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Obama Is Shocked, Shocked To Learn Everyone's Phone Was Bugged

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The Obama administration, which has a spotless track record in taking credit for everything that goes right (all of which is thanks to Bernanke's flooding the world with record liquidity as when the No Free Lunch bill comes due, it will be some other president's clean up), has an even more impeccable history of deflecting responsibility for all that goes wrong.

Most recently, it was the horrific rollout of Obamacare which as we observed earlier in the week, was all "someone else's fault" but certainly not the government's. Now, as the Snowden whistleblowing scandal has found its third (or fourth) wind courtesy of a furious international response following revelations that Obama was listening in to Merkel and at least 34 other world leaders', it is time for perhaps the most stunning revelation of all: you see, Obama is shocked, shocked to learn that cell phone spying - of virtually everyone on the planet - is going on in here.

From the WSJ:

The White House cut off some monitoring programs after learning of them, including the one tracking Ms. Merkel and some other world leaders, a senior U.S. official said. Other programs have been slated for termination but haven't been phased out completely yet, officials said. 

 

The account suggests President Barack Obama went nearly five years without knowing his own spies were bugging the phones of world leaders. Officials said the NSA has so many eavesdropping operations under way that it wouldn't have been practical to brief him on all of them.

 

They added that the president was briefed on and approved of broader intelligence-collection "priorities," but that those below him make decisions about specific intelligence targets.

 

The senior U.S. official said that the current practice has been for these types of surveillance decisions to be made at the agency level. "These decisions are made at NSA," the official said. "The president doesn't sign off on this stuff." That protocol now is under review, the official added.

 

NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines said NSA based its operations on priorities set across the U.S. government. "The agency's activities stem from the National Intelligence Priorities Framework, which guides prioritization for the operation, planning and programming of U.S. intelligence analysis and collection," she said.

 

The administration didn't end all operations involving world leaders following this summer's revelations because some of the programs are producing intelligence of use to the U.S.

Time to throw the low-cost alternative:  where besides every single bank in the past 5 years have we seen this model? But more importantly, as so many were predicting, five years of zero knowledge means... it was all Bush's fault again!

Which after seeing the following snapshots from 2006, makes some sense.

It makes just as perfect sense that supposedly mid-level janitors decide which leaders of the free and not so free world they will decide to eavesdrop on without even informally informing the president.

It makes even greater sense that a government which is desperately strapped for money, can spend billions on wiretaps in Spain, where El Mundo reports, the NSA monitored 60.5 million Spanish phone calls between December 2012 and January 2013.

Because when in doubt, spend taxpayer money when not even the president has any idea why the entire world is suddenly quite angry with him and America. And then panic when the government shutdown results in the furlough of thousands of spies otherwise busy eavesdropping on Frau Merkel.

But going back to the original point: with just under 3 years to go in his term, an economy that is foundering and which not all the moneyprinting in history can offset the inevitable, a budget deficit that depsite recent dips is still the largest until 2008, does Obama actually have any idea what the US Government is spending money on, or is his daily teleprompted address the only thing that Obama actually has a hand in.

As for the punchline: remember when Obama said he would have disclosed all the Snowden revelations anyway? That is now in the running for funniest phrase of the year.

 

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Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:42 | 4096444 markmotive
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Shocker

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:45 | 4096459 King_of_simpletons
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It is all part of a continuum. Just blame the president who is in the White House when you get caught with your pants down. One giant clusterfuck. Democrats or Republicans .... it just doesn't matter.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:49 | 4096473 Zer0head
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BUSH

bush

Bush Bush

bush

it's an effing forest

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:52 | 4096476 markmotive
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We are all owned. Slaves of the system.

Our movements have been monitored pre-NSA, pre-wiretaps, pre-email, pre-Internet.

We are owned. We always have been and we always will be.

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2013/10/the-handbook-of-human-ownership-ma...

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:07 | 4096512 TwoShortPlanks
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"slowly at first, then all of a sudden".....anyone living in the US (that's about 90% of the ZH crowd) are fucked, utterly fucked.

But don't worry, chances are good that the Military Industrial Complex will simply go quietly into the night.

For those of you who haven't read it: http://twoshortplanksunplugged.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/gold-nwo-elitesthe-gamethe-ambush.html

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:15 | 4096532 old naughty
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Master Chief of slaves:  “Me no spying you…you no spying me…”

 

Master: “Him no spying her… I, never mind “

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:19 | 4096547 TwoShortPlanks
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Oops, it's not 90%, it's 50.63448% of ZH traffic is US based....according to my Agenda21/NSA net-spy almanac.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:47 | 4096635 gmrpeabody
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Obama..., such a phuk...

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:50 | 4096722 mickeyman
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Arrest the usual suspects!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 05:47 | 4096909 negative rates
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Looks like he got her right where it hurts. Did those shoulder pads of hers, dislike the massage?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 06:51 | 4096931 GetZeeGold
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It sucks. Everytime Obama is about to win....there's Bush again!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 07:46 | 4096960 asteroids
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Its hard work to maintain a true friendship. Only lazy, stupid, two faced people cheat. Call him friend and bug his phone to make sure. What dishonesty.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 08:30 | 4097046 Keyser
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Bullshit, it was reported over the weekend that Obama knew of Merkel's phone being bugged since 2010 and approved the practice. Shocked my ass. Perhaps shocked that he has been caught in yet another lie. 

 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:16 | 4097179 Joe Davola
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Tough to keep track of today's operative truth.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:23 | 4096555 DoChenRollingBearing
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Will I get into any trouble by talking about Peru?  Are "they" reading my ZH post here?  Would "they" be PO'd if I advise ZH readers to go see a part of Peru with incredible wonders that almost no one knows anything about?

More importantly, will I get into any trouble about press-ganging two women in Cocachimba into squeezing sugarcane juice?  Or will I get into trouble here (in Peru) for my picture of NASTIMED PLUS?

But, this part of Peru was new to us and yet has almost unbelievable wonders not even known to most Peruvians!  The world's third tallest waterfall.  A huge canyon that rivals our Grand Canyon as well as Peru's more famous Colca Canyon.  And the poorly understood pre-Inca ruins of Kuelap.

Peru awaits the adventurous...

"The Wonders of Amazonas, Peru"

http://tinyurl.com/lmted2v

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:39 | 4096606 Manthong
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NastiMeds?

I thought Obamacare had the trademark on that one.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:52 | 4096648 gmrpeabody
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Thanks, DoChen...

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:43 | 4096620 Whoa Dammit
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Thanks for posting this DoChen. I really enjoyed reading it & seeing your pictures. 

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:49 | 4096641 RaceToTheBottom
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" Would "they" be PO'd if I advise ZH readers to go see a part of Peru with incredible wonders that almost no one knows anything about?"

 

They would probably see that as code for "down with the FED".

I would buy bonds to clear your name

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:26 | 4096749 Beam Me Up Scotty
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And some stawks!

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:03 | 4096657 gavrilo princip
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I can say Bolivia also has its share of amazing places....without mentioning that after hundreds of years of mining, they still have an  amazing amounts of minerals and precious metals. and in bolivia you can drive for 200 miles for the cost of few dolars, thanks to the huge reserves of natural gas. 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:28 | 4097228 Keyser
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Same for Colombia. I lived there for a few years and loved the place, except for having to be careful traveling between cities due to FARC activites. Funny thing is, now Colombia is safe and Venzuela is dangerous. Complete opposite of 15 years ago. 

 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 08:29 | 4097042 Ralph Spoilsport
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What about the Peruvian Marching Powder?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:25 | 4097219 Keyser
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Keep it up DC, every American needs to learn that life in the US is not the panacea that everyone makes it out to be. There are lots of places around the world that make the US pale by comparison. Good on you for stretching your legs. 

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:08 | 4096515 Carl Popper
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Bullshit.

We are only owned if we allow it. The Russian peoples went Galt on a massive scale against the USSR. The "owners" pretended to pay them and they pretended to work.

We have it easy. Drop out. Do not feed the beast. We are on the cusp of a maker society of local individual action and transactions that cannot be taxed.

Marx was right that the state would whither away. However he was wrong about how it would happen.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:01 | 4096734 acetinker
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How many eyes and ears would it take to monitor the whole of the world's thoughts?  Fuck 'em.  When a man is pushed to the end of his rope, he lets go and says, "OK fuckwad, it's time for you to take over".

