Tag Archives: South Carolina

Grocery Censors “Cum” From Homeschooler’s Cake

Publix can’t catch a break lately: A Christian homeschool grad was “humiliated” when a cake for his big day turned up with the phrase “Summa — Laude Class of 2018” thanks to a computer system that deemed “cum” a vulgar word. Cara Koscinski didn’t think twice after placing the online order for the $70 cake from her local Publix supermarket. ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Democrats Defeat Abortion Ban Bill In 24-21 Vote After Marathon Filibuster Effort [VIDEO]

The Post & Courier reports: A bill that would have outlawed almost all abortions in South Carolina died in the early hours of Friday morning on the floor of the state Senate, granting a major victory to Democrats after they launched a lengthy filibuster that lasted throughout much of the day and showed no signs of stopping. In a stunning ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Republicans Introduce Secession Bill Just In Case Liberals Try To Confiscate Their Guns

The Associated Press reports: South Carolina debated seceding from the Union more than 150 years ago, a decision that ultimately led to the Civil War. Now, the topic has come up again, amid a national debate over firearms and gun rights. A trio of state House Republicans on Thursday quietly introduced a bill that would allow lawmakers to debate seceding ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Literal Clown Runs For US House

South Carolina’s The State reports: This clown wants your vote for Congress. In this case, that isn’t a negative description. Steve Lough, a candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s 5th District, is a former professional clown for the Ringling Brothers circus. Lough is leaning into his unusual resume, appearing in clown makeup in a promotional photo and registering the domain ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: GOP Gov Issues Order Allowing Foster Care Agencies To Reject Non-Christian Parents

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Gov. Henry McMaster is coming to the defense of an Upstate foster care agency that requires participating families to be Christian. McMaster issued an executive order Tuesday that allows foster care providers to discriminate based on religion without losing their license. For nearly three decades, Greenville-based Miracle Hill Ministries has only allowed foster children ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Republicans File Bill Seeking To Classify Same-Sex Marriage As “Parody Marriage”

South Carolina’s WHNS-TV reports: Upstate lawmakers are working to pass a new bill that will probably get people talking. According to the SC Statehouse website, the bill, entitled the “Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act,” was introduced in the House, read for the first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary on February 15, 2018. “‘Parody marriage’ means any form of ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: At Least Two Dead, Dozens Injured In Amtrak Collision With CSX Freight Train [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: An Amtrak train traveling from New York to Miami collided with a CSX freight train in South Carolina early Sunday morning, causing the lead engine and some passenger cars to derail. The local sheriff’s office confirmed there were at least two people killed and 70 injured among the 139 passengers and 8 crew. The National Transportation Safety ...

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GOP US House Candidate: If Confederate Monuments Come Down, So Must Slavery Memorials [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: A South Carolina candidate for US Congress, who has been criticized for using the 2015 killings of nine black church members in a campaign advert, has said the removal of a Confederate monument in the state should be matched by the removal of a memorial to African American slaves. Sheri Few, who is running for South Carolina’s ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Town Hall Crowd Chants “You Lie” At Same GOP Rep Who Shouted It At Obama [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: An angry crowd in South Carolina chanted “you lie” to Rep. Joe Wilson at a town hall Monday, using the Republican Congressman’s own infamous line against him. Wilson was rebuked after shouting those words at former President Barack Obama during his speech to Congress in 2009, after the president said the health reforms he was proposing would ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Confederate Flag-Loving GOP State Rep. Chris Corley Charged With Domestic Violence

The State reports: Aiken County Rep. Chris Corley was arrested Tuesday on charges of punching his wife in the face and pointing a 9mm pistol at her when she accused him of cheating, according to Aiken County sheriff’s records. Corley, R-Graniteville, was charged with first-degree criminal domestic violence, which is a felony, and pointing and presenting a firearm at his ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Loony State Rep’s Bill Mandates Porn Blockers For All New Computers And Phones

