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Professor Smartypants Is In Trouble

University of South Carolina-Upstate professor Richard “Ric” Routh (a.k.a. “Professor Smartypants”) has been suspended from his job – without pay – pending an S.C. Attorney General’s investigation into his various “extracurricular” activities at the government-run institution of higher learning. According to The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the school says its suspension of…

University of South Carolina-Upstate professor Richard “Ric” Routh (a.k.a. “Professor Smartypants”) has been suspended from his job – without pay – pending an S.C. Attorney General’s investigation into his various “extracurricular” activities at the government-run institution of higher learning.

According to The Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the school says its suspension of Routh was “on the basis of advice from University of South Carolina’s legal counsel in Columbia.”

Routh’s various businesses – which he has reportedly been using taxpayer resources to promote – were first exposed in this exclusive report published by FITS. A follow-up report revealed the extent to which Routh – who draws a $66,861 salary from taxpayers to teach students “business informatics” at USC-Upstate – was leveraging taxpayer time, facilities and equipment to promote his enterprises.

He may have even used his students to advance his personal business interests – which is interesting when you consider his low opinion of their intellectual capacity.

“More than one-third of them are incapable of figuring out what 10 percent of a billion dollars is,” Routh said in a video promoting investment in one of his schemes. “Most of them have no clue that you need to collect 1,000 different piles of a billion dollars in each pile in order to have a trillion dollars.”

He later adds that “these same students have no idea that we even have a separation of powers in our federal government, or why that is historically important.”

In addition to Routh – who reminds us of a penny ante James Bond villain – at least three other USC-Upstate professors have been involved in his various enterprises. No word yet on when – or if – they will be held accountable for their actions.

FITS has consistently called for the immediate privatization of South Carolina’s bloated, inefficient and underperforming system of higher education – which features more than 80 campus locations across the state and costs taxpayers billions of dollars annually.

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50 comments

shifty henry April 4, 2013 at 9:39 am

Inside sources have revealed to me that the professor was promoting a previously unknown sideline business.

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shifty henry April 4, 2013 at 9:39 am

Inside sources have revealed to me that the professor was promoting a previously unknown sideline business.

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katlaurenscounty April 4, 2013 at 9:53 am

Again, an unabashed attempt to use unwarranted inferences to plug Wilson. The professor’s suspension? There’s no evidence it has anything to do with your implications of misuse of public monies. Wilson’s ‘investigations’ on securities have NOTHING to do with whether the professor improperly used public monies. Here’s the securities law http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/title35.php

Stick to political pieces FITS you’re no good at investigations….But it’s true, a$ one reader pointed out, capitali$m, baby – if reader$ believe this $tuff, click$ are what FIT$ is about

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Smirks April 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

¢a$h R$U£€? €v€?¥?h??? Ar?u?? ?€

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katlaurenscounty April 4, 2013 at 9:53 am

Again, an unabashed attempt to use unwarranted inferences to plug Wilson. The professor’s suspension? There’s no evidence it has anything to do with your implications of misuse of public monies. Wilson’s ‘investigations’ on securities have NOTHING to do with whether the professor improperly used public monies. Here’s the securities law http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/title35.php

Stick to political pieces FITS you’re no good at investigations….But it’s true, a$ one reader pointed out, capitali$m, baby – if reader$ believe this $tuff, click$ are what FIT$ is about

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Smirks April 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

¢a$h R$U£€? €v€?¥?h??? Ar?u?? ?€

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Smirks April 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

Routh doesn’t have to worry about not getting conjugal visits with a face like that.

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? April 4, 2013 at 10:54 am

He won’t need conjugal visits. His roomies won’t care what his face looks like.

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Carl Linnaeus April 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Looks like an insect of some sort. Globitermes sulphureus ?

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Smirks April 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

Routh doesn’t have to worry about not getting conjugal visits with a face like that.

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? April 4, 2013 at 10:54 am

He won’t need conjugal visits. His roomies won’t care what his face looks like.

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Carl Linnaeus April 4, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Looks like an insect of some sort. Globitermes sulphureus ?

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Can't Go There April 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

Seriously? No, seriously…who would fuck this guy?

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Can't Go There April 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

Seriously? No, seriously…who would fuck this guy?

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Tyrone Butternuts April 4, 2013 at 10:51 am

Privatize? That will lead to mass chaos. It is impossible and unworkable. What private person would fund education unless you were Bill Gates? FITS uses typical GOP thinking…that is, it doesn’t think through things at all. Half-assed thinking does not cut in America.

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Tyrone Butternuts April 4, 2013 at 10:51 am

Privatize? That will lead to mass chaos. It is impossible and unworkable. What private person would fund education unless you were Bill Gates? FITS uses typical GOP thinking…that is, it doesn’t think through things at all. Half-assed thinking does not cut in America.

