More USC-Upstate Fun …

FITS wrote earlier this week about the latest developments at the University of South Carolina-Upstate – a taxpayer-funded school in Spartanburg, S.C. which continues to aggressively pursue a pro-homosexual agenda against the wishes of its benefactors in the S.C. General Assembly. (And apparently against the wishes of the socially conservative communities…

FITS wrote earlier this week about the latest developments at the University of South Carolina-Upstate – a taxpayer-funded school in Spartanburg, S.C. which continues to aggressively pursue a pro-homosexual agenda against the wishes of its benefactors in the S.C. General Assembly.

(And apparently against the wishes of the socially conservative communities located near the institution …)

Since breaking this story months ago we’ve weighed in repeatedly on this saga, arguing government shouldn’t be in the business of subsidizing gay or straight propaganda (just as it shouldn’t be in the business of sanctioning or banning gay or straight weddings).

In fact we’ve argued against taxpayer funding for all higher education expenditures – especially the rash of so-called “economic development” spending.

Anyway, the battle at USC Upstate is starting to hit the national radar – with new developments landing on the blog of conservative columnist Robert Stacy McCain.

According to McCain (article HERE) the director of USC Upstate’s Center for Women’s and Gender Studies – a.k.a. one of the academics spearheading USC-Upstate’s latest pro-gay propagandizing – suffers from “borderline personality disorder.”

His source for this allegation? The director herself, Merri Lisa Johnson … who made the acknowledgement in her 2010 memoir, Girl in Need of a Tourniquet: Memoir of a Borderline Personality.

Not only that McCain’s blog reports that Johnson’s lesbian partner – Stacey Haney – is a former USC-Upstate student who was lavished with praise and awards by Johnson.

Johnson’s book also cops to her having “a nervous breakdown as the result of an affair with a married lesbian colleague,” which prompted her to “seek professional help.”

Wow …

And this “professor” kept her job … how? 

South Carolina lawmakers have already cut a minuscule ($17,000) amount of funding to USC-Upstate in protest of its support for pro-homosexual propaganda.

We can’t wait to see how they respond to this …

Again … we have no objection to colleges and universities hosting pro-gay events, offering pro-gay courses or openly urging students to experiment with (or embrace) a gay lifestyle. We simply object to such activities being subsidized with our money.

Just like we object to our money being used to subsidize any higher ed offerings …

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SCBlueWoman April 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Golf clap!

Smirks April 1, 2014 at 12:49 pm

This whole USC Upstate schtick is getting as old as T-Rav.

Having a relationship with a former student isn’t terrible. Having relations with a current student? Sure, that is problematic as a faculty/student relationship introduces obvious issues, but show us proof. Was this woman the only person that needed to approve awards? Did she do nothing to earn them? We all know athletes often get passing grades they don’t deserve but we sure as hell don’t slam the gavel until we have evidence.

Having an affair makes you a terrible person, but not a terrible worker. Besides, considering Mark Sanford, Nikki Haley, and a legislature that could almost pass for a cheaters’ convention, you’d almost think it is a job requirement in this state.

Having a psych disorder can go from quite functional to very problematic, but medical opinions should be left to those who are actually qualified to give them. What does her doctor say? Does her employer think it would interfere with her ability to do her job?

Honestly, if she wasn’t a lesbian, I doubt we’d even be learning this shit from the get go. Sad all around.

Smirks April 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Seriously, this whole thing is starting to get old.

SCBlueWoman April 1, 2014 at 12:20 pm

No education for you! Sounds like the soup nazi… public education nazi.

Inciteful April 2, 2014 at 6:02 am

Enough already. This trashing of USC-Upstate is getting old. Some (inconvienient) facts: USC-U is rated tops in Low costs per student, Low administrative costs per student, Lowest state support per student.and hghest pass rate for nursing graduates. They do a great job at what they do. Compare these numbers to C of C, South Carolina State, and the Citadel and you’ll get the picture. If you were really concerned about excessive, disproportionate state support you’d do it based on the facts.

