Progressive web sites such as Daily Kos are arguing that it would have been just fine for the IRS to investigate all groups critical of the government, as opposed to just conservative groups critical of President Obama in particular. Thus, if the IRS also investigated non-conservative critics of President Obama, or critics of other politicians, it did nothing wrong, since it was supposedly not engaged in viewpoint discrimination against conservatives. This is an erroneous reading of the First Amendment, as Supreme Court rulings make clear.
When it comes to ingenuity, drug smugglers are second to none. Even though they were nabbed by the federales last January, two Bronx neighbors deserve credit for attempting to sneak six and one half kilos of cocaine through customs at JFK Airport by stashing the goods in makeshift adult diapers.
The New York Post reports that Gene Freidman, CEO of Taxi Club Management, was accosted last Thursday by a spitting-mad Bloomie.
It’s hard to get rid of a career bureaucrat, even at the supervisory level. “After you’ve been here for a year, it’s easier to kill you than fire you.” That’s what my co-workers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics would tell me on a sunny day, after we’d used up our lunch hour, but didn’t want to go back to work yet.
Before the cries of “Allah Akbar” had finished echoing through the Woolwich neighborhood, which had just witnessed the butchering and beheading of a member of Her Majesty’s Forces in broad daylight, patriotic British citizens attempted to march in support of the slain Squaddie. They were met with club-wielding London police officers, as reported by The Daily Mail.
A day has passed since Lois Lerner, director of Exempt Organizations at the IRS, appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and this much is clear:
It is a crime that, were it not for the recent sensational story of three women held in captivity in a Cleveland home for 12 years, would be hard to fathom in terms of its duration and the degree of abuse suffered by the victim. The one common thread running through both stories is that they are over, the victims returned to their families, the perpetrators in custody.
A video of the spot appears after the break. Here’s the script:
Announcer: He’s the biggest celebrity in the world.
But, is he ready to lead?
After suffering centuries of violent oppression at the hands of the Ottoman Turks, a patriotic Greek organization has threatened to respond with a massive show of force if Muslims attempt to construct a mosque in Athens, as reported by the Macedonian International News Agency.
Another federal appeals court has ruled that President Obama’s so-called “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional because the Senate was not in recess at the time: “We hold that the Recess of the Senate in the Recess Appointments Clause refers to only intersession breaks.” So ruled the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in its 2-to-1 ruling in NLRB v. New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation.