Tag Archive: Arrogance


Gowdy: Dem Rep. Complaints About Six-Figure Salary ‘Laughable’

 

 

 

 

 

 

” South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy Friday called it “laughable” that lawmakers are underpaid, blasting veteran Virginia Democratic Rep. Jim Moran complaints about a six-figure salary for a job that’s “priceless.”

“ I know a lot of people in the world that are underpaid — in fact I live with one, who’s a schoolteacher,” Gowdy told FOX News host Greta Van Susteren in an interview posted by Mediaite.

“ But members of Congress are incredibly blessed … to have the jobs that we have. Nobody makes us run. Every two years we offer for public office, and if you don’t want to do it then don’t run.”

  Twenty-four-year veteran Moran, who is retiring at the end of the year, groused Thursday lawmakers are “underpaid” and that many cannot “afford to live decently.” 

  Gowdy called that hogwash. “The notion that you can make $174,000 in this country and be underpaid is laughable,” he added. “We are better off than 99.9 percent of the people we claim to work for. And I would be embarrassed to say that — given our job performance and our salary — that we are anything other than grossly overcompensated.” “

   Newsmax has the story on Jim Moran’s “laughable” notion that Congress is “underpaid” and Congressman Gowdy’s absolutely appropriate response .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch GOP Senator Take Harry Reid To Task For Arrogant Comments

 

 

Sen Thune Calls Out Dingy Harry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reid’s Justification For New Obamacare Signup Delay: ‘People Are Not Educated On How To Use The Internet

 

 

 

 

” It’s not that HealthCare.gov is a nightmare. Instead, it’s the fault of incompetent Americans.

  That’s the jist of what Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D–Nev.) said today, when asked by a reporter about the Obama administration’s decision, which was reported on last night, that people could claim they had tried to sign up before the March 31st deadline and still enroll in Obamacare in April.”

 

 

Read more of Dirty Reid and the Idiot Americans at Heritage.org . What an arrogant , condescending , lying POS .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CT Governor Dannel Malloy To Gun Owners: “You Lost,” Get Over It

 

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” As Connecticut is in the midst of a very serious situation regarding guns and gun registration, Governor Daniel Malloy attended a town meeting this week to address constituents at John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut. During that event, a pro-gun citizen, who has opposed the legislation signed into law by Malloy, which requires gun owners to register their semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines or be considered felons, asked how Malloy could push legislation that is against law abiding gun owners while abolishing the death penalty and offered early release for violent criminals. Malloy’s answer was not to point to the State Constitution, but to point to the people’s desire to “feel safe.” In that respect, he told the questioner that the legislation regarding gun registration had gone through each branch of government and “your side lost.” In essence, Malloy said, “Get over it.” “

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Michigan Man Arrested For Taking Too Much Time To Talk During A Small Town Board Meeting

 

 

 

 

” Raw video of a Bridgeport, Michigan man being arrested on March 4, 2014 for taking too much time to talk during a township board meeting has emerged on Youtube under the anonymous moniker, “Carla Citizen.”  No contact information is available, nor is any information available as to the identity of the man.  There has been no coverage of this arrest anywhere on the Internet.

  The man is seen on video being led out the door while saying, “Don’t take it so rough.”  A police officer says, “Don’t resist.” and a loud thud is heard.  The man is then heard yelling, “Now I am being abused!  Get this on film!”

  The man is notified four separate times that his time is up.   He is not notified that if he fails to stop speaking, or to sit down, that he will face arrest.  In the span of 55 seconds the man is notified four times that his time to speak is up, and he is then summarily arrested not complying with the orders of police.  The police interaction with the man by the time of contact, to the time of arrest was exactly four seconds.  The man being arrested is clearly elderly and a four second window to comply with an order is unreasonable. 

  Video shows that the meeting was by no means a packed house.  There were more empty chairs than chairs taken by attendees.  It is not unreasonable to question what harm would have come in allowing the man another few minutes to speak.  Put in the proper context Bridgeport is a town with an estimated population between 7,000, and 8,000.  They are not managing billions of dollars and millions of people.  They are a small rural town .”

 

 

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Federal Agencies Spend Millions On First-Class Flights

 

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” What can $4,367 buy? For one NASA employee, it bought a business-class flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to Vienna, Austria. Coach-class fare for the same flight was $39.

  The federal government spent millions of dollars on thousands of upgraded flights for employees in 2012 and 2013, paying many times more for business and first-class seats than the same flights would have cost in coach or the government-contracted rate.

  Premium travel reports from 14 federal agencies documenting the flights show these agencies alone spent an estimated $8.7 million on 1,903 upgraded flights in those two years. That was about $6.4 million more than the same coach and government-rate flights would have cost.

  The agencies spent $5.7 million in 2012, almost double the $3 million they paid for premium travel in 2013.

  One flight from D.C. to Hanoi, Vietnam, for an informational meeting cost $15,529 instead of $1,649, according to the agency’s 2012 report.”

 

 

Read it all but swallow your coffee first and put down the mug .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SE Cupp: Democrats Have Double Standards On Candidates

 

 

 

 

 

” Yesterday, CNN “Crossfire” host SE Cupp called attention to ways in which Democrats apply double standards to the brains and beauty of candidates running for high office. Cupp noted that liberals were upset with Republicans for being too hard on Hillary Clinton, who is expected to run for President in 2016, because she was a woman.

“ So, Democrats can call Chris Christie fat, George Bush Hitler, Sarah Palin Caribou Barbie, Michele Bachmann crazy, Tim Scott a dummy and Nikki Haley the Seik Jesus – but calling Hillary ruthless?” Cupp remarked sarcastically. “Now, that’s a step too far.” “

 

Story continues at Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laughs From IJR

 

 

 

” The Breezy of the United Steezy, as new Late Show host Jimmy Fallon calls him, recently said “That’s the good thing about being president. I can do whatever I want.” The remark would be taken as more of a light-hearted joke, if his presidency weren’t so lawless and arrogant.”

Be sure to click through to see 100 examples of Obama lawlessness from IJR

Officer Framing Citizen On Camera

 

 

UK Cops Frame Pedestrian For DWI

 

 

 

    These UK cops fabricate a case for arresting a pedestrian , who is filming the police arresting protestors from a public sidewalk , for allegedly driving drunk even though none of the officers saw the man anywhere near a motor vehicle . Neither did the cops see anything to give rise to the suspicion that the cameraman was intoxicated  … other than the lying word of another cop .

    Shameful behavior really , with the police so brazen as to not even give pause to the fact that the entire incident was on tape . Watching it will make your “blood boil” , as the original poster said , and one cannot help but marvel at the restraint demonstrated by the video-cameraman .  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Words From Obama Are Frightening — and Revealing

 

 

 

 

 

” It’s less than comforting to hear the President make light of terrorist threats.

  In a recent interview with The New Yorker, President Obama referred to today’s al-Qaeda fighters as the “jayvee” team.

“ The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” he said.

  This shows that the Administration’s wishful thinking about al-Qaeda isn’t over. Obama and his fellow officials seem to think if you say something enough times, it will become true.

  Before Benghazi, they claimed al-Qaeda was defeated and on the run. Four dead Americans later, this was proven false.”

 

 

 

 

    Obama must be thinking that in terms of being a danger to America , Al-Qaeda is the second-string … that varsity , or first string team is his own administration . He has certainly caused more harm to America in five years than Al-Qaeda has in the past 25 . He and his administration have learned nothing from Benghazi . 

 

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Glenn Beck’s Open Letter To Gov. Cuomo: Are We Welcome In New York?

 

 

 

 

” Dear Gov. Cuomo:

  In light of your comments this past Friday, in which you declared that those “…extremist conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay” have no place in the state of New York, we would humbly request a written explanation as to whether or not we are welcome to do business in this state. For many of our employees are pro-life and believe strongly in the Second Amendment. All of us will stand against any group being discriminated against.

  But if we are not welcome, we will leave.

  To give you some background on who we are and what we believe, Mercury Radio Arts and TheBlaze Inc. is a multimedia news, opinion and entertainment company, dedicated to delivering high-quality programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through our Mercury One non-profit organization, we have also raised and given away for emergency relief over $14 million since its inception.

  We were the first responders to Coney Island during Superstorm Sandy, not the federal government and not the state government, but Mercury One. We are good neighbors. We employ approximately 200 people in the State of New York and well over 300 people nationally from Washington D.C. to Dallas, Texas.

  We don’t see things as left and right. We see things as right and wrong.

  And we believe that the only moral position is to stand up to bullies and fascists of all kinds. We believe in equal rights for all and special privileges for none. We believe it’s our duty to dedicate our life and sacred honor to all American citizens, and every last one of us deserves and has a right, not from our government, but from our Creator, to be heard.

  If the majority tramples on the rights of the minority we all lose.

  And the most important minority is the individual – whether he or she be an “extreme conservative” or an “extreme progressive.” “

The whole letter can be read at The Blaze

Top 100 Examples Of Arrogance Of The Obama Presidency In 2013

 

 

” Here are 100 examples that demonstrate the arrogance of the Obama Presidency:

1. Krauthammer: “Arrogance” Obama Is Showing Over Broken Obamacare Promise Is “Appalling” [RCP] “

 

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“What is shocking to me is the arrogance of the president who refuses to admit a plain truth. He did not say the truth. It could have been unwitting deception. It could have been a lie. But to stand there and pretend that, you know, other people haven’t quite understood his intent is just appalling.”

Here are 99 more examples to prove the point .

Five Reasons We Are Definitely Witnessing The End Of Men

 

 


” How do I know men are finished? I’ll read you a quote that says it all: “Yes. There have been times when I’ve been in a drunken stupor.” Toronto’s mayor, a shining example of modern manhood is what I would call the canary in the coal mine, only he’s not quite as delicate as the canary. Because, you know, He’s got “more than enough to eat at home.”

  Are men literally obsolete? Of course not, and if we had to prove that we could never win. For one thing, we haven’t figured out a way to harvest sperm without them being, you know, alive. But in order to win this debate we have to prove that men, quote unquote, as we’ve historically come to define them — entitled to power, destined for leadership, arrogant, confused by anything that isn’t them. As in: “I don’t understand. Is it a guy dressed up like a girl? Or a girl dressed up like a guy?” They are obsolete.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By All Means , Alienate Your Family And Friends On Christmas By Bringing Up Obamacare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TomCruise – My Job’s As Hard As Fighting In Afghanistan

” Tom Cruise not only thinks he trains harder than Olympic athletes, he believes his job as a professional actor is as grueling as fighting the war in Afghanistan — this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

As we reported, Cruise recently sat for a deposition in his $50 million libel suit against a magazine publisher that claimed he abandoned daughter Suri — and his quotes are GOLD. 

First, the Middle East — Tom says his location shoots are just like serving a tour in Afghanistan, “That’s what it feels like. And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal. It was brutal.” “

   Celebrity arrogance is boundless . This is what happens to people when they are provided with a life of great luxury , comfort and ease without actually doing anything of merit .

We’re On The Verge Of Bombing Another Country — Because A Few Conceited People Want To Feel Good About Themselves

 

 

 

” One telltale trait of narcissists is their ability only to see how their actions affect them, and not others. In the narcissist’s mind, if doing something makes him feel good, then the act is inherently good — even if it is terrible for lots of other people and makes an overall situation a whole lot worse.

This is a good way to understand the current proposal to bomb Syria.

From President Obama to British military leaders to the U.S. military planner who sculpted the attack plan, almost everyone acknowledges that sending cruise missiles into Syria will most likely not make anything better, will not stop the civil war and probably will not reduce human suffering. As the UK admits, the best (though certainly not guaranteed) chance of actually accomplishing any of those objectives is to mount a full-scale invasion.

Of course, that course of action could result in, among other things, thousands of U.S. casualties and roughly $300 billion a year in expenses. Understandably, those are costs America does not want to incur. And that’s where the narcissism comes in.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McCain: I Don’t Know How Many Passports We Let You Forge

” On Capitol Hill on Wednesday, CNSNews.com asked McCain, “Senator McCain, can I ask you a question about the Senate immigration bill? Under the bill, how many passports can someone forge before it becomes a crime?”

McCain said,  “You’re going to have to ask our folks that, I don’t think that we stand for any forgeries.”

CNSNews.com followed-up, “Can you tell me why that would be part of the bill in the first place?”

McCain answered, “ I cannot tell you that it is part of the bill.”

Facebook Page Nails Hamptons D-bags For Their Bad Behavior And Maddening Antics

 

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” Beware, Hamptons idiots — the D-bag patrol is on the prowl.

A Facebook page that documents the maddening antics of East End summer crowds has exploded in popularity this season, gaining nearly 1,000 followers with hundreds of postings of beachgoers at their worst.

Founded by a fed-up year-round resident, “Douche Spotter” has posted pictures of men pumping gas in Speedos, grown women arguing over parking spots and clueless moms getting high-end strollers stuck in the sandy beach.

Even Paul McCartney’s ex, Heather Mills, is captured on the site getting a traffic ticket in her white convertible.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Between 2010 And 2012, The IRS Spent $50 Million On Conferences

 

 

 

 

” The IRS spent $135,350 on 15 guest speakers at a single conference in Anaheim, according to a report by the Treasury Inspector General’s report, released by the House Government Oversight Committee Tuesday. The report states that the IRS spent $50 million on such conferences between 2010 and 2012.

A breakdown of spending from the report:

• The IRS reported that it expended $50,187 on videos for the conference, but was unable to provide any details supporting this cost.

• IRS management contracted with 15 outside speakers for presentations at a total cost of $135,350. Costs for outside speakers included a $17,000 fee for a keynote speaker whose presentation included creating six paintings of famous people to reinforce his message of finding creative solutions to challenges. Two of the paintings were given away at the conference, three were donated to charity, and one was lost, according to IRS management. Another keynote speaker was paid $27,500 which included a $2,500 fee authorized for first class airfare.

• IRS employees made three planning trips at a cost of approximately $35,800 prior to the conference.

The IRS also paid over $30,000 for 45 IRS employees who reside in the local area to stay at the hotels and incur per diem expenses while at the conference.

• Numerous gifts/promotional items were provided to attendees at an estimated cost of more than $64,000.”

      Who in their right mind can justify these blatant wastes of taxpayer funds ? Add to this waste the current politicization of this alleged non-partisan agency and even liberals should be ashamed of this typical example of big government .

     By now all of our readers have most likely heard of some of the other recently publicized efforts by the IRS … we refer to the movies that were produced with your hard earned money , the Star Trek  and the Gilligan’s Island “parodies , but in case you haven’t had a chance to see these pieces of expensive trash we include them below .

 

 

     Words fail us as to what genius thought that these films were money well spent , but given the arrogant climate that appears to dominate the IRS and the rest of Obama’s federal government it really should come as no surprise . If you are not outraged you are either not paying attention or have overdosed on the Kool-Aid .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast Your Ballot Now

 

 

The median wealth of a House member is $765,010… For a senator it’s $2.38 million. Yet, incredibly, they still enjoy all of this:

 

  • $174,000 salary
  • Free company car
  • Free gas
  • Free parking (even at airports)
  • Free flights almost anywhere in the world
  • Per diem travel allowance… up to $3,000 a trip
  • A month’s paid vacation
  • 3-day work-weeks
  • Free membership to a top-flight gym
  • Pension plan and 401K plan
  • Full retirement benefits (including up to 44% of their six figure salaries) at age 62
  • Free top of the line health insurance with 10 plans to choose from
  • Fully covered – even with pre-existing condition

” Being a member of Congress is the most lucrative “Public Service” job in the world. Are our representatives officially out of touch with the real America? Should Congress live like the rest of us?

Vote now to make your voice heard and receive a stunning report that shows the full scope of congressional abuse of power. You won’t believe how well members of Congress live – all at our expense.”

 

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IRS Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Theft Of 60 Million Medical Records

 

 

” The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges.

According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the IRS, alleging that some 60 million medical records from 10 million patients were stolen by 15 IRS agents. The personal health information seized on March 11, 2011, included psychological counseling, gynecological counseling, sexual/drug treatment and other medical treatment data.  

 

“This is an action involving the corruption and abuse of power by several Internal Revenue Service agents,” the complaint reads. “No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPPA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records,” it continued.”

 

 

 

 

     By all means let us trust these arrogant bureaucrats with our personal medical files . What could possibly go wrong ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.C. Turns On Obama

 

 

 

 

” The town is turning on President Obama — and this is very bad news for this White House.

Republicans have waited five years for the moment to put the screws to Obama — and they have one-third of all congressional committees on the case now. Establishment Democrats, never big fans of this president to begin with, are starting to speak out. And reporters are tripping over themselves to condemn lies, bullying and shadiness in the Obama administration.

Obama’s aloof mien and holier-than-thou rhetoric have left him with little reservoir of good will, even among Democrats. And the press, after years of being accused of being soft on Obama while being berated by West Wing aides on matters big and small, now has every incentive to be as ruthless as can be.

This White House’s instinctive petulance, arrogance and defensiveness have all worked to isolate Obama at a time when he most needs a support system. “It feel like they don’t know what they’re here to do,” a former senior Obama administration official said. “When there’s no narrative, stuff like this consumes you.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cuomo Staffers Elect To Quit

 

 

 

” Disenchanted members of Gov. Cuomo’s administration, embarrassed by the worsening government scandals and convinced that Cuomo won’t be president, will soon leave their jobs — just as the governor is stepping up plans to run for re-election next year.

Several “significant departures’’ are expected in the coming months, sources told The Post.

“A lot of people are looking to get out. They’re tired and, frankly, it’s not the best place to work,’’ said a source with first-hand knowledge of the situation. “There’s a lot of abuse that’s involved in working for the governor, and more and more people are saying, ‘What do we need this for?’ ’’ the source continued.”