Photos From IRS Protests Across The Nation

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On very short notice, and with very little organization, other than hearing about it on the radio, or online, tea partiers across the nation gathered at their IRS offices to protest the targeted  abusive treatment conservatives have received from what increasingly appears to have operated as branch of Obama’s thug regime.

One of the bigger protests was in Cincinnati, Ground Zero for the IRS scandal. According to attendees on Twitter, the crowd swelled to around 500.

Via @TanaWeingartner:

Here’s a video of the Cincinnati protest, via Ushanka. 

Via Instapundit, this sizable crowd protested the IRS office in Atlanta.

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And another one from Louisville:

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Via Charlie Spierling, DC Examiner: Washington DC:

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Gateway Pundit: Whoa!! ARMED DHS GUARDS Meet Tea Party Protesters Outside IRS Rally in St. Louis

I snapped this one myself at the…

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Pray for those affected by natural disasters throughout our nation (re-post)

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Two years ago, I posted the following post entitled, Prayer for those affected by natural disasters – Wallbuilders

Today, I believe is the perfect moment to revisit the Wallbuilders post, as the nation together with the residents of Moore, Oklahoma mourn their loss in the wake of yesterday’s tragic events.

Let us come together in prayer as a nation for those directly affected this season by disasters brought about by the elements.

Let us be mindful of their loss and their suffering.  Please say a prayer for those who perished and for those who lost loved ones.

In addition, many have lost their homes, businesses and livelihood.  Let us be forthcoming in our prayers, support and well wishes for our fellow Americans.

Ask the Heavenly Father to protect, bless, keep, and provide strength along the road back for those living where disaster struck. They need it.

Finally, let us have faith…

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ESPN Laying Off 10% of Workforce

ESPN is reportedly laying off 400 employees–or roughly 10% of its workforce–on Tuesday.

According to a report that originated on TheBigLead.com and the Gawker-owned sports rumor site Deadspin – and picked up by other outlets like Variety and Business Insider – ESPN will lay off up to 400 employees today. These are the first major lay-offs at the Connecticut based sports network since 2009, and the move caught employees at the high profile and highly profitable network totally off-guard.

In a statement, ESPN said:

We are implementing changes across the company to enhance our continued growth while smartly managing costs. While difficult, we are confident that it will make us more competitive, innovative and productive.

ESPN is part of the Disney empire, and reports are that Disney has directed ESPN to improve its profit margins, a directive that has been sent to other Disney divisions as well. ESPN has been investing a large amount of money buying up rights fees recently, including football and basketball deals with major conferences. And according to Deadspin, those fees have put the drag on the margins. They quote one of the laid off workers who was following Deadspin’s coverage, as follows:

Read more here.

Obama met with anti-Tea Party IRS Union boss one day before the IRS persecutions began

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Newsbusters reports on this incredible scoop by the American Spectator.

Excerpt:

Jeffrey Lord at the American Spectator has reviewed the White House logs looking for a relationship between meetings listed there and the timeline found in the Inspector General’s report on the targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups issued last Tuesday. Lord’s work represents yet another example of alternative media scooping a lazy or negligent establishment press.

What Lord has found (single-page print version) is that President Barack Obama met with the President of the National Treasury Employees Union Colleen Kelley, on March 31, 2010. The NTEU is “the 150,000 member union that represents IRS employees along with 30 other separate government agencies.” The Inspector General’s report, blandly titled “Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review,” indicates that the IRS, in Lord’s words, “set to work in earnest targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups…

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A closer look at one of the conservatives persecuted by the fascist IRS

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From National Review, a true story of the IRS persecuting a conservative group. (H/T ECM)

Excerpt:

Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family was targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies.

Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies.

[…]In July 2010, Catherine filed with the IRS seeking tax-exempt status for her organizations. Shortly after, the troubles began.

That winter, the Federal Bureau of Investigation came knocking with questions about a person who had attended a King Street Patriots event once. Based on sign-in sheets, the organization discovered that the individual in question had…

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