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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Is That All You Got?

I felt like the day was going pretty good when the panel on “Morning Joe” were discussing President Obama’s football throwing form or lack thereof. There was no “smoking gun” lead or a newspaper to hold up showing the latest “the plot thickens” headline.

Jay Sekulow, the lawyer for the Tea Party 501 (c ) (4 ) applicants, who felt they were wronged by the IRS was on the show, but he didn’t divulge anything new;he just rephrased the narrative.Mr. Sekulow said more offices were involved, but we knew that because the field office in Cincinnati wanted clarification.  The fact that lois Lerner signature appeared on several documents in different offices doesn’t mean anything because they were stamped copies. Jay Sekulow,was a good choice for the plaintiffs because “ In November 2005, Legal Times published an article which alleged that Sekulow "through the ACLJ and a string of interconnected nonprofit and for-profit entities, has built a financial empire that generates millions of dollars a year and supports a lavish lifestyle—complete with multiple homes, chauffeur-driven cars, and a private jet that he once used to ferry Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia." The plaintiffs may not want a special counsel to be appointed to look into this case because he will likely look into their status to see if they are a legitimate tax exempt organization. Lets be honest,how many people think that the Tea Party engages in social welfare? 

Fox corp,is saying that they don’t remember receiving a subpoena from the Justice Dept.  Notice, they didn't say they didn’t receive one because they then can go back and say that they found it after the Justice Dept.  produces the emails and receipt from FedEx.  In the meantime, Fox News gins up their audience and their pundits have something to talk about.  But, if the Justice Dept. doesn't have those receipts, then they should clean house, starting at the top; for incompetence.

Darrell Issa has now issued subpoenas for  the State Department documents related to the “talking points” about the cause of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Mr. Issa wants the White Hose to push back because then he gets the publicity he seeks in keeping this issue in the spotlight for the 2014 mid- term elections. Karl Rowe is hoping he can find something negative on Hillary,so let the fishing exposition began.

Every day we get see to evidence of republican hypocrisy. We know that the Heritage Foundation was the first to come up with the individual mandate, Newt Gingrich approved of it and Mitt Romney used it in his health care plan in Massachusetts. These days, the right thinks it's unconstitutional although the Supreme Court disagrees. There are always exceptions for the GOP,"Members of a House immigration group are considering a rule that would force immigrants to buy their own health insurance while they wait for citizenship."

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Positive news does not sell these days or  newspapers would be leading with “ consumer confidence up” as housing prices rise and the economy is showing signs of improvement.

I think the handwriting is on the wall and it’s begging for a giant public/private infrastructure bank while interest rates are dirt cheap.  We need to put people back to work and lord knows, our bridges, highways, and overall infrastructure is in dire need of repair or replacement. Our competitors are building for the future and at best we shouldn't play catch up.


Mike said...

I forgot to mention that Lawrence O'Donnell played a snippet of Rush Limbaugh saying that the IRS targeting the Tea Party helped Obama win the election....That was reason number 119 of why the GOP lost...Well,as Lawrence pointed and so did the AG,not ONE applicant was turned down. Fodder for the mentally challenged Ditto heads.

Mike said...

One of the most prominent political fact-checkers has shown Republicans to be much less honest than their Democratic counterparts, according to findings from a study released Tuesday by George Mason University.

The study, conducted from the beginning of President Barack Obama's second term in January through last week, found that has rated Republican claims as false three times more often than Democratic claims.

According to the study, 32 percent of GOP claims were rated as "false" or "pants on fire" by PolitiFact, compared with 11 percent of claims by Democrats.

Read the entire study here.

Mike said...

after complaining about the way the manager was treating a waitress he responds in a verbally abusive manner to two elderly customers

Go to YouTube to see the Victoria IHOP manager get after an older couple but the man looked like he ould take care of himself......Corp. relieved mgr. and exec. Will fly to Victoria to apoligize to the couple.

born2Bme said...

This fiasco is good for one thing. It brought into everyone's minds the reason non-profits are exempt. They are going to get more scrutiny from now on and it is their own fault for making such a issue out of it.
If they would have just let it go, then it might have died down and they could have carried on with business as usual.

Mike said...

I can only hope they get more scruity but we all know Karl Rowe is 100% political but he gets that tax ememption and he goes on Fox and brags about it....The right thinks this issue is about unfairly targeting conservatives.