Man Who Complained of Cancelled Insurance Policy Was Soon After Audited By the IRS;
Health Care Freedom Activist Helps Him Get His Policy Restored, and Now Finds
Himself Being Audited As Well

When I first heard the cancer patient who complained of getting his health care policy cancelled was being audited -- for ten year old returns -- I didn't cover it.

It's not because I didn't suspect Obama's minions of harassing their opponents. I did. But I didn't cover it because I figured there was no way to prove it. Audits happen, after all, and I'm sure anyone willing to harass a political opponent is also willing to fake up some paperwork showing the audit was random or based on some acceptable legal reason.

But now I find out that it wasn't just the cancer patient who suddenly had the IRS alert and curious and on the case -- it was also his advocate, an insurance salesman and Obamacare critic who was helping the man get his hold policy back.

This man was also suddenly being asked questions by the IRS -- mostly about his trouble-making client.

It is unavoidable; it is open and shut; it is a serious political scandal. The fact that two men who came forward to criticize Obama are both hit with a snap IRS inspection days after making their complaints public can simply not be attributed to chance.

There is a principle in law: res ipsa loquitor. "The thing speaks for itself." In some cases, you don't have to prove an element of a tort, if it is obvious, based on circumstances, that wrongdoing has in fact occurred.

It is deliberate. It is, in fact, conspiracy.

And it's outrageous.

Read the whole thing. It's shocking. They're not even hiding it any longer: Citizens who dissent from government policy will be subject to harassment by the government's law enforcement and para-law-enforcement shock troops.

I'm going to skip a bit about how, specifically, this man, Stephen C. Tucker helped the cancer survivor, Bill Elliot, get his insurance back. It's worth reading but I can't quote the whole thing.

Let's get to the part where Tucker announces his Intent to Cause Trouble.

My goal is to inform every American who has had their policy canceled about this law and instruct them on how to use it to get their policy restored. Since this story broke I have been in contact with the organization representing Whitney Johnson and I have been in direct contact with Eileen and Steve Benthal. Whitney is a 26 year old single mother who has been featured in the news. Whitney has multiple sclerosis and she had her policy illegally canceled as well.

...

It is immoral, illegal, and unconscionable that Barack Obama's administration would instruct her insurer to cancel her health insurance coverage and force her to accept an Obamacare compliant "Medal" plan which will increase her premium by $1,000 a month and remove Johanna's access to her current hospital and doctor. This, after Barack Obama promised over and over and over again, 'If you like your plan you can keep your plan and no one will take it away from you, period.' Barack Obama is a pathological liar and innocent, sick Americans are now suffering because of his lies.

So there's his crime: Speaking ill of the New Messiah and using legal and proper means to get people's cancellations overturned.

And here's his punishment:


When we had some Q and A, a few days ago, you were about to be visited by a representative of the IRS, on Friday, December 6th. Who asked for that meeting? Did the IRS say what they wanted to meet about, before it occurred?

Tucker: Yes, Treasury Inspector General Robert Williams made an unannounced visit to my old office in Palatine on December 4th, 2013....

When I hung up the phone. I immediately called my attorney. He then connected me on a three way phone call to William J. Sneckenberg, Esq., Senior Litigation Attorney and Appellate Specialist at the Sneckenberg, Thompson, and Brody law firm in Chicago. After hearing the story, Mr. Sneckenberg said it was 'highly irregular' for the IRS to be sending a letter of demand for a tax return that was filed more than a decade ago. Normally, the look back period is anywhere from 3 to 5 years. He then said he wanted to be in my home to represent me when Treasury Inspector General Williams arrived.

On Friday morning Mr. Sneckenberg arrived and reviewed the letters of demand from the IRS and then contacted his CPA. His CPA also agreed that this is highly irregular. Then Treasury Inspector General Williams arrived with an associate. He showed me his business card and his badge and then sat down to begin his inquisition of sorts during which he and his associate took copious notes. To my surprise his questions were not designed to find out why I was sent the letters of demand but more to find out more about me and even more surprisingly my new friend Bill Elliott.

He asked for Bill Elliott's phone number twice. I did not give him Mr. Elliott's phone number. He then asked for a timeline of events. He asked 'How did you first meet Bill? What law did you use to help him get his policy restored? What television program did he appear on?' etc....

And, then at the end of his line of questioning he made sure to tell me that 'you need to resolve these issues with the IRS, if not, as you may be aware, you may be visited again by other IRS representatives in your home and we do reserve the right to garnish your wages and lien your assets.' Mr. Sneckenberg and I then wished them a Happy Holiday and showed them both the door.

After they left and whilst the exhaust from their government vehicle was still lingering in my driveway I received a knock on the door from my post man who had in his hands a certified letter from the IRS. That letter stated 'Intent to seize your property or rights to property. Amount due immediately $2,106.05.' If you do not call us immediately or pay the amount due by December 19, 2013, we will seize ("levy") your property or rights to property and apply it to the $2,106.05 you owe.'

This supposed amount they are demanding payment for is for the year 2010, where they state I did not file my W2s. My tax documents are prepared by a licensed CPA and are done correctly each year. If I had not filed my W2s I would not have been able to complete my 2010 corporate and personal tax returns which are sitting right next to me as I write you these responses. My CPA and my attorney are completely baffled by both the 2010 demand and the 2003 demand for $3,592.19.

...

Considering the very real connections with Bill Elliott in this series of events and his audit and its timing and your subsequent series of contacts by the IRS, what do you draw from their behavior toward you each?

Tucker: I feel a bit like Catherine Englebrecht right now. Catherine and her husband are Tea Party patriots who were systematically targeted by the IRS, ATF, FBI, and OSHA for a 'long train of abuses' over a three year period in what is arguably the most egregious abuse of this administration's power over law abiding citizens as of yet on record.

After listening to Lois Lerner plead the 5th during congressional testimony and then conveniently 'retiring' early and then listening to the IRS chief counsel use the term 'I don't recall,' no less than 80 times during congressional testimony, I no longer believe in coincidences. I believe Bill and I are both being targeted for exercising our first amendment rights by accurately criticizing Barack Obama's disastrous health care law.

Yeah, I'm believing less in coincidences myself these days.

Posted by: Ace at 03:50 PM



Comments

1 Tell him to stay off small planes

Posted by: The Jackhole at December 12, 2013 03:51 PM (nTgAI)

2 If only we had an opposition party in a position to do something about this, or some system of coequal branches of government that could correct abuses.

I seem to recall having read about that somewhere, probably science-fiction.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 12, 2013 03:51 PM (qyfb5)

3 Note that part about how the audit was directed from a higher up.


Never deal with the IRS unless you are recording the conversation.

Check your local laws on wiretapping.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 12, 2013 03:52 PM (VjL9S)

4 Enemy action.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Death Capades - ObamaCare on Ice! Sponsored by the Outrage Outlet at December 12, 2013 03:53 PM (hLRSq)

5 Check your local laws on wiretapping.
Posted by: RoyalOil

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Laws? Yeah, they still matter...

Posted by: Countrysquire at December 12, 2013 03:54 PM (LSJmV)

6 We need a lot more lamp posts.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at December 12, 2013 03:55 PM (BDFxk)

7 If only we had an opposition party in a position to
do something about this, or some system of coequal branches of
government that could correct abuses.



I seem to recall having read about that somewhere, probably science-fiction.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 12, 2013 03:51 PM (qyfb5)


Johnny Boehner is more interested in purging conservatives from the Republican Study Group than reining in the Stasi IRS/

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 12, 2013 03:55 PM (jA8Wa)

8 res ipsa loquitor. "The thing speaks for itself."



res ipsa loquitor

Would make a nice engraving down the slide on my .45 H&K USP.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2013 03:55 PM (FNtJ6)

9 The second time he asked about my association with someone would be where I would get arrested for assault.

Posted by: Jean at December 12, 2013 03:55 PM (Io7hX)

10 Shit, these guys got off easy

Posted by: Loretta Fuddy at December 12, 2013 03:56 PM (nTgAI)

11 If only we had an opposition party in a position to do something about this, or some system of coequal branches of government that could correct abuses. I seem to recall having read about that somewhere, probably science-fiction.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 12, 2013 03:51 PM (qyfb5)

Ancient history, perhaps?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2013 03:56 PM (DrWcr)

12 white. hot. burning. hatred.

Posted by: wiserbud at December 12, 2013 03:56 PM (NXg/k)

13 This in the mans own home, he can record anything he wants.

Posted by: Jean at December 12, 2013 03:56 PM (Io7hX)

14 The IRS can damned well do their jobs with cameras in their offices and common areas and, if they keep it up, on their persons.

You don't want to be watched 24/7, don't work for the IRS.

They've proven an untrustworthy organization. If we can't get rid of them we need them to be under a microscope.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 12, 2013 03:56 PM (qyfb5)

15 Team Obama needs to meet up with Team America.

Posted by: Angel with a sword at December 12, 2013 03:56 PM (hpgw1)

16 Unbelievable. Not surprising any more, but still unbelievable.

Remember when Lefties fretted about the possibility someone would look at their library history because of the evil Patriotic Act? Seems so quaint now....

Posted by: Lizzy at December 12, 2013 03:56 PM (JRmiD)

17 So what are our elected representatives going to do about it?

Remember this was one of the reasons for impeachment cited for Nixon.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 03:57 PM (P3U0f)

18 Intimidation and threats. Harassment and thugery. In your face.


He's from Chicago. You were expecting different?

Posted by: grammie winger at December 12, 2013 03:57 PM (P6QsQ)

19 Thanks to Ace and all of you who publicize these crimes.

It's exhausting keeping up with the lengths to which these pigs will go.

Posted by: MTF at December 12, 2013 03:57 PM (B5y+v)

20
Fuddy Effect

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2013 03:57 PM (nELVU)

21 8 res ipsa loquitor. "The thing speaks for itself."



res ipsa loquitor

Would make a nice engraving down the slide on my .45 H&K USP.

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I'd rather go with "IF YOU CAN READ THIS, YOU'RE DEAD".

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 03:58 PM (/Crba)

22 something, something, get in their faces, something something…

Posted by: yomomma at December 12, 2013 03:58 PM (DKLl9)

23
Remember when Lefties fretted about the possibility someone would
look at their library history because of the evil Patriotic Act? Seems
so quaint now..
___
Yeah, you'd be amazed at the stuff we find on Republican and other troublemaker's hard drives.

That John Roberts is a freak I tell you.

Posted by: The NSA at December 12, 2013 03:58 PM (P3U0f)

24 Tree!

Posted by: Thomas Jefferson at December 12, 2013 03:58 PM (B5y+v)

25 This is the very reason why we must never surrender our 2nd amendment right to bear arms.


This is the first of many steps taken by the government prior to donning the jackboots and break the doors and windows.



Probably time to take another look at going Galt.

Posted by: tcn at December 12, 2013 03:58 PM (fwcEs)

26 Personnel is Policy.

Obama has filled the Federal Government with true-believing leftist thugs. They are out to destroy their enemies. They believe they are in a righteous battle. You don't apologize for using extra-legal tactics to fuck over the KKK or neo-nazis. And that's how they think of us.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 12, 2013 03:59 PM (ZPrif)

27 There is no such thing as a scandal unless our overlords (the MSM) says there is. Period.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 12, 2013 03:59 PM (dfYL9)

28 The intent is to make sure everyone thinks twice before publicly speaking out. It would be naive to think that it's not working.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 12, 2013 03:59 PM (P6QsQ)

29 Team Obama needs to meet up with Team America.

Posted by: Angel with a sword at December 12, 2013 03:56 PM (hpgw1)

----
Nope. Irreconcilable differences.
Ones Motto Is : America.... Fuck YeahThe Others Motto is: American.....Fuck You

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2013 03:59 PM (nELVU)

30 Remember when Lefties fretted about the possibility someone would look at their library history because of the evil Patriotic Act? Seems so quaint now....

Posted by: Lizzy at December 12, 2013 03:56 PM (JRmiD) Hide posts from (JRmiD)


Fen's Law seems to come up a lot lately, don't it?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at December 12, 2013 03:59 PM (qyfb5)

31 6 We need a lot more lamp posts.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at December 12, 2013 03:55 PM (BDFxk)


We have plenty of lamp posts. We need to start using them.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2013 04:00 PM (zoehZ)

32
Ok pixie...... can I have my hard returns back, please?

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2013 04:00 PM (nELVU)

33 I'm pretty sure I should file for an American patent. My device will shortly be very popular, if history is any guide.

Posted by: Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotine at December 12, 2013 04:00 PM (B5y+v)

34 There is a principle in law: res ipsa loquitor.

F'ing lawyers can't even speak English.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 12, 2013 04:00 PM (xSegX)

35 I was wondering when this terrible story was going to get the necessary coverage it deserves. It is unconscionable, inexcusable and criminal. And just like the previous IRS scandal, it will be shoved under the rug. Nothing will happen. Nobody will be punished for this brazen targeting. Obama will suffer no consequence. The IRS will suffer no consequence. And the auditing and harassment of political targets and critics will continue. There is simply no accountability whatsoever anymore. It's sickening and abhorrent.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 12, 2013 04:00 PM (XB5Ak)

36 31 6 We need a lot more lamp posts.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at December 12, 2013 03:55 PM (BDFxk)

We have plenty of lamp posts. We need to start using them.

---

What do we go with? Rope, piano wire, barbed wire, bungee cords?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:00 PM (/Crba)

37 Welcome to Duloc such a perfect town
Here we have some rules let us lay them down
Don't make waves, stay in line
and we'll get along fine

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at December 12, 2013 04:00 PM (yvLNt)

38 You have nothing to fear...ah, f*ck it.

Posted by: Sen. Juan "Santiago" McCain at December 12, 2013 04:00 PM (Dwehj)

39 I'm not even joking when I say I wonder when our audit will happen. I didn't make a big splash, but I was contacted by CNN. That's probably enough.

So, does anyone have faith in...well anything about our government anymore?

Posted by: Lauren at December 12, 2013 04:01 PM (hFL/3)

40 "Remember this was one of the reasons for impeachment cited for Nixon."

Yes. BY DEMOCRATS.

Every single Democratic federal officeholder should be being put on the spot with this one brutally simple question:

If allegations of use of the IRS against political enemies warranted issuing an article of impeachment against Nixon, why should the identical allegations against Obama not also warrant the identical response?

Get them on camera while the question is asked.

Mr. O'Keefe, Mr. James O'Keefe, white courtesy telephone, please.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 12, 2013 04:01 PM (gqT4g)

41 He's from Chicago. You were expecting different?
___
I want you to argue with them and get in their face
If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 12, 2013 04:01 PM (P3U0f)

42 Three more years.

Posted by: Tatum's Turnip Truck Delivery Service at December 12, 2013 04:01 PM (7Ibb/)

43 If only Comrade Obama knew about this !
He would be outraged !

Posted by: McCool at December 12, 2013 04:01 PM (nCSwS)

44 34 There is a principle in law: res ipsa loquitor.

F'ing lawyers can't even speak English.

---

Want to fuck with a lawyer or law student? Tell them they can't speak Latin either.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:01 PM (/Crba)

45 As a (now former) blogger who was critical of the Obama administration, I've gone through hell the past four years. Only yesterday, I received a letter requesting my 2010 tax return, despite it being filed and the check cleared.

I will deal with it my dragging my feet in response, providing incomplete information, requesting 'clarification' over and over, cc'ing a copy of every correspondence to my local CongressCritter, and performing every passive aggressive (but legal) method that I can. I'm pretty sure I'm 'labelled' as refusing to drop to my knees in submission to the socialists, but that doesn't mean I'm going to the gallows without making some noise.

Posted by: Name Withheld Upon Request at December 12, 2013 04:01 PM (HFPlm)

46 Just another isolated incident.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 12, 2013 04:01 PM (S+wJC)

47 This shit is terrible. How bad does it have to get before something sticks to this asshole ?

Posted by: The Jackhole at December 12, 2013 04:01 PM (nTgAI)

48 Progs are crazy conspiracy theorists because they know it's exactly what they'd be doing if they had half a chance.

Posted by: Mega at December 12, 2013 04:02 PM (uvaJ1)

49 Mr. O'Keefe, Mr. James O'Keefe, white courtesy telephone, please.

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He needs to show up at a few Landrieu rallies down in Louisiana if they don't already have a restraining order on him.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:02 PM (/Crba)

50 Remember this was one of the reasons for impeachment cited for Nixon.


Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 03:57 PM


Democrats are much better at going on the attack than conservatives.

When Tricky Dick was in hot water, every friggin' Democrat in elected office was howling in unison for his head. So was every member of the MFM (yes, even back then).

Choom Boy is to Nixon as Al Capone was to a shoplifter in a five- and ten-cent store. But nothing is said or done. Oh, we can talk about his misdeeds, but please leave out the demands for action, punishment, impeachment, etc. Those would be Bad Optics.

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 12, 2013 04:02 PM (veRXo)

51 The coup can't come soon enough. That's pronounced as "coupe" by the less-than-average-intelligence President.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 12, 2013 04:02 PM (ndlFj)

52 25--- This is the very reason why we must never surrender our 2nd amendment right to bear arms.

Posted by: tcn at December 12, 2013 03:58 PM (fwcEs)
----------------------------------------
THIS.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 12, 2013 04:02 PM (dfYL9)

53 Hey Ace. What's with all this ewoky pseudonym shit? You have nothing to hide if you've done nothing wrong.

Posted by: The IRS at December 12, 2013 04:02 PM (A0sHn)

54
There is a principle in law: res ipsa loquitor.



F'ing lawyers can't even speak English.
___
Come on man, with our new undocumented immigrant friends we should all be learning Mexican like this.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 12, 2013 04:02 PM (P3U0f)

55 Not the hill to die on.

Posted by: Your Betters at December 12, 2013 04:03 PM (zDsvJ)

56 Fiat justicia, ruat caelum.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 12, 2013 04:03 PM (naUcP)

57 Only a wacko bird would believe such scurrilous lies about our POTUS and his noble minions!

Posted by: Biff Boffo at December 12, 2013 04:03 PM (YmPwQ)

58 And Flaming Skull! Just because.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 12, 2013 04:03 PM (ndlFj)

59 Geez, Lauren - be safe!

And no, lost all faith in government institutions - it's ALL so politicized.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 12, 2013 04:03 PM (JRmiD)

60

My friends, you have nothing to fear with Barack Obama in the White House.


Posted by: John McCain at December 12, 2013 04:03 PM (Pr6hk)

61 I keep saying "Nazis" in the hopes that other people will recognize and start repeating the accusation "Nazis."



So Nazis employ brownshirts. When are we all going to get on the same page with this? These guys are Nazis.



Posted by: D-Lamp at December 12, 2013 04:03 PM (bb5+k)

62 A couple of low-level employees from the Cincinnati office trying to interpret a very complex law. Give them some slack.

Posted by: Jay Carney at December 12, 2013 04:03 PM (CkjRf)

63 Is it getting warm in here?

Posted by: Frog in a Bathtub (I think it's a bathtub) at December 12, 2013 04:03 PM (uvaJ1)

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

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Sort of at work at December 12, 2013 04:04 PM (PYAXX)

65 Update from the article Ace cited:


Bill Elliott's audit has been cancelled, thanks to Treasury Department contact by one of his U.S. senators from South Carolina (Tim Scott or Lindsey Graham)

Senator Mark Kirk (IL-R) has taken an interest in Tucker's plight. Tucker is demanding a statement in writing from Treasury as to exactly why he is being targeted)

Posted by: grammie winger at December 12, 2013 04:04 PM (P6QsQ)

66 What's an individual's probability of being audited? Surrly those numbers are out there.

Posted by: Y-not at December 12, 2013 04:04 PM (zDsvJ)

67 Let's get on with the immigration reform.

Posted by: Juan McLame at December 12, 2013 04:04 PM (Pr6hk)

68 I want a damn impeachment.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 12, 2013 04:05 PM (O3C36)

69 People!

This is not even close to when they spied on my library card!

not even close

Posted by: Mary Cloginstyne in nippy Vermont at December 12, 2013 04:05 PM (W6iIX)

70 Putting on my vermin proof tinfoil hat, I'd like to also point out that a guy died the other day who was the Health Director (I think) for Hawaii.

He was also the guy that approved Obama's Birth Certificate.

Keep in mind, in a coup d'etat, one of the main tactics is confusion.

Keep those who could thwart the coup from acting just long enough (by creating doubt about exactly who is in authority and where the targets are) for the actors to seize power.

Look to 2015 to be the year when whatever will happen, will happen. They can't let another election take place.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 04:05 PM (LSDdO)

71
When Tricky Dick was in hot water, every friggin' Democrat in
elected office was howling in unison for his head. So was every member
of the MFM
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And this is why having a leadership made of spineless liberal-lites hurts.

Could we impeach Obama for his myriad crimes of Boehner and co actually wanted to change the direction of the country? Maybe not...but you can sure as hell bet that the Democrats would be paying at the ballot box and we'd have a lot more Ted Cruzs in the House and the Senate.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:05 PM (P3U0f)

72 It's a tax. No, this time it really is.

Posted by: King Roberts the Benevolent at December 12, 2013 04:05 PM (uvaJ1)

73 What's an individual's probability of being audited? Surrly those numbers are out there.

Oh, about 50-50.

Posted by: Prez'nit 404 at December 12, 2013 04:05 PM (Dwehj)

74 And pretty much every level of federal and state government, from highest to lowest, won't hesitate to hammer someone on orders from above. Not a second of hesitation.

Posted by: ejo at December 12, 2013 04:06 PM (GXvSO)

75 Et succendet eam igni

Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 12, 2013 04:06 PM (ndlFj)

76 Okay... this thread REQUIRES it.

Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

When the powers of the government are brought to bear on regular citizens for a crime no greater than criticizing the President, the nation is in grave danger. Either Americans will stand up and say "No more" or this Great Experiment will disappear and be forgotten in history.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Sort of at work at December 12, 2013 04:06 PM (PYAXX)

77 If only Comrade Obama knew!


Maybe this could be published in a few newspapers in order for him to be outraged.

Posted by: Ron at December 12, 2013 04:06 PM (s67pO)

78
If it makes you feel better:

President Obama’s nominee to head the embattled Internal Revenue Service testified at a Senate hearing Wednesday, with lawmakers showing virtually no resistance to his confirmation.

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) encouraged his colleagues to approve restructuring expert John Koskinen quickly so the full Senate could vote on his nomination. The panel has scheduled a vote on the matter for Friday.




So, the Republicans get to use their rubber stamp once again. I'll predict -- voice vote approval. Won't even take a roll call.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 12, 2013 04:06 PM (kdS6q)

79 Unfuckingbelievable. This is so wrong. Indeed, sick and saddening.

Perchance to dream, come 2016 the GOP retake and control everything, purge these bureaucracies of these anti-American foot soldiers and supervisors (and they are against every notion of our Founding Father's visions) and replace these sick rapscallions with pent up, pissed off conservative hard-asses--even self-envisioned 'Swords of the Lord'-- that do this to each and every liberal that has crossed the same standard for Obama's apparent red line leading to this disgusting and tragic abuse.

Two wrongs do not make a right, of course, but eye for and eye as well--the world is out of balance until this is played in reverse. In other words, karma sometimes needs a little help.

Again, perchance to dream....

Posted by: eureka! at December 12, 2013 04:06 PM (n45g9)

80 When I read this stuff I keep hearing Paul Giamatti in the Howard Stern movie saying: "you goddamn mother fuckers! "
This is the USA right?

Posted by: Keena at December 12, 2013 04:07 PM (iBaHp)

81 "We
cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the
national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian
national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as
well-funded."

Hello my Kulaks

Posted by: Barack O'Stalin at December 12, 2013 04:07 PM (Pr6hk)

82 20
Fuddy Effect

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2013 03:57 PM (nELVU)


You wouldn't happen to be referring to "Loretta " Fuddy by any chance?


Yeah, that's pretty weird too.


Posted by: D-Lamp at December 12, 2013 04:07 PM (bb5+k)

83 76 Okay... this thread REQUIRES it.

Burn it down.
Scatter the stones.
Salt the earth where it stood.

When the powers of the government are brought to bear on regular citizens for a crime no greater than criticizing the President, the nation is in grave danger. Either Americans will stand up and say "No more" or this Great Experiment will disappear and be forgotten in history.
Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Sort of at work at December 12, 2013 04:06 PM (PYAXX)

AMEN

Posted by: phoenixgirl @phxazgrl at December 12, 2013 04:07 PM (u8GsB)

84 I think they should just say it was a problem with Turbo Tax.


Hahahahahaha. JK. Them rabble rousers are fucked.

Posted by: Tim Geithner at December 12, 2013 04:07 PM (VJpOJ)

85 And nobody is going to do anything?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2013 04:07 PM (t3UFN)

86 Thanks to my reforms, you rethugs now have a 3000% less chance of being audited. Or is it greater. One of the two, I can't remember.

Posted by: Emperor Bambi at December 12, 2013 04:07 PM (uvaJ1)

87 Flaming Skull. This is the Foundation of our Republic.

Posted by: Franklin's Common Law Wife at December 12, 2013 04:07 PM (ndlFj)

88 Get in their faces, he said...

Posted by: --- at December 12, 2013 04:08 PM (MMC8r)

89 WOW- best avoid that planned stroll through Ft. Marcy Park...

Posted by: Nino at December 12, 2013 04:08 PM (eyuLr)

90 Obama cannot be impeached because he is black.
And he knows it.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 12, 2013 04:08 PM (dfYL9)

91 Ropes, lamposts. Some assembly required.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at December 12, 2013 04:08 PM (aDwsi)

92 Look to 2015 to be the year when whatever will happen, will happen. They can't let another election take place.
***
If the Republican party doesn't change course, and it doesn't look like they will looking at Ryan's budget deal, Hillary or Warren will win in 2016 anyway.

I guess the core question though is if Obama personally wants to continue to be president past 2016 or if he is willing to let another figurehead step in to "run" the leftist machine.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:08 PM (P3U0f)

93 66 What's an individual's probability of being audited? Surrly those numbers are out there.

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Officially, the rate of audits is determined by income. No AGI has a higher probability of being audited than any income up to about $499,999. Incomes from $500K up have between a 3% and 10% chance of an audit.


That doesn't mean the same people won't get audits year-in year-out because they pissed off the wrong people. Anyone labeled a "tax protester" will end up with an IRS agent stationed in their colon until further notice, for instance.


Link to statistics in name.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:08 PM (/Crba)

94 He needs to show up at a few Landrieu rallies down in Louisiana if they don't already have a restraining order on him.
Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:02 PM (/Crba)


People should show up in Ghostbusters outfits with phones on their ears and signs that read, "Who ya gonna call? Not Landrieu!"

Posted by: AmishDude at December 12, 2013 04:08 PM (xSegX)

95 Yeah, that's pretty weird too.







Posted by: D-Lamp at December 12, 2013 04:07 PM (bb5+k)

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Let's just say I do not believe in coincidences.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2013 04:09 PM (nELVU)

96 Perchance to dream, come 2016 the GOP retake and control everything...

Yeah, and we're gonna be extra conservative this time around. Promise.

Posted by: Boehner and Co. at December 12, 2013 04:09 PM (uvaJ1)

97 25
This is the very reason why we must never surrender our 2nd amendment right to bear arms.

This is the first of many steps taken by the government prior to donning the jackboots and break the doors and windows.

Probably time to take another look at going Galt.


Posted by: tcn


I have withdrawn as much as humanly possible from commerce and society. Pop "culture" is so degenerate and debased I almost cringe at the magazines in the checkout lines. What garbage.

Posted by: backhoe at December 12, 2013 04:09 PM (ULH4o)

98 Affirmative Action has consequences.

Posted by: garrett at December 12, 2013 04:09 PM (4wkam)

99 He probably forgot to pay the king for the stamp on the paper he forgot to stamp with the king's stamp which is only a ha'penny.

It's not like he's a citizen or anything. The king's stamp tax must be paid. Even if it is a schilling or two.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at December 12, 2013 04:09 PM (bB1P0)

100 No doubt, he deserved it.

Posted by: Winston Smith at December 12, 2013 04:09 PM (B5y+v)

101 Back in the day, tax collectors were social outcasts, the lowest of the low.

Methinks it's time to revive that.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 12, 2013 04:10 PM (naUcP)

102 I got a letter from the IRS last week that I thought was going to be an audit and immediately my paranoid thought was that my multiple donations to Republicans , etc. was the cause.

It turned out to be a 'correction' letter for the IRS correcting my 2012 return and saying I owed them an additional 1050.00.

So I've got that going for me.

Posted by: polynikes at December 12, 2013 04:10 PM (m2CN7)

103 The burning.....it comes very soon.

Posted by: trump at December 12, 2013 04:10 PM (M7Awp)

104 Which bay does the tea go into, does anyone know?

Posted by: Sam Adams at December 12, 2013 04:10 PM (B5y+v)

105 res ipsa loquitor

****


I was told there would be no Spanish.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 12, 2013 04:10 PM (5jTUJ)

106 So, the Republicans get to use their rubber stamp once again. I'll predict -- voice vote approval. Won't even take a roll call.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 12, 2013 04:06 PM


Why not just DEEM him approved?

I wonder if they'll wait until 10:35 so Choom Boy will be through with his 10:30 AM daily briefing and can enjoy his latest triumph before lunch?

Posted by: MrScribbler at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (veRXo)

107 So, is the MSM covering this at all?

Or is it simply a 'it's happening to a republican, so we don't care' story?

Posted by: shibumi at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (25HWz)

108 The only thing stopping Obama from going full-tilt Stalin is incompetence. And golf.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (YEQ2h)

109 Which bay does the tea go into, does anyone know?

The Bay of Benghazi.

Posted by: Mega at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (uvaJ1)

110 I don't see the problem here.

Posted by: Lois Lerner at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (MaP11)

111 I was told there would be no Spanish.

And they were right...!

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (naUcP)

112 I haz my yoga pants on, so don't go all 'rape culture' on me you clingers

Posted by: Mary Cloginstyne in nippy Vermont at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (W6iIX)

113 Something about this story stinks.

TIGTA is not the IRS. They do not audit taxpayers, or investigate taxpayers for evasion or other tax crimes.

They investigate threats against the IRS, as well as wrongdoing by the IRS. TIGTA is the agency that was releasing its findings about IRS Cincinatti office erlier this year.



I don't doib

Posted by: elliot at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (fCw1i)

114
I wrote a real, paper letter to my senator, Ted Cruz about this issue a short time ago. I suggest others do the same.

I cannot accept that the IRS would be allowed to continue in its present form. A rogue agency that is blatantly partisan against the GOP and conservatives and Christians, that uses illegal tactics, and avoids any scrutiny of its actions goes against not only our laws, but of human decency and any semblance of fair play.

The IRS must be disbanded, and replaced.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (O3C36)

115 I was born 50 years to early

Posted by: Nixon at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (t3UFN)

116 Ace when I linked this this morning the article said he had been told by an unnamed Congressman that the order to audit him came from "the top".

Posted by: Vic at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (T2V/1)

117 Surely, the gentleman in Cincinnati who is responsible for this egregious act will be held accountable.

Posted by: garrett at December 12, 2013 04:12 PM (4wkam)

118 I know not which path others may take but as for me, give me liberty or give me an IRS audit.

Posted by: P. Henry, Virginia House of Burgesses at December 12, 2013 04:12 PM (B5y+v)

119
I personally find it refreshing that we in government can apply a little leverage to the stubborn citizen.
I also find Barack Obama curiously appealing and, dare I say, sexy.

Posted by: John Roberts at December 12, 2013 04:12 PM (RBOCM)

120 Nothing will happen. No one will get punished. Until the GOP in Congress gets the balls to defund the IRS and Obamacare.
And they can argue they just want to ensure accountability and transparency.

Posted by: Iblis at December 12, 2013 04:12 PM (9221z)

121 SO

Posted by: Nixon at December 12, 2013 04:12 PM (t3UFN)

122 Perchance to dream, come 2016 the GOP retake and control everything,
purge these bureaucracies of these anti-American foot soldiers
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The last time the Republicans controlled the House, Senate, and Presidency they gave us a new entitlement program and refused to purge the Clinton-ites from the bureaucracy.

And Bush was significantly more conservative then the current Republican leadership (Boehner, McConnell, Ryan, Cantor, etc...)

We need to purge the Republican leadership every bit as much as we need to the Democrats...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:12 PM (P3U0f)

123 I don't doubt that there was a visit, just the reason for the visit, which I am betting is being misrepresented.

Posted by: elliot at December 12, 2013 04:12 PM (fCw1i)

124 That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
2.3 Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
2.4 But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

Posted by: Some Rabble Rousers at December 12, 2013 04:12 PM (hFL/3)

125 56 Fiat justicia, ruat caelum.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 12, 2013 04:03 PM (naUcP)


If we are going on about Latin inscriptions that we would like to see on the side of our guns, I have long favored.


ULTIMA RATIO REGUM

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 12, 2013 04:12 PM (bb5+k)

126 Hahahahahah! I warned you little shits; don't say I didn't!

Posted by: Ben Franklin at December 12, 2013 04:13 PM (B5y+v)

127 I'm astounded and probably shouldn't be, because none of this is surprising. What astounds me is they constantly get away with this and there's not even an attempt to cover up their illegal harassment of us at this point.

WE let them get away with it. Certainly our advocates and elected representatives let them get away with this. What good does yet another congressional hearing do when the administration and its minions can treat law abiding citizens this way?

The government would respect our rights more if they feared we'd do anything to protect our rights. Clearly, they don't fear any actions from us.

Posted by: elaine at December 12, 2013 04:13 PM (GNZ0/)

128 Dust off the Articles of Impeachement written up for Nixon. For every instance of President Nixon, strike out and write SCOAMF. Bring it up for a vote and let the libs try to explain why Obama's actions are different and ok.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 12, 2013 04:13 PM (W7ffl)

129 It's a tax yo!

Posted by: Justice John Roberts at December 12, 2013 04:13 PM (W6iIX)

130 If we are going on about Latin inscriptions that we would like to see on the side of our guns

Honestly, I had that in mind for the plaque on the gallows.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 12, 2013 04:14 PM (naUcP)

131 The first GOP rolly polly to announce his candidacy for Pres needs to be asked, "What, specifically, do you intend to do in regards of the abuse of outspoken citizens by Federal agencies over the last 5 years? "

If criminal prosecution and total agency review aren't mentioned, his candidacy should end right there.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2013 04:14 PM (B0gqn)

132 Don't worry, folks, I'll schedule another hearing about this outrage! Next March or so. We'll have finger sandwiches.

Posted by: Darrell Issa at December 12, 2013 04:14 PM (YmPwQ)

133 Tell them they can't speak Latin either.





Posted by: Schoolhouse Rock: Deponent pwnage at December 12, 2013 04:14 PM (R6JT1)

134 Expletive Deleted

Posted by: Tricky Dick Obama at December 12, 2013 04:14 PM (RBOCM)

135 >>I think they should just say it was a problem with Turbo Tax.

Maybe claim it was just a "misunderstanding."
You know, like those Google execs recently claimed about something that resulted in under-apying their CA taxes by millions.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 12, 2013 04:14 PM (JRmiD)

136 They hate us.

Posted by: Madamex at December 12, 2013 04:14 PM (islXR)

137 Geez, with all this crazy conspiracy wacko stuff going on, at least no one weird has died in a plane lately.

Posted by: Mega at December 12, 2013 04:14 PM (uvaJ1)

138 Audits will continue until polls improve.

Posted by: votermom at December 12, 2013 04:14 PM (GSIDW)

139 Yeah, and we're gonna be extra conservative this time around. Promise.
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Is extra more or less then severe?

Posted by: Mitt Romneycare at December 12, 2013 04:14 PM (P3U0f)

140 "Obama cannot be impeached because he is black."

I suspect that with the implosion on the launch pad of Obamacare, the protective layer of black democratium may finally be starting to wear thin so far as the general public are concerned. Clear majorities now describe the POTUS as "untrustworthy".

Note that impeachment does not equal removal from office, as the sordid Clinton-Lewinsky matter proved.

Consider the huge attention which would be paid to impeachment in the House, with a rigorous prosecutorial presentation of evidence against Obama, and subpoenaed testimony from a horde of underlings. As the Watergate era proved, "I don't recall" stops working after a certain number of iterations, when the public figure out that a deliberate stonewalling is being attempted.

Even if Reid's upper chamber won't remove Obama under any circumstances, the proceedings would read it into the record and make it clear in the public mind just how abusive and illegal this administration's conduct has been.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 12, 2013 04:15 PM (gqT4g)

141 I'd rather go with "IF YOU CAN READ THIS, YOU'RE DEAD".

Unless you live in a deep red county in a deep red state, no, don't do that.

What you should do is carry the same weapon, same caliber, same ammo as the local police. That way when the Prosecutor asks why you carry such a "dangerous weapon, obviously designed to kill/maim 15 people", you just say, "I carry the same handgun as the local PD."

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2013 04:15 PM (P7Wsr)

142 Putting on my vermin proof tinfoil hat, I'd like to also point out that a guy died the other day who was the Health Director (I think) for Hawaii.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 04:05 PM (LSDdO)


Not a guy. It was a woman. 9 people involved in the crash, and she was the only casualty.


Weird coincidences always seem proximate to anything Obama related.


Posted by: D-Lamp at December 12, 2013 04:15 PM (bb5+k)

143 Treasury Inspector General Robert Williams
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Where does he live?

What is his spouse/partner's name?

Kids?
Where do they go to school?

Etc., etc.

Traitor to the people, enemy of the Republic.

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 12, 2013 04:15 PM (VjL9S)

144 Look, let's just skip all the intervening steps and jump right to the bottom line.
If you want to end this abuse of power by the IRS and the political bureaucracy that runs it, just eliminate the income tax. Whoosh, just like that, all gone.

If the government doesn't have that power over your life, it can't be abused.
Health care anyone? You think that won't be abused for political ends?

Food as a weapon? You think an abusive government would not use access to food or water to force you to submit?


Posted by: Tatum's Turnip Truck Delivery Service at December 12, 2013 04:15 PM (7Ibb/)

145 Police state, wingnuts. Now watch this three putt.

Posted by: Barky I at December 12, 2013 04:15 PM (sOtz/)

146 I would say that both of these guys need to sue the assholes in the IRS for a quarter of a million personally.



But I want to know where Issa is at. This kind of shit can not go on much longer before the crackpots come out. But alas, with this going on, would they truly be crackpots?

Posted by: Vic at December 12, 2013 04:16 PM (T2V/1)

147 Only a matter of time before they start rounding up everyone that wears eye glasses.

Posted by: navybrat at December 12, 2013 04:16 PM (AW7Gr)

148 Re #120 - exactly. Nothing will happen. Hell, it's not even newsworthy to our Media. Sadly, the big majority of our fellow citizens could not be bothered to give a shit about this latest outrage. Too busy chasing shiny objects.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2013 04:16 PM (YEQ2h)

149 It turned out to be a 'correction' letter for the IRS correcting my 2012 return and saying I owed them an additional 1050.00.



So I've got that going for me.

Posted by: polynikes at December 12, 2013 04:10 PM (m2CN7)

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No..... it was that "two IRS agent walked into a gay bar" joke...... not so funny now, huh??

Posted by: THE I.R.S. at December 12, 2013 04:16 PM (nELVU)

150 Probably a wacko-bird. We are all wacko-birds.

Posted by: redenzo at December 12, 2013 04:17 PM (zgVtn)

151 I told you all a few weeks ago I heard a speaker who said there were several thousand new IRS employees slated JUST for the state of Texas.

They are just warming up . . . .

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 12, 2013 04:17 PM (VjL9S)

152 Not a red America, or a blue America... but a United States of America.

{cue thunderous applause}

Posted by: Mega at December 12, 2013 04:17 PM (uvaJ1)

153 Also, this is another good reason to get behind abolishing the IRS.
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Which, would be an incredibly popular initiative leading into an election.

If, of course, the Republicans actually want to win enough elections to control the elected branches of government.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:17 PM (P3U0f)

154 So Obama knows about the prior deeds of the IRS against His political foes, so His response is to double down ?

these.are.bad.times.for america

Posted by: willow at December 12, 2013 04:17 PM (nqBYe)

155 149 It turned out to be a 'correction' letter for the IRS correcting my 2012 return and saying I owed them an additional 1050.00.



So I've got that going for me.

Posted by: polynikes at December 12, 2013 04:10 PM (m2CN7)

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No..... it was that "two IRS agent walked into a gay bar" joke...... not so funny now, huh??

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We also don't like the joke about the IRS Agent's Ball either.

Posted by: IRS Agent Johnson at December 12, 2013 04:17 PM (/Crba)

156 If allegations of use of the IRS against political enemies warranted issuing an article of impeachment against Nixon, why should the identical allegations against Obama not also warrant the identical response?

Posted by: torquewrench at December 12, 2013 04:01 PM (gqT4g)

Nixon was white.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at December 12, 2013 04:17 PM (fwARV)

157 OT from Twitchy:

Boehner on his comments on outside groups: "I thought it was my job and
my obligation to stand up for conservatives here in the Congress."

Yeah, so did I, John. What the hell went wrong?

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 12, 2013 04:18 PM (XUKZU)

158 I keep saying; the "golf" outings are when Obama gets briefed on the next steps to be taken.

Think about it. The press is kept away. He can disappear at any time and no one would know. It's secure (except for satellite but that's why the abundance of different courses) physically, sound and visual. No one can frame a question that wouldn't get pooh poohed over being nonsense.

