| Political Talk|| IRS official who refused to testify facing more scrutiny over scandal, past - L.A. on 5/23/13 at 9:21 am|
I find the questioning of the Chrstian Coalition group to be offensive.
[quote]In the 1990's, Lerner also served as chief of enforcement at the Federal Elections Commission.
Under her direction, the FEC undertook the largest enforcement action in its history -- suing the Christian Coalition f...
| Music Board|| For those of you who aren't familiar with Tommy Emmanuel - L.A. on 5/23/13 at 12:16 am|
Here he is, the world's greatest acoustic guitarist (per Guitar Player magazine and Acoustic Guitar Player magazine)
I've seen him live and he puts on one of the best shows I've ever seen. Unbelievable talent!
| Political Talk|| Why would Lois Lerner invoke the 5th ammendment? - L.A. on 5/22/13 at 9:49 pm|
Let's say she's telling the truth when she says:
[quote]“I have not done anything wrong.” I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations, and I have not provided false information to this or any other committee.”[/quote]
Assuming all that is true, why won't she testif...
| Political Talk|| Obama adminstration admits to killing 4 Americans with drone since 2009 - L.A. on 5/22/13 at 6:17 pm|
Top story on Huff Po right now.
[quote]WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009 in Pakistan and Yemen. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security speech...
| Political Talk|| CBS investigative reporter says her computer was hacked too - L.A. on 5/21/13 at 12:30 pm|
She had worked on the Fast & Furious story, as well as the Benghazi story.
[quote]Sharyl Attkisson, the Emmy-award winning CBS News investigative reporter, says that her personal and work computers have been compromised and are under investigation. "I can confirm that an intrusion of my computer...
| Political Talk|| The irony about all these scandals plaguing the Obama administration... - L.A. on 5/21/13 at 11:43 am|
Is that if the media had been doing their job all along, things would actually be better for Obama right now. His administration wouldn't be on the brink of implosion. Things would be more manageble for him and his spin doctors if he had only one crisis to contend with instead of this laundry list...
| Political Talk|| Day After Obama Meets Treasury Union Chief at WH Tea Party Targeting Begins - L.A. on 5/21/13 at 11:17 am|
Coincidence? Smoking gun?
[quote]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, Colleen Kelley, visited the White House at 12:30pm that Wednesday noon time of March ...
| Political Talk|| White House Spokesman: "The Law is Irrelevant" - L.A. on 5/20/13 at 11:17 am|
This is from yesterday on 'This Week with George Stephanopolous'.
I wish George had been tougher on the followup.
| Political Talk|| Chief IRS Counsel Got Jeremiah Wright's Church out of IRS Probe - L.A. on 5/20/13 at 10:20 am|
before joining the IRS; offered to do the work pro bono.
[quote]News reports from the time indicate the now-chief counsel of the IRS, William Wilkins, helped a church connected to President Barack Obama’s friend Rev. Jeremiah Wright get out of an IRS probe in 2008 while working as a private attor...
| Political Talk|| White House stands behind woman at the center or IRS controversy - L.A. on 5/19/13 at 8:18 pm|
Why did the White House accept the resignation of the guy who wasn't there when these crimes were being committed, but stand behind the woman who WAS there while the IRS targeted Obama's political enemies? Why not request and accept her immediate resignation as well?
[quote]The White House is s...
| Political Talk|| Who edited the Benghazi talking points? That's irrelevant. - L.A. on 5/19/13 at 2:54 pm|
Where was Obama during the Benghazi attack? That's irrelevant too.
| Political Talk|| "Obama's tapped-out trust" by George Will - L.A. on 5/17/13 at 7:19 pm|
[quote]Now, regarding Obama’s second-term agenda. His reelection theme — reelect me because I am not Mitt Romney — yielded a meager mandate, and he used tactics that are now draining the legitimacy that an election is supposed to confer.
One tactic was to misrepresent the Benghazi attack, lest i...
| Political Talk|| IRS asked pro-life group about the content of their prayers - L.A. on 5/17/13 at 6:58 pm|
[quote]During a House Ways and Means Committee hearing today, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., grilled outgoing IRS commissioner Steven Miller about the IRS targeting a pro-life group in Iowa.
“Their question, specifically asked from the IRS to the Coalition for Life of Iowa: ‘Please detail ...
| Political Talk|| So Obama lied when he said he found out about the IRS targeting - L.A. on 5/17/13 at 3:18 pm|
from the recent news story like everybody else?
With the NY Times revelation today that he knew during the 2012 election campaign, it would seem that O'Sleazy has been caught red-handed.
What happens now?...
| Political Talk|| Bob Woodward: 'I Would Not Dismiss Benghazi;' Similar to Watergate - L.A. on 5/17/13 at 10:21 am|
From a man who would know.
