A Pennsylvania Jewish group that has claimed the Internal Revenue Service is targeting pro-Israel groups introduced in federal court today a letter from an IRS agent to another, unnamed organization that tax experts said was likely outside the usual or appropriate scope of an IRS inquiry.
"Does your organization support the existence of the land of Israel?" IRS agent Tracy Dornette wrote the organization, according to this week's court filing, as part of its consideration of the organizations application for tax exempt status. "Describe your organization's religious belief sytem toward the land of Israel."Excuse me?
And the administration wonders why their problem with the Jewish community has only increased since Barack Obama was sworn in as President?
In other news, one of Mr. Obama's friends is in the news. The man was (rightly) denied an honor and he cannot stop whining about it. Dirk Johnson (Newsweek) reports that latest on sad, sad Bill Ayers:
In a rare interview, Ayers told NEWSWEEK that while he “felt very sad” for Christopher Kennedy and his family for “having to revisit this,” the board had unwisely “reacted emotionally” by denying him emeritus status. Ayers said he had “nothing to do with” Sirhan being listed on the page of names, work that he claimed was done by an artist conveying criticism of “the national policy of mass incarceration.” While he shared the artist’s critical views on prison policy, he said, he did not consider Sirhan to be a political prisoner.
Thomas Hardy, a spokesman for the University of Illinois system, notes that calls, letters, and e-mails have been “overwhelmingly supportive” of Kennedy’s statement and the board’s action. The student government has also passed a resolution supporting the move. At a Nov. 18 board meeting, where a retired Chicago police officer described the Days of Rage in 1969, the trustees declined to revisit their decision.
In the above excerpt, Mr. Ayers is insisting that he wasn't responsible for the dedication (he was, the Weather Underground published the book and if Bernardine's sex toy could not get his wayon the dedication, then I will assume Bill was not a sex toy but a sexual victim all those years). Strange that it took him all this time to disown the dedication, right?
He was all for the dedication and he is a press whore, he is always looking for publicity. Only now is he saying he disagrees with the dedication?
He is such a liar. He provided cover for President Obama in 2007. That is when their relationship was first being noted -- by the British press, of course -- and the first lies being created -- including that their kids were the same age.
Here is the thing that I hate most about Bill Ayers: He still, to this day, pretends he is about helping the African-American community.
African-Americans who did the same things as he did went to prison. He went calling on rich Daddy who threw money at the Chicago cesspool and they went to bat for Bill Ayers. The Black Panthers remain targeted for actions in the early 70s, Bill Ayers got a pass because he is White and had a rich Daddy. That he worked that angle made it very clear he was not interested in anything but promoting Bill Ayers.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: