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… There is a Name [#Judge Jeanine Pirro]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,June 7th,2016

.. for someone who would sellout their country for cash …

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

.. that word — Traitor ! …

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… Bombs Away [#Judge Jeanine] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,November 13th,2014

.. she lets His Lordship have it on Saturday night ..

.. boy , oh boy , does she ever ! …

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

.. POTUS is a dreamer when it comes to policy , instead of a realist …. yes , that is a serious problem , folks …. especially when you are dealing with the likes of Vladimir Putin , Boko Haram , and Hamas …

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… Bravo , Judge Jeanine !! [#Opening Statement]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,September 11th,2014

.. Judge Jeanine Pirro was back from her brief vacation ..

.. boy , oh boy , was she on fire …

.. she launched into POTUS over his lack of action on I.S.I.L. ….

.. [H/T — FoxNewsInsider.com]…
.. [link] to her Opening Statement …

.. somehow I hope FoxNews finds a way to give her a more regular show , and not just one on the weekends . She would really do well at it ….

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… This One was One of Judge Jeanine ‘ s Easiest Calls [#Gitmo trials]..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 29th,2014

.. considering I can recycle an old political nickname for His Lordship : Gerbil Balls …

.. yes , his ” pair ” are that small …

.. if he has any at all …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to Judge Jeanine ‘ s Opening Statement ..

.. He wants to close Gitmo that bad that he will do almost anything , including subverting the cause of justice for the detainees , to close the place down . If he could empty the place without getting impeached , he would . The problem is that he would get impeached , at the very least , and come very close to being removed …

.. that is why I think that he will do it after the elections …

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… It is Good to See Dick Cheney Healthy once Again [#Politics]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 7th,2014

.. the ObamaCraps probably wish that he was gone for good from the political scene …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]…
.. [link] to the interview footage ..

.. the former Vice – President was on ” Fox News Sunday ” the other week for an exclusive interview with host Chris Wallace . As is his want , he pulls no punches …

.. POTUS is a Wuss , and can be easily pushed around ….

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… The Damage is Total , Brit [Brit Hume , on Obama ‘ s Lack of Foreign Policy] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 27th,2014

.. anything that His Lordship touches , he manages to totally [bleep] up …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]…
.. [link] to the commentary ..

.. whoever succeeds Obama [I pray a strong – willed Republican] will have one hell of a mess to clean up . It will take more than 2 terms to do all of the spade work . Obviously , it will take more than one presidency …

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… Leader Pelosi [or Liar Pelosi] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 23rd,2014

.. you think that Nancy Pelosi could remember what she is saying …

.. especially in a congressional hearing …

.. she got caught lying through her teeth …

.. [h/t — theGatewayPundit]..

.. [link] to the interview footage …

.. Pelosi made a cheap shot at former VP Dick Cheney (who , thank God , looks healthier than he has in years . He looks really great) . When she is making cheap shots , especially low blows at the George W. Bush Administration , she should remember that the Cheney are very much around …. all four of them . Papa , Lynne , Mary , and Liz . They fight back — and they do it hard ! …

.. Liz does the honors in this case ! ….

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… Big Shock on their News Agenda [#CBS] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,April 20th,2014

.. not surprising , given her comments .

.. Sharyl Attkisson was interviewed on the O ‘ Reilly Factor the other night . She is now free to shop her services elsewhere since she has left C.B.S. . That is lucky for most of us , since (maybe) someone like FoxNews will swoop in and scoop her up …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the interview footage …

.. she is good , really good at what she does . It will be interesting to see where she ends up landing …

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… It Makes You Wonder [#About Media Bias] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 18th,2014

.. Sharyl Attkisson has left CBS . That leaves a very good investigative reporter out in the hustings as a free agent ready to be picked up by a another network …

.. she was a guest the other night on FoxNewsChannel ‘ s the O ‘ Reilly Factor . Bill O ‘ Reilly was interviewing her about her pursuit of stories while she was an active reporter at CBS …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blognews..

After introducing his guest, O’Reilly asked Attkisson about her investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.

The former CBS reporter asserted that she began to make inroads into the story but had to drop it:


Attkisson: I found out that we had to quit pursuing the story more or less due to lack of interest well before we found answers to a lot of questions. Including what about all the other cases besides the one you know as Fast and Furious that were also using similar strategies to transfer weapons down to Mexico. And how did this, if at all, play into a strategy the United States may be using to draw support or give support towards one of the cartels in Mexico against one of the others much like they had done in Columbia and other places.

O’Reilly: Playing one off against the other. You said something interesting that you had to abandon the story for lack of interest. Can you clarify that?

Attkisson: It just came to be that, I don’t think on the viewers’ part, but on the people that decide what stories go into the broadcast and what there is room for, they felt fairly early on that this story was over when I felt as though we had barely begun to scratch the surface. They didn’t ask me what was left to report. They decided on their own the story was done.

O’ Reilly moved to her investigation into Benghazi.


Attkisson: Benghazi I was assigned to look into about three weeks after the attacks happened by management, and pursued that aggressively, and as I felt we were beginning to scratch beneath the surface on that scandal as well which I think had many legitimate questions yet to be asked and answered. Interest was largely lost in that story as well on the part of the people that are responsible for deciding what goes on the news.

O’Reilly: So did they tell you, look, we don’t want you to spend any more time on this? Was it that direct?

Attkisson: No. It’s more as though there is no time in the broadcast. They really, really liked the story but you start to hear from, you know, other routes that “why don’t you just leave it alone,” “you know, you are kind of a troublemaker because you are still pursuing it.” It kind of goes from hot to cold in one day, sometimes. Where they are asking you to pursue something heavily and then it’s almost as if a light switch goes off and look at you all of the sudden, “Why are you bringing this story?”


O’Reilly: Is it possible because CBS News is third in the ratings that they are just doing stories that they think are going to get them audiences? Is that possible?

Attkisson: I suppose there could be differences of opinion as to what the audience wants to see. But I think there are larger things at play in the industry. Broadly there are overarching concerns about, I would say just fear over original investigative reporting. There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news, but the images you see everywhere. By well- orchestrated and financed campaign of special interests, political interests and corporations. I think all of that comes into play.

Attkisson’s last big investigation at CBS was Obamacare:


Attkisson: I was asked by CBS to look into Obamacare and it had a similar trajectory whereby we broke some interesting stories that I felt we were uncovering some good information and making headway, but we and I feel like a lot of the media after several weeks of this kind of fell off the radar on the story to a large degree on the critical looks that we were taking, security issues, the lack of transparency, the lack of providing figures and information, that I think belonged in the public domain, belonged to us, that were being withheld, while being provided in some cases to corporate partners of the government being withheld from us, though.

…Just before Christmas came word that the top security official, the computer person who still works there at HHS, had refused to sign off and recommended, in fact, that this web site not go live because of all the security issues. That was not considered a big enough story, I suppose, is the way to put it by those who decide what goes on the air. I thought it was hugely important, because this is an insider, someone who works in the Obama administration who had made this assessment. If you look at having had something like that occur with a private corporation that proceeded to go online with all of these alleged security risks, I think the government would be very upset by that if the tables were turned. Here it was the United States government doing it.

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… Nice Job , Megyn ! [#C.A.I.R. interview]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,April 17th,2014

.. for dealing with a colossal idiot …

.. how C.A.I.R. picked someone like Ibrahim Hooper to be a public spokesman , I will never understand it . He is a poor representative for his group , and , to be honest , he is very personally repugnant and a colossal ass , to boot …

.. [h/t — m.Newsbusters.org]..
.. [link] to the interview footage …

.. if C.A.I.R. wants to get their message across , they had better come up with people who are much better at presenting themselves , and who deal with the public and interviewers in a much more agreeable fashion . Pissing off a fairly agreeable person like Megyn Kelly is not a great way to present yourself to the public …

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… Sign Her ! [#Sharyl Attkisson]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 16th,2014

.. it is my opinion .

.. I do not know her politics . Ideally , with an investigative reporter , one should not need to know them . Sometimes , though , it is nice to know their approach and / or philosophy . Tim Russert is an example …

.. especially after I read his autobiography . Russert was an up-from-the bootstraps working class kid from Buffalo , NY . He worked his fanny off through high school , college , and law school , and became an up-and-coming political aide when he went into journalism , his first love …

.. even when he interviewed people , you knew where he was coming from . He was a tough interviewer , and his loss is deeply felt by many . I know that I do , even as a conservative . I wish that I could have met the guy , talked politics , growing up , Cleveland & Buffalo , football , and the mess that now is NBC Snooze , especially pMSNBC . Tim has to be rolling over in his grave at the antics at that bunch of hacks …

.. I hope that FoxNews signs Sharyl Attkisson . She is an excellent investigative reporter . Give her a small staff , a budget , and turn her loose . She would be worth it …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the O ‘ Reilly Factor interview …

.. for those who do not know , she does have a website of her own . It is : SharylAttkisson.com …

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… Megyn Kelly — You Go Girl !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 15th,2014

.. she is really amazing ! …

.. she got herself involved right in the middle of a hornet ‘ s nest the other night (on more than one night) dealing with the documentary ” Honor Diaries . ” It is the story of 9 Muslim women , fighting back against incestuous mysogyny and tyranny in the Islamic world . It is also the story of triumph , on how those brave women are succeeding …

.. Megyn has an excellent b.s. detector , and it went off (big time) when she interviewed the representative of C.A.I.R. . The CAIR representative constantly got hammered , because she tried to consistently change the subject , and attack the source of the funding for the documentary . So What ? They are a quality outfit , and so are the producers , writers , and directors …

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

.. evidently , C.A.I.R. nationally wanted (er , demanded) a retration . Megyn was having nothing of it . Bravo  !! [Twice] …

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… You have Got to Be Kidding …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 14th,2014

.. comparing Brendan Eich and traditional marriage believers to Holocaust deniers ? …

.. that evidently was the case on Sunday morning on FoxNews . Howard Kurtz hosted his regular media – related show ” Media Buzz , ” and this idiot really stuck her foot in her mouth with this asinine comment …

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

.. Holocause deniers ? how obscene ! …

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… Maria blasts ‘Em [Bartiromo , at her old network , CNBC]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 2nd,2014

.. I figured that there was a good reason or two that caused Maria Bartiromo to leave CNBC after 20 years …

.. but this ? Wow ! She really lets her old hands have it …

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

.. She works her butt off . She always has . It made her show well worth watching , unlike most of the sturm und drech at CNBC . Now I understand better why she left …

.. She already has created a stir at FBN . She is the kind of A – list quality star that you move your schedule and your personalities around for , you can be sure of that . Now , she has a new entry on the Sunday show stage . It will be fun to see how it holds up with the competition . Do not be surprised if it ends up also being carried on the Fox broadcast network on Sundays , possibly even simulcast on both …

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… Temper , Temper , JayBoy [Carney] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,March 19th,2014

.. Jay Carney got caught on a political tac while at the Press Briefing the other day …

.. and , because of it , Ed Henry busted his balls for it , and for good reason …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the Press Briefing segment …

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… Nice Way to Drop the Hammer , Dr. Charles …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. Dr. Charles Krauthammer is a favourite columnist of mine . I try to read him whenever I can .

.. he is even better in person when he is a guest on TV . Like he was the other night on the O Reilly Factor …

.. he took a rhetorical baseball bat to POTUS ‘ foreign policy , or in our case , lack of one …

.. [h/t — RealClearPolitics]..
.. [link] to the show footage …

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… Bill O Reilly cooks POTUS …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,March 17th,2014

.. this one is from his Talking Points memo the other night …

.. it is about POTUS and his so – called ” executive action ” to change and supposedly update the overtime rules . Whether POTUS has the legal authority to do so is highly up to question …

.. Bill hammers POTUS for hypermanaging our country ‘ s economy over the last five years . He especially nails him for being an academic , a theoretician , who looks at the world as he wants to see it , instead of dealing with the world as it is …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the Talking Points Memo …

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… C.P.A.C. — Sarah Palin …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 14th,2014

.. here is the C.P.A.C. keynote address from former Alaska Governor and FoxNews contributor Sarah Palin …

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

.. FoxNewsChannel carried her speech live end to end . It was hilarious , and it was fantastic . She is as funny as ever . It would be something if she did decide to run , but I think that she may not , at least for a while …

.. right now , her best way to contribute to the conservative movement is from the outside , from the media , and from the meat – and – potatoes circuit . She can earn some serious money while building her chits for the future , and possibly run for office , maybe even from a different state other than Alaska …

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… Another Fine Roast [Judge Jeanine]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,March 14th,2014

.. we got a bonus this weekend . Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro was on both on Saturday night and on Sunday night … as you might expect , she cooked POTUS alive on a spit …

.. I got to watch both of them live . I wish that I could rewatch them , but alas , no soap …

.. [theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the ” Justice ” show segment …

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… ObamaCrapCare [Employer Justification to IRS] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,February 11th,2014

.. I went back and dug up this CNS article . It is about a year old , but it is more relevant than ever ….

.. It is the proposed rule that I believe syndicated columnist Marc Thiessen was referring to when he made his appearance tonight on the “Kelly File” on FoxNewsChannel . The proposed rule (in that article) is the one that the IRS has made final , now . Yea , it is micromanaging of a Business ‘ hiring and firing and staffing decisions , making them subject to the audit of the Infernal Revenue Service …

.. [h/t — CNSnews]..
.. [link] to the article..

(CNSNews.com) – The Internal Revenue Service warned employers in a new regulatory proposal not to come up with clever schemes to avoid Obamacare’s employer health insurance mandate. The IRS said it would soon issue “anti-abuse rules” to discourage employers from taking advantage of any regulatory loopholes. “The Treasury Department and the IRS are aware of various structures being considered under which employers might use temporary staffing agencies (or other staffing agencies)… to evade application of section 4980H [the employer insurance mandate],” the IRS said in a proposed regulatory announcement issued December 28.

The IRS said it would issue a so-called “anti-abuse rule” in an attempt to prevent employers from using temp agencies to circumvent the mandate, essentially writing into law that even though an employer hires temporary workers and therefore is not technically under the mandate’s jurisdiction, the IRS would fine them anyway for not providing health insurance. “It is anticipated that the final regulations will contain an anti-abuse rule,” the agency said. “Under that anticipated rule, if an individual performs services as an employee of an employer, and also performs the same or similar services for that employer in the individual’s purported employment at a temporary staffing agency or other staffing agency of which the employer is a client, then all the hours of service are attributed to the employer for purposes of applying section 4980H.”

In other words, if an employer hires someone part-time, then uses an employment agency to bring the same person on for a second part-time shift, the IRS will still hold the employer liable under the ObamaCare mandate. Similarly, IRS said that if an employer hires the same person for two part-time stints by using two different employment agencies, it will hold either the employer or one of the employment agencies liable for the mandate’s penalties. The issue stems from the employer health insurance mandate in Obamacare, which requires employers with 50 or more full-time employees to provide government-approved, affordable health insurance to at least 95 percent of their employees (and dependents). If any of those employees receives government health insurance subsidies, the IRS will fine the employer up to $2,000 per employee, according to a formula outlined by the IRS.

The warning is part of proposed regulations from the IRS outlining how employers must determine whether they meet the 50 full-time-employee threshold and whether the insurance they offer meets government standards. The IRS said that a full-time employee is one who works an average of 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month, roughly 6 hours of paid service per weekday. The IRS also said that in order for an employer’s health insurance plan to pass muster with the government, it must be available to 95 percent of employees and cost no more than 9.5 percent of an employee’s wages. The agency specified that employers could still fall under the mandate if they employ enough part-time workers to equal 50 full-time workers. For example, if an employer has 40 full-time workers and 20 part-time workers, that employer would be considered by the government to have 50 full-time workers and would be subject to the mandate because the 20 part-time workers average to 10 full-time workers – meeting the 50 full-time-worker threshold.

.. LEC here again — I found a news article at AccountingToday , which sets things out pretty simply . The link to the piece is [here] …

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… Spot On , Dr. Charles [Krauthammer] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 8th,2013

.. as is his wont , Dr . Charles Krauthammer is one of the wisest wordsmiths that I have ever heard , or have read . To think about how remarkable a career that he has had , and that he completed his education (including medical school) while a paraplegic , maybe even a quadriplegic . Wow !!

.. He is economical with his words , and he and I are often on the same page . Philosophically , that is . Not always , but most of the time . This nugget of wisdom from “Special Report” with Bret Baier on FoxNewsChannel is right on target and spot on point …

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