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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Judge orders IRS to submit to discovery and depositions to True the Vote
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/21/2017 08:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [756 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Seems like the wheels of justice move excruciating slowly.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/21/2017 8:44 Comments || Top||

#2  And how will the judge make them comply? And he'd better have his accountant prepare for his upcoming audits.
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/21/2017 9:08 Comments || Top||

#3  As long as they mill exceedingly fine, JQC.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2017 12:30 Comments || Top||

#4  True the Vote, Club for Growth and FIRE - true unsung heroes.
Posted by: Iblis || 04/21/2017 13:03 Comments || Top||

#5  Any slower and Lois Lerner & company will all be dead by the time this comes to trial.
Posted by: Raj || 04/21/2017 16:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Raj, that or till the demons are back in the saddle.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/21/2017 17:45 Comments || Top||

#7  It takes a long time for the IRS to transcribe all those documents on clay tablets in cuneiform.
Posted by: Unclassifiable || 04/21/2017 19:26 Comments || Top||

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Andrew Cuomo Somehow Made $783,000 By Selling 3,200 Copies of His Memoir
[FREEBEACON] New York Gov. Andrew Sonny Cuomo (D.) reported over $200,000 in income off book royalties in 2016, bringing his total earnings off his 2014 memoir, which sold just 3,200 copies, to $783,000, according to a Buffalo News report.

HarperCollins initially printed 200,000 copies of Cuomo's book, "All Things Possible," but nearly all of them remain on the shelves, according to book sale tracker NPD BookScan. Cuomo, already paid $565,000 for the book in 2013 and 2014, somehow brought in an additional $218,100 off the book last year, according to tax filings shown to news hounds earlier this week.

The Buffalo News reports that his earnings indicate that Cuomo has made about $245 for each book sold.
You can buy any of my books a lot cheaper than that.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [529 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And Fred, your books are lots better too.
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/21/2017 1:01 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm so in the wrong profession.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2017 1:15 Comments || Top||

#3  You'd have to sell your soul to the Devil, grom.
Posted by: gorb || 04/21/2017 2:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Every NY school and public library had to buy 10.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/21/2017 4:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Like I haven't tried, gorb.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2017 6:18 Comments || Top||

#6  These Beltway Bandits are financial geniuses or so crooked they have to screw their socks on in the morning. I'm going with the latter. Hillary turned a $1,000 investment into $100,000 from cattle futures after only ten months. She and Bill went from being dead, bare-a$$ed broke to worth billions in a short time.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/21/2017 6:51 Comments || Top||

#7  G(rom), the problem is that when the day comes that you're ready to sell your soul for something, somebody has dumped cheap foreign souls on the market.
Posted by: ed in texas || 04/21/2017 8:29 Comments || Top||

#8  That's funny ed in texas.

This is just typical corruption. Money laundering by say Soros providing the cash for the advance. Just a business trx. no campaigns involved.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/21/2017 9:05 Comments || Top||

-Land of the Free
Howard Dean: Ann Coulter's 'hate speech is not protected by the first amendment'
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/21/2017 08:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [792 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, we actually knew it all along. Conservative journalism and opinions are actually 'hate speech.' Thanks for the confirmation Howard.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/21/2017 8:50 Comments || Top||

#2  What Howard "Screamer" Dean is really saying is: "What is protected or not is what we say is protected or not."
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/21/2017 8:54 Comments || Top||

#3  "Despite what the racist Supreme Court said, anyone that doesn't preach our dogma is spreading hate speech and deserves anything that we do to them."

Thanks for the heads up Dean. Lock and load gentlemen.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/21/2017 9:42 Comments || Top||

#4  He's not just a fool, he's also wrong. Yeeeaaarrrggghhhhh!
Posted by: Frank G || 04/21/2017 10:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Hate speech is like racist and Nazi. It means whatever a Liberal doesn't like.

I'm amazed the Democrats haven't created an online dictionary that can be updated on the fly with new Dem approved definitions so all the mindless liberal trolls can link to the definition and declare online victory.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/21/2017 10:09 Comments || Top||

#6  He left no doubt that he is an enemy. I look forward to his passing.
Posted by: Crusader || 04/21/2017 12:08 Comments || Top||

#7  A common view on the Left, especially in academia.
Posted by: Iblis || 04/21/2017 13:01 Comments || Top||

#8  A prime example of the viciousness, vileness, despicableness of the left/dems/progs.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/21/2017 17:43 Comments || Top||

#9  Screw the left. They are wrong about absolutely everything.
Posted by: newc || 04/21/2017 17:57 Comments || Top||

#10  Hat tip Instapundit. To paraphrase...

"You can outlaw hate speech if I get to decide which speech is hateful."
Posted by: Unclassifiable || 04/21/2017 19:08 Comments || Top||

Number of asylum seekers fleeing to Canada from the US in the wake of Trump's immigration crackdown has tripled
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] In first three months of 2017, 3,605 people have crossed the US-Canada border

  • That figure is more than the total amount for immigration for the whole of 2013

  • Numbers up month-by-month this year from 920 in January to 1,465 in March

  • Amount of people detained for entering Canada illegally has tripled in that time
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [509 views] Top|| File under:

#1  call me when it's 30000
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2017 1:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Call me when the Hollywood types are leaving.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/21/2017 6:44 Comments || Top||

#3  How many of those are Americans?
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 04/21/2017 11:26 Comments || Top||

#4  How many are going through that 40-mile gap in Montana?
Posted by: Pappy || 04/21/2017 16:13 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Only 5 West Virginians contributed to Joe Manchin, according to campaign filing
[FREEBEACON] West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D.) has collected over $550,000 for his reelection campaign this year but only $7,900 of it came from donors inside the state, his latest campaign filing shows.

Manchin, whose Senate seat is up for grabs in 2018, reported just five donors with West Virginia addresses on his April quarterly report to the Federal Election Commission, which covers the period from January 1 through March 31.

The largest contributions came from what appears to be a single family in Glenville, West Virginia. Three executives for Waco Oil and Gas--I.L. Morris, Douglas Morris, and Ian Morris--combined to give $6,400 to Manchin on March 31.

Manchin received an additional $1,000 from an executive in Charleston, and $500 from a retired woman in Huntington.

Manchin raked in far more from donors out of his state, such as $95,600 from Texas and $32,300 from New York.

Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [523 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not to be catty, but this seems to be a question of 'who in West Virginia has money to give'.
Posted by: ed in texas || 04/21/2017 8:25 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect the number is dreadfully inflated.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/21/2017 8:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Not surprising. It's a year out from 2018, there was just an expensive election cycle, and nobody knows if he's gonna stay a Donk or switch parties.
Posted by: Frank G || 04/21/2017 10:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Another area where the swamp could use some draining. Only people ought to be able to contribute to campaigns, not companies. People ought to only be able to contribute to campaigns in the district they have their primary residence in, and they ought to be limited to one day's pay for the average income in the district.
Posted by: gorb || 04/21/2017 12:53 Comments || Top||

#5  This is a good sign. Indicates that the locals aren't excited about his reelection, and outsiders see him as vulnerable.
Posted by: Iblis || 04/21/2017 14:20 Comments || Top||

#6  How many Russians???
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 04/21/2017 15:12 Comments || Top||

Jake Tapper: Press Was ‘Very Friendly’ to Obama, Many Drank ‘The Kool-Aid’
[FREEBEACON] CNN host Jake Tapper accused the mainstream media of being too friendly with former President Barack Obama
I mean, I do think at a certain point you've made enough money...
during his administration.

In a candid interview with GQ published Tuesday, Tapper acknowledged that after his tough interviews of administration figures like Kellyanne Conway, he picked up a following from many critics of President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
"It's nice to be recognized, but I also know that a lot of the people who are happy with me now are not going to be happy with me in four to eight years," he predicted.

Tapper said that he was just as tough on Obama, and earned his share of grief for it at the time.

"A lot of people sending me nice tweets today were cursing me when I was asking questions about Benghazi in 2012," he said.

"President B.O. was not friendly to the press, but the press was very friendly to President B.O.," Tapper told GQ. "I mean, President B.O. did not like me, and I understand why. I was a pain in his ass and I didn't drink the Kool-Aid, and, you know, a lot of other people did."

Tapper has made similar indictments before, saying that the mainstream media had a "cultural bias" that was more complicated that just liberal bias.

"I think there are a lot of hard-working news hounds in NYC and DC who have never fired a gun, or never worked a 9-5 manual labor job, or lived in the middle of the country, or worried about their next paycheck, or have anyone in their family who serves in the military," he said during a 2013 Reddit Ask Me Anything.

"Yes, I do think there is bias," he continued. "Reluctant to name names though because I try to be collegial."

Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [685 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tapper is correct, the MSM looked like a bunch of fools as they drooled and salivated over O'bummer. One of the biggest idiots was Chris "Tingling-up-my-leg" Matthews who had a man-crush on Obumble.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/21/2017 6:42 Comments || Top||

#2  kool aid was not the drink administered by Jim Jones at Jonestown in 78. It was 'Flavor Aid' a product developed a few years after Kool aid.
Posted by: lord garth || 04/21/2017 8:40 Comments || Top||

#3  They were not only drinking it, they were making it by the barrel and trying to force us to drink it.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/21/2017 10:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Now he tells us!
Posted by: Raj || 04/21/2017 16:07 Comments || Top||

#5  They drank Heineken, you drank their piss.
Posted by: newc || 04/21/2017 22:12 Comments || Top||

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Fri 2017-04-21
  ISIS Media Chief dies in airstrike
Thu 2017-04-20
  Paris - cops shot, 1 killed. Suspect dead, Suspicious package left
Wed 2017-04-19
  US: Man screams 'Allahu akbar!' and kills three civilians
Tue 2017-04-18
  Pakistani Taliban leader Ehsanullah Ehsan 'surrenders'
Mon 2017-04-17
  Pirates killed while trying to hijack ship near Somalia
Sun 2017-04-16
  At least 43 killed as car bomb hits Syria evacuees
Sat 2017-04-15
  Islamic State mufti killed in Mosul air strike, Iraqi forces say
Fri 2017-04-14
  Iraqi command says controls 60% of western Mosul
Thu 2017-04-13
  US drops MOAB on ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan
Wed 2017-04-12
  Bomb attack on Dortmund team bus
Tue 2017-04-11
  ISIS shells east of Mosul with chlorine gas, 10 casualties
Mon 2017-04-10
  Man steers car into town hall in Germany, fire breaks out
Sun 2017-04-09
  Church bombing north of Egypt's capital kills 26
Sat 2017-04-08
  Iranian brigadier general killed by jihadist militants in northern Hama
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