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SC GOP Convention Acknowledges Trump as Probable Party Leader PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

Lt. Governor Henry McMaster and State GOP Chairman Matt Moore Host Trump Unity Breakfast for Convention Delegates

Delegates attending the South Carolina Republican Convention were welcomed by Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster  at a Donald Trump Campaign Unity Breakfast. McMaster and SC Republican Party Executive Committee Chairman Matt Moore were featured speakers at the Unity Breakfast.

Governor Nikki Haley was the featured speaker at the convention. Congressman Joe Wilson was the only member of congress present. In fact, only 496 of the 870 delegates to the convention showed up to vote for national delegates and for the national Committeeman and Committeewoman.

Governor Haley discussed her accomplishments as Governor and challenges that continue to face the State Government.

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Confederate Memorial Day in Columbia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jennifer Sawyer   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

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On May 7, 2016, Confederate Memorial Day in Columbia brought the largest crowd seen in recent years.  Several hundred were at Elmwood Cemetery for the UDC service sponsored by the Mary Boykin Chestnut Chapter of Columbia.  Chapter President Juanita Keisler presided, Division President Ann Shugart brought greetings as did SC Division CofC President Matthew Myers.  The speaker was Leland Summers, SC Division SCV Commander. Special music was presented by the gospel group Sonrise.  After the laying of the wreath at the unknown Confederate soldier’s grave, a military salute was given by the Palmetto Battalion complete with cannon firing and the playing of taps.  The parade of those who wished to participate took place between 11 AM and 12 noon with a march to the Statehouse.  Several hundred individuals and groups with flags waving were escorted by police cars to the Statehouse for the 12 noon service.

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Eight Furman, NGU Graduates Commissioned As US Army 2nd Lieutenants PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, PublisherBy Bob Dill Eight new Army second Lieutenants were commissioned at Furman University McAlister Auditorium Saturday, May 6th, 2016. Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens is Professor of Military Science at Furman. Also participating in the ceremony   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

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Eight new Army second Lieutenants were commissioned at Furman University McAlister Auditorium Saturday, May 6th, 2016.

Lt. Col. Gregory Scrivens is Professor of Military Science at Furman. Also participating in the ceremony were Furman President Dr. Elizabeth Davis and Interim North Greenville University President Dr. Randall Parnell.

Guest speaker for the ceremony was Colonel Erick Schwartz (USA Ret.).

Col Schwartz said the purpose of his talk was to give the soon to be Army officers, “an insider’s look into hearts and minds of men in battle.”

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Elitist Republicans Angry with Voters PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

Donald Trump has defeated 16 Republican Candidates in the Republican Primary contests. He is the only candidate standing and is presumed to be the ultimate winner at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July. He humiliated candidates Lindsey Graham and Jeb Bush in the South Carolina Primary. The entire Bush family, including two former presidents, is furious with Trump and refuses to endorse or promise to vote for him in the General Election.

Establishment Republicans who fear losing their power and prestige are taking out their revenge on Trump, however, it is the voters with whom they are really angry. For decades conservative Republicans have supported the candidates the party bosses selected for them. They made promises and never kept them. The voters are angry and have decided not to support the party regulars this time. They have chosen instead to take their chances with an outsider who has promised what they want in a leader. The nation is shocked at his success and the party leaders are terrified. 

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We Don’t Need Voting by Murderers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phyllis Schlafly   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00

We do not want convicted murderers and rapists sitting on juries in criminal trials, and we do not want convicted felons to be picking the next leaders of our Nation. Elections are for law-abiding citizens to pick law-abiding leaders, not for criminals to elect fellow criminals.

But Democrats have realized that convicted felons are more likely to vote for a Democrat than a Republican. In Virginia, the number of convicted felons is about 4% of the number of registered voters, which is more than enough to change the outcome in many local and statewide elections.

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Trust Me, During This Election, It's Normal To Feel Hopeless PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00
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Trump Can't Be Trusted - Big Banks PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 00:00
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Obama Moving Suburbanites to Cities, Urbanites to Suburbs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

Greenville County Council Will Be Told To Get Ready,It Is Coming. The Wednesday Briefing Is Open To The Public

The Times Examiner has been informing readers about the dangers of United Nations Agenda 21 that has been embraced and quietly implemented by presidents of both political parties. Agenda 21, when fully implemented will eliminate private property ownership and control every aspect of human life according to the wishes of environmental wackos and other leftists.

