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Hard-drive wipeout sounds like a new surf move after a rogue wave hits an unsuspecting surfer.
That would be if it weren’t something high-ranking officials in our government perform to try to cover their rears after they do something that would generally be considered not on the “up and up.”
I continually find myself scratching my head and asking, “Who in their right mind, does stuff like that?”
Take for instance Lois Lerner, former IRS head, who allegedly lost her hard drive after an investigation was mounted following complaints that her agency was targeting conservative entities unfairly.
Remember when, according to the WashingtonTimes.com, “The IRS’s inspector general confirmed Thursday it is conducting a criminal investigation into how Lois G. Lerner’s emails disappeared, saying it took only two weeks for investigators to find hundreds of tapes the agency’s chief had told Congress were irretrievably destroyed.
“Investigators have already scoured 744 backup tapes and gleaned 32,774 unique emails, but just two weeks ago they found an additional 424 tapes that could contain even more Lerner emails, Deputy Inspector General Timothy P. Camus told the House Oversight Committee in a rare late-night hearing meant to look into the status of the investigation.
“‘There is potential criminal activity,’ Mr. Camus said.”
Potential criminal activity? You think? What am I missing here? Who in their right mind thinks they can delete information from a hard drive and call it the “whoops” factor?
Apparently Lerner needed more Computer 101 classes before she tried to delete hundreds of allegedly incriminating emails linking her to alleged illegal activity against conservatives.
Next, take the Hillary email deletion/hard-drive wipeout scandal.
Remember Benghazi?
I’ll refresh your memory. This account from Wikipedia which reads, “On the evening of September 11, 2012, Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith. Stevens was the first U.S. Ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979.
“Several hours later, a second assault targeted a different compound about one mile away, killing two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. Ten others were also injured in the attacks.
“Initially, it was reported by the media the Benghazi attack was a spontaneous protest triggered by an anti-Muslim video, ‘Innocence of Muslims.’ Subsequent investigations determined that there was no such protest and that the attacks were premeditated, though captured suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala stated that the assault was in retaliation for the video.”
Ask Hillary for her hard drive with emails pertaining to Benghazi and she’ll give it to you – at least the one at the White House, the one she should have been using for official email and wasn’t. The real hard drive, at home in New York, was suddenly cleaned, wiped and scrubbed of all emails dealing with Benghazi – all except the ones she saw fit to share with investigators.
After all, who would want to see emails dealing with her daughter’s wedding?
Come on, people, and Hillary is the front-runner Democratic contender for presidential candidate? Ugh.
Maybe lying to investigators about emails isn’t a big deal in your book, but in mine, it is an indicator of character, or lack thereof, and a foretaste of murky waters the citizens of our country could be in if she were to be elected president.
Again, who in their right mind – that might be the whole dilemma right there – dumps a hard drive and lies to investigators about it? Further, who in their right mind would then contemplate voting for a person capable of lying to Congress and blowing it off to the United States voters as a big oops?
Golly, Wally. This plot thickens at every turn.

OBITUARIES

Laura Ellen Weitman Paul ~ 12-22-1947 to 06-07-2024

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Linn County News Published June 12, 2024   Laura Ellen Weitman Paul, age 76, of La Cygne, Kan., passed away Friday, June 7, 2024. She was born on Dec. 22, 1947, in Quincy, Ill., the daughter of Ivan R. and Edna F. Parrish Weitman. She graduated from LaBelle Rural High... [More]

Terri Lynn Thies ~ 08-27-1958 to 06-06-2024

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Linn County News Published June 12, 2024   Terri Lynn Thies, age 65, La Cygne, Kan., passed away Thursday, June 6, 2024. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2024, at Queen of the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Wea, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to... [More]

Mary Ellen Cochran ~ 12-27-1938 to 06-04-2024

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Linn County News Published June 12, 2024   Mary Ellen Cochran, age 85, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away on June 4, 2024. Funeral Service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel. Visitation was held... [More]

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Commissioners approve motion to change chairperson

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Early on in the meeting of the Linn County Commissioners on Monday, June 10, Commissioner Jim Johnson made a motion to replace Commissioner Jason Hightower as chairperson with Commissioner Danny McCullough. McCullough seconded the motion and it carried on a 2-1 vote with Hightower... [More]

Pay scale creates Pleasanton council disagreement

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A discussion on pay scales took several discussions throughout the Pleasanton Council meeting Tuesday, May 28 when a new pay scale chart was introduced by Mayor Mathew Young. The chart was an effort to make pay more fair across the board for employees and allow the city to budget... [More]

Linn Valley Council discusses location of proposed new city hall

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The Linn Valley City Council met Monday, June 10 for their first meeting of the month and among many other items discussed the idea of building a new city hall. Mayor Lew Donelson brought up the idea looking for a proposed location and the feasibility of a new city hall. He... [More]

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SPORTS

Mound City hosts youth fishing derby

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The City of Mound City hosted the Youth Fishing Derby on June 8 as part of the Jayhawk Blast celebration. The derby started with registration at 9 a.m. and the derby itself running from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. There were four age groups in the derby, up to 5 years old, 6-10... [More]

Prairie View baseball and softball receive All League honors

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The 2024 Pioneer League All League baseball and softball teams were announced recently and the Buffalos were represented in both sports. In baseball senior Gabe Murillo earned second team All League honors. Murillo was the senior leader on the team and was one of the team’s... [More]

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