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SCDOT Backs Off Threat To Fire Whistleblowing Auditor

AGENCY STILL EMBROILED IN SCANDAL …  || By FITSNEWS || In the aftermath of our exclusive reporting earlier this week, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) commission is backing off of its threat to fire a whistleblowing auditor. “We intend to work together and try to work out the concerns that…

AGENCY STILL EMBROILED IN SCANDAL … 

|| By FITSNEWS || In the aftermath of our exclusive reporting earlier this week, the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) commission is backing off of its threat to fire a whistleblowing auditor.

“We intend to work together and try to work out the concerns that we have,” SCDOT chairman Jim Rozier told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper.

Rozier was referring to SCDOT auditor Paul Townes, who told lawmakers last week that audits which made SCDOT look bad were frequently “tabled” (i.e. withheld from legislators).

Not only that, SCDOT’s vice-chairman Mike Wooten – who oversees these internal audits – appears to have hidden them from the public as well, saying such reports were not subject to the state’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law because they were never made “final” (i.e. approved by the SCDOT commission).

Sounds like Soviet-style governance, doesn’t it?  Sure does … in fact it makes you wonder what they’re hiding.

Anyway Wooten didn’t like Townes’ whistleblowing one bit.

“Either Mr. Townes needs to understand that we are his boss, the Commission, or he needs to find another job,” he said.

A vindicated Townes told the paper SCDOT had no reason to terminate him.

“Being honest is not grounds for getting rid of somebody,” he said.

Indeed … in fact this guy should probably be given a promotion.  Or better yet, S.C. governor Nikki Haley should put him in charge of the agency instead of her college roommate (who is the choice of the corrupt commission, by the way).

Haley’s first two choices to lead SCDOT have been disasters (here and here), although to be fair they are puppets of the commission – which wields the real power on behalf of influential lawmakers with vested interests in the status quo.

S.C. Rep. Phyllis Henderson of Greenville is pushing commissioners to release the hidden audits – as she should – but we’re looking at a much bigger problem here.  SCDOT is corrupt to its core, and is failing miserably at its job of maintaining the state’s infrastructure – despite receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in new money.

Over the last seven years, SCDOT has seen its budget soar from $1 billion to $1.6 billion annually – a 54 percent increase.  Still, a major push was undertaken last year by status quo lawmakers to raise South Carolina’s gasoline tax – even though Palmetto State residents already pay more of their income in fuel than residents of any other state (save Mississippi and West Virginia).

The reason?  Plugging a so-called “shortfall.”

Thanks to S.C. Senator Tom Davis, the gas tax hike was unsuccessful.

More than four years ago, this website began exposing widespread corruption at this “reformed” agency.  Specifically, we uncovered a massive vote-trading scam aimed at routing scarce funding toward non-essential projects (while critical maintenance needs went unaddressed).

We’ve been all over this agency ever since … repeatedly documenting its failure to prioritize existing needs so that it can continue subsidizing wasteful projects.

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64 comments

Superfly August 21, 2015 at 10:02 am

Jim Rozier, while a consummate politician, is a honorable man. This Wooten douchebag is obviously a crooked skunk. What concerns me is that as Vice-Chairman, he is likely to be the next Chairman. This is merely another reason to add to the long list of why the General Assembly must abort the DOT Commission when they return in 2016.

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RogueElephant August 21, 2015 at 10:28 am

True. This looks like the commission itself is the underlying problem. SCDOT needs to be put under direct control of the Gov.’s office. A cabinet position if you will. The legislature probably won’t like it mush , but the fewer hands in the pot the better.

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Surprised August 21, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Oh, right on… A cabinet position under the control of the Gov…! She appoints people who do not have any experience in the position that they hold… And we are surprised that they are incompetent … Or the voters elect people with no knowledge to an office in which they have no clue… Like Curtis Loftis, elected to STO … Loftis destroyed the STO. 90% of the staff gone and replaced by people with no experience… The funds are being mismanaged and we are surprised! Ethics violations coming … Loftis violated the law…

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Embarrassment August 21, 2015 at 12:58 pm

Curtis Loftis told 2 staff members that he will be impeached… He should spare himself the embarrassment and resign as soon as possible… He has hurt so many people… a mean man, clueless in the world of finance…Costing the tax payers millions.. He is a danger for our credit rating.. for our state.

