Patterico's Pontifications

3/26/2013

Federal Tax Money Has Funded Radicals. CAIR, and Even Brett Kimberlin

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:49 pm

Did you know that some of your tax dollars go to the Tides Foundation?

And from there, some of those dollars go to CAIR (and from there to Hamas), some go to organizations that promote dictators . . . and some Tides dollars have gone to Brett Kimberlin.

Which means that federal tax money has sponsored harassment of your humble host.

I can’t think of anything the federal government could possibly cut. Can you?

51 Responses to “Federal Tax Money Has Funded Radicals. CAIR, and Even Brett Kimberlin”

  1. fascists are so tricksy with money

    especially other people’s

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  2. I heard an interview with a Congressman in a house transportation committee.
    The FAA got more money for this year, even after the sequester, than they had requested.
    So why then are some airports being closed with their control towers empty?

    wait for it…

    to get rid of those private contractors and fill with unionized folk instead, when no one is looking, or when they are for that matter, nobody seems to be able to do much.

    When is the one going to do a Bloomberg and do something about that pesky 2 term rule.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  3. Since they want to provide us with a “just world,” it goes pretty much without saying.

    I “just” wish these ignorant lefties would “just” leave us alone.

    Especially without my money to finance their justiness.

    And since they seem to finance about every boring program on NPR and PBS, along with the Gates, the Kellogs, the MacArthurs and the Kochs, et al, I really resent all the non-stop pledge drives to keep those government-funded enterprises going.

    Heh.

    Ag80 (b2c81f)

  4. they don’t just finance the programs they buy airtime for their narratives

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  5. I liked it better when the tax dollars supporting Brett Kimberlin were paying for his pinstripes, and the key to his jail cell.

    Elephant Stone (2c6acd)

  6. I’d say they should cut their throats.

    We’ll all be a lot better off.

    Jcw46 (0af03c)

  7. I’m wondering if the new Cyprus style of taxing will apply to no account foundations and college endowments?

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  8. I’m wondering if the new Cyprus style of taxing will apply to no account foundations and college endowments?

    No.

    Rob Crawford (6c262f)

  9. The artificially low interest rates on your savings has already robbed the savers in this nation without making a sound.

    I am really offended but not surprised to see tax payer funds going to left wing organizations like the Tides Foundation. Same money laundering issues with the unions. Government funds union workers projects while the unions fund Democrat campaign who again fund union projects while at the same time shielding unions and themselves from bad laws like Obamacare. It is a travesty.

    TexasMom2012 (cee89f)

  10. This is news?

    beer 'n pretzels (6ef50f)

  11. Compare and contrast the benevolent Tides $ with the evil Kock Brothers $, then compare and contrast the focus and outrage of the Left on same.

    JD (3cbfc7)

  12. Federal money goes to Planned Parenthood. Enough said.

    Amphipolis (d3e04f)

  13. Hmm, maybe we could close down White HOuse tours, or would that be too mean?

    Patricia (be0117)

  14. According to Joan Walsh, it is racist to point out that the Obamas are Spring Breaking in the Bahamas while the evil sequester forced the same White House to cancel public visits during their spring breaks. Because racists. STFU

    JD (b63a52)

  15. Who is paying for the “Spring Breaking in the Bahamas, JD?

    The Obamas pay for their vacations, but the costs for protection by the Secret Service et al, are our commitment made and obligation undertaken to keep the President and his family safe.

    Perry (23796f)

  16. It is racist to point our that the Secret Service cannot afford a pittance to manage the WH tours, but are dispatched to the Bahamas for Spring Break. Let them eat cake. Never mind, Bloomberg and Michelle won’t allow that. And you would never understand why it is wrong.

    JD (b63a52)

  17. The Obamas pay for their vacations, but the costs for protection by the Secret Service et al, are our commitment made and obligation undertaken to keep the President and his family safe.

    When the Secret Service protects the President in a facility that is not hardened, it takes advance crews, local and federal police, Navy SEALs, and a whole lot of staffers moving equipment around to prepare the location for keeping the President and his family safe. Local police forces end up footing the bill for their time too. $400,000 from local pockets to keep them around last Hawaii vacay.

    A static location with defensive measures already taken therein, eg the White House, costs boatloads less than other locations. The Secret Service have houses and dorms near the White House and Camp David. When they travel they rent whole floors of hotel rooms and office buildings. The Presidential limo and backup limos have to be flown in a C-17. AF1 and AF2 cost $187,000 per hour to fly. Flying to Hawaii and back in AF1 costs nearly $4,000,000. That’s one airplane. Then add the advance teams, communications teams, several and sundry staffers, etc in separate planes. Then add the fact that Barack and Michelle Obama have flown in separate planes hours apart several times. Bo the dog is rumored to have taken a trip without either Michelle or Barack in the plane at least once.

    bonhomme (275f23)

  18. Aside from all that, why are they taking trips to some of the nation’s most expensive getaways once a month anyway? The infamous 1% doesn’t even get that much vacation time in a year. We’re talking the 0.001% in America that get that sort of leisure travel.

    bonhomme (275f23)

  19. Racisty racey racists!!!

    Colonel Haiku (d17e3f)

  20. Someone got a problem with their hard-earned money being handed to low-life slime?

    Colonel Haiku (5a559c)

  21. “The FAA got more money for this year, even after the sequester, than they had requested.
    So why then are some airports being closed with their control towers empty?”

    The sequester requires cuts at the programs and activities level. So if one is over funded, you can’t just transfer to another.

    ChadP (c770a7)

  22. I think we should just shut down every airport. Because of the sequester that Obama designed, suggested, pushed into place, vowed to veto changes to, vowed that it would never go into effect, and threatened to veto a bill that would have given him more flexibility.

    JD (b63a52)

  23. Budget sequestration has been around for a while, like since the 80′s, and it’s not that “designed.” It’s just hard caps. And it does require both houses of congress and the president to pass, just like any law.

    ChadP (c770a7)

  24. There isn’t money for tuition support for the troops, but there is for the Palestinian authority
    and for Morsy, how does that work?

    narciso (3fec35)

  25. “There isn’t money for tuition support for the troops, but there is for the Palestinian authority
    and for Morsy, how does that work?”

    Because that’s how the sequester works — caps hit at the program and activity level. Outraged articles on partisan news sources probably don’t explain that. But that’s probably because that’s not why people go to those sources.

    ChadP (c770a7)

  26. I call BS on #26. They can’t even cut the growth in spending, let alone cut actual spending.

    Colonel Haiku (ae1281)

  27. Your faux superiority is cute, ChadP.

    JD (b63a52)

  28. It sounds like BS, but that’s what sequestration is.

    ChadP (c770a7)

  29. It doesn’t sound like BS. It is BS. There are no “cuts”. To claim that a reduction in a projected rate of growth is a cut is to declare yourself a fool.

    JD (b63a52)

  30. If it reads like BS, and sounds like BS, in all likelihood, it is BS.

    Colonel Haiku (ae1281)

  31. I don’t know where you get this idea but the CBO describes the sequester as an “automated reduction in government spending.” What do you think the sequester is?

    ChadP (c770a7)

  32. I don’t know where you get this idea but the CBO describes the sequester as an “automated reduction in government spending.” What do you think the sequester is?

    Complete Orwellian nonsense. 2012 spending at level x. 2013 projected at x + 5%. Sequester lowers to x + 4.5%

    DRACONIAN CUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JD (b63a52)

  33. Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to ChadP. And Lars. And beerandcoffee, And many many many others.

    JD (b63a52)

  34. So now it’s not so bad? You noticed the sequester reduces the deficit right?

    ChadP (c770a7)

  35. Perry,

    You’re so dishonest.

    The taxpayer not only pays for Secret Service protection, but also for the overhead of Air Force One, and for all of the support staff that accompany the Obamas on their vacation. That’s usually a ton of people.

    Elephant Stone (293069)

  36. FYI – the following names are associated with the IPs that Lars and beerandcoffee have utilized, and there are undoubtedly more.

    In no particular order …
    Lars
    beerandcoffee
    Hippocrates
    Spointer
    SmeartheQueer
    Sheldon
    VetthePrez
    Fortunate Son
    UNSKEW
    ACAB
    RomneyShambles
    Kinlaw
    Choll
    DaveM

    Also,
    Sammy
    Lemon.Wet.Good
    Imdw

    JD (b63a52)

  37. If we’re going to cut off the White House tours, can we also cut off the White House going on tours to the Bahamas, Hawaii, Florida, Aspen, et al ?

    Elephant Stone (293069)

  38. It doesn’t even reduce a deficit. Maybe a projected deficit. Reduces the projected rate of growth of the national debt. Yippee!

    Kthxby

    JD (b63a52)

  39. That’s how calling out the BSers works.

    Now please cut the growth of your BS and make some draconian cuts in your output, Chad.

    Colonel Haiku (ae1281)

  40. Do you plan on using any more? Actually, it is more appropriate to ask how many more you plan on using, because at this point, you have proven it to be a compulsion, and obsession.

    JD (b63a52)

  41. Chad, you are so much more charming when you and your folk singing partner Jeremy sing, “A Summer Song.”

    But when you attempt to pontificate on politics, you sound like…Yoko Ono.

    That’s not good, bro.

    Elephant Stone (293069)

  42. It crawled back under its rock. Temporarily.

    JD (b63a52)

  43. It sequestered itself.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  44. Will DHS have to hire immigrants to patrol the border?

    “Doing jobs Americans won’t do because the Government doesn’t want to pay them due to those evil House Republicans and their imposed Sequestration.”

    Sounds to me like a clarion call for the resurrection of the Minuteman Project, just in time for April 19th!

    askeptic (2bb434)

  45. Comment by JD (b63a52) — 3/27/2013 @ 6:44 pm

    IMaDickWad!
    Missed it, Not!

    askeptic (2bb434)

  46. Bo’s Vacations, w/other family members…..

    Do you know of any company in America where for a mere few billion, you could become the CEO of a company whose shareholders would be forced to sit back and watch for four years while you run up trillion dollar deficits and parcel out billions to your friends? Without going to jail or being marched out in handcuffs. A company that will allow you to indulge yourself, travel anywhere at company expense, live the good life, and only work when you feel like it. That will legally indemnify you against all shareholder lawsuits, while allowing you to dispose not only of their investments, but of their personal property in any way you see fit.

    There is only one such company. It’s called the United States Government.”

    Courtesy of Ed Driscoll @ Insty

    askeptic (2bb434)

  47. Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 3/27/2013 @ 5:55 pm

    That could justify Congressional Re-Call with Extreme Prejudice!

    askeptic (b8ab92)

  48. Comment by MD in Philly (3d3f72) — 3/26/2013 @ 9:59 pm

    When is the one going to do a Bloomberg and do something about that pesky 2 term rule.

    There’s no legal way to do it. Bloomberg just agreed with the City Council to do it. The federal two-term limit is more entreched. By the way I was not against the term limit being extended for mayor – I never was for it – I was only for it for all those otehr positions, where you don’t have competituvce elections. (although the elections of 1981, 1985 and maybe 1997 weren’t too competituve either)

    There’s a big problem now – how can New York City stay the way it is – how can a standard Democrat not get elected mayor?

    Joe Lhota (Republican) or maybe Sal Albanese (obscure Democrat) might be tolerable mayors.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  49. Hey, so a little money squirts through the cracks, lookit what $60 Billion can do to restore your neighbors to health and safety:

    http://www.jammiewf.com/2013/mike-bloombergs-gun-control-paradise-sandy-ravaged-staten-islanders-fend-off-looters-with-rakes-and-sticks/

    We all need the nanny state once in a while.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  50. A few weeks ago I heard on the news that the US was cutting the college tuition program for our soldiers in the military. This means that when our kids come back from Iran missing their legs and arms that we will refuse them the money to go to college so that they have to be grieved even more and pay for it on their own. Sadly, we will have to explain to them that we spent the money on expanding gay rights with our treasury money instead of making sure the people who defend our country will have education opportunities when they come back. We will make sure that the lawmakers,politicians,and judges get their huge salaries right out of the department of treasury (the same place tuition programs would come from) and then turn around and tell everyone there is a sequester period to make up for the billions we spent on expanding gay marriage (did you think they write legislature for free just for gay marriage? Sorry troops, money had to come from somewhere to legalize gay marriage). So pretty much the government is saying we need gay marriage more then we do education. Oh and that we dont care if you come home from war with missing body parts either. As long as you understand how much more important gay marriage is then your education and tuition programs.

    tsuelue (ddc987)


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