Lois Lerner's Hard Drive "Crashed" Ten Days After House Ways & Means Chairman David Camp Made His First Inquiry About Targeting Conservatives

The timing is not merely suspicious, it is damning.

[T]he alleged disappearance of Ms. Lerner's hard drive—and the fact that the missing conversations are those the former IRS director had with people outside the IRS—has suddenly resurrected, with force, the explosive possibility that she was chatting with Democrats who mattered.

There's plenty of reason to believe she was. Just last week Congress discovered (via a subpoena to the Justice Department) emails showing that Ms. Lerner had conversations with Justice prosecutors about investigating conservative nonprofits. Who else in the Obama administration was Ms. Lerner talking to?

I'm omitting all of the correspondence between Lerner and Congressional Democrats -- but check the piece to refresh your memory.

Here's the chronology of this "crash:"

As to Ms. Lerner's behavior, consider that House Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp first sent a letter asking if the IRS was engaged in targeting in June, 2011. Ms. Lerner denied it. She engineered a plant in an audience at a tax conference in May 2013 to drop the bombshell news about targeting (maybe hoping nobody would notice?). She has subsequently asserted a Fifth Amendment right to silence in front of the only people actually investigating the affair, Congress. Now we learn that her hard drive supposedly defied modernity and suffered total annihilation about 10 days after the Camp letter arrived.

Is there something in those lost emails? The fact that they are "lost" at all probably answers that question.

This isn't the only issue of suspicious timing in BOLOGate. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen knew in February that Lois Lerner's hard drive had "crashed" -- but did not inform Congress until last week.

Worse yet, he has repeatedly told media outlets that he only knew of the crash in "late spring."

Furthermore, a Treasury letter from April (repeatedly referenced by Rep. Brady) states that that department agreed with the IRS that Congress should be informed as soon as possible. And yet Koskinen did not inform Congress until last week.

Koskinen's defense for what appears to be perjury or at least withholding critical information from Congress is this: I knew about the hard drive crash, but I didn't know that emails would be irretrievable (and he maintains he doesn't know if they can't be retrieved), so I didn't tell you because I didn't want you jumping to unwarranted conclusions.

"So why did the IRS inform the Executive Branch agencies, the White House, the administration, but kept it secret from the Congress, who was conducting an investigation?" Camp asked.

"We were not keeping it a secret," Koskinen said. "It was our public report to you that has in fact provided you this information, there’s been no attempt to keep it a secret. My position has been, when we provide information, we should provide it completely. If we provide you incomplete information, people sometimes are tempted to leap to the wrong conclusion, not based on any facts, so we thought it would be important to give you the full description--"

That is so perfect! That is a perfect encapsulation of the Ruling Class mentality. That's why the media refuses to report on Gosnell's house of horrors, or the ethnicity of a terror suspect: Because we don't want You, those of inferior minds and low impulse control, to draw the Wrong Conclusions, so we shelter your tiny, emotional, violent brains from information that might cause you to Think Wrong Things.

"It’s okay for the White House and Treasury to leap to a conclusion six weeks before the Congress," Camp shot back.

But of course it is! The White House and Treasury, being staffed by those correctly-educated in The Right Conclusions, and fully fluent in the habits and preferences of the Ruling Class, can be trusted with information that might lead to Dangerously Wrong Ideas if permitted to be exposed to The Lesser.

At the Fiscal Times, Ed Morrissey writes of another case of suspicious timing.

The closest insinuation between the IRS targeting scandal has been an unusual meeting between the IRS' chief counsel, William Wilkins, and Obama on April 23, 2012. The chief counsel for the IRS would have no discernible reason for a private meeting with the president; his job would be to brief the IRS commissioner --at the time Douglas Shulman --who met with Obama the very next day.

The day after that, Wilkins sent a revised set of guidelines to Lois Lerner for the tax-exempt unit to use when applying extra scrutiny. To this day, no explanation for this meeting has been made public, even though records show that Wilkins spent hours at the White House with "POTUS" as his host.

Nor was this the first time that Wilkins appears in the targeting narrative. Carter Hull, a retired high-ranking IRS official with 48 years’ experience at the agency, testified that after he approved a Tea Party-related tax-exempt application, it got routed to Wilkins rather than finalized.

The day after an unusual meeting of a mid-level manager and the President, the mid-level manager issues revised targeting guidelines to the IRS, and we're supposed to believe those guidelines were not the subject of discussion between the President and the manager?

This is outrageous. It is outrageous that Obama refuses to appoint a special prosecutor, and it is even more outrageous that only one member of the leftist media that I know of (National Journal's Ron Fournier) has troubled himself to call for one.

Posted by: Ace at 03:06 PM




Comments

(Jump to bottom of page)

1 There should be dozens of Politicians and IRS Employees being frog marched for our amusement.

Posted by: garrett at June 20, 2014 03:05 PM (bbxY3)

2 It IS outrageous but perfectly predictable.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 20, 2014 03:05 PM (lLdbc)

3 First! Fifth!!!

Posted by: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen at June 20, 2014 03:07 PM (Xl1lH)

4 The smoking gun indeed appears in the timing. Now let's hope the committee presses forward despite any and all disincentives and discouragements. Bravo!

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at June 20, 2014 03:07 PM (d2g9U)

5 You can only see it when you wear these special glasses!

Posted by: Hot Rod at June 20, 2014 03:07 PM (5npD/)

6 I was waiting for the timing.

Yeah, start with the immunity for some small timers and start with the inquisitions.

Posted by: --- at June 20, 2014 03:07 PM (MMC8r)

7 Depsite The White House attempts to physically destroy any disk which contained the bits and bytes of those emails, you just KNOW they still exist somewhere. Most email servers have automatic backups every night. They've have to go around with a sledgehammer to server farms all over the East Coast if they REALLY wanted to extirpate the evidence.

C'mon, some conservative hacker -- retrieve those emails!

Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:08 PM (mizYg)

8 3 First! Fifth!!!
Posted by: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen at June 20, 2014 03:07 PM (Xl1lH)

--

*golf clap*

Posted by: votermom at June 20, 2014 03:08 PM (GSIDW)

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

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:08 PM (PYAXX)

10 OK, so now can we start impeachment of this bastard?

Posted by: Broken record at June 20, 2014 03:09 PM (6e1nG)

11 I say jail the IT peeps in charge of emails & backups until someone starts singing.

Posted by: votermom at June 20, 2014 03:09 PM (GSIDW)

12 Meanwhile CNN doesn't even cover this story. And they wonder why their ratings are in the shitter.

Posted by: Naes1984 at June 20, 2014 03:09 PM (YhayY)

13 Anyone who doesn't know they are lying is an idiot.

Posted by: Vic at June 20, 2014 03:09 PM (T2V/1)

14 OK, so now can we start impeachment of this bastard?

Posted by: Broken record


No.

Posted by: Race riots at June 20, 2014 03:10 PM (+Jr2Z)

15 Put me in charge of their interrogation.

I will obtain the answers. But your electricity bill will, of necessity, skyrocket.

Posted by: Darth Cobalt Shiva, Sith Lord at June 20, 2014 03:10 PM (OY/SZ)

16 Well, whaddya gonna do about it, whitey?

Posted by: Henry Gibson at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (sPO/s)

17 "So why did the IRS inform the Executive Branch agencies, the White House, the administration, but kept it secret from the Congress, who was conducting an investigation?" Camp asked.


"Because, shut the fuck up."

Posted by: garrett at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (bbxY3)

18 Y'all be outraged all y'all want.

Really. Knock yourselves out.

Posted by: Barky at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (SCcgT)

19 Doesn't Holder have to appoint the special counsel?

If so, figure the odds.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (BZAd3)

20 Ok, maybe a smidgen/i]. I'll give you that much.

Posted by: Barack Obama, contrite emperor at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (F58x4)

21 Look for Presidential Pardons soon...

Because... he has a Pen...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (84gbM)

22 No one will be madder than Barry when he reads about this in the paper.

Posted by: toby928(C) at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (QupBk)

Posted by: Barack Obama, contrite emperor at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (F58x4)

24 Dollars to donuts there are emails between Lerner and Valerie Jarrett. Which directly links Obama to the scandal.

Posted by: PBJ89 at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (r1du+)

25 Remember when Monica Lewinsky tried to delete her emails to Linda Tripp and Bill Clinton? She thought they were gone -- but they were retrievable after all.

Sure, Lewinsky didn't throw her computer into an iron smelting vat, but even if she had, her ISP's servers would have had records.

Somewhere on this earth are 1's and 0's on some disk encoded the content of Lois Lerner's emails. If they can be found, Obama will be implicated almost certainly, and will be impeached.

Finding those 1101100101010s should be the GOP's top priority.

Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (mizYg)

26 Smell any Reichstag smoke yet Ace?

Posted by: maddogg at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (xWW96)

27 If and when a dirty bomb hits a major US city and it was shown that the perp was one of the Jihadi Five released by President Obama, the media would still be finding a way to excuse him while calling him strong and Presidential and a CIC Americans can unite behind whatever pablum he'd have to say. The idol can never be shown to have feet of clay. Therefore, the IRS scandal is a nothing burger.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 20, 2014 03:12 PM (lLdbc)

28 In 2 1/2 years, Lois Lehrner will be getting a pardon from an outgoing Obama.

Posted by: Taco Shack at June 20, 2014 03:12 PM (C+qQ0)

29 "So why did the IRS inform the Executive Branch agencies, the White House, the administration, but kept it secret from the Congress, who was conducting an investigation?" Camp asked.


Because you answer to those who hold power... and ignore those who do not...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:12 PM (84gbM)

30 Shep Smith is offended by Paul Ryan's accusations. Just informed the nation that there is no evidence that the IRS is being anything other than honest and pointed out that the IRS chief swore on a bible. A bible.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 03:12 PM (ZPrif)

31 In saner times, these bureaucrats would be hanging by their feet in front of a gas station like ole' Benito.

Posted by: Naes1984 at June 20, 2014 03:13 PM (YhayY)

32 I believe Andy who writes here told us this was all legit yesterday.

Posted by: ejo at June 20, 2014 03:13 PM (GXvSO)

33 Look for Presidential Pardons soon...

Because... he has a Pen...


This lazy ass will phone it in.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 20, 2014 03:13 PM (WPhwX)

34 The ONLY way they might pay some attention if millions marched on the IRS and even then you'd have to pull teeth to get them to report it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 20, 2014 03:13 PM (lLdbc)

35 If I'm not mistaken (and I probably am) I think the courts can intervene under unusual circumstances to constrain the appointment of a special prosecutor. Not gonna look it up.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 03:13 PM (BZAd3)

36 Still think you live in a Republic?

Posted by: eman at June 20, 2014 03:14 PM (147uY)

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

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:14 PM (PYAXX)

38 Yet, if the shoe was on the other foot......oh the howling

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 20, 2014 03:14 PM (HVff2)

39 As more people see Koskinen's testimony from today, there will be more support for deeper investigations. The IRS is what honest citizens think of when we consider a viscerally frightening government entity. Even though most real journalists are scared to death of this story, the tide has shifted and the MSM slowly is coming in to this story...

Posted by: Tony253 at June 20, 2014 03:14 PM (PryWG)

40 >>>I believe Andy who writes here told us this was all legit yesterday.

Your low level of reading comprehension does not reflect on him.

Posted by: ace at June 20, 2014 03:14 PM (/FnUH)

41 Shep Smith has swallowed mor cum than Jenna Jameson, which makes him an expert on nothing but jizz gargling...

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at June 20, 2014 03:14 PM (/z4Rz)

42 Barry won't pardon shit, the only time he takes care of people under him is when they can hurt him. Once he's out, fuckum.

Posted by: Chupacabras at June 20, 2014 03:14 PM (sPO/s)

43
Not after Benghazi, Hillary. Shame on you.


I'm behind a pickup truck right now with that bumper sticker on it.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-464 days left) at June 20, 2014 03:15 PM (Orb3V)

44 Posted by: Race riots at June 20, 2014 03:10 PM (+Jr2Z)

Race riots?

Sheesh. Three days in the shittiest centers of the shittiest cities.

Impact on larger society? Zero.

Posted by: --- at June 20, 2014 03:15 PM (MMC8r)

45 Just a small request, Ace. Could we put quotes around the word "crash".

There was no computer "crash". The hard-drives were outright destroyed.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:15 PM (ir91V)

46 Hey, conservatives - fuck you. I won. So fuck you.

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 20, 2014 03:16 PM (ZPrif)

47 At the very least the NSA most DEFINITELY has those emails, since most Internet traffic is routed through their facility, where everything is databanked for later analysis.

Another Snowdon-esque character could track them down and extract them.

Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:16 PM (mizYg)

48 The PC term for race riots is 'urban renewal.'

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at June 20, 2014 03:16 PM (/z4Rz)

49 I always thought that once the LIVs realized that BJ Clinton was lying not for them but to them that BJ would be toast. I was wrong. I wonder if BMM realizes, or cares, that that they are being lied to.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 20, 2014 03:16 PM (XUKZU)

50 Any bets on their attempts to hide and cover up her and others emails is because they don't want it getting out what their fake yahoo and gmail account names are that they were doing most of this under?


Raise your hand if you don't think Lerner was doing that.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 20, 2014 03:16 PM (aeXc2)

51 Red Queen Jurisprudence please.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at June 20, 2014 03:16 PM (qG3PV)

52 It's the damn cover up that gets you every time.

Posted by: Nixon at June 20, 2014 03:16 PM (fIP7E)

53 Again - be wary of members of the administration suddenly haunting Lowes and Home Depot and stocking up on jerry cans and Ohio blue-tips.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Read The Despondent * Daily Avertiser for Our Specials at the Outrage Outlet! at June 20, 2014 03:16 PM (hLRSq)

54 >>>I believe Andy who writes here told us this was all legit yesterday.

Your low level of reading comprehension does not reflect on him.


In fairness, Andy said the accidental loss of the email was possible, for certain values of possible. Kind of 'a one-in-a-million shot, doc' kind of way.

Posted by: toby928(C) at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (QupBk)

55 I say jail the IT peeps in charge of emails backups until someone starts singing.

THIS.

"Oh, so you weren't backing up your data in accordance with Federal law. Gee, that is bad. Sergeant-at-arms, please throw every member of the IRS IT department into prison."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (PYAXX)

56 There was no computer "crash". The hard-drives were outright destroyed.Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:15 PM (ir91V) No, they crashed on the pavement after getting dropped from a 5th story window.

Posted by: maddogg at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (xWW96)

57 Shep Smith is unqualified to work anywhere but a truck stop bathroom.

Posted by: --- at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (MMC8r)

58 "Because we don't want You, those of inferior minds and low impulse
control, to draw the Wrong Conclusions, so we shelter your tiny,
emotional, violent brains from information that might cause you to Think
Wrong Things."

Sadly, the are liberals who want to be treated like this by their "leaders".

Posted by: Dang at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (MNq6o)

59 Voxsplained. Nothing to see here. Throw more money at the IRS and move along, citizen.

Posted by: NotCoach at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (juuRy)

60 Where. Are. The. Hard. Copies.?

Posted by: Lauren at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (fIP7E)

61 So Lerner probably took a magnet to her hard drive.
That is probably what actually happened.
Someone ordered her or some staffer to take a magnet to the hard drives of those under investigation and destroy them.

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (ZPrif)

62
Guns Don't Kill People,
Drivers With Cellphones Do!


Now I'm behind a different pickup with that bumper sticker on it.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-464 days left) at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (Orb3V)

63 Another Snowdon-esque character could track them down and extract them.
Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:16 PM (mizYg)

After Chloe saves Jack Bauers ass she will look into it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 20, 2014 03:18 PM (HVff2)

64 30 Shep Smith is offended by Paul Ryan's accusations. Just informed the nation that there is no evidence that the IRS is being anything other than honest and pointed out that the IRS chief swore on a bible. A bible.
Posted by: Costanza Defens


Little detail he left out: It was The Satanic Bible, by Anton LaVey.

Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:18 PM (mizYg)

65 Another Snowdon-esque character could track them down and extract them.
Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:16 PM (mizYg)

After Chloe saves Jack Bauers ass she will look into it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 20, 2014 03:18 PM (HVff2)

66 @24 yes, exactly.
And Shmucky Shumer.

Posted by: NYC Parent at June 20, 2014 03:18 PM (HEo6y)

67 I can tell you this because even if you know what happened -- nothing will happen. Cause I won.

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 20, 2014 03:18 PM (ZPrif)

68 Lois Lerner is a waxed weasel in a pantsuit. What that says of the people who are in the criminal conspiracy with her, I will let others fill in the blanks.

But thanks to them every tax case in the dockets is now very much in doubt. Because the IRS can no longer say under oath "Yes your Honor this is all the evidence."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 20, 2014 03:19 PM (ssZ5N)

69 Serfs get nuthin!!

Posted by: eman at June 20, 2014 03:19 PM (147uY)

70 I couldn't get past the first paragraph of the National Journal article in the sidebar. What's going on in Iraq was only low on the list of possible foreign policy disasters if you've had your head up your ass.

Posted by: Adam at June 20, 2014 03:19 PM (G8ga7)

71 Rule of Law is for pussies.

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 20, 2014 03:19 PM (ZPrif)

72 I would write up a few dozen fake emails that say everything that we think they are saying, and release them to the media. Claim that a computer whiz was hired, and was able to retrieve some emails off a server somewhere, and more were to follow. If Lerner and the other twits exclaim that they never wrote those emails, then make them prove it.

Posted by: model_1066 at June 20, 2014 03:19 PM (4E3aU)

73
The follow-up questions to Koskinen's laughable explanation could take days just to ask:
Provide the written IRS protocols and federal regulationsregarding document retention describe in detail how IRS documents are to be backed up and stored, and providethe names of all IRS employees (2009--present)responsible to ensure such protocols are followed.
Describe in detail how the IRS protocol was followed (or not followed) vis a vis the "crashed" hard drives. Provide the names of everyone whowas informed about the "crashes"; the date and time each was informed; and describe/provide all communications with them regarding the "crashes."
Describe every step taken to retrieve the data from the "crashed" hard drives.
Identify everyone involved with "recycling" the hard drive; describe when,Describe in detail when, where, and how the hard drives were"recycled" and provide alldocumentsreferring to the destruction or recycling of the hard drives.
Just the tip of the iceberg.

