“I can’t think of anything he touches that doesn’t turn to crap.”
“I can’t think of anything he touches that doesn’t turn to crap.”
Yeah, and water isn’t wet.
Via CNS News:
A senior administration official took issue with a reporter’s suggestion Sunday that the Ukraine crisis has left President Obama with “a credibility problem around the world with other foreign leaders, and particularly very strong ones like [Russian President] Vladimir Putin.”
The official, one of three speaking during a background teleconference briefing, said on the contrary, Putin was the one looking weak after Obama rallied support to condemn his takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea region.
“The premise of your question is that [Putin] is strong and the president of the United States is weak, when, in fact, he is not acting from a position of strength right now,” the official told the reporter, Fox News’ James Rosen.
“He is acting from a position of having lost the government that they backed in Kiev and made a play to move in to Crimea, a piece of Ukraine, and being met with international condemnation.”
The official pointed to statements of censure from NATO and Russia’s partners in the G8, and said that Obama’s credibility was being “manifested in how many leaders and how many countries are joining with us and standing with us in rejecting this Russian action.”
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers
Bettie walked into a sports bar around 9:58 PM. She sat
down next to another blonde at the bar and stared up
at the TV. The 10 PM news was coming on. The news crew was
covering the story of a man on the ledge of a large building
preparing to jump.
Bettie looked at Mary and said, “Do
you think he’ll jump?”
Bettie said, “You know, I bet he’ll jump.”
Marry replied, “Well, I bet he won’t.”
Bettie placed a $20 bill on the bar and said, “You’re on!”
Just as Mary placed her money on the bar, the
guy on the ledge did a swan dive off the building,
falling to his death.
Mary, but willingly handed
her $20 to Bettie. “Fair’s fair. Here’s your money.”
Bettie replied, “I can’t take your money. I saw this
earlier on the 5 PM news, I knew he would jump.”
Mary replied, “I did, too, but I
didn’t think he’d do it again.”
Bettie took the money.
Thanks Jim for the “heads-up”
For those generous friends who are not aware.
This comes from Guidestar (http://www.guidestar.org/) which is a great source for information. The Form 990 filed annually by not-for-profits shows where the money goes, and the Form 990 is available from Guidestar; its free
Wounded Warriors Project A Legal Scam
by Alex Graham
Wounded Vets are big money… Just when we thought it was safe to come out of the woods after the last news of the Big Six VSOs padding their bank accounts on the backs of all our disabled, along comes this article and investigation revealing nothing is sacred among thieves.
Sad to say, the Wounded Warrior Project is bled dry by a top heavy, greedy executive structure and the remaining funds are disbursed to multi-tier distribution organizations with similar management structures. By the time the money actually goes to direct benefits for veterans, there is probably less than 10% that reaches them.
Below are results of an investigation by a retired USMC Colonel:
· Compensation for the top ten WWP employees runs from $150K to $333K per officer annually.
· WWP was the center of controversy involving their anti-Second Amendment position…
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. Review
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. (WWP) is a registered non-profit organization whose mission is to support and honor veterans. This they accomplish per their website by
- Raising awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members
- Helping injured service members aid and assist each other
- Providing unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members
BBB accredited charity and a listed recipient of Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donations. In FY 2012 reported an income of $154,958,901. A review of their expenses as noted in their 2012 IRS 990 tax return required of non-profits reflects $4,657,084 in Grants to organizations and $871,194 in Grants to individuals. This equates to about 3.5% of total income being expended in directly helping wounded warriors or (through grants) other organizations with similar goals.
The following appears to be their overhead expenses for 2012:
Officers, Directors & Trustees
Professional Fund Raising
Advertising & Promotions
Meetings and events
Direct Response Service
All other expenses
Joint Costs (Expense from educational campaign and fund raising solicitation.)
