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-Lurid Crime Tales-
New Emails: Lois Lerner Referred to Conservatives as '***holes' and 'TeRrorists'
[CNSNEWS] A newly discovered email exchange from Lois Lerner
...the former head of the IRS Exempt Unit. She is a past president of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws and a member of the Massachussetts bar. She was held in contempt of Congress for her role in the IRS targeting of regime political enemies and refusing to testify. The dog ate her computer's hard drive with all her emails on it...
's official IRS email account "directly demonstrates Ms. Lerner's deep animus towards conservatives, which she refers to as '---holes,'" House Boodle Central Chair Dave Camp wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Inaction Jackson Holder
... aka Mister Fast and Furious...
on Wednesday.

In that Nov. 9, 2012 email, Lerner further suggests that conservatives will ruin the country: "So we don't need to worry about alien teRrorists (sic). It's our own crazies that will take us down," she wrote.

Camp (R-Mich.) told Holder the email "shows that Ms. Lerner's mistreatment of conservative groups was driven by her personal hostility toward conservatives."

Camp said he also has discovered that Lerner used her personal email to conduct official business,including confidential tax return information, and he once again urged the Justice Department to ramp up its investigation:

"While the Committee has not seen any evidence of a serious investigation by your Department, it is my sincere hope that in light of this new, strong evidence that you immediately begin aggressively investigating this matter or appoint a special counsel."

Camp warned that failure to do so "will only further erode public trust" in the Internal Revenue Service and the Justice Department.

Ways and Means is one of three congressional committees investigating the way the IRS, during Lerner's tenure, handled groups seeking tax-exempt status. The IRS admits that conservative groups were singled out for inappropriate scrutiny and delay before the 2012 election.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [14 views] Top||


Europe
Hillary Clinton: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shoot-down was "terrorism"
[CBSNEWS] Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as The Heroine of Tuzla and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Edward Stettinius, Jr. ...
labeled the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine a "form of terrorism" in an interview that aired Tuesday, condemning Russia for aiding the separatists who are accused of taking down the plane.

"They were equipped by the Russians. They were trained by the Russians. There may have even been Russians on the ground with them and the result was this horrible attack," Clinton told Fusion during a wide-ranging interview. "And yes, it is a form of terrorism...When you have armed hard boys, aided and abetted by a major country like Russia, able to use surface-to-air missiles to bring down a commercial airline."
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top||

#1  Fishing for the Jacksonian vote?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2014 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  "They were equipped by the Russians. They were trained by the Russians. There may have even been Russians on the ground with them and the result was this horrible attack,"

Was she speaking about MH-17, or was she experiencing a Benghazi flashback ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2014 1:01 Comments || Top||


Government
Sessions: 'We Cannot Allow Executive Orders to...Eradicate Plain Law'
[CNSNEWS] Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to blast the president's reported plan to use his executive authority to provide amnesty to undocumented Democrats by scaling back deportations and granting them work permits, saying Congress must not allow the president use executive actions that eradicate "plain law."

"This Congress needs to speak. We cannot allow executive orders to be issued by a president that eradicates plain law. To do so is wrong. The American people are watching this. They are not going to be happy that this Congress didn't take action, and expressions of concerns among senators really are not enough," said Sessions.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [22 views] Top||

#1  No - this Congress needs to cut the Federal budget in half and not fold like a cheap fucking tent like they always do every goddamn time. Resist!

Otherwise you might as well get put the Burger King crown on Obama and make it official.
Posted by: Raj || 07/31/2014 0:49 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
DWS says Obama does his job LESS OFTEN than any other President
I'm sure there is more "context" to consider, but...
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 07/31/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top||

#1  Be thankful for small favors: stupid & lazy is better than stupid & energetic.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2014 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Yea, sure DWS, he's a bloody victim of a Dem controlled Senate and the pocket veto of a Dem Speaker. She's certainly correct about "doing his job less often" .....but she's misdiagnosed the cause. Watafoknmoron !
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2014 0:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Job? How disgusting. Jobs are for people who pay taxes.
Posted by: Thineng Angailet7166 || 07/31/2014 3:13 Comments || Top||


This Multi-Million Dollar Scandal Is So Big That It Could Destroy The Clintons For Good
In total, the Washington Examiner indicated that Clinton delivered 215 speeches abroad, taking in a staggering $48 million during his wife's term as secretary of state.

"That former President Clinton trotted the globe collecting huge speaking fees while his wife presided over U.S. foreign policy is an outrage," Fitton asserted.
Dunno. More smoke than fire?
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 07/31/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top||

#1  Probably. 1) They've been pronounced dead (in a political sense) before. 2) What law(s) was Bill supposed to have broken? 3) Does any Democrat get punished for any level of misconduct nowadays?

Unfortunately, nothing will come of this.
Posted by: Raj || 07/31/2014 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  In post 2008 America?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2014 0:56 Comments || Top||

#3  And they cry they are broke. Hmmmm
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/31/2014 1:26 Comments || Top||

#4  I have no idea how much money the Clintons have, but I'd wager little of it finds it's way to Linda and Dieter's Christmas store in Middleburg.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2014 1:43 Comments || Top||

#5  As long as Hillary can convincingly promise that she will never touch the paychecks of any welfare recipient, public employee, public pensioner, grant recipient, or subsidy recipient, everyone who voted for Obama in 2012 will vote for her in 2016.
Posted by: no mo uro || 07/31/2014 5:20 Comments || Top||


Alison Lundergan Grimes: Iron Dome Helps Israel Defend Against Terrorists In Tunnels
Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes drew attention Tuesday with a remark about Israel's famed air defense system known as the Iron Dome.

Asked about the missile system at a rally in front of her new headquarters in Fayette County, Grimes had this to say, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader:

"Obviously, Israel is one of our strongest allies in the Middle East, and she has the right to defend herself," Grimes said. "But the loss of life, especially the innocent civilians in Gaza, is a tragedy. The Iron Dome has been a big reason why Israel has been able to withstand the terrorists that have tried to tunnel their way in.

"My hope is that a cease-fire can be structured. Ultimately, I think the long-term solution though is not one we can impose. It has to come from within. It's a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine."

The current Kentucky secretary of state delivered an answer largely in line with the Obama administration on the latest conflict in the Middle East; she defended Israel's right to defend itself and mourned the tremendous loss of life in Gaza.

But her description of the Iron Dome system drew criticism from Republicans, including those at the National Republican Senatorial Committee who argued Grimes wasn't ready for prime time.


"Frankly it's embarrassing that a Senate candidate would say this," NRSC press secretary Brook Hougesen said. "Alison Lundergan Grimes is now a year into her candidacy and is still fundamentally unprepared to answer basic questions and has failed to provide any sort of substantive policy plan."

The Iron Dome system operates in the air, intercepting rockets fired by Hamas using ground-to-air missiles. It does not defend Israel from Hamas-built underground tunnels, the destruction of which Israel has cited as a reason for its latest campaign into Gaza.

In a statement passed along by her campaign on Wednesday, Grimes clarified that the Iron Dome allows Israel to focus its military resources against the threat of tunnels.
Posted by: Beavis || 07/31/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top||

#1  Maybe Alison can help Hamas with the next tunnel - she's pretty good at digging...
Posted by: Raj || 07/31/2014 0:44 Comments || Top||


Rep Barbara Lee (D-Cal): I am ashamed of America over illegals
No problem, flights are leaving hourly. Buy a ticket and be one !
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top||

#1  I'm ashamed of America over illegals, too. We should be a nation of laws that has them go through a legal process.
Posted by: gorb || 07/31/2014 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Following the obvious WH memo, the CBC is on the warpath for the Champ this week. The majority of them are pounding the drums over the impeachment that will never happen.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2014 0:40 Comments || Top||

#3  As Congressional Representatives Barbara Lee and John Boehner prepare to take leave with their families today, the following families are requesting the Boehner meet them via an open letter to Boehner. Now, lets define SHAME:

Other signers include Laura and George Wilkerson, whose son Josh was brutally murdered by a DREAMer illegal alien, Jamiel Shaw whose son Jamiel Shaw, Jr., was murdered by illegal alien gang members in Los Angeles, Don Rosenberg, whose son Drew was killed in a car accident by a Honduran man in the U.S. on temporary protective status but driving without a license, and Carrie and Lou Ruiz, whose daughter was stabbed over 39 times by an illegal alien from Venezuela. The illegal alien remains free to this dayâ€"a story that True Crime will air later this year.
Juan Benavides, whose brother Jesse was murdered in 2011 by an illegal alien authorities had previously released after rape charges weeks earlier, signed the letter, as did Kisha Lambert, whose daughter Shatavia Anderson was murdered in 2010 by a 22-year-old illegal alien who was previously deported twice and an 18-year-old legal immigrant from Honduras.
Jim Binger, whose 16-year-old daughter Brittany was allegedly raped and murdered in 2005 by a deaf-mute illegal alien who has had trouble for years standing trial because he couldn’t assist in his own defense but will finally face trial later this year, signed the letter too, as did Maureen Maloney whose son Matthew Denice of Milford, Massachusetts, was killed in a hit-and-run accident by a drunken illegal alien who dragged his body for a quarter mile down the street after striking Denice’s motorcycle.
So did Brian McCann, whose brother Denny was murdered in a drunk driving hit-and-run by another illegal alien, as did Carol Vizzi, whose son Justin Goodman was killed in a hit-and-run by an illegal alien who fled the scene, having previously been previously arrested multiple times but never deported. Joining them also in demanding the Speaker stand up for Americans over illegal aliens is Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son Sgt. Brandon Mendoza of the Mesa Police Department in Arizona was killed in a fatal car crash earlier in 2014â€"the driver of the other car was an illegal alien. Ms. Mendoza has also written to President Obama saying her son’s life was “stolen.”


Do they plan to meet these families on their break?
John Boehner
Butler County Office: (513) 779-5400
Miami County Office: (937) 339-1524
Clark County Office: (937) 322-1120
Washington, D.C. Office: (202) 225-6205

Barbara Lee
Washington, D.C. Office: (202) 225-2661
Oakland District Office: (510) 763-0370
Posted by: Thineng Angailet7166 || 07/31/2014 1:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Unfortunately, we're way beyond it. Letters and e-mail to these people are a gross waste of time, postage, and printer ink.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2014 1:08 Comments || Top||



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