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John McCain Staffer Suggested Lois Lerner to Ruin Tea Party Groups

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The John McCain staffer said that the IRS could target groups in ways that would be “financially ruinous.”

The John McCain staffer was Henry Kerner, former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee. If Judicial Watch is right, Lois Lerner may have received secret bipartisan support for her witch hunt of the Tea Party.

As the Conservative Tree House writes:

The motives were simple. The GOPe [GOP establisment] leadership were being challenged by Tea Party primary candidates. Power was being confronted. The professional republican party was in full alignment with the Obama administration in removing the existential threat represented by the challenge to their political power and incumbency. McConnell, Hatch, Burr, Graham, McCain, Cornyn, Corker et al, were willing to do anything and everything to get rid of the challenges to their political power.

They say a lot more in their post. Read the whole thing.

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Judicial Watch alleges, “Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting.”

Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”  Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.

The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, and other high-ranking IRS officials. Just ten days following the meeting, former IRS director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner admitted that the IRS had a policy of improperly and deliberately delaying applications for tax-exempt status from conservative non-profit groups.

Lerner and other IRS officials met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the “worst decisions I have ever seen.”

In the full notes of an April 30 meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating. Kerner tells Lerner, Steve Miller, then chief of staff to IRS commissioner, Nikole Flax, and other IRS officials, “Maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.” In response, Lerner responded that “it is her job to oversee it all.”

Read the full Judicial Watch report.

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Republican Jeff Jordan Wins Crucial Convention in Virginia

This is a huge win for conservatives in the hotly contested 8th district.

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As a fifth-generation veteran, Jeff Jordan has an undeniable love for his country.  As a native-born Virginia, that big heart beats strongest in Old Dominion.

Jordan’s stance on the important issues of border control certainly hoped propel him to a victory today in Virginia’s 8th congressional district convention.

From his campaign website:

Immigration is a pillar of our national identity, but the rule-of-law is the foundation upon which that and all other pillars stand.  The process of immigrating to the United States must be done lawfully.  Those who enter illegally must be deported immediately, and the government officials who advocate and vote for sanctuary jurisdictions should be charged with felony obstruction of justice, as well as aiding and abetting criminal activity.  Furthermore, they should be held accountable as accessories to every criminal act committed by those here illegally.

Many were similarly struck by Jordan’s sensible approach to educating from outside the box.

Our educational institutions have increasingly become indoctrination institutions, teaching young minds what to think and not how to think, centering their worldview on emotional rather than rational constructs, and denying and defaming any views or ideas that differentiate from the collectivist agenda.  Federal policy must return our educational institutions to their former prominence as bastions of diversified thinking and discussion.  Taxpayer funding should be denied to those institutions that fail their responsibility to uphold those democratic ideals.

The drive thru convention was crawling with Jeff Jordan supporters as well.

Left to right, Thomas Speciale candidate for US Senate, Rich Anderson Candidate for chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, Ivan Raiklin

Left to right: Sean Rastatter-Fairfax GOP First Vice Chair, Steve Knotts-Fairfax GOP Chairman, Vinson Xavier Palathingal- Fairfax GOP Community Relations Vice Chair, Ivan Raiklin-delegate

Candidate Jeff Jordan, (right), with Delegate Ivan Raiklin.

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BREAKING: Minneapolis Suspect George Floyd Appeared in Porn Videos

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It has been revealed that George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died in police custody last Monday, once appeared in a hard-core porn video.

Floyd, in whose name thousands of rioters burned a Minneapolis neighborhood to the ground, died from trauma received during an arrest on Monday. In video of the incident, a Minneapolis officer is seen pinning Floyd to the ground with his knee on the back of the suspect’s neck.

Floyd is heard saying “I can’t breathe” on the video, but a recently released autopsy says that the suspect did not die from asphyxiation.

The autopsy released on Friday asserts that there was “no signs of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.” Many speculated that the officer essentially strangled Floyd by pinning his neck. But the autopsy says this is not how Floyd died.

Instead, the autopsy attributes Floyd’s death to “being restrained, his underlying health conditions, and any potential intoxicants in his system.”

What ever happened during the arrest on Monday, it appears that we are learning more about the life of George Floyd — both the good and the bad.

As to the “bad,” one oddity about Floyd’s life is that he appeared in a hard-core porn a few years ago.

Floyd can be seen in a sex tape made by a porn outfit called “The Habib Show.”

These pornographers do not make artful porn, to be sure. Indeed, they often film somewhat brutal and crass sexual encounters where the women are passed from man-to-man, slapped around, choked, and assailed without let up.

