More Recognition that Dodd-Frank Harms Main Street

June 24, 2013

In two high-profile forums last week, Dodd-Frank, the financial “reform” law sold as targeting Wall Street, was shown to have a devastating effect on Main Street businesses — from community banks to farmers and manufacturers.

First came a June 11 hearing before Judge Ellen Huvelle of the federal district court of the District of Columbia. Attorneys for the State National Bank of Big Spring Texas argued that the small bank should have standing in a constitutional lawsuit against Dodd-Frank in which the Competitive Enterprise Institute is a co-plaintiff, because of the damages it has suffered due to the law’s costly rules and designation of large banks as “systemically important.”

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  1. Ragspierre says:

    As I said at the time…

    It WILL have terrible effects on capital formation, while doing essentially nothing it pretends to do.

  2. Ragspierre says:

    As one would expect, when the Russian plays chess,

    and Pres. Snoop-Dog plays Chutes And Ladders.

    • Joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) says:

      Is he smart enough for Chutes And Ladders?

      • Ragspierre says:

        He’s pretty smart.

        Like other Collectivists, he is a VOLUNTARY idiot.

        • Joethefatman™ (@joethefatman1) says:

          Idiot yes, but I still don’t know about the “voluntary” part. Let me check his college transcip…ooh.. right. Never mind.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Yeah, you have a point there.

            Still, I don’t think a lack of intelligence is what he’s hiding.

            Whatever it is must be pretty bad, though…

  3. Ragspierre says:

    It’s about time you updated this blog, Dan. How much longer can I keep carrying you?

    • Ragspierre says:

      Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, you really are a sorry POS, in addition to being a lying coward who can’t post as himself.

    • Ragspierre says:

      4 people dead. Big deal. Laura Bush could kill that many on a Sunday drive.


      • Ragspierre says:

        Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, EXCELLENT representation of the bunk-sucker wing of the moonbattery…!!!

        It actually nicely mirrors Obama’s “bumps in the road” sensitivity toward the people he and Old Walleyes Clinton killed.


        • Ragspierre says:

          That bug-eyed Barbra Bush always gets my ropers to stand at attention. Mmmmmm. I bet Laura is a freak too. The crazies always are!


          • Ragspierre says:

            And who to know better about freaks and crazies than our resident psychotic suck-puppet.


  4. Ragspierre says:

    There you go, Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet. You can read up on the IRS scandalssssssssss.

    It is a short piece, so it will keep you busy the rest of today.

    And into tomorrow.

    • Ragspierre says:

      You think you’re funny, Suck-puppet? Mom is known around these parts as one UGLY woman. Even the buzzards are scared of her.
      Flucking turd.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, again, we all commiserate with you over your diseased parents.

        It might go far to explain your psychosis, but cannot excuse your lying and cowardice.

        That is on you. Like stink on shit.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Watch it suck puppet. My father was NOT diseased. His deformity led him to a life in the circus where he met mom.

          Collectivist troll.

  5. Ragspierre says:

    “We know the costs of these events can be measured in lost lives, and lost livelihoods.”
    —Pres. Snoop-Dog

    Now, was he speaking of…

    1. the effects of ObamaCare

    2. the aftermath of Benghazi

    3. Gorebal warming/cooling/disruption/chaos/thingy?

  6. Observer says:

    Wow, this thread too.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Got anything to contribute?

      • Observer says:

        You mean like calling the president of the United States, “Snoop Dog”? As far as I can tell, that’s really the extent of your contribution. Other than your desperate need to seek the approval of anonymous trolls who are obviously have a good laugh making fun of you.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Yep. Another idiot.

          • Observer says:

            What a compelling retort. I stand corrected. “Gorebal warming” is pretty clever too. Are you the one who pretends to be a lawyer, but when challenged can never support your arguments factually? My friend on another blog told me to check you out.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Listen up, Collectivist puke. I am a highly accomplished JD/MBA/Excavator. I do what I want where I want. You Collectivists tell me that I need to wash my hands after taking a dump- good Luck with that! They say that mom should wear underwear – do t hold your breath.

          That’s FREEDOM, you gutless punk.


          • Observer says:

            Haha, yep. You’re the one I’ve heard about. The pretend lawyer.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Since my admission earlier this month that I am gay, I was going to try to tone down the angry, hostile, malicious tone of my comments, but I just cannot. Despite the pleading of my mom. She is so proud of my JD, (Juvenile Declarations), my MBA, Masturbators Bocce Ball Associate’s), and my Excavators degrees that she stands by me even though she now knows what I Excavate. You really should probably wash your ass after. It is probably cleaner than your hands. Did mom ever wear underwear?

  7. Ragspierre says:

    See? She’s-Bilious is just another obvious Obamic liar.

    “Her partner” gets jack, and “her priest” is someone to ignore.

  8. Ragspierre says:

    “My friend on another blog told me to check you out.”

    OK. Now we know “Observer” is another suck-puppet.

    Wow. How sick can you be…???

  9. Ragspierre says:

    Well, and kill more jobs.

    Obama and hte Collective HATE modernity.

    Well, and people.

  10. Ragspierre says:

    Yes. Vote integrity laws are enormously popular, and will be enacted all across America.

  11. Ragspierre says:

    OK. Let’s use the same criteria for Pres. Snoop-Dog’s use of Air Force One.

    Or Moooochelle’s next vacay to wherever…!!!

    • Ragspierre says:

      My hatred of negroes comes from my childhood. Mom used to bring black men home and I was mocked at school because of it.

      Should have pushed the tramp into the LaBrea Tar Pits.

  12. Observer says:

    As a fellow Texan, I know that Ragspierre is out in the crowd with me, supporting a woman’s constitutional right to choose what happens to her body.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Oh, absolutely.

      She just has NO right…under the Constitution or anywhere else, to kill a human being she invited into being BY choosing to act irresponsibly.


      • Observer says:

        Can you please provide a citation to the case that says that a woman does not have the right to choose what she does with her own body when she “invite[s a human being] into being BY choosing to act irresponsibility”?

        • Ragspierre says:

          Sure. Maybe scores of them. From all during the period from the Founding to Roe. Stupid.

          Can you cite to the Constitution where it says a woman has a right to abort a child?

          Of course not.

          You are such a Collectivist tool.

          • Observer says:

            “Sure. Maybe scores of them. From all during the period from the Founding to Roe. Stupid.”

            Great! Just let me know when I can look forward to that.

            “Can you cite to the Constitution where it says a woman has a right to abort a child?”

            Can you cite to the constitution where it says a person has an individual right to own an AR-15?

          • Ragspierre says:

            The Second Amendment, moron.

            Seriously, are you THIS stupid…???

            (It was rhetorical… We all see the answer!)

          • Observer says:

            Can you point to the constitution where it says that an individual senator can unilaterally block executive appointments?

          • Ragspierre says:

            Nope. I know better. It is a Senate Rule.

        • Ragspierre says:

          I don’t have TIME for citations, simp. I am a JD/MBA! I want to talk about Pres Snoop Dog! Being an elderly racist makes me feel better about my lonely life.


  13. Ragspierre says:

    President Barack Obama’s job rating remains upside-down — no big change there. Yet for the first time in a Fox News poll, more than half of voters find Obama unlikeable.

    In addition, only about a third of voters say they trust the federal government, and most want Congress to continue to investigate Benghazi, the IRS, the government’s electronic surveillance program and the Justice Department’s monitoring of journalists.

    The new Fox News national poll of registered voters was released Tuesday.

    More voters disapprove than approve of Obama’s job performance on every issue save one: terrorism (on that the president receives positive marks — 52 percent approve, while 41 percent disapprove).

    In contrast, majorities disapprove of his handling of the deficit (63 percent disapprove), the economy (58 percent), gun control (57 percent), health care (55 percent) immigration (53 percent) and foreign policy (50 percent).

    Voters are also unhappy with the president’s handling of the National Security Agency’s surveillance (61 percent disapprove) and the treatment of conservative groups by the IRS (55 percent).

    Hmmm…that whole “scandals dying” meme ain’t flying, huh…!?!?

  14. Ragspierre says:

    One day after the president declared war on coal and committed his administration to making electricity – and, thus, just about everything else – more expensive, the 1st quarter GDP growth figures were revised down from a tepid 2.4 percent to an anemic 1.8 percent.

    Perhaps the president should check with the Flat Earth Society to see if it has some ideas about how to fix things.

    But Pres. Snoop-Dog is not remotely interested in how to fix things…in any conventional sense.

    He’s being “transformational”, just as he said. And “transforming” the U.S. economy into a fascist one is the goal.

  15. Ragspierre says:

    A talking points memo sent Monday night ahead of President Obama’s speech Tuesday on climate change tells Obama supporters to downplay economic arguments and words like “regulations.”

    The memo, obtained by National Journal, includes a “do’s and don’t’s” list of phrases to use (and not use) when advocating for action on climate change.

    “Do discuss modernizing and retooling power plants and innovation that will create green jobs…Don’t try to suggest net job increases,” reads one part of the memo.

    Because suggesting net jobs increases would be so silly, even Collectivists would have a hard time swallowing it.

    Well, except for Tex. He’ll swallow whatever they shoot.

    See, if “green energy” worked, nobody would need to mandate it. We’d all be demanding it.

    But it is all about the witch-doctor religion of the Collective…Gorebal Warmongering. The Collective HATES modernity and science. Or anything rational.

  16. Ragspierre says:

    “Democrats say they love diversity except when it comes to one-party rule. Gomez would have been the first Latino U.S. senator from Massachusetts but liberal media and Democrats ignored that and said Gomez wasn’t ‘one of us’ because he was wealthy. So they backed the old [really STUUUUOOOOOOooooopid] white guy while complaining about the Supreme Court gutting affirmative action.”

    Yep. The Massive-Two-Spits Senate delegation is as diverse as the NutRoots team.

  17. Observer says:

    “The Second Amendment, moron.”


    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

    I don’t see anything in there about an individual’s right to own an AR-15.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Well, no, of course not. Because you really ARE that stupid.

      And that ignorant of history. (The Kentucky Long Rifle was THE high-tech weapon of its day.)

      But, hey…EXCELLENT representative of your Collective.

      (Here’s a little tickler for ye’…Freedom of the press had nothing to do with “journalists”. You can scratch your head now, moron!)

      • Observer says:

        I see. So, because technology has changed, (1) the second amendment guarantees an individual (2) the right to own an AR-15. Is that what “well regulated militia” means?

        • Ragspierre says:

          Nobody said anything about “guarantees”, liar.

          But, yeah, pretty much. Just like “the press” applies to your word processor and printer.

          See “free speech” is enabled by freedom of the “press”…or the tools to effect free speech.

          Just like the civil right to defend yourself, your fellows, and your property is vacant without the means to effect that.


          • Observer says:

            You’re a funny little guy. Why are you misdirecting to the first amendment? It doesnt have the same language as the second amendment. So it’s your position that the language, “well regulated militia” = individual right to own an AR-15.

            And what is the point of a right if it is not guaranteed?

            Where is the civil right to defend yourself, your fellows, and your property enumerated in the constitution?

          • Ragspierre says:

            Again, you are too stupid, corrupt, and dishonest to continue this.

            But, as always, “Tex”, I thank you for being my foil.

            Great job!

  18. Ragspierre says:

    Chief Justice Roberts wrote a dissent, as did Justice Scalia. Scalia says the ruling springs from a “diseased root: an exalted notion of the role of this court in American democratic society.” That’s it exactly.

    Yes. Yes it is. The same diseased notion that gave us Roe. And Keyo. To name but two travesties.

    • Observer says:

      Hilarious. Given that the same activists were literally legislating from the bench yesterday when they struck down the VRA.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Well, you are certainly bringing the “MORON” today.

        The justices did EXACTLY what the Constitution…and all of Judaical precedent…MANDATES that they do.

        They review laws to assure the meet the Constitution.

        The VRA has long ago ceased to. I know you missed that.

        Along with so much else.

        • Observer says:

          “They review laws to assure the meet the Constitution. The VRA has long ago ceased to.”

          Which is funny, because it was renewed in 2006 with GWB’s signature. How, specifically, does the VRA offend the constitution? Which provision?

          It’s also funny that the Court didn’t say how the VRA offends the constitution. It merely said that congress’ methodology was wrong, i.e. it substituted its own judgment for that of congress. Otherwise known as legislating from the bench.

          • Ragspierre says:

            You are too stupid, and such a liar, for me to continue this.

            Look up the rationale that allowed the VRA, moron.

            Next, look up “third-rail politics” and “demagoguery”.

            You could pass a bill mandating that Muslim men have sex with pigs if you called it the “Civil Rights Act Of 2013”. (And some Muslim men would find the mandate distasteful.)

            The VRA was long ago perverted into something none of its authors envisioned, and was being cynically used for wholly political purposes.

            As I know you know, but are too corrupt to acknowledge.

            Nobody will lose their right to vote. As I also know you know, but are busily engaged in that “demagoguery” thing.

        • Observer says:

          Its also funny that when the court strikes down something that hurts your feelings, it is merely reviewing laws to assure they meet the constitution. But when it strikes down something that gives you a raging softie because it inflicts hardship on a group of people you don’t like, the Court is exceeding its role in society.

          You’re just a boring, old hypocrite.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Actually, I thought Bill Clinton’s DOMA was a pretty iffy law from the get-go, federalism-wise.

            But the Supremes didn’t have a right to stike it down. Again, as with killing your baby, I find nothing in the Constitution that allows a pressure-group to change a cultural norm just ‘cuz.

            Civil unions are a different matter, and I support them.

            WRT Prop. 8, I think the Court ruled correctly. Let Kuhlifornia burn. The autocrats there are being countenance by the voters, so let them eat that shit. The Supremes are not there to save them.

            And you are a lying POS.

  19. Ragspierre says:

    Meet Ryan Patrick Winkler. He’s a 37-year-old liberal Minnesota state legislator with a B.A. in history from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. He’s also a coward, a bigot, a liar and a textbook example of plantation progressivism.


    Holding a black man to a different intellectual standard based on his skin color. Accusing a non-white conservative of collectivist race traitorism. Employing one of the most infamous, overused epithets against minority conservatives in the Democratic lexicon. “Apologizing,” but disclaiming responsibility. Sorry … that he got caught.
    —Michelle Malkin

    Read the whole thing.

  20. Ragspierre says:

    My degenerate father would have been happy with today’s SC decision. He used to get drunk and say that the best sex he had was in prison.

  21. Observer says:

    “Look up the rationale that allowed the VRA, moron. Next, look up “third-rail politics” and “demagoguery”.


    The VRA was long ago perverted into something none of its authors envisioned, and was being cynically used for wholly political purposes.”

    Right. You want the Court to make political decisions in place of Congress. And its telling that neither you nor the Court actually told us what provision of the constitution the VRA offends.

    “Nobody will lose their right to vote. ”

    We’ll just have to take your word for it! There’s certainly no history of Teabillies like you trying to disenfranchise people unlikely to vote for your cult. Now you have the legal protection you need. I see why you are so happy about it.

    • Ragspierre says:

      “You want the Court to make political decisions in place of Congress.”

      EXCEPT, STUUUOOOOOoooooooooooopid, this is not a “political decision”. LOOK IT UP, moron.

      And, now “Observer” I know I can add you to the pantheon of psychotic suck-puppets, judging by your patterns and syntax.


      You are one sick, twisted, lying Collectivist.

      • Observer says:

        “third-rail politics”


        Do you tire of being so transparently ridiculous?

        • Ragspierre says:

          Ewww…biting repartee.

          You’ve been punked, punk.

          Again. Some more. And HARD.

          • Observer says:

            “punked” by what? Your blathering use of politically-charged terms to justify what the Court can and cannot legislate?

            it’s STILL very telling that you – a seasoned and learned trial attorney / MBA – cant tell us what provision of the constitution the VRA offended. ANd you won’t. Ever.

