The White House has taken down online White House visitor logs and blamed Congress. The logs, which were posted beginning in December 2009 “as part of President Obama’s commitment to government transparency,” are the latest victims of a partial government shutdown that has temporarily idled 17 percent of the federal workforce. “Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this web site may not be up to date. Some submissions may not be processed, and we may not be able to respond to your inquiries,” reads the index page for the visitor logs. “This dataset is currently
Are there guards guarding the gates to the White House, keeping visitors out, not just the hoi polloi, but the lobbyists and other glitterati? boy, i sure hope so. can´t have any visitors when the government is shut down. security, and all that.
It´s ridiculous that a government websitetakes political pot shots at people.Why not just say the sites unavailable due to the shutdwon.
They don´t want you to see the criminal underground and pepole like CAIR visit all the time.They want to know hat´s the next step on getting rid of Israel. Trumpka already admitted he was there 4 days a week begging for more special treatments for unions. High name ID people are probably using fake names.Everybody that visits the WH used to have to go through background checks, even Limbaugh when Bush was president.Obama has simply waived that rule.He´s waived background checks on new federal workers.The TSA is rampant with criminals.
This really goes beyond petty mean-spirited partisanship and public grandstanding. This is bordering on pathological and is pretty scary. This man can order the military around. He knows this is not playing well with the public and even his media lovers are eyeing him warily. He could not care less. I am beginning to think the National Guard is going to have to forcibly remove this family from the WH in 2016.
JAY CARNEY: New poll just in, sir. Congressional Republicans have fallen to virtually zero in job approval rating. OBAMA: Virtually? CARNEY: Spouses and children are still standing by them, for the most part. OBAMA: Unacceptable. NSA? GENERAL ALEXANDER: We’re ready with photoshopped assignations for every one of them, sir. On your word, the material goes to the Enquirer. OBAMA: Not the Enquirer. Too hot for them. Make it the Times. Oh, General . . . GENERAL ALEXANDER: Yes, sir? OBAMA: My approval rating is now at 37%. GENERAL ALEXANDER: I read that, sir. OBAMA: Suspend all current NSA operations. Devote your resources to getting chapter and verse on the 63% of Americans who’ve expressed doubt about my stewardship. CARNEY: Simpler to neutralize the media that instill those doubts, sir OBAMA: You’re right. Eric, launch a DOJ investigation of collusion between Fox, the Washington Times, National Review, Weekly Standard, Limbaugh and his wannabes, and other cogs in the lunatic right propaganda machine. HOLDER: Collusion, sir? OBAMA: Yes, they’re seeking to undermine the public’s faith in me and my administration. Call it a possible violation of our antitrust statutes. VALERIE JARRETT: Barack, I’ve said it before: you’re polling down because . . . OBAMA: I know, Val: because I’ve instructed agencies to make the public suffer. Yes, I’ve taken a hit. But with the help of our media friends, the GOP gets the lion’s share of the blame. A decent tradeoff. CARNEY: National Parks Director Jarvis is on the line, sir. Wants to know if he should proceed with the next stage of . . . OBAMA: Yes, tell Jarvis to open all national parks and recreation areas to the public—immediately. Concurrently, lock down all restroom facilities at those locations, and monitor them with armed personnel. I’ll issue an Executive Ordure—uh, Order—to cover him when it hits the fan.
For centuries, known worldwide as America’s hallowed home to its Presidents, under its current occupant it is more aptly portrayed as America’s Fight, Blight, Plight, Slight, Smite, Spite, Trite, Indict, Ignite, Neophyte, Impolite and Parasite House.
America’s present administration, its reprehensible one of fundamental transformation fame, has demonstrated no respect whatsoever for tradition. It only respects Power; unmitigated, absolute Power!
Seven score and 10 years ago, Abraham Lincoln delivered his sacred speech on the meaning of free government. Edward Everett, a former secretary of state and the principal speaker for the consecration of the Gettysburg cemetery, instantly recognized the power of the president´s 272 words. "I should be glad, if I could flatter myself," Everett wrote to Lincoln the next day, "that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion, in two hours, as you did in two minutes." Barack Obama is not scheduled to be present at Gettysburg on Tuesday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the address.
In the spring of 1962, President John F. Kennedy launched a bold effort to provide health care for the aged—later to be known as Medicare. It culminated in a nationally televised presidential address from Madison Square Garden, carried on the three television networks. It was a flop. The legislation foundered amid charges that it was an attempt to socialize medicine and a threat to individual liberty—the same charges President Obama encountered over the Affordable Care Act five decades later. While Obama crosses his fingers and waits for healthcare.gov to flicker to life, he can at least comfort himself knowing that
Former President Clinton said he hopes there will be a female president in his lifetime — but is unsure if he will ever be a “first man.” Clinton on Monday told a Chinese audience that a female president would be good for the United States. His wife, Hillary Clinton, is considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination in 2016 if she decides to run. "I hope we have a woman president in my lifetime, and I think it would be a good thing for the world as well as for America," Bill Clinton said, according to Agence France-Presse. Clinton said, however, he does not
The White House on Monday explained the administration’s new goal of having 80 percent of users being able to buy health plans online, acknowledging that the healthcare.gov website will not be “perfect.” White House spokesman Jay Carney said the administration expected that some consumers would choose not to use the website for reasons unrelated to the technical issues that have plagued healthcare.gov. Carney also stressed that those unable or unwilling to navigate the website would still have other options for joining the federal insurance marketplace. “Our goal is to make the website have as few problems as possible so that most Americans
First Lady Michelle Obama is telling Democratic donors to pay. "[I]t´s simple, you can write a big ol´ fat check," the first lady told Democrats at a fundraiser. "That´s what we need you to do. Right now, write a big check -- big huge one -- write the biggest check you can possibly write. Take your frustration, your passion, your hope, and turn that into real meaningful support for leaders who will truly represent the people they serve." Via the pool report: FLOTUS spoke about the importance of electing a Congress to support her husband, alluded to the government shutdown, and invoked
Liberals love to portray conservatives as idiots and slavery sympathizers. Despite such vicious attacks, these same lefties often forget their own inflammatory language. MSNBC host Martin Bashir made particularly disgusting comments on Nov. 15, attacking former Alaska governor Sarah Palin for comparing federal debt to slavery. Apparently, Bashir was too busy suggesting that someone ought to defecate and urinate on Palin to realize that liberals have been comparing debt to slavery for years. Bashir should have checked with his colleague, former Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fla), before senselessly unloading on Palin. In 2011, on the Oct. 14 broadcast of MSNBC’s “Politics
President Obama is preparing to meet Tuesday with key senators as part of a full-court press by the administration to ensure that hawks on the Hill hold off on any new sanctions for Iran while delicate talks are under way. A Senate Democratic leadership aide confirmed to Fox News that Obama will meet with members of the Senate leadership, as well as the chairmen and top Republicans on several key committees. The sitdown at the White House comes on the heels of visits by Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Biden on the same issue. The administration is concerned that
The White House began grading itself on a curve for Obamacare enrollment Monday, claiming that a goal of 80 percent recruitment among all users of the website would be nearly the best result possible. With the administration unlikely to meet its Nov. 30 deadline for making the website fully operational, President Obama’s aides offered the new explanation that some consumers never would have signed up online anyway. Therefore, they said, 80 percent enrollment would be a success. “I think the way to look at that figure is that of, say, 10 who go on the system, roughly two won’t get through
Hysteria: We thought we´d try to head off the sure-to-come claims that man-made global warming caused the deadly Midwest storms over the weekend. But we were too late. The alarmists got to work early. A swarm of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms blew through at least a dozen states Sunday, killing, maiming and destroying. Entire neighborhood blocks are gone, trees have been torn out by their roots, hundreds of thousands have no power and stunned survivors try to slog through the recovery and restoration of their lives. Making this tragedy even worse are alarmists who try to score political points on the lost and
Former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin met with conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh Monday, according to a post on Palin´s Facebook page. "Mega dittos from the EIB network headquarters in Florida!" the former Alaska Gov. wrote of her visit to Limbaugh´s radio network. "Got to meet one of my heroes today, Rush Limbaugh. As I´ve said many times, I was a ditto-head before ditto-head was cool!" Palin has been dipping her toes back into electoral politics in recent weeks after tentatively flirting with a 2012 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, a bid she ultimately abandoned before it began. Most recently, the
War On Terror: The ACLU claims jailers are "torturing" Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by keeping him in solitary confinement. Please. The man charged with terror bombing gets catered Islamic meals. Just when we think we´ve reached the limits of tolerance for Muslim terrorists, we learn that one of the jihadist punks who confessed to killing and maiming hundreds of marathoners, then terrorizing and shutting down an entire major U.S. city, all in the name of Allah, has been getting meals prepared for him in accordance with Islamic dietary requirements. His special halal menu includes such dishes as baked lasagna, salad and garlic
Repeal: Not too long ago, Republicans pushing to kill ObamaCare were called extremists, obsessives and traitors. Now even liberals are discussing the possibility of repeal. We´ve reached an important turning point. Back in May, nobody batted an eye when Bill Maher blasted the GOP´s efforts to repeal ObamaCare. "At some point," he said, "obstruction becomes, I don´t know, treason?" What a difference a few million canceled health plans and a crash-prone website make. On Sunday, the New York Times — the bellwether of acceptable discussion topics for liberals — openly acknowledged the possibility of overturning ObamaCare. The article focused on how the ObamaCare debacle
Oprah Winfrey has said racism is still a problem around the world and the only way for it to end is for generations of racists to die out. In an interview with the BBC to coincide with the release of her latest film The Butler, the chat show host said generations had been ´marinated´ in racism. The 59-year-old added that President Obama was treated with disrespect because of the color of his skin and said she feels fortunate to have been born after segregation ended in the U.S. [Snip] She highlighted an incident in 2009 when Republican congressman Joe Wilson
The Times Of Israel is reporting that a team of negotiators led by White House adviser Valerie Jarrett has been conducting secret talks with Iran about it´s nuclear weapons program for the past year. The report states the deal submitted in Geneva earlier this month was a direct result of these secret year-long negotiations between teams headed by Jarrett and Iran´s Ali Akbar Salehi. That deal was ultimately rejected when France and Israel raised strong objections, and talks are expected to resume this Wednesday. The White House was very quick to issue a categorical denial of the report. According to
In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated. And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it. Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy. And a knowledgeable
Second-term presidents in the past 30 years have had some pretty embarrassing news conferences, full of frank admissions of failure, submissive spasms of shame and groveling, grieving apologies. Bill Clinton had to admit that he actually did have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky; George W. Bush finally thought of something he might have done wrong; his dad had to explain all those new taxes after his unequivocal pledge; and even Ronald Reagan ate crow over the Iran-Contra affair. But there has never, ever, been a more pitiful presser than the one conducted last week by President Obama.
Carbohydrates are rotting our brains and contributing to devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s, an American neurologist has warned. David Perlmutter, from Florida, believes that even ‘good’ carbs, such as grains, are severely affecting our brains. And the staples of our modern diet aren’t only increasing the risk of dementia, but contributing to depression, epilepsy and headaches, he believes. [Snip] The solution? Going back to the days when our diet was mainly fat--with this making up 75 percent of our diet, and carbs just 5 percent. Protein intake should stay the same as it is, at about 20 percent.
Most women will tell you that other than the N-word, the C-word is the most vile in the English language never to be used. Cher apparently doesn´t hold such a belief, for she disturbingly took to Twitter Friday to call former Alaska governor Sarah Palin a "Dumb C Word": Cher ? @cher Follow Go to dictionary,& look up The “C"Word,....next 2 the definition...you’ll see a Pic of Sarah PALIN ! NO...WAIT ...SHES UNDER DUMB C WORD?? 12:11 PM - 15 Nov 2013 716 Retweets 834 favorites ReplyRetweetFavorite Three minutes later she put an exclamation point on it:
On Sunday, appearing on ABC’s This Week with fill-in host Martha Raddatz, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) admitted that Democrats knew full well that Americans would be booted from their health insurance plans as an effect of Obamacare implementation. When asked whether Democrats were misled by President Obama about whether Americans would be able to keep their plans in the individual insurance market, Gillibrand answered: “He should’ve just been specific. No, we all knew.”
“The Affordable Care Act’s political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week.” That, coming from longtime Obamacare cheerleader and Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, was pretty strong language. And it was only Wednesday. That was the day after the release of a devastating Quinnipiac national poll. It showed Barack Obama’s approval rating at 39 percent, with his disapproval rating at 54 percent — sharply down from 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval on Oct. 1, the day the government shutdown began and healthcare.gov went into (limited) operation. Democrats hoped that Republicans would take a shellacking in public opinion for the
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has entered the final, mortifying stage of denial where one flails feebly about in the desperate search for an argument that might generate some traction. The spectacular collapse of Democratic standing in public opinion polls has prompted Democrats to voluntarily chip away at the very financial foundation of the Affordable Care Act – a prospect that any pundit would have deemed unthinkable just three weeks ago. Democrats are terrified, but Pelosi, an old pro, never wants to let them see her sweat. To that end, during a press conference with her fellow Democratic leaders
Mary Cheney, a daughter of the former vice president, and her wife, Heather Poe, sharply criticized on Sunday a comment by by Ms. Cheney’s sister, Liz Cheney, a candidate for the Senate in Wyoming, that they disagreed on the issue of same-sex marriage. “Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree, you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history,” Mary Cheney, who is gay, wrote on her Facebook page. Ms. Poe’s comments were sharper and more personal. “Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when
As the story of the Obamacare website fiacso unfolds, senior administration aides tell me that the president is “mad, frustrated and angry.” Mad that his signature legislative achievement is stuck at the gate, frustrated that he’s running out of time to fix it, and angry that he’s got a second term agenda now going nowhere. He’s so furious, in fact, that he stepped out of character to vent to an assembled group of top aides. “If I had known [about the website problems] ,” the steaming president reportedly said, according to the New York Times, “We could have delayed the
Barack Obama is the coolest president we’ve had since John F. Kennedy, at least according to conventional standards for such things. Obama has always been a brand as much as a politician, one that has been perceived as sleek, smart, and up to date. Then along came HealthCare.gov. Its failure to launch is a signal event in the long political battle over Obamacare and perhaps an inflection point in the president’s image. It’s hard to maintain a sense of truly being on the cutting edge of change when you can’t build a website. Obama’s cool was, in part, an artifact of world-class