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Michele Bachmann leaving MN because of gay marriage law, sets sights on SC

Michele Bachmann eyes move to South Carolina

Conservative Republican firebrand, Tea Party darling, and former presidential contender Representative Michele Bachmann has announced that she will be leaving her adopted home state of Minnesota following the passage of a new law legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.

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DeMint: Space turns astronauts gay, time to defund NASA


Washington, DC – In 1983 Sally Ride became a hero as the first American woman to travel into space. She was also happily married to fellow astronaut Steve Hawley, a fact not lost on South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint (R).

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Posted in Features, Politics, Technology

The 2010 Discusties: Person of the Year countdown #3 Jim DeMint

The conventional wisdom is that a first-term U.S. Senator would need to spend a lot of time in the state campaigning for re-election, but the conventional wisdom rarely applies to South Carolina politics.

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McCoy and Santorum woo Folly Beach

Folly Beach – Peter McCoy is employing a novel technique in wooing his mostly gay-friendly constituents by raising money with one of the least gay-friendly Senators ever.

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Rekers: “I was doing research as a gay”

Columbia – Dr. George Rekers returned home to South Carolina this morning amid a flurry of questions surrounding reports that he was traveling Europe with a male prostitute. Rekers, a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, has been an outspoken opponent of homosexuality for years.

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Posted in Education, Features, Religion

Halloween canceled in the Upstate

Citing a concern about witchcraft, gay-oriented television shows and declining math scores across the state, leaders confirmed that local law enforcement, school officials and clergy will work together to get the word out that the Upstate will be Halloween-free in 2009.

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Posted in Features, Life, Religion

Baptists battle Pope for Episcopal souls in SC

Mt. Pleasant – The recent decree from the Vatican opening the door for Episcopals to enter into communion with the Catholic has been met with resistance from South Carolina’s Baptist establishment.

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Throwdown Thursday: Mark Z. Barabak of the LA Times

As most of you know, one of the primary missions of theDiscust is to internalize our dysfunction here in South Carolina. We know we have problems, but they’re our problems. We have plenty of qualified people here in the state to discuss/lampoon our problems, and we certainly don’t need some media elitist from California piling on.

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Posted in Commentary, Throwdown Thursday
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