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Libya security cut while Vienna
embassy gained Chevy Volts

Washington Times, by Rep. Mike Kelly

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Posted By:earlybird, 10/11/2012 8:56:53 AM

In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya to continue their use of a DC- 3 airplane for security operations throughout the country. (Snip) Four days later, on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool’s new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the State Department’s “Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe” initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars

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"Green embassies" initiative!

Kelly, who was one of the shining lights in yesterday's House Oversight Committee Hearing on the Benghazi security debacle and the murder of four Americans, brought this up in that hearing. Shocking - but not surprising with this administration

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ebgodard, 10/11/2012 9:06:48 AM     (No. 8925208)

I am absolutely stunned after watching the testimony of Charlene Lamb. i can not believe that she is responsible for $1.2 bil in assets around the world and their security. She is grossly incompetent and comes across as nothing more than a clerical type that every business has. For God's sake. In her 27 years of service she has NEVER even been to Libya yet she
plays God with the lives of the men and women serving there. I say arrest her for negligent homicide. Her hands are dripping in blood.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/11/2012 9:33:28 AM     (No. 8925272)

When Romney wins..

When we re-take the Senate..

There will still be thousands of Federal Bureaucrats who will continue to "Interpret" the laws and regulations to suit their leftist agenda.

A thorough house cleaning and re-staffing must take place. The lifetime employment tenure notion must be removed from all government positions.

A dozen or more whole departments must be eliminated.

Less government means fewer bureaucrats.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 10/11/2012 9:57:05 AM     (No. 8925338)

The various Civil Service acts must be repealed. It is time to get rid of bureaucrats who are unresponsive to the voters because they know that no matter what happens in the election, they cannot be fired. It may be that after doing so we may need to create new Civil Service Acts in order to ensure the professionalism of federal and state employees. We can address that problem when it crops up. I am not convinced that the original "justification" for the various Civil Service Acts really justified them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/11/2012 10:28:51 AM     (No. 8925465)

I call them 'killer bureaucrats'.
It is very easy to make these kinds of ugly decisions from the comfort of a desk inside the Beltway.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: distorted, 10/11/2012 10:36:59 AM     (No. 8925494)

Actions speak louder than words and in this case show where the priorities were with State and the Administration. Their pet folly got 100s of thousand$, while personnel in an active fire zone got local "security" who ran at the first sign of conflict and use of a 75 year-old airplane was out of the question.

How many Volts did we buy for these Mooks to need a $108 thousand dollar charging station? What in the hell are they thinking about at Foggy Bottom?


Did anyone else watch any of the Congressional hearing into the Beghazi attacks? Did you see the testimony of Deputy Sec. of State Charlene Lamb who as I understand it was the person in charge of assigning security to the Benghazi Consolate? She was the one who stood in front of the hearing and said what passed as "security" there was the "appropriate" amount!!! Did you look at that mook? I'll wager everything I own Charlene Lamb has never as much as held a firearm in her hands in her lifetime, and she was the one deciding security in an on-going war zone for our helpless diplomats. Pathetic.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/11/2012 10:52:22 AM     (No. 8925549)

optics. it's always the optics with this bunch. no matter how important (or unimportant) what matters is how it ''looks''.

this time they blew it. it looks really bad...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/11/2012 11:51:36 AM     (No. 8925753)

Our goobermint in action-- usually incompetent, sometimes lethal.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/11/2012 12:08:27 PM     (No. 8925800)

Wait till the 'Death Panel' starts making decisions on how the care givers treat patients. The blood we've seen thus far will only be droplets. This is totally unacceptable. These monsters MUST BE STOPPED. They lie, they cheat, they care only about their own skins and the skins of other party members. Communists... you bet


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/11/2012 1:14:49 PM     (No. 8925945)

Bless Rep. Mike Kelly. He really was a star at the hearing yesterday. The sheer idiocy of the lifetime bureaucrats, Ms. Lamb as well as the rude Kennedy was shocking! Kennedy's attitude was "how dare YOU question me"? Nearly 40 years in "service"? What on Earth? Mitt Romney will clean house. They'd better pack their gucci bags..BTW, It's no surprise that obama uses taxpayer money to prop up the Chevy Volt,, After all, he DID save GM, didn't he? What better way to prove it then to show phony sales numbers for a golf-cart-automobile..

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