Climategate bigger than Watergate; Al Gore’s Credibility is Permanently Destroyed

Quote from Frugal Café:

Breathtaking chutzpah here. And so fitting that the person who uploaded this video to YouTube goes by the moniker HorseofPaulRevere. Also love how the reporter is speaking French, but the sign demanding that CBC cover ClimateGate is written in English. It looks like Canada’s CBC is ignoring ClimateGate just like America’s lazy fringe media is — FOX News is the only network broadcasting this escalating scandal that implicates members of Team Obama and the international scientific community in this global warming hoax.

Take THAT, you lazy fringe media! Patriots will find a way to get the message out. ABC, MSNBC, CBS, CNN… please continue with NOT reporting the exploding ClimateGate scandal. WE DON’T NEED YOU FOR THE NEWS, SO THERE.

Climategate Can Not Be Suppressed; Truth Prevails

Climategate is echoing non-stop across the Entire Globe and massively gaining momentum each day.

While the Lame Stream Media was Johnny On the Spot in investigating and reporting on the well known controversy and high crimes and misdemeanors of President Nixon and the Plumbers, the Lame Stream Media’s role in the conspiracy to Hide the Data will be recorded in History along with the Obama Administration’s role in this Global Fraud.

What Did Al Gore Know and When Did He Know It?


This is a Brave New World, Lame Stream Media!
You are not going to suppress the Truth

The Internet Enabled Conservative Bloggers and Responsible and Honorable Liberal Bloggers who shall not be silent in the face of a Multi-Trillon Dollar Fraud in the guise of Global Warming are striking fatal political blows to the Global Warming Conspirators having everything to gain by LYING to the world.

They obviously thought they had nothing to lose… but they were wrong.

You can mislead some of the people all of the time and mislead all of the people some of the time but you can’t mislead all of the people all of the time.

KISS YOUR VAPORIZING TRILLIONS
OF POTENTIAL ILL-GOTTEN GAINS
GOOD BYE!

The Global Warming Conspiracy is nothing short of a global fraud perpetuated for the purposes of creating a central world government via the redistribution of wealth from productive citizens world wide to an elite cadre of Socialist/Marxists who are working to become the seat of a world government.

Nice Try, but it will not be allowed to happen
Slither back to your Socialist Think Tanks and try to figure out a new Scam
The Global Warming Scam is in process of Termination

And this is being reported by The Guardian in the United Kingdom:

Copenhagen summit: Denmark rushes in laws to stop carbon trading scam
Climate change summit host embarrassed as criminals make most of lax laws to pocket VAT on emissions trading

Europe’s flagship carbon trading scheme suffered a blow today as the Danish government was forced to rush an emergency law through parliament to clamp down on a virulent form of VAT fraud.

On the eve of the Copenhagen climate talks, which will attract world attention to emissions trading schemes, police and tax investigators across Europe are believed to be investigating hundreds of millions of euros worth of fraud involving carbon quotas originating in Denmark.

Since British, French and Dutch governments took similar action in the summer, much of the “carousel” fraud involving carbon credits moved to Denmark, where registration of carbon quotas for the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is easy and a VAT rate of 25% makes the fraud attractive to international criminals.

Experts said today that Copenhagen had long been an accident waiting to happen in terms of carousel fraud.

Richard Ainsworth, professor of VAT policy at Boston University in the US said: “It is extremely surprising that after the French, British and Dutch had to move against this fraud in the summer that the Danes did not act more quickly, especially with the climate summit about to start.”

The Danish government today said it did not know how much money it had lost to the fraud but the number is likely to run into hundreds of millions – if not billions – of kroner.

click here to read the rest of the article…

Isn’t it INTERESTING that the Climate Fraud-In-Chief, Barack Obama, rescheduled his appearance at the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009,  AKA The UN Climate Summit, from the beginning of the Conference to the end of the Conference?

Think he is giving himself an escape path to cancel his appearance all together in the event the summit erupts in chaos as a result of the emerging Climategate Conspiracy?

Wouldn’t You?

Barack originally was going to attend the entire Conference… then only the beginning and then leave to collect his “hard earned” Nobel Appeasement Prize and go home… then this week Barack changes plans again to optionally arrive at the conclusion of the Conference.

The Climategate Poop
is Hitting the Fan and
Obama is playing Dodge to Poop



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Additional reading…

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HOTAiR:AGW meltdown: UK Met Office needs three years to review East Anglia data
Dick Morris: THE BLACK CAUCUS WAR AGAINST OBAMA
Heritage Foundation: Comcast-NBC: Why is the FCC Involved?
Gateway Pundit: Former Gitmo Detainee Now Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula’s Religious Leader
Sister Toldjah: Weekend open thread
American Power: ‘Patriots Against Pelosi’ — Hundreds Protest House Speaker at Orange County Tea Party!
The Anchoress: James Hansen compares “global warming” to slavery, Nazism
Nice Deb: IA Rep Steve King Says ACORN Investigation will lead to the White House
Frugal Café: Revolution at Hand: Man Crashes TV News Shot with Sign for Media to Report ClimateGate, Inhofe on CNBC (video)
Talk Wisdom: Sarah Palin: Voters Still Want Answers
Michelle Malkin: 9/11 families to corruptocrat AG Eric Holder: “We will fight you all the way”

Patterico’s Pontifications: Obama “Safe Schools” Czar’s Reading List
BUUUUURRRRNING HOT:
Richard S. Lindzen – The Climate Science Isn’t Settled
Texas For Palin: Crowd of 1,250 cheers Sarah Palin as she arrives at Fort Hood (Updated)
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Boudica WPI:
Global warming, cap and trade, a giant hoax, a giant power grab.
LisainTX: Obama’s Season of Hope 2010: More Federal Taxes, Less State Representation
OhioBelle’s Blog:CREATING ONE GREEN JOB AT A TIME
SamHenry’s Blog:Center of Auto Industry – Officially in Asia; the Unemployment Ruse; SamHenry Has Been Noticed – MISCHIANZA for December 4, 2009
VotingFemale Speaks!:
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343 Responses to Climategate bigger than Watergate; Al Gore’s Credibility is Permanently Destroyed

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  2. LisaInTX says:

    Good Morning VF
    Dang—-Sorry—Didn’t realize I had hit your post in the #1 spot….and so “Boldly’ too I might add…lol

  3. Jim Hlavac says:

    Well, with global warming upon us, it might be good for readers to know: It snowed in Baton Rouge LA and other palm frond filled southern points. Not only was it 18 days prior to Winter, it was the Earliest snowfall in our history. And, oddly, it was the first time in history (and we got nearly 500 years of it here in the swamp,) that it snowed two years in a row.
    Now, I’m no peer reviewed scientist by any means, but isn’t snow cold? Ah, but as I was told at the poorly attended Chri… holiday party I went to in the snow that “the averages are going up,” by my Obamatized buddies there. I went outside, made some mini-snow balls, tossed them at the huddled masses yearning to be warm, and said “ah, yesh, this snow is warmer than the snows of yesteryear.”
    I was not warmly received for not receiving the memo that snow in the subtropics is proof of global warming. I await the Vikings of Copenhagen to pillage and plunder our swamp, now so easily accessible by ice skates.

  4. LisaInTX says:

    Michelle is RIGHT ON!!!
    Tyranny or Freedom….that is the CHOICE!! No in between anymore, it’s just ALL or nothing!

  5. LisaInTX says:

    BTW: I added that video to my post as it fit in so well with my subject matter. Thanks for the link….:-}

  6. VotingFemale says:

    oh dang… it is the BOLD BUG again… dang.

  7. VotingFemale says:

    Hi Jim!

    Very nice to make your acquaintance!
    I just checked out your blog and am very impressed!

    I will add a link to your Global Warming post within this blogpost which will automatically send you a ‘pingback.’

    Keep fighting the Good Conservative Fight, Jim and feel free to join in on the conversations here! these people are way cool!

    We have another Louisiannan here… the one and only Foxwood at the blog Animal Farm

    Jim Hlavac says

    Well, with global warming upon us, it might be good for readers to know: It snowed in Baton Rouge LA and other palm frond filled southern points. Not only was it 18 days prior to Winter, it was the Earliest snowfall in our history. And, oddly, it was the first time in history (and we got nearly 500 years of it here in the swamp,) that it snowed two years in a row.
    Now, I’m no peer reviewed scientist by any means, but isn’t snow cold? Ah, but as I was told at the poorly attended Chri… holiday party I went to in the snow that “the averages are going up,” by my Obamatized buddies there. I went outside, made some mini-snow balls, tossed them at the huddled masses yearning to be warm, and said “ah, yesh, this snow is warmer than the snows of yesteryear.”
    I was not warmly received for not receiving the memo that snow in the subtropics is proof of global warming. I await the Vikings of Copenhagen to pillage and plunder our swamp, now so easily accessible by ice skates.

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  9. samhenry says:

    Hi Sami, Lisa, Warrant, Vicki and Jim:

    I think I just saw Al Gore thrown from an Alaskan ice flow by an angry polar bear. She was mad as hell that he had upset her over global warming. She was set to move to the south pole or Siberia.

    I can’t blame her.

    DOG calls Coast Guard for Gore rescue.

  10. samhenry says:

    PS I’ll just bet big Al reports the behavior of that bear to Obama who, in turn, will make an international apology for the bad behavior of our wildlife.

  11. AFVET says:

    I say we shut the heat off to Algore’s house so his pipes freeze.

  12. samhenry says:

    AFVET – I’d rather waste time on hunting the snark than on dealing with climate change any longer. We must not give it any air time. Let those we should leave those climate change AHes to talk amoung themselves.

    Small Dead Animals featured this video. Here is the text from YouTube that accompanied it:

    The juicy bits from Newsnight’s debate between Professor Andrew Watson and Marc Morano.

