Back at ya, big guy

He had 60 days to review it

“The rushed and arbitrary deadline insisted on by Congressional Republicans prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the American people, as well as our environment,”


42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 17:25:44

    He didn’t want to kill a project that may, by some estimates, create 200,000 trickle down jobs, butt the Republicans made him do it. With their ridiculous demand that he make a decision in just 60 days, he really had no choice. Making big, important decisions like that “right now!” is just irresponsible – only a fool would demand that kind of turnaround on such an important decision.


    • Sherry
      Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:44:59

      60 days…wow…what will he do in a snap decision situation?! OH! I know! Go play a round of golf-D-oh!

      60 days that Americans were depending on you, Barry, to make the right choice…yew blew it! Like Trump said on Greta’s show last night-everyone around the world is laughing at us. 60 days for deciding on something extremely important and what do you do? Go on a Hawaiian vacay. Ah! But you did manage to sign that NDAA bill making every American citizen an enemy combatant and our military the new police force-and our speech to viewed as suspicious, let alone if we should stock up on food and supplies. We had time for that, eh, Obama? I can surely tell you learned well from the Chicago politicians…


  2. Kim
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 17:26:05

    After all, there are significant implications connected with the approval of such a huge pipeline project (i.e. thousands of jobs, jobs jobs!, increased oil supply by hundreds of thousands of barrels/day, reduced oil dependency on the Middle East). And we all know that the rule of unintended consequences is far more likely to result in bad outcomes if you force someone to make a premature decision on a significant issue. Take Obamacare for example; why, we’re still finding out what all is in there!

    Plus, if we’d spent a little more time analyzing the 5-minute Solyndra Solution to the energy problem, maybe we wouldn’t how ended up with all that egg on our face.


  3. Kim
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 17:34:20

    Quoting Kos:

    You have an entire wired generation focused on this issue like a laser, fighting like hell to protect their online freedoms, and it’s FUCKING REPUBLICANS who are playing the heroes by dropping support?

    Those goddam Democrats would rather keep collecting their Hollywood checks….


    • Sherry
      Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:50:19

      This is why I am an Indy. The Repubs could have rejected SOPA and that other one but they signed on to it. Now, now! they don’t like it. Nope. This one isn’t all on the dems or the prez… 😕


    • Sherry
      Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:56:28

      After web-wide blackouts protesting controversial anti-piracy bills, former supporters from both parties appear to be fleeing the legislation. Is SOPA dead?


      • Kim
        Jan 19, 2012 @ 19:09:44

        please please please

      • Sherry
        Jan 19, 2012 @ 19:16:28

        So are SOPA and PIPA dead?
        The bills “appear to be doomed to ignominious defeat,” says Matt Asay in The Register. But Congress will tackle the underlying piracy issues again soon, with good reason. Don’t let the “dancing-in-the-street mentality” among SOPA opponents mislead you, says David Kravets in Wired. “By no sense of the imagination are these bills scuttled.” House Judiciary Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) says he will keep on fighting to get SOPA passed, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has a key procedural vote for PIPA scheduled for Jan. 24. Still, everyone who participated in “the largest online backlash to proposed U.S. legislation should briefly pat themselves on the back.”

  4. Kim
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 17:35:34

    Before jetting off on our dime to shut down New York City for his four star-studded fundraisers tonight, our make-believe president engaged in some fantasy-land photo-ops at Disneyworld today, where he also graciously brought the place to a halt.

    Disney says the president will be at the Magic Kingdom, which means guests can plan for heavy security. Main Street USA will be closed for the duration of the president’s time there. Guests will be re-routed to other parts of the park. Disney is also cancelling extra magic hours for the Magic Kingdom, and pushing back the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” parade.


  5. Kim
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 17:38:00

    All about jobs jobs jobs. huh, obama?

    Willard & Kelsey Solar Group LLC laid off about 40 people indefinitely at the beginning of January until changes to its production line are completed, a company official said Monday.


  6. Kim
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 17:50:05

    Remember the golden rule: It’s only wrong when Republicans do it.

    President Barack Obama’s top 350 bundlers in the upcoming 2012 election have already snagged 68 high-status jobs in the administration, and 250 have landed resume-boosting invites to White House events, according to a study released Thursday by a left-of-center media foundation.

    The report, by the Center for Public Integrity, also said that 30 of the bundlers are tied to government-related companies on Wall Street, in the green-tech sector or in the defense sector.


  7. Kim
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:00:27

    State law also grants the secretary of state and any “elector who is eligible to vote for a candidate” in the state the authority to raise a challenge to a candidate’s qualifications, the judge determined.

    Three different plaintiffs’ groups are lined up for separate hearings, including one represented by California attorney Orly Taitz. She had the judge sign a subpoena for Obama’s testimony, and Michael Jablonski, Obama’s attorney for these cases, argued that he should be exempted.


  8. Kim
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:04:27

    President Obama blames the press for creating the image that he’s aloof and disconnected from the rest of Washington, insisting in a new interview that he’s just more interested in spending time with his family than in exchanging pleasantries with strangers.


  9. Kim
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:08:40

    “We saw Senator Harry Reid talk about people being obstructionists. We saw him blame the tea party, we saw him blame senate Republicans. Hes even blamed House Freshman on the Republican side.

    But what Harry Reid does not understand simply, the constitutional conservative grassroots movement called the Tea Party stands for this, they stand for fiscal responsibility, they stand for fiscal sanity. And the American people have to balance budgets in their homes. Our small business owners have to balance budgets to run their businesses. So obviously what Harry Reid calls obstructionism. I look at it, he stands for fiscal irresponsibility. He stands for fiscal insanity!”


  10. Kim
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:19:10


  11. markmcinturf
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:22:01

    Love it Kim!!!!!! Absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!!


  12. Kim
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:22:05

    The Obama ad that quickly slips in claims that slickly appear to be the result of Obama’s policies, though the ad does not directly make that claim—a reference to 2.7 million clean-energy jobs, a note that for the first time in 13 years foreign oil imports are below 50 percent.

    Those figures are correct, but they are also not tethered to anything Obama has done. Thereport that mentioned the 2.7 million jobs simply said that is how many potentially exist. Meanwhile, the Energy Department cited a host of reasons why foreign oil imports have declined, noting the main reason was “a significant contraction in consumption” because of the poor economy and changes in efficiency that began “two years before the 2008 crisis”—ie, before Obama took office.


    • Kim
      Jan 19, 2012 @ 18:22:33

      Then, in bold type, the ad proclaims: President Obama “kept a campaign promise to toughen ethics rules” and it cites: “PolitiFact, 1/21/09.”

      Politifact did write that on Jan. 21, 2009, but then it almost immediately changed its ruling as Obama began granting waivers to his ethics policy.

      We had originally given this a Four Pinocchio ruling because we believed the campaign had ignored the fact that PolitiFact had changed its ruling. Instead, it turns out it cherry-picked one ruling while ignoring the other negative one. That’s pretty slippery, but it is more of a three Pinocchio violation rather than a Four, so we are revising it downward..


  13. Dawgbert
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 03:40:22

    Kim, I told you in the past about Anonymous:
    Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music All Offline:


  14. Dawgbert
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 03:44:11

    NO I repeat NO Government Tech can come close to Anonymous!


  15. Dawgbert
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 03:46:17

    Stick that in your pipe and smoke it Big Sis. I mean in your big


  16. Kim
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 08:11:05

    As I watch the media circus surrounding Marianne Gingrich’s interview regarding her relationship with her ex-husband and GOP candidate, Newt Gingrich, I am once again reminded of the double standard afforded to the Democrats and Barack Obama in particular. Coming on the heels of the Herman Cain melee in which the press had a field day parading one accuser after another before video cameras, it is difficult not to repeat the question of why the Democrats get a free pass. Why are calls for Mitt Romney to release his tax return not met with calls for Barack Obama to release his college transcripts — something that is just as customary for presidential candidates?

    However, of greater importance in my view is the silence, save for a few journalists and pundits on the right, regarding exposing a videotape recorded in 2003 of Barack Obama at the farewell dinner for terrorist-supporting Palestinian Rashid Khalidi. News of the videotape’s existence came to light while Obama was a candidate, and the free pass given to him by the mainstream media was only just beginning to come to light when the enamored Chris Matthews’ shared news of the tingle up his leg.

    While the birthers’ demands did draw some media attention, it was mostly negative and only made fun of the supposedly crazy loons on the far right who apparently were representative of all petty and irrational conservatives. No one seemed to notice that Obama had not written a single article while serving as editor of The Harvard Law Review, and no one pressed the issue of Obama’s suppressed college and law school transcripts since it was a given that his brilliance was perhaps surpassed only by the likes of Albert Einstein.

    But there is a videotape sitting in the vaults of the Los Angeles Times, and every American should be screaming from the rooftops for its release. In light of the Arab Spring, Obama’s endless attempts to bully Israel into succumbing to all sorts of unprecedented and unsafe demands in the hopes that he would go down in history as the POTUS who made peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, and the administration’s ineptness in addressing Iran’s nuclear program and military threats, exposing this videotape is of utmost importance.

    In April 2010, Roger L. Simon published an article on PajamasMedia entitled, “Why is the L.A. Times Burying the Obama/Khalidi Tape?” Of further consequence is why the media — and Americans — are not demanding that the L.A. Times immediately release the tape. Simon wrote:

    The Khalidi tape could be of tremendous significance in revealing the provenance of Obama’s views on the Middle East and the degree to which the public was misled on those views during the presidential campaign[.] …

    So what are we to think? We have an administration that not only ascribes most of the Middle East blame to Israel, but also has banned “Islamism” and all related words, even “Islam” and “jihad” from our national security documents. They’re completely gone. Indeed, even the Fort Hood massacre, so clearly inspired by Islamic extremism, has now been shifted into the comfortable category of the lone, angry killer. Rashid Khalidi should be happy. And, in fact, he is.

    Sometimes I want to yell and scream. What is wrong with the Los Angeles Times? Are they a news organization or the propaganda wing of some leftover unit of the IWW? No wonder subscribers are deserting them in droves.

    While I am sure that Simon’s questions were rhetorical, I will answer the obvious. Of course the paper is a propaganda tool. Were it not for the internet and cable television, true news organizations would no longer exist. It was recently reported that Jerusalem Post editor Steve Linde quoted Bibi Netanyahu calling The New York Times and Haaretz Israel’s two main enemies because “they set the agenda for an anti-Israel campaign all over the world.” Netanyahu denies making this exact statement, but there is no question that both papers’ reporting reflects a bias that can be characterized only as anti-Israel propaganda. Taken a step further, there is no question that the mainstream media as a whole has become completely entrenched in propaganda, bias, anti-Israel and anti-American sentiment, and indoctrination based on liberal, progressive values that are completely out of the “mainstream.”

    The public will never understand that the Islamists taking over the Mideast are not moderate, will not promote democracy, are not friends of the United States, and wish the ultimate destruction of the West if the public reads and relies upon only The New York Times, L.A. Times, MSNBC, or similar tools of the left for its “news” and information. Americans will not understand the implications of four more years of a pro-Islamist president if they do not understand what Islamism is all about. And they will not know who is sitting in the White House making policy decisions based on personal biases if the media continues to promote Obama’s agenda rather than investigate and report.

    So why is the videotape of such paramount importance? Simon quotes from an article published in the L.A.Times discussing the tape and its contents:

    [A] young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, “then you will never see a day of peace.”

    One speaker likened “Zionist settlers on the West Bank” to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been “blinded by ideology.”

    Furthermore, rumors abound regarding additional messages that may or may not have been openly shared at the dinner in Obama’s presence. Ted Belman reported at Israpundit that he has a reliable source that “the audio tape clearly picks up the toast ‘death to Israel’.” Did Obama drink to the death of an American ally that he has been actively intimidating, browbeating, and dissing since he phoned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on his first day in office? Does Obama liken Israelis living in the West Bank to Osama bin Laden, whose death he claims as his greatest foreign policy accomplishment?

    Simon concluded his article with a request that readers send in suggestions on how to make the contents of the tape public. Apparently Donald Trump missed this request when he wasted the media’s energy pushing for the release of Obama’s birth certificate — something with which Obama is still having fun as he mocked the birthers at the Golden Globe awards last week.

    But I highly doubt that the POTUS, who had his worldview formed while sitting in the pews of Israel-bashing Jeremiah Wright and at the dinner table of anti-Semite Khalidi, will be mocking people who care enough to properly vet his credentials by urging the release of the tape. And I venture a guess that if the videotape is released, Barack Obama will be packing his bags at the end of this year. But that is a big “if” because until the media stops obsessing over the infidelities of the GOP candidates and starts doing its job, Barack Obama’s chances of a second term continue to scare the living daylights out of those who understand its implications.

    Read more:


  17. Kim
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:49:00

    According to a person who is described as a long-time Democratic Party operative and White House insider, a series of bombshell allegations have been made against Barack Obama revolving around possible murder, addiction, and atheism.

    The allegations were made yesterday in an interview conducted by a reporter who works for a major news organization and posts interviews with the insider under the anonymous pen-name ‘Ulsterman.’

    Last year Ulsterman made headlines when he first began to publish the interviews with the insider, who claimed that traditional Democrats in the mold of Doug Shoen, Pat Caddell, and James Carville are alarmed over the direction Obama is taking the country and the damage he is doing to the Democratic Party.


    • Sherry
      Jan 20, 2012 @ 11:46:32

      This is why the lib media is wanting to steer Repubs to thinking that Mitt is the one to beat Obama-because he will not undo alot of what Obama did, i.e., Obamacare, the libs’ pet project ever since Hilary tried back when her hubs was prez. They don’t like what Obama is doing because he is restricting their freedoms (they know its not the right wingers/christians only to be affected in the future). NDAA did them in for sure, but the animosity and embarassment of him has been there for some time. Conservatives think the media is steering Repubs/Indys to Mitt because they think he can be easily beat by Obama. No, imo, its because if Mitt can’t be beat then the Dems will have someone they can stomach in office-a flip flopper who can be easily manipulated.


      • Kim
        Jan 20, 2012 @ 12:01:21

        itt is there for 2 reasons – A) it is his turn up to bat. He stepped aside for ‘unknown’ reasons in 2008 to let McCain get beat. Now it is his turn to lose gracefully to the ‘one’

        B) if for some unknowable reason Mitt wins, he is far enough left to not make waves and let the things obama has done keep on rolling

      • Kim
        Jan 20, 2012 @ 13:42:49

        Alarm bells should be ringing in everyone’s ears when Karl Rove, the establishment RINOs, GHW Bush, and democrats ‘praise’ Mitt Romney, or in the case of Nancy Piglosi, jeer at the republicans for their infighting over him.

        Mitt Romney can’t climb above 25% in public opinion polls (to the extent that those are believable, it’s actually probably less than 25%), is endorsed by losers and NDAA sponsors like John McCain, and has been running for president for five years. He’s playing it safe, trying to ‘look presidential’ and ‘grown-up’ and demonstrates his deception with every word he speaks. His campaign slogan is deception pure and simple: ‘let’s fight for the America we love” (?)

  18. Kim
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:58:21

    Obama was only too happy to help the Islamic supremacists overthrow Mubarak, but has been criminally silent on the persecution and slaughter of Christians in the wake of his post-American foreign policy.

    The “freedom movement” prohibits Christians from voting “because they intended to vote for two moderate Muslims and not the Salafi candidates. ‘No Copt from Rahmaniya-Kebly was able to vote, so the Salafists will win the elections.'”


  19. Sherry
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 12:05:11

    In his seminal book, The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents–The Definitive Edition (The Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, Volume 2)
    Hayek demonstrates how socialist governments (Obama Administration) are motivated by illogical ideology and political posturing. They inevitably tamper with free market principles. In so doing, it usually results in suboptimal economic performance, financial crisis, and even greater intervention. Hayek would argue for solutions based on individual freedoms while limiting government’s ability to intervene in markets, but socialist/marxists see it differently. Instead, they demand greater and greater powers, claiming that only greater intervention can fix the problems that their actions have caused. To the extent that people buy into this thinking and vote to grant governments ever more power, economic and personal liberties are surrendered, eventually resulting in tyranny and totalitarianism.


    • Sherry
      Jan 20, 2012 @ 12:07:42

      We need to get rid of Keynesian economics and go back to Reagonomics. Keynes ideas worked during the Depression only because it was a shame to be on assistance. In today’s entitlements society, Keynesian economics is a joke.


  20. Kim
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 12:17:06

    Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it has received additional documents about meetings held between Estelle Rogers, Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-affiliated organization Project Vote, and officials from the Obama White House and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Judicial Watch is investigating the extent to which Project Vote, which once employed Barack Obama, has been working with the Obama administration to use voter registration laws to register greater numbers of low-income voters, widely considered to be an important voting demographic for the Obama presidential campaign.

    The additional documents, provided in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch on August 19, 2011, detail email communications between Rogers and high ranking officials from the Obama White House and DOJ. The following are highlights from the records:


    • Kim
      Jan 20, 2012 @ 12:21:15

      •On April 27, 2009, Estelle Rogers wrote to Deputy Assistant Attorney General Sam Hirsh regarding an upcoming meeting on April 30, 2009. In addition to Rogers and Hirsh, other attendees included: Nicole Kovite, Director of Public Agency Project for Project Vote; Spencer Overton, Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy; and two officials from the Obama White House: Celia Muñoz, then-Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and recently promoted to Director of the Domestic Policy Council; and Tino Cuellar, Special Assistant to the President for Justice and Regulatory Policy.

      In her email, Rogers references documents she forwarded in preparation for the upcoming meeting on the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), to which Hirsch replies that he looks forward to “reading these materials” and to “seeing everyone on Thursday.”
      •On February 23, 2011, Rogers wrote to Associate Deputy Attorney General Robert Weiner, asking him to “make some headway with Attorney General [Eric] Holder in enforcing Section 7 of the NVRA.” The email notes that the DOJ had not yet filed any Section 7 lawsuits, which Rogers dubbed “deeply disappointing.” The first such DOJ lawsuit (against Rhode Island) was filed on March 18, 2011, less than one month later. Of particular note, is Rogers’ comment that “We have received oral assurances from [Assistant Attorney General Thomas] Perez on several occasions that enforcement action was imminent,” suggesting that Rogers was privy to internal discussions inside the DOJ regarding pending legal action.
      •On March 29, 2011, Rogers wrote to Associate Attorney General [Thomas] Perrelli, urging him to review and “make improvements” to a document she was sending following another meeting held on March 17, 2011 between Project Vote and the DOJ on Section 7 compliance with the NRVA. Accompanying the document was a previous letter she had sent to the Civil Rights Division plus “additional comments on the Q and A.”


      • Kim
        Jan 20, 2012 @ 12:21:48

        As Director of Advocacy for Project Vote, Estelle Rogers ‒ a former attorney for ACORN, which was besieged with charges of corruption before declaring bankruptcy in November 2010 ‒ is a primary contact person on policy matters at Project Vote on both state and federal levels and has been actively involved in voter registration issues. Using the threat of a lawsuit under the NVRA, Project Vote has aggressively sought to manipulate voter registration laws in various states to increase the registration of people receiving public assistance.

  21. Sherry
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 19:00:40


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