Nikki Haley Ally Blocks Vote On Embattled Welfare Czarina

LARRY MARTIN REFUSES TO LET STATE SENATE VOTE ON SCANDAL-SCARRED CABINET DIRECTOR S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s top ally in the State Senate blocked a vote of no confidence in the governor’s embattled welfare czarina this week – the latest drama in a major storm swirling around the governor’s administration. Former…


S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s top ally in the State Senate blocked a vote of no confidence in the governor’s embattled welfare czarina this week – the latest drama in a major storm swirling around the governor’s administration.

Former Democrat Larry Martin (RINO-Pickens) used a procedural move to block the attempted vote – which would have likely resulted in a formal rebuke of Lillian Koller, Haley’s scandal-scarred director of the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS).

Lawmakers of both parties – including another one of Haley’s top allies – have called on the governor to fire Koller in the wake of multiple scandals plaguing this agency. In fact Koller has offered to resign … twice.

Why won’t Haley  accept her resignation?

Good question …

For starters, Koller is a political appointee – tapped by Haley at the behest of the Republican Governors Association. In case you’ve been away from your television set for a few months, that’s the group which is bankrolling a barrage of negative ads against Democratic State Senator Vincent Sheheen, Haley’s 2014 gubernatorial rival.

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.

Koller ought to be the fourth …

“It’s a shame we’re in this situation,” S.C. Sen. Shane Martin (R-Spartanburg) said in the wake of the blocked vote. “If I was in charge and had a director do the things she’s done – I’d have already gotten rid of her. This isn’t partisan, it’s about the children.”

Absolutely …

At this point, Haley’s refusal to remove Koller from her position is simply incomprehensible … and in addition to the human cost, it’s starting do real damage to the governor politically.

UPDATE – Our associate opinion editor Amy Lazenby – who contributed to this report – still has the best column out there on why Haley ought to get rid of Koller. 

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Just another guy May 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm

What percent of Senators does it take to override a hold? 2/3rds? I would think they could get that if they wanted to.

Fuck this fucker May 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Look at the shit eating grin on this turds face, showing us that you really do become what you eat.

GrandTango May 29, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Personal Hate much???

Smirks May 29, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Funny coming from the guy who wants to “slap the p!$$ out of” just about everyone he hates.

GrandTango May 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Figuratively…you don’t READ Dumb@$$????

Smirks May 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I do, though it is admittedly difficult to make sense of your gibberish at times.

Speaking of figurative speech, I believe that’s what “Fuck this fucker” meant by saying the guy eats shit. I don’t think the guy pictured above literally ingests fecal matter, though I wouldn’t count it out either.

Paging Dr. Freud May 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Dude, Grand Tango said “figuratively”, like all the cock sucking he brings up…cut him some slack…it’s just his overactive desires-OOPS! I meant imagination…

mark May 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Is that what inbreeding looks like?

3 dollar bill May 29, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Well, would he hold one in his mouth until the swelling went away?

Saluda Rapids May 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm

You are filled with personal hate. Now we have proof you hate the safety of children. Shame on you for being a partisan shill. It is one thing for you to be a low information voter, but for you to defend this minor league administration is abhorrent.

GrandTango May 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Dude, or Dude-tte…just give up.
Even if you did not look like a bitter Dumb@$$ bashing me…even if you took me down like you so desperately want…your god-Obama is still a F*#king failure…and you’ll still get the F*#k kicked out of you in Nov.

Fuck a Tango May 29, 2014 at 2:47 pm

fuck fucking fuck. fuck fucker futhermucker. implying and saying is the same. does mommy have the nannyware on agian. You are a sorry ass liitle twat and I actually agree with much of what you say but I hate a goddamned hypocrite you pussy.

Fuck this fucker too May 29, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Btw, Jesus always said “fuck” too according to the book of Tango, Chapter 420, Verse 69

GrandTango May 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Glad to get you out of your little coffee-house comfort zone, where ‘dialoguing’ theory-only, liberal-based panaceas makes everybody feel real smart, and all giddy – and gay- inside…

BBC for Tango May 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm

“and gay- inside”

Like dick sucking gay? Metaphorically or not?

Squishy123 May 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Like GT comes off as some sort of he-man, he’s the type I’d expect to be sitting in a Starbucks. Comes off as a genuine metrosexual.

