A Message From Lucianne  



Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

More Than a Smidgen
Weekly Standard, by Stephen F. Hayes

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 7/11/2014 5:02:51 AM

The facts are simple. The IRS systematically targeted conservative and Tea Party groups after their activism proved decisive in the 2010 midterm elections—Obama’s famous “shellacking.” The effects of this targeting were widespread. Some Tea Party groups were neutered in the months before the 2012 presidential election. Few of the explanations or justifications of this targeting provided by IRS leaders and Obama administration officials have held up. IRS officials at first denied that any targeting had taken place. That was false. They later claimed that the targeting had involved only low-level employees in the Cincinnati office. That was false. They argued


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 7/11/2014 7:20:20 AM     (No. 9919435)

I dream of a media comprised of Stephen Hayeses that compile unassailable heaps of confirmed facts.

What we have now - including ´conservative´ outlets - is a load of political-expediency shouters telling us what to think.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 7/11/2014 7:26:55 AM     (No. 9919440)

We the people must keep ourselves...abreast of the actions of our government..., speak out , and vote accordingly -- lest our government lead us somewhere we have no desire to go. --Thomas Jefferson

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.




Reply 3 - Posted by: Really?, 7/11/2014 7:56:31 AM     (No. 9919480)

Quite a concise article.......I wish we could simply say "respond to that please, in a likewise concise manner".

Oh if it could be that simple we might get somewhere.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 7/11/2014 7:58:43 AM     (No. 9919485)

There was a time when Americans of either party would have been outraged and even shocked at this type of government abuse. They would have risen up together, along with the Press, to stand against this injustice.

Today, half of America accepts tyranny, feigning ignorance, because they believe it further´s their ideas of a better society.

Welcome to Germany, 1935.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/11/2014 7:59:39 AM     (No. 9919486)

Lois Lerner is not an anomaly. There are thousands just like her with the same mindset who are working feverishly in our government. Bureaucrats in this country everyday are directly through their actions and passively through their non-action are doing their best to push their progressive agenda forward. Lerner deserves jail time as does every other partisan hack employed by the government who believes they have the right to interfere in a citizen´s right to free speech. Lerner is guilty as sin.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    33 persons like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Cherrybark, 7/11/2014 8:09:29 AM     (No. 9919495)

A Fair Tax system offers many advantages over the current income tax with it´s mountains of overlapping rules overseen by a clearly corruptible bureaucracy. The problem is these advantages, such as a simpler method of collection (sales tax), requiring contributions from almost all citizens, elimination of loopholes, are all in the favor of the citizen not the politician.

I believe a clearly articulated party platform based eliminating the IRS, reining in or dissolving many other invasive bureaucracies, protecting our borders with physical fences and drastically rolling back the Federal government´s overreach would be a winner in the coming elections.

But what do I know? According to the RNC, as a small government conservative, I´m a racist that wants to return the US to the Jim Crow era and have my "whites only" drinking fountain restored in public buildings.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: congar, 7/11/2014 8:23:57 AM     (No. 9919517)

As it stands today the IRS is simply a political weapon in the hands of the Democrat Party. Disband the IRS. Go to a flat tax. End of problem. Oh, and hunt the perpetrators of this crime down until they are all jailed without their lush pensions.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.




Reply 8 - Posted by: Axeman, 7/11/2014 8:37:11 AM     (No. 9919535)

The smidgen s!!t piles neck deep in drifts everywhere the Zip Regime extends. To some it is fertilizer. To others it is a big stinkin´ mess. We need to pull some weeds and get rid of the smidgens.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: M2, 7/11/2014 8:39:42 AM     (No. 9919538)

If the rest of the media want to see how it´s done, watch and read Steve Hayes´ work. He is part of a dying breed of real reporters -- people who actually work to find information. Hayes doesn´t rely on what he is told by tweets and websites and the White House press reports. He has no talking points.

He goes out there and does honest research. What liberals do in comparison to Hayes´ work is like comparing haute cuisine to low-fat Spam.

As for the article itself...

Congressional Democrats have repeatedly called for an end to the investigations on Capitol Hill. The Justice Department investigation—using that word loosely—is being run by an Obama contributor. And Barack Obama, who once worried that such targeting was a subversion of our democracy, has since pronounced, in the face of a steady accumulation of evidence to the contrary, that there is not a “smidgen of corruption” to the IRS targeting. That, too, is false.

