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calendar   Sunday - November 24, 2013

inflammatory remarks about one minority community by a senior politician

I don’t know if it’ll make much difference, but this was a surprise coming from a senior politician.

I guess he isn’t running for elected office, but the pc crowd who always search out and find offense is sure to lock on to this one.


Pakistanis in UK fuelling corruption, says law chief: Attorney General warns politicians to ‘wake up’ to the threat posed by minority communities

Dominic Grieve made inflammatory remarks in a newspaper interview
He said minority communities have ‘endemic’ corruption
‘It’s mainly the Pakistani community, not the Indian community’, he claimed
Also said corruption could be found in ‘white Anglo Saxon community’
The senior law officer said that the authorities should take action to combat electoral fraud in areas with high migrant populations

By Gerri Peev

Corruption is rife in Britain’s Pakistani community, the country’s most senior law officer has warned.

Dominic Grieve said politicians needed to ‘wake up’ to the threat of corruption posed by minority communities using a ‘favour culture’.

In remarks that will inflame already sensitive diplomatic relations with Pakistan, the attorney general said he was referring to ‘mainly the Pakistani community’.

He said electoral corruption was a problem in constituencies such as Slough in Berkshire. Tory councillor Eshaq Khan was found guilty of fraud involving postal ballots in 2008.

Khan and five others were jailed in 2009 for using ‘ghost’ voters to win a local council ballot to oust longstanding Labour councillor Lydia Simmons from her seat on Slough Borough Council.

The audacious scam in 2007 was described by the Crown Prosecution Service as part of an ‘epidemic’ which threatens to destroy democracy in the UK.

Father-of 10 Khan received a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for conspiracy to defraud, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and perjury.

The Electoral Commission is planning to introduce tougher identity checks at the ballot box in Tower Hamlets in East London, another area that has suffered from electoral fraud.

David Cameron sparked outrage earlier in his premiership when he accused Pakistan of ‘exporting terrorism’ while on a visit to India.

Mr Grieve told the Daily Telegraph that corruption could also be found in the ‘white Anglo-Saxon community’ as well as among other groups.

But he said the rise of corruption was ‘because we have minority communities in this country which come from backgrounds where corruption is endemic.

‘It is something we as politicians have to wake to up to’.

Qassim Afzal, the Lib Dem chairman of the party’s Friends of Pakistan group, criticised what he called Mr Grieve’s “loose language”.

He told BBC Radio 5Live: ‘I’m profoundly disturbed at a statement from such a senior Conservative MP against the British Pakistani community.

‘This doesn’t help bring communities together.’

Baroness Warsi, the Foreign Office minister, has previously said the Conservatives lost three seats at the general election because of voter fraud in the Asian community.

Mr Grieve, whose Beaconsfield constituency in Buckinghamshire has a sizeable Asian community, said: ‘I can see many of them have come because of the opportunities that they get.

‘But they also come from societies where they have been brought up to believe you can only get certain things through a favour culture.

‘One of the things you have to make absolutely clear is that that is not the case and it’s not acceptable.’

Asked if he was referring to the Pakistani community, Mr Grieve said: ‘Yes, it’s mainly the Pakistani community, not the Indian community. I wouldn’t draw it down to one. I’d be wary of saying it’s just a Pakistani problem.’

He added: ‘I happen to be very optimistic about the future of the UK. We have managed integration of minority communities better than most countries in Europe.’

Mr Grieve also admitted that the ‘volume’ of potential immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria next year when movement controls were lifted ‘may pose serious infrastructure problems’.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/24/2013 at 09:16 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - October 08, 2013

Today’s Reading Assignments 10/8/2013

Back in the ‘old days’, when the Skipper was alive and friends with Vilmar, Vilmar used to post a list of interesting news, opinion, and just plain fun stuff each morning. I’m not going to do that. But, during the current crisis, in which Barackade Obama is trying to become a Hugo Chavez clone (Don’t want to waste a good crisis), I thought I’d try to post links to important news and opinions. Important to me, anyway. You read and decide.

Vindictive Shutdown Theater

Why the Left Hates the Old

5 Examples of How the Government Thinks it Owns Everything

So, are these the people you want running your health care?

PRIDE: People Rejecting Ideas Deemed Evangelical

I’ll try to update this list as the day goes on.

BTW, Vilmar now blogs at ANTZ-IN-PANTZ


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 10/08/2013 at 10:06 AM   
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calendar   Friday - September 27, 2013

What, only 100?

