Friday, May 31, 2013

'In December 2010 the FBI came... then the FBI again... then the IRS... then the FBI again... then the IRS... then the FBI again... then the FBI again... then the IRS again... then the ATF... then OSHA... then the IRS again... then OSHA again...' "

Peggy Noonan has a superb and genuinely chilling synopsis of the consequences of resistance to the Obama-junta.

Excerpt:
... [Tea Party supporter Catherine Engelbrecht] ] requested tax-exempt status for a local conservative group and for one that registers voters and tries to get dead people off the rolls.
... [i]n December 2010 the FBI came to ask about a person who'd attended a King Street Patriots function. In January 2011 the FBI had more questions. The same month the IRS audited her business tax returns. In May 2011 the FBI called again for a general inquiry about King Street Patriots. In June 2011 Engelbrecht's personal tax returns were audited and the FBI called again. In October 2011 a round of questions on True the Vote. In November 2011 another call from the FBI. The next month, more questions from the FBI. In February 2012 a third round of IRS questions on True the Vote. In February 2012 a first round of questions on King Street Patriots. The same month the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms did an unscheduled audit of her business. (It had a license to make firearms but didn't make them.) In July 2012 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration did an unscheduled audit. In November 2012 more IRS questions on True the Vote. In March 2013, more questions. In April 2013 a second ATF audit.

Please read the whole thing. It's important to understand the seriousness of what is happening in our country.

Readers with a good memory will recall that Noonan was among the RINO's who got some leg-thrills from Obama in the early phases of his rise to power. I'm sure she regrets it now, but not as much as Ms. Engelbrecht and thousands of Americans stripped of Constitutional rights by this leftist junta regret it. 

30 comments:

  1. True the vote is a nasty voter suppression outfit that specializes in placing “poll observers” in black precincts to suppress the African American vote, and in bringing lawsuits when Democrats win. That’s not the kind of charitable work the 501(c)(3) tax exemption was designed for, and as a matter of fact isn’t charitable at all. They deserve the scrutiny they got.

    -KW

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    1. Show me some proof.

      Did they sue because the Democrat won or because the Democrat cheated?

      Even if your accusations have merit, there are ways to address this issue besides government harrassment. For example they could be prosecuted in a court of law with full due process of course.

      So what you're really doing is grasping at straws. What you're saying is that if the government suspects that an organization is engaging in illegal behavior, it should employ a multi-agency harassment technique against them rather than charging them with something. The multi-agency harassment technique is illegal in itself.

      KW, you are a professional assclown. You have never contributed a thing to the conversation here.

      Joey

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    2. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 7:56 AM

      You're such an authority, Popeye, which is why I always read your column in the Wall St Journal. :-)

      By the way, is it possible for you to post a meaningful comment on any subject that is not a cobbled-together verbal montage of other people's work? Or are you just a garden-variety, ignorant troll like hoo?

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    3. You nailed it, Joey. The government engages in a multi-agency harassment technique and KW is just sure that they deserved it. They must have done something. Nothing that could be proved in court, of course, but something.

      Here's another theory. True the Vote was impeding the Obama Administration's efforts at voter fraud and so they had to be punished.

      TRISH

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    4. Trish, of course they allege cheating, but even so, how is that charitable work as defined by 501(c)(3)? Whatever the rational is, it's a stretch. The root of this controversy is overtly political organizations getting tax exempt status as charitable organizations. They all deserve scrutiny, but a better solution would be to revise the tax code to do away with them altogether.

      -KW

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  2. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    The IRS debacle is a grave threat to liberty and an open society. The only remedy for corruption at this level is sunlight and lots of it.

    As I predicted here several days ago, the lawsuits have already begun. The discovery process will be enlightening. Fortunately, much of the documentation is already in the hands of the plaintiffs, as I'm sure they carefully preserved the records of the IRS communications. I'm equally sure the shredders in DC are already smoking, but this will be different than, say, Fast and Furious. That was a deadly and illegal political racket that hoped to use dead Mexicans to bend the gun-control debate, but the documentation largely consisted of intra-agency communications that could easily be destroyed or concealed.

    What must NOT happen here is the appointment of a special prosecutor who would go away for years poking and prodding around, all the while avoiding comment because "an active investigation is in process".

    No, his must be handled in the House, in the full light of day, with the full roar of partisan politics. Because the scandal was, at its core, partisan politics at the moral level of a stinking South American junta. And it really won't matter if the galleries are empty of state-influenced media like the major network news outlets. The internet will take up the slack.

    As Kate sez: "Not showing up to riot" is a failed conservative policy. Let's get the show on the road.

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  3. "What must NOT happen here is the appointment of a special prosecutor who would go away for years poking and prodding around, all the while avoiding comment because "an active investigation is in process".

    Ahhh, snatching the defeat from the jaws of victory, admiral? LOL

    Hoo

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    1. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 8:43 AM

      Let's get the show on the road and the clowns under oath. I can't wait to see the video...

