May 17, 2013
Rep Issa To Thomas Pickering: You've Been Served
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa formally demanded the co-'investigator' of the Benghazi clusterfruckman, who is also the man who called Americans rabidly racist and Islamophobes, to appear before the Committee.
This should prove to be very interesting[PDF]
The lawmaker leading the charge to investigate the Benghazi, Libya, terror attack on Friday subpoenaed the co-author of a report that slammed the State Department but didn't interview Hillary Clinton."What difference at this point does it make"?~Hillary Rodham Clinton
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) formally demanded that retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering submit to being deposed by the committee next Thursday.
"Benghazi happened a long time ago"~Jay Carney
Update: More here
The ARB [Benghazi Accountability Review Board ..ed] worked behind closed doors," Issa wrote. "It did not record its interviews. No transcripts of ARB interviews exist. Even now, months after the ARB report was released, the ARB's investigative process has remained opaque."[...]
Separately, CBS News published a report in which unnamed officials expressed regret about a decision on Sept. 11 not to send a counterterror unit known as the Foreign Emergency Support Team.
Fox News has previously reported that the administration decided not to send the unit to Benghazi. It would not have been deployed to repel the fighting, but could have been used to secure the scene in the aftermath. Ultimately, they were not sent, the scene was compromised and it took the FBI weeks to get there. [More...]
Meet The Unionized IRS
You best not be a 'shadowy conservative group' cuz they really don't like you if you are.
Where do the anti-sequester, federal government workers-turned-protestors work? They work at the Internal Revenue Service–and they are unionized.Nothing to see here, move along.
As the scandal involving the IRS’ targeting of Conservatives and Tea Party groups consumes the news cycle for the moment and Barack Obama (who, so far, has claimed ignorance of the targeting) has thrown a sacrificial lamb out to appease journalists, that IRS agents targeted certain small-government, anti-tax groups should really not come as a surprise.
Beginning in 2009, Democrats and unions, including government unions, have spent the last several years demonizing Tea Party groups as well as other small government groups.
Attorney For Boston Bomber: Why Can't We Publish Photos Of Us With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?
Poor down trodden Tsar in his jail cell would be a win win for the defense or something
I guess the "let's portray Tsar as a victim" didn't work out so well for the defense.
I think the attorney for 'speed bump' Tsar has been reading too many stories about GITMO, just sayin.
Rep. Mike Kelly Receives Standing Ovation at Ways & Means Hearing on IRS
Applause was well deserved.
Video: Pali's History of Violence (aka Terrorism)
As an aside, let's not forget about a Los Angeles newspaper, the LA Times, refusal to release the tape of the Obama's honoring Rashid Khalidi, a Pali terrorist. Andrew Breitbart offered a award in 2012 of $1000,000 for the tape.. It has not been released.
Just thought I would throw that out there.
Update: Oops, Howie already posted on this below but heh I added Bronco Bama so I deserve the fatwa, no?
Or, we both do or something.
It Wasn't Just the IRS
DHS, FBI, Osha. All the instruments of government power were directed at conservatives.
Even Hispanic groups of conservatives. I guess they just weren't Obama's kind of Hispanics?
Update: Its exploding. St Louis reporter who asked Obama tough questions got a call from the IRS.
Larry Connors, the KMOV anchor who asked Barack Obama some tough questions about his family's vacation habits and claimed earlier this week that he might have been harassed by the IRS as a result, has been taken off the air.Update again, The Surge or Applications is a fabrication aka f*cking lie doubleclutch.
According to the St. Louis Dispatch, the station decided to give Connors a "few days off" while they looked into his allegations. KMOV news director Sean McLaughlin went out of his way to say that Connors was not suspended.
IRS planned when to release apology, apparently sometime after the election was good. What's a year or two anyway.
This Isn't The Answer We're Looking For
an you assure the American people that nobody in the White House knew about the agency’s actions before your White House’s counsel’s office found out on April 22?” – Bloomberg’s Julianna GoldmanI did not have sex with that woman. Monica Lewisnski.
“Let me make sure I answer your specific question: I can assure you that I certainly did not know anything about the IG report before the IG report had been leaked through the press.” – Barack Obama
Tsarnaevs Were Given Asylum But Dr. Who Helped Obama Kill bin-Laden Forgotten
The jailed doctor who helped the U.S. track down Usama bin Laden was convicted by a tribal court on bogus charges, according to a classified Pakistani government report.Hat Hip: Sirius.
Afridi is currently serving a 33-year jail term, and is appealing his conviction. The U.S. has called for Afridi's release, but his supporters say the Obama administration has not done enough to press for his freedom.
“Dr. Afridi is showing us, in a courageous way, that quiet diplomacy isn’t working,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., Afridi’s most vocal supporter in Congress.
Official Who Ran IRS During Scandal Received Bonuses Now In Charge of ObamaCare
he Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.So I guess the President must have approved?
IRS lawyer Sarah Hall Ingram received four bonuses totaling $103,390 between 2009 and 2012 while managing the tax agency's division that harassed conservative Tea Party groups seeking tax exempt non-profit status. She was then promoted to manage the IRS role in implementing Obamacare. Big bonuses like those awarded Ingram typically require presidential approval.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
Her successor, Joseph Grant, is taking the fall for misdeeds at the scandal-plagued unit between 2010 and 2012. During at least part of that time, Grant served as deputy commissioner of the tax-exempt unit.
There is a multitude of articles from a variety of sources suggesting that due to Ms. Hall Ingram’s tenure at the IRS, and the implications that she was involved in harassing citizens for their political and religious beliefs’, one might take pause that she is slated to be in control of one’s health care. The questions that remain are myriad – as to her role in the scandal, and how that role would translate to her new position. If in fact, she is ideologically driven, be it a Church group’s healthcare, or an individual who has political or religious inclinations that are not in simpatico with the current administration, then those individuals might finds themselves denied health care, or be subject to fines, and or increased premiums (above the anticipated increases that will most likely force millions into the government run programs.) In that scenario, reappointment to a less volatile position would be in the best interest of the Administration.
Boise, Idaho: Feds Arrest Uzbekistan National (Fazliddin Kurbanov) On Terrorism ChargesPerp Was Very Active On His JihadTube ChannelPerp Commented Taliban's Voice of Jihad Website As 'Real News' From Afghanistan
Those dang T.E.A. party, Cross worshiping (aka 'shadowy groups') terrorists prolly upset they were targeted by the likes of, and not limited to, the IRS, FBI, DHS, MFM, the Democrats and Bronco Bama!
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities in Idaho said Thursday they have arrested an Uzbekistan national accused of conspiring with a designated terrorist organization in his home country and helping scheme to use a weapon of mass destruction.Full FBI press release and links to indictments are below the fold. I haven't read it all yet.
The U.S. attorney's office said Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, was arrested at an apartment complex in south Boise on Thursday morning after a grand jury issued a three-count indictment as part of an investigation into his activities in Idaho and Utah.
The Idaho grand jury's indictment charges Kurbanov with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. The indictment also alleges he possessed an unregistered explosive device.
A separate federal grand jury in Utah also returned an indictment charging Kurbanov with distributing information about explosives, bombs and weapons of mass destruction.[More..]
h/t MountainPatriot for alerting us to this.
Update: Howie notes the perp has a JihadTube channel. Why, there is no online terrorism to see on this here channel people or anywhere online! Four days ago he added 27 channels to his 'favorites'. I add his channel to my favorite LULZ.
Update II: The blog Different Stans noted The perp thinks the Taliban's "Voice of Jihad" aka "http://alemarah-iea.com/eng is real news about Afghanistan".
They have done excellent 'ground work' on this perp. He hates "Russians, Americans, loves Jihad, explosives and Power Rangers".
Also, from the above blog, the perps feelings in regards to the murder of Fr. Daniel Sysoev, who was short dead in his church in Moscow on November 19th, 2009.
As for a video about the murder of Daniel Sysoev, well, that was alright in Fazliddin's book:Update III: Screencap from Howie shows the perps true feelings about the 9/11 terror attack. He commented the below on this video titled 9/11/01:vapervih etot chelavek ne svetoe a kazol potomushto oh sam nachel oskarblat musulman tak vam enado chumoshniki i vapsheto russkie narod kak vi sami govarili sozdani iz obezani obezyanii garilla martishka aran gunani ponemaete kto vi
First, this person is not sacred but a goat because he himself began to offend Muslims, you deserve it you chumoshniki and in general the Russian people like you yourself are created from monkeys, you're monkeys, gorillas, chimps, understand who you are
Who's the loser bitch? You are, and I'm laughing my arse off at you.
Update IV: JihadTuber, He/she/it states country as Azerbaijan, ansarsharia1 appears to have hearted this perp and left a comment on perps channel. No telling if ansarsharia1 aided in radicalizing this assmaggot. .
The above blog, Different Stans, noted how he changed in a matter of a months
Watch as he lurches from hating Russians and loving Idaho to hating American soldiers and then studying how to make bombs...Again, FBI press release and links to indictments against him is below: Read More "Boise, Idaho: Feds Arrest Uzbekistan National (Fazliddin Kurbanov) On Terrorism ChargesPerp Was Very Active On His JihadTube ChannelPerp Commented Taliban's Voice of Jihad Website As 'Real News' From Afghanistan"
Boise Man Arrested; Terrorism Charges Filed in Idaho and Utah
Fazliddin Kurbanov, 30, was arrested Thursday morning in Boise, Idaho, as part of a federal terrorism investigation. Federal terrorism charges were filed Thursday afternoon in Boise and Salt Lake City, Utah. Kurbanov, an Uzbekistan national, legally present in the United States, was living in Boise at the time of his arrest.
A federal grand jury in Boise returned a three-count indictment charging Kurbanov with one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and one count of possessing an unregistered destructive device.
A federal grand jury in Salt Lake City returned an indictment charging Kurbanov with one count of distribution of information relating to explosives, destructive devices and weapons of mass destruction.
The charges were announced by David B. Barlow, U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah; Wendy J. Olson, U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho; John Carlin, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice; and Mary Rook, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Salt Lake City Division.
The arrest was the culmination of an investigation by the FBI’s Salt Lake City Division, which covers Idaho and Utah; and Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) in Idaho and Utah, which include a number of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Kurbanov’s activities were closely monitored by federal agents during the investigation and any potential threat posed by Kurbanov has been contained. Kurbanov is scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court in Boise tomorrow. He will be transferred to Utah at the conclusion of the prosecution in Idaho.
“Today’s arrest and these indictments underscore our commitment to aggressively and thoroughly investigate those who conspire to engage in unlawful terrorist activities,” said U.S. Attorney Olson. “The thorough and exhaustive work of our JTTF, in partnership with our investigating and prosecuting partners in Utah, Colorado and at the National Security Division, put a stop to this criminal activity and ensured the public’s safety. I commend the men and women at every level of law enforcement, including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Ada County and Canyon County Sheriff’s Offices and the Boise City Police Department, who assisted in this effort.”
“One of our highest priorities is disrupting potential acts of terrorism. The coordinated investigation, arrest, and indictments in this case demonstrate the commitment of all involved to do just that. The tireless work of agents, analysts and law enforcement officers to detect and guard against acts of terrorism has helped ensure the safety of the communities they serve,” U.S. Attorney Barlow said today. “The judicial part of the process will now begin in Idaho and Utah.”
“Today’s arrest underscores the need for continued vigilance against terrorist threats both at home and abroad. I thank the many agents, analysts and prosecutors responsible for this important investigation,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Carlin.
“As always, the FBI’s top priority is the safety and security of our nation and its citizens. The indictments and arrest are the result of months of exhaustive investigation on the part of agents, analysts, and officers who worked indefatigably to achieve that end,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Rook.
The Idaho indictment alleges in count one that between August 2012 and May 2013, Kurbanov knowingly conspired with unnamed co-conspirators to provide material support and resources to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a designated foreign terrorist organization. The indictment alleges that the material support and resources included himself, computer software and money.
In count two, the indictment further alleges that the defendant conspired to provide material support and resources, including himself, to terrorists knowing that the material support was to be used in preparation for and in carrying out an offense involving the use of a weapon of mass destruction.
The indictment also alleges in count three that on or about Nov.15, 2012, Kurbanov possessed a destructive device consisting of a combination of parts intended for use in converting any device into a destructive device and from which a destructive device could be readily assembled. According to the indictment, the parts were a hollow hand grenade, hobby fuse, aluminum powder, potassium nitrate and sulfur.
If convicted on the Idaho charges, Kurbanov faces a maximum of 15 years in prison on each of the conspiracy counts and 10 years in prison on the possession of an unregistered destructive device count. The Idaho charges are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Aaron Lucoff and Heather Patricco and National Security Division Trial Attorney Larry Schneider.
The one-count indictment filed in Utah alleges that from about Jan. 14, 2013, continuing through Jan. 24, 2013, Kurbanov taught and demonstrated how to make explosive devices and distributed information relating to the manufacture and use of an explosive or weapon of mass destruction with the intent that the teaching, demonstration and information be used for, and in furtherance of, an activity that would constitute a federal crime of violence.