GrandTango May 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Don’t let the high intellect and acute communication skills fool you, Squishy..I ain’t no effeminate little liberal-type punk…

Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2014 at 4:16 pm

This is one thing, other than family or being born here, about SC that I like. A Brain that is not like Tango’s or other idiots from SC. I’m stupid, un-educated ( from SC ) but smart enough to know what a idiot is. Benghizzi Tango !!!

GrandTango May 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Isn’t it supposed to be ‘an’ if it becomes before a first-letter vowel word??? Mr. educated, Non Idiot…LMAO….

you know me May 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm

That’s right. Tango is NOT gay…..he tried it and didn’t like it.

3 dollar bill May 29, 2014 at 6:59 pm

That isn’t what he told me honey buns!

CorruptionInColumbia May 29, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Uhhh…, in all fairness, I have sat in quite a few Starbucks in my day. I wouldn’t say that was grounds to indict anyone’s sexuality. And yes, I was checking out the other lesbians in there and I was armed.

Tazmaniac June 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Holy cow CiC, you sure found a full contact blog here. How have you been? I kind of miss the Herald but I really want to avoid Facebook. Disqus is way superior, especially in the privacy dept.

CorruptionInColumbia June 4, 2014 at 3:21 am

Hi Taz! How are you doing? Great to see you on here!!!! Yes, this is a great place. As you can tell by looking around, it isn’t even censored! Will has created a nice little paradise of shared thoughts and ideas with this site.

Fully with you about FaceBook. That is an evil that I keep hoping one day will crash and never be rebuilt. It is nothing but a data/intel mining op, but the sheeple flock to it and use it like there’s no tomorrow. So sad to see places like The Herald, The State, and the like using it. Hope to see you on more. People from all over come here. It is the last bastion of free news commentary that I am aware of.

jimlewisowb June 4, 2014 at 7:50 am

Tend to agree with you Corrupt with a couple of exceptions

Skippy pulled the plug on blue veined titties awhile back – sorely missed

Also he used to feature some nice looking ankles strapped into stiletto heels which were always a great kickstart in the AM

CorruptionInColumbia June 4, 2014 at 8:15 am

You’re right about the BVT’s and stiletto heeled wenches, Jim. Yes, I miss them on here, but we’ve always got regular internet porn so all is not lost.

Somehow, I have a feeling that by the beginning of December, if not sooner, we’ll have our BVT’s and stiletto heels back on here to admire.

CorruptionInColumbia June 4, 2014 at 3:26 am

If you are in touch with Colleen and the bunch you might direct them here. If they can take the raw language on here, they’d probably enjoy it.

Tazmaniac June 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

You know I have lost touch with all those folks and the newest disqus doesn’t have the search function it used to have. I had found Juno and Colleen that way before. Do you ever see that Candyassed, basement dwelling, delusional, Rob on here?

CorruptionInColumbia June 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

LOL! Nope Taz, I sure haven’t. I rarely ever read The Herald since the went to FB posting. Did he drink the Kool Aid and stay with them via FB.

Tazmaniac June 4, 2014 at 8:21 am

I’m ashamed to say I pay that ALMOST worthless

rag $8 dollars a month. As they are the only paper for my area, that makes them the “best”. I think at first he was posting, but I always felt his persona was an amalgamation of brain dead liberal Winthrop co-eds.

CorruptionInColumbia June 4, 2014 at 8:34 am

I understand, Taz. When The Lancaster News started charging to read them on line, everyone said The Herald was the place to go to get news for that area. Then The Herald yanked the rug out from under everyone. I keep hoping both of them will lose revenue due to a diminishing hit rate on their sites and go back to where they were in the past.

FudgePackerAtChocolateMonkey May 29, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Tango will tell anybody that he is Super Straight. If you doubt that then listen to this video he made while he was on the road trying to earn us a living. Be sure to go to part 2 of the video so you understand that Tango is super straight.

Tom Irvin Campaign May 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

We have 3,345 signatures signed ‘Fuck a Tango’, all with the same address. How big is your family?

Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Lick it up Tango, you and so called people like you created this, along with Bush, Nikki, Time for you to eat Republicon stew.

Sandi Morals May 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Liberals created the perpetual welfare agencies that destroyed the failed homes these children come from.
You all m. Abusese it easy for the feminist ,abortion loving lesbian’s to kick fathers out of the home and now DSS is overwhelmed with these cases.

Democrats have destroyed the social fabric that held our communities together and are to blame for these abuses.

Why Democrats Tom Ervin and. Shesheen can’t be trusted with the safety and education of our children, in my opinion.

Sandi Morals May 29, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Oops…should read ‘You all made it easy…..’

Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Take the trails with Sandford !

Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Look up the word Destroyed. Apply that to USA before Obama, compute the findings.

Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Sandi, GET A BRAIN !

WW May 29, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Sandi’s brain must be dead. Whoever holds the living will, please pull the plug. You have all the evidence needed with Sandi’s posts here. Any Court and MD can easily see the proof!
Or declare Sandi to be an abused child and turn Sandi over to Killer Koller and Haley! Sandi will be 6 ft under in about 2-3 weeks.

Saluda Rapids May 29, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Truth hurts, bitch. And I supported Romney, I didn’t HATE him like you did, GrandBigot. So put your little trump card away…not everyone who disagrees with you is a Democrat. But you and those like you are the ones who will give the Democrats the White House again in 2016…and put this moron back in the governor’s mansion.

GrandTango May 29, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Why do you log on here just to savage me. You have no opinions on politics. This is a political website, you know…….Funny that you talk about hatred, bigotry and plead your case that you are not a democrat…

Why not talk issues and office holders, and you won’t be so consumed w/ trying to convince everyone who, and what, you, are..or are not….

Saluda Rapids May 29, 2014 at 9:03 pm

1. Because you are a royal douchebag. 2. When you can adhere to your rules, others will follow. Start by not injecting Obama into conversations that are not about Obama (your way of distracting from the disaster that is Haley). Then, stop using symbols to mask your cursing. Finally, stop banging your sister.

GrandTango May 30, 2014 at 8:33 am

Hmmm…You Suck off Obama…but hate Haley, who has rejected his polices as much as possible…(the most obvious success of her term)..

Then you claim you are not a democrat…

You may not be a democrat…but you ARE one Stupid, laughable Mother-F*#ker…that’s for sure….

CorruptionInColumbia June 4, 2014 at 8:42 am

Can’t we hate them both? One is leading the nation down the road to ruination. The other is ruining the state for her own, self-serving purposes. I don’t have use for either one of them.

GrandTango June 4, 2014 at 9:12 am

CIC: I tend to look at reality, not ignorance and hatred from unfit leftists, and always-losing Liberal-Tarians, like FITS.

Look at the SC job numbers. Despite a Horrible national economy, SC is actually attracting some jobs. And we’re poised to explode w/ investment, once Obama is dispatched.

That said: Dumping Haley gives us Sheheen. That is TOTALLY unacceptable.

While I’d like a more Conservative governor than Haley, she is adequate right now (like Bush propped us Sanford) because she is anti-Obama.

I could be wrong, nah. May 31, 2014 at 8:59 am

“In fact Koller has offered to resign … twice.
Why won’t Haley accept her resignation?
Good question …”

Sic, in your earlier writings I thought you wrote that the two women in question were Rock Stars, buddies; so she gets to keep her job, were the other three Directors Rock Stars also? So, we can potentially conclude that these four SC Stars like Rock; is this correct? Fucking Boulders, Mountains even of SOLID ROCK! Pebbles and stones not allowed amongst those there. I mean, all the time. Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock Rocket to my Brain!

GrandTango May 31, 2014 at 9:34 am

Manufacture lies much?

Fuck this fucker too May 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm

LMAO! I don’t even have to respond to you, everyone else is going to pound the shit out of you for me.

Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

What spew from your ass or mouth ? Sicko pub perv ?

you know me May 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Maybe he hates kids.

State House Squirrel May 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm

When Haley was running for Governor, this maggot personally told me, ‘I will resign if she is elected Governor”!
Just shows what kind of moral, intellectual, ethical and honest compass guides this prick!
He needs to be retired with Haley!
Fire Haley and ALL of her sycophants!!!

Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2014 at 4:55 pm

He is a republicon, what do you expect ?

southmauldin May 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm

The Pickens Penishead strikes again!

Sandi Morals May 30, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Great job in Horry County today Nikki.

jimlewisowb May 31, 2014 at 9:33 am

Have a few friends that ride bikes and they do a lot of charity rides as well as provide support for veterans’ families at funerals

They are trying to organize a “ride in” to highlight the Queen’s broad brush approach of lumping turds and potatoes in the same salad bowl as a result of recent issues in Turdsville USA

Plans are for bikers to assemble in the parking lot of the Lexington County Administration Complex then proceed to Columbia and ride around the State House until they get tired or Mayor T-Bone tries to run them off

Wish them the best and hope they pull it off

Public Records May 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Where does he live? What is his home address?

john dozier May 30, 2014 at 12:10 pm

On a plantation in Easley. He is owned by the McKissick family.

