March 04, 2014
Remember Back When We Didn't Want Russia Peace-Keeping in Syria
Good times, its worked out so well don't you think?
I for one was always for Russia doing its job in former USSR clients like Syria.
Now the Russians are in Crimea at the invitation of the Crimean Parliament. I've noticed that although they are showing force, Russian troops so far have been well behaved. No one has been killed and the predicted bloodbath has not occurred. Insomuch as they act in support of Crimean authorities when requested but otherwise only protect Russian assets and interests in the region I'm failing to see the problem.
Of course Putin is acting strongly, the main problem the west has with it is that it shows their lack of influence and power in that region. A region where we've never had any power or influence to start with.
Look, in winter all Russia's northern ports are frozen in, so the Black Sea ports at Sevastopol and other places are of serious national interest to Russia. Russia is to be an ally of the west, share and work for some of the same interests as the west. We need to treat then as such. Lord knows they have a serious Sunni extremist terrorist problem that even reached our shores last year in Boston.
Given we all have many common interests and we've welcomed Russia into the league of civilized nations since the fall of the Soviet Union, we'd be well served to work with them and issue statements of support rather than the saber rattling John Kerry and the Obama administration have been doing. Its more of Obama's knee jerk reaction to being shown to be limp wristed and weak in the leadership department than anything else.
Ukraine is going through a transition, a move away from Russian influence that had tipped just a bit too far for Ukrainian comfort. But Ukraine can never totally leave the orbit of Russian influence due to the fact they are neighbors any more than Ukraine can isolate itself from European influence. Its a crossroads of the east/west culture. In so much as the West and Russia can work together to bring stabilizing influences to this transition, this is a good thing.
Ukraine can expect little if any help from the west as far as boots on the ground in Ukraine, if Ukraine can keep stability in the north and prevent bloodshed as the transition is ongoing, more power to them. The more the Crimeans with Russian support can do the same in the south, the better.
What we all need to work for is an orderly democratic solution over time that allows Ukraine's national interest to be observed and all a parties to bring their concerns to the table in an open and honest fashion. After all that WAS the goal, the future we hoped for after the fall of the USSR.
Attempting to push Russia's influence and assistance out of these matters because Obama sucks at foreign policy just highlights that Obama sucks at foreign policy.
If Russia acts badly we need to quietly send the message to Russia that its acting badly, publicly scolding Russia in an area we have no business, let alone any power or influence to back up a public scolding is folly. While in public praising what they are doing right.
Privately: "We recognize your interests in Crimea but could you be a bit more subtle about it."
*Publicly: "Although Russian forces are in Crimea Putin has shown remarkable restraint and we're pleased that to this point the result has not been more bloodshed. We hope Russia can continue to show restraint and help bring about a peaceful resolution while respecting the concerns of all sides in the matter."
See, this isn't so hard.
We didn't want Russia to assist Syria, its former client, in helping keep the peace and stop its civil war from spinning out of control. Now instead of us looking out for protesters and minorities who wanted to see their rights taken into account look at what we have at present in Syria. Assad didn't go and its a destructive civil war, a country destroyed. Taken from a Middle Eastern vacation state and transformed into another Afghanistan. A failed state with its heritage in ruins, no end in sight.
A better result with Russian help might have been a preserved Syria that would be better not only for the Baathists that rule but for the rest of Syria.
Now since Ukraine there is little or no hope of directing Russia's influence back to Syria to push Assad to dispose of his chemical weapons. Russia will do little now in Syria except supply arms to the regime, it has time and attention for little else.
Rather than give Russia its due and let it act in areas where it can, we spend our time issuing impotent statements about consequences. In Ukraine and Syria we have little or no power to do the things that really matter, Russia could and should be doing the heavy lifting. But sadly our administration is stuck trying to put lipstick on the pig that is Obama's foreign policy. In the process we only look weaker and more foolish. Putin must be having a really good laugh.
Even if Putin decided to invade all of Ukraine, which I seriously doubt he will, there's not a damn thing we can do about it rather than have an all out war. A war we're not prepared to fight nor to win. A war that would be a step back for all parties involved.
Exit question: Is the problem between Putin and Obama due to the fact that both are leftist socialists, and as the leftist Alinsky tells us, the other should always be treated as "the enemy". I've found myself wondering as this unfolds just how much these leftist principles have thrown a wrench into efforts for countries that should be allies, that are allies, to work together in solving these problems.
I for one am not willing to go back to the days where Russia is our enemy. Although the cold war did have the added benefit of keeping a lid on much unrest around the world as it watched the two big dogs fight. The Russian did have sense enough not to nuke us and we had enough sense not to nuke them.
So lets not test that again because, well I think the Russian still have sense enough, but I'm not too sure about Obama. Iif this kid's foreign policy aptitude were gasoline, he wouldn't have enough to run a piss ant's Prius half way around the Oval Office.
*Or some shit like that.
October 24, 2013
David Brooks Compares 60's Hippies to Tea Party
Yeah yeah David, you statist dick face, we know the 60's counter culture was a failure, mainly because the hippies decided they really liked money. You know living in a commune with no running water, after a while it gets old and very smelly.
So they became greed is good Yuppies. Many of their original causes fading away in favor of 8 balls of coke, Polyester Suits and Disco.
BUT, being descended from hippies myself, no one can deny the influence that they had on the culture. I'm glad disco is dead. But forty years later Rock and Roll is no longer "devil's music" the sexual revolution not only deposed the old norms, its made deviation the norm, women work, they vote and they lead. And its so hard to find someone who's never tried weed, even presidents, the drug war is collapsing in on itself, We have a Socialist president who also happens to be black, etc etc etc.
Yeah looks like they like totally failed to change America..... end sarcasm.
The term Tea Party, which is really made up of people of various political flavors that espouse fiscal responsibility has become a scarlet letter. First used by the far left out of fear they might drown out the occupiers and now adopted by the statist ruling class of "mainstream" Democrats and Republicans.
They must turn the Tea Party from a Movement of the People to The Other because the ruling class fears one thing, any change that makes any establishment Republican or Democrat accountable for anything. Even if its costs the nation everything in the long run, that's OK with them. So long as people like David Brooks get a salary to tell you what you should think.
So I'm not a TEA party member but the underlying principal is one of fiscal responsibility. I can certainly understand that and don't consider them radicals or out to tear the nation apart. But rather trying to save the nation and the middle class from fiscal disaster. Often against long odds and deaf ears, so that there may be an America as we knew it to pass down.
But I'm not sure the TEA Party play their politics right, I mean Gingrich lost his job and is considered a failure, while Bill Clinton is praised and credited for a balanced budget Gingrich dragged Clinton kicking and screaming to. Clinton was smart enough to not only give the other side what it wanted, but to then pretend it was all his idea in the first place.
So who was deserves the credit? Who's the real hero on that? The one who gave everything to make America better or the one who, well you know, they don't call him Slick Willie for nothing.
In the same manner the TEA Party would have served itself well to just have made it clear that Obamacare would be a disaster, then give Obama what he wanted. Let that Obamacare anvil hang around Obama and the Democrats' neck till next November. Then see what happens. I can tell you it won't be pretty.
So while not everyone wants to be a TEA Partier I think we should all get behind the principals of limited government and fiscal responsibility which is the basis of the TEA Party movement.
Because if you're a liberal, sure there are programs that help the poor, but if they spend the government into the ground all those programs you like they're not cut, they're gone, bankrupt, kaput within the next generation.
If you're libertarian the best way to limit government is through the purse, they can try to tell you how to live, but take away that purse and its just bark with no bite.
If you're a traditional Republican, you like freedom, a strong defense and honest government. Well the current government defense is mainly aimed at the enemy within, not our true enemies. The interference of government in people''s lives has long passed the border of fascism, honest government? MOFO please!
So in the long run if the TEA Party is even half as successful at influencing the future of America as the New Left, Hippies and 60's counterculture were, even if they don't win every fight, then the statist liars, thieves and communists now controlling DC have every reason to worry.
Because America will be as dramatically changed or nearly so in the next 50 years as it was in the last 50 years. The big loser in that change will be big government neo-communist progressives and Republicans who want to control that same overpowered government for their own pet projects.
That's quite a bit of success for the TEA Party, Its as scary to present day DC as a naked hippie making free love and smoking a bong was to Nixon.
So if the TEA Party is the same as the hippies well then where do I get in line to tune in, turn on and drop out?
October 21, 2013
Rayyyyycccccyyyyyssstttt Post of the Day
If a progressive doesn't like this video, its because he/she is racist.
October 09, 2013
Dear Federal Elected Officials
RE: The Shutdown.
Ladies, will you please excuse we men for a just a minute as we discuss issues of vital social and political import. Its not that I think that the 100 female members of congress bear no responsibility on the shutdown, but chivalry is not completely dead, so the following post is not directed at you and may contain language that is not appropriate to direct at an unrelated female in a public space.
Now on to the point.
Enough is enough, get your shit together. Look I know this little crisis presents a great buying opportunity for your fund managers, but for the rest of us its getting, you know, to be a pain in the ass.
There are 151,400,000 males in the nation and YOU are becoming a pain in our ass. Since there doesn't seem to be much that motivates you to get your shit together, elections, the threat of an economic disaster, looking like f*ucktards who don't know the difference between the words interpret and interrupt. You know, its hardly fair that we have a giant pain in our ass and you get off scott free.
So I'm starting a movement so to speak, a movement that if you don't get your shit together by Friday afternoon, we the men of the nation are going to get in a line and ass rape every single one of you and we each get a turn.
Subtracting the 437 male members of congress, I added in Barack Obama and Joe Biden as well. Now dividing that by the male population that's 346,453 consecutive ass rapings each of you will have to endure.
But if you notice my math is a bit off. Because the answer was only 346,452 ass rapings not 346,453. The difference is that we've decided by popular vote to let Mr. T go twice on each of you, both first and last.
So you will start with Mr. T and when you see Mr. T again at least you'll have the comfort of knowing its almost over.
We certainly hope that motivates you, our public servants, to do your effing jobs.
Ladies, our apologies, you may now rejoin our regularly scheduled programming.
Obamacare has ‘raped my future’
September 19, 2013
Why The Doxing of LadyLiberty1885 and Other Conservative Female Bloggers Matters
They say, you have nothing to fear because we outed your online Sock puppet.
Blogger Stacy McCain has more on the intimidation campaign against conservative bloggers in North Carolina:No, nothing to fear at all.Lady Liberty is a blogger, but she is also a mother worried about her children. Greg Flynn (an editor at the left-wing blog BlueNC.com, a former employee of the state department of education and a Democrat Party activist) apparently decided that identifying Lady Liberty by name would be a good way to shut her up, exposing her family to harassment from his radical Democrat allies. Every conservative in North Carolina — no, by God, every conservative in America — should be mad as hell about Greg Flynn‘s vicious intimidation tactics.Mad-as-hell conservative North Carolina blogger Sister Toldjah has experienced firsthand what the vicious Left is capable of:
Floyd Corkins gets 25 years for trying to shoot up the Family Research Council’s headquarters in Washington DC.Hats off to these ladies for the standing brave in the face of a liberal Fatwa.WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who planned a mass shooting at the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group in Washington last year was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for the plot that injured a security guard. Floyd Corkins II was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches and nearly 100 rounds of ammunition during the shooting at the headquarters of the Family Research Council. He later told authorities he planned to kill as many people as possible and to smear the sandwiches in his victims’ faces as a political statement. Chick-fil-A was making headlines at the time because of its president’s opposition to gay marriage, and the Family Research Council also opposes gay marriage.
September 11, 2013
Awesome: Congressman Offers to Vote Yes on Syria War if Obama Gives Nobel Prize Back
It's not ROFLOL funny, but it is ha-ha funny.
Personally I'd be willing to swap my support a $20 gift card to Chile's and a 20% off coupon for any size frozen yogurt at TCBY.
August 22, 2013
Rahm Emanuel's Fave Reformer Indicted on Money Laundering Charges
Amer Ahmad, the former deputy treasurer and CFO of the state of Ohio and former city comptroller for mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, Illinois, and his longtime friend Mohammed Noure Alo have been indicted for money laundering. They were members the radical Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Columbus, Ohio.10TV.com
he former Ohio deputy treasurer and a lawyer from Columbus are accused of engaging in bribery and money laundering scheme involving the Ohio Treasurer’s Office.Ahmad resigned as Chicago Comptroller just a few weeks ago.
Amer Ahmad, 38, of Chicago, and Mohammed Noure Alo, 35, of Columbus, were indicted Thursday on charges of conspiracy and honest services wire fraud. Two others also were indicted.
Ahmad also is charged with money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, federal program bribery and making false statements.
When Amer Ahmad abruptly resigned as city comptroller about three weeks ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel heaped praise on his hand-picked aide for helping him "reform government" in Chicago.Ahmad also was a favored speaker at the 2010 meeting of Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals.
CAMP as it is called is one of those other organizations funded by the mostly peaceful and secular Muslim Brotherhood.
August 06, 2013
Tawana Brawley Finally Ordered to Pay For Defamation
A black woman who set off a racial firestorm as a teenager after alleging she was raped by a group of white men in 1987 has begun making defamation payments to one of them.Twanna refused to attend the hearing because....
Tawana Brawley has paid just over $3,700 to former county prosecutor Steven Pagones, the New York Post reported (http://bit.ly/14USZiy). Pagones won a claim against her and her advisers, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, after he was named as an attacker.
In a July 22 legal brief signed by Brawley and submitted by Maddox, Brawley contends she wouldn’t submit herself to the court’s jurisdiction because an appearance in the court, “which inferentially sympathizes with the Confederate States of America, would be contrary to the US Constitution and would amount to a ‘badge of slavery.’ ”Pulling out all the stops Brawley's disbarre lawyer also claimed she should not have to pay because as a black she is exempt from the common law and instead the case should be heard under Slave Law.
“The common law applies to whites. The slave code still applies to blacks,” he said.Twanna will have her wages garnished to pay her part of the settlement. If she doesn't quit her job. Her parents claim this is unjust and "We should be millionaires."
Hat Tip: Chapin's Inferno.
July 10, 2013
Infowars Gets All Too Real
You can debate weather its a good idea or a bad idea....Um bad idea.
Days after Adam Kokesh staged an open carry protest by loading a shotgun in Washington DC, “storm trooper” police raided the former Marine’s home last night, smashing in his door and deploying a flash bang grenade before arresting Kokesh.First lets get this strait, Adam Kokesh is an Grade A#1 asshole deluxe(see here). BUT..... this is America, you have the unalienable right to be an asshole trwoofer dickface. Don't you?
According to a press release issued by Kokesh’s Adam vs the Man media team, “Numerous police vehicles, including a light armored vehicle and two low-flying helicopters barricaded Adam’s street. More than 20 armored SWAT team members surrounded the house, as well as a number of detectives, and plainclothes officers. Assault rifles were aimed on all members of the team as they were handcuffed without being told why they were detained. Masked and armored police in full “Storm Trooper” gear flooded in and ransacked the residence. The team was cordoned in a front room, while Adam was pulled aside for questioning
I dunno, those are some pretty strong words right there. Discuss.
Update: Kokesh has been charged with possession of mushrooms with an aggravating factor "while being in possession of a firearm".
The warrant was for the shotgun used in the video above, but he's not been charged as yet with any crime related to the making of the video.
Update: More here on Kokesh's asshole trwoofer dickfacishness at the Other McCain, who points out that was that pumped up steroid looking spokesman for Iraq Veterans against the War.
June 25, 2013
About That Progress KY Story
Yeah that's pretty much Elizabeth Flock's story.
She's also famous for getting fired from the Washington Post's blog. You can be fired from a blog? Who knew?
Editors’ note: This posting contains multiple, serious factual errors that undermine its premise.
But the story on Progress Ky's IRS application is about 30 days old which means NPR thinks people are stupid enough they can run it now and we'll all just swallow it.
June 19, 2013
ZoNATION: NSA Scandal: Time to Worry about Fourth Amendment Rights?
June 02, 2013
Facebook Blocks 'Star Spangled' Cover by Conservative Rockers
Yes IRS progressives, Facebook is with you too
Indie bands like Madison Rising need the power of social media more than a Radiohead or Rolling Stones. So when the conservative rockers' cover of The Star-Spangled Banner caught fire on sites like Facebook and Twitter last month it was very good news, indeed.As Howie said a couple days ago:
That social media love abruptly stopped, and it took weeks before the band's manager Richard Mgrdechian found out why. The answer has Mgrdechian wondering if the band's conservative bent made it a target[...]
The social media giant finally offered its rationale for the blockage earlier this week. The link in question was incorrectly identified as spam and blocked, but the problem had been rectified.
A search for the terrorist group Jabhat al-Nusra on Facebook today returns about 55,400 results and somehow I doubt those are all folks advocating against JihadOk.to.target.conservatives.but.must.not.offend.muslims.even.if.they.are.terrorists.
May 31, 2013
Koch LA Times Buyout Enrages Protesters: What We Saw at the "Save Our News" Rally
Via Reason dot com:
I, for one, would like to see the transcript of the Obama's attending anti-Semite, ex-PLO mouthpiece Rashid Khalidi's going away party. LA Times continues to refuse to release the transcripts. Then Senator Obama paid a special tribute to his friend " Khalidi".
May 30, 2013
Lois Lerner Used FEC to Run Interference For DICK Durbin
Lois Lerner made this offer to Republican Senate candidate Al Salvi in 1996,
“Promise me you will never run for office again, and we’ll drop this case.”
USofArn reported:In 1996 Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the harassment of Tea Party groups seeking tax exempt status, was head of the enforcement division of the Federal Elections Commission(FEC). That year Al Salvi was the Republican nominee for the US Senate from Illinois, his Democrat opponent was then congressman Dick Durbin.
During the final weeks of the campaign Salvi loaned himself over a million dollars to buy ads in the Chicago media market. This in turn prompted the Democrat party’s campaign arms to file complaints with the FEC and in kind the FEC, specifically Lois Lerner, filed charges against Al Salvi.
That is when Mr. Salvi contends Lois Lerner made him the following offer, “Promise me you will never run for office again, and we’ll drop this case.”
Al Salvi refused that offer and would fight the FEC complaint against him for several more years before a Judge tossed out the complaint.
May 29, 2013
Eric, Nation of Cowards, Holder's Huddle With Media On Press Freedom Will Be...Off The Record..
Yeah, that's the ticket:
Gut-check time for the press: If they’re truly offended by the DOJ’s secret snooping on James Rosen and the AP, they won’t agree to attend Holder’s gladhanding session unless/until he agrees to make it on the record, right? Press freedom and government transparency are either important or they’re not. If they’re not, then yeah, an off-the-record session in which the powers that be privately assure a guild that they’re on their side will do just fine. Happens all the time in the Obama White House.The news of a meeting between Holder and the bureau chiefs comes amid widespread criticism from journalists and civil liberties advocates over the DOJ’s seizure of Associated Press phone records and an accusation that Fox News reporter James Rosen could be part of a criminal conspiracy for his reporting.[More...]
NY Times won't attend off-the-record Holder meeting with media: huff.to/13jB3jb— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) May 29, 2013
You better go too, Brad says so:
POTUS asked AG to review how leak investigations are done but some in the media refuse to meet with him. Kind of forfeits your right gripe.— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) May 29, 2013
this is actually the spokesman for the Democratic National Committee > twitter.com/woodhouseb/sta…— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 29, 2013
Twitchy has More
Most transparent administration evah..
Update: AP also sez thanks but no thanks
Update II: WaPo, Sure thing we'll go.
No Bronco Bama, this isn't going away any time soon.
I know, this is McConnell but "the more the merrier" videos like this is OK in my book.
New O'Keefe Video: DHS Accosts @Project_Veritas after exposing CA Assemblyman 'Homeless Bill of Rights' Hypocrisy
http://projectveritas.com/@Project_Veritas Our investigators visited the homes and offices of legislative sponsors of the California Homeless Bill of Rights to find they're not interested in practicing what they preach. Their investigative reward? Homeland Security threatening their fourth amendment rights
May 28, 2013
People Sign "Thank You" Card to IRS for Targeting Conservatives
Bronco Bama's fan club.
May 22, 2013
Occupy And The TEA Party Both Had Protests Yesterday
IRS Watch: Counting Down The Minutes Of Lois Lerner Invoking The Fifth AmendmentLerner Made Opening Statement, Made Assertions, Verified Document Then Invoked The Fifth?
The House Oversight Committee starts their IRS clusterfruck hearing at 8:30 AM. You can watch it live below:
Will Lerner show and invoke The Fifth?
Update: Appears to be some technical difficulties and if the livestream stops you can watch it here
Update: She showed and yes she will use The U.S. Constitution of which conservatives were denied use of.
Update: Lerner is giving her opening statement. "I have not done anything wrong" "I have been advised by my counsel" "I will not answer or testify today"
Uh oh, it appears Lerner waived her right to invoke The Fifth per Rep Issa and Rep Gowdy as she gave an opening statement "with an "assertion". Rep Gowdy: "Ms. Lerner cannot tell her side of the story and then not stick around for “cross-examination.” The audience applauded after Rep Gowdy's statement:
Cummings disagrees, "this is not a federal court of law". Pfffft
Rep Issa after discussing said problem: "The witness and council are dismissed" Lerner was last seen running down the hallway with quite a few cameramen following her.
Update: Rep Cummings is trying like hell to blame Booooosh.
Update: No wonder Shulman is so evasive, even though he donated to the DNC in 2004, GW still appointed him
Update per Issa: "E-mails between @GOPoversight and IG show IG delayed reporting findings of #IRS investigation to Congress http://t.co/xMffZUSsRC"
IRS Official's Lawyer: Lois Lerner Will Plead The Fifth Before The House Oversight Committee Hearing
Reality Check Cincinnati: As The IRS Scandal Turns To Names
Cincinnati: IRS Employee Mocks TEA Party Protesters With Mock Star Trek Poster
May 21, 2013
Reality Check Cincinnati: As The IRS Scandal Turns To NamesCincinnati Agent Giving Orders In Scandal?
Cincinnati: IRS Employee Mocks TEA Party Protesters With Mock Star Trek Poster
Amalaur captured the image below: 40 PHOTOS: Conservatives March on the IRS Building [Cincinnati..ed]; IRS Agents Respond by Mocking Protesters [Amalaur].
The poster was most likely paid by our tax monies, remember this? Taxpayer money finances IRS "Star Trek" parody
No shame whatsoever and only goes to show you someone is proud of targeting conservative groups.
h/t Partriot USA
May 20, 2013
Michael Clemente, Fox News' Executive VP Of News:"We are outraged to learn today that James Rosen was named a criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter"...
James Rosen deserved it, per liberal assmaggots, just like they have said about the IRS targeting conservative groups.
