Category Archives: Bureaucracy

Oh Happy Day

“A U.S. judge ordered the Justice and State departments Thursday to reopen an inquiry into whether Hillary Clinton used a private email server while secretary of state to deliberately evade public records laws, and to answer whether the agencies acted in bad faith by not telling a court for months that they had asked in mid-2014 for missing emails to be returned.”

Now, will it (or they) go anywhere meaningful? Wait and see.

Via Chicago Tribune& Twitchy

UPDATE:  Just a coincidence? IRS prosecutors are ready to pounce on the Clinton Foundation for back taxes. Slick Willie’s been playing fast and loose with the “charity.” This may be a bone the elite throw to us pleebs, letting the mrs skate on everything else. As Glenn Reynolds has said: “We have the worst political class ever, but the Clintons are the worst of the worst.”

CYA at (F)amous (B)ut (I)ncomptent

As a retired FBI agent/friend once told me, the feds couldn’t find their asses with both hands. But they can sure cover their asses, eh FBI?

In a stunning display, a man who is a recognized government watchdog and had given Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz documents showing federal officials ignored the relationship among Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Rosatom, the Russian company that purchased Uranium One, had his home raided by the FBI, despite the fact that his status was protected by law.”

What law? Fart, Barf & Itch don’t follow no steenking law.

“It involved some 16 agents making a house call on whistleblower Dennis Nathan Cain. The problem here seems to be that Cain is blowing the whistle on federal law enforcement (or the nonfeasance thereof) in matters pertaining to the Clinton crime family. As if that weren’t enough, Robert Mueller’s past service as FBI Director is implicated as well.”

Famous But Incompetent has a lot of asses to find and cover this time. They’ll probably miss a few. But, as always, there’ll be lots of innocents for them to intimidate.

Via PowerLineBlog

Romance of the Rails

This good book by Randal O’Toole lays out the nationwide disaster that is urban rail transit and light rail: deferring maintenance to the tune of billions of dollars while constantly spending more billions for expansion. Never mind delays, accidents, deaths and low ridership. The pols just keep on building.

Not just in Austin, but in Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta & etc. O’Toole doesn’t examine Austin but Jim Skaggs, former Tracor CEO, sure does:

“Austin and Cap Metro transit [rail] plans being developed by ‘Project Connect’ are based on reducing current car lanes on major roadways to provide dedicated transit [rail] lanes. This ill-conceived plan would result [in] some of the most devastating negative impacts, in history, on Austin citizens’ quality-of-life and living costs.”

Because people refuse to give up their cars and, so far, government can’t make us.

Go back just two years and read Forbes contributing writer Scott Beyer on why Austin is “perhaps America’s leading rail transit failure.” A monument to government waste.

Austin and Capitol Metro go on building more while light rail and transit rail are collapsing all over the country.

You have to wonder why. Are the pols just stupid? Could be. Or corrupt? Could also be and probably is. New construction is always good for covering up the graft and bribes which are a staple of political life.

O’Toole: “Buses can not only move more people than light rail, they can do it faster.” Ah, but there’s no romance in buses, even with electric connections and free wifi at your seat. Nor near as much graft.

The feds are in Broward

At the request of Florida state law enforcement and elections, federal prosecutors are investigating election fraud in Broward County.

Via Gateway Pundit

Is Matt Whitaker a street fighter?

That’s what the country needs, after two years of courtly, feckless, under-the-radar Jeff Sessions. You’d certainly have to think so the way the Dims are after Whitaker to recuse himself from the Mueller hoax, which he reportedly won’t do. Instead he will take over for Rosenputz.

We need an AG to also take on the Dim election fraud ongoing in Florida, Georgia and Arizona; Felonia’s emails which should have gotten her an indictment; and the Clapper-Brennan-FBI-DOJ collusion in spying on the Trump campaign. Which the Mueller hoax-probe was designed to cover up.

The alleged unconstitutionality of Whitaker’s appointment is just that, alleged, while the law is clear: Whitaker can serve as acting AG for 210 days, though the clock resets once Trump nominates someone to serve in the position permanently. If Whitaker wants to be nominated he surely knows what to do.

Via Government Executive

UPDATE:  We’ll soon find out. President Trump says he’s letting Whitaker decide how to handle Mule Face and his witch hunt.

Mediacrats hit bottom, dig

“To hide their complicity in the biggest political scandal of all time, which included the weaponization of the nation’s most powerful government agencies to spy on a rival presidential campaign; the illegal leaking of classified information to friendly journalists to defame American citizens associated with the campaign; and the sabotage of an incoming presidency, the media is happy to distract us with manufactured non-scandals that advance the political interests of their friends.”

It’s likely that Trump’s declassification of FISA documents and related material, already being decried by CNN and other outlets and stalled by the DOJ and FBI, will also expose Mediacrat collusion.

Via American Greatness and PJMedia

MORE: Via RealClearInvestigations: “A trail of evidence appearing in major news outlets suggests a campaign to undermine President Trump from within the government through illegal leaks of classified information, and then thwart congressional investigators probing the disclosures.”

The city that can’t keep the lights on

Austin is a Dimocrat city, of course, and the power problem seems to be worse according to the politics. Thus our little Republican enclave in Northwest Hills suffered eight hours of no electricity yesterday. “Some burned wires,” the peon at the city utility said. “We have no estimate on a fix.”

Beginning in mid-afternoon with the temp in the 90s, it finally ended about 11 p.m., when BE and I were sweating in bed with the windows open for cross-ventilation—me remembering the 1940s-50s before air-conditioning. Her just being miserable.

Miriam has written of Republican neighborhoods in Albany, New York who “did not have potholes in their streets fixed or the snow removed (There was a lot of snow)” by the Dimocrat bureaucracy. Here we lose electric power about three times a year, sometimes from high winds, but this time there was no wind at all.

I’d complain but what’s the point. It would be a waste of time. I should get a BETO sign (the sly Hispanic nickname of the fourth-generation Irish-American Dim running for the U.S. Senate) for the the front yard. The neighbors across the street have one and their lights didn’t go out. But that wouldn’t fool ’em. They have the voting records and so they know I voted for the Republican Cruz.