Really? The CIA, the FBI and NSA are American intelligence resources and yet President Basketball Jones, says he learned of the VA wait-list scandal from watching the news. Obama seems to learn about a lot of his scandals from the news. What's wrong with this picture?
Both Obama and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the president didn't know about the explosive Veterans Administration scandal until he saw news reports. Earlier, a report emerged showing the VA itself warned Obama's transition team about it after the 2008 election.
Obama and his surrogates have claimed he learned of several other scandals from broadcast or print news stories. They include Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS's targeting of tea parties and a DOJ seizure of two months of Associated Press phone records.
VA medical centers stand accused of keeping secret off-the-books waiting lists in order to cook the books and boost performance stats. As many as 40 veterans died in Phoenix when they were denied critical care because their names didn't appear on official waiting lists.
Here's some other headlines over the years:
Associated Press: Obama Learned Of IRS Targeting From News Reports.
Real Clear Politics: Carney: Obama Didn’t Know About Fast and Furious Until He Saw It In Media.
USA Today: NSA Denies Obama Knew Of Spying On German Leader.
CNN: HHS Chief: President Didn’t Know Of Obamacare Website Woes Beforehand.
Business Insider: The White House Says It Had No Idea The DOJ Seized The AP’s Phone Records.
On the other hand, when Michael Sam, the Black NFL draftee, publicly declared his homosexuality, Obie knew about it immediately and was Johnny on-the-spot to congratulate him.
(CNN) -- President Barack Obama congratulated Michael Sam on Saturday for being the first openly gay football player taken in the National Football League draft, the White House said in a statement.
Ah, priorities, Barry Soetero, priorities.....
|In other news, Nancy Pelosi named 5 democrats to the select committee on Benghazi but could not elaborate further as her face lift got stuck in one position.|
The News As I See It: The U.S. is accusing Chinese military officials of spying. When asked why they did it, the Chinese officials said it's payback for all the times your students cheated off the Asian kid.
In New Hampshire, a police commissioner who called Obama a racial slur has resigned. He also publicly apologized to New Hampshire's entire black community, a guy named Steve.
A man from Houston is attempting to visit all the Starbucks locations in the world. It's been four years since he started. He still hasn't left Houston.
A woman in Iowa claims she found marijuana in her McDonald's burger. Which explains why right after eating the burger she went over to Taco Bell.
California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby, he won the Preakness, now comes the Belmont Stakes. For a while, it looked like California Chrome wouldn't be able to wear his Breathe Right strips on his nose in the Belmont, but now everything's fine. He will, however, not be allowed to use his reading glasses.
This Date In History: 1542; Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto died while searching for gold on the banks of the Mississippi River. 1881; Clara Barton founded what became the American Red Cross. 1927; Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic (from New York to Paris) in his monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis.
1932; Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (from Newfoundland to Ireland). 1956; The first hydrogen bomb to be dropped by air exploded over the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. 1989; In Hong Kong, approximately one million people took to the streets to show their support for students protesting for democratic reforms in China’s Tiananmen Square.
1991; Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian prime minister, was assassinated by a suicide bomber. 1998; Indonesian President Suharto resigned. 1999; Susan Lucci finally won a Daytime Emmy on her 19th nomination. 2003; Christine Todd Whitman announced her resignation as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Politics and prostitution have to be the only jobs where inexperience is considered a virtue. 2) Getting older is like a walk in the park where no one picks up after the dogs. 3) If you play a game with your girlfriend where you pick one person you’d be allowed to sleep with choose a celebrity and not "Liz from Accounting." 4) Single people always champion being single until they meet someone special. Then they transform into a hypocritcalpotamus. 5) My auto-correct turned "likeable" into "lickable" and the new intern is confused by her evaluation, but I'll bet she's smiling.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Gemini - May 21st: There's a good chance that you may meet a very interesting person this week which may lead to love. For the women, the kind male face you've always admired could pass your way. For the men, the girl of your dreams may notice you. But beware.
The face a woman finds attractive can differ depending on where a woman is in her menstrual cycle. For instance, if she is ovulating, she is attracted to a man with rugged, masculine features. If she is menstruating, however, she is more prone to be attracted to a man with scissors lodged in his temple.
Birthdays: My friend Jim - Happy Birthday 19XX, Albrecht Dürer painter, engraver 1471, Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer and philanthropist 1780, Henri Rousseau, painter 1844, Glenn Curtiss, inventor and aviation pioneer 1878, Fats Waller, musician 1904, Andrei Sakharov, human rights advocate 1921.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: An Illinois man left the snow-filled streets of Chicago for a vacation in Florida. His wife was on a business trip and was planning to meet him there the next day.
When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick email. Unfortunately, when typing her address, he missed one letter and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher's wife whose husband had passed away only the day before.
When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, fainted and fell to the floor. At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:
Dearest Wife - Just got checked in. Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow. P.S. - Sure is hot down here.
Calvin Rickson, an engineer from Texas A and M University, has designed a bra that keeps women's breasts from jiggling, bouncing up and down and stops nipples from pushing through the fabric when cold weather sets in.
After a news conference announcing the invention, a large group of Texans took Mr. Rickson outside and kicked the shit out of him.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: Two cowboys are talking over a beer, discussing various sex positions. The first cowboy says his favorite position is the "rodeo". The other cowboy asks what the position is and how do you do it?
The first cowboy says, "You tell your wife to get on the bed on all fours and then do it doggy style. Once things start to get under way and she’s really enjoying it, lean forward and whisper in her ear, 'Your sister likes this position too. Then, you try to hang on for 8 seconds."
A country boy came home and found his house on fire. He rushed next door, telephoned the fire department and shouted, "Hurry over here. My house is on fire!"
The fireman replied, "Okay! How do we get there?" The country boy says, "Don’t you still have those big red trucks?"
Three kids were out riding their bikes one afternoon when a fire engine zoomed past with blaring sirens. The three kids noticed a Dalmatian on the front seat of the fire engine.
The first boy said, "They use that dog to keep the crowds back." The second boy said, "No, he’s just for good luck."
The third kid knew better. He said, "No, that’s not it. The dog is there to give them directions to the nearest fire hydrant!"
That's it for today, my little kitty kats. Remember, if bears ruled the world, they would not care whether or not the humans they mauled and ate were free-range. It's time to mosey on over to AREA 51 for happy hour.
More on Friday.
Stay Tuned !