$crew you: Senior SEC employees spent “hours a day” surfing Internet porn

Posted by: ST on April 23, 2010 at 10:24 am

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl reports:

On a day when President Obama argued for more government regulation over the financial industry, a new government report reveals that some high-level regulators have spent more time looking at porn than policing Wall Street.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to be the sheriff of the financial industry, looking for financial crimes like Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. But the new report, obtained by ABC News, says senior employees of the SEC spent hours on the commission’s computers looking at sites like naughty.com, skankwire, youporn, and others.

The investigation, which was conducted by the SEC’s internal watchdog at the request of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, found 31 serious offenders over the past two and a half years. Seventeen of the offenders were senior SEC officers with salaries ranging from $100,000 to $222,000 per year.

Eight Hours a Day Spent on Porn Sites

One senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington spent up to eight hours a day accessing Internet porn. When he filled all the space on his government computer with pornographic images, he downloaded more to CDs and DVDs that accumulated in boxes in his offices.

An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times in a two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer hard drive.

Another SEC accountant attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in a single month.

Tweeter Greg W. Howard wrote about a quip he heard on Fox News about this story, which fits perfectly:

Heard on Fox: SEC staffers were watching porn to learn new ways to screw Americans.

On a more serious note, Michelle Malkin writes:

The feckless SEC regulators are now trying to distract from their own naked incompetence by abetting Obama’s financial “reform” charade.

If you really want to see this buffoons exposed, read “No One Would Listen to Me,” Harry Markopolos’s inside account of the SEC’s failures. Devastating.

Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs prepares for the fight of its life.

Cross-posted to Right Wing News.

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  1. bill glass says:

    Seriously, working that hard all the time might not be good for you!

  2. Carlos says:

    Is that any worse than the legislative porn being pushed by the WH & donks? Daily? 24/7/365?

  3. My only comment is, no wonder I am single. I cant compete with porn.

  4. Tex says:

    No doubt this is not unique only to the SEC. I’m sure this takes place on a massive scale all across the various agencies of the U.S. government. And these are the guys the Democrats expect to take care of us from the cradle to the grave! Spectacular!

  5. Tex says:

    But wait, after thinking about this for a while, I think this might be a great thing. If every unemployed American opens up a porn website, the Federal employees alone could probably support all those new businesses. This would be a massive stimulus to the economy! Its a win-win! The Federal employees get their stimulus, and the American citizen gets their stimulus! And the beauty of it … since they only access porn sites while at work, and they work only Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, and with 20 Federal holidays each year, as a business owner, you could finally have the same cushy work schedule as the Federal employees have!

  6. proof says:

    At least that was time they didn’t spend imagining how to screw the rest of the American taxpayers!

  7. bill glass says:

    …thought my working hard line would maybe get a chuckle, but i guess that’s just me…

  8. Dana says:

    If you read the entire article, you’ll see one case of an “employee” resigning after being informed he’d lose his job over this activity. The article was talking about “senior” officials, yet the only person I saw in the article who actually lost his job over this bovine feces was listed as “an employee.”

    What happened to the seventeen “senior SEC officers with salaries ranging from $100,000 to $222,000 per year” who were caught?

  9. Dana says:

    Another SEC accountant attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in a single month.

    Assuming it was a long month, 31 days, with four two-day weekends, the accountant worked a maximum of 23 days. That means he averaged 695.65 attempts per day, 86.96 times per hour, or 1.45 times per minute of the day, every day, for the whole month. How could he have had any time left at all to do his job?

  10. Carlos says:

    What job, Dana? He was looking for hard evidence that there were deposits into soft accounts which were inappropriate!

    Or maybe they were just studying undercover tactics to expose misused tools of appropriation?

    The bottom line, though, as hinted by Tex, is that these are the same people who wish to run our health care system, who want to keep track of carbon footprints and taxes attributed to thereof, and who already can’t keep track of the financial and banking industries, the Postal Service, Amtrak, or any of the other myriad of “government functions” and who allow, even force, our children to be taught the wonders of Gaiea (in direct violation, according to them, of the constitutional prohibition of teaching religion in government schools.)

    We’re not necessarily tired of paying taxes. We’re just tired of paying for crap like this, and all the crap that goes to hire and maintain welfarers in jobs they seem to think are theirs by divine right.

  11. Foxx says:

    Where do I sign up for an SEC job? :d