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Obama refuses to surrender Blackberry
Breitbart ^ | Jan 16 07:24 PM US/Eastern

Posted on 01/16/2009 4:57:14 PM PST by Red Steel

Despite legal and security hurdles, president-elect Barack Obama says he has a plan to retain his beloved Blackberry once he moves into the White House next week.

Interviewed by CNN Friday, Obama said the smartphone was among the tools that he would use to stay in touch with real Americans and avoid becoming trapped inside the presidential "bubble."

"I think we're going to be able to hang on to one of these. My working assumption, and this is not new, is that anything I write on an email could end up being on CNN," he said.

"So I make sure to think before I press 'send'," he said of his Blackberry, which was an ever-present fixture on his belt or in his hand on the campaign trail.

Obama did not divulge just how he will overcome legal constraints, given the requirement of the post-Watergate Presidential Records Act of 1978 to keep a record of every White House communication.

Nor did he say how he would persuade his Secret Service protectors that the Blackberry does not pose a security risk, for instance if it is hacked over the air.

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"It's just one tool among a number of tools that I'm trying to use, to break out of the bubble, to make sure that people can still reach me," he said.

"If I'm doing something stupid, somebody in Chicago can send me an email and say, 'What are you doing?'

"I want to be able to have voices, other than the people who are immediately working for me, be able to reach out and send me a message about what's happening in America."

The mobile device dilemma may have inadvertently been solved on Friday, as Obama's Blackberry tumbled from his belt as he got out of his limousine

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: bho2008; bhoinauguration; blackberry; creep; freak; idiot; moron; narcissism; nationalsecurity; noclass; obama; obamaregime; securityrisk; technology; unpresidential; villageidiot; weirdo
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1 posted on 01/16/2009 4:57:15 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

What a child.


2 posted on 01/16/2009 4:58:35 PM PST by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: Red Steel

Another day, another Zero.... Just one big Zero in everything he does....


3 posted on 01/16/2009 4:59:47 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.)
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To: Red Steel
“If I'm doing something stupid, somebody in Chicago can send me an email and say, ‘What are you doing?’

God Bless America because we sure do need it now.

4 posted on 01/16/2009 5:00:12 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Red Steel

The Audacity of Audacity.....


5 posted on 01/16/2009 5:00:23 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted)
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To: perez24

This idiot and his merry band are going to kill thousands of Americans...


6 posted on 01/16/2009 5:00:35 PM PST by Lurker ("America is at that awkward stage. " Claire Wolfe, call your office.)
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To: Red Steel
"It's just one tool among a number of tools that I'm trying to use

Yep.

His administration is certainly full of tools. You betcha.

7 posted on 01/16/2009 5:01:26 PM PST by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Red Steel

“Leon we fnd Osma in Pkstn mtn. Will bmb tmrw. Dnt tell any1. BO”


8 posted on 01/16/2009 5:04:12 PM PST by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: Red Steel

This man is really out of his league. All he really needs to do is ask someone at the NSA what type of vulnerabilities he’s displaying at merely carrying one of these things turned on while traveling, and I guarantee he’ll ditch it right quick. Does he really need to have IRONCLAD contact with Bill Ayers? Can’t he just contact him via Facebook?


9 posted on 01/16/2009 5:05:03 PM PST by Per-Ling
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To: Lurker
This idiot and his merry band are going to kill thousands of Americans...

If we are lucky it will "only" be thousands.

10 posted on 01/16/2009 5:05:24 PM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama, now that you've caught the car, what are you going to do with it, hmmm?)
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To: Red Steel

Dammit man! I have to keep in touch with my Kenyan...err, I mean... American... yeah... contacts!


11 posted on 01/16/2009 5:05:28 PM PST by TheZMan (Troll since 2004, apparently. http://www.southernnationalcongress.org/)
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To: Lurker

Try millions.


12 posted on 01/16/2009 5:06:43 PM PST by MartinStyles
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To: Red Steel

Hillary’s keeping her ashtrays.

Fair’s fair.


13 posted on 01/16/2009 5:07:32 PM PST by relictele
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To: Red Steel
Dumbass

Maybe some terror org will try and "do" him like the IDF/Mossad has "done" terror leaders (answer the exploding phone).

