Piers Morgan: Say, I guess government can become tyrannical after all

posted at 2:41 pm on May 17, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Via NRO’s Andrew Johnson, Joe Scarborough isn’t the only TV show host rethinking his scorn of gun-rights advocates this week.  Piers Morgan, who engaged in some of the worst demagoguery outside of the White House and Capitol Hill over the last six months on that issue, routinely derided the idea that the American government couldn’t be trusted to abide by the law and tell the truth.  Now, after watching what happened at the IRS — and to the Associated Press — the CNN host admits to Penn Jillette that maybe people had a point about creeping tyranny after all:

“I’ve had some of the pro-gun lobbyists on here, saying to me, ‘Well, the reason we need to be armed is because of tyranny from our own government,’ and I’ve always laughed at them,” Morgan said last night. “But, actually, this is vaguely tyrannical behavior by the American government.”

Guest Penn Jillette agreed with his assessment: “I think that it shows you that how much we can trust the government and just sit back, which is not very much at all.”

Vaguely?

I’d guess that these scandals have put an end to any notion of reviving gun control in this session of Congress.  In light of the revelations at the IRS and the Department of Justice over the last few days, which red-state Senators of either party are going to sign up to expand federal oversight of guns?  Obama and his team couldn’t get a gun-control bill out of the Senate, let alone the House, even with the media not just cheerleading every step of the way but conducting its own full-court press on behalf of Obama.  With the media irate over the raid on the Associated Press (and asking tough questions about the IRS), I doubt that the White House is going to be able to put the band back together for a long time, if ever.

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Ok, without watching it yet, Piers is scared of Jillette and about to pee in his pants.

But then again, he wasn’t too frightened of Terrible Ted.

Better watch it I guess.

BigWyo on May 17, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Sorry, I’m not even going to give him the benefit of the broken clock here.

Throwing in that superfluous “American” government tears it for me. The idea that it’s just us, and all we have to do is be like the Europeans is worse than the hand-wringing over guns.

Atlas on May 17, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Act. Make this go around.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Wow, Morgan actually sounds like he’s not retarded after all.

Whoda Thunk it?

BigWyo on May 17, 2013 at 2:40 PM

You guess, huh?

Let us know when you’ve actually made up your mind.

As if we even care.

hawkeye54 on May 17, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Cover up – h/t RWM

The IRS lied, go figure!

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2013 at 2:42 PM

OT: What investigations? CNN is leading with Power Ball lottery: your “odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175,223,510

Useful analogy for helping folks grasp “federal” spending?

kunegetikos on May 17, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Is this still America?

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2013 at 2:43 PM

With the media irate over the raid on the Associated Press (and asking tough questions about the IRS), I doubt that the White House is going to be able to put the band back together for a long time, if ever.

Your keyboard —> God’s ears.

hillsoftx on May 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Has the NRA been the subject of any IRS or other agencies since Dear Leader attacked them.
Joe Trippi just said the POTUS can’t fire these people at the top to the IRS…must go through the process…union?

d1carter on May 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM

“vaguely tyrannical behavior by the American government.”???

Obama is bordering on a Putin-sized tyrannical government.

albill on May 17, 2013 at 2:45 PM

It undermines everything Obama wants to do in his 2nd term. Amnesty? Sure, the House and Senate could conspire to just ram it through, and then hope a majority of the electorate lets them off the hook, but how’d that work out for people who voted for Obamacare in 2010? Guns? Yeah right. No chance after these scandals(and with the midterms even closer than before). Tax hikes? Obama better not even utter the word “taxes” after the IRS blowup. The rollout of Obamacare? Good luck with that considering which branch of government is tasked with enforcing it.

Doughboy on May 17, 2013 at 2:46 PM

You can’t expect Piers Morgan to know how losing freedoms we take for granted in the United states might feel.

His Country never had those freedoms.

portlandon on May 17, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Has the NRA been the subject of any IRS or other agencies since Dear Leader attacked them.
Joe Trippi just said the POTUS can’t fire these people at the top to the IRS…must go through the process…union?

d1carter on May 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Demote and ship them to Alaska.

RickB on May 17, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Wow. Charlie Rangel and now Piers Morgan are awake. Interesting.

AZgranny on May 17, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Not going to watch… I like Jillette fine, respect him even when I disagree, he’s one of the good guys..

but Morgan?

I’d walk on broken glass barefoot first.. I’ll read a transcript instead.

mark81150 on May 17, 2013 at 2:50 PM

From your lips, to God’s ears. I pray he is now without question A LAME DUCK!

CoffeeLover on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Uhhh have you told the IRS about that prayer?

tetriskid on May 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Primary Toomey and Munchkin!

FloatingRock on May 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Perhaps someone should remind Piers about the internment of Japanese during WWII. And who can forget the Tuskegee Experiments. Yeah, you can trust government. Just don’t let them out of your sight.

GarandFan on May 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM

From your lips, to God’s ears. I pray he is now without question A LAME DUCK!

CoffeeLover on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I like to refer to him as a Lame Dog..
‘Cause he hates being talked about like a dog.

Electrongod on May 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM

There was a time when the Federal Government went after Al Capone. Now, under Obama, the Federal Government is Al Capone.

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Tyranny? -No

Fascistic? -Yes

A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator [President], stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship,

Follow Me: @AsalamaTweetum

Opinionnation on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I know it’s hard for Mr. Morgan being conditioned his entire life as a subject instead of a free citizen…

But see Mr. Morgan that is what makes Americans and our history different….and what makes her Great and worthy of our Great Constitution.

We broke away from being Subjects of your tyrannical aristocratic system of governance and formed our own government of elected citizens accountable to a legal Bill of Rights that protects citizens from a centralized government prone to abuse of power.

What you see now Mr. Morgan is the citizenry speaking out and peacefully applying our historical leverage to our elected representatives to investigate abuses of power by the federal government.

Mr. Morgan is getting a proper education…This isn’t about partisanship…This is about protecting our Constitution.

Welcome to America Mr. Morgan…Stick around, open up your mind and you might catch Freedom.

It’s a bit messy Freedom is….But Totalitarianism is tidy in it’s Brutality.

workingclass artist on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I’ll never understand Liberal naïveté regarding government power being used for tyrannical ends. Government is made up of people and the highest levels of government are made up of highly ambitious, competitive, power hungry people who thrive on power and control. Thus any system under their command will be used to further their power and control. If you combine that with the Liberal arrogance that they’re smarter than everyone else you’re going to get trouble.

The Founders knew this. That’s why the Constitution has so many checks on power. The problem is that those checks have been breached.

Charlemagne on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

…I doubt that the White House is going to be able to put the band back together for a long time, if ever.

From your lips, to God’s ears. I pray he is now without question A LAME DUCK!

CoffeeLover on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Now let’s kill the amnesty efforts. That has been able to fly under the RADAR since the scandal eruptions.

Charlemagne on May 17, 2013 at 2:54 PM

New Bumper Sticker:

Once the Government went after Al Capone
Under Obama, the Government is Al Capone

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 2:55 PM

I’d guess that these scandals have put an end to any notion of reviving gun control in this session of Congress.

Yup.

Go git yer shotgun, Clem. Here come the revenuers.

The Rogue Tomato on May 17, 2013 at 2:56 PM

…I doubt that the White House is going to be able to put the band back together for a long time, if ever.

From your lips, to God’s ears. I pray he is now without question A LAME DUCK!

CoffeeLover on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I was about to type the exact same, except with ‘lips’ replaced by ‘keyboard’.

Carnac on May 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Willie Geist on Morning Joe used the word tyranny earlier this week. And he’s almost mainstream doing the fourth hour of the Today Show. The IRS scandal, the tax man limiting free speech, especially on college campuses, is gonna resonate with the youths.

monalisa on May 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Wow, another ‘educated’ liberal is shocked while the ‘dumb, common folk’ are saying, “told you so.”

