Money For Nothing

“A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.” —Cyril Connolly

“Laziness is a secret ingredient that goes into failure. But it’s only kept a secret from the person who fails.” —Robert Half

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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.

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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.

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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17 Responses to Money For Nothing

  1. When the government structure is already way left of center, how can we possibly “negotiate” anything with the Democrats?

    • Bob Mack says:

      Their idea of negotiation is adopting all of their proposals. Anything else is “obstructionism.” You’re right, though–the government is already so far left that compromise only means heading even further.

  2. wdednh says:

    Reblogged this on YOU DECIDE.

  3. Bob Mack says:

    Saw this remark by Wes Pruden of the Washington Times, & thought it was worth sharing:

    The Obama White House may not be a coven of radicals out to impose their secular vision of what American could be, if only they could silence the religious conscience. But the president and his men are eager to do the work of such radicals. Only this week, an interviewer asked President Obama why he hadn’t been the “transformative” president he promised to be four years ago. “I deserve a second term,” he said. “We’re not done.”

  4. I wish that I had a schedule as empty as BHO’s. Sheesh.

    • Bob Mack says:

      AOW, I’m retired, and I have a busier schedule than this president…

    • AFVET says:

      He’s busy making money AOW.
      He is being surrounded by true Americans, Americans that see what he is and what he is capable of.
      The silent enemy he fears the most is US.
      He is not transparent to US and he knows that..

  5. AFVET says:

    “Back and back and back again,…”
    Well said Bob.
    I can just hear them, well,…they saw through that attempt, change the title and leave the bill intact.
    Lieberman is just another snake that needs to go away.
    Can’t we just get term limits for crying out loud ?
    Reid is another prime example of the need for term limits.
    By the election of 2012, he will still have 4 years left,….that is why we have got to take the majority in the Senate and relegate him to the back bench.
    We can always hope that if he would lose power, he might resign.

  6. bunkerville says:

    “Back and back and back again,…” the old ALinksy method, wear us out, scatter us…

  7. Bob Mack says:

    From The American Spectator (Bigoted Barack, Red In Tooth And Clause):

    On one level, Obama is nothing more than a glib and empty pol, who careens from focus group to pollster. But on another level, buried deep within his cold and rootless personality, he is a man of perverse tenacity, a convinced socialist and secularist who was trained long ago to run the ball into the end zone for radicalism.

    For all his joshing and superficial charm, he remains the creepy child of post-Enlightenment liberalism — the infant demigod presented between sets of oversized and plastic Greek columns at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, who as the proceedings concluded crawled back into the shadows to watch mutely the adoring crowds below.

    Such a deluded Democratic president was bound to overreach disastrously. Obamacare is a “big f — king deal,” Joe Biden whispered into his ear. And it is — an unconstitutional coup disguised as altruistic legislation that was rammed through Congress by reckless partisan hacks who hadn’t even read it.

  8. Get your paws off my internet, Big Bro!
    Agree with AFVET, Reid has got to be relegated to non signficance after this election.
    Obama’s schedule? What can I say? Did anyone think he had a strong work ethic? C’mon he was a community organizer and a college professor–not exactly strenuous jobs.

  9. cosmoscon says:

    For someonw who hates banks, Obama seems to keep banker’s hours!

    • AFVET says:

      Obama loves banks, and big money.
      Obama is a liar.
      Obama plays on the intelligence of the idiots that don’t even know the name if the vice president of the United States, but are more than willing to take the money from other people that have worked for it and in some cases are being robbed of it due to the creeping socialistic policies Obama and his administration have pushed upon the American People under the guise of the most transparent administration ever.
      I repeat,…Obama is a liar.

      As far as keeping ‘banker’s hours’,….he has 45 CZARS !!!!!!!!!!
      He doesn’t have to do anything more then stand in front of a camera once in a while and periodically pick the pockets of his millionaire buddies to fund his campaign.
      Take a ride on his 747, while laughing at the American People that despise him and all that he stands for.
      He really enjoys showing you the finger.
      Wake Up !

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