Summer in Sumter SC

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Legendary Penn State coach Paterno dead at 85 - CNN.com

Legendary Penn State coach Paterno dead at 85 - CNN.com: 'via Blog this'

History of Sumter's Masonic Temple proves interesting - The Item: Reflections

History of Sumter's Masonic Temple proves interesting - The Item: Reflections: "History of Sumter's Masonic Temple proves interesting Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 6:00 am | Updated: 5:13 pm, Fri Jan 20, 2012. BY SAMMY WAY Item Archivist waysammy@yahoo.com During the early 20th century, the community of Sumter experienced unprecedented growth, as evidenced by the construction of large, imposing buildings in the downtown area. Two of Sumter's more recognizable landmarks of that era were the Masonic Temple on West Liberty Street and the YMCA building on the corner of Liberty and Sumter streets. These structures, one torn down and the other burned, played an integral role in the day-to-day activities of the community. Ample documents assist in relating the story of the "Y" building; however, few documents related to the construction of the original Masonic Temple remain. The author of Reflections would welcome any additional information readers may possess that would allow a more detailed discussion of these beautiful structures." 'via Blog this'

Friday, January 20, 2012

Vote Saturday!!!


The following email from a low country friend explains Gingrich's position and the misinformation out there. If you don't do your homework you may not know the truth about a candidate. 

Our GOP Primary is tomorrow.  There is much confusion on the web  about Gingrich regarding his not returning surveys.   I called his Coordinator in Georgia and asked specifically about that one issue.  He has returned the GOA (Gun Owners of America) survey and has stated his platform on the 2nd Amendment.  
 
I'm not endorsing any particular candidate with this info but fair is fair. I'm still undecided. The candidate has replied and taken positions regardless of the info put out by the NAGR. 
 
Be sure to read below and the GOA Survey attached. 
 
Vote as you will,  but vote for whom you believe will depose o in November. 
 
Please forward this ASAP to anyone you think will be interested. 


--- On Fri, 1/20/12, Sonya Harrison <sharrison@newt.org> wrote:

From: Sonya Harrison <sharrison@newt.org>
Subject: FW: 2nd Ammendment
Date: Friday, January 20, 2012, 2:20 PM

 
I understand you had questions about Newt’s stand on second amendment issues.
THE GINGRICH RECORD DEFENDING SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS:
  • Newt has been a committed and vigilant defender of Second Amendment rights since first being elected by the people of Georgia’s Sixth District in 1978.
  • Newt is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, and speaks regularly at the NRA’s Annual Meeting. He received an A or A-plus rating from the NRA all ten terms that he served in the House of Representatives, and received the NRA’s Defender of the Second Amendment award in 2010.
WHAT NEWT WILL DO ON DAY ONE:
  • Instruct the Department of Justice and State Department to defend American sovereignty and block all international treaties that infringe on Second Amendment rights.
  • Take immediate steps to decisively control the border so Mexican drug cartels are blocked from entering the United States.
  • End all illegal gun exports to Mexico by the federal government.
  • End the discriminatory treatment of firearms imports. If a gun can be legally made and sold in the United States, it should be importable from outside the United States.
 
 
Sonya Harrison
Newt 2012
Director of Georgia Operations
P.O. Box 550769
Atlanta, GA 30355
678-973-2306 Office
404-509-1276 Cell
 

Can Independent's and Democrat's Vote in the Republican Presidential Primary?


Editor: Unsure about voting Saturday? The South Carolina Election Commission says if you are registered you may vote... pretty simple huh...


Q. Do I have to be a registered Republican to participate in the Republican Presidential Primary?
A.  No,  S.C. does not have registration by party.  The  Presidential Primary is open to all registered S.C.
voters.
Q. If I vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Primary, will I  be limited to voting in only the
Republican State Primary in June?
A.  No, voting in a Presidential Primary has no affect on your participation in the State Primaries.  Voters
who vote  in the  Republican  Presidential Primary will  still have the  choice of voting in either the
Republican or Democratic State Primaries in June

Editor's Soap Box

I wasn't born when Roosevelt added this to an address in which he proposed social security, unemployment insurance, and (what was then called) aid to dependent children to help the deserving poor:   


"The lessons of history, confirmed by evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence on relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. It is inimical to the dictates of sound policy. It is a violation of the traditions of America."  


Not so subtle now, huh!!!!