Morgan is doing this only to appear that he’s ‘independent.’ Don’t buy this for a minute.

Kingfisher on May 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM

CoffeeLover on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

I guess you will have to look right above your post to see my response to your post..

Don’t ask..

Electrongod on May 17, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Electrongod on May 17, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Carnac on May 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM

tetriskid on May 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM

finding your responses was a project…lol I am chuckling

CoffeeLover on May 17, 2013 at 2:59 PM

It’s ok Piers, Che Guevara would still be proud of you.

kirkill on May 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Wow, another ‘educated’ liberal is shocked while the ‘dumb, common folk’ are saying, “told you so.”

Morgan is doing this only to appear that he’s ‘independent.’ Don’t buy this for a minute.

Kingfisher on May 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM

You could be right…

Morgan is British, so his concept of freedom and constitutional governance is skewed by that…His cultural snobbery compounds the problem…Does for many Europeans still stuck back in the idea of Europe.

Morgan is baffled by his blunt rebellious cousins…Many Brits are.

Now he seems to be connecting the dots of the dissenters argument.

We’ll see.

workingclass artist on May 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Opinionnation on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Uh…. fascism isn’t tyranny?

FloatingRock on May 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Obama leading from behind.

Nixon: “I am not a crook”.

Obama: “Me too”.

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 3:06 PM

I LOL’d!

kirkill on May 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Now, after watching what happened at the IRS — and to the Associated Press — the CNN host admits…

You’re giving him a bit too much credit here. If the only scandal was the IRS treatment of conservatives, and the AP thing had never happened, Piers would still be laughing at us.

It’s only because the press got such treatment that he takes notice.

CurtZHP on May 17, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Media members are asking about IRS because…

…if they feds will tap your contacts, why wouldn’t they look at your tax forms?

budfox on May 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Yep, IRS Union contributed to Dems $23 for every $1 to GOP….

d1carter on May 17, 2013 at 3:04 PM

d1carter on May 17, 2013 at 2:44 PM

If the ones being looked at are civil service then Obama can’t fire them and it generally takes the better part of a year to get all the ducks in line to fire a civil service employee. Lots of intermediate hoops to jump through before you can dismiss a civil service employee.

chemman on May 17, 2013 at 3:04 PM

…and this is exactly what Stewart was lamenting on Daily Show.

Not the actual treatment, the irrefutability of the argument the treatment creates.

budfox on May 17, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Obama leading from behind.

Nixon: “I am not a crook”.

Obama: “Me too”.

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Yep, IRS Union contributed to Dems $23 for every $1 to GOP….

d1carter on May 17, 2013 at 3:04 PM

IRS Union…there outta be a law against that!

kirkill on May 17, 2013 at 3:07 PM

When liberal reporters start talking this way, you know Obama has his hands full.

Liam on May 17, 2013 at 3:07 PM

This Is No Ordinary Scandal
Political abuse of the IRS threatens the basic integrity of our government.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323582904578487460479247792.html
By Peggy Noonan

Galt2009 on May 17, 2013 at 3:08 PM

First they came for the CNN talking heads, and everyone helped.

The End.

Bishop on May 17, 2013 at 3:10 PM

First rule of liberalism – liberals are wrong. That’s not partisan rhetoric, it’s based on decades, even centuries, of measurement.

From the guillotine to Obamacare, with stops in cities and countries worldwide, including Moscow and Detroit. Liberalism leaves death, misery, poverty, and despair in its wake.

hawksruleva on May 17, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Ed, please turn the site off until the time bug is fixed.

nobar on May 17, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Opinionnation on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Uh…. fascism isn’t tyranny?

FloatingRock on May 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Tyranny implies cruelty and violence. And implies a need to forcibly remove a government.

