and comprehensive investigation of the policies and practices of abortion clinics in our state, prioritizing those affiliated with or owned by Planned Parenthood, its subsidiaries, and its affiliates.”
DHEC oversees the state’s abortion clinics, including one in Columbia run by Planned Parenthood. Other clinics are in Charleston and Greenville.
“Over the past weeks, I have been shocked by recent accounts of unethical practices at clinics affiliated with Planned Parenthood, particularly those regarding the sale of human fetal tissue,” Haley wrote.


Read more: http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31435811.html
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Haley: Review abortion clinics

Source: The State (Columbia, SC) Paper

In a letter to S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Heigel, Haley asks the agency to “engage in a prompt and comprehensive investigation of the policies and practices of abortion clinics in our state, prioritizing those affiliated with or owned by Planned Parenthood, its subsidiaries, and its affiliates.”
DHEC oversees the state’s abortion clinics, including one in Columbia run by Planned Parenthood. Other clinics are in Charleston and Greenville.
“Over the past weeks, I have been shocked by recent accounts of unethical practices at clinics affiliated with Planned Parenthood, particularly those regarding the sale of human fetal tissue,” Haley wrote.


Read more: http://www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article31435811.html



Nikki, the hero of the Rebel flag removal, returns to form by throwing some red meat to the base. Note the state only has 3 operating abortion clinics.

Great Facebook post

I'm beginning to really like this Pope. He sounds like a socialist just like his boss was.

Emotional plea brings down Rebel flag in SC

Source: wistv.com

http://www.wistv.com/story/29506091/rep-jenny-hornes-emotional-plea-on-confederate-flag-debate-the-world-is-watching

Charleston representative at about 1:00 am Thursday morning. The bill passed, and the flag will be down before the weekend.

Read more: http://www.wistv.com/story/29506091/rep-jenny-hornes-emotional-plea-on-confederate-flag-debate-the-world-is-watching

Can I hide out here for a while?

My wife and I are both 90%+ sure that we will vote for Hillary in the SC primary (and remember that it was SC that basically propelled Obama to the 2008 nomination).

I got a notice the other day that I have been barred from the Bernie Sanders forum.
My crime?
I posted a reply in a thread which I didn't even realize was in the Sanders forum about a ridiculous and misleading post. The title said that more Democrats were now supporting Sanders than Clinton, but the body of the text asserted that Clinton would lose the election if nominated. I replied that the post was both misleading and ridiculous. Not a comment that really had anything to do with which candidate I supported or why.
While I could appeal and have this action rescinded, I decided to put the group leader on my ignore list and stay away from such a narrow-minded and thin-skinned environment.
I am a huge fan of Bernie's, and think he is possibly the best current member of the US Senate. I can't support him in the primary because I think Clinton will likely win the general election while I am afraid Sanders would lose. And, I think Clinton would be best able to carry on effectively advancing a liberal agenda.
I think the next election, with its implications for Supreme Court appointments, campaign financing and voter suppression may be a major turning point in our history. Following 8 years of Obama with 8 more of a Democratic President should destroy the very real threat of the Tea Party fanatics and give us a progressive government and a sane opposition party.
I feel confidant that we will all come together behind our party's candidate when the primary is over - the stakes are too high not to win this one.
Peace.

Gov Haley has called for the rebel flag to come down

Source: WIS-TV Columbia, SC

In a press conference including both US Senators the Gov said it is time to remove the flag from the Statehouse grounds. She said she would call the legislature back for a special session if they don't address it in the next couple of weeks when they reconvene to wrap up this years session.

Read more: http://www.wistv.com/

Tribute for Emanuel AME?

I don't know if this is possible under the rules, but listening to the grieving families forgiving that 21 year old monster and not calling for revenge and retribution had a profound effect on me. I think it would be very appropriate, if possible, to consider this historic church (and by reference its membership) for the next Nobel Peace Prize.
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