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SC Man Subject Of Citadel Sex Probe

A South Carolina man has been accused of misrepresenting his affiliation with The Citadel in an effort to solicit sex from male students and recent graduates of the South Carolina military college. Andy Williams, 46, of Hartsville, S.C. has been accused of stalking several cadets in an effort to facilitate…

A South Carolina man has been accused of misrepresenting his affiliation with The Citadel in an effort to solicit sex from male students and recent graduates of the South Carolina military college. Andy Williams, 46, of Hartsville, S.C. has been accused of stalking several cadets in an effort to facilitate homosexual liaisons – although it’s unclear at this point whether state or local law enforcement are investigating the allegations against him.

Sources tell FITS an internal investigation has been launched by the school – which has been roundly rebuked in the past for its failure to protect cadets from unwanted homosexual advances.

“(Williams) M.O. is to ‘friend’ high-ranking Republicans and noteworthy Citadel alums on Facebook, then leverage those connections to introduce himself to cadets and other young alums,” one source tells us.

Another source tells FITS Williams “impersonates himself as a Citadel graduate” and rubs shoulders with “high-profile politicos” in an effort to make himself seem important. He also claims to have worked in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the late U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond and former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole.

The former claim appears to be accurate, although the circumstances surrounding his employment for Thurmond are not clear.

“He’s psychotic,” the source told us, adding that Williams has a lengthy criminal record in multiple counties – one which includes numerous driving under the influence (DUI) arrests and fraud charges.

Williams also served time in federal prison over a decade ago for theft.

More recently, he allegedly stalked a member of the college’s Board of Visitors … which we’re told is what led to the school’s probe of his activities.

FITS attempted to contact Williams via Facebook in an effort to get his side of this story. Within moments of our request being sent, however, his Facebook page had been taken down.

Speaking of Facebook, sources tell FITS a closed group recently formed on the site that includes “hundreds of comments including screenshots of (Williams’) communications with cadets” as well as “statements given to Citadel Public Safety about his activities.”

FITS has submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in an effort to obtain any documents the school has in connection with Williams. We look forward to publishing the school’s response to our inquiry …

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79 comments

9" July 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm

If this were a female teacher and male student,you’d be handing out high fives,and calling her a MILF.Once again,you’re exposing your own hypocrisy.

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Frank Pytel July 3, 2013 at 7:40 am

9″, ya gotta quit hittin’ on these yungins! (JK)

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9" July 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Get this straight(so to speak).I like guys my own age or older.My current flame is well over 60…It’s a minority of gays who’d be hitting on cadets.
He may be guilty of some of these charges,but having consensual sex isn’t one of them…

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Frank Pytel July 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Shit 9. JK means Just Kidding, not Just Kiddies!!?

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9" July 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

That’s cool.It’s just a constant stereotype I try to dispel,although BT,will now accuse me of ‘elder abuse’;-)

Happy 4th,everyone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxyIdiKj8bM

For Real July 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm

“Consensual” my ass 9″, which means you’re actually 3″.
He was lording and laying cadets for sex. Quit defending a faggot with Lame excuses!

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9" July 2, 2013 at 9:02 pm

If this were a female teacher and male student,you’d be handing out high fives,and calling her a MILF.Once again,you’re exposing your own hypocrisy.

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Frank Pytel July 3, 2013 at 7:40 am

9″, ya gotta quit hittin’ on these yungins! (JK)

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9" July 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm

Get this straight(so to speak).I like guys my own age or older.My current flame is well over 60…It’s a minority of gays who’d be hitting on cadets.
He may be guilty of some of these charges,but having consensual sex isn’t one of them…

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Frank Pytel July 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Shit 9. JK means Just Kidding, not Just Kiddies!!?

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9" July 3, 2013 at 1:57 pm

That’s cool.It’s just a constant stereotype I try to dispel,although BT,will now accuse me of ‘elder abuse’;-)

Happy 4th,everyone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxyIdiKj8bM

For Real July 5, 2013 at 8:19 pm

“Consensual” my ass 9″, which means you’re actually 3″.
He was lording and laying cadets for sex. Quit defending a faggot with Lame excuses!

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tomstickler July 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm

An interesting article about South Carolina history on this date that mentions the origins of The Citadel.

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2013/07/this-day-in-labor-history-july-2-1822

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tomstickler July 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm

An interesting article about South Carolina history on this date that mentions the origins of The Citadel.

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2013/07/this-day-in-labor-history-july-2-1822

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm

SC MAN SUBJECT OF CITADEL SEX PROBE

Headline almost sounds like one of those “alien abduction” stories.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein July 2, 2013 at 9:55 pm

SC MAN SUBJECT OF CITADEL SEX PROBE

Headline almost sounds like one of those “alien abduction” stories.

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MILFLuvr July 2, 2013 at 10:42 pm

I happen to like MILFs

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MILFLuvr July 2, 2013 at 10:42 pm

I happen to like MILFs

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Exposing The Truth July 2, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Thank you for exposing someone who is a potential danger to society and menace to The Citadel posing to be a graduate when he is not.

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Exposing The Truth July 2, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Thank you for exposing someone who is a potential danger to society and menace to The Citadel posing to be a graduate when he is not.

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Citadel Alum July 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm

The Board of Visitors couldn’t keep THIS one under wraps? Shucks. 200 situps, men.

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Citadel Alum July 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm

The Board of Visitors couldn’t keep THIS one under wraps? Shucks. 200 situps, men.

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You're kidding July 3, 2013 at 9:05 am

Bahhhhhhaaaaaahhhhha.. Future military men and women of the Citadel are scared of having a homosexual pass made at them. What precious hothouse flowers. The sky is falling Chicken-little.

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You're kidding July 3, 2013 at 9:05 am

Bahhhhhhaaaaaahhhhha.. Future military men and women of the Citadel are scared of having a homosexual pass made at them. What precious hothouse flowers. The sky is falling Chicken-little.

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Just a grad July 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

He is NOT a graduate of The Citadel. Don’t be fooled by this charlatan.

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Just a grad July 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

He is NOT a graduate of The Citadel. Don’t be fooled by this charlatan.

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Yelsewh July 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

Based on what is written in the blog piece above, this guy tries to make himself seem important in order to set up dates with Citadel cadets, and cadets are all adults or at the very least have attained the age of consent in SC (16 y.o.)… is that about right? In light of the fact that guys lie all the time in order to get laid, the only reason that the case of Mr. Andy Williams of Hartsville is a big deal is that he has “threatened” the heterosexuality of some Citadel cadets and frankly, that says a lot more about the latent homosexual feelings of those cadets than it does the guy hitting on them.

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Paul Tamburrino July 3, 2013 at 9:38 am

It has nothing to do with sexual advances. Heterosexual or Homosexual. The problem that this guy has is that he does not take no for an answer. Even that does not rise to the level of this type of concern. What deserves this attention is that he offers money in exchange for “relations”. That is called criminal solicitation. He has also threatened several that have been spooked by his advances. That is not acceptable at all. If all he did was lie and flirt, no harm no foul. This guy’s long criminal record of fraud and alcohol-related offenses are what causes concern. In fact, his apologies after the threats usually come with references to having been drunk when he did them. He can lie about being a Citadel grad, and he can lie about working in Congress and being best friends with all of the State/Local Republicans all he wants. What he can’t do is use those false boasts to intimidate or coerce folks. We don’t allow predators to stalk our females in society, so what makes it right to allow it to happen to males? It is not right for ANYONE to be intimidated or harassed. All anyone wants is for this guy to leave the “uninterested” alone. If he was doing this to my daughter, you would be reading about my arrest.

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Yelsewh July 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

Please note that I prefaced my statement with “Based on what is written in the blog piece above.” The additional allegations you’ve made are certainly cause for concern… and I echo your sentiment that if someone threatened either of my daughters I would gladly defend a charge of simple assault.

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Shell Suber, Citadel 89 July 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

Paul is right about this guy. I met Williams at The
Citadel/USC football game in 2011 in Columbia. He presented himself as a fellow
Citadel graduate and I had no reason to think he wasn’t. He certainly seemed to
know a lot of other grads. A few days later I started getting texts (my cell
phone # isn’t hard to find since it’s also my business number.) The first text
was friendly but then more and more came, increasingly odd. I never responded
and the texts finally stopped. Annoying, but whatever. But my experience was
very different than some of his other “targets.” I started to hear
about others who had had problems with this guy and sometimes this creep didn’t
just stop, he crossed the line between “annoying” and became menacing.
Gay, straight, I could care less. But there is a line somewhere between feeling
uncomfortable and feeling threatened and this weirdo has crossed it

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Owen Lift July 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

Shell – aren’t you buddies with Fundy? He and I could tell you stories all day about this cretin.

