Machine Gun Social Campaign Fails

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Dean Allen, former candidate for SC Adjutant General, made headlines in 2009 after taking a consultants advice to hold a fundraiser at a local indoor shooting range.

Unfortunately for Dean, he was not able to capitalize on this golden fund raising opportunity.  No campaign manager, an additional “machine gun social”, six months and $362 later, Allen failed to file for Adjutant General.

The race for Adjutant General had four potential candidates in the race: Dean Allen, Brian Frank, Bob Livingston and Stan Spears.

Dean Allen’s unsuccessful bid and management of his campaign has earned him a new job though.

Fourth congressional candidate Christina Jeffrey announced on Facebook that Dean Allen is her new campaign manager.  We don’t have to remind you how many different managers/consultants she’s had.  But the Sunlit Uplands has composed a compelling story discussing her campaign manager “orgy” (my emphasis).

Jeffrey herself has been catching heat after likening South Carolinian’s to “inbreds” and was caught lying to constituents concerning who she voted for in the 2008 presidential primaries.

In a recent poll, readers believed she voted for Giuliani by 67%.

Dean Allen – Machinegun Social 2

October 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Events

That’s right folks.  The man who made headlines last month is giving away another AK-47, this time in the low country of South Carolina.

Time: October 24, 2009 from 12am to 4pm
Location: ATP Gun Shop

Machineguns, B-B-Q, patriotic music, Republican politics, and giving away a free, AK-47 Made In the USA.

Some politicians want to stand around the Country Club with a glass of wine in their hand. I think it is more fun to dress casual, fire machineguns, celebrate the 2nd Amendment [the foundation of our liberty], eat B-B-Q, and talk politics. I have the loudest fund raisers in the history of the Republican party.

Please join me, and help raise money for my campaign to become the Adjutant General of South Carolina. We are the only state in the nation where the Adjutant General, the head of the National Guard, is an elected office.

Our last Machinegun Social also got national media attention. We have been on MSNBC, NPR, 155 Christian Radio Stations, FOX, CNN, every major daily newspaper in South Carolina, and even in a feature article in Field & Stream magazine!

Dean Allen’s Machine Gun Social

September 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Press Release

Greenville – Republican Candidate for Adjutant General of South Carolina, Dean Allen, said today that his Machine gun Social fundraiser scheduled for September 26, 2009 is a go. The campaign will give away an AK-47 (semi-automatic) after the event. Because South Carolina law forbids the campaign from holding a raffle anyone who wants a free opportunity to receive the AK-47 is encouraged to visit Allen Arms Indoor Range at 1210 Poinsett Hwy in Greenville beginning Tuesday.

Dean Allen said, “This event is all about celebrating our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. We are celebrating these rights in the hopes the liberals in this country never get the chance to take our Second Amendment rights away from us.”

For the opportunity to win the AK-47 all folks have to do is visit Allen Arms Indoor Range in Greenville and fill out a free entry form,” Allen added. “You do not have to buy a ticket to the Machine gun Social to win the AK-47 but you do have to be a resident of South Carolina and meet all the legal requirements necessary to own a weapon. We do encourage participants to be present at Allen Arms at 5:15PM on September 26 when we draw the winning name.”

“The Machine gun Social itself is from 1:00PM – 5:00PM on September 26 at Allen Arms. It’s going to be a fun day filled with barbecue, music and of course the opportunity to fire a weapon on full auto,” Allen said. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our right to keep and bear arms.”

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About Dean Allen: Dean is a decorated combat veteran with service on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Korea as well as two tours in Vietnam. He is a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) where he has been a Post Commander, twice, and a Grand (state) Chaplain, three years in the organization’s Honor Degree, the Military Order of Cooties.

For more information please visit www.votedeanallen.com. Paid for by Citizens for Dean Allen.

Sanford’s Absence – Not an Issue

July 6, 2009 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina

Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina

Our friends over at the Palmetto Scoop, Sen. Jake Knotts, and other elected officials saw an opportunity to take down Governor Mark Sanford and they went for the kill.

They have had it out for Sanford for some time now and what better way to get rid of the reformer than to tear him apart by claiming the state was screwed in the event of a natural disaster or an emergency like the fires that ravaged Myrtle Beach earlier this year.

Well, apparently our prior leaders had a little bit of common sense and I am extremely disappointed that none of our elected officials picked up on this and put this fire out.

In the SC Constitution, there is a provision that is drawn out for the exact event, had it happened, in the Governor’s absence.  Thanks to Dean Allen, candidate for Adjutant General, for sending us this information.

SECTION 25-1-1840. Authority of Governor to order out National Guard.

In the event of (a) war, insurrection, rebellion, invasion, tumult, riot or a mob, (b) a body of men acting together by force with intent to commit a felony, to offer violence to persons or property or by force and violence to break and resist the laws of this State or of the United States, (c) in case of the imminent danger of the occurrence of any of such events or (d) in the event of public disaster the Governor may order the National Guard of South Carolina or any part thereof into the active service of the State and cause them to perform such duty as he shall deem proper. The Governor may also upon the written request of the mayor of a city or the sheriff of a county within which a large public assemblage is to occur order out the National Guard or any part thereof to preserve order and keep people within bounds at such assemblage. In case the Governor shall be absent from the State or unavailable for any reason, the authority herein bestowed shall pass to the Adjutant General of the State.

And the leaders even went a step further if the Adjutant General was not available either:

SECTION 25-1-1880. Local commanding officer may order out National Guard.

In the event of insurrection, rebellion, invasion, tumult, riot, resistance to law or process or breach of the peace occurring in the vicinity of the station of any organization of the National Guard of South Carolina, the senior commanding officer of that station, whenever the exigencies of the situation are such as to render it impossible first to communicate with the Governor, or Adjutant General, may, upon request in writing by the sheriff of the county involved or an officer acting in his stead stating the facts and the nature of the service desired, order out the organization at that station or such portion thereof as he shall deem necessary and cause it to perform such duty as the circumstances shall require. In any such case such commanding officer shall immediately report what he has done and all of the circumstances of the case to the Governor and it shall be deemed that the action was taken by order of the Governor.

So, I believe it is time for each of the Elected Officials and blogs who tried to score political points to fess up and admit they screwed up.  They need to issue a public apology and let this state move forward.

Case dismissed!

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Dean Allen Announces Campaign for Adjutant General

June 20, 2009 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Dean Allen for Adjutant General

Dean Allen for Adjutant General

We received an email this evening from Dean Allen announcing his candidacy for SC Adjutant General.

SC Adjutant General is the only Adjutant General elected in the nation.  Vermont’s state legislature elects their Adjutant General and the Adjutant General is appointed by the governor in the rest of the nation.

For those of you curious about the reformation process Sanford is pushing for, there is a bill in the state house to make the next Adjutant General an appointed position (H. 3275).

Allen says he will focus his work on ensuring our state guard has the proper ICE qualifications to handle illegal immigration and and better prepare our guard to handle a natural disaster (hurricanes).  Allen also wants to increase the size of our state guard by 300% (state guardsmen are unpaid) in the event troops are called up overseas or out of state to ensure they can handle the tasks prescribed by them in the state.

It is presumed that Allen will face Adjutant General Stan Spears in the June 2010 primary.