May 25, 2010
Much Like Eddie Murphy's Girlfiend, Government Bureaucrats Like to Party All the Time, Party All the Time, Party All the Time
Posted by Gregory of Yardale at May 25, 2010 12:13 PM
Staff members at an agency that oversees offshore drilling accepted tickets to sports events, lunches and other gifts from oil and gas companies and used government computers to view pornography, according to an Interior Department report alleging a culture of cronyism between regulators and the industry.
In at least one case, an inspector for the Minerals Management Service admitted using crystal methamphetamine and said he might have been under the influence of the drug the next day at work, according to the report by the acting inspector general of the Interior Department.
A few weeks ago, Republicans tried to pass a law that would have made it possible to fire Government bureaucrats for watching porn on the job. Democrats shot it down, of course.
So, here's our long-distance dedication to all those SEC Regulators, Minerals Management bureaucrats, and... of course, to the Obamas, too --- for showing us that even in the midst of a brutal recession, it's okay to throw ridiculously opulent shindigs that Emperor Caligula would have called "Maybe a bit much."