Monday, September 1, 2014

Sharyl Attkisson Schools ABC, CBS, NBC On How To Cover The IRS Scandal

(Story below video)

Unlike her colleagues at the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, on Tuesday night, actually dug into the finer points behind the big bombshells revealed in the IRS scandal this week.

Invited on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs Tonight to discuss the revelations of a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyer confirming the existence of Lois Lerner’s “missing” e-mails and the IRS’s destruction of her Blackberry (stories the networks through Wednesday morning have yet to touch) Attkisson also did a great job of explaining the conflict of interest going on at the DOJ.

Laying down the trail of bread crumbs for any network reporter to follow, Attkisson told Dobbs that at the same time the DOJ was “defending the IRS in court in the civil case with Judicial Watch” it was “also investigating the IRS. So at the same time it’s supposed to conduct a fair and impartial investigation on the one hand…it is defending the IRS in court on the other hand on the missing document cases. I think there is a potential appearance of a conflict of interest there.”  Continue reading at MRC.org.

Florida School Board Becomes First To Opt Out of Common Core Testing

From Florida Stop Common Core Coalition:

Karen R. Effrem, MD – Executive Director
In an historic, “shot heard round the world” vote, the Lee County School Board voted 3-2 before a standing room only crowd, the majority dressed in red to show opposition to the testing, to immediately suspend all state-mandated standardized testing.The vote was taken after about 35 different parents gave public comments about the academic and emotional harm as well as expense, lack of legality and constitutionality and many other problems of the incessant and out of control testing program.  Similar to our report of the state hounding a little boy dying of the complications of cerebral palsy about testing, a Lee county mother spoke of the country sending a proctor for her son to take a test when he was in the hospital on home bound education after receiving an external defibrillator for what will be an ultimately terminal heart condition.  (Clip above – ADB)
Read more and watch more clips including the full school board meeting at: flstopcccoalition.org.
H/T: John Beck

Feds Creating Database to Track ‘Hate Speech’ on Twitter

Tyranny often sounds wonderful when it is described by the tyrants. – ADB

National Science Foundation study focuses on internet memes, ‘misinformation’ in political campaigns.

BY: Elizabeth Harrington
August 25, 2014 3:30 pm

The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution. Read more at freebeacon.com.

Yoho crushes Rush in GOP congressional primary

Last night challenger Jake Rush proved that the old adage, the problem with political jokes is they get elected, isn’t always true.

Ocala Star-Banner, Ocala.com:

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Gainesville, center, during a party at the Perry Plantation after the polls closed on Tuesday in Gainesville. Yoho defeated Jake Rush in the Republican primary. Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun

By Jeff Schweers
Staff writer
Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.

An acrimonious and sometimes loopy battle for the conservative heart of North Central Florida has ended, with voters giving incumbent freshman Rep. Ted Yoho an overwhelming victory in the 3rd District Republican primary.

With all but a handful of precincts reporting, Yoho received 79.32 percent of the 46,953 votes cast in a landslide victory over challenger Jake Rush, a lawyer from Gainesville. Yoho spent $452,000 to Rush’s $198,000, and still had $302,000 on hand as of Aug. 6.

“There was a lot of anxiety leading up to this moment,” Yoho told a cheering crowd of supporters at Perry Plantation & Kennels, a stone mansion in the middle of a pasture east of Gainesville. “The third is the best district in Florida. You showed us that you like what we are doing for you and we are going to work harder for you.”  Read more at ocala.com.

Podium to Tee in Eight Minutes

August 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Executive Branch, National Info

Both Democrats and Republicans are outraged at our Duffer-in-Chief’s rapid appearance on the links after his statement on the beheading of journalist James Foley last week.  Many are wondering just how he did it. Syndicated cartoonist Michael Ramirez might have figured it out:

Justin Amash Supports Ted Yoho for Congress

Two term conservative congressman Justin Amash (R, Michigan) has endorsed Ted Yoho in his reelection bid against challenger Jake Rush.

Rush, a Gainesville attorney, has made headlines for his role playing hobby (source: Gainesville Sun, SaintPetersBlog), for his ruthless attack ads on Congressman Yoho, and large contributions to his campaign from a super PAC Florida Conservatives United (source: FactCheck.org) which is run by his father and aunt who are both Democrats.

 

Congressman Amash has recently won his primary after a vicious campaign which was so filled with smear tactics; it was called the nastiest in the country. Amash lashed out in his victory speech where he pulled no punches. Watch a portion of it here:

Video Hat Tip: Rod Gonzalez

Judge Jeanine Pirro to Obama: “You Need to Leave”

August 23, 2014 – (Fox News – Justice w/ Judge Jeanine Pirro – Opening Statement) – Judge Jeanine Pirro DESTROYS Obama in EPIC Opening Statement for Lack of Leadership and Force on ISIS Going on Vacation Playing Golf.

