Golden-Rule-Ad-WEB
Our Local Columnists
~ READ MORE ~
Read The Guest Columns
~ READ MORE ~
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 12:12 AM
INDEPENDENT CONSERVATIVE VOICE OF THE PALMETTO STATE
Harry Reid’s Gift to Trump PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Thompson   
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 00:00

Sen. Harry Reid is retiring effective this January. So along with the celebration that Barack Obama’s term as POTUS is over, we can be thankful that the grandson of a horse thief is also gone from public life.

Harry Reid was a pauper when elected to Congress and retires as a multi-millionaire. His financial improvement was not due to his sparkling personality, even in Washington, Harry Reid had a well-deserved reputation as being prickly. But he was a formidable foe, and both his financial upgrade and his power in DC was owing to his ability to be obstinate. Harry Reid usually got his way, and that tells you at least as much about the other Senators as it does him. Suffice it to say, SC’s Lindsey Graham did not have the backbone to defy Harry Reid.

The rules of the Senate are what governs their procedures; they don’t conduct business under Mason’s Rules of Order. The Senate of the US has its own rules, and that is what most folks do not understand. We hear how the Senate blocked some measure by the filibuster, which always required 60 votes to overcome. It is rare when the Senate can get 60 members to agree on something, so that was a high bar, and Harry Reid used it to obstruct all manner of policy. Their hidebound ways were often criticized as counter-productive, few measures cleared the Senate. But there was always an ace in the hole, so draconian they called it the “nuclear option.” The fact is nobody from either party was willing to invoke a change in the rules to make it easier to approve a bill.

Read more...
 
 
MOST CURRENT STORIES
Gary Varvel Cartoons PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 00:00

gv120916dAPR-copy

gv121016dAPR-copy

 
   
Nathan Ellenwood Named PlanFIRST Player of the Game PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press Release   
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 00:00

NathanEllenwood Page-13

Nathan Ellenwood was named the PlanFIRST Player of the Game for the Bob Jones University Bruins men’s basketball team on Friday, Dec. 9.

Ellenwood is a freshman business administration major from Greenville. Ellenwood had 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists as the Bruins fell to Piedmont College 95-91.

PlanFIRST is an asset management and financial services company located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Read more...
 
   
Problems with REAL ID in New Year PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

By Bob Dill
The Department of Homeland Security has declared that five states are not following the requirements of the REAL ID Act: South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maine, Oklahoma and Kentucky.

That means that South Carolina Driver’s licenses will no longer be accepted at secure federal buildings or military bases starting on January 20, 2017, and on January 22, 2018 the Transportation Security Administration will no longer accept South Carolina licenses at airports.

Congressman Mark Sanford, who fought the original bill when he was Governor of South Carolina is working with other impacted states to get a delay in implementation until a legislative solution is found.

Read more...
 
   
241st Anniversary of the Battle of the Great Cane Break PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bill Williamson   
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

GreatCraneBreak 12-7-16

SIMPSONVILLE — Members of the South Carolina Societies of the SAR and DAR met Dec. 3 at Historic Hopkins Farm to commemorate the 241st anniversary of the Battle of the Great Cane Brake. The annual event is sponsored by the Col. Robert Anderson Chapter.

Chapter President Bill Kivett began with welcome remarks and an introduction about the battle. The SAR Color Guard posted the colors.

Pledges were led by Jacob Williamson, Monte Hart II and Monte A. Hart. Chapter Historian Glenn Farrow provided a detailed history about the battle, which was part of what would become known as the Snow Campaign. Several SAR and DAR chapters presented wreaths.

Read more...
 
   
Maestro Discusses 1991 USSR Defection With GC Republican Women’s Club PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

Maestro-01

Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel, Director of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra was the guest speaker at the December luncheon of the Greenville County Republican  Women’s Club. He discussed his defection from the Soviet Union and his love for America.

He first visited Greenville in 1991 while serving as the associate Director of the USSR State Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife  defected to the United States at the end of the concert tour.

Read more...
 
