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Jim Clyburn Boondoggle Goes National

Nearly two years ago, this website published a detailed report outlining serious problems at S.C. State University’s Clyburn Transportation Center – named after U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.). Our report – based on a state audit of this “facility” – revealed that the $107 million center was over budget by $30…

Nearly two years ago, this website published a detailed report outlining serious problems at S.C. State University’s Clyburn Transportation Center – named after U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.).

Our report – based on a state audit of this “facility” – revealed that the $107 million center was over budget by $30 million. It also revealed $27 million had been appropriated toward the project with $80 million left unfunded – all without a plan to come up with the remaining cash.

Not only that, the school no accounting for how the $27 million had been spent.

This week, Fox News has finally picked up the scent … publishing a report which basically regurgitates everything we wrote back in June 2011.

“Aside from the $24 million in federal funding already spent on the project, an estimated $80 million more is needed to finish it,” the report states. “Of the four proposed buildings, only one has been constructed, and the program’s core goal — to provide educational and research opportunities to students at new high-tech facilities — has obviously not been met.”

The report refers to the project as a “money sucking pit.”

Well duh … we’ve got lots of those in South Carolina.

Anyway, while Fox is nearly two years late to the party, they did manage to get Clyburn to respond to this debacle – something we’ve never been able to do. What did the longtime “poverty pimp” have to say?

“The faculty and the school have become victims of vicious manufactured attacks by political partisans, and that is unfortunate for the university and the students who would benefit from this program,” Clyburn told the network. “I don’t know what the future of the center is, and I will leave that up to the university and its alumni to determine.”

Sheesh …

We know what the future of this project is … more money down the drain.

In fact Fox reported “there is a possibility the amount of money the school needs to finish the project could eclipse the estimated $80 million.”

You don’t say …

UPDATE: The $3 million difference between our 2011 report and the Fox report from this week revolves around a state match which was appropriated – but has yet to be spent.

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66 comments

BigT March 21, 2013 at 3:33 pm

So what???…Being a democrat means you never have to account for any screw up. Enough idiots are led by the media, and will end up thinking this was Bush’s fault….
PS: Clyburn is the only black person in America: FITS does not inexplicable “Like.”

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BigT March 21, 2013 at 3:33 pm

So what???…Being a democrat means you never have to account for any screw up. Enough idiots are led by the media, and will end up thinking this was Bush’s fault….
PS: Clyburn is the only black person in America: FITS does not inexplicable “Like.”

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Smirks March 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Just slap “Jim Clyburn” on the piles of dirt where the other buildings are supposed to go. He wants his name on shit? Fine by me. Let him leave a legacy of barren acres of land and empty parking lots. It is quite fitting.

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shifty henry March 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Let it be known that I firmly believe that NOTHING be named after ANYONE until they have been DEAD and BURIED for TEN YEARS. This means even a toilet at a rest stop. Mostly it is only mutual ass kissing.

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Smirks March 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Just slap “Jim Clyburn” on the piles of dirt where the other buildings are supposed to go. He wants his name on shit? Fine by me. Let him leave a legacy of barren acres of land and empty parking lots. It is quite fitting.

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shifty henry March 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Let it be known that I firmly believe that NOTHING be named after ANYONE until they have been DEAD and BURIED for TEN YEARS. This means even a toilet at a rest stop. Mostly it is only mutual ass kissing.

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Halfvast Conspirator March 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Maybe they can build another one and name it after Filet

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Halfvast Conspirator March 21, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Maybe they can build another one and name it after Filet

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Squishy123 March 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

And Jimmy says, “Uh, uh, uh… uh… uh, uh…. uh, uh, uh.”

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Robert March 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Spectacular. Break ground then discover you don’t even own three acres of land right in the center of the project. Traffic and environmental impact studies? Heard of ’em; what exactly are those? Not another dime. Lotsa luck, SCSU.

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Scrappy March 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

Could we expect more? If someone questions them about their finances they are labeled a “racist”. The SCSU board has proved time and time again that they have no clue what is going on. Even the campus police chief was brokering a million dollar deal. Must have been pretty cozy relationship that the campus police chief had power with the board to persuade them to buy 103 acre “hunting retreat” for 1.25 million dollars. It’s just plain pathetic. Even worse, not one damn politician will speak out and ask for a FBI investigation into the missing funds for fear of being called a “racist”.