    • Ragspierre says:

      “There’s certainly no history of Teabillies like you trying to disenfranchise people unlikely to vote for your cult.”

      Yes. That is a true statement.

      Conversely, there IS a LOT of history of Deemocrats and Progressives disenfranchising people.

      See KKK, Democrat; see also Wilson, Woodrow.


      • Observer says:

        “Conversely, there IS a LOT of history of Deemocrats and Progressives disenfranchising people. See KKK, Democrat; see also Wilson, Woodrow.”

        Wow you have to go all the way back to Jim Crow for an example. Ironically, the VRA switched the likes of the KKK to your side. But you’re probably one of those geniuses who thinks that because someone has the word “democrat” next to their name in 1966, they are just like “democrats” of 2013. Simpletons usually think that way.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Well, of course, that is a lie (or pack of), and you are a liar.

          But we’ve established that before now.

        • Ragspierre says:

          OH, AND you are a historical moron, too.

          Not at all out of character for a Collectivist.

          Look up Bill Clinton’s political mentor.

          Gosh, you really are STUPID.

          • Observer says:

            And the person you’ve self-servingly labeled as Bill Clinton’s “political mentor” has exactly what to do with voter disenfranchisement?

          • Ragspierre says:

            You are just too stupid to continue this with.

  22. Observer says:

    “But the Supremes didn’t have a right to stike [DOMA] down. Again, as with killing your baby, I find nothing in the Constitution that allows a pressure-group to change a cultural norm just ‘cuz.
    Civil unions are a different matter, and I support them.”

    Yes. Your political determination defines what the Court “has a right to do”. “Pressure group”; “cultural norm”. You want the Court to legislate the meaning of these buzz terms. We get it.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Normal people understand normal terms.

      I understand your difficulty. Everyone who read your BS does, too.

      • Observer says:

        Yes, more commentary on what is “normal”. You want the Court to define hot-button, poltically-charged cultural terms in a manner that gives you a raging softie, despite what congress, i.e. “the people”, say. You’re not concerned about constitutionality in the slightest. You’re concerned about enforcing “norms” you find socially acceptable.

        How American.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Um…stupid…the Congress passed DOMA, and Bill “Serial Sexual Predator” Clinton signed it.

          And marriage is a rather important social norm, as our laws have always acknowledged.

          Haven’t they…??? And DON’T they…???

          • Observer says:

            “Um…stupid…the Congress passed DOMA, and Bill “Serial Sexual Predator” Clinton signed it.”

            But you said before that when laws no longer serve the purpose for which they were enacted, the Court should strike them down. What purpose does DOMA serve in light of all of the other state and federal laws that have changed in a way to be inconsistent therewith?

            “And marriage is a rather important social norm, as our laws have always acknowledged.”

            Sure, which is why same-sex couples should have the same rights as straight couples. Because the rights and obligations that come along with marriage are important. You just don’t want them to have the same rights because of supposed “norms” that aren’t. It’s just a way of not being forced to admit to your irrational bigotry.

          • Ragspierre says:

            But, stupid, “marriage” has a meaning.

            I know this is hard, and you’ll just resort to more lies and name-calling.

            But you can’t deny that “marriage” has always meant a sanctioned union between a man and woman, and that it has always been permissive (that is, you had to have permission from the church or civil authority).


  23. Ragspierre says:

    “Nobody will lose their right to vote. ”

    We’ll just have to take your word for it!

    Um…no. Section II of the VRA assures it.

    You really are psychotic, huh? I mean, in addition to being an ignorant, bung-sucker for the moonbattery.

    • Observer says:

      Right. And now that section 4 has been gutted, how is section 2 remotely enforceable? Oh, right, we have to rely on the Teatard congress to do its job and come up with a new formula.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Thanks, “Tex”. You have proven your psychosis again.

        The courts, and the DOJ, stupid.

        • Observer says:

          Without a formula, there’s no standard for the DOJ or the Courts to enforce, ya dumb shit.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Read the section, moron.

            It’s pretty short, so you should be back to us by tomorrow.

  24. Observer says:

    “You are just too stupid to continue this with.”

    Aww. You just never have the heft to back up your nonsense do you? I guess you’re never asked to in the bubble. You all just dumbly nod and blink.

    • Ragspierre says:

      No, dear. You’ve just exhausted your usefulness for today.

      I stand with Bill Clinton, Barrackah Obama, and Hill-larry Clinton in opposing homosexual “marriage”.

  25. Ragspierre says:

    What purpose does DOMA serve in light of all of the other state and federal laws that have changed in a way to be inconsistent therewith?


    Why did the Federal government go to war with Arizona over immigration-related laws…???

    Gawd, you are a moron.

  26. Ragspierre says:

    Speaking of abortion, mom said that she was going to get one while Dad was locked up but she spent the money on liquor instead. The world would have had one less JD/MBA if mom wasn’t such a drunk.


    • Ragspierre says:

      Observer/Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, you are a lying coward, and total sack of shit.

      And a moron.

  27. Ragspierre says:

    Please. You are just being an embarrassment to your fellow Collectivist bung-suckers.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Well, mostly just you.

      But, I can’t stop you.

      I’ll just let you punk yourself. More.

  28. Ragspierre says:

    “Modernity” and “post-modern attacks on society” are FAR from the same thing, moron.

