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Nikki Haley Refused Embattled Welfare Czarina’s Resignation (Twice)

GOVERNOR TO SCANDAL-PLAGUED APPOINTEE: “I STAND BY YOU” S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley rejected a resignation offer from her scandal-ravaged welfare czarina earlier this week, multiple sources familiar with the situation tell FITS. Not once but twice, actually … Lillian Koller – Haley’s political appointee – is facing a storm of…

GOVERNOR TO SCANDAL-PLAGUED APPOINTEE: “I STAND BY YOU”

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley rejected a resignation offer from her scandal-ravaged welfare czarina earlier this week, multiple sources familiar with the situation tell FITS.

Not once but twice, actually …

Lillian Koller – Haley’s political appointee – is facing a storm of controversy over numerous scandals at the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS), the agency she’s run since 2011.

What sort of scandals? Well, there’s the colossal and ongoing failure of its child support enforcement database project, questionable consultant payments and allegations of cooked books at its “welfare to work” program (and in its food stamp system).

Not only that, there’s also blood on the agency’s hands as it relates to several botched child welfare investigations which resulted in totally preventable fatalities.

Lawmakers from both parties – including one of Haley’s top allies – have called on the governor to fire Koller. And so have we.

Haley has refused to do so … and earlier this week she refused Koller’s own efforts to step aside (twice).

Koller’s multiple offers to resign reportedly came in the wake of a visit to her office by federal and state law enforcement agents earlier this week. It’s not immediately clear what the agents were looking for, but sources at the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) tell FITS the agency’s director Mark Keel has “strongly counseled” Haley to fire Koller.

Keel was also present at the meeting where Koller attempted to resign (twice) – and urged Haley to accept the resignation.

Again, the governor refused.

“I stand by you,” she reportedly told Koller. “You’re not going anywhere.”

Technically Koller doesn’t need Haley’s permission to resign, but she is clearly being deferential to the governor’s wishes.

Three Haley cabinet directors have already resigned in disgrace – Abraham Turner at the S.C. Department of Workforce, Jim Etter at the S.C. Department of Revenue and Robert St. Onge of the S.C. Department of Transportation.

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117 comments

When?? May 9, 2014 at 8:55 am

I wonder when Will is going to report on the Republican controlled Senate voting to give themselves a 35+% pay raise? If the raise passes then legislators will be paid in excess of 40K once you add in base pay, per Diem and in district expenses. Not bad for a part time job that comes with healthcare and retirement.

http://www.wistv.com/story/25446440/state-lawmakers-look-at-payraise-for-themselves

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Will Folks aka Sic May 9, 2014 at 9:26 am

I don’t cover anything she writes.

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Shoeless Jo sANDY May 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

On Monday, about 15 Democratic candidates, including gubernatorial hopeful Vincent Sheheen and lieutenant governor candidate Bakari Sellers, will participate in the Galivants Ferry Stump, which also will feature remarks from Jimmy Williams, a commentator for MSNBC, and former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings.
Any idea when Democrat Tom Ervin is speaking or is the plan, wait until the DNC PAC money starts flowing and then pull a Jack Bauer on Haley? :-)

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/05/10/4220353/democratic-candidates-coming-to.html?sp=/99/134/142/#storylink=cpy

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Shame Shame May 11, 2014 at 9:54 am

All retired Legislators will get an immediate 400% cost of living raise!!!!

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It Ain't Tight Enough May 9, 2014 at 9:20 am

She’s not about to accept another resignation. She’s not in position to accept another failure. The press will bury her and so will the voters. Even the Tea Party numbnuts aren’t that stupid.

Ervin is looking smarter and smarter with his decision to “third Party” her. She’s walking a tightrope she’s bound to fall from. He’ll pick up the broken bones.

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Will Folks aka Sic May 9, 2014 at 9:24 am

“Tight,”

Your faith in the intelligence of the average South Carolina voter (especially the average Tea Party voter) is touching.

-W

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MDMAMAMA May 12, 2014 at 8:42 am

Will, have you ever smoked crack with Haley or Manning or the DSS Queen, you know so much and we all get violent when the shit runs out and we all understand thats why you had to leave, we understand more than you think, we understand why you moved too, You Liar :). Is Nikki and her DSS budette really ‘Rock Stars,’ friend? Tight long ago, no doubt and now loose, very very loose.

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Sandy S. May 9, 2014 at 9:55 am

What a ridiculous post. Haley is standing strong and refusing to allow RINO’S and liberals/socialists make policy decisions for her and ‘closet’ Democrat/aka ‘card carrying Republican(LMAO) Tom Ervin quits the Republican Party so he can destroy it by running as a ‘third party’ candidate and get some of that Sheheen DNC PAC money.It will start pouring in from D.C. and New York if the Pelosi socialists think Ervin can pull enough votes from Haley to elect Sheheen.Elizabeth Colbert-Busch outraised Sanford 4-1 and a majority of it was from outside the state.
The press may try and bury her but the voters ain’t gonna allow Charlie Crist Jr. to buy this election with Pelosi and Reid money.

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out of state May 9, 2014 at 10:06 am

If you hate out of state money you should look at where Haley’s donations come from –

http://www.thestate.com/2013/10/10/3030891/gov-nikki-haley-raised-950000.html

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Sandy S. May 9, 2014 at 10:18 am

Out of state money not a problem with me. Political candidates that accept money from PACS and individuals that support abortion , legalizing non-traditional marriage and the socialist agenda of the Democrat Party are a problem for me as a conservative voter.
As a voter I also have a problem with a political candidate like Tom Ervin who was once a Democrat and big donor, then a Republican and now quits on the Republican Party because he can’t win.

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GA For Haley May 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Working great for me, Boss Lady! We will now have a deeper port! ;)

truthmonger May 9, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Ok, if out of state money isn’t a problem for you, why bring it up with Sheheen? People like you are a disgrace to the Republican party… As is Haley. I’d rather vote Democrat than Haley.

DixieDCup May 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Half the Republicans in the General Assembly were once Democrats. I can remember when many of them changed during the Campbell administration. I just don’t buy that as a criteria for not voting for a person. Ervin looks like a pretty good alternative to me. Can’t take much more of what we’ve got. Certainly not another 4 years! And I hesitate to vote for a D which Ervin is not.

Sandy Shores 2 May 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm

LMAO! Sure he is! If you want to vote for Pelosi and Reid, vote for Ervin! He ain’t no different than Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and Gloria Tinabu. At least they were honest enough to tell you that one was a socialist and the other IS a Green Peace Marxist!
A quitter,took his ball and went home and is now working for the Democrats to replace Haley.
Ain’t gonna happen. Charlie Crist Jr. , in my opinion, can’t be trusted. Democrat/Republican/ Democrat….what is next for Ervin and his wife’s political aspirations?
Maybe Buz will tell us after Mark Kelley is done bankrupting TSN and its reporters????

Marilyn DeMoss May 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm

I disagree. She has lost 3 cabinet directors for gross incompetence. She can’t afford to dismiss another for the same reason. However, she is placing the lives of little children in jeopardy for her own political purposes. There is that….

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Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Too funny, you’re male penis want’s to see Nikki so bad, you would kill. You are a sad person. How can you live knowing people die for your political gain ?

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John May 9, 2014 at 10:24 am

She wants to keep Koller around as a fall guy. That way when indictments and civil actions come down, Haley can torch her.

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rwwllms May 9, 2014 at 11:53 am

That’s the way I read it also.

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junior justice May 9, 2014 at 3:05 pm

And there is still something “hinky” about their relationship.

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Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Why did anyone vote her ?

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I Love My Governor May 12, 2014 at 8:44 am

I voted for her because she’s pretty.

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Thomas May 9, 2014 at 9:39 am

I blame the parents for neglecting, not supporting, even causing the death of their children. There is a solid solution for SC’s DSS and Director Koller is it. What we are witnessing is the process in which corrupted agencies get reformed. What makes me want to regurgitate is pseudo governmental agencies and NGO’s like SC Children’s Trust take tax payer money in the form of grants and tax payer subsidized retirement/healthcare benefits away from SCDSS’s budget who have real constitutional authority in helping parents not to abuse or neglect their children’s special needs.