[quote]"You were talking earlier about kind of dismissing the Benghazi issue as one that's just political and the president recently said it's a sideshow," said Woodward. "But if you read through all these e-mails, you see that everyone in the government is saying, 'Oh,...
| Political Talk|| Columbia U. "whites only" scholarship is being challenged... by Columbia U. - L.A. on 5/16/13 at 9:00 pm|
Columbia U. says they don't like the stipulations left by the person who endowed the scholarship in 1920. I have no problem with this scholarship being challenged except for the fact that Columbia still has scholarships that are for blacks only (eg the Stanley J. Tarver Memorial Scholarship: [i]The ...
| Political Talk|| IRS denied tax-exempt status to pro-lifers on behalf of Planned Parenthood - L.A. on 5/16/13 at 7:27 pm|
[quote]IRS officials refused to grant tax exempt status to two pro-life organizations because of their position on the abortion issue, according to a non-profit law firm, which said that one group was pressured not to protest a pro-choice organization that endorsed President Obama during the last el...
| Political Talk|| Why does the NAACP have tax exempt status? - L.A. on 5/16/13 at 5:48 pm|
Hearing Julian Bond's comments recently about how the Tea Party is "admittedly racist" (I'd like to know who from the Tea Party admitted to being racist) and how it's ok for the IRS to target them because of it got me thinking about the NAACP and why they have tax exempt status. I would consider th...
| Political Talk|| White House’s Benghazi email dump shows critical two-day gap, CIA objection - L.A. on 5/16/13 at 9:55 am|
The first released email is from 67 hours after the attack.
[quote]The Benghazi-related emails released by the White House late May 15 exclude the critical emails between administration officials that were sent during the crucial first two days after the deadly jihadi attack that killed four Amer...
| Political Talk|| IRS Employees Donated Over Twice As Much to Obama As to Romney in 2012 - L.A. on 5/15/13 at 11:37 pm|
[quote]President Barack Obama received more than twice as much in campaign donations from IRS employees in 2012 as did his opponent, Mitt Romney, records show.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, which maintains an online database of political contributions, individuals listing their...
| Political Talk|| Benghazi emails show State Dept had big hand in watering down account of attack - L.A. on 5/15/13 at 6:47 pm|
[quote]WASHINGTON – State Department officials repeatedly objected to -- and tried to water down -- references to Al Qaeda and prior security warnings in the administration's initial internal story-line on the Benghazi attack, according to dozens of emails and notes released by the White House late...
| Political Talk|| Catholic Prof. Claims IRS Audited Her After Speaking Out Against Obama - L.A. on 5/15/13 at 10:40 am|
[quote]'Very Frightening’: Prominent Catholic Prof. Claims IRS Audited Her After Speaking Out Against Obama and Demanded to Know Who Was Paying Her
•Noted professor and sociologist Dr. Anne Hendershott claims IRS may have targeted her with a 2010 audit
•IRS demanded to know which groups paid her...
| Political Talk|| I can't believe the Chicago Tribune published this cartoon - L.A. on 5/14/13 at 8:05 pm|
But I like it!
| Political Talk|| Inside the AP: Fear, Anger, and Disbelief - L.A. on 5/14/13 at 7:15 pm|
[quote]Reporters across The Associated Press are outraged over the Justice Department’s sweeping seizure of staff phone records — and they say such an intrusion could chill their relationships with confidential sources.
In conversations with POLITICO on Tuesday, several AP staffers in Washington,...
| Political Talk|| IRS Leaked Info On Conservatives To Media - L.A. on 5/14/13 at 6:41 pm|
[quote]Progressive Group: IRS Gave Us Conservative Groups' Confidential Docs
The progressive-leaning investigative journalism group ProPublica says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) office that targeted and harassed conservative tax-exempt groups during the 2012 election cycle gave the progressi...
| Political Talk|| Political cartoon from townhall.com (re: the AP phone tap scandal) - L.A. on 5/14/13 at 12:41 pm|
Not exactly a cartoon; more of a political image I guess.
| Political Talk|| It wasn't just Cincinnatti; IRS officials in Washington targeted conservatives - L.A. on 5/13/13 at 10:35 pm|
[quote]IRS officials in Washington were involved in targeting of conservative groups
By Juliet Eilperin and Zachary A. Goldfarb, Updated: Monday, May 13, 5:09 PM
Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington and at least two other offices were involved with investigating conservative groups...
| Political Talk|| Which news agencies were invited to today's off-the-record press briefing? - L.A. on 5/10/13 at 10:00 pm|
Supposedly 14 news agencies were there but I can't find anything on who was there and who wasn't.
| Political Talk|| Gen. Petraeus Expressed Frustration At Altered Account of Benghazi attack - L.A. on 5/10/13 at 11:25 am|
[quote]CIA director David Petraeus was surprised when he read the freshly rewritten talking points an aide had emailed him in the early afternoon of Saturday, September 15. One day earlier, analysts with the CIA’s Office of Terrorism Analysis had drafted a set of unclassified talking points policyma...
| Money Talk|| Looks like the price of oranges and orange juice will be going up - L.A. on 5/10/13 at 11:20 am|
[quote]Citrus Disease With No Cure Is Ravaging Florida's Groves
Friday, 10 May 2013
AVON PARK, Fla.—Florida's citrus industry is grappling with the most serious threat in its history: a bacterial disease with no cure that has infected all 32 of the state's citrus-growing counties.