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RogueElephant August 21, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Loftis has revealed the screwing that retirees and future retirees are taking at the hands of the bankers controlling the state retirement system. We pay the most and get the least and it somehow is his fault. BULL SHIT.

Homework August 21, 2015 at 6:46 pm

RogueElephant, Please allow me to enlighten you . First, it is an established fact that Loftis signed a settlement with the Bank Of New York/ Mellon which caused the loss of over 220 millions to the trust fund of retirees. Second., he signed a 10 years contract with the same bank which lost the retirees millions. How stupid is that? Third, yesterday, PEBA, State health plan/ retirement systems presented a detailed report to a Senate Finance Subcommittee, which is taped and can be viewed on the Senate Web page. Have you seen it? It shows that the law and plans put in place to fix the retirement system in 2012 are succeeding and are actually ahead of schedule. Are you getting your informations from Loftis only? Loftis is a sorry individual with a High School degree and that does not serve the people of SC well. So, do your homework . BULL SHIT back at you.

Dangertoyou August 21, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Loftis has very serious personalty problems… “Frank Evans brilliant detective work shows that Richinus2003 and Curtis Loftis are the same person… If Curtis Loftis has something to say, why didn’t he just post instead of this split personality BS’ He even gave himself as a reference.. U recon he really believes he is two people? Guys, it shows the man is unstable … ” A post from the past.1/10/04. Loftis was posting as Lgw1, Cloftis, richinus2003. Just as he does on Fitsnews, he uses multiple names but it is provable all emails came from his computer… Strange.. So Loftis destroyed state owned computers , exposing the data of all tax payers in SC… A danger to you and yours , if you pay taxes in SC..

Stand August 21, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Transparent Loftis should explain … saying you are transparent does not make you so. Loftis , please, explain why you used so many names in 2003 and why you are using so many names in 2015. on FITS? Your transparency is fake… and very dangerous. Curtis Loftis is mentally and physically challenged. Violence against women cannot stand. Racism cannot stand, Sexual exploitation cannot stand, Gay exploitation cannot stand, Abuse of power in office cannot stand. Loftis cannot stand …

Maleservant August 21, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Another post from the past.. “wots this I hear Curtis, that in 2001 you took a male servant to look after your every needs. You interviewed quite a few guys for the job the only qualification was a huge dick. U still taking it that way? U KNOW THE GUYS AT YOUR CHURCH REALLY DON’T BELIEVE U R ALWAYS HANGING AROUND WITH A GUY WITH A BIG BULGE JUST COS HE WORKS FOR YOU.. YEH RIGHT..” 1/18/04.. TRANSPARENT LOFTIS , COME OUT.. You are a gay man with a vicious personality, attacking gay men when you are a gay man. Attacking gay men that you hired. That you hired because they are gay. Sexual exploitation in office is against the law. Learn about the Supreme Court and the civil right laws… Rogue Elephant, don’t you feel like an ignorant man… You are ignorant . Loftis has cost tax payers in SC so much money… RogueElephant, learn and be informed. Loftis is a total … no brain, no thought, no nothing. . Infected man.. and contagious..

VoiceOfReason August 22, 2015 at 11:33 am

So, you have been stalking Curtis Loftis since 2001? Obsessed much? Curtis Loftis has always been extremely respectful to all people from all walks of life. You come off like a crazy stalker who can’t gain Curtis’ atttention, so you have to call him out on a stupid post. And, in response to the previous 90% turnover remark from another poster, I say thank goodness! Curtis needed to clean house. All, and I mean ALL, of the employees who have left were completely inept and total traitors. Many of them now remain in state government hiding out in other agencies, using moles who are still employed by STO, to gather information to use against Curtis. The people are pure EVIL. Finally, the ridiculous allegations about the computers started with lies from his IT staff and are being fed/perpetuated to others on the outside. My only questions for Curtis would be, do you have a Chief of Staff? If so, what is she doing? Why isn’t your staff being managed? Why are there still moles (hint: one of them is a very well-fed mole) in your office? And, why do the defectors that have left your office still have jobs with the State of South Carolina? My advise, is get in front of these issues and take care of business.

