One member of the corrupt Internal Revenue Service down, many more to go – and several people have chimed in on what ought to be done with the offenders.
True the Vote is an organization that was formed to prevent voter fraud, train volunteers to work as election monitors, register voters, validate voter-registration lists and pursue fraud reports to push for prosecution if illegal activity has occurred.
“Lois Lerner was today slapped with papers, @TrueTheVote lawsuit against her personally delivered to her house #IRS“, tweeted election lawyer and author of “Injustice,” Christian Adams, who is also the legal editor for PJ Media.
“True the Vote filed suit in federal court in Washington today against the Internal Revenue Service, asking the court to grant its long-awaited tax exempt status and seeking damages for the unlawful actions by the IRS in the processing of its application for exempt status. ActRight Legal Foundation, a 501(c)3 fundamental rights and public interest law firm represents True the Vote in the lawsuit.
“We’ve been waiting for three years to receive a decision from the IRS about our tax exempt status,” True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. “After answering hundreds of questions and producing thousands of documents, we’re done waiting. The IRS does not have the power to pocket veto our application. Federal law empowers groups like True the Vote to force a decision in court – which is precisely what we aim to do.”
Twitchy staff notes: “As if it weren’t bad enough to learn that conservative-targeting IRS official Lois Lerner had been placed on paid administrative leave, Sen. Chuck Grassley let slip today that Lerner’s summer vacation with pay came only after she refused a request to resign. Sarah Palin proposed at least one alternative use for Lerner’s annual salary, not even taking into account the tens of thousands awarded in bonuses over the past several years.”
Meanwhile, country singer John Rich tweets he’s going do to a “Lois Lerner” too: “Instead of paying taxes next year I’m going to not pay and #pleadthe5th then say “I don’t recall what happened” just like they’re doing.”
Was she a plant?
Or just a pink petunia in the Rose Garden? Not this time. Terrorist supporter Medea Benjamin of Code Pink, of whom President Obama once said, “The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to,” heckled POTUS last week while he spoke on national security issues at the National Defense University at Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C.
And what did the pinko one want? She demanded he shut down the Guantanamo Bay facility. Now.
The President’s speech was not open to the general public. So, was she a plant, and if so, who planted her?
Anti-gunner Piers Morgan brings out the long knives
CNN opinion host Piers Morgan, well-known for his anti-gun rights stance, apparently can’t keep up with radio host Dana Loesch. In a rapidly escalating Twitter exchange about last week’s machete attack in London in which a British soldier was nearly decapitated, Loesch tweeted, “Was the guy with the machete a member of the NRA? Asking for a friend.”
The tweet chafed the CNN host from England who volleyed back, “You think the beheading of a soldier is something to be glib about?”
That started a contentious dialogue that ended with Morgan “unfollowing” Loesch and banning her from ever appearing on his show “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Quel douleur. His loss.
Political video picks of the week
Former prosecutor with an edge: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., questions former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman.
Cops and guns
Are police being trained to confiscate cell phones because they could be firing weapons? Or as a ruse to prevent people from recording police activity? According to a published report, new tactics are being employed by some police departments to limit YouTube clips of police brutality.
“As a result of the numerous legal cases that have proven recording police officers is not a crime,” Infowars reports, “authorities are getting more creative in attempting to stop abuse by law enforcement offices ending up as a viral video on YouTube.”
The tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., spawned a windstorm of videos. One of them in particular was uploaded several times to YouTube by various people, attracting well over a million views cumulatively.
Safety tip: To get local weather forecasts on your phone, go to NOAA’s usNWSgov site at http://1.usa.gov/5OxWpW. Punch in your zip code.
CNN reporter Jake Tapper heralded the beginning of Memorial Day weekend last Friday with this Tweet: “Our hashtag game today is for those who serve. Send us your Memorial Day message. Mine? Thank you. We will not forget. Use #MemorialMessage”
We will not forget.