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North Korea’s Kim: Another socialist dictator with multimillions in assets

The world sure is a strange place.

Socialist Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan dictator whose recent demise broke socialist Sean Penn’s heart, died with a family fortune worth $2 billion. (Socialist Sean Penn has an estimated net worth of $150 million.)

Similarly, the personal fortunes of the socialist Castro brothers (Fidel and Raúl) in socialist Cuba are estimated to be about $2 billion.

Now comes news that the socialist young leader of the socialist and increasingly belligerent North Korea has a slush fund of hundreds of millions of dollars secreted in bank accounts all over the world. This, in a country where reportedly, many are starving and driven to cannibalism because of years of famine and government mismanagement.

North Korea's new leader: Kim "Porky Pig" Jong Un

North Korea’s leader: Kim “Porky Pig” Jong Un

Chosun.com reports, March 11, 2013, that South Korean and U.S. authorities have found dozens of accounts presumed to belong to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in several banks in Shanghai and other parts of China. They contain hundreds of millions of dollars.

Yet for some reason the accounts were excluded from financial sanctions under the new UN Security Council Resolution 2098, posing questions over the effectiveness of the measures.

A government source in South Korea said an investigation that lasted for several years led South Korea and the U.S. to the accounts: “We have located the names of the account holders and account numbers, some of them set up in the days of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.”

South Korean and U.S. officials urged China to include the accounts in the latest sanctions against North Korea, but Beijing apparently refused.

In 2005, the U.S. froze US$25 million Kim Jong-il had deposited in some 50 accounts at Macau’s Banco Delta Asia. North Korea hit back by boycotting the six-party nuclear talks, launching a long-range missile and conducting its first nuclear test in 2006.

~Eowyn

Do it for the starving Washington staffers

This tragic event may trigger a catastrophic run on trust funds. –TD (snark)

wet poodle

This photo deserves a caption contest.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Sequester nearly starving staffers

By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

Automatic federal cuts are bringing staffers to the brink of starvation, suggested Debbie Wasserman Schultz, at a recent House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.

Restaurants on the House side of Congress are increasing in cost so much that aides are being “priced out” of a good meal, she said, as Fox News reported. The comments came by way of a discussion about the impacts of the sequester on lawmakers’ office budgets. Rep. Jim Moran said he may be forced to lay off a staffer — and then Ms. Wasserman Schultz weighed in with her tale of hard times.

Just to clarify: An 8-ounce bowl of Ham and Bean soup at the Cannon Office Building’s carry-out café costs $2. A gourmet wrap or sliced bread sandwich sells for about $5. And in the Longworth Building’s sit-down cafeteria, a serving of stuffed chicken, asparagus and mashed potatoes sells for about $7, Fox News finds.

Meanwhile, Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s staffers earn between $60,000 and $160,000 per year, Fox News reports. 

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/22/debbie-wasserman-schultz-sequester-nearly-starving/#ixzz2OOh1hKkr
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Obama says guns make us less safe…

…as he surrounds himself with guns

guns make us less safe

Typical Leftist motto: “Do as I say, not as I do”

~Joan

John Kerry still owes taxes on his $7 million yacht

For a man who is the wealthiest U.S. senator with an estimated wealth of $231 million, Massachusetts senator and former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is not only stingy, but a tax-cheat.

Two years ago, Kerry landed in political hot water for avoiding a six-figure sales tax bill by keeping his $7 million luxury yacht “Isabel” in Rhode Island, rather than Massachusetts. After the tax scandal broke, Kerry said he would immediately pay all sales and excise taxes to Massachusetts, and move the yacht to his home base of Nantucket, Mass.

But Joe Battenfeld reports for BostonHerald.com, May 29, 2012, that things haven’t changed two years later.

The $7 million Isabel was seen last week docked in tony Newport, R.I. — a strange location considering it’s the place that landed Kerry in hot water two summers ago. Kerry’s office told The Herald that the Isabel is still registered in Nantucket, and was apparently just making a stopover in Newport.

So The Herald called the Nantucket tax collector’s office last week. There is no record of any bills or payments in Kerry’s name. A spokeswoman for Kerry said the senator’s accountant had tried repeatedly to get the tax bill from Nantucket, but couldn’t get a response. The taxes, amounting to roughly $100, were finally paid in full last December, according to Kerry’s office.

The skipper of the Isabel docked in Rhode Island asked The Herald not to take videos or pictures of the yacht’s name.

H/t FOTM’s Eyes Wide Open.

Like many liberals, John Kerry is generous only with other people’s, i.e., taxpayers’ money.

In 1995, Kerry reportedly had a taxable income of $126,179, and made charitable contributions of $0. In 1994, he gave $2,039 to charity. In 1993, the figure was $175. In 1992, it was $820, and in 1991, it was $0. [Source]

~Eowyn

Barney Frank Supports the Commie “Protesters” While Seeking Wall Street Cash

The New Three Stooges

Yes, you read that right, and no, you have not accidentally swerved into the Onion.

Bawney Fwank, who I have posted about previously concerning his culpability when it comes to the financial and economic meltdown that this entire planet is now facing, actually supports those who, if they were even remotely bright enough, would be trampling the petunias into mush on his own front lawn.

Via politico.com:

Rep. Barney Frank might sympathize with the Occupy Wall Street protesters, but he’s still got friends in the financial world.

The Massachusetts Democrat is heading to New York hoping to raise tens of thousands of dollars Thursday at a fundraiser at the home of Charles Myers, a senior investment banking advisor at Evercore Partners. Myers is one of several Wall Street execs listed on the invite soliciting up to $2,500 from attendees for Frank’s reelection committee, according to a copy obtained by POLITICO.

Frank, the co-author of the sweeping financial regulatory reform bill signed into law last year, said in a recent interview with POLITICO that he didn’t see any conflict between supporting the protests and taking financial services money.

“If you take money from them, but you don’t vote [for] the things they want, how does that put you in conflict?” Frank questioned.

Frank said he supports the movement “to the extent that they obey the law” and that he wishes “that kind of energy was around two years ago when we were voting on the financial reform bill. We’d have a tougher bill.”

Frank spokesman Harry Gural said the event isn’t exclusively a Wall Street fundraiser, and will include members of the gay and lesbian community and others.

You will find the rest of the article at this link.

Justice is going to find this cretin one day – if not in this life, then most certainly the next.

When that day comes, I am going to be soooooooo glad that my name is not Barney Frank.

-Dave

White Liberals Want Herman Cain to Stay on the Plantation

October 13, 2011

White liberals say they're pro-blacks but approve of only one of the above. Why's that?

Arrogant white liberal tells Herman Cain how to be black

By Lloyd Marcus – Renew America – Oct 13, 2011

This article is for my black brother, a community leader and little league football coach who gets his news solely from the liberal mainstream media. Hopefully it will help him to understand why I, his big brother, is working with those white tea party people against his beloved black president.

This article is also for my black relatives who gave me a chilly reception at my grandmother’s 100th birthday party. I learned through the family grapevine they resent my involvement in the tea party and consider me an embarrassment to the family.

Well, I say to my embarrassed relatives, blame my instincts on the mentoring and leadership of my dad. My dad has been a Christian man of character and honor all of my life. So, when I see a characterless liberal political hack occupying my beloved country’s Oval Office, I refuse to join the flock of black sheep worshiping him because we share the same skin color.

To my relatives who have thrown their Christian values, principles and brains out of the window to give their black idol a pass, you guys are the ones who should be ashamed of yourselves. Marcus family tradition has drilled into us that it means something to be a Marcus; an adherence to a higher standard. YOUR SELLOUT TO SKIN COLOR EMBARRASSES ME! If you detect a bit of anger, you are correct.

Watching MSNBC white host Lawrence O’Donnell chastising black presidential candidate Herman Cain for not participating in the 1960s civil rights movement infuriated me. O’Donnell accused Cain of cowardly sitting on the sidelines while blacks and whites marched and protested for black civil rights. How dare this white guy who does not have a clue what it was like to be black in America in the 1960s attack a black person for not responding to racism the way he thinks he should have responded.

In the 60′s, most blacks did not march or protest in the streets, but fought for freedom in their own private ways; entrepreneurship, prayer, striving for excellence and etc. A black buddy of mine who went from being incarcerated as a teenager to becoming an art director in a prominent advertising agency attributes his success to a black high school art teacher, Lindy Jordan. Mr. Jordan mentored so many black youths, a scholarship was founded in his honor. Mr. Jordan was never seen in the streets protesting for civil rights. I submit that Mr. Jordan fought for black liberation and equality in the best way he knew how to fight; by mentoring black youths.

But, leave it to this probably former hippie spoiled brat white boy, O’Donnell, to think all blacks who did not march in the streets must have been Uncle Toms. O’Donnell’s liberal arrogance is off the chain. In my opinion Lawrence O’Donnell owes Mr. Jordan and other black American civil rights pioneers an apology.

O’Donnell is yet another white racist arrogant liberal attempting to dictate what is and is not acceptable black behavior. White liberal actress Janeane Garofalo displayed the same racist arrogance when she proclaimed black Republicans Michael Steele and Herman Cain to be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.

LISTEN UP, O’Donnell, Garofalo and all you other pompous liberal plantation slave massas. By the Grace of God, we black Americans are FREE; free to be successful entrepreneurs such as Herman Cain and countless other blacks rather than government dependent welfare recipients.

We blacks are free to live outside of your liberal stereotypical dictates. I prefer sushi over fried chicken. Does that make me “less” black? Probably yes, in the minds of arrogant liberal racists. How dare white liberals appoint themselves authorized to dictate what is and is not authentic black behavior.

O’Donnell followed up his program in which he spanked Cain for not being black enough with analysis from liberal plantation black overseer, Rev. Al Sharpton. As expected, Sharpton further trashed Cain.

Based on Sharpton’s betrayal of black America and his racially divisive and evil Tawana Brawley scandal, Al Sharpton is not even worthy to shine Herman Cain’s shoes. And yet, this is the guy the left has appointed “spokesperson” for black America; again confirming their arrogance. Herman Cain’s story is one of inspiration, courage and honor which epitomizes the American Dream.

If these paragons of tolerance and compassion on the left such as O’Donnell and Sharpton truly gave a d — about black America, they would herald Herman Cain as a hero. They would celebrate Cain as a shining example for black youths, illustrating the limitless success which can be achieved via education, hard work and character.

Sadly, inspiring black youths to pursue their dreams is NOT the intention of O’Donnell, Sharpton and the left. Their intention is to create another generation of Americans dependent on big government for survival. With Obama leading the campaign, they seek to create dumbed down Democrat voters who view themselves as victims and hate everything which has made America great; including capitalism and individual freedom.

O’Donnell’s question to Cain about his lack of involvement is the 1960′s civil rights movement was to portray him as an Uncle Tom. It was despicable. So, every time I hear these creeps on the left pontificate about their compassion for blacks, it turns my stomach.

The left views and values blacks only as pawns in their quest to portray America as the greatest source of evil in the world. The left deems happy America loving blacks who have achieved success via traditional routes such as education and hard work to be “paradigm breakers” and MUST be destroyed.

So, please forgive my lack of respect for my white “would be” liberal slave massas and their traitorous black overseers. These people are evil and must be defeated.

~Posted by Eowyn

How Politicians Are Like Serial Killers

After the (now former) Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) sex-photos scandal, the oh-so-useful media must have decided such scandals are no longer newsworthy. There was another Weiner-like scandal that happened in August, but you never heard or read about it, right?

A “progressive” Puerto Rico senator, Roberto Arango, posted explicit photos of himself on the gay cruising app Grindr.

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens; their President is the same as ours (Skippy); the United States Congress legislates many aspects of Puerto Rican life. The islanders elect their own governor, vote in U.S. presidential primaries but not in U.S. presidential elections. Arango’s New Progressive Party wants Puerto Rico to become America’s 51st state.

The AP reports that local news media published photos from the application showing, “a man’s nude upper body with a cell phone obscuring his face,” and another showing “a rear view of a nude man on his hands and knees.” The fuzzy image of the face seemed to match Arango’s, and the man in the photo was also wearing Arango’s trademark necklace.

When exposed (sorry for the pun), Arango gave this incredible denial:

“You know I’ve been losing weight. As I shed that weight, I’ve been taking pictures. I don’t remember taking this particular picture but I’m not gonna say I didn’t take it. I’d tell you if I remembered taking the picture, but I don’t.”

He then promptly presented a letter of resignation.

The best part of this story is this:

Arango had previously voted in favor of Resolution 99, a proposal that would block any attempt to permit same-sex marriages in Puerto Rico. He has also opposed adoption rights for gay people.

In other words, like so many politicians, Arango is a hypocrite and a liar and utterly without conscience and a sense of remorse.

And it just so happens that those personality traits that are so common to politicians — superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others — are also common to psychopathic serial killers!

Jim Kouri, a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, came to that conclusion by using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI’s behavioral analysis unit. Kouri notes that both groups of criminals are psychologically capable of committing their dirty deeds free of any concern for social, moral or legal consequences and with absolutely no remorse.

Violent homicide aside, our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nut-jobs. The only difference is that serial killers run from the police, whereas politicians merely run for office.

Find out if you, too, are a psychopath by going HERE:D

A big h/t to beloved fellow Dennis Kolb!

~Eowyn

Do Rich Americans Really Pay Less Taxes Than the Middle Class?

Eat the rich!

Like all Leftists, Obama’s irrepressible impulse is to demagogue by fomenting class envy and exploiting our resentment of those who have more, especially in today’s hard economic times.

That’s the basis of Skippy’s proposal yesterday to combat the federal government’s gargantuan $15 trillion deficit — the equivalent of 101% of America’s gross domestic product — by taxing “the rich.”

He called on Congress to increase taxes by $1.5 trillion as part of a 10-year deficit reduction package totaling more than $3 trillion. He proposed that Congress overhaul the tax code and impose what he called the “Buffett rule,” named for billionaire investor Warren Buffett — that “People making more than $1 million a year should not pay a smaller share of their income in taxes than middle-class families pay.”

Buffett wrote in a recent piece for The New York Times that “super-rich” people like him should gladly pay more taxes, and that the tax rate he paid last year was lower than that paid by any of the other 20 people in his office, including his secretary. But Buffet left out a vital bit of information from his pious op-ed:

Super-rich Buffet’s super-rich company, Berkshire Hathaway, owes the government tens of millions in taxes and has been wrangling with the IRS over this for years.

Trafficking on Americans’ sense of violated justice, Skippy declared that “the rich” should at least pay as much in taxes — be in the same tax bracket — as middle class Americans like Buffet’s secretary. “There is no justification for it,” Obama said. “It is wrong that in the United States of America, a teacher or a nurse or a construction worker who earns $50,000 should pay higher tax rates than somebody pulling in $50 million.”

But are the rich really taxed less than secretaries? Here’s a fact check by the Associated Press.

Stephen Ohlemacher reports for the AP, Sept. 20, 2011:

The data tell a different story. On average, the wealthiest people in America pay a lot more taxes than the middle class or the poor, according to private and government data. They pay at a higher rate, and as a group, they contribute a much larger share of the overall taxes collected by the federal government.

There may be individual millionaires who pay taxes at rates lower than middle-income workers. In 2009, 1,470 households filed tax returns with incomes above $1 million yet paid no federal income tax, according to the Internal Revenue Service. That, however, was less than 1 percent of the nearly 237,000 returns with incomes above $1 million.

[...] This year, households making more than $1 million will pay an average of 29.1% of their income in federal taxes, including income taxes and payroll taxes, according to the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank.

Households making between $50,000 and $75,000 will pay 15% of their income in federal taxes. Lower-income households will pay less. For example, households making between $40,000 and $50,000 will pay an average of 12.5% of their income in federal taxes. Households making between $20,000 and $30,000 will pay 5.7%.

The latest IRS figures are a few years older — and limited to federal income taxes — but show much the same thing. In 2009, taxpayers who made $1 million or more paid on average 24.4 percent of their income in federal income taxes, according to the IRS. Those making $100,000 to $125,000 paid on average 9.9 percent in federal income taxes. Those making $50,000 to $60,000 paid an average of 6.3 percent.

Obama’s claim hinges on the fact that, for high-income families and individuals, investment income is often taxed at a lower rate than wages. The top tax rate for dividends and capital gains is 15%. The top marginal tax rate for wages is 35%, though that is reserved for taxable income above $379,150.

With tax rates that high, why do so many people pay at lower rates? Because the tax code is riddled with more than $1 trillion in deductions, exemptions and credits, and they benefit people at every income level, according to data from the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress’ official scorekeeper on revenue issues.

The Tax Policy Center estimates that 46% of households, mostly low- and medium-income households, will pay no federal income taxes this year. Most, however, will pay other taxes, including Social Security payroll taxes.

Note that investment income is earnings that have already been taxed. It is money accrued from wages. In other words, investment income is actually income that is twice taxed!

Meanwhile, ever the hypocrite, mere hours after delivering his speech demonizing wealthy Americans, Skippy dined with some of these very Americans in New York. His haul last night is expected to exceed $2 million for his reelection campaign.

~Eowyn

Meateater Al Gore Blames Meateating for Global Warming

Al Gore is pontificating again.

This time, the “fat crazed sex poodle” wants us to ditch meat-heavy diets and go organic to combat global warming.

Robin Bravender reports for Politico, Aug 26, 2011, that during an interview with FearLess Revolution founder Alex Bogusky, Gore identifies industrial agriculture as “part of the problem” and that humans’ shift toward a more meat-intensive diet led to the clearing of forest areas in many parts of the world in order to raise more cattle, which in turn led to more global warming. He advocates organic farming and relying on “more productive, safer methods that put carbon back in the soil” to produce safer and better food.

Then Gore took a shot at the mining industry, calling mountaintop-removal mining a “horrible practice” that is “just incredibly harmful to the environment and to people.”

Gore — he who owns four energy-consuming luxury mansions and travels in carbon-spewing private jets — concluded his latest exercise in hypocrisy by equating climate change manmade global warming skeptics with racists, comparing the struggle against warming skeptics to the fight against racism during the 1960s civil rights movement.

I did a quick search on the net and found this video of Glenn Beck saying that Gore is a meat-eater (1:15 mark):

According to a 2007 article in USA Today, Gore has profited from zinc mining to the tune of $570,000 in royalty payments for the mineral rights to his property in Carthage, Tennessee. The zinc mine has released millions of pounds of potentially toxic substances.

Ground limestone left over from zinc mining in a valley near Gore's farm. Photo: Billy Kingsley, The Tennesseean.

Al Gore bought the land near the mines from his parents on Sept. 22, 1973, the same day his father bought it from Occidental Minerals, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum, and leased the mineral rights back to the company.

Gore’s spokeswoman Kalee Kreider said the terms of the 30-year lease provided fat Al “no legal recourse” even if he had wanted to cancel it. Kreider said Gore received $20,000 a year in royalties for 27 years and $10,000 per year in three years.

During the 1980s, the mine was the largest zinc-producing mine in the country. In the five-year period from 1998-2003, more than 19 million pounds of toxic substances were released into the air, water and land, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory data. Most of that was zinc pulled from the ground during mining.

Most of the improper discharges from the mines into nearby rivers and streams involved higher than allowed levels of zinc. One of those waterways was the Caney Fork River, which Gore used as a backdrop in his Oscar-winning documentary on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth.”

~Eowyn

Kiss of Death: Gore Loves Romney

Real Conservatives already know 2012 candidate Mitt Romney is a RINO.

But many Republicans are still deluded, or Romney’s poll numbers wouldn’t be so high. So this information is for all you sheeple Repubs out there.

In his first townhall meeting, in New Hampshire, since announcing he’s running — again — for the presidency, Romney said “he believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to that pattern.”

That got an enthusiastic knod of approval from none other than the phony Green guru, Al Gore, who owns four luxury mansions, travels in carbon-burning jet planes, and became a multimillionaire from peddling his Manmade Global Warming tripe.

This is what Gore wrote on his Al Gore’s Blog:

Good for Mitt Romney — though we’ve long passed the point where weak lip-service is enough on the Climate Crisis

June 15, 2011 : 12:49 PM

Yea, baby.

Way to go, Mitt Romney!

~Eowyn