Monday, April 30, 2012
Happy “Honesty Day,” Everybody
- This month started with dishonesty, white lies, trickery, and our “Annual Whistleblower Apology E-dition” on April Fool’s Day, so we’re trying to end the month on a slightly higher note. Today’s “national holiday” supposedly encourages honesty in the workplace and the marketplace and to honor the honorable” with a focus on “a nationwide emphasis this coming year on honesty to prevent the increasing examples of lying and fraud that are harming society and damaging our nation’s quality of life,” according to the holiday’s creator, M. Hirsh Goldberg, former press secretary to a governor of Maryland.
- Whistleblower Pollster Ron Rasmussen says people were asked to rank professions in terms of who is the most honest in the 2011 Gallup Annual Honesty and Ethics Poll. Nurses topped the list, along with pharmacists, medical doctors, high school teachers, and police officers.
Still the least honest and ethical among us were members of Congress, lobbyists, car salespeople, telemarketers, and advertising practitioners.
- Whistleblower researchers have been working around the clock trying to find an “Honest Elected Official” among today’s office holders. The only ones who’ve ever come close to being honest have always been voted out of office for trying to tell the truth.
Also, 19th Century American politician Simon Cameron said, “An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought,” and American comedian Joey Adams said, “An honest politician is one who’s never been caught.”
But nobody would find anything anybody in the Obama Administration has ever had to say about “Honesty.” And it’s no small wonder, especially after White House Spokes Dweeb Jay Cardboard went on TV last week to claim “I never lie.” Edward Cropper nailed Cardboard stretching the truth.
- Award Winning Photo Illustrator Artis Conception was also able to capture Obama at this moment of supreme duplicity.
Remember the day before Disingenuous DemocRATS passed Obama’s Health Care legislation? Obama said “I was tooling through some of the writings of some previous presidents, and I came upon this quote by Abraham Lincoln: ‘I am not bound to win, but I’m bound to be true. I’m not bound to succeed, but I’m bound to live up to what light I have.’ “According to NPR, the Lincoln quotation was stirring. It was also bogus. And there is no documentary evidence that Lincoln ever said any such thing. That means Obama even lied about a quote he stole from Honest Abe. Oh, the Irony!
- Artis Conception has always found “Honesty in Politics” (or the lack thereof) a favorite subject. Just ask that Lame-Duck Corrupt Evicted Lying Plagiarizing Meddling Overblown Bought-and-paid-For Tax-and-Spend Wrinkle-Puss RINO Bitch-in-a-Ditch “Mean Jean” Schmidt. “Dishonesty” is only one of the items on her rap sheet. Her “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire” was telling it like it was.
- And Charles Foster Kane has always prized “honesty” pretty high too. That’s why Artis depicted Our Beloved Whistleblower Publisher as Diogenes, searching for the Truth many years ago at Cincinnati City Hall.
- At yesterday’s meeting of the Conservative Agenda, Political Insiders were asking Kane why The Blower always has so much to say about “Dishonest Politicians.” Maybe it’s because there are always so many to choose from.
And our endless list of weekly disclaimers always includes: “Sometimes The Blower questions a person’s motives to show that dishonesty of any kind is not appropriate in our society. This should be clear to anybody who isn’t an elected official.”
Maybe that’s why “Honesty” came first in Kane’s “Declaration of Principles” that appeared in a box on the front page of the December 4, 1990 edition of the Whistleblower, when Kane was first named publisher.
Back then, Kane promised also Whistleblower readers would be getting the truth quickly and entertainingly. “And no special interests would be allowed to interfere with that truth,” Kane added.
So today, with only “189” more days until the Presidential Elections, where else besides The Blower could you go to find a little honesty on “Honesty Day.” You could always check out our video of Jimmy Kimmel hosting Saturday Night’s 2012 White House Correspondents’
HONEST POLITICIANS HOT LINE
(The Dishonest Politicians Hotline is already full)
Some less-than-totally-honest items in today’s Blower were sent in by our less-than-totally-honest subscribers.
Link of the Day
Jimmy Kimmel Hosts the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner