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  • Woman Tells Cops Ex-Boyfriend Stole Her "Obama Phone" During Tussle

    10/28/2014 9:47:37 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 47 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | October 28, 2014 | N/A
    A South Carolina woman told police yesterday that her former boyfriend stole her “Obama phone” during a confrontation yesterday morning, according to an incident report. Tasha Mallory, 29, said that she was on her phone when Desmond Ty’Quan Gray, 22, “entered her apartment uninvited” Monday morning and “began to ask her who she was on the phone with.” Mallory and Gray “are not dating but have one child in common,” cops noted. According to Mallory, Gray tried to grab her phone, but she held it close to her chest “so Mr. Gray could not get to it.” Gray, Mallory alleged,...
  • Supreme Court bans warrantless cell phone searches, updates privacy laws (for 21st century)

    06/25/2014 7:59:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Updated: 10:37 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | By Stephen Dinan
    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot go snooping through people’s cell phones without a warrant, in a unanimous decision that amounts to a major statement in favor of privacy rights. Police agencies had argued that searching through the data on cell phones was no different than asking someone to turn out his pockets, but the justices rejected that, saying a cell phone is more fundamental. The ruling amounts to a 21st century update to legal understanding of privacy rights. “The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the...
  • Consumer Groups Fight $5 ‘Obama Phone’ Fee In Georgia

    12/19/2013 7:35:03 AM PST · by upchuck · 29 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | Dec 19, 2013 | Benjamin Fearnow
    The Federal Communication Commission program, “Lifeline,” subsidizes the wireless service and allows carriers to dispense phones for no cost. Recipients of the free service are considered eligible if they do not earn more than 135 percent of the federal poverty level or if they participate in at least one other federal assistance program such as Medicaid, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or public housing. Georgia alone has nearly 800,000 residents which use the service, but a new policy aimed at cracking down at fraud and wasteful spending forces companies to either increase free airtime to 500 hours or charge...
  • Navigators Warned: Don’t Leave Tax Returns on the Fax Machine

    09/30/2013 6:15:57 PM PDT · by magellan · 46 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | September 30, 2013 | John Kartch
    As Obamacare enrollment begins, the Department of Health and Human Services has a helpful tip for the program's so-called Navigators: "Do not leave documents that contain PII [Personally Identifiable Information] or tax return information on printers and fax machines." The warning is contained in Section 2.4.3 of the 207-page Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator Standard Operating Procedures Manual. The same section asks navigators to "double-check" the fax number before faxing Obamacare enrollee's tax returns: "When faxing PII or tax return information, double-check that the recipient's fax number is correct and that someone is able to pick up the faxed information immediately."...
  • Latino Group Wants to Expand Fraud-Ridden ‘Obamaphone’ Program

    09/24/2013 3:35:02 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 09/03/2013 | Alissa Tabirian
    The real problem with the Lifeline Program that provides free cell phones – commonly known as “Obamaphones” – to low-income individuals is not that it’s been abused, but that not enough low-income Latinos are using the subsidized phones, according to The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). “Probably about 30 to 35 percent of the people who qualify for Lifeline would be Latino, and yet only about 15 percent of the users of Lifeline are Latino,” Brent Wilkes, executive director of LULAC, said in a conference call Wednesday. When CNSNews asked for a comment on documented reports of fraud...
  • Dem Sen. McCaskill calls for criminal charges for 'Obamaphone' cheats

    09/23/2013 5:19:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/23/13 | Brendan Sasso
    Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Monday called for criminal charges to be filed against people who defrauded a federal phone subsidy program. McCaskill sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission, urging the agency to refer examples of fraud in its Lifeline program to the Justice Department for prosecution. "Knowingly providing false information to a government agency for profit must be investigated. If these companies are found in violation of federal law, I expect the DOJ will prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law," she wrote. She also urged the FCC to more aggressively use its own...
  • FCC chief: Reagan could be proud of 'Obamaphone' program