The above data was sourced from http://www.guidestar.org/. They are a leading source of nonprofit information whose mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. Guidestar is not a charity evaluator or watchdog. They are a 501(c)(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and presents the information in an easy-to-understand format while remaining neutral. An example of this is showing how one charity compares with similar charities (Top Score is 80.0) doing the same type of work as noted below:
Wounded Warrior Project – FL 54.39 ««« USO of Illinois – IL 58.16 ««« DAV Service Trust – KY 55.36 ««« Hope For The Warriors® – NC 65.58 «««« Navy SEAL Foundation – VA 68.76 ««««
http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=12842#.UokjeLXTnIV for more data on WWP. Readers are encouraged to use such sources in determining how their donations will be spent before making them.
Sincere thanks for sending this article.
Since my 2013 contribution to WWP was approx. the cost of a round-trip fare to Hawaii [Business-Class, in the winter], I decided to investigate a bit more.
Please go to this other link below, review it, and forward to your distribution list as you see fit..
It’s almost impossible to select a good charity unless you constantly check the ratings..
Fisher House and Homes for Heroes, Army Navy Airmen, VFW, Amer.Legion, Salvation Army, and Navy Seal funds seem to be good……..So far..
Best wishes to all…
They are going to work the 0bamacare call centers
Via CNS News
The Justice Department is planning to spend $750,000 to train “medium to high-risk” incarcerated adults and juveniles in the technology field.
According to the grant solicitation, “the target population must include medium to high-risk offenders as identified using a validated assessment tool. ‘High-risk offenders’ are defined as individuals that score moderate to high risk based on a validated risk assessment tool.”
“‘Risk’ is defined as the likelihood that a person will re-offend upon release from a facility. Applicants must identify the validated assessment tool used and the risk levels eligible for participation in the program,” it added.
Some have asked what I’ve been doing in retirement.
Well, I applied for a building permit for a new house. It was going to be 100 ft tall and 400 ft wide, with 12 gun turrets at various heights, and windows all over the place and a loud outside entertainment sound system. It would have parking for 200 cars, and I was going to paint it snot green with pink trim.
The City Council told me; “Forget it… AIN’T GONNA HAPPEN!”
So, I sent in the application again, but this time I called it a ‘Mosque’.
Work starts on Monday.
I love this country. It’s the government that scares the shit out of me.
In return the Democrats will flood them with hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars
The political arm of Planned Parenthood is preparing to launch its largest campaign offensive ever, targeting more than a dozen states and some of the cycle’s top Senate and gubernatorial races to raise the alarm about the stakes of the 2014 midterm elections for women’s health care and abortion rights.
The cost of the midterm campaign is expected to cross the $18 million mark, including $2.4 million the group spent in 2013 for Virginia’s off-year governor’s race, officials with the group said. That investment would make the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Votes — the national federation’s political entities — two of the heaviest outside spenders on the Democratic side, and certainly among the top independent expenditure campaigns focused on reaching women.
With Democrats increasingly reliant on their yawning advantage with women voters in recent years — and state and national Republicans repeatedly taking aim at Planned Parenthood as a prominent abortion services provider — the group has rapidly become a vital part of the roundtable of left-of-center groups plotting the Democratic coalition’s electoral strategy.
Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said the group intends to show that candidates don’t need to campaign defensively on “women’s reproductive health issues,” citing the importance of that message to Democratic victories in the 2012 elections and last year’s Virginia race.
The scam works like this:
Person calling says – ‘This is (name) and I’m calling from the Security and
Fraud Department at VISA. My Badge number is 12460, your card has been
flagged for an unusual purchase pattern, and I’m calling to verify. This
would be on your VISA card which was issued by (name of bank). Did you
purchase an Anti-Telemarketing Device for $497.99 from a marketing company
based in Arizona?’ When you say ‘No’, the caller continues with, ‘Then we
will be issuing a credit to your account. This is a company we have been
watching, and the charges range from $297 to $497, just under the $500
purchase pattern that flags most cards. Before your next statement, the
credit will be sent to (gives you your address). Is that correct?’ You say
The caller continues – ‘I will be starting a Fraud Investigation. If you
have any questions, you should call the 1- 800 number listed on the back of
your card (1-800-VISA) and ask for Security. You will need to refer to this
Control Number. The caller then gives you a 6 digit number. ‘Do you need me
to read it again?’
