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Important I Wuz Wrong update below!!!

So the House is trying to cut the budget of the IRS to TEACH THEM A LESSON!!!!!!\

Basically, this backs out the one-time spending approved last year to fight identity theft and continues a hard budget freeze at the agency.

Arf, Arf, Arf, honk, honk, honk, whap, whap, whap.

There. I’ve arfed, honked and slapped my fins together, now let’s see what it means.

Keeping spending at this level means that the IRS will have to prioritize their resources away from things like Obamacare implementation and harassing ordinary families and small businesses. The IRS will still have plenty of money to go after actual criminals and tax cheats, but hopefully not enough money for fishing expeditions elsewhere.

Yeah…no. This means they’ll divert money away from stuff like answering the phones or emailed questions in a timely manner or going after connected tax cheats and criminals and toward lavish travel expenditures and investigating conservatives.

Who’s gonna stop them? The “Justice” Dept? Congress? Courts? Sir Lancelot?

But wait!!!!! There’s still more!!!!!!

There are also several important policy riders attached to this bill which will help constrain the IRS from any more Lois Lerner-type inappropriate political activities. These include:

  • Prohibiting the IRS from finalizing regulations regarding the tax-exempt status of 501(c)(4) groups. The fear here is that these rules will be used to unfairly target conservative non-profits

  • Prohibiting bonuses and awards to IRS employees unless conduct and tax compliance is given consideration

  • Prohibiting the IRS from targeting organizations for their political beliefs and citizens for exercising their First Amendment rights

  • Prohibiting funds for inappropriate videos and conferences (anyone remember the Star Trek video?)

  • Prohibiting the White House (Bwa-haahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahah snort……hahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha V)        from directing an IRS investigation of an organization

  • Prohibiting the transfer of funds to the IRS for Obamacare implementation

  • Prohibiting funds to implement Obamacare’s individual mandate

  • Prohibiting the IRS from auditing a church

 

Arf arf arf!!!!!!!!! Honk honk honk!!!!!! Whap whap whap!!!!!!!!!!!

Who’s gonna enforce that? The “Justice” Dept? Captain America? Tsar Putin I? Janet Reno?

 

Now, impeaching Koskinen and charging people like Lerner in contempt of Congress to get the trials on C-Span would be a start while this idiocy accuses me of being stupid.

They’re closer to finding me in contempt of Congress than Lerner.

And deservedly so.

 

Important I Wuz Wrong Update Here!!!!!!

It was Atlanta not Baltimore where the first Mostly Peaceful Protestor decided to copy the murderous asshole(*s) in Dallas.

*I do not believe the police when they, now, say there was only one shooter.

 

 

Above the Post As I’m Writing It Update!!!!!!!!!!!

This actually pissed me off. As I got reading, I read this

They quickly add that they want to undertake no such action

and realized they’re not actually going to do anything, they’re attempting to ‘reason’ with leftists. In other words, GOP Failure Theater.

So while it’s funny, it’s just as useful as all the hearings about lies by Obama they keep having in the House and Senate, in other words, not useful at all. So read on and realize that as you get near the end, I’ve been thoroughly disillusioned. Sigh. It sucks when the GOP lives down to my expectations.

 

Lefty deals would have no result if not for unintended consequences.

This one’s pretty darn funny.

The New York Attorney General and Rhode Island Senator who helped to launch the prosecution of dissent on climate change may not like where their project is headed. Thirteen state Attorneys General have sent a letter pointing out that if minimizing the risks of climate change can be prosecuted as “fraud,” then so can statements overstating the dangers of climate change….

 

Another case of hoist on your own retard. That always makes me laugh.

I will say that the GOP AsG are not really paying attention. They write this: (the “we” is the GOP AsG)

“We think this effort by our colleagues to police the global warming debate through the power of the subpoena is a grave mistake,” says the letter. “Using law enforcement authority to resolve a public policy debate undermines the trust invested in our offices and threatens free speech.”

Yeah see, that’s the whole point. If you assume that every leftist push (putsch?) is an attempt to restrict Constitutional freedoms, you would be right a lot more than wrong (as in, always right and never wrong)

 

 

Inspired by HeyZeus

I actually listened to much of the debate last night, my neighbor had his TV on pretty loud and I was on my porch enjoying the fine weather.

I do not watch those things because I get sick of the lies coming out of their mouths. I just can’t take it. I’ve tried to watch debates once in a while, since Ronnie Raygun, but I just cannot.

It seemed to me that pretty much everybody on stage was going after Trump.

I found could actually listen to Trump and Cruz speak.

Rubio not so much. I kept wanting to call him a liar. He was trying to answer without answering, Cruz and Trump were answering.

Trump looked small, to me, when he said something about a “Choker and liar.”

That’s cheap, punk-ass shit.

I liked Cruz going after Trump. He baited him on Libya and got him. He then used that to respond to the “Liar” thing with a prime example happening Live! On TV!. He got Trump on being on the side of Hillary, Bill, Kerry and Obama. I didn’t listen the whole time, did he also tie Trump to our betters in Congress? Specifically, Reid and McConnell.

Not sure how it’s gonna play out, but I just can’t see Rubio winning. He’d play ‘Good Loser’ even better than McCain.

I’m even more for Cruz. He’s been fighting everybody in Congress from the inside.

Now he fights from the White House. Loses against the combined chubby fists of ReidMcConnellPelosiBoehner and then, McConnell and Boehner get primaried and we get a Ron Paul Congress. I’d be for him running again to chair the finance committee (Back To The Gold Standard!!!!).

In the ensuing world-wide depression/war, we get our house in order and then go see what happened.

We have our own oil and we can make our own stuff in the meantime.

We used to after all.

The Dog In The Race

Posted: February 24, 2016 by veeshir in Funniest End of Civilization Evah, GOP FAIL, GOP Win!

Donald Trump's Dog

 

 

Important Hillary But Not Dog Related Update! Below!!!!!!

I’d just like to say something because I know a few people, some who might even still read this nearly defunct blog, who are mad because I don’t embrace Trump.

I didn’t like him in the 80’s, I thought he was an asshole who fucked too many people.

I didn’t like him in the 90’s, he was a huckster using his hucking abilities to enrich himself and screw others.

I didn’t like him in the 00’s because he was a caricature of a huckster.

So pardon me if still think he’s an asshole.

For a dissenting view I can definitely get behind.:

trump-lion

He’s the Burn It Down candidate while Hillary, Rubio and Sanders are the We Don’t Think Americans Have The Balls to Stop Us candidates while Cruz is the Wishful Thinking Candidate.

Letting It Burn might be the best, non-SMOD option for us.

 

Important Hillary But Not Dog Related Update!

Hillary’s aides subpoenaed!

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that U.S. State Department officials and aides to Hillary Clinton should be questioned under oath…

Yeah, but as I’ve been asking for years; Who’s gonna enforce that order?

Just as in the IRS deal where the judge keeps making rulings that the gov’t just ignores, cuz ain’t nobody enforcing it.

The indictiment for Hillary goes through Loretta Lynch. That means that either she walks, guilty as sin, free as a bird.

Or… my favorite yet obviously insance FEOCE scenario, she gets indicted to clear the way for the M’Shell.

I will say I’m a little horrified I keep thinking that. But after 8 years of watching Obama, there is literally nothing I on’t think he’ll do to retain power and try to make us serfs at best.

Even More Hillary But Not Dog-Related Updateder!!!!!!*

hillary or else!

*Text May Have Been Edited Due To Truth In Advertising Laws.

 

In the revolt against The GOP Establishment, it’s important to differentiate several distinct clusters of entities that might occasionally be called “establishment”, and to narrow down who rightly deserves the moniker.

First and foremost are the axis of the Donor Class and their agents in the government. This includes the Chamber of Commerce, any company that might benefit from the Ex-Im bank, Wall Street firms, the Big Agriculture/Ethanol axis, etc. The subservient politicians of those entities are more than willing to pretend to support free markets, stricter immigration, and generally smaller government… for about the first thirty seconds after they are elected and have to vote on something that contradicts one of their benefactors’ interests. In case there is any question, all national GOP bodies (and probably most of the state bodies) fall into this category.

