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Does That Mean That BHO’s Actual Birth Certificate Was An Attachment?

Posted on | June 20, 2014 | 32 Comments

by Smitty

For a warmup, via Insty, we have Paul Ryan skewering the smarmy IRS commissioner John Koskinen:
JK is all: “Yeah, yeah, we all know I’m bullet-proof. Get your piece and make room in line and for the next guy. Imma have a second bourbon after this for you, Ryan.”

The kicker is the Joe Crowley chaser (via Breitbart) where he tries to link anyone not buying the IRS line to those who think Obama was born in Kenya:

“Like those who continue to refuse to believe the birth certificate from the state of Hawaii is actually real, conspiracy theorists will continue to rattle sabers,” Crowley said. “But really dose anyone in this room want to be seen in that light.”

Now that the IRS is up to seven (7) [VII] hard drives full of email for employees connected with the case mysteriously deciding to imitate Obamas foreign policy at the same time, anyone stupid enough not to suspect some amount of conspiracy afoot is probably stupid enough to think Sarah Silverman is a nun. New York, go ahead and send Lady Gaga to Congress in place of Crowley. If our Congress is to be a joke, might as well toss in a little song & dance.

And no, this post is not an endorsement of Birtherism. The title is pure sarcasm directed at Crowley. Obama was a dope smoking twerp who grew up in Hawaii, and the IRS is, IMO, guilty of any accusation anyone cares to hurl, until they quit jacking about and deliver the evidence.


32 Responses to “Does That Mean That BHO’s Actual Birth Certificate Was An Attachment?”

  1. Paul Ryan to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen : “No one believes you…” | Batshit Crazy News
    June 20th, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

    […] Smitty: So is BHO’s birth certificate just an attachment? […]

  2. Dianna Deeley
    June 20th, 2014 @ 7:12 pm


  3. M. Thompson
    June 20th, 2014 @ 7:27 pm

    “Obama was a dope smoking twerp who grew up in Hawaii,” sounds about right. And destroying the IRS and ending direct taxes would be a great thing to run on.

  4. smitty
    June 20th, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

    If. . .the GOP had a reform bone in its jello body.

  5. JeffWeimer
    June 20th, 2014 @ 7:56 pm

    I would say they’ve been to SWOS, for the spinectomy; but that would be mean. 🙂

  6. Katielee4211
    June 20th, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

    If they had any bone–backbone to be specific.

  7. Quartermaster
    June 20th, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

    Smitty, the beauty of it is, the IRS is probably guilty of almost anything they could reasonably be accused of. And while we’re at it, I think the IRS Director needs to prove the rumor that he rapes puppies for kicks is false.

  8. Quartermaster
    June 20th, 2014 @ 8:17 pm

    It is true, however.

  9. richard mcenroe
    June 20th, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

    Paul Ryan has a solution for the IRS problem and that salution is AMNESTY!

  10. NeoWayland
    June 20th, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

    The FedGovs are addicted to cash flow. Without the payroll deduction “offsetting” the constant overspending, the government would be unable to borrow and increase spending.

    No Washington politico will abolish that, no matter what the initial is after the name.

  11. M. Thompson
    June 20th, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

    Do the handshakes include a knife in the back?

  12. Adjoran
    June 21st, 2014 @ 12:35 am

    I doubt he rapes the puppies, but I bet he enjoys dropping them into blenders.

  13. DeadMessenger
    June 21st, 2014 @ 2:56 am

    It’s a sad world when, as a 55 year old woman, my balls are bigger than the collective balls of Congress. I hear a lot of them saying stuff, but I don’t see anybody doing stuff. Actually, all I hear is the equivalent of “cut it out or I’ll tell you to cut it out again.”

  14. Katielee4211
    June 21st, 2014 @ 10:41 am

    Isn’t that the truth? Then the wide eyed wonder, (faux) outrage & questions. We’re going to form a committee and investigate!

  15. Scoob
    June 21st, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

    If the Repubiks are really serious about the IRS, they will propose legislation to fix it, such as defunding the IRS or it’s elimination and replacement (flat tax or fair tax). Until the Repubiks actually act, this all just Kabuki theater for the rubes (in their opinion) in the hinterlands. They botched this investigation by not calling for a select committee and getting the courts involved from the get-go, as discussed by Mark Levin on his radio show. Personally, I think that the Republican Establishment was initially fine with the Obama Administration targeting conservatives, such as those involved with the Tea Party. Now that they are looking like incompetent boobs, they are starting to get a little puckered-up.

  16. daialanye
    June 21st, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

    Replace the income tax with a tax on total wealth.

    Think about it, folks. What’s better—a 20% tax on your earned income or a 2% tax on George Soros’ entire worth? (Are these figures accurate? No idea, nor do I care. It’s the general principle that’s important.)

    And tariffs. I’m for those, as well, but not an income tax that directly penalizes productive work.