$100 Million In Grants To Detroit

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The federal fingerprint in efforts to fix Detroit is growing larger as the Obama administration has found millions of dollars in grant money to help the bankrupt city hire more police and firefighters, and clear out blighted neighborhoods.

But considering the Motor City is at least $18 billion in debt, it will take a far larger infusion of cash or historic deals with bond holders, insurance companies and other creditors to correct the problem.

Four high-ranking White House officials will discuss federal efforts and other opportunities Friday during a closed-door meeting at Wayne State University with Gov. Rick Snyder, state-appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr, Mayor Dave Bing and community and business leaders.

The federal money being directed Detroit’s way by the U.S. government totals more than $100 million and will be augmented by millions of dollars more in resources from foundations and Detroit businesses, but it falls far short of a the wider bailout some in the city had sought.

A little gibs be betta den no gibs a tall.

“Something is better than nothing,” said Bridgette Shephard, 47, a social worker who lives in Detroit. “A bailout would have been better, but if we can sustain some of our needs with grants that would be a start. Let’s take it. Whatever kind of money it is to benefit the city, I’m all for it.”

Das wha I jus sayd!

But this is barely a drop in the bucket, and the bucket has some big rusty holes in it.

Detroit has had a poor record in making sure grant money is used properly and even spent at all.

In 2011, Mayor Dave Bing fired the director of the city’s Human Services Department after an internal investigation revealed $200,000 intended for poor residents was spent on office furniture for staff members.

The following year, his office had to scramble to use about $20 million in grants that had been left sitting for demolitions of thousands of vacant houses. The city’s Police Department also allowed a $400,000 grant to lapse for a new armored vehicle.

Corruption, much? Followed closely by lazy and stupid? Like I said, big rusty holes.

The Obama administration is trying to show its support without trying to send any message about a bailout, said Peter Henning, a Wayne State Law School professor.

Officials, especially those from HUD and Transportation, can commit funds for infrastructure projects, while Holder can chip in resources for fight Detroit’s high violent crime rate, Henning said.

“So these are back door ways to provide federal funding and support without having to seek a bailout, which would be dead on arrival from both parties,” he said. “The goal is to strengthen Detroit, but only indirectly. This is at best a muted commitment because what Detroit really needs is dollars and not just support that might be beneficial in three to five years. But any hope of that is a pipe dream.”

Well, yeah. Why should any of us give you a cent, considering how you’ve wasted everything that’s come your way before? The horse is dead. I don’t want to get the bill for giving it a new set of horseshoes.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 09/27/2013 at 01:16 PM   
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calendar   Friday - August 09, 2013

Special People Have Extra Special Privileges

DOJ Won’t Prosecute IRS Snoops



Google up the earlier news stories and I’ll bet you two things: 1) the accessed records all belonged to Republicans, and 2) BRA.

So much for justice. So much for equal treatment under the law. And so much for accountability, ethics, and responsibility in government. “I’ll reward my friends, and punish my enemies” was Fearless Reader’s line, wasn’t it?


Confidential tax records of several political candidates and campaign donors were improperly accessed by government officials, but the Justice Department declined to prosecute any of the officials involved, even in one “willful” violation of the law, an IRS watchdog reported.

In a July 3 letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), the Treasury inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) J. Russell George acknowledged that government officials had illegally accessed tax records of candidates and donors in four instances since 2006.

TIGTA determined that in three of the cases the access was “inadvertent.”

“In the fourth case, we presented evidence of a willful unauthorized access to the Department of Justice, but the case was declined for prosecution,” George wrote.

Grassley has sent a letter to the Justice Department asking why it declined to prosecute in the case of willful unauthorized access.

“Any agency with access to tax records is required to act with neutrality and professionalism, not political bias,” Grassley said in a statement. “The Justice Department should answer completely and not hide behind taxpayer confidentiality laws to avoid accountability for its decision not to prosecute a violation of taxpayer confidentiality laws.”


What a bunch of pond scum.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/09/2013 at 02:00 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 07, 2013

Get your drone hunting license!

This is too good!

Deer Trail, a small Colorado town, is considering an ordinance that would allow its residents to hunt for federal drones and shoot them down.

The ordinance states, “the Town of Deer Trail shall issue a reward of $100 to any shooter who presents a valid hunting license and the following identifiable parts of an unmanned aerial vehicle whose markings and configuration are consistent with those used on any similar craft known to be owned or operated by the United States federal government.”

If passed by the town board, Deer Trail would charge $25 for drone hunting licenses and they would be valid for one year.

The Feds and Obama better wake up. The country is in almost total revolt over ObamaCare, drones, NSA spying, Moochelle’s school lunches, etc. 


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 08/07/2013 at 11:28 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - July 20, 2013

Well No Kidding

IRS Whistle Blower: Strings Pulled From DC

Retiring IRS lawyer implicates Obama appointee

Retiring IRS lawyer Carter C. Hull’s testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in which he implicated an Obama appointee, will ensure that the IRS proceedings last through the summer, according to insiders close to the situation.

Hull has already implicated Obama-appointed IRS chief counsel William Wilkins and Washington-based IRS official Lois Lerner in his testimony.

“In April of 2010, I was assigned by my supervisor to work on two applications of tea party groups. In that same month, I became aware that a group of tea party applications were being held by EO determinations in Cincinnati,” Hull testified in his opening statement before California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa’s committee.

Hull, 72, implicated the IRS Chief Counsel’s office, headed by Obama appointee William J. Wilkins, and Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the IRS’s exempt organizations office, in the IRS targeting scandal and made clear that the targeting started in Washington, according to leaked interviews that Hull granted to the Oversight Committee in advance of Thursday’s hearing.

All the way to the top. Or just one leaf down from the end of the highest branch. So far.

No kidding. Tell us what we didn’t reflexively understand two months ago.

Hull’s testimony set off a storm of controversy among figures close to the case.

“This is one of the most extremely disturbing revelations yet,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, which represents more than 40 tea party plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the IRS.

“It is now clear that the IRS Chief Counsel, appointed by President Obama in 2009, was involved in examining and reviewing applications from Tea Party groups – many that were basically shut out of the 2010 election process because of delays in handling of their applications. This development raises significant questions about what the White House knew and when. In a politically charged run-up to the 2010 election, why was one of President Obama’s most trusted and partisan appointees involved in examining the applications for Tea Party groups? We look forward to tomorrow’s testimony and further information about the origins of this unlawful and unconstitutional scheme that violated the First Amendment rights of our clients,” Sekulow said.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/20/2013 at 07:37 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - June 05, 2013

Don’t Worry, Nobody Ever Comes Here

Secret “Man Caves” Found In EPA Warehouse

Fine: lazy and corrupt contractors. But more importantly: WHY does the EPA have a CRATE of diplomatic passports???



A warehouse maintained by contractors for the Environmental Protection Agency contained secret rooms full of exercise equipment, televisions and couches, according to an internal audit.

EPA’s inspector general found contractors used partitions, screens and piled up boxes to hide the rooms from security cameras in the 70,000 square-foot building located in Landover, Md. The warehouse—used for inventory storage—is owned by the General Services Administration and leased to the EPA for about $750,000 per year.

The EPA has issued a stop work order to Apex Logistics LLC, the responsible contractor, ensuring the company’s workers no longer have access to the site—EPA security officials escorted contractor personnel off the premises on May 17—and ending all payments on the contract.

Since awarding the contract in May 2007, EPA has paid Apex Logistics about $5.3 million, most of which went to labor costs. Conditions at the facility “raise questions about time charges made by warehouse employees under the contract,” the report said.

“The warehouse contained multiple unauthorized and hidden personal spaces created by and for the workers that included televisions, refrigerators, radios, microwaves, chairs and couches,” the IG report said. “These spaces contained personal items, including photos, pin ups, calendars, clothing, books, magazines and videos.”

The agency has completed an inventory of the warehouse’s contents and segregated all surplus furniture. EPA has committed to conducting an agency-wide review of all warehouse and storage facility operations.

In addition to the secret rooms, the IG found an incomplete and inaccurate recordkeeping system; numerous potential security and safety hazards, including an open box of passports; and “deplorable conditions”—such as corrosion, vermin feces and “pervasive” mold.


A little By The Way: Apex Logistics LLC is owned by China. So why were they even hired by the EPA to run a warehouse in Maryland??


