cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Government “slow-walking” is readily apparent all too often. This “slow-walking” is the game that is played when a federal government employee is finally found to be incompetent, doing something illegal or simply goofing off. These are civil service employees and they enjoy a level of protection not afforded to employees in the private sector.
M.D. Kittle of Wisconsin Reporter has been the rough equivalent of a Pit Bull as it relates to his dogged (pun intended) pursuit of the story surrounding the Government Accountability Board (GAB) and the investigations it has been part of over interpretation of Chapter 11 of Wisconsin’s campaign financing statutes. This chapter is essentially the driving force behind the John Doe investigation in which the GAB participated alongside Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm for low these many, many months consuming untold amounts of taxpayer funds. Not to mention the toll that this whole experience has taken on those who have had their lives turned upside down in late night raids on their residences
The Tomah, Wi Veteran’s Hospital has earned a nickname that is astounding. It is called “Candy Land” and that is not a sought-after euphemism. That name evolved from the heavy-handed distribution of narcotic drugs to veterans.
General David Petraeus may have more problems in the very near future. His case has been reviewed by the U.S. Justice Department and the findings indicate that he should be charged. It now sits on the desk of Attorney General Eric Holder and news reports indicate that it isn’t uncommon for Justice Department officials to reject these kinds of recommendations.