May 16, 2014

IRS Targeting Scandal: One-Year (Plus Several Days) Summary

Via Gateway Pundit, at a post which identifies George Soros-funded groups involved in encouraging/demanding that the IRS go after Tea Party and conservative groups —

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved (links are in original):

Richard Nixon never got in the neighborhood of doing any of this. Barack Obama’s White House and the IRS out of Washington has orchestrated all of this.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘Senseless’ and ‘Wrong’ to Punish Men Who Slip Women Abortion Pills

Did you catch the story about those conservative Republican male chauvinist pig politicians in Florida who think that it was a waste of time to pass a bill which would make it a crime for a guy to secretly administer an abortion-inducing drug to a spouse or partner he impregnated? How utterly outrageous … Wait a minute … It was Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who said that? C’mon, that’s not possible. What? There’s audio of her saying that on a Florida public radio station? Get outta here. If that were true, the press would be printing and broadcasting stories on her outrageous statement 24/7 … wouldn’t they?

Well, no. The audio of Wasserman Schultz can be found here at WFSU in Tallahassee. Excerpts from the related report by Sascha Kordner follow the jump:

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NewsBusted (051614)

Filed under: NewsBusted — Tom @ 7:16 am

Here we go:

Topics:
– Carbon Emissions
– Obama Administration
– IRS Audits
– Tea Party Donors
– Dead Mom in Refrigerator
– CNN Poll
– Malaysian Airlines flight 370
– Benghazi
– NBC Olympics
– V.A. Hospital Scandal
– Federal Election Commission
– Democrat States

Best Lines:

  • “A study by House Republicans found that 10 percent of Tea Party donors have been audited by the IRS. Liberals are outraged — y’know, that the IRS didn’t audit the other 90 percent.”
  • “A new study shows that people in Democrat states are more likely to want to move somewhere else. The numbers would have been even higher, but most of the people in those states were too busy packing to answer the survey.”

Fun fact learned: CNN actually posted an online poll asking if readers believed that space aliens were responsible for the disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370.

Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (051614)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread will stay at or near the top today. Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow. Other topics are also fair game.

Positivity: Pope to newly ordained: always be merciful

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:01 am

From Vatican City:

May 11, 2014 / 06:38 am

In his homily at an ordination mass this morning, Pope Francis urged those becoming priests to follow Christ’s example of mercy in the sacrament of confession.

“Never grow tired of being merciful! Please! You have the capacity to forgive as did the Lord, who did not come to condemn, but to forgive! Have mercy, a lot!” he urged the 13 men being ordained to the priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica on May 11.

“If you come to have concerns about being too much of a ‘forgiver,’ think of that saintly priest…who went before the tabernacle and said, ‘Lord, forgive me if I have forgiven too much. But you have given me the worst example!’”

As Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis ordained 13 men to the priesthood, 11 from the diocesan seminary in rome and two missionaries from Pakistan and Vietnam.

Concelebrating with him were Cardinal Agostino Vallini, the Vicar General of the diocese of Rome, and Archbishop Filippo Iannone, Vicegerent of Rome. They were joined by the auxiliary bishops of Rome along with the rectors of the seminaries and the pastors of the newly ordained.

The Holy Father spoke to the men of his sadness at hearing of people who had the experience of being “thrashed” or “yelled at” in the confessional and never returned because they felt that “the doors of the Church were closed in their face!”

“Please, don’t do this!” he exclaimed.

Priests should rather follow in the way of Jesus, the good shepherd who acts as the gate to the sheepfold. “The gate of mercy is the wounds of the Lord: if you don’t enter into your ministry through the wounds of Christ, you will not be good shepherds,” he cautioned.

Pope Francis also reminded those seeking ordination to be faithful to the gospel they were taught rather than creating their own ideas. …

Go here for the rest of the story.