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(Law and Crime)   That White House spy that the DOJ banned from their building after she was caught trying to get info on the status of various investigations? Trump's already rewarded her with a 3-year gig on the Board of Visitors for the US Air Force Academy   (lawandcrime.com) divider line
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2020-12-04 11:42:27 AM  
No one has ever been as dedicated to such a far reaching attempt at corrupting American institutions. It's amazing.
 
2020-12-04 1:31:25 PM  
I mean, can the Air Force literally say "f*ck off" or is this even a position with teeth?
 
2020-12-04 2:52:09 PM  
Everything is transactional for him. Which is why he can't stand the concept of him getting kicked out of office without some sort of exchange of goods.

Biden doesn't plan to prosecute Trump, which is a farking mistake.
 
2020-12-04 3:12:56 PM  
Oh yeah, the DOJ is counting the days, and prepping the paperwork
 
2020-12-04 3:20:18 PM  
Can't we just fire her (on Jan 20th)? TFA wasn't clear about that--just said she had a 3 year term, which doesn't necessarily preclude a firing .
 
2020-12-04 3:31:09 PM  
So she's a greeter?
 
2020-12-04 3:31:45 PM  
Isn't attempting to access classified information you're not permitted to access a fairly serious federal felony?
 
2020-12-04 3:32:03 PM  

edmo: No one has ever been as dedicated to such a far reaching attempt at corrupting American institutions. It's amazing.


It really is. The sheer brazenness of it gets me every time. Trump is a coward and a bully- you'd think he wouldn't have the guts - and yet he just does this shiat like he has these huge brass balls swinging between his legs that no one can touch.
 
2020-12-04 3:32:17 PM  
Looks like it's an unpaid job?

With the exception of reimbursement of official Board-related travel and per diem, Board members serve without compensation.

https://www.usafa.edu/app/uploads/BOV​_​Charter.pdf
 
2020-12-04 3:33:37 PM  
Can't they just fire her...out of the bomb bay of a B-52?
 
2020-12-04 3:33:44 PM  

edmo: No one has ever been as dedicated to such a far reaching attempt at corrupting American institutions. It's amazing.


Is it really corrupting is you don't know the laws in the first place? It could also be considered an honest mistake.

Now, if Biden were to do these things if he gets in the White House, then he should know better with his 70 years of being on the government dime.
 
2020-12-04 3:34:31 PM  
Seems like a pretty useless position. Mean in 2019 the board met twice. Their entire purpose is essentially looking into matters relating to the academy but way it sounds has about as much muscle as a good idea fairy without wings. They create a semi annual report with views and recommendations about the Academy but and supposedly that report goes up to the SECDEF by way of AF chain of command.  Total annual operating cost is 2 full time and about 275k in operational costs.

If the phrase put out to pasture had a webster's entry this would be it. You get paid, cool, you do nothing of importance and whatever you suggest everyone nods seriously at and once you leave the room puts in the circular filing cabinet.
 
2020-12-04 3:36:10 PM  
WTF is a "Board of Visitors" and why would the Air Force Academy (not the Air Force as a whole -- just the school) need one?
 
2020-12-04 3:37:35 PM  

bdub77: Everything is transactional for him. Which is why he can't stand the concept of him getting kicked out of office without some sort of exchange of goods.

Biden doesn't plan to prosecute Trump, which is a farking mistake.


Chill.
NY state will BBQ his fat orange ass.
 
2020-12-04 3:37:49 PM  

bdub77: Everything is transactional for him. Which is why he can't stand the concept of him getting kicked out of office without some sort of exchange of goods.

Biden doesn't plan to prosecute Trump, which is a farking mistake.


Is Biden planning on not being president and being either the AG or a US Attorney?

Because unless he is, saying he plans or doesn't plan on prosecuting Trump is pretty much a non sequitur. I don't think Biden wants to politicize the DOJ by ordering them either way, but rather appoint people who will follow evidence and the law and let them make the decision not him. But hey, attack Biden for things that are not "ripe" at this point.
 
2020-12-04 3:39:20 PM  

bdub77: Everything is transactional for him. Which is why he can't stand the concept of him getting kicked out of office without some sort of exchange of goods.

Biden doesn't plan to prosecute Trump, which is a farking mistake.


Because when I want to put someone down and make sure they stay down, I let them know I'm gonna do it well in advance so they can clean up and have their contingencies in order.
 
