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Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

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Trust America PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Thompson   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

Peggy Noonan said in the WSJ, “Trust America.” Apparently that is her response to people upset with an election that will put Donald Trump in the White House. While I want to share Ms. Noonan’s faith in the USA, it is less clear after 8 years of Obama that we can or should do so. Certainly we should not without strong “rules of engagement.”

There is much wiggle room under the First Amendment (1A), in fact, we allow for the expression of all sorts of nonsense. Where the line should be drawn, however, is when evil people among us utilize the American instinct for fair play and tolerance against us – then my pragmatic side says, “Wake up, America.”

ISIS, for example, has used the Internet for all sorts of nefarious purposes, including sending messages, recruiting and demonstrating just how evil human beings can be. Jihad is not a passing fancy: it has been around for 1400 years. We ignore radical Islamic terrorism, as Obama has tried to do, only at our peril.

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Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

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HK Edgerton: Suing the NAACP PDF Print E-mail
Written by H.K. Edgerton   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

Friday morning, November 25, 2016,  in the uniform of the Southern soldier, I posted the Southern Cross approximately 3 blocks from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a smoke filled morning from the fires that raged in the mountains making the cars that passed barely visible except for their headlights.

About 7:30 AM, a car pulled into the driveway of a business adjacent to where I stood, and a young Black lady approached me saying, “Sir, what is this all about?”  “Read my sign,” I replied. “United Nations, Beware! Nikki Judas Haley. Coming!”
I can recount the story of a young man doped up on mind altering drugs, who would come to a church in Charleston, South Carolina, where with wide open arms, the parishioners would welcome him into the House of God, and he would reward them with the hideous crime of murder.

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Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

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Kingdom Seminar on America’s Christian Worldview Held in Columbia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff West   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

A Kingdom Seminar on America’s Christian worldview was held at Columbia Evangelical Church on September 24, 2016.  It was sponsored by Rev. E. Ray Moore (Lt. Col.), USAR Ret., of Frontline Ministries and the Exodus Mandate Project (www.exodusmandate.org), and Dan Smithwick of the Nehemiah Institute (www.worldviewcourse.com).  There were three presentations: 1: World History from A Biblical Perspective; 2: 30 Years of Youth Worldview; and 3: Review of American Historical Worldview.

Smithwick presented “The Story of Christendom,” outlining major historical events from Creation to the present.  He observed that approximately every 500 years a major historical event occurs wherein God lets man know that He still exists.  He noted the following approximate dates and events: 2500 BC: Noah’s flood; 2000 B.C.: Creation of Israel; 1500 B.C.:  Exodus/Mosaic Law; 1000 B.C.: Beginning of Kingdoms; 500 B.C.: Rebuilding Israel after Babylonian Exile; 0 A.D.: Jesus’ Birth, Death and Resurrection; 500 A.D.: Consolidation of Christendom; 1000 A.D.: the Light of the Church; and 1500 A.D.: the Protestant Reformation.  He believes that near 2000 A.D., God is about to cause another major event.  Smithwick, who was in business management with AT&T for twenty years, believes a global financial collapse will soon occur to bring us to repentance.  Consequently, he is trying to wake America up to do God’s will.

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Dean Gotcher Speaks on Destruction of the Family and Indoctrination of Youth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jeff West   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

Dean Gotcher, a Christian expert in education and psychology, spoke on Thursday, June 9 at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia about how children are being indoctrinated with secular values in the public school system and society, while parental authority is simultaneously being destroyed.  Times Examiner readers know that America is on the verge of destruction, and although we may not understand why, Gotcher documents that we have been infiltrated, and he connects the dots by naming the perpetrators.  He said that in the 1950s, education shifted to focus on relationships and feelings.  Gotcher credited Benjamin Bloom’s classic book Taxonomy of Educational Objectives which has negatively influenced our educational system since it was written in 1956.  Its continuing legacy has spawned dysfunctional curricula such as Common Core.  Certified teachers and accredited schools must follow Bloom’s methodology, which strives to destroy patriarchal and God’s authority over the child.
Bloom was a “Transformational Marxist,” as opposed to a “Traditional Marxist.”  Some of the former group escaped Nazi Germany by immigrating to America in the 1930s, where they injected their beliefs into professional fields here, such as education, corporate management and government.  These Marxists were members of the “Frankfurt School” which included both Theodor Adorno and Erick Fromm, who influenced Bloom.  

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Loftis to Lead Greenville County Legislative Delegation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

Former Senator Lewis Vaughn Reappointed to Hospital Board

TE DwightLoftisThe Greenville County Legislative Delegation  elected  Representative Dwight Loftis to be their chairman for the next year. State Senator Karl Allen will serve as vice chairman and Representative Garry Smith will continue to serve as delegation secretary.
During the same November 21 meeting, the Delegation voted to return former Senator Lewis Vaughn to the Greenville Hospital System Board of Directors.
A total of five board members were appointed to fill six vacancies. Those appointed in addition to Vaughn were the reappointment of  Anna Kate Hipp, and the appointment of Scot Baddley, Michael Ellison, and Michael Smith. Richard Phillipa from Oconee County failed to get reappointed and his vacancy was returned to the Hospital Board for resubmission.

The Delegation Received update on Pinnacle Mountain Fire – Requested more closed-cab dozers.

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Dunn Elected Commander of American Legion Post 214 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stuart McClure   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

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American Legion Dept. of SC State Commander gives the oath of office to Commander Tony Dunn of Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214 at the November Meeting in Taylors.

 
   
American Legion Post 214 Legionnaire of the Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Post 214   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

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Charlie Porter, center, is presented the Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214’s Legionnaire of the Year Award by Commander Tony Dunn, at right, for his support and service to the Post and community. Past Commander Steve Zietz is at left.

 
   
The Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, and Civilization Jihad PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

Rep Keith Ellison (D, MN) was the first Muslim to be elected to the U.S. Congress and was sworn into office using a Koran in 2007. Ellison was a follower of Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam but in recent years converted to orthodox Sunni Islam. He has been a strong supporter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and CAIR and associated Muslim Brotherhood (MB) members have generously supported his political campaigns. The huge Somali refugee population placed in Minneapolis by the State Department and the HHS Refugee Resettlement Department is his strongest constituency. On November 19, he announced his candidacy for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, replacing Donna Brazile. Ellison has already received the endorsement of Senator Chuck Schumer, leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus, Harry Reid, Liz Warren, Bernie Sanders, new Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, and 10 other Congress members. Ellison is known even in the Democratic Party as radical in his pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel views. However, the Democrats may be too addicted to laundered Arab-oil campaign contributions to put up much resistance to Ellison as DNC Chairman. I agree with Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy. Ellison would be the first Muslim Brotherhood DNC Chairman. Ellison does have some competition, including former DNC Chairman Howard Dean. The radicalization of the Democratic Party makes it imperative that ordinary American voters know the truth about Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood, and CAIR.

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Passing the Baton PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

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Sixty Days of Intense Danger PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

The United States is facing sixty days of intense danger as Barack Obama completes his second term after rejection of his policies and of his favored replacement Hillary Clinton. As he traveled around the world making speeches, it was clear that he has not yet come to grips with the reality of this loss.

 Those thousands of Christian individuals who prayed for a Trump victory need to continue praying for a peaceful turnover of power. Virtually all of our enemies will test Obama during the transition period, believing that their chances of success will be less successful when Trump takes office.

Some of the senior people in the Obama Administration are evil and would be happy too see harm come to the President-elect. It is my view that they don’t give a darn about the people or the country, they just want to press their agenda.  
President Barack Obama has two more months in the White House. The win by Donald Trump was a dramatic rejection of everything Obama did in 8 years. He has promised to dismantle Obamacare, seal the southern border and reverse most of the Executive Orders Obama issued.

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Gary Varvel Cartoons PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

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Not My President PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Thompson   
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

My Dad used to say it, “Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.” And I admit, among the things that progressives are doing lately that make me laugh are those signs that say, “Not my President.”

There are so many real and imagined grievances between and among us that one of the takeaways from the elections of 2016 is the indisputable fact that Obama succeeded. Oh, he lost an election alright; indeed, he lost in epic fashion. But his larger quest was to “fundamentally transform” this country and, by golly, he did so. As readers of this column know, my spin on his legacy will be anything but generous. Then again, even we amateur historians take a stab at “fair and balanced” now and again.

We used to be able to carry the weight, to shoulder without complaint the burdens of being a citizen in this land, the greatest country in history. No more; the MSM now carps about most everything and those masses who once “yearned to be free,” are now merely “useful idiots.” Obama succeeded in getting re-elected in 2012 and some would say in a larger sense as well, because he utilized a divide and conquer strategy. Military folks know one never splits the troops up, and yet there are examples…with names such as Chancellorsville.

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Legislative Delegation to Appoint Hospital Board PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

The Delegation Will Appoint Six Members of the Greenville Hospital System Board of Trustees During this Period of Intense Controversy

The Greenville County Legislative Delegation will hold a very important meeting at Greenville County Square Monday, November 21 beginning at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be open to the public.

The Delegation will elect a chairman, vice chairman and secretary for the next year.

The delegation will also make a number of key appointments to committees and commissions. One of the more controversial will be the naming of candidates to fill six vacancies on the Greenville Hospital System Board of Trustees during this period of intense controversy. The current board has attempted to change the relationship between the hospital system and the citizens of Greenville County who own the system. Some critics of the change describe the change as less than fair to the citizens.

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Cecil D. Buchanan War Museum Visited by Future Soldiers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tony Dunn   
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

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Carroll Kelley of American Legion Post 214 Taylors, shows weapons from the Cecil D. Buchanan War Museum to young people at the Veterans Tribute Day at the Upcountry History Museum.

 
   
The Tide of a Great Battle Has Turned PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

But Beware the Subtlety of Enemy Counterattack

By the Grace of God, Donald Trump should be inaugurated as President of the United States on January 20, 2017. There were many constituencies that went into the makeup of Trump’s electoral victory.  Among the most prominent was the predominantly white blue-collar and lower middle class working families that had been largely lost to establishment Republican candidates, since Reagan brought them out in massive numbers in 1980 and 1984. Thereafter the Republican Party began to drift back to its big-business-crony capitalism Whig roots. It should be clear that the future of the Republican Party rests with both the rewards of free enterprise and the hard work and patriotism of American workers.  The misguided globalism and terrible neglect and outright contempt for sensible immigration policies by the Bush and Obama administrations had moved the demographics of the country to near the point of permanent social, economic, cultural, and political insanity.

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Residents’ View of Paris Mountain Covered in Smoke at Sunrise PDF Print E-mail
Written by James M. Spurck   
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

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Residents enjoyed a beautiful sunrise view on Monday, November 14th as Paris Mountain in Greenville County was covered in heavy smoke from fires in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and recent fires at Pinnacle Mountain and Table Rock State Park in Pickens County, South Carolina.

 
   
Gary Varvel Cartoons PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

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The Question: How Did He Do It? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00

Last Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning the states began to fall to Donald Trump. The experts on television couldn’t believe what they were seeing. It couldn’t be happening. No one believed Donald Trump could become president of the United States. They had denigrated him with all kinds of unflattering labels. He had been accused of hating women, but respectable Christian leaders insisted he was the man for the job. Privately, they knew that God could use anyone who is available and willing. He is in the business of changing lives and answering prayers.

Christians close to God and being guided by His Holy Spirit knew that this election was a “God thing.” The outcome was not dependent on politicians once the true “church” became engaged.  

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