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Nikki Haley’s Disgraced Workforce Czar Is Back!

PROFITEERING FROM FLOODS, ALLEGEDLY … Remember Abraham Turner? He’s the former U.S. Army general who ran S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s cabinet-level “workforce” agency … into the ground. After this website got on his case, Turner was forced to resign his post in February of 2013.  Last we heard, he was sucking…

PROFITEERING FROM FLOODS, ALLEGEDLY …

Remember Abraham Turner? He’s the former U.S. Army general who ran S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s cabinet-level “workforce” agency … into the ground.

After this website got on his case, Turner was forced to resign his post in February of 2013.  Last we heard, he was sucking up tax money from S.C. State University (SCSU) – a school that can barely keep its lights on (literally).

So … what’s Turner up to these days?

According to The Nerve, he’s at the heart of an alleged profiteering scam put forth in the aftermath of “Floodmaggedon,” this month’s historic rainfall event.  Turner “contrived with a county council member to turn the flood into a money-making opportunity,” according to reporter Ron Aiken.

Specifically, Richland County (S.C.) councilman Kelvin Washington wanted to give Turner’s firm a $1 million no-bid contract – one that would pay the disgraced bureaucrat $194,000 over the next five months.

No disaster relief supplies would be purchased under the contact, it would only cover personnel costs associated with an emergency response facility located in Richland County.

According to Aiken’s report,  Washington “fought for the proposal vigorously, including yelling and swearing at other (county council) members” during a closed door meeting on October 20.

The county council hasn’t taken a vote on the contract, by the way …

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47 comments

jimlewisowb October 27, 2015 at 10:27 am

Hell, I can easily understand Washington’s enthusiasm

Everyone knows that when Abraham was over at “workforce” he walked on water – what an asset in times of flooding

Ok he didn’t actually walk on water, he often stood in his own piss due to his inability to hit the back of the urinal if he didn’t have someone holding his pecker

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shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

10+

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well-i-am into it October 27, 2015 at 11:18 am

He got some splainin to do to SC public. Does he brush his teeth?? What toothpaste makes teeth so dark? A good set of teeth is not required to swallow public money?? How long does it take to plan something like this, only to be exposed promptly?? Eager to help (yourself) Turner !!!

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Demint Started the Recession October 27, 2015 at 4:44 pm

His government serviced teeth are actually polished so white that they’re reflecting his blue gums.

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afmajret October 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm

The general is wearing a CIB, master jump wings and a ranger badge. I bet you wouldn’t stand in a room with him and say the same thing.

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jimlewisowb October 27, 2015 at 1:13 pm

I wear bib overalls, wear a US Flag cap and use a hand carved cane to walk

Bet you the son of a bitch will not show up at BOB’s off Highway 6 this Friday or any Friday around 4:30 PM to say or do a damn thing

The only damn place Abraham is going to show up at is one where tax dollars are being squeezed out of Mother Carolina’s Tit – then he will use his CIB, master jump wings and ranger badge to make damn sure his lips are the first ones to take a tug or two

Fuckin’ Cockroach

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TroubleBaby October 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Look, in his defense, sucking off the taxpayer tit is as addictive as crack cocaine.

You can’t just go cold turkey after a lifetime of sucking on it, you have to wean yourself off.

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shifty henry October 28, 2015 at 10:20 am

Haw! Haw! — that’s worthy of a motivational poster…..

Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm

I got $10 on jimlewisowb!

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shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Jim, you’re really grooving today!!

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Stevie Jones November 6, 2015 at 6:20 pm

I bet that I would…I’m sure his skin color got him that or he wouldn’t be the very very unethical person he is today. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, then well you know ! A disgrace…blood sucking money hungry vulture.

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Tazmaniac October 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

Why he is nothing but a greedy ass Capitalist!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWsx1X8PV_A

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Philip Branton October 27, 2015 at 10:37 am

….and the video link to the “closed” door swearing and yelling is …where?

Hmm……..so there is a person who actually “witnessed” this tirade but yet failed to whip out a phone to record it…? If you could hear from the hallway then…….lets hear it ..! As far as the no-bid contract, ….so where is a copy of the contract..? Heck…..take a picture of it if you can’t get a pdf copy…!!

