Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Coal Is At The Top Of Your Priority List Barry ?
Obama needs to crack down on his own inactions beginning with himself and his amnesia plagued underlings' roles in the Benghazi scandal, his lying, elusive Attorney General Eric Holder, the IRS, the NSA, Islamic terrorists and the nation's porous borders before worrying about coal.
The IRS sent $46.3 million dollars in tax refunds to one address in Atlanta, according to a 2012 Treasury Inspector General audit now gaining renewed attention through social media. $46 million to one address? How many other undiscovered asshole moves have they made? And Barry's worried about coal.
An IRS technology official at the center of a House investigation into whether he pushed the agency to award contracts worth up to $500 million to an inexperienced company owned by a personal friend pleaded the Fifth Amendment and refused to testify at a House hearing Wednesday. A House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform report Tuesday said Greg Roseman, an IRS deputy director, may have influenced the IRS to award lucrative IT contracts to Strong Castle, Inc.
The same report also said the company had given the Small Business Administration misleading information to win approval so it could obtain set aside contracts, and that its Veterans Affairs awarded status as a so-called service disabled veteran company was based on a nearly three decade old sports injury by its owner.
The House investigation also uncovered numerous text messages between Roseman and Strong Castle’s owner, Braulio Castillo. The company was previously called Signet Computers. Appearing before the committee, Roseman declined to testify other than giving his title, and he declined to say whether he was still employed by the IRS.
Meanwhile, Barry departed today for a vacation in Africa, but he's still worried about coal.....
The News As I See It: Obama gave a big speech on climate change because, theoretically, he believes global warming is getting worse. On the other hand, he's probably just sweating more because of the plethora of scandals surrounding him.
Kanye West said that he considers himself an intellectual. Really? You're with a woman who's been laid by half of the NBA and whose sex tape has been seen all over the world and you think you're intelligent? And the two of you named your newborn child "North West"? Don't hold your breath waiting for a call from MENSA.
Tourism officials in Paris have launched a campaign to make Paris friendlier to tourists. Here's a thought. The first step is kick out the French.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden somehow managed to get out of the U.S. with all their information. Now where is he? He's in Russia now, going to be in Ecuador or wherever. He remains at large. Now what are the odds out of 350 million Americans, the only one the government wasn't watching was him?
The NSA says they have developed a robotic bird that looks and flies like a bird to use for surveillance. So if you see a bird outside your window tweeting with a BlackBerry, it’s spying on you.
In the middle of all these scandals, Obama got some good news today. The IRS ruled that he can write off the first half of his second term as a total loss.
This Date In History: 1819; The bicycle was patented by W. K. Clarkson. 1843; Hong Kong was proclaimed a British crown colony. 1906; The first Grand Prix motor race was held in Le Mans, France.
1959; The St. Lawrence Seaway, connecting the Great Lakes and the Atlantic, was opened. 1963; President John Kennedy gave his, "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) speech in West Berlin. 1976 The CN tower in Toronto opened, the world's tallest free-standing structure.
2000; The first map of the human genome, which required decoding more than 3 billion biochemical "letters" of human DNA, is completed. 2003; Former South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond died at age 100.
Picture Of The Day: This cow belongs to my pal Paula and evidently, while she and her husband were out checking on the herd, this cow strolled over to see if Paula had anything to eat in the truck. You can visit Paula's blog by clicking this link Pauline's Country Tales and tell her Jimmy sent 'ya.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I can never tell if a mother duck is being dutifully followed by her ducklings or chased by a gang of young duck criminals. 2) A friend of mine logged out of Facebook for a few hours. She finally graduated college, lost some weight, showered, read 17 books and started a family. 3) Never trust a Tom. They are far too often involved in foolery or peeping for my liking. 4) My girlfriend told me my analogies didn't make any sense. It made me feel like a biscuit in an elevator. 5) Legally, if a woman is wearing hoop earrings that are as big as the side of her face, you are allowed to shoot marsh mellows at the hoops. Personally, I'd preface that action by sending her a cocktail first.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Cancer - June 26th: Romance is in the air today, just over the north of France. If you don't happen to be near the north of France then chances are you're going to be going to the bar alone. Remember, wind directions can vary as much as the accuracy of these horoscopes, so don't panic yet!
Birthdays: Bernard Berenson, art critic 1865, Pearl S. Buck, American author 1892, William Lear, inventor 1902, Babe Didrickson Zaharias, athlete 1911, Claudio Abbado, conductor 1933.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: A woman's husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day. One day, when he came to, he motioned for her to come nearer.
As she sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, "You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times. When I got fired, you were there to support me. When my business failed, you were there. When I got shot, you were by my side."
He continued, "When we lost the house, you stayed right here. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. You know what, Martha?" She smiling as her heart began to fill with warmth, "What dear?" He replied, "I'm beginning to think you're bad luck."
While attending a marriage seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife, Grace, listened to the instructor. He said, "It is necessary that husbands and wives know each other's likes and dislikes.
He addressed the husband, "Tom, Do you know your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned over, gently touched his wife's arm and asked, "It's Pillsbury's, isn't it?"
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A six-year-old and a four-year-old are upstairs in their bedroom. The six-year-old says, "You know what? I think it's about time we started cussing." The four-year-old nods his head in approval.
The six-year-old continues, "When we go downstairs for breakfast, I'm gonna say something with hell and you say something with ass." The four-year-old agrees with enthusiasm.
When the mother walks into the kitchen and asks the six-year-old what he wants for breakfast, he replies, "Aw hell, Mom, I guess I'll have some Cheerios." Whack!
He flies out of his chair, tumbles across the kitchen floor, gets up, then runs upstairs crying his eyes out, his mother in hot pursuit slapping his rear with every step. His mom locks him in his room and shouts, "You can stay there until I let you out!"
She then comes back downstairs, looks at the four-year-old and asks with a stern voice, "And what do you want for breakfast, young man?" The four-year-old blubbers, "I don't know, but you can bet your fat ass it won't be Cheerios!"
Bubba was fixing a door and he found that he needed a new hinge, so he sent Mary Louise to the hardware store. At the hardware store Mary Louise saw a beautiful teapot on a top shelf while she was waiting for Joe Bob to finish waiting on a customer.
When Joe Bob was finished, Mary Louise asked how much for the teapot? Joe Bob replied, "That's silver and it costs $100!" Mary Luise exclaimed, "My goodness, that sure is a lotta money!" She then proceeded to describe the hinge that Bubba had sent her to buy and Jo Bob went to the backroom to find the hinge.
From the backroom Joe Bob yelled, "Mary Louise, you wanna screw for that hinge?" To which Mary Louise replied, "No, but I will for the teapot."
In New York, people are paying up to $100 for a "cronut," which is croissant-donut. We call these people "midiots," which is a moron-idiot.
That's it for today, my little boppers. Remember, some people should use a glue stick instead of a chap stick. I'm going to mosey over to AREA 51 for happy hour. It's been a while since I've moseyed.
More on Friday.
Stay Tuned !