Of Smidgens and Stool Pigeons

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Barack Obama on the IRS targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups for partisan political gain:

There were some bone-headed decisions. …

Not even mass corruption — not even a smidgen of corruption. [emphasis added to quotes]

Let’s define smidgen:

A very small quantity or amount. … 

Some …  have attempted to define a smidgen for recipes. Anything between 1/25th and 1/48th of a teaspoon may be found, 1/32nd being perhaps the most commonly used. Other commonly used measures for small amounts include tad, dash, pinch, and drop. There seems to be some consensus of tad being the largest in this set and smidgen being larger than a drop but smaller than a pinch.

We all know what a drop is (see photo above). We’re told that a pinch is between 1/16 and 1/8 of a teaspoon, and a smidgen is smaller than that; but it matters not because Obama has already proclaimed that there’s “not even a smidgen” of corruption in his IRS, which means there’s virtually no corruption to be found.

There’s not even a smidgen of corruption involved with the amazing number of hard drive crashes that conveniently resulted in the “loss” of pertinent email that might prove that the IRS was politicized and that its leaders did indeed target their political enemies and collude with the White House to punish them.

There’s not even a smidgen of corruption involved in the fact that the IRS did not, and perhaps still does not, follow the Federal Records Act with regard to saving public records, which include electronic versions as well as hard copy versions of email and instant messages, among other types of digital communications such as text messages, even those sent by Blackberry.

There’s not even a smidgen of corruption involved in the ever-changing, under-oath testimony by IRS leaders before our representatives in Congress.

Does this newest information, however, at least hint at perhaps more than a smidgen of corruption at the IRS? Drip, drip, drip:

Conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status had their applications denied by IRS bureaucrats who called them names like “crazies,” “rabid” and other words that can’t be printed in a family newspaper [a**holes]. The tax agency is supposed to be run by nonpartisan, career professionals, but the latest set of emails released by the House Ways and Means Committee suggest the agency is anything but. …

If one thing is certain, it is that Ms. Lerner has little regard for taxpayers. While on a sightseeing trip in England in the fall of 2012, she didn’t use a personal cellphone or pay international roaming rates for her personal calls and messages. She stuck taxpayers with the bill for her complaint that her “retention bonus” was being delayed. Ms. Lerner earned around $177,000 per year and had hit the statutory limit for her pay grade. “How silly,” wrote Ms. Lerner. “They have to stop my retention pay because I made too much this year and will give me the rest next year in a lump sum.” She knew how to game the system to extract the maximum amount of money from taxpayers.

Is there at least a smidgen of corruption in this revelation?

The Committee also found that Lerner used her personal email for official business, including confidential return information.  The Committee believed that further investigation, using resources available to the Department of Justice, could reveal whether there was unauthorized disclosure of taxpayer information in violation of the law.  A newly discovered email from February 22, 2012 shows an exchange between Ms. Lerner and an IRS IT professional regarding a “Virus on Home PC.”  In the exchange, Ms. Lerner indicates that she kept work information on her home computer, some of which may have been lost.  She further states that her computer may have been “simply hacked because my password was too simple.”  This exchange further raises concerns that taxpayer information may have been leaked. 

We already know that the Obama/Lerner IRS “accidentally” passed protected taxpayer information illegally to the FBI and the DOJ. That alone suggests more than a smidgen of corruption.

We the People would give much more than a smidgen for a good stool pigeon.

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Preferably one that did save records.

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135 responses to “Of Smidgens and Stool Pigeons

    • Going to the point of the story: IF it’s true that teens who have parents in the USA are being released to the parents under that 2008 law, then it’s only another example of Barry NOT FOLLOWING THE LAW. Ann Coulter, a LAWYER, said that the government’s definition of “unaccompanied” child means someone who has NO PARENT OR GUARDIAN IN THE USA. So he’s USING the cover of the law to do something that he cannot do but wants to do and then blaming Bush and the Republicans in Congress when he’s deliberately MISAPPLYING the law.

  1. “1776 • a day ago from ^^^^^
    TRUE FACT!!! .. Koko the sign language speaking GORILLA had an IQ
    of 90, .. The Average American Negro has an IQ of 75. … YOU DO THE MATH!!!”

    • Wow. That’s a pretty amazing dialog for a CBS webpage. Are these trolls? Obots trying to smear people as racist who are rightfully outraged over the way Obama refuses to close the border and orders our agents to let murderers go free? Barry is still playing the race card and today’s collection of progressive newspaper opinion columnists show that the JournOlist is alive and well.

      I read two different op-eds today screaming about that Congressman who said the DemoncRATS are deliberately dividing everybody in the country into factions, with most of them ANTI-WHITE and he called it the “war on whites”. That’s a fact. Barry divides everybody along any line he can find because he thrives on chaos. They’re actually saying that the Congressman is racist by claiming to be a victim. It’s insane. It reminds me of those black kids at UCLA who protested the white professor because of his “microaggression” of correcting their spelling and grammar on papers they submitted in his PRE-DISSERTATION CLASS. How insane is that?

