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Exclusive: Bobby Harrell To Plead Guilty, Resign Office

POWERFUL SPEAKER WILL GIVE UP HIS POST AS PART OF PLEA DEAL By FITSNEWS || Suspended S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – one of the most powerful politicians the Palmetto State has seen in recent memory – will plead guilty to corruption charges and resign his office tomorrow (October 23),…

POWERFUL SPEAKER WILL GIVE UP HIS POST AS PART OF PLEA DEAL

By FITSNEWS || Suspended S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell – one of the most powerful politicians the Palmetto State has seen in recent memory – will plead guilty to corruption charges and resign his office tomorrow (October 23), sources familiar with his thinking tell FITS.

“It’s time for him for him to move on – to put this behind him,” the source said. “He and his family have been dealing with this for two years.  He’s ready to be done with it and get on with his life.  Whatever the next phase is, he’s ready to get on with that.”

It’s not clear what Harrell’s punishment will be, but it is clear that he will have to give up his office – and withdraw as a candidate in the November 4 election.

Harrell will also be prohibited from seeking office for the duration of his penalty – a punishment reportedly insisted upon by solicitor David Pascoe.

The Lowcountry legislative leader – who has run the S.C. House of Representatives for the last decade – was indicted last month on nine counts of public corruption, prompting the powerful legislative leader to suspend himself from office the following day.

The case was initiated by a complaint from the S.C. Policy Council, a limited government think tank in Columbia, S.C.

“If the reports are accurate that the Speaker intends to resign and plead guilty to some of the charges, then this is a start,” Ashley Landess, president of the S.C. Policy Council told FITS. “Frankly, our expectation is that there is more to come.”

Landess is referring to an ongoing federal-state corruption investigation that was exclusively reported on by FITS last month.

“Our goal was to force the system to work – to hold the most powerful lawmakers in state government accountable,” Landess added. “But the system didn’t work on its own – we had to push it, and force it to work.”

One staunch Harrell ally blasted the case against the Speaker as “selective prosecution.”

NIKKI HALEY
NIKKI HALEY

Even Harrell enemies – while pleased with his decision to step down – expressed amazement that the powerful Speaker would be brought down on charges that were nowhere near as serious (or at the very lease, were comparable) to the charges leveled against S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley two years ago.

“She lobbied members of the House for her employers – including one paying her under the table,” one House member told FITS.  “He filled out reimbursement forms wrong.  But she stays and he goes?  I don’t get it.”

Obviously we believe Harrell’s crimes amount to much more than simply “filling out reimbursement forms wrong,” but still … there is a credible case to be made for selective prosecution as it relates to the way Harrell and Haley were treated.

For example, the allegations against Haley never saw a public court – instead they were whitewashed by a corrupt committee of her former “Republican” colleagues in the S.C. House of Representatives.

How is that fair?

Again, we’re not saying Harrell didn’t deserve to go down – in fact we called on him to resign last February.

But as we’ve repeatedly pointed out, Haley has done far worse than Harrell – and gotten away with it.

The governor was accused of multiple abuses of power during her six years as a member of the S.C. House of Representatives. Specifically, she was accused of illegally lobbying on behalf of Lexington Medical Center, her former employer from 2008-10. Haley was also accused of illegally lobbying on behalf of Wilbur Smith Associates – an engineering firm with extensive business before the state – and failing to report nearly $50,000 in income received from the company between 2007-09.

In fact FITS has spoken with several lawmakers who said they were willing to sign affidavits attesting to Haley’s illegal lobbying – but were never asked to do so by the S.C. House “Ethics” Committee.

Oh, and in addition to her own ethics issues … Haley (like Harrell) has some issues with political action committees working on her behalf.  Specifically, we’re referring to “The Movement Fund,” a group which has run political ads on her behalf – while paying big bucks to members of the governor’s campaign organization.

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145 comments

John Boy October 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Hahaha! Now let’s get the rest of the bums out.

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WW October 22, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Let’s start with Haley!