2Tite Pantees April 2, 2014 at 6:21 am

TW you can do better than that. None of the above is true and can be looked up easily.

Inciteful April 2, 2014 at 8:47 am

I did. And you admit you didn’t. Don’t post your opinions about facts you haven’t bothered to check. “The opposite of truth is not lie,….its inclinition” -F. Nietzsche.

2Tite Pantees April 2, 2014 at 9:03 am

Then you should have no reservation in posting the links that support your statements. Start with the link that substantiates your “highest pass rate for nursing graduates.”

Tiger Nurse April 2, 2014 at 11:30 pm

There are 13 institutions in SC that award RN BSN degrees. Over the last 5 years USC Upstate ranks 11th out the 13 in passing rate on the NCLEX.

John April 1, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Can we quit calling USC-Upstate an institution of higher education? There are middle schools in this state more academically challenging than this glorified community college.

Calling all Lesbos! April 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm

They look like a happy bunch.

Seriously, I’m all for hot women on women action, I just choose where I get to pay to witness and maybe even explore it all as an interested 3rd party.

How am I going to do that if SC is taking my money first and giving it to the hot Lesbians?

If they let me keep it and I then can pick and choose, I’ll be more likely to get some hot Lesbian action with me as their sandwich.

Calling all Lesbos! April 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm

LMAO! That’s a fugly bunch.

See, if I could keep my own Lesbo fund, not only could I get more willing partipants and more options, but I could get better looking ones too.

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 2, 2014 at 8:10 am


Porn star lesbians look nothing like the real lesbians that you run into at your local Home Depot Garden Center or institute of higher learning.

I want to pick my own Lesbo! April 2, 2014 at 9:05 am

If I had my confiscated funds back I could hire a couple porn star lesbians.

JJEvans April 1, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Psychology of Oppression, Fat Studies, Women and Madness….
How can anyone take that department serious?

Mike at the Beach April 1, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Man! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry reading through that page! What a hoot…

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 2, 2014 at 8:07 am

Dyke Dynasty.*

*TBG extends sincere apologies to Phil, Si and the whole Robertson clan.

I want to pick my own Lesbo! April 2, 2014 at 9:06 am

I wonder if they can make a queef sound like a duck.

euwe max April 1, 2014 at 3:45 pm

such activities being subsidized with our money
like a war based on lies on the credit card that cost us trillions?

Consantine April 1, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Amazing. Successful USC b’ball coach Pam parsons got dumped in ’82 for this type of relationship with a player. I guess it’s ok now.

Lew Ease April 1, 2014 at 10:13 pm

2 more and she will have a grand slam of this year’s softball team.

Barbarossa April 1, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Alright USC-upstate, it’s probably time to cue Paul Simon… “Slip Sliding Away”…

Soft Sigh from Hell April 1, 2014 at 6:56 pm

People think it’s newsworthy that university faculties are riddled with the half crazy?
Ha! What naïfs.

Whot Spaley April 1, 2014 at 7:56 pm

It was common knowledge on campus they were in a relationship while Haney was a student in Johnson’s class. They were frequently seen embracing and kissing around campus; out in the open, as if by design. However, administration did nothing, as always. Caster got off watching while cooking his soufle.

I want to pick my own Lesbo! April 2, 2014 at 9:12 am

That bastard is using my money to watch hot Lesbian soft core porn! That parasite mother fucker!

I notice he wrote a book with a Homer Simpson quote in it too. Why is it all these hipster metrosexual professor’s think “The Simpsons” is the next coming of Jesus? Seriously, don’t they themselves see the cliched bullshit surrounding their own “trendy and unique” viewpoints is nothing more than a lame inside joke with no creativity between them and their know it all buddies in academia?

They are walking, loser cliches that if not sponging off the taxpaying masses would be sweeping streets for the most part.

Jimmmmmmm April 1, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Hhheeeeeee hhhhaaaaaaaa just wait until next week boys and boys!!! We undress and show more penis in our next play at USC Upstate: Spring Awakening!!! Well shave my balls and call me professor!

west_rhino April 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

in old times moral turpitude would have been the excuse to divest an institution of homosexuals, and doubtless would have seen (from other sources) the presidency at College of Charleston not become vacant over a McConnell predecessor’s move to boot some faculty…
let me see, how did Rome fall?

