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SC Senator Dies Of Heart Attack

LIBERAL LAWMAKER’S PASSING TRIGGERS SPECIAL ELECTION S.C. Senator Billy O’Dell has died of a massive heart attack, sources tell FITS. O’Dell died in his sleep, we’re told.  He was 77 years old. The fiscally liberal lawmaker was a Democrat until 2003 – when he switched parties and became a “Republican.”  He…

LIBERAL LAWMAKER’S PASSING TRIGGERS SPECIAL ELECTION

S.C. Senator Billy O’Dell has died of a massive heart attack, sources tell FITS.

O’Dell died in his sleep, we’re told.  He was 77 years old.

The fiscally liberal lawmaker was a Democrat until 2003 – when he switched parties and became a “Republican.”  He had previously said he would not switch parties – but reportedly changed his mind at the urging of another former Democrat, powerful S.C. Senator Hugh Leatherman.

Democrats were incensed.  They demanded O’Dell resign his office (he didn’t) and pay back nearly a quarter of a million dollars spent on his behalf in the 2000 election (again, he didn’t).

First elected to the Senate in 1988, O’Dell was a consistent vote for bigger government and higher fees and taxes – no matter which party he swore allegiance to.  And yes, we understand it’s impolite to speak ill of the dead … but what was it Maximus said in the movie Gladiator?

“What we do in this life echoes in eternity.”

Indeed.

Nonetheless, O’Dell was widely respected by his colleagues and by State House insiders.  And whatever our ideological differences with him may have been, there’s no denying he had a reputation as one of the few genuinely decent people in the S.C. General Assembly.”

“He was a kind person,” one told us.  “Kind and forthright.  There are some really bad people up there – the kind ones are rare.”

One of O’Dell’s constituents agreed, saying she didn’t like his voting record but “he was always nice to me.”

“Anything I need he would help me with it – or do it himself,” she said.

A native of Greenwood, S.C., O’Dell represented Senate District 4 – which includes parts of Abbeville, Anderson and Greenwood Counties.  He was set to file for reelection in March 2016 – seeking what would have been his eighth term in office.

Pending notification by the S.C. Senate, the S.C. Election Commission (SCEC) will set a special election based on the office becoming vacant.  That would mean office-seekers could file as soon as January 22 for a March 22 partisan primary race.  Runoff elections (if necessary) would be held on April 5 with a general election on May 17.

Ordinarily, the special election would be held on May 10 but state offices will be closed on that date as South Carolina celebrates Confederate Memorial Day.

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86 comments

Jackals elected by jackasses January 7, 2016 at 11:12 am

It appears this is the only way to get the corrupt out of office.

I look forward to the obituary so I know where to go to pee & dance on his grave.

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You're a Sick Ass January 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

You’re the Real JackAss!

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God is Watching January 7, 2016 at 11:42 am

Those who speak ill of the dead will burn in a hell. They will live a tormented life for the remainder of their time hear on earth. You will bear the pain of the future and you will regret the day you were born. You will beg for mercy but no mercy shall be found. Even the evil deserve respect in death but you shall not find it. You will have pain from this day forward. So let it be said – So let it be done!

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Bring it old man January 7, 2016 at 11:59 am

Adolph Hitler is a piece of shit.
Osama Bin Laden is camel fucking homosexual.
Am I in trouble now, God?

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Burningspeare January 7, 2016 at 12:09 pm

George Washington, America’s 1st President, cut off the foot of an African that he held in captivity for escaping & seeking freedom. Is Washington burning in Hell? You would not think so with the accolades bestowed upon him today.

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TroubleBaby January 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm

That’s a very good point. I haven’t really researched the authenticity of it, but taking it at face value you make a good point.

Squishy123 January 7, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Kunta Kinte??? The made up great, great grandfather of Alex Haley?

heaven bound? January 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

I’ve always wondered how anyone can believe that “Christians” who owned or supported slavery went to heaven.

Ms.Rocky Verdud January 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Kinda like people that support abortion rights?

heaven bound? January 7, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Sure if you believe a bean size blob is a baby. And those Puritans and Colonialists were aborting back in the old days too – was acceptable as long as it was before the quickening.

Mudlim January 8, 2016 at 1:15 am

Why he cut off da brothers dingdong fo?

The Buzzman January 8, 2016 at 11:22 am

The slave’s penis was a foot?

Sounds like a hackneyed stereotype to me.

lulz January 7, 2016 at 12:25 pm

Adolph and Osama aren’t people, just like flip/pogo, so it’s OK to talk bad about them.

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myron furtwangler January 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm

i guess all dems will rot in hell then

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God is Watching January 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

You insensitive Jackasses! May you all rot in hell!

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Squishy123 January 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm

At least we’ll be among friends.

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Quietus January 7, 2016 at 11:31 am

A little off base here. Even if you don’t like what they did, it’s bad form and poor manners to speak evil of the dead.

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Democratic Party January 7, 2016 at 11:35 am

All FitsNews does is speak evil of his fellow Republicans. Dead or alive.
That’s why we pay him.

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Howard Rich January 7, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Wait a minute…

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CorruptionInColumbia January 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm

At such times I am reminded of the late, great, comedienne, Moms Mabley when I saw her on a talk show some decades ago. She said that she had always heard that you should only say good things about the dead. When her husband died, she was at a loss for something to say about him, then it came to her.
“He’s dead, GOOD!”

Any chance this is contagious? :-)

Or, to quote Jim Lewis (OWB), “Fucking cockroaches!”

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Worshiping the Gods of State January 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Hell yes you are right!

Most of these people are little more than vampire bats on the neck of society. Fuck them. May they rot in hell.

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M326 January 7, 2016 at 11:34 am

Billy O’Dell was a fine man. You do him great injustice speaking this way of him. He was a rare bird in the Senate–not corrupt at all.

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The Buzzman January 7, 2016 at 11:53 am

A repulsive post.

It appears your ideological fanaticism has overwhelmed your remaining sense of decency.

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Will Folks aka Sic January 7, 2016 at 12:09 pm

Sorry to have offended you, Buzz.

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Rocky Verdad January 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Will, do you think Kenny will have FLip Pogo Tango at the mediation this Spring?

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Don't Be Silly January 7, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Usually the mentally challenged aren’t required to be at things like that.

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Rocky Verdad January 7, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Good point. He probably can’t get off from safety patrol that day.

Ms.Rocky Verdud January 7, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Three posts today and all babbling bout Flip Pogo Tango! Living large in your mind! LMAO!!!!!

Have they closed the market yet?

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Living In Rocky's Mind January 7, 2016 at 12:48 pm

I’m sure you wish you could live in someone’s head, probably more roomy than Terry’s trailer.

Ms.Rocky Verdud January 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

Show some respect for the deceased,please.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T January 7, 2016 at 12:50 pm

You ain’t dead, is you?

Respect is earned. Speaking of earning, you should get a job and earn a living too.

Ms.Rocky Verdud January 7, 2016 at 12:52 pm

I live large.My own boss.That drives you ‘clock’ punchers crazy!

Supersize Me January 7, 2016 at 2:12 pm

Unemployed fat people live large and are their own boss. Thanks for admitting who, and what, you are.

Rocky Verdad January 7, 2016 at 12:54 pm

Gettin’ warm – you’re gettin’ warm.

Ms.Rocky Verdud January 7, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Thought you were boycotting me? That boycott you tried to organize the other day apparently failed.

Rocky Verdad January 7, 2016 at 12:52 pm

If you lived in my mind like I do in yours don’t you think I’d change my account name to Flip – Ms. Rocky Verdud? Me thinks you have a mental problem.

Ms.Rocky Verdud January 7, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Me thinks you are a thinskinned,bomb throwing American hating liberal that likes to dish the shit but can’t take it when it is served back at ya.

Start being nice and I might throw ya bone. :)

Rocky Verdad January 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm

Starting to see what the CNI folks were talking about.

Ms.Rocky Verdud January 7, 2016 at 1:05 pm

hee hee hee…..thinskinned Rocky….has given up about talking politics as Obama sets the world on fire,the economy collapses and Hillary is getting ready to go to prison….

Rocky Verdad January 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm

I just stopped talking with you silly. It’s not constructive, and an utter waste of time. Ta ta – got work to do. I don’t do mine at 3 a.m. like you do.

You No Thinks January 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm

If Rocky threw a bomb at you I don’t think any of us would mind.

The Buzzman January 8, 2016 at 10:01 am

Nah. You’re not. You’ll do it again, too. Doesn’t matter. I’ve always supported this site, as well as your right to do with it as you choose. We have different priorities. Yours are ideological. Mine are more centered on ethics and the accountability of public servants. Fact is, corruption knows no party or ideology. However, I do recognize that the cozy relationship between what you call RINOs and certain members of the Dem party are the very soul of corruption in SC.

