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Loss and Prophet (UPDATED)

by baldilocks

So the IRS lost two years worth of Lois Lerner’s emails? Huh.

And they are say­ing that it’s a hard disc error? Hmm.

And there are no servers with these emails on them? Imag­ine that.

And the House Ways and Means Com­mit­tee Chair­man has asked the…wait for it…the Depart­ment of Jus­tice to inves­ti­gate these “miss­ing” emails? I’m sure that Attor­ney Gen­eral Eric Holder will get right on that.

I remem­ber when For­mer Pres­i­dent Clinton’s National Secu­rity Adviser, Sandy Berger, absent-​mindedly walked out o the National Archives with clas­si­fied doc­u­ments which had fallen into his socks. Then, one day, as he was walk­ing around the house with the doc­u­ments in hand, he tripped and dropped the doc­u­ments. They, unfor­tu­nately fell into the blades of the scis­sors which were lying on the floor and they were turned into ribbons.

For his “unfor­tu­nate mishap,” Berger received a mis­de­meanor ver­dict of unau­tho­rized removal and reten­tion of clas­si­fied mate­r­ial, was fined $50,000, placed on pro­ba­tion for two years and stripped of his secu­rity clear­ance for three years — and received no jail time. That was in 2005.

Sar­casm off.

I’m guess­ing that one of the Clin­tons wrote a check to Mr. Berger. Ser­vices ren­dered and all that.

There was some out­cry online for a bit, but it died down and the Left took note. So did I.

Back then, it seemed to me that this brazen inci­dent of theft and destruc­tion of clas­si­fied doc­u­ments — and its out­come – was some sort of test. The Left wanted to see what it would be able to get away with, and it did indeed see. Berger basi­cally got away with his heist and it was the prover­bially har­bin­ger of things to come.

As a result, and with the inau­gu­ra­tion of Pres­i­dent Obama in 2009, the Left and its pri­mary host, the Demo­c­rat Party, have upped the ante: more theft, more egre­gious law-​breaking and each time, the stakes become larger. The sec­ondary host — main­stream media out­lets like the New York Times–does its part by fail­ing to report these crimes.

The peren­nial ques­tion remains: what are you, the Peo­ple, going to do about it?

UPDATED: The har­bin­ger may have hap­pened a bit ear­lier than I thought.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2009; the sec­ond edi­tion in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!

by baldilocks

So the IRS lost two years worth of Lois Lerner’s emails? Huh.

And they are saying that it’s a hard disc error? Hmm.

And there are no servers with these emails on them? Imagine that.

And the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman has asked the…wait for it…the Department of Justice to investigate these “missing” emails? I’m sure that Attorney General Eric Holder will get right on that.

I remember when Former President Clinton’s National Security Adviser, Sandy Berger, absent-mindedly walked out o the National Archives with classified documents which had fallen into his socks. Then, one day, as he was walking around the house with the documents in hand, he tripped and dropped the documents. They, unfortunately fell into the blades of the scissors which were lying on the floor and they were turned into ribbons.

For his “unfortunate mishap,” Berger received a misdemeanor verdict of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material, was fined $50,000, placed on probation for two years and stripped of his security clearance for three years—and received no jail time. That was in 2005.

Sarcasm off.

I’m guessing that one of the Clintons wrote a check to Mr. Berger. Services rendered and all that.

There was some outcry online for a bit, but it died down and the Left took note. So did I.

Back then, it seemed to me that this brazen incident of theft and destruction of classified documents—and its outcome–was some sort of test. The Left wanted to see what it would be able to get away with, and it did indeed see. Berger basically got away with his heist and it was the proverbially harbinger of things to come.

As a result, and with the inauguration of President Obama in 2009, the Left and its primary host, the Democrat Party, have upped the ante: more theft, more egregious law-breaking and each time, the stakes become larger. The secondary host—mainstream media outlets like the New York Times–does its part by failing to report these crimes.

The perennial question remains: what are you, the People, going to do about it?

UPDATED: The harbinger may have happened a bit earlier than I thought.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!