Yes, our democracy has indeed been subverted. Lerner, Holder, Obama, Koskinen, Sebelius (mercifully absent now) and the rest of the heads of Obama´s Agencies have proved that they believe the truth is to be subverted to the agenda. Liberalism first; everything else takes second place, and truth is nowhere to be found.

But I sense fresh air and shark-jumping with this latest immigration flood. I pray every day that even God will have had enough of this monster.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: chicodon, 7/11/2014 8:49:10 AM     (No. 9919552)

We´ve been making this point here for months. In a nutshell, the purpose was to throw the 2012 and 2014 elections. Start there and work backwards.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: rmagnus, 7/11/2014 8:57:52 AM     (No. 9919563)

The table is set for a conservative to step up with a simple agenda to return us to the White House:

1. Refine baby refine. This country is flooded with oil so we need to increase refining capacity dramatically and drive the price of gas down so the economy can explode.
2. Build a fence around the border. Krauthammer said it best - if fences don´t work why is there one around the White House.
3. Eliminate the tax code and go to a national sales tax or flat tax. Eliminate the IRS. One reason why people are so scared of the IRS is because there are a lot of tax cheats out there. If the cheats paid what they are supposed to it would eliminate the deficit. Harder to cheat on a national sales tax or flat tax.
4. Repeal Obamacare and allow health insurance companies to sell across state lines.
5. Invest in smart science that will solve real problems such as desalination technology to help solve our drought issues in CA and elsewhere instead of BS projects such as the mating tendencies of the Blue Billed Hummingbird. We have drought stricken areas bordered by oceans of water - surely we can figure out how to efficiently make ocean water usable - especially with all the new sources of cheap natural gas and oil.
6. Return our military to the feared fighting force it once was rather than the social experiment it has become and quit pandering to the LGBT crowd.

I do share something in common with Michelle Obama though. Obama´s election has made me feel about my country like I never have before too - hers was pride - mine is embarrassment.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: steveW, 7/11/2014 9:02:22 AM     (No. 9919568)

Had even a smidgeon of this gone on in a Republican administration, with the IRS targeting left-wingers instead of Tea Partiers, the Democrats/MSM would have had the president impeached and behind bars within weeks of the first evidence shredding. And the scandal would still be blaring on the front page. Just like they did with Watergate. But no, we cannot accuse, indict, or prosecute our beloved symbols of Hope and Change, simply because they "care" about "helping people" and it´s too mean to question their vaunted "good intentions". The future of the Republic will be ill-served indeed by the GOP permitting criminality to fester with impunity in the Oval Office.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.




Reply 13 - Posted by: fed-up, 7/11/2014 9:21:26 AM     (No. 9919596)

Love Stephen Hayes.. and hes no nonsense way he boils it down in terms the MSM might understand if they really wanted to.

Only concern is request for Special Prosecutor. I heard one response last night that it might not be a good idea as that would freeze all info from coming to the committees and to the GOP for maybe years.. which is what the administration would love right now.. to run out the clock. None of this would hurt the next Dim.. Lois Lerner will be distant memory. And the way things are going, we will probably have much bigger scandals to worry about.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 7/11/2014 9:45:13 AM     (No. 9919629)

I disagree with #1 and #13 about the value of Mr. Hayes.

Pundits like Steve have been living in a fantasy world - - spending six years giving Stinky the "benefit of the doubt" - - and even today they are unable to see - - or at least unwilling to acknowledge - - that Stinky hates this country and is doing everything he can to destroy it.

Steve is a beltway insider - - just as clueless in many ways as the rest of them. The best I can say for him - - is that he isn´t an America-hating traitor like most of the rest of the media pundits.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.

Reply 15 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 7/11/2014 11:10:04 AM     (No. 9919755)

#14 disagree with you about Steve Hayes. He is one of the lone voices in the dark that tells us how it is.

#13 We will never have a special prosecutor as long as Holder is AG and I am afraid if we impeach him the replacement will be just as bad.

Can we lift the statute of limitations on these crimes so we can go after the criminals in 2017??

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/11/2014 11:47:21 AM     (No. 9919815)

Seems to me that "More Than a Smidgen" would make a good song title. Music could be from "More Than a Feeling". Poop of a pigeon could be part of the lyrics.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.

Reply 17 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/11/2014 11:48:29 AM     (No. 9919818)

#14, is it possible you have Steve Hayes confused with someone else? I´m a huge fan of Steve Hayes. He´s always completely informed and invariably tough on Obama and the administration. Where have you ever heard him giving Obama "the benefit of the doubt" ? Ever??

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.




Reply 18 - Posted by: danvillebill, 7/11/2014 12:36:04 PM     (No. 9919888)

I´ll bet #14 is a big fan of Michael Savage.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    33 persons like this.

Reply 19 - Posted by: lil dotty, 7/11/2014 3:16:14 PM     (No. 9920118)

Steve has been found to be a great asset to the Conservative cause. He stays on top of the rapid and ever changing paths this administration walks. Michael Savage,he is also an asset, though of a different nature. Listen to both and make your judgement The two have very valid points to make and realize you are free to disagree with them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.

Reply 20 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 7/11/2014 4:23:35 PM     (No. 9920224)

I repeat - -

- - Steve Hayes is a wishy-washy, inside-the-beltway pundit. He has always - - in his own words - - given Stinky the "benefit-of-the-doubt."

He has never referred to Stinky as a liar - - never questioned Stinky´s motivation - - never sounded an alarm about the peril that this country faces.

If we were to rely on Steve Hayes to arouse the public and lead a political revolution - - we´d all be long dead and buried.

And by the way - - I don´t know who Michael Savage is. I´ve read the name - - but I don´t know who he is or what he does. It´s an insult to think that I would allow anyone else to influence my long-held political opinions.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.

Reply 21 - Posted by: Tianne, 7/12/2014 12:12:14 AM     (No. 9920687)

Echo #17.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.

Reply 22 - Posted by: chiller, 7/12/2014 12:39:40 AM     (No. 9920715)

Of all of Obie´s controversies, the IRS is the most insidious. It calls for a complete disbandment of the service, replaced quite easily with temporary flat or fair taxes-- administered by the states where taxes are collected-- until we decide which is best.

No debate, no quibbling. Fire and jail some of these IRSers.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.




Post Reply   Close thread 791848

Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Most Recent Articles posted by "StormCnter"

Defender of the Faith
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 5:40:25 AM     Post Reply
In his statement on the beheading of James Foley by devotees of the Islamic State (referred to in his statement as ISIL) yesterday, Obama spoke up on behalf of Islam: Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages — killing innocent, unarmed civilians in cowardly acts of violence. They abduct women and children, and subject them to torture and rape and slavery. They have murdered Muslims — both Sunni and Shia — by the thousands. They target Christians and religious minorities, driving them from their homes, murdering them when they can for no other reason than they

Rick Perry refuses to be
derailed by Texas Democrats
Legal Insurrection, by Amy Miller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 5:30:55 AM     Post Reply
Texas democrats may be keeping busy wallowing in the shallow victory of the recent indictment of Governor Rick Perry, Rick Perry himself is doing what he does best—his job. Today, Governor Perry gave a speech at the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. detailing the dangers inherent in Barack Obama’s tacit open borders immigration policy. The apparent beheading of U.S journalist James Foley by ISIS terrorists in Syria has energized the debate over whether or not Islamic terrorists could use America’s porous southern border as an an easy access point. Via the New York Times: ´While Mr. Perry said that there was “no

1,461 Days of Summer
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 5:25:59 AM     Post Reply
The headline was brutal. “Bam’s Golf War: Prez tees off as Foley’s parents grieve,” read the cover of Thursday’s New York Daily News. Obama’s gaffe was this: He had denounced the beheading of James Foley from a vacation spot in Martha’s Vineyard, then went to the golf course. Seems like he had a great time. Such a great time that he returned to the Farm Neck Golf Club—sorry, membership is full—the next day. Technically, Obama’s vacation began on August 9. It is scheduled to end on Sunday, August 24. With the exception of a two-day interlude in D.C., it has been

Obama´s ´Post Foley´ Golf Game Less
About The Optics Of Leadership And More
About A Failure To Grasp Our Collective Pain
Forbes, by Rick Unger    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 5:23:43 AM     Post Reply
As readers of this column know, I tend to favor the political and policy positions put forth by President Barack Obama and his administration. (Snip)Because most of the Americans whom the President represents would very much have liked to have been in the presence of the Foley family if only to give them a hug and personally express deep condolences. While most of us couldn’t do that, the President could have—and should have—done it for us. I know the President placed a call to the family earlier in the day. And, on a day when the President’s normal duties would

Obama’s Made-for-TV Worldview
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 5:15:11 AM     Post Reply
Does the president think the world is a TV show? One of the things you learn watching television as a kid is that the hero wins. No matter how dire things look, the star is going to be okay. MacGyver always defuses the bomb with some saltwater taffy before the timer reaches zero. There was no way Fonzie was going to mess up his water-ski jump and get devoured by sharks. Life doesn’t actually work like that. That’s one reason HBO’s Game of Thrones is so compelling. Despite being set in an absurd fantasy world of giants, dragons, and ice zombies, it’s

No Reply from America?
Weekly Standard, by William Kristol    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 5:02:25 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, August 19, an American citizen, James Foley, was savagely killed. The group of jihadists known as ISIL had previously killed and brutalized tens of thousands of non-Americans. But they killed Foley because he was an American. They titled the grotesque video of this particular act of barbarism “A message to America.” On Wednesday, the president of the United States of America spoke. It would have been fitting if he had delivered a reply from America. It would have been proper if his reply to the savages who killed James Foley had been that they would be hearing from

What Will Happen to
Officer Darren Wilson?
American Spectator, by Aaron Goldstein    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 4:57:34 AM     Post Reply
A grand jury has convened to determine what charges, if any, will be brought against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown earlier this month. Over at The New Republic, Yishai Schwartz argues that a conviction against Wilson is impossible because of Missouri´s self defense laws: In other states, claims of self-defense need to be proven as more likely than not, or in legal speak, to a “preponderance of the evidence.” It’s still the state’s obligation to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the defendant actually killed the victim. But once that’s established, the prosecution doesn’t

Prosecutors have not spoken
to Darren Wilson yet
Washington Post, by Mark Berman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 4:47:39 AM     Post Reply
A spokesman for ?St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said he would not comment on reports that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson suffered a fractured eye bone during Wilson’s confrontation with Michael Brown that ended with the officer shooting and killing the unarmed teen. “We do not comment on any evidence in the case, and that would include the officer’s injuries,” said Ed Magee. Magee said that prosecutors have not received any medical records relating to Wilson so far. ?But he said that since Wilson was taken to the hospital, they assume there are medical records and they just haven’t received them

Clintonphobia: Why No Democrat
Wants to Run Against Hillary
Atlantic, by Peter Beinart    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 4:43:00 AM     Post Reply
The mystery of the 2016 Democratic presidential race isn’t why Hillary Clinton seems likely to run. She’s ambitious, qualified, too old to wait another four years and well positioned to win. Why wouldn’t she run? The mystery is why she has no real competition. So far, none of the Democrats who could seriously challenge Clinton—Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Cuomo, Deval Patrick—have shown any interest. The candidates who have—Brian Schweitzer, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders—are too weak to arouse much media attention or donor support. On Tuesday, The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake ran through the reasons various potential challengers seemed disinclined to run: Warren has

Lead Investigator: Perry Was Not Under
Investigation When He Tried to Get
Travis County’s Drunk DA to Resign
PJ Media, by Bryan Preston    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/22/2014 4:40:15 AM     Post Reply
The Texas Democratic Party and its operatives have tried to build a defense of their indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. According to that narrative, Perry tried to get Lehmberg removed because the Travis County Public Integrity Unit was circling around the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. There were allegations of crony corruption in CPRIT. According to the Democrat narrative, the suspicion of crony corruption had the PIU looking into Perry and several close associates. So, according to this narrative, Perry wanted to push Lehmberg out as Travis County district attorney, so he could appoint her successor and get

How Farmers’ Almanac´s
figure out Mother Nature
Fox News, by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/21/2014 4:10:39 PM     Post Reply
It’s been said that you can’t fight Mother Nature. And no one can quite figure her out, either. But for close to 300 years, varying incarnations of the annual farmer’s almanac have tried to do just that, and then some. But is it really relevant to the 21st Century? Its supporters certainly think so. One of the first almanacs, Poor Richard’s Almanack, was published by Benjamin Franklin, under the pen name “Richard Saunders,” from 1732-1758. And today, despite all of the scientific advances in long-term weather prediction formulae and technology, it continues to claim an 80 percent accuracy rate in foretelling Mother

Bring Back The Welfare Stigma
The Federalist, by Daniel Payne    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/21/2014 4:06:52 PM     Post Reply
The public schools in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia, are not known for superb quality—one of them had so pandemic a rodent infestation that it was subsequently overrun by snakes—but give the incompetent buffoons some credit. They know a good handout when they see it: Richmond Public Schools (RPS) recently signed on to a federal program that “encourages school districts to feed everyone by eliminating many of the restrictions in the National School Lunch Program.” It’s bad enough that we’ll have more students belly up to the government food trough (if you’ve never had a taste of “free” government lunch, consider

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Fist bump: Furious reactions to Obama´s joyful
5-hour golf game overshadow his 5-minute ISIS
speech as he teed off IMMEDIATELY after condemning
American photojournalist James Foley´s executioners

78 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/21/2014 6:04:28 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama reacted to the on-camera slaying of photojournalist James Foley for five minutes on Wednesday, telling a global audience that ´when people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.´ Minutes later he began a five-hour round at Farm Neck Golf Course on Martha´s Vineyard for his seventh visit to the links, so far, during a vacation that began August 9. The decision brought a chorus of condemnation from TV commentators, journalists, conservative partisans and Twitter denizens – and even an unintentional slap from the left-leaning New York Times. Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters

Terrorist horror, then golf:
Incongruity fuels Obama critics

48 replie(s)
New York Times, by Peter Baker and Julie Hirschfeld Davis    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 8/22/2014 5:49:46 AM     Post Reply
He had just hung up the telephone with the devastated parents before heading in front of the cameras. Unusually emotional, President Obama declared himself “heartbroken” by the brutal murder of an American journalist, James Foley, and vowed to “be relentless” against Islamic radicals threatening to kill another American. But as soon as the cameras went off, Mr. Obama headed to his favorite golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind. He spent the rest of the afternoon on the links even as a firestorm of criticism erupted over

Obama Stands Alone: Even the media are
baffled by his deepening isolation

41 replie(s)
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 8/22/2014 7:23:21 AM     Post Reply
President Obama has few remaining friends—either in his own party or in the media.That’s the unmistakable conclusion of two pieces this week in the New York Times. Just about everyone, it seems, is down on his single, solitary nature.I’ve been saying for a year now that the president’s liberal media allies have soured on him. It started with the ObamaCare debacle and continued through his seeming passivity or slow reaction time in the wake of the VA scandal, the Bowe Bergdahl mess, the military collapse in Iraq and so on. At this point they’re basically Waiting for Hillary. What is striking

Missouri cop was badly beaten before,
shooting Michael Brown, says source

40 replie(s)
Fox News, by Hollie McKay    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 8/21/2014 7:03:20 AM     Post Reply
Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer whose fatal shooting of Michael Brown touched off more than a week of demonstrations, suffered severe facial injuries, including an orbital (eye socket) fracture, and was nearly beaten unconscious by Brown moments before firing his gun, a source close to the department´s top brass told FoxNews.com. “The Assistant (Police) Chief took him to the hospital, his face all swollen on one side,” said the insider. “He was beaten very severely.” According to the well-placed source, Wilson was coming off another case in the neighborhood on Aug. 9 when he ordered Michael Brown and

Team Obama reveals that
it tried to rescue Foley

34 replie(s)
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/20/2014 10:56:20 PM     Post Reply
When it comes to combatting ISIS, the Obama administration has precious few successes to talk about. So today it touted a failure: U.S. Special Operations forces staged an unsuccessful operation this summer to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans being held in Syria by Islamic State militants, according to senior Obama administration officials. The attempt, involving several dozen U.S. commandos, one of whom was injured in a fierce firefight with the militants, was the first known U.S. ground operation in Syria since the country’s descent into civil war. It came after at least six European hostages freed by the

