Sunday, December 6, 2009

Life should mean Life: Oppose Parole of Barbara Rossi's Killer

Murderer of Barbara Rossi should serve full life sentence

By: Keith H. Seymour

During the Fall of 1984, one of the most heinous crimes ever a committed in Columbia, South Carolina was committed. A young lady who was a senior at the University of South Carolina, and who had a promising career as a nurse was kidnapped. What made this particular kidnapping so unique was that there was no apparent reason for it, other than victimizing an innocent woman for the sake of it. What also made this kidnapping so unique was the fact that the young lady was kidnapped in “broad daylight,” while walking to her car at a local mall. The end result of this kidnapping was that the young lady was raped and subsequently murdered. The young lady;s name was Barbara Rossi, known to her family and friends as “Bobbi.” The name of the killer, who is now up for parole is Marcellus Pierce. Mr. Pierce was found guilty of the crime, and was sentenced to life in prison., with the possibility of parole. At the time, this was the second highest sentence for such a capital crime at that time.

I did not know Ms. Rossi, however, two of my sisters did since they played on the soccer team that her father's business sponsored. However, the one thing that everyone in Columbia, and much of South Carolina had in common, whether or not they were acquainted with the family, was the arrogance of Mr. Pierce. The fact that he committed this crime in a very public place, during broad daylight alone, is enough to boggle the mind. In addition to which, here was a woman whose goal was to protect and save lives, that had her life taken, and her killers are now once again up for parole. Mr. Rossi has since passed on, but his Bobbi's mother is still alive, and the fact that she must be subjected to making sure her daughter's killers are kept off the streets, is no less than mind boggling.

This brings me to my main point of this article. There is a petition circulating to oppose the parole of Marcellus Pierce, that will be presented at his parole hearing on January 6, 2010. The signatures should not only come from people who knew Ms. Rossi or are acquainted with her family, but every law abiding citizen, who wishes to keep our communities safe. I apologize for offending anyone, but if you take an innocent life and are sent to jail for the rest of your life, that is where you should spend the rest of your life. Unlike their victims, these murderers still possess life. Someone sentenced to life in prison has had their freedom taken away, a choice they made when they committed the crime. Barbara Rossi did not make the choice to be murdered. So where is the justice in freeing her killer. If you know, please contact me. As one person who agrees that Barbara Rossi's killer should never be set free, put it: letting Barbara Rossi's killers out because they served a certain amount of time, is like rewarding Attila the Hun with Spring break, because he took a day off from killing people.
If this man gets out, it could be the daughter, wife, sister, etc, of someone reading this or hearing about this article.

Anyone wishing to assist in this cause, may e-mail me at, and I will be happy to send them a copy of the petition to sign and circulate. They should feel free to make as many copies as possible. Petitions may be sent to:

Vince DiMaria
1660 Belmont Dr.
Columbia,SC 29206 or faxed to 803-782-4470

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Midlands Citizens for Life has new meeting time and place

Beginning October 16, 2009, Midlands Citizens for Life will now meet at 6 p.m. at First Baptist of columbia,South carolina. Located in downtown Columbia. Meetings are open to all pro-life minded individuals, or anyone who wishes to find out more about the pro-Life cause.
For more information contact me at 803-960-8785 or or Deb marks at 803-920-4933 or at

Respectfully Yours

Keith H. seymour

Recording Secrtary

Midlands citizens for Life

Columbia, south Carolina

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Free Concert to benefit Midlands Chapter of S.C. Citizens for Life

Public Service Announcement July 28, 2009

For Immediate Release

Please join Midlands Citizens for Life for a benefit praise and worship concert Friday, October 2nd, at 7:00 pm in the Shortess Chapel at Columbia International University. Mercy’s Craft of Gilbert, SC will be the featured group. Meet and hear from representatives from the metro Columbia pro life ministries and outreaches. The debut of “Would she have Janie’s blue eyes?” music video will be shown. There is no cost, but a love offering will be received for Midlands Citizens for Life, sponsor of the event. All ages are welcome, but especially youth groups will enjoy this! Come join us!

Mercy’s Craft is the praise and worship band from the Tool Shed, a contemporary church in Gilbert, SC. Mercy’s Craft vision is that “We’re humans that make mistakes, have problems, and are not perfect by any means. But through Jesus Christ, all of our past and future failures are erased. God’s mercy makes us who we are today.”

Midlands Citizens for Life is a chapter of SC Citizens for Life, affiliated with National Right to Life. We are a single issue organization educating and upholding the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death, protecting the most vulnerable, the handicapped, elderly and sick. For more information about the concert, or Midlands Citizens for Life, contact Maggie Koestner, President at 741-9077 or call 252-5433.

# 30 #

Thursday, August 13, 2009

planned parenthood found guilty of financial fraud

Planned Parenthood in Spokane Fined 700K for Medicaid Overbilling on Abortion
by Steven EditorAugust 10, 2009
addthis_pub = 'sertelt';

Email RSS Print
Spokane, WA ( -- The Planned Parenthood abortion business in Spokane, Washington has been hit with a $700,000 fine from the state health department. The result of an audit by state officials shows it was routinely overbilling Medicaid for abortions as well as contraception and family planning services.
According to the audit, state health officials found Planned Parenthood of Spokane was "unbundling" abortion claims and falsely billing for doctor visits when customers were picking up prescriptions.
Mary Emanuel and Jonathan B, who run the web site Abortion in Washington (AIW), obtained copies of the audit documents from the Department of Social and Health Services.
They say they show Planned Parenthood has been ordered to reimburse the state $630,000 plus interest for the overpayments.
"The audit did not get into the question of whether the overbilling was part of a systematic fraud scheme, but it also was clear that if this practice continued PPS would lose its Medicaid billing privileges," they write.
AIW says the audit found five categories of overbilling.

For the complete story click on the link

Thursday, August 6, 2009

South Carolina Republican Lt. Governor, Andre' Bauer, and Conservative News Columnist Armstrong Williams right Terrific Editorials for South Carolina's leading African-American Newspaper. Go to page Three of Carolina Panorama Newspaper at

Friday, July 24, 2009

Filipino-American Association Fundraising Gala August 29,2009

Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia
(A Non-Profit Organization to Promote Inter-Cultural Education and Understanding)
P.O. Box 24112, Columbia, SC 29224
EIN 57-0942802
Email: Website:
Together we make a difference.
June 28, 2009
Dear Friends,
Thank you very for your past support of FAAGC's activities!
Your participation and donations through your time and other contributions has helped to make our activities a success.
The FAAGC will celebrate its 19th Annual Gala and 13th Induction Ball.
We will hold a formal dinner-dance ball on August 29, 2009 from 6 PM to midnight at the Marriott Hotel of Columbia at 1200 Hampton St. We invite you and your friends to join us on this happy occasion and to induct our newly elected Fil-Am officers and Executive Board.
Tickets are $45 per person if purchased on or before August 22, 2009 and $50 per person after that and at the door. Tickets for students are $35.00 each. The Columbia Fil-Am Cultural Dance Troupe will perform Philippine Folk Dances and modern dances for entertainment. There will be lively music to dance the night away and prizes to win from the raffles. Out of town guests may reserve a standard or double room at the Marriott for $99.00 per night plus tax. Please reserve early by calling 803-771-7000.
The Gala is our major annual fund-raising activity.
Your generous contribution will be a tremendous help to support our educational and cultural activities such as the scholarship fund, the Philippine cultural dance troupe, youth development program, and will bring us closer to establishing a Philippine Cultural Center in the midlands of South Carolina.
More importantly, part of your contribution will benefit the Philippine Red Cross and other charities that the FAAGC supports. In the past we have donated to the San Vicente de Paul Orphanage in Manila; SOS Village in Tacloban, Leyte; Boys and Girls Home in Marikina; the ERDA Foundation helping children in Metro Manila, and the Hospicio de San Jose Orphanage in Metro Manila. Helping the needy in the Philippines is one of the most noble and rewarding goals of our Association.
Please review the various sponsorship levels in the form at the back of this page and we thank you in advance for your generosity. Fill in the forms and send back with your payment and message before August 15, 2009 to be included in our souvenir program.
Thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you at the gala and MABUHAY!
Marj Peña
2009 – 2011
Executive Board
Marj Peña
(803) 360-2469
First Vice President
Cecille Jacobsen
(803) 494-5613
Second Vice President
Lisa Edwards
(803) 360-2636
Shirley McGuinness
(803) 794-3138
Asst. Secretary
Bambi Tijing
(803) 749-2177
Nieves McNulty
(803) 781-9509
Asst. Treasurer
Wyda Viray
(803) 699-5265
Executive Board Members:
Jojo Flora
(803) 788-2183
Cecille Geoghegan
(803) 787-5255
Grace Balanquit
(803) 419-1345
Grace Collins
(803) 808-5740
Daniel Adcock
Filipino American Association of Greater Columbia
P. O. Box 24112, Columbia, SC 29224
Nineteenth Anniversary Gala Donations, Ads and Tickets
50% of your donation will Benefit the Philippine Red Cross and other Charities.
Name or Company _________________________________________ Tel. No.____________________________
Address __________________________________________________ email ______________________________
_________________________________________________ FAX _______________________________
_________________________________________________ Contact person _______________________
I/we would like to donate as
[ ] Benefactor (minimum of $350) Amount $___________
A benefactor receives 3 complimentary gala tickets and the option of having a full page photo/message/ad in the souvenir program for free. Please include a photo and/or message or advertisement.
[ ] Sponsor (minimum of $250) Amount $ ____________
A sponsor receives 2 complimentary gala tickets and the option of having a half page photo/message/ad in the souvenir program. Please include a photo and/or message or advertisement.
[ ] Patron (minimum $150) Amount $ __________
A patron receives 1 complimentary gala ticket and the option of having a quarter page photo/message/ad in the souvenir program. Please include a photo and/or message or advertisement.
[ ] Donor (any amount under $150) Amount $ __________ No complimentary ticket.
[ ] Advertiser: Please attach your message/ photo and preferred layout. No complimentary ticket.
[ ] Full page - $200 [ ] Half page - $125 [ ] Quarter page - $75 [ ] Business card - $50
All messages/advertisements and payments must be turned in no later than August 15, 2009 for inclusion in the printed gala souvenir program.
To order tickets: Please enter the number of tickets needed ($45 per ticket on or before 8/22/2009; $50/ticket after) ________
Please list the names of persons you would like to be seated with here: _______________________________________________
Please note. Your tickets will be mailed to you if we receive your request by August 22, 2009. After August 22, you can get tickets personally from the officers, or we can hold them for you and have them available at the door. Due to the requirements of the Marriott of Columbia, we would appreciate confirmation of your reservation and payment by August 22, 2009.
Please do not write below this line. For office use only.
Total amount enclosed $_______________ Check # ____________ or cash___________ Receipt # _____________________
No. of paid tickets: _____ No. of Complementary tickets ______ Ticket #s ____________________ Date sent ___________
Ad size: [ ]whole page [ ]half page [ ]quarter page [ ] business card
Message attached: [ ] yes [ ] no (needs follow-up)
Solicited by _______________________________ Checked by ________________ Rec’d by Treasurer _______________

Monday, July 20, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Priest for Life

