177 Responses to “6:0 EST: President Obama Makes a Statement”

  1. May 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm


  2. 19 Jovie
    May 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    He still has control of all those agencies. The media is out to kill his legislation for his second term.

  3. May 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I am disgusted with the dishonest journalism in this country. I wonder if it will be the same once POTUS is out of office. SMH!

    • 21 Lovepolitics2008
      May 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      If POTUS is a republican, they will treat him with kid gloves, as usual. If it’s a democrat, they will treat him ok IF that democrat plays the game and does a lot of schmoozing…

    • May 15, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      It was ugly when President Clinton was in power too. I remember those days. I’m sure President Hilary Clinton will face the same.

  4. 23 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Well…how will the presstitutes report on this .

    1. He is to passive
    2. Wow he is to angry.
    3. He is both passive and agressive.

    • 24 yardarm756
      May 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm

      Bingo. Right up there with the worlds oldest profession it is! Prez is up in 5 min. by my clock.

  5. 25 vitaminlover
    May 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I just know that Pres. will completely level them. This is MY President!

  6. 26 Jovie
    May 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Dan Rather – it’s true I was a Liberal but now I am a T Bagger! :). 🙂

  7. 27 sherijr
    May 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Listened to the hearing as long as I could stand… enjoyed AG Holder- he’s exemplary imo… but couldn’t take the nonstop crazy repub all over the map bs questions. It is so obviously a witchhunt. Is it over?

  8. 28 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I hope Rev Al does not have Tweety Twerp on his show.

  9. 35 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller

    Initial CIA talking points email dated 9/14 – three days after the attacks in Benghazi.

    • 36 Nena20409
      May 15, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      Did you get a chance to hear AG Holder? The man is solid as/like a Rock.

      • 37 Linda
        May 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm

        I watched some of it…..

      • 38 nathkatun7
        May 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

        AG Holder was a former Federal judge. He knows the law as much as any one in this country. He is also from New York, which means that he is not easily intimidated by the likes of Darrell Issa and others. With his criminal background, Issa thinks all public officials act like him. Republicans should be ashamed for electing this man with a criminal record and then putting him in charge of a powerful Congressional committee.

  10. 39 GGAIL
    May 15, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    So much for a dull & quiet second term…

    • 40 pkayden
      May 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Did you ever believe President Obama was going to be allowed to have a quiet second term? Not when Republicans control the House and the media is complicit in their foolishness.

  11. May 15, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    #Benghazi: A scandal that never was, sold to a deranged mob searching for ‘facts’ to justify their hate for Obama— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) May 15, 2013

  12. 42 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Dana Bash ‏@DanaBashCNN 2

    I’m told POTUS will announce irs changes

    • 43 jacquelineoboomer
      May 15, 2013 at 7:13 pm

      There ya go … investigative journalism. Sit around and be “told” something. She’s gettin’ on my last nerve!

  13. 44 dotster3
    May 15, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Cuteness while we wait—-chips asked about Mel Watt attending hearing with child on his lap—-think he might have wanted to show off his grandson, Nico, who is the cutest. Nico got bored and mad about the hearings there for a second but then wanted back in grampy’s lap.


  14. 45 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2013 at 6:12 pm

  15. 46 cookemom
    May 15, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Now how could there be 32 comments on this thread already when I had just refreshed my screen and chatting away on the last thread? Is there a back door that I don’t know about? Did y’all get together and do a ‘let’s get outta here, while she’s still running her mouth?’ Aha, found you anyway. So as I was saying…..what was I saying? Well nevermind that.

    I hope that PBO points out that while he is prepared to care for the IRS issue, that Pubs had no issue when they actually requested an IRS probe on an organization. I hope he reminds them that they voted against what would have prevented this in 2010. Then, I hope he advises us all that Shumer will re-introduce that very same bill and pronounce, “Now I dare you a-holes to vote against it this time. What, you think I didn’t see this coming? You know you gotta get up way early in the morning to catch me sleeping?”

  16. May 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    OK Chris Matthews is bipolar what the hell is up with him. Now he is defending the President about those who vehemently hates Pres. Obama yet earlier he was acting like one. Someone please help me understand what is going on and kudos to Bob Shum for sticking up for the President and being respectful

    • 48 ChristiMTL
      May 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      I noticed that…..typical BS from him,….

    • 50 nathkatun7
      May 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Matthews is like a wind vane, Wherever the wind blows that’s where you will find him. He used to be anti Bill Clinton but now he is in love with Bill Clinton. First of all he is really not a journalist. Second, in my opinion, he is not very smart. He also probably doesn’t remember what he has said after he has finished talking because he talks so fast without posing to think about what he is saying.

      • May 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm

        Case in point earlier when they were talking about Benghazi he said the White House was more concern about the opinion of Michelle Obama and some other persons and I was like what does FLOTUS have to do with Benghazi he makes Glen Beck looks like a genius

    • May 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      I hope no one takes offense here, but let’s be clear , what Tweety did is what alot of people do, particularly some white people in my experience. They talk one way in company they are “comfortable/private” that they wouldn’t say in “mixed” company.

      IMHO, this is what Tweety did. He knows Rev Al’s show and what Rev Al’s leaning are, so he left his “comfortable/private” sentiments at Hardball, and brough his “mixed” company sentiments instead.

      BTW, did anyone else notice who was missing when Tweety went on his POTUS rant.. the lovely Joy-Ann Reid, who is usually a frequent guest on Tweety round this time. Now why wasn’t she apart of the convo on how “passive” POTUS is???

      • 53 jacquelineoboomer
        May 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm

        Oh, you’re right about not only Tweety but others who go on certain shows and “pretty up.” I’ve seen many of ’em also go on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show and clean up their acts.

  17. May 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    MSM is shameless and clueless.

    My twitter feed has been busier than usual, filled with CRAP from MSM, mostly about the non-existent AP “scandal” with a sprinkling of IRS and Benghazi for variety. Just despicable.

    Exhibit I in clueless:

    Clue: Maybe Gibbs and Axelrod are more plugged in than the GOP cheerleaders who get paid as journalists.

    Here’s Chris Hayes’ take:

  18. 55 forus50
    May 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I cannot stand this guy. I actually wish he was a Republican – he seems to fit that mold of DC brash and thinking he is smarter than he actually is.

  19. May 15, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Seriously ….


    • 60 nathkatun7
      May 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      Well done Bobfr! We definitely need such a law. Canada and the U.K have such laws and the last time I checked both Canada and the U.K. are still a democracies. Just as an individual can’t hide behind “freedom of speech” guaranteed by the First Amendment, by “yelling fire in a crowded theatre,” the media should not be allowed to hide behind the First Amendment’s guarantee of “Freedom of the Press” by publishing or broadcasting lies. This should be especially true of the electronic media which uses the public airwaves.

  20. 62 Jovie
    May 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    The Senate confirmed President Obama’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
    On Wednesday, the Senate voted 91-7 for Marilyn Tavenner to lead CMS, which hasn’t had a Senate-confirmed administrator in seven years.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/300029-senate-votes-91-7-to-confirm-tavenner-to-head-medicare-medicaid-services#ixzz2TP0fpqgV

  21. May 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Who’s speaking on whitehouse.gov now?

  22. 66 cookemom
    May 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I might have to duck right about now, but these last few threads have been off the chains on what the MSM is saying. What’s up with that? It’s as if we’re being called over to look at a train wreck. Why are you watching this stuff if it’s so upsetting? Why is it being reported on that the MSM has gone nuts, again? It’s getting kinda nuts, imo.

    That’s not to be confused with giving a play by play of the hearings, or Jay’s presser. That’s different in that some folks are at work or are not able to see the action live. However, this constant OMGing over the MSM just causes issues worse than the heartache of psoriasis and the agony of da feet.

