November 27, 2013
SF Protesters Urging Obama to Act Like Emperor
I might as well keep the Star Wars theme going .... Zombie:
Yet even with the small turnout, there was a theme amongst Obama’s protesters/supporters (supportesters?): They didn’t want him to change his political agenda — instead, they demanded that he assume dictatorial powers so that he could finally implement the radical plans with which they already agree. The message of the day was: Stop dilly-dallying around, Mr. President: Ignore the Constitution and just make The Revolution happen, as you promised!So this is how liberty dies...with thunderous applause.
--Oops, I forgot to put a link in the first go around. My bad. Way more pics here.
November 06, 2013
C'est ne pas! Europeans Realize Obama Isn't Cool
What a wonderful smell you've discovered:
For a long time, the U.S. president retained a much higher popularity on the other side of the Atlantic than that of the average European leader, even when his popularity collapsed among his own citizens. Obama resembled neither Angela Merkel nor Nicolas Sarkozy. Obama was a cool president.Chapeau pointe Maetenloch
This summer, the image caved in. The "Yes We Can" president became the "Yes We Scan" leader. In press cartoons, large ears pushed out. It's not the repulsion inspired by his predecessor, George W. Bush — not yet — but the charm is gone. Without Hillary Clinton's talents, Barack Obama is not cool, he is cold.
October 29, 2013
Obama's Facebook, Twitter PWND by Syrian eHadis
This is funny for a lot of reasons:
President Barack Obama's social media updates were temporarily hijacked Monday due to an apparent exploit in the URL shortener his team uses to promote Organizing for Action, an organization that promotes Obamacare.
Modified OFA links included in Obama's Twitter and Facebook updates, though now corrected, directed visitors to a 24-minute "Syria facing terrorism" video for a short period of time. The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has claimed responsibility for the exploit. The virtual army of hackers also said that it had accessed Obama's campaign e-mail accounts.
October 28, 2013
60 Minutes - Benghazi (CBS - Oct 27, 2013) (Full)
Morgan Jones' job was training the unarmed guards who manned the compound's gates. A second Libyan force -- an armed militia hired by the State Department -- was supposed to defend the compound in the event of an attack. Morgan had nothing to do with the militia, but they worried him so much, he could not keep quiet.
Morgan Jones: I was saying, "These guys are no good. You need to-- you need to get 'em out of here."
Lara Logan: You also kept saying, "If this place is attacked these guys are not going to stand and fight?"
Morgan Jones: Yeah. I used to say it all the time. Yeah, in the end I got quite bored of hearing my own voice saying it.
Andy Wood: We had one option: "Leave Benghazi or you will be killed."
October 22, 2013
What if Hot Tub Time Machine Was an ad for Obamacare?
I actually keep getting emails about creepy Obamacare ads but I haven't clicked on a single of the links sent to me because of .... boredom? I dunno, just not interested.
Until today. And, to be honest, I thought this was a joke. No one could be this stupid as to think this would help? It had to be something someone on the right made up, as a goof. Until I did a little digging.
Nope, this is an actual ad paid for by the good citizens of the state of Colorado touting the benefits of Obamacare. Your state sponsored propaganda at work!
It's like Hot Tub Time Machine meets the West Wing.
October 19, 2013
Thank You Debt Deal: Debt Increases $328 Billion in Single Day
October 10, 2013
Charity Pays Death Gratuity for Slain Soldiers that Obama DOD Won't
As I pointed out a couple of days ago, Congress already authorized the payment of Death Gratutity to fallen soldiers during the partial shut down. But the Obama DOD chose to read the statue in the most restrictive way refusing to pay the $100 k Death Gratuity to the families of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. This follows a general pattern of the Administration trying to make the shut down hurt more than it has to as a matter of political policy: He wants you to suffer so you'll blame the Republicans.
But in this case we weren't talking about artificial barriers put up to keep you from seeing Mt. Rushmore -- childish and inconvenient -- we're talking about direct payments to families who just lost a loved one. Not hypothetical payments to soldiers' families, actual payments of men killed in combat last week.
