Slabbed explores allegations that the Bay St Louis Facebook Page is a Hizzoner partisan political activity

Folks I’ve never understood why newspapers couch a story around a massive fib, especially when they know it is a fib. Monday night’s workshop witnessed a number of transparency errors but what interested me most was insubordinate City employee Jerry Beaugez, a crony of Mayor Fillingame arguing with the City Council after being given a direct order to stop streaming the workshop on Facebook. While such an order against a member of the public would certainly be an ethics no-no, a City employee faces a far different set of legal questions vis-a-vie the exercise of free speech while on the taxpayer’s dime. Let’s start with the massive falsehood Beaugez told to Dwayne Bremer of the Echo:

One possible reason for the council’s concern is that there have been accusations that Facebook comments were being edited or deleted to reflect only “pro-Fillingame posts.”

Beaugez said anyone can see the comments on Facebook and they could not be edited or deleted. He said that the Facebook settings are set to not allow vulgarity, but the administrator cannot delete or edit a post.

Individuals, however, can delete their own personal posts, he said.

Beaugez also argued that the meeting was public and that other entities such as local media are allowed to record meetings.

The owner of the Facebook page can delete any comment from anyone posted on it, as any 12 year old with a Facebook account will tell you. It’s real simple, simply mouse over the “x” on the upper right of the comment, click it and then confirm the delete. Since Beaugez is either a Facebook simpleton or a liar, can we discern which condition is the case here? I think so folks, mainly by presenting one of the comments deleted from the City’s Facebook page: Continue reading “Slabbed explores allegations that the Bay St Louis Facebook Page is a Hizzoner partisan political activity”

If you’re a US citizen and not concerned yet………

Then the next question that would come to mind is whether or not there is a pulse.  What good does is there in having a Constitution if the powers that be repeatedly ignore it?

United States of Secrets Part Two: Privacy Lost ~ Frontline

As I watched, certain memories of days moderating Slabbed gone by washed over me. Ignatius certainly has a clue but the implications raised by the Frontline series lead to some places that I still do not feel comfortable writing about despite the fact I have no national security exposures that I am aware.  I will say that sometime in  early 2012 I came to a conclusion that I time stamped with song, as is my wont.

Be careful out there for Obama is as bad as George Bush when it comes to disregard of our basic civil liberties and worse when it comes to crushing whistle blowers.