Thursday, April 24, 2014

Nevada Rancher Clive Bundy Not Completely Racist-He Likes Illegals-Video

That is if you broke the law and entered the US illegally, more video footage has emerged that includes Bundy’s take on the” Spanish People”
It appears Bundy means undocumented Hispanic immigrants. Bundy seems to like them a lot, even they are here uninvited. "Now let me talk about the Spanish people," Bundy said in a new video unearthed by New York magazine, right after he concluded his thoughts on "the Negro."
Via New York Magazine
"I understand that they come over here against our Constitution and cross our borders," he says. "But they're here and they're people. I worked side-by-side a lot of them. Don't tell me they don't work, and don't tell me they don't pay taxes. And don't tell me they don't have better family structures than most of us white people."
"When you see those Mexican families, they're together. They picnic together. They're spending their time together," he said. "I'll tell you, in my way of thinking, they're awful nice people. We need to have those people join us and be with us."
Could his reason be that they work on his ranch and he may not have to pay them as much as the American ranch hand?

Politicians and Pundits React to Bundy’s ‘Negro’ Remarks

Bundy veered away from land use and went on a racist rant, he tried to weasel out of the comments he made but ,Obliterating Claim He Was Misquoted, Not Racist Here's the RAW VIDEO

Ted Cruz
Sen. Cruz (R-TX) made waves on Wednesday when he lamented that the government’s purpose was to protect its people, “not using the jackboot of authoritarianism to come against the citizens.” And so the Bundy standoff, he asserted, “is the unfortunate and tragic culmination of the path that President Obama has set the federal government on.”
In an email, the senator’s Press Secretary Catherine Frazier said outright: “Those comments are completely unacceptable.”
Reince Priebus
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday slammed Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's comments about "the Negro" and whether African-Americans would be "better off as slaves."
Assemblywoman Michele Fiore
The Nevada Republican famously clashed with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes last week, declaring “We will not allow governance by gunpoint” and deeming the BLM’s behavior “suspicious.”
Fiore issued a statement on Thursday morning, responding to the “Negro” comments:
“I strongly disagree with Cliven Bundy’s comments about slavery. Mr. Bundy has said things I don’t agree with; however, we cannot let this divert our attention from the true issue of the atrocities BLM committed by harming our public land and the animals living on it.”
Sen. Dean Heller
In a televised debate last week with Sen. Reid, Heller (R-NV) pushed back against his Democratic counterpart’s “domestic terrorist” comments and said: “What Sen. Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots.” The Republican also suggested the government ought to hold hearings to figure out who is accountable for the standoff.
Heller spox Chandler Smith told the Times that the senator “completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy’s appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way.”
Dana Loesch
TheBlaze TV host and conservative pundit Loesch has been one of the staunchest defenders of Bundy during the standoff, largely focusing on the BLM’s actions. More on that here.
In response to the “Negro” comments, Loesch said that the quote is “odd and sounds offensive.” She expressed bafflement that Bundy would pivot from government overreach to his racial remarks. “I hope no one is surprised that an old man rancher isn’t media trained to express himself perfectly,” she added, noting her belief that “He seems to be decrying what big government has done to the black family — which big government has negatively affected not just the black family, but all families regardless of ethnicity — so perhaps he included that in his remarks against big government?”
“It’s justified to have a healthy suspicion of the New York Times,” she added, suggesting the newspaper did not provide the full context. “If Bundy is a racist, that is awful, but what exactly does that have to do with the BLM?” she asked. “I’ve been saying for weeks that this isn’t about one rancher. It’s about government overreach.”
Kevin D. Williamson
National Review correspondent Williamson turned heads last week when he wrote a column likening Bundy’s intentional violation of the law to Mahatma Gandhi‘s famous stand against colonial Britain.
When confronted with Bundy’s “Negro” remarks, Williamson stood firm, noting that Gandhi had “thoroughly creepy” views on race as well, but we remember him for other reasons. “People turn out to be complicated and unpredictable,” he added after noting Gandhi’s lamentable views on homosexuality.
Sen. Rand Paul
Earlier this week, Sen. Paul (R-KY) zoned in on the policy questions at hand, asserting that the Bundy case shows “there is a legitimate constitutional question here about whether the state should be in charge of endangered species or whether the federal government should be.” He also pushed back against Sen. Harry Reid‘s inflammatory labeling of Bundy as a “domestic terrorist.”
In a statement on Thursday morning, the senator said: “His remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him.”
Glenn Beck
Beck has not been among the staunchest defenders of Bundy — so much so that Jon Stewart branded him the “voice of reason” compared to Fox’s Sean Hannity.
On his radio show Thursday morning, Beck said the “Negro” comment “shows you how unhinged from reality this guy is.”Beck also said Americans need to make it absolutely clear that they do not stand with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after a report in the New York Times and subsequently released video footage showed Bundy questioning whether blacks would be “better off as slaves.”
Gov. Rick Perry
The Texas Republican governor’s defense of Bundy has largely focused on “the bigger issue” of federal overreach in land management, seeing as Perry is in the midst of his own dispute with the BLM.
Appearing on CBS This Morning, the governor elected not to openly denounce the “Negro” remarks. “I don’t know what he said, but the fact is Clyde [sic] Bundy is a side issue here compared to what we’re looking at in the state of Texas.”
Sean Hannity
Hannity has been the most aggressive Fox commentator in his coverage of the Bundy standoff, garnering Stewart’s mockery and our own columnist’s suggestion that he is stoking the flames of violence.
Senator Harry Reid
In a lengthy statement issued Thursday afternoon, Reid referred to Bundy as a "hateful racist" and suggested he "mooched" and profited off government-held land. And Reid, who represents Nevada in the U.S. Senate, called on Republican leaders to denounce Bundy's "hateful, dangerous extremism."

Clive Bundy Nevada Rancher Is A Racist Pig Video of Comments

Lord! I hope this racist pig isn’t a Republican. 
Bundy needs to read his pocket constitution, it says all men are created equal...
Americans of all colors, religions, economic backgrounds and political beliefs came together to defend and support Bundy against the BLM. Now with his racist statements about blacks, it shows they gathered to help a man who didn’t deserve their do or die attitude to get the BLM to back down and Bundy property. Here's Bundy's racist rant. HERE
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has come under heavy fire for reportedly making racially charged remarks about “the Negro” and whether blacks might be “better off as slaves, picking cotton.”
The New York Times first reported the controversial comments.
“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” Bundy said Saturday in a town meeting that “drew one reporter and one photographer,” according to the Times, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do.”

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he continued. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Audio Effie Carlson Candidate For AZ House LD23 Guest Hair on Fire

We talk about Effie's goals as a legislator, her views on common core, immigration, jobs and how to find solutions to today's issues. She's thought provoking, intelligent,articulate and a breath of fresh air for the Republican Party.


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Effie Carlson was born in Scottsdale, in the heart Legislative District 23. Coming from a large family that encouraged individual thought and self-expression, she had no choice but to become a problem solver. Home-schooled until college, Effie graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in psychology.
Working to put herself through college, Effie learned the ins and outs of a small business, the effects of government regulations, and the benefits of a job well done. After graduating from college, she went to work for a behavioral health organization. Recognizing the organization’s priority should be patient care not paperwork, she developed a system to reduce administrative requirements by clinical staff allowing more time to be devoted to patients.
In 2006, Effie and her husband Andrew became first time parents to twin boys, Ethan and Quinn. With premature twins to care for, Effie desired a more flexible schedule which led to her being a Realtor for the first few years of their lives. Effie respected and enjoyed the trust of her clients during their important life decisions. Effie and Andrew completed their family with the birth of their daughter, Addie.
Effie used her proven knowledge and experience to form her business, Best Practice Management in 2008, providing a way for healthcare providers in private practice to run and maintain better businesses. She created and held seminars for private practitioners to operate their business and billing procedures more efficiently.
In addition to raising her family and running a successful business Effie has served as secretary to the Church Council of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, is the current Committee Chair for Cub Scout Pack 441 at Kiva Elementary School, and is the Fundraising Committee Chair for Kiva PTO. She sings as first soprano of Full Circle Women’s Choir, and also chairs the fundraising committee, allowing them to perform for non-profit groups such as Sojourner Center. Effie is also a website designer, providing pro-bono work for non-profits such as Glendale Stand-Up for Veterans Event 2013 and her church.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

IRS Gives Hefty Bonuses To Employees Who Haven't Paid Their Taxes

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service handed out $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues — including more than $1 million to employees who didn't pay their federal taxes, a watchdog report says.

The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said 1,146 IRS employees received bonuses within a year of substantiated federal tax compliance problems.
The Wall Street Journal Headline: "IRS Workers Disciplined For Misconduct Were Awarded Bonuses." (John D. McKinnon, "IRS Workers Disciplined For Misconduct Were Awarded Bonuses," The Wall Street Journal, 4/22/14)
A Government Audit Found Over 2,800 IRS Employees Received More Than $2.8 Million In Performance Bonuses Despite Recently Being Disciplined. "More than 2,800 Internal Revenue Service employees who recently had been disciplined received performance bonuses totaling more than $2.8 million between Oct. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2012, a government audit found." (John D. McKinnon, "IRS Workers Disciplined For Misconduct Were Awarded Bonuses," The Wall Street Journal, 4/22/14)
"The Report Identified Nearly 1,200 Employees With Tax Issues Or Official-Conduct Violations During The Period Who Received A Total Of $1.1 Million In Monetary Bonuses, And About 11,000 Hours Of Time Off." (John D. McKinnon, "IRS Workers Disciplined For Misconduct Were Awarded Bonuses," The Wall Street Journal, 4/22/14)
  • IRS Employees With Tax Problems Received 10,582 Hours Of Paid Time Off And 69 Received Permanent Raises. "The bonuses weren't just monetary. Employees with tax problems received a total of 10,582 hours of paid time off - valued at about $250,000 - and 69 received permanent raises through a step increase, the report said. The report looked at bonuses in 2011 and 2012." (Gregory Korte, "IRS Workers Who Didn't Pay Taxes Got Bonuses," USA Today, 4/22/14
According To The Audit, Employees That Received Bonuses Misused Government Travel Cards, Violated Official-Conduct Standards And Committed Fraud, With Discipline Ranging From Reprimands To Removal. "The misconduct ranged from failure to pay taxes to misuse of government travel cards, violation of official-conduct standards and fraud, according to the report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The discipline included written reprimands, suspensions and even removal. The oversight agency said some of the conduct issues might have occurred after an employee earned a bonus." (John D. McKinnon, "IRS Workers Disciplined For Misconduct Were Awarded Bonuses," The Wall Street Journal, 4/22/14)

The Inspector General Found IRS Policy Of Giving Bonuses Was In Conflict With Its Responsibility To Ensure "The Integrity Of The System Of Tax Administration." "While not specifically prohibited by IRS policies, providing awards to employees with conduct issues, especially the failure to pay taxes owed to the Federal Government, appears to be in conflict with the IRS's charge of ensuring the integrity of the system of tax administration. In addition, awards provided to these employees could be put to better use by providing employees who are compliant additional opportunities for awards." ("The Awards Program Complied With Federal Regulations, But Some Employees With Tax And Conduct Issues Received Awards," Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration, 3/21/14)
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014The Internal Revenue Service handed out $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with disciplinary issues — including more than $1 million to employees who didn’t pay their federal taxes, a watchdog report says.The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said 1,146 IRS employees received bonuses within a year of substantiated federal tax compliance problems.The bonuses weren’t just monetary. Employees with tax problems received a total of 10,582 hours of paid time off — valued at about $250,000 — and 69 received permanent raises through a step increase, the report said. The report looked at bonuses in 2011 and 2012.Employees’ tax problems included “willful understatement of tax liabilities over multiple tax years, late payment of tax liabilities, and underreporting of income,” the report said.“We take seriously our unique role as this nation’s tax administrator, and we will strive to implement a policy that protects the integrity of the tax administration system and the reputation of the service,” IRS chief Human Capital Officer David Krieg said in a written response to the audit.The IRS said it has instituted a policy to take conduct into account when handing out bonuses to senior executives. Making that policy apply to all of the agency’s workers would require negotiations with the National Treasury Employees Union.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Arizona's GOP CD1 and CD2 Victory Offices Launched Mobilize to Win

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I wanted share some fantastic momentum taking shape around the state. During my campaign I promised we would have great technology, improve our communications, successful fundraising and provide tools and resources to our Precinct Committeemen.
 
The promises are being fulfilled by an active donor community and a remarkable team at the AZ GOP.  We are seeing Chairmen and PCs across the state working to make a difference.
 
To support their efforts...we have launched two victory offices with the primary goal to turn out voters in CD1 and CD2.  These two offices are the first of many we will open across the state.  The offices have been officially open for two weeks.  They are equipped with cutting edge phone systems, data technology, canvassing tools and much more. The offices are high energy and we are receiving very positive feedback.
 
Take a look at the launch day VIDEO.  (Click Here)
 
watch video
 
What PCs across the state are excited about.
 
1)  Official Photo Name Badge for credentials at the door when canvassing.
2)  Phone and Tablet software for walking neighborhoods.
3)  Red Republican Action Team T-shirts.
4)  District and Precinct Cash Rewards for working the "Mobilize to Win" plan.
5) Pass along issue Fact Sheets -from the Action Hub.
 
The goal for all of us should be to defend our liberty. The freedom we experience as a state and nation is an inspired miracle.  We must fight to preserve this liberty and have the willingness to work.  If we work...we win!  The ground game is the battle field...lets get on the field and make it happen!!
 
Join the AZ GOP and your fellow Precinct Committeemen in an effort that will make a difference.  You will be emailed a schedule of walk days coming to a neigborhood near you.  Your participation is key for success.
 
Lets Mobilize and Win 2014!!
 
Highest regards, 
 
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Robert Graham
Chairman, Arizona Republican Party
robert.graham@azgop.org

Obama Chooses W.Neil Eggleston As Next White House Counsel

President Barack Obama has chosen W. Neil Eggleston, a Clinton administration veteran with experience representing government officials in oversight investigations, as his next White House counsel, the White House said Monday.

Eggleston, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis, will succeed Kathryn Ruemmler, who has led the counsel's office for close to three years. Officials first confirmed her plans to leave last summer and return to private practice in New York, but she stayed longer at the president's urging

Amnesty for Illegals Can’t be Defended

Op-Ed

By Raynard Jackson
NNPA Columnist
I am totally perplexed by Republicans who advocate amnesty for those who entered the U.S. illegally.  We Republicans are supposed to be the party of law and order,  a party that stands on clearly defined principles. Let’s cut through the pompous rhetoric: The issue of amnesty is only about cheap labor.  All the other arguments are merely background noise. With the national unemployment rate just under 8 percent, how can you argue that illegals are doing jobs that Americans refuse to do?  With all the unemployed engineers (partly because of the shutdown of NASA’s Space Shuttle program), how do you justify increasing the number of H-1B visas?  The special visa allows companies to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations for up to six years. How can six years still be considered temporary? How do you explain to a kid in Virginia that he or she has to pay out-of-state tuition to attend the University of Maryland while but a student in the country illegally is allowed to pay in-state tuition?  Why should someone in the country illegally be able to obtain a benefit that even an American citizen can’t have? Aren’t these Republicans supporting discrimination against American citizens in their lust of the Hispanic voter? Linking amnesty to winning the Hispanic vote is not a winning or sensible strategy.  One has nothing to do with the other.  There is no unanimity within the Hispanic community on the issue of amnesty, therefore why are some operatives linking this issue to the future of the Republican Party? One can be against amnesty without being mean and nasty. But to equate supporting amnesty as a prerequisite to proving that you are not mean and hateful is an insult to our intelligence. As if this weren’t bad enough, can someone please explain to me the logic of any Black person supporting amnesty when the Black unemployment rate is in double digits? We can have honest disagreements on the issue of amnesty; but please don’t give me the perverted reasoning supporters of amnesty have been using:  “it’s an act of love,” “they are only looking for a better life,”  “it’s not their fault.” But these same proponents who want to justify ignoring the law based on some irrational, emotional tick refuse to apply the same empathy towards “Pookie” and “LaQueesha,” who  represent inner city America. When “Pookie” gets arrested for carrying a recreational amount of crack and get sentenced to a mandatory minimum of 20 years for a first time, non-violent offense, where are these Republican thespians advocating for an empathetic approach to law enforcement?  When  a Black woman in Florida fires a warning shot in the air to stop an abusive former husband from beating her and gets 20 years mandatory minimum, where are the Republican voices of empathy? If we are going to claim to be a nation of laws, then we can’t allow emotion to cause the unequal distribution of justice to continue.  If your basis for giving amnesty to illegals is “their intent”—they only want to make a better life; then how can you not apply the same logic to “Pookie” and “LaQueesha?”  Can you not make the same argument that they only want to make a better life for themselves and their families? Pro-amnesty Republicans sound like a bunch of liberals when they refuse to advocate for the enforcement of current immigration law because they claim to know the “intent” of the law breaker. These same pro amnesty members of the House and Senate have been relentless in accusing President Obama for not being trustworthy on health care (“you can keep your own doctor”), but are willing to work with and trust him on the enforcement side of the immigration debate. If you can’t trust Obama on healthcare, how can you trust him on immigration?   
Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/government affairs firm. He can be reached through his Web site,  www.raynardjackson.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at @raynard1223. 
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Monday, April 21, 2014

AZ Phoenix Mayor Stanton: Make your voice heard

I appreciate that thousands of Phoenix residents have done the same.  Tomorrow, you’ll have one more chance, and I hope you’ll join me and City Manager Ed Zuercher at City Hall. 
Mayor Stanton’s Budget Hearing
Tuesday, April 22
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
First Floor Assembly Room
City Hall
200 W. Washington St., Phoenix 
Even if you can’t be there in person, you can still participate in these four ways:
 
1. Tweet me with a comment, and remember to use my handle: @mayorstanton
 
2. Post a comment on my official Facebook page (facebook.com/mayorstanton)
 
3. Send an e-mail to mayor.stanton@phoenix.gov with the subject “Phoenix Budget”
 
4. Watch live on Phoenix Channel 11
 
I’ll be reading your Tweets, Facebook posts, and e-mails regarding the budget in addition to listening to public comment throughout the hearing.  And remember -- use the hashtag #phxbudget on any comments, questions or ideas submitted through social media. 
 
Your input and participation in this process is important to reach a budget that works for all of us. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
Greg

Please Note:  Due to space limitations, only the first 100 people will be allowed to sit in the Assembly Room, but all interested residents can still submit their comments for the public record or participate online.  Specific budget questions submitted will be responded to by City of Phoenix Budget and Research staff.

Federal Government Has Own Law Enforcement Agency

About the Federal Protective Service
The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is a federal law enforcement agency that provides integrated security and law enforcement services to federally owned and leased buildings, facilities, properties and other assets.

Read about a Day in the Life of the Federal Protective Service
Mission
The FPS mission is to render federal properties safe and secure for federal employees, officials and visitors in a professional and cost effective manner by deploying a highly trained and multi-disciplined police force. As the federal agency charged with protecting and delivering integrated law enforcement and security services to facilities owned or leased by the General Services Administration (GSA), FPS employs 1,225 federal staff (including 900 law enforcement security officers, criminal investigators, police officers, and support personnel) and 15,000 contract guard staff to secure over 9,000 buildings and safeguard their occupants. FPS provides comprehensive coverage for these facilities nationwide.
Protecting the critical infrastructure and key resources of the United States is essential to our nation's security, public health and safety, economic vitality and way of life. FPS protects one component of the nation's infrastructure by mitigating risk to federal facilities and their occupants.
FPS organizes its activities along three guiding principles: stakeholder service, technical expertise, and organizational excellence. Supporting these principles are immediate priorities that will allow FPS to meet its short-term goals and long-term strategic goals.
With nearly 40 years of law enforcement experience, FPS has established a physical security program to provide protection to GSA owned or leased federal facilities. From the installation of alarm systems, x-rays, magnetometers and entry control systems, to monitoring those systems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing uniformed police response and investigative follow-up, FPS is organized to protect and serve. The provision of contract protective security officer services, crime prevention seminars tailored to individual agency and employee needs, facility security surveys, integrating intelligence gathering and sharing, and maintaining special operations capabilities all serve to make FPS a world-class security force. What FPS does every day embodies the spirit of the Department and contributes to the achievement of Department goals and organizational excellence.
Primary Protective Services
·        Conducting Facility Security Assessments
·        Designing countermeasures for tenant agencies
·        Maintaining uniformed law enforcement presence
·        Maintaining armed contract security guards
·        Performing background suitability checks for contract employees
·        Monitoring security alarms via centralized communication centers
Additional Protective Services·        Conducting criminal investigations
·        Sharing intelligence among local/state/federal
·        Protecting special events
·        Working with FEMA to respond to natural disasters
·        Offering special operations including K-9 explosive detection
·        Training federal tenants in crime prevention and Occupant Emergency Planning
§ 102-74.365: The rules in this subpart apply to all property under the authority of GSA and to all persons entering in or on such property. Each occupant agency shall be responsible for the observance of these rules and regulations. Federal agencies must post the notice in the Appendix to this part at each public entrance to each Federal facility.
Leadership and Organization

The Federal Protective Service is headed by Director L. Eric Patterson.