Friday, April 08, 2011

Workers' Privacy Rights Trampled by Fox News, Department Heads

Fox News reports that the FAA Chief has shown command deficiency and totally disregard for employee privacy.

The nation's top aviation official says he has suspended a control tower supervisor while investigating why no controller was available to aid two planes that landed at Washington's Reagan airport early this week.

Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt said Thursday in a statement that the controller has been suspended from his operational duties. He said he was "personally outraged" that the supervisor, the lone controller on duty in the airport tower at the time, failed to meet his duties.

On condition of anonymity, one FAA employee stated, "the staff is outraged at Babbitt for confirming this incident happened because he has started an unfair precedent of being open with the public. If the public finds out how often this happens, we'll have to start sleeping at home."


  1. Anyone who thinks American indivuals have the right to privacy lives in a fool's paradise.

  2. I live in Leucadia. We still do and should have privacy rights. They should not be absolute and they should be weak when measured against our right to know.

    Pres. Cleveland spoke about this:

    # Every citizen owes to the country a vigilant watch and close scrutiny of its public servants and affairs and a reasonable estimate of their fidelity and usefulness...this is the price of our liberty and the inspiration of our faith in the Republic.

    # Our citizens have the right to protection from the incompetency of public employees...

    Cleveland did some good stuff:

    He fought to restore honesty and impartiality to government, particularly by eliminating government favors.

    He resisted political pressures to inflate, even in the face of a serious recession. He was the first president to veto bogus pension claims and pension pork (from the Civil War). Further, he was known as a veto President, who studied every bill Congress passed and vetoed more than 300 of them—more than twice as many than the 132 vetoes cast by all the Presidents before him.


  3. Cleveland also opposed the 15th Amendment giving voting rights to African Americans. He felt that the Chinese were unwilling to assimilate to U.S. customs, therefore they were 2nd class citizens, and he felt that Native Americans should be "wards of the State". He did not think veterans should have any pensions even after making the supreme sacrifice of fighting for our country. He was a good old white boy, and felt people should take care of themselves. During his second presidency there was a great recession. He is not someone I would look to as a model of a great man-sorry Kevin.

  4. Bush hardly vetoed anything! He set a record for the president who vetoed the least bills. It's a real shame the way he led our country. Spend spend spend... debt debt debt.... who will pay?

  5. HH-Good point. When Clinton left office we had a surplus in the government. What happened? I thought Republicans were fiscal conservatives. Seems as if the Republican that made the most sense was Eisenhower who said "Beware of the military/industrial complex." The Bush family has a long history in this military/industrial complex. All one has to do is look at Bush Sr. and his connections with the CIA, Halliburton, Blackwater, and one need say no more. Bush Jr. was Cheney's puppet.

  6. 9/11 gave them free reign to bankrupt us.

    We spend $Billions to fight uneducated religious nuts who arm themselves with box cutters and old russian machine guns!


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