Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Refusing donations from racists

Well, now that UCLA has claimed the moral high ground by establishing that money received from racists is so irrevocably tainted that it cannot by used for ANY socially beneficial purpose, shouldn’t the government refuse to accept tax payments from racists?

Oh, and by the way, since it is leftist doctrine that only people who have power can be racists, and only white people have power, and ergo only white people can be racists, shouldn’t the government refuse tax payments from white people?

Just to be on the safe side?

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Not because of anything he actually did, but because Michelle Obama’s health campaign removed all the good vending machines from my school.”

– – Internet ground truth.


Democrat Appointee Held Accountable! (Sort of)

Wow!  This is so rare.

Naturally, the San Jose Mercury Newsless didn’t notice.

Ex-DHS watchdog put on leave after critical report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson put his agency’s former internal watchdog on leave within hours of the publication of a Senate report that concluded the employee was too cozy with senior agency officials and delayed or classified some critical reports to accommodate President Barack Obama’s political appointees.

Charles K. Edwards had been allowed to quietly resign as acting inspector general and transfer to another post within the Homeland Security Department in December, just before Johnson took office. But after Johnson reviewed the 27-page report from a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs oversight subcommittee Thursday he put Edwards on leave.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were some YouTube video.

Unfortunately, I suspect that “put on leave” is not exactly the moral equivalent of having the White House bouncer grab the perp by the scruff of his neck and seat of his pants and forceably eject him through the service entrance.

Attention ignorant Democrats . . .

I’m sure you don’t know any of this.  After all, you ARE Democrats and only know what the Obama regime and its loyal and cooperative news organs deem that you should know. But here is a run-down of interesting items out there in “reality space” that OTHER people (who are not Democrats) know, and which might help you to understand why they think you’re stupid:

  1. Lois Lerner was found to be in contempt of Congress, and her case was referred to the Justice Department.
  2. Congressman Elijah Cummings was discovered to be colluding with Lois Lerner in a conspiracy to deny tax exempt status to a Tea Party Group and thereby suppress the Republican vote.
  3. IRS employees campaigned for Barack Obama while performing their IRS jobs.
  4. Federal snipers threaten Nevada cattle rancher over “endangered” tortoise.
  5. Barack Obama speaks at conclave for tax cheat and FBI informant Al Sharpton.

The San Jose Democrat Party Newspaper

I don’t mind that the Mercury News is a liberal newspaper. Liberals are entitled to be lied to just as much as anyone else.

But what I find remarkable is that the Merc is more than just a liberal newspaper, it is a political party newspaper.

Certainly, the Merc’s pages are awash in blather that validates moonbat thinking from all the usual suspects of narcisso-utopian-collectivist universe.  But where the Merc goes beyond is in it’s explicit, targeted bashing of REPUBLICANS and the REPUBLICAN Party.

Some examples:

California Republican Party Convention: GOP attempts to recover from disaster

And …

GOP’s hopes tilts far to right

And …

… the GOP looks petty and downright stupid for not allowing a purely symbolic commemoration honoring the history-changing labor leader …

And …

Political pressure is building on Republicans to reopen the government and GOP leaders are clearly fearful of failing to act to avert a default on U.S. obligations. (Associated Press)

And …

With Latinos less than a year away from becoming the majority group in California, things aren’t looking “arithmetically good” for the mostly white Republican Party, Jeffe said.

And … Etc. Etc. Etc.

There is an important legal difference between being a “liberal” newspaper” and being a “political party newspaper”.

Businesses and people who pay for advertising in party newspapers are “political donors”. and therefore subject to campaign finance reporting and limits.  But, more importantly, money donated to candidates and campaigns CANNOT be claimed as a business expense and therefore CANNOT be deducted from income taxes.

So, if all the advertising dollars spent on ads in the Mercury News were suddenly NOT deductible, businesses might not advertise in the Merc.  Undoubtedly, the Merc has many mouths to feed, but if the ad revenue were not coming in the door, many of those mouths would not get fed.

In the era of one-party politics in California, the Mercury News is probably safe for the time being in its role as de facto Democrat Party newspaper.  But the Democrat Party is really a collection of old dinosaurs (Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Mike Honda) on the doorstep of becoming octagenerians, and the Millenials and Generation X’ers are not committed to keeping dinosaurs or dinosaur newspapers around.  Ever heard of Facebook? Twitter?

Who needs the Merc?