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Palmetto State: Fourth Estate Whoring At Its Worst

S.C. TREASURER’S RACE EXPOSES QUESTIONABLE “MEDIA RELATIONS” This website gets a lot of grief from South Carolina’s “mainstream” media … which we understand. We’ve moved in on their turf, stolen their sources, written much better (and much better-written) stories – and generally kicked their asses all over the Palmetto State. They…

S.C. TREASURER’S RACE EXPOSES QUESTIONABLE “MEDIA RELATIONS”

This website gets a lot of grief from South Carolina’s “mainstream” media … which we understand.

We’ve moved in on their turf, stolen their sources, written much better (and much better-written) stories – and generally kicked their asses all over the Palmetto State. They don’t like that – so they fight back. They call us a “tabloid.” Belittle us as nothing more than a “political blog.” Rip us for using anonymous sources (even though they use them, too). Decry our “agenda-driven” approach to gathering and reporting the news (even though they slavishly serve the agenda of powerful special interests).

To be fair, we’ve been blunt with them, too – especially when their subservience to the status quo keeps children stuck in failing government-run schools. Or provides cover for corrupt, hypocritical politicians.

Anyway … as far as South Carolina’s taxpayer-subsidized ruling class is concerned, their most dutiful and obedient media lap dog is reporter Seanna Adcox of the Associated Press.

Hands down …

We refer to Adcox as “The Regurgitator,” because if a crooked politician or incompetent bureaucrat sends her a set of status quo talking points – she will make absolutely sure nothing gets lost in translation.

That’s sad for two reasons: 1) Adcox has the biggest media microphone in South Carolina (Associated Press wires get blasted all over the state), and, 2) her predecessor, the late Jim Davenport, was a real investigative journalist who recognized the importance of telling truth to power (as opposed to letting power manipulate your “truth”). Davenport kicked ass, in other words … as opposed to kissing it.

Adcox’s obeisance is as nauseating as it is well-documented.

For example, when embattled S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) director Lillian Koller needed a glorified commercial for her agency’s “welfare to work” program, she turned to Adcox to regurgitate the talking points (even though the program was – and is – a sham). Meanwhile when corrupt S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell need to try and bury his public corruption scandal before it got wings – he turned to Adcox to bail him out.

Which she did.

Adcox’s latest “job” appears to be shilling for one of the most powerful special interests in South Carolina – the corrupt commission in charge of the state’s $26 billion pension fund. As this website has meticulously documented over the past four years, S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis has been a one-man wrecking crew when it comes to exposing the dismal performance of this fund – as well as the shameless self-serving behavior of its corrupt commissioners, led by Hugh Leatherman appointee Reynolds Williams.

Leatherman and Williams don’t like Loftis poking through their play money – and have been doing everything within their power to take him out (unsuccessfully). Their latest effort? Recruiting a candidate to run against him in the 2014 GOP primary.

Think about that for a second: Loftis’ only “crime” has been to fight for the best interests of the state’s taxpayers and retirees – and for that he’s being singled out for political extinction by these corrupt fund managers.

And their media mouthpieces … as Adcox is giving the establishment goons who are going after Loftis full access to her microphone. Just this week, for instance, she called Loftis out as a hypocrite for appearing in the same public service announcements that he bashed his former GOP opponent Converse Chellis for appearing in back in 2010.

Seems logical right? Sure. But there’s a big difference: Chellis actually controlled the funds for these ads when he was State Treasurer, whereas Loftis negotiated a contract to put the entire program into the private sector – i.e. outside of his ability to influence the process.

That didn’t stop Adcox from delivering the punch, though … which got us thinking: Aside from her natural proclivity to cozy up to entrenched political establishments (and bash the handful of elected officials who are willing to stand up to them), could something else have motivated Adcox to take this punch?

In a word, “yes.”

One of the worst kept secrets at the S.C. State House is that Adcox’s mother-in-law – former S.C. Representative and Workers Compensation Commissioner Becky Meacham-Richardson – has been romantically linked to Chellis. Additionally, Chellis has been soliciting “consulting” work at various pension fund conferences – with Loftis’ enemies (Reynolds Williams, former S.C. Sen. Greg Ryberg) setting up many of his meetings.

Chellis refused to take our phone calls, but multiple sources at the State House in Columbia and in his hometown of Summerville, S.C. confirmed the nature of his relationship with Adcox’s mother-in-law.

Meanwhile Adcox’s editor at the Associated Press – who actually works in North Carolina – refused to answer our questions about the level of personal disclosure his reporter provided him with prior to researching and writing her stories on the Treasurer’s Office (and the GOP primary for this seat). He also refused to answer questions about the AP’s policies involving reporters whose family members are directly connected to sources and stories they cover.

His only comment?

“We stand by all of (Adcox’s) reporting,” he said.

Of course he does …

Loftis is a reformer trying to take on a corrupt, entrenched bureaucracy that’s bilking taxpayers and retirees to the tune of billions of dollars – and this website makes no bones about supporting him in his efforts. Adcox? She’s chosen to serve the other side … keeping it “in the family,” as it were.

We’ll let you decide which perspective is real “journalism,” and which is driving an agenda …

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167 comments

Hal May 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm

The Investment Commission is run by Hugh Leatherman, through Reynolds Williams. That s as establishment as you get. Seanna has always been the go to reporter when a powerful pol needed to break a story in the best light possible. AP doesn’t really matter anyway. Few people ever comment on their stories and that is a sign of being out of touch with this audience .

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Wilson May 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm

How do you think Leatherman gets away with his crooked shit? He pushes stories about other people to reporters that are lazy as hell anyway. The stories he dumps on Loftis or Haley, etc, are currency. He is the most powerful man in the state so he has the most stories to dump.

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M326 May 6, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Curtis, please can you identify yourself.

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M326 May 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Curtis, please identify yourself.

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This is trash May 7, 2014 at 7:24 am

Hahahaha! Let me regain my composure. “AP doesn’t really matter anyway. Few people ever comment on their stories and that is a sign of being out of touch with this audience”

First and foremost, practically every paper in SC (and a few out of state) pick up AP stories. So that’s a moot point.

Second, the reason the AP is out of touch with “this audience” is because “this audience” is largely made up of your alter-egos, Curt.

Give it a rest already.

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lozell likes May 7, 2014 at 2:11 pm

You missed the State. They carried it.

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James May 6, 2014 at 4:30 pm

For Gods sake, don’t write about Loftis. It brings the crazy out to attack him. I love reading blogs and comments, but these Commission people are crazy as loons.

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Jax Crax May 6, 2014 at 5:48 pm

I thought Loftis didn’t know what he was talking about until I read the audits of the IC he has posted at his site. That convinced me the place should be shut down

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M326 May 6, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Really? Five independent investigations by the Attorney General, Inspector General, SLED, Ethics Commission and Funston found nothing wrong. What would make you believe the place should be shut down? How much evidence does it take to convince you they are running a tight ship? If this does not convince you, then it is apparent that you believe it is to your political advantage to refute the evidence, Curtis.

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Sam May 6, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Until somebody swears it aint an investigation. It is smoke and mirrors that the good old boys have used for every to steal taxpayer or retiree money. Go Loftis Go

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Guest May 6, 2014 at 7:55 pm

I agree. Go to Hell Loftis and don’t stop till you get there. We’ve had enough of your lying, even lying under oath.

Allen1 May 6, 2014 at 11:39 pm

These are all sworn testimonies. No smoke and mirrors here. Curt, please take you medication. You are a very sick man. Danger comes from people like you, Curt. You do not see that you are sick and you do not see that you need to be put away. This is getting very scary. You are a danger to people around you and the people of SC.

Millie May 7, 2014 at 8:07 am

My, my, Curtis. Truth hurts doesn’t it? You are so divorced from reality you don’t know what it is any more. Brian Adams has my vote for sure. I am not going to vote for a Constitutional Officer who makes up names and posts on Fits every day. Just not going to do it.

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Jax Crax August 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Sorry, Millie, but Curtis whipped Brian Adams in the election

Jax Crax August 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm

You should read those investigations before talking about them, because they found plenty wrong at the Investment commission.

The Deloitte 2012 report mentions the “tone at the top.”

You must be that clown who demonstrated how ignorant he is at the senate finance retirement subcommittee. Sam Griswold. I enjoyed watching that testimony. I turn it on whenever I feel like I need a good laugh. That’s better than MAD magazine.

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Allen1 May 6, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Jax Crax, you are not a state employe and you are not a state retiree. You are are a fake Curt lover. You need to go away, since you do not know what you are talking about. Curt is very sick and he needs your help. The place that needs to be shut down is Curtis Loftis as treasurer as Curtis has done serious damage to the trust fund of the state retirees of SC. 200 million dollars lost and 2 million paid to his intimate friend and 7 million paid to the lawyers for 20 million to the trust fund. But we are told now that 20 million is not in the trust fund! Where is that money? When the last word is said, we will find that the trust fund has 0 money from the deal that Curt did all by himself, like a big boy from West Columbia. Please , Curt, transparency here, Where is the money? You are incompetent and need to go away.

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Poor Jax May 7, 2014 at 7:02 am

Well Jax Crax, that tells everybody here what they need to now about you. It will be ok though, darling, one day you will understand. When Curt starts taking the proper meds again, you and James will merge back into one personality and be able to function simply as Curtis again. We don’t put the blame on you. After all, you can’t help it when he skips his meds and all of his alter-egos pop out. Go take a nap, sweetie. It won’t be long now.

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Check it out first May 7, 2014 at 8:06 am

Jax – perhaps you should read the actual audit report, not Curtis Loftis’ version. He actually wrote a letter disagreeing with the findings just days before posting an article on his website spinning it in his favor. Do a little more research before you join the likes of this guy. Remember the old sayings, guilt by association, and birds of a feather flock together.

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Jax Crax August 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

I read the audit reports. I recommend that you read those reports too.

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guy May 6, 2014 at 8:09 pm

James, you sound like Curtis

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James Brown May 8, 2014 at 10:58 am

James, please go to this link. The crazy is Loftis, crazy as a loon. Multiple aliases , spewing heinous unfunded accusations in 2004! He has not changed. The same gross man! Sick and a danger to people around him. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.talk.royalty/richinUS2003/alt.talk.royalty/1h4mzU1M4Wc/Dwi9ueuHrgEJ

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GrandTango May 6, 2014 at 4:37 pm

Of sure you are .ore full of FITS….yourself or Bull$#!t.
You are a lot like the establishment media, just more irresponsible w sources and you’re not as tactful or talented as a writer as many main streamers…
But you ignore the truly off-beat fare…and all of your political solutions put democrats in office.

You do allow me to post, but only because I create so much interest compared to your tripe a d boring cliches.

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Smirks May 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

So many words, such little substance.

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GrandTango May 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm

So much truth, read by an ignorant Dumb@$$, who is as scared of honesty as he is Nov. 2014.

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PR May 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Why in the world would the AP guy in North Carolina be so evasive? Newspaper reporters ought to be more transparent. Adcox should disclose any relationship she has and if she has not she should be disciplined.
I am not a working reporter but I did graduate from J school.

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F the MSM May 6, 2014 at 4:41 pm

They are acting just like the unaccountable government they are lapdogging(oops, I mean “watchdogging”) on.

Two peas in a corrupt like back scratching pod.

