Posts Tagged ‘salary’

Hannity’s Crank Phone Call

Posted by Troy on 24th October 2013 in Current Events, Entertainment

So Hannity thought it would be cute to call up the Obamacare hotline and ask them questions.  This was inappropriate.  These people are doing their job, and I imagine they have enough stress as it.  One lady did speak to him and tried to get him information on the policies (etc).  She was fired today.  Well, thank you, Hannity!  Apparently, it was against the rules for her to talk to media types.  According to her, she didn’t know, but I’m sure they made her sign a contract or something that she didn’t read.  As such, I’m putting some of the blame on her, but this is why you don’t pull games like this.  Much like bullying.  If you bully someone, they might go home and kill themselves.  They might show up at school with a knife and slit your throat too.  My point?  There are consequences for your actions, and these must be considered and not taken lightly.  In Hannity’s defense, he is making a gift to her and her child (tax-free) of her $26,000 salary he cost her and vowed to find her another job.  I am sure, which is connections, that she will find another job.  I hope Hannity learned his lesson on this one.

Long Live the Constitution!

Snowden Vs Hasan and Bradley Manning

Posted by Troy on 12th June 2013 in Current Events, Political

Snowden told us that the US government is spying on us.  The result?  He was instantly fired from his job.  He is now being investigated for espionage, and some are throwing around the term, “treason.”  Hasan kills 13 soldiers and Fort Hood and wounded 32 others.  The result?  There was an instant call not to rush to judgement.  He is still collecting his salary ($278,000 so far).  It was also called workplace violence instead of Islamic Terrorism.

It really lets you know where your government’s priorities lie, does it not?  They are much more concerned about you finding out that they have been logging every phone call you’ve made than they are about a Muslim terrorist who killed US soldiers.

Now, that brings us to how Snowden is different than Manning.  I’m not completely sold that Snowden is not a traitor, actually.  On the surface, I wanted to say that he is not a traitor.  What he did different than Bradley is that he released a single bit of information to deal with something that the government was doing in secret against their own citizens.  Manning did a massive download of documents, not to fight one particular program but (presumably) because he though America was a force of evil in this world that needed to be stopped.  The documents he downloaded immediately put Americans at risk and aided our enemies.  As such, Manning is guilty of treason.  I had excused Snowden, but now Snowden is living in China and has announced that we have been doing cyber warfare on China for years (well duh, who thought we weren’t?).  This strikes me that China has paid him off, and he released both of these facts to cause our leaders political problems and to weaken our moral high ground with China.  If so, he is still guilty of treason, but I’ll thank him for the heads up even as he is hanged.

Long Live the Constitution!