Posted by: LASue at June 20, 2014 03:19 PM (pWeX5)

74 Tar.
Feathers.
Some assembly required.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:20 PM (PYAXX)

75 I am feeling some guilt because I feel I'm living the old saying - they came for the ____ and I did nothing. Also because if I did decide to do something all I can think to do has violence involved.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at June 20, 2014 03:20 PM (LBF29)

76
Posted by: Race riots at June 20, 2014 03:10 PM (+Jr2Z)

Race riots?

Sheesh. Three days in the shittiest centers of the shittiest cities.

Impact on larger society? Zero.Posted by: --- at June 20, 2014 03:15 PM (MMC8r) .........I think they would be great fun to watch on TV.

Posted by: wth at June 20, 2014 03:20 PM (wAQA5)

77 We are all just unfrozen caveman conservatives. Their world frightens us.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 20, 2014 03:20 PM (OWjjx)

78 Sheesh. Three days in the shittiest centers of the shittiest cities.

Impact on larger society? Zero.

Posted by: ---


Yeah, but months and months of free advertising and talking points!

Posted by: DNC, OFA, NAACP, etc at June 20, 2014 03:20 PM (+Jr2Z)

79 Oops. Sorry, Ace. You put quotes around crash in the title. Still think that the idea that there was a major computer malfunction should be nipped in the bud now.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:21 PM (ir91V)

80 "My position has been, when we provide information, we should provide it completely. If we provide you incomplete information, people sometimes are tempted to leap to the wrong conclusion, not based on any facts, so we thought it would be important to give you the full description--"

No fact is complete without the pravda.
You can't just report that stuff is gone. You have to wait for the Administration to develop a full description to make the facts "complete information".

I'm old enough to remember when Nixon was a disgrace, because he tried to lie. Period.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at June 20, 2014 03:21 PM (HZLYB)

81 54 >>>I believe Andy who writes here told us this was all legit yesterday.

Your low level of reading comprehension does not reflect on him.

In fairness, Andy said the accidental loss of the email was possible, for certain values of possible. Kind of 'a one-in-a-million shot, doc' kind of way.
Posted by: toby928(C) at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (QupBk)

As we say at deer camp about shooting the big monster buck, "it's possible but not probable" you can say that about the IRS computer lost emails

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 20, 2014 03:21 PM (HVff2)

82 Claim that a computer whiz was hired, and was able to retrieve some emails off a server somewhere, and more were to follow.

Sweet. Get WikiLeaks to publish them.

Posted by: toby928(C) at June 20, 2014 03:21 PM (QupBk)

83 This kind of stuff happens all the time. It wouldn't. of course, if Republicans didn't ask for this stuff. So, their fault, really.

Posted by: Ironically Named Josh Earnest at June 20, 2014 03:21 PM (rCQHn)

84 55 I say jail the IT peeps in charge of emails backups until someone starts singing.

THIS.

"Oh, so you weren't backing up your data in accordance with Federal law. Gee, that is bad. Sergeant-at-arms, please throw every member of the IRS IT department into prison."


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (PYAXX)


The Law was written with no teeth.

The only penalties for not keeping the data? During Discovery for a Trial, a Judge can sanction you, with Fines, or contempt of court..

But a fine to the IRS??? and we've seen what Contempt of Court, or Congress, means to this admin...

Otherwise? there is no penalty within those laws...

And the IT guys were most probably following Policy written by those above them... who are of course other faceless Government workers...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:21 PM (84gbM)

85
yes I'm AoS commenting and driving

DWM

driving while moron

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-464 days left) at June 20, 2014 03:21 PM (Orb3V)

86 Where. Are. The. Hard. Copies.?
Posted by: Lauren at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (fIP7E)

They're part of "Operation Midnight Oil" if you understand that I am not refering to a pop band.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Read The Despondent * Daily Avertiser for Our Specials at the Outrage Outlet! at June 20, 2014 03:21 PM (hLRSq)

87 Shep Smith is offended by Paul Ryan's accusations.
Just informed the nation that there is no evidence that the IRS is being
anything other than honest and pointed out that the IRS chief swore on a
bible. A bible.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 03:12 PM (ZPrif)


Hmmmm, based on past evidence it seemed like Shemps cycle went Code Red during the full moon.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 20, 2014 03:22 PM (p+sK6)

88 Did they lose all of the un-authorized emails sent by Lois Danger (or whatever her alias was)?

Posted by: garrett at June 20, 2014 03:22 PM (bbxY3)

89 I think we need to waterboard Lois Lerner.

Posted by: maddogg at June 20, 2014 03:22 PM (xWW96)

90 If you think about it, it's really Republicans fault.

Posted by: Barack Obama at June 20, 2014 03:22 PM (ZPrif)

91 Can we just skip the kabuki theater here?

We all know they trashed the e-mails to destroy evidence.

Fuck me.

It's not a game of Clue.

Posted by: TangoNine at June 20, 2014 03:22 PM (x3YFz)

92 72 I would write up a few dozen fake emails that say everything that we think they are saying, and release them to the media. Claim that a computer whiz was hired, and was able to retrieve some emails off a server somewhere, and more were to follow. If Lerner and the other twits exclaim that they never wrote those emails, then make them prove it.
Posted by: model_1066


I agree. By (claiming to have) destroying all the evidence, they can no longer disprove any claims against them.

Hoist by their own petabyte-tard.

Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:22 PM (mizYg)

93 A 1.21 gigawatt bolt of lightning fried all the had drives and incinerated all the hard copies and disfigured Ms. Lerner.

Posted by: eman at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (147uY)

94 Also, in Andy's thread yesterday, I noted that, yes, if the policies were what the IRS said they are, then, yes, the emails "scroll off the page" - but, 1, only because they delayed. And 2, it started right after they were requested.

So - at a minimum - criminal negligence.

Posted by: Ironically Named Josh Earnest at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (rCQHn)

95 I hope Lerner enjoys her new retirement that we pay for.

Posted by: effit at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (nwt4s)

96 I am feeling some guilt because I feel I'm living the old saying - they came for the ____ and I did nothing. Also because if I did decide to do something all I can think to do has violence involved.
Posted by: Bob Belcher at June 20, 2014 03:20 PM (LBF29)


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


It's getting to the point where that will be our only option.

We have no representation on the federal level anymore.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (ir91V)

97 Unreal. Insane. Where is my country?

I loved the mad Paul Ryan with this pompous and sneering IRS smug piece of shite. I want everyone to get as mad as me, or a fraction as mad. Now the National Archives is mad at the illegal bs. Missing? Their brains are missing as well as their integrity.

I want the GOP to start getting mad. Insane, crazy-pants mad. Show some spine. Come on. Heck, start slapping people with gloves and canes and calling for duels like the old days.

I don't care if it takes a bribe and witness protection...someone has these emails on a server. Where the hell are forensics? Snowdon? Anyone? Step up and do the right thing (if for profit under the table I do not care. Do it).

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel, po'd Benghazi reporter at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (baL2B)

98 Nothing will come of this.
The media I ignoring the IRS story no matter what new evidence comes up. The IRS is stonewalling and will continue to do so because no one has the balls to lead a decent investigation. And the Obama administration along with the DOJ will ensure that no conclusion will be reached in this case until Obama is a citizen again.
Have a nice weekend.

Posted by: Hamilton at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (HQAB1)

99 Enough of this disgusting, corrupt administration!

Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (WNmES)

100 I think we need to waterboard Lois Lerner.

Posted by: maddogg at June 20, 2014 03:22 PM (xWW96)


have bucket, will travel.

Posted by: TangoNine at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (x3YFz)

101 Someone ask Shep if, during the civil trial, if O.J. swore on a Bible and, if so, if Shep is gonna help him find the real killer.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (OWjjx)

102 But he devoted a lengthy column on the topic to address the small possibility. I am still not sure why.

Posted by: ejo at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (GXvSO)

103 Vox just put up a story "Scott Walker probably didn't break the law. And that's the problem". Serious you guys.

Posted by: Ian S. at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (B/VB5)

104 I am still amazed at the apparent lengths that these people will go to protect Obama. They are putting up their careers and reputations, and possibly risking prison to protect Obama.

It just doesn't make logical sense.

It either has to be that this is some sort of religious cult - (obviously not likely)

or

They have been given some airtight guarantee that they will not suffer any consequences for their actions.

or

We are wrong about all of this and Obama and his administration are at worst, benign with respect to any danger to this country and have only the very best of intentions for this country, it's future and the future and well being of its citizens.

If those are the only options (not saying they are) then the only plausible one is number the second one. And that's pretty bad.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 03:24 PM (BZAd3)

105
97
Yeah, lets see some fisticuffs on the House floor at least.

Posted by: wth at June 20, 2014 03:24 PM (wAQA5)

106 103 Vox just put up a story "Scott Walker probably didn't break the law. And that's the problem". Serious you guys.
Posted by: Ian S. at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (B/VB5)]

No way.

Posted by: HoboJerk, Re-branded at June 20, 2014 03:24 PM (FA3Z7)

107 And those fucking bastards at MSDNC think it is the height of hilarity that the IRS did this. They are fucking LAUGHING about this.

If a GOPe administration dd this to THEM, the wailing and gnashing of teeth would be going on 24-7 with calls for impeachment and imprisonment.



Posted by: Citizen X at June 20, 2014 03:24 PM (7ObY1)

108 Hashtag to use when tweeting about this:

#EighteenAndHalfMinutes

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 20, 2014 03:25 PM (CTCNK)

109 The government shut down by the spiteful Republican's caused this to happen.

Posted by: DWS at June 20, 2014 03:25 PM (nwt4s)

110 Never have to trust the IRS again...

Flat. Tax.

Posted by: what the GOPe should be proposing/winning elections with after this at June 20, 2014 03:25 PM (Xl1lH)

111 Timing is everything.

Posted by: steveegg at June 20, 2014 03:25 PM (o44nj)

112 I would write up a few dozen fake emails that say everything that we think they are saying, and release them to the media. Claim that a computer whiz was hired, and was able to retrieve some emails off a server somewhere, and more were to follow. If Lerner and the other twits exclaim that they never wrote those emails, then make them prove it. Posted by: model_1066


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


Actually, that's an excellent idea. Send it to Gohmert.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:25 PM (ir91V)

113 87 Shep Smith is offended by Paul Ryan's accusations.
Just informed the nation that there is no evidence that the IRS is being
anything other than honest and pointed out that the IRS chief swore on a
bible. A bible.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 03:12 PM (ZPrif)

I just saw the same thing and was reminded anew that (a) we're done. If that's the "adversarial press", we're finished. Boned. Kaput, and (2) our crap politics has only a thin veneer of respectability left to keep it from unfavorable comparisons to banana republics.

Oh, and (c) I should never ever watch television "news" as it's a sure fire depressant.

Posted by: Fred at June 20, 2014 03:26 PM (hJ6fa)

114 I think we need to waterboard Lois Lerner.

Posted by: maddogg at June 20, 2014 03:22 PM (xWW96)


have bucket, will travel.


Keg, kidneys. Some assembly required.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 20, 2014 03:26 PM (WPhwX)

115 "This isn't the only issue of suspicious timing in BOLOGate. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen knew in February that Lois Lerner's hard drive had "crashed" -- but did not inform Congress until last week."

Wasn't Elliot Abrams indicted for not telling a Congressional committee investigating Iran-Contral something that he wasn't asked but should have said anyway?

Posted by: mallfly at June 20, 2014 03:26 PM (bJm7W)

116 Vox just put up a story "Scott Walker probably didn't break the law. And that's the problem". Serious you guys.

Ezra hasn't mastered the idea of propagandizing credibly out in the open. He still thinks he's journolisting.

Posted by: --- at June 20, 2014 03:26 PM (MMC8r)

117 24 Dollars to donuts there are emails between Lerner and Valerie Jarrett. Which directly links Obama to the scandal.

Posted by: PBJ89 at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (r1du+)



Of course.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 03:26 PM (Vutl+)

118 If a GOPe administration dd this to THEM, the wailing and gnashing of teeth would be going on 24-7 with calls for impeachment and imprisonment.



Posted by: Citizen X at June 20, 2014 03:24 PM (7ObY1) A few thinking leftards are smart enough to know that someday the shoe will be on the other foot. And when it is...............hammer down.

Posted by: maddogg at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (xWW96)

119 If they all came clean and admitted to a wide-ranging conspiracy to disenfranchise politically-conservative members of the voting public, to include not only the IRS but WH, DoJ, and FBI amongst other agencies and departments, the American Public would... understand.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (3ZtZW)

120 Of course Obama won't call for a special prosecutor, he and Wilkins were probably discussing what could be done and how exactly to cover their tracks.

When this administration is over, I'd love investigators to be *all over* this administration's shit to ensure that the public knows for *generations* how disgustingly corrupt it was.

I'm with AllenG. Raze it and salt the ground where it stood.

Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (WNmES)

121 108 Hashtag to use when tweeting about this:

#EighteenAndHalfMinutes
Posted by: The Political Hat


Nice!

Or maybe #EighteenAndHalfMegabytes

Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (mizYg)

122 Vox just put up a story "Scott Walker probably didn't break the law. And that's the problem".

You know... I think I'm going to go look at theChive. That will be much more pleasant that continuing to watch my children's future move from one of freedom to one of serfdom.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (PYAXX)

123 Excellent post Ace.. What we have here is the epic failure of a lawless administration. Where to get relief if they've got the DOJ and IRS, the two most powerful law enforcement arms of the federal government going rouge? The more the GOP presses, the more the Donks and the media scream it's all politics!

I think they are actually going to run the clock out on this. The crooks are going to get away with it just like Watergate, ie, push a narrative and play unfairly with the facts and outrage and the media will enable it.

Posted by: Yip at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (/jHWN)

124 I am feeling some guilt because I feel I'm living
the old saying - they came for the ____ and I did nothing. Also because
if I did decide to do something all I can think to do has violence
involved.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at June 20, 2014 03:20 PM (LBF29)





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





It's getting to the point where that will be our only option.



We have no representation on the federal level anymore.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (ir91V)



nonono. Think deviously. assymetric warfare includes just screwing with evyer liberal you cross paths with.

Look: if you just pick up a rifle and start shooting, they win. That's playing right into their hands.

Destroy minds and motivation, not material.

you get good at it, like everything else, by doing it. Become a manipulator. Re-read Sun Tzu and Clausewitz but from a non-kinetic perspective.

You can actually crush someone's soul and they'll never know who did it and it's not illegal.

Posted by: TangoNine at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (x3YFz)

125 They are just toying with us now.

Posted by: wth at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (wAQA5)

126 This IRS scandal is far bigger and goes far deeper into the abuses of power than the Valerie Plame non outing.

And the media ran wild with that -- FOR YEARS!!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (aaMR2)

127 Keg, kidneys. Some assembly required.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 20, 2014 03:26 PM

Ahhh....the Deluxe Model....

Posted by: Mr Wizard at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (L0my5)

128 A few thinking leftards are smart enough to know that someday the shoe will be on the other foot. And when it is...............hammer down.


I'd like to believe that, but this is the GOPe we're talking about!

Posted by: Citizen X at June 20, 2014 03:28 PM (7ObY1)

129 LoneStarHeeb, maybe also 3A; They've been told they will be destroyed unto their generations if they snitch.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at June 20, 2014 03:28 PM (qG3PV)

130 Posted by: ejo at June 20, 2014 03:23 PM (GXvSO

I think he was aggravated that people on our side were claiming things that were inaccurate, which moves the argument away from the obvious intentional destruction of the emails.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at June 20, 2014 03:29 PM (LBF29)

131 Anybody see Twitchy?

Some Dem apparatchik "helping" the IRS commish with helpful hints ion how to answer questions from "the inquisition."

The Fuck.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 20, 2014 03:29 PM (7ObY1)

132 "If they can be found, Obama will be implicated almost certainly, and will be impeached.



Finding those 1101100101010s should be the GOP's top priority.

Posted by: zombie"



Hehehhhehehehehehe. Impeached. Funny Zom.


By who exactly?


Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 03:29 PM (NnjE8)

133 Keg, kidneys. Some assembly required.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 20, 2014 03:26 PM

Ahhh....the Deluxe Model....



Only the best for the Elites......

Posted by: rickb223 at June 20, 2014 03:29 PM (WPhwX)

134
Somewhere on this earth are 1's and 0's on some disk encoded the content of Lois Lerner's emails. If they can be found, Obama will be implicated almost certainly, and will be impeached.


Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:11 PM (mizYg)



And Obama is in command of every Federal employee which can access it, and the word has already gone out to spike this shit.



That stuff is not going to get found until someone is threatened with jail, and perhaps not until after someone has been put in jail.


Of course, since the prosecutors come from the Justice Department, i'm not sure how congress actually can get any convictions. (In both meanings of the word.)

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 03:29 PM (Vutl+)

135 Outrageous!

Posted by: steevy at June 20, 2014 03:29 PM (zqvg6)

136
>>>ONLY way they might pay some attention if millions marched on the IRS

Why? Plenty of local IRS agencies

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at June 20, 2014 03:29 PM (3ZtZW)

137 Posted by: maddogg at June 20, 2014 03:22 PM (xWW96)

Get someone else to do it....I'm not sure I want to be in any room where she is on her back.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 20, 2014 03:29 PM (QFxY5)

138 If it weren't for the simple fact that the IRS keep filling their trough with slop, they would probably defund them after this.

Posted by: Roy at June 20, 2014 03:29 PM (VndSC)

139 This is outrageous. It is outrageous that Obama refuses to appoint a special prosecutor

And even if he were to appoint one, it would be with the understanding that his job would be to delay, obfuscate, and exonerate.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at June 20, 2014 03:30 PM (SY2Kh)

140 I've used up so much outrage in the last 5+ years,yet I still have more on tap.

Posted by: steevy at June 20, 2014 03:30 PM (zqvg6)

141

A: Some little piggies, a concrete floor, and a ball-peen hammer.

Q: How would Toby get to the bottom of this matter?

Posted by: toby928(C) goes Carnac at June 20, 2014 03:31 PM (QupBk)

142 Posted by: TangoNine at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (x3YFz

I'm infantry not psychops.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at June 20, 2014 03:31 PM (LBF29)

143 I just saw the same thing and was reminded anew that
(a) we're done. If that's the "adversarial press", we're finished.
Boned. Kaput, and (2) our crap politics has only a thin veneer of
respectability left to keep it from unfavorable comparisons to banana
republics.



Oh, and (c) I should never ever watch television "news" as it's a sure fire depressant.

Posted by: Fred at June 20, 2014 03:26 PM (hJ6fa)


Rupert Murdoch, owner of the WSJ and Fox, wrote an op-ed yesterday where he whined about the defeat of Forrest Gump Cantor and the possibility that amnesty is going up in smoke. I cancelled my WSJ subscription earlier this year after having it since the late 70s because the editorial page was turning into shit. And Fox is the same fucking way.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 20, 2014 03:31 PM (p+sK6)

144 I think the president was being truthful when he said there was not even a smidgen of corruption at the IRS.

And he would know, because they were faithfully carrying out his desires, whether expressed or implied.

Posted by: JPS at June 20, 2014 03:31 PM (xK+1a)

145 I'm infantry not psychops.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at June 20, 2014 03:31 PM (LBF29)


Well, adapt.

Posted by: TangoNine at June 20, 2014 03:31 PM (x3YFz)

146 Stuff happens

Posted by: Adolf Hitler at June 20, 2014 03:31 PM (JT9Hf)

147 where is cox?

three things about the irs "scandal" and why you shouldnt care.

Posted by: rev dr der commisar miller at June 20, 2014 03:31 PM (iaEI7)

148 >> "I knew about the hard drive crash, but I didn't know that emails would be irretrievable"

This is such bullshit. Lerner clearly knew at the time the data on her drive was irretrievable.

Lillie Wilburn, field director for the IRS headquarters’ Customer Support Service Center.
“I checked with the technician, and he still has your drive. He wanted to exhaust all avenues to recover the data before sending it to the ‘hard drive cemetery,’” she wrote on July 20, 2011. “Unfortunately, after receiving assistance from several highly skilled technicians including HP experts, he still cannot recover the data.”

...

Ms. Lerner replied with thanks, and her philosophical take that “sometimes stuff just happens.”


http://goo.gl/GRBivn

So Lerner, knowing then that she had lost 2+ years of emails along with, most likely, other data stored on her local drive didn't pursue all avenues for retrieving it back then? And (again, if you believe their story as of yesterday) didn't know they were lost forever when she began testifying about this over a year ago?

Give me a fucking break.

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 03:32 PM (C/NnJ)

149
BOLOGate








Doesn't the AoSHQ Style Manual state that all Donk scandals use the "quiddick" suffix, so BOLOquiddick? If it doesn't, it damned well should state it.

Why keep reminding people that there are GOPers in the past that had scandals of their own?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 20, 2014 03:32 PM (OMTVG)

150 Okay, who broke the broken comments thingy?

Posted by: steveegg at June 20, 2014 03:32 PM (o44nj)

151 I've used up so much outrage in the last 5+ years,yet I still have more on tap.



It's like Peak Oil.

"It's all tapped out. Oops. Found more!"

Posted by: rickb223 at June 20, 2014 03:32 PM (WPhwX)

152 So it's clear tat at minimum, the IRS Commissioner lied in his March testimony when he said it would take a year to get the emails because they had archived them, but they were still in the process of redacting confidential info.

Scooter Libby went to jail for less than this.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 20, 2014 03:33 PM (yCMP5)

153 The only way a hard drive crash would cause the loss of her e-mail is if she was using a personal account and storing them in a personal file like an Outlook .pst file and not going through IRS servers. I don't believe that IRS has only a 6 month retention period. Congress needs to get some IT experts to help them. They also need to get the IRS IT staff under oath.

Posted by: ryukyu at June 20, 2014 03:33 PM (C6XFd)

154 A-ha! I wondered why this stupid comments thingy was rejecting my copy/paste quote.

PIXY!!!!!

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 03:33 PM (C/NnJ)

155 How about some RICO prosecutions of the IRS leadership, then?

Posted by: Stu-22 at June 20, 2014 03:33 PM (AiYlm)

156 Fearless Boner lacks the genitalia to impeach under ANY circumstances. We need Louie Gohmert holding the gavel in the House for any hope of action.

Posted by: maddogg at June 20, 2014 03:33 PM (xWW96)

157 47 At the very least the NSA most DEFINITELY has those emails, since most Internet traffic is routed through their facility, where everything is databanked for later analysis.

Another Snowdon-esque character could track them down and extract them.

Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:16 PM (mizYg)


Could congress order them to produce it? Could the SCFOAMT order them to destroy it?


Who would win their obedience in a battle between Congress and the Executive?

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 03:33 PM (Vutl+)

158 116 Vox just put up a story "Scott Walker probably didn't break the law. And that's the problem". Serious you guys.

Ezra hasn't mastered the idea of propagandizing credibly out in the open. He still thinks he's journolisting.
***

In a just world, Ezra would be handing out prizes to kids for skeeball tickets at a fucking Chucky Cheese.

Posted by: B at June 20, 2014 03:33 PM (VC56G)

159 They're really fucking me pretty hard, aren't they?

Posted by: The Tangerine at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (rOVX0)

160 151 I've used up so much outrage in the last 5+ years,yet I still have more on tap.



It's like Peak Oil.

"It's all tapped out. Oops. Found more!"
Posted by: rickb223 at June 20, 2014 03:32 PM (WPhwX)

My outrage converts cleanly to pure rage, which gets recycled into more outrage.

Posted by: model_1066 at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (4E3aU)

161 Test?

Posted by: HR in IT Hell at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (/kI1Q)

162 Google top search. Where does lois lerner live?

She might want to move. People are angry.

Posted by: joe dagostino at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (5vRRq)

163 Okay, who broke the broken comments thingy?
Posted by: steveegg


#twoweeks

Posted by: Brother Cavil, done with civility at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (rt3TY)

164 And Fox is the same fucking way.

Yes they are. Been that way for years.

Posted by: effit at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (nwt4s)

165 Seriously, at what point do we admit that the Federal Government is nothing more than a tyrannical regime- no matter who is in control- and move collectively to establish a new form of government to secure our inalienable rights?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (PYAXX)

166 SOME SCANDAL

Posted by: Charlotte's Web at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (bbxY3)

167 The alternatives to just wrecking their heads psychologically is Fight Club.

And no one talks about Fight Club.

Posted by: TangoNine at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (x3YFz)

168 "Let them eat sh*t." -Queen Lerner.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (ndlFj)

169 In a just world, Ezra Klein would be tied up in a gimp outfit in an S & M dungeon in San Francisco.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (7ObY1)

170 They're really fucking me pretty hard, aren't they?
Posted by: The Tangerine


You ain't seen nothin' yet!

Posted by: The Chicken at June 20, 2014 03:35 PM (rt3TY)

171 Dude, that happened like two years go.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 20, 2014 03:35 PM (yCMP5)

172 Google top search. Where does lois lerner live?



She might want to move. People are angry.

That's encouraging.

Posted by: effit at June 20, 2014 03:35 PM (nwt4s)

173 My outrage converts cleanly to pure rage, which gets recycled into more outrage.

So you're saying that your outrage defies the 2nd Law? 'Cause that'd be cool.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:35 PM (PYAXX)

174
THIS.

"Oh, so you weren't backing up your data in accordance with Federal law. Gee, that is bad. Sergeant-at-arms, please throw every member of the IRS IT department into prison."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM (PYAXX)


I agree that's the way to begin, but how are you going to prosecute with a prosecutor from the executive branch dedicated to throwing the case?

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 03:35 PM (Vutl+)

175 It is by my order and for the good of the state that the bearer of this has done what he has done.

Barrak Obama

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:35 PM (84gbM)

176 Oops,shit happens.Hehehe.
Lois Lerner

Posted by: steevy at June 20, 2014 03:35 PM (zqvg6)

177 Shep Smith says the "far right" is upset they didn't get a Tea Party guy as new leader.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 03:36 PM (ZPrif)

178 How about some RICO prosecutions of the IRS leadership, then?

Posted by: Stu-22


Because Feds have immunity, serf.

Now get back to your pile of shit.

Posted by: Hanky-sniffing courtesan at June 20, 2014 03:36 PM (+Jr2Z)

179 I remember when Shemp Smith made a speech a couple of years ago on a show anniversary about how he makes sure to bring the viewers only the news and no political commentary.

I couldn't decide if I wanted to puke or laugh.

Posted by: Adam at June 20, 2014 03:36 PM (G8ga7)

180 Can't Congress just subpoena the NSA for her emails? or in a more serious tack, have every other Federal agency report their end of the email record, to include the Executive Office of the President.

Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:36 PM (TETYm)

181 They're really fucking me pretty hard, aren't they?

Posted by: The Tangerine at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (rOVX0)



Better you than me.

Posted by: The Chicken at June 20, 2014 03:36 PM (0HooB)

182 @104
Somewhere in this criminal conspiracy there is a weak link that has to be found and exploited to the max. That person-- or persons, male or female-- need to be hauled before an investigative committee and have their____s put through a wringer until they squeal.

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (nv41Z)

183 Kind of 'a one-in-a-million shot, doc' kind of way.

Exactly!

Posted by: Frank Costanza at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (rOVX0)

184 Shep Smith says the "far right" is upset they didn't get a Tea Party guy as new leader.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 03:36 PM (ZPrif)


fag.

Posted by: TangoNine at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (x3YFz)

185 I'm not even being hyperbolic when I say this

This is the single greatest abuse of power directed at citizens of the United States exercising their unalianable rights of free speech and assembly which directly affected the outcome of a presidential election.

And the media does not give a fuck!

Posted by: Kreplach at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (aaMR2)

186 Special prosecutors are a waste of time, they never find what they're sent to and always fail utterly to penetrate the wall of corruption and lies.

But I do want to know why someone has not brought up the failure to abide by federal law (on several levels) here as noted above. You failed to back up your data as required? You failed to archive as required? You failed to retain evidence involved in a federal investigation? All three federal crimes.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (zfY+H)

187 In a just world, Ezra Klein would be tied up in a gimp outfit in an S & M dungeon in San Francisco.

You don't know what he does on weekends.

Posted by: --- at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (MMC8r)

188 I agree that's the way to begin, but how are you going to prosecute with
a prosecutor from the executive branch dedicated to throwing the case?


Actually, you're right.

Who's the genius who decided *that* anyway?

"Why, yes! It's a wonderful idea to have the executive branch appoint the person who will be investigating... the executive branch."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (PYAXX)

189 And Fox is the same fucking way.

Yes they are. Been that way for years.


Huh. So maybe they really are a subsidiary of the GOPe. They sure act like it lately...

Posted by: The Chicken at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (rt3TY)

190 >> But he devoted a lengthy column on the topic to address the small possibility. I am still not sure why.

To point people away from saying stupid things like Pavlich did to asking logical questions flowing from the IRS's apparent defense of being the most incompetent IT administrators on the planet.

I mean, if they're going to lead with their chins, by all means let them.

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (C/NnJ)

191 Bah, off, poultry sock...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 20, 2014 03:38 PM (rt3TY)

192 Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Posted by: The New York Times at June 20, 2014 03:38 PM (CrZJv)

193 169 In a just world, Ezra Klein would be tied up in a gimp outfit in an S & M dungeon in San Francisco.

Posted by: Citizen X at June 20, 2014 03:34 PM (7ObY1)

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

And in the real world, Ezra Klein calls that "vacation"...

Posted by: Stu-22 at June 20, 2014 03:38 PM (AiYlm)

194 Gotta be a way to get Shep fired. He's a progtard.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 03:38 PM (ZPrif)

195 Being unable to access the HQ comments from work has been very frustrating as I watch this play out.

At work, I'm saddled with some networking of minimal competency infrastructure, which I am officially supposed to use for as much work as possible. Unlike Ms. Lerner, I don't have the luxury of a 500 MB mailbox, but am allowed only 25 MB; when my Inbox nears that size, I start to get nasty messages warning me that I either need to delete or archive e-mails, should I ever wish to receive an e-mail again.

So, I have to pull my e-mails out to a local file.

Now, the NetMinCompInf folks have a little mercy on me, and give me a space on a network server where I can stash files secure in the knowledge that they are backed up.

I have a whole 700 MB of network storage that is backed up and maintained by the IT folks.

Which is a joke. I looked at my working directory the other day, and see that I have about 30GB of stuff that I need on hand for work. 700 MB is nothing.

Couple that with a draconian policy against removable storage and I have no effective way of backing up the machine on which I am officially supposed to do as much of my work as possible.

Fortunately, I have an out. As a developer, I have an alternate seat that is managed by local IT folks. That machine is backed up and I have a much larger network storage playground to securely stash things. But I can't get my e-mail there.

Consequently, I use my NetMinCompInf station for e-mail, because I have no choice, but do all my other work on my alternate machine.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 20, 2014 03:38 PM (o78gS)

196 They don't want us jumping to the RIGHT conclusion.

Abuse of power. (multiple counts)
Obstruction of justice. (multiple counts)
Perjury. (multiple counts)
Aiding and abetting our enemies. (multiple counts)
Engineering a humanitarian crisis. (New!)

Much worse than Nixon and Clinton COMBINED.

NOW can we impeach the bastard? And if not, what exactly do we stand for?

Posted by: despair at June 20, 2014 03:38 PM (c/UgA)

197 can they get Dave camp's emails?

Posted by: elrobalo at June 20, 2014 03:39 PM (wH5Tk)

198 You know that white stuff you see in a pile of chicken shit? Yep, Shep Smith.

Posted by: maddogg at June 20, 2014 03:39 PM (xWW96)

199 >>>This is the single greatest abuse of power directed at citizens of the United States exercising their unalianable rights of free speech and assembly which directly affected the outcome of a presidential election.

And the media does not give a fuck!

-----------

But Romney had women in binders.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 20, 2014 03:39 PM (CrZJv)

200 Yes,the left loves to throw out that term" far right".Those Nazis were " far right" and the guys who want to being back the Soviet Union also " far right" .The ultra devout muslims who want to bring sharia law to the world,also" far right".

Posted by: steevy at June 20, 2014 03:39 PM (zqvg6)

201 Why don't they just ask the NSA for the emails?

Posted by: Warthog at June 20, 2014 03:39 PM (WDySP)

202 Look: if you just pick up a rifle and start shooting, they win. That's playing right into their hands.

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


Right now, rifles are too obvious. But I cannot see a way of turning the direction of this country around without some blood being shed.

What happens if a repub congress starts putting restrictions on EBT cards, or lowering the monthly stipend? What happens when the EPA gets downsized and they give the go-ahead for the XL pipline?

What happens when Ocare becomes so inefficient that people start dying needlessly (cause we know the GOPe ain't gonna repeal it)?

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:39 PM (ir91V)

203 This seems just as convenient as all hell for these IRS goons, doesn't it?

So, um, when can we expect some jailings for contempt of Congress? There is a penalty for that, right? RIGHT???

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at June 20, 2014 03:39 PM (0HooB)

204 So what? You teabaggers should be audited.

It isn't like somebody outed a CIA agent who lived 'undercover' in Virginia and appointed her husband on an agenda-driven mission. That would be impeachable.

Posted by: The Left at June 20, 2014 03:40 PM (k6uQ+)

205 I am in a real cranky mood and this is not helping. Apparently I have become a human barometer (sinuses) for storms and that is all we have had on this coast this week. Someday soon I am moving West to new allergies.

Dang it, GOP, fight.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel, po'd Benghazi reporter at June 20, 2014 03:40 PM (baL2B)

206 So where is the NY Slime calling for a special prosecutor?


Honestly, there lack of ethics is embarrassing.


The camels in the tent, they better start fucking it before it fucks them.

Posted by: Nip Sip at June 20, 2014 03:40 PM (0FSuD)

207 Appropriate.

Whensoever therefore the legislative shall transgress this fundamental
rule of society; and either by ambition, fear, folly or corruption,
endeavour to grasp themselves, or put into the hands of any other, an
absolute power over the lives, liberties, and estates of the people; by
this breach of trust they forfeit the power the people had put into
their hands for quite contrary ends, and it devolves to the people, who.
have a right to resume their original liberty, and, by the
establishment of a new legislative, (such as they shall think fit)
provide for their own safety and security, which is the end for which
they are in society.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 03:40 PM (NnjE8)

208 NOW can we impeach the bastard? And if not, what exactly do we stand for?

I think we're on our last box. It's just a question of who opens it first.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 20, 2014 03:40 PM (rt3TY)

209 So they'd rather us think them incompetent than criminal?
Fine. The IRS is incapable of functioning within the law, at all levels - "lone wolves" in Cincinnati, a clueless Commissioner, incompetent IT - shut it down.Flat tax.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 20, 2014 03:40 PM (yCMP5)

210 Gotta be a way to get Shep fired. He's a progtard.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 03:38 PM (ZPrif)


I "fired" him 2 years ago when I killed my directv sub.

No cable here. Only thing I have is amazon prime and netflix.

I'm not paying these dumbass' salaries any more.

Posted by: TangoNine at June 20, 2014 03:40 PM (x3YFz)

211 If there's a story here, I hope I'm the one to break it.

Posted by: Dan Rather at June 20, 2014 03:40 PM (CrZJv)

212 I think they are actually going to run the clock out on this. The crooks are going to get away with it just like Watergate, ie, push a narrative and play unfairly with the facts and outrage and the media will enable it.



Posted by: Yip at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (/jHWN)


Yep.... running the clock out, so they can continue their jobs...

Then blanket Pardons to stop a 'partisan witchhunt' when O leaves office...

That's the play...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:40 PM (84gbM)

213 I agree that's the way to begin, but how are you
going to prosecute with a prosecutor from the executive branch dedicated
to throwing the case?

Posted by: D-Lamp


You start with having a truck from DRMO drop off all the trappings of small military brig at a CapHill loading dock, tip off a reporter or two. Let The Hill put it on page six. Then you call a hearing.

Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:41 PM (TETYm)

214 184 Shep Smith says the "far right" is upset they didn't get a Tea Party guy as new leader.
***

I'm upset that someone hasn't bitch-slapped the ever loving shit out of Shep on live TV.

Posted by: B at June 20, 2014 03:41 PM (VC56G)

215
Dear IRS
Oops me hard drive crashed. But I know you will still honor my tax return for 2014, which I forgot to mail,wherein you owe me bloody $750,000. You can mail it to mec/o general delivery Nullarbor, Australia.
Ta

Posted by: Andy the Abbo at June 20, 2014 03:41 PM (wAQA5)

216 What is outrageous is the amount of money I pay the IRS for Obama to give out as welfare payments.

Posted by: redguy at June 20, 2014 03:41 PM (d8wEw)

217 Forgot to mention that the my NetMinCompInf machine ate itself a few years ago and I lost six months of e-mail, due to precisely the issues at state in the Lerner debacle.

Machine eats its hard drive. They give me a new one, a pile of installation CDs to re___ it, and say "Good luck! Hope you have backups!", which they have made impossible.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 20, 2014 03:42 PM (o78gS)

218 194
Gotta be a way to get Shep fired. He's a progtard.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 03:38 PM (ZPrif)

I doubt it. He would scream discrimination and cry until his mascara ran down his dimples.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel, po'd Benghazi reporter at June 20, 2014 03:42 PM (baL2B)

219 It's crazy that the head of the news division, the #1 guy, at "our" channel FoxNews describes us "far right".

That's as conservative as media gets on TV and they call us "far right".

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 03:42 PM (ZPrif)

220 Yep.... running the clock out, so they can continue their jobs...



Then blanket Pardons to stop a 'partisan witchhunt' when O leaves office...



That's the play...

Posted by: Romeo13

Not sure he can pardon someone sitting in the basement of CapHill being held in Contempt of Congress

Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:42 PM (TETYm)

221 Governor Romney, what about your gaaaaaaafffes!

Posted by: The MSM, Vigilant Watchdogs of Democracy at June 20, 2014 03:42 PM (CrZJv)

222 What happens when Ocare becomes so inefficient that people start dying needlessly (cause we know the GOPe ain't gonna repeal it)?

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:39 PM (ir91V)


Same thing as what happens in Great Britain, Cuba or Canada. Nothing. Abso-fucking-lutely nothing will happen.

Posted by: Fred at June 20, 2014 03:42 PM (hJ6fa)

223 I am in a real cranky mood and this is not helping.
Apparently I have become a human barometer (sinuses) for storms and that
is all we have had on this coast this week. Someday soon I am moving
West to new allergies.

Dang it, GOP, fight.


Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel, po'd Benghazi reporter at June 20, 2014 03:40 PM (baL2B)


You're sinuses should meet my knees.

anytime the pressure changes I get to feel exactly how old I am.

I do 500 or so flutter kicks a day, but on those days? aspirin.

Posted by: TangoNine at June 20, 2014 03:43 PM (x3YFz)

224 >> Right now, rifles are too obvious.

Good point. Shotguns it is.

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 03:43 PM (C/NnJ)

225 Wonder if shep has ever referred to Obama as "far left"?

Obama was the single most left-wing guy in Congress, as measure by both left and right-wing groups. Progtards for America and Heritage agreed that Obama was far left.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 03:43 PM (ZPrif)

226 My FNC viewing has dropped precipitously over the last few years.

I was pretty much down to The Five and Red Eye.

And now, I can't even take The Five very often.

And with Gutfeld becoming an occasional guest on his own fucking show, Red Eye is falling off my list. Pretty soon I won't be watching FNC at all.

(Yes, I know Gutfeld's mom passed away. But he's been an occasional spectator on his own show for quite some time now. They might as well call it Red Eye with Tom Shillue and Andy Levy these days.)

Posted by: Citizen X at June 20, 2014 03:44 PM (7ObY1)

227 Dang it, GOP, fight.

They won't. That's why we should have started work on their replacement two years ago.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 20, 2014 03:44 PM (rt3TY)

228
>>>Look: if you just pick up a rifle and start shooting, they win. That's playing right into their hands.


UNLESS there are 3 million of you. Then: Its a start.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at June 20, 2014 03:45 PM (3ZtZW)

229 Oooopsie!

Posted by: Lois Lerner at June 20, 2014 03:45 PM (CrZJv)

230 ot:

Shouldn't that be The Other Meatball or Yet Another Meatball or fill in the comedy obscenity Meatball?

Another thread late

Posted by: DaveA at June 20, 2014 03:45 PM (DL2i+)

231
They won't. That's why we should have started work on their replacement two years ago.


We did. That's what they IRS shut down.

Posted by: --- at June 20, 2014 03:45 PM (MMC8r)

232
I think they are actually going to run the clock out on this. The crooks are going to get away with it just like Watergate, ie, push a narrative and play unfairly with the facts and outrage and the media will enable it.

Posted by: Yip at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (/jHWN)



I keep saying that the primary source of fucking power in this nation is the ability to control what information is broadcast to the public.


I keep saying that our number one most important task ought to be to either take over or destroy that system they have.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 03:45 PM (Vutl+)

233 Or maybe #EighteenAndHalfMegabytes

Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (mizYg)


Nice, though gigabytes might be more appropriate?

Posted by: The Political Hat at June 20, 2014 03:45 PM (CTCNK)

234 Oooops.


I think I may have jumped to the conclusion that somebody's lying.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 20, 2014 03:45 PM (gOoFi)

235 Not sure he can pardon someone sitting in the basement of CapHill being held in Contempt of Congress


Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:42 PM (TETYm)


Sadly... yes... he can...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:46 PM (84gbM)

236 I think I may have jumped to the conclusion that somebody's lying.

Once again, to quote BtVS:

"I didn't jump. I took a tiny step, and there conclusions were."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:47 PM (PYAXX)

237 "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action."

--Auric Goldfinger

"Seventy gazillion is 'there is a cancer on the Presidency.'"

--Circa with a nod to John Dean

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at June 20, 2014 03:47 PM (659DL)

238 Take them at their word.

That means that everybody working in IT at the IRS is so grotesquely incompetent that they should all be fired this afternoon. Congress can pass an emergency authorization to contract out all of the IT work at the IRS to private companies.

Posted by: Obnoxious A Hole at June 20, 2014 03:47 PM (TKk/U)

239 Texas Border Crisis to be Complicated by Militia
https://tinyurl.com/pcqb8r5
over/under on first shot(s) fired?

Posted by: effit at June 20, 2014 03:47 PM (nwt4s)

240 #itcrashed...bitch!

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 20, 2014 03:47 PM (LWu6U)

241 Does anyone know the names of the owners of the 6 other laptops whose hard drives 'crashed' too?

I don't think I've read that anywhere.

Posted by: Tami at June 20, 2014 03:47 PM (v0/PR)

242 126 This IRS scandal is far bigger and goes far deeper into the abuses of power than the Valerie Plame non outing.

And the media ran wild with that -- FOR YEARS!!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at June 20, 2014 03:27 PM (aaMR2)


The media is the army of our enemy.



I keep hammering this. At some point I hope everyone else figures it out.


Getting rid of this obstruction to an informed populace ought to be our primary objective.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 03:47 PM (Vutl+)

243 Special prosecutors are a waste of time, they never find what they're sent to and always fail utterly to penetrate the wall of corruption and lies. But I do want to know why someone has not brought up the failure to abide by federal law (on several levels) here as noted above. You failed to back up your data as required? You failed to archive as required? You failed to retain evidence involved in a federal investigation? All three federal crimes.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (zfY+H)


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


Someone yesterday had the idea of the house calling up IT people. And I don't mean just the heads of the department. I mean every one of them. One of those little IT people are gonna sing (and tapdance on request).

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:48 PM (ir91V)

244 I keep saying that our number one most important task ought to be to either take over or destroy that system they have.

If I had to rewrite the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment would get a lot of scrutiny in regards corporate speech. What if anything I'd do...I honestly don't know.

Adams had it right. The American people changed and the whole thing won't work right now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 20, 2014 03:48 PM (rt3TY)

245
So what? You teabaggers should be audited.


Followed quickly with,. "voter ID is a racist attempt to stop blacks from voting".

Posted by: typo dynamofo at June 20, 2014 03:48 PM (IVgIK)

246 "What is outrageous is the amount of money I pay the IRS for Obama to give out as welfare payments.

Posted by: redguy at June"


Me the fuck too.

And we all should be starting to get real tired of paying these detestables to piss all over us. Because that's what it is.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 03:48 PM (NnjE8)

247 You're sinuses should meet my knees.

anytime the pressure changes I get to feel exactly how old I am.

I do 500 or so flutter kicks a day, but on those days? aspirin.

***

I'm lived in the South all my life. I could put a block of Sudafed up on a post in my house like a salt lick and I'd be happy.

And as for knees, my last knee operation in 2011 went like this:

Doc: "You have the knee of a professional athlete."
Me: "Thanks!"
Doc: "That wasn't a compliment, son..."
Me: "Fuck....."


Posted by: B at June 20, 2014 03:49 PM (VC56G)

248 Anachronda - those guys are simply an embarrassment. If they tried to hide someones emails, they would end up on a billboard scrolling over Times Square during fleet week.

Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:49 PM (TETYm)

249 129 LoneStarHeeb, maybe also 3A; They've been told they will be destroyed unto their generations if they snitch.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at June 20, 2014 03:28 PM (qG3PV)



This is the Chicago Mafia we are talking about. I think they've made the consequences quite plain to everyone in the employment of the executive branch.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 03:49 PM (Vutl+)

250 Gee, this came out on Friday afternoon!
Surprised the didn't hold on to this one until the 4th of July weekend.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 20, 2014 03:49 PM (yCMP5)

251 Bah, off, poultry sock...
Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 20, 2014 03:38 PM (rt3TY)

You call that poor bird your "poultry sock"?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Read The Despondent * Daily Avertiser for Our Specials at the Outrage Outlet! at June 20, 2014 03:50 PM (hLRSq)

252 Oh, BTW, this 10-day timeline is in that Megan McArdle thing I asked y'all to read yesterday.

"What they said and when they said it" is absolutely damning to these assclowns.

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 03:50 PM (C/NnJ)

253 I think Koskinen is a senile, kool-aid-drinking bureaucrat who has been selected to be the next sacrificial lamb. I watched the hearings and am firmly convinced that, yes, he IS lying, but he doesn't realize he's lying because they've given him the mushroom treatment. The committee will have a hard time getting any incriminating testimony out of him because the truth is, he doesn't really know much except that he's supposed to shut this thing down at any cost.

Plausible deniability isn't just for presidents any more.

Posted by: creeper at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (LuCD6)

254 LoneStarHeeb, maybe also 3A; They've been told they will be destroyed unto their generations if they snitch.
Posted by: Mr. Dave at June 20, 2014 03:28 PM (qG3PV)

True, but theoretically (in my delusioned mind), that could be mitigated with an offer of protection from the other side. But that would definitely fit within the Alinsky model.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (BZAd3)

255 There is a lot of energy around explaining how it couldn't be any other way when you have consolidated this much power and are shielded from accountability from both the natural protections of bureaucracy and an uninterested media.

Geraghty's book, Goldbergs article this morning, Ace's post on how you can't quit the government without leaving the country. This is the fundamental message that must sink into voters heads. They can't fall for every focus group tested catchphrase that let's them maintain the status quo after each failure and scandal. Or worse, use failure as a perverse incentive to collect more of our money.

Until people understand that the incentives and accountability are not the same in a system where the customers are forced into it, we can't get anywhere positive.

Of course these guys are going to brazenly crap on defenseless citizens. Because they can.

Posted by: Dave S. at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (uj7SJ)

256 From a new Powerline post

If the IRS can't preserve its senior managers' email accounts on an information systems budget of $1.8 billion a year, the federal government is even more inefficient and incompetent than we thought.
http://tinyurl.com/pj4nb6q

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (ssZ5N)

257 I could put a block of Sudafed up on a post in my house like a salt lick and I'd be happy.

The DEA will come in and shoot all your pets.

Posted by: HR in IT Hell at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (/kI1Q)

258 246 "What is outrageous is the amount of money I pay the IRS for Obama to give out as welfare payments.

Posted by: redguy at June"


Me the fuck too.

And we all should be starting to get real tired of paying these detestables to piss all over us. Because that's what it is.


Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 03:48 PM (NnjE


ah.... come on... the system works Great...

And the fact that I paid more in income Tax last year, than General Electric Paid in Business Tax?

Feature... not bug...


The system is now used for control... to help friends and punish those they don't like... so the system is working as designed.


Flat National Sales Tax, on everything, no exceptions or kickbacks, is the only way out IMO.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (84gbM)

259 You call that poor bird your "poultry sock"?
Posted by: Mikey NTH


Let's be honest, my foot's not the WORST thing he's had there. By a long shot.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (rt3TY)

260 Peter Sellers as "Dr Strangelove" ( at the end ) is on now.


that movie is strangely prescient


"Will not be difficult, mein Fuhrer!"

Posted by: doug the head at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (8CdUx)

261 Shep Smith is the lowest form of excrement possible. He hates the people in his audience, but he is such a sniveling hypocrite he's not willing to give up the $ to be rid of them, so he throws out those "witty barbs" of his. What an embarrassment he is.

Posted by: Never at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (hRV3r)

262 And even if he were to appoint one, it would be with the understanding that his job would be to delay, obfuscate, and exonerate.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at June 20, 2014 03:30 PM (SY2Kh)



This is exactly what I think too. Obama has one principle, and that principle is that he should get what he wants.


Laws are beneath him.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (Vutl+)

263 Good point. Shotguns it is.
Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 03:43 PM (C/NnJ)


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


Heh. Nothing scarier than a double-barrel coach gun staring you in the face.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:52 PM (ir91V)

264 >> This is outrageous.

sadly, this is not outrageous at all. it is what we expect from this two bit thug and intellectual dwarf. it is just one more pile of shit on our plate.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (LWu6U)

265 Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:42 PM (TETYm)





Sadly... yes... he can...

Posted by: Romeo13

Is he going send in Seat Team Six to get them out?

Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (TETYm)

266 we're headed to a civil war in this country. A civil war with the civil service

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (nzKvP)

267 The fact that no one will pay a price for this and the Obama administration will get away with one of the most blatant and heinous examples of abuse of power corruption in human history doesn't bother me terribly; I assumed he would as soon as I heard about it. He'll never pay a price on this earth, and if God is merciful, ever.

But I CANNOT STAND it when allegedly right-leaning people try to find creative ways this might not actually be obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and blatant lying. Oh, the way the servers work-- BULLSHIT! She lost her laptop, its possible that with encryption-- BULLSHIT. Shut your idiot hole if you cannot make a logical sentence and save us all the pain.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (zfY+H)

268 Nothing scarier than a double-barrel coach gun staring you in the face.

Helen Thomas in BDSM gear.
On your bed.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (PYAXX)

269 > 250
"Gee, this came out on Friday afternoon!

Surprised they didn't hold on to this one until the 4th of July weekend."

I was sitting here this morning bracing myself for what the Friday afternoon news dump was going to contain.

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (nv41Z)

270 The trouble we're gonna have getting whistleblowers to come forward with actual damning evidence is that everyone knows that the Obama admin will go after them with a vengeance and that no one can do anything about it. That has a subzero chilling effect...

Posted by: KG at June 20, 2014 03:54 PM (p7BzH)

271 Ace~
Not quite as sexy as Paul Ryan or David Camp's exchange with Koskinen, but there's some gold in Rep Tom Reed's questioning of Koskinen.
This is the first time that I've heard about this but Lerner's crashed hard drive was sent to "top" criminal forensic detectives. Rep Reed did a great job of getting on the record how highly regarded these forensic investigators are, got Koskinen to agree with that characterization of the forensic team.
Rep Reed formally requested a detailed report, times, findings, nature of crash-man caused crash or mechanical error. Koskinen agreed to track down that report & get it to Rep Reed.
It wasn't a sexy exchange, very civil but I think there's something here.

Posted by: AmericanGyspea at June 20, 2014 03:54 PM (T97Fz)

272 268 Nothing scarier than a double-barrel coach gun staring you in the face.

Helen Thomas in BDSM gear.
On your bed.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (PYAXX)

That's when you turn the double-barrel coach gun on yourself.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 20, 2014 03:54 PM (DrWcr)

273
Of course these guys are going to brazenly crap on defenseless citizens. Because they can.

Posted by: Dave S. at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (uj7SJ)


Ah.... come on... just because the new Consumer Protection bureau gave itself the power to shut down any business in America, at whim... until it changes its mind or is overturned by a Court???

And there has been NO mention of this by the opposition party????

What was that saying... Power corrupts... and absolute power corrupts absolutely?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:54 PM (84gbM)

274 Flat National Sales Tax, on everything, no exceptions or kickbacks, is the only way out IMO.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (84gbM)

Yes and the motherfuckers that scream that it is unfair to poor people can get fucked.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at June 20, 2014 03:55 PM (R8hU8)

275 when I was a prosecutor

I would always read all the evidence first

and then create a chronology, a timeline

it always tells you everything, and its surprising how few people do it

Posted by: thunderb at June 20, 2014 03:55 PM (zOTsN)

276 *knee-caps Alleng*

That image is far far far worse than Chelsea Clinton in skin tight leather pants.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 20, 2014 03:55 PM (ssZ5N)

277 You know else would be Far Right ?

Any of our Founding Fathers . . . .

Good enough for a National Holiday, but dont be a cook and actually espouse what they believed.

Posted by: McCool at June 20, 2014 03:55 PM (nCSwS)

278 268 Nothing scarier than a double-barrel coach gun staring you in the face.

Helen Thomas in BDSM gear.
On your bed.
***

Great. Now I'm going to have bad dreams all night...

Posted by: Cthulhu at June 20, 2014 03:55 PM (VC56G)

279 Well, I have cetrainly worked my ass off today to help support the FSA. In at 6:00 am this morning. I'm at 10 hours of busting ass with another half hour to go.

Glad to see the importing biz picking up though. Being busy = job security.

I am beat! Happy hour, take me away!

Posted by: Citizen X at June 20, 2014 03:55 PM (7ObY1)

280 I meant 'kook' !

Posted by: McCool at June 20, 2014 03:55 PM (nCSwS)

281
And the media does not give a fuck!

Posted by: Kreplach at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (aaMR2)



They are the army of the enemy.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 03:56 PM (Vutl+)

282 That image is far far far worse than Chelsea Clinton in skin tight leather pants.

Sorry, I'm contrary by nature.

When someone says something is "the most" or "the worst" or (in this case specifically) "nothing scarier..." well... I just have to *try.*

Don't judge me.
I was born that way.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:56 PM (PYAXX)

283 Nixon was a piker.

Where is the f'n media? This is evening news material.
/sigh

Posted by: Tonic Dog at June 20, 2014 03:56 PM (z/ZuK)

284 It's like Peak Oil.

"It's all tapped out. Oops. Found more!"
Posted by: rickb223 at June 20, 2014 03

Frack you. :-)

Sarc

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 20, 2014 03:56 PM (HVff2)

285 Posted by: AmericanGyspea at June 20, 2014 03:54 PM (T97Fz

Not sexy? Are you kidding? I almost swooned when he mentioned the IT folks. THIS is the path to the truth. Get those geeks up there under oath and find out just what the hell happened.

Posted by: creeper at June 20, 2014 03:56 PM (LuCD6)

286 >> Does anyone know the names of the owners of the 6 other laptops whose hard drives 'crashed' too?

One of them was *drumroll* ....

"Nicole Flax, a regular visitor to the White House and former chief of staff in the IRS commissioner's office."

http://goo.gl/v460t1

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 03:57 PM (C/NnJ)

287 281
And the media does not give a fuck!

Posted by: Kreplach at June 20, 2014 03:37 PM (aaMR2)



They are the army of the enemy.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 03:56 PM (Vutl+)

The propaganda wing of the Democrat Party.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 20, 2014 03:57 PM (DrWcr)

288 That image is far far far worse than Chelsea Clinton in skin tight leather pants.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 20, 2014 03:55 PM (ssZ5N)


You DO realize that there are Morons out there who would still hit it. Right?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 20, 2014 03:57 PM (yz6yg)

289 Option 3, otherwise known as Fuck You, Woodrow Wilson.

The House Chair of the Ways and Means Committee opens an investigation into IRS abuses - offers any business transactional immunity from IRS or Tax Court actions from failure to file their 941s and quarterly payments in return for a letter of testimony as to character and nature of IRS actions and employees. De facto end of withholding, - speak truth to power, sometimes power answers back.

Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:57 PM (TETYm)

290 If I had to rewrite the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment would get a lot of scrutiny in regards corporate speech. What if anything I'd do...I honestly don't know. Adams had it right. The American people changed and the whole thing won't work right now.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 20, 2014 03:48 PM (rt3TY)


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


BUT, come the prez primaries, the socons will be condemned.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:57 PM (ir91V)

291 288 That image is far far far worse than Chelsea Clinton in skin tight leather pants.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at June 20, 2014 03:55 PM (ssZ5N)

You DO realize that there are Morons out there who would still hit it. Right?
Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 20, 2014 03:57 PM (yz6yg)

I haven't gotten laid in *mumble mumble* but I still wouldn't touch that with Ace's dick.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 20, 2014 03:58 PM (DrWcr)

292 265 Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:42 PM (TETYm)





Sadly... yes... he can...

Posted by: Romeo13

Is he going send in Seat Team Six to get them out?


Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (TETYm)


He does not need to... Harry Reid will let them out...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:58 PM (84gbM)

293 we're headed to a civil war in this country. A civil war with the civil service

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (nzKvP)
Now now, you are just teasing

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at June 20, 2014 03:58 PM (R8hU8)

294 You DO realize that there are Morons out there who would still hit it. Right?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 20, 2014 03:57 PM (yz6yg)

After spending 30 years on an island staffed only with gay men, bonobo monkeys, and Obama speeches on endless loop.


Then, maybe.

Posted by: KG at June 20, 2014 03:59 PM (p7BzH)

295 You are all wrong about Obama's pardon plan. First pardon is going to the "dreamy mugshot with tear drop tattoo" guy. You just know that guy is getting Obama fired up.

Posted by: wooga at June 20, 2014 03:59 PM (VVF0t)

296 Another thing that all of this puts into stark relief, is that there are actually a small few people in the country who are still subject to the law - and that number is shrinking everyday.

A very large segment of society is subject to some law. A smaller, but not insignificant number, including illegals and the ruling class, are subject to no law, by and large.

We are not smart people.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 03:59 PM (BZAd3)

297 Congress needs to bring that POS Wilkins in and hold his feet to the fire. Give him immunity and make damn sure he knows he will be spending years in prison unless he comes clean about what he discussed with Obama. And there is no attorney-client privilege for planning illegal schemes, so he can't hide behind that.

Posted by: Trivial Pursuer at June 20, 2014 03:59 PM (E6eh3)

298 This story is a "Trigger" for me.

Posted by: Kirk at June 20, 2014 04:00 PM (GBnWt)

299 140 I've used up so much outrage in the last 5+ years,yet I still have more on tap.
Posted by: steevy


My outrage glands are swollen to bursting. Obama helps me relieve the pressure! Swoon.

Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 04:00 PM (mizYg)

300 Not sexy? Are you kidding? I almost swooned when he mentioned the IT folks. THIS is the path to the truth. Get those geeks up there under oath and find out just what the hell happened.

Posted by: creeper at June 20, 2014 03:56 PM (LuCD6)

Exactly right, but the exchange wasn't explosive so it wouldn't make for a great YouTube clip (although I wish Rep Reed would post it). I sat up straight & rewound my Tivo just to make sure I got it straight. I swooned, too. That is the way to the truth.

Posted by: AmericanGyspea at June 20, 2014 04:01 PM (T97Fz)

301 Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:57 PM (TETYm)

He does not have the Constitutional authority to make that offer.

Congress has no pardon authority... and the only power they have over the IRS, is the laws they write (if the President signs them, and the AG enforces them)... or the power of the purse.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:01 PM (84gbM)

302 You DO realize that there are Morons out there who would still hit it.

With my old Buick.

Posted by: HR in IT Hell at June 20, 2014 04:01 PM (/kI1Q)

303 Helen Thomas in BDSM gear.On your bed.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (PYAXX)


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


Damn you, Allen. Now I'm going to have to soak in a super-hot bath just to get my balls to drop.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:01 PM (ir91V)

304 Hey, check out what's in this box! It might be emails, or it could just have a big hole in it.

Posted by: Barry's Dick In A Box at June 20, 2014 04:02 PM (bUmSq)

305 1) Its fine to say the email tapes are overwritten after 6 months. Why wasn't it used to recover Lerner's email, within a week of the crash. That leaves 5 months and three weeks to spare. Now its over written but it wasn't when it would have been used.

2) Supposedly only Lerner's emails to outside group are unavailable. Supposedly Lerner's emails within the IRS are still available, EXCEPT those to and from her six alleged co-conspiritors at the IRS.

Posted by: Dirks strewn at June 20, 2014 04:02 PM (77F0w)

306
"Nicole Flax, a regular visitor to the White House and former chief of staff in the IRS commissioner's office."

http://goo.gl/v460t1

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 03:57 PM (C/NnJ)


I thought she was one of them. The other 5?

Anyone? Bueller?

Posted by: Tami at June 20, 2014 04:02 PM (v0/PR)

307 I am just putting this here as a bit of unrelated comic relief. Flying Spaghetti monster devotee gets bit by Australian government. It's funny to me anyway. ;^)

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=240546


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 20, 2014 04:02 PM (lLdbc)

308 Yer wastin' yer time, Ace. Let's move on to the next phony scandal.

Let's move. Heh heh. SWIDT?

Posted by: Xavier at June 20, 2014 04:02 PM (yGjd+)

309
>>>we're headed to a civil war in this country. A civil war with the civil service

After some noodling have to say no.

The Admin and civil service have been poking the bear for years now. Nothing has happened.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at June 20, 2014 04:03 PM (3ZtZW)

310 BTW, say hello to your upcoming new neighbors courtesy of the Obama administration, upper left picture on Drudge just now.

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at June 20, 2014 04:03 PM (nv41Z)

311 Hard drives have just gotten better and better. Almost all computer failures I have had in recent times have been because some other component.

Posted by: navybrat at June 20, 2014 04:03 PM (JgC5a)

312 "So Lerner probably took a magnet to her hard drive.
That is probably what actually happened.
Someone ordered her or some staffer to take a magnet to the hard drives of those under investigation and destroy them."

On one of my jobs, the folders that held the Outlook data for each desktop and laptop PC were redirected to a network server, which was at least a RAID5 array and was backed up at least daily. No way that data was "accidentally" "lost". If it is gone, it was deliberately destroyed.

Posted by: despair at June 20, 2014 04:03 PM (c/UgA)

313 Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 03:39 PM (ir91V)



I suggest you get your vehicles converted to run on natural gas. If shit goes sideways it is likely the only way you will be able to get fuel.


If shit doesn't go sideways, it will still save you a lot of money on fuel costs.


I have been working to develop ideas which work both with and without a major economic collapse.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:03 PM (Vutl+)

314 Perhaps other people have said this, but IRS employees with a computer problem normally submit a help request to desktop support (a "MITS ticket"). It would be interesting to see that paperwork and interview the MITS persons who handled Ms. Lerner's help request.

Posted by: Elmer Stoup at June 20, 2014 04:04 PM (RBL6t)

315 261 Shep Smith is the lowest form of excrement possible. He hates the people in his audience, but he is such a sniveling hypocrite he's not willing to give up the $ to be rid of them, so he throws out those "witty barbs" of his. What an embarrassment he is.
Posted by: Never at June 20, 2014 03:51 PM (hRV3r)

----------

Shemp richly deserves his own "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" moment...

Posted by: Stu-22 at June 20, 2014 04:04 PM (AiYlm)

316 Posted by: AmericanGyspea at June 20, 2014 04:01 PM (T97Fz

I see your point. It was a low-key exchange. At least they asked the question.

Wonder if the IT folks will lie, too.

Posted by: creeper at June 20, 2014 04:04 PM (LuCD6)

317 Congress needs to bring that POS Wilkins in and hold his feet to the fire. Give him immunity and make damn sure he knows he will be spending years in prison unless he comes clean about what he discussed with Obama. And there is no attorney-client privilege for planning illegal schemes, so he can't hide behind that.
Posted by: Trivial Pursuer at June 20, 2014 03:59 PM (E6eh3)


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


It would be interesting to see the phone records of all of these people called before congress, past, present, and future. I'd like to see how many conversations with Holder's office there are.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:05 PM (ir91V)

318 hmmm...

that awkward (developer) moment when you realize that x = y is not the same as y = x... and your code has x and y reversed...

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 04:05 PM (PYAXX)

319 "69 Serfs get nuthin!!"

The guys get serfs!

Posted by: Paul Anka at June 20, 2014 04:05 PM (c/UgA)

320 310 BTW, say hello to your upcoming new neighbors courtesy of the Obama administration, upper left picture on Drudge just now.
Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at June 20, 2014 04:03 PM (nv41Z)

MS13 members. Murderers, rapists, kidnappers, drug dealers. Extremely dangerous, kill on sight.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 20, 2014 04:05 PM (DrWcr)

321 Don't judge me.
I was born that way.
Posted by: AllenGaga


Face it. You were just asking for that.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 20, 2014 04:06 PM (rt3TY)

322 @306, Tami...Nikole (ugh, her name's spelling) Flax worked for Steve Miller who is mentioned in this lawsuit:

http://tinyurl.com/km4gctb

I would imagine some of the clown's emails in link are missing some emails.

Miz Flax visited the WH frequently. hmmm

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel, po'd Benghazi reporter at June 20, 2014 04:06 PM (baL2B)

323
It occured to me that the WH would have been better off releasing all of the emails and then saying "oops, sorry" like they usually do. Because the Repubs would have a one day outrage and then do nothing.

The whole cover up that everybody knows is a cover up is actually better because it stays in the news and shows their criminality and corruption.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 20, 2014 04:06 PM (6ySXG)

324
Then blanket Pardons to stop a 'partisan witchhunt' when O leaves office...

That's the play...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:40 PM (84gbM)



The next administration should ignore any and all pardons and prosecute the perps anyway.


The Obama administration is nothing but a criminal enterprise.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:06 PM (Vutl+)

325 I f*cked up my hard drive in my laptop when I passed out and left it full of spilled beer overnight.

went to a desk top after that, being a moron and all

Posted by: Country Sam at June 20, 2014 04:06 PM (q+zA9)

326 What government workers fear more than anything else is that they will lose their pension.

Make that fear real to them. Fire the entire IT staff at the IRS. Of course, Obama will let out the contracts to cronies, but in the disruption that comes with the changeover from government worker to contractors running the IT shop, there are all kinds of possibilities for things coming to light that will continue to be hidden under the current system.

Posted by: Obnoxious A Hole at June 20, 2014 04:06 PM (TKk/U)

327 312 "So Lerner probably took a magnet to her hard drive.
That is probably what actually happened.
Someone ordered her or some staffer to take a magnet to the hard drives of those under investigation and destroy them."



Lerner was influenced by that great episode of Breaking Bad.

YES! MAGNETS, BITCHEZ!

Posted by: Citizen X at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (7ObY1)

328 I haven't followed the tech on this story, too busy.

The hard drive issue is certainly a head fake. Emails are stored principally on a server. You can download them to your hard drive, which can become corrupted. Hard drives fail and be tossed. But the emails are still on the server, and can be downloaded again. This is how a company protects its data.

If they used Google servers, Google presumably has the data. If they used in-house servers, ditto. The NSA may have metadata at least and content at max. Subpoena all of this.

Am I missing something? This seems straightforward.

Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (WNmES)

329 The next administration should ignore any and all pardons and prosecute the perps anyway.


The Obama administration is nothing but a criminal enterprise.



Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:06 PM (Vutl+)


And thus we would complete the destruction of the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (84gbM)

330 Again, this is simply an attack on system of government and it needs to be treated as such.

Posted by: Tommy V at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (8tZ36)

331 Miz Flax visited the WH frequently. hmmm
Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel, po'd Benghazi reporter at June 20, 2014 04:06 PM (baL2B)

31 times or so

Posted by: Country Sam at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (q+zA9)

332 Remember, we're supposed to work together with these POS.



'We know that these victims, these kids are being held by people that have no moral standards.. the question is how do we handle these types of people who don't mind dying,' Rangel said. 'They hate so much that they don't mind dying themselves.'





Wait for it.....


And then Rangel went there saying, 'That's worse than the tea party's thinking.'

Posted by: RWC at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (fWAjv)

333 You start with having a truck from DRMO drop off all the trappings of small military brig at a CapHill loading dock, tip off a reporter or two. Let The Hill put it on page six. Then you call a hearing.

Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 03:41 PM (TETYm)



Doesn't that take congress critters with balls? Love to see it, but I doubt I will.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (Vutl+)

334 I suggest you get your vehicles converted to run on natural gas. If shit goes sideways it is likely the only way you will be able to get fuel. If shit doesn't go sideways, it will still save you a lot of money on fuel costs. I have been working to develop ideas which work both with and without a major economic collapse.
Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:03 PM (Vutl+)


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


I live in OK. We've got plenty of oil, natural gas, and refineries right here in our state. We'll have enough fuel.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:08 PM (ir91V)

335 Isn't this the exact fantasy situation every little, young kid dreaming to grow up and be a superstar reporter just dreams about, hoping they will have the opportunity to one day take down 'All the President's Men'.

And what happened to being the next Woodward or Bernstein? Sidelined in the face of the greater ideological struggle....

Posted by: Uriah Heep at June 20, 2014 04:08 PM (jhI6f)

336 Worse yet, he has repeatedly told media outlets that he only knew of the crash in "late spring."

Late spring. I was taught by my parents and teachers that late spring would be...June.

This month.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at June 20, 2014 04:08 PM (DQZLr)

337 Sadly... yes... he can...
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 03:46 PM (84gbM)

Technically, if it can be shown that due to IRS and other Administration corruption and malfeasance, the last election was thrown...Obama can't pardon shit.

Posted by: model_1066 at June 20, 2014 04:08 PM (4E3aU)

338 All of this academic naval gazing will get us no where. This cake is already baked. Everyone involved in the IRS scandal will skate. I am about to take up gardening and running has hobbies because politics is killing me.

Posted by: Truck Momkey at June 20, 2014 04:09 PM (32Ze2)

339 OT but too funny to let pass: http://tinyurl.com/mhhthnl

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at June 20, 2014 04:09 PM (/z4Rz)

340 >> Its fine to say the email tapes are overwritten after 6 months. Why wasn't it used to recover Lerner's email, within a week of the crash.

I explained this yesterday in the comments.

Her story is that she had pulled all mail from 2009 - early 2011 off the Exchange Server and onto her local drive, which crashed* in June 2011. If their oldest tape was 6 months old then, it only had backups of whatever of her emails were on the Exchange Server at the time. Say, 3 months worth.

So 2009 - Q3 2010 would still be gone.

* A laptop makes a crashing sound when it hits the floor, so this probably doesn't need scare quotes.

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 04:09 PM (C/NnJ)

341
See, we're all outragey and furious and all, but Lefties would be organizing last year and going full steam ahead now. There'd be hashtags and petitions and banner graphics for your facebook. Collection of monies, licit and illicit, for funding various legal schemes. Volunteer orgs, plans for protests, street theatre, media opportunities, "grassroots" non-profit orgs solely devoted to agit-prop drawing the dew-headed college crowd in. There'd be frickin songs playing on the mainstream radio stations now, and movie deals being talked about.

So what the fuck ever.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at June 20, 2014 04:09 PM (3ZtZW)

342 Helen Thomas in BDSM gear.On your bed.
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (PYAXX)


There's not enough liquor and therapy in the world......

Posted by: Sterling Archer at June 20, 2014 04:09 PM (G8ga7)

343 Yeah, but months and months of free advertising and talking points!

Posted by: DNC, OFA, NAACP, etc at June 20, 2014 03:20 PM (+Jr2Z)


Sigh. I wish.

Posted by: DNA at June 20, 2014 04:09 PM (c/UgA)

344 Jay Carney knows at least three women named Nikole Flax.

Posted by: RWC at June 20, 2014 04:09 PM (fWAjv)

345 The IRS can read *your* email without a warrant:

http://tinyurl.com/nzfchvu

Serfs! Bitchez!

Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 04:09 PM (WNmES)

346 Question:

Where exactly is the hard drive cemetery?

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 20, 2014 04:09 PM (UypUQ)

347 {sigh} I just learned that the second-largest religion in my Iowa county, after Christianity, is Islam.

Don't know why that surprised me. The church where I was married the first time is now a mosque.

Sic transit.

Posted by: creeper at June 20, 2014 04:10 PM (LuCD6)

348 Another thing that all of this puts into stark relief, is that there are actually a small few people in the country who are still subject to the law - and that number is shrinking everyday.

A very large segment of society is subject to some law. A smaller, but not insignificant number, including illegals and the ruling class, are subject to no law, by and large.

We are not smart people.


*sigh*

I miss the old days when we were all subject to the same laws equally.

There was even a phrase for it, IIRC. Something, equal protection, something or other.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at June 20, 2014 04:11 PM (0HooB)

349 If they used Google servers, Google presumably has the data. If they used in-house servers, ditto. The NSA may have metadata at least and content at max. Subpoena all of this.

Am I missing something? This seems straightforward.
Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (WNmES)

Koskinen responded to that very thing with Lefty Gobbledygook punctuated with many hand gestures, poking & waving at the air around him. There were many words coming out of his mouth that made absolutely no sense whatsoever. The hang gestures stressed this. I thought I was watching Nancy Pelosi for a minute.

Posted by: AmericanGyspea at June 20, 2014 04:11 PM (T97Fz)

350 347 {sigh} I just learned that the second-largest religion in my Iowa county, after Christianity, is Islam.

Don't know why that surprised me. The church where I was married the first time is now a mosque.

Sic transit.
Posted by: creeper at June 20, 2014 04:10 PM (LuCD6)


So it's 99.999% Christian, the rest muzzies?

Posted by: model_1066 at June 20, 2014 04:11 PM (4E3aU)

351 This story is a "Trigger" for me.
Posted by: Kirk at June 20, 2014 04:00 PM (GBnWt)

I don't think I've read a news story in days, maybe weeks, that hasn't been a trigger story. The hill just keeps getting steeper and steeper, and we keep going faster and faster, and the bottom is down there somewhere.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 04:12 PM (BZAd3)

352 Apropos of nothing, I saw a cartoon where Jon is confronting Garfield about a broken lamp and Garfield is pointing to his stuff toy Pooky. Jon says, "It's not so much that he lies to me I mind. It's his opinion of my intelligence." That's the way I feel about Barks, Lerner et al.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 20, 2014 04:12 PM (wTgwx)

353 If they used Google servers, Google presumably has the data. If they used in-house servers, ditto. The NSA may have metadata at least and content at max. Subpoena all of this.

Am I missing something? This seems straightforward.


I commend you to yesterday's Enterprise Email 101 post.

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 04:12 PM (C/NnJ)

354 Come on, y'all. Let's be inclusive and bring Lois into the tent.

Posted by: NCwoof at June 20, 2014 04:13 PM (aUQgu)

355 Helen Thomas in BDSM gear.
On your bed.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (PYAXX)

Well, losing your lunch IS one way to lose weight. Thanks.

Posted by: Nip Sip at June 20, 2014 04:13 PM (0FSuD)

356 Here is how this works:
LL: G*d Dammit it, my PC crashed get this shit fixed! Get IT down here right now.
IT: It replaces her hard drive and lays down a new GI image and restores her software....
LL: Where the fuck are my emails.
IT: We restoring them now, sorry, they will be back in a few hours...sorry!

Now they are getting backed up again. She just didn't say, "WTH, just lost 6 gig of email, never mind guys!" Now, where the fuck are the backups of the PC since then.
I call complete and utter BS.

Posted by: Rob in Katy at June 20, 2014 04:13 PM (PiTBB)

357 311 Hard drives have just gotten better and better. Almost all computer failures I have had in recent times have been because some other component.

Posted by: navybrat at June 20, 2014 04:03 PM (JgC5a)

Hard drives still crash. Some last forever, and some don't. This is why all servers have redundant drives, hot swappable drives, and tape back up.

There has been a LOT of work on improving them, but to me it still seems like the luck of the draw as to when it will crash. Maybe you have just been lucky.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 20, 2014 04:13 PM (LWu6U)

358 Andy,

Is it not possible to get logs of here to and from email traffic and then supeona her contact's email records?

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 20, 2014 04:14 PM (UypUQ)

359
{sigh} I just learned that the second-largest religion in my Iowa county, after Christianity, is Islam.

I'd be more surprised if the most-prevelent first language was English.

Posted by: HR in IT Hell at June 20, 2014 04:14 PM (/kI1Q)

360 I either am having sinus issues or chikungunya virus from living in Floriduh. Maybe it is from the plague fleas of rats in attic a few weeks ago. Or, possibly, a new disease from illegals never seen before!

THIS IS BS, IRS! is not helping fevah or malaise. I have obomba malaise. Severe case.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel, po'd Benghazi reporter at June 20, 2014 04:14 PM (baL2B)

361 And thus we would complete the destruction of the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (84gbM

So are you down with killing 'em instead?

Posted by: creeper at June 20, 2014 04:14 PM (LuCD6)

362 340

Thanks, Andy, that clears it up.

So what's the law on backups? Were they required to back up 6 months or longer?

For how long does the IRS expect us to keep *our* tax records for audit purposes?

Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 04:14 PM (WNmES)

363 Hammering the IT department is probably the way to go. Woodward had a point, that Lerner is locked down tight and won't talk; you have to start going after people around her.

The IT guys are not being paid anywhere near enough to be infamous. They will want future employment, as IT guys. They will not raise their right hand and swear they just sucked at their jobs.

The whole cover up at this point is, "we can't comply with the law because our IT is just usually, regularly careless and third-rate". Get IT under oath and on camera, and have the bosses try to explain why they ordered IT to destroy rather than save.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at June 20, 2014 04:14 PM (HZLYB)

364 So, what are you going to do 'bout it?

Posted by: The Deep State at June 20, 2014 04:15 PM (gXRIG)

365 So if Vladimir Putin were to suggest, on international Television that the United States needed a new government, using the same words that Obama used about Iraq. . .

Or perhaps the Chinese?

Or the international holders of US Debt. . .

Does Obama have a friend among the elite international heads of state who could put their arm around the poor guy and suggest, privately that he should step down. . .

Posted by: Dennus Lester at June 20, 2014 04:15 PM (o2AcE)

366
But I CANNOT STAND it when allegedly right-leaning people try to find creative ways this might not actually be obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and blatant lying. Oh, the way the servers work-- BULLSHIT! She lost her laptop, its possible that with encryption-- BULLSHIT. Shut your idiot hole if you cannot make a logical sentence and save us all the pain.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 20, 2014 03:53 PM (zfY+H)



I do not see how it is helpful for people to make excuses for them.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:15 PM (Vutl+)

367 346
Question:

Where exactly is the hard drive cemetery?


Posted by: Serious Cat at June 20, 2014 04:09 PM (UypUQ)

Potomac River. Right under I-95 bridge.

Posted by: Nip Sip at June 20, 2014 04:16 PM (0FSuD)

368 Does congress have the authority to call to testify low level Fed employees?

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 20, 2014 04:16 PM (UypUQ)

369 "The NSA may have metadata at least and content at max. Subpoena all of this.



Am I missing something? This seems straightforward.

Posted by: Feh"


I just love all the regular folk and all talking about RAID and all this shit they just do not really understand - nothing personal there Feh.

There is NO SUCH THING AS METADATA. It's ALL DATA.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 04:16 PM (NnjE8)

370 I do not see how it is helpful for people to make excuses for them.

That's the way of things now--folks finding excuses to not do the right thing, 'cause the right thing is haaaaaaaard, and someone's feeeeeeeelings might get hurt...

Pathetic.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at June 20, 2014 04:17 PM (rt3TY)

371 Don't know why that surprised me. The church where I was married the first time is now a mosque.

Sic transit.
Posted by: creeper at June 20, 2014 04:10 PM (LuCD6)

When I visited Palermo last year, I took it for granted that there would be a Chabad House in Palermo. They are pretty much everywhere.

There wasn't. But there is an old Synagogue there that dates back to the 15th century. A large beautiful, historic building. It too, is now a mosque.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 04:17 PM (BZAd3)

372 Anyone have any pity IRS related suggestions for my daily white board sign? Today I'm taking a break and congratulating the local high school graduates.


And "f**k the IRS is probably not the best way to go. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 20, 2014 04:17 PM (lLdbc)

373 If that IRS chief dick had been a Repub and acted so brazenly in that hearing, he'd be crucified in the media. Refusing to apologize, not showing the slightest remorse.

Instead the Media will cheer him for standing up to the right-wingers.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 04:17 PM (ZPrif)

374 Question:

Where exactly is the hard drive cemetery?


Posted by: Serious Cat at June 20, 2014 04:09 PM (UypUQ)

Potomac River. Right under I-95 bridge.

Posted by: Nip Sip at June 20, 2014 04:16 PM (0FSuD)

No, its a serious question. I've seen somewhere else that these hard drives are sent to a central clearing warehouse.. or something. Somewhere in the world Lerner and friends old drives exist.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 20, 2014 04:17 PM (UypUQ)

375 270 The trouble we're gonna have getting whistleblowers to come forward with actual damning evidence is that everyone knows that the Obama admin will go after them with a vengeance and that no one can do anything about it. That has a subzero chilling effect...

Posted by: KG at June 20, 2014 03:54 PM (p7BzH)



We've never had a deliberately criminal executive before.


I will be surprised if this ends well.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:17 PM (Vutl+)

376 Sorry' meant "pithy" not "pity".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 20, 2014 04:17 PM (lLdbc)

377 Am I missing something? This seems straightforward.

Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (WNmES)


Standard settings in an Exchange server limit your mail box size in Message Store.

When you hit your limit, Mail is then archived via your Outlook, to a PST or OST file, on your local hard drive. Outlook can be set to do this automatically, via a 'rule', for mails older than a certain time period... or you can do it manually.

In a good IT environment, that PST or OST is on a network drive.... or share... and thus stored on the server for backup.

Sounds like that was not done.

Now.... in my IT company? we only limit low level employees as to storage on the server mail store... if we are archiving we always use a network share for those files... so we can recover...

The real problem, is that there is also supposed to be a 'paper' copy of all important emails... but the IRS apparently left that up to the individual user to do.... by policy.

Thus... its entirely plausible to me (35 years in IT) for a very sloppy IT dept, ruled by very bad Policies from above... to have allowed the only copy of her emails to be on a single drive....

Now... to totally destroy that drive? Almost impossible.... unless you hit it with a hammer, or a very large magnet...

We can recover files that have been overwritten a few times... rebuild format and file tables...and even if needed move the disk itself into another Case...

Problem is, that they say the disk is now gone, after they tried to recover the data... which is very sloppy if they KNEW people were going to be looking at this issue.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:17 PM (84gbM)

378 Does anyone have any rope? Anyone at all? I mean, there are 30 Home Depot withiin 30 miles of DC, right? Why isn't there a single congressman who can buy some fucking rope already? I will chip in a dollar - 50 feet is only 9 buck for crying out loud.

Let's hang some bureaucrats already. We got TONS of streetlamps.

I am certain that if Paul Ryan earnestly said to the CSPAN cameras, "Please send $8.81 to me so I can buy some rope to hang these motherfucking shitheels" I bet he'd get enough in just a few hours.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 20, 2014 04:18 PM (2mOaf)

379 >>Hammering the IT department is probably the way to go. Woodward had a point, that Lerner is locked down tight and won't talk; you have to start going after people around her.


And they likely have no connection or loyalty to the WH; just the fall guys.

Of course, they've probably already been forced to sign NDAs and move, maybe change their names like the Benghazi survivors...

Posted by: Lizzy at June 20, 2014 04:19 PM (yCMP5)

380 So are you down with killing 'em instead?
Posted by: creeper at June 20, 2014 04:14 PM (LuCD6)


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


Where is Mitch Rapp when we need him.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:19 PM (ir91V)

381 363
Hammering the IT department is probably the way to go. Woodward had a
point, that Lerner is locked down tight and won't talk; you have to
start going after people around her.



The IT guys are not being paid anywhere near enough to be infamous.
They will want future employment, as IT guys. They will not raise
their right hand and swear they just sucked at their jobs.



The whole cover up at this point is, "we can't comply with the law
because our IT is just usually, regularly careless and third-rate". Get
IT under oath and on camera, and have the bosses try to explain why
they ordered IT to destroy rather than save.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at June 20, 2014 04:14 PM (HZLYB)

I would chip in to donate for a reward to any IT guy or gal who has the information, with enough money for them to start a new life and be under full witness protection (ok, I can't promise that but think it could work!). The wheels of Justice and Congress are moving far to slowly. Subpoena everyone, every computer, I do not care who gets feathers ruffled.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel, po'd Benghazi reporter at June 20, 2014 04:19 PM (baL2B)

382 Nixon resigned because repuke congressional leadership came to meet with him at the WH and told him it was time to go. Nixon saved the country by doing so. Where are the adults on the dummycrap side? The dems have been and are doing irreparable harm to this country. I don't trust any feral gubmint institution any more. Not one.

Posted by: Truck Momkey at June 20, 2014 04:19 PM (32Ze2)

383 >> Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 20, 2014 04:12 PM (wTgwx)

google "i am not montel williams" and watch the clip from the premier of "homicide, life on the streets"

Definitely worth your time.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at June 20, 2014 04:19 PM (LWu6U)

384
Yes and the motherfuckers that scream that it is unfair to poor people can get fucked.

Posted by: Velvet Ambition at June 20, 2014 03:55 PM (R8hU



Non taxpayers can vote. It is one of the major reasons why we are in the mess we're in.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:19 PM (Vutl+)

385 (laughing) No offense taken, Simon White-Thatch Language Precisionloins.

Of course it's data. You know what's meant by metadata.

Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 04:20 PM (WNmES)

386
And then Rangel went there saying, 'That's worse than the tea party's thinking.'

-
Charlie be bringing the dumb for fiddy years.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at June 20, 2014 04:20 PM (wTgwx)

387 283 Nixon was a piker.

Where is the f'n media? This is evening news material.
/sigh

Posted by: Tonic Dog at June 20, 2014 03:56 PM (z/ZuK)



They are dutifully refusing to report against their political party.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:21 PM (Vutl+)

388 "Now... to totally destroy that drive? Almost impossible.... unless you hit it with a hammer, or a very large magnet...




[]
Posted by: Romeo13"


http://www.diskstroyer.com/Home.html

Serious.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 04:21 PM (NnjE8)

389 >Posted by: Truck Momkey at June 20, 2014 04:19 PM (32Ze2)<



What is a Momkey?

Posted by: Muad'dib at June 20, 2014 04:21 PM (sjdRT)

390 >> Is it not possible to get logs of here to and from email traffic and then supeona her contact's email records?

Possibly. But that's on the same Exchange Server that is apparently run by the most incompetent admin ever.

(If you believe their story)

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 04:22 PM (C/NnJ)

391 All civilian government employees should be stripped of their franchise and their 4th, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd amendment rights when they get hired.

It's the only way we can be sure that the government can be controlled by actual taxpayers.

That, and random mob violence. I'd prefer to leave that for last, though.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at June 20, 2014 04:22 PM (2mOaf)

392 These fucking criminals are destroying our once great nation. In six years, everything has gone to shit. The waffen IRS is openly attacking people at the direction of all the presidents men, and get a 'hearing' on it? People should be swinging from fuck trees by now.

FUCKFUCKFUCK and the concentration camps being run in CA, AZ, TX, etc.. Inviting the underclass of every fucking shitpile state in south america is the last fucking straw.

Just what the fuck can be done about this? Holy shit our nation has become an openly corrupt piece of shit in 6 fucking years because of this affirmative action case in the WH.

He has turned the US into the shithole nation he, his wife, his father, his mother assumed it was all along. It almost seems like he was dissapointed to find out our nation WAS great and good.

He made sure his communist mommy and daddy would be proud of him. Look mommy, I distroided America!

....and the 'press' was his accomplice. This would never have happened if we had a functioning press worthy of 1st amendment protections. What a disgrace. I'm embarrassed for them.

I don't want to hear word one of any member of the press apologizing once they realize they are responsible for this nation going tits up.

Anyone else feel embarrassed? Our once great nation gets humiliated daily in the news. Our standard of living will see a great downfall for this. Thank a democrat

Posted by: Jason mcjasonson at June 20, 2014 04:22 PM (NpxV5)

393 What is a Momkey?


Posted by: Muad'dib at June 20, 2014 04:21 PM (sjdRT)

****************
Damn

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 20, 2014 04:22 PM (32Ze2)

394 Shhk. You didn't hear this from me. But, L.L. had photos of the FLOTUS's domidary piggy on her hard drive.

Posted by: Tony, from New York at June 20, 2014 04:22 PM (bUmSq)

395 Obamacare IT people parroted whatever was needed by DHHS during hearings.

Posted by: NCwoof at June 20, 2014 04:22 PM (aUQgu)

396
Howie Carr just read my text message.

It was about Mitt Romney's garbage man.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-464 days left) at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (Orb3V)

397 >> The whole cover up at this point is, "we can't comply with the law because our IT is just usually, regularly careless and third-rate". Get IT under oath and on camera, and have the bosses try to explain why they ordered IT to destroy rather than save.

Bingo!

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (C/NnJ)

398 Forensics on her drive would probaboly answer if or not the drive was deliberately foobared with something like eraser.exe.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (UypUQ)

399 emails showing that Ms. Lerner had conversations with Justice prosecutors about investigating conservative nonprofits

Same M.O. as with Scott Walker.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262 at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (9Bdcz)

400 Me too. Even if a million people gave $5.00 a piece someone would hopefully come forward.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (lLdbc)

401 Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:17 PM (84gbM)


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


Where I work, EVERYTHING is archived. First to the local servers and then, once a month, dumped into the corporate archives, where they live forever.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (ir91V)

402 Rand Paul is another guy whose cashed in his entire supply of credibility chips early in the race.

http://tinyurl.com/m7opp29

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (BZAd3)

403 Messir fix de immigration problem.

Posted by: Jeh Jeh Binks at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (pTJg0)

404 Guess we know why Obama recently hired a WH counsel that is a top criminal attorney...

Posted by: Lizzy at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (yCMP5)

405 92 72 I would write up a few dozen fake emails that say everything that we think they are saying, and release them to the media. Claim that a computer whiz was hired, and was able to retrieve some emails off a server somewhere, and more were to follow. If Lerner and the other twits exclaim that they never wrote those emails, then make them prove it.
Posted by: model_1066

I agree. By (claiming to have) destroying all the evidence, they can no longer disprove any claims against them.

Hoist by their own petabyte-tard.

Posted by: zombie at June 20, 2014 03:22 PM (mizYg)


This, times a very large number !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 20, 2014 04:24 PM (y9z6k)

406 D-Lamp

If you convert your vehicle to run on natural gas without using an EPA certified kit installed by an EPA certified technician in an EPA certified shop,(which raises the cost by about $25,000) you will be subject to an EPA fine of $5000 per day for tampering with the emission controls on your engine, even though the vehicle will run much cleaner on natural gas.

Posted by: Obnoxious A Hole at June 20, 2014 04:24 PM (TKk/U)

407 remember All The Presidents Men?


all the drama that Nixon was trying to steal the election


Obama did. He suppressed these groups because he needed to suppress their voter outreach

Obama STOLE this election

I am sure of it now

this is just what we can see

imagine what we cant see

Posted by: thunderb at June 20, 2014 04:24 PM (zOTsN)

408 The propaganda wing of the Democrat Party.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 20, 2014 03:57 PM (DrWcr)



I've been saying the Democrat Party is the political arm of the Leftist Media.


Those people are inbred with each other. Literally fucking inbred with each other. Democrat party officials are married to, have children with, and live in the same houses as do the media people.


It's one big fucking family with blood and legal relations all entwined together. It is no wonder they won't tell the truth about Democrats, it's because their own family are officials in the party.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:24 PM (Vutl+)

409

Howie Carr just read another one of my texts!

This one was about Sen Menendez's underage hookers.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-464 days left) at June 20, 2014 04:26 PM (Orb3V)

410 The Chicago way.
Oppose me, I will call you a racist,
You question me, I will lie.
You demand information, I will destroy said information.
You get close to my stooge, I will shoot his ass at Ft. Marcy Park.

Posted by: Erowmero at June 20, 2014 04:26 PM (go5uR)

411 Posted by: Romeo13"


http://www.diskstroyer.com/Home.html

Serious.


Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 04:21 PM (NnjE


That hilarious...

38 Tools for $40???

my data destruction kit?

50 year old sledge hammer I inherited from my Grandpa....

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:26 PM (84gbM)

412 The whole cover up at this point is, "we can't comply with the law because our IT is just usually, regularly careless and third-rate". Get IT under oath and on camera, and have the bosses try to explain why they ordered IT to destroy rather than save. Bingo!
Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (C/NnJ)


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


Yup. Hit the little people. Ask them why they volunteered to break federal laws.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:26 PM (ir91V)

413 Ok, so after all the teeth-gnashing, what can be done?

Posted by: SFGoth at June 20, 2014 04:26 PM (gNA1U)

414 Oh yeah, this too:

"shut it down.Flat tax."

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 20, 2014 04:26 PM (y9z6k)

415 As I told Ekdahl yesterday, what we really need is for someone like Mr. FOIA of ClimateGate fame to step up and dump the entire IRS email archive for the last 5 years onto the Internet.

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 04:26 PM (C/NnJ)

416 What is a Momkey?

Posted by: Muad'dib



It's the key that allows her to walk into your bedroom when you are fapping.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 20, 2014 04:27 PM (WPhwX)

417
I hate fucking momkeys.

Posted by: Soothsayer of the Righteous And Harmonious Fists (-464 days left) at June 20, 2014 04:27 PM (Orb3V)

418 Ok, so after all the teeth-gnashing, what can be done?

Can, or will?

If you really mean "can" do you mean "all possible responses" or "constructive responses?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 04:28 PM (PYAXX)

419 Where I work, EVERYTHING is archived. First to the local servers and then, once a month, dumped into the corporate archives, where they live forever.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (ir91V)


Most of my clients are doctors... trust me... we archive... both on and OFF site...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:29 PM (84gbM)

420 imagine what we cant see
Posted by: thunderb at June 20, 2014 04:24 PM (zOTsN)


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


I've been saying this since 2010. I still think we've only seen the tip of this festering iceberg.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:29 PM (ir91V)

421
The IRS needs to put its mouth on the curb

Posted by: Hail the Apocalypse at June 20, 2014 04:29 PM (pM/vk)

422 Obama is running out the clock. He doesn't care, nor is he worried about any of this shit. The US has fallen to the biggest grifters in World history. I cannot think of a bigger scam. Anyone?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 20, 2014 04:29 PM (32Ze2)

423 Where exactly is the hard drive cemetery?

Posted by: Serious Cat


Near that farm your parents took your first dog when he couldn't walk anymore.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 20, 2014 04:29 PM (+Jr2Z)

424 who will stop him

Posted by: thunderb at June 20, 2014 04:30 PM (zOTsN)

425 Most of my clients are doctors... trust me... we archive... both on and OFF site...
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:29 PM (84gbM)


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


I'm in the medical business also.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:30 PM (ir91V)

426 White House calling missing emails and missing hard drive another GOP conspiracy? And they get away with this shit. Could drive a sane man to violence.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 20, 2014 04:31 PM (nzKvP)

427
The last time I encountered a failing hard drive I was able to boot the machine from a USB thumb drive into linux. The drive was still readable enough to extract files from it.

In fact, I have a hard drive to USB cable, so if worse comes to worse, I can remove the failing drive and hook it up to another machine to do diagnostics and run the check disk on it, and recover files that way.

What I'm reading from this, no only is the IRS IT crew incompetent, they're so very incompetent that they're not doing routine backups of very important people's computers.

I have a number of windows machines. I don't back them up, but users understand that, and that they should keep copies on USB drives, and I also encourage them to sync that up with the main file server (which IS routinely backed up). But there are some people who are Very Important, and their windows machines get backed up routinely.

Maybe I'm just paranoid. Maybe I'm just super competent. Maybe I should be the IRS' next CIO?

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at June 20, 2014 04:31 PM (1hM1d)

428 by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:23 PM (ir91V)

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:29 PM (84gbM)


Yes. It is simply not credible that this data is "lost, and gone for ever" like the 49er's daughter.

This data is *somewhere* and Congress is being lied to.

It's probably a good idea to bring in everyone from the top IT folks down to the lowliest network tech and grill them all on the record- but do it starting from the position that LL Co are lying and deliberately obstructing Congress's investigation.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 04:31 PM (PYAXX)

429 14 OK, so now can we start impeachment of this bastard?

Posted by: Broken record

No.
Posted by: Race riots at June 20, 2014 03:10 PM (+Jr2Z)

As far as I'm concerned, let *them* riot. Yes, I'm black and live in a big city in a mostly black neighborhood. But I've seen it coming for a while and have been planning accordingly. My folks live in two other red and reddish states.

Posted by: baldilocks at June 20, 2014 04:31 PM (36Rjy)

430
An idea:

We should look for similar examples of an IRS employee's emails not being able to be produced because of this lax backup policy. I SERIOUSLY doubt that Lerner figured out the ins and outs of MS Exchange and IRS IT policy on her own. She must have had a previous example to learn from.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 20, 2014 04:31 PM (UypUQ)

431 Chris Balsz said: Get IT under oath and on camera, and have the bosses try to explain why they ordered IT to destroy rather than save.

IT will just say they were following SOP; which was to keep a data tape for 6 months before rotating them back into use, there by recording over the data.

That LT back-up for reporting purposes was suppose to be done voluntarily by each IRS employee on their local HDD. Which was somehow "lost" completely because of a bad sector... BS in it's own right.

The IT angle left to pin down why they couldn't recover any data from the HDD -- what seemed to be wrong with it. Very few things outside of a several pass random wipe (think DBAN) or magnetic degaussing can remove all the data entirely from an intact HDD platter beyond any part being retrievable.


Realistically, I think they successfully burnt the 16-minutes so to speak. We need another, perhaps unexpected angle to come into play here. This will be fuel that hopefully turns enough new eyes on the topic that maybe an email leaked from the administration or campaign comes to light, etc.

Posted by: Uriah Heep at June 20, 2014 04:32 PM (jhI6f)

432
And thus we would complete the destruction of the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (84gbM)



You been sleeping? That boat sailed a long time ago.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:32 PM (Vutl+)

433 72 I would write up a few dozen fake emails that say everything that we think they are saying, and release them to the media. Claim that a computer whiz was hired, and was able to retrieve some emails off a server that climategate guy found them lying around somewhere, and more were to follow.

fixt

Posted by: Anachronda at June 20, 2014 04:33 PM (o78gS)

434 Does this apply to IRS, or are federal agencies exempt - per Iowahawk: Sarbanes-Oxley requires public companies to keep all email for 5 years. Destruction = 20 yrs in fed prison.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 20, 2014 04:33 PM (yCMP5)

435 it isn't just the IRS

they did it at the behest of the President

the President is using the full power of the federal government to crush private citizens

not other politicians

private citizens

Posted by: thunderb at June 20, 2014 04:33 PM (zOTsN)

436 RGIII is looking for audio engineers and graphic designers....


Robert Griffin III @RGIII

All professional audio engineers with resumes and graphic designers email workforthe3rd@gmail.com


Hmmmm.....

Posted by: Tami at June 20, 2014 04:33 PM (v0/PR)

437 Posted by: Lizzy at June 20, 2014 04:33 PM (yCMP5)


The Federal Government always exempts itself from its own laws.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther), Ah, F it. at June 20, 2014 04:34 PM (PYAXX)

438 Why won't you wingnuts let the Obama Administration be clear?

Posted by: Fritz at June 20, 2014 04:34 PM (3wLHY)

439 This is fascism, straight up.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 04:34 PM (ZPrif)

440 And thus we would complete the destruction of the Constitution as the supreme law of the land.

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:07 PM (84gbM)



You been sleeping? That boat sailed a long time ago.



Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:32 PM (Vutl+)


Yeah... but my Oath is still in effect...

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:35 PM (84gbM)

441 Let me be perfectly Queer.

Posted by: Precedent Osama at June 20, 2014 04:35 PM (pTJg0)

442 so shouldn't Congress ask for the Presidents computer

we know she communicated with him

we know he med with the functionaries

make him claim executive privilege

lets do this

Posted by: thunderb at June 20, 2014 04:35 PM (zOTsN)

443
Also: a disk doesn't fail all at once, with no warning. If you're paying attention, you'll know when you're having disk issues.

The best and most noticeable symptom is that suddenly your computer is ridiculously slow. Barring a large infestation of malware, this is usually caused by the drive trying to read a file, and then trying and trying and trying, and your application seems like it's hung.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at June 20, 2014 04:35 PM (1hM1d)

444 We are witnessing no less than the emplacement of a tyranny sponsored and essentially caused by the establishment press/ media utterly corrupted by its ideological bias.

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at June 20, 2014 04:35 PM (cL+9V)

445



From my experience, six entire months of emails going missing, for one very important user, is as implausible as Obama learning calculus.


The VIPs I know would lose their shit if their email was missing...unless they wanted it that way.

We should proceed from the assumption that they were deleted purposefully, not explain it away with "well, maybe they were incompetent".

the timeline does not support giving them the benefit of the doubt.

And this probably has the cocoapuffed jugeeard stupid ass all over it.

"Well, uh, just delete em, can't...uuuuh....uhhhh...you do that?"


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Bonehead liberal at June 20, 2014 04:35 PM (xggaJ)

446
I live in OK. We've got plenty of oil, natural gas, and refineries right here in our state. We'll have enough fuel.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:08 PM (ir91V)



You and I have a very different idea of how things will work out if the dollar collapses, or we have massive civil unrest.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:35 PM (Vutl+)

447 Are we really to believe that the IRS can't produce email backups from anything 6 mo. or older that doesn't come from a personal workstation? What do they do about the records of former employees?

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 20, 2014 04:35 PM (UypUQ)

448 If Lerner took a magnet to her own hard drive, the IT guy would have been following policy.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 04:36 PM (ZPrif)

449 So it's 99.999% Christian, the rest muzzies?

Posted by: model_1066 at June 20, 2014 04:11 PM (4E3aU

Probably.

No actual numbers on the website I was looking at...just counties shaded according to the second-largest religion.
I think what surprised me is that I would have expected Judaism to come in second. That would have been the case up until about fifteen years ago when we got a large influx of Muslims in the medical and food service professions.
{You got me curious about the actual numbers, so I went looking. Evidently the census bureau does keep record of religion but for some strange reason that category of demographics was absent from every last site I went to.}

Posted by: creeper at June 20, 2014 04:36 PM (LuCD6)

450 Most of my clients are doctors... trust me... we archive... both on and OFF site...
Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:29 PM (84gbM)

I worked for a hosting company a few years back and we were responsible for backing up and archiving data for medical and financial firms (among others), and I can tell you that what the IRS says happened to their data would have been absolutely impossible under our data management model. Absolutely impossible.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 04:36 PM (BZAd3)

451 RGIII is a cornball brutha who is not down for the struggle

Posted by: Truck Monkey at June 20, 2014 04:36 PM (32Ze2)

452 Sorry all the King's men tried to put me back together but sorry , no luck.

Stuff happens. Nothing more, nothing less.

Posted by: Humpty Dumpty Harddrive at June 20, 2014 04:37 PM (LBF29)

453 12 Meanwhile CNN doesn't even cover this story. And they wonder why their ratings are in the shitter.

Posted by: Naes1984 at June 20, 2014 03:09 PM (YhayY)


Because Right Wing conspiracy and raaaaacist. / CNN

Posted by: Guido 'on the juice but can't lose a pound' at June 20, 2014 04:37 PM (BaT2K)

454 Well Obama uses a Blackberry so he doesn't know sh*t about technology

Posted by: Country Sam at June 20, 2014 04:37 PM (q+zA9)

455 He does not need to... Harry Reid will let them out...





Posted by: Romeo13

Harry isnt even allowed to use the heads on the House side of the Hill

Posted by: Jean at June 20, 2014 04:37 PM (TETYm)

456 >>>RGIII is looking for audio engineers and graphic designers....

Hmmmm.....

Posted by: Tami at June 20, 2014 04:33 PM (v0/PR)<<<

Getting into music is a great idea.

Posted by: Shaquille O'Neal at June 20, 2014 04:37 PM (Xl1lH)

457 As far as I'm concerned, let *them* riot. Yes, I'm black and live in a big city in a mostly black neighborhood. But I've seen it coming for a while and have been planning accordingly. My folks live in two other red and reddish states.
Posted by: baldilocks at June 20, 2014 04:31 PM (36Rjy)


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


Got the bugout bag beside the front door, huh?

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:37 PM (ir91V)

458 452 Close enough for Government work.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 20, 2014 04:37 PM (pTJg0)

459
>>>No, its a serious question. I've seen somewhere else that these hard drives are sent to a central clearing warehouse.. or something. Somewhere in the world Lerner and friends old drives exist.

In NYS its in Albany, FWIW. Every County that has a hard drive *with confidential info once stored upon it* must go to Albany where it is both wiped and cut in pieces.

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at June 20, 2014 04:38 PM (3ZtZW)

460 That LT back-up for reporting purposes was suppose to be done voluntarily by each IRS employee on their local HDD.

That's not a back up. That's a copy.

Further, the Feds' own rules under NARA forbid that.

Powerlineblog.com

NARA:
"Agency files and record keeping systems must be available to all authorized staff members. Consequently, Federal records in electronic form should not be maintained solely on a staff member's computer hard disk, diskettes, or directories assigned only for an individual's use. This would be the electronic equivalent of maintaining agency paper records in an individual's locked desk drawer."

Again, there are no plausible excuses. None.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 20, 2014 04:38 PM (+Jr2Z)

461 Minx.cc has had at least two major server crashes in the last 6 years, one very recently and yet we can still go and find shit from 2007.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 20, 2014 04:38 PM (52TTc)

462 I doubt Lerner sent emails about this to Obama. Paper trails like that are a no-no.

Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 04:38 PM (WNmES)

463 Posted by: baldilocks at June 20, 2014 04:31 PM (36Rjy

Geez, baldi, be careful.

