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10/28/2013

President Know Nothing

Filed under: General — JD @ 5:54 pm

[guest post by JD]

WaPo writers Dana Milbank and Jen Rubin skewer Teh One and his incompetent lying administration for the ever-growing list of things he was blissfully unaware of.

ObamaCare debacle
Benghazi security
IRS political targeting
Fast & Furious
Spying on Merkel etal
DOJ targeting journalists
Inset other topics that he only learned about by reading news accounts …

Rubin notes other things that he did know about, that just weren’t true.

Iranian fatwa
Blamed Benghazi on YouTube video
If you like your insurance, you can keep it
Nobody ever forced to negotiate budget in the face of potential shutdown
Insert other lies here …

To paraphrase from their conclusions, is it worse that he did not know about these things, or that he knew and either approved or did nothing?

—JD

32 Responses to “President Know Nothing”

  1. Racists

    JD (5c1832)

  2. no i do not want to “have a beer” with the p.o.s. american president thanks for asking

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  3. But all is well in Tlalocland.

    elissa (ed2492)

  4. Blamed Benghazi on YouTube video

    and then took a way a year of a guy’s freedom

    that nasty Clinton hoochie helped

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  5. happyfeet! On the other hand, “I’d tap that” is not what you’d normally expect to hear said about Angela Merkel.

    nk (dbc370)

  6. I made reference earlier today about Majarushie being agitated and needing to repeatedly apologize to his audience. One of the contributing factors was the news/excuse that he did not know about the NSA eavesdropping. He also recited the list of things that the one did not know.

    He then asked the question, “Does he know that he is the president?”

    Unfortunately, I think the answer to that is yes.
    Well, maybe not, as it often appears he thinks he is King.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  7. poor Mr. Bush just tried to give her a lil shoulder rub and all kraut broke loose

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  8. Looked up the pictures. His hand never once slipped down.

    nk (dbc370)

  9. Kinch had a listening device in his/the coffee pot. His full name was Kinch Baker

    pdbuttons (a37e49)

  10. happy’s post at#7 was funny. I don’t care who you are.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  11. Also he goes to church but doesn’t hear much there or at least that’s what he said that one time.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  12. Tam has Merkel’s number:

    Angela Merkel is all finger-wavy over finding out that the U.S. government has been listening in on her phone conversations as though she were Russian or something:
    The German leader said she told Obama last week that eavesdropping among friends “is never acceptable.”
    …apparently tone-deaf to the fact that it was British eavesdropping on American transatlantic diplomatic cables that resulted in the interception of a telegram from a certain Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmerman.

    SPQR (768505)

  13. It’s like President Chauncey Gardner always says…

    Colonel Haiku (97cf04)

  14. happyfeet! On the other hand, “I’d tap that” is not what you’d normally expect to hear said about Angela Merkel.

    Comment by nk (dbc370)

    Oh yeah? How about “I’d tap that… for Außenminister”?

    Colonel Haiku (97cf04)

  15. She coulda been just a hop, skip und a goosestep away from the office, if she’d only been a playah…

    Colonel Haiku (97cf04)

  16. “Obama declares chubwa on Angler Merkle…”

    Colonel Haiku (97cf04)

  17. It would be nice to think the mainstream media is now going to do their job but they’re just getting this stuff out of the way before they revert to whatever the Democrats’ talking points will be for 2014 (GOP War on Women, GOP ruined Obamacare or whatever).

    Gerald A (130406)

  18. The Journal brought up Gunther Guillaime, a spy who was so close to Willy Brandt, that his discovery led to his fall from power, and one can also recall this fellow;
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-georges-paques-1469479.html

    narciso (3fec35)

  19. At some point tlaloc will have to admit it doesn’t know sh!t, and will gladly wallow in its ignorance if it suits a political agenda with which it agrees. But it does seem to have plenty of time to waste despite work and school.

    I used to wonder about people who claim to have degrees, wealth, intelligence, etc., yet choose to hang out in blog comment sections where they know their bs is useless.

    Recently, I visited a relative whose 30 year old son spent his time in such a manner. I asked why he thought it was a good use of his time(he’s unemployed). He said he wanted to educate fundies.

    I said, “But Joe, you don’t have a degree, you aren’t independently wealthy, and you’re not very well read, why are you pretending to be things you’re not?”

    “They don’t know any of that?”, was his reply.

    That’s why I no longer wonder why tlaloc’s exist. That’s why I keep asking it questions. It so wants to be right, yet cannot accept the fact it rarely is correct about anything.

    “What Democrats call ‘nuanced,’ most people refer to as ‘stupidity.’—Evan Sayet

    Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157 (f7d5ba)

  20. speaking of pussies

    I give you Virginians

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/28/241429629/kings-dominion-insensitive-for-miner-s-revenge-attraction

    how effing cool was that whole concept

    edgy? maybe a lil

    but just very very much exactly a dabbling in “all-too-real nightmares”

    America mostest of all needs to get used to “all-too-real nightmares”

    but clearly it is of a much too cowardly constitution to face anything on the order of an “all-too-real nightmare”

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  21. ALONE IN THE DARKNESS … the only sound is the pulsing of your heart as the searing debt slowly boils you alive

    you are a millennial

    you voted whole-heartedly for food stamp

    you have no theme song

    no theme song have you

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  22. Lou sang about a Perfect Day. But he did not mean what many people thought he meant, so that might could be a Millennial theme song if they’re looking for one.

    elissa (ed2492)

  23. ‘In space, no one can hear you’ pikachu, Weyland/Yutani misaligns the antenna to make sure,

    narciso (3fec35)

  24. No millennial theme song? They can steal this.

    Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157 (f7d5ba)

  25. I GIVE YOU VIRGINIANS – yes – minus our own fabulous SarahW

    now pay close attention cause I’m only saying this once

    there will be a link to a musical interlude

    follow it

    ok back to SarahW – comma –

    who – comma – if I were ever to be graced with a meeting, there I would be – clutching a Letter of Introduction in my nervous lil pikachu paw – I fancy her a luminary – no less a sublime talent than a Bernadette Peters I warrant

    no less a sublime talent than Bernadette Peters sans the tiresome compulsion to do egregiously remarkable performances in Broadway shows year after gd year

    but Bernadette Peters

    she never made homemade marshmallers did she

    no she effing didn’t

    I heart Lou Reed plus also the underground of velvet and I met them the same time I spend a huge sum of monies on that imported bauhaus cassette tape what had bela lugosi’s dead on it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKRJfIPiJGY

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  26. man that’s a very sweet musics but

    i’d almost 98% guess it’s a you had to be there thing

    this was a wee lil bit before “industrial” if I remember right

    but only just

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  27. The LAT reports that the NSA is pushing back on the WH claim that the president did not know about the spying.

    It is incredible that the President, who knows so little, can spin so much.

    WASHINGTON — The White House and State Department signed off on surveillance targeting phone conversations of friendly foreign leaders, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said Monday, pushing back against assertions that President Obama and his aides were unaware of the high-level eavesdropping.

    Obama may not have been specifically briefed on NSA operations targeting a foreign leader’s cellphone or email communications, one of the officials said. “But certainly the National Security Council and senior people across the intelligence community knew exactly what was going on, and to suggest otherwise is ridiculous.”

    If U.S. spying on key foreign leaders was news to the White House, current and former officials said, then White House officials have not been reading their briefing books.

    Some U.S. intelligence officials said they were being blamed by the White House for conducting surveillance that was authorized under the law and utilized at the White House.

    “People are furious,” said a senior intelligence official who would not be identified discussing classified information. “This is officially the White House cutting off the intelligence community.

    Professional staff members at the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence agencies are angry, these officials say, believing the president has cast them adrift as he tries to distance himself from the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that have strained ties with close allies.

    Dana (6178d5)

  28. When in his entire life did Barack Obama ever accept responsibility for a failure, admit that he was the one at fault? On those rare occasions when he did “accept responsibility,” there was scarcely an intervening breath before he blamed someone else.

    Estragon (19fa04)

  29. Dana,

    The intelligence community is fighting back and the LA Times is helping. Good x 2.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  30. It is incredible that the President, who knows so little, can spin so much.

    Child’s play if you have a mostly supine positioned press. Or is it prone positioned. Either way, they make believe media is willing to assume any position for food stamp.

    Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157 (f7d5ba)

  31. Obama woke up this morning to learn that he’s been lying to us for five years about being able to keep our doctors if we like them.

    AZ Bob (c99389)

  32. Online operator at the Department of Health and Human Services forwards complaint to the federal Trade Commission:

    http://swampland.time.com/2013/10/24/traffic-didnt-crash-the-obamacare-site-alone-bad-coding-did-too/

    For his part, Simo tried to report the security vulnerabilities he found by contacting an online operator at the Department of Health and Human Services. But he has little hope that his message will get to the right people. The operator seemed confused about what to do with the information. After a half hour of delay, Simo was told his complaints would be forwarded the Federal Trade Commission, an agency that typically investigates consumer complaints, who would contact law enforcement as necessary.

    They must be doing that witha lot of complaints.

    In this case, however, Ben Simo, past president of the Association for software Testing, was trying to report software bugs and security flaws.

    In mid-October, he went to Healthcare.gov to help a family member get insurance, only to find his progress blocked.

    When he investigated the cause, he discovered that one part of the website had created so much “cookie” tracking data that it appeared to exceed the site’s capacity to accept his login information. That’s the mark of a fractured development team.

    Even more alarming were the security flaws. An error message from the site relayed personal information over the internet without encryption, while the email verification system could be bypassed without access to the email account.

    This was on pages 12 and 13 of the November 4, 2013 issue of TIME magazine, as well as online.

    They fixed the security flaw on Monday.

    http://swampland.time.com/2013/10/28/exclusive-password-reset-security-glitch-fixed-on-healthcare-gov/

    As it was originally designed, the function would return a “reset code” when someone typed in an active username. The code, which was only visible through a browser’s developer tools, could then be used to gain access to the e-mail associated with the account, as well as the security questions that the user had answered upon signing up

    (it wouldn’t show up in most browsers, but could be seen with the right software, and probably also by many programs after saving the web page.)

    Sammy Finkelman (70818b)


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