At this point, it may be easier to compile a list of the Federal Government employees whose computers DIDN’T “crash”.
This time, it’s the EPA which is allegedly suffering from Compu Spontaneius Breakus. But to place this newest chapter into context, a quick refresher is called for:
(via National Journal) – “…Issa issued a subpoena in November for documents and communications between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Executive Office of the President over a five-year period as part of an inquiry into whether the White House interfered with how the agency responded to congressional inquiries.
Posted in environment, EPA, government, IRS, politics
Tagged computer, corruption, Darrell Issa, emails, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Gina McCarthy, IRS, Lies, Philip North
One of the main tenets of the IRS’s (current) story about the Lerner emails is that they went to “extraordinary lengths” to recover them, but —darn the bad luck!!— they just couldn’t. Oh, well.
But based on the following questions from Republican Representative Jason Chaffetz, I’m guessing that YOUR definition of going to “extraordinary lengths” is probably not in sync with what the IRS’s definition seems to be:
Posted in government, IRS, media, politics
Tagged corruption, emails, IRS, Jason Chaffetz, JE Dyer, Koskinen, Nixon, politics, scandal, Sonasoft
Have you ever wondered what the operative definition of “supercilious” was? How about “imperious“? “High-handed“, perhaps? Well, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s testimony today is as good an example of all of those as I could have provided previously:
“…I have a long career, that’s the first time anybody has said they don’t believe me…”
Based on the laughable claims you are currently making, Mr. Koskinen, I’d offer that such a description is likely long, long overdue:
Posted in big government, government, IRS, Paul Ryan, politics
Tagged emails, government, IRS, Koskinen, Lies, Nixon, politics, scandal
The IRS is lying.
Lerner and Company obviously figure that if they just keep the lies going, they’ll outlast Congress and any potential media scrutiny. Can’t fault them for the strategy, as it’s certainly worked out fine for them with EVERY OTHER SCANDAL so far…
But make sure you aren’t fooled by their denials, not even for an instant. From ex-CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson:
“…These emails are not stored on a signal server or a single computer, so if there were a crash of a hard drive or some sort of system failure, they would still be retrievable. According to [John] Koskinen, the IRS Commissioner at the time, he told Congress that emails were stored offsite. That jives with people who said emails were backed up daily. There is a responsibility on the part of government officials to retain the data, make sure that is and can’t be lost in the system. If it’s true that the emails are lost, that’s quite a story in itself…”
Posted in government, IRS, Obama, politics
Tagged Congress, emails, IRS, IRS Commissioner, John Ekdahl, Lois Lerner, missing, politics, scandal
Hey, remember this?
Yes indeed: words spoken by none other than Barack Obama himself. Of course, that was back in 2010 when he was discussing Campaign Finance Reform, a concern which almost sounds quaint in comparison to the Scandal carousel this White House has since become.
Just the same, keep that quote in mind as you watch the following about our ol’ buddy, Lois “I-have-nothing-to-hide-so-I’m-Pleading-the-Fifth” Lerner from the IRS:
Posted in court, government, IRS, Obama, politics
Tagged barack obama, emails, IRS, Lies, Lois Lerner, missing, Obama, politics
The Left’s responses to various stimuli are now so predictable they’re practically Pavlovian:
- You criticize the president or his goals? You’re racist.
- You criticize Hillary? You’re sexist and/or you’re “scared” of “strong women”.
- You object to the way Mozilla’s CEO lost his job? You hate gays.
And if you try to discover the truth about a possible Democrat scandal, you’re accused of “McCarthyism“.
Posted in Benghazi, bias, media, politics
Tagged Benghazi, Dana Milbank, Darrell Issa, Democrat, IRS, Joe McCarthy, McCarthyism, politics, scandal
Happy Tax Day, gang!!
Before you watch Remy’s brilliant (as usual) remake of the Pharrell Williams hit “Happy”, you might want to check out a couple things first:
Two different news items came out today about the IRS, and as yet they haven’t been tied together. But if you think about it, they mesh perfectly.
The first one is the same disturbing-yet-true story we hear every year: “IRS Customer Service is horrible/pathetic/non-existent“. Yes, we know. And water is wet. Got it.
Actually, I wrote about this last year:
(from February, 2013) – “…more than 115 million people called the IRS for help; only 68 percent of those who wanted to speak with tax experts actually got through — and only after holding for an average of 17 minutes on phone lines. One million of the 10 million written inquiries mailed to the IRS last year also did not get a response…”
And apparently the story hasn’t changed much since then: