Via The People’s Cube, on a tip from Oleg.
There’s no reason to wait for the Gang of Eight Quislings to ram through their amnesty bill to see what America will be like when it has been overrun by the Third World’s criminal dregs. Thanks to our rogue government, we are getting a look already:
Hundreds of illegal immigrants with criminal records were released earlier this year as the Obama administration prepared for budget cuts, according to newly released data that challenged claims the program involved “low-risk” individuals.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement released the figures to two top senators, after a three-month delay and under the threat of congressional subpoenas.
Of the 2,226 detainees that were released in February, the department revealed, “622 have been identified as having some type of criminal conviction.”
Here’s how Obama’s spokesliar Jay Carney spun this outrage:
“As ICE made clear … the agency released these low-risk, non-criminal detainees under a less expensive form of monitoring to ensure detention levels stayed within ICE’s overall budget.”
Noncriminal? All illegal aliens are criminals, but particularly some the Regime let loose upon our streets. Thirty-two of them had already achieved multiple felony convictions.
One of them released in Phoenix had a second-degree robbery conviction and convictions for prostitution and solicitation for lewd conduct.
Another had been convicted of an “extreme” case of driving under the influence, harassment, and causing criminal damage to property. And yet another had prior convictions for carrying a gun, felony possession of drugs, burglary, vandalism and trespassing.
This was all part of the dog and pony show known as the Sequester, during which Obama tried to make the case for continuing the explosive growth of the federal government by creating the impression that even a miniscule reduction in the rate of growth of federal spending would result in disaster.
That is, he deliberately endangered American citizens to advance his socialist agenda. Add it to the list of impeachable offenses.
On tips from Clingtomyguns and Dr. 9.
Soon the IRS will have a new way to put the screws to those it suspects of respecting America’s founding principles:
The IRS official who led the tax-exempt organizations unit when Tea Party groups were targeted is now in charge of the IRS office responsible for ObamaCare, two Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. …
The ObamaCare official in question, Sarah Hall Ingram, had been serving as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations from 2009 to 2012 — the division included the group that targeted Tea Partiers — and has since left to serve as director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act division. That unit is responsible for enforcing parts of the health care law, including the fines associated with the so-called individual mandate — the requirement to buy health insurance.
The Bureauweenie in Chief has been making some conspicuously phony noises about the IRS scandal:
“Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it,” Obama said. …
However, the president knocked down the prospect of appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS, saying the congressional investigations and a separate Justice Department probe should be enough to nail down who was responsible for improperly targeting Tea Party groups when they applied for tax-exempt status.
That would be the same Injustice Department that the gunrunning ultra-radical Eric Holder has openly devoted to inflicting social justice on behalf of what he calls “my people.”
Obama is angry, all right: angry that his flying monkeys got caught, and that the press is uncharacteristically doing its job.
This indicates how angry he is at his henchwoman Sarah Hall Ingram:
Sarah Hall Ingram, the IRS executive in charge of the tax exempt division in 2010 when it began targeting conservative Tea Party, evangelical and pro-Israel groups for harassment, got more than $100,000 in bonuses between 2009 and 2012.
It would seem Ms. Ingram has been pleasing her master.
On tips from Ben S, SNuss, Bob Roberts, and Matt L. Graphic compliments of Liberty Lover.
Moonbat heartthrob Hugo Chavez is thankfully dead, but the socialism he inflicted remains in place around Venezuela’s neck. One indication of this is shortages reminiscent of the Soviet Union:
First milk, butter, coffee and cornmeal ran short. Now Venezuela is running out of the most basic of necessities — toilet paper.
As in all socialist countries, the free market and its advocates are held to blame…
President Nicolas Maduro, who was selected by the dying Hugo Chavez to carry on his “Bolivarian revolution,” claims that anti-government forces, including the private sector, are causing the shortages in an effort to destabilize the country.
…even though the actual culprit is government:
Economists say Venezuela’s shortages stem from price controls meant to make basic goods available to the poorest parts of society and the government’s controls on foreign currency.
“State-controlled prices — prices that are set below market-clearing price — always result in shortages. The shortage problem will only get worse, as it did over the years in the Soviet Union,” said Steve Hanke, professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University.
Venezuela sits atop an ocean of oil. Given economic freedom, people would be wiping with bank notes. But no country is so wealthy that collectivism can’t render it too poor to meet basic needs — as America will learn soon if we don’t change course.
On tips from Artfldgr, Varla, The MaryHunter, Lyle, Muddypaw, and Bob Roberts.
Often science confirms the intuitively obvious. For example:
Men who are strong are more likely to take a right-wing stance, while weaker men support the welfare state, researchers claim.
Their study discovered a link between a man’s upper-body strength and their political views.
Scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark collected data on bicep size, socio-economic status and support for economic redistribution from hundreds in America, Argentina and Denmark.
The figures revealed that men with higher upper-body strength were less likely to support left-wing policies on the redistribution of wealth.
Again we see that liberalism is the ideology of weaklings, a tool by which the 90-lb. coward can use the State to seize the property of those he resents but dare not try to compete with fairly.
Take heart, moonbats. Maybe there is hope. Rigorous exercise might help you strengthen your bodies to the point that you no longer feel so powerless and pathetic as to need to identify with authoritarian government. Then your character might become strong as well.
On tips from G. Fox and Bo Jangles.
Hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden [yesterday], the president requested a standing Marine to open an umbrella and protect his head from the light rain that was falling.
However, according to Marine Corps regulations, not even the President of the United States can request a Marine to carry an umbrella without the express permission of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
The Marine Corp Manual, which is the bible for all soldiers serving, specifically states that a soldier’s uniform dress code does not allow the carrying of an umbrella and ‘no officer or official shall issue instructions which conflict with, alter, or amend any provision without the approval of the Commandant of the Marine Corps.’
Maybe the Moonbat Messiah was hoping the umbrella would shield him from awkward questions the press is finally starting to ask.
During the press conference, President Barack Obama dodged questions about the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, shifted responsibility for the Benghazi attack to Congress, and said ‘I offer no apologies’ for the Department of Justice’s secret seizure of reporter’s phone records in search of a classified intelligence leak.
Some of the finest warriors in human history being reduced to holding umbrellas for a metrosexual left-wing weenie who is their inferior in every meaningful way must truly warm the hearts of the liberal ruling class that put Obama in power. As Tom Brokaw would crow, “Take this!”
On tips from Wiggins, Sam Adams, Jimmie C, and G. Fox.
If we continue to let liberals run the country, there is little doubt that our currency will soon become worthless, as our rulers will continue to print it and spend it far faster than we can generate wealth for it to represent. What will we use for transactions? Once again Detroit — America’s most liberal city — lights the way to our Hopey Changey future:
It started as a counterfeiting case, but investigators say they found much more at the Big C Tire Shop on Detroit’s east side.
It sounded good at first, a local Detroit business hiring workers. But the catch, they don’t pay you with cash; they pay you with illegal drugs.
According to federal documents, if you cut the grass, you got a rock. Move tires, you get a rock.
A rock is a helping of crack cocaine.
As is happening already with marijuana, crack will be made legal so that the government can tax it. Then the government will want to oversee production of the crack, to ensure equitable distribution. Before long the crack will be made out of sugar and insecticide, just as the currency Big Government churns out consists of promises and lies. That’s when crack will be replaced with the next medium of exchange.
On a tip from Wiggins.