The Fascists Win One

PJ Media reports on this story in which the head of Mozilla, the company that brought you the Firefox browser, was forced to resign because of his religious beliefs. Brendan Eich made a political donation of $1000 in order to advocate the passage of proposition 8 in California. The proposition was one which promotes the traditional view of marriage. And more disturbing is that the IRS leaked this information to a gay Gestapo group in order to put pressure on Mozilla to fire Mr. Eich. And as we now see, it worked.

The IRS actions create a serious chilling effect. Your donations to any group can be leaked by a hostile operative within the government, to your enemies, for use against you — up to and now including costing you your job.

Criticism from groups that hold opposing views we understand. That is part of the give and take that one expects in a democratic system. Debate is normal, and indeed, is needed if we are to run a country that is governed by its own people. We come to agreements about what laws to pass and what policies we want through the process of discussing the alternatives. But when the cowardly goons in government attack you from behind their computer screens and conspire to take your livelihood away from you because you have committed a thought crime, you should take that as a serious threat to your freedom.

This situation should trouble everyone who values free speech and wants to live in a country where you can speak your mind without fear of losing your job or being hounded by the power of the federal government and its gangster bureaucrats. The abuse of IRS power should be a serious warning to all patriotic Americans who still value their freedom and want to return the country to the kind of values that it once had before Obama became America’s first Emperor.  This fish rots from the head down. It is high time that Americans realize just what kind of person they have put in office, and that the thugs who run our government need to be fired as soon as possible so that this kind of thing does not happen again. Oh and while were at it, I think a few prosecutions for abuse of power might be in order. Someone needs to go to jail for this.

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Let Them Eat Dog Food

Millions of people are out of work. Millions of people are on food stamps. Millions of FlotusDogspeople have lost their health care. So what does Michelle Obama do? Why she puts diamonds on her dogs and has them eating on fine china and then tweets the picture to rub our noses in the poverty that they have created for us. Yes, that’s who these people are.

 

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ObamaCare So Far

One of the things that is so troubling about this administration is that it has completely discarded the CoOCareGraphicnstitution. The President is not supposed to be able to write laws; only the congress has that power as provided in the Constitution. Presidents are only allowed to enforce laws as they are written by congress. But Obama the King has no such limitations. Thus he changes laws as often as he sees fit. So for your convenience, here is a handy-dandy chart that will help you to keep up with Obama’s Royal Proclamations in regards to Obama-Fuhrer-Care. (click on the image to see the full size graphic) Of course there is no reason to think that this will be the end of that process. Once a dictator gets going, it’s hard to stop.

 

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The CBO’s Gloomy Outlook and The NY Times Unicorn

The Congressional Budget Office has released a report on the subject of Obama-Fuhrer-Care and the economy. The news is not good and lefties everywhere are trying to put a brave face on a sinking Titanic.

The report suggests that over the next ten years the effects of Obama-Fuhrer-Care will result in 2.5 million fewer full-time jobs than would have been the case if the law had never been passed. The previous estimate was only a third as much. This number is the direct result of the disincentives that are built into the law.

CBO estimates that the ACA will reduce the total number of hours worked, on net, by about 1.5 percent to 2.0 percent during the period from 2017 to 2024, almost entirely because workers will choose to supply less labor—given the new taxes and other incentives they will face and the financial benefits some will receive

The reduction in CBO’s projections of hours worked represents a decline in the number of full-time-equivalent workers of about 2.0 million in 2017, rising to about 2.5 million in 2024. Although CBO projects that total employment (and compensation) will increase over the coming decade, that increase will be smaller than it would have been absent the ACA.

Over the most recent months the predictions of the critics of this law have indeed been coming true. The roll out of Obama-Fuhrer-Care has been such a monumental disaster that it is hard to exaggerate it. The web site is an expensive joke; people are losing the health plans, hospitals and doctors they liked; people are losing their jobs or having their hours reduced because of it; the insurance companies are discovering to their horror that the plan will put them out of business; at the same time the public is against any insurance company bailouts; the list goes on and on. Could it be any worse? It is hard to imagine how that might be so.

