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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.
2909, 2015

The Hill Buries Speaker John Boehner

By |September 29th, 2015|Congressional, National, Politics|1 Comment

Perhaps it is lost on Boehner, but what is all over the barn floor is not chocolate candy. It is the remains of the Obama agenda that has been rejected by the House.

Great article at The Hill by Rick Manning who makes some great points and says what many of us are thinking as well.  Manning holds nothing back as he begins his article (Time to Really Say Goodbye Mr Speaker) with:
On Friday, I praised Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on his decision to leave office; now, I’m going to bury him. What changed? Boehner’s announced intention to not go away, but instead to use his lame-duck period to “clean the barn.”
How is any of this supposed to work? How is any of this supposed to benefit the people or even “the party?”

You know how it is when an employee comes in one day and gives his two week notice; the employer doesn’t have to accept that notice, especially in environments which a person could do some serious damage during that time. How often have you seen an employer just go ahead and have the employee box up their stuff and get escorted out the door? This is where we need to say, “Thank you so much Mr. Speaker for your notice, now box up and vacate the position immediately!”

What Manning is calling for is a reasonable approach:
With the vote for Speaker still pending, the majority leader can and should thwart any egregious Boehner action simply by using his power over the legislative calendar. Boehner should finish out the two-month continuing resolution that he is working on and then retire gracefully on Oct. 1, allowing the House to move forward with the new leadership it so […]

609, 2015

Greenville Health System Going Private

By |September 6th, 2015|Health, South Carolina, State|3 Comments

PNN EXCLUSIVE: Greenville Health System (GHS)
plotting to move from a Public Non Profit to a Private Entity
We make no bones about it; we (PNN) are a hardcore group of conservatives attempting to build a more modern news outlet because we love the free market and detest the liberal mainstream media. We also believe in transparency when it comes to our government which places us in an awkward situation in respect to what GHS is attempting to do, so we will lay out the facts as we know them and leave it up to you to decide.

In 1912 the original hospital began with just 84 beds.

In 1947 State Act 432 creates Greenville General Hospital System to serve Greenville County. At this point, they became a taxpayer subsidized entity.

In 1966, I was born at Greenville Memorial Hospital and their name changed to Greenville Hospital System and the Board of Trustees purchased a 128-acre site on Grove Road. From this point forward, GHS continued to greatly expand, opening new facilities every few years, such as Marhall Pickens, a Nursing School, Children’s Hospital, Cancer Center, and much more, all with the help of taxpayers.

In 2007 GHS receives its largest single gift of $2.5 million from BI-LO® Charities for a children’s cancer center, so it goes to show that charity has helped grow GHS significantly as well.

In 2013 Greenville Hospital System becomes Greenville Health System.

Because We the People are not to suffer taxation without representation, our elected representatives pick the Board of Trustees to serve the public’s interest.

Although we have not been able to confirm this one piece of information directly; we are told that GHS is now the largest healthcare system in the state of South Carolina with […]

2708, 2015

Trump Soars Above 40%

By |August 27th, 2015|Politics, State House Races|Comments Off on Trump Soars Above 40%

In the latest poll posted by Gravis,
Donald Trump becomes the first candidate to break 40%.
Trump’s numbers are higher than all of the next 5 candidates combined! Here are the results:

Donald Trump – 40.1%

Ben Carson – 13%

Jeb Bush – 10%

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) – 7%

Carly Fiorina – 5.2%

John Kasich – 4.8%

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) – 4.7%

Mike Huckabee – 3.7%

Scott Walker – 3.5%

Rick Perry – 1.5%

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) – 1.5%

Chris Christie – 1.4%

George Pataki – 1.1%

Rick Santorum – 1%

Bobby Jindal – 0.9%

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) – 0.6%

This news release from Gravis:
Washington, D.C., August 25, 2015 – One America News Network, “OAN”, a credible source for 24/7 national and international news, released today its most recent 2016 Republican Presidential National Poll results conducted by Gravis Marketing. One America News Network’s latest national poll shows some amazing results for political outsider Donald Trump.

The New York real estate mogul has surged 30% above his pre-debate first place poll finish of 30.8% (as reported by OAN on July 31st) soaring to a new high of 40.1%.

Dr. Ben Carson, who won the GOP first debate as reported by OAN per its post-debate national poll results, has moved into second with 13.0%.

Jeb Bush dropped 3.3% to 10.0%, landing the former Florida Governor in third place.

Rounding out the top five and capturing a higher percentage of the GOP poll vote is Ted Cruz at 7.0% and Carly Fiorina with 5.2%. Fiorina has the biggest ranking jump moving from a previous 12th place, non-main stage debate position, into the top five.

Three of the top five, namely Trump, Cruz, and Fiorina, have never held office.

The OAN poll results show consolidation with the top five candidates accounting for 75.3% of the poll votes compared to 68.3% […]

2608, 2015

Gay Black Man Murders Two White Reporters

By |August 26th, 2015|Culture, Mainstream Media, National|2 Comments

As the mainstream continues to incite black-on-white violence, it is nearly impossible to find where the mainstream is reporting the race of the man, Vester Flanagan, who has identified himself as the shooter.

Allegedly, Vester Flanagan who is also known by the stage name of Bryce Williams, murdered the two white reporters this morning in Roanoke, VA.

Flanagan, who is a gay black man, was live tweeting his actions and Flanagan was actually videotaping the murders as he committed them as well, then uploaded to YouTube. The Twitter account has been suspended and YouTube has removed the video.

Even though Flanagan has referred to the Emanuel Church shootings and other instances, indicating he is taking part in a race war, the mainstream media and others are referring to this incidence as “work place violence” instead of a hate crime.
“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…” ABC News reports he wrote.

“What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them,” stated Vester Flanagan in the 23 page manifesto he had faxed to ABC News.

“Yes, it will sound like I am angry…I am.  And I have every right to be.  But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace…” he wrote. “The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!” Further stated by the self-proclaimed “gay” black man, Vester Flanagan.

It appears Vester Flanagan has now died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but given the incredible bias which has been put forth […]

2008, 2015

Hillary Clinton Thriving on Controversy

By |August 20th, 2015|National, Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on Hillary Clinton Thriving on Controversy

Hillary Clinton keeps attempting to
make light of a serious situation.
“When is all this talk about her emails going to end?” This was a question I heard someone ask Wednesday morning as more news reports regarding Clinton’s email servers were playing in the background. The person went on to say, “It seems like this has just been going on forever!”

I then began to wonder if people in general are growing so tired of this that they are beginning to tune it out.  It is typically the steady drumbeat of the left against the right which finally wears people down… then people (in general) assume guilt based on a steady diet from the mainstream, regardless of whether it is real or not, and then the mainstream, in lockstep, marches on to their next target.  Many in the mainstream have attempted to run interference for Clinton but this email server problem isn’t going away… and many can no longer ignore or defend it… but have we reached that tipping point where people (in general) actually don’t want to hear anymore about it? This happened before with a previous Clinton in an incident with an intern and perjury, to the point a group called was formed strictly to hammer the American public about moving on to other things.  Where is now for this Clinton?

The other day Hillary Clinton made light about the intentional deleting of her emails by stating, “By the way, you may have seen that I’ve recently launched a Snapchat account. I love it. I love it. Those messages disappear all by themselves!” To me, this sounded very similar to something many of us heard as children, “Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah… you can’t get […]

1908, 2015

American Holocaust: Planned Parenthood

By |August 19th, 2015|Culture, Health, National|Comments Off on American Holocaust: Planned Parenthood

“There are times when after the procedure
is done that the heart actually is still beating.”
The Center for Medical Progress has released a third episode titled:
Human Capital – Planned Parenthood’s Custom Abortions for Superior Product

These cold, heartless, individuals discuss dissection of a baby and refer to it’s parts as “line items” among other statements which are difficult to hear such as:

“The fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups it just fell out,” stated Perrin Larton of Advanced BioScience Resources.
Van Handel of Novogenix Laboratories, LLC, admits, “There are times when after the procedure is done that the heart actually is still beating.”

The former Planned Parenthood employee recounts her experience and it seems inescapable that any human with a conscience would be able to experience such without serious psychological scarring.

The following is the press release issued this morning regarding the release of the latest video from The Center for Medical Progress:

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19–The third episode in a new documentary web series and 7th video on Planned Parenthood’s supply of aborted fetal tissue tells a former procurement technician’s harrowing story of harvesting an intact brain from a late-term male fetus whose heart was still beating after the abortion.

The “Human Capital” documentary web series, produced by The Center for Medical Progress, integrates expert interviews, eyewitness accounts, and real-life undercover interactions to explore different themes within Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted fetal tissue. Episode 3, “Planned Parenthood’s Custom Abortions for Superior Product,” launches today at: http://www.centerformedicalprogress.o…

The series focuses on the personal narrative of Holly O’Donnell, a former Blood and Tissue Procurement Technician for StemExpress, a biotech start-up that until last week was partnered with two large northern California Planned Parenthood affiliates to purchase […]

1908, 2015

Poor Polling: Haley, Gas Tax

By |August 19th, 2015|Dark Horse Strategy, Politics, South Carolina, State, Taxes|1 Comment

Someone is probably getting paid well to do a bad job of polling!
From Dark Horse Strategy Group:
Last night we were fortunate enough to be sitting with a friend when they received a phone call to participate in a poll. He put it on speaker for everyone to hear and we all thought this was going to be one of the presidential campaigns but it wasn’t.

The majority of the questions centered on Nikki Haley and the gas tax. The group conducting the poll gave themselves some obscure name to hide the identity of who is really behind it and their first two questions asked about two groups which are on opposite sides of the gas tax issue; Fix Our Road and Americans for Prosperity, asking participants how they perceive these groups.

