Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Difference Betweed “Lay and Lie”

Attribution: Steve Kelley, Creators Syndicate

 

Letter Urges President Obama to be More Transparent

Remember when Barack Obama promised his administration would be the most transparent in history?  Sadly, this has not been the case.  In reality it has been just the oppisite.  Finally journalists other than Fox News are speaking out about the secrecy and outright censorship of the Obama regime.

On July 8th the Society of Professional Journalists sent a letter to President Obama calling him out on the lack of transparency of his administration.  It was signed by four members of SPJ including David Cuillier its president, as well as thirty five others in the field of journalism.  While this letter may be an example of too little to late, it just might be an indication of the growing frustration with this president by those who were once his most rabid supporters.  Me thinks the Pied Piper is out of tune!

You may read the full letter here:  http://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=1253

SPJ in the news: White House letter reaches its destination and then some [updated]

Related video – Obama: “This Is The Most Transparent Administration In History”

America the Movie – Don’t Miss It – See it NOW

America Imagine a World Without Her  has been extended in theaters until July 17th.  Public support for this film has been overwhelming despite the progressive media and critics’ attempts to downplay and even silence this documentary.  One of the nations largest retailers, progressice leaning Costco, even pulled the book version from it’s shelves until a huge outcry from the public (spelled We the People) forced them to reverse their decision.

Go see this film and find out why audiences are being moved, energized and even brought to tears:  America is playing now at Regal Gainesville Cinema Stadium 14 in Butler Plaza.  Click HERE for locations nationwide.

Audience Reactions to “America”

Love Wearing MY Gainesville Tea Party T-Shirt

I received this tweet from GTP member Jim Sharp yesterday:

https://twitter.com/SharpestJim/status/487343354053541888

 

E-mails Show Lois Lerner Intentionally Sought to Hide Information from Congress (VIDEO)

‘I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails … we need to be cautious about what we say in emails’

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released new e-mails at a hearing with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen showing former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner leading an IRS effort to hide information from Congressional inquiries.

From the April 9, 2013, email exchange among Lerner, an IRS technology employee (Maria Hooke), and the agency’s Director for Exempt Organizations Exam Unit Manager Nanette Downing who led audits:

I had a question today about OCS [Microsoft Office Communications Server]. I was cautioning folks about email and how we have several occasions where Congress has asked for emails and there has been an electronic search for responsive emails – so we need to be cautious about what we say in emails. Someone asked if OCS conversations were also searchable – I don’t know, but told them I would get back to them.  Do you know?

Read more including the actual email message at: allenwestrepublic.com.

America – Catch it While You Can

If you haven’t seen Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie, America Imagine a world without her, you are missing out.  It corrects the myths that the Liberals spew about our country in a powerful but entertaining way.  It will blow you away.

At the end, just before the credits begin, it goes into Madison Rising’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.  Stand and place your hand over your heart and others will join you.

Here’s what the people are saying:

http://twitchy.com/2014/07/06/audience-in-tears-dinesh-dsouza-hits-another-home-run-with-america/

http://www.fandango.com/america_174736/moviereviews

Although it might be extended, as of now it is only scheduled to air in Gainesville* through this Thursday, July 10th.  Go see it, bring friends and tell everyone you know, especially young people.

*Regal Gainesville Cinema Stadium 14  3101 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32608

 

Happy 238th Birthday America

July 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Constitution, Educational, Tea Party

This video first appeared here on September 24th, 2013

“…In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms:  Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury…”*

“…And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”*

So once again, happy birthday America!

*These quotations have been excerpted from the Declaration of Independence.

True The Vote Sues MS Secretary of State, GOP over Cochran’s Alleged Voter Fraud

By Matthew Boyle

Conservative election integrity organization True The Vote filed suit in federal court Tuesday against Mississippi’s Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the Mississippi Republican Party, asking a judge for an immediate injunction against them so that the election material from the state’s June 24 GOP primary runoff can be inspected.

The lawsuit comes as allegations that Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) campaign and his allies engaged in voter fraud to win last Tuesday’s runoff against conservative state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Cochran bested McDaniel by fewer than 7,000 votes but did so with an overwhelming turnout from liberal Democrats in the black community.

“All we are asking is that the MS State Republican Party follow the law; allow their designated county representatives to inspect the poll books and ballots, give them the review time they are permitted by law, and allow them to uphold their responsibility to MS voters,” True the Vote president Catherine Engelbrecht (emphasis mine) said in a statement about the suit. “True the Vote has been inundated with reports from voters across Mississippi who are outraged to see the integrity of this election being undermined so that politicos can get back to business as usual. Enough is enough.” Continue reading at  breitbart.com.

Related:  Democrat Pastor Accuses Thad Cochran Campaign of Vote-for-Pay Scheme

BREAKING! There May Be Enough Invalidated Votes to Overturn Cochran Victory

Update: 800 Hinds County Voters Crossed Over Illegally

By Jim Hoft of  The Gateway Pundit on Thursday, June 26, 2014, 3:03 PM:

The Chris McDaniel campaign has identified multiple Mississippi counties in which enough improper ballots have been cast that a legal challenge to the outcome of the election is warranted.

This after Thad Cochran reportedly relied on 25,000-35,000 Democrat votes to pull him to victory in the June 24 runoff.

UPDATE: The Cochran campaign is reportedly asking county clerks not to certify the voting rolls until the last day possible so that the McDaniel people will not be able to look at the rolls and challenge them. Read more  HERE.

The McDaniel campaign is asking for donations and resources to scrutinize the voter rolls. Please support this effort.  The campaign has identified multiple Mississippi counties in which enough improper ballots have been cast that a legal challenge to the outcome of the election is warranted – hat/tip: Paula Helton

 

 

The Republican Establishment – With “friends” like these, who needs enemies?

From Deneen Borelli at FreedomWorks:  The Republican Establishment had to use Democrats to beat a real constitutional conservative in yesterday’s Mississippi primary.

Rather than allow grassroots conservatives to decide their next senator, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, the Chamber of Commerce, K Street lobbyists, and the NRSC (National Republican Senatorial Committee – explanation, mine) helped Democrats choose the Republican Nominee. It’s shameful, corrupt, and unforgivable.

The truth is: Chris McDaniel won a majority of Republican voters. That’s why the DC Establishment spent hundreds of thousands of dollars getting Democrat votes. They couldn’t maintain their hold on the Republican Party without them.

The K-Street Lobbyist crowd even sent out robocalls implying the Tea Party and Chris McDaniel were racist, because we oppose Obama’s agenda. The calls told voters to “say no to the Tea Party and their disrespectful treatment of the first African-American President.”

There were even flyers claiming that a McDaniel victory would stop black Americans from voting. The DC-insiders wanted Mississippi Democrats to think Constitutional Conservatives might be racist. This campaign is among the dirtiest, most despicable I’ve seen in my lifetime.

The Cochran campaign was based on helping his cronies. “Vote for Thad, he’ll get the pork!” With $17 trillion in debt and a shrinking economy, the GOP campaigned on more irresponsible spending we can’t afford. That’s why they needed Democrat voters to win – every real Republican knows we need to CUT spending.

If the only way the K Street wing of the GOP Establishment can win is by vile race-baiting and courting Democrats to vote in GOP primaries, then we’re winning. Because they’ve lost Republican voters, and they know it.

You know why the Republican Establishment and the DC-insiders fear us. They want to keep their gravy train rolling. They want unlimited spending and bigger government. That’s why they’re spending millions attacking patriotic conservatives like you and me.

That’s why we can’t give up. They’re afraid of us. And that’s how I know we’re making a difference, that’s how I know that this is the beginning of the end, and we will Take America Back. We must press on.

We will always stand by you. Thank you for all your hard work.

In Liberty,

Deneen Borelli

Related article:  GOP Establishment Exists To Keep Conservatives Out of Congress

America the Movie – Opens July 2nd

Conservative author and commentator Dinesh D’souza has a new film, AMERICA Imagine the World Without Her, opening nationwide on July 2nd.  D’Souza is best known for his blockbuster documentary, 2016: Obama’s America which premiered in 2012.  AMERICA will be showing in Gainesville at Regal Cinemas 14 in Butler Plaza.

Scroll down to watch the trailers.

 Click HERE to go to the America the movie website for more info and theaters nationwide.

Trey Gowdy Questions Arrogant IRS Commissioner 6/23/14

(My transcript is below video)

Congressman Trey Gowdy outdid himself while questioning IRS Commissioner John Koskinen during Monday night’s House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing.  Below is my transcript:

Gowdy: “Well, I’m going to help you with it. Spoliation of the evidence is when a party fails to preserve evidence There’s a negative inference that the jury can draw, from their failure to preserve the evidence. You with me? If you destroy documents, the jury can infer that those documents weren’t going to be good for you. If you fail to keep documents, the jury can infer that those documents were not going to be good for you. You’ve heard the phrase spoliation of evidence haven’t you?

Koskinen: “No, I can’t recall ever hearing that.”

Gowdy: “It’s true in administrative hearings, civil hearings, criminal hearings.”

Koskinen: “I practiced law once 45 years ago, gave it up for Lent one year, never went back.”

Gowdy: “Well let me tell you what you would have found had you stuck with it. When a party has a duty to preserve evidence or records, and they fail to do so, there is a negative inference that is drawn from their failure to preserve the evidence. It’s common sense, right? If you destroy something, the jury has a right to infer that whatever you destroyed would not have been good for you. Or else every litigant would destroy whatever evidence was detrimental to them. Agreed?”

Koskinen: “I’m not sure. I think if you destroy the evidence and people could prove it, it wouldn’t be a good thing for your defense.”

Gowdy: “Well, no it’s worse than that the jury can draw and they’re instructed, they can draw a negative inference.”

Koskinen: “Alright.”

Gowdy: If a taxpayer is being sued by the IRS administratively, civilly or prosecuted criminally, and they fail to keep documents, the jury can draw a negative inference from the fact that they didn’t keep receipts or emails or documents. So if it’s true and applies to a taxpayer, it ought to apply to the IRS as well. Agree?

Koskinen: “Is this a trial? Is this a jury? Is that what you’re…”

Gowdy: “I say administrative, civil or criminal. I say if you want to, if you want to go down that road, I’m happy to go down there with you. In fact I’m glad you mentioned it. You’ve already said multiple times today that there was no evidence you found of any criminal wrongdoing. I want you to tell me what criminal statutes you’ve evaluated.”

Koskinen: “I’ve not looked at any statutes.”

Gowdy: Well then how can you possibly tell our fellow citizens there’s no criminal wrongdoing, if you don’t even know what statute to look at?”

Koskinen: “Because I see no evidence that anybody consciously…”

Gowdy: “But how would you know what elements of the crime existed? You don’t even know what statutes are in play. I’m going to ask you again: What statutes have you evaluated?”

Koskinen: “Uh, I think you can rely on common sense. Nothing I have seen…”

Gowdy: “Common sense. Instead of the criminal code, you want to rely on common sense, no Mr. Koskinen, you can shake your head all you want to Commissioner, you have said today, that there is no evidence of criminal wrongdoing. And I’m asking you what criminal statute you have reviewed to reach that conclusion?”

Koskinen: “I’ve reviewed no criminal statute.”

Gowdy: Alright, so you don’t have any idea whether there’s any criminal conduct or not, because you don’t know the elements of the offense.”

Koskinen: “I’ve seen no evidence of wrongdoing.”

Gowdy: “Oh well, that’s very different than no evidence of criminal misconduct Commissioner.”

Koskinen: “It seems to me that if you haven’t done wrongdoing, It would be pretty hard to (stutter) argue that you had some criminal violation if you didn’t…”

Gowdy: “Well what did Lois Lerner mean when she said that ‘perhaps the FEC will save the day’?”

Koskinen: “I have no idea.”

Gowdy: “What did she mean when she said that ‘we need a project but we need to be careful that it doesn’t appear to be per se political’? You don’t think that’s a potential violation of 18242”?

Koskinen: “I have no idea if.”

Gowdy” “Because you haven’t looked at 18242. You don’t have any idea, Commissioner. You don’t have any idea whether there’s any criminal wrongdoing, or not.”

Koskinen: “With regard to the production of the evidence, the production of Lois Lerner’s emails, I have seen no evidence of wrongdoing. What else, what else…”

Gowdy: “If there were, that would be a separate criminal offense.”

Koskinen: “What else went on with Lois lerner, I’ve said in the past…”

Gowdy: “So what you’re saying is that you don’t have any idea whether she engaged in criminal wrongdoing, you’re just saying that you did not engage in any with respect to the emails.”

