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But seriously folks

You know, I hate Obama as much as the next swivel-eyed wingnut, but he’s a nothing. For all the damage he can do, he is still going to be gone in three years. The IRS is with us always.

If the IRS (and all the rest of the government covered by the pubic employees’ unions) are truly run by a bunch of leftard activists now, this is the most serious threat to the American experiment I’ve seen in my lifetime.

I’m so not kidding.

If (at least) 47% of the country completely loses faith in the honesty and fairness of the civil service, the union will not hold.

And these guys, they’re coming for everyone’s medical records soon.

Hoo. Boy.

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Comment from Davem123
Time: May 20, 2013, 11:24 pm

You are so right. Have Americans grown so willing to knuckle under that this garbage can stand, or will this start us on the path to confrontation?

On a happier note, my certified Weasel art arrived via the Royal Mail today! Thank you very much, Stoaty. Due to faulty note-taking I’ve received two fine drawings to stand in for a single dick. Both will be framed and take a place of honor on my wall.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 20, 2013, 11:29 pm

So I did screw that up? Oh, well. I wouldn’t want to short anybody a dick.

Seriously, if the media forces this to blow over, there’s something bad on the horizon. This is much, much more serious than any partisan wrangling. At a minimum, we have to push to abolish public employee unions. Oh, and a purge.

And, yes, our frenemies in the media think too highly of themselves and their position, but the thuggery aimed at them by this administration is terribly important, too. It’s scaring away whistleblowers already? Mission accomplished.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 20, 2013, 11:31 pm

It’s not so much that the bureaucrats are leftards, it’s that they are statists. Would it really make you happier if they were conservorons fscking with their perceived enemies?

The problem is the size, scope, and power of these hideously metastasized bureausarcomas.

And on the same happier note sung by Davem123, I also received my wonderful weasel art for DP#45 today. Greatly appreciated – thanks 1e6!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 20, 2013, 11:43 pm

Sorry for the inelegant Photoshop, by the way. I got a late start and the software fought me every inch of the way.

P’shop does that sometimes. Some days, it’s a pig.


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: May 20, 2013, 11:43 pm

Term limits for government employees.

You get five total years of employment in government: federal, state, county, city; & then we drag you out & execute you. No execeptions.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: May 20, 2013, 11:49 pm

We have suffered similar here in the UK for the past few decades – and it is getting worse.

By nature, as Uncle Al says, state employees tend to be statists but the Left worked out that the real power doesn’t reside with elected representatives but with their advisers and with the foot soldiers who apply the laws.

Couple the natural attraction of a Lefty to a state job with the opportunity to influence minds, control spending and penalise those of whom they disapprove and, well, what’s not to like?

‘Entryism’ is the word and if you think getting rid of termites from a house is a problem, just wait till you try to purge ‘climate change officers’, activist teachers and health service leeches (you have that joy to look forward to) from their sinecures.

This is going to get ugly before it gets better.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 20, 2013, 11:51 pm

@Stark Dickflüssig: “…then we drag you out & execute you. No execeptions.”

A lovely idea! But isn’t it self-limiting? Wouldn’t the executioners themselves be govt employees? I mean, I can’t imagine anyone would volunteer and do it for free… (-:


Comment from Jeff Gauch
Time: May 21, 2013, 12:15 am

Make it a wage limit. You can get up to $500,000 before taxes from the government. After that you can still do your job, but you’re working for free.


Comment from Timothy S. Carlson
Time: May 21, 2013, 12:17 am

I mean, I can’t imagine anyone would volunteer and do it for free

*raises hand, shakes it vigorously*

Me! Me, me, me, me! Pick me! Uncle, piiiiick meeeee!


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: May 21, 2013, 12:25 am

You’d have to pay me to NOT.


Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: May 21, 2013, 12:51 am

Hmmm, I’m smelling a pattern here… The Stoatone mailed them all ON THE SAME DAY!!! Maggie arrived safely here today as well. She will take pride of place once I get her framed. Thank you, Ms. Weasel, she is a treasure. Brought a tear to my eye when I first held her.


Comment from David Gillies
Time: May 21, 2013, 1:34 am

Antonio Gramsci was probably the most influential Leftist of all time. He worked out how Leftism could be drip-fed into society without all those messy revolutions.

There’s a part of me that wants the confrontation. If it comes, it will be very, very unpleasant and predicting the outcome is impossible. But I can’t see any way back from where we are without root-and-branch reform. It might mean something like 1789 except this time with the Jacobins ending up with their heads in baskets.


Comment from Nina
Time: May 21, 2013, 1:50 am

I’m trying really hard not to think about it.


Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: May 21, 2013, 3:47 am

While I agree with you about the permanent threat of the IRS, etc. there is one thing you said:

For all the damage he can do, he is still going to be gone in three years.

That is assuming facts not in evidence. So far the regime has shown no sign of being willing to obey either statute or Constitution. I do not expect either honest elections or for him to leave. And count me as part of the 47%+ that has lost faith in the honesty and fairness of the civil service. I am a retired Peace Officer [and yes, we swear the Oath to the Constitution], and I have dealt with those lop-eared duds.

Subotai Bahadur


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 21, 2013, 10:05 am

You are correct, Mrs C – I mailed a whole bunch in one go (did you get your tat also? It went out the same day).

I am now, at last, all caught up. Even our most recent winner, xul.


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: May 21, 2013, 2:03 pm

I disagree. The IRS works at the order of the executive branch, they act based on who is in charge. The president puts the people in charge at the top and they hire and fire those below them.

Yes, the entrenched bureaucracy in every part of government is the main problem (get Badger to show you “Yes, Minister” and “Yes, Prime Minister” for an inside look) but a strong exec with a clear vision can control that.


Comment from xul
Time: May 21, 2013, 3:20 pm

I would like to thank Her Stoatliness for the most excellent original Weasel art which I received yesterday! It will definitely be getting framed. I consider it to be the best birthday gift this year! I mean, seriously…what can beat a pic of a Weasel with a severed Gorgon head? (Maybe the severed head of one of our criminal pols? or their minions? ;) )


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 21, 2013, 3:51 pm

Gosh, it sounds like all my parcels are arriving at once.


Comment from AliceH
Time: May 21, 2013, 6:33 pm

I’m sure I’ll win a deadpool someday soon, and given that, I’d be willing to just have my winning weasel art sent out with your next batch of parcels. You know. To cut down on your overhead and save you time.


Comment from drew458
Time: May 21, 2013, 6:52 pm

I just stopped by to say that my Dick Replacement Kit arrived in the mail yesterday (dead pool #43), complete with the Red Fingerprint of Authenticity. I got a great little drawing of a recumbent lion, which I shall frame and show with pride.
I might even save the envelope, stamped on both sides with the much sought after Marca Da Weasel.


Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: May 21, 2013, 7:25 pm

I’ve sent the print to CSI, you should be hearing from them soon. Sorry, but they told me I would be getting audited if I didn’t turn someone in.


Comment from steve
Time: May 21, 2013, 7:39 pm

I might even save the envelope, stamped on both sides with the much sought after Marca Da Weasel.

A collector’s item in its own right!


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 21, 2013, 8:00 pm

I’ve used my thumbprint for a signature and a graphic element since I was a kid. It even appeared about 6″ high on the cover of a brochure once. Damn if I can remember what the brochure was for.

Point is, my career as a housebreaker was ruined years ago.


Comment from AltBBrown
Time: May 21, 2013, 8:19 pm

Just in kidz – Lois Lerner to plead 5th. I still hope they drag her ass out there to get it all on tape.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/05/irs-official-lois-lerner-to-plead-the-5th/


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: May 21, 2013, 8:30 pm

Isn’t that a de facto admission of criminal wrongdoing? The fifth isn’t there to spare you embarrassment. It’s so you don’t have to incriminate yourself.


Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: May 21, 2013, 8:44 pm

Technically, no. However, I don’t believe you can plead the fifth in a non-criminal matter.

Also, if they offer immunity, you can’t plead the fifth any more.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: May 21, 2013, 9:53 pm

So, uhm, who is going to prison for this?


Comment from Randy Rager
Time: May 22, 2013, 3:30 am

I have to wonder what has them so pissbritches scared that this is a diversion. Ye Gads, WHAT are they hiding?


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Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: May 22, 2013, 11:18 pm

S. Weasel: Isn’t that a de facto admission of criminal wrongdoing?

Stark Dickflüssig: Technically, no.

True. Refusal to testify cannot be interpreted as a confession by implication. NYC had an ordinance under which any employee who pled the Fifth in a matter connected with his work was automatically fired; the courts struck it down. (See today’s Best of the Web for details.)

However, I don’t believe you can plead the fifth in a non-criminal matter.

One most certainly can. Popehat has chronicled the eminently deserved disasters of “Prenda Law”, a crowd so sleazy that “shysters” would be a compliment. One of the more entertaining moments of the, ah, saga was when the principals appeared before an angry Federal judge to explain their antics – and they all pled the Fifth, though they have not yet been criminally charged.

(Judge Wright hit them with $81,000 in costs and fees to opposing counsel, plus ethics referrals to state bar associations, plus recommendations to the IRS and US Attorneys for criminal investigations. He also referred to one hapless underling as “just a redshirt”.)

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