Author Topic: Your tax dollars are hard at work … editing the ‘Horse head mask’ page on Wikipedia  (Read 208 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline flowers

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,557
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/10/your-tax-dollars-are-hard-at-work-editing-the-horse-head-mask-page-on-wikipedia/



Quote
Apparently, congressional staffers don't have enough work to do, because they're editing Wikipedia pages for the most pressing issues of our time -- including (but not limited to) horse head masks.

On Wednesday, someone with an IP address (a unique number assigned to devices accessing the Internet on a network) linked to Congress updated the "Horse head mask" Wikipedia page to include this essential detail: "On July 8th, 2014, [[President Barack Obama]] shook hands with a man wearing a horse head mask in [[Denver]]."


Offline AbaraXas

  • Just a nobody
  • Social Media Advisor
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 9,316
  • Just a nobody
Am I the only one wondering what is going on with the Secret Service in all this? What you think of Obama aside, there have been two major lapses in security for the President of the US in the past week.
1. Letting someone wearing a mask this close (ie SS has trouble identifying or determining intentions). One of the SS guys in that photo seems obviously concerned, but how did it get to this point in the first place?
2. Letting someone openly using a narcotic come right up to the president and offer him some (yes, legal in Denver but still something security would usually be cautious about).

Was this the SS being lapse? Were these incidents 'planned' with SS approval as some sort of photo-op (make President appear hip)?  Other?
« Last Edit: July 11, 2014, 01:15:26 PM by AbaraXas »
Never delude yourself into thinking you're "influencing" or making a difference on the internet. It is an ephemeral pleasure.

Offline flowers

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,557
Am I the only one wondering what is going on with the Secret Service in all this? What you think of Obama aside, there have been two major lapses in security for the President of the US in the past week.
1. Letting someone wearing a mask this close (ie SS has trouble identifying or determining intentions). One of the SS guys in that photo seems obviously concerned, but how did it get to this point in the first place?
2. Letting someone openly using a narcotic come right up to the president and offer him some (yes, legal in Denver but still something security would usually be cautious about).

Was this the SS being lapse? Were these incidents 'planned' with SS approval as some sort of photo-op (make President appear hip)?  Other?

I was going to post what is wrong with the SS to let the horse head get so close to him? How could anyone tell what was under that mask. Did they check him first and the mask as well?  comes to mind the guy at I forget the name funeral. They let obma close to him and he was a known loon.


Offline mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 33,104
Quote
Were these incidents 'planned' with SS approval as some sort of photo-op (make President appear hip)? 
It's hard to imagine that Zero ever has an unscripted moment. Not sure how this makes him look hip (or the pool playing, for that matter) - but it must make sense to President Jarrett.
The skeptic is never for real. There he stands, cocktail in hand, left arm draped languorously on one end of the mantelpiece, telling you that he can't be sure of anything, not even of his own existence. I'll give you my secret method of demolishing universal skepticism in four words. Whisper to him: "Your fly is open." If he thinks knowledge is so all-fired impossible, why does he always look? — James Sire (from, The Universe Next Door)

Offline Oceander

  • Technical
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 42,757
  • #NeverTrumpForever
Am I the only one wondering what is going on with the Secret Service in all this? What you think of Obama aside, there have been two major lapses in security for the President of the US in the past week.
1. Letting someone wearing a mask this close (ie SS has trouble identifying or determining intentions). One of the SS guys in that photo seems obviously concerned, but how did it get to this point in the first place?
2. Letting someone openly using a narcotic come right up to the president and offer him some (yes, legal in Denver but still something security would usually be cautious about).

Was this the SS being lapse? Were these incidents 'planned' with SS approval as some sort of photo-op (make President appear hip)?  Other?


They almost certainly were staged.

Offline SlapLeather

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 215
Up to and including martyrdom.  Real or staged.  It will be the ultimate crisis.  It will not be wasted.

Offline olde north church

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 5,136
Up to and including martyrdom.  Real or staged.  It will be the ultimate crisis.  It will not be wasted.

He'll be carrying his own cross until a troop of Brownies suffering from a variety of childhood diseases will offer to carry it.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf