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White House Prevents Coverage Of Gay Protest

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    Yes, Obama PROMISED to be different! He promised TRANSPARENCY! I guess he only wants transparency of praise like when he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Criticism is NOT to be tolerated, especially when it's concerning Obama's broken promises.
    This is a taste of the communication control that's coming under Net Neutrality and a revival of the "fairness" doctrine!

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/ … ml?showall

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      Barack Obama is very careful and very crafty about protecting his image, and he also takes subtle little shots here and there at his detractors, which puts me off more than a little. he is overly concerned with his image, which tells me he has an ego the size of Montana.

      i don't visit the blogosphere very often and i wasn't aware of this, so thanks for the info.

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Obama in my opinion is a narcissist. He is in constant campaign mode. Everything he does, everything he says, even the legislation he passes, timed and carefully crafted for maximum effect at the polls. He is using the new media like no other before him. I get multiple e-mails from his political wing OFA, every day! It's an electronic community organizer and propaganda machine, and it is off-putting. It doesn't seem very "presidential" and when Obama goes off script he's like a baptist preacher.

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          SparklingJewelposted 7 years ago in reply to this
          1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
            Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            He is a politician...no more narcassistic than any other.

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              SparklingJewelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              ...and that's ok !??? sad


              even the articles on Bush's narcissism weren't as good as the ones on Obama

              really,....it's ok to have heads of nations with these tendencies and in your face manifestations ....?

              I don't think so. Change is needed...and it ain't what we have now... sad

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            cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this



            aye, so true.

            i heard a rumor that even the 'Obama girl' turned against him wink

            makes me wonder though how many votes she helped get for him with her "I've got a crush on Obamaaaaaaa....."
            http://i42.tinypic.com/o73bd3.jpg<---(wee queasy face)

            if he's the "gettingest done President ever", what's taking so long to end DADT anyway?

    2. livelonger profile image88
      livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm glad that you're for the repeal of DADT, for net neutrality, and against the fairness doctrine. We have more in common than I thought!

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah and I HATE the Patriot Act and any attempt to pass a national ID will really get me angry!

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          livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          We agree on even more! Who says there's no common ground between right and left? wink

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      SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Did you see the update on this blog:

      "U.S. Parks Police spokesman David Schlosser tells POLITICO his service erred in pushing the reporters back, and stressed that the White House played no role in the move."

      Now I'm sure some will spin this as David Schlosser being pressurised to take the blame of course...

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I don't want to spin anything, I just want the facts. Protests there aren't new to the park police, they are regular events, but pushing the press back was unprecedented. Do you want us to believe after years of following one policy the Park Police on this occasion decided to do something different all on their own? Call it spin if you like but it's a legitimate question, don't ya think?

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          SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I guess it's all part of the 'conspiracy' era we live in. George Bush went through the same with many of the things he did.

          I've only been in the US 13 years, but I noticed the same thing going on in the UK - it seems that within the last ten years or so, everything the president does (be he Obama, Clinton, Bush etc.) is put under a microscope - how did we suddenly come to this - is it that people are taking more interest, or are we all being manipulated?

          There seems to be no middle ground - you're either for or against the President - I try and be objective, I have no allegiance to Republicans or Democrats.

          To quote you "I just want the facts" - neither the Republicans or the Democrates are giving us the facts (or at least all of them!) - nor are the multitude of splinter groups, tea parties, anti-tea parties etc!

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            SparklingJewelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            ...the age old quandry...facts...what are they? some facts are not as factual as other facts...depends on who you talk to...

            i.e.   I know I did not evolve from a monkey...how about you!?big_smile

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              SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Exactly - and the same quote applies....

              The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.  ~Louis D. Brandeis

              (as for the monkey - if you had asked my mother (RIP) she would say I did - you have to see the way my father and I walk - arms swinging  - very monkey like!)

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            Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            If we had a REAL press we'd get the facts. The breakdown in the system is the lack of real reporting. Too much of the media have become a mouth piece or a promoter of their political leanings. It's the job of the press to question to investigate and to report the facts, not spin them and I think that is what's missing now.

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              SimeyCposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Exactly! I just found a brilliant quote that can be applied to the press:

              The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.  ~Louis D. Brandeis

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              livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I find myself agreeing with you more and more.

              I'm not sure why people are preferring partisan spin more and more over "just the facts" reporting of decades gone by. The only thing I can think of is that there's so much more to digest nowadays, so you need someone else to distill it for you. People end up turning to those people who they think will distill it the way they would.

            3. SparklingJewel profile image67
              SparklingJewelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              media is definitely a tool of the "manipulators" of the masses...we have to get smarter, stay smarter, and not let them run and ruin our thoughts and higher intuitions on answers to the problems that they inflict upon us...

              peace be still and know that I AM of God...and Buddha's "OMMMMM" smile

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2754/4460732648_6d2f08d0f4_o.jpg

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL! Oh that's funny!!

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          Padrinoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Democrats and definitions, no place but D.C.!

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            Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is. If the--if he--if 'is' means is and never has been, that is not--that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement....Now, if someone had asked me on that day, are you having any kind of sexual relations with Ms. Lewinsky, that is, asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true."

            Bill Clinton

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              Padrinoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Didn't "Slick Willie" claim to be the first black President?

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                Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                LOL! I don't know but when I read that quote I can't help but laugh!

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I think if I ever saw a positive post by you I'd have a stroke.
    If I wanted a regurgitation of what the blogs are saying every morning I'd read them myself.

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Great now I can never make a positive post, I couldn't live with the guilt if anything happened to you!

  3. SparklingJewel profile image67
    SparklingJewelposted 7 years ago

    like the old song says..."breaking (waking) up is hard to do..."  smile

    I seriously am finding it hard to believe that the left is so dead asleep...there isn't a day that goes by that the truth is flayed before their eyes about Constitutional abuses and lies...

    but then again, we have to be honest with our selves, speaking for myself anyway...I remember how long it took me to wake up to Bush's puppet show, I guess it will take just as long, heaven forbid, for the left to wake up to Obama's puppet show sad

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Power corrupts, absolutely! The left is blind to the abuse because they are drunk with power, and that is all they care about. For my money, things will never get better in this country until we enact term limits, one term for senators three terms for representatives. There, fixed it!

      1. SparklingJewel profile image67
        SparklingJewelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think it is also very important to remember that as long as a side can keep the other off the important core issues in discourse, (i.e. racism...for instance being used to pull attention away from the things that are happening behind the scenes).

        Keeping on point is a challenge just following meandering mind twists on issues...a lot I think is not intentional...I know I get caught up in it, too sometimes.

        For me, main point is Constitution and how far afield the government is going from it, and the need to get back to it. and for that it takes everyone to look genuinely at themselves and at the Constitution and our history. But, even more importantly, to look to our hearts and a higher conscience. and remember that there is an elite that manipulate all things (evil if you will)and the need to continually expose that, whether it is acknowledged or not.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    LOL UW is sooo funny at times. big_smile

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    livelongerposted 7 years ago

    Ah, the right-wing echo chamber on HubPages...

    Let's see if Obama actually ends DADT, and if the GOP puts up another senseless defense of bigoted, unConstitutional policy. My money's on both.

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    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    poppa, you try so hard.. all of these threads hmm

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not sure what you mean Becca, I'm just sharing my views which I think is more important now then ever before. America is on the verge of a fundamental transformation that might just end our economic dominance and leadership in the world as well as our governance.

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      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If he ever finds a job..........

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        Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL! I have a job but it's boring!

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          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Lobbyist for the ACLU?

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            Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh yeah! I would really like to work for the organization that wants to protect the man-boy love association!

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              cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this



              they supposedly were defending 'free speech' or something, but i couldn't in good conscience defend an organization like that in any capacity. there comes a time when we have to make some things black&white with no gray areas, especially in the defense of children.

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    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Your economic dominance ended a long time ago.

    1. Sab Oh profile image60
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hardly.

  8. livelonger profile image88
    livelongerposted 7 years ago

    Diagnoses of any mental disorders you think he might have is kind of immaterial. He gets things done.

  9. SparklingJewel profile image67
    SparklingJewelposted 7 years ago

    way to go guys!...now you've got the only answer...the "little" people against the elites that manipulate and incite you against each other...

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      livelongerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How's that "natural law" thing working out for you, SJ?

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    MikeNVposted 7 years ago

    "I think if I ever saw a positive post by you I'd have a stroke.
    If I wanted a regurgitation of what the blogs are saying every morning I'd read them myself."

    Why is someone from Canada so critical of US Citizens commenting on the Government under which they live?

    Your opinions about Politics should probably be those which criticize or support Canadian Politicians.

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL! She added the part about the blog much later than her original post. I guess it takes a lefty a while to come back with a clever response.

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        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        30 seconds is much later? I was going to post another reply so added to it.

        I think I have as much right as anyone to comment. I'm just giving a perspective from the outside...

  11. Doug Hughes profile image61
    Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago

    If I had a buck for every wingnut post based on a false premise.... Where do you get that the White House had anything to do with how the protesters were handled?

    There is NOTHING to indicate the handling of the protesters outside the WH was directed by anyone inside the WH. The decision was made buy some cop not to make a media circus of uncufffing and (presumably) charging the protesters.

    What's ridiculous about the post and comments is how you want to spin this into a conspiracy - and with not one iota of evidence. If I was the  WH press secretaty, I would WANT the protest to get coverage, because it shows that the administation's recent moves to legitimize the status of gays is not satisfactory to militant gays, which supports what progressives know well and wingnuts don't want you to consider. The president is a MODERATE!

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      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "The president is a MODERATE!"


      LOL! Funny stuff!

 
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