Summary of Obama’s IRS scandal, as of November 22, 2014

In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.

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November 22, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , . Barack Obama, IRS, Police state, Politics. Leave a comment.

10 more reasons I’m sooo glad I didn’t vote for Obama

The complete list can be found at http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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November 19, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 7 comments.

Here’s the best argument against net neutrality that I’ve ever heard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oRoG8SqChE

 

 

November 18, 2014. Tags: , , , , , . Politics, Technology. 6 comments.

Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said Obamacare was passed due to “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter”

In October 2013, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said:

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO [Congressional Budget Office] scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in – you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass….Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G790p0LcgbI

November 17, 2014. Tags: , , , . Health care, Politics. 1 comment.

306 reasons why it’s OK to laugh at anyone who thought Obamacare was a good idea

I’ve updated my list of Obamacare criticisms. The complete list can be found at http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/obamacare-59/

These are the new entries:

301) Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said Obamacare was passed due to “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter”

In October 2013, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said:

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO [Congressional Budget Office] scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in – you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass….Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”

302) Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber lied to the New York Times in a disclosure contract that he signed

In January 2010, the New York Times wrote:

Corrections

January 9, 2010

Editors’ note

On July 12, the Op-Ed page published an article by Jonathan Gruber, a professor of economics at M.I.T., on health insurance and taxation. On Friday, Professor Gruber confirmed reports that he is a paid consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, and that his contract was in effect when he published his article. The article did not disclose this relationship to readers.

Like other writers for the Op-Ed page, Professor Gruber signed a contract that obligated him to tell editors of such a relationship. Had editors been aware of Professor Gruber’s government ties, the Op-Ed page would have insisted on disclosure or not published his article.

303) When M.I.T. economics professor Jonathan Gruber wrote a pro-Obamacare opinion piece for the Washington Post, he did not disclose the fact that the Obama administration had paid him $392,000 to help write Obamacare

In December 2009, when M.I.T. economics professor Jonathan Gruber wrote a pro-Obamacare opinion piece for the Washington Post, he did not disclose the fact that the Obama administration had paid him $392,000 to help write Obamacare.

304) Obama ordered Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber to lie about Obamacare’s Cadillac tax

In July 2009, Obama ordered Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber to lie about Obamacare’s Cadillac tax.

305) Obama administration falsely said that Obama had never worked with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber at the White House

Although the Obama administration said that Obama had never worked with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber at the White House, White House visitor logs show that Obama and Gruber were together in the same room in the White House for nearly four hours on July 20, 2009.

306) Nancy Pelosi gave Obamacare waivers to 38 restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels in her own Congressional district

Although Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-California) voted for Obamacare, in April 2011, she gave Obamacare waivers to 38 restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels in her own Congressional district.

November 16, 2014. Tags: , , , , . Health care, Politics. 3 comments.

The “sexist” shirt worn by rocket scientist Matt Taylor was actually made by a female friend who gave it to him for his birthday

So this rocket scientist named Matt Taylor lands a spacecraft on a comet – the first time that this has ever been done – and a bunch of people claiming to be “feminists” accuse him of “sexism” because he was wearing a shirt which depicts scantily clad women holding guns.

My first reaction to reading about this was that if these women are holding guns, they are not victims – they are empowered.

Then, when I looked at the shirt, I immediately saw that this was a richly detailed, beautiful, colorful piece of art. I know the difference between art and porn, and this is definitely not porn. It is art.

The shirt was handmade by a woman named Elly Prizeman, who is friends with Taylor, and who gave it to him for his birthday.

The people who falsely claimed the shirt was “sexist” bullied Taylor to the point that he cried on international television.

Prizeman said of this:

Dr. Matt Taylor is an amazing, kind, loving and sensitive person.

I never expected him to wear my gift to him for such a big event and was surprised and deeply moved that he did.

I made that shirt for his birthday last month as I make clothes just as a hobby and he asked if I would make him one.

He is a close and very loved friend so made sure I did this for his birthday present.

I appreciate that everyone is entitled to their opinion and having worked with people and events for a long time I have certainly learnt that you are never going to please everyone….

I am so proud of Matt and his achievements and the fact he is an interesting and very brave person to do what he did with the very sweet gesture he made towards my gift and to wear his individuality with pride.

It has certainly made history more exciting and bold.

The clothing industry has expressed interest in mass producing Prizeman’s shirt.

Here’s Taylor wearing the shirt. Click on the image to see a larger version. Image used under fair use and copied from http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/13/7213819/your-bowling-shirt-is-holding-back-progress

Matt Taylor

November 15, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Art and sculpture, Clothing, Political correctness, Science, Sexism, Technology. 3 comments.

Ten Hours of Princess Leia Walking in NYC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DCDYSJwwE4

 

November 11, 2014. Tags: , , , , , . Humor, Science fiction, Sexism, Star Wars. Leave a comment.

Shoshana Roberts doesn’t want men to “harass” her, but on her own online biography she mentions her DD breasts

Shoshana Roberts is the woman who recently made a video about how she was “harassed” when she walked down the sidewalk. Much of this “harassment” consisted of people saying hi and being friendly.

You can see the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1XGPvbWn0A

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also wrote this article about her video and the “harassment” that she received.

However, on her online biography, she mentions that her breast size is DD.

Shoshana Roberts has every right to list her breast size on her biography. But for someone who thinks that saying hi is a form of “harassment,” listing her breast size seems like an add choice.

If Shoshana Roberts is reading this, please answer this question: if you don’t want men “harassing” you, why do you list your breast size on your biography?

 

October 29, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , . Political correctness, Sexism. 18 comments.

Video shows Hillary Clinton saying that businesses don’t create jobs

They say that a candidate should cater to the left (or right) during the primary, and to the middle during the general election.

Hillary Clinton just made the absurd statement in this video, but if she wins the primary and runs for President, I think she’ll stop saying stuff like this during the general campaign. Good thing it’s on video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyUoCiWsTfI

 

 

 

October 25, 2014. Tags: , , , . Communism, Economics, Politics. 1 comment.

I just added these 23 new items to my list of Obama criticisms, which brings the total to 878

The complete list can be found at http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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October 24, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 1 comment.

CDC allowed Doctors Without Borders to bring Ebola patient onto New York City subway

Craig Spencer is a U.S. doctor who, as a participant in Doctors Without Borders, went to Guinea to treat Ebola patients.

After he got back to the U.S., he passed the so-called “enhanced screening” that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control gives to all returning travelers from West Africa.

After he passed this “enhanced screening,” he rode on the New York City subway system, went to a bowling alley, and rode in a taxi.

After that, he tested positive for Ebola.

CDC Director Tom Frieden said that people with Ebola should not ride on mass transit because they might give Ebola to someone else.

 

October 24, 2014. Tags: , , . Health care, Politics. 1 comment.

Here are nine examples of Obama’s lying and incompetence regarding Ebola

1) Falsely said it was “unlikely” that anyone from Africa with Ebola would fly to the U.S. because the “necessary precautions” were being taken

On September 16, 2014, Obama said:

“First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home.”

However, on September 19, 2014, just three days after Obama made the above statement, the only thing that Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan had to do to get past these “necessary precautions,” was to lie on an airport questionnaire. After Duncan lied, he was allowed to fly from Liberia to Dallas, Texas.

2) Refused to answer reporter’s question about whether or not the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. was a U.S. citizen

On September 30, 2014, during a press conference, the Obama administration refused to answer a reporter’s question about whether or not an Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas, Texas, was a U.S. citizen. Afterward, the Liberian government identified the patient as Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen.

3) Allowed people under “quarantine” for having had contact with an Ebola patient to go to the store

Although the Centers for Disease Control had placed people who had come into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan under “quarantine,” it allowed them to go to the store during their so-called “quarantine.”

4) Falsely said that a travel ban on people from Ebola infected countries could make the Ebola outbreak worse

In October 2014, CDC Director Tom Frieden said that a travel ban on people from Ebola infected countries could make the Ebola outbreak worse. However, the first people to contract Ebola in the U.S. got it from Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian Ebola patient who had flown to the U.S.

5) Falsely told nurse who had cared for Ebola patient and who had a fever that it was OK for her to fly on a commercial flight

In October 2014, the CDC told Amber Vinson, a nurse who had cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and who had a fever, that it was OK for her to fly on a commercial flight. However, after she took the flight, she was diagnosed with Ebola, and the CDC started to monitor the 132 passengers.

6) Lied about the results of an Ebola study that had been funded by his own administration

After a federally funded study concluded that there was a nearly 25% chance of Ebola reaching the U.S. in September 2014, Obama said:

“First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low.”

7) Said you can give, but can’t get, Ebola on a bus

In October 2014, CDC Director Tom Frieden said that you cannot get Ebola on a bus, but also said that people with Ebola should not ride on buses because they might give Ebola to someone else.

8) The first 500 U.S. soldiers that Obama sent to Africa to fight Ebola were given only four hours of Ebola-related training

In October 2014, it was reported that the first 500 U.S. soldiers that Obama had sent to Africa to fight Ebola had been given only four hours of Ebola-related training.

9) Obama’s Ebola czar had zero background in medicine or health care, but was a “key player” in Obama’s Solyndra con game

In October 2014, it was reported that Ron Klain, Obama’s newly appointed Ebola czar, had zero background in medicine or health care, but was a “key player” in Obama’s Solyndra con game. (See #25 on this list for a thorough explanation of Obama’s Solyndra con game.)

 

 

October 18, 2014. Tags: , , , , , . Barack Obama, Health care, Politics. 11 comments.

If they remake “Drop Dead Fred,” they should offer Phoebe Cates the role of the mother

The 1991 movie “Drop Dead Fred” is one of my favorite movies of all time. In the movie, Phoebe Cates played the daughter.

It has been announced that they will be doing a remake of the movie. I hope they offer Phoebe Cates the role of the mother. That would make it one of the more interesting remakes in recent times.

October 14, 2014. Tags: , , . Movies. Leave a comment.

I just added 16 new items to my list of Obama criticisms

The complete list can be found at http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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October 4, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 2 comments.

“Knight Quest” is a magnificent Star Wars fan-made film!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU78GcY8QYo

October 1, 2014. Tags: , , , . Movies, Science fiction, Star Wars. Leave a comment.

I just added 14 new items to my list of Obama criticisms

The complete list can be found at http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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September 28, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. Leave a comment.

Obama had anti-Obama filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza arrested for violating campaign finance laws, even though Obama himself had violated campaign finance laws three different times without being arrested

In August 2012, Dinesh D’Souza released 2016: Obama’s America, a movie that was critical of Obama.

In January 2014, D’Souza was arrested for violating campaign finance laws.

In May 2014, D’Souza pled guilty to violating campaign finance laws.

In September 2014, D’Souza was sentenced to live in a halfway house for eight months, pay a $30,000 fine, perform 260 days of community service, and receive counseling.

However, even though Obama himself had violated campaign finance laws on three different occasions (see here, here, and here), Obama never had himself arrested.

Numerous legal experts have said that D’Souza’s arrest was politically motivated.

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said of D’Souza’s arrest:

“This is clearly a case of selective prosecution for one of the most common things done during elections, which is to get people to raise money for you…If they went after everyone who did this, there would be no room in jails for murderers.”

“This is an outrageous prosecution and is certainly a misuse of resources. It raises the question of why he is being selected for prosecution among the many, many people who commit similar crimes… This sounds to me like it is coming from higher places. It is hard for me to believe this did not come out of Washington or at least get the approval of those in Washington.”

Former Federal Election Commissioner David Mason said of D’Souza’s arrest:

“What struck me first was that it is unusual in cases like these for the FBI to go out and actually arrest someone, simply because it is not necessary… And even less so in this case because [D'Souza] has enough prominence that it is fairly obvious that he is not a flight risk. White-collar indictments are made lots of times without an arrest being made.”

Commenting on D’Souza’s arrest, former acting U.S. attorney general George Terwilliger of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius said that there were

“legitimate questions that could be asked about the political motivation for bringing the case.”

Dominic Gentile of Gordon Silver, an expert on the enforcement of campaign finance law, conducted extensive research on other people who had done the same thing as D’Souza, and concluded:

“Twenty thousand dollars?”I’ve never heard of a $20,000 criminal case for campaign finance violations.”

Those legal experts are correct. The real reason D’Souza was arrested was because he made an anti-Obama movie. As long as Obama never makes an anti-Obama movie, Obama will never be arrested for this three violations of campaign finance law.

September 28, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 2 comments.

Would liberals please explain why union workplaces are exempt from SeaTac’s $15 minimum wage law?

The Washington Post recently published this article on the new $15 minimum wage law in SeaTac, Washington. The article states:

“… union workplaces are exempt…”

This exemption is wrong because the law is supposed to treat everyone equally.

But also, it is an extreme example of hypocrisy. It was unions who got the ball rolling on this $15 minimum wage. It was unions who said that all workers should be paid at least $15 an hour.

But now, these very same unions are getting an exemption from the very same law that they so strongly supported.

Would liberals please explain why union workshops got an exemption from SeaTac’s $15 minimum wage law that was initiated and supported by these very same unions?

 

September 7, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economics, Politics, Unions. 2 comments.

I just added these 5 new items to my list of Obama’s misdeeds, bringing the total to 826

The complete list can be found at http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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September 2, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 12 comments.

Obama sued Bank of America because it did exactly what he had told it to do. Obama then gave some of the settlement money to left wing groups that he had worked for.

While working as a “community organizer,” Barack Obama filed lawsuits which forced banks to give mortgages to people with bad credit and low incomes. As a result, many of these people ended up defaulting on their mortgages. As their attorney, Obama collected $23,000 in legal fees for himself.

Then in April 2013, during Obama’s second term as President, the Washington Post reported that President Obama was still pressuring banks “to make home loans to people with weaker credit.”

However, in August 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had sued Bank of America for giving mortgages to people who could not afford to pay them back, and the bank had agreed to pay $16.6 billion in order to avoid further prosecution from the federal government.

In August 2014, it was reported that Obama had given some of the settlement money from Bank of America to left wing organizations including the National Council of La Raza, Operation Hope, and National Community Reinvestment Coalition. These groups used to be known, collectively, as ACORN. In the past, these organizations had pressured banks to give mortgages to people who could not afford to pay them back.

In addition, Obama had worked with ACORN in the past. Obama had represented them in a lawsuit where they tried to get Illinois to adopt a “motor-voter” law. On top of that, Obama had taught leadership training sessions for ACORN. Also, Obama had worked as an organizer for Project Vote, an ACORN offshoot. Furthermore, Obama had been on the board of directors of the Woods Fund when it gave ACORN $75,000 in 2001, and $70,000 in 2002. Finally, during the 2008 primary campaign, Obama’s campaign had given Citizens Services Inc., an ACORN affiliate, more than $800,000 for “get out the vote” efforts.

August 31, 2014. Tags: , , , , . Barack Obama, Dumb lawsuits, Politics. 6 comments.

Israel’s “Iron Dome” vs. Atari 2600 “Missile Command”

Why do they refer to a missile defense system as “Star Wars” when it’s actually a lot more like “Missile Command”?

This is Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system. Turn your volume control pretty low for this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e9UhLt_J0g

And this is the video game “Missile Command” on the Atari 2600:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4zF790DzyQ

Anyway, I think all those liberals who mocked Ronald Reagan for proposing something like this owe him a huge apology.

August 27, 2014. Tags: , , , , , . Military, Technology. Leave a comment.

I just added 21 new items to my list of Obama criticisms

The complete list can be found at http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:
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August 18, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics. 2 comments.

Obama illegally tried to block a Freedom of Information release of the video that shows Michael Brown committing theft and assault

Here is yet one more example of the “most transparent administration in history” illegally trying to block a Freedom of Information request.

On August 15, NRP reported:

[Ferguson Police Chief Thomas] Jackson said he had gotten numerous Freedom of Information Act requests from the media to release the video. “I had to release it,” he said.

“I had been sitting on it and too many people put in FOIA requests for it and I had to release it,” he said.

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August 16, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics, Racism, Violent crime. 3 comments.

Good Mythical Morning! May I have the pleasure of introducing you to my favorite YouTube channel?

These two guys have been best friends since first grade. They both have engineering degrees, but both quit that field to work full time on their videos. They grew up in North Carolina, but recently moved to Los Angeles. Every weekday at 6 A.M. they put up a new 12 minute video – and they have hundreds of them going back a few years.

https://www.youtube.com/user/rhettandlink2/videos?flow=grid&view=0

 

August 15, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , . Animals, Food, Humor, Science, Television. Leave a comment.

I’m Jewish, and I disagree with the Muslim bashing that’s been going on

I’m Jewish by birth, agnostic by choice, and I have a strong interest in Jediism and Greek Mythology.

President Obama recently referred to

“… the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation…”

Well, message boards and article comment sections all over the internet are flying with all sorts of criticism of Obama’s claim. Sadly, many of these people are claiming that Muslims have contributed nothing whatsoever to this great country of ours.

But the fact is that Obama does have a valid point.
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July 30, 2014. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Health care, Politics, Racism, Religion, Science, Technology. 27 comments.

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