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Obama award for ‘deep commitment’ to transparency postponed
The Daily Caller ^ | 3/16/11 | Steven Nelson

Posted on 03/16/2011 3:15:14 PM PDT by Nachum

The White House postponed an event scheduled for Wednesday afternoon where President Obama was supposed to receive an award for a commitment to transparency due to unspecified “changes to the president’s schedule.”

The award was to be presented by organizers of the Freedom of Information Day conference in conjunction with “Sunshine Week” for the president’s “deep commitment to an open and transparent government—of, by, and for the people.”

The Associated Press reported this week that despite pledges of increased transparency, the Obama administration last year responded to fewer Freedom of Information Act requests than the year before.

In 2010 there were 544,360 requests filed at the 35 largest government agencies. The AP reported that the administration “refused to release any sought-after materials in more than 1-in-3 information requests.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: award; commitment; deep; obama
Transparently Opaque
1 posted on 03/16/2011 3:15:22 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Ya can’t make this stuff up!!!


2 posted on 03/16/2011 3:18:07 PM PDT by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: Nachum

Alternate universe


3 posted on 03/16/2011 3:18:17 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


4 posted on 03/16/2011 3:18:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Transparently Kenyan.


5 posted on 03/16/2011 3:20:18 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Nachum

Oh, well, he is deeply committed - deeply - but, well, Bush left things in such an awful state that 0bama just can’t afford transparency. Look! Over there! A bird!


6 posted on 03/16/2011 3:21:10 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2689539/posts

Obama to discuss aid, receive award (for “commitment to an open and transparent government”)
UPI ^ | March 16, 2011

Posted on 03/16/2011 4:22:50 AM PDT by maggief

EXCERPT

— Accept an award from a coalition of good government groups and transparency advocates recognizing “his deep commitment to an open and transparent government — of, by, and for the people” in conjunction with Sunshine Week.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2689821/posts

White House scrubs Obama transparency award ceremony
The Hill ^ | 3/16/2011 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 3:28:09 PM


7 posted on 03/16/2011 3:23:41 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Nachum
due to unspecified “changes to the president’s schedule.”

The reasons for canceling this event are transparent.

8 posted on 03/16/2011 3:24:39 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: Nachum

Was this from the Onion, or Scrappleface?


9 posted on 03/16/2011 3:25:41 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: Nachum; All
"Obama award for ‘deep commitment’......"

Obama Shovel
"A Mind Strong Back Is A Terrible Thing To Waste"

10 posted on 03/16/2011 3:28:36 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

Talk about fail!


11 posted on 03/16/2011 3:29:29 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: Nachum

Giving Obama an award for transparency would be like giving Bill Clinton an award for marital fidelity.


12 posted on 03/16/2011 3:29:41 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (There's way more FUD in the air than there is radiation.)
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"Obama award for ‘deep commitment’ to transparency postponed"


13 posted on 03/16/2011 3:30:40 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum; Liz; sickoflibs; Grampa Dave; calcowgirl; Condor51; Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Transparency award LOL.


14 posted on 03/16/2011 3:30:46 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Budget sins can be fixed. Amnesty is irreversible.)
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To: Nachum

And still the cover up of practically every record ever associated with this communist continues.


15 posted on 03/16/2011 3:31:19 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (There's way more FUD in the air than there is radiation.)
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To: Nachum
The White House postponed an event scheduled for Wednesday afternoon where President Obama was supposed to receive an award for a commitment to transparency due to unspecified “changes to the president’s schedule.”

"Unspecified changes" He's the most transparent! /sarc

Lets see now there's the Rio de Janeiro trip and another golf outing.

16 posted on 03/16/2011 3:43:09 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Nachum

What, was Obama going to give himself a medal?


17 posted on 03/16/2011 3:43:30 PM PDT by ronnyquest (Barack H. Obama is the Manchurian Candidate. What are you going to do about it?)
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To: EternalVigilance

Perhaps these flaming idiots can ask Bozo for his birth certificate and all those school records before the presentation of this award. This award is as outstandingly idiotic as the Nobel Peace prize. The lefties are absolutely insane and with no shame.


18 posted on 03/16/2011 3:46:00 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Nachum

Transparency Award?

19 posted on 03/16/2011 3:57:21 PM PDT by dancusa (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. W. Churchill)
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To: Nachum
I'm actually shocked they postponed it.

They normal MO is is unbridled arrogance and limitless hubris

20 posted on 03/16/2011 3:59:08 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Nachum

“The White House postponed an event scheduled for Wednesday afternoon where President Obama was supposed to receive an award for a commitment to transparency due to unspecified “changes to the president’s schedule.”

It will be rescheduled to an undisclosed time and location.


21 posted on 03/16/2011 4:03:43 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Red Steel

Obama's golf partner.

22 posted on 03/16/2011 4:04:34 PM PDT by dancusa (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. W. Churchill)
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To: Nachum

I sure hope that this asshat organization didn’t spend alot on Zer0’s trophy for transparency.

Maybe it was a make believe invisible award.

Transparency don’cha know


23 posted on 03/16/2011 4:10:56 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips Sink Ships)
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To: Nachum

“In 2010 there were 544,360 requests filed at the 35 largest government agencies.”

Wondering why there are 35, or more largest government agencies. Are they really necessary?


24 posted on 03/16/2011 7:42:08 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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