Tuesday, April 11, 2006

A tale of two liars

In Iowa, two people were arrested for filing a fake obituary to get off of work for a few days. James Ralph Snyder, 36, and Mary Jo Elizabeth Jensen, 33, were behind the scheme and filed an obituary saying Jensen's 17-year-old son had died. I'd say they were drunk when they did this but apparently it was over a number of days. Then again, seeing as they lived in Waterloo, Iowa, being drunk for a few days might not be such a bad idea or uncommon.

Snyder and Jensen, who worked at Tyson Foods in Waterloo, started taking time off of work in December saying her son was sick and in a hospital. Then Tyson was told that the boy was on life support and later died. After the obituary was filed people who knew the family and the son spotted him at a restaurant in town and called the police. Snyder was charged with tampering with records and Jensen was charged with being an accessory after the fact.

So a couple of incompetent liars, creating phony documents and cover stories and without any real plan after getting what they wanted in the short term, got arrested and charged.

Meanwhile back at the ranch...Crawford that is, a couple of incompentent liars, who passed along phony documents and cover stories and without any real plan after getting what they wanted are...in the beginning of their second term in office. In the case of the Iowa liars they were lying about a death that didn't actually occur. In the other case the lies and incompetence has led to real deaths of 2,354 U.S. soldiers and another 17,469 wounded. It's good to be the king.


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. It all depends on whether you live on the ranch or outside it.

As the man says, it's not fascism when we do it.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Intellectual Insurgent said...

The parallels you draw are fantastic!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Crankyboy said...

Fantastic in a sad way.

1:49 PM  

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