Curfew is only a start
Is it important to call out our elected officials when they screw up. They serve as our voice in government, so when they screw up, they screw up on our behalf. Thus was the case last week when Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine showcased the height of elected elitism and arrogance when she refused to discuss the beating of beating of Carter Strange on Twitter. Sure, there are better...
Pub Politics with @repviers. Good stuff. You should watch.
The New Fundraiser 7
We’re back! We are proud to announce that Fundraiser 7 is re-launching today, after undergoing some cosmetic and structural improvements. Our new features and design will allow you to fundraise like never before, giving you the tools to draw people to your event and support your cause with ease. So what exactly is new about Fundraiser 7? Improved ticket tracking system Improved donor and...
Last night's WACH FOX Pub Politics, just in case... →
Steep Leaf: An improv Teasesh... →
steepleaf: Last week my wife and I decided to have some friends over for dinner. We had great food and wonderful conversation, but it did not take long to move from the topics of the day to my tea obsession. After fielding many questions I decided to stop talking about tea and start making some. I…
New Media Should Not Replace Traditional Media,...
I do not like most political Internet consultants. I do not mean personally. I just have this bias against “political consultants” who have never picked up a pair of post hole diggers and put a 4 x 8 sign on the side of the road, much less ever run a campaign from top to bottom. You can usually tell who these folks are because they attack traditional media and try to convince you to spend every...
I hate the gym →
If you follow me online, nearly every day you see me check into the gym on Foursquare. You should know something. I hate the gym. I mean, I really friggin’ hate it. It’s not that I dislike physical activity. I enjoy riding my bike and being outside, but today we are going to hit 102 degrees in Columbia and that’s just too hot to enjoy the outdoors. It was even too hot and muggy...
Pub Politics: Leggies Awards 2
Today we shoot Pub Politics Episode 62. Five episodes have been shot somewhere other than a bar. We shot at Dutch Fork High School, my house, my house again, my office, and the SC Dental Convention. Today we shoot our sixth episode from a top secret location away from a bar. You can only watch online. Tune in as we broadcast our second awards show - The Leggies - 6 pm today -...
Pub Politics in Charleston Postponed
Hey everyone. We have some bad news. This week’s planned Pub Politics trip down to Charleston has been postponed. Unfortunately Phil and I will be too wrapped up in the redistricting fight and we don’t think the Senators will look kindly on us drinking beer on the beach while they debate the plans we’ve spent months drafting. We will let you know when the trip is...
Pub Politics Episode 61: Republican Super Attorney
Talking SC politics on the radio →
Foundation podcast is a great resource →
In the last Foundation podcast, Kevin Rose interviews Samovar Tea Lounge founder Jesse Jacobs. It is really good. I enjoyed his discussion on how the human brain isn’t set up for multitasking and how he gets things done with a blank sheet of paper. That’s how I operate also.
Will folks start acting like Christians?
Today in Sunday school we continued our study of The Case for Faith, diving into the reasons why Christianity is the correct religion. My friend, Wade Bonner, led the discussion, asking, “what do you like/dislike about Christianity?” I replied that I believe our religion is too broad and too nonrestrictive. It bothers me that people can just say a few words, become “saved” and never once act like...
Last night I had a great evening at my buddy Brett Floyd’s home where he introduced me to different kinds of teas, the way to make tea and how to drink tea. You may remember a few years back that Brett was the guy who got me hooked on Apple. And you know how that has worked out for my wallet. Brett also told me about this great podcast I posted above called Samovar Stories. Elizabeth and I...
I really don’t know how I feel about this video. What do you think?
Christianity and my Vodka Tonic
Today I continued my study of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. I am not just reading, but taking the time to research, pray and reflect. Today I began book three and studied the 4 cardinal rules: Prudence: sound judgment Justice: moral rightness Temperance: moderation ion action, thought or feeling Fortitude: ability to control fear, pain, danger, uncertainty and intimidation As a Christian,...
Morality, then, seems to be concerned with three things. Firstly, with fair play...– C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Book 3, Chapter 1
How do people decide they like each other? They talk. They exchange ideas. They...– Gary Vaynerchuk ,The Thank You Economy
Why does God allow suffering?
Forbidden topics of discussion amongst friends always include politics and religion. We always talk politics here, so we friends might as well go ahead and break the barrier on that second topic too. Let’s talk religion for a few minutes. It is a question asked by skeptics, one we are currently studying in Sunday school through The Case for Faith. The answer to “why does God allow suffering” is...
Market AND interact if you want to win
We work with a lot of brands, both locally and nationally. We succeed and we fail. And I can always tell you from the beginning which projects are most likely to succeed and which will fail. A politician who won’t interact fails. A politician who shows his/her personal side while interacting directly with voters succeeds. A politician who lets others speak for him, typically in bland generic...