Tuesday, June 17, 2014


How Stupid do They Think We Are?

The IRS harassed certain tax-payers for political reasons.  This much is clear from the evidence.  

There is strong circumstantial evidence that this was done at the direction of the White House.  The Obama administration is denying such a link, but the head of the IRS visited the White House 118 times during 2010-2011.   That is exactly 117 more visits to the White House than during the Bush administration.   When Doug Shulman was asked why he visited so many times he replied “the Easter Egg Roll, with my kids…”.   That’s a lot of Easter Egg rolls in just two years.

So it is clear that he is lying.

In order to prove collusion with the White House, the House has asked for email records for a number of IRS officials, including Lois Lerner.  Since Ms. Lerner has famously plead the Fifth, invoking her right against self-incrimination, she clearly has something to hide.

Here comes the whopper.

Now the IRS claims that they lost Lois Lerner’s emails.  Two whole year’s worth.

That’s right.  They simply can’t find them.   Oopsie!

How stupid do they think we are?  The chances that all the emails in question were ‘lost’ is exactly zero.

Standard IT procedures call for the periodic back up of data,  including emails.   In fact, the government itself mandates email retention policies for many regulated industries.  Standard diligence and competence would have email servers being backed up on a regular basis.

These periodic back-ups are then stored in offsite, secure locations.  This protects the back up data in the unlikely event that something happens to the original. There are some very basic questions that need to be asked about how this happened.

To believe that the emails are all lost is to believe that the mail servers and everyone one of potentially dozen’s of copies of the data were somehow accidentally lost at the same moment.

This is either criminal negligence or a criminal conspiracy.

The fact that they are trying to peddle this nonsense with a straight face means that they have a profound lack of respect for the intellect of the American electorate.

Nixon got impeached for, among other things, asking the IRSto target political opponents.  The IRS told Nixon No.  It is obvious that Obama’s request was met with an enthusiastic IR-Yes!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Why the Left Hates

Why does the Left hate so much?   As Michelle Malkin has pointed out, they are pretty much unhinged.

Why do they throw pies, smash windows, burn police cars, and generally behave in an appalling manner?
Anti-pollution protesters showing how much they hate air pollution...

Why do they issue death threats and revel in violence, both real and threatened?

Why does the Left have a near monopoly on terrorism?

I think the answer is very simple:  

When your positions on issues are not rational, is it not possible to defend them with reason.  

Absent a rational framework for debate or conversation, you are left with name calling and violence as your only recourse.   And that is a much easier course of action than examining your belief system to understand why your world is so fact-free.

The pro-abortion cult is so wedded to their faith in 'reproductive rights' that they literally cannot conceive of a logical, factual response to questions like 'why should I pay for your abortion'.  So they have a meltdown.

The climate change acolytes are so lost in the fever swamps of eco-communism that they cannot see the forest for the trees.   The only response they have to inconvenient facts like 'the earth has not warmed in over 17 years' is to scream and call you names.

The Luddites of the anti-GMO movement weep in hysteria at the mere mention of facts like 'after several trillion GMO-meals, there is zero evidence of any problems.  Then they call you a corporate shill.

The perpetually offended throw Racist! and Homophobic! back at you as if it answers your question of 'why should one class of citizen be treated differently than others'.  Then they get personal.

There are ill informed morons that scream invective and names on both sides of the debate.

But the vast majority of the incivility comes from the know-nothing Left.

If you are looking for a measure of how well informed people are on both sides we can look to a few proxy measures:
  • Conservative books outsell liberal books by huge margins
  • Right wing media is vastly more popular than the Left wing variety.
  • Conservatives routinely outscore Liberals on political and general knowledge tests
Leftism is a faith, and the only defense of faith is violence and intolerance.

As Reagan so eloquently pointed out,

Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so...

Monday, June 2, 2014

Everything is a lie. Everything.

Every thing the Obama Administration does or says is a lie.   A big bald faced lie.

Fast and Furious?  Lies.

Benghazi?  Lies.

VA Scandal, IRS scandal, Obamacare, ... all lies.

These are not run-of-the-mill campaign promise lies.  We all know that politicians will say what it takes to get elected.  These are deep, important lies.

And now we find out that the Bowe Bergdahl story is a lie.

The administration has known all along that this story stunk and that he was very likely a deserter and a traitor.  Rather than make the simple statement that he was missing under unusual circumstances, they made up a lie.   And forced people to sign non-disclosures.

I understand the lies about Fast and Furious.  That is criminal offense for which Holder should be in jail and Obama should be impeached.

I get it about Benghazi -- they panicked over the potential damage to the president in the upcoming imminent election.

And all the other scandals would damage Obama, so they lied.  I get it.

But what possible reason is there to lie about Bowe Bergdahl?    How can a deserter hurt the President?

Why couldn't they tell the truth when we went missing?

How do we get to the point where we have a government that lies about everything even when there is no conceivable reason to do so?

It the corrupt culture in Washington so far gone that they cannot event distinguish things that they need to lie about from things that they can say honestly?  I am getting the impression that even that question would baffle them.

Like a fish that does not know he is wet, Obama doesn't even know he lives in a world of deceit and treachery.