Opinionnation on May 17, 2013 at 3:12 PM

First they came for the CNN talking heads, and everyone helped.

The End.

Bishop on May 17, 2013 at 3:10 PM

HA HA!!

CurtZHP on May 17, 2013 at 3:12 PM

From the screen shot, Penn has to be saying “Are you kidding me!?! Are you f***ing kidding me!?! I couldn’t believe you were that stupid, but no I have seen it in person. You are truly the biggest moron on television!”

LoganSix on May 17, 2013 at 3:13 PM

So, the lesson here is that the media has been reminded that the government that they supported in attempting to take away my 2nd Amendment Rights was more than willing to take away the media’s 1st Amendment rights??????????????????

2nd Ammendment Mother on May 17, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Scrap the word “bordering”, fools.

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Yes, Piers, even when you willfully ignore history it has a funny way of coming back around to remind you.

ghostwalker1 on May 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Opinionnation on May 17, 2013 at 3:12 PM

I think you should give it some further thought.

FloatingRock on May 17, 2013 at 3:16 PM

There was a time when the Federal Government went after Al Capone. Now, under Obama, the Federal Government is Al Capone.

VorDaj on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Perfect!!!

Schadenfreude on May 17, 2013 at 3:16 PM

So Peirce only has his head vaguely up his a$$.

papertiger on May 17, 2013 at 3:17 PM

IRS union government Obama goons are doubleplusungood.

I thought I would weave some newspeak into my vocabulary since we are on the verge of going full EngSoc.

Never go full retard.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM

NYT: Official Says Treasury Dept. Knew of I.R.S. Inquiry in 2012

The Treasury Department’s inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was investigating allegations that the Internal Revenue Service had targeted conservative groups, disclosing for the first time on Friday that Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year.

Resist We Much on May 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Wow, Morgan actually sounds like he’s not retarded after all.

Whoda Thunk it?

BigWyo on May 17, 2013 at 2:40 PM

That will change next week. Battered wife syndrome. Count on it, all the libs will be back in love with the dogeater soon enough.

VegasRick on May 17, 2013 at 3:18 PM

…and this is exactly what Stewart was lamenting on Daily Show.

Not the actual treatment, the irrefutability of the argument the treatment creates.

budfox on May 17, 2013 at 3:05 PM

Seriously. At some point, can’t the supposed geniuses of our society realize that the reason they keep getting embarrassed is that their ideas are wrong?

hawksruleva on May 17, 2013 at 3:19 PM

MSM leftists look what you created. An oppressive government abusing power.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 3:19 PM

Tyranny? -No

Fascistic? -Yes

A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator [President], stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship,

Follow Me: @AsalamaTweetum

Opinionnation on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Wrong!

Tyranny describes the result.

Fascism is a mechanic just like Monarchy,Theocracy,Tribal Overlords,Totalitarianism,Marxism,Dictatorship etc. used to achieve the result of Tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson defines Tyranny as the exertion of Oppressive Power especially that of the State.

workingclass artist on May 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Just a heads-up guys. The school day is over, so the trolls are starting to arrive.

CurtZHP on May 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Media members are asking about IRS because…

…if they feds will tap your contacts, why wouldn’t they look at your tax forms?

budfox on May 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM

I wonder how many reporters who worked with government sources got extra IRS scrutiny? And I wonder how many of those reporters are starting to question the timing?

hawksruleva on May 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

The school day is over, so the trolls are starting to arrive.

CurtZHP on May 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Poor HotAirLib. The little brownshirt was so hoping this was the beginning of The Final Solution.

John the Libertarian on May 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Something weirod at HA today. I’m posting too quickly? and in the future?

VegasRick on May 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Yeah, I think there are probably multiple comment servers and one of them has it’s time out of synch. I’ve already sent an email to the HA’s tip address.

CurpliTium on May 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM

I can’t stand Piers Morgan in general, especially not his recent gun control whingefest, but he deserves credit for this particular statement. He could have just kept his mouth shut, or continued to dig, or criticized ancillary aspects of the story such as administration response, but he didn’t.

Regardless of what his reasons for it are, whether they are noble or self-interested, this is the right message to get out there right now: tyranny is possible and real, government is not always benevolent.

He also deserves credit for tying it back to the gun control debate, and for framing it in a way that walks back some of his previous hysterics on the issue, and suggests that 2nd amendment supporters may actually have a point that needs to be considered after all.

This is all stuff that we already know, but it is a message that CNN viewers desperately need to hear, so good for him.

rightmind on May 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Something weirod at HA today. I’m posting too quickly? and in the future?

VegasRick on May 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Yeah,,something’s not right here…

BigWyo on May 17, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Once they take your 2nd Amendment rights away, the 1st Amendment is sure to follow.

Sorry Piers-me-boy, there is no ‘vaguely’ about your support for wannabe tyranny now turning into the actual thing. You derided those who stand against it and now find yourself facing up to the evil you thought would never come and are now in the uncomfortable position of having to change your mind to accept that your ideology is horrific.

Better hurry.

Time grows short.

ajacksonian on May 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Face it folks, the Obama IRS is the closest thing to a Nazi Organization that you can have in an at all democratic country without a rebellion.

RasThavas on May 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Something weirod at HA today. I’m posting too quickly? and in the future?

VegasRick on May 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Obama’s IRSstapo.

RasThavas on May 17, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Face it folks, the Obama IRS is the closest thing to a Nazi Organization that you can have in an at all democratic country without a rebellion.

RasThavas on May 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

It aint over yet. The lsm might go back to bootlicking but I’m pretty sure there are a lot of pissed off folks out there.

VegasRick on May 17, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Just thinking. The IRS is going to enforce Obamacare.

Liberals are intolerant group-think brain-washed creeps incapable of understanding the spirit of the Constitution and the wisdom in the separation of powers.

SparkPlug on May 17, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Something weirod at HA today. I’m posting too quickly? and in the future?

VegasRick on May 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I’m getting the same thing on another thread.

I’m so confused by it, I feel like a liberal.

Liam on May 17, 2013 at 3:27 PM

It aint over yet. The lsm might go back to bootlicking but I’m pretty sure there are a lot of pissed off folks out there.

VegasRick on May 17, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I bet dollars to donuts that everybody in the LSM is wondering if they’ve been looked into. If Holder can get into AP and the House cloakroom, he could be anywhere.

Holder has technology that Hoover would have given his right arm to have.

Liam on May 17, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Fascism is a subset of tyranny.

Pest on May 17, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I think one of the servers is off by 5 minutes. This happened before in the reverse, and everybody got “Stop Posting So Quickly” messages.

John the Libertarian on May 17, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Opinionnation on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Uh…. fascism isn’t tyranny?

FloatingRock on May 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Tyranny implies cruelty and violence. And implies a need to forcibly remove a government.

Opinionnation on May 17, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Opinionnation…You should study the History of the Roman Empire.

You might encounter the word Tyrant.

workingclass artist on May 17, 2013 at 3:32 PM

“I’ll do anything for ratings.”

~ Piss Morgan

Polish Rifle on May 17, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Tyranny isn’t creeping it’s done crept. Of all the complaints the founders had with England I don’t think they had nearly as much hindrances to Liberty as we do today.

Harpoon on May 17, 2013 at 3:35 PM

If so called liberals and progressives don’t assist in getting to the bottom of this IRS issue then they should really be afraid after the Democrats loose power. Because if these executive powers and tactics are remain unchecked then they are in deep doo doo when the so called GOP takes over. Tyranny works both ways.

Egfrow on May 17, 2013 at 3:36 PM

bravo

reliapundit on May 17, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Fascism is a subset of tyranny.

Pest on May 17, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Tyranny is a result.

Fascism is a means to achieve the resulting Tyranny.

Public Education…Sheeesh!

workingclass artist on May 17, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Media members are asking about IRS because…

…if they feds will tap your contacts, why wouldn’t they look at your tax forms?

budfox on May 17, 2013 at 3:02 PM

funny…

The Elite discover they aren’t so elite after all.

workingclass artist on May 17, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Gee, Piers, what was your first clue?

squint on May 17, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I like to refer to him as a Lame Dog..
‘Cause he hates being talked about like a dog.

Electrongod on May 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM

You are what you eat — own it, Barky…

affenhauer on May 17, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Many of the DNC trolls have been drafted into putting together party favors for the Rat-Eared Ba$tard: Amid Scandals, White House Announces Star-Studden Concert at White House

slickwillie2001 on May 17, 2013 at 3:53 PM

“Hey! Wanna hear me play the fiddle?”

-Emperor Dog Eater

Bishop on May 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM

The school day is over, so the trolls are starting to arrive.

CurtZHP on May 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Many of the DNC trolls have been drafted into putting together party favors for the Rat-Eared Ba$tard: Amid Scandals, White House Announces Star-Studden Concert at White House

slickwillie2001 on May 17, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I guess I can’t use Hot Air to set my watch anymore. Facepalm.

Keep up the good work and as Kris Kristofferson always says….

Well, better just google that.

can_con on May 17, 2013 at 3:54 PM

I will say, at the very least, it’s gratifying to see even some of the biggest douchebags finally have the wool pulled from their eyes.

MadisonConservative on May 17, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Tyranny isn’t creeping it’s done crept. Of all the complaints the founders had with England I don’t think they had nearly as much hindrances to Liberty as we do today.

Harpoon on May 17, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Our Founding Fathers had an ocean…and we outnumbered the Empire, knew the terrain and we were Blessed with a unique collection of outstanding commoners with uncommon character,bravery and intelligence.

Today…Tyranny is in our backyard and outside our shores.

The fight is the same.

workingclass artist on May 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

If the ones being looked at are civil service then Obama can’t fire them and it generally takes the better part of a year to get all the ducks in line to fire a civil service employee. Lots of intermediate hoops to jump through before you can dismiss a civil service employee.
chemman on May 17, 2013 at 3:04 PM
++++++++++++++++++++++++

Sorry, but wrong. The employment guidelines for management (let alone executive) personnel are completely different than those for hourly/wage employees. The working relationship is a fundamental consideration at the management level, so you can fire a manager and definitel) an executive for no other reason than… “I’ve lost confidence in you”… case law is extremely consistent on this matter. The only thing that mitigates it is a specific contract stipulation (if the employee even has a contract – and any government sector executive who agrees to do that is an idiot or charlatan). Oh wait…

fabrexe on May 17, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I’d guess that these scandals have put an end to any notion of reviving gun control in this session of Congress.

Time to march out the children (props) again!

scalleywag on May 17, 2013 at 4:15 PM

I’d guess that these scandals have put an end to any notion of reviving gun control in this session of Congress.

Time to march out the children (props) again!

scalleywag on May 17, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Another 3,288 children were killed today.

Oh wait, they are the kind that don’t matter.

Nevermind.

slickwillie2001 on May 17, 2013 at 4:42 PM

From your lips, to God’s ears. I pray he is now without question A LAME DUCK!

CoffeeLover on May 17, 2013 at 2:53 PM
Uhhh have you told the IRS about that prayer?

tetriskid on May 17, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Sorry to interupt here, but I need a little help.
You see, I think that I have somehow slipped into a time vortex and am experiencing temporal events sideways. Any help appreciated.

Ooh! First I think that I’ll go buy a PowerBall ticket. Maybe I will have won it if I were to have bought the ticket after it would have occurred. Or something.

justltl on May 17, 2013 at 4:43 PM

First!

justltl on May 17, 2013 at 4:48 PM

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