And number of people could be meeting with Obama in secret and there wouldn't be any "gaps" of where he was supposed to be.

Even the secret service could be limited in knowledge. They could put those less secure at the perimeters and use only trusted lackeys for close in coverage.

And you have to ask yourself; he never showed this degree of dedication to the game before the election. He goes off at the weirdest and most inappropriate times (but appropriate if it was an emergency meeting) and he's a lousy golfer.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 04:18 PM (LSDdO)

159
Why not just DEEM him approved?
Posted by: MrScribbler



Actually, he sort of is. No more filibuster, since the Republicans refused to fight for it.

At the moment, the Senate Democrats are having a confirmation-a-thon on the floor.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 12, 2013 04:18 PM (kdS6q)

160 Socks not changing anymore?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2013 04:19 PM (t3UFN)

161 This is all being done through the union, so the paper trail is not accessible to Congress. Bet on it.

Posted by: spongeworthy at December 12, 2013 04:19 PM (r5w1L)

162 Geez, with all this crazy conspiracy wacko stuff going on, at least no one weird has died in a plane lately.

Posted by: Mega at December 12, 2013 04:14 PM (uvaJ1)

Except for the doctor who authorized Obama's birth certificate.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at December 12, 2013 04:19 PM (fwARV)

163
Boehner on his comments on outside groups: "I thought it was my job and
my obligation to stand up for conservatives here in the Congress."

Yeah, so did I, John. What the hell went wrong?

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I think dumbass meant to say "I thought it was job and my obligation to *stand up to* conservatives here in the Congress."

Certainly how he's come off the last three years since becoming Speaker.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:20 PM (/Crba)

164 @Polynikes

I got a similar letter the other saying i owed ~$880 from 2010 as well. Hmm...

Posted by: Penfold at December 12, 2013 04:20 PM (Fbt5B)

165 Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 12, 2013 04:06 PM (ndlFj)


Video quid ibi.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 12, 2013 04:20 PM (L8r/r)

166 i know this is real, i've dreaded this kind of shit.
still i'm really disturbed, stunned, bummed, angry, HURT.

Posted by: willow at December 12, 2013 04:20 PM (nqBYe)

167 Tucker is demanding a statement in writing from Treasury as to exactly why he is being targeted)

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I think a more pertinent question to ask would be why did the Treasury IG ask questions about Tucker's client when it was Tucker who was the supposed subject of the IG's inquiry. How did the IG know that Tucker had represented Eliot? What did Eliot have to do with anything that was part of an IRS audit of Tucker? Inquiring minds need to know.

Posted by: flmom at December 12, 2013 04:20 PM (nSjrf)

168 Actually, he sort of is. No more filibuster, since the Republicans refused to fight for it.

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And...... get this..... this is the funny part...... we'll change it back right after the 2014 midterms. HILARIOUS as hell.... right???

Posted by: THE DNC at December 12, 2013 04:20 PM (nELVU)

169 Two IRS agents walk into a bar. Nicest, most honest guys I ever met. Really I mean it.

Posted by: polynikes at December 12, 2013 04:20 PM (m2CN7)

170 141 I'd rather go with "IF YOU CAN READ THIS, YOU'RE DEAD".

Unless you live in a deep red county in a deep red state, no, don't do that.

What you should do is carry the same weapon, same caliber, same ammo as the local police. That way when the Prosecutor asks why you carry such a "dangerous weapon, obviously designed to kill/maim 15 people", you just say, "I carry the same handgun as the local PD."

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How about three guns, labeled "Truth", "Justice", and "American Way"?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:20 PM (/Crba)

171 115 I was born 50 years to early

Posted by: Nixon at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (t3UFN)


And the wrong Color, and you belonged to the wrong Political party.


Posted by: D-Lamp at December 12, 2013 04:21 PM (bb5+k)

172 Even if Reid's upper chamber won't remove Obama under any circumstances, the proceedings would read it into the record and make it clear in the public mind just how abusive and illegal this administration's conduct has been.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 12, 2013 04:15 PM (gqT4g)

It's cute that you think the details would be reported in the press.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at December 12, 2013 04:21 PM (fwARV)

173 I'm literally shaking in anger here.

And where are Republicans saying, "No, this is completely unacceptable?"

Oh, that's right, fighting against Conservatives who actually want to do Conservative things.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Sort of at work at December 12, 2013 04:21 PM (PYAXX)

174 *knock knock*

Oh. Wait there's someone at the door.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 04:21 PM (LSDdO)

175 171 115 I was born 50 years to early

Posted by: Nixon at December 12, 2013 04:11 PM (t3UFN)


And the wrong Color, and you belonged to the wrong Political party.

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He'd probably be at home in today's Democrat party if not for his anti-Communist works.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:22 PM (/Crba)

176 61 So Nazis employ brownshirts. When are we all going to get on the same page with this? These guys are Nazis.



Posted by: D-Lamp at December 12, 2013 04:03 PM

And we are the Jews...

Posted by: elaine at December 12, 2013 04:22 PM (GNZ0/)

177 res ipsa loquitor Would make a nice engraving down the slide on my .45 HK USP.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2013 03:55 PM (FNtJ6)

I think I could get as far as "res ip..." on my Seecamp .32, but it's the thought that counts.

Posted by: troyriser at December 12, 2013 04:22 PM (O66NZ)

178 Not a guy. It was a woman. 9 people involved in the crash, and she was the only casualty.


Weird coincidences always seem proximate to anything Obama related.


I dunno. Compared to the Clintons, the Obamas are relatively weird coincidence free.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 12, 2013 04:22 PM (xSegX)

179 fkty fk fk

Posted by: willow at December 12, 2013 04:22 PM (nqBYe)

180 Odd that this was just amended in September -- http://www.irs.gov/irm/part25/irm_25-006-001r.html .

Posted by: cthulhu at December 12, 2013 04:23 PM (T1005)

181 They fuck us with the IRS
They fuck us by changing the rules in the Senate
They fuck us with Executive Orders

AND WE DO NOTHING ( oh except blame the Tea Party)

We deserve to get fucked

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2013 04:23 PM (t3UFN)

182 Washington? We're gonna need more ammo.

Posted by: Cleveland Field Office at December 12, 2013 04:23 PM (bUmSq)

183 *knock knock*

Oh. Wait there's someone at the door.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 04:21 PM (LSDdO)

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Relax. WE dont knock.

Posted by: Drone Strike Command at December 12, 2013 04:23 PM (nELVU)

184
I dunno. Compared to the Clintons, the Obamas are relatively weird coincidence free.

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You talkin' bout me?

Posted by: Zombie Barry Seale at December 12, 2013 04:23 PM (/Crba)

185

Aw look, the govenrment is advertising that kids should GET COVERED cuz, they're, like, Mom's will, like care and be all, like, happy and stuff.

This country is fucked.




Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Bunnies at December 12, 2013 04:23 PM (xggaJ)

186 17 So what are our elected representatives going to do about it?

Remember this was one of the reasons for impeachment cited for Nixon.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 03:57 PM (P3U0f)

They impeached Nixon for thinking about it, not doing it.

Posted by: Jean at December 12, 2013 04:23 PM (4JkHl)

187 >>I keep saying; the "golf" outings are when Obama gets briefed on the next steps to be taken.

Hmmmm. IIRC he regularly takes 8 hrs for a round of golf. I just assumed that this included the 19th hole back in the clubhouse sauna....

Posted by: Lizzy at December 12, 2013 04:23 PM (JRmiD)

188 I dunno. Compared to the Clintons, the Obamas are relatively weird coincidence free.
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Dude, I have the worst headache. Why the hell did Clinton send me to Bosnia again?

Posted by: United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown at December 12, 2013 04:24 PM (P3U0f)

189 After they left and whilst the exhaust from their government vehicle was still lingering in my driveway

*****


Bonus points for use of the word 'whilst'

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 12, 2013 04:24 PM (O9VaL)

190 AND WE DO NOTHING ( oh except blame the Tea Party)

So do something.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at December 12, 2013 04:24 PM (ZKzrr)

191 I'll call an investigative committee meeting forthwith.

Posted by: Darrell Issa at December 12, 2013 04:24 PM (/djtm)

192 I got a similar letter the other saying i owed ~$880 from 2010 as well. Hmm...

So that's three of us in the first 200 comments of a thread that got IRS letters, all for the same tax year.

Who was it that said, 'Yeah, I'm believing less in coincidences myself these days.'?

Posted by: Name Withheld Upon Request at December 12, 2013 04:24 PM (HFPlm)

193 fkty fk fk


Posted by: willow at December 12, 2013 04:22 PM (nqBYe)

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I know youre a proper lady, but spell it out. ALL the way out.

It helps. It really does.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2013 04:24 PM (nELVU)

194 Maybe I'll have succendet eam igni engraved on my XD-9.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Sort of at work at December 12, 2013 04:24 PM (PYAXX)

195 Posted by: Penfold at December 12, 2013 04:20 PM (Fbt5B)

I have to say it seriously made me feel all anarchy and crap for a second. I'm going to dispute it but they really do have you over a barrel unless you no longer give a crap about moving on and trying to life without drama. That amount is just not worth at this point.

Posted by: polynikes at December 12, 2013 04:24 PM (m2CN7)

196
Hmmmm. IIRC he regularly takes 8 hrs for a round of golf. I just
assumed that this included the 19th hole back in the clubhouse sauna....
___
/Whistles innocently

Posted by: Reggie Love at December 12, 2013 04:24 PM (P3U0f)

197 AllenG, it's been obvious for a few years now that theCommies in charge can do pretty much as they please to anyone they single out. And, and, at this moment they are packing the courts to make damned sure that "due process" for the likes of you and I is nothing more than bad cabaret.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2013 04:25 PM (YEQ2h)

198 Well on the bright side, when Yellowstone blows, the IRS will not matter all that much.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 12, 2013 04:25 PM (t3UFN)

199 Sic semper tyrannis

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2013 04:25 PM (g1DWB)

200 So do something.

I'm going to write my Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray...

Wait, no, I'm going to sit here quietly.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2013 04:26 PM (P7Wsr)

201 Usually spelled loquitur, btw.

Spelling, it's what I live for. Sad.

Posted by: Beagle at December 12, 2013 04:26 PM (sOtz/)

202 Happy Holidays!

Posted by: IRS/TSA JTF at December 12, 2013 04:26 PM (bUmSq)

203 It turned out to be a 'correction' letter for the IRS correcting my 2012 return and saying I owed them an additional 1050.00.



So I've got that going for me.

Posted by: polynikes at December 12, 2013 04:10 PM (m2CN7)

So they are "fining" you for having contributed to the GOP by reassessing your return, and reinterpreting some point in their favor instead of in your favor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2013 04:26 PM (60Q+L)

204 Well on the bright side, when Yellowstone blows, the IRS will not matter all that much.

Yeah, but that's not scheduled for nearly 40,000 years.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Sort of at work at December 12, 2013 04:26 PM (PYAXX)

205 196
Hmmmm. IIRC he regularly takes 8 hrs for a round of golf. I just
assumed that this included the 19th hole back in the clubhouse sauna....
___
/Whistles innocently

---

I'm pretty sure Barry can whistle without using his lips once you're done.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton rouge at December 12, 2013 04:26 PM (/Crba)

206 This pause is typical of a cascade (or revolution if you will).

Everyone's afraid (rightly so) to be in the front line.

Eventually the pressure gets too much and the line is FORCED forward into the bayonets/bullets/audits/camps.

It's the first step that's the lulu.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 04:26 PM (LSDdO)

207 "There is a legal doctrine, called res ipsa loquitor...."

AUGHHHHH TORTS!!! *hides in closet* (exam was last Wednesday...)

Posted by: WolfinNC at December 12, 2013 04:26 PM (Vvg+J)

208 BTW, there is now an Obamacare add from Whitehouse.gov on the homepage...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:27 PM (P3U0f)

209 restatement of the obvious, take #8476633: "elections have consequences."

Oh, and we told you so.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:27 PM (x3YFz)

210 Either:

1) This is an unfortunate coincidence.

2) You are a racist.

Posted by: Sphynx at December 12, 2013 04:27 PM (OZmbA)

211 Rogue Agent out of the Cincinnati orifice

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at December 12, 2013 04:27 PM (XvrTA)

212 Look to 2015 to be the year when whatever will happen, will happen. They can't let another election take place.

They don't care now why would they worry about after an election. They get what they want eventually anyways.

Posted by: DaveA at December 12, 2013 04:27 PM (DL2i+)

213 It's the first step that's the lulu.

Is that where Lulu Lemon got its name?

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2013 04:27 PM (P7Wsr)

214 And we are the Jews...

Posted by: elaine at December 12, 2013 04:22 PM (GNZ0/)


Yes.


Posted by: D-Lamp at December 12, 2013 04:28 PM (bb5+k)

215

Good afternoon nails.

Posted by: Government Hammer at December 12, 2013 04:28 PM (Pr6hk)

216 Fucking wow.

They're not even pretending anymore.

Posted by: akula51 at December 12, 2013 04:28 PM (P1qPX)

217 I like raspberry torts.


Cherry too.


Posted by: naturalfake at December 12, 2013 04:28 PM (0cMkb)

218 AUGHHHHH TORTS!!! *hides in closet* (exam was last Wednesday...)
Posted by: WolfinNC at December 12, 2013 04:26 PM (Vvg+J)
Duty
Breach
Causation
Damages

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2013 04:28 PM (DrWcr)

219 you just say, "I carry the same handgun as the local PD."

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2013 04:15 PM (P7Wsr)

I used to know a guy who owned (still does, as far as I know) a gun store in Nashville. He's a Hassidic Jew who also happens to be a graduate of Harvard Law. He used to sell his own brand of handgun/self defense ammunition and labelled it "Blue Bunny" ammunition.His contention was that if you ever shot anyone in self-defense and it went to court, the prosecutor would use the ammo type against you to try to show intent, and that as such names like "Hydra-Shok" or "Golden Saber" would play into that...but trying to paint someone as a cold-blooded killer because they were using "Blue Bunny" wouldn't go over so well.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 12, 2013 04:28 PM (L8r/r)

220
Link to what's happening confirmation wise in the Senate today. Looks like the usual 70-30 "We're Helping!" vote from the Reps.


http://tinyurl.com/mjt638t

Also this:

Democrats continued their promised march of confirmation votes on Thursday morning, approving Chai Rachel Feldblum to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by a vote of 54-41. Two Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted for Feldblum.

