Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support


Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!





Recent Entries
Overnight Open Thread | Main | Rick Santorum Takes National Lead In PPP Poll By FIFTEEN Over Romney
February 11, 2012

Friday Night "Fast & Furious" Document Dump, and Obama's Great Compromise

Now it turns out that two of the "big fish" supposedly targeted in the bungled "Fast & Furious" ATF weapons export program were FBI informants. And their status as such made them essentially "unindictable" by the Federal Government. Well, what did you expect? Did you think that the Reichstag was going to torch itself?

In other news, yesterday President Obama caved in to pressure from an organization that wished to preserve their moral clarity on a particularly divisive issue that's been in all the papers lately. The Feds announced that the NAACP and other groups focused on the status of African-Americans will no longer be forced to reimburse their employees for yearly membership dues to their local Klan Klaverns (or whatever the hell those groups call themselves). ** The checks to the Klan will still be issued, but instead of coming directly from the NAACP office with "Klan Membership Dues" written in the lower left-hand corner, they will instead be hidden in payments to the NAACP's insurance company. So, you know: Out of Sight, Out of Mind and all that.

No word from the administration on whether or not this exemption will be extended to keep Jewish organizations from having to provide Stormfront memberships to their employees and Native American Tribal Councils from being required to give naming rights to their administration buildings to Budweiser and Jack Daniels.

** (And before anyone asks, yeah.....I might have mangled current events a little bit due to neglect of details. That shouldn't be a problem - just replace "NAACP" and "Klan Membership Dues" with "Catholic Organizations" and "Abortion & Contraceptive Services" and my point should be 100% on topic. Just because I'm a Protestant doesn't mean that I think the Catholic Church is alone in this battle. The only reason they are in a position where many of my fellow Protestants are pointing out that they put themselves in this box with their prior cheerleading for Obamacare is because they are a "top-down" organization. Given the chance, Protestant leaders would betray their supposed principles for a suck at the government tit just as easily.....Hell, now that I think about it, they'd probably be easier. Protestant & Evangelical organizations all have employees that will be covered by this proposed mandate, but the Catholic Church is the one in the spotlight because they've got more infrastructure in the public eye. ALL religious organizations are led by fallible people, and the rationalization for compromising one or more principles for "the greater good" is as old as mankind.)


digg this
posted by Russ from Winterset at 07:21 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Ronster: "Yeah I remember him. Renaissance Man. ..."

sfcmac: "Threats, violence, and epithets are the union's wa ..."

EC: "I have a gut feeling this map is horribly incomple ..."

ChristyBlinky,supermodel, po'd Benghazi reporter: "Dustin, I am an old Redneck Queen. I have been cal ..."

lfw - 26 days to retirement: "This doesn't include the dreamer from last week wh ..."

Buzzion: "I'm sure pointing this out is somehow racist. Too ..."

Tobacco Road: "I've always said that if the dollar and/or economy ..."

shredded chi: "From the article ...red dots the ZIP codes wher ..."

Y-not: "Yeah... can you imagine what the 2014 numbers look ..."

illegal alien killer: "Just here to do the killing that Americans refuse ..."

Insomniac: "*sputtering rage* ..."

Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u]: "So at least Missouri has [i]that[/i] goin' for it. ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64