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Kela Thomas Allies Bash Nikki Haley

GOVERNOR “TRICKED” ONLY BLACK CABINET MEMBER INTO RESIGNING By FITSNEWS || For those of you who buy what you read in the mainstream media, S.C. Department of Probation Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) director Kela Thomas “resigned” her post last week.  And she did it right around the time this website…

GOVERNOR “TRICKED” ONLY BLACK CABINET MEMBER INTO RESIGNING

By FITSNEWS || For those of you who buy what you read in the mainstream media, S.C. Department of Probation Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS) director Kela Thomas “resigned” her post last week.  And she did it right around the time this website was speculating whether her head would be the next to roll from governor Nikki Haley‘s scandal-scarred, results-challenged cabinet.

Did Thomas really resign, though?  Or was she fired?

According to sources close to the former director, Thomas was duped into submitting a letter of resignation to Haley.

“They tricked her,” one source close to Thomas tells FITS.  “They told her everyone had to resign and then be reappointed.”

When Thomas submitted the letter – which she thought was a mere formality – Haley’s office informed her the governor had accepted her resignation.  Not only that, Thomas was refused entry at her old office – and told that her things (including a framed picture of her and BFF Barack Obama) would be sent.

Ouch …

So … what prompted this “resignation?”

“She is out because she would not cook the books,” the source said, referring to the proposed consolidation of SCDPPPS with the S.C. Department of Corrections.  “She would not sign the paperwork they had showing the bogus numbers on combining (these agencies).”

Really?  That’s very curious considering this website first exposed Thomas’ open defiance of Haley on this issue more than two years ago.

Although book-cooking is very common within Haley’s administration …

Either way, though, why would Haley wait until now to can Thomas?  Especially after a damning audit of SCDPPPS in June of 2013 gave her the perfect excuse to get rid of her?

It just doesn’t add up …

FITS will continue to dig into Thomas’ dismissal – especially new allegations of racial discrimination that may have played a role in her ouster.

In the meantime, sources tell FITS the S.C. Legislative Black Caucus – notably State Rep. Mia McLeod – is furious over the decision to fire Thomas, the fifth Haley agency head to get the boot.

Previously, Haley has been forced to accept the resignations of Lillian Koller at the S.C. Department of Social Services, 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.

All went down under duress … and several of them went down due to scandals originating on this website.

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45 comments

John December 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

So the race card is being played? I’m shocked!

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The Colonel December 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

“…All went down under duress … and several of them went down due to scandals originating on this website…”

Something you need to tell us Will?

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Flip Coscoe December 22, 2014 at 11:23 am

Only people on FITS I have seen go down ‘under duress’ on FITS are Tom Ervin, Vincent Sheheen and T-Rav.

Political opponents of FITS seem to do very well on election day. :-)

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shifty henry December 22, 2014 at 11:53 am

I put a Razor-Back Fiberglass Handle Square Point Shovel on my account at Home Depot ($25.97). It’s a very good shovel for the heavy work – Will can pick it up anytime.

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The Colonel December 22, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I dunno, a Case backhoe from Sunbelt can dig a lot of holes in a hurry…

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shifty henry December 22, 2014 at 1:51 pm

He has to take a shovelful at a time, set it aside, and then poke around it for clues…..

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jimlewisowb December 22, 2014 at 11:24 am

Pardon my confusion but it was my understanding that all appointees, Cabinet and non-Cabinet, of the Governor of South Carolina served at the pleasure of the Governor

If that is the case, what is the bitch of the Cockroach Bitch

Sounds like Cockroach Bitch Mia needs to introduce legislation that anyone she likes who is a Gubernatorial Appointee shall serve a lifetime appointment or until she dislikes them, whichever comes first

Fucking Cockroach

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Flip Coscoe December 22, 2014 at 11:29 am

FITS will continue to dig into Thomas’ dismissal – especially new allegations of racial discrimination that may have played a role in her ouster.
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/12/22/kela-thomas-allies-bash-nikki-haley/#Y5cYFdxBgMAtGB1Z.99

I am confused. I thought FITS defined Ms.Thomas as THE racist in a previous blog post?

Thank you Ms.Haley for protecting the taxpayers and holding government employees accountable.

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My Money, Bitch December 22, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Protecting the taxpayers?? What bullshit! How much did she “cost the taxpayers” with violating the civil rights of the OWS protesters and other dead in the water court cases?

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nitrat December 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm

You don’t understand the GOP mentality.
Any amount of taxpayer money pissed away on meaningless political gestures which accomplish nothing doesn’t count as money wasted.

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Stefanie December 30, 2014 at 3:09 pm

LOL Kela was trying to protect the taxpayers. She didn’t agree with Haley on some spending issues which is why she is gone. Wake up. Haley only cares about herself! She doesn’t care about you or any other tax payer. She is setting herself up for the next office she plans to run for.

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WW December 22, 2014 at 11:31 am

Thomas isn’t the only long serving employee to be axed.

There are others who have been treated just as poorly and they had no photos of Obama. people who were previously recognized for doing excellent jobs, and had received many accolades!

Haley fired some of these people due to a political payback/vendetta for one of her Senate lap dogs.
Haley has NO soul, no courage, no sense of decency, ethics, morals, or right and wrong.
She has replaced multiple people for not lying (cooking the books) for her , orto replace qualified people with her donors, or sycophants.
Her reelection will continue to bring more of the same unqualified, incompetent appointments.

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Flip Coscoe December 22, 2014 at 11:47 am

I don’t know f what you say about Ms.Haley is true-I have never met her. I just believe her to be an effective governor and a majority of voters apparently agree.

Could we not agree that a picture of Obama on your wall is a sign of incompetence and grounds for termination? :-)

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nitrat December 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm

It’s the majority of SC voters who are the ineffective people.

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first responder December 22, 2014 at 3:16 pm

I know many who were riffed by Haley, who are much more conservative and competent on their worse day, than Ohaley on her best day!
Yes, she was able to fool the majority twice, just like Obama.
How is O’s second term working out for you?

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Stefanie December 30, 2014 at 3:16 pm

The majority of the voters in SC would vote for a pig as long as the pig was a republican. Most SC voters don’t even look at who is running. Pure ignorance to not study each candidate

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BillBrasky December 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm

You do realize that Kela Thomas was only hired by Steve Benjamin because her husband (owner of “Black News”) is “fraternity” bothers with Benjamin when she was not even remotely qualified for the job? She can’t account for nearly $4 million in state funds. When she was deputy, one of her employees stole money and she not only allowed that employee to resign (without jail time) but promoted that employee’s supervisor to her current job as deputy of admin? She is racist as hell and her hiring/promotion decisions prove that time and time again. She’s enrolled in the police officer’s retirement fund when she didn’t pass the law enforcement academy course because her fat ass literally couldn’t fit through a window she had to go through (but was later “passed” via her position and not her merit). I’m not saying Haley shouldn’t have fired her. I’m saying Haley should have fired her when the LAC report was released 2 years ago and then had SLED investigate her and her deputies for corruption and fraud. Oh, and as to the legislative “black caucus”….nobody gives a shit. You and state senator malloy (kela’s cousin) can go join Al Sharpton in crazy town at the corner of irrelevant avenue and we’ve tuned you out street.

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Flotsom December 22, 2014 at 6:11 pm

“fired some of these people due to a political payback/vendetta for one of her Senate lap dogs”

It happens. Jake Knotts once got a DHEC criminal investigator run off because the investigator was investigating a crime in Lexington County.

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a face in the crowd December 22, 2014 at 11:54 am

Never defy a malignant narcissist. They seethe with rage, waiting for the opportunity to avenge the blow to their self-conception.

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a face in the crowd December 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

And Haley making sure Thomas could not return to the office is the type of personal touch one would expect from the Haley, who is truly the bottom of the barrel.

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The Sympathetic Ear December 22, 2014 at 5:18 pm

That makes me wonder what else was behind it. I was performing some consultant work for the Finance Director of a large state agency when he was called to give a short presentation to the Governor. When he returned to his office the Director came in, and in my presence, told him that the Governor called and ordered him fired.

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a face in the crowd December 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm

May have said something she didn’t want to hear or may have said something she could not understand. Either way, she probably took it as a personal insult.

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The Sympathetic Ear December 23, 2014 at 10:10 pm

No, it was a Governor some years before Haley.

Nancy P December 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Thomas was not tricked in resigning. So, now Thomas has morals. She has been cooking the books for 16years.

