Where is this heading?

First there’s this:

Dinesh D’Souza, director of the 2012 documentary “2016: Obama’s America,” was arrested and indicted for campaign finance fraud on Thursday, Reuters reports.

And then there’s this:

Conservative activist James O’Keefe is accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration of targeting his group with document requests and a subpoena, claiming the Democratic governor’s recent comments critical of conservatives “aren’t simply words.”

But who cares about this?

TAXPROF ROUNDUP: The IRS Scandal, Day 259.

You have to be very brave to be on the right side of politics in the United States today.

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21 Responses to Where is this heading?

  1. stackja

    You have to be very brave to be on the right side of politics in the United States today.

    In another era Give me liberty, or give me death!

    It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    Perhaps Texas will secede. This time the Mexicans would probably be on their side. Mexico is moving decidedly towards realist policy.

  3. Leo G

    D’Souza first learned he was being investigated in the middle of 2013, several months after 2016 had earned $33 million at the box office and become the second-most-popular political documentary in U.S. history. The film included an interview with Obama’s half-brother, George Obama, who was mildly critical of the president.

  4. Crossie

    The film included an interview with Obama’s half-brother, George Obama, who was mildly critical of the president.

    We can’t have anyone even mildly critical of the Messiah.

    Besides, Obama’s government seems to be very good at persecuting his critics but can’t put together a functioning health insurance website. You can see where the expertise is directed.

  5. Pedro

    Gold
    “You’re free to favor welfare and gay marriage and free health-care while rejecting fundamental liberal ideas about what separates the state from a vast criminal enterprise. The problem is that there aren’t any other remotely plausible ideas about what might separate a state from a criminal enterprise. But maybe you’re a hard-headed utilitarian realist who believes that states are bound to act as vast criminal concerns, but that the better, smarter states maximize the efficiency of the criminal side of things by branching out into all sort of less evidently criminal lines of business that keep their victims/subjects/citizens safe, healthy, and fairly well satisfied with their lot. “

  6. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Leo G at 10:29 pm:

    ” D’Souza first learned he was being investigated in the middle of 2013, several months after 2016 had earned $33 million at the box office and become the second-most-popular political documentary in U.S. history. The film included an interview with Obama’s half-brother, George Obama, who was mildly critical of the president.”

    Well, right from the jump that is a provocatively racist act, encouraging this George fellow to bag The Wun.

    The Tax and Electoral Offices could hardly go after him ‘cos last time I heard he was living on the streets as a recently declared US citizen, after arriving illegally 25 years ago from Bangui or Ruhondo or wherever the Obamas were born. Or was that the uncle?

    Someone had to pay for dissing the Sun King – D’Souza just happened to be next nearest at the time holding a bank account.

  7. Rabz

    Where is this heading?

    Towards another Revolution, hopefully.

  8. C.L.

    That’s three conservative film-makers Obama and Holder have charged or arrested, the first being the “anti-Islam video maker” who was arrested and disappeared at 3 in the morning.

  9. C.L.

    One man freak show Bill de Blasio agrees with Governor Cuomo that conservatives must leave New York state: video.

  10. Ant

    Sounds like a police state to me.

  11. WhaleHunt Fun

    The Kenyan will probably last out his term.
    The parasites, bludgers and leeches outnumber the workers so the Democrats will win again next time.
    Nothing can be done until the place is bankrupted and sinks into chaos.
    Think Syria but with more guns.

  12. C.L.

    Ace of Spades:

    Coincidence: Hollywood’s only conservative group is getting close IRS nonprofit scrutiny

    Another Coincidence: James O’Keefe Group Being Audited by NY. Again.

    Yet Another Coincidence: Dinesh D’Souza Indicted For Election Fraud

    Still Another Coincidence: IRS Proposes New 501(c)(4) Rules That Just Happen to Cover Most Tea Party Groups

    Story links:

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/346688.php

  13. Cool Head

    The battle here (in the US) is between the public and private economies. The private economy is doing well for the rich white folks while Obama’s constituency is subject to immense harm – median wage dropped by more than 10% while the top incomes are rising!
    The area that I work in, innovation, is incredibly strong, we just can’t find enough highly trained math science people.
    Unfortunately those of us on the right need to keep quiet to avoid scutiny, I’m here to take the money and return to Oz.
    At some point it will get so bad that some form of economic counter-revolution will occur. just how bad it has to get is an interesting question.

  14. MT Isa Miner

    Cool Head

    #1166055, posted on January 25, 2014 at 4:12 am

    The battle here (in the US) is between the public and private economies. The private economy is doing well for the rich white folks while Obama’s constituency is subject to immense harm – median wage dropped by more than 10% while the top incomes are rising!
    The area that I work in, innovation, is incredibly strong, we just can’t find enough highly trained math science people.
    Unfortunately those of us on the right need to keep quiet to avoid scutiny, I’m here to take the money and return to Oz.
    At some point it will get so bad that some form of economic counter-revolution will occur. just how bad it has to get is an interesting question.

    Coolhead, is this what you think or what you have SEEN and HEARD. I mean, is it like a open secret that I would figure out if an ordinary person worked there or are you part of a more politically aware group. What do ordinary people say?

  15. Demosthenes

    How many people does the IRS audit every year?

  16. stackja

    MT Isa Miner
    #1166141, posted on January 25, 2014 at 8:09 am
    What do ordinary people say?

    No one’s really listening to the president now.

  17. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Demosthenes at 9:45 am:

    “How many people does the IRS audit every year?”

    Curiously you misapprehend the purpose of the discussion.

    “How many declared political enemies of the Magic Negro does the IRS audit every year?”

    should make it clearer for you.

  18. Demosthenes

    Curiously you misapprehend the purpose of the discussion.

    My question is relevant to yours. Also, I’m genuinely curious.

  19. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Demosthenes at 5:40 pm:

    “My question is relevant to yours. Also, I’m genuinely curious.”

    Chuckle, chuckle, youse a funny boy now, yeah.

    If that were genuinely so you’d have discovered Google by now – type g, o, o, g, l, e up in the top right hand corner and follow yer nose.

    Whatever the answer the dissolute race baiting down low traitorous muslim t_rd squatting in the White House, fouling it as a shanty town, shouldn’t be ordering or endorsing it, even to just one single taxpayer … don’t you think?

  20. Joe Goodacre

    We’re watching unfold in front of our eyes the dangerous centralisation of power in the US.

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