Teh Squeaky Wheel
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbiliños!
I see the current IRS Commissioner has extended his middle finger to the citizenry:
WASHINGTON — Internal Revenue Service documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee could take years to produce, the IRS commissioner said.The House Oversight Committee has asked for all e-mails to and from Lerner, her subordinate Holly Paz, General Counsel WIlliam Wilkins and chief of staff Jonathan Davis. It also wants all e-mails to and from any IRS employee and anyone at the White House. The IRS has been focusing on producing documents with certain key words, like “Tea Party” and “election.” If the House Oversight Committee wants all e-mails from those employees, it will get “millions” of e-mails, most of which will be completely irrelevant, Koskinen said.
WASHINGTON — Internal Revenue Service documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee could take years to produce, the IRS commissioner said.
The House Oversight Committee has asked for all e-mails to and from Lerner, her subordinate Holly Paz, General Counsel WIlliam Wilkins and chief of staff Jonathan Davis. It also wants all e-mails to and from any IRS employee and anyone at the White House.
The IRS has been focusing on producing documents with certain key words, like “Tea Party” and “election.” If the House Oversight Committee wants all e-mails from those employees, it will get “millions” of e-mails, most of which will be completely irrelevant, Koskinen said.
Sic semper John Koskinen.
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven the First, and Fatwa Middle Digit!
After the test yesterday, two students exclaimed to me, “Studying really helps!”
My head still hurts from banging it against the wall.
I saw that story over at AOS, Fatwa. It seems the IRS Commissioner estimates it will take until some time past the 2014 elections to comply with the request. Funny timing, that.
Good morning, Fatwa.
Of course the IRS is balking at delivering the emails related to the IRS “scandal” as there isnt a smidgeon of evidence to suggest that any such targeting of conservatives occurred. At worst, low-level employees took matters into their own hands, for which everyone in DC is sorry and let’s move along. And oh yeah: racist.
The arrest of Sen. Yee in California is surprisingly being covered fairly well by the media. I guess three of them in the three months getting popped or convicted can rouse even the LA Times.
Good morning, Paddy.
Studying does help! You should make tee shirts!
G’morning, Paddy --
Studying helps??!? That smacks of hetero-normative cisgender privilege and/or racism…I’m just sure of it.
Folks have been having lots of fun on Twitter re Yee; surprised to hear the LAT mentioned it at all.
Ooopsie…Mac, that’s a great thread GIF; I’ll bet TeX and SackO’SugarK will approve.
At some point, war was declared on my flamingoes. I’ve found their ravaged bodies on my lawn, tossed about like so much detritus.
I do not know who the General or the lowly private just following orders was. But both my flamingoes are mostly tail- and beakless. Mr. X is going to teach me to weld so I can make another set out of metal -- and I will paint them METALLIC pink!
Unfortunately, my crafty sh¡t is pretty far down the list of things to do at the moment because … ta da! … we is small ranchers again!
Arriving via our neighbor’s trailer yesterday, we now have one Black Baldy, a pure-bred Angus, and a mostly Angus with ~1/8 Brahma. All young heifers, the eldest (the Baldy) is around 16-18 months old, the other two are somewhere around six months. We’ve got them in the little pen by the barn so they can get used to each other, and so we can get them introduced to the bovine version of crack: range cubes.
Yesterday, I couldn’t stand near the trough while they were eating, today, I can hold my hand over it while they’re rummaging. It won’t be long before they’re following the bucket anywhere.
They’re ignoring the dogs for the most part now, it should be interesting when we turn them loose from the pen on Saturday. I AM NOT looking forward to the dog’s learning curves with these, but a) they’re not bull calves, and ii) they’re not two-ton animals yet. I’ll try my best not to panic.
Other than that, tomorrow’s my last day before deadline and I’m scrambling to make sure I can get every last bit I can remember done. And then it’ll be headlong into clusterfvck next week, teh yay!
I’m sorry to hear your flamingos have suffered so but Teh Yay! for new cattle! Good luck on the deadline and clusterfvck week! April may start out sucky but we know it ends great!
I DO love that thread pic! Which reminds me, we need new lawn flamingos for the flower beds.
My sentiments precisely Mac.
And then the whole lot can be flattened by rogue gazing balls:
It wasn’t me! I swear!
I thought “grazing” at first. I pictured rogue Pac Man figures roaming your lawn eating errant kids who failed to heed the Rake-o-Doom.
Like something from the movie Electric Dreams.
Or “The Langoliers”. (Maaaaaan, what a POS that was.)
I don’t know about y’all, but today was Monday on steroids. Yes, I do know today is Thursday. I checked several times to be sure. Not after the first few Monday type things -- jammed printer with nothing jamming it, requests for letters to officials ( no hurry, I just need them mailed today)etc. It was after the linens for tonight’s event ( 110 for appetizers, dinner and dessert) still had not arrived by 1pm that I started to realize I was in Teh Monday Zone. They usually arrive Thursday morning around dawn. The truck had broken down. then the garbage company called to tell me their truck had broken down so they would not be emptying our full dumpster until tomorrow. maybe. Our cook texted me she would be later than she had thought ( I was already doing most of the cooking for tonight because she had to take a real job while when we had so little work last month) and and and.
The linens arrived ( the dispatcher’s husband brought just the ones we needed tonight, minus the napkins I would no longer have time to fold) just in time to forestall plan B; food got prepared; tables set; printer looked at sternly and printing again; and the event went smoothly, even though I never did find a replacement light bulb for the handicapped stall in the ladies’ bathroom.
As I was locking up I noticed the truck the client had brought their demonstration equipment in was still in the parking lot. Sure enough. It would not start.
and that darn dog drank all my beer.