Archive for May 2013

The infamous Lois Lerner of IRS scandal fame tried to bully Illinois GOP candidate in 1996

Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who is a central figure in the agency’s scandalous and possibly illegal attempts to intimidate conservative, pro-life and other center-right groups, seems to have gone an early start in her alleged bullying tactics. The conservative blog, Illinois Review, has revealed allegations that Lerner, as head of the Enforcement Division... Read more »

Democrats now sound like Republicans after Nixon's Watergate

“I will not comment on a third-rate burglary attempt. Obviously we don’t condone that kind of second-rate burglary.” –Ronald Ziegler, President Richard Nixon’s press secretary’s response to media inquiries about whether the White House had anything to do with the Watergate burglary “There’s no there there.” –President Barack Obama’s response to stories inquiring if the... Read more »

Boy Scout openly gay vote stirs movement to create an alternative group

For discussion purposes: Grapevine, TX – Following the vote by the Boy Scouts of America’s voting delegates to pass the resolution allowing “open and avowed homosexuality” in the Boy Scouts, John Stemberger, Founder of OnMyHonor.Net, a coalition of members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) including parents, Scoutmasters, Eagle Scouts and other Scouting leaders who affirm... Read more »
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The Illinois legislature's last week of the session: the horrors that await

As usual, the Illinois Legislature cops the 37th Annual American Procrastinators Award by putting everything off until the last week of the legislation session, which ends Friday, May 31. It should be an interesting, if not horrifying, week. On the agenda are everything from reforming Illinois’ dreadful public employee pension funds to gay marriage. Below... Read more »

New: EPA, like the IRS, targets conservative groups

According to EPA records obtained by the free market Competitive Enterprise Institute, since January 2012 the agency [Environmental Protection Agency] has granted fee waivers for 75 out of 82 Freedom of Information Act requests sent by major environmental groups, denying only seven of them — meaning green groups saw their fees waived 92 percent of the time.... Read more »

'Bras Make Breasts Sag, 15-Year Study Concludes'

From Medical News Today: Wearing a bra does more harm than good – it does nothing to reduce back pain and weakens the muscles that hold up the breasts, resulting in greater breast sagging, Jean-Denis Rouillon, a sports science expert from the University of Besançon, France, reported after a 15-year study. Rouillon says that the... Read more »
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Religious and pro-life groups also harassed by IRS

The popular impression is that President Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service harassed only tea party and patriot-like groups seeking tax-exempt status. If it were only so. Allegations of IRS harassment of pro-life and religious groups reach as far back as Obama’s early administration and extend beyond the agency’s Cincinnati office, which is the focus of... Read more »

Obama and the IRS: The Smoking Gun?

President Barack Obama met with anti-Tea Party IRS union chief the day before agency targeted Tea Party. Here is a fascinating timeline put together by Jeffrey Lord in the American Spectator. According to the White House Visitors Log, provided here in searchable form by U.S. News and World Report, the president of the anti-Tea Party National Treasury Employees Union,... Read more »

Next: A little boy in your daughter's kindergarten bathroom

It’s an accommodation for transgendered kids that’s permitted in a few, but increasing numbers of schools. It could end up as the latest civil rights issue: Children who are born with a boy’s or girl’s plumbing but who believe they are respectively a girl or a boy should be allowed to use the bathroom of... Read more »
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Full frontal nudity could be the future of network TV

The Federal Communications Commission in considering relaxing its rules on indecency on over-the-air, commercial television stations. Said an FCC circular: After the Supreme Court’s decision [here and here] in FCC v. Fox Television Stations , Inc., 132 S.Ct. 2307 (2012), in September 2012, Chairman Genachowski instructed Commission staff to commence a review of the Commission’s broadcast indecency policies... Read more »
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