Paul Ryan Suggests GOP
Candidates In Midterms Should
Run On Giving Illegals Citizenship

34 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/21/2014 11:31:18 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) suggested that Republican candidates in this year´s midterm elections should run on granting a pathway to citizenship for all of the country´s illegal immigrants. Ryan, who had reportedly been working behind the scenes with Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) to get House Republicans to support a broader immigration bill, said that he was "having problems" convincing conservatives to support immigration reform, which he said was "very important." In a Wednesday interview with Bloomberg News, Ryan said he supported a "path to legalization" for all of the country´s illegal immigrants. He said illegal immigrants should be able to "earn citizenship"

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender
is a ‘Mental Disorder’ – Sex Change is
‘Biologically Impossible’

28 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/20/2014 5:38:34 PM     Post Reply
Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion that their maleness

Holder opens criminal investigation
into American journalist´s beheading

27 replie(s)
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/21/2014 10:47:00 AM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that his Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation into the brutal execution by Islamic State militants of American journalist James Foley, in the latest move by the administration to use the criminal justice system to pursue terrorists. The announcement comes as the administration steps up its airstrike campaign against the same militant organization -- and mulls additional American boots on the ground in Iraq. Holder, during remarks in Washington, confirmed the "open criminal investigation" into Foley´s beheading, which was recorded and posted online this week. "Those who would perpetrate such acts need to understand something --

The Truth-O-Meter Says: Sarah Palin recaps
Rosemary Lehmberg´s purchase of 70-plus
bottles of vodka over 15 months

26 replie(s)
Politifact/Austin American Statesman, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 8/21/2014 2:33:41 PM     Post Reply
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin singled out the Democratic district attorney of Travis County after a special grand jury in the county indicted Republican Gov. Rick Perry. In an Aug. 17, 2014, commentary on the Fox News website, Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, noted the local official, Rosemary Lehmberg, previously "was busted for drunk driving with an open bottle of vodka in her car after a 911 call reported her endangering others (Snip)And was Palin right that Lehmberg, who has said she plans to serve out her term through 2016, bought six dozen bottles of vodka in a

The Islamic State’s campaign
of terror will take more
than words to stop

25 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/20/2014 10:47:01 PM     Post Reply
WITH EACH day, the barbarism of the Islamist extremists terrorizing Syria and Iraq becomes more evident — as does the need for the United States and its allies to act more vigorously to block their rise. On Tuesday the group that calls itself the Islamic State released a video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley . Mr. Foley, as President Obama said Wednesday, “reported from difficult and dangerous places. .?.?. [He] courageously told the stories of his fellow human beings.” One reason there has been so little outcry as more than 150,000 Syrians have been killed and millions

DiCaprio: ‘We must
put a price on carbon’

25 replie(s)
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Laura Barron-Lopez    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/21/2014 11:20:33 AM     Post Reply
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is narrating a new series about climate change that is being released ahead of a United Nations climate summit next month. DiCaprio, a staunch environmentalist, and Tree Media launched the Green World Rising series of short films, all centering around certain aspects of climate change. The first film in the series, titled "Carbon," calls for more federal action to control carbon dioxide pollution. “We cannot sit idly by and watch the fossil fuel industry make billions at our collective expense. We must put a price on carbon — now,” DiCaprio said in a statement. The eight-minute long

Bill Clinton Now Enjoys $1,000 Cigars
23 replie(s)
Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/21/2014 9:04:28 AM     Post Reply
Bill Clinton enjoys a Gurkha cigar, "the Rolls Royce of the cigar industry." He "loves the Gurkhas," Gurkha chief executive officer Kaizad Hansotia, maker of the HMR cigar, which stands for His Majesty´s Reserve. It is, according to Hansotia, "the world´s most expensive cigar." One box is $25,000 -- and the price will rise next year to $30,000. "The cigars are close to $1,000 each," says the cigar boss to Bloomberg. "People try to copy us a lot, but we have no competition," says Hansotia. "We tell everybody, please smoke a Cuban cigar. And then smoke our cigars. And once


Post Reply   Close thread 791848

Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.