      It’s a class designed to teach them to write their danged dissertations in the REQUIRED form and format, with perfect grammar and punctuation. What’s scary is that if they’re in a pre-dissertation class, that means they ALREADY have master’s degrees and are working on their PhDs! Another thing they accused the teacher of was NOT taking one student’s side in a debate where the black student was telling a white woman that basically she had “NO RIGHT” to talk about the Stand Point theory because she had no right to believe or think or take refuge in any theory that exists to protect/explain VICTIMHOOD OR OPPRESSION. So just as blacks can’t be racists, in their warped philosophy, then also whites cannot be oppressed or victims, NO MATTER THE REALITY OF THEIR LIVES! Another thing that’s so discouraging is that these people are actually getting doctorates in IMAGINARY FIELDS. Nothing they talk about (microaggressions?) is REAL or even useful, but speaking and writing correctly and being able to follow a STYLE MANUAL (iow, directions) is certainly useful and can be applied to many other fields. However, seeing as how they are “protected” and expect to continue to be protected (e.g., expecting the professor to always take their side and argue for them, alongside them), then maybe it won’t matter in the end if they can speak or write correctly. I mean, excuses will be made and they will get the jobs and be promoted up the ladder. Won’t they? Otherwise, it will be RACIST!

      About that 1776 guy’s allegation: His statistics are WRONG about black people and I’d love to know how the hell they test a gorilla’s IQ. If they could, I doubt any of them would have an IQ of 90. (I have since learned that they give the gorilla an IQ test for a FOUR YEAR OLD HUMAN. You cannot compare that to a grown human’s IQ.)

      I do think that guy is just a bomb throwing obot in Tea Party (note the name) clothing who’s there to smear conservatives and people who disagree with Barry and to disrupt the conversation. Seems as if it worked.

  2. ~Orthodox Jewish Rabbi Joseph Rakin age 60…. Gunned DOWN
    in Miami…. …. @Breitbart …. SO we ponder on
    • Avatar gehs72 Jeffrey C. Miller • 1 hour ago ..

    Will the Golfer in Chief Announce 2 the World that if he had a SON,
    he would be like the TWO Shooters??

  3. da Judge 🙂

  4. 😆

    Two words sum up the mood of the nation: Fed up.

    Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, more than 70 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 80 percent are down on the country’s political system, according to the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll.

    The frustration carries over to the nation’s political leaders, with President Barack Obama’s
    overall approval rating hitting a new low at 40 percent, and a mere 14 percent of the public giving Congress a thumbs up.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/americas-fed-obama-approval-rating-hits-all-time-low-poll-n173271

    • He’s already been in the 30s and if you factor in the number of people who will lie to avoid seeming “racist” to the pollsters, his numbers are lower than that.

  5. First Sitting Governor In Hawaii’s History To Lose Primary….After Obama Personally Endorses Him

    http://weaselzippers.us/195993-first-sitting-governor-in-hawaiis-history-to-lose-primary-after-obama-personally-endorses-him/

    • Serves him right. Abercommie goes down to a resounding defeat. That’s a shame. NOT! I’m sure Barry will find a cushy jop for him to thank him for services rendered.

      • ~~ Bitter Clinger • 7 hours ago ~~

        Couldn’t have happened to a MORE Deserving Dirt Bag. This IS the man who TOLD ALL Americans that he was Friends with the Chicago Jesus’ Parents & knew them both at the time of the Messiah’s birth. Abercrombie told all Americans that he was going to get to the bottom of the so called “Birther” by finding the LFBC in the HI Public Health Records. He Promised to make it Public to Silence US Racists asking ?’s & getting
        no cogent response. So what did Abercrombie actually FIND? A notation in a 3 Ringed Binder Deep in the Bowels of DOH. That’s it! We have NOT heard a word from his LIPS about it Since. Cue the crickets…..
        ~ N E I L ~ A B E R ~ CRUMB~bie ‘ Ha!

        • 2soon2b4got10 • 34 minutes agoOne Commie down many more to go.

          Neil Abercrombie and wife Nancie Carraway were also proven to be members of the Marxist Democratic Socialists of America, the largest such organization in the country and a front group for the Socialist International.

          He has of course denied the association, but evidence abounds, his wife even listed as having served on the group’s “feminist commission”.

          Other prominent members of the DSA include Francis Fox Piven ( yep that one, we ALL know about Cloward/Piven ), Ed Asner, Noam Chomsky, Obama friend/advisor Cornell West, Soviet spy Kurt Stand, and insatiably embittered bra-burner Gloria Steinem.

          And the DSA’s strategy to take over the American Democratic Party from within sounds one-hell-of-a-lot like what Obama’s doing.. No wonder Obama thought of him as “family”. …… O’ yea,

      • and this is what MO thinks …about the LOSS!

    • More good news. That’s amazing for her to call anything associated with Barry “a farce.” He is such a liar. In the UK story, he actually pretends that it wasn’t HIS DECISION to pull out of Iraq in 2011, thus causing this current chaos.

  6. Any wonder why the traitor in the WH wants the borders open? Pray…………

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/08/isis-supporters-flash-islamic-flag-in-front-of-white-house/

  7. http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/08/harbinger-author-says-loss-of-tree-of-hope-a-warning/

    I got this link and the previous one from a comment over on FR. Pray…………

  8. Hey, Remember when HE CRIER-OVER the MOM O’s BIRTH STUFF?
    BABY-JERK like … WTPOTUS … would STOP over CROC-TEARS
    TONS of stupid SHOW & TELLS have gone on with this USURPER !
    neil is a cry baby …. & SO…. WHERE IS MS. FUDDY?

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