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Whatever May 9, 2014 at 9:41 am

Please pass the Kool-Aid…it must be delicious if you think Koller is doing a great job.

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Thomas May 9, 2014 at 9:52 am

I am opposed to taking children away from their biological kindred into state custody until all other solutions are exhausted. I believe improper behaviors (even criminal) from parents can be modified. Improper behavior among adults and even children can be modified without drugs. Chemical imbalances in a brain should be modified with psychotropic drugs. These drugs are a last resort and must be made available to the poor and incarcerated. You must discern bad behavior from real chemical imbalances in the brain. And when I hear that the “boss” is an asshole that tells me the “boss” is doing their job.

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Sandy S. May 9, 2014 at 9:58 am

Careful Thomas. You are making a lot of sense. Excellent posts.

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Whatever May 9, 2014 at 10:03 am

how about when leaders from both parties call for the removal of the “boss” does that give you pause?

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nitrat May 9, 2014 at 10:18 am

Thomas about 20% of the US population has an IQ of between 85 and 70 (the cut off to be determined mentally retarded).
A vocational evaluator will tell you that someone with an IQ going down from the mid-80s will have problems with multi-step job tasks.
It doesn’t take an IQ of much over 90 to think that someone who has problems with multi-step job tasks might have some problems with parenting tasks.
When the goal of DSS across the state & nation is to get in, provide fixes, get out as fast as possible, of course, we are going to end up with the recurring DSS involvement with some families because we can’t fix IQ (which is generally only one of the issues involved).
But, until we can get beyond the political correctness issues surrounding IQ and realize that DSS or other helping agencies, if it wants to keep kids with parents, may need to be involved with a family from the birth of the first child until the youngest child is about ready to graduate from high school.
But, I can’t tell you how many times I have heard a DSS supervisor or program coordinator or county director say: “let’s close that case before something happens”.

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euwe max May 9, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Thomas, about 20% of the US population has an IQ of between 85 and 70 (the cut off to be determined mentally retarded).
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Overall, 22 percent of American adults support the Tea Party,

BoRock Morsi May 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm

53% of American adults voted for Hitler Jr. in 2012.

euwe max May 9, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Did you know the neo Nazis are going to change their logo to the confederate flag?

Marilyn DeMoss May 9, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Thomas, you are the worst sort of dreamer. You actually appear to believe the delusions you spout. You are very divorced from reality. Take your meds and settle down.

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beenthere May 9, 2014 at 10:19 am

Lillian Koller, Isabel Blanco, Jessica Hanak-Coulter, DSS Regional Managers and Gov. Haley are responsible for the huge mess @ DSS. Poor management, privatization, too few CPS line staff/line supervisors, high paid consultants, staff working under threats/intimidation (by Koller, Deputies and Regional Directors), performance coaches (waste of tax payers money) and Regional Managers with no DSS experience. All of this mismanagement has lead to child fatalities, poor day care oversight, and experienced Child Welfare DSS workers running for the hills! Looks like the Feds are now sweeping in to reveal illegal billing to the Federal Government. If Koller really wanted to resign she would be gone. What a joke that the Gov. made her stay. Gov. Haley, if you convinced her to stay you must have issues that have yet to become public. Koller and her managers should have been terminated long ago.

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junior justice May 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm

A very “hinky” relationship.

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Manray May 9, 2014 at 10:24 am

Accepting Koller’s resignation would be
tantamount to admitting there are problems within SCDSS and admitting
she made a poor appointment. It isn’t going to happen in an election
year. Do you think this is all about good government and not
political power and cronyism?

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Jenny S May 9, 2014 at 10:29 am

Keel has been doing his job for years and dealing with politics and he knows a loser when he sees one politically..Haley is just to ignorant to see it. There are other scandals brewing with Haleys cabinet agencies. She is sinking fast.

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RetiredWarden May 9, 2014 at 10:43 am

Yeah….DNR….DPS…and a few others…

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Sandy S. May 9, 2014 at 11:04 am

LMAO! Ain’t no scandals! Fantasyland allegations in an attempt to destroy another human beings reputation and family.Check out Myrtle Beach and the way they handle BULLSHIT allegations even against a PUBLIC FIGURE:

Jury rules in favor of Myrtle Beach lobbyist in suit against The Sun News

By Tonya Root

CONWAY — An Horry County jury ruled in favor of Myrtle Beach area lobbyist Mark Kelley against The Sun News and investigative reporter David Wren on claims Kelley was defamed in articles written in 2010 about campaign contributions made a year earlier.

