The IRS targeted Laurens County Tea Party (SC)
Laurens County Tea Party President Dianne Belsom has given me permission to post their account of struggling with the IRS since July 2010. You can visit their Facebook page here. ================ Laurens County Tea Party, after incorporating with the State of SC in March of 2010, filed for 501c4 status with the IRS on July 22, 2010. I called the IRS approximately a year later, | Read More »
How we reorganized our South Carolina county and won our county offices
We (Spartanburg Tea Party and conservatives in a couple organizations) talked about precinct reorganization in our county for months prior to the reorganization night in March. I blogged about it almost weekly, we mentioned it in our meetings, in our emails, we drew diagrams for people. There were radio ads (the party put those out). Letters to the editor. We hit it hard. Last time | Read More »
Nikki Haley “expressed gratitude that the story had not received national attention”
This could be just another article on the SC ballot fiasco, except that Shawn Drury of The Patch, confirmed to me personally that at least TWICE Governor Haley directly expressed to him “gratitude that the story had not received national attention.” That is shameful. And I mean that it the fullest sense of the word. It brings shame on South Carolina and South Carolina voters | Read More »
Lindsey Graham is a finger in the wind coward
We all have read about the two liberty-destroying treaties (Arms and LOST) being pushed by the Obama Administration. On July 11 / updated July 16, Jim DeMint posted on his blog that he had the 34 Senators who would stand against the LOST Treaty and ensure its defeat. I know that people all over, including our folks at the Spartanburg Tea Party have been calling | Read More »
SC Tea Party License Plates, and my small Breitbart moment
I got a call last week from Graeme Moore at WSPA Channel 7. He wanted to know if I’d talk with him about a proposed SC Tea Party License Tag. Sure I would. So I did 3 minutes of research before I headed out, just to make sure I knew what the issue was, as it was new to me. I hadn’t heard of anyone | Read More »
Setting the Stage for Obama to win South Carolina. You think not? Read.
When it comes to the election debacle in South Carolina, I have to hand it to the Democrats; they have played this quite well. Approximately 200 candidates (all challengers and no incumbents) have been tossed off the ballot, in large part for a paperwork technicality which involved failure to file a Statement of Economic Interest (SEI) form (which is a blank form in most cases). | Read More »
Indulgences and Shared Responsiblity. A Wee Rant.
I’ve had it in mind to write this for about 8 months now, tonight’s the night! This week I’ve chatted/communicated directly with a Congressman, a county council member, a handful of state senators and house members about issues, bills, legislation, campaigns, the state of our state and nation. There’s no trick to it, you just call, email, or text them. Now, because I am the | Read More »
A Fine Mess in SC Election Politics
A brief BRIEF summary: The SC Election Commission changed the rules from last election to this election. Last election (and previous elections) candidates had to fill out their Statement of Economic Interest on paper form at the same time they filled out the other forms they needed to file to run for a seat. In the interim the rule was changed … candidates now have | Read More »
Today I am voting my Marketplace Ballot
Although I’ve been blogging about this topic for a couple of years, I stole the term “Marketplace Ballot” from this article at American Thinker by Bruce Walker: Every time conservatives stop watching CNN or take children out of public schools or stop supporting an organization which was once benignly neutral on ideological issues, conservatives cast marketplace ballots that count. I have subscribed to People Magazine | Read More »
South Carolina Tea Parties get ready to FOIA!
South Carolina has been burdened for decades with a monstrosity called the Budget and Control Board which shares responsibility for making governing decisions. Because the responsibility is shared between Executive and Legislative branches, there is no real accountability to the voters … and a lot of finger pointing and blame shifting. We are the only state in the union that governs like this and the | Read More »