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Remember when Obama told the IRS to stop targeting Tea Party groups?
Yeah, that was just another lie.
Just months after the IRS admitted it subjected conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status to extra scrutine, New Jersey tea parties are asking if they have been targeted.
Leaders of the Bayshore Tea Party Group, East Jersey Tea Party and West Jersey Teay Party claim they waited for months, years in some cases, for the IRS to approve their applications for 501c3, or charitable organization, status, and 501c4, for civic leagues, non-profit status.
The Bayshore Tea Party Group sent in their application in April 2011. They're still waiting, and the IRS isn't returning their calls.
17 months after the West Jersey Tea Party applied to the IRS they received a request for "more information." It ran to 90 pages, with multiple topics and sub-topics ad nauseum.
Obama Organizing For America got approved in 17 minutes.
It's all part of a nationwide trend, with IRS storm troopers actively harassing any group remotely associated with Tea Party Patriots.
While President Obama and other liberals have referred to the situation as a "phony scandal," conservative organizations still are targets, said Cleta Mitchell, a Washington, D.C., lawyer representing the Tea Party Patriots and several other conservative groups.
"This is tantamount to an audit. This is the continuation of the same thing they've been doing for four years. They have not stopped," she said Thursday. "Tea Party Patriots has responded to all of the requests of the IRS to date, but that has gotten us nowhere. They just keep asking more questions. We are now looking at potential legal remedies, but that's not easy. Congress has made it quite difficult to sue the IRS."
Obama likes it that way. He's drunk on power. And given his druthers he'll crush us like a bug.
"When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear
the government, there is tyranny."
— Thomas Jefferson
We're way past the tyranny stage. Our government is evil. So why are we even bothering to ask its permission to criticize it? It is our God-given Right to peaceably assemble and speak our minds. No Mohammedan Marxist is going to tell me I can't call out his mendacity. Barack Obama is the enemy of a free people, and we should treat him as such.
How cute, Cory's got an imaginary playmate!
Sources tell National Review Online that the central character in one of Booker's oft-repeated stories — T-Bone, the drug pusher who the mayor has said threatened his life at one turn and sobbed on his shoulder the next — is a figment of his imagination, even though Booker has talked about him in highly emotional terms and in great detail.
The tale is one Booker admits he's told a "million" times, according to the Newark Star Ledger. Ronald Rice Jr., a Newark city councilman and Booker ally who has known the mayor since 1998, says the T-Bone story was a "fixture" of Booker's unsuccessful 2002 mayoral bid against corrupt Newark political boss Sharpe James, perhaps for its symbolic value. In Booker's mind, according to the city councilman, "It's not so much the details of the story" that matter, but the principle that "these things happen, they happen to real people, they happen in the city of Newark."
Now where have we heard the line of BS before? Oh, yeah. "Fake, but Accurate!"
If "these things" happen to "real people" perhaps Cory could introduce us to them? But no, he's gotta make up a guy who's presumably more interesting than any of the "real people" he meets.
Much like Barack Obama's composite girlfriend. Remember her? I'm sure the media would rather that you didn't.
What matters, of course, is The Narrative, not the facts. Facts that don't advance The Narrative are ignored, replaced by anecdotes which do advance The Narrative, but may, or more likely may not, be true.
Truth, the post-modernalists will tell us, is relative anyway. Cory Booker believes his imaginary drug-dealer friend is real, and so Real he is. That's Cory's "truth," and who are we to judge unless we've imagined walking a mile in his shoes?
Except, and I'm just throwing this out there, our nation is facing Real Problems. We don't need imaginary solutions pitched by a guy who can't keep his stories straight. Maybe that stuff plays well on Twitter but it sure isn't working out so well for the poseur occupying the Resolute Desk.
So, let's put Cory Booker in an Imaginary Senate (he'll feel right at home!)
and send Steve Lonegan to Washington to represent the Real People of New Jersey.
October 1st is looming. Kathleen Sebelius promises the Obamacare Exchanges will be ready to go. Except HHS still hasn't finalized their agreements with the insurance companies who'll be signing you up. And with little to no fanfare, they just pushed the deadline for those contracts out to "mid September."
The Obama administration has delayed another component of the federal health care law, leading a Republican lawmaker to call the law's implementation a "train wreck."
Reuters first reported that the Department of Health and Human Services informed insurance companies Tuesday it is delaying signing the final agreements between the government and insurance providers whose plans will be sold on federal health insurance exchanges.
The agreements were supposed to be signed between Sept. 5 and 9, but instead will be delayed until mid-September.
"We remain on track to open the marketplace on time on October 1," HHS spokeswoman Joanne Peters told Fox Business Network.
However, some experts tell Reuters even a small delay could affect the Oct. 1 start of ObamaCare's six-month enrollment period, and alter the timetable for the implementation as a whole.
So a week or 2 before they have to start selling you insurance they'll finally decide what it is they'll be selling. Yeah, that sounds like enough time to get set up.
All is well! Remain calm!
Except nothing with Obamacare is on time or going according to plan.
One GOP lawmaker said Wednesday the "avalanche" of delays associated with ObamaCare should make every American "anxious" about purchasing health plans under the new law.
"I've been warning that a train wreck is coming with this law, but the truth is that no train wreck has ever had this many warning signs," Sen. Lamar Alexander, R.-Tenn., said.
It's almost as if they want Obamacare to fail, so it can be replaced with a truly socialist single-payer bureaucratic monstrosity.
... "the goal is single payer" ... "but we might not get there immediately" ...
But "get there" they will. No matter how many Americans get screwed over in
Cory Booker won't say if he's a homosexual. And he won't say he isn't one either.
That's cool. It really is none of our business.
Well, until Steve Lonegan goes and criticizes Cory Booker.
Because that's labeled as "homophobia." So I guess we can pretty much figure out which side Cory's bread is buttered on, eh?
At first, Lonegan said he didn't care about Booker's lifestyle. But in an interview with Newsmax, Lonegan took a shot at Booker.
"Maybe that helps to get him the gay vote by acting ambiguous," Lonegan said.
Lonegan stated the obvious. If Cory Booker tacks the "Q" onto "LGBT" they'll throw him a parade. Which means Cory would have to get his toes done.
"It's kind of weird. As a guy, I personally like being a guy. I don't know if you saw the stories last year. They've been out for quite a bit about how he likes to go out at three o'clock in the morning for a manicure and a pedicure," Lonegan said.
Offenditis Alert! Offenditis Alert! Offenditis Alert!
Garden State Equality, the state's leading gay rights advocacy group accused Loneagn of being homophobic.
"What does it say to our youth when a candidate for the United States Senate goes on national television and makes blatantly homophobic comments?" group director Troy Stevenson said.
Real Men get pedicures. They do! Or so I'm told.
"I don't like going out in the middle of the night, or any time of the day, for a manicure and pedicure. It was described as his peculiar fetish ... I have a more peculiar fetish. I like a good Scotch and a cigar. That's my fetish but we'll just compare the two."
OK fellas, ask your buds to go out for mani-pedis. Go ahead. Ask.
Cory Booker says you won't lose your Man Card.
Next, ask the boys to meet you for Scotch and cigars.
Do a head count.
Then convince me Steve Lonegan isn't telling the truth.
It's not "homophobia." It's Reality.
Because the Nanny State has to protect us from ourselves. And from choosing what car to drive.
There's nothing unsafe about a Land Rover Defender. It's one of the toughest cars ever made. And people drive them all over Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. But not in Barack Obama's Regulation Nation. Because the manufacturer decided it couldn't sacrifice dozens of them each year to meet byzantine and often conflicting federal and state crash-test standards.
So LR dealers in the U.S. can't sell them. Even though they're wildly popular and in high demand.
And when a private citizen tries to bring one into the country, the U.S. Customs Service springs into action. They can't catch illegal aliens. They can't stop tons and tons of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana from flooding our shores. They roll out the welcome mat for terrorists like the Tsarnaev brothers. But by golly they're gonna interdict Land Rover Defenders!
Check out the glee on this jack-booted Obama-thug's smug little face as he tells us how he's keeping America safe from the scourge of "illegal" Land Rovers.
Your Tax Dollars At Work. Crushing Land Rovers. And Freedom.
There's nothing like telling the enemy where and when you're gonna hit 'em, eh?
The United States could hit Syria with three days of missile strikes, perhaps beginning Thursday, in an attack meant more to send a message to the Syrian regime than to cripple its military, senior U.S. officials told NBC News.
The disclosure added to a growing drumbeat around the world for military action against Syria, believed to have used chemical weapons in recent days against scores of civilians and rebels who have been fighting the government for two years.
In three days of strikes, the Pentagon could assess the effectiveness of the first wave and target what was missed in further rounds, the officials said.
It's war, the Obama Way.
I guess it beats some disgruntled NSA contractor posting the plans to YouTube, right? Get out in front of those leaks!
But can you imagine General Obama's Operation Overlord? "I say, Adolph old chap, I thought we'd pop round to Calais on June 6th, see what's what. Cheerio!" And it'd be just like Barry to pull out after 3 days too. That's the longest he's ever gone without a round of golf, and we all know he can't golf and bomb fellow Muslims at the same time!
Anybody here think he'll run this little jaunt past Congress?
"The Founding Fathers were, as in most things, profoundly right. That's why I
want to be very clear: if the President takes us to [war] without Congressional
approval, I will call for his impeachment. ... The Constitution is clear. And
so am I."
— Joe Biden, in 2007.
Must be time for Joe to catch a little R&R at the Undisclosed Location.
Because those Nobel Peace Prizes don't award themselves.
The only way left to stoke the fires of racism is to concoct incidents out of whole cloth. So a Black high school student running for student council president sent disgustingly racist text messages to himself, then reported them to authorities.
The black St. Peter's Prep student who purportedly received racist text messages warning him to drop out of the Jersey City high school's student government election sent the texts to himself, a school official confirmed last week.
"The entire Saint Peter's Prep community is relieved that this extremely distressing incident has found closure, and we commend the various law enforcement officials for their diligent work on this case over the past months," said school spokesman James Horan, who confirmed the result of the probe after its disclosure by a police source.
The 16-year-old was running for president for the Student Council in May when he supposedly received four hateful text messages. He brought them to the attention of school officials who called in his father and police.
"We have NEVER and will NEVER have an (n-word) to lead our school," was one of the messages supposedly sent to the 16-year-old student, who at the time, was a resident in Jersey City.
The message went on to call President Obama by his middle name Hussein and used a racial slur in referring to Obama, a police report said. "We will never make that mistake again. Drop out right now . . ." it continued, a police report said.
A second message read "Whites! Your a waste on this earth, a waste at this school, and most importantly a Waste for this campaign." That message called the student government candidate a "slave" and used a racial slur, a report said.
The third message texted to -- and as it turns out from -- the student, contained a warning to drop out of the race and the fourth read, in part, "COMEONE your black!!! lol your a joke for even trying to run," according to a police report.
The 16-year-old eventually lost the race for student council president but was elected vice president. A source said he no longer attends the school.
Police were not immediately able to determine who sent the text messages because they were sent using a computer app called TEXTME.
The young man's father is quoted as saying his son is "extremely nervous and feels threatened."
"He is the type of boy who does not want any kind of trouble," the father said. "It's so sad. He doesn't want the image of the school to be tainted."
Shoulda thought of that before you tried to frame the entire school as a wing of the KKK, eh sport?
I'm sure this kid is already on the fast track to a full scholarship at Oberlin College.
Meanwhile, our president gets to fan the flames of racism, the better to subjugate free Americans to the cult of Political Correctness. But I have to ask, when will faking a Hate Crime carry the same punishment as an actual Hate Crime? Never, that's when.
This just in, our economy still sucks.
Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods fell sharply last month as demand for commercial aircraft plummeted and businesses spent less on computers and electrical equipment.
The Commerce Department said Monday that orders for durable goods plunged 7.3 percent in July, the steepest drop in nearly a year.
Durable goods are items meant to last at least three years. The drop suggests manufacturing continues to struggle after starting the year weak.
Economists focus on orders for so-called core capital goods, which exclude volatile aircraft and defense orders. Spending in that category fell 3.3 percent.
Number of the Week: Manufacturing Nowhere Near Regaining Lost Jobs
22%: The share of U.S. manufacturing jobs lost during the recent downturn that has been regained during the recovery.
But according to Dear Leader the recession ended in June of 2009.
Unless, you know, you live in the Real World and not in a White House Bubble.
When you open a business in New Mexico you have to leave your religion at home.
Justice Richard Bosson wrote:
At its heart, this case teaches that at some point in our lives all of us must compromise, if only a little, to accommodate the contrasting values of others. A multicultural, pluralistic society, one of our nation's strengths, demands no less. The Huguenins are free to … pray to the God of their choice … But there is a price, one that we all have to pay somewhere in our civic life.
