Posts tagged ‘President Big Brother’

Teach Your Children Well (Teaching Instruction is an “Industry Of Mediocrity”)

Who Is Teaching Your Children? And What Is Being Taught?

Sure, professional athletes have a certain celebrity appeal, but can they really convince Americans to embrace a product that a growing number have already written off as a shit sandwich? But to really win hearts and minds … Hey! How about using the public schools to recruit their captive audience of students to the cause, and then set the kids loose to proselytize their families on the glories of Obamacare? That should work wonders.
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So public school teachers get paid taxpayer dollars to preach Obamacare to their co-workers and the students, so the kids will then go home and sing the glories of the health scheme to the same taxpayers who are funding the whole process. Everybody wins!

If this experiment in using the public schools as a medium for spreading the good news works out as school officials and health insurance exchange managers hope, expect more in the future.

Los Angeles Public Schools Train Students as Obamacare Missionaries

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Assume The Government Is Run By The DMV or the Post Office

You need not suspect the motives of those responsible for NSA surveillance to detest what they are doing. In fact, we may have more to fear from spies acting out of patriotic zeal than those acting out of power lust or economic interest: Zealots are more likely to eschew restraints that might compromise their righteous cause.

For the sake of argument, we may assume that from President Obama on down, government officials sincerely believe that gathering Americans’ telephone and Internet data is vital to the people’s security. Does that make government spying okay?

No, it doesn’t.

Motives Aside, the NSA Should Not Spy on Us

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Moral Preener in Chief

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Two defendants in military sexual assault cases cannot be punitively discharged, if found guilty, because of “unlawful command influence” derived from comments made by President Barack Obama, a judge ruled in a Hawaii military court this week.

Navy Judge Cmdr. Marcus Fulton ruled during pretrial hearings in two sexual assault cases — U.S. vs. Johnson and U.S. vs. Fuentes — that comments made by Obama as commander in chief would unduly influence any potential sentencing, according to a court documents obtained by Stars and Stripes.

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“This is bad lawyering on [Obama’s] advisor’s part,” Hansen said. “It’s certainly not a problem to say that sexual assault is a bad thing and we need to weed it out … that’s innocuous. It’s when they get very pointed that it’s problematic.” [Ed. Thank goodness we have a former constitutional law professor in the White House.]

Judge: Obama sex assault comments ‘unlawful command influence’

Moral Preener in Chief, Vacationer in Chief, Golfer in Chief, Limousine Liberal in Chief, President Food Stamp, Hypocrite in Chief

One in five Americans are on food stamps. The number of Americans in the labor force fell to its lowest level since 1979 in March, when another 500,000 Americans simply gave up hope of finding a job. Median household income has declined 5.6 percent since 2009, when the so-called economic recovery began. Given these grim realities, Americans might expect President Obama to make the economy his greatest priority. Americans would be wrong. According to a new report, “Presidential Calendar: A Time-Based Analysis,” compiled by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), Obama has spent only 3.6 percent of his total work time on economic issues, during his entire tenure in office.

Obama Vacations While Economy Tanks

Don’t get Obama wrong. He does not mean “to suggest that you just say, ‘Trust me. We’re doing the right thing. We know who the bad guys are.'” If that’s what you thought he was saying, you may have his surveillance program confused with his assassination program, under which all the deadly decisions are made within the executive branch. In this case, Obama said, members of Congress are “fully briefed,” and “federal judges are overseeing the entire program.”

But according to Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), a longtime ally of the president, the information shared with Congress is sketchy. “To say that there’s congressional approval suggests a level of information and oversight that’s just not there,” he told The New York Times.

We’re Only Spying on Ourselves: How Obama learned to stop worrying and love unaccountable surveillance

Every president deserves time off. Yet the unabashed luxuriousness of the Obamas’ lifestyle reflects a genuine tone-deafness with regard to the pressing concerns of millions of Americans, as well as the president’s priorities. Even as he blamed sequestration for the decision to cancel White House tours that would have cost a total of $2 million for the rest of the year, it was revealed that the known cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation in Hawaii last year was at least $4 million. That vacation was also the fourth one taken in Hawaii in four years, three of which involved separate flights First Lady Michelle Obama took to get there ahead of her husband. This year’s separate flight, necessitated by the president’s trip back to Washington to complete the fiscal cliff deal before returning to Honolulu, cost taxpayers an additional $3.24, and ran the total tab for the 2012-13 trip to more than $7 million.

The Obamas’ Unending Summer Vacation

Ozymandias.

Forward!

Unfortunately, it seems that the future Aldous Huxley predicted in 1932, in Brave New World, is arriving early. Mockery, truculence, and minimalist living are best, then enjoy the decline. However, we do need a Revolving Door Tax (RDT), learn what Members of Congress pay in taxes, and prosecute politicians and staff and their “family and friends” who profit from insider trading.

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You didn’t build that.

You didn't build that

You didn’t build that

Barack Obama Named “Man of the Year” by Libertarian Party

Pres. Obama: Greatest recruiter for libertarianism, best gun salesman, Moral Preener in Chief, President Asterisk, President Big Brother, Crony Capitalist in Chief, BushObama, Obamaworld, President Drone, Golfer in Chief, Comedian in Chief, Plutocrat in Chief, Phony in Chief, Black Mascot of Wall Street, Obama Thugocracy, Statist in Chief, President Daddy, President Clunker, President Chicago Way, President Philosopher King, Constitutional Law Professor in Chief, President Food Stamp, Crony in Chief, Idiot in Chief, President Shakedown, ….

For more, see The Pretty Darn Exhaustive Obama Nickname List

Forward!

You definitely didn’t build that:

The President has a gun fight, June 11, 2011 (White House Photo by Pete Souza).

The President has a gun fight, June 11, 2011 (White House Photo by Pete Souza).

Ozymandias.

Forward!

Unfortunately, it seems that the future Aldous Huxley predicted in 1932, in Brave New World, is arriving early. Mockery, truculence, and minimalist living are best, then enjoy the decline. However, we do need a Revolving Door Tax (RDT), learn what Members of Congress pay in taxes, and prosecute politicians and staff and their “family and friends” who profit from insider trading.

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“I have become convinced….” President Big Brother

I have become convinced, based on what I would argue is the increasing weight of the evidence, that Mr. Obama is a man whose sense of mission, his arrogance and self-righteousness, and his belief in the malevolence of his enemies might well lead him and his administration to act in ways that would seem to him to be justified at the time but, in fact, are wholly inappropriate.

Obama Can’t Be Trusted with Power

Thugs and fascists act that way. Forward!

Last week, when Americans learned of a massive erosion of our freedom, also marked the 64th anniversary of the publication of George Orwell’s “1984.”

If you haven’t read it, please do so. If you read it years ago, read it again. The movie doesn’t count.

But don’t read it on the Internet. Instead, look for one of those quaint, old-fashioned “books on paper,” so the federal security forces can’t read along with you online.

On Friday, President Barack Obama stood in San Jose, Calif., to reassure a nation overwhelmed, perhaps numbed, at how quickly we’ve given up our liberty in the name of security.

President Big Brother from Chicago has always believed in the power of his rhetorical skills. Unfortunately, his aides forgot the speech. There was no script and no teleprompter.
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This all comes after other news, that the Internal Revenue Service was used to squash dissent and harass conservative and tea party groups; and that phone records of journalists from The Associated Press and Fox News were seized, even though President Big Brother insists that he’s all about the First Amendment.

The loss of freedom has hit us so quickly that Obama felt compelled to stand up and make soothing sounds.

President Big Brother says don’t worry about federal spying

I predict we will see more spying and more intrusive spying. You should not think that recent events will simply cement a previous status quo in place, rather it moves us down a very particular path and probably makes the entire problem worse. The age of creative ambiguity in surveillance is over and probably not for the better.

The loss of privacy and the collapse of creative ambiguity

At some point, you have to recognize that OBAMA is the zombie.

So long as we have a big and bloated government, the politicians are going to want some sort of oppressive bureaucracy to extract several trillion dollars of our money every year.

So if we really want to clip the wings of the IRS, we better figure out how to restore limited, constitutional government.

Which Group Is More Despicable, IRS Bureaucrats or the Politicians who Created the Tax Code?

A large state headed by an arrogant, self-righteous Moral Preener in Chief demagogue – what could possibly go wrong?
Why the NSA Prism Program Could Kill U.S. Tech Companies
Oh.

The IRS Scandal, Day 30

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Somebody needs to tell the president that it’s not that a lack of trust in government leads to “some problems,” it’s that a litany of problems involving the use and abuse of government’s coercive power have eroded any basis for trust.

‘Trust Us,’ Says the President, Even as the Government Proves It Can’t Be Trusted

The idol worship and the cult of the presidency lives on. Rubes.

Ozymandias.

Forward!

Unfortunately, it seems that the future Aldous Huxley predicted in 1932, in Brave New World, is arriving early. Mockery, truculence, and minimalist living are best, then enjoy the decline. However, we do need a Revolving Door Tax (RDT), learn what Members of Congress pay in taxes, and prosecute politicians and staff and their “family and friends” who profit from insider trading.

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