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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#902718 May 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> If that was true, then why did Bush invade Afghanistan. I thought it was to get Bon Laden.
But you say Bush did not want get Bin Laden.
So,why aten't you running down the street screaming " OMG OMG cover up! Cover up" whrn Bush must have lied to invade Afghanistan???
Well???
Bush let him get away at Bora Bora
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#902719 May 14, 2013
is out to clean cabinetry...since you guys are about as interesting this morning lol.

Sane, rational people have a good day, lunaTics and psycho-nutcases...you know what you can do!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#902721 May 14, 2013
Report: IRS D.C. office investigated applications for non-profit status

Both Democrats and Republicans are calling for an investigation of what happened, though Republicans appear more interested in making it a political issue than Democrats. The Republican Governors' Association, for example, called on the president to name a special prosecutor.

I'm sure this won't happen, but hopefully Congressional investigators will remember the reason the IRS is involved in investigating these groups in the first place is that under current law, the IRS—not the Federal Elections Commission—is responsible for regulating these groups. There's no justification for targeting them on the basis of political affiliation, but on the other hand, it's not like the IRS should abdicate its responsibility to enforce the law.

I'm sure conservatives would love a scenario where the IRS simply rubber-stamped the tax-exempt status applications of every conservative group, but if the IRS did that, what would the point be of having laws in the first place? Moreover, the idea that conservatives are the only groups that have ever been singled out is ridiculous—liberals were targeted for political reasons during the Bush years.

Bottom-line: This is a serious issue, but if conservatives approach it as a partisan game, it'll turn into another Benghazi probe, and quickly.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/14/1208...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#902722 May 14, 2013
Gertrude O'bama Stein- "there is no there there" is one of Gertrude Stein's most famous and memorable ...-there there: O'bama: there is no there there. The quote “there is no there there” is often used to describe a place that lacks culture, soul, life, identity.

O'bama hates America doesn't he?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#902723 May 14, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's not jump ahead of ourselves, abdul. Barack still has three long years left to twist in the wind as a toothless lame duck....
ok then.

Cain/West 2016!

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#902724 May 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Pablo Pantoja, who previously served as the State Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, has defected to the Democratic Party.
Citing the GOP's "culture of intolerance," Pantoja confirmed his party change in an email sent Monday to Florida Nation. Pantoja also drew reference to a much-maligned dissertation from the Heritage Foundation's Jason Richwine that sought to discourage non-whites from immigrating to the United States on the basis that those groups have lower IQs. Richwine resigned from his post at Heritage last week.
"I have wondered before about the seemingly harsh undertones about immigrants and others," Pantoja wrote. "Look no further; a well-known organization recently confirms the intolerance of that which seems different or strange to them."
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/r...
it's going to be a long time, if ever, before we have another Republican in the WH.
It won't be long before we do (have one in) The dems house of cards is crunbling.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#902725 May 14, 2013
NJ raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> This is what I call ignorance at it's finest! The bottom line was," the conflict of the USA & Bin Laden started before Clinton even walked through the WH doors. This falls right under the Republican playbook. Befriend the enemy of your enemy when it suits our interest, then cry bloody murder when the enemy of our enemy turns out to be a radical jihadist terrorist. Saddam Hussein, Moammar Gadhafi, Osama bin Laden, & the list goes on. How many times must this country go through the same thing before they learn? The trending theme, all of them were befriended by republicans, only to later be stabbed in the back by republicans for doing exactly the same thing they were doing & allowed to do by Reagan when they were friends, as long as it benefits Americas interest. Fund them, train them, arm them, then find a reason to go to war with them because, after all, war is profitable! The Republican model!
WTH we doing in Libya-aside from violating the War Powers Act, arming extremist terrorists groups, and aiding and abetting to MORE Failed state hoodie-isms?

?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#902727 May 14, 2013
The well-known church, All Saints Episcopal in Pasadena, became a bit of a cause célèbre on the left after the IRS threatened to revoke the church’s tax-exempt status over an anti-Iraq War sermon the Sunday before the 2004 election.“Jesus [would say],‘Mr. President, your doctrine of preemptive war is a failed doctrine,’” rector George Regas said from the dais.

The church, which said progressive activism was in its “DNA,” hired a powerful Washington lawyer and enlisted the help of Schiff, who met with the commissioner of the IRS twice and called for a Government Accountability Office investigation, saying the IRS audit violated the First Amendment and was unduly targeting a political opponent of the Bush administration.“My client is very concerned that the close coordination undertaken by the IRS allowed partisan political concerns to direct the course of the All Saints examination,” church attorney Marcus Owens, who is widely considered one of the country’s leading experts on this area of the law, said at the time. In 2007, the IRS closed the case, decreeing that the church violated rules preventing political intervention, but it did not revoke its nonprofit status.

