On Patterico’s Pontifications, JD noted that the Infernal Revenue Service has lost, supposedly due to a computer crash, two years worth of e-mails “written only to or from (Lois) Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.” Your Editor is certain, certain! that the Democrats, whose predecessors were so utterly aghast that some 18½ minutes of tapes of President Nixon were accidentally erased, will be demanding a thorough investigation. And Sister Toldjah wrote:
Scott Johnson at Power Line shares an intriguing email a Department of Justice lawyer sent to him in response to the ridiculous claims that the email loss was the result of a “computer crash”:
I’m a DOJ lawyer, so you obviously cannot use my name or any identifying information. But the idea that a “hard drive crash” somehow destroyed all of Ms. Lerner’s intra-government email correspondence during the period in question [2009-2011] is laughable. Government email servers are backed up every night. So if she actually had a hard drive fail, her emails would be recoverable from the backup. If the backup was somehow also compromised, then we are talking about a conspiracy.
Yes, friends, I do believe we have a genuine conspiracy to hide the truth on our hands. In the “most open, transparent administration evah …” The various investigations into what happened just got a lot tougher but nevertheless need to continue to be relentless until they get to the bottom of not just the wrongdoing behind the wrongful targeting of Tea Party groups – but the cover-up as well.
Oh, no, of course not, because the Democrats are too good and noble to do anything nefarious; only we wicked Republicans do that!
Sister Toldjah also asked
The perfect Flag Day illustration, an image which tells the truth as it once was, and ought to be again.
if teachers unions are on the decline nationwide.
At the Pirate’s Cove, William Teach wrote about the State Department’s great concern that “Russia has supplied Ukrainian separatists with tanks, rocket launchers and other military vehicles”. “This is unacceptable,” (State Department spokeswoman Marie) Harf said, adding that the U.S. was “highly concerned.”
On the Victory Girls, Jennifer Davis wrote about Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, whom we had noted previously was leading the Islamist forces taking over Iraq, and whom we had released from custody when we had him in our hands. The Obama Administration has had just so many foreign policy failures, and I have to ask: have they had any successes, and I mean any at all?
On Political Realities, L D Jackson wrote, on Friday the 13th, about the flood of illegal immigrants which has begun recently. Wel, maybe President Obama considers that a foreign policy success.
On Truth Before Dishonor, John Hitchcock asked us if we remember when the Democratic National Convention booed Providence and Israel, and asked, “Now, why would any Christian or Jew ever align with the Left? Can you answer me that, Leftist Catholics and Jews?”
Hube has paid a bit more attention to the Delaware Liberal than I have, and doesn’t seem too terribly impressed.
Donald Douglas has a whole bunch of articles on the Islamist surge in Iraq. But most interesting might be this one, noting the Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s call for Shi’ite militia to form to resist the approaching Sunni forces. Is it really a bad thing if Sunni and Shi’ite fanatics kill each other? I would say that no, it isn’t a bad thing at all, and would hope for a fairly evenly-matched struggle between them, one which takes a good, long time.
On Bridging the Gap, Perry tells us that conservatives are “maltreating” SGT Bowe Bergdahl, and that accusations of his alleged desertion should be tempered, because everyone ought to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. Commenter Rhymes With Right asks, “Why is it that I suspect you would have declared a similar graphic regarding George Zimmerman to have been racist?”
On Le*gal In*sur*rec*tion, William Jacobson noted that one of the five Taliban leaders released from Guantanamo was responsible for the killing of Johnny “Mike” Spann, a CIA officer who was the first American killed in the war in Afghanistan.
On Protein Wisdom, Darleen Click tells us that guns never solve anything, “except when used by a law-abiding citizen to save the life of his daughter.”
Karen, the Lonely Conservative, spotted the column in The New York Times in which the author wants President Obama to usurp congressional power to write laws.
Stacey Stacy McCain mocks the notion by some “Feminists” that Father’s Day ought to be ended, along with another story on Happy Lesbian Father’s Day!