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"He is proud of the GIF, but remains annoyed that there is still any debate over the pronunciation of the format. “The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Mr. Wilhite said. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story."
Bloomberg reports on Carney’s outright lie and points out that the current story is different from the original story.
Carney said Ruemmler was informed by the Treasury Department’s General Counsel’s office April 24 that the Inspector General for Tax Administration was completing a report that found that IRS employees improperly scrutinized political organizations seeking tax exempt status by searching their applications for words including “Tea Party” and “patriot.”
The previous week, on April 16, Ruemmler had learned more generally that there were a number of Inspector General reports being finalized and an IRS investigation was among those investigations, Carney said.
Carney’s comments today are at odds with what he told reporters last week, when he said the White House counsel “only found out about the review being conducted and coming to conclusion by the inspector general.”
Carney insisted the two statements aren’t in conflict and today he just provided additional information.
Of course he insisted he didn’t change his story. Doesn’t mean it’s true.
TJ points out a fault in the system. Full video: 3% Of Congress
Because IT’S NOT A FUCKING DEMOCRACY YOU DOPE.
I know the Internet hipster crowd loves this guy, but if this doesn’t immediately demonstrate how little he really knows, I don’t know what does.
I hate the idea of hate crimes because they place higher value on one group than another in the legal system. That being said, their application isn’t even common-sensical, let alone fair.
In April of 2005, 4 white girls were attacked by 20-30 black girls that urged each other on by saying “get them white bitches” and “Remember Martin Luther King!” Multiple witnesses attested to the beating and the words that were coming out of the assailants mouths. It took 1 year and a few weeks for the NYPD to finally (albeit reluctantly) call the case a bias crime, and it only did so after community groups kept relentless pressure on the NYPD including making complaints to the CCRB (Civilian Complaints Review Board).
A few days ago, a gay man was gunned down in the Village in NYC. That case, on that night, was declared a “hate crime,” and already the NYC Department of Education is starting a program to counter the “messages of hate.” The city is in full-on anti-hate crime mode and the body, as far as I know, isn’t even in the ground yet.
It’s astonishing to see the difference in reactions, isn’t it?
A Florida high school student was expelled and arrested after she continued to carry on a same-sex relationship with a minor student after she turned 18.
Kaitlyn Hunt was arrested in February at the behest of her 15-year-old girlfriend’s parents and charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years old.
A judge ruled that Hunt could still go to her Sebastian, Fla., school if she did not have contact with the 15-year-old. Unhappy with that decision, the girlfriend’s parents also made an appeal to the school board, and Hunt was then expelled from Sebastian River High School just weeks before her graduation.
Her mother, Kelley Hunt Smith, claims State Attorney Brian Workman offered her daughter a plea deal that she has until Friday to accept or face trial. The plea deal includes “two years house arrest and one year probation.”
Her father, Steven R. Hunt, said the school disapproved of the relationship from the beginning. Hunt reportedly had good grades and participated in cheerleading, chorus and basketball. She was voted “most school spirited.” But when she began dating another girl from the basketball team, her coach dropped her citing that the relationship would cause “drama.”
Hunt’s family started a petition on Change.org asking people to “Stop the prosecution of 18 year old girl in a same-sex relationship” and calling it a “cruel waste of our taxes.” The petition, addressed to the Indian River County State Attorney’s Office, has more than 28,500 signatures so far.
“They are out to destroy my daughter, because they feel like she ‘made’ their daughter gay,” Smith said. “They see being gay as wrong and they blame my daughter. Of course, I see it 100 percent differently. I don’t see or label these girls as gay. They are teenagers in high school experimenting with their sexuality – with mutual consent. And even if their daughter is gay, who cares? She is still their daughter.”
Hunt’s little sister, who also goes to the school, has seen crude and ugly comments like “rapist,” “child abuser,” and “criminal” written about her sister on bathroom walls.
Not only would Hunt miss graduating if she took the plea deal, she would have a felony permanently tarnishing her record.
Some other information: the 15 year old’s mother initially said that the relationship was fine as long as it was consensual. But the minute Kaitlyn turned 18, she was filing charges against her. If found guilty, she faces jail time or house arrest and will be labeled as sex offender for the rest of her life.
1975: Newsweek says Tornado outbreak due to “global cooling.”
Turns out it’s a fairly swift sojourn from a president pushing to “delegitimize” a news organization to threatening criminal prosecution for journalistic activity by a Fox News reporter, James Rosen, to spying on Associated Press reporters. In between, the Obama administration found time to relentlessly persecute government whistleblowers and publicly harass and condemn a private American citizen for expressing his constitutionally protected speech in the form of an anti-Islam YouTube video.
Where were the media when all this began happening? With a few exceptions, they were acting as quiet enablers."
Female privilege is...
Because I’m not “high-profile?”
No one knows...