July 22, 2015

Sekulow Sets the Record Straight on Obama Laughable Denial of IRS Targeting

Earlier today, Geoffrey Dickens at NewsBusters noted how the Big Three morning network news shows on NBC, ABC, and CBS failed to cover President Barack Obama’s denial that the Internal Revenue Service ever went after Tea Party and other conservative groups in his appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Specifically Obama said that “it turned out no … the truth of the matter is there was not some big conspiracy there … the real scandal around the I.R.S. right now is that it has been so poorly funded.”

Following the lead of the Associated Press, whose Josh Lederman completely ignored Obama load of IRS-related horse manure, the same crowd which spent years screaming about how “Bush Lied” about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq — he didn’t lie, period; even the left has to agree, thanks to the New York Times, that it’s no longer arguable — has remained notoriously silent about Obama’s claim. Jay Sekulow, who has defended several organizations targeted by the IRS, went on Neal Cavuto’s Fox Business channel show this afternoon to set the irrefutable record straight (HT to a longtime tipster):

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Planned Parenthood’s Racist Roots

Filed under: Life-Based News,MSM Biz/Other Bias,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 4:36 pm

I understand that Planned Parenthood is bracing itself for the release of more truth-telling videos, and is particularly concerned that one or more of them might involve allegations of or allusions to racism.

That’s so unfair.

There’s nothing in Planned Parenthood’s history that would lead anyone to believe that any of its “providers,” proponents, or especially their “pioneers” like Margaret Sanger, have or ever had a single racist bone in their bodies … …

Oh, wait (original full document here; graphic below contains excerpt found near the end of that document; HT Daily Signal) …

MargaretSanger1939NegroesLetter

For those having a difficult time reading the graphic, here’s the pull quote:

“We do not want the word to go out that
we want to exterminate the Negro population …”

Positivity: Hardee’s worker receives reward for act of kindess

Filed under: Business Moves,Positivity — Tom @ 11:40 am

From Knoxville, Tennessee (video at link; related story here; HT Gateway Pundit):

11:48 p.m. EDT July 15, 2015

A Knoxville fast food worker who received attention on Facebook for an act of kindness received a special gift on Saturday as a thank you.

Kailen Young, 17, was rewarded after a picture of him was posted on Facebook last week. The photo, which has been shared more than 3,800 times, shows him offering his hand to an elderly woman who needed help walking to her car. Young stopped washing windows when he saw the woman needed help.

Hardee’s gave Young a $1,000 check to show their appreciation. Young said he is still in shock over the attention his small act of kindness is receiving.

Go here for the rest of the story.

Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (072215)

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

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.