2020-12-04 3:41:33 PM  

bdub77: Everything is transactional for him. Which is why he can't stand the concept of him getting kicked out of office without some sort of exchange of goods.

Biden doesn't plan to prosecute Trump, which is a farking mistake.


No, Biden is leaving his DOJ to make the decisions to prosecute Trump, staying outside the process, because there should be separation between the WH and DOJ.

Which this situation makes excruciatingly clear.
 
2020-12-04 3:41:47 PM  
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2020-12-04 3:41:56 PM  

BlackChickWhiteAccent: AFA right up the street. Aside from certain military leaders trying to indoctrinate the troops with religious fundamentalism, they aren't horrible.  They keep it on campus.

biatches like her want to further corrupt the Springs. Many of us voters ain't having it. Not anymore. California is knocking. We've always had more transplants than natives, anyway.

Attention Colorado Springs elected officials: You let shiat like this happen, you better ready your resumes.  We're still redder than we need to be.  But your fan base of retirees, and Focus on the Family is dying off fast. Get it together, or look forward to Colorado  being completely blue.


I prefer a green Colorado, IYKWIM.

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2020-12-04 3:43:18 PM  
She's a right wing nutjob...she'll fit right in in the springs.
 
2020-12-04 3:46:16 PM  

puffy999: I mean, can the Air Force literally say "f*ck off" or is this even a position with teeth?


Can't almost every Trump sycophant be removed by Biden (except for the judges) when he goes into office?
 
2020-12-04 3:48:38 PM  
Awww...No Supreme Court Openings?
 
2020-12-04 3:51:31 PM  

puffy999: I mean, can the Air Force literally say "f*ck off" or is this even a position with teeth?


It is an advisory board.
https://www.usafa.edu/app/uploads/BOV​_​Bylaws.pdf

"Unlike a corporate board of directors, this Board cannot be directive in its oversight role. The Board is an advisory board charged with providing independent advice and recommendations on matters relating to the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Board shall be responsible for advising the Superintendent (and, in turn, the Chief of Staff, the Secretary of the Air Force and the Secretary of Defense) by making recommendations on significant matters relating to the Academy."

So, they have to listen to her (at least via the recommendations of the board)

However, this second piece seems relevant:
"The Board may request, without restriction, information, facts, and briefings in support of its role to oversee operations of the Air Force Academy."

That said, she can't personally ask; it would need to be from the board.
 
2020-12-04 4:06:23 PM  

snowshovel: edmo: No one has ever been as dedicated to such a far reaching attempt at corrupting American institutions. It's amazing.

Is it really corrupting is you don't know the laws in the first place? It could also be considered an honest mistake.

Now, if Biden were to do these things if he gets in the White House, then he should know better with his 70 years of being on the government dime.


Ignorance of the law is no excuse. And will not hold up in court.

The president also has a team of legal experts to advise them.

Let me rephrase.  The president has a team of lawyers who might be lawyers but they are not experts.

Who also has the entire DOJ at his disposal.
 
2020-12-04 4:08:02 PM  
I envision a civil service where everyone starts at entry grade based on merit, education, etc. No appointments from politicians and everybody just works their way up. Maybe eventually we could have even cabinet grade (Secretaries of Agriculture, etc...) made of of people who worked their way to that position, but yes, confirmed by Congress, who know the departments and WTF they do. Imagine a civil service of people who are not politically bound. We need to get rid of the "Spoils (of War) System."

See: "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister."
 
2020-12-04 4:08:36 PM  
Technically, this hasn't been legally tested. The law says they can only serve 3 years, not that they can't be removed. But also...

(c)(1)If a member of the Board dies or resigns or is terminated as a member of the Board under paragraph (2), a successor shall be designated for the unexpired portion of the term by the official who designated the member.
(2)(A)If a member of the Board fails to attend two successive Board meetings, except in a case in which an absence is approved in advance, for good cause, by the Board chairman, such failure shall be grounds for termination from membership on the Board. A person designated for membership on the Board shall be provided notice of the provisions of this paragraph at the time of such designation.


The rest of the law states she can't have missed more than two meetings. If Biden is serious about clearing the chaff, just deny her leave and she eventually just won't show up and will then be terminated.

I hate articles like this that just make these kind of assertions without explaining context. I found this in two seconds.

And the other board members are all military and senators.
 
2020-12-04 4:29:03 PM  
This almost work in this thread too.
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2020-12-04 4:45:10 PM  

AntiNerd: WTF is a "Board of Visitors" and why would the Air Force Academy (not the Air Force as a whole -- just the school) need one?


...because they are always looking for a place to put terrible people with no usable skills. It is essentially the junk drawer of the Air Force.

/graduate of that place, fark it.
 
2020-12-04 4:57:46 PM  
Heidi Stirrup
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Oh. Well, I'm not exactly proven wrong...
 
2020-12-04 5:31:56 PM  

Lurk Who's Talking: I envision a civil service where everyone starts at entry grade based on merit, education, etc. No appointments from politicians and everybody just works their way up. Maybe eventually we could have even cabinet grade (Secretaries of Agriculture, etc...) made of of people who worked their way to that position, but yes, confirmed by Congress, who know the departments and WTF they do. Imagine a civil service of people who are not politically bound. We need to get rid of the "Spoils (of War) System."


With regard to the State Department, you enter on the ground floor and pick a country.  If you don't pick, one will be assigned to you.  It shall be required for you to be fluent (speech & reading) in the primary language of that country.  If they have more than 1 official language, then the language used by the majority of its citizens.

You shall be required to know the history of the country, including important dates, social & religious traditions and taboos, etc.  If that country has a citizenship test, you must pass it.

At this point, you can take on assignments at the US Embassy in that country.

After enough years at State, and several positions of increasing responsibility at the US Embassy in that country and the State Department in the US, you can be considered for an Ambassadorship.

___________

There are something like 4,000+ positions in the government that are filled by political appointments.  We need to reduce that number by 90%, at the minimum.

Also, no lifetime appointments for ANY position.  10 years in the role should be the maximum.
 
2020-12-04 5:42:37 PM  

indy_kid: Lurk Who's Talking: I envision a civil service where everyone starts at entry grade based on merit, education, etc. No appointments from politicians and everybody just works their way up. Maybe eventually we could have even cabinet grade (Secretaries of Agriculture, etc...) made of of people who worked their way to that position, but yes, confirmed by Congress, who know the departments and WTF they do. Imagine a civil service of people who are not politically bound. We need to get rid of the "Spoils (of War) System."

With regard to the State Department, you enter on the ground floor and pick a country.  If you don't pick, one will be assigned to you.  It shall be required for you to be fluent (speech & reading) in the primary language of that country.  If they have more than 1 official language, then the language used by the majority of its citizens.

You shall be required to know the history of the country, including important dates, social & religious traditions and taboos, etc.  If that country has a citizenship test, you must pass it.

At this point, you can take on assignments at the US Embassy in that country.

After enough years at State, and several positions of increasing responsibility at the US Embassy in that country and the State Department in the US, you can be considered for an Ambassadorship.

___________

There are something like 4,000+ positions in the government that are filled by political appointments.  We need to reduce that number by 90%, at the minimum.

Also, no lifetime appointments for ANY position.  10 years in the role should be the maximum.


I would subscribe to your newsletter and support this cause.
 
2020-12-04 6:30:20 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Can't we just fire her (on Jan 20th)?


You need cause in government positions and documented ongoing failure to meet establish working standards.
 
2020-12-04 6:35:00 PM  

snowshovel: edmo: No one has ever been as dedicated to such a far reaching attempt at corrupting American institutions. It's amazing.

Is it really corrupting is you don't know the laws in the first place? It could also be considered an honest mistake.

Now, if Biden were to do these things if he gets in the White House, then he should know better with his 70 years of being on the government dime.


I wonder if these two realize most farkers have them set to "ignore."
 
2020-12-04 8:22:22 PM  

ReaverZ: Garza and the Supermutants: Can't we just fire her (on Jan 20th)?

You need cause in government positions and documented ongoing failure to meet establish working standards.


I would say trying to obtain unlawful access to information on government property would constitute an ongoing failure to meet establish working standards
 
2020-12-04 8:37:29 PM  

bdub77: ReaverZ: Garza and the Supermutants: Can't we just fire her (on Jan 20th)?

You need cause in government positions and documented ongoing failure to meet establish working standards.

I would say trying to obtain unlawful access to information on government property would constitute an ongoing failure to meet establish working standards


i think they would have to be convicted of the crime first.
 
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