Steve Miller: I Did Actually Ask About Who Was Responsible For This.
Who Did They Say Was Responsible? Uhhh, Can't Remember.

A certain forgettyness.

Oh, by the way, he was also asked if he made any notes about these matters. Notes which could be subpoenaed.

His answer: "I don't remember."

Posted by: Ace at 11:20 AM



Comments

1 Jesus, Mary and Joseph...is this the best lie he can come up with?

Posted by: mpfs, Low Level Employee at May 17, 2013 11:21 AM (iYbLN)

2 Important Conversations about possible crimes are really hard to remember.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:21 AM (tWmgi)

3 Early dimentia

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at May 17, 2013 11:21 AM (R8hU8)

4 Play Jet Airliner!

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 17, 2013 11:22 AM (irlNU)

5
I actually put on pants this morning. But I can't remember what they look like.

Posted by: Forgetful Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:22 AM (jKWYf)

6 My dog is a better liar. She at least has the wit to put her tail between her legs and look contrite.

Posted by: pep at May 17, 2013 11:22 AM (YXmuI)

7 My Memory is just providing Horrible Customer Service right now.

Posted by: Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:23 AM (tWmgi)

8
Yes, I am married Congressman. I can't remember her name.

Posted by: Forgetful Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:23 AM (jKWYf)

9 Just for shits and giggles, if they find a witness that contradicts this lying asshole will there be criminal charges?

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at May 17, 2013 11:23 AM (R8hU8)

10 Well shit, let's give that lying fucker a few years solitary to help his ass remember.

Posted by: JQP at May 17, 2013 11:23 AM (GVL0g)

11 Naw, my dog ate my notes.

Posted by: mpfs, Low Level Employee at May 17, 2013 11:23 AM (iYbLN)

12 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 17, 2013 11:23 AM (/PCJa)

13 How the hell could you not remember the name of the one person at the center of the entire controversy?

Keep digging. There is definitely some there there.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2013 11:23 AM (g1DWB)

14 How long was he in that job?

In all fairness, if he knew he wasn't being considered for the job full-time, he might have thought it was something to let the next guy worry about. No sense spending time on something if you know you aren't going to be there to see your edicts carried out.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at May 17, 2013 11:24 AM (ADnWI)

15 Looks like he remembered to comb in his Just For Men, though.

Posted by: garrett at May 17, 2013 11:24 AM (N5FqJ)

16 It was Colonel Mustard in the Cincinnati IRS office with the rope.

Colonel Mustard is a LLE.

Posted by: mpfs, Low Level Employee at May 17, 2013 11:24 AM (iYbLN)

17 Biggest lying shit to date. I don't know, I don't remember. Even one of the House members called him a liar.


I want to see purgery charges.

Posted by: Vic at May 17, 2013 11:24 AM (53z96)

18 The pompatus of audits.

Posted by: joncelli, proprietor of Lord Rumpley's Shaggatorium at May 17, 2013 11:25 AM (RD7QR)

19 Coached.

He was coached to say he forgot. You can tell when they say they forgot things like whether or not they have notes

Posted by: AmishDude at May 17, 2013 11:25 AM (xSegX)

20 He makes his living off the people's taxes.
C'mon, take the money and run...

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 17, 2013 11:25 AM (Ec6wH)

21 The IRS, above all others, needs to be beyond reproach. That's what's 'sad' about all of this.

Yeah... Okay, Steve. There's no 'targeting' but it's still all really 'sad'.

Got it.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:25 AM (tWmgi)

22 Did anyone ask "were you aware what was going on was a crime? Why did you do nothing to stop it? Are you confessing, under oath, that you were aware a crime was being committed by your subordinates and- on your own volition- you chose not to stop it?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 17, 2013 11:25 AM (/PCJa)

23
Sorry, I was loving peaches and shaking trees.

I just don't remember much else.

Posted by: Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:26 AM (N5FqJ)

24 >> Uhhh, Can't Remember.

What do you expect from a joker, smoker and midnight toker?

Posted by: Andy at May 17, 2013 11:26 AM (CVfCA)

25 People talk about me baby
Say I'm doin' you wrong, doin' you wrong
But don't you worry baby, don't worry mama
Cause' I'm right here, right here, right here, uhhhh... where am I again?

Posted by: Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:26 AM (uvaJ1)

26 The saddening thing is there will be Democrats claiming he is telling the truth.

In fact, most of them will.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at May 17, 2013 11:26 AM (DVPta)

27 Notes? What is this, Name that Tone?

Posted by: Indignant Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:26 AM (2iU3x)

28 This boy has a bright future ahead under a President Hillary, or perhaps even a Democrat candidate for President himself.

"Did I make that campaign promise? Fuck if I know!"

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at May 17, 2013 11:26 AM (2DD2m)

29 Steven "Erkle" Miller: "Did we do that?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 17, 2013 11:26 AM (/PCJa)

30 Steve Miller is a Joker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPOKJikcYMk

Posted by: Crashpanic at May 17, 2013 11:27 AM (jWakl)

31 Oh, we got to get away
Livin' in the USA

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 17, 2013 11:27 AM (Ec6wH)

32 Besides, "What difference does it make?"

I mean, Kim Kardashian's ankles are all puffy now that she's preggers!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at May 17, 2013 11:27 AM (ADnWI)

33 "Han shot first!"

Steve Miller, soon to be prisoner 554891.

Posted by: mpfs, Low Level Employee at May 17, 2013 11:27 AM (iYbLN)

34 "I forgot"

Who knew I was a political savant?

Posted by: Steve Martin at May 17, 2013 11:27 AM (YXmuI)

35 Bring on Schulman, this guy's nothing.

Posted by: zsasz at May 17, 2013 11:27 AM (MMC8r)

36 >>What do you expect from a joker, smoker and midnight toker?

He's not the pompatus of love, though. That would be me.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2013 11:27 AM (g1DWB)

37 We need a pit of wolverines to lower people into to help 'jog their memory'.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at May 17, 2013 11:27 AM (hLRSq)

38 what's a pompatus?

Posted by: kallisto at May 17, 2013 11:27 AM (jm/9g)

39 what's a pompatus?

It's a type of weasel.

Posted by: Waterhouse at May 17, 2013 11:28 AM (irlNU)

40 Miller refuses to acknowledge that conservatives were targeted.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:28 AM (aDwsi)

41 38 what's a pompatus?

That, which Steve Miller is to love. God, do I have to explain everything?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 17, 2013 11:28 AM (Ec6wH)

42 Yes, Miller's response to that was the cherry put on the icecream of the whole hearing.

Posted by: willow at May 17, 2013 11:28 AM (nqBYe)

43 I simultaneously accept and reject the IG Report.

Also, my face is always this shiny. Always.

Posted by: Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (tWmgi)

44 Early Onset Alzheimer's is truly sad to witness.

See! This is why we need more government funding of health programs and Obamacare! Then people life Steve can get the help they need!

Posted by: Damiano at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (BzT5x)

45 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l00GGEy_72c

Posted by: Steve Martin at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (YXmuI)

46 The House needs to start hooking these bastards up to lie detectors.

Or electro-shock machines. I'm good with either one.

Maybe build a gallows in the corner of the committee room, with an effigy hanging on it bearing a label "Sic semper tyrannis".

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (7vimm)

47 Price now twisting this guys nuts.

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (UypUQ)

48 I can't remember
My brain's in a blender
it's Jello

Posted by: Paul Shanklin at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (WVMUQ)

49 How the hell could you not remember the name of the one person at the center of the entire controversy?

Because the name is Kenyan.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (uvaJ1)

50 You would know, and remember, who was responsible for getting you publically fired.

Posted by: Thunderb at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (nH8jP)

51 Miller refuses to acknowledge that conservatives were targeted.

That's the part that makes me most angry. It's documented. We know it's true. No one should be able to deny it with a straight face. Yet here he is- denying it with a straight face.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (/PCJa)

52 Is that Elliot Gould?


Many bad movies, he made in his younger days. Mr. Babs Streisand

Posted by: John Johnson's johnson at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (omBWL)

53 He's 1/32 Honey Badger and don't give a shit who said or did what.

Posted by: Dept. of Acuracy at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (+I8Mq)

54 Of course he also said this targeting wasn't partisan or political.... Right...

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (9+ccr)

55 I seem to remember Steve Martin doing a comedy riff on 'I don't remember'. Said these were the three most powerful words in the English language.

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:29 AM (8sCoq)

56 Hold him in contempt if he does not answer a direct question. Bring in the Sgt at Arms is needed.

Posted by: Attila at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (Cs2tJ)

57 Buchanon brings up Ingram.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (aDwsi)

58 Scandal? Of course not.

Merely standard operating procedure of the SCOAMF Volksgemeinschaft.

I fucking hate these bastards. They are a cancer.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (jC7Bx)

59 From the NRO link:

“And what did Nancy tell you, who’s responsible?” Reichert asked.

“That I don’t remember, to be honest with you,” Miller said.


I like that he added "to be honest with you."

This whole administration is rotten. Rotten to the core.

