What is the Obama Administration Trying to Hide??

muzzle the press


Jamie Dupree at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

As members of Congress and reporters ask to visit federal facilities housing children who have been apprehended by the U.S. in recent months, federal officials are slapping limits on members of the news media who want a glimpse inside.

For example, an email sent to news organizations by Jesus Garcia, a public affairs officer for the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, sets out a number of restrictions on reporters if they want to visit “Unaccompanied Alien Children” being held at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

[…]

But the HHS email to reporters made clear that journalists won’t exactly be allowed to do anything related to their jobs while on the tour of the facility at Fort Sill, other than jot some things down in a notebook.

“In order to protect the safety and privacy of the children,” the email set out ‘rules for participation’ for the press corps, which included:

– No recording devices allowed for reporters
– No questions from reporters permitted during the tour
– No interactions with staff or children
– No on-site interviews with HHS staff before or after the tour
– No photos of the facility – photographs will be provided by HHS

Along with those restrictions, any questions that reporters have for officials at the Department of Health and Human Services must be submitted “via email or phone” after the tour to a to spokesman in Washington, D.C.
I asked for an explanation of the restrictions on reporters, but did not receive a reply from HHS officials.


I’m surprised they aren’t making the reporters wear blindfolds too. This is the same place that turned away a GOP congressman last week. So what exactly is the Obama administration (aka “the most open and transparent administration ever”) trying to hide?

Don’t give me that “privacy of the children” bullshit either.

Putting that facility on a military base sure makes it easy to keep secrets. Since nobody will be watching I’ll bet they will be spending all day today cleaning, painting and fixing stuff. New (used) clothes for the kids, some toys and kids books brought in.

It would not surprise me if early tomorrow morning a bunch of those kids (the sick ones) were loaded on buses and trucks and temporarily relocated to a warehouse on another part of the base. I’ll bet you a whole month’s beer money that whatever they serve those kids for lunch tomorrow will be the most sumptuous meal those kids have eaten since they arrived. They might even promise the kids a reward if they behave properly while the reporters are there. (“Smile and laugh, Jose!”)

In other words, the standard Potemkin Village routine. But just in case they are banning recording devices and interviews. That’s because the Obama administration understands media manipulation. Images are powerful things. If there are no images then it’s not “news”, especially as far as television is concerned.

Meanwhile:

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) said Monday she does not want to see President Obama visit the border during his trip to Texas later this week.

Johnson, who represents a district that encompasses much of Dallas, said information is readily available to him about the huge influx of child immigrants captured crossing the border illegally this year.

“No I would not,” she said on MSNBC when asked if she would like to see him visit the border.

“I think that he has people in place to take care of that situation. There have been leaders from all over the Congress to visit the border. The Homeland Security has been there. What would be the point in the president going?”

President Obama is traveling to Dallas on Wednesday to participate at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser. On Thursday, he will speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser and give remarks about the economy in Austin.


There’s none so blind as those who will not see, and Obama doesn’t want to see. More importantly, he doesn’t want to be seen. Obama touring the border is news, and they can’t keep the cameras away when he does. That not only makes it “news”, it takes away his plausible deniability.

Whenever bad stuff happens, Obama is not visible in the picture. That way he can plausibly feign ignorance and/or shirk responsibility and blame. Obama does not want to be associated with failure.

When Osama bin Laden was killed Obama disappeared from the Situation Room at the White House until the mission was successfully completed, then he emerged and claimed all the credit. When Benghazi happened he disappeared and stayed gone because there was no credit to be claimed, only blame.

If the raid to get bin Laden had gone sour and the men of Seal Team Six were killed or captured, Obama would not have been the one on the news announcing it and somebody else in the CIA and/or Pentagon would have been thrown under a bus. If our people in Benghazi had somehow escaped unharmed while killing a bunch of terrorists, Obama would have cancelled his Vegas trip to welcome the returning heroes.

That’s how he rolls.


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149 Responses to What is the Obama Administration Trying to Hide??

  1. The Klown says:
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  3. votermom says:

    Potemkin camps.

  4. elliesmom says:

    I should be angry with my daughter. If she hadn’t given me two beautiful grandkids to worry about the future for, I could just get out a bucket of yarn and some knitting needles and rev up Netflix.

  5. Kathy says:

    You are right–it’s about controlling the optics. Apparently, morning joe is dumping on Hillary about old rape legal case–which screams Valerie Jarrett taking her down. Valerie and mika text constantly during show.my husband watches in the am.making bargains with the devil doesn’t have a happy ending.

    I lurk here a lot.

    • 49erDweet says:

      We thought that was you…

    • cynic says:

      I watch ‘Morning Joe’ every morning as well. Mika use to try to hide the fact that she was getting texts early in the Obama presidency, and now, she doesn’t even hide it. She quickly had a come back this a.m. about Obama visiting the Texas border.

      I picked up early on that Mika is an Elizabeth Warren fan. I don’t watch much MSNBC after that show, so I can’t say what the others are saying about Hillary.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    I remember when Saigon fell, the American people (well the majority of us) welcomed the humanitarian efforts to bring those refugees here. We cheered them onto those helicopters picking them up on the roof of that building and bring them to a safer country. Churches all over the country sponsored many of the families and the communities came together to help feed and clothe them. They transitioned into those communities and became productive members of our American Society. Easy-peasy.

    So what is Obama doing? That’s the question that needs to be answered. Why all this sneakiness? Why were only a chosen few privvy to “his plan” ? Why weren’t the border states’ governors alerted to “his plan”. It just seems cynical and very political to catch the Republicans (and the rest of us) off guard so Obama and his Dems can portray his oppo as bad, uncaring and mean people. It will shore up his base and win votes in Nov 2014. And Chaos, it’s in the playbook.

    • leslie says:

      So what is Obama doing? That’s the question that needs to be answered. Why all this sneakiness? Why were only a chosen few privvy to “his plan” ?
      But, but, but… this is “the most transparent administration ever.”
      There really are no more words. If the people in the southern border states don’t want this administration drowned Right. Now. they are truly stupid. No one deserves this kind of treatment. Not the immigrants, not the citizens, not the state/local governments . . .
      Obama is truly a piece of crap.

  7. gumsnapper says:

    I don’t remember reporters being barred from Katrina disaster shelters. They were there with cameras and were interviewing the survivors. And there were plenty of children there, too.

    • leslie says:

      I guess bronco learned from some of the mistakes of GWB. Good thing, or else he’d be blaming the entire crisis on Booooosh.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Wasn’t that Brian Williams who spent the night with them in the stadium when Katrina hit ? I remember those reports ….. including floating bodies and people on their roofs. It was all Bush’s fault, y’know. The NOLA Mayor and Governor said so. 😉

      • Lulu says:

        Remember the pictures of the bathrooms in the Superdome? Horror. Filth and disease. Rapes. Simply awful. That is what they are trying to avoid being seen in this because it was entirely preventable. Katrina was a mismanaged horror show as a result of a natural disaster. The Border Horde Swarm is a politically engineered stunt for political benefits that went mismanaged disaster. I think we know which is worse.

      • angienc says:

        The NOLA mayor (Ray Nagin) is being sentenced today in Federal court after being convicted of bribery offenses after Katrina, btw. (He’s expected to get 20 years).

  8. The Klown says:

    Apparently Rick Perry turned down a quick handshake photo-op with Obama at the airport.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Good for Perry. Looks like Obama will get the same reception in Denver (just added to the TX trip itinerary yesterday) …..

      http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_26104160/colorados-3-top-democrats-miss-obama-event-at

      How embarrassing is that to have the guy you’re raising funds for not show up. Governor has previous plans he can’t (won’t?) get out of.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Smart. Nothing to gain and buckets to lose. Escape and evade. Just being in the same photo can be twisted these days into agreement/submission.

    • The Klown says:

      After Texas Governor Rick Perry demanded a “substantial meeting” with President Barack Obama this week over the border crisis, Obama had his top confidante, Valerie Jarrett, respond by inviting Perry to a Wednesday meeting with him in Texas.

      According to CNN, Jarrett, in a Tuesday letter to Perry, wrote that Obama would “welcome” a meeting with Perry and “asked me to invite you to join him for a meeting to discuss the situation on the border with faith leaders and local elected officials in Dallas on Wednesday.”

      Jarrett also “asked Perry for his help in convincing Republicans in Congress to approve the President’s request for more than $2 billion in federal funds to add new border patrol agents and immigration judges in the Southwestern region, as well as expanded facilities to hold detained migrants.”

