Friday, April 18, 2014

Lois "I'm Too Important to Give You Answers" Lerner sought DOJ probe of Conservative groups

From Investor's Business Daily:

Corruption: New emails show that both the IRS and Justice Department were involved in a probe of Tea Party and other conservative groups. This is no mere scandal — it's a major breach of the law.

The newly released emails were gathered for a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch, a nonpartisan public interest law group. They show that former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner discussed with the Justice Department going after conservative groups that she believed lied about their political activities.

What's shocking is that this discussion came just days before Lerner acknowledged that the IRS had investigated tea-party and other conservative groups but insisted that it was an isolated incident conducted by low-level officials in the IRS' Cincinnati office.

LINK: First the IRS, now the DOJ working exclusively for the Dems

Can somebody look up the definition of 'recovery' for this White House?

Dems warned: Don't say 'recovery'...

FLASHBACK WHITE HOUSE: 'Summer of Recovery'...

FLASHBACK TREASURY: 'Welcome to the recovery'...

FLASHBACK HARRY REID: 'We are in a recovery'...


h/t Drudgereport

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AC-130 Strike on Taliban


Why are Liberals so hard on the Koch brothers?


Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Left is trampling free speech for the sake of orthodoxy.

Our civil liberties will not be lost to crude fascists in jackboots. More likely, the death of free speech will be the work of the new medieval Torquemadas who claim they destroyed freedom of expression for the sake of “equality” and “fairness” and “saving the planet.”~~Victor Davis Hanson

link: The New Inquisition

Congress sends referral for criminal prosecution of Lois Lerner to DOJ


From Review and Outlook in the Wall Street Journal:

Congress's investigation into IRS political targeting accelerated Wednesday, with a referral for the criminal prosecution of a former Treasury official and new evidence to back it up. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp recommends the Justice Department proceed on three probable criminal actions taken by former director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner.
The letter, which was endorsed in a party-line Ways and Means vote Wednesday morning, discloses new evidence suggesting that Ms. Lerner used her position to single out conservative groups for scrutiny not applied to left-leaning groups. Investigators also charge that she misled investigators in her original conversations with the Treasury Inspector General and potentially disclosed confidential taxpayer information by using her personal email address for IRS business.
The most troubling new evidence are documents showing that Ms. Lerner actively corresponded with liberal campaign-finance groups Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center, which had asked the IRS to investigate if conservative groups including Crossroads GPS were violating their tax-exempt status. After personally meeting with the two liberal outfits, Ms. Lerner contacted the director of the Exempt Organizations Examinations Unit in Dallas to ask why Crossroads had not been audited.
"You should know that we are working on a denial of the application," Ms. Lerner wrote in an email. "Please make sure all moves regarding the org are coordinated up here before we do anything." The Cincinnati agent assigned to the case at the time, Joseph Herr, noted on his timesheet, "[b]ased on conference, begin reviewing case information, tax law and draft/template advocacy denial letter, all to think about how best to compose the denial letter."

Racy Rolling Stone cover has a glaring mistake

JASON HOWERTON reporting for The Blaze:
Did you spot the mishap?
The signature at the very bottom should have been a red flag that something was amiss… because John Hancock didn’t even sign the U.S. Constitution.
The Washington Examiner’s Justin Green was one of the first to point out the error.
“Pro tip: John Hancock didn’t sign the Constitution,” he wrote on Twitter.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Surfer has an unknown wave companion...check it out at the 17 second mark

Lion vs. Water Buffalo.

A confused and unstable world no longer has a strong American strategy


What drives the Obama anti-strategy?
The world is confused. Is the U.S. just inept, and therefore our friends and enemies for a while longer are putting decisions on hold, assuming that wiser heads in the Democratic party, or the voters in 2014 and 2016, will correct the aberration? Or is the new anti-strategy a deliberate effort to diminish U.S. influence and outsource regional problems to local hegemonies, on the theory that Iran, Russia, and China have more legitimate influences in their own neighborhoods?

Who knows? But most people abroad fear that we have entered a very dangerous period. It is becoming clear that the United States cannot continue on its present course and still be the United States, and without the United States in the lead, the world cannot remain the world as we have known it since 1945. But, unless a return to sanity arrives before then, the next two and a half years are a window of opportunity for lots of bad people to cash in their chips and take their winnings to the bank.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Some amusing Tweets seen lately

"If a man strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other. Then, having shown yourself impregnable to cheek attack, beat the crap out of him".

"Hey guys with the super loud mufflers on their cars. I used to put a baseball card in my bicycle wheel spokes. 

