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Obama’s hypocrisy defined!

No comment on hyprocrisy necessary here, agree? From today’s Patriotic Post:

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  1. Steverino

    The majority of women support gun control and planned parenthood.

  2. What kills me is the sympathy stories on CNN and MSNBC about the two muslim terrorist bomber, the poor babies struggling on welfare, and those hatefull white Americans, who are really the ones that made them do it, blah, blah, blah. Quite a different angle when the crazy white guys with guns do something. What drives THAT hatred.

  3. Planned Parenthood? Do you mean the organization who’s founder’s views included support of forced sterilization for the mentally ill and mentally impaired, and aborting black babies?

  4. truth hurts

    Shhhh snuss don’t use facts around liberals and obama worshipers.

    They can’t handle it.

    They will call you nasty names, use half and untruths, and come unglued.

    Best to let them live in their world while the rest of us beat them at the ballot box.

  5. Brian Opsahl

    Wow…Mr.Truth …yea you all just lost the last election…so..!! Americans have already spoken haven’t they…?
    To the tune of over 5.5 million votes ….we chose a differant direction …didn’t we..!

    Didn’t you just call out names …Mr. hypocrite..!!..or Truth stretcher..?

    Juice ….exactly when did MSNBC say all that …cause I never seen them or heard them say anything like that…are you making this up as you go….what night did you watch them say this..

  6. I’ll try to enlighten you Lefties, but it may be a lost cause:

    http://liberallogic101.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/liberal-logic-101-387.jpg

  7. Brian Opsahl

    Oh look i have a website for you and it’s really a fair one…this time…?
    Oh wait another….and another….really dude ..!!

    Here’s an easy way to look at things….by over 5.5 million votes cast the choice was cristal clear….and it aint you repubs…or any of your ideas …..yea it was the other guys ideas everybody voted for…2016 will be no differant because your NOT willing to change with your Country.

  8. Brian,
    Tell me about Halliburton and no-bid contracts and how that is fleecing us taxpayers.

  9. Speaking of Halliburton…..

    Obama gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton – just like Bush did

    In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work.

    Read a LOT more at: Here are 163 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, government waste, and other misdeeds
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3004339/posts

  10. truth hurts

    ah brian the liberal not wanting to deal with truth.

    Lets look at the election.

    Yes obama won.

    Yes the senate is still in democratic control.

    But last I CHECKED the house still is in non democratic control.
    The state gov still has non democratic majority.

    In fact all that was acomplished was (except for a few senate and house seats) the people CHOOSE to keep the STATUS QUO.

    In other words democrats did not gain a thing.

    And you call me truth streacher.

    BTW brian what do your comments have to do with what Ted pointed out?

    Much less give facts to counter it.

  11. Brian Opsahl

    The house that is polling at around 12 % in popularity with we the American people….that house..Truth..?

    Start with some facts…Democrats gained in both the Senate and the house….here we go with Yada,Yada,Yada….again

    5.5 million votes is alot of votes,and if your loser Romney had won you all would be screaming …mandate,mandate….and you know it..!!

    The very fact that your party is now owned by the NRA and Corporate lobbyist is all everyone needs to know …

  12. JRM_CommonSense

    So, the other choices are “Guns for Everyone” and “Unplanned Parenthood”?

    • Ted Biondo

      JRM, FDA just approved that 15 year old girls can now get the morning after pill at the drugstore without their parents permision – Planned Parenthood just doing their job.

  13. Brian Opsahl

    I have a young Daughter and see no problem here Ted…do you..!! or are you one of those that don’t think a 15 yearold is having sex yet….and then wonder why we have teens having baby’s ….that republicans would then complain that there tax dollars going towards raising these kids…instead of abortions or other options you all don’t like either..

  14. wilson

    So the child takes the pill and has complications, who is responsible, what if God forbid she dies, or goes into deep depression.
    Then the parents find out what she took after the fact.
    As a parent that would be devastating. So life even becomes less important, soon there will be end of life pills for seniors.
    Progress, I guess Gosnell will eventually be canonized by the left.

  15. Brian Opsahl

    So she doesn’t take the pill and becomes pregnant,and then she feels the need for an abortion…really.. there is many differant way to deal with this..pick your poison,but you have to pick one or one will pick you..!!

  16. JRM_CommonSense

    So, a 15 year old young woman is having sex and gets the morning after pill. If her parents do not know what their daughter is doing and/or if they have not had the proper conversations with their daughter, or their daughter does not trust her parents enough to have the right discussions with them, whose fault is that? Who should be protecting this young woman? Better yet, what would be the proper protection for this young woman?

    And you have to find the leap of logic from a morning after pill (which may cause someone’s death) to an end of life pill for seniors absolutely hilarious. My guess is he has to feel the same way about every single over the counter drug or medication. The government should ban them all so that we never have someone possibly dropping dead without their parents knowing that they are are taking ibuprofen or aspirin.

  17. snuss

    Jrm asks: “Who should be protecting this young woman?”

    Should schools be offering to take young girls to get abortions?
    They can’t get aspirin or go to a tanning salon without a parental note, but an abortion? No problem?

    Planned Parenthood’s main focus is abortion, especially for preventing African-American births.
    See: http://www.liveaction.org/the-planned-parenthood-racism-project/

  18. wilson

    JRM, that maybe a stretch, but I was thinking ahead. With the new healthcare we will need to unload those expensive senior citizens.
    A new life is worthless, so what is an old life worth?

    So the parents should be out of the loop, what else can we do for these young folks who are not mature enough to be on their own?
    So they made one poor decision, so we now encourage them to make more.
    At some point the kids will come to their parents unless there are real issues which is a whole different discussion.
    I was married as a teen, so I know a little bit about this.

  19. Brian Opsahl

    Wow,compairing having a child and abortion to tanning and asprin…nuss is to old or stupid to remember what that age is like,and what they spend there time on.

    I can lock my Daughter up,keep her hiden from boy’s and they still will find a way….it’s been going on since time began. so you either figure out a way to communicate and teach without turning them away,or pay the conequences later….?

  20. JRM_CommonSense

    “With the new healthcare we will need to unload those expensive senior citizens.” Interesting! Please explain what you mean here. I, as one of those you call “expensive semior citizens”, would like to know what you are planning, and what “new healthcare” provisions you are basing it on.

    And show me a 15 year old teenager who doesn’t believe that their parents (sometimes 3, 4, or more today) do not know anything about what it means to live in today’s world; especially as a teenager. These same teenagers are dropping out of high school at record rates because they know more than any teacher can teach them. They will find their own way without one of those uninformed adults trying to tell them what to do and why. Without high school, or a GED, there is no college or trade school training, and therefore there is no good job.

    And these are the people who cannot fill the good jobs that are being created and remain open, and they are the same people that will not go out into the fields and pick the food that needs picking because there are 20 to 25% less people out in the fields in CA and FL this year picking crops. The food is rotting on the vines and will cause us to have to import more food at higher prices. And, BTW, a good crop picker can make $30 to $40 per hour.

    Seems to me we have much bigger things to worry about that someone getting the morning after pill just to make sure that the sperm does not fertilize the egg.

  21. Brian Opsahl

    These fat old creeps that like telling my Daughter what to do based on their ideas from the old days…..as my Daughter would say…aint flyin dad.

    What man has the right or even thinks they can tell her what to do, and why would they.
    nuss or Ted you guy’s think you know whats better for her other than her or me…!

    Here’s some advice…stay the hell out of a womens decision on HER healthcare. or as my girl would say…MYOB…!!

  22. Wilson

    So just admit you don’t cherish life. In addition, just admit you don’t believe in morals and that there is no place for shame.
    You can do whatever you want and there should be no consequences, no responsibility, life is good as long as it can be terminated.

