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About Kerry Wood

Executive Director for non-profit (501c4) Citizens for a Free Market, CEO for Dark Horse Strategy Group, LLC. South Carolina politico. Heavily involved in all aspects of Carolina politics; Legislation, Elections, GOP, Grassroots Development, etc. Recovering Computer Programmer, taking experience developing medical software and databases into the political world, tackling projects in a very analytical manner.
2506, 2017

Repeal Obamacare: Let’s Trust Rand Paul

By |June 25th, 2017|Editorial, Health, National|0 Comments

The only way to fix healthcare is to get government out of it! Let’s trust Rand Paul to lead the way to repeal Obamacare.

I simply don’t trust politicians as a normal starting point to repeal Obamacare or any other issue, but willing to let them earn my trust. When it comes to healthcare, it is extremely difficult to trust them to do the right thing and that difficulty is compounded by the complex structure of Obamacare as it was built in a way to prevent it from being dismantled. In order to dismantle, it will have to be done through more than one piece of legislation. I really don’t want to get into the weeds on that, but we either pass this first piece and win a round geared toward dismantling with half the votes in the budgetary process or we do it all as a full blown repeal (which would be preferable) but will then need two-thirds votes (which we will never get) in order to repeal Obamacare.

So, do we trust them (our politicians) to continue to take the right steps to unravel and dismantle rather than repeal Obamacare? Can we actually trust them to see it through? I simply can’t make that leap. I believe Senator Rand Paul has earned trust on this issue and where some of the holdouts may (or may not) be posturing, I believe he is very sincere in his efforts to do the right thing.

There also seems to be a rush to pass this because Obamacare is rapidly failing. Whenever anyone feels “rushed” to make a major purchase or major life decision, I always advise they go home and sleep on it. There is nothing wrong with taking […]

1206, 2017

Man Sentenced to Death for Facebook Posts about Muhammad

By |June 12th, 2017|Religion, World|0 Comments

So-called “peaceful” Muslims have sentenced a man to death over Facebook posts found to be derogatory in regards to their prophet Muhammad.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Taimoor Raza, a 30 year old male, was found guilty of blasphemy in a Pakistani court in the central city of Bahawalpur under Judge Shabbir Ahmed. All-in-all, he made more than 3,000 posts on Facebook and WhatsApp that were offensive verbally and visually against the prophet Muhammad and his wives.

Raza was one of 15 people arrested last year (10 Muslims /5 non-Muslims) for this type of crime (blasphemy). Raza not only posted the offensive material on social media, he was actively sharing publicly with onlookers at a bus terminal which spurred the complaint which got him arrested 14 months ago. Raza isn’t likely a wealthy man, as he only had 20,000 Rials on him when arrested, which is the equivalent of about 60 U.S. cents.

Most of the mainstream media (MSM) is attempting the make the point that the country has never previously executed anyone convicted of blasphemy.  What the MSM is largely failing to report is the reason why; typically, in these situations, Muslims form violent mobs which publicly execute people like this using street justice (lynching) so they don’t normally even make it into a courtroom. Frequently, it only takes a simple accusation to trigger a death mob with no real proof generally required.

In 2011, a police guard accused a provincial governor of blasphemy just before he pulled out his gun and shot him to death. Ironically, the governor had simply made some defensive remarks about a Christian female who had been sentenced to death under the blasphemy law, stating that perhaps the laws were too harsh.

Earlier in 2017, a […]

1205, 2017

Senate Passes Resolution to Stop GHS

By |May 12th, 2017|Health, South Carolina, State|Comments Off on Senate Passes Resolution to Stop GHS

Resolution to Stop GHS Passes Senate with Unanimous Consent
Entire Senate body is in agreement that Greenville Hospital System has violated Act 432 and should cease its activities until the lawsuit against GHS is settled.
Greenville, SC – State Senator Tom Corbin introduced the resolution on Thursday, May 11, which reads as follows:

S.726 – A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION: TO OPPOSE THE RECENT ACTIONS OF THE GREENVILLE HOSPITAL SYSTEM.

