Friday Follies: Lerner’s IRS, Obama’s Census, Bloomberg’s God, Reid hypocrisy & A Boston Nut

April 18, 2014

”Tis that time once again when we take stock of the inane and foolish put upon us by those forced to navigate life with an amount of gray matter just slightly larger than that found in your average toad.”

#5 IRS How could a Follies the week of April 15th, not include the Internal Revenue Service? Especially while Lois Lerner is still walking freely among us rather than wearing an orange jumpsuit with a prison ID stamped on it.

From Joel Gehrke over at the Washington Examiner:

Ron Paul’s nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service’s demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so.

“There is no legitimate reason for the IRS to know who donates to Campaign for Liberty,” Megan Stiles, the communications director at Campaign for Liberty, told the Washington Examiner in an email on Tuesday. “We believe the First Amendment is on our side as evidenced by cases such as NAACP v. Alabama and International Union UAW v. National Right to Work. Many 501(c)(4) organizations protect the privacy of their donors in the very same way as Campaign for Liberty. For some reason the IRS has now chosen to single out Campaign for Liberty for special attention. We plan to fight this all the way.”

But don’t worry, the IRS hasn’t been politicized. Nope, not one bit. Just ignore those new Lerner emails obtained by Judicial Watch showing Lerner in talks with the Department of Justice to not just target but criminally prosecute groups she and her political cronies disagreed with.

Nope, not a smidgeon of corruption, not a crumb.

#4 Census Bureau If you thought nothing good could come from the White House taking over control of the Census Bureau a few years back you have been proven right more than you could possibly have known.

Just in time to make a new propaganda push for the wonders of Obamacare, the Census Bureau has announced that it’s conveniently revamping its annual survey on health insurance.

From the Robert Pear, 4/15/14 NYTimes piece:

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.……the new questions are so different that the findings will not be comparable, the officials said.

An internal Census Bureau document said that the new questionnaire included a “total revision to health insurance questions” and, in a test last year, produced lower estimates of the uninsured. Thus, officials said, it will be difficult to say how much of any change is attributable to the Affordable Care Act and how much to the use of a new survey instrument.

“We are expecting much lower numbers just because of the questions and how they are asked,” said Brett J. O’Hara, chief of the health statistics branch at the Census Bureau.

With the new questions, “it is likely that the Census Bureau will decide that there is a break in series for the health insurance estimates,” says another agency document describing the changes. This “break in trend” will complicate efforts to trace the impact of the Affordable Care Act, it said.

It never ceases to amaze me the depths to which this administration will stoop to obfuscate and outright lie about the effects of its policies.

From a purely political strategy point, it’s brilliant.

The old survey over stated the uninsured by about 2 percent so that was used to ram Obamacare through. The new survey validates that inflation and lowers the number of uninsured being reported so we will now use that to praise the success of Obamacare.

Go back to the archives of the old Soviet Union and you could die there trying to find a better use of propaganda than the Obama administration.

#3 Harry Reid While Reid could fill up the entire Follies week after week he makes the list this time for his quote regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s obsession with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. On Monday, he told Samantha Boatman of News4 Reno:

“Well, it’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over,”

You tell em Harry. We certainly can’t have people violate the law and just walk away from it. Like 11 plus million illegal aliens, the dozens of exemptions and carve outs Obama has done to the Affordable Care Act, the who knows how many violations Lois Lerner committed that Dems are doing all they can to help her run away from as fast as possible, or how about you, yourself Harry and the numerous land deals and political information trades that have made you a millionaire on the public dole.

Oh if only the left applied the law to themselves as eagerly as they use it as a weapon against others.

#2 Michael Bloomberg While you might think America’s most controlling Nanny earned his spot this week for his $50 million dollar pledge to destroy the NRA, it’s actually the quote buried at the bottom of the interview in the New York Times that snagged him the runner up title.

From Jeremy W. Peters, New York Times Bloomberg Interview 4/15/14:

But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Hmmm, now what was that Bible lesson I learned in grade school?  Something about “ye shall not enter heaven by way of your deeds”?  Or something like that anyway.  Sorry Mikey, if your Bible says getting into heaven is dictating to others and running their lives you’re reading a Bible no one else knows about.

But then again considering your ego, you probably just didn’t like the original so just re-wrote it to fit your view.  After all, God’s never run a major city or made billions on Wall Street.

#1 Kayvon Edson I don’t know if there’s a special place in hell reserved for idiots so crass, so insensitive that the planet would be far better off if they removed themselves from the gene pool immediately, but if there is, Edson should be awarded the corner suite.

On the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon terrorist bombing, the 25 year old sub-human took to Boylston Street Tuesday with a back pack and a black veil while screaming “Boston Strong”. CBSBoston reported that sources said that when stopped by police Edson told them he had a rice cooker in the bag. A rice cooker the bomb squad later found to contain confetti.

Business insider followed the digital trail and found a video where a man introducing himself as Kayvon Edson tells his viewers:

“I’m a fashion designer, an entrepreneur, a performance artist, a mental patient, a blogger bloggorist, a jailbird, a college dropout, and a drag queen”

No, Mr.Ms.It. Edson, you are none of the above. You are a stain on the human race and the sooner you’re out of the race the better.


Some weeks there are just too many Follies for a five point countdown. This is one of those weeks.

Robby Soave of the Daily Caller has a story illustrating just how deep the entitlement/victim/racist cancer has embedded itself into the brains of some.

The state is Michigan, and it again involves its University namesake, and radical racists groups.

From the story:

Activists with the radical pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest on Tuesday featuring a black Detroit high school student who was denied admission to the University of Michigan.

The student, Brooke Kimbrough, claimed UM rejected her because of her “morals,” and not her below-average ACT score of 23. (The average U-M student has a score between 28 and 32.)

“I believe that I have been rejected because of the morals that I stand for,” said Kimbrough, according to Fox 2 news. “I will take back my freedom as a tool to help others. I have left the plantation to get my freedom but I am coming back for you, too. I will make it my civic duty to document every news of a rejection letter that the university produces to our black, brown and red bodies.”

This, people, is what happens when you have Alinsky graduates like Eric Holder and Barack Obama insinuating from Al Sharpton’s stage that if you criticize them it has everything to do with their race and absolutely nothing to do with the fact they are destroying the rule of law and America’s founding principles as fast and furiously as they can.

Sorry Ms. Kimbrough, you can “believe” anything you want. But when your ACT was only 23, I can assure you, your rejection was not because of your morals.

A moral person wouldn’t be behaving as you in the first place.

Because demanding something from someone else just because of the color of your skin is about as immoral as it gets. Don’t believe me? Just look up Al Sharpton, Eric Holder, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Maxine Waters, Elijah Cummings, and on and on down the list of the board of directors of the grievance industry for one example after another of how to use race to distract from your own personal failings.

Oh, and that “plantation” you think you left? Sorry honey, but all you and yours do with behavior like this is make it more prosperous than ever. Turning out one bumper crop of hypocrisy and cynicism year, after race baiting year.

But don’t feel too bad. If your little stunt doesn’t get you admitted in front of the thousands of others infinitely more qualified you can always consider a different career. Just follow this backtonature link for step by step instructions on how to create a thriving, honey bee hive:

Brook Kimbrough – FOX2 screenshot via The Daily Caller

As always, thanks for reading, have a great weekend and I’ll see ya round the corner.


4 Responses to Friday Follies: Lerner’s IRS, Obama’s Census, Bloomberg’s God, Reid hypocrisy & A Boston Nut

  1. A Nonny Moose on April 18, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Such a sad, sad week.

    #5 Lois Lerner should be in jail. There’s really no other way to put it. It is very obvious to anyone who can read that she was using politics – and only politics – to determine who did and did not get special scrutiny. The scary part is how many people seem to believe it’s just fine for the IRS to go after organizations, so long as those organizations are guilty of the unforgivable sin of not agreeing with progressives. Isn’t the next step for them to start wearing arm bands and breaking windows on offices run by conservatives? Or, as in your example, maybe they’ll simply get the names of those who dare donate to groups who don’t hold the “correct” views. They don’t even have to actually get the names. All they have to do is intimate that they can get them, and that might intimidate people into not donating. “Nice home/business you have here. Shame if you were to donate to the wrong group, and something happened to this lovely home/your career…”

    #4 We have always been at war with EastAsia…

    #3 The hypocrisy of that statement is overwhelming. What he truly means is “we can’t just have some guy interfering with my deals with the Chinese and costing me money…” There’s a tinge of desperation to everything Reid does these days, which is both funny and frightening. Funny because desperate men take stupid chances, say stupid things, no longer really consider the consequences and/or cover their tracks. Frightening because desperate men aren’t all that concerned with what comes of their actions.

    #2 Bloomberg is an ass. He’s free to spend his $50 million any way he wants. I’d love nothing more than to watch him piss it away fighting an amendment to the Constitution. I love the way Charles C.W. Cooke put it. Change Bloomie’s attack on the Second to another amendment instead, and see how ridiculous the wording sounds. “For years, the First Amendment’s defenders have fought alone; it’s about time the censors had a chance”. As for his heaven comments, I’m betting there has to be video on YouTube of him getting that camel through the eye of a needle… right?

    #1 Ah, yes, the “hey, look at me!” culture. In their eyes, you can do anything so long as you call it art (I still can’t look at Spaghetti-Os without shuddering… I mean, she was cute and all, but still, ugh.) Endangering others? Why that just adds to the tension and drives home the point of the existential existences of a man-based proptoplasm of nature, dude! Sure, it’s terrible, but is it art?

    BONUS: WTF did she say? Was that in English? I’d question how she even got a 23, since she sounds like a functional illiterate. Doesn’t know the difference between morals and mores, apparently thinks a rejection letter from a university somehow infringes upon her freedom, and how does one “produce to”? So quintessentially left wing, though, seeing everything through skin color while accusing a color blind system of being racist because she didn’t get her way. Nothing is ever her fault. Anything she fails to achieve must be because of the color of her skin. Sigh…

    On the plus side, can’t you feel it all unraveling for them? They sure can. They see how unpopular this president is. They see that the failures of their messiah are obvious to everyone. They understand their time in power is quickly coming to a close, that they’ve squandered their chance to “fundamentally alter” the country by changing it into a European socialist utopia. Much like Harry Reid, the rest of them are getting desperate, knowing they no longer have all the time in the world to force the country to give up freedoms, to finagle their way into the wallets of others, etc. We’ll see more and more of this unhinged behavior leading up to the mid-terms, and if those go as expected, even more after that until November 2016. Hang on tight!

    • Geoff Caldwell on April 18, 2014 at 9:44 am

      I love the “East-Asia” reference.
      As for your optimism of I unraveling for them, I certainly agree that it is, but it’s still only April and there is no low too low to which they will not stoop to bring out the base in November.
      2012 was the ugliest election to date and this one will make it look like a Sunday school picnic.
      I just finished a private email to a mutual acquaintance on the state of things today and by the time I hit send I had so depressed myself I’m done for the day!
      I wrote much in 2012 along the theme: “Barack Obama 2012, kick him out or kiss it goodbye”. That meme is sadly coming faster than I ever dreamed possible. (Have you seen the reports that DHS is looking at even MORE ‘tweaks” to immigration law to satisfy the base?)
      I see 2014 as the last stand. If Reid can be removed from majority leader status and a Republican Congress begins sending bill after bill to Obama and forcing his vetoes like they did against Clinton there just might be hope yet.
      But if Reid gets to keep running the Senate like his private kingdom as he does now, the damage over the next two years I’m afraid will be irreversible in our lifetimes.

      • A Nonny Moose on April 18, 2014 at 10:34 am

        Yeah, the mid-terms are pretty important. The Democrats know it too, given that so many are distancing themselves from their fallen messiah.

        I did forget one point that goes along with #4. I find it hilarious and yet sad that some are excited about the 8 million figure being thrown around by the administration. For starters, we really don’t know how many of those folks ever even paid rather than just snooped around on the site. Even more funny, however, is that hey got 8 million… when it’s mandatory. Sign up or pay a fine, bubba, them’s the rules! And yet they got only 8 million. Don’t hold your breath expecting the media to stress that.

        • Geoff Caldwell on April 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm

          AND, what was it, 6 million policies cancelled? Anyone with a brain knows the ACA has nothing to do with reform (no buying across state lines, not tort reform, etc..) and ALL about control.


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