Daily Archives: September 4, 2009

Leaked Footage Of President Obama’s Video Address To Our School Children

Posted by Audiegrl
One of our White House operatives has just handed us some extraordinary leaked footage of President Obama’s speech to the nation’s school children. We wanted to get this out to 44D’ers everywhere as soon as possible.

Please send your children and pets out of the room before viewing this extremely disturbing footage. This is also NSFW.

Legalese: The44Diaries will not be held responsible for any personal injury, lose or damage to yourself, or your property during the viewing of this video.

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Filed under Education, Humor, Media and Entertainment, Politics

Auto-Tune The News‘ Takes On Chuck Grassley Over Health Care Metaphors

Senator Chuck Grassley

Senator Chuck Grassley


Posted by Buellboy
(our resident auto-tune expert)

Huffington Post–Michael and Andrew Gregory are back with their EIGHTH installment of “Auto-Tune the News.” So far they’ve taken on Sean Hannity in a gorilla costume, spiced up climate change speeches by GOPers, and used Arianna Huffington’s serious words on the drug war to make light of their own reckless youths. Now they’ve moved on to mocking the Vice President for his long-winded speeches and highlighting Chuck Grassley’s Senate-floor hilarity.

Enjoy!

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Filed under Culture, Humor, Media and Entertainment, News, Politics

Biden Defends Stimulus, But Better Economy Isn’t Helping Obama

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, President Barack Obama, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, President Barack Obama, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

Posted by Betham37
After reading the article I thought, why don’t people read. Because if they were interested in current affairs they would know that things are starting to work for the country. TARP is a huge success and now the Stimulus is working.

But unfortunately people only know that unemployment is bad, so they are very unhappy. Sad, but for years I’ve watched how uninformed our people in the US really are.

Perfect example is the war in Iraq. The average person didn’t research to make sure that this country was in a war because of 9/11, many of them, if you ask them think Saddam Hussein was the reason for 9/11. They just took the word of the Bush admin. Didn’t read newspapers, magazines, or even watch cable news. I remember when it was disproved that Hussein had not been the cause of 9/11 people didn’t even realize that. How do I know? Because I have a big mouth and I always engage strangers about issues if the moment arises. And I’m stunned at how ignorant people are.

So I am truly hoping that maybe, just maybe, they will start listening.

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Filed under Bailout, Economy, Media and Entertainment, Money, News, Politics, Stimulus, TARP

CREW and the Obama Administration Reach Historic Legal Settlement–White House Will Post Visitor Records Online

Guests and their canine companions from the Helen Keller National Center

White House guests and their canine companions from the Helen Keller National Center


Posted by Audiegrl
Today’s statement from the White House says that it will release the names of visitors. Three to four months after the visit they will be posted online. This does not apply to visits that are regarding national security, or extreme confidentiality, or visits to the First Family that are of a personal nature.

This new move will end the lawsuits filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW), a Washington based watchdog group. You can read more about what CREW is calling a ‘historic legal settlement here.

As another indication of his commitment to an open and transparent government, the President announced today that for the first time in history, records of White House visitors will be released. Each month, records of visitors from the previous 90-120 days will be made available online.
“For the first time in history, records of White House visitors will be made available to the public on an ongoing basis,” said President Obama. “We will achieve our goal of making this administration the most open and transparent administration in history not only by opening the doors of the White House to more Americans, but by shining a light on the business conducted inside. Americans have a right to know whose voices are being heard in the policymaking process.”

Aside from a small group of appointments that cannot be disclosed because of national security imperatives or their necessarily confidential nature (such as a visit by a possible Supreme Court nominee), the record of every visitor who comes to the White House for an appointment, a tour, or to conduct business will be released.

Previous administrations fought disclosure of White House visitor logs in court. This administration began a review of the policy during its first days in office.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a government reform organization which has long objected to administrations keeping White House visitor logs secret, said in a statement from its executive director Melanie Sloan:

“Today the Obama administration has proven its pledge to usher in a new era of government transparency was more than just a campaign promise. The Obama administration will have the most open White House in history. Providing public access to visitor records is an important step in restoring transparency and accountability to our government.”

The administration thanks CREW for their participation in the development of this new policy.

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Filed under News, Politics, Transparency