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Saturday, May 11, 2013

500 Nations part 2, the clash of cultures. Columbus and the five kings.


  1. What the hell, no more Elephant Bar?

  2. I thought someone shot you. Welcome back : ).

  3. Welcome to the liars club, no jew lovers allowed.

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    1. Where you been, in jail?


    2. I got frustrated by how this blog (or blog owner) would delete my posts, I wonder if that's still the case.

    3. You've always been too thin-skinned. Might as well hit the road now, and save everyone the drama.

    4. You will just have to hang around and see how it goes.

      He doesn't much like the word 'peckerwood' though so try to avoid that.


    5. Rufus, that is a terrible thing to say.

      Is that your Southern Hospitality?

    6. Ah, what the hell; it's the same thing every time. Why not just cut to the chase?

    7. Well, I'm glad to hear that you're well.

    8. Two years (less two days) from the diagnosis, full remission. Checkups just went from a four month to a six month periodicity. Going to the Philippines in two weeks for three weeks.

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    1. Really? 1910? That early?

      You will have to contact Quirk, he is the only one that might be willing to come into contact with such things, much less pay money to collect them. He does have stuff for trade.

  7. IRS also targeted Jewish groups, including Tea Party folk, like my wife and I in our lawn chairs, and anyone using the word Patriot to describe themselves.

    Jewish people gave Obama more votes than they gave to either McCain or Romney.

    This is sick. It stinks. The targeting of Jewish groups says a lot about Barky's muslim outlook. CAIR hanging around the White House.

    One would think the all powerful AIPAC or some other powerful Jewish lobby would have been able to stop this totally illegal targeting of a particular group.

    Barky at his point truly deserves to be impeached. Rat is right, there are not enough votes to convict, but he deserves to be impeached.

    1. I suppose I should have used the word 'may' which I have been criticized for using in the past but with a lawsuit filed I am assuming there is fire behind the smoke. It fits Barky's M.O.

      IRS Inquisition Update

      By Kevin Williamson

      May 11, 2013 9:40 AM


      Along with targeting tea-party groups, the IRS may also have given extra-special attention to the tax-exempt status of some Jewish groups for political reasons.

      From the Jewish Press:

      The passionately pro-Israel organization Z STREET filed a lawsuit against the IRS, claiming it had been told by an IRS agent that because the organization was “connected to Israel,” its application for tax-exempt status would receive additional scrutiny. This admission was made in response to a query about the lengthy reveiw of Z STREET’s tax exempt status application.

      In addition, the IRS agent told a Z STREET representative that the applications of some of those Israel-related organizations have been assigned to “a special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the organization’s activities contradict the Administration’s public policies.” . . .

      And at least one purely religious Jewish organization, one not focused on Israel, was the recipient of bizarre and highly inappropriate questions about Israel. Those questions also came from the same non-profit division of the IRS at issue for inappropriately targeting politically conservative groups. The IRS required that Jewish organization to state “whether [it] supports the existence of the land of Israel,” and also demanded the organization “[d]escribe [its] religious belief system toward the land of Israel.”

      More bureaucratic snafus?

    2. Of all the fevered nonsense that you guys have hyperventilated over, this is the first time you've come up with something with some potential.

    3. It's a thing you've really noticed cause you don't like to pay taxes either.

      The signs are all around -

      This White House Keeps on Digging - Stephen Hayes, Weekly Standard

      Benghazi and the Dark Obama Obsession - Eric Boehlert, Huffington Post

      The White House's Crumbling Credibility - Alex Koppelman, New Yorker

      The IRS's Tea Party Targeting - Kevin Williamson, National Review

      All from Real Clear Politics

      Also, it is hard to admit to oneself that one has voted for a horse's arsehole.

    4. A bedrock principle of U.S. democracy is that the coercive powers of government are never used for partisan purpose. The law is blind to political viewpoint, and so are its enforcers, most especially the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service. Any violation of this principle threatens the trust and the voluntary cooperation of citizens upon which this democracy depends.

      So it was appalling to learn Friday that the IRS had improperly targeted conservative groups for scrutiny. It was almost as disturbing that President Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have not personally apologized to the American people and promised a full investigation…

      The agency said that it now has rules in place to make sure this sort of thing never happens again. How could such basic safeguards not have existed in the first place? And what are the new rules? In response to our questions, officials did not say.

      It’s important to understand that the timing of these requests, in the middle of the 2012 campaign, had the effect of stifling political activity. The targeted groups had tax-exempt status that allowed them to participate in certain kinds of political messaging. But any such group receiving IRS missives is immediately going to become cautious, lest it risk the arbitrary wrath of some tax official. The speech-squelching effects may have been especially important in Ohio, which was ground zero in the battle for the White House.


      So many Americans knew this was happening, but many felt defenseless and even helpless against a government that seems to roll along without accountability or sense of obligation to the people it’s supposed to serve. These Americans were mocked for being concerned about this, but now we see light shining on the truth, finally.

      This IRS revelation is another step in the unraveling of the Obama administration’s self-proclaimed “hope and change.” Between the Benghazi cover-up and the IRS targeting Obama’s political opponents, we see the corruption at the heart of big government.

      Americans should remember that this same corrupt IRS will be in charge of enforcing Obamacare. And this same inept and corrupt government will supposedly secure our now unsecured borders in advance of immigration reform and will implement a completely ethical and non-political IPAB panel to make life and death health care decisions for you and your family. Forgive me for not trusting these big government promises any more than I trust the White House’s latest Benghazi spin or the IRS’ fairness.




      We have thugs in charge of the government.

  8. I doubt that I ever deleted any of T’s posts.

    1. I can't remember that you deleted any of her posts either.

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