• Why Is Obama Bashing a Whistleblower Law He Signed?

    January 19, 2013

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    Posted in: Democracy

    Why is Obama bashing a Whistleblower Law he signed? Because he isn’t going to actually follow the law, which tries to grant whistleblower protections to government contractors.

    Mother Jones weighs in with an excellent analysis of the a new law supposedly expanding whistleblower protections for some government employees. Obama also signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which extends similar protections to defense contractors who expose waste and corruption. But the NDAA signing came with a caveat that blindsided the bill’s backers and has some in the whistleblower community up in arms: In a “signing statement,” (remember how George W. used those to circumvent the law?) Obama wrote that the bill’s whistleblowing protections “could be interpreted in a manner that would interfere with my authority to manage and direct executive branch officials,” and he promised to ignore them if they conflicted with his power to “supervise, control, and correct employees’ communications with the Congress in cases where such communications would be unlawful or would reveal information that is properly privileged or otherwise confidential.”

    Mother Jones was also kind enough to quote me in the article as saying the signing statement “is merely another expression of [the Obama] administration’s hostile policy toward all whistleblowers…It disappoints me, and devalues my own efforts to bring transparency to the government.”

    Read the full article on Mother Jones.



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    • meloveconsullongtime said...

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      Obama’s arrogation of arbitrary executive power is both the inverse and the converse of King Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy, in which he made himself the Head of the “Church of England” with Parliament’s token consent.

      When King Henry did so, Parliament and the majority of English bishops gave him one limitation, they agreed that he was the Head of the Church “insofar as the law of God allows.” Which was a very strong limitation, continuing to this day as Queen Elizabeth II obeys it and does not meddle much in affairs of church OR state!

      But Emperor Obama acknowledges no limitations by God, nor even by the Constitution.

      Saint Thomas More, pray for what remains of what used to be the USA!

      From the transcripts of the trial of St Thomas More (around 15 minutes altogether):

      Part one: http://gloria.tv/?media=171457

      Part two: http://gloria.tv/?media=171456

      Part three: http://gloria.tv/?media=171459

      01/19/13 5:05 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Answer: because he has major psycho pathology operating at all times. His occasional joking self effacement is a typical ploy by those who know how to cleverly hide a sinister inner demeanor.

      01/19/13 5:29 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      quote:”Obama wrote that the bill’s whistleblowing protections “could be interpreted in a manner that would interfere with my authority to manage and direct executive branch officials,” and he promised to ignore them if they conflicted with his power to “supervise, control, and correct employees’ communications with the Congress in cases where such communications would be UNLAWFUL or would reveal information that is properly privileged or otherwise confidential.” unquote

      Unlawful. Right. With the Congress. Right. Got ya.

      Says our CRIMINAL IN CHIEF. unlawful…

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      This murderer will go down in the annuls of Government Criminal History as NUMERO FUCKING UNO in the UNITED STATES of the goddamned INSANE…that is..if we live to tell about it.

      Folks…we’re goin down fast. Down down down the wormhole at the speed of light. I was born during WWII, and in my entire lifetime, I have witnessed our country at War forever. I’m now worn out, sad, scared, disgusted, enraged, and most of all, ashamed to be of the same specie as these degenerate, vile murderers.

      As we witness the War against the citizens of this nation unfold in every nauseating daily detail, something tells me another Waco/Ruby GREAT MOMENT IN MONUMENTAL USG STUPIDITY is about to render the United States government, unconditionally ILLEGITIMATE. Only this time..IT WON’T BE FREE.

      01/19/13 6:59 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      4

      ps..these words are burning my soul….

      quote:”When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” unquote

      01/19/13 7:08 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...

      5

      @meloveconsul:

      Also from More, one could say of Obama: one may understanding compromising, being a politician, “but for Wales!”? This should be a give-no-ground issue.

      You go, Peter!

      01/20/13 1:55 AM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

      6

      I need to add to self effacement the term self deprecation. Obama wanted-actually needed- to achieve the elevation to POTUS. Once achieved he had no plan of what he should or could do. It is now only about his “legacy” (as if he’s in control-which he isn’t). He is cursed with getting what he thought he wanted. Pretty cliche destiny.

      01/20/13 3:26 AM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

      7

      Calculating the approximate value of the “30 pieces of silver” Judas received for selling Jesus to the Jewish leaders. (EEK! Oblique reference to the Israel lobby!) They were probably Tetradrachms minted by the Seleucids (heirs of one of Alexander the Great’s generals.) Silver tetradrachms of that time were around half an ounce. Taking 2,000 years of general monetary inflation into account, 15 ounces of silver would have been enough for Judas to buy a large White House, if his conscience hadn’t provoked him to kill himself, as Obama’s does not.

      01/20/13 6:26 AM | Comment Link

    • Ron said...

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      Obama is the most corrupt and unethical president ever. He is going to destroy United States by creating debt so large that the country could not get out and the US economy would collapse.

      01/20/13 8:08 AM | Comment Link

    • Dawn said...

      9

      Obama is the most corrupt and unethical president ever. He is going to destroy United States by creating debt so large that the country could not get out and the US economy would collapse.

      01/20/13 8:09 AM | Comment Link

    • Lafcadio said...

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      It’s not just the Obama administration that hates whistleblowers.

      Everybody hates whistleblowers.

      It’s been my experience that the cream, and the scum, rise to the top of your various bureaucratic structures in equal proportion. And some of the “cream” has elements of scum in it.

      The last thing any bureaucratic bootlicker wants is for some mensch buried deep in the recesses of the organization to reveal all the waste, fraud and abuse. That just doesn’t look good on the resume.

      That’s why the State Department hasn’t had a permanent IG in a good long whlle. The best way to ensure that no one finds said waste, fraud and abuse is to not have anyone looking for it.

      01/20/13 12:29 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      “The best way to ensure that no one finds said waste, fraud and abuse is to not have anyone looking for it.”

      By making very public examples of PVB and others who dare document it.

      01/20/13 2:40 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

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      quote:”Obama is the most corrupt and unethical president ever. He is going to destroy United States by creating debt so large that the country could not get out and the US economy would collapse.”unquote

      ..ummm, I beg to differ. Obomination is not a President. He is a self crowned King, who, amongst a long list of Constitutional usurpation’s, has now perpetrated murder. And he knows it. Hence a “secret” get out of jail card, which Eric scumbag Holder, in a moment of comedy the likes of which America has never seen, boldly announced “the Constitution guarantees “due process”..not “judicial process”.

      Priceless. In what Parallel Universe would a sane Supreme Court Judge, render a judgement that grants the Executive the authorization to murder American citizens without so much as a fucking CHARGE? I submit, Bush’s own “secret” memo authorizing TORTURE notwithstanding, the use of “secret memo’s” authorizing ANY act’s perpetrated by the USG that circumvent International Rule of Law, not to mention the Constitution and 1000 years of human rights advancement by virtue of the Magna Carta, is a breach of human ethical values, if not legal sanity, of unconscionable biblical proportions.
      To wit, the vaporization of 16 yr old American teenager, who, on a journey to find his father in Yemen, while sitting in a restaurant with friends, to their surprise, are blown to smithereens via a Hellfire missIle. His father, was previously murdered as a result of the same “guilty” verdict recommended by Obomba’s “secret” panel of distinguished “kill list” experts, which given the final decree by King O, then issues a “death sentence”, to be immediately carried out by our incideous team of CIA video game pilots, who at the moment of death, exclaim in vivid masculine bravado…BUGSPLAT!!

      yesireeebob. Would that a nightmare descend on my brain of unbelievable horror, it could not possibly depict the reality we are living today. Katherin Bigalow aside, I submit Hollywood has yet to produce a fictional account of government gone mad to this degree. So here we are. Orwell x infinity squared.

      The REAL question is..what in the name of God are we going to do about it?

      As to the worst PRESIDENT. I submit Wilson, as he acquiesced to the plot of the vile and evil money changer Cartel, to commandeer our financial system via the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, and snare the entire population of the United States into perpetual debt slavery by virtue of the 16th Amendment, which to this day, by virtue of the continuous Wars it single hand-idly funds, has destroyed more lives than one can comprehend.

      As to the subject of “Whistle blowers”..behold the plum bob…one Senator McFadden, who in recognition of the sublime evilness of the FRA, exposed the entire plot, which upon delivering the following speech, was the recipient of three attempts on his life…

      http://home.hiwaay.net/~becraft/mcfadden.html

      So no, Obomination is not the worst,…yet. Given the fact that some Senator has recently introduced legislation extending Term Limits, we may yet see our wretched Monarch be crowned NUMERO UNO …forever. Won’t that be exciting?

      One more little tidbit of info though.
      quote:
      “The US has conducted military aggression 565 times combining direct military attacks and lesser military interventions between 1798 and the present; 395 of these attacks occurred since World War 11 in, at least, 60 countries up to 1988.

      The estimated numbers of persons killed in these non-defensive wars is placed at 20 million.

      Of these invaded countries the US has bombed 28 nations between the end of the Second World War and 2000. Since then we have had Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and drones against Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen: 34 nations.

” unquote

      Yessireeebob..’Murican exceptionalism in all it’s bloody glory. Now excuse me while I fucking puke.

      01/20/13 5:40 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      13

      Wow. Far out. Looks like the DoS has a new role to play. I wonder if Clinton will suffer hindsight in regards to her retirement from Lies Inc., now that State has a seat on the newly formed “official” Obominable Star Chamber panel of Murder INC. I mean, she coulda had a chance at personally contributing to some poor schmucks demise. Whatta resume builder that would be, right? I could just read her memoir’s now. Ha!
      quoting from The Dissenter:
      “The process, legal principles and information on sequence of approvals in the book of “rules” should be made public. Supposedly, it will include “requirements for White House approval of drone strikes and the involvement of multiple agencies — including the STATE DEPARTMENT — in nominating new names for kill lists.” unquote

      http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/

      Fucking priceless. Rules for murder. Did I mention Parallel Universe? Bartender..make that a double Everclear, with a shot of anisette on the side..hangovers be damned.

      01/20/13 6:54 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...

      14

      Yes, pitchfork et. al., Obama seems crowned, no? His much-touted cool actually belies a lack of conscience. Actually, he reminds me of the Manchurian Candidate, for surely others are animating his sang froid.

      pitch:

      I’ll give you Wilson is surely one of the worst.

      01/20/13 6:56 PM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

      15

      “I’ve been undergoing a metamorphosis” – Caligula

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITuvkuYKz6I

      01/20/13 7:32 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      16

      Rules of Murder

      1. Pick a card, any card.
      2. Shuffle deck.
      3. Insert card into deck backwards.
      4. Perform magical transformation trick.
      5. Spread deck on table face down.
      6. Voila, exposed card=guilty.
      7. Step up to bar.
      8. Propose toast to Bugsplats.
      9. Go home
      10. Sleep well now that the “terrorist” is nothing but vapor.

      01/20/13 7:33 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      17

      ps. 11. See #1

      01/20/13 7:40 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      18

      note to self..To do.

      1. Polish mirror.
      2. Send to Obomination.
      3. Order another double

      01/20/13 7:46 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      19

      Well sooprise sooprise sooprise. A big ole double down on the NDAA. Didn’t I mention this one “won’t be free”?

      Ding ding ding! We have a winner George! And what do we have for tonight’s category. Well Johnny, for naming tonight’s “Who’s the Terrorist?”, we have a personally signed authorization by King O himself.. to yup,you got it Johnny.. to KILL AMERICANS!!(enthusiastic cheering crowd in background)
      You betcha Johnny..each team member will receive a personally autographed, DHS Authorization to exclusively TARGET an American citizen..OF HIS CHOICE!!! AND, as a bonus for answering in less than one second…we have ..you betcha..an all expenses paid trip to any newly designated KILL ZONE of his choice too!! Nothing is too good for our American Safety Soldiers(A.S.S) Johnny. In fact, we have a DOUBLE DOWN bonus too! You bet George. We have a complete array of armaments, and ammunition, including unlimited rounds of Hollow point bullets, in all gauges, two 50cal automatic machine guns and mags, a 50kv Tazer, 2 RPG rockets, and best of all…yesireebob..a fully autonomous DX-5000 drone with two Hellfire missiles! What more could our ASS team need Johnny?

      Thank you George. Well,c ongratulations to all our fine ASS team winners tonight. And now for a word from our proud sponsor, DHS Enterprises LLC. We’ll be right back!

      http://www.examiner.com/article/feds-identify-2nd-amendment-activists-as-terrorists-ohio-drill

      bartender..one scotch, one bourbon, one beer.

      01/21/13 2:11 AM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

      20

      “The best way to ensure that no one finds said waste, fraud and abuse is to not have anyone looking for it.”

      By making very public examples of PVB and others who dare document it.”

      …And then along comes Benghazi.

      Making public examples only works for so long. Those who play with fire, get burned eventually

      01/21/13 9:03 AM | Comment Link

    • meloveconsullongtime said...

      21

      So, although the Emperor’s legal inauguration has already taken place yesterday, he’s going to go through the ritual a second time, today, as a public spectacle.

      The Queen of the UK (and of some Commonwealth Dominions) is subject to an analogous division between her public and personal identities, however in her case it’s a Constitutional requirement to separate them, and furthermore it’s the inverse of how Obama’s PERSONAL role is the inflated one. I’m referring to the “Queen’s Birthday”. The present Queen’s REAL, PERSONAL birthday (sometime in May) is a PRIVATE matter, not for public celebration. However the UK, by law, celebrates a PUBLIC holiday called “The Queen’s Birthday”, but it’s not on the same day as her real birthday. (Australia does the same thing although on a different day than England!)

      In other words, the PUBLIC celebration of “The Queen’s Birthday” – which is in a similar spirit as the American Emperor’s PUBLIC “inauguration” – is set by law. And its being set by law is a symbol of how her PUBLIC, constitutional role is NOT THE SAME as her private personality. It’s a reminder that the Monarchy transcends the individual personality of whoever happens to be the monarch.

      But Obama’s second, unconstitutional, public “inauguration” is the inverse of the Queen’s Birthday. It’s NOT set by law, rather it’s his willful public celebration NOT OF HIS OFFICE, but of his personal self.

      01/21/13 12:29 PM | Comment Link

    • Lisa said...

      22

      meloveconsul,

      Thanks so much for the brilliant “I, Claudius” catch.

      How much it becomes Him, methinks.

      01/24/13 9:34 PM | Comment Link

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