    09/12/2013 5:00:51 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies
    FCC chief: Reagan could be proud of 'Obamaphone' program By Brendan Sasso - 09/12/13 05:58 PM ET Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn forcefully defended her agency's phone subsidy program for the poor in a speech on Thursday. Conservative critics have claimed the FCC's Lifeline program is a wasteful government handout and referred to it as the "Obamaphone program." "Here’s the truth. The Lifeline program long predates the current administration," Clyburn said in the speech at the New America Foundation. "It was actually created during the Reagan administration, so let's give credit where credit is due. The Lifeline program...
  • Study: Welfare pays more than work in most states

    08/20/2013 2:37:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 Aug 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    Looking for a good paying job? Well, look no further. No, really, stop looking. In 35 states, welfare benefits pay more than a minimum wage job, according to a new study by the libertarian Cato Institute, and in 13 states welfare pays more than $15 per hour. “One of the single best ways to climb out of poverty is taking a job, but as long as welfare provides a better standard of living than an entry-level job, recipients will continue to choose it over work,” said Michael Tanner, senior policy analyst and co-author of the study. The study is an...
  • Obama Pushes Cell Phone Rate Hike, without Congress

    08/14/2013 12:08:47 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | 8-14-13
    If you like your ridiculously high cell phone bill, there’s good news: President Obama wants to make it even higher! The president is pushing a plan to raise money by hiking cell phone fees and use the revenue generated to wire up local schools with high-speed Internet access. The idea of allowing states and towns to figure out how to pay for their own Internet access is evidently anathema to this administration, as is the idea that government should stay within its constitutional boundaries. He’s also planning to do this without input from Congress, via the Federal Communications Commission, according...
  • Me and My Obamaphones

    08/01/2013 8:57:13 AM PDT · by National Review · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | August 1, 2013 | National Review
    Not on welfare or below the poverty line? Never mind — here’s your free phone. By Jillian Kay Melchior Confession: You’re paying my phone bill. In the past month, I have received three shiny new cell phones, courtesy of American taxpayers, that should never have fallen into my hands. The Federal Communications Commission oversees the so-called Lifeline program, created in 1984 to make sure impoverished Americans had telephone service available to call their moms, bosses, and 911. In 2008, the FCC expanded the program to offer subsidized cell-phone service, and since then, the expenses of running the program have soared....
  • The 'Obama Phone Lady' Is Back With Another Interview that could be the year's best (Watch Video)

    08/01/2013 8:00:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 01/15/2013 | Billy Hallowell
    Remember the “Obama phone lady”? She’s the outspoken Obama supporter who was caught on video back in September ranting about how the president deserved a second term — mainly because he had given her, among many others, a free phone. She became an instant classic.Well, she’s back. And not only is she back, she’s back in one of the most incredible ways: in an interview with conspiracy-crazed radio host Alex Jones.In a sit down with Jones this week, the woman (real name: Michelle Dowery) gave what can only be described as one of the (if not ​the​) most entertaining interview...
  • New Guide Shows Illegal Immigrants How to Get Free Government Cell Phones

    07/15/2013 10:20:58 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 2 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 07/15/2013
    A new 36-page e-book, purports to guide “undocumented immigrants” through the many numerous manners in which they can receive free government cell phones. Otherwise known as Obamaphones. The book is produced by a website called FreeGovernmentCellPhones.net, which is run by a man named Mark Henry. Henry had been linked to another pro-Obamaphone website prior to the election, which featured flattering imagery of candidate Obama, gave him credit for spreading the wealth around, and served as a campaign propaganda tool. In fact, the new guide for illegal immigrants doesn’t hide their love of the program, or their love of the man...
  • Obama Phone Remix - (J. Geils Band - Centerfold) - Michael Berry Show

    07/12/2013 10:30:26 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | Michael Berry Show
    Enjoy! Obama Phone Remix - (J. Geils Band - Centerfold) - Michael Berry Showhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATOHRElaZQo
  • 'Obama Phone' Investigation - Raw Footage

    06/18/2013 9:19:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 18, 2013 | James O'Keefe
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  • O’Keefe Sting Catches ‘Obamaphone’ Salesmen on Camera: ‘I Don’t Care What You Do With It’