  17. JeffWeimer
    June 21st, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

    Dude, *when* has that not been the case?

  18. M. Thompson
    June 21st, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    Proof they’re really SWOs.

  19. theBuckWheat
    June 21st, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

    I run a data center. Disk drives that are left running continuously last between two and three years. Three years is about 36 months.
    The odds of a disk failing in any given month are roughly one in 36. The odds of two different drives failing in the same month are roughly one in 36 squared, or 1 in about 1,300. The odds of three drives failing in the same month is 36 cubed or 1 in 46,656. The odds of seven different drives failing in the same month is 37 to the 7th power = 1 in 78,664,164,096.

    Of course this is very simplified because disk failure modes are more at end-of-service-life rather than linearly spread over median life. But my answer gets us into the same astronomical ballpark.

  20. Quartermaster
    June 21st, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

    The Middle Class, however, is where most of the money is. As a result, that’s who bears the brunt of the taxes.

  21. Quartermaster
    June 21st, 2014 @ 8:47 pm

    How do you know? He has to prove it first. Since I raised my question first, mine takes precedence, then we can deal with young canines and blenders later.

  22. daialanye
    June 22nd, 2014 @ 1:43 am

    Correct, under an income tax. Under a wealth tax (with the same rate for all taxpayers) the burden of taxation will no longer hit the middle class with greatest force.

    At present, high-income individuals are able to keep their salaries low while gaining wealth by other means. But don’t take my word for it—talk to Warren Buffet and his secretary. Or interview your Congressman.

  23. Quartermaster
    June 22nd, 2014 @ 8:25 am

    You won’t avoid taxing the middle class heavily, no matter what you do. Even if you too everything from the wealthy, you would be able to operate FedGov very long. The problem with FedGov is not revenue, it’s irresponsibility in Congress who won’t stop spending.

  24. daialanye
    June 22nd, 2014 @ 11:40 am

    Of course spending is too high, but I refer only to taxes. There you don’t appear to understand the situation, and seem to be assuming an arbitrary definition of “wealthy.”

    Wealthy individuals pay a relatively modest amount of total taxes, while those who receive most of their income from taxable salaries pay relatively high amounts. Thus the present situation of the rich getting richer while members of the self-supporting middle class struggle to get ahead. Replacing the income tax with one on net worth would change this situation.

    I can’t see any detriment to the economy as a whole, and it would work to change the attitude of the rich toward taxes and spending.

    But you figure it out for yourself, because I don’t intend to further debate something that would have seemed obvious before we started to equate “taxes” with the income tax alone. While you’re at it you might give some thought to excise taxes, tariffs and fees.

  25. Quartermaster
    June 22nd, 2014 @ 2:30 pm

    In income tax alone, the so called “1%” pay about 39% of the total taxes. Excise taxes hit everyone fairly as they are consumption taxes. The problem is still not revenue, it’s spending.

    I have already figured it out. I did 40 years ago in high school. I don’t see anything to “debate” as the issue has already been settled. It’s simply a matter of accepting the facts as they stand and dealing with reality.

  26. daialanye
    June 22nd, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    As I expected, new thoughts are difficult for you.

  27. Quartermaster
    June 22nd, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

    You poke your nose over here on occasion and get the same sort of response when you do. You’ve been called won on other blogs and comments areas for being willfully obtuse, why should any one, anywhere you go, give you any credit for normal intelligence.

    I know where you are coming from, but the reality is, you are wrong. It won’t matter what sort of tax scheme you enact, the main burden will fall on the middle class. Your “wealth tax” will simply drive wealth offshore and the burden will fall even more heavily on the middle class.

    The matter is not an inability to handle “new thoughts.” The problem is you ignore human nature.

  28. daialanye
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 1:35 am

    I won’t argue in detail but will offer you a clue. It’s time for you to stop worrying about what “classes” pay in the way of taxes, and start thinking of how much individuals pay.

    Thanks for your concern about my intelligence. You’re right—it isn’t “normal” but highly creative. You, on the other hand, seem to rely heavily on conventional wisdom.

  29. Quartermaster
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 6:12 am

    You don’t know what I relay on. I’m anything but “conventional.”

  30. daialanye
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    Excuse me—I was referring to your views on taxation, not your love-life.

  31. Quartermaster
    June 23rd, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    I’m not talking about that either. IN that I’m quite conventional having been married 39 years.

  32. Shawny
    June 24th, 2014 @ 5:46 am

    “And no, this post is not an endorsement of Birtherism”……..

    If Crowley can make you issue a disclaimer when he wasn’t even attacking you then you know that the tactic is indeed effective and that’s exactly why he used it. In that regard, the IRS is not the only entity which needs to quit jacking about and deliver the evidence. It’s perfectly reasonable to question the credibility of anyone or any organization who has lied, taken the 5th, or claimed Executive Privilege in response to questions or subpoena. What is not acceptable is unrelated ridicule in lieu of answers.