Moonshine…White Lightning… Legally Made

You probably will never see this in any account of the illegal whiskey making in the southeastern United States – but there were also plenty of black moonshiners making both “White Lightning” and Sour Mash whiskey in the back woods of both the hills…

And flatlands.

Problem with the legal stuff?

It just don’t taste right…no.

Distillery to make South Carolina’s first legal moonshine

The Whiskey that Made NASCAR

Two entrepreneurs are taking advantage of South Carolina’s new micro-distillery laws to make traditional moonshine whiskey legally in the state for the first time.

The Dark Corner Distillery will open next month in Greenville, where engineer Joe Fenten and longtime home beer brewer Richard Wenger will produce and sell small batches of 100-proof moonshine from a custom-made copper still.

The distillery, housed in a 1925 building, will also include a tasting bar and a museum dedicated to the history of the Dark Corner, the local mountains that were once full of moonshiners, feud and mayhem, Fenten, 27, told Reuters.

The area was settled, along with the nearby Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, by Scots, Irish and Welsh who migrated down through the Appalachian mountain chain from Pennsylvania in the 1700s.

“They thought it was their inalienable, God-given right to make whiskey,” said Fenten, a Dark Corner native. “It was a hard life. If you could make an extra 10 cents more for a gallon of whiskey than you could for a bushel of corn, then why not?”

Moonshine traditionally was the term used to describe illegally distilled corn whiskey often made covertly by the light of the moon. The product made at the new distillery will be un-aged corn whiskey, but will be taxed and regulated. Continue reading

SC State Senator Robert Ford’s “Brothers”

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I know brothers — and I'm talking about black guys — they are not going to do the dirty work at Boeing, to do that hauling and all that building, that dirty work. ... A brother is going to find ways to take a break. ~ Sen. Robert Ford, D-Charleston

A guy who has never made himself unfamiliar with “Foot in Mouth” affliction – South Carolina (Charleston) State Senator Robert Ford’s phrasing has again landed him in hot water. Now, I think what Ford was trying to say is that every immigrant group in America spent their “time in the bucket” doing work nobody else wanted to do (some in chains). At some point, they got the skill, acceptance, or political control to move up the ladder to higher paying jobs – and aren’t willing to go back to picking cotton or lettuce for $1 an hour…

Jobs which have been filled by the newest immigrant wave.

Unfortunately, Sen Ford doesn’t appear smart, or couth enough to express that in a manner with any level of clarity.

As to his comment on the left – I hope what he is trying to talk about is low wages.

Ford comes under fire for his remarks

Charleston’s black Democratic senator once again has created a racial firestorm.

In a debate over hardening South Carolina’s illegal immigration law, Sen. Robert Ford argued against a new law because “brothers” don’t work as hard as “Mexicans.”

Ford said during a Senate committee meeting Tuesday that the state needs immigrants to fill hard labor jobs, such as construction jobs at the new Boeing plant in North Charleston, because black Americans won’t do the work.

“I know brothers — and I’m talking about black guys — they are not going to do the dirty work at Boeing, to do that hauling and all that building, that dirty work,” Ford said.

He went on to say that “brothers” do not want to perform hard work. “A brother is going to find ways to take a break,” he said.

He later made a comment about “blue-eyed brothers” also not wanting to work hard. Continue reading

Alvin Greene Part Deux!

Seems that Alvin Greene has got a taste for campaigning. After loosing to SC Senator Jim DeMint by more than 30 points, Greene isn’t going to let a little thing like a landslide keep him down…

Besides, there is the issue of all those left over Alvin Greene Action Figures!

Alvin Greene to run for S.C. state House

Alvin Greene, the unemployed military veteran who won the Democratic nomination to face Sen. Jim DeMint (R) this fall, has filed to run for South Carolina’s state House.

Greene, who lost to DeMint by over 30 percentage points, paid the $165 entry fee five minutes after the filing period opened on Christmas Eve to run in a special election to replace the late state Rep. Cathy Harvin (D), according toThe Associated Press.