Taxpayer advocate Butch Taylor kept elected officials informed on Agend 21 for almost two decades. Citizen activist Diane Hardy has taken a leading role in exposing AFFH to public officials and their constituents.

President Obama is using his final years in office to implement a program called HUD/AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) Regulation.

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Johnny Mack Brown Spoke to Legionnaires PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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Retired Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown spoke to the Rudolph Anderson American Legion Post recently. The longest serving sheriff in Greenville County history discussed his interesting and productive life in law enforcement, including his appointment to the Federal Marshall service after leaving the sheriff’s office.

 
   
Winnie Davis 442 UDC Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Historic House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julia Barnes   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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Chicora Historic Home featuring the 1st national flag CSA in Belton, SC.

The twentieth anniversary celebration of Winnie Davis 442, United Daughters of the Confederacy, was held on the afternoon of Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Chicora historic home located in a rural area between Belton & Williamston.  This home was built in the 1840s by William Anderson, who served later as an officer in the Confederate military.  After his death during the War, his widow Lucretia Breazeale Anderson used her home as a girl’s school.  Chicora was surrounded by Federal troops who were part of Brown’s Raid on May 1, 1865. 

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Official (Politically Correct) Islam versus the Truth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

In the last two articles on the  Foundations of Islam, I have pointed out that the violent coercion of Jihad is deeply embedded in its founding doctrinal texts: the Koran, the Hadiths, and the Sira. These are essentially the alleged revelations to Muhammad of Allah’s words in the Koran and of Muhammad’s words and example recorded by his closest companions in the Hadiths and Sira. Sharia Law is also based on this textual trilogy. The only way to judge the true nature of Islam is through the Koran and the words and example of its Prophet, Muhammad. It will not do to call Islam a religion of peace, when 9 percent of the Koran and 31 percent of Islam’s doctrinal trilogy is about Holy War on all non-Muslims, and Muhammad claims that he is called by Allah to make Islam the only religion and that all nations should be subject to Sharia Law. None of the Jihad spoken of in these doctrinal standards is a “spiritual struggle” of prayer and fasting, as is falsely claimed by Muslim Brotherhood propagandists. One of the most shocking incidents of Muhammad’s early leadership is the beheading of 800 Jewish prisoners of war in Medina, because they would not accept the Muslim faith. This ghastly massacre is taught approvingly by Muslim scholars and leaders.  There are 328,000 words in the Islamic trilogy devoted to political violence, almost all against non-Muslims, whereas the Hebrew Bible has only 34,000, and the New Testament has almost none.

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Cruz's Last Stand PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00
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Furman University US Army ROTC Awards Ceremony PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gilbert Scales   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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Homer Bryant, WWII veteran, presents the American Legion Award for Scholastic Excellence to Cadet Adam Johnson. This award is presented to a junior cadet that displays leadership qualities and is active in student organizations and constructive activities.

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Joel Heiser, Vietnam veteran and member of James F. Daniel, Jr. American Legion Post 3, presents the American Legion Award for Military Excellence to Cadet William Jenkins. This award is presented to a junior cadet that demonstrates outstanding qualities and military leadership, discipline, and citizenship.

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Mrs. Helen Kinion presents the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution National Defense Committee ROTC Medal and Certificate to Cadet Devan Trout. This award is presented to a cadet that shows qualities of loyalty and patriotism.

 
   
Korean Vets Support Community Project PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lew Perry   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

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The Korean War Veterans Association, Foothills Chapter of SC #301, has contributed to the Greer Daily Bread Ministries STEP project, a veterans and family shelter. The STEP program (Shelter to Empower People) is designed to allow a veteran or a family to progress through a 90 day program that will provide them with the faith, financial knowledge, and life skills needed to exit homelessness, rejoin the workforce, and become productive members of the community. STEP is an arm of the Greer Soup Kitchen, well known in the community since 1991, whose mission is to feed the hungry by providing one hot nutritious meal (not just a sandwich) each day to whomever comes, serving approximately 140 to 150 meals each day. The Soup Kitchen provided over 50,000 meals in the past year.

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Destroying the Republic from Within PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

As a retired soldier with both enlisted and commissioned service including the Vietnam War, I have serious concerns about the present and future of the Republic for which many of my friends and their families sacrificed and some gave their lives. Therefore, I am extremely interested in who becomes our next President. Those of us who served, and especially those who served in combat, know that the choice of a Commander-in-Chief is a matter of life or death for all those in uniform.

Tragically, unwise decisions by President Obama during his two-terms in office have resulted in the loss of many lives and will cost lives and cause untold suffering far into the future.

I don’t know who, if anyone is advising Donald Trump on national defense, however his teleprompter speech on foreign policy contained a lot of common sense and more than a little sound military strategy.

You never commit American troops to war unless it is clearly in the national interest and there is no acceptable alternative.

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Sex, Gender, and Politics: Restore Common Sense and Public Safety PDF Print E-mail
Written by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00

Some claim that sexual orientation is a preference, not genetic, and therefore can be changed. However, nothing is more clearly genetic than our biological sex. It is determined by our two “sex” chromosomes, one from each parent. Two X chromosomes determine a biological female, while one X and one Y chromosome determine a biological male. The Y chromosome can only come from the child’s father.

But in the 21st century, “gender” has moved beyond biology, morphing into a new construct that is part socio-cultural, part ideological, and part political: that gender is based on one’s self-perception of being male or female, and is changeable.

Hence we have controversial legislation allowing self-selection of public bathrooms by transgender individuals – or anyone who claims to be transgender.

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The Uncivil War PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 00:00
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22 Veterans Walk 22 Miles to Raise Awareness of Vet Suicides PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 00:00

Few Americans realize that 22 veterans are lost everyday to suicide. These dramatic losses far exceed the current casualties in foreign conflicts.

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Early Friday morning, 22 military veterans departed Landrum in the rain on a 22-mile walk to Greer to raise community awareness of the 22 veterans lost to suicide each day.

The first scheduled rest stop was Gowansville. They reached it ahead of schedule. The second rest stop on highway 14 was Skyland Elementary School where they were greeted by a group of supporters and encouragers from local veterans organizations. They provided water and restroom facilities for the walkers.

Tabatha R. Miller, Veterans Outreach Program Specialist represented the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs at the Skyland rest area. Auxiliary members of several veterans organizations as well as veterans not personally participating in the walk joined her.

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Post 214 Display At Local Gun Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Post 214 Photo   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 00:00

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Legion Post 214 members John Banning, Tony Dunn, Bobby Prater and Charlie Porter display a Russian 762/54 Water Cooled MAXIM machine gun on a Sokdov wheel mount captured from Soviets by Finns. The gun fires 200-600 rounds per minute. The gun is part of a collection owned by a member of the Post.

 
   
Islam: The End of the European Union? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Johan Deckmyn (Brussels, Belgium))   
Friday, 19 February 2016 00:00

Since the Islamist attacks of November 13 in Paris something has fundamentally changed in Europe.  Europeans also now realize that they will never be completely safe from Islamic terrorism.  This is a feeling that the Americans have already known since the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York on 9/11.

But unlike the US, Europe is for Islamization - much worse.  It is a problem that has already dragged on for several decades.  Beginning in the ‘70s of the last century, the first large-scale economic immigration sought refuge in Europe.  It came mainly from North Africa and Turkey: Islamic countries.  Initially, the intention was that they came to work and then return to their country.

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The Changing Scene at Clemson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 00:00

The racial strife and week-long demonstrations at Clemson University alleging racism and discrimination, coupled with administrators struggling to find ways to meet demands of small groups of students remind me of the contrast with “Old Clemson College” of the 1950s.

Clemson was created as an all-male military college with a proud heritage to provide educational opportunities for rural children of modest means.  It was an agricultural and mechanical college that in the 1940s and 50s featured mostly agricultural and textile graduates. Clemson provided more commissioned officers for World War II than all the US military academies combined. Freshmen from as far away as New York City were required by their upper classmen to become conversant in the history of Clemson and South Carolina. Discipline was administered to students by students with minimum supervision and guidance from the college administration.

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