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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    Lisa Westveld (profile), Apr 1st, 2011 @ 6:24am

    April's Fools Day???

     

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    The eejit (profile), Apr 1st, 2011 @ 6:26am

    It can't be an Onion article...

    It's too plausible.

     

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    Gary, Apr 1st, 2011 @ 7:00am

    That's been the problem with The Onion ever since Bush took over in 2000. Reality is so much more perverse than mere writing folk can imagine.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Apr 1st, 2011 @ 8:01am

      Re:

      It's been that way before, it's just that our monopolized press never covers the truth and they paint us with this fairy tale image of reality instead.

       

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      Greg G (profile), Apr 1st, 2011 @ 9:29am

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      *shakes head*

      Yea, Gary, it's all Bush's fault.

      If you want to know who perverted reality, you have to go West, young man, to Hollywood, and, of course, to the rest of the world.

      Yes, I am talking about reality shows.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 1st, 2011 @ 7:10am

    Is this an alternate reality that we accidentally woke up in?

    Maybe he is feeling guilty for accepting such a thing knowing what he has done or then again maybe not.

     

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    fogbugzd (profile), Apr 1st, 2011 @ 7:14am

    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.

     

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      Anonymous Coward, Apr 1st, 2011 @ 7:28am

      Re: Spagetti Harvest

      "celebration of the spagetti harvest"

      Didn't Obama hear that the whole spaghetti trees thing was a hoax?

       

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        fogbugzd (profile), Apr 1st, 2011 @ 8:07am

        Re: Re: Spagetti Harvest

        It's a hoax? Really? I guess that explains why it was so hard to find a youtube video about it that didn't start with "April Fool's."

        The worst thing about April 1 is trying to figure out who is being sarcastic and who is just clueless.

         

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          Anonymous Coward, Apr 1st, 2011 @ 8:15am

          Re: Re: Re: Spagetti Harvest

          The worst thing about April 1 is trying to figure out who is being sarcastic and who is just clueless.




          **For some values of the word worst. I think it's fun.

           

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Apr 1st, 2011 @ 7:18am

    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....

     

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    Steven (profile), Apr 1st, 2011 @ 7:37am

    This is so massively ridiculous that I can't believe it, yet so believable that I'm hardly surprised.

    My head hurts now.

     

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    Berenerd (profile), Apr 1st, 2011 @ 7:48am

    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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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 1st, 2011 @ 8:13am

    No no no no, everyone misunderstood. He's transparent as in that he's invisible. No one can tell what he's doing.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 1st, 2011 @ 8:15am

    Today's Philly Inquirer (yes, I still love to read the actual paper product) had this very item boxed within an article about Congress looking into the FOIA politicizing delay situation.

    Digital version doesn't have this interesting juxtaposition. Physical layout FTW.

     

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    Shine (profile), Oct 22nd, 2011 @ 4:59am

    funny

    Ha Ha! That's funny! I find the writer's name funny too...Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased)...I always laugh at Chuck Norris jokes.

     

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    Nicole, Jan 14th, 2012 @ 10:49am

    Governments should always be transparent.

     

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    Katherine, Feb 3rd, 2012 @ 9:34pm

    It is hard to trust a government that is not transparent in things they are doing or dealing with, unless national security is at risk.

     

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