      Perry has accused Obama of being “inept,” not caring about the border, or having an “ulterior motive” in allowing illegal immigrants to flood across it. Perry, who has demanded that the Obama administration use better diplomacy to persuade Mexico to secure its southern border with Guatemala, has also said that the border has never been less secure, and gangsters and terrorists are looking to exploit that to do harm to Americans.

      “I appreciate the offer to greet you at Austin-Bergstrom Airport, but a quick handshake on the tarmac will not allow for a thoughtful discussion regarding the humanitarian and national security crises enveloping the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas,” Perry wrote Obama. “I would instead offer to meet with you at any time during your visit to Texas for a substantive meeting to discuss this critical issue. With the appropriate notice, I am willing to change my schedule to facilitate this request.”

      Perry said that at “any point while you are here, I am available to sit down privately so we can talk and you may directly gain my state’s perspective on the effects of an unsecured border and what is necessary to make it secure.”

      Obama will also attend three fundraisers for Democrats on Wednesday and Thursday in Texas, but he will not visit the border.

      http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/08/Obama-Sends-Valerie-Jarrett-to-Invite-Rick-Perry-to-TX-Meeting?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

      • DeniseVB says:

        Didn’t Josh Earnest give the excuse for not visiting the border is that Obama can’t be everywhere ? D’oh, fundraisers ?

        • Lulu says:

          He doesn’t want cooties. Literally. Imagine Obama carrying in TB, lice and scabies into millionaires homes after a visit. Would he have to be fumigated or decontaminated before entering?

          • votermom says:

            Last night I tweeted that Obama is AFRAID to go to the border.

          • Lulu says:

            I am too! For health reasons. If I still had a kid in school I would seriously think about a home school or private school until this mess is worked out.

          • leslie says:

            Frankly, Obama would have to fumigated before entering my home. And I’d have to have a gun to my head to have him here.

  9. elliesmom says:

    It’s Tuesday. I think he wants to start a riot with shots fired.

    • DeniseVB says:

      It’s fun to follow those “militia” type activist blogs with their call to arms at the border. Seems the #1 rule of their “fight club” is not to fire the first shot.

      • Constance says:

        Well I’m glad they are out there protesting. At least you can’t say that The People are all for this.

  10. Kathy says:

    The brain washing has begun–illegals are being called ‘undocumented, migrants, or refugees’ the next time I get pulled over for a traffic ticket, I’m going to claim ‘unticked’ status. Isn’t the law ‘supposed’ to apply equally to all.?

    • Lulu says:

      That is one of the things that I find most interesting. The media, bureaucracy, and politicos trying to manipulate language. I don’t think they envisioned the legal population turning it around and claiming that the legal public are the real victims rather than the illegals and their advocates. It is confusing them and not playing out to PR strategies and scripts they wrote. It is the innocent being guilty but the sinner is pure and it is getting major pushback because it doesn’t make sense. Can we all pick and choose which laws we want to obey now? I say yes if the government can.

      • Kathy says:

        Most people wont get it–esp. How all of this is suddenly happening because of violence in Central America. Convenient, no? Like violence hasn’t. Been. Happening down there for decades. The media just reads the talking points. I shouldn’t even watch this stuff– gets. My. Blood pressure up.

    • votermom says:

      I’m gonna tweet the heck out of that.

    • Monster from the Id says:

      The Dinocrats are not going to lose enough Senate seats in this year’s elections for the Reptilians to have 67 senators, which is what they would need to remove Obummer from office.

      Hence, the only sensible reason for the Reptilians to impeach Obummer would be to weaken the Dinocrats for 2016.

      Maybe Palin realizes this, and so she’s trying to set things up so she can run for Prez in 2016?

      • votermom says:

        Imo, calling for impeachment is more about getting the indies who are fed up on your side than actually impeaching.

      • DeniseVB says:

        The GOP does have a deep bench for the first Lady President, I see no one on the Dem side that could hold a candle to Palin, Haley, Martinez or Brewer. I’d vote for any one of them in a heartbeat. 😀

      • Monster from the Id says:

        Now that I think about it, the Dinocrats actually gained seats in 1998 after the Reptilian impeachment of Big Dawg, so the GOP might not want to impeach Obummer, even if they gain a Senate majority after the November 2014 elections.

        • The Klown says:

          Unless and until a majority of voters and a sizable number of congressional Democrats are in favor of impeachment, it is a bad idea.

          OTOH, somebody has to introduce the idea into public discussions in order for people to start thinking about it.

  11. votermom says:

    OT. I am trying this today – crockpot bbq ribs (I had a great coupon for the ribs)
    http://bbq.about.com/od/ribrecipes/r/ble31003d.htm

    • Lulu says:

      The dry rub recipe looks very good.Tells us how they turn out.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Oh yum. Tell ya what, I discovered the Tony Roma brand of baby back ribs (in the package, heat and serve) and they sure satisfy my rib cravings. Let us know how these turn out, I’ve never had luck making my own and I’m a huge fan of the slow cooker 😀

      • leslie says:

        Where di you find the ribs?? I’d love to do the same

        • DeniseVB says:

          I’ve only found them locally at Food Lion. In the meat section. I just looked it up and noticed walmart may carry them ? Couldn’t find the where to buy link 😉

    • Somebody says:

      I cook ribs in my crockpot all the time VM. They always come out tender and falling off the bone. Initially my husband was against it until he tried them. You can buy a variety of dry rubs at the grocery store or make your own. For a little more flavor drizzle them with a little apple juice and put the dry rub on then let them sit overnight in the fridge and cook the next day………or if you prefer your ribs sweet soak in apple juice overnight then put dry rub on and cook in crockpot.

      Another way to ensure tender ribs is to cook them in the oven @275 degrees for 2 to 3 hours. Before you cook them season them and sear them on the grill, then put sauce on them and seal whatever pan you’re using tightly and bake. If you can get your grill temp down to 275-300 you can do the same thing on your grill just wrap tightly in aluminum foil after you sear and sauce them. Cutting whatever BBQ sauce you’re using with some red wine adds a nice flavor too.

  12. votermom says:

    • Lulu says:

      The money allocated for border security and deportation costs has already been diverted to contractors to house, feed, and move the illegals around. They have been doing this for several years already. I would like to see a forensic audit of the Dept of Homeland Security to see how they have mismanaged and diverted funds for the past several years.

  13. mothy67 says:

    I think a lot of people need to be prosecuted for what they have done to these kids. I get a fine if I send my kid to school with the wrong lunch but these monsters are exposing children to hell for political gain. PUTRID. A trek from Hondorus is not skipping to Disneyland. I cannot fathom what those kids go through. obama and company got a pass for far to long and it seems they started believing their own hype. This is not spinnableand the absance of press coverage only makes it worse. Sure the story was supposed to beevil Republicans hate brown kids instead we get and we see democrats playing with kids.Had the IRS oboma care flop benghazi and every other amature mess not hit the fan maybe it could have worked but they spent all the good will. Oliver Willis, Ezra Klien and others are running on empty.

    • DeniseVB says:

      My daughter’s in-laws are legal immigrants from Honduras, all are on Facebook and have not seen a peep/concern about “problems in their country”.

      • WMCB says:

        Follow the money. I would not be at all surprised if those coyotes bringing the children across are being paid with CIA funds. Or guns. *dons tinfoil hat* Hey, maybe fast and furious was a deal with the criminals: we’ll get you guns, you cooperate with our child-trafficking-to-force-the-immigration-issue plan.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Well you’d think with all that planning and funding they could buy off a certain Mexican jail and pick up our Marine ? Something’s up……and Obama don’t care. Because “Chaos”.

        • 49erDweet says:

          I’m also seeing from the few pix sneaking thru that most of these children are old enough to shave.

      • WMCB says:

        One thing is for certain. Thousands of kids did not **suddenly** decide to make that trek on their own. Nor did that many parents decide to send them across alone. Yes, it happens sometimes in desperation. My brother in law snuck across the border from Mexico at 13 in the trunk of a car. But not en masse like that. And not from so far away.

        Coyotes cost. Someone is paying them. Follow the money.

    • mothy67 says:

      Can I say I love a woman with an opinion.Cherish you ladies speaking your mind. I salute you all.

  14. votermom says:

    Branco nails it

  15. mothy67 says:

    votermom I really like Rosetta Stone it is so much better than other programs. I sudied german in high school and was able to test out in college. I can read it but I do not think in it I translate Rosetta stuff is immersion teaches you the language like you acquire as a kid. It is also really easy. And organic. Le vie en Rose translates to a pink life. Not what the song is about or what the phrase means. Rose colored glasses or life being a bowl of cherries. Like in English when we say what’s up. You cannot translate idioms. Rosetta Stone teaches you like a child. It is now 60 times 5. 300 hundred total. 5 levels one semester in college costs a bit more. . I called the 800 number and said what stops me from only making one payment as you send the whole thing after one payment. He said nothing but most people learning a language pay their bills. I said oops. David was his name and he sure put me in my place. Think I am going to buy Mandarin because I am stupid and love Yassanara Kawabata. OKay he is Japanese and he probably does not speak CHinese but I bet I could pull off saying I learned his language so I could read The Sound of the Mountain. I get away with abusing English why should I not try others. I think it would be racist if I only bastardize Englidh.

  16. DeniseVB says:

    Obama wants 3.7 billion to address the “border crisis” …..

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/08/fact-sheet-emergency-supplemental-request-address-increase-child-and-adu

    Those big meanie poopyhead Republicans better not say NO, because the children. /sarc

    We’re f**ked.

  17. angienc says:

    What good is Obama visiting the border? Are they fucking kidding me? What good was Obama visiting NJ after Sandy?? The fact the Dems can say this with a straight face and the MSM can repeat it unquestionably makes me weep for the stupid that has this country by its throat.

    • The Klown says:

      Ever notice that when the White House needs political cover they trot out some member of the CBC to stand up and say absolutely ridiculous bullshit? Could it have something to do with the fact that the CBC hold the safest seats in Congress?

      When is the last time a member of the CBC lost an election?

  18. The Klown says:
    • Lulu says:

      They left gang graffiti all over the Border Patrol bathroom. I shouldn’t laugh but this is why no one will rent DHS any property to store the hordes. It will be destroyed pronto. I have seen the inside of a safe house rented out to coyotes and it is a tear down or gut job once they vacate. Awful damage to structures. They blow out the plumbing, tear out the drywall, set fires (probably accidentally), ruin appliances, etc. And of course the bugs. Terrible.

      • leslie says:

        So, Lulu, what the heck were you doing in a safe house?????

        • Lulu says:

          A friend inherited a house in Houston. She hired a real estate firm to manage renting it. When they called and said “Um. We have some bad news.” she was afraid to go alone and see what was left of the house. I went, I gagged, I held her hand (it was her dear late aunt’s nice house) then we went to lunch. I have been told that it happens all the time.

          • votermom says:

            How awful. Did she get it torn down or gutted?

          • Lulu says:

            The house was gutted. Then sold. She had to pay for it but it was an inherited house so she wound up netting very little. I have seen a lot of old crummy houses but this was a very good older well maintained house in a good part of town that was destroyed.

          • votermom says:

            Ugh. So was it rented to the DHS or to coyotes or did they squat?

          • Lulu says:

            Rented to coyotes with stolen identities. You see they steal legal Hispanics identities a lot. They all claim they are from San Antonio.

        • The Klown says:

          Sure doesn’t sound very safe to me.

          • Lulu says:

            You should have seen the toilets! We expected monsters to crawl out of them! There was a possum living in the kitchen. The garage walls were saturated with urine. The plumbing lines were destroyed. God only knows how many people were kept in that house for 2-3 months before they destroyed it.

          • leslie says:

            That’s simply terrible.

          • Lulu says:

            Get ready. It is going to happen a lot more now. The coyotes prefer houses because the sneak people in at night. Not so easy in an apartment building.

  19. mothy67 says:

    1700 dollars per month is the current estimate per kid. Hey zoos crisco that is a chunk of change. My aunt Maureen got dumped by her husband and left with squat she gets 700 a month. She raised six kids but never had a paying job Her husband left her for an eighteen year old he met at Hooters. She is 73 and works as a CNA. SHe cannot get social security because she stayed home and took care of her kids. 700 hundred dollars a month raised six kids and paid her taxes. She gets 700 but an illegal child gets 1700. How does that make sense. My dad bought her house so she is not that poor. I will never let any one sharing my blood line eat crap cheese. A big no. It is funny I open her front door and just throw stuff . She better never say thank you. I might punch her if she did.