His surprise primary victory over presumptive nominee Vic Rawls prompted calls from Democrats to investigate the election results, but he remained on the ticket through the general election.

In the midst of the campaign in August, Greene was indicted by a South Carolina jury for allegedly showing pornography to a college student. He declined to drop out of the race, and one of his first campaign speecheslasted a mere 23 seconds.

Greene got into trouble again when a companion of his got into a restaurantaltercation with officials from a local Democratic group, resulting in the ejection of Greene and his associates.

The candidate was also known for more lighthearted moments, such as his suggestion that manufacturing action figures of himself could create jobs.

 

Ultimate Warrior?



Think we have found the one black man in America who is actually more screwed up in the head than 24×7 serial spammer,  12 Blogs and counting, uber-conservative weenie slurper, Constructive Feedback – AKA the Porch Simian!

It’s Alvin Green… The Ultimate Warrior!

Alvin Greene Unveils Comic Book Of Himself After Losing Senate Election

Democrat Alvin Greene lost badly on Tuesday to Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and will probably be remembered for running one of the strangest campaigns in recent memory, in addition to being one of the most unexpected candidates in modern history. Nevertheless, he will forever live on as a superhero — at least in his own comic book.

Greene was snubbed by the South Carolina Democratic Party and not invited to their celebration party on election night, but he insisted that he wasn’t at all unhappy because his party was going to be “bigger” — around 200 people.

But South Carolina journalist Deja Knight attended Greene’s party on Tuesday and said that there were only a handful of people there. In fact, members of the media outnumbered supporters. There were also a few people there doing documentaries on the former candidate.

Although the election for Greene is over, he lived up to his reputation for surprising journalists and creating a spectacle by focusing on his comic book called “Ultimate Warrior,” in which he is a superhero who saves people from foreclosures. Greene described the character as someone who can “can see into the future,” “leap higher than Michael Jordan” and “take on the Hulk.”

Hmmmmm… Wouldn’t be so sad if it wasn’t for the fact that the guy South Carolinians did select – Jim DeMint…

Only got a half French fry more in his Happy Meal.

 

Kiss and Tell

Wow! As if the 2010 Republican candidates could even get more freaky! You got your garden variety Witch, a yard Nazi, latex lugerManchurian whores, and Porno plasterers

No wonder there is so little press about a conservative accusing a Gubernatorial candidate of getting her freak on in the backseat of her Escalade!

A little “backseat Mamba” with somebody you’re not married to…

Just can’t compete!

No idea whether any of the accusations against candidate Haley are true – or just your typical nasty right-wing campaign smear turned against one of their own. What is inherently consistent here is the conservative violent and puerile reaction to a person of (in Haley’s case, dubious) color winning a major political seat – much in the same way the right has reacted to the Obama Presidency. Now, Haley is no heroine – in that she chose to politically sleep with these conservative racist scumbags in the first place. But the campaign against her, by other conservatives seems more than a bit over the top…

And consistent.

Blogger offers affidavit with details about alleged affair with married SC gov. nominee Haley

In an affidavit to a group of Republican activists critical of Haley, Will Folks states he had “romantic encounters” with the state representative in her Cadillac SUV, his apartment and her Statehouse office. He said the physical relationship ended in June 2007, when he began dating the woman who is now his wife.

“Rep. Haley specifically requested that I notify her in the event this relationship was getting serious so that she could ‘back off,'” the statement reads.

Haley’s campaign again denied all of Folks’ claims, which were made without any proof.

“There is something about the days just before an election that make certain people want to get back in the newspapers,” said Haley campaign manager Tim Pearson. “These accusations weren’t true in June, they aren’t true now, and those who continue to be fixated on this nonsense really should look into getting some professional help.”

Folks, 36, provided the three-page affidavit to the two-week-old group calling itself Conservatives for Truth in Politics, which is questioning Haley on various issues. It was sworn before a South Carolina notary public and signed by both but is not filed in any court.

The conservative group is clearly critical of Haley but says it will not endorse either her or her opponent, Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen. Lobbyist Larry Marchant, who came forward to say he had a one-night stand with Haley in 2007, told The Associated Press he, too, will provide an affidavit to the group.

 

Alvin Green, The Sarah Palin of Democrats – Gets Booted From Restaurant

Our boy down in South Carolina apparently is coming out swinging…

And winding up going out the door with a Police escort.

Alvin Greene expelled from S.C. restaurant by police

South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Alvin Greene was ejected from a South Carolina restaurant by police on Tuesday after his companion got into a fight with other patrons, the Associated Press reports.

According to police, Greene had originally been invited to address officials at a monthly meeting of the Oconee County Democratic Party, but the invitation was rescinded following Greene’s Aug. 13 felony indictment on charges of disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity, after he was accused of showing pornography to a college student.

Seneca Police Chief John Covington told the AP that Tuesday that Greene showed up at the event despite the withdrawing of his invitation, whereupon his female companion began to fight with other patrons. Organizers called police, who escorted Greene and his companion, who was not named in the report, from the restaurant.

Greene has not responded to requests seeking comment about the incident.

In November, he is set to face incumbent favorite Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Green Party candidate Tom Clements for the Senate seat.

Alvin Greene Indicted

Like… I’m supposed to be surprised at this one?

No Alvin – You don’t get to fondle the white women until AFTER you’re elected!

I still think there should be a RICO or Voting Fraud investigation of this whole shenanigan.

The sad part is I think Greene is as much a victim of this as the voters of South Carolina. I hope he at least made a few bucks off of this as South Carolina’s Sarah Palin… Because in all likelihood he is going to jail.

Alvin Greene charged over pornographic pictures

An unemployed military veteran who stunned the US political establishment by winning a Democratic primary to contest a South Carolina senate seat has been indicted on criminal charges of showing pornographic pictures to a teenage college student.

Alvin Greene, a little-known figure who has been described as America’s least likely prospective senator, is accused of approaching a young woman in a computer lab at his alma mater, the University of South Carolina. According to a grand jury indictment handed down today, he allegedly showed her obscene pictures and suggested going to her dormitory room.

If convicted, Greene could face up to five years in jail. The charges are a further blow to the credibility of a candidate who was initially overlooked as a no-hoper by Democratic party bosses before springing an out-of-the-blue shock by comfortably beating a former judge, Vic Rawl, to take the party’s nomination for this November’s mid-term senate race in South Carolina.

Greene declined to comment on the charges, which came a day after he addressed a meeting of South Carolina’s executive committee ofDemocrats with a speech appealing for support that reportedly lasted just 23 seconds.

The 32-year-old, who did no discernible campaigning in advance of his primary win, had no phone, no computer and no record of running for political office before his sudden rise to prominence.

He has been criticised for a lack of a coherent message and for a smattering of eccentric policy proposals.

In an interview with the Guardian last month, he suggested that the state’s economy could be boosted through a job creation scheme to make action models of himself in his army uniform: “They can make toys of me and my vehicle, especially for the holidays and Christmas for the kids. That’s something that would create jobs.”

Greene’s opponent in the senate battle will be Republican incumbent Jim DeMint, who is among the most conservative voices in the upper house. Greene, who has raised less than $1,000 in campaign funds, declined to comment to Associated Press reporters on his indictment, which is for twin charges of procuring obscenity and of communicating obscene materials to a person without consent.

Come on down, Alvin – time to get you measured by our Tailor…

Taking Measurement for Alvin Green For That Award...

Alvin Greene – “Jim DeMint and Un-American Bigot”

Well, I have to give it to the stealth candidate…

He isn’t pulling any punches.

Alvin Green’s New Music Video – Vote For Me Because I’m Unemployed Too!

