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Main Street Media Is Finally Outraged Over Lip Service
According to our MSM - Main Street Media aka the Ad Vertiser, finally took notice of the Obama crime spree. According to Wednesday's anonymous editorial the MSM janitor finally decided to comment on the Fox News scandal. Delaney hears 1st Amendment and he starts to flagellate like a simple cell animal.
Never mind Publisher Steve Delaney and his cadre of brownie addicts totally ignored Benghazi, the AP and IRS scandals plus the Fast and Furious cover-up that still has no resolution. Delaney is outraged. Outraged? Did Delaney show any emotion when the IRS gave confidential taxpayer information to George Soros's band of criminals? Hell No!!
People have died but Delaney has only projected his unhappiness when the 1st Amendment is butchered by his beloved Communist in Chief Obama. Delaney is the biggest hypocrite. He offers no oversight to big government consuming society. Delaney only runs an advertising business while he injects himself into the inner workings of the community for purely financial gain.
I've started telling Delaney's advertisers of my unhappiness with their liberal stance and my intention to stop dealing with those local businesses. I urge everyone else to do the same. If you just cut 10% of your budget from Delaney's advertisers it makes a difference.
Spike, you told us all Obama was unfit and incompetent to lead this country, 5 years ago. I never had a clue it would evolve into what it has become.
Wake Up You Dolts
One Check Voters Reap What They Sow
What goes around comes around and we’re seeing this with Obama because electing people without any qualifications for the office of president is exactly the same reason Burlington is on the verge of bankruptcy, electing unqualified and questionable people to represent us in city government.
One checkers in Burlington could care less what qualifications one has for the city council and only check one box when they vote because their ignorant about what an election is really about. Voters should look at the job to be done and then vote, regardless of party for the best qualified person for the office in question. Voting for party is total ignorance and unacceptable because now we’re stuck with what we have in Washington as well as Burlington.
Burlington has retired officials elected as well as hired that should probably be in jail rather than sitting at home drawing a pension and living the good life after ruining the lives of fellow citizens, squandering taxpayer monies on dreams of grandeur and failing to serve the people they supposedly were elected to serve.
Knowing Obama’s ego, need to control and agenda it’s all but impossible to think he didn’t know what was going on around him and the dirty tricks the IRS was pulling off in order to win him the last election by illegally denying the tax exempt status of conservative entities.
Here in Burlington the same thing happened with Senator Courtney guiding the dimwits at city hall on how to wiggle under the new Iowa imminent domain law prior to its being law that made it possible for the city to ruin the lives of Manor residents and squander over $5 million of taxpayer dollars setting the stage for Burlington’s ultimate failure to make payroll and requiring the city to borrow $2 million to make payroll just a short time ago.
Again, without a news worthy newspaper we in Burlington were never warned about any of the shenanigans going on down at city hall because our paper just doesn’t have any guts to expose city failures because their tied to the local party line as well as the national line of bs emanating from the messiah and his stooges.
Unlike Washington those in Burlington always walk away as though their immune from prosecution for their crimes against the taxpayers a typical characteristic of government unions (one checkers) who dominate elections here in Burlington.
More Than Just Buds
Obama's Culture of Intimidation
Need A Score Card to Keep The Obama Crime Bracket Current?
"With new reports today that the Obama Department of Justice leaked documents intended to smear a whistleblower in the Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal, it is now more obvious than ever that this administration has, in the words of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), created a “culture of intimidation” that stretches from the White House down to myriad agencies of the executive branch
President Obama: From his language suggesting targeting of enemies to his officials’ attempts to castigate Tea Partiers as economic terrorists, President Obama has presided over an administration that sees his political opponents as unworthy and nasty. Early in his administration, Obama threatened CEOs of banks, “My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.” The White House's regular meetings with non-profit hit group Media Matters are often designed to help target conservative media ranging from Fox News to Rush Limbaugh. Whether he’s urging supporters to bring guns to a fight or suggesting that his enemies are in thrall to the gun lobby at the expense of children, President Obama’s tactics of intimidation have become commonplace. The Obama campaign singled out Mitt Romney donors for special censure, suggesting that they were lawbreakers. Not coincidentally, many of those donors ended up on the wrong end of Obama administration legal scrutiny, including megadonors like Frank Vandersloot.
