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2013-05-17 08:30:43 AM
"Winners don't insta-green NRO links"

-William S. Sessions, director FBI
 
2013-05-17 08:33:37 AM
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2013-05-17 08:42:00 AM
It's a scandal!!!!

*yawn*


Get back to me after the NHL Playoffs are over. Maybe I'll give a flying fark then.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-05-17 08:48:14 AM
If it's from NRO it's got to be bullshiat.
 
2013-05-17 08:50:35 AM
I wonder how personally responsible these same critics would find the CEO of a comparably-sized private corporation under comparable circumstances?
 
2013-05-17 09:07:02 AM
Imagine an exposé on conservative activists who use Viagra

2.bp.blogspot.com

Imagine that.
 
2013-05-17 09:09:09 AM
Obama's Rose Parade of scandals: a crash course on the perils of big government derp

FIFY, subs
 
2013-05-17 09:11:18 AM
what scandals?

all I've heard about this week is trumped up bullshiat.
 
2013-05-17 09:12:52 AM

kronicfeld: I wonder how personally responsible these same critics would find the CEO of a comparably-sized private corporation under comparable circumstances?


That is a big difference between a private company and a government agency.  For one thing, private companies can go out of business.  No matter how illicitly the IRS acts, they will never go out of business.

Companies and CEO's have much more legal risk than a bureaucrat or their agency too.  A bureaucrat can be fired for wrongdoing at worst, or just moved to a bad desk job (or, in this case, promoted to much greater responsibility as a reward), CEO's can go to prison.  If a government agency has to pay someone off for wronging them, we just print more money or collect more taxes to offset that.

Private companies have more recourse to deal with rogue employees engaged in wrongdoing, too.  Government workers are almost impossible to fire.
 
2013-05-17 09:15:59 AM
so many swirling accusations, I mean it's pretty clear that SOMETHING bad happened, it's not like people would just make shiat up in order to make the president look bad at any cost right
 
2013-05-17 09:18:03 AM
Politics as usual.

But as a govie, let me tell you government is full of egotistic idiots doing crap like this and they sure as shiat don't consult with the POTUS before they fark up. Bonus: they're not near bright enough to do this because politics; the motivation is always something really stupid like getting some award for productivity.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-05-17 09:18:34 AM
SlothB77:

That is a big difference between a private company and a government agency.  For one thing, private companies can go out of business.  No matter how illicitly the IRS acts, they will never go out of business.

Companies and CEO's have much more legal risk than a bureaucrat or their agency too.  A bureaucrat can be fired for wrongdoing at worst, or just moved to a bad desk job (or, in this case, promoted to much greater responsibility as a reward), CEO's can go to prison.  If a government agency has to pay someone off for wronging them, we just print more money or collect more taxes to offset that.

Private companies have more recourse to deal with rogue employees engaged in wrongdoing, too.  Government workers are almost impossible to fire.


Yes, I totally see all those Wall St fraudsters going to prison.
 
2013-05-17 09:24:10 AM

kronicfeld: I wonder how personally responsible these same critics would find the CEO of a comparably-sized private corporation under comparable circumstances?


Also, Obama seems to be a bystander in all this.  Imagine if the executive of a company said this:

"I found out about all this the same time you did, when I saw it on the news."  "I am disengaged from all the minutia going on at every agency.  That is so below me." "I am not interested in all the slow-moving Washington gridlock stuff.  I don't even bother to keep track of all that, it is just all so petty and frustrating to me.  I'd rather focus on my big, bold plans to save this nation."

The executive of a company is responsible for everything all the way down to the lowest level employee and has to know what is going on the front lines.
 
2013-05-17 09:32:20 AM

SlothB77: The executive of a company is responsible for everything all the way down to the lowest level employee and has to know what is going on the front lines.


bull. shiat.

it is literally impossible for a CEO (or a president) to know everything that's going on in every office in every city in every state in the country.
 
2013-05-17 09:35:36 AM

SlothB77: The executive of a company is responsible for everything all the way down to the lowest level employee and has to know what is going on the front lines.


Lol. Oh man... You have no idea how large corporations work, do you?
 
2013-05-17 09:35:40 AM

SlothB77: The executive of a company is responsible for everything all the way down to the lowest level employee and has to know what is going on the front lines.


That must be why so many CEOs go to jail when their company does something illegal.
 
2013-05-17 09:40:14 AM

FlashHarry: SlothB77: The executive of a company is responsible for everything all the way down to the lowest level employee and has to know what is going on the front lines.

bull. shiat.

it is literally impossible for a CEO (or a president) to know everything that's going on in every office in every city in every state in the country.


I'm OK with blaming everything the Government does on Obama so long as he also gets credit for everything they got right.  He actually did a pretty good job overall on diplomatic security.  IRS successfully collected $2.5 Trillion dollars in revenue last year which helped reduce the deficit.

Obama has done a better job on immigration prosecutions and reductions in medicare fraud also.  I don't mind giving him overall credit/blame for how the Government is working.  Cherry picking and faux scandals is just stupid however.
 
2013-05-17 09:47:11 AM
Don't forget Birthcertifigate, Healthy School Lunchesgate, and Blahgate.
 
2013-05-17 09:50:09 AM
Obama's Rose Parade of scandals NRO: a crash course on the perils of big government teaching conservatives to read and write
 
2013-05-17 09:50:15 AM

keylock71: SlothB77: The executive of a company is responsible for everything all the way down to the lowest level employee and has to know what is going on the front lines.

Lol. Oh man... You have no idea how large corporations work, do you?


Compare and contrast with ACORN...
 
2013-05-17 09:50:32 AM

Rapmaster2000: Don't forget Birthcertifigateghazi, Healthy School Lunchesgateghazi, and Blahgateghazi.


FIFY
 
2013-05-17 09:51:24 AM
So some Tea Party groups claim to be a 'public welfare' non-profit to get out of paying taxes, get audited, but still ultimately get exempted?

As a tax paying citizen, those tax scamming Tea Party groups can kiss my white ass.
 
2013-05-17 09:52:07 AM

SlothB77: kronicfeld: I wonder how personally responsible these same critics would find the CEO of a comparably-sized private corporation under comparable circumstances?

Also, Obama seems to be a bystander in all this.  Imagine if the executive of a company said this:

"I found out about all this the same time you did, when I saw it on the news."  "I am disengaged from all the minutia going on at every agency.  That is so below me." "I am not interested in all the slow-moving Washington gridlock stuff.  I don't even bother to keep track of all that, it is just all so petty and frustrating to me.  I'd rather focus on my big, bold plans to save this nation."

The executive of a company is responsible for everything all the way down to the lowest level employee and has to know what is going on the front lines.


The executive may be responsible in the technical sense, but for a large corporation, the CEO has no idea what goes on on the front lines. The CEO of Home Depot doesn't decide the price of a box of screws, doesn't train the staff on how to answer the phone, and has no idea that Larry at store # 183 is a dick.
 
2013-05-17 09:52:56 AM
Did they mention White House Tourgate or Vacationgate?
 
2013-05-17 09:53:06 AM

SlothB77: kronicfeld: I wonder how personally responsible these same critics would find the CEO of a comparably-sized private corporation under comparable circumstances?

Also, Obama seems to be a bystander in all this.  Imagine if the executive of a company said this:

"I found out about all this the same time you did, when I saw it on the news."  "I am disengaged from all the minutia going on at every agency.  That is so below me." "I am not interested in all the slow-moving Washington gridlock stuff.  I don't even bother to keep track of all that, it is just all so petty and frustrating to me.  I'd rather focus on my big, bold plans to save this nation."

The executive of a company is responsible for everything all the way down to the lowest level employee and has to know what is going on the front lines.


Pffttta hahahahahahaahaa!! Sure, sure, I'm certain you'll be saying this exact same thing the next time an oil spill occurs.
 
2013-05-17 09:53:52 AM
Come on now.  Everyone loves a parade.
 
2013-05-17 09:54:23 AM
So now conservatives are wishing that Obama micromanaged the entire Federal Government?
 
2013-05-17 09:54:47 AM

Fart_Machine: Did they mention White House Tourgate or Vacationgate?


Don't forget Solyndraghazi!
 
2013-05-17 09:54:58 AM

vernonFL: So now conservatives are wishing that Obama micromanaged the entire Federal Government?


Yes. Except when he's a feckless empty suit who can't even tie his own shoes right.
 
2013-05-17 09:56:41 AM

BSABSVR: SlothB77: kronicfeld: I wonder how personally responsible these same critics would find the CEO of a comparably-sized private corporation under comparable circumstances?

Also, Obama seems to be a bystander in all this.  Imagine if the executive of a company said this:

"I found out about all this the same time you did, when I saw it on the news."  "I am disengaged from all the minutia going on at every agency.  That is so below me." "I am not interested in all the slow-moving Washington gridlock stuff.  I don't even bother to keep track of all that, it is just all so petty and frustrating to me.  I'd rather focus on my big, bold plans to save this nation."

The executive of a company is responsible for everything all the way down to the lowest level employee and has to know what is going on the front lines.

The executive may be responsible in the technical sense, but for a large corporation, the CEO has no idea what goes on on the front lines. The CEO of Home Depot doesn't decide the price of a box of screws, doesn't train the staff on how to answer the phone, and has no idea that Larry at store # 183 is a dick.


Yeah, I know Larry. He IS a dick.
 
2013-05-17 09:56:42 AM
Freeper Friday strikes again.
 
2013-05-17 09:57:17 AM

GiantRex: Freeper Friday strikes again.


Modminghazi.
 
2013-05-17 09:57:43 AM

vernonFL: So now conservatives are wishing that Obama micromanaged the entire Federal Government?


He's such a damn tyrant they want him to be a more effective tyrant. Makes total sense.
 
2013-05-17 09:57:45 AM
I'll grant that the bigger government is, the greater the likelihood that outright morons who fish for scandals will infiltrate it, so maybe the author has a point.
 
2013-05-17 09:57:51 AM

kronicfeld: I wonder how personally responsible these same critics would find the CEO of a comparably-sized private corporation under comparable circumstances?


What difference does it make as to whether what happened was wrong or not?
 
2013-05-17 09:58:10 AM
I'll agree with them on one thing -- if there's anyone who knows how to fark up a government, it's the conservatives.
 
2013-05-17 09:59:53 AM
The only problem I have with the IRS issue is that Obama apologized for it and fired someone over it.

He should have held the line because the IRS was doing what they should have been doing - investigating potential tax fraud. Tea Party groups warrant extra scrutiny because there was an explosion in the number of such groups, and the whole reason for being of the Tea Party is supposedly to protest taxation.
 
2013-05-17 10:01:34 AM
I'm still demanding answers for LapelPinghazigate.

/it rolls off the tongue
 
2013-05-17 10:02:22 AM

TuteTibiImperes: The only problem I have with the IRS issue is that Obama apologized for it and fired someone over it.

He should have held the line because the IRS was doing what they should have been doing - investigating potential tax fraud. Tea Party groups warrant extra scrutiny because there was an explosion in the number of such groups, and the whole reason for being of the Tea Party is supposedly to protest taxation.


Equal protection requires unbiased enforcement of the law. It really was inappropriate.
 
2013-05-17 10:02:58 AM

TuteTibiImperes: The only problem I have with the IRS issue is that Obama apologized for it and fired someone over it.

He should have held the line because the IRS was doing what they should have been doing - investigating potential tax fraud. Tea Party groups warrant extra scrutiny because there was an explosion in the number of such groups, and the whole reason for being of the Tea Party is supposedly to protest taxation.



You're surprised President Jellyfish buckled under to conservative extremists' demands? It's a day that ends in "y," right?
 
2013-05-17 10:04:06 AM

TuteTibiImperes: The only problem I have with the IRS issue is that Obama apologized for it and fired someone over it.

He should have held the line because the IRS was doing what they should have been doing - investigating potential tax fraud. Tea Party groups warrant extra scrutiny because there was an explosion in the number of such groups, and the whole reason for being of the Tea Party is supposedly to protest taxation.


Probably he gave the whiners throwing a pointless temper tantrum candy just to shut them up.
 
2013-05-17 10:04:20 AM

Arkanaut: I'll agree with them on one thing -- if there's anyone who knows how to fark up a government, it's the conservatives.


It's their stock in trade.
 
2013-05-17 10:08:27 AM
"Woah, man, what if we like got Monsanto to genetically fuse a potato and a chicken?"
 
2013-05-17 10:08:34 AM
My company has over 50,000 employees in like forty countries. there's no way in hell the CEO knows what's going on at all times.
 
2013-05-17 10:09:41 AM

TuteTibiImperes: The only problem I have with the IRS issue is that Obama apologized for it and fired someone over it.

 
2013-05-17 10:11:28 AM

that bosnian sniper: "Woah, man, what if we like got Monsanto to genetically fuse a potato and a chicken?"


"We would fark that thing stupid!"
 
2013-05-17 10:12:44 AM
NRO?  I'm not in the mood for that level of derp this morning. I'll pass.
 
2013-05-17 10:15:45 AM

vernonFL: So now conservatives are wishing that Obama micromanaged the entire Federal Government?


Where do you think "Thanks Obama" came from?
 
2013-05-17 10:17:42 AM

that bosnian sniper: "Woah, man, what if we like got Monsanto to genetically fuse a potato and a chicken?"


Coming to grocery stores: the chiktato.
 
2013-05-17 10:24:14 AM

that bosnian sniper: "Woah, man, what if we like got Monsanto to genetically fuse a potato and a chicken?"


Then we'd finally have an accurate count of how many times the GOP farks it?
 
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