Gathering The Wool From “Nothing Sheepish About”

By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009).

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An Auditor Of Old

An Auditor Of Old

Those who read, I mean really read, this blog will recall an article regarding alleged employee embezzlement from the Jemez Mountain School District (JMSD). If you have not read the article you can catch up by going here.

I recently filed a public record request with the Office Of The State Auditor (OSA) for the Executive Summary of the audit of the JMSD. The audit,  was prompted by the alleged embezzlement, as was reported in my article linked above. I am extremely pleased to announce that the folks I dealt with at the OSA were extremely courteous and receptive to my request. So much so, that the Executive Summary was sent the day following my request. Mr. Steve Archibeque and Mr. Evan Blackstone are to be commended for their responsiveness.

I have read the Executive Summary and have decided that the best way to report on the document is to post a link to it, so that I do not make any mistakes in interpreting the findings in the document. I am told that the audit itself is not being released at this time because it contains information which is unresolved and any release to the public might jeopardize the continuing investigation. Here is the link to the Executive Summary OSA Special Audit Jemez Mountain SD – Executive Summary

I hope readers can find the time to examine the document with an eye toward remembering that folks can betray the trust placed in them and it is the citizens who suffer … in this case, the small or young ones to a greater extent.

Again, a tip of the hat to the folks at the OSA.

Down That Road We Go

Aftermath of the September 11 attacks
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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009).

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When the military leaders start expressing that they are fearful that the American public is growing less supportive of the war in Afghanistan, it is time for those who believe that it is important to defeat Al-Queda and their sisters, the Taliban, to start turning the political screws. Remember, it was the Taliban that refused to force Osama bin Laden out of Pakistan after September 11, 2001.

Those of us who are old enough to remember that the politicians snatched “defeat from the jaws of victory” in Viet Nam will not want to see the same ugly picture show its face in Afghanistan. We, as a nation and a people, are not in a position to drop our guard and our commitment to defeat Al-Queda and anyone who stands in our way or by Al-Queda’s side.

We have paid a price beyond the wildest imagination of any perceived by thinking Americans and it is time to up the ante and increase troop and equipment levels to that needed to lay to rest as many terrorist operatives as is humanly, not necessarily humanely, possible . No that’s right, war itself is not humane, but it is justified and will be so until the animals are caged or annihilated.

We should all pray that our politicians and military leaders will have the courage to finish this war and others we enter with a defeat of the enemy and a victory which would cause the enemy to “study war no more.” We have to remember, that we didn’t “study” this war into existance, but we do have to pass the test of it. Otherwise, we will be fighting it and others until all of our resolve is wasted.

Some are asking if Afghanistan will be Obama’s Viet Nam.  It can, but only if he is too weak to bring solid victory without flim-flam and bull butter.

Real Victory and real soon.

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