I will remain in “mourning” so long as Obama’s unworthy ass sits in the Oval Office.
Don’t blame Obama and his administration alone for this bullshit – Bush started it with “Free Speech Zones”. Tell the truth and shame the devil.
Quote of the day:
Cartoon of the day:
A couple in New York found a python inside a couch while they were cleaning out their new apartment. But on the bright side, at least now they can stop looking for their cat. ~ Jimmy Fallon
My Top Stories For Today:
Is It Time for a Special Prosecutor?
The anniversary of the Watergate burglary arrived this week, along with the disquieting revelation that it’s not just disgraced former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner who’s taking the Fifth. Her email is clamming up, too.
More than a year into the controversy over the tax agency’s targeting of conservative non-profit groups, IRS officials casually told congressional investigators last week that a 2011 computer crash caused thousands of sought-after Lerner emails to disappear.
So, can the mess at the IRS now objectively be called an Obama administration scandal?
Hillary Clinton seemed to acknowledge as much. “I think that anytime the IRS is involved,” she told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, “for many people it’s a real scandal.”
White House officials don’t concede the point. “You’ve never heard of a computer crashing before?” presidential spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters. “The far-fetched skepticism expressed by some Republican members of Congress,” he added, “I think is not at all surprising and not particularly believable.”
With its unprecedented abuse of executive power, no modern scandal was ever like Watergate, but this was a passable imitation of Richard Nixon’s press secretary Ron Ziegler, who said two days after five suspects were arrested in the Watergate break-in that “certain elements may try to stretch this beyond what it is.”
Al Qaeda Hits Baghdad —- Obama Hits the Beach
“This was the moment,” Barack Obama had told the cheering audience in St. Paul, Minnesota. “When we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war.”
St. Paul has an Ocean Street. It has an Ocean Spa and Salon. It even has an Oceanaire Seafood Room. It does not however have an ocean. But with ObamaCare an unpopular subsidized failure, the few new jobs around being confined to a local McDonald’s and Al Qaeda taking over Iraq; Obama has nothing left to do but to go back to his old promise of defeating the rise of the ocean.
With Al Qaeda pressing in on Baghdad, Obama ruled out air strikes. He did however order the Department of Defense to assign a senior official to the vital task of fighting mislabeled seafood. While the Iraqi government was begging for air support, Obama instead issued an order in the name of the authority vested in him “by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America” to “ensure that seafood sold in the United States is legally and sustainably caught.”
The United States Constitution does not have much to say about sustainable seafood. The Founders liked their flounder and they disliked kings and emperors telling them where to fish.
King George III responded to Patrick Henry’s cry of “Give me liberty or give me death” with the Fisheries Bill which banned the fishermen of New England from the North Atlantic. A letter sent to a sea captain denounced it as, “A Bill so replete with inhumanity and cruelty… an everlasting stain on the annals of our pious Sovereign.”
But not even King George III would have contemplated creating a “national monument” consisting of 782,000 square miles of water. And despite being a monarch, he did not unilaterally issue a ban, rather parliament did. Even during the American Revolution, King George III was a more lawful and democratic monarch than Obama’s unilateral reign of royal executive orders.
Issa: Hard Drive Wouldn’t ‘Disappear Without a Trace Unless That Was the Intention’
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) indicated that it could be easier for his panel to track a cover-up in the IRS targeting scandal with fresh reports that the IRS destroyed Lois Lerner’s hard drive.
Politico reported last night that the IRS recycled the hard drive of the former IRS official who led the office screening 501(c)(4) applicants.
Just this week, Issa had issued a subpoena for “all hard drives, external drives, thumb drives and computers” and “all electronic communication devices the IRS issued to Lois G. Lerner.”
“If the IRS truly got rid of evidence in a way that violated the Federal Records Act and ensured the FBI never got a crack at recovering files from an official claiming a Fifth amendment protection against self-incrimination , this is proof their whole line about ‘losing’ e-mails in the targeting scandal was just one more attempted deception,” Issa said.
“Old and useless binders of information are still stored and maintained on federal agency shelves; official records, like the e-mails of a prominent official, don’t just disappear without a trace unless that was the intention,” he added.
I watched a tech guru on Cavuto yesterday and he said that while an employee may “delete” something from their computer that isn’t enough. Someone then has to go into the “server” and delete it there too. And most employees would not have the ability or authorization to do that. Therefore his conclusion was that those emails did not “disappear” accidently. Which is what most people with a modicrum of brains thought from the gitgo.
