Spartanburg High Students Have Close Call

January 11, 2010 by  
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I heard about this over the weekend and thought it was odd that 2 F-16’s would be scrambled for a drunk passenger.  I mean, a few passengers on the plane could not man handle a drunken fool?

I did a little digging and found a passenger on the plane that is reporting that, Muhammad Abu Tahir, was wielding a razor when he came out of the bathroom.  This information came via a twitter feed of a passenger on the airplane (@CELLSKI).

Passenger Comments on AirTran Flight to San Francisco

Who knows how much truth is behind this, but it definitely goes to question why the media is not sharing all of this information?

Extras:
Photo provided by passenger via twitpic:
Muhammad Abu Tahir Apprehended #1
Muhammad Abu Tahir Apprehended #2
Muhammad Abu Tahir Apprehended #3

Spartanburg Charter School Open Enrollment

November 5, 2009 by  
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The Spartanburg Charter School (SCS) has begun its open enrollment period to allow new students the opportunity to attend Spartanburg’s only alternative public school option.  The open enrollment period is primarily open for new kindergarten students, but a few seats remain in other grade levels.  Due to the limited amount of space at the school, enrollment will be based on a lottery pick in February.

What makes the Spartanburg Charter School special.  This is a quick overview of SCS’s program.

Spartanburg Charter School offers an educational program inspired by the Reggio Emilia method. The name is a reference to a village in Italy where, post-World War II, an educational philosophy emerged.  It emphasizes respect, responsibility, and community, encourages student exploration in an enriching environment, and has proven to be among the most successful educational strategies in the world.

The vision of SCS is the creation of a community of students with exceptional critical-thinking, creative, and problem-solving skills.  With these skills, students will achieve their personal and career goals and become engaged members of the communities in which they live.

In order to achieve this vision, SCS focuses on the “whole child” – addressing children’s cognitive, physical, and social-emotional needs as a means of maximizing their personal achievement.  SCS addresses these three aspects of development with research-proven methods:

  1. for cognitive development- an inquiry-based curriculum, single-gender multi-grade classes, and a core class size of 11 in grades K-3;
  2. for physical development- PE/yoga and recess every day;
  3. social-emotional development – the 2nd-Step Violence Prevention Program, school uniforms, and a school culture infused with the principles of respect, responsiblity, and community.

Furthermore, based on their MAP scores, kids are grouped, for part of EACH day, into Intervention or Advancement Teams in order to address specific skill deficits or advancement needs daily.

Check out spartanburgcharterschool.org to learn more and register your kids to participate in this one of a kind alternative public school option.

If you find the mission and education plan encouraging and would like to help financially, you can make contributions to the Spartanburg Charter School online by selecting the Spartanburg Charter School Founders Fund.

Ron Paul Returns to South Carolina

October 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Events, News, Press Release

Congressman Ron Paul

Congressman Ron Paul

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas will deliver a lecture at the University of South Carolina on the future of individual liberty and the importance of the U.S. Constitution on Monday, November 9 at 7:00 PM in the Carolina Coliseum.

The event is jointly cosponsored by Young Americans for Liberty, the Carolina Debate Union and the USC Honors College. Dr. Paul will highlight the importance of civility and tolerance of all opinions, not just in politics but also in everyday life.

The lecture is open to the public and is free of charge.

Congressman Paul is a U.S. Representative of Texas currently serving his eleventh term. Dr. Paul received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon. After his service, Dr. Paul turned to politics in the late 1970s. He currently serves on the House Banking Committee.

University of South Carolina Honors College provides an outstanding undergraduate education for academically gifted students that individualizes and makes available the resources and academic depth of a comprehensive research university. At the core of its mission is the belief that each individual student matters and that each deserves a program of study the fits their individual goals and needs.

The Carolina Debate Union is a newly founded student organization at the University of South Carolina dedicated to providing a forum for the expression of ideas. The Union provides an opportunity for students to augment their education through the study and practice of effective communication. The Union hosts weekly parliamentary debates.

Young Americans for Liberty is a chapter-based organization established as a continuation of Students for Ron Paul. They support constitutional principles and the classical liberal ideology of the Founding Fathers.

Graham Votes in Favor of Hate Crimes

October 13, 2009 by  
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Senator Lindsey Graham (SC - R)

Senator Lindsey Graham (SC - R)

We learned today that the Senator everyone loves to hate in South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, did not vote on the amendment to include Hate Crimes in the National Defense Authorization Act and subsequently voted in favor of passing S.1390 (87/7) to be presented to committee and eventually the President.

The legislation was completely hidden from public view.  Why you may ask?  Because America and the media outlets granted their full attention to the Sotomayor confirmation hearings.  We know good and well Senator Graham was in Washington because he was taking part in the confirmation hearings.

After the hearings, Graham voted on an amendment to S.1390 at 5:40pm on July 16th.  The hate crimes amendment was voted on at 10:51pm on July 16th, passing 63/28.

Granted, Senator Graham’s absence did not effectively cause the bill to pass, but being the coalition builder he is, one would have hoped that he could have convinced the leadership to keep this out of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Senator Jim DeMint voted no on the amendment and bill passage.

UPDATE:
There was a motion to adopt Amendment 1611 that would have killed the Hate Crimes Legislation.  Sen. Kyl entered in the record for Senator Graham that he would have voted on the amendment that would have called for a study and effectively axe the Hate Crimes Legislation.  This can be found in roll call vote 231 also taken on July 16, 2009.  Here is the link to the Congressional Record you will need to click on the link inside the congressional record to Page S7633 (this may be a temporary link).

Mr. Bishop from Senator Graham’s office has left a comment below and you can read further to see where Senator Graham voted no in the conference committee meeting.

Events – Easy for you to Find!

October 7, 2009 by  
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The Conservativist

The Conservativist

Are you tired of learning about events after they happen.  So are we.  So we have created a new feature that will show you the upcoming events across the state.  It is a powerful tool and will allow all campaigns to get their events schedule out.

If you don’t see an event, send us the info.  Please allow 24 hours for these events to post.

Check it out:  http://theconservativist.com/category/events/

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