Bosson goes on to say having to violate your religious beliefs when they conflict with social issues like gay marriage "is the price of citizenship."
Ah yes, gay "marriage." That Which Must Not Be Opposed. It's in the public square, on display, and we must cheer. Religion? Hide it behind closed doors!
For Christians there is a price to be paid. For homosexuals? Not so much.
Here's the backstory. Elane and Jonathan Hugenin are devout Christians, who politely informed 2 lesbians seeking affirmation of their "commitment ceremony" that they'd be happier hiring another photographer to chronicle their Very Special Day. New Mexico has neither gay "marriage" nor civil unions so this ceremony was purely for these two ladies own edification.
Because, why not?
Anyway, instead of taking their business where it'd be welcomed, the angry lesbians sued. Gee, can you say "setup?" Of course you can.
And an outfit unironically named The New Mexico Human Rights Commission sided with the homosexual imposers of tolerance. We have to tolerate them, but they never have to tolerate us! Christians don't have "human rights."
Yesterday the New Mexico Supreme Court threw the Christians to the lions, affirming that they have a "duty" to violate their religious beliefs as "the price of citizenship."
Yeah, citizenship in Soviet Russia. But not the America our Founding Fathers created. In a nation founded on religious freedom we are no longer free to practice our religion, to be unhindered in our exercise of morality.
So I have to ask. Would forcing a kosher butcher to sell bacon also be "the price of citizenship?" Or, is his religion better than mine?
Only, I suspect, if homosexuals decide bacon is integral to their public displays of deviancy. Otherwise our Moral Superiors won't see the need to dictate our behavior. Yet.
Do you see what this is really about? If not, let me tell you that this is really about, "We, who are Your Moral Superiors, have authority to dictate your behavior, your words and, indeed, your thoughts."The language of "rights" is not about freedom, but rather power. I tried to warn people about this in November 2008, but nobody listened, because Important Smart People (e.g., Nicolle Wallace) were telling Republicans to forget about that "social issues" stuff.
Things that almost no one predicted in 2003, when Justice Kennedy created the "emerging awareness" doctrine out of thin air to justify overturning the 1986 Bowers v. Hardwick decision, are now happening routinely.
Ayup. Next on their hit parade — forcing churches to sanction same-sex unions. The homosexuals won't be happy until religion is destroyed, because it stands between their desires and what's left of their consciences. Religion reminds the sinner of his failings, which hurts his precious feelings. And if progressive politics has taught us nothing else since the 1960s, feelings are the sine qua non of an allegedly oppressed minority's Absolute Moral Authority.
Remember when morality came from God? Yeah, me neither.
OK all my liberal friends. It's put up or shut up time. Yeah, I'm' talking to you. The Obama supporters. You know who you are.
Simple question. How many dead Christians are "enough?"
Because one dead black thug in Florida put you over the edge.
But barbecued Copts in Egypt are a White House punch line?
The White House's deputy press secretary today downplayed Muslim attacks on Christians in Egypt, joking about the savagery that has left at least six Christians dead.
Press secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News' correspondent, Ed Henry, if President Barack Obama has a "red line" beyond which he would act against Muslim attacks on Egyptian Christians.
"Well, I didn"t bring my red pen out with me today," Earnest joked.
Hardee har har. I guess if they weren't wearing hoodies their deaths don't count.
Not that an Official Obama Red Line is worth all that much anyway.
How to know that Syria is, in fact, using chemical weapons on its people: They did it on the one year anniversary of the "red line" warning. Anniversaries mean things. I don't support a Syrian intervention. I'm not sure a fascist Iranian-Russian puppet is any worse for America than the Al Qaeda superstate that would follow it. In fact it's probably "better." But if you're going to give "red line" warnings, you should kick ass when the line's crossed. We're just taking names. We've gone from the world's policeman to the world's hall monitor.
Go ahead Libs, defend your president. He speaks loudly and carries no stick. He's boxed in by his own Smart Diplomacy™. So golf it is!
Quite frankly I'm sick and tired of every one of you sycophantic shitheads shilling for your Lightworker Unicorn Healer laughingstock of a president.
No wait, I take that back. He's no laughinstock. He's a full-fledged operative for The Other Side. Muslim hegemony and a post-American world are his goals. His brother is The Muslim Brotherhood. He's pretty much the only guy outside of Al Qaeda still supporting Mohammed Morsi in Egypt. And his Secretary of State is committed to the destruction of Israel.
If there's an Islamist anywhere, Barack Obama is his best friend.
And you assholes still stick by him. Hell, you celebrate his subversion. You cheer when wealth is redistributed. Paul Krugman is your prophet. Chris Matthews is your poor excuse for a conscience.
Because White Guilt. Or limousine liberalism. And of course anti-colonialism aka the gospel according to Howard Zinn. It's your bible and your curse. You bought into the lies and you welcome every chance to further America's comeuppance.
When I rant like this my wife says I'm alienating our friends. Too fucking bad.
I am standing athwart History yelling "stop!" I am here ready to defend America against the hordes of liberal dilletantes forsaking real jobs to "give back" by enlisting in the Hitler Youth. I'd ask them to watch The Bridge on the River Kwai but they'd all sympathize with Col. Saito. Their teachers trained them well.
Feh. I am Commander Shears, the reluctant warrior who nonetheless does his duty. And I suffer no illusion that the products of our government schools would ever contemplate "what have I done?" before pulling the lever for yet another progressive democrat.
You gush over Hillary Clinton. But you refuse to remember Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, or Tyrone Woods. What difference does it make?
You laugh at reports of NSA surveillance — "I have nothing to hide!" — except you forget the DEA routinely vacuums up those NSA intercepts and it's quite likely your pot smoking ass is already on candid camera.
When they come to take away your house listen carefully. That'll be me, laughing.
I'm sick and tired of your preening sanctimony, pretending to care about the less fortunate, so long as it's my tax dollars going to pay for their food stamps because you don't give 5 cents of charity. Why should you? There's a government program for that! You call me "uncaring" because I don't talk about helping the less fortunate, what you don't know is that I just quietly do it.
Oh and by the way, Ronald Reagan said the best social program is a job. I agree with him. And yes there is a distinction between the lazy and the helpless. Sorry, but I've got no sympathy for lazy. But when it comes to your favorite government programs, lazy is the core constituency.
Then of course there is your Holy Sacrament of Abortion. Nothing can prevent your teenage daughter from murdering your grandchild! It's your hill to die on. Well you don't die. An innocent baby dies. And your soul. But no biggie, my Catholicism is another of those things you scoff at, along with religion in general. Except when your kid plays CYO basketball of course.