I was 12."

"Told my dog I was feeding him only natural, holistic food. Not sure he could hear me over slurping of water from toilet".

" USA to Russia: “We’re imposing sanctions on you!! But please still allow us on your Soyuz so we can reach our Space Station".

"Dogs Barking at Night Translated
Dog 1: Hey! I’m a dog!
Dog 2: No way! I, too, am a dog!
Dog 3: Ok, you guys aren't going to believe this".

" "Everything else tastes like us. Why do we need to die?" -chickens

"Guns don't kill people. Girls who get tagged in a photo before they get a chance to see it kill people".

" The sincerest form of flattery is having a robot from the future sent back in time to kill you. Imitation is a distant second".

""Do you know why I pulled you over?"
"You thought I'd like your pretty lights?"
"Recite the alphabet backwards"
"I can't even do that sober"

"I wonder if clouds ever look down on us and say "Hey look...that one is shaped like an idiot".

Friday, April 4, 2014

Anti-Obama? No--just pro-Constitution.

 The most important knock against Obama to me is his antipathy to the Constitution. He doesn't like it. The writers of the Constitution had him in mind when they wrote it.~~YOSSARIAN.

The man who created JavaScript and Firefox is fired and blacklisted by the PC Left

Brendon Eich

  From the National Review

In 2008, Barack Obama and Brendan Eich both were against gay marriage. Senator Obama averred his support for the one-man/one-woman view of marriage, while Mr. Eich, a cofounder of the Mozilla web-browser company, donated $1,000 to support Proposition 8 — a California ballot initiative that had the effect of making Senator Obama’s avowed marriage policy the law in California, at least until a federal court overturned it on the theory that California’s constitution is unconstitutional. Barack Obama inexplicably remains, as of this writing, president of the United States of America, but Mr. Eich has just been forced out as CEO of Mozilla because of his political views.

LINK:  Lefty fascists oust CEO for his political views

The real unemployment rate (not the one the MSM trumpets)

From CNBC:

The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate was6.7% in March—but does that rate tell the real story?
A number of economists look past the "main" unemployment rate to a different figure the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls "U-6," which it defines as "total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of all civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers."
In other words, the unemployed, the underemployed and the discouraged — a rate that still remains high.

The Dissembler in Chief

Funny what the government can accomplish with threats

Thursday, April 3, 2014

More evidence the U.S. needs voter ID

ANDREW JOHNSON reporting in the National Review:

North Carolina’s Board of Elections found that tens of thousands of registered voters from the state have personal information matching that of registered voters in other states, and appear to have voted in states other than North Carolina in 2012. In some cases, votes were cast under names of individuals who had passed away before Election Day.

The review searched databases in 27 other states and 101 million voter records for information such as matching names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers.

The review found that 35,570 North Carolina voters from 2012 shared the same first names, last names, and dates of birth with individuals who voted in other states. Another 765 Tar Heel State residents who voted in 2012 had the the same names, birthdays, and final four digits of a Social Security number as voters elsewhere.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A little note for April Fool's Day

What a miracle! The government is saying 7 million Americans have signed up for Obamacare on the exact date they said 7 million Americans would sign up. I believe everything this government tells me. This morning, as I rode my unicorn to the office, I counted myself lucky to have such an awesome and honest federal bureaucracy. They work tirelessly–not to gain more power for themselves–but, to free the American people from more soul-crushing regulation and taxation.
I can't thank the President enough for his awesome projection of American military strength. The Russians are quivering in fear; well, maybe that's just fatigue from invading so many sovereign countries. Hard to tell for sure. The North Koreans are trying to get rid of their artillery shells because they are so intimidated by our President's powerful resolve. I'm not exactly sure why they are depleting their cannon rounds by firing them at South Korea, but it could be a case of disorientation caused by fear of another red line being drawn. Embrace this day, April 1, my fellow citizens–things have never been better!  ~~YOSSARIAN.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

'Social Justice' sounds so nice, right? Jonah does a great job in explaining what it really means to Progressives

Jonah Goldberg's excellent book:

Maryland's $125,000,000 healthcare exchange will be replaced with Connecticut's.

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
From the Washington Post:
Maryland officials are set to replace the state’s online health-insurance exchange with technology from Connecticut’s insurance marketplace, according to two people familiar with the decision, an acknowledgment that a system that has cost at least $125.5 million is broken beyond repair.
The board of the Maryland exchange plans to vote on the change Tuesday, the day after theend of the first enrollment period for the state’s residents under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.