BREAKING: New Emails Show Lois Lerner Was in Contact With DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups – Katie Pavlich

According to new IRS emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch, former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice in May 2013 about whether tax exempt groups could be criminally prosecuted for “lying” about political activity.

MORE  -  -  – BREAKING: New Emails Show Lois Lerner Was in Contact With DOJ About Prosecuting Tax Exempt Groups – Katie Pavlich.

Watch a Congressional Candidate Shoot Down a ‘Government Drone’ – NationalJournal.com

As a “government drone” hovers over Matt Rosendale, the Republican House candidate from Montana tells the camera what he thinks of government overreach, regulation, and “spying on our citizens.”

Then, standing in front of an ATV, Rosendale coolly puts a rifle to his shoulder, looks up through the sight and “downs” the drone with a single shot.

“The federal government is too big and too powerful,” Rosendale says. “I’m ready to stand tall for freedom and get Washington out of our lives,” he says.

Rosendale is trying to stand out in a five-way primary for Montana’s at-large seat in the House.

Sporting a barn jacket and a flattop buzz cut, the state senator lowers the rifle and pledges to get the feds off his constituents’ backs—or at least not hovering over their heads.

MORE  -  – (VIDEO)  -  -  Watch a Congressional Candidate Shoot Down a ‘Government Drone’ – NationalJournal.com.

Obama’s press secretary decorates home with Soviet propaganda

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via Obama’s press secretary decorates home with Soviet propaganda.

ObamaCommunist_250pxWhite House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his family are featured in a worshipful profile in this month’s Washingtonian magazine.

It’s the sort of adoring journalistic exercise reserved for only the most handsome of the power elite. In it you can find out details about the Carney dog (a cousin to presidential pooch Sonny!), and how much the press secretary’s tie costs ($135).

But keen observers may notice the kitchen decor in the photo: Soviet propaganda posters. They really are the perfect pop of color whether you are the dour and sincere Nikita Khrushchev or the cheeky press-wrangler for a president who is constantly accused of being a socialist himself. –Michael Brendan Dougherty


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NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years – Bloomberg

The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.

The agency’s reported decision to keep the bug secret in pursuit of national security interests threatens to renew the rancorous debate over the role of the government’s top computer experts. The NSA, after declining to comment on the report, subsequently denied that it was aware of Heartbleed until the vulnerability was made public by a private security report earlier this month.

“Reports that NSA or any other part of the government were aware of the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability before 2014 are wrong,” according to an e-mailed statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

MORE  -  -  -  NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years – Bloomberg.

‘Can’t breathe’: Sebelius’ ‘perfect’ farewell ‘glitch’ is comedy gold [video, Photoshop]

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Sucks to be her.

During her farewell speech this morning, Kathleen Sebelius got a timely visit from the Metaphor Fairy:

We couldn’t’ve written something that good.

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Birds going up in smoke at Ivanpah solar project

Where is the environmentalist outcry over the deaths of these insects and birds?

Could it have something to do with the deaths being caused by solar energy?

Sometimes the hypocrisy is blinding. Environmentalists will stop the building of a home on private property in the name of saving a frog, but the killing of insects, birds and other mammals is a-okay if it’s for an environmental cause they support.


A new report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has labeled BrightSource Energy’s Ivanpah project a “mega-trap” for insects and birds that may get singed or in some cases, burned alive flying through the intense solar radiation reflecting off the thousands of mirrors surrounding three solar towers at the plant in eastern San Bernardino County.

The Center for Biological Diversity posted the report to the California Energy Commission website on Monday as part of its testimony opposing BrightSource’s 500-megawatt Palen project, located east of the Coachella Valley, which would use similar technology — soaring solar towers surrounded by thousands of reflecting mirrors.

Read the report

“Although not analyzed in detail, there was also significant bat and insect mortality at the Ivanpah site, including monarch butterflies,” the report said. “It appears that Ivanpah may act as a ‘mega-trap,’ (original emphasis) attracting insect-eating birds, which are incapacitated by solar flux injury, thus attracting predators and creating an entire food chain vulnerable to injury and death.”

MORE  -  -  – Birds going up in smoke at Ivanpah solar project.

▶ What is Social Justice? – YouTube

▶ What is Social Justice? – YouTube.

“Social Justice” is a term you hear almost every day. But did you ever hear anybody define what it actually means? Jonah Goldberg of the American Enterprise Institute tries to pin this catchall phrase to the wall. In doing so, he exposes the not-so-hidden agenda of those who use it. What sounds so caring and noble turns out to be something very different.

Rev. Al Sharpton is a former paid FBI informant: report – Washington Times

via Rev. Al Sharpton is a former paid FBI informant: report – Washington Times.

An explosive new report by The Smoking Gun claims that the Rev. Al Sharpton is a former paid FBI informant.

The report published Monday claims that Mr. Sharpton regularly interacted with members of four of New York City’s five organized crime families, specifically leaders of the Genovese family, and he secretly recorded their conversations.

Mr. Sharpton was known by the FBI as “CI-7” — short for confidential informant No. 7 — and began working for the agency in the mid-1980s, the report said.

From the report: “[The Smoking Gun’s] account of Sharpton’s secret life as ‘CI-7’ is based on hundreds of pages of confidential FBIaffidavits, documents released by the bureau in response to Freedom of Information Act requests, court records and extensive interviews with six members of the Genovese squad, as well as other law enforcement officials to whom the activist provided assistance.

“Records obtained by TSG show that information gathered by Sharpton was used by federal investigators to help secure court authorization to bug two Genovese family social clubs, including Gigante’s Greenwich Village headquarters, three autos used by crime family leaders and more than a dozen phone lines.”

 

Connecticut weekend gun rally features game-changing speech, fired-up crowd – BizPac Review

It was ignored by all but the local media, but thousands of gun rights supporters joined ranks in Connecticut’s capital over the weekend in a rally to demand lawmakers repeal the state’s law banning so-called “assault weapons” from private hands.

MORE  -  -  – Connecticut weekend gun rally features game-changing speech, fired-up crowd – BizPac Review.

Audio released in ugly Alan Grayson battle: Wife claims he’s been hitting her for years – BizPac Review

Following last month’s domestic disturbance involving U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., his wife told detectives the bombastic lawmaker had been hitting her “for years” and was trying to kill her.

A copy of Lolita Grayson‘s interview with local detectives after the incident in March was obtained by WFTV, documenting the allegations of spousal abuse.

“I’m done. My husband has always been hitting me for years,” she told police, according to the local ABC affiliate. “He’s been hitting me a lot. I’ve been so quiet for years.”

MORE  -  -  – Audio released in ugly Alan Grayson battle: Wife claims he’s been hitting her for years – BizPac Review.

Harry Reid Took Money from Koch Lobbyist | Washington Free Beacon

Add Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) to the list of Senate Democrats who have benefitted from Koch money. In fact, he might as well pay one of his grandchildren to stitch Koch insignias onto his suit to denote their sponsorship:

According to campaign finance records, former Koch Industries lobbyist Robert P. Hall III donated $500 to Reid’s campaign in 2003.

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Hall worked for Koch Industries from 1998 to 2004, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He was previously a lobbyist for INVISTA, the Koch Industries subsidiary that Democrats are targeting in their latest campaign to “other” the Koch brothers. Hall currently lobbies for General Electric, the chief sponsor of explanatory journalism website Vox.com. Coincidence? Maybe.

In public, Reid has attacked the Kochs as “un-American” and “against everything that’s good for America.” This is not surprising, however, given the fact that Reid is a raging hypocrite.

MORE  -  -  – Harry Reid Took Money from Koch Lobbyist | Washington Free Beacon.

DailyTech – Cities to Carpoolers: Sharing Your Car is Illegal, We Will Seize Your Cars

 

Taxi unions say government regulation is essential to “safeguard” the public from itself

The U.S. isn’t exactly a “free market” at times, with outright bribery — condoned by the U.S. judicial system — or collusive public-private cartels leading to some products and services being banned from the market.  Just ask Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) whose electric vehicles have been banned from sale in many states.  That debacle arose due to the fact that Tesla has no dealerships and fearful dealership lobbyists banded together to pay off state politicians to ban direct auto sales.

I. Carpooling Gets Digital Era Makeover

Now the same principle is being applied to stymie the emergency of another set of companies in the transportation sector — cloud-driven ride-sharing services.

Ridesharing — also known as carpooling — involves members of the public contacting each other via a smartphone or PC internet networking service and arranging to ferry each other to various destinations for fees.  The practice in informal form is almost as old as the automobile itself, but in the digital age app-enabled ridesharing has seen an explosion in interest, threatening the commercial taxicab industry and the city officials who depend on that industry for revenue.

MORE  -  -  – DailyTech – Cities to Carpoolers: Sharing Your Car is Illegal, We Will Seize Your Cars.

Global warming comment sets off tempest at IDEM

This is science as religion.


Keith Baugues is not a scientist, but that didn’t stop him on a recent wintry day from expressing skepticism about global warming — something that is broadly accepted in the scientific community.

After weeks of heavy snow and freezing air, he had had enough. He took to a governmnent message board one day in February, complaining that his normal 45-minute commute had turned into a painful three-hour slog. “Anyone who says global warming is obviously suffering from frostbite,” he wrote.

Baugues would later say he was only joking. But he wasn’t just any government bureaucrat. Baugues is assistant commissioner in the Office of Air Quality in the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the man in charge of cleaning up Indiana’s air.

In a state that traditionally ranks near the top for pollution and coal production — both of which are thought to contribute to global warming — his words rubbed his own employees the wrong way.

Reaction was swift, according to remarks posted to the message board reviewed by The Indianapolis Star. Several IDEM staff members wrote that the comment flew in the face of nearly unanimous scientific consensus and offended and embarrassed them.