  23. JRM_CommonSense

    Please tell me clearly whose responsibility is it to make sure that people “cherish life” the way you think is right?

    Please tell me clearly whose responsibility it is to make sure that everyone believes in “morals”, and who gets to dictate what those morals are?

    Please tell me clearly whose responsibility is is to decide what people should be ashamed of?

    Please tell me clearly whose responsibility it is to tell everyone that they do not have the freedom to do whatever they want?

    Please tell me clearly who has the responsibility to tell everyone that they have to accept or not accept the consequences of their actions, or accept or not accept the responsibility for their actions?

    Please tell me clearly who has the resp0nsibility to tell everhyone what is life, or when it begins, and when it can be terminated.

    Please tell me clearly who told you that your views of all these things is the right one?

    And finally, please tell me clearly where all of this is documented so that I can verify that you know what you are talking about.

  24. Wilson

    Well what do you think of life? If you don’t cherish it, then do you despise life? Do you have disdain for life? Is it not worthy of any emotional attachment?

    It must be the GOVERNMENT it can’t be the people, that has never worked!

    No one should be responsible for their actions.

    There should be no consequences for your actions.

    No one should be ashamed of anything no matter how abhorrent those actions are, since there is nothing that can be abhorrent .

    We should be allowed to do whatever we want with nothing and no one to say what we do is wrong.
    We should eliminate the rule of law because it is repressive, there is only right or wrong as one perceives it .
    So feel free to do whatever turns you on.

    That sum up your position, your understanding, your common sense understanding?

  25. Brian Opsahl

    No Wilson,

    We are not Iran or some Islamic State where they tell you how to live or who you Marry or how to dress.

    As JRM points out, by what standards are you using…who’s standards. ?
    Who gets to decide the standards.

    If my Daughter was to get pregnant and wasn’t ready for a child, I would beg her to have that child and support her anyway I can, but If she decided she wanted to have an abortion that would ultimately be her decission even if I dissagree with her.

    I’m her dad not the mulah

  26. JRM_CommonSense

    Wilson:

    It is interesting to see that you did not even try to answer even one of my questions. AND, those questions were based on positions that you seemed to imply were required, and that were my shortcomi9ngs.

    Yet you did not give me any more information about your implications of how things should be. You just asked the same questions with a little different wording and made some more pronouncements with the most interesting being that “It must be the GOVERNMENT it can’t be the people, that has never worked!”

    Show me where the GOVERNMENT has the right or duty to dictate moral and/or personal decisions. AND, aren’t you one of those guys who constantly says that they want less goverment intrusion in their life and their personal business?

  27. Brian Opsahl

    Juice….never found those MSNBC lie’s you were trying to get us to believe…where are they if true..?

    • Ted Biondo

      Brian, that the economy is just clicking along on two cylinders in an eight cylinder engine, but we are moving forward even if we are leaving millions back on the road. Since we at least have a car compared to Europe and Greece, at least you should hitch a ride on our car.

  28. wilson

    Well JRM,
    You point me in the correct direction, I assume you have ALL the answers and it is apparent you have no use for those antiquated cultural values, so I had to assume that you lean toward the government or some other entity defining what is right and wrong.
    I would have guessed that this was something you knew, but apparently you don’t,
    moral law and its’ incorporation into our laws goes as far back as the 10 Commandments, and the Code of Hammurabi, think of “thou should not kill” is that something that should should be dictated?
    There is a book out there, I don’t recall its name that might be worth reading.

    >Show me where the GOVERNMENT has the right or duty to dictate moral and/or personal decisions.
    Look no further than the ACA.
    Seat belt laws, motorcycle helmets, smoking restrictions and our nanny Bloomberg.

  29. snuss

    But how long is that “car” going to run, when the debt empties the fuel tank?

  30. JRM_CommonSense

    So Mr. Wilson, you want the government to dictate morality based on religious codes and beliefs. And you want me to read a certain book that you were not quite ready to name but wanted us to know it was the Bible. Well sir, I have read that book and studied it a lot more than you have. I hold a Masters Degree in Theology and Biblical Studies from the University of Chicago.

    Now tell me where in the U.S. constitution does it say the government has the authority to promote religion.

    So if the Ten Commandments were the first incorporation of religious laws into everyday life by governments, show me where the law espousing that the first commandment has been incorporated. My guess is you are going to come back saying that there are some more important commandments than others. And if I ask you about those parts of the Bible that directly contradict each other, or parts that promote things that you would never allow, you will say that some things in the Bible are more important than others; or you will say that those things may be in the Old Testament rather than the New Testament.

    By the way, your examples of “where the GOVERNMENT has the right or duty to dictate moral and/or personal dercisions” are really examples of where the GOVERNMENT has “tried” to do those things, not proof that they have the right to do it.

    Oh, and by the way again, good and bad are adjectives that people add to things that THEY approve or disapprove of. You cannot show me a handful of good or a handful of bad.

  31. Brian Opsahl

    Ask the republicans who made the choice to run it up to the stratosphere..?

    Again..losing 130K
    Or gaining 150K which is better…tic,tac

  32. Wilson

    JRM,
    No I don’t want the government dictating, did you miss this? “I had to assume that you lean toward “the government or some other entity defining what is right and wrong.” (that was a question)

    It must be the GOVERNMENT it can’t be the people, that has never worked!”
    I was being sarcastic and apparently it went over your head.

    You said right or duty, I gave you examples I must say the government does think it is a duty to restrict our person given rights.
    You cannot show me a handful of good or a handful of bad. Check Gosnell’s mason jars or maybe his toilets there will more than a handful of bad. Put a new born baby in your hands, I think that would be a handful of good.

    Please I ask again Mr. bastion of uncommon sense, point me in the right direction as I don’t know where to look. What is right and wrong, is shame evil, for that matter does evil exist or is evil just relative?

  33. JRM_CommonSense

    Mr. Wilson, Sorry that you are unable to carry on a rationale discussion about the comments you make, pretending that they are the absolutes of life. It is hard to figure out what you are talking about because you change course so many times in a 5 line post. You expect me to determine if you are being sacastic or serious when you say the kinds of things you say.

    A statement like this: ”

    Absolutist statements like “Put a new born baby in your hands, I think that would be a handful of good” shows your bias. There are quite a few situations where a new born baby would not be seen as a good to people who cannot afford to raise that child or are incapable of adequately taking care of that child and providing it with what every child deserves. But, by that time, it is too late – IT WILL BE THE CHILD THAT SUFFERS, AND THAT IS NEVER A GOOD.

    AND, questions have question marks as punctuation. That’s how people show that they are questions and the reader knows that they are questions. This is the statement you made “I had to assume that you lean toward ‘the government or some other entity defining what is right and wrong’.” It is not a question. How do I know? No question mark!

    Next time you want to have a meaningful discussion, try formulating your thoughts rather than rambling and spounting absolutist statements. It is also important to at least recognize the possibility that you may not always be right. And trying to defend yourself by calling other people names is so 3rd grade. See if you can keep youself above that level.

  34. Brian Opsahl

    When they go off subject you know your getting to them, and when they start calling you names that’s just icing on the cake..!

  35. Wilson

    Ok, I understand you believe babies are not good, I guess you have never been a father. If someone can not afford a baby how can you make the jump that babies are not good what do they do that is bad? So are you saying that only the wealthy should have children? I guess you are the all knowing one, many have come from poverty and made a difference. You also imply that income determines whether a child suffers or not, what a stretch that is. You really are beyond belief.
    Can you please define what income level would be required to “adequately” care for a child. You know the income level where a child would not suffer.

    Question marks?
    “Well what do you think of life? If you don’t cherish it, then do you despise life? Do you have disdain for life? Is it not worthy of any emotional attachment?”
    you never answered these questions.

    So I am sorry I called you a name what exactly was the name?
    I think you are the one that changes course and you also refuse to answer my questions that I have posed more than once to you in one form or another.

    “What is right and wrong, is shame evil, for that matter does evil exist or is evil just relative?
    You point me in the correct direction, I assume you have ALL the answers and it is apparent you have no use for those antiquated cultural values, so I had to assume that you lean toward the government or some other entity defining what is right and wrong.”
    “Well what do you think of life? If you don’t cherish it, then do you despise life? Do you have disdain for life? Is it not worthy of any emotional attachment?”
    Who are you to define what is good? So JRM what does a child deserve?

  36. JRM_CommonSense

    Well Mr. Wilson, Let’s take your latest ramblings one by one.

    First, to take my comments as saying that babies are not good is another one of your absolutist assumptions that has once again led you astray. You just don’t get it! STRIKE ONE!

    Second, to move then to the asssumption that I have never been a father shows just how warped your approach is. It too, is absolutely incorrect. I have two daughters in their mid-30’s, successfully married and in very respectable careers with 5 children between them. STRIKE TWO!

    Third, to think my comments about not being able to provide for a baby means that I am saying that it is the BABY that is bad shows you are so far from reality that I am not sure we can ever get you back. Not even close to what was being said. But, it actually is the only logical conclusion that absolutists like you are able to make. STRIKE THREE!

    Fourth, did I say that income determines whether a child suffers or not? No, I said that parents who know thay are unable to support a child may not see that it is a good thing to have that baby in their hands. Sorry you missed the meaning of that position. STRIKE FOUR!

    Fifth, maybe if you take your blinders off you will realize that children who are born into situations that are not stable or loving are the ones that suffer; and that is not linked to income like the conclusion you chose. My comment about parents being “incapable of adequately taking care of that child” was dealing with the emotional support that children need; Sorry you were incapable of coming anywhere close to understanding that. To make the issue one of me answering your question about “what income level would be required to “adequately” care for a child. You know the income level where a child would not suffer.” shows just how much you have missed the boat on this whole discussion. (Not to mention the fact that your puncuation skills in that last quote once again make you look extremely uneducated.) STRIKE FIVE!

    Sixth, your request for me to answer your questions becomes very interesting in light of a couple of things. Your inability to even come close to understanding what we have been discussing (See sections First through Fifth above); and your failure to answer any of the questions I have posed to you in previous posts. STRIKE SIX!

    Seventh, “Mr. bastion of uncommon sense”! STRIKE SEVEN!

    Eighth, And then you repeat almost all of the absolutist clap-trap that you have repreated in previous posts in this string. They sound like the ramblings of a very disappointed individual who cannot get his points across to anyone else. Here, let me share your rantings with you: “What is right and wrong, is shame evil, for that matter does evil exist or is evil just relative?
    You point me in the correct direction, I assume you have ALL the answers and it is apparent you have no use for those antiquated cultural values, so I had to assume that you lean toward the government or some other entity defining what is right and wrong. Well what do you think of life? If you don’t cherish it, then do you despise life? Do you have disdain for life? Is it not worthy of any emotional attachment?” You are probably the only person who could make any sense out of that. STRIKE EIGHT!

    And finally, here is your last line: Who are you to define what is good? So JRM what does a child deserve?” Well, I have not been trying to define good. I have been trying to make you understand that “good” is an adjective that people apply to things to make themselves believe that what they are doing is right. They also apply the word “bad” to those things others are doing that does not conform to what they think is “good”. Unfortunately, you are unable to see that you are a classic example of that very phenomenon. What a shame! STRIKE NINE!

    Have a good day, sir.

    Please don’t waste any more of my time pretending that you can carry on any kind of coherent conversation. Your incoherent ramblings; combined with your demonstrated inability to understand what is being said to you; combined with your absolutist view of your own opinions makes it impossible to carry on any kind of reasonable conversation with you. And please don’t waste posting space asking me to answer your rambling/disconnected questions until such time as you go back and answer the list of questions I asked you that you have failed to answer.

  37. Wilson

    Well sir if you would agree that common sense is uncommon and I said you were a bastion of it, then that would not be name calling, it would be a compliment.
    I have asked you questions and you have provided no answers only misdirection.
    Yes”good” is an adjective so what? In essence there is no good or evil or shame it is up to the individual
    You call me an absolutist, when I clearly said I was not for the government control. I’d call you another adjective, but that would just make you spew more nonsense.
    “No I don’t want the government dictating “
    I will say I personally believe murder is absolutely wrong, but don’t want to force my belief on anyone else.
    I do not know what income level is needed so a child will not suffer, and I know you won’t have an answer, just more misdirection.

    “This dud is thicker than I thought. Don’t worry, I will not “bother” you again on this topic. I will leave you to your delusions on this topic. However, I look forward to watching you make an a$$ out of yourself in many future posts. You just cannot help it. “

  38. Brian Opsahl

    Wilson, the only one who is being a buttbag is yourself…over,and over,and over…!!

  39. wilson

    ” Brian Opsahl says:
    May 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    When they go off subject you know your getting to them, and when they start calling you names that’s just icing on the cake..!

    Thanks Brian,
    hypocrisy-defined keep up the good work!

  40. Brian Opsahl

    Sure dude no problem….back at ya..!!

  41. Brian Opsahl

    Ted, The Patriot Post is a hard rightwing report is this where you form your opinions and get your research from…? wow they sure are fair..!

    • Ted Biondo

      The cartoon speaks for itself, Brian, regardless of where it came from. Obama is a hypocrite. He is so on both sides of issues he is the only president that could debate himself and lose!

    • Ted Biondo

      Brian it doesn’t matter if the source of information is left or right, it only matters if the facts are the facts.

  42. JRM_CommonSense

    “This dud is thicker than I thought. Don’t worry, I will not “bother” you again on this topic. I will leave you to your delusions on this topic. However, I look forward to watching you make an a$$ out of yourself in many future posts. You just cannot help it. “

  43. snuss

    More disrespect from “The Messiah”….

    May 9, 2013 10:00 AM

    NAVY SEAL TEAM VI FAMILIES TO REVEAL GOVERNMENT’S CULPABILITY IN DEATH OF THEIR SONS IN FATAL HELICOPTER CRASH IN AFGHANISTAN FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL RAID ON BIN LADEN’S COMPOUND

    (Washington, D.C.). Three families of Navy SEAL Team VI special forces servicemen, along with one family of an Army National Guardsman, will appear at a press conference on May 9, 2013, to disclose never before revealed information about how and why their sons along with 26 others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011, just a few months after the successful raid on the compound of Osama Bin Laden that resulted in the master terrorist’s death.

    Accompanying the families of these dead Navy SEAL Team VI special operations servicemen will be retired military experts verifying their accounts of how and why the government is as much responsible for the deaths of their sons as is the Taliban.

    The areas of inquiry at the press conference will include but not be limited to:

    1. How President Obama and Vice President Biden, having disclosed on May 4, 2011, that Navy Seal Team VI carried out the successful raid on Bin Laden’s compound resulting in the master terrorist’s death, put a retaliatory target on the backs of the fallen heroes.
    2. How and why high-level military officials sent these Navy SEAL Team VI heroes into battle without special operations aviation and proper air support.
    3. How and why middle-level military brass carries out too many ill-prepared missions to boost their standing with top-level military brass and the Commander-in-Chief in order that they can be promoted.
    4. How the military restricts special operations servicemen and others from engaging in timely return fire when fired upon by the Taliban and other terrorist groups and interests, thus jeopardizing the servicemen’s lives.
    5. How and why the denial of requested pre-assault fire may have contributed to the shoot down of the Navy SEAL Team VI helicopter and the death of these special operations servicemen.
    6. How Afghani forces accompanying the Navy SEAL Team VI servicemen on the helicopter were not properly vetted and how they possibly disclosed classified information to the Taliban about the mission, resulting in the shoot down of the helicopter.
    7. How military brass, while prohibiting any mention of a Judeo-Christian God, invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL Team VI heroes who disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah. A video of the Muslim cleric’s “prayer” will be shown with a certified translation.

