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Date: 03/31/11 11:01 AM

51 Responses to Obama Secretly Gets An Award In Secret! What For??

  1. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31764 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 11:01 am
    Link: Obama Secretly Gets An Award In Secret! What For?? - For Openness and Transparency! He secretly got an award for not being secretive! You cannot make this stuff up.
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    Hemtroll Male 18-29
    363 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 11:23 am
    Well woopee doo, another political post with 0 entertainment value!
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    Thesphinx Male 18-29
    353 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 11:27 am
    What is it with people giving out awards for everything? Especially when it doesn`t make sense?
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 11:35 am
    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 Secrecy of almost any sort within politics is obsolete and counterproductive to just about everyone, especially voters.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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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 11:46 am
    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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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 11:52 am
    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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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3144 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    Obama the only man that I can think of that can get two hypocritical awards.
    This wacky award, and the Nobel Peace Prize.
  8. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    This isn`t worthy of IAB.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    ok then
  10. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
    1507 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    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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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    This isn`t worthy of IAB.
    You`re a mod. Don`t you have any say over what passes?
  12. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    @ Lazy... A mod trolling, no doubt?

    say it ain`t so!!
  13. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    I do, but so do others.
  14. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    Really? Who gave this award?

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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    *Reads description. Checks submitter. Retains 100% batting rate on guessing 5Cats submissions*
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    @davymid

    Pardon me but can`t you yourself approve these submissions?
  17. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 1:15 pm
    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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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    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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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    "@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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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    Well, at least he actually did something to deserve this award.
  21. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    Another day, another anti-Obama post from 5Cats. This only increases my boredom.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    @ 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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    Concetra Male 18-29
    2051 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    Oh and also Obama is the 3rd anti-christ and a member of the Free Mason... >.>
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3599 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    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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    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    Not even one.
  26. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    @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.
    --
    I think I have seen you post many a reply in support of BO? Why would you do that?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    @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.
    ----
    ....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
  27. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    @davymid

    Well can`t you tell before it gets approved?
  28. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    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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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    Giving an "aspirational" award is like giving a tax cheat an award for honesty.
  30. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31764 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    vv Or putting a convicted tax cheater in charge of the IRS! (yes Obama did that)
  31. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31764 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    @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.

    not one of them has come close to even breaking the 3.0 rating. Which means...
    ...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.
  32. Profile photo of SavageNation
    SavageNation Male 40-49
    186 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    Salamander-in-chief. The world burns, Nero-Obama calls March Madness winners.
  33. Profile photo of JUGGALETTEx0
    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    I`m guessing the mod`s didn`t like my joke?
  34. Profile photo of Zghost
    Zghost Male 13-17
    152 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    Well, it`s not a secret anymore, that`s for sure.
  35. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:20 pm
    lol... what a rook I am. I didn`t know until just now you could rate a post!

    Thanks for the tutorial.
  36. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    Please a little more of respect to the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    Lol- Obama out-trolls Bush FTW.
  38. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    STFU until you explain you massive fail! Until then you`re just another troll.

    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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    patticakes Female 18-29
    463 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    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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    MauserTM Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    Should have gotten the nobel in secret aswell
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    Matholameu Male 70 & Over
    493 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm
    Irony! I love it.
  42. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
    7379 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 7:13 pm
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    Salamander-in-chief. The world burns, Nero-Obama calls March Madness winners.

    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.
  44. Profile photo of MaximumTroll
    MaximumTroll Male 18-29
    37 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 7:31 pm
    OP publicly recieves an award for being a faggot!
  45. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    Its hardly a secret if its public knowledge that he`s won the award.
  46. Profile photo of krisley
    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    Staying out of this but I will say one thing: davy was right about predicting 5Cats submissions.
  47. Profile photo of OutWest
    OutWest Male 50-59
    546 posts
    March 31, 2011 at 10:30 pm
    Predictably, it`s fun to watch those that are predictable claim the predictability % of others predictability!
  48. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31764 posts
    April 1, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    @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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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31764 posts
    April 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    OP publicly recieves an award for being a faggot! - MaximumTroll

    Um, BANHAMMER please?
  50. Profile photo of Andicicle
    Andicicle Male 18-29
    503 posts
    April 2, 2011 at 11:26 am
    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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    TIMESWORDSMN Male 13-17
    304 posts
    April 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    SPAH `ROUND HERE!

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