The Justice Department obtained a portfolio of information about a Fox News correspondent's conversations and visits as part of an investigation into a possible leak, The Washington Post reported Monday -- in the latest example of the government seizing records of journalists.The shocker here is that WaPo broke the story. Maybe they didn't think anyone would notice with a headline like this: A rare peek into a Justice Department leak probe
This follows the charge that the department secretly obtained two months of phone records from Associated Press journalists as part of a separate leak probe. The department in this case, though, went a step further, as an FBI agent reportedly claimed there's evidence the journalist in question -- Fox News' James Rosen -- broke the law "at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator."
That detail would potentially send the case into unprecedented territory. No reporter has been prosecuted for seeking information. Such cases often target the suspected leaker, but not the journalist who published sensitive or classified information.
Michael Clemente, Fox News' executive vice president of news, defended Rosen in a statement issued Monday afternoon.
"We are outraged to learn today that James Rosen was named a criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter,"
Eric nation of cowards Holder yawns at the New Black Panther's voter intimidation scandal. Yawns again at Fast and Furious gun running scandal. Yawns yet again at AP scandal. Expect him to yawn yet again at this.
Related and a must read: The Most Chilling Details From The Kafkaesque Search Warrant That Went After A Fox News Reporter
May 17, 2013
Meet The Unionized IRS
You best not be a 'shadowy conservative group' cuz they really don't like you if you are.
Where do the anti-sequester, federal government workers-turned-protestors work? They work at the Internal Revenue Service–and they are unionized.Nothing to see here, move along.
As the scandal involving the IRS’ targeting of Conservatives and Tea Party groups consumes the news cycle for the moment and Barack Obama (who, so far, has claimed ignorance of the targeting) has thrown a sacrificial lamb out to appease journalists, that IRS agents targeted certain small-government, anti-tax groups should really not come as a surprise.
Beginning in 2009, Democrats and unions, including government unions, have spent the last several years demonizing Tea Party groups as well as other small government groups.
Rep. Mike Kelly Receives Standing Ovation at Ways & Means Hearing on IRS
Applause was well deserved.
May 16, 2013
Lets Play Follow the Meme
I think its worth going over how the White House, Obama2012 and the Netroots plays this little game of cat and mouse over tax exempt groups.
First lets point out that what is called "outrageous" by the President and his supporters was the breaking of the law, a felony for which several underlings will undoubtedly be thrown under the bus. Indeed they are already being thrown under the bus.
The outrage is over the fact that the IRS released application before they were processed. That is before they were either approved or disapproved. This is against the law. However once the applications are processed they become public. And can be accessed by freedom of information requests and other avenues.
See here's the scam, once the IRS requests additional information for a specific application the group is in a catch 22. If they don't comply they don't get approved. If they do comply they know that once the applications are processed the entire content including the additional information will become public.
reporters made a habit of requesting applications from potentially politically active non-profits. Those applications are supposed to be public only after they've been approved. But ProPublica says, in response to one request, that they received nine pending applicationsThis serves to chill the zeal to apply for one, but it also is a calculated tactic for later use in political campaigns. And its all perfectly legal if not an entirely ethical to extract information on your political enemies. And in the end you can cite concerns about Shadowy Conservative Groups with undue influence in the political process, or even just say you're just trying to do your job.
Um yeah. Keep that phrase in mind Shadowy Conservative Groups.
But what happens is the political machine is hungry, it wants its information feed. It wants it now. So since this practice of manipulating the bureaucracy for information mining purposes is regular and ordinary. I mean its going to be public anyway, deadline schmedline no? What's the harm if its just a teeny tiny little bit early. After all we know OFA and the media aren't going to really complain about it. So indeed, what's the harm? And it will help us in the struggle against Shadowy Conservative Groups out to hijack democracy. I mean there is a political campaign going on after all.
Oh but that was the rub, what was an ordinary partisan bureaucratic manipulation became a crime when unprocessed applications were released. So its not the extra scrutiny that Obama finds outrageous, its that someone f*cked it all up that has them all in a tissy.
This is part of the Democrat push against independent groups that Obama, the media and the netroots have been engaged in for years. Lets take a look at how it works.
First you need the information you mined to go to some liberal think tank, someone willing to share with you. Like say Center for American Progress, there's dozens of these. Pick one, it doesn't matter.
Then you need to pick a menacing meme like say, "Shadowy Conservative Groups" Something you can spread around via your allies, a dog whistle if you will. I mean the liberals say dog whistle a lot, i guess because they're so used to their ears perking up when they hear phrases like Shadowy Conservative Groups. Its like saying here Matt! Come on Matt boy! .
Once you get that then you can have dear leader repeat the meme in like say a tweet.
What follows next is a faithful repeating of said meme by your supporters and sympathetic followers far and wide.
The Shadowy Conservative Group That Was Behind the Fight Against Obamacare from the Center For Media and Democracy.
