Lois Lerner: No Lois Lane

She gets to claim the title of Liar Lois Lerner for her part in the cover-up of the alleged “missing,” e-mails in the belly of the beast serving as a secret vault for wrong-doing to the citizens of these United States of America.

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Seal of the United States Internal Revenue Service. The it: Wikipedia)

Thanks to the Judicial Watch organization and the donations of citizens, their crimes and perjured testimonies have not escaped detection.

You can follow the link below to read how Lois and her friends were finally outed as regards the almost missing e-mails.

Still, the IRS (DOJ) Attornies won’t look for the e-mails because it is too hard.  We guess the final decision on finding the documents will have to wait for a judge’s decisions.  Are there any bets on which way a judge will rule?

Liar Lois & Her IRS Friends

Lois Lane

Lois Lane (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Liar Lois Lerner

Liar Lois Lerner

Fast & Furious Still Killing

The Obama administration has not, and apparently will not, coöperate with members of congress in getting to the bottom of the cesspool commonly known as Fast and Furious.  Additionally, members of congress seem content with letting the Benghazi investigation lie fallow, instead of harvesting the facts to punish those complicit in the murder of Americans in the pigsty formerly known as Libya.

Townhall magazine has published current information on more of the results of what Fast and Furious weapons have managed to mangle or murder.

The following from Townhall magazine was written by Katie Pavlich:
 
 

“A month ago, Republican Senator Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking why the Department of Justice was covering up deaths and weapons linked to Operation Fast and Furious. The inquiry came shortly after a Mexican police chief and his body-guard were killed by cartel members using Fast and Furious guns. “Since the beginning of this investigation, we have followed the link between Fast and Furious weapons and crimes committed on both sides of the border. On numerous occasions we have asked the Department to keep us apprised of Fast and Furious weapon recoveries — especially as they relate to violent crimes,” Grassley wrote. “Despite our repeated requests, it has been over a year since we last heard from the Department on this issue. The Department his from Congress this recent internal trace record showing a link between the murder of a police chief and Fast and Furious. Such actions do little to promote trust between the Department and Congress, and only provide further evidence that the Department is actively trying to conceal all information pertaining to Fast and Furious from Congress.”

To see the remainder of this story click here.

Judicial Watch Alleges Duplicity By DOJ In Zimmerman Prosecution

Judicial Watch is worthy of your attention and support.  In the copied article below, you will learn of the sleazy ways your government twists facts and helps those that would “fundamentally change America.”

You can probably spend a day watching and listening to the videos and other records concocted by our giant government agencies.  All of the below stuff is good entertainment, but terrible government.  We hope you will pay particular attention to this bolded account which is located fairly deep in this post:

Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Detail Role of Justice Department in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests

Skip ahead to the above bolded article, but don’t forget to come back to the beginning.

Videos Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal Costumed Parodies, Playacting at GSA

From the latest edition of “federal officials gone wild”…

Judicial Watch recently obtained more than a half-dozen newly uncovered videos from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) which show senior GSA officials and staff participating in costumed playacting and parodies – on the taxpayers’ dime of course.

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Owing to the absolutely ridiculous nature of these videos, our discovery made major headlines nationwide, including Politico, The Huffington Post and The Daily MailThe Associated Press, which broke our big story, is syndicated in hundreds of newspapers nationwide, and many other media outlets.

These videos provide clear (and bizarre) evidence of GSA’s extravagance, which, along with a scandalous 2010 Las Vegas regional conference, were revealed in a scathing April 2012 inspector general (IG) report. At one time, you could actually access these videos on the GSA’s own website. Then came the release of the IG Report excoriating GSA’s Vegas party spending, and the videos suddenly disappeared. Until now.

JW obtained the videos in response to a June 15, 2012, FOIA request seeking videos produced by the GSA’s Northeast Region (known as Region 2) from 2011 through June 2012. Because the agency failed to timely respond to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit on May 23, 2013.

And I think when you view the videos for yourself, you’ll see why the Obama administration attempted to shield them from public disclosure. They show a wide variety of costly and embarrassing videotaped performances by senior GSA officials and employees, including:

  • The Rocky Jog – With the Rocky movie theme blaring in the background, senior GSA officials lead employees on an extended jog through the corridors of the GSA’s New York office and the streets of Manhattan.

   The jog is initiated by Ben Kochanski, Deputy Regional Commissioner, GSA Public Buildings Service, whose 2012 salary was $141,066.

   Kochanski is then joined by Joanna Rosato, Regional Commissioner of GSA Public Buildings Service, whose 2012 salary was $164,500. Many additional GSA employees then join these two senior officials.

  • Directors Meeting – GSA employee tries conducting a seminar for a room full of screeching GSA employees/monkeys who continue drinking and partying until he joins them in a dance routine.
  • Rap Music Video – GSA official transforms into a rap singer to explain to young employees the need for additional revenue.
  • Jeopardy – GSA officials and employees participate in an elaborate Jeopardy game show parody, complete with theme music, light-up board, and canned audience applause.
  • The “Leasefather” – GSA employees parody the baker scene from “The Godfather” movie with supplicant pleading for Don Tony (stroking stuffed cat) to give him justice.
  • Mission Impossible – Former GSA official Ashley Cohen portrays Jim Phelps in a “Mission Impossible” TV show parody with blaring theme, lit matches, and an exploding tape recorder.
  • Sherlock Holmes – After an opening with stock footage from Universal Studios, GSA employees costumed as Holmes and Watson conduct a lengthy discussion.

Now I ask you. What do these videos have to do with the proper and efficient functioning of the GSA? Absolutely nothing, of course. Which is why our client, GSA whistleblower Linda Shenwick brought these videos to our attention. Ms. Shenwick objected to frivolous expenditures in the GSA’s Region 2 (which covers the entire Northeast and the Caribbean), the office which produced the videos and earned the ire of her GSA leadership in the process.

Rather than discouraging this juvenile behavior, GSA had a policy of encouraging and rewarding employees who produced and performed in the controversial videos.

And what happened to Ms. Shenwick, who was merely attempting to prevent fraud inside the agency for which she worked? She has since been demoted and isolated, shifted from the agency’s senior executive suite to an office in the agency’s child care center. (Judicial Watch is helping Ms. Shenwick to pursue a whistleblower case against the GSA with the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board.)

All of this from an agency that touts itself as an “innovation engine” to help the government cut costs!

With respect to the nearly $1 million Las Vegas extravaganza, the event featured not only costly videos similar to those just uncovered by JW, but also luxury accommodations for employees and their loved ones, fine cuisine, parties and expensive gifts. Dozens of agency workers were also awarded cash bonuses for arranging the event, which the Region 9 Commissioner/Acting Regional Administrator had ordered to be “over the top.”

Mission accomplished there.

Disclosure of the Las Vegas event and other abuses led to the removal of some GSA officials, but the agency officials who produced these videos still have their jobs. President Obama is seeking at least $250 million dollars for the GSA in his most recent budget.

Unfortunately, this is not the only example of shameless waste in the form of ridiculous videos and other questionable expenses inside the Obama administration.

As I reported to you a few weeks back, the IRS bankrolled a Star Trek parody video at a cost of $50,187! The agency also produced a video of IRS division managers dancing on stage and spent $44,500 for two speakers, one of whom was paid to create paintings on stage of Michael Jordan and Albert Einstein.

These funds were expended during a 2010 IRS conference that cost American taxpayers $4.1 million overall.

The activities of the GSA and the IRS are further examples of a bloated federal government completely out of control. Clearly the new GSA administrator will have his work cut out for him if this pattern of preposterous waste is to be curtailed.

Our client Linda Shenwick has done her best to alert GSA to these abuses but her efforts were ignored by GSA leadership. Federal employees such as Ms. Shenwick, who alert senior officials to this type of wasteful nonsense, are punished and vilified. As these newly uncovered videos demonstrate, there clearly needs to be a more thorough housecleaning at GSA. In fact, every agency in this administration is due for a good scrubbing.

Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Detail Role of Justice Department in Organizing Trayvon Martin Protests

If you want to get a sense of the Obama/Holder Department of Justice’s (DOJ) policies on race, just take a look at the agency’s response to two high profile events.

Let’s start with the thugs from the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense who brandished weapons and threatened prospective voters at a Philadelphia polling station in 2008. The Bush DOJ quickly filed criminal charges against the activists in a very public voter intimidation case. Then Barack Obama got elected, installed Eric Holder, and the DOJ dropped much of the case over the objections of its own attorneys.

Judicial Watch (along with key disclosures by whistleblowers and former DOJ attorneys Christopher Coates and J. Christian Adams) was able to help prove that the racist application of voting rights laws by Obama political appointees inside DOJ was the root cause of this terrible decision. We also proved that at least one DOJ official lied under oath about who was involved in the decision. (Read more here.)

Now contrast this response with that of the DOJ to last year’s shooting death of a young black man named Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman (a Hispanic) in Florida. (Zimmerman was charged in the shooting and is now standing trial.)

According to documents unearthed by JW, following the Martin shooting, the Holder DOJ dispatched a little-known unit within the agency called the Community Relations Service (CRS), to Sanford, FL, to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.

Now here’s how we got the records. We first filed a FOIA request with the DOJ on April 24, 2012, and received 125 pages on May 30, 2012. We then administratively appealed the request on June 5, 2012, and received 222 pages more on March 6, 2013.  (This investigation resulted in requests for information being filed by Judicial Watch with 13 different government agencies!)

Included in those documents that weren’t withheld from us (and plenty were) are vouchers for expenses associated with the community organizing activity of DOJ employees.  Highlights include:

  • March 25 – 27, 2012, CRS spent $674.14 upon being “deployed to Sanford, FL, to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.”
  • March 25 – 28, 2012, CRS spent $1,142.84 “in Sanford, FL to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies related to the shooting and death of an African-American teen by a neighborhood watch captain.
  • March 30 – April 1, 2012, CRS spent $892.55 in Sanford, FL “to provide support for protest deployment in Florida.”
  • March 30 – April 1, 2012, CRS spent an additional $751.60 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31.”
  • April 3 – 12, 2012, CRS spent $1,307.40 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford.”
  • April 11 – 12, 2012, CRS spent $552.35 in Sanford, FL “to provide technical assistance for the preparation of possible marches and rallies related to the fatal shooting of a 17 year old African American male.”

But there’s more.

From a Florida Sunshine Law request filed on April 23, 2012, JW received thousands of pages of emails on April 27, 2012, in which was found an email by Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board Program Officer Amy Carswell from April 16, 2012 , discussing a news article in the Orlando Sentinel about the secretive peacekeepers: “Congratulations to our partners, Thomas Battles, Regional Director, and Mildred De Robles, Miami-Dade Coordinator and their co-workers at the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service for their outstanding and ongoing efforts to reduce tensions and build bridges of understanding and respect in Sanford, Florida.”

In reply to that message, Battles said: “Thank you Partner. You did lots of stuff behind the scene to make Miami a success. We will continue to work together.” He signed the email simply Tommy.

Carswell responded: “That’s why we make the big bucks.”

But is this really what the DOJ’s participation was all about in this case – “reducing tensions and building bridges?”   Not by a long shot.

Set up under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the DOJ’s CRS, the employees of which are required by law to “conduct their activities in confidence,” reportedly has greatly expanded its role under President Barack Obama.

Though the agency claims to use “impartial mediation practices and conflict resolution procedures,” press reports along with the documents obtained by Judicial Watch suggest that the unit deployed to Sanford, FL, took an active role in working with those demanding the prosecution of Zimmerman.

On April 15, 2012, during the height of the protests, the Orlando Sentinel reported, “They [the CRS] helped set up a meeting between the local NAACP and elected officials that led to the temporary resignation of police Chief Bill Lee according to Turner Clayton, Seminole County chapter president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.”

