Friday May 17
If government-sponsored racial profiling is a crime and a civil rights violation, doesn’t the Internal Revenue Service profiling based upon political persuasion qualify as the same egregious constitutional crimes?
We now know that since June 2011, prior to the presidential election, the IRS has been targeting for special scrutiny any groups applying for tax exempt status that had the terms, Tea Party, Patriot, or any group that focused on the Bill of Rights. When you talk about the Bill of Rights, think about the 2nd Amendment and the Liberals’ many attempts to destroy it. Are members of the NRA and gun owners also on the IRS enemies list?
If this abuse of power scandal had occurred during the Bush administration and Liberal groups had been targeted, the left would have called for his impeachment. They would have claimed that George W. set the tone that signaled to the IRS that profiling democrats was not only legal but necessary to silence them.
Obama and his liberal cadre have set the tone that encouraged this despicable violation of our Bill of Rights. In the past, Obama has called the Republican Party the enemy; in August 2009 Nancy Pelosi called Tea Party members “Nazis”; Vice President Biden has called republicans “Terrorists & Barbarians” and George Bush has been routinely called Hitler.
The rhetoric of Obama and the liberal Left set this evil abuse of power in motion. The power of the IRS to tax an organization unfairly is the power to destroy that group and violates all that is sacred in our Constitutional and Bill of Rights. The IRS is one of the most feared Federal agencies and they have now been corrupted to do the “wet work” for the Liberal Left.
Today they came for republicans; who is next?
Brick & Mortar
Friday May 17
Taylor Ramsey has it right. Having been “Brick & Mortar” for over 40 years as Pat’s Calculator Service it was time to quit. The self employed don’t retire, they just quit. No 90 percent here.
The new internet buyers didn’t consider the 10 years of factory schooling on my product. The set up, delivery and factory warranty were performed by the “go to” guy, the owner. No excuses. Fortunately my customers – usually CPAs or CFOs – recognized the benefits of dealing with a local brick and mortar business.
Try same day service or getting a qualified answer on the internet. My customers always got an honest deal, just ask around. So turn a page in your catalog and good luck. You will probably recycle more often than this brick and mortar guy and his Victor calculators.
Propes for President
Friday May 17
My head was exploding as I was reading his analysis and observation about the MedPot issue in Long Beach. As I am deeply involved in re-opening qualified and regulated dispensaries in LB, I can only push as hard as I can. But with thoughtful reporters like Propes assessing and -- you brave editor and publisher -- allowing him to speak truth to power warms my Woodstockian soul.
Please help this tortured City Council to reopen the qualified, regulated shops.
Thank you again Steve Propes for some sanity in that sea of madness we call the LB City Council ... with notable exceptions of Dr. Lowenthal and Dr. Garcia who have shown that they have compassion. You might call it a smart political move on their part. They want to be on the right side of history. Like alcohol, the people have already spoken. Ask Gerrie Schipske to republish her survey about the MedPot issue. Regulate and tax like alcohol already.