    06/18/2013 9:02:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2013 | John Fund
    James O’Keefe is back. His new book Breakthrough chronicling his undercover video takedowns of ACORN, NPR, and local election officials who ignore voter fraud is being published today. He also has a new video out that should embarrass two companies who distribute government-paid-for “Obamaphones” to people who claim they lack cellular service. Company reps are seen handing them out to O’Keefe allies who say they will sell them for drug money, to buy handbags, or to pay their bills. No objection is heard. O’Keefe will appear on tonight’s O’Reilly Factor to discuss just how much of a scam the $2.2...
  • AT&T to Load iPhones With Emergency Alerts From Obama – That You Can’t Switch Off

    06/16/2013 7:10:15 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 115 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 16, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Just in case you want more Obama in your life… AT&T is loading iPhones with emergency alerts from Barack Obama… That you can’t switch off. AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you won’t be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice ŕ la Day After Tomorrow. You’ll receive a notification from the carrier when your update is ready, but only if you’re using iOS 6.1 or higher. Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you...
  • Life, Liberty, and a Free Phone

    06/02/2013 6:36:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    If you find yourself at a loose end today, take a moment and have a quick look at your latest phone bill. Among the various taxes, surcharges, and fees that clog up the second page, you’ll find something called a “Universal Service Fund” contribution. This suspicious, well-disguised little levy was quietly introduced in the Telecommunications Act of 1996. And you’ll never guess what it’s for. Well, congratulations are in order: You’re paying someone else’s phone bill! Turns out that any American citizen who is on welfare, food stamps, or Medicaid — or whose income is less than 135 percent of...
  • Indiana attorney general probing privacy breach of ‘Obamaphone’ users

    05/20/2013 8:00:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/20/13 | Staff
    The Indiana attorney general’s office confirmed Monday it is investigating a security breach in which Social Security numbers and other personal information were posted online for roughly 44,000 low-income Americans who applied for a federal program that provides discount Internet and phone service. The program was nicknamed the “Obamaphone” during the 2012 election, though it actually started long before President Obama took office. Indiana reportedly has the highest number of applicants, roughly 17,400, who were signed up by TerraCom Inc. and the affiliated YourTel America Inc. Applicants from at least 26 states were exposed to the security breach,
  • Feds Won't Say if Tsarnaevs Had Gov't-Funded Phones

    04/25/2013 3:33:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | April 25 2013 | Wynton Hall
    On Thursday, the Boston Herald reported that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) refused to answer questions about whether Boston terror suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a government-paid cellphone because of privacy laws. The Herald reported Wednesday that “Tamerlan Tsarnaev, his wife and 3-year-old daughter collected welfare until 2012 and that both Tamerlan and Dzhokhar received benefits through their parents ‘for a limited portion’ of the time after they came to the U.S., which was around 2002.” The Lifeline phone subsidy program, referred to as the “Obama phone” program by its critics, charges paying cell phone customers an average monthly...
  • OUTRAGE: Officials Won’t Release Welfare Info for Dead Boston Terrorist, Citing His ‘Privacy Rights’

    04/25/2013 8:30:24 PM PDT · by montag813 · 41 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-25-2013 | John Hill
    Who exactly do you represent? Gov. Deval Patrick dodges questions about how much welfare benefitsthe Chechen terrorists got from his state, citing their "privacy".- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and his state agencies are refusing to release information on what government benefits Boston jihadist Tamerlan Tsarnaev received, following a national furor over reports he and his family received welfare. Their reason? It would violate the dead terrorist's right to privacy!That's right. Led by the stalwart Boston Herald, media entities pressed for info all day. Across the board, state agencies flatly refused to provide information about the taxpayer-funded lifestyle for the 26-year-old...
  • Democrats want hearing on 'Obama phone' program

    03/07/2013 2:57:13 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 Mar 13 | Brendan Sasso
    Three leading House Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats are calling for an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline program, a phone subsidy for the poor that has been disparagingly referred to as the "Obama phone" program. The program, which began long before President Obama took office, has been notorious for waste and abuse. The FCC enacted reforms last year aimed at trimming billions of dollars from the program, but recent reports indicate that people who are ineligible for the program are still receiving subsidies. The program gained more attention last year when conservatives seized on a viral video...
  • Fraud and abuse grow after subsidized telephone program expands (Obama phones)

    02/12/2013 10:07:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb 5, 2013 | By Luke Rosiak -
    Fraud and abuse grow after subsidized telephone program expands A federal program subsidizing phones for the poor increased from 6.8 million to 18 million recipients from 2008 — the year it was expanded to include cell phones — to May 2012. And fraud and abuse from the expansion have been far more extensive than expected, to the extent that tougher enforcement of long-existing rules is projected to bring in enough money to finance the expansion of the program to provide low-income users with free Internet service, according to the Federal Communications Commission report released last week. Up to 15 percent...
  • Obama Phone Lady Wakes Up!

    01/18/2013 2:58:05 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/18/13 | Alex Jones
    I had to see it to believe it! Not an Alex Jones fan by any means but there she is...slamming Obama.Obama Phone Lady Wakes Up
  • Can low-information voters be reached?

    12/28/2012 9:11:25 AM PST · by Perseverando · 64 replies
    WND ^ | December 26, 2012 | Robert Ringer
    Exclusive: Robert Ringer seeks ways to get through to the redistribution-minded While driving into D.C. last week, I was listening to Rush Limbaugh expound on an important issue that I don’t believe many pro-liberty people give much thought to. He said that “low-information” voters present a serious problem because there is no way to reach people who are uninformed. Worse, most of these people don’t like conservatives or libertarians. No doubt about it, Rush has zeroed in on the crux of the problem when it comes to the decline and fall of the American Empire. How in the world do...
  • The Obama-Phone Is Back - But This Time It's Real (CA phones for homeless)

    12/11/2012 9:15:07 AM PST · by mojito · 9 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/11/2012 | Tyler Durden
    While some saw the clip of the lady implying 'victory for Obama means phones for everyone' as perhaps exaggerated out-of-context right-wing propaganda - as that would be preposterous right? - it appears San Francisco took it a little more serious. As SFGate reports, the California Public Utilities Commission is expected to approve (within a couple of weeks) a plan to offer homeless and other poor people in California 'virtually free cell phones and service'. The plan is funded through the federal LifeLine program and is designed to enable these individuals to 'keep in touch with family, potential employers and others...
  • Chris Christie: Romney's 'Gifts' Comments 'Divisive'

    11/16/2012 12:32:51 PM PST · by Arthurio · 89 replies
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday added his name to a growing list of Republicans who are rebuking Mitt Romney over his “gifts” comments. “You can't expect to be a leader of all the people and be divisive,” said Christie on MSNBC’s Morning Joe when asked if he agreed with fellow Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who was one of the first to criticize the former GOP nominee over the comments. In a conference call with donors Wednesday, Romney said that minorities and young people voted for Obama because he offered them “gifts.” Said Christie: “You have to...
  • New Lyrics to "Proud to Be an American" By Lee Greenwood

    11/15/2012 9:28:34 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 13 replies
    I made up a song parody for Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American" that I think is fitting; edits welcome.
  • Prepare For A Wave Of Looting After Hurricane Sandy

    10/30/2012 2:31:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 30 October 2012 | Abbey Rogers
    It's all anecdotal at this point, but if crime reports following hurricanes Katrina and Irene are any indication, the East Coast is in for a crime wave, post-Sandy. No reports of looting or Hurricane Sandy-related crimes have been reported yet but that doesn't mean we won't see some soon. Following Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating hurricane in modern memory, New Orleans was besieged with reports of looting, rape, and murder, causing delayed troop deployments, delayed medical evacuations, and police department mutiny, The New York Times reported in 2005....(excerpt)
  • Three Cheers for the Obamaphone Lady

    10/18/2012 6:56:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | October 18, 2012 4:46 pm | Kevin D. Williamson
    Call it racist, call it unfair, call it whatever you like: As a political ad, the Tea Party Victory Fund “Obamaphone lady” ad is a masterpiece. The genius is in combining the simple facts-and-figures stuff (one in seven Americans on food stamps, etc.) with the way-out-of-left-field Obamaphone lady, who, even though she doesn’t seem to know that the phone-subsidy program was launched under the Reagan administration, expresses something true (in gross, cartoon form; i.e., in perfect political-ad form) about the entitlement mentality that anti-Obama (as opposed to pro-Romney) voters abhor intensely. The music is an inspired touch, too. This ad...
  • Tea Party Drops Hardcore Ad Starring 'Obama Phone' Lady

    10/15/2012 10:02:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    fox ^ | 10/15/12 | staff
    Super PAC Tea Party Victory Fund is using the "Obama Phone" lady in a new Ohio swing-state aimed ad. The pitch for the video, which asks donors for help in spreading the video in the state, is written by the Fund's chairman Ken Blackwell, Ohio's former secretary of state, via SLATE: This is it-- this is the October surprise. We just need to get this ad on television today. Will you help us? This commercial is a microcosm of the difference between Republicans and Democrats. Republicans want to create an environment where free people make their own choices and pursue...
  • VIDEO: Woman hoards "30" Government Life line phones or Obama phones

    10/11/2012 9:28:50 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 21 replies
    FOX-TV Baltimore ^ | Sept. 30, 2012 | FOX-TV Baltimore
    Maryland woman has 6 "Obama phones" in her purse, and claims to have have obtained a total of 30 of them... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aTYiKjFnMos
  • Carlos Slim, World’s Richest Man, Gets Richer Supplying ‘Obamaphones’ to Poor

    10/10/2012 1:53:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 10, 2012 | By Perry Chiaramonte
    A Mexican telecom mogul who holds the title of world's richest man, and one of President Obama's top donors are both getting even richer from the U.S. government program that supplies so-called "Obamaphones" to the poor. Carlos Slim, who has an estimated net worth of $70 billion, owns a controlling stake in TracFone, which makes $10 per phone for each device it provides to poor Americans. The company, whose president and CEO is Frederick “F.J.” Pollak, also makes money from extra minutes and data plans it sells to subscribers who get phones and service through the government's Lifeline program. The...
  • Obama Phone Remix (parody song)

    10/09/2012 6:25:17 PM PDT · by randita · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/30/12 | ccgsales
    A new rap star is launched.Obama Phone Remix (parody song)
  • THE ORIGINS OF THE ‘OBAMA PHONE’ (A FEDERAL FCC PROGRAM IN EXISTENCE BEFORE OBAMA WAS ELECTED)

    10/08/2012 2:50:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/07/2012 | John Hayward
    The origins of the ‘Obama phone’ A viral video flying around the Internet in the last week of September introduced America to the “Obama Phone Lady,” an angry woman with a shrill voice who turned up at an Ohio rally for the Republican presidential candidate and snarled, “Romney sucks!” Asked why she supported Obama, she rattled off a list of benefits, including: “Everybody in Cleveland minorities got Obama phones! Keep Obama in President, you know? He gave us a phone!”Her in-your-face determination to hang on to government benefits rankled taxpaying Americans. But the most widespread immediate response to the video...
  • ObamaPhones Profiting Obama Donors

    10/08/2012 10:09:26 AM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 8, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    A wireless company profiting from the so-called “Obama phone” giveaway program is run by a prominent Democratic donor whose wife has raised more than $1.5 million for the president since 2007. Last week a video of a President Barack Obama supporter in Ohio claiming to have received a free phone from the president—“[Obama] gave us a phone!”—went viral, prompting media outlets to investigate. Since 1985 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has operated a program called Lifeline, originally designed to provide free landline phone service for low-income individuals. The government subsidizes telecommunications firms providing the service, and those firms also pass...
  • VIDEO: Obamaphone Lady II: "I'm from Cleveland Ohio...Down in the Bronx!"

    10/06/2012 4:55:37 AM PDT · by tellw · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5 oct 2012 | RealFreedom1776
    Click on link to watch more video of Obamaphone Lady. "I'm from Cleveland, Ohio down in the Bronx!"
  • Move Over Obamagirl - Here Come's the Obamaphone Lady

    10/04/2012 11:08:53 PM PDT · by zencycler · 20 replies
    self,vanity | 10/5/2012 | self
    Hey B, it’s me. If you’re there, pick up. I just got my phone from the Obamaphone plan. [Sigh] Anyway, call me back. I was walking around, didn't know what to do Democratic Convention 2-0-1-2 I never wanted to have anything more Than a free phone from you So I put down the help wanted ads Knew that phone had to be mine So black and sexy, it's so fine ‘Cause I’ve got a crush on my Obamaphone I cannot wait, 'til 2-0-1-6 'Cause I know my Bammy boy will get me my phone fix Then I can make some...
  • Black Americans: Romney Should be EASIER Choice for You than for Conservatives

    10/04/2012 10:17:21 AM PDT · by publius321
    Any supposed concerns about Romney from Black Americans are completely contrary to Romney's history in governing. "Obama phone vs Romney car Part II"... (continued) (Interactive transcript button available for "humble..."
  • The "Obama Phone" Lady vs. Angry White Men with Guns

    10/03/2012 8:00:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | October 2, 2012
    ..............In the Right-wing's dreamworld, the Obama Phone Lady is a "surplus" person with no place in an Ayn Rand fantasy, what is the Tea Party GOP's dystopian soon-to-be made true reality. Culture is also transmitted through historical memory. The white gun shop owner who believes that Obama is a socialist usurper represents a type ofwhiteness that is not benign. While white folks imagine themselves through the lens of white privilege (where they are kind, innocent, and good). For others, Whiteness (and by implication, white people) has been a harbinger of violence, death, destruction, and exclusion. White men with guns who...
  • Team Obama trying to unring the Obamaphone

    10/02/2012 12:09:22 PM PDT · by dead · 176 replies
    Up until the viral video of Obamaphone Lady appeared (“Keep Obama in president, you know!”), the webpage at obamaphone.net was all about how President Obama was giving all the poor people free phones. As if he was paying the bill, rather than us. But now that the Obamaphone Lady has been exposing the program so effectively as a vote-buying giveaway to hate-filled societal leeches, the Obamaphone.net page has changed completely. Guess what?! Obama has nothing to do with it! As you might expect, it’s Bush’s fault, at least partially. The webpage that previously bragged about how much Obama was doing...
  • "Uncle Sam's Unlimited Plan" (Obamaphone) MUST SEE AND SHARE VIDEO

    10/02/2012 8:09:24 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/21/12 | Rep. Tim Griffin, R- Arkansas
    Learn more about this costly government giveaway, the "Obamaphone"VIDEO
  • 'Obama phone' viral video puts spotlight on FCC’s phone-access program

    10/02/2012 8:07:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 1, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    Conservatives have seized on a viral video of a woman saying she plans to vote for President Obama because he gave her a free phone, arguing it highlights a wasteful government handout. The conservative Drudge Report displayed the video at the top of its website last week, and radio host Rush Limbaugh pointed to the video to argue that Obama is making people dependent on the government. "So these are the people that don't like Romney because of what he said about the 47 percent? No, these are the 47 percent," Limbaugh said. "She knows how to get this free...
  • Obama Phone Remix - (J. Geils Band - Centerfold) - Michael Berry Show - 10/1/12

    10/01/2012 8:54:25 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    Michael Berry Show ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | Michael Berry Show
    Obama Phone Remix - (J. Geils Band - Centerfold) - Michael Berry Show - 10/1/12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N680dYVPKqU This is the best parody video I've seen so far. It was on the Michael Berry Show. Awesome stuff. Make it go Viral!! Thank you Michael Berry!http://www.ktrh.com/pages/michaelberry.html
  • Obamaphone Lady Remix (Bananaphone Parody)

    10/01/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 28, 2012 | David Madeira Show
    This is hilarious. I'm thinking about making it my ring tone. XD
  • Free Phones and the Loss of Freedoms

    09/30/2012 8:03:06 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 30, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Statistics are odd things. They can grab one’s attention; they can utterly fascinate, or they can make one’s eyes glaze over. Election seasons are a great time for such examples – candidates, parties, and commentators all use statistics to make their points, but all too often, the important issues are lost in the shuffle of challenges or defenses to the statistics. The modern welfare state presents such a problem. Consider the “rise of the Obamaphone” in recent years, as a three-decade-old policy of providing the most indigent with a subsidized landline has been translated by the current administration as a...
  • No, You're the Racist, or Blogging About Obama Phones

    09/30/2012 3:58:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 28, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve
    Yesterday we asked "How Racist Is the Obama Phone Video?" It turns out that we didn't just need to explain the degree of the racism, but whether it was racist at all. After rallying around a video of a black woman explaining (incorrectly) that Obama had given her a free cell phone as a sure-fire way of boosting Mitt Romney's campaign ("I could see that video turned into an incredible ad. No voice over needed. Just let it play and at the end, 'I'm Mitt Romney and I approved this message.' Landslide."), some folks acted outraged that we would notice...
  • ‘Truth Team’ rushes to throw ‘Obama Phone’ woman under bus

    09/28/2012 9:29:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 27, 2012
    TruthTeam2012✔ @truthteam2012 FACT: Discounted phone services are provided through telecom companies, “the President has nothing to do with it.” OFA.BO/s2aYR9 27 Sep 12 Reply Retweet Favorite It didn’t take long for the video of a screeching Mitt Romney protester (and 47-percenter poster star) in Ohio to go viral and for #ObamaPhone to trend on Twitter. The Obama campaign noticed it too, and you’d think they’d be quick to thank such a passionate supporter for her boots-on-the-ground help, but instead the campaign’s “Truth Team” has wasted no time disconnecting. RB@RBPundit It's interesting that Team Obama felt the need to "correct" the...
  • Viral video touting free 'Obama phone' puts spotlight on federal program

    09/28/2012 7:08:57 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/28/2012 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    A viral video of an Obama supporter touting her “Obama phone” has put the spotlight on an obscure federal program that provides discounted phone service to qualifying low-income Americans. “Keep Obama as president,” the animated woman says on the video. “He gave us a phone.” The video is drawing attention to the government program — Lifeline — as a national debate unfolds on entitlements and the growing percentage of Americans who pay no income taxes and get a long menu of government benefits. But even though some beneficiaries may credit President Obama for providing the phones, Lifeline is an extension...
  • Free Obama Phones: Fact vs. Fiction (FUNNY)

    09/28/2012 3:16:47 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 14 replies
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 9/28/2012, 10:52 am | The People's Blog
    WASHINGTON, September 28, 2012 – Do you pay taxes and ever wonder what exactly Obama is doing with your money? This viral video shows the end result of one miraculous government program that gives away free cell phones; it keeps the Democrat voters both fired up and totally oblivious to the world around them. But what makes this program even more miraculous is that while the monthly charges go directly to the taxpayer, an illusion is created that the phones are given to the entitled voters personally by the Oprah-like President Obama: "You get a phone! And you get a...
  • Just How Racist Is the 'Obama Phone' Video? (Atlantic: It's racist to show videos of Obama voters)

    09/28/2012 7:54:31 AM PDT · by Qbert · 81 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | SEP 27, 2012 | ELSPETH REEVE
    There was a video leading the Drudge Report on Thursday afternoon of a poor black woman with messed-up teeth saying she's voting for President Obama because he gave her a free phone, and perhaps you have some questions about it. Questions like: Is this video racist? Is Obama really giving away phones? Is anyone really bothered by these Obama Phones? And, come on, this is just blatant racism, right? We'll try to answer them. Is this Obama Phone phone real? Sort of. The Federal Communications Commission has a program called Lifeline that provides low-cost or free phone service. The agency's website says...