Shades of Gray

Isn’t It Ironic?

Posted in Dept. of Justice, Fairness, Washington, what did you say? by Wayland Abernathy III on March 23, 2009

With all apologies to Alanis Morrisette, an upcoming government conference on openness and transparency is CLOSED to members of the public and the press. The ‘itinerary’ below comes from this URL.

Upcoming Conference Providing Guidance on President Obama’s and Attorney General Holder’s Memoranda on the Freedom of Information Act

On March 26, 2009, the Office of Information Policy (OIP), Department of Justice, will host a government wide training conference to discuss President Obama’s and Attorney General Holder’s Memoranda which establish a new era of open government.

The details for this event are listed below:

When:     March 26, 2009
Where:     Department of Commerce’s Auditorium
14th and Constitution Avenue NW (main entrance on 14th Street)
Time:     10:00 – 12:00 noon
Who should attend:     Agency Chief FOIA Officers, Agency Principal FOIA Contacts and FOIA Public Liaisons

No pre-registration is required. However, you must present your Government ID to attend the training. Questions regarding the conference may be directed to OIP’s Training Officer, Bertina Adams Cleveland, at (202) 514-1010. (posted 3/20/2009)

Hat tip to Stephen Gordon at The Liberty Papers blog.

No We Can’t

Posted in Washington, White House by Wayland Abernathy III on March 19, 2009

The WH has taken a plan to charge war veterans private health insurance carriers for service related injuries off the table, according to Nancy Pelosi, thanks to a phone call from the President while on his way to California today. 

How could the Obama cabal (thank you, Mr. Gibbs) not understand that Americans, especially war veterans, would find this plan unacceptable? Is the magnitude of proposed health care reform clouding the judgement (and moral sensibility) of the White House? The $ savings being mentioned add up to approximately $540 million.

Is that all it takes to insult our war veterans? I can’t keep count of the total lack of respect the White House is showing to anyone that enters the sacred domain. It doesn’t matter who it is that comes to call, be it foreign dignitaries or American citizens.

I guess we should be pleased that it only took a couple of days for them to come to their senses. Give the administration a couple more days to decide who to blame for coming up with the plan.

Another day, another classless mistake.

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AIG Outrage: The D.C. Magic Trick

Posted in Bailout, D.C., Washington by Wayland Abernathy III on March 18, 2009

Are you still wondering if Washington is lying to you about this bailout ‘crisis’ regarding AIG? You’ll get it eventually. I’m simply here to help you along on your ‘quest for the truth.’

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