“No Man’s life liberty or property is safe while the legislature is in session”.

- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Your Tax Dollars At "Work?"

An anonymous reader left a comment yesterday on this post. The text of the reader's comment was showcased in this post.

But there's more to it than that. It appears that the reader left a trail showing a misuse of your tax dollars.

Here's why.

Thanks to Sitemeter, I have the commenting reader's ISP information. Usually I'd keep some of it private, but not this time. See for yourself.

Domain Namesenate.gov ? (U.S. Government)
IP Address 156.33.59.# (U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms)
ISP U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms
Continent : North America
Country :
United States (Facts)
State : Virginia
City : Vienna
Lat/Long : 38.912, -77.2716
Language English (U.S.)en-us
Operating System Microsoft WinNT
Browser Internet Explorer 8.0Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.2; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Javascript version 1.3
Monitor Resolution:1613 x 1008
Color Depth : 32 bits
Time of Visit Feb 22 2010 2:30:59 pm
Last Page View Feb 22 2010 2:48:48 pm
Visit Length 17 minutes 49 seconds
Page Views 6
Visit Entry Page
Visit Exit Page http://conservativei...ys-death-panels.html
Out Click Post a Commenthttps://www.blogger....=7746442432328731504
Time Zone UTC-5:00
Visitor's Time Feb 22 2010 2:30:59 pm
Visit Number4,417

It appears someone in the Senate Sergeant At Arms office was using this government ISP to read my blog and leave politically-motivated comments. And the location wasn't the Capitol, or a Senate office building. It is Vienna, Virginia. Perhaps that's where the ISP is located, but that's sort of hard to believe.

In any case, the reader had a bias. And it's hard for me to understand why we are paying taxes for some moron in the that organization to read blogs like mine and comment on them.

Of course, if the Senate employee wasn't on duty when surfing, then why is s/he using government resources and leaving politically-motivated comments from a government account?

Somehow, it seems fitting someone so stupid would be working for the federal government.

Hopefully, supplying the detailed ISP, time and other information may help someone identify the culprit and have him fired. Maybe I'll scare up a phone number down at the Capitol to alert the Sergeant At Arms for the Senate of this situation.

So much for efficiency in government. Now you know your tax dollars are paying for some government union employee to surf the web on your dime.

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