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 03:04 | 4096852 Confused
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The problem is not how many eyes and ears. The answer to that as technology improves moves closer to zero everyday. 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:30 | 4097236 Keyser
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Rather hard to drop off the radar in the US. Even if you go underground, unless you have ample resources ($$$) you will show up on the radar somewhere. Try avoiding taxes if you are a wage-earner in the US too. 

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:09 | 4096521 knukles
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At some point, I didn't know, it's everybody else's fault simply becomes I'm incompetent because I don't have a clue.

We're there, mom!
Oh, we're there for sure.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 04:51 | 4096890 johnnyarrowmaker
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You know, I've lived in the UK for over 50 years, and I've always thought it was called Epping Forest.

 

Doh!

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:13 | 4096673 RafterManFMJ
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Officials said the NSA has so many eavesdropping operations under way that it wouldn't have been practical to brief him on all of them.

******
Fucking Awesome!!! "We're murdering so many people it's not practical to record their names or inform El Presidente."

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:41 | 4096614 Sizzurp
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I was shocked when I heard this:

http://www.davejanda.com/guests/dr-jim-garrow/sunday-october-20-2013

Skip to 3:30  

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:50 | 4096643 williambanzai7
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MOAR DEBTSERT UTAH

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:12 | 4096655 putaipan
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where're the fat disabled inbred eagle scouts when you need 'em?

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:46 | 4096711 putaipan
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fucky'all. i'm gonna come back tomorrow and give myself a big hard greenie fer that one......

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:40 | 4096760 King_Julian
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+1 That was funny. You deserved it.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 08:33 | 4097053 putaipan
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thank you thank you . of course, seniorbanzai all credit due for visualizing the punchline-

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:10 | 4097170 RaceToTheBottom
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Making mini versions of themselves with many 12-14 YO wives so they can sap your tax dollars mo better or alternately get jobs at huge data centers....

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 06:24 | 4096915 Nothing but the...
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Not as shocked as he will be when he finds out after Germany demands their gold back, that it's not there. And since when in any government ,would an operation like the NSA eavesdrop on world leaders without the express consent and knowledge of the country's president ? Obama must take the full wrap and consequences for this dastardly act.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:43 | 4096449 fonzannoon
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Bush was just planting the device on her back. Brilliant.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:54 | 4096487 LetThemEatRand
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So Bush gave Merkel the Clapper?

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:11 | 4096526 fonzannoon
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"George We want our gold back"

"what's got two thumbs and gives free back rubs? Thiiiis guy!!!! ehhhh!!!!"

 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 08:27 | 4097039 Truthseeker2
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This will really shock Obama ! ! !

 

http://cosmicconvergence.org/?p=4290

 

Global Financial Architecture and Economic Systems on Verge of Collapse

 

 

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:44 | 4096450 dogmete
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Obama is a brilliant man with a good honest character, and he loves his country and the principles of the Founding Fathers.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:45 | 4096461 NoDebt
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Thanks, I needed a good belly-laugh tonight.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 01:33 | 4096794 MisterMousePotato
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Someone gave that an up arrow? Seriously?!? Three up arrows!?!

I must not understand this angry downtwinkle/happy uptwinkle thing here at ZeroHedge at all.

(Credit for "angry downtwinkle" goes to another ZHer. I'm not that funny.)

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:46 | 4096464 quasimodo
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Probably the funnest part of all these .gov troll newbies is hitting refresh and watching the junks add up.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:11 | 4096527 knukles
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14 day 20 hour troll

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:12 | 4096529 Carl Popper
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Woooooosh!

The sound of snark flying over your head.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:46 | 4096632 Bear
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It's got to be sarc ... no moron is that stupid

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:00 | 4096496 TwoShortPlanks
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dogmeat.....no shit!

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:08 | 4096513 Savyindallas
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he's a toad  - a puppet, a mere actor. A traitor who if the truth were known would suffer the fate of a traitor  -as would much of Cnngress and the wicked billionaire devils who control them.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 01:43 | 4096801 MisterMousePotato
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You know, Sav? I hate to sound like a defeatist, but already there are more of them than there are of us, and the trend is accelerating. I am not nearly as sanguine as you that, when the time comes for the 'traitors' to get rounded up, it ain't gonna be people like you and me, as well as anyone else who believes in the United States Constitution and the principles upon which this nation was founded.