14 posted on 01/16/2009 5:07:39 PM PST by DocH (Keep your powder dry and keep it in the black, fellow freedom-loving Patriots)
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To: Red Steel
OK “O” what's you address? Cause I'm sure I'll have an Blood-Pressure Raising Ear-full for you.
15 posted on 01/16/2009 5:07:39 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Red Steel

Don’t you see this Marxist narcissist can’t part with something named after him.....The BlackBarry Sturmabteilung

What a LOON


16 posted on 01/16/2009 5:08:05 PM PST by Electric Graffiti
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To: Red Steel

Hey man, it gots his contacts for da blow.


17 posted on 01/16/2009 5:10:29 PM PST by jetson
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To: Red Steel

I bet he turnes over the Blackbery before his Birth Certificate!


18 posted on 01/16/2009 5:11:32 PM PST by WellyP
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To: Red Steel
"My working assumption, and this is not new, is that anything I write on an email could end up being on CNN . . . "

My working assumption is, he could scrape a hemorrhoid from his rear end, place it on the desk of CNN, and they'd report on it as if it were a precious perfume.

19 posted on 01/16/2009 5:11:40 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: DocH
Maybe some terror org will try and "do" him like the IDF/Mossad has "done" terror leaders (answer the exploding phone).

Ah yes. After it was sent in for repairs.

Didn't he just drop his???

20 posted on 01/16/2009 5:11:45 PM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama, now that you've caught the car, what are you going to do with it, hmmm?)
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To: Red Steel

His loss our gain.


21 posted on 01/16/2009 5:12:15 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Gentlemen, please. Rest your sphincters.)
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To: Electric Graffiti
Sturmabteilung

I had to look that up.

*ouch*

22 posted on 01/16/2009 5:13:22 PM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama, now that you've caught the car, what are you going to do with it, hmmm?)
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To: Red Steel
I'm telling ya this guy isn't afraid of anything coming back to haunt him. What the Democrats can't squelch in Congress the MSM will whitewash thoroughly.

And don't kid yourselves this so called HONEYMOON is a LOVE AFFAIR that will last the entire time this Obamaman is in office!!

We are days from entering uncharted waters and I fear for our nation!

BIG TIME!!

23 posted on 01/16/2009 5:14:45 PM PST by PISANO
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To: Red Steel

If it was a Whiteberry he would probably tax it to death then throw it under his bus with grandma.


24 posted on 01/16/2009 5:15:09 PM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: perez24

Can’t GPS or someother tracking practice follow his everymove? They could find him at Camp David or where he travels at any place or time. I don’t know how terrorists set off bombs thru cellphones, but I would not want to be carrying one at anytime. If they can’t do that now, I am sure they will figure it out.


25 posted on 01/16/2009 5:16:04 PM PST by JBCiejka
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To: Red Steel

The Secret Service should come out and say if he doesn’t give it up he is not our responsibility.


26 posted on 01/16/2009 5:17:47 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Gentlemen, please. Rest your sphincters.)
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To: Red Steel

Seems like he has to be told what to do quite a bit of the time. The man can’t think for himself.


27 posted on 01/16/2009 5:18:43 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: Rightly Biased

so louis farrakhan and his goons can step in? LOL


28 posted on 01/16/2009 5:19:00 PM PST by tioga
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To: Red Steel
As I understand it, a big reason for the President not using email is the Freedom of Information Act. The treason party was unceasing in demanding ALL emails from the executive branch throughout Bush's two terms.

Obviously Obama feels pretty confident that the Republicans will be cowed into meek submission by the propaganda press which will see no evil for the next 4 or (God forbid) 8 years.

29 posted on 01/16/2009 5:21:57 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: tioga

Yep Nation Of Islam will protect Barry Sotero.

Or is that Barak Huissen Obama,,,, I can never keep up. :^)


30 posted on 01/16/2009 5:22:12 PM PST by Rightly Biased (Gentlemen, please. Rest your sphincters.)
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To: tioga
so louis farrakhan and his goons can step in?

Would those be the Louie-con wing of the Zer0 Loonie-cons?

31 posted on 01/16/2009 5:24:13 PM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: Red Steel

so real people can reach him? ...oh please


32 posted on 01/16/2009 5:25:08 PM PST by PfluegerFishin
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To: TornadoAlley3

The Secret Service has its ways.

Poor reception. Interrupted service. Unexpected messages.

We’ll see who prevails: The obsessive President or the Bureaucracy.


33 posted on 01/16/2009 5:28:09 PM PST by plangent
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To: Red Steel
"If I'm doing something stupid, somebody in Chicago can send me an email and say, 'What are you doing?'

Bill Ayers will send Obama his daily marching orders.

34 posted on 01/16/2009 5:29:13 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: JBCiejka
Can’t GPS or someother tracking practice follow his everymove?

Yup.

35 posted on 01/16/2009 5:29:26 PM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama, now that you've caught the car, what are you going to do with it, hmmm?)
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To: jetson

bingo! Just what I was thinking


36 posted on 01/16/2009 5:31:48 PM PST by NoExpectations
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To: JBCiejka
Can’t GPS or someother tracking practice follow his everymove? They could find him at Camp David or where he travels at any place or time. I don’t know how terrorists set off bombs thru cellphones, but I would not want to be carrying one at anytime. If they can’t do that now, I am sure they will figure it out.

The tracking is easy, unless his particular Blackberry has been rigged to eliminate the GPS function (Secret Service would probably insist on that). Even then, it could still be loosely tracked through cell tower triangulation, but that's not as precise.

Terrorists have used cell phones to set off bombs, but they can't make the cell phone itself explode unless they can rig it with explosives. Then again, I'm not sure that terrorists would have any reason to harm an ally.

37 posted on 01/16/2009 5:33:13 PM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: perez24

He reminds me of my husband. I think he loves his iPhone more than me. :) (Well, his whole life seems on that phone.)


38 posted on 01/16/2009 5:35:01 PM PST by Texas_shutterbug
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To: meyer

I bet some clever soul knows how to turn on the microphone without alerting the owner...


39 posted on 01/16/2009 5:35:41 PM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama, now that you've caught the car, what are you going to do with it, hmmm?)
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To: Rightly Biased
The Secret Service should come out and say if he doesn’t give it up he is not our responsibility.

Speaking of which, how would you like to be an SS agent and have to protect the grand marxist? I'd bet that there'll be a rash of early retirements in the agency soon.

40 posted on 01/16/2009 5:36:02 PM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: null and void
I bet some clever soul knows how to turn on the microphone without alerting the owner...

Wouldn't that be sweet. You think that the MSM would report anything that he said in such a circumstance?

41 posted on 01/16/2009 5:38:10 PM PST by meyer (We are all John Galt)
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To: Red Steel

Does the Crackberry have speed dial slots for Larry Sinclair, Donald Young, and Rev Wright?


42 posted on 01/16/2009 5:42:09 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Texas_shutterbug

FWIW, I don’t have an iPhone...

};^D


43 posted on 01/16/2009 5:42:21 PM PST by null and void (Hey 0bama, now that you've caught the car, what are you going to do with it, hmmm?)
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To: plangent

I find it hard to believe you could get an unclassified signal through the EM countermeasures that surround the presidential “bubble”. It’ll be little more than a gameboy the minute he steps into the presidential limo.


44 posted on 01/16/2009 5:46:31 PM PST by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: Red Steel

He’s willing to put this country at risk..someone could hack that and get all kinds of info..he’s a self centered jerk!!!!


45 posted on 01/16/2009 5:48:22 PM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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To: Lurker

Are you referring to the unborn? If so, you should probably change that to millions.


46 posted on 01/16/2009 5:50:32 PM PST by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: Red Steel
"Obama did not divulge just how he will overcome legal constraints, given the requirement of the post-Watergate Presidential Records Act of 1978 to keep a record of every White House communication."

I think I'm starting to see a pattern here.
47 posted on 01/16/2009 5:51:31 PM PST by Tainan (Where's my FOF Indicator?)
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To: Per-Ling

Bump to that.


48 posted on 01/16/2009 5:55:28 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: Red Steel
Totally lame; and how long did it take him to come with this excuse to hang onto his favorite toy?

Like Obama needs someone in Chcicago calling him and telling him he is a loser. . .this is simply a reflection 'of the man'; and his level of thoughtful competence.

May all the Obamanaut's relate and celebrate this gross inmaturity; which will surely manifest in a host of ways; and cause as many problems as well.

49 posted on 01/16/2009 6:04:40 PM PST by cricket (America's Freedom Rings! Thank You ~ U..S.A. Military~/)
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To: Tainan
Precisely. . .Meantime; there

OTOH. . .first rule for a Leftist, is that there are simply no rules that they must follow.

50 posted on 01/16/2009 6:09:17 PM PST by cricket (America's Freedom Rings! Thank You ~ U..S.A. Military~/)
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