“Either support consensus science or please keep your opinions to yourself. The rest of us are embarrassed by your unwillingness to accept what is happening,” one worker wrote.

via Global warming comment sets off tempest at IDEM.

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Sues Glenn Beck for Defamation | Mediaite

In the aftermath of last year’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, Glenn Beck publicly and vocally accused Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, a 20-year-old Saudi Arabian student who was injured at the marathon, of funding and participating in the attacks. That turned out to be very much untrue. Now, nearly a year after the bombing, Alharbi is suing the radio host and his parent companies for defamation.

A week after the marathon Beck told his audience that he was absolutely certain that Alharbi was behind the attacks, and refused to relent even after FBI officials investigated Alharbi and declared him innocent. According to the complaint, Beck “repeatedly questioned the motives of federal officials in failing to pursue or detain Alharbi and repeatedly suggested that Alharbi had engaged in wrongful and criminal activity…but was being protected by the wrongful acts of others covering up those crimes on his behalf.”

MORE  -  -  – Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Sues Glenn Beck for Defamation | Mediaite.

▶ Putin & Sarah Palin Phone Call on “Tonight Show” – YouTube

Vladimir Putin calls Sarah Palin to chat about her prediction that he’d invade Ukraine.


via ▶ Putin & Sarah Palin Phone Call on “Tonight Show” – YouTube.

Employers Say Obamacare Will Cost Them $5,000 More Per Employee | Washington Free Beacon

Obamacare will cost large companies between $4,800 and $5,900 more per employee and add hundreds of millions to their overhead, according to a new survey.

The American Health Policy Institute conducted a confidential survey of 100 large employers—those with 10,000 or more employees—asking what costs they expect to incur from Obamacare over the next decade.

Factoring in the health care law’s added mandates, fees, and regulatory burdens, employers anticipate cost hikes between $163 million and $200 million in 2016, a 4.3 percent increase. By 2023, employers will be paying 8.4 percent more than “what they would otherwise be spending” for their employees’ health care.

MORE  -  -  – Employers Say Obamacare Will Cost Them $5,000 More Per Employee | Washington Free Beacon.

Report: EPA tested deadly pollutants on humans to push agenda | The Daily Caller

The Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting dangerous experiments on humans over the past few years in order to justify more onerous clean air regulations.

The agency conducted tests on people with health issues and the elderly, exposing them to high levels of potentially lethal pollutants, without disclosing the risks of cancer and death, according to a newly released government report.

These experiments exposed people, including those with asthma and heart problems, to dangerously high levels of toxic pollutants, including diesel fumes, reads a EPA inspector general report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The EPA also exposed people with health issues to levels of pollutants up to 50 times greater than the agency says is safe for humans.

MORE  -  -  – Report: EPA tested deadly pollutants on humans to push agenda | The Daily Caller.

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Michelle Malkin | » Dear Mr. Colbert: Me so stupid. You so funny!

Question: Who are the most prominent, public purveyors of Asian stereotypes and ethnic language-mocking in America?

The right answer is liberal Hollywood and Democrats.

The wrong and slanderous answer is conservatives, which is what liberal performance artist/illegal alien amnesty lobbyist Stephen Colbert wants Americans to believe. Last week on his Comedy Central cable show, Colbert resurrected his “satirical” 2005 “Ching Chong Ding Dong” skit, in which he speaks in pidgin English with a grossly exaggerated accent. He used it in a bone-headed attempt to ridicule Republican football team owner Dan Snyder and others who defend the Washington Redskins’ name.

Oh, I ruv tea. It’s so good for you. You so pretty, American girl,” Colbert in his conservative talk show host persona jibber-jabbers in the 2005 segment. “You come here. You kiss my tea make her sweet. I need no sugar when you around. Come on my rickshaw, I give you a ride to Bangkok.” Forward to 2014: To mock Snyder’s recent creation of a foundation to benefit Native Americans, Colbert replayed the skit and jeered in character that he was “willing to show the Asian community that I care by introducing the Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.”

MORE  -  -  – Michelle Malkin | » Dear Mr. Colbert: Me so stupid. You so funny!.

Glenn Beck Sued for Defamation Over His ’212 3B’ Boston Marathon Bombing Conspiracy Theory | Right Wing Watch

Following the bombing at the Boston Marathon last year, Glenn Beck went on a personal crusade to prove that the Obama administration was engaged in a massive cover-up of the role that an al Qaeda operative played in the attack and was doing so for the benefit of the Saudi Arabian government.

Beck infamously gave the US government three days to come clean about the cover-up before he exposed it on his network. When those three days passed, Beck launched into a full-scale campaign to prove that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, who was injured in the bombing, was actually an al Qaeda “control agent” and the “money man” who financed the operation and recruited the Tsarnaev brothers to carry it out.

MORE  -  -  – Glenn Beck Sued for Defamation Over His ’212 3B’ Boston Marathon Bombing Conspiracy Theory | Right Wing Watch.

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