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… Why am i not Surprised ?!?! [#abortion coverage]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,December 2nd,2016

.. the ObamaCraps got caught …

.. and it is as if they could not give a damn that they did …

.. the debate over the ObamaCrapCare bill was heated . The final vote in the House was close . Promises were made to pro – life DemoCraps [many of them Blue Dog Dems] to vote for the final bill . …. Well …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the GAO report ….

.. the ObamaCraps lied , as usual …

.. the abortion ” coverage ” in ObamaCrapCare was supposed to be accounted for and billed for , separately . It has not been . The GAO has performed a thorough investigation , and has written a comprehensive report on the subject . HHS has not held the states , the exchanges , and the insurers to account ….

.. it is as if H.H.S. could not give a damn ….

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… Quit Messing Around [#call a Spade a Spade]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 31st,2016

.. someone of substance emerges from the ” shadows . ”

.. retired Gen. Michael Flynn [former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency] was testifying before Congress the other day . You think that he would not be political . Well , you would be wrong . Not overtly , mind you . But he mounted the parapets and let the guns open fire at the ObamaCraps …

.. Flynn called for a reorganization of our war effort against the Islamic militant threat . He called for a joint international effort , similar to N.A.T.O. . That was not all , to say the least …

.. [h/t — CounterJihadReport.com]..
.. [link] to the testimony // blog news ..

.. to quote General Flynn …

The former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency slammed the Obama administration on Monday as “well intentioned” but paralyzed and playing defense inits the fight againstIslamic militancy.Recently retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn called for the U.S. to lead the charge in a sweeping, decades-long campaign against the Islamic State group, al Qaeda, and its ilk—a fight like the one against the former Soviet Union—against a new enemy he said is “committed to the destruction of freedom and the American way of life.”

“There is no substitute, none, for American power,” the general said, to occasional cheers and ultimately a standing ovation from a crowd of special operators and intelligence officers at a Washington industry conference.

He also slammed the administration for refusing to use the term “Islamic militants” in its description of ISIS and al Qaeda.

“You cannot defeat an enemy you do not admit exists,” Flynn said.

He said the administration is unwilling to admit the scope of the problem, naively clinging to the hope that limited counterterrorist intervention will head off the ideological juggernaut of religious militancy.

“There are many sincere people in our government who frankly are paralyzed by this complexity,” said Flynn, so they “accept a defensive posture, reasoning that passivity is less likely to provoke our enemies.”

Flynn refused to name President Obama as the focus of his ire in comments afterward to The Daily Beast, saying that he was simply “sending a message to the American people.” But the comments show the widening rift between some in the national-security community who want to see more special-operations and intelligence assets sent into the fight against ISIS and other groups in Syria and beyond.

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… The Secret Service is doing What [#where it is located]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 25th,2016

.. I was watching the O ‘ Reilly Factor the other night , and Bill was hot on the mounting Secret Service scandal regarding the President , the First Family , and its protection …

.. I have lost a great deal of respect for the guy . I still have some of it , though , and I highly doubt that I will lose it . Barack Obama is still my President , and his protection , and that of his family [as well as high government officials] is an important function of the U.S. Secret Service .

.. Ladies and Gentleman , you need to tend to your knitting . Quit screwing around with all of this political correct bull[bleep] . This sctuff does the agency and the country no good , not one bit of good at all ….

.. Also , I learned from Bill that , quite a few years ago , that the Secret Service as an agency was moved from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Homeland Security . Why ? IN the D.H.S. , the U.S.S.S. is just a part of a bureaucracy . At Treasury , the Service is treated with the respect and the special nature that it deserves . Ergo , Congress needs to act …

.. Congress needs to thoroughly investigate this p.c. culture at this agency . This political correctness culture is going to get someone killed , possibly even a government official or even possibly a President . God in heaven help us if that were to happen . Also , confine the service to its law enforcement and person protection missions . Nothing else . I strongly suspect that other things are going on in the Secret Service that we in the public have not been told about or have not learned about . Take them out . Junk them . Get them out , for god ‘ s sake ….

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… Now the Senate takes up the Cause [#IRSGate investigation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 30th,2015

.. I wish them luck , guys ..

.. considering how co – operative that the ObamaCrap White House has been with the House of Representatives , good luck . Has there been communication between the ObamaCraps and the IRS , though ?? …

.. [h/t — ReclaimOurRepublic.wordpress.com]..
.. [link] to the blog opinion …

.. undoubtedly , yes .

.. the big problem is getting the ObamaCraps to admit it . A good thing to have is to have a hook , a trump card , a wedge to get in under the White House to force their hand . That would be nice … Especially given the updated F.O.I.A. lawsuit precedents , that route would be a powerful wedge …

.. calling Judicial Watch ! …

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… What the [#@$%^Q&] [#CMMS e – mail screw – up]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 14th,2014

.. what are these idiots thinking ?!?! …

.. are they taking lessons from the I.R.S. ?! …

.. geez …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the news piece …

.. these people are required to maintain these records [including , but not limited to e – mails] by the laws governing the National Archives and Records Administration . Haven’t they got the message already ?? …

.. these e – mails should still be in storage on backup tapes and other media . There is no excuse , None , for this crap from the government …

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… You Want What ?? [#added money for a crisis]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,August 8th,2014

.. nearly $4 billion ..

.. yes , that much …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. what they do not tell you is that there is nearly $750 million for wildfire firefighting hidden in the request . It makes me wonder , what else is hidden in there ?!?!? …

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… BenghaziGate : the Next Step …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 8th,2014

.. now , we will have a select committee in the House of Representatives . Eventually , I believe , there will also be one in the Senate , as well ..

.. Good . it is about time ..

.. Trey Gowdy will be an excellent chairman . He should be fast , daring , and aggressive . Also , he should make it clear from the beginning that he will take no crap from anyone …

.. What happens with the ObamaCraps ? …

.. good question . the folks who have worked at Executive Branch Agencies are subject to subpoena . They will be invited to testify . If they show the slightest inclination to stall , then Wham ! . Out comes the subpoena ! ..

.. people who work for the Executive Office of the President [which includes the National Security Council] are a different matter . They cannot technically be subpoenaed . However , if the Executive Branch stalls , as is the case already , a subpoena could well be possible . It would cause all sorts of separation of powers problems , but if the Exec Branch is screwing around , the Judicial Branch would enforce a subpoena …

.. POTUS should make his senior people available to testify . He should , but  he will not , unless  pressured .

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… Pete Hoekstra drops the Hammer …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 16th,2014

.. on Mike Morrell and the ObamaCraps …

.. he has no holds barred …

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the show segment …

.. Pete Hoekstra was a Congresscritter from the Great State of  Michigan for quite a few years . He was no partisan , and was a moderate ,  relatively speaking . That is why he made it where he did to what he did …

.. he spares nothing , and I expect that there will be more …

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… Is He Nuts ?!?! [#gun bracelet]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 15th,2014

.. indeed , is he nuts ??

.. do people , when there is a crisis , when they need their weapon , are going to want to waste time fumbling around for a ” bracelet ” that ” allows ” them to fire ??

.. Does anyone wonder why this guy is an idiot ? Guess why ??

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the Congressional testimony …

.. floating ” trial balloons ” like this during a congressional hearing is a good way to get your budget cut down to the bare bones , and micromanaged to the ” nines . ” ….

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… POTUS is a Coward …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,April 10th,2014

.. he knows where the Benghazi terrorists are , but will not go get them …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the blog..

.. so says Congressman Mike Rogers , the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee ….

.. Rogers is a former F.B.I. Agent . To be the Intel Chair , you have to have the absolute highest security clearance . If he is saying this publically …

.. Yeowch !! …

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… The Stonewall Cracks …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 4th,2014

.. and by a little more than you might think …

.. so , what is this all about ?? …

.. it was having the former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence [Micheal Morrell] on the hot seat …. but not in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee …

.. he was in front of the House Intelligence Committee … and that makes a very big difference ..

.. Morrell pretty much admitted that he lied , openly and brazenly , in front of the committee … gee , I wonder why ? It is because the Eric Holder – led Department of InJustice is so politically abused by the ObamaCraps that no senior level ObamaCrap will be held responsible for his or her actions …. no matter how outrageous the act , or how brazen …

.. Morrell was corralled by the GOP members into admitting that he was the responsible party for playing around with the ” talking points . ” Worse yet , he co – ordinated on them with the ObamaCrap White House . Ouch !

.. there are more steps to come , but at least , this truth is out  , and yes , it matters (contrary to Hillary Rodham Clinton) … you might wonder why ??

.. it is not just that 4 people died . That is the abundantly obvious . They and their survivors are owed an answer about everything that happened …. and they are owed the truth . The truth . The whole truth , and nothing but the truth ! …

.. it is also the survivors . They were left for dead , and nothing was done to rescue them . Only their own intrubidity and skill and guts helped to keep the death toll at four . It could have been a great deal higher …

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… Interesting Take [from the Weekly Standard]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 21st,2014

.. and excellent reporting by TWS reporter Jeryl Bier .

.. HHS Secretary Sebelius was testifying in front of the House Ways & Means Committee (tax policy) on her agency ‘ s budget . Bier ‘ s reporting takes a fair understanding of public policy as well as politics ….

.. [h/t — theWeeklyStandard]..

.. [link] to the article ..

.. the basic gist is that Sebelius lied …

.. the enrollment data reports that have been coming out from H.H.S. are a crock of [bleep] . They do know exactly how many people (roughly) have paid for their enrollments in ObamaCrapCare . The insurers are not supposed to confirm to the enrollee until they have a complete enrollment pack from the government AND either payment from the insured (they know this option) or billing the prospective insured (they know this option , too) …

.. in other words , they know :

[-] how many have paid ,

[-] how many have canceled ,

[-] how many have been billed , and / or

[-] how many have been canceled due to lack of payment . The insurer would know this , and report it back to the government …

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… What a Crybaby [Elijah Cummings] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 12th,2014

.. Elijah Cummings is a Congresscritter .

.. he is not even close to being an honest broker .

.. he is also in the minority . He should be acting to seek the truth . What he has been doing is obstructing justice , and running political interference for the ObamaCraps …

.. because he refuses to do his job , the Committee Chairman (Darrell Issa) shut him down in the committee . When he went into a tirade , Congressman Issa shut off his microphone , which is the chairman ‘ s right , as well as his duty . Issa needed to do it , given Cummings ‘ misconduct and obstruction …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..
.. [link] to the video segment ..

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… Lois Lerner Zips Her Lip (Again) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 5th,2014

.. it figures .

.. it will take a contempt of Congress citation and a court order to unzip it .

.. it is more than symbolic of the politization of the Department of InJustice . There should be a special counsel well at work by now . Unfortunately , there is not . The lack of one badly hurts the ability of Congress to do its work . You wonder why ?

.. the Special Counsel and the Congressional Committee can squeeze the intended target against each other . The needs of each are different . Also , after the Ollie North and John Poindexter cases , you will not find a Special Prosecutor fooling around with imunizing itself against a witness ‘ potential testimony .

.. the Counsel ‘ s needs are judicial . They want the co – operation of the witness in a judicial proceeding . The expectation is that there are ” fish ” that are higher up the food chain who are in trouble . The witness ‘ co – operation would help that . The committee ‘ s needs are oversight . The congressional committee is seeking information .

.. Unfortunately , there is no special prosecutor or special counsel . Originally , I was against one . With the severe and crass politiczation of Main InJustice , a special counsel is very much needed to give the I.R.S.gate scandal a thorough vetting . Only that thorough housecleaning will give people back the confidence in the professionalism and non – partisanship of the Infernal Revenue Service …

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… Watch the AG make an Ass of Himself …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,February 26th,2014

.. there was an oversight hearing , recently , for the Department of InJustice .

.. Well , one would think that the Attorney General would have been better prepared . Well , one would be wrong . He bombed , royally …

.. Senator Mike Lee [R-Ut] had AG Holder on the hot seat . Well , to put it honestly , Holder got burned . He made a fool of himself . If he cannot product the legal reasoning for POTUS ‘ executive actions , or the memos , then he should quit , today …

.. [h/t — YouTube]..
.. [link] to the oversight hearing footage ..

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