Barack Obama's presidency - the Captain Shultz administration.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (6zgse)

60
Also Forgetful: Huma!

The State Department, under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, created an arrangement for her longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin to work for private clients as a consultant while serving as a top adviser in the department.

Ms. Abedin did not disclose the arrangement — or how much income she earned — on her financial report.



Posted by: Forgetful Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (jKWYf)

61 I saw the Ways and Means chairman on CNBC this morning...not exactly the kind of guy to instill fear. I wish Bob Dornan were here.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (Ec6wH)

62 Or electro-shock machines. I'm good with either one.

Why not both?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (/PCJa)

63 This here's a story about Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue
Two young Low Level Employees with nothin' better to do
Than sit around the Cincinnati IRS office, get high, and watch the tube
And here is what happened when they decided to cut loose

We got fucked.



Posted by: mpfs, Low Level Employee at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (iYbLN)

64 Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 17, 2013 11:28 AM (Ec6wH)
___
yeah he's the pompatus of love. I still don't know what that word means. It must be a Miller-ism. Eh, I like Joe Walsh better anyway.

Posted by: kallisto at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (jm/9g)

65 Anything less than felony jail terms is unacceptable.

Which is why I expect a private, sealed letter of mild rebuke . . . .

TX AG John Abbot did tweet a while back that he is seeking Texans affected for to turn over to a special prosecutor.

I have no idea what he's got going on, does he mean to have Texas arrest and try IRS employees?

If so, that's firing on Ft. Sumter . . . .

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (VjL9S)

66 Hold him in contempt if he does not answer a direct question. Bring in the Sgt at Arms is needed.

Public floggings.

Charge admission.

Solve the deficit problem.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (7vimm)

67 My DICK!! I left my dick at home! Now how am I gonna piss all over my country!!

Posted by: Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (jvd3N)

68
>>>He's not the pompatus of love, though. That would be me.


Pompatus? Please, give some respect to the Most Exalted Potentate of Love.


Posted by: Lux Interior at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (N5FqJ)

69 Imagine if criminal trials were like this: Call the defendant to the stand. "Did you do it?" "Are you sure you didn't do it?" "Thank you, court is adjourned."

Is there any way to catch a wrongdoer by bringing him before Congress? It seems like you have to be an idiot to get yourself caught by a mere question.

Posted by: t-bird at May 17, 2013 11:31 AM (FcR7P)

70 What do you expect from a joker, smoker and midnight toker?

Posted by: Andy at May 17, 2013 11:26 AM (CVfCA)


To speak, with the pompadus of love

Posted by: Count de Fury at May 17, 2013 11:31 AM (BAS5M)

71 Seems to me

He don't wanna talk about it

Seems to me

He just turns his shiny head and walks away

Posted by: Joe Walsh viewing the Steve Miller hearing at May 17, 2013 11:31 AM (jm/9g)

72 so many youngsters these days; few remember the Steve Miller Band


pompatus of love, indeed. Indeed

Posted by: John Johnson's johnson at May 17, 2013 11:31 AM (omBWL)

73 Questions getting hard
Memory getting fuzzier
Etch-a-Sketch pres'dent

Posted by: Haiku Master at May 17, 2013 11:31 AM (deaac)

74 55
I seem to remember Steve Martin doing a comedy riff on 'I don't
remember'. Said these were the three most powerful words in the English
language.


See 34 and 45

Posted by: pep at May 17, 2013 11:31 AM (YXmuI)

75 It's not a crime, just "inappropriate."

It was pretty funny when he got cornered and said he had to check his notes and then when cornered that he actually HAD notes needed to backtrack from that. Bastards.

Posted by: AE at May 17, 2013 11:31 AM (HYceo)

76
"Errr, umm, I lost the notes when, um, my gerbil grabbed them in his teeth and, um, ran into Barney Frank's asshole..."


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 17, 2013 11:31 AM (jC7Bx)

77 so his responses lead me to believe his resignation was voluntary and important enough to cover for someone high.

I'm sure he realizes He will get a Cherry job after its blown over.
Because after all He did America a favor by doing his masters bidding and harming citizens on the other political spectrum.

why else ?

Posted by: willow at May 17, 2013 11:31 AM (nqBYe)

78 oh oh oh big ole jet air liner...don carry me to far away...

Posted by: Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:31 AM (jvd3N)

79 >I like that he added "to be honest with you."



I hate that phrase. When I hear it, I think 'so you've been lying until now?'

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:32 AM (8sCoq)

80 There must be some type of virus going around Obamaville. As willow so eloquently stated (paraphrased), Eric Holder regarded the "I recuse myself" thought bubble over his head was all that was needed to effect the recusal.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at May 17, 2013 11:32 AM (6zgse)

81 So Steve Miller really does make a living off other people's taxes.

Who knew?

Posted by: Andy at May 17, 2013 11:32 AM (LfecL)

82 Miller's IQ is 92, tops.

Posted by: Count de Fury at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (BAS5M)

83 remember this guys only real answer was to bring up Shulman a Booooosh apointment.

the ONLY forthcoming moment in all that time spent sweating and not remembering

Posted by: willow at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (nqBYe)

84 Not 'illegal' illegal.

Posted by: RWC at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (fWAjv)

85 If so, that's firing on Ft. Sumter . . . .


Posted by: RoyalOil at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (VjL9S)


if so, it's overdue

Posted by: John Johnson's johnson at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (omBWL)

86 Miller: "I don't believe that it is illegal to target groups"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (aDwsi)

87
Mojo hand that fits like a glove? - Check
Coming 'round the Mountain to get your love? - Check

Posted by: Lux Interior at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (N5FqJ)

88 Well, he said he was sorry... Let's move along now nothing to see here...

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (9+ccr)

89
He's a real team player. That's why I say hook up to a lie detector.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (sXWmd)

90 You people lighten up and bring me a cheezburger.

Posted by: LoLcat Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (2iU3x)

91 TX AG John Abbot did tweet a while back that he is seeking Texans affected for to turn over to a special prosecutor.

Greg Abbot. But, yes, that's what he's doing. I think he thinks a special prosecutor in DC will be appointed. Whether he's got some inside info (easily possible, he's pretty chummy with Senators Cornyn and Cruz, and with more than a couple of our Reps), or he's just hoping he can send enough information up there to force them to act.

Though I would be overcome with joy if Texas decided to prosecute IRS employees directly. I would positively swoon.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (/PCJa)

92 Well re-cuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me!

Posted by: Eric Holder at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (deaac)

93 Who called the piccolo player a Sonofabitch?

Posted by: Minuteman at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (YOWAW)

94 Mafia pro-tip: Never write anything down.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (ZPrif)

95
"Where am I? Who am I? Who are you people?"


Great defense.These are the people running the country. Dear God, take me now.

Posted by: Guido at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (NQq8e)

96 That's the part that makes me most angry. It's documented. We know it's true. No one should be able to deny it with a straight face. Yet here he is- denying it with a straight face.

Because he can. Nothing bad's gonna happen to him, his bosses, or his employees.

Liberals can use the state to persecute us.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (IyKYr)

97 their plan is obviouslythe "limp leg" defense. let the opposition gnaw and tear at your leg while you go limp until the public gets tired of hearing about it. meanwhile, your friends in the MFM run headlines like "Obama gives them what they asked for, Republicans still not satisfied." It's going to work too.

Posted by: mark c at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (ftq9u)

98
I he married? What's his wife do?

Posted by: Waldo Truth at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (sXWmd)

99 I have a phrase that summarizes this whole administration:

Implausible deniability.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (xSegX)

100 Miller is a despicable man.

What I see today is all I need to know to make that judgment.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (piMMO)

101 I hate Steve Miller and his Band.

Always have.

The music, too.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (7vimm)

102 The Democratic Party has become an organized crime syndicate.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (ZPrif)

103 These are the kind of people that 0 surrounds himself with. He is arrogant, lies, can't remember. Maybe he should've prepared before he came to congress.

Dems have to remember that the IRS is one of the most hated agencies and they should understand that supporting them, blindly, is going to work against them.

Then he says he promoted graham from her wonderful job targeting conservatives to be head of the health care debacle.

Gee I bet you who refused to vote for Romney are just so happy right now!!!!!!!!!!
I'm fuming!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Toronto Gal at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (n39ll)

104 The Dems are such slimy fucks.

Posted by: Berserker at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (FMbng)

105 BOW TIE ALERT

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (8sCoq)

106 Truth, whole truth, nothing but truth

That doesn't mean "depends on the meaning of the word IS". It doesn't mean a carefully crafted deception is OK.

When he knew tea party groups and other conservatives were selectively targeted ... he KNEW it was not just a mistake. It was not just a convenient sorting process that happened to target only conservative groups.

Only way to break the silence is to send some off to prison, let them bargain for reduced sentences by giving up their superiors.

I'm sure Holder will get to the bottom of this ... Obama has complete confidence in his top men.

Posted by: Illini Bill at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (1iEdd)

107 Can you imagine if you gave these kinds of answers at your job? I should say, at your *former* job (if you ever did such a thing).

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (6zgse)

108 >I like that he added "to be honest with you."



>>I hate that phrase. When I hear it, I think 'so you've been lying until now?'

Whenever I hear that phrase the next thing I hear in my head is "but I won't be."

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (g1DWB)

109 86
Miller: "I don't believe that it is illegal to target groups"



Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (aDwsi)

It only sometimes results in presidential resignations, but doing this wouldn't make anyone, say, a crook or anything.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (tWmgi)

110 This is not the Space Cowboy I was promised!
Fuck you, Maurice!

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (ZPrif)

111 WTF is with the glowing bicycle lapel pin?

Posted by: Damiano at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (BzT5x)

112 "Miller's IQ is 92, tops."

Smarter than Obama? I'm impressed.

Posted by: MaxMBJ at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (deaac)

113 Dude is gonna Fry like a Beagle.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (NQdDJ)

114 Maybe he forgot to turn his hearing aid on.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (Ec6wH)

115 Anyone know of a good hash tag to have our tweets read?

Posted by: Toronto Gal at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (n39ll)

116 His testimony is reminiscent of Space Truckin'

Posted by: ontherocks at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (kqIRW)

117 The best we can hope for is a paralyzed legislature for the rest of Obama's term.That's something.

Posted by: steevy at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (9XBK2)

118 I want someone to ask what the criteria is for bonuses at the IRS.

How can they be rewarded for the "horrible customer service" which resulted in applications sitting in queue for months and years on end?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (piMMO)

119 chique and don't forget it was 'either before or after'the emails and knowledge


hysterical!

Posted by: willow at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (nqBYe)

120 94 Mafia pro-tip: Never write anything down.Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (ZPrif) andin conversationsmentioning numbers...talk in sports scores.

Posted by: Guido at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (NQq8e)

121 Look, group think is how this happened. The IRS and other agencies have a
culture that has been carefully shaped to allow corruption for the good
of the "correct sorts of people". Any really large city's government is
a microcosm of this. Everybody cynically laughs about the Dim machine
rigging elections in Chicago and thus the whole state of Illinois, but,
nothing ever gets done about it because it is too endemic and too
ingrained. Step out of line and you get dead or your family gets
threatened or dead or you get to be unemployed and unemployable because
the word goes out to not hire a troublemaker. Functionally, we are not
far from living under a Liberal Theocracy where only correct thinking
folks will be allowed to flourish. We ridicule Ahmadinejad and the
theocracy that is Iran, but, Obama is the same guy only with a far
bigger country at his disposal.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (kXoT0)

122 There must be some type of virus going around
Obamaville. As willow so eloquently stated (paraphrased), Eric Holder
regarded the "I recuse myself" thought bubble over his head was all that
was needed to effect the recusal.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick)

Its that brain eating disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob. Damn those prions! Its a Jooooish conspiracy!!!

Posted by: mpfs, Low Level Employee at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (iYbLN)

123 "I was for it before I forgot it."

Posted by: USA at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (VIaw0)

124 "Miller's IQ is 92, tops."

Smarter than Obama? I'm impressed.


What's on display isn't so much IQ as a certain level of raw animal cunning.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (7vimm)

125 102 The Democratic Party has become an organized crime syndicate.


They have been since Boss Tweed. They are just very brazen about it now.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (IyKYr)

126 Called it. Sequester's fault now.

Why won't those R's allow the IRS to pursue customer service in an unfettered way?

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (tWmgi)

127 Hey everybody, let's all use this line of answering in an IRS Audit!

Posted by: Minuteman at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (YOWAW)

128 Dude, you look like an ass with that bike on your lapel.

Guarantee you didn't 'ride your bike to work' today.

Posted by: RWC at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (fWAjv)

129 Is Blumenaur gay?

Posted by: Attila at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (Cs2tJ)

130 Bow-tie Blumenauer from Portland, cranks up irrelevant spin. Weirdly wearing a bicycle pin. The archetype of a left/lib. Immediately complaining about budgeting.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (aDwsi)

131 Blumenauer was a standout in his college Glee Club.

Posted by: Count de Fury at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (BAS5M)

132 Who am I? Why am I here?

Hey ... those are my lines!

Posted by: Gen. Stockdale at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (deaac)

133 There was a mafiosi a few years back who went around acting crazy, so that when he was finally dragged into court, he pretended not to know where he was or what he was doing. It didn't work, but I have to say that I never expected to hear the same thing from a president, his AG, and IRS commish.

Posted by: pep at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (YXmuI)

134
Bow tie and green bike on lapel.
Ladies beware.

Posted by: YIKES! at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (mETGQ)

135 The Democratic Party has become an organized crime syndicate.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 17, 2013 11:34 AM (ZPrif)


"has become". Heh

you sentence would be timely correct if written in 1933

Posted by: John Johnson's johnson at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (omBWL)

136 oh here we go, its the training budget. Gee lets pay you to not be a criminal scumbag.

Posted by: Berserker at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (FMbng)

137 Probably add some staff with Logan's 100k bonus.

Posted by: RWC at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (fWAjv)

138 Nice bicycle. Little Green Bicycle?

Posted by: USA at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (VIaw0)

139 A great post by Drew M.:

Shut It Down

http://bit.ly/13B9hRk

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (piMMO)

140 Sequester? Since 2010?

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (9+ccr)

141 wtf is that green bicycle on his lapel?

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:36 AM (8sCoq)

142 "Is Blumenaur gay?"

Is he a white male Democrat?

Posted by: Gen. Stockdale at May 17, 2013 11:37 AM (deaac)

143
Proposed Change to the Constitution's Fifth Amendment:

New Version: No person shall be . . . shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, and this clause may not be invoked without the defendant first having had Helen Thomas sit on his face and wriggle for no less than 72 hours straight.

Just trying to help out.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 17, 2013 11:37 AM (03IDC)

144 This administration needs a ginko biloba enema with all of the convenient memory loss that's being exhibited by top officials.

Posted by: kreplach at May 17, 2013 11:37 AM (49lPc)

145 Whoever this jerk Congressman -- thinks we are starving the IRS of necessary funding to do a good job? Ingram bonuses didn't get through to him. Congress screwed up, not the IRS.

Whoever he is I am glad he is not my Congresscritter.

Posted by: gracepmc at May 17, 2013 11:37 AM (rznx3)

146 Let's expand government control.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at May 17, 2013 11:37 AM (AWmfW)

147
He's not Steve Miller, he's Steve Martin:

I can tell you how to be a millionaire and not pay taxes:

Two simple words: "I forgot".

Posted by: Minuteman at May 17, 2013 11:37 AM (YOWAW)

148 We're screwed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 17, 2013 11:37 AM (+z4pE)

149 I'm beginning to think that this administration is really the Eric Holder Administration.

How do you put a choke hold on a man with no chin?

Posted by: Fritz at May 17, 2013 11:37 AM (UzPAd)

150 I gotta tell you this: in most cases, hearings are where scandals go to die

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:37 AM (8sCoq)

151 Nice bicycle. Little Green Bicycle?

***

I want this bike.

http://t.co/7hpNGsmcXH

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 17, 2013 11:37 AM (piMMO)

152 chique ,

a simpler idea.

mom, what happened to the cookies Mikey?

mikey, what cookies?

mom, the cookies that were in the cookie jar.

mikey, what cookie jar?

mom, picks up the cookie jar and shows it to mikey.

mikey, I heard booosh ate them.

Posted by: willow at May 17, 2013 11:38 AM (nqBYe)

153 Enough with the fucking funding you jerk wad...

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 17, 2013 11:38 AM (9+ccr)

154
also, I am the celebrated Hottentot of Twat...
you might as well just listen to the whole thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0d1BfcP7zg

Posted by: Lux Interior at May 17, 2013 11:38 AM (N5FqJ)

155 That shaggy song is just so apt...and yet.

Posted by: Lauren at May 17, 2013 11:38 AM (wsGWu)

156 No, conservative organizations weren't targeted. We just gave groups with names that were conservative indicators extra burdensome and intrusive scrutiny, and we left the liberal groups alone.

What did you say? No, they're not the same thing.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at May 17, 2013 11:38 AM (6zgse)

157 Miller, is you takin' notes on a criminal fuckin' conspiracy?

Posted by: Stringer Bell at May 17, 2013 11:38 AM (tK3UI)

158 Is Blumenaur gay?
--------------

If not..., he certainly would serve as a model. The guys is a creep. How would you like to end up in a seat next that little slime for a 6 hour airplane trip.

Meanwhile..., he editorializes. Never actually asks a single question.. Total BS

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:38 AM (aDwsi)

159 Training budget? Understaffed?

Why didn't I think of that?

Posted by: Richard Nixon at May 17, 2013 11:38 AM (BzT5x)

160
He said that he appointed Ingrim to her new job. He should be asked who told him to appoint her.

I love the mixed metaphoric smell of blood in water and shit in pants.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at May 17, 2013 11:38 AM (VLifP)

161 Green bicycle man -- hold on to your vaginas ladies! Things are about to get wet.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 17, 2013 11:38 AM (ZPrif)

162 >>Bow-tie Blumenauer from Portland, cranks up irrelevant spin. Weirdly wearing a bicycle pin

He always wears that bicycle pin. Because he's very green.

And stupid.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2013 11:39 AM (g1DWB)

163 The bicycle pin?

Dontacha know, its Ride Your Bike To Work Day?

What a bunch of limp dildos.

Posted by: mpfs, Low Level Employee at May 17, 2013 11:39 AM (iYbLN)

164 "Miller's IQ is 92, tops."

He did go to law school. Georgetown, specifically.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 17, 2013 11:39 AM (xSegX)

165 Democrats ask: how can we make the IRS more awesome?
Republicans ask: who is responsible?

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:39 AM (8sCoq)

166 Rogue IRS agents warming up in the bullpen

Posted by: Count de Fury at May 17, 2013 11:39 AM (BAS5M)

167 "The vast majority of our folk are hard-working, honest people..."

That provide Horrible Customer Service?

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:39 AM (tWmgi)

168 Doot do do do do doot doot
Working at the IRS
Doot do do do do doot doot
Working at the IRS

Posted by: Steve "Taxman" Miller at May 17, 2013 11:39 AM (4WhSY)

169 So the Dems excuse for this is there isn't enough money for the IRS?

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 17, 2013 11:40 AM (9+ccr)

170 John Banner: These clowns are stealing my act

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 17, 2013 11:40 AM (1Jaio)

171 Serious question.

Can the RICO Act be applied to the IRS shit?

Posted by: mpfs, Low Level Employee at May 17, 2013 11:40 AM (iYbLN)

172 Oh no, the hearings are hurting the morale of IRS thugs.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 17, 2013 11:40 AM (ZPrif)

173 60
Also Forgetful: Huma!

The State Department, under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, created an arrangement for her longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin to work for private clients as a consultant while serving as a top adviser in the department.

Ms. Abedin did not disclose the arrangement — or how much income she earned — on her financial report.


Posted by: Forgetful Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (jKWYf)

I'm pretty sure SHrill was unaware of this arrangement, too.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at May 17, 2013 11:40 AM (6zgse)

174 Report: IRS Deliberately Chose Not to Fess Up to Scandal Before Election
"f this fact came out in September 2012, in the middle of a presidential election? The terrain would have looked very different."

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2013 11:40 AM (9Bj8R)

175 You know what would fix our horrible customer service? Hiring more customer service reps to deny more conservative group applications!

Posted by: Rep. Blumenaur at May 17, 2013 11:40 AM (BzT5x)

176 So targeting all applicants with 'environmental' in their name would be okay? How about 'gay?' Or 'Black'? Or 'Liberal'/'Progressive'?

Posted by: zsasz at May 17, 2013 11:40 AM (MMC8r)

177 Some important numbers in the Obama administration:

37
125
90
2
22
1
8
Respectively,
Obama's original bowling score
Obama's "Special Olympics" bowling score
Obama's IQ (est.)
Number of shots Obama made in front of the cameras
Number of shots Obama took in front of the cameras
Number of shots Saxby Chambliss needed to sink a tee shot while golfing with Obama
Number of years we're screwed

Posted by: MaxMBJ at May 17, 2013 11:41 AM (deaac)

178 IRS stalled conservative groups, but gave speedy approval to Obama foundation

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2013 11:41 AM (9Bj8R)

179 Is Blumenaur from Portland? I swear they are beyond parody. Portlandia is a documentary.

Posted by: no good deed at May 17, 2013 11:41 AM (XmdXb)

180 That statement is no longer operative.

Posted by: Mojo at May 17, 2013 11:41 AM (LCXEi)

181
TX AG John Abbot did tweet a while back that he is seeking Texans affected for to turn over to a special prosecutor.



Greg Abbot. But, yes, that's what he's doing. I think he
thinks a special prosecutor in DC will be appointed. Whether he's got
some inside info (easily possible, he's pretty chummy with Senators
Cornyn and Cruz, and with more than a couple of our Reps), or he's just
hoping he can send enough information up there to force them to act.



Though I would be overcome with joy if Texas decided to prosecute IRS employees directly. I would positively swoon.
============
I'ma organizing this here posse, under warrants from Greg Abbot.

We're gonna go out an' get them cattle-rustling, horse-thieving, claim-jumping scum.

An' when we get back to Texas, we're gonna give 'em a right fair trial and hang 'em!

If'n we get 'em back to Texas alive, that is . . . .

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 17, 2013 11:41 AM (VjL9S)

182 "Can the RICO Act be applied"

Ironically, I don't think the IRS is centralized enough for RICO to apply. I'm not a lawyer, though.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:41 AM (tWmgi)

183 V-E-R-N

V-E-R-N

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:41 AM (8sCoq)

184 Buchanan wants to know who is in the chain of command. Asks Miller who his boss is, and was he fired or retired? Miller: "I've resigned, and I am retiring". Hmph.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:41 AM (aDwsi)

185 Professional Integrity??? You are not a professional and you have no integrity!!


- - favorite Seinfeld quotes

Posted by: Count de Fury at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (BAS5M)

186 I think we can all agree that Blumenaur is no Dan Foster.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (g1DWB)

187
Not only is Mr. Miller not being forthcoming with Congress, he is also being evasive.
>>(he)dismissed the possibility that agency workers were politically
motivated. “I think that what happened here is that foolish mistakes
were made by people trying to be more efficient in their workload,” Mr.
Miller said.<<
Utter nonsense and perhaps mendacity based on what he knows. As Karl
Rove documented in the WSJ, at a minimum these requests came from
Democrats in the Senate. If we were to use that as a single starting
point Miller is not being truthful.
In addition, only conservatives or Republican were targeted for
audits. Were there no Democrat or liberally aligned tax exempt groups in
that same period? If so, why weren’t they audited?

Conclusively, it appears Miller is hiding something and there are
more revelations to come.

Perhaps when they try him on criminals charges
he will be a bit more forthcoming…

Posted by: Marcus at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (GGCsk)

188 I can see this is going nowhere. By next week it will be gone...

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (9+ccr)

189 It's like we're living in some variation of Brave New World, except for the brave part.

....so far

Posted by: ontherocks at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (kqIRW)

190 Are you fucking kidding me?

He was asked to resign, but instead, he will retire?

God forbid that this felon be denied his government pension and benefits for the rest of his life.

Posted by: Damiano at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (BzT5x)

191
Steve Miller says Conservative Groups were not targeted.

Steve Miller can't give us names who screwed up in the IRS.

So how can this dumbass tell us that Conservative Groups were not targeted when he has not been able to drill down to the culprits who did criminal act?

Posted by: Howard Cosell at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (to/4w)

192
#5 was his best album. The Joker sucked.

Posted by: Ed Anger at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (tOkJB)

193 94Mafia pro-tip: Never write anything down.Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 17, 2013 11:33 AM (ZPrif)---Word. Them founding fathers wrote done the constitution and it's been nothing but a problem ever since.

Posted by: Barackus I at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (SO2Q8)

194 Obviously, the FDA just announced roofies would be now available over the counter. It helps politicians forget how much of an asshole they are.

Posted by: yahump at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (YFe+D)

195 "164 "Miller's IQ is 92, tops."" He did go to law school. Georgetown, specifically."


Didn't Sandra Fluke go to Georgetown? Perhaps she was short of condoms the night he came to visit her.

Posted by: MaxMBJ at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (deaac)

196 186
I think we can all agree that Blumenaur is no Dan Foster.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (g1DWB)

What gave it away?

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (tWmgi)

197 All these "people" who are retiring look pretty young. Younger than me and I am still working? Some pension plan they must have?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2013 11:43 AM (9Bj8R)

198 If'n we get 'em back to Texas alive, that is . . . .

"Why are these men dead?"

"Shot while trying to escape, sir."

"With their legs tied?"

"We didn't say they were any good at it, sir."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) at May 17, 2013 11:43 AM (/PCJa)

199 Hire and train better Nazis and the Holocaust won't happen.

Fuck Godwin's Law. These people are Nazis.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at May 17, 2013 11:43 AM (IyKYr)

200
Isn't there someformer prosecutor on this panel that all the others could cede their time to? Someone who could catch one of these pompous dicks in a verifiable lie. SeemsI recall lyingto congress is some sort of punishable offense. Put the squeeze on that person and then see what pops out.
Hey, you gotta start somewhere, right?
Unless of course, these panels are just for show wastes of time by design and intent. Then none of these pompous politicians would ever cede their time, and lose precious camera/ microphone time.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at May 17, 2013 11:43 AM (ORvjs)

201 "f this fact came out in September 2012, in the middle of a presidential election? The terrain would have looked very different."

So, thoughts on the Republic of Texas' national anthem? I'm thinking "Screw you, we're from Texas" is a good choice.

Posted by: Lauren at May 17, 2013 11:43 AM (wsGWu)

202 Number of years we're screwed. 8.

Posted by: MaxMBJ at May 17, 2013 11:41 AM (deaac)

You're a glass is half full kind of guy, right?

Admire your optimism.

Posted by: RWC at May 17, 2013 11:43 AM (fWAjv)

203 176 So targeting all applicants with 'environmental' in their name would be okay? How about 'gay?' Or 'Black'? Or 'Liberal'/'Progressive'?Posted by: zsasz at May 17, 2013 11:40 AM (MMC8r) ****** This. fucking thugs.

Posted by: Guido at May 17, 2013 11:43 AM (NQq8e)

204 Ironically, I don't think the IRS is centralized enough for RICO to apply. I'm not a lawyer, though.

Doubly ironically, the various bar associations seem centralized enough to me.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 17, 2013 11:43 AM (xSegX)

205 I was hoping Hall of Famer "To the Best of My Recollection" would come out of retirement.

Posted by: Roy at May 17, 2013 11:43 AM (VndSC)

206 Schwartz steps , issues the scripted Dem outrage.., moves on to funding..., I'm guessing

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:43 AM (aDwsi)

207 Breaking: IRS apologizes in advance for horrible customer service when denying hip replacement surgery for 5,000 Obamacare patients -- 98% of whom were registered Republicans.

In unrelated news, Obamacare IRS officials are proud to announce they doubled the # of hip replacements surgeries performed on undocumented citizens.

Again, the IRS is really sorry about the agonizing pain of the Republicans patients. No targeting was involved, though it should be noted that all those who were denied the hip replacement were publicly opposed to Obamacare.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 17, 2013 11:44 AM (ZPrif)

208 Shit happens defense.

Posted by: USA at May 17, 2013 11:44 AM (VIaw0)

209 He actually said Conservative groups were not targeted? Then why did that Lisa bitch apologize last Friday for doing just that?

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 17, 2013 11:44 AM (9+ccr)

210 My Schwartz presentation prediction: This is Outrageous and Unacceptable but Budget Cuts and Stuff.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:44 AM (tWmgi)

211 Article V Convention. Repeal the Sixteenth Amendment.

It's the only way out.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 17, 2013 11:44 AM (7vimm)

212 anyone besides me recall that one of the Watergate guys (Ehrlichman or Halderman, I think) was convicted of perjury for saying that he couldn't remember dozens of times?

Posted by: mallfly, CPA wannabe at May 17, 2013 11:44 AM (bJm7W)

213 Here we go Allyson shwaaaansss

Posted by: Berserker at May 17, 2013 11:44 AM (FMbng)

214 Ah... there's the problem.

These "customer service reps" think that sending out 55 page questionnaires and holding up applications for 2+ years is efficiency.

Got it. Let's give 'em more funding so they can hire more people to create longer questionnaires!

Posted by: Damiano at May 17, 2013 11:44 AM (BzT5x)

215 >Miller: "I've resigned, and I am retiring". Hmph.




WOW. That's gotta sting.

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:44 AM (8sCoq)

216 Charlie Gibson?

Posted by: Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 11:44 AM (FcR7P)

217
- - favorite Seinfeld quotes

"And you want to be my latex salesman?"

Posted by: Lux Interior at May 17, 2013 11:45 AM (N5FqJ)

218 I wouldn't be surprised if when asked his name, he had to pull out his driver's license to make sure.

Posted by: Matt S. at May 17, 2013 11:45 AM (m7EhJ)

219 He did go to law school. Georgetown, specifically.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 17, 2013 11:39 AM (xSegX)
Find the guy/gal he paid to do his homework and then take the bar for him.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at May 17, 2013 11:45 AM (kXoT0)

220 "You're a glass is half full kind of guy, right?
Admire your optimism."


Nice.

Posted by: MaxMBJ at May 17, 2013 11:45 AM (deaac)

221 Steve "The Joker" Miller: We didn't target conservative groups. We just gave them "special" attention

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 17, 2013 11:45 AM (1Jaio)

222 Fuck Godwin's Law. These people are Nazis.

And Godwin has become their Goebbels.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 17, 2013 11:45 AM (7vimm)

223
I can see this is going nowhere. By next week it will be gone...

I contend it's already gone.

These will be the shortest-lived scandals in history. The MFM and the Dims (BIRM) will make sure of it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 17, 2013 11:45 AM (+z4pE)

224 This woman is filibustering in order not to ask questions

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:45 AM (8sCoq)

225 Congress will have to do something, or the country is done. Asking questions, and not getting answers is not doing something.

Either congress defends it's role in government or there is no reason to have a congress. Putting on a media show isn't going to be enough.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at May 17, 2013 11:45 AM (KR4Dp)

226 Do most white dem congresswomen look like prehistoric birds?

Posted by: Attila at May 17, 2013 11:45 AM (Cs2tJ)

227 Protip: When asked by authorities about the location of the boating accident, say "I can't remember!"

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 17, 2013 11:46 AM (Cnqmv)

228 Posted by: willow at May 17, 2013 11:38 AM (nqBYe)

I LOL'ed.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at May 17, 2013 11:46 AM (6zgse)

229 This guy is one snarky fuck. Miller.

Posted by: Prescient11 at May 17, 2013 11:46 AM (tVTLU)

230 has she asked a single question?

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:46 AM (8sCoq)

231 Annnnnnd CALLED IT. So Predictable. Cuts and Stuff.

Shut up Schwartz. The issue here is that not everyone gets the same treatment. This is not Horrible Customer Service, it's Discrimination. Derp.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:46 AM (tWmgi)

232 Ah! There it is...., Dem talking point "Oh, everyone has long delays..., so that's a nothing-burger".

She does not address the targeting of groups at all, EDITORIALIZING.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:46 AM (aDwsi)

233 "208 Shit happens defense.
Posted by: USA "

Hey, why not? It's the same explanation given to us by Hawking and company concerning the origin of the universe.

Posted by: MaxMBJ at May 17, 2013 11:46 AM (deaac)

234 New Drudge headline: IRS Hid Probe Until After Election

Posted by: no good deed at May 17, 2013 11:46 AM (XmdXb)

235 Mistakes were made.

If all these mistakes were extremely selective and benefit one party at a very convenient time, it's not my fault.

Posted by: Steven Miller at May 17, 2013 11:47 AM (MMC8r)

236 >182
"Can the RICO Act be applied"<

Interestingly I dug through the statute yesterday. If there is something providing the government cover I can't find it.

You have a conspiracy. I would posit that Democratic Senators and Obama campaign operatives were involved and conspired.

I would think there actions allowed them to receive merit increases, other personal gains and position. There are probably a few other racketeering elements.

Overall, I believe a creative lawyer could make it work.

Oh and if the parties band together, my guess is you could get FTCA (Federal Tort Claims Act) litigation under way (before the limitation runs out).

Posted by: Marcus at May 17, 2013 11:47 AM (GGCsk)

237 Does obstruction of justice stretch to willful obtuseness under oath?

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 17, 2013 11:47 AM (7vimm)

238 deadcrampsockOFF!

Posted by: garrett at May 17, 2013 11:47 AM (N5FqJ)

239 Posted by: mallfly, CPA wannabe at May 17, 2013 11:44 AM (bJm7W)


But they were Republicans with infallible memories and infinite accountability.

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 17, 2013 11:47 AM (Cnqmv)

240 Find the guy/gal he paid to do his homework and then take the bar for him.

Well, if you've been following me for a while, I contend that neither of those tasks is onerous for someone capable of tying his own shoes.

Oh, so I do see your point.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 17, 2013 11:47 AM (xSegX)

241 "I've resigned, and I am retiring"

I'm thinking a minimum-security retirement community is the least we can do to thank him for his service.

Posted by: t-bird at May 17, 2013 11:47 AM (FcR7P)

242 gosh darn that fiendish process

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:47 AM (8sCoq)

243 Protip: When summoned to testify before Congress about an investigation, it is not necessary to remember or make notes of who you talked to and what they said.

Posted by: Damiano at May 17, 2013 11:48 AM (BzT5x)

244
How can they be rewarded for the "horrible customer service" which resulted in applications sitting in queue for months and years on end?
---
Your mistake is thinking that the citizenry of the country are the customers. They are merely the sheep to be sheared (and occasionally buggered) in order to serve their actual customers in DC.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 17, 2013 11:48 AM (SO2Q8)

245 Miller rambles on about just not having enough staff...., except it seems, for left/lib groups.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:48 AM (aDwsi)

246 The Low Level Employees did it!

But Budget Cuts! We don't have enough Low Level Employees to provide Good Customer Service!

Yep. No cognitive dissonance there...

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:48 AM (tWmgi)

247
I've been an independent consultant since 1994.

My heart always skips a beat before dropping my return in the mailbox (or hitting the send button to e-file nowadays). I always get a sense of dread that I may have overlooked something and the motherfuckers are going to come after my ass with a vengeance over it.

And this guy gets to sit in front of a committee and transparently lie his ass off like this?

In case a movement starts to go all "come and take it" on the IRS, there's no telling which side I will take. A mere couple of years ago, it was a no-brainer for me.

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at May 17, 2013 11:48 AM (V3kRK)

248 >Does obstruction of justice stretch to willful obtuseness under oath?



well, there's a process that has criteria

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:48 AM (8sCoq)

249 Shit happens defense.
Posted by: USA "


Under Democrats shit always happens to defense, the Department of Defense that is

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2013 11:48 AM (9Bj8R)

250 What's truly sick is the number of leftists openly admitting their glee and demanding more tyranny. They really are fascist wannabes.
I

Posted by: Tilikum The Killer Assault Whale at May 17, 2013 11:48 AM (uhftQ)

251 Miller: Ms. Schwartz, I really like your peaches and want to shake your tree.

Posted by: Count de Fury at May 17, 2013 11:49 AM (BAS5M)

252 It's time to release the Kraken Joe Biden.

Posted by: YIKES! at May 17, 2013 11:49 AM (mETGQ)

253 Breaking: IRS apologizes for denying skin cancer treatments of 5,000 patients, 98% of whom were identifiable Republicans and conservatives.

IRS Obamacare officials say no targeting was involved. There was a heavy case load so they just denied people with names that sounded like they were "white-ish" or "Republicany"

In unrelated news, IRS has quadrupled the budget for treatment hispanic diabetes and sickle cell anemia.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at May 17, 2013 11:49 AM (ZPrif)

254 People who claim "I don't recall" were coached by a lawyer, specifically one tied to the administration.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 17, 2013 11:49 AM (SM0lc)

255 251 Miller: Ms. Schwartz, I really like your peaches and want to shake your tree.
Posted by: Count de Fury at May 17, 2013 11:49 AM (BAS5M)

Lovey dovey, lovey dovey, lovey dovey all the time...

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 17, 2013 11:50 AM (9+ccr)

256 Steve Miller sounds more like Peter Gabriel:

I don't remember, I don't recall
I got no memory of anything at all
I don't remember, I don't recall
I got no memory of anything
-anything at all

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at May 17, 2013 11:50 AM (7ObY1)

257 The real problem is the mindset of Dem government employees.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:50 AM (aDwsi)

258 He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner."
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Ho hum

Posted by: RWC at May 17, 2013 11:50 AM (fWAjv)

259 The shit continues to roll down hill. Eventually, you all know it will be us who is ultimately responsible for a weaponized IRS.

Posted by: Heralder at May 17, 2013 11:50 AM (+xmn4)

260 i see none of the dems are interested why private citizens unrelated to a different group of citizens names are actually on questionnaires for a separate groups questionnaire on the 501s either.

because as we know, there was nothing personal about these questions or their trying to string together specific citizens THAT havent' committed a Crime! party members.

Posted by: willow at May 17, 2013 11:50 AM (nqBYe)

261 It is almost amazing that Carl Levin a D from the Great Lakes State can read talking points even as he enters a soft food diet and need of potty assistance..

Posted by: Clemenza at May 17, 2013 11:50 AM (3GuQx)

262 "I can see this is going nowhere. By next week it will be gone...I contend it's already gone. These will be the shortest-lived scandals in history. The MFM and the Dims (BIRM) will make sure of it."


[Clown nose off]

I think you're wrong. Me, being the optimist that I am, think something has essentially changed in the MSM. Like a dog, once they've bitten, they'll bite again.

If you recall, Dean Reynolds said way back in the 2008 campaign about the Obama crowd: "You'll see." He was speaking to the media. Today Woodward came out and don't be so quick to dismiss Benghazi as a scandal. The world changed last week, I think.

Posted by: MaxMBJ at May 17, 2013 11:50 AM (deaac)

263 I can see this is going nowhere. By next week it will be gone...
Posted by: hello, it's me Donna

===============

Exactly right. This will amount to zilch - for one reason. The MSM will bury and obfuscate it to death..

Enjoy the NHL on NBC...

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at May 17, 2013 11:50 AM (Z1/Hr)

264 Dough-nore?

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 17, 2013 11:51 AM (UypUQ)

265 It's all just a game for these people, isn't it?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 17, 2013 11:51 AM (0qqnb)

266 Either congress defends it's role in government or there is no reason to have a congress. Putting on a media show isn't going to be enough.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse


A little more is at stake. Congress' lofty perch is second to the accountability of the Federal government to the citizens. At this point, what trust can be given when it comes to impartiality?

Pretty much none, if one is to answer honestly. There is no longer the general plausible deniability that the big government freaks relied upon.

Accountability is what is at stake and sweeping it under the rug sets the stage for bad things to come.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 17, 2013 11:51 AM (YTstp)

267 Miller paraphrase: "When it hit the papers, we told our people to be more careful"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:51 AM (aDwsi)

268 Since we'll be interviewing the IRS this morning, we'll play by their rules and consider them guilty until proven innocent.

Posted by: If I ran this hearing at May 17, 2013 11:51 AM (MMC8r)

269
>>>People who claim "I don't recall" were coached by a lawyer, specifically one tied to the administration.


You know who'd make a great lawyer?

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at May 17, 2013 11:51 AM (N5FqJ)

270 Anyway, have you all heard about our own Kermit Gosnell here in TX?
Good Lord, Almighty, these people are evil.

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The photos were scandalous. They depicted two babies aborted well
beyond the legal limit of 24 weeks in Texas. Their necks had been cut.

“The photos show babies that are huge, with gashes in their necks,
indicating that these babies were likely born alive, then killed, just
as Kermit Gosnell did at his ‘House of Horrors’ clinic in Philadelphia,”
said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “In fact, there are
numerous similarities between Karpen and the Gosnell case, including the
disregarding of complaints by the authorities that allowed both men to
continue their illegal operations.”

The video interview of the three informants verified the worst.

“When he did an abortion, especially an over 20 week abortion, most
of the time the fetus would come completely out before he cut the spinal
cord or he introduced one of the instruments into the soft spot of the
fetus, in order to kill the fetus,” said Deborah Edge, who worked as a
surgical assistant for Karpen for about 15 years until leaving in March,
2011.

“I thought, well, it’s an abortion you know, that’s what he does, but
I wasn’t aware that it was illegal…Most of the time we would see him
where the fetus would come completely out and of course, the fetus would
still be alive,” Edge continued.

How often did this happen?

“I think every morning I saw several, on several occasions,” she
said. “If we had 20-something patients, of course ten, or twelve, or
fifteen patients would be large procedures, and out of those large
procedures, I’m pretty sure that I was seeing at least three or four
fetuses that were completely delivered in some way or another,” said
Edge, acknowledging that these babies would be alive.

She described how some babies would emerge too soon and would be
alive, moving, and breathing. She also told of how Karpen would
sometimes deliver the babies feet first with the toes wiggling until he
stabbed them with a surgical implement. At the moment the toes would
suddenly splay out before going limp. Sometimes he would kill the babies
by “twisting the head off the neck,” according to Edge.

During the interview the former abortion clinic employee says: “the
fetus would come completely out and of course, the fetus would still be
alive” and the abortion clinic employee added “I’m talking about the
whole floor dirty. I’m talking about me drenched in blood.”

One abortion clinic employee is quoted as saying, “I thought, well,
it’s an abortion you know, that’s what he does, but I wasn’t aware that
it was illegal. Most of the time we would see him where the fetus would
come completely out and of course, the fetus would still be alive.”

“He does a lot of huge abortions. A lot of the times, we would bring
the big fetus that were over age, we would re-open the bag and just look
at it and be like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s so big,” the abortion clinic
staffer adds. “Sometimes he couldn’t get the fetus out. He would yank
pieces – piece by piece – when they were oversize. And I’m talking about
the whole floor dirty. I’m talking about me drenched in blood.”

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (VjL9S)

271
How to throw an election, let me count the ways.

Smear hard-working, law abiding Americans who recognize the Constitution as law as The Enemy.

Push for voting for everyone, regardless of citizenship status or length of residency. Don't require any ID.

"Count" the votes, and make damned sure you get at least 105% turnout for TFG.

Keep any and all opposition from organizing through denying them the money to organize through the IRS.

There are more, but I just got up.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (+z4pE)

272 "Miller's IQ is 92, tops."

Smarter than Obama? I'm impressed.

What's on display isn't so much IQ as a certain level of raw animal cunning.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 17, 2013 11:35 AM (7vimm)


Animal cunning?

Must be some type of weasel...

Posted by: The Political Hat, Weasel Hunter at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (Vk2pI)

273 What's truly sick is the number of leftists openly admitting their glee and demanding more tyranny. They really are fascist wannabes.
Posted by: Tilikum The Killer Assault Whale at May 17, 2013 11:48 AM (uhftQ)
--
When I used to work for a newspaper, the liberals I argued with over policy always ended their argument with: " I can't wait until you get sent to the camps"

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (SM0lc)

274
Turkish PM Brings Father Of Radical Islamist Killed During Israeli Raid On Gaza Flotilla To Meet Obama…

No comment from the German Prime Minister's Office if they brought Himmler's son to meet obama?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (9Bj8R)

275 I am rejoicing! These answers scream guilt. Perfect! I be lovin' it. Keep it up imbeciles. Nobody knows nothin'. Nobody can remember shit. Lying sacks of shit are circling the shitter.

Posted by: maddogg at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (OlN4e)

276 So in the future when being audited by the IRS, saying I don't remember where I put my receipts will be a sufficient answer.

Posted by: kreplach at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (pOhSg)

277
>>It's not a crime, just "inappropriate."
I like George Will's line. "Inappropriate" is using the salad fork for the entre'. Using the IRS for political purposes is a crime.

Posted by: angler at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (SwjAj)

278 They really need to check everything Miller says. I dont' believe him when he says other groups without the name tea party were also audited.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (sXWmd)

279 When he said he is retiring he added something along the lines of: under the rules of the Civil Service Agreement. Anyone save me the time of looking into that? Assuming that means he's retiring with benefits.

Posted by: scampydog at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (2SXc9)

280 What network has the coverage please?

Posted by: Madamex at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (Tj05I)

281 Until Conservatives get serious about killing the MSM - something easily within our power - they need to STFU and quit bitching about Obama, et al..

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (Z1/Hr)

282 219
He did go to law school. Georgetown, specifically.



Posted by: AmishDude at May 17, 2013 11:39 AM (xSegX)
Find the guy/gal he paid to do his homework and then take the bar for him.


Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at May 17, 2013 11:45 AM (kXoT0)
Nope, he did it by himself. He and Fluke and countless other idiots are the products of Georgetown now. It's a mess.

Posted by: gracepmc at May 17, 2013 11:53 AM (rznx3)

283 141 wtf is that green bicycle on his lapel?

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Be seeing you!

Posted by: Number Two at May 17, 2013 11:53 AM (+x8q5)

284 Since this is the precedent the IRS is trying to set, I think I might just hire some low level employees to calculate what taxes I owe to the government next year. When the number comes up as zero, I'll just throw them under the bus.

Posted by: Heralder at May 17, 2013 11:53 AM (+xmn4)

285 270 Evil.Pure evil.

Posted by: steevy at May 17, 2013 11:53 AM (9XBK2)

286
WOULD I LIE TO YOU?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uhpu2N4rQZM

Posted by: Eurythmics at May 17, 2013 11:53 AM (N5FqJ)

287 When I was about 4yo, I scribbled on the wall with a crayon and then blamed it on the cat. Mom wasn't buying that weak shit..

Posted by: @PurpAv at May 17, 2013 11:54 AM (/gHaE)

288 It's like we're living in some variation of Brave New World, except for the brave part.

....so far

Posted by: ontherocks at May 17, 2013 11:42 AM (kqIRW)


Stop whining you Epsilon!

Posted by: Barack "Mustafa Mon" Obama at May 17, 2013 11:54 AM (Vk2pI)

289 Danny Davis - Master of the Fucking Obvious.

Posted by: Attila at May 17, 2013 11:54 AM (Cs2tJ)

290 The big controversy here according to Miller?

That some procedures were being carried out were 'Unnecessary' and therefore 'Sad'. Really, this is why this clown thinks he's in this hearing?

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:54 AM (tWmgi)

291 Danny Davis of IL, steps to the spin plate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:54 AM (aDwsi)

292 (AP) September 2015 -- Obama Administration officials today denied allegations that Internal Revenue Service employees routinely denied reimbursement for anesthesia to Republican patients.

An anonymous spokesman from the Cincinnati office said, 'We trusted that those who sought smaller government and lower expenditures would be more comfortable in providing their own over the counter pain relievers. Apparently, some hip and knee replacement patients were less then comfortable. Voluntary vasectomy cases among Republicans has virtually disappeared. We do not feel there is a connection.'

Posted by: Regular Moron at May 17, 2013 11:55 AM (U2UQk)

293 Russell George strikes me a pretty straight shooter.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:55 AM (aDwsi)

294 Republicans don't have the stones to get the real work done here.

They are playing political games and once again not going for the jugular.

There should be a top to bottom review of the IRS.

There should be a bill revamping our tax structure and a t least consideration of a Fair/flat tax.

The moment is now idiots. After Sandy Hook Democrats climbed over dead children to get legislation voted on or passed.

This is the IRS who is loathed by everyone. Taxes are a top Republican issue.

And you are going to sit on your thumbs and ask if the witnesses want a finger sandwich.

This is a prime example of why Republicans lose. They're STOOPID.

Posted by: Marcus at May 17, 2013 11:55 AM (GGCsk)

295
221Steve "The Joker" Miller: We didn't target conservative groups. We just gave them "special" attention

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Can i borrow that logic?

Posted by: Zombie Adolf Eichmann at May 17, 2013 11:55 AM (SO2Q8)

296

Let me guess... Sequester. Under staffing . Citizens United...

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 17, 2013 11:55 AM (9+ccr)

297 Yep. I'm that asshole that keeps reminding you that none of this shit matters until the MSM is destroyed.. and you each have your own special bullet

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at May 17, 2013 11:55 AM (Z1/Hr)

298
I saw the Ways and Means chairman on CNBC this morning...not exactly the kind of guy to instill fear. I wish Bob Dornan were here.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at May 17, 2013 11:30 AM (Ec6wH)


I miss B-1 Bob.

Posted by: The Political Hat at May 17, 2013 11:55 AM (Vk2pI)

299 164
"Miller's IQ is 92, tops."



He did go to law school. Georgetown, specifically.

Posted by: AmishDude at May 17, 2013 11:39 AM (xSegX)
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Ah, so he was overqualified.

Posted by: Liberty Panda at May 17, 2013 11:56 AM (8GKDa)

300 Hey, Steve Miller!

FUCK YOU.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at May 17, 2013 11:56 AM (wtvvX)

301 They really need to check everything Miller says. I
dont' believe him when he says other groups without the name tea party
were also audited.

Posted by: Waldo Truth at May 17, 2013 11:52 AM (sXWmd)


Gee, you'd think that someone (like a "reporter" or a Congressman) would ask for the entire list of applications and the disposition of each during that time frame!

Posted by: Hrothgar at May 17, 2013 11:56 AM (Cnqmv)

302 First thought when seeing Davis of IL: hey it's Fred Sanford

Posted by: scampydog at May 17, 2013 11:56 AM (2SXc9)

303 296




Let me guess... Sequester. Under staffing . Citizens United...

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 17, 2013 11:55 AM (9+ccr)

Nailed it. They don't have enough Low Level Employees so Horrible Customer Service.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at May 17, 2013 11:56 AM (tWmgi)

304 Oh, sorry, we've used up both the cancer treatments allocated for conservatives this year. Better luck next year, citizen!

Posted by: Dr. IRS, circa 2020 at May 17, 2013 11:56 AM (MMC8r)

305 297 Yep. I'm that asshole that keeps reminding you that none of this shit matters until the MSM is destroyed.. and you each have your own special bullet

Posted by: fyscyl clyff at May 17, 2013 11:55 AM (Z1/Hr)

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 17, 2013 11:57 AM (da5Wo)

306 Oh hi Mr. Davis.

Go fuck yourself.

m'kay.

Posted by: RWC at May 17, 2013 11:57 AM (fWAjv)

307 Republicans on the committee need to start openly laughing at the responses, and at the Democrat's filibusters.

I mean guffaws.

Posted by: filbert the Whig at May 17, 2013 11:57 AM (7vimm)

308 Who knew that the sequester could reach back three years in time? We need to harness that kind of power.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 17, 2013 11:57 AM (SM0lc)

309 Here we go...., Davis wants to discuss the future

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:57 AM (aDwsi)

310 Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 17, 2013 11:57 AM (da5Wo)

*golfclap*

Good show.

Posted by: RWC at May 17, 2013 11:58 AM (fWAjv)

311 Posted by: Regular Moron at May 17, 2013 11:55 AM (U2UQk)

After all, Republicans have nothing to fear from an Obama controlled IRS that has access to their genetic profiles via Obamacare medical records!

Posted by: John McStupid at May 17, 2013 11:58 AM (Cnqmv)

312 Aren't they going to have a different IRS guy up there today? The one who spoke months back on this very subject, and lied his ass off?

Posted by: hello, it's me Donna at May 17, 2013 11:58 AM (9+ccr)

313 So, the IRS was using it's alleged power to grant taxfree status as an opposition research tool for progressive groups. Heads should roll.

Ace mentioned earlier that we're now a government and the goverened or something along that lines, instead of a people having a government. Well, the corrollary, with the amnesty hearings is that the governing class has decided that they'd prefer to be governing mexicans more than people with pesky anglosaxon heritage ideals. So, we the people? The government's fired us.

Posted by: joeindc44 at May 17, 2013 11:58 AM (WrIV3)

314 Nope, he did it by himself. He and Fluke and countless other idiots are the products of Georgetown now. It's a mess.
Posted by: gracepmc at May 17, 2013 11:53 AM (rznx3)
At one time, a law degree from a prestigious school was an indicator of intelligence, diligence, and a capacity for hard work on intricate matters. However, those days vanished about 50 years ago. Some prestigious law school grads who are far from rocket surgeons:Sheila Jackson Lee, Moochie and Barky Obama, Steve Miller, and the list goes on and on and on.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at May 17, 2013 11:58 AM (kXoT0)

315 new thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at May 17, 2013 11:59 AM (piMMO)

316 Schock. Nice name.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at May 17, 2013 11:59 AM (aDwsi)

317 The Democrats on this committee are simply not interested in asking any tough questions at all


yeah I know, 'news flash'

Posted by: Jones in CO at May 17, 2013 11:59 AM (8sCoq)

318 271
How to throw an election, let me count the ways.


I think you meant how to STEAL an election.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at May 17, 2013 11:59 AM (7ObY1)

319 Mr. Miller recycled those notes, that's why he can't find them.

We approved of his green agenda!

Posted by: MSM at May 17, 2013 12:00 PM (z63Tr)

320 Someone posted a Noonan-related quote on a previous thread to the effect that 'Noonan says this scandal has disturbed the lib glitterati, we have to believe her. She operates at that crowd's GZ.'

If Noonan's liberal friendsare disturbed it's because they worry the generally uninformed public might relate to the universiality of the IRS--everybody deals with the IRS. It would be easy to imagine the IRS persecuting innocent people. The common response would be a kind of exercise in mass empathy: 'Hey, that could be me.'

If the GOP wants to give this scandal legs, then (per Ace's advice on previous posts) they need to harness that empathy by publicizing the individual stories of people who have been targeted and harassed. They need to start doing it now, today, before the MSM goes into full protective mode. Congressional hearings are boring beyond measure most of the time. Seeing a family financially ruined or a business destroyed because of this will hit home.

Posted by: troyriser at May 17, 2013 12:01 PM (vtiE6)

321 And of course, this is all the GOPs fault.

The GOP has taken progressive bullying with a smile for way too long.

What? Let unions be exempt from harassment laws? Sure thing!

How about letting bureacrats leak details about citizens, like Joe the Plumber. That's fine.

Voter fraud? Come on, that doesn't exist.

ACORN? Sure, why shouldn't we publicly fund the democrat party.

and so on.

The IRS scandal is the logical progression from submission to submission. George the W should have used his brief 8 years to knock some sense into the left, but nope. His evangelical turning the cheek BS let the left block judges and common sense laws.

Posted by: joeindc44 at May 17, 2013 12:01 PM (WrIV3)

322 Bringing in Schumer....excellent.

Posted by: Attila at May 17, 2013 12:02 PM (Cs2tJ)

323 It turns out a bunch of union goons are behind the persecution. What a shock.
http://tinyurl.com/b468gxz

Posted by: Tilikum The Killer Assault Whale at May 17, 2013 12:03 PM (uhftQ)

324 The Schocker!

Posted by: Grover's at May 17, 2013 12:04 PM (9aKQB)

325 I'm hoping Jenkins didn't take her Midol this morning.

Posted by: Attila at May 17, 2013 12:05 PM (Cs2tJ)

326 191 Steve Miller says Conservative Groups were not targeted.

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We also targeted every liberal and progressive group that called themselves "tea party" or "9/12 project" or whose primary mission was to educate folks about the constitution.

It's not our fault that's an empty set!

Posted by: Steve "Sgt. Schulz" Miller at May 17, 2013 12:07 PM (IrbU4)

327
I think you're wrong. Me, being the optimist that I am, think something has essentially changed in the MSM. Like a dog, once they've bitten, they'll bite again.

If you recall, Dean Reynolds said way back in the 2008 campaign about the Obama crowd: "You'll see." He was speaking to the media. Today Woodward came out and don't be so quick to dismiss Benghazi as a scandal. The world changed last week, I think.


I certainly hope you're right. However, history during my lifetime tends to show that we allow evil to prosper. We seem to be too "civilized" for our own good. It's gotten so bad that people who should know better don't even recognize it today.

I'm sorry, but my cynicism level is at an all time high. This administration has proven itself as the enemy to everything America once represented. There are precious few who have the balls to stand up to these enemies, and when they do, they're ridiculed and smeared. We can't trust anyone we vote for to even represent our interests anymore (*cough* Marco Rubio). The forces aligned against us are manifold.

There is no accountability and no way to punish those who turn against us. We just have to suck it up until the next election when we should be able to recall any official at any time. In the interim, we have to suffer while these bastards and bitches destroy our livelihoods, our laws, our trust in government and our country.

We're screwed. And there's nothing we can do about it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 17, 2013 12:08 PM (+z4pE)

328 Seems he's a bit foggy on a few key things. The Jodi Arias defense comes to Washington.

Posted by: rockhead at May 17, 2013 12:08 PM (jtTKf)

329 Scooter Libby did time for not remembering.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at May 17, 2013 12:12 PM (yh0zB)

330 "His answer: 'I don't remember.'"

A little waterboarding would probably help his memory...

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at May 17, 2013 12:15 PM (vd7A8)

331 We're screwed. And there's nothing we can do about it.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at May 17, 2013 12:08 PM (+z4pE)

You're not cynical enough. You still think national elections are legitimate.

Posted by: troyriser at May 17, 2013 12:22 PM (vtiE6)

332 I bet some jail time could help his memory.

Posted by: sTevo at May 17, 2013 12:23 PM (dlAh+)

333 I bet some jail time could help his memory.

Posted by: sTevo at May 17, 2013 12:23 PM (dlAh+)
Not a chance, BoomBooms got the Presidential Pardons all typed up. His final list as he leaves office will be epic, simply epic.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes C'est Magnifique at May 17, 2013 12:27 PM (kXoT0)

334 WE ARE ALL STEVE MILLER!

Posted by: Steve Miller at May 17, 2013 12:33 PM (WO3zi)

335 All I remember about Watergate is how guys were saying "I don't recollect" a lot. This guy should get with the program...

Posted by: Optimizer at May 17, 2013 12:38 PM (Mxt9o)

336 Dressing Down

Posted by: franksalterego at May 17, 2013 12:43 PM (omVzF)

337 Mike Kelly for President!

Posted by: ch3cooh at May 17, 2013 12:45 PM (SJMKC)

338 You left out the worst part of that "note" exchange. In response, to whatever the question was, he said he would have to "check his notes" then when asked if he had kept notes, he said "please. I don't remember"

Posted by: Colonel Pooteh at May 17, 2013 01:27 PM (zpEAp)

339 333
I bet some jail time could help his memory.



Not a chance, BoomBooms got the Presidential Pardons all typed up. His final list as he leaves office will be epic, simply epic.
-----You got that right. Done deal.

Posted by: Mumia and Major Hasan at May 17, 2013 01:58 PM (Xv7f/)

340 Criticizing Obama's Jewish IRS Commissioners is like racist or something.

Posted by: Lothar Zogg at May 17, 2013 02:00 PM (Xv7f/)

341 118. "How can they be rewarded for the "horrible customer service" which
resulted in applications sitting in queue for months and years on end?"

-----

That is a question that contains its own answer.

Posted by: Empennage at May 17, 2013 02:06 PM (Xv7f/)

342 Miller's obvious and arrogant irritation at having to answer questions put to him by this ... mere taxpayer... is revealing.


Posted by: Empennage at May 17, 2013 02:10 PM (Xv7f/)

343 Who hired Craig Livingston?

Posted by: Dan In Shepherd at May 17, 2013 04:42 PM (rAUBr)

344 It's really simple. The Obama team is TERRIFIED of what we might find out about Benghazi - and so: "Look! Shiny! -and a Squirrel! ---> ooh, look over there, EVIL IRS!! !!-Pay Attention To The IRS-!!!"

How do I know it's deliberate misdirection? The IRS speaker, Lois Lerner, had a plant ASK HER THE QUESTION. (H/T LegalInsurrection.com) Have you heard of any other time that someone from a big government bureaucracy has set up a shill to "force" them to admit wrongdoing?

The O-Team has obviously told the IRS that it's under-the-bus time. (Despite the high probability that they were "just following orders" from the Chicago Mob in the first place.)

Obama's enforcers know which people and departments are hiding what skeletons. Any time that "events" are pressing in on The Won, they'll distract public attention by engineering the release of somebody's dirty secrets -- and the MSM, eager to help, will stir it into a three-ring circus, giving Obama's fixers time to Make The Problem Go Away.

So- keep focusing on Benghazi; keep writing & emailing your Congressmen. Benghazi is what the Obamites don't want you looking at.

* * * *
PS- Ask yourself - if you were Obama or Hillary, and your ambassador notified you that "We are under attack!", would you dither around and decide that you didn't know enough about the situation to send in help? Would you decide that there "wasn't enough time to get help to them"? How would you know -early on- how long the siege would last; or at what o'clock it would be "too late"? If you've already got a video drone on site, wouldn't you consider sending an armed drone? (Obama's supposed to be very fond of those things...) How could the Sec-of-State or the Cmdr-in-Chief decide to write off every person at the Benghazi facility because "obviously we can't get there in time so let's not even try"? DO ANY OF THEIR STATED REASONS ABOUT THEIR TOTAL INACTION MAKE *ANY* SENSE AT ALL?

As I see it: (1) Maybe they WANTED Stevens captured or killed. (Remember, they had been paring back security at Benghazi for months, despite "increasing instability" and at least one actual attack on the compound. That doesn't SOUND like deep concern for his well-being, does it?)
Or, (2) Maybe they believed that the attack was a feint or sham, and that nobody was in actual danger. (If Obama had taken it seriously, he could have impressed the whole country with his presidential gravitas by postponing the Las Vegas fundraiser in order to "pursue all avenues, diplomatic and military, to resolve this unprecedented crisis at our Benghazi facility".)

I'm just not coming up with an option #3 here... and #1 and #2 both raise deeply disturbing questions about this Administration's priorities.

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Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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