Is anyone else repulsed? Foreign governments ensnared, lead and supporting actors retaining mega-bucks advisors–who hire yet others–even Florida’s DMV may get on stage. Never mind the media resources being expended. Could not a few homeless families be housed with the millions being wasted on this lint-obsessed navel-gazing?
One or more investigations will ultimately get to the bottom of why a third of New Jersey Transit’s rail fleet was in harm’s way when Sandy struck. A similar fate struck busses in New Orleans, suggesting it’s high time that an equipment evacuation template be both available–which I suspect is the case–and used–which was not the case here. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/18/us-storm-sandy-newjersey-railway-idUSBRE8AG0K220121118
Senator So-and-So recommends this person? Good enough, until Katrina hits or the appointee’s official car runs off the road. State highway safety director reassigned following revelations of driving violations.
So somebody charged with stealing from one union has also been suspected of diverting/misusing the funds of another. Some would call these co-inky-dinks a red flag, but not the seemingly color-blind officials in the second union. A story worth watching as it unfolds further.
Maureen Dowd captures the Petraeus mess–sad, tragic, even comic, yet real-world, an affair fueled by the same hubris so often center-stage in Washington’s policy games. Oh, and talk about a crush, I’m ready to pin up Dowd’s writing on my wall. I don’t always agree with her but passages such as “His fall started with Sophocles . . .” make my knees weak.
So to fund her horse-breeding activities, among other things, this woman stole $53 million from the 16,000 citizens of Dixon, Illinois, where she was comptroller. This equals $3300 from every man, woman and child–some probably distant relatives of Ronald Reagan, a Dixon native. “What’s wrong with small town financial controls?” you ask. Better question is “What financial controls?”