Obama threatens veto on bill to delay IRS from muzzling his political opponents

It is going to be hardball from here on in while Obama sits on his throne at the WH. Will we ever get him out? Time will tell. But Chicago politics are going to be on steroids for the upcoming fall election. Buckle up folks, we are in for one heck of a ride.

“Despite the administration’s insistence that ‘there’s nothing to see here,’ the committee has found evidence demonstrating that right-leaning groups were targeted to an extent far beyond what was reported by the Inspector General.

Weasel Zippers brings us the news:

BREAKING: Obama Threatens To Veto Bill Delaying IRS From Muzzling His Political Opponents…

Some background on the bill:

Congressman Dave Camp, R-Midland, has introduced legislation prohibiting for one year the Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service from issuing or finalizing proposed 501(c)(4) regulations issued last November.

Treasury’s proposed rules would significantly alter 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization activities and restrict First Amendment rights. Other tax-exempt organizations, including labor unions, would not be subject to the same rules. A letter recently signed by more than 50 conservative and free market groups expressed similar concerns and called on Congress to block the proposed regulations. Camp, who has led the House Ways and Means Committee investigation into the IRS’s abuse of conservative groups, released the following statement:

“Despite the administration’s insistence that ‘there’s nothing to see here,’ the committee has found evidence demonstrating that right-leaning groups were targeted to an extent far beyond what was reported by the Inspector General. Our investigation is still ongoing and the committee has not received all the requested documents. It is premature to publish new rules before getting all of the facts. The Administration’s proposed rules openly target groups that are exercising their First Amendment rights. We cannot allow these draft regulations to go into effect. Congress must make sure every American’s right to participate and engage in civic debate is protected, and this legislation will provide some much-needed assurance that IRS targeting and surveillance will not continue.

“Additionally, I am disappointed by reports that the Department of Justice had decided – without conducting a serious investigation – that it will not to pursue criminal charges in the IRS’s intentional targeting of conservative groups. I have long said that we will follow the facts of this case wherever the facts lead us – and this case is far from closed.”

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U.N. Samantha Power blames Daniel Pearl for getting his throat slit

So our gal Samantha Power manages to break into the Fox news cycle once again. She has such a hard time keeping her anti-Semitism to herself. And she represents us at the U.N. Blaming Daniel Pearl for getting his throat slit this time. But let us not forget just who she is and her hatred for America. First her latest blip on the radar screen:

Daniel Pearl’s story is reminder that individual accountability & reconciliation are required to break cycles of violence. @DanielPearlFNDN

Samantha Power Facing Criticism over this Tweet
And here are some of the responses:

@AmbassadorPower  To what “cycle of violence” are you referring?  The man had his throat cut for being a Jew.

Samantha Power Facing Criticism over this Tweet

@Zathras3

Zathras

@AmbassadorPower Reconciliation? With people who cut his head off because he’s Jewish and American? They referred to him as “the Jew”.

Samantha Power Facing Criticism over this Tweet

@sunnyright

SunnyRight

Now the real story of who Samantha Power is:

Commentary Magazine: (An excellent piece, well worth the full read on our gal)

 In a 2003 article for the New Republic, Power:  “The U.S,” she wrote, “came to be seen less as it sees itself (the cop protecting the world from rogue nations) than as the very runaway state international law needs to contain.”

Power wrote that America’s record in world affairs had been so harmful to the freedoms of people around the world that the United States could remedy the problem only through profound self-criticism and the wholesale adoption of new policies. Acknowledging that President Bush was correct in saying that “some America-bashers” hate the American people’s freedoms, Ms. Power stated that much anti-Americanism derives from the role that U.S. power “has played in denying such freedoms to others” and concluded:

U.S. foreign policy has to be rethought. It needs not tweaking but overhauling….Instituting a doctrine of mea culpa would enhance our credibility by showing that American decision-makers do not endorse the sins of their predecessors. When [then German Chancellor] Willie [sic] Brandt went down on one knee in the Warsaw ghetto, his gesture was gratifying to World War II survivors, but it was also ennobling and cathartic for Germany. Would such an approach be futile for the United States?

In 2002 Samantha Power made a statement, calling for a U.S. military invasion of Israel. Full transcript available at the youtube site.

Mikulski Says Cellphone ‘Kill Switch’ worries are Baseless, ‘Conspiratorial’

Sure, Commie Babs. we are too stupid to realize what a great deal this is. Because just as easily, our totalitarian regime could pull the plug on everyone. The ole kill switch, hmm now where did I read that before?

Reasons are being invented’ to stop new technology mandate, senator says.

A kill switch would be even better than insurance, Mikulski says, because it would deny thieves a payday and thus a motive for robbing people

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., tells U.S. News there’s no reason to fear legislation that would force cellphone makers to incorporate a “kill switch” in devices, allowing stolen or lost phones to be remotely disabled and wiped of personal information.

On second thought, here are a few memories:

Obama signed Executive Order empowering Kill Switch over the Internet June 9, 2013

President Obama signed an executive order this week (July 12, 2012) that could give him control over the web in times of emergency.

According to The Verge, critics of the order are concerned with Section 5.2, which is a lengthy part outlining how telecommunications and the Internet are controlled. It states that the Secretary of Homeland Security will “oversee the development, testing, implementation, and sustainment” of national security and emergency preparedness measures on all systems, including private “non-military communications networks.” According to The Verge, critics say this gives Obama the on/off switch to the Web.

Windows 8 computers have “kill switch” February 25, 2012

With the rollout of the Windows 8 operating system expected later this year, millions of desktop and laptop PCs will get kill switches for the first time. Microsoft (MSFT) hasn’t spoken publicly about its reasons for including this capability in Windows 8 beyond a cryptic warning that it might be compelled to use it for legal or security reasons. The feature was publicized in a widely cited Computerworld article in December when Microsoft posted the terms of use for its new application store.

Senators introduce bill that would allow US to disconnect the Internet June 21, 2010

One news site notes:

The bill would give a newly-formed National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications the authority to monitor the “security status” of private websites, ISPs and other net-related business within the U.S. as well as critical internet components in other countries. Companies would be required to take part in “information sharing” with the government and certify to the NCCC that they have implemented approved security measures. Furthermore, any company that “relies on” the internet, telephone system or any other part of the U.S. “information infrastructure” would also be “subject to command” by the NCCC under the proposed new law.

Back to Babs and her good idea:

Mikulski and three Senate colleagues, all Democrats, introduced The Smartphone Theft Prevention Act on Feb. 12, proposing that the technology be mandatory for new smartphones. The senators, led by Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, cited the Federal Communications Commission’s estimate that phone theft costs consumers $30 billion annually.

The bill would give the FCC authority to compel phone companies to develop and implement technology allowing victimized and absent-minded phone owners to disable their devices and clear personal information on request.

Mikulski touted the proposal Thursday at an event in Landover, Md., alongside Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager Richard Sarles and Metro Police Chief Ron Pavlik. During her speech, she says, AT&T sent a text message hawking insurance for her phone.

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FCC: The long sordid attempt to take over the news media since day one

All right. I admit it. I am plum wore out blogging so I took a day off to regroup. The big “News Alert” on Fox was the report of the whistle-blower at the FCC that revealed what the FCC had in mind in infiltrating the news media. Just note the  Bunkerville post dated November 1, 2013. The exact story that no one then, and few now care about. So how about I give you some Saturday links on the FCC just for the heck of it. Who knows, you just may read about it 6 months from now. These are just a few of the posts I have done on the FCC since 2009. Keep your eye out on the dates. Think they won’t stop? Think again

November 1, 2013

FCC to police and question media, websites regarding content

The Federal Communications Commission is planning a broad probe of political speech across  media platforms, an unprecedented move that raises serious First Amendment  concerns.

The FCC’s proposed “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” which  is set to begin a field test in a single market with an eye toward a  comprehensive study in 2014, would collect a remarkably wide range of  information on demographics, point of view, news topic  selection, management style and other factors in news organizations both in and  out of the FCC’s traditional purview.

“In this study, the FCC will delve into the editorial discretion of newspapers,  web sites and radio and TV stations,” Hudson Institute Fellow Robert McDowell,  who served as a FCC commissioner from 2009 to 2013, told The Daily Caller.  “This starts sticking the government’s nose into what has traditionally been  privileged and protected ground. Regardless of one’s political stripes, one  should be concerned.”

The airwaves regulator would also subject news producers in all media to  invasive questioning about their work and content.

FCC Wants to Regulate Internet’s ‘On/Off Ramps,’ Commissioner Says

June 13, 2011 — bunkerville

Judicial Watch Documents Radical Group Consulted with FCC to Push Obama’s Internet Takeover

June 5, 2011

McChesney strongly believes in government control of the medium and the message.

In a 2000 article — titled “Journalism, Democracy, and Class Struggle”  in Review, McChesney laid out his goal of using media as a tool for socialist change:

Our job is to make media reform part of our broader struggle for democracy, social justice, and, dare we say it, socialism…

In 2009, McChesney said the following about capitalism and the media:

  • “Any serious effort to reform the media system would have to necessarily be part of a revolutionary program to overthrow the capitalist system itself.”
  • “There is no real answer but to remove brick by brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles.”
  • “We need to do whatever we can to limit capitalist propaganda, regulate it, minimalize it, and perhaps even eliminate it.”

FCC Orders Newsrooms To Partner With Soros-Funded Non-Profits

February 4, 2011

NBC, Universal, Comcast cave to FCC Diversity

January 14, 2011 — bunkerville

NBCU will strive to ensure the presentation of diverse viewpoints by seeking the expanded participation of minorities on its news and public affairs programming,” the companies promised in writing to black leaders. “To advance this goal, NBCU will consider suggestions from the African American Advisory Council of individuals who could be considered for such participation.”

The media giants also agreed to allow black leaders to have influence over NBC’s news programming. In addition to programming “diversity,” the Comcast and NBC Universal Memorandums of Understanding with different race-specific civil rights groups promise “diversity” in company employment, in supplier and vendor procurement and in “philanthropy and community investment.”

FCC Commissioner Wants to Test the ‘Public Value’ of Every Broadcast Station

December 3, 2010

This is an abbreviated portion found over at CNS:

American journalism is in “grave peril,” FCC Commissioner Michael Copps says, and to bolster “traditional media,” he said the Federal Communications Commission should conduct a “public value test” of every commercial broadcast station at relicensing time.

In a speech at the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York on Thursday, Copps also said station relicensing should happen every four years instead of the current eight.

“If a station passes the Public Value Test, it of course keeps the license it has earned to use the people’s airwaves,” Copps said. “If not, it goes on probation for a year, renewable for an additional year if it demonstrates measurable progress. If the station fails again, give the license to someone who will use it to serve the public interest.”

Ever since Barack Obama became president, prominent conservatives have warned about liberal efforts to squelch conservative and Christian talk-radio.

NPR Vivian Schiller Key Architect of FCC Govt Takeover of the News

October 26, 2010 — bunkerville

     Schiller, a New York Times executive, is one of a few dozen power players working with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and a leftist group called Free Press to “reinvent journalism.” That’s how the FTC describes it. The FCC calls what they are doing the “Future of Journalism.” Free Press, a think tank funded by leftist billionaire George Soros, among others, calls it “the new public media.”

With now-former NPR analyst Juan Williams suitably splattered across the evening news after politically incorrect comments he made on Fox News, Schiller can return to her real passion – the creation of a national network to ensure that in the future, you get your news from the government in general and NPR in particular. Keep Apologizing Vivian, we got your number , who explained in a speech to the NPR board of directors in 2009, it is public radio’s responsibility to fill the gap in journalism left by dying local television stations and newspapers

FCC Chairman Ducks Question About FCC Official’s First Amendment Views

November 5, 2009 — bunkerville

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, after testifying at a congressional hearing on texting while driving Wednesday, was asked whether he agreed with Mark Lloyd’s views on the First Amendment. He refused to say if he agrees with the FCC’s Chief Diversity Officer Czar Mark Lloyd that freedom of speech is an “exaggeration” and that concerns about free speech serve only as a “distraction” from policy debates.

Instead of answering the question, Genachowski said he would rather focus on drivers who are distracted by text-messaging.

CNSNews.com: Your Chief Diversity Office, Mark Lloyd, wrote in 2006 that freedom of speech had become an exaggeration and that free speech concerns served to distract from policy debates. Do you agree with those statements? Genachowski: We’re here today to talk about distracted driving, and today is a day to focus attention on that issue and that’s what we’ve done.
In his book, Mark Lloyd said his approach to communications was inspired by left-wing radical Saul Alinsky.

“We looked to successful political campaigns and organizers as a guide, especially the civil rights movement, Saul Alinsky, and the campaign to prevent the Supreme Court nomination of the ultra-conservative jurist Robert Bork. From those sources we drew inspiration and guidance,” Lloyd wrote.

Alinksy, author of the book “Rules for Radicals,” wrote that his methods were intended to guide people intent on overturning the American system.

“’The Prince’ was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power,” Alinsky explained. “’Rules for Radicals’ is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.”

The Clinton’s Dead Friends – more than one could imagine

As promised, I am continuing to post on the Clinton’s bad acts until these tired fingers can post no more.  For those who wish to learn about how deadly it can be to know the Clintons, this is a good beginning. While several of the dead mentioned are a stretch, for the most part, a bit of investigation would have to lead one to believe, “Now isn’t that some coincidence.” Through the coming weeks, I will cover many of those “departed” in detail as to their relationships, and each of us can come to our own conclusion . H/T The Republican Mother for sending the video.

John Fund highlights “notable” bad acts missed in upcoming Hillary movies

I have been posting about the early years of Hillary’s early amoral political behavior. Here is a video summation of some of her early misdeeds as remarked by John Fund. Not all of her questionable behavior, but that which requires no tin foil hats. For a report on the many who have died who were acquainted with the Clintons and met an early death, tune in tomorrow. Earlier I posted: Hillary Clinton, the FBI, and Travelgate – a lesson about her moral fiber, and Hillary Clinton fired from Watergate Commission for ‘lying, unethical behavior’ just in case you missed these posts.

John Fund exposed the notable moments from Hillary Clinton’s life that will be left out of NBC’s upcoming miniseries about her life — such as Travelgate, her cattle-futures controversy​, and Whitewater — which begins after the Lewinsky scandal.

Read more on his take in his piece, “Get Ready for the All-Hail-Hillary Movies.”

 

Hillary Clinton, the FBI, and Travelgate – a lesson about her moral fiber

This time around, let us put the Hillary and her hubby front and center, revealing their past misdeeds. Obama slipped by. One reason was because he had little history that anyone much cared about. But the Clintons. Now there is a different story. Hillary dates back to Watergate with her amoral political ambitions. So this time, let us get it right. Here is a take from the infamous Travel Gate. For the youngins, who were not around at the time to care, it’s worth the full read. Here we go:

Recently, the Washington Free Beacon reported on statements found in archival documents by one of Hillary Clinton’s closest friends, Diane Blair, painting a portrait of Hillary as a ruthless First Lady.

Without question ruthless is an accurate description except not only is Hillary ruthless, she is lawless.

As former civil servant Linda Tripp of Bill Clinton’s impeachment fame recounted to this journalist during the Clintons’ last year in the White House, Hillary was behind the unlawful 1993 Travel office firings, “siccing the FBI on them.”

The Clinton White House fired travel office director Billy Dale and other staffers under the guise of “sloppy accounting” to allegedly give the business to their friends from Arkansas. The staffers were innocent of any wrong doing.

Here’s an excerpt from the book, The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House & on the World Stage.

“The people at travel were amazing,” Linda said. “They worked hard, were apolitical. They were there to serve each incumbent and happy to do it.”

Linda with ease recalled [Director of Travel Office] Billy Dale’s pride and honor to serve. “He effortlessly coordinated complex itineraries.” It was his efficiency in times of crisis that really impressed her. “This wasn’t a job, but a career for Billy and his staff,” Linda raved. “All I did was watch in amazement and awe at how they worked.”

Instantly her tone plunged. It was as if I’d been flung to May 19, 1993, to the travel office firings; to what became the first Clinton scandal: Travelgate.

“Billy Dale was escorted out of the White House by the FBI, put into a paneled van with no seats and told to sit on the floor the day the Clintons removed him,” Linda vividly recalled. “And I watched Hillary orchestrate that whole thing; siccing the FBI on them, getting them out,” she fumed.

“Careerists, while they’re not political, do serve at the pleasure of the president. All President Clinton had to say was, ‘We’re replacing you.’ It would’ve been unheard of, but was within his legal purview to do.” Instead the Clintons did what Linda said they always did: “Destroy their enemy and ruin them.”

The abrupt travel office firings were triggered by what the Clinton White House claimed were allegations of sloppy accounting. In December 1994, Billy Dale was indicted on two counts of embezzlement. The press went berserk criticizing the new administration.

In its aftermath, five of the staffers were reinstated, and in a self-critical report the White House admitted it “erred and would never again shortcircuit proper legal channels by bypassing the Justice Department in seeking an FBI investigation.”

Hillary described Travelgate with cool indifference as, “perhaps worthy of a two-or-three-week life span, instead, in a partisan political climate, it became the first manifestation of an obsession for investigation that persisted into the millennium.” But for Billy Dale, it wasn’t a partisan manifestation. It was the termination of a thirty-plus-year career, and a fight for his freedom. If convicted, he faced a maximum of twenty years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.”

Read more: Daily Caller

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