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Court blocks key terms of South Carolina immigration law

WASHINGTON — A court on Thursday blocked key provisions of a controversial new immigration law by the southeastern US state of South Carolina, less than two weeks before it was to take effect. Judge Richard Gergel of the South Carolina circuit ruled that some terms of the law locally known…

South Carolina has first human rabies case in 50 years

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – A middle-aged woman in South Carolina has contracted the state’s first case of human rabies in more than 50 years, health officials said on Friday. “There are only about one to three cases of human rabies each year in this country,” said Dr. Eric Brenner,…

Today’s moments in over-the-top wingnuttery

Via Roy Edroso comes some more troubling examples of Michelle Malkin’s special brand of intellectual dishonesty. See, there’s a story out about how Michelle Obama won’t visit South Carolina, because of possible security concerns. U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Friday that a conversation with White House staff left…

Recent crazies in the mailbag

As you all know I receive some really vile emails from people, but most of them are so ridiculous that you wonder if there is any brain activity going on with some of these dopes, so I share them. A recent harvest of the mailbag generated these two winners. First…

Breaking: McCain VP short lister Gov. Sanford shot down SC gay tourism ad

Gareth Fenley of Q-Notes has an explosive report on the backstory of the deep-sixing of a South Carolina ad campaign that targeted the gay travel market. Governor Mark Sanford, another pol doing his own bit of marketing — he’s angling to be John McCain’s VP to bolster support from social…

SC: ‘I Believe’ license plates get the thumbs up

Sorry, SC readers, but your state is two for two today on the wingnut scoreboard after the HS gay-straight alliance ban attempt story. How about a state-sanctioned religious license plate — no worries about church-state conflict in the Palmetto State: South Carolina’s lieutenant governor announced Thursday that he is willing…

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