What has been breathtaking yet unfortunately unsurprising is the New Left's complete lack of outrage over abuses they would clearly oppose if they had occurred under a different Administration.
Imagine if the person( who directed the IRS targeting of conservative organizations had access to the phone records, emails, and electronic blogging records...
.....but there is no need to imagine...
........they already do!
But the Leftist has chosen political affiliation over the rights of citizens (along with the mainstream media who really wishes the story would go away, even when it involves their own being snooped on by the government).
A hard rain's gonna fall......posted @ Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 16:57
[quote][b]melquiades[/b] - This is just another attempt b y the right to energize their lamebrains (that have only one gene, that of outrage) on a made-up issue: I agree that the IRS staff that bent policy to inconvenience anyway because of their personal perception is wrong....just like denying the KKK a parade permit just because they are conehead racists that out to be evolutionarily deselected is wrong. But seriously, a tea party political propaganda group getting tax exempt status on the basis that they are 'helping people' by broadcasting their message. That is pretty much where I would have started the review of their applications, too. And they are surely seriously mruderrapepillaged by not getting to accept donations tax-free. Shows the power of fox news, a for-profit propaganda group modeled on the brownshirts.
You've posted some pretty stupid comments over the last two years but you've definitely saved the "best" for last.
The allegations extend beyond IRS agents discriminating against conservative applications for tax exempt status and include disseminating confidential donor lists to politically opposing media outlets who then publish the information.
That you have no problem with such reprehensible behavior is unsurprising--it reveals your character (or lack of it).
But to attempt to justify it here on the grounds that you do not agree with the sentiments of those whose civil rights are being violated reveals a profound level of stupidity.
Nice job!posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 21:52
"Wherever we find management failures or breakdowns in internal controls, we will move to correct these problems quickly and in a robust manner," Werfel said. "As we move forward with our work, we will be transparent about what we learn, our specific plans for improvement, the actions we take and the results achieved."
Will the IRS now be as transparent as the Administration which insisted upon the narrative that this was simply the work of "a couple of rogue agents" before the narrative became "inoperative"?posted @ Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:24
[quote][b]Long Sufferer[/b] - Gosh, neg'ed for reporting a fact. Par for the course in Athens I guess.
The Left refused to accept Alger Hiss' communist associations as well, EVEN AFTER the Soviets opened up their records proving it beyond any shadow of any doubt!
Hiss and his defenders went to their grave insisting upon a lie, in spite of ALL evidence to the contrary.posted @ Friday, May 24, 2013 - 09:13
Evidently, a sizable number of people agree with Ms. Lerner that there is nothing morally wrong in singling out applications for tax exempt status soley based on the applicant's political sympathies.
The same crowd that crowed loudly over the results of 2012 elections must be quite proud of themselves as they eagerly await the full implementation of ObamaCare, facilitated by the addition of 16,000 new IRS agents.
"Hope and Change---Chicago Style!"posted @ Friday, May 24, 2013 - 08:57
Well it seems like AP and the WH have "kissed and made up" as the discredited news organization once again demonstrates the infamous deflection technique of "everybody does it" excuse!
Another pathetic puff piece which completely ignores "the rest of the story".
Ms. Lerner invoked her 5th Amendment right AFTER she gave the crongressional committee her side of the story, effectively waiving that right.
She will be subpoenaed and likely found in contempt as she will not tell the truth. She has been set up to take the fall.
The Obama/IRS defenders will be along shortly.posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 07:54
Enough evidence to "seize" but not enough to "try" them, huh?
Perhaps the AG plans to grant them full citizenship status as well, given the President's signature policy of giving Constitutional rights to enemy combatants.
Incompetence and impotence, on display for the whole world.
Perhaps the Obama administration ought to have stuck to the YouTube story. It made about as much sense than anything they've said or done since.posted @ Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 07:52
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - In fact, there are a number of sources that allow guns to fall into the wrong hands, with gun thefts at the bottom of the list. [/quote]
Yeah, I read somewhere that the government was buying them up and proliferating them around the Arizona/Mexico border at one time, until a border patrol agent was killed with one of them.
Seems to me the AG may have gotten into a bit of trouble over it but his supervisor claimed "executive privilege" so it's all good now.
I think the BATF may have been involved and there were something like 1500+ weapons distributed and unaccounted for.
But it was a long time ago and no one seems to remember much about it.......
posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 14:32
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - Just wondered how and where the criminal got his gun. I understand your love for your guns but don't get so emotional. Thought only liberals like me were so emotional.[/quote]
Criminals, by definition, will use criminal means to procure the tools necessary to commit their crime.