Wil Folks…..this type of article is one that Brian Hicks writes to get chuckles around the P&C canteen…!

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dwb619 October 27, 2015 at 10:41 am

He gotz mo medals than da’ FIRST EUNUCH!
YOU BETCHA!

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shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 10:45 am

No soldier becomes a General by accident or without effort —- however, he has now become just another cockroach.

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erneba October 27, 2015 at 11:42 am

That’s General Cockroach to you, shifty.

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staffer October 27, 2015 at 11:56 am

Token black commander had to look good for the army.

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shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 9:41 pm

Appearance helps recruiting….

Comrade1917 October 27, 2015 at 9:59 pm

… with a B.S. Music degree from SC State?

shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 12:21 pm

yeth thir – – – thanx

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shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 9:39 pm

While testing a newly installed computer, an Army officer asked the machine to predict the probability of a World War Three and promptly received a one-word answer: “Yes.”

Annoyed at the lack of detail, the officer barked, “Yes – What?” Instantly the machine replied, “Yes, Sir!”

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shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 10:03 pm

After enlisting in the 82nd Airborne Division, I eagerly asked my Recruiter what I could expect from jump school.

“Well,” he said, “it’s three weeks long.”

“What else,” I asked.

“The first week they separate the men from the boys,” he said. “The second week, they separate the men from the fools.”

“And the third week?” I asked.

“The third week, the fools jump.”

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sparklecity October 27, 2015 at 12:59 pm

No argument there except this cockroach is sporting “masterblaster” jump wings, Pathfinder’s badge and the Ranger tab………………

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sparklecity October 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm

plus either the EIB (Expert Infantryman’s Badge) or CIB (Combat Infrantryman’s Badge)
Can’t tell if it’s a CIB or not because his lapel has that portion blocked……

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shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm

Theory of Special Operations Forces
(Airborne Version)

Upon encountering a snake in the Area of Operation (AO):
——————-
* Paratrooper: Kills the snake.

* Armor: Runs over snake, giggles,
and looks for more snakes.

* Infantry: “Look, a putty cat. Come ‘ere kitty . . . Ouch! Hey, that’s not a kitty cat.”

* Army Aviation: Has GPS grid to
snake. Couldn’t find snake. Back to base for crew rest and the club and some
sort of drink called “The Snake”

* Ranger: [1] – Plays with the snake, then eats it. (or) [2] Assaults the snake’s home and secures it for use by friendly snakes.

* SEAL: Expends all ammunition, several grenades and calls for naval gunfire in a failed attempt to kill the snake. The snake bites the SEAL then retreats to safety.

* Corps Artillery: Kills snake, but in the process kills several hundred civilians with a massive TOT with three FA BDEs in support. Mission is considered a success and all participants are awarded Silver Stars. (Cooks, Mechanics, Legal Clerks etc.)

* Marine Recon: Follows the snake
and gets lost.

* Combat Controller: Guides the
snake elsewhere.

* Para-Rescue: Wounds the snake in
first encounter, then feverishly works to save the snake’s life.

* Special Forces: Makes contact
with the snake, builds rapport, wins its heart and mind, then trains it to
kill other snakes.

shifty henry October 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm

I’m aware of that, but he’s joined a different marching brigade with a different band and a different tune…..

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erneba October 27, 2015 at 11:24 am

There is nothing lower than an individual taking advantage of his fellow citizens in a personal or natural disaster.
The problem is, you might think this person is an isolated case of an extreme opportunist, until you consider than he was able to talk people into conspiring with him.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 27, 2015 at 12:03 pm

Is that like 911 ?

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SCBlues October 27, 2015 at 11:43 am

Does the title of your article say he is “back” or he is “black”? Just checking.

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Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 11:54 am

Can you read?

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SCBlues October 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm

You’re a pitiful shit-filled asshole.

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Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

No, but seriously, can you read? It’s clearly says back. You race baiting asshole.

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SCBlues October 27, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Fuck you dipshit.

Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Do you french kiss your father with that tongue?

SCBlues October 27, 2015 at 2:20 pm

LOL Is that how it works in your family??

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

If you get fired in SC you can forget unemployment insurance. They work for business and corporations now. Better walk the chalk line and say how high, Sir !

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Fecal Matters October 27, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Thank you for your service, sir, but please go crawl under a very large rock.

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exhausted in Columbia October 27, 2015 at 12:40 pm

It gets even scarier with Mayorhood Benjamin endorsing not one but TWO candidates who’d toe his line @ City Council – one even QUIETLY (How’d that happen huh?) got his home annexed into CITY LIMITS. The other being the Nick’s head who’d be a lockstep domino @ City Hall w/the mayor. Can we say CRONYISM AT THE MAYOR”S DOING ? …

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Elfego October 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Sweet Politics.

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Bible Thumper October 27, 2015 at 3:47 pm

I don’t know anything about the disaster relief program, but Fits keeps referring to his failed tenure at SCDEW. I don’t know about his performance there either, but I do know a few things about SCDEW that FITS fails to ever report.

1. SCDEW ran up a huge debt before Haley took office.

2. The debt peaked at nearly a one billion dollars two months after Haley took office.

3. Not since then has there been a year over year increase in debt.

4. The debt has now been totally paid off and the state is now building up the required emergency fund.

5. Every week SCDEW releases data on the number of unemployment recipients and every week since Haley took office it has declined from the level 52 weeks earlier.
http://www.oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/claims.asp

6. 67,790 people were on unemployment when Haley took office, now only there are only 14,884.

7. When Haley took office vs. now:
Unemployed – 1/2011 – 229820 — Unemployment rate – 10.6 — Jobs 1930630
Unemployed – 9/2015 – 128508 — Unemployment rate – 5.7 — Jobs 2121326

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Needlefinder October 28, 2015 at 3:32 am

Obviously, you were not unemployed on December 31, 2013, when all the federal extended unemployment benefits ended. The SC unemployment rate suddenly plummeted on January 1st, 2014, because all the people who were still looking for jobs, but were no longer eligible for unemployment benefits, were no longer counted when tallying the unemployment rates, even though there were thousands of them. Neat government trick!

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Bible Thumper October 28, 2015 at 11:17 am

The last two charts show on my second link show seasonally adjusted unemployment increase at the beginning of 2014.

The first link shows non-seasonally adjusted claims beneficiaries increase due to end of holiday season every year.

This is opposite your claim of a plummet in January 2014.

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Needlefinder October 28, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Your numbers are skewed. Every month more unemployed people lose their unemployment benefits when they reach the end of their 20 week benefit limit within the state of SC. At that time they are no longer counted as seeking unemployment benefits, but they are still unemployed & still looking for work or have just given up and stopped looking. They are invisible within the system. You need to compare your unemployment figures with the growing number of people who are not in the labor force. Nationally it has grown to over 93,000,000 or approximately 37% of the over-the-age-of-18 population. Only around 49,500,000 adults receive Medicare benefits, so that leaves 43,500,000 other adults not in the workforce or 13.5% of the adult population. None of this takes into account the number of workers who only have part time jobs at lesser pay & no benefits, etc. Check out some of these websites below or just Google “true/real unemployment figures”.

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t15.htm

http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts

http://www.forbes.com/sites/louisefron/2014/08/20/tackling-the-real-unemployment-rate-12-6/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2013/07/05/why-the-real-unemployment-rate-is-higher-than-you-think/

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Lone Ranger October 27, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Oh Lord please cut us a slice of socially-promoted Abraham
Turner and CORRUPT Richland County Council as well

Yet ANOTHER empty-headed and black racist Nikki Haley creation
just like I-Serve-Only-Blacks-Tim Scott pray tell

Next we’ll hear Con-Back-Stabbin-Nikki and I-Lie-To-Cons-Joe
Wilson ripped down patriots’ flag like RINO reprobates

And that they AND Abraham-Cut-Me-Some-PC-Stump-Money-Turner
ripped us all off just like Diamond Jim…NO…WAIT !!!

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Willie October 28, 2015 at 7:20 am

THIS MAN IS DANGEROUS!

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SickOfLiars October 28, 2015 at 11:27 am

Nikki is a great judge of character. She goes with what she knows. Nikki should get the Lillian McBride Award for Competent Public Service. Suckers!!

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