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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Who is POGO?

Can somebody tell us what POGO's raison d'etre is, other than always calling for yet another LANL congressional investigation? For as long as I can remember, that's pretty much the only thing they've ever done. You could replace these guys by a perl script. 

I guess if they were to stop that, they would have to disband. A one-trick pony.Who is POGO

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Replace them with what? You still use Perl. That is so 90s. Have you heard of Python?

Anonymous said...

They've been doing this for a LONG time. Perl seems appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Pogo stick, you jump up and down on it.

Anonymous said...

Possum, of course!

Anonymous said...


When in comes the NNSA labs POGO has steadily lost credibility and influence over the years. My understanding is that no in Washington really takes them seriously anymore.

Anonymous said...

Wanna see what POGO has turned into over the last few years? Check this out:

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/07/19/part-iv-pogo-mastering-the-art-of-lap-dancing-for-mega-sugar-daddies/

Anonymous said...

POGO is taken very seriously by Congress, and much of the rest of the Washington crowd. LANL, and the rest of the country outside of Washington, poke fun at POGO at their own peril. Taken together with the large number of negative IG reports, the current call for another Congressional investigation of LANL may be the tipping point to force the reopening of the case.

Anonymous said...

POGO is taken very seriously by Congress, and much of the rest of the Washington crowd. LANL, and the rest of the country outside of Washington, poke fun at POGO at their own peril. Taken together with the large number of negative IG reports, the current call for another Congressional investigation of LANL may be the tipping point to force the reopening of the case.

February 6, 2016 at 8:38 AM

POGO is NOT taken seriously by Congress particularly when it comes the NNSA labs. POGO has had egg its face one too many times and people remember their claims about Tommy Hook, the nonexistence Mustang, and countless other things that never happened or where overblown. Reopening the case is a complete waste of time but I say go ahead and do it as it will only degrade POGO and along the these other nefarious characters.

Anonymous said...

With all the angry emotion being aimed at POGO, someone must have a lot to loose if the investigation uncovers hidden information.

Anonymous said...

With all the angry emotion being aimed at POGO, someone must have a lot to loose if the investigation uncovers hidden information.

February 6, 2016 at 11:47 AM

No, only POGO has something to lose, so please bring it on.

Anonymous said...

POGO needs to justify its existence somehow, as well as raising funds to pay these out of work folks who have never created anything in their day except hysteria and conjure up something where nothing exists.

Anonymous said...

I think POGO started off with good intentions and was even useful however over the years it started to get somewhat flaky in who worked for them and the influence from outside corporations has also diminished their credibility. With LANL they tend to go with the most sensational nonsense ever. They never did apologize for getting the Tommy Hook case so utterly wrong.

"As our nation celebrates the revelation of Deep Throat's identity, we
should be mindful that blowing the whistle on corruption is still
dangerous. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tommy Hook and his
family. We have grown to admire Tommy's courageousness and integrity
over the many months we have worked with him. This assault will only
steel the resolve of Tommy Hook, Chuck Montano, and others to tell the
truth." said Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project On Government
Oversight (POGO)." 2005

The weekend beating of a whistle-blower apparently had nothing to do with lap dances or laboratory troubles, Santa Fe police said Thursday.

After investigating Tommy Hook's claim that he was lured Saturday to a local topless club to meet a fellow Los Alamos National Laboratory auditor, police found no reason to believe it, according to a news release.

"The altercation involving Mr. Hook is an isolated incident and is in no way related to Mr. Hook's whistle-blower status at the Los Alamos National Laboratories," the release said.

Instead, the brutal beating was the result of an altercation in the parking lot of Cheeks topless bar, in which Hook allegedly backed his red Subaru sedan into a pedestrian while trying to leave.

"A verbal exchange of words occurred after Mr. Hook exited his vehicle at which time the confrontation escalated into a physical attack," the police department release states.

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