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Saturday, June 05, 2010

I'm sorry, but South Carolina really IS the stupidest fucking place on the entire planet
Posted by Jill | 8:27 AM
As if Mark Sanford hiking the Appalachian Trail wasn't bad enough, now we have this:
With a bead of sweat rolling down the side of his face outside a Columbia bar, Republican S.C. Sen. Jake Knotts called Lexington Rep. Nikki Haley, an Indian-American Republican woman running for governor, a “raghead” several times while explaining how he believed she was hiding her true religion from voters.

“She’s a f#!king raghead,” Knotts said.

He later clarified his statement. He did not mean to use the F-word.

Knotts says he believed Haley has been set up by a network of Sikhs and was programmed to run for governor of South Carolina by outside influences in foreign countries. He claims she is hiding her religion and he wants the voters to know about it.

“We got a raghead in Washington; we don’t need one in South Carolina,” Knotts said more than once. “She’s a raghead that’s ashamed of her religion trying to hide it behind being Methodist for political reasons.”

President Obama’s father is from Africa. His mother is a white woman from Kansas.

On her website, Haley says, “Being a Christian is not about words, but about living for Christ every day.”

Knotts, a former boxer and cop from West Columbia, said he wasn’t worried about being called a racist for the remarks he made. He says he was elected to the Senate to represent his constituents which he says he does well. He says many of his supporters are black.

“This is Jakie Knotts trying to let the people know,” he said about his motivations for leveling the inflammatory charges against a minority Republican frontrunner for governor just days before the June 8 primary elections. He says he’s called her a raghead before.

Knotts is backing Republican Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer for governor.

Bauer this week fired one of his lead consultants, Columbia lobbyist Larry Marchant, for what he called “inappropriate conduct.” Marchant told the media shortly after that he’d had sex with Haley at a conference in Utah while they were both married. The claim comes after blogger Will Folks said he’d also had a relationship with Haley in early 2007.

Knotts showed up unexpectedly at the Flying Saucer bar in Columbia’s Vista for a live taping of the online political talk show Pub Politics, which is co-hosted by Senate Republican Caucus political director Wesley Donehue and his Democratic counterpart, Phil Bailey. Democratic S.C. Rep Boyd Brown of Fairfield County was a guest.

Knotts initially made the racial slur on the show.

Neither Donehue, Bailey nor Brown challenged Knotts on his remark during or after the broadcast.

“I was floored,” Donehue said after the cameras were off.

“Senator Knotts took it a step too far,” Bailey said afterward. “I don’t agree with it … [but] it’s not my job to question Jakie Knotts.”

After the broadcast, Knotts stood in a corner on the deck of the bar and defended his remarks.

“This isn’t the first time I’ve said it,” Knotts said. “I’m not on a crusade to downgrade her, but if someone asks me I’ll tell ‘em. And look here, someone wants to vote for her knowing the truth, vote for her.”

Knotts said that South Carolina is a religious community.

“We need a good Christian to be our governor,” he said. “She’s hiding her religion. She ought to be proud of it. I’m proud of my god.”

Sorry, Jakie, but your God thinks you are a shandeh.

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Blogger skywind said...
I'm glad to see some other state than mine making the "stupidest state in the union" list for a change.

Anonymous mandt said...
Laugh, Barf, laugh, barf. Didn't Gen. T. Sherman burn that pathetic hell hole to the ground once?

Blogger Bustednuckles said...
Like they have ever fucking tried to hide that shit.
Take my word for it, I grew up with that.
I am waiting for my generation to kick the fuck off and the one before us?
LMFAO, one at a time bitches.
Buh bye.
Ignorant fucking cocksuckers.

Anonymous Ted said...
If you're talking about Sherman's infamous "March to the Sea", THAT was entirely in Georgia -- between Atlanta and Savannah. That was where he conducted the scorched earth policy and destroyed everything in his path.

After ravaging Savannah, he did turn northward and march through South Carolina. But he was no longer on his scrotched earth rampage and the only truly ruinous damage he did was to burn Columbia, the state Capital.

The primary fighting in South Carolina was coastal and centered around Charleston, which was essentially blockaded and destroyed by naval actions.

South Carolina hasn't yet gotten over the Civil War [War Between the States as it's still called there], but it's not because of anything Sherman did to them. The Civil War did not change ATTITUDES, except possibly to harden them, and there are still many South Carolinians who would shell Fort Sumter -- symbolically if not actually. Mr Knotts would doubtless be happy to light the fuse.

PS: I grew up in NC and lived in SC for a while. Since I wasn't a big fan of NASCAR or Myrtle Beach, I had little in common with my neighbors and am quite happy living "up north" where education seems to be much more appreciated and the possibility of a real technology career exists.

Blogger Barry said...
>I'm sorry, but South Carolina really IS the stupidest fucking place on the entire planet

But Jill, that's where I spent my formative years.