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5,000,000 $$$$ loser!! October 22, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Latest poll released TODAY on RCP has Haley up 51%-31%.
Read it and weep and thank you “traitor” tommy for fuckin the SCDP!

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Roscoe October 22, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Sandi Moraless again.

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 9:22 pm

She is the R chosen one for the state of SC ?

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Bad Boys Bad Boys October 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

If he is going down this quick, he will be taking lots of people with him. Bobby is singing like a bird! Watch out members of the General Assembly, your day of reckoning is coming.

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Fed Up Republican October 22, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Let us all hope!!

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Jake October 22, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Nah, won’t happen. Just watch. A slap on the wrist and its over. Something else is going on. He is afraid of losing something more than he is losing his seat and his power. Money is involved somewhere.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 23, 2014 at 3:48 am

His anal cherry, maybe?

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Peter O. October 23, 2014 at 4:32 pm

I wouldn’t call it a slap on the wrist. Even if he completely avoids prison, he still lost his job, his credibility, and has to check in with probation agents.

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Yep! October 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Exactly, he rolled over like a submissive dog.

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Squishy123 October 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Exclusive to whom, FitsNews or The State newspaper?

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Peter O. October 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Post & Courier actually had it first. Honestly, all are likely quoting the same anonymous sources.

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Will Folks aka Sic October 22, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Tweets don’t count.

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HD October 22, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Post & Courier had it up at 3:30.

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Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Damn. Latest poll reported TODAY on RCP has Haley up 51%-31%.
Keep tryin. Have you thought about accusing her of being a member of ISIS?

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George October 22, 2014 at 11:14 pm

YOU DONT KNOW HOW TO SPOT A FAULTY POLL. Blacks are under sampled by 8 to 10 pct

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Sandi Morals October 23, 2014 at 7:13 am

No. Blacks were over sampled in the other polls. They adjusted that.

OtisHightower October 22, 2014 at 6:07 pm

He’s about a “9” on the Rectum Scale.

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Tradd October 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I hope Bobby is talking and pointing prosecutors to where all the bodies are buried in Columbia and around SC. It’s time to burn the joint down, drain the swamp, and clean house. Corruption among Republicans is especially troubling, as we expect Republicans to be held to a higher standard.

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SC Totally Corrupt Everywhere October 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm

He better be ….. This shit does not END with a guilty plea. And it better not be dropped with his plea. Thousands want the totally truth to be exposed. And it will with Wilson’s boys, or not.

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Sandi Morals October 23, 2014 at 7:11 am

Haley 51%-Sheheen 31%.

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SC Political Digest October 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Hey FITS got a GREAT piece up on SCPSD about the dangers of Liberal-tarians, including YOU and Ravenel…

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Jimmy October 22, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Yea, they might expose Republican corruption. Better get rid of them now.

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Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:10 pm

He is apparently so obsessed with destroying Haley he exposed his family to a demented soul like Ravenel. No excuse for that.

Good read!

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:10 pm

haley rules, what ?

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grandtangosuglydog October 23, 2014 at 10:53 am

Too bad no one read it because the site is a ghost town. Prob more visits on 8 track tape of the month club than your sad excuse for a site. Turns out no one likes assholes and well..you’re an asshole.

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Cut Harrell's Balls Off October 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm

More Subpoenas would open a massive can of worms that would sink the entire statehouse. This is how he avoid the really SERIOUS shit. YOU GET IT NOW??? He does not want ANYONE to get into any RECORDS he has nor doesn’t have!
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Major Corruption Here. Totally Major!

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Peter O. October 22, 2014 at 6:31 pm

“He filled out reimbursement forms wrong,” one House member told FITS

(implying it was a simple mistake).
Really, anonymous House member? Poor ol’ Bobby didn’t know you shouldn’t just make up plane flights & pretend that’s how you spent the money? Give me a break.

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Cut Harrell's Balls Off October 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Everyone go to the IRS website, download the complaint form for reporting tax evaders, and turn this son of a pig in to the feds. Then do it with the FAA for Harrell altering his books for flight time. He must be totally destroyed!

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+1 October 22, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Then fill one out for Haley and her non-reported lobbying income too.

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Vote Haley out October 22, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Hope he names Haley she is the most criminal of them all.

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Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Haley 51%-Sheheen 31%. What a party Haley is gonna have on November 4th!

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 8:21 pm

Haley wins, you lose Sandi, make sense out of that ?

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Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm

I already won Deo. :-)

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Answer to the question ?

Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm

What was the question?

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm

What about the people of SC now that Nikki wins ? Will it be even worse than the first time ?

Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

She has been a great governor for SC. Works hard for the people and they know it.

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm

Answer the question please.

Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:38 pm

What is the question?

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Will the next 4 years be worse than the 1st 4 ?

TontoBubbaGoldstein October 22, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Will the next 4 years be worse than the 1st 4 ?

Nice.
A variation on the classic: “Have you stopped beating your wife?”

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm

not in SC , LOL

******** October 23, 2014 at 12:13 am

Blonde.

The Colonel October 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Sandi, I will more than likely be voting for Haley but to describe her as “…a great governor…” is a bit of a stretch.

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 8:41 pm

No pin pulled here Sir. UHH – RAA.

Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm

I don’t know. She is a job creating machine, pro-life, an advocate for traditional marriage and didn’t spend almost $5,000,000 of her own money for less than 10% of the electorate.

The Colonel October 22, 2014 at 8:51 pm

While quarter to quarter numbers don’t mean a lot, you obviously haven’t seen this week’s job numbers.

Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:59 pm

The point is Colonel the voters of SC understand that Haley works hard to bring jobs to the state and that Obamacare has stalled any hiring or job creation in most states.

Perception is reality…ask Obama on November 5th.

TontoBubbaGoldstein October 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm

The point is Colonel the voters of SC understand that Haley works hard to bring jobs to the state and that Obamacare has stalled any hiring or job creation in most states.

[What did punctuation ever done to you?]

…so this “job creating machine” doesn’t really create jobs…but she tries REALLY hard?

Maybe she should get some sort of *Participation Award* instead of the Governorship?

Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 9:21 pm

“or at the very LEASE, very comparable”
(Fits doesn’t know how to spell?)
Frooom aboveee articlee…FUK u :-)

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

And Nikki doesn’t know how to run a government ! Point ???

Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 9:33 pm

That “Tonto” either doesn’t read these articles or can’t spell.

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 9:36 pm

But Tonto know ( real morals ) not like Sandi. Sandi Morals = Money Power. Tonto morals =people power. I ask Tonto on this ?

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:29 pm

12500 thousand jobs coming from Nikki Haley. Thanks Haley !!!

******* October 23, 2014 at 12:12 am

Works hard? ROFLMAO!!!

Deo Vindice SC October 23, 2014 at 8:33 am

If perception is reality, then Nikki is the worst Governor in SC history, right ?

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 9:23 pm

creating a Nikki cash machine, make me laugh

******** October 23, 2014 at 12:11 am

Job creator? Sheeshus, the sickness between your ears is serious.

SCBlueWoman October 23, 2014 at 8:23 am

She is #34 in job creation. Woot! What a job.

grandtangosuglydog October 23, 2014 at 10:48 am

34 out of 50..ummm that would be a failing grade in any other standard..but please Sandi spew your breadth of knowledge..we all wait with anticipation your wise words.

SCBlueWoman October 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Sarcasm font, for real.

Shortstop October 23, 2014 at 12:43 am

Sandi, you are such an idiot.

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Thank you for keeping your republican governor in office and screwing the people of SC that need to be helped. You really make the world go round..

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John October 23, 2014 at 9:58 am

Sandi,

Just a few months ago you were going on and on about how corrupt Alan Wilson was and how he shouldn’t be prosecuting Harrell and how Harrell was innocent. Guess what: turns out he was right after all, and Harrell is going down. So why don’t you just have a nice tall glass of shut the fuck up and go away.

Sincerely,
Everybody who comments on FITSNEWS (with the exception of GT)

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grandtangosuglydog October 23, 2014 at 10:49 am

Bravo!!

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What's most important October 22, 2014 at 6:48 pm

So does this mean Tinkler will run unopposed?

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Silvio Dante October 22, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Breaking News: Yet to be determined Republican candidate declared winner!

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~Call for Integrity~ October 22, 2014 at 10:34 pm

If there is any way for Charleston County Republican Party to cheat a candidate into this office, they certainly will do so. They cheated Paul Thurmond into office even though he has also participated in criminal schemes while in Charleston County Council w/ Elliott Summey. Charleston Republicans believe they have the right to criminally rule us because they believe they are direct descendants of Lord Jesus Christ.

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Paul Thurmond belongs in jail October 23, 2014 at 1:16 am

Yo. Thurmond collected $100,000 in “consulting fees” representing the distressed near-bankrupt seller of swampland called “Bulow Tract” to Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission — after strong-arming them with Summey’s help — into buying this property that was overpriced by $2 million.

CCPRC did not want to buy the land, calling it “mosquito laden” and “of no interest to the public.”

Councilman Dickie Schweers for instance said he got strong-armed by Thurmond and hung up on the bastard, voting against the scam.

Thurmond did this “consulting” six months after leaving Council and DID NOT INFORM COUNCILPEOPLE THAT HE REPRESENTED THE SELLER — OR HIS $100,000 UNDER-THE-TABLE “CONSULTING FEE.”

Takeaway: Charleston County residents got butt-fucked into buying a mosquito swamp that NOBODY VISITS and pocketed a $100,000 fee. Paul Thurmond is as corrupt as his father Sperm was racist.

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Moïse October 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Hopefully. Her main platform is ethics reform in the legislature, including abolishing the House and Senate Ethics Committees and turning responsibility of malfeasance by those crooks to a strengthened State Ethics Commission. I hear that she’ll be primary sponsor of such legislation or will support a similar bill introduced by another reform-minded legislator. This is legislation Ashley Landess and the SCPRC have been proposing for six years, and opposed by Harrell for six years. Harrell’s guilty plea, and others to come, will help usher in reform. Thanks be to God.

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:08 pm

pigs do fly

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mark October 22, 2014 at 6:56 pm

What a sick joke.

A man goes down for messing with voluntary donations to his campaign.

No one goes down for stealing the state blind of tax dollars…dollars that are confiscated from us, not voluntarily given.

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Jack October 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Well I suggest you stop voluntarily using all the stuff taxes pay for and then you might have a decent argument.

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Logic fail October 22, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Don’t use the stuff his money is paying for? Are you retarded?

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john October 22, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Jack is a dumb ass.

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Dont Allow It To End With Plea October 22, 2014 at 7:07 pm

Who will Harrell’s friend (Jean Toal ) pick to preside over his guilty plea? Shouldn’t he be made to turn over all of his records? This seems like an easy way out to protect Toal and the other criminals in his circle. The I-526 extension you be taken off the table until the tax payers know how Harrell’s even manipulated that and the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 22, 2014 at 7:27 pm

Probably pro-criminal Toal puppet, Casey Manning.

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Dont Allow It To End With Plea October 22, 2014 at 7:09 pm

He needs to spend several months in jail ……. Giving him just probation and maybe some low fines has no meaning and does not deter.

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Terry October 22, 2014 at 7:17 pm

He won’t roll on anyone. There is an endgame. He is getting something to go away quietly. There is some benefit to this plea we don’t know about.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm

“It’s time for him for him to move on – to put this behind him,” the source said. “He and his family have been dealing with this for two years.”

Yeah, and the citizens of SC have been dealing with his corruption and the losses incurred by them for longer than that. May his life be filled with bad luck equal to or greater than the evil he has inflicted on SC and its citizens from here on out.

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Mac October 22, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Will they ever go after the crooks that rape the highway department, HHS, Commerce and the Investment Commission? (as a start?)
No, this is a show trial. Bad luck for Harrell. God luck for the big crooks.

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The Colonel October 22, 2014 at 8:17 pm

No quite time to take a victory lap just yet Will but you’d probably be safe dropping the window net, loosening the racing harnesses and unbuckling the chin strap. When they hand you the checkered flag, I’d do doughnuts all over the state house lawn.

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Well said, for me, I’d be lobbing grenades at you for fun !

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The Colonel October 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm

You know deo, lobbing grenades has to be one of the most fun things I’ve ever done. If civilians ever found out how much fun we really get to have shooting things and blowing shit up they’d demand our pay be cut. Of course if they had to sit through 48 sessions of suicide prevention, equal opportunity and sexual harassment training, weekly command and staffs, daily battle update briefs and O&Is they’d probably vote to give it all back…

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 8:38 pm

I know it, just poking fun, I do like you. Leave the USMC alone, we have a short fuse, LOL. Get It ??

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The Colonel October 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Funny.

shifty henry October 22, 2014 at 9:24 pm

A student Marine pilot became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, “What was your last
known position?” Student: “When I was number one for takeoff.”

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:11 pm

shut up Top Hat

shifty henry October 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm

In memory of my Dad (career Army and top recruiter in the US), one of his favorites—-
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During the draft things were so hectic at Ft. Jackson that to speed things along new procedures had to be implemented. During the physical a doctor looks in one ear, another
doctor looks in the other, and if they can’t see each other you’re in the Army. If they can see each other, you’re sent to Parris Island.

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm

I got ya, why ? live shifty .

shifty henry October 23, 2014 at 12:08 am

While I may joke around, I have always had great respect for our US Marines. My Dad wanted me to join the Army because at the time he promised me that after advanced training he
would get me transferred back to Ft. Jackson for my last two years and I could live at home. But I had never been away from home and wanted something else. My first choice was Parris Island but I passed on that because I did not want to fail and embarrass my Dad. I was a 100 pound, non-athletic guy and didn’t think I could survive that boot camp hell. The Air Force would not guarantee a school, but the Navy was glad to have me! So there I spent four great years that I will never regret.

One of my best stories was at an
abandoned pilot training base in Florida and which had been renovated for a new
school. By presidential directive the “fat”
was to be eliminated from the military to “improve our fighting ability.” We did this by a twice weekly run around the air strip which was 3 ½ miles around. We Navy guys were required to only lap it once around each day.

The small Marine group was led by a Gunnery Sergeant who (and this is the honest truth) looked exactly like Clint Eastwood did later in “Heartbreak Ridge.” He also had a limp, but no one could beat him on their first run individually. But on their 2nd run immediately after with no rest (you better believe it)each Marine had to carry a buddy until he dropped and then he was carried, andso forth. We were impressed and glad thatwe only had to go around once each time.

Every duty station to which I was assigned had some great guys, especially at our Embassy The Marines attached to our Embassy were the
best. They were sharp, impressive and represented the best image of the US.

shifty henry October 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm

During the invasion
of Sicily one of the boats carrying 33 Marines was heading for the beach. It was extremely
dark and storming furiously and the sea was tossing them about. Finally, the Commander
grabbed Corporal Peters and stationed him at
the front of the boat with a lantern. He ordered him to keep swinging it, so
they could see where they were heading.

Corporal Peters, through driving rain and cold, continued swinging the lantern
back and forth, back and forth. Then a big gust of wind and a wave hit and
threw Corporal Peters and his lantern into the sea. The Commander and
his troops searched for nearly an hour trying to find Corporal Peters, but to
no avail. All of them felt terrible, for the Corporal had been one of their bravest
buddies.

Sometime later, the Commander and his troops landed on the beach, wet and
totally exhausted. He rallied the troops and told them that they must go on.
Another hour later, one of his men said, “Sir, I see lights ahead.” They
trudged toward the lights and came upon a huge house.

What they didn’t know was that this was a house of ill repute, hidden in the
forest to serve all who came. The Commander pounded on the door, his
men crowding around him. The door swung open and much to his surprise
stood a beautiful woman. A huge smile came across her face, to see so
many men standing there. The Commander was the first to speak, “Madam, I
am the Commander of these courageous Marines. We are tired, wet, exhausted, and desperately in
need of warmth and comfort.”

Again, the Madam looked at all the men standing there, and with a broad smile
on her face, said, “Well, Commander, you have come to the right place. We can
surely give you warmth and comfort. How many men do you have?”

The Commander replied, “Well, madam, there are 32 of us, without Peters.” And the Madam

said, “You gotta’ be shittin’ me.”

Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:13 pm

I have many funny ones for you. would you like to talk to them ?

shifty henry October 23, 2014 at 9:06 am

Next week would be fine…

RHood2 October 22, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Holy crap! Where is Anonymous? He blasted anyone saying Harrell might face charges. Come on, coward? Where are you now?

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Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:24 pm

The majority of this article is about calling Haley a criminal. Will failed.He didn’t get Haley. It was never about Harrell.

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Why even reply if Will failed ?

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Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Smokin a victory cigar, Gomer Pyle USMC.

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Why do that ?

Squishy123 October 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Ahh, then that wouldn’t be a cigar…

TontoBubbaGoldstein October 22, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Ahh, then that wouldn’t be a cigar…

“SHAZAM!”

grandtangosuglydog October 23, 2014 at 10:51 am

wondering the same thing myself..

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Mercutio October 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Hopefully he’ll betray knaves Merrill and Quinn.

May they all skewer slowly on the spit over hot coals during holidays, secretly, silently soiling their underpants.

A pox on all their houses.

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 8:47 pm

” Sometimes you got to lose to win ” and ” Sometimes you got to win to lose ” Deo !

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Sandi Morals October 22, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Would you spend $5,000,000 of your own money “to lose to win”? I got you figured as a dummy but a smart one at that! :-)

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 9:50 pm

I love ass-fucking, let you know that. Nikki would Ass-fuck everyone in SC to win. Is this news to you ?

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 9:31 pm

So, If Nikki is so great, why does this state suck ?

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I’m stupid from SC ! I just want to know why, with Nikki will be any better than the last 4 years ? Please tell me ?

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Thomas October 22, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Something is brewing. McMaster jumping in to be Lt Gov late March 2014 is certainly forboding. I can imagine our smart lawyers in our fair State talk, and talk, and nothing much is left to chance. Same goes for Prosecutors or investigators whether State or Federal. Humans do that kind of stuff (see human nature). For example, even if it takes a few years to pass a few laws, then run a few test cases before going after the intended Target, so be it. In this context, McMaster must have gleaned an upcoming opening in the Governor’s office way back in March from “sources” close to the Harrell investigations. Therefore, I say Harrell is pleading guilty to soften the looming Federal indictment regarding vote buying for Toal’s reelection. I also predict, based on Rainey’s renewed interest in having Haley own up to her alleged ethics violations, a criminal investigation against Haley based on Harrell vs Wilson.

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:19 pm

It is called ” Republican Stew ” In my way of viewing it, it a freakshow to vindicate wayward republicans. As Sandi tells us, Nikki WILL be the governor again.

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Thomas October 22, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Yea, but for how long? She will not serve out the entire second term!

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Hell, proberly 2 more.

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EREY October 22, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Is it true Haley’s campaign theme song is “The Bitch is Back”? Too bad nobody got behind Haley’s Lexington Medical Center and Wilbur Smith “jobs.” Oh wait. . . .there’s supposedly a confidentiality agreement in place with Lex Medical Center so they can’t talk about their settlement. Could ask Thad Westbrook the chairman of the foundation at Lex Medical who knows the dirt but. . .oh wait. . . he was appointed by Haley to the USC board with the free seats and perks. Stop the lies and the deceptions. Haley needs to GO!

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:24 pm

see cash paid

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm

How can we dispute Nikkis record, the best ever of any Governor in SC ?

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Deo Vindice SC October 22, 2014 at 10:33 pm

These dumb people of SC vote republican for anyone, LOLO.

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~Call for Integrity~ October 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Glenn McConnell is a hundred times more the criminal than anyone in SC in recent history. McConnell is probably in bed w/ Satan. Guilty pleas from Harrell should get maximum fines & prison time unless he gives over for prosecution more elite criminals than himself.

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mcconnell: queer crook October 23, 2014 at 12:14 am

someone told me tonight he hopes mcconnell also goes to jail – i told him mcconnell is out of the legislature coasting on a $400,000 job at the college of charleston – my buddy said mcconnell, being as corrupt and egomaniacal as harrell, probably crossed the line too, and i like him hope that queer motherfucker gets it up the ass by these investigators – god, he’d fit right in with the other queer jailbirds

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******** October 23, 2014 at 12:19 am

Most crimes, 5 years on statute of limitations. Hold tight on what someone told you.

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Bible Thumper October 22, 2014 at 11:48 pm

So anonymous people are willing to sign affidavits accusing Haley of wrong doing. WHY DON’T THEY DO IT?

I state anonymously that am willing to sign an affidavit stating that Will Folks performed fellatio on T-Rav. I guess that’s proof positive. The issue of the Folks T-Rav relationship is settled.

One of the biggest stories in this state this year and fits chooses half of the article to instead beat a dead horse. Harrell’s name is used 10 times in this article with absolutely no new information about her Haley’s name is used eight times.

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Thumper Is Gay October 22, 2014 at 11:57 pm

You’re a ass wipe. Go fuck yourself. And change your name to “butt plug.”

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Bible Thumper October 23, 2014 at 12:05 am

You just proved how worthless anonymous accusations are.
They are even more worthless when made against an anonymous person. I might even be “Thumper Is Gay”.

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Thumper Is Gay October 23, 2014 at 12:22 am

You just keep repeatedly proving how fucked up in the head you are, Butt Plug. God created houseflies, cockroaches, maggots, mosquitos, fleas, ticks, slugs, leeches, and intestinal parasites, then he lowered his standards and made you. I take it back; God didn’t make you. You are Satan’s spawn. You are Evil beyond comprehension, half-living in the slough of despair.

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Bible Thumper October 23, 2014 at 12:33 am

Please. Slow down. I’ve only had 25 minutes between your posts to enjoy the Gay lifestyle. Now I must shift to the pleasures of being Satan’s spawn. Evil beyond comprehension, but I’m trying, though as for the butt plug, I must improvise.

Fits False Allegation # 145 October 23, 2014 at 7:06 am

Child molestation theme by Fits against Haley failed and increased her lead.
The natural evolution by the obsessed one is to allege Haley is guilty of corruption and should be indicted. Removed from office.I look for her poll numbers to rise again. 54%-55%.
“anonymous” people tell me the bizzaro, conspiratorial agenda driven Fits will allege that Haley was with the “gentle giant” in Ferguson, MO when he stole the box of cigars and assaulted the store clerk.

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Town Crier October 23, 2014 at 12:26 am

For all we know, the feds and/or Pascoe may be looking at the Haley matter. Nothing would surprise me at this point.

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Elmer Fudd October 23, 2014 at 7:19 am

Haley just beat the dog shit out of all you losers. Sit back and enjoy it.

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nitrat October 23, 2014 at 7:44 am

She’s the one who got all this started with her “they all do it” defense that scared off the House ‘Ethics’ Committee.
Alan Wilson and the state’s judiciary didn’t have the balls to deal with her like they have dealt with Harrell. Let’s hope that comes back to bite them on the ass.

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nitrat has no balls October 23, 2014 at 8:22 am

LMAO!!!!!Tell you what “nitrat”…why don’t you get out from behind that computer ya sorry SOB and execute a “citizens arrest”.

Be a man. Quit using “???” and “apparent” and just make the accucation. IF you are going to slander somebody, do it right.

What I figured.

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Good Old Corrupt SC October 23, 2014 at 12:41 am

In 2012, when former Lt. Gov. Ken Ard pleaded guilty to using campaign contributions for his personal use, he resigned his post as part of the plea negotiations. Ard got five years’ probation, a $5,000 fine and 300 hours of community service.
Since then, it is rumored that Ard has only had to report in person to his probation officer but 2 or 3 time, never submitted to the probation department a urine sample for drug testing, and community service records have been fabricated.
Special Treatment and violations of Title 42 United States Code Section 1981.

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Good Old Corrupt SC October 23, 2014 at 12:45 am

Harrell’s IRS fraud and tax evasion —- the douche paid himself from campaign funds totaling approximately $294,335 in untaxed income.

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Good Old Corrupt SC October 23, 2014 at 12:46 am

Harrell has insisted for months that he is innocent and has indicated he would seek a trial.

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Good Old Corrupt SC October 23, 2014 at 12:49 am

Harrell’s land developer friends in Charleston have been worried if they are persons of interest.

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Seels Outboard October 23, 2014 at 1:48 am

He’s been their pimp for decades and they give him campaign money and steer insurance business to him. He bought his new 22-foot Boston Whaler for a dollar from one of them. Sweet.

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? October 23, 2014 at 1:45 am

Loving it:

P&C,
Oct 22 2014

House
Speaker Bobby Harrell plans guilty plea, resignation Thursday

It was
not immediately clear whether Harrell would plead guilty to all or some of the
nine misdemeanor charges he faces, or what specific agreement he has worked out
with 1st Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe.

The
move could spell turmoil for Republicans days before November’s election, as
well as mark a troubled end to Harrell’s decades-long career. Harrell was first
elected in 1993 and gained the speaker’s position – perhaps the most powerful
in South Carolina’s government – in 2005.

Harrell
was released on bond in late September after facing allegations that he
doctored flight records, reimbursed himself for flights that he didn’t take and
unlawfully paid himself tens of thousands of dollars from his campaign account.

The
resolution of Harrell’s case may be just the beginning for the Legislature, as
state and federal authorities are investigating members for allegations of
similar misdeeds, sources have told the Post and Courier. It is unclear where
the investigations stand.

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Speight October 23, 2014 at 4:03 am

This is hardly “exclusive.” it was run by The State long before being posted here.
And, really, Will. Half the article is about Haley. You should work in a new gig.

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fromfaroff October 23, 2014 at 7:06 am

Government=Lawyers. Now they’ve finally legislated themselves to a point that every one of them probaby has an ethics skeleton in the closet. Enough laws on the books already. Oh, what a wicked web when it catches those who spin it.

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Sandi Morals October 23, 2014 at 7:08 am

IT is a GREAT day in South Carolina! Haley is ahead 51%-31%!

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grandtangosuglydog October 23, 2014 at 10:56 am

yeah and the de facto head of the SC gop political system is pleading guilty to corruption charges. Yay team.

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Tap That October 23, 2014 at 7:20 am

Does anyone know who else SLED and the FBI are investigating?

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Car 54 October 23, 2014 at 7:22 am

Code names “daffy duck” and “yosemittee sam”.All we can tell you now.

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Halfvast Conspirator October 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

And don’t forget Foghorn Leghorn

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grasan October 23, 2014 at 10:11 am

In my opinion, there is likely way more to this than ” a few reimbursement forms”. He fought like a cornered rabid dog when Wilson started the process and ended up in the hospital. Not the behavior of a person being charged with fudging the numbers a bit. Lots to lose and he knew it. Good f’ing riddance. I won’t start about the legitimacy of his appointment of unqualified people to State positions. Sounds like our Governor. Just wish we had someone better to choose from. Another four years. Geez……

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