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Bryan J .Maloney May 8, 2014 at 8:57 am

Let’s expose Loftis for what he is. Unaccountable, not even to himself since he has multiple aliases and alter ego. Not new , please go to https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.talk.royalty/richinUS2003/alt.talk.royalty/1h4mzU1M4Wc/Dwi9ueuHrgEJ . We must take action.

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Guest May 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

I agree totally. He should be exposed for the vile and vindictive man that he is. Thank you for sharing the link that clearly demonstrates just how truly bizarre his behavior can be when you get on his bad side.

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Jackie Chiles May 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

“I did graduate from J school.”

Boy, what a mistake that was.

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bureaucratwhoknows May 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Evasive? He supports his reporter. Especially when she writes the truth. If Loftis wants the truth written, then he should give her the information she asks for. Redacting signed state contracts is the most evasive lack of transparency I ever heard of and I used to be in charge of writing state contracts.

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bureaucratwhoknows May 6, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Transparency goes two ways. It appears to me that Loftis is the one not being transparent. He refuses to give her documents, she files and FOIA, he gives her a redacted unintelligible contract which is clearly in the public domain. What is Loftis hiding? Why does he not want us to know the details of his contract with the administrators of the 429 college education fund? Why does he not want us to know how much he is spending on advertising which prominently displays Loftis in campaign mode? Because that money comes out of the underperforming College Education Fund that is supposed to be a savings program to send kids and grandkids to college–not advertise a political candidate. Loftis should be ashamed! This is malfeasance! It all comes out of the college savings funds of people who put faith in the State of SC to educate their kids, not re-elect Treasurers. Shame on you, Mr. Loftis.

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Jim May 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm

investment Commission people should be working for those HUGE salaries rather than blogging.

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Curmudgeon May 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Tell it to Loftis dipstick. He’s the one making the multiple posts tooting his pathetic horn.

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Seth May 6, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Lady Susan sounds like an old queen to me. Is this Reynolds? I have missed seeing you since the rest area closed.

Lady Susan May 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Curtis, You know who I am. I’m on your foundation board though I don’t understand why since I’ve been dead for over two years. One last thing before I have to return to the underworld, I am so sorry things didn’t work out with you and Princess Linda.

BA May 6, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Hi, My name is Brian and I am a friend of Reynolds Williams and Greg Ryberg. They promised me I could be treasurer if I did as I was told. So I am listening to them everyday. They give me lies to say in public and I do because I trust them. That is the good thing about insiders and good old boy politicians, they would never take advantage of a dumb ass hick like me for their own purposes.

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John May 6, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Curt, you need to take your medication. You have taken it for years, and it does not work . So, find another mental doctor to help you. It does not work,because you are sick beyond repair. You are making a fool of yourself and the tea party people. Delinda Ridings,Cindy Risher, Joe Pownall,Joanne Jones,Camille Noonan, Linda Champion Gamble, Kaaren Mann,Shery Smith,Clarissa Adams, and many more.They need to find someone else, because people like you, always disappoint. ATTACKING A JOURNALIST FOR REPORTING THE FACTS . CURT, YOU ARE A JERK!

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James Brown May 8, 2014 at 10:47 am

BA, Curt, your post does not make any sense. We have another link, which exposes your lies and heinous attacks in the past. Shows that you did not change, same gross behavior. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.talk.royalty/richinUS2003/alt.talk.royalty/1h4mzU1M4Wc/Dwi9ueuHrgEJ

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HHI May 6, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Yet again the crazy ass investment commission people came out in force to prove that they are , in fact, crazy ass people from the investment commission!

It works every time. Those fools rise to every occasion. And think they have 26 billion of retiree money,

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Frieda May 6, 2014 at 10:26 pm

Curt, get your medication. You are very sick. Attacking a reporter for telling the truth is telling me that you have to see Dr.Provenzano that Mr. Montgomery had used as an expert witness in several previous cases and in your divorce case! But you could not be helped. Montgomery? Who is that? 2 million dollar man! Curt has violated the ethic law as he gave his friend Montgomery , 2 million dollars on the back of the retirees of the state. Go away, Curt. Enough, enough..

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Marianne May 7, 2014 at 3:08 am

Curtis, I am looking forward to thursday. Great food. Heard that Mike Gonzalez, Roni G.Reddick, Lisa Pereira, Jean Jackson Gordon, Susa Scott, Harvey Ackerman, Linda Sutton will be there. I need to talk to them and see how they can help you with your behavioral and mental problems. You should not attack a reporter for telling the truth. This has to stop now.

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M326 May 7, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Nothing crazy about asking why he redacted the advertising part of the contract. What’s crazy about that? It’s a public document. He’s hiding something.

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Max1 May 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Curt, how can you show your face and be in the same room with the investment commission people? You have insulted them, lie about them, false testimonies.. You have lost all credibility with them and you cannot be effective. The people are sick of your lies, temper tantrums, vulgarity. And yes, you are the CRAZY ASS person and you sure rise to every occasion! Who wants to work with you? Go away. You have done 0 for the SC.

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Cracked May 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Language, language. How dare you.

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Why? Why? May 13, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Why in the world would a publicly elected official be so evasive? Publicly elected officials should be more transparent. Loftis should have disclosed his personal relationship with his lawyer friend who received $2mil in the Bank of New York Mellon lawsuit and he should now be disciplined for not doing so. I’m not a working reporter either but anyone with half a brain can realize an ethics violation when they see it. Geez, why is that guy still holding position of state treasurer?

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Google Stalker May 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Wow, the AP not only “reports” the news, now they make it.

How bad is it when the AP has to say “no comment” on their own reporting?

