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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#902709 May 14, 2013
Fenris the Big Bad Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure we can, abdul. Here's a great headline today of another typical muslim obama voter going on a major chimpout....
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/14/new-orle...
NRA member. from childhood....

http://now.msn.com/nra-youth-day-offers-free-...

more free stuff.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#902710 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???
You CONfused dis morning duhmmy, wit bin_laden and the "tah-lee-bon" (position your nostrils approximetly at a 45 degree angle skywards when annunciating)...?

We'll cut ya some slack today though because it's no dam wonder...all the libUHrulTic excretement people have to plod through just to see the truth these days!

That, and all that damn global warming, freezing everything out today!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#902711 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???
The interconnection activities between Pakistan and Afganistan al qeada type and like minded operatives is no secwet---unless you're a DUHMmy-duhmmy.
NJ raider 1

Baltimore, MD

#902713 May 14, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
And WHY were troops (NOT just US troops either-KIDDO) even over there?
Answer: Because SADDAM the INSANE had INVADED Kuwait, and Kuwait REQUESTED the help of OTHER nations (NOT just the US as well as had DENIED the offer of "help" in doing so, of one Usuma bin_laden) in pushing the invading forces BACK to where they originated from!
GET A CLUE-especially before you try and call anyone else out on FACTS!
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!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#902715 May 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Rubio/Jindal 2016!
CHRISTIE/<insert whatever here> and Uncle Joe can STILL hang around 2016 lol.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#902716 May 14, 2013
A man who police said had a second job as an “armed security officer” was being investigated after he accidentally shot a student Rangeview High School in Aurora, Colorado on Monday.

According to KMGH-TV, a school employee who also has a second job as a security officer had offered a student a ride home at the end of the day. The gun discharged, hitting the student in the leg, when the school employee tried to secure his weapon in the glove box of the car.

The man took the student to a nearby hospital, where he was rushed into surgery with a “significant injury,” police said. The injuries were not expected to be fatal.

It was not immediately clear what type of work the man did for the school, but police said that he was not a teacher.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/05/14/armed-s...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#902717 May 14, 2013
....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_...
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?

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