    See also Chesterton’s Wall

  29. Ragspierre says:

    Yeah, but those were two very different men, with two very, VERY different sets of priorities and values.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Get bent suck puppet. Reagan’s main priority was taking naps. Senile fool.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Observer/Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, you are a lying coward, and total sack of shit.

        And a moron.

  30. Ragspierre says:

    Yeah, but that whole investigation is over.

    A Deemocrat hack told us so….

  31. Ragspierre says:

    Yep. He was a big supporter of Old Walleyes…right to the time when she killed him.

    And then lied about it…repeatedly.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Observer/Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, you are a lying coward, and total sack of shit.

      And a moron.

      People can find the proof for themselves.

  32. Ragspierre says:

    More lies from the Collective and their moonbattery.

    Not surprising. They’ve been caught using the IRS as a political tool.

    In ways and on a scale that is without precedent in history.

  33. Ragspierre says:

    Observer/Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, I don’t mean to strain your “brain” (HA!), but are you ready to report on Section II of the VRA?

    Or should I give you til tomorrow…???

  34. Ragspierre says:

    Well, it is hardly surprising that people oppose infanticide.

  35. Ridale says:

    I am currently working to help a customer comply with Dodd-Frank. The customer is a mid-teir petroleum service company. The regulation we are working on requires my customer to file a report identifying where the minerals they use (in paint) were mined. If those minerals were mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or any nation bordering it, they must file additional reports verifying that the proceeds from the sale of these minerals did not support armed groups in those areas.
    I have no idea how this prevents “too-big-to-fail” or increases the “transparency of financial institutions”, but it is now the law.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Exactly as predicted. Like most regulation, it fails to do what it pretends to be targeted to do, and DOES simply raise costs all through the economy.

  36. Ragspierre says:

    Mobocracy will not work in Texas.

    All the harpy from Ft. Worth has done is extend infanticide in Texas a few more days.

    And Pres. Snoop-Dog was SOOOOOoooo proud!

    Yaaaa, team…

    • Ragspierre says:

      It makes me feel good to be a racist. I’m a sad, lonely old man.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Observer/Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, we are all sorry to hear that about you.

        You CAN change, however. The first step would be to renounce your lying and cowardice.

        Along with being a total SOS.

        One day at a time…

  37. Ragspierre says:

    Observer/Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, have we given you enough time to sound your way through Sec. II of the VRA…YET?

    Time for your report…

  38. Ragspierre says:

    Half of all voters consider radical Muslims the bigger terrorist threat facing the nation, but supporters of President Obama consider the Tea Party to be as big a danger. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters consider radical Muslims to be the bigger threat to the United States today. Thirteen percent (13%) view the Tea Party that way, and another 13% consider other political and religious extremists to be the larger danger. Six percent (6%) point to local militia groups. Two percent (2%) see the Occupy Wall Street movement as the bigger terrorist threat.

    See, this shows that Obama supporters are actually demented.

    It also shows that the Collective’s oft-repeated lies work, just like Collectivist Josef Goebbels said they would.

    You can look up the number of people convicted in Occupy terrorist plots. You can also look up the number of people convicted of terrorism who are connected with the TEA Party movement (0).

  39. Ragspierre says:

    A strong and perhaps unimpeachable case can be made that never in our lifetimes have so many lies, falsehoods, and misrepresentations been told by so many politicians and officials from so many levels of government to so many people on so many significant issues in such a concentrated period of time as in any random month in the last twelve.

    This cannot end well.

    No. No, it will not end well. The people no longer trust their government, and no longer see it is consonant with their interests.

    The reformation may be hard. But it will come.

  40. Ragspierre says:

    Step up, Observer/Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, and apologize to and the rest of Conservative America for your lies and name-calling WRT the VRA.

    It is time…

  41. Ragspierre says:

    Puuuurrrr lil’ god-child…

    Awwwwlll those nasty worwald leaders should just KNOW what he wants, and give it up.

    SmartPower(tm), indeed…

  42. Ragspierre says:

    Yo, Observer/Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, we are all waiting patiently for your report on Sec. II of the VRA…

    C’mon. Step right up…

    • Ragspierre says:

      “The DOJ can only enforce violations AFTER they occur, i.e. after the election, genius.”

      Yes, you poor moron. After an offense, depriving someone of their right to vote.

      Not PRETENDING to know the effects PRIOR to having anything ACTUAL to deal with. And RULING on what YOU SAY COULD HAPPEN.

      But that IS an effective protection. Which you said was gone.

      “And now that section 4 has been gutted, how is section 2 remotely enforceable?”

      Readily, as you now admit.

      “Without a formula, there’s no standard for the DOJ or the Courts to enforce, ya dumb shit.”

      I rest my case as to who is the dumb shit.

      Dumb shit.

      “Preclearance is the entire point of the Act, dip shit.”

      No, you lying SOS. The point was to assure people had the right to vote.

      Gawd, you are stupid.

  43. Ragspierre says:

    While I’m waiting for the suck puppet to respond to my multiple inquiries, if any conservative ladies would like to guess what I’m wearing (or not wearing) you will win a “prize”.

    Don’t be shy.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Well, we know, Observer/Tex/BooOOoobs/suck-puppet, you are tuned in.

      Why are you running?

      Besides being a lying coward and total SOS…???

  44. Ragspierre says:

    “Without the formula, there’s no way to measure a discriminatory result until after the election.”

    Yes. What a moron.

  45. Ragspierre says:

    Maybe…but only maybe…this will help…

    You are not liable for a crime until AFTER you effect it.

    See…you poor idiot?

  46. Ragspierre says:

    Whoa. So… That is TOTALLY on parity.

    But only to a bung-sucking Collectivist moron.

  47. Ragspierre says:

    “This is junk! This is junk!… And you’re hiding behind it and I’m putting you on notice. This committee intends to uphold the 1998 act. And, we’re going to follow through on it to make sure the IRS is forthcoming and not creating a bunch of nonsense hiding behind bureaucratic double-talk.”

    Wull, yeah. Whadja expect…??? Truthful answers from a Obamic puke?

  48. Steve says:

    We are Live Streaming the George Zimmerman Trial on CC…

  49. Ragspierre says:

    Obama’s really bad, awful, terrible “day in courts” continues.

    ObamaCare is an affront to Americans. (See the period?)

  50. Ragspierre says:

    Actually, of course, it is you who are interested in seeing suggestions that never occur to other people, so NOT obsessed with sex of any kind.

  51. Ragspierre says:

    Will Baldwin be treated like Paula Dean?

    Naw. Both are Deemocrat supporters of Pres. Snoop-Dog, but Dean cooks with butter, so…

  52. Ragspierre says:

    Yeh, but THAT’s a whole DIFFERENT kettle of fish.

    Opposing voter ID laws here is FOR vote fraud and to keep stirring a false racial narrative.

  53. Ragspierre says:

    OH, yeah…!!! And gun control, and Pres. Snoop-Dog’s war on the press and privacy, and….

  54. Ragspierre says:

    In a mid-year report to Congress, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson weighed in on the controversy surrounding the IRS’s review of exempt organization (EO) applications. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) “is an independent organization within the IRS and helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems.” Although Olson noted that “the Advocate’s office does not have investigative authority and did not seek to duplicate other ongoing investigations,” nevertheless the IRS came under harsh criticism in her report for its vague policies and lack of transparency,
    **and even possible violation of the law.**

    But Collectivist bung-suckers, on orders from their punk-meisters, dutifully tell us this is nothing, and also too, it is over.

    But they are morons.

  55. Ragspierre says:

    This is my 10th post of the morning. I recently changed my fiber supplements and can REALLY see a difference!

  56. Ragspierre says:

    The inspector general’s audit found that groups seeking tax-exempt status with “Tea Party” and “patriots” in their name did receive extra attention from the IRS, with some facing years of delay and inappropriate questions from the agency.

    But top congressional Democrats have wielded new information from the IRS this week that liberal groups were also flagged for extra attention on the sorts of “be on the lookout” lists (BOLOs) that also tripped up conservative groups.

    The spokesman for the Treasury inspector general noted their audit acknowledged there were other watch lists. But the spokesman added: “We did not review the use, disposition, purpose or content of the other BOLOs. That was outside the scope of our audit.”

    The admission from the inspector general comes as Democrats have sharpened their criticism of George, with Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) dubbing the audit fundamentally flawed on Monday.

    Levin, the top Democrat on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, stressed to The Hill on Tuesday that the inspector general did not say the audit was limited to Tea Party groups when it was released in mid-May.

    The Michigan Democrat also maintained that the audit’s shortcoming had emboldened Republicans to try to link the targeting of Tea Party groups to the White House.

    “You need to get at the facts. And those facts weren’t given to us, even when asked,” Levin said. “The Republicans used the failure of the IG to spell out what they knew as an opportunity to totally politicize this.”

    Levin’s office first disclosed on Monday that the term “progressive” was also included in the lists until this year and urged the Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to bring George back for more testimony.

    And while the inspector general’s office has not said they knew about BOLOs flagging liberal groups, Ways and Means Democrats said Monday that progressive organizations were among the almost 300 groups the inspector general examined for his audit.

    At a ratio of about 50:1 were conservatives targeted.

    Plus, note how the IG is now being attacked. This is a pattern in the Obamabanana Republic.

    PLUS, as Levin says, we need to get to the bottom of this, not pretend it doesn’t exist.

    Right, bung-sucking Collectivist troll?

    • Ragspierre says:

      All that is a lie, and you a liar.

      And it ignores, again, the leaked information, and violations of 1st Amendment rights by the IRS.

      You lying SOS.

      You will excuse anything by your Collective, and lie constantly about things like the VRA, as demonstrated.

      LOVE the chance to perform that service today, btw…!!!

  57. Ragspierre says:

    …if by “sane” you mean “stupid opinion pieces”…

    Yeah, then.

    You are unaware of the polling on these MANY scandals, obviously.

    As with SOOOOOOOooooo much else.

    Don’t you want to hear from the people on the ground in Benghazi?

    Don’t you want to know EVERYBODY involved in the outrageous (Pres. Snoop-Dog’s term, I believe) IRS abuse of citizens’ rights?

    Yes or no, moron.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Well, I’ll just leave that laughable BS hanging around your neck.

      Denial is a Collectivist article of faith.

      And, boy, are you FAITHFUL.

      • Ragspierre says:

        I have no idea what you are talking about.

        So, I have to join you today in that.

      • Ragspierre says:

        LOVE this guy. Always have since first I heard him.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Tex, you there, son…???

        • Ragspierre says:

          Just worried that your psychosis might have progressed to the point of an order of confinement.

        • Ragspierre says:

          A lot of the Collective HATES the dream of a color-blind America.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Huh. It’s almost like the Mushroom Media are derelict in their duties to the American people…or something.

          reposted for sequencing.

        • Ragspierre says:

          From the start, it’s been pretty clear that Tea Party, pro-life and pro-Israel groups were targeted for special treatment. Yet even as one IRS official invoked her Fifth Amendment rights to avoid self-incrimination, the public has been asked to believe the most ridiculous explanations: that it was a rogue operation of a few underlings; that it was all done out of Cincinnati; that even though the groups most affected were all conservative, no politics was involved; and that what took the head of the IRS to the White House was just an Easter Egg roll or two.

          We’re glad to hear from Inspector General George. But the American people deserve to learn who at the IRS signed off on this targeting and hear them explain why — under oath.
          —The New York Post

          That’s right. No sane person could argue with that.

          Right, Tex? You can find a sane person and ask them. Get back when you can…

        • Ragspierre says:

          10 Years After the Fall of Saddam, How Do Iraqis Look Back on the War? “For those of us who lived under the tyranny of Saddam Hussein and understand what tyranny means, … the difficulties of today, the pains of today, and the disappointments of today — and they are very profound, because Iraqis deserve better — these pale in comparison to what we had to endure.”

          Whoa…!!! Iraqis HAPPY to have been freed. Well, what do they know…

        • Ragspierre says:

          We can only speculate on which tools will unlock the grimy secrets of this egregious misuse of government authority. An ongoing self-examination by the IRS is laughably untrustworthy. The U.S. Department of Justice also is on the case.
          But as we wrote May 23, many Americans won’t be much interested in what one arm of the Obama administration concludes about the conduct of other arms — the IRS, the Treasury and possibly the White House. There are times when only a special prosecutor has the independence and credibility to resolve such a politically fraught matter.

          Awww… Tex… Your moonbat buddies led you astray…AGAIN…!!!

          What must it be like, being pwnd essentially every day…???

        • Ragspierre says:

          The man in charge of policing waste, fraud and abuse at the federal government’s third-largest department has been accused of suppressing a politically sensitive report, violating anti-nepotism laws and misusing agency resources, according to a letter from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security.

          Charles Edwards, deputy inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security and de facto head of the office, was ordered by Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson to provide sixteen separate document sets related to the allegations by July 19.

          “This is supposed to be the most transparent administration in history, but we’re seeing a real pattern of this White House and their secretaries applying pressure to inspectors general to whitewash reports,” Johnson said in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation.

          And from whence rotteth the fish…???

        • Ragspierre says:

          Well. Who could imagine?!?!

          The IRS, permitting fraud by illegal aliens?

          Naw. THAT cannot be…!!!

        • Ragspierre says:

          Huh. Even some at the Beastly Day are getting it…

          What does Obama get in return for his push for big government? A government that loves him back. Unlike the financial, insurance and real-estate industries that have been fickle about him — showering him with hosannas and cash in 2008, while offering a relative trickle of support in 2012—Obama remains the living end for government workers.

          IRS employees donated to Obama over Romney by a 4-to-1 margin, IRS attorneys favored Obama by 20-to-1, and government lawyers at the National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Education shut out the Romney campaign completely. The federal bureaucracy had effectively lined up against nearly half the country.

          Meanwhile, the White House press secretary dissembles daily; the intelligence community appears incapable of delivering a complete and truthful answer to Congress, and IRS employees apparently enjoyed a giant tax payer funded party catered by Wolfgang Puck.

          Given this totality, public distrust of Washington should come as no surprise.

          For the record, spending $2.4 million on an Olympics-themed confab, complete with an open bar while America’s housing market was crashing, is not prudent. Using credit cards to buy bottles of wine and $140 dinners is not what we want from the IRS’s green-eyeshade brigade. Trust, what’s that?

        • Ragspierre says:

          Joe Biden is funny. He is a liar. He is a funny liar…

          Apart from its general amusement value (and even though he was just repeating lines he delivered weeks ago), there’s one striking thing about this email:

          It’s undoubtedly a lie. It’s inconceivable that “several Republican senators” would have told Joe Biden they’d voted against background checks because of fear of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. That might be the kind of thing you’d say to a close colleague of your own party—though even then, most senators have too much self-regard to say it to anyone, even if it were true. But there’s no way Republican senators would say this to Joe Biden.

          And the proof is in the alleged quotation. Biden claims GOP senators told him Cruz or Paul “will be in my district.” But they’re senators. They don’t have districts. They would have said, if they’d said anything at all, “they’re going to be in my state.”

          Lesson: If you’re going to invent a quotation, at least make it a plausible one.
          —TWS blog

          Funny, funny demagogue.

        • Ragspierre says:

          IT work…for ObamaCare…offshored by Obama…???

          My, what a progressive world we live in. Why I can recall when Obama LIED about Romney offshoring, and that was a bad thing to do back in those by-gone days…

        • Ragspierre says:

          African leader to Obama…

          “Stop trying to impose your cultural values on us.”


        • Ragspierre says:

          “I have wondered lately whether a weekend in Guantanamo Bay would be all that much worse than flying in the United States.”
          Victor Davis Hanson

          Well, for one, the food is WAY better at GITMO.

          So is the room. AND the recreation.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Remember how the sequester was supposed to ravage the landscape? The automatic spending cuts would, we were told, cause all manner of pain and suffering – inconvenience, even – as David A. Fahrenthold & Lisa Rein of the Washington Post report, we were warned:

          There would be one-hour waits at airport security. Four-hour waits at border crossings. Prison guards would be furloughed for 12 days. FBI agents, up to 14.

          At the Pentagon, the military health program would be unable to pay its bills for service members. The mayhem would extend even into the pantries of the neediest Americans: Around the country, 600,000 low-income women and children would be denied federal food aid.

          These things did not happen.

          Not that the sequester is a good idea…it is NOT. But it is better than a lot of options.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Well… It is GREEN.

          But “grass-roots” it ain’t.

          Collectivist are SUCH liars.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Actually, I really hope so. The alternative is that people just lay down for the Obamabanana Republic…and worse.

        • Ragspierre says:

          “While Edward Snowden’s excellent adventures, Hillary’s State Department escort services and Obama’s $60 million to $100 million African vacation (er, state visits) have taken some of the spotlight off of the IRS, the pesky timeline of events make it unlikely to go away completely. If, as appears to be the case, the White House never told the IRS to stop its policy of political targeting, heads need to roll, starting with Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough, who, if Jay Carney is to be believed, never even bothered to tell the president about it.”
          —The Hill


          That IRS set of scandalsssssssssss seems to have quite a vigorous life, despite all that the hacks can do to pretend it doesn’t matter.

        • Ragspierre says:

          Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn triggered a backlash from his own party as well as the NRA on Tuesday after he unilaterally changed legislation meant to allow the carrying of concealed weapons.

          In a challenge to gun-rights supporters, Quinn moved to cap the number of firearms and rounds that can be carried by Illinois residents and ban guns from any place that serves alcohol.

          The move was a nod to the governor’s gun-control base as the state faces a court-ordered July 9 deadline to allow concealed-carry.

          But, by using what is known as his “amendatory veto power,” Quinn could imperil the carefully crafted deal, which now heads back to the legislature.

          Some lawmakers have already vowed to reject Quinn’s new provisions.

          Sen. Bill Haine, a Democrat, says he hopes lawmakers will override the veto. Assistant Majority Leader John Sullivan said Quinn “ignored the will of the people.”

          Hmmmm…. I thought gun control was in great big demand, or something…

          But this governor puke seems like a good Collectivist. Imposing your will over the democratic process is an article of faith, after all.

        • Ragspierre says:

          You know who really feels stupid right now? All those people who bribed the White House for Obamacare waivers. Suckers!

          Yep. Obviously SUCH a job-killing machine, Obama had to push it back.


          Obama made it worse.


        • Ragspierre says:

          “Like the IRS harassment campaign that replaced it, FEC suppression of political speech relied on uncertainty, intimidation, and delay to work the administration’s political will. This was not lost on the court.”

          Correct. Same-same with the EPA and various others of the Obamabanana Republic.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Ah, that “reading” problem rears its ugly head, again…

      some more…

      The subject of the piece was the (incredibly stupid) conjecture that, because nobody alluded to the multiple scandals of Pres. Snoop-Dog while criticizing his inane Gorebal Warmongering speech and outlawry, the scandals had no traction.

      See “denial”, above, moron.

  58. Ragspierre says:

    $1,200 gold! Glenn fans are RUINED. Mom and I are having hamburger helper without the hamburger!

  59. Ragspierre says:

    Huh. It’s almost like the Mushroom Media are derelict in their duties to the American people…or something.

  60. Ragspierre says:

    Sorry for the light posting this morning. Seems that the Hamburger Helper mom cooked up last night was a tad past the expiration date. I thought the porcelain was going to melt!

  61. Ragspierre says:

    Sorry for the light posting today folks. Last nights hamburger helper is ripping up my innards. I’m afraid the porcelain might melt.


  62. Ragspierre says:

    Sorry for the lack of posting. I have been working much of the day. I had a REFERRAL from a Nigerian student who has a SIGNIFICANT sum of money tied up. I’m floating him the funds needed to free up the cash and he, in turn, will compensate me handsomely for my efforts.

    It’s good to be a JD/MBA, Collectivist stooges.


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  64. Ragspierre says:

    The Dow is at 15,000 and gold is 1,200 an ounce. We are RUINED. I might have so start sending Mom out to make $20 the hard way!

    Obama made it WORSE!!!

  65. Ragspierre says:

    Really? You have to be punked again on this????


    It is NOT the tool. It is the ABUSE of the tool, moron.

    Bush was careful.


    See…??? Or will we need to walk through this again, idiot?

  66. Ragspierre says:

    Ewww… Golly.

    Toilet Paper Mau-maus excuses the fascist tactics of the Collective.

    Where is that “surprised face” when I need it.

    The groups to which you refer were attempting to comply, moron.

    I know. That is inconvenient to your hate-twisted bullshit.

  67. Bill Tidwell says:

    Why does this Ragspierre guy post here constantly? It’s rather pathetic to have some random person CONSTANTLY posting stupid off-topic links.

    The loser should get his own website and post there. Or, better yet, get a job or a life.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Have both, Bill.

      Plus, a perfect right to post what I do.

      You might learn something by following along.

      Or not. Up to you.

  68. Ragspierre says:

    You know who really feels stupid right now? All those people who bribed the White House for Obamacare waivers. Suckers!

    Yep. Obviously SUCH a job-killing machine, Obama had to push it back.


    Obama made it worse.