Collins? Collins. Oh yeah, she's that incumbent you dare not primary. Cause she's the best you can do or something. Read that somewhere.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 12, 2013 04:28 PM (kdS6q)

221 so.

Posted by: willow at December 12, 2013 04:28 PM (nqBYe)

222 They came for . . .

(do I really need to go on?)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 04:28 PM (LSDdO)

223 I was audited last year and although it was probably because my number came up, like jury duty,I really need to reconsider using my real name everywhere I go online. I also need to reconsider making donations to the Republican Party, partly because I think my donation recordmight raise a flagfor the IRS and partly because NO ONE IN REPUBLICAN PARTY LEADERSHIP IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THIS BULLSHIT.

Sorry for shouting. That IRS audit was no fun at all. On the other side of that coin, if my name doesn't appear on the enemies' list of a government tyrannical and petty enough to have an enemies' list, then I'm not trying hard enough.

Posted by: troyriser at December 12, 2013 04:28 PM (O66NZ)

224 Visits by IRS goons to Obamacare dissenters?

Never heard of it.

Posted by: Media Fanbois at December 12, 2013 04:29 PM (ZWaLo)

225 restatement of the obvious, take #8476633: "elections have consequences."

My refusal to vote was Principled, dammit!

*disclaimer, I voted*

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2013 04:29 PM (P7Wsr)

226 And yet there is nothing for the GOP to run on in 2014 and 2016, since the Dems are pure as the driven snow, if we listen to are betters in the media. Who will report on this. . . eventually. In 2017.

As an aside, Sneckenberg is probably one of the awesomest names for an attorney ever. *files it away for use in a book one day*

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2013 04:29 PM (BF+2f)

227 restatement of the obvious, take #8476633: "elections have consequences."
___
And this is why I respectively throw my hat in the ring for 2016 again. We can't have any of these wackobirds winning a Presidential election can we?

Posted by: John McCain at December 12, 2013 04:29 PM (P3U0f)

228 I took the story with a grain of salt too, but no more.

FREAKING UNBELIEVABLE!

Posted by: PJ at December 12, 2013 04:29 PM (ZWaLo)

229 I think a more pertinent question to ask would be why did the Treasury
IG ask questions about Tucker's client when it was Tucker who was the
supposed subject of the IG's inquiry. How did the IG know that Tucker
had represented Eliot? What did Eliot have to do with anything that was
part of an IRS audit of Tucker? Inquiring minds need to know.


Read the link and you will know.

The Treasury IG told him flat out that the visit was related to his media appearance.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 12, 2013 04:29 PM (SY2Kh)

230 catually had to grab a paper bag to breath in.
fcol i wish i had xanax or valium or something.

Posted by: willow at December 12, 2013 04:30 PM (nqBYe)

231 *our not are, all the mehs

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2013 04:30 PM (BF+2f)

232 "There is a legal doctrine, called res ipsa loquitor...."
I don't know latin but based on the comments and subject of this thread I think the meaning of the phrase probably speaks for itself.

Posted by: polynikes at December 12, 2013 04:30 PM (m2CN7)

233 That guy Elliott that appeared on Fox really got to them. His story was so terrible that reportedly people were either crying or screaming and throwing $hit at the tv. I saw it live in my office and started cussing. Two ladies in nearby offices came and asked if everything was OK? This is going to be an every day story starting in January. IRS is pre-emptively trying to warn everyone, EVERYONE from talking about this law killing people. Shut up and die. Insurance agents better stay out of their way. Fascists start out with threats and then progress to collective punishment. When is Issa going to have a hearing on this?

Posted by: Lester at December 12, 2013 04:30 PM (2UPXV)

234 Look, at this point getting rid of Obama is only a start. If rank and file agents and managers at IRS are willing to do this stuff, the agency needs to be disbanded.

We need to repeal O-Care, and institute a flat tax with simplified filing so we can clean out the nest of union traitors once and for all. From there, I suggest EPA is a good second target for cleansing.

Posted by: Adjoran at December 12, 2013 04:30 PM (473jB)

235 story time: had a student ask to take the final a few hours early because he'd just gotten a new job for FEMA.

I said "Well, those internment camps won't build themselves."

The good news is most of the class (18-24 age group) understood exactly what the 'joke' was.

They're turning on the liberals like a pit bull on Mike Vic.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:30 PM (x3YFz)

236 @204

The caldera was bulging for a while. A lake was spilling out one side.

Don't give up on SMOD or supereruption. But patience helps.

Posted by: Beagle at December 12, 2013 04:30 PM (sOtz/)

237 BTW, there is now an Obamacare add from Whitehouse.gov on the homepage...

Twitchy is hammering on the "piece [sic] of mind" ad. As someone points out, that *was* an Iron Maiden album title, but I doubt the little pussy metrosexuals working in their graphic design department are that clever to target the insuranceless metal-head contingent.

Posted by: jakeman at December 12, 2013 04:30 PM (vH4YP)

238 I dunno. Compared to the Clintons, the Obamas are relatively weird coincidence free.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 12, 2013 04:22 PM (xSegX)


You should read Zombie's blog regarding Obama's non-doings in New York around 1981.

There are a LOT of strange coincidences in Obama's life.


http://www.zombietime.com/obama_and_the_weather_underground/

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 12, 2013 04:30 PM (bb5+k)

239 shut up or else!

The Obama administration

Posted by: willow at December 12, 2013 04:30 PM (nqBYe)

240
Collins? Collins. Oh yeah, she's that incumbent you dare not
primary. Cause she's the best you can do or something. Read that
somewhere.
***
Maine's the state with the tea party governor...right?

Yep, we can't do better then those establishment stalwarts can we...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:31 PM (P3U0f)

241 and yet the dickless GOP is ok with the democrat party using their various organized crime wings to harass their supporters. Shit, first Rubio signs on to an immigration bill which give hispanics DUI immunity and a pass on passport fraud and now Ryan(!!!!!) says sure to Reid's request to have power to raise taxes.

What the fuck, who are these people we elected?

Posted by: oeJay44incday at December 12, 2013 04:31 PM (QxSug)

242 but trying to paint someone as a cold-blooded killer because they were using "Blue Bunny" wouldn't go over so well.

I like it. That's the same reason I don't own an Evil Black Rifle. My M1A is just peachy, and it's got a lovely wood stock that doesn't make Moms go "EEK"!

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2013 04:31 PM (P7Wsr)

243 Thanks for covering this, Ace. This criminalism needs to be yelled from the rooftops and into the bowels of the internet. I am so seething with anger over this specifically and the move to harder tyranny more generally.

Please keep this as a recurring feature story. Scandal doesn't begin to encapsulate this, but it's a good start. The conservasphere needs to stand athwart this hill yelling STOP. Repeatedly. Not just one newscycle.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 12, 2013 04:31 PM (eHIJJ)

244 >>Visits by IRS goons to Obamacare dissenters? Never heard of it.

Oh right. Local story...Hey, did you hear what Kayne said....

Posted by: CNN/MSNBC/ABC/CBS/PBS at December 12, 2013 04:31 PM (JRmiD)

245 *Yawn* *fart*

Posted by: Elena Kagan at December 12, 2013 04:31 PM (wAQA5)

246 You know what's newsworthy? Our inability to take glamor shots of Obama.

Posted by: The MFM at December 12, 2013 04:32 PM (Ul91r)

247 As Glen says over at Insty, Day 217 IRS scandal.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 12, 2013 04:32 PM (0FSuD)

248 Looking to "the law" for relief..... How quaint. How anachronistic.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2013 04:32 PM (YEQ2h)

249 @
13 This in the mans own home, he can record anything he wants.
Posted by: Jean at December 12, 2013 03:56 PM (Io7hX)
------------------

It depends on the state. In some states, it's illegal to record a conversation without the consent of both parties. Unfortunately, I don't remember off the top of my head which states have that law.

Posted by: junior at December 12, 2013 04:32 PM (UWFpX)

250 >>trying to paint someone as a cold-blooded killer because they were using "Blue Bunny" wouldn't go over so well.


Cute. You could make a whole game up about non-lethal names for ammunition.

Soft Shooters

Paper Denters

Cottonswab Bounce

Pixiedusters

Lead Feathers

Posted by: Sphynx at December 12, 2013 04:32 PM (OZmbA)

251 182 Washington? We're gonna need more ammo.
Just tried to buy a brick of 22LR for grandson's Christmas present. They only have a few 50 packs of shorts. Pretty sure someone is buying ammo

Posted by: NativeNH at December 12, 2013 04:32 PM (C+BPI)

252 Semi-OT - HHS is now asking insurers to move back the December 23 enrollment deadline.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:33 PM (/Crba)

253 Its becoming increasingly clear that the government at all levels is being weopanized against its citiznery.

Its also increasingly clear that the federal governemnt as currently constituted codifies and advances the leftists/statist agenda and policy preferences.

The machine will defend itself vigerously.


Prepare.

There's a storm coming.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2013 04:33 PM (u5ozF)

254 ** listening to the IRS chief counsel use the term 'I don't recall,' no less than 80 times during congressional testimony,**

here's an idea, when an official gives that answer to aspects of their job, then it's a statement against interest and perjury.

Posted by: oeJay44incday at December 12, 2013 04:34 PM (QxSug)

255 I'd be very leery of messing with people like this as a low-level IRS agent going forward. If we continue our slide into lawlessness, people are going to be less inclined to put up with this sort of thing in a civil manner - particularly in certain geographic areas of the country.

"You know they sent an IRS agent to speak with me here 'bout six months ago. Poor fella up and vanished. Never even found his car."

This will end in tears and will escalate quickly, I fear, if something isn't done to reaffirm the concept that we are a nation of laws and not men.

Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at December 12, 2013 04:35 PM (KvKOu)

256 #GulagBound needs to become a meme on Twitter, if not already...

Posted by: LizLem at December 12, 2013 04:35 PM (BF+2f)

257 The IRS has simply gone rouge.

When you file your taxes and have a preparer do them there is a box next to your name which says you allow the preparer to represent you in any questions about the return.

The IRS is simply ignoring that. They send out a letter saying your accountant is not authorized to speak to them. You write back showing the check box you get the same letter back.

You now have to send them a power of attorney letter. We sent it certified mail.

They are crooks.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 12, 2013 04:35 PM (0FSuD)

258 I'm convinced that ISSA is part of the scam.

He's a safety valve. Someone to look for (as you did) for justice.

But he hasn't done squat in the 2 years he's been at it. He hasn't gotten anyone fired or jailed and they come up and refuse to talk or blatantly lie because they know he can't/won't do anything about it.

Perhaps it's leadership that's holding him back. maybe.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 04:35 PM (LSDdO)

259 I used to know a guy who owned (still does, as far
as I know) a gun store in Nashville. He's a Hassidic Jew who also
happens to be a graduate of Harvard Law. He used to sell his own brand
of handgun/self defense ammunition and labelled it "Blue Bunny"
ammunition.His contention was that if you ever shot anyone in
self-defense and it went to court, the prosecutor would use the ammo
type against you to try to show intent, and that as such names like
"Hydra-Shok" or "Golden Saber" would play into that...but trying to
paint someone as a cold-blooded killer because they were using "Blue
Bunny" wouldn't go over so well.


Posted by: Country Singer at December 12, 2013 04:28 PM (L8r/r)


I'll dig around a bit (it's been about a year since I read the accounts) but there's ample evidence that you shouldn't use your own loads in your carry weapons. Forethought of malice or some such argument can be used against you in a civil case.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:35 PM (x3YFz)

260 Always employ a CPA who goes crazy at the mention of the IRS. My accountant is one of the nicest women I have ever known. I was audited 6 years ago and I watched as she grew fangs before we entered the IRS office. I just sat there like a lump while she screeched at them. I think my refund was for $36.00.

Posted by: Lester at December 12, 2013 04:35 PM (2UPXV)

261 Sorry for shouting. That IRS audit was no fun at all. On the other side of that coin, if my name doesn't appear on the enemies' list of a government tyrannical and petty enough to have an enemies' list, then I'm not trying hard enough.

---

Thankfully in my case, they appear to be too fucking lazy to do any research.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:36 PM (/Crba)

262 You could make a whole game up about non-lethal names for ammunition.

Hugs and Kisses. Until you get sued by Hersheys, anyway.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at December 12, 2013 04:36 PM (ZKzrr)

263 Consent. Withdrawn.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at December 12, 2013 04:36 PM (XvrTA)

264 192 ---So that's three of us in the first 200 comments of a thread that got IRS letters, all for the same tax year.

Posted by: Name Withheld Upon Request at December 12, 2013 04:24 PM (HFPlm)
--------------------------------------------
Make that four.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at December 12, 2013 04:36 PM (dfYL9)

265 Health care? You mean, tax policy. Obviously, the IRS is going to get involved.

Posted by: John Roberts at December 12, 2013 04:36 PM (FcR7P)

266 Anyone read the list of items that the police took from Zimmerman's house when they arrested him?

The funny thing is that liberal's heads explodedover his 'cache' of weaponsand ammo as the MSM term it , but in reality it is probably 1/100 of what they would find at many moron's home. I know they would piss their pants if they knew what I had.

Posted by: polynikes at December 12, 2013 04:36 PM (m2CN7)

267 257
The IRS has simply gone rouge.


Honey, you'd better mean rogue, because nobody at the IRS knows rouge.

Posted by: Harvey Fierstein at December 12, 2013 04:37 PM (OZmbA)

268 The Treasury IG told him flat out that the visit was related to his media appearance.

------------

Wow, they really aren't hiding it. That IG needs to be hauled in front of Congress.

Posted by: flmom at December 12, 2013 04:37 PM (nSjrf)

269 I'd be very leery of messing with people like this as a low-level IRS
agent going forward. If we continue our slide into lawlessness, people
are going to be less inclined to put up with this sort of thing in a
civil manner - particularly in certain geographic areas of the country.

----

Someplace theres a saying or a quote or something along the lines of "never put your enemies in position where they have nothing to lose".


Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2013 04:37 PM (nELVU)

270 262 You could make a whole game up about non-lethal names for ammunition.

Hugs and Kisses. Until you get sued by Hersheys, anyway.

---

Unicorn Farts?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:37 PM (/Crba)

271


"You know they sent an IRS agent to speak with me here 'bout six
months ago. Poor fella up and vanished. Never even found his car."





Posted by: Emile Antoon Khadaji at December 12, 2013 04:35 PM (KvKOu)


Send a revenue agent into the mountains of W. VA and see if he doesn't go missing.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:37 PM (x3YFz)

272 It's not an audit. It's a bill for "overdue" taxes -- new charges for Tucker's old returns of 2003 and 2010 -- with a notice of intent levy.

Unlike an open audit, the IRS can unilaterally seize Tucker's assets for alleged "past due" amounts with no due process, if he doesn't pay them off. Wouldn't be surprised if they've already filed a lien against his house.

This is outright jack-booted thuggery.

If you say something, the IRS will "see" something.

Posted by: Rusty Lawyer at December 12, 2013 04:38 PM (EB33G)

273 This single, isolated incident (and let's just pretend it's singular) would be enough to bury any Republican running for re-election. The pattern would be enough to bury any Republican administration.

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2013 04:38 PM (FcR7P)

274 Wow, they really aren't hiding it. That IG needs to be hauled in front of Congress.
____

/I don't recall.

Well thank you for your time, glad we could get that settled...who is up for a 3 Martini lunch?

Posted by: Darrell Issa at December 12, 2013 04:39 PM (P3U0f)

275 The IRS has simply gone rouge.


Honey, you'd better mean rogue, because nobody at the IRS knows rouge.


Posted by: Harvey Fierstein at December 12, 2013 04:37 PM (OZmbA)


I think 'rouge' is an accurate Freudian slip

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:39 PM (x3YFz)

276 >>But he hasn't done squat in the 2 years he's been at it. He hasn't gotten anyone fired or jailed and they come up and refuse to talk or blatantly lie because they know he can't/won't do anything about it.

Pretty sure he got the head of the IRS fired. But it is time for a select committee, his House committee has gone as far as it can given the obstruction they are getting from the Obama administration.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2013 04:39 PM (g1DWB)

277 From the article:

"Bill Elliott's audit has been cancelled, thanks to Treasury Department contact by one of his U.S. senators from South Carolina (Tim Scott or Lindsey Graham)"

Yeah, I'll bet it fucking goddamned has.

We're not going to have a country anymore if this shit continues.

....Nor do I want one if this is the type of country it shall be. Fuck the IRS, fuck Obama, fuck every single statist monster in charge of this country. May they all fucking burn (metaphorically, since that's all one can discuss it as).

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at December 12, 2013 04:39 PM (93zXY)

278 I'll dig around a bit (it's been about a year since I read the accounts) but there's ample evidence that you shouldn't use your own loads in your carry weapons. Forethought of malice or some such argument can be used against you in a civil case.
Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:35 PM (x3YFz)

just carry the same ammo as you local cops/sheriffs

Posted by: pepppep at December 12, 2013 04:39 PM (W6iIX)

279 It seems obvious that our situation is a hostile government is intent on pushing a large number of the citizenry out of existence, and the normal channels of relief are being eliminated. This scenario leads only to compliance or resistance.
The whole situation we are in seems orchestrated by the Obama regime, and by their actions they appear to be very confident of the outcome. They know the military and police will follow orders, because hey, that's who they are.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2013 04:40 PM (YEQ2h)

280 I'll just add to the comments that the only time I ever got audited, knock on wood, was the year I left an elected position and Clinton became president.

Yeah, it WAS political, no question about it.

We fucked them might good in ass! Like I didn't think they were coming?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 12, 2013 04:40 PM (0FSuD)

281 One suicide.
One heart attack.
One person dead because insurance was revoked.

One martyr.

All it will take now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 12, 2013 04:40 PM (naUcP)

282 I want impeachment over this. It's criminal and the White House has encouraged this.

Posted by: Sarahw at December 12, 2013 04:40 PM (LYwCh)

283 The party of "Punish Our Enemies" strikes again.

Posted by: i like anchors at December 12, 2013 04:41 PM (nBE5A)

284 Send a revenue agent into the mountains of W. VA and see if he doesn't go missing.
___
FED!

Posted by: Some Liberal at December 12, 2013 04:41 PM (P3U0f)

285 My doctor knows the advocate, sees him every month or so. He told me about the audits at my physical, I had already seen the story online though.

Posted by: TallDave at December 12, 2013 04:42 PM (/s1LA)

286 I got a similar letter for 2009 tax year. It was legit. I fucked up a calculation and I did end up owing $750 more than I paid.

But yeah...coincidences....

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 12, 2013 04:42 PM (0LHZx)

287 just carry the same ammo as you local cops/sheriffs

Posted by: pepppep at December 12, 2013 04:39 PM (W6iIX)


If I hadn't lost all my guns in that unfortunate boating incident, I'd carry standard Federal loads.

It don't make much difference. gettin' shot with 55 grain or 60 grain: still hurts.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:42 PM (x3YFz)

288

Motherfucking motherfuckers.

This is tyranny. Straight up. I am waiting - itching - for it to become war.

I really hate these bastards. They are destroying us and our beloved land. May the go straight to Hell.

And if I can be an agent of their transit to the infernal reaches, I can die a happy man.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2013 04:43 PM (olDqf)

289 I'm somewhat curious to know just how many politically based audits have been called off because a senator or representative called about it. This might be a regular thing these days, you know, spending an hour a day per congressman, trying to stop audits.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 12, 2013 04:43 PM (O3C36)

290 IRS has to be disbanded.

They are dangerous tyrants that rule our lives.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 56% more DOOM! at December 12, 2013 04:43 PM (09o/X)

291 Parched. Parched, I tell you.

Posted by: The Tree at December 12, 2013 04:43 PM (4I3Uo)

292 I want impeachment over this. It's criminal and the White House has encouraged this.
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I only read about these things in the paper. By the way, that Danish politician was a very attractive woman...if you like that kind of thing.

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 12, 2013 04:43 PM (P3U0f)

293 In fun WW3 news, India and Vietnam announced new defense ties. Specifically India will train Vietnamese sailors in submarine warfare.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 12, 2013 04:44 PM (ZPrif)

294 just carry the same ammo as you local cops/sheriffs

Gold dot here.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2013 04:44 PM (P7Wsr)

295 284
Send a revenue agent into the mountains of W. VA and see if he doesn't go missing.
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FED!


Posted by: Some Liberal at December 12, 2013 04:41 PM (P3U0f)


...to the hogs.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:44 PM (x3YFz)

296 p.s. This post warrants an audit Ace. Bend over.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 56% more DOOM! at December 12, 2013 04:44 PM (09o/X)

297 It don't make much difference. gettin' shot with 55 grain or 60 grain: still hurts.
Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:42 PM (x3YFz)

I was referencing pistol rifle.

Posted by: pepppep at December 12, 2013 04:45 PM (W6iIX)

298 We cannot allow the IRS to continue as they are currently structured.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 12, 2013 04:45 PM (O3C36)

299 I'm convinced that ISSA is part of the scam.

He's a safety valve. Someone to look for (as you did) for justice.

But
he hasn't done squat in the 2 years he's been at it. He hasn't gotten
anyone fired or jailed and they come up and refuse to talk or blatantly
lie because they know he can't/won't do anything about it.


Exactly what authority and power does Issa independently possess in the fantasy world you inhabit?

The power to fire people? To jail them? To waterboard witnesses if they plead the 5th?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 12, 2013 04:45 PM (SY2Kh)

300 Also ESPN backed down after Palin criticized them.
Pressure campaigns can work for the Right.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 12, 2013 04:45 PM (ZPrif)

301 It don't make much difference. gettin' shot with 55 grain or 60 grain: still hurts.
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When I came under heavy fire in Tuzla we didn't have time to consider what the NAZIs were shooting at us.

We just grabbed the arc of the covenant and booked out of there!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 12, 2013 04:45 PM (P3U0f)

302 292 I only read about these things in the paper. By the way, that Danish politician was a very attractive woman...if you like that kind of thing.
Posted by: Barack Obama at December 12, 2013 04:43 PM (P3U0f)


If you like your Danish tart, you can keep your Danish tart. Until Moochelle slaps you upside your head and drags you away by your jug ears.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2013 04:45 PM (olDqf)

303 In fun WW3 news, India and Vietnam announced new defense ties. Specifically India will train Vietnamese sailors in submarine warfare.

I'll take "How To Counter China" for $800, Alex.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 12, 2013 04:45 PM (naUcP)

304 Specifically India will train Vietnamese sailors in submarine warfare.

Great! Tiny bubbleheads. 47 of them will fit in a boat that only 20 Americans fit into.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (P7Wsr)

305 It was legit. I fucked up a calculation and I did end up owing $750 more than I paid.

For $750?! That doesn't even qualify you to wash the left hubcap of a Cabinet member's limousine.

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (FcR7P)

306 Go look at Drudge's lede. LOL

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (0FSuD)

307 Issa's job is to placate those of us who believe the law still means something. I'm absolutely convinced of that now. There is no other explanation.

-C

Posted by: cnation at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (gzqLV)

308 As an aside, Sneckenberg is probably one of the awesomest names for an attorney ever. *files it away for use in a book one day*


Still doesn't beat Dewey, Cheatum & Howe.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (FNtJ6)

309 295 284
Send a revenue agent into the mountains of W. VA and see if he doesn't go missing.
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FED!


Posted by: Some Liberal at December 12, 2013 04:41 PM (P3U0f)


...to the hogs.

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Feed 'em to the pigs, Errol!

Posted by: Brick Top at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (/Crba)

310 BTW note carefully -- the issue here isn't the audit, that COULD have been innocuous. It's the questions they asked, which are clearly not.

The IRS abuses have not missed a beat. They are now the paramilitary arm of the Democratic Party.

Welcome to the Chicago Way, America.

Posted by: TallDave at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (/s1LA)

311 en fuego

Posted by: that guy that whispers en fuego at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (evdj2)

312 In fun WW3 news, India and Vietnam announced new defense ties.
Specifically India will train Vietnamese sailors in submarine warfare.
***
The rest of China's neighbours seem to believe they are on their own if China starts shit for some reason...don't they?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (P3U0f)

313 Drudge is a media genius.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (ZPrif)

314 Unfortunately there seems to be nothing we can do. Obama himself in his orgy with Chrissy Matthews said that there was no "there,there" in the IRS scandal and no one disputes him, at least not in the MSM.... We are so screwed...

Posted by: hello, it's me also a creep-assed cracka.. at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (9+ccr)

315
I was referencing pistol rifle.





Posted by: pepppep at December 12, 2013 04:45 PM (W6iIX)


I know, just making the point. You don't have to +P load your own pistol ammo. just good old ball .40/.45/.38sp works just fine.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:47 PM (x3YFz)

316 Hollowpoint at December 12, 2013 04:45 PM (SY2Kh)

Strangulation? Isn't that an enumerated House Committee power?

Posted by: TallDave at December 12, 2013 04:47 PM (/s1LA)

317 17.
186. Jean

Nixon's administration died of embarrassment, as did the Republican Party.

He heard about the break-in after the fact, and asked someone to keep it quiet.

And the rest is history, pro-Democrat media, because they CARE, REALLY, really care so completely about themselves.

Yada. Clinton no shame. Impeach? A word, just a word. Now kiss his ass and blow his sax.

Feelings aside, Nixon was impeached not only because he made mistakes, or because had made himself no loyal friends through his administration, but because the Democrats were out for his blood and wouldn't settle for anything less than taking down all the Republicans as well.

It isn't as if the Republicans aren't corrupt as well. Just look at the Patriot Act, DHS, TSA, then both McCain AND Romney running on the "need" for MORE comprehensive legislative reform packages on everything from here to Mars and hell beyond.

The problem with the Republican Party and Leadership today is that the RNC will put in a Republican Obama, just like they scripted for the '08 and '12 potus campaign candidates. These guys aren't going to repeal ANYTHING, too busy piling on more shit to drown us every day of "business" on Capitol Hill.

But that doesn't mean we'll go down easy.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 12, 2013 04:48 PM (MhA4j)

318 The IRS abuses have not missed a beat. They are now the paramilitary arm of the Democratic Party.

They reverted back to form. How many years did they go without the Klan? 45?

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2013 04:48 PM (P7Wsr)

319
Feed 'em to the pigs, Errol!

Posted by: Brick Top at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (/Crba)


Never mess with someone who raises pigs.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:48 PM (x3YFz)

320 Was Jon Corzine ever audited?

Posted by: redenzo at December 12, 2013 04:48 PM (zgVtn)

321 Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2013 04:40 PM (YEQ2h)

Don't get too despondent. Just because they act confident, doesn't mean they'll be effective.

They're getting they're way now because the citizenry isn't fighting them on an equal basis.

There's been many a tyrant full of confidence with the backing of the police and the military that have eventually failed.

Remember no matter what they do, they ARE outnumbered and most are not isolated from the citizens they are trying to control.

Once the citizens realize that the police/military are just a thin line and that disobedience doesn't bring much more hazard than obedience, that line will be destroyed.

It takes time for that to reach the lowest common denominator of the public awareness.

As they become more obvious and vicious, they attract the attention of more and more of those tending to other cares.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 04:49 PM (LSDdO)

322 ...and/or owns a junkyard.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:49 PM (x3YFz)

323
The IRS abuses have not missed a beat. They are now the paramilitary arm of the Democratic Party.

Welcome to the Chicago Way, America.

