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(Beam Me Up!) - IRS Calls 'Star Trek' Parody Video a Mistake
Orange County Register ^ | March 22, 2013 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

Posted on 03/23/2013 8:24:42 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Edited on 03/23/2013 8:25:15 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) Nobody's going to win an Emmy for a parody of the TV show "Star Trek" filmed by Internal Revenue Service employees at an agency studio in Maryland.

Instead, the IRS got a rebuke from Congress for wasting taxpayer dollars.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: beammeup; federalgovernment; fraudwasteabuse; internalrevenue; irs; jedimindmeld; maryland; obamanation; obamanomics; publictrust; startrek; starwars; taxcollector; taxes; taxman; trainingvideo; treasurydepartment; trekkies; yourtaxdollarsatwork
star trek gif photo:  picardfacepalm.gif

The agency also said, "A video of this type would not be made today." - Yes ... mistakes were made.

1 posted on 03/23/2013 8:24:42 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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More ... link to watch the video:

IRS Releases “Star Trek” Parody Video

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/cb-TF8KtUk1bQqV/irs_releases_star_trek_parody_video/


2 posted on 03/23/2013 8:25:34 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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I.R.S. photo IRS_logo.jpg Your tax dollars at work
3 posted on 03/23/2013 8:26:33 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
the IRS got a rebuke from Congress for wasting taxpayer dollars.

THAT's the real rib-tickler here.

4 posted on 03/23/2013 8:29:39 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: DogByte6RER
The film was made at an IRS studio in New Carrollton, Md., a suburb of Washington.

The IRS has a "Sudio"?

They must also have a weapons depot to store all that ammo. I have an idea on how our government could save or even make some money.

Sell the F-ing studio and the ammo!

5 posted on 03/23/2013 8:31:38 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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To: DogByte6RER

Sheesh - you can’t get much for 4 million dollars anymore...


6 posted on 03/23/2013 8:32:25 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: DogByte6RER

A “mistake”? When a citizen makes a mistake the IRS is all over him like flies on a democrat.


7 posted on 03/23/2013 8:32:58 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CXYw82RH0E

“Beam me up!” - Former Representative (and convicted felon) James Traficant (D) on the IRS


8 posted on 03/23/2013 8:37:02 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
Is that the Obamacare branch or the tax branch. Oh never mind, they will be one and the same in a couple of years.
9 posted on 03/23/2013 8:37:29 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: DogByte6RER

For 4 mil, they could at least made it entertaining.


10 posted on 03/23/2013 8:39:39 AM PDT by logitech (I think it's time)
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To: I want the USA back

yes, and then this “Congressional investigators initially sought both the “Star Trek” video and the “Gilligan’s Island” video but after viewing them determined that the “Gilligan’s Island” video was a legitimate training video. The IRS did not release the “Gilligan’s Island” video”. So how in the heck did they determine it was “legitimate”? What a freaking crock. If this had happened during George’s rein the press would have yelped so loud someone would be unemployed. We can’t give children tours of the WH but we can fund STUPID!


11 posted on 03/23/2013 8:52:16 AM PDT by Ab Alius Domitor ("In the end; the winner")
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To: DogByte6RER

And they won’t furlough the employees until after tax time.

After they rack up hours and hours of over time so being furloughed will not make any difference anyway. It’ll just be a paid vacation.

Enjoy paying your taxes citizen... those who do pay taxes anyway. As for the rest, screw you back.


12 posted on 03/23/2013 8:57:20 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: DogByte6RER

"I'm cuttin' da Federation in fer... forty percent."

13 posted on 03/23/2013 8:58:45 AM PDT by zigzagzoom
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To: Ab Alius Domitor

Not enough black actors on the GI training video?


14 posted on 03/23/2013 9:09:05 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Very cheesy video.

Has the same quality of the “Innocence of Muslims”. Probably produced by the same people.


15 posted on 03/23/2013 9:26:10 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: DogByte6RER
I recognize that image. Several groups/artists that I listened to back in the 1980's were on the I.R.S. Record label.

Anyhoo, at least they weren't a government agency requiring you to buy the music. Although according to the Supreme Court, if the federal government did so now, it would probably be considered a tax.

16 posted on 03/23/2013 9:26:51 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: reagandemocrat

That IRS Star Trek video will cause spontaneous demonstrations.


17 posted on 03/23/2013 9:28:36 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: reagandemocrat

Ha! The IRS is a Total mistake!!!!


18 posted on 03/23/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Ab Alius Domitor
determined that the “Gilligan’s Island” video was a legitimate training video

A video for IRS people instructing them so that they get lost on some uncharted tropic isle would be worth every penny.

19 posted on 03/23/2013 9:50:25 AM PDT by zigzagzoom
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To: FreedomOfExpression

I remember the label well too. The 1980s were my heyday.

Some of my favorite music from the 80s era include Wall of Voodoo (Stan Ridgeway’s Wall of Voodoo), The English Beat, Squeeze, R.E.M., etc.

I was in the Navy for much of the 1980s, but I remember how jazzed I felt whenever I could find and buy an occasional I.R.S. cassette or CD for sale in my ship’s tiny store when I was deployed on WestPac cruises.

A friend on mine onboard from New Jersey always thought how cool the “secret agent” I.R.S. logo was.


20 posted on 03/23/2013 10:02:55 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

and Congress never wastes our money...


21 posted on 03/23/2013 10:14:41 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: DogByte6RER
Yeah, I thought the logo was pretty cool, too.
That was when MTV actually played music videos! I still like to go back and listen to some music from this and other labels.
It is strange to think that they are now considered oldies, or at least retro.
22 posted on 03/23/2013 10:26:03 AM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: zigzagzoom

He shoots ... He scores!


23 posted on 03/23/2013 10:46:05 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: DogByte6RER

They could easily make back the $60K with YouTube hits if they would just post it!


24 posted on 03/23/2013 11:22:07 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: DogByte6RER; JoeProBono; KevinDavis

Thanks DogByte6RER.

Obama’s head on the away team crewmember wearing the wrong color shirt... just thinking out loud...


25 posted on 03/23/2013 8:06:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: DogByte6RER; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ..

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


26 posted on 03/23/2013 8:17:29 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: DogByte6RER
One of my favorite lines from the article:

The production value is high even though the acting is what one might expect from a bunch of tax collectors.
27 posted on 03/25/2013 10:08:14 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: DogByte6RER

If they did a “Married with Children” parody, I would have a serious suspicion that they copied the XXX script of the “NOT” series, but instead of screwing hot porn stars, it is tax collectors screwing the American people.


28 posted on 03/25/2013 12:52:39 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (FUBO)
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To: Sensei Ern

What about the line that said the IRS has its own STUDIO!?


29 posted on 03/25/2013 12:56:46 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (FUBO)
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