What is that quote to the effect of, "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is blasphemy(?) treason(?)." Can't recall.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:09 | 4096520 stant
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germans called him a liar, his teflon wearing off

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 06:17 | 4096911 SimMaker
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....and just a few short years ago in Berlin.....

 

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/IMG_6713.JPG

 

I hope Germans take a good look at themselves, as does the rest of the human race, and sees that it is STILL very easy to get cought up in hype and fall behind a dictator without even realising it.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:18 | 4096546 Pure Evil
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You make more sense than MillionDollarBonus.

Speaking of the devil, where the hell has he been lately?

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:40 | 4096610 stant
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stuck on obamacare web site.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:44 | 4096621 WOAR
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Did he get Francis'd? But for stupid instead of rassissssss-ism?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:43 | 4096764 King_Julian
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Herbalife.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 01:56 | 4096811 Joe A
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Barry, is that you?

I love sarcasm but next time perhaps you should use your </sarcasm> tag.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 03:34 | 4096862 2¢Wurth
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Another Reichsweißhauspropaganda Ministerium Release.  Danke Herr Huntmete.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 03:43 | 4096864 effendi
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I up arrowed you for the sarcastic wit about how grear Obummer is. Next time add that the magnificent Obummer can walk on water.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:45 | 4096451 NoDebt
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I've heard that under repressive regimes, "sane" people alter their thinking to intentionally disregard government-critical information.  Some kind of twisted, bizarre survival mechanism, I guess.

I'm just about there.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:47 | 4096769 King_Julian
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It has gotten so bad I cannot stand the sound of his voice. Makes my tourettes act up.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:44 | 4096452 quasimodo
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Shocked my ass, he is a complicit as any of the others. 

Wadda douche

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:35 | 4096595 toady
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I'm shocked that he is shocked.

I'm shocked Merkel is shocked.

I'm shocked anyone is shocked.

Has anyone heard of the patriot act?

I'll say it again. Everyone is being tracked and recorded at all times. No exceptions.

Just imagine how shocked O will be when realizes he is being tracked & recorded!

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:39 | 4096608 Pure Evil
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Even in the undisclosed location with Reggie Man love?

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:45 | 4096626 toady
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Most definitely.

Gotta make a copy of that one for safe keeping ...

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:45 | 4096455 Constitutional ...
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Is he a silly boy actor or a cynical old man actor? It's one or the other. No one can appear to be as  dim as he otherwise.

Either way, he is a disgrace, a traitor to his oath of allegiance. A man of integrity would admit wrongs and make amends. O'bomba keeps calm, and carries on.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:51 | 4096480 The Shootist
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What do you expect from a man raised from affirmative action and entitlement circles? Never had to work a day and was always trying to undue the work of those before him.

Fucking commie though really. I find more and more libs openly saying the'yre more less comies these days anyways.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:17 | 4096544 Carl Popper
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Yeah.

What he said.

Dude is a hopeless incompetent. A light shaded well spoken black man. Everyone voted for the community organizer to prove they werent racist and to feel warm fuzzies about a post racial America.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:20 | 4096554 Pure Evil
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Its so sad that you can't transfer the skills of a Chicago Community Organizer onto the nation writ large.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:31 | 4097238 Abaco
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Not well spoken - well read.  In the sense that "the light shaded black man read the teleprompter well."

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:10 | 4096504 Quus Ant
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watch "Six Degrees of Separation" if you want to know who Obama is.  He's a sheister.  A confidence man. 

He would be a nuisance in another context, but his pretension makes him a useful tool for those who see through his game.  See: Valerie Jarrett.  She knows how to play on O's ego.

I wouldn't be surprised if Obama didn't know what was going on.  Obama is a figurehead- the intelligence community runs the show.

J Edgar Hoover was in power for 37 years. 

He had the goods on everyone and I find it hard to believe he would have let bankers, politicians- anyone else run the world. 

Only the names have changed.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:33 | 4097243 Abaco
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Why would anyone be surprised that he didn't know? He not only has zero management experience he has zero interest in actually working. Grew up getting trophies for showing up at some team practices and thinks that is the measurement of achievement.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:47 | 4096470 max2205
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Peak eavesdropping

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:06 | 4096510 Quus Ant
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peak peeking?

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:21 | 4096562 Pure Evil
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But not peak beer drinking ya!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:41 | 4096762 palmereldritch
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http://www.mrconservative.com/files/2013/06/obama_phone.jpg

Can you see me now?....Can you see me now?....Can you see me now?

Most transparent administration ever.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:51 | 4096477 dogmete
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Why should HE know about who's being bugged or anything else TPTB are doing, fer cryin' out loud.

 

I mean it's like some people think he's actually running something.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:57 | 4096488 Constitutional ...
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HE is Commander- in -Chief. HE sends better men to die in foreign fields. I expect him to know what is happening in his front yard.

Dammit. I insist. I don't request this.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:19 | 4096552 Quus Ant
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Presidents don't know what's going on. 

If they did JFK would have left the top up.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:24 | 4096570 Pure Evil
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Ouch.......

 

     Cruel, but apropos!

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:45 | 4096627 putaipan
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speaking of ot unlinked msm cognative dissonance references - "are conpiracies destroying democracy?" v.s. woodward on face the nation unlocking jfk/911 .... wha'da fug?

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:36 | 4096699 Lewshine
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This is great! ZH response comments have Obama NO DIFFERENT than Republicans, OR, He's just a tool of those that run the world. F. Morons!! He's as relevant as he is evil - But its ok, stupidity has surpassed Baseball as the new American past time.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:47 | 4096714 Quus Ant
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He'll be gone in three years and you'll have another icon to focus your energy on. 

Kinda brilliant really.

I try not to take it too seriously- just shadows on a cave wall.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 04:08 | 4096872 toothpicker
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Probably one of his alters knows whats going on

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:50 | 4096481 fourchan
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manchurian concern. no such thing.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:53 | 4096485 Savyindallas
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What's the big deal? The Mossad has had his phone  bugged, as well as every member of Congress for at least 15 years  -probably longer.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:00 | 4096493 Constitutional ...
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The NSA and Britain's spy headquarters GCHQ send information directly to Rothschild Zionist Israel, unfiltered.

Coup d'etat, much?

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:46 | 4096634 putaipan
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blame hoover. think dyson.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:00 | 4096494 ThisIsBob
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Obama still wouldn't know shit, but for Snowden.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:05 | 4096500 Constitutional ...
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If that is so, then he had better learn quicker, and bin that bint Zionist tool Valerie Jarrett before they stab him in the back after his spiel loses its appeal, and they no longer require  his services. They will protect the Clit-ons. They will not protect him.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:14 | 4096537 knukles
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They talk about Snowden on ESPN?

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:20 | 4096557 Trampy
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They talk about Snowden on ESPN?

Yeah, Hunter Thompson arose from the dead.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 21:59 | 4096495 loonyleft
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It makes just as perfect sense that supposedly mid-level janitors decide which leaders of the free and not so free world they will decide to eavesdrop on without even informally informing the president.

First, referring to decision makers as being mid level Janitors, is a straw man, or a red herring or a red straw herring. Anyways, nobody once suggested it was janitors. I've said it a million times before. Please keep the hyperbole down.

Second, Of course the President is not deciding on a case by case basis for at least 3 reasons.

a. There are too many situation to have the POTUS (any of em) provide a specific informed decision. That's what policies, heads of agencies, senior officials.......... are all for.

b. PLAUSIBLE deniability. The last thing you want when spying on your allies is to have no method of deniability. 

c. CAN WE PLEASE STOP WITH OBAMA DID THIS, BUSH DID THAT. IT'S OVER. THE MEME'S DEAD. If you don't believe in the illuminati, or rothchilds, believe that the NSA is it's own entity doing WTF it wants to do. FFS, I am sure they are spying on every single member of congress, the senate, the WH and more.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:16 | 4096540 Urban Redneck
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No, Barry just got a list of of all the different groupings that an inter-agency group came up and and said BUG THEM ALL.