And so why not laugh along with Obama at dead Christians in Egypt? It's not like someone looked cross-eyed at a Muslim, right? That' a Hate Crime. And opposing Obama is racist. Rachel Maddow said so. And John Stewart told you the news, why read the facts?
Wanna take a stab at defending Fast And Furious? What's that? Bush started it? Yeah, now I know you're an idiot. Border Agent Brian Terry is dead, just a bump in the road, because Eric Holder wants gun confiscation and so do you.
Have you ever seen a gun? Fired one? Can you describe an "assault rifle?"
Didn't think so.
But you've got plenty of opinions about why I can't have one.
You'll find all sorts of emanations of penumbras in our "living Constitution" when it comes to abortion or gay "marriage" or Obamacare but you can't comprehend the 4 simple words "shall not be infringed." You wave the bloody shirt of Columbine or Newtown yet never bothered to learn that throughout history an armed populace is the only guarantee against tyranny.
Hell, you like tyranny. You willfully, and gleefully submit to the TSA. You care not one whit that the federal government is tracking every move you and your children make. They've created a massive database about your children — school records, test scores, homework completion rates, subsidized lunch participation, absences, teachers' evaluations, report cards. You name it, they're storing it. But The Bachelor is on, so you can't be bothered to read about that.
Obama used the IRS to steal the 2012 election. You don't care, because you love Obama. Nixon used the IRS to punish his enemies. You protested, because you hated Nixon.
Logic, it's not your strong suit.
Speaking of logic, remember when you were mad at Bush for Gitmo? It's still open. Yeah, didn't think you'd have anything to say about that either.
How about drones? You OK with President Dronekiller waxing Americans from 30,000 feet? Really? I thought you opposed the Death Penalty? Silly me, the Death Penalty is racist! Obama is The Chosen One, he can never be wrong.
Afghanistan, you used to complain about every American death. Cindy Sheehan was your poster girl for the anti-war movement. What ever happened to her? Do you care? Why isn't she camped out on Martha's Vineyard like she was in Crawford, Texas? For that matter, why aren't you? You're pro-war now?
More than twice as many Americans have died in Afghanistan under Obama then when Bush was president. Care to explain to me why that doesn't matter? Can you tell me why Captain Hope And Change still hasn't gotten us out of there like he promised?
You love Obamacare. You don't bother noticing your president has missed more than half of the statutory deadlines for its implementation. His failure is probably Bush's fault anyway.
Russia laughs at us. China ignores us. Obama's foreign policy is in tatters. But that's a feature, because a strong America in a stable world isn't his goal. And it's not yours either.
Our economy still sucks. That's Bush's fault too, right? Couldn't possibly have anything to do with your president's reliance on unicorns and rainbows instead of actual economic expertise. He's a Harvard man! He's smart! And Detroit? It's the blueprint for the future of your blue social model. Go ahead, try telling me it isn't where Obama wants all of us to live.
Because he's also a socialist, or worse. But you don't care about his demagogy so long as it's not you he's singling about.
I refuse to stand by silently while Obama destroys this nation.
And if that means you taunt me or ostracise my child, so be it. You talk about "tolerance." You just don't practice what you preach.
A group of substitute teachers in Mercer County have been told that national health care reform may take a large bite out of their earnings potential.
The Hamilton school district has told its substitute teachers they will be limited to working a maximum of four days a week in the coming school year because of the federal health reform law's future requirement that full-time employees be provided with health insurance.
A memo mailed to the substitutes in late June said that the restriction resulted from a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will require employers to provide affordable health insurance for full-time employees and their dependents. Full-time is defined as an average of 30 or more hours per week.
Oops. Sorry that it sucks to be you, but you bozos did vote for him, so it serves you right. Maybe somebody should've read his crap before they passed it.
And in other news, UPS has decided to ax dependent coverage for 15,000 spouses of white-collar workers. Why? Obamacare!
United Parcel Service Inc. plans to remove thousands of spouses from its medical plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere. The Atlanta-based logistics company points to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as a big reason for the decision, reports Kaiser Health News.
Rising medical costs, "combined with the costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, have made it increasingly difficult to continue providing the same level of health care benefits to our employees at an affordable cost," UPS said in a memo to employees.
Gee, you'd think the "Affordable Care Act" would make your health insurance actually affordable. Bwahahahaha!
Anyone here remember when Obama said, "If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what."
Yeah, me neither. Because everything Barack Obama says is a lie.
Including "and" and "the."
No doubt much to the chagrin of Joe DiVincenzo and George Norcross.
Gov. Chris Christie today delivered a strong endorsement of Republican Steve Lonegan, a former rival, for the U.S. Senate special election in October.
Despite the fiery attacks the two have traded over the years, Christie pledged to help Lonegan on the fundraising circuit, on the stump, and by deploying two of his top surrogates on the campaign trail: Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and interim U.S. Sen. Jeffrey Chiesa (R-N.J.), who is slated to endorse Lonegan on Wednesday.
"We still have too many people across America who have too much government in too much of their lives," Christie told a jam-packed crowd of Republicans assembled in the Hunterdon County GOP headquarters. "Steve will be a clear and powerful voice for putting people back in charge of the government, not government in charge of the people."
And he vowed to campaign again with Lonegan in the 60 days before the special U.S. Senate election, in which Lonegan faces the well-known and well-financed Newark mayor, Cory Booker. "This will not be the only time that Steve Lonegan and I will be together between now and the special election on Oct. 16," Cristie said.
OK, so I was wrong. My cynicism got the better of me there. Christie is going to help Lonegan. And as a proxy against Cory Booker, Chris Christie is indeed formidable.
Steve and I have believed and still believe in so many of the same things. We believe in lower taxes and limited government," Christie said. "We believe in people having more freedom to do the things that they believe are right for themselves and their families, without government interfering in those choices. We believe in a strong America, and a smart America, and a right America."
Who wrote that line? Mark Levin? Rand Paul? Because it's pure conservative gold.
Does anyone here think that Cory Booker believes in Freedom? Or Liberty?
"I know that Steve is going to give Cory Booker some tussle over the next 60 days," he said. "There is a clear choice between Steve Lonegan and Cory Booker for the United States Senate. One will support the president at every turn; the other will make principled judgments that he believes are not only in the best interests of America, but in the best interests of New Jersey, and that guy is Mayor Steve Lonegan."
If you believe the opinion polls, Cory Booker has apparently jumped out to a double-digit lead over Steve Lonegan.
Democrat Cory Booker is still carrying a double-digit lead over Republican Steve Lonegan in the U.S. Senate race, according to the first major poll released since the two won their parties' nominations last week.
The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll, released this morning, shows Booker — the Newark mayor — leading Lonegan 54 to 38 percent.
Patrick Murray, the director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said Booker is "in the driver's seat."
"We find that only about one in five voters are either undecided or say they'll change their mind right now." Murray told the Asbury Park Press. "You put all that together, and there's not a lot of room for movement in this electorate."
The media is already preparing for Booker's coronation. My guess is "one in five voters" have even heard of the upcoming special election and this poll is skewed by (a) New Jersey's typical knee-jerk propensity to vote Democrat and (b) a plethora of low-information voters.
So Steve Lonegan's job is to get his message out. Loud and clear.
I'll try to help. A vote for Lonegan is a vote for Liberty.
A vote for Booker is a vote for Obama. And Harry Reid. And NSA spying, IRS abuses, regulatory overreach, excessive spending, massive debt dumped on our children, Obamacare, gun confiscation, teachers unions, illegal aliens, green energy boondoggles, an imperial presidency, and Chicago-style politics.
But hey, maybe New Jersey likes soaring unemployment, a tattered economy, a looming health care fiasco, and Smart Diplomacy™.
Or, maybe we could look beyond credentials and flashy stunts to see where our country is headed and how guys like Cory Booker are the problem. Progressive policies got us into this mess (and yes, that includes the idiocy that was "compassionate conservatism"). Steve Lonegan eschews sound bites and simplistic solutions. He'll provide leadership and intellectual honesty.
Lonegan's message may not be what you want to hear. But it's what you need to hear.
Read Steve Lonegan on the issues. Then try telling me that he isn't exactly the right guy at the right time. Not just for New Jersey, but for America.
Wednesday October 16th vote Steve Lonegan for U.S. Senate. You'll
be glad you did.
Somebody has to pay for Obamacare. And that somebody is The Poor. About 106,000 of them, to be exact.
The bare-bones health insurance policy that's been the plan of choice for New Jerseyans who can't afford something better is set to go away next year, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
And what those policy holders will be left with may be a choice among pricey, pricier and priciest.
Well sure. Free healthcare ain't free. Even if they try calling it "affordable," guess what? It's not.
About 106,000 people in the Garden State are insured under what are known as "basic and essential," or B&E, health care plans, according to state data. Since 2003, all health insurers that operate in New Jersey's individual health market have been required sell these plans which, as their name implies, offer only a thin layer of coverage for things such as doctor's office visits and procedures that don't involve a hospital stay.
Catastrophic care. Not a bad choice if you're young and healthy.
But while B&E plans were meant to help young families get coverage and stanch the drop of enrollment in the individual health market, their relatively low price — as little as a couple hundred dollars a month for some people — made them the most popular option for those who don't get insurance through an employer or a government program such as Medicare or Medicaid. About 71 percent of those covered by the individual health market have a B&E plan.
They're low cost and wildly popular. So naturally they have to be eliminated.
In addition to requiring most everyone to carry health insurance, the Affordable Care Act — better known as Obamacare — starting next year will force health care plans to cover certain essential services while capping the out-of-pocket fees people pay in addition to their premiums.
As a result, after Dec. 31, insurers won't be able to sell or renew plans that don.t meet this litmus test. That includes B&E plans.
Silly consumer, you can't choose the health insurance that's best for you. The government will dictate what you can buy. And who cares if it's 3 or 4 times as expensive as what you've got now? You'll get free birth control!
B&E plans currently cost as little as $150 a month for a single male under 25 years old, the cheapest New Jerseyan to insure, according to the insurance department's data. Families in which the parents are in their early 40s can get B&E coverage with a rider for around $1,100 a month. So can two adults in their early 60s.
By comparison, people can easily pay three or four times that amount for a standard health policy on the individual market, said Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University. And rates for these plans have climbed at a steady clip over the years.
Obamacare — you get less than half the value at more than twice the price!
Oh, but, wait, B&E plans don't pay for prenatal care!
The most basic B&E plan, for example, provides each covered person just $600 for wellness services; $700 for physician's visits for injuries and illnesses; and $500 for diagnostic tests, immunizations and other procedures done outside a hospital. On top of that, there's no coverage for prenatal care, chemotherapy and ambulance services, among other things.
Sacre bleu! Young healthy kids don't use chemotherapy. And senior citizens aren't clamoring for prenatal care. Clearly the government needs to step in and re-educate them before they make more rational choices.
Like military intelligence, the "Affordable Care Act" will go down in history
as one of the greatest oxymorons of all time. Alas it's too late for all you
Obama voters to learn what I've been saying all along: free stuff is expensive.
Starting next year Obamacare is going to add 300,000 people to New Jersey's Medicaid rolls. Alas, there aren't any doctors volunteering to treat them.
Beginning in January, the Affordable Care Act is expected to open the door to 300,000 low-income New Jerseyans to get health coverage through Medicaid, but a recent survey found the majority of Garden State doctors won't be willing to treat them.
Fifty-four percent of primary care doctors and 56.5 percent of specialists in New Jersey said they did not plan to accept any new Medicaid patients in the coming year — more than any other state, according to a July report in the monthly publication Health Affairs.
Can you guess why?
Medical groups say there's no mystery behind New Jersey doctors' lack of interest: The meager reimbursement rates.
Obamacare doesn't pay.
While Medicaid is a federal program, states also help pay the tab — and each determines how much doctors and other health care providers are reimbursed.
New Jersey pays a doctor $23.50 for an office visit with a Medicaid patient.
The Feds were supposed to bump up Medicaid reimbursements for at least two years. The Affordable Care Act explicitly requires it. But, and this isn't really a surprise, Dear Leader put the kibosh on that and blamed the Sequester.
Because, you know, he can unilaterally rewrite the law anytime he wants and his sycophants just smile with rapture. Meanwhile in the Real World his tyranny has actual consequences. And that means he can hand out 300,000 new Medicaid cards but they won't be worth the plastic they're made of.
Sorry Obamabots, the doctor won't see you now.
Last week Chris Christie took a chainsaw to the Second Amendment, signing 10 feel-good knee-jerk bills to further restrict New Jerseyans' constitutional rights. Because, you know, Newtown.
But yesterday he wrapped himself in the flag whilst pompously proclaiming his undying love for "lawful recreational pastimes" as he conditionally vetoed 3 more anti-gun measures.
After months of pressure from both sides of the gun control debate, Gov. Chris Christie today refused to sign three controversial gun control measures sitting on his desk — including a version of a weapon ban that he had called for.
Christie altered two bills, sending them back to the Legislature — a massive measure (S2723) known as state Senate President Stephen Sweeney's "centerpiece" to overhaul the way the state issues firearms ID cards, and legislation to require New Jersey law enforcement agencies to report information on lost, stolen and discarded guns to federal databases (A3797).
But the governor completely axed a bill that would ban the Barrett .50 caliber rifle(A3659), which is the most powerful weapon commonly available to civilians. Christie had called for a ban on future sales of the weapon in his own package of violent prevention measures outlined in April.
In his veto message delivered this evening, Christie said that his proposal to ban the weapon was more narrowly tailored than the bill the Legislature passed, which would have also required owners to give them up.
"Tellingly, the Legislature points to no instance of this class of firearms being used by even a single criminal in New Jersey," Christie wrote. "The wide scope of this total ban, therefore, will not further public safety, but only interfere with lawful recreational pastimes."
Now the "conditional veto" is an interesting animal. It's not a solid "no." It's more like a "definite maybe." Christie sends the bills back to the state legislature along with an itemized list of changes. If the legislature passes his changes then the whole thing becomes law.
He's trying to have his cake and eat it too. The Democrats will take the heat for restricting our rights and Christie can wave his veto messages in front of the rubes in Iowa and New Hampshire when he runs for president.
I sure hope they aren't dumb enough to fall for it.
Two days after winning his party's nomination for U.S. Senate Cory Booker is already pandering to La Raza. Senor Mayor has decreed that Newark, NJ will no longer detain illegal aliens.
The Newark Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in New Jersey to refuse the federal government's requests to detain people accused of minor crimes who are suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, according to immigration advocates.
In enacting the policy, Newark becomes the latest city to opt out of the most controversial part of the "Secure Communities" program implemented by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in 2011, which allows the agency to ask local police to hold any suspect for up to 48 hours if their immigration status is called into question.
"Secure Communities" was designed to enhance ICE's ability to track dangerous criminals who are undocumented immigrants. Under the policy the Department of Homeland Security reviews fingerprints collected by local police during an arrest, which then allows ICE to issue the detainer requests.
So if you're an American citizen with outstanding parking tickets from East Nowhereville Idaho the Newark PD will run a warrant check and slap on the cuffs.
But if you swam across the Rio Grande and avoided paying taxes for the past 15 years they'll send you on your way with an apology and a smile.
Yeah, that sounds right.
Ain't it great that the police can decide which laws they're gonna enforce?
Hey, why not? It isn't like El Presidente is a stickler for the law either, right?
And really, does anyone believe this policy wasn't unveiled today to help
Cory Booker appeal to the open-borders crowd? I bet Marco Rubio can't wait
to shake his hand.
No, this is not a joke. It is your New Reality. Sign up for Obamacare, and HHS storm troopers will invade your house.
According to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted.
The Health and Human Services' website states that your family will be targeted if you fall under the "high-risk" categories below:
Of course they're targeting veterans, because they're afraid of folks who'll stand up to tyranny. Pre-emptively put the fear of Obama into 'em and they'll turn into good little sheeple like the democrats.
This is not a "voluntary" program. The eligible entity receiving the grant for performing the home visits is to identify the individuals to be visited and intervene so as to meet the improvement benchmarks.
Guess what "tobacco users," the Nudge Czar wants a word with you.
And no, you can't refuse to meet the improvement benchmarks.
What happened to our "right to privacy?"
Has anyone seen Freedom lately?
Because if you had any doubts about Obama's determination to install a police
state, you'd better wake up right now.
With friends like Chris Christie do Republicans need enemies? Because Christie plans to sit on his hands while Steve Lonegan battles Cory Booker for Frank Lautenberg's old Senate seat.
New Jersey governor's allies say he will offer an endorsement, but no campaign appearances or fundraising help.
An endorsement to whom?
Please tell me he isn't going to endorse Booker. Please?
Don't hold your breath Wysocki.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finds himself in an awkward situation as he mulls whether to offer any support to his party's tea-party Republican Senate nominee, Steve Lonegan, against his Democratic friend and off-and-on political ally, Cory Booker.
Lonegan, who cruised to victory in Tuesday's Republican primary, has a frosty relationship with Christie, dating back to his primary challenge to the governor in the 2009 campaign. Just this week, Lonegan earned a public scolding from Christie for his campaign's racially tinged tweet attacking Booker. "This is a governor who calls it like he sees it," said a source close to Christie. "When Steve Lonegan says something and reporters want the governor's reaction, he'll tell people what he thinks."
We know what Chris Christie thinks. Chris Christie thinks Cory Booker will make a damn fine U.S. Senator, that's what Chris Christie thinks.
What Chris Christie says remains to be seen. My guess is "not much."
Remember when they said Obamacare was gonna save you money? Yeah, not so fast.
The Obama administration has quietly delayed another major provision of the federal health care overhaul, pushing off until 2015 a mandatory cap on out-of-pocket costs for individuals.
The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the administration is giving some insurers a one-year grace period to adhere to the limit, which otherwise would have capped individual costs at $6,350 a year and gone into effect in 2014. The change means some insurers could set higher limits or set no limit at all on out-of-pocket costs during that period.
According to the Times, the decision to delay the cap on costs was made because many employers said they needed to upgrade their computer systems. The issue was they used different systems to administer both medical coverage and drug coverage, and they were not set up to "aggregate" all the money an individual spends out of pocket.
As a consequence of the delay, some health plans in 2014 reportedly will be able to keep separate caps for both medical care and drug plans, or have no cap at all.
The decision raises concerns that, at least for next year, the health care law will not save people as much money as President Obama claimed. On the campaign trail, Obama has touted caps on out-of-pocket costs as a selling point.
Hey rube! He got your vote, why should he make good on his empty promises?
I guess they had to pass Obamacare to find out what's in it is too hard for their computer guys to implement.
Alas, it was his gubernatorial predecessor in this classic scene:
Joseph: [to Phoebe] Boys have a penis, and girls have a vagina.
Phoebe: [to Kimble] Well, I see you've covered the basics.
"The basics?" They aren't nearly so basic anymore, thanks to Jerry Brown and the Transgender Translators:
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a controversial bill into law Monday afternoon allowing the state's transgender public school students to choose which bathrooms they use and whether they participate in boy or girl sports.
The law would cover the state's 6.2 million elementary and high school kids in public schools.
Supporters say the law will help cut down on bullying against transgender students, The families of transgender students have been waging local battles with school districts around the country over what restrooms and locker rooms their children can use.
"Now, every transgender student in California will be able to get up in the morning knowing that when they go to school as their authentic self they will have the same fair chance at success as their classmates," Masen Davis, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center said.
So there you have it. To cover the basics you need a kindergartener. To be your "authentic self" you need the assistance of a Transgender Law Center.
Because in California, girls have a penis and boys have a vagina.
Really. The governor said so.
California is like a bowl of granola. Take away the fruits and nuts and all
you've got left are the flakes.
Remember when Steve Lonegan was New Jersey's conservative rock star?
He still is, of course. And he'll cruise to the GOP nomination in tomorrow's race to replace Frank "Weekend-at-Bernies" Lautenberg.
So why are all my Tea Party buds shilling for Alieta Eck?
Beats the crap outta me. They're deluded if they think she can win the nomination, let alone take on Cory Booker / Frank Pallone / Rush Holt / Sheila Oliver / Generic Democrat Obamabot.
Yet not a day goes by that I don't get another email or phone call exhorting me to ditch Lonegan and vote for Eck. Here's my answer — stop wasting my time. Stop wasting your time! Alieta Eck will never sit in the Senate. Never. Write it down so you don't forget.
Steve Lonegan was the Tea Party before the Tea Party was cool. He's been out in front of the fight for smaller government. He (alas unsuccessfully) tried to break New Jersey's cycle of borrow and spend budgeting. He's forgotten more about real world economics than Paul Krugman will ever know. He stood up to Chris Christie from Day One. And of course he was right.
Where was Alieta Eck during all that? More importantly, why is she a better candidate than someone who's been fighting for our side through thick and thin? Do we abandon our champion at his moment of triumph?
No, I don't think so.
I'm sure Dr. Eck's heart is in the right place. But this is not the time for dissent in the ranks. We have a real chance to elect a true conservative from New Jersey and begin the process of putting Dingy Harry Reid out to pasture.
Steve Lonegan can win. Alieta Eck can't.
It really is as simple as that.
Steve Lonegan for U.S. Senate. Because Cory Booker's coronation is not
inevitable, if we stick together and work our butts off.
If it's racist to ask for ID to vote, it's gotta be racist to ask for ID to buy nail polish remover, right?
CVS pharmacy customers are being asked for identification when they buy nail polish remover, WPRI 12 News reports.
The policy, which has been rolled out across southern New England in the past few weeks, means customers must show ID and will be limited on the number of bottles of remover they can purchase, according to the station.
The drugstore chain says the rule is an attempt to curb the making of illegal methamphetamine, and issued this statement, according to the station:
"Because acetone is an ingredient used in the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine, we recently implemented a policy that a valid ID must be presented to purchase acetone-containing products such as nail polish remover. Our policy also limits the sale of these products in conjunction with other methamphetamine precursors and is based on various regulations requiring retailers to record sales of acetone."
Except ... the FDA does not require that CVS record acetone purchases. CVS is just acting on their own volition, which they are of course free to do, because they're racists who like to annoy their customers, or something.
I'm sure Eric Holder will be investigating CVS for civil rights violations any minute now. Al Sharpton's gonna drag Tawana Brawley out of mothballs to protest! Oprah's producers are actively seeking victims for her to interview! Kathleen Sebelius is considering a new nail-polish-remover-mandate for Obamacare!
Because let's face it, only a racist would want to infringe on the
constitutional right of minority women to change their nail polish more often
than you or I change our socks, right?
Sheesh. I go on vacation for 5 lousy days and Chris Christie decides to take a chainsaw to the Second Amendment. Again. Just what kind of "conservative" is he? I mean, what part of "shall not be infringed" is unclear to His Rotundness?
Ten useless bills, all further tightening New Jersey's already draconian gun laws, were passed by the Democrats in our state legislature. And Christie signed every single damned one.
The most far-reaching measures Christie signed would tighten New Jersey's gun laws:
· Upgrade the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm to a first-degree crime. The unlawful possession of machine guns, handguns and assault firearms had been a second-degree crime and third-degree offense in the case of rifles and shotguns. The bill also increase mandatory minimum sentences for such offenses by six months. (S2804).
· Make the crime of firearms trafficking subject to the No Early Release Act, which requires offenders to serve at least 85 percent of their terms. The bill (S2468) also requires authorities to seize cars used to smuggle weapons into the state and increases penalties to at least 18 months in prison for dealers who knowingly sell guns to customers disqualified from possessing them.
· Allow authorities to impound cars if an occupant illegally possesses a weapon. The bill (S2468) also allows authorities to impound cars used in cases of prostitution and buying or selling illegal drugs.
· Increase penalties for those who unlawfully sell or give a gun to an underage person from a third-degree crime to second-degree offense with a minimum mandatory prison sentence of five years. (S1279).
· Disqualify people on the federal terrorist watch list from owning guns, which is the only gun-related bill (A3687) Christie has commented on.
So now you can't give your kid a gun. If you do, Christie will take away your car. Sounds reasonable!
And screwing up the paperwork on a firearms transfer now lands you in the slammer for a longer sentence than if you'd shot somebody.
But rest assured America. Those of us on the Terrorist Watch List (ie, every Tea Partyer you've ever met) are now prohibited from owning a gun. We're supposed to placidly turn in the guns we already (legally, at the time) bought. Confiscation! Here they come.
The government wants to make sure their "enemies" (we used to be called "patriots") can't resist their tyranny.
Christie also signed S2720, the lohud.com wet dream bill, making local firearms permit applications "public information." The better to prepare for statewide confiscation dontcha know. Now every gun permit will come with your picture in the paper. I can't wait for the know-nothings to start protesting outside my house, how about you?
These laws won't do Thing One to combat Actual Crime. Because the bad guys don't follow the laws we already have. But they'll make "criminals" out of plenty of our law-abiding citizens. Which'll show Chris Christie is tough on gun violence! And he'll have the arrest statistics to prove it. Even if that means the Second Amendment is null and void in the Peoples' Republic of New Jersey.
Chris Christie is a Republican only a Democrat could love. And he'll
never get my vote for president.
Does Lance actually read WyBlog? I only ask because then the answer to his question would be glaringly obvious.
Before we accept the results of this survey, I think we better find out exactly how many times Chris Wysocki voted.
Chris Christie named U.S. .hottest politician.
Quinnipiac University is out with a new type of poll Monday, surveying the "hottest politicians" in the country.
In the poll of voter attitudes toward the country's major political figures, the "hottest" are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The perfect power couple! Chris and Hillary sitting in a tree. K-i-s-s-i-n-g.
Dude, for the record, as a presidential candidate I think Chris Christie makes an excellent governor of New Jersey.
As for Hillary Clinton, since this is ostensibly a family-friendly blog, I'll
refrain from revealing my true feelings. Let's just say, the farther back into
a cave that she goes, the hotter she becomes. All the way to the center of the
earth, if you get my drift.
It's an Obama World, we just live with the consequences.
What's the little-known fact about roughly one out of six of the private-sector jobs added in New Jersey last year?
They won't last. Employment in the temporary job market accounted for around 15 percent to 22 percent of the gains in the state's private sector last year, according to a Star-Ledger analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Experts say New Jersey employers are hiring more temp workers because of the state's sluggish recovery from the recession. The state's economy has grown slower than the national average, while its overall unemployment rate has stayed higher. One of the few bright spots has been in temp help, which has gained back all the jobs it lost, and then some.
"Right now, employers are looking to date. They're not looking to get married," said Patrick O'Keefe, a former deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor and now director of economic research at CohnReznick in Roseland.
Gee, I wonder what would prompt employers to refrain from hiring full-time workers? Oh, right, Obamacare. It exempts part-timers and temp workers from its mandates and penalties. Add in Dear Leader's socialist tax policies, which punish small business owners via an effective tax rate in excess of 50%, and even a blind man could see why hiring temp workers is the only way to go.
Government has priced full-time employees out of the job market.
But hey, the unemployment rate is down! And Obama gets to claim the credit!
Woo Hoo! Can you feel the Hope and Change yet?
Remember when I said Adam and Steve wouldn't be happy until they could sashay down the aisle at Saint Patrick's Cathedral? Well, Gator Doug proves me right.
Wealthy gay dad, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, says he and his civil partner Tony will go to court to force churches to host gay weddings. He told the Essex Chronicle that he will take legal action because "I am still not getting what I want." A Government Bill legalising gay marriage passed Parliament recently but it included measures to protect churches from being forced to perform same-sex weddings. Mr Drewitt-Barlow said: "The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church. It is a shame that we are forced to take Christians into a court to get them to recognise us." He added: "It upsets me because I want it so much — a big lavish ceremony, the whole works, I just don't think it is going to happen straight away. As much as people are saying this is a good thing I am still not getting what I want."
They're suing a church to impose their immorality. Religious freedom be damned! This is "gay rights!" And they claim the "right" to piss all over our religion. Just so they can get what they "want."
Spoiled little brats, that's what these two pretentious poofters are. They demand respect, but can't imagine showing one iota of it towards anyone else. It's "my way or the hershey highway" in drama-queen-land.
Listen up numbnuts. Take your quest for queer "equality" to the local mosque.
Let me know how that works out for you. Oh, wait. You pick on Christians because
you know we'll take you semi-seriously. So let me spell it out for you. The
government says you can "marry" whoever you want. Bully for you. One day
you'll have to explain yourself to The Man Upstairs. And He's got rules
for this sort of thing. Rules that no lawsuit could ever overturn. No matter
what you want.
The people who employ Paul Krugman to lecture us on how our economy ought to work are also incredibly savvy investors.
In 1993 Pinch Sulzberger bought the Boston Globe for $1.1 billion dollars.
Today he sold it for $70 million.
Seven cents on the dollar.
Sounds about what a Keynesian government program produces in economic "stimulus," right? Because when a tax dollar goes to DC and only 7 cents comes out Herr Doktor Professor Krugman dances with glee around the multiplier tree.
Don't try to understand why. You don't have a Nobel Prize in economics.
But you could probably get one, I hear Krugman listed his on EBay for
7 cents on the dollar too.
But trust them, they're "loath" to do it, honest.
Law-enforcement officials in the U.S. are expanding the use of tools routinely used by computer hackers to gather information on suspects, bringing the criminal wiretap into the cyber age.
The FBI develops some hacking tools internally and purchases others from the private sector. With such technology, the bureau can remotely activate the microphones in phones running Google's Android software to record conversations, one former U.S. official said. It can do the same to microphones in laptops without the user knowing, the person said. Google declined to comment.
The bureau typically uses hacking in cases involving organized crime, child pornography or counterterrorism, a former U.S. official said. It is loath to use these tools when investigating hackers, out of fear the suspect will discover and publicize the technique, the person said.
Big Brother was a piker compared to Barack Obama.
There is no way these techniques aren't being widely deployed in pursuit of Dear
Leader's enemies. And in case you haven't been paying attention, his enemies
Aparently their new mission is to protect Obama, and themselves, from congressional scrutiny.
CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.
Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.
Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.
CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency.s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.
Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency's missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency's workings.
The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.
It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.
In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, "You don't jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well."
It's the Chicago Way. Intimidation. Threats. Retaliation.
First Obama made the survivors sign non-disclosure agreements.
But he still doesn't trust them. So he's upped the ante. Talk to Congress and he'll hurt your children.
A severely injured Navy Seal was left on the consulate roof for 20 hours, bleeding profusely form his leg, while Dear Leader flew to Las Vegas and back for a campaign appearance. All military assets were ordered to stand down until Hillary Clinton could frame an obscure filmmaker for "inciting" the carnage.
Incidentally, Mr. Nakoula is still in jail.
Baghdad Bob Jay Carney would still have us believe that
"a phony scandal."
Phony scandals don't come home in body bags.
Phony scandals don't need scapegoats.
And phony scandals don't transform the CIA from protectors of Americans around
the world into vigilantes for the regime.
He says he doesn't have enough money to let school children tour the White House. But that doesn't stop Barack Obama from throwing another $148 million of our tax dollars at Hamas.
With a stroke of his pen,
Dictator President Barack Obama
paved the way for more aid to the Palestinian Authority on Friday, waiving
congressional restrictions on funding to the organization — again.
Citing the United States' "national security interests," the president signed an executive order providing $148 million to the Palestinian Authority. That is in addition to the $500 million Obama authorized just four months ago, also in apparent violation of congressional authority. At that time, Secretary of State John Kerry said he would like to see an additional $200 million go to the Palestinian group, according to The Washington Times.
Paying Hamas to kill Jews is one of America's "national security interests" now.
Here's an example of Your Tax Dollars At Work:
Children taught to hate. Caliph Barack I has never been prouder.