Catching up

Catching up on a bunch of stuff that caught my eye on the Interwebs.

Poll data shows that liberals are less patriotic.  No surprise here.

In Obamerica, the DHS considers Americans who believe in the civil rights of the individual more dangerous than Islamofascists that actually kill Americans.

RESEARCHER REAFFIRMS: AT LEAST 760,000 DEFENSIVE GUN USES A YEAR.  “Gun Control” fanatics are in denial of the settled science.

The Obama  White House Says They Will Not Release IRS Documents On Tea Party Targeting…   Y’all know that the whole “most transparent administration ever” thing was just another lie Obama told to get the useful idiots to vote for him.  This is just another example of his flipping off the American people.

What is the difference between fascism and progressive ideology? If you don’t know the answer to this, you can probably blame a public school teacher who identifies as a progressive.  Both “are very hostile to individualism, especially in the field of economics.”

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First off is a case of far left extremist (in this case a “social justice warrior”) putting up “Whites Only” stickers around Austin, TX.  He did to show how conservatives are “racists” and stuff.  All too often, cases of “hate crimes” like this are perpetrated by “progressives” in order to make reality match their extremist agenda.   HT to Leslie Bates for this one.

Next, the “most transparent administration ever” has announced that the IRS isn’t going to release any documents concerning their well documented targeting of conservative political groups.  In Obamamerica, the Freedom of Speech protections of the First Amendment only applies to speech our Dear Leader approves of.

The National Review points out that the Obama administration and Congressional democrats  “are practically praying for a Christian terrorist.”   They keep turning up to be Muslims though…

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Reality can crack the leftist spin central of HuffPo every once in rare while.  Former MA congresscritter and far left extremist (yes, I’m being redundant) Barney Frank is shocked to discover that our Dear Leader lied to the American People.

Nobody should be shocked to find out that Lois Lerner, of the Obama IRS department, who deliberately, and illegally, targeted conservative groups for unwarranted IRS investigations in order to deny them their constitutional first amendment rights, called those she targeted “crazies” and “a–holes.” What is even less shocking is that the so-called “mainstream” media doesn’t care.

Texas democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee lied to the American people on the floor of congress.  OK, to be fair, given her track record of underwhelming intellectual performance, she may have just not remembered that she was the co-sponsor of a bill to impeach President George W. Bush, that the democrats in the House passed.

On the international front, Japan gives Vietnam six navy ships amid regional tension.  To put it more bluntly, the Japanese government is giving something other than a twitter hash tag to Communist China. By doing so, Japan demonstrates that it has more balls than Barack Hussein Obama, who is mostly phoning it in these days.

Going back to the domestic front, is it a real ‘crisis’ or merely a leftist talking point the democrats can use to steal money from the gullible rubes who wouldn’t recognize real science even it gave them frost bite. 

Truesbury, a “…satiric re-imagining of Doonesbury as it would be if the Washington Post and G.D. Trudeau had as much fire in the belly for illuminating the transgressions of a Democrat White House as they did for one run by the GOP.”

A coordinated political attack

Recently, our Dear Leader claimed that there was “Not even a smidgeon of corruption” at the IRS run by his political appointees.

Well, as we have learned, everything that BHO says has an expiration date.  Sometimes that date is even before the words come out of his mouth.  Remember that the left leaning Washington Post, among others, selected one of Barry’s Catch Phrases as the Lie of the Year.

So we should take his claim of no corruption with several large barges worth of salt.

Let’s review a few key facts were.  The IRS conducted actual, probing audits of multiple 501(c)(4) organizations that made their list of organizations with certain key words.  Some of those key words were left leaning, but of the groups actually targeted by an IRS audit, 100% were right of center “Conservative” groups.

Now let’s review what the Inspector General for the IRS had to say on the matter,  “Our audit did not find evidence that the IRS used the ‘progressives’ identifier as selection criteria for potential political cases between May 2010 and May 2012.”  There are a few more gems in his report to Congress:

In total, 30 percent of the organizations we identified with the words ‘progress’ or ‘progressive’ in their names were processed as potential political cases. In comparison, our audit found that 100 percent of the tax-exempt applications with ‘Tea Party,’ ‘Patriots,’ or ‘9/12’ in their names were processed as potential political cases during the timeframe of our audit.”

“While we have multiple sources of information corroborating the use of Tea Party and other related criteria we described in our report, including employee interviews, emails and other documents, we found no indication in any of these other materials that ‘progressives’ was a term used to refer cases for scrutiny for political campaign intervention.”

Of the 296 organizations flagged with “political” keywords, only six were “progressive” groups.   That is 2% of the 296 organizations selected by the IRS.

Let’s not forget Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official who pleaded the Fifth rather than answer questions from Congress.

Clearly, there is more than just “smidgeon of corruption” at the IRS under the reign of our Dear Leader.  This Culture of Corruption probably runs much farther and deeper in the Obama administration than just the IRS.

Update:  The IRS targeted Republican Christine O’Donnell and then leaked her tax records to the press.

IRS Scandal Has Obama Fingerprints All Over It, Experts Say.

UpdateChristine O’Donnell’s IRS case reveals more than just a ‘smidgen of corruption’

Quote of the Day

November 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Obama Economy, Our Dear Leader, Politics, Tea Party 

“Dear America: We warned about higher premiums & millions of cancellations, & the media called us racist liars. Remember that. — Tea Party”

— John Nolte

Quote of the Day

August 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Politics, Tea Party 

“Essentially, the Tea Party are the Hell’s Angels, but with sun visors instead of switch blades. They push macaroni instead of meth. Mess with the Tea Party and they’ll put your dog in an American flag sweater on a hot day.”

— Greg Gutfeld

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June 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Media Bias, Politics, Tea Party 

“When the Tea Party burst out on the scene in 2010, the co-opted techniques used by the left to show that they were The People. Popular revolt, demonstrations, rallies, all of it— all of it from the left’s playbook.

This wouldn’t do for the media for many reasons. They immediately attempted to claim the Tea Party was astroturf, artificial. Of course it must be! After all, the media is on The Side of the People, and if we have 30,000 people demonstrating here against the media’s agenda, why, that would mean the media is not on the Side of the People, and that can’t be! So this must be a corporate astroturf campaign paid for by the Koch brothers.

The media continues to despise the Tea Party for putting a lie to the media’s claim that they’re Just on the Side of the People. And they doubly hate the Tea Party because the media are among the people to whom that lie has been exposed.”

Ace

Keep in mind that  the left’s lies about the Tea Party being “racist” are just that, lies.

The Tea Party is a cross section of America.

Quote of the Decade

June 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Free Speech, Politics, Tea Party 

That is how Ed Driscoll tags it, and he’s probably right.

“In Wetumpka, we are patriotic Americans. We peacefully assemble. We petition our government. We exercise the right to free speech. And we don’t understand why the government tried to stop us.

I’m not here as a serf or a vassal. I’m not begging my lords for mercy. I’m a born free American woman. Wife, mother, and citizen. And I’m telling my government that you’ve forgotten your place. It’s not your responsibility to look out for my wellbeing and to monitor my speech. It’s not your right to assert an agenda. Your post, the post that you occupy, exists to preserve American liberty. You’ve sworn to perform that duty, and you have faltered…

What the government did to our little group in Wetumpka, Alabama is un-American. It isn’t a matter of firing or arresting individuals. The individuals who sought to intimidate us were acting as they thought they should, in a government culture that has little respect for its citizens. Many of the agents and agencies of the federal government do not understand that they are servants of the people. They think they are our masters. And they are mistaken.

I’m not interested in scoring political points. I want to protect and preserve the America that I grew up in. The America that people crossed oceans and risked their lives to become a part of. And I’m terrified it is slipping away.

Thank you.”

— Testimony of Becky Gerritson, president of the Wetumpka, Alabama Tea Party, before the House Ways and Means Committee

Round Up Post

June 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Our Dear Leader, Politics, Tea Party 

While DHS Was Patrolling Tea Party Rallies – 266 Dangerous Foreign Nationals Went Missing. That’s right, armed federal agents, wearing DHS uniforms arrived in DHS marked vehicles to monitor a Tea Party demonstration.  Despite leftist fantasies to the contrary, Tea Party rallies are remarkably peaceful.  The only incident of violence at a Tea Party demonstration was four purple shirted SEIU thugs beating up a black man for daring to stray off the liberal plantation an attend a Tea Party rally.  Yet the Obama Regime found it necessary to send armed Department of Homeland Security to “monitor” a Tea Party rally.  I guess our Dear Leader thinks people who read the Constitution and want the government accountable to the citizens are his enemy.

Speak of the President’s enemies and how he deals with them, Top IRS Goon Who Wrote Threatening Letters to Conservatives Is Promoted.

Despite leftists telling you repeatedly that this doesn’t happen, Obama Supporter Found Guilty Of Multiple Counts Of Voter Fraud In Ohio.

Obama’s new Secretary of State, John Kerry is handing another $4 billion to the terrorists running the Palestinian territories

Democratic Party Communications Director Brad Woodhouse has declared the journalists will “lose their rights” if they refuse to meet with Obama AG, and perjurer, Eric Holder.  The left never has been a fan of the First Amendment.

Speaking of Watergate type crimes, a democrat has admitted to bugging Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell’s office.

On the subject of President Obama punishing his enemies, the Obama Administration CUTS HOT MEALS for Troops Serving in Afghanistan.

Quote of the Day

“And the IRS scandal was a subversion of democracy on a massive scale. The most fearsome and coercive arm of the administrative state embarked on a systematic effort to suppress citizen dissent against the party in power. Thomas Friedman is famous for musing that he wishes America could be China for a day. It turns out we’ve been China for a while.”

— James Taranto

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