    Ok ducking now.

  23. 67 vitaminlover
    May 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    He’s speaking!

  24. 68 vitaminlover
    May 15, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Whoooo listen to the cameras clicking!

  25. 69 vitaminlover
    May 15, 2013 at 6:24 pm

  26. 70 cookemom
    May 15, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Well that was short and sweet. Now back upstairs to finish dinner with the family. Now can we get back to impeaching him?

  27. 71 cookemom
    May 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Might I add that I don’t agree with the firing, but realize and understand the necessity of it.

    • 72 vcprezofan2
      May 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Strangely enough, it puts me in mind of Ms Sherrod. /sigh/

      • 73 cookemom
        May 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm

        yep, but one thing we know about him. he decides, acts, then moves on. sometimes a little too quickly for me, but I just sit behind a keyboard. the biggest decision i make is if I should log on before or after breakfast. smh

        • 74 prettyfoot58
          May 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm

          how slowly should he move

          • 75 cookemom
            May 15, 2013 at 7:01 pm

            Until I can catch up. I wrote, ‘sometimes a little too quickly for me’. That’s me and no one else. Of course, at times a snail could lap me. Alas, it was a rhetorical statement, and not meant literally. That’s like saying, “_____________(fill in the blank)” See? That means nothing to anyone, except the person filling in the blank.

      • May 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm


        Don’t know anything at all about him (except what Google tells me), but Steve Miller was blaming two “rogue” IRS employees.

        That undermines morale in an organization whose employees are often ostracized in the outside world.

        For instance, at a party: You: “Hi, I’m VC and I work just down the street from here. And you?
        IRS employee: Oh, I work at the IRS.
        [everyone moves to the other side of the room, just in case talking to this person might result in an audit or being placed on a “watch list.”]

        PBO is right. New leadership with clear definition of how to execute assigned tasks is needed, not someone who throws his underlings under the bus.

        • 77 vcprezofan2
          May 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm

          I hear you, both. The sigh was only a thing of the moment. And BTW if I make it to a party (a very, very rare occurrence) I never discuss where I work. 😉

          • 78 cookemom
            May 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm

            If someone moved away from me at a party, I’d probably be too dense to catch the hint and follow them around the room.

            (I don’t know how to cross out. If I did, I’d cross out dense and write drunk)

            • 79 vcprezofan2
              May 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm

              WORDS TO BE DELETED

              No space between the delete command and the word/s to be deleted.

              ex: too dense, drunk challenged to catch the hint

              • 80 vcprezofan2
                May 15, 2013 at 7:09 pm

                :Oops: the spaces didn’t seem to matter. Okay, here’s the ‘formula’ on separate lines.

                1st =
                2nd = stuff for the delete

                • 81 vcprezofan2
                  May 15, 2013 at 7:13 pm

                  😆 😆 This is really funny. I’m learning that placement of stuff doesn’t matter as long as I position the symbols. Okay, this time I’ll put the ending formula before the beginning formula and see if that helps . Ending portion = Beginning portion = same thing but without the slash, and the words to be discarded go between the two.

                  • 82 vcprezofan2
                    May 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

                    Hahaha! I’m sorry, but I never thought to have such fun botching this explanation after so many trials. Clearly I’m no tech teacher! [Don’t mind me while I continue to experiment.]
                    enclosing the word ‘del’ to start and enclosing ‘/del’ at the end of whatever you wish to delete.