      This one was particularly sweet.

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    2. @Hoo:

      Sending a few IRS hacks to prison is not what's needed here (although I dream of them in orange jump suits).

      What's needed: Public Congressional hearings,full public disclosure, lawsuits against the IRS and other alphabet agencies who violated our rights, and personal lawsuits against the apparatchiks themselves.The process of draining the leftist/government cesspool will take years.

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  4. @Adm:

    "What must NOT happen here is the appointment of a special prosecutor"

    Nailed it. A special prosecutor now would be a disaster. Special prosecutors make people shut up, and the investigation is not public-- i.e.-- a Democrat dream.

    We need steady relentless detailed PUBLIC investigation of these crimes. Relentless. After all of the information that can be gained publicly is gained, prosecution can begin, hopefully by the Tea Party attorney general who will be appointed in 2016 by President Rand Paul.

    And we conservatives have to stop "Not showing up at riots". Let's do it ("riots" is metaphorical. No violence. Passionate demonstration is what's needed)

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    1. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      I apologize, and you are correct: "riot" in Kate's context is metaphorical, meaning full-throated, public opposition. It does not mean wrecking downtown Seattle, defacing state capitol buildings, destroying Starbuck's coffee bars, throwing Molotov cocktails at police, or shitting in public parks. Those are the tactics of a different political segment.

      It's not always easy to keep the little anonymous informers at top of mind. They're always lusting to lick a boot, and that's just an alien concept to me.

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    2. After all of the information that can be gained publicly is gained, prosecution can begin, hopefully by the Tea Party attorney general who will be appointed in 2016 by President Rand Paul.

      You live in a delusional fantasy world.

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    3. And we conservatives have to stop "Not showing up at riots". Let's do it ("riots" is metaphorical. No violence. Passionate demonstration is what's needed)

      To the barricades, comrades! (Metaphorically speaking, of course.)

      Hoo

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    4. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 9:18 AM

      I like Rand Paul and would vote for him in a sidereal minute, but I'm liking Ted Cruz. I would love to watch - man, I would pay to watch - a debate between him and Hillary "Cookie" Clintoon.

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    5. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 9:20 AM

      Hoo, I thought you were more the "To the Lubyanka basement, capitalist dog!" type.

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    6. Your delusions know no bounds, Sir!

      Hoo

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    7. @Adm:

      If I believed in gay marriage, I'd marry Ted Cruz.

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    8. And since you don't, consider sex change.

      Hoo

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    9. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 9:45 AM

      "Your delusions know no bounds, Sir!"

      I know you have "friends" to whom you yearn to report thought crimes. You said so yourself. Why try to hide it now? Have you some shame, Sir? :-)

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    10. Thought crimes are one thing, lack of decency is another. People at Stony Brook can look at Egnor's writings and decide for themselves whether he has decency.

      You got a problem with that, admiral? Call your nurse.

      Hoo

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    11. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      As usual, you twist and evade. You slimy little lying coward.

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    12. Awwww, poor little admiral is crying.

      Nurse, get him a new diaper!

      Hoo

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    13. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 9:57 AM

      Back to the diaper thing? You're weird, dude. It's shit and diapers 24/365 with you.

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    14. Now that the Pope has declared good atheists like me can go to heaven, I almost hope my atheism is wrong so I could get the satisfaction of knowing there will be justice for despicable hate-mongers like Boggs.

      -KW

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    15. Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. --Mark Twain

      Hoo

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    16. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 10:41 AM

      Popeye, as usual you're behind the times:

      "Pope Francis has no intention of provoking a theological debate on the nature of salvation through his homily", and [goes] on to explain "they cannot be saved who, knowing the church as founded by Christ and necessary for salvation, would refuse to enter her or remain in her."
      --- The Vatican

      Sorry, Popeye. The Pope's still Catholic. But I hope you abandon your irrational denial of God's existence. It took me a several decades to do the same, and I also hope you have that time.

      And I don't hate you, nor do I mong hate. I do think you're a stupid fuck, but that is fixable. In fact, one of the Four Spiritual Works of Mercy is to educate the ignorant, and I try to do that with you in the most direct and candid way possible.

      Nevertheless, for as long as you remain a stupid fuck, I bask in your denunciations, because there is no better indicator I'm doing the right thing!

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    17. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 10:51 AM

      As long as we're on eschatological matters, I find it odd that hoo will feel more comfortable with Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, legions of drunks, drug addicts, and pedophiles, and - of course - we can't forget the coprophiliacs. No accounting for taste, eh?

      Speaking for myself, I'm striving to join Sts. Augustine, Aquinas, and More (sorry, I couldn't help that).

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    18. I'd rather be in the company of Mark Twain than George Boggs.

      Hoo

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    19. Adm. G Boggs, Glenbeckistan NavyMay 31, 2013 at 11:01 AM

      Hoo, I'd rather you were, too. It's comforting to know we've finally found a point of total agreement.

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    20. It's really disturbing. So, no agreement. LOL

      Hoo

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