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9" July 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm

‘he offers money in exchange for “relations”. That is called criminal solicitation.’

Or maybe,male prostitution,or just really horny.I doubt any of these guys are strangers to sex with other males..

Either way,this is ‘news’ ,only because it involves homosexuality.

Cheap shot,Will.

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reality July 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

No man turns down head if he is drunk or knows his friends will never find out he played. It never happened if no one knows.

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A Grad July 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I agree with Paul and Shell. Andy has crossed the threshold here. He has made many, many threats to people regardless of sexual orientation. Psychotic and charlatan don’t begin to describe the problems this guy seems to have.

I want to know why he isn’t behind bars or lost his license for the DUIs or why he is still able to threaten people and get away with it.

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Yelsewh July 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

Based on what is written in the blog piece above, this guy tries to make himself seem important in order to set up dates with Citadel cadets, and cadets are all adults or at the very least have attained the age of consent in SC (16 y.o.)… is that about right? In light of the fact that guys lie all the time in order to get laid, the only reason that the case of Mr. Andy Williams of Hartsville is a big deal is that he has “threatened” the heterosexuality of some Citadel cadets and frankly, that says a lot more about the latent homosexual feelings of those cadets than it does the guy hitting on them.

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Paul Tamburrino July 3, 2013 at 9:38 am

It has nothing to do with sexual advances. Heterosexual or Homosexual. The problem that this guy has is that he does not take no for an answer. Even that does not rise to the level of this type of concern. What deserves this attention is that he offers money in exchange for “relations”. That is called criminal solicitation. He has also threatened several that have been spooked by his advances. That is not acceptable at all. If all he did was lie and flirt, no harm no foul. This guy’s long criminal record of fraud and alcohol-related offenses are what causes concern. In fact, his apologies after the threats usually come with references to having been drunk when he did them. He can lie about being a Citadel grad, and he can lie about working in Congress and being best friends with all of the State/Local Republicans all he wants. What he can’t do is use those false boasts to intimidate or coerce folks. We don’t allow predators to stalk our females in society, so what makes it right to allow it to happen to males? It is not right for ANYONE to be intimidated or harassed. All anyone wants is for this guy to leave the “uninterested” alone. If he was doing this to my daughter, you would be reading about my arrest.

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Yelsewh July 3, 2013 at 10:23 am

Please note that I prefaced my statement with “Based on what is written in the blog piece above.” The additional allegations you’ve made are certainly cause for concern… and I echo your sentiment that if someone threatened either of my daughters I would gladly defend a charge of simple assault.

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Shell Suber, Citadel 89 July 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

Paul is right about this guy. I met Williams at The
Citadel/USC football game in 2011 in Columbia. He presented himself as a fellow
Citadel graduate and I had no reason to think he wasn’t. He certainly seemed to
know a lot of other grads. A few days later I started getting texts (my cell
phone # isn’t hard to find since it’s also my business number.) The first text
was friendly but then more and more came, increasingly odd. I never responded
and the texts finally stopped. Annoying, but whatever. But my experience was
very different than some of his other “targets.” I started to hear
about others who had had problems with this guy and sometimes this creep didn’t
just stop, he crossed the line between “annoying” and became menacing.
Gay, straight, I could care less. But there is a line somewhere between feeling
uncomfortable and feeling threatened and this weirdo has crossed it

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Owen Lift July 5, 2013 at 10:00 am

Shell – aren’t you buddies with Fundy? He and I could tell you stories all day about this cretin.

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9" July 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm

‘he offers money in exchange for “relations”. That is called criminal solicitation.’

Or maybe,male prostitution,or just really horny.I doubt any of these guys are strangers to sex with other males..

Either way,this is ‘news’ ,only because it involves homosexuality.

Cheap shot,Will.

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reality July 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

No man turns down head if he is drunk or knows his friends will never find out he played. It never happened if no one knows.

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A Grad July 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I agree with Paul and Shell. Andy has crossed the threshold here. He has made many, many threats to people regardless of sexual orientation. Psychotic and charlatan don’t begin to describe the problems this guy seems to have.

I want to know why he isn’t behind bars or lost his license for the DUIs or why he is still able to threaten people and get away with it.

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This is Sparta! July 3, 2013 at 9:42 am

The Citadel continues in the tradition of Hoplite pederastic pedagogy:

“It is not only the most warlike peoples, the Boeotians, Spartans, and Cretans, who are the most susceptible to this kind of love but also the greatest heroes of old:Meleager, Achilles, Aristomenes, Cimon, and Epaminondas.”-Plutarch quoting Phillip of Macedonia

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This is Sparta! July 3, 2013 at 9:42 am

The Citadel continues in the tradition of Hoplite pederastic pedagogy:

“It is not only the most warlike peoples, the Boeotians, Spartans, and Cretans, who are the most susceptible to this kind of love but also the greatest heroes of old:Meleager, Achilles, Aristomenes, Cimon, and Epaminondas.”-Plutarch quoting Phillip of Macedonia

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Owen Lift July 3, 2013 at 10:19 am

I happen to know this guy. Have known him for 25+ years.

As a raging liberal, I could care less about the “homosexual angle”. I also have no allegiance to or affiliation with the Citadel.

What I can tell you is he is a charlatan and a pathological liar. He has falsely portrayed himself as so many different things over the years that pretty much anything that comes out of his mouth is a lie.

One of the many mendacious claims he has been making for almost 20 years now is that he is a Citadel grad. This is a blatant lie. He never spent so much as a day as a member of the Corps of Cadets there. As a matter of fact, he was VP of the student body at Carolina in the late 80’s.

In addition to his “numerous…DUI arrests”, I know for a fact that he spent time in the federal pen for credit card. Given the non-stop fraud he has perpetuated in the meantime, it is a borderline miracle that he is not there at the moment.
I am a firm believer in “innocent until proven guilty”; but given what I know about the guy, I have no doubt that the allegations against him are true.

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

“As a raging liberal”
Yeah, right. Working for Thurmond.

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Cat July 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Senator Thurmond had no litmus tests for employees. The majority of the young people working in his office in the 80s and 90s were to the left of the Senator on most issues including the Right to Life. He was very open minded and had many people of opposing views working for him. The man was way more progressive then most give him credit for.

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Owen Lift July 5, 2013 at 9:56 am

Once again, I NEVER worked for Thurmond. Though I did work on Capitol Hill for 5 years.

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cycle March 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

I too worked on capital hill and thurmond was no pro-lifer or “right to life” as you say.

My question is how can FTS write such a scathing article about someone so insignificant unless the writer of this article is either gay? or also was hit on by Andy or (2) has a vendetta! I too know ANDY very well from his DC days and he is not a bad guy, sure he embellished, but not a bad guy. Where is the follow-up story. What journalist worth their shit would write this an NOT follow-up, maybe a competitor?

tty July 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

The author of the comment claimed to be a “raging liberal” – the subject of the investigation “Andy Williams” supposedly worked for Thurmond. They’re two different people. So, your comment “Yeah, right. Working for Thurmond” doesn’t make any sense to me.

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Owen Lift July 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

tty –

Thanks for actually reading my entire post before responding – unlike Soft Sigh from Hell. You are right on target.

To Soft Sigh from Hell –
Two rules of posting to follow:
1) Actually READ the entire post you intend to respond to before doing so; I AM very liberal. Not only have I never worked for Sen. Thurmond (and BTW – Andy never did either), I never voted for him. Nowhere in my post did I say this.
2) And this is the more important of the two rules – if your IQ is lower than your body temperature, it’s a good idea to not make this shortcoming public knowledge by putting some inane post up on the internet.

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Underwood October 8, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Actually ANdy worked for both Thurmond and Hollings.

Owen Lift July 3, 2013 at 10:19 am

I happen to know this guy. Have known him for 25+ years.

As a raging liberal, I could care less about the “homosexual angle”. I also have no allegiance to or affiliation with the Citadel.

What I can tell you is he is a charlatan and a pathological liar. He has falsely portrayed himself as so many different things over the years that pretty much anything that comes out of his mouth is a lie.

One of the many mendacious claims he has been making for almost 20 years now is that he is a Citadel grad. This is a blatant lie. He never spent so much as a day as a member of the Corps of Cadets there. As a matter of fact, he was VP of the student body at Carolina in the late 80’s.

In addition to his “numerous…DUI arrests”, I know for a fact that he spent time in the federal pen for credit card fraud. Given the non-stop fraud he has perpetuated in the meantime, it is a borderline miracle that he is not there at the moment.
I am a firm believer in “innocent until proven guilty”; but given what I know about the guy, I have no doubt that the allegations against him are true.

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 3, 2013 at 6:53 pm

“As a raging liberal”
Yeah, right. Working for Thurmond.

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Cat July 4, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Senator Thurmond had no litmus tests for employees. The majority of the young people working in his office in the 80s and 90s were to the left of the Senator on most issues including the Right to Life. He was very open minded and had many people of opposing views working for him. The man was way more progressive then most give him credit for.

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Owen Lift July 5, 2013 at 9:56 am

Once again, I NEVER worked for Thurmond. Though I did work on Capitol Hill for 5 years.

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tty July 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

The author of the comment claimed to be a “raging liberal” – the subject of the investigation “Andy Williams” supposedly worked for Thurmond. They’re two different people. So, your comment “Yeah, right. Working for Thurmond” doesn’t make any sense to me.

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Owen Lift July 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

tty –

Thanks for actually reading my entire post before responding – unlike Soft Sigh from Hell. You are right on target.

To Soft Sigh from Hell –
Two rules of posting to follow:
1) Actually READ the entire post you intend to respond to before doing so; I AM very liberal. Not only have I never worked for Sen. Thurmond (and BTW – Andy never did either), I never voted for him. Nowhere in my post did I say this.
2) And this is the more important of the two rules – if your IQ is lower than your body temperature, it’s a good idea to not make this shortcoming public knowledge by putting some inane post up on the internet.

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Town Crier July 3, 2013 at 10:33 am

He is still on Facebook. He has probably blocked you.

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Town Crier July 3, 2013 at 10:33 am

He is still on Facebook. He has probably blocked you.

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Bill July 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm

The Citadel has to respond to everyone of these type situations: right or wrong.
When they don’t, it gets hammered in the press.
It has to try and protect the Cadets as much as possible.
Past problems have made Failure: NOT AN OPTION!!

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Bill July 3, 2013 at 12:55 pm

The Citadel has to respond to everyone of these type situations: right or wrong.
When they don’t, it gets hammered in the press.
It has to try and protect the Cadets as much as possible.
Past problems have made Failure: NOT AN OPTION!!

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. July 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina…. what a farce! School of homosexuals!

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm

The Citadel, a “dude factory” — Pitchfork Ben Tillman

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. July 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina…. what a farce! School of homosexuals!

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm

The Citadel, a “dude factory” — Pitchfork Ben Tillman

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frank July 3, 2013 at 6:32 pm

The Citadel and their grads seem to be a lot more upset about these acts between adults than they were with child sexual abuse.

Tells you all you need to know right there!

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frank July 3, 2013 at 6:32 pm

The Citadel and their grads seem to be a lot more upset about these acts between adults than they were with child sexual abuse.

Tells you all you need to know right there!

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GeeGeeC July 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Fits, you should be ashamed. This is bullying. He may have problems, but this article serves no purpose and is just mean.

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For Real July 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Fuck you! He exposed a criminal!

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GeeGeeC July 3, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Fits, you should be ashamed. This is bullying. He may have problems, but this article serves no purpose and is just mean.

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For Real July 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Fuck you! He exposed a criminal!

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9" July 4, 2013 at 1:14 am

After reading Fits’ ramblings for a few years,it’s become clear,he has no conscience,and that’s the worst thing I could ever say about anyone.It is an extremely rare trait,thank God,but it explains everything you need to know about him…

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/mar/12/20050312-100954-5410r/?page=all

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9" July 4, 2013 at 1:14 am

After reading Fits’ ramblings for a few years,it’s become clear,he has no conscience,and that’s the worst thing I could ever say about anyone.It is an extremely rare trait,thank God,but it explains everything you need to know about him…

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/mar/12/20050312-100954-5410r/?page=all

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Tamela July 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm

His whole family practices quackery!

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Tamela July 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm

His whole family practices quackery!

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MunozIsGay July 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I wonder if he is fucking that little fag boy Steven Munoz. He would welcome the advances and then guzzle his cum!!!

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MunozIsGay July 9, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I wonder if he is fucking that little fag boy Steven Munoz. He would welcome the advances and then guzzle his cum!!!

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cycle March 1, 2014 at 9:23 am

I too worked on capital hill and thurmond was no pro-lifer or “right to life” as you say.this guy did work on capital hill. he is an opportunist and he does embellish.

My question is how can FTS write such a scathing article about someone so insignificant unless the writer of this article is either gay and also was hit on by Andy or (2) has a vendetta! I too know ANDY very well from his DC days and he is not a bad guy, sure he embellished, but not a bad guy. Where is the follow-up story. What journalist worth their shit would write this an NOT follow-up, maybe a competitor? What has happened since the article? It appears to be defamation to me!

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