How corrupt is corrupt?


The Webster’s Dictionary for accuracy should have a picture of the Obama Administration right next to the word corrupt. It isn’t just Eric Holder’s department of Injustice, or even Barack Obama himself. It is a culture of pure political corruption that obviously runs through the administrative levels of every federal bureaucracy. Lois Lerner is the poster child for that corruption.

Lerner speaks! (To Politico)

posted at 9:21 am on September 22, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

The woman who made herself infamous for refusing to testify in the IRS scandal has finally broken her silence … to Politico, anyway. Flanked by lawyers during the interview, Lerner insists she did nothing wrong while running the tax-exempt unit at the IRS when it singled out conservative groups for investigation. If that’s the case, though, why is she telling that to Politico now rather than the House Oversight Committee then?

Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal.

“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago. “I’m proud of my career and the job I did for this country.”

The Inspector General of the Treasury certainly thought someone did something wrong. The original report revealed a concerted effort to target conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status for their efforts, while progressive applicants got a much easier ride. That targeting took place in Lerner’s unit, and just to emphasize that, Lerner and her management staged an apology right before the IG report went public in May 2013. Then-IRS commissioner Steve Miller acknowledged that he and Lerner staged that apology to take the sting out of the exposure of the targeting plot a week after it was given:


IRS Lawyers Admit Lois Lerner Obstructed Justice

Via FoxNews, IRS lawyers have dropped a bombshell admission that Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally wiped and destroyed after the start of the Congressional probe into the activities of her division:

Lois Lerner’s Blackberry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.

Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the Blackberry was “removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012.”

That date – June 2012 – is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about reports of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.

This is a fairly astonishing admission and it’s difficult to see how this does not constitute textbook Obstruction of Justice under 18 USC 1505 (and possibly other statutes):

Whoever, with intent to avoid, evade, prevent, or obstruct compliance, in whole or in part, with any civil investigative demand duly and properly made under the Antitrust Civil Process Act, willfully withholds, misrepresents, removes from any place, conceals, covers up, destroys, mutilates, alters, or by other means falsifies any documentary material, answers to written interrogatories, or oral testimony, which is the subject of such demand; or attempts to do so or solicits another to do so; or
Whoever corruptly, or by threats or force, or by any threatening letter or communication influences, obstructs, or impedes or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede the due and proper administration of the law under which any pending proceeding is being had before any department or agency of the United States, or the due and proper exercise of the power of inquiry under which any inquiry or investigation is being had by either House, or any committee of either House or any joint committee of the Congress—
Shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.

Caselaw on obstruction of justice indicates that it does not matter whether the emails in question were in fact held on a central server, you can be dinged for obstruction for the attempt to destroy the information if you delete mails in, say, your Outlook inbox even though your company keeps all emails on a central server. It is intended to protect against the eventuality where (as here) the emails in question mysteriously go missing from the central server or the person responsible for retrieving them claims that it would be impossible or impractical to do so. Not to mention the fact that you don’t get a free pass for obstruction of justice just because you’re not smart enough to do it properly.
Every new revelation in this case points to an aggressive effort on the part of the IRS to improperly and possibly illegally hide evidence from the public as to its activities. It is past time for someone at DOJ to show as much interest in the proper administration of justice with respect to the IRS as they did to Arthur Andersen.

Her protestations to the contrary, there is simply no doubt that Lois Lerner knowingly willingly and with a full forethought of malice committed felony level criminal actions. Richard Nixon was forced to resign from the Office of President of the United States of America mere hours ahead of certain Impeachment over far less serious criminal actions taken on his behalf by his subordinates.

After his assertions that there was not even a smidgen of corruption over at the IRS, Barack Obama should be held to the exact same standard as Richard Nixon was held to.

If there is any place in America more corrupt that the Obama Administration (shocking as this assertion may seem) then it can only be Congress itself. It is Congresses responsibility to ensure that Lois Lerner and every other bureaucrat who like Lois Lerner, willfully and knowingly breaks the law, is held to the fullest accountability by the law. Failure by Congress to do so has but only a single solitary consequence, and that is to destroy the public’s faith in the America legal system and by extension, the government of the United States of America.

13th Anniversary of 9/11


The imbecilic socialist/Marxist Democrats were hoping that the war on terror would be long over by now so that they could return to plundering the wealth of America’s middle class. Obama and the democrats didn’t object to the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan because they thought those wars were wrong, despite what they might claim, no they objected because the money spent on those wars, was money they could not steal.

Now Obama wants half a trillion dollars to fight ISIS/ISIL. ISIS/ISIL wouldn’t even exist were it not for Barack Obama’s pure stupidity. So here we are, 13 years after 9/11/01, and thanks to Barack Obama, we’re right back where we started in the war on terror. There is one significant difference this time though. Barack Obama gave 5 million dollars and 5 top generals back to the terrorists in trade for a deserter and traitor so that he could claim that he had won the war on terror.

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Now with that out of the way, I haven’t been writing much lately because I am back in school. I’m studying to obtain a welding certificate. Here are some pictures of me learning to weld, and some of my crappy music to listen to while you are looking at the pretty pictures.

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Meet Wile E Coyote, Super Genius.


Ok, so let’s make this short and sweet. If you’re a blogger, and you are using phrases like unexpectedly or inexplicably when you are writing anything about Barack Obama or anyone in the Obama Administration, if you write about the Mainstream Media, and are surprised by anything they do, then you are a fluking Wile E Coyote, Super Genius.

Like Adolph Hitler before him, Barack Obama told everyone right up front what he intended to do. Fundamentally Transform America, helloieee, ring any fluking bells? What the fuck did you think Fundamentally Transform America meant? Are you really that fucking stupid? Barack Obama is a fucking Marxist, hello… Community Activist? Read Saul Alinsky, community activist means Marxist agitator.

Barack Obama’s mother and father were avowed Marxists, so were his grandparents, so was his mentor Frank Marshall Davis, so is his friend from the hood, William “Bill” Ayres. You honestly have to be stupider than a 5 gallon bucket of used camel snot to not see the obvious.

Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air is a fluking Wile E Coyote, Super Genius at best, pretending that he is shocked that Gambling is going on at Ricks place.

Media curiously silent on “Truthy”

It’s been a couple of days since the Washington Free Beacon’s Elizabeth Harrington first reported on the three-year-old federal grant from the National Science Foundation for the “Truthy” database, and … not much else has happened. Blogs have picked it up, including our own Mary Katharine, and Reason’s Bobby Soave did a good job of highlighting its inherent contradictions. Twitchy has collated a number of tongue-in-cheek attempts to kick-start Truthy. Other than that, the national media appears to have gone radio silent on this latest project; according to a Bing news search this morning, no national outlet has yet picked up the story from WFB.

That’s interesting, because one might have guessed that they would take notice of a million-dollar effort to encroach on their fact-checking turf. In my column for The Week today, I wonder why the federal government is spending a million dollars to create a mechanism that sounds like it could come straight out of Orwell when we have a perfectly good private-sector market for free speech:

The Federal Government is paying millions of dollars to attempt to place 1984 controls over social media and the Mainstream Media is silent on the issue. Big fucking shock, the media has been providing Obama and his Marxist coup with cover since day one.

Ed likes to pretend that he is a big fan of Andrew Breitbart, but somehow Ed is to chicken shit scared to ever point out that according to Andrew Breitbart, the single biggest and most dangerous enemy to the United States, is the Mainstream Media. Let’s face the truth,Ed so desires to be the next Dan Rather, that he’s already sold his soul to the devil for that chance.

Is there a conspiracy within the Mainstream Media to help Barack Obama Fundamentally Transform America into a Marxist Utopia? Hell yes there is.

JournoList 2.0

A Media Trackers open records request has revealed a secret Google group aimed at helping liberals influence public policy by driving the media narrative.

“Gamechanger Salon” is a (now not-so-) secret Google group with a membership of over 1000 left wing influencers. Media Trackers discovered the group after filing an open records request concerning a professor and activist at the University of Wisconsin. Members include journalists from outlets like the Huffington Post, MSNBC, ThinkProgress, and Media Matters, and activists from groups like the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Change.org, Planned Parenthood, and the AFL-CIO.

Is Ed Morrissey a member of this new conspiracy? I do not know, but I sure as hell wouldn’t be surprised, especially the way he keeps being surprised like Captain Renault every time the media or the Obamanation Administration is caught attempting that fundamental transformation.

Loyalty is the highest honor…


R.E.M started their song “It’s The End Of The World” with a phrase, “That’s great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, an aeroplane, and Lenny Bruce is not afraid”. But the brutal truth is, Michael Stipe’s atheist philosophical pontificating aside, that’s not how it starts. The origins of the phrase “the apocalypse will not be televised” are somewhat obscure, though, it’s probably a modification of “The Revolution will not be televised“. Like so many prognostications, it turns out that, “The Revolution Apocalypse will not be televised” is wrong. Not only will the apocalypse be televised, it will go into syndication and make it to re-run hell for your children and grand children and great grand children to watch.

No, the apocalypse did not start with a earthquake, birds or snakes, or even an aeroplane. Not only did it not, it also unfolded in ultra slow motion. So slow, that well, almost nobody noticed that it was happening right in front of their faces. That is not to say that there weren’t signs, that there weren’t people who took notice that something was amiss. Those who took notice, who tried to speak out, were punished severely for their actions. Not only will there be no commercial interruptions of the apocalypse, there won’t be any interruptions of any kind at all.

What happens when you screw up and interrupt the apocalypse?

New Jersey cop: If Obama doesn’t have to follow the Constitution, we don’t either

Via Reason, the key bit starts around two minutes in. Alternate headline: “The fish rots from the head down.”

The cop told a radio host this morning he was being sarcastic (audio here) but he’s under investigation anyway:

Special Police Officer Richard Recine now is the subject of an internal affairs investigation after the video was posted online and was seen by Police Director Robert Manney, who called the comments an “embarrassment.”…

On Wednesday, Manney said Recine’s words were “uncalled for and unprofessional.”…

“I’ve already spoken to that officer in regards to that. In my opinion it’s an embarrassment.”

Recine’s obviously criticizing Obama in the clip (he’s “decimated the friggin’ Constitution”), not earnestly citing him as an example to emulate. I think he threw the “if he doesn’t follow it, we don’t have to either” thing out there because he assumed that the guy he’s arguing with is an Obama fan. I.e. if your guy doesn’t have to play by the rules, why demand that we lowly cops do so? But your mileage may vary.

Pete Kofod wrote a brilliant and highly disturbing essay titled, “The Rise of the Praetorian Class” if you haven’t read it yet, it should be way at the top of your must read list, right next to or just under, The Belmont Clubs “The Three Conjectures“.

Peter predicted in “The Rise of the Praetorian Class” so much of what we are seeing in America today, right down to what is happening both between Special Police Officer Richard Recine and Obama, and Recine’s masters/employers.

Legions and Lictors – the Praetorian Class

The Praetorian Class includes members of the Armed Services, federal, state and local law enforcement personnel as well as numerous militarized officials including agents from the DEA, Immigrations, Customs Enforcement, Air Marshalls, US Marshalls, and more. It also includes, although to a lesser extent, various stage actors in the expanding security theater such as TSA personnel. The main mission of the Praetorian Class is to keep the order of the day. This requires displaying an intimidating presence in their interactions with the Economic Class.

As the Praetorian Class ascends, the clear, albeit unstated, message that emerges is that actions and events in the Economic Class only occur with its tacit consent. Whether driving on roads, traveling in the air, visiting public land, walking down the street or even living in your own home, every action you take is predicated on its permission. By preconditioning the populace to enforcement of its edicts, most of which are completely arbitrary, the Praetorian Class sets itself up for a high degree of autonomy in its actions. This is confirmed by the fact that consequences for malfeasance within the Praetorian Class are almost never observed, and when it happens, it typically becomes a grotesque spectacle in which one of their own is sacrificed as an example, so as to keep appearances of effective internal controls.

Members of the Praetorian Class are typically recruited from the Economic Class and usually from the lower socio-economic spectrum, which offers them an opportunity for personal and professional gain that otherwise might be out of their reach. Early on in the training and indoctrination process, a strong emphasis is placed on teamwork and advancing the welfare of the team above the individual. While independent thought is never overtly discouraged, the fact is that questioning authority and failing to display complete loyalty to the team results in censure, shunning and even expulsion. Naturally, the recruit learns in short order which behavior is rewarded and responds accordingly. This forges a lifelong, unbreakable bond between the brothers-in-arms. This bond can be observed when people proudly display unit insignia and decorations decades after their departure from service.

As they serve in their martial role, members of the Praetorian Class learn to despise members of the Political Class and to view the plight of the Economic Class with detachment or even contempt. Law enforcement and military personnel will converse behind closed doors about the most horrific injustices and brutalities with cavalier amusement. While perhaps natural, their training for violence and teamwork is a fundamental cause for why members of the Praetorian Class abandon their roots and in time come to view their peers “back on the farm” with contempt. Likewise, the steady displays of the craven and treacherous character of the Political Class causes the Praetorian Class to privately disavow emotional allegiance to their masters, usually early in their service.

Naturally, as the members of the Praetorian Class socially distance themselves from both their origins and their masters, even though they are paid to do their bidding, a new group identity among them emerges. Adoption of this group identity, forged by the training, indoctrination and work, defines membership in the Praetorian Class. Some of the characteristics of this identity include:

Viewing everything and everyone according to a perceived threat posture. The members’ thought processes, beliefs and actions center on viewing the world through a paradigm of a graduated conflict spectrum and how to posture themselves accordingly. Even in the most mundane settings, their conversations tend to be awkward if not centered on their martial duties.

Tight internal socialization. Because they view life through a martial paradigm, members tend to socialize almost exclusively amongst themselves. Immediate family members are expected to do the same, which naturally occurs anyway as they can share experiences that external relationships simply are unable to address.

Loyalty is the highest honor. Whether referred to as the blue wall of silence or the brotherhood in arms, even the most egregious transgressions are buried. If the misdeeds are internal, meaning member versus member, the justice is handled internally. On the other hand, external missteps are typically swept under the rug and significant chicane is experienced by outsiders who seek to learn the truth.

In a relatively free and peaceful society, members of the communities that form the Praetorian Class lead a discrete existence. Members of the military commute to and from their place of work and are largely invisible to both the Political and Economic Class, certainly in communities that are not “Praetorian” communities. Attendance at cultural events in uniform is frowned upon, if not explicitly forbidden. During these times, members of the military and law enforcement are expected to live and operate outside the perception of other members of society, their purpose and function regarded with a sense of detachment and perhaps even subtle curiosity.

As the Political Class increasingly calls upon the Praetorian Class to ensure their order, however, their martial nature becomes more visible in the fabric of day-to-day life. This serves several purposes. For one, it allows the Political Class to demonstrate its willingness to use unlimited force to achieve its objectives, something that was always the case but is now made publicly visible. Rationalizing the increased public profile, a stream of honorifics is bestowed upon the Praetorian Class so that they may be presented as defenders of the Economic Class. This is accomplished through the time-tested use of pageantry, pomp and circumstance.

Over time, additional perquisites are bestowed upon the Praetorian Class including preferential treatment in both private and public facilities. Preferred air travel accommodations for uniformed personnel, including dedicated lines at TSA checkpoints and preferential boarding, have recently emerged as cultural standards that further distance the Praetorian Class from the masses.

Another clear change is the physical appearance of members of the Praetorian Class. The uniforms transition from relatively inconspicuous attire to “battle uniforms” such are those now standard issue to both the military and law enforcement personnel. These optics reinforce the position of the Praetorian Class as maintainers of public order, convey a message of physical dominance and establish chronic low-level fear among the masses. Sometimes referred to as the militarization of the police force, this characterization traditionally refers to the increasing firepower in even municipal police departments. Frequently lost in this observation, however, is the psychological impact that such a heavily armed police presence has on the “civilian” population – specifically that it further separates the Praetorian Class from the Economic Class.

Special Police Officer Richard Recine did the unforgivable for anyone in the Praetorian Class, he took the side of the Economic Class of that of his own class of his masters. For that Special Police Officer Richard Recine will be made into a Kabuki Theater sacrifice designed to deceive those in the economic class into thinking that the Praetorian Class are their protectors and saviors, while at the same time proving to their masters in the political class that they are still loyal and can still be trusted to do whatever their masters require.

Yes, this is where the apocalypse really starts, with Praetorian Class sacrificing their own to deceive the economic class and appease their masters in the Political Class.

Cometh the giant slayer…


Harold Watson “Trey” Gowdy III (born August 22, 1964) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes much of the Upstate region, including Greenville and Spartanburg.

Before his election to Congress, Gowdy was the solicitor (district attorney) for the state’s Seventh Judicial Circuit, comprising Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. From 1994 to 2000, he was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina.

In 2014, Gowdy became chairman of a House Select Committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack.

If you are a Progressive liberal Marxist Democrat politician, this man is your worst nightmare come true. He is Conservative, brilliant, and as aggressive as a American Staffordshire (Pit-bull) Terrier. In short, once Trey Gowdy gets his teeth locked on your ass, you are done.

How completely deranged and dishonest is the left you ask?


Most Americans make the mistake of believing that the political left in America are normal rational people, just like them. The problem is, that it just isn’t the case. The Progressive liberal Marxist Democrat left in America genuinely are suffering from serious and profound mental disorders. In short, they really genuinely are fucking nut’s.

How fucking nut’s you ask? The most eloquent display of their psychosis can be found in their constant accusations that the political right, specifically Tea Party conservatives are the American equivalent of the Taliban or ISIS. You honestly have to be 100 percent certifiably insane to make that suggestion even as a politically motivated joke.

This is ISIS in action, tell me where you have seen this anywhere in America from the right side of the political isle.

So… Where are the mass graves caused by the American Tea Party killing 1500 liberals at a time? Which of America’s river’s are running red with blood as hundreds of bodies of liberal Marxist Democrats float down them?

Yes, if you call someone in America whom you disagree with politically a terrorist, you are clinically insane, absolutely certifiably psychotic and you should be placed in a psychiatric hospital for observation for your own safety as well as fore the safety of society.

The Department on Injustice tells Congress to fuck off.


Go to the 4:25 mark and start watching there. Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis asks James Cole, deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice, why after Congress held Lois Lerner in contempt that the DOJ, who is required by Law, has not begun prosecuting Lerner. Cole respond by telling DeSantis that the Department of Injustice has decided to exercise prosecutorial discretion. In other words, Cole told Congress to fuck off they weren’t going to prosecute Lois Lerner and there isn’t a damned thing Congress can do about it.