Barack Obama’s Treasury Dept. Approved Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Trip to Cuba … Claims their Wedding Anniversary Vacation Was an Educational Exchange Trip
More transparency from the 1% President …
Barack Obama’s the 1% President’s Treasury Department approved Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s vacation to Cuba. Of course they did. It was educational of course. Of course it was. According to Reuters, a New York-based nonprofit, Academic Arrangements Abroad, organized the trip. , Reuters said. Beyoncé and Jay-Z went on their fifth wedding anniversary, and visited a dance group, a children’s theater company and an arts institute. I guess if Obama feels he can’t vacation in Cuba, he will send his peeps instead. No quid pro quo or cronyism here, its not like Beyoncé and Jay-Z have not done fund raisers for Obama. Oh wait, they have. What a joke, if you filed such a trip like this on your tax returns as a business trip, you would be getting a call from the IRS.
The late John Belushi provides his opinion on Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s approval for their anniversary tip to Cuba under the guise it was educational exchange
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s recent controversial trip to Cuba was approved by the Treasury Department in advance of their travel, new documents show.
According to a letter obtained by CNN Tuesday, the Treasury Department wrote to two members of Congress who called for an investigation of the trip and explained the type of travel license obtained by the superstar couple.
“It is our understanding that the travelers in question traveled to Cuba pursuant to an educational exchange trip organized by a group authorized by OFAC [the Office of Foreign Assets Control] to sponsor and organize programs to promote people-to-people contact in Cuba,” the letter read.
It is obvious that Barack Obama just does not care and he makes no secret about it. Its good to be King Obama and even better to be one of his homies. If you are in with Obama, you don’t just get to stay in the Lincoln bedroom, provided tax payers money for failed green energy businesses or allwed in the White House to party while “We the People” are no allowed tours … you get to go to Cuba for your wedding anniversary under the guise of an educational exchange trip.
Republican Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida took issue with the trip, and over the weekend asked the U.S. Treasury to investigate.
After receiving the Treasury’s response Tuesday, Ros-Lehtinen was not satisfied.
“If the tourist activities undertaken by Beyoncé and Jay-Z in Cuba are classified as an educational exchange trip, then it is clear that the Obama Administration is not serious about denying the Castro regime an economic lifeline that US tourism will extend to it,” she said in a statement.
“That was a wedding anniversary vacation that was not even disguised as a cultural program. As more human rights activists engage in hunger strikes, I don’t think they will see any evidence of how this scam endeavor will help them become independent of the regime.”
Posted April 10, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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The United States Cancels Part of Missile Defense That Russia Opposed … It’s Just Barack Obama Being More Flexible
Comrade Obama keeps his word to Moscow …
Huh, remember when President Barack Obama was caught on an open mic telling Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with Russia on issues like missile defense after he was reelected? Guess what America, that time is now. As reported at the NY Times, the United States [Obama] has canceled the final phase of a Europe-based missile defense system that was fiercely opposed by Russia. As Just One Minute correctly states, “the election and the North Korean missile tests give Obama the excuse to do what he wanted to do anyway.” Just how weak and clueless is Obama as a Commander in Chief?
The United States has effectively canceled the final phase of a Europe-based missile defense system that was fiercely opposed by Russia and cited repeatedly by the Kremlin as a major obstacle to cooperation on nuclear arms reductions and other issues.
Russian officials here have so far declined to comment on the announcement, which was made in Washington on Friday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel as part of a plan to deploy additional ballistic missile interceptors to counter North Korea. The cancellation of some European-based defenses will allow resources to be shifted to protect against North Korea.
If Obama had been in Office during the 1980′s, the Soviet Union would never have collapsed and the Iron Curtain would still be standing.
Will Susan Rice be Obama’s New National Security Adviser after Failed Sec. of State Bid … What About Benghazi?
Just curious … what had changed for UN Ambassador Susan Rice and Benghazigate?
UN Ambassador Susan Rice appears to be Barack Obama’s front runner to be his new National Security Advisor. Yes, the same Susan Rice who went on the five Sunday talk shows and lied for the Administration that the attacks in Benghazi, Libya were a reaction to a video tape and not terrorism. Rice had to withdraw her name from being Secretary of State as the heat became too much of a political liability. She stated that she did not want to be a distraction to Barack Obama’s second term and agenda. She thought that her nomination would be politicized and prolonged. After having met with GOP Senators Ayotte, McCain and Graham regarding her misleading statements on Benghazi, they were more troubled after their meeting with Rice than before. So what is going to be the difference this time? She still has to answer questions on Benghazi. So how does Rice get rewarded for misrepresenting the facts on Benghazi that saw the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens?
Susan E. Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who lost out in a bruising bid for the job of secretary of state, may have the last laugh.
Rice has emerged as far and away the front-runner to succeed Thomas E. Donilon as President Obama’s national security adviser later this year, according to an administration official familiar with the president’s thinking. The job would place her at the nexus of foreign-policy decision making and allow her to rival the influence of Secretary of State John F. Kerry in shaping the president’s foreign policy.
The appointment would mark a dramatic twist of fortune for Rice, whose prospects to become the country’s top diplomat fizzled last year after a round of television appearances in which she provided what turned out to be a flawed account of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
It would appear good soldiers who lie and misrepresent the facts for Obama and then fall on their sword are rewarded by President Barack Obama.
Quid Pro Quo … Detroit City Council Woman JoAnn Watson Tells Obama, We Voted for you, Now Bail us Out with Government Bacon
Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You“. Ask what you can do for your country.
Ask not what you can do for your country, but what you can take from your country. Welcome to the Obama “Quid pro quo” BACON BAILOUT.
The Left demands government pork for votes … Detroit Council woman Joann Watson wants some “bacon” from Barack Obama after blacks voted for him. Elections do have consequences and now it appears time for Obama to payback for all of his class warfare political rhetoric. Watson literally said its time for some “quid pro quo”. Since blacks in Detroit, Michigan overwhelmingly voted for Obama, they deserve a bailout. Thus, as stated at Michelle Malkin, a city that has been consistently mismanaged and run into the ground now expects and demands a bailout. It is the same old story as usual. Provide no fiscal responsibility and expect that some one else will bail you out. All that is accomplished is the same vicious, idiotic cycle continues. Look for Illinois and California to be asking Obama to bail out their failed states as well. It is obvious that people voted for Obama for what he could take from others to give to them.
Our people voted for Obama and now we expect pork from him. How morally bankrupt has this country become?
The city of Detroit faces a major financial crisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help.
City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month’s election was enough reason for the president to bailout the struggling the city. (Click the video player to listen)
“Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that,” said Watson. “Of course, not just that, but why not?”
As Weasel Zippers opines, Bacon is defined as Obamaphones, EBT cards, food stamps, “stimulus” money.
Obama White House: Obama ‘Is Not Particularly Concerned’ Whether Susan Rice Misled the American People
Just a note to the American public, four Americans were murdered by terrorist as they pleaded for help and none came … The Obama Administration does not care.
Yesterday, White House Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, in a response to a question from Major Garrett on whether the Obama administration’s mishandling of Benghazi raises “core questions of basic competency,” that the Obama administration “is not particularly concerned” about misleading the public on the attack of the Benghazi consulate. Making matters worse, not only does Obama “not particularly concerned”, he is rubbing America’s nose in the ground by praising Ambassador Rice. claiming he could not have been prouder. Obama called her “extraordinary”.
From The Weekly Standard. Just curious, how can one be concerned about what happened in Benghazi, if you purposely sent people out to mislead the American public as to what happened in Benghazi? Hmm?
“What the president is worried about, Major, is what happened and why in Benghazi. He is not particularly concerned about whether the ambassador or I went out and talked about the fact that we believed extremists might have been responsible. And whether we named them as al Qaeda or not does not–no, it certainly doesn’t have any bearing on what happened and who was responsible as that investigation was continuing on Benghazi.”
Rice extraordinary? What else would one expect from Obama, except doubling down. Benghazi-gate, a lie at hand and a scandal waiting to explode, only if the MSM actually decided to do their job. Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte, John McCain and Lindsey Graham all met with Ambassador Rice and left the meeting more troubled than before. But wait, it gets worse. Even uber-RINO Senator Susan Collins of Maine met with Rice and said, she remained deeply troubled that Ms. Rice did not seem to have a good answer for why the White House did not immediately classify the attack as an act of terrorism.
Face it America, Barack Obama does not care that four Americans died, does not want to get to the truth and will continue the cover up because it all points back to him and shows him to be incompetent and a non-leader. It was all about Obama’s reelection, not leadership.
Posted November 29, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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Charles Krauthammer: Petraeus Thought He Could Keep His Job … White House ‘Held Affair Over Petraeus’s Head’ For Favorable Testimony On Benghazi
QUID PRO QUO? So why does a sex scandal make it impossible for a CIA director like General David Petraeus to keep his job? Being black mailed and pressured to do and say things that are not true of course. But what happens when the blackmail and pressure comes from within, like the White House?
Charles Krauthammer has once again got it 100% correct. Appearing on Fox News’s Special Report, Krauthammer stated that the Obama White House used David Petraeus’s affair to get the CIA director to give favorable testimony about the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Petraeus thought he could keep his job after he knew he was being investigated for his “extramarital affair” and most likely went before the Congressional hearing and told a story to save his job by siding with the Obama administration ridiculous story that the attack was the result of a video tape. David Petraeus, of all people, who is an expert on terrorism knew better. But when some one has your professional career in their hands … he followed the Obama party line.
“His job, his reputation, his legacy, his whole celebrated life was in the hands of the administration, and he expected they would protect him by keeping it quiet.”
Transcript from News Busters:
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the really shocking news today was that General Petraeus thought and hoped he could keep his job. He thought that it might and it would be kept secret, and that he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important. It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously knew what was going on. He was hoping that those administration officials would not disclose what had happened, and therefore hoping that he would keep his job. And that meant that he understood that his job, his reputation, his legacy, his whole celebrated life was in the hands of the administration, and he expected they would protect him by keeping it quiet.
And that brings us to the ultimate issue, and that is his testimony on September 13. That’s the thing that connects the two scandals, and that’s the only thing that makes the sex scandal relevant. Otherwise it would be an exercise in sensationalism and voyeurism and nothing else. The reason it’s important is here’s a man who knows the administration holds his fate in its hands, and he gives testimony completely at variance with what the Secretary of Defense had said the day before, at variance with what he’d heard from his station chief in Tripoli, and with everything that we had heard. Was he influenced by the fact that he knew his fate was held by people within the administration at that time?
KRAUTHAMMER: Of course it was being held over Petraeus’s head, and the sword was lowered on Election Day. You don’t have to be a cynic to see that as the ultimate in cynicism. As long as they needed him to give the administration line to quote Bill, everybody was silent. And as soon as the election’s over, as soon as he can be dispensed with, the sword drops and he’s destroyed. I mean, can you imagine what it’s like to be on that pressure and to think it didn’t distort or at least in some way unconsciously influence his testimony? That’s hard to believe.
Doug Ross has the timeline and one pretty much has to have no brain to think that Obama, the WH and his reelection folks did not know about the Petraeus investigation.
Does anyone really think that the Obama White House did not know about the investigation that not only looks into CIA director Gen. Petraeus, but also Gen. Allen,the Commander of the US and NATO troops in Afghanistan. Come on folks, really? Remember the Obama philosophy on never letting a crisis go to waste.
Posted November 14, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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Your Hard Earned Tax Dollars at Work … US Labor Department Spends Stimulus Money for Ads During MSNBC Olbermann & Maddow Shows
Hmm … who knew that spending money for Obama ads on MSNBC by the US Department of Labor was a shovel ready job?