Upstate May 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Lock, Stock and Barrell!

Who, or what are we? May 29, 2014 at 7:53 pm

The Feds let our Veterans die (death panel), passed Affordable Care Act and already prohibit some treatments and decide who gets what care (death panel).
Haley and her DSS allow children (the most helpless and innocent amoung us) to be brutilized, tortured and murdered, time and agian (death panel).
Hitler made similiar decisions, so did Stalin (death camps).
Veterans cost money, poor children cost money, retirees cost money, Social Security recepients cost money, people on pensions cost money!
The Federal Government has run up debt it cannot pay, the State has debt it cannot pay.
They are solving it the easy way. If they did not have so many Vets, poor and retirees, they would not have to pay out so much in entitlements and could drasticly cut costs! All they have to do is rid themselves of the groups collecting these funds.
They came for the Jews and we said nothing, then the Pols and we did nothing, then the Hungarians, and on and on, until they came for me and no one was left to say or do anything.
The poor are a budren, the old and sick are a burden, the pensioners are a burden, the ets are a burden.
The Gove must see us as throw away paper plates. Once we have given and given, fought their wars, policed their streets, run their offices, taught their children, given and given of our toils, we are merely a burden.

GrandTango May 29, 2014 at 2:06 pm

If FITS thinks Koller is his Gov-Killer issue..he is $#!t out of luck…

Irresponsible, murderous parents, spawned by the liberal-democrat Welfare system is the hideous culprit. Government NEVER has been the answer. It’s personal responsibility.

And electing Sheheen will just exacerbate the level of irresponsibility of democrat voters…

Us South Carolinians care about these PRECIOUS children, a lot more than we do a corrupt, moral-less democrat political party… If you embolden democrats by electing more, that will just endanger more kids…

Smirks May 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

When Sebelius fucks up, GrandTango is about to break his keyboard in half trying to attack her and Obama.

When Koller fucks up, GrandTango is about to break his keyboard in half trying to defend her and Haley.

Fair and balanced. Yup.

GrandTango May 29, 2014 at 2:15 pm

I just don’t think DSS resonates as an issue., because people understand it’s democrat voters killing children, not some gov’t bureaucrat…
Obama is the author of Obamacare, and Sebilus FORCED it on people who are Solidly against it. They earned the scorn in the Obama Administration…Haley is put in the bad position of trying to raise the children of evil and bad people…that democrats make exuses for. Big difference…

Smirks May 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm

I just don’t think DSS resonates as an issue., because people understand
it’s democrat voters killing children, not some gov’t bureaucrat…

If you’re just going to sit there and blame the abusive parents and not the agency charged with protecting the children of abusive parents, then just advocate abolishing DSS entirely and be done with it you clod.

You are an incomprehensibly stupid slimeball of a human being and I sincerely feel sorry for anyone who has the misfortune to know you in person.

GrandTango May 29, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Smirks: I think you’d be smart enough to quit.

Obama dumped Sibelius because she was a political liability. The many vulnerable democrat candidates were demanding it, to try to save their seats…

Haley would do the same, but Koller is obviously not hurting her, as you had so hoped….

For me: I just LOVE seeing you ignorant F*#ks get the P!$$ slapped out of you (figuratively, of course)…

You are like Wile E. Coyote. Always looking for that panacea booby trap, but ALWAYS ending up w/ $#!* all over your faces in the end… I just sit back and LMAO…watching you blunder…

Neutral May 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm

So, how do you curse in real life? Please, a serious answer without the symbols and all.

junior justice May 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Probably has to use a set of flashcards (home made, of course).

Little Miss Muffett May 30, 2014 at 10:04 am

Mr. Tango has hired me to establish his new flashcard library of profanity. My assignment is to invent new words, but he has requested me not to have any that are more than five syllables. He says that he gets tongue-tied and spews too much spittle if a word is longer than that. I just hope that I can last through the summer because I really need the money for my tuition at Clemson.

junior justice May 30, 2014 at 10:14 am

Muffy, (I address you as this because that’s probably what all the boys call you – I don’t want to know what GT calls you), that’s pretty good. Try to keep us informed about GT’s behavior in the basement. Is it true that he has big hairy Yeti fingers?

Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm

It’s real simple, Tango + 100,000,000 = shit. A real no brainer for me .

Rocky May 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Not resonating – we’ll see. You could be right – in itself. But atop the many other issues she will get pounded on it won’t help. Her biggest liabilities are education, transportation, Savannah River sellout and ethics. This will just make it look worse.

GrandTango May 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Add ’em all up: and it will not come close to equaling the liability of: Democrat…

That’s why you have 2 democrats running against her…but I doubt that works because people are too aware of the danger of a democrat, and the damage that will cause…

Rocky May 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm

We’ll see. Not sure how strong she can be with Mam Grizzly coming to town to rally the inbreds.

Sandi Morals May 29, 2014 at 9:38 pm

You got it.Won’t matter.South Carolina voters always reject carpetbaggers and liars like Colbert-Busch,Tinabu and Charlie Ervin Crist.

vicupstate May 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm

I bet if these were aborted fetuses, and not post-birth little black kids dying, you might actually care.

Rachel May 29, 2014 at 2:30 pm

The child that died while being beaten called a relative and was hear pleading with God to save him. There is a special place in hell for all that were involved and the people that informed this DSS was called multiple times be the family and wad ignored to make Nikki Haley’s..numbers look good for the coming election. Please people dont put this self serving sell out back in office.

WW May 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Amen Rachel! These children have no voice, too young to vote, no money to give Haley for a campaign! She could care less.
While children are dying horrible deaths, haley is in New York lunching with her Rock Star Joan Jett and the Black Hearts! Haley fits in nicely withn joan and the Black Hearts Rock Band! kind of appropriate isn’t it? Haley has a BLACK HEART and calls Killer Koller a “Rock Star”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gail May 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm

The people Larry Dickhead..Martin represent must be very proud of him today. …I hope none if them have kids or family that are beaten to death in the neat future. By the way there is more scandals coming..Haley should be lawyering up now..SLED and the FBI.. are looking at mismanagement of funds already most likley. .

The Colonel May 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm

And these idiots just voted down a much needed update to our sex education program in public schools…

euwe max May 29, 2014 at 5:57 pm

I always start right below the shoulders… towards the front.

The Colonel May 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Not “those boobs”, those boobs!

junior justice May 30, 2014 at 9:57 am

YOWZAAAA !!! — Max, you are “on top” of those things

On the Big Rock Candy Mountain May 31, 2014 at 9:27 am

On the BIG ROCK Candy Mountain, Colonel. Want some?

Squishy123 May 29, 2014 at 3:12 pm

How do you not stop working if you resign, at that point does it really matter if your boss accepts it or not? If you stop showing up, what’s going to happen?

I've already said this May 29, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Squishy, I’very said this before, I’ll say it again: literally – not figuratively or jokin’ around not too long back Kollier simply quit showing up to work, and her excuse – medical – ended up being false. She did simply quit working – kept getting paid and…nothing doing.

sam May 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm

There are so many pending suits against C. Templeton at DHEC, its only a question of scheduling until the discussion begins about her again as well. I would say it is evident what the quality of our governor is by her actions and the kind of people she surrounds herself with.

inciteful May 29, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Cheryl Stanton, SCDEW Director, is moving up fast in the troubled Cabinet Directers race. She just sent out a memo requiring employers to enter their own data if they want to hire within the DEW system. The s%$t wil hit the fan on this one. This basic job duty is required by the federal Department of Labor for funding SCDEW. Stanton doesn’t have a clue about what her job is. She may be Templeton’s Mississippi.

In the trenches May 30, 2014 at 6:43 pm

hmmm. If only DEW Exec’s knew how bad RBB bad mouthed the agency with the Business Community….She would have never been hired.

