March 31, 2011
— Dave in Texas The guy just kills me sometimes. President Accepts Government Transparency Award in Secret, Undisclosed Meeting.
The secret presentation happened almost two weeks after the White House inexplicably postponed the ceremony, which was expected to be open to the press pool.
This time, Obama met quietly in the Oval Office with Gary Bass of OMB Watch, Tom Blanton of the National Security Archive, Danielle Brian of the Project on Government Oversight, Lucy Dalglish of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Patrice McDermott of OpenTheGovernment.org, without disclosing the meeting on his public schedule or letting photographers or print reporters into the room.
He's officially launched more cruise missiles than any other Nobel Peace prize recipient in history, AND he's the most transparentest open President ever.
Keep in on the DL.
Posted by: Porky Pig at March 31, 2011 03:21 AM (tvs2p)
Posted by: eman: Japanese Babe Rescue Team at March 31, 2011 03:25 AM (T0S5U)
I guess Arafat's unguided potshots really don't count as "cruise missiles" but at least O's in the company of spiritual equals.
Posted by: apotheosis at March 31, 2011 03:30 AM (xWk3U)
Posted by: Case at March 31, 2011 03:30 AM (0K+Kw)
And my expectations were so low already...
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 31, 2011 03:31 AM (9hSKh)
Wimping outright from the opening pitch, whining because he throws like a girl and wears mom pants to a baseball game.
Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 03:33 AM (H+LJc)
Posted by: Mittens Romney at March 31, 2011 03:33 AM (mQMnK)
Posted by: eman: Japanese Babe Rescue Team at March 31, 2011 03:34 AM (T0S5U)
Soon most of the stupid people will view honesty as an aberration. Of course when you are talking about politicians it is.
Posted by: Vic at March 31, 2011 03:35 AM (M9Ie6)
Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2011 03:36 AM (MMC8r)
Posted by: Ben at March 31, 2011 03:36 AM (wuv1c)
Posted by: Mittens Romney at March 31, 2011 08:33 AM (mQMnK)
Hey, that's my gig!
Posted by: Donald Trump at March 31, 2011 03:38 AM (YVZlY)
On the eve of a key hearing about political interference with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the conservative group Judicial Watch announced Tuesday it is suing DHS for documents requested under FOIA relating to the Obama administrations plans on immigration regulation.
President Obama may deny he has a plan to suspend deportations but the experience of immigration attorneys in Houston suggests otherwise, wrote Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton in a press release. Thats why its critical that Homeland Security follows the open records FOIA law and turns over these records.
The stonewalling by the transparent Obama administration suggests it has something to hide, stated Fitton.
Posted by: Porky Pig at March 31, 2011 03:38 AM (tvs2p)
The key agent is repression. If you continue to repress people, eventually theyll respond. Human beings cannot continue to live like this. If were being killed anyway, the question will become: Are we going to have death with dignity, or are we going to die like slaves? There will be a turning point. The US failed to help contain the Bahrain crisis as a domestic issue when [the Obama administration] Clinton and the Americans said the Jazeera Shield is lawful. Where is the condemnation of the authorities abuses that are taking place on a daily basis now? We dont see the international community here. Weve called for the international community to send a UN mission and let them investigate whats going on, and make whoevers responsible for trouble accountable, whether those troubles issue from the authorities or protestors. They will protect the Libyans, but as for the Bahrainis, well, were on our own. Apparently, there are other difficulties and complications.
Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 03:38 AM (H+LJc)
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 31, 2011 03:40 AM (9hSKh)
Posted by: Damiano at March 31, 2011 03:41 AM (3nrx7)
Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2011 03:41 AM (MMC8r)
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 31, 2011 03:41 AM (ENKCw)
Posted by: The transparent 52% worshipping Mr. Transparent at March 31, 2011 03:42 AM (YVZlY)
This is like the Brazil trip, where the primary purpose was for the corporate executives to meet with him, and the Brazilian trip was simply camouflage.
Posted by: Miss Marple at March 31, 2011 03:44 AM (Fo83G)
Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2011 03:49 AM (8ay4x)
Posted by: Damiano at March 31, 2011 03:50 AM (3nrx7)
...if only being made an official target were not true given the revisionist "transparent" recorded precedence of Janet Napolitano's first official memo from the authoritarian DHS anti-constitutional bureaucracy birthed by neoconservative GOP "Miss Me Yet?" GWB.
As if an entire unconstitutional uber-bureaucracy was required in order to supposedly coerce the nation's intelligence community to communicate, and to secure our nation's borders and interior from Jihad and the terrorism of organized crime.
Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 03:50 AM (H+LJc)
2 hours of meetings and one of those is with Sloe Joe Biden so I am sure that they will just talk about NCAA picks or opening day.
This asshole doesn't even meet with his own cabinet!! He hired a liaison just to deal with his own fucking cabinet!! 2 hours...that's all.
Posted by: Hedgehog at March 31, 2011 03:52 AM (Rn2kl)
Posted by: Flapjackmaka at March 31, 2011 03:56 AM (QRS0z)
22 months to go.
Posted by: eman: Japanese Babe Rescue Team at March 31, 2011 08:34 AM (T0S5U)
660 days, 4 hours, 3 minutes and 32 seconds. But who's counting...
Posted by: Nighthawk at March 31, 2011 03:56 AM (OtQXp)
Posted by: Scraping the Couric off my shoes at March 31, 2011 03:59 AM (F/4zf)
I have the utmost respect for the Presidential office
I will accord the President that same respect.
When we have one..
Posted by: irongrampa at March 31, 2011 04:03 AM (ud5dN)
Posted by: maddogg at March 31, 2011 04:04 AM (OlN4e)
Well, he's pretty good at fucking off too.
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 31, 2011 04:10 AM (ENKCw)
Posted by: gesc at March 31, 2011 04:19 AM (A22+V)
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta)
Obama's PR campaign aligns his US pro-al-Qaida alliance with Reagan's position (win/win for Obama's anti-Bush-inheritance rhetoric).
Transparent US Foreign Policy pro/con/pro al-Qaida has reached full circle, not that it won't forge ahead as momentum persists through war effort to war effort empowering the select few while disrupting and destroying the rest of the world's expendable populations.
Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 04:20 AM (H+LJc)
Posted by: elspeth at March 31, 2011 04:26 AM (0AkWH)
STOP FUCKING DOWN!
Posted by: somefuckingguy at March 31, 2011 04:26 AM (MMC8r)
Posted by: elspeth at March 31, 2011 04:27 AM (0AkWH)
I will accord the President that same respect.
When we have one..
Posted by: irongrampa
excellent point, irongrampa
Posted by: elspeth at March 31, 2011 04:28 AM (0AkWH)
Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 04:29 AM (H+LJc)
Posted by: Hrothgar at March 31, 2011 04:30 AM (DCpHZ)
Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 04:31 AM (H+LJc)
(Awww... c'mon! I was a Democrat who had a successful pre-Civil War foreign policy, and am actually noted for setting an agenda and achieving all of it.)
Posted by: James K. Polk at March 31, 2011 04:31 AM (m5BRG)
Posted by: Barry OPeace Prize at March 31, 2011 04:32 AM (zgZzy)
Posted by: moron at March 31, 2011 04:40 AM (uHBY5)
Posted by: curious at March 31, 2011 04:43 AM (k1rwm)
Posted by: curious at March 31, 2011 04:45 AM (k1rwm)
Jumping on the Trump Bandwagon at this point would be the GOP version of the '08 Democrats pushing the unknown Obamawagon hoping for change and getting the worst ever for failing due diligence.
Build the platform. If Trump agrees to the constitutional conservative platform, then engage in earnest dialogue.
Otherwise, to date his only stated position is pro-equalization protectionist tariffs that inevitably have their own negative impact on the Dollar and the US Economy though it might have a shot at "patriotic" emotional appeal. What economic position has Trump taken against the Federal Reserve, bail-outs, interest rates, national budget and spending, and taxation? He has panache but remains a relatively unpublicized agent on national policy, though he has proudly announced that he IS a "compassionate conservative" aka neoconservative for open US Borders, amnesty for illegal aliens, bail-outs for "too big to fail" globalist financial industry members (he'll become a member), and ongoing "pro-democracy" wars without end. Trump supports/reflects McCain.
Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 04:47 AM (H+LJc)
Inflation translates at the grocery store at $31,000/plate of food.
Mioochelle is all for YOUR smaller portions.
Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 04:50 AM (H+LJc)
He deserves the award for transparency. The whole country has seen through him by now.
Posted by: oldtimer at March 31, 2011 04:53 AM (Lticu)
Posted by: Museisluse at March 31, 2011 04:53 AM (xrmna)
The irony of this closeted award would be hilarious if we had a real president instead of a teleprompter puppet. This administration is completely clueless on how they appear to the American public. What makes this scary is they simply don't care.
Maybe this "transparency" is getting out of hand for the shrinking Obummer. Soon he will be a true empty suit at the podium.
Posted by: ChristyBlinky at March 31, 2011 04:54 AM (oTjfX)
It really doesn't matter to them how they appear, they won and are in control!
Posted by: Hrothgar at March 31, 2011 04:55 AM (DCpHZ)
Posted by: Jimmuh Carter at March 31, 2011 04:56 AM (LdYLm)
Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at March 31, 2011 05:00 AM (VmAoa)
Well, we're talking about him receiving Open Government Award. We wouldn't have otherwise.
Those evil genius bastards!
Posted by: CJ at March 31, 2011 05:01 AM (9KqcB)
Posted by: torabora at March 31, 2011 05:01 AM (CYFD9)
Posted by: ontherocks at March 31, 2011 05:03 AM (HBqDo)
Posted by: Native American League at March 31, 2011 05:05 AM (EL+OC)
Posted by: Mooch-elle at March 31, 2011 05:07 AM (zgZzy)
Posted by: Native American League at March 31, 2011 10:05 AM
(Chanting) Hi, how are ya! Hi, how are ya! Hi, how are ya!
Posted by: Homer Simpson at March 31, 2011 05:08 AM (zgZzy)
Posted by: Car in at March 31, 2011 05:09 AM (bW9IA)
Posted by: rightzilla at March 31, 2011 05:18 AM (SPVfc)
The Obama Administration is now a parody of a parody of itself.
Posted by: quarkstud at March 31, 2011 05:18 AM (XNEXn)
So that's what you call Obama's dick.
Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 05:27 AM (H+LJc)
Posted by: Hawkins at March 31, 2011 05:59 AM (DuTGc)
Posted by: MtTopPatriot at March 31, 2011 06:29 AM (B5UQ6)
Do they have some bureaucrat sitting in a windowless office somewhere channeling the spirit of George Orwell to think up these stupid awards?
John Galt, nothing. We are all Winston Smith now.
Posted by: Advo at March 31, 2011 07:26 AM (7vbG1)
Posted by: Average Jen at March 31, 2011 08:00 AM (DBr05)
Posted by: Opposite Day at March 31, 2011 08:03 AM (DBr05)
Can someone name something that doesn't fit that pattern? The man is the Oppositional Defiant Messiah.
It's really kind of pathetic, it's like having a spoiled brat 7-year-old girl as President.
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 31, 2011 08:05 AM (bxiXv)
Posted by: Hallo, my name is Inigo Montoya...you killed my country...prepare to die at March 31, 2011 08:17 AM (zPfVX)
I agree, as inflation heats up the interest rates will have to rise then pensions will hit the fan.
Posted by: Jon at March 31, 2011 10:21 AM (CbJeT)
Posted by: Jon at March 31, 2011 10:22 AM (CbJeT)
Posted by: wholesale corset at April 01, 2011 03:56 AM (t86IJ)
Posted by: Ace's New Devotee at April 01, 2011 05:26 PM (c66df)
Posted by: sorry, the teleprompter broke at April 01, 2011 05:37 PM (c66df)
Posted by: 0574mina at April 02, 2011 05:36 PM (a004l)
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