Posted by: creeper at June 20, 2014 04:39 PM (LuCD6)

464 The media proudly calling the IRS chief "defiant". Standing up to the evil right-wingers.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 04:39 PM (ZPrif)

465 Anyone wanna see my hard drive?

Posted by: A Weiner at June 20, 2014 04:39 PM (32Ze2)

466 444 We are witnessing no less than the emplacement of a tyranny sponsored and essentially caused by the establishment press/ media utterly corrupted by its ideological bias.


Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at June 20, 2014 04:35 PM (cL+9V)


Yes perfectly true....and I hope you have all your receipts for the tax returns you have in the vault...Mr. Horowitz.

Posted by: IRS drone at June 20, 2014 04:39 PM (BaT2K)

467
Again, there are no plausible excuses. None.



Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 20, 2014 04:38 PM (+Jr2Z)

Nope. No hard copies, I guess, which is also against IRS federal rulz. Jail. Put them all in jail.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,supermodel, po'd Benghazi reporter at June 20, 2014 04:39 PM (baL2B)

468
>>>All civilian government employees should be stripped of their franchise and their 4th, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd amendment rights when they get hired.

Throw in cops and its a deal

Posted by: Bigby's Typing Hands at June 20, 2014 04:40 PM (3ZtZW)

469
434 Does this apply to IRS, or are federal agencies exempt - per Iowahawk: Sarbanes-Oxley requires public companies to keep all email for 5 years.

I would imagine that they're exempt. Not exactly a "public" company. Of course, I've wanted the US Government to be held to the SOX standard, as well as the GAAP standard. And generally speaking, hold them to the same laws and regulations they hold us to.

Yeah, I'm looking at you, Congres...

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at June 20, 2014 04:40 PM (1hM1d)

470 Slashdot has a decent thread on this.

Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 04:40 PM (WNmES)

471 Posted by: Lizzy at June 20, 2014 04:33 PM (yCMP5)

Sarb Ox is only for publically traded companies... over a certain size, or ones that deal with the Sec Ex Commission....

and the email retention is only for emails about audits... or anything which could affect an audit.

Just went through this with a CPA client...

So no... don't think this effects the IRS..

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 04:40 PM (84gbM)

472 "and I can tell you that what the IRS says happened
to their data would have been absolutely impossible under our data
management model. Absolutely impossible.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb"


If you were found by the IRS to be destroying evidence to cover up a crime you would be in prison.

Nothing less can be accepted here. I do not want this investigated, I do not want to see truth. I want people rotting in prison and there are no doubt a lot of them and I mean 20 to 30 year terms.

Militarizing the IRS against the citizens is about near as serious a shit as you can get. I can't think of much worse, save for openly shooting us for no reason.

This is not going away.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 04:40 PM (NnjE8)

473 461 And that's using vaudeville era technology.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 20, 2014 04:40 PM (pTJg0)

474 Nood up.

Posted by: CM at June 20, 2014 04:40 PM (0NdlF)

475 Momkeys are small primates that like to fling their own poo and suck their own (and sometimes others) junk...
E.g. Jay Carney

Posted by: OG Celtic-American at June 20, 2014 04:40 PM (/z4Rz)

476 Podcast open thread up!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 20, 2014 04:40 PM (WPhwX)

477 465 Anyone wanna see my hard drive?

Posted by: A Weiner at June 20, 2014 04:39 PM (32Ze2)



Can you fit it all in a sext? If so...no.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at June 20, 2014 04:41 PM (BaT2K)

478 I am sure there is a e trail to Obama

like the EPA with their private email accounts

do you think they care

do you think they are so super smart?

they do not care and they are not smart, they are only certain no one will hold them accountable


we are only seeing the tip of the horrifying iceberg

Posted by: thunderb at June 20, 2014 04:41 PM (zOTsN)

479 Slightly O/T: wait until they try to unscramble what went on inside some of these HIX implementations.

Posted by: akula51 at June 20, 2014 04:41 PM (RWBeZ)

480 If Lerner took a magnet to her own hard drive, the IT guy would have been following policy.
Posted by: Costanza Defense at June 20, 2014 04:36 PM (ZPrif)


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


Lerner doesn't strike me as being that technically savvy. She had help. That's why I say, start calling the IT people.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:41 PM (ir91V)

481 LoneStarHeeband said: I can tell you that what the IRS says happened to their data would have been absolutely impossible under our data management model. Absolutely impossible.

Not to be a dick, but you know this, I know this, everyone in this thread knows this. Their IT was fucking asinine.

But we're playing by their asinine rules.

BUT, someone else knew the IRS's rules and how to make them work in their favor and within 10 days this Lerner chick was free of incriminating evidence.

We need to be more interested in that aspect. Who could have helped her, who could have instructed her, etc. She's taken the 5th for a reason...

Posted by: Uriah Heep at June 20, 2014 04:42 PM (jhI6f)

482 There wasn't. But there is an old Synagogue there that dates back to the 15th century. A large beautiful, historic building. It too, is now a mosque.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 04:17 PM (BZAd3)


Islam is expanding. Why? Because they still believe in something.


Can't wait to see what the Atheists will do when the Islamists come for them. You can't fight a belief with a non belief.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:43 PM (Vutl+)

483 I can't think of much worse, save for openly shooting us for no reason.


Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 04:40 PM (NnjE


Watch your back fucker, we all have guns.

Posted by: Dept. of Education at June 20, 2014 04:44 PM (BaT2K)

484


For this to go anywhere, someone needs to go to jail.

I'm not hopeful on that.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Bonehead liberal at June 20, 2014 04:44 PM (xggaJ)

485 >> Also: a disk doesn't fail all at once, with no warning. If you're paying attention, you'll know when you're having disk issues.

Sometimes.

I lost a 1TB SATA drive (that was only about a year old) in my home NAS late last year. It worked perfectly fine right up until I got the "NAS Running In Degraded Mode" email message.

Posted by: Andy at June 20, 2014 04:44 PM (C/NnJ)

486 "We need to be more interested in that aspect. Who could have helped her, who could have instructed her, etc. She's taken the 5th for a reason...

Posted by: Uriah Heep"


Of course she was directed. That person needs to be in prison as well, conspiracy.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 04:44 PM (NnjE8)

487 This is not going away.

Sure it will. The media will make it go away

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 20, 2014 04:45 PM (lLdbc)

488 I agree

no doubt someone helped Lerner and the six wipe their hard drives

they had to hire a "cleaner"

so find out what IT people were visiting Lerner/the White House on 8th, 9th and 10th day

Posted by: thunderb at June 20, 2014 04:45 PM (zOTsN)

489 481 Who could have helped her, who could have instructed her, etc.

We must find their Winston Wolfe.

Posted by: akula51 at June 20, 2014 04:45 PM (RWBeZ)

490 Lerner doesn't strike me as being that technically savvy. She had help. That's why I say, start calling the IT people.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:41 PM (ir91V)


Are you sure it's plugged in? Have you tried turning it off and on?

Posted by: IT Dept at June 20, 2014 04:45 PM (BaT2K)

491 BUT, someone else knew the IRS's rules and how to make them work in their favor and within 10 days this Lerner chick was free of incriminating evidence.

We need to be more interested in that aspect. Who could have helped her, who could have instructed her, etc. She's taken the 5th for a reason...
Posted by: Uriah Heep at June 20, 2014 04:42 PM (jhI6f)

All that I am saying is that their systems and procedures would have to be antiquated for what they are describing to have occurred.

I don't understand how that is possible, but...

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 04:45 PM (BZAd3)

492 Anybody know if the NSA captures packets on the IRS's internal network?

Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 04:46 PM (WNmES)

493 I doubt Lerner sent emails about this to Obama. Paper trails like that are a no-no.
Posted by: Feh at June 20, 2014 04:38 PM (WNmES)

Buffers, the family has a lot of buffers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 20, 2014 04:47 PM (nzKvP)

494 490 Lerner doesn't strike me as being that technically savvy. She had help. That's why I say, start calling the IT people.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 04:41 PM (ir91V)


Our telephone number crashed...go figure.

Posted by: IT Dept at June 20, 2014 04:47 PM (BaT2K)

495 435 it isn't just the IRS

they did it at the behest of the President

the President is using the full power of the federal government to crush private citizens

not other politicians

private citizens
Posted by: thunderb at June 20, 2014 04:33 PM (zOTsN)



------




That would be comforting, because it means it could be fixed within a few years. I'm afraid this is so entrenched in the culture that it kinda just happens unless someone in leadership wants it to stop.



There may be coordination, but all that would be needed is a wink and nod, an even that isn't necessary.



When there is corruption or waste in a business, a leader might just lay down a task. A normal scenario for a business, when margins are shrinking or a rough quarter is coming, is to have a leader say "you're tasked to save X million dollars". Then it quickly funnels down the hierarchy and people implicitly understand the savings is going to happen the nice way or the not so nice way, and people start challenging the ways things are done. There might have been things that bothered people before, but there was never a compelling need to change until now.

They have outside pressures.


These bureaucrats don't have that. They can lay booby traps any time someone sniffs around and questions their value. It's on the taxpayers dime anyway, and where are the gonna go? They can screw up, screw people over, go over budget, or whatever and actually say it's messed up because they were underfunded.

Posted by: Dave S. at June 20, 2014 04:47 PM (uj7SJ)

496 white house visitor logs for IT people in that time frame

did lerner have to keep visitor logs?

Posted by: thunderb at June 20, 2014 04:47 PM (zOTsN)

497 Can't wait to see what the Atheists will do when the Islamists come for them. You can't fight a belief with a non belief.

Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:43 PM (Vutl+)

Agreed. I don't think that the, "But I'm an atheist!" excuse will advantage them in anyway when it comes to who gets to keep their head.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 04:49 PM (BZAd3)

498 "All that I am saying is that their systems and
procedures would have to be antiquated for what they are describing to
have occurred.



I don't understand how that is possible, but...

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb"


Not really. Just lax and poorly designed.

That describes almost everybody, and in the public sector incompetence is 10x what you find in private sector, we all know this.

It's a designed in buffer, truly. And for those who understand technology, rules and congressional investigations such as this, easy to design a defense strategy.

This isn't surprising at all.

The problem here isn't Obama, or the IRS, or the apparatchiks, it's the FUCKING REPUBLICAN shitbird asswipes who refuse to do their fucking jobs.

It is them who could start opening cans of whoop ass. Someone needs to wake them up.

HELLO?????

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 04:50 PM (NnjE8)

499 did lerner have to keep visitor logs?

Posted by: thunderb at June 20, 2014 04:47 PM (zOTsN)



I certainly hope not.

Posted by: Chippendales Male Review at June 20, 2014 04:50 PM (BaT2K)

500 Chicago, Detroit, Philly, New Orleans, Newark and St. Louis, etc.,didn't happen at all by accident.

Posted by: Not voting to "prove your point" is a severe mental disorder at June 20, 2014 04:54 PM (sQAO5)

501 Not really. Just lax and poorly designed.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 04:50 PM (NnjE

My problem with believing this is that they are constrained by law to ensure that this data is protected, and I'm not away of a time limit on that constraint, but if there is a limit, my bet it is not less than 50 years.

I can't imagine that they would not be in compliance with this constraint especially in the IRS where data management is a key function of their existence.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 04:55 PM (BZAd3)

502 Finding those 1101100101010s should be the GOP's top priority.

Sorry, but having been up close and personal with my own special IRS agent the past several months - I believe as easily as they can find a receipt of mine from 2009 and try to trick me into saying something different about it - they can just as easily make anything to do with those emails disappear.

Their jobs - which they pride themselves on is knowing where everything is, and how to get it.

Will it be damning that there's a chain of coincidence that makes winning the lotto look like a morning shower? You bet. So what are we going to be able to do about it? They're daring us knowing we're completely impotent.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at June 20, 2014 04:56 PM (7HjKx)

503 aware vs. away

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at June 20, 2014 04:56 PM (BZAd3)

504 That is correct. The only active response we have available to use is unthinkable. This has been true for over a century, but this administration is the first to have the sufficient corruption of ethics, zealotry of ideology, and lack of honor to take advantage of it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 20, 2014 04:58 PM (zfY+H)

505 "My problem with believing this is that they are
constrained by law to ensure that this data is protected, and I'm not
away
[]
Posted by: LoneStarHeeb"


Indeed, law. So how exactly are they constrained?

Don't mean to be quippy, but they are being directed here by the chief enforcer of all law, to break the law.

For these people the law is what they say it is. Not for you, but for them, they are above the law.

Not in a philosophical sense of course, but in a practical sense.

I mean show me where I am wrong.


Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 04:58 PM (NnjE8)

506


444 We are witnessing no less than the emplacement of a tyranny sponsored and essentially caused by the establishment press/ media utterly corrupted by its ideological bias.

Posted by: Lebron Horowitz at June 20, 2014 04:35 PM (cL+9V)



It's why i've been saying for a very long time that we need to direct some artillery fire in that direction.


The media have become a threat to our very lives.


Posted by: D-Lamp at June 20, 2014 04:59 PM (Vutl+)

507
I lost a 1TB SATA drive (that was only about a year old) in my home NAS late last year. It worked perfectly fine right up until I got the "NAS Running In Degraded Mode" email message.

That sucks.

But not as much as the NAS software not reporting SMART error codes. Or not turning on SMART as the default.

That's a problem with complex systems, it is so easy to turn of or not turn on the right bits that otherwise would say "hey, there's a problem with node 0, disk 0".

I was just doing some one-off research and came across FreeNAS. Oh, my, verrrrry nice. Based on FreeBSD, includes Sun's ZFS file system. Note to self: build a FreeNAS system at work, and probably at home, too.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at June 20, 2014 04:59 PM (1hM1d)

508 Its just sad that this is such a fat, hanging curveball right down the meat of the plate and the media, entertainment community, and icons of popular culture are just shrugging at it. Man, what they could do with this if only they would even try.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at June 20, 2014 04:59 PM (zfY+H)

509 WTF?

Officials in Campbell, Wisconsin, have placed police chief Tim Kelemen on leave after he admitted using a Tea Party activist's name and email address to create accounts on pornographic, dating and insurance websites from both his home and work computers. Kelemen was apparently upset that Tea Party activists have protested and filed a federal lawsuit over the city's decision to bar political protests on a pedestrian walkway on Interstate 90.

Posted by: Tami at June 20, 2014 05:02 PM (v0/PR)

510


Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 20, 2014 04:58 PM (NnjE


Yup, when the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the Country, knowingly invites Illegal Aliens to the Whitehouse for a Celebration of their Illegality?

Committing numerous felonies, and forcing his Staff, the Secret Service, and Whitehouse Staff to be part of a criminal conspiracy?

And its NO BIG DEAL to most of the Country?

Posted by: Romeo13 at June 20, 2014 05:02 PM (84gbM)

511 What needs to be done is for the repub committee members to find the best hackers in the private sector. Hire them, and tell them to go for it.

Posted by: Soona at June 20, 2014 05:15 PM (ir91V)

512 Beckel is taking a well deserved beating on The Five today.

Posted by: Tami at June 20, 2014 05:20 PM (v0/PR)

513
Indeed, law. So how exactly are they constrained?

Don't mean to be quippy, but they are being directed here by the chief enforcer of all law, to break the law.

For these people the law is what they say it is. Not for you, but for them, they are above the law.

Not in a philosophical sense of course, but in a practical sense.

I mean show me where I am wrong.


Posted by: Simon White-Thatch


Because the IRS is in court in every state in the union on every day of court. IF the laxity described were true, those cases would have been blowing up for the past two years.

All it would have taken is for one instance of failed discovery to not only reveal the poor management, it would have given every tax lawyer a cause for dismissals.

Those rules and regs that the IRS and other agencies have to follow are to make sure their prosecution and regulation of us peons sticks in the courts.

Permanent self-interest here guarantees that what they describe is bullshit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 20, 2014 05:27 PM (+Jr2Z)

514 "I always thought that once the LIVs realized that BJ Clinton was lying not for them but to them that BJ would be toast."

But he was just getting a beejer. This is Nixonian.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at June 20, 2014 05:57 PM (Y92Nd)

515 I'd support a 2016 GOP candidate who pledged to put a special prosecutor on F&F, Bengazi, IRS, EPA secret email techniques, etc. Crucify and bankrupt all involved. But that's me.

Posted by: Dirks strewn at June 20, 2014 05:57 PM (77F0w)

516 305 *Crucify in the figurative sense.

Posted by: Dirks strewn at June 20, 2014 06:02 PM (77F0w)

517 515 I mean not 305 *Crucify in the figurative sense.

Posted by: Dirks strewn at June 20, 2014 06:03 PM (77F0w)

518 Shep Smith is unqualified to work anywhere but a truck stop bathroom.
Posted by: --- at June 20, 2014 03:17 PM


That's not work, sweetie....it's pleasure.

Posted by: Shep at June 20, 2014 06:08 PM (zB+CQ)

519 Without a doubt, it goes right to the fuckin' top.

Posted by: SamIam at June 20, 2014 07:09 PM (Hn3/F)

520 Nevermind that much of this fiasco was allowed to happen because of the overly timid GOP LOSERship's approach to investigating this scandal, as if the LOSERship also had sent some emails to the IRS about the teaparty...

Move along now... Nothing much to see here.

Posted by: Seipherd at June 20, 2014 09:27 PM (1etLu)

521 "Because the IRS is in court in every state in the
union on every day of court. IF the laxity described were true, those
cases would have been blowing up for the past two years.

[]
Permanent self-interest here guarantees that what they describe is bullshit.


Posted by: weft cut-loop"

Yes but it is not those cases we are talking about is it?

It is this case. And they are ignoring the law, as they can, because they make the rules.

So you haven't shown me where I am wrong.

Because I am not.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at June 21, 2014 05:32 AM (NnjE8)

522 "Them there fangled contraptions. Never did trust em. Not lucky on them computers. Lost my neopet too!", Lois Lerner.

Posted by: Art Zacher at June 21, 2014 09:30 PM (dzRr8)

(Jump to top of page)






Processing 0.06, elapsed 0.0652 seconds.
15 queries taking 0.0115 seconds, 531 records returned.
Page size 274 kb.
Powered by Minx 0.7 alpha.



MuNuvians
MeeNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat