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    Re: White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    They are all the same when it comes down to it. Some worse, some not so.
    US politics is not only polarized, it is a regular hate fest for many.
    I really think they should have had a parliamentarian democracy.
    I certainly believe it is a superior form of government. Can you see this guy surviving daily Question Period? You are virtually under oath. "You can keep your plan..." wouldn't have been a game changer, it would have been a career ender.

    What the Obamacrats don't see, is that Obama is hardly a better president than any of them, they have excused his every misdeed with "What about....?"

    He is in fact the lowest in a long line of low.
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    Re: White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Don't hold back, tells us what you really think of Obama.
    With this psychotic lying SOB it would be easier to count every time he has told the truth.
    The Gruber-crat is strong in this one!

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    Re: White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

    An interesting article, a 'footnote' to the Obama regime mentality:

    AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, LIVING IN FEAR

    The Free Beacon reports on the news buried in an op-column by AP president Gary Pruitt on the undermining of the Freedom of Information Act by “authorities” (to use Pruitt’s anodyne term) responsible for compliance with it. “We’re talking about this issue now because of Sunshine Week,” Pruitt explains, “created a decade ago to showcase the laws that give Americans the right to know what their government is up to. These days, Sunshine Week is a time to put a spotlight on government efforts to strangle those rights.”

    This is a theme, incidentally, that Sharyl Attkisson pursues in detail, naming names and citing incidents, in her invaluable Stonewalled; Attkisson gives us a mainstream media insider’s account of life in the Age of Obama.

    In any event, this is news:

    In government emails that AP obtained in reporting about who pays for Michelle Obama’s expensive dresses, the National Archives and Records Administration blacked out one sentence repeatedly, citing a part of the law intended to shield personal information such as Social Security numbers or home addresses.

    The blacked-out sentence? The government slipped and let it through on one page of the redacted documents: “We live in constant fear of upsetting the WH (White House).”
    Pruitt is circumspect about saying it, but the redaction of documents to prevent embarrassment of the White House is not legal under the Freedom of Information Act.

    ...And one can’t help but wonder what experience gives rise to the fear of the folks at the National Archives. I hear the voice of experience in that fear.

    ...The Free Beacon picked up on the news in Pruitt’s column here, and Daniel Greenfield concisely comments at FrontPage: “This is what life under tyranny looks like.”
    At the National Archives, living in fear | Power Line

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    Re: White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

    Quote Originally Posted by maxparrish View Post
    An interesting article, a 'footnote' to the Obama regime mentality:

    AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, LIVING IN FEAR



    At the National Archives, living in fear | Power Line


    I doubt there is a regime in history that would not like a tighter rein on who knows what about them that they don't control. It began with the advent of "Government Information Offices" which in my early days reporting, were a suspect source on everything, until proven correct. Today, especially in the US, all too often "The White House says..." is reported as gospel. With that to work with, Obama certainly has had it much easier in controlling the message.

    One need only look at the incentive he has to tighten the screws: "If you like your plan" starts a whole cavalcade of "problems" he'd rather have not affected his glittering aura around his be-sainted head. He has also been, in my time, the single most aggressive president when it comes to silencing the media. The sneering little fool he had for his first press officer would have been run out of town at the end of whips in Reagan's day; but somehow Jayboy managed to cow them, the same people who claim to be in league with Woodward, Bernstein et al.

    So really, the voter has to look in the mirror here, while they've been cheering this ass hole, he's been severing the means with which the few still with backbones can even look at what he's doing. And he has two years to play without fear of ever having to answer for a damn thing.

    That really is one sadly ****ed up system.
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    Re: White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Well Obama is continuing with Bush policies- I figured you would see that as a plus for Obama?
    Or are you hard core partisan?
    So his claim that his was going to be the " MOST TRANSPARENT ADMINISTRATION EVER " was just one of his many, many, many lies.

    Hmmm....why do leftist like being lied too ?

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    Re: White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

    I'm guessing Putin and the Kremlin are worse than Obama when it comes to transparency. That's not saying much but Obama isn't the worst in the world so that's a positive.

    "...like the archiving of e-mails."

    The modern day version of WH tape recordings.... gotta get rid of that stuff before someone starts poking around or some federal judge wants to get in the spotlight. I just wish Obama and crew could be a little, I don't know, more subtle about it. It sure is funny to watch though.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I'm guessing Putin and the Kremlin are worse than Obama when it comes to transparency. That's not saying much but Obama isn't the worst in the world so that's a positive.

    "...like the archiving of e-mails."

    The modern day version of WH tape recordings.... gotta get rid of that stuff before someone starts poking around or some federal judge wants to get in the spotlight. I just wish Obama and crew could be a little, I don't know, more subtle about it. It sure is funny to watch though.


    Is there a culture that doesn't want to know?

    When I was in Poland during the Soviet era one of the battles the "free" side was having was that after nearly a half century of totalitarian government a large segment of the population feared opening up the books or anything.

    I was taken by the re-action to Snowden. Here, he would have been protected from prosecution by whistle blower laws, and the prevailing opinion in Canada is that he is a hero. However in the states, it seems to me a majority see him as treasonous, making me wonder if Americans really want to know..
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    Re: White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    So his claim that his was going to be the " MOST TRANSPARENT ADMINISTRATION EVER " was just one of his many, many, many lies.

    Hmmm....why do leftist like being lied too ?
    Considering his is now the least transparent. It would appear so. I doubt that there's any leftists here that enjoy being lied to. But not unlike republicans, their party loyalty trumps truth and justice!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Considering his is now the least transparent. It would appear so. I doubt that there's any leftists here that enjoy being lied to. But not unlike republicans, their party loyalty trumps truth and justice!
    I wouldn't know

    I base my ideology in truth and can see through lies from Politicians pretty quickly.

    It would appear, the Democrats have raised the bar with this administration on both lies and corruption.

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    Re: White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Is there a culture that doesn't want to know?

    When I was in Poland during the Soviet era one of the battles the "free" side was having was that after nearly a half century of totalitarian government a large segment of the population feared opening up the books or anything.

    I was taken by the re-action to Snowden. Here, he would have been protected from prosecution by whistle blower laws, and the prevailing opinion in Canada is that he is a hero. However in the states, it seems to me a majority see him as treasonous, making me wonder if Americans really want to know..
    Fair point - to me I don't like HOW Snowden did what he did but I'm very glad he did it. It's the only transparency of what is going on in our government that was a lie or a varnished, PC load of BS.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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