27 MILLION dollars just vanishes and nobody gives a crap!

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ghost of jedgarhoover March 24, 2013 at 11:12 am

Dear Mr. Scrappy —
Please stop making negative comments about my agency.
By the way, do you remember the summer when you were 11 years old and you switched the hymn books among the Methodist, Baptist and Lutheran churches? Three ladies are still undergoing treatment for stress.
We have those hymn books!

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Proofreader March 24, 2013 at 11:00 am

Edit: SUCS

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Squishy123 March 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm

And Jimmy says, “Uh, uh, uh… uh… uh, uh…. uh, uh, uh.”

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Robert March 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Spectacular. Break ground then discover you don’t even own three acres of land right in the center of the project. Traffic and environmental impact studies? Heard of ’em; what exactly are those? Not another dime. Lotsa luck, SCSU.

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Scrappy March 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

Could we expect more? If someone questions them about their finances they are labeled a “racist”. The SCSU board has proved time and time again that they have no clue what is going on. Even the campus police chief was brokering a million dollar deal. Must have been pretty cozy relationship that the campus police chief had power with the board to persuade them to buy 103 acre “hunting retreat” for 1.25 million dollars. It’s just plain pathetic. Even worse, not one damn politician will speak out and ask for a FBI investigation into the missing funds for fear of being called a “racist”.

27 MILLION dollars just vanishes and nobody gives a crap!

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ghost of jedgarhoover March 24, 2013 at 11:12 am

Dear Mr. Scrappy —
Please stop making negative comments about my agency.
By the way, do you remember the summer when you were 11 years old and you switched the hymn books among the Methodist, Baptist and Lutheran churches? Three ladies are still undergoing treatment for stress.
We have those hymn books!

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Proofreader March 24, 2013 at 11:00 am

Edit: SUCS

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jimlewisowb March 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm

“the school no accounting for how the $27 million had been spent”

Spent my ass

How about stolen, ripped off, laundered, packed in suitcases, shoved in underwear, buried in backyards

The individuals who run SC State and those who benefit from their corruption are among the best con artists in modern day politics

A friend of mine bought a new car in Orangeburg because the deal was so good. On the way out of Orangeburg he passed by SC State and when he got home he realized the paint job on his car had been stolen.

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Whammy Tailbigg March 21, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Is there a good milkshake place in the Orangeburg? I like milkshakes. Thick. I can stop and get a milkshake on way to beach.

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Johnny Stalker Blue March 22, 2013 at 7:29 am

Whammy, how I love a good milkshake also!! Anytime I am on the way to a stalking mission, I like to pick up a delicious shake on the way. That’s why I find McDonald’s shakes to be quite the value. Convenient. Fast. Always good. And thick like Whammy is likes. Then I can go perform my stalkation activity with a satisfied stomach!

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Mikey March 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

Green!

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Tom Less March 24, 2013 at 1:26 am

Green!!!

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 23, 2013 at 11:49 am

The Churn, at Branchville, south of OB. Been there for decades (though burned and rebuilt).

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Whammy Tailbigg March 24, 2013 at 6:28 am

The Churn! How cute!! Do they serve a tasty banana split? The Beacon here has a superb banana split, although at times I wish it was a little bigger. Blot likes vanilla with whipped creme so he will also get a refresher when we visit the Churn! I can’t wait!! Thanks Mr. from Hell.

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jimlewisowb March 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm

“the school no accounting for how the $27 million had been spent”

Spent my ass

How about stolen, ripped off, laundered, packed in suitcases, shoved in underwear, buried in backyards

The individuals who run SC State and those who benefit from their corruption are among the best con artists in modern day politics

A friend of mine bought a new car in Orangeburg because the deal was so good. On the way out of Orangeburg he passed by SC State and when he got home he realized the paint job on his car had been stolen.

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Whammy Tailbigg March 21, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Is there a good milkshake place in the Orangeburg? I like milkshakes. Thick. I can stop and get a milkshake on way to beach.

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Johnny Stalker Blue March 22, 2013 at 7:29 am

Whammy, how I love a good milkshake also!! Anytime I am on the way to a stalking mission, I like to pick up a delicious shake on the way. That’s why I find McDonald’s shakes to be quite the value. Convenient. Fast. Always good. And thick like Whammy is likes. Then I can go perform my stalkation activity with a satisfied stomach!

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Mikey March 22, 2013 at 10:29 am

Green!

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Tom Less March 24, 2013 at 1:26 am

Green!!!

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 23, 2013 at 11:49 am

The Churn, at Branchville, south of OB. Been there for decades (though burned and rebuilt).

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Whammy Tailbigg March 24, 2013 at 6:28 am

The Churn! How cute!! Do they serve a tasty banana split? The Beacon here has a superb banana split, although at times I wish it was a little bigger. Blot likes vanilla with whipped creme so he will also get a refresher when we visit the Churn! I can’t wait!! Thanks Mr. from Hell.

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observant March 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Don’t forget the unused pedestrian bridge over SC 277

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observant March 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Don’t forget the unused pedestrian bridge over SC 277

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OJmemories March 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm

We know what the future of this project is … more money down the drain.
NO SHIT!

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OJmemories March 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm

We know what the future of this project is … more money down the drain.
NO SHIT!

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Justice Seekers March 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

People might also be interested to know, that about 3 to 4 years ago Cyburn was interviewed live on a Charleston AM radio station WTMA talk show by then radio host “Rocky D.”
During that entire interview which included questions about the missing MILLIONS, Cyburn was outright nasty, rude, and belligerent. And all for absolutely NO REASON what so ever. To me, while I listened in to that interviewed, it was salient that Clyburn thinks he is some kind of GOD as he attempted to bully and intimidate the talk show host. I tell ya … it’s easy to see that Clyburn is wrapped up in the abuse, misuse, and outright stealing of OUR MONEY.
The POS needs to be turned inside out and exposed. He is a lying sack of dog do. And it shows.. Just like Senator Graham, Cyburn must be brought down to his knees. Both deserve it. Both are lying low life scumbag crooks.

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Smirks March 22, 2013 at 8:15 am

I’ve met Clyburn in person, and I have to admit that is far from surprising. He seemed nice enough (although I wasn’t there to prod him with inconvenient questions) but definitely had that air of arrogance around him.

The sad fact about miniature men that try to build legacies is that given sufficient time, human memory erodes every last speck of that legacy. Give it a decade or two after he passes away and “Jim Clyburn” will become “Jim who?”

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Justice Seekers March 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

People might also be interested to know, that about 3 to 4 years ago Cyburn was interviewed live on a Charleston AM radio station WTMA talk show by then radio host “Rocky D.”
During that entire interview which included questions about the missing MILLIONS, Cyburn was outright nasty, rude, and belligerent. And all for absolutely NO REASON what so ever. To me, while I listened in to that interviewed, it was salient that Clyburn thinks he is some kind of GOD as he attempted to bully and intimidate the talk show host. I tell ya … it’s easy to see that Clyburn is wrapped up in the abuse, misuse, and outright stealing of OUR MONEY.
The POS needs to be turned inside out and exposed. He is a lying sack of dog do. And it shows.. Just like Senator Graham, Cyburn must be brought down to his knees. Both deserve it. Both are lying low life scumbag crooks.

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Smirks March 22, 2013 at 8:15 am

I’ve met Clyburn in person, and I have to admit that is far from surprising. He seemed nice enough (although I wasn’t there to prod him with inconvenient questions) but definitely had that air of arrogance around him.

The sad fact about miniature men that try to build legacies is that given sufficient time, human memory erodes every last speck of that legacy. Give it a decade or two after he passes away and “Jim Clyburn” will become “Jim who?”

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Philip Branton March 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Where was Curtis Bostic and Sanford on this accounting “public visibility” back then????? They sure weren’t in the fits comment section…

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Philip Branton March 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Where was Curtis Bostic and Sanford on this accounting “public visibility” back then????? They sure weren’t in the fits comment section…

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shifty henry March 21, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Senator Bluster informs his staff that he is going to train his memory. “I don’t know what system to use, but I’m looking for one that will enable me, when I am interviewed, to remember what to forget.”

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shifty henry March 21, 2013 at 8:21 pm

Senator Bluster informs his staff that he is going to train his memory. “I don’t know what system to use, but I’m looking for one that will enable me, when I am interviewed, to remember what to forget.”

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Comrade1917 March 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm

The D.C. goverment is missing $billions.
SC losses – just chump change.

