The Noose Tightens

Wilkes Barre, PA

#57227 Apr 9, 2014
House panel asks feds to consider criminal charges against Lois Lerner
April 9, 2014

After a two-hour meeting behind closed doors, the House Ways and Means Committee voted along partisan lines on Wednesday to officially urge Attorney General Eric Holder to consider criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner.

The vote was based on evidence the committee uncovered while investigating the undue scrutiny that the IRS placed on conservative and liberal groups that filed for tax-exempt status during the 2012 elections.

After the scandal broke last year, multiple congressional committees opened investigations into the matter and held several hearings to get to the bottom of it. Unlike other House committees, the Ways and Means committee had access to confidential taxpayer information that shed more light on the issue.

In the criminal referral letter it will send to Holder, the committee lays out three specific ways Lerner may have violated the law. Based on Lerner's communications and actions, the committee charges that Lerner improperly used her position to influence action against conservative groups like Crossroads GPS while showing leniency toward similar liberal groups like Priorities USA.

The committee also charges that, according to her communications, Lerner knowingly gave misleading statements to the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the internal IRS watchdog, when TIGTA was investigating the controversy. Lastly, the committee says in its letter to Holder that Lerner used her personal email address to conduct official business, putting at risk confidential taxpayer information.

Upon releasing the letter to Holder, committee chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., said in a statement that Lerner took "serious, unprecedented" actions" to unfairly target conservative groups.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-panel-asks-...
Quid Pro Quo

Wilkes Barre, PA

#57228 Apr 9, 2014
Lerner mentioned Organizing for Action job
April 09, 2014

Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s Tea Party controversy, mentioned potentially getting a job at an offshoot of President Obama’s campaign, according to newly released documents.

Lerner, discussing Organizing for Action with colleagues on email in 2013, said “Oh--maybe I can get the DC office job!”

It’s unclear whether Lerner was joking, but one of her colleagues, Sharon Light, then asked another, Holly Paz, if Lerner was considering retirement.

Organizing for Action is a political advocacy group that was formed from the remnants of Obama's reelection campaign.

The House Ways and Means Committee referenced the email chain in its letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday, in which Republicans urge the Justice Department to investigate whether Lerner should be prosecuted for several crimes.

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domesti...
Sharpton Celebrates Fraud

Scranton, PA

#57229 Apr 10, 2014
Voter fraud: Multiple-voting Melowese Richardson gets a federal pass
March 29, 2014

Eric Holder's Justice Department wastes no time suing states over their voter ID laws — to protect the franchise, he says. But a fraudster who repeatedly voted for President Obama? Why, she gets a pass.

Consider the celebrity status bestowed upon Melowese Richardson, the Ohio poll worker who admitted she voted six times for President Obama in 2012. Typically, voting just twice for president is enough to draw a federal felony charge.

Ms. Richardson was charged and convicted under state law in Ohio and sentenced to five years in prison last year. But after serving a mere eight months, a state judge dismissed her conviction and allowed her to plead “no contest” to four counts of illegal voting, reports J. Christian Adams for Breitbart.

Recently, Richardson turned up at a “voting rights” rally in Cincinnati, where she was warmly received and embraced by Al Sharpton.(Of course.)

http://triblive.com/opinion/editorials/583129...
IRS Targets Conservatives

Scranton, PA

#57230 Apr 10, 2014
IRS agents’ testimony: NO progressive groups were targeted by IRS
04/07/2014

IRS agents testified before Congress that the agency’s political targeting did not apply to progressive groups as Democrats and the media have claimed, according to a bombshell new staff report prepared by the House Oversight Committee chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa.

IRS agents testified before Oversight that ACORN groups were scrutinized because the agency thought they were old organizations applying as new ones. Emerge America was scrutinized for potential “improper private benefit.” No evidence exists that the IRS requested additional information from any Occupy Wall Street group.

“Only seven applications in the IRS backlog contained the word ‘progressive,’ all of which were then approved by the IRS, while Tea Party groups received unprecedented review and experienced years-long delays. While some liberal-oriented groups were singled out for scrutiny, evidence shows it was due to non-political reasons,” according to the Oversight staff report, which was obtained by The Daily Caller.

“[T]he Administration and congressional Democrats have seized upon the notion that the IRS’s targeting was not just limited to conservative applicants,” the report states.“These Democratic claims are flat-out wrong and have no basis in any thorough examination of the facts. Yet, the Administration’s chief defenders continue to make these assertions in a concerted effort to deflect and distract from the truth about the IRS’s targeting of tax-exempt applicants.”

“[T]here is simply no evidence that any liberal or progressive group received enhanced scrutiny because its application reflected the organization’s political views,” the report stated.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/07/committee-s...
Homes by Liberachee

Erie, PA

#57231 Apr 10, 2014
Myth and political hate. Go gay homebuilders, go !!!