Shovel ready, the wasteful spending of the Obama stimulus fund appears to be more “propaganda” ready. Yup, your hard earned tax dollars down the tubes so that Barack Obama could promote and recruit young liberals for green jobs. But as stated by the Gateway Pundit, “the Obama administration said the decision to put the ads on MSNBC had nothing to do with politics.” Sure it didn’t. That’s why Obama would spend half a million dollars on green ads on a liberal network that no one watches. The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009. Gee, and we thought these liberal hacks did Obama’s bidding for free.
The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows, records show.
The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records reviewed recently by The Washington Times.
Spending reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired to raise awareness “among employers and influencers about the [Job Corps] program’s existing and new training initiatives in high growth and environmentally friendly career areas” as well as spreading the word to prospective Job Corps enrollees.
No liberal media bias here and quid pro quo.
Things that make you go Hmmm … Should we call this Solyndragate or Greengate?
The FBI raided the headquarters if Solyndra, a green energy company that was given more than $500,000 in federal stimulus funds and was praised by President Barack Obama as a leading green company of the future saying, “It’s here that companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future”. Oops, once again Obama was horribly wrong as just last week Solyndra filed for bankruptcy. This could get dicey for Barack Obama as the Gateway Pundit opines, top Obama bundler George Kaiser, a principle investor in Solyndra, made multiple visits to the White House in the months before the company was granted a $535 million loan from the government.
FBI agents served search warrants this morning at Solyndra, the Fremont solar company that abruptly closed last week, two years after receiving more than $500 million in federal stimulus money, an agency official said.
The search is part of a joint investigation involving the FBI and the Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General, said FBI spokeswoman Julianne Sohn, who declined to elaborate.
Wasn’t it just last week that famed predictor Alan Lichman said that Obama would win in 2012, one of the reasons he gained points was that there was no scandals in his Administration. SM pointed out the “Fast & Furious” scandal and I guess we might be able to add Solyndra into that category as well. As stated at Powerline, they refer to it as
the Solyndra bankruptcy was the green energy equivalent of Charles Keating/Lincoln Savings collapse in the S & L debacle of 20 years ago.
What do Obama know and when did he know it? What of those 20 visits by Solyndra execs to the White House. Hmm, quid pro quo?
Solyndra is a microcosm of Barack Obama and the economy. He plays favorites with companies and pushes his radical green agenda praising companies as the future … which ultimately go belly up and are raided by the FBI. Talk about the un-Midas touch. Do you think that Obama has learned his lesson that the government cannot prop up green energy technology and call it a success when its a failure? No, the NRO has more of Obama’s obsession with green jobs at all cost and be damned if they are sustainable or not. This is why this President is a failure … he lives in a different reality, one where success is not necessary.
Will this story have legs and how will the public perceive Barack Obama now that the FBI raid of Solybdra follows the “Fast & Furious” scandal? The squeaky clean image of Obama may now be tarnished as well.
Thank you Nevada for reelecting Harry Reid, all that is wrong with Washington, DC politics … NOT!You had an opportunity to rid this country of Harry Reid, instead you chose the status quo. Well Nevada, here is more of the same …
Harry Reid, simply shameful
Because on-line gambling creates jobs and helps families with their taxes … Unreal what Democrats will do instead of helping “We the People”.
From the man who brought you the smoke-filled, back room deals like the Corn Husker kickback and the Louisiana Purchase II during the passage of Obamacare in the Senate comes Harry Reid’s attempt to attach on-line Internet poker to the current Tax bill. At one time Reid was against on-line poker, that was before he needed casinos support in the last election. Now it appears to be pay back time to the gambling community.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trying to use the tax cut package President Barack Obama brokered with Republicans to legalize online poker, POLITICO has learned — a move that could further complicate the deal Obama announced Monday.
Already, the online poker proposal has exposed the Nevada Democrat to charges of flip-flopping on a controversial issue, as well as using his Senate leadership position to repay big casino interests that helped him win reelection in a hard-fought campaign against Republican Sharron Angle last month.