Experts Weigh In On Upcoming Hobby Lobby Decision
The Supreme Court is set to make a decision in the famous Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case by June 30 before it lets out for the summer, and religious employers are poised to see whether they will be allowed an exemption for their beliefs. Adele Keim of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), and Heritage policy analyst Sarah Torre discussed the implications of the HHS mandate and the case at a Thursday event co-hosted by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and the Heritage Foundation.
I hope the “experts” are right. But you only have to remember how sure people were that the Supreme Court would strike down Obamacare in the first place. That didn’t work out so well thanks to the snake in the grass named John Roberts.
Worth a Read:
Why Obamacare ‘good news’ applies only to the poor
Media Malpractice – Report false criminal accusations against Walker, but not contrary judicial rulings
Multiple judges have found there was no crime even if what prosecutors claim was true. (Update – Walker interview added)
The big breaking news in the “John Doe” anti-Conservative Wisconsin investigation is that the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals released previously sealed court exhibits detailing accusations made at the time the Wisconsin prosecutors commenced the proceeding.
So you get screaming headlines such as these:
These assholes have hounded Walker every minute that he’s been in office. And as shown the “screaming” headlines are just another sign of media bias and their absolute disdain for the truth and for informing the public with facts.
More Hillary was broke B.S.
Boehner: IRS Needs ‘Somebody Who Will Tell The Truth’
Herman Cain vs. Bill Clinton in 1994
CNN’s Jake Tapper: Yes, Democrats Do Have Billionaires
Ahh, isn’t that nice – now that he has his he can get out. What a POS hypocrite!
A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to re-frame or re-interpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect. For this reason, it is extremely popular among comedians and satirists.
I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather, not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on the list.
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good evening’ and then proceed to tell you why it isn’t.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
Some people are like Slinkies … not really good for anything, but you can’t help smiling when you see one tumble-down the stairs.
Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.
I didn’t say it was your fault; I said I was blaming you.
Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars but check when you say the paint is wet?
Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!
Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back.
Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others whenever they go.
I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not sure.
When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.
You’re never too old to learn something stupid.
To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
Some people hear voices. Some see invisible people. Others have no imagination whatsoever.
A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it.
If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some people have more than one child?
Worth a Read:
Study: Right to Work States Booming, Forced Unionization States Busting
Right to Work states’ share of manufacturing grew from 36 percent to 52 percent between 2002 and 2012
House GOP elects new leadership team
By Russell Berman
Brian Schweitzer: Not nearly ready for prime time
Some less liberal Democrats had been casting about for an alternative to Hillary Clinton for 2016 and hit upon one of the most popular former governors in America. Brian Schweitzer served two terms as Montana’s governor and appeared to be one Democrat who could actually compete with Republicans in red states. While fairly liberal on economic issues, Schweitzer is pro gun, a budget hawk (he vetoed 72 bills during his terms), and his folksy, populist personae was thought to appeal to many red state libertarians.
Alas, Governor Schwietzer was not ready for the big stage as evidenced by remarks he made in a profile published in the National Journal:
“If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say—and I’m fine with gay people, that’s all right—but my gaydar is 60-70 percent,” Schweitzer said in the interview.
“Don’t hold this against me, but I’m going to blurt it out. How do I say this … men in the South, they are a little effeminate,” he said. “They just have effeminate mannerisms.”
Cantor, who represents central Virginia and is outgoing House Majority Leader, has been married to his wife for 25 years and has three children.
Schweitzer better not travel south of Mason-Dixon.
But that’s not all. He strongly opposes NSA spying on Americans and thinks that Senator Diane Feinstein is somehing of a hypocrite on the subject:
Also in the interview, Schweitzer compares fellow Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic senator from California who chairs the Intelligence Committee, to a prostitute.
“She was the woman who was standing under the streetlight with her dress pulled all the way up over her knees,” he said about Feinstein’s position on intelligence gathering. “And now she says, ‘I’m a nun,’ when it comes to this spying. I mean, maybe that’s the wrong metaphor — but she was all in!”
Democratic strategist Ben LaBolt, who was also President Barack Obama’s national press secretary for his 2012 re-election campaign, said Schweitzer’s comments will have consequences, “largely disqualifying” him from presidential run.
“This time the loose cannon was aimed back at the ship,” he said.
Feinstein said half jokingly, “You better keep him away from my husband.”
As has been said so many times before, can you even imagine the media coverage of this if a Republican had said?