[From the EPA’s own report]:

Our initial research at the EPA’s Landover warehouse raised significant concerns with the lack of agency oversight of personal property and warehouse space at the facility. In particular:
 The warehouse recordkeeping system was incomplete and inaccurate.  The warehouse was filled with considerable valuable amounts of unusable, inoperable and obsolete furniture and other items.  The warehouse contained multiple unauthorized and hidden personal spaces that included such items as televisions and exercise equipment.
 Numerous potential security and safety hazards existed at the warehouse, including unsecured personally identifiable information (such as passports).
 Deplorable conditions existed at the warehouse; corrosion, vermin feces, mold and other problems were pervasive.
As a result of the conditions noted, EPA property at the warehouse was vulnerable to theft and abuse (including personally identifiable information), EPA property was not properly maintained, the EPA may not have received sufficient value for the funds it paid for the warehouse’s operation, and warehouse workers were subjected to unsafe conditions for which the EPA could be held liable.
Agency Corrective Actions
Subsequent to our briefing to the agency on the conditions noted at the warehouse, the agency issued a stop work order to the contractor, ensuring there will be no further access to the site by contractor personnel and that no further costs will be incurred under the contract. Further, the agency has taken the following additional actions:
 Completed an inventory of the warehouse and is seeking an appraisal of
inventoried items.
 Identified and segregated all surplus furniture.
 Reviewed background investigations on warehouse employees.
 Removed flammable materials from the warehouse.
 Performed a health and safety review.
 Reviewed security footage.
The agency also agreed to initiate action addressing personally identifiable information, completing standard operating procedures for the warehouse, developing security plans, and conducting an agencywide review of all warehouse and storage facility operations.

Not to worry, your government is on the ball (finally) and taking action:

In addition to the efforts to secure the facility on or before Friday May 17, 2013, the EPA took key actions within the agency to address information security issues identified by OIG. OIT A contacted the Department of State to determine an interim standard operating procedure for the decommissioning of expired or no longer needed government passports for agency personnel. Beginning immediately, the EPA will send expired or unneeded government passports to the Department of State for destruction, until such time as the agency can put in place a passport decommissioning process with the appropriate safeguards. OEI determined that the presence of documents containing personally identifiable information at the warehouse, when considered in light of the other conditions at the warehouse, warranted referring the matter to the EPA’s Breach Evaluation Team.

So the entire crate of passports that they shouldn’t have had in the first place - and which may have been expired (the pictured ones have punch holes in them, but still) - has been taken the the State Department shredder.

And all the propane tanks - propane tanks??? - that Apex brought in have been removed.

Actions Taken by the EPA on Saturday, May 18,2013, and Sunday, May 19,2013 EPA personnel worked at the warehouse with new contract employees during the weekend of May 1819, 2013 , to continue to evaluate and secure the site . The EPA initiated a health and safety review of the warehouse. The agency removed all propane tanks that had been brought onsite by Apex employees and secured those tanks outside of the building.

And what of Apex? What kind of punishment are they looking at for misusing government funds, fudging payrolls, breaching security, and leaving the place a grossed out mess? Oh, something SEVERE, that’s for sure! A short term Time Out. Maybe. Maybe not. That’s all.

The EPA also continued to take actions and evaluate possible actions with regard to Apex Logistics, the contractor at the facility. While the EPA’s stop-work order would prevent Apex from conducting additional work through the current end date of the contract of May 28, 2013, the agency began a legal analysis to determine whether the EPA could terminate the contract for cause before May 28, 2013. OARM ‘ s Office of Grant s and Debarment and Office of Acquisitions Management continued to work with OGC and OIG to determine whether suspension or debarment of Apex from future government
contracts can be supported by the facts available.

It’s not just that we can’t trust the government working for us. The government itself can’t trust the people working for them.

Where’s that Reset Button? I had it here the other day ...


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/05/2013 at 04:38 PM   
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Put Another Log On The Fire

How many more of these will we need until the cold fact that the entire federal government takes it’s orders from the top can no longer be ignored?


EPA accused of singling out conservative groups

It’s not just the IRS.

A second federal agency is facing a probe and accusations of political bias over its alleged targeting of conservative groups.

The allegations concern the Environmental Protection Agency, which is being accused of trying to charge conservative groups fees while largely exempting liberal groups. The fees applied to Freedom of Information Act requests—allegedly, the EPA waived them for liberal groups far more often than it did for conservative ones.

The allegations are under investigation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is also holding hearings on the Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative groups.

“I don’t think it is fair at all. It is not fair to the American taxpayer—the American taxpayer should expect and demand that the EPA treats everyone equally in regard to these requests,” said Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. “This cannot be tolerated. As we see more federal agencies with this kind of bias, it is and should be a concern for all of us.”

Research by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a conservative Washington, D.C., think tank, claims that the political bias is routine when it comes to deciding which groups are charged fees. Christopher Horner, senior fellow at CEI, said liberal groups have their fees for documents waived about 90 percent of the time, in contrast with conservative groups that it claims are denied fee waivers about 90 percent of the time.

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The EPA has denied any favoritism.

