Every IT-savvy commenter and coblogger was saying that all of these emails are periodically backed up to tapes which are always available.
The IRS kept claiming they weren’t. They claimed they were lost, or missing, or “recycled” every six months.
People not in the IRS kept saying “Bullshit, the point of the tapes is to keep them forever.”
So yes. This new investigator, Mr. Camus, set out to find the tapes which the IRS head swore under oath did not exist and he found them. In two weeks.
This suggests the very real policy that multiple hands at the IRS deliberately lied to Congress in order to end Congress’ search for the tapes, and that they further did not do the minimum due diligence required by law in cooperating with a federal subpoena: As Mr. Camus states, when he went to the storage facility in West Virginia, which is “exactly where you’d expect [the tapes] to be,” the IT people there found them immediately, and furthermore said that no one had ever before asked for the tapes.
Oh, I wouldn’t exactly count on that. After all, these are employees of an out-of-control bureaucracy in an illegitimate government–they lie as a matter of course, without the slightest fear of repercussion or reprisal. Thus:
I’m happy that we can pretend for a while there’s incriminating evidence on them that will finally allow for a prosecution of Lois Lerner and anyone else involved in using the IRS for thuggery.
Now we can put this to bed, right?
But I don’t believe a word of it.
The idea that the guys directly in charge of these suddenly found backups elected to say nothing to anyone, and waited for someone to come ask for them, like Cinderella waiting for prince Charming to show up and put the glass slipper on, is bunk. The only way that could have happened is if the IT people in at least one group have gotten up every morning for at least a year, showered, shaved, dressed, and showed up at work where they stuck their heads in buckets of mud for the entire day. It only could happen if they live in Plato’s cave when they go home at night.
It must be sweet in that department that didn’t start going over what they had for backups from day 1 when it was revealed that the IRS lost the backups. It must be awesome to work for a boss who didn’t come down and say, “so, what’s up with these backups! Because we’re being made to look pretty damned foolish! Do we have that stuff or not! I want to know ASAP because I expect to be on a bridge call by 12:00 where everyone, the Pope included, is going to be asking that question.”
But the call never came? So they just went back to their daily business? With all the news going on about missing backups? They didn’t know who to tell maybe? So they just told no one?
Anyone with half a brain, who’s had half an ounce of responsibility knows that somewhere someone was going to answer for those missing backups. And it behooves the guys who are supposed to have them, to be able to answer that they in fact do have them, if all it takes is for them to go look.
And you can bet your sweet bippy they went and looked. And they pro-actively told someone above them.
Yet we’re supposed to believe they said nothing.
For over a year.
Alan goes on to suggest that the situation involves an even more nefarious motive for the coverup than some of us might wish to believe, which presents us with a further question: are they that smart? You bet they are…for certain values of “smart.” Bear in mind what I’ve said all along about our Emperor, His Royal Splendiferousness Barrack Hussein Abdul Mohammed Shitstain: cunning and devious ain’t necessarily the same thing as smart.
The IRS is easily the most powerful (and most feared, with very good reason) agency of a rogue, contra-Constitutional government, and it–along with said illegitimate government, which wields it like a cudgel to rob and cow its subjects–is completely out of control. A truly free and self-respecting people would not for a moment countenance such an abominable agency’s continued existence; a truly legitimate national authority reliant on the consent of the governed wouldn’t need it. I can’t think of any plainer, more honest way of putting it than that. Which brings us to this:
Consider the evidence of enemy action thus far:
– The federal government is replacing the American voters with invaders.
– The executive branch has been materially in contempt of federal court for years.
– The federal government has commenced banning rifle cartridges.
– The regulatory state has transformed into an unaccountable, all powerful entity.
– The government has seized control of the only free information source.
– The executive branch has just co-opted the power of the purse from the legislative.
– The legislative branch has willfully and deliberately surrendered it’s authority.
– The federal government has seized control of the health care industry.
– The regulatory state has been weaponized to crush peaceful challenges to authority.
– The federal government has turned a massive spy apparatus upon the citizenry.
– The executive branch refuses to curb it’s abuses of power and criminal excesses.
– State sovereignty has been obliterated.
– The regulatory state has been fully captured by those it was to govern.
– The judicial branch has been stacked with rubber stamping ideologues.
– Unalienable rights under natural law have been materially breached.
Every possible peaceful avenue of redress has failed us. All attempts at civility met with spittle and derision. Each “compromise” answered only with churlish demands for “more.” The Rubicon has at last been crossed fellow patriots. No more compliance. No more acceptance. No more of our money and no more of our liberty. If they want our precious possessions now, they’ll have to earn them – at cost.
The government’s fools have finally rendered the law dead, just as they have rendered this nation dead. The old rules that bound us are now so much vapor and soot – so it has been openly decreed by our putative masters. But in casting off their – and our – obligations to law, they willingly and knowing surrender the protection it once afforded them. They no longer have license, they now lack mandate, and we no longer owe them fealty. The body of tyrants that was once our government is now entitled to only what treasure they can seize, what obedience they can force and what respect they can coerce with lash and blade.
There is a problem with tyranny blatantly declaring itself and starting to operate out in the open as such: it abnegates all pretense to legitimacy, abandons all claim to the loyalty of its subjects, and opens itself to resistance, insurrection, and sabotage as morally and legally justifiable* forms of dissent. Which only means that the tyrant is going to have to get busy redefining treason to include all those on his suddenly-expanded enemies list.
So nobody, but nobody, should be at all surprised that that’s exactly what the tyrant has done.
At one time, the term “terrorist” was used very narrowly. The government applied that label to people like Osama bin Laden and other Islamic jihadists. But now the Obama administration is removing all references to Islam from terror training materials, and instead the term “terrorist” is being applied to large groups of American citizens.
And if you are a “terrorist”, that means that you have no rights and the government can treat you just like it treats the terrorists that are being held at Guantanamo Bay. So if you belong to a group of people that is now being referred to as “potential terrorists”, please don’t take it as a joke. The first step to persecuting any group of people is to demonize them. And right now large groups of peaceful, law-abiding citizens are being ruthlessly demonized.
Below is a list of 72 types of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” and “potential terrorists” in official U.S. government documents. To see the original source document for each point, just click on the link. As you can see, this list covers most of the country…
That list is lengthy, and covers pretty much every living soul likely to be reading this post, including its author. I won’t transcribe it; chances are you all know who you are already, and what your would-be masters think of you and intend to do about you. But if you have any doubts about exactly what kind of country you now live in, whether it retains any plausible claim on your allegiance, or where your relationship to the liberal-fascist Superstate now stands, I urge you to go and have a look–and to face up to the ugly reality at last. Which is this: Constitution-revering, patriotic, real Americans not only no longer have representation in our national institutions; we no longer have a nation at all.
Conduct yourselves accordingly, folks.
*Timeless words, deathless principle: “Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government…when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” Sound like anybody you know, perchance?