Your plausible deniability plea is BullShit (and not applicable) for an action that requires executive approval (such as invading another country or violating treaties with another country or launching military action against another country).

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:19 | 4096550 loonyleft
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Obama President of the United States 2008-present

NSA your friendly neighbourhood spy agency EST 1952

DO THE MATH.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:28 | 4096578 Urban Redneck
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You really have no idea how the real world works, and believe your own BS?

There's no math involved.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:28 | 4096579 Pure Evil
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2 + 2 = 5

 

Yeah!   That's it!

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:37 | 4096599 El Vaquero
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Only for very large values of 2 though. 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 03:17 | 4096857 Confused
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b. PLAUSIBLE deniability. The last thing you want when spying on your allies is to have no method of deniability. 

c. CAN WE PLEASE STOP WITH OBAMA DID THIS, BUSH DID THAT. IT'S OVER. THE MEME'S DEAD. If you don't believe in the illuminati, or rothchilds, believe that the NSA is it's own entity doing WTF it wants to do. FFS, I am sure they are spying on every single member of congress, the senate, the WH and more

 

These may be true. BUT, if this is the case, he needs to walk. He needs to take responsibility. Plausible deniability is bullshit. He is the "leader" of the free world. Time to act like a man. Or in this case not. And exit stage left. 

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:01 | 4096499 Rusty Shorts
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Party Line, yeah back in the day when I was a young man, we had a Party Line telephone network, we've come full circle...the good times are here again!!! 

 

... back in the late 60's, I knew a man who worked for the "Telephone Company", in reallity he tapped lines...

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:03 | 4096506 Constitutional ...
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Same thing happened in Britain and Europe. Clued up journalists knew this.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:25 | 4096572 Emergency Ward
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Trouble Report: OOL

"Others On Line"

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:02 | 4096501 Caveman93
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Hard to take information when we are so poor we cannot afford a land line let alone a mobile phone or internet. Kind of self defeating if you ask me.

Reminds me of the days my wife used to tell me how the Iranian Hezzbollah spent millions on a police force to enforce hair covering...a slight waste of resources. Typically these actions will cancel the intended purpose and are self defeating. Thoughts?

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:19 | 4096543 Constitutional ...
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Iranians are entitled to decide their own ways, as is Israel, and every other foreign country. NOT our business. 

I am most interested in the welfare of Americans, and showing due respect for other nations who are entitled to decide their own affairs in their own lands. Each to their own.

The Founding Fathers warned us against foreign entanglements; said we should trade with all, be a friend to all - and stay out of their countries. I agree with that.

If foreign .gov has any sense, and it does, it will trace the lines of illegal spying straight back to London, Israel and Washington DC - none of which represents the American people.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:02 | 4096505 DirkDiggler11
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I wonder if Obumma had the Wookie's phone bugged too ? Maybe she was plannin some carpet munchin time with the girls behind his back while he was out on the golf course "working" the young caddy over in the shower?

Perhaps Obumma became suspicious that the Wookie always comes back from her "trips" overseas smelling of fish...

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:41 | 4096585 Pure Evil
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Maybe the Wookie needs to be introduced to Summers Eve.

I hear she's a real hot lesbian with a strap on.

Work it Wookie girl, work it!

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:06 | 4096509 IridiumRebel
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Is he shocked, SHOCKED!...to learn that most of the country thinks he is doing a shitty, SHITTY job? No, probably not, because he is too narcissistic to understand this.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:01 | 4096660 Urban Redneck
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You realize that with NSA tapping a bunch of world leaders phones, that the intelligence community has known FOR YEARS just how the little the rest of the world actually thinks of him and his abilities. This begs the question of how far the Executive staff went sanitizing the flow to protect their glass jawed baby, since he can't even maintain his composure when lowly republitards throw soft-ball insults at him.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:51 | 4096724 Jethro
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I'd love to see a transcript of what Putin said about Obama. You know that the "Monkey with a hand grenade" comment just had to be the result of a brainstorming session. Or, maybe they just called Zhirinovsky for a quick one liner? 

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:09 | 4096522 MFLTucson
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Get rid of this man!