But I just got word from the IAVA that the Fisher House Foundation has stepped up and offered to make payments to the families where the DOD has failed them. These people are heroes.
October 08, 2013
FUBAR: DOD Refusing to Pay Death Benefits Because of "Shut Down" UPDATE: Obama Intentionally Withholding Benefits
If this doesn't make you mad, you hate America. No, I'm not kidding.
Go to the link. It's not hypothetical. A ranger unit was attacked over the weekend in Afghanistan with heavy casualties. The families of those who just made the ultimate sacrifice are getting an IOU.
This is insane. It's ass kicking time.
UPDATE: It gets worse. This in from the House Armed Services Committee:
We flagged this early last week. Chairman Joe Wilson from South Carolina runs our military personnel subcommittee and sent this letter up to Secretary Hagel on Friday.So, how far will the Obama Admin go to make the partial shutdown as inconvenient as possible? So far they're willing to deny death benefits for fallen soldiers, even though Congress already authorized the paying of those benefits.
In it, we attached the list of pay and benefits that are included in the Pay Our Military Act. See the list below the letter. The House interrupted this as including the Death Gratuity. The Obama Administration chose to read it as not including the Death Gratuity.
So now we are working to give them the specific authorization for Death Gratuity in shutdown. I'd expect that bill to hit the floor very soon.
Obama is trying to be an asshole. He succeeded.
October 06, 2013
Government Shutdown: Obama Closes Mountains And Oceans
"It's a cheap way to deal with the situation," an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. "We've been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting." (Source)
Updated with uncropped image. (Thanks for the heads up, Shakenbake!)
October 04, 2013
Obama Administration Employs Seven Workers To Close A Memorial That Usually Has No Employees
On Tuesday morning, seven National Park Service employees were seen erecting and tending to a barricade around the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. One NPS employee was operating a forklift. There usually aren't any NPS employees working at the World War II memorial.
The employees returned to re-enforce the barriers after several elderly WWII veterans entered the open aired park to pay respects to fallen comrades.
John McCormack at Twitter has pictures.
Related: The Obama Administration creates a new website to inform visitors the old website won't be available until the shutdown ends. (And 6 other stupid things the government is spending money on during shutdown.)
October 02, 2013
Veiled Threat? National Intelligence Director Claims Government Shutdowns May Cause His Employees To Disclose Secrets To Enemy Governments
It seems National Intelligence Director James Clapper has employed an untrustworthy staff:
Taking the warnings about the impact of the partial government shutdown to new levels, Clapper suggested Wednesday during a Senate hearing that cash-strapped spies might be tempted to switch national loyalties.
Clapper said he cannot "guarantee" the safety of our country if the budget is not passed.
Also in the news, Obama furloughs 400,000 civilian jobs even after Congress passed a bill to keep them on the job. Proving once again the Narcissist-in-chief cares about noone but himself.
September 30, 2013
Obama Falls For Fake Iranian Fatwa
President Obama insists Iran can be trusted with nuclear technology because Iranian leaders have issued a fatwa against nuclear weapons. The only problem, aside from trusting Iran to abide by such a fatwa, is that the fatwa doesn't exist:
No documentary evidence backs up President Barack Obama's claim that Iran's theocratic rulers have issued a religious edict against the development of nuclear weapons, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, which monitors and translates news reports from Arab and Persian outlets.
The claim is an eight-year old hoax promoted since 2005 by Iran's diplomats and by Turkey's Islamist prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says MEMRI.
The Islamic "fatwa," or religiously-justified law, "was never issued by [Iran's] Supreme Leader [Ali] Khamenei and does not exist; neither the Iranian regime nor anybody else can present it," MEMRI reported on Sunday.
Obama is expected to face media questions on Monday when he holds a meeting about Iran's nuke programs with Israel's prime minister Bibi Netanyahu.
Obama claimed on Friday that the fatwa does exist, and could lead to a deal with Iran to end its development of nuclear weapons.
Assuming such a fatwa did exist and was found to be relevant by the Obama Administration, one has to wonder why other fatwas are not considered when dealing with Iran.
For example, one fatwa by an Iranian supreme leader allows "thighing" and sodomizing girls as young as 3 years old. Another fatwa approves of rape in order to obtain confessions or to prevent virgin girls facing execution from being admitted into paradise.
I'm sure the Obama Administration would be quick to assert, like many Muslims do, these fatwas have no authority in Islam. So, even if Obama's "no nuclear weapons" fatwa did exist, what authority would it have?
September 10, 2013
Maybe the US War on Syria Isn't On After All?
I just don't see The One going through with it after Putin's move and less than 50 votes in the Senate. I know a lot of you guys think Obama has some dictatorial ambitions, but the truth is he's a weak President who's only source of power was partisanship and a cult like following from low information voters and progressive hipster clowns. With one move he's managed to lose both sources of power.
Sure, he could act, but I just don't think he cares enough about Syria to knuckle down and take on his base of power. Without them, he won't be able to do all of the important things he really dreams about. Like, a giant statue of himself which shoots flames from its eyes.
August 31, 2013
Obama: I don't have to seek Congressional approvial for war with Syria, but I will
I just listened to President Obama's speech which took place moments ago in which he laid out the case for war with Syria. He then went on to claim that he had the authority to go to war with Syria without Congressional approval, but that he would seek that approval nevertheless .... after they get back into session.
You'd think a war resolution would be something to call Congress back into session over now. Nah, it might interfere with his golf game.
So, I'm glad the guy who once claimed that President's must go to Congress for war authorization is actually going to do that. Reluctantly? Sure. But in the end it's what you do that matters more than what you think.
What do you say the odds are that the Republicans in Congress will actually stand up to this guy? I'm going with 3-1 against.
UPDATE: Make that a lot of golfing:
Congress isn’t back until September 9th, which means this will take a couple of weeks to accomplish — if it can be accomplished at all.In his Rose Garden speech, Obama claimed that the Joints Chiefs had told him that a retaliatory strike wasn't "time sensitive". Uh, okay. So now Syria knows we won't strike before Sept. 9th. Reports from Syria yesterday were that Assad was moving troops, equipment, and missiles around in anticipation of an imminent strike. So much so that I heard an anonymous activist on NPR last night say that her entire university had been taken over by troops who knew they would be safe as long as they stayed on campus.
So, Assad now has two more weeks to prepare.
The more important question here, though, is the broader one about national interest. President Obama is gunning for war over alleged human rights violations. Is that his philosophy of the US military? That it is an extension of US views on human rights?
Now, contrast that to why we went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan because that country was allied with a group that had gone to war with us. In Iraq because after 9/11 we thought it too big of a risk to have a regime we were already at war with (remember, the no-fly zone was an overt act of war on our part) with WMD (which, it turned out, they didn't have much of). But in both cases because of traditional notions of what constitutes national security interests.
But what our our national security interests in Syria? The only thing that's even close is that they are allied with Iran and they support Hezbollah, a terrorist organization.
Many of the talking heads now claim that we don't want to get entangled in Syria because we now view it through the prism of Iraq and Afghanistan. That's most certainly part of it.
But they are missing the most important factor: we now view Syria through the post-Arab Spring lens ---- especially the post-Egytian uprising lens. It's not just that we're sick and tired of foreign wars -- which many of us are -- it's also that we no longer trust what will come after regime change. The devil we know is bad enough, but we don't trust that the devil that will replace Assad will be any better. In fact, many of us are afraid of US throwing it's weight into the fight will tip the scales toward people who very well might be much, much worse.
Moreover, we no longer give a damn. Sure, it's very sad that Assad used chemical weapons on children. But it's not our responsibility.
If France and Turkey want to punish Assad, I'm more than happy to let them have at it. It's time fore someone else to be the global policeman.
August 29, 2013
With War Looming and Economy Still in Dumps, Obama's Lazer Like Focus Turns to .... Gun Control?
Wow, is there nothing so trivial that this man won't waste his valuable time on?
Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons and proposing to close a little-known loophole that lets felons and others circumvent background checks by registering guns to corporations.And we wonder why no one in the world takes us seriously anymore.
Four months after a gun control drive collapsed spectacularly in the Senate, President Barack Obama added two more executive actions to a list of 23 steps the White House determined Obama could take on his own to reduce gun violence. With the political world focused on Mideast tensions and looming fiscal battles, the move signaled Obama's intent to show he hasn't lost sight of the cause he took up after 20 first graders and six adults were gunned down last year in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
August 20, 2013
Obama Could Learn a Thing or Two from George Costanza
Wow, I can't believe I hadn't thought of this myself:
We have now had five years of an administration whose defective instincts have resulted in consistently flawed U.S. foreign policy behavior....Indeed!
My humble suggestion is as follows -- it is time for President Obama, and his administration, to adopt the Costanza Doctrine. It comes from the television comedy show Seinfeld. The salient principle of the Costanza Doctrine is the statement -- "(i)f every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right." ...
I am certainly not suggesting that by following the Costanza Doctrine, the Obama administration will produce perfect policies. But more often than not, the instincts of the president, and his administration, are demonstrably faulty. A quick fix for these bad instincts, and the bad policies that have resulted from them, would be for the administration to do the opposite. Just like George Costanza. READ THE REST
August 19, 2013
Report: White House Responsible for Stuxnet Leak
Forget the notion that the media is the fourth branch of government. The New York Times is really just an adjunct of the second branch of government: The Executive:
The Obama administration provided a New York Times reporter exclusive access to a range of high-level national security officials for a book that divulged highly classified information on a U.S. cyberwar on Iran’s nuclear program, internal State Department emails show.Leaks will happen, sure. That's inevitable in any administration. But when the pattern of the leaks all go in one direction -- Obama is a strong President on security -- then we have to wonder if those leaks aren't part of a programmatic political effort?
The information in the 2012 book by chief Washington correspondent David E. Sanger has been the subject of a yearlong Justice Department criminal investigation: The FBI is hunting for those who leaked details to Mr. Sanger about a U.S.-Israeli covert cyberoperation to infect Iran’s nuclear facilities with a debilitating computer worm known as Stuxnet....
“I’m getting a bit concerned about the pace of our interviews — or lack of pace, to be more precise — for the book,” Mr. Sanger said in an email Oct. 30, 2011, to Michael Hammer, a senior State Department public affairs official. “The White House is steaming away; I’ve seen [National Security Adviser Thomas E.] Donilon many times and a raft of people below. Doing well at the Pentagon. But on the list I sent you starting on Sept. 12 we’ve scheduled nothing, and chapters are getting into final form.”
I think we need wonder no more.
H/T: Hot Air
August 16, 2013
MileStone: Obama Surpasses Carter
Jimmy Carter infamously declared that America suffered from an “inordinate fear of Communism,” but at least, as far as I can recall, he didn’t actively promote or side with Communist movements. Today Communism has collapsed, and America’s number one enemy is the Muslim Brotherhood, progenitor of al Qaeda, Hamas and other terrorist groups. Barack Obama not only tolerates the Brotherhood–”Allah is our objective; the Quran is our law, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations”–but, for reasons that remain unfathomable, he has generally supported it.Hat Tip: James.
Isn’t it a pretty good clue that the people who yearn to kill Christians (and Jews) are probably not friends of the United States? I think the average fourth-grader could probably figure this out, but not, apparently, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.
August 15, 2013
Obama Totally 100% Not a Crook
President Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. Desperation fuels arrogance as, barely 200 days into the 1,462 days of his second term, his pantry of excuses for failure is bare, his domestic agenda is nonexistent and his foreign policy of empty rhetorical deadlines and red lines is floundering. And at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality.
Explaining his decision to unilaterally rewrite the Affordable Care Act (ACA), he said: “I didn’t simply choose to” ignore the statutory requirement for beginning in 2014 the employer mandate to provide employees with health care. No, “this was in consultation with businesses.”
August 12, 2013
Video: Kid Literally Prays to Obama
The cult of Obama reaches new lows. Don't blame the kid, blame the parents.
It's actually kinda funny and sweet. Until you remember this kid will grow up and vote.
August 07, 2013
Racist Obama Fan Runs Boston Globe Truck Off Road
A Cadillac-driving OUI suspect — charged with running a Boston Globe delivery truck off Interstate 93 and onto the Leverett Connector — was carrying three EBT cards, mocked a cop “for paying for food when she gets it for free” and threatened to put a voodoo curse on him, according to a police report.Google her? Ummm OK.
“I questioned her as to why she had other peoples (sic) EBT cards and she began screaming that I was a ‘dumb (expletive)’ for paying for food when she gets it for free,” trooper William Kokocinski wrote of Vivencia Bellegarde, 25, of Everett, noting she had her own electronic benefits transfer card and also the cards of two other people.
“She repeatedly called me a racist and told me she was from Haiti and she was gonna ‘put voodoo on my white (expletive),’” Kokocinski wrote. “(She) told me to Google her name and find out who I was ‘(expletive) with’. She further explained that her name translated means ‘give life take life’ and she emphasized ‘TAKE LIFE’. She then shouted that she was ‘coming for all you white (expletives).
Facebook says her page is "unavailable" but there's thingy called the Google Cache. Its pretty awesome.
Damn. I hope she doesn't put a hex on me.
Hat Tip: Instapundit.
July 30, 2013
Obama Creates "Nudge Squads" To Modify Undesirable Behavior
(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)
The Obama Administration has launched
the Schutzstaffel a "Behavioral Insights Team" to control civilians modify behavior. The SS team would be employed to stifle dissent make government and society more efficient.
This program, in conjunction with
the Sturmabteilung Brownshirts a National Civilian Security Patrol enlisted to report neighbors, re-education camps the Department of Education to teach acceptable behavior and controlled residential areas HUD's Diversity program to modify neighborhood make up, will ensure a more politically pure society.
July 02, 2013
Michelle Obama: 'Being First Lady Is Like Being In Prison'
Boo-hoo, grab the tissues.
First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday described living in the White House as like being in a "really nice prison."
Yeah, all those multi-million dollar vacations, private celebrity parties, and designer clothing at tax-payer expense are what most criminals complain about when sent to prison...
June 19, 2013
Yes We Scan!
Thanks to Jamie Wearing Fool.
Contest for Fatwas? Yes we can.
June 17, 2013
Xi Jinping Make Sex With Obama Messiah
HONG KONG - In a show of protest against U.S. surveillance programs and in support of whistle-blower Edward Snowden, several hundred people marched Saturday to the U.S. Consulate General and the offices of the Hong Kong government despite drizzly weather.The happy couple.
"I think it's not acceptable for the (National Security Agency) to spy" on everyone, said Patrick Cheung, who has been upset by claims former NSA contractor Snowden made about the agency's data gathering from U.S.-based Internet firms. "It's our right to have our privacy protected."
"Shame on NSA! Defend freedom of speech!" chanted marchers, who carried signs written in Chinese and English and wrapped in plastic to keep out the rain. "Protect Snowden!"
Word is that Xi Jinping is looking to get some as the G8 summit this week as well.
June 12, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz is shrugging off criticism of his comments that President Barack Obama stands in the way of immigration reform and welcoming the charge that he’s “Obamaphobic.”Retweet this.
June 04, 2013
Livestream: Conservative Groups Testify On IRS ScrutinyC-SPAN Is NOT Showing It On Cable, Hearing Only Online
It starts at 10:00 AM, you can watch it live here
Update: You can, finally, watch on C-SPAN here. I was beginning to wonder if they were going to cover it.
It is not on cable, I wonder who decided that?
Hmm: Something curious about timing of Obama’s statement, lack of IRS hearing coverage? bit.ly/17X1sJV— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) June 4, 2013
My question answered above.
