Check Out Jason Spencer’s Blog

March 3, 2009 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Check out the excellent reporting by Jason Spencer at the Herald Journal.  Be sure to comment and let him know that the people of Spartanburg want the truth and to see these articles in the paper.

Despite a snow-covered Spartanburg and the dangers of black ice on the road, the Spartanburg County Republican Party, at first glance, seems to have done well with its biennial precinct reorganization.

The blandly named “precinct reorganization” isn’t exclusive to party activists – Democrats and Republicans alternate the years they do it – but it is the front door to any registered voter who wants to have a say in county or state party leadership and/or present resolutions that could affect their state party’s platform.

Monday morning, when I was making calls about things I cover, trying to determine what was cancelled and what wasn’t, I was told that reorganization – advertised on the radio for the past week – would go on. Organization is largely a formal process, but a necessary one, to elect precinct officers and file the appropriate paperwork to become a county and/or state delegate – i.e. to have a vote at the county or state conventions, which are in April and May, respectively.

Read more here at Crazyworld

USC Upstate to Host Forum on Energy

June 24, 2008 by  
Filed under Press Release

Compliments of the Spartanburg Herald Journal and USC Upstate

Renewable forms of energy, including solar, wind, and biofuel, will be the topic for a forum to be held on the campus of University of South Carolina Upstate at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Campus Life Center Ballroom.

The forum is free and open to the public, and it will include speakers from the South Carolina Energy Office, and the Departments of Geological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. Following the short presentations, the discussion will be open to comments and questions from the audience.

Attendees also will be able to view displays — sponsored by environmental organizations and energy groups — about renewable energy and energy efficiency.

For more information call 803-777-2221 or e-mail

Survivor – South Carolina

June 17, 2008 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Apparently sometime over the last few years, Survivor, hit the air in SC.  That and King George (isn’t he dead) has retaken the throne and rules in SC.  Well according to exiting House Pro Tem Doug Smith, it appears both are true.

In Sunday’s Herald Journal article, Doug Smith claims the elected seat is the incumbents to hold come come hell or high water, “you (county chairman), ought to give them (incumbents) protection.”

Understand that he his referring to Ralph Davenport and Bob Walker.  I don’t know of anything personally concerning Walker’s affairs, but Mr. Davenport hung himself after his second attempt to over run Spartanburg County School District 2 (School District Consolidation and attempting to take property from the district in 2006).

This appears to be a common theme in politics as well, at least it exists on both sides of the aisle.  When speaking with a younger Reese concerning his fathers re-election campaign against Mike Gardner, he quickly took up arms stating (paraphrased) “his father deserved that seat and that there shouldn’t be a race.”

The point is, every race should be contested.  The people should have a choice and if the incumbent deserves the immunity idol, he will win handly on election day.

By the way, somebody call up Jeff Probst and get Jim Ritchie and Glenn Reese an immunity idol before June 24th and November 4th elections.

Stumpping In South Carolina

October 30, 2007 by  
Filed under US Politics

I had to be away on business this weekend. I have been trying to take my daughter to see all of the candidates so that she can meet the next President of the United States. I check my e-mail Saturday to find that I have received an e-mail from Democratic Party Chair Liz Patterson….”Bill Clinton will Be in Spartanburg on Monday”. My heart dropped, it would have been neat to meet up with Former President Clinton, at least to hear what he had to say. The Spartanburg Herald Journal has a good article on the event.

We have several candidates coming to the Greenville/Spartanburg area this week to stump. A few more chances to get out and meet them and make up your minds.

16:30 – Ron Paul @ Grand Opening of Greenville HQ
19:00 – Ron Paul @ Spartanburg County GOP Executive Meeting

13:00 – Ron Paul @ Strom Thurmond Institute Bldg at Clemson University
16:30 – Joe Biden @ Stephenson Banquet Hall at Limestone College (Gaffney, SC)
19:00 – Ron Paul Rally in Columbia (TBA)

08:30 – Ron Paul @ Grand Opening of Columbia HQ
13:00 – Joe Biden @ The Beacon in Spartanburg, SC