“If I had the wings of an angel…”
Thanks to sequestration, there is not enough money in the government coffers to keep “the people’s house” (aka the White House) open for tours. You’ll be pleased to know, however, that there’s plenty of money — $75,000 worth — for prison poetry.
According to CNSNews.com, a new website that features readings of poems written by current inmates was launched this week with the help of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
It is no surprise that the government agency responsible for taxing the rich and funding the liberal management of our lives for the collective would be a bastion of the most partisan members of the Democratic Party, willing to wield the hammer that is government power for the various factions of the gangster-like mob it has become.
Current tax law, or what passes for “law,” requires tyranny in its enforcement. The Internal Revenue Service has always been uniquely above the law with its unique right to preemptive seizure of a target’s property and a reverse burden of proof that requires accused taxpayers to prove their innocence.
Several columns this morning probe the question of the president’s involvement in the burgeoning IRS scandal. Jonah Goldberg at Townhall delivers a typically compelling argument that the IRS was following Obama’s example (more on which below), but the article opens with a disclaimer: “Yes, it’s extremely unlikely he ordered the IRS to discriminate against tea party, pro-life or Jewish groups opposed to his agenda.”
NABJ scholarship winners
“Desegregation may finally be coming to Columbia University.” That bit of misleading hyperbole from the joint pen of Daily News writers Dareh Gregorian And Joe Kemp kicks off a triumphal article noting:
The Ivy League school is asking a judge to change some requirements of the Lydia C. Roberts graduate and traveling fellowships — which limit recipients to people born in Iowa who are ‘of the Caucasian race.’
With each passing day, the United Nations becomes more irrelevant to anyone outside the progressive movement and/or the Obama Administration. The latest example of the failure of this institution is the news that Iran will chair the United Nations’ most important disarmament negotiating forum during the panel’s May session, which opened today, sparking calls by an independent monitoring group for the U.S., the EU, and UN chief Ban Ki-moon to protest.
Woodwards and Bernsteins only go after Republicans; the Democratic Party has no Howard Bakers nor Joe Liebermans profiling courage; and the road to Hell paved by LBJ, Slick Willie and Barack Obama’s bad intentions would drown even a Watergate.
It wasn’t “just about sex” nor “Nixon’s War.”
In the wake of the documented cover up of Benghazi security lapses and admissions of politically targeted IRS inquiries by the Obama Administration, would it be too much to ask that the moral lapses of Democrats Lyndon, Bill, Hillary, and Barack finally be placed in an accurate historical context?
“This is a test.”
OK, let’s summarize where we are five months out from the Newtown shootings. If a student so much as mentions the word gun in school or (God forbid!) bites a toaster pastry into a shape that to some resembles a gun, he is suspended if not expelled. But if a school wants to run a mock “active shooter” drill in which a camo-clad adult bursts into a classroom with an assault weapon and opens fire, no problem.
Unfair and unequal treatment of tea partiers by the taxman is insidious, but it is nothing new. As noted in a report at the Examiner from Nov. 28, 2011, the city of Richmond, Va., spitefully responded to an invoice from the local Tea Party by ordering a tax audit of the protest group.
Some context is required. On Oct. 28, the leadership of the Richmond Tea Party hand-delivered an invoice in the amount of $8,500 to the office of Mayor Dwight Jones. Continue reading
What a difference damning testimony from high-level members of the diplomatic corps makes! Just three days have passed since three previously disallowed whistleblowers appeared before the House Oversight Committee to testify that the administration lied and diplomats died, and already the once-fawning MSM are jumping ship in droves, much like the lemmings they are.
It is still unclear whether the Internal Revenue Service’s flagging of conservative political groups for additional reviews to determine whether they were violating their tax-exempt status was politically motivated. It is hard to imagine that it was not, even if the staffers responsible were low-level civil service employees, as division head Lois Lerner has stated.