It's not so much a "love for guns" but CHOOSING to accept REALITY and ordering your life accordingly which you apparently don't understand.
Could it be a "love for life" which you don't understand?
We now know that the the MIT security guard Sean Collier was gunned down in cold blood to for no other reason than to provide a weapon for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston bomber (the younger).
Perhaps if you're ever at the wrong end of a gun held by a thug who wishes to cause harm to you and/or your loved ones, you can ask him "where and how did you procure that fine Glock 9mm you're pointing at me?"
But I suspect you'll probably be preoccupied with other thoughts.
I'm sure the police officer in the story above was as well.posted @ Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 08:57
A compelling read for those truly interested in where the "smoking gun" lies in the Benghazi cover up.
Former Justice Department attorney Andrew McCarthy, who was involved in prosecuting the original World Trade Center bombing, addresses the 10 pm phone call between the president and secretary of state.
In the words of a commenter:
Hillary Lied, Four Died, Obama took a fundraising rideposted @ Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 08:46
[quote][b]hack[/b] - IRS probe ignored most influential groups.
Oh ya the ones with the most money to buy politicians and the presidency [/quote]
Actually, these were the ones who likely had the legal counsel on staff to deal with and bring attention to the criminal actions of the IRS, and those at the IRS (and those who directed them to do so) surely knew this.posted @ Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 08:39
@snarkydude: While declining educational standards are a concern, I would argue that the MORAL DECLINE of the nation is the real problem.
Let's face it, does a person embrace the notion that he is entitled to live at the expense of others because he lacks "education" or because he lacks the MORAL compass to see the injustice of his decision?
We laugh and are entertained by people and situations which would have offended a virtuous society 2 generations ago. (Oh, how we've become enlightened!)
A married president receives "oral favors" from an intern young enough to be his daughter and yet is lionized by a large segment of our and retains his job (just a partisan witch hunt, remember?).
If it were an education problem, it could be "fixed". Unfortunately, it's a much deeper problem and it goes to the heart and soul of a nation.
posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 16:55
"One cannot be intellectually persuaded from a position that was not arrived at intelligently."
(Let's face it....the whole "Hope and Change" jazz, slogans, logos, song singing, etc. was third world demagoguery and ought to have been a major turnoff to anyone who uses his knowledge guided by experience.
The illusion of Obama (the New Left) was an appeal to the HEART!)
Once I finally understood this simple yet fundamental truth, my level of frustration has greatly receded.
Unfortunately, while the rabid Obama defender (see above) can no longer warmly embrace his champion (the "Hope and Change" mojo has long since evaporated), he remains energized by his VISCERAL SPITE toward those he views as political enemies.
In Marxist ideology, there must always be an "enemy" (or scapegoat) to deflect criticism away from the real culprit. (E. Goldstein in "1984", Snowball in "Animal Farm", etc........remember Orwell wrote from his own observations during the Spanish revolution!)
This is nothing new, except that Americans have historically been intelligent and virtuous enough to reject it.
THAT is what has changed.posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:53
From a National Treasury Employees Union press release:
Wednesday, November 7 2012
Washington, D.C.—The leader of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) today applauded the re-election of President Barack Obama.
“NTEU supported the re-election of President Obama as being in the best interests of our country and of the dedicated men and women of the federal workforce,” said NTEU President Colleen M. Kelley. “NTEU is also pleased that so many of our candidates for Senate seats and our staunchest supporters in the House won their races.”
Sounds like a "Mission Accomplished" moment, doesn't it?
But how were the political donations really distributed?
It does appear that the NTEU seems to favor Dems a bit more (quite a bit more) than Repubs.
Should anyone be surprised at the IRS allowing itself to be used as a political weapon against those who favor smaller, less intrusive, Constitutional government?posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:22
Poor president Obama!
Don't you know that every Justice Department wire taps the Associated Press? And how should the president know about it if the Attorney General claims not to?
Of course every Administration uses the IRS to "shakedown", intimidate, or otherwise neutralizes his political opposition. Happens all the time, right? Remember when Bush did it? (neither do I)
And we're just talking about a few zealous low level folks anyway, right?
And the president JUST found out about it by reading the newspaper himself! Can't blame a guy for not knowing, huh?
('Course congressional testimony reveals that Treasury knew as early as last spring 2012 that the IG was investigating IRS for these allegations but the first time the president "heard" of it was last week, just like you and me)
And Benghazi? One dead ambassador, 2 dead heroic former Navy SEALs, and an aid?
Of course it took some time to get their story "straight" (and find an appropriate scapegoat...a videographer!)
In the infamous words of Sec of State Clinton...."What does it really matter anyway at this point?" or words to that effect.
Those evil, mean, nasty Republicans!
Why can't they just accept that this as normal?
In typical Mark Steyn humor, this article sheds light on the real problem.
The Autocrat Accountants
NBC's Lisa Myers reported this morning that the IRS deliberately chose not to reveal that it had wrongly targeted conservative groups until after the 2012 presidential election:
Miller is a patsy. This was a politically directed operation with the Administration's fingerprints all over it.
There will be no special prosecutor appointed by the president, as using the IRS to oppose political opponents (and covering it up until now) will ultimately lead back to the political machinations of the White House and the Obama 2012 campaign.
A very disturbing story of how IRS workers have effectively unionized AGAINST the taxpayer.
We now know that they have abused their own power to silence, discourage, or otherwise discriminate against those who genuinely understand the unsustainable nature of a leviathan state and the threat to EVERYONE'S liberty it poses.
Shameless defenders of this tyranny have been blinded by their hatred of of their political opponents to the degree that they cannot or refuse to consider the grave consequences of these unchecked abuses of power.
This was a political operation that makes Nixon's sins appear as nothing more than the excesses of a sand lot bully.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 12:12
How exactly did the GOP "concoct" the IRS civil rights violation by profiling and harassing conservative nonprofit organizations?
How exactly was the GOP responsible for the Benghazi massacre and subsequent documented lies and cover up to the American people?
And what of the phone tapping of AP offices, jeopardizing the confidentiality of their sources?
Are these all perfectly acceptable events that ought not concern liberty minded citizens?
The abuse of power of the Obama regime is alarming.
The acceptance and justification of it by its supporters is stupefying.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 18:44
The Obama Administration has been anything but passive in its throttling of the US economy and the president himself has been quite outspoken regarding his desire to "transform" this nation (and effective as well).
His underlings are simply carrying out "the plan" with a level of zeal that would make any supervisor proud.
When he exhorted his minions and supporters to "punish" their political opponents (so presidential of him), is it any wonder at the actions of the IRS?
The president and his "controllers" have instituted a culture of "abuse of power" throughout his administration and yet the AP would excuse him as being passive.
One might think an organization would wise up after having 20 of its phone lines tapped by the AG (who knew nothing about it, of course).
But never doubt the power and delusion of "true love" (or the Kool Aid).posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:06
Another lawbreaking gunman.
Obviously more laws restricting the rights of law abiding gun owners will be called for.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 09:50
Oh wait, that was 2008.
I meant "Forward!"posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 17:11
[quote][b]crankyyankee[/b] - If no one in America today is responsible for anything who the heck is making some really bad decisions?
I believe it's called "Change You Can Believe In"!posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 17:08
[quote][b]sweept[/b] - amazing to me how many of the 'bosses' in govt don't have to take responsibility for their employees or have any idea what their employees are doing.
I've been pondering the exact same thought.
'Course you can't really blame the AG for being so clueless, what with his laser-like focus on bringing the Benghazi perps to justice and all that jazz.
Wait, they got the perp and he's rotting in a Texas prison somewhere for his provocative anti-Muslim video.
On second thought, what is Holder's excuse?posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 15:33
One could hope that the Associated Press learns from this event, but they likely won't.
The Administration is probably a bit hurt over the AP's cry of "foul" at such an inopportune moment (Benghazi cover-up, abusive tactics of IRS).
I mean, what's a little eavesdropping among close friends?posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 09:21
[quote]Political considerations influenced the talking points that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used five days after the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Benghazi, Libya, with State Department and other senior administration officials asking that references to terror groups and prior warnings be deleted, according to department emails.[/quote]
[quote]"There's an ongoing effort to make something political out of this," White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday of the disclosure of the emails, which the administration had provided to lawmakers. "The problem with that effort is that it's never been clear what it is they think they're accusing the administration of doing."[/quote]
Mr. Carney surely doesn't sound as foolish to the President's supporters as he does to the rest of us.
posted @ Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 08:38
[quote][b]TeeWee[/b] - Wall Street is still on a " sugar high " because of the money being printed by the Fed.[/quote]
With as much "pumping" that the Federal Reserve has engaged in over the last 4 years, it's a wonder the DJIA hasn't topped $20K by now.
A clever distraction for those simple enough to believe it.
It's a false indicator and the Fed's policy is designed to mute what would otherwise result in public outrage while simultaneously enabling unsustainable levels of government spending.
More part time jobs without benefits.
Something to celebrate, no?
posted @ Monday, May 6, 2013 - 10:33
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