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  1. Harry Boy

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    Arrogant Little Dictator:
    I wonder how well it would go over if President Clinton/Bush excluded The Press From A "Press' Award, It's not hard to see why Castro/Chavez/Iran love this new little "Bowling Moron"

    Barack Obama was elected commander in chief promising to run the most transparent presidential administration in American history.

    This achievement and the overall promise of his historic administration caused the National Newspaper Publishers Assn. to name him "Newsmaker of the Year."

    The president is to receive the award from the federation of black community newspapers in a White House ceremony this afternoon.

    The Obama White House has closed the press award ceremony to the press.
    Obama White House bars press from press award ceremony | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times
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    #12 Jersey

    Journalist need not apply.
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    How will Chris Mush Mouth Matthews handle this one.

    The slobbering gushing cover ups are forthcoming.
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    [size=+4]So much for "transparency". :( [/size]



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    It is interesting that this is only being reported on this blog and on a site called stop the ACLU.. no one else seems to think it is a big deal.. if the press is presenting the award and is present for the award, then the the press is present..

    The press is limited in all functions, not everyone can go to a WH function or a press conference.. could it be that there was an assumption of press being present at a press award, that there was press present. The press were not absent or excluded if the press was present..

    How does this work, do you google Obama Bad and come up with this obscure stuff that one one gives a shyt about????
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    #12 Jersey

    I heard it on (surprise) Fox news this morning. :confused2:
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    You'll never hear about from the lefty MSM, Matt Lauer would set himself on fire before he'd talk about this one.
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    Read this in the newspaper today. Oh, the irony!

    I guess the press has just learned the definition of change.
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    Ah yes, the tired Con man tactic whereby you keep silent (or gleefully advocate) daily Bush League secrecy for 8 years, then turn around and chirp loudly when his progressive successor dismisses the press ONE DAY for his own award. ... No one gives a shyt.

    This is why you're the most ignored poster on this forum, Harry... Well done.

    It's an innocuous award for HIMSELF... Get back to us all when he blocks the press from his national energy policy, or testimony in front of an investigative commission ... See a difference yet?

    Yeah, you hate the black guy... We get it. ... Good for you, Grand Wizard.

    But learn some semblance of perspective, if at all possible.
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    What does an award ceremony have to do with the transparency of the function of government?
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    If we present the award to him do you have to leave the thread, being PressCoverage and all?

    Seriously guys. You have no sense of the good of the nation at all. Again, dissent is fine, but how does this even qualify?
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    Does not surprise me, must have picked it up from a blog..

    Without regard the press is limited on many POTUS functions, if the press is receiving an award the press is present...
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    If Messiah does it, it's OK, if it isn' OK we just won't talk about it.
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    Sure you will, you'll talk incessantly about it. You guys hate Obama for winning, period. It's got nothing to do with policy. The rest of America sees you jumping that gun, and they'll remember. The Republican party's been in a state of civil war since Paulson became socialist, not even since the election, longer than that. It will take a great deal of common sense in that party to come back from that debacle... and the right will continue to spew about faux "issues," like a guy wanting his own award to be a private rather than public presentation.

    Yer funny :)
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    Hi,
    I know we'll talk about it but the MSM and the Obama groupies will just pretend that these things don't happen, thats politics and thats human nature.

    Jackie Onassis once said when speaking of Poor people "there's them, and there's us"

    In other words "my dog's better than your dog" (dog food company once said that)

    Messiah's private presentation, he's the President Of The USA almost nothing is private until he closes his bedroom door, the MSM sold their souls for this guy the least he could have done was let Katie Couric take a couple of pictures (why did he want this thing private) I would think this would be great PR his groupies all across the land would have something new to fawn and gush over....

    :bricks:
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    One last time, let me try to really dumb this down, there are limited press invited to all functions in the white house.. so if he gives an award to the press the press is not absent.. or the press is present.. every president limits the press at WH functions.. it is not all that hard.
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    I don't hate the guy for being black and winning; he has given black Americans a breath of fresh air and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that!

    But Obama has got to realize that the economy was tanked because of fundamentally flawed legislation that effectively forced the banks of America to give loans to people who simply did not have the means or the wherewithal to fulfill their obligation of paying back the loan. Not rocket science. The CRA was not the entire problem but it WAS the beginning of the problem. And if the boy-wonder Geitner and the rest of Obama brain-trust don't get hip to that, we'll all be using the Chinese yuan instead of dollars soon, getting loans from the Bank of China instead of the Bank of America.


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    Again, here's one of the 20 million articles out there debunking the CRA canard:

    Study Blames Lenders, Not Borrowers for Mortgage Mess

    Now, let's just modify what Obama, Geithner, et al. need to understand: They need to understand the truth of every angle of this mess. The subprime mess that touched off the collapse, the farcical mantra of deregulation we'd pursued since the 1980s, the laughable assumption of annualized 8% growth in investment portfolios overall, the speculative bubbles that led to, all of it.

    I get that you like the idea that everything stems from the CRA, when in fact it seems that the CRA was barely involved in this debacle.

    But the CAP loans which made up the vast majority of CRA loans were not the problem; it was the subprime loans, which did not make up a large chunk of CRA product.

    Beyond that: the fact that this mess is upon us largely following from the commoditization of mortgage debt, and within that, bad mortgage debt, is only part of the story. Bad mortgages are bad, and they were written because the loan originator had nothing on the table. He transferred his risk immediately. The people who should have been looking at their own risk from MBS stopped doing so, only tracking performance, and they backed other agreements based only on performance not risk. AIG was big on that one. The whole scheme of things was exacerbated because Wall Street has in essence become one big casino, where we write "contracts" (derivatives) made up of all sorts of fancy clauses and mathmatical formulae, that nobody understands. These are glorified bets. Again, we create another black-box instrument: We only know that the derivative in question is making us money rather than losing it. Oh well, if the derivative and the MBS are sketchy, maybe I better protect myself. I'll buy a credit default swap just in case. BUT I'M BUYING IT FROM AN INSURANCE COMPANY THAT DOESN"T HAVE TO ACT LIKE AN INSURANCE COMPANY! So they're writing me insurance they can't pay on, on derivatives I can't understand, and mortgages that should never have been written.

    Why? Because it wasn't anybody's job to look at the system as a whole and realize that when the music stopped, we'd have a collection of very precisely worded worthless paper around. There simply wasn't enough money anywhere to pay off every swap written. Hence, AIG.

    I also know that, in pursuit of a bad borrower being goaded on by a bad Democrat somewhere in the past, you'd prefer to say "oh but this whole thing started with bad loans, and I saw a Youtube that said the CRA is where all bad loans ever written came from."

    The trouble is not only that it's just not true. The trouble is that even with a healthy home market, we would simply have continued to lurch around with this ticking timebomb of a financial system, waiting until someone wrote a big enough bet they couldn't cover. It just so happened it was the real estate bubble.

    Well, as Buffet said, you only know who's been swimming naked when the tide goes out. So the real estate bubble popped, exposing just how insane our theories of market capitalization had become. But we've been lurching from bubble to bubble for decades now.

    Could the dynamics of the pension world have been the proximate cause instead, had we waited a few years? Maybe. How about if the bubble hadn't exploded, but had just hissed out its air over a few years? What if all the boomers that are now thinking about retiring at 70 had gleefully taken their money off the table at age 60? Could that have been the goad?

    Whatever the catastrophic worst case was, someone would have written you a CDS against that eventuality, as it is reflected in defaults by a class of investor; the swaps markets weren't even under any scrutiny until all this went kablooey.

    So, no real estate collapse, no market collapse? We'll never know, but I think that's wishful reconstruction. We do know that bad loans were the proximate cause, but that what has been exposed is a much more complex, and much more systemic vulnerability.

    PFnV
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    Maybe he doesn't want everyone to see, or hear, what the people at the event are going to say. Who knows.

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