Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly

The full text of this speech is available here: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/10/transcript-obama-address-on-isis-strategy/?cmpid=cmty_twitter_fn

(This Word Cloud was randomly generated at http://www.wordle.net.)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the GDP grew by a healthy (adjusted) 4.6% in the 2nd quarter after a decline of 2.1% the first quarter. Real Personal Consumption was up by 2.5%. Exports increased by 11.1%. (Read the full report here.) If we can keep this up, things should be looking good for the annual growth rate at the end of the year. Hopefully, jobs and tax revenues will follow.

Nonsequitur: Global Greening

September 26, 2014

SatelliteData_greening

While “Global Warming” appears to have stalled (or stopped?), it is clear that the climate models heralded by the IPCC are not very accurate. However, it is demonstrable that CO2 levels have increased in the Earth’s atmosphere. It is also demonstrable that these carbon increases are having a positive effect on the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

According the to the Treasury Inspector General’s report, Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review”, the IRS was targeting …

“Political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding government, educating on the constitution and bill of rights, social economic reform/movement” (pp. 30, 38)

I suppose you could argue that involvement with limiting/expanding government or social economic reform may have roots in political advocacy. But educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights is not political advocacy.

We require school children to have a basic understanding of the Constitution. We require individuals seeking naturalization to have a basic understanding of the Constitution. And it is assumed that we want American voters to understand the constitutional basis for their voting.

But the IRS apparently doesn’t want citizens to understand their Constitutional rights, at least under this administration.

What do “the People” want?

No fracking!  No flatulence!  Corporate executives in jail!  Turn everything off!