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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rush Limbaugh's Morning Update: Rated X

Rush Limbaugh: According to the Securities and Exchange Commission's inspector general, dozens of staffers used government computers to surf the web looking at and downloading porn. Most of the activity took place during the financial meltdown.

The porn party took place despite the SEC's software filters designed to block porn sites. The more salacious examples in the IG's report include a staff accountant who had more than 600 images stored on her laptop, and had accumulated almost 1,800 access denials for porn sites over a two-week period. Another SEC senior attorney spent up to 8 hours a day viewing porno at work, and overloaded his hard drive. So he burned porn images onto CDs and DVDs, which he stored at the office. Most of the porn-happy employees earn from 99 thousand to over 200 thousand a year. One porn-peeker said: "It was something, you know, at some point, I just kind of did naturally."

Iowa Republican Senator Charles Grassley requested the report, and his spokesperson said the release was not politically motivated.

But given the daily attacks on the financial sector by Obama, it ought to be used politically -- not just by Republicans -- but by every business he badmouths. We have enough regulators and regulations in place to monitor the financial sector, but the federal government has been failing miserably for decades!

Unless they clean up their own triple-X-rated act, they don't deserve more power to screw up -- and screw -- anybody else.

Read the Background Material on the Morning Update...
• Wall Street Journal: Workers Punished in SEC Porn Flap


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