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You know me April 4, 2013 at 11:23 am

There is no business listed under the name Richard or Ric Routh, according to SC Sec. of State.

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Fucky McFuckerson April 4, 2013 at 11:44 am Reply
? April 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm

lol…you got the best name here

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You know me April 4, 2013 at 11:23 am

There is no business listed under the name Richard or Ric Routh, according to SC Sec. of State.

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Fucky McFuckerson April 4, 2013 at 11:44 am Reply
? April 4, 2013 at 3:18 pm

lol…you got the best name here

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jimlewisowb April 4, 2013 at 11:44 am

Looks like the legal cockroaches are about to write a check their collective assess can’t cash.

If every professor, coach, doctor from Clemson, down to USC, onto MUSC and all their affiliates were put under the looking glass for their personal use of public facilities/staff/funds, the indictments would be greater than the number of freckles on Maria Belen Chapur’s ass.

Hell even a law graduate from the nickel and dime law school in Charleston could get smartypants reinstated with a fucking raise.

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jimlewisowb April 4, 2013 at 11:44 am

Looks like the legal cockroaches are about to write a check their collective assess can’t cash.

If every professor, coach, doctor from Clemson, down to USC, onto MUSC and all their affiliates were put under the looking glass for their personal use of public facilities/staff/funds, the indictments would be greater than the number of freckles on Maria Belen Chapur’s ass.

Hell even a law graduate from the nickel and dime law school in Charleston could get smartypants reinstated with a fucking raise.

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Philip Branton April 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury………….

This is another article that is a fine example for use as evidence. How does this article display that fact that Mr Routh did not use “Business infomatics” in a proactive manner from the beginning..?? How does this article demonstrate how transparent “infomatics” should have been used foundational-ly by Mr Routh via this website..??

Jury members…think about this for a minute…….would ANYONE in a public job be considered to be in “trouble” if they chose to do something “Different”. Their ability to use critical thinking to solve a problem might be construed as using their public office to better themselves because their critical thinking may result in a promotion..??

If teachers are not allowed to try to develop a better education system that benefit fellow teachers then how will our education system ever CHANGE..??

Why would President Obama ever run for political office if he did not already know that he would get cushy speaking fees via campaign donations that benefit WHO…??

Jury members …….how would the ad dollars and “sponsor” dollars that are “domino-ed” via Lobby-ists, and political action committees to support this website and Wil Folks be transparently used to demonstrate what is revealed by this very article..?? Jury members, just look at the info that has come out about off-shore tax evasion “individuals” and how those funds tie back to our state’s press….and this website..!!?

This is a classic Pot calling the kettle….”BLACK”…!!

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Philip Branton April 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury………….

This is another article that is a fine example for use as evidence. How does this article display that fact that Mr Routh did not use “Business infomatics” in a proactive manner from the beginning..?? How does this article demonstrate how transparent “infomatics” should have been used foundational-ly by Mr Routh via this website..??

Jury members…think about this for a minute…….would ANYONE in a public job be considered to be in “trouble” if they chose to do something “Different”. Their ability to use critical thinking to solve a problem might be construed as using their public office to better themselves because their critical thinking may result in a promotion..??

If teachers are not allowed to try to develop a better education system that benefit fellow teachers then how will our education system ever CHANGE..??

Why would President Obama ever run for political office if he did not already know that he would get cushy speaking fees via campaign donations that benefit WHO…??

Jury members …….how would the ad dollars and “sponsor” dollars that are “domino-ed” via Lobby-ists, and political action committees to support this website and Wil Folks be transparently used to demonstrate what is revealed by this very article..?? Jury members, just look at the info that has come out about off-shore tax evasion “individuals” and how those funds tie back to our state’s press….and this website..!!?

This is a classic Pot calling the kettle….”BLACK”…!!

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Philip Branton April 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

How would Mr. Routh use this article…. http://rt.com/usa/faa-zone-exxon-employee-306/

to actually demonstrate WHAT in his court proceedings using this website…!!!

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Philip Branton April 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm

How would Mr. Routh use this article…. http://rt.com/usa/faa-zone-exxon-employee-306/

to actually demonstrate WHAT in his court proceedings using this website…!!!

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Philip Branton April 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Here is another article that Mr. Routh could use in his court case…..

http://rt.com/usa/unaccounted-aid-katrina-million-297/

What office did Mark Sanford hold before and during Katrina…..???

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Philip Branton April 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Here is another article that Mr. Routh could use in his court case…..

http://rt.com/usa/unaccounted-aid-katrina-million-297/

What office did Mark Sanford hold before and during Katrina…..???

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Philip Branton April 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Dear Professor Routh…………

When it rains…it pours. So, do you understand how to “walk in the rain”…???