Whereas, the Greenville Hospital System has recently engaged in an effort to restructure; and

Whereas, this was done in secret behind closed doors without notice or notification; and

Whereas, neither the citizens of Greenville County nor the Greenville County Legislative Delegation were informed of the closed door meeting; and

Whereas, the Greenville Hospital System is attempting to transform from a public not-for-profit organization into a private organization; and

Whereas, the members of the Greenville Legislative Delegation feel that this is in direct violation of Act 432 of 1947, which created the Greenville Hospital System; and

Whereas, if this goes through, the newly created Greenville Hospital System private boards, which will control the hospital system, will have absolutely no oversight by the people of Greenville County from which it was created; and

Whereas, members of the Greenville County Legislative Delegation, as well as some members of the public, have filed suit to stay this action; and

Whereas, this resolution would cause the Greenville Hospital System to cease its action until the lawsuit is settled. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:  That the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, oppose the recent actions of the Greenville Hospital System.
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1105, 2017

The Gas Fee (Tax) Debt Bomb

By |May 11th, 2017|Politics, South Carolina, State|Comments Off on The Gas Fee (Tax) Debt Bomb

Why swapping one three-letter word for another is a BIG deal.
I can’t recall ever seeing such a groundswell of opposition to anything greater than this new 12 cent gas tax being shoved down our throats in Columbia.  By now, many know that the new tax will fund college tuition and many things other than the roads we’ve so desperately wanted to be repaired, but what about them changing this from a tax to a fee?
WARNING: Continuing to read will likely cause a serious increase in blood pressure.
If it had remained a gas “tax” then those in Columbia would be prohibited from using an incoming tax as leverage for more money, but if it is a “fee” then they are allowed to leverage into more money. In other words; they are already planning to use the billions more they are taking from us to BORROW money and put the people in debt billions on top of those billions!

Governor Henry McMaster was obviously complacent in all this or he would have held his vote for the five days and used his bully pulpit to back down a couple more senators. Instead, he quickly vetoed and returned knowing they barely had the two-thirds majority in the senate to override him.

2603, 2017

The Mullikin Bunch

By |March 26th, 2017|Politics, South Carolina, State|1 Comment

A look at political donations by
Congressional Candidate Thomas Mullikin.
WHO: Thomas Mullikin (Lawyer)
WHAT: Congressional Race
WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: SC District 5

Always follow the money; people tend to spend the money they earn on what’s most important to them. In the case of Thomas Mullikin of Camden, he’s not unlike many politically-minded attornies as he donates to politicians regardless of party affiliation.

Going from left to right, top to bottom; an examination of the political values financed by Thomas Mullikin.

Kay Hagan (Democrat) – former US Senator from North Carolina.
Thomas Mullikin donated on two separate occasions, totaling $1,262.00.

Hagan was a huge supporter of Obamacare. Even as late as the end of 2013 when 160,000 people had received cancellation notices of their insurance policies, Hagan still boasted on her website that if you “liked your plan, you could keep it.” It was her staunch support of Obamacare which led to the end of her political career.

Inez Tenenbaum (Democrat) – former SC Superintendent of Education
Thomas Mullikin donated on six separate occasions totaling $2,100.00when Tenenbaum ran for US Senate.

Tenenbaum was in her second term as State Superintendent of Education when she ran for US Senate. Under Tenenbaum, the SC Department of Education put the state of South Carolina in debt by $1.75 BILLION.

John Spratt (Democrat) – former SC Congressman for the 5th District
Thomas Mullikin donated on four separate occasions totaling $2,850.00. This donor relationship spanned 19 years (1989 to 2008) after Mullikin briefly worked for Spratt.

Spratt served as a Democrat Congressman for 28 years in the same district which Thomas Mullikin is now running for office. He was finally removed from office after supporting Obamacare, then losing his seat to Republican Mick Mulvaney.

Bennie Thompson (Democrat) – current MS Congressman for the 2nd District
Thomas Mullikin […]

2203, 2017

Intelligence: Russian Interference with Elections

By |March 22nd, 2017|National, Politics|Comments Off on Intelligence: Russian Interference with Elections

The Top 7 Things You Should Know Regarding US Intelligence Findings
This has been largely ignored by the Main SCREAM Media, but the Director of National Intelligence release a report on January 6, 2017, regarding combined findings of FBI, CIA, and NSA, in regards to Russian interference in United States Elections. You can read the full report here, but here are the top 7 issues which should be reported upon with direct quotes from the report:

1. Russia meddling in our elections is nothing new. They have been doing it dating back to the U.S.S.R.
“Russia, like its Soviet predecessor, has a history of conducting covert influence campaigns focused on US presidential elections that have used intelligence officers and agents and press placements to disparage candidates perceived as hostile to the Kremlin.”

“During the Cold War, the Soviet Union used intelligence officers, influence agents, forgeries, and press placements to disparage candidates perceived as hostile to the Kremlin, according to a former KGB archivist.”

“Since the Cold War, Russian intelligence efforts related to US elections have primarily focused on foreign intelligence collection. For decades, Russian and Soviet intelligence services have sought to collect insider information from US political parties that could help Russian leaders understand a new US administration’s plans and priorities.”

“In the 1970s, the KGB recruited a Democratic Party activist who reported information about then-presidential hopeful Jimmy Carter’s campaign and foreign policy plans, according to a former KGB archivist.”
2. Russia was the source of information for WikiLeaks:
“We assess with high confidence that Russian military intelligence (General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU) used the Guccifer 2.0 persona and DCLeaks.com to release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets and relayed material to WikiLeaks.”
3. […]

2702, 2017

Oscars: Third Lowest Rating Since 1974

By |February 27th, 2017|Entertainment, FakeNews, XPC|Comments Off on Oscars: Third Lowest Rating Since 1974

How many people normally watch the Oscars? I could have sworn I saw somewhere that 100 million people would be watching the Oscars.  No mention of that number today, so I did a little digging. First, I Googled “100 million will watch Oscars” and immediately got a return with a New York Times article which was published before the airing of the Oscars. Just one problem; when I clicked on the article to read it, there was no mention of the “100 million” in the article anywhere.

The actual number of viewer was approximately 34 million. No doubt, this was fake news designed to make people want to watch it; like hyping up the Super Bowl. The way Google works and re-spiders websites, this search probably won’t continue to produce this same result for long, but if you know how, you can pull up a cached version of websites so you can still see them prior to the change, which is what we did for this New York Times article and here is the paragraph that was removed after the Oscars tanked:

They were not only pumping up a fake number, they were promoting almost WWF-style on the coming clash between President Donald Trump and Hollywood.

I didn’t watch the Hollywood love-fest and honestly don’t know anyone who did, but here’s a great clip making the rounds online today where these liberal idiots completely screwed up in giving out their biggest award of the evening; giving Best Picture to La La Land when it was really supposed to go to Moonlight.

Sure, there was plenty of Trump-bashing that the MSM is gleefully replaying today… because they have to… because no one watched it the first time.

Here’s the fake news we’d […]

902, 2017

Judicial Coup d’état by 9th Circuit

By |February 9th, 2017|Judicial, National|1 Comment

The rights of State Universities (to not be inconvenienced) outweighed the rights of US Citizens to be protected from terrorists.
The 9th Circuit Court usurps its Constitutional authority, effectively taking over national security in their ruling to uphold the lower court’s suspension of a travel ban from seven dangerous countries. The three-judge panel (Judges Richard R. Clifton, William Canby and Michelle T. Friedland ) has effectively given a green light for terrorists to pour across our borders. This court is playing with American lives and any blood that follows will be on their hands.

Not only has the 9th Circuit overridden the Executive Office, they have effectively overridden Congress as well. Congress adopted a provision in 1952 saying the President “may by proclamation and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens and any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants” whenever he thinks it “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.”

The courts are clearly out-of-control and we no longer have three equal branches of government with this being the latest of many out-of-bound decisions by the courts. Americans have truly become subjects of those who wear robes.

The seven nations identified in President Donald Trump’s travel ban were also “identified by the Obama administration as the seven most dangerous countries in the world in regard to harboring terrorists,”  as previously stated White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

The seven countries included in the Executive Order which implemented the temporary ban are:
Syria
Iraq
Iran
Sudan
Libya
Yemen
Somalia
Considering there are 50 Muslim countries in the world, the continuous claims of Main Stream Media (MSM) that this is a ban on Muslims, is blatantly dishonest (#FakeNews).

The full 9th Circuit Court brief can be read by clicking […]

2401, 2017

Judicial Reform: Appearance of Impropriety

By |January 24th, 2017|South Carolina, State|Comments Off on Judicial Reform: Appearance of Impropriety

Judicial Reform: Appearance of Impropriety

Every year when the South Carolina Legislature goes back into session, there’s a number of things that always happen; the calls for Judicial Reform being among them. Each year, many activists as well as those who feel they’ve been screwed over by the judicial system begin screaming for reform only to be largely ignored.  Who can blame them for trying when no other state selects judges the way South Carolina does?

Legislators appoint judges, many of whom are attorneys, and then those attorneys continue to practice law bringing cases before the very judges they have employed. How can anyone going up against a lawyer/legislator possibly get a fair hearing? At the very least, it screams with the appearance of impropriety making it impossible to determine whether or not there was favoritism if you lose to such a system.

And, what about those seeking to become a judge, like Grace Knie of Campobello? Over the past few years, she and her husband (Patrick) have donated a lot of money to legislators and candidates to become legislators.  If we only focus on the donations which really matter, those to legislators who are currently serving and actually have a say (vote) on whether or not Knie becomes a judge, donations totaling $11,300 have been made to the following 19 legislators:

Senate
*Scott Talley (R) = $700
*Mike Gambrell (R) = $250
*Luke Rankin (R) = $500
*Gerald Malloy (D) = $500
Vincent Sheheen (D) = $1,000
*Katrina Shealy (R) = $250
Glenn Reese (D) = $1,000
John Courson (R) = $250

House
Derham Cole (R) = $750
Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D) = $1,100
*Gary Clary (R) = $2,000
Michael Anthony (D) = $250
Neal Collins (R) = $250
Justin Bamberg (D) = $250
Christopher Hart (D) = $100
*Eddie Tallon (R) = $400
Harold Mitchell (D) […]

1712, 2016

Best Star Wars Movie Ever!

By |December 17th, 2016|Entertainment|Comments Off on Best Star Wars Movie Ever!

Rogue One is the first Star Wars movie truly worthy of all the hype.
I have zero doubt that there will be plenty of people who’ll disagree and would be willing to argue with me all day long.  Those same people will never be convinced otherwise. It won’t matter to them that I was one of the original fans, standing in line for 3 hours on a hot summer day (more than once) to see Episode IV (A New Hope) or that I’m certain I’ve watched it more than 100 times since.  In other words, I consider myself a real fan of the series.We loved that original movie, but why? It had great characters, cool character names, incredible sound effects, and music, it was really neat to watch such a futuristic movie about events that took place “

We loved that original movie, but why? It had great characters, cool character names, incredible sound effects, and music, it was really neat to watch such a futuristic movie about events that took place “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” but mostly, Lucas went somewhere no one had gone before (on that level) with the special effects.

If the original Star Wars had all the same characters, actors, story line, etc, but had been produced with Flash Gordon style special effects then we wouldn’t even be having such a discussion now.

SIDE NOTE: Ironically, George Lucas wanted the rights to Flash Gordon so he could remake, and it was because he couldn’t obtain the rights that he decided to create his own space opera (The Star Wars).
There have always been things which have bothered about the original movie.  There’s probably an answer for this, but in what […]