Obama Secretly Accepts Transparency Award…

from the that's-not-transparency dept

Chuck Norris’ Enemy (deceased) writes “A group awarded Obama for bringing greater transparency to government during the recent Sunshine Week. One hour before the meeting, which was to be open to the press, it was inexplicably postponed. The meeting did take place Monday but was closed to the press while location and schedule were undisclosed. A commenter on one of the sites joked that this must be an Onion article.”

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fogbugzd (profile) says:

Spagetti Harvest

There was just an update on the reason for the delay of the first meeting. Apparently Obama had to miss the original meeting so he could attend a celebration of the spagetti harvest. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdQqh9jvB6w&feature=related The video isn’t for this year, but it was the closest link I could find. There is a more recent one, but I think it was on one of the domains seized by ICE.

Dark Helmet (profile) says:

Ah, obviously there’s more to this story than what’s being postulated here. Was a bomb threat called into the rendevous? Perhaps the CIA/NSA/whoever received a report indicating Al Queda targeting the award ceremony?

Let’s give our leaders their due credit rather than just falsely lampooning them.

Obviously certain agencies within our government will be overwhelmingly more informed on the dangers than we will. Likely there was some danger they were trying to avoid. Snark for snark’s sake does no one any good….

Dark Helmet (profile) says:

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Apparently you did. Perhaps to some it’s funny. Regardless, this is a snark piece. I for one don’t appreciate it. Likely others feel the same.

Fear is the likely motivator here. Otherwise they’d publicize the location and all that. Or do you have a more rational explanation? Lemmie hear ya. Seriously.

(FYI, there’s a hidden message in all this. See if you ca figure it out….)

Anonymous Coward says:

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All of us should stop and take a look at this. Pointlessly assuming there is a greater danger is stupid. Reckoning and postulating never solved anything. Is it so hard to accept that he’s just another idiot? Let’s assume for a moment that you’re right and he’s doing it out of fear.

First, he is probably the most protected man on the fact of the planet. Optimally he would be behind a transparent bubble shield for a ceremony where something could go wrong. On the other hand, you could be right. Logically it wouldn’t be that far fetched. Seriously though, it’s funny either way.

Berenerd (profile) says:

The location was indeed announced...get off his back...

It was posted to a very popular site which was quickly taken down and replaced with a warning that ICE took it down because there was an illegal font used in the announcement. Later that day Obama got his award and thanked ICE for doing such a good job for the big labels and “protecting” the true Americans…
It was announced today that Darkhelmet has accepted his nomination for the Pirate Party’s candidate for the next American Idol. his running mate will be Angelina Jolie.

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