I’m having a hard time being funny about this when mysterious forces bigger than you are shoving you around.Frustrated Carolinas resident Frederick Berlinger • Discussing learning that his residence, where he’s lived for 15 years, is not actually in North Carolina but South Carolina. The new changes are the result of modern surveyors redrawing the lines using modern tools and correcting minor errors in the original maps that stood for centuries. The changes affect the owners of 93 properties along the North Carolina/South Carolina border, some of whom are gas stations that could find the fireworks they sell illegal and the gas they sell suddenly more expensive to buy. Sucks to be them.
» Joe B. Anonymous: According to a recent poll conducted by Winthrop University, the above percentage of adult residents of South Carolina couldn’t name the current Vice President of the United States. In fact, 3% of those polled claimed Dick Cheney was still roaming the halls of the White House. Sounds like Joe Biden has some work to do on his name recognition, no?
Speaker Gingrich had a good week. It was not a great week for me. We spent a lot of time talking about tax returns and the changing result in Iowa.Mitt Romney • Discussing his loss in South Carolina and revealing that he would finally release his tax forms after much goading. His dad, George, famously released his own tax returns when he ran for president in 1968. “I’m not going back to my dad’s year,” Mitt said, but he would (on Tuesday) release his 2010 return and an estimate of his 2011 taxes. We will not be happy until he tells us where his money pit is. source (via • follow)
I think South Carolina showed southern hospitality as much as any place we’ve been.Newt Gingrich • Making his victory speech in South Carolina Saturday night. He took the opportunity to rip the media, as he usually does. (see more)
Thank you South Carolina! Help me deliver the knockout punch in Florida. Join our Moneybomb and donate now. bit.ly/wFVY4G— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) January 22, 2012
If you guys want to throw us a moneybomb, we’ll use it to buy Hot Pockets.