They went on to ask opinion questions of Nikki Haley and boy would we love to see those results! They also asked opinion of the Legislature as well as your own representatives, and of course… the Gas Tax.

Our participant stated they “strongly opposed the gas tax” and then the poll went on to numerous questions on how they could possibly change your mind – knowing the following (i.e. this can be a tax swap), how do you now feel about the gas tax, with each question that attempted to change your mind having the following available responses:

Strongly for the gas tax.
Somewhat for the gas tax.
Somewhat against the gas tax.
Strongly against the gas tax.

What makes this especially bad is that not only did someone craft those responses, leaving out the natural answer of “no change” but there are multiple people typically involved in the polling process, so how on earth could a set of so-called professionals all […]

1508, 2015

Schwaben House

By |August 15th, 2015|Food Critic, Travel|Comments Off on Schwaben House

German and European cuisine for the discriminating palate…
I would suggest making reservations or at least calling ahead to make certain of seating. As we entered Schwaben House for our first time, the atmosphere was immediately captivating with very little German or European influence. The bar was made of a long-split log and was absolutely gorgeous.

First thing up was a salad and I can honestly say that I’ve never had a salad quite like this one before.  It had some leafy greens as you would expect and it had shaved carrots which wouldn’t have been abnormal except they were in a pile to themselves, beside a small pile of kraut and a few green beans.  All were in the salad together but separate with a dressing that I just won’t even try to describe, but let’s just say as unusual as it was; it was a great blend of flavors.

No bread or anything like that was brought to the table, but instead they brought each person a single meatball in marinara sauce from “Chef Robert” and while it was a bit unusual, it was good and particularly of note is that this, along with everything that followed was obviously crafted with quality ingredients.

Next up (and I simply had to order this as I hadn’t had it in a very long time) was garlic soup. It was fantastic, but if you are on a date, you had better make certain your date will be eating some of this as well. I didn’t care much however for the way it was served (in a mason jar).  This makes it a bit awkward to eat with the spoon going in and coming out at an angle, as it […]

1508, 2015

Cake Wars: Art Eats Bakery

By |August 15th, 2015|Travel|Comments Off on Cake Wars: Art Eats Bakery

Cake Wars recently featured
Greenville’s Art Eats Bakery

And, today Art Eats Bakery hosted an open house with a variety of local vendors attending as a show of support for their success (and to get some free cupcakes).
From the Art Eats Bakery website:

Cake designs have come a long way in the last few years. Thanks to the Food Network and others that have showcased some fantastic cake artist. Now you can get the cake of your dreams that is a true work of masterpiece art. It can be sculpted to look like anything you like. We have set up cakes at events that people thought were sculptures, real pillows or part of the decorations.  

At Art Eats Bakery we want you to have the best of both worlds, a gorgeous cake that looks too good to eat, but tastes too delicious not to.  The finest ingredients and decorating that South Carolina has to offer. The cake is the centerpiece for most wedding receptions and birthdays. The wedding cake can be elegant romantic traditional or contemporary and modern. It is the first thing guests see when they walk in to the venue and the last thing they eat before they leave. Be sure to get the best and leave a lasting impression on your friends and family.

We do 3D sculpted cake designs, characters, games, sports, schools, and any other birthday, shower, baby, kids, and adult cake designs. Any idea that you have can be transformed into a beautiful fun creative cake that tastes fantastic!

Some photos from today’s event:

Cuddly Critters Pet Sitting

Art Eats Bakery gave away gift bags and a variety of door prizes today.

Velocity Printing

Michelin Man’s got nothing on me!

Not only do the cakes look and taste great […]

1408, 2015

Loser Series: The No Brainers

By |August 14th, 2015|Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on Loser Series: The No Brainers

Presidential hopefuls who just
cannot possibly win no matter what.
From Dark Horse Strategy Group:

We’ve previously written about two candidates (Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina) which don’t stand a chance of winning. Recently Fox News divided a presidential debate into two sections, the top ten and the bottom seven. While we still acknowledge this could be anybody’s race… or rather almost anybody’s race, we are simply eliminating those who can’t win, one-by-one… but today we’ll go ahead and quickly take out two:

George Pataki
From his campaign website: Former three-term governor of New York George Pataki brought conservative solutions to a state in crisis, revived the economy and led through the worst terrorist attack on American soil. As Governor, he inspired people of all backgrounds to work together and believe in a better future.
I met Governor Pataki about ten years ago and he was very personable and I honestly didn’t know who he was at the time… the problem is most people still don’t know who he is. Pataki could make a decent showing in New Hampshire but we would expect him to drop out immediately after that primary as he is unlikely to do well enough to even continue to South Carolina. He just simply will not have the resources to mount a serious campaign.

Jim Gilmore


He was governor of Virginia from 1998 to 2002 but has a serious name ID problem and will be absent the resources to change that.

Perhaps the biggest indicator that he doesn’t have a very serious campaign is the fact that you can search for “Jim Gilmore” on Google and best of luck finding the campaign website. We tried a variety of searches and eventually had to go to a third party website to […]