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Comrade1917 March 21, 2013 at 9:42 pm

The D.C. goverment is missing $billions.
SC losses – just chump change.

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Scrappy March 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Let’s hope the FBI and not SLED looks into where the 27 MILLION went that nobody at SCState can account for? What exactly does that mean? They spent 27 MLLION dollars and lost the damn receipts? Were so fucked !

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Colonel Red March 22, 2013 at 6:47 am

The FBI and SLED are politically operated by the Democrats in South Carolina. Nothing is going to happen to Clyburn and his cronies. It’s just a cost of doing business. Just like the Department of Education. It’s the underaged drinkers in 5 Points causing the problems, you know. Ask Warren B.

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Scrappy March 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Let’s hope the FBI and not SLED looks into where the 27 MILLION went that nobody at SCState can account for? What exactly does that mean? They spent 27 MLLION dollars and lost the damn receipts? Were so fucked !

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Colonel Red March 22, 2013 at 6:47 am

The FBI and SLED are politically operated by the Democrats in South Carolina. Nothing is going to happen to Clyburn and his cronies. It’s just a cost of doing business. Just like the Department of Education. It’s the underaged drinkers in 5 Points causing the problems, you know. Ask Warren B.

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Scooter March 21, 2013 at 10:50 pm

That whole damn place has been a disgrace. It seems like a trustee is being run off about every year.

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Scooter March 21, 2013 at 10:50 pm

That whole damn place has been a disgrace. It seems like a trustee is being run off about every year.

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Tom Less March 22, 2013 at 12:38 am

Its all about trust.

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Tom Less March 22, 2013 at 12:38 am

Its all about trust.

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Junebug March 22, 2013 at 6:49 am

Can you still get a Masters in Education in 12 weeks down there and then a PhD in Education with another 12 weeks and a tuition check that clears?

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Junebug March 22, 2013 at 6:49 am

Can you still get a Masters in Education in 12 weeks down there and then a PhD in Education with another 12 weeks and a tuition check that clears?

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Frank Livingston March 22, 2013 at 7:57 am

Cultural Marxism divides everything we do, say, spend money on, what we teach, what we think, how we pray. It has infiltrated every part of our lives including government, elementary schools, universities/colleges, media, and all segments of our society. Congressman Clyburn is black therefor; it is not going to be opposed since who in the world would not
vote for something linked to a minority or the affected class. We have EEO, EEOC, diversity, multiculturalism, etc. and it slices up the population into groups.
Go to Discoverthenetworks.org and to YouTube for more information.

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TopAssistant March 22, 2013 at 7:57 am

Cultural Marxism divides everything we do, say, spend money on, what we teach, what we think, how we pray. It has infiltrated every part of our lives including government, elementary schools, universities/colleges, media, and all segments of our society. Congressman Clyburn is black therefor; it is not going to be opposed since who in the world would not
vote for something linked to a minority or the affected class. We have EEO, EEOC, diversity, multiculturalism, etc. and it slices up the population into groups.
Go to Discoverthenetworks.org and to YouTube for more information.

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Patriot USA March 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Clyburn is the enemy of the people. Remember that. If you see him out on the streets in public, spit on him.

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Patriot USA March 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Clyburn is the enemy of the people. Remember that. If you see him out on the streets in public, spit on him.

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shifty henry March 24, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Well, sheesh! Just got in and checked the news headlines and discovered Fox is running the same article – AGAIN! Wonder who has it in for Clyburn? It almost makes me feel sorry for him. He’ll be busy trying to defend his actions (or better, his inactions) — hope somebody keeps him spinning like a top and exposing him for the phoney he is..

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shifty henry March 24, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Well, sheesh! Just got in and checked the news headlines and discovered Fox is running the same article – AGAIN! Wonder who has it in for Clyburn? It almost makes me feel sorry for him. He’ll be busy trying to defend his actions (or better, his inactions) — hope somebody keeps him spinning like a top and exposing him for the phoney he is..

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shifty henry March 25, 2013 at 10:38 am

What $27 million dollars? We don’t need no stinkin’ receipts!

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shifty henry March 25, 2013 at 10:38 am

What $27 million dollars? We don’t need no stinkin’ receipts!

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Barbie March 27, 2013 at 12:17 am

Idiot Alert!!!!!

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Barbie March 27, 2013 at 12:17 am

Idiot Alert!!!!!

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