Yep! April 2, 2014 at 9:19 am

I agree with the Rome sentiment at the end, let us all remember though that while the dates are under debate, the number still ends up around 100 years give or take some for the rapid decay part of that.

So the question is, when did that start for us? I say 1971 myself, but I supposed a good case could be 64′ with LBJ and that if it wasn’t for WW2 that 33′ might have been the start of an earlier death.

Will it take the US 100 years with plenty of misery in the mean time?

That’s what is scary about the current situation, our masters have to know it’s financially hopeless long term, so the previous well used game plan for rulers in that scenario usually leads to war and a pile of skulls as a remedy.

TontoBubbaGoldstein April 2, 2014 at 8:17 pm

1861, and 1913 are also good candidates.
But, even after Wilson, the US had a “Return to Normalcy”. From Hoover on it’s been full speed *ahead*.

Tomron April 2, 2014 at 8:37 pm

How’s everybody’s bracket looking? Mine isn’t looking very good. March Madness sure is fun! Golly I barely have time for anything with golf, ballgames, driving my speedy (vroom vroom) car, trips, and happy hour at the club! I have lots of friends at the club!

Tampon April 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm

You need to get your ass to work. I’m tired of dealing with your shit.

Johnron April 2, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Tomron let’s go knock down a few at the club and put it on the tab! Afterall, we’ve had a long day not doing jack shit. I’m hungry as a bear too! I haven’t had a free meal in an hour!!!

Meriron April 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm

You male turds cannot go to the club unless you EQUALLY share your librations with me and Butty McDick!

Peter Oil April 3, 2014 at 6:52 am

I am pretty.

Peter Oil April 3, 2014 at 6:53 am

I have lots of sex.

Peter Oil April 3, 2014 at 6:55 am

Ihave had sex with 54, no, 55, no, make that 56 people at work.

Peter Oil April 3, 2014 at 6:56 am

I like it.

Peter Oil April 3, 2014 at 7:01 am

57 if you count doing it by yourself.

Peter Oil April 3, 2014 at 7:02 am

At work.

Random Thoughts April 3, 2014 at 9:26 am

What kind of oil do you use?

Peter Oil April 4, 2014 at 6:53 am

LesboSilk. It is offered in multiple natural, fruity flavors. Kumquat is my absolute fave!!!

lnciteful April 5, 2014 at 6:30 am

Usc Upstate is the best school in the state by a lot. The chancellor Tom Moore is really well liked by everyone around. They are best at all efficiency ratios with everything about student costs. Compare them to S C State and the Citadel and just see who is the best. The school is growing at everything it does and will be be the biggest thing in Spartanburg and both Greenville.

Assphalt April 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm

A storm in a teacup. It will all calm down and fade away. The school will go on.

Shoestring Playa April 6, 2014 at 11:54 am

The University of South Carolina Upstate¹s
Shoestring Players are pleased to present Spring Awakening to
the Spartanburg community. Performances will be held April 10-12 at 8 p.m. and
April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center Theatre.

Flashpants Parker April 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm

I’ll be there!!

Fartin Spartin April 6, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Sniff. Sniff sniff. Something stinks.

Tomocchio April 26, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Man it is nice. I am teeing it up again tomorrow!!!!

Assoc Prof June 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Now USC Upstate is going to build a 30 million dollar arena!! Fire Tom Moore!!!!!!

Peggy D June 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

No Moore! No Moore! No Moore! MOORE MUST GO.

Burroughs Supporter July 23, 2014 at 12:33 am

Why stop at Moore? Fire STW. Fire JM. Fire Pastides. Clean it out and up. Fire CH. They have ruined our school!!!!

Burroughs Supporter July 23, 2014 at 12:36 am

Must be nice being on safari while your staff does the dirty work.

Assoc Prof August 6, 2014 at 10:48 pm



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