Wouldn’t you know it was PORN? Robert Stacy McCain fills us in.
Instead of, y’know, making sure we didn’t have an oil rig disaster:
Staff members at an agency that oversees offshore drilling accepted tickets to sports events, lunches and other gifts from oil and gas companies and used government computers to view pornography, according to an Interior Department report alleging a culture of cronyism between regulators and the industry.
In at least one case, an inspector for the Minerals Management Service admitted using crystal methamphetamine and said he might have been under the influence of the drug the next day at work, according to the report by the acting inspector general of the Interior Department.
The report cites a variety of violations of federal regulations and ethics rules at the agency’s Louisiana office. Previous inspector general investigations have focused on inappropriate behavior by the royalty-collection staff in the agency’s Denver office.
See kids, porn, drugs and oil just do not mix. Or actually, to put it more concisely, ANYTHING and government bureaucracy do not mix.