Tuesday, December 04, 2007

"...But I Didn't Look..."

Local political appointee went to a conference in Las Vegas, all on the up & up. But it seems he spent $57 of the county’s money (read: “our money”) at a strip joint and then said he went in for a drink with friends but didn’t look.


Having mistakenly used the county’s debit card instead of his own credit card (“they look almost identical”) he paid it back, but not before the lip-smacking news made the newspapers and tv. What happened in Vegas, apparently, didn’t stay in Vegas.

I’m of the opinion that no matter where you go, someone’s going to recognize you. Or, no matter which peep show you take in, or suchlike, the people back home will get wind of it. Not because of the Internet age and lack of privacy; it’s just because things get around. They always have. The nuns in grammar school warned us of talking about others; “It always gets back,” they said.

They should have warned people that, no matter where you are, it’s gonna get back. One way or another, your indiscretions will be on the next plane. I don’t know if it always pays to be good, but it sure does pay not to be bad.

I don’t know if the gent in question is married or, if so, how tolerant his wife is. Maybe she’s ok if he reads the menu out there as long as he has supper at home.


Anonymous "out there" said...

Ah! Karma strikes again!

December 05, 2007 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ironic how the county takes the magical magnetic strip from him only after he sees someone strip

December 06, 2007 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please be aware that there will be a Rally on the Luzerne County
Courthouse Lawn on Dec 17th at 9 AM to make the Luzerne County Prison
Board remove Deputy Director Sam Hyder from his position. This is a
Rally that will be very important to the integrity of the government in
Luzerne County.
Sam Hyder is one of the seven people that have abused his power as
deputy warden and has used his County issued debit card for purchases
that were not aurthorised by his department supervisor. This is a
direct violation of County Policy and the taxpayers must rally for
accountability by having the Prison Board fire Sam Hyder.
Please be prompt as the Prison Board meeting will start at 9:15 AM
and we need to be there to show that the taxpayers will not allow this
type of insubordination in our county government. I understand that Sam
Hyder is in the process of getting his people together to make sure he
has support there for himself. Let's all show the County Government
that we are going to voice our displeasure with this type of behavior.

Walter Griffith Jr
Wilkes-Barre City Taxpayer Advocate
WIlkes Barre City Council Candidate for 2007

December 10, 2007 12:27 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

I didn't think the Movers & Shakers even knew my little blog existed.

Thanks for dropping by and thanks for signing what you wrote.

December 10, 2007 1:45 PM  

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