Laid Low May 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm

It’s been mighty quiet for a long time over there at DHEC I’m told. I wonder what comes next? It being a target rich environment it is hard to imagine that it’s over.

jimlewisowb May 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm

I don’t care for some of the kinky shit I come across on the Web

More often than not I receive a link from a friend with the intro – you won’t believe this shit – and true enough I have trouble believing what I view

Take the time when these two fellas were on a “sub” and one had his arm, up to his shoulder, in the other fella’s rear – still not sure on that one

Then there was the fella who put his whole head up the twat of a very mature woman – not just the top of his head or up to his nose – the bottom of his chin and both ears disappeared up the abyss – did not stay tuned to see if he came out alive or dead

Point being there is something going on here between the Gypsy Queen Cockroach and cockroach Koller that ain’t adding up

In the past Directors/Managers/Executives in charge of Agencies/Programs that had life and death consequences for citizens, especially the young, had a much shorter leash than their contemporaries who were in charge of stamping license plates

Usually these Directors only had to take one torpedo before they were run aground onto the reef

Yep, one of these two, Nikki and Lillian, or maybe both have lost either an arm or a head

EJB May 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm

you kill me sometimes

euwe max May 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I got one with a couple of pastel cherubs flying around a little baby with an inspirational note on it once.

Hello, My Name is Rock Star! May 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

They both live on the Big Rock Candy Mountain, all the time. Thats why they keep making MISTAKES. Just In: Sic has decided to invite all of us to his place for pulled pork and tea on a soon to be established date. I cannot wait to meet you, all of you. Hello, My Name is Rock.

ted May 29, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Maybe she isn’t firing Lillian because she doesn’t want to give up the taco lunches.

hugh May 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

So, does Nikki like both the burrito and the taco?

Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2014 at 4:25 pm

anything for money and self promotion.

Laup May 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

No Ted, its just that the girls just want to be with the girls, and its not burritos or tacos silly; its chicken; heres my proof.

neighbor May 29, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Now that’s a freaky lookin dude. Wonder if his parents met at the family reunion?

Sharon May 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Yuck it up Larry Piss Ant Martin supporting Haley ….

Officials: DSS employee charged with DUI in state vehicle and the next Haley scandal rolls on……keep um coming oh Great HALEY!!!


A Department of Social Services employee was arrested on the charge of driving under the influence on Wednesday.

Bill Rhyne with Highway Patrol said at 1:42 a.m. Stacia Lomax, 43 of
Greenville, was stopped for crossing the center line on US 25.

said a trooper conducted a field sobriety test and determined she was
under the influence. He said she refused a breath test at the law
enforcement center.

“I can confirm that she was an employee
at the time of the arrest but her current employment status is
undetermined,” Marilyn Matheus, spokesperson for DSS.

DSS confirmed Lomax was in a state issued vehicle at the time of her arrest.

Matheus said any further action in terms of her employment would be determined through human resources.

Larry Bishop May 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm

When you don’t pay quality people, this is what happens. There is no management because they outsourced them all…..terrible that kids have to depend on this lousy agency…oh the lady looks like Sideshow Bob.

Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Is that like IDIOT republicons that run this shithole ?

hmmmm May 30, 2014 at 10:45 am

There was also one caught red-handed and arrested for drugs a few months back but it was swept under the rug and he didn’t even get a slap on the wrist.

Connector of the Dots May 31, 2014 at 9:23 am

Sounds like a good policy to me!!!

queen nikki malificent May 29, 2014 at 4:42 pm

are the demonrats killing uncared for children to blame queen malificent nikki for political damage against her; OR does queen malificent nikki haley use dss children (along with her lesbain atheist toad familiar in human guise) to sacrifice to whatever babylonian demon gives her her fleeting temporal powers over the goy cattle of SC?

ELCID May 29, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Like Haley, he’s so crooked they will have to screw him into the ground when he dies.

Grover May 29, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Lets see Haley throws a moving child from car while on video..lawmakers and supporters say its ok his family were not Teabaggers..or out of state big money donors.

Deo Vindice SC May 29, 2014 at 5:42 pm

you must be a Nikki family member, yep, she is transparent.

Bible Thumper May 29, 2014 at 9:04 pm

—Abraham Turner at the S.C. Department of Workforce, —-(no longer in the workforce)
—–Jim Etter at the S.C. Department of Revenue ——-(no longer earns any revenue)
——and Robert St. Onge of the S.C. Department of Transportation.—-(no longer has a drivers license)

and May 29, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Lillian Koller – heart and soul of the DSS – clearly doesnt have heart or a soul.

Teaparty4life May 29, 2014 at 10:05 pm

I cant believe how bad this state has gotten and how arrogant these so called leaders have become. Laughing all the way to the bank, Haley, Martin what pieces of shit. Vote November show these assholes they are not gods deciding on when people live or die, especially children.

Sharon May 29, 2014 at 10:19 pm

The sight of this ball headed son of a bitch laughing and Haley sitting her fat ass in the tax payer funded mansion and limo is sicking…

or anyone to get up here and argue that these two did not act with
extreme indifference to human life is absurd,” Fifth Judicial Circuit
Assistant Solicitor Luck Campbell told the jury Wednesday.

“The system” Campbell told the jury “failed Robert.”

That system included a state Department of Social Services program called Community Based Prevention Services.

The program is designed to help families in low risk situations to voluntarily get services without direct DSS involvement.

Instead, members of the South Carolina Citizen Review Panels for
Child Protective Services said the DSS program allowed the boy’s father
Antonio and mother Courtney Thompson to avoid state scrutiny.

And they said it made the 4-year-old developmentally disabled boy a
target for horrendous beatings, starvation and other abuses that
eventually took his life.

“I think there is a large failure within the system,” said Diana
Cannon, a member of the federally-mandated review group. “Obviously it
must have been in the assessment process because there was definitely a
history with the family and with DSS. And those red flags were either
missed or ignored.”

The review panel reports annually about policies, procedures, and
practices of the child protective services system and make
recommendations annually to the South Carolina Department of Social

In the most recent report, the head of the group said Robert “Rest in
peace. We will not forget you and we will continue our work to help
ensure children are safe.”

The review panel said Community Based Prevention Services was rolled
out too fast without considering that South Carolina already has an
overburdened system that sometimes fails to follow its own policies and

The panel said the state needs to take action to fix this program sooner rather than later.

Bumpkin May 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Most profoundly bald man in the Senate. Painful to behold a photo of Larry Martin. Oh, and yes, he’s a jerk — poster child for term limits.

mark June 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm

He should be the poster child for birth control.

Eddie in Ridgeville May 30, 2014 at 10:35 am

I’m friends with two families of modest means — both conservative Christians — who take in abused children under the DSS program, and both say DSS caseworkers AND DSS management behave like drunken sailors: irresponsibly and dangerously (read “life or death”) with the children.

These folks don’t read the newspapers but watch TV news and are outraged at Gov. Haley’s refusal to replace Koller — taking it personally. And they talk about it with their friends — in church twice a week, and socially. They’re on the “front lines” with the children and now call Haley “God’s enemy”. For them, this has become a single-issue situation in the upcoming gubernatorial election.

The longer this festers over the summer, the more church-goers are getting involved. “Haley has blood on her hands,” they say.

Thomas May 31, 2014 at 1:39 am

I bet the same people that cheer on Hillary and Michelle and Lois and Sebelius are behind the hate Nikki posts. You people set the standards of what corruption is based on your acceptance of Hillary, Michelle, Lerner, and Sebelius. Y’all have no street cred by not bashing Democrat women for corruption and moral discrepancies. Politicians have been given “unaccountability” largely from lack of Democrats punishing their own wrongdoers. It is that simple. When Republicans commit the same wrongs…no accountability is the order of the day as well. This is the world Democrats created…the world of anything goes. I do not like, but until Democrats severely punish their own we will have more Christies’, Metts’, Haley’s, Hillary’s, Lerner’s, more Obama’s, more Harrell’s, and much more of the same until Democrats punish Democrats. Republicans will fall in line fast if this would be the case. In the meantime, stfu y’all.

nitrat May 31, 2014 at 9:46 am

Come on, son. Since Richard Nixon, the GOP has been the party of ‘the ends justify the means’. Where do you think Lee Atwater came from, but that pit of moral excrement? Ends justify means – pretty much the definition of amorality and deep personal corruption, not to mention the bugaboo of the religious right – situational ethics.
Oh, and you do realize that not a single Democratic woman that you have named is an elected official like your darling Trikki and your examples of their corruption are – where? Do you think wives and appointee should be the only accountable women and elected women should get a pass?
Republicans will never fall in line with ethical, moral behavior because – like Mark Sanford – they claim God is already on their side and has forgiven them as they go sin more and more and more. Some God, that.

Ralph Hightower May 31, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Ally? Let’s call him for what he is, an acolyte!

diamonddave May 25, 2015 at 3:35 am

Back in 2012 Nikki Haley took time out from campaigning for Mitt Romney in states like Virginia and Florida to run to Pickens to endorse Larry Martin. Everybody knew that Obama had no chance getting South Carolina’s 9 electoral votes. That proves that she will be anybody’s honey for the right kind of money.
I know


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