                    • 83 vcprezofan2
                      May 15, 2013 at 7:24 pm

                      Okay, didn’t work again so I quit with tail between legs. Probably would help if I could remember how Amk explained it to me. Watch someone sensible come along and explain it briefly and effectively in one sentence. 🙄

                  • 84 cookemom
                    May 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm

                    okie dookie dokey

                    • 85 cookemom
                      May 15, 2013 at 7:24 pm

                      well that didn’t work. it’s me not your directions or formula. it was suppose to be okie dookie (line thru it) then dokey, the correction. No matter. That may have been only the second time that I wish I knew how to do that. Hardly worth trying to teach this old dog a new one

                    • 86 vcprezofan2
                      May 15, 2013 at 7:28 pm

                      It really isn’t you, CM. It’s the embarrassed ‘teacher’. The pointed brackets (above the comma and the period) are a part of this but they never show each time I type them in in the explanation. 😛

        • 87 99ts
          May 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm

          In the working environment – if we are doing our job – we should expect to be supported by our boss. Miller did not support his employees. They appear to have been doing their job. I would think PBO well investigated this – but – sigh – the Media (R, USA) just go on and on giving ALL the space to the GOP talking points.

  28. 88 yardarm756
    May 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Well now. There it is. Wonder what assholes Issa and Gohmert are gonna do to spin this.

  29. 89 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    For those who missed the briefing.

    • 90 theo67
      May 15, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      I hope the right wing loons realize that the wrongness was centered around the deliberate targeting of specific groups for further investigation. The fact of whether the right wing groups – or left wing groups – fits the definition of “non profit orgs” is still something that should be investigated thoroughly, given the fact that orgs like “Crossroads” and other political groups were making political donations and running ads, and trying to do it all without paying a penny in taxes for their political spending. That’s wrong, and it’s illegal. And if anyone is going to satisfy Boehner’s lust to put people in jail, then it should be Rove and his peers for committing illegal acts when they lied on their application forms.

  30. 91 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm

  31. May 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    So, I gather from my TL that Tweety is now “impressed” with PBO’s response. Fucking piece of shit asshole. (Pardon my French.)

  32. 98 Anna
    May 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    My question, how long has this been going on, how many administrations? PBO now putting Congress, Dems and Repugs, on notice, do something! You have a responsibility to make government work. Not sure I agree with the firing, but our President evaluates every situation fully before he makes a decision. He is the only adult in the room.

    • 99 nathkatun7
      May 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Well if the IRS apologized then some one must have overstepped the boundaries of what the IRS could or could not do. But I do, however, agree with you that demanding proof from teabaggers claiming to be charitable organization sounds legitimate to me.

  33. 100 cookemom
    May 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    I just got off the phone with PBO. I had to let him know I got his back:

  34. May 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    President Obama is truly the only adult in the room (h/t Black Water Dog).

    The press tries to con their audience by stating as loudly as they can “the President is weak!”

    Remember this from the height of the financial crisis (Mar 29, 2009):

    MSM and GOP conveniently “forget” that the U.S. auto industry would have been put out of business if a Republican had been elected President.

  35. May 15, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    • 105 Nena20409
      May 15, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      No LL, truly, you REALLY don’t want to know. That guy is what the late Whitney Houston would call Whack…….on crack.

  36. 106 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm


  37. 107 yardarm756
    May 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm

  38. 108 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm

  39. 109 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm

  40. 110 yardarm756
    May 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Prez has also challenged Congress to get their shit together. Good luck with that.

  41. 111 hopefruit2
    May 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I think Matthews has a latent sexual attraction towards this President, and I’m not being snide or trying to be funny.

  42. 116 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I think Tweety has trouble with his sugar spiking…….

  43. May 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm


    • 118 nathkatun7
      May 15, 2013 at 7:04 pm

      Ah, but that’s not enough for the GOP and MSM! The only thing that will satisfy the media and the GOP is for President Obama, VP Biden, AG Holder to resign immediately to be replaced by Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Jeff Sessions as AG.

      • 119 theo67
        May 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm

        The three doofuses (doofi?) at the end of the sentence don’t deserve to be in the same sentence as the brilliant three men at the beginning of the sentence.

  44. 120 Dakota
    May 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I think Tweety is just a twit!

  45. 125 carolyn
    May 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Okay folks…..we’re on our way to a good Tweety poem here…..feel free to add you creative input

  46. 127 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Remember when PBO, McCain and Clinton all had their passports looked at by 4 State Dept employees back in 2008 .

    I don’t recall this kind of outrage.

  47. 130 hopefruit2
    May 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm

  48. 133 BigDaddyRich
    May 15, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Hi TODers, I’m a regular lurker, occasional commenter. If the last few days have taught me anything, is that I need to resign from the “gloom-and-doom” wing of fhe Democratic Party. On Monday I JUST KNEW that the second term was over. I refused to listen/watch any news shows, and cringed whenever I went online. So I left it up to my friends on the pragmatic left, i.e. TOD, LL, Ed Kilgore, Smartypants, Steve Benen, etc., to carry the torch. And now? Two out of the three “scandals” end up big nothingburgers (IRS, Bengazi!), while the DOJ/AP incident, while troublesome on the surface, has one saving grace: THEY HAD A WARRANT! ! So let the GOPukes and the DC Village People faint from the vapors (looking at you, Lindsay Graham)…with you guys help, I’m Gonna Keep Calm and Carry On!! OBAMA!!!

    • 134 theo67
      May 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      The second term will only be over at noon on January 20, 2017. Anyone telling you something different from that is spreading nonsense.

    • 136 TrumpDog
      May 15, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      If President Obama gets past these three “scandals” with public support, I believe he’ll be unstoppable. I think the GOP may have exhausted their cry wolf-ing.

  49. May 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    This was pretty keen by POTUS and PR. The statement was televised and made right before the start of ALL the evening news programs and the local evening news.

    So the news will report that POTUS “fired” the IRS Commish, but then they won’t be able to help themselves and will of course try to make it seem “bare minimun” (this is exactly what Michael Steele tweeted BTW) and will mention that even though the IRS Commish resigned, the real culprit was a Bush appiontee.

    So in trying to score points against POTUS, all the public will hear is that POTUS thinks IRS thing is inexcusable, IRS Commish resigned and the original Commish was a Bush appointee.

    Good job White House.

  50. 138 Don
    May 15, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I’m mad as hell and I really don’t know what to say about all the bullshit that President Obama has gone through in the last few days.

    • 139 Gazelle62
      May 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Remember Don, he does not react the way we do about theses things. He looks at problems and takes a course of action without fretting and moves on to the business of governing.

    • 141 anniebella
      May 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm

      Don, last few days. What’s up with you. Don’t you mean since he walk into that Oval Office?

    • May 15, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      I take comfort in the fact he’s got a spine made of ramrod (thanks Joe B.) and they’re going to break long before he ever will. The Republicans scandals have crashed and burned in less than a week. And the media exemplified by Chris Matthews’ hysteria today is in meltdown. Yeah they’re going to crack. And PBO just keeps on going.

  51. 145 Ladyhawke
    May 15, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    VIDEO: O’Donnell: The real IRS scandal happened in 1959


  52. 146 utaustinliberal
    May 15, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    This describes Chris Matthews to a T.

  53. 147 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Tweety backtracking now ?

  54. 152 Ladyhawke
    May 15, 2013 at 7:20 pm


    Obama calls IRS misconduct is ‘inexcusable’

    By Steve Benen


    “So here’s what we’re going to do. First, we’re going to hold the responsible parties accountable. Yesterday, I directed Secretary Lew to follow up on the IG audit to see how this happened and who is responsible, and to make sure that we understand all the facts. Today, Secretary Lew took the first step by requesting and accepting the resignation of the acting commissioner of the IRS, because given the controversy surrounding this audit, it’s important to institute new leadership that can help restore confidence going forward.

    “Second, we’re going to put in place new safeguards to make sure this kind of behavior cannot happen again. And I’ve directed Secretary Lew to ensure the IRS begins implementing the IG’s recommendations right away.

    “Third, we will work with Congress as it performs its oversight role. And our administration has to make sure that we are working hand in hand with Congress to get this thing fixed.
    And we’re going to have to make sure that the laws are clear so that we can have confidence that they are enforced in a fair and impartial way, and that there’s not too much ambiguity surrounding these laws.



    • 153 dotster3
      May 15, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      What do we do, though, about the fact that the tea party groups are obviously not “social welfare” organizations and are obviously political activists and that no one will ever be able to question the status of any of these Koch-funded groups again?

  55. 154 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    While the Jackals are never satisfied and claim this President takes to long to respond….Remember this ?

  56. 156 Gazelle
    May 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Marilyn Tavenner confirmed by Senate 91-7 to head Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). She’s charged w/ implementing Obamacare. Her boss is Sec. Sebelius. Don’t know much about her except that she was then Gov Tim Kaine’s VA Sec of HHS & she’s supposedly pragmatic. Freaking post hasn’t had an appointee since 2005.

  57. May 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Ok, so who am I gonna get to stand in line at Wal-Mart bright and early on Friday to get me 2 advanced screening tickets to Superman??? Anyone, anyone…Beuller, Beuler.????


  58. 159 Linda
    May 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Angus King said he read those e-mails 6 weeks ago and the GOP’s got nothing.

  59. May 15, 2013 at 7:37 pm


  60. 161 vitaminlover
    May 15, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Father in Jesus Name thank You for giving us this powerful man at this time. Thank You that at tomorrow’s press conference that he blows the naysayers, whiners, and all other enemies away! Thank You for being in President Obama’s corner at all times and vanquishing all the malicious, unkind and evilness away from him. Lord let him shine like the star that he is and that the truth comes out and be KNOWN. Protect his wonderful spirit oh Lord and continue to keep him winning. Shower Your Love and Power fiercely on him and keep him wise and strong! Amen

  61. 165 cookemom
    May 15, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    OT, but Trump on trial in Chicago for swindling a little old 80+ woman out of her money. It has something to do with her purchasing a condo or something in Trump towers and other properties. Well, after testifying again today, he thought he’d go for the MSM sympathy vote and started whining that the woman was very, very, rich but was trying to take his money. When the reporter laughed out loud in his face, The Donald looked all puzzled. The reporter said, “I believe you just saw my reaction to your comment.” Priceless.

  62. 168 hopefruit2
    May 15, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    LMAO – Chuckie is at it again…

  63. May 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    President Obama is the Boss baby

  64. 174 yardarm756
    May 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Time for a little relief.

    When you’re from the country, your perception is a little bit different.

    A farmer drove to a neighbor’s farmhouse and knocked at the door.
    A boy, about 9, opened the door.
    “Is your dad or mom home?” said the farmer.
    “No, they went to town” said the boy.
    “How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?” asked the farmer.
    “No, he went with Mom and Dad” the boy answered.
    The farmer stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to
    the other, and mumbling to himself.
    “I know where all the tools are, if you want to borrow one, or I can
    give Dad a message” said the boy.
    “Well,” said the farmer uncomfortably, “I really wanted to talk to your Dad. It’s about your brother Howard getting my daughter Suzy pregnant”.
    The boy thought for a moment…
    “You would have to talk to Dad about that. I know he charges $500
    for the bull and $50 for the pig, but I don’t know how much he charges for Howard.”

  65. 175 yardarm756
    May 15, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I love this!

  66. 176 4morefor44
    May 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    maybe there’s something in the IG, which granted i haven’t read, that explains this, but i still have no idea why anyone would be in trouble for this. they are supposed to check out groups, and since they’ve done all kinds of liberal groups, even revoking the status for a liberal group (and not one republican group had this happen), why is someone in trouble here?!?

    i guess a good thing is that if they put in place more checks and balances into the process, if god forbid, a republican becomes president someday, they won’t be able to use the i.r.s. to bully political enemies as they did in the past, now that the obama admin is adding extra policing of the process (guessing that’s what is happening).

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