$34 Million Dollar building likely to be torn down

So, sequestration means we can’t have public tours of the Whitehouse anymore, but, despite protests, we have no problem blowing big money on a building in Afghanistan that the military said they did not need.

The windowless, two-story structure, which is larger than a football field, was completed this year at a cost of $34 million. But the military has no plans to ever use it. Commanders in the area, who insisted three years ago that they did not need the building, now are in the process of withdrawing forces and see no reason to move into the new facility.

So what will happen to this $34 million dollar building?

The military, which has opened a formal investigation into the decisions that led to the contract, is considering two options for the building: demolishing it or giving it to the Afghan army. Although the handoff sounds appealing, U.S. officials doubt the Afghans will be able to sustain the structure. It has complex heating and air-conditioning systems that demand significant amounts of electricity, which, in turn, require costly fuel purchases for generators. The building is wired for 110-volt appliances, not the 220-volt equipment used by Afghans. And, the officials note, the U.S. military recently built a new headquarters building on the Afghan base that adjoins Leatherneck.

via A brand-new U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan. And nobody to use it. – The Washington Post.

 

Clerical Error, Not Voter Fraud

Chris Dove claimed voter fraud at the last city council meeting. Turns out, there were about 15 houses on his street that were sent registration cards with the wrong precinct name on it.

I must disclose, I’ve met with Susan Saunders. She is a nice woman, and does not strike me as the kind of woman who would sabotage her career just to keep someone in their council seat, as Chris Dove alleged at council meeting.

Dove did tell the paper that he was glad to hear it was just a clerical error, and since neither of those districts have had a district-related election since the redistricting, no election outcomes are in question.

Thanks to a big heads up from Chris Dove, the error is being corrected, and new cards issued.

Read the whole story at the Suffolk News Herald.

UPDATED: IRS also targets States run by Conservatives

AG & Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli says that the Federal Government is holding onto money owed VA for Medicare Fraud.

“Later, Treasury officials told us they wouldn’t even turn over the $95 million because of the sequester. This is despite the fact that it’s not federal money, but money that a private defendant paid to settle a case – money which was to be turned over shortly thereafter to our office and the other agencies involved in the investigation,” Cuccinelli says in the attorney general’s release. “Now the hold-up is the IRS, which, according to the Treasury Department, refuses to complete its paperwork so the money can be properly distributed,” he continued. “…It doesn’t take a year to complete the paperwork.”

So it now seems that the IRS is also targeting states run by conservatives. But then again, we already knew the Obama Administration was targeting Virginia. That was obvious when they shut down JFCOM the way they did, among other things.

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UPDATE:  Because Ken Cuccinelli gets results:

Calling out the Internal Revenue Service, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Wednesday said the federal agency was past due in returning $115 million to the state.

Hours later, Cuccinelli’s office announced that federal officials pledged to settle up.

Read it here.

Susan Rice gets a promotion

UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who is heavily involved in the coverup of the deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi, has not only not been punished, she just got promoted.

Ms. Rice has just been named as President Obama’s National Security Adviser.

Shaking up his national security team, President Barack Obama tapped diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser, defying Republicans who have vigorously criticized her faulty explanation about the attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

“Susan is the consummate public servant – a patriot who puts her country first,” Obama said while announcing Rice’s appointment Wednesday during a Rose Garden ceremony.

Rice will take over the top national security post from Tom Donilon, who is resigning after four years in the White House.

Is this Obama’s planned distraction from Scandalpalooza?

 

President Barack Obama has revealed the US has seen evidence of chemical weapons being used in Syria.

His announcement comes as Russia sends in advanced missiles to Syria in a move that highlights the depth of its support for President Bashar al-Assad.

via Obama’s ‘red line’ is crossed as he reveals US has evidence of chemical weapons being used in Syria while Russia sends advanced missiles to aid Assad | Mail Online.

Remember when Bill Clinton bombed an asprin factory in Sudan to distract us all from Monica news?

 

Scandal-palooza!

Wow. So much has broken in the past few days, it feels like we are being purposefully swamped with one thing after another to keep us yelling, “Squirrel!” Honestly, my head is spinning trying to keep up with all the different scandals, and boy howdy are there plenty of scandals. They keep rolling in all Fast And Furious like. Heh, see what I did there? Fast and Furious is still UNRESOLVED, and the families of Brian Terry, Jamie Zapata, and countless Mexicans deserve answers from AG Eric Holder & the Obama Administration. Answers they very likely will never get.

The EPA apparently charged conservative groups for FOIA requests, but “forgave” the fee for any liberal groups that asked for information. They’ve also been looking the other way A LOT when it comes to wind farms killing endangered birds.

There’s Umbrella-gate, where the President had a couple of United States Marines break their uniform code to hold umbrellas over his head & the head of the Turkish Prime Minister. In a stunning display of disrespect for the Marines. he actually said he wanted them because, “They’ll look good next to us.” (Video is at the link.)

