“Pass the dutchie on the right hand side”

Posted: September 1, 2006 in Uncategorized

Clearly something was “passed” to the IRS to make this decision…

NAACP Cleared on Charges of Partisan Political

The NAACP on Thursday announced that the IRS has cleared them of accusations that it engaged in partisan political activity during its 2004 national convention in violation of the group’s non-profit, tax-exempt status.

The decision, which was given to NAACP officials in a letter Aug. 9, ends a nearly two-year investigation into a speech NAACP Chairman Julian Bond delivered at the convention in which he criticized the Bush administration.

The IRS launched the investigation in October 2004 after three U.S. senators and four U.S. representatives – all Republicans – filed complaints about Bond’s speech and asked the IRS to consider revoking the group’s tax-exempt status.

Under Internal Revenue Code, a tax-exempt organization like the NAACP is “prohibited from directly or indirectly participating or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.”

During the speech, Bond contrasted the two “widely disparate views” being put forth in the 2004 presidential election. He said one view “wants to march us backward through history” while the other “promises expanded democracy and giving the people, not the plutocrats, control of the government.”

The IRS concluded that “political intervention did not occur” during the speech, according to a news release from the NAACP. (more…)

Yeah, keep smokin’ IRS. Here’s another “dutchie” for you to puff on…

An audiotape of NAACP Chairman Julian Bond’s controversial speech at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina last week shows the civil rights activist did not directly equate the Republican Party with the Nazi Party but, nevertheless, associated the GOP with what he called the Confederate “swastika.” (source)

“The Republican Party would have the American flag and the swastika flying side by side,” he charged (source)

Here’s another one to pass…

President Bush “has selected nominees from the Taliban wing of American politics,” NAACP chairman Julian Bond told the civil-rights group’s New Orleans convention on July 8. “He has appeased the wretched appetites of the extreme right wing. And he has chosen Cabinet officials whose devotion to the Confederacy is nearly canine in its uncritical affection.” (source)

Later on in the first article I excerpted, Mychal Massie of Project 21 makes the following comment:

“A church that carries the same tax status will be threatened with the revocation of their tax-exempt status if the pastor is found to have mentioned a political party or referenced a political party,” Massie argued, “and yet an organization which is openly partisan is given a pass.”

While many of us in the blogosphere can explain in thousands of ways why the NAACP is out of touch, in DC they still know how to make a mean dutchie.

Apparently it took the IRS 2 years to smoke their’s!

All together now…”Pass the dutchie on the right hand side, Pass the dutchie on the right hand side, Pass the dutchie on the right hand side, pass the….”

Here is a lil fun trivia question: Without looking it up, what was the name of the group that sang “”Pass the dutchie on the right hand side?”

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Comments
  1. conservblack says:

    musical youth, did not look up

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