    http://press.org/events/navy-seal-team-vi-families

  44. snuss

    More Obamunist hypocrisy…

    Obama administration gives wind farms a pass on eagle deaths, prosecutes oil companies

    The Obama administration has never fined or prosecuted a wind farm for killing eagles and other protected bird species, shielding the industry from liability and helping keep the scope of the deaths secret, an Associated Press investigation has found.

    More than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s wind farms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and eagles, according to an estimate published in March in the peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin.

    Each death is federal crime, a charge that the Obama administration has used to prosecute oil companies when birds drown in their waste pits, and power companies when birds are electrocuted by their power lines. No wind energy company has been prosecuted, even those that repeatedly flout the law.

    Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/14/obama-administration-gives-wind-farms-pass-on-eagle-deaths-prosecutes-oil/?test=latestnews

  45. snuss

    Even more hypocrisy from the Obama regime…

    EPA waives fee requests for friendly groups, denies conservative groups

    Conservative groups seeking information from the Environmental Protection Agency have been routinely hindered by fees normally waived for media and watchdog groups, while fees for more than 90 percent of requests from green groups were waived, according to requests reviewed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

    CEI reviewed Freedom of Information Act requests sent between January 2012 and this spring from several environmental groups friendly to the EPA’s mission, and several conservative groups, to see how equally the agency applies its fee waiver policy for media and watchdog groups. Government agencies are supposed to waive fees for groups disseminating information for public benefit.

    “This is as clear an example of disparate treatment as the IRS’ hurdles selectively imposed upon groups with names ominously reflecting an interest in, say, a less intrusive or biased federal government,” said CEI fellow Chris Horner.

    For 92 percent of requests from green groups, the EPA cooperated by waiving fees for the information. Those requests came from the Natural Resources Defense Council, EarthJustice, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, The Waterkeeper Alliance, Greenpeace, Southern Environmental Law Center and the Center for Biological Diversity.

    Of the requests that were denied, the EPA said the group either didn’t respond to requests for justification of a waiver, or didn’t express intent to disseminate the information to the general public, according to documents obtained by The Washington Examiner. CEI, on the other hand, had its requests denied 93 percent of the time. One request was denied because CEI failed to express its intent to disseminate the information to the general public. The rest were denied because the agency said CEI “failed to demonstrate that the release of the information requested significantly increases the public understanding of government operations or activities.” Similarly, requests from conservative groups Judicial Watch and National Center for Public Policy Research were approved half the time, and all requests from Franklin Center and the Institute for Energy Research were denied. “Their practice is to take care of their friends and impose ridiculous obstacles to deny problematic parties’ requests for information,” said Horner. Freedom of Information Act requests from CEI forced the EPA to release emails under the the “Richard Windsor” alias former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson used to conduct government business. CEI has also filed FOIA requests for emails, text messages and instant messages from Jackson and EPA nominee Gina McCarthy. Horner said he believes the EPA has denied CEI’s requests because his think tank is the most active group seeking to hold the agency accountable. “This is a clear pattern of favoritism for allied groups and a concerted campaign to make life more difficult for those deemed unfriendly,” he said. “The left hand of big government reaches out to give a boost to its far-left hand at every turn. Argue against more of the same, however, and prepare to be treated as if you have fewer rights.” Update: An earlier version incorrectly called the Natural Resources Defense Council the “National Resources Defense Council.”

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/epa-waives-fee-requests-for-friendly-groups-denies-conservative-groups/article/2529609

  46. Flu-Bird

    Obama gose around surrounded by armed bodyguards while urging us to surrender our 2nd AMENDMENT rights Typical liberal DEM-A-RAT no different then HITLER or STALIN typical dictator and despot

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