Kathleen Sebulius over at Health and Human Services has been exposed for leaning on companies the HHS does business with and “encouraging” them to donate to non-profit organizations that have been helping to implement Obamacare.

The DOJ seized phone records of reporters at the AP (Associated Press), both work and personal phones. The official story is that they were trying to track down the source of a dangerous leak that compromised national security. The truth – the AP sat on the story for 5 days before getting the all clear from the CIA. The Obama Admin was upset that AP stole their thunder by publishing when they did. The scariest part of this story though, is not the AP records seizure. It’s that the records could be seized without notifying anyone because the phone company was considered a “third party”. Think about what this means for all that information being stored in the cloud, and how more and more we are being pushed into storing our information in the cloud by companies like Microsoft & Google, both of which are well known for working with the government whenever they get asked.

Then there is the IRS targeting of conservative groups, like our very own Hampton Roads Tea Party. But as we quickly found out, it wasn’t just conservative groups, but religious groups, Jewish groups, and even some reporters who had dared to ask a tough question before the election. In the case of Larry Connors of MO, not only was he likely targeted, he was forced to read a retraction on air, he has been thrown under the bus and kicked off the air by the parent company of his station, because it’s run by Obama sympathizers. Despite the administration’s pathetic attempt at a narrative claiming this was some rouge operatives in the lower levels of the IRS’s Cincinnati office, top officials within the IRS knew about this since at least 2011. And if that’s not enough, the word is out now that the woman in charge of the Non-Profit Approval division has not only NOT been fired, but she was promoted! She’s now in charge of the Obamacare division of the IRS. Seriously folks, you can’t make this stuff up.

But all of those are just the A-1 Steak Sauce of this meal. The Benghazi scandal is the real meat and potatoes. Four dead Americans, and a HUGE coverup. Enough of the emails have been released to thoroughly disprove the administration’s narrative. They claimed that only 1 small edit was made to the talking points by the executive branch (which includes the State Dept), but evidence now shows that the White House was involved in edits so drastic, the then-chief of the CIA said, “Frankly, I’d just as soon not use this[.]” We’ve also discovered that the brother of a White House Official tied to the Benghazi scandal is non other than the President of CBS News.

It’s no wonder my head is reeling. But realize this, Benghazi was covered up to protect the President just months before the 2012 elections. The IRS targeted groups ahead of the election, making it hard for them to do business. The AP was likely investigated because they blew Obama’s planned victory dance, just months before the election. And the IRS, EPA, HHS, & AP scandals were all released, back-to-back, to provide distraction from testimony of the survivors of the terror attack at the Benghazi Consulate. To top it all off, a Drudge Report editor claims his source at the CIA says there will be more.

Wonder what will be next?

(Cross posted at Suffolk HRTP)

FLOTUS Goes After Obese Parents

I swear this woman has an eating disorder & is forcing her psychosis on the the rest of us.

“But in the end, we also know that it’s not enough to simply change the way our children eat — we have to

change our own habits and behaviors as well. And this is final point I want to make today. We as parents are our children’s first and best role models and this is particularly true when it comes to their health. Research shows that kids who have at least one obese parent or more are then twice as likely to be obese as adults. So, as much as we might plead with our kids to “do as I say and not as I do,” we know that we can’t lie around on the couch eating French fries and candy bars and expect our kids to eat carrots and run around the block. But too often that’s exactly what we’re doing.”  FLOTUS Goes After Obese Parents.

What about those of us who have medical issues that cause us to gain weight? I’ve got a thyroid problem that went undiagnosed for several years, and has resulted in weight gain.

Or the fact that childbirth widens your hips and changes your bone structure?  I was a skinny size 12 when I got married.  I had my first baby, and my hips got so wide I can’t wear anything under a 20 just because of my hips.

I dare this woman to come talk to me.

EPA Funds Leftist Groups That Sue EPA and Force Punishing Restrictions on American Industry | The Gateway Pundit

It’s a circle of destruction – And you paid for it.

The radical EPA is funding far left groups who then sue the EPA and force debilitating restrictions on American industry.

via The Gateway Pundit.

So…. let me get this straight…  The EPA can’t get it’s “green” items through Congress.  So they give “grants” to lefty Enviro-nut groups, who then turn around and use the “grant” money to sue to EPA.  The suit is then settled, but as part of the settlement, the EPA has to enforce the rules that Congress wouldn’t authorize.  Wha?  So…  Wrong.  Just wrong.

Yet another reason why we chose to homeschool

This comes from an article written by a mom who’s 8 year old daughter’s class was being taught about HIV:

Indeed, when specifically asked why the school presents lessons on HIV in the third grade, rather than in middle school, one school administrator made this shocking admission:

“The goal is to reach kids before they absorb their parents’s values. By middle school it’s too late.”

via Sex ed wrong rite of spring – BostonHerald.com.