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Federal judge orders IRS to reveal identities of employees who targeted conservatives for audit

Amidst the flood of bad news is a piece of very good news.

In 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), headed at the time by Lois Lerner, admitted it was applying extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. Lerner said:

“That was wrong. That was absolutely incorrect, it was insensitive and it was inappropriate. … The IRS would like to apologize for that.”

Lois Lerner

As usual, Congress was totally useless in their investigation and hearings, as NOTHING happened to Lerner (she had already resigned from the IRS) or the other IRS employees who engaged in the criminal harassment of conservatives, Christians, and Tea Party groups by singling them out for special scrutiny and audit.

It took a lone federal judge to do what Congress should have done.

Brooke Singman for Fox News, Aug. 21, 2017, that after years of litigation by conservative groups against the IRS’ targeting, Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered the IRS to:

  • Release the names of specific IRS employees involved in targeting Tea Party groups.
  • Provide information about which groups and individuals were targeted and why.
  • Provide assurance — a strategy — that such targeting doesn’t happen again.
  • Search for further related records in other agency databases for the time period spanning 2009 to March 27, 2015. Judge Walton gave the IRS until Oct. 16 to complete the search.

Chris Farrell, director of investigations and research at Judicial Watch whose organization is also involved in litigation with the IRS on this issue, told Fox News that the IRS owes litigants “real accountability”:

“This was creepy, chilling stuff. Judge Walton has accomplished more with one ruling than all of the rest of the federal government—all three branches—over the last six years. The IRS is one of the most feared government agencies, and they’ve gotten a pass, in part. Walton is looking for real accountability and that’s so important.”

True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said:

“We’re thrilled the judge has taken this step and it feels good to have it recognized that they need to be held to account. What happened to me was very personal—my name was thrown around the IRS, and the names of the people involved need to be known. What they did was criminal.”

Engelbrecht also said that “the fight” under the Trump administration has been “every bit as difficult” as it was under the Obama administration:

“They are still entrenched on the idea that the IRS did nothing wrong and all of America now knows that is not the case. What we’re fighting for is we want to see a policy that prohibits viewpoint discrimination. Holding the IRS accountable and personalizing it is a great step forward to coax each one out of their den of thieves. We are fighting on behalf of all Americans, because if it could happen to us, it can happen to anyone.

A Justice Department spokesperson told Fox News:

“We are reviewing the order and will respond accordingly. We do not comment on pending litigation.”

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~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: ‘a house of prayer for all peoples’

Isaiah 56: 1, 5-6

Thus says the Lord:
Observe what is right, do what is just;
for my salvation is about to come,
my justice, about to be revealed.

The foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
ministering to him,
loving the name of the Lord,
and becoming his servants—
all who keep the sabbath free from profanation
and hold to my covenant,
them I will bring to my holy mountain
and make joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and sacrifices
will be acceptable on my altar,
for my house shall be called
a house of prayer for all peoples.

Romans 11:13-15, 29-32

Brothers and sisters:
I am speaking to you Gentiles.
Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles,
I glory in my ministry in order to make my race jealous
and thus save some of them.
For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world,
what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.
Just as you once disobeyed God
but have now received mercy because of their disobedience,
so they have now disobeyed in order that,
by virtue of the mercy shown to you,
they too may now receive mercy.
For God delivered all to disobedience,
that he might have mercy upon all.

Can today’s readings from both the Old and New Testaments be any clearer that God is not a tribal deity of just the self-described “chosen people”?

Recall that the first people to see Jesus were Gentiles — the magi — who were also the first Gentiles to receive His salvific grace. As recounted in Matthew 2:12:

“And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.”

Jesus came for all of us, Jew and Gentile, no matter our race, country, gender, language, or creed — all who are not so much chosen as choose. In Christ’s own words, they are “whoever believes in me,” “do the works that I do,” who love Him by keeping His commandments (John 14:12, 15), and who “deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23).

As St. Paul makes clear about Jesus’ mission: “He is mediator of a new covenant” (Hebrews 9:15) and “In speaking of a new covenant, He makes the first one obsolete” (Hebrews 8:13).

And for that, they publicly humiliated, tortured and crucified Him.

The least we can do is to tell Him we love him with our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole mind, and with every ounce of our whole strength.

May the peace and love and strength of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you this glorious Sunday morning, despite our country’s descent into engineered chaos,

~Eowyn

A Prayer for President Trump

Please bow your heads, close your eyes, and say this prayer for President Trump and for America:

Heavenly Father,

Your servant, our President Donald J. Trump, is under attack like we’ve never seen before.

Lord, today I come before you to ask that the armies of Heaven are dispatched to do battle against the demons who are trying to destroy your servant, our President Donald J. Trump.

Lord, it says in Your word that where two or three are gathered in Your name and pray according to Your will, it will be done. And today I am joined by thousands who are praying this prayer. We ask that You pour out Your Spirit upon this nation and heal this land so that our president can do the work that we asked him to do.

Lord, he is under attack at every single turn — the Russian investigation, accusations of racism . . . . But we know that You called him forward for such a time as this. He not a perfect man, none of us are. We’re all sinners. I’m a sinner. But it is through Your grace and mercy and work on the cross that gives us salvation from our carnal nature.

Lord, I’m calling down the blood of Jesus to cover our president and all who are fighting with him. No weapon formed against him shall prosper. The fiery darts of the enemy will crumble at his feet.

Lord, you know this, that those who would work to destroy this nation — the globalists, the socialists, the communists, and the liberals — they have mounted a force to take him down, so that Satan’s agenda for this country and the world would be complete.

Lord, America is the last beacon of hope in the world. The Devil wants to destroy it and bring it under his reign, subject to the global order, so that his son, the AntiChrist, may rise up and reveal himself and enslave the world.

Lord, I know that it is written that these days will arrive and there’s nothing we can do to prevent the written word of Your prophecies. But Lord, we ask that You extend the grace period so that more souls may be won — won for Heaven before the day of judgment arrives.

Lord, our hearts cry out in Your name. Please hear our prayer and strike down our foes, so that love will prevail again in this land. Strike down the agents of Satan who have corrupted the hearts of our enemy. Soften them, Lord. Soften their hearts and open their eyes to Your plan for this nation, that our president, Donald J. Trump, is working to fulfill.

Lord, I pray this in Your name. I pray this in the name of Yeshua the Messiah who reigns forever and ever.

Amen.

Send this prayer to at least three people you know.

Let’s get a massive prayer chain going to fight this relentless assault on our President Trump.

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May God bless you, and may God have mercy on the United States of America.

~Eowyn

Huffington Post goes racist on resignation of Steve Bannon: ‘Goy, Bye!’

The shocking news came this morning that Steve Bannon, President Trump’s White House Chief Strategist and former CEO of Breitbart credited with helping Trump win the 2016 election, had resigned two weeks ago, on August 7.

But the news is awash in ambiguity.

The New York Times reports:

President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion.

The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time.

Meanwhile, this is how Huffington Post reacts to Bannon’s resignation:

Goy (plural “goyim”) is the Hebrew pejorative word for a non-Jew.

Why HuffPost would make an issue about Bannon’s ethnicity is baffling because under CEO Bannon, Breitbart News has always been pro Israel.

HuffPost‘s racist “Goy, Bye!” headline was met with outrage from even anti-Trumpers:

  • Keith Olbermann tweeted, “WTF?”
  • New York Post‘s Jewish contributor Seth Mandel tweeted: “Someone at HuffPo thought this headline was a good idea.”

So HuffPost quickly changed the headline. Alas, the Left being what they are, the new headline “White Flight” is no less racist and race-baiting as the previous “Goy, Bye!”. (Breitbart)

UPDATE:

As of this afternoon (Friday, Aug. 18), Bannon has returned to Breitbart News as its Executive Chairman.

Bannon told author Joshua Green:

“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.”

According to the Gateway Pundit:

Breitbart News is plotting to go ‘thermonuclear’ against ‘globalists’ inside the Trump administration. Bannon may also be personally gearing up to take on the Drudge Report’s Matt Drudge.

According to former Trump aide Sam Nunberg, Bannon believes Drudge ‘accelerated’ his White House exit driven by continuous negative coverage.

Speaking of Drudge Report, I’ve been perturbed by Matt Drudge’s negative links on Trump and, frankly, no longer read Drudge Report or use it as a news source. I suggest that conservatives do the same.

H/t FOTM‘s DCG.