To help Priests for Life create an America without abortionis=s, I need you to click here and give your support to a project that comes right ou= of John's gospel.
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the ligh=, that his deeds may not be exposed (John 3:20).
Working off that reality, and using the financial gifts you and other=20 friends rush us today ...
... Priests for Life is about to shine the LIGHT OF TRUTH on abortionists so that their other patients, friends and neighbors will know what they are=20 doing!
In so doing we will turn up the heat so high that many, many abortionists will quit killing the youngest members of our human family.
Of course, there are some abortionists who are so shameless that they have no qualms about performing abortions.
Most abortionists, however, commit this terrible deed in secret. And =hey are petrified at the thought that others - especially other patients - well find out they have innocent blood on their hands.
Those are the abortionists we will focus our efforts on.
The key, though, is to act right now. Here's why.
The unjust and misguided killing of late-term abortionist George Tiller has brought to light the fact that in America today, a woman may legally hire an abortionist to kill her baby at any time during her pregnancy an= for whatever reason she states. That is the abortion-on-demand law impos=d on us in the Supreme Court's infamous 1973 Roe v Wade ruling... a law the vast majority of your fellow Americans wholeheartedly rejects!
It goes without saying that we condemn the murder of George Tiller in no uncertain terms because violence is NEVER a solution for anything ... especially the violence of intentional murder.
Now is a time when it's more important than ever to promote peace=ul, legal methods of saving babies - and abortionists too! - because many in=the news media are paying some attention to "late-term abortion.
Priests for Life is also raising our voice - in the pulpits and classrooms ... as well as on the internet, radio and television - so tha= people see the hidden yet brutal violence of abortion itself: Babies dismembered, decapitated ... and their broken bodies thrown into incinerators.
Make no mistake. Abortion is violence. The=20 irrefutable facts prove it:
During a so-called "partial birth abortion the fully developed baby is pulled out of the mother's protective womb. A pair of razor sharp scissors are jabbed into his neck. His brain is sucked out. Once dead= the baby is fully delivered.
The list we have of hundreds of women who were killed by an abortionist during a procedure we are told is completely is only the tip of the iceberg. Most of these deaths are not reported as abortion-related deaths.
That's in addition to the 1.3 million babies killed every year... without anesthesia ... without mercy.
The instruments of torture used in an abortion - cannula ... cure=te ... forceps ... syringe - are as grim and ghastly as those used by Dr. Mengele and all the Nazi doctors.
The pro-life movement has documented more than 8,519=20 acts of violence and illegal activities by pro-abortionists. These crimes include:
à1,251 homicides and other killing=
à157 attempted homicides
à28 arsons and fire bombings
à904 assaults
à1,908 sex crimes ... including 250 rapes!
à106 kidnappings
à420 cases of vandalism
à290 drug crimes
à1,616 medical crimes
As you know only too well, abortion is wreaking havoc throughout our=20 nation. We must bring this modern-day "reign of terror to and! NOW!!!
Which is why Priests for Life will not pull back an inch. We are in t=e midst of an intense campaign to end abortion. And one tactic we are abou= to use to help us WIN that battle is ...
... to convince "doctors" to stop killing our unborn brothers and sisters!
Click here to get behind this project and make it the success it=20 needs to be!
In asking you to do this I'll be the first to admit that we won convince every abortionist to give up his deadly practice. But if we are as successful as I believe we can be, then we can reduce the number of abortionists by such a large number that we will have a major impact on =he abortion industry itself.
And the fewer the number of abortionists there are to do the killing ..
... the more babies we save!
Now before I tell you how we will conduct this new tactic, let me fir=t explain that there are basically two types of abortionists:
Level 1 Abortionists: Those who work at free-standing abortion mi=ls and openly advertise their services.
Level 2 Abortionists: Those who ply their trade at hospitals or=20 private offices without announcing it.
Most of the Level 1 abortionists have learned to live with being know= as an "abortionist." They're willing to take the heat.
But the Level 2 abortionists are much less secure in what they're=doing. They don't mind getting paid for butchering babies. But they want to remain in the shadows. And they definitely don't want anyone to know what t=ey're doing because, as Our Lord said:
For everyone who does evil hates the light that is deeds may not be exposed.
Well, unless those abortionists repent and give up their evil deeds .=.
... Priests for Life is going to shine the light of truth in their deadly work so that what they are doing to tiny, helpless babie= is exposed for everyone in their community to see.
Again, though, for that to happen I need you to click here and help fund this new strategy.
Having said that, let me spell out how we will carry out this project
1. Identify the Level=2 abortionists in each community. This is done by contacting their staff and other doctors ... both those in their field and those in=20 their local community.
2. Once we identify the abortionists, we will talk with them privately. We will minister to them. Counsel them. And finally challenge them - gently but firmly - to stop killing innocent babies.
3. If they refuse, we will tell them that they leave us no choice but to go public and let the community know that they are abortionists!
Your dollars are needed so we can carry out the first and third elements of this campaign.
The key point for you to keep in mind is this:
Many of those who do abortions will stop as soon as they know that their secret might get out!
And if this sounds too simple or too good to be true, let me assure you that this tactic can and has worked.
Our good friends at Life Dynamics have conducted campaigns like this in the past and they have convinced many, many abortionists to quit.
Here's something else to keep in mind.
As you know Priests for Life will launch our "Pro-Lif Freedom Ride" project early next year. In two or three of the cities where we hold a "Freedom Ride" event, we will publicly challenge known abortionists to give up their deadly practice!
The goal will be to "smoke out secret abortionists and put them on notice that the evil deeds they are doing in darkness are about to be exposed for all the world to see!
What's more, when you consider that the heralds of the culture of death now control the powers of government, convincing abortionists to quit is one of the few options left to us in our fight to protect the youngest members of our human family from abortion.
That said I need you to click here and give your wholehearted support to this vital proje=t!
At an absolute minimum, it will cost Priests for Life $150,000 to carry out this campaign.
And remember, NOW is the perfect time to do this because the public mind is still thinking about =he horror of late-term abortions. They are beginning to understand the horr=r of all that's entailed in these brutal killings. Which is why being an abortionist carries such a stigma and why most doctors really don't want to do them. After all, even those who do abortions suffer pangs of conscience ... and a lot of ambivalence.
So it's critically important that you click here and send Priests for Life a much-needed contribu=ion so that we can continue to shine the light of TRUTH on the horror of abortion and convince those who are doing the killing to abandon their evil ways.
And if I may ask you one more favor. Each year I survey our supporter to learn how we can serve their needs more effectively. After giving your donation, would you take a moment and fill out the short survey I've=placed at www.priestsforlife.og/survey. It is very important to me to know what you're thinking about our ministry!
Thank you for your much-needed help today. And know that in appreciat=on for all you do for this pro-life ministry and our unborn brothers and sisters, the priests of Priests for Life remember you at every Mass we offer. Thank you again and may God bless you.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Frank Pavone National Director, Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries
PS Something I failed to mention about this project is its residual impact. While it is certainly true that we will convince a fairly large number of abortionists to stop killing babies, it's also true that the mere fact that we conduct this campaign will persuade doctors who are only thinking about doing abortions to have second thoughts. So not only will reduce the number of current abortionists, we will also reduce the number of future abortionists. That said, I again ask you to click here and be as generous as you can so Priests for Life can build an America without abortionists! Thanks and God bless.
NOTE: If you prefer to send a check, please make it out to Priests fo= Life and send it to us at PO Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314. If you=20 have any questions, call us toll-free at 888-735-3448 x232.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Illegal immigration is hurting school finances