   
Pastor Paul B. Chandler, Jr. Is Honored for 75 Years in the Gospel Ministry PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pam Evans   
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

Candlers-1

On December 7, 1941, seventeen-year old Paul B. Chandler, Jr. was on his way to Pinellas Park Presbyterian Church to preach his very first sermon at a youth rally for young people from all over Pinellas County, Florida. He had felt called to preach under the ministry of Pastor William R. Newell and had recently surrendered his life to this call to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. As the winds of war were beginning to blow, Pastor E.R. Barnard, his pastor at Central Presbyterian Church, had been discussing a county-wide youth rally with his friend who was the pastor of Pinellas Park Presbyterian Church, and, upon learning of young Paul Chandler’s desire to preach, they decided to “cut him loose,” and invited him to preach at the youth rally. He was happy for this opportunity to preach for the first time. As he turned on the radio in his car, while driving to the service, he heard the news that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor! With the realization heavy on his heart that the country would soon be entering into WWII and many young people would be answering the call to serve their country in the U.S. Armed Forces, he was burdened about the opportunity immediately before him as he would be preaching to those young people in those uncertain times.  He had chosen as his sermon’s text, Romans 12:1&2:  “I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”  Present at that service was his future wife, Esther Lillian Allen (Chandler). She was the one who, years later, reminded him that there were 18 young people who had surrendered their hearts to the Lord at that service. She said she was able to remember that number because he was turning 18 the week after he preached his first sermon!

Read more...
 
   
I Am Not Qualified ... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

Cartoon---Ben-Carson-HUD

 
   
American Legion SC Dept. and Post 214 Awards PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stuart McClure   
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

AmericanLegionPost214Awards-1

Read more...
 
   
I Fixed Your Carrier ... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

gv120216dAPR-copy

 
   
Trump Picks Winners To Head Defense, Justice PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

President-elect Donald Trump has picked no-nonsense professionals to head the Departments of Justice, of Defense and the National Security Advisor. These are important operations that have been badly and tragically mismanaged by Obama political appointees.

If confirmed by the Senate, General James Mattis will become Secretary of Defense. General Mattis has 41 years of military service and was described by the Marine Corps Times as “the most revered Marine in a generation.” He is known by his troops as “Mad Dog Mattis.” Donald Trump said he is the closest thing to General George Patton that we have currently.

Mattis was commander of the United States Central Command since 2010, and led the First Marine Division into Iraq in 2003. President Barack Obama forced the Marine legend to retire because he allegedly rubbed Obama’s political appointees the wrong way and “forced them to answer tough questions regarding Iran.”

Read more...
 
   
Gary Varvel Cartoons PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

gv120116dAPR-copy

gv120416dAPR-copy

 
   
Growing Old Gracefully PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Thompson   
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 00:00

In my experience, one usually hears advice when its application would be least appreciated and mostly useless. Thus we come to know the truth in the saying that, “Nothing goes so unheeded as unsolicited advice,” and yet here I go.

My Mother was not just wise; she was given to me as an Angel from God. Please accept that I am not being flippant or a smart aleck at the moment; fact is, Mom’s analytical skills relative to her children were so astonishingly accurate it was, well, scary. Like when she told me at age 10 that my penchant for being reckless was going to hinder my life if not reformed. Her words have come back to haunt me many times since.

One can certainly make a case that wanting to join the Marines at age 19 because they said they needed “A few good men,” was motivated by all the right stuff. Then again, my sisters would tell you even today that such a decision during the Vietnam War falls into the reckless x 10 category. Who knew my sisters would also get the analytical gene…nah, just kidding, those two knuckleheads don’t know anything.

Read more...
 
   
Philip Porter Revolutionary War Patriot Honored on Veterans Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Helga Rogers   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

P1030963-002

American Legion Post 214 at Porter Chapel honoring Philip Porter Revolutionary War Patriot on Veterans Day. Philip is Charlie Porter’s 3rd Great Grandfather born in 1775. Left to right: Pete Bellinger, Charlie Porter, Peter Butchart, Post 214 Adjutant Carroll Kelley, Trumpteer Jamie Richards, JD Norris from the Andrews Pickens Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) in Greenville and Donny Carson from the Gen. Daniel Morgan SAR in Spartanburg.

 
   
Post 214 Recieves Appreciation from Pat Ramsey PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stuart McClure   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

56-Pat-Ramsey-SM

Pat Ramsey, President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 253 in Greenville, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Major Rudolf Anderson, Jr. Post 214 Commander Tony Dunn for financial support of their recent golf touramemnt.

 
   
SC Veterans Association Director Honors Korean War Veterans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lewis Vaughn   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

Lewis-Vaughn-and-Commander-Sun-City

Director Lewis Vaughn talking with Gwyneth Saunders, commander, Sun City, SC Veterans Association on Veterans Day November 11, 2016. Lewis was the keynote speaker at the Sun City, SC Veterans Day event hosted by the Sun City Veterans Association. He presented the Korea Peace Medal to many deserving Korean War Veterans.

 
   
Four Roots of Islamic Violence and Jihad PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Scruggs   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

The four roots of Islamic violence and Jihad exposed here are not poverty, discrimination, the Crusades, or Colonialism. They come straight from the Koran and other sacred doctrinal texts of Islam.

Karl Troutwein, in his 2009 book, The 9/11 Verses: Terrorist Teachings in the Koran, describes four main elements in the Koran and the Sunna (the words and actions of Muhammad) that when combined result in a high probability of Islamic violence.
The first is “An attitude of anger and hate towards non-Muslims.”

This is corroborated by the analysis Dr. Bill Warner in his writings and books on “Political Islam.”

Read more...
 
   
American Legion SC Dept. Commander Visits Post 214 Awards Banquet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stuart McClure   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

73-Bob-Sherer-SM

American Legion SC Dept. Commander Bob Scherer and his wife Sherry are greeted by Clyde Mabry, 3rd District Commander, at the American Legion Post 214 Awards Banquet.

99-Charlie-Clifton-SM

Charlie Clifton, holding the certificate above, receives a Certificate General Award and medal from American Legion SC Dept. Commander Bob Schere, Post 214 Charter Commander Steve Zietz and Current Commander Tony Dunn.

 
   
Does Henry Deserve Thanks? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Dill, Publisher   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster was the first elected official to publicly endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States. South Carolina gave Trump a large victory in the Republican Primary as well as the General Election and smashed the candidacy of Jeb Bush despite the campaigning of his former president brother and his mother in the state. There is little evidence that McMaster had much to do with that victory.

Governor Haley definitely had no influence getting votes for the candidates she endorsed and campaigned for. Certainly her strong criticism and vicious attacks on Donald Trump did not hurt him with South Carolina voters.

McMaster informed The Times Examiner six months ago that he intended to run for Governor at the end of Nikki Haley’s second term. The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States combined with a good measure of luck has greatly enhanced his chances.

The remainder of this column contains a measure of speculation that I believe to be true but cannot prove.

Read more...
 
   
We Want A Refund PDF Print E-mail
Written by Gary Varvel   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

gv112716dAPR-copy

 
   
Trump Assembles His Dream Cabinet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phyllis Schlafly's Sons   
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 00:00

President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General was perhaps the finest Cabinet pick of any president in the last half-century.  Senator Sessions will bring much-needed enforcement of our immigration laws to the Department of Justice.

The perfect encore would be Kris Kobach to head the Department of Homeland Security.  Currently serving as Secretary of State in Kansas, Kobach has been a conservative leader on immigration and other issues for more than a decade and served on the Republican platform committee every convention since 2008, adding strong language for Second Amendment rights.      
                                 
This year Kobach was credited with inserting a provision into the platform to build a wall along our southern border with Mexico, as Trump repeatedly promised.  Instead of milquetoast language about electronic monitoring, the platform calls for a physical barrier on our southern border.

Read more...
 
   

Page 3 of 106



SUBSCRIBE ...

 

• Weekly Printed Newspaper:
(52 issues - 1 year subscription)

Choose Your Location:

• Weekly Printed Newspaper:
(104 issues - 2 year subscription)

Subscription:

• Weekly Digital Version:
(1 year subscription with registration - $20)


• Both Weekly Print and Digital Version:
(52 weekly issues and 1 year online subscription)

Choose Your Location:

Support Our Advertisers!

Marvin's Produce

(864) 244-5611

All About Flooring

(864) 241-3636

Geico Local Office
Grant Sims

(864) 272-0246

Pereira Bakery

(864) 236-8947

Premier Scooters

(864) 294-0042

Pro Heating &
Cooling, Inc.

(864) 244-8180

Robert Jones
Pianos & Organs

(864) 271-5266

Tanner's Big Orange

(864) 235-2247
Site Developed & Designed by James Spurck & Maintained by The Times Examiner
© 2017 Copyright • Greenville, SC