Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Crooked Criminal Brian Kemp launches witch hunt against Georgia Democratic Party

Atlanta — Crooked criminal Brian Kemp is at it again.

The criminal overseeing his own election has decided to conduct a witch hunt against the Georgia Democratic Party after the illegal voting machines were hacked.

The Georgia Democratic Party released a statement slamming the investigation.

“To be very clear, Brian Kemp’s scurrilous claims are 100 percent false, and this so-called investigation was unknown to the Democratic Party of Georgia until a campaign operative in Kemp’s official office released a statement.”

They furthermore correctly said that the crooked criminal Kemp should not be trusted with cyber security “given his record of leaking the personal information and social security numbers of six million Georgians.”

Kemp should be in jail for the breaches, not the governor’s mansion.

Georgians, a vote for Kemp is a vote for a criminal.

Vote for Stacey Abrams on Tuesday.

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Joe Wilson donates $1,000.00 to white supremacist Steve King

Springdale — A Federal Elections Commission report shows that Joe Wilson, one of the five local Representatives, donated money to white supremacist Steve King.

Julie Edwards, 31, of Williston, was the one who researched the donations made by him. Donations reported by the FEC are public and searchable.

There are plenty of others who donated to him in the past too, including Tyson’s Foods.

On Tuesday, replace white supremacist sympatizer Joe Wilson with someone who will never support white supremacy.

Vote for James Smith Junior for South Carolina governor

Sixteen years of conservative rule has offered no improvement at all in South Carolina.

In fact, 16 years of conservative rule has resulted in worsening streets and highways, worsening infrastructure, worsening education results and worsening results when it comes to women.

South Carolina was recently named the most dangerous state for a woman to be pregnant in. That is the epitome of what 16 years of conservative rule has done to the state. Read the rest of this entry »

Vote for Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor

Augusta, Ga. — The race for governor concludes on November 6.

There used to be a time where shame used to be a thing and hypocrisy wasn’t.

It is time to get back to those times. Read the rest of this entry »

Three tornados touch down in Orangeburg County

Branchville — The National Weather Service surveyed the damage and confirmed that three tornados touched down in Orangeburg County, including one in the county seat.

None of the tornados were in relation to Michael, however, as the band that spun the twisters occurred ahead of Michael.

The first tornado occurred in Branchville. It was rated EF-0.

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The second was in Rowesville. This one was also an EF-0.

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The third tornado was confirmed to be in Orangeburg, along Brookside Dr and Pine Hill Rd. Like the previous two twisters, this was a minor EF-0.

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Fortunately, there were no injuries and only minor damage from the tornados.

Severe weather info

A Tropical Storm Warning is active for every county in the Aiken Area.

This includes the following cities and towns:

Aiken, North Augusta, White Pond, Wagener, Salley, Ridge Spring, Ward, Monetta, Windsor, Allendale, Fairfax, Ulmer, Bamberg, Denmark, Bufords Bridge, Barnwell, Blackville, Williston, Elko, Whaley, Hattieville, Statesboro, Portal, Brooklet, Waynesboro, Keysville, Girard, Appling, Evans, Grovetown, Martinez, Edgefield, Johnston, Trenton, Swainsboro, Twin City, Adrian, Gibson, Mitchell, Edge Hill, Hampton, Varnville, Yemassee, Estill, Garnett, Miley, Early Branch, Louisville, Wrens, Avera, Stapleton, Wadley, Millen, Perkins, Lincolnton, McCormick, Clarks Hill, Mount Carmel, Thomson, Dearing, Orangeburg, Springfield, Santee, Eutawville, Neeses, Branchville, Augusta, Blythe, McBean, Sylvania, Hilltonia, Rocky Ford, Newington, Crawfordville, Sharon, Warrenton, Jewell, Camak, Norwood, Washington, Rayle, Oak Grove and Tignall.

A Tornado Watch is active for Bulloch, Burke, Jenkins and Screven counties until 2:00 Thursday.

North Carolina voters: kill these five amendments on November 6

Raleigh — On November 6, North Carolina voters will do everything in their election except elect a governor.

There are six amendments and five of them are nothing more than GOP power grabs. Read the rest of this entry »

Report: Ring of Honor (ROH) wrestler Jay Lethal sexually harassed multiple women wrestlers

Baltimore — A Ring of Honor championship wrestler is now accused of sexually harassing several of his women colleagues.

Earlier this week, former Ring of Honor wrestler Taeler Hendrix came forward, saying that Jay Lethal sexually harassed her and that her career suffered as a result of her refusal to sleep with Mr. Lethal, 33. Aiken Area Progressive has learned via Twitter that another woman has come forward with allegations against Mr. Lethal. It is not immediately known if the recent accuser was a wrestler or a valet.

Ring of Honor is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the same corporation that owns at least one TV station in every market adjacent to the Augusta-Aiken market.

We will update this story as soon as more develops…

Update @ 13:48: video report of a second accuser has been uploaded to YouTube.

On Obgerfell Day, vote for a true progressive, NYC!

On June 26, which is Obgerfell Day, New Yorkers have a choice.

A choice between DINO Carolyn Maloney or send her packing and put a real Democrat in Congress in Suraj Patel.

Representative Maloney claims to be a progressive, but three important votes she took tell a much different story.

  • She voted “yea” to allow banks to discriminate against marginalized women by voting for a bill called the “End Banking for Human Traffickers Act”.
  • She voted “yea” for the “Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act”, a bill Jeff Sessions opposed, because of the fact that marginalized women are actually being injured and killed – all the while absolutely no victims of trafficking are being saved by the law.
  • She also voted for the 2015 law that enabled Trump’s FBI to seize Backpage and other consensual sex work web pages.

In 1992, Rep. Maloney was right for New Yorkers. Not so in 2018. New Yorkers need to retire this politician who cares only about her career, not about marginalized women.

Vote for Suraj Patel on June 26.

It’s a new month with new proclamations from the White House. Guess which two proclamations they refused to recognize.

Washington, DC — June has several themes that presidents proclaim for the month.

It is known as Black Music Month, for example.

That is one of four proclamations Trump signed on Friday.

Guess which two proclaimations Trump refused to sign?

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Sprint and T-Mobile announce deal to merge — the carrier competition will be lit if deal is approved

Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile and Sprint announced early Sunday morning that they will be merging.

The deal is worth $26,000,000,000.00. John Legere and Marcelo Claure both said that their companies will have no choice but to deploy 5G together. They even said that neither Verizon nor AT&T can deploy 5G by themselves without kicking all of their customers off LTE temporarily since LTE is long term evolution, and that means 4G and later will always utilize LTE.

The deal must be approved by the FCC and the DOJ. It is likely that the deal will be approved, but not before next spring.

If the merger is approved, the competition will be lit on the carrier side of things for sure since the deadweight will be gone.

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Republicans call for special order to ban second trimester abortions

Columbia — The party of big intrusive government is at it again in the state legislature.

This time, the Republicans want to ban abortions in the second trimester.

According to Planned Parenthood South Atlantic South Carolina president Vicki Ringer, the GOP called for a special order on H. 3548, a bill that passed the House under regular rules in the winter because the GOP hates women.

Imagine if these arrogant politicians dictated to doctors how to perform open heart surgery or a colonoscopy, both of which are much more dangerous for women than abortion.

And conservatives ever wonder why no self-respecting woman will ever vote for them.

Let’s send H. 3548 to its graveyard. Call your state Senator or text 50409 to the Resistbot to find your state Senators and demand they vote no on H. 3548!

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