Secondly, there are the “Business of Conservatism” crowd. These people sell conservatism and conservative-flavored-outrage products to individual voters in exchange for donations to keep fighting for the cause. Much like charities, there is a spectrum of honest effort toward effecting change versus callous and parasitic exploitation of their donors. I leave it as an exercise to the reader precisely which groups belong in this category and where they belong on the spectrum.

Lastly, there are the intellectuals, writers, and pundits. This includes National Review, The Weekly Standard, the American Spectator, individuals such as George Will and Thomas Sowell, and I would probably include such organizations such as AEI and the Hoover Institution.

Some organizations such as Heritage probably straddle these last two categories since they do put out quite serious public policy analysis but also engage in the Business of Conservatism. Certain talk radio hosts also straddle these last two categories since they too sometimes engage in both serious policy discussions but also outrage peddling. Again, the exact identities of these radio hosts and their position on the spectrum is left as an exercise to the reader.

I consider the intellectual-pundit category not to be engaged so much in the “Business of Conservatism” in that business is generally not so good. These folks rely on what Dennis Prager has termed “moral bank accounts” for their paychecks. When they make a “withdrawal”, they risk making a bad business decision. And yet, occasional withdrawals are a necessary part of the job.

When I say “Establishment”, I mean primarily the Donor Class and their agents in the government and party infrastructure.

So when National Review and other noted and respected writers take a principled stance against Trump while simultaneously agents of the donor class are warming to Trump, I don’t think it’s entirely accurate to suggest that “The Establishment” is trying to take out Trump. NR is much less “The Establishment” than are Bob Dole and Trent Lott.

To the extent that The Establishment has let conservatism down, it is much less NR than it is the Donor Class. NR, whatever missteps they might have made over the years, doesn’t get rich by selling out conservatism. The Donor Class does.

Myth: If you aren’t for Trump, you’re in favor of the Establishment.
FACT: A lot of us have been working against the Establishment for years. Also, the Establishment hates Cruz more than Trump.

Myth: Trump is the only reason we’re talking about immigration.
FACT: Would that be why John McCain was forced to lie about supporting a fence back in 2010? Because nobody was riding him about that?

Myth: Trump is the best bet to beat Hillary Clinton.
FACT: Hillary may have defeated herself with this email stuff, but Trump has absurdly high negative ratings. (And yes, I would still vote for Trump over Hillary and/or Sanders. As a long-time GOP voter I am very familiar with voting for the lesser evil.)

Myth: Trump’s previous positions don’t matter.
FACT: Somebody who doesn’t understand conservatism and feel it viscerally is unlikely to be able to defend or promote conservative positions on an ongoing basis. (See Romney, McCain, etc.)

Myth: Trump is conservative.
FACT: Anybody who has been in the conservative movement for more than five seconds knows Trump isn’t conservative. Trump has a history of actively undermining conservative causes.

Myth: Trump will get things done to fix our problems.
FACT: This is the new version of Obama’s “Hope and Change”. Long on rhetoric, short on substance. Trump is almost certainly a stronger and better deal-maker than Obama, but so is a head of cabbage.

Given my lack of posting at all I hope I can be forgiven for double-posting on the Palin endorsement of Trump.

Consider me officially out of the Sarah Palin fan club. It’s been a long time coming, but here it is.

Up until yesterday you might have gotten me to be a Palin apologist.  She was treated poorly by McCain’s stooges, Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace, who did not even remotely understand the great gift that they had squandered. This gave license (-as if they needed it) for the major media to crucify her.

When properly prepared, she could give a damn good speech.  Once upon a time even her off the cuff stuff wasn’t too bad.  Obama had in fact palled around with terrorists, namely Ayres. “Drill baby, drill” was not only right, but downright prescient.  In stark contrast to Obama and the progressive movement generally, she once displayed a healthy epistemological humility that folks like me appreciate in a politician — the kind of humility that keeps a person from trying to half-assedly socialize a fifth of the economy with some slap-dash legislation that nobody ever bothered to read.

Naturally, after her career as an office-holder was clearly over, she got lazy. I get it. I’m lazy too.  If I could be paid to crack-wise at CPAC with Big Gulp in hand I’d do it in a heartbeat.

But this Trump endorsement… dang.  I just can’t wrap my head around that one.