Milton August 22, 2015 at 12:15 pm

You are correct. There are still some high-paid moles in the STO who are leaking information to critical outsiders. One prominent one was actually hired by Loftis after he got rid of the predecessor. Loftis’ management style and that of his chief of staff seems to make vindictive enemies quite quickly even among his new hires.

VoiceofHonesty August 22, 2015 at 1:59 pm

And what reason would that be VoiveofReason? Trying to protect your money tree Loftis? Loftis always leaves a trail of shit wherever he goes. No need to stalk. He’s not too smart and not very good at covering his tracks.

Sicko August 22, 2015 at 2:05 pm

Extremely respectful, Curtis Loftis…!! You have not seen his red face, veins popping all over, his temper beyond control, throwing of computers and various objects at people, calling his staff, worthless, yelling and screaming … You have not seen his insults and racism… to people “from all walks of life…” Read James Akers / July 20.2015 and the tweet. Curtis Loftis” I am watching black youths abuse police and white people. Randomly. It is disgusting” James Akers says “I now feel his true colors have been shown and no longer feel he should hold the Treasurer position in our State.. He has brought dishonor and shame on our State” Read the blog “Voting under the influence ” and read the Thomas Ravenel and Curtis Loftis drinking and partying orgies.. Loftis has insulted so many people and he is exposed for the sicko that he is.

StillatSTO August 22, 2015 at 2:11 pm

VoiveofReason aka Loftis, your paranoia is so obsessive. It continues to worsen. You’re showing your guilt. You think you can get rid of all of your staff and stop the word about you from leaking. Hate to break your bubble, but that ain’t gonna happen. No one trusts you. Not even your two high paid C girls. They sit behind closed doors and talk about you. They’re in it for the money and power, much like you. Think about it. If you’re smart, you will figure out who’s leaking information.

Hearditfromthegrapevine August 22, 2015 at 2:31 pm

I worked at the Treasurer’s Office during the Loftis reign. Yes, he reigned. Thought he was king. Was disgusting to see how Loftis and his Chief of Staff and deputy over HR treated staff. I was creeped out about the way he looked at me the very few times I used the men’s restroom on the first floor. He would be shocked to find out who told about the state computer that he took to a private company to have the hard drive replaced. Hint – didn’t come from IT. Then Loftis freaked out when the computer came back without the old hard drive. No telling how many were put at risk because Loftis didn’t follow state protocol. Loftis should be all over TV for doing this. Where are you SLED and FBI? Pretty sure the invoice for replacing the state hard drive can be provided.

Totherescue August 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Say it is not so.. Loftis say it is not so… “All, and I mean All of the employees who have left were completely inept and total traitors” If STO employees are traitors, so are Senators Lourie, Bryant, Leatherman, Ryberg, the entire Senate of SC,, the Investment Commission, PEBA, the Media, the insiders, Converse Chellis, The Koch Brothers, the Veterans, the retirees, Tony Snell, James Akers etc. They are all out to get you. Better call, Camille Noonan, Cindy Risher, Delinda Ridings to your rescue!

Nobodytohisrescue August 22, 2015 at 6:45 pm

I hear that Delinda won’t even come to his rescue. He used to talk about her and get his staff to get her to quit calling him so much. He only used her to help him politically. Then he tossed her aside. He’s not interested in women.

Churches August 22, 2015 at 8:59 pm

The tea party ladies love the post of churches that Loftis places on his Facebook.. Photo shop.. Such a fine christian man with a life style full of sins and a life that is the most gross. Loftis must tell the tea party ladies that he is a gay man, with all the dressings and trimmings. False accusations, gay bashings, black men bashing, veterans bashings. Stupid is and stupid does. False and no transparency . I am a veteran and I am sick of Loftis.. Loftis is a coward.. never was in the army,.. never served the people of SC, not one thing positive to improve SC. Sexual exploitation, violence, false allegations ,racism, mental problems from way back… Resign, Loftis… Shit coming your way and you deserve all of it.