And while All Saints came under the gun, conservative churches across the country were helping to mobilize voters for Bush with little oversight. In 2006, citing the precedent of All Saints,“a group of religious leaders accused the Internal Revenue Service yesterday of playing politics by ignoring its complaint that two large churches in Ohio are engaging in what it says are political activities, in violation of the tax code,” the New York Times reported at the time. The churches essentially campaigned for a Republican gubernatorial candidate, they alleged, and even flew him on one of their planes.

http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/when_the_irs_...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#902729 May 14, 2013
In 2004, the IRS went after the NAACP, auditing the nation’s oldest civil rights group after its chairman criticized President Bush for being the first sitting president since Herbert Hoover not to address the organization.“They are saying if you criticize the president we are going to take your tax exemption away from you,” then-chairman Julian Bond said.“It’s pretty obvious that the complainant was someone who doesn’t believe George Bush should be criticized, and it’s obvious of their response that the IRS believes this, too.”

In a letter to the IRS, Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel, Pete Stark and John Conyers wrote:“It is obvious that the timing of this IRS examination is nothing more than an effort to intimidate the members of the NAACP, and the communities the organization represents, in their get-out-the-vote effort nationwide.”

http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/when_the_irs_...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#902730 May 14, 2013
Then, in 2006, the Wall Street Journal broke the story of a how a little-known pressure group called Public Interest Watch — which received 97 percent of its funds from Exxon Mobile one year — managed to get the IRS to open an investigation into Greenpeace. Greenpeace had labeled Exxon Mobil the “No. 1 climate criminal.” The IRS acknowledged its audit was initiated by Public Interest Watch and threatened to revoke Greenpeace’s tax-exempt status, but closed the investigation three months later.

As the Journal reporter, Steve Stecklow, later said in an interview,“This comes against a backdrop where a number of conservative groups have been attacking nonprofits and NGOs over their tax-exempt status. There have been hearings on Capitol Hill. There have been a number of conservative groups in Washington who have been quite critical.”

Indeed, the year before that, the Senate held a hearing on nonprofits’ political activity. Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, the then-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said the IRS needed better enforcement, but also “legislative changes” to better define the lines between politics and social welfare, since they had not been updated in “a generation.” Unfortunately, neither Congress nor the IRS has defined 501(c)4&#8242;s sufficiently to this day, leaving the door open for IRS auditors to make up their own, discriminatory rules.

http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/when_the_irs_...
Democratic USA

El Monte, CA

#902731 May 14, 2013
American Lady wrote:
<quoted text>

THIS Country IS a "Republic" ...
Her LAWS are BASED on God's laws!
IF you do NOT LIKE it here, MOVE to a middle eastern country! WHERE YOU can practice your islamic religion ...
WE DO NOT WANT OR NEED YOU HERE!

l
just like the rest of the wingnuts, with no links to prove and back up her lies, without democracy you wouldn't even have the power and freedom to vote you idiot!, this country is not a republican country either, you all wingnuts and religious bigots only believe in taking away the rights and freedoms from citizens who believe in democracy, your agenda only believes in "captivity" "torment" and "bigotry" christians who mix politics with religion, thw majority of usa citizens voted in the last 2 elections for freedom, freedom we are entitled to, and the one who should be MOVING to another country is * YOU* and the rest of your ignorant fellas, go shoot off blanks somewhere else you idiot!

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#902733 May 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
....the continuing series of: facts you'll never learn about on FOX.
When the IRS targeted liberals
Under George W. Bush, it went after the NAACP, Greenpeace and even a liberal church
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/when_the_irs_...
did you know Greenpeace is a terrorist organization under EU law? NAACP claims former director stole more than a quarter million dollars. And that liberal church? they were funneling money to terrorists. Rah Rah cheer cheer for the liberals.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#902734 May 14, 2013
The IRS & he right whiner groups.

After Citizen's United SC decision, thousands of groups were looking for tax exempt status as a way of funding political campaigns.

Under the code for that type of tax exempt organization, the IRS defines it as:

"the promotion of social welfare does not include direct or indirect participation or intervention in political campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office." That said, "a section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization may engage in some political activities, so long as that is not its primary activity."