The Alvin Greene campaign video -

Democrat Senate Candidate SC Alvin Greene Makes His First Speech

Obviously unpolished and nervous, Alvin Greene makes his first public speech hosted by his hometown NAACP.

“South Carolina and America cannot afford six more years of my opponent,” Greene said of DeMint. “We cannot let my opponent keep this country hostage.”

Get Yo’ Alvin Greene Bobbleheads Here!

First candidate to have his own bobblehead!

SC minor league team will give away US Senate candidate Alvin Greene action figures at game

Alvin Greene action figures are here _ thanks to a South Carolina minor league baseball team. The Charleston RiverDogs will give out statues of the Democratic U.SSenate candidate at Saturday’s game. Greene, who shocked the political establishment by winning the primary without campaigning, has suggested manufacturing action figures of himself could spur economic growth in a state with chronically high unemployment.

The statues are actually male Statue of Liberty figures the team planned to give away as a different promotion based on a Georgia group’s plan to build a mate for New York’s Lady Liberty on the South Carolina coast. But after hearing Greene’s idea, the RiverDogs decided to put a picture of his face on the statues instead.

“Who better epitomizes the American dream that anything is possible than Mr. Greene?” said RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols.

Greene said Thursday the team didn’t talk to him before creating the promotion, but he doesn’t mind.

“As long as it looks good and is in good nature, I’m OK,” Greene said by phone from his home near Manning.

The team also plans to have a press ready to make T-shirts modeled on the “Greene Family Reunion” shirt from 1993 the candidate was photographed in the day after his shocking primary win.

The RiverDogs are a Class A affiliate of the New York Yankees known for wacky promotions, thanks in part to president Mike Veeck, whose father was famous major league baseball promoterBill Veeck.

The team set a record for having no fans in the stands on Nobody Night. They tried to have Vasectomy Night on Father’s Day 13 years ago, but canceled it when some fans complained it was too crass.

Alvin Greene Cleared?

It’s amazing what South Carolina can’t find…

When they don’t want to find it.

This one reminds me of the “investigations” of lynchings and murders of black folks back before the Federal Government stepped in with it’s full weight…

How silly for that black kid to wrap himself up in chains, trip and fall half a dozen times hitting his head, then drowning trying to swim the old engine block he stole across the river!

What this really means is there needs t be a full Federal Investigation by the DOJ and FBI – treating this like the organized crime it is.

Greene cleared in South Carolina investigation

Alvin Greene has been cleared in an investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.South Carolina’s top law enforcement agency announced Friday that it will not file charges against Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) had been investigating how Greene, a political newcomer who could not afford a lawyer when facing criminal charges last year, came up with the $10,440 needed to get his name on the Democratic Senate primary ballot.

“After a thorough investigation, SLED has concluded that there is no evidence of wrongdoing, criminal intent or deception to the court when Greene applied for a public defender last year,” the agency said in a statement Friday.

“During the course of the investigation, SLED determined that monies spent for Greene’s filing fee were the candidate’s personal funds and therefore, no laws were violated in association with Greene’s payment to the South Carolina Democratic Party,” SLED said.

Greene has long maintained that he tapped into his personal savings to pay the filing fee.

Greene’s June 4 Democratic primary victory stunned politicians in the state because they had never heard of him and saw no proof he had mounted any type of campaign. His primary opponent, Vic Rawl, tried to have the election overturned, saying there were voting machine irregularities, but the state party denied the request.

CNN reported earlier Friday that Greene retained a private criminal defense attorney against charges he showed pornographic images to a college student last November.

The existence of those criminal charges surfaced after the primary win. State Democratic leaders called for him to step aside, at the time afraid he would not mount a serious campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Jim DeMint.

Neither he nor the attorney, Eleazer Carter, will disclose whether Carter is being paid. Carter told CNN he is an acquaintance of Greene’s father and took on the case three weeks ago.

Greene has not had to enter a plea, and no trial date has been set. He has remained tight-lipped regarding the charges.

“I’m innocent until proven guilty. And like I said, I’m concentrating on my campaign issues, jobs, education and justice,” he told CNN in an interview in his Manning, South Carolina home last month. He refused to answer any more questions regarding the allegations.

Though the law enforcement agency said it determined that Greene used his own money to pay the party’s filing fee, the South Carolina attorney general’s office told CNN that it never received a request from SLED to subpoena Greene’s bank records.

State GOP Deserts Semi-White GOP Candidate in South Carolina

Seems to be a lot of heartburn in South Caroliana Republican circles that a “Sikharoon” could soon become their Governor…

Less than two weeks ago, on Republican legislator called her a “Raghead”.

Several others have suddenly discovered they had sexual relations with her despite her being married – although such recollections seem seriously questionable at this late date.

Mrs Haley, trying to follow the Bobby Jindal path to Republican power grew up as a Sikh, her parents from India. Like Jindal, she converted to christianity and apparently found fun and fortune being a semi-white person in the Republican Party.

It would appear that at least some South Carolina Republicans aren’t real excited about her tan – although not enough to keep her from nearly winning the Republican primary.

In true South Carolina Republican form – the dirt is now really going to fly!

SC Governor Candidate (R) Nikki Haley and Family

South Carolina GOP breaks ranks on Nikki Haley

While national Republicans are busy advancing state Rep. Nikki Haley’s bid for governor of South Carolina, much of the state GOP establishment is working furiously to torpedo her chances in the June 22 runoff.

Gresham Barrett, the GOP congressman backed by a high-priced team of veteran consultants, has launched a two-week, take-no-prisoners assault to defeat her. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, who came in a distant fourth in the Republican primary, has endorsed Barrett. So has the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. And some of her statehouse colleagues, after eight tumultuous years of Gov. Mark Sanford, are determined to stop Haley — a Sanford protégé — from taking the top job.

It’s an unusual spectacle: a rare instance in which state and national GOP interests are utterly divergent and at odds.

National Republicans — including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican Governors Association — have pushed hard for Haley, pointing to her as a rising star, a potential leader in a party that’s long struggled to bring diversity into its ranks.

Both Palin and Romney endorsed her during the primary, and Romney will campaign for her again on Friday. The RGA — which claimed on primary election night that voters made a “clear choice in Nikki Haley” in spite of the looming runoff — has assisted with money and messaging. Prominent national conservative voices have jumped in to defend her. Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol and Gary Bauer, a leading social conservative, have condemned Barrett’s campaign for advancing stories suggesting Haley is not a true Christian and still attends Sikh services, as do her Indian-American parents. Bauer has even called for Barrett to fire the campaign consultant responsible.

Barrett’s having none of it, attacking Haley as “the Sanford candidate,” which for many voters conjures up the outgoing South Carolina governor’s embarrassing jaunt to Argentina to visit his mistress. Continue reading

More Hanky-Panky In South Carolina Primaries

S.C. lawmaker calls for investigations of Democratic primary, 2 other races

House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) called for federal and state investigations into alleged campaign irregularities in South Carolina after an unemployed Army veteran who lives with his parents won a Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate there.

Alvin M. Greene, who has an outstanding felony obscenity charge pending, “was someone’s plant,” Clyburn said Thursday.

Clyburn added that Greene was one of three individuals, all African American, whose congressional campaigns were designed to upend the Democratic primary process in the Palmetto State. The lawmaker also raised questions about the campaigns of Gregory A. Brown, who ran a vigorous but unsuccessful challenge against Clyburn in the 6th Congressional District, and Benjamin Frasier Jr., a perennial candidate who surprised observers by beating retired Air Force Reserve Col. Robert Burton in the 1st District.

The Federal Elections Commission has no public record of any of the three filing quarterly reports revealing their funding sources or campaign outlays. Continue reading

Alvin Greene – Senatorial Candidate in South Carolina

Alvin Greene… Hisself. This gets stranger every minute.

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