Most of the “Tea Party” crowd, unfortunately, are dumb-fuck religous fanatics, racists and neo-Confederates these days. They had good ideas on the Libertarian side, but lost their way. You are not one of them, and most of them despise you.

You’re still a needed voice in SC, regardless.

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Ms.Rocky Verdud January 7, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Damn Boz.You got ONE friend in the world and are trying to piss that away? I just don’t see how this post is that bad.I thought it was respectful of his public service.

Read the obits or newspaper accounts of other politicians that pass.Do you think they left Watergate out when Nixon died or the fact that former Gov. Ann Richards from Texas was a drunk (her daughter runs abortion mill Planned Parenthood).They didn’t.

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Pogo No Job-o January 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

Hey look, it’s the guy with no friends lecturing someone on how to keep friends!

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The Buzzman January 8, 2016 at 11:23 am

Good one.

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rainbow warrior January 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

He was advocate for gay rights.Is that why you are upset?

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Superfly January 7, 2016 at 11:57 am

What will be said of Fits when he croaks? Not the time to dance on O’Dell’s grave. Poor form Fits.

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Peanut Gallery January 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm

“Eh, FITSNews sucked once they stopped posting titties anyways”

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tomstickler January 7, 2016 at 12:06 pm

If you are going to draw life inspiration from the past, movies may not be your best source.

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Will Folks aka Sic January 7, 2016 at 12:09 pm

I’m sure he was a nice guy. That’s not the point. His votes have held this state back for decades.

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Holding Us Back January 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm

When you consider who puts these guys in the legislature you realize the ones holding SC back is SC.

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The Colonel (R) January 7, 2016 at 12:42 pm

Apparently Nikki disagree with you Will: http://s23.postimg.org/ono6uuc6z/odell.jpg

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dat truf January 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm

Nikki is also trying to get a national position, and cannot be seen thumbing her nose at an old white dead rino, because where she wants to be the key players will be old white dead rinos before too long

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cuvinny January 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm

This state has been run by republican scum for decades now and the reason we are the shit hole of the USA is because this guy isn’t conservative enough.

FUCKING LOL

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Your Average Republican January 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

Well he used to be Democrat though!

It isn’t my fault that he now runs as a Republican, forcing me to vote for him.

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well-i-am into it January 7, 2016 at 12:14 pm

Please…let the man remain in peace…I am sure Leatherman didnt let him live in peace while the man was here. For that sake alone, he deserves his final rest in quite, well earned surely also for his service however we may choose to look at it. I am sure he left behind some sweet memories for his family, so lets respect those that passed on.

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utah January 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

So there’s going to be a special election held on May 10th (and primaries before that) to fill a seat until the regularly-scheduled November election–so basically to have the seat filled for one month of a legislative session? What a waste of resources.

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The Colonel (R) January 7, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Will can defend himself but I find nothing offensive about this post. Nothing in it is untrue or particularly inflammatory.

The facts are correct:

O’Dell did change parties.

He did get into a falderall with the Democrat party – at whom he thumbed his nose.

He was a very liberal Republican based on his voting record and legislative work.

There will be a special election to replace him.

I might have included his “…“What we do in this life echoes in eternity…” quotation at the end as a warning to us all, but folks (you people, not Will) – the facts are the facts. he was a RINO, he’s dead and there will be a special election to replace him – and “what you do now echos in eternity”.

Deal with it or die mad.

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Worshiping the Gods of State January 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Look at all the mourners for a corrupt politician screaming about “speak no evil of the dead”, blah blah blah

What a bunch of fools. What next, a rousing defense of Hitler on the basis we shouldn’t say truthful things about dead people?

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Barry O January 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

When I am gone my legacy will be men marrying men and my belief climate change causes it to snow in the winter.

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jimlewisowb January 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

Amazing that anyone is offended by this story

Little dude was a full blown Cockroach sucking Mother Carolina’s tit dry right along with the rest of the Cockroaches

While this Cockroach was alive more than one poster was willing to load him and the rest of the Cockroaches onto donkey carts and march them to the guillotine

It is amazing now that Odell is deader than Willie Nelson’s pecker there are voices crying out that he should receive respect (http://hatchetcreek.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-have-outlived-my-pecker-penis-poem-by.html )

Nah, that ain’t how it works – Odell was a fucking Cockroach when he was alive and now he is a dead fucking Cockroach

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Ms.Rocky Verdud January 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Oh my!!! Sing it preacher!!!

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RIP Billy January 7, 2016 at 12:34 pm

His district must have approved of him since they kept re-electing him for decades,

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CorruptionInColumbia January 7, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Which makes these events allthemore a cause for celebration when they occur. Because the majority of the electorate is terminally stupid, this is one of the few occasions when these crooks leave office. Sadly, they will select and elect another one and he or she will likely occupy that seat until he or she is removed for legal issues, they decide to leave, or this happens.

People are too stupid to watch, pay attention, and vote them out when they learn the ways and profits of corruption, which is usually 2-4 years or less in office. Thankfully, mother nature occasionally intervenes in our behalf.

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Worshiping the Gods of State January 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

For all you fucks in the Statehouse, let this serve as a nice reminder of what awaits you after you die. Most of you will be cursed under the breath of decent people who have been enlightened to what most of you are.

You may have won yourself riches on the backs of the productive, but your legacy will be worse than that of a dead homeless person, as at least when they depart their family will bear no shame for their actions.

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Who Cares January 8, 2016 at 9:20 am

Who gives a shit about legacy? As long as there’s a building, street, or bridge named after them they couldn’t care less about what people think. The point of getting into politics is to enrich yourself, and most pols are successful at doing just that. When they croak they go to heaven where all is forgiven so they don’t have to feel bad for what they’ve done.

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Agreed January 8, 2016 at 9:22 am

I think they have a rude “awakening” coming after they die, if there is a God. They better hope for their sake there isn’t one.

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Squishy123 January 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm

My “Give-A-Fuck” meter appears to be broken.

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Bible Thumper January 7, 2016 at 12:39 pm

WARNING!
Violations of Godwin’s Law below.

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TroubleBaby January 7, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Several, but they are somewhat germane. (pun fully intended)

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erneba January 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

He was first elected as a Democrat, before becoming a Republican in 2003.

“First elected to the Senate in 1988, O’Dell was a consistent vote for bigger government and higher fees and taxes..”
And after he switched to a Republican he did the exact same thing. Well, he did have to order new business card, office stationary, and meet with a group that was doing the same thing that the Democrats were doing……
Screwing the little people.

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Clem January 7, 2016 at 12:57 pm

I am a conservative. Billy was not as conservative and I but he was an honorable man.
I will miss him.

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Ms.Rocky Verdud January 7, 2016 at 1:08 pm

How stupid.A joint and the Stones for lunch?

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Nölff January 7, 2016 at 3:29 pm

He’s from Ware Shoals, my home town.

Other than that, I can’t say anything good about him.

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mamatiger92 January 7, 2016 at 3:32 pm

Home of the Catfish Feastival!

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CorruptionInColumbia January 7, 2016 at 5:32 pm

I thought that was Elgin.

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mamatiger92 January 8, 2016 at 9:09 am

There’s one in Ware Shoals for sure. Not sure about Elgin.

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Quietus January 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

Elgin is the Catfish Stomp.

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CorruptionInColumbia January 8, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Ah! In Italy, the women stomp grapes and make wine. In Elgin, they stomp fish.
:-D

Krazy Kat January 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm

As my pop used to say:
“Speak only good of the dead.
He’s dead. That’s good.”

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mascornaryinfarction January 7, 2016 at 4:25 pm

all that pork finally got’em

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OINGOBOINGO January 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm

never heard of’em. now T-RAV THATS DIFFERENT

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Clarence Boddicker January 7, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Time for an uncucked pro state’s rights candidate to step up in the district

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Fourth Estate ;) January 7, 2016 at 9:37 pm

Here’s a great example of how politicians line their pockets. I refer you to Abbeville County Parcel # 003-00-00-099. This was a modern Milliken plant, until things began to unraveled for that company, and they decided to dump it off to the County of Abbeville. It was on the books for over $ 4,300,000 for the real estate alone (not counting equipment). Milliken got a great tax writeoff by donating it to the county, who didn’t hold onto it very long. What happened next is the interesting part. Without any marketing or other effort, in April 2012, the County of Abbeville “sold” it to Billy O’Dell for $ 55,000. See Deed Book 293, page 179. I see now it’s on the books now for $ 548,170. No questions asked.

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CorruptionInColumbia January 7, 2016 at 10:49 pm

Any reservations I may have had about my earlier comments are now gone. Thanks for the filler!!!!

Fucking cockroaches!!!!

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