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2013-05-19 01:21:52 PM  
WKRP WTFI In Cinncinati
 
2013-05-19 01:41:18 PM  
I'm not sure whether this turkey can fly.
 
2013-05-19 02:16:45 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I'm not sure whether this turkey can fly.


I dunno, it's pretty damaged from all the right wingers that tried to chicken fark it.
 
2013-05-19 02:19:31 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-19 02:20:12 PM  
Ah. That makes everything ok. No links to anyone, nobody to blame over the rank of PFC. Great.
 
2013-05-19 02:22:28 PM  
Overzealous staffer! Nothing to see here! These are not the droids you are looking for!
 
2013-05-19 02:24:03 PM  
Fta -
But the Exempt Organizations Division - concentrated in Cincinnati with fewer than 200 workers, according to IRS officials - is staffed mostly with accountants, clerks, and civil servants. They review about 70,000 applications for exemptions each year.


Rounding a little - that's about 2/day per person.

I honestly don't know what an application looks like, but I'm guessing that 2 reviews a day is not overly burdensome.
 
2013-05-19 02:24:49 PM  
"The office was understaffed"

"OH I GUESS WE'RE ALL SUPPOSED TO JUST FORGET IT HUH LIBOCRATS"

"Nobody is suggesting that."

"EXCUSES FOR OBAMMESSIAH"


/gotta love persecution complexes.
 
2013-05-19 02:27:06 PM  
Have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I'll lay your soul to waste, um yeah
 
2013-05-19 02:27:34 PM  

Ohiofarker: Fta -
But the Exempt Organizations Division - concentrated in Cincinnati with fewer than 200 workers, according to IRS officials - is staffed mostly with accountants, clerks, and civil servants. They review about 70,000 applications for exemptions each year.


Rounding a little - that's about 2/day per person.

I honestly don't know what an application looks like, but I'm guessing that 2 reviews a day is not overly burdensome.


Guess it depends on what fewer means (199? 160?), and how many of those people are in positions that don't deal directly with the work at hand like secretaries.
 
2013-05-19 02:33:41 PM  
My staff has been under backwater many times...good stuff.
 
2013-05-19 02:35:05 PM  
The only question I have is why was the IRS office in Cincinnati the one assigned to do this job?

I honestly don't think it was politically motivated but I still think this is something that would be better handled at the IRS head office in Washington DC.
 
2013-05-19 02:45:21 PM  

Mrtraveler01: The only question I have is why was the IRS office in Cincinnati the one assigned to do this job?

I honestly don't think it was politically motivated but I still think this is something that would be better handled at the IRS head office in Washington DC.


Well no one in Cincy actually has taxable income, so those farkers are bored as hell.
 
2013-05-19 02:47:49 PM  
Does this whole, 'understaffed' talking point mean we're going to have to hear about how we need to expand the IRS to keep this from happening again?

// shocking.. SHOCKING
 
2013-05-19 02:49:28 PM  
I'm sorry, I know I am in the minority, but if your group tries to get exempt status and your group is all about no taxes... AND you are the tax people... YEAH... you should expect to be scrutinized.

If you are attending the NAMBLA conference, expect to be scrutinized for being a pedophile.

This isn't a stretch.

That being said, there should be VERY, VERY few tax exempt groups.

Tax churches, legalize and tax weed and prostitution and we will make huge advancements in the infrastructure of this county.
 
2013-05-19 02:49:42 PM  

tfresh: Does this whole, 'understaffed' talking point mean we're going to have to hear about how we need to expand the IRS to keep this from happening again?

// shocking.. SHOCKING


What makes you think it's a "talking point"? Can't it be just a simple statement of fact? Is it outlandish to imagine the office is understaffed?
 
2013-05-19 02:50:29 PM  

Mrtraveler01: The only question I have is why was the IRS office in Cincinnati the one assigned to do this job?

I honestly don't think it was politically motivated but I still think this is something that would be better handled at the IRS head office in Washington DC.


They weren't.  They saw all the Tea Party groups signing up and decided to put a flag into the system for them.
 
2013-05-19 02:51:48 PM  
Man, there are a bunch of rubes who will believe anything the government will tell them.

How dumb do you have to be to really believe that every federal agency and office of any importance must be located in downtown DC right next to the White House?
 
2013-05-19 02:51:48 PM  

LasersHurt: tfresh: Does this whole, 'understaffed' talking point mean we're going to have to hear about how we need to expand the IRS to keep this from happening again?

// shocking.. SHOCKING

What makes you think it's a "talking point"? Can't it be just a simple statement of fact? Is it outlandish to imagine the office is understaffed?


No, this is a clear sign that we need to simplify the tax code!

/But don't ask us for specifics
 
2013-05-19 02:53:31 PM  
This is the same agency that got in trouble years ago for filching computers and office equipment.
 
2013-05-19 03:05:27 PM  
"Why do you have a picture of Gerald Ford over your desk?"

"They never sent me a Carter."
 
2013-05-19 03:06:29 PM  
It's too bad there isn't a single competent person in the federal government anymore who has enough awareness to be responsible for anything.

Oh well, bring on Obamacare.
 
2013-05-19 03:08:02 PM  

GORDON: It's too bad there isn't a single competent person in the federal government anymore who has enough awareness to be responsible for anything.

Oh well, bring on Obamacare.


Yeah, how dare those IRS guys notice all these anti-tax political organizations trying to cheat their taxes.

Truly, what great monsters of history.
 
2013-05-19 03:08:44 PM  
The thing about this is... someone has to get bent over a barrel for this, whether it was just gross negligence or someone really had it out for the Tea-heads. Otherwise, you're proving a bunch of people who say the government is horrible to be correct.
 
2013-05-19 03:09:52 PM  

Marine1: The thing about this is... someone has to get bent over a barrel for this, whether it was just gross negligence or someone really had it out for the Tea-heads. Otherwise, you're proving a bunch of people who say the government is horrible to be correct.


By catching people explicitly trying to evade taxes?

Boy, that IS evil.
 
2013-05-19 03:10:30 PM  

Apos: WKRP WTFI In Cinncinati


YOU CAN'T DEFECT HERE!
 
2013-05-19 03:11:30 PM  

GORDON: It's too bad there isn't a single competent person in the federal government anymore who has enough awareness to be responsible for anything.

Oh well, bring on Obamacare.


Remember, kids!
Government is ALWAYS INCOMPETENT,
ALWAYS MALEVOLENT,
and ALWAYS YOUR MORTAL ENEMY.
 
2013-05-19 03:11:38 PM  

neongoats: Marine1: The thing about this is... someone has to get bent over a barrel for this, whether it was just gross negligence or someone really had it out for the Tea-heads. Otherwise, you're proving a bunch of people who say the government is horrible to be correct.

By catching people explicitly trying to evade taxes?

Boy, that IS evil.


If they're using 'political speech' as the criteria for why someone should not have tax-exempt status, then that's fine. If someone's using 'political speech of a certain leaning', then we have a problem.

Which reminds me, how is it that the WBC still has their TES? They've made *several* blatantly political statements.
 
2013-05-19 03:19:13 PM  
I'm wondering how many people who are OUTRAGED by this have ever worked in the office of an extremely large organization.
 
2013-05-19 03:26:12 PM  

Marine1: neongoats: Marine1: The thing about this is... someone has to get bent over a barrel for this, whether it was just gross negligence or someone really had it out for the Tea-heads. Otherwise, you're proving a bunch of people who say the government is horrible to be correct.

By catching people explicitly trying to evade taxes?

Boy, that IS evil.

If they're using 'political speech' as the criteria for why someone should not have tax-exempt status, then that's fine. If someone's using 'political speech of a certain leaning', then we have a problem.

Which reminds me, how is it that the WBC still has their TES? They've made *several* blatantly political statements.


So, what, are you saying we finally found a crime that the right wing isn't ok with profiling for?

Face it, tea party groups are the black guy in a hoodie at midnight of political organizations. Why is it bad for the IRS to look for tax evasion among people who are anti-tax radicals. Sounds like common sense to me/most people. Which is why this is such a non scandal.
 
2013-05-19 03:33:45 PM  

LasersHurt: tfresh: Does this whole, 'understaffed' talking point mean we're going to have to hear about how we need to expand the IRS to keep this from happening again?

// shocking.. SHOCKING

What makes you think it's a "talking point"? Can't it be just a simple statement of fact? Is it outlandish to imagine the office is understaffed?


If it wasn't a talking point, you wouldn't hear that same word over and over on every news channel you can find from the talking heads. And this is the federal government we're talking about. 2.7 million civilian workers doing the work that could be done by probably 1/20 of that.

Okay let's assume its just a fact. 'Understaffed' means allowing for gross prejudice? So how do we fix this?

WorldCitizen: I'm wondering how many people who are OUTRAGED by this have ever worked in the office of an extremely large organization.


I do and I am. Doesn't matter what group it is, political, financial, etc.. if you think 'da gubmit' is more efficient and does procedure better just remember its run by people.
 
2013-05-19 03:36:15 PM  
I see the derpy ads are out for this scandal:

pagead2.googlesyndication.com
 
2013-05-19 03:38:09 PM  

tfresh: If it wasn't a talking point, you wouldn't hear that same word over and over on every news channel you can find from the talking heads. And this is the federal government we're talking about. 2.7 million civilian workers doing the work that could be done by probably 1/20 of that.

Okay let's assume its just a fact. 'Understaffed' means allowing for gross prejudice? So how do we fix this?


1.) Confirmation Bias is doing you no favors

2.) You're begging the question in your last sentence. What it if wasn't "gross prejudice," so much as a shiatty shortcut? It's pretty obviously a bad job, regardless, because the name isn't a valid criteria for selection. What the IRS had was a big influx of questionable applications, and someone made a bad call about how to select them for review.

We "fix this" by figuring out how to streamline the system so the IRS is capable of properly handling the applications, and make sure that valid criteria are used for selection review. It's nothing magical.
 
2013-05-19 03:45:27 PM  

neongoats: Marine1: neongoats: Marine1: The thing about this is... someone has to get bent over a barrel for this, whether it was just gross negligence or someone really had it out for the Tea-heads. Otherwise, you're proving a bunch of people who say the government is horrible to be correct.

By catching people explicitly trying to evade taxes?

Boy, that IS evil.

If they're using 'political speech' as the criteria for why someone should not have tax-exempt status, then that's fine. If someone's using 'political speech of a certain leaning', then we have a problem.

Which reminds me, how is it that the WBC still has their TES? They've made *several* blatantly political statements.

So, what, are you saying we finally found a crime that the right wing isn't ok with profiling for?

Face it, tea party groups are the black guy in a hoodie at midnight of political organizations. Why is it bad for the IRS to look for tax evasion among people who are anti-tax radicals. Sounds like common sense to me/most people. Which is why this is such a non scandal.


===============

That's exactly what I thought when I first heard about this.  You have a group of swivel-eyed loons, who vow never to pay any taxes, looking for a tax exception.  Sounds like exactly the kind people you should be screening.  If anything, it's an example of gov efficiency.   Isn't gov efficiency one of the things these people are demanding?

BTW, I have a friend whose late father was one of those "taxes are unconstitutional"  types.  When we were kids, my friend's father attempted to have himself ordained a minister  and have his house declared a place of worship......I can't remember the name, of this "organization".....Church of the Blessed Exception?   Of course the IRS denied the entire thing.   I'm sure it was Obama's fault, even in high school he was calling the shots.
 
2013-05-19 03:47:40 PM  
Using the IRS as your own personal Brute squad is one of the things Richard Nixon was facing impeachment over when he resigned... but I guess its not Fascism when Obama does it right?
 
2013-05-19 03:48:41 PM  

tfresh: LasersHurt: tfresh: Does this whole, 'understaffed' talking point mean we're going to have to hear about how we need to expand the IRS to keep this from happening again?

// shocking.. SHOCKING

What makes you think it's a "talking point"? Can't it be just a simple statement of fact? Is it outlandish to imagine the office is understaffed?

If it wasn't a talking point, you wouldn't hear that same word over and over on every news channel you can find from the talking heads. And this is the federal government we're talking about. 2.7 million civilian workers doing the work that could be done by probably 1/20 of that.

Okay let's assume its just a fact. 'Understaffed' means allowing for gross prejudice? So how do we fix this?

WorldCitizen: I'm wondering how many people who are OUTRAGED by this have ever worked in the office of an extremely large organization.

I do and I am. Doesn't matter what group it is, political, financial, etc.. if you think 'da gubmit' is more efficient and does procedure better just remember its run by people.


I should clarify a bit. I expect people to be competent. If any group was singled out that is not appropriate behavior of the US government or its employees. What I mean is more the people outraged that not everyone in the entire US government from directors to Secretaries to the President knew what a couple of lower level employees in a branch office were doing.
 
2013-05-19 03:53:30 PM  

Oldiron_79: Using the IRS as your own personal Brute squad is one of the things Richard Nixon was facing impeachment over when he resigned... but I guess its not Fascism when Obama does it right?


Yeah, how dare the IRS look for tax evaders amongst anti-tax activists.

Don't be jelly that the IRS looked in the most likely place to find tax evaders and found them.
 
2013-05-19 03:54:02 PM  

LasersHurt: tfresh: If it wasn't a talking point, you wouldn't hear that same word over and over on every news channel you can find from the talking heads. And this is the federal government we're talking about. 2.7 million civilian workers doing the work that could be done by probably 1/20 of that.

Okay let's assume its just a fact. 'Understaffed' means allowing for gross prejudice? So how do we fix this?

1.) Confirmation Bias is doing you no favors

2.) You're begging the question in your last sentence. What it if wasn't "gross prejudice," so much as a shiatty shortcut? It's pretty obviously a bad job, regardless, because the name isn't a valid criteria for selection. What the IRS had was a big influx of questionable applications, and someone made a bad call about how to select them for review.

We "fix this" by figuring out how to streamline the system so the IRS is capable of properly handling the applications, and make sure that valid criteria are used for selection review. It's nothing magical.


Oh I agree. It won't happen, but I agree it should.

WorldCitizen: tfresh: LasersHurt: tfresh: Does this whole, 'understaffed' talking point mean we're going to have to hear about how we need to expand the IRS to keep this from happening again?

// shocking.. SHOCKING

What makes you think it's a "talking point"? Can't it be just a simple statement of fact? Is it outlandish to imagine the office is understaffed?

If it wasn't a talking point, you wouldn't hear that same word over and over on every news channel you can find from the talking heads. And this is the federal government we're talking about. 2.7 million civilian workers doing the work that could be done by probably 1/20 of that.

Okay let's assume its just a fact. 'Understaffed' means allowing for gross prejudice? So how do we fix this?

WorldCitizen: I'm wondering how many people who are OUTRAGED by this have ever worked in the office of an extremely large organization.

I do and I am. Doesn't matter what group it is, political, financial, etc.. if you think 'da gubmit' is more efficient and does procedure better just remember its run by people.

I should clarify a bit. I expect people to be competent. If any group was singled out that is not appropriate behavior of the US government or its employees. What I mean is more the people outraged that not everyone in the entire US government from directors to Secretaries to the President knew what a couple of lower level employees in a branch office were doing.


I quit expecting that a LONG time ago. I've worked for the government writing software and doing contract work for years. I'm going to write all about it one day in my book, 'People Suck'.
 
2013-05-19 03:57:58 PM  
Republicans Informed of IRS Investigation Last Year

Much has been made of the fact that senior Treasury Department officials were told about the investigation into the treatment of tea party groups in June 2012 - months before last year's the Presidential election. Republicans who requested the investigation were also told about it at approximately the same time.


http://news.yahoo.com/republicans-info rmed-irs-investigation-last-1256 15676--abc-news-politics.html

This just get better...
 
2013-05-19 03:59:11 PM  
Article headline:

"Employees given heavy workload, little direction"
I know someone who worked on the most recent Census.  Wanna know what it was like?  See directly above.

My friend ran into more than a little Tea-Party herp 'n derp while trying to hunt down non-respondents.   People who "knew"  the Census was a ruse used by Obama to set up UN detention camps.  My friend told me he stood there thinking to himself, "UN detention camps?  The people running this show probably couldn't set up a preschool summer camp."
 
2013-05-19 03:59:43 PM  

fireclown: Ah. That makes everything ok. No links to anyone, nobody to blame over the rank of PFC. Great.


Meh, it's politics as usual:  if "the goverment" screws up, and your party is in the Whitehouse then it was only an isolated-incident-and-its-over-why-are-we-still-talking-about-it.  If the other party is in the Whitehouse then he personally oversaw the entire operation and it was all part of his evil plan to fark the world over.
 
2013-05-19 04:04:30 PM  

Oldiron_79: Using the IRS as your own personal Brute squad is one of the things Richard Nixon was facing impeachment over when he resigned... but I guess its not Fascism when Obama does it right?


=============

True, and the IRS ignored Nixon's demands to audit the people on his enemies list.  Even then the IRS was being controlled by Obama.
 
2013-05-19 04:06:21 PM  

Fissile: Article headline:

"Employees given heavy workload, little direction"
I know someone who worked on the most recent Census.  Wanna know what it was like?  See directly above.

My friend ran into more than a little Tea-Party herp 'n derp while trying to hunt down non-respondents.   People who "knew"  the Census was a ruse used by Obama to set up UN detention camps.  My friend told me he stood there thinking to himself, "UN detention camps?  The people running this show probably couldn't set up a preschool summer camp."


Yeah, like how Obama is at the same time, the most diabolical, powerful, force of evil and persecution in the universe, with power of time and teleportation at his disposal, and also somehow, the most useless, ineffectual, powerless individual to ever hold office.
 
2013-05-19 04:10:48 PM  

neongoats: Yeah, like how Obama is at the same time, the most diabolical, powerful, force of evil and persecution in the universe, with power of time and teleportation at his disposal, and also somehow, the most useless, ineffectual, powerless individual to ever hold office.


What a flip-flopper.
 
2013-05-19 04:11:33 PM  
Fissile:

You have a group of swivel-eyed loons, who vow never to pay any taxes, looking for a tax exception.  Sounds like exactly the kind people you should be screening.  If anything, it's an example of gov efficiency.   Isn't gov efficiency one of the things these people are demanding?

BTW, I have a friend whose late father was one of those "taxes are unconstitutional"  types.  When we were kids, my friend's father attempted to have himself ordained a minister  and have his house declared a place of worship......I can't remember the name, of this "organization".....Church of the Blessed Exception?   Of course the IRS denied the entire thing.   I'm sure it was Obama's fault, even in high school he was calling the shots.


Someone just got added to a favourites list.
 
2013-05-19 04:24:09 PM  

gaslight: Fissile:

You have a group of swivel-eyed loons, who vow never to pay any taxes, looking for a tax exception.  Sounds like exactly the kind people you should be screening.  If anything, it's an example of gov efficiency.   Isn't gov efficiency one of the things these people are demanding?

BTW, I have a friend whose late father was one of those "taxes are unconstitutional"  types.  When we were kids, my friend's father attempted to have himself ordained a minister  and have his house declared a place of worship......I can't remember the name, of this "organization".....Church of the Blessed Exception?   Of course the IRS denied the entire thing.   I'm sure it was Obama's fault, even in high school he was calling the shots.

Someone just got added to a favourites list.


======

Thank you.  I also got a free Newegg beanie this week.....my life is on a roll.
 
2013-05-19 04:30:27 PM  

neongoats: Oldiron_79: Using the IRS as your own personal Brute squad is one of the things Richard Nixon was facing impeachment over when he resigned... but I guess its not Fascism when Obama does it right?

Yeah, how dare the IRS look for tax evaders amongst anti-tax activists.

Don't be jelly that the IRS looked in the most likely place to find tax evaders and found them.


Exactly.

I said the same thing when people biatched about the FBI and NYPD infiltrating and monitoring Muslim advocacy groups in this country, or when the TSA targets specific nationalities or ethnicities.

If we think you're part of a suspicious group, we reserve the right to treat you with extra suspicion. Don't like it? Too bad. Shut up or face the consequences. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences.
 
2013-05-19 04:31:33 PM  
Oh - the Humanity!

/thread needs more Les Nessman

//or Bailey
 
2013-05-19 04:34:32 PM  
"IRS office in Cincinnati was "understaffed backwater."

Sort of surprised given the general lack of a prosperous private sector in Southwest Ohio.

At this point, you'd think that the IRS would have trouble with applicant volume, courtesy of three major employers to their north closing down(GM/DHL) or whisked away by some Southern "economic development" agency(NCR).
 
2013-05-19 05:29:39 PM  
As long as Cinci keeps supplying me with Graeter's ice cream I'm fine with the city existing...
 
2013-05-19 05:55:20 PM  

Fissile: Article headline:

"Employees given heavy workload, little direction"
I know someone who worked on the most recent Census.  Wanna know what it was like?  See directly above.

My friend ran into more than a little Tea-Party herp 'n derp while trying to hunt down non-respondents.   People who "knew"  the Census was a ruse used by Obama to set up UN detention camps.  My friend told me he stood there thinking to himself, "UN detention camps?  The people running this show probably couldn't set up a preschool summer camp."


That anecdote sums up America pretty well IMHO. The government is massive and at least somewhat incompetent and the citizenry is crazily paranoid. The part that would be funny if I didn't live here is that this is one of the youngest nations on the planet. The American government today is exactly what the generations back to and including the Founding Fathers made it.
 
2013-05-19 07:00:43 PM  

Weidermeijer: I'm sorry, I know I am in the minority, but if your group tries to get exempt status and your group is all about no taxes... AND you are the tax people... YEAH... you should expect to be scrutinized.

If you are attending the NAMBLA conference, expect to be scrutinized for being a pedophile.

This isn't a stretch.

That being said, there should be VERY, VERY few tax exempt groups.

Tax churches, legalize and tax weed and prostitution and we will make huge advancements in the infrastructure of this county.


This, this, this.  Republicans manage to show me a smoking gun, ie "get all these Tea Partiers!!!"...heck, show me a single group that got DENIED their exemption, and I'll sit up and take notice.

Until then...yawn.  I remember the Republicans using the FCC to actually TAKE radio stations from libs and give them to bible thumper stations, so, screw them...this isn't even in the same league.
 
2013-05-19 07:15:54 PM  
Ok.  I'll accept that excuse.  Now explain what happened in the other offices that were involved in this problem, which includes ashington, DC.  I doubt the "understaffed" excuse will work for that one.
 
2013-05-19 07:21:37 PM  

neongoats: Yeah, how dare those IRS guys notice all these anti-tax political organizations trying to cheat their taxes.


Yet there was not a single case of "tax cheaters".  Advocating the government reduce spending and taxes is hardly the same as advocating cheating on your taxes.
 
2013-05-19 07:50:04 PM  

SquiggsIN: tfresh: I quit expecting that a LONG time ago. I've worked for the government writing software and doing contract work for years. I'm going to write all about it one day in my book, 'People Suck'.

When i was contracting with the state I recall numerous occasions when doing things the right way meant doing twice as much work just to ensure the bureaucrats could justify their taxpayer-funded salaries.  Nothing was efficient and they tried to keep it that way to ensure job security.  It's a giant joke.  It's one thing to be thorough but this wasn't about that, it was completely about obfuscating how worthless most of the state employees were.


Yeah pretty much. When I was working for the Corps of Engineers their overhead was something around 30-35%. They were building office buildings with no people in them to insure their budget was spent and wouldn't go down the next year. The busiest time of the year was the last month before the end of their fiscal year!!

'Hey its us.. can you bill us for 500 hours of work before wednesday?'
 
2013-05-19 08:17:38 PM  
http://www.irs.gov/uac/Where-to-File-Your-Taxes--(for-Form-941)

Every Form 941 (Employer Withholding Taxes) from 25 states, the entire east coast, is processed there. That is not a small, "backwater" facility.
 
2013-05-19 11:31:21 PM  

Ohiofarker: Fta -
But the Exempt Organizations Division - concentrated in Cincinnati with fewer than 200 workers, according to IRS officials - is staffed mostly with accountants, clerks, and civil servants. They review about 70,000 applications for exemptions each year.


Rounding a little - that's about 2/day per person.

I honestly don't know what an application looks like, but I'm guessing that 2 reviews a day is not overly burdensome.


Cincinnati is actually a regional Hub for the IRS. But you have to look half a mile south in Covington Ky, to find it. The IRS has two huge facilities there with hundreds of staffers.

Per the article, if there was only one person working "tea party" applications and they were held up for nearly 3 years, that is a bureaucratic dead letter office. The person assigned to that post was a fuse, meant to be burned with the activity was exposed.

It is more relevant to look to the department head, who was given three bonus's that were so large they required presidential approval. That is a reward for burying those tea party applications far from the light of day for as long as she did.
 
2013-05-19 11:54:44 PM  
You think Cincinnati is bad?

You work for the Internal Revenue Service!  You deserve every bad thing that can happen in this life.
 
2013-05-20 03:07:28 AM  

Ohiofarker: is staffed mostly with accountants, clerks, and civil servants.


What the fark else would an IRS office be staffed with?
 
2013-05-20 03:26:34 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: You think Cincinnati is bad?

You work for the Internal Revenue Service!  You deserve every bad thing that can happen in this life.


I got audited once.  I think the guy was especially hard on me because I asked him if his mother knew what he did for a living.
 
2013-05-20 06:27:42 AM  

Yogimus: Ohiofarker: is staffed mostly with accountants, clerks, and civil servants.

What the fark else would an IRS office be staffed with?


Dholes, byakhee, lesser cacodemons, and hagfish.
 
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