It Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better.
WASHINGTON, DC - - - NOV. 3, 2015. [From the editions of THE WASHINGTON POST] The Department of Veterans Affairs has suspended a relocation program used by two senior executives to obtain more than $400,000 in questionable moving expenses and moved to discipline the officials, a senior agency leader said Monday. Danny Pummill, acting undersecretary for benefits, told lawmakers on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee that VA is “doing a relook at moving programs throughout the agency” and reconsidering how it promotes and transfers senior executives, “so everything is being done for the right reasons.” [Senior executives abused their positions to get plum jobs and perks, watchdog says] “We weren’t paying attention to everything we should have been paying attention to,” Pummill said. “We need to do a better job of that.” Congress is investigating the executives for allegedly abusing their positions to get plum jobs and perks, part of a pattern of unjustified moving incentives and transfers identified by VA’s watchdog. The committee subpoenaed Pummill, the executives and the two lowerranking regional benefits managers they forced to accept job transfers against their will, according to investigators. But the executives, Diana Rubens and Kimberly Graves, refused to testify, telling the committee they were asserting their Fifth Amendment rights under the Constitution to protect themselves against selfincrimination. [Lawmakers demand answer from VA on “shockingly unethical misuse of funds" by executives] Rubens, director of the Philadelphia regional office for the Veterans Benefits Administration, and Graves, director of the St. Paul, Minn., regional office for the VBA, face possible criminal prosecution.
Pummill said their punishment for administrative misconduct will be one of the first cases handled under a new law that speeds up dismissals and other discipline against VA senior executives, who now have far fewer appeal rights than they once did. Pummill replaced Allison Hickey, who was forced to resign after the report by the inspector general’s office recommended VA take administrative action against her for poor oversight of the relocation program. [Relocation program for executives should be scrutinized across government, watchdog says] He declined to say what action the agency is taking against Rubens and Graves, who kept their salaries of $181,497 and $173,949, respectively, even though the new positions they took had less responsibility, overseeing a fraction of the employees at lower pay levels. Between salary increases and relocation expenses, the VBA spent $1.8 million to reassign 23 senior executives from fiscal 2013 to fiscal 2015, investigators found. In all but two cases, the new jobs came with pay raises, despite a White House imposed freeze on senior executives’ pay — and a widely publicized ban on bonuses stemming from a backlog of outstanding claims for disability benefits. “VA exists for veterans, not for itself or the unjust enrichment of its senior employees,” the committee’s chairman, Rep. Jeff Miller (RFla.), said of the scheme.
Acting inspector general Linda Halliday disclosed in September that Rubens and Graves “inappropriately used their positions of authority for personal and financial benefit” when they forced lowerranking officials to transfer out of their positions and then filled the vacancies themselves. Pummill said the agency has suspended its relocation program pending a review of how effectively it’s being monitored. The program, run by the General Services Administration, pays private contractors a 27 percent fee to sell homes of senior executives who switch jobs. But it is supposed to be used only rarely for hardtofill jobs; Rubens and Graves sought out their new assignments. Linda Halliday told the committee that while VA should make multiple changes to its transfer and relocation programs for senior executives, the most critical change will be ensuring that those who abused the program are punished. “What about the culture change?” Rep. Dan Benishek (RMich.) asked Pummell. His response was candid. “It’s devastating that the senior leaders are not held as accountable as the lowest people in the organization,” he said, acknowledging VA’s persistent problems with morale. He said Sloan Gibson, the agency’s second in command, “understands that we have an accountability problem.” “We pay out of a lot of money,” Pummill said. “We have to be accountable to the Congress of the United States.”
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Linwood "Woody" Kaine, 24, son of Hillary Clinton's erstwhile running mate, US Senator Tim Kaine (Jackass, Virginia), was arrested on March 4, 2017, along with four others, for 2nd degree riot in St. Paul, Minnesota.March 8, 2017 »» Happy Halloween!
March 7, 2017 »» Grassy Knoll Redux? Trump vs. The CIA.
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Remember all those marvelous old Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce B&W Sherlock Holmes movies? Most of them took place in London - - - a London that no longer exists. According to the most recent Census, London a city of 8.2 million people, is populated by only 44% "White British." The Black population is 1,090,000.March 5, 2017 »» SNL to Whitey : Eat Shit & Die!
