If only our representatives actually REPRESENTED SC

just so I’m not outdone by Bryan on my own blog, before I hit the sack tonight, I’ll post this:

10 thoughts on “If only our representatives actually REPRESENTED SC

  1. Brad Warthen Post author

    Watch for a good bit of this sort of thing while I’m gone. I plan to Tweet a LOT, and Bryan plans to embed some of my Tweets into blog posts.

    I hope to send y’all lots of good pictures — and still comment now and then on things happening back home…

  2. Brad Warthen Post author

    Oh, wow — the current header image is of the Twins at the St. Paddy’s parade about three years ago, when they were just babies.

    They’ll be in the parade this year, and I’ll MISS IT. I’m pumped about this trip, but I’m sure sorry about that…

  3. Barry

    It’s strange- The Gamecock Club just announced they will be raising their donation levels by 10% this coming academic year (club pays for athletic related expenses including facilities, scholarships, travel for coaches, etc).

    Some of my friends that are 100% against raising any tax for roads, etc are wholeheartedly in support of the raise in donation fees for the Gamecock Club.

    One told me just yesterday “I expect it (Gamecock Club increase) because they need to make sure we have the best facilities and I don’t have a problem with that.”

    I didn’t say anything, but I did shake my head later at the irony of such a statement. He’s ok with paying more for college athletes (When some of the coaches are multi- millionaires already) to have state of the art dorms, the latest technology, some of the best dining facilities in the entire country – but isn’t interested at all (and is 100% opposed) in paying more to have himself and his children have good roads to drive on.

    That’s South Carolina for you.

    1. Kathryn Fenner

      I would love to post photos of the Academic Enrichment Center (athletes’ study hall) and LeConte, the math building. Shows so richly where our priorities are….

      1. Norm Ivey

        The difference is that Gamecock Club fees are voluntary; taxes are not.

        [For the record, I don’t think we give anywhere close to enough financial support to the colleges and universities in this state.]

        1. Kathryn Fenner

          “We” is the Gamecock Club as well as the taxpayers, no? Why do we “boost” athletics, but not the areas that could really make a difference in our poor state’s job qualifications?
          I mean, how about a STEM boosters club. Instead of tailgating, they play chess and solve math problems in a basement, with ping-pong breaks.

        2. Barry

          If you want to keep decent seats in the football stadium, being in the Gamecock Club isn’t really voluntary. You have to stay in the club, and pay the increases.

          But of course I was speaking about the mindset of someone who is 100% ok with paying more fees to The Gamecock Club because they realize better facilities are needed- but at the same time is 100% opposed to paying any more for better roads to use- and for their loved ones to use.

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