Inauguration Day – Purple Ticket Let Down

January 20, 2009 by  
Filed under News

It is inauguration day and we are standing in line in the 395 tunnel under the capital.

We will be sitting in the Purple Standing area when and if we make it above ground to the US Capital grounds. Check back throughout the day for various updates and pictures.

We would have brought more updates, but the Internet connection in the subway was horrible. Not to mention the fact that I never made it to the inauguration.

That’s right, we got up at 4am this morning to go to the event to stand in the I395 tunnel for close to 6 hours. Then we get to the entrance and they are closing it up.

From what I heard, the speech was awesome.

Oh well, congrats to the President.

Election Day Nightmare

November 4, 2008 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Turn out in Spartanburg county is at its largest ever. Three hour waits at most precints and one precint only utilizing a quarter of it’s voting capability.

New electronic voter sign in process seems to be main culprit of backup. Many voters are being left frustrated at the polls while others are leaving.

The one thing we don’t understand, it has been known for months that this would be one of the largest turnouts ever, why in the hell wasn’t the election commission more prepared.

David Reese Caught Removing Campaign Signs

November 4, 2008 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Mobile Posting:
This morning at 8 am, David Reese was caught removing campaign signs. Photo to come shortly.

Apparently the Reese folks didn’t like the idea that their candidate was endorsing Barack Obama

Reese Removing Sign

Reese Removing Sign

Barack Obama in Charlotte

November 1, 2008 by  
Filed under US Politics

Barack Obama will be back in Charlotte, NC on Monday, November 3rd, at 5:30pm trying to shore up support to claim another former Republican state.  The doors open to the event at 3pm.  If you are able to make it to the event and have pictures, video, or would like to share your experience, e-mail us at info @

University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Hayes Recreation Fields
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC

Mark Sanford and Spartanburg County Candidates

October 31, 2008 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Mark Sanford and Spartanburg County Candidates

Mark Sanford offers his words of support to the Spartanburg County Republicans seeking office on Nov. 4th, 2008

Governor Mark Sanford made a special trip to Spartanburg today to offer his support to the Republican Candidates running in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties. The event was held at The Junction Too restaurant on Hearon Circle at noon today.

After a few minutes of meet and greeting, the Governor made a short speech offering his support of the candidates. He made sure to remind people that the current financial situation that the state is in is due to the excessive spending in Columbia. He said Spartanburg did an excellent job selecting “reform minded individuals” and he looks forward to working with them.

Sanford also gave props to Representative Nikki Haley (SC House 87) for her efforts to push a bill that would require roll call votes so that legislatures can be held more accountable.

The people of Spartanburg are now holding their noses hoping that their chosen candidates act on what they promised, and that is to Reform the State Government.

Attendees from Left to Right: (Rick Beltram, Spartanburg County Chairman; Wright Gaines, Mayor of Inman; Rusty Clevenger, Candidate for Coroner; Joey Millwood, Candidate for House District 38; Mike Gardner, Candidate for Senate District 11; Danny Stacy, Candidate for House District 29; Steve Parker, Candidate for House District 37; Derham Cole, Candidate for House District 32; Shane Martin, Candidate for Senate District 13; Lee Bright, Candidate for Senate District 12; Mark Sanford, Governor)

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