Peter DeFazio Turns The Tables, Confronts Shadowy Conservative Group from Huffpo.
Obama, Dems Try To Make Shadowy Conservative Groups A Problem For Conservatives again from Huffpo.
October Surprise: Shadowy Conservative Groups Dominate Outside Spending by John Avlon at the The Daily Beast.
Barack Obama via his G+ account. Shadowy conservative groups just pledged $1 billion.
TPMDC Santorum’s New Iowa Staffers Have Ties To Shadowy Conservative Advocacy Group
That last one even comes with awesome ironic pop up ad.
Here's Dan Rather interviewing OpenSecrets.org just after the 2010 midterms in which Obama lost his congressional majority talking about the Shadowy Conservative Groups they blamed for the Democrats losses. Note one of the subjects they identified as a loser for Democrats were Shadowy Conservative Groups in Ohio, Which was a major focus of Obama2012.
Moving on so to speak
Shadowy GOP-Linked Group Plans Barrage Of 2010 Robo-Calls at TPM.
For A Better Chicago PAC Funder Has Ties To Shadow Conservative Groups via Progress Illinois February 4th, 2011.
most vocal online defenders of the shadowy conservative group
Citizens For A Working America, Shadowy GOP Group With Roots In Virginia, Ohio, And Kentucky, Targets S.C. Democrat
Need I go on?
So the suggestion that this wall all because of a few out of line IRS staffers is f*cking laughable doubleclutch. It was part of the strategy from day one to tighten the screws on conservative groups, use the information mined from that in the political process, demonize these groups and anyone who spoke out.
The problem was that in the process someone got the cart before the horse and committed a felony. But they will pay the price, not the organizers and higher ups that created the expectations, created the environment where releasing this information to liberal think thanks and political operatives was the norm.
As Rusty would say, See how this works?
May 14, 2013
IRS Asked For Reading List Of TEA Party Group
So the group sent a copy of The Constitution.
May 08, 2013
Sanford Stomps Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch
April 30, 2013
Shocking News: Harvard “Revolutionary” Socialists Hate Free Speech
The Harvard “Revolutionary” Socialists gathered last week, just three days after the Boston Marathon bombings, for a forum entitled “Don’t Let Them Turn Tragedy into Racism” on the Harvard University campus.So I like, you know, decided I'd see where the original video was posted so that I could, in the interest of public discourse and democracy, stop in there and express myself. Because I like all totally am all about diversity you know.
The two speakers, including “one of Britain’s leading young radical intellectuals,” put forth talking points that not only express the “Revolutionary” socialists’ opinion of the Boston terrorism, but also appear to almost exactly echo those put forth by the mainstream media in the U.S.
From the New Yorker to the Chicago Tribune, MSNBC, and even Tom Brokaw, the media marched in lockstep with the finger-pointing talking points presented in close proximity to the site of the terror at Harvard’s Socialist forum—finger-pointing at anyone and anything but Islamic Jihadis.
So I posted in comments and I was immediately accused of being a racist from FOXNEWS and blocked.
*Heh, commies don't like free speech? Why its almost shocking.....
Fortunately I do have an alternate Youtube so I was able to reply to dipshit anyway. And so can you, it is a still mostly a free country.
April 21, 2013
Dr Zuhdi Jasser On The #BostonBombing & Radicalization Of American Muslims
His interview starts around 3:38
Dr. Jasser joins Fox and Friends to discuss what American Muslim responses should be to discovery of radicalization of Tsarnaev brothers and what contributes to their radicalization process.As expected, CAIR and their apologists despise Dr Jasser.
[American Islamic Forum For Democracy Website]
April 08, 2013
An Interview With Amina Tyler
The Tunisian woman who sparked the feminist group's nude protest last week says it was the wrong approach. But was she speaking freely?Amina then expressed fears that Femen burning the Salafist banner inscribed with the Shahada was an insult to all Muslims not just Islamist radicals.
For the first time since her disappearance after posting topless photos of herself on Femen's Facebook Tunisia page almost three weeks ago, Amina Tyler, the 19-year-old Tunisian aspirant to Femen, spoke to the press, granting, on Saturday, a brief interview to the French satellite television station Canal+.She professed to have no regrets, apparently in reference to her topless postings, but "I don't know what will happen in the future . . . I have to leave Tunisia, because I've received a lot of death threats, and I'm afraid for my life and for my family here, especially since there are a lot of rumors about what the Salafists and Islamists are going to do to me." Menacing messages, she said, have come via telephone and her Facebook page. "'You're going to die! We're going to throw acid on your face,' things like that."
Had she in fact been kidnapped by her family, as was widely reported, after uploading her pictures to Femen's page? She implied as much.
"My family found me in a café and took me home. My cousin broke my cell phone and beat me." She was then moved "to another city in Tunisia." Had she been forced to stay with her family? "Yes, of course. I don't want to stay in Tunisia . . . I hope to leave Tunisia and leave my family and all these threats." Now and then she smiled uncomfortably, her voice sounding mostly flat and expressionless.
The Altantic notes in parenthesis that "In fact, her name figures nowhere among the slogans the three activists involved painted on their chests and backs; "
Which is not exactly accurate. They activists did shout Aminas name. But regardless now they are receiving the predictable death threats.
Shevchenko herself has been dealing with the fallout from Femen's Topless Jihad Day, during which she and her colleagues conducted protests across Europe, in Brazil, and even in San Francisco to show solidarity with Tyler. "A man has posted a video online in Arabic calling for us to be beheaded for our mosque protest." This and other threats have prompted her and other Femen members to take measures to conceal their identity when outside. (Femen's France headquarters is located in a mostly Muslim neighborhood in Paris.)Previous: Boobies Against Islamists.
'Quarantine Her"! Says Tunisian Islamist Regarding FEMEN Aminia's Topless Photo.
Arab Spring! Introducing Femen Tunisia.
April 04, 2013
Boobies Against Islamists
BERLIN: Bare-breasted activists staged rallies in front of mosques and Tunisian embassies across Europe Thursday against what they called an Islamist crackdown on Arab women's rights.Probably NSFW in boobie fearing America.
A Femen activist burns a Salafist flag in front of the Great Mosque of Paris, on April 3, 2013.
"And we'll fight against them. And our boobs will be stronger than their stones."
The rallies targeted in particular the case of a Tunisian activist calling herself Amina Tyler who sparked a scandal last month when she posted pictures of herself online with the words "My body belongs to me" and "Fuck your morals" emblazoned across her naked breasts.
Why u insult holly banner of Islam?
More Fatwa seeking boobies below the fold.
February 27, 2013
Bob Woodward: Obama Is Showing 'A Kind Of Madness'..
Bob Woodward has gone from calling Obama a liar to mad.
The Washington Post's Bob Woodward ripped into President Barack Obama on "Morning Joe" today, saying he's exhibiting a "kind of madness I haven't seen in a long time" for a decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of budget concerns.[More...]From liar to mad, well, not in the mad scientist kinda way. Mad in I'm your King and I will do what I want to get my way without admitting what I am saying is a lie sorta mad kinda way.
I forgot, Bronco Bama told me not to say anything about this. I hope Newport News person named Tim doesn't see this post.
Obama's Got This Thing Called OFA
Last weekend, the New York Times revealed that President Obama’s campaign apparatus, Organizing for Action (OFA), has reinvented itself as a 501c 4 tax-exempt non-profit advocacy group offering access to the president in return for a large donation. “Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama’s group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House,” reports the Times.Just ask Robin Kelly.
A multimillion-dollar ad blitz by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stop an NRA-backed House candidate in Illinois paid off Tuesday night, as local official Robin Kelly crushed more than a dozen Democratic candidates vying to replace disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Bloomberg and gun control proponents seized on the results as evidence of momentum in their push to enact President Barack Obama’s gun control package. The mayor will take that message to Washington Wednesday in meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), according to Bloomberg’s public schedule.
February 07, 2013
Rand Paul Speech: Radical Islam "no small minority"
Wow, just .... wow. He's not saying that radical Islam is a majority around the world -- and he's right -- but he does say it's a majority in certain countries. Moreover, he correctly identifies that ideas considered "mainstream" in some Islamic circles are quite radical. Such as the notion that blasphemy or apostasy ought to be illegal.
Watch the whole thing. He's not just taking on PC notions of the struggle ahead, he's also taking on the notion that fighting radical Islam requires open warfare. Instead, he's advocating a "containment" strategy. The kind of strategy we used in the Cold War against the Soviet Union.
I'm going to need to let this sink in before I respond.
H/T: Hot Air
January 16, 2013
I've Got A Very Bad Feeling About This
President Barack Obama will unveil Wednesday a package of gun control proposals that, according to a source, will include universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.Hat Tip: Mark, The Other Mark.
The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of
the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the
benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any
curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation. " -Mein Kampf,
Adolf Hitler, Publ. Houghton Miflin, 1943, Page 403
They will be joined by a group of children who wrote letters to the president in the aftermath of the December 14 shooting rampage by a lone gunman who killed 20 students and six adults at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school, Carney said.
January 09, 2013
If minting the coin is not a bad thing, then why not just mint some coin and wipe out the entire debt in one swift stroke. Interest gone. Problem solved.
Mint a few more and balance the budget. A few more... end poverty as we know it and colonize Mars. Hell mint a few for Jawa Report. We don't mind.