Posted by: TallDave at December 12, 2013 04:46 PM (/s1LA)


But don't we need to focus on the really important issue facing the nation?


Drug legalization is not going to happen by itself.



Posted by: D-Lamp at December 12, 2013 04:49 PM (bb5+k)

324 The problem with the Republican Party and Leadership today is that the RNC will put in a Republican Obama
***
Boehner and co want to control the system Obama built...not end it.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:49 PM (P3U0f)

325 Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:47 PM (x3YFz)

Now for .223/5.56 I'm really warming up to 75grain and 77 grain bullets.

hit harder and better inwind

Posted by: pepppep at December 12, 2013 04:50 PM (W6iIX)

326 Make that four.

Crap. The statistical probability of that happening is somewhere close to all four of us hitting the Powerball. While buying lottery ticket in our pajamas.

Though I do remember, a couple decades ago, back in the era of tape driven storage, that the IRS computer 'ate' the tax deposit data of thousands of businesses in the Philadelphia region. Every business so accused was guilty of not paying tax until they could prove themselves not guilty. I was one of them. I ended up 'double paying' because it was cheaper then the nightmare of reconstructing a years tax payments to find the one they lost.

Heads rolled then. A different era now, that's for sure.

Posted by: Name Withheld Upon Request at December 12, 2013 04:51 PM (HFPlm)

327 BTW note carefully -- the issue here isn't the audit, that COULD have been innocuous. It's the questions they asked, which are clearly not.

-----------

That was my point. Once I'd read the whole article, apparently the IG openly told Tucker he wanted to talk about his relationship to Eliot.

Posted by: flmom at December 12, 2013 04:51 PM (nSjrf)

328 ...and/or owns a junkyard.

What was the name of the family killing people around the time the real Ingels family in Little House on the Prairie was around?

People noticed they had a plowed field (difficult to do on the plains) that never seemed to be growing anything.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 12, 2013 04:51 PM (P7Wsr)

329 from the drudge story:

House Speaker John Boehner laced into conservative groups for a second day in a row Thursday.
“I think they’re pushing our members in places where they don’t want to be, and frankly I just think that they’ve lost all credibility,” Boehner fumed.


Fuck you, John.

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2013 04:51 PM (FcR7P)

330 314 selective sourcing "at least in the media" screw up for watching/believing in your own uselessness

Quit tuning in for abuse.

There are media sources blacklisted by All The Kings Men.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 12, 2013 04:51 PM (MhA4j)

331 Strangulation? Isn't that an enumerated House Committee power?

Senate rules allow the Majority Leader to engage in playful strangulation if in the context of erotic debate with a minor.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 12, 2013 04:52 PM (SY2Kh)

332 Senate rules allow the Majority Leader to engage in playful strangulation if in the context of erotic debate with a minor.
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You'll have to pry my office out of my cold dead hands!

Posted by: Sen Reid at December 12, 2013 04:52 PM (P3U0f)

333 It's funny, as we discuss this there's fully auto .223/556 fire off in the distance.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:52 PM (x3YFz)

334 324 The problem with the Republican Party and Leadership today is that the RNC will put in a Republican Obama
***
Boehner and co want to control the system Obama built...not end it.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:49 PM (P3U0f)


THIS, THIS, THIS.


As I have stated and firmly believe, the GOP is now merely a wing of the Democrat-Socialists. We have de facto one party rule, and that party is the party of the Leviathan.

Some seek money and power, others ideological goals antithetical to the Republic as founded, most seek both.

This all must end. There are some people who really deserve "a good talking to" and by that I think you all know the subtext.

WAR.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 12, 2013 04:53 PM (olDqf)

335 What're the legal ramifications of having video and audio recorders going during that interview during which his client was mentioned?

Posted by: Scott M at December 12, 2013 04:53 PM (AdBfq)

336 T-bird"..... Yeah that Boehner guy, he really gets it, doesn't he? We need a Coolidge, and we have aJerry Ford.

Posted by: tubal at December 12, 2013 04:54 PM (YEQ2h)

337 332 Senate rules allow the Majority Leader to engage in playful strangulation if in the context of erotic debate with a minor.
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You'll have to pry my office out of my cold dead hands!

---

Is the Searchlight Strangler's secondary nickname "Ol' Choke And Stroke"?

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:54 PM (/Crba)

338 Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 12, 2013 04:45 PM (SY2Kh)

..-. ..- -.-. -.- __ -.-- --- ..-

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 04:54 PM (LSDdO)

339 You don't have to +P load your own pistol ammo. just good old ball .40/.45/.38sp works just fine.

-----

Call me old fahsioned..... but I still prefer lead HP projectiles for pistols. Its just about all I load except for the odball Nagant revolver or Tokarev.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2013 04:54 PM (nELVU)

340 Phony scandal, nothing to see here

Posted by: Matty Yglesias at December 12, 2013 04:54 PM (aTXUx)

341 “I think they’re pushing our members in places where they don’t want
to be, and frankly I just think that they’ve lost all credibility,”
Boehner fumed.

***
I think the argument some people have made that we should accept the deal to keep the heat on Obamacare is within reason.

But anyone claiming that the budget deal is in and of itself anything other then a disaster...

So I guess the question is, Is Boehner an idiot, or does he think we are idiots?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:54 PM (P3U0f)

342 329 t-bird

Right. I made the point this morning that intelligent people don't cast aspersions which actually apply to themselves when attacking their opponent.

Dunces do it all the time. As if a person's words don't reflect their own self more than whatever the topic be.

Boehner's pushing Americans in places where we don't want to be, and frankly, his leadership direction lost all credibility long ago.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 12, 2013 04:55 PM (MhA4j)

343 So this is what tyranny looks like as it forms and congeals. It looms like a specter - without shape and form - but we can see the shadow of it cast on everything around us.

The collaborators of tyranny? They are our neighbors. And we thought it could never happen, not here.







Posted by: 13times at December 12, 2013 04:55 PM (fGPLK)

344 Years ago I had an S&W model 60 engraved with Alfred E. Neuman's face and "What, me worry ?" on the sideplate.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 12, 2013 04:56 PM (gUoN4)

345
So I guess the question is, Is Boehner an idiot, or does he think we are idiots?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:54 PM (P3U0f)



Yes.

Posted by: D-Lamp at December 12, 2013 04:56 PM (bb5+k)

346 It's funny, as we discuss this there's fully auto .223/556 fire off in the distance.
Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:52 PM (x3YFz)

One of the skeet clubs is out by the state pen.

Aparently the guards at the state pen have full auto weapons because you can hear them training about 600 yards from the skeet area

Posted by: pepppep at December 12, 2013 04:56 PM (W6iIX)

347
So I guess the question is, Is Boehner an idiot, or does he think we are idiots?

---

Yes.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 12, 2013 04:56 PM (/Crba)

348 ..-. ..- -.-. -.- __ -.-- --- ..-

Posted by: Bitter Clinger



The chair is against the wall.
John has a long mustache.
Over.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2013 04:57 PM (FNtJ6)

349 Most of us good accountants loathe the IRS in our very marrow. We just want to do books - have pretty and clean reports, give nice perfect bank recons to our bosses. We hate, despise, loathe, and wish all wickedness to fall on the heads of those behind the IRS tax code and the fallen ones who enforce it - like fallen jedi but with calculators and worse breath.

They're bad accountants. We mourn for those who end up in the IRS - they've lost their souls and are forever hated by those of us in the Light.

And I am not joking.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at December 12, 2013 04:57 PM (bB1P0)

350 Ace, what the fuck do we do about it? Paul Ryan and our own party is making DEALS WITH THE LEFT! You know, the people behind this kind of shit!

So what do we do? Vote? HAHAHAHAH.

Posted by: Dan at December 12, 2013 04:57 PM (gR5OX)

351 339
You don't have to +P load your own pistol ammo. just good old ball .40/.45/.38sp works just fine.

-----

Call
me old fahsioned..... but I still prefer lead HP projectiles for
pistols. Its just about all I load except for the odball Nagant revolver
or Tokarev.


Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2013 04:54 PM (nELVU)


For most situations where people have had to pull their CC the confrontation is a gun fight in a phonebooth (within 10 yards or less).

At those ranges, it doesn't make much difference: just make as many new holes in the perp as you can as quickly as you can.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 04:58 PM (x3YFz)

352 I think Boehner thinks we are idiots!

Posted by: Carol at December 12, 2013 04:58 PM (yU1Dt)

353 *twich* Must have an ATC fix. STAT !! *twich*

Posted by: eye tie at December 12, 2013 05:00 PM (bvqC9)

354 18-1 at December 12, 2013 (P3U0f)

Thanks for responding, whichever name you like.

Geez, and I thought I changed names a lot.

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 12, 2013 05:00 PM (MhA4j)

355 276 >>But he hasn't done squat in the 2 years he's been at it. He hasn't gotten anyone fired or jailed and they come up and refuse to talk or blatantly lie because they know he can't/won't do anything about it.

Pretty sure he got the head of the IRS fired. But it is time for a select committee, his House committee has gone as far as it can given the obstruction they are getting from the Obama administration.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2013 04:39 PM (g1DWB)


You mean the guy that took the position after this was already started and was set to leave the position in about 6 months anyways? Oh boy that's a major scalp Issa has grabbed there.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 12, 2013 05:00 PM (QOmOx)

356 Where the fuck are our "representatives"? Cooking up amnesty deals and budget deals and cutting sweetheart power giveaways to Harry Reid while taking to the media to bash conservatives who have the temerity to challenge their filthy collusions with corruption. Unbelievable. Burn that fucking city down.

Posted by: rrpjr at December 12, 2013 05:00 PM (s/yC1)

357 The once happy and peaceful plains of America are either to be drenched with Blood, or Inhabited by Slaves to the state and IRS.

Posted by: George Washington at December 12, 2013 05:01 PM (3p8sP)

358 I'm strongly leaning toward the approach advocated here:

http://losthorizons.com/Cracking_the_Code.htm

Starve the beast. Why keep feeding a hopelessly corrupt and broken system?

Posted by: salfter at December 12, 2013 05:01 PM (kmvkg)

359 Boehner will not appoint a special prosecutor to investigate this or Benghazi. It makes me think SCOAMF has something on him too.

Posted by: Carol at December 12, 2013 05:02 PM (4BXhj)

360 Posted by: Carol at December 12, 2013 04:58 PM (yU1Dt)

well 52% of voters voted for Obama Twice and the rest voted for him despite his lousy performance since 2010.

So, yeah he's pretty sure we're all idiots.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 05:02 PM (LSDdO)

361 In a free country with a functioning press, this sort of thing would be on all the national nightly news programs. It's a shame we don't live in a country like that.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 12, 2013 05:03 PM (WtVhX)

362 The once happy and peaceful plains of America are either to be drenched with Blood, or Inhabited by Slaves to the state and IRS.

----

I think the modern progressives are trying to have both....

Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2013 05:03 PM (nELVU)

363 this is kinda like the lady at the hawaii health department that certified the one's birth certificate getting on a plane with 7 other people that crashed AND SHES THE ONLY ONE THAT FUCKING DIES?!?!?!

Posted by: sound awake at December 12, 2013 05:03 PM (pk/NG)

364 Call me old fahsioned..... but I still prefer lead HP projectiles for pistols. Its just about all I load except for the odball Nagant revolver or Tokarev.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 12, 2013 04:54 PM (nELVU)

Some pistols don't like hollowpoints. I own an AMT Backup .45, a very Miami Vice 80's kind of old-school cool and very reliable when shooting ball ammo, but will simply not shoot HP without at least one FTF per magazine. So I stick to ball ammo, no problem. A bad guy coming at me from7 yardsaway won't know the difference.

Posted by: troyriser at December 12, 2013 05:03 PM (O66NZ)

365 John Boehner walks into a conservative bar.

Everyone in the place yells " WORM !!"

Posted by: polynikes at December 12, 2013 05:04 PM (m2CN7)

366 Posted by: Matty Yglesias at December 12, 2013 04:54 PM (aTXUx)

Matty wrote a column a day or two ago (which I didn't read) which he teased by saying it would explain how Ryan is like a girl who does oral and anal in order to keep getting attention from her guy.


Classy, Matt, classy.

Posted by: WalrusRex at December 12, 2013 05:04 PM (XUKZU)

367 >>You mean the guy that took the position after this was already started and was set to leave the position in about 6 months anyways? Oh boy that's a major scalp Issa has grabbed there.

No, I mean Lois Lerner. The head of the group that actually did this targeting.

And you're right, that was a pretty major scalp.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2013 05:04 PM (g1DWB)

368 As a student of Russian, European and American history, I'd offer that the politicians always get it wrong.

They overestimate their support and underestimate the populace.

It never ends well when they overstep.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 05:04 PM (x3YFz)

369 Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2013 04:57 PM (FNtJ6)

I wanted to give HP something to occupy their incisive mind.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 05:04 PM (LSDdO)

370 Tepid Air is reporting insurers are giving a grace period to pay first insurance premium.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2013 05:05 PM (FNtJ6)

371 This thread needs to be a sticky and stay at the top.

Posted by: rrpjr at December 12, 2013 05:05 PM (s/yC1)

372 Wouldn't now be a good time to try to pass some extremely strict laws punishing misconduct by government officials? Can't we get moving on this now so we can get politicians on record before the midterms?

Posted by: Dave at December 12, 2013 05:05 PM (OMNfZ)

373 No, I mean Lois Lerner. The head of the group that actually did this targeting.

And you're right, that was a pretty major scalp.Posted by: JackStraw -She got promoted

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 12, 2013 05:06 PM (O3C36)

374 Posted by: polynikes at December 12, 2013 05:04 PM (m2CN7)

Boehner doesn't KNOW any conservative bars.
(or conservatives for that matter).

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 05:06 PM (LSDdO)

375 It's funny, as we discuss this there's fully auto .223/556 fire off in the distance.

Are you in Chicago?

Posted by: toby928© of the banned at December 12, 2013 05:07 PM (evdj2)

376 >>She got promoted

Really? Whats she doing now?

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2013 05:07 PM (g1DWB)

377 Wouldn't now be a good time to try to pass some extremely strict laws punishing misconduct by government officials?

The Chinese model of public execution would be a magnificent start.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 12, 2013 05:07 PM (naUcP)

378 367 >>You mean the guy that took the position after this was already started and was set to leave the position in about 6 months anyways? Oh boy that's a major scalp Issa has grabbed there.

No, I mean Lois Lerner. The head of the group that actually did this targeting.

And you're right, that was a pretty major scalp.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2013 05:04 PM (g1DWB)

Lois Lerner was not the head of the Irs. And he did not get her fired either.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 12, 2013 05:07 PM (QOmOx)

379 We just finished a trial today and had a favorable outcome for our client. She is a legal immigrant from another country and she very happily informed us about her faith that in America even the smallest person can get justice.


Yeah.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at December 12, 2013 05:07 PM (VtjlW)

380

I read somewhere earlier today that the order to audit "came from the top."

Whoever or whatever the hell that is.

Can you imagine the color and temperature of the "blood" that runs through the veins of those that ordered an audit on a cancer patient, and all of those that stood by and nodded with approval?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette: Done Christmas Shopping!!! at December 12, 2013 05:07 PM (IXrOn)

381 Nood.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 12, 2013 05:08 PM (FNtJ6)

382 >>Lois Lerner was not the head of the Irs. And he did not get her fired either.

You're right. She just wanted to spend more time with her family.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2013 05:08 PM (g1DWB)

383 The only way to deal with a corrupt tax system that requires voluntary compliance is to bankrupt them. Americans should just start zeroing out our tax liabilities on April 15. What, are they going to audit 10's of millions of us?

Posted by: crrr6 at December 12, 2013 05:08 PM (EQnci)

384 nood

Posted by: pepppep at December 12, 2013 05:09 PM (W6iIX)

385 Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2013 05:07 PM (g1DWB)

Sitting home collecting her pension and sorting through the myriad multi million dollar job offers she's gotten lately. (for some unknown reason she's popular with a certain "milieu").

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 05:09 PM (LSDdO)

386

Really? Whats she doing now?

-

She is going on to the Stalincare advisory board

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at December 12, 2013 05:10 PM (O3C36)

387 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Now with extra taunting. at December 12, 2013 05:07 PM (VtjlW)

Did you have much trouble swallowing your laughter?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 05:10 PM (LSDdO)

388
Got audited once because the IRS couldn't do simple subtraction and addition, anyway they ended up owing us exactly $1.00. Which they wouldn't pay because it was too small an amount to issue a check.


As far as the post, it is outrageous to the highest degree, commie crap, dictator actions.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 12, 2013 05:12 PM (MaP11)

389 If this was the Roman Empire, what year would it be?

Posted by: 13times at December 12, 2013 05:12 PM (fGPLK)

390 Imagine if Bush had told the IRS to audit Cindy Sheehan. The Left (and the Media, BIRM) would have gone apocalyptic.

Posted by: Null at December 12, 2013 05:13 PM (xjpRj)

391 >>Sitting home collecting her pension and sorting through the myriad multi million dollar job offers she's gotten lately. (for some unknown reason she's popular with a certain "milieu").

Blame the civil service rules that have been quietly ratcheted up for years. It is virtually impossible to fire a civil servant today. Look at the dude who had a website encouraging a race war and slaughter or whites. It took months and months to get rid of this asshole and he was advocating murder.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 12, 2013 05:13 PM (g1DWB)

392 I'm so old, I remember when Harry Reid said "...Government is inherently GOOD..." earlier this year, and it was merely laughable...

Posted by: justturnright at December 12, 2013 05:13 PM (HUP4X)

393 I am not a troll.

The amount due on the CP504 (Notice of Intent to Levy) is below the threshold for 6672 civil penalty (CIVPEN) assessments. The notice itself says the taxes aren't for 1040, but rather CIVPEN.

CIVPEN assessment are for a portion of unpaid payroll taxes (the employee's withholding, essentially). They are also called trust fund taxes. Its the way the government holds an individual responsible for the non-payment of a business' debt.

A CIVPEN is assessed by a Revenue Officer (RO) via the 4180 interview process. An RO will not waste his time to assess a CIVPEN for such a low amount.

This is really fucked up. Sloppily fucked up.


Posted by: Mr Kook at December 12, 2013 05:13 PM (ihRMJ)

394 My obligatory call: End Withholding

Posted by: Jean at December 12, 2013 05:13 PM (LBUCy)

395 Are you in Chicago?


Posted by: toby928© of the banned at December 12, 2013 05:07 PM (evdj2)


No, silly, that'd have been AK fire.

Posted by: tangonine at December 12, 2013 05:15 PM (x3YFz)

396 Former "nice guy" VPotatoe Quayle's immediate response upon hearing of the Tea Party movement (derived from those whom GWB called "vigilantes" for demanding rule of law from government authorities, border security and immigration law enforcement being ignored by the Bush Presidents) was that the Republican Party would USURP the movement.

Gee, not such a nice guy, after all.

Thereafter, long threaded debates would occur whether there were such a thing as the Tea Party, and if (GASP!) it were a movement or had an agenda worthy of recognizing. And for the longest time, the RINO mantra was how stooopid and hick and redneck the Tea Party was/is.

The negative aspersions hardly dampened voter turn-out in '10 pro-Tea Party candidates.

A lot of hijackers spent tons of PAC dollars packaging "Tea Party" as if their own merchandise.

Simple
SMALL GOVERNMENT, LOCAL authority trumping federal abusers, LOWER TAXES. Constitutional integrity. If the shoe fits, vote for it.

And DON'T expect Republicans or the Democrats to do anything other than establish more authoritarianism, diametrically opposing our DIVINE RIGHTS AS HUMANS, those pesky inalienable rights protected by our US Constitution and Bill/Rights.

Go figure how the word "empower" will be abused to twist our nature, were that possible. Just don't fall for it like the sucker abusers count you to be.

24:24
13:13

Posted by: panzernashorn at December 12, 2013 05:19 PM (MhA4j)

397 Posted by: 13times at December 12, 2013 05:12 PM (fGPLK)

When did the Senate flee to Ravenna?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That (Unexpurgated Edition) at December 12, 2013 05:19 PM (LSDdO)

398 Run "random audits" exactly like a lottery.

Non-stop archived webcast of drawings. If there's one thing TinyURL proves its that you can do this sort of thing with a SHORT identifier when you allow uppers, lowers, and numbers. 62 to the 4th = big.

The IRS is basically being allowed to profile at a whim. The regular police generally require 'probable cause' - or some sort of justification for a wide net.

If the audit has probable cause - that's something completely different.

But for RANDOM audits, make them prove it was random. This is a 'fix government!' thing that Conservatives should be on board with, Republicans -should- be ok with, should fly with Independents, and should fly fine with not-a-party-hack Democratics. And the part hack types will be out on a very small limb screaming vehemently about how they hate it.

Thus: Excellent R idea.

Posted by: Al at December 12, 2013 05:21 PM (9ynpo)

399 I am sure John dipstick "deal with it" Bohner will be all over this.


Posted by: Dandolo at December 12, 2013 05:23 PM (0XBx+)

400 Dave: "Wouldn't now be a good time to try to pass some
extremely strict laws punishing misconduct by government officials?
Can't we get moving on this now so we can get politicians on record
before the midterms?"


You know it's funny. I'm certain we have all sorts of laws at multiple layers to punish misconduct. Now we need laws to force the law to be enforced. It just reinforces proof of the evident lawlessness in this country by those tasked with governing it. The "fix"? Even more laws... which won't be fairly enforced.

In the private sector, you look askance at something and the government comes crashing down upon you should you even manage its endless manipulation of your behavior. One cannot but help but break law. One is only saved by the discretion of prosecutors.

In the public sector? Prosecution is relatively rare. One might get suspended or moved interdepartmentally, but the wrist slap - if it comes at all - is negligible. The hive protects itself and it is shielded because and only because it's the government.

We are in fact a lawless nation. Oh, the public tries to follow the law, but the administrators of it at the highest echelons do not. Not when it matters.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 12, 2013 05:25 PM (eHIJJ)

401 324
Boehner and co want to control the system Obama built...not end it.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 12, 2013 04:49 PM (P3U0f)


^^THIS.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2013 05:27 PM (zoehZ)

402 293 In fun WW3 news, India and Vietnam announced new defense ties. Specifically India will train Vietnamese sailors in submarine warfare.


Yeah, I'm sure that will work out fine.
http://tinyurl.com/oqmdaz3

Posted by: PMRich at December 12, 2013 05:31 PM (KDUNf)

403 Every person who complains about obamacare or anything Baroque does should look the camera in the eye, or end their story, with "Audit my ass, you know that is what you'll do, you commie-douchebags."

Posted by: ChristyBlinky is a genius compared to preznit at December 12, 2013 05:32 PM (baL2B)

404 396

Usurp meant in that case that Quayle thought the Republican party would end up taking over for them and that the Tea Party was pushing something the GOP should have been doing in the first place.

It was not some threat - it in that case means "this is just like what the GOP should be doing anyways".

Now, GHWB was and is a regionalist statist from the quasi-aristoi NorthEast. I don't expect anything from that asswipe but a sloppy bj for the inheritors of Stalin. I do expect better from Quayle, though.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at December 12, 2013 05:35 PM (bB1P0)

405 So I say, so it is written and those that are mine enemies so are their bank accounts attached.

Posted by: King Barky the Liar at December 12, 2013 05:37 PM (WGm5T)

406 370 Tepid Air is reporting insurers are giving a grace period to pay first insurance premium.

I've been reporting that one for a while too...lol

Posted by: akula51 at December 12, 2013 05:42 PM (P1qPX)

407 39

So, does anyone have faith in...well anything about our government anymore?


NO

Posted by: CharlieH at December 12, 2013 05:44 PM (hMoTR)

408 On Thursday on CNN, Jake Tapper unveiled PolitiFact’s 2013 “Lie of the
Year”: President Barack Obama’s promise that “if you like your
health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan.

This lie was selected by 59 percent of readers polled, and PolitiFact selected it because of its national impact.

Posted by: Frankie Goes To PolitiFact at December 12, 2013 05:47 PM (e8kgV)

409 One last thought, perhaps before I retire from visiting websites not on the administrations 'approved list' forever; I have a number of decades experience in writing data base software and can attest to how simple a task this is. If Snowden's allegations are correct, then the NSA has the metadata on what web sites I visit, and can easily -- allegedly without a court order -- force my internet provider to provide my name. A simple request to the IRS to carefully scrutinize the tax returns in my name is hardly outside of the realm of possibility to me.

Impeachment and removal from office would be the absolute minimum requirement for me if a Republican let such a scenario unfold.

Posted by: Name Withheld Upon Request at December 12, 2013 05:52 PM (HFPlm)

410 408 if you like your health-care plan, you can keep your health-care plan

Pretty sure they should be revising this award to cover every year since that piece of shit legislation was passed.

Posted by: akula51 at December 12, 2013 05:55 PM (P1qPX)

411 "Yeah, I'm believing less in coincidences myself these days."

Nope. Just simple coincidence. Not the hill to die on.

Posted by: nip at December 12, 2013 06:07 PM (jI23+)

412
What was that line from Goldfinger?

Once is a happenstance.
Twice is a coincidence.
Three times is enemy action.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie © at December 12, 2013 06:35 PM (1hM1d)

413 We the People have They the Government surrounded. It's time we started acting like it. Make They the Government fear US, make them piss in their undershorts. Enough!

Posted by: RickZ at December 12, 2013 06:58 PM (u+xTO)

414 He's making a list, he's checking it twice....and you're all on it, with Ace at the top.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at December 12, 2013 07:36 PM (7v8o1)

415 The guy with the Confederate flag - we own that.

The IRS shaking down righties - that's just a guy in Obama's neighborhood.

Posted by: East Bay Jay at December 12, 2013 07:52 PM (7v8o1)

416 I'm cool with it.

Posted by: T Jeff at December 12, 2013 08:00 PM (7l1IL)

417 I'll say this again. TIGTA (Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration) are the Treasury arm that investigates IRS wrongdoing, and threats or bribery against IRS employees.

IRS auditors are not part of TIGTA, and TIGTA does not participate in audits, or collections. TIGTA was the agency that was releasing the scathing reports about IRS earlier this year (several of which were talked about here).

If TIGTA was out visiting this guy because of his TV appearance, it is likely based on allegations that he (or his client) was audited in retaliation for badmouthing Obamacare. In other words, TIGTA was looking into whether the IRS did something wrong. Either this guy knows this, and chose to misrepresent the meeting, or he "lawyered up" during the interview thinking it was an audit, and never learned the purpose of the interview.

Posted by: elliot at December 12, 2013 11:07 PM (j+v9A)

418
Posted by: elliot at December 12, 2013 11:07 PM (j+v9A)

That may well be, you shill piece of shit, but Obama is a fucking liar who is running roughshod over the rule of law. There is no goddamned reason to believe anything that comes out of his cocksucking mouth or the mouths of any of his minions.

Truthiness.

Heh. Payback is a motherfucking bitch, ain't it?

Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 13, 2013 12:24 AM (V3kRK)

419 Hey IRS we are coming to burn your little play house down.

I have never been a fair tax advocate but despite its faults if it rids us of these cretins I am now for it.

Posted by: bobbymike at December 13, 2013 01:16 AM (hY7Vw)

420 ______________________________

FUCKING OUTRAGEOUS!



Posted by: _Dave_ at December 13, 2013 10:58 AM (07UzX)

421 Posted by: FRONT TOWARD LEFT at December 13, 2013 12:24 AM (V3kRK)

"shill piece of shit"?

I hate Obama as much as anybody, but this story doesn't make sense (based on 18 years as a federal agent, and having worked cases with TIGTA and other Treasury agencies). It is not being reported accurately, if a visit from TIGTA is being called an audit.

and fuck you for being too stupid to see that.

Posted by: elliot at December 13, 2013 11:48 AM (j+v9A)






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