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24 June 2014
Gowdy Takes on IRS
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) hit IRS Commissioner John Koskinen with a question the bureaucrat couldn't answer Monday: "You have already said multiple times today that there was no evidence that you found of any criminal wrongdoing," Gowdy said. "I want you to tell me what criminal statutes you have evaluated." Befuddled, Koskinen replied, "I have not looked at any." Gowdy fired back, "Well then how can you possibly tell our fellow citizens that there's not criminal wrongdoing if you don't even know what statutes to look at?" Gowdy repeated the question, and Koskinen again admitted, "I reviewed no criminal statutes." The only hope for the IRS is smoke and mirrors. We're glad at least Gowdy isn't going to take it.
Lame Excuses to the IRS
Admit it: After the IRS's excuse that it "lost" Lois Lerner's emails, you wanted to, come tax time, tell the IRS that your hard drive crashed too, so it shouldn't expect your check. A bill in the U.S. House would allow just that. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) introduced "The Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act" (TDAMTRA), a bill that allows taxpayers to use the same lame excuses as the IRS. In a statement, Stockman said, "The United States was founded on the belief government is subservient and accountable to the people. Taxpayers shouldn't be expected to follow laws the Obama administration refuses to follow themselves. Taxpayers should be allowed to offer the same flimsy, obviously made-up excuses the Obama administration uses." Among the excuses, taxpayers could say they "Traded documents for five terrorists" or that documents were left "in [a] gun case sold to Mexican drug lords." Say, that sounds like the list we made two days before Stockman introduced his bill. More...
VA Study Shows Disarray
Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D, (R-OK) released a study on the state of the Veterans Affairs hospitals. It shows a culture where VA employees behave as if they are above the law and mismanage billions of dollars, while Congress is absent from overseeing the bureaucracy. Since 2001, the hospital system has paid out nearly $1 billion in malpractice claims, according to the study titled "Friendly Fire: Death, Delay and Dismay at The VA." More than 1,000 veterans have allegedly died due to VA negligence. "This reports shows the problems at the VA are worse than anyone imagined," Coburn said. "The scope of the VA's incompetence -- and Congress' indifferent oversight -- is breathtaking and disturbing. This investigation found the problems at the VA are far deeper than just scheduling. ... As is typical with any bureaucracy, the excuse for not being able to meet goals is a lack of resources. But this is not the case at the VA where spending has increased rapidly in recent years." More...
Who Pays ObamaCare's Tab?
On Monday, Gallup said citizens using the ObamaCare exchanges to get health insurance are less healthy than the national average. Fifty percent of the population is healthy -- the definition of average -- while only 38% of the new ObamaCare enrollees are of average health or better. The numbers last week show the vast majority of these plans, about 90%, are subsidized by the great Nanny, who picks up 76% of the health care bill for these new enrollees. But this is just the beginning. The Daily Signal reports that only 3.4 million of the eight million people to sign up for ObamaCare did not have health insurance in the past -- the government hoped for 26 million. Currently, the Obama administration is picking up the tab while the healthy are keeping their distance. In the coming months, we can expect to see premiums rise with the added burden. More...
Perhaps Barack Obama slipped, or perhaps he merely stated what reality feels like when it comes to the economy and employment. Trying to boast of his economic record, he said, "[O]ur businesses have created jobs for 51 consecutive months, 9.4 new jobs in all. But we all know somebody out there still looking for work." We all know Obamanomics have utterly failed to restart our economy. Last quarter's GDP growth was negative, while unemployment remains persistently high. So while 9.4 jobs isn't literally accurate, it sure belies the feeling.
20 June 2014
300 SOF advisors. Refusing to take the fight to the enemy. An enemy that looks like an LIP.
The differences are negligable. The enemy in Viet Nam was communism. We were attempting to stop the spread of communism.
The differences in the enemy are stark and definable. The enemy in Iraq will murder indiscriminately without compunction or remorse and for no reason other than you have a different view of the same ridiculous belief system. Communists killed to instill fear and insure compliance. Radical islamists kill because they like it.
Jun 19, 2014 09:22 pm | Robert Spencer
Is anyone in the Obama Administration concerned about how Elibiary is giving aid and comfort to the enemy? Or does that not matter because he is that most sought-after of men, the “moderate Muslim” (at least ostensibly), and so (like Major Nidal Malik Hasan (who was the even more coveted “Muslim military man”), nothing that […]
Jun 19, 2014 08:49 pm | Robert Spencer
This ISIS video, once again slickly produced, features English-speaking jihadists calling Muslims to wage jihad, copiously quoting Qur’an and appealing to Islamic doctrine. It would be refreshing if Muslim spokesmen in the West who claim to reject this understanding of Islam explained how these Muslims were getting Islam wrong. But they won’t. Note that the […]
Jun 19, 2014 04:41 pm | Robert Spencer
Yesterday I was once again on the Peter Boyles Show on KNUS Denver for a full hour, discussing various aspects of the situation in Iraq. It was a wide-ranging and engrossing discussion.
Jun 19, 2014 04:25 pm | Robert Spencer
The murder of Nahid Almanea was heinous enough, and now Abu Rashash Britani is trying to compound its evil by calling for more attacks on innocent civilians. Has anyone inquired into who this person Abu Rashash Britani is, and where he learned his understanding of Islam? Or would such an inquiry in today’s Britain be […]
Jun 19, 2014 03:38 pm | Robert Spencer
This is “one of the bloodiest clashes in the southern Philippines in recent months” — Islamic jihadists worldwide are emboldened by the success of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and by the weakness (and often outright support) that Barack Obama has given to Islamic supremacists and jihadists worldwide. They know that if they […]
Jun 19, 2014 02:23 pm | Robert Spencer
This story from the hopeless and ridiculous Daily Mail highlights the rap videos and the “‘fun’ of guerrilla war,” while making it obvious that the main thing that motivated these Muslims from the U.S. to join ISIS was the one thing the story discounts: their commitment to Islam. This piece, meanwhile, is easily the most […]
Jun 19, 2014 12:02 pm | Robert Spencer
The video above is in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, with fans holding up messages of support from around the world — including, apparently, North Carolina. We are constantly told that all the Muslims in the U.S. are supporters of pluralism and democracy, and eschew violent jihad and Sharia — and […]
Jun 19, 2014 11:32 am | Robert Spencer
Misbahuddin Ahmed’s statements are yet another indication of the practical consequences of Islam’s claims to constitute a global community (umma), the loyalty to which transcends all other loyalties. Imagine saying “You’ve got to look at it from their perspective.” about the Nazis as the Allied armies entered German territory in 1945. “Taliban had right to […]
Jun 19, 2014 11:01 am | Robert Spencer
Nowadays if you parrot the accepted establishment opinions, you can rise far and fast, and be hailed as a “respected scholar” even if you’re, well, dimwitted and arrogant. In particular, if you oppose America’s defense against the global jihad, hate Israel, love those who wish to destroy both the U.S. and Israel, and profess to […]
Jun 19, 2014 08:58 am | Robert Spencer
It’s a time-honored principle: when in Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And when in non-Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. This is the kind of thing that only happens in nations that have lost their confidence and their way, are vulnerable to any action of their […]
Jun 19, 2014 08:55 am | Robert Spencer
This week’s episode of the world’s challenging counter-jihad chatfest features, first of all, the show’s elusive eponymous host, back in the saddle again and looking tanned, rested and ready after another in a seemingly endless series of odd and willful disappearances. As always, he features some of the world’s premier counter-jihadists: this week, Daniel Greenfield […]
Jun 19, 2014 08:50 am | Raymond Ibrahim
Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers recently went on a sexual assault and rape spree in Egypt as a way of “getting even” with those women who dared to celebrate the presidential victory of Abdel Fatteh al-Sisi—the former army chief who overthrew Muslim Brotherhood rule in Egypt. On June 8, when tens of thousands of Egyptians congregated in […]
22 July 2013
Susan Katz Keating: An Underground Meeting and an Update on Benghazi: "Assets Were in Motion"
Like we always knew they were. On the tarmac ready to mount up and dustoff. Someone said no. Who said NO?
Posted by concretebob at 3:49 PM
Susan Katz Keating: Did Valerie Jarrett Issue the Stand-Down Order for Benghazi Rescue Effort?
And if she did, under whose authority? She has no authority to control military assets. She's a damn civilian lawyer holding an un-elected position in Dear Leader's regime.
Posted by concretebob at 3:44 PM
16 July 2013
Be with us next week as we demonstrate to Hillary and others like her “what difference it makes.” Bring yourself, a carload, or a busload, but be there.
01 May 2013
26 April 2013
Country Music Legend George Jones Dies at 81 | Fox News Insider
He stopped loving her today
They placed the wreath upon his stone.
And soon they'll carry him away.
He stopped loving her today.
Thanks, No-Show, for the songs, the memories and for making the riding lawn mower the preferred vehicle for liquor store runs.
Well played, Sir, well played.
Posted by concretebob at 5:10 PM
25 April 2013
TN Senator Stacey Campfield Refuses To Back Off Pressure Cooker Joke
Forward carry handle and pistol grip. You gotta love it.
Oh and in case I forget:
"You can have my pressure cooker when you pry it from my jam encrusted fingers"
"If pressure cookers are outlawed, granny becomes an outlaw"
Posted by concretebob at 9:11 PM