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:13 | 4096524 Never One Roach
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Barry listening to Merkel and 34 other Foreigners? Wow! He must spend tons of time on Pimsleur.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:58 | 4097747 FrankDrakman
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oops - double post

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:13 | 4097866 FrankDrakman
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"Merkel and the Foreigners" - they did a great cover of "99 Luftballons"

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:15 | 4096538 LeisureSmith
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Awsome excuse...Officials said the NSA has so many eavesdropping operations under way that it wouldn't have been practical to brief him on all of them.  Merkel? Yeah, some German politician or something.

Watergate: The scandal also resulted in the indictment, trial, conviction, and incarceration of 43 people, dozens of whom were Nixon's top administration officials.

Times change.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:26 | 4096561 Constitutional ...
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No errors this time. The plumbers are deep state. O'bomba and his cohorts do know the history of the Ottoman Empire, and secret societies, the deep state.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:37 | 4097265 Abaco
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And that the bugging of the Heads of State of our allies was so far down the list of really big transgressions that it didn't rate a mention.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:33 | 4096556 Emergency Ward
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"Baby I'm shocked
It's as if I'm plugged in the wall
...And when we ain't on the phone
...I feel so all alone
And I'm shocked
And you can see the hair all over my head is sweating all over my hands.
 ...I'm shocked"

-- JC "Shocked"

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:22 | 4096566 The Heart
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Seems like the obama puppet will be shocked by more than that tonight.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50157981n

And she speak to the events being overshadowed...

http://www.survivetheblackout.com/1/

They do not care about all the awakening and truth coming forth that brands those babylonians as criminals and corrupted evil murderers. Here comes the power grid drill and what, some time later, or this time, the real false flag event to bring on the martial law control and lock down? Sounds like nazi germany all over again. How stupid the nation of lemmings that have paid for their own executions.

 

 

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:29 | 4096580 Constitutional ...
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Yep. Food stamps cut Nov. 1. The world's first experiment with a power outage drill in the U.S., Canada, Mexico soon after.

Bollix, innit? Prepare accordingly.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:27 | 4096573 CunnyFunt
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Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:33 | 4096591 Constitutional ...
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Good. I'm sick of people spending money they don't have, and expecting the rest of the world to indulge it; that 'exorbitant privilege' that is a reserve currency, much abused by the modern  USA, and no doubt to be abused by the upcoming Rothschild Zionist flavor of the decade: China.

Let them foot the bill for endless internecine war in the Middle East with their blood and treasure. Enough already.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:37 | 4096600 CunnyFunt
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I love the word "internecine". It is applicable to so many fabricated situations. Well done, my good man.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:26 | 4096574 bdub2
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How. can. he. still. be. president.?

HE          MUST         GO

 

 

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:34 | 4096593 Pure Evil
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Oh come on, so soon. He's still got two years left. More than enough time to print up another 10 trillion dollars for his cronies to steal.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:45 | 4096629 marcusfenix
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he's still president because, in the long, long...long line of useful idiots to have inhabited the oval office he is proving himself to be the most useful one yet.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:52 | 4096650 bdub2
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I up-voted. I agree and get it completely. But that doesn't make it ok. I just wonder how much has to happen before the power of the still intelligent masses unite to say enough. Enough. 

Jeb Bush 2016? or Hitlery...same fucking thing, both waiting in the wings to guide the sheep, aka my family and yours...to the slaughter...literally. So let's all laugh off what is going on right now...and wait. Until something really bad happens, I guess. 

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:30 | 4096693 marcusfenix
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I fear that something is coming, very soon. I wonder if the PTB's have found there brass ring in Obama and perhaps it's not a question of who in 2016 but if there is going to be any election at all...

a very dark road lies ahead no doubt and you're absolutely right... it really isn't all that funny.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:33 | 4096588 skippy9
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What amazes me is the incredulity most people exhibit about POTUS lying or covering up his insidious activities. The man is a consumate liar and he is an avowed Marxist who has surrounded himself with people of a similiar ilk. He has played the black man slavery trump card against the media which has lost all sense of freedom of the press. And they in turn have bought it along with the majority of Americans who have lost their nerve and are so afraid of "the black menace" that they will agree to just about anything is told to them by POTUS or anyone who hides under the slavery bullshit. This is the era of the black and it will take years before Americans come to their senses and win back their self respect.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:43 | 4096615 Constitutional ...
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We must agree to disagree. It is not the era of the black and never has been since ancient times. Black people are going to be used as cannon fodder, despite their  valuable, adorable contribution to society in things that are valuable without price - music in particular; kindness for strangers. These are qualities, not price.

Clearly, you have encountered a different sort of black person than I have. The mistreatment of black people is a stain on humankind's soul, in my opinion.

The cheating, lying, lazy black person you fear is also seen in every color, creed and religion, in my opinion. The content of one's character is more important than the color of one's skin, said Martin Luther King. This is true, by every writing by every scholar.A universal truth.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:32 | 4096680 Rusty Shorts
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+1000

Back Bone Ghana...come back sister, come brother, come back Papa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqD6gNUKR28

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gmDoon_yC0

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:49 | 4096719 Bazza McKenzie
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Guess you missed the info on the disproportionate number of violent crimes committed in the US by those caring black people with their kindness for strangers.

Sure there are some exemplary black people: Thomas Sowell, Allen West, Justice Thomas, Dr Carson, Bill Cosby and no doubt many more, just as there are exemplary whites and asians.  But it you follow the odds, there is more to fear from the individual black than the individual white.

Remember the comment by Jesse Jackson about walking along a dark street at night, hearing a man's footsteps behind you, looking around and feeling relief that it was a white guy.

So far as the "mistreatment of black people" is concerned, why is it a stain on "humankind's soul", since most crimes against blacks, in the US and throughout the world, are committed by other blacks?  Why does the rest of mankind have to take responsibility for what blacks do?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 00:00 | 4096732 Rusty Shorts
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Guess you missed the "Products of Society" lecture.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:41 | 4097290 Abaco
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The lecture failed to expain black people capturing black people and selling them to white slavers.

Tue, 10/29/2013 - 01:31 | 4100421 Rusty Shorts
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The black slavers selling to the free market

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:38 | 4096602 Reaper
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When is Obama not lying? Angela should be excited that Obama wanted hear her every word. Didn't Obama say Angela spoke Austrian in a very sexy voice?

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:39 | 4096607 holdbuysell
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Having the chance, I'm not sure I could look Obama in the face without bursting out laughing at how ridiculous he looks with the completely obvious obfuscation, lying, non sequiturs, and outright intellectual dishonesty that spews forth.

Has this EVER happened at such scale in the US before!?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 02:36 | 4096837 JuicedGamma
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With the exception of Nixon, no.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:35 | 4097656 FrankDrakman
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After Kennedy stole the election from him in 1960, Nixon wanted to make sure it didn't happen again.

Absent Watergate, he did all the things the Democrats would have blown any Dem president for - opening up to China, ending Vietnam, ending Bretton Woods, etc.

 

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:42 | 4096617 marcusfenix
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Douglas Adams in the Hitchhikers Guide To the Galaxy hit it tap dead center when he wrote-

“The President of the Universe holds no real power. His sole purpose is to take attention away from where the power truly exists...”

 

and

 

“Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

 

Obama didn't know cause the teleprompter never gave him the heads up...

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:47 | 4096636 Constitutional ...
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Crikey. Now that you mention that. More whales have gone missing lately. Where's my towel?

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:31 | 4096695 Jethro
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I'm glad that somebody else made this connection. Obama is somebody's dancing monkey, just not our dancing monkey.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 01:03 | 4096779 monad
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Follow the money

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:45 | 4096628 Trimmed Hedge
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Obama's phone is bugged, too, so it's all good...

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:48 | 4096640 Constitutional ...
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Kerrching!

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 22:45 | 4096630 topspinslicer
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Hill-Billy Clinton says it depends on what you mean by knew

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 09:43 | 4097295 Abaco
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Billy says it depends on what you mean by blew.

Sun, 10/27/2013 - 23:12 | 4096654 One World Mafia
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Ok, no more "Obahma didn't know nuffin" comments.

Barack Obama 'approved tapping Angela Merkel's phone 3 years ago'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/germany/10407282/Barack...

Article contains obscene lies and excuses from Peter King and Mike Rogers, which is expected from those two.

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