Thursday, June 23, 2005

Thank you Councilman McAbee!

I want to thank my County Councilman, Bill McAbee, for refusing to accept a budget that includes a tax increase. Even though our County Property taxes will increase, I am grateful for Councilman McAbee for putting principle over politics and dissenting from supporting this year's budget. It is obvious that he is watchful for the taxpayers pocket.

SCGOP: Top 10 reasons why Democrats won't go see Howard Dean

S.C. GOP Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Thursday, June 23, 2005
Contact: Jay W. Ragley(803) 988-8440
Countdown To Dean: Day 6
Top Ten Reasons Why A Palmetto Democrat Won’t Attend Next Week’s Fundraiser With Howard Dean(Columbia, SC) – Today, the South Carolina Republican Party releases its latest Top Ten List: Top Ten Reasons Why A Palmetto Democrat Won’t Attend Next Week’s Fundraiser With Howard Dean.
10. You don’t have anything to wear because Inez Tenenbaum borrowed your red dress.
9. You think a “moderate” Democrat like Ted Kennedy would make a better DNC Chairman.
8. You didn’t win first place in the SCGOP’s Howard Dean Scream contest.
7. You’re on location in France taping action scenes for Michael Moore’s latest film.
6. You’re still blue over John Kerry’s loss in South Carolina by 17%.
5. You have to stand in line for Barbra Streisand concert tickets.
4. You’re too busy assembling “Hillary For President” yard signs.
3. You’re still counting hanging chads in Florida.
2. You’ve heard that Howard Dean hasn’t changed his “lucky” socks in 2 years.
1. Oprah is on.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Recidivism in SC Prisons (by Mike Walker)

Below is a new topic for discussion on recidivism in our SC Prisons. I'll get some stats posted shortly!
"I would like to inform myself about the recidivism rate for prisons in SC. Are there statistics available beyond the normal three year window? I would be very interested in efforts by others to reduce the recidivism rate and what is being done by other states. I believe a 1% reduction in recidivism would be a huge financial boon to SC and a wonderful humanitarian result as well. You may be aware that my wife visits Leath Womans facility in Greenwood every week (as well as visiting other facilities here in Anderson and Columbia on other schedules) to seek to serve the women there and especially to help them transition to outside life. We often offer short term housing in our home for newly released women waiting to get into a treatment center. We are praying for God to enable us to serve exoffenders and offenders to see them stand and be happy and productive citizens.If there is anything that we can do to serve in seeking a reduction in recidivism (even if it is one person at a time) please let us know.God bless you for your labors, you can be sure you are often in our prayers and your blog will help us pray in a more informed way --thank you"Mike Walker

Friday, June 17, 2005

Bryant Named Hero to Taxpayers!

Gov. Mark Sanford has posted a list of Legislators that he considers heroes to the Taxpayer. You can also see the letter written to me!
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