Invariably, “The Habib Show” features two three or even four men on one woman.

So, these are not arthouse sex videos. They are down and dirty and brutal events.

In the video below (that has been edited to remove the sex scenes) you can see the opening scenes in which Floyd enters the hotel room and identifies himself as “Floyd the Landlord.” He also says he is from Houston, Texas. Then they introduce “Kimberly,” the girl who will serve as the sex object du jour.

WATCH:

We won’t link to the full sex tape, granted, but here is one more screen shot that shows the graphic nature of the video:

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Van Jones: Forget the KKK, It’s the ‘White, Liberal Hillary Clinton Supporter’ We Should Worry About

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Van Jones: Forget the KKK, it’s the ‘white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter’ we should worry about.

Van Jones: “It’s not the racist white person who is in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about. It’s the white liberal Hillary Clinton supporter walking her dog in Central Park who would tell you right now, you know, people like that, ‘Oh, I don’t see race, race is no big deal to me, I see us all as the same, I give to charities,’ but the minute she sees a black man who she does not respect or who she has a slight thought against, she weaponized race like she had been trained by the Aryan Nation. A clans member could not have been better trained to pick up the police — pick up the phone and tell the police it’s a black man, African-American man, come get him.”

IOW’s… Karens!
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Rush Limbaugh Gives Stark Cancer Update: The End May Be Coming Soon

On his radio program this week, conservative radio talk show giant Rush Limbaugh gave a stark update about his lung cancer prognosis.

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On his radio program this week, conservative radio talk show giant Rush Limbaugh gave an update about his lung cancer prognosis and it does not sound good.

A few months ago, Limbaugh — the most listened-to radio host in modern American history — was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. He finally told his audience about the diagnosis after being missing from the air an uncommon amount of time.

Even after the announcement he has missed many days on the radio due to his extremely vigorous cancer treatments.

But this week, Rush gave an update and what he had to say did not sound good.

…these are extremely challenging times for me medically. Nothing that millions of you haven’t gone through or aren’t going through.

And those of you who have or those of you who are going through it, you understand it, and so it’s… (sigh) The temptation here is to start divulging a lot of stuff, and I’m not gonna do that, because I vowed not to be a cancer patient on the radio. I vowed to shield as much of that from the daily program as I can. I guess… I’m in the third wave of treatment now.

There have been many cycles, but this is the third wave, and this current wave, I have to tell you, is kicking my ass. For the last seven days, I have been virtually worthless, virtually useless. I haven’t left the house. I haven’t done much of anything except just try to rest and relax.

Rush added that there will be many more times to come when he just won’t be able to do the show:

The compunction I feel to do as well as I can every day — to meet and surpass your expectations — creates demands. And I was unaware of how much it was until this lung cancer diagnosis hit. Now I’m fully aware of it, and I’m aware of my energy limitations, and it’s why I said last Thursday that at any moment we may need to start rolling a best-of show here or guest hosts (which are standing by).

The talk radio giant also took a moment to gush over his wife, Kathryn, who has become his rock.

And I think one of the first things — I just have to mention this — is I could not be doing this without Kathryn. I have never experienced anybody so selfless. I marvel at her selflessness.

Oh, I know, I know. “Marriage vows. Sickness and in health.” But you know as well as I do that in a lot of circumstances like this, some people look for the door and look through the rearview mirror. And not only has that not happened, as I say, she has immersed herself in my treatment and in my care, being the advocate for me wherever we end up going for treatment and all of that.

Finally, he warned that things may get far worse before there might be hope for his recovery:

As I said back then, my intention is to be here as often as I can. My attitude is this, and the reality is, the day is gonna come where I’m not gonna be able to be here. I don’t know when that is — and I’m hoping that it is months, years.

I’m hoping that the current cycle that we’re in does its magic and starts working on the tumor as the clinical trial drugs did. But, regardless, the day is gonna come where it isn’t gonna be possible to be here every day — and who knows? It may not be possible to be here for three hours every day. I think I’ll be fine today. So, I look at this: Any chance to do the show, I’m gonna take it.

It all sounds very ominous. Rush’s treatment does not seem to be working to cure him of his disease.

If you used to listen to Rush but has slacked a bit lately, maybe you should start listening again. It may be the last time you are able to do so.

We are all praying for your recover Rush. We can’t do without you.

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Theme Park Uses Virus to Regulate What Noises Guests are Allowed to Make

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As the threat of coronavirus is slowly but surely being mitigated by social distancing and other precautionary measures, people around the globe are soon to be heading back into the public space.  Sports leagues are crawling toward new opening days, restaurants are cautiously serving up their staples, and even amusement parks are getting ready to welcome guests back within the gates.

But in the realm of tourist attractions and theme parks, there are plenty of new protocols that will be in place to ensure the safety and sanity of guests.  Masks will be mandatory at many parks, as well as pre-sold tickets limited to smaller occupancies.

A number of parks in Japan are going beyond these precautions, however, and imploring that their guests to keep their exclamations to themselves.

Among the guidelines proposed by the East Japan and West Japan Amusement Park Associations, operators are being urged to comply with dozens of expected coronavirus prevention measures already being utilized by parks across the globe, such as operating at reduced capacity, increasing the frequency of cleanings, installing handwashing stations, and pre-selling tickets to control the flow of guests. Visitors should also be given temperature checks before entering, wear masks at all times, and practice social distancing once inside, the guidelines stipulate.

Then came the wild stuff.

But that’s not all — the East Japan and West Japan Amusement Park Associations would also prefer the country’s amusement parks to be a much quieter place, to help minimize any droplets emanating from the mouths of entertainers, employees or guests. To that end, they recommend that patrons and workers be asked to refrain from using a loud voice (with lots of “splashes”). In other cases, where possible, they even advise that employees refrain from using their voice to communicate with guests.

The Agence France-Presse further reports that these requests would apply to guests watching any of the parks’ live entertainment spectacles. Performers would also be aiding in this effort, the outlet reports, by discouraging viewers from being too audibly dazzled by what they see on stage.

If you thought that the eerie silence of the coronavirus crisis was dystopian before, just wait until you see hundreds of guests silently riding rollercoasters and interacting with mascots on a bright, sunny day in Japan.

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Former Van Halen Lead Sammy Hagar Blasts Coronavirus Lockdowns, Refuses to Comply

Rock legend and former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar says he is no longer willing to abide by the left’s coronavirus lockdowns.

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Rock-N-Roll legend and former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar says he is no longer willing to abide by the left’s coronavirus lockdowns.

Hagar sat down with KSHE-FM radio on Friday and said that he is “not locking down anymore.”

The now 72-year-old rocker said that when he first heard of the virus and how it was so devastating for people over 60, he was like “Whoa, whoa, whoa!”

“I got a little nervous,” he told the audience.

“And then I thought about it, and after three weeks of lockdown, I was really getting bored, but I also started kind of liking it,” he continued.

But as the days ticked by, Hagar realized he was missing those close to him in his life.

“My whole life I worked every day of my life,” he said. “Sunday, it may be the Lord’s day off, but it’s not Sammy Hagar’s day off. I worked every freakin’ day of my life in some fashion on one of my projects. Either I’m recording, or I’m writing, or whatever. So all of a sudden, I went, ‘Man, I don’t have anything to do.'”

After a few weeks he woke up to a new realization.

“[Y]ou know what I thought of?” he said. “I thought, ‘You know what? I’ve had the best life of any human being on this planet. If the damn thing wants to come and get me and kill me, let it be. Life isn’t gonna be any better from this day on for the rest of my life than it has been.”

“I swear to you: I came to grips with it, and I was not afraid. I didn’t want to get anyone else contagious if I had it, but I don’t have it — I’m healthy as a freakin’ tick,” Hagar said.

The whole thing got him thinking about the plight others have found themselves in because of this virus nonsense.

“[T]hen I got jumped up about it,” he exclaimed. “I said, ‘This is bullcrap, people being afraid and staying away from their own children and their own parents.’ It just took the love out of families. I hate it. I don’t say the word ‘hate’ very much, but I hate this freakin’ coronavirus crap. And I’m not afraid of it, and I’m not locking down anymore.”

The “I Can’t Drive 55” singer concluded that he now refuses to live in fear and is ready to go about living his life.

“I’m not afraid of it anymore,” he insisted. “That’s all I’m saying. Everybody, be their own self. I’m not trying to sway anyone any direction. But Sammy Hagar, I’m not afraid of it. There you go.”

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Memorial Day Special: Never Forget What American Troops Are Made Of

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To honor our troops for Memorial Day this year, I am going to share this story about their mettle. What follows are excerpts from remarks by Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly made to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis on November 13, 2010. While leading his platoon on a combat patrol, Kelly’s son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, had been killed in action four days earlier in Sangin, in southern Afghanistan. Lt. Kelly was only 29-years-old.

Giving Thanks for Our Warriors

“Those with less of a sense of service to the nation never understand it when men and women of character step forward to look danger and adversity straight in the eye, refusing to blink, or give ground, even to their own deaths… No, they are not victims but are warriors, your warriors, and warriors are never victims regardless of how and where they fall. Death, or fear of death, has no power over them. Their paths are paved by sacrifice, sacrifices they gladly make… for you….

“Two years ago when I was the commander of all U.S. and Iraqi forces, in fact, the 22nd of April 2008, two Marine infantry battalions, 1/9 ‘The Walking Dead,’ and 2/8 were switching out in Ramadi… Two Marines, Corporal Jonathan Yale and Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, 22 and 20 years old respectively, one from each battalion, were assuming the watch together at the entrance gate of an outpost that contained a makeshift barracks housing 50 Marines… Yale was a dirt poor mixed-race kid from Virginia with a wife and daughter, and a mother and sister who lived with him and he supported as well. He did this on a yearly salary of less than $23,000. Haerter, on the other hand, was a middle-class white kid from Long Island. They were from two completely different worlds… But they were Marines, combat Marines, forged in the same crucible of Marine training, and because of this bond they were brothers as close, or closer, than if they were born of the same woman.

“The mission orders they received from the sergeant squad leader I am sure went something like: ‘Okay you two clowns, stand this post and let no unauthorized personnel or vehicles pass. You clear?’ I am also sure Yale and Haerter then rolled their eyes and said in unison something like: ‘Yes, Sergeant,’ with just enough attitude that made the point without saying the words, ‘No kidding sweetheart, we know what we’re doing.’ They then relieved two other Marines on watch and took up their post at the entry control point of Joint Security Station Nasser, in the Sophia section of Ramadi, al Anbar, Iraq.

“A few minutes later a large blue truck turned down the alley way–perhaps 60-70 yards in length–and sped its way through the serpentine of concrete jersey walls. The truck stopped just short of where the two were posted and detonated, killing them both catastrophically. Twenty-four brick masonry houses were damaged or destroyed. A mosque 100 yards away collapsed. The truck’s engine came to rest two hundred yards away knocking most of a house down before it stopped. Our explosive experts reckoned the blast was made of 2,000 pounds of explosives. Two died, and because these two young infantrymen didn’t have it in their DNA to run from danger, they saved 150 of their Iraqi and American brothers-in-arms…

“What we didn’t know at the time, and only learned a couple of days later after I wrote a summary and submitted both Yale and Haerter for posthumous Navy Crosses, was that one of our security cameras, damaged initially in the blast, recorded some of the suicide attack. It happened exactly as [Iraqi policemen on the scene] had described it. It took exactly six seconds from when the truck entered the alley until it detonated.

“You can watch the last six seconds of their young lives. Putting myself in their heads I supposed it took about a second for the two Marines to separately come to the same conclusion about what was going on once the truck came into their view at the far end of the alley. Exactly no time to talk it over or call the sergeant to ask what they should do. Only enough time to take half an instant and think about what the sergeant told them to do only a few minutes before: ‘Let no unauthorized personnel or vehicles pass.’ The two Marines had about five seconds left to live.

“It took maybe another two seconds for them to present their weapons, take aim, and open up. By this time the truck was halfway through the barriers and gaining speed the whole time. Here, the recording shows a number of Iraqi police, some of whom had fired their AKs, now scattering like the normal and rational men they were–some running right past the Marines. They had three seconds left to live.

“For about two seconds more, the recording shows the Marines’ weapons firing nonstop… the truck’s windshield exploding into shards of glass as their rounds take it apart and tore into the body of the son-of-a-beech who is trying to get past them to kill their brothers–American and Iraqi–bedded down in the barracks, totally unaware of the fact that their lives at that moment depended entirely on two Marines standing their ground. If they had been aware, they would have known they were safe… because two Marines stood between them and a crazed suicide bomber. The recording shows the truck careening to a stop immediately in front of the two Marines. In all of the instantaneous violence Yale and Haerter never hesitated. By all reports and by the recording, they never stepped back. They never even started to step aside. They never even shifted their weight. With their feet spread shoulder-width apart, they leaned into the danger, firing as fast as they could work their weapons. They had only one second left to live.

“The truck explodes. The camera goes blank. Two young men go to their God. Six seconds. Not enough time to think about their families, their country, their flag, or about their lives or their deaths, but more than enough time for two very brave young men to do their duty… into eternity. That is the kind of people who are on watch all over the world tonight–for you.”

(Originally published by The Weekly Standard in December of 2010)

Tales like this are legion in the annuls of the military history of the United States of America. Our citizen soldiers are some of the best ever seen by mankind. This Memorial Day, please do remember them, pray for them, support them.

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