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If only the Republicans would get out of the way

By Robert Sproul follow Robert Sproul   2015 Jun 15, 11:28am 9,361 views   19 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


…..and let responsible governance happen.

"AP: Obama administration ‘sets new record’ for denying records"

"Leak investigations, seizing phone records, using FOIA-dodging private e-mail addresses: The Obama administration routinely makes a mockery of its long-ago pledge to establish itself as the most transparent administration in U.S. history. Now comes another blow, via the Associated Press.

A piece by the wire service’s Ted Bridis reports that the administration “more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act,” writes Bridis. And it has achieved this dubious milepost for the second consecutive year, according to the AP. Some key stats from the piece:

• In about a third of instances, the government conceded that initial decisions to withhold or censor documents were “improper under the law — but only when it was challenged.”

• The backlog of unanswered requests at year’s end went up 55 percent to 200,000-plus.

• “The government more than ever censored materials it turned over or fully denied access to them, in 250,581 cases or 39 percent of all requests.”

And then there’s the juicy part of the story, which needs no abridgment:

In emails that AP obtained from the National Archives and Records Administration about who pays for Michelle Obama’s expensive dresses, the agency blacked-out a sentence under part of the law intended to shield personal, private information, such as Social Security numbers, phone numbers or home addresses. But it failed to censor the same passage on a subsequent page.

The sentence: “We live in constant fear of upsetting the WH (White House).”"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2015/03/18/ap-obama-administration-sets-new-record-for-denying-records/

#politics

1   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (49)   2015 Jun 15, 11:41am     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

President Palin's administration would have been the most transparent in history, until she retargeted the missiles to take out America's cities in a fit of apocalyptic fervor.

2   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2015 Jun 15, 11:46am     ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

We're not talking about Palin, we're talking about the guy that was sold and reputed to be "better than this".

We're still in the shit, and it turns out Obama is the King Shit.

3   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2015 Jun 15, 11:50am     ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

If this were any competition at all, Obama would have gotten the buzzer after the first two years, and Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, hell even George Bush could have stepped up and won the crown. But it's not a competition, and these people have to be bound by their merits. Obama hasn't pulled from any competive pack, in fact, when all will be tallied he will be the worst President in History. Palin will never be called the worst Vice President and certainly not the President, Obama has even been a worse President than Mitt Romney.

4   HydroCabron   ignore (1)   2015 Jun 15, 11:51am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

CaptainShuddup says

Obama would have gotten the buzzer after the first two years, and Sarah Palin

Former Half-Governor Palin has the expertise to serve as a half-term leader.

6   HydroCabron   ignore (1)   2015 Jun 15, 12:30pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Call it Crazy says

How's half-term Senator Obama doing as leader?

Oh, look - it's trying to think!

Paddle faster! I hear banjos!

7   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2015 Jun 15, 1:12pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

I said in History, I'm sure Bulgaria has had share of lying sack of shit Presidents.

8   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2015 Jun 15, 1:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Obama has nothing to do with the price of Oil falling, it fell in spite of his policy to make Oil perform the opposite of what has happened.
Do I need proof for that FACT!?

9   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2015 Jun 15, 1:38pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Obama's policy from the get go was tax Oil, and allow Oil to trade as high as it could go, so that America would embrace Solyndra.
Little did he pretend to not know, that the Shysters he gave the billion dollars to would buy diamond encrusted iPhones and every Tesla prototype just for office decor.

10   bob2356   ignore (4)   2015 Jun 15, 1:47pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

CaptainShuddup says

Obama's policy from the get go was tax Oil, and allow Oil to trade as high as it could go, so that America would embrace Solyndra.

Little did he pretend to not know, that the Shysters he gave the billion dollars to would buy diamond encrusted iPhones and every Tesla prototype just for office decor.

Did you ever consider actually coupling together the cars in your train of thought?

11   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2015 Jun 15, 1:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

bob2356 says

Did you ever consider actually coupling together the cars in your train of thought?

But somehow damn it you got my point. Either that or you like arguing with people about shit that you have no idea what they are even talking about.
And here you assholes are trying to peg ME as the Moron.

12   HydroCabron   ignore (1)   2015 Jun 15, 1:57pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

CaptainShuddup says

Obama's policy from the get go was tax Oil, and allow Oil to trade as high as it could go, so that America would embrace Solyndra.

This is the least sophisticated policy analysis ever uttered.

13   HEY YOU   ignore (9)   2015 Jun 15, 2:41pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

GO OBAMA! Destroy America as long as Rep/Con/Tea voters agonize & suffer severely. The Democratic voters will mourn in anguish & get what they deserve.

Endure the hurt,dumb ass voters.

14   jazz_music   ignore (15)   2015 Jun 15, 8:52pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Hypersonic weapon delivery is so subtle, cheap and easy from an orbital platform. To reach escape velocity and put that platform into orbit you are already at Mach 25! --so just aim your bullet (whatever) at the target and give it a little shove and BOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!

Now get out of there, land, strip and refurb, and deny that anything ever happened. This is another level of air/tactical superiority unparalleled in the world.

These assholes commenting on why the Air Force is developing such a thing is like saying we don't know why they're inventing that computer. --It's a platform for cryssakes, you can do anything you want with it!

15   NoCoupForYou   ignore (5)   2015 Jun 15, 9:06pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

And why CVBGs are the obsolete battleships of the 21st Century, if nuclear attack subs weren't reason enough:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DF-21

16   Robert Sproul   ignore (0)   2015 Jun 15, 9:17pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"The Obama White House’s war against leaks, and its penchant for secrecy and noted lack of transparency, are the worst “since the Nixon administration,” according to a major new study that relied on interviews from leading Washington reporters and news organization chiefs."
“This is the most closed, control freak administration I’ve ever covered,” wrote New York Times Washington correspondent David Sanger, one of the journalists interviewed for the report."
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/10/report-obama-administration-most-secretive-nixon/#ixzz3dC8srHUO

I wish the Obama apologists would address this narrow issue, along with his Super Secret (just shut up and do as you are told) "Trade" Deals.

17   HydroCabron   ignore (1)   2015 Jun 15, 9:39pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Robert Sproul says

I wish the Obama apologists would address this narrow issue, along with his Super Secret (just shut up and do as you are told) "Trade" Deals

The trade deal has a 60-day comment period, during which it will be completely public. At present, congresspersons and their aides are allowed to see, but not publicize, the current form of the agreement.

It's not the secrecy which is the scandal; it's that lobbyists are writing it.

As for the way Obama has treated whistleblowers, there is no excuse. Same as the extensions of the Patriot Act.


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