Bush’s IRS Chief Visited White House Once Between ’03-07, Obama’s IRS Chief Visited 118…In Two Years
The left is doing their best to convince the country that there’s nothing to this IRS scandal.
It’s a non-issue. It’s a manufactured scandal.
But conservatives are convinced there is more to this than we already know. Tea Parties were definitely targeted by the IRS. It started around 2010.
We know this.
Which makes this even more damning:
As the Washington Examiner noted last weekend, ex-commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Douglas Shulman went to the White House some 118 times in 2010 and 2011, while Steven Miller, the acting director who took over from Shulman last November, himself made numerous trips there, White House visitor logs show.
Business as usual for one of the most powerful arms of the federal government, you might think. Not so.
Mark Everson, who ran the IRS during most of the George W. Bush administration, from 2003 to 2007, apparently visited a single time, grousing that he felt like he had “moved to Siberia” because the tax collection agency was so out of the policy loop.
The alibi the White House has wedded itself to is that it had to work closely with the IRS to implement ObamaCare. But House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., says “it’s hard to believe” the IRS’ abusive targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups did not enter into the conversations that took place at these meetings, at least “in passing.”
We are to believe that the 118 visits to the White House were all about Obamacare, or Easter Egg rolls, but they never talked about the harassment of the Tea Party.
No one in the White House ever said anything about it.
Yeah, I’m not buying it either.
Today, over 10 million people collect disability in America:
The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,978,040 in May, up from 10,962,532 million in April, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.
The 10,978,040 disability beneficiaries in the United States now exceed the population of all but seven states. For example, there are more Americans collecting disability today than there are people living in Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey or Virginia.
The record 10,978,040 total disability beneficiaries in May, included a record 8,877,921 disabled workers (up from 8,865,586 in April), a record 1,939,687 children of disabled workers (up from 1,936,236 in April), and 160,432 spouses of disabled workers.
When the Republican Congress forced President Bill Clinton to sign welfare reform back in 1997, they succeeded in lowering the number of people who collected welfare benefits.
But did they just unlatch from one government teat for another?
In 1997, President Clinton’s senior adviser Rahm Emmanuel announced:
For the first time since 1971, the number of people on welfare is below 10 million. This is a milestone that’s based on the reforms that have altered the welfare system to reflect the priority of work and responsibility.”
Today, the number of people on welfare sits at 4.3 million. Quite a drop.
However, in January 1997, there were only 4,385,374 people on disability.
So we’ve dropped around six million of welfare, but signed about six million up on disability.
That’s about right.
And, since this news about disability is so depressing, I figured you could use a laugh. This fits right in:
How are they supposed to get any indoctrination done with all this free thinking being taught?
I’ll be this guy didn’t even think about that:
The controversy started when the school district directed students to complete a survey about at-risk behavior – including past drug, tobacco and alcohol usage.
“I advised my students that they had a Fifth Amendment right not incriminate themselves,” Dryden told a local newspaper. “It was not my intention for them not to take the survey.”
Batavia School Superintendent Jack Barshinger told Fox News what the teacher did was against the rules.
“The issue before the board was whether one employee had the right to mischaracterize the efforts of teachers, counselors, social workers and others and tell students in effect that the adults are not here to help but they are trying to get you to incriminate yourself,” he said.
How did he mischaracterize the efforts? The school was collecting information and he told the students they should be careful what they said.
Seems like good advice to me. How about you?
Remember, guns are only safe when they are in the hands of people trained to use them.
A grandfather checking on his neighbor is shot and killed by Fort Worth police. The shots rang out early Tuesday morning near Woodhaven Country Club, in east Fort Worth.
Those close to the family say the victim lived nearby and heard his neighbor’s burglar alarm. Neighbor Jerry Wayne Waller then apparently went outside to see what was going on.
The 72-year-old man didn’t even make it to the house across the street before he was shot. He died on his own property.
So it’s early morning, so we can assume its dark. The cops respond to an alarm and standing in the darkness, probably wearing slippers and a pair of pajama pants is this guy:
I mean, why wouldn’t you open fire?
Speaking on the incident Fort Worth police Cpl. Tracey Knight said, “Officers felt threatened by the man with the handgun and he was shot.”
After the shooting Haskin said, “The police officers were sobbing uncontrollably and very distraught.”
How was the family?
True, I wasn’t there. But listen to how Jerry is described by his neighbors:
he and his family have always been very involved in the community. “They are just a nice retired couple, that loved working in their yard, having family over, and grandkids,”
Sound like someone that would have been waving a gun around like a crazy man?
Something stinks here. What do you think?
The stupidity of zero tolerance rules claims yet another victim, this time in Massachusetts:
A 6-year-old kindergartner sparked an uproar at his Massachusetts school when he was spotted brandishing a tiny plastic Lego gun on the school bus last week.
Mieke Crane, the child’s mother, insists that officials at Old Mill Pond Elementary School in Palmer overreacted when another student saw the toy, which is slightly bigger than a quarter, and alerted the driver Friday.
‘She [driver] said he caused quite a disturbance on the bus and that the children were traumatized,’ Crane told the local station WGGB.
So, if I understand this correctly, Lego is not only producing toys that will traumatize children, but stores across the country are selling these monstrosities!?
You know what this is, right?
Straight up indoctrination. Teach the children to be terrified of guns. Teach the children to watch their friends. Teach them to alert authorities if someone violates a rule, even if it’s with a toy gun.
Reminds me of something:
Of course, we don’t have telescreens…yet. But the children are coming along nicely, aren’t they?
This is a surprise:
Fox News reports:
Bachmann claims her decision was not influenced by concerns that she would not be re-elected, or by recent inquiries into her 2012 presidential campaign.
In January, a former Bachmann aide filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, claiming Bachmann made improper payments to an Iowa state senator who was the state chairman of her 2012 presidential run. The aide, Peter Waldron, also accused Bachmann of other FEC violations.
Bachmann says she considered not running again for her House seat in 2012 after her failed presidential bid, but felt another Republican candidate would not have enough time to adequately prepare for the race.
“I will continue to work overtime for the next 18 months in Congress defending the same constitutional conservative values we have worked so hard on together,” Bachmann says in the video.
Bachmann had given few clues she was considering leaving Congress.
An Oregon woman called 911, expecting help to arrive shortly thereafter.
Instead, no help was sent. She was told to tell her attacker to go away if he returned.
Not long after that, he did. And he brutally raped her:
The Sheriff’s Department blamed the lack of resources due to recent public funding cuts. “There isn’t a day go by that we don’t have another victim,” said Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson. In Josephine County, 80 percent of sheriff’s deputies lost their jobs when the cuts were made. The few that remain cannot respond to emergency calls during the evening or on weekends.
“How is it that there were no officers available to assist the woman who was about be raped, but they did have officers available to go and arrest the man after the rape? The police department should be sued for their failure to protect a tax paying citizen,” Julia Mason, 28, of Portland, Oregon said after she was asked what she thought about the police who failed to help a woman who was about to become a rape victim.
After the government budget cuts, which occurred before the rape incident, Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson said in a press release that victims of domestic violence should “consider relocating to an area with adequate police services.”
That’s a first.
I’ve seen the federal government tell Americans to avoid hiking in certain areas because they’re controlled by Mexican drug gangs, but this is the first time I’ve seen a local sheriff tell folks they should move somewhere where the cops will protect them.
You want your mind blown even more?
They are not bound by law to protect you.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation.
There’s a lot behind that ruling, which you can read about here, but the fact remains: the police bear no responsibility in keeping you from harm.
Please, tell me again that I should turn in my guns and dial 911. Tell me how much safer we would all be.
This is not good:
Hackers have accessed designs for more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, according to a devastating classified report from a Pentagon advisor shared with the Washington Post.
Although the report from the Defense Science Board did not identify the hackers, senior military and industry officials with knowledge of the breaches say they come primarily from China, according to Ellen Nakashima of the Post.
A public version of the report released in January warned of an “existential cyber attack” with “potentially spectacular” effects.
Some of the more disturbing leaks include designs for cutting edge jets, missile systems, and electronic warfare technology.
Here’s a partial list of compromised designs:
Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD Missile Defense)
Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (Patriot missile defense system)
AMRAAM (AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile)
Global Hawk (high altitude surveillance drone)
PII (email addresses, SSN, credit card numbers, passwords, etc.)
That’s what Mark Stokes called it. He’s the executive director of the Project 2049 Institute, “a think tank that focuses on Asia security issues.”
Here’s the question: what are we going to do about it?
Don’t we have our own nerds? Some weapons grade Rambo hackers who can bust through Chinese security like Neo taking out a mob of Agent Smiths?
If not, why not?
This is one of the more dangerous things I have seen occur during the Obama administration, and that’s saying something.
Because, it’s only tyranny when the right does it: