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Burlington Derailed — The Continuing Story
The Last Billboard Hillary Clinton Wants Her Face Plastered On
"New billboard in Chicago hawking the Ashley Madison website
, which caters to married people looking to have affairs"
Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Obama Recess Appointments
What's Next - Executive Action on Immigration Reform?
"The Supreme Court dropped a huge bomb on the Obama administration
, unanimously rebuking the President for arrogating to himself the determination of when Congress is in session for the purpose of making recess appointments. According to reports on the opinion, the court may have taken a middle path on what a recess actually is, toning down one appellate court ruling that only allowed for recess appointments between formal sessions"
Lerner Stuck In Her Own Web
IRS Lois Lerner Sought Audit of Senator Chuck Grassley
"Lerner was using the IRS as a tool for political purposes in defiance of taxpayer rights"
Lerner Email Revealed
"Congressional investigators say they uncovered emails Wednesday showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official sought an audit involving U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa in 2012.
Republicans quickly viewed former IRS official Lois Lerner's actions as an attempt to initiate a baseless IRS examination against a sitting Republican senator. Grassley called the situation "very troubling" and said it's the kind of thing that fuels deep concerns about political targeting by the IRS.
The emails show Lerner mistakenly received an invitation to an event that was meant to go to Grassley, a Republican.
The event organizer apparently offered to pay for Grassley's wife to attend the event.
Instead of forwarding the invitation to Grassley's office, Lerner emailed another IRS official to suggest referring the matter for an audit
, saying it might be inappropriate for the group to pay for his wife.
"Perhaps we should refer to exam?" Lerner wrote."
Brian Williams Corked
Off On The Treasure Hunt
Mooshelle Nicknames Hillary 'Hildebeest'
"Edward Klein made quite a few headlines with his tell-all “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House” in 2012. But his new book, “Blood Feud
,” expands things, dishing on what he claims is a jealous relationship between the Clintons and the Obamas — and why the prickly pals, for lack of apparently no warmer term, may make the 2016 presidential campaign quite a roller coater ride."
The Other Putz's Snake-n-Shake
The Other Is A Putz
Obama's National Security Advisors
The Mob Bookkeeper
This is politically incorrect enough to make your blog.
A mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper of 20 years, Guido, has cheated him out of $10 million. Guido is deaf which is why he got the job in the first place. The Godfather assumed that since Guido could not
hear anything, he could never testify in court.When the Godfather goes to confront Guido about his missing $10 million, he takes along his personal lawyer because he knows sign language.
The Godfather tells the lawyer, "Ask him where the money is!"
The lawyer, using sign language, asks Guido, "Where's the money?"
Guido signs back, "I don't know what you are talking about."
The lawyer tells the Godfather, "He says he doesn't know what you are talking about."
The Godfather pulls out a pistol, puts it to Guido's head and says, "Ask him again or I'll kill him!"
The lawyer signs to Guido, "He'll kill you if you don't tell him."
Guido trembles and signs back, "OK! You win! The money is in a brown briefcase, buried behind the shed at my cousin Bruno's house."
The Godfather asks the lawyer, "What did he say?"
The lawyer replies, "He says you don't have the guts to pull the trigger."
The White House Alligator Ate My Emails
No Median to Monmouth
"Slowly but surely, a portion of the two lane highway from Burlington to Monmouth is getting wider
This will not be completed anytime soon. It does not run through Cook and its adjoining Illinois counties. Illinois is run by liberal Democrats whose power base is Chicago.
Illinois is a life support system for the corruption found in Cook County. Chicago is broke. Illinois is broke.
Damn Liars and Lying Criminals
IRS regulations require e-mails that are “federal records” to be stored in separate, permanent system
"A little something extra on The Mysterious Case of Lois Lerner’s Hard Drive. There seem to be two different IRS regs governing e-mails. The Daily Caller already flagged one of them, “Emails as Possible Federal Records,” section 188.8.131.52.3. Subsection 3 states in part:
If you create or receive email messages during the course of your daily work, you are responsible for ensuring that you manage them properly. The Treasury Department’s current email policy requires emails and attachments that meet the definition of a federal record be added to the organization’s files by printing them (including the essential transmission data) and filing them with related paper records. If transmission and receipt data are not printed by the email system, annotate the paper copy.
...there’s another section of IRS regulations that’s relevant, “Standards for Managing Electronic Mail Records,” section 184.108.40.206. Why this section is necessary when the one above already makes clear that “federal records” must be printed, I’m not sure. Here’s the key bit, though:
IRS offices will not store the official recordkeeping copy of e-mail messages that are federal records ONLY on the electronic mail system, unless the system has all of the features of an electronic recordkeeping system, some of which are specified in paragraph 2 above. If the electronic mail system is not designed to be a recordkeeping system, ask an E-Mail/System Administrator to instruct you on how to copy the information from the electronic mail system to a recordkeeping system or produce a hard copy for recordkeeping purposes.
IRS offices that maintain their e-mail records electronically will move or copy them to a separate electronic recordkeeping system unless their system has the features specified in IRM 220.127.116.11.2 above. Backup tapes are not to be used for recordkeeping purposes."
Yet More Lies To Cover Liar In Chief Obama
IRS tells GOP committee: We’ve lost e-mails from six more employees involved in scandal
"It’s not just Lois Lerner’s e-mails. The Internal Revenue Service says it can’t produce e-mails from six more employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups, according to two Republicans investigating the scandal.
The IRS told Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany that computer crashes resulted in additional lost e-mails, including from Nikole Flax, the chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal.
The revelation about Lerner’s e-mails rekindled the scandal and today’s news has further inflamed Republicans. Camp and Boustany are now demanding a special prosecutor to investigate “every angle” of the targeting. They expressed particular outrage that the agency has known since February that it would not be able to produce the e-mails requested by the committee yet did not apprise the committee of that fact, and they charged in a statement that the IRS is attempting to “cover up the fact that it convenient lost key documents in the investigation.”
A Hand Up
Lois Lerner Email Scandal Concealed by MSLWM ABC & NBC
"Last Friday, the Internal Revenue Service announced that it had lost approximately two years of emails from former employee Lois Lerner.
Despite the damning new revelations in the IRS scandal, ABC and NBC have failed to cover the story as of Monday June 16
, and only CBS This Morning reported on the emails on Monday but their evening news program ignoring the IRS alongside ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer and NBC Nightly News.
As Kyle Drennen noted in an earlier BiasAlert, "Neither NBC's Today nor ABC's Good Morning America bothered to cover the shocking development. However, both broadcasts did manage to find time for full reports on Britain's baby Prince George learning to walk.”
Rather than continue with its IRS coverage on Monday evening, CBS Evening News instead found time to do a full report on Starbucks helping its employees pay for college. ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer, gave a full report for Alex Trebek setting the world record for longest game show host and NBC Nightly News found time once again to mention that Britain’s Prince George is learning to walk."
Never Saw It Coming
Lois Lerner's Escape Plan
Sources: DOD memo sent after Benghazi attack listed suspects with Al Qaeda ties
VA Crime Wave Now Buried By Obama Benghazi Lies
"A targeting memo sent to the State Department by the Defense Department’s Africa Command two days after the Benghazi attack listed 11 suspects with ties to Al Qaeda and other groups, counter-terrorism and congressional sources confirmed to Fox News.
This is significant because it arrived two days before then-UN ambassador Susan Rice appeared on television shows blaming the assault on an inflammatory video. It also came nearly a day before presidential aide Ben Rhodes sent an email also suggesting the video – and not a policy failure – was to blame for the Sep, 11, 2012 attack that claimed four American lives
...The memo, which was referred to in passing during recent congressional testimony, was drawn up by the Defense Department's Africa command, known as Africom, and was sent to the State Department as the best available intelligence in the early morning hours of September 14, 2012.
It included the names of 11 suspects, four connected to the Al Qaeda affiliate in North Africa known as AQIM, and seven connected to Ansar al-Sharia, a group with ties to the terrorist network.
"They knew from the get-go that Al Qaeda was involved in the attack so the idea that the Obama administration didn't know that early on or they suspected it was something else entirely basically is willful blindness,"said counter-terrorism analyst Thomas Joscelyn of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.
"You have to look at the facts and what the intelligence says and that intelligence was clear that known Al Qaeda personalities were involved in this attack."
First, Erase Syria. Then Lebanon. And Don't Forget Jordan!
Benghazi Evac Pilot Spills Obama's Beans
Obama Foreign Policy Collapses Alongside U.S. Southern Border
Iraq crisis: Islamists force 500,000 to flee Mosul
As many as 500,000 people have been forced to flee the Iraqi city of Mosul after hundreds of Islamist militants took control of it, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.
Troops were among those fleeing as the jihadists from the ISIS group took the city and much of Nineveh province.
The head of the Turkish mission in Mosul and dozens of consulate officials have been seized.
PM Nouri Maliki has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency.
The US said the development showed ISIS was a threat to the entire region.
ISIS - the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which is also known as ISIL - is an offshoot of al-Qaeda.
It now controls considerable territory in eastern Syria and western and central Iraq, in a campaign to set up a militant enclave straddling the border.
Pawn Takes king
Unmoved Mover Faces Quandry - Limp Turtle?
Obama 'Committed to Escalating' Lawlessness at Border
Arizona sends supplies to illegal immigrant children 'dumped' in warehouse
No Longer a Cartoon But A Crisis
And America's Middle Class is Going to Vanish
"There is now an unprecedented crisis unfolding at the border
. The flow of illegal immigrant youth across the southern border is on track to reach 130,000 next year—a projected increase of more than 2,000% from 2011. The White House estimates the cost of “resettling” these illegal immigrants in the United States will reach $2.3 billion in a single year.
This crisis is a direct and predictable result of the President’s sustained and deliberate campaign to dismantle immigration enforcement. His administration has announced to the world that our nation’s immigration laws will not be enforced and that, in particular, they will not be applied to foreign youth.
...The world has heard and heeded the President’s message. A wave of illegal immigration has overwhelmed authorities, producing a completely preventable humanitarian crisis—and further diminishing the integrity of our national borders. And there is but one way for the crisis to end: for the President of the United States to declare to the world: "Do not attempt to come here illegally. Our border is no longer open. Our laws will be enforced."
State of American Busineess - Meow!
Rice: 30 day notification requirement was too long, so … we ignored it altogether
"Of all the missteps made by the Obama administration in the swap of five high-ranking Taliban officials (including two wanted by the UN for mass murders)
for Bowe Bergdahl, the two worst were ignoring the law requiring Congressional notification … and sending Susan Rice to a Sunday talk show."
Sock Puppet Journalism
Everything is Coming Up Roses
Des Moines County now has an armored vehicle. Gen. George S. Patton must be smiling down from above.
Will Burlington Police call for its use as backup at flash mob convenience store robberies? Since Burlington's City Council is out of money, no new stupidities have originated at city hall. There appears no foreseeable need for the vehicle to disperse angry taxpayers.
Motoring in Des Moines County during snow storms will now be safer. Motorists stranded in a white out need not worry about I-E-Ds going off and delaying their rescue.
Care and feeding of this armored white elephant will hopefully not be a great burden on Des Moines County. The federal government could have donated this surplus armor to far worse than Des Moines County.
Be thankful our president did not make this vehicle a going away present to the five terrorist goons he recently released from Gitmo.
Col. John F. C. Fuller
World War Eleven
Theodore J. "Dutch" Van Kirk was the navigator on the "Enola Gay" when it dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945 and is the last surviving member of the crew.
Dutch was asked to speak at a school this past week.
The young teacher introduced him by saying the speaker was a veteran of "World War Eleven" (as in WW II).
Dutch stood up and walked out of the school without saying a word.
America's Limp Leadership
We Can all See The Problem
"He (Maj. Gen Zhu Chenghu) said, “we can see from the situation in Ukraine this kind of ED” –which he explained in Chinese was a military abbreviation for something that may have meant “extended deployment” – “has become the male type of ED problem – erectile dysfunction
America used to stand tall to the world as a beacon of liberty and hope. No more.
We elected a president who wilts under pressure. With no core values, he flops whatever direction gravity pulls. He talks tough, but withers when called upon to perform. Our enemies sense softness and mock us.
America must stiffen its resolve. On election day, vote for candidates who will not aid, abet and cover up for a leader who has failed to rise to the duties of his office.
Right Between The Eyes
One Step At A Time
Broken Mirror, Broken Promises, Broken Record
Poor Fool Never Had a Chance