“Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it’s only kept a secret from the person who fails.” —Robert Half
A Day In The Life
There are a lot of Americans these days who aren’t working, and looking at Ulsterman’s review of today’s presidential schedule, it seems as if Barack Obama is one of them:
Barack Obama’s presidential salary is $400,000 per year – plus the other perks such as free governmental housing, a free vacation home, free travel, free golf…well, you get the picture.
And yet, has there ever been a president who manages to do so very little while on the job? If you take away the fundraising efforts that now dominate President Obama’s schedule, there is even less to show for a president who clearly cares little for the requirements of a job he now is asking the American people to re-elect him to for another four years.
Each day the White House quietly releases President Barack Obama’s daily schedule to the media – and each day the media ignores how very little this president actually does.
Well, according to the official White House schedule, Barack Obama’s work day does not begin until 11:15 where he receives a quick briefing. (Recall Insider stating that anything more than 15 minutes is far too long for Obama’s attention span)
After that briefing President Obama has nothing else on his schedule until nearly 3:00 in the afternoon where he then meets briefly with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti for a smile and nod photo op session.
Following his photo op with the Italian Prime Minister, Barack Obama has nothing scheduled until 7:10 p.m. when he leaves the White House to attend a private campaign fundraiser among liberal Washington D.C. multi-millionaires.
So in summary, a work day that does not begin until nearly the noon hour, followed by a photo op, followed by a wine-n-dine campaign fundraiser later that evening.
And so goes President Barack Hussein Obama’s work schedule for Thursday, February 9th, 2012.
Dropping The SOPA
And in the Plain of Reid’s, otherwise known as the U.S. Senate, where the Desert Rat from Nevada tirelessly tunnels beneath the Constitution and the will of the People, the recently flushed SOPA/PIPA legislation, disguised as a measure to protect ‘intellectual property’ but actually a way to squelch free speech on the Net at the whim of the President, has raised its ugly hydra-head once more:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, following a recent anti-piracy legislative debacle with SOPA and PIPA, will lead his second effort of 2012 to push Internet-regulating legislation, this time in the form of a new cybersecurity bill. The expected bill is the latest attempt by the Democrats to broadly expand the authority of executive branch agencies over the Internet. Details about the bill remain shrouded in secrecy. (Democrats To Continue Internet Coup With New Cyber Bill/The Daily Caller)
That’s the Democratic way, or at least, the way of Obama—have your cronies draft unpopular legislation covertly, then vote on it in the low hours of a weekend night when nobody’s around. And if you can’t do that way, just issue an Executive Order or instruct one of your flaky czars to issue a new regulation.
[...] some leaks suggest that the bill will grant the authority to crack down on the Internet to the executive branch of power, namely the White House. It looks highly possible taking into consideration that the legislation has to come out of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, chaired by Connecticut Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman.
The same Lieberman who earlier co-sponsored the so called Kill Switch bill that could allow the president of the United States to “declare a cybersecurity emergency,” and practically shut down the Internet.
After outrage from Internet advocacy groups, Kill Switch never made it in the Senate. This time it may be back under a new name.(Senate sneaks in SOPA under a new name)
Back and back and back again…from amnesty for illegals to controlling the Internet, no matter how many times the bad ideas of the Democrats are rejected, they always, like herpes, seem to recur.