    Professor Andrew Watson calls Marc Morano an ‘asshole’.

    : )

    To be fair when Morano is not shouting over Watson, he is laughing and chuckling like some excited child – it hardy makes for calm and rational discussion of the issues. Maybe there is cultural divide here, Morano’s adversarial tactic of volume and diffusion of the issues may be par for the course on Fox ?

  13. samiam60 says:

    So Al Gore wanted to be our President.

    Well we dodged that bullet only to get bombed by bama!

  14. samhenry says:

    I will think of Obama at Christmas as I eat fruitcake! I have already slipped and said “egghead” instead of eggnog.

    I dread the winter. All hell will indeed break lose.

  15. samiam60 says:

    I love eggnog, mmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnn

  16. samhenry says:

    They have just begun to sell small bottles of it here so I can have a fresh “nip” nightly. It has so many artery-clogging devices that I will not talk or write sense until after Christmas. Arlene makes her own.

  17. Foxwood says:

    Morning SamH! Been missing you!

    Hey, Jim! The Cajuns and CAs don’t know what to do with this snow. I was told not to touch it because it was global warming snow and it might be hot.

    Some may take offense to the term CA, but we call each other that all the time around these parts. It’s a term of endearment.

  18. samhenry says:

    Global warming proponents:

    They said it couldn’t be done, but some idiot who didn’t hear it went ahead and did it! Yogi Berra

  19. LisaInTX says:

    LOL at the video SH
    “Nothing wrong with the science”? LMAO…..

    Hmmmm….Those guys just crack me up with their continued ponzie schemes….better luck NEXT time they try this crap!!
    Like the movie Joe’s apartment, It’s fun to watch them scatter like a bunch of cock roaches when a light is turned on.

  20. VotingFemale says:

    A cultural divide? You mean like between Britian’s Jack the Ripper and America’s Thomas Jefferson?

    We have been smacking around hoity toity uppity Brits for over two hundred years… why stop now? lol

    I’ll take FOX over the BBC 6 days a week and twice on Sunday! ;)

    SamHenry says

    Maybe there is cultural divide here, Morano’s adversarial tactic of volume and diffusion of the issues may be par for the course on Fox ?

  21. Foxwood says:

    Been pissing off the twits on Twitter again. I love Commie bashing.

  22. VotingFemale says:

    yeah Lisa… let Watson lead those suckers in the UK into Cap and Trade till they bankrupt their own British asses to hell and back! then we can buy England for a pence… and hire Brits for 1.30 an hour to make toys for our kids… meanwhile we need to do something about the coming ice age…

  23. VotingFemale says:

    I never met a communist I didn’t love to bash… hahaha

    Foxwood says

    Been pissing off the twits on Twitter again. I love Commie bashing.

  24. SamHenry says:

    SamHenry says

    Maybe there is cultural divide here, Morano’s adversarial tactic of volume and diffusion of the issues may be par for the course on Fox ?

    VF – the above was from YouTube text. Not from me.

  25. LisaInTX says:

    VF
    It twas 21 degrees here this morning and snow in South Texas and LA……all that edu-ma-cation them therea scientists have and we down herea could have told thems that and saved them years of all that thar book learning! LOL

  26. LisaInTX says:

    Vf
    I did dig out my long handles this morning—-and my trust toboggan…
    2 pairs of socks and a sweat top, and I’m STILL cold to the bone!! BRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrr

    Toy’s for American tots, 2 pence …..the Brits will be yelling in the streets soon

  27. LisaInTX says:

    Fox
    You got any frozen swamp land for sale down your way? Hey, that would make catching gators MUCH easier if they are frozen solid, from all this MAN MADE Global Warming, huh? LOL

  28. ohiobelle says:

    “Copenhagen summit: Denmark rushes in laws to stop carbon trading scam”

    That is great to hear! Is it too late to put the brakes on healthscare?

  29. VotingFemale says:

    grounding all of his private jets would work too… he would have to fly commercial and pay for two seats seeing as how he is the size of a polar bear… lol

    AFVET says

    I say we shut the heat off to Algore’s house so his pipes freeze.

  30. LisaInTX says:

    Sami
    The video with Hitler was GREAT!! hahahaa
    Thanks for sharing it—;-}

  31. VotingFemale says:

    You need to clarify words which are not yours as the words of others when you quote, dear…

    I use
    blockquote

    quoted text…

    \blockquote

    SamHenry says

    SamHenry says

    Maybe there is cultural divide here, Morano’s adversarial tactic of volume and diffusion of the issues may be par for the course on Fox ?

    VF – the above was from YouTube text. Not from me.

  32. Foxwood says:

    “Hey, that would make catching gators MUCH easier if they are frozen solid”

    Easier, but not as much fun. Ask my friend Lefty Laroux. He used to catch them right handed.

  33. LisaInTX says:

    Hi Belle
    You staying cold with all this MAN MADE global warming? LOL

  34. LisaInTX says:

    Ouchy—RIP Righty Laroux….;-]

  35. VotingFemale says:

    We’ve only had a coating …once, here this year… today we are scheduled to get some snow… but new england is totally geared for that… texas? no way… I remember opening the spigot to drip to prevent pipes freezing when the temp went below 32 degrees…

    here I dont worry till it gets lower than 20 below zero…

    snow caused the global warming convention in Huston to be postponed… isn’t that a hoot?

    hahahaha

    LisaInTX says

    Vf
    I did dig out my long handles this morning—-and my trust toboggan…
    2 pairs of socks and a sweat top, and I’m STILL cold to the bone!! BRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrr

    Toy’s for American tots, 2 pence …..the Brits will be yelling in the streets soon

  36. ohiobelle says:

    Hello Lisa (and everybody else).

    Actually I was working in the yard all morning.. in a long sleeve shirt and jeans. It’s much better weather here in Ohio than in Texas. Did you get any snow?

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  38. VotingFemale says:

    if it can be stopped in the senate it is DOA

    ohiobelle says

    “Copenhagen summit: Denmark rushes in laws to stop carbon trading scam”

    That is great to hear! Is it too late to put the brakes on healthscare?

  39. LisaInTX says:

    No snow yet—-but rain is coming, which means ICE storms headed our way at these temps….much MUCH worse for us down here.

  40. Foxwood says:

    Oh he still catches them. Just left handed now.

  41. VotingFemale says:

    SamHenry…

    that Yogi Berra was one smart fella

  42. ohiobelle says:

    I’ve got a terrible feeling that Obama’s media is going to ignore ClimateGate just like they did ACORN. Nothing ever happened with ACORN and they still got our taxpayer money. I am going postal if Cap & Trade is even discussed!

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  44. Foxwood says:

    Congress is hashing out amendments to Healthcare in Washington today. Another “rare” Saturday debate. The Commie Libs really want this crap.

  45. LisaInTX says:

    I just LOVE the new campaign slogan…can ya tell?
    “A Season of Hope”–maybe they’ll make that into greeting cards?? HEY—that’s WHERE I’ve seen that before!!! Do I hear copyright infringement suits in the coming months? LMAO!!!

  46. VotingFemale says:

    Lisa, gads… I HATE ice storms… we had a once in a century ice storm last year and it was crushing…. a disaster.

    we lost power at the house for 4 days there abouts… no internet no heat no way to cook… no lights…

    it was awful… I had to listen to the battery powered radio by candle light while wrapped in blankets lol

    and the kitties were pissed off

  47. samhenry says:

    Good point about setting off quotes in someone else’s blog, VF. Will do. But if I will don’t, I’ll make a mild , mannered correction as I did today.

    DOG has to go on poop patrol before dark. Needs to clear ground around small tree to be decorated in all blue lights – the color of the national mood – the color of the collars of the most people out of work. Merry Christmas President and Amazon Obama.

  48. LisaInTX says:

    Should read, “A Season of Dope” for the majority of those that believe him in their crack haze or
    a Season of NOPE (that works for the GOP) hahaha
    “A Season of the Pope”—when he spanked Pelsoi for being a baddddd catholic.
    “A Season of the Rope”—so they can continue to hang themselves after their LIES are exposed!! LOL

  49. ohiobelle says:

    Lisa wrote: No snow yet—-but rain is coming, which means ICE storms headed our way at these temps….much MUCH worse for us down here.

    Well the fact that I am still working in the yard, in December, goes to show we haven’t seen any snow or bitter cold weather.

    Foxwood wrote: Congress is hashing out amendments to Healthcare in Washington today. Another “rare” Saturday debate. The Commie Libs really want this crap.

    Yesterday I watched the debate and it’s getting pretty heated in the Senate. I just don’t know if the GOP can stop it.

  50. VotingFemale says:

    I think Barack is getting lucky with the Social Secretary…

    and who the hell ever heard of a WH social sex-ratary inviting herself to a guest at an event she was hired to supervise?

    ahhh… the smoking gun…

  51. VotingFemale says:

    Belle… there are DEMs who block it as well…

  52. ohiobelle says:

    vf wrote: we lost power at the house for 4 days there abouts… no internet no heat no way to cook… no lights…

    it was awful… I had to listen to the battery powered radio by candle light while wrapped in blankets lol

    and the kitties were pissed off

    I remember the ice storm in Dec 2004. We lost our power for almost a week!! We got our power back on Christmas eve. IT SUCKED!

  53. LisaInTX says:

    Fox
    I can’t tell if you are serious or not—but if he is Lefty now, that means RIP Righty—and hoped he got the one that took Righty.

  54. ohiobelle says:

    The “experts” predicted a whole bunch of babies to be born in the fall of 2005 because of the Dec ice storm. That was not that case at our house… it actually was more effective than birth control.. hahah

  55. LisaInTX says:

    Belle
    I’m happy for ya girl. I HATE cold weather!
    My brother says it’s great where he lives in St. Croix!!
    Well, I gotta get some stuff done here. bbl y’all

  56. ohiobelle says:

    Take care Lisa.

    This was just a quick drive by. I have to finish up with the yard work but I will be back soon.

  57. Foxwood says:

    Lisa said:
    “I can’t tell if you are serious or not—but if he is Lefty now, that means RIP Righty—and hoped he got the one that took Righty.”

    I’m never serious, unless I’m p!ssed. But Righty is now Lefty. He likes it better than Hook. Don’t know if he got his hand back. I’ll have to ask.

  58. samiam60 says:

    If you hadn’t seen the Hitler Video about check it out as it is very relevant and spot on the money.

    Unlike other Hitler videos this one is exceptional.

  59. ohiobelle says:

    Another quick drive by… You know what pisses me off more than anything, our Senators are working so hard on a weekend to pass a bill that won’t even take effect for another 10 years! WHY AREN’T THEY WORKING THIS HARD ON JOBS???? That “job summit” was just another photo op! OUR GOVENMENT DOESN’T CARE ABOUT THE PROBLEMS WE ARE FACING!

    I just wanted to get that off my chest.

    bbs

  60. LisaInTX says:

    Belle—below is what those leftist senators are doing. That want to make sure they “get it RIGHT” this time…….azzholes….

    1930’2 under FDR rule:
    The NIRA was strongly supported by many leading businessmen, some of whom had helped draft the legislation. Gerard Swope, head of General Electric, Ahhhhh—Does ANYONE see a coincidence of Jefferey Immelt here besides me??-—was one of the first champions of this legislation which legalized cartels and funded massive government spending on public works through the PWA. This increased spending was designed to restore prosperity and benefit General Electric and all businesses.

    Harry Harriman, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a leading supporter of the legislation, argued that “it constitutes a most important step in our progress towards business rehabilitation.” The National Association of Manufacturers opposed passage.

    After passage a prominent opponent was Henry Ford (who was railroaded by those that ‘enforced’ this ‘Act.) The NIRA was famous for its rules, all of which were written by committees of businessmen from the specific industry involved. Journalist Raymond Clapper reported that between 4,000 and 5,000 business practices were prohibited by NIRA orders that carried the force of law, which were contained in some 3,000 administrative orders running to over 10,000 pages, and supplemented by what Clapper said were “innumerable opinions and directions from national, regional and code boards interpreting and enforcing provisions of the act.” There were also “the rules of the code authorities, themselves, each having the force of law and affecting the lives and conduct of millions of persons.” Clapper concluded: “It requires no imagination to appreciate the difficulty the business man has in keeping informed of these codes, supplemental codes, code amendments, executive orders, The NIRA was overturned in May,1935 when the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously ruled in the case +Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States+ (295 U.S. 495, 1935), sometimes called the “sick chicken” case, that the Act infringed upon states’ authority, unreasonably stretched the Commerce Clause, and gave legislative powers to the executive branch in violation of the Nondelegation doctrine.

    Additionally, the opinion fell back on the question of consti^ Section 7(a) helped promote the formation of labor unions, and led to the establishment of the National Labor Board. The Act’s lack of clarity and enforcement powers regarding unions led to passage of the Wagner Act in 1935, which incorporated Section 7(a).

    Moreover, some economists consider the act to be downright damaging to the stability of the economy as it weakened antitrust laws and allowed collusion.

  61. samiam60 says:

    White House Aide Once Quipped About Enabling Party Crashers

    FOXNews.com

    Desiree Rogers is under scrutiny for her office’s role in the infamous security breakdown at the state dinner. A woman with a reputation as a consummate perfectionist is being criticized for dropping the ball — and, by some, for putting her own aggrandizement over her job.

  62. samiam60 says:

    The White House social secretary under fire for her office’s role in the security breakdown that let an uninvited couple into a state dinner once joked that she regularly allowed party crashers at White House events.

    Desiree Rogers made the claim in an interview with the trade magazine BizBash at the Creative Coalition’s annual meeting in June — months before two reality-TV wannabes crashed Obama’s party last week for the Indian prime minister.

    “Lots of people just come anyways,” she said, joking that she had added extra tables and benches at every event to accommodate people who just show up. “They won’t take no for an answer. Finally, I just said, ‘All right, come on in. It’s no use kicking you out.'”

    Click here to read the interview.

    An administration official told the New York Post that Rogers “was clearly making a tongue-in-cheek comment about White House staff, already cleared to be on the complex” and not referring to the general public.

    But the quip adds a new wrinkle to the ongoing saga surrounding the White House security breach and potentially casts Rogers in a new light.

    Rogers has not spoken since the breach, and the White House has said she won’t testify before the congressional panel, citing separation of powers. (It has also conducted its own review, saying it could have done more, and changed its security procedures.)

    Rogers arrived in Washington with more of a splash than any White House social secretary before her, and no wonder: she had obvious style, wealth, a Harvard MBA, years of corporate experience, and friends at the top, most importantly Barack and Michelle Obama.

    She defined her goal as nothing less than bringing life to the Obama presidency. And she pulled off a series of innovative, high-wattage events that seemed to be doing just that. She even got the nation’s governors to dance in a conga line.

    Enter Tareq and Michaele Salahi.

    Now Rogers, a woman with a reputation as a consummate perfectionist, is being criticized for dropping the ball — and, by some, for putting her own aggrandizement over her job.

    But the turn of events is bewildering to Rogers’ friends and associates, who say she’s being misunderstood and unfairly targeted, and her accomplishments ignored.

    “It’s extraordinary to see someone’s life’s work mischaracterized in this way,” says John W. Rogers Jr., Desiree’s former husband, with whom she remains close. “I just don’t understand it. She’s working 12-15 hours a day, just trying to do a great job. Desiree has brought excellence to everything she’s done in her life.”

    John Rogers, who spoke in a telephone interview from Chicago, was a guest at the state dinner, and though he admits he’s biased, he found it to be “extraordinary — if you watched her work, you saw her attention to detail.” Indeed, by virtually all accounts, the social secretary pulled off an elegant evening, a logistically complicated affair for 300-plus guests under a romantic pavilion lined with magnolia branches.

    The chef was whisked in from one of New York’s top restaurants, and the entertainment was headlined by Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. Rogers herself appeared in a couture dress by Comme des Garcons, befitting her reputation as a fashionista.

    But it was another part of her reputation that soon came into question: that of an executive who pays sharp attention to detail. When it emerged that the Salahis had managed to get through security without being on the guest list, blame fell on the Secret Service, which has admitted failures, but also on the social office, which didn’t have staff stationed at the checkpoints — a departure from past administrations.

    “I mean, come on, even Wal-Mart has a greeter,” Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) told Politico.com.

    Did Rogers simply think staff was better used elsewhere?

    But criticism of Rogers has gone far beyond security arrangements. Meredith Vieira noted on NBC’s “Today” that Rogers had seated herself at the dinner as a guest, and asked guest Valerie Jarrett — a close friend of Rogers — if that was appropriate.

    And Maureen Dowd of the New York Times wrote: “Instead of standing outside with a clipboard, eyeballing guests as Anne Hathaway did in ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ Desiree was … the center of her own table of guests, just like the president and first lady.”

    The notion that a social secretary can’t be seated at a state dinner is “ridiculous,” says Letitia Baldridge, who served as social secretary under Jacqueline Kennedy.

    “I have sat at state dinners and so have many other social secretaries,” says Baldridge. “Of course, you’re constantly getting up. But I don’t begrudge her at all for seating herself at the dinner.”

    Some have pointed out that social secretaries of the past cast a lower profile than Rogers. But Rogers also has a different job than most — she’s a special assistant to the president, too, meaning she works for both the East and West wings of the White House.

    She has certainly contributed to some of the attention. Not long after her arrival she appeared in Vogue, dressed in designer fashions, and in Wall Street Journal’s magazine.

    But it’s hardly unusual for an incoming social secretary to be profiled in the media, says historian Carl Sferrazza Anthony of the National First Ladies Library. “They’re almost always profiled, whether they cooperate or not,” he says.

    Interest in Rogers — just as with the first lady she works for — has been intense. When she appeared at a New York cultural event in June, two days after her 50th birthday, she could barely move during a cocktail reception for all the well-wishers eager to meet her and press business cards into her hand.

    Social secretaries weren’t known for headlining appearances outside Washington, but Rogers told The Associated Press then: “When it comes to arts and culture, we need to be out there. We need to see what people are doing.”

    She proudly told the crowd she’d already organized 150 events at the White House, among them that governors’ dinner. She didn’t want the governors to just be sitting the whole time. “So we got Earth, Wind and Fire,” Rogers said. “And by the end, they were doing a conga line.”

    Baldridge, who met briefly with Rogers after she got the job, thinks there’s no set model for a social secretary. “Every social secretary is unique in what she brings,” Baldridge says. “She is cool, savvy, sophisticated. She’s right for this administration.”

    For John Rogers, the worst part is seeing his former wife presented as someone more interested in glamour than in doing her job.

    “Desiree is someone who from the very beginning, when she came to Chicago after business school, has worked in some very unglamorous jobs,” he said, speaking of her experience working “in the bowels of AT&T” or working at a gas and utilities company. “She was the person rolling up her sleeves and working side by side with everyone.

    “This idea that she’s floating above the fray is just the opposite of her life’s work.”

    He added that she had been both toughened and humbled by a breast cancer diagnosis in 2003, about which she has spoken publicly.

    In the end, though, all the criticism may be moot, says historian Anthony.