Department of Justice: Today’s report from the Department of Justice Inspector General, showing that former US Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke leaked documents intended to smear a whistleblower in Fast and Furious, is only the latest revelation on misconduct from DOJ. The DOJ has also targeted: Fox News reporter James Rosen over leaks from State Department employee Stephen Jin-Woo Kim; according to Megyn Kelly, two other Fox News staffers; the Associated Press, over a story regarding CIA investigations into al-Qaeda; Gallup, shortly after the polling firm showed Mitt Romney with a substantial lead over Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential race; and True the Vote, an organization dedicated to stopping voter fraud. The Eric Holder Department of Justice has been the lead enforcement arm of the Obama agenda, going after Arizona’s immigration law and refusing to go after New Black Panther voter intimidation. The DOJ reportedly uses the non-profit group Media Matters to disseminate its talking points.
Among others -
Internal Revenue Service
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of the Treasury
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Department of the Interior
Department of Homeland Security
Environmental Protection Agency
The intimidation comes from the top down in the Obama administration. And it is pervasive."
Washington Times Writer: Fox News Scandal Goes ‘Much Deeper,’ W.H. Sitting on Something Top Obama Aides ‘Terrified’ About
"Washington Times columnist Joseph Curl on Monday said the Obama administration’s developing scandal involving the monitoring of Fox News reporter James Rosen’s email accounts goes “much deeper.”
Citing a “CIA source,” Curl claimed via his official Twitter account that the Fox News scandal was the “4th Shoe” and the White House is sitting on “something” that has top White House aides “terrified.”
Obama Met With IRS Union Boss Day Before Tea Party Targeting Began
"The White House Visitors Log reveals that President Barack Obama met with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) union boss Colleen Kelley on March 31, 2010—the day before the Inspector General's report says the IRS began its scheme to target tea party and conservative groups
Furthermore, Obama appointed Colleen Kelley, president of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), to the Federal Salary Council whose job is to recommend pay raises for IRS and other federal employees one week after Obama and Democrats suffered historic midterm losses in 2010. Two years later, Kelley’s 150,000-member union had raised $580,412, 94% of which went to Democratic federal candidates. The group also strongly backed Obama's reelection."
Obama's Scandal Bracket
Click To Find Your Favorite Crime
White House: 'Irrelevant' Where Obama Was During Benghazi Attacks
Who Answered The Phone?
"On Fox News Sunday morning
, White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer was asked by Chris Wallace where in the White House President Obama was during the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans. “Question,” asked Wallace. “What did the President do the rest of that night to pursue Benghazi?” Pfeiffer answered, “Look, the President was kept up to date on this as it was happening the entire night, from the moment it started until the very end …. I recognize that there’s a series of conspiracy theories Republicans have been spinning about it since the time it happened.” He then added, “The question here is not what happened that night.”
Wallace pressed him further: “With due respect, you didn’t answer my question: what did the president do that night?” Pfeiffer said that Obama was in touch with his national security team, but as Wallace pointed out, he didn’t talk to the Secretary of State except for one time after the attack was over, didn’t talk to the Secretary of Defense, didn’t talk with the Joint Chiefs of Staff as it developed.
Finally, Wallace asked whether Obama was in the Situation Room. “I don’t remember what room the President was in on that night,” shot back Pfeiffer, “and that’s a largely irrelevant fact.” Wallace continued to press the point, and Pfeiffer continued to evade."
Commerce Nominee Penny Pritzker: Obama's Worst Insult to His Left-Wing Base
"In a crowded field, Chicago billionaire, bundler, sub-prime banker and union buster Penny Pritzker is clearly the worst nominee that President Barack Obama has chosen for his second term cabinet
Though the position for which she has been nominated, Secretary of Commerce, often goes to a presidential crony or political insider, Pritzker would exceed all her predecessors and peers with her shocking record of cronyism and failure.
Pritzker ran Superior Bank into the ground by dealing in sub-prime mortgages. As Breitbart News noted recently, the bank's depositors lost $6000, on average, and the taxpayers got fleeced--but the investors got paid out first. Pritzker recently served on the board of the Chicago Public Schools during a period of abject educational failure, and earned a bad reputation with labor unions both there and at her family's Hyatt hotel chain.
The Senate Commerce Committee will hold Pritzker's confirmation hearing on Thursday. Janet Novack of Forbes suggests that Senators ask Pritzker about her extensive offshore accounts and her $250,000-plus debt to American Express. The Senators, Novack writes, could expose broader evasion by the wealthy: "Congress could finally make public one of the grandest and most successful family tax-avoidance schemes ever."
But will they?"
Do Not feed The Geese
"The City Council unanimously agreed on Tuesday to impose a ban on feeding geese and other wildlife on public property in the city, in a new effort to manage the overpopulation of geese and so reduce the amount of waste they leave behind
Geese are like the liberal's power base. Geese perfectly able to fend for themselves have discovered conservation of energy at the expense of others.
Geese find the living easy in space provided by the taxpayer. Geese trash the neighborhood. Where geese gather soon becomes odoriferous.
Geese do no useful work. Geese demand a free lunch. Geese will attack you if they think you have something they want and do not hand it over.
With a free lunch and public space to live in, geese reproduce at alarming rate. In turn, the destruction geese create begins to spread exponentially.
When geese flee, nothing useful is left behind.
Geese and dead people in urban areas have been registered to vote and cast ballots. Some day, geese may learn to use "free" cell phones.
Pay no attention to what State Senator Courtney says.
Do not feed the geese.
Faster Than a Speeding Nash - More Powerful Than a Railroad Lawsuit
"Men who are physically strong are more likely to take a right wing political stance, while weaker men are inclined to support the welfare state, according to a new study
It appears liberalism is more than just a reasoning deficiency. There is research suggesting a link to physical strength.
Does this mean Spike is really Superman? You have on more than one occasion set right the errors of Jimmy Olsen interns at the Ad Vertiser. Is it true you can leap from atop the ruins of the Tama Building to the roof of the F&M Bank in a single bound?
When will Burlington voters bulk up, face up and bench press their pens on election day for candidates other than girly men? The weak of mind and spirit, including distilled, as leaders only engender decay.
Excuses, Excuses - Braley in Training to Be A Senate Slug
"Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley, a Democrat from Waterloo
, says the IRS scandal has taken the focus off of its legitimate duty to investigate non-profit groups that are breaking the rules."
The man who wants be our next U S Senator is trying to deflect attention from crimes that by comparison make Richard Nixon a boy scout.
‘Scandalous Hat Trick’: Sarah Palin Shreds Obama & His Scandal-Embroiled White House
Scandalous Hat Trick
Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas. Today in the Rose Garden you dismissed the idea of a Special Counsel to investigate the IRS scandal. With that, your galling political hubris shined bright in the midst of today’s dark clouds.
Mr. President, how can we trust your Justice Department to conduct an independent investigation when there is a systemic violation of the Hatch Act throughout your administration?
Surely you are aware that the Hatch Act prevents certain federal employees from engaging in political activity. Specifically, it’s illegal for these federal employees to engage in action in support of or in opposition to a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group.
Yet that is exactly what’s happened within the IRS, the Justice Department, and in the Benghazi cover-up. This scandalous hat trick is on your watch. It is not believable that you knew nothing about Obama administration actions in dealing with these scandals. And in regards to Benghazi, when you should have taken appropriate action to save American lives – for instance by calling in the Marines – you were AWOL. Just weeks before the election your team scrubbed the Benghazi talking points in 12 different versions, lied to the American people about some YouTube video being to blame for the deaths of brave Americans who put our country first, and you prove Michael Barone right when he writes, “What actually happened in Benghazi was out of sync with the Obama campaign line.” That’s why you all did what you did. Pure raw politics were at play during a horrific time of loss."
IRS official in charge during Tea Party targeting now runs agency’s Obamacare office
Can It Get Anymore Stupid or Corrupt?
"The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today."
City Attorney Overbilled By $90,000 - It Can't Happen Here!
So How's The Comfort Level On Scott Power's Lump Sum Billing Practice Now?
"The Indianola city attorney overbilled the city more than $90,000 during a six year period, a state audit released today found.
John Hoyman, the general legal counsel for Indianola and Indianola Municipal Utilities since 1986, submitted improper invoices for services he said he provided between June 1, 2006 and July 31, 2012, the Office of Auditor of State concluded.
...Hoyman admitted placing incorrect names in the city prosecutions sections of invoices which he told investigators was done to save time. He said 99 percent were incorrect names, some of which came from a phone book or a 1980 Warren County platting atlas
Abortion Doctor Gosnell Gets Life
Abortion Dr's Trial MIA in MSM
I see the Ad Vertiser dedicated exactly 1/4 of a column to the Gosnell murder trial results the other day.
A doctor snips babies' spinal cords to kill them and this is all the Main Street Media can find space for?
They can pound a baseless story of the homeless shelter until it is lifeless but they can't find room for a murderer that was allowed to maintain a killing room for years?
Whatever happened to "if it bleeds it leads."
I Ran Into a Door
Mayor of a Burlington Sister City Throws Up His Hands
"After a tumultuous four years overseeing a city long riddled with blight, corruption, crime, and historic financial issues, mayor David Bing has had enough
, telling a stunned audience at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History Tuesday that he’d leave when his term ends in December."
Give the Mayor of Detroit his due. He did not throw his gavel at the gallery.
A. C. Hammered
And he knew when to declare a financial disaster unlike Slage, Worden, and Slinger Edwards.
The Perfect Cut
While the city ponders ways to cut the budget the RecPlex sits out there running deficits year after year; so why look any further when selling off the RecPlex would be the best move for the city because that operation just isn’t cutting the mustard under city management because city personnel cost far too much in pay and benefits when compared to what a non-governmental firm would pay for personnel.
People can view the RecPlex income statement on page 179 through page 182 which are the actual pages in the budget document and not the page numbers listed in the Table of Contents.
With the way our city takes care of city business running a business is the last thing they should be doing. They can’t even run a swimming pool that requires less than $50,000 a year and they’ve never proven, since 1999 that they can run the RecPlex without constant losses, just look at the RecPlex book of constant red ink. Do the taxpayers even know what it’s cost them in RecPlex red ink?
I venture well over $1 million in bailouts since it opened its doors.
Of course they could also reduce city wide pay from the top down and up the ante for personnel benefits which would still favor them over the private sector. It’s time for the city government to bite the bullet because the taxpayers have eaten the bullet for years because of overpaid and over benefitted city employees. This doesn’t even account for the constant failures of city government to perform their duties with some type of logic and competence.
Many of those responsible for robbing the taxpayers are retired and living the good life when they should probably be in jail for total incompetence and mismanagement of taxpayer funds. The trouble with government is no one is ever held accountable for their dereliction of duty and mismanagement. Their always slapping each other on the back and getting constant raises year after year while those paying for it continually get no raises or bonuses and are still held accountable for their performance and work ethic unlike government.
How much longer are the citizens of Burlington going to vote for democrats who have done nothing but ruin our infrastructure and mismanage the city coffers for years and now they want more taxes to cover their asses as usual. It’s time the citizens wake up and give anyone but democrats a chance to clean up the mess their voting habits have gotten us into over the past couple of decades. The democrats have proven their just not capable of running Burlington what more does it take for people to realize the root cause for Burlington’s problems?
It’s time to get ones head out of the sand and see what’s happening around you and stop voting for proven losers. The taxpayer should no longer be libel for bailing out constant loser city management and plain stupid voters.
The IRS Only Loaded 7
Lineman For the Commune
Comrade Publisher Steve Delaney's Drinking & Driving Next DOJ Wire Tap
- The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news."
Those who showered Big Brother with big praise have discovered the truth about a Socialist utopia. It must spy on even its most powerful allies
There is no mention of any local wire tapping. Do you think the Ad Vertiser feels slighted?
When it comes to how the Ad Vertiser gathers news, the Justice Department already knows how to do a Google Search. A phone tap might tell local police where Jimmy Olsen's fake ID works buying beer.
The Detroit School of Municipal Accounting
Something Burce Slagle & Doug Worden Would Be Proud Of
"As part of the deficit, Orr counts $226 million in accounting gimmicks and delayed payments owed to vendors and the city's pension funds
. Detroit is paying just $31 million of a required $139 million payment toward its pensions this fiscal year, Orr said."
From The Detroit News:
Detroit is a mess. Over 50 years of single party socialism refused to address economic change. Change has caught up with and run over Detroit. People here have no reason to point and laugh.
Burlington is trouble for basically the same reasons as Detroit. Burlington has a single socialist party system. Shuffling funds around to cover gaping holes has been exposed. Public employee compensation far in excess of the same private sector compensation is unsustainable. Etc. Etc.
Detroit is so far along the road to ruin, foreign tourists are coming to Detroit The tourists point cameras at the old Packard factory. They come to see how the world will end.
If Burlington does pull its head out of the sewer soon, tourists may start coming to photograph the ruins.