Thursday, April 24, 2014

Company Tied to Reid’s Son Wants Land in Bundy Standoff

Senator Harry Reid's son, Rory, pictured with desert cattle and solar panels. A good mix?

As reported by godfatherpolitics.com:  Follow the money and you’ll inevitably find out what’s really going on.

In the case of Clark County, Nevada, rancher Cliven Bundy’s standoff with federal agents from the Bureau of Land Management, the leading explanation has been that he hasn’t paid grazing fees and his cattle threaten endangered desert tortoises in the Gold Butte area.

But the fact of the BLM bringing in hundreds of armed rangers with trucks and helicopters seemed over the top for protection of a tortoise that has clearly survived despite more than a century of ranching by the Bundy family, and which the BLM had previously been slaughtering with the excuse that it lacked funding to care for the animals.

As reported by the Associated Press in August, the Desert Tortoise Conservation Center in Southern Las Vegas, funded by the BLM, was looking at killing half of its 1,400 tortoises because it could not afford to keep its doors open since the housing collapse resulted in less income from developers. Read more at : godfatherpolitics.com.

If Trespass Cattle Were Illegals…

Brendan Eich Resigns From Mozilla

35 ‘Acts of Love’

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush insisted that many of the instances of illegal immigrants coming into the U.S. were “acts of love.” Though many of the human beings who enter the U.S. illegally or overstay their legally permitted time in the U.S. are doing so to earn more resources and provide for families, many of the illegal immigrants who come into the U.S. are doing so for highly criminal reasons–a fact often left out of the discussion or otherwise barely mentioned.

Breitbart Texas has provided 35 of these other “acts of love” for our readers.

1. Mexican Cartel Assassin Confirmed 11 Kills on US Soil, Confessed to More  Jose Manuel Martinez, a Mexican cartel assassin, had at least 11 confirmed kills. He is originally from Mexico but obtained legal status in the U.S.

2. Illegal Immigrant Allegedly Tried to Kill Texas Border Agent An illegal immigrant fought with a U.S. Border Patrol agent and allegedly attempted to take the agent’s gun and kill him. The illegal immigrant allegedly attempted to choke the agent as well.

3. Previously-Deported Illegal Alien Convicted of Child Human Trafficking An illegal immigrant operated a stash house in Houston, Texas containing two children and 24 others. The victims were held hostage in the underwear, occupying locked rooms with boards over the windows. Authorities described the living conditions in the home as ‘deplorable’.”  Read more at: breitbart.com.

Bus Rapid Transit?

April 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Educational, Hot Topics, Local Info

 


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Enemies of the State

Fox News:  Citizens put in the crosshairs of their own government – how could this be happening in America?

From the ATF to Homeland Security to environmental agencies, powerful forces are turning against Americans who thought the government was on their side.

The truth is, even in the representative democracy of the United States of America, if the government goes after you it can be a nightmare.

In this Fox News special, the Fox News Reporting team uncovers several alarming stories of government officials taking on private citizens who don’t believe they did anything wrong.

And that’s what makes it so scary – if it could happen to them, it could happen to anyone.

As you watch this presentation, please keep the following quote in mind:

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

Here is the complete Fox News Special broken down into six YouTube segments by the Mass Tea Party.  The documentary first aired on Saturday, March 5th, 2014.  Truth is stranger than fiction – and scarier:

Introduction and The Sagebrush Rebellion- Part 1

Gibson Guitar

Energy Independent

IRS Targeting – Part 1

IRS Targeting – Part 2

The Sagebrush Rebellion- Part 2 and Conclusion

IRS Announces Postponement of Anti-Speech Regulation Due to Record Number of Comments

Published on Apr 4, 2014

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen announced at the National Press Club on Tuesday, that the IRS has postponed a proposed rule change that would have banned all political speech in 501(c)(4) groups. The IRS received more than 150,000 citizen comments, far more than on any previous proposed rule change. It is interesting to note that Koskinen’s announcement consisted of about three paragraphs of an hour-long speech. This clip contains the portion of Commissioner Koskinen’s speech that deals with this issue.

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The complete press release from Senator Cruz:

Sen. Cruz: Americans Are Making DC Listen

IRS announces record number of comments for anti-speech regulation

April 3, 2014

(202) 228-7561

WASHINGTON, DC -– U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement regarding IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s remarks at the National Press Club on Tuesday.

“When Americans speak up, it makes a difference,” said Sen. Cruz. “A record number of Americans spoke out against a regulation being considered by the IRS to stifle free speech of 501(c)(4) political groups. As a result, it is unlikely those rules will be implemented this year. This is a substantial victory for the grassroots and should serve as motivation to continue pressuring the IRS to drop the rule completely.”

Specifically, Koskinen said:

Another recommendation by the IG was that the Treasury Department and the IRS should provide clearer guidance on how to assess the permissibility of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations’ activities. So last November, Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations that are designed to clarify the extent to which a 501(c)(4) organization can engage in political activity without endangering its tax-exempt status.

While I was not involved in the issuance of this draft proposal, because it happened before I was confirmed as Commissioner, I believe it is extremely important to make this area of regulation as clear as possible. Not only does that help the IRS properly enforce the law, but clearer regulations will also give a better roadmap to applicants, and will help those that already have 501(c)(4) status properly administer their organizations without unnecessary fears of losing their tax-exempt status.

During the comment period, which ended in February, we received more than 150,000 comments. That’s a record for an IRS rulemaking comment period. In fact, if you take all the comments on all Treasury and IRS draft proposals over the last seven years and double that number, you come close to the number of comments we are now beginning to review and analyze. It’s going to take us a while to sort through all those comments, hold a public hearing, possibly repropose a draft regulation and get more public comments. This means that it is unlikely we will be able to complete this process before the end of the year (Bold emphasis, mine – A.D.B.).

The complete video of his remarks is available here. The relevant portion of the clip may be found at 16:50:

Campaigner in Chief Continues Fundraising Tour After Heinous Fort Hood attack

You may say what you want about president Obama, but at least he’s consistent.

“Certain tragedy was averted today as the campaigner in chief almost had not one, but two, of his precious DNC fundraisers endangered. Have no fear, citizens — President Obama was able to beat back his official obligations and pressed on to hang with his wealthy one-percenter friends!”

http://twitchy.com/2014/04/03/campaigner-in-chief-continues-fundraising-tour-after-heinous-fort-hood-attack/#.Uz1lCl2oSIw.twitter

 

Chickens Come Home to Roost for Obama

By Michael Goodwin

Michael Goodwin

Today’s quiz: What do Vladimir Putin’s aggression and ObamaCare’s troubles have in common? OK, that was too easy.

It is impossible to dismiss as mere coincidence the Russian Bear’s invasion of Ukraine and the continuing mayhem of the Affordable Care Act. In their own ways, each reflects the full flowering of the policies of Barack Obama.

His chickens are coming home to roost, and what a mess they are making.

Obama’s sixth year in the White House is shaping up as his worst, and that’s saying something. He’s been in the Oval Office so long that it is obscene to blame his problems on George W. Bush, the weather or racism. Obama owns the world he made, or more accurately, the world he tried to remake. Read more at nypost.com.

Obamacare is Waging “War Against Doctors”

There have been may letters/stories like this over the last few years, and they always reinforce the horror that is Obamacare.  Unfortunately, much more is yet to come – ADB

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks cited a letter today from a Decatur physician who wrote that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act was resulting in a “war against doctors.”

Brooks, R-Huntsville, read the letter from Dr. Marlin Gill, who called for the repeal of the new national healthcare program known as Obamacare. Brooks has also been a vocal opponent of the law and voted for its repeal.

“America should heed the warnings of doctors like Dr. Marlin Gill of Decatur, Alabama,” Brooks said in closing his speech. “Failure to do so risks unnecessary patient deaths while destroying the best health care system the world has ever known.”

The text of Gill’s letter

Pop Quiz: Can You Name One U.S. Senator?

Folks, we’re in trouble!

James Madison wrote that “a people who mean to be their own governor must be armed with the power that knowledge gives” yet students at American University in Washington, D.C. — the center of American political activity — can’t even name a single member of  the U.S. Senate.

Dan Joseph, a correspondent for MRCTV, interviewed students at the American University campus and asked them to answer some simple and basic questions about politics and government. Not only were the students unable to name a single U.S. senator, they didn’t even know how many senators comprise the Senate–and some of them were studying political science!

thefederalistpapers.org , Video by: MRCTV.org

 

Sick Transit

In the U.S. and around the world, it’s a weird fad.

By James Lileks
Summary of a Washington Post op-ed in my local paper: “Transit use remains disappointing because driving is too cheap.”They mean that in a bad way.If there’s a story about “Transit,” they don’t mean cars. Cars are just solipsistic carbon-barfing capsules that move selfish people around. Transit means communal boxes, preferably on rails. When they talk about transit options, they mean buses (ick!) and bikes (yay!) and streetcars, which are romantic and sustainable and everyone takes them in Europe. Ergo: You there with the two-car garage — pony up. Do you really have to read the article to know that’s where it’s going? Slowly? Stopping at every corner?  Read more at nationalreview.com.

Hat tip: Ed Braddy, DeLena May

 

I stand with Hobby Lobby for religious freedom

I stand with Hobby Lobby for religious freedom

Obama Administration Will Allow More Time to Enroll in Health Care on Federal Marketplace

Duh…  Did anyone really think they wouldn’t come up with something?  Remember, this is the most transparent administration ever.

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The Obama administration has decided to give extra time to Americans who say that they are unable to enroll in health plans through the federal insurance marketplace by the March 31 deadline.
Federal officials confirmed Tuesday evening that all consumers who have begun to apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, but who do not finish by Monday, will have until about mid-April to ask for an extension.

Under the new rules, people will be able to qualify for an extension by checking a blue box on HealthCare.gov to indicate that they tried to enroll before the deadline. This method will rely on an honor system; the government will not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.

The rules, which will apply to the federal exchanges operating in three dozen states, will essentially create a large loophole even as White House officials have repeatedly said that the March 31 deadline was firm. The extra time will not technically alter the deadline but will create a broad new category of people eligible for what’s known as a special enrollment period.   Read more at washingtonpost.com.

THIS Belongs on the Cover of Rolling Stone

March 23, 2014 by  
Filed under Educational, Immigration

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Mar 22, 2014

I’m usually not tremendously affected by the news.  I’ve been around for a while and I’ve seen a lot of images come across my screen.  But when I saw a photo today of a little 8 year old girl smiling bravely while standing on her new prosthetic leg, my eyes welled up when I realized it was Jane Richard, the little girl who had her leg blown off while attending the Boston Marathon about a year ago.

When I was reminded that this little angel also lost her little brother that day, I was completely overcome with emotion for her and her family.  I will not mention the name of the person responsible for committing the evil act that destroyed Jane’s childhood that day, and I will not even refer to him by any of the nicknames the media uses for him.

I will, however, mention the names of the rags that featured glamor shots of him on their covers.  Rolling Stone in August of 2013.  The New York Times on May 5, 2013.  Now, any American with any sense knows that those publications are nothing but communist propaganda, and I’ve already heard all the twisted logic and justification from every degenerate from every gutter in America, so stuff it. Read more at joeforamerica.com.

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