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  • Audit of HUD Uncovers $500 Billion Errors [semi-satire]

    04/11/2017 10:51:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    In a bid to improve procedures and results at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), incoming Secretary Ben Carson asked for an audit of past spending. He was stunned by the finding that there were accounting mistakes amounting to more than $500 billion. "I expected to discover numerous problems, but the magnitude of the mess exceeded my wildest estimates," Carson said. "Whether this is the result of incompetence or fraud or both remains to be sorted out." The Obama Administration Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro chided his successor for "going backward rather than forward....
  • Former CFO of Berkeley schools confesses to taking $382,252 from the district, board member says

    02/27/2017 3:09:59 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 27 replies
    Charleston Post and Courrier ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | Brenda Rindge
    MONCKS CORNER – The former chief financial officer of Berkeley County School District has confessed to taking nearly $400,000 from the district starting in July 2012, according to district officials. In addition to releasing details of the investigation, the board voted Tuesday to fire the accounting firm that gave it a clean audit just a month before Brantley Thomas, 60, was accused of misappropriating funds. The board also called Tuesday for an internal investigation into the district’s finances.
  • FL Amendment 1 "Smart Solar" scam

    10/15/2016 2:58:29 PM PDT · by plsjr · 14 replies
    Self ^ | 10/15/2016 | Self
    Florida voters, please do your homework. The PAC behind this amendment is massively funded by th FL utility companies, who are not interested in changes that do not benefit their bottom line. http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article94661792.html http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2016/10/15/amendment-burn-solar-firms-customers/92156076/
  • Freddie Gray had spine surgery before his arrest

    04/28/2015 4:23:48 PM PDT · by revivaljoe · 9 replies
    fourth estate ^ | 4/28/2015 | fouth estate
    Freddie Gray had a pre-existing spinal and neck injury and had severe damage and scar tissue from an accident that Allstate Insurance was paying him a large structured settlement. Freddie had several unsuccessful spinal fusion surgeries, he most recent spinal/cervical operation was a week and a half before he was arrested. Freddie should have been at home in bed resting and recovering from recent major operation instead of manufacturing and distributing drugs on the streets and resisting arrest. Freddie has a criminal record pages long for manufacturing and distributing controlled dangerous drugs that were cocaine crack heroine etc. along with...
  • What does Obama's punt on Holder replacement mean?

    10/17/2014 4:15:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2014 | Makan Delrahim, contributor
    On Tuesday, exactly three weeks before the midterm elections, the White House confirmed that President Obama would not be nominating a new attorney general until after the elections. Media reports indicate that the decision to delay was requested by Senate Democrats and was done to avoid the nomination being "caught up in election year politics." Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the ranking Republican (and if the Republicans take back the majority, the next chairman) of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in equating the move to the president's delay of the threatened executive action on immigration, said that "[f]irst it was immigration, and...
  • Failure Upon Failure - The disintegration of the Obama presidency

    10/10/2014 4:46:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 20, 2014 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A year before his first inauguration, Barack Obama laid out the objective of his presidency: to renew faith and trust in -activist government and transform the country. In an hourlong interview with the editorial board of the Reno Gazette-Journal on January 16, 2008, Obama said that his campaign was already “shifting the political paradigm” and promised that his presidency would do the same. His model would be Ronald Reagan, who “put us on a fundamentally different path,” in a way that distinguished him from leaders who were content merely to occupy the office. “I think that Ronald Reagan changed the...
  • You Want President Obama Impeached, Sarah Palin? For What? (The black backlash begins)

    07/10/2014 12:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Root ^ | July 9, 2014 | David Swerdlick, associate editor
    If she’s demanding impeachment, it would be nice if she could at least tell us what for.If you’re familiar with the oeuvre of the late conservative Internet provocateur Andrew Breitbart, you’ll know that he’s remembered among his admirers for the cri de coeur that he offered right before his death: “Apologize for WHAT?” It’s become as much a part of Tea Party lore as Rick Santelli’s CNBC rant or South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie!” So you’ll pardon me if I find it just a bit ironic that Breitbart.com is where Palin chose to pen her immediately infamous op-ed...
  • When should Boehner file an Injunction with the Consumer Protection Agency against Obamacare?

    11/07/2013 7:03:48 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 36 replies
    Graewoulf | November 7, 2013 | Graewoulf
    Seldom have so few done so much financial harm to so many as is now occurring with the partial mandatory implementation of the Obama Socialist Health Insurance Tax, commonly called "Obamacare." Estimates today on FOX News "Fox and Friends" start at 4.5 Million clients who will have their current Medical Insurance policies cancelled at year end because those existing insurance policies are considered to be illegal by the Mandatory Obamacare Federal Insurance Tax Law. Will Speaker Boehner do ANYTHING to protect Insurance consumers from the harsh financial ruin that Obamacare clearly promises?
  • Whitehouse.gov petition: Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by US DoJ [shortened]

    07/15/2013 11:46:29 AM PDT · by justlurking · 15 replies
    The White House ^ | 2013-07-14 | T.C.
    Full title: Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by United States Department of Justice for She Deliberately Withheld Evidence Civil Rights Prosecution of Angela Corey by United States Department of Justice for the unlawful Prosecution of George Zimmerman for depriving him of his Constitutional Rights of Life and Liberty by the United States Department of Justice, Eric Holder, United States Attorney General in United States District Court as swiftly and expeditiously as is possible. Angela Corey is alleged to have omitted material exculpatory facts, such as photographs of the wounds on George Zimmerman's head, which go to his defense of...
  • Now Congress Wants to Exempt Itself from Obamacare

    04/25/2013 8:23:59 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 55 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | April 25, 2013 | Bob Moffit
    No argument for Obamacare’s repeal can top the simple fact that Members of Congress do not want it to apply to them. Today’s Politico reports that the House and Senate congressional leadership—both Democrats and Republicans working in cahoots with Obama Administration officials—have been secretly negotiating for months trying to find a way to exempt Members of Congress and their staffs from being forced into Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. Beginning on January 1, 2014, these exchanges, to be run by the federal government or the states (under federal rules) will offer federally “qualified” insurance coverage for millions of Americans. Ordinary Americans...
  • 'Fast and Furious' Supervisors Were Not Promoted, ATF Says

    08/22/2011 6:15:57 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 13 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 8/22/2011 | Catholic Online - News Consortium
    LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Los Angeles, Times reported that William G. McMahon, William D. Newell and David Voth, the three key supervisors in the Phoenix-run investigation that went wrong, were promoted to management positions at the ATF's Washington headquarters. The House committee investigating "Fast and Furious" asked the ATF to explain the new jobs and to confirm whether or not McMahon, Newell and Voth had been promoted. The ATF's acting director Kenneth E. Melson, told the Oversight and Government Reform Committee staff that the jobs were not considered promotions because as no one received a raise in...
  • Is a lawsuit possible? (Vanity)

    04/04/2011 3:08:41 PM PDT · by William of Barsoom · 11 replies
    Vaniity | March 4th | William of Barsoom
    Is it possible to sue a politician for violation of an implied contract when he fails to perform in accord with his campaign promises?
  • It Sounds So Much Better Read Out Loud (Palin article read by Rush Limbaugh)

    01/21/2011 9:58:22 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 29 replies
    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion ^ | 1/21/11 | William Jacobson
    A reading of We Just Witnessed The Media’s Test Run To Re-Elect Barack Obama, by Rush Limbaugh today. (yesterday).Go to link to listen.
  • Malfeasance In Office

    08/16/2009 1:55:30 PM PDT · by tomdavidd · 7 replies · 803+ views
    http://www.tomdavidd.com/blog/ ^ | August 16, 2009 | Thomas D Dowling
    We must never again allow our leaders to have unaccountable trust! EVER! People are corruptible! We must always question and watch very closely everything they do! Our Freedom, Our beloved Constitution, Our National Sovereignty, “We the People” and the fact that we are a Constitutional Republic is why the United States of America is the Greatest Nation in the World! Any bad truths about our Country are the slow results of the corruptible human nature of a few individuals! Power and wealth can corrupt a person if not kept in check! After we fix our current problems, and we will,...
  • California government declares fiscal emergency over budget

