The inimitable James O’Keefe has chalked up a major win for transparency, truth, justice, and, of course, the American Way.
Posted in Constitutional Rights, Lawsuits, Open Threads, Pending Legislation & Lawsuits, privacy
Tagged citizen journalists, First Amendment, Glik ruling, James O'Keefe, Massachusetts law, open thread, Project Veritas, secret recording
Hurriedly constructed retention ponds, built in an attempt to contain and treat the water spilling from the Gold King Mine.
Orange appears to be a recurring theme for us lately.
Over a week ago (!), the EPA (technically, one of their contractors) turned the Animas River in Colorado a putrid curry orange, when they spilled into the river a tremendous amount of contaminated waste water from a defunct mine. This “accident” happened while the EPA was allegedly trying to prevent a spill and “clean up” a mine that’s been inactive for over 90 years. Their bone-headed blunder is raising many questions in the blogosphere.
Heck of a job, Barry!!!
Posted in Corruption, Environment, Open Threads, Pending Legislation & Lawsuits
Tagged American Tunnel, Animas River, Animas River Stakeholders Group, Cement Creek, Clean Water Act, Cloward and Piven, Durango, Environmental Restoration LLC, EPA, Gold King Mine, Hardrock Mining Reform and Reclamation Act, Hickenlooper, Mogul, Navajo Nation, Red and Bonita Mine, Rep Raul Grijalva AZ - D, Silverton, Superfund, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
Is this the beginning of the unraveling of the IRS scandal? Finally someone takes the side of the People. The IRS must explain under oath how it “lost” Lois Lerner’s email. In addition, a federal judge has appointed a “federal magistrate” to investigate whether any of her email can be recovered. Continue reading
Posted in Corruption, Government Policies, Ideology, Investigations, IRSgate, Lawsuits, Open Threads, Pending Legislation & Lawsuits, Scandals, Tea Partiers
Tagged Emmet G. Sullivan, IRS scandal, IRS-gate, Judicial Watch, Lois Lerner, open thread
A Blue Screen of Death (or Doom; aka BSoD) or, in the case of the IRS, a Blue Screen of BS (BSoBS).
The IRS and Lois Lerner blame “dated technology” for the computer crash that they unbelievably, even laughably, claim was responsible for the loss of Lerner’s email from 2009 through the middle of 2011, the crucial period of time during which any conspiracy to target Tea Party groups would have been hatched and carried out. Targeting began in 2010. [emphasis added to quotes]
“Frankly, these are the critical years of the targeting of conservative groups that could explain who knew what when, and what, if any, coordination there was between agencies,” said Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) in a statement. “Instead, because of this loss of documents, we are conveniently left to believe that Lois Lerner acted alone.”
Posted in Corruption, Government Policies, Ideology, Investigations, IRSgate, Lawsuits, Most Corrupt Politicians, Open Threads, Pending Legislation & Lawsuits, Scandals, Tea Partiers
Tagged Blue Screen of Death, BSoBS, BSoD, Carl T. Froelich, Cleta Mitchell, Darrell Issa, Dave Camp, Diane L. Letourneau, DOJ, Emmett G. Sullivan, FEC, Federal Records Act, FOIA, head crash, HP, IRS, IRS CI, Judicial Watch, Koskinen, Lillie V. Wilburn, Lois Lerner, Microsoft, Oursler, RAM dump, Sonasoft, stop error, Tea Party, Texags, True the Vote, William Taylor, Windows
Do you notice how the stories and the outrages are coming fast and furious? Well, that’s the plan, isn’t it? To overwhelm us and wear us all down. In the ensuing confusion, many stories go unnoticed and unremarked upon. We can’t have that! So let’s look at some other stories that have been in the news lately.
Posted in Benghazi, Corruption, Foreign Policy, Government Policies, Ideology, Immigration, Investigations, National Policy, News Links and Misc. Short Subjects, Open Threads, Pending Legislation & Lawsuits, Racism, Scandals, Terrorism
Tagged Adam Silver, Ahmed Abu Kattala, Al Shabaab, Al-Qaeda, Alinsky, Benghazi, Bobby Samini, David Petraeus, David Stern, Donald Sterling, Dr. Dre, Ed Markey, Gadhafi, gun rights, Hillary Clinton, International Human Rights Defense Act, Kenya, Kenyatta, Khalifa Hifter, KKR Global Institute, LA Clippers, LGBT, Mpeketoni, open thread, Oprah, S. 2472, Saleh Marghani, Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Peoples, Tea Party, Trey Gowdy, U.S. Patent Office, Washington Redskins