Saturday, May 25, 2013

IRS’s Lerner Refuses to Resign? She was put on administrative leave instead?

First she refused to testify. Now Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the tax agency scandal, is refusing to resign, according to a top Republican senator.

I could she the headlines now.  If Donald Trump were in charge he might say, "Your fired and You're going to jail."  But to be politically correct our Government is telling her and us, were placing Lois Lerner, the IRS staffer, even though you are under fire for your role in the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, we are placing you on administrative leave.  Yes that's right!  You get a payed vacation starting Thursday!

Sources confirmed to Fox News earlier Thursday that Lerner, the head of the IRS division that oversaw the unit targeting conservative groups, had been placed on administrative leave, with pay.

But Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, claimed she was only put in that status after refusing to step down.

He said the commissioner was in his right to demand her resignation, and said taxpayers should not continue to pay her salary indefinitely.

“My understanding is the new acting IRS commissioner asked for Ms. Lerner’s resignation, and she refused to resign. She was then put on administrative leave instead,” Grassley said in a statement. “The IRS owes it to taxpayers to resolve her situation quickly. The agency needs to move on to fix the conditions that led to the targeting debacle.”

Capitol Hill sources said Lerner, the director of exempt organizations, was placed on paid leave Thursday, amid calls from some lawmakers for her to be suspended or fired. In her absence, Ken Corbin, the current deputy director of the submission processing, wage and investment division, will take over her duties, according to an internal IRS memo obtained by Fox News.

Lerner, the official who first acknowledged the controversial IRS practice earlier this month, asserted her innocence at a House hearing on Wednesday. She then refused to testify, citing her Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. The move angered many who say she should have been forced to answer why the tax agency targeted conservative groups applying for tax exempt status.

Republican leaders of that committee, though, now say she waived that right by giving a statement and want to haul her back to testify.

Pressure has been mounting on the administration to take tough action against Lerner, after two other IRS officials were pushed out in the wake of the scandal.

In a letter earlier Thursday to IRS Acting Commissioner Daniel Werfel, Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and John McCain, R-Ariz., asked the agency to remove Lerner from office and said they had “lost confidence in her ability to fulfill her duties.”

It’s unclear whether Republicans will succeed in trying to recall her before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the panel, said through an aide Thursday that her Fifth Amendment assertion is “no longer valid,” since she delivered remarks at the start of Wednesday’s hearing.

That hearing was never technically adjourned, and Republicans hope to bring her back.

Others, though, say she was in her right to defend herself and subsequently invoke the right to remain silent.

The IRS has had a series of missteps that have not only publicly marred the reputation of the IRS, but also called into question what the White House knew about the scandal and when they knew it.

Separately, Tea Party-related groups who claim they were targeted by the tax agency have started filing lawsuits this week against the IRS. In some cases they are asking for the IRS to admit wrongdoing. In others, they are seeking monetary claims.

“It’s extremely troubling that it has taken this long for Lois Lerner to removed from the top exempt position at the IRS,” Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, the group suing on behalf of some Tea Party groups, said in a statement to

Sekulow said instead of putting Lerner on administrative leave, his group is calling for her to be fired.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bible Promises

Bible Promises

God always keeps his promises. It's in the Bible, 2 Corinthians 1:19-20, NKJV. "For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us"
God never takes back or changes His promises. It's in the Bible, Psalm 89:34, TLB. "No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back one word of what I said."
None of God's promises ever fail. It's in the Bible, Joshua 23:14, NIV. "You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed."
We have been promised eternal life. It's in the Bible, 1 John 2:25, NKJV. "And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.
God can do the impossible. It's in the Bible, Luke 18:27, NKJV. "But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”
We have been promised new hearts and desires. It's in the Bible, Ezekiel 36:26, NKJV. "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh."
He has promised forgiveness. It's in the Bible, 1 John 1:9, NKJV. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
God promises our sins will be far removed from us. It's in the Bible, Psalm 103:12, NKJV. "As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us."
We are promised that our sins will be buried. It's in the Bible, Micah 7:19, NKJV. " He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea."
He has promised the fruit of the Spirit. It's in the Bible, Galatians 5:22-23, NKJV. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law."
He has promised deliverance from fear. It's in the Bible, Psalm 34:4, NKJV. "I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears."
God has promised salvation for our children. It's in the Bible, Isaiah 49:25, NKJV. "For I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children."
We are promised the Holy Spirit. It's in the Bible, Luke 11:13, NKJV. "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
All of our needs will be supplied. It's in the Bible, Philippians 4:19, NKJV. "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
God gave the best He had by giving us His only Son. It's in the Bible, Romans 8:32, NKJV. "He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?"
God does not hold back anything that is for your benefit or good. It's in the Bible, Psalm 84:11, TLB. "For Jehovah God is our Light and our Protector. He gives us grace and glory. No good thing will He withhold from those who walk along his paths."
He has promised wisdom. It's in the Bible, James 1:5, NKJV. "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him."
God has promised peace. It's in the Bible, Isaiah 26:3, NKJV. "You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."
God has promised victory over temptations. It's in the Bible, 1 Corinthians 10:13, NKJV. "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."
We have the promise of health and healing. It's in the Bible, Jeremiah 30:17, NKJV. "For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord"
God has promised protection from harm and danger. It's in the Bible, Psalm 91:4-6, NKJV. "He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday."
The Bible promises that the dead will live again. It's in the Bible, John 5:28-29, NKJV. "Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation."
Jesus has promised that He will come again. It's in the Bible, John 14:2-3, NKJV. "In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."
He has promised an end to death, sorrow, and pain. It's in the Bible, Revelation 21:4, NKJV. "And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”
~E. S. Ray

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sharia Law Ban Heads to Senate

Would we be so bold as to say U.S. Citizen's and those under the protection of the United States are not, and cannot be held subject to any foreign court, religious court, or rules, regulations, statutes, or laws that are derived from a foreign court, or religion...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sun, Safety & Your Sanity

Sun, Safety & Your Sanity
Who's counting down the days to lazy summer afternoons, cooling off at the pool, and dreamy beach vacations? Who are we kidding? For lots of moms, summertime can be anything but relaxing. From endless sunscreen latherings (one of my biggest pet peeves) - to constant monitoring of your little toddler's every last move near water - to your never-ending quest to find comfort for you child and yourself in the hot, salty sun...summer break can be downright exhausting. Yet these tasks are a rite of passage for every mom. They must be tackled, no matter how challenging or time-consuming. So today, thanks to our friends at Babies R Us, I'm featuring clever products and suggestions that can help moms reclaim their sanity while enjoying a safe, sun-filled summer!
Clever Tips and Tricks 
Lots of these suggestions come from products you already use around the house, or can easily add to your beach bag or your packing lists this summer!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Power LG Commercial

For every video share, LG will donate $1 to the American Diabetes Association, up to a total donation of $35,000.  The donation period ends on Friday, 5/31/13 at 9:00 am ET ~Ray Publishing Interactive
Power LG Commercial

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

5th Annual Ride for Relay

Happening this weekend.

Jaybird’s Memorial Ride 2013

  • Registration begins at 11:00 with Kick-Stands up at 12:30
  • $15 Single  $20 Double
  • Ride begins and ends at Ted’s Famous Chicken  
  • DJ, Poker Run, 50/50 Drawing, Live Auction, Raffles, Live Music
  • Proceeds Benefit: Relay For Life of Winston-Salem and the American Cancer Society.
  • Music by Kinesis Entertainment
  • Live Performance by Knuckles Deep