    “There are only two people whose opinion ever matters when it comes to a social secretary,” says Anthony. “The president, and his wife. Everybody else’s opinion is totally irrelevant.”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/12/05/white-house-social-secretary-security-breach/

    First Tiger Woods and now this! Shake your Booty…………………call

  63. oh good grief, al gore is such a has been and so are the climate huggers, gross. Can’t they just go away?

  64. samiam60 says:

    “Desiree is someone who from the very beginning, when she came to Chicago after business school, has worked in some very unglamorous jobs,” he said, speaking of her experience working “in the bowels of AT&T” or working at a gas and utilities company. “She was the person rolling up her sleeves and working side by side with everyone.

    Now that’s quite a promotion Affirmative Action or not. Why to go Barry!

  65. samiam60 says:

    Hope Barry don’t talk in his sleep. Someone will be smashing his Teleprompter through the Limo Window.

  66. samiam60 says:

    Hi WG, check out the Hitler video above

  67. samiam60 says:

    The House of Cards continues to crumble.

  68. samiam60 says:

    Some have pointed out that social secretaries of the past cast a lower profile than Rogers. ” But Rogers also has a different job than most” —She’s a “Special” assistant to the president, too, meaning she works for both the “East and West” wings of the White House.

    Well alrighty then :)

  69. ohiobelle says:

    Sorry for being a no show tonight but I love sports as much as I love politics. Alabama is crushing Florida for anybody the loves college football.

  70. Foxwood says:

    The Crimson Tide…

  71. ohiobelle says:

    Foxwood, Are you watching the game? Tebow is falling apart! I think I’d rather see Alabama win this game but I hate to see Tebow end a great season like this.

  72. ohiobelle says:

    I know that I was wrong before but I am positive that the UFC fights are free tonight on Spike TV. I love live FREE fights.

  73. Foxwood says:

    “Foxwood, Are you watching the game?”

    No, I just thought that was the song for the game.

    “They call Alabama the Crimson Tide,
    And call me Deacon Blue”

    I stopped watching football and wrassling after my uncle died.

    Just MMA.

  74. ohiobelle says:

    I stopped watching football and wrassling after my uncle died.

    Just MMA.

    Sorry to hear that. Ohio State Buckeyes are playing Oregon Ducks in the Rose Bowl. That is going to be one hell of a good game. Bucks vs Ducks! It’s catchy to say the least.

  75. ohiobelle says:

    And thank you for saying wrasseling instead of wrestling. Sounds like we were tought by the same old school.

  76. Foxwood says:

    That was long ago. 20 years. Every once in a while if Mick Foley’s on or Terry Funk, I’ll watch. Friends of the family.

    I’m taping the fights tonight. The season finale of Robin Hood is on tonight. Robin fights for King Richard while Richard is away in the Holy land.

  77. Foxwood says:

    Wrassling and Wrestling are two different things.
    Wrassling might have some Wrestling in it. Tho now with Brock as the HW champ in the UFC. Wrestling might have some Wrassling in it now.

  78. ohiobelle says:

    Tho now with Brock as the HW champ in the UFC. Wrestling might have some Wrassling in it now.

    Our coach at my old high school always called wrestling wrassling. But I agree with what you said. Did you hear Brock almost died? He’s been in the hospital for the past few months. He may have been released by now but as of last week he was still in the hospital. He is going to be a better fighter when he comes back to fight.

  79. Foxwood says:

    No I didn’t. What happened?

  80. ohiobelle says:

    It had something to do with his stomach but I am not sure what it was. The doctor said when he was fighting and won the title he was only fighting to 60% of his ability due to his condition and he didn’t even know anything was wrong. That’s why I said he is going to be a power house of destruction when he returns.

  81. Foxwood says:

    Looks like they may have to pull out some of the old Sumo Wrestlers to take on Brock. I don’t see anyone beating that man.

  82. Foxwood says:

    Welp! My show’s on. I’ll check back later.

  83. ohiobelle says:

    I saw a memorial down the street at one of the houses (I didn’t know the people) but then I read this article in the paper.
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2009/12/05/murder-suicide_westerville_f.ART_ART_12-05-09_A1_3TFT8G8.html?sid=101

    It just makes me sick to death to read these stories! I don’t understand how anybody could do anything like this!

  84. ohiobelle says:

    Anybody that could harm a child should be in jail! It is our job to protect them!

    I’ll check back later.

  85. samiam60 says:

    The controversy swirling around the leaked e-mails of climate scientists apparently trying to downplay data and exclude dissenting opinions has led to calls for President Obama to skip this month’s climate summit in Denmark until the e-mails can be investigated.

    Instead, the White House announced Friday that Obama was doubling down on his commitment to the summit’s goals and moving his visit later in the month, hoping it will secure a “meaningful” agreement.

  86. samiam60 says:

    Ohiobelle says:
    Anybody that could harm a child should be in jail! It is our job to protect them!

    Ohio,

    Anyone harming a child needs to be dead, dead, dead. No repeat offenders, period.

  87. samiam60 says:

    Lisa fantastic video of the retired Navy Commander.

    If enough of us did the same thing on a National Scale the Courts would be forced to order investigations or the release of the Long Form Birth Certificate.

    Obama seals his guilt in not providing the proof after so much controversy. That in and of it self is condemning of this Fraud in Chief. imo

    I am thinking that after the 2nd American Revolution that America is going to have to impose very harsh laws and penalties to prevent further corruption in our Government.

  88. samiam60 says:

    Extreme Corruption requires Extreme Measures.

  89. ohiobelle says:

    Instead, the White House announced Friday that Obama was doubling down on his commitment to the summit’s goals and moving his visit later in the month, hoping it will secure a “meaningful” agreement.

    Not even The Great Obama can undo the damage caused by those emails. The truth is out and anything he does to protect the lie will only make him look worse than he already does.

    Ohio,

    Anyone harming a child needs to be dead, dead, dead. No repeat offenders, period.

    I agree with you 100%! I feel just terrible for the mother of those children. The father never should’ve been allowed to have custody.

  90. samiam60 says:

    No more in America should the Victom become the Victom of the Courts while the Criminals enjoy all the Rights.

    That has to change once and for all.

  91. ohiobelle says:

    Sam, It sounds like they were already watching this guy and had just questioned him about claims that he had abused them. Apparently even the mother stood up for the father.

    There has been a disturbing trend in Ohio this past year. There has been about a dozen murder suicides where the parents (mostly the father) kill his/her family before turning the gun on themself. This is the first I’ve read that wasn’t because of the economy. It appears the man was mentally unstable. I think that goes without saying.

  92. ohiobelle says:

    There is never an excuse. If you want to do yourself in then do it when the kids aren’t there. IT IS TERRIBLE THAT A PARENT MAKES THE DECISION TO LET THEIR KID LIVE OR DIE!

  93. ohiobelle says:

    I am shutting down for the night to watch the fights. I will check back tomorrow.

    Have a nice night.

  94. samiam60 says:

    We are seeing more and more Ohio the results of a God less society.

    The break down of the family will utimately destroy America as it did Rome.

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  96. samiam60 says:

    I am off to visit the neighbor for a night cap.

  97. LisaInTX says:

    Night Belle and Sami

    Teebo needs better DEFENSE…..where are his blockers???

  98. m2 says:

    Hi Sam, Lisa-

    that’s why I left Ohio, 2 years after I graduated. I lived where Ohiobelle does, and I’d never heard of so much death and murder in one area. Seemed like no matter what news I watched it went like this- death, murder, death, buckeyes, murder, murder, weather, death/murder- close newscast.

    The final straw was when on the same night I heard that a convenience store was robbed and the clerks murdered body shoved in the freezer AND a person drove through the window at Wendy’s and shot the attendent in the face. I said to my now husband, “that’s it! I HATE Ohio!” and we moved to my hometown in the red state of Kentucky where the news is still somewhat innocent and there’s still a respect fir life here!

    Of course after near a decade if corrupt Democrat mayor, and a now Democrat Gov. I hope our state can pull through…

    Also down by OSU where my now hubs lived in college a boy was shot on the street he lived at 2 am when he got off work from a restaurant.

    Ohio just depresses me… No harm meant to you or Ohiobelle.

    Cleveland is the same. I watch their news when we go up to the inlaws house.

  99. m2 says:

    Oh guess I missed Sam…

    Well I’m turning the iPod off, nite Lisa…

  100. LisaInTX says:

    Dem’s deflecting from the commie party. It’s ABOUT time they started seeing the light!!

    http://1dragon.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/20-texas-democrats-desert-party-go-republican/

  101. LisaInTX says:

    Ahhh…sorry I missed ya M2….good night

  102. LisaInTX says:

    VF
    Hmmm, how strange—this comment awaiting moderation, but not my others?? I hate bugs in the machine….the nasty varmints!

    Dem’s deflecting from the commie party. It’s ABOUT time they started seeing the light!!

    http://1dragon.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/20-texas-democrats-desert-party-go-republican/

  103. VotingFemale says:

    Hey Lisa!

    I am in for a few

  104. LisaInTX says:

    Ahhhhh……not again…Knock Knock, I ‘m here my queen. Let me in…….

  105. LisaInTX says:

    Hey VF—the door to your blog is stuck—least for me and the link I posted—lol

  106. VotingFemale says:

    we have gotten a few inches of snow here… more is supposed to be on the way and the new this summer teen drivers are getting a lesson in reality as happens every first snowfall of the year.

    lesson: you can not pull out in front of people and expect them to quickly stop for you as they can on dry or rainy days…

    lesson: a four wheel drive vehicle can not stop any better than any other vehicle.

    lesson: driving in snow sucks

  107. LisaInTX says:

    Having problems too getting one of my posts to show up on the Conservative Network Blog…maybe this will all catch up tomorrow? hahaha

  108. VotingFemale says:

    Lisa, I just authorized it…

    the problem is five or more links in a single comment gets flagged by the spam filter…

    sorry about that

  109. LisaInTX says:

    Yep—real life education can be a mighty hurtful and painful thang….hahaha

  110. LisaInTX says:

    It was just one, but I think the bugs are chewing at the wiring again—lol
    Thanks for okaying it..heeee

  111. VotingFemale says:

    I misread your comment…

    check the spelling of the Conservative Blog Network tag you used… that is likely the problem

    LisaInTX says

    Having problems too getting one of my posts to show up on the Conservative Network Blog…maybe this will all catch up tomorrow? hahaha

  112. VotingFemale says:

    if it is misspelled in any way just delete the tag and type it in again when editing the blogpost

  113. LisaInTX says:

    We lived in Amarillo for 5 years. Lord KNOWS how I HATED that place!! Blizzards, with -40 below wind chills…..hellllllll no…..

  114. LisaInTX says:

    okay–thanks, I will try that–though not sure why the same tag worked on the two others?
    I could just add the link into the bodyof the page, maybe that would resolve the issue of it posting? Didn’t you tell me to do that once before?

  115. VotingFemale says:

    I just checked and it is spelled correctly… and now showing up in the CBN page fine…

    also what a beautiful lead in graphic!!! wow!

    also… it is snowing on your blogpost! cool!

    I can see snow flakes falling while viewing it!

  116. VotingFemale says:

    opps… gotta run dear… hubs needs attention

    stay WARM DEAR!!!!

  117. LisaInTX says:

    Okay–Cool deal!
    I added the extra snow via Dashboard, appearance, extra, select snow….lol
    It’s way too cool huh? hahahahaa

  118. LisaInTX says:

    Okay Vf–thanks for the good words. :-+
    good night

  119. samhenry says:

    Goof vid Lisa. For the first time I am hearing one of the areas in Medicare that will fall victim to cuts under the public health portion of the health care reform. I hope I haven’t messed something.

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  121. VotingFemale says:

    I love to see folks publishing blogposts!

    Way to go Lisa and SamHenry! Well Done!

  122. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning SamHenry!

  123. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning VF, SamH, and night owl Lisa, lol

  124. Foxwood says:

    It’s a good day to be a subject of the Dictatorship!

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  125. Foxwood says:

    What does our Glorious Dictator Berry Obutthole have in mind for us while we are still under a National Emergency?

  126. Foxwood says:

    Morning VF, SanH!

  127. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Foxwood.

    Thanks for the Cannon fire :)

  128. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Sam! Foxwood!

  129. VotingFemale says:

    just doing some back filling work on past blogposts to set up interconnecting chains…

    the more I blog the more I learn… that’s always the way, huh?

    we didn’t get very much snow… and it seems to be melting off this morning.

  130. samiam60 says:

    The Smuck in Chief is going to Capitol Hill today.

  131. Foxwood says:

    One of my favorite Monkey’s songs is Valerie. The original studio version is much better, but I can’t find it on youtube.

  132. VotingFemale says:

    Valerie?

    too cool! Valerie is my pseudo first name when required to provide one for sign up purposes on websites…

  133. Foxwood says:

    So can we call you Val? :) It’s more personal than VF.

  134. Foxwood says:

    I can understand, if not.

  135. boudicabpi says:

    I have also been posting on this among other things. This all part of the NWO power grab. Osama Obama was not the first but let’s make sure he is the last along with all his cronies.
    Bob A.

  136. VotingFemale says:

    I prefer VF tee-hee

  137. samhenry says:

    Good morning Ms Foxglove – am I correct CAT? Shout out to FOX and boudicabpi

  138. samhenry says:

    Sami – I could not see you because of the smoke from the canon fire – it just hit me ewwwwwww – cough, cough.

  139. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning SamH and Bob A.

  140. Foxwood says:

    Here is one of the shows from the more festive side of New Oleans, where the men are men, and so are the women.

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  142. samhenry says:

    CAT – I did two blogposts with SIMILAR names so two should come across this AM

  143. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning Bob! SamHenry!

    Good Morning again Samiam! Foxwood!

  144. VotingFemale says:

    ****** NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE ******

    I was busy with hammer and saw this morning.

    And, built a Men’s Room for the male members of the blog.

    Foxwood is set up as an Administrator.

    I have sent details to all the men I have email addresses for.

    The main blogpost is password protected so hopefully, if I have done the construction correctly guys like Tellit who does not have a wordpress blog can get in and comment on the commenting blogpost.

    This is for you guys when you feel the urge for comments not really suited for our female ears! :P

    Check your email and let me and foxwood know if something is not working right.

    Foxwood will be able to add whomever you guys want to add for commenting in case Bob A. and other guys who visit here who would like commenting privs there can be granted access by Foxwood or in a pinch, me. I very much prefer Not to nose around in your comments there and respect your privacy.

    The web address is: The Men’s Room

  145. Foxwood says:

    I figure you made me Admin because I have a blog? One of the reasons, I’m not on as much and my blog posts are not as often is because I’ve been busier with my rent house and my extra-work work. I can do it, but I would think Sami or Tellit might be a better choice.

  146. VotingFemale says:

    No worries, Foxwood!

    This is a VERY no load admin job…

    no blogposts except the already existing one…

    no worries about moderation maintenance stuff…

    The ONLY reason I made you administrator was so you guys could have your OWN selected password for accessing the only blogpost for commenting…

    this is a no pressure assignment… if you dont have time don’t do it.

    other than that I can do all the pick and shovel work and what you guys say remains private amongst you guys…

  147. Foxwood says:

    Ok… I’ll give it a whirl.

  148. VotingFemale says:

    thanks dear… and anything you guys need doing to the room, I am good with paint and wallpapering and stuffage like dat! :D

  149. Foxwood says:

    The Senate is working today also. This is really p!ssing me off. Today it’s Berry Obutthole being the John. I’m sure he’s offering money to others now that Mary has shown herself as the prostitute she is.

  150. Foxwood says:

    “thanks dear… and anything you guys need doing to the room, I am good with paint and wallpapering and stuffage like dat! :D

    Just leave the urinal alone!

  151. VotingFemale says:

    yes, dear… lol

    Foxwood says

    “thanks dear… and anything you guys need doing to the room, I am good with paint and wallpapering and stuffage like dat! :D

    Just leave the urinal alone!

  152. VotingFemale says:

    I have added a link to the men’s room in the sidebar under “VF satellite blogs”

  153. VotingFemale says:

    The Ladies Room is forth coming… must have equal rights, ya know! ;)

  154. Foxwood says:

    Not able to login, VF! It only asks for password, no username, and I’m assuming it’s my wordpress password.

  155. Foxwood says:

    WOW! Sarah’s looking hot! She’s to be in Iowa today.

  156. VotingFemale says:

    It is not your wordpress password…

    it is a common password all you guys use to access the commenting blogpost…

    see your email… I sent you the password.

    Foxwood says

    Not able to login, VF! It only asks for password, no username, and I’m assuming it’s my wordpress password.

  157. VotingFemale says:

    keep your common password private amongst yourselves… you can share it with each other and other men you want to include… just don’t divulge it in public… and if it gets compromised it can be changed to a new one.

    dont mention the password on that blog… use email to discuss change the password!

  158. Foxwood says:

    I’m in!

    For a good time call…

  159. VotingFemale says:

    cool!

    Foxwood says

    I’m in!

  160. VotingFemale says:

    I am now constructing the Ladies Room…

  161. Foxwood says:

    Another song written by Buck Owens!

  162. samhenry says:

    Will we ever see the men on the main blog again, VF?

    Good-bye FOX. All you need is the barbie and the men’s lounge.

    Lounge Lizards. They are just Lounge Lizards.

  163. samhenry says:

    Swell, a blog with a ladies room and a men’s room. When do the spittoons arrive? lol

  164. samhenry says:

    In insist these be smoke free rooms. And please, enough sound proofing so we can’t hear the men!

  165. samhenry says:

    We need to hear no evil, see no evil – and I forget the third one – feel no evil?

  166. samhenry says:

    Oh, yes, speak no evil – booooring!

  167. Foxwood says:

    “All you need is the barbie and the men’s lounge.”

    No blow up dolls!

    Oh! a Barb B Que pit!

    Right between the fridge and the urinal.

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  169. samhenry says:

    Thanks FOX for that vivid vision of your paradise.

  170. samiam60 says:

    Great Job VF on the men’s room. Might I suggest you keep the password the same for both. You know, for………………..






    PANTY RAIDS :) :) :) :)

    Because we are Wild and Craaaazzzzy Guys.

  171. samiam60 says:

    VF, can you make it so Liberal Women can come in and debate with us?

  172. samiam60 says:

    VF, can we have pets?

  173. samiam60 says:

    I am going to stop now but believe me I could go on and on with this Monolog

  174. Foxwood says:

    I think me and Kinky may have scared off any liberal woman from coming in already Sami. The dancers have already arrived.

  175. samiam60 says:

    Is Jennifer Beals one of em, Foxwood?

  176. Foxwood says:

    Kinky said she didn’t make the… qualifications.

  177. samhenry says:

    Why have a men’s lounge. Heck, we are hearing about the activities already. I’m blogbarrassed.

  178. samiam60 says:

    Hey guys I started a contest in the Men’s Room

  179. Foxwood says:

    Another one from the White Album.

  180. VotingFemale says:

    ****** NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE ******

    I just created the Blog’s Ladies’s Room just for us gals.

    I just sent details to all the women blog members I have email addresses for. as many have changed email addresses, if any of the gals here who did not get my email please let me know ASAP!

    The main blogpost is password protected.

    Ladies, check your email and let me know if something is not working right.

    The web address is: The Ladies’s Room

  181. Foxwood says:

    I wonder what their saying about us, guys.

  182. VotingFemale says:

    lol @ Paranoidwood

    tee-hee

  183. samiam60 says:

    Foxwood can you run a wire over there?

  184. Foxwood says:

    I can put a cup up to the door. Old boy scout trick.

  185. samiam60 says:

    Wonder what their password might be?

    Hmmmmmmm

  186. VotingFemale says:

    Well I see Lisa found the ladies room!

    I have set it up for first comment approval… so I know precisely who accesses it ;)

  187. Foxwood says:

    I got an idea, Sami!

  188. VotingFemale says:

    sam? you could not guess the password in a million years, dear! no offense ever intended… but I am a security conscious girl!

  189. LisaInTX says:

    VF
    I booked LaBares—they should be arriving shortly—-hahahha

  190. samiam60 says:

    I’m in.

  191. VotingFemale says:

    kewl!

    LisaInTX says

    VF
    I booked LaBares—they should be arriving shortly—-hahahha

  192. samiam60 says:

    I will find that password VF. Know what?

    I’ll Google it! so there.

  193. VotingFemale says:

    hahahahahaha!!!

    you just do dat, sweetie pie!

    but you will never find it or guess it! ;)

    samiam60 say

    I will find that password VF. Know what?

    I’ll Google it! so there.

  194. samiam60 says:

    VF, you are absolutely Wild.

    I know of no other Blog Post like this anywhere on the Blogosphere.

  195. VotingFemale says:

    Great Video of Le Bare, Lisa!!!

    wooo HOOOO!!!!

    hahahahahaha

  196. samiam60 says:

    VF, you are a Trend Setter :)

  197. VotingFemale says:

    I aim to please dear! A blog should serve it’s members as well as possible… too many look at it the other way ’round and that ain’t right!

    samiam60 says

    VF, you are absolutely Wild.

    I know of no other Blog Post like this anywhere on the Blogosphere.

  198. LisaInTX says:

    Hahahahaa….Sami…..’can we have pets”—LOL…hahahahaaa

    The guys have arrived girls…..Let’s PARTY!!!!

  199. samiam60 says:

    VF, Fox and Kinky are hogging the Pool Table.

  200. VotingFemale says:

    yaa hooo LISA!

    hahahaha

  201. Foxwood says:

    Sami, I got the stripper and the donkey.

  202. VotingFemale says:

    Foxwood! funny man! put that stuff in the Men’s Room!!! not here!

    lol

  203. LisaInTX says:

    VF
    The guitar player has arrived….love his song….hahahaa

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  205. LisaInTX says:

    Sami
    No panty raids for you Sir!!! Not allowed–no way, and don’t count on us girls to leave a window unlocked so you can sneak a peek either….LMAO!!! hahahaha

  206. VotingFemale says:

    Lisa, I saw dat guitar player! ;)

  207. Foxwood says:

    Hey! Brauts are almost ready on the grill. Beer’s in the fridge.

    Someone shut the men’s room door, will ya!

    And turn on that fart fan!

  208. samiam60 says:

    Ok Lisa and VF, we will be good.

    We are having a contest!

  209. VotingFemale says:

    hahahaha

    meanie!

    Foxwood says

    Hey! Brauts are almost ready on the grill. Beer’s in the fridge.

    Someone shut the men’s room door, will ya!

    And turn on that fart fan!

  210. samhenry says:

    That’s right Lisa. I’ve got embarrassingly old underwear and I don’t want anyone to raid it.

  211. LisaInTX says:

    Sami—do NOT go into this store looking for a pet in the Mens Room!!! OUCHY!!

  212. LisaInTX says:

    SH
    Don’t worry—It will be MUCH safer than that of the CIC’s secret service at that Dinner-Gate—-I have much faith in the security of VF—;-}

  213. Foxwood says:

    Sami! Emma brought her python!

  214. LisaInTX says:

    Fox
    Those brats be smelling sooo good….wouldn’t want to share a few would ya? For old times sake? lol….heee
    We’ll share our guitar player with ya….he is so righteous!! heeee

  215. samiam60 says:

    Quick question VF about the men’s room.

    Who is gonna clean up?

  216. samiam60 says:

    Foxwood I brought in a box of that really good Wine the ladies like and a case of Dark Chocolate.

  217. Foxwood says:

    Are you sure, Lisa? We already had to fumigate the lounge. The fart fan just wasn’t doing it.

  218. VotingFemale says:

    Lisa, I added you as an administrator at The Ladies Room.

    So please keep an eye on the place, girlfriend!
    you should be able to approve first time comments there in case I am out and about.

  219. LisaInTX says:

    Sami
    Y’all could draw straws…or take turns? Last man standing turns off the lights? hahahaha

  220. VotingFemale says:

    why do you think you guys have your own administrator over there? lol

    talk to Foxwood! tee hee

    samiam60 says

    Quick question VF about the men’s room.

    Who is gonna clean up?

  221. samiam60 says:

    Men’s Room Movie Night Tonight Featuring:

    “THE NOTEBOOK”

    Wine and Fine Chocolates will be served.

  222. samiam60 says:

    Foxwood I am nominating Kinky for Cleanup.

  223. Foxwood says:

    “Who is gonna clean up?”

    Nobody better clean up! We got the man cave just right. Maybe a few more beer cans, tho.

  224. samiam60 says:

    Lisa be sure to approve comments from Samantha.

  225. VotingFemale says:

    ‘Samantha’ does not have the password hahahaha

  226. Foxwood says:

    Throw that brat bun over their, Kinky! The rats got to eat too.

  227. samiam60 says:

    When protecting a password one should always, always double check their email list. lol

  228. samiam60 says:

    Got to run out for a while and enjoy the Global Warming while we still have it ya know.

    Catch you Ladies later at the Movie.

  229. samiam60 says:

    Thanks for all the fun here today VF. You won’t find this anywhere else.

  230. VotingFemale says:

    gonna go watch a movie… laters dears!

  231. LisaInTX says:

    Samantha huh? hahahaha….nice try Sami….hahahaha

  232. LisaInTX says:

    I gotta run too—errands to run

    It was a BLAST guys!!! :-}
    Let’s do this again soon!!! heeeee

  233. Foxwood says:

    “ewwww rodents…”

    Who you callin’ rodents, Willis?

  234. Foxwood says:

    1965 Charlie Rich

  235. Foxwood says:

    Some real swamp blues. Lazy Lester.

  236. Foxwood says:

    More southern music.

  237. Foxwood says:

    If you get a chance to rent it. “Cheaper to Keep Her”, Mac Davis (the singer). A funny chick flick with something for the guys. Good stay at home date movie.

  238. Foxwood says:

    From the album “Addicted to Love” – 1966

  239. m2 says:

    what’s with the crazy bold font?!

  240. Foxwood says:

    Some Psychedelia. 1967.

  241. Foxwood says:

    God Grace was a babe!

  242. arlenearmy says:

    Al Gore is laying low because he afraid of being questioned or booed.

    He really needs to be handcuffed & hauled to jail. Every tine I look at those curly light bulbs it reminds me of Gore.

  243. Foxwood says:

    1969 – Isley Brothers! IT’S YOUR THING!

  244. Foxwood says:

    Opps! I thought the blog died down. Sorry M2, Arlene! I was jammin’.

  245. Foxwood says:

    Arlene, now that Global Warming is now known as the hoax that it is, we can safely assume all of the Commie lib causes are POS hoaxes.

  246. Foxwood says:

    For all you Commie Cali’s out there. It’s cold outside!

  247. Foxwood says:

    Global warming in the city!

  248. Foxwood says:

    Just another attempt to get you gals out of your underpants.

  249. Foxwood says:

    Graham Nash and the Hollies. They liked Buddy Holly. Hence the name. Nash later to be in the super group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Dung.

  250. Foxwood says:

    A good drinking song.

    Emin’s Emitt’s!

    I’m Enry the 8th I am,
    Enry the 8th I am, I am,
    I got married to the widow next door,
    She’s been married 7 times before,
    And every one was a Enry (Enry),
    She wouldn’t have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam)
    I’m her 8th old man I Enry,
    Enry the 8th I am

    Second verse same as the first
    I’m Enry the 8th I am,
    Enry the 8th I am, I am,
    I got married to the widow next door,
    She’s been married 7 times before,
    And every one was a Enry (Enry),
    She wouldn’t have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam)
    I’m her 8th old man I Enry,
    Enry the 8th I am
    (shouts)

    I’m Enry the 8th I am,
    Enry the 8th I am, I am,
    I got married to the widow next door,
    She’s been married 7 times before,
    And every one was a Enry (Enry),
    She wouldn’t have a Willy or a Sam (no Sam)
    I’m her 8th old man I Enry,
    Enry the 8th I am

    H-E-N-R-Y
    Enry (Enry) Enry (Enry)
    Enry the 8th I am, I am,
    Enry the 8th I am.

  251. hepsy says:

    Love that Global Warming Poop/Climategate pic!

  252. Foxwood says:

    Begging Pussy Cat favor.

  253. samhenry says:

    Why aren’t you in the Men’s Room, FOX. The way you described it it’s an operation that never closes.

  254. Foxwood says:

    One of my all time favorites!

  255. samhenry says:

    Thomas Fiedman said on CNN – “Taking on Afghanistan is like a couple adopting a special needs baby in the middle of an economic depression. It is the poorest country outside of Africa. It has been fragmented for the past 30 years. Happily in Iraq, the Iraqis themselves wanted to trust their central government and fight for it and this coincided with the time of the US surge. It will take a lot of work to get Afghans to trust a central government because corruption is throughout the country and is decentralized. People are beginning to embrace the Taliban only because they restore order and control corruption. So our work is cut out for us.

  256. Foxwood says:

    The men’s room is so filthy, only the worst of the worst is allowed. They don’t even let me play top 40 music there. If it’s not below whale dung, they told me not to play it.

  257. samhenry says:

    I had no idea about how Kink and Sami were behind closed doors.

    Speaking of closed doors and rats – lots of meetings up on Capitol Hill trying to twist arms and get that Health Care passed – look to some preliminary agreements tonight. Looking for a deal between moderate Dems and conservative dems.

  258. Foxwood says:

    Of coarse I’m supposed to clean it on Sundays, but VF started it this Sunday… That means I still have another week to go.

  259. Foxwood says:

    I know SamH. It’s p!ssing me off. These guys and gals want this before Christmas, and because they are working Sunday, proves it. I feel like I’m worthless because Mary Landreiu has already made her mind up. I keep calling.

  260. Foxwood says:

    From Beaumont TX!

  261. Foxwood says:

    Another one of my all time favorites.

  262. Foxwood says:

    Let’s listen to something pure.

  263. Foxwood says:

    My favorite Beatles tune.

  264. Foxwood says:

    A K-FOX twin spin!

  265. Foxwood says:

    Another K-FOX twin spin!

  266. samhenry says:

    That Cat in the tree made me nervous. I wish that inquiring matron had turned off the lights while the cat was in the damn tree. It was cute but made me nervous. I wanted to wrap a couple of strings of lights around the neck of that cat mother.

  267. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Evening everyone!

    TV News

    Matthews Apologizes to to West Point Cadets

    BY: David Bauder

    NEW YORK – MSNBC’s Chris Matthews apologized yesterday for saying that President Barack Obama had traveled to an “enemy camp” at West Point to address the nation on the war in Afghanistan.

    The pundit had made the remark Tuesday during on-air analysis of Obama’s speech, noting that he saw skepticism and little enthusiasm in the faces of cadets and officers at the U.S. military academy, a place where former President Bush made a hawkish speech in 2002 before the Iraq War started.

    “I didn’t see a lot of warmth in the crowd out there,” he said. “He went to maybe the enemy camp … to make his case.”

    Matthews said on his show Wednesday that he had gotten “some very tough calls” from former cadets and parents of cadets, who told him the audience of military officers and officers-in-training are trained not to show the kind of emotion that he thought was lacking. He said he had no reason to assume that those in Obama’s audience were more hawkish on the war than the president.

    “I’ve heard too many politicians say, `Oh, that was taken out of context,’ to explain something they wish they hadn’t sent,” he said. “Let me just say to the cadets and their parents, former cadets and everyone who cares about this country and those who defend it, I used the wrong words and, worse than that, I said something that is just not right and for that I deeply apologize.”

    It’s not the first time the motor-mouthed “Hardball” host has seen his mouth get him into trouble.

    He apologized in January 2008 following remarks that angered then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Matthews had said that the only reason Clinton was a senator and candidate for president “is that her husband messed around.”

    Obama’s speech, his seventh prime-time address to the nation since his administration began, was carried Tuesday on 10 television networks and seen by an estimated 40.8 million people, the Nielsen Co. said.

    http://www.fancast.com/blogs/tv-news/matthews-apologizes-to-to-west-point-cadets/?cmpid=FCST_hero

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  269. VotingFemale says:

    alls well that ends well…

    Meowy Chwishmouse!

    samhenry says

    That Cat in the tree made me nervous. I wish that inquiring matron had turned off the lights while the cat was in the damn tree. It was cute but made me nervous. I wanted to wrap a couple of strings of lights around the neck of that cat mother.

  270. VotingFemale says:

    Hey Tellit!!! Been missin’ you!

    Chris Matthews? too late to take it back… and it is a black eye for The Socialist Party he is a member of…

    Enemy Camp? F him… and the network he lies for…

  271. VotingFemale says:

    Tellit, have you discovered the blog’s Mens Room yet?

    if not, check your email, dear!

  272. VotingFemale says:

    Fox, I love Roy Orbison!

  273. VotingFemale says:

    no ones around… so I shall retire for the evening… tomorrow is a new day… sleep well all!

    Monday December 7th, a date that will live in infamy

    the day that F’ing climate sneak attack by the UN in Copenhagen commences… how appropriate…

  274. Foxwood says:

    My computer crashed. And I’m p!sseed.

    anywho. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifBexLJbVPA

  275. LisaInTX says:

    VF—LMAO!!!
    This was MY tree a few days ago, but picture the cat as a solid black manx that weighs 20 lbs at least!! hahahaha
    He thinks that tree is up just for HIS enjoyment!! Good thing I tied the top of it to the curtain rod or else I would not have a tree left now—hahaha

  276. LisaInTX says:

    ALERT from GRASSFIRE!!!

    Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is warning that the “nuclear option”
    is being considered by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to pass
    ObamaCare…

    This means only 50 votes would be needed to pass a healthcare
    takeover bill that would tax Americans to the tune of $500 billion,
    while gutting Medicare $464 billion.

    Grassley, and others believe the current plan on the table would
    lead to “rationed care, shuttered hospitals, overburdened doctors
    and waste.”

    No doubt feeling the pressure to punch ObamaCare through before
    Christmas, Reid is now demanding lawmakers work on Sunday…
    Call your Senators—asap.

  277. LisaInTX says:

    When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. -Thomas Jefferson

  278. LisaInTX says:

    People of the world??? I don’t remember this speech in GERMANY???? HOLY SHIT BATMAN!!

  279. LisaInTX says:

    Global EDUCATION FUND??????????WTF!!

  280. samhenry says:

    Good morning. Time to strike up the chorus – Naval that is. The band would be too loud about now. This is my favorite.

  281. samhenry says:

    And in honor of my brother, US Army Colonel AML

  282. samhenry says:

    And now a little politics re the Army. AML was a Viet Nam era Helicopter Pilot

  283. Foxwood says:

    Sieg Heil und Guten Morgan fellow unAmerican Nazis!
    It’s time to unfurl the Confederate Swastika and fire the cannon!

  284. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning SamH and Foxwood and all my fellow Patriots :)

    I have a full day ahead of me today so will be limited in commenting.

    Hope this is a victorious day for We The People.

  285. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning VF, I like the addition of the Christmas Kitty at the top of the Blog Post.

  286. VotingFemale says:

    Good Morning SamH! Foxwood! Samiam!

    ahhhhh… Sam, you noticed the Christmas Kitty! I sneaked the baby kitty into the banner last evening in the darkness of night.

    Happy you like him!

  287. VotingFemale says:

    SamH, Very Appropriate Videos to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day, which is today. Thank you for those additions!

  288. VotingFemale says:

    Guess what?

    I have been exchanging emails with Rosehips!

    hopefully she will grace us with her presence here on the blog.

  289. Foxwood says:

    Rainy days and Mondays always bring me down, Sami. So I wanted to play a peppier tune.

  290. Foxwood says:

    It would be nice to chat with Rose again. Hope she shows!

  291. samiam60 says:

    LADIES NIGHT TONIGHT in the Men’s Room or aka Bada Bing Club.

    Featured Movie: Terms of Endearment followed by the Longest Yard.

    Be there or be square.

    Gotta run for now but be back later…. :)

  292. VotingFemale says:

    I am off doing research for the new blogpost…
    be back asap

  293. tellitlikeitis says:

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Copenhagen climate summit: 1,200 limos, 140 private planes and caviar wedges
    Copenhagen is preparing for the climate change summit that will produce as much carbon dioxide as a town the size of Middlesbrough.

    On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen’s biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. During the “summit to save the world”, which opens here tomorrow, she will have 200.

    “We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention,” she says. “But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report.”

    Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. “We haven’t got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand,” she says. “We’re having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden.”

    And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? “Five,” says Ms Jorgensen. “The government has some alternative fuel cars but the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don’t have any hybrids in Denmark, unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars. It makes no sense at all, but it’s very Danish.”

    The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.

    As well 15,000 delegates and officials, 5,000 journalists and 98 world leaders, the Danish capital will be blessed by the presence of Leonardo DiCaprio, Daryl Hannah, Helena Christensen, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Prince Charles. A Republican US senator, Jim Inhofe, is jetting in at the head of an anti-climate-change “Truth Squad.” The top hotels – all fully booked at £650 a night – are readying their Climate Convention menus of (no doubt sustainable) scallops, foie gras and sculpted caviar wedges.

    At the takeaway pizza end of the spectrum, Copenhagen’s clean pavements are starting to fill with slightly less well-scrubbed protesters from all over Europe. In the city’s famous anarchist commune of Christiania this morning, among the hash dealers and heavily-graffitied walls, they started their two-week “Climate Bottom Meeting,” complete with a “storytelling yurt” and a “funeral of the day” for various corrupt, “heatist” concepts such as “economic growth”.

    The Danish government is cunningly spending a million kroner (£120,000) to give the protesters KlimaForum, a “parallel conference” in the magnificent DGI-byen sports centre. The hope, officials admit, is that they will work off their youthful energies on the climbing wall, state-of-the-art swimming pools and bowling alley, Just in case, however, Denmark has taken delivery of its first-ever water-cannon – one of the newspapers is running a competition to suggest names for it – plus sweeping new police powers. The authorities have been proudly showing us their new temporary prison, 360 cages in a disused brewery, housing 4,000 detainees.

    And this being Scandinavia, even the prostitutes are doing their bit for the planet. Outraged by a council postcard urging delegates to “be sustainable, don’t buy sex,” the local sex workers’ union – they have unions here – has announced that all its 1,400 members will give free intercourse to anyone with a climate conference delegate’s pass. The term “carbon dating” just took on an entirely new meaning.

    At least the sex will be C02-neutral. According to the organisers, the eleven-day conference, including the participants’ travel, will create a total of 41,000 tonnes of “carbon dioxide equivalent”, equal to the amount produced over the same period by a city the size of Middlesbrough.

    The temptation, then, is to dismiss the whole thing as a ridiculous circus. Many of the participants do not really need to be here. And far from “saving the world,” the world’s leaders have already agreed that this conference will not produce any kind of binding deal, merely an interim statement of intent.

    Instead of swift and modest reductions in carbon – say, two per cent a year, starting next year – for which they could possibly be held accountable, the politicians will bandy around grandiose targets of 80-per-cent-plus by 2050, by which time few of the leaders at Copenhagen will even be alive, let alone still in office.

    Even if they had agreed anything binding, past experience suggests that the participants would not, in fact, feel bound by it. Most countries – Britain excepted – are on course to break the modest pledges they made at the last major climate summit, in Kyoto.

    And as the delegates meet, they do so under a shadow. For the first time, not just the methods but the entire purpose of the climate change agenda is being questioned. Leaked emails showing key scientists conspiring to fix data that undermined their case have boosted the sceptic lobby. Australia has voted down climate change laws. Last week’s unusually strident attack by the Energy Secretary, Ed Miliband, on climate change “saboteurs” reflected real fear in government that momentum is slipping away from the cause.

    In Copenhagen there was a humbler note among some delegates. “If we fail, one reason could be our overconfidence,” said Simron Jit Singh, of the Institute of Social Ecology. “Because we are here, talking in a group of people who probably agree with each other, we can be blinded to the challenges of the other side. We feel that we are the good guys, the selfless saviours, and they are the bad guys.”

    As Mr Singh suggests, the interesting question is perhaps not whether the climate changers have got the science right – they probably have – but whether they have got the pitch right. Some campaigners’ apocalyptic predictions and religious righteousness – funeral ceremonies for economic growth and the like – can be alienating, and may help explain why the wider public does not seem to share the urgency felt by those in Copenhagen this week.

    In a rather perceptive recent comment, Mr Miliband said it was vital to give people a positive vision of a low-carbon future. “If Martin Luther King had come along and said ‘I have a nightmare,’ people would not have followed him,” he said.

    Over the next two weeks, that positive vision may come not from the overheated rhetoric in the conference centre, but from Copenhagen itself. Limos apart, it is a city filled entirely with bicycles, stuffed with retrofitted, energy-efficient old buildings, and seems to embody the civilised pleasures of low-carbon living without any of the puritanism so beloved of British greens.

    And inside the hall, not everything is looking bad. Even the sudden rush for limos may be a good sign. It means that more top people are coming, which means they scent something could be going right here.

    The US, which rejected Kyoto, is on board now, albeit too tentatively for most delegates. President Obama’s decision to stay later in Copenhagen may signal some sort of agreement between America and China: a necessity for any real global action, and something that could be presented as a “victory” for the talks.

    The hot air this week will be massive, the whole proceedings eminently mockable, but it would be far too early to write off this conference as a failure.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6736517/Copenhagen-climate-summit-1200-limos-140-private-planes-and-caviar-wedges.html

  294. tellitlikeitis says:

    December 5, 2009 10:18 PM EST by John Stossel

    Government Knows Best

    Anyone who still believes government can create jobs should look to the taxpayer funded job training that’s been happening in St. Paul, Minn. Institutions like Summit Academy use stimulus money for their “results-oriented programs” that “empower adults” to “become educated, employed, contributing members of their community.”

    Your money is being used to teach building weatherization skills; problem is, there seems to be little demand for these newly trained weatherization workers.

    130 people have been through Summit’s new weatherization program. But just a couple dozen have landed jobs.

    Abe Hassan, who runs a stimulus-funded weatherization training program targeting minorities in East St. Paul tells a similar story.

    Hassan said 19 people graduated from his training program recently at Merrick Community Services but none of his students have found jobs using those skills.

    “I don’t understand what the deal is as far as placing our individuals,” Hassan said.

    I’m not surprised that students aren’t getting jobs. If there’s a demand for “green” weatherization, private employers will provide more practical training than government. Of course the bureaucrats who fund job training programs now want to use your money to create demand for the workers that you’ve paid to train.

    Democrat Ellen Anderson of St. Paul was the chief state Senate author of the weatherization legislation. Anderson acknowledges she’s disappointed that so many trainees can’t find jobs…

    “When the Congress passes a climate bill it’s going to change our whole economy and all of the smart money is going to be on clean energy, on saving energy, on doing things more efficiently and the jobs will multiply,” Anderson said.

    Oh yes, the Climate Bill will give us clean energy, create wonderful “green” jobs, and save money. Give me a break.

    http://stossel.blogs.foxbusiness.com/2009/12/05/government-knows-best-2/

  295. tellitlikeitis says:

    PROMISES, PROMISES: A closed meeting on openness
    By SHARON THEIMER (AP) – 23 hours ago

    WASHINGTON — It’s hardly the image of transparency the Obama administration wants to project: A workshop on government openness is closed to the public.

    The event Monday for federal employees is a fitting symbol of President Barack Obama’s uneven record so far on the Freedom of Information Act, a big part of keeping his campaign promise to make his administration the most transparent ever. As Obama’s first year in office ends, the government’s actions when the public and press seek information are not yet matching up with the president’s words.

    “The Freedom of Information Act should be administered with a clear presumption: In the face of doubt, openness prevails,” Obama told government offices on his first full day as president. “The government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears.”

    Obama scored points on his pledge by requiring the release of detailed information about $787 billion in economic stimulus spending. It’s now available on a Web site, http://www.recovery.gov. Other notable disclosures include waivers that the White House has granted from Obama’s conflict-of-interest rules and reports detailing Obama’s and top appointees’ personal finances.

    Yet on some important issues, his administration produced information only after government watchdogs and reporters spent weeks or months pressing, in some cases suing.

    Those include what cars people were buying using the $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program (it turned out the most frequent trades involved pickups for pickups with only slightly better gas mileage); how many times airplanes have collided with birds (a lot); whether lobbyists and donors meet with the Obama White House (they do); rules about the interrogation of terror suspects (the FBI and CIA disagreed over what was permitted); and who was speaking in private with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (he has close relationships with a cadre of Wall Street executives whose multibillion-dollar companies survived the economic crisis with his help).

    The administration has refused to turn over important records. Obama signed a law that let the Pentagon refuse to release photographs showing U.S. troops abusing detainees, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates then did so. The Obama administration, like the Bush administration before it, has refused to release details about the CIA’s “black site” rendition program. The Federal Aviation Administration wouldn’t turn over letters and e-mails among FAA officials about reporters’ efforts to learn more about planes that crash into birds.

    Just last week, a State Department deputy assistant secretary, Llewellyn Hedgbeth, said at a public conference that “as much as we want to promote transparency,” her agency will work just as hard to protect classified materials or information that would put the United States in a bad light.

    People who routinely request government records said they don’t see much progress on Obama’s transparency pledge.

    “It’s either smoke and mirrors or it was done for the media,” said Jeff Stachewicz, founder of Washington-based FOIA Group Inc., which files hundreds of requests every month across the government on behalf of companies, law firms and news organizations. “This administration, when it wants something done, there are no excuses. You just don’t see a big movement toward transparency.”

    The San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil liberties group, said it filed 45 requests for records since Obama became president, and that agencies such as NASA and the Energy Department have been mostly cooperative in the spirit of Obama’s promises. But the FBI and Justice Department? Not so much, said Nate Cardozo, working for the foundation on a project to expose new government surveillance technologies.

    The FBI resisted turning over copies of reports to a White House intelligence oversight board about possible bureau legal violations. The FBI said it’s so far behind reviewing other, unrelated requests that it can’t turn over the reports until May 2014.

    “This administration started with a bang, saying this was going to be a new day, and we had really high expectations,” Cardozo said. “We haven’t seen much of a change. The Justice Department said there would be a stronger presumption in favor of disclosure, but that hasn’t been the case.”

    Obama has approved startup money for a new office taking part in Monday’s closed conference, the Office of Government Information Services. It was created to resolve disputes involving people who ask for records and government agencies. But as evidenced by the open-records event behind closed doors, there is a long way to go.

    “We’d like to know, when they’re training agencies, are they telling them the same thing they’re saying in public, that they’re committed to making the Freedom of Information Act work well and make sure that agencies are releasing information whenever possible while protecting important issues like individual privacy and national security,” said Rick Blum, coordinator of the Sunshine in Government Initiative, of which The Associated Press is a member.

    The closed conference will provide tips for FOIA public liaisons on communicating and negotiating with people who make requests, and introduce the new Office of Government Information Services to them, said Melanie Ann Pustay, director of the Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy, which takes the lead on government openness issues.

    Pustay said she planned to say the same things at the private workshop that she would say publicly. She offered these reasons to explain why it was closed: She wanted government employees to be able to speak candidly, and the conference would be in an auditorium at the Commerce Department, where she said a government ID was required to be admitted. The AP and others news organizations routinely enter government buildings to cover the government.

    Pustay said she is looking for ways to improve how the government responds to information requests, which costs roughly $400 million each year.

    The director of the new Office of Government Information Services, Miriam Nisbet, said the event was closed to make sure there would be room for all the government employees attending.

    “I can understand skepticism anytime a meeting for government people is not necessarily open to the public,” Nisbet said. “However, everything that is discussed there is absolutely available for the public to know about.”

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5joOOsTVD57lFwm_InpZY_nRbg4KQD9CDRVOO0

  296. samhenry says:

    Good morning Tellit, FOX, Sami and VF

    Such good news about Rosehips! I hope Rose gets those hips over here soon!

  297. Foxwood says:

    Glenn has a healthcare story from Brietbart that both of them will not release until 5 et. He says it is as big as the Van Jones Commiegate.

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