September 13, 2012
Another Scandal At The Holder Justice Department
minor scandal, granted, but one that may tell us something about the quality of the people
Attorney General Eric Holder has hired.
On Sunday, I picked up a copy of J. Christian Adams's
hoping that it would include descriptions of some of the scandals in our scandal-plagued
It does. (And the book doesn't even mention "Fast and Furious".)
Here's one scandal, of many:
The ascendancy of leftwing activists has resulted not only in political bias in the Civil
Rights Division, but in startling unprofessionalism as well. For example, for several
months beginning in January 2010, a rash of stolen wallets and pilfered cash was reported
inside the secure offices of the Civil Rights Division's Housing and Voting Sections.
Sending out notices after each crime, Voting Section chief Chris Herren essentially copied
and pasted the same email, changing just a few words. "It appears that there was
another theft of money from a wallet in the Voting Section today," read one notice, followed
shortly thereafter by another proclaiming, "It appears that there was yet another
theft of money from a wallet in the Voting Section today." The appearance of an
outright criminal inside the Civil Rights Division surely fulfilled Tom Perez's vow to transform
the agency, though not in the way he had implied. (p. 87)
I'm not familiar with law offices, but I believe that petty theft is uncommon inside most
Cross posted at
Jim Miller on Politics.
Posted by Jim Miller at September 13, 2012
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J. Christian Adams. He's the 'new Black Panthers' propaganda guy. He's picking your pockets with fabulist stories about the evil Dems.
Jim Miller and J. Christian Adams just want to stir the pot and see if any shekels rise to the surface.
headless @1 - I don't know who is right; you or J. Christian Adams, but he wrote a book and you are just making snide comments on a blog.
If he is making up stories and falsehoods, please provide evidence, links, etc. to support your position.
Missing support for your statements, I'll just have to assume you just want to "stir the pot and see if any shekels rise to the surface."
An author picks a reader's pockets?
What am I missing here?
(badly mangled metaphors, psychotic similes?)
Woe to those who call good evil and evil good....Isaiah 5:20
Leftist despots like Eric Holder would to well to listen up to that warning. And that goes for you to, Headlice.
Jim, I also heard that in the Department of Agriculture there is someone that takes the last cup of coffee and doesn't make a new pot.
Do conservatives even make sense any more? Are you really this absurd?
Jim Miller, self-parody.
7. So, Mike BS and Demo K, you two consider theft of wallets and cash insignificant, just a prank, or what? I would hate to hear the squeals and calls for justice if your wallets or cash were ever stolen! The more thuggery we accept, the less moral and safe our society becomes.
re 3: As a pot of soup or stew cooks, the heavier items sink to the bottom. If you stir the pot, the heavier items come to the surface. Hence, someone who is just dleiberately making trouble is said to be 'stirring the pot."
Are you following this so far?
If I then say that the author and Jim Miller are merely 'stirring the pot' in the hopes that (surprise surprise) some shekels will rise to the surface, the reader with a little on the ball realizes that I am impugning the motives of the writer of the book and the person who is promoting that writer's book.
I am not too subtly implying that the author is writing books to excite the paranoid phantasies rubes like you.
I would ask our smirking loud lefty's where their red line is?
What crime rises to to your level of outrage? Draw your line and show who you are.
A 5 yr old snitching gum?
A 12 yr old stealing condoms?
An 18 yr old stealing beer?
A 24 yr old stealing steak?
When does theft become theft in your eyes?
Oh wait. I bet I know.
When someone steals from YOU.
headless, demo, and mbs - are the allegations from this book true or false?
If false, do you have links to your sources refuting these claims?
If they are true, then as Ragnar asked, when does theft become theft?
I'll add - if they are true, then why do you belittle the exposure of the thefts?
Stealing wallets and petty cash happens. It is wrong. People shouldn't do it. People who get caught doing it should be punished.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, maybe one of you can explain how this is a Justice Dept scandal.
Will Jim's police blotter report be a regular feature? I prefer his running series of Stuff I Would Write About If I Were Seattle Times Editor -- but not by much.
