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Balkanization

Or…

Why the IRS matters.

The BIG question is, does the IRS scandal matter?

I say yes, it does.

Here’s why:

For almost 100 years the Left in this country has spent untold treasure, and untold man hours, crafting arguments that pit one group against another.

The creation and nurturing of these groups is called Balkanization.

It is the political tactic of getting individuals to identify with a small group sharing similar interests, then pitting them against other small groups who seem to oppose said interests.  The outcome of this manipulation, they hope, is to gain one or the other small groups support in the form of money, and votes, come election time.  We have all seen this.  While it is certainly found on both sides of the aisle, it is the sole motivator used by the Socialists.  It is the proverbial “Us vs. Them”, whomever that may be.  The reason this is the foundation of Socialist politics can be found when individuals educate themselves as to what Socialism is… then recoil in disgust.  Because of this common reaction to Progressive ideology, they are left with identity politics.

The upside for the Statist Left is it distracts us from the paramount task of protecting our Natural Right to Indivdual Feedom and Liberty as outlined in our Founding Documents… what is otherwise a unifying cause.

There is fantastic writing on this phenomena out there, so will I not bore you.

But, what makes the IRS scandal important is the unifying effect it has on the population.  No matter who you are, if you are productive in any way, you are afraid of the IRS.  They have enjoyed that power, fostered it since their inception.  The rub for Liberals lies in the Unity part…

When your entire political success relies on small groups that you keep mad at those you consider your enemy, things start to fall apart when everybody unites.  And, everybody is uniting in outrage over the IRS scandal.  This makes for a very interesting tap dance the Left must perform in order to retain their base (by feigning outrage along with them) while also trying to defend and preserve the fear the IRS reputation evokes.  They must have a complicated, unintelligible, unnavigable tax code allowing unlimited power over the population and it’s productivity.  Socialism requires “special people” with the authority to redistribute wealth.

If you doubt me, you will have plenty of opportunity to see for yourself over the next week or so.  During the hearings look for your local Leftist and count the number of “but’s” in their statements and questions.  In other words, they will start by saying how unbelievable… horrible… terrible… it is for the IRS to target certain groups “BUT”… and then they will go on to defend its legality, or justify it in some way.  They simply cannot lose the power of the IRS.  Liberals on both sides of the aisle know and love the power they find in the U.S. tax code.

For the Socialists, government exists to take your money and give it to someone else… and you’re supposed to love it.  Or at the very least fear it.  Caligula had a famous quote; “Let them Hate me, so long as they Fear me.”

So yes, this scandal matters.  And I think it matters in a very big way.

In a Global way… in a Macro sense…

In fact, the timing could not be better… well, it could have been better.  It could have happened 50 years ago.  Anyway, it was not long ago that those who supported ideas like the Gold Standard were dismissed (after Nixon) to crazy-ville by the Liberal Left.  But time has allowed for many additional alternatives regarding taxation, from flat to consumption.

Many more individuals have become interested in the function of money.  These two facts only make it harder for those who have anointed themselves the smartest people in the room to do as they wish in regard to our economy.  Education has that effect.

So it brings us to today…

The Left has no choice but to try to shut down this IRS scandal.

They cannot afford all of us getting together and opposing something so important to the foundation of their Ideology.  The power of taxation cannot be modified in any way that reduces their ability to redistribute wealth.

They cannot afford alternative ideas designed to fund government functions which do not require one human forcing their subjective decisions upon other humans.  The individual cannot become more independent through the reduction of bureaucratic oversight and punishment.

They cannot afford to have this discussion continue much longer… particularly now that many of us know Liberals exist on both sides of the aisle and no longer fall for the old trick of party identity, but instead have endeavored to gain some ideological understanding.

While it’s a bit late, I’m happy it’s happening.

Cheers to the IRS and the Elitists who run it!  All the better to see you with…

(052013)

It appears the current Mayor DeBlasio of New York is also tap dancing…


Please Impeach Me.

Or at the very least, please try… PLEASE!

My Fellow American’s,

Painting my enemies Racist is the only way I’ll be able to help turn out the vote for my Fellow Democrat Socialists across the country during the Mid-Term Elections.

So… What more do I need to do?

I’m making up Law as I go…

I’ve perpetuated the collapse of the Economy…

I’ve devalued your Dollar…

I’ve Doubled the National Debt…

I tapped the Phones and E-mail accounts of over 100 Reporters…

I Destroyed the legal concept of Property Rights…

I handed Billions of your Dollars to Solar Energy Companies I knew would Fail because they were my friends and donors…

Every Country who Hated us before still Hates us and I’ve even added a few…

I tried to start a War with Syria…

I’m refusing to fire people who sent the Guns to Mexican Drug Cartels and Left one of my Ambassador’s to Die in Benghazi…

I’m putting the most heinous Progressive Liberal’s I can find in every position of power I can Find…

I let North Korea go Nuclear…

I’m going to do the same thing for Iran because it’s only Fair…

My Department of Homeland Security is militarizing for no apparent reason…

I’ve invited every Socialist world over to come hang out with me in the White House…

I’ve spent enormous amounts of Taxpayer dollars on my Travels to Hawaii and beyond…

I’ve thrown extravagant parties hosting only the biggest in Hollywood Glitterati, at your expense…

I Golf more than George Bush…

My TSA is feeling up your daughter… and your mother…

I’m still using the IRS to target those who show any opposition to me or my policies…

I’ve assassinated American Citizens overseas with Drones…

I’ve made sure the Attorney General doesn’t enforce laws I don’t like…

I’ve Destroyed what was once the greatest Health Care System on the planet…

I Single handedly changed the definition of Transparency to mean Opaque…

I’ve kept Gitmo open for business…

I still do tons of business with Haliburton…

My National Security Agency is collecting every bit of your information… and keeping it just in case…

We’re still in Afghanistan…

I’ve handed Iraq back to Al Qaeda because their calling themselves something different…

I’ve sent the word out to Future Democrat Voters… sorry… the Innocent Children of Latin America that Our borders are wide open and come on in… no paperwork necessary…

I traded Five of the Deadliest Taliban Leaders on the Face of the Planet for a Deserter…

I ordered the VA to hide all the bad stories you’ve heard for years so I could Punish the rest of the American Public with Socialized Medicine.

Of all people I put John Kerry in charge of the State Department… John Kerry!

I’ve thrown open the borders so hundreds of thousands of people could come into the United States and live off your dime with the expectation they will get to vote as Democrats.

Hell, I even sent the gifted bust of Winston Churchill back to the British!  They tried to tell me it was okay and I could keep it, but I insisted!

For God’s sake, I Gave the Queen of England a complete catalogue of My speeches…

What more do I have to do to you people!?

I can’t have any more Libertarian, Constitutional Originalist, Types taking control of the House AND the Senate!

Seriously, help a Leftist out.  I’m running out of time!  Pull your heads out and start Impeachment Proceedings!  Now!

Please!

Sincerely,

BO

 

(Originally posted 021114)


Clawback

A word Liberals came up with… so let’s use it.

Lois Lerner decided to “retire” after being on paid leave since May.

For those of you who are catching up… Lois Lerner was the person responsible for using the Internal Revenue Service to punish those with “inappropriate” political views.

I want the money back. Since it is also yours… you should want it back too.

And, as far as Ms. Lerner’s ability to “retire”? Unless she is “retiring” to take tennis lessons at a Federal Minimum Security Facility, I’m not interested.


Could They just be having a little Fun?

Is it possible that the Terrorist A-Holes are having a little fun with the United States?

Is it possible that they set out to determine the extent of which their lines of communication have been compromised?

The latest alert the public has been given which basically states “There could be a Terrorist attack, Somewhere at Sometime… we think, because they sure are talking a lot.” is as absurd as it sounds.

Of course there could be a Terrorist attack somewhere at sometime. This is always the case.

Nothing New Here.

Or is this an all out effort to save the NSA Domestic Spying program?

Might be both.

This Administration is desperately trying to tie the Domestic Spying Program together with our spying efforts abroad.

They are not connected.

They want you to believe terminating one spells doom for the entire program.

It does not.

The fact that having supercomputers read, and listen, to every electronic communication made by Innocent Americans is unconstitutional seems to escape far to many us. The added fact that all of your communications are being archived, just in case the Government decides you’ve done something wrong (like voting for the wrong party?  Not donating enough to the right one?  Saying something out loud which is just mean?  Starting a group that teaches people about the Constitution… oh, wait… they’re already doping that.) also seems to lack the frightening impact it should have.

Now we are learning that practically every agency has used this information.

It is being received with yawns…  and trial coverage of people who deserve nothing more than being ignored and forgotten, guilty or innocent.

This is just a thought piece.

I simply can’t explain how we have gone from proper outrage at such a discovery to acceptance to acquiescence in a few short weeks.

Scary… all of it.


Short Attention Span

I’ve already forgotten:

We’re bankrupt.
We’re printing money, and paying bills with it, because we don’t have any.
We’re playing with the unemployment numbers and the best we can do is call it “crappy” where it was once called “criminal”.
We’ve Socialized Medicine and it’s costing all of us more money than ever before… but Socialism always works, so no problem.
We’ve sent Assault Rifles to Mexican Drug Cartels and it’s OK.
We have a new “unspoken” policy of allowing our Diplomats overseas to be Murdered.
We have completely given up all Rights to Privacy and apparently condone the NSA spying on us.
We believe the IRS should be able to target Americans based on their political beliefs.
We agree that we need a Domestic Military, called DHS, designed to apply force within our borders.
We enjoy being groped at the airport by the individuals who could not qualify to be police officers.
We continue to believe the housing market collapse was caused by “greedy” banks.
We think there are still people starving in the United States while facing an Obesity Epidemic.
We’ve decided that what used to be called welfare is actually an earned benefit.
We think a consensus is an appropriate replacement for the scientific method.

We believe it when our politicians tell us they will do something.

What was I talking about?


Alphabet Soupgate.

The IRS, DOJ, DOD, CIA, BATFE and next up is the EPA…

Could the Liberal Blitzkrieg have encountered a Republican Winter?

It looks like they might be stalled right outside of their Social Utopia.

I tapped out a little ditty a while back regarding the pulling out of all the stops by the Leftists in Government.  I accused the Republicans (most of which I hold in low regard) of doing nothing to stop what was evident to every sober American… as well as me.

What I failed to take into account was the ability for the Progressives to over-reach.  And, over-reach they have.

It looks to me like the Republicans have no choice but to confront what seems to be the Hydrant Blasting abuse of power and Supercilious Subterfuge being conducted by the minions of Socialism.  It appears that all that Community Organizing has been a bit too effective in motivating the Useful Idiots.

Given the scandals at:

The IRS – targeting groups with Constitution and Patriot in their names because they are considered “the opposition” to the Administration.

The DOJ – using the power of government to covertly investigate members of the press while intimidated their sources.

The DOD – and it’s ties to the lack of response, and subsequent cover-up, during the assassination of our Diplomat and his security team in Benghazi.

The CIA – and the moving of missiles into Syria for the Al Qaeda backed rebels, possibly leading to a new “cold” war with Russia.

The BATFE – and the up-arming of Mexican Drug Cartels which led to the deaths of our Border and Immigration agents… not to mention hundreds of innocent Mexican women and children.

And now the EPA…  and a fabricated employee.  – Manti Te’o has nothing on Ms. Lisa Jackson who created a Mr. Richard Windsor in order to avoid scrutiny of her actions and decisions while serving as Head of the Environmental Protection Agency.  While she didn’t seem to relate her most intimate secrets through Mr. Windsor, she certainly expressed how she believed government’s purpose was to punish business.

“The  EPA and Ms. Lisa Jackson, its chief, have committed extensive violations of law  that should receive in-depth scrutiny from Congress, law enforcement and the  American people.  Yes the Obama administration has yet another serious  scandal on their hands.”

The full article is found at The American Thinker: here.  It’s absolutely worth the read.

The “surprising” revelations show no sign of stopping anytime soon.  And the Republicans are being dragged to the party in a meaningful way by the American people.  (Those damned TEA party types simply won’t go away… who do they think they are teaching folks about the constitution!)

This fall may exceed my greatest expectations in terms of political theater.

The only part of this I find truly amazing is that the Administration is doing nothing to put out any of these inferno’s.  At some point, someone has to get thrown in front of the bus.  Typically it happens sooner than later, because the longer you wait the more of them you have to throw.  But that’s the part I so truly enjoy…

So, I’ll fire up the grill, while Congress is forced by America to fire up the Special Prosecutors.

Nothing says summertime fun like grilling politicians.  (A helpful hint: They taste better if you tenderize them first.)


I Would Like to be Suspended with Pay.

Anyone have any ideas on how I arrange this?

While I have seen it done, as demonstrated by Lois Lerner over at the IRS
I can’t figure out how to have it done to me.

It seems like the best of all worlds. If you don’t think so, let’s go over it.

1. Be asked by my Employer to Stop working.
2. Get paid.

Brilliant!

If any of you have some suggestions I will gladly accept them.

(I will beat a couple of you to the punch. Unemployment, while technically fitting the above requirements, does not count.  That would require my employer to FIRE me.)