Timothy Murray of Oklahoma is claiming that Representative Frank Lucas was in fact hanged in the Ukraine in 2011, and thus the winning votes went to a "double" and should be dismissed. This is reportedly Murray's second attempt at running for office, though this time he did so as a registered Republican. Apparently his scheme was to dismiss Lucas's votes and gain them himself by being aligned with the same party. Politics: Crazy at any speed. Politics: Not even once. Check out the full story here:
In an e-mail obtained by Government Executive, employees at the EPA were told to shape up after reported incident of feces being placed outside an office bathroom. Administrator Howard Cantor said "Management is taking this situation very seriously and will take whatever actions are necessary to identify and prosecute these individuals." Poop shenanigan-doers, beware!
This comes after numerous other EPA misconduct incidents, including one employee pretending to be a CIA agent to get unlimited vacation time and another fessing up to spending as many as 6 hours a day watching naughty internet bits. Hats off to the Environmental Protection Agency though, it takes guts to be this blatantly incompetent and wasteful.
Here's Huffington Post's piece on the poopy situation with some more detail:
So, a little setup for this one: Firstly, Nancy Grace is a noxious demagogue and we shouldn't be humoring her. Just throwing that out there. Secondly, why would the child in question just... show up in the basement after all this time spent searching the house? And finally, dad here seems simultaneously defensive and elated in such a way that it's impossible to get a read on him. Point is, what in the heck is going on in this interview?
Alternatively, is the world just a cynical enough place that we can even entertain the thought that something is amiss here? And with that, I'm going back to bed and not thinking about Nancy Grace for another six months.