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#57232 Apr 10, 2014
digger wrote:
LMFAO.. dude you're going to crash your computer digging up a hacked up video completely out of context like this one......LOL!
What next Nancy Pelosi gives birth to an outer space alien......LOL!
This is an all time low for you......seriously, what ever they are paying you ,it's too much LOL!
I'm laughing like hell no
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You made my day LMAO!
You ain't seen shit yet.



Watch a few "related videos" too. Of course, after you stop laughing.
Obamas Lying Pal Al

Scranton, PA

#57233 Apr 10, 2014
Facts Derail Lying Sharpton's Informant Tale
April 9, 2014
Former FBI Mafia snitch spins fabricated story of "CI-7" work

In a desperate effort to explain away his work as a paid government informant, the Rev. Al Sharpton yesterday claimed that he first ran into the FBI’s arms after his life was threatened by gangsters, an incident that prompted him to then record 10 face-to-face encounters with one of those dangerous hoodlums.

That story is a lie.

In fact, Sharpton’s fabricated tale is belied by FBI records that provide a clear account of when and why he began working as a cooperating informant. After unveiling his fable at a morning press conference, Sharpton repeated his claims last night at the close of his “PoliticsNation” show on MSNBC, where fact checkers and bosses alike do not appear concerned with the truthfulness of the host’s off- and on-air pronouncements.
...
Here is what actually happened:

Sharpton began cooperating with the FBI in mid-1983. So he had actually been working as a confidential informant for about nine months before Pisello’s purported threat, an encounter that Sharpton now falsely claims prompted him to first contact federal agents (and subsequently begin recording Buonanno).

The reverend was “flipped” by FBI agents three months after he was filmed in March 1983 (during a bureau sting) talking cocaine with an undercover agent. On a Thursday afternoon in June 1983, Sharpton showed up at a Manhattan apartment expecting to meet again with the undercover agent, who was posing as a former South American druglord seeking to launder money through boxing promotions.

Instead, Sharpton was confronted by FBI agents who showed him the “cocaine” videotape. The panicked reverend agreed--on the spot--to cooperate with federal agents, according to sources familiar with the contents of Sharpton’s FBI informant file.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/Al-Sha...
IRS Helps Dem Cummings

Scranton, PA

#57234 Apr 10, 2014
BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings
Apr 09, 2014

New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote.

True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago. Further, information shows the IRS and Cummings' staff asked for nearly identical information from True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht about her organization, indicating coordination and improper sharing of confidential taxpayer information.

Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, along with five Subcommittee Chairmen are demanding Cummings provide an explanation for the staff inquiries to the IRS about True the Vote and for his denial that his staff ever contacted the IRS about the group.

“Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional agency scrutiny, communication records between your staff and IRS officials – which you did not disclose to Majority Members or staff – indicates otherwise,” the letter to Cummings states.“

As the Committee is scheduled to consider a resolution holding Ms. Lerner, a participant in responding to your communications that you failed to disclose, in contempt of Congress, you have an obligation to fully explain your staff’s undisclosed contacts with the IRS.”

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/201...

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#57235 Apr 11, 2014
IRS Helps Dem Cummings wrote:
BREAKING: Emails Show Lois Lerner Fed True the Vote Tax Information to Democrat Elijah Cummings
Apr 09, 2014
New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote.
True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago. Further, information shows the IRS and Cummings' staff asked for nearly identical I formation from True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht about her organization, indicating coordination and improper sharing of confidential taxpayer information.
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, along with five Subcommittee Chairmen are demanding Cummings provide an explanation for the staff inquiries to the IRS about True the Vote and for his denial that his staff ever contacted the IRS about the group.
“Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional agency scrutiny, communication records between your staff and IRS officials – which you did not disclose to Majority Members or staff – indicates otherwise,” the letter to Cummings states.“
As the Committee is scheduled to consider a resolution holding Ms. Lerner, a participant in responding to your communications that you failed to disclose, in contempt of Congress, you have an obligation to fully explain your staff’s undisclosed contacts with the IRS.”
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/201...
More news from the control panel of the SS Teabag:

OBAMA IMPEACHMENT ALMOST COMPLETE!!

http://m.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2...

Dumbasses.
Scranton Sam

Philadelphia, PA

#57237 Apr 11, 2014
Bring back fast Eddie!
The Liberal War on Women

Wilkes Barre, PA

#57238 Apr 11, 2014
Brandeis won’t give honorary degree to Islam critic
April 09, 2014

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a prominent advocate for women’s rights and an outspoken critic of Islam, denounced Brandeis University Wednesday for abruptly withdrawing its offer of an honorary degree, accusing the school of stifling free speech.

The Waltham university announced late Tuesday that it would not honor the Somali-born activist at its graduation ceremonies next month, voicing concern about her inflammatory statements, including that “violence is inherent in Islam.”

In a sharply worded response, Hirsi Ali assailed Brandeis officials Wednesday, saying they had bowed to critics who “simply wanted me to be silenced.”

“What was initially intended as an honor has now devolved into a moment of shaming,” she said in a statement.“Yet the slur on my reputation is not the worst aspect of this episode. More deplorable is that an institution set up on the basis of religious freedom should today so deeply betray its own founding principles.”

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/04/09/b...
Unanticipated Consequence

Wilkes Barre, PA

#57239 Apr 11, 2014
It’s a ‘Mega-trap’! Obama-backed solar facility incinerates birds
04/10/2014

Travelers may be awed by the site of the Ivanpah solar power plant on the drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, but get too close and they may find themselves in the midst of an animal “mega-trap” full of scorched birds and insects.

“It appears that Ivanpah may act as a ‘mega-trap,’ attracting insect-eating birds, which are incapacitated by solar flux injury, thus attracting predators and creating an entire food chain vulnerable to injury and death,” according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report.

The FWS report details bird deaths at three solar facilities in southern California — Ivanpah, Desert Sunlight and Genesis. Officials examined the remains of 233 birds and found that “solar flux” was the leading cause of death at Ivanpah. Basically, the birds were incinerated as they flew over the installation, according to the FWS report obtained by KCET.

FWS reports that 47 of the 141 dead birds found at Ivanpah were essentially burnt up — sometimes whole birds and bugs are even incinerated. Damage to the birds’ feathers ranged from “singeing to charring, and a few instances of skin burns,” reports KCET.

“Forensic Lab staff observed a falcon or falcon-like bird with a plume of smoke arising from the tail as it passed through the flux field,” the FWS report said.“Immediately after encountering the flux, the bird exhibited a controlled loss of stability and altitude but was able to cross the perimeter fence before landing.”

http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/10/its-a-mega-...
Liberal War on Freedom

Scranton, PA

#57240 Apr 11, 2014
The Liberal War on Women wrote:
Brandeis won’t give honorary degree to Islam critic
April 09, 2014
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a prominent advocate for women’s rights and an outspoken critic of Islam, denounced Brandeis University Wednesday for abruptly withdrawing its offer of an honorary degree, accusing the school of stifling free speech.
The Waltham university announced late Tuesday that it would not honor the Somali-born activist at its graduation ceremonies next month, voicing concern about her inflammatory statements, including that “violence is inherent in Islam.”
In a sharply worded response, Hirsi Ali assailed Brandeis officials Wednesday, saying they had bowed to critics who “simply wanted me to be silenced.”
“What was initially intended as an honor has now devolved into a moment of shaming,” she said in a statement.“Yet the slur on my reputation is not the worst aspect of this episode. More deplorable is that an institution set up on the basis of religious freedom should today so deeply betray its own founding principles.”
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/04/09/b...
Journalists’ guide to Islam called cave-in to political correctness
April 10, 2014
...
In 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published two editorial cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet, calling the effort an attempt to contribute to the debate about criticism of Islam and self-censorship. Predictably, Muslim groups in Denmark complained and protests took place around the world, including violent demonstrations in some Muslim countries.

Jutte Klausen, a professor at Brandeis University, wrote the book “The Cartoons that Shook the World” about the events, only to see the offending images cut by publisher Yale University.

“My book was censored,” Klausen told FoxNews.com .“The issue was that nobody really understood what the cartoons meant. It was a different dilemma for the media at the time when they were published. No one was prepared for an international media landscape and how something like this could have different meanings for different people.

“After that it became a matter of security,” she added.“But security is often an excuse for censorship.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/10/journali...

“Comfort the afflicted”

Since: May 13

Afflict the comfortable

#57242 Apr 11, 2014
Liberal War on Freedom wrote:
<quoted text>
Journalists’ guide to Islam called cave-in to political correctness
April 10, 2014
...
In 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published two editorial cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet, calling the effort an attempt to contribute to the debate about criticism of Islam and self-censorship. Predictably, Muslim groups in Denmark complained and protests took place around the world, including violent demonstrations in some Muslim countries.
Jutte Klausen, a professor at Brandeis University, wrote the book “The Cartoons that Shook the World” about the events, only to see the offending images cut by publisher Yale University.
“My book was censored,” Klausen told FoxNews.com .“The issue was that nobody really understood what the cartoons meant. It was a different dilemma for the media at the time when they were published. No one was prepared for an international media landscape and how something like this could have different meanings for different people.
“After that it became a matter of security,” she added.“But security is often an excuse for censorship.”
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/10/journali...
You're confused. A private, non-government corporation (Yale University Press) made a business decision regarding one of their products.