Impeached August 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Obsessed with justice and with exposing a vile man, with unspeakable flaws and vices. Violations of civil rights laws get the attention of FBI, SLED, the AG… Alan Wilson .. STFU Loftis… He was told to STFU … So many violations… Yes, Loftis is right in telling 2 staff members that he will be impeached. He will be impeached…

Piece August 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Me think that RogueElephant is Melvin Curtis Loftis. What a piece of shit…

HumiliationBugMan August 22, 2015 at 1:24 pm

He deserves embarrassment and humiliation. Shame on on you Loftis. Karma’s a bitch!

EYES IN THE SHADOWS August 21, 2015 at 10:38 am

Honorable man my fucking ass!!! Who the hell are you? Rozier himself or a relative or close friend????

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Superfly August 21, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Neither, just someone who’s had worked with and around him over the years. I’ve never known him to be crooked, and in all of the interaction I’ve had with him, and those I know who’ve worked with him longer and more extensively, have never given me reason to think otherwise. Because he’s a politician, a former elected official, certainly he’s taken positions that not everyone agrees with, or has taken action in ways that do not please everyone, but at no time have I ever known him to be crook. Name his crimes if you’re going to cast aspersions.

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Tail Race Canal August 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

What about all of those Berkeley County residents who know about Jimbo’s corruption and the negative news reports about your friend?

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Superfly August 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Not my friend douchebag, just someone I know. Tell us all about them< i'd love to read the crimes he's guilty of. I understand, you're opposed to zoning, and government in general. Be sure to strap your tin foil hat on real tight during campaign season.

UnobservantOne August 22, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Superfly you must not be in tune with your surroundings. Otherwise you would have observed his crookmanship! Maybe you’re just one of CML’s many deviant personalities.

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Grab Your Ankles SCDOT August 21, 2015 at 10:36 am

Too late for the Commission … They have already committed a felony under South Carolina Code of Laws … They now must be arrested and prosecuted for knowingly and willfully violation SCCOL Section 16-5-10, which carries 5 years in prison … It is unlawful for two or more persons to band or conspire together ..because a citizen has exercise their constitutional and civil right to ‘whistleblow’ … “to attempt by any means, measures, or acts to hinder, prevent, or obstruct a citizen in the free exercise and enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution and laws of the United States or by the Constitution and laws of this State.”

A person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than two thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. A person convicted under this section is ineligible to hold, and disabled from holding, any office of honor, trust, or profit in this State.
They have tried to intimidate and bully the whistle blower … Made threats against him.

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Jail Those Fuckers! August 21, 2015 at 11:02 am

We need to arrest these asshole thieves in droves!

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Same 'ol Same 'ol August 24, 2015 at 8:55 am

There has to be someone to enforce it, therin lies the problem. So, if there is no agency willing to enforce the law, then it doesn’t serve its purpose. I’m guessing if it served a political purpose, the law would be enforced with vigor.

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pat August 21, 2015 at 11:16 am

Yes, by all means, lets give DOT 42 billion dollars more for infrastructure. I love giving money to people that waste it as it is always so fun to see where it goes! Cronyism is a remarkable thing.

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The Buzzman August 21, 2015 at 8:31 pm

Interesting that every time wrongdoing by certain establishment types like Rozier and Wooten get exposed, some malicious nutjobs show up on here with off-the-wall attacks on Curt Loftis.

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ExposingWrongDoers August 22, 2015 at 1:16 pm

More than interesting Buzzman Bugman! Once Loftis is charged, you won’t see these comments. These posts should give you an idea of the volume of wrongdoings by Loftis. He is not exempt anymore than anyone else. So STFU!

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The constitution August 22, 2015 at 4:03 pm

Fits should investigate this vile man and what he has done to STO. Millions have been lost and more to come because Loftis is not able to do the job he was elected to do. He has sworn to defend and protect the constitution of this state and of the United States… Loftis has violated the civil rights laws by bashing gays, black men and veterans… Fits, please, investigate this man who is on the outside of the laws. Loftis cannot function with his High School degree . He has violated the oath of the office and must resign.

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Corruption August 22, 2015 at 4:24 pm

FITS should report on the STO and Curtis Loftis and report on the widespread corruption .. Loftis gave millions to his intimate friend, Mike Montgomery… millions have been moved from funds in the STO. The tax payers are being screwed… Fits, report on this mentally and physically challenged man.

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Offthewall August 22, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Off-the-wall attacks… Explain to us which attacks are off-the-wall. That Loftis is gay, that he has a violent temper, that he has a vile loathsome disease, that he bashes gay men and black men, that he makes false and heinous allegations, that he has charges of violence against women, that he uses his Saluda Foundation for…that he violated federal employment laws and lost a lawsuit against him, that he uses aliases to post in cyberspace, that he is a bully, All these are well documented.. Many more.

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Whut! August 24, 2015 at 2:43 pm

Let us see: overdue property taxes (2 years), nearly 100 percent turnover in Treasurer’s Office, use of contractor Ed McMullen’s Italian villa, silent partner in Patriot’s Point property, questionable non-profit boys home in Ukraine, payment of millions of retiree funds to his long time friend and personal attorney, Michael Montgomery. Shall I continue? There’re a more.

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The Buzzman August 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm

KNOW YOUR TROLLS DEPARTMENT:

Once again, let it be noted that this is a comment thread to a FITS post about severe problems at SCDOT, and their attempt at spin control.

As in the past, the thread was almost immediately hijacked by trolls trying to take down Curtis Loftis.

What is the connection between those who want to defend the perps at SCDOT and those who are once again attacking Curtis Loftis?

Maybe checking to see whether or not there are former STO employees now working for SCDOT might shed some light on this.

Also, how are they connected to “pogo/flip” and/or “BigT/GrandTango”?

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TaxpayerFedUp August 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Buzzman Bugman you are awfully sensitive to Loftis. What’s in it for you? Are you one of Loftis’ multiple personalities or are you a sidekick who has benefited from some of Loftis’ “contractual” arrangements?

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The Buzzman August 24, 2015 at 12:58 pm

None of the above. He and I have never met in person, but I have communicated with him in the past. He’s always been respectful and supportive of me, and I of him. Simple as that. Your wild accusations do not ring true for me.

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Understand August 24, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Even if you’re one of Loftis’ multiple personalities, I can identify with what you’re saying. I also didn’t want to believe some of the things I was hearing although I was hearing it from credible sources and from people with integrity. However, I learned through direct experience with him that he is crazy, mean, and sleazy. I wish I could give you better news. Sorry.

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Joinus August 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Buzzman, There is no need to find trolls. Melvin Curtis Loftis has violated the civil rights laws and he has violated the oath of the STO. To protect and defend the constitution… Instead, Loftis has bashed gay men, black men, veterans… gave millions to his minions. Money has been taken from the funds in the STO and no one knows where this money is going or went… Loftis has taken kickbacks from people having contractual agreements with the STO. This is well documented and Ethics violations are coming… Curtis Loftis , as a transparent man, will want for this Ethics Violation Hearing to be opened to the public. Transparent man, let the public know what you are … what you have done.. September 16.. Open to the public… Join us Buzzman..

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Tipforwill August 22, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Increase your bill Will. Hear that blogger guys like you charge people like Loftis a fee for not publishing negatives about them. What’s the going rate? You have withheld a heap of stuff on Loftis. He ought to pay you lots of money for keeping quiet. Trouble is when the shit hits the fan, you won’t get paid and your credibility will be ruined.

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Picturethis August 22, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Curtee Boy who decorated your house? Heard there was some hanky panky. You and Paulee Boy. Dirty pictures exist. What a teeny weeny pecker. And you huffed and you puffed.

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Infected August 22, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Pictures are coming… Like the pictures of Anthony Weiner and his wiener.. I cannot wait. Anthony Weiner was once somebody, he is now a nobody. Curt and his pictures will make him a nobody. Loftis, your pecker will make you a nobody. Thomas Ravenel’s pecker is infected.. Curt and his pecker are infected… What a coincidence! Sordid… Gross..

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Examination August 23, 2015 at 11:45 am

You will find the crooks by following the money. Ain’t money the root of evil?

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Crooks August 23, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Follow the money, if you can… Interesting how Alan Wilson, Mitch Willoughby, Curtis Loftis, Mike Montgomery , Charlie Condon,,, are very close to the Bank of New York/Mellon and how Mitch got 7 millions, Montgomery got 2 millions. How much did Alan Wilson get? How much did Curtis Loftis get? The retirees trust funds lost over 220 millions… The settlement signed by BIG BOY Loftis was a shitty , no good, for retirees but great for the Bank of NY. Yes, 25 millions of shitty services… and the retirees according to Loftis still owe millions to the Bank of NY. Follow the money, the attorneys got their money outside the State recording books! No records, no bills, no receipts. That is sure peachy? No one can trace that money… We, the tax payers are supposed to agree with that shit. Crooks are in the retirees trust fund… Curtis Loftis, Mike Montgomery, Mitch Willoughby, Alan Wilson.. Crooks you are..

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Disappointed August 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm

A shame that retirees get screwed out of millions and politicians get rich at the expense of retirees. Disappointed in so many who we should be able to trust. Where are you FBI and SLED? What’s taking you so long?

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Protecting August 24, 2015 at 6:55 am

Is Alan Wilson protecting Loftis and his shit? If so, then Why? Is it because Loftis babysat Alan Wilson? Is it because of financial gain from the many funds in the STO? These funds are mismanaged and have no supervision and control.. Can be abused , for sure.. Is it because of the Bank of NY/Mellon? Money there…

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The Buzzman August 24, 2015 at 7:31 am

45 comments, and at least 35 of them from one or two people pretending to be a dozen, trying to take down Curtis Loftis.

You know that FITS is getting close to some truth when this kind of reflexive deflection campaign happens.

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Sue August 24, 2015 at 11:17 am

Agree 100%. We know Buzzman , Bugman of West Columbia and we are many who agree with Cindi Rosse Scoppe that Curtis Loftis is creepy… See her recent opinion … “And honestly, it was creepy- in a Curtis Loftis sort of way” Creepy, sick, gross… Loftis is a lunatic with no sense of decency. living out side of the laws.

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The Buzzman August 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm

A good friend and adviser once told me that being paraniod, in South Carolina politics, is merely a necessary coping skill.

/// … “they go through my mail, they go through my trash.”

“Who is ‘they’?” I ask, and rather than answering, he recasts his allegation: “People go through my mail.” ///

The above is from Scoppe’s interview with Loftis, linked in the remark from her you quoted. I get the sense that she may think his manner is creepy, mainly because he appears to be paranoid. She may not have figured out yet that it’s a good coping skill.

Now, the question is, who is the “they” who he claims go through his trash? Well, for starters, I’d look to “Sue”, “Crooks”, “Disappointing”, “Protecting”, “Picturethis”, “Infected”, “Tipforwill”, “TaxpayerFedUp”, “Stand”, “Maleservant”, “VoiceOfReason”, et. al. Y’all may be only two or three, or even only one, actual person. But I’m betting you do go through the man’s trash, you sorry sack(s) of shit.

Scoppe had been somewhat less of a Haley ass-kisser, up until recently, but she seems to be back at that, at least to some degree. Her natural knee-jerk-liberal tendencies probably lead her to buy into Nikki’s bullshit “abused double-minority” line. You know, the one she wore out completely in her book, but which has mostly kept the mainstream media from really looking at her, warts and all.

As for Curt, his moods and/or romantic life are of no interest to me. I believe that he has the interests of the people of SC at heart. The SCDOT bunch, and Nikki Haley? Not so much.

So I stand with Curt. He’s got guts, he’s got great ideas, he is not one to just “go along to get along.” Which is exactly why you sorry scoundrels want to cut him off at the knees.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/cindi-ross-scoppe/article31721991.html#storylink=cpy

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Scoppe'seditorial August 24, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Buzzman you’re the man! Thank you for providing readers with a link to the story on Loftis. I think Loftis’ main focus in the interview was to
point out that he walks his dog at 4:00 am in his boxer shorts. What a creep. A really weird comment for him to make. Not only is he paranoid, but he’s a sexual deviant. That poor dog! He gave his dog to his parents because he thought the dog was stupid and he yelled and screamed at the poor dog. He calls his staff stupid and yells and screams at them too. The man needs long term psychological help.