Koskinen: “I haven’t seen any wrongdoing with regard to the production of Lois Lerner’s emails.”

Gowdy: “You are not saying there was no criminal wrongdoing with respect to the targeting of conservative groups. I want to be very clear, you’re not saying that.”

Koskinen: “Made no judgments.”

Gowdy: So you disagree with the President when he says that there’s not a smidgen of corruption.”

Koskinen: “There are people who have been making judgments both sides about whether there were…”

Gowdy: “And you know what? I’m not one of those. I’m just simply saying we will never know because you didn’t keep the evidence. The evidence was spoliated. And whether it was negligent, whether it was intentional, whether it’s reckless, we still don’t have the evidence, Commissioner.”

Koskinen: “Well you have the evidence that there is no emails from the White House, You have the Treasury emails, so the basic premise that this was an argument in a conspiracy driven by the White House…”

Gowdy: “No sir, you’re wrong about that. You’re wrong about that. That you’re repeating a talking point from our colleagues on the other side that we’re obsessed with the White House. It was Jay Carney who perpetuated the myth that it was rogue agents in Ohio. It wasn’t any of us. Was that accurate? Was that first initial line of defense that this is just two rogue agents in Ohio? Was that accurate Commissioner?”

Koskinen: “Not that I know of.”

Gowdy: “Alright, so that wasn’t accurate and that came from the White House. Who said there’s not a smidgeon of corruption? Who said that, Commissioner?”

Koskinen: “Uh, my understanding it was the President.

Gowdy: “Uh it was the President. So that was Jay Carney and the President both inserting themselves into the IRS scandal. And you want to blame us for bringing the White House into it?

Koskinen: “I haven’t blamed you at all I…”

Gowdy: “You just did, Commissioner, ya’ just did.”

Koskinen: “It’s a good argument, all I said was the White House has revealed there were no Lois Lerner emails, Treasury has given you all of their emails and to the extent that uh the argument was that Lois Lerner was conspiring and emailing back and forth, thus far I haven’t seen any emails…”

Gowdy: “You can be engaged in a conspiracy that doesn’t include the White House.

Unknown voice:  “Gentleman, time’s up.”

The Redskins Get Their Trademark Yanked by Aggrieved White Liberals

I have been a Washington Redskins fan for more years than I care to remember although I thank God every day that I still have the mental capacity to do so.  Therefore, one might say that I’m biased and that I can’t speak objectively on this topic – NOT TRUE.  These heavy handed and so-called politically correct attempts to get the ‘Skins to change their team name have nothing to do with football, but rather they are an example of an out of control government once again putting its boot on the throats of We the People.  And like the obstinate and spoiled child that it is, the more it gets away with, the more it attempts.  And the more it attempts, the more it gets away with – ADB

RedState.com:  The Washington Redskins have had their trademark yanked by the US Patent and Trademark Office because white liberals who feel guilty about their privilege were offended.

That is the actual fact. Most American Indians . . . errrr . . . Native Americans could care less. In fact, on Indian Reservations around the country there are kids’ sports teams called the Redskins.

The logo itself had the collaboration of Indians at its conception.

What is really going on here is that a bunch of overeducated white guys who cry during Love Actually feel they have too much privilege and are thus guilty. So they have gone out and found things to be offended about on behalf of others less privileged than themselves.  Continue reading at redstate.com.

Pat Caddell: The Establishment Republicans WANT the IRS to Go After the TEA Parties

In February, Democratic strategist Pat Caddell and Democratic pollster Doug Shoen spoke with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner   Here are some excerpts from the video:

Doug Shoen:  “…and indeed in the Republican party, I’m of the opinion that the establishment Republicans are fighting harder against the Tea Party than they are against the Democrats…  It’s because this is about intramural politics and self-interest, not the interest of the American people.

Pat Caddell:  “Let me add to what Doug said at this point:  This is about preserving privileges and arrangements that benefit these people over the country.  And I’d say… it is worse than seedy.  It is worse than corrupt.  It is the issue that no one is allowed to speak up and the American people in the polls know it.  This is a corrupt political system that doesn’t function, and as Michael Dukakis once said:  It rots from the head down.”

The Fifty Dollar Lesson


H/T: Charles Hushburg

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