The indictment alleges the defendant showed internet videos, conducted instructional shopping trips, provided written recipes and gave verbal instructions on where to obtain the necessary components to construct and use improvised explosive devices. The indictment also alleges that Kurbanov intended that the videos, written recipes, verbal instructions and shopping trips be used for training in the construction and use of explosive devices to commit a crime of violence, such as the use of weapons of mass destruction; bombings of a place of public use, a public transportation system or infrastructure facility; or destroying a building in interstate commerce.
If convicted on the Utah charge, Kurbanov faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
The Utah charges are being prosecuted by U.S. Attorney Barlow, Assistant U.S. Attorney John W. Huber and National Security Division Trial Attorney Larry Schneider.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt and is not evidence. Individuals charged in an indictment are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
(If you have questions regarding the Idaho case, please call Pam Bearg, PIO in the Idaho U.S. Attorney’s Office, at 208-334-1211. For questions on the Utah case, please call Melodie Rydalch, PIO in the Utah U.S. Attorney’s Office at 801-325-3206. Questions for the FBI Salt Lake City Division can be directed to Public Affairs Specialist Deb Bertram at 801-579-1400 or by e-mail at email@example.com.)
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Naked Bea Arthur Painting Fetches $1.9 Million
A painting depicting late actress Bea Arthur nude from the waist up sold for nearly $2 million at a New York auction. [...]
Christie's spokesman Koji Inoue called the painting "visually lasting."
"It's historically significant -- it's radical to sexualize someone people think of as asexual," spokesman said. "The painting has a visual toughness to it -- but it's also fun."
Full, uncensored painting is below the fold, if you dare.
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Scientists Discover Streams Of Gas And Windy Weather On Uranus
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While IRS Suppressed Shadowy Conservative Groups
Obama Supporters Shadowy Liberal Groups Skated Through Approval Process
You know I hadn't really realized the extent of the IRS interference in the political process until I saw these graphics yesterday on ABCNEWS:
Here is the first graph of liberal groups approved by the IRS.
Now here are a couple showing the trends for various conservative groups.
In 2011 not a single group who applied who used TEA (taxed enough already) in their name was approved. Not. A. Single.One.
This just simply fascism, there is no other word for it. Other than maybe the phraseIts the Chicago way.
I'm floored. How could have every single branch of government have let this go on that long? The Obama campaign and the President had to know, hell the political operatives on The Right had to know.
The whole matter stinks to high heaven. It stinks of a political class that has usurped the institution of government for their own purposes. Where agencies become pets of whomever comes to power. The opposition on either side never blowing the whistle lest they miss their turn riding the pony.
But I digress. At WAPO the editorial board attempts to defend Obama, but really ends up writing a pretty good case for the resignation or impeachment of the President
Nixon, in a series of crimes that collectively came to be known as Watergate, directed from the White House and Justice Department a concerted campaign against those he perceived as political enemies, in the process subverting the FBI, the IRS, other government agencies and the electoral process to his nefarious purposes.Then they go on to state forcefully that Obama has "done nothing of the kind. Damn that's a pretty strong statement to follow with.
The IRS targeting conservative opponents of Mr. Obama for special scrutiny is horrifying and inexcusable. We still don’t have a full picture of how the practice originated, how high in the administration knowledge of it rose and how members of Congress came to be repeatedly misinformed on the subject. But there is so far no evidence of White House knowledge or instigation of the practice.No evidence, are you kidding me?
At the very least the failure to know that the President's distaste for Shadowy Political Groups had manifested itself in the form of a fascist IRS on his watch is inexcusable. And they are telling us the best campaigner, the best Astorturfer, the man at the top of the Netroots isn't a crook, he's just an ignorant?
Please.... don't insult us any further.
He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to . . . cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.”This cannot stand, the government has committed an offense that surpasses Nixon, In this case the government was not just used against a few Democrat political operatives or enemies of Nixon. No, this time the powers of government were directed not only at those, but also directly at the grass roots. Directed to suppress and subvert the will and speech of almost half the population of ordinary citizens.
— Article II, Section 1, Articles of Impeachment against Richard M. Nixon, adopted by the House Judiciary Committee, July 29, 1974
It remains to be discovered whether the chief executive is guilty of more than an amazingly convenient failure to superintend the excesses of some executive-branch employees beyond the Allegheny Mountains. Meanwhile, file this under “What a tangled web we weave”:
The IRS official in charge of the division that makes politically sensitive allocations of tax-exempt status said Friday that she learned from news reports of the targeting of conservatives. But a draft report by the IRS inspector general says this official was briefed on the matter two years ago.
Liberals, whose unvarying agenda is enlargement of government, suggest, with no sense of cognitive dissonance, that this IRS scandal is nothing more sinister than typical government incompetence. Five days before the IRS story broke, Obama, sermonizing 109 miles northeast of Cincinnati, warned Ohio State graduates about “creeping cynicism” and “voices” that “warn that tyranny is . . . around the corner.” Well.
He stigmatizes as the vice of cynicism what actually is the virtue of skepticism about the myth that the tentacles of the regulatory state are administered by disinterested operatives. And the voices that annoy him are those of the Founders.
Time was, progressives like the president 100 years ago, Woodrow Wilson, had the virtue of candor: He explicitly rejected the Founders’ fears of government. Modern enlightenment, he said, made it safe to concentrate power in Washington, and especially in disinterested executive-branch agencies run by autonomous, high-minded experts. Today, however, progressivism’s insinuation is that Americans must be minutely regulated because they are so dimwitted they will swallow nonsense. Such as: There was no political motive in the IRS targeting political conservatives.
Which is the ultimate betrayal, that a government of the people, by the people, for the people was turned and used against them.
If Obama is ignorant of this, which I seriously doubt then his greatest failure is failing in his duty to every American to protect their rights under the law. If not well then he has betrayed the Constitution and the Nation.
This cannot stand.
Obama Administration Rolls Out Red Carpet For Illegal Immigration; Slams Door On HardWorking, Homeschool Immigrant Family
While the Obama Administration pushes amnesty and welfare for millions of illegal immigrants, it is fighting to deport a German family seeking asylum legally:
The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Obama administration's denial of asylum granted to the Romeike family, who fled Germany over its strict anti-homeschooling laws. [...]
The Romeikes fled Germany in 2008 when they were subjected to criminal prosecution for homeschooling, which is largely illegal in their country.
The Obama Administration is a staunch supporter of public school indoctrination. Any ruling favorable to this family would be an endorsement of homeschooling, and the Government can't have that.
12 million illegals gets the Government's full support. One persecuted family gets the shaft.
Kai, The Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker, Charged With Murder
The motive for the killing isn't entirely clear, but investigators think Galfy met Kai in Times Square on Saturday night after texting over the course of a few days. "It's more like 'Come pick me up' and 'I'll be there at this time,'" explained Union County prosecutor Theodore J Romankow said. "But not anything of a personal nature." However, the authorities say the two had some kind of "sexual encounter" once they got back to Galfy's place. A Tuesday post by a Facebook user who seems to be Kai suggests that he believes he was raped...
The Facebook post:
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Doncha just hate when that happens? Really, if you ask me the most disturbing part of the whole thing is the 139 "Likes" the post received.
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May 16, 2013
WH Twitter Account: #ObamaCareInThree Words It's.The.Law.Who Is Tweeting? Joe Biden As In Jobs?
Well, well we have a wee bit of a problem here, no? The Bronco Bama administration has heard the calls for "repeal Obamacare" after the IRS showed their love for Obama by targeting those who do not 'worship' their savior.
The IRS was caught with their pants down and now the warning has gone out save the IRS so we can implement Obamacare.
To get to the point of this post, the official twitter account of the White House tweeted this:
Besides the above being a flat out in your face thingy, whomever tweeted it can't count and doesn't understand contractions.
Good Lord if the past week hasn't gone totally crazy in Obama 'scandals' and they come back with this?
I guess the contraction "It's" counts as one word. Like the IRS spokeswoman (still in employ) commented " she's not good at math.
Yeah, let's (as in let us, 2 words) give the IRS control of all aspects of our life but think about this, the "official White House" twitter account posted the above.
Math is apparently hard in the White House and their underlings.
Mission was accomplished targeting "shadowy Conservative Groups: and the games from the Bronco Bama administration begin anew.
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
8 Months In IRS Limbo, Conservative Group Receives Fast Approval After Changing Name To "Greenhouse Solutions"
In May 2011, Drew Ryun, a conservative activist and former Republican National Committee staffer, began filling out the Internal Revenue Service application to achieve nonprofit status for a new conservative watchdog group.
He submitted the paperwork to the IRS in July 2011 for a research site called Media Trackers, which calls itself a "non-partisan investigative watchdog dedicated to promoting accountability in the media and government." Although the site has investigated Republicans like Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Florida Gov. Rick Scott, the site's organizers are unapologetically conservative.
"One thing we don't hide is: 'Yeah, we're conservative—free-market, free-enterprise, full-spectrum conservative,'" Ryun told Mother Jones magazine last year.
Eight months passed without word from the agency about the group's application, Ryun said. In February 2012, Ryun's attorney contacted the IRS to ask if it needed more information to secure its nonprofit status as a 501(c)3 organization. According to Ryun, the IRS told him that the application was being processed by the agency's office in Cincinnati, Ohio—the same one currently facing scrutiny for targeting conservative groups—and to check back in two months.
As directed, Ryun followed up with the IRS in April 2012, and was told that Media Trackers' application was still under review.
When September 2012 arrived with still no word from the IRS, Ryun determined that Media Trackers would likely never obtain standalone nonprofit status, and he tried a new approach: He applied for permanent nonprofit status for a separate group called Greenhouse Solutions, a pre-existing organization that was reaching the end of its determination period.
The IRS approved Greenhouse Solutions' request for permanent nonprofit status in three weeks.
Obama Calls In The Marines
He asks two Marines to hold umbrellas so they can "look good" next to him.
Yeah, nothing makes a Marine look better than standing in the rain while holding an umbrella for Dear Leader.
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I guess the Great Orator is incapable of speaking and holding an umbrella at the same time. Come to think of it, we've never seen him walking and chewing gum at the same time, either...
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Caption Contest: Debbie Does Damascus
Give it your best p0rn parody movie title. My title actually comes from the LiveLeak comments (thanks, Donegal!) where I posted the video. [Update: LiveLeak deleted the video, which is very unusual for the site.]
(NSFW! Unless you normally view p0rn at work, in which case it is very safe.)
Fatwas will be issued, unlike the last few times I promised fatwas and never delivered. ;)
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Lets Play Follow the Meme
I think its worth going over how the White House, Obama2012 and the Netroots plays this little game of cat and mouse over tax exempt groups.
First lets point out that what is called "outrageous" by the President and his supporters was the breaking of the law, a felony for which several underlings will undoubtedly be thrown under the bus. Indeed they are already being thrown under the bus.
The outrage is over the fact that the IRS released application before they were processed. That is before they were either approved or disapproved. This is against the law. However once the applications are processed they become public. And can be accessed by freedom of information requests and other avenues.
See here's the scam, once the IRS requests additional information for a specific application the group is in a catch 22. If they don't comply they don't get approved. If they do comply they know that once the applications are processed the entire content including the additional information will become public.
reporters made a habit of requesting applications from potentially politically active non-profits. Those applications are supposed to be public only after they've been approved. But ProPublica says, in response to one request, that they received nine pending applicationsThis serves to chill the zeal to apply for one, but it also is a calculated tactic for later use in political campaigns. And its all perfectly legal if not an entirely ethical to extract information on your political enemies. And in the end you can cite concerns about Shadowy Conservative Groups with undue influence in the political process, or even just say you're just trying to do your job.
Um yeah. Keep that phrase in mind Shadowy Conservative Groups.
But what happens is the political machine is hungry, it wants its information feed. It wants it now. So since this practice of manipulating the bureaucracy for information mining purposes is regular and ordinary. I mean its going to be public anyway, deadline schmedline no? What's the harm if its just a teeny tiny little bit early. After all we know OFA and the media aren't going to really complain about it. So indeed, what's the harm? And it will help us in the struggle against Shadowy Conservative Groups out to hijack democracy. I mean there is a political campaign going on after all.
Oh but that was the rub, what was an ordinary partisan bureaucratic manipulation became a crime when unprocessed applications were released. So its not the extra scrutiny that Obama finds outrageous, its that someone f*cked it all up that has them all in a tissy.
This is part of the Democrat push against independent groups that Obama, the media and the netroots have been engaged in for years. Lets take a look at how it works.
First you need the information you mined to go to some liberal think tank, someone willing to share with you. Like say Center for American Progress, there's dozens of these. Pick one, it doesn't matter.
Then you need to pick a menacing meme like say, "Shadowy Conservative Groups" Something you can spread around via your allies, a dog whistle if you will. I mean the liberals say dog whistle a lot, i guess because they're so used to their ears perking up when they hear phrases like Shadowy Conservative Groups. Its like saying here Matt! Come on Matt boy! .
Once you get that then you can have dear leader repeat the meme in like say a tweet.
What follows next is a faithful repeating of said meme by your supporters and sympathetic followers far and wide.
The Shadowy Conservative Group That Was Behind the Fight Against Obamacare from the Center For Media and Democracy.
Peter DeFazio Turns The Tables, Confronts Shadowy Conservative Group from Huffpo.
Obama, Dems Try To Make Shadowy Conservative Groups A Problem For Conservatives again from Huffpo.
October Surprise: Shadowy Conservative Groups Dominate Outside Spending by John Avlon at the The Daily Beast.
Barack Obama via his G+ account. Shadowy conservative groups just pledged $1 billion.
TPMDC Santorum’s New Iowa Staffers Have Ties To Shadowy Conservative Advocacy Group
That last one even comes with awesome ironic pop up ad.
Here's Dan Rather interviewing OpenSecrets.org just after the 2010 midterms in which Obama lost his congressional majority talking about the Shadowy Conservative Groups they blamed for the Democrats losses. Note one of the subjects they identified as a loser for Democrats were Shadowy Conservative Groups in Ohio, Which was a major focus of Obama2012.
Moving on so to speak
Shadowy GOP-Linked Group Plans Barrage Of 2010 Robo-Calls at TPM.
For A Better Chicago PAC Funder Has Ties To Shadow Conservative Groups via Progress Illinois February 4th, 2011.
most vocal online defenders of the shadowy conservative group
Citizens For A Working America, Shadowy GOP Group With Roots In Virginia, Ohio, And Kentucky, Targets S.C. Democrat
Need I go on?
So the suggestion that this wall all because of a few out of line IRS staffers is f*cking laughable doubleclutch. It was part of the strategy from day one to tighten the screws on conservative groups, use the information mined from that in the political process, demonize these groups and anyone who spoke out.
The problem was that in the process someone got the cart before the horse and committed a felony. But they will pay the price, not the organizers and higher ups that created the expectations, created the environment where releasing this information to liberal think thanks and political operatives was the norm.
As Rusty would say, See how this works?
Another Day Another Snuff Video From Syria
For Best Propaganda Results Murder your Murtad here at Jihadtube
This Is One Time I Agree With Pali Minister of Religious Endowments
And, Allah knows best.
Everything you wanted to know "About" Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi is here
War In Syria Dividing Muslims
I don't know about the rest of you, but I couldn't understand a word the female anchor was saying...
In the UK:
Notice how the dhimmi police rush to appease the Muslim mob - they arrest the victim. The UK is in deeper shit than we knew.
GAZA Jihad Training
Or, as one commenter said, just another day in a Palestinian High School.
Yeah, I'd be shaking if I were Israel... /s
New Study: Girlie Men More Likely To Be Liberal
From The Daily Mail:
Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study.
Researchers discovered political motivations may have evolutionary links to physical strength.
Men's upper-body strength predicts their political opinions on economic redistribution, according to the research.
In other words, right-wing males are more primitive and greedy. Me thinks this "study" was meant to be a jab at Conservatives.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Left Confession Note on Boat
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left claiming responsibility for the April 13 attack on the Boston Marathon, reports CBS News senior correspondent John Miller.Hat Tip: Terry O'.
Sources tell Miller that Tsarnaev wrote the note in the boat he was hiding in as police pursued him, and as he bled from gunshot wounds sustained in an earlier shootout between police and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
The note, scrawled with a pen on the interior wall of the cabin, said the bombings were retribution for U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, and called the Boston victims collateral damage in the same way Muslims have been in the American-led wars. "When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims," the note added.
Dzhokar said he didn't mourn older brother Tamerlan, the other suspect in the bombings, writing that by that point, Tamerlan was a martyr in paradise -- and that he expected to join him there.
LOL Tamerlan Tspeedbump.
May 15, 2013
Promises Broken: The Attack On Fort Hood
Via Autumn Manning:
Please help support #FtHood victims and watch Part 2 of http://truthaboutforthood.com
Heartbreaking, truly heartbreaking for those heroes going through this due to the Obama Administration's refusal to label this attack terrorism.
The "Benghazi terror attack is a 'recent example' of why the Ft Hood attack has been labeled as work place violence. Obama doesn't want to admit terrorism, on our soil, has happened under his watch.
Sadly, Ft Hood hasn't been brought up in the recent 'scandals' (I know they are numerous) of the Obama Administration and it definitely doesn't need to take a back seat. It is part of this administration's politically correct culture of corruption.
Direct and to the point!
Where's Rusty? Star Wars Fight Club Edition
Police were called to a British sci-fi convention following reports that rival fan-clubs had become involved in a violent dispute.
A group of visiting Doctor Who fans were reportedly arguing with a local Star Wars enthusiasts’ club at the Norwich Star Wars Club event, held in the University of East Anglia, police said. But after talking to witnesses and reviewing CCTV police officers said no actual assault took place.
