Absurdity, Big Government, Fed Corruption, Fed Incompetence, Military
Congress Knew for 2 Years About Efforts to Take Back Veteran Bonusesby Tammy on October 25, 2016
Oh sure, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are outraged just outraged at the effort to clawback our troops bonuses. Yet strangely enough they’re known about it for two years and have done nothing. Via Military.com The California National Guard told the state’s members of Congress two years ago that the Pentagon was trying to claw back re-enlistment bonuses from thousands of soldiers, and even offered a proposal to mitigate the problem, but Congress took no action, according to a senior National Guard official. The official added that improper bonuses had been paid to National Guard members in every state, raising the possibility that many more soldiers may owe large debts to the Pentagon. “This is a national issue...
New Fed Ruling: Sending Free Cigars to US Troops Is Now Illegalby Shifra on October 9, 2016
Our troops are allowed to be in harm’s way, but can’t enjoy a free cigar? Got it. Via WSJ. You might think GIs in Iraq and Afghanistan have enough to worry about with Islamic State and the Taliban. But it turns out they’ve also got a problem called the Food and Drug Administration. In August a new FDA rule went into effect that forbids tobacco makers and distributors from handing out free samples. Some companies that have been donating cigars to service members for decades have now stopped for fear that this is now illegal. The FDA nuttiness has attracted the attention of Rep. Kathy Castor, a Democrat who represents Florida’s 14th district, which includes “Cigar City,” or Tampa. She...
Feds Spend $450,000… To Study If Air Conditioning Helps With Heatby Shifra on August 18, 2016
Almost as stupid as the “shrimp on a treadmill” study. Via MRCTV. Congratulations, American taxpayer! You’ve just doled out $450,000 to Arizona State University so researchers can study whether people get hot when it’s hot outside, and if turning on the A/C actually helps. The National Science Foundation just forked over nearly half a million bucks for the creation of “a simulation platform to enhance infrastructure and community resilience to extreme heat events.” The grant description explains this study is needed, of course, because we’re all roasting ourselves like rotisserie chickens under the heat lamp of man-made climate change. The grant theorizes that “exposure to heat is a growing public health concern in many cities across the globe,” but adds...
Fauxcahontas, Er, Liz Warren Wants US Postal Service to Handle Private Payday Lendingby Shifra on July 21, 2016
The USPS to deliver the mail *and* get involved in banking? What could possibly go wrong? Via Daily Signal. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is inching closer to eliminating private payday lending with restrictive new rules and, some advocates hope, paving the way for the U.S. Postal Service to take over these banking services. The agency’s liberal supporters, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., long have wanted to replace the payday lending industry with a government-run alternative. Now, they are pushing to include language in the Democratic Party platform to add banking to the line of services provided by the U.S. Postal Service. The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act granted authority to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to regulate and restrict short-term credit...
(Video) State Dept Spokehole Is *Clueless* About AP Leaked Document Reportby Shifra on July 18, 2016
“Uh, no, no—I’m sorry, you said it’s an AP report…” No, actually, we’re sorry…that we have a bunch of incompetent morons and liars in DC. Via Free Beacon. State Department spokesman Mark Toner appeared surprised Monday to learn of a new report that says key constraints on Iran’s nuclear program will be eased in just over a decade, cutting in half the time Tehran would need to build a nuclear bomb. Related: Times of Israel: As secret accord is revealed, Israel complains: Iran deal ‘intensified’ nuke problem ****************************************************
State Dept Spokeshole Struggles to Answer Questions About Iran Seeking Nuke Technologyby Shifra on July 10, 2016
Multiple news sources (Fox News, Jerusalem Post, Breitbart) report that according to German intel, Iran is actively seeking nuclear technology. And the State Dept. has no knowledge of this development? Via Free Beacon. State Department spokesman John Kirby had trouble responding to questions from reporters on Friday about reports from German intelligence that Iran has been attempting to obtain illicit nuclear materials inside Germany. Iran’s actions are in defiance of the nuclear deal that it signed along with the United States and five other world powers last summer, according to Germany’s domestic intelligence agency…. When asked by a reporter if Iran had sought to procure the nuclear equipment in question, Kirby said that neither he nor the International Atomic Energy...
On Varney, Tammy Asks If FBI Deemed Orlando Terrorist Safe, What About Syrian Migrants?by Gina on June 13, 2016
"If the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security interviewed Omar Mateen and they knew about him and still let him go then how are we supposed to believe that Syrian migrants are going to be vetted and [Americans] will be safe?" — Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce
Fed Report: US Still Not Prepared for Possible EMP Attackby Tammy on May 4, 2016
Of course not. But the president and his wife are no doubt ready for whatever TV show wants then next! So weird how the bureaucracy just isn’t interested in getting its act together. Like they can’t be bothered. Via CNS News. Two weeks after North Korea threatened to launch nuclear strikes against the U.S., the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the federal government has still not implemented all of the recommendations made eight years ago to prevent catastrophic blackouts caused by an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. The recommendations were made in 2008 by the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electro-Magnetic Pulse Attack (EMP Commission). Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department...
Freight Train Derails on Outskirts of DC, Leaking ‘Hazardous Material’by Tammy on May 1, 2016
Thought I’d bring this up since most of the Legacy Media is only covering where Malia Obama will be going to school, and the jokes Obama told last night at the WH Correspondents Dinner. It also ruptured an underground gas line, but you know, whatever. Maybe the EPA was so happy with how they handled the Flint water crisis they’ll just implement the “lie and do nothing” approach here, too! Via Daily Mail. A train crash resulted in a hazardous substance being spilled and a gas line being ruptured in a Washington, D.C. suburb early Sunday morning, emergency officials have said. Some 14 cars tumbled off the tracks after the CSX freight train derailed near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro...
Secret Service Plans to Raise White House Fence by 5 Feetby Tammy on April 27, 2016
So it looks like the Fed and Obama agree: walls work. But I’m also particularly fond of another comment by the Secret Service: “And we have now a society that tends to want to jump over the fence and onto the 18 acres…” Gee, maybe because no one has any respect for Obama, the federal government is a joke, the Secret Service can’t seem to do their job? Just saying. NBC Washington: Secret Service: ‘Current fence simply is not adequate for a modern era’ The U.S. Secret Service plans to raise the height of the White House security fence by 5 feet and add a new concrete foundation to reduce the risk of fence-jumpers, according to a copy of an...
Watch TSA’s $1.4M ‘Randomized’ iPad App Randomly Point Right Or Leftby Shifra on April 5, 2016
This is even more ridiculous when you see the ‘Randomizer’ in action. Via Daily Caller: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spent a little over $1.4 million on an app that randomly shows a right or left arrow…. The app’s purpose is to eliminate potential bias when a TSA agent tells passengers which line to go to. Currently on the iTunes app store, there are multiple free coin flip apps which perform the same process as the TSA’s “randomizer.” ****************************************************
Solyndra Reduxby Maynard on April 1, 2016
Does it ever end? "Obama-Backed Green Energy Company Goes Bankrupt — After Getting Billions From Taxpayers".
State Dept Apologizes for Tweeting Bizarre Overseas Travel Warningby Tammy on March 31, 2016
Bizarre, yes. Also stupid, sexist and not helpful. It also highlights the fact that our government thinks it’s their job to tell spring breakers what to watch out for when traveling. Last time I checked, the Fed isn’t Daddy, and we’re going to remind it of that in November. Jerks, each and every one of them. They’ve deleted some of the more idiotic tweets, just remember, it’s our tax dollars paying for this nonsense. Via Business Insider. The State Department apologized on Wednesday after sparking controversy while one of its official accounts tweeted travel tips under the hashtag #springbreakingbadly, warning travelers to beware of overseas scams. Things went awry on Wednesday when the department made a recommendation to avoid being...
U.S. Military’s Ability to Fight Major Overseas War In Doubtby Tammy on March 28, 2016
The Obama legacy, as enabled by the GOP, continues… Via Washington Times. Beneath the positive press the military receives for preparing to mold women into the nation’s first female ground warriors this year, there is another story far more basic to war fighting. Some lawmakers are warning that budget cuts, a troop drawdown and a decade and a half of wars have created spotty combat readiness, overburdened forces, more fatal accidents and beat-up weapons. Weeks of congressional testimony from the top brass on next year’s $524 billion defense budget shows that many Army brigades and Air Force squadrons are less ready. The Marine Corps lacks sufficient aircraft to fully train pilots. The Army and Marine Corps can wage small wars...
Obama’s CIA Director Is Opposed To Spyingby Tammy on March 16, 2016
You can’t make this up. You just can’t. Inexplicable and dangerous. Via John Hinedracker at Powerline. Unbelievable, but true: President Obama’s CIA Director, John Brennan, doesn’t think the agency should engage in spying. He finds espionage unsavory, apparently. John Sipher, a former member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service and a recipient of the agency’s Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, explains: In what was otherwise a thoughtful interview with National Public Radio last week, CIA Director John Brennan expressed his personal view that the CIA should be not be viewed as a spy agency. In the 24 February interview he said, “I don’t support government spying…. We don’t steal secrets… We uncover, we discover, we reveal, we obtain, we elicit, we...