You are advocating that private industry shouldn't be allowed to decide how to best make a profit. That is the opposite of capitalism. That is communism. And you are a Republican.

Wow. There really is no hope for you guys. I am sorry. It is over.
Sharon Peters

West Mifflin, PA

#57243 Apr 11, 2014
Lab-grown vaginas and nostrils work, doctors report !!!!!
Thanks to modern research more teabaggers are being made in the laboratories !!!

Read more here:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/201...
Squid Pro Idiot

Hyattsville, MD

#57244 Apr 11, 2014
I love posting these wing-nut diatribes taken directly from published right wing propoganda newsletters. Even though these articles are full of out of context tidbits of factual information that is mixed in with outright lies and deceptions and misinterpretations of facts, I still insist on stealing these articles from like minded blunt headed morons like myself. I still enjoy cut and pasteing this gibetish that nobody really cares about...I'm very sad about that too...you know that no one reads my dim-witted nonsensical blatherings. Oh well, I am still laughing at you....hahahaha
See...I'm Laughing Ar You....see.
I'm not funny either but you're funny because I'm Laughing Ar You.....hahahahha
Just wait a moment and I will post more of these stupid wothless fckin diatribes for nobody to read ...just let me find some mindless lies somewhere conjured up by the likes of Sean Hannity or the Drudge report...that's it I am going to drudge up some lies and bulllsht from the Drudge Report because I don't get my misinformation from the main street media. I get my misinformation straight from the source...yes I get it from my misinformation straight from my overlord employer, ie the Koch/Topic/Politix/me
So, just wait I'm ready to spew out more crap real soon...I'm feeling constipated right now, but just wait I took stool softener. Its coming just wait...arrrgh. its coming real soon....arrrrgh.
birdman

West Mifflin, PA

#57245 Apr 11, 2014
Unanticipated Consequence wrote:
It’s a ‘Mega-trap’! Obama-backed solar facility incinerates birds
04/10/2014
Travelers may be awed by the site of the Ivanpah solar power plant on the drive between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, but get too close and they may find themselves in the midst of an animal “mega-trap” full of scorched birds and insects.
“It appears that Ivanpah may act as a ‘mega-trap,’ attracting insect-eating birds, which are incapacitated by solar flux injury, thus attracting predators and creating an entire food chain vulnerable to injury and death,” according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report.
The FWS report details bird deaths at three solar facilities in southern California — Ivanpah, Desert Sunlight and Genesis. Officials examined the remains of 233 birds and found that “solar flux” was the leading cause of death at Ivanpah. Basically, the birds were incinerated as they flew over the installation, according to the FWS report obtained by KCET.
FWS reports that 47 of the 141 dead birds found at Ivanpah were essentially burnt up — sometimes whole birds and bugs are even incinerated. Damage to the birds’ feathers ranged from “singeing to charring, and a few instances of skin burns,” reports KCET.
“Forensic Lab staff observed a falcon or falcon-like bird with a plume of smoke arising from the tail as it passed through the flux field,” the FWS report said.“Immediately after encountering the flux, the bird exhibited a controlled loss of stability and altitude but was able to cross the perimeter fence before landing.”
http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/10/its-a-mega-...
Sorry to hear pigeons and mosquitoes are getting " cooked' but these creatures are the two worst species to carry malaria and encephalitis viruses .
Squid Pro Idiot

Hyattsville, MD

#57247 Apr 12, 2014
Ennnnnnnnnnn phewwe wow I looks like I'm still constipated trying to drudge up some more nut wing giberish for my next idiotic diatribe. Arggghhhhhhh I need to get one out before I blow the fck up..

Oh Lord please cleanse my soul, Oh Almighty one, and if you don't mind my bowels could use a little help too. Pray for me...the stool softener just isn't working anymore...I've gotta go now but you havnt heard the last of my scrolling idiotic ramblings that I drudge up from the brain dead media

See how strong my faith is...owwweeee
Squid Pro Idiot

Hyattsville, MD

#57248 Apr 13, 2014
Its me again the blunt headed oddball that you've all come to know know and love for my hate filled misinformed messages that I propogate on this awsome Topix site. You see, since I'm independently wealthy I just waste my life away on here. Sure my quality of life sucks really bad but I'm making an additional $375.00 a week and all I have to do is drudge up some good misinformation from the wealth of wing-nut propoganda that already out there, then just cut and paste, cut and paste, so on and so forth for days months and years on end.
I know that I've been a little constipated recently but I've got big one worked up .hmm.mm.mm..nn. roueeeee...I'm going to crap one out soon I promise. And it'd going to be big too. I will give you a blow by blow analysis once this turd comes out.
Squid brain

Detroit, MI

#57249 Apr 13, 2014
For bundy!

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