Karl-Rove“The Architect” Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, presented the Keynote Address at the 43rd Annual Silver Elephant Banquet in Columbia, Saturday, April 24, 2010.

He is author of the recently published book Courage and Consequence.

Rove talked about his ties to South Carolina from experiences with the late Lee Atwater to the key role the state party had in propelling President George W. Bush to victory in the Republican primary and to the presidential nomination.

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Mayor---page-16The Times Examiner is blessed to have subscribers in 37 states. Recently, we learned that Ray Mortimeyer, a subscriber whose daughter resides in Greenville, was elected Mayor of Cuba, Missouri, located about 80 miles south-west of St. Louis on historic Route 66.  Ray has served four year terms as mayor twice before.  He is the father of Pamela Durham, 1st Lt USAFR (Retired), and current treasurer of the Military Officers Association of America, Greenville Chapter, and the Father-in-law to native Greenville resident Danny Durham, Adjutant of the 16th Regiment, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 36. Congratulations Mr. Mayor!

 

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Codeword for an Entire Economic and Social Agenda

(Text of a presentation at the April 17 Upcountry Tea Party at the Bi-Lo Center)

Tom-DeWeeseI believe the American people, and their every action, are being ruled, regulated, restricted, licensed, registered, directed, checked, inspected, measured, numbered, counted, rated, stamped, censured, authorized, admonished, refused, prevented, drilled, indoctrinated, monopolized, extorted, robbed, hoaxed, fined, harassed, disarmed, dishonored, fleeced, exploited, assessed, and taxed to the point of suffocation and desperation.

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The Greenville County Republican Women heard from the following candidates at their April 22 meeting: Curtis Loftis, candidate for South Carolina Treasurer; Nathan Earle, candidate for SC House Seat 17; state Sen. David Thomas, candidate for the fourth U.S. Congressional seat; and Elizabeth Moffly, candidate for State Superintendent of Education.

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Misinformed citizens promote fear and confusion.

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During the Greenville County Council meeting Tuesday, April 20th, a speaker addressing the Council for an allotted 3 minutes commented that he saw one of the Council members at the Upcountry Tea Party the previous Saturday.

The comment prompted an emotional outburst from Council Woman Lottie Gibson later in the meeting.

Mrs. Gibson stated that she was offended that one of her colleagues would attend a tea party and said the tea parties reminded her of bad memories of past racism, etc.

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Speakers Held Most of Crowd for More Than Four Hours

A brisk afternoon breeze eased the sting of the hot sun as speaker after speaker took the stage rigged on the bed of a large trailer at the side entrance of the Bi-Lo Center.

Vendors and spectators began arriving hours before the program was to begin at 1 p.m.

No elected officials were scheduled to speak at the event and most stayed away. A few candidates for office with opposition paid $250 for space for a table and small tent from which to display signs and pass out campaign material. A few elected officials and candidates were dispersed through the crowd, but not very many compared to previous events.

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"Individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective"

Parking and long lines have been a continuous problem at Greenville’s Washington Street Post Office during certain hours of the work day.

The city government as a dues paying member of the International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) has dutifully planted trees down the middle of the sidewalk servicing the busy Washington Street Post Office and Created traffic islands in the middle of the street and prepared for planting trees down the middle of Washington Street in front of the busy Post Office.

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