12. Would the resident Leftists be so eager to minimize the scandal if there was rampant stolen wallets and purloined cash when Michael Mukasey was AG? Alberto Gonzales? John Ashcroft? Somehow I doubt they would be as dismissive as they are now with Eric Holder.
13. That's just it---the hard left cannot gather for too long before starting to behave badly. Just look at OWS---
#11 -- Did I read this correctly,? You are really asking why theft by employees of the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT is a scandal?
Please tell me you are kidding.
#11 -- Did I read this correctly,? You are really asking why theft by employees of the JUSTICE DEPARTMENT is a scandal?
Please tell me you are kidding.
I would like to hear both Romney and Ryan mention Fast and Furious and other scandals in the Justice Department more than they have been.
I know this is an aside, but there are plenty of criticisms besides the economy that are significant to talk about. If these items are not brought up in the effort to change - why would the average voter think they would change much in the Justice Dept.?
Therein lies the reason why this race is still a toss-up when Romney should be up by 7-10 points.
Matt: Is speeding by a DOJ employee a departmental scandal? How about DUI? Sounds like a personal failing to me.
How do you know the thief was a DOJ employee? I am sure there are hundreds of people including contractors, vendors, and visitors roaming through those offices daily.
I love watching you guys get lathered up. Please, tell us what Eric Holder should do to make sure THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN!!!!
scottd - "A minor scandal, granted, but one that may tell us something about the quality of the people Attorney General Eric Holder has hired.
Jim flat out stated this was minor. Others decided to "shoot the messenger" without providing facts that the message was false.
If this story is correct, what does it say that in our own Department of Justice we have employees that routinely rip off other employees?
If it is visitors ripping off DoJ employees, what does that say for security in one of our top government offices?
I agree that Holder should not spend time on this - he should be addressing Fast and Furious and other major scandals.
Good point, Southern!
What does it say about the DOJ that they can't guarantee that none of the hundreds of thousands of folks entering their offices ever commits minor pilfering?
I suggest daily polygraphs and strip searches for everyone entering or leaving the building. It may be a minor breach in your book, but Jim thought it was important enough to note. Are you suggesting the DOJ should just let it go?
Gotta love the convenience of your situational ethics, eh loud lefty's?
Right is wrong depending on the circumstance... or the political situation.
The question is which came first? Dismissive ethics or dismissive ethics because of a media that only wants to report violations of the people whose politics they don't like. Are the situational ethics the cause or the result?
re 9: How about a banker selling bogus financial products and causing millions of people to lose their life savings? Does that rise to your level of outrage?
And don't forget, Bush bailed the banks out, not Obama.
How about a million dead Iraqis because Bush started a war under false pretenses?
You people are childish.
scottd - what proof do you have that these thefts are committed by the visiting public?
What proof do you have that these thefts are committed in places accessible to the public?
What knowledge do you have of how much free roaming the public may do in this building?
I suppose you are correct. Where there is a gathering of criminals, we should expect to see higher crime rates. Thus, with all the criminals freely roaming about DoJ, we shouldn't be surprised or shocked that the crimes are happening, petty as they may be.
You know what I suggest scott? I suggest the administration have RESPECT for the money and property entrusted to them. Of course we know they don't respect our tax dollars so why would we expect them to respect something lost and found.
Newsflash lefty: "finders keeper' is still THEFT. A moral person, entity, administration would place a higher responsibility on protecting something of another more than their own. That you never learned that speaks volumes.
You have such an indulgence for minor theft - go ahead and post the of where you'll leave you car with the keys in it. It will only be a minor theft - maybe your garage door opener... or some mail you left lying under your dirty socks
You want to go there Warm Prune? JOHN CORZINE
Oh wait. That's right. The Obama Department of INjustice refused to prosecute the premier Obama cash bundler.
25. Southernroots@2: If you've been following along, it's obvious that the mindless one doesn't have much of a history of being right.
21: Bush started a war under false pretenses
Bzzt. Wrong. As I pointed out before in a different thread, Bush went to Congress, unlike the current resident at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Congress (including quite a few prominent Democrats) authorized the action on Iraq.
(A teaching moment for you here, mindless. See that highlighted "unlike" and "authorized"? Those are links to websites with information backing up each of my assertions. It's called citing a source. I know you know nothing about such things, but you might want to try it sometime.)
And maybe you should brush up on your constitution. Only Congress has the power to declare war.
27. The Obama Department of INjustice refused to prosecute the premier Obama cash bundler.
Rags, for once you and I can agree on something. That was a goddamned disgrace.
Is Romney going to do something about that? If he was, I'd probably vote for him. Fat chance of that...
28. These episodes of theft go to credibility. An agency (or administration) that shrugs its shoulders to minor internal criminal acts lacks accountability, which can eventually leads to a lack of credibility. The problem is that Holder's DOJ already lacks credibility due to it's (among others) handling of the Fast and Furious scandal and its condoning of voter indimidation by a racist black supremist organization. In the end these thefts will probably end up being just a few more short nails in the coffin of the most amateurish and corrupt administration in this nation's history.
29. Am I surprised that Democrat's steal from other Democrat's? Not really. Stealing from other's is for the most part an already established and highly encouraged practice within the DNC platform.
re 26: Let's replace Bush's name with Obama's and see if your scenario hods true.
Suppose Obama (Bush) knowingly lied to congress, the American people, and the world about Iraq obtaining yellowcake uranium, and, under the aegis of that lie obtained the OK to engage in hostilities; does that mean that the war wasn't started under false pretenses because he may have been proceeduraly correct.
You are a numbskull.
The scandal that bothers me is the Kathleen Sebelius episode of committing a Hatch Act violation. When a high-level woman in the Bush Adminstration violated this law, W fired her. Which was apppopriate.
But b/c Sebelius is a democrat, it wasn't seen as necessary to fire her because illegal acts are okay to commit as long as you have a D after your name. And while ignorance of the law is no excuse for the rest of us, it is okay as long as you are a democrat.
30: I always hear this stupid "Bush lied" claim yet have never seen anyone provide a shred of evidence. You must also be in tensor's make-believe world.
Oh, and I notice how the claim keeps shifting about what exactly he "lied" about. Don't you all get the same memo? So how come you are all so inconsistent?
34. This is off topic, but related to federal government bureau scandals. I just watched the last part of the send-off at Andrews for the patriots murdered at our embassies/consulates this week. Hearing this week that the State Department led by Hillary Clinton was warned in advance of the danger, and that the normal protocol anyway was no armed military guard assigned to these consulates/embassies, I had real difficulty watching the military now presiding over these brave men's dead bodies at Andrews. I guess our state department will let them guard dead bodies, just not live ones. What a filthy scandal this one is. Hillary and Obama must go.
re 33: Proof for the Village Idiot:
Now you can't claim you have not seen the evidence, you can only say you don't believe it.
36. re 34: People like you are the reason that Rupert Murdoch is a billionnaire.
Well, now that the Middle East has exploded against the United States, we now see what Obama's idea of "they will love us again if I am elected" looks like.
I'm not impressed. Once again, we see that appeasement just doesn't work. And we now learn that Obama has blown off his daily intelligence briefings and Israel (again) so he can go hang with rich celebrities at fundraisers and go to interviews with magazines relatively few people read.
Vote Romney/Ryan and put the grown-ups back in charge again. We can't afford any less.
Uh-oh...US credit being downgraded again.
Can we please have a competent president in 2013? this one's not up to the job.
39. Speaking of the 'evil rich'----with Chris Hansen's arena deal going thru, can we please stop with the 'evil rich' meme, since without his $$ there would be no arena?
Obama and mindless are both wrong with regard to justice.
Cognitive Dissonance and then some describes all Obama supporters who don't assimilate in their brains what is really going on.
They know they are hypocrites (progressives), yet they still persist in being pernicious toward Romney/Ryan - yet they cannot truthfully reconcile that they are not an improvement. They know the mideast is a powder keg thanks in large to Obama's policies. Economically, we are a basket case, thanks in large to Obama's polilcies. Even if Romney spent like Bush (which he doesn't - he does not spend nearly as much) he would be a marked improvement.
If Romney gets elected in 2012, he could easily campaign about Obama driving the car into the ditch and going back to the big government policies that got us in the ditch, when he campaigns in 2016. However, I am betting that won't have to resort to the fallback position, which is bogus that Obama has employed for 2012.
I was only confused on the point of your adding Jim to the list of people you claim hope to profit from a sensationalist book.
I doubt Jim has any monetary interest in the enterprise.
As for paranoia, I doubt I've posted anything here from which one could draw such an inference -- or are you once again, lumping several people together into one slur? There's a term for that, isn't there?
35: Hey idiot, I'll see your leftist "Leading to War" movie and raise you
Looks like the left doesn't even believe your movie's supposed "evidence". Since I found all these in less than a 15 mins of searching, makes me think you've got your head buried next to the mindless one's.
Got anything else?
re 41 and 42: A lot of you guys remind me of bargain basement WFB,jr wannabes.
You are oblivious to the fact that you've been bested repeated times -- by me -- and I don't even have a head.
My wife just made me a martini, so I'm off. Toodle-ooo!!
idiot again @ 36: So Alexander Lebedev (owner of the UK's Independent newspaper) is an alias of Rupert Murdoch?
But then we've see what tabloid junk you think is "evidence."
@43 - You may be illegally married after Nov. 7th. Gay marriage may be voted down here or you are full of dog squeeze. I'd bet on the later.
You are a textbook case of cognitive dissonance.
43: "bested repeated times -- by me "
Thanks for the laugh, mindless. You can't even argue (debate) your way out of a wet paper sack.
47. You can't even argue (debate) your way out of a wet paper sack.
Nor does Warm Prune... juice even attempt to do so. He comes in, dumps his constipation from the body missing its head, then sits back and stokes his own ego telling himself how clever he is.
Most of us appreciate a good debate. Warm prune offers nothing but babble. You can't debate babble or mindless drivel. Ignore him.
It isn't just the Fox viewers that are misinformed:
49. re 47: Warm prune juice and poo metaphors? Get an analyst.
50. If this were George Bush's DOJ in Sept. '04, this would be a major scandal for NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, NYT, LAT, etc. and Demo Kid, Headless, MikeBS, scottd etc. would dutifully agree.
51. re 50 -- ...as if stealing Ohio wasn't enough in 2004.
re 50 -- ...as if stealing Ohio wasn't enough in 2004.
53. Criminal enterprise and the Obama Administration are quickly becoming synonomous.
mindless @ 51 & 52: What, you couldn't find any credible sources for your conspiracy theory? You're really trying to say that Bush somehow stole 118775 votes? But King County couldn't steal a few hundred votes in 2004 for Gregoire?
Also noted that one of your sources there (artistdogboy) further contradicts your claims about 'trillions of dollars' for unbudgeted wars.
You really should stop opening your mouth and providing further proof of how really foolish you are.
@52 - just because Bush did not steal Ohio in 2004 - mindless and the rest of the neo-marxists are stuck on stupid and sore losers. Every one of those articles are bogus propaganda pieces and have been proven so.
It doesn't mean Obama won't try it in 2012, with their baseless lies and distortions the aid of the DOJ - obviously they are out to win Oiho (lol) any way legal or illegal they can.
It is a sad commentary, but this country is teetering on the verge of becoming a banana republic. Nov. 6th will be telling - vigilance where there is evidence of fraud or cheating is important. Black pastors have started to discouraging people in their congregation from voting - they are opening their eyes to the truth. Kudos to them.
No Christian should vote for Obama in 2012 or they have shown themselves to be sellouts to Godless marxism. Sounds absolute, but it's the right thing to do !
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