NOTE: I just got this e-mail from a friend of mine in the Filipino-American Society of Greater Columbia, South Carolina. She recieved from a relative, who is quoting an English Teacher from California. I happen to agree with these sentiments.

Subject: Problem in the Public Schools (From=a California school teacher).... >> >> This=English teacher has phrased it the best I've seen yet..... "As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware=of.... I'm in charge of the English-as-a-second-languag= department at a >> large southern California high school=which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that the students average lower socioeconomic and income levels.&=bsp;>> Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate Bell Gardens,
Huntington Park, etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools. Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When
I free breakfast, I'm not talking a=glass of milk and roll, but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fru=ts and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of=this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!) I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or more have cell phones. The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK) I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buy=ng new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative stud=nts who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in=America. (OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK!) I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country less then 3 months who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them=nbsp;"Putas" (whores) and throwing things that the teachers were in tears. Free medical, free education, free food, day care ., etc, etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled, not only to be in this country, but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements? To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and=housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes, let them spend=some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs. Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher ;medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases etc., etc, etc . For me, I'll pay more for=nbsp;tomatoes. We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster because we won't have the guts to enforce it. Does anyone in their right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and=return? It does, however, have everything to do with culture: A third-world culture that does not valu= education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school at age 15 and that refuses to assimilate, an American culture that has become so weak and worried about "politically correctness" that we don't have the will to do anything about it. If this makes your blood boil, as it did mine, forward this to everyone you know. CHEAP LABOR? Isn't that what the whole immigration issue is about? Some businesses do not want to pay a decent wage. Consumers don't want expensive produce. Our Government will tell you Americans don't want the jobs. But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase "cheap labor" is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as "cheap labor Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children takes a job for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return, he gets an "earned income credit" of up to 3,200 free. He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent. He qualifies for food stamps. He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care. His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school. He requires bilingual teachers and book.He qualifies for relief from high energy bills. If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI. Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare, all of this at (our) taxpayer's expense. He doesn't worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance. Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and&=bsp;>> printed material. He and his family receive the equivalemt of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits. Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after paying their bills and his. The American Taxpayers >> also pay=for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up. Cheap=labor? YEAH RIGHT! Wake up America! PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO AS MANY AS POSSIBLE OR WE WILL ALL GO DOWN THE DRAIN BECAUSE A FEW DON'T CARE.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Governor's Sanford's actions are betrayal of state, and put state in Jeopordy. Govermor should be forced to resign

By: Keith H. Seymour

WRITER’S NOTE: For purposes of journalistic integrity, I feel the need for purposes of disclosure that as someone whose family has lived in South Carolina for almost thirty-one years, and who has been a freelance writer and media consultant, I have met and made friends with various prominent political leaders on both sides of the political Isle. Among those I have met include Lieutenant Governor Bauer, who I have known since high school, and Governor Sanford, whose campaigns I have volunteered.

Up until recently, I have had a great deal of respect for the governor, including at times when I have disagreed with his positions on various political issues. I also still agree with the governor’s position on the stimulus package. It will be detrimental to this state, and as detrimental as his remaining in office.

Having made that disclosure, I must preface my remarks that in writing this article, I am going to have to remember that as a journalist, I need to avoid personalizing the governor’s actions. This is going to be very difficult since I feel like I have been played for as a fool. Just prior to the start of the press conference, a journalist from the “New York Times,” suggested infidelity, and I stated that Governor Sanford in addition to being a man who held positive values, was too predictable and boring to commit adultery. I also feel that the governor of this state has made South Carolinians look like a bunch of Bible thumping hypocrites, to the entire nation. I personally experienced this humiliation, when I phoned a cousin of mine in Washington D.C. who I had just seen at a recent family reunion here in South Carolina. When I called my cousin to warn him what he would see on the national news, I found out he had already been asked by someone “Did you go on any interesting hikes with the governor of South Carolina, while visiting your family in South Carolina.” The call that I made to my cousin was less than an hour following the press conference. Unlike the person who had said this to him, my cousin had not yet heard of Sanford’s indiscretion, and had no idea what the innuendo meant. (I.e. those bible thumping South Carolina relatives of yours have such great values that they elected an adulterer.) The fact that South Carolinians would have to defend our “Bible Belt values” as the real thing to people we know from other states is unacceptable and admittedly something that should be taken personally.

However, from a non-personal point of view, the fact is that Mark Sanford’s actions are no different than those of Bill Clinton’s actions during his presidency, and Republicans “must” hold the governor up to the same standards of behavior and honesty, as President Clinton. I realize that there are those within the state’s Republican Party and this country who have and are going to state that what this man does in private is not the public’s business, and that the man is only human. As a colleague of mine from one of the major television news station here in Columbia stated, after I ran into him,” I know a lot of humans who do not behave in this manner.” As for those on both sides of the political aisle, let me say this: Senator Jake Knotts (Republican-Lexington County) and other South Carolina Republicans, saying that Governor Sanford should be forgiven, are the very same people who justifiably condemned President Clinton, several years ago for similar actions. Likewise Representative Todd Rutherford and other Democrats, calling for Governor Sanford’s resignation, are some of the same people who felt Former President Clinton should be forgiven. I would be remiss in my duty as a journalist not to point out the hypocrisy of these and other elected officials whose political affiliation and agendas are more important than the moral and political stability of those people in this state. Such individuals need to be replaced. However, that is another editorial for another time.

The fact is that South Carolinians take Bible Belt “family values” seriously, and this man was elected twice, because ( at least in part) this man falsely portrayed himself has having those values, when in truth he was not living by up them. This man did just lie to the people of South Carolina; he mocked the values of the people of this state. He therefore, abused not just the trust of South Carolinians, but South Carolinians themselves.

Those people, who state that this man’s private life is his own business, are correct. However, when this man’s affair caused him to jeopardize the smooth running of this state by not telling the Lieutenant governor of his absence, and he used a state paid for car to drive him to the airport, so he could fly to his mistress in Argentina, it became the business of every person in this state. The people of this state do not pay taxes to our elected officials so they can use tax paid vehicles to go off on romantic rendezvous with their lovers.

Neither do the citizens of this state pay taxes to have our state’s well-being put in Jeopardy. Since the governor felt it is more important to use the power of his hormones to please his mistress, than to cater to the moral and physical well-being of the people to whose care he has been entrusted, he showed he did not care about the well-being of this state and its citizens. His actions are no less than pure neglect. When a parent neglects their children, said parent is relieved of those children for the purpose of making sure that those children grow up to become emotionally and physically stable individuals, Likewise Governor Sanford needs to be relieved of his duties as the person in charge of this state, so this stae may be reespected as moral, and may thrive on the dignity and pride of values that have made it the Center of this country's Bible belt and moral compass.

If South Carolina is to keep its values for the survival of this state, and so that the people of this state may continue to teach their children that right is right and wrong is wrong regardless of money, power, or political affiliation, then those elected to represent the citizens in this state need to be urged to ask for Governor Sanford’s resignation. Such actions may be forgivable based on political affiliation in our nation’s capitol, or other states. It is not, and need not become acceptable in South Carolina.

In regards to this, It should be restated at this point for those who will inevitably state that this man’s private life is no one’s business but those of his family and Governor Sanford, as well as those who state you cannot legislate morality, that this man put the smooth running of this state in jeopardy by (1) Not telling the Lieutenant governor of his absence in case pressing business needed to be dealt with (2) by lying to his staff members about his whereabouts, and (3) by creating a situation that not only makes puts this state in a negative light to the point that people view South Carolinians a hypocrites, but to the degree that people will not want to visit or move to a state that “does not practice what we preach.” South Carolina is already on the bottom of the list in almost every other category; let’s not let our elected officials put us on the bottom of the list in the areas of honesty and positive family values.

Furthermore it needs to be re-stated that a state funded vehicle was used to take him to the airport for this personal event, which is clearly a misuse of taxpayer funds.

In closing, I would like to sincerely state that as someone who believes in the sanctity of marriage, I hope the Sanford’s work out their marriage, and that their children survive this tragedy. However, whether this man saves what is left of his marriage, one thing remains clear. He needs to resign or forceably removed, so this state’s image moral and political stability may remain intact.

Keith H. Seymour is freelance writer and Media Consultant from Columbia, South Carolina, where he has lived for over 30 years. He may be reached at or at 803-960-8785 (cell Phone)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

“Baby Boomers need to also be held accountable for Moral and Economic Problems in this Country and the world”

“Baby Boomers need to also be held accountable for Moral and Economic Problems in this Country and the world”
By: Keith H. Seymour

It has often been stated that the “Baby Boomers” have affected the United United and even the world, more than any other within the past 100 years. It has also been said that the same group of people have done more to advance this country and the world, than any other generation. I have no doubt that both of these statements are true. Clearly, the Baby Boomers have done a great deal to bring their younger siblings, children and grandchildren to moral and church going ways. As a former Peace Corps volunteer, and as a generation xer, I am quite aware that Baby Boomers were the first Peace Corps Volunteers. It was the Baby Boomer, who as hippies in the 1960s and 1970’s warned us about the depletion of the ozone layer, global warming, and the adverse affects of landfills on the natural and economic environments. They also protested not only against wars, but also the greed of corporations and the “keeping of with the Jones attitudes, created and endorsed by their grandparents. An example of this, would be Patricia (Pattie) Hearst and the symbonise Lebanese Army (SLA) referring to her parents (owners of Hearst Communications) as greedy “Fascist pigs) in the early 1970s.

However, it may be and should be argued that the same group of people who did so much to advance this country in the 1960s and 1970s, have done just as much to destroy it, by giving up their values. The same group of people who bought to fruition the efforts their parents stated as part of the civil rights movement by giving this country women’s rights, eighteen year olds the right to vote, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act,” also successfully fought for the right to abort an unborn child, the death penalty, and Euthanasia. These people, who are so intent on having the current generation to emphasize family values, were the same group of people who increased divorce, left the church, and made promiscuous sexual activity acceptable. Let’s face it; Woodstock has become known as one of the biggest musical drug induced sexfest, in the history of this country. As a matter of fact the big joke is “that if you remember Woodstock, you probably were not there.” A quote referring to the drug induced orgies in which many of the “hippies now known as Baby Boomers, took part.

However, it is not their actions of the 1960 and 1970s that destroyed this country, since the probably did more harm than good during those decades. It is their actions as the media labeled Yuppie (Buppies if you are African-Americans) of the 1980’s and 1990s. These same people who fought against greed and the keeping up with the Jones attitude, chose to sell out for their middle class, Upper middle class and wealthy life styles, in which they were portrayed in movie such as “Wall Street,” that gave us pithy little slogans such as “Greed is Good.” These are the same people who were being portrayed in movies such as “Dangerous Liaisons,” that glorified sexual promiscuity that they complained about, when the same attitudes were portrayed in television shows, such as “Sex in the City.”

It was these former Hippies, who became the media labeled yuppies (Buppies if you are African-American), of the 1980s and 1990s, those now referred to as Baby Boomers, who are the same people who got us into the “savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s. Most of usof the generation x crowd ,were in high school, or beginning college, when that mess happened. While my generation must in part take responsibility for the current economic crises, we were not the primary power brokers. The Baby Boomers were. Yes, money and power has the ability to corrupt, and to a large degree it corrupted the people now known as Baby Boomers.
While it is true that my generation and the generations that followed, who behaved like spoiled brats if we could not have our designer clothes, computers, cell phones, so we could keep up with our friends. It is also true that we learned these materialistic values from our older siblings and parents, who belong to the“Baby Boomer” generation, rather than the less materialistic values formerly exhibited in the 1960’s and 1970s, and later abandoned in the subsequent decades, for wealth and prestigious images. Unless we obtained the money from our “Baby Boomer” siblings and/or parents, during the 1980s we could not afford $2.00 for bottled water, because it had Perrier written across a bottle. Neither could we afford to pay $5.00-$6.00 for a cup of coffee, because the cup that would inevitably end up in a landfill, had “Starbuck’s” written across the cup! It was those Yuppies (former hippies) now known as “Baby Boomers,” who could afford and did pay such outrageous prices.

I am thrilled that “Baby Boomers such as Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have created technology based companies that initially helped this country’s economic structure. What I do not appreciate, is that fact that these same people and other such business leaders have allowed their greed to create new computer programs (e.g. windows) that make computer hardware and software obsolete every couple of years, causing these systems to end up in a landfill, along with the “Starbuck’s” cups. Neither do I appreciate “Baby Boomer” politicians such Al Gore, George Bush, Orack Obama, or anyone else preaching to society about the jobs that are being lost to illegal immigrants or to jobs going overseas, when these problems occurred and persist, due to the fact that these same individuals created and attempt to create laws that give illegal immigrants a free ride, or allow corporations to go outside the country, by creating laws such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), so these companies may make a larger profit, Thus allowing more money to be donated to their political campaigns.
Essentially, most of the people in the “Baby Boomer generation,” are behaving in ways towards younger people, just as their parents did thirty and forty years ago. In many cases the “Baby Boomers, “have contributed less to the advancement of this country, than their predecessors. For example, while “Baby Boomers” protested against the Vietnam war, which was primarily run by their parents’ generation, unlike their grandparents and parents, “Baby Boomers” have chosen not have not taken the lead in motivating themselves or anyone else in recent economic and military conflicts, to make sacrifices. Examples of this are: instead of eating out at fast food and full service restaurant, growing their own vegetables and eating at home. Neither in the most recent economic crisis was anyone encouraged to save energy by carpooling or recycling rubber for oil, or saving money by playing board games, and spending time at home. On the contrary, the “Baby Boomers” now leading this country, have done just the opposite.

I am not saying that the generations that followed the “Baby Boomer Generation, have not royally messed up, and contributed to the lack of economic and moral discipline in our country and throughout the world. We have. On the Contrary! My point is that while we admit to preceding and subsequent generations, that we have contributed to various problems, “Baby Boomers have been allowed to rest on their laurels, and refrain from admitting to the fact that “many of them” have hurt society by selling out to the almighty dollar and prestige. The truth is that “Baby Boomers” have passed down and perpetuated many of these materialistic ideals dto subsequent generations. Yet, they have the audacity to criticize these subsequent generations for having these values. What hypocritical nerve!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

"GM Now Means Government Motors: Buyout is indication that Obama, Liberals have Socialist Agenda

There is an old and humorous analogy that deals with the politically based economics that are defines a country’s political philosophy. The analogy goes something like this: “In a free capitalist society, you can buy a cow, and unless you sell it is yours. In a socialist society the government owns at least half the cow and “allows” you to own what is left, and in a communist society the government owns the cow, but convinces you own it.” In other words, in a capitalist society an individual may buy and sell property for the purpose of profit, while risking lost. In a socialist society, an individual may own property but need to obtain permission needs to make a profit of his/her property, and depending on how much of the property the individual owns, that person’s profit or loss may be equal or less than that of the government’s. If the government owns more of the property, they gain more profit, and if they lose money, they just make up for that loss by taxing private property, Causing the private individual to lose even more, while the government either breaks even or profits on that loss. In a communist society, the government owns everything, and taxes people who have nothing.

I bring up and explain this analogy, because in January, President Obama and the Democratic controlled congress took an oath to uphold the principles of the United States of America. The principles of “our great country” are based on a capitalist system of free enterprise. Yet, this man and his cronies appear to be taking this country in a socialist direction, as shown by the Government’s recent purchase of 60% ownership of General Motors.

However, the truth is that during the election, and then Senator Obama outlined their socialist agenda overtly by brainwashing the American people into believing he wanted to help them. He did this by promising free healthcare to all Americans, and a system in which every American would prosper. President Obama’s and the “Liberals’” method of alleged socialistic activism is unique in that “to my knowledge” socialism has historically been accomplished by brainwashing the poor and uneducated. Examples of this are China and the former Soviet Union (U.S.S.R, which eventually became communist countries. In contrast, President Obama and the Liberals also successfully achieved their goals by brainwashing the middle class and educated classes. Now, I am not suggesting that we are at risk of becoming a communist country. This country has too many educated people for that to happen, in my opinion.

Also, in all fairness to some of the people who helped put President Obama and the liberals in office, not everyone who voted for President Obama entirely at fault. Like all good con-artist Obama and the liberals used timing and fear to get into power. Specifically they played upon the fear of people adversely affected by an economic crisis which admittedly, began under the watch of President George W. Bush. They used this opportunity to make guarantees of free health care to everyone, while concurrently lowering their taxes. Under normal circumstances many of these same voters would have been able to figure out that a country whose social security system has been bankrupt for over 30 years, cannot possibly offer free healthcare to every person in this country, without either raising taxes, taking over private companies, or both.

As a result, “GM no longer stands for “General Motors,” but “Government Motors.” The fact is If GM prospers; the liberals now in power will get 60% of the profits contributed to their expense accounts and pork projects. If the government loses money on the GM buy out, there is a very real possibility that the private shareholders that own 40% of GM and the rest of us will be taxed at a higher tax rate. Either way, the American public is likely to end up funding the pork projects and the pockets of the liberals’ political and business cronies. Ultimately the Obama Administration has created an economic win-win situation for the tax and spend liberals now in power, and a lose-lose situation for the American taxpayer.

I will close my remarks unapologetically, by stating that because I do not wish to live in a country run on a socialist form of economics, I sincerely hope I am wrong. However, I plan to keep a very close watch on our national leadership to make sure socialist policies are not put in place, and I hope you do likewise.

Remember, the definition of a socialist economic system as part of a country’s political policy, is that the government owns part of the private property, company, or industry, therefore limiting the ability for private individuals to prosper.

USC study reveals severity of cancer indennce,deaths among blacks

An Article, on the front page of the Carolina Panorama Newspaper, reveals information from a study spoonored by The Univeristy of South Carolina, in Columbia S.C. The article titled" USC study reveals severity of cancer incidence, deaths among Blacks," deals with the cancer rate among African-Americans overall, and as it compares to other ethinc groups. Please click on link below, and read the artilce.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another Pro-Life Organization condems murder of abotionist

I have been auhtorized to put this information on this Blog Page, in my capacity as local leader in the Pro-Life Movement. I happen to agree with the sentiments expresses here.

Keith H. Seymour
803-960-8785 (cell)

National Right to Life,
South Carolina Citizens for Life
Condemn killing of George Tiller
The following is the statement from National Right to Life condemning the killing of George Tiller. South Carolina Citizens for Life, the NRLC State Affiliate, joins the statement.
For immediate release:
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Derrick Jones (202) 626-8825
WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s largest pro-life group, today condemned the killing of Dr. George Tiller. The following statement may be attributed to NRLC Executive Director, David N. O’Steen, Ph.D.:
National Right to Life extends its sympathies to Dr. Tiller’s family over this loss of life.
Further, the National Right to Life Committee unequivocally condemns any such acts of violence regardless of motivation. The pro-life movement works to protect the right to life and increase respect for human life. The unlawful use of violence is directly contrary to that goal.
The National Right to Life Committee has always been involved in peaceful, legal activities to protect human lives threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. We always have and will continue to oppose any form of violence to fight the violence of abortion. NRLC has had a policy of forbidding violence or illegal activity by its staff, directors, officers, affiliated state organizations and chapters. NRLC’s sole purpose is to protect innocent human life.
NRLC will continue to work through educational and legislative activities to ensure the right to life for unborn children, people with disabilities and older people. NRLC will continue to work for peaceful solutions to aid pregnant women and their unborn children. These solutions involve helping women and their children and do not involve violence against anyone.
The National Right to Life Committee is the nation’s largest pro-life group with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters nationwide. National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and assisted suicide.
# # #

Saving babies’ lives in South Carolina’s most notorious former abortion facility.
Street address: 1411 Barnwell St. Suite 3, Columbia SC 29201 Mailing address: P.O. Box 5865, Columbia SC 29250 Phone: 803.252.LIFE (5433) Fax: 803.252.3118 e-mail: web: profile subscribe

Right to Life Novement condems murder of abortionist as contrary to their right to life beliefs

I have been given permission by Ms. Holly Gatling, director of the S.C Citizens for Life to post the letter below in my offiicial roles as Board Secretary and Public Realtions Coordinatir if S.C. Citizens for Life-Midlands Chapter.

Keith H. Seymour.
803-960-8785 (Cell Phone)

National Right to Life,
South Carolina Citizens for Life
Condemn killing of George Tiller
The following is the statement from National Right to Life condemning the killing of George Tiller. South Carolina Citizens for Life, the NRLC State Affiliate, joins the statement.
For immediate release:
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Derrick Jones (202) 626-8825
WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the nation’s largest pro-life group, today condemned the killing of Dr. George Tiller. The following statement may be attributed to NRLC Executive Director, David N. O’Steen, Ph.D.:
National Right to Life extends its sympathies to Dr. Tiller’s family over this loss of life.
Further, the National Right to Life Committee unequivocally condemns any such acts of violence regardless of motivation. The pro-life movement works to protect the right to life and increase respect for human life. The unlawful use of violence is directly contrary to that goal.
The National Right to Life Committee has always been involved in peaceful, legal activities to protect human lives threatened by abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. We always have and will continue to oppose any form of violence to fight the violence of abortion. NRLC has had a policy of forbidding violence or illegal activity by its staff, directors, officers, affiliated state organizations and chapters. NRLC’s sole purpose is to protect innocent human life.
NRLC will continue to work through educational and legislative activities to ensure the right to life for unborn children, people with disabilities and older people. NRLC will continue to work for peaceful solutions to aid pregnant women and their unborn children. These solutions involve helping women and their children and do not involve violence against anyone.
The National Right to Life Committee is the nation’s largest pro-life group with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters nationwide. National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect those threatened by abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and assisted suicide.
# # #

Saving babies’ lives in South Carolina’s most notorious former abortion facility.
Street address: 1411 Barnwell St. Suite 3, Columbia SC 29201 Mailing address: P.O. Box 5865, Columbia SC 29250 Phone: 803.252.LIFE (5433) Fax: 803.252.3118 e-mail: web: profile subscribe

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Obama, Democrats using nomination of prominant South Carolinians to turn South carolina from conservative to Oppressive Liberal State

First, I would like to preface my comments by stating that my reasons for choosing this I topic for my first Blog article. The fact is that the Republican Party, which was founded by Abraham Lincoln, as a grassroots slave abolitionist movement, has begun to become complacent, and a Will Rodgers type of political party.