Go Upstate reports: An Upstate legislator is hoping to prevent anyone who buys a computer in South Carolina from accessing pornography. State Rep. Bill Chumley, R-Spartanburg, said the Human Trafficking Prevention Act would require manufacturers or sellers to install digital blocking capabilities on computers and other devices that access the internet to prevent the viewing of obscene content. The bill ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Avowed White Supremacist Dylann Roof Found Guilty Of Multiple Federal Murder Counts

CNN reports: Dylann Roof, was found guilty on Thursday on multiple federal charges after taking the lives of nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston, SC in 2015. Roof will find out his sentence for the crimes early in 2017. Deliberations began Thursday afternoon in the Roof murder trial after attorneys made closing arguments. Shortly after deliberations began, the ...

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WAR ON CHRISTMAS: South Carolina Gun Dealer Launches Holiday Billboard Campaign With AR-15s

From Greenville, South Carolina’s NBC affiliate: A Columbia gun dealer is launching its controversial Christmas billboard campaign for the third year, and says its goal is to “start conversation about the role of firearms in the American household.” A release from Palmetto State Armory said the campaign is designed to lead to conversation about guns in a “positive and lighthearted ...

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Accused Mass Murderer Dylann Roof To Question Jurors After Judge Grants Request To Represent Himself

Via Columbia, South Carolina’s NBC affiliate: Accused Mother Emanuel AME shooter Dylann Roof will represent himself in the trial of nine slain African-American parishioners last June. Roof, who was declared mentally competent to stand trial last week, said he had the capacity represent himself in the federal trial, just as jury selection was about to resume after a delay for ...

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Dylann Roof Found Competent To Stand Trial

The Associated Press reports: A judge has ruled that Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial for the killing of nine black worshipers at a South Carolina church. Judge Richard Gergel made the ruling Friday after a two-day hearing behind closed doors earlier this week. The hearing was needed after Roof’s attorneys questioned earlier this month whether he could help ...

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Meets With Trump To Discuss Possible Appointment As Secretary Of State

Earlier this year Donald Trump attacked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley after she criticized his plan to ban Muslim immigration. Haley responded with “bless your heart,” which is Southern for “go fuck yourself.” Her tweet prompted Ann Coulter to react in her typically racist fashion. (Haley was born in South Carolina.) But hey, it’s all good now, right? The Charleston ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Haters Sing “Yes Jesus Loves Me” To Silence Transgender Rights Supporter [VIDEO]

But there’s a happy ending (for now) below. From Myrtle Beach Online: More than 500 people gathered to protest and support Horry County Schools policy on transgender student bathroom use, and while the board was in executive session a conflict broke out between a policy supporter and protestors. The group occasionally broke out in song to silence the woman who ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Gov. Nikki Haley Hints That She May Veto “Unnecessary” Anti-Transgender Bill

The State reports: S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that a proposed law to limit the bathrooms that transgender people can use is not needed. Haley said her office has not received any complaints about the issue, adding South Carolinians are respectful to people of different backgrounds. “I don’t believe it’s necessary,” the Lexington Republican told reporters. “There’s not one ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Nutjob State Sen. Lee Bright Introduces North Carolina-Style Anti-Transgender Bill

You may remember South Carolina GOP state Sen. Lee Bright from his wacko rant about the White House lighting up in the “abomination colors.” Today he’s back in the news with an anti-transgender bill that mimics the one just enacted in North Carolina. Bright’s bill differs from North Carolina’s in that his state doesn’t even HAVE any pro-trans laws to ...

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Hillary Clinton Wins South Carolina Primary

The New York Times reports: Drawing overwhelming support from the African-American voters who deserted her here eight years ago, Hillary Clinton won her first resounding victory of the 2016 campaign in South Carolina on Saturday, delivering a blow to Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont as their fight turns to the 11 states where Democrats vote on Tuesday. After supporting Barack ...

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