Study these articles very carefully Professor and THINK.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Sanford

How would you demonstrate “business infomatics” to the jury members that will be getting to know YOU and how you are helping to change our educational system..?? Mr. Routh, if you do not do it…then when will Nikki Haley or Wil Folks do it…??

Mr. Routh….how many trash collectors that are paid using public funds collecting ALUMINUM Cans to recycle for themselves…??? Does it not benefit the environment of all citizens to do so…??

Mr. Routh….YOU my friend are ….DYNAMITE….!!!!

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Philip Branton April 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Dear Professor Routh…………

When it rains…it pours. So, do you understand how to “walk in the rain”…???

Study these articles very carefully Professor and THINK.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Sanford

How would you demonstrate “business infomatics” to the jury members that will be getting to know YOU and how you are helping to change our educational system..?? Mr. Routh, if you do not do it…then when will Nikki Haley or Wil Folks do it…??

Mr. Routh….how many trash collectors that are paid using public funds collecting ALUMINUM Cans to recycle for themselves…??? Does it not benefit the environment of all citizens to do so…??

Mr. Routh….YOU my friend are ….DYNAMITE….!!!!

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Tom Less April 6, 2013 at 8:02 am

Hey Whammy, what if something like this happened on campus?

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/students–parents-claim-university-of-utah-ignored-coach-s-abusive-behavior-232018663.html

or this?

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ap-source-tim-pernetti-rutgers-142722496–ncaab.html

Are we going to be able to keep covering everything up? i means, er, umm, oops se doops, we had smartparty pants nice and all covered up b4 that dam fitsnews came out with the dang truth!

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Tom Less April 6, 2013 at 8:02 am

Hey Whammy, what if something like this happened on campus?

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/students–parents-claim-university-of-utah-ignored-coach-s-abusive-behavior-232018663.html

or this?

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ap-source-tim-pernetti-rutgers-142722496–ncaab.html

Are we going to be able to keep covering everything up? i means, er, umm, oops se doops, we had smartparty pants nice and all covered up b4 that dam fitsnews came out with the dang truth!

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Whammy Tailbigg April 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

Tommy Tommy Tommy……. go have a beer and let us seasoned pros take care of the work. And just look at the fine work of my cohorters at Auburn that hushed this shit up for years:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/former-auburn-players-allege-ncaa-misdeeds-under-former-002926576–ncaaf.html

Tommy, for every story like smartypants, we’ve go 20 that we got the lid on. And I am like a sledgehammer, I pound those lids on tite like I used to be!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJWJE0x7T4Q

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Chuckles the Vice Clown April 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm

The job is yours. Err, oops, no it’s not. Well, maybe. Naw. Can’t do it. Hellshitfiregoodgollyaboondoogle, let’s just make this thing disappear. How about a raise. Yeh, that’s the ticket! Just keep doing the same thing, and I’ll bump ya 50 grand. Sweetness abounds! I LOVE ME!!

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Whammy Tailbigg April 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Chuckles, what are you talking about? Aw @#$%& *&^$%# nobody ever knows what you are talking about.

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Tom Less April 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Having a big time in Hotlanta!! Wooooo weeeee!!!

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Bible College Boy April 8, 2013 at 4:22 am

Hot Lan TTTTTtttttttttttttttttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

Whammy Tailbigg April 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

Tommy Tommy Tommy……. go have a beer and let us seasoned pros take care of the work. And just look at the fine work of my cohorters at Auburn that hushed this shit up for years:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/former-auburn-players-allege-ncaa-misdeeds-under-former-002926576–ncaaf.html

Tommy, for every story like smartypants, we’ve go 20 that we got the lid on. And I am like a sledgehammer, I pound those lids on tite like I used to be!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJWJE0x7T4Q

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Chuckles the Vice Clown April 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm

The job is yours. Err, oops, no it’s not. Well, maybe. Naw. Can’t do it. Hellshitfiregoodgollyaboondoogle, let’s just make this thing disappear. How about a raise. Yeh, that’s the ticket! Just keep doing the same thing, and I’ll bump ya 50 grand. Sweetness abounds! I LOVE ME!!

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Whammy Tailbigg April 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Chuckles, what are you talking about? Aw @#$%& *&^$%# nobody ever knows what you are talking about.

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Tom Less April 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Having a big time in Hotlanta!! Wooooo weeeee!!!

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Bible College Boy April 8, 2013 at 4:22 am

Hot Lan TTTTTtttttttttttttttttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!

ShrimpnGrits April 8, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Is this another Rutgers?

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? Authority April 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Upstate and Rutgers?

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ShrimpnGrits April 8, 2013 at 10:45 pm

Is this another Rutgers?

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? Authority April 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Upstate and Rutgers?

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Slinky May 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm

What ever happened with smarty?

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Slinky May 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm

What ever happened with smarty?

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