Friday, May 31, 2013


see also my prior post.....


MAY 10, 2013
Back in March, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius went, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President Obama’s landmark healthcare law, two people familiar with the outreach said.

Her unusual fundraising push comes after Congress repeatedly rejected the Obama administration’s requests for additional funds to set up the Affordable Care Act, leaving HHS to implement the president’s signature legislative accomplishment on what officials have described as a shoestring budget.

Over the past three months, Sebelius has made multiple phone calls to health industry executives, community organizations and church groups and asked that they contribute whatever they can to nonprofit groups that are working to enroll uninsured Americans and increase awareness of the law, according to an HHS official and an industry person familiar with the secretary’s activities.  Both spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk openly about private discussions.
An HHS spokesperson said Sebelius was within the bounds of her authority in asking for help.  [OOOOOOK]

But Republicans charged that Sebelius’s outreach was improper because it pressured private companies and other groups to support the Affordable Care Act.

Federal regulations do not allow department officials to fundraise in their professional capacity.  They do, however, allow Cabinet members to solicit donations as private citizens “if you do not solicit funds from a subordinate or from someone who has or seeks business with the Department, and you do not use your official title,” according to Justice Department regulations.

MAY 11, 2013
HHS declined to identify the targeted donors but said none of the companies are regulated by department agencies.   [AND OF COURSE, WE SHOULD TAKE THEIR WORD FOR THIS?  NOTHING HERE….. MOVE ALONG]

MAY 14, 2013
Senator Lamar Alexander [ranking Republican on the Senate committee that oversees health policy] has said:

I’d like for her to stop.  One issue is if she’s raising money from the people she regulates. [STRONG-ARMING THEM?  NAWWWWWW]  But I’m more concerned about her using private funding and private organizations to do what Congress has refused to do.  I and other members of congress are going to ask GAO to look into the extent she’s coordinating with Enroll America or other organizations.

MAY 30, 2013
Senior Republican senators … asked the Health and Human Services’ inspector general to investigate Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ fundraising drive to promote the new health care law — a practice ethics specialists have said is anything from a legal stretch to a shakedown for cash.

HHS officials have confirmed that since March, Mrs. Sebelius directly solicited donations from tax preparation giant H&R Block and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a nonprofit that supports anti-obesity and other health outreach campaigns.  H&R Block has yet to respond to the appeal, but the foundation has donated a total of $14 million to Enroll America, although it hasn’t said how much of that was in response to Mrs. Sebelius’ appeals.

This HHS impropriety all seems small potatoes compared with the IRS and Benghazi scandals – and they ARE scandals of the first order…. and the Justice Department’s violation of our First Amendment rights by violating freedom of the press and seizing communication records of a reporter under the guise that he ‘may be aiding and abetting national security leaks’.  Holder lied to Congress on this one.  He signed off on the paperwork and even shopped for a judge to sign a trumped up subpoena to go after Fox’s James Rosen.  THIS one is the press’s ox being gored and so far, they are not taking it lightly.  The HHS problem is getting cover from the other three scandals.  Let’s hope it doesn’t get swept completely under the rug.  It's unethical and illegal for Sebelius to solicit money from folks she will be regulating down the road.... can you say 'shakedown'?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


This is an addendum to my post 'THE PERFECT STORM'

The IRS was used WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION’S BLESSING to intimidate and silence opposition in the last election cycle.  The average time it took for a conservative organization to gain 'tax free’ classification was 27 months.  Yet Obama’s BROTHER –  Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama – was able to get his BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION approved by the IRS in 30 days.  But that’s not all.  Seems bro Abongo had been illegally collecting money for two years.  

No problem – the IRS BACKDATED his status so he wouldn’t be ‘illegal’.  

AND GUESS WHO PERSONALLY SIGNED OFF ON THIS APPROVAL/BACKDATE KRAP!  You got it - none other than Lois Lerner - the head of the 'non-profits' division of the IRS - the same one who took the 5th before Congress and who has since been on a tax-payer funded PAID VACATION!  Oh - one other thing - Seems Bro has been using his 'collections' to fund polygamy!  Hot off the press today [5/29/2013]:  
  • Funds contributed in the United States to a 501(c)3 foundation run by President Obama’s older half-brother, Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama, have been diverted to support Malik’s multiple wives in Kenya, an expert on Islamic extremism has charged.

Monday, May 27, 2013


I’ll be the first to admit that I have a conspiracy gene.  I’ll also be the first to admit that I think Barack Obama is the worst president in the history of the world.  His incompetence glows in the dark.  Therefore…..

When I got this in an email saying Obama might have been wasted on cocaine that fateful night of 9/11, I smacked my forehead and said ‘THAT’S GOT TO BE IT!’  (The only other reason would be he’s at the Man’s World in Chicago with Rahm, and I don’t think he slipped away that night.)

I’ll also be the first to tell anyone that I’ve never been part of the drug culture, never smelled pot, and my drug of choice is Riesling.  But here’s what someone far better placed to expound on this than I has postulated…. What do YOU think?  Sadly…..beyond sadly, this makes complete sense.
While our consulate in Benghazi was attacked during the night of September 11 of last year, our fearless leader was allegedly hiding away somewhere getting “high as a kite” on cocaine. This is the speculation of Kevin DuJan, a self-described “gay conservative political analyst” writing for a publication called HillBuzz.  DuJan states that his claim, which he appears to make based on knowledge and experience of drug addicts, explains the president being missing for most of the evening during the attack on Benghazi.
DuJan explains his theory, writing, “If you’ve ever known anyone who is a drug addict, you’d see it’s obvious that Barack Obama was high on cocaine the night of Benghazi; it is the only logical explanation for his disappearance and the White House’s refusal to comment on what he was doing at the time. Since this was a night of great crisis for our country, the only logical reason that the White House won’t explain where the president was is if this man was high as a kite on illegal narcotics at the time.”
DuJan also suggests the president sought out gay entertainment when he left the next day for Las Vegas, writing that Obama was, “jetting off to fabulous Las Vegas for a fun-and-games fundraiser event he had scheduled there (where, it also should be noted, not only Chippendales but also Thunder From Down Under male revues are regularly held…which certainly establishes the appeal of heading to Las Vegas instead of managing a national crisis back in Washington for this particular president).

‘Fair Use Guidelines’ prohibit me from cutting and pasting the entire article.  But here are the links….. read them.  Personally, I think it makes every UNANSWERED question asked about Obama’s whereabouts on the night of 9/11/2013 make complete sense.  Perhaps Valerie Jarrett should be brought before Congress and made to answer these questions.  If anyone knows the truth, it's her!

Photo from HILLBUZZ:  


Sunday, May 26, 2013


Obama Visits Oklahoma

Photo and quote from Yahoo News:  'We've got your back,' he told residents as he committed federal resources to help the still-reeling community rebuild. Standing with Governor Mary Fallin and other state and federal officials amid the rubble he said the job will be enormous but he insisted 'we're going to be with you all the way.'

GD shame he didn't have the backs of our four Americans he let die in Benghazi - deaths he may have been able to prevent if he hadn't been campaigning so hard.

(Gag me with a spoon)

Friday, May 24, 2013


The IRS is designed to have checks and balances against the very thing that has been running rampant under the Obama administration.  If there is anyone with an IQ of room temperature that does NOT believe this isn’t a 'top down' assault on our freedom of speech, please raise your hand!

Below is an excerpt from an article in the Wall Street Journal Online.  This should make your blood run cold.

Catherine Engelbrecht—a nice woman, a citizen, an American. She and her husband live in Richmond, Texas. They have a small manufacturing business. In the past few years she became interested in public policy and founded two groups, King Street Patriots, and True the Vote.

In July 2010 she sent applications to the IRS for tax-exempt status. What followed was not the harassment, intrusiveness and delay we're now used to hearing of. The US government came down on her with full force.

·         In December 2010 the FBI came to ask about a person who'd attended a King Street Patriots function.

·         In January 2011 the FBI had more questions.

·         The same month the IRS audited her business tax returns.

·         In May 2011 the FBI called again for a general inquiry about King Street Patriots.

·         In June 2011 Engelbrecht's personal tax returns were audited and the FBI called again.

·         In October 2011 a round of questions on True the Vote.

·         In November 2011 another call from the FBI.

·         The next month, more questions from the FBI.

·         In February 2012 a third round of IRS questions on True the Vote.

·         In February 2012 a first round of questions on King Street Patriots.

·         The same month the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms did an unscheduled audit of her business. (It had a license to make firearms but didn't make them.)

·         In July 2012 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did an unscheduled audit.

·         In November 2012 more IRS questions on True the Vote.

·         In March 2013, more questions.

·         In April 2013 a second ATF audit.

All this because she requested tax-exempt status for a local conservative group and for one that registers voters and tries to get dead people off the rolls.
This week Ms. Engelbrecht, who still hasn't received her exemptions, sued the IRS.

Yesterday, Lois Lerner, IRS director of Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave WITH FULL PAY after she reportedly refused to resign‼!  Can you imagine this happening in the private sector?  An employee REFUSING to resign???  A superior would have stood beside her desk while she cleaned it out, and then shown her the door!  REFUSED TO RESIGN???  WTF!

Political harassment of Conservatives by the federal government?  YOU BET YOUR SWEET ASS IT WAS, and it still is. 

In contrast, consider the following action by Lerner’s division of the IRS.  (And I’ve posted this before, so my apologies to my regular readers.)

The average time it took for a conservative organization to gain 'tax free’ classification was 27 months.  Yet Obama’s BROTHER – OBONGO – was able to get his BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION approved by the IRS in 30 days.  But that’s not all.  Seems bro Obongo had been illegally collecting money for two years.  No problem – the IRS BACKDATED his status so he wouldn’t be ‘illegal’.

Folks – this is YOUR tax money being used to prevent YOU from exercising your FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH.  This is the KEY reason our founding fathers fought a war against England.  And there is a reason it’s the FIRST Amendment and not the 4th or 8th…. It is THAT important.

There is now conclusive evidence that exposes Lois Lerner – the IRS senior manager and Director of Exempt Organizations who exercised her fifth amendment rights in front of the House Oversight Committee – as an accessory to terror funding. Charges against Lerner could amount to criminal negligence for not checking into the bonafides of the Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF) before granting such expeditious, retroactive, and possibly illegal tax-exempt status.

The video also exposes President Obama’s half-brother – Malik H. Obama – as a senior leader in terror organizations that supply funding and comfort to Al Qaeda. Malik Obama is also a close associate of Omar al-Bashir, the president of Sudan who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity. After watching the short video below, you may wish to review this comprehensive article which also includes a link to a comprehensive 22-page report that provides substantial evidence to support these alarming allegations.

The document includes photographs form Malik’s own web site.

Thursday, May 23, 2013


 From Obama's latest press conference:

نور اگر رفت سايه پيدا نيست نقش ديوار و چشم خيره
ما نقش سايه دگر نمي دان نور اگر رفت سايه. ر رفت 

نور اگر رفت سايه پيدا نيست نقش ديوار و چشم خيره ما نقش سايه دگر نمي دان نور اگر رفت سايه. ررفت ديوار و چشم خيره ما نقش سايه دگر نمي دان نور اگر رفت سايه پيدانيست نقش ديوار و چشمخيره ماسايه 

ديوار و چشم خيره ما نقش سايه دگر نمي دان نور اگر رفت سايه پيدانيست نقش ديوار و چشم خيرهماپيدا
نيست نقش

If I hear anything more, I'll post it here!

Sunday, May 19, 2013


We the people are being lied to on a vast and growing scale by the President AND his entire administration.


The IRS was used WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION’S BLESSING to intimidate and silence opposition in the last election cycle.  The average time it took for a conservative organization to gain 'tax free’ classification was 27 months.  Yet Obama’s BROTHER –  Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama – was able to get his BARACK OBAMA FOUNDATION approved by the IRS in 30 days.  But that’s not all.  Seems bro Abongo had been illegally collecting money for two years.  No problem – the IRS BACKDATED his status so he wouldn’t be ‘illegal’.  AND GUESS WHO PERSONALLY SIGNED OFF ON THIS APPROVAL/BACKDATE KRAP!  You got it - none other than Lois Lerner - the head of the 'non-profits' division of the IRS - the same one who took the 5th before Congress and who has since been on a tax-payer funded PAID VACATION!  Oh - one other thing - Seems Bro has been using his 'collections' to fund polygamy!  Hot off the press today [5/29/2013]:  
Funds contributed in the United States to a 501(c)3 foundation run by President Obama’s older half-brother, Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama, have been diverted to support Malik’s multiple wives in Kenya, an expert on Islamic extremism has charged.

The Obama administration says this IRS abuse was done by a couple of rogue agents in Cleveland.  Any American who seriously believes this has to have an IQ of room temperature.  Over 500 ORGANIZATIONS, and countless Americans, were denied a voice prior to the 2012 election because the IRS targeted them for ‘special treatment’ – which meant illegal, extensive, intrusive and absurd questionnaires requesting details about who, what, when, where and why have you started your group.  Some applicants were even asked for their Facebook Friends, who their donors and donors’ relatives were, and even directed to reveal ‘WHAT DO YOU PRAY ABOUT?’  This was NO SMALL ILLEGALITY!  This is abuse of power – pure and simple.  If Congress has to question every employee of the IRS, they need to get to the bottom of this abuse, and people need to go to jail.

I see nothing political here – this affects EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN…. More so because the same woman who was in charge of the ‘Tax Exempt Organizations department of the IRS ….. is now heading up the newly created department of the IRS that will oversee Obamacare compliance.  THAT should scare the shit out of everyone.

RIGHT THIS WAY FOR #2 [smells like it, too]

The Department of Justice tapped conversations – work, home, and cell – of hundreds of Associated Press reporters, and gathered conversations supposedly going back months – in order to prevent a ‘terror attack’.  [As an aside here – don’t you find it curious that the DoJ is investigating a mythical ‘terror plot’, yet this administration can’t recognize a ‘terror attack’ when it’s happening in real time?]  And to top it all off – HOLDER SAYS HE WAS UNAWARE OF THE PHONE TAPS!  Recall that he was also UNAWARE OF FAST & FURIOUS!  How can anyone so stupid keep that job through two Obama administrations?  Oh W A I T  ‼!  Holder knows where the birth certificate is buried.  Nevermind!

Flatly denying any prior knowledge to the subpoenas and who had issued them, he [Holder] stated [before Congress] that he was 99 per cent sure that deputy attorney general James Cole had issued them.

The Justice Departments claims that the records were seized as part of an investigation into leaked data on a CIA operation in Yemen to stop an airliner bombing plot on the anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden.

Holder stressed that the leak was very serious and had put the safety of the American people at risk and as such the Justice Department’s action was justified.

“I’ve been a prosecutor since 1976, and I have to say that this is among, if not the most serious – it’s in the top two or three – most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen,” Holder added. “It put the American people at risk. And that is not hyperbole.” Eric Holder 5/14/2013

The White House has also claimed ignorance, stating that it had no knowledge of “any attempt by the Justice Department to seek phone records of the AP.”

[Of course it did – right up until the moment the White House planned to announce that the Barack the Magnificent had ‘foiled a terror plot’.  Unfortunately, the AP broke the scoop the day before Barack could – a scoop they had been sitting on for 5 days at the behest of Barack.  Just damn.]


Fast-forward to today (5/16/2013). Was the public ever actually at risk? Why, no, says The Washington Post...In fact, the AP held the story for days so as not to jeopardize U.S. counterterror ops, and only went ahead and published after the CIA assured them that there was no longer a risk. Nothing was compromised. Maybe Holder simply meant that the leak could have put the public at risk had the AP published right away…

For five days, reporters at the Associated Press had been sitting on a big scoop about a foiled al-Qaeda plot at the request of CIA officials. Then, in a hastily scheduled Monday morning meeting, the journalists were asked by agency officials to hold off on publishing the story for just one more day.

The CIA officials, who had initially cited national security concerns in an attempt to delay publication, no longer had those worries, according to individuals familiar with the exchange. Instead, the Obama administration was planning to announce the successful counterterrorism operation that Tuesday…

Told ya!


AS FOR BENGHAZI…. I do not give a flaming fuck WHO altered the talking points used by Susan Rice the weekend after the 9/11 murder of four Americans.  (And 18 people were injured – anyone heard THIS?) The Obama administration is totally fine with arguing about the talking points – the WEEDS – because it’s keeping the microscope of the magnitude of this administration's massive incompetence.

The TRUE questions about this tragedy are: 


5/25/2013 update:

WHY DID LEON PANETTA TELL GEN. CARTER HAM (Head of AfriCOM) TO STAND DOWN?  The Constitution says only the PRESIDENT, acting as CinC, can ultimately command our military.  NOT THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE.  Where was Obama?  Why was he not seen after 5:00 in the afternoon, DC time – until, according to the official time line ‘HE WAS TOLD OF THE DEATHS OF THE FOUR AMERICANS AT 9:30 THE FOLLOWING MORNING.’  (Just before he made a statement to the press where he did NOT say the attack had been committed by terrorists) 


WHAT MADE TYRONE WOODS THINK REINFORCEMENTS WERE ON THE WAY?  He thought so because he was lighting the enemy with a laser so they could be taken out.  Instead, the terrorists located HIM, and slaughtered him.  A U.S. Army commando unit was sent to Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy the night of the attack but did not deploy to Benghazi. U.S. officials say the team did not arrive at Sigonella until after the attack was over.

WHERE WAS THE HEAD OF THE CIA THAT NIGHT?  Anyone notice that David Petraeus’ name is never mentioned?  One source said he was at a private showing of ‘ARGO’ that night – basically out of the loop, perhaps with his mistress/biographer.  If so – WHY WASN’T HE INTERRUPTED?  Surely this attack should have taken priority!


Seriously – considering these questions – who gives a fuck about altered talking points?  There are far bigger lies coming from this White House than who rewrote talking points for an Obama lackey.

Yeah – we have a trifecta of serious lies concerning serious scandals swirling around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  Hopefully the press will be outraged enough to pursue their own scandal, as well as the other two.  Frankly, my quota of outrage is exhausted.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security advisor for strategic communications in the Obama administration, is linked to the doctoring of the Benghazi talking points. He also happens to be the brother of CBS News president David Rhodes. CBS recently pressured one of its top reporters, Sharyl Attkisson, for "wading dangerously close to advocacy," as one report worded it, in her critical reporting of Benghazi.

The head of ABC News, Ben Sherwood, has a sister who works for the Obama White House as a special assistant, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall.

The CNN deputy bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, is married to Hillary Clinton's former aide at the State Department, Tom Nides, who is also a former Fannie Mae executive. 

Carney, Obama's press secretary, is the husband of Claire Shipman, the senior national correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America."


GOOGLE THIS:  “Not even the President of the United States can request a Marine to carry an umbrella without the express consent of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, according (to) the Marine Corps Manual.

Apparently the CinC knows NOTHING about military protocol  The military is NOT his 'wait staff'.

From the Marine Corps Uniform Board:

3035.  UMBRELLAS.  Female Marines may carry an all-black, plain standard or collapsible umbrella at their option during inclement weather with the service and dress uniforms.  It will be carried in the left hand so that the hand salute can be properly rendered.  Umbrellas may not be used/carried in formation nor will they be carried with the utility uniform.


Did anyone besides me (and the Republicans in Congress) miss this?  The White House was notified of danger in Benghazi in AUGUST.

Retired 4 star Admiral Blows Whistle on Benghazi new Evidence
In his words (Ret.) Admiral James Lyons says that the attack on Benghazi was a bungled kidnapping attempt to be perpetrated upon Ambassador Stevens. This was to appear to be a hostage exchange for a terrorist prisoner who was to be released in trade for a supposedly captured US ambassador. The trade would have been for Omar Abdel Rahman an international prisoner, known as the Blind Sheikh.
This apparent abduction by terrorists of our ambassador and then negotiated trade for the Blind Sheikh would have been the “October Surprise” that would have elevated President Obama’s flagging popularity and boosted his approval ratings for a re-election. A dramatic prisoner exchange that saved our ambassador’s life.  
However, something went horribly wrong. A cunning and illegal bit of treachery by the Obama White House turned into something entirely different. Obama’s October surprise turned into a carnage orchestrated by the White House itself as the President, Leon Panetta, and CIA Director, David Petraeus watched via a UAV real-time feed as a 7 hour attack on the Benghazi Embassy raged. Reportedly, stand down orders were given several times to different units within striking distance.
With what should have been only a staged kidnapping of Ambassador J. Christian Stevens, instead, Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty refused a stand down order and began doing their job of protecting the ambassador using force. Immediately the well-trained Seals began inflicting heavy casualties upon the terrorists who thought they were merely in a cake walk to abduct Ambassador Stevens without mishap. As a result of the plan going awry, a massive attack arose from the anger of the terrorists who felt they had been betrayed by President Obama. In the aftermath of the battle which saw Navy Seal Glen Doherty was killed after the embassy had been overrun along with the ambassador’s staff. Ambassador Steven’s whose body showed up 5 hours later at a Benghazi hospital supposedly overcome by smoke as the initial press reports indicated was, in fact, raped, tortured, and dragged around Benghazi in retaliation for the botched Obama White House plan.


Thursday, May 16, 2013


Chris Matthews, the MSNBC host who in 2008 felt a "thrill going up my leg" after hearing Obama speak has grown disenchanted.  Wednesday's episode of Hardball saw Matthews delivering a rare, unforgiving grilling of the president as severe as anything that might appear on Fox News.
"What part of the presidency does Obama like? He doesn't like dealing with other politicians -- that means his own cabinet, that means members of the congress, either party. He doesn't particularly like the press.... He likes to write the speeches, likes to rewrite what Favreau and the others wrote for the first draft," Matthews said.

Read more in this Politico story - yes POLITICO!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of the NAACP, calls the Tea Party the 'TALIBAN WING OF AMERICAN POLITICS' (near the end of this video).

And clearly the interviewer from MSNBC is a clueless buttboy of the administration as he spoon feeds Bond with featherlight questions.  

“… it’s only right and just that the federal government and the IRS target tea party groups. Tea party groups are, after all, 'admittedly racist' .... and the 'Taliban wing of American politics," Mr. Bond said.

Bond is not a newcomer to vile remarks.  Speaking at Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, NC) in 2006,  he compared the Republican Party with the Nazis in Germany. "The Republican Party would have the American flag and the swastika flying side by side,"



After the recent revelations of illegalities within  the IRS, I would like to see Congress take action to remove the IRS as the oversight and enforcement arm of Obamacare... they already misuse private information - they cannot be trusted with health information as well!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Find YOUR Congressional representative here and tell them the same thing, if you agree!

Monday, May 13, 2013


Austan Goolsbee, a University of Chicago economics professor, served as the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from September, 2010  and was the youngest member of the cabinet of President Barack Obama until his resignation in June, 2011.  He advised Obama during his 2004 Senate race and was senior economic policy adviser during the 2008 presidential campaign and served on the three-member economic council since the start of Obama’s first administration.

Goolsbee is also omniscient.  During an August 27, 2010, press briefing, he let slip that he knew that Koch Industries, a multibillion-dollar energy business run by the libertarian Koch brothers, had paid no income taxes.  “[W]e have a series of entities that do not pay corporate income tax, some of which are really giant firms. You know, Koch Industries is a multibillion-dollar business,” Mr. Goolsbee told reporters during an on-the- record background briefing on corporate taxes.

Could it be Mr. Goolsbee got the inside scoop from someone at the IRS?

[UPDATE 5/29/2013: ]

This is not a new scandal – just one the left has run through the Scandal Condom the MSM uses to keep anything from touching Obama. 

In October, 2010, the liberal website ‘MotherJones’ published a story entitled: 
GoolsbeeGate: The GOP's Latest Obama "Scandal".  The article is sub-titled:  Republicans are trying to manufacture a scandal over an Obama aide's slip-up.

A SLIP-UP???  Exactly where did Goolsbee get his information about the Koch brother’s finances?  Reading from MotherJones: 

The issue: Did White House economic aide Austan Goolsbee nefariously gain access to the confidential tax records of Koch Industries, a megafirm privately owned by the billionaire Koch brothers, who have funded much anti-Obama political activity? The short answer: Probably not. But that hasn't stopped the scandalmakers, while the White House response has provided them running room.

Seems to me it’s time to drag this THREE-YEAR-OLD pearl out of the dusty drawer it’s been neatly tucked away in and revisit it.  Specifically, what was Goolsbee’s source?  Some low-level IRS flunky in Cleveland?  I think not.

The IRS ‘apology’ three days ago – for inappropriately flagging conservative political groups for additional reviews and ‘special handling’ is an attempt to 1) do a bad news ‘dump’ on a Friday, in hopes the story wouldn’t gain legs over the Mother’s Day weekend, and 2) an attempt to take the wind out of a report by the Inspector General’s office into these charges that’s due to be released within days.

On Friday, the IRS apologized for scrutinizing the tax-exempt status of groups with conservative titles such as "Tea Party" or "Patriot" in their applications. Republicans have challenged the tax agency's claim that the practice was initiated by low-level workers.

But according to a draft of a watchdog's report obtained Saturday by The Associated Press that seemingly contradicts public statements by the IRS commissioner, senior IRS officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups as early as 2011.

A partial draft report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration -- obtained by NBC News -- shows that top officials knew about the targeting nearly a year before then-IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, testified to Congress in March 2012 that no singling out of conservative groups ever occurred.


From our president today, in the White House East Room:  "This is pretty straightforward," Mr. Obama told reporters. "If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous and there's no place for it."  (and declaring that the IRS is an independent agency ain't gonna cut it!)




Your IRS admitted to this AND APOLOGIZED on Friday [May 10, 2013]!  

Keep up, man!  

Add to this IRS story (which most Americans can surely identify with) the percolating Benghazi mess AND NOW the unfolding information that the Department of Justice has been collecting/monitoring phones at the Associated Press – phone lines possibly used by hundreds of AP reporters – and Obama may have constructed at 3-legged scandal stool that has real legs.  (Does anyone besides me question the advisability of wiretapping YOUR STRONGEST FRONT ORGANIZATION – the AP?)

As an aside, for you history buffs…. This summer is the 40th anniversary of the eruption of the Watergate Scandal that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.



WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of calls.

In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.




OBFUSCATE:  (transitive verb) meaning darken, to make obscure , confuse; (intransitive verb) meaning to be evasive, unclear, or confusing

2009 – 2011:  Fast and Furious – one American killed.  Still under investigation?  Pfffftttttt – that’s old news.

On Thursday, June 28, 2012:  Holder became the first sitting member of the Cabinet of the United States to be held in criminal contempt of Congress by the House of Representatives for refusing to disclose internal Justice Department documents in response to a subpoena. The vote was 255-67 in favor, with 17 Democrats voting yes and a large number of Democrats walking off the floor in protest and refusing to vote. A civil contempt measure was also voted on and passed, 258-95. The civil contempt vote allows the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to go to court with a civil lawsuit to look into the US Justice Department's refusal to turn over some of the subpoenaed documents and to test Obama's assertion of executive privilege. Holder dismissed the votes as "the regrettable culmination of what became a misguided — and politically motivated — investigation during an election year," and the White House called it "political theater rather than legitimate congressional oversight."

On September 19, the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz publicly released a 471-page report detailing the results of the Justice Department's own internal investigations. [That’s a lotta pages for an agency investigating itself – Holder is still the AG – surprise!]

But rest assured, this is likely still ‘under investigation’.

April, 2012The investigation into the prostitution scandal involving Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia, has broadened to include the White House Communications Agency…White House press secretary Jay Carney declined to discuss the potential involvement of WHCA personnel in the prostitution scandal at a press briefing Monday afternoon, deferring questions to the Defense Department, which is conducting a separate investigation.  

[Never heard the outcome of this one – maybe it’s still under investigation]

November, 2012:  Remember the investigation into the former head of the CIA, David Petraeus - the investigation that  was kept secret until after the election…
The FBI launched a full investigation.  And now one of the most decorated military leaders in our history has been removed as the head of the CIA.  Essentially he has been silenced just days before he was scheduled to testify before congressional investigators…And speaking of the White House, well, they are still peddling the farfetched story that the president was not informed about the Petraeus affair until after Election Day.

Missed the outcome of this one in the MSM…. Wonder if Petraeus will have comments on Benghazi now… or if HE is also being threatened by still being ‘under investigation.’

Friday, May 8, 2012:  IRS Apologizes for Politically Motivated Tea Party Scrutiny Once Applauded By NY Times Editorial Page

To see just how outrageous this harassment was, read some of the questions put to conservative applicants for tax-exempt status here:

May 10, 2013:  Jay Carney at the press briefing:  When asked about the IRS targeting conservative organizations for ‘special treatment’ he replied:  My understanding is this matter is under investigation by the IG at the IRS. The IRS, as you know, is an independent enforcement agency with only two political appointees. The fact of the matter is what we know about this is of concern, and we certainly find the actions taken, as reported, to be inappropriate. And we would fully expect the investigation to be thorough and for corrections to be made in a case like this. And I believe the IRS has addressed that and has taken some action, and there is an investigation ongoing.


September 11, 2012:  American facility in Benghazi attacked by terrorists – four Americans killed – still under investigation after 8 months.

There are currently five ongoing investigations on Benghazi in the House of Representatives – here is their ‘interim’ report (4/23/2013) – note that this was PRIOR to the three whistleblowers’ testimony last week.

Committees conducting investigations include:
Armed Services (Rep. Buck McKeon)
Foreign Affairs (Rep. Ed Royce)
Judiciary (Rep. Bob Goodlatte)
Oversight & Government Reform (Rep. Darrell Issa)
Intelligence (Rep. Mike Rogers)
May 1, 2013:  Asked during Wednesday, May 1, press briefing whether [any Benghazi survivors or government employees] has been blocked from testifying on the 2012 assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to a question from Ed Henry (FNC)… “Let’s be clear… Benghazi happened a long time ago…” [old news... pfffttttt.... move along]

May 10, 2013:  Jay Carney at the press briefing:  When asked about Benghazi and the revelations regarding changes in the talking points spoke the following:  Read his tap dance here – I’m too bored to paraphrase it, and his lies are apparent from this transcript. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013:  From Hot Air:

One of the mysteries in the Benghazi scandal has been the role of David Petraeus, who was then the Director of the CIA but was forced to resign in a personal scandal shortly thereafter.  While the White House and State Department tried to cobble together talking points to explain away the terrorist attack that took four American lives, what did Petraeus do?  According to new information reported for the first time by Jonathan Karl on ABC News’ This Week earlier this morning, Petraeus rejected the final version as “useless” — and then threw the issue to the White House… We already knew that Petraeus was stunned by the revisions; now we know he rejected them personally.  ”I would just as soon not use them, but it’s their [the White House] call.”  That would contradict the meme over the last few days that this was an intramural fight between State and CIA with the White House just serving as bystanders.  

The CIA Director called the “demonstration” talking points useless the day before Susan Rice went on five Sunday talk shows, but the White House apparently disagreed.  They, evidently, found the false narrative very useful.
“I’d call it a cover-up,” McCain said this morning on “This Week.” “I would call it a cover-up [of Benghazi] in the extent that there was willful removal of information which was obvious.” …

McCain [in the same article] also singled out former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who he suggested would have been aware of the State Department’s emails requesting changes to the talking points.

Monday, May 13, 2013:  Obama, speaking in the White House East Room today [along with British P.M. David Cameron]said of the Benghazi investigation, AGAIN that it was 1) a partisan witch hunt for political gain and 2) (and I quote)“there is no there there” regarding the talking points and who changed them (Obama reiterated that it was the CIA and NOT his White House… time for Petraeus to man up and step forward and clear this up.   

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Great song and video!  


Amaryllis from the garden!  What a wonderful surprise!

(If you force these beauties at Christmastime, after the flowers die, cut back the stalk and keep the greenery growing until it begins to die a natural death.  Then leave the bulb in the pot in DRY soil so it can have a little period of dormancy.  Then in the spring, set it in the garden, burying the bulb about halfway.  Water and FEED it.  It won't bloom for about a year - these are native to South America so it will take them maybe two years to acclimate to the N.A. life cycle.  Then just stand back and watch them thrive!  I'm in Zone 7, so from here and south, they are really happy!)

Friday, May 10, 2013


Keep an eye on the news as Benghazi begins to bubble out of control.

Does Teresa Heinz Kerry want to be first lady?  John can lay that at her feet - payback for her financial support of his political career - by dispensing with ole Hillary.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he's determined to answer any questions related to the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, as the House Republican leader pushed for more information from the Obama administration.  

Presidential aspirations anyone?  Anyone?  Kerry's actions as this investigation moves forward will signal his ambitions for 2016.

This could be one hot summer!