Libertarians: Quietly plotting to take over America – AND LEAVE YOU ALONE !
Here’s What Jay Carney told TheBlaze About the Newly Released IRS E-Mails
In the immortal words of that great WW-2 philosopher, Sergeant Schultz, “I KNOW NOTH-THING, NOTHING” !!!
Veterans scandal risks engulfing Obama
Hillary, Kerry Broke Law That Could Have Prevented Criminal Immigrant Releases
Congressman Andy Barr (R KY): Holding the IRS Accountable
Knowing of your interest in the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) alleged systematic targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, I wanted to send you an update regarding the subsequent congressional actions taken to hold IRS officials accountable. I hope you find this update informative.
In February 2012, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform began investigating allegations that the IRS systematically targeted and unfairly scrutinized conservative groups and organizations seeking 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status. As you may know, Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code permits incorporation of organizations that meet certain criteria and focus on advancing “social welfare” goals. Organizations granted 501(c)(4) status are not subject to federal income tax. However, documents leaked from the IRS indicate that senior IRS officials, and specifically Director of IRS Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner, were actively discriminating against applications from conservative organizations by obstructing and or delaying the 501(c)(4) approval of these groups.
I believe the American people deserve fair and equal treatment from their government regardless of their political views. The IRS failed to live up to this standard when it targeted these groups based on their names and ideology. In response to these revelations, committees of the U.S. House of Representatives have painstakingly gathered information about the IRS’s targeting. Committee investigators have interviewed dozens of IRS and Treasury Department employees, analyzed hundreds of thousands of documents, issued two reports, and held multiple hearings on the scandal. While we know a lot about the IRS’s misconduct, key questions remain unanswered.
For these reasons, on May 9, 2014, I voted in favor of holding Ms. Lerner in contempt of Congress for her refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Ms. Lerner’s testimony remains critical to the Committee’s investigation and I believe her cooperation is an important step toward moving this forward and restoring the American people’s confidence in the IRS. Our citizens must be reassured that government officials are held accountable when they abuse their power and betray public trust by depriving Americans of their Constitutional right to participate in our democracy, regardless of their political beliefs. Please know that I will continue to monitor the ongoing investigation in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
I hope you will never hesitate to contact my office if we can ever be of assistance. For example, if you are facing a challenge working with a federal agency or would like to get together with me or my staff, please be in touch with my office in Lexington or visit us during the regular office hours we hold in your county. A list of my office hours can be found on my website at www.barr.house.gov.
If you plan to visit our nation’s capital, my office can be of assistance scheduling tours of the Capitol building and other historic landmarks. You can find out more about other services my office provides on my website as well.
Finally, if you would like to stay informed on what is happening in Washington, DC and around the Sixth Congressional District, I encourage you to sign up to receive my e-newsletter by visiting https://barr.house.gov/ENews.
Matt Bevin: There is a “hunger for change” in Kentucky
Matt Bevin’s Response to the Glenn Beck Interview (above)
Did you hear me on the radio with Glenn Beck this morning? He understands the importance of this race for our country. He called it “game changing” and I agree with him!
I couldn’t believe it when Glenn said, “Matt Bevin is the closest thing to a founder I’ve ever met in a candidate, with the possible exception of Mike Lee.”
Wow! I was moved to hear him make such a comparison. What an inspirational thing for Glenn to say. I am humbled to be put in the same category with someone as principled as Senator Mike Lee, but to be compared to our Founding Fathers… was quite simply overwhelming.
I am honored that Glenn thinks that way about me, but it’s not just me. It’s the patriots, like you and me, across this land rising up and taking a stand for what we believe in. We are at a pivotal time in our nation’s history and I am compelled to do all I can to restore this nation to greatness.
Missouri Lawmakers Pass Bill to Arm Teachers, Lowers Carry Age from 21 to 19
Harry Reid Displays Appalling Contempt for the First Amendment
Freedom of Speech?
We don’t need no stinkin’ Freedom of Speech !!!
FCC Moves Forward With ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules
Another assault on our FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS !!!
The Clever Way a Web Guru Is Protesting Net Neutrality
MORE Layoffs Due to ObamaCare
Thanks to Obamacare, Your Tax Dollars Are Rewarding Failure
Not one person during the 2014 enrollment period was registered successfully online via Oregon’s exchange. That’s right, Cover Oregon, at $305 million the third-most-expensive state-based exchange in the country, couldn’t figure out how to register one person via its website.
What you don’t know about the American Spring movement
What Rand Paul Is Really Saying About Voter ID
“There was a time in our history when the vote was suppressed. Actually, it was mostly by Democrats back then. But for some reason, [many Americans] think Republicans are a part of this historical suppression of the African-American vote. They think this is just another ploy. So that is the perception. I don’t think that is the truth at all. But because it is perceived that way, we need to be aware of people’s feelings.”
Allen West: I’m Considering Running for President
Ben Carson Said He’d Run for President if He ‘Felt Called by God’ — Well, Guess What
I think either Alan West and Ben Carson would make an EXCELLENT President! They are definitely on my “short-list” to support after Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.
But I still can’t decide between Ted and Rand.
Bill O’Reilly on America’s Race Problem – LISTEN TO THIS !!!
I first became aware of the ratio of Blacks to Whites committing crimes in the late 1960s. I was a darkroom technician at a commercial photo lab owned by a deputy sheriff. The owner had the contract to develop and print all of the “mug shots” for a large county sheriff’s department. This was my job the first thing every morning. I was totally amazed by the number of crimes committed by Blacks as opposed to Whites !!!
I understand that not all people initially arrested and photographed are guilty – but even if HALF are innocent, the ratio is STILL THE SAME !!!
IT IS AMAZING, AND NO ONE HAS HAD THE GUTS TO SAY IT UNTIL BILL O’REILLY !!!
Government Opening Free Gas Stations in Poor Neighborhoods
In the words of Nancy Pelosi – “We have to pass it to find out what is in it”.
Look what’s in it.
The $2 billion-a-year program aims to distribute40 million gallons of free gasoline each year through 70 new gas stations constructed in major metropolitan areas. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) will be responsible for operating the network, whose first station opened yesterday in Detroit.
“It’s not something we’re publicizing very much, for obvious reasons,” explains Dori Salcido, assistant DHS secretary for public affairs. “But under the law we are well within our rights to offer this service, and we think it’s good public policy.
“How are people supposed to get to the doctor’s office if they don’t have gas in their cars? Health insurance is worthless if you can’t make your appointment. This is just another fine example of government stepping in and solving big problems.”
No Gas for You
Although some developing oil-rich nations like Venezuela and Indonesia subsidize gasoline for the poor, the practice has never before been tried in the United States. The plans are proving controversial with some taxpayers who are loathe to see their money go to subsidize others.
“So basically I’m being punished for not living in the ghetto,” says Colin Blair, a white person from the affluent Detroit
suburb of Farmington Hills. “I have three kids and a mortgage. Life isn’t cheap for me either. I could use some free gasoline too.”
An investigation into the station’s operations, however, reveals that Blair is unlikely to be able to use the service.� Supposedly access to the station is determined by income,” says Ebony Jackson, manager of the first Obama station. “But it’s pretty unrealistic to do an income check on each and every driver. So what we do is basically let all the black people pump for free, and charge all the white people the market rate.”
Ukraine crisis in space: US takes on the Russians, only this time it’s over the International Space Station
Are you surprised? What did you think would happen when Obama changed NASA’s priorities from space exploration to MAKING MUSLIMS FEEL GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES ??? !!!
Sen. Rand Paul Opposes the Nomination of David Barron
President Obama has nominated David Barron, a Harvard law professor and former acting assistant attorney general, to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
While he was an official in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, Mr. Barron wrote at least two legal memos justifying the execution of American citizens abroad without a trial.
On April 30, I wrote to the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, urging him to delay this nomination, pending a court-ordered disclosure of the first memo I knew about. Since that letter, I have learned more. The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter to all senators on May 6, noting that in the view of the Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman, Dianne Feinstein, “there are at least eleven OLC opinions on the targeted killing or drone program.” It has not been established whether Mr. Barron wrote all those memos, but we do know that his controversial classified opinions provided the President with a legal argument and justification to target an American citizen for execution without a trial by jury or due process.
Since then, I’ve read David Barron’s memos concerning the legal justification for killing an American citizen overseas without a trial or legal representation, and I am not satisfied.
While the President forbids me from discussing what is in the memos, I can tell you what is not in the memos.
There is no valid legal precedent to justify the killing of an American citizen not engaged in combat. In fact, one can surmise as much because the legal question at hand has never been adjudicated. Therefore, I shall not only oppose the nomination of David Barron, but will filibuster.
Click HERE to read my statement in its entirety.
Click HERE to read my op-ed for the New York Times explaining my opposition to Barron’s nomination.
Senator Rand Paul Plans to Object to Federal Reserve Nominations
On Monday, I issued the following letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announcing my intent to object to the pending nominations to the Federal Reserve System unless S. 209, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, is also considered.
The American people have a right to know what this institution is doing with the nation’s money supply. The Federal Reserve does not need prolonged secrecy-it needs to be audited, and my bipartisan Federal Reserve Transparency Act will do just that.
The text of that letter can be found HERE. My entire statement can be found HERE.
When You Hear Where a Student Suspended for a BB Gun in His Car Had It Parked, You Might Scratch Your Head
Suspending a student for having a BB gun in his car OFF OF SCHOOL PROPERTY ??? What’s next? Suspending students for picking their noses in their own bedrooms ??? !!!
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ARE OVER-REACHING – THEIR AUTHORITY STOPS AT THE SCHOOL’S PROPERTY LINE !!!
Sign in Indiana storefront
“WE WOULD RATHER DO BUSINESS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA,
NANCY PELOSI, HARRY REID, ALL THE ELITES OF CONGRESS,
THE MASS MEDIA, AND HOLLYWOOD, THAN WITH
ONE CONSERVATIVE AMERICAN!”
This sign was prominently displayed in the window of a business in Whiting, Indiana.
You are probably outraged at the thought of such an inflammatory statement. However, we are a society which holds Freedom of Speech as perhaps our greatest liberty; and after all, it is just a sign.
You may ask, what kind of business would dare post such a sign?
Answer: Owen’s Funeral Home
( You gotta love it !!! )
Yours for a FREE AMERICA,
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” – Thomas Jefferson
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
OUR FAVORITE SONG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAYPN-1Yjt0
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:24pm
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:25pm
Time to take a well deserved break Oliver.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:33pm
Now that is the way Christians protest haters. I love it.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:30pm
a Conservative won the Cold War three decades late a Communist lost it !
Mar. 22, 2014 at 3:59pm
Sorry but it was more than ONE conservative. It was a winning over several presidencies that lead up to Reagan being the final nail in the coffin to it… And Obama isn’t Communist, that’d suggest he actually wants **** to work out for everyone (granted human nature shows it doesn’t work, right now)… He’s a socialist at heart. That socialist revived the vampire known as Russian Empire… only difference is that this time, it’s a Russian Orthodox Theocracy…
Mar. 22, 2014 at 4:35pm
Mar. 22, 2014 at 5:20pm
JP2 was a conservative?
Mar. 23, 2014 at 12:11am
Awesome post Vlad… Your meaning is clear, such as what you said about Russian Orthodox Theocracy… And your comment about human nature being not right now not working… And that thing about Obama not being a Communist but at heart a socialist… And your mention of the Westboro Baptist Church and ***** and their lack of employment.
Well said. And you have my admiration for being the only person on this website who knows an ellipsis is only three dots… Your next task is to learn how to express the completion of your thoughts rather than resort to an ellipsis, assuming the reader will conclude with the same idea you are unable to put into words…….
Mar. 23, 2014 at 1:28am
Americans have an amusing view of history. According to Americans, America won WW2. According to Americans, the Soviet Union fell not because of nationalism, economics, religion, or a combination of other socio-political factors, but because Captain America Reagan “beat” them. I guess that is what you get with a 3rd world education system that glorifies the state at every opportunity.
If you think the problems in the country started with Obama, then you are part of the problem.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:31pm
“We don’t know what they mean by that” ?????
When you hate everyone, I guess you assume everyone hates everyone.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:53pm
Great point dodgedart1966!!!
Out of the Ashes
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:06pm
Perhaps the message will sink it to some of them.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:11pm
i was just thinking something similar.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:13pm
Very true. Killing with Kindness would show them there is a path other than the hate they cling to.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 3:49pm
They don’t understand the sorry for your loss. That is because the leader was dead and that cant happen in their world so they ex communicated him before he died. So to them there was no loss.
These people are like hill billy’s that every state has. All KS and MO people 90% speak just like the reporter. So before you start saying, Them KS and MO people are screwed up!
The Big Mick
Mar. 22, 2014 at 4:02pm
And what evidence do you have “they hate everyone”?
What evidence do you have that their point about The Norming of Homosexuality has no value at all? What evidence do you have that The Republic is NOT being judged by God FOR its norming of Homosexuality? What evidence do you have that that Judgment CANNOT take the form of allowing The Republic to waste its Youth in Useless Wars?
I find the Premise that WBC was WRONG in their Actions toward grieving families to be a valid one, substantiatable, able to be cogently defended. I find the premise that they are heterodox on some of their Dogma equally so.
But I find these assumptions about the “hateful” nature of WBC to be JUST as “hateful” in exactly the same sense.
And I note that that is EXACTLY what the Prhomos* say about ANY dissent from the Norming of Sexual Perversion. The GruppenThink appears to allow only the dichotomy of “Love me, love my sexual perversion” or “You are a Hater!”
I find that discogent, rhetorically vapid, Morally Bankrupt and in general reprehensible.
Some of you need to think through your rhetoric here to what Theologian Francis Schaeffer calls “the logical outcomes of your presuppositions.”
Or is it your Moral and Intellectual Courage that is lacking?
Is this really just a craven: “See, See, I’m not like THOSE, people.”
Frack that she’ite to Gehenna.
*pro-homosexual promoting sexual deviancy.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 5:06pm
In my opinion ‘don’t know what is meant by that’ means since they lack compassion, they don’t recognize what it is when it is expressed to them.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:32pm
Best pro 2nd amendment argument I have ever seen. Irrefutable logic. Gets better as it goes on.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:39pm
Thanks Max it will come in handy.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 3:12pm
Thanks Beach ,very well done .The blaze needs these types of video and OFTEN instead tmz style stories they have been busy doing …
I LOVE the comparison she made with the “seat belts”
Mar. 22, 2014 at 4:11pm
When ugly is standing at your door and all you have in your hand is your @ick, you better hope it shoots bullets
Mar. 23, 2014 at 9:13am
Thanks Beach, that is one of the BEST pro 2nd videos I have seen.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:33pm
well played Gonzo 😉
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:37pm
They don’t understand what they are trying to say? That speaks volumes. There’s a lot that they don’t understand. The Bible would be one of those things, in my estimation.
Kudos to the counter-protesters for showing the other cheek.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:40pm
Countering hate with love. That is how it is done. Patience, perseverence, love. I need to work on all three.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:44pm
It’s called “killing them with kindness”. Hateful people such as the Westboro don’t know how to react to it. Their whole plan is to cause more hate and anger and when they don’t succeed they don’t know what to do.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:53pm
Hatred comes from Satan – NOT GOD. Let’s try to put this into perspective. I cannot judge this man who passed away and I cannot say if the blood of Jesus covered his hatred while he was on earth, but I can say that I will bet you my life that he is sorry he said a mean and/or hateful thing to anyone or about anything while alive and I will just bet, just like the rich man that was in Hell, that he wishes he could take it all back, especially those he influenced to be just like him. I hope his last seconds on earth were used in asking Jesus to forgive him for all that hate.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:50pm
I agree, TheBlaze is just another TMZ tabloid. What a disappointment.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 3:55pm
Why are you here, if you hate it so much? One has to mix light with dark, light with heavy, and so on and so forth.
But, if you are dead set on living in hell, may I recommend http://www.msnbc.com.
The Big Mick
Mar. 22, 2014 at 4:04pm
Perhaps, on some issues, but then, yourself accepted, the conversation is generally of a much higher tone.
Don’t let the screen door smack your joy hole on the way out.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 4:38pm
ZALZAN- GONZO Where do i go to get paid to spam the Blaze like you do ?????????
Mar. 22, 2014 at 4:50pm
Then find another blog. Maybe it’s because you’re afraid something good might rub off on you?
Mar. 22, 2014 at 8:16pm
Maybe you and gonzo should stick to the political new articles instead of wasting your time with posts such as this. TheBlaze is NOT strictly news and most of us don’t want it to be…
Mar. 23, 2014 at 1:07pm
Funny considering how many different subjects they cover, however because you found an article that doesn’t highlight what you want, it’s a tabloid site. Clearly.
You’re welcome to leave and start your own site if you want, as nobody wants you here.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:55pm
Mar. 22, 2014 at 1:55pm
But what about Kim and Kanye? What did they have for breakfast today and what are they going to wear to the grocery store? I need NEWS!
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:06pm
Being positive is for losers!!!
Lighten up guys. The haters were defeated with love. Priceless.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 5:50pm
“It did not appear they knew how to react.
“I don’t even know what they mean by what they are saying,” one member told KSHB-TV.”
Sad that a simple kind gesture seems so foreign to them.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 6:39pm
Can you imagine how angry the Westboro hate-leadership was to get counter-protested with a positive Christian message? I suppose the ride home was fairly quiet and reflective for the members who just realized that they’ve been brainwashed by Satan and angrily verbal for Satan’s minions who were scrambling to try and keep the hate cult together, focused and on message.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:07pm
I have to disagree. I don’t think they should be revered, admired or feared.
inspiring an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, or fear; causing or inducing awe: an awesome sight.
showing or characterized by reverence, admiration, or fear; exhibiting or marked by awe.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:15pm
Like many members of this online cesspool, Fred Phelps staunchly opposed rights for LGBT people.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:24pm
Online cesspool, eh? That’s funny coming from a proponent of public sodomy.
The Big Mick
Mar. 22, 2014 at 7:18pm
Well, pg, he said this is a cesspool for opposing, LGBT, “rights”, therefore the inference is left on the table that SocAst is a Prhomo*. If the LGBT has an agenda that is NOT, at some level, about the PUBLIC “norming” of Sexual Deviancy I haven’t seen it yet. Thus it is a fair accusation to say, at least, SocAst is a Proponent of Public AFFIRMATION of Sodomy, if not the Public Act of Coitus.
Have the…stones…to follow what Theologian Francis Schaeffer calls “the logical outcomes of your presuppositions” ALL the way out.
*pro-homosexual promoting sexual deviancy.
SPEARCHUCKER—you know who you are, did you really think I wouldn’t recognize the handle, KID? SocAst here tosses around “cesspool” for opposing his agenda, WBC says “God hates homosexuals” for which they have SOME grounds in Christian Documents.
Are you truly BLIND to the moral similarity here, or is it as I have suggested and you deny, that the ONLY acceptable “Christian” position to you and Peg and SocAst is Unconditional Affirmation of Scripturally Condemned Sexual Deviancy?
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:20pm
GONZO, Even FNC is running that story.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:26pm
“firing shots and stun grenades and smashing through concrete walls”
Sounds like my New Year Eve parties.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 8:44pm
more like a fourth of July party
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:29pm
I ‘ll bet dollars to donuts, the administration comes out with a statement. Crimea was never occupied by Russian forces. The Tea Party and George Bush engineered the Hoax .
Mar. 23, 2014 at 1:28am
Who cares though?
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:34pm
Nobody cares about that, now what is happening to Obama’s bracket and how is (sic) Kanye and Kim?
Mar. 22, 2014 at 7:36pm
‘Sick’ is a good way to put it.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 9:32pm
MoronObama cannot be bothered with Russia, he has a crisis in china with the staff fed up with the monster in-law and his wife! I mean what is more important, Russia, our sovereignty and security as well as the Moron in chief upholding his oath? or his freeloading mother in-law not being pampered as if SHE was the first lady? Or even someone?? Doesn’t Michelle’s mother realize she is NOTHING, NOBODY AND NEVER WILL BE????
Mar. 23, 2014 at 10:19am
Yea Vet, let it out, when the holy spirit engorges my heart with righteousness, there’s IS nothing BETTER than releasing that FIRE in the name Jesus!! Amen.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 2:57pm
The word “awesome” really needs to die. It has lost all meaning.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 3:38pm
Pay back’s are HELL – even to the stupid
Mar. 22, 2014 at 3:43pm
Good point, Gonzo, but DarkJello has it right. This isn’t sensational Bieber/ Lohan news, it’s the positive but counter response to hate by normal Americans.
People who likely has very different positions on political topics from me, but with whom I do share many other viewpoints.
Saw a piece reminded me of the shack, that expounded on the hope that Fred has found out how totally wrong he was about God and hate.
And in the meantime, until someone in Ukraine or the other waiting dominoes stands up and fights, Putin gets to play a shadow version of 1930′s Hitler
Mar. 22, 2014 at 3:48pm
Guys, come on… This is a web site. Its not like there are only so many column-inches available to print. There is an entire section devoted to the Ukraine, and plenty of video if you are a member. This is a human interest story. Is the world going to turn on it? No, but it is news.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 5:24pm
Well said PJNevada. Some “stick to the issues” types have a strange tunnel vision. They don’t understand the culture war and the need for morale booster stories.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 5:25pm
Well said PJNevada.
Mar. 22, 2014 at 3:49pm
And they’ll know who are Christians by their love, by their love, yes they’ll know who are Christians by their love.
(I always thought that would be the perfect song to sing at a counter protest to this group)
Mar. 23, 2014 at 1:01am
My favorite version of that song by my favorite Christian artist:
Mar. 22, 2014 at 3:50pm
Two misspelled words in the first three sentences. I love your site but this happens with your stories all the time. Do you guys proof anything you post?