“We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends”

I guess there’s a new definition in DC for “going green”. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/05/2013 at 12:32 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - May 15, 2013

Thanks Doc

Doc Jeff sends me this one, which echoes my thoughts of the other day.


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Pretty creepy graphic. Almost as creepy as that one of John Kerry the love hamster.

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/15/2013 at 04:26 PM   
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calendar   Tuesday - May 14, 2013

That IRS Scandal

Who me, a cynic? I have not yet begun to Cyn!

I haven’t written about the latest scandal to come bubbling up out of the DC cesspit. I’m not sure that I want to, because I instinctively feel it’s a set up. A sucker’s bet. Smoke and mirrors, although it doesn’t seem to be throwing the slow-to-awake hound dogs of the media off the Benghazi scent.

But I feel it’s a con. Somehow. That the whole thing will be traced to a small number of mid-level “rogue” employees, amorally doing what they “thought” would “benefit” their Big One. And that’s why the “scandal” broke in the first place. Because all the i’s were dotted and all the t’s crossed and all the records and emails cleansed before this was allowed to be news, so that the chain of evidence goes only so high and does NOT reach the top.

A half dozen or so IRS agents will take the fall. All of them will be near to retirement anyway, and they’ll just step down. Oh, there will be talk, endless talk, of criminal prosecution ... which will go nowhere. And yet somehow, behind the curtain, those agents who are dismissed will somehow be taken care of. Once out of the limelight for a month or so, they’ll get jobs in other departments. Or they’ll find themselves as consultants, earning some ultra fat salary for a year or two in some sinecure job that makes up, more than makes up, for the wages from the old job and any benefits lost. If, and it’s an unlikely if, those that get the axe are stripped of their bennies and retirement accounts. If. Don’t bet on it.

In other words, the fix is in. Before the game even begins.

And even though the running dog media is currently in high dudgeon, red hot and seething that the phone and email records of their brothers over at Associated Press were illegally seized by another branch of the dictatorship, not a single one of them will push. Not really push. Because the truth is out there, somewhere. Somehow. And you know as well as I do that this whole “scandal” was just Business As Usual to this Regime. With their full knowledge and consent. And direction. And approval. All the way to the very top. All the way up to former Secretary of the Treasury “"turbo tax” Tim Geithner, and beyond. You’ll hear “Nixon’s enemies list” half a million times (because no matter how big a Socialist Nixon was, and he advanced the Socialist Agenda at least as much as any other president, the MSM will forever have it in for him because he was the guy who put Alger Hiss away. An actual communist spy, who just happened to be the media’s and society’s darling), but you won’t hear a word about “Obama’s enemies list” even though you yourself can easily find video of him referring to his political opponents AND a vast number of Americans, as his enemies. On multiple occasions to boot. Don’t ever forget that your own government considers you a potential terrorist and a threat and has since the early days of this president’s “rule”. A word he himself used when His Arrogance began the transition from the never-before-seen-in-the-history-of-The-United-States “Office of the President Elect” to his actual inaugural empowerment.

Nor will the press ever recall that Slick Willy Clinton also sicced the IRS on people and organizations he didn’t like. Down the memory hole. Forgotten. Ignore that such a thing shows that harassment by the tax man is SOP to the Left.

The truth? If there is a truth in here somewhere, it’s that any (and every?) branch of the government can be (is?) a running dog apparatchik for the party in power. Assuming that the branch was properly “cleansed” when the party took power, which Evil Booosh never did at State. Or at EPA. Or at Energy. Or at Education. But which Clinton did, so all those branches are filled with Progressive types. And each and every one of those branches has been, and still is, used to further the agenda of the Left. The Far Left. And it never ever is news. At least not until the top players have moved on from their appointed positions and a deep impenetrable moat dug around the godkings at the top.

And some elected-for-an-entire-career DC Dimwit is yaddering away on last night on TV about how this IRS scandal destroys people’s faith and trust in government. HAH!




And now, back to your daily show. Flip on the boob tube, and watch both sides of the aisle in DC get all frumpety, and start blowing the trumpets of righteousness and resentment with every breath, because everyone hates the IRS. Because this is their perfect “me too” moment. And it will go nowhere.

So have a ton of links. It’s a terrible tale, and in an honest world it would result in firings and arrests for the larger part of the upper reaches of an entire branch of government. The same way that Benghazi should be a blood purge over at State. The same way that Fast And Furious should have been a blood purge over at Justice and at Homeland Security. Three out of many, all of which should have resulted in impeachment. And none of them will. Because the fix is in.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/13/irs-scrutiny-went-beyond-tea-party-criteria-broader-than-thought/
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/irs-began-targeting-conservatives-in-2010/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/05/12/irs-targeted-groups-that-criticized-the-government-ig-report-says/
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324715704578478851998004528.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/13/us-usa-tax-irs-criteria-idUSBRE94C03N20130513
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/14/irs-timeline-shows-dc-officials-in-loop-on-tea-party-targeting/


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/14/2013 at 12:02 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 02, 2013

Forget Selective, Now We’ve Got Anti-Enforcement

Colorado Voting Bill Would Guarantee Crooked Elections Forever



Colorado’s Democratic-controlled state legislature is ramming through an election bill that critics say will open the door to voter fraud and intimidation.

The “Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act” is expected to pass the legislature this week. Democrats control both chambers of the legislature, as well as the governor’s mansion, meaning the bill could pass without a single Republican vote.

The bill is under consideration amid accusations that Republicans in other states have tried to suppress the vote by passing laws that require some form of identification in order to vote.

The Colorado law would make mail-in ballots mandatory while eliminating local polling places and allowing people to vote on the same day they register.

Critics of the bill say that these changes could lead to fraud and voter intimidation.

“I want our elections to be easy to vote and tough to cheat, and this ruins that balance,” said Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican who has been an outspoken opponent of the bill.

Gessler said the two main provisions of the bill are “a recipe for fraud” and have both been proven problematic. Wisconsin and Minnesota both have same day registration, and they have both seen large problems with fraud, Gessler said.

read more at this link.

Once the voting process has been utterly corrupted, the ruling party will always win. No matter what. And gee whiz, too effin’ bad, voting is more than a right it’s a civic duty. So you’ve got to do a bit of work. You’ve actually got to register in advance and be properly and fully vetted. Then you’ve actually got to show up, prove you’re a legitimate voter, and cast your ballot. With our growing population, maybe Election Day is too constraining. Fine. Make it Vote Counting Day and open the polls for an entire month before that. And absentee ballots only to those truly disabled or hospitalized. If you’re out of the country at the time, get to the US Embassy there and cast your vote, but with the same proof of legitimacy. And the foreign polls close a week before Vote Counting Day. And the overseas military vote gets sent in two weeks before it as well. Hardship? Hardly. But when you make it too easy to vote, you open the door to an avalanche of fraud. And that’s no accident, if it’s the Dems who are behind a bill like this. And they are. Always. And against Voter ID. Always. That’s because they’re corrupt. Always.

The bill also strips voters of “the protection of a private voting booth,” Gessler said, which opens up voters to the possibility of intimidation.

Some Colorado voters have already been subject to voter intimidation using mail-in ballots, said Marilyn Marks, who heads the voter watchdog group Citizen Center and has lobbied against the pending bill.

Citizen Center launched a lawsuit alleging a March recall election in Center, Colo., which partially used mail-in ballots, was rife with corruption and voter intimidation. The suit said individuals pressured voters in low income and Hispanic areas to vote for certain individuals by giving them pre-filled ballots dropping off their ballots at the polling place.

These individuals allegedly used children’s participation in the federal education program Head Start as leverage over parents, Marks said. One individual who initially said he had been intimidated will not testify now out of fear of reprisal, she said.

Marks said the mail-in ballots strongly supported the recall while those who voted in a traditional polling location did not.

Gee, that’s a pretty smelly coincidence, ain’t it?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/02/2013 at 04:27 PM   
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More Selective Enforcement

That Judge Needs To Make Another Ruling

The judge who gave DHS’s Crappy Nappy a spanking the other day when she said she could selectively enforce the laws needs to make a bigger, more blanket ruling. Or get his bosses in the Supremes to issue a similar edict, ASAP.
Aww heck, just put me in charge for an hour. I’d demand that the voter rolls be purged in every county of the nation, with proof supplied every 60 days hereafter, or else a complete cut off of all federal funding.

ACRU Sues DOJ: Enforce The Law, Clean Up The Voter Rolls In Mississippi



The American Civil Rights Union wants local election officials to clean up voter rolls in Mississippi. Last Friday, the group filed suit against two counties that have more registered voters than the Census says they have voting-eligible citizens.

The ACRU is stepping into the breach left by the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department. Under Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez (now nominated to head the U.S. Department of Labor), the division has refused to enforce Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act, also known as the Motor Voter law. Section 8 requires states to remove ineligible voters from their registration lists.

Filing the ACRU lawsuits against Jefferson Davis County and Walthall County were three former Justice Department lawyers: Christopher Coates, Christian Adams (the legal editor of PJ Media), and Henry Ross. As the complaints outline, the U.S. Census says Jefferson Davis County has only 9,536 residents of voting age. Yet the county has 10,078 registered voters, giving it a registration rate of 105 percent. (The national average hovers at about 70 percent.)

Walthall County rolls are even more astonishing. The Census counts only 11,368 voting-age residents there, but the county boasts 14,108 registered voters — a 124 percent registration rate.

County officials don’t seem too concerned about it, though. They refused to respond to the ACRU’s request for information on what Walthall County was doing to comply with the Motor Voter requirements.  Section 8 requires states and local election officials to make “a reasonable effort to remove the names of ineligible voters” when they die or move away.

That may seem to be a commonsense requirement, but the radical wing of the civil rights community loathes the provision.

The Obama administration has not filed a single case to enforce Section 8, even though numerous counties in many states have the same disparities between voter rolls and eligible voters as these two Mississippi counties. Their voter registration lists are out-of-date because local officials are not deleting names of those who have died, moved away, or otherwise become ineligible to vote.

acRu, not acLu. Not the same folks, even if you’re Japanese.

Honest government starts at the very bottom, at the very beginning: the election process. If that continues to be rigged, citizens have no reason to believe any other aspect of the government is legitimate or honest. And this government isn’t doing a darn thing to enforce those laws. Hmmm. Thugopoly much?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/02/2013 at 04:14 PM   
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calendar   Friday - April 26, 2013

Golly, How Unexpected

Jury: FRAUD Put Obama On The Ballot

Is it too late to declare a national Mulligan?

Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud
A jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday night in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations in South Bend. They were found guilty on all counts.

Former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic party Chairman Butch Morgan Jr.  was found guilty of felony conspiracy counts to commit petition fraud and forgery, and former county Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe was found guilty of felony forgery counts and falsely making a petition, after being accused of faking petitions that enabled Obama, then an Illinois Senator, to get on the presidential primary ballot for his first run for the White House.

Morgan was accused of being the mastermind behind the plot.

According to testimony from two former Board of Election officials who pled guilty, Morgan ordered Democratic officials and workers to fake the names and signatures that Obama and Clinton needed to qualify for the presidential race. Blythe, then a Board of Elections employee and Democratic Party volunteer, was accused of forging multiple pages of the Obama petitions.

Gee whiz, my head is spinning. I never ever never thought anything like this could ever possibly happen.

“I think this helped uphold the integrity of the electoral system,” the prosecutor, Stan Levco told reporters.

“Their verdict of guilt is not a verdict against Democrats, but for honest and fair elections,” he said.

Oh horseshit. The Democrats cheat all the friggin time on elections, from graveyard votes to ballot box stuffing to Black Panthers “guarding” the polling places, to ACORN, to fighting tooth and nail against voter ID. If they couldn’t cheat there wouldn’t be a Democrat in office anywhere, hardly. So knock off the PC “we are all guilty together” crap. This is absolutely and indictment against the Dems, and if it had been the Rethuglicans doing this the air raid sirens would be going off everywhere and this would be the ONLY story on every news venue everywhere. So, bite me.

The scheme was hatched in January of 2008, according to affidavits from investigators who cite former Board of Registration worker Lucas Burkett, who told them he was in on the plan at first, but then became uneasy and quit. He waited three years before telling authorities about it, but if revelations about any forgeries were raised during the election, the petitions could have been challenged during the contest. A candidate who did not qualify with enough legitimate signatures at the time, could have been bounced from the ballot.

The case raise questions about whether in 2008, then candidate Obama actually submitted enough legitimate signatures to have legally qualified for the primary ballot.

“I think had they been challenged successfully, he probably would not have been on the ballot,” Levco told Fox News.

Under state law, presidential candidates need to qualify for the primary ballots with 500 signatures from each of the state’s nine congressional districts. Indiana election officials say that in St. Joseph County, which is the 2nd Congressional district, the Obama campaign qualified with 534 signatures; Clinton’s camp had 704.

Prosecutors say that in President Obama’s case, nine of the petition pages were apparently forged. Each petition contains up to 10 names, making a possible total of 90 names, which, if faked, could have brought the Obama total below the legal limit required to qualify. Prosecutors say 13 Clinton petitions were apparently forged, meaning up to 130 possibly fake signatures.  Even if 130 signatures had been challenged, it would have still left Mrs. Clinton with enough signatures to meet the 500 person threshold.

Lucas Burkett. Remember the name. And make it a new synonym for cheating cowardly cocksucker. Thanks for nothing, shitheels.

And I’d say it’s dollars to donuts that the same kind of fraud went on in at least another dozen states, if not more.  Time for a mulligan. Wake up people, the legitimate government of your nation has been stolen from you. But wait, nevermind, it’s OK, because Bush Stole The Election and was Selected Not Elected and Bush Lied So People Died. Even if he didn’t, he wasn’t, and he didn’t. Truth is what our masters in the Ministry of Information say it is today.

At this rate, it will be 2025 before it comes out that, yes, he really was born in Kenya, and isn’t even an American citizen. But by that time we’ll be part of the New Caliphate, so it won’t matter.

UPDATE: retrieved from the memory hole: Team Hillary knew all about it, and far more, back in 2008:

“After studying the procedures and results from all 14 caucus states, interviewing dozens of witnesses, and reviewing hundreds of personal stories, my conclusion is that the Obama campaign willfully and intentionally defrauded the American public by systematically undermining the caucus process,” she said.

In Hawaii, for example, the caucus organizers ran out of ballots, so Obama operatives created more from Post-its and scraps of paper and dumped them into ice cream buckets. “The caucuses ended up with more ballots than participants, a sure sign of voter fraud,” Long said.

In Nevada, Obama supporters upturned a wheelchair-bound woman who wanted to caucus for Hillary, flushed Clinton ballots down the toilets, and told union members they could vote only if their names were on the list of Obama supporters.

In Texas, more than 2,000 Clinton and Edwards supporters filed complaints with the state Democratic Party because of the massive fraud. The party acknowledged that the Obama campaign’s actions “amount to criminal violations” and ordered them to be reported to state and federal law enforcement, but nothing happened.

In caucus after caucus, Obama bused in supporters from out of state, intimidated elderly voters and women, and stole election packets so Hillary supporters couldn’t vote. Thanks to these and other strong-arm tactics, Obama won victories in all but one of the caucuses, even in states such as Maine where Hillary had been leading by double digits in the polls.
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Obama’s flagrant busing of out-of-state caucus participants from Illinois was so obvious that even Joe Biden — today his running mate, then his rival — pointed it out at the time.

At a campaign stop before the Jan. 3 caucus at the JJ Diner in Des Moines, Biden “said what we were all thinking when he got on stage and said, ‘Hello Iowa!’ and then turned to Barack’s crowd and shouted, ‘and Hello Chicago!’” another precinct captain for Hillary told Long.

So primary candidates Clinton and Biden knew he was cheating even back then. I wonder how Obama managed to buy their silence afterwards?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/26/2013 at 03:52 PM   
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calendar   Monday - March 11, 2013

Motor City Madness

Kwame Kilpatrick Convicted

Former Detroit Mayor Guilty On 24 Counts



A jury on Monday convicted former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick of most of the federal charges against him—including racketeering conspiracy, extortion and the filing of false tax returns—in a case that accused him of using the mayor’s office to enrich himself and associates, CNN affiliate WDIV-TV reported.

Contractor Bobby Ferguson also was found guilty Monday of racketeering and extortion. Kilpatrick’s father, Bernard Kilpatrick, was found guilty of a single tax count, and not guilty on two others charges, according to WDIV.

Kwame Kilpatrick, the Detroit mayor from 2002 until he resigned in 2008, was the biggest target of a years-long Detroit City Hall corruption probe that led to the convictions of two dozen people, including several of his closest friends and former City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers.

Ex-Detroit mayor got free trips from pension fund broker, feds say The former mayor was found guilty on 24 of 30 counts in federal court in Detroit. He could face up to 20 years in prison; sentencing did not take place Monday morning.

Federal prosecutors alleged Kilpatrick ran a criminal enterprise through the mayor’s office to enrich himself through bid rigging and extortion, and using nonprofit funds for personal gain.

In September 2008, the ex-mayor pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice stemming from his efforts to cover up an extramarital affair.

He also pleaded no contest to charges of assaulting a police officer who was attempting to serve a subpoena on a Kilpatrick friend in that case.

Kilpatrick could be facing 20 years behind bars. And of course he’s a Democrat. You can tell, because the CNN article doesn’t mention his party affiliation AT ALL.

The comments there are very hot, and mention something about his wife supposedly killing a stripper. That’s a story I’ve heard nothing about, and is not part of this group of convictions.


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