Summer in Sumter SC

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Charleston Attorney Asks U.S. Attorney General to Consider Harrell Case | The Nerve

Imagine This !!!!

Charleston Attorney Asks U.S. Attorney General to Consider Harrell Case | The Nerve: "...Rhoades, who focuses on lawyer malpractice, workers’ compensation, and general injury cases in his law practice, has made a reputation for himself over the years as a lone legal crusader.

“Mention my name around town,” he tells me, “you’ll get a response. Sometimes it’ll involve curse words....”"



Rhodes, "...“Yeah. Sometimes I see something that’s just stupid, and nobody’s doing anything about it. When that happens, I can’t just do nothing...” - "... I just don’t see anything being done about this...” 



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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

S.C. Top Court Asked to Review Secret Grand Jury Records in Harrell Case | The Nerve

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S.C. Top Court Asked to Review Secret Grand Jury Records in Harrell Case | The Nerve: "...Wilson’s position that the grand jury investigation is criminal, not civil, in nature. A public hearing before the high court is scheduled for June 24..." says AG Wilson.

Additional information: Link





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Friday, May 16, 2014

Of the Estimated 420,000 Veterans in South Carolina, 30,000 Live in Poverty



Monthly Pro Bono Veterans Legal Clinic

"...As a service to area Veterans, the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center has partnered with the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and members of the private bar to establish Lawyers 4 Vets, a Pro Bono Veterans Legal Clinic..."



For more information about this program go to LINK
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

One Man's Opinion ... Did He Make the Correct Decision?




State's Top Prosecutor Handcuffed by Judge Manning's Ruling


In his ruling Judge Manning says:

“...neither the Grand Jury nor any other investigative agency shall take any further action concerning the ethics violations allegations discussed herein until such time as a final determination is made by the House of Representatives Legislative Ethics Committee and/or referred by the House of Representatives Legislative Ethics Committee to the Attorney General...”

One Man's Opinion can Tip the Scale of Justice
Former Attorneys General Travis Medlock, Charlie Condon and Henry McMaster's statement: “...Over the past thirty years, not one of us ever imagined the Attorney General needed authorization from a legislative committee or political body in order to investigate or prosecute alleged criminal behavior by an elected official. Such a restriction would undercut the core Constitutional authority of the Attorney General. And even more importantly, it would violate the fundamental basis of our system of government that all people should be treated equally under the law.”

Editors Opinion: Because of notable errors made in arriving at his decision, asking the Judge to reconsider is a possibility. Failing a reversal an appeal to the State's Supreme Court is very likely. However, there remains the problem of Supreme Court's Chief Justice Jean Toal and Associate Justice Costa Pleicones. Both Judges have been asked to recuse themselves should the case get to the Supreme Court. As the ruling stands right now, State House Lawmakers are immune from prosecution by the State Courts because of one man's opinion.



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Monday, May 12, 2014

County Money Flows to State Lawmakers’ Wallets | The Nerve

Got that 'Funny' feeling that you've been....
County Money Flows to State Lawmakers’ Wallets | The Nerve: "The Sumter County delegation has seven House and Senate members. When asked Friday for a list of all county payments last year to those delegation members, Pam Craven, the county’s finance director, directed The Nerve to submit a request under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act."
Editor: This listing should be 'very interesting'....





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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mailbox Stuffings

No doubt your mailbox is filling up with a bunch of Political stuff sent out by all the hopefuls and the re-hopefuls... mine certainly is, and there is one re-hopeful in particular that is really bothersome to me. But, this may be the year when the people will make a better choice.

There is a survey out there, unofficial of course that is somewhat encouraging to this Editor. Take a look and if you want, add your opinion to the poll.




Source Link: The State Newspaper's US Senate Unofficial Survey

US Senate
Lindsey Graham (incumbent) 37 1%
Det Bowers 27 1%
Lee Bright 1298 49%
Richard Cash 982 37%
Bill Connor 286 11%
Nancy Mace 17 1%

Another very recent Poll that is very revealing: SC GOP Senate Poll: Lindsey Graham Below 50%; Facing Runoff

Saturday, May 10, 2014

McCain Says VA Scandal 'Unacceptable,' Expects It to 'Get a Lot Bigger' - NBC News.com

Editors Opinion: Veterans Affairs Department needs to be dismantled from the top down. Veterans deserve the best care and are not receiving it.

"... In September 2013, the Inspector General’s office at the Veterans Affairs Department reported what it called “a disturbing set of events” at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn medical center in Columbia, S.C., that “led to thousands of delayed gastroenterology consults for colon cancer screening...” Link Source

McCain Says VA Scandal 'Unacceptable,' Expects It to 'Get a Lot Bigger' - NBC News.com: "“Now we are hearing about similar situations in major VA facilities throughout the country,” the senator, a Vietnam veteran, told NBC News. “I think this is going to get a lot bigger before it’s over.”"
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Leatherman... Shocked??? Not likely... seems he is picking your pockets again.

The Big Cheese | The Nerve: "After initially acting as if he didn’t expect the proposal, Leatherman pointed out there has “not been an increase in compensation for House and Senate members in 20 years,” noting the monthly in-district payment was set at $1,000 in 1995."



Link Sources: The Nerve   <<<<< This should be your NUMBER ONE MEDIA SOURCE



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Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Truth about Licensing Laws | The South Carolina Policy Council

The Truth about Licensing Laws | The South Carolina Policy Council



"...a recent study by the Institute for Justice found the state currently has the 14th most burdensome licensing laws in the country, and is the 10th most extensively licensed state..."

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Don | The Nerve

Source Link: The Don | The Nerve:

"...The recipe for corruption is concentration of power plus secrecy. Ignore corruption long enough and it leads to tyranny.

The hard part is recognizing when we've crossed that line. What’s happening in our state is so outrageous that it seems impossible for it to be true. One legislator cannot possibly control all three branches of a state’s government to the point that he can decide what the law is and whether or not he violated it.

Until he can. Our House Speaker is very close to having that kind of power – it’s no longer possible to deny that. It has been close to two years since Renee Dudley’s article in the Post and Courier exposed the Speaker’s campaign practices, and more than a year since SCPC filed a complaint with the Attorney General alleging possible public corruption by the Speaker. During this time, Harrell has tried everything from pushing laws to decriminalize ethics violations to stripping the Attorney General of his constitutional authority. And now he’s raised issues so absurd that no one outside his reliable defenders believes they have any legal merit..."



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Read more here: The State
Vote Rigging Alleged by State Lawmakers: Link
Harrell Used Position to Gain Personally: Link
Who is Bobby Harrell?: Link


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