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Press August 24, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Loftis cannot have any press but Fits news. Fits tries to sing about Curtis Loftis… Why? Paid and imbalanced… The truth about Loftis is that he is imbalanced.. crazy, nasty. Cindy, Seanna know him… Loftis and his Facebook sure are pitiful. Yes, Loftis cannot have respected press coverage. He is an idiot. A danger to the state rating, to the tax payers of this state…

Scoppe'seditorial August 24, 2015 at 9:36 pm

You’re absolutely right, Press. Loftis has destroyed the Treasurer’s Office and screwed the state’s taxpayers. He will lose the state’s credit rating if THEY don’t get him out of there soon. He is an embarrassment to our state.

Empathetic August 24, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Feeling sorry for CML. Why don’t you just sign your name to this? You’re projecting again. Your paranoia, hatred for Cindi Scoppe and The Governor, and women in general is no surprise. But your stupidity by putting it in writing is beyond words.

I feel sorry for you. Please get help before you reach a point of no return.

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Youdonotfoolus August 24, 2015 at 2:05 pm

The opinion of Cindy Ross Scoppe is the most accurate and describe Loftis as creepy, in 2011. He was creepy in 2001, when he looked for a male servant…He was creepy in 2003-2004 when he was posting as lgw1, cloftis and richinus2003.., just as he does on Fitsnews, using multiple names… He is creepy in 2015.. His paranoia has multiplied … He is the talk of the capital ground and state’s offices. People make fun of him, staffers cannot stand him. Yes, we know him and he does not have guts and he does not have ideas. Just screams, false allegations. His shit will be exposed soon…Conspiracy theories, violations of the constitution and the CIVIL RIGHTS Laws. Bashing men, black men, women. We know Curtee and his alter egos. And we know that he must resign form the STO. He has brought shame and dishonor to the State.

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Trash August 24, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Loftis is worried about ” THEY go through my trash, they go through my mail” Why .? They can go through my mail and they can go through my trash… Nothing to worry about and transparent man Loftis should welcome “they” going to his mail and through his trash. Nothing in my trash and nothing in my mail to write home about. Why does Curtis Loftis worry about his trash and his mail? Trashy Loftis , Trashy mail, Trashy trash.. Equal Curtis Loftis.. State treasurer and mentally, paranoid gay man, bashing black men, gay men, women.

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WillNoFool August 24, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Will Folks is too smart for you Buzzman Loftis. He’s getting a two for one. The truth about DOT and more importantly the truth about the State Treasurer. You are attempting to deflect the attention from yourself. Give it up cause there are too many people who know the things you’ve done. Check your addition now. Surely a high school education taught you how to add.

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The Buzzman August 24, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Triangulation. Straight out of Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals.”

Still not buying your BS.

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WillNoFool August 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Don’t care whether you buy in or not. The truth is the truth.

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Questionoftheday August 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm

I find it very odd that Mitch Willoughby’s name has been scarce with regards to the Loftis Bank of New York payment on $7 million That’s right – $7 MILLION dollars. Willoughby was not even present in NY for the contract negotiation. FBI and SLED, hope you are questioning him. Alan Wison is too connected to him, so I doubt the Attorney General will get involved. Fishy, huh? Retirees don’t appreciate their money being wasted and handled unlawfully.

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Barbie August 24, 2015 at 9:46 pm

Curt, the two people you appear to trust are the trolls who are leaking your wrongdoings. Be careful how much you tell them. As you have yelled at them in front of others, they despise you. However, they’re much like you and talk about you behind your back. Thought you should know.

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Suszie August 24, 2015 at 10:06 pm

Just read Loftis’ response to Wayne Bell’s email inquiring about how the Bank of New York settlement agreement was good for retirees. He couldn’t answer the question. Instead he provided a sarcastic response. Sure hope the House Oversight Committer can get some answers. The members of the Trust Fund deserve better. That Loftis guy is definitely not transparent. He is not qualified to be a bug man, much less State Treasurer.

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