Though if you read the docs all the way through you find out the organization itself brought up the issue of prayer, not the IRS.
During the other phone call I asked if it was okay to pray outside of Planned Parenthood. I admitted that we have organized that. I asked if that was okay. She excused herself to ask another person and then returned and said it would be okay, and how could that be stopped?
But to be careful so that what we were doing would not be construed as protesting or picketing such as by the Police. And to not stop cars from coming in the parking lot or to be harassing/or confrontational with the clients going in. I said we do not even talk to them.
She said we do need to send in a letter with the entire board's signatures stating that under perjury of the law we do not picket/protest or organize groups to picket/protest outside of Planned Parenthood. Once they receive this our application will go through.
To be clear - you can picket outside Planned Parenthood. You just don't get a break on your taxes for that if you claim you are primarily an educational organization.
Let me put back in the bit you clipped away, JT.
Just like every major disaster - this requires all of our nation's strengths - public and private - and all hands on deck.
It isn't actually my problem if a statement like that feels "too political" to you.
PS. Amazon is having a sale:
Funny how firefighters, police, search and rescue, and elementary school teachers are "union drones" and "lazy government workers" at budget time - and are heroes and the very people you really, really need all the rest of the year.
Our good friend, Inhofe has already had to issue a statement that helping Oklahoma is "different" than helping after Hurricane Sandy - which he voted against.
You gotta feel for the poor Senate Finance Committee, though.
They had the double-lynching of Doug Schulman and Steve Miller (the two former IRS heads - one a Bush nominee, one an interim appointee) on the calendar for today.
Turns out when the country has real problems the DC sideshow just ain't all that interesting.
Bad weather heading to Tennessee today. Take care, everyone, and pay attention to the warnings.
In case you've forgotten, Mr. Sproul was the hired gun behind the fake voter registrations debacles in Florida, Nevada, and Colorado last year.
Google did cache their original site:
I did think the redirect to online gaming was a nice touch.
Credit where credit is due.
The fun bit is the emails are based out of Scottsdale, Arizona - the home of disgraced GOP operative Nathan Sproul.
I guess you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
We all know a young man or two who makes something up when the truth might serve him better.
The political email writers have ramped up the fiction machine. So far I've seen the following circulating:
18 May 2013 "Congressman: IRS Asked Pro-Life Groups about Content of Their Prayers" (also includes "VIDEO: GOP Congressman Receives Standing Ovation After He Rips IRS Commissioner").
19 May 2013: "Taxes in France top 100% of Income"
"IRS Being Sued for Seizure of 60 Million Medical Records."
20 May 2013: "Anonymous IRS official -- everything comes from the top . . . "
And one of my favorites:
McConnell: 'There is a culture of intimidation throughout administration."
Isn't it always the bully who complains the loudest?
The emails sign themselves "Veritas Updates" I guess "truthiness" was trademarked.
It is wild watching the fiction machine wind itself up. If they played it straight some people might actually pay attention. But - no . . .
My favorite bit is they were indexed by Google before they got their redirect (to an online poker site) in place. Type in "Veritas Updates" in Google and you can see the 1) old headlines and 2) the redirect.
Somebody's getting rusty.
No doubt the Seals were short your great expertise Maxi. Why don't you get your driver to take you off your 40 acre estate to the navy recruitment office and they can get you signed up so the professionals who got Bin Laden will know what to do next time. I'm sure they would appreciate your advice.
The funny thing is that the whole circus looks more and more like a congressional game of wag the dog. The IRS stopped targeting right wing groups in 2011. The President said "Act of Terror" instead of "Act of Terrorism" about Libya in 2012. This morning the numbers came out showing the recovery is stopped in its tracks by the sequester and that April's CPI index was actually deflationary.
Guess which of these is the really most important news. Congess just lost its economic game of chicken.