Burning the midnight oil

An ATF agent gets arrested for murder and apparently the DOJ starts burning the midnight oil over it. Local time for this Google search by them was nearly 12:30 AM:

Domain Name   usdoj.gov ? (U.S. Government)
IP Address   149.101.1.# (US Dept of Justice)
ISP   US Dept of Justice

Continent  :  North America
Country  :  United States  (Facts)
State  :  District of Columbia
City  :  Washington
Lat/Long  :  38.9097, -77.0231 (Map)
Distance  :  2,071 miles
Language   English (U.S.)
Operating System   Microsoft WinXP
Browser   Internet Explorer 6.0
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; DOJ3jx7bf; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.5.21022)
Javascript   version 1.3

Resolution  :  1024 x 768
Color Depth  :  32 bits
Time of Visit   Jan 8 2009 9:27:55 pm
Last Page View   Jan 8 2009 9:29:10 pm
Visit Length   1 minute 15 seconds
Page Views   2
Referring URL http://www.google.co…rk january 7%2C 2008
Search Engine google.com
Search Words atf agent arrested william clark january 7, 2008
Visit Entry Page   http://blog.joehuffm…astItIsAnArrest.aspx
Visit Exit Page   https://blog.joehuffman.org/
Out Click    
Time Zone   UTC-5:00
Visitor’s Time   Jan 9 2009 12:27:55 am
Visit Number   416,532

I also received a similar search hit this morning.

It’s nice to know they care about what I think. But what I really wish is they would just go get legimate jobs instead of spending taxpayer money to infringe our rights.


One thought on “Burning the midnight oil

  1. “…what I really wish is they would just go get [legitimate] jobs…”

    But they’d need to have marketable skills, and the benefits might be smaller, and they might have less job security. Where’s their incentive? Right now their best bet, from their point of view, is to try growing the size and scope of the bureau. That means pushing for more infringements (to give them something to do) and hiring more agents.

    Just like people running a private business, a government entity tries to grow (they’re human, too). Unlike a private business they don’t produce anything, and they don’t serve anyone other than fellow bureaucrats.

    That’s a long-winded way of calling them parasites, of course.

    The only way the bureau is going to fold, and all its employees finally get jobs, is if they’re left with no alternatives. I’ve been in favor of buying them out, so as to shut them up when the time comes to close them down. That appears to be a long way off though. Like Reagan said; The closest thing we have to eternal life on Earth is a government program.

    Next we’ll need a Bureau of Speech and Religion, no doubt.

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