  20. The Klown says:
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  22. DeniseVB says:

    Mittmentum is building, oh well, at least I know Mitt wouldn’t have pee’d down our backs and told us it’s raining. And Miss Ann wouldn’t have been such an attention ho’. I crave law, order and boredom next term 😀

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/07/mitt-romney-2016-slogan-could-be-actually-i-was-right-about-everything/

  23. leslie says:

    As I was getting ready to leave, I heard bronco once again berating and belittling his opponents to adoring kool-aid slurping fans. And it struck me that he really IS a 5 year old. He has so damaged the honor of the office of the POTUS that it nearly unrecognizable from what it once was. How many presidents have we ever hear “calling people out of their names”, openly mocking those who disagree with him and continuing to tear this country apart. None.
    I am now more convinced than ever that the goal of his being “elected” was to this end. And I am also more than convinced than ever that he knew – and he told us – this was his goal throughout the 2008 campaign. (He did fundamentally change this country and he was whatever people projected onto him.)
    We – you and I – were right. So what good does that do us now? I only hope that our nation isn’t so badly damaged that someone great can’t fix it. Depending on who the nominees are, I may find myself once again working on a campaign in 2016. This time I’ll work on the campaign of the person I don’t want. I always seem to pick the loser. Maybe this will seal the deal. I should’ve voted for BHO, than maybe he would have lost.
    This is what depression looks like, I guess.

  24. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile….

  25. mothy67 says:

    I think Harry Reid is a very scary person. Dangerous creepy. You may laugh but i get a smell from people. Harry Reid has stench. I would laugh at a person that claimed he could sniff people out but it does work for me. I have smelled muderers . It is never nice. Not some Jennifer Love Hewitt cliche. Sucks I throw up violently and I bleed. My eyes become pin pricks and I cough and cogh til my eyes become bloodshot.
    I thonk Harry Reid is a very bad man

    • votermom says:

      That’s very interesting. If you’ve ever read “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker, he talks about how our instincts warn us about bad people (and we turn ourselves into victims by talking ourselves out of listening to our gut). It sounds like you have extra developed instincts.

      • mothy67 says:

        Would not go that far but if someone hurt my kid I’d have no problem ripping out their throat. Which is why I think democrats fucked up. We all love our spawn. I will end someone if they think they can play with my baby girl.
        . Border shit is offensive. I take care of mine.We all do.

      • mothy67 says:

        Also not that complex some people just smell. You eat garbage you feel sick. GiGO.

        • votermom says:

          I am guessing part of the smell that you react to is their pheromones. Some people can smell them, others can not.

          • mothy67 says:

            I eat a ton of garlic so I know I smell but I am talking about poiso . I thankfully have never met Harry Ried but he gives off a nasty odor. I knew my aunt Suzie had cancer because I smrlled it. She actually smelled like wilting roses.I can tell days in advance when my crud will get a cold. I am not ultra sensitive. Just really wierd. I sometimes get to things others miss because I stand outside looking in. Not a good thing or a bad thing it just is an is

      • WMCB says:

        I have learned to listen, rather than dismiss myself as crazy. When hubby and I were looking for a house to remodel at one point, we toured a LOT of fixer uppers. So, I was perfectly accustomed to smells, gross stuff, dark pokey rooms, etc.

        But this one house we went into….I had a visceral reaction to it. It wasn’t even in bad shape, but I felt slimy. I felt something…horrible. I left my husband with the realtor, discussing what walls could be knocked out, and started walking back to the car. He came to see what was wrong, and I told him, “There is something BAD here. Really bad. I want away from this place. It’s evil.” He was stunned, because I am not at all prone to the woo woo. Quite the opposite, in fact.

        When he went back in to tell the realtor we were not interested, she was opening a door. The windowless room was in the middle of the house. It was soundproofed. It had three locks on it. The realtor was calling it a panic room. Yeah? What panic room locks from the outside?

        I don’t get those kind of feelings from people or places often. But when I do, I listen to my damn hindbrain (gifted to me from the human race that has managed to survive for millennium) and get out of danger. I don’t have to cognitively understand what the danger is, specifically. Just get away from that person/place.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          Yes, but did you research the history of the place after?????

          As for your brilliant instincts, I wish your entire country had run away from Obama while you had the chance. The US elected a man that hates it and its people with an unrelenting hatred — and now we’re seeing what that means.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I had a similiar experience years ago when we were trying to decide between a vacay oceanfront beach box or a nicer home on a lake inland. Beach realtor showed us fabulous little beach house on the ocean at an unheard of low price for such property. But I had a kind of feeling too, why so cheap? Then I saw it, pilings sticking up a foot or so beyond the high tide line, further out at the knee high breakers, more pilings. This house was, a month earlier, the 4th house in from the beach. The last storm that came through took 3 houses with it. The owner didn’t know his house was oceanfront at that time. I guess this realtor failed to tell him. That f**king house is still standing 30 years after we walked away :facepalm: 😀

        • mothy67 says:

          I had a gut reaction the first time I heard obama. Smarmy is the word I think I want to use. creepy oily sensation. Which one of these things is not like the other could be my theme song. I am odd and had open heart getting your chest sawed open heightens your awareness. Same thing happens wit abuse victims. You are on guard always. I have to sleep alone with a locked door. In some ways it sucks but I like to think if I did not have baggage I might not have been there for a little girl. I would take it all times a billion to get the gift that be my brat Plus no one will ever call me boring.That really has to suck being dull. I will probably offend by saying this but I think the obama apologists are limp dicked bitchy hacks. Vox makes me grind my teeth. My baby toe can out write Ezra. I do feel bad for the guy. Has to be sheer agony spending the whole day with himself. Torture living with that small brain. I would bet the Klown’s month of beer money that he just tosses off all the time.

  26. votermom says:

    OT. I’m the only coffee drinker in the family, so all I have is a single-cup keurig maker (I use the refillable pod). Today it decided it wasn’t making coffee. I dug out this stove-top coffee percolator I got free one time (it’s a small Bialetti) and tried it. Yummy!

    (I used to have a small French press but hubby gave it to charity when I wasn’t paying attention. Grrr!)

    • mothy67 says:

      WTF is up with keuring mine also broke. I am now smitten with tea. Lemon Zinger rules

      • votermom says:

        If it’s within warranty you can call Keurig and they’ll help you. They also have a help page on their site, I think.
        Mine is old.
        I know the usual problems are -the needle thingy (also where water comes out) at the top can get clogged. Carefully use a toothpick to try to declog it.
        Another is waiting too long to descale it. To descale, pour warm vinegar into it. Let it sit for about an hour. Run a cycle. If that works, run a plain water cycle. I did that so I guess it will work again tomorrow.
        (Also always run a plain water cycle after using any pod that has sweet drink in it.)

        • mothy67 says:

          Did you know coffee is really good for you. Does a number on the liver.

          • votermom says:

            Really? Awesome. At least my coffee addiction is good for my liver. 🙂
            (I only put half & half in my coffee, no sugar.)

          • DeniseVB says:

            I drink more coffee than wine/vodka, so I should be okay, right ?

            Funny story, just finished the Henry Bushkin book on Johnny Carson. What a ride. Carson smoked 4 packs of cigs/day his whole adult life and drank from 9pm – 4am most of his life, but drank everyday. He lived to be 79. Complications of emphysema (d’oh), sadly he died alone in his hospital bed.

  27. mothy67 says:

    I am torn between thinking I am the smartest person ever or the dumbest. I read the entire internet because I have no life. Out of boredom I went to big orange. What a bunch of silly plugs. Go there. I think they are cracking up nothing makes any sense.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I drop in at kos and du when I’m really, really bored, mostly to find signs of life in Obotland. Nope. Sad isn’t it. I think that’s where the OFA is hanging out when they’re not tweeting stupid stuff on the @BarackObama 😉 In other words, paid to keep the sheeple well fed with magical fruits .

      • mothy67 says:

        Go to Drudge link any story and then read the comments. Cut and paste over and over. I confess I get a kick out of garage mahal. I think I just love the name but he just argues with everyone over at Althouse. Funny because if he was ignored he’d go away. Instead they just feed him. Avery healthy diet at that.

        • elliesmom says:

          It’s called “troll kibble”‘. Some blogs have adopted pet trolls. Althouse has a few. Garage is one. Crack emcee is another. She moderates her comments so she can control how much kibble they get. When they stop being entertaining, she’ll starve them out. We have a couple of pet trolls here who are allowed out their crates for playtime occasionally.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Althouse is a good blog, she touches nerves and pushes buttons, great conversation. I became a Scott Walker fan because of her 🙂

          • mothy67 says:

            I like her because she has a lawyers brain. She reminds me of the not Casey Anthony Greta. Kicks stuff in the air and then just watches. She also posts dog pics.

  28. DeniseVB says:

    Chilling. Just saw video of Tel Aviv under rocket attack, air raid sirens, people racing for shelter. It could be any city. Does Gaza have a death wish?

  29. mothy67 says:

    Liver stuff and coffee is really interesting. Coffee just runs through you. Has no nutritional benefits other than it washes away other toxin. Softens the stool which prevent bad stuff being absorbed. There is usually a reason for stuf like a cup of Joe after a msal. WMCB might be able to explain this better but the liver is a filter. It has. A bunch of tubes annd when they get clogged it gtows hard. Amazing organ it regenarates like nothing else.A healthy sliver can become a full organ in six months. Zinc is key.

  30. 49erDweet says:

    Apparently, I couldn’t resist twittering this Tweet: https://twitter.com/49erdweet/status/486685651127906304

  31. SHV says:

    “It would not surprise me if early tomorrow morning a bunch of those kids (the sick ones) were loaded on buses and trucks and temporarily relocated to a warehouse on another part of the base. I’ll bet you a whole month’s beer money that whatever they serve those kids for lunch tomorrow will be the most sumptuous meal those kids have eaten since they arrived.”
    ******
    It’s Obama’s “Theresienstadt”:

    “Theresienstadt concentration camp, also referred to as Theresienstadt Ghetto,[1][2][3] was established by the SS during World War II in the fortress and garrison city of Terezín (German name Theresienstadt), located in what is now the Czech Republic. During World War II it served as a Nazi concentration camp staffed by German Nazi guards.”
    (snip)
    “Late in the war, after D-Day and the Invasion of Normandy, the Nazis permitted representatives from the Danish Red Cross and the International Red Cross to visit Theresienstadt in order to dispel rumors about the extermination camps. The commission that visited on June 23, 1944, included E. Juel-Henningsen, the head physician at the Danish Ministry of Health, and Franz Hvass, the top civil servant at the Danish Foreign Ministry. Dr. Paul Eppstein was instructed by the SS to appear in the role of the mayor of Theresienstadt.[30]

    Weeks of preparation preceded the visit. The area was cleaned up, and the Nazis deported many Jews to Auschwitz to minimize the appearance of overcrowding in Theresienstadt. Also deported in these actions were most of the Czechoslovak workers assigned to “Operation Embellishment”. The Nazis directed the building of fake shops and cafés to imply that the Jews lived in relative comfort.

    The Danes whom the Red Cross visited lived in freshly painted rooms, not more than three in a room. Rooms viewed may have included the homes of the “prominent” Jews of Theresienstadt, who were afforded the special privilege of having as few as two occupants to a room.[16] The guests attended a performance of a children’s opera, Brundibár, which was written by inmate Hans Krása.”

    • mothy67 says:

      That frightens the hell out of me. Almost impossible to believe. This was less than a hundred years ago. Scary but we have media that calls soros a philanthropist. Look at what that man did in the Philippines Russia France England. He took down the Bank of England for sport. Ruined lives because he could. He gets adored because he buys low information voters. I think he is worse than Hitler. He could not buy everyone. They should have left Palin alone. Ignored her. Instead they created a super woman. Imagine how fucked we would be if there was no Tea Party giving push back? Imagine a country electing twice a man with no experience. He has at least two illegal relatives on the teat of course he does not give a shit about borders. His mother got food stamps in Graduate school. Get a job. I have zero problem with people getting some help but I say a big fuck no to an able bodied woman eating for free on the dole. Pisses me off. I started working at 12. Picked corn, set up bowling pins, had a paper route, worked bingos selling ink blotters and specials. I had to contribute to the home. So fuck off I do not view it as unfair. I was healthy enough to make a living. I did what I had to do. This country is amazing. I was for real poor queer and had open heart. I got to live in London, Paris, Rome ,Manhattan and Philly. I am lazy stuff just fell in my lap. Never had to study. I had to go out of my way to not get an A. I wish I was smart but sadly I know better. I love the US Constitution. It is such a tiny piece but it rocks. I read supreme court decisions all the time. Have since high school. I am pro choice but I think Roe v Wade is awful. Never should have been a court issue.. Texas case(Hardwick?????) Had more merit. I am pro choice but there is no right to privacy when you have to see a third person tanks.

  32. The Klown says:
  33. mothy67 says:

    I think obama is a lot like madonna. Just stop. I loved our lady of perpetual controversy in the 80s but her doing Confessions on the dance floor with her camel toe was just gross. Xxxx obama strikes me the same way. Edgy once upon a time. Now just boring

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