Here’s the IMPORTANT part on how the scam works- The caller then says, ‘I
need to verify you are in possession of your card’. He’ll ask you to ‘turn
your card over and look for some numbers’. There are 7 numbers; the first 4
are part of your card number, the last 3 are the Security Numbers that
verify you are the possessor of the card. These are the numbers you
sometimes use to make Internet purchases to prove you have the card. The
caller will ask you to read the last 3 numbers to him. After you tell the
caller the 3 numbers, he’ll say, ‘That is correct, I just needed to verify
that the card has not been lost or stolen, and that you still have your
card. Do you have any other questions?’
I don’t know where this came from but if anyone knows, please let me know so I can give credit or link to the author. I received this in an email
Only weeks after leaving office, Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink, so he calls Joe the Plumber to come out and fix it. Joe drives to Obama’s new house, which is located in a very exclusive gated community where all the residents make more than $250,000 per year. Joe arrives and takes his tools into the house. Joe is led to the guest bathroom that contains the leaky pipe under the sink. Joe assesses the problem and tells Obama that it’s an easy repair that will take less than 10 minutes.
Obama asks Joe how much it will cost. Joe checks his rate chart and says, “$9,500.”
“What?! $9,500?” Obama asks, stunned, “But you said it’s an easy repair!
Joe says, “Yes, but what I do is charge those who make $250,000 per year a much higher amount so I can fix the plumbing of poorer people for free,” explains Joe. “This has always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied the Democrat Congress, who passed this philosophy into law. Now all plumbers must do business this way. It’s known as ‘Afordable Plumbing Act of 2014.’ I’m Surprised you haven’t heard of it.”
Anyone from Mass knows who Dianne Wilkerson is, for those who don’t, she was caught on tape stuffing cash from an undercover FBI agent into her bra.
Via Boston Globe:
The event honored 18 “women of color changing our world,” but one recipient was singled out for special praise.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh went off script at last Thursday’s event, recognizing his “dear friend” at Table 2. State Representative Gloria Fox described her as a sister in politics and said they had been an “unbeatable team.” And former state representative Willie Mae Allen, just before handing this guest her plaque, said, “We’re depending on you.”
Accepting was former state senator Dianne Wilkerson, once the highest-ranking black woman in state government but recently inmate No. 21757 038, convicted of accepting $23,500 in bribes.
It was the first time many had seen Wilkerson since her release from a federal prison in Danbury, Conn., in September, and it was a homecoming few ex-offenders receive when reentering society. Not only did the Prince Hall Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star Jurisdiction of Massachusetts Inc. honor her at the Grove Hall event, but MassEquality will also recognize her among a slew of other champions of gay marriage at an event later this week. [...]
She officially exited in mid-November 2008, the day after her indictment and three weeks after her initial arrest.
Eighteen months later, after initially pleading not guilty, Wilkerson pleaded guilty to eight counts of attempted extortion for taking $23,500 in bribes, including ten $100 bills she stuffed into her bra as the scene was recorded by the FBI.
The eight cash payments, made in 2007 and 2008, came from a witness who was cooperating with the FBI and from undercover agents. The money was to secure a liquor license for a nightclub and legislation to pave the way for a commercial development in Roxbury, which she represented.
Dianne Wilkerson in action:
SOURCE: Weasel Zippers
Barack Obama told Bill O’Reilly there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” in the IRS targeting scandal.
Then explain this…
The attorney for Lois Lerner will not testify next week in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform without immunity or a court order.
FOX News reported:
The attorney for Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, said Wednesday his client will not comply with a request to return to Capitol Hill next week to testify.
Attorney William Taylor said Lerner, who resigned last year as the agency’s tax-exempt organizations chief, will return only if compelled by a federal court or if given immunity for her testimony.
Taylor stated his position in a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He was responding to a letter Tuesday from Issa saying, in part, that Lerner’s testimony remains “critical to the committee’s investigation.”
The committee continues to investigate the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations trying to get tax-exempt status.
Issa and Lerner’s attorneys continue to argue about whether she is protected under the Fifth Amendment from having to testify.
Last year, Lerner invoked the Fifth Amendment right during her first-and-only appearance before the committee, but only after she professed her innocence during an opening statement.
“We understand that the committee voted she had waived her rights,” Taylor wrote Issa. “We continue to respectfully disagree.”
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit
IMPEACHMENT……I have a better and quicker idea, how about calling the the FBI and have Obama and Holder arrested! There so much proof on those two “THUGS” to put them away so far they would have to “pipe sunshine” back to their cells!…….Papa Mike
The House Judiciary Panel is holding a special hearing today to see if the president went over the line of the US Constitution to advance his agenda.
ENFORCING THE PRESIDENT’S CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE LAWS
You can watch live on CSPAN.
Depending on the findings of the panel the Obama Administration may be forced to follow the US Constitution or other extreme measures may be taken including impeachment proceedings.
I think we can agree that Congress has fairly limited means of redress in the event that the executive branch circumvents the legislative branch through its decisions not to enforce certain federal law. Congress can try to pass new laws to either remedy or defund a violating action – but a president who undertook the action will not likely support the measure. Where the action rises to a “high crime or misdemeanor,” the House may initiate an impeachment proceeding. But, such an avenue would surely be extremely divisive within the Congress and the nation generally, and would divert the attention of Congress from other important issues of the day.
Finally, judicial relief could be sought, but we well know that that process can take years and years while the underlying transgression continues.
Rep. H. Tom Rice (R-SC) added this testimony:
The “take care” clause in Article II, section 3 of the Constitution provides that the President shall “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” While the President has the right to exercise reasonable discretion, he may not choose which laws shall be enforced. This is fundamental to our constitutional framework. Knowing the expectations for the executive branch, I have watched President Obama’s various actions with great dismay.
My constituents overwhelmingly share this dismay. Throughout my first months in office, my constituents continually voiced the same refrain: President Obama is overstepping the bounds of his office and Congress is doing nothing to stop his power grabs. Some have even suggested impeachment. If the President can continually use his discretion to rewrite laws without congressional approval, the House of Representatives and the Senate may as well cease to exist. This erosion of our separation of powers diminishes our democracy; leaving us with an imperial presidency.
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit
Ambassador John Bolton was on The Factor tonight to discuss Barack Obama’s curious foreign policy. The former UN ambassador told Bill O’Reilly that Obama is actively trying to diminish the power of this nation.
Bill O’Reilly: Do you, John Bolton, believe that the president of the United States is actively trying to diminish the power of this nation?
Ambassador John Bolton: Yes, how else do you explain his defense budget?
Bill O’Reilly: Why is he trying to hurt the nation? If he diminishes our power we are weaker. Why does he want to make us weaker?
Ambassador John Bolton: Well, as I think I said before, in his view a weaker America is a less provocative America and therefore will contribute to international peace and security. I think it’s the opposite. I believe a weaker America invites challenge.
Bill O’Reilly: So you really believe he wants to weaken this nation and in doing that we will be safer?
Ambassador John Bolton: That is his view. I believe that is correct and I believe that is the predominant view in academia in America today.
Via The Factor:
A 36-year-old Michigan man shot himself in the head in front of his girlfriend while giving her a lesson in gun safety.
“(The situation) is pretty unique, as I have never heard of anyone testing out the safety of a gun by pointing at their head and pulling the trigger,” said Independence Township Undersheriff Michael McCabe.
After spending most of the day drinking, the man started to demonstrate how his three handguns worked, his girlfriend told authorities. To show hat they were empty, he put each to his head and pulled the trigger. The third was loaded.
The woman was performing CPR on the man when the police arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
SOURCE: Knuckledraggin My Life Away
Ted may be a bit rough around the edges, BUT it’s amazing that CNN will focus on words, which hurt NOBODY then will not focus on FOUR DEAD AMERICANS in Benghazi! Will not focus on the lies Obama told on Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS and Obamacare! They will not focus on Obama violating his oath to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States. Will not focus on Obama, violating US Laws. Will not focus on Obama dismantling our military and making us weak, in a volatile world! They will not focus on his terrible foreign policy, where we the United States of America, have become the laughing stock in the world. They will not focus on Obama increasing our debt more than all other Presidents combined. Will not focus on Obama destroying our economy. Will not focus on Obama, saying there is income inequality, while he is spending millions on vacations, party’s, and golfing!……
SOURCE: Sent to me by Ron