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nitrat December 22, 2014 at 12:11 pm

I did not know until The Colonel pointed it out that Thomas had worked at SCPPP since 1999. If Thomas was more than 4 years away from retirement when Trikki appointed her, she must be monumentally simple minded not to grasp what it means to be an at-will appointee of a governor. Much too simple minded to have been ever been appointed to head a state agency in the first place.
The only worse example I can think of is Marcia Adams from SCDMV to SCB&CB to SC Dept. of Administration AFTER a 2011 SCLAC audit of SCDMV that found during her tenure, the agency’s financial controls were so poor that neither the agency nor the SCLAC could determine if the agency’s vendors had been paid twice for the same services.
And, yet Adams is at the pinnacle of the ‘management’ of the state’s finances.
We don’t stand a chance.

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The Colonel December 22, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I know Ms. Thomas socially/casually but have asked about her that very thing about a year ago. She said that she honestly felt that she could do some long term good by taking the position. She laid out 3-4 things that she had on her agenda and they all made good sense to me. In that group of friends, I am well established as the “political junkie”.

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nitrat December 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm

That’s more reason she shouldn’t be upset at not being re-upped.

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Johnny December 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm

She has one at SCDPS. ..same issues there going on from previous post by FITSNEWS.

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Bible Thumper December 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm

“They told her everyone had to resign and then be reappointed.”

I cover my face and my baby niece thinks I disappeared. I uncover it, say “peek-a-boo” and she is surprised. Works every time.

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Tazmaniac December 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

LOL!!! +10

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Bible Thumper December 22, 2014 at 4:37 pm

I once showed Kela how I could remove and replace my finger without injury. She was amazed. But she was only in her thirties then.

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grasan December 22, 2014 at 8:49 pm

Try the “pull my finger trick” on her. Bet it will work every time.

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The Sympathetic Ear December 22, 2014 at 5:12 pm

I still fall for that every time.

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Stefanie December 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Hailey (or her appointee) told Kela that all cabinet heads had to turn in their resignation before the election in the event Hailey wasn’t re-elected. That is would make for a smooth transition for the new governor. And was only in the event that Hailey lost.

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RHood2 December 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Hey FITS, this is twice you have used this phrasing. I really hope all those scandals didn’t originate on your website.
How about, scandals first reported on this website?
Otherwise, you arre claiming credit for all that is wrong in state government. Not in EXPOSING all that is wrong.

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Tazmaniac December 22, 2014 at 4:18 pm

When the only reasonable excuse for someone’s firing is that they were to stupid to know better then it’s sounds like they were higher than they deserved to be.

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Nan December 22, 2014 at 5:47 pm

She was a charming negress; always amusing and attractive. But that was not enough.
She had to know he “ABC’s” and multiplication tables, thus, she was rendered redundant. Such is life.

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Rocky December 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm

God she’s looking like such a hag. A huge H-A-G. If I was the first man I’d be asking for another tour of duty. So is hago-hideous. I bet when she left India to come home the entire country cheered. Look at those hands. Yikes!!

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I Dont Believe BS December 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

If Thomas was “duped,” then she or her allies need to prove it with documents; not just hearsay.

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I Hate The Skank December 22, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Haley is one fucked up bitch. All the corrupt shit she does — Her day will come. Karma will get her.

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Damian December 23, 2014 at 12:40 am

“They told her everyone had to resign and then be reappointed.” That’s the dumbest shit I have ever read. You need to quit to keep your job. She is really reaching here. If its true she should be fired for being that dumb.

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jimlewisowb December 23, 2014 at 9:28 am

Way back when the patronage system was first implemented in South Carolina it was an unwritten protocol that when a newly elected Governor took office, even if it was a re-election, everyone who was a Gubernatorial appointee during the previous term would submit their resignation

This would give the incoming Governor the opportunity to start their new term with no encuberances simply by accepting the resignation – no harm, no foul

Given the fact that every appointee knows this up front, somewhat mystified that there would be any questions raised

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Life at SCDPPP December 23, 2014 at 9:28 am

I read Thomas resignation letter and it is dated for December 16 and she was fired on the 17. This is just another way for Thomas to play the victim. Now it is time for Haley to remove the others that are left here at SCDPPP. HELP US

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Suffer you cretin December 23, 2014 at 10:04 am

“HELP US”

You live at the expense of others via confiscated funds. Those people are cheering for your torment.

Your cry for help is delicious.

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 23, 2014 at 7:16 pm

“You live at the expense of others via confiscated funds. Those people are cheering for your torment.”

Some look at the sequestration of Pentagon and war-industry funding similarly.

It all depends on where you stand.

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