For those people who wonder what I mean by a Will Rodgers type of political party, let me explain. Will Rodgers was a well known humorist who once exclaimed “I do not belong to any organized political party, I’m a Democrat.” Having explained my reason for choosing this topic as my first Blog article, I will now continue with my comments.
President Obama’s three most recent appointments of South Carolina natives is a clear indication that he (and most definitely the Democratic Party are playing the “Political Color” card to advance their agendas of Gay Marriage, Abortion, and what appears to be the destruction of the free enterprise system of this country, via the socialization of our country’s private companies. (I.e. bailing out our banks and failing automobile companies with tax payer dollars, only to have the federal government to control them.

Now it should be made clear that when I say that President Obama and the Democrats are using the appointees as a way of using the “Color Card” to advance their political agenda, I am not using the term synonymously with the phrase “Race Card.” I am specifically referring to the fact that not only conservatives, but anyone who cares about South Carolina and this country, need to wake up and smell the melted horse manure that is being served up as cappuccino. I am referring to the fact that President Obama’s appointments, and the Democratic Party’s attempt to turn South Carolina from a “red” (Republican) state to a “blue” Democratic state.
Now let’s explore a few facts to prove my assertion that these three South Carolina natives is a likely ploy to change the dominant political affiliation of South Carolina. Let’s begin with racial demographics. Depending on who you speak to, African-Americans not only make up 12%-15% of our country, population, they also make up 33%-40% of South Carolina. It should also be pointed out here that the African-American community no longer falls into fastest growing minority group in this country. For close to ten years, this honor has fallen to the Hispanic/Latino Community. So there is no reason for any politician regardless of race to make a special effort to cater to the Africa-American by appointing an African to a high ranking position. I would also be remiss that one of President Obama’s three nominees (former secretary of Education, Inez Tennebaum) is actually Caucasian.

Now the career qualifications of these three nominees (General Charles Bolden, Former Secretary Tennebaum, Ms. Mignon Clyburn-eldest daughter of U.S. Representative James Clyburn (Dem.-S.C.), are not being questioned here. I personally would like to see General Bolden confirmed as head of NASA, and feel that Ms. Clyburn is qualified to be considered for such an honor. (For more on Mignon Clyburn’s qualifications go to Click on Archives, and then click on the May 7, 2009 newspaper.)

This is about the fact that the one thing that makes these three so important to the liberal agenda is that they are from South Carolina. More important to the liberals is that these three individuals are not only from a state that has two to three times the African-American Population, but a state where historically, at least 90% of all African-Americans will vote Democrat.

For example, in the 1990’s Attorney, Richard Harpootlian insulted the African-American community, by stating that he did not want to buy the African-American vote for a day, he just wanted “to quote rent it.” Now everybody knows that something that is rented is of less value to an individual than something that is purchased. Leaders within the African-American community took this as the insult that it was intended to be. Yet, they and the African-American community blindly gave this man who, they would later worship as head of the Democratic Party, more than 90% of the African-American vote. This has even occurred with our National representatives in the Democratic Party. I seem to remember viewing a news cast where then U.S. Senator Ernest (“Fritz”) Hollings stated that he was so glad that Africa was getting financial aid, because on a previous visit Africa, years earlier, had observed that “them potentates were just eating each other up.” Now in spite of the fact that this man implied that our cultural brothers and sisters in Africa were nothing better than cannibals, African-Americans gave this man the vote because he wore the label “Democrat.”

Now Obama and the Democrats know that this sort of blind justice to a party whose purpose is to socialize and destroy the moral values of this state and country, because of the political label that is worn, is all they need to enslave the people (including African-Americans) into of this country into a system that goes against their consciences

An example of what I am talking about is the Liberal camp’s attempt to deplete the morals of this country, by pushing the pro-gay platform, in spite of the fact that about 60% of all Americans, and an even higher percentage of African-Americans are against this type of life style.

Add to this the fact that people are more likely to vote for someone, because they are from that same state, I would not be surprised if the Democrats are attempting to open doors for representative Clyburn and/or some other prominent African-American from South Carolina to successfully run for U.S. Senate, because that African-American wears the label Democrat. If this happens, South Carolina becomes a “blue” state; we will risk becoming just another amoral, socialistic state. Rather than remaining the center of county’s Bible belt. Many of the Christian moral values that have succeeded in making this state so strong have come from the African-American Community. It is no mistake that the percentage of African-Americans in this state make up 2-3 times the national average, and that South Carolinians are church goers in far greater numbers.

I began my remarks by stating that Abraham Lincoln, the father of the conservative movement, founded the movement on a grassroots abolitionist movement. I would however if I did not mention the man who is celebrated as father of the liberal Democrat movement. You may have heard of him, Thomas Jefferson. Now Thomas Jefferson as a founding father and great presidential leader was also a man who infamously owned slaves. I f the people in this country do not wake up, and get back to the conservative grassroots values of Abraham Lincoln, not only African-Americans but all Americans will be enslaved with the amoral and unconscionable values of liberals. Except this time, the slavery will not be in the form of chains, but political brainwashing, through the use of labels. The slave owning president will not be a white man named Jefferson, but a black man named Obama.
The Bottom Line is, that if Bolden, Clyburn, and Tennenbaum are confirmed (I personally would like to see Bolden confirmed) the people of South Carolina must under no circumstances allow this door to making this a blue state, remain open, under any circumstances.