Yes, let’s hold the American people hostage as we manufacture another crisis!
Gettin real tired of your crap DC.
Emphasis: SEQUESTRATION CAME FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.
Yet another lie the Obama administration has been caught in.
Classy government is classy.
If Mitt Romney wins…
Does anyone think Barack Obama will be as gracious as George Bush and let Romney shadow him during the “lame duck” period?
I’m not thinking so.
Oh, so I guess “It’s the White House for a reason” is a thing now. Alex Zeagler’s is my favorite: “on the off chance this is racist, don’t worry ‘coz it’s not offensive.”
That reason is because, you know, it’s a house that is white.
God I hate people…but especially these people.
Because it’s totally not racist if you say it’s not racist…. bastards!
Casual racism is racism.
Racism rooted in ignorance is racism.
Ignoring that racism exists is racism.
Racism is racism.
Skin color has no more to do with Obama’s failures than it does with Romney’s. Both men are intelligent, eloquent, and (I believe) have the country’s best interests at heart.
Where they differ is in their interpretations of exactly what the country’s best interests are, and how we get out of the predicament we are in.
Vote on that, please. Not on something as superficial as skin pigmentation.
Idiots like these Twitter monkeys makes me wonder when parents started putting Stupid Juice in their baby’s bottles instead of milk.
The reason the White house is white: It has nothing to do with the burning of the house by the British in 1814, although every schoolchild is likely to have heard the story that way. The building was first made white with lime-based whitewash in 1798, when its walls were finished, simply as a means of protecting the porous stone from freezing. Why the house was subsequently painted is not known. Perhaps presidents objected to the dirty look as the whitewash wore away. The house acquired its nickname early on.
I know this makes me a history nerd, but I thought I would share. :)
EMAILS REVEAL FED AGENCY ASKED LAW ENFORCEMENT TO STAND DOWN AND NOT ARREST OCCUPIERS AFTER CONSULTING OBAMA WHITE HOUSE
Documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, indicate that General Services Administration (GSA) officials, with approval from the Obama administration, ordered local law enforcement officers to stand down and not arrest Occupy Portland protesters after they seemingly broke the law last year.
The records, obtained by Judicial Watch pursuant to a November Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, include internal DHS correspondence.
On Nov. 6, 2011, DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate Chief of Staff Caitlin Durkovich and GSA Public Buildings Service Commissioner Robert Peck, who has since been fired, communicated via email and specifically discussed Occupy Portland protests that were occurring on federal property in Portland. Durkovich wrote:
I am sorry to be emailing you on a Sunday night, but wanted to let you know our Press Shop has received a couple of calls from Portland media outlets about a group of 11 protesters who again set up camp at Terry Shrunk Plaza in Portland last night. They have chained themselves to a large drum filled with concrete. GSA controls the permits and has asked FPS [Federal Protective Services] not to enforce the curfew at park and the prohibition on overnight encampments. Reporters have asked if we will be arresting the protestors as FPS did last week.
Our FPS Commander in Portland says they are standing down and following GSA’s request to only intervene if there is a threat to public safety.
Caitlin: yes, that is our position; it’s been vetted with our Administrator and Michael Robertson, our chief of staff, and we have communicated with the WH [White House], which has afforded us the discretion to fashion our approach to Occupy issues…The arrests last week were carried out despite our request that the protesters be allowed to remain and to camp overnight…
Further, a week before this email exchange, the Oregonian reported that “Twenty-five Occupy Portland demonstrators were arrested… after refusing to leave Jamison Square. The arrests capped an intense hours-long standoff between police and dozens of protesters who refused to leave the Pearl District park after it was declared closed at midnight. Officers, some in riot gear and others on horses, faced off with protesters who remained in the square, despite being ordered to leave.”
Peck resigned from GSA earlier this year after it was discovered the agency spent $823,000 on a lavish Las Vegas “training conference,” which included a mind reader, clown and a $31,208 reception.
Though President Obama previously said he “understands” the frustrations of Occupy protesters, he and his administration have been careful not to openly promote the movement.
The Washington Examiner reports that the Obama White House denied on a number of occasions that nobody in the administration had given aid or encouragement to the protests last year, which many times inevitably degenerated into public and private property damage, drug use, violent crimes, including rape, and public health violations.
“We now have a new GSA scandal – one that involves the Obama White House,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement. “These documents clearly show that federal agencies colluded with the Obama White House to allow the Occupy Wall Street protestors to violate the law with impunity. These documents tell us that the GSA and DHS can’t be relied upon to protect federal workers or property.”
Read the full report from Judicial Watch and take a look at the Occupy documents here.
Busted! White House gets caught lying about Churchill sculpture it returned to England
Yesterday, the White House got a little “wee weed up” when Charles Krauthammer’s Washington Post column blasted the Obama administration for its rude treatment of our British allies, specifically Obama’s decision to remove the bust of Winston Churchill (a priceless gift from Great Britain) from the Oval Office and return it to the British.
from White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer:
Now, normally we wouldn’t address a rumor that’s so patently false, but just this morning the Washington Post’s Charles Krauthammer repeated this ridiculous claim in his column. He said President Obama “started his Presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office.”
This is 100% false. The bust still in the White House. In the Residence. Outside the Treaty Room.
Pfeiffer included this photo in his blog post:
Many astute observers noticed that the sculpture in the above photo didn’t appear to be the same bust of Churchill that Great Britain loaned to President Bush for the Oval Office. Indeed it’s not.
from CNN (emphasis mine):
“Hopefully this clears things up a bit and prevents folks from making this ridiculous claim again,” Pfeiffer wrote.
But late Friday, British Embassy Spokesman James Barbour said there were actually two busts of Churchill, both by artist Sir Jacob Epstein.
The one that was loaned to the George W. Bush administration in 2001 was returned after Bush left office and now resides at the British ambassador’s residence in Washington.
A second bust, which is part of the White House’s own art collection, is displayed in the White House. It is that bust which Obama is pictured looking at with Cameron in 2010.
So, the bust that was on display in the Oval Office, a special loan from Great Britain, was in fact returned, and the one that the White House pointed to has belonged to the White House since the 1960s and is unrelated to the controversy.
After being caught in his lie, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer was forced to update his blog post:
At the start of the Bush administration Prime Minister Blair lent President Bush a bust that matched the one in the White House, which was being worked on at the time and was later returned to the residence. The version lent by Prime Minister Blair was displayed by President Bush until the end of his Presidency. On January 20, 2009 — Inauguration Day — all of the art lent specifically for President Bush’s Oval Office was removed by the curator’s office, as is common practice at the end of every presidency.
What Pfeiffer again neglects to address is the fact that Great Britain offerred to allow President Obama to keep both busts in the White House, to which the President responded “no thanks.”
The bottom line is this: Charles Krauthammer’s column is 100% accurate, and the White House continues to lie about snubbing Great Britain’s generosity.
Not like we shouldn’t have known Obama was going to do this. He’s only had a few hundred meeting with the Muslim Brotherhood at the White House since the Islamic Winter began.
Considering Morsi has repeatedly stated that he was going to transform Egypt into an Islamic/Sharia controlled state, would nullify the Camp David Accord, and wants to make Jerusalem the capital of an Islamic Caliphate, is there any doubt where Obama’s allegiance lies?
Think he still has Israel’s back?
Things are going to be getting hot in a few months.
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