President Obama has announced his plan to “degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.*” This is much the same approach the United States has taken in the Middle East for decades. Air strikes against specific targets, arm the in-theater forces friendly to us and work through a coalition with other nations in the region.
Through horrific videos and social media postings, ISIS has thumped its chest by sending threatening messages to the West, particularly the United States and Great Britain. It’s far past the time when we send our own message to these savages. Continue reading
Rep. Bobby Harrell, Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives has been indicted on charges of corruption and misuse of campaign funds. Despite his protestations and denials, the grand jury verdict is not just crippling, it’s crushing.
Given the charges, the presentation of facts and the interest of federal prosecutors, if the allegations hold through trial and Harrell is convicted, losing the Speakership and his House seat are the very least of the damage he will suffer.
Every election year we can expect political ads to be good, bad, ugly, wrong, stupid and questionable. Although intended to inform the public about how good the sponsored candidate is or how lousy the opponent, the usual outcome is neither. What we normally discover is that candidates think the voters are stupid or whoever produced the ads are REALLY stupid.
I thought the biggest laughs this election season were going to come from Thomas Ravenel. The petition candidate for U.S. Senate, reality show player, polo enthusiast, disgraced politician, convicted felon, cocaine aficionado and Will Folks’ party planner is tailor-made for stupid campaign stunts. But, alas, T-Rav has been bested by state representative Bakari Sellers, Democrat candidate for Lt. Governor.
TIM DOMINICK — The State
One (or more – likely more given the final score) of you Gamecock “fans” is responsible for the disgusting loss to Texas A&M in the first game of the 2014 season.
Somebody out there cursed our team leaving a home win streak, opening game streak and our dignity in the crapper, and we need to know who it is!
At this writing, since taking oﬃce on 20 January, 2009 (a date which will live in infamy), the President of the United States has played 192 rounds of golf. Measuring each round as an average of four and a half hours, he has spent 864 hours playing golf. That doesn’t include prep time before and down time after (19th hole). That’s a lot of time spent putting something other than the country in the hole. So, how does that 864 hours break down? Continue reading
“You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.“
George S. Patton