Thursday, December 21, 2006

Just another Clinton crony destroying evidence to help his boss

Report Says Berger Hid Archive Documents

President Clinton's national security adviser removed classified documents from the National Archives, hid them under a construction trailer and later tried to find the trash collector to retrieve them, the agency's internal watchdog said Wednesday.
Inspector General Paul Brachfeld reported that National Archives employees spotted Berger bending down and fiddling with something white around his ankles.
Later, when Berger was confronted by Archives officials about the missing documents, he lied by saying he did not take them, the report said.
"He headed toward a construction area. ... Mr. Berger looked up and down the street, up into the windows of the Archives and the DOJ (Department of Justice), and did not see anyone," the interview notes said.

He then slid the documents under a construction trailer, according to the inspector general. Berger acknowledged that he later retrieved the documents from the construction area and returned with them to his office.
The notes said Berger had not been aware that Archives staff had been tracking the documents he was provided because of earlier suspicions from previous visits that he was removing materials.

So because he worked for Clinton this wasn't a major scandal?

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

But I thought they took the jobs Americans wouldn't do?

Applicants line up to fill jobs left empty by Swift plant raid

The line of applicants hoping to fill jobs vacated by undocumented workers taken away by immigration agents at the Swift & Co. meat-processing plant earlier this week was out the door Thursday.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Seasons Greetings?

It's that time of year and I must send out the appropriate greetings, so here goes:

For My Democrat Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great -- not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. And without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual preference of the wishes.

For My Republican Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

It's too stressful to encourage success

Citing Stress, School Stops Publishing Honor Roll

Richards said one parent with three children attending Needham High told him publishing the honor roll is a constant cause of stress in her family. According to that parent, one of the three students routinely made the honor roll while the other two did not.
Richards said publishing of the honor roll represented "an unhealthy focus on grades." He pointed out that there are a lot of other ways that students achieve, such as in clubs, musicals, concerts, athletics and community service.

A school recognizing its best students has an "unhealthy focus" on grades? Do they now want to give credit for AFTER school activities? Why don't we get rid of grades all together and pretend everyone has equal abilities? That sounds like the recipe for a productive and successful society. Oh, that's right, we don't want to encourage success cuz that makes other people feel bad.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Terror in the skies

Flatulence leads US jet to divert

An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Nashville after passengers reported the smell of sulphur from burning matches.

The matches were found on the seat of a woman who had attempted to conceal the odour of flatulence with the matches, Nashville airport authorities said.