March 31, 2011

Most Open Government Ever!
— 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: Dave in Texas at 03:19 AM | Comments (75)
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1 I'm so proud

Posted by: Porky Pig at March 31, 2011 03:21 AM (tvs2p)

2 Most Americans barely know what day it is. Too bad, too. This is one of those tree falls in the forest items.

Posted by: eman: Japanese Babe Rescue Team at March 31, 2011 03:25 AM (T0S5U)

3 He's officially launched more cruise missiles than any other Nobel Peace prize recipient in history

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)

4 I know he was open with his NCAA picks.

Posted by: Case at March 31, 2011 03:30 AM (0K+Kw)

5 How unexpected of the wanna-be Messiah, *sarc*.

And my expectations were so low already...

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at March 31, 2011 03:31 AM (9hSKh)

6 I know he was open with his NCAA picks.

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)

7 If he's so damn "transparent", why won't he release his birth certificate and college transcripts?

Posted by: Mittens Romney at March 31, 2011 03:33 AM (mQMnK)

8 22 months to go.

Posted by: eman: Japanese Babe Rescue Team at March 31, 2011 03:34 AM (T0S5U)

9 His strategy is to be such a lying asshole so many times that the public begins to assume that being a lying asshole is normal. He is shifting the boiling pot some more.

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)

10 The list of recipients of the Open Government Award is classified.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2011 03:36 AM (MMC8r)

11 Didn't Ghandi launch a few tomahawks, if you know what i'm saying.

Posted by: Ben at March 31, 2011 03:36 AM (wuv1c)

12 7 If he's so damn "transparent", why won't he release his birth certificate and college transcripts?

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)

13

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 administration’s 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. “That’s why it’s 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)

14

The key agent is repression. If you continue to repress people, eventually they’ll respond. Human beings cannot continue to live like this. If we’re 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 don’t see the international community here. We’ve called for the international community to send a UN mission and let them investigate what’s going on, and make whoever’s responsible for trouble accountable, whether those troubles issue from the authorities or protestors. They will protect the Libyans, but as for the Bahrainis, well, we’re 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)

16 Huh? What happened to the media bitching about the astounding lack of access and transparency? Since when is locking reporters in a closet transparency? Since when is 2 press conferences a year that allow questions (so long as the questions are submitted ahead of time and approved) transparency? Since when is spending millions o keeping your birth certificate, college transcripts, and other records and information that have never before been so ferociously hidden and are required for simple things like getting a drivers license or just about any job above janitor, equao to transparency? The list goes on and on about how this jackass has gone out of his way to stage and hide even inconsequential things, yet we have these cocksuckers giving him a made up award for transparency? Fuck! Is there anyone left on earth who even tries to live in reality anymore or has society completel devolved into being a caricature of a "reality" show?

Posted by: Damiano at March 31, 2011 03:41 AM (3nrx7)

17 Didn't Ghandi launch a few tomahawks, if you know what i'm saying.

He might have in the sequel.

Posted by: nickless at March 31, 2011 03:41 AM (MMC8r)

18 Transparency award given in private with no press allowed -- time to break out my favorite meter again.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 31, 2011 03:41 AM (ENKCw)

19 God, we love our President! Wait, where did he go?

Posted by: The transparent 52% worshipping Mr. Transparent at March 31, 2011 03:42 AM (YVZlY)

20 This secret "award" meeting is not what it seems.   If you ask me these are representatives of groups who are going to work with him to suppress any negative news while trashing the GOP.

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)

21 I wonder what Trump is selling...

Posted by: Truman North at March 31, 2011 03:49 AM (8ay4x)

22 @15 Yay! 2001: Eliminate safe havens for terrorists 2011: How many save havens for terrorists can we help create this month? And, will we exceed our record number from last month? YES WE CAN! Hope and Change, indeed.

Posted by: Damiano at March 31, 2011 03:50 AM (3nrx7)

23 Soon most of the stupid people will view honesty as an aberration. Of course when you are talking about politicians it is.

Radical!

...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)

24 Did anyone see Ogabe's schedule in that link.  He has a whopping 2 fucking hours of meetings scheduled for today.  2 hours...that's all...120 minutes.  The leader of the free world, when there is chaos around the world, 2 hours.  North africa and the middle east are burning.  We are in 2 wars and have just opened a 3rd front. 

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.  

What.The.Fuck.

Posted by: Hedgehog at March 31, 2011 03:52 AM (Rn2kl)

25 Reagan never got a peace prize. He helped destroy the soviets without a single bullet fired

Posted by: Flapjackmaka at March 31, 2011 03:56 AM (QRS0z)

26 8
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)

27 These guys in charge of the govermint today are the ones who thought the book 1984 had a happy ending.

Posted by: Scraping the Couric off my shoes at March 31, 2011 03:59 AM (F/4zf)

28

  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)

29 Moochelle must get really tired of being on top. But she has little choice being married to an imbecile who can only fuck in the up direction.

Posted by: maddogg at March 31, 2011 04:04 AM (OlN4e)

30 an imbecile who can only fuck in the up direction
 
Well, he's pretty good at fucking off too.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 31, 2011 04:10 AM (ENKCw)

31 21 - I saw this morning on FOX "Monday Morning with Trump" so I guess he will be on every monday. Maybe he is trying to get an audience. Who knows but at least he is telling it like it is about Obama. He is going heavy on the Birther stuff but most of what he says is true and parts of the BC stuff I think have some merit.

Posted by: gesc at March 31, 2011 04:19 AM (A22+V)

32 OT -EDITORIAL: Al Qaeda to Obama: Thanks
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)

33 In the words of Theresa Cao, "except Obama"!

Posted by: elspeth at March 31, 2011 04:26 AM (0AkWH)

34 But she has little choice being married to an imbecile who can only fuck in the up direction.

STOP FUCKING DOWN!

Posted by: somefuckingguy at March 31, 2011 04:26 AM (MMC8r)

35 8
22 months to go.

------------
20 until election day

Posted by: elspeth at March 31, 2011 04:27 AM (0AkWH)

36   I have the utmost respect for the Presidential office

  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)

37 gesc Birther BC Obamanation

Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 04:29 AM (H+LJc)

38 But the important thing is that we are now actively supporting the goals of a new world order run by our betters (the NE elite class, the financiers, and the UN).  On the side, we are actively dismantling that pesky 100 year old Constitution while the sheep watch.


Posted by: Hrothgar at March 31, 2011 04:30 AM (DCpHZ)

39 1989 GHWB "Kinder Gentler" Afghanistan

Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 04:31 AM (H+LJc)

40 Miss me yet?

(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)

41 Not to worry, I taped the presentation so you can all view it at Organizing for America.  After a small donation, of course.

Posted by: Barry OPeace Prize at March 31, 2011 04:32 AM (zgZzy)

42 Don't fret over the little stuff. The big stuff, health care debate, will all be on C-Span!!

Posted by: moron at March 31, 2011 04:40 AM (uHBY5)

43 they have a meeting with him and then they change.  Look at oreally.  For his "two exclusive interviews" and the way he behaved, he has lost the respcet of his audience.  So people aren't tuning in to hear what he says.  They are tuning in to hear dick morris or dennis miller or monica crowley or laura ingram.   At least that's whay they are saying.

Posted by: curious at March 31, 2011 04:43 AM (k1rwm)

44 So walmart is no embroiled in this lawsuit and beck is saying they have come out and said "massive inflation is coming".   


Posted by: curious at March 31, 2011 04:45 AM (k1rwm)

45 Trump has yet to discuss US Foreign WAR Policy.

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)

46 After a small donation, of course.

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)

47

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)

48 National Security Archive is a official sounding entity started by Morton Halperin [assistant to Les Aspin under Clinton. now with the Soros Open Society Institute] and run by Tom lanton, lover of sandinistas. NSA is focused on making US overseas operations look bad.

Posted by: Museisluse at March 31, 2011 04:53 AM (xrmna)

49

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)

50 Posted by: ChristyBlinky at March 31, 2011 09:54 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)

51 Yea, but who launched more "silent but deadlies" at State Dinners? They didn't call me Ole Poopy Drawers for nothin'

Posted by: Jimmuh Carter at March 31, 2011 04:56 AM (LdYLm)

52 I thought that little white pasty guy for wikkkkiiiii leaks would win.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at March 31, 2011 05:00 AM (VmAoa)

53

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)

54 Soon he will arm our enemies with cruise missiles so as to be 'fair'. This will be done in secret. He'll also show them the birf certificate. And his college records.

Posted by: torabora at March 31, 2011 05:01 AM (CYFD9)

55 I don't think transparent means what they say it means, but he's been transparent to anyone that has suspicions aroused when an affirmative action, Alinsky disciple from Chicago with communist parents and a conveniently broomed record of minimal achievment starts appointing communists czars, and radical feminazi SCOTUSettes, while skirting the Constitution and dismantling the private sector economy. So yeah, he's transparent.

Posted by: ontherocks at March 31, 2011 05:03 AM (HBqDo)

56 We think the discussion of Tomahawk missiles is racist and we demand reparations.

Posted by: Native American League at March 31, 2011 05:05 AM (EL+OC)

57 You people should be kissing Barack's feet and be damned thankful for it!  Now, watch me stuff this Twinkie down my throat!

Posted by: Mooch-elle at March 31, 2011 05:07 AM (zgZzy)

58

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)

59 It's kinetic transparency.


Posted by: Car in at March 31, 2011 05:09 AM (bW9IA)

60 I am going to tell my boss that I am now doing my work in secret...no need for him to worry his little bean about it...and I would like a raise and a plaque for it!

Posted by: rightzilla at March 31, 2011 05:18 AM (SPVfc)

61 You just can't make this stuff up!

The Obama Administration is now a parody of a parody of itself.

Posted by: quarkstud at March 31, 2011 05:18 AM (XNEXn)

62 Now, watch me stuff this Twinkie down my throat! Posted by: Mooch-elle

So that's what you call Obama's dick.

Posted by: by any other name at March 31, 2011 05:27 AM (H+LJc)

63 I quite enjoy when he heals lepers and raises the dead

Posted by: Hawkins at March 31, 2011 05:59 AM (DuTGc)

64 Wife and I laughed so hard it hurt. Sums it All up in one sentence. You think the pushback from the general Liberty Movement and New Media is having a telling effect yet? This smacks of the makings of siege mentality in the obama administration.

Posted by: MtTopPatriot at March 31, 2011 06:29 AM (B5UQ6)

65

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)

66 If by "transparent," you mean "deliberately clouded, opaque, veiled, secretive" then yes! He wins!

Posted by: Average Jen at March 31, 2011 08:00 AM (DBr05)

67 I win.

Posted by: Opposite Day at March 31, 2011 08:03 AM (DBr05)

68 Hasn't pretty much everything Obama has done been calculated to piss off *someone* he doesn't like?

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)

69 Transparency..... You keep using that word...I do not think it means what you think it means.

Posted by: Hallo, my name is Inigo Montoya...you killed my country...prepare to die at March 31, 2011 08:17 AM (zPfVX)

70 Ace said:" My take? It's true that pensions aren't an immediate funding threat to most states (that problem is centered more on municipalities at present) -- but they are going to consume an ever-larger proportion of general-fund revenues in coming years, and if borrowing rates go up or returns are lower than actuaries expected (or both), five or ten years from now the situation may go from "bad" to "catastrophic" pretty damned quick. In states like California and Illinois, this situation has already arrived."

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)

71 #70 = SPAMMER

Posted by: Jon at March 31, 2011 10:22 AM (CbJeT)

72 thanks for your share!

Posted by: wholesale corset at April 01, 2011 03:56 AM (t86IJ)

73 He's so transparent that anyone with half a brain can see right through him

Posted by: Ace's New Devotee at April 01, 2011 05:26 PM (c66df)

74 All your awards are belong to me now!

Posted by: sorry, the teleprompter broke at April 01, 2011 05:37 PM (c66df)

75 I have come here to chew bubblegum and burn Korans... and I am all out of bubblegum.Äþ²¨Ã×ÄÈ»éÉ´£¬Äþ²¨»éÉ´£¬Äþ²¨»éÉ´³ö×⣬Äþ²¨»éÉ´¶¨ÖÆ

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