White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One on Monday that the White House counsel’s office was briefed last month on the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups.
Carney said the IRS inspector general notified the White House counsel’s office during the week of April 22 that it was completing a review of the IRS office in Cincinnati that targeted conservative political groups for special examination.
If his administration was told last month and they didn’t inform him of the issue, then that shows President Obama does not have the necessary leadership skills or values needed.
If he knew of the issue and took no action, in fact seems to be covering up his knowledge and lack of action; then he isn’t fulfilling his oath of office.
Add this to the Benghazi debacle, the increased spying on citizens, the authorization to kill American citizens without due process, Solyndra and on and on; there is a clear picture shown of a man who is great at running for office but unfit to run the office. And let’s not forget the number of campaign promises broken; Hey President Obama, just when will you be closing Gitmo?
And yes, I would be saying this if it was a Republican/Conservative in office. I’m tired of the government, all branches, all levels; running out of control and our elected representatives failing to step and do the right thing.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Wednesday that it is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for stealing 559 pounds of explosives last month near Red Lodge.
The theft happened sometime in April when thieves broke into a U.S. Forest Service storage bunker about two miles south of Red Lodge, said Brad Beyersdorf, an ATF spokesman.
Items stolen included emulsion-type explosives, explosive cast boosters and detonating cord.
I find it absolutely hilarious when the anti-rights cultists (aka gun control crowd) starts yapping about how “No one with just semi-automatic weapons can stand against the government” — as if that would be the only resource available to people against a tyrannical government.
In this case, the government provided someone with hundreds of pounds of explosives. And lots not forget that explosives are a mature technology; lots of people know how to make them legally or illegally.
I pray that there will never be another time when citizens in this country have to rise up against a tyrannical government but if there is it won’t be a case of one old hunting rifle against a battalion of troops.
DWG is Dalworthington Gardens; a small town complete surrounded by Arlington. Ain’t much in the way of income opportunities other then property taxes and traffic fines.
So, it was with a little trepidation that I saw a squad car parked in front of my house — in Arlington — yesterday.
Turns out they were just stopping by to make sure everything was kosher with my son’s car. It broke own in a parking lot in DWG. Office W. came by to make sure the car wasn’t stolen, hadn’t been abandoned or we hadn’t realized it was missing.
Nice to see that some cops still remember the “protect and serve” parts of their jobs.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those who died or have been injured.
Yesterday I posted on a defensive gun use in Fort Worth/Everman Texas which is unfortunately a rarity where the crime was stopped. Yes, Crime is falling for the most part year over year but that doesn’t mean crime has stopped.
The world is probably safer then it has ever been; doesn’t mean it is a safe world. People can get hurt, either by accident or by evil intention. I think those pushing gun control laws either forget this simple fact or try to wish it away.
Thankfully we have some representatives willing to stand up and resist the push to strip away our liberty from those trying to bubblewrap the world. Do I wish the world was a trouble free paradise; ABSOLUTELY. But it isn’t. And until evil is confronted and overcame completely, it will never be. And here is a simple fact folks; we will not be the ones to confront and overcome evil.
Until that time comes, it is not only our right but our responsibility to look out for the safety of our family and ourselves. It is our responsibility to fight against laws that would have turned law abiding people into criminals and not have stopped those already committing crimes.
I plan to call Senators Corryn and Cruz today and thank them. Simply that. Other messages can wait for another day. Those two stood up for us in ways we wanted them to. Senator Cruz was instrumental in the filibuster and offered an amendment. Senator Corryn offered an amendment that would have created National Reciprocity. And for doing what was right, I’m going to let them know I’m grateful.
So if your Senators stood up for you yesterday, please join me in calling them today to say thanks. If your Senators didn’t; well what you tell them is up to you
But in 2012 the city declared Tam’s a “public nuisance,” claiming the late-night joint was a haven for criminals. Benetatos says he is simply located in a high-crime area and has tried to work with the Los Angeles Police Department, honoring its requests that he remove pay phones on the property and tables for outdoor seating, which he says resulted in a 15 percent decline in revenues.
The city’s zoning board then ordered Benetatos to comply with 22 separate conditions, such as hiring a full-time security guard, fencing in the entire property, and installing a security camera that links directly to the LAPD’s electronic surveillance system.
22 separate conditions after removing pay phones and outdoor seating !
And this from a group of unelected bureaucrats — in the state where people are all but forbidden to exercise their right to keep and bear arms in public; they want to require full time security.
I really don’t understand this type of mentality — crime is rampant in the area so bad they want to force a business to install cameras linked directly to the police department (but don’t say “police surveillance state”/Big Brother) — yet it is still next to impossible to get a carry permit in L.A. County.
Congratulations City of Los Angeles; in times of economic hardship and high unemployment, you just shut down another business. Great going!
“A park service vehicle pulled up as he was putting a note with the ticket on a vacant park service vehicle, so he showed his official card, explained that his Congressional plate was showing and he was authorized to park there,” she added. “The park service officer said he had not noticed the 5” x 10” Congressional plate in the front window and would not know what it meant had he seen it. The officer accepted the ticket back and apologized.”
Isn’t it scary that the people in charge of law enforcement do not know what something like a Congressional placard means in relation to the law?
Ignorance of the law is no excuse for the person breaking the law or enforcing it.