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Monday, April 23, 2012

News Media's Anti-gun Agenda ...


Remington makes a statement about bias in the media on gun safety:
"NBC continues to attack Remington and the firearms industry through sensational and factually inaccurate reporting. On April 11, 2012, Brian Williams again demonstrated NBC’s anti-gun agenda with the claim that the Model 870, Model 1100 and other Remington firearms have a design flaw. That claim is demonstrably false and Remington stands fully behind the safety and reliability of the most popular shotguns in the world. It wasn’t enough for NBC to attack over 20 million Remington firearms; they also called the Second Amendment into question by suggesting that there is a need for increased government regulation of firearms. Model 870 and 1100 owners know the truth – these shotguns are used extensively under the most demanding conditions. Tens of billions of rounds have been fired through these firearms, which are valued for their performance and durability by millions of hunters, shooters, law enforcement and military personnel who have relied on Remington. As the basis for its attacks, NBC continues to rely upon paid “experts” who have been repeatedly hired by plaintiff’s attorneys to testify against Remington and at least 16 other firearms manufacturers. The facts show that the Model 870 and 1100 are two of the most reliable shotguns ever produced – only one lawsuit has been filed in the last seven years and no litigation is pending against the trigger mechanisms of these firearms. Deceptively editing and ignoring readily available documents and video evidence to drive NBC’s agenda is an all too familiar tactic. Remington stands by the reliability and safety of its firearms and will fully respond to NBC’s attempt to disparage these iconic American products."

If you want to watch the NBC pieces with Remington's responses see …

The NRA-ILA is also questioning NBC's agenda.

They document why viewers should think twice about trusting NBC …

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Op Ed: "Federal Overreach Into Education"

Federal Overreach Into Education 
by Johnnelle Raines

Federal control over education has been expanding ever since the 60's with steadily decreasing student achievement results. The Obama Administration not only has taken control over our banks, the automobile industry, and Health Care... it has now taken over education by the promise of funding and the threat of withholding funding. Through the Common Core State Standards Initiative our Federal government has overreached its Constitutional boundaries. 

Under US Code Title 20 Education Chapter 48 Section 3403 the code states and I quote.. 

 (a) Rights of local governments and educational institutions It is the intention of the Congress in the establishment of the Department to protect the rights of State and local governments and public and private educational institutions in the areas of educational policies and administration of programs and to strengthen and improve the control of such governments and institutions over their own educational programs and policies. The establishment of the Department of Education shall not increase the authority of the Federal Government over education or diminish the responsibility for education which is reserved to the States and the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the States. 

 (b) Curriculum, administration, and personnel; library resources No provision of a program administered by the Secretary or by any other officer of the Department shall be construed to authorize the Secretary or any such officer to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, over any accrediting agency or association, or over the selection or content of library resources, textbooks, or other instructional materials by any educational institution or school system, except to the extent authorized by law. 

 (c) Funding under pre-existing programs The Secretary shall not, during the period within eight months after May 4, 1980, take any action to withhold, suspend, or terminate funds under any program transferred by this chapter by reason of the failure of any State to comply with any applicable law requiring the administration of such a program through a single organizational unit. Furthermore, this 

Core Curriculum is based on a one size fits all education and it will make our local schools accountable to Washington DC and not accountable to our parents. Parents have a right to decide what their children need to learn as well as when they need to learn it. After all it is our hard earned tax dollars that are paying for education. 

As a parent I should be able to go to my local school board if I am having issues about the curriculum … I shouldn't have to go to Washington DC to address my problems. The Federal funds attached to accepting this Core Curriculum are a bribe so the Federal Government can take control of our most precious resource...our children. Right now these Core Curriculum Standards are only for English and Math, but you can bet the wheels are turning for it to include Social Studies and Science in the near future. Can you imagine what the liberal out of state bureaucrats will develop? The assessment tool being used for these “RACE TO THE TOP” funds are not objective with right and wrong answers which are easily scored and easy to compare results. They are highly subjective questions which can only be scored through use of a rubric which is based on an evaluator's opinion...and opinions differ greatly among evaluators. By accepting and signing on to this Common Core State Standards Initiative the Federal Government has achieved its goal of forcing South Carolina teachers to indoctrinate and promote opinions, beliefs,subjective feelings, political correctness, multiculturalism, homosexuality, global warming, and social justice all under the guise of trying to “help” us fix SC education problems. Ronald Reagan said,The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" And Jesus said, " shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free". And the truth my fellow SC citizens is ...local educators and parents are better at deciding what the needs of their students are... NOT the Federal Government. Please contact your SC representative and ask them to support Senate Bill 604 for opting out of the Common Core Standards. 

Johnnelle Raines 
VP Conservatives of the Upstate

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

F. M. Caddell, True Patriot, Passes Away ...


Francis Marion Cadell
Marion Caddell
Six Mile, SC

Funeral services to honor Marion’s life will be 11:00 AM Wednesday in the Liberty Mortuary Chapel.  Burial will be at Camp Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Francis Marion Caddell, 70, of 258 Mountain View Church Road, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at the Hospice House in Anderson.  Born in Six Mile he was a son of the late George and Hattie Mae Tanner Caddell.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen Howard Caddell; two sons, Gregg & Steven Caddell; a brother, Harold Caddell; 7 grandchildren.

The family will be at the home.  Memorial messages may be sent to the family by visiting  

Liberty Mortuary is handling arrangements. 

F.M. was a member of Conservatives of the Upstate and former Vice President.

F.M. served our country in the Airborne Division.

He also served on the Fire Board in the Six Mile District.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Government Killing Competition?


Macmillan Publishing CEO, John Sargent:
"It is also hard to settle a lawsuit when you know you have done no wrong. The government’s charge is that Macmillan’s CEO colluded with other CEO’s in changing to the agency model. I am Macmillan’s CEO and I made the decision to move Macmillan to the agency model. After days of thought and worry, I made the decision on January 22nd, 2010 a little after 4:00AM, on an exercise bike in my basement. It remains the loneliest decision I have ever made, and I see no reason to go back on it now.
I hope you will agree with our stance, and with Scott Turow, the president of the Author’s Guild, who stated, “The irony of this bites hard: our government may be on the verge of killing real competition in order to save the appearance of competition. This would be tragic for all of us who value books and the culture they support”.
This is in reference to a recent Eric Holder; U.S. Attorney General led case against Apple Computer and most every publishing company for price fixing on their iBooks ebook store. The real irony is that before Apple entered the market, Amazon dominated with it's Kindle ebook store because they had no competition. Apple entered the market with higher prices and Amazon responded with higher prices as well. The twist … Amazon had been losing a few dollars on 1000's of ebooks for months ~ just so no one  small could compete.

The government in the meantime portrays this as Apple price-gouging the consumer.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Good Riddance ...


Good Riddance TAP Program
by Ken Horbinski 
Thank you Mr. Gillespie, Trotter, Saitta and Mrs. Edwards for ending the TAP program.  
TAP is a teacher training, evaluation, and pay system from up above that demonstrates what is wrong with public education in our country. The way the financing of the program works is they take our federal tax dollars, send them to Washington and they offer our money back to us in the form of the TAP program. That is, we only receive our federal dollars back if we adopt their program. That is a big government/ liberal program. Top down education. 
We do not need the federal or state government telling us how to educate our students or train    our teachers. The best things in education today start at the local level in our counties, because it is focused on what parents want for their children, not what some politicians many hundreds of miles away think is best for our children.  
The TAP program starts out being financed by a grant, but after a few years the whole burden is on the Pickens County School District and this could take away from the money for teachers salaries and classroom supplies.  
Ken Horbinski

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Children At Elementary School Told To Sing “We love the U.S.A.” instead of “God Bless the U.S.A.”


Parents at a Massachusetts elementary school are furious after educators first removed the word ‘God’ from the popular Lee Greenwood song, “God Bless the U.S.A.” and then pulled the song all together from an upcoming concert.
Fox 25 in Boston is reporting that children at Stall Brook Elementary School in Bellingham were told to sing, “We love the U.S.A.” instead of “God Bless the U.S.A.”

For the full story, read:

City In Ohio Tells Woman She Can't Post "LOST DOG" Signs AND Needs A Permit

Fox Channel 28 News In Ohio reports:
… City officials in Newark, Ohio say [a woman's] signs are against the law, my FOX28columbus reports. 
They say the signs are considered "promotional material," which require a permit. 
Officials say they have received complaints over Gardener's signs.
"We found signs right next to the curb of a street, at intersections," Newark Engineer Brian Morehead said.
[The woman accused] said she didn't even consider the possibility she would need a permit to post her signs.
"When something that is living is gone, either a person or animal, you just don't think about stuff like that," she said. "And to go down and do paperwork for each sign was something that I didn't even fathom."
Gardener says she is hoping for a peaceful resolution.