It is the Hypocritical Department of Hypocrisy. It's mandate is to provide government officials with plausible reasons why when they do something illegal, it is in the best interests of the nation, but when someone else does the same, they are terrorists or worse! FWIW, it IS a bipartisan department...
One hopes that McLellan sues the IRS, and wins, for mispression of a felony (I think that's the right term) in that they illegally deprived him of his income and assets and are trying to hide it under a plethora of legal BS. That is theft under color of authority. I'm not a lawyer, but I know a lot of legal terms! :-)
I know a LOT of independent musicians who make a decent (if difficult) living working their craft. They publish their own CD's, tour constantly, and work hard doing all of this. Some are award winning artists (Grammy, etc), and some simply are mostly musical educators (Sparky and Rhonda Rucker teaching school kids about the Civil War, with music and stories). The "Labels" and RIAA have zip to do with their work, and in fact get in the way of it!
I think that even Richard the 8th would be spinning in his grave! He may have taken the heads of people who expressed things he disagreed with, but at least they would have had the opportunity to express them first!
We're the government, and we are her to help you, by relieving you of your hard earned assets and cash! And remember, you can't sue us, because we are the government!... So, take what we offer, and be happy about that.
For all the wrong reasons, this is the best news I've heard today! Ok Barack, it is time to let the American people see what you have been negotiating behind our backs, so we can tell you just how we feel and what we think about it! Fast track? Over my dead body! We have a right to know what you are trying to do in our name!
This reminds me of the scum/scam artists that call saying they are from Microsoft security and their systems have detected malware on my Windows computers, blah, blah, blah. Right! There are exactly ZERO Microsoft systems in our house! We have Macs and Linux systems. Windows? Well, I do run it in a virtual machine occasionally... The host OS is a derivative of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
In short, what Keurig thought was a clever way to lock down a market and make extra money, wound up making the company look like a tone-deaf, anti-competitive, mechanical dinosaur powered by over-caffeinated nitwits.
So, if I call my local Congressperson an idiot (he is), much like the Mayor of Granby, then both can have me arrested for a) insulting them, or worse b) defamation of character because they could claim that they can prove they aren't idiots? Well, I'd call them either idiots or morons, but that would be an insult to idiots and morons everywhere! Let's just call them what they are, incompetent dickheads!