Federal employees blinded by bigotry, hate, and intolerance — a.k.a. the Leftist agenda — are reportedly spending their time finding ways to sneak around and work against President Donald Trump and the American people — a.k.a. their bosses. Encrypted messaging apps, new email addresses and various other protected options are reportedly being used to work against their employer without getting fired.
Whether inside the Environmental Protection Agency, within the Foreign Service, on the edges of the Labor Department or beyond, employees are using new technology as well as more old-fashioned approaches — such as private face-to-face meetings — to organize letters, talk strategy, or contact media outlets and other groups to express their dissent.
The goal is to get their message across while not violating any rules covering workplace communications, which can be monitored by the government and could potentially get them fired.
At the EPA, a small group of career employees — numbering less than a dozen so far — are using an encrypted messaging app to discuss what to do if Trump’s political appointees undermine their agency’s mission to protect public health and the environment, flout the law, or delete valuable scientific data that the agency has been collecting for years, sources told POLITICO.
Fearing for their jobs, the employees began communicating incognito using the app Signal shortly after Trump’s inauguration. Signal, like WhatsApp and other mobile phone software, encrypts all communications, making it more difficult for hackers to gain access to them.
One EPA employee even got a new, more secure cellphone, and another joked about getting a “burner phone.”
“I have no idea where this is going to go. I think we’re all just taking it one day at a time and respond in a way that seems appropriate and right,” one EPA employee working to thwart Trump told Politico, under the condition of anonymity.
The employee also explained to Politico that those involved in the effort are working to “create a network across the agency” of individuals ready to sound the alarm should the Trump administration break the law.
Politico reported: “The federal employees interviewed for this story stressed that they see themselves as nonpartisan stewards of the government. But several also said they believe they have a duty to speak out if they feel a policy is undermining their mission.”
Nonpartisan, really? Did they pull stunts like this under the Obama administration? The entitlement shown is striking as who believe that “their mission” takes precedent — not the taxpayers that pay their salaries, nor the mission of their boss who those taxpayers elected.
That last sentence about “undermining their mission” illustrates the fact that this is absolutely partisan, and it is disgraceful.
“Quite a few federal employees seem to be looking for constructive ways to express discontent,” Steven Aftergood, who directs the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists said. “Meanwhile, tension is still growing, not subsiding.”
If federal employees really feel that they cannot work with the president because they are that opposed to his agenda, perhaps they should start looking for new jobs.
That’s because Leftists have no decency. Forget even trying to see things from another perspective; that ship has sailed for Leftists. But now they are so entitled and entrenched in their belief that it is their way or the highway, and as such, that any opposition is the evil “other,” that they refuse to do what they should do if they can’t do their jobs — quit.
Instead, they show what the Left is — bigoted, hateful, intolerant, entitled, and utterly shameful.
By the way, is this the “peaceful transition of power” that the Left went on and on about when they thought Hillary Clinton was going to win? No, it most certainly isn’t, and in an effort to explain away their hypocrisy they have to turn the opposition into the evil other because otherwise, they show what they are — insufferable hypocrites.
Democrat Congresswoman Val Demings (FL) states that she thought it was “beautiful” to see young students rebelling against unconstitutional order.
The Stuart, Florida City Commission is demanding the resignation of Mayor Eula Clarke for referring to a police officer as a “pig.”
According to a complaint by the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association (PBA), which represents Stuart Police officers, the mayor entered a local convenience store, saw Officer Edward Fitzgerald speaking with an employee, and said: “I didn’t know we were serving pig tonight.”
“No City of Stuart employee should be subjected to verbal harassment or demeaning comments by one of the City’s elected officials,” the complaint stated.
“We’re outraged,” PBA president John Kazanjian said, calling the mayor’s remark “just a slap in the face…we don’t need someone like that as a public servant.”
Stuart Police Chief David Dyess told local TV channel WPTV that he was “kind of stunned or shocked that the mayor would make a comment like that to the officer.”
Mayor Clarke has repeatedly apologized for the incident, including sending a formal letter to Kazanjian in which she confessed: “I am so sorry for this entire event.”
“My choice of words, and my speech, was patently offensive, and I would hope that Ofc. Fitzgerald, and all law enforcement officers will forgive me for this transgression,” the mayor wrote.
“All law enforcement officers are very important to me, and to the City of Stuart. We owe them a great debt of gratitude,” she continued.
But the four Stuart City Commission members who elected Clarke to serve as mayor in September 2016 say they doubt her sincerity.
The commission consists of five officials, including Mayor Clarke. Since Clarke has not stepped down as mayor of her own volition, the commissioners will likely vote on Wednesday to relieve her of her duties, according to TCPalm.
Commissioner Troy McDonald said he was unconvinced by Clarke’s explanation that she uses the word “pig” when “referring to certain meat products.”
“At the same time you were apologizing,” McDonald noted, “you started to try to back off and say, ‘Well I was talking about pork products’…which makes me question your sincerity at this point.”
Commissioner Kelli Glass-Leighton also issued a statement saying, “As the wife of a law enforcement officer, I take extreme offense and disgust with the mayor’s words and action.
“I don’t believe an apology is enough. We as a city need to heal and move forward. Mayor Clarke, I do firmly believe you need to resign as a city commissioner immediately.”
However, Stuart’s citizens have taken both sides of the controversy, with some condemning and others defending Clarke.
Local business owner Trina Lange believes that Clarke “should step down as mayor.
“Our mayor represents our town,” Lange told the TCPalm. “I don’t want to be seen as representing that.”
But Stuart resident Thelma Washington defended Clarke, pointing to her record of public service.
“To many here, Clarke has been a champion for the neighborhood,” Washington said, noting that Clarke “reads to students at the child-care center” and “gives free legal advice to divorced fathers who often are kept away from their children by their mothers.”