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(Canada Free Press)   House Republicans about to target Lois Lerner for contempt charges. Lerner: no comment   (canadafreepress.com) divider line 97
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2014-04-07 11:56:06 AM  
Laser like focus on jobs.
 
2014-04-07 11:58:13 AM  
"Darrell Issa clearly thinks so"


Issa's knowledge of law comes from breaking the law when he was a car thief.
 
2014-04-07 12:06:46 PM  
She shouldn't have taken the Fifth, you know, because there's nothing to this.
 
2014-04-07 12:08:18 PM  
www.witchcraftandwitches.com
 
2014-04-07 12:08:21 PM  
Seems like she took the fifth since she knew this would be a witch hunt. I'd do the same if i was her.  Why would anyone volunteer to be the fall gal.
 
2014-04-07 12:09:55 PM  

Blues_X: "Darrell Issa clearly thinks so"


Issa's knowledge of law comes from breaking the law when he was a car thief.


So the arson for insurance was continuing education, then.
 
2014-04-07 12:10:46 PM  
Eh, won't go anywhere... Issa got all hasty with adjourning the meeting and forgot to meet the legal prerequisites.
 
2014-04-07 12:11:34 PM  
Why is this being covered in the Canadian press?  Has the American congress turned into the new "young and the restless" for other countries?
 
2014-04-07 12:12:18 PM  
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2014-04-07 12:13:13 PM  
FTA:We'll start with Obama himself, who arrogantly declared that the IRS scandal involves "not even a smidgen of corruption" even as the person in the middle of it was taking the Fifth so as not to incriminate herself.

FFS, stop treating TV cop shows like they're documentaries and get your heads out of your collective asses.  Exercising one's Constitutional rights is not a f*cking sign of guilt.

If you're facing a Congressional hearing formed specifically and explicitly to determine how guilty you were of something, the only intelligent thing is to plead the Fifth because it's painfully obvious that the people holding the hearing have zero interest in facts, reality, or objectivity.
 
2014-04-07 12:15:00 PM  
Ugh. If you don't want to say anything so as to avoid incriminating yourself, then invoke the fifth right off the bat. Now we have to wade through this nonsense to get the same result (or if the house has its way, a wildly different result)
 
2014-04-07 12:15:01 PM  
The Canadian Free Press has quite a bit to say about the flaws in America's bill of rights.
 
2014-04-07 12:16:08 PM  
Just a few other gems from this crackpot site:

The Great O-blah-ma Escape!
Why Liberalism is Pseudo-Religious Intellectual Poison
You Can't Spell "Progressive" without an "S.S."
Obama Insults Homeless Veterans with Judgeship Nomination
This CEO Made a Political Donation, Then Lost His Job Because Liberals Didn't Like It


Seriously, stop linking to these shiatty conspiracy bogs. If I wanted to read what the Hoverround brigade thinks, I'll go to Free Republic.
 
2014-04-07 12:16:32 PM  

techgeek07: Why is this being covered in the Canadian press?  Has the American congress turned into the new "young and the restless" for other countries?


Canada Free Press is basically Free Republic with poutine.
 
2014-04-07 12:16:37 PM  
This is interesting. If we start jailing people for being in contempt of Congress, wouldn't it be easier to build a house for the six people who don't hold them in contempt and call the rest of the country jail?
 
2014-04-07 12:22:59 PM  
Is there any possible way for her to troll with this? Have her confess this was all one big false flag that was orchestrated by Issa so he can have his hearings and Ted Cruz so he can wave the persecution flag, and she was just following their orders? What if she pulled the religious liberty card and said sending questionnaires were a part of her christian beliefs? What if every answer she gave was, "Are you attacking me because I'm a woman? It's true, the GOP really does have a war on women!"
 
2014-04-07 12:28:40 PM  
Rumor has it Lois invaded Banghazi
 
2014-04-07 12:29:53 PM  
Issa declared that Lerner was guilty of persecuting conservatives, then decided to hold hearings to define how guilty she was.

Sample question from the Chairman : "Miss Lerner, you're a liberal whore, your mother is a liberal whore; when you were blowing the President as he was ordering you to persecute conservatives, well, did you spit or swallow?"

"Remember, you're under oath, Miss Lerner, and failure to answer these reasonable questions will indeed, lead this committee to conclude that, yes, you did swallow."
 
2014-04-07 12:30:10 PM  
I don't get it.  If she didn't do anything wrong, like she said, and if there is no scandal, like the President said, then why doesn't she just testify? I mean, if she didn't do anything wrong, then there's no reason to take the 5th.  If nobody did anything wrong, then there's also no reason to take the 5th.  Unless of course there is something to hide.
 
2014-04-07 12:30:52 PM  

Cletus C.: She shouldn't have taken the Fifth, you know, because there's nothing to this.


I know you're trolling, which is fine.  But this opens the door to posting a video someone else (I forget by now) linked to me on Fark.com.  I didn't get it - why don't innocent people just talk?  Here's why:

Don't Talk to the Cops. -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc

It's a public defender for the first half arguing "don't talk" and a cop in the second half arguing the other point of view.  It's titled Don't Talk to the Cops but early in the video he talks about one of his students who refused to testify to the Senate.  The tldw version can be summarized when the lawyer asks the cop essentially "have you ever in the history of your police career or anyone you know, ever heard a single thing from a person that ever made you less likely to investigate them?"  "No."  Talking never helps you.
 
2014-04-07 12:32:40 PM  

bobothemagnificent: I don't get it.  If she didn't do anything wrong, like she said, and if there is no scandal, like the President said, then why doesn't she just testify? I mean, if she didn't do anything wrong, then there's no reason to take the 5th.  If nobody did anything wrong, then there's also no reason to take the 5th.  Unless of course there is something to hide.


Here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc
 
2014-04-07 12:33:29 PM  
That article took a weird turn.
 
2014-04-07 12:34:27 PM  

Cletus C.: She shouldn't have taken the Fifth, you know, because there's nothing to this.


The only winning move was not to play.
 
2014-04-07 12:34:51 PM  

bobothemagnificent: I don't get it.  If she didn't do anything wrong, like she said, and if there is no scandal, like the President said, then why doesn't she just testify? I mean, if she didn't do anything wrong, then there's no reason to take the 5th.  If nobody did anything wrong, then there's also no reason to take the 5th.  Unless of course there is something to hide.


Yeah, you don't get it.
 
2014-04-07 12:35:23 PM  

Teufelaffe: FTA:We'll start with Obama himself, who arrogantly declared that the IRS scandal involves "not even a smidgen of corruption" even as the person in the middle of it was taking the Fifth so as not to incriminate herself.

FFS, stop treating TV cop shows like they're documentaries and get your heads out of your collective asses.  Exercising one's Constitutional rights is not a f*cking sign of guilt.

If you're facing a Congressional hearing formed specifically and explicitly to determine how guilty you were of something, the only intelligent thing is to plead the Fifth because it's painfully obvious that the people holding the hearing have zero interest in facts, reality, or objectivity.


Yeah, I stopped reading right after "We'll start with Obama..."

Did not know canada free press, now they get the no-clickey.
 
2014-04-07 12:36:58 PM  
Second amendment: Came down from the mountain with Moses on a secret tablet.

Fifth amendment: What are you trying to hide you Pinko scumbag?
 
2014-04-07 12:37:46 PM  
Fifth amendment? What is that?

Now if she had invoked her *second* amendment rights? republicans would have kissed her feet.
 
2014-04-07 12:39:32 PM  

James!: The Canadian Free Press has quite a bit to say about the flaws in America's bill of rights.


Canadian Free Press is not an actual news source from Canada or otherwise.
 
2014-04-07 12:40:47 PM  

bobothemagnificent: I mean, if she didn't do anything wrong, then there's no reason to take the 5th. If nobody did anything wrong, then there's also no reason to take the 5th.


If the 5th amendment is only useful to people who are guilty of crimes, then what, in your opinion, is its purpose?
 
2014-04-07 12:43:43 PM  

MFAWG: Cletus C.: She shouldn't have taken the Fifth, you know, because there's nothing to this.

The only winning move was not to play.


If they bring contempt charges she's still playing. So that's a win?
 
2014-04-07 12:45:29 PM  

lennavan: Cletus C.: She shouldn't have taken the Fifth, you know, because there's nothing to this.

I know you're trolling, which is fine.  But this opens the door to posting a video someone else (I forget by now) linked to me on Fark.com.  I didn't get it - why don't innocent people just talk?  Here's why:

Don't Talk to the Cops. -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wXkI4t7nuc

It's a public defender for the first half arguing "don't talk" and a cop in the second half arguing the other point of view.  It's titled Don't Talk to the Cops but early in the video he talks about one of his students who refused to testify to the Senate.  The tldw version can be summarized when the lawyer asks the cop essentially "have you ever in the history of your police career or anyone you know, ever heard a single thing from a person that ever made you less likely to investigate them?"  "No."  Talking never helps you.


I've watched that video multiple times.  It's a great (albeit long) watch and well worth the time.
 
2014-04-07 12:50:31 PM  

thurstonxhowell: bobothemagnificent: I mean, if she didn't do anything wrong, then there's no reason to take the 5th. If nobody did anything wrong, then there's also no reason to take the 5th.

If the 5th amendment is only useful to people who are guilty of crimes, then what, in your opinion, is its purpose?


Trolling Farkers?
 
2014-04-07 12:56:35 PM  

techgeek07: Why is this being covered in the Canadian press?  Has the American congress turned into the new "young and the restless" for other countries?


Having known a few going to college up near the border and spoken to them about this, Canadians generally follow US politics more than their own. Granted, that may be biased by my sample of a poli-sci and law crowd, but our politics are a lot more consequential and much more entertaining. Generally. Canada has given us the gift that is Rob Ford, so kudos to them for that.
 
2014-04-07 12:58:02 PM  
Isn't the issue that she read a prepared statement, then invoked the fifth.  The GOP contends that the giving the statement was her waving her fifth amendment right - that she cannot pick and choose.  Not sure of the legal basis for this, but to some degree it makes sense.
 
2014-04-07 01:03:23 PM  
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this is nothing more than theater.  Going through the motions to make the base think you are doing something.  If the whole house does vote to hold her in contempt it gets referred to the DOJ and they have to follow the law not the polls back home.
 
2014-04-07 01:03:50 PM  
FWIW, it looks like that story was linked from CainTV, which is run by Herman Cain (yes, that Herman Cain).

Back in the 90s, he debated Bill Clinton about the 'Hillarycare' health plan as the CEO of Godfather's Pizza.  Shortly thereafter, the IRS started an audit of Godfathers, which ended up scuttling a proposed sale of the company (nobody wants to buy a company under audit).  After 2 years, the audit ended with no issues found.

Needless to say, Herman's not a big fan of the IRS.
 
2014-04-07 01:05:09 PM  
To take the Fifth, you have to take the Fifth from the beginning. You can't pick and choose. This is old law. Maybe she can skirt that by saying she hadn't been asked anything yet.
 
2014-04-07 01:06:24 PM  

bobothemagnificent: I don't get it.  If she didn't do anything wrong, like she said, and if there is no scandal, like the President said, then why doesn't she just testify? I mean, if she didn't do anything wrong, then there's no reason to take the 5th.  If nobody did anything wrong, then there's also no reason to take the 5th.  Unless of course there is something to hide.


Because she would say nothing happened.  Then Issa would start handing out cherry-picked emails showing that something happened, and she'd be looking at perjury charges before someone got around to actually reading the emails in full.

Scooter Libby wasn't convicted of outing Valerie Plame as working for the CIA.  He was convicted of lying about it.
You're basically asking "Why doesn't Lois Lerner just trust that Darrell Issa is just looking for the truth and not being an attention whore?"
 
2014-04-07 01:09:33 PM  
Canada Free Press?

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2014-04-07 01:10:05 PM  
Lois Lerner is one of the more loathsome of all of the lifetime Democrat bureaucrats, in that she politicized the IRS, an agency that should have never been politicized.

Now, on the count of three, you good partisan folk go ahead and start trying to "win the debate" after you've already lost the facts.
 
2014-04-07 01:13:08 PM  
So he wants her to go to jail for exercising her Constitutional rights but the NSA guy who out and out lied under oath to Congress gets a free pass?  Why is this so?
 
2014-04-07 01:14:02 PM  
I don't know many people who AREN'T harboring vast contempt for Congress.
 
2014-04-07 01:20:09 PM  

Munchausen's Proxy: Isn't the issue that she read a prepared statement, then invoked the fifth.  The GOP contends that the giving the statement was her waving her fifth amendment right - that she cannot pick and choose.  Not sure of the legal basis for this, but to some degree it makes sense.


I only have a GED in law but I seem to recall Ollie North answering some questions then taking the Fife on others.  If my recollection is correct then simply making statement does not nullify ones constitutional rights.
 
2014-04-07 01:23:31 PM  

PreMortem: Teufelaffe: FTA:We'll start with Obama himself, who arrogantly declared that the IRS scandal involves "not even a smidgen of corruption" even as the person in the middle of it was taking the Fifth so as not to incriminate herself.

FFS, stop treating TV cop shows like they're documentaries and get your heads out of your collective asses.  Exercising one's Constitutional rights is not a f*cking sign of guilt.

If you're facing a Congressional hearing formed specifically and explicitly to determine how guilty you were of something, the only intelligent thing is to plead the Fifth because it's painfully obvious that the people holding the hearing have zero interest in facts, reality, or objectivity.

Yeah, I stopped reading right after "We'll start with Obama..."

Did not know canada free press, now they get the no-clickey.


Its from caintv.com
 
2014-04-07 01:24:21 PM  

Cletus C.: MFAWG: Cletus C.: She shouldn't have taken the Fifth, you know, because there's nothing to this.

The only winning move was not to play.

If they bring contempt charges she's still playing. So that's a win?


Wait, contempt charges for exercising one of our God given rights? That would be awesome.

At least she answered the subpoena, which is more than can be said for members of the previous administration.
 
2014-04-07 01:26:04 PM  

bobothemagnificent: I don't get it.  If she didn't do anything wrong, like she said, and if there is no scandal, like the President said, then why doesn't she just testify? I mean, if she didn't do anything wrong, then there's no reason to take the 5th.  If nobody did anything wrong, then there's also no reason to take the 5th.  Unless of course there is something to hide.


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2014-04-07 01:26:28 PM  

lantawa: Lois Lerner is one of the more loathsome of all of the lifetime Democrat bureaucrats, in that she politicized the IRS, an agency that should have never been politicized.

Now, on the count of three, you good partisan folk go ahead and start trying to "win the debate" after you've already lost the facts.



You ever hear that quote that goes something like "You're entitled to your own opinion, but you're not entitled to your own facts"?
 
2014-04-07 01:27:59 PM  

MFAWG: Cletus C.: MFAWG: Cletus C.: She shouldn't have taken the Fifth, you know, because there's nothing to this.

The only winning move was not to play.

If they bring contempt charges she's still playing. So that's a win?

Wait, contempt charges for exercising one of our God given rights? That would be awesome.

At least she answered the subpoena, which is more than can be said for members of the previous administration.


So, Bush is at the root of all this? Interesting.
 
2014-04-07 01:34:41 PM  

lantawa: Lois Lerner is one of the more loathsome of all of the lifetime Democrat bureaucrats, in that she politicized the IRS, an agency that should have never been politicized.

Now, on the count of three, you good partisan folk go ahead and start trying to "win the debate" after you've already lost the facts.


The facts:
Right wing political groups and some left wing political groups were targeted for greater scrutiny because they applied for a tax exempt status requiring them to be political

The only scandal here is they ended up getting approved anyways.  The facts are in dispute, how big of a deal it is that is debatable.
 
2014-04-07 01:35:57 PM  

enry: PreMortem: Teufelaffe: FTA:We'll start with Obama himself, who arrogantly declared that the IRS scandal involves "not even a smidgen of corruption" even as the person in the middle of it was taking the Fifth so as not to incriminate herself.

FFS, stop treating TV cop shows like they're documentaries and get your heads out of your collective asses.  Exercising one's Constitutional rights is not a f*cking sign of guilt.

If you're facing a Congressional hearing formed specifically and explicitly to determine how guilty you were of something, the only intelligent thing is to plead the Fifth because it's painfully obvious that the people holding the hearing have zero interest in facts, reality, or objectivity.

Yeah, I stopped reading right after "We'll start with Obama..."

Did not know canada free press, now they get the no-clickey.

Its from caintv.com


Then one of us is being redirected. My URL says canadafreepress as does the Fark source info. But in good faith I'll no clickey that too.
 
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