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Sure it’s a coincidence: two critics of #Obamacare audited by IRS

Posted by: Phineas on December 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Hey, remember when President Obama told his followers to punch back against their enemies “twice as hard?” Or when he joked about setting the IRS on his critics? Maybe it’s not such a joke. Via Mark Steyn: A couple of weeks back, cancer patient Bill Elliot, in a defiant appearance on Fox […]


#Benghazi: consulate staff pleaded for help during attack

Posted by: Phineas on November 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s enough to make one want to punch a wall in frustration: State Department employees at the Benghazi compound knew they were in a death trap and made a series of radio distress calls to the CIA annex during the terror assault last year, according to congressional sources familiar with recent testimony […]


#Benghazi: attackers knew where the “secret” safe room was

Posted by: Phineas on November 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas As if we needed more proof that there was no way this was the product of some “spontaneous” demonstration in protest against a video hardly anyone saw, one of the survivors has testified that the jihadis knew their way around the compound, including where the ambassador’s “safe room” was: The terrorists who […]


#Benghazi: about that 60 minutes retraction

Posted by: Phineas on November 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a 60 Minutes report that appeared to blow large holes in the Obama administration’s story about what happened the night of September 11th, 2012, when our consulate in Benghazi was attacked and four Americans, including he ambassador, were killed. The report featured, but wasn’t […]


#Benghazi: “60 Minutes” report devastates administration lies

Posted by: Phineas on October 28, 2013 at 6:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The Obama administration had plenty of warning that  something was coming and did nothing. That’s the upshot of this CBS video report that aired last night on 60 Minutes. The men interviewed by reporter Lara Logan, British security specialist “Morgan Jones” (a pseudonym), Green Beret LTC Andy Wood, who was among the […]


Fast and Furious: “walked” grenade used in firefight that killed three Mexican cops

Posted by: Phineas on October 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas More murderous fruit of a “felony stupid” operation: CBS News has learned of a shocking link between a deadly drug cartel shootout with Mexican police last week and a controversial case in the U.S. The link is one of the grenades used in the violent fight, which killed three policemen and four cartel members […]


The Snowden Scandal: Blazing Incompetence

Posted by: Phineas on October 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This reminds me frighteningly of the communications breakdowns that enabled the 9/11 attacks. Has no one learned anything? Apparently not: Just as Edward J. Snowden was preparing to leave Geneva and a job as a C.I.A. technician in 2009, his supervisor wrote a derogatory report in his personnel file, noting a distinct […]


#IRS: Lois Lerner negotiating for immunity?

Posted by: Phineas on September 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, this is interesting: IRS scandal figure Lois Lerner is negotiating through her lawyers with Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about possibly gaining immunity to testify again in the committee’s investigative hearings. “The Chairman did not adjourn the hearing, he recessed it. Ms. Lerner remains under subpoena. The Committee […]


Convenient: Lois Lerner retires, effective immediately

Posted by: ST on September 23, 2013 at 7:22 pm » 5 Comments

Via Fox News: WASHINGTON –  Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the heart of the scandal involving the targeting of Tea Party groups, is retiring. Lerner, who headed the division in the tax-collecting agency that handles applications for tax-exempt status, had been placed on paid administrative leave in May. Calls for her dismissal came almost […]


Shameful: Democrats leave hearing before testimony of #Benghazi victims’ families

Posted by: Phineas on September 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Katie Pavlich nails it: It’s spitting on their graves. During the second portion of a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing about Benghazi Thursday on Capitol Hill, the majority of Democrats on the Committee left the room and refused to listen to the testimony of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods. Ms. Smith […]