Witch’s Will For A Mourning In June
I will remain in “mourning” so long as Obama’s unworthy ass sits in the Oval Office.
Quote of the day:
There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors… I mean it. ~ Margaret Thatcher
A recent CNN poll revealed that 54% of Americans still do not support Obamacare. In other news, 54% of Americans are expected to receive IRS audits this year.
My Favorite 3 Stories:
Lois Lerner: The Face of ObamaCare
Obama is famous for having brought “The Chicago Way” to national politics, to the character of the presidency. What does this mean, exactly?
In politics, Leftists pursue power while conservatives pursue principle. I know. Rolling of eyes. Screeches of outrage. Sarcastic catcalls. “Everybody does it.”
“Even if it’s true, you don’t mean all Leftists…” Well…yes. To the extent that we organize ourselves into groups, then the members of a group are advancing the objectives of that group. If you are a Democrat, you are advancing the objectives of the Democratic Party.
Look at the difference between a Leftist in power and a conservative in power. If you were to accuse a conservative in power of favoring one group over another in a civic matter because of the political support of that group, the conservative would be affronted.
If you were to accuse a Leftist of doing the same thing, the Leftist would be proud. “You got the message. If you are on our side, good things happen. If you are not, bad things happen.” The Chicago Way is simply a harder nosed and more shameless version of that.
Here is the John Le Carre twist in this. The only way the Leftists can expand the power, the reach, of the government is by pretending that the government is guided by conservative principles. I.e., that the government will act dispassionately in everyone’s best interest intermixed with mercy in more extreme cases (ignoring Hayek’s argument that it is impossible for the government to have this sort of knowledge). If the government is going to be an instrument of control and retribution, the public would not countenance its expansion.
ObamaCare is not there to provide us with health care. We already have that. It is there to prevent us from getting health care – to ration it. And we are paying for the privilege. The government has no source of income except us. So it can only pay for our health care with our money. It is not giving us anything.
Far too many people simply cannot understand that the government has NO money. It can GIVE nothing from itself because it HAS nothing. It can however TAKE from some to GIVE to others. That’s not “giving” IMO, that’s theft.Then they take it a step further and decide who to “give” to, or to punish, based on political ideology. The libs accused Bush of doing that. Now that Obama is doing it, and doing it for more and worse, they don’t have a problem with it.
Hypocrites and scumbags abide on the left. Lois Lerner is just one of the faces. And an ugly one at that. An ugliness that has nothing to do with what she looks like but what she is.
The New American Enemies List
by Victor Davis Hanson
The vast majority of the annual shooting homicides are committed by inner-city and minority youths below the age of 30. Handguns are involved in 80% of all murders. Rifles and shotguns account for less than 10% of homicides.
No matter; the National Rifle Association is now blamed for generic gun violence, especially the mass shootings at schools, even though usually no one knows of any proposed gun law — barring outright confiscation of previously purchased firearms, bullets, and clips — that would have prevented the shooters at Sandy Hook and Columbine. Gun merchants are blamed by the president while in Mexico for selling lethal semi-automatic weapons to drug cartels. But so far, the only identifiable purveyor of illegal weaponry is the president’s own attorney general, whose subordinates in the Fast and Furious operation sold hundreds of guns illegally to Mexican drug lords.
Suggestions to encourage greater incarceration of the mentally unstable, to jawbone Hollywood about its profitable (and gratuitous) gun violence, to regulate extremely violent — and extremely well-selling — video games usually fall on deaf liberal ears. In short, the stereotyped camouflaged, weekend gun enthusiast is not the problem that leads to Columbine, or the nearly 532 murders last year in Chicago. But because we can’t or won’t address the causes of the latter, we go after the former. He is not the unhinged sort that shoots a Gabby Giffords or innocents in an Aurora, Colorado, theater; but somehow is the supposed red-neck yokel that a journalist like ABC’s Brian Ross assumes does.
There is currently a climate of fear growing throughout the United States. Millions of Americans are terrified of the IRS, the Department of Justice, the EPA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and even perhaps the FBI, CIA, and State Department.
These government agencies have never been bigger, more powerful, and more ideologically driven. Citizens fear them for understandable reasons: those who do nothing wrong, whether in filing tax forms or trying to buy a rifle, are considered suspect and deserving to be the target of either federal scrutiny or presidential slurs. But those who do a great deal of wrong, either by illegally entering the country, disrupting polling, trafficking in weapons in Mexico, eavesdropping on American citizens, pulling tax information for partisan purposes, subverting a government agency, or lying to the public about government activity, seem exempt from punishment — and, more chillingly, sense that they are so exempt.
Ask who now is sitting in prison — a shyster video-maker who had nothing to do with the deaths of four Americans, or their five known terrorist killers lounging about in North Africa? Apparently, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, like EPA director Lisa Jackson, was guilty of creating a fake persona. Like Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, he had a lien on his business. Like former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, he had some unpaid taxes. Like Tamerlan Tsarnaev, he had been visited by government investigators. Like Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, he lied to federal authorities — although they were not quite as high as those in the U.S. Congress. And unlike all of the above, he was therefore jailed.
Of all the legacies of Barack Obama, the most pernicious will be the creation of a rogue government that has cut off and terrified half the population — and for no other reason than that they seem to represent things that Mr. Obama simply does not seem to understand.
There are, there must be, more good people in government than bad. But unless and until the good folks speak up and out the bad ones will win.
We don’t need a few whistle-blowers, we need a massive whistle-blower orchestra! Then “we the people” need to make sure that they are protected from this rogue government. Both left and right.
Dem Senator, GOP Chairman Feel Pinch to Get Tax Reform Rolling
WASHINGTON – The top tax policy mavens in the House and Senate are partnering in an effort to rewrite and simplify the nation’s 4,000-page code and doing everything possible to generate enthusiasm for what promises to be a herculean effort.
Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, have together expressed an urgency to reform the Internal Revenue Code and have been discussing the possibility with their respective panel members for several months.
Camp and Baucus have launched a website, taxreform.gov, to obtain recommendations from the public on how to proceed and are conducting a series of hearings on the issue, the latest coming Thursday when Camp took his Ways and Means panel on a tour of the sexy issues of tax havens, base erosion, and profit shifting.
The pair also has announced plans to tour the country.
“I don’t think we have a lot of time to wait,” said Camp, adding that he and Baucus have been working on the effort, both jointly and separately, for several years.
The pressure to do something, Camp said, comes from “the fact that a quarter of the kids coming out of college can’t find a job, the fact that there are the highest number of people since the Carter administration who just stopped looking for work and then even if you have a job you may not have had a wage increase in a while.”
“So that is what’s really driving me on this — the jobs and the economy issue and also the complexity of the code,” he said. “Obviously we’re both committed to making this a reality because we can’t afford to wait. We think the time is now.”
There’s another reason time must be now for Camp and Baucus, who have become friends as a result of the process. Baucus is retiring and will leave office after the 2014 elections. And Camp is term-limited as chairman of the tax-writing panel.
Baucus noted that tax reform hasn’t been successfully undertaken since 1986. Since then, the tax code has been amended 15,000 times.
“The barnacles have grown back up again,” Baucus said.
My question is, why would anyone trust Max Baucus who was responsible in a very large part for the writing of Obamacare? He inflicted that monstrosity on the country and then is cutting and running from it. I wouldn’t trust him with a plugged nickel. He’s a political whore who doesn’t even stick around to “service” the John’s.Besides, he’s a Dem. That’s enough for me to distrust and loathe him.
A special message to my spouse and all the friends that I have met over the years:
As I approach my twilight years, I am struck by the inevitability that the party must end. And one clear, cold morning after I’m gone, my spouse will awaken in the warmth of our bedroom and be struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t “anymore.”
No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more “just one minute.”
Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, or say “I love you.”
Life is important, like people we know who are special. And so, we keep them close!
Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know how you really feel? The important thing is to let every one of your friends know your true feelings, even if you think they don’t love you back.
So, just in case I’m gone tomorrow, please rest assured I voted against that asshole Obama…..both times.
A Nation of Kids on Speed
Six million children in the U.S. have already been diagnosed with ADHD. Plenty more will follow.
by Pieter Chohen & Nicolas Rasmussen
Walk into any American high school and nearly one in five boys in the hallways will have a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 11% of all American children ages 4 to 17—over six million—have ADHD, a 16% increase since 2007. When you consider that in Britain roughly 3% of children have been similarly diagnosed, the figure is even more startling. Now comes worse news: In the U.S., being told that you have ADHD—and thus receiving some variety of amphetamine to treat it—has become more likely.
Last month, the American Psychiatric Association released the fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—the bible of mental health—and this latest version, known as DSM-5, outlines a new diagnostic paradigm for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Symptoms of ADHD remain the same in the new edition: “overlooks details,” “has difficulty remaining focused during lengthy reading,” “often fidgets with or taps hands” and so on. The difference is that in the previous version of the manual, the first symptoms of ADHD needed to be evident by age 7 for a diagnosis to be made. In DSM-5, if the symptoms turn up anytime before age 12, the ADHD diagnosis can be made.
It’s also easier to diagnose adult ADHD. Before, adults needed to exhibit six symptoms. Now, five will do. These changes will undoubtedly fuel increased prescriptions of the drugs that doctors use to treat ADHD: stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall.
Worth a Read:
IRS supervisor in DC scrutinized tea party cases
Paz said dozens of tea party applications sat untouched for more than a year while field agents waited for guidance from Washington on how to handle them. At the time, she said, Washington officials thought the agents in Cincinnati were processing the cases.
Paz was among the first IRS employees to be interviewed as part of a joint investigation by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee.
As the North Rest on Its Laurels, the South Is Rising Fast
by Joel Kotkin
The old Confederate states now have America’s fastest-growing economies, and populations. Joel Kotkin reports on why Northerners have been slow to notice or credit the South’s rise.
Rubio Aide: ‘There Are American Workers Who, For Lack of a Better Term, Can’t Cut It’
Major tests loom for Boehner
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is facing some tough decisions in the coming weeks. [WATCH VIDEO]
By and large, Boehner has dodged controversy since January, when his political stock took major hits as Congress debated the fiscal cliff and Sandy relief. But that respite will soon come to an end.
Among the testy issues facing Boehner: Immigration reform, a five-year farm bill, the constitutionality of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs, a possible government shutdown and increasing the federal debt limit.
Boehner has already committed to moving a five-year farm measure, which is set for a vote on the floor this week. But there are sure to be dozens of GOP defections.
Greenwald Slams Media for Backing Obama’s Domestic Surveillance When They Opposed Bush’s
GREENWALD: There were all kinds of controversies back then the same as now. Alberto Gonzalez threatened to prosecute “The New York Times” for publishing that story. There were calls for the source that turned out to be Thomas Ham (ph), a midlevel Justice Department lawyer, to be prosecuted.
Uniformly, I bet you cannot go back and find a single liberal, progressive or Democratic pundit back then taking Alberto Gonzalez’ side or condemning the source who blew the whistle on that program.
KURTZ: And now you think they have flipped?
GREENWALD: They have completely switched gears.
GREENWALD: Yes, you can even look at polling data. Overwhelmingly, Democrats opposed NSA surveillance programs back in 2006 and overwhelmingly they now favor them because it’s a Democrat in power who’s doing it rather than a Republican.
Keep calling out the hypocrites Glenn!
Cockroaches Of The Day:
Rubio, McCain, Flake & Graham
Rubio thinks immigration bill in good shape; Graham says a GOP block would add to party’s ‘death spiral’
The top Republican crafting the Senate’s sweeping immigration-reform legislation acknowledged Sunday the bill still has flaws, while a fellow GOP senator said their party blocking its passage will only add to their “demographic death spiral.”