Daily Archives: May 12, 2013

Who else did the IRS target?

It was some two-bit operatives in Cleveland, I swear!

It was some two-bit operatives in Cleveland, I swear!

Now it turns out they also focused on pro-Israeli Jewish organizations, and even Jewish groups they thought might be pro-Israeli.

“’He has, through his subordinates and agents, endeavored…to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigation to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner,’ — Section 1, Article 2, the impeachment articles of Richard Nixon.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/12/george-will-on-irs-tea-party-attacks-how-stupid-do-they-think-we-are/#ixzz2T7eYw0Va

No worries for the regressives, they dislike Israel as much as they do the Tea Party. “It’s all good”, said Greenwich Democrat Chairman Francis Fudrucker when contacted by FWIW, “just relax and let the government do its job.”

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Liberals expose their Puritan side

Le scandal!

Le scandal!

No, not the ladies sunning in bikinis, the hysterical mommies demanding that they cover up and leave, lest little children see actual human flesh (wait ’til those children discover television). How do I know these prudes are liberals? It happened in New York.

“Think of the children!”

One soccer mom called it “a weird place” to sunbathe.

“There’s too many kids in here,” said Janine Cranmer, 46. “Sunbathe at your own risk.”

On Friday afternoon, two dozen scantily clad women soaked up rays as kids played in the shaded corners.

And last weekend, security guards booted tanners from the lawn after a kids-soccer league complained.

“A body’s a body, and they need to get over themselves,” said Katie Friedman, 23, a Hofstra grad who moved to the development in August.

Some tenants predict the tumult will subside once Stuy Town’s Oval Lawn opens in the coming weeks.

But Susan Steinberg, head of the tenants association, said all two-pieces should be banned.

“This used to be a very strait-laced community,” she said. “The sunbathing is tasteless, it’s not very classy, and it doesn’t belong in a mixed residential development.”

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Aboard HMS Raging Queen, first bass of the season

Who owns the boat and buys the gas gets to pose with the fish. Captain Louis Van Leeuwen (he's the one wearing the shirt) and dinner

Who owns the boat and buys the gas gets to pose with the fish. Captain Louie Van Leeuwen (he’s the one wearing the shirt) and dinner

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Just don’t dare eat that donut

Didn't hurt MY brain

Didn’t hurt MY brain

In the land of portion control, trans fat bans and no cigarettes, anywhere, NYC has given carte blanche to pot dealers.

New York City is going green — with ganja.

Pot arrests and seizures are plummeting as low-level offenders duck jail and cops ease off dealers, who are racking up record profits, police sources say.

Gov. Cuomo vowed in January to wipe out the lowest marijuana charge — fifth-degree criminal possession — for those caught lighting up in public or flashing their stash.

Decriminalization gathered steam in February, when Mayor Bloomberg announced that NYPD cops would now merely ticket those charged with fifth-degree possession, instead of tossing them in jail.

I happen to think that the government has no business regulating personal behavior, but if Bloomberg and his fellow liberals think that citizens should be barred from doing anything that might be unhealthy, what’s with giving pot a free ride? It’s not inspected by health authorities, so who knows what pesticides and what it’s been soaked in, it’s being sold to minors, and it’s not even kept under the counter of variety shops, as Bloomberg demands of cigarettes. Its capability to damage lungs has been documented:

Inhaling marijuana smoke in the long-term is likely to result in damage to the respiratory tract. The evidence base for this damage includes self report as well as scientific testing of lung capacity and biopsy of mucosa. This damage has been shown to be present even in the absence of tobacco smoke, while harms appear to be additive for individuals who smoke tobacco and marijuana. Further, marijuana smoke is carcinogenic although epidemiological research exploring the association between respiratory cancers and marijuana use is limited. The evidence is strongest for marijuana use being associated with an increase in cough, sputum production, airway inflammation, and wheeze.

According to the NYT, It stunts young brains and lowers IQ. “If parents who are spending thousands of dollars on SAT prep courses knew about the cognitive effects marijuana has on their kids’ brains, they would be up in arms,” Dr. Evins said.

Sp why the discrepancy? Another example of unprincipled people making decisions on what they’re feeling at the moment, which means a fickle, ad hoc “philosophy” that ultimately leads to state control of all our lives. As has been demonstrated throughout history, when those who are in or who seek power can whip mobs into an emotional frenzy, they will control the masses.

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”
-Alexander Hamilton

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I must not be watching enough reality TV, because I can’t even imagine how this was done. Or what.

Man arrested for sexually abusing his pet peacock. Unless that was supposed to read “pee cock? Even then ….

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NYT readers: junior fascists

NYT Op-Ed piece on the IRS’s targeting Tea Party organizations. The author is against it, but the comments from the Times readers reveals their approval and longing for a powerful arm of the government that will smite dissenters. I’s possible these were all written by FWIW’s pet Greenwich Democrat, Dollar Bill, but I suspect this enthusiasm for state control extends beyond our own small pool of regressives.

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