Friday, February 13, 2009

Governor Sanford offers Anderson County a way out of the madness

Despite what some of the so called “Rhino” hunters out there think, there are times VUI agrees with Governor Mark Sanford. His deal for a port in Jasper County is one example. Another is his decision to send questions about Anderson County government operations over the past few months over to SLED to look at. That was a great decision for the people of Anderson County.

For far too long, Anderson County government has been divided by petty personal differences, lawsuits, accusations thrown about by both sides of the Preston v. Wilson saga, and general embarrassment. The current council, elected in the wake of a tax increase, seems worried more about spending taxpayer money on lawyers and accountants to evaluate the former council and ex administrator than about bringing about conservative reform to county government. There seem to be no winners in the vicious cycle of Anderson County politics, only losers. Those losers are we the people.

By asking SLED to look into things, Governor Sanford gave the current council a way out of the insanity. The current council can stop spending taxpayer money on lawyers and accountants to do their bidding, and let SLED do their job. Letting SLED do the investigating will allow the current council to get to the heavy lifting in local government of actually reforming county operations to reflect a conservative agenda. Let SLED find any wrongdoing and deal with it.

As for the Preston crowd,(those who defend the former administrator), and the like, they should drop their lawsuits and let SLED do their job. If they believe they did no wrong, it should not be a problem. SLED will vindicate them.

The same is true of the Cindy Wilson crowd. If they truly believe acts by the Preston crowd were criminal, they should relax and let SLED find the wrongdoing and deal with it.

Now that SLED is looking at things, the current council needs to get down to the business of running the county and trying to bring in jobs in this tough economy and run essential services. . Not one hour of their time or one dollar of county money should be spent on anything else. The big boys are here to find any wrongdoing. It is time for council to get on with governing.

The next few days will be telling about the current Anderson County Council. Will they take the Governor’s way out of the madness, or will they continue to use taxpayer money to fund lawyers, accountants and investigators into the past? Will they stand back and let an impartial party such as SLED look at things, or will they have their own taxpayer paid for vengeance ride? We shall see. But, let it be clear, Governor Sanford gave the current council a way out of the madness. If they choose otherwise, it is all on them.

43 comments:

  1. Motorcycle ManFebruary 13, 2009

    Brother, I love you and your folks. Yall are good people. But, you are dreaming if you think Cindy Wilson and those ex cons around her will trust in SLED. It ain't gonna happen, brother. Trust me. If SLED finds nothing wrong, they will be talking about how corrupt SLED is. Just wait and see. I got to get to work.

    I love how you still believe in things. But, as smart as you are, you know none of this is gonna happen. There is no way the people in government in Anderson County will let some impartial group such as SLED decide things. They will be suing SLED before it is all done.

    They all are crooked, and I thank God I live in Abbeville County. We might have people that will shoot at you, but at least they are honest.

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  2. Taxpayer DanFebruary 13, 2009

    The only way out of this is Joey Preston and Bill McAbee in jail. I am starting to think that you need to be in jail too. Just how much county money did you get over the past few years? And you dare to challenge an upstanding citizen like Cindy Wilson?

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  3. Dan, I recieved no money from the county. Indeed, if you know anything about me and my life, you would know I made a clean and painful break with my old friend Bill and distanced myself from Preston. The only time I ever met with Mr. Preston I paid for my own Diet Coke. I also have not taken on dime on or off the record, from a certain waste management company. Let that sink in. You know what I am talking about. I will not be intimidated and I will not be bought, by either side. Such is the essence of being a man who does not really give a damn about money, personal honors and the like.

    As for Ms Wilson, I am can assure you that I am not running against her in 2010. Any political ambitions I have are focused upon my beloved Honea Path. But, I will speak the truth about failed leadership always. And, Cindy Wilson has failed Honea Path in so many ways.

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  4. Again, lo and behold, call Jesus, we got the last boy scout here in one Brian McCarty. McCarty, you have your weaknesses and we will find them. Take your holier than thou attitude and shove it up your ass.

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  5. Stan the ManFebruary 13, 2009

    Your beloved Honea Path? You have to be joking. You lived in Columbia for what, 15 out of the past 16 years? I know how to check public records, too, McCarty.

    Hey, how's that credit stuff treating you these days? And, those pictures from your brother's wedding, you looked pretty weak, with that grey beard and standing on one leg in most of the photos. How's your health? You sure you are up to taking us on?

    Come on, just blog about high school football or something and leave the politics around here to people who are able, okay? You are like your ole buddy Ronny Townsend, your time is past.

    You are just some old guy who used to be something, at least in your own mind, who is nothing now. Let Cindy and her folks do the job you can't. You're done. You're a part of history and don't know it.

    I read up on you and talked to people about you. You worked for Thurmond, he's dead. You worked for Spence, he's dead. You worked for Peeler, his career is dead. You worked for Joe Wilson, who didn't?

    Ten years ago, I would have worried about what you could do to Cindy, but now, you are just a drunk has been who just runs a pathetic blog out of a sorry ass little town.

    Who cares what you think, McCarty? You are are has been, or perhaps better, a never was. Wise up and learn to shut up.

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  6. Stan, I almost want to thank you for the time it took for you to write your comment. Just know, I ain't dead yet. Not hardly.

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  7. Your death would not cause me grief. At least you have the sense to not run against the great Cindy Wilson. she would crush you and any like you

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  8. Who cares what a washed up drunk has been has to say?

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  9. Ron Wilson challenged you to a debate, and you had this thing about going a dead friend's funeral. How about debating Ron Wilson now on his daugther's contract to redeem yourself?

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  10. The fact that Ron Wilson is a crook does not mean that Cindy Wilson is not one. Look at who funds her and her people!

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  11. You are naive. You actually believe that SLED or the FBI will find ot what is really going on in Anderson County? You believe that those agencies can not be bought off in order to hurt Cindy Wilson and Bob Waldrep? The only thing that will work is a county paid for investigation. We can not count on SLED or anyone else to find the truth. We have to find the truth ourselves and pay to find it. Get a grip, Mr. McCarty. Letting SLED "take a look" at things just will not do. We need more. Cindy will pay for more. Crime or not crime, we will all know soon enough how bad things were under Preston. I can not believe you would not support that.

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  12. Brian McCarty is a self righteous pompous ass.

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  13. Hey, McCarty is a nice guy from what I understand. People keep telling me that. The problem with him is he just does not get what is going one with the county government. He was Bill McAbee's friend for so many years, so you have to give the guy a break, he's not going to call his ole buddy a crook until we hit him over the head with the facts.

    I think McCarty is sincere, but sincerely wrong. We ought to be careful with this guy, he can help us. He comes from a a good family and he has a sharp mind. Let's get him on our side with reason before we go after him, okay?

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  14. I hope SLED is able to find something on one side or the other. It is time for the coruption in Anderson County to end and for the Council to move on and promote conservative reform and begin saving tax payer dollars rather than wasteful spending on old business. I look forward to progress with a "new" council and Anderson bring jobs in rather than them leaving for Abbeville or Laurens County. If this is not able to happen my embarassment as an Anderson County resident will deepen even more.

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  15. Taxpayer DanFebruary 13, 2009

    Unmindful Blaze, tell me how Cindy Wilson sent jobs to other countys. You are just lying.

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  16. Dan, remember something about that guys name, "unmindful." He ain't thinking.

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  18. Okay Mr. Taxpayer Dan. I did not mention Cindy Wilson by name but I will bring up the situation that occured in her district. Maybe Flexible Technologies will ring a bell. The company had already purchased two buildings in her district and even put up their sign in front of them. However, after witnessing the bickering amongst the coucil memebers first hand they packed up and will now be creating 250 jobs in Abbeville County. http://www.wyff4.com/news/18690939/detail.html Now who is lying? And why are you not worried about your tax money?

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  19. McCarty is a fag with an UNMINDFUL BLAZING butt buddy. It used to be McAbee before that fat blond dumb whore made Bill Straight again.

    Get ouit of town before all we know catches up with you. MCCARTY WE ARE NOT STUPID!!!

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  20. I do not even know McCarty. I am only stating the facts. If there is a problem somewhere it should be fixed. The problem is somewhere in the Council, where I don't know, neither do I care, I just hope SLED will fix it. So this can all be left behind.

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  21. Are you kidding?!? Anderson County IS madness!

    Brian, you really should consider getting out of there before the madness consumes you too - or worse yet, before some of the females give you their number, along with a wink and a nod that is an invitation to receive something that you can't get rid of even if you boil yourself afterwards.

    No need to name names. The parties whose existence has been alluded to know who they are. A vertiable Itchy and Scratchy Show.

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  22. The thought of Brian McCarty and Bill McAbee, or Amy Plummer and Bill McAbee, or (gulp) all three of them - all those thoughts are both laugh-your-ass-off hilarious AND totally disgusting.

    Whoever suggested such a thing, true or not, deserves to be taken out back and shot for putting such horrible notions in my head.

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  23. Get ready McCarty, Cindy's ban of ex cons and misfits is coming for you. The not ready for the mafia mafia is on the loose. Come on SLED, lock up these losers and Ron wilson and his losers.

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  24. Taxpayer DanFebruary 13, 2009

    Unmindful blaze, you don't realize how crooked those people were. We have to a have pure county. Please, you and McCarty LEAVE NOW!

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  25. The thought of Cindy Wilson and Bob Waldrep....ughhhh

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  26. Wow... what a fire storm... and all because one man makes the suggestion that all the local folks involved take a step back and let the state folks do their job...

    Whether you love SLED or hate SLED, you have got to admit that they don't have a dog in this fight... they are not gonna favor one side or the other...

    Then again, that may be the issue right there... the local folks involved on all sides of this pissing contest may be afraid of hearing that they are wrong...

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  27. Let me get this straight - this one guy in Honea Path calls it like he sees it, and all these people come out of the woodwork attacking him.

    Who is the coward here - the one standing up and speaking what he believes... or all the ones making threats and personal attacks anonymously???

    Seems like there is alot of hypocritical folk on here, but Brian McCarty ain't one of them.

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  28. Brian, I have your back...

    As does a whole bunch of us.

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  29. For the record, Governor Sanford did not ask SLED to do anything, he merely passed on information to them to look at, as the Governor would in any such matter.

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  30. Here is a thought. Ron Wilson as a cellmate with Obama Man.

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  31. People in Anderson County are nuts.If Cindy Wilson was down in Lexington County, we would ask her to get therapy. Joey Preston and Bill Mc whatever would be in jail.

    McCarty, you made a mistake moving back up there. You are better than them and your politics is better. It seems you are in political Hell.

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  32. Tell me why a brotha could give a shit. A pale ass cracker bitch in dire need of a brotha's love goes after a racist son of bitch. Both Wilsons would be different after a brotha's love, I promise you. I say to hell with you cracker and to hell with these crackers. Sista Floyd is on only memberof you cracker council with any sense. I hope they all go jail and in jail, learn a brotha's true love. Cracker ass crackers.

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  33. Brian gay? You gotta be joking. Is Brian a womanizer for all women from 25 to 50? You bet. Trust me, I know. But, gay, no chance. No gay guy could do what does, let's leave it at that. Call Brian a player,okay. I think that would be right. But, gay, there's now way. I know.

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  34. Lisa, explain his close friendship with Bill McAbee that ended when a woman entered Bill's life and ran McCarty out. Oh, McCarty will drone on about how he would not take county money and things like that that make him look good, but what was the nature of his relationshiop with Bill or with you? Why did the unnamed fat girl run Brian away? Was it the credit cards or the fat girl? If McCarty wants to run for county council, the people should know. And, who are you and what do you know? We will not relent in our quest for the truth in these matter. Tune in to WAIM and learn about the real Brian McCarty.

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  35. The Mayor of nowhereFebruary 14, 2009

    Fag or straight, it is clear that Brian McCarty does not have the morals to serve District 7 on county council. Brian McCarty is a moral degenerate and a loser. He has no hope of defeating our great council member, Cindy Wilson. If Brian McCarty spends his time chasing women it is just as bad.

    I will stick with Cindy Wilson.

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  36. Brian McCarty is a sick man who makes all this up in his head. We shoud pity the guy and try to get him some help. Cindy Wilson is a godess among us who does what is right. We can not let the rantings of this sick man deter us.

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  37. What is sick the thought of Cindy wilson with Bob Waldrep. It nausetes me. So gross with just the thought.

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  38. Cindy Wilson versus Ron Wilson, the western. It ends up with both of the naked. Think abouut that you freaks.

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  39. Not an Obama ManFebruary 15, 2009

    Brian McCarty is the real player. He puts Obama Man to shame with the girls he gets. Why do you think he has come to this blog - he fears Brian's stud power.

    The women all come running for the ol' "McCarty Slam Bam Thank You Maam".

    Even Cindy Wilson was heard wailing in the distance.

    Watch your wives and girlfriends, boys, McCarty is the MAN.

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  40. Hey, McCarty stood up against his own friend and against Preston. The guy is sincere. We need to lay off him and try to work with him.

    He worked with Dan Harvell on the No movement on the sales tax increase. He worked with the local GOP on voting issues.

    I love Cindy Wilson. But, there is no need for us to smear McCarty just because he doesn't agree with us on going after Preston and Cunningham. Have you read his points about reforming county government? How about how he stands up against Obama?

    You think we really should be smearing a man who argues better than most of us can for the conservative point of view and for the people?

    Leave the guy alone and work with him. Find him something to do. He's not a Preston man. Instead of caling him gay and things like that, how about reaching out to him and seeing if you can turn his words to help us?

    Anderson County conservatives are bigger than this, people.

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  41. I see your point, Cindy Fan. Let's give McCarty a proper sendoff into political oblivian. Perhaps we can doll it up like pro wresting did with Ric Flair's retirment. There will be a lot hugs and lot of hey, thank this guy for what he did, but in the end we can send McCarty into irrelevance. Sure, I can go for that. Honor McCarty as long we honor him out the door of politics in this county and state. Honor him so much he just goes away. I can live with that. Don't take time to regret. I know many of you, like me, woulf like to see McCarty go away. He has been a pain in all of our asses for a long time. Let's give honor as he goes away. Let's honorably be done with him and his little blog.

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  42. Brian... sometimes, I wish that you would moderate your comments to screen out the irrelevant and pointless ramblings of some of these folks... Obama Man is entertaining, but some of these folks are just boring... it's like they are so angry because they have no lives... so they must spew out their anger at someone who is more successful and more intelligent than themselves... jealousy at its worst...

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  43. Brian,
    why do you put up with this?

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