Random Wednesday in the Obama Administration
See below the jump ----->Read More "Random Wednesday in the Obama Administration"
Meanwhile in Raqqa Syria
Thanks to Brown Moses.
Is it just me or does that remind you of the heydays of al-Qaeda in Iraq in Dialah Province?
Second Liberal Group Received IRS Leaked Information
**Update by SH: Title correction, HRC didn't 'admit' IRS leaked the document to them. This is a claim by NOM.
Not only has Pro Publica admitted to receiving leaked IRS documents, so now has the liberal Human Rights Campaign group.
One of President Barack Obama's re-election campaign co-chairmen used a leaked document from the IRS to attack GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the 2012 election, according to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).Pro Public has admitted that after requesting documents post 2012 elections they received information from the IRS only on conservative groups.
NOM, a pro-traditional marriage organization, claims the IRS leaked their 2008 confidential financial documents to the rival Human Rights Campaign. Those NOM documents were published on the Huffington Post on March 30, 2012. At that time, Joe Solmonese, a left-wing activist and Huffington Post contributor, was the president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Solmonese was also a 2012 Obama campaign co-chairman.
The Internal Revenue Service gave confidential documents from conservative groups to the investigative website ProPublica, the website reports.But does anyone really believe that this only occurred after the 2012 election? I don't a quick Google Search pre 2012 election show that Pro Publica specializes in this kind of crap all the time. They even won an award for it.
ProPublica says after the 2012 election it requested documents from 67 organizations, and the IRS sent them information on 31 groups. Nine of groups had not yet been approved for nonprofit status. Releasing information on unapproved applicants is against IRS rules.
... All the groups the IRS sent information on were for conservative groups, ProPublica said. None were for liberal groups, even though ProPublica requested information on liberal and centrist groups.
"We requested applications from the IRS for all groups that didn't report their donors for political spending to the [Federal Election Commission]," ProPublica reporter Kim Barker said in an email to Newsmax.
Update by Howie: In an additional irony after the IRS leaked the info it warned that leaking the leak is a felony.
It has come to our attention that you are in receipt of application materials of organizations that have not been recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt,” IRS spokeswoman Michelle Eldridge wrote back. Eldridge told ProPublica that publishing unauthorized returns or return information was a felony and carried a fine of up to $5,000 and/or a prison term of up to five years.Maybe the IRS should have CCed itself and Obama2012?
Video: Bronco Bama White Bronco Chase Getaway From Scandalpalooza
Via Sooper Mexican
FYI: The Camel Hump Hijab is not a Hijab
Oh, I was mistaken, I thought the video said camel 'humps' as in burka.
FBI: North Carolina 'Teen'(aka Soldier for Allah) Planned Local Jihad
Members of the FBI thwarted a Fayetteville teenager's plan to rob and kill people who did not share his Islamic beliefs, according to documents.More about this Soldier for Allah here.
Erwin Antonio Rios, 19, of the 1200 block of Oak Knolls Drive, allegedly planned to obtain a gun illegally and take part in a local religious jihad against non-believers, or kuffar, and members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Rios met with an FBI informant over several months and detailed his attacks. They included robbing armored vehicles, killing guards protecting them, and luring police to a home and setting off bombs, documents say.
Rios adhered to the ideology of radical Islamic extremism groups, according to court documents. Those groups believe violence is religiously justified.
Rios told an FBI informant he wanted to be a soldier for Allah, according to an affidavit signed Feb. 7 by Special Agent Frank Brostrom.
Rios started talking to the informant June 27, after meeting at an Islamic house of worship in Raeford.
Nidal Hasan was a soldier of Allah and had a business card to prove it. Disgustingly, the 'jihad' he did is labeled by the Bronco Bama Administration as workplace violence instead of Domestic terror.
Sandcrawler PSA: Technical Difficulties Please Stand By
Thanks to Pixi Misa.
MA: 7 Caught Trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir Perps From Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore
BELCHERTOWN (CBS) – Shortly after midnight Tuesday, seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir.They were not named as a court date hasn't been set so nothing to see here, they were just learning stuff by visiting the no trespassing water supply place.
State Police say the five men and two women are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore, and “cited their education and career interests” for being in the area. The men told police they were chemical engineers and recent college graduates.
The Quabbin, in Belchertown, is one of the country’s largest man-made public water supplies. Boston’s drinking water comes from the Quabbin and the Wachusett Reservoirs.