Pat Caddell said yesterday on Fox News that the reason Republican leadership hasn’t pushed for a high level investigation of the IRS for targeting the Tea Party is because they want the IRS to go after the Tea Party:
When you have 71 percent who want an investigation, 64 percent who believe it is a sign of corruption including nearly a majority of Democrats, the reason is the establishment Republicans want the IRS to go after the Tea Party. Got it? They want them to go after the Tea Party because the Tea Parties are an outside threat to their power hold. And I’m telling you the lobbying consulting class of the Republican Party or Republican leadership who have been attacking the Tea Party and alienating them, they want the IRS to do this! therightscoop.com.
Related post: rushlimbaugh.com.
Here’s congressman Trey Gowdy again. This clip is from FoxNews on Nov. 17th, 2014. This guy always nails it. Simply put: the hits just keep on coming!
…In a corrupt scheme, Sue and Settle, fireplaces next. But a half-billion dollar biomass plant is OK.
As of January 3rd, the EPA banned about 80% of the wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts in the United States. Stoves which are used to heat 12% of the homes in America and are especially needed in outlying rural areas. Fireplaces are also being looked at.
The EPA is attempting to reduce particle pollution with new rules. Instead of limiting fine airborne particulate emissions to 15 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) of air, the change will impose a maximum 12 μg/m3 limit. That is equivalent to a person smoking 3 to 4 cigarettes in a small confined space.
The draconian EPA regulations will be spread out, one will take place in March and the next in five to eight years. Stoves currently in use will not be affected but obviously, getting them repaired will become more and more difficult.
They haven’t yet gone after outdoor appliances or home heating appliances, but can they be far behind? Will people be able to heat their homes in a future controlled by extreme environmentalists? Read more at: independentsentinel.com.
Published on Feb 15, 2014 In her opening statement on ‘Justice’, FNC’s Judge Jeanine Pirro exposes and defines Barack Obama’s continued and unchallenged abuse of executive power.
One in Four Americans Unaware that Earth Circles Sun
So, if twenty six percent of the American population doesn’t know that the earth revolves around the sun, then how can we expect them to make intelligent decisions at the polls? I think that’s a no-brainer – literally! From Breitbart.com:
(AFP)—Americans are enthusiastic about the promise of science but lack basic knowledge of it, with one in four unaware that the Earth revolves around the Sun, said a poll out Friday.
The survey included more than 2,200 people in the United States and was conducted by the National Science Foundation.
Nine questions about physical and biological science were on the quiz, and the average score — 6.5 correct — was barely a passing grade.
Just 74 percent of respondents knew that the Earth revolved around the Sun, according to the results released at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago. Continue reading at: breitbart.com.
On his Tuesday radio show following the U.S. House of Representative’s 221-201 vote to allow a so-called clean hike in the federal government’s borrowing limit, conservative talker took aim at the Republican leadership and other Republican members in the House for going along and voting for the hike.
Let’s see, what are his options? Surrender? Capitulate? Give in? Beg? Cry?
Will Obamacare sink the insurance companies and lead us to single-payer?
Employer health care mandate delayed for small businesses.
But as Obama said: “That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want.”
The Hill: The Obama administration on Monday announced it is delaying the employer mandate in ObamaCare until 2016 for some businesses.
This delay in the mandate — the second so far — would only apply to businesses with between 50 and 99 employees, who would have until January 2016 to decide whether to offer insurance to their employees or pay a penalty. Businesses would also be barred from cutting their workers in order to fall under the threshold. Continue reating at: thehill.com.
Breaking: This interview was done on Sunday. On Monday, president Obama unilaterally delayed the employer mandate because: “That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want.”
Obama and Obamacare’s supporters are desperate. They’re now pushing for a 3-year delay in the start of the law in order to get past the next two elections. Remember how Ted Cruz and conservatives only wanted a one-year delay?
Isn’t it odd that last fall Obama was so anxious to start up Obamacare by October 1 that he locked WWII vets out of their own memorial to bully the Senate into opposing the delay? Might he wish he could get a do-over on that decision?
In this 5-minute video, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) demolishes both Obama and the disaster that is his “signature achievement” — Obamacare.
In their latest ploy, Obamacare’s flailing supporters are telling us how loss of a job or lost work hours is actually a GOOD thing. Do they know how absurd they sound?
From Trevor Louden’s New Zeal blog:
Enslavement Of America – Best Speech Ever By Communism Escapee (Video) – Wake Up America:
At a public hearing on proposed gun control legislation, Manuel Martinez, a man who escaped Cuba in 1962 after opposing Fidel Castro and being imprisoned for it, blasts Oregon gun control lawmakers in an impassioned speech that only someone that has lived through communism and Marxism, only someone that watched innocent men, women and children murdered by their own government, only someone that fought against his whole country being enslaved by a dictator, can give.
“They come here in those dog and pony show and cry that their going to protect people. You’re going to protect nobody! I want to know what is behind it? Do you know what is behind the problem we have in this country with it’s Marxism,” Martinez said.
He continues, saying “Marxism is not coming, Marxism is here! Marxism has been in this country for quite a while now. And the politicians allow that because they are ignorant or they’re part of the plot!”
“Don’t sell me this. A very powerful man tried to sell me this 50-something years ago, I didn’t buy it, do you think I am going to buy it now after pushing 80 years?” Martinez said. “This is Marxism, plain and clear.”
“They put this dog and pony show saying hey, we are going to protect you. No, what they did was enslave a country,” Martinez said. “They destroyed a country the same way that this country is going to be destroyed if we continue in this fashion. This is what you’re selling here!” Martinez said, holding up old communist magazines from Cuba and stating “This is what you selling here!! You are not selling protection! You don’t care about if we die or live! THIS IS WHAT YOU’RE SELLING!!!
Hat tip: Trevor Louden
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Most of us are aware of the recent IRS targeting of conservative and tea party groups by delaying or denying their 501(C)(4) tax exempt status. Naturally, the Obama regime strongly denies this. In fact when interviewed by Bill O’Reilly of Fox News on Super Bowl Sunday, the president said that there was “…not even a smidgen of truth” to this allegation. Never mind that in May of 2013, the IRS admitted and apologized for this targeting.
So what the administration couldn’t to by statute, they now are attempting administratively by issuing new draconian regulations (see article and video below) that severely limit these organizations’ free speech. This is a classic example of if you can’t win the game, change the rules.
Because these proposed regulations do not apply to Gainesville Tea Party which is organized as a Limited Liability Corp. (llc), and not a 501(C)(4) corporation, some people believe we are immune from this governmental overreach. However, nothing could be further from the truth. This brings to mind a famous quotation from about 1946 which has been attributed to Martin Niemöller:
“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.”
An attack on anyone’s free speech is an attack on everyone’s free speech!
Click here to go to the Protect C4 Free Speech website to learn more about these proposed freedom killing regulations and what you can do to stop them (video).
Author’s note: There have been new developments in this saga since this was written. Please see these related posts:
Not a “smidgen” of corruption!
Very moving testimony: Catherine Engelbrecht, chairwoman of True the Vote, founder of King Street Patriots and President of Engelbrecht Manufacturing testifies before the House Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs. She spoke about being targeted by the Obama administration. Shortly after applying for tax exempt status for her organizations, the Engelbrechts, their non-profits and their business were subjected to more than fifteen instances of audits and inquiries by the IRS, OSHA, the ATF and the FBI.