Behind closed doors..

 Obama behind closed doