Obama Secretly Gets An Award In Secret! What For??

Submitted by: 5cats 6 years ago in Funny
http://www.politico.com/politico44/perm/0311/not_a_secret_anymore_a00ccd98-0d9e-4822-8936-168f3a51b959.html

For Openness and Transparency! He secretly got an award for not being secretive! You cannot make this stuff up.
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Male 304
SPAH `ROUND HERE!
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Male 503
he has a bitn of a twisted sense of humor... its kind of like having Andy Kaufman in the white house... but smarter, honestly I don`t think the irony of this situation was lost on him.
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Male 40,752
[quote]OP publicly recieves an award for being a faggot! - MaximumTroll[/quote]

Um, BANHAMMER please?
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Male 40,752
@Cajun247: "FYI I posted that poster for a very different reason."
Eh? I wasn`t blasting at you @Cajun, it was refering to Baalth giving me the gears, then linking things which DIS-proved his arguements! lolz! He`s really been low on `facts` and long on insults lately, he`s 1 step away from "starshimmer` (or whatever his trolly name was) who got the lifetime banhammer.

Oh yeah, broadcast on C-SPAN! lolz! They didn`t even allow the Republicans into the room! Bi-partisan like my left eye!
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Male 546
Predictably, it`s fun to watch those that are predictable claim the predictability % of others predictability!
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Male 526
Staying out of this but I will say one thing: davy was right about predicting 5Cats submissions.
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Male 1,678
Its hardly a secret if its public knowledge that he`s won the award.
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Male 37
OP publicly recieves an award for being a faggot!
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Male 12,365
[quote]Salamander-in-chief. The world burns, Nero-Obama calls March Madness winners.[/quote]

Odd fact - Nero`s immediate response to the great fire of Rome was good leadership, responding quickly to the crisis with orders for sensible damage limitation measures, emergency aid to provide food and shelter to survivors and suchlike, at least some of which he paid for with his own money.

He was guilty of all sorts of things, but not of fiddling while Rome burned (and not only because the fiddle was unknown in Rome at the time).

It was propaganda by his enemies. Fire was one of the biggest issues in ancient Rome, so the accusation that Nero continued to play the lyre while the fire raged through Rome was the most damaging slander anyone could come up with. This was a society in which arson was a far more serious crime than murder - there was hardly anything Nero could be accused of that would have been worse than doing nothing during the fire.
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Male 7,378
Nobody is silencing anybody. This submission was boring. As are many of his politically slanted submissions. Political posts on either end of the spectrum get plenty of play here but boredom shouldn`t.
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Male 493
Irony! I love it.
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Male 1,222
Should have gotten the nobel in secret aswell
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Female 465
So he gets the Nobel Peace PRize for nothing, and now this. It`s just like his repressive dictator friend Chavez in Venezuela getting a Freedom of Press Award. All these despots are all the same.
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Male 10,855
[quote]STFU until you explain you massive fail! Until then you`re just another troll.[/quote]

FYI I posted that poster for a very different reason. I do agree with Baal there`s "transparent" then there`s "irrelevant". Really I`m only complaining about the discussions regarding Obamacare which did not get broadcasted on C-SPAN.
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Male 2,868
Lol- Obama out-trolls Bush FTW.
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Male 15,510
Please a little more of respect to the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner
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Male 546
lol... what a rook I am. I didn`t know until just now you could rate a post!

Thanks for the tutorial.
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Male 152
Well, it`s not a secret anymore, that`s for sure.
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Female 1,380
I`m guessing the mod`s didn`t like my joke?
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Female 396
Salamander-in-chief. The world burns, Nero-Obama calls March Madness winners.
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Male 40,752
@Baalthy: STFU until you explain you massive fail! Until then you`re just another troll.
@Duckboy87: gets it!
@madest: don`t get it.
@belunan: gets it!
@Cajun247: gets it!!

@xiquirpat: I make tons-o-suggestions! Many are not approved! Some are also suggested by others and they get approved, that`s how IAB rolls! afaik: only @fancylad can "un-approve" a post, but I`m just guessing there.

[quote]not one of them has come close to even breaking the 3.0 rating. Which means...[/quote]
...that liberals have NO sense of humour! lolz! (and they`re mean, nasty people who vote 1 just because they don`t like your politics)

Thanks again @OutWest! I sure am glad some folks understand.

There was a LOOOOONG string of "Bush Bashing" and I fail to recall @madest OR @Baalth complaining about it... oh I complained! lolz! Then I did something to provide more balance.
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Male 40,752
vv Or putting a convicted tax cheater in charge of the IRS! (yes Obama did that)
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Male 987
Giving an "aspirational" award is like giving a tax cheat an award for honesty.
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Male 7,378
Nobody is silencing anybody. This submission was boring. As are many of his politically slanted submissions. Political posts on either end of the spectrum get plenty of play here but boredom shouldn`t.
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Male 10,855
@davymid

Well can`t you tell before it gets approved?
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Male 546
@Just a small fraction of 5cats submissions make it. It does seem there`s been a run on his anti-Obama stuff of late. I`ll do what I can to put a stop to that.
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I think I have seen you post many a reply in support of BO? Why would you do that?
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@A quick check shows me that about 80% of 5Cats` submissions are political left-bashing, and more importantly, not one of them has come close to even breaking the 3.0 rating.
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....and if it were a 100%? What would be the difference? As far as ratings? Maybe their are more on the left here? I don`t know.

I think those of you that support our Pres can carry the water for him without silencing Mr. Cats
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Male 7,378
Not even one.
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Female 3,598
well, while i do enjoy a flamewar, it gets kind of old being the same crap every day. let`s flame something else for a while eh?
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Male 2,049
Oh and also Obama is the 3rd anti-christ and a member of the Free Mason... >.>
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Male 2,422
@ Madest: Not even the one about the crazy school-board candidate? I swear to Allah I`ve submitted that more than once.
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Male 591
Another day, another anti-Obama post from 5Cats. This only increases my boredom.
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Male 519
Well, at least he actually did something to deserve this award.
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Male 12,138
"@davymid Pardon me but can`t you yourself approve these submissions?"

Yes, any mod can approve a submission. Fancylad approves most of them. I guess he does so for political "balance". And nothing wrong with that, as long as the articles/submissions are interesting and/or thought-provoking. I just find the obvious predictability of right-wing conservative marketing in every single one of 5Cats` political submissions descriptions very boring. Not to mention the posts themselves. Which is kinda against the prime directive.

A quick check shows me that about 80% of 5Cats` submissions are political left-bashing, and more importantly, not one of them has come close to even breaking the 3.0 rating. Which means, I`m not the only one who finds them boring. But hey, it`s a free internet out ther
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Male 7,378
Trust me. Just a small fraction of 5cats submissions make it. It does seem there`s been a run on his anti-Obama stuff of late. I`ll do what I can to put a stop to that.

Just checked and didn`t see any submissions from you xiquiripat. Keep trying though.
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Male 2,422
I have a question. Just a small one. Why does everything that 5Cats submits gets posted while, out of all the stuff I`ve submitted, the last one to get on this site was in August of last year? (and was then copied by someone else).
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Male 10,855
@davymid

Pardon me but can`t you yourself approve these submissions?
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Male 12,138
*Reads description. Checks submitter. Retains 100% batting rate on guessing 5Cats submissions*
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Male 10,855
Really? Who gave this award?

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Male 7,378
I do, but so do others.
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Male 4,807
@ Lazy... A mod trolling, no doubt?

say it ain`t so!!
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Male 10,440
[quote] This isn`t worthy of IAB. [/quote]
You`re a mod. Don`t you have any say over what passes?
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Male 1,505
Future generations will place the legacy of his presidential greatness upon a grand pedestal rivaled only by the likes of Jimmy Carter.
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Male 25,416
ok then
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Male 7,378
This isn`t worthy of IAB.
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Male 3,646
Obama the only man that I can think of that can get two hypocritical awards.
This wacky award, and the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Male 4,546
So, it`s not secret then...

Here`s the thing 5 cats, you say you want transparency, but you don`t email me 24 hour video of your daily activities along with a transcript of your thoughts.

Ergo, I can ignore everything you ever say on the topic, because you`re not "really" for transparency.

Unless you`re willing to concede of course that "more transparency" simply means more than when he started, and arguments you make that "I didn`t know this one detail this week! BROKEN PROMISES OMG LOLZ" aren`t exactly of the highest caliber.
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Male 1,293
Rather appropriate for the man who pays lip service to transparency then politicises the FOIA compliance (more of that out today, if you missed it!) and hides discussions he promised to open. He then is given a meaningless award that just talks about openness. The worrying thing is that most people who voted for him thought Bush was the idiot. What does that make them, not seeing through this man despite his low intelligence?
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Male 10,440
Well that was incredibly boring. I can`t bring myself to read that. The video was mildly interesting if misleading on a few things.

0 entertainment value indeed.

So what is there left to comment on?
Well, I support this "transparency" bit that`s going on. Secrecy of almost any sort within politics is obsolete and counterproductive to just about everyone, especially voters.

But to win an award for it? Didn`t he start it? Didn`t he just say "let`s make government more transparent..."? I don`t know. It doesn`t really matter as it`s just an award.
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Male 350
What is it with people giving out awards for everything? Especially when it doesn`t make sense?
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Male 363
Well woopee doo, another political post with 0 entertainment value!
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Male 40,752
Link: Obama Secretly Gets An Award In Secret! What For?? [Rate Link] - For Openness and Transparency! He secretly got an award for not being secretive! You cannot make this stuff up.
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