The paper quoted the Rev. Valarie Houston, pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, a focal point for protestors, as saying “They were there for us,” after a March 20 meeting with CRS agents.

Separately, in response to a Florida Sunshine Law request to the City of Sanford, Judicial Watch also obtained an audio recording of a “community meeting” held at Second Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford on April 19, 2012.

The meeting, which led to the ouster of Sanford’s Police Chief Bill Lee, was scheduled after a group of college students calling themselves the “Dream Defenders” barricaded the entrance to the police department demanding Lee be fired.  Leading the meeting is none other CRS federal employee Thomas Battles.  Battles says during the meeting, that “if a community perceives that there’s something wrong in the black community, there’s something wrong.” That sounds like something racial agitator – and United States Attorney General Eric Holder crony – Al Sharpton might say!

According to the Orlando Sentinel, DOJ employees with the CRS had arranged a 40-mile police escort for the students from Daytona Beach to Sanford.

These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman. My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations.

So don’t believe the hype from the DOJ that the agency’s intervention on behalf of Trayvon Martin was about peace-keeping. This was about Alinsky-style organizing and racial politics pure and simple, something the Holder Justice Department practices on a daily bases.

Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Clinton Documents about Possible Conflicts of Interest

The moment Barack Obama tapped Hillary Clinton to serve as Secretary of State, the alarm bells starting ringing. Not only because of the Clintons’ long history of corruption (see Chinagate, Filegate, Travelgate and the long list of women abused and smeared by both Clintons, for just a few examples), but also because of the Clintons’ propensity to peddle influence to the highest bidder without regard for the harmful impact on the United States of America and its people.

How on earth could Hillary Clinton serve as the nation’s top diplomat with her husband traipsing around the globe collecting six figures on speeches and donations from foreign governments for his Clinton Global Initiative? What kind of wheeling and dealing took place behind closed doors that might compromise or influence U.S diplomatic policy? The possibilities for high stakes shenanigans were endless.

And so, Judicial Watch began asking questions. And those questions were ignored (again) by the Obama administration in defiance of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). So we are now once again forced to go through the courts to seek redress.

On May 28, we filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of State to obtain documents pertaining to possible conflicts of interest between the actions taken by Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and Bill Clinton’s activities (including his Clinton Global Initiative).

The Judicial Watch lawsuit was filed after two years of the State Department refusing to comply with a May 2011 FOIA request for responsive documents.  By law, “all federal agencies are required to respond to a FOIA request within 20 business days.”

Pursuant to a Judicial Watch FOIA request filed with Department of Justice (DOJ) on May 2, 2011, in addition to standard forms from the Office of Personnel Management pertaining to Clinton’s position as Secretary of State, we seek the following records:

  • Any and all certificates of divestiture for Mrs. Clinton;
  • Any and all individual waivers issued to or for Mrs. Clinton pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 208 (b)(1) and 5 C.F.R. §2640.301 or any other applicable ethics statues, regulations, guidelines or agreements;
  • Any and all communications and records of communications – including but not limited to phone logs – related to Mr. Clinton’s speech schedule; and,
  • Any and all communications and records of communications – including but not limited to e-mails, fax reports, and phone logs – related to former Mr. Clinton’s personal or charitable financial relationships with foreign leaders and governments.

As I say, information from the Obama administration has not been forthcoming.

The State Department acknowledged receiving the Judicial Watch FOIA request on May 17, 2011, and was required by law to respond by June 8, 2011, at the latest.  As of the date of Judicial Watch’s lawsuit, the State Department had failed to produce any records responsive to the request, indicate when any responsive records will be produced, or demonstrate that responsive records are exempt from production.

The potential for conflicts of interest between Hillary Clinton’s role as Secretary of State and Bill Clinton’s international ventures grew increasingly controversial in late 2008 when the former president released a list of 200,000+ donors to his library and foundation in what he termed “a deal between” Obama “and Hillary.”

This “deal” reportedly included nine conditions to which Bill Clinton acquiesced, says the New York Times, including a ban on foreign government contributions to the Clinton Global Initiative. And here’s why those donations are so sensitive.

According to an AP wire story, “Saudi Arabia gave $10 million – $25 million to the foundation. Other government donors include Norway, Kuwait, Qatar, Brunei, Oman …”   CNN at the time warned that Clinton’s “complicated global business interests could present future conflicts of interest that result in unneeded headaches for the incoming commander-in-chief.”

Yes, the web of connections between the Clintons and foreign interests is complex, to say the least. But the potential impact of these complexities goes far beyond any migraines suffered by Barack Obama. This is about the potential for undermining our national interest in exchange for contributions to the Clintons’ coffers.

After all, the Clintons sold out our national security to the Communist Chinese in exchange for contributions to Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign. So why not solicit the Saudi Arabians for contributions to Clinton’s non-profit empire, for example? Again, in politics, and especially with the Clintons, even the appearance of impropriety can be impropriety itself.

Also among the “conditions” of the Clinton-Obama deal was a stipulation requiring Bill Clinton’s activities to be subjected to review by State Department ethics officials.

Does this make you feel more comfortable? Especially considering the fact that one of the individuals responsible for vetting Mrs. Clinton for the job of Secretary of State in the first place was none other than Bill Clinton’s former deputy White House counsel Cheryl Mills.

Mills is a longtime Clinton family confidante, who “endeared herself to the Clintons with her never-back-down, share-nothing, don’t-give-an-inch approach …” wrote the Washington Post in 1999.

As I noted in a recent column on Mills, she has been a “Clinton cover-up expert, specializing in subverting investigations of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Whether in the Bill Clinton White House or the Hillary Clinton State Department, Mills has served as something of a “double agent” — working on the taxpayers’ tab while seeming to spend all her time defending the personal fortunes of the Clintons.”  (Read more about her activities here.)

Most recently, evidence emerged that Mills attempted to silence the congressional testimony of State Department whistleblower Gregory Hicks in the Benghazi-gate scandal.

Not surprisingly, after clearing Mrs. Clinton for the DOS job, Mills was named the incoming Secretary’s Chief of Staff. Incidentally, Ms. Mills was also a featured speaker at Bill Clinton’s 2012 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting.

So the job of “ethically vetting” Mrs. Clinton was left to a former Clinton hack, who was subsequently offered a job from the person whom she was “investigating.” And she also served as a keynote speaker for the very organization at the center of the controversy over the Clintons’ conflicts of interest.  Hardly reassuring.

And this is precisely why we went to court to secure the records necessary for the American people to judge for themselves whether or not Bill and Hillary Clinton acted ethically during the former First Lady’s tenure at the State Department. We’re certainly not willing to leave the matter to the likes of Cheryl Mills.

If you’d like to help us in this investigation, or the many others we have ongoing, please consider a tax-deductible contribution by clicking here. Every bit helps!

Until next week…

Holder’s Justice Department: No Funds For Youth Programs Mentioning God

From Breitbart.com comes this amazing story of Holder’s justice department and the ignoramuses trying to run it.  In this case they have withheld funds for two youth programs set-up to help troubled youth in Louisiana.

See what you think of this silliness:

The Department of Justice has summarily removed federal funding from two Louisiana youth programs because a local official refused to sign a pledge stating he would require the programs to ban mentions of God.

Julian Whittington, the sheriff of Bossier Parish, LA, told Fox News that Obama’s Justice Office of Civil Rights de-funded the Young Marines chapter and another youth program over mentions of religion. In the case of the Young Marine program, chartered in 1965, the funding was cut off because the group features an oath that mentions “God.” In the other case, it was because a program for at-risk youth featured a voluntary, student-led prayer session as one of its activities.

Sheriff Whittington says that the DOJ withdrew a combined $30,000 from the programs because the groups refused to remove God from their activities. The sheriff said this was evidence of the government’s “aggression and infringement of our religious freedoms.”

Whittington told Fox, “We were informed that these are unacceptable, inherently religious activities and the Department of Justice would not be able to fund the programs if it continued. They wanted a letter from me stating that I would no longer have voluntary prayer and I would also have to remove ‘God’ from the Young Marine’s oath.”

The oath from the Young Marine organization reads:

From this day forward, I sincerely promise, I will set an example for all other youth to follow and I shall never do anything that would bring disgrace or dishonor upon God, my Country and its flag, my parents, myself or the Young Marines. These I will honor and respect in a manner that will reflect credit upon them and myself Semper Fidelis

A "Young Marine"

A “Young Marine” (Photo credit: @mjb)

There is much more to our government’s seeming attempt to make government a god in and of itself.  A god, not God which can be twisted and mold to suit Barack Obama’s and Eric Holder‘s will and their definition of a government which holds no Christian of other spiritual component.

Read the rest of the story and if you didn’t know already you will learn something about the use of God in swearing in and commissioning requirements.  Too bad Obama and Holder seem to know little about the word and its use:

Both the U.S. Army enlistment oath and its commissioning oath end with “so help me God.”

As to the at-risk youth program, Whittington said,”We’re not promoting any specific religion, this is just voluntary prayer, mention of God, how offensive and bad can that be?”

In response to the DOJ’s message insisting that he sign the anti-God
pledge, Sheriff Whittington sent a letter of his own to LA Governor
Bobby Jindal.

“As a Christian, Sheriff and American citizen, I am writing to
express my frustration and concern over the persistent aggression and
infringement of our religious freedoms which have been imposed upon the
law enforcement grant programs, specifically related to the Louisiana
Commission on Law Enforcement,” wrote the Sheriff.

In cutting off the funding, the DOJ claimed it was a violation of
Church and State rules for the government to fund any group that
mentions God.

Fox’s Todd Starnes says that, “Both youth programs have been hailed
as a successful way to reach at-risk young people. Since 2002 more than
1,000 young people have graduated from the program, directed by a
Bossier Parish deputy who is a former U.S. Marine.”

Like Sheriff Whittington, Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) was troubled by the DOJ’s actions.

“There is a very wide effort coming out of the administration that
seeks to stamp out freedom of expressions – particularly religion and
especially freedom of Christian expression,” Fleming said. “They are
willing to throw the youth overboard and remove the funding just in the
name of making this an atheist, agnostic, secular organization.”

“They (DOJ) don’t want anything to have any sort of religious support
– even down to prayer,” Fleming said. “It’s sad and it’s inconsistent
with the intentions of the framers of the Constitution.”

Sheriff Whittington is not taking this lying down. “When something is
not right and you know it’s not right and you keep bowing down, nothing
is ever going to change,” he said.

Link to complete story

 

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Young Marines

Young Marines (Photo credit: .imelda)

Fast & Furious Morphs To Last & Spurious

Seal of the United States Internal Revenue Ser...

Seal of the United States Internal Revenue Service. The design is the same as the Treasury seal with an IRS inscription. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fast and Furious, the outrage, and not the movie, started when a renegade Department of Justice (DOJ) headed by Eric The Bolder Holder, decided to make sure that drug cartel members South of the United States would not want for sufficient firepower.  The cartels would see gifts of weapons enabling them to kill with impunity, not only their fellow citizens and law enforcement officers, but American citizens, including American law enforcement personnel.

Since Fast and Furious, we have seen other violations by this DOJ come out from  their cretinous beginnings via the hard heads of people who should know better, but instead, offer an  example of perfect idiocy.We fail to see how, the recent IRS and other tricks of the bumblers trade could have been accomplished without AG Holder’s permission, tacit or otherwise.  Our pinning responsibility on Holder does not remove complicity for Obama’s irresponsibility for being ignorant in how to manage a wayward AG. Complicity and inaction allowing Holder one tiny step from being crowned the King of Crime.

The IRS mess, as they say, has legs … the legs of a millipede.Just when it looks as though all the legs have been observed, more are discovered.  Check the following story found at the link just below:

Washington IRS Ordered — I Delivered

Sharia Law In the USA — Some Say On The Way

 

by William Bigelow 6 Aug 2012 436 post a comment

The most terrifying danger Americans face from a second Barack Obama term isn’t the economy, which is scary enough.

The most harrowing prospect is the Obama Administration’s passivity in the face of attempts to introduce aspects of sharia law into our legal system.  Now there is strong and open evidence of the Obama administration collaborating with Islamist activists to ensure the path toward sharia law is accelerated.

Just last week, Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, was asked this question by Trent Franks (R-AZ), a member of the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution: “Will you tell us here today that this Administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?”

Perez refused to answer. Four times.

And why would Franks target Perez?

Here’s why:

Last October, at George Washington University, there was a meeting between DOJ officials, including Perez, and Islamist advocates against free speech. Representatives from the Islamist side included Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). The ISNA was an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding trial in 2008, as well as functioning as a Muslim Brotherhood Front. The leader of the Islamist attack was Sahar Aziz, an Egyptian-born American lawyer and Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, a Muslim advocacy group based in Michigan. At the meeting, the Islamists lobbied for:

  1. Cutbacks in U.S. anti-terror training
  2. Limits on the power of terrorism investigators
  3. Changes in agent training manuals
  4. A legal declaration that criticism of Islam in the United States should be considered racial discrimination

Aziz said that the word “Muslim” has become “racialized” and, once American criticism of Islam was silenced, the effect would be to “take [federal] money away from local police departments and fusion centers who are spying on all of us.”

And what was the response from Perez and the DOJ officials? 

Nothing.

That’s right: no objection, no defense of our first amendment right to free speech.

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Main Scream Media Absent As Usual

 

Dismissed U.S. attorneys summary

Dismissed U.S. attorneys summary (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A federal court has ruled the lawyers in one government department can’t hit their rear with  a boxcar full bass fiddles when it comes to recognizing wrong-doing on the part of criminals within and without the US Department of Justice. And when it comes to being impartial

We all remember the voter intimidation suffered at the batons and tongues of the New Black Panthers and if we kept up on our reading, listening and viewing, we know AG Eric Holder and his band of inept imbeciles ultimately refused to prosecute the cases.

Some real lawyers for the people have just been awarded attorney fees after the court determined there was interference by some of Obama’s political appointees.

A federal court in Washington, DC, held last week that political appointees appointed by President Obama did interfere with the Department of Justice’s prosecution of the New Black Panther Party.

The ruling came as part of a motion by the conservative legal watch dog group Judicial Watch, who had sued the DOJ in federal court to enforce a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents pertaining to the the New Black Panthers case. Judicial Watch had secured many previously unavailable documents through their suit against DOJ and were now suing for attorneys’ fees.

The judge seemed to have little problem in separating truth from fiction and had this to say in part:

The documents reveal that political appointees within DOJ were conferring about the status and resolution of the New Black Panther Party case in the days preceding the DOJ’s dismissal of claims in that case, which would appear to contradict Assistant Attorney General Perez’s testimony that political leadership was not involved in that decision. Surely the public has an interest in documents that cast doubt on the accuracy of government officials’ representations regarding the possible politicization of agency decision-making.

In sum, the Court concludes that three of the four fee entitlement factors weigh in favor of awarding fees to Judicial Watch. Therefore, Judicial Watch is both eligible and entitled to fees and costs, and the Court must now consider the reasonableness of Judicial Watch’s requested award.

The rest of this article harkens back to the beginning of the problems in 2008:

The New Black Panthers case stems from a Election Day 2008 incident where two members of the New Black Panther Party were filmed outside a polling place intimidating voters and poll watchers by brandishing a billy club. Justice Department lawyers investigated the case, filed charges, and when the Panthers failed to respond, a federal court in Philadelphia entered a “default” against all the Panthers defendants. But after Obama was sworn in, the Justice Department reversed course, dismissed charges against three of the defendants, and let the fourth off with a narrowly tailored restraining order.

“The Court’s decision is another piece of evidence showing the Obama Justice Department is run by individuals who have a problem telling the truth,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “The decision shows that we can’t trust the Obama Justice Department to fairly administer our nation’s voting and election laws.”

UPDATE: An earlier version of this post reported that the decision was released today. It was released last week.

Thanks to The Washington Examiner and their reporter Conn Carroll.

Don’t look for this in any of the major media outlets (print or otherwise).

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Prelude To Brainwashing For Gun Control

From a 1995 video our current attorney general touts brainwashing of folks against ownership of guns.  While he may start advocating getting guns out of the hands of gang bangers and other criminals (even this is not clear) about 3:10 into the video the word brainwash is used by Holder to describe what must be done to prevent guns from being possessed by youth.

Unfortunately, this is the same attorney general that approved the program now known as “Fast and Furious,” which placed guns in the hands of murdering Mexico cartel members.  This program has never been adequately explained by the attorney general; nor is it likely to be because congress will probably give Holder a pass.

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The Wheels Of Justice Roll On Your Dough

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By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 -2011

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Since 2007 exceedingly so … Democratic or Republican.  They all know how to spend and waste money in a pathetic way.  While you and I are eating on the cheap, our dear prosecutors of the federal brand are wasting our money until it flows like bran through a goose (unclear, think about it.)  Those participating in such stupidity should be made to pay us back or face the most ruthless ridicule possible. Let’s take a look at some of the information from the story appearing in The Washington Times and written by Jerry Seper:

The Justice Department and several of its agencies engaged in “extravagant and wasteful” spending on food, beverages and event planning for law enforcement conferences, including paying $16 each for muffins, $76 per person for lunch and more than $8 for a cup of coffee, according to an audit released Tuesday by the department’s Office of Inspector General.

At one conference, a workshop on enhancing judicial skills, participants were served snacks of Cracker Jack, popcorn and candy during a break, costing $32 a person, and also were provided a “deluxe” ice cream assortment that cost $10 per person. The 166 people attending a separate conference of U.S. attorneys were fed beef Wellington appetizers at $7.32 per serving.

The story reports on “themed” snacks during breaks at one conference where Cracker Jacks©, popcorn and other snack were served to the tune of $32 per person:

At one conference, a workshop on enhancing judicial skills, participants were served snacks of Cracker Jack, popcorn and candy during a break, costing $32 a person, and also were provided a “deluxe” ice cream assortment that cost $10 per person. The 166 people attending a separate conference of U.S. attorneys were fed beef Wellington appetizers at $7.32 per serving.

Then there’s the entertainment consultant from Alaska hired to plan an event in Palm Springs,California.  Dumb, stupid, idiotic and all of the foregoing abound among these legal giants and mental midgets, but there is not a iota of common sense in the ounces of gray matter contained in the craniums.

There were $16 muffins and and $5.00 Swedish meatballs and a half a million plus paid out for event planning:

Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the SenateJudiciary Committee, which oversees the Justice Department, was critical Tuesday of the expenditures.

“$16 muffins and $600,000 for event-planning services are what make Americans cynical about government and why they are demanding change,” Mr. Grassley emailed in response to a Times inquiry. “TheJustice Department appears to be blind to the economic realities our country is facing. People are outraged, and rightly so.

“The Inspector General’s Office just gave a blueprint for the first cuts that should be made by the super committee,” he said, referring to the congressional panel charged this year with finding more than $1 trillion in deficit cuts.

Are you as sick as you should be over this mess?  There is more to the story and the rest can be accessed from the link below:

A Sordid Affair For Assorted Conferences

Oh.  Not that it matters, but the tally for the responsible parties, i.e. Democratic and Republican was: Demos 4 and Repubs 6, which I take to mean, neither party has the corner on the market of stupid and dumb.