Welcome back to the David Dorer Show!This week is the “Irresistible Force Meets the Immovable Object” Edition where we will discuss the stalemate which ensues when hard heads clash: Specifically, Lois Lerner testifying on the “IRS Scandal” this week, escalating hostilities between the Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia, and the Savannah port dredging project.
My panelists this week include T-Bone (@tboneafterkdark), Hank Honduras(@HankHonduras):and, Mr. Bunker (@RSBUNKER)
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Here’s some reading to keep you informed:
Lois Lerner Testifies Before House Committee:
Lois Lerner was the Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations division Lois Lerner when the “IRS Scandal” first broke last year. When she came to testify before the House Committee shortly thereafter, she invoked her fifth amendment right against self incrimination. (a right I have written was properly asserted under the circumstances, regardless of what this guy says).
Lerner, again this week, refused to testify, presumably because of the threats of criminal prosecution by Speaker John Boehner.
The Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia: an Ongoing Hostility
We’ve covered before Russia’s escalating hostilities towards the U.S., but their regional hostilities have escalated this week. Russia has troops in Crimea, despite Putin denying Russia had troops in Crimea, Crimea voted to join Russia, the U.S. House voted to provide aid to the Ukraine, military force has been used by Russia against the Ukraine, and the situation continues to escalate. We will discuss all of these issues in tow.
The Savannah Port Dredging Project
The U.S. Budget didn’t provide for funds to widen the port of Savannah. This is a project I support, that the President said he supported, and for whatever reason it was overlooked. Senator Saxby Chambliss is clearly upset:
However, I lay some of the blame on his and Senator Johnny Isakson’s camps failing to bring home the bacon (in the form of pork barrel spending, of course) back to Georgia’s largest international economic super center. We will discuss the consequences of this failure to expand the port on the economics of shipping through Georgia.