More on Failed and Criminal Government {UpDated w/video’s reports}

(9 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

More of the cheney/bush/republican congress incompetent criminality coming to light, especially out of the VA, while Two Occupations were still ongoing and troops were returning for the care needed, as their brothers and sisters were returning in Flag Draped Coffins!!

IG reports detail abuses in hiring, travel, bonuses at VA technology office

Former high-ranking information technology officials at the Veterans Affairs Department gave preferential treatment to certain contractors, engaged in nepotism in hiring and, in one case, took advantage of a relationship with a supervisor for personal gain, according to a new report from the department’s inspector general……………Rest Here

First Report-PDF

Second Report-PDF

And then we have this, though known or suspected strongly at the time, book review by the author that’s hitting all over, just before the weekend political shows, of which the country will just yawn at but will enhance sales, may even drive it to number one on the best sellers lists, under Not Fiction!!

“National Security”

Ex-DHS chief links politics to terror alerts


Advancing Political Agenda at dangerous expense of the public good is a criminal act

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge claims in a new book “The Test of Our Times: America Under Siege…And How We Can Be Safe Again” that he was pressured by other members of President George W. Bush’s Cabinet to raise the nation’s terror alert level just before the 2004 presidential election.

Presssured?  Is this a bad joke?

Ridge says he objected to raising the security level despite the urgings of former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, according to a publicity release from Ridge’s publisher. He said the episode convinced him to follow through with his plans to leave the administration; he resigned on Nov. 30, 2004.

While these Machevellian acts are NOT unexpected by this terror group, what is unexpected is watching the American public continue to be hypnotized into thinking this is just some news story that is quaint to be read in a book.  It’s not. This is freakin scary!………The Rest Here

The Nexus of Politics and Terror

Did bush Deceptions Break the Law

When is this Country going to Wake Up and realize we are looked at as “Crap” on the World Stage, an Arrogant and Apathetic society sinking faster in it’s own waste!!

I just hope, and that’s slim, that the present Justice Department, and Justice Departments to come, even with the politically embedded incompetent lawyers from the previous, are taking these reports seriously. As an older adult, trying to be what we all should be ‘responsible’ and trying to leave a ‘better world’ behind, like our folks did for us till it all collapsed through no fault of theirs, I would really like to see some Accountability for the many many crimes committed, in the name of ideologies instead of as a nation trying, are brought under the Laws we have, and should be respected and followed. Or we can do what some would really like, tear up our Constitution and Flush this Nation into the History Books as Failed!!


    • jimstaro on August 21, 2009 at 17:49

    As vets await checks, VA workers get $24M bonuses

    The inspector general accused one recently retired VA official of acting “as if she was given a blank checkbook” as awards and bonuses were distributed to employees of the Office of Information and Technology in 2007 and 2008. In some cases the justification for the bonuses was inadequate or questionable, the IG said.

    The official, Jennifer S. Duncan, also engaged in nepotism and got $60,000 in bonuses herself, the IG said. In addition, managers improperly authorized college tuition payments for VA employees, some of whom were Duncan’s family members and friends. That cost taxpayers nearly $140,000…………….

    These weren’t the rank and file VA workers, who do what they can and is needed for the Veterans, these are the political appointee’s and hired contractors, padding their pockets while denying what is Owed To Those Who Serve!!

    • banger on August 21, 2009 at 22:26

    like cattle and herded into bizarre fantasies were they reside to this day. Most Americans don’t want to believe the truth but are happy to be anesthetized–that is the tragedy. If you are a progressive you can’t very well believe that “the people” should have power. Look how quickly the silliest amongst us will swallow the most absurd and childish lies.

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