Witness ListRep Dave Camp (R-MI)
Mr. John Eastman
Chairman, National Organization for Marriage
Ms. Diane Belsom
Laurens County Tea Party
Ms. Becky Gerritson
Wetumpka Tea Party
Ms. Karen Kenny
San Fernando Valley Patriots
Mr. Kevin Kookogey
Founder and President, Linchpins of Liberty
Ms. Sue Martinek
Coalition for Life of Iowa
Congressman Dave Camp, (R-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, today announced that the Committee will hold a hearing featuring organizations targeted by the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) based on their personal beliefs. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 10:00 A.M.Related: "We’re the San Fernando Valley Patriots, not Occupy Oakland"[PDF]
In view of the limited time available to hear witnesses, oral testimony at this hearing will be from invited witnesses only. However, any individual or organization not scheduled for an oral appearance may submit a written statement for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of the hearing. A list of invited witnesses will follow.
The Committee on Ways and Means has led a two-year investigation into whether the IRS treated certain applicants for tax-exempt status differently on the basis of their personal beliefs. The agency now admits to the practice, and the Committee is continuing its work to determine how the practice was established and why it was allowed to continue.
In announcing the hearing, Chairman Camp said, “While we now know that the IRS began targeting individuals based on their personal beliefs three years ago, we still need to know who began this targeting and why, and we need to understand how individuals were affected by the IRS’s abuse. This hearing will provide a voice to those Americans who wound up under the IRS’s political microscope on the basis of their beliefs.”[More...]
Sooper Mexican: Surprise Scandalpalooza Special Prosecutor
Finally after weeks of stonewalling, the Obama administration has decided to name a special prosecutor to investigate all the 57 scandals involved in Scandalpalooza. When the first pop star president suggested they do something "hip" like allow the interwebz and twitter choose who it is, American Idol style, calamity struck!!!Ha!
Thus we bring you, Samuel L. Jackson... Special Investigator!!!
[uncensored version available if there's enough public clamor for it!]
Good News! Obama’s Appointees Using Secret Email Accounts, Demand $1M for Information
The word ethical is not in this administrations vocabulary.
The Associated Press has been trying to uncover this information through FOIA requests. Remarkably, this incredibly corrupt administration demanded over a million dollars for the information. Wash that one around in your mind for a minute. Information from people whose salaries we pay is withheld and they have the balls to demand what basically is ransom for the information to which we are entitled. The fucking balls on these people.It's the Chicago way!Some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees, including the Cabinet secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press.
The scope of using the secret accounts across government remains a mystery: Most U.S. agencies have failed to turn over lists of political appointees’ email addresses, which the AP sought under the Freedom of Information Act more than three months ago. The Labor Department initially asked the AP to pay more than $1 million for its email addresses.
May 31, 2013
Branco Cartoon: He Built That
Hundreds Of Journalists Attacked In Egypt Since Arab Spring
And the Muslim Brotherhood and their supporters are behind most attacks
Hundreds of journalists have come under attack in Egypt in the two years since a popular revolution toppled the Mubarak regime, according to a new report which experts fear could mean a chill wind blew in with the Arab Spring.Compare that to Holder's recent 'leak' clusterfruck of calling Fox's James Rosen a co-conspirator under the Espionage Act in order to gain access to his emails and phone lines, including his parents phone line
Some 309 attacks, including three murders, 100 assaults and 42 cases of temporary imprisonment are documented in a study prepared by the Almasry (Egyptian) Studies and Information Center. Three journalists have been murdered since January 2011. Prior to that, the last journalist killed in Egypt was in 1992, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
"The evidence shows that most of these assaults are being committed by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, who have established a months-long pattern of intimidating and harassing the news media," CPJ spokesman Sherif Mansour said after a recent wave of attacks on reporters.
Fist they came for Rosen....
May 30, 2013
IRS's Douglas Shulman Visited White House 157 Times
ublicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president’s Cabinet.Yet BroncoBamma knows nothing about nothing about nothing. Monica Lewinski.
Shulman’s extensive access to the White House first came to light during his testimony last week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Shulman gave assorted answers when asked why he had visited the White House 118 times during the period that the IRS was targeting tea party and conservative nonprofits for extra scrutiny and delays on their tax-exempt applications.
By contrast, Shulman’s predecessor Mark Everson only visited the White House once during four years of service in the George W. Bush administration and compared the IRS’s remoteness from the president to “Siberia.”
May 28, 2013
Regarding Tornado In MOORE, Obama Said This: We’ll Be There for Folks of Monroe, Oklahoma
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) also called it “Monroe” in an MSNBC interview with Chris Jansing, so the Washington Free Beacon put together this pronunciation guide:That is shameful.
It’s Moore. Not Monroe. Monroe is an unincorporated community more than 200 miles east of Moore, close to the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.
May 22, 2013
Michelle Obama Planning Extended Summer Vacation
Well, it has been a whole two months since her last vacation...
With scandal swirling about the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama may be considering an extended exit from Washington this summer, fleeing for weeks to the Obamas' traditional summer haven, Martha's Vineyard.
According to the Boston Globe, "Michelle Obama and the children may be on the island for an extended period." But the president would hardly be suffering by comparison. He may come up on weekends and then stay for two weeks at the end of the summer, the Globe reports. (Source)
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?
IRS Official's Lawyer: Lois Lerner Will Plead The Fifth Before The House Oversight Committee Hearing
[ZIP]WASHINGTON – A top IRS official in the division that reviews nonprofit groups will invoke the Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer questions before a House committee investigating the agency’s improper screening of conservative nonprofit groups.Her lawyer wants her excused from the hearing so as not to embarrass and burden her
Lois Lerner, the head of the exempt organizations division of the IRS, won’t answer questions about what she knew about the improper screening – or why she didn’t reveal it to Congress, according to a letter from her defense lawyer, William W. Taylor 3rd.
Lerner was scheduled to appear before the House Oversight committee Wednesday
[LA Times]Taylor, a criminal defense attorney from the Washington firm of Zuckerman Spaeder, said that the Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation, and that the House committee has asked Lerner to explain why she provided “false or misleading information” to the committee four times last year.Boo frickin hoo, make her plead the Fifth for all to see.
Since Lerner won’t answer questions, Taylor asked that she be excused from appearing, saying that would “have no purpose other than to embarrass or burden her.” There was no immediate word whether the committee will grant her request.
Watch the dems try to turn this into a 'war on women' thingy like they did with Susan Rice's Benghazi clusterfruck on the Sunday talk shows.
As far as the DOJ conducting an investigation, yeah just like how well they did with the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case and Fast and Furious gun running.
The corrupt investigating the corrupt.
If this happens, hello, special prosecutor, are you out there?
I can wish
Nine lies of Lois Lerner
Anonymous U.S. Officials: FBI ID's Benghazi Suspects But No Arrests & Stuff
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say they have identified five men they believe might be behind the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. The officials say they have enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists — but not enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.AP better be careful as this appears to be another 'intel leak'. The underlined bold above isn't gonna go over too well with the Bronco administration.
So the officials say the men remain at large while the FBI gathers more evidence
We can't seize them as 'suspected terrorists'? Huh?
Nothing to see here people, move along. All of this is irrelevant.
"What difference at this point does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton
"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney
I'm wondering what happened today at the classified briefing the Pentagon gave to the House Armed Services Committee.
Obama Urges Egypt, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran To Stop Violence Against Christians
No, wait. Wrong title.
It should read: "Obama urges Myanmar to stop violence against Muslims."
President Barack Obama urged the president of Myanmar on Monday to halt violence against a Muslim minority but praised economic and political reforms in the formerly pariah nation that is emerging as a U.S. ally in China's backyard.
During the first visit to the White House in 47 years by a leader of the Southeast Asian nation, Obama called for an end to the killings of Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar's Rakhine state.
Reformist Myanmar President Thein Sein vowed to resolve ethnic conflicts and bring perpetrators to justice.
"I also shared with President Sein our deep concern about communal violence that has been directed at Muslim communities inside Myanmar. The displacement of people, the violence directed towards them needs to stop," Obama said.