Saturday, May 25, 2013

Pink Pistols, Gays With Guns, And American freedom

While some might roll their eyes, advocates like Chuck Michel, a spokesman for the California Rifle and Pistol Association and a lawyer for the National Rifle Association, does not. In fact, in 2005, at the height of the Proposition H ordinance debate, which gained national attention for seeking to ban the otherwise legal ownership and sales of firearms in San Francisco, Michel said Pink Pistols played a critical role in the gun owner rights fight.

"They have a great deal of legitimacy because they recognize they are at great odds of becoming victims because of their sexual preference ... I think people will understand that they should not be deprived of their rights," he told the San Francisco Chronicle.
More Here.

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Summing Up the Obama Political Philosophy

“After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time,” warned Valerie Jarrett, Mr. Obama’s longtime senior adviser. “Everyone not with us is against us, and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay.”
Really, now, why would anyone have ever thought anything would be different from this after making the most successful member of the Mayor Daley Chicago Political Machine the President of the United States? Is there a member of the Administration who does not belong in prison?

For the whole column by Dr. Milton R. Wolfe, clik here.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Peggy Noonan On the IRS Scandals

Peggy Noonan, an Obama supporter from the beginning, wanted Hope and Change. She got it in spades. Now she recounts a story of one of the victims:
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.
Just to be clear: is important to keep the essentials of this story in mind.

First, only conservative groups were targeted in this scandal by the IRS. Liberal or progressive groups were not targeted. The IRS leaked conservative groups' confidential applications and donor lists to liberal groups, never the other way around.

This was a political operation. If it had not been, then the statistics tell us left-wing groups would have been harassed and abused, and seen their applications leaked to the press....

And all of this apparently took place in the years leading up to the 2012 election. Meaning that before that election, groups that were anti-Obamacare, or pro-life, or pro-Second Amendment or constitutionalist, or had words like "tea party" or "patriot" in their name—groups that is that would support Republicans, not Democrats—were suppressed, thwarted, kept from raising money and therefore kept from fully operating.
What did anyone expect would come from making a senior member of the Chicago political machine the President of the United States?

The whole thing is here.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The IRS Scandal and Section 1203

If this is accurate, there is no question that IRS targeting Tea Party groups went right up the chain of command, because it is impossible for the managers not to have known about the delays: the computer system is designed to tell them about delays, and then tell the people above them and so on. Performance reviews and bonuses depend on timely closing of cases.

And taking the 5th seems to be cause for mandatory firing.

Works for me.

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Mayors Against Illegal Taxis

Michael Bloomberg is nothing but a thug. In the old days we called his kind fascists, but nowadays calling a fascist a fascist is a worse offense than being one.

Michael Bloomberg is a fascist.

Michael Bloomberg doesn't deserve to be in Gracie Mansion. He deserves to be on Rikers Island.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Gibson Guitar: Just Exactly Who Are the Real Criminals?

Gibson is barred from telling its side of the story. It had nothing to do with illegally harvested wood though, as the wood apparently was not illegally harvested.

As the story mentions, the man running Gibson is a conservative.

No story here. Move along.

Or else.

More here, and here.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

IRS: "The Next Shoe"?

Did Lois Lerner, Director of Exempt Organizations in the Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TEGE) division of the IRS use her position to protect HSUS? Maybe, maybe not.

I hope there will be some responsible follow up on this tho.

Thanks to CLK for the lead.

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Obama & the IRS: Smoking Gun?

I have no opinion about the reliability of this story, and it certainly isn't conclusive, but it is an interesting datum.

I do find it a little hard to believe that the IRS employees' union could move so swiftly though.

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Washington Post: Lois Lerner Gets Four Pinocchios

I can't be bothered to quote. Read it here.

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