    07/01/2009 5:09:54 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 4 replies · 847+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 07/1/2009 | Jim Christie
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday declared a fiscal emergency to force lawmakers into a special session to tackle a state budget gap that has widened to $26.3 billion from $24.3 billion after they failed to close it on Tuesday. Lawmakers debated late into the night Tuesday but could not agree on a plan to balance California's budget for its new fiscal year, which began early Wednesday morning. That cleared the way for state officials to suspend payments owed to vendors and local agencies, who instead will get "IOU" notes promising payment. The notes would mark...
  • The Stimulus Bill: Why the Senate Must Fix the Health Care Provisions

    02/10/2009 9:13:34 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 17 replies · 802+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 02/10/2009 | EagleUSA
    Liberals in Congress, under the guise of emergency economic stimulus legislation, are attempting to push forward their radical health care agenda. These provisions would fuel fiscal irresponsibility in state Medicaid programs, expand dependence on the already-unsound Medicaid entitlement program, distort health care choices for unemployed workers, and set up a federal infrastructure that could be used as a tool for government rationing of medical treatments, procedures, and services. If Members of Congress insist on these provisions, they should at the very least require a review of Medicaid spending by the states, prioritize Medicaid spending on a state-by-state basis, empower families...
  • Will $700B bailout work? We may never know

    01/30/2009 1:55:26 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 8 replies · 316+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 01/30/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON – We may never know whether the government's $700 billion bailout of the financial industry worked, according to a new report from congressional auditors. That's because it will be impossible to sort out which of the government's spending and other tinkering has made a difference, according to the report released Friday by the Government Accountability Office. The report covers Treasury's administration of the bailout, called the Troubled Asset Relief Program, through Jan. 23. Nearly $294 billion had been released by that date — almost $200 billion of it through a program to inject capital directly into financial institutions. The...
  • Citigroup Prefers Naming Rights of Mets' Stadium to Employing Real People

    11/25/2008 7:34:26 AM PST · by bamahead · 20 replies · 660+ views
    MLB Fanhouse ^ | Nov 24th 2008 | Matt Snyder
    When news of Citigroup's financial woes broke last week, I assumed the Mets' new stadium would end up having a different name than Citi Field. It's been common knowledge for quite some time that Citi's paying the Mets $400 million over the course of 20 years just to have their name plastered on that enormous facade. Unfortunately, it's better for business to advertise than it is to care about real people's jobs. Citigroup is still going to sponsor the new stadium, and is planning on picking up that colossal tab over the next two decades. Some other feathers in the...
  • Ohio DSS director who checked out Joe the Plumber is an Obama donor

    10/27/2008 10:07:10 PM PDT · by flyfree · 81 replies · 2,626+ views
    Ohio's Head of Job and Family Services Approved a Child-Support Search on Joe Wurzelbacher Immediately After Third Debate; Her Excuse? "Oh, We Always Do That" Confirmed: Max Donor to Obama Helen Jones-Kelley (two e's in Kelley) just happens to be a maximum $2300 contributor to Barack Obama.
  • Democrats Kill Ban on Terrorists in Schools

    08/06/2008 7:25:58 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 41 replies · 750+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 08/06/2008 | EagleUSA
    Majority Democrats in the California Assembly have rejected two amendments that would have allowed schools to fire any employee discovered to be part of an extremist terror network and require users of school facilities to affirm they are not terrorists. A report from Karen England at the Capital Resource Institute said the amendments were submitted by assemblymen Martin Garrick and Chuck DeVore to a plan that also would allow members of the Communist Party to teach in public schools. "I am appalled that Democrat lawmakers will not agree to these commonsense amendments," said England, executive director of CRFI. "My son...