So, how do you determine if these political agendas were not the primary activity?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#902735 May 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The well-known church, All Saints Episcopal in Pasadena, became a bit of a cause célèbre on the left after the IRS threatened to revoke the church’s tax-exempt status over an anti-Iraq War sermon the Sunday before the 2004 election.“Jesus [would say],‘Mr. President, your doctrine of preemptive war is a failed doctrine,’” rector George Regas said from the dais.
The church, which said progressive activism was in its “DNA,” hired a powerful Washington lawyer and enlisted the help of Schiff, who met with the commissioner of the IRS twice and called for a Government Accountability Office investigation, saying the IRS audit violated the First Amendment and was unduly targeting a political opponent of the Bush administration.“My client is very concerned that the close coordination undertaken by the IRS allowed partisan political concerns to direct the course of the All Saints examination,” church attorney Marcus Owens, who is widely considered one of the country’s leading experts on this area of the law, said at the time. In 2007, the IRS closed the case, decreeing that the church violated rules preventing political intervention, but it did not revoke its nonprofit status.
And while All Saints came under the gun, conservative churches across the country were helping to mobilize voters for Bush with little oversight. In 2006, citing the precedent of All Saints,“a group of religious leaders accused the Internal Revenue Service yesterday of playing politics by ignoring its complaint that two large churches in Ohio are engaging in what it says are political activities, in violation of the tax code,” the New York Times reported at the time. The churches essentially campaigned for a Republican gubernatorial candidate, they alleged, and even flew him on one of their planes.
http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/when_the_irs_...
they were funding Palestinians terrorists-the same Palestinians that were dancing in the streets, the day moslems, took down the Twin Towers. The church was sponsoring terrorists.
Democratic USA

El Monte, CA

#902737 May 14, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You have to admit - Obama, Hillary, Susan Rice and Carney do what they do best is LIE RealDave...
Really?? What about bush on the WMD as an excuse to go to war? Plz. Explain rhat one.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#902738 May 14, 2013
positronium wrote:
<quoted text>It won't be long before we do (have one in) The dems house of cards is crunbling.
things don't look so bad when you take into account the recent record of the opposition.

add in the fact that nothing new is occurring in DC, and......does it seem like we're worried?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#902740 May 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush let him get away at Bora Bora
After he had escaped, Bin Laden crowed about how the U.S. had let him go..... Clinton couldn't pull the trigger when he had the chance.

“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#902741 May 14, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
Gertrude O'bama Stein- "there is no there there" is one of Gertrude Stein's most famous and memorable ...-there there: O'bama: there is no there there. The quote “there is no there there” is often used to describe a place that lacks culture, soul, life, identity.
O'bama hates America doesn't he?
The devils den.

Album: Dragon Fly
There is no color in the King
And he is softer than the Queen
Confusion reigns, sometimes it reigns.

Now a colored sky never makes anybody cry
But a grey cloud always makes it rain, sometimes it rains.

He only has the moves of a knight
But he wants the absolute freedom of a Queen
Too bad the only money he's got is coming in
Colored American green.

You know it's worthless paper you can spend or save
Go ahead and count that by yourself but look out
Somebody's looking
You're supposed to do that by yourself - count it
He says he's not doing anything wrong he thinks
He's just another part of the royal story
But does it always have to start that way
Always ending someday
With no man's warning.

Don't talk back, some ruler says, or everything
You need will go away
Every answer you think you've ever said is just a guess
And the King of clocks just slowly locks up every day.

Clocks strikes damn near perfect at night
But it moves so slow in the morning light
King says a crown doesn't make the man
But we all know, yes we all know, he thinks he's born to glory.

Until he dies by the devine right of Kings
No one down here wants to give that man any golden wings
And man must fly, man must fly
Is that grey man sane
No color, no name.

Yes he does imo.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#902742 May 14, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
Gertrude O'bama Stein- "there is no there there" is one of Gertrude Stein's most famous and memorable ...-there there: O'bama: there is no there there. The quote “there is no there there” is often used to describe a place that lacks culture, soul, life, identity.
O'bama hates America doesn't he?
You know, there is a distinct possibility that Obama really doesn't know what's going on around him. The 'puppet' theory might be closer to the truth than previously thought. Instead of the media being in his back pocket, the reverse may be the case - but I doubt it.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#902743 May 14, 2013
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>did you know Greenpeace is a terrorist organization under EU law? NAACP claims former director stole more than a quarter million dollars. And that liberal church? they were funneling money to terrorists. Rah Rah cheer cheer for the liberals.
Grass roots?$8-million tea party payout to Washington insider

As one liberal on Twitter taunted those who would contribute to the purportedly grass-roots organization: "You should totally raid Junior's college fund to donate money to @FreedomWorks because its leaders need new Jags."

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/05/news/...

i wonder how much money that terrorist organization has stole from conservative church goers?

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