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Obama Administration Is Most Transparent In American History – Not!

Remember when Barack Obama promised his administration would be the most transparent presidency in American history? Yes, he really said that. Do you think he has lived up to that promise? Let’s do a little math and see. The IRS investigates conservatives, the EPA tries to implement rules to garnish your wages, the entire administration contrived to hide what happened in Benghazi, Obama himself implemented the DREAM Act via Executive Order, the list could go on and on. Over the past five years, we have seen countless scandals come out of the most transparent administration in American history. They even […]

Federal Judge Threatens Outside Experts to Find ‘Lost’ Emails

Hat/Tip to The Washington Examiner. The IRS attorneys are certainly earning their over-priced fees because they are due in court again in front of another federal judge on July 11th. They will have to explain to U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton why the IRS shouldn’t be required to let an outside expert evaluate whether emails on the computer hard drives of former IRS official Lois Lerner and six colleagues really are lost forever, as the agency recently told Congress. Judge Walton is responding to a motion filed by True the Vote, the initiative started by Catherine Engelbrecht. I’m sure […]

ObamaCare & Transparency don’t go hand-in-hand: taxpayers foot the bill

Hat/Tip to Political Calculations. “I will also hold myself as President to a new standard of openness. Going forward, anytime the American people want to know something that I or a former President wants to withhold, we will have to consult with the Attorney General and the White House Counsel, whose business it is to ensure compliance with the rule of law. Information will not be withheld just because I say so. It will be withheld because a separate authority believes my request is well grounded in the Constitution. Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and […]

EPA Chief Promises To Go After Republicans Who Question Agency Science

  During her Senate confirmation hearings, then nominee for head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy sang a song of cooperation and transparency that evidently fooled enough Republicans, and she ended up being confirmed. Senator David Vitter (R-LA): On one of his first days in office, the President signed a memorandum entitled, “Transparency and Open Government” in which he committed to create “an unprecedented level” of openess and transparency. The President correctly stated “transparency promotes accountability.” Given the President’s commitment, will you promise today to release to the American public all of the underlying reserch data supporting the PM […]

Obama Administration Avoids Transparency by Using Secret Email Accounts?

Apparently, the most transparent administration ever is using secret email accounts to avoid transparency.  Just like a mobbed up business would keep two sets of books-one official one, and one real one, the government seems to be using secret email addresses.  After all if someone did a Freedom of Information Act request, or Congress sent subpena, the recipient would only receive a sanitized version of what was really going on.  Conservative Daily News has the information… Yesterday, the House of Representatives Science, Space and Technology Committee released a statement in which they announced their investigation into EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s use of an […]

OWS Doesn’t Like Cameras: Even Formerly Revered Cameraman Attacked

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I thought that Occupy Wall Street was supposed to be open and transparent?  Well, not so much would be the answer there.  We’ve covered before that Occupods in multiple locations have blocked cameras, or even attacked those recording their activities.   Here is one of those videos that we covered last year… Then, we saw how Occupy Oakland threatened a news crew… So, it’s pretty clear that the occupods don’t want cameras recording their activities-and that has not changed with the new year. The latest attack on a person bearing a camera came at Occupy Wall Street, the “mothership” of […]

Dodd Quits, Ping-pong, Transparent Lies, and Kamikaze Democrats

When I look at Washington these days, I see desperation all around.  The Republicans are desperately trying to find ways to stop ObamaCare, and attempting to avoid the RINO tag.  The Democrats are desperately rushing ahead full blast to force their agenda though, and lying all the way.  Is it because they know their days are numbered? Obviously, there are several different factors that lead me to make these assertions: Senator Dodd, and some other Dems are “retiring.”  My take is that the party, or the White House, are pressuring these people to get out of the way.  Dodd’s poll […]

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

I am from the “Show Me” state Missouri. We are known for needing to see the proof and as such we often say show me. A few years ago we elected a dead man to the Senate and I thought I had seen it all. Sure he was well love but when Mel Carnahan died in a plane crash Missourians voted emotionally to re-elect him. His wife was appointed in his stead and I thought I had seen it all. What I have seen on the American political scene in this past year makes electing Mel look sane. If it […]