Fraud In Plain View

August 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, National Info

Certainly no one who is reading this is surprised by the blatant fraud and abuse. The question is are the politicians willing to cut off the spigot?

From the Washington Times-

Food stamp recipients were selling their benefits online in exchange for money, housing or even art, according to a report federal investigators released Thursday that showed states manage to catch just a fraction of potential fraud in the sprawling program.

Use of the food stamps, now officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, has skyrocketed under President Obama, reaching 47 million recipients at a cost of $76 billion last year. But states recovered just $74 million in fraudulent payments the previous year, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/21/golden-hammer-food-stamps-sold-online-for-art-hous/#ixzz3B8ErK2s0

Will Obama Shed Any Light on Ferguson?

Attribution: Lisa Benson, Washington Post Writers Group

Hat tip: townhall.com

Black Racism is Politically Correct

August 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, National Info

It should come as no surprise that race relations are worse now than they have been for the last thirty or forty years. The President, Eric Holder and the usual race baiters have done a great job at seeing to that.  They certainly benefit by their actions but the communities they profess to want to help are left paying the price. Please read this good article by Kevin Jackson in The American Thinker-

“I’m amazed at how openly racist black Liberals have become, and how few non-blacks are willing to call them out on it.”

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/08/black_racism_is_politically_correct.html#ixzz3AwUP5M00 

Dem. Missouri Governor demands vigorous prosecution of Darren Wilson even before grand jury convenes.

http://commonsensepost.com/2014/08/20/dem-missouri-governor-demands-vigorous-prosecution-of-darren-wilson-even-before-grand-jury-convenes/

The Hell That is the Obama White House

By: David Horowitz – August 18th, 2014 at 04:58 PM

From Erick Erickson’s RedState.com:

Note from Erick: Please welcome to our front page the always awesome David Horowitz.

Let me begin by acknowledging that this inspirational title is lifted from a tweet by screen actor James Woods. And now I will explicate his tweet.

Every sentient human being whose brain isn’t stuffed with ideological fairy dust can see that Obama is behind every major scandal of his administration from Benghazi to the I.R.S. disgrace. How can one know this? Because the culprits haven’t been fired. Moreover, if they are serial liars like Susan Rice, they’ve actually been promoted to posts where their loyalty to the criminal-in-chief can do America and its citizens even more damage, if that is possible. Continue reading at: redstate.com.

“The Indictment of Gov. Rick Perry is Hogwash!”

August 18, 2014 by  
Filed under National Info, News Articles

Subtitle: Ham Sandwiches in Texas

In the video below, Governor Rick Perry speaks out in his defense – or should I say Offense?

Below: Travis County Texas DA, Rosemary Lehmberg, being arrested for DUI

Below: And now her booking (and restraining) into jail.

VA Reform Bill Is Just Starting Point

11:20 AM, Aug 13, 2014 • By PETE HEGSETH

With the overwhelmingly bipartisan vote for the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, Congress passed the most significant reforms to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in decades. And, right on cue, here come the grumblings from the second-guessers.

As the bill was on its way to the president’s desk for signing, the critics stepped up to denounce the $16.3 billion congressional compromise.

For example, guests on a Fox News panel savaged the bill, claiming (implausibly) that it was “designed more for unions than veterans.” Meanwhile, an August 4 Wall Street Journal editorial suggests the additional funding for patient choice means that the “VA is being rewarded for failure.”

The argument is that the new legislation will do nothing more than prop up a failing bureaucracy. This represents a serious misreading of the bill’s key provisions. Read more at: weeklystandard.com.

Pete Hegseth is the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America and a Fox News contributor. Pete is an infantry officer in the Army National Guard, and has served tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay.

Mark Levin On How ISIS Is A ‘Direct Threat’ To The U.S.

“I’ve been around awhile and I’ve seen a lot of presidents come and go, I don’t think we’ve ever had a more pathetic commander in chief in our life.  Does he not know what his policies are?   What are his policies? What IS his foreign policy?  Can his people even tell us what his foreign policy is, can he?  Can his Secretary of Defense, or Secretary of State?  Our enemies are on the move, they’re on the move because of HIM.  Not because of the prior president, not because of other presidents, not because of James Buchannan or John Tyler or anybody else – because of HIM.  He’s hollowing out our military.  At the same time he’s telling the world what we’re NOT goin’ to do, he’s playing golf, he’s on Martha’s Vineyard, he’s busy attacking Republicans.  The guy is, he’s not focused, he’s disconnected from reality.  We have a real problem in this country.” – Mark Levin

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