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DickMcfartin

Ice climber
soewhere over the rainbow....
May 14, 2013 - 07:08am PT
Liberal all day,

And i have a big problem with this behavior..

Guns are another story. I don't think we should take them away however it is a sad state of affairs when we refuse to make amendments to a very very broken applications system.

I edited the above after i was corrected...
jghedge

climber
May 14, 2013 - 07:37am PT

"i won't hold my breath for the liberal outrage over wiretapping"


I wouldn't either - especially considering that you apparently can't tell the difference between phone records, and listening in on phone calls.

See, Bookie, the problem is, none of the right's charges ever stick, because you guys always overplay your hand, like you did above, and end up looking foolish and uninformed about the facts - like you did above.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 14, 2013 - 09:12am PT
President Obama expressed anger Monday at recent revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative non-profit groups for increased scrutiny during his first term. “If you have the IRS operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrageous,” Obama said. “It is contrary to our traditions.”

By traditions, he presumably meant the nation’s laws, which for decades have held that the federal government cannot target specific groups or individuals for tax enforcement without cause. But the IRS has a long history of disregarding this tradition.

For much of the post-war period, the agency has failed to meet its mission of neutrality, bowing to political pressure and resisting repeated attempts at internal reforms. On multiple occasions, it has become embroiled in scandal due to exactly the sort of behavior that senior IRS officials now admit occurred between 2010 and 2012.



Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2013/05/14/anger-over-irs-audits-of-conservatives-anchored-in-long-history-of-abuse/#ixzz2THg9ES1O






edit: On the topic of warantless wire tapping, I have an Iranian friend who occasionally calls me from IRAN. I wonder if those conversations are recorded and or spied upon.?
jghedge

climber
May 14, 2013 - 10:14am PT

But why wouldn't the Tea Party, who named themselves after a tax revolt, attract IRS scrutiny?

If a group named Nuke Manhattan was investigated by DHS, would wingnuts start freaking out?
jghedge

climber
May 14, 2013 - 12:00pm PT
Uh oh

Benghazi Email Used As Proof Of Cover-Up Proven False - Fabricated By ABC Reporter

http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/14/cnn-exclusive-white-house-email-contradicts-benghazi-leaks/

Note this is from Jake Tapper, probably the most aggressive Benghazi journalist out there.


ABC based it's story that a cover-up took place on a fabricated email.




dirtbag

climber
May 14, 2013 - 12:11pm PT
If the IRS targeted these groups because of their politics then that is inexcusable. But this story just broke and we only have a few pieces of the puzzle so none of us, frankly, have any idea what he hell happened
dirtbag

climber
May 14, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
Fabricated? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!
jghedge

climber
May 14, 2013 - 12:32pm PT

Who Doctored A WH Email?

http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/who_doctored_a_white_house_email/


Was ABC News used by someone with an ax to grind against the State Department? It looks possible. A key email in its “scoop” that the administration’s “talking points” on Benghazi had been changed a dozen times came from White House national security communications adviser Ben Rhodes. It seemed to confirm that the White House wanted the talking points changed to protect all agencies’ interests, “including those of the State Department,” in the words of the email allegedly sent by Rhodes.

But CNN’s Jake Tapper reveals that Rhodes’ email didn’t mention the State Department, and doesn’t even seem to implicitly reference it. The email as published by Karl differs significantly from the original obtained by Tapper.

Significantly, the Rhodes email doesn’t even mention the controversial Benghazi talking points. Reporting by Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard paraphrased Rhodes’ email the same way – to depict him jumping in behind Nuland and protecting the interests of the State Department. Some on the right have suggested Karl and Tapper might be talking about two different emails, but in the ABC and CNN stories, the emails are dated identically, 9/14/12 at 9:34 p.m.


Tapper provides the original; Karl did not.


Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 14, 2013 - 12:56pm PT
Senator Heller and many others are joining in rejecting the increased monies to the IRS for additional agents until their behavior improves.. 440 million should be held back from the IRS over the deepening crap pile it is now shown to be.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
May 14, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
I've never understood why people use the word monies instead of money.

jghedge

climber
May 14, 2013 - 01:58pm PT

ABC Now Admits Reporter Fabricated Quote It Based Cover-Up Story On

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/cnn-leaked-benghazi-email-edited-to-focus-on


ABC: "A spokesman for ABC News says, “Assuming the email cited by Jake Tapper is accurate, it is consistent with the summary quoted by Jon Karl.


Except that the "summary" wasn't reported as being a summary - it was reported as being the actual text of the email.

And there is, of course, no such thing as "quoting" a summary. Karl wrote it, so he wasn't "quoting" anything.



Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 14, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
monies referring to multiple sources/accounts..
jghedge

climber
May 14, 2013 - 02:07pm PT

He means why use "monies" when "money" is already plural.

Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
May 14, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
as in a penny is money

but a penny is not monies

damn, have we come to this?

nothing better to talk about, hey for once that is a good thing, carry on!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 14, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Nonsense Norton, i just won a five dollar bill on the predictability of hedgepuss. Capitalism at work..;-)
jghedge

climber
May 14, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
So now you get to stock up on cat food again? Good for you!

Credit: jghedge

Bon Appetit!
rSin

Trad climber
calif
May 14, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
and soon youll also be fighting the deficit with your each and every purchase!
jghedge

climber
May 14, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
ABC Reporter Now Admits Lying About WH Email

http://www.ibtimes.com/abc-news-under-fire-cnn-twitter-allegedly-doctored-benghazi-email-1258819

Karl posted a response to Tapper’s criticism, stating that he was not quoting the email directly but “quoting verbatim a source who reviewed the original documents and shared detailed notes.”


But here's what he wrote in his original story about that email:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/exclusive-benghazi-talking-points-underwent-12-revisions-scrubbed-of-terror-references/

In an email dated 9/14/12 at 9:34 p.m. — three days after the attack and two days before Ambassador Rice appeared on the Sunday shows – Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes wrote an email saying the State Department’s concerns needed to be addressed.

“We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation. We thus will work through the talking points tomorrow morning at the Deputies Committee meeting.”


ABC Reporter Jon Karl now admits the above quote was not in the email, even though his story explicitly states that it was, and that Deputy NSA Advisor Rhodes wrote it.
rSin

Trad climber
calif
May 14, 2013 - 03:18pm PT


Republicans In Congress Killed A Media Shield Law That Would Have Protected The Associated Press

The defeated bill would have required approval from a federal court before reporters’ phone records were subpoenaed. Darrell Issa, who condemned the AP subpoena Monday, was one of only 21 House Members to vote against the bill.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/nycsouthpaw/gop-congressmen-killed-a-media-shield-law-that-wou-4xje
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 14, 2013 - 03:47pm PT
It's hilarious to see the Republicans on the same side as the AP.

But I doubt any of them are laughing, because they seem to have no comprehension of irony.


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