The jury awarded $400,000 in actual damages and $250,000 in punitive damages against the newspaper and Wren. The jury deliberated for more than four hours before reaching unanimous verdicts on the two types of damages.

Kelley filed the suit in May 2012 against Wren and The Sun Publishing Co., seeking actual damages to compensate for “his loss of and/or damage to his good name, his personal and business reputation,” according to the suit…….

The judge ruled before testimony began that Kelley is a public figure, which meant the jury had to determine that actual malice was involved on the part of the reporter and newspaper…….

“I want you to tell them [The Sun News] to quit taking their pen and using it as a sword and slashing the flesh of a reputation,” Kelley’s attorney, Jim Stevens, said during his closing statement Thursday morning……

Stevens told jurors that the FBI and IRS investigated the contributions and no arrests have been made or indictments issued in the case…..

“I submit to you that the IRS and FBI are better investigators than David Wren,” Stevens said. “David Wren and The Sun News has a duty to report the truth, not lies or fabrications. Fact: David Wren’s articles were understood by the public. … And they understood it to accuse Mark Kelley of a crime.”…..

Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/05/08/4215673/horry-county-jury-rules-in-favor.html?sp=/99/209/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

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Applo May 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Scandels you say?
Oh how affable you are..maybe you should come up for air from under the sewer hole of Haleys fanaticism you have been swimming in.

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Marilyn DeMoss May 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Sandy S., all it is going to take is one more child death. If she is willing to risk that, so be it. But one more and she is done. Ervin is the next governor.

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Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Sandy, Sandy, Sandy. You are now the ‘” Poster Child ” for Republicans in SC, congrats !

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TheCoast May 10, 2014 at 4:46 am

You are correct.

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nitrat May 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

A big part of this story is: why are there 300+ incomplete child death investigations at SLED? How far back do they go? Why can’t they be completed?
Why can’t our transparent state government provide us with Child Fatality Reviews that actually say what the problem was and where it was?
As I recall, that was why it was started.

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euwe max May 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

sightings of UFOs off Myrtle Beach took precedence.

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Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Scotty, Beam me up, no intelligence in SC found.

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W. Thomas Friar May 9, 2014 at 12:20 pm

The blood of these innocent children is all over Haley and she should be held accountable!
let’s hope the voters hold her accountable. It would be a worse tragedy for her illiterate, lying, blind incompetence to be overlooked in the upcoming election!
Send her packing! She and Koller sent innocent children to their graves!!!

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Libb May 9, 2014 at 10:37 am

Here’s what our governor had to say about children earlier this week in Texas:

The Governor said, “ that there is no reason we cannot have peace and love with everyone, and one thing he(Gandhi) constantly said was if we want to truly have peace and love, we have to start with Children.”

http://www.indoamerican-news.com/?p=25204

Perhaps she should have added except in an election year.

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GrandTango May 9, 2014 at 11:08 am

WTF are you talking about. Do you HATE children?….Is that why you are a member of a democrat party that treats its children like TRASH, then blames society for holding them down…

I agree w/ Haley (or she agrees w/ me)..You teach children w/ LOVE…not to Hate, as liberals teach them…

And: It’s soulless parents who give their children up, don’t take care for them, and greedy gov’t gravy-train riders who are killing children…along with Dumb@$$ like you…who are quick to blame others for the animalistic things you do to children…

You are stupid…

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Marilyn DeMoss May 9, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Mark my words, if Koller stays and we have one more child death Haley is gone.

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William Wallace May 10, 2014 at 6:19 am

Just One would be too many and how many have we had??

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GrandTango May 10, 2014 at 8:40 am

To blame non-liberal politicians for the actions of animals, is so democrat. Obama told us Romney gave a woman Caner, you Filthy Hag…

You are PURE $#!*….to try to use the deaths of children to put your Ignorant and dangerous gods in positions of greed and power. You SUCK…

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Tango's Copy Editor May 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

Maybe you should find your “magical” edit button, because I have no idea what “caner” is.

FOD May 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

caner – definition-Free Online Dictionary
a. A slender, strong but often flexible stem, as of certain bamboos, reeds, or rattans. b. A plant having such a stem. c. Such stems or strips of such stems used for …

Wow! Fuck Obama…SOB!

Limbaugh's Whore May 10, 2014 at 10:25 am

Great showing you’re a sexist pig with tlhe “f, sorry, Fllthy Hag” name calling. You seem rather base when you’re all pissy. Funny, you don’t refer to men that way…

Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm

You agree with any Republican or Nazi, it’s too old !

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Gepetto May 10, 2014 at 11:04 am

“I agree w/ Haley (or she agrees w/ me)..You teach children w/ LOVE…not to Hate, as liberals teach them…”

You both would cut off your noses to spite of your face…because you both know it only takes two lies to grow them back.

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Fed up Republican May 9, 2014 at 11:17 am

Just another confirmation of what most of us, who are not blind, lemming Republicans already know!
haley is an IDIOT and a TOTAL failure!!!
Tom Ervin realized this and it is why he is in this race!
haley needs to go!!!
If Keel advised her and she refused, it says a lot. Keel is a yes man, ass kisser and sold his soul to haley to be chief if SLED!
haley hides the murder of innocent children to prevent damage to her reelection! How Low is this woman!

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Marilyn DeMoss May 9, 2014 at 4:47 pm

One more dead child and, if Koller is still there, Haley is gone. Big bet! Big risk! But worse for the child. She can only lose an election. The child will lose its life!

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GrandTango May 9, 2014 at 11:35 am

Jury finds The Sun News GUILTY of Character assault and defamation….Might be time for FITS to start Crapping your pants…LMAO….

Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/05/08/4215673/horry-county-jury-rules-in-favor.html?sp=/99/209/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

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facts May 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Facts are facts. No way of getting around the mess @ DSS for Gov. Haley.

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GrandTango May 9, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Just quit reading a bunch of ridiculous political crap into the facts…

Mistakes at a liberal social welfare agency does not mean we need a democrat-failed governor in S.C.

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Jimmy Olsen May 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Buz Martin · Top Commenter · Entertainer, Writer, Artist & Public Speaker at Self-Employed

More telling, in my opinion, was when Kathy Hazelwood of the SC Ethics Commission — a witness for the plaintiff, oddly enough — stated that Kelley had broken the law by sending out emails in support of Gresham Barrett’s bid for the SC GOP nomination to run against Nikki Haley for governor. The jury apparently took no notice of the fact that Kelley broke the ethics law — yet somehow concluded that merely saying he was sitting at the same table with alleged law-breakers who were his good friends damaged him in a way that only tens of thousand of dollars would heal. Odd filters (or blinders) apparently worn by the jurors.

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· 10 minutes ago

Kris Agosto

You are wrong. The witness said that he would have broken the law if he had sent the emails for the sole purpose of soliciting campaign funds, but because he merely FORWARDED an email for information purposes, he didn’t commit a crime.

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· 8 minutes ago

Kris Agosto

Not only that, but the email was forwarded to only a dozen people at most, all of them good friends of his. That detail never should have been presented because it was bogus.

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· 7 minutes ago

If you want good entertainment read the comments being posted today underneath the TSN/Kelley article. Here is a sample, hot off the ‘press’.

It appears the ‘fly’ is trying to get himself sued for about $200 GRAND today! :-)

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Freddy Bojangles May 9, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Jimmy, The Sun News (MB) apparently cut off comments today on the Kelley defamation lawsuit decision after Buz Martin apparently posted NEW and false allegations against Mr.Kelley.

Smokin' Weed, Makin' Money May 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Well, seems Romney’s all for raising the min. wage. Maybe he should have thought of that in 2008?

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Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 8:45 pm

So Elect a REAL Republican !!! Clue, it’s not a Indian !!!

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Squishy123 May 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm

You know what you do if your boss refuses your resignation and you’re serious about quitting… stop showing up for work. This is all just for show.

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well May 9, 2014 at 11:31 pm

Dude, your are kiddino right? In all seriousness she quit coming to work for months w/n there past year due to alleged illness an was not replaced an was paid so this plan may not really work.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 11, 2014 at 8:38 am

TBG wants a job like that. Hell, TBG wants 2 or 3 jobs like that.

TBG tells his kids, “I don’t work 80 to 120 hours a week to put food on our table.”

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Larry Bishop May 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm

This state is very interesting, it takes a blog site like this one for the real truth to leak out because the media outlets are controlled by money and power. Haley is corrupt that is without question and she is very bad for this state and its people that has been proven time and time again with scandal and sellouts over her four year term. Maybe one day we will have a news outlet that is not afraid of the truth and will not keep the tax payers in the dark how corrupt their leaders are.

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anon. May 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

NIKKI HALEY ONLY CARES ABOUT NIKKI HALEY!

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Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 6:23 pm

I, could never vote Nikki, Tom is a much better choice. When she was elected as the Republican to run this state, I lost it ! This state is ” bat – shit ” crazy. Good luck to you all.

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Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Thanks Will good reporting, Keep faith in SC and it’s people.

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Sandy Sr. May 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm

I agree.Will/FITSNEWS and TSN/ Buz Martin certainly do give us a lot of information. I enjoy FITSNEWS and the informative articles on all subjects.
The ‘soul’ brothers of conspiracy and disinformation! Gotta love em. :-)

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Deo Vindice SC May 9, 2014 at 7:50 pm

You are a sad time for SC, Sandy, best for you to move on !

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Ashley May 9, 2014 at 8:47 pm

DSS Leaves Former Caseworkers On County Roster Sheet
http://m.wltx.com/topstories/article?a=8910991&f=1344
Shit is getting worse..Haley cant stop the tide now..

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Mindy May 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

OMG….this place needs to be investigated ASAP and Haley needs to come forward and say she has messed up….this is nuts

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notamused May 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm

What a joke…Malik is part of the problem. Can’t wait to see his jazz out the door with the rest of them.

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Insider at DSS May 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm

This is all just a play for sympathy and attention. If Koller wanted to resign, she wouldn’t need Haley’s permission. Haley keeps citing that her “Rock Star” has reduced welfare, reduced child fatalities, increased adoption and yada… So lets see, the welfare to work numbers are duplicates, so those are “cooked” numbers. Some smart journalist needs to ask for a report of the “un-duplicated” number of welfare to work numbers. Child fatalities…hmmmmm, it seems that this administration is using a “different” baseline, so they are taking out about 25% of the fatalities as non-abuse related, as compared to how numbers were calculated in 2010. Sure looks good on paper, but no less kids are dying. Adoptions…seriously…DSS is auctioning off kids to the highest bidder, and has so drastically reduced the post-adoption supervision time that it practically doesn’t exist. How many of those adopted kids are now homeless, placed somewhere other than their “forever home” and or in post-legal adoption placement back at good ole DSS??? it is all smoke and mirrors at DSS. Koller thinks she is the smartest person in SC. She was heard saying when she first arrived at DSS, that South Carolinian’s were to stupid to run our own agency and she was brought in to show us how it is done.

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Hard Spanking 4 DSS Needed May 9, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Haley is insane, and it shows. On the other hand, DSS supervisors are also the problem. They are fat, lazy, and stupid – just looking for a paycheck. I get tired of seeing them using state vehicles and state gasoline to drive their families out to places like Kentucky Fried Chicken. All of them need to be thrown into the unemployment line and replaced with QUALIFIED hard working Americans who actually do give a hoot!

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Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Agreed, I saw Nikki at Long John Silvers, LOLOS.

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Shutupimtalking May 10, 2014 at 4:03 am

Kind of ironic that suddenly the powers that be in state office of SCDSS are concerned about how many staff the county offices need to do the job. Before Ms. Koller’s testimony, the company line was that there was no need to hire more staff. The reasoning being that County staff were sufficient and that the high caseloads and scope of the work was a ‘leadership’ problem. However, as soon as the real ‘leadership’ (Koller, Hanak Coulter, Sturkie, Brimmer et al) are in the hot seat, the problem is that they can get people to accept jobs. Believe that if you want. No one seems to remember that there was a hiring freeze for over 2 years and that positions lost during that freeze were never recouped, yet caseloads continued to grow. Instead of hiring front line staff in County offices, Koller decided to give away MILLIONS in the farming out of child protective services cases to Community Based Prevention Services. Suddenly, the job listings for SCDSS show continuous posting vacancies! Don’t be fooled it’s always been smoke and mirrors with this administration!

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nitrat May 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

“… give away MILLIONS in the farming out of child protective services cases to Community Based Prevention Services.”
FOLLOW THE MONEY…

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GrandTango May 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

I agree: The Greedy ‘Community Organizers’ are who failed…not Haley or the DSS director…

Community Organizers take the money, and are chums w/ the people who are capable of killing their children…

We’re told you must involve the community in the solution…they can take the blame too…right???

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beenthere May 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

Don’t be fooled, no one on these postings wants you to agree with them. Again, you have no idea what you are talking about………..Koller and Blanco created the idea of privatizing CPS investigations not the providers! It is Koller and Haley’s fault for implementing these programs without proper preparation and oversight. All they care about is reducing the size of State Government without regard to children and families.

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GrandTango May 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

You are damning Haley for dubious HR skills, but trying to forward that idea that “families” who neglect or KILL their children are the victims of Haley..

The most ignorant F*#ks in the world have to be democrats…And you have to buy the most Stupid, backward $#!* to vote for your candidates…

Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 2:55 pm

HR skills, what is that, a joke ? Tango you care only for your ignorant, raciest self. Why not admit that ? Everyone at fits sees it. 2 wars for nothing destroyed the US, bank rolled by China, by Bush’s administration. Let me guess, you’re on the Benghazi train now ? 8 investigations are not enough. 50 times on ACA. Pathetic people, no one even knows what a Republican is now, but you do, LOL !!!

norman bait May 10, 2014 at 5:31 pm

lol!Why not admit you are a lying, cock sucking, American hating piece of shit that disgraces EVERY MARINE in this country by continuing to put forward your fantasy of having once ‘served’ this great country-and your fixation on the ‘male penis’ (your words last night)?
You are truly a sociopath.

Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Because your stupid ?

Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Please see tangiee for nikki juice, you no nothing of Marines, or you would not say that, You’re just a faggot of GT, too funny, wapoc..

GrandTango May 10, 2014 at 8:44 am

How can we afford to hire ANYBODY w/ the DISASTER Obama has made of the economy…????

Under Bush, SC has a Billion-Dollar Budget Surplus…now everybody is starving…

We cannot afford liberal Hand-out programs – where we take care of democrat voters’ children – when Obama has WRECKED the economy..

If you Dumb@$$#$ REALLY want to blame a politicians for Animal Child-Killers…look at Obama, you Stupid, heartless pieces of $#!*….

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beenther May 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

This is not about Obama or Bush. It is about children and families who are suffering. If you cannot understand that, you need to stop these stupid comments. And by the way, you need to stop with the vulgar name calling of others who post here. It is easy to be a coward and hide behind anonymous postings and I guarantee you would not have the guts to speak to people in person this way.

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GrandTango May 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Then – you F*#*ing Idiot Coward, Dumb@$$#$… need to start PREACHING to your lazy-@$$ Voters to VALUE their CHILDREN over KILLING them…

You D@*n sure can indoctrinate your voters to show up at the Welfare office on time, or use an EBT card….And you perpetuate HATE and REVENGE among your minions, upon the groups you despise…

Why in the F*#k can’t you teach fathers to marry mothers, and NOT KILL the children the Good Lord Rewarded the murderers with????…Are you that F*#king Heartless, you care about feeding your greed and political power, more than saving the lives of kids???

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beenthere May 10, 2014 at 12:51 pm

GT. I think you need to go down to Obama’s mental health office for some counseling. @ least you have one sentence above without using vulgar language. You must have struggled tremendously to form that one sentence. Again; my position has nothing to do with being democratic or republican, it is about children who cannot fend for themselves. It is not about welfare and/or SNAP benefits and who receives them. BTW………..I have never voted for a democratic candidate in my lifetime, but I will come November (maybe even the independent candidate)! Unfortunately for you and Gov. Haley, many feel the same as I do.

GrandTango May 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Who is best responsible for THEIR children?…Parents or the government?…

You may not be D or R…you are probably just a media led Dumb@$$…in that case you as just as dangerous to a civilized society …because of your ignorance…

??? May 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Like parents who like to beat them?

GrandTango May 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Again: because democrat policies produce monsters instead of parents, trying to blame the Governor makes you a Dumb@$$…

euwe max May 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Were your parents democrats, Damned Tango?

Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Sandy sends her reguards, She cannot support a faggot. Sorry Tango.

Shut Up, Fool May 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm

“According to the poll, 61% want Congress to leave the Affordable Care Act alone (12%) or make some changes to the law in an attempt to make it work better (49%).”

GrandTango May 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Poll from Dumb@$$#$.com….no doubt…

PS: you’re full of S#!t…or just stupid…

beenthere May 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Parents are responsible………..and we as a society are responsible for protecting young, innocent children when parents abuse and/or neglect them. Young children cannot fend for themselves when being abused/neglected by their parents/guardians. I have seen it first hand. You certainly have not. If you cannot get past your political agenda and understand this, then you are certainly the ignorant one. Also, congrats since you used only one vulgar word in your response above. We all know you are a softy at heart.

beenthere May 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm

the above post in in response to GT, not ????. Sorry to associate you with whatever he/she is.

Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

B, GT is a sad relic that is lost. May he find happiness in the new world.

euwe max May 11, 2014 at 12:40 am
For The Children May 10, 2014 at 12:53 pm

He doesn’t. I’ve tried to get the piece of shit to do a charity boxing event, but he pussed out. Come on, Tango, it’s for the kids.

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euwe max May 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I know you, little libertine
I know you’re a real koo koo

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Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Do not do math Tango !

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Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 7:27 pm

There was no surplus from your hero, get a life. Even your Norman sucker should know that fact.

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Deo Vindice SC May 10, 2014 at 7:33 pm

I really enjoy your stupid shit, pour it on faggot.

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Kay P May 10, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Nikki Haley has been the worst thing to happen to our state since Hugo hit. The only difference is she was a man made disaster.

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euwe max May 10, 2014 at 5:15 pm

It seems disingenuous to attack Nikki for failure of leadership in the area of welfare, when the obvious goal of the Republican party is to eliminate welfare entirely… it’s like criticizing Hitler for being unkind to dogs. It misses the point of the original failure of the Tea Party to install a leader in South Carolina that would take to heart the idiom “Taxed Enough Already”…

.. graft and mismanagement of welfare funds is WAY down stream from cutting off benefits completely at its source.

Shouldn’t that be the original premise, upon which the other sins of her reign should be magnified?

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enuwe hatEs JEWS? May 10, 2014 at 5:37 pm

‘ it’s like criticizing Hitler for being unkind to dogs’
Really? enuwe max is calling Jews , ‘dogs’?
Disgraceful and I sure hope Democrats Sheheen and Ervin will condemn such a comment before this comment goes viral on the internet!

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euwe max May 10, 2014 at 5:57 pm

‘ it’s like criticizing Hitler for being unkind to dogs’
Really? enuwe max is calling Jews , ‘dogs’?

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you poor thing… welcome to Fits news… bless your heart.

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Centrist View May 10, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Tom Ervin’s campaign commercial states that “Tim Ervin has a plan to Fix our crumbling roads, Lower taxes, Give education choices to parents, Term Limits on politicians.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAMQYGhMkJE

Ervin’s campaign site has links to Twitter, Facebook, and Donate Here, and nothing else
http://www.trustintom.com/

Where are Tom Ervin’s plans? How would he do anything different or better than the incumbent? Without laying out his plans and spelling out in specific terms exactly what he would do, if elected, what reason is there to vote for Tom ErvIn beside not being NIkki Haley?

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scotty May 11, 2014 at 2:48 pm

I believe she was forced to take the POS director as part of the pay back to the RNC for the campaign money she was given. It would appear she has screwed her self, she should dump the POS and ask for more cash.

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