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MONTY PYTHON – The Non-Illegal Robbery

April 18, 2014

A comedy classic for Friday night.

Pay your parking tickets, people. Otherwise you could SNAFU the whole works…

Wikipedia Claims IRS Targeted Progressive Groups, Cites Salon.com as Evidence

April 18, 2014

Did the IRS target Progressive groups? Wikipedia thinks so…

It’s now widely known that the IRS targeted and harassed Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations seeking tax exempt status before the 2012 election.

As The Daily Caller’s Patrick Howley recently reported, IRS agents testified that political targeting didn’t apply to progressive groups.

Anyone seeking information on the scandal at Wikipedia will read a very different story.

According to the introductory paragraph of Wikipedia’s entry on the subject at the time of this writing…

Further investigation revealed that liberal-leaning groups and the Occupy movement had also triggered additional scrutiny. The only denial of tax-exempt status by the IRS was to a progressive group.

See the screen capture below.

Careful examination of the footnote on that last line reveals the source to be the far left news website Salon.com.

Given the vast amount of evidence that the IRS specifically targeted conservative and Tea Party groups, does this article from Salon belong in Wikipedia’s introductory explanation of the issue?

Salon is known for promoting progressive politics and has published numerous articles critical of the Tea Party. Citing them as evidence hardly paints an accurate picture of the IRS scandal.

Since news of the scandal broke, liberals in media have attempted to downplay the mistreatment of conservative groups by claiming that the IRS also targeted progressive groups. Wikipedia is playing right into that narrative.

Intelligent information seekers know that Wikipedia is prone to mistakes but as a matter of public record, their description of the IRS scandal is erroneous at best.

At worst, it’s a complete misrepresentation of the facts.

Media Matters Hypocrites Don’t Want to be Organized by the SEIU

April 17, 2014

Unions for thee but not for me…

Media Matters for America is resisting SEIU’s effort to unionize its staff

Media Matters for America is apparently resisting an effort by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its staff.

Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA’s staff through a Card Check election.

A filing with the NLRB does not necessarily mean that the union and management are in direct confrontation. For example, although Volkswagen tacitly backed the United Auto Workers’ recent effort to organize its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, the company still insisted on an NLRB-monitored election.

But the filing does indicate that MMFA is not automatically accepting Local 500′s attempt to represent it’s staff. The nonprofit media watchdog group has hired the law firm Perkins Coie, which specializes in representing management in labor disputes, to represent it before the board.

Neither Media Matters for America nor Local 500 responded to requests for comment.

Of course, when evil FOX News says anything against unions it’s the end of the freaking world.

Elizabeth Warren No Longer Interested in Taking Credit for the Occupy Movement

April 17, 2014

What’s the problem? After all, they’re so popular.

The Boston Herald reports…

The article also states Warren was “confused” when the media jumped on her claim of inspiring the Occupy movement.

“There must have been a mistake — right?” Warren said she thought, before learning from an aide she had been correctly quoted as saying: “I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do.”

Warren acknowledged, “My words sounded so puffy and self-important, and they made it seem as if I were trying to take credit for a protest I wasn’t even part of.”

Yeah, the media must have been out to get her. When they weren’t you know, campaigning for her.

HT to Weasel Zippers.

Al Sharpton: I’m Not Comparing Obama To Jesus But…

April 17, 2014

Not a cult.

Just in time for Easter, we get this fine example of Obama worship…

I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.

The story of Jesus on the cross. No matter what they humiliated him with. No matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he could rise. And the story of Easter and my message for this Easter session is no matter what unearned suffering you go through, that if you know you can rise above it, don’t become like the diseases that you fight.

As I looked at President Obama at our convention last Friday where all he took he’s been able to rise politically again.. I’m not comparing him to Jesus, but I am saying that to every crucifixion there is a resurrection for those who believe.

Joan Walsh Sure is Full of Hate

April 16, 2014

Salon editor Joan Walsh is part of the professional left which has appointed itself the council on who’s a hater and who isn’t. If you watch the compilation from the Washington Free Beacon below, you’ll notice that Ms. Walsh has a lot of hate herself…

Joan Walsh might be better off going as “Joan of Bark.” It would be about as subtle as her “commentary” for MSNBC.

The editor-at-large of the far-left Salon.com predictably rips Republicans as “stupid,” “crazy” and “ridiculous” on the liberal cable channel, where she frequently appears as a “political analyst.” She’s a fitting contributor to a network that isn’t renowned for its balanced debates and critiques of conservatives.

I especially like how Joan tries to label Republicans as radicals. That’s rich coming from a member of the party that owns Bill Ayers, Van Jones and Occupy Wall Street.

Benefits Recipients Now Outnumber Full Time Private Sector Workers

April 16, 2014

Here’s something about income inequality the left will never understand. When there are more people riding in the cart than there are people who are pulling the cart, the whole thing eventually falls apart.

We’re quickly approaching the tipping point…

86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers

Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000.

That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and did it week after week after week.

These are the people who built America, and these are the people who can sustain it as a free country. The liberal media have not made them famous like the polar bear, but they are truly a threatened species…

All told, including both the welfare recipients and the non-welfare beneficiaries, there were 151,014,000 who “received benefits from one or more programs” in the fourth quarter of 2011. Subtract the 3,212,000 veterans, who served their country in the most profound way possible, and that leaves 147,802,000 non-veteran benefit takers.

The 147,802,000 non-veteran benefit takers outnumbered the 86,429,000 full-time private sector workers 1.7 to 1.

How much more can the 86,429,000 endure?

Do the producers ever get thanked? No. If anything, they get demonized by Democrats as rich, greedy people who don’t want to help others.

Watch California Democrat Leland Yee Talk About Political Corruption

April 15, 2014

Of course, this was before he was arrested for arms trafficking, bribery and… political corruption.

Via Instapundit from the Sacramento Bee.

Texas Women Desert Wendy Davis

April 15, 2014

In the race for Texas governor, Republican Greg Abbott is now leading Democrat Wendy Davis by double digits including an 8 point lead among women.

Allahpundit adds…

The favorability numbers are even starker. Among women, Abbott scores 35/27 while Davis clocks in at … 32/46. That’s basically identical to her 33/48 favorability among men. She ran on her biography, and this is where it got her.

Read more at Breitbart…

UPDATE: Thanks to Instapundit for linking.

Glenn Reynolds Dismantles Democrats’ War On Women Equal Pay Claims

April 15, 2014

Since Democrats can’t run on jobs, the economy, the success of ObamaCare, foreign policy or any other single accomplishment of the last five years, they’re planning to fall back on their old stand-bys, one of which is their supposed commitment to equal pay for women.

Glenn Reynolds’ new article in USA Today shreds that premise…

Obama’s war on White House women

We’d be closer to pay equity if Democrats would stop cheating their own female staffers.

The “War On Women” theme was a key component of Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. And since politicians tend to repeat what works, the Democrats are pushing the same theme again for 2014 — and, no doubt, as preparation for a Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016 where all opposition will be treated as evidence of sexism. But have they taken it too far? Just maybe…

Then it turned out that the Obama White House itself pays women workers less than men. White House Press Secretary Carney didn’t mention his wife’s choices, but did argue that the number was misleading because women held different jobs. Well, yes. Federal law says you have to pay people the same for the same work; it doesn’t say you have to pay secretaries the same as press secretaries. This is true both in the White House, and in the private businesses that the White House was attacking.

But that’s just the beginning. As the Washington Post reported, many vulnerable Democrats have a pay gap, too…

READ IT ALL.

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