Thursday, July 23, 2015

More Hope! and Change!! Courtesy of Obama, the Democrat Party,

and- after the fact- the chickenshit Republicans who had ways to stop this and didn't do it.
Hey, employers, don’t even think about reimbursing your workers’ health-insurance premiums.

Beginning this month, the IRS can levy fines amounting to $100 per worker per day or $36,500 per worker per year, with a maximum of $500,000 per firm.
Small businesses.  Big ones aren't facing the same penalty.  And the IRS, that bastion of corruption and bullshit, is right in the middle of it.

Speaking of the corrupt organization known as the IRS,
The hearing, which will take testimony from IRS commissioner John Koskinen, will zoom in on a new report from the Government Accountability Office that will deliver this bombshell: The GAO now says that IRS political “targeting is indeed possible in the audit process” for nonprofits, largely due to poor agency oversight and controls.

“Unfortunately, the IRS has not taken sufficient steps to prevent targeting Americans based on their personal beliefs,” the GAO says.

Specifically, The GAO found that “control deficiencies” do “increase the risk” that the IRS nonprofit unit “could select organizations for examinations in an unfair manner—for example, based on an organization’s religious, educational, political or other views.”

So sad. A Canadian arctic research expedition to study "climate change" (always meaning global warming) has been derailed. Why? Heavy ice.

About the most tectonically-active region in the world; still, five volcanoes at once?  Damn.

Sen. Corker says Kerry got fleeced.  I say to Corker "Hey, you!  The asshole who threw away most of the Senates' treaty power!  You miserable, chickenshit little bastard, who're you to be telling Kerry anything?"

This is looking more and more like Waco PD screwed the pooch bigtime.  And they, the prosecutors, and the local judicial people, are trying desperately to find a way to make at least some of the problems go away.  Among other things,
  • When one of the arrested bikers, Matthew Clendennen, sued authorities, Waco’s assistant city attorney fought to prevent him from getting access to video footage taken at the Twin Peaks restaurant, key evidence in the incident. While a judge ultimately ruled that his attorney must be allowed to see the footage, he barred its release to the public and imposed a gag order in the case.
  • The gag order was requested by McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna, who is named in Clendennen’s federal civil-rights suit––and granted by District Court Judge Matt Johnson, Reyna’s former law partner, according to press reports.

Not going to end well for the city.  And the taxpayers who'll be on the hook for the damages.

Yeah, the damage from the Planned Parenthood videos is due to 'patriarchy'.  And 'white supremacy'.

I wonder if that includes the white female PP reps in the videos?

Under the heading of "History; messy, it is", we have this:
Two new research papers claim to have found an Australo-Melanesian DNA signal in the genetic makeup of Native Americans, dating to about the time of the last glacial maximum.
There's been some interesting theorizing about some settlers of the Americas coming by boat, not between glaciers; for that matter, may well have been people coming to the eastern North American regions along the glacier edges and/or by boat from Europe.

And am I the only one finding it funny that when specifically speaking of people and their descendants who came here from other places they're very carefully referred to as 'native'?

A: The heat is on.
B: If they mean it, they could ORDER the sheriff to knock it off.  And the 'miscommunication' bullshit won't fly.
A San Francisco supervisor introduced legislation Tuesday calling on the sheriff to rescind his policy limiting cooperation with federal authorities, and top Democrats in Congress said blame for the killing lies more in miscommunication between San Francisco authorities and federal officials rather than with the sanctuary policy itself.
C: This bullshit...
He said Congress should instead pass a law legalizing illegal immigrants. He pointed to a bill that cleared the Senate in 2013, though Democratic leaders never sent it to the House as legislation that would have boosted enforcement.
Yeah, because 'legalizing' illegal-alien criminals would make it all better.  Right.

1 comment:

Arthur said...

"As Americans search for low-cost ways to stay insured, it makes sense for the government to give employers more options, rather than fewer."

If the government's goal were to help people, yes. If its actual goal was simply complete totalitarian control over every aspect of people's lives? Then, no the Fed is doing exactly what it should to achieve that goal.

I'm getting really sick of people giving the benefit of the doubt to monsters.