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Worse than Nixon…

Here’s a good article about how the Obama Administration (including the State Department) has tried to get around FOIA requests.

“…the Obama White House has turned stonewalling into an art form. A favorite tactic is to ignore or string out the requests. That’s what State did in Mrs. Clinton’s case, claiming it simply couldn’t get around to issuing her emails until next year…”

Well, that’s surprising.  No, not really.

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How to troll Liberals and Progressives

Here’s another installment for the “Unfit for the Internet” files.  My daughter brought this to my attention yesterday.  Apparently, it’s making the rounds in the Progressive/Liberal low information voters right now.

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About a week ago a one of those fake news sites (fake as in complete satire al a The Onion) posted up this story, about how the Hose Republicans are drafting up a bill that would give the First Daughters a dress code.  The so called “bill” is going to be titled the “The Respectable First Family Act”.  Which from the deranged mind of a Progressive, seems perfectly legit.

Here’s a snippet of the article:

“I shouldn’t need to justify why this bill is necessary to anyone, not after seeing what they were dressed like,” says the bill’s author, Congressman Richard Head (R-UT). “Did you see the photos from the march? The First Daughters looked like pole dancers. You could clearly see their knees and even an inch or two of their thighs. And one of them was wearing go-go dancer boots…

Now, this article isn’t really what I want to bring to your attention.  What I want you to do is search for “house republican dress code“.  Now, by the time you read this, the search results may be different.  However, there’s many sites of people posting comments containing their disgust for those Republicans, using names like “racist”, “morons” and other not so kind words.  That is until someone kindly let’s them know that yes, it is satire.  And then there’s a near audible sigh of relief and a well, their so stupid anyway comment.

And there’s a few sites which have posted this entirely as well with no indication that it’s a fake story.  Who knows if the people on the sites even care so long as it paints their opponents in a bad light.

Yeah, you’ve been trolled.  You’ve exposed yourself as the hateful, dismissive person you are.  I want to see more Progressives and Liberals being exposed for who they really are.


Obama’s changing view on Executive Power

Back in 2008, then Candidate Barack Obama made a lot of statements about President Bush.  Even though President Bush wasn’t campaigning, he still pounded and pounded.  There’s many comments that Barack Obama won against John McCain by running against President Bush.

The problem with that is the he’s become, in many ways, exactly what he criticized President Bush as being.  Here’s a prime example.  In 2008, in a townhall meeting in Pennsylvania he made the claim that President Bush was trying to expand the powers of the Executive Branch.  Claiming that he took the constitution very seriously.  I’ve posted the video here.

What’s interesting, and very timely is that Senator Ted Cruz released yesterday a list of abuses of Executive Powers.  Doing more than what the then candidate Barack Obama criticized President Bush for doing.  Here’s just a few to wet your whistle from the Daily Caller article which you can see the full sourced list at:

1. “Obama implemented portions of the DREAM Act by executive action”

2. “Ended some terror asylum restrictions”

3. “Recognized same sex marriage in Utah despite a Supreme Court stay on a court order allowing the institution”

4. “Illegally revealed the existence of sealed indictments in the Benghazi investigation”

5. “Illegally delayed Obamacare verification of eligibility for healthcare subsidies”

6. “Ordered Boeing to fire 1,000 employees in South Carolina and shut down a new factory because it was non-union”

7. “Terminated the pensions of 20,000 non-union Delphi employees in the GM bankruptcy.”

8. “Government agencies are engaging in ‘Operation Choke Point,’ where the government asks banks to ‘choke off’ access to financial services for customers engaging in conduct the Administration does not like—such as ‘ammunition sales.’”

Not only did he get elected deriding abuse of Executive Powers, he’s taken it to new levels.  If the people who voted for Obama because of statements like this read this list and actually follow the sources, they really ought to feel cheated.  I know I do, and I didn’t even vote for the man.

UPDATE: You can see Senator Cruz’s list here.


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Obama criticizes President Bush for supposed expansion of Executive Powers

While campaigning in 2008, Barack Obama criticized President Bush for trying to go around congress.


Great speech at the National Prayer Breakfast

This is an excellent speech.

Not sure why, but this didn’t get published, so publishing now.


Obama deflects yet once again.

President Obama really hasn’t been doing so well.  We’re watching Obamacare train wreck happen right before our eyes.  We know more is to come and nothing is being done.  He’s presided over some of the most egregious examples of political retribution in US History.  His lack of leadership can be directly tied to the increase of Muslim Extremest groups such as Al Qaeda in the middle east.  Yet he’s quick to comment and create division in issues where the Federal Government has no business.  There’s so many examples of these that Senator Rand Paul created a list.  It’s because of all of this that his approval ratings are generously low. Yet, to President Obama, it’s because he’s black.

In an article posted on the New Yorker’s web site he’s quoted as saying:

“There’s no doubt that there’s some folks who just really dislike me because they don’t like the idea of a black president”

I’m sure there are a very few who are shallow enough to base their disapproval on the President’s actions on his race.  Of course, as the President acknowledges, his generous approval numbers are also heavily padded by the fact that he is black:

“Now, the flip side of it is there are some black folks and maybe some white folks who really like me and give me the benefit of the doubt precisely because I’m a black president”

So, all he’s done is attempt rather weakly to deflect why the American public thinks he’s done a horrible job.  Instead of being a true leader and taking ownership of his administrations failures, he uses the Democrats standby:  Create racial divisions by playing the race card where there’s no or very little impact of racism.  In fact, as we have seen, Mitt Romney had more of a challenge overcoming the fact that he is Mormon than Obama had with the fact that he’s Black.  We’ve seen this time and time again from Democrats.  It’s just unfortunate that we see it from the most powerful office in the nation.  This just makes him a sore winner.

There’s reason why people call Obama a disgrace to the office of the President of the United States, and this is a perfect example.


Obama and deceptive data

My previous post about President Obama being fast with gun control data reminded me of another occurance of his knack of being deceptive with data.  If you remember back when he was being critisized for his creative methods of blocking new drilling for oil he kept on quoting a statistic that “The United States holds only 2% of the planet’s proven oil reserves”.  This is something that he uses to suggest that the US just doesn’t have that much oil in the ground and drilling would be a waste of time and money.  That’s what he wants people to assume.  Because most people don’t know what “proven oil reserves” means it’s not a huge stretch for people to make that jump.

Well, the Institute for Energy Research put out an article about this deception (emphasis added).

According to President Obama, the United States contains only 2 percent of the planet’s proven oil reserves, Of course, he’s right — to a point. In classic fashion, he’s using a technicality to skirt the facts and keep the myth of energy scarcity alive. The reality is that the U.S. has enough recoverable oil for the next 200 years, despite only having 2 percent of the world’s current proven oil reserves.

And the technicality that he’s using?

Proven oil reserves are not all of our oil resources—not even close. In fact, proved reserves represent a tiny portion of our total oil resources. Proven (or proved) oil reserves are reserves that have already been discovered, typically through actual exploration or drilling, and which can be recovered economically.

Read the article for more details about what the proven oil reserves really means.  Ultimately, we’ve had only 2% pretty much all of the time.