Leftie Hypocrisy Award Goes To Warren Buffett

Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Tax Hypocrisy | NetRight Daily.

Warren Buffet recently made the news by suggesting that the rich should pay more taxes, and that he wouldn’t mind paying more.

The problem is that his company is currently attempting to avoid paying taxes to the IRS, and there may be up to a billion dollars  of outstanding taxes owed  by his company to the IRS, or in dispute.

Berkshire Hathaway struggled for 14 years with the IRS over the dividends received deduction, which was finally settled in the company’s favor in 2005.

For at least 20 years, and probably much longer,  Buffett has been struggling to minimize his company’s taxes.

Why is Buffett not able to practice what he preaches?

Fall Guy: Kenneth Melson, acting ATF chief, gets moved

Ken Melson, the interim head of the ATF takes the fall for Obama administration’s (very illegal)  Fast and Furious Operation.  This guy met privately with Congressman Issa’s  investigative committee earlier this summer.  Perhaps this places the Obama administration on a tightrope.  They moved Melson to the Office of Legal Policy,  as a  senior adviser on forensic science.  Perhaps this is where they can keep him close by, where it’s easiest to watch him.

via Kenneth Melson, acting ATF chief, steps down – Jennifer Epstein – POLITICO.com.

Meanwhile…. U.S. attorney for Arizona, Dennis Burke, who felt so unhealthy when questioned by the Congressional investigators of Fast and Furious, that they had to stop,  has resigned from his post.

The rats are running for cover.

Found! Obama’s Uncle Omar

PICKET: Obama’s illegal uncle arrested; ‘Uncle Omar’ almost hits cop car, tries to call White House – Washington Times.

Omar Obama Onyango has surfaced due to a brush with police and a DUI charge.    He apparently rolled through a stop sign and turned left, nearly causing collisions .  He also is said to have “nearly rammed” a police car and to have had a breathalyzer test result of 0.14 mg/dl.   The Washington Times article by Kerry Picket corrects other media reports which reported that Mr. Onyango actually collided with the police car.

Opon booking at the police station, ‘Uncle Omar’ was offered the opportunity to make a phone call.  “I think I will call the White House,” was his reply, according to Framington police Lieutenant Delaney.

Uncle Omar, who now calls himself Onyango Obama,  is mentioned in  Obama’s book “Dreams from My Father” as one of the relatives who had emigrated from Kenya to America and was never heard from again. He now faces possible deportation as an illegal immigrant, in addition to DUI charges.

The Australian reports that Auntie Zeituni’s lawyer, Margaret Wong, of Cleveland, will also defend Uncle Omar.

More is available at the Boston Herald, which says that although Uncle Omar is an illegal immigrant,  he has a valid social security number and driver’s license.

Indiana Vouchers Boost Enrollment in Catholic Schools

Ind. vouchers prompt thousands to change schools.

Maybe it’s good that some kids can use Indiana State Vouchers to attend the private school of their choice.

Maybe it’s good that most of those vouchers are being utilized for Catholic School attendance.

Why does Pharmer say MAYBE??

Because the government always tries to control the institutions for which it supplies funding. So what does Indiana have in store for (additional)  control of Catholic schools??   Time will tell.

Kill Devil Hills: Aftermath of Irene

Pharmer sent a link to the Kill Devil Hills weather data, which was posted  here yesterday, to the Drudge Report. Coincidentally, the Drudge crew elected to link up an Irene aftermath story from…. yes, Kill Devil Hills, saying that less than expected damage had occurred.  Tropical storms  are known to be VERY WET.  Consistent with that fact, the  main damage from Irene  is from too much rain.

The media, with red faces, are still trying to tell us that Irene was a hurricane when it made landfall,  but as we can see from the rest of the wind graph at Kill Devil Hills……. it really was a Tropical Storm.  Even the wind GUSTS did not register at 50 mph, and sustained winds were well below that.


Obama might be kicking himself for ending the vacation early in order to “take command” of the disaster from the non-hurricane. Perhaps he can breathe a ginormous gust of hot air to dry the wetness left by Irene on the portion of the country to which he feels more attachment. (Those of us in flyover country have experienced his conspicuous detachment from our disasters.)
This video shows the desperate attempt at ABC News to make Obama seem relevant and connected to the management of response to Tropical Storm Irene. Note the pre-Irene footage from Kill Devil Hills.

Government Raids on Gibson Guitars

Gibson Guitar company has been raided for the second time over their supposed use of rare (endangered ) wood in making musical instruments.

Gibson is suing the government (Forestry and Wildlife agency) over a half million dollars in materials seized in 2009.  This second raid occurred just before the lawsuit trial date.

Indian authorities have certified the exportation of rosewood and ebony finger boards to be sent to Gibson guitars.  The U.S. government interprets Indian law differently to state that somehow the fingerboards are not legally obtained by Gibson.

Note…… it’s not just Gibson guitars which utilizes these fingerboards from India. It’s obvious to any guitarist who has shopped for various instruments. Gibson is singled out among the many musical instrument manufacturers for abuse.

Here’s WSJ coverage of Gibson’s woes and the fears that any musicians have over bringing instruments through customs.

The government is attempting to shut down Gibson Guitar Co. Hope and Change! Laser-like focus on JOBS!