~Eowyn

California is No. 1 for hate groups, report says

california

Even though this report was issued by one of the liberals’ favorite organizations, the Southern Poverty Law Center, don’t expect the MSM to run with this story. Doesn’t fit their current narrative.

From Fox News: The states with the highest number of hate groups may not be the areas of the country that many people would assume.

California ranks highest among the 50 states, with nearly 80 different hate groups calling the Golden State home, says a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center. Most of the groups are concentrated in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay area and the Sacramento region, the report says.

Data show the western half of the U.S. has significantly fewer hate groups than the East Coast, the report says, but California — the nation’s most populous state — easily has the highest number of hate groups operating within its borders.

The “Hate Map” report shows 917 hate groups operating across the country. It includes data not only on white supremacists, but Black Separatist organizations and anti-LGBT groups as well.

The report also cites numbers from 2016 that show 130 Ku Klux Klan groups and 193 Black Separatist groups active across the county. The SPLC also notes there has been a nearly 200  percent increase in anti-Muslim groups since 2015.

In 2011, the total number hit its peak with over 1,000 groups operating. That number dropped to 784 just three years later, but there has been a steady increase since then. The SPLC also says in its report that the country has seen an unprecedented rise in hate groups since the turn of the century. In 1999 when there were only 457 documented groups in the country.

Florida ranks No. 2 with 63 hate groups, and is No. 1 on the East Coast.

Ranking third is New York state, home to 47 hate groups. Pennsylvania is not far behind, with 40 groups.

States with the lowest numbers of hate groups lie mostly in the Midwest and West. Iowa has only four groups in operation, while Wyoming and New Mexico have two apiece and North Dakota and Vermont have one each.

Data for the “Hate Map” list was compiled using hate group publications and websites, citizen and law-enforcement reports, sources from the field and news reports, the SPLC says.

DCG

Intercession for Rulers both Good and Evil

Pray For Peace

Question: Is peace what the Lord wants? Can we pray for peace in any expectation of answered prayer?
Answer: The following verses affirm both:

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Question: But isn’t God warlike? Doesn’t He bring destruction?
Answer: Yes, sometimes, but that is not His heart’s desire, He is no friend of war and the following verse declares:

“He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the chariots with fire.” – Psalm 46:9

Question: But what about evil rulers? Can our prayers change them?
Answer: Yes, according to Proverbs 21:1, it appears that the Lord can and will impose His plans on all rulers, both good and bad.

“The heart of the King is like a stream of waters in the hands of God, and he turns it wherever he chooses.” – Proverbs 21:1

Conclusion: We should pray tirelessly that in our day the Lord would impose His thoughts and His desires on all people in authority, elected and non-elected, good and evil, small and great, in spite of themselves.

Question: Can God actually force His thoughts on Kim Jong Un, or the leaders of Iran?
Answer:

  1. According to Proverbs 21:1, yes He can.
  2. And According to 1 Timothy 2:1-4, He wants us to pray that way.
  3. In answer to prayer, for 8 years He frustrated the plans of Brack Obama.
  4. In answer to prayer, He forced Hillary Clinton to make a fool of herself repeatedly and lose an election she had bought and paid for.
  5. In answer to prayer, He removed war monger John McCain from the equation. (Hint: pray for mercy on John’s soul; he won’t be back.)

“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”

In Heaven there is nobody imprisoned or tortured. There is no weeping or grieving. There is no famine, or illness. And in this first section of the Lord’s prayer, we are told to intercede with the Father to bring His will into effect on earth in our day.

Friends, I encourage you to pray for peace every day, and not to allow doubt to take hold of you. In obedience to God, and in humility and faith, your prayers are more powerful than you are even capable of comprehending.

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” – Ephesians 3:20-21

War mongers not welcome here

I am not ashamed to go to war if it can’t be avoided, and to fight to win. But neither am I ashamed to pray fervently for peace.

Signs of Charlottesville ‘white supremacist’ rally being a false flag

Last weekend, a planned “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces, descended into violence when what the MSM describe as “white supremacists” clashed with counter-protesters, forcing the city to declare a state of emergency.

A white man named James Alex Fields, Jr. rammed his car into a group of counter-demonstrators, killing a liberal, Heather Heyer, and injuring 19. Fields is in police custody, denied bond, and charged with one count of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, failure to stop for an accident involving a death, and hit-and-run.

Evidence is mounting that the rally and violence may have been staged, although the car crashing into protesters was very real, as you can see in this video:

If the rally was staged, what happened in Charlottesville was a false flag — a traumatic public event staged by government to advance its covert agenda. However, the government is not the Trump administration, but the deep state that means to damage, discredit and remove President Trump by aligning him with the rally’s alleged white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Here’s the evidence:

(1) The White Supremacist Leader

Incredibly, the leader of what the MSM call the rally’s “white supremacist Nazis” is a former avid Obama supporter and Occupy Wall Street protester named Jason Kessler, who supposedly did a 180° reversal and became a Trump supporter.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center:

“Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama.

At one recent speech in favor of Charlottesville’s status as a sanctuary city, Kessler live-streamed himself as an attendee questioned him and apologized for an undisclosed spat during Kessler’s apparent involvement with Occupy. Kessler appeared visibly perturbed by the woman’s presence and reminders of their past association….

Regardless of Kessler’s past politics, the rightward shift in his views was first put on display in November, 2016 when his tirade against [Vice-Mayor of Charlottesville] Wes Bellamy began.”

In 2011, Jason Kessler worked for CNN as an “assignment editor”, but we are to believe that now he’s a neo-Nazi white supremacist?

In 2014, Kessler did a public reading of his poem “White Devils”. Would a “white supremacist” do that?

More bizarrely still, according to a self-identified Alt-Rightist activist and organizer named Eli Mosley @ThatEliMosley, a former roommate of Jason Kessler says Kessler is a “failed pothead” who “reinvented himself as a white supremacist”. More bizarrely still, Mosley claims that Kessler’s grandmother’s maiden name was Goldberg, which would make Kessler at least part Jewish.

(2) Unite the Right

If Jason Kessler, the leader of Unite the Right, is suspect, what about his group?

There is buzz on the Internet that Unite the Right is a George Soros-funded “honeypot psyop” of Antifa goons disguised as Nazis.

InfoWars‘ Alex Jones observed that some of the “white supremacist” protesters at Charlottesville actually were Jewish actors who looked like the cast of the TV sitcom Seinfeld. Jones said:

“Nothing against Jews in general, but they are leftist Jews that want to create this clash and they go dress up as Nazis. I have footage in Austin — we’re going to find it somewhere here at the office — where it literally looks like cast of ‘Seinfeld’ or like Howard Stern in a Nazi outfit. They all look like Howard Stern. They almost got like little curly hair down, and they’re just up there heiling Hitler. You can tell they are totally uncomfortable, they are totally scared and it’s all just meant to create the clash.”

Alex Jones later made clear that he wasn’t saying that all “Unite the Right” protesters were Jewish actors, but that some of the so-called white supremacists in Charlottesville looked oddly Jewish.

Jones explained that his suspicion is not unreasonable given the many hoax anti-Semitic hate crimes that turned out to have been committed by Jews. A recent example is “Fake Terrorist: ISIS jihadist calling for attacks on U.S. & Australia is a Jew who lived with his parents in Florida”.

In an effort to verify Jones’ assertion, I found this video from the Charlottesville rally of “white supremacists” carrying flaming torches, making the “Heil Hitler” hand salute, and shouting “We’re standing up for our rights! We’re proud to be white! White lives matter!”.

Do some of the “white supremacists” look Jewish to you?

(3) Crisis Actors

Investigative journalist and founder/editor-in-chief of Disobedient Media William Craddick @williamcraddick tweets:

“There were provocateurs on both sides of the crowd fomenting violence and creating justification for martial law.”

How many of the protesters, on either side, are real?

We know there are “public relations” firms that solicit actors for events, including rallies and protests. Below are a Craig’s List ad by Crowds on Demand — a Los Angeles public relations firm — soliciting “actors and photographers” in Charlotte, NC, to “participate” in “events”, followed by another Craig’s List ad soliciting people for a “Stop Trump” event.

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(4) The Driver

Here is what we are told about James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, the driver of the car that plowed into the crowd, killing Heather Heyer and injuring others (Heavy.com):

  • Fields recently moved to Maumee, Ohio, from Kentucky.
  • A security officer for Securitas Security Services USA who “performed his duties satisfactorily,” Fields was on previously requested vacation time when he attended the rally. After he was arrested, Securitas promptly fired him on Monday, August 14.
  • An uncle, under the condition of anonymity, told The Washington Post that Fields was raised by his paraplegic mom after his dad was killed by a drunk driver just a few months after Fields was born.
  • Fields has no criminal history. However, according to the AP, his mother had called 911 twice in the past, telling officers that he had beaten her.
  • High school teacher Derek Weimer said Fields had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was on anti-psychotic medication. Weimer also said Fields “really bought into this white supremacist thing. He was very big into Nazism. He really had a fondness for Adolf Hitler.”
  • The car that rammed into the crowd in Charlottesville, a gray 2010 Dodge Challenger, was registered in Fields’ name.
  • Charlottesville Police Chief, Al Thomas, said the crash was premeditated.

However, according to Ruby Henley of Investment Watch Blog (IWB), citing Tweeter “Whitehouse Plumber” @rharrisonfries (who identifies himself as a retired television broadcast manager and U.S. Navy), James A. Fields “was a supporter of Hillary Clinton and a member of Antifa funded by George Soros.”

More confusing still, according to former NSA operative Jim Stone, James Alex Fields Jr. is not who the MSM say he is:

“‘James Alex Fields Jr’ – supposedly of Maumee, OH – doesn’t turn up when you search his name on Intelius. Oh, plenty of James A Fields exist, but none 20 years old from OH (or VA or anywhere else in the USA).”

Using the people search engine Spokeo, I found there are 5,149 people named “James Fields” in the United States:

  • 365 “James Fields” in Ohio, none of whom is a “James A. Fields,” age 20. In fact Ohio has no 2o-year-old “James Fields”.
  • 342 “James Fields” in Kentucky, none of whom is a “James A. Fields,” age 20. Nor does Kentucky have any 2o-year-old “James Fields”.

Stone claims that the man who actually crashed the car is “a seasoned military veteran” named James G. Field, age 32, and that the name of “the patsy” is actually James Bloom. Indeed, according to The Blade, the name of the paraplegic mother of “James A. Fields, Jr.” is Samantha Bloom, of Florence, Kentucky.

Spokeo says there is a “Samantha Lea Bloom,” aka Samantha Meyer, 49, whose most recent address is in Maumee, Ohio, and who had lived in Florence, Kentucky, and Silver Grove, Kentucky. Spokeo has no family members for Samantha Bloom. However, when she was in Silver Grove, she lived with a “James Meyer” (could this be “James A. Fields, Jr.”?)

Below are side-by-side pics of the driver in the car (screenshot taken from a video of Charlottesville), James Alex Fields Jr. (who Stone says is really named James Bloom), and James Field, 32.

Compare the side of the face and the mouth of the three men. To me, James Field, 32, more resembles the driver: same lean face, same mouth.

(5) The Police

Charlottesville police were told by the mayor to stand down. Trial lawyer Robert Barnes @Barnes_Law, referring to a tweet by ACLU of Virginia, tweeted that:

ACLU confirms that police were given stand-down order. This invited the violence the city used to shut down a court-permitted protest.”

VDare reports:

“Antifa,” the openly communist, anti-white and violent thugs who exist solely to attack European-Americans, were out in force in the city, using the cowardly tactics they specialize in: spraying demonstrators with mace, throwing bottles and bricks, and attacking people with weapons (including a homemade flamethrower).

It is quite true, as VDARE.com reported, that the police did not protect [Unite the Right] demonstrators from Antifa and did little to prevent confrontations. Attendees of the demonstration, rather than walking a clear path to the park, were instead forced to walk through a line of screaming protesters….

Then activists, totally unprotected by police, were deliberately funneled into a gauntlet of attacking Communists, in a kind of Kill Zone. Injuries on both sides were predictable….

All of this occurred after a “state of emergency” had been declared and demonstrations were supposed to have been halted….

Violence did not just “break out” at Unite The Right. Attendees were attacked—by Leftists and by the police. They worked together as seamlessly as if they had common leadership.

The video below shows Charlottesville police standing by, just watching the “killer car” drive by:

H/t Jim Fetzer, John Molloy, FOTM‘s DCG, josephbc69, lophatt and maziel.

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~Eowyn