The Asian population (mostly from India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan) is 1,500,000. Tuberculosis, after 1960, became extinct within the environs of London; but now it has made a roaring comeback. There are now a reported 2,400 TB cases in London and there are probably just as many unreported cases.
While still relatively rare, tuberculosis of the brain is being diagnosed with increasing frequency, turning its unfortunate sufferers into walking zombies. London's Third-World future has already arrived and this future is more and more a new multi-colored horror show than an old feel-good B&W Basil Rathbone flick!
"Your Psychotic Breaks Will Continue, and even worsen, Unless You
Take the Pills I've Prescribed for You!" said Maxine Waters' Doctor.
Except in one or two rare instances during the eight-years of American agony under the tutelage of Barry Obama, Saturday Night Live failed to poke fun at our god-like, brownish President. SNL is making up for lost time in a bigly way! Their latest painfully unfunny spoof of the Trump Administration has a Black maid giving a shit pie to a Forrest Gump/Jeff Sessions character, who is sitting on a bus-bench, bothering people with inane talk - - - just like in the anti-White film, The Help.March 4, 2017 »» The Gospel According to Trump : Obama is A Sicko!
Now there's a knee-slapper! We all know the answer to this question : Why didn't SNL depict Pres. Barry as a money-grubbin' coyote, running drug cartel members across the Mexico/Texas border?
Now there's a brain teaser! Or how about a spoof of spaced-out Barry as Tony Montana - - - say hello to my little friend!? Or Barry as one of the more "flamboyant" cast members of The Boys in the Band? Hey SNL, can I get a witness?
THE FIRE - - - THIS TIME!
Loretta Lynch Calls for Blood in the Streets!
At 5:30AM - - - while you should have been sleeping - - - the current occupant of the Executive Mansion in the District of Criminals tweeted® as follows : "How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the sacred election process? This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!" Looks like THE DONALD is trying to make BARRY O'BIMBO emerge from the shadows! This promises to be fun. Get out your stale popcorn, folks!March 3, 2017 »» So Many Illegals, So Little Time . . .
WHAT A NUT! Next Trump Will Claim that Nancy Pelosi Tapped His Phones, Hoping to Hear Russian Accents!
This week Daniela Vargas, a foreign national from Argentina and beautiful country where Yours Truly has friends and acquaintances, was arrested by ICE in Jackson, Mississippi. She was the star attraction at a news conference publicly staged by the "Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance." (She is here dubbed a "star attraction" because she attended the Jackson, Mississippi Open Borders news conference dressed in the uniform of an American lesbian). Her lawyer, Abigail Peterson, claims that her client's First Amendment rights have been abridged. Ms. Peterson also claims that Daniela was singled out for ICE arrest because "Danny" is an obvious a lesbian.March 2, 2017 »» Mannix to the Rescue!
Her client can easily practice her First Amendment rights by sending a whiny letter to the New York Times from the ICE lock-up; but if "Danny" Vargas is deported back to Argentina, she might want to lose the American lesbian outfit for the benefit of her own physical safety!
It's obvious that Trump or Sessions won't investigate themselves, seeing that they're both obvious Russian puppets and double agents!
The Democrats should hire Joe Mannix - - - he'll get the goods on those bent Republican bums!
The Democrats Open a Restaurant on Capitol Hill Where Jeff Sessions is Served Fresh!
March 2, 2017 »» The Democrats React!
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly called for the establishment of an office within ICE [to be called VOICE] that will act as a liaison with "known victims of crimes committed by removable aliens." Fox News, February 21, 2017.
From Left to Right : Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, and Steny Hoyer.
March 1, 2017 »» Hillary Clinton's IQ Will Amaze & Astonish You!
Feb. 28, 2017 »» Fallout of Nov. 8, 2016.
Do you know that the Black turnout declined by 22% in 2016, across the nation, in comparison to 2012?Mardi Gras, 2017 »» Break Up the GOOGLE® Monopoly!
Trump got 34% of the Hispanic vote in 2016. George W. Bush received 38% of the Hispanic vote in 2004.
According to today's editions of the Wall Street Journal, 93% of all search engine inquiries in the United States go through the Google search engine. Break up the GOOGLE® monopoly! Big hint to the FTC!