Archive for May 23rd, 2013

At Wednesday’s hearing, South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy wanted to find out why Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman didn’t intervene in the agency’s political targeting of conservative groups once he knew about it.  The recalcitrant Shulman replied that he didn’t intervene because the Inspector General was looking into it.

And Gowdy, who actually appears to be serious about enforcing the law, responded incredulously:

“Is that what you’re telling me? You’re not going to step in and stop it? If there’s someone wielding a knife in the parking lot, are you going to call the inspector general? Are you going to wait until his or her investigation is over to stop it?”— Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Congressman

Obviously Gowdy thinks that using the IRS to target Obama’s political opponents is a crime. Plus he possesses some cojones to ask the pertinent questions of those who are keeping the American people in the dark about who ordered the deliberate targeting of political conservatives and tea party organizations.

Over the two-year time frame the IRS was targeting conservative groups about their tax exempt status, Shulman visited the White House 118 times, 132 different members of Congress contacted him about the targeting issue, and 42 major news stories were written about the IRS targeting conservative groups, yet Shulman mustarded the chutzpah to assure Congress last year that nothing was going on and that the agency was not targeting conservative groups.

Shulman must think that most Americans are too preoccupied to care or their heads screw on. Sad to say, he may be right on both counts.

I.M. Kane

See Shulman never looked into IRS targeting, though 132 congressmen contacted him and “Congressman Trey Gowdy checkmates Lois Lerner” for more on Congressman Gowdy.

Rep. Trey Gowdy Questions Fmr. IRS Commissioner Shulman 6:25 Video

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An Oklahoma man has posted to YouTube what appears to be cell-phone video of the formation of the deadly tornado that leveled Moore, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon.

“The birth of the May 20, 2013 tornado. Moved from there to Moore where it turned into an F4. God be with its victims.”—Charles Cook

Cook reportedly shot the video from a Newcastle, Oklahoma, parking lot while sitting in his car, and his son posted a link to the footage on Reddit.com.

“Incredible video my Dad took of the May 20th tornado FORMING and destroying everything in its path near Newcastle. He was out that way for work today and just happened to be in the right place at the right time. He was worried it was going to come back at him and was searching for a way to scoot out [of its] way once he was able to gauge how insanely close it was to him. He hung in there, though. Unbelievable.”—son of Charles Cook, Reddit.com user

I.M. Kane

For more on the video, see Video: Watch the Moore tornado form.

Storm 5-20-13 5:46 Video

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An Anderson County South Carolina woman phoned police Monday morning about a dog that had been barking for days at North Pointe Creek. Animal Control Officer Michelle Smith responded to the call and climbed down a small embankment behind Home Depot where she discovered a small black and white Shih Tzu mix guarding a five-week-old kitten tangled in bushes at the bottom of the ravine.

“I’m thinking that it just couldn’t get back up [the embankment] with the kitten, and I don’t think it was willing to leave the kitten.”— Michelle Smith, Animal control officer

Smith took both animals to Anderson County P.A.W.S. where the five-year-old Shih Tzu has been caring for the kitten, keeping it clean and well fed.

“It would be like one of us seeing a neglected or abandoned child and taking it under our wing.—Jessica Cwynar, P.A.W.S. director

Apparently the dog is undergoing a false pregnancy and has been nursing the kitten. According to Cwynar, the dog produces some milk, but the kitten must also be bottle-fed to get enough nutrition.

Cwynar hopes that if the owners come for their dog that they’d be willing to adopt the kitten too.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see “Abandoned dog adopts kitten after pair are rescued from ravine.”

Dog found nursing a kitten in South Carolina 2:21 Video

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