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From Keith Olbermann’s The News Hole a wonderful bit of information on the War on Terror™ as practiced by the Shrubbery in KEEPING THE WORLD SAFE FROM SHAM MARRIAGES:

Federal prosecutors counted immigration violations, marriage fraud and drug trafficking among anti-terror cases in the four years after 9/11 even though no evidence linked them to terror activity, a Justice Department audit said Tuesday.

Overall, nearly all of the terrorism-related statistics on investigations, referrals and cases examined by department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine were either diminished or inflated. Only two of 26 sets of department data reported between 2001 and 2005 were accurate, the audit found.

Can we just stop pretending they care?

February 21, 2007   4 Comments

Walter Reed

Melissa wonders Why the government allowed the situation to deteriorate so badly at Walter Reed, and Colonel Lang calls it Bureaucracy’s Cost as he notes that head should roll.

People may remember that Rumsfeld put Walter Reed on the the base closing list. I objected at the time because it would be stupid to close a military hospital during a war with casualties being flown in daily.

Apparently buildings that weren’t being used daily were allowed to deteriorate to save what funds that were available to be used for those buildings that were in steady use. Mold, mildew, mice and cockroaches can readily overtake an unoccupied, unheated building near bodies of water. It takes a lot less time than most people would believe. The money in the Pentagon budget for maintaining military bases is being plundered for other projects.

Be that as it may, as Colonel Lang points out, people must be held responsible, I would point out that this has been going on for a very long time, and was first reported by people stationed at Fort Stewart¹ years ago. The current resident at the White House and his minions just don’t give a damn.

1. Transcript of Kris Osborn reporting on Fort Stewart for the Lou Dobbs Tonight show 10/21/2003 on CNN.

February 21, 2007   2 Comments

I Am Not Amused

I have spent three hours on the telephone having an individual repeat a three-letter sequence that I had given to him to type in. During the last half-hour I was beset by three cats inside and a dozen cats outside wondering where dinner was.

Then this individual asks “what does LTP mean?” I responded that I didn’t have the faintest idea, and wondered why he had asked. He responded: “if you don’t know, why do you want me to type it in?” To which I responded: “excuse me, but I have been telling you to type in LPT which is an abbreviation for line printer, which is, after all, what we are attempting to get to work.”

Ten minutes later the cats were being fed.

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February 21, 2007   6 Comments