More arrests at Murrieta protest; feds silent on buses; buses diverted again?

Things heating up.


Protesters man their post in Murrieta, 4 July. (Image: SB Sun, Micah Escamilla)
Protesters man their post in Murrieta, 4 July. (Image: SB Sun, Micah Escamilla)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

BREAKING: Protesters in southern California block arrival of illegals

Citizens in action.


On the front line in SoCal. (Image: Desert Sun)
On the front line in SoCal. (Image: Desert Sun)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

*UPDATE* Sonasoft, IRS email contractor; Lerner email connection fades, Obama link remains

The usual suspects.


Diabola ex machina.
Diabola ex machina.

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

*UPDATE*:  Sonasoft posted a statement on its website on Tuesday evening (about an hour ago as of this update posting), in which it clarifies three important things.

1.  The company never had access to or stored or otherwise manipulated IRS emails.  IRS emails were handled and stored at all times on servers in IRS facilities which were not managed or maintained by Sonasoft representatives.

Comment:  This is what I assumed to be the case (see discussion in the comments section), and what reader NW Conservative, among others, affirmed.

2.  Sonasoft’s contract was with one division of the IRS, the Office of Counsel.  According to Sonasoft:

“In regards to the IRS as one of Sonasoft’s customers, it is true that one Division within the IRS was Sonasoft’s customer from 2005 to 2011,” clarified Andy Khanna. “This Division was the IRS Counsel. The main branch of the IRS did not use Sonasoft’s software for its operations…”

Comment:  This would mean that Sonasoft’s services were not implicated in the email archiving practices that may or may not have affected Lois Lerner’s emails.

3.  The IRS Office of Counsel used Sonasoft’s email replication software, SonaExchange.  Sonasoft did not provide archiving software under the IRS contract.  Sonasoft again:

“To further clarify, no Division within IRS ever used Sonasoft’s email archiving software. Only a Division within the IRS used any Sonasoft product and that was our email replication software, not our archiving or backup software. ”, said Andy Khanna.

Comment:  Fair enough.  Looks like the Sonasoft inquiry may be a dry hole in terms of figuring out who did what with the Lerner emails.

That said, it is absolutely classic that investigating the Sonasoft tip turned up an Obama crony connection anyway.   There’s one under every rock.

Taxpayer funded ‘Covered California’ dance-off with Richard Simmons

Worshipping national health care through dance.

We aim to bring you only the best in politics, culture, and social commentary here at TOC.  So we are especially proud to introduce video clips from the six-hour Covered California online marathon, hosted by Hannah Hart.

The purpose of the marathon, which ran on Thursday 16 January, was purportedly to get young people to sign up for insurance through Covered California, by “celebrating the 35 million Americans who now gain access to affordable health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.”

It was about as strange as could be expected of such a presentation. Continue reading “Taxpayer funded ‘Covered California’ dance-off with Richard Simmons”

Covered California the culprit, again

On the QT…

When last we checked in with America’s Obamacare poster child, state media were crying foul over some cooked numbers from Covered California’s management, and new customers couldn’t get hold of either the Covered California service representatives, or the private insurance companies, to figure out where to send their first payments.

We’re now two weeks into the new year, and the new deadline for Covered California enrollment is tomorrow (15 January).  How are things going?

Culprit alert Continue reading “Covered California the culprit, again”