Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Our Dear Leader, Politics, Taxes
We can no more expect Mr. Holder to investigate this White House than we could have expected John Mitchell to investigate the Nixon White House.
Here’s — we know six things, Chris. We know first the targeting occurred.
Therefore, second, we know that this is worse than article two of the Nixon impeachment count, which said Nixon endeavored to use the IRS. The IRS back then resisted.
Third, we know that this became public in an act of deceit when Lois Lerner planted a question with a friend in an audience to try and get this out on her own terms.
Fourth, we know that she has taken the Fifth Amendment because she has a right to do this when she has a reasonable suspicion that there might be criminal activity involved.
Fifth, we know that from the timeline you put up today, that there has been 13 months of stonewalling on this.
And sixth, now we know that not only her hard drive, but six other people intimately involved in this suddenly crashed in an amazing miraculous coincidence. Religions have been founded on less, ten days after the investigation started.
That’s why we need a special prosecutor.
Of course, to the Obama cultists, this is a so called “phony scandal.” They have their collective panties in a knot over really serious political scandals, like traffic jams in New Jersey. I wonder how many of these all wee-weed up far left extremists have ever been on the Jersey Turnpike in rush hour?
There is country music and there is pure honest country music.
Exhibit A: Walk of Shame by Nikki Lane. Worth it for title song alone. Another example of just how much country music is about poor life choices. The rest of the album is quality work as well. Her twang is natural and wraps around the words in way that reminds me of old time AM country radio in South.
Exhibit B: Platinum by Miranda Lambert Ya gotta love a woman who has her AR-15 tricked out with Zebra stripes. Throw in that she has yet another collection of country songs that makes Hank Williams smile up in Hillbilly Heaven, and you’re all set to kick back on the porch with your best girl and a couple of sixes of long necks on ice.
Exhibit C: Blame the Vain by Dwight Yoakam Yup, he’s still around and making music for your classic shit kickin’ redneck, and those who have never been within a furlong of a cow patty, but appreciate the music. Intentional Heartache and Three Good Reasons are stand out classic Dwight. I played this on the ride home the other day, and I really didn’t give a damn about the traffic. Just for the record, the commute still beats working with dairy cattle.
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Culture of Corruption, Media Bias, Politics, Taxes
Joe nails it. If the IRS targeting of specific political groups happened under a Republican administration, it would be on the front page of the NY Times for weeks. As one of his guests puts it, “Under a Republican, IRS Scandal Would be a National Obsession.”
Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Our Dear Leader, Politics
Let’s revue the Obama IRS department’s attack on the First Amendment.
- Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted
- At least 5 pro-Israel groups
- Constitutional groups
- Groups that criticized Obama administration
- At least two pro-life groups
- An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor
- A 180 year-old Baptist paper
- A Texas voting-rights group
- A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed
- Conservative activists and businesses
- At least one conservative Hispanic group
- IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed
- 10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS
Not only has Lois “I plead the Fifth” Lerner’s computer “crashed”, taking all email out with it. The computers of six other IRS employees involved in this criminal activity by the Obama administration have “crashed”, taking all email out with them.
One of the seven people, including Lois Lerner who lost emails from the period of Tea Party targeting by the IRS, served as chief of staff to former IRS head Steven Miller. She also made 35 visits to the White House.
It seems six more IRS officials have lost critical emails from that period, a seeming statistical impossibility that shouts out a conspiracy to obstruct justice, and more violations of the Federal Records Act, which requires paper copies of these emails to be printed and stored just in case of computer problems.
One of those officials who received Lerner emails and also lost them was Nikole Flax, chief of staff to former IRS Commissioner Steven Miller. Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal, visited the White House more than most Cabinet members.
Flax, as the Daily Caller reports, “made 31 visits to the White House between July 12, 2010, and May 8, 2013, according to White House visitor logs.”
The visits started just as the IRS’ targeting of the Tea Party began; the last occurred two days before the scandal broke in May 2013. On the day of her last visit, according to the Daily Caller, Flax got an email from Lerner seeking advice on a plan to coordinate with the Justice Department to criminally prosecute conservative activists.
Responding to this email, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by Judicial Watch, Flax gave the green light to Lerner’s plan to coordinate criminal prosecutions with DOJ, a suggestion that had been made by Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.
We also know that Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings’ staff was in contact with Lerner about the conservative group True the Vote.
That’s right kids. Members of congress, all democrats, were in contact with IRS, requesting criminal prosecution of conservative groups, for exercising their First Amendment rights.
If this is what escaped the information shutdown by Obama administration, what was in those “lost” emails that the IRS doesn’t want the American people to see, must be pretty damning.
According the Moscow rules, we (as in the American people) are well past the count for “enemy action” in the IRS’ destruction of evidence.
“Remember, Robin Hood didn’t rob from the rich and give to the poor. He robbed from the government and gave back to the tax victims.”
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Our Dear Leader, Politics, Technology
From Wired, The Nightmare on Connected Home Street. A look at how the future could be if we are not careful.
Back in April, Judicial Watch released documents showing IRS officials, including former head of tax exempt groups Lois Lerner, discussing the possibility of bringing criminal charges against tea party groups for engaging in “political activity.” In fact, the documents showed Lerner wanted to make an example out of someone with charges in order to chill all of the groups in the tea party movement.
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Free Speech, Our Dear Leader, Politics
“If you’re a Republican who’s a threat to the Democrats, of course you’re a racist. That’s the definition of a racist, nowadays…”
The Daybreakers by Louis L’Amour
Louis L’Amour was one of best known masters of the American western. The Daybreakers shows him at the top of his game. Part of his Sackett series, this tells the tale of how Orrin and Tyrel came out of the mountains and made their way west. One of my favorites from the series.
“Almost everyday someone on MSNBC wets himself over the fact a free citizen somewhere is carrying a gun. Their proposed solution: the State should better enforce its monopoly on violence.”
— Jonah Goldberg
Obama’s favorite water carrier struck again on CNN’s State of the Nation when she actually had the gall to try to compare Bergdahl’s desertion with the capture and torture of John McCain at the hands of Vietnamese communists.