Last week Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called the conservative Koch Brothers “Un-American”
But that isn’t what he said in 2910.
In 2010, Chuck Schumer said “Thank you!” to the Koch Brothers for their donation.
When KochPAC, Koch Industries’ political action committee, donated money to Schumer’s 2010 Senatorial campaign, Schumer thought the Kochs were wonderful. Here is the letter of appreciation he wrote, dated October 28,2009.
Via Power Line:
An irked Eric Holder didn’t take too kindly to Representative Louie Gohmert’s mention of the House’s holding him in contempt two years ago.
“You don’t want to go there, buddy,” Holder said during Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, after the Texas Republican claimed the 2012 contempt vote was “not a big deal to our attorney general.”
“You should not assume that that is not a big deal to me,” he continued. “I think that it was inappropriate and it was unjust, but never think that was not a big deal to me, don’t ever think that.”
Gohmert fired back that he has seen little evidence to the contrary, because the Justice Department has still failed to provide the requested documents over which its chief was held in contempt. The documents pertained to the DOJ’s Operation Fast and Furious gun-running operation; Holder contended that the contempt vote was “all about the gun lobby.”
How the hell does Holder and Lerner continue to blatantly get away with this crap. If a Republican would have done the same the Lame Stream Media would have exposed them within MINUTES!….Papa Mike
Of course it would be up to Holder to prosecute and we all know the chances of that happening are somewhere between slim and none.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says investigators have uncovered evidence that a former Internal Revenue Service official may have committed crimes as part of the agency’s tea party controversy.
Rep. Dave Camp set a committee vote for Wednesday on whether to refer Lois Lerner, who used to head the agency’s tax-exempt division, to the Justice Department “for possible criminal prosecution.”
Camp, R-Mich., did not specify which laws Lerner may have broken.
Lerner’s lawyer, William W. Taylor III, has said she broke no laws. On Monday, Taylor emailed this response to Camp’s announcement: “One word: Ridiculous.”
Camp’s committee has been investigating the IRS for nearly a year. Unlike other House committees, Ways and Means has access to confidential taxpayer information as part of its investigation.
If the committee votes to refer Lerner to the Justice Department, the committee is expected to make the referral public.
The Justice Department is already investigating whether any crimes were committed when IRS agents singled out tea party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status from 2010 to 2012.
In late March, President Obama took a week-long trip through Europe which included a stop of less than 24 hours in Brussels, Belgium for meetings with the European Union and NATO. The president stayed at The Hotel, a twenty-seven story hotel in the center of the city. The estimated cost for the president’s stay, including about two weeks for an advance team, was $1,522,646.36.
Despite reports that the president travelled with an entourage of 900, the Justification and Approval documents only indicate a need for “283 Lodging Rooms.” However, sometimes more than one hotel is used during VIP trips. For instance, when the president travelled to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s funeral, five different hotels were used.
Contracts for lodging have not yet been posted for the president’s other stops during his Europe trip, which included the Netherlands and Rome, Italy.
Why the hell these soldiers, who by the way protect our country for a living, can NOT carry even a sidearm while on base….I have a “conceal & carry” permit and I can walk just about EVERYWHERE with my weapon, but our Soldiers & Marines can’t, are you freaking kidding me. This same Fort Hood that 13 people died and more than 30 were injured at the hands of a TERRORIST, Nidal Hasan should have taught us all a lesson, but it didn’t because the Obama administration won’t allow it. HOW MANY MORE INNOCENT AMERICANS WILL LOOSE THEIR LIVES BEFORE THIS IS CHANGED?……Papa Mike
Don’t worry you MUSLIM piece of CRAP, your friend and fellow MUSLIM himself, Hussein Obama, will re-write our Constitution so another foreign “MINORITY” gets their way so they don’t kill more Catholics and Christians. Why do we continue to appease these barbarians?…..Papa Mike
It was offensive.
In Kenya they’re shooting Christian babies in the head but this jacka$$ Michigan Muslim is offended by and Easter Egg Hunt flyer.
Majed Moughni, 43, of Dearborn holds flyers given to students at Howard Elementary School in Dearborn. (Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press)
Some Muslim parents are concerned about public schools in Dearborn handing out flyers to all students advertising an Easter egg hunt, saying it violates the principle of church and state separation.
A flyer headlined “Eggstravaganza!” was given to students this week at three elementary schools in the Dearborn Public Schools district, which has a substantial number of Muslim students. The flyer described an April 12 event at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn featuring an egg hunt, relay race, and egg toss. It asked students to RSVP “to secure your free spot” and included images of eggs and a bunny.
“It really bothered my two kids,” said parent Majed Moughni, who is Muslim and has two children, ages 7 and 9, in Dearborn elementary schools. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed to mix with schools.’ ”
Moughni said he’s concerned about “using school teachers paid by public funds … to pass out these flyers that are being distributed by a church. I think that’s a serious violation of separation of church and state.”
The North Carolina Board of Elections has discovered THOUSANDS of residents who voted in both North Carolina and another state in the 2012 elections. Pajamas Media reported:
The North Carolina State Board of Elections has found thousands of instances of voter fraud in the state, thanks to a 28-state crosscheck of voter rolls. Initial findingssuggest widespread election fraud.
**765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election. **35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election. **155,692 voters with the same first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state – and the latest date of registration or voter activity did not take place within N.C.
The second point is key, as double voting is election fraud under state and federal statutes. Punishment for double voting in federal elections can include jail time.
“My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me,” Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. “There was this notion that we’ve taken — I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it and figured out from the time period that they were looking, we took not hundreds, but 27 personal, four combined — official and nonpersonal trips — and none of the trips that I took or that the [FBI] director took ever had an impact on the mission capability of those airplanes.”
We have numerous people that we know participated in the Benghazi attacks affiliated with al-Qaeda that are still on the battlefield. We have the capacity to get them but there’s no planning to get them. We have other serious al-Qaeda threats that normally we would take off the battlefield, but because of this Administration’s more kinder, gentler approach we have not done that.
The hosts of SiriusXM Radio’s “Opie and Anthony” show slammed Obamacare for losing their health insurance due to President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
Gregg “Opie” Hughes, who has a wife and two kids, went into detail Thursday about receiving an insurance cancellation in the mail for him and his family.
“I’m a little annoyed today because I got my insurance cancellations yesterday,” Hughes said. “And I got kids and the wife that needed all that stuff.”
Hughes went on to say that he had “no issue” with his cancelled health insurance and doesn’t “even know where to begin” with the new paperwork.
“I have no (expletive) idea how to even attempt this,” Hughes steamed. “I don’t even know where to begin.”
Hughes described that he had “perfect health insurance” for himself and his family before it got taken away.
“Finally, after all these years, I had perfect health insurance and now I have to redo the whole thing. It’s ridiculous,” Hughes said.
Anthony Cumia chimed in talking about how he recently lost his health insurance too due to Obamacare and the mountain of paperwork he now has to deal with.
“The papers came in yesterday and I started looking through it. And then I’m like, ‘I think I can do this,’” Cumia explained. “And then it turned to you must include your corporate tax form number … Now this Obamacare thing is an IRS issue, so you need to supply tax documentation for your (expletive) insurance.”
Sometimes things that really happen are funnier than stuff made up:
When southern Florida resident Nathan Radlich’s house was burglarized recently, thieves ignored his wide screen plasma TV, his VCR, and even left his Rolex watch. What they did take, however, was a white box filled with a grayish-white powder. (That’s the way the police report described it.)
A spokesman for the Fort Lauderdale police said that it looked similar to high grade cocaine and they’d probably thought they’d hit the big time. Later, Nathan stood in front of numerous TV cameras and pleaded with the burglars: “Please return the cremated remains of my sister, Gertrude. She died three years ago.”
The next morning, the bullet-riddled corpse of a local drug dealer known as Hoochie Pevens was found on Nathan’s doorstep. The white box was there too; about half of Gertrude’s ashes remained.
Scotch taped to the box was this note which said: “Hoochie sold us the bogus blow, so we wasted Hoochie. Sorry we snorted your sister. No hard feelings. Have a nice day.”
And you thought California was the land of fruits and nuts.