Day: April 14, 2012

President Obama’s Outrageous Donation

The following item found at Daily Kos is an exercise in sarcasm.  Surely the right-wing haters of the POTUS will find many things wrong with his socialist donation list! (Snark)

Daily Kos

President Obama’s 2011 tax returns reveal that he made charitable donations to 39 organizations (totaling $172,130). Of those 39 organizations, one is so shocking, so scandalous, that it may justifiably derail his chances in 2012.

And he will have only himself to blame.

The culprit – which stunningly stands out in stark relief – can be seen in this image taken from his returns:

Obama Donations

If you notice, the largest donation Obama made – $117,130 – went to a shady organization with unmistakable communist ties. That organization, The Fisher House, is infiltrating many of our military complexes. It’s shaping the minds and lives of many of our country’s future communal and political elite. And because of donations like Obama’s, its influence is growing.

Here’s how they unabashedly describe themselves:

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

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Robert Reich Explains How Mitt Romney Got Obscenely Rich

Robert Reich‘s presentations are really good.

Mr. Reich was Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor during the latter part of the Clinton Administration.   As Secretary of Labor,  Reich implemented the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) among other accomplishments.

Now…How Mitt Romney got obscenely rich…

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And it wasn’t by doing good things. Watch:

Secret Service agents with Obama at summit relieved of duty

Secret Service, United States images

When you put this news into context, those secret service agents were jeopardizing the security of the POTUS.

That’s a serious offense…

Politico

A dozen Secret Service agents with President Barack Obama at an international summit have been relieved of duty because of allegations of misconduct.

The Associated Press received an anonymous tip that the misconduct involved prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, the site of the Summit of the Americas. A Secret Service spokesman would neither confirm nor deny the allegation.

A U.S. official, who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity, put the number of agents at 12. The agency was not releasing the number of personnel involved.

The incident threatened to overshadow Obama’s economic and trade agenda at the summit and embarrass the U.S. The White House had no comment.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan would not confirm that prostitution was involved, saying only that there had been “allegations of misconduct” made against Secret Service personnel in the Colombian port city hosting Obama and more than 30 world leaders.

Donovan said the allegations of misconduct were related to activity before the president’s arrival Friday night.

Obama was attending a leaders’ dinner Friday night at Cartagena’s historic Spanish fortress. He was due to attend summit meetings with regional leaders Saturday and Sunday.

Those involved had been sent back to their permanent place of duty and were being replaced by other agency personnel, Donovan said. The matter was turned over to the agency’s Office of Professional Responsibility, which handles the agency’s internal affairs.

“These personnel changes will not affect the comprehensive security plan that has been prepared in advance of the president’s trip,” Donovan said.

The week in one-liners: Rosen, Frank, Bush

Politico

The top quotes in politics …

“Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of con law.” — Sen. Chuck Grassley dissing President Obama on Twitter.

“It’s the most godawful human activity that doesn’t involve physical pain.” — Rep. Barney Frank talking about campaigning.

“His wife has actually never worked a day in her life.” — Democratic operative Hilary Rosen going after Ann Romney.

“Raising George Walker was not easy.” — Former first lady Barbara Bush weighing in.

“I really don’t.” — Former President George W. Bush on whether or not he misses the job.

“If there’s one thing we can give John Boehner credit for, it’s that he made it OK to cry in public.” — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi knocking her successor.

“Yeah, from this angle, your hair’s getting kind of thin.”  — First lady Michelle Obama joking with Stephen Colbert.

West Wing Week: 4/13/12 or “You’re Proof of Change”

The White House

This week, the President hosted a forum on Women and the Economy, welcomed the President of Brazil, traveled to Florida to urge the Senate to pass the Buffett Rule, and took part in the great annual White House tradition — the Easter Egg Roll.

Related Topics: Inside the White House