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SC State Officials: Clyburn Manipulated Funding For Boondoggle

CONGRESSMAN ROUTED “CLYBURN CENTER” MONEY TO SELECT RECIPIENTS Remember the James E. Clyburn Transportation Center? Three years ago, this website published a detailed report outlining serious problems this S.C. State University facility – named after U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn. Our report – based on a state audit of this “facility” – revealed that the…

CONGRESSMAN ROUTED “CLYBURN CENTER” MONEY TO SELECT RECIPIENTS

Remember the James E. Clyburn Transportation Center?

Three years ago, this website published a detailed report outlining serious problems this S.C. State University facility – named after U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn. 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.

Two years later, Fox News picked up on the story – referring to the Clyburn center as a  “money sucking pit.”

Clyburn responded angrily to Fox at the time, saying S.C. State University’s faculty and staff were “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 added that “the future of the center” was in the air, though, saying he would leave its status “up to the university and its alumni to determine.”

Really?

Because according to multiple sources at the University who spoke with FITS on condition of anonymity – such deference would be a first for Clyburn.

“Jim Clyburn knows where each penny of that project went,” one of these sources told us. “We spent it exactly how he told us to.”

One source recalls Clyburn calling S.C. State’s accounting office shortly after a federal grant for the center came through – instructing her to fetch pen and paper.

“He started rattling off a list of people who were to receive checks,” our source recalls. “A hundred thousand here, a hundred thousand there – he was dictating specific names and exact amounts.”

At one point the accountant interrupted Clyburn to ask him what the checks were for – specifically, what tasks the recipients of this largesse would be performing.

“That’s not your concern,” she was abruptly told.

According to our sources, the checks were issued precisely as Clyburn directed.

Last month, S.C. State reported it was running a $4.4 million deficit and needed $13 million to settle its outstanding debts. Meanwhile the Clyburn Center remains almost completely unconstructed.

Where did the money go?

Sounds like we need to ask Congressman Clyburn that question …

Additionally, our sources say the Clyburn Center funding isn’t the only federal money the Congressman has doled out like it was his own personal piggy bank. More on that in future reports …

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68 comments

euwe max March 17, 2014 at 10:43 am

He’s black. Why did you have to write all that other shit? Why not just show the picture, and say… did you know you elected a black guy?

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Book of Moroni March 17, 2014 at 11:03 am

He’s black because he’s filled with sin.

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Squishy123 March 17, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Well we know he’s filled with something.

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Scooter March 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

That’s the reason he is dark colored. Works every time.

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Just Sayin March 17, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Euwe, have you ever looked at the demographics of the 6th Congressional district of South Carolina? 57% African American and 40% “whitie” with a good mix of 3% “other” thrown in. Showing them a picture of Uncle Enos, er uhm Tom, er uhm Mr Clyburn would guarantee him re-election ad infinitum.

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euwe max March 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Why do you think I recommended what I did?

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anon. March 17, 2014 at 10:46 am

SC State Officials: Clyburn Manipulated Funding For Boondoggle
I would expect nothing less from Clyburn.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm

SC State Officials: Clyburn Manipulated Funding For Boondoggle

**Pre-emptive apologies to the easily/perpetually offended who post here….**

“The pot calling the kettle black.”

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Cyburn Is A Pig Shit March 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

Millions of Americans are going to be ticked off so much with him, some may show up out of nowhere and punch him in the face and kick him in the balls. The man is one sick fucked up sack of shit. HE is behind the theft of OUR MONEY. And nobody likes a thief. Nobody at all. F*ck that son of a bitch.

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Myrtle Linder March 17, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Somebody needs to come up with a way to get rid of this kind of tripe and filth on the land, that is legal, but wit a Democrap there is n way, the are worshipped in this land of “nod.” At least I can vote against him and vote against him I do!!

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Fits?? March 17, 2014 at 11:02 am Reply
Gillon March 17, 2014 at 11:19 am

If an article is in any way critical of school choice and vouchers, FITS immediately goes into his “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” mode.

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Gillon March 17, 2014 at 11:54 am

Interesting piece. I’m surprised SC school choice/voucher advocates haven’t caught on and pushed for a similar Georgia-like scam law here.

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Bible Thumper March 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm

You think that is bad. I hear some of our tax dollars are directed toward failed public schools.

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Gillon March 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Wow, Bible Thumper, and even worse, the next thing you know some of our church money might be directed towards failed human beings.

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euwe max March 17, 2014 at 8:16 pm

That’s all money that could have been given to rich people to trickle down on us.

