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White House Press Corps Wonders When Obama Will Actually Take Their Questions – Huffington Post

18 Aug

English: Barack Obama delivering his electoral...

From The Huffington Post

The agitation appears to be increasing among the media as President Obama continues to avoid taking questions from White House reporters. On Friday, Obama’s deputy press secretary parried a series of volleys from the White House press corps, all of whom wanted to know when the president would break his over-two-month streak of not formally answering their questions.

The issue has edged its way into the media spotlight in recent days, especially after Obama spoke about the campaign on “Entertainment Tonight” and talked about his music tastes with a New Mexico radio station. That led to acid replies from ABC’s Jake Tapper and the “Morning Joe” team. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell also had a sharp exchange with Ben LaBolt, the Obama campaign’s press secretary, about Obama’s AWOL approach. On Friday, she repeated the line of attack with DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

On Friday, multiple reporters asked deputy press secretary Josh Earnest when Obama would appear next before them.

“I don’t have any scheduling announcements,” Earnest said. He contended that the press has actually “heard quite a bit” from Obama, who he said has been “talking to a number of reporters.” He also said that Obama had answered a question shouted at him at a bill signing from a White House reporter, and that the press had been able to air the president’s comments to

NBC’s Kristen Welker noted that Obama has been talking about things like his views on the song “Call Me Maybe.”

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Obama’s Broken Promises “That Looks Bad!” & More Videos

22 Jul

Bill Whittle’s delivery in this video is comical, but unfortunately the information he brings is not. It’s almost too easy to point out all of Obama’s broken promises, contradictions, lies, and other questionable behavior, like eliminating the fourth amendment and killing American citizens, even those under the age of 18, without due process.

President B.O. has got to go, because he has stunk up the joint for too long.

Guantanamo Bay? Still open. Patriot Act? Renewed. Extraordinary Rendition? Still happening.

Aren’t liberals and democrats supposed to be sensitive to all humans’ needs? Aren’t they supposed to be the compassionate party? Watch John Stewart remind us of Obama’s many war-related broken promises.

John Stewart on Obama’s broken promises. “Respect My Authoritah”

I’m having troubles with links again, so please copy and paste: http://gawker.com/5564642/jon-stewart-blasts-obama-for-war+related-lies-broken-promises)

This isn’t communitarian rhetoric?

“If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that…somebody else made that happen.”

“If you were successful, someone along the line gave ya some help.”

You’re not successful because you work hard, you’re successful because someone helped you. You cannot be successful on your own. You need help to be successful.

“The internet didn’t invent itself. Government research created the internet so that all the companies could make money off the internet “.

“Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allows us to thrive.” 

Without government you wouldn’t be successful. Without government there could be no internet. Government created the internet to make sure we have jobs.

“We rise or fall together as one nation and as one people, and that’s the reason  I’m running for president, because I still believe in that idea. You’re not on your own. We’re in this together.”

We have to work for the greater good to be successful. Obama is running for president because he believes in communitarianism, an evolved form of communism. The government will take care of you because it will make us work together, and that is he only way we can be successful. (Unfortunately the help government gives [forces upon] us is the opposite of freedom.)

Just for the Record: “Monster” Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit | Reuters

28 Jun
Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just for the record

“Monster” Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit | Reuters

(Reuters) – Firefighters struggled on Wednesday to beat back a fiercely aggressive wildfire raging at the edge of Colorado Springs that has forced at least 35,000 people from their homes and was nipping at the edges of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The so-called Waldo Canyon Fire, fanned by gusting winds, has gutted an unknown number of homes on the wooded fringes of Colorado’s second-most populous city and prompted more evacuations as flames roared out of control for a fifth day.

President Barack Obama plans to pay a visit to the area on Friday to view the damage, the White House said.

The blaze flared Tuesday night with sudden ferocity and quickly overran fire containment lines, invading the northwestern corner of the city. But officials have declined to characterize the extent of property damage there.

Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown told Reuters that he had “a number in mind” for the approximate tally of homes lost in Tuesday night’s firestorm but did not want to release that information until residents of those dwellings were notified.

The blaze left an orange hue over Colorado Springs, and a smoky haze hung in the air, so thick in places that the giant, roiling pall of smoke that continued to billow into the sky over the city was obscured from the ground.

Governor John Hickenlooper said after flying over the fire zone Tuesday night that he saw many homes destroyed in a “surreal,” luminous landscape below, but did not give a number.

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Words Well-Said: Thoughts From Around the Web ‘Fast & Furious’ (with video)

24 Jun

Sometimes I see bits of wisdom, new perspectives, clever humor, and other fearless ways of dropping  serious knowledge bombs on FaceBook, comment sections, twitter, etc and I’d like to start sharing them.

This came from the FaceBook wall of a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. In a comment on a post about Fast and Furious on the reader’s wall, someone brought up “the race card,” in regards to the Eric Holder contempt charges, accusing the “other side” of using it. I personally have not seen any evidence indicating that this busted conspiracy is about race. I’ve heard theories supposedly held by right wing nuts, but they were so far from any popular theory I’ve heard, and didn’t come close to what the majority of the liberty movement  believes, that the ideas seem to have been propagated, or at least perpetuated, by the left to discredit those willing to say “the emperor has no clothes.”   This is what the TimeTimes reader had to say:

English: Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder o...

English: Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder opened an Interagency Working Group meeting of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hosted by the Department of Justice on October 18, 2000, which addressed LEPissues. In the immediate background, White House representative Irene Bueno, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Bill Lann Lee, and Community Relations Service Director Rose Ochi look on. (DOJ photo) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“All I’ll say on that is that I have seen both Caucasians and African Americans throw it around. It’s a ridiculous, intentionally divisive distraction that incites the nastiest side of humans, and prevents us from getting down to the real issue, which is that Eric Holder is a traitor and conspirator against the US. And with Obama having used executive privilege to hide what could be (is) incriminating documents, more suspicions are raised. It’s US the PEOPLE vs THEM the GOVERNMENT. We have to forget this petty shit. Oh and check it out, looks like Obama has used exec privilege with Holder in the past.”

Excerpts From thedailycaller.com:

“According to the Los Angeles Times, Holder drafted an “options memo” that allowed Clinton to grant commutations to the terrorists in the late 1990s when several high-ranking Department of Justice officials opposed the move. That options memo effectively facilitated clemency for those terrorists. Holder went against the DOJ’s Pardon Attorney Roger Adams’strong opposition to any clemency in several internal memos and a draft report recommending denial” and pushed to get the terrorists’ sentences commuted.”

“Though that memo itself is still protected by Clinton’s executive privilege and has not been made public, members of Clinton’s administration, including Holder, were allowed to talk about it and anything else to do with the pardons, commutations and grants of clemency after Clinton waived the executive privilege after leaving office.”

“Fast-forward to shortly after President Barack Obama was elected. He had nominated Holder to be the United States Attorney General and Cornyn was pressing him to testify about the details of those FALN terrorist commutations. When asked to testify about the options memo, Holder claimed under oath in the congressional record that he was “not authorized” to do so.” (my emphasis added)

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Obama Orders “Sharp Increase” in Drone Murders, Enjoy Your Hope and Change, America.

14 Jun

Obama orders ‘sharp increase’ in drone strikes: Report – The Express Tribune.

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Nothing says “Hope and Change” like murdering defenseless children and other civilians with a non-human, unfeeling drone from the skies, and our dear leader wants to kill even more.  We’re losing, or have nearly lost, our value for human life.

A person remotely controlling the murdering UAVs far from the slaughter is bound to become desensitized; killing innocent people will become the norm. When will people realize that the government will not stop taking our rights or killing in the name of money unless we stop them NOW?

Probe US drone civilian casualties: United Nations 

It’s about time someone spoke out against this disgusting murder; too bad it is another corrupt group that  perpetrates the most heinous of human atrocities around the world.

We’re all flawed; we’re all difficult, ignorant, and selfish at times, but we are all human. None of us are worth more than anyone else. My life is no more valuable than that of an addict in the ghetto, or a hungry child in China, or an Afghani trying to defend his village from the foreign occupying forces that rape and unjustly kill innocent civilians. And my life is no less valuable than the flesh and bones of Obama, Angelina Jolie, or Bob Dylan.  If we forget this, we lose our humanity, and in turn, we lose; we lose everything, we lose at life.

Peace and love my brothers and sisters. Remember we’re all on the same team.  US vs THEM.

NOW IS THE TIME. THE TIME IS NOW.

Edited 10:39 Am June 14, 2012

Edited 3:35 PM July 4, 2012 to fix links

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