It's OK if your heart is pure (left)
Posted by aogFriday, 25 February 2011 at 14:51 TrackBack Ping URL

Allegedly the Wisconson medical licensing board is looking in to the fake medical excuses handed out during the protests in Wisconsin. I predict that it will drag out until it’s mostly forgotten and everyone let off with a mild admonishment. The MAL is very good at having rules, laws, and principles not apply to them. I don’t see why this will be any different.

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Hey Skipper Friday, 25 February 2011 at 20:30

Ten or so years ago, the American Airlines pilots union was caught encouraging guys to call in sick, despite not being legally entitled to “self-help”.

IIRC, AA sued the union for waging an illegal job action, and won, to the tune of about $23M.

The teachers here have similarly broken the law.

Annoying Old Guy Saturday, 26 February 2011 at 22:43

But I will bet you a good chunk of change that they never suffer any direct repercussions from it. They will break the law with impunity.

Here’s yet another example, the Obama Administration is meeting lobbyists outside of the White House to evade disclosure laws. This puts the meetings in insecure locations (such as literally a Starbucks, where anyone can overhear). But it means that none of the people at the meetings will show up in any publicly available record. I am convinced that a big reason MALists are so casual with laws and regulations is they simply can’t imagine such things applying to them. It’s all about controlling the little people.

Annoying Old Guy Sunday, 27 February 2011 at 21:28

Just like Representative Maxine Waters’ trial which seems to be becoming lost in the historical fog. Just like this will be.

Hey Skipper Monday, 28 February 2011 at 12:33

Stupid I may be, but in that regard I’m leagues away from being dumb enough to take that bet.

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