Buz Martin March 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm

That one, at least, speaks to the specious nature of affiliates of one of the advocacy groups for “school choice.” But again — so what? Is it full-bore corruption, malfeasance in office, and violation of the public trust? Maybe just a little bit. But nowhere near just this one of many instances where Clyburn is see to be the crook that he is.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm

From the linked article, written by a real journalist, in a real newspaper:

He said, eventually, he hopes to move on to other endeavors, handing the reigns of Palmetto Kids First entirely to his wife, the nonprofit’s operations director.

*sigh*

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/03/16/3330665/exclusive-financial-legal-troubles.html#storylink=cpy

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Buz Martin March 17, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Eh. We all know that Will ignores a shit-load of corruption stories if they involve his pet causes. But that one is a popcorn fart in a hurricane compared to what Clyburn has done. And not just what he has done with this, but through his entire career. He is not corrupt because he’s black, though. He is corrupt because he’s Jim Clyburn.

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Queen Jean March 17, 2014 at 11:03 am

Keep it all in state court, Jim. I’ve got your back. Jean. BTW: Thank you for making those phone calls last month. I knew I could count on you. I.S. says to tell you hello, also.

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Elfego March 17, 2014 at 11:39 am

Now daughter Minon is manipulating the FCC. South Carolina’s set aside district works well to funnel Democrat Funds.

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GrandTango March 17, 2014 at 11:41 am

Democrat = F*#k Up…

Wonder when people wake up?

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Smirks March 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Let us know when you do.

:D

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EJB March 17, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Oh good God, please don’t poke him.

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euwe max March 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm

it’s like pulling the handle labeled “black water” on a trailer.

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Squishy123 March 17, 2014 at 8:29 pm

That’s racist, everybody knows the black water tank is full of shit.

euwe max March 17, 2014 at 11:04 pm

Only poor white trailer trash would know such a thing.

Squishy123 March 18, 2014 at 10:54 am

Or people who own $100,000+ motorhomes.

euwe max March 18, 2014 at 1:31 pm

I was talking about your comment that it was racist.

Squishy123 March 18, 2014 at 3:17 pm

That doesn’t even make sense, did the bus you rode to school on have more than 4 seats?

euwe max March 18, 2014 at 3:31 pm

That doesn’t even make sense
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Unfortunately, neither sociopathy nor anosognosia is treatable. Sorry.

Ass Blow March 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

Fucking nigs think it’s personal money to be spent on hair, gold, rims, weed etc… typical nigger shit. Brain dead apes!!!!!”

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ELCID March 17, 2014 at 12:04 pm

That is uncalled for Racist ranting that you should be ashamed of putting into type.

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EJB March 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm

They’re just trying to get a reaction and clog up this comment section with stupid remarks, probably not even racist, just trying to stir up crap.

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ELCID March 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Yes, I agree.
I just can’t let this lack of respect for our fellow South Carolina Citizens go unchallenged. Granted, some of our citizens as individuals can be, and are; bad people. But, together, South Carolina Citizens are a great people. We are a family, all of us. We would not be the same without the diversity that our State has for centuries provided our strength, determination, and fierce independence.

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Uncle Fester March 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm

“We are a family, all of us.”

Kind of like the Addams family?

All collectivism aside, despite the r(R?)acism in his rant, the rest might not be uncalled for.

Smirks March 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Yep. Sock puppets, sock puppets everywhere. Trolling 101.

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Buz Martin March 17, 2014 at 9:31 pm

You mean that guy is not really named Ass Blow?

Soft Sigh from Hell March 17, 2014 at 7:57 pm

“They’re just trying to get a reaction and clog up this comment section with stupid remarks, probably not even racist”
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Yep, probably. The real Cro Magnons are likely the up-voters.

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euwe max March 17, 2014 at 8:18 pm

clog up this comment section with stupid remarks
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seems to me someone who couldn’t read the section because of stupid remarks wouldn’t get anything out of it anyway.

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euwe max March 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Look who upvoted it.

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jimlewisowb March 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Ex-Senator Ford buys a few sex tapes, dozen or two rubbers, a 18 inch day glow dildo, a case of tic tacs and he is run out of the State House

His buddy Clyburn rips off millions and he is a close personal adviser to POTUS

Just ain’t no justice in Cockroach Kingdom

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Ancient Chinese Secret March 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm

There’s no honor among cockroaches.

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Missy March 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Why doesnt the state auditor catch all this stuff WHILE it is happening, not years afterwards!

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Ned March 17, 2014 at 2:07 pm

The last thing the state’s good old boys wants is a state auditor that catches the crooks in action! They want their checks first then they could care less what happens to the check writer.

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Bill March 17, 2014 at 3:15 pm

crooks, bums and thieves. toss them out, NOW.

euwe max March 17, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Kalgon

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Just Sayin March 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm

…Not only that, the school no accounting for how the $27 million had been spent…
Remind me again Will, where’d you get your J’ School degree, USC or SCSU?
It will be fun watching Mr. Clyburn wiggle out of this when the national press finally turns on him.

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*********** March 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Clyburn is about to be crucified, and to no end I might add. Mark Levin’s and Fat Boy Rush’s producers have picked up on FITS.

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Philip Branton March 17, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Spawar Atlantic “observers” are very concerned that this “old News” does not delve into the finer aspects of grant “oversight”.

Any fund “sponsor” requires timely reviews with documentation.

Where is the federal civil SERVANT who administers the funds..??

Their picture and phone number and “positional dynamics” should be used by this comment section HOW..?

Wil Folks is not a ……what…?

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Squishy123 March 17, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Ol’ Remus ain’t scared, his people will re-elect him by an overwhelmingly large margin.

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SCBlues March 17, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Let me see now. Picture of Black person on FitsNews. How far will I have to scroll down to find Squishy’s racist post? Answer: Not far.

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Squishy123 March 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Let me see now. Picture of Black person on FitsNews. How far will I
have to scroll down to find SCBlues race card post? Answer: Not far.

So as far as Mr. Enos goes, you believe he’s doing a fine job and crazy ass cracka’s just picking on him.

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Anonymous March 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Jim Clyburn will call Pelosi who will call Obama will call Eric Holder who will call Bill Nettles who will call Jim Clyburn and apologize for the misunderstandings and it will all go away. Bill will call Jean Toal and say, “We did it again!”

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Bryan March 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Nothing new here, Clyburn is well known for this kinda work. A few years back he helped Dayo and Beulah White steal hundreds of thousands of “earmarked” money and around $400,000.00 from FHA. When those two went to court and mysteriously couldn’t afford representation, lo and behold, good old Charlie Condon showed up and got them outta trouble on a technicality. When questioned about this, Ol’ Charlie wouldn’t say who asked him to represent them or who paid him, Clyburn and Condon should both be tarred and feathered together.

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SCBlues March 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm

“Two years later, Fox News picked up on the story – referring to the Clyburn center as a “money sucking pit.”

Do you actually believe that Fox “News” would have anything positive to say about anything associated with Jim Clyburn?? You funny!

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euwe max March 17, 2014 at 8:20 pm

You funny!
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…now you funny too! :D

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Buz Martin March 17, 2014 at 9:33 pm

You bofe funny!

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Nell March 17, 2014 at 7:48 pm

I think they can raise some money down at SCSC if they would just sell Master’s Degrees for teachers like they did in the summers in the early 1960’s. A Masters in Education in 12 weeks.

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Squishy123 March 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Hell they do it with Nursing degrees down there, why do you think the passing rate for the nursing board from that school is hovering around single digits and graduates end up wiping asses at nursing homes.

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm

“Lawdy lawdy, they doos sure make a fuss when a black politician doos what de white politicians doos.”

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Fat Mama, SCSC, "81, PhD March 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Jim: Superintendent Pinckney called from Ridgeland, Jasper County. She wants to know Where the F&^% her check is, MF? NOW. And don’t tell me you got rid of the Feds down here and that’s all I’m getting. I want mo cash! NOW!

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Squishy123 March 18, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Enos, or as his buddies call him ol’ bleeding yellow eyes.

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johncopeland March 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Who wrote this totally bs “fake” news. What were the sources of the quotes? Who the hell said it and when?

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Philip Branton May 13, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Ya know……considering all of the “transportation funding” floating around our state with BMW, BOEING, Diamler, Inland Port, CSX & Norfolk-Southern and now VOLVO it would seem that a transportation building would be perfect for “completion”. Heck, we wonder just how much “chopper” funding is being used by SCE&G for new power lines from Westvaco to Daniel Island…!? Lets add some dominoes and consider that SCE&G is adding those power lines for more “transportation support” coming from somewhere? Wonder who is laying wood on those stock picks now that Fits is not reporting…?

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Philip Branton May 13, 2015 at 11:32 pm

Hmm…….Mrs Dudley and the link between Charles Rowe at the Post and Courier and Mr Rowe at HUD weaves an interesting web around the Post and Courier SQUARE development and the CSOL……!

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Arlen Cooper May 20, 2015 at 8:23 am

Jim Clyburn is “King Turd” in shit town which is South Carolina’s 6th congressional district.

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