Meanwhile we have a tone-deaf administration that refuses to admit failure and goes on pushing the lie that this law is good for the economy and the country despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. The ACA is destroying the medical sector of the economy and the insurance industry while wiping out millions of jobs and crushing the economy more every day.

And if you want proof that the left is seriously deranged, you can take a look at this New York Times editorial in which the authors argue that if you lose your job due to Obama-Fuhrer-Care, why that’s a good thing. You now have more free time. You can do your own thing. You are no longer tied to a job due to your need for health insurance.

So I guess that the fat, Doritos munching video gamer living in his parent’s basement is now the vanguard of the Democrat vision of the perfect society, right?

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Fry Cook Downgraded; Obama Yawns

In this video we see that The Chicago Jesus clearly does not want to discuss what ObamaCare is doing to full-time workers at the lower end of the wage scale. Many millions of people are experiencing the same thing that this guy is. They are having to cobble two or three part time jobs together just to make ends meet because employers can’t afford to deal with the jack boot of ObamaCare. Obama may be an idiot, but there are Democrats who are not so stupid. Some of them understand and know what they are doing to people like this guy. There is no excuse for this policy; it is an abomination.

And yes it is true that this fellow should be upgrading his skills and getting a better job; no argument there. But ObamaCare is making that far more difficult for these people than it needs to be. The Democrats should be ashamed of themselves; that they are not, speaks volumes.

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Sen. Mike Lee Response to State of the Union

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Black Activists in Chicago Rate Obama

Even in the black community it seems that the bloom is off the rose for The Chicago Jesus.

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Today’s NSA Compulsion to Confess

We all know about the NSA spying on Americans. But check out some of the names that they are using for their various programs. A commenter to the New York Times article sums it up quite well…

“My mouth is agape. With names like “Bullrun” and “Manassas” for these programs, NSA is now (inadvertently) telling us they consider themselves to be battling a civil war… with the citizens of the United States.

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It’s almost like the United States has a secret “royal family”, to use the term loosely, and they are becoming more and more uneasy at the prospect of a peasant uprising.

It sure would explain this massive surveillance we now see before us. This can’t possibly be to fight terrorists as we know them to be. This seems to me to be something all the more sinister, something dangerous to everyone on Earth.”

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IRS Targeting and 2014

Kimberly Strassel at The Wall Street Journal brings us another informative article on the Obama administration’s jack booted strategy to silence Tea Party groups for the upcoming mid-term elections of 2014. In our last installment we learned that the administration was changing IRS rules in order to silence Tea Party groups by re-classifying activities that they typically engage in so that they are now considered “political.”

In this article we learn just how determined the administration is to keep these new rules in place; so much so that they are unwilling to make them part of any negotiations that take place with Republicans on any other legislation that is passed by congress.

That’s the big, dirty secret of the omnibus negotiations. As one of the only bills destined to pass this year, the omnibus was—behind the scenes—a flurry of horse trading. One of the biggest fights was over GOP efforts to include language to stop the IRS from instituting a new round of 501(c)(4) targeting. The White House is so counting on the tax agency to muzzle its political opponents that it willingly sacrificed any manner of its own priorities to keep the muzzle in place.

And now back to our previously scheduled outrage over the Chris Christie administration’s abuse of traffic cones on the George Washington Bridge.

The fight was sparked by a new rule that the Treasury Department and the IRS introduced during the hush of Thanksgiving recess, ostensibly to “improve” the law governing nonprofits. What the rule in fact does is recategorize as “political” all manner of educational activities that 501(c)(4) social-welfare organizations currently engage in.

It’s IRS targeting all over again, only this time by administration design and with the raw political goal—as House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R., Mich.) notes—of putting “tea party groups out of business.”

Congressional sources tell me that House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R., Ky.) had two priorities in the omnibus negotiations. One was getting in protection for groups that morally oppose ObamaCare’s contraception-coverage requirement. The other was language that would put a hold on the IRS rule.

The White House and Senate Democrats had their own wish list, including an increase in funding for the International Monetary Fund, the president’s prekindergarten program and more ObamaCare dollars.

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Disastrous December Jobs Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the most recent jobs report and the numbers are pretty dreadful. While the official unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent, the real story is the continuing collapse of the labor force participation rate. In simple terms, a lot of people just gave up looking for work and so they are not counted any longer in Obama’s America. If we were still counting all of the people who had given up, the real unemployment rate would be nearly 11 percent. James Pethokoukis takes a look at the numbers over at The American Enterprise Institute. And you can find the original BLS numbers here.

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Action Alert: Sneaky New IRS Oppression

In the past year we saw the unfolding of the IRS scandal in which conservative, Tea Party, free market and patriotic organizations were targeted for audits, harassment and oppression by the Obama administration and his left wing hacks in the bureaucracy. Of course left wing, communist and progressive groups that hate the country, the constitution and freedom suffered no similar treatment.

Now we learn that those same people want to write these practices into law. While you were busy celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas, the corrupt power structure of Obama and his minions quietly put new regulations out that will have the effect of silencing conservative groups as a matter of official policy. The reason for releasing them during the holidays is, of course, to make sure that you don’t have time to object to those regulations during the mandatory 90-day comment period.

Several conservative groups like Numbers USA and Freedomworks have raised the alarm and are asking conservative activists to take action by commenting and letting the government know that these new regulations violate the spirit of the constitution, suppress free speech and are unacceptable in a free society. So if you think that the IRS should be stopped from silencing conservative groups, here is your chance to push back.

Here is the IRS comment page.

UPDATE

Some republicans with whom I have had online discussions do not seem to understand the problem with this. They seem to think that this is just a matter of applying existing laws in a more consistent way, thus parroting the talking points of the Obama administration. But what we know is that Obama’s IRS goons in the Treasury department went through Tea Party and other conservative group’s applications to find what activities they had in common. They then decided to make those activities illegal under the new regulations. Leftist groups won’t be affected because they aren’t trying to inform people about the debt, or teach the constitution or validate voter registration lists in their communities. The activities that will no longer be tax exempt are specifically the kinds that conservatives are most likely to engage in.

I found this article by Kimberly Strassel in The Wall Street Journal, some of which is reproduced below. It has since gone behind the pay wall, but here you can see the most important excerpts that detail just what the Obama administration is doing to silence Tea Party and related conservative groups.

IRS Targeting: Round Two
The first time around, targeting conservatives was a secret. Now, not so much.

In the media blackout of Thanksgiving week, the Treasury Department dumped a new proposal to govern the political activity of 501©(4) groups. The administration claims this rule is needed to clarify confusing tax laws. Hardly. The rule is the IRS’s new targeting program—only this time systematic, more effective, and with the force of law.

That this rule was meant to crack down on the White House’s political opponents was never in doubt. What is new is the growing concern by House Ways and Means Committee investigators that the regulation was reverse-engineered—designed to isolate and shut down the same tea party groups victimized in the first targeting round. Treasury appears to have combed through those tea party applications, compiled all the groups’ main activities, and then restricted those activities in the new rule.

Here’s how it works. To get or keep tax-exempt status, 501©(4) organizations must devote a majority of their work to their “primary” social-welfare purpose. Most tea party groups were set up with a primary purpose of educating Americans on pressing problems—the size of government, the erosion of the Constitution—and did so mainly via nonpartisan voter guides, speakers forums, pamphlets or voter-registration drives.

What the proposed Treasury/IRS regulation would do is to re-categorize all these efforts as “political activity”—thereby making it all but impossible for tea party groups to qualify for 501©(4) status. Say an outfit’s primary purpose is educating voters on our unsustainable debt, which it does mainly with a guide explaining the problem and politicians’ voting records. Under the new rule, that guide is now “political activity” (rather than “social welfare”), which likely loses the group tax-exempt status.

The rule, in other words, is not designed to provide helpful “guidance” on allowable activities. It was designed, rather, as Mr. Camp explains, “to put tea party groups out of business.”

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2nd City Mocks Obama-Bots

This is an older video, but still able to give us a good laugh. The Obama-bots are indeed a cult following, and this vid makes fun of them as they so richly deserve.

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Cynthia Bracegirdle and the 12 Days of Christmas

Here is an amusing bit of British humor originally from the BBC that puts us in the holiday spirit. Enjoy.

http://kazza.id.au/files/AndyetAnotherPartridgeinaPearTree.mp3

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