Anyway, she seems to have a decent set of cans:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201501743171003&set=a.1591781119968.2085281.1399102228&type=1&theater

But there’s a reason she wears sunglasses:

http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-0/q72/c0.0.704.412/s480x480/1260873_10151642256936625_1485951808_n.jpg

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DEW May 6, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Becky left the house of representatives and took a commissioners job at the old Unemployment Security Agency. She was making over $100,000 per year and she boosted her retirement by a hell of a lot of money. From $12,000 to about $70,000 per year. They reorganized the agency and she left, but not before getting Neil, Seanna’s brother a job there. he make almost a $100,000 per year now. All in the family as they say.

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Rich May 6, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Neil is worthless. He always has his hand out for a freebie. And is aggressive about it

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richinusa2003 May 6, 2014 at 7:59 pm

This is very different from the guy I know.

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Soccermominsc May 6, 2014 at 8:35 pm

How many 30 year olds do you know making over 100k and CIO of a state agency? Jealous much …

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Let me know May 6, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Are we including those that get the job because they know someone in power, or just those that are worth of it?

M326 May 7, 2014 at 8:46 am

One might want to look at the salaries Curt pays his appointees in the Treasurers Office. Grady Patterson is rolling in his grave.

junior justice May 6, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Thanks for those links, but I do gotta’ say “holy shit” – I wouldn’t buy her a beer even if I accidentially spilled hers!

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James Brown May 8, 2014 at 10:38 am

Junior justice, try this link and you will certainly say “holy shit” Loftis is vilehttps://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.talk.royalty/richinUS2003/alt.talk.royalty/1h4mzU1M4Wc/Dwi9ueuHrgEJ

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Talking trash over the fence May 6, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Converse Chellis has had an open marriage for years. Everyone, and I mean everyone, in Summerville and in the state house complex knows this. I did not know Becky was in on the action though I knew Seanna is a close friend of Converse Chellis and has stayed in his house as a guest before.

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JJ May 6, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Converse was the laziest man in government and was proud of it. He was forever hanging with Jenny Horne and Becky. I never knew if there was sex or anything going on, but they always had their hand outstretched for a free meal, drink or swag.
Seanna and Becky are close so that explains the AP drubbing of Loftis.. But his poll numbers are excellent so the drubbing ain’t working.

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Cam May 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

it is the print media. they are a dying breed. they do not know who their readers are or what they believe. I don’t know Adock by if she is like the rest of them who cares? no one reads them

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HenryM May 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Curtis, give it a rest. Manage your own campaign. You are not running against Chellis.

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Bill May 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Chellis is a fool. A lazy fool that got the shut beat out of him, why would anyone talk about that loser?

Roland May 6, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Curt, get your medication. You stink. This is not about Chellis but about you. This is about loosing 200 million dollars from the fund of the retirees of the State, paying your intimate friend 2 million and 7 millions to the attorneys for what? 20 million in the trust fund. Really? Where is that money? Not in the fund. The retirees have lost 200 million and good old Curt has signed a 10 years contract, all by himself, with the bank that has lost us 200 million dollars! Who is the fool? You are the fool, Curt. Too stupid to know you are stupid. You are the bug man of West Columbia. Best job for you, bugs do not care if you are lying, bearing false witness,fornicating,hiding behind a strange religious attitude. Attacking a reporter for telling the truth! Curt, go away.

James Brown May 8, 2014 at 11:09 am

Bill=Curtis, you are the fool. Go to this link and why would anyone talk to a loser like you! https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.talk.royalty/richinUS2003/alt.talk.royalty/1h4mzU1M4Wc/Dwi9ueuHrgEJ

James Brown May 8, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Really? Then go to this link..The Saluda Charitable Foundation and the..https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.talk.royalty/richinUS2003/alt.talk.royalty/1h4mzU1M4Wc/Dwi9ueuHrgEJ and join us in getting rid of Loftis. a very sick man with a fascination with young men with”huge bulge in 2001 “ and heinous, vile unfounded accusations in 2004. Loftis has not changed. Same man now. And he visits our schools, has his picture taken with young men , our children… Must be stopped. We have a moral obligation to stop him for he will not change.

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Allen1 May 6, 2014 at 11:01 pm

JJ, this is not about Converse Chellis, whose family is related to Converse College. A Lot better than the Bug Man of West Columbia, Curt, with a 2 year college degree( and it took him 5 years) and a temper beyond boundaries, incompetence which cannot be helped but has cost the State of SC million of dollars,and has made us the laughing stock of the late night news. Go away Loftis, enough is enough. sick of it..

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Liz May 7, 2014 at 12:09 pm

I will not vote for Curtis! We have a choice now and I will not vote for Curt, a man who spends his time posting on Fits, insulting people, making false allegations and writing crude disgusting remarks about ball sacks ,penis and vulgarity. It shows a very poor upbringing and lack of intelligence. Should not be the treasurer of this State. No way! We have a choice, Bryan Adams for treasurer!1

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M326 May 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm

What relevance does this have? The issue is can we trust Curtis Loftis. The real facts suggest not. And when he posts such as this, we know why. Stop it Curtis. You are not running against Converse Chellis. You are running against Brian Adams. Enter into an honest series of debates with the man and let’s see what you are made of. We voters like the give and take and it helps us make a decision. If you don’t do that, you are depriving us of transparent information that allows us to cast an informed vote. Right now, I’m voting for Brian Adams unless you can publicly give me a good reason to vote for you.

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Lars May 6, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Brian Adams is a dupe of Greg Ryberg and Reynolds Williams. They recruited that idiot with the help of low life political consultant Kerry Woods.
Brian Adams is too stupid to see he is being used by Rnberg and Williams. Nobody has ever heard of the guy.
Williams and Ryberg will let Loftis tear this idiot apart and then laugh. All they want is for Loftis to spend money. Poor dumb ass Brian Adams

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Bill May 6, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Curtis, Brian Adams is an intelligent, decent human being. Why don’t you debate him and let us decide? Let’s see just how stupid he is.

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curmudgeon May 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Loftis can’t debate. To debate you have to be able to speak in coherent sentences.

Janice Marie May 7, 2014 at 7:11 am

He’s too scared to debate. He knows he will lose his cool in front of everyone and be expose his massive exploding temper. It wouldn’t take much to being it out. Just get a female moderator. That will send him over the edge, I’m betting, before the third question. Loftis will NEVER debate publicly.

Bill May 6, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Curtis, nobody ever heard of you before 2010. So what is it that you don’t like about a maverick running for office?

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richinusa2003 May 7, 2014 at 8:25 am

Curtis, in the name of transparency, publish your IQ score before opining on the intellectual capacity of others. Let’s see how much you have to brag about. What major is your B.A. in? What? Don’t have a B.A.? Oh. Brian Adams does.

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Liliane May 6, 2014 at 10:38 pm

This is not about Chellis but about you Curt! You have a penis and you use it in peculiar ways , I hear. A wile, foul loathsome disease, that cannot be cured. People, wash your hands and do not use the bathroom on the first floor of the Wade Hampton Building. Keep the children away. This is about Curtis Loftis!

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Allen May 6, 2014 at 10:47 pm

This is not about Converse Chellis. This is about you Curtis Loftis, you are a jerk. You stayed in the house of Montgomery and you gave him 2 million dollars of the back of state retirees. Shame, You are a close friend of Montgomery. Wait till we have an ethic violation against you.

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sconset May 6, 2014 at 5:01 pm

FITS – This story is ridiculous. If you really want to be taken seriously as a journalist you have to stop howling at the moon.

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USC May 6, 2014 at 5:02 pm

I know for a fact the Haley people have used Seana to make a bad story less bad. I interned there for a year and she was referred to as “old reliable.”

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Yes, no, maybe? May 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Are you sure they didn’t mean “old looking” reliable?

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Jenny McGill May 6, 2014 at 5:02 pm

WILL IS CERTAINLY TRYING TO JUSTIFY HIS $2,500 A MONTH RETAINER FROM LOFTIS WITH THIS BULLCRAP. Adcox did a thorough job and called LIAR LOFTIS out. What a complete idiot Loftis is thinking he can do his own TV ads and get away with it. Even his own staff told Curtis not to do it.

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L May 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm

here come the crazy people

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millie May 6, 2014 at 8:25 pm

now I understand.

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Mona May 7, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Use of college kids savings for political ads may do in another treasurer. There is no difference. The money can be used for political ads or to send a kid to school. You choose. Curt did. This violates the trust of those parents and grandparents trying to save up enough money to put their kids through college. Shameful

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Jackie May 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm

I am NOT voting for Loftis now…what a hypocrite!

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Jonas May 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm

He thought he could get away with it!!!

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Montgomory666 May 6, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Speaking of open marriage….Curtis married a woman, refused to sleep with her and she finally divorced him because…as she said in court…Curtis is gay. Boy oh Boy.

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harrygop May 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm

That’s what I heard. Is it true? He is never seen with a women.

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Frank May 6, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Then u ain’t looking very hard. I have known curt a long time. He is nog a guy that needs a lot of company. Likes to be alone. But he dates and enjoys himself.

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Jackie Chiles May 6, 2014 at 5:41 pm

You mean to tell me someone in a divorce proceeding would say something false about their soon to be ex-spouse? I’m shocked.

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Gonzalez May 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Haha. My wife claimed I slept with her brother. He was gay but stupid and fat and played along for a while cuse he felt like he bedded a stud. In the end she begged me to stay. I whistled Dixie and dated her kid sister in return.
Divorce pleadings are a fools bathroom wall. Don’t believe any of them.

Susan1 May 6, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Soon to be ex-spouse? Loftis has attacked his soon to be ex in the parking lot and pushed her to the ground.” An assault toward a woman. Curt, you should be in jail. You abused the court by your lies, false accusations and false testimonies. The voters will vote you out, Good riddance, Curt!

Jackie Chiles May 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

You do realize that nobody believes you right?

Almindinger May 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Oh we don’t have to believe Susan1 – we can read the documents ourselves. Thank goodness for public records. Bwahahahaaa!!!!

Jackie Chiles May 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Right, because if you say something in a public document that means it’s true.

CurtisMom May 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Frank, Curt is not dating women. Period. He dates Max ( see Phoenix bar in NY) and the likes of him.

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Henry May 6, 2014 at 8:06 pm

He dates? Let’s have one name.

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Max May 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Man, he has a sex life. Just leave that alone.

Lozelle Likes May 7, 2014 at 2:08 pm

So how do you know that, Max?

M326 May 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

According to Frank, he dates and enjoys himself. I don’t know what jumps in your mind when somebody is dating himself but I know what jumps in mine. Different strokes for different folks.

M326 May 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm

“He dates and enjoys himself?” Very good, Frank! Don’t buy a used car from him.

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Jackie Chiles May 6, 2014 at 5:34 pm

If a woman said something about her husband in a divorce proceeding, it’s gotta be true.

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Lady Susan May 6, 2014 at 7:49 pm

If a man say something under sworn testimony about a wife in a divorce proceeding, it should be true “ I have a wile, loathsome disease which cannot be cured, contracted by fornicating outside of marriage. You cannot prove that I am gay, but I go on trips with males friends and you do not need to know where and when”. These are sworn testimonies in court papers by Curtis Loftis.

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Linda May 6, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Very few divorce papers are sworn. And people lie a lot in divorce court.

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Jackie Chiles May 7, 2014 at 8:18 am

Lol. Yeah, if you truly believe that everything a person says in court about someone they bitterly despise is true, I’ve got a bridge I want to sell you.

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M326 May 6, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Curt, is it true?

