"So we weren't surprised when Stavrinakis crawled out of his hobbit hole last year to capitalize on the botched-shooting at Ashley Hall... he introduced a bill designed to stop mentally ill individuals from buying guns. It passed and was signed into law. Yay!"
It'd be nice if all politicians "capitalized" this way.
This article is drivel.
If the discussion is about obamacare I don't see how anyone can be accused of being serious. The plan from its inception to its implementation has been nothing but laughable. The Republicans don't have to kill Obamacare, it is doing a good enough job of that on its own
Oh, and IPY, I am pretty sure that the potus has never referred to it as "obamacare," I believe that was a pejorative that the folks on the right came up with to make sure that this clusterfuck would get attached to the right person. Otherwise the media would be blaming Bush right now (like they try and draw the correlation between Obamacare and Romneycare which, other than them both costing a lot more than was told, have very distinct differences from each other.)
An old newsletter I googled said Shweers has been at Ashley Hall since 1995. So at least 18 years of service in SC. I don't care if it's political opportunism or not, I'm glad S. is making this his pet project.
The point is that it's a cheap slam by an overambitious but unprincipled and unqualified politician who could never sac up to do what Mary Schweers did - palmetto or no palmetto.
I saw it not so much as a slam on Haley denying Schweers as a criticism that Staley's accomplishments were less deserving. As you said, Staley's ties to SC are tenuous at best, and it's not like she's bringing home banners for the team. As far as I can tell, she's just a better than average basketball coach who used to be a great player and who happens to live/work in South Carolina until she gets offered a better gig somewhere else.
I don't know how long Schweers has been at Ashley Hall or what she did before that, but if I had to pick one of these women an award of any kind (ok, one that's not directly connected to sports) I wouldn't hesitate to pick Schweers over Staley.
To avoid the wrath of Haire I must reply with all UNseriousness to brewengineer.
No. I just go by what NBC news reports.
Might want to avoid the high gravity stuff there for awhile, brewengineer.
You can't pull my account just when I'm getting ready to be guest editor.........
It wouldn't be fair.
Matt Catastrophe told me that he was Nikki Haley.
Does that make him leader of the free world?
Hi Chris, it is me again, your California pen pal who hangs in there despite the reality that you never return my fan mails or comments. Makes me sad. :( In the meantime, I agree with you totally -- as I usually do -- regarding Nikki R. Haley proclamations. Check out her Facebook page post from Veteran's Day. Within the comments to her post are the makings of a blockbuster, made for daytime TV "woman in jep" movie or serial. Check it out and be prepared to weep copious tears for Gov Haley's values and for her grace under fire. While reading throughout, I couldn't help but see the consequences of her carefully casual coif stiffening, her make up melting, her perfect bite skewing, and her beautiful pearly teeth turning as a result of the juicing she was forced to endure on that Veteran's Day and in its aftermath. The two faces of Nikki H. cried out for an Armistice Day result not unlike the one commemorated on Remembrance Day over the Great wide world. I tried my best to mediate and gently guide her toward her own destiny but she would have none of it. In fact, most of my best efforts re same, were soon deleted by her FB elves. Made me sadder than I am most when you ignore me. Best regards and with sincere good will toward your Good Gov Haley, Bridget Morgan.
I mean, really?
I at least hope she had a fanfare with some horns and standards.
"Here she comes to save the day!"
Brew and IP — I will not tolerate any serious discussion of Obamacare here. None.
You're both on probation.
Don't make me pull your accounts.
"Five million people who have freely chosen and paid for individual insurance policies have already been sent cancellation notices from their insurers."
I am sure you can provide proof of this, right?
Republicans won't kill Obamacare.
Obamacare is killing Obamacare.
Five million people who have freely chosen and paid for individual insurance policies have already been sent cancellation notices from their insurers. Most of them are facing higher premiums with higher deductibles. Tens of millions more will soon experience the same sort of unpleasantness in the employer provided insurance market, when employer provided plans don't meet the requirements of the ACA. Employers will then likely either stop providing health insurance benefits (dumping employees and their families into the Obamacare exchanges where premiums and deductibles are higher) or reduce other forms of employee compensation like Christmas bonuses, raises or incentive programs.
Obamacare must die because it can't possibly work.
You can't expect to add millions of "subsidized" poor people to the insurance risk pool without having it cost a lot more to everyone who is already in the pool and not subsidized. When half of the country finds out how badly they are getting hosed by this new "benefit", they will cry out, and the politicians will listen. The Democrats will weigh their odds of reelection and quickly come to the realization that millions of middle class voters getting hosed by the ACA is a bigger bloc of votes than all of the country's grandmothers of asthmatic granddaughters.
Notice how Obama no longer refers to the law as Obamacare? Now he refers to it as the ACA, so as not to further attach himself to his signature legislation. I wonder why?
Nancy Pelosi famously said, "We have to pass the bill (ACA) to find out what's in the bill".
An apt observation, considering that it is also the perfect description of a stool sample.
Well, the Democrats alone passed this turd, and now we are all finding out what is in it. Just like a turd, it stinks. The identity thief and fraudster flies are already circling the poopie, waiting to feast on it. The web portal has been constipated from day one. And like explosive diarrhea, the crap is sticking to everyone (especially the folks who voted for it) and is proving difficult to clean up.
Obama's only hope: After this pile of crap decays, perhaps a flower might grow from ground made more fertile by his disastrous domestic policy achievement.
I care about ObamaCare. My grandchild now has health insurance because the insurance companies can no longer turn her down because of asthma. Several of my friends are also now able to buy insurance for the first time. We are no longer threatened by bankruptcy because of medical emergency.
The subsidies will help many people buy health insurance, but the Republicans don't want people to find out how it works.
If the Republicans would stop trying to destroy Obamacare long enough for people to find out what it contains, the country would be a lot better off.
And, let me tell the Republicans something: YOU ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE HEALTH INSURANCE AWAY FROM MY GRANDCHILD, so STOP TRYING TO KILL OBAMACARE.
Never have seen it! I'm sure one day it might end up on PBS! iguess nobody really cares about "OBAMACARE"!!!
Jaime Harrison's statement is not "hypocrisy at its worst" but this article sure is. No, not everyone has heard the "rumors", but anyone reading this article now knows them. That is blatant and shameful outing. Of course I don't agree with Sen. Sheheen's position on marriage equality, but I will refuse to assist in the reelection of Gov. Haley by wasting my vote on a third-party candidate with zero chance of being elected.
Two adjectives in a vague sentence buried in a press release = gay-bashing? Ummm, that's a stretch to say the least.
You've obviously never met Jaime Harrison. You'd be hard-pressed to find a kinder, more honest person working in politics. Truly a class act, and I'd bet any Republican who's had the pleasure of working with him would say as much too.
Seems a bit of over-personal interpretation in there --
This line of attack does not bother me at all as a gay sc resident.
Graham takes extra glee in his political gay bashing. He posed with chik fil and huge grin during their hate athon chik fil a family day. And Scott is equally callous and ignorant.
Whatever the truth is they should not get a pass in any regard.
Progressives in South Carolina just need to find another state. I am sick to death of yelling at fellow liberals for using Graham's supposed sexuality as an attack. He can fuck a 50-year old woman or a 19-year old boy for all I care. None of it matters. But then again, I also think it wouldn't really matter if Nikki Haley attended Sikh temple every week, so what the hell do I know?
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