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Edgar May 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Will she receive the Brad Warthen Biggest Press Suck Up to SC Politicians Award this year?

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RHood2 May 6, 2014 at 6:10 pm

She’s a Republican.

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Princess Linda May 6, 2014 at 6:48 pm

I have had a business experience with Mr. Loftis back in 2003. He lied, cheated and probably stole. He tried to associate himself with me because it did something for his extremely inadequate image of himself. His greatest fear is that he will be found out to be the fraud he is. I certainly found that out in short order. Beware of this guy. He is willing to attack an innocent girl who has been requesting information from him for weeks. He finally gives her a copy of a contract with the firm managing investments for the college fund he administers that is so redacted that it is unreadable. This is a public contract. It is fully subject to your state’s FOIA. Nothing should be redacted. He is ashamed of the document since he is doing the same thing he berated Chellis for doing: using college money for personal campaign purposes. This should be a case of malfeasance. Shame on you Mr. Loftis! You are doing to her what you did to me.

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Ben May 6, 2014 at 7:44 pm

This is a crazy, crazy talk. Just antonymous crazy talk. Why would anyone believe such crazy talk.

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Princess Linda May 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

You want proof? I think not.

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Ben May 6, 2014 at 8:09 pm

I don’t deal well with crazy. Nye

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Princess Linda May 7, 2014 at 8:18 am

Just ask yourself about the Christmas you spent with me in Serbia, Curtis. Stop lying. Remember the old station wagon? You are about as looney as they come. Can’t believe you are Treasurer of a state. Woe to them!

Cloftis May 8, 2014 at 8:45 am

From the link Serbia, orthodox church;”The Serbian Royal Family is an instrument of goodwill and the Tomislav Foundation is working to rebuild this once great nation” and what did you do Loftis? Curtis Loftis of the Saluda Trust in SC? You attacked the foundation and made accusations completely unfounded, heinous and self motivated. 1/19/04” I have spoken directly to Mr.Loftis and urged him to withdraw these accusations.. hopefully the attorney general’s office will seek interview with Loftis” Same problems with Loftis, mental and behavioral issues then and now.

James Brown May 8, 2014 at 7:52 am

Crazy talk! The Serbian Royal Family and Princess Linda called for an investigation into the Saluda Charitable Foundation on 1/10/04 because Loftis liked the glow of the royal circle and like to boast of his royal connections but used his foundation for a tax-write-off charity and accompanying self-promotive publicity! https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.talk.royalty/richinUS2003/alt.talk.royalty/1h4mzU1M4Wc/Dwi9ueuHrgEJ

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Jackie Chiles May 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

lol.

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Jackie Chiles May 8, 2014 at 11:22 am

You seem as unhinged there as you do here.

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James Brown May 8, 2014 at 6:32 pm

What is it that you do not understand? Did you read about Loftis fascination about young men with huge bulge in 2001? How about unfounded heinous and vile accusations, in 2004?. Did you ? Go back to the link, please. We have a moral obligation to stop this vile man. Help me send him to bugs exterminating =the best job for him. Away from our children and young men of SC. Serbia , sure got rid of him and his Saluda Charitable Foundation. Go to the Saluda Charitable Foundation website and to this link. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.talk.royalty/richinUS2003/alt.talk.royalty/1h4mzU1M4Wc/Dwi9ueuHrgEJ

richinusa2003 May 6, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Attacking Seana Adcox in such an ungentlemanly manner is despicable. I don’t believe Fits wrote this article. I think Curtis Loftis wrote this and 2/3 of the remarks on here are written by Curtis under his various aliases. Curtis was attacked by his opponent in the primary. Normal. Seana reported on it. Natural. So where’s the outrage. Curtis is not running against Converse Chellis so how do his relationships enter into this? Answer, they don’t. Curtis is beginning to panic because his support is so shallow even an opponent like Brian Adams scares the bejesus out of him. It’s starting to fall apart, Curtis. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “You can fool all the people some of the time and you can fool some of the people all the time. But you cannot fool all the people all the time.” They are about to find out about you, Curtis. You are using us like all the rest of the politicians. But you are trying to fool all of us all the time.

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Brian May 6, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Somebody is fixated on Loftis. That aint healthy. Perhaps a little therapy can put you back of the course for a health relationship.

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Guest May 6, 2014 at 8:08 pm

The only person fiixated on Loftis is Loftis. The lying SOB has a major crush on himself.

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Nick May 6, 2014 at 8:19 pm

Classy. Is this that doomsday worshiper Brian Adams?
Or is he still outside burying spare Chaney for after the doomsday, which is in 2014, according to Adams and his mad max almanac

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M326 May 7, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Curtis, you are a fine one to be talking about class. This article you wrote and the many comments you have made here under aliases hardly demonstrate class. And you being state treasurer–is this what we pay you to do?

Taxpayer May 7, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Exactly! Why does no one point out that Curtis is blogging, face booking and tweeting while he is “working so hard for the taxpayers”?

richinusa2003 May 6, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Loftis wrote this and Fits is just his shill. How’s that for transparency? Loftis, you need to get a life! Take on your opponent directly and debate the issues. Scared to debate? Scared, after 3.5 years being Treasurer, to debate? Scared? Afraid they will bring up the $2 million your personal attorney and friend took home from the Bank of New York settlement. Maybe you should be. I would like to hear you defend that one. Afraid to defend the $20 million you supposedly got for the retirement fund but which never made it back to SC? I would be, too, if I were you. BNYM saw you coming! Know the meaning of AMATEUR?
Rich

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Lozell Likes May 7, 2014 at 2:19 pm

From the Bank’s perspective, sort of like finding money.

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M326 May 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Fits, you need to take a lesson in transparency yourself. If Curtis Loftis did not write this article, he certainly gave you the outline and the research. He has you on his side but do not be taken for a fool. This guy is as fake as it gets and that is going to become very transparent. We will learn who Curtis Loftis is and we will learn of his political manipulation of the facts. This ice is so thin I can see through it. I like transparency. I am sure Curtis will not!

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Jack May 6, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Do h rely think Loftis would pick a fight with the AP? This is probably a Alan Wilson play. Links AP with lousy reporting and digs her with not reporting hard on Harrell early on. Also. Wilson people want AP to be tough on Loftis so wilson can take the gov’s mansion in 2018

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Carol Volbracht May 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Please. This is Loftis. Wilson would not lower himself to this. You don’t see him posting on these things. Half the posts here are by Loftis. Wilson spends his time doing the state’s business. Loftis makes up aliases and does this. Waste of taxpayer dollars!

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Truthbetold May 6, 2014 at 7:29 pm

What I’m gathering from this is that nothing is fact except Will Folks / Curtis Loftis and Thomas Ravenel are all dicksucking homosexuals? Great story

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Ellen May 6, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Very nice, and mature too. You must be high up in the Investment Commission. the underlings never mention dicksucking.

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Guest May 6, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Really, you participate in a sideshow blog that calls a young lady a whore and accuses the previous Treasurer of having an affair and you question someone’s maturity. You poor sensitive dear.

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Truthbetold May 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Again FACT: homosexuals suck dicks…

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Max May 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Guys, Curtis Loftis is just fine. I know him and he is honest. A really decent man. Probably nobody knows him better than me. We met in NY several years ago and I have admired him ever since. Whenever he comes to NY we get together. You got to lay off of Curt, Man.

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Truthbetold May 6, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Everyone meet Curtis boyfriend max he plans to move to South Carolina when Curtis moves out of his parents basement and they can be together at last

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Lozell Likes May 7, 2014 at 2:36 pm

I thought he lived in the closet.

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Max May 7, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Oh! That’s not true! That’s just not true! He is such a fine man. You just don’t know him. I do and he is a fine man. A very fine man.

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NA May 6, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Reynolds. How is that wrinkled old ball sack? I miss u and your Viagra. See u soon.
Brian

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Allen1 May 7, 2014 at 11:26 am

Curt, please, stop making crude, vulgar remarks about ball sacks, penis, viagra and what is in men pants. What will your mama say? Disgusting.. It shows the level of your intellect and your sick fascination with male sexual parts.

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Diane May 7, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Curtis Loftis sounds like he is a pervert with all this talk about ball sacks, dicksuckings, penis, viagra and male sexual parts. Who raised him? He needs help. Disgusting..

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James Brown May 8, 2014 at 9:17 am

Yes, He is a pervert obsessed by” young men with huge bulge” In 2001 he looked for a male servant to look after his every needs ..only qualification was a huge**** “U know the guys at your church don’t believe u r always hanging around with a guy with a huge bulge just cos he works for you-yeh right!”https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.talk.royalty/richinUS2003/alt.talk.royalty/1h4mzU1M4Wc/Dwi9ueuHrgEJ

NA May 8, 2014 at 9:31 pm

Remember when we JUDGED ball sacks? Hey Curt, where you an old ball sack, a wrinkled old ball sack, a viagra ball sack, a stud ball sack, a HIV ball sack? Cannot remember.. But it was fun judging! Touching and all. What was your response? So much fun..

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milly May 6, 2014 at 8:36 pm

You should be ashamed. Attacking other journalists is hardly a fine employment.

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euwe max May 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm

what other journalists?

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Milly is a stupid name May 6, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Why shouldn’t he? If they aren’t reporting objectively and instead just moving public opinion for their crony friends they are worse than the pols they are supposedly reporting on.

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Edgar May 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm

A ho is a ho. Ask Brad W.

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nitrat May 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm

I thought his opponent called Curtis out and the AP reported it.
Of course, AP may have dug up the part about Curtis keeping the amount the Treasurer’s Office gets from the fund manager of the tuition program secret.
Curtis has done a lot of good. He is not perfect and people who deify any politician are stupid and/or crazy.
Didn’t you or this state learn from Mark Sanford?

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Slartibartfast May 6, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Since I got into the Newz Biz, back in the late 50’s, we were NEVER allowed to rip and read, if it was an AP story (I worked in radio stations that had both AP and UPI.) My News Director insisted that we get another source, and if AP was wrong, and it usually was, you had to call the feed reporter, whose name and station used to appear at the -30- mark, and get the real info. Often, I’d have to call a deputy or a police IO. Some times, I’d have to call my “Mystery Source” – a Senator or an insider. What I usually discovered was that somebody wanted something to be true, so badly, that they “made it so.” I never gave away my sources and that’s why, after all these years, the ones who haven’t died of old age, I still have.

Over the years, I have written extensively about the suasion used by people of great power on people in the media. Most are easily co-opted. The ones who can’t be, get fired. That’s why you’ll see originating corruption stories start, these days, on Blogs such as Will’s.

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Allen1 May 7, 2014 at 12:23 am

So what? Loftis is a creepy, dangerous man. No need to go to “Mystery Source” The facts are there, the sworn testimonies are there. The sources are transparent and have been taped. Loftis needs to go away or be put away. The voters will put him out or ethic violations will put him in front a grand jury.

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Slartibartfast May 7, 2014 at 12:29 am

Where are the “sworn testimonies?” or is this something you heard from someone. Where are the tapes? I want to put my hands in the holes before I believe.

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Allen1 May 7, 2014 at 12:54 am

Oh, dear Curt. Divorce papers are public , go to the court. The state ethic law clearly states that no public official, public member, or public employee may knowingly use his official office, membership, or employment to obtain an economic interest for himself, family member, an individual with whom he is associated, or a business with which he is associated.. You have violated the law giving you friend Mike Montgomery 2 million dollars of the back of State retirees. We are old but we vote and we will vote you out or put you in front of a grand jury. Go away, we do not need you. Attacking a reporter for telling the truth is a sign of your vile temper and incompetence.

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Slartibartfast May 7, 2014 at 1:39 am

So, you’re saying that the public divorce record shows he used his office as a marital aid? And who the hell is Curt?

Allen1 May 7, 2014 at 2:09 am

Curtis Loftis, you are too stupid to know you are stupid. Assault charges against women = you should be in jail Lies, attacking a reporter for telling the truth=dirt. Same MO from Loftis. Sick of it. Loftis =mental ,behavioral problems. Accusing without proof, nothing to offer because you are too dumb. This has to stop, Loftis, you need to go for you cannot be helped.

Slartibartfast May 7, 2014 at 8:08 pm

I’m not Loftis, or perhaps you don’t know the grammatical rules of address.

Kryptonite May 7, 2014 at 7:35 am

Who is curt? Well that’s a dead giveaway. How are yòu commenting on an article you know nothing about? Oh, that’s right, you are pretending not to know who curt is so that hopefully no one will realize you ARE curt. Ok, I get it now. Don’t worry, your little secret is safe with all of us! And we know you were never in the “newz biz” back in the 50s.

Slartibartfast May 7, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Well, I know Loftis and I don’t call him Curt. That was my meaning. Now, about me, you are either ignorant or lying. But since neither one of us is using our real names, I’ll assume it’s the former.

Kryptonite May 7, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Ah, you must be one of the few who still call him Melvin. You know he changed that some time back. Doesn’t it cause you a bit of concern when a man changes his name? Or maybe you don’t know him as we’ll as you think since you say you know “Loftis”, looks like you aren’t even on a first name basis yet. Oh, and kryptonite is my real name. When you play in curtland, you get to change your name to anything you like. And if you’re nice enough, you even get to ride in the curtmobile. Don’t believe me, look at his facebook page. He has his own little fantasy world.

RichinUS May 8, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Curt, remember the first two rules of foxholes: keep your head down and your mouth shut.

Slartibartfast May 9, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Not “Curt.”

Whore Watchers May 6, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Chellis lost his CPA firm to competition and can’t get rehired in the trade. He whores for Ryberg and any other wealthy person with spare change. And he’s remarkably inexpensive.

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Allen1 May 7, 2014 at 12:12 am

This is not about Chellis but about Curt. And you are a jerk! Curt is a jerk. Attacking a reporter for telling the truth. You are a jerk, Curt.

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Awww May 7, 2014 at 6:52 am

Uh-oh. Looks like a woman called Curt out and hurt his big ole ego so now he’s red faced and on the attack. We all know he can’t stand to be confronted by a female. Why would he launch such an attack on a reporter rather than simply presenting evidence to prove her wrong?? Perhaps because she ISN’T wrong! Once again, Curt spews bitter, demeaning comments toward someone rather than responding like a civil human being. Sorry, Curt. Life is tough, and it must be hard to believe this, but most women are much more intelligent than the ego-stroking females that surround you. If the story isn’t factual, your best defense is to provide proof. Otherwise, as usual, you come across looking like a tantrum-throwing child. Just in case you prefer the latter, let me say it using a child’s terminology: BOOM!! You just got slammed by …. a girl!

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M326 May 7, 2014 at 8:37 am

Fits readers, almost all these pro-Loftis comments here are being posted by Curtis Loftis or his direct employees who owe him their high-payed jobs. They use aliases that are not permanent, posting as guests. Few of them have any posting history, they are just trying to hide Loftis’ identity and seem independent posts. But they are obviously Loftis. Is this the kind of Constitutional Officer you want in charge of our money? One who wastes an inordinate amount of time commenting on FitsNews? No wonder he claims he works so late in the office. Let’s just hope he is not using state resources to make these posts. I have had enough of him. Let’s try something new. We have a choice in June. Vote for Brian Adams for Treasurer. We can’t do any worse than what we have now.

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Judith May 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Paid.

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HD May 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

It must really suck to be so invested in a narrative (the “corrupt” Investment Commission) that his been disproven over and over and over and over and over (that is five separate entities). I guess you’re not familiar with “when you’re in a hole, stop digging.”

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SC gets what it deserves May 7, 2014 at 10:48 am

Has Ryberg repaid the S.C. Dept. of Transportation for the bridge it repaired in his (private, gated) community a few years ago?

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Ester Sickles May 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Ryberg is not using a legitimate program to help send kids to college to promote himself. What is your point?

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CML May 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Curtis is just jealous that Seanna Adcox doesn’t work for him. But with his reputation for running off his PR staff, he will likely have trouble getting anyone to work for him. Let’s see, what are we up to now? Three PR guys gone? Four? Or is it five? Phillip Cease, Justin Evans, Brian DeRoy, Mark Boone, and Alex Stroman. My oh my, Curt, what exactly are you doing to these young fellows to make them leave? Now shall we start listing how many staff attorneys you’ve gone through or how many other staffers have left for various reasons? Or best of all, how about the three TERI employees you let go in order to hire your friends. Bet you didn’t know people are aware of that, did you?

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James Brown May 8, 2014 at 10:31 am

CML, We have your answer! Loftis likes young men with a huge bulge. And He is in contact with our children, visit our schools, has pictures taken with our young men . Sick, sick. Delinda Ridings, Cindy Risher, Camille Noonan, Roni G.Reddick, Sheila Jones, Steve Loftis,Al Allen, Gerri McDaniel where is your outrage! We must stop him. We have a moral obligation to protect the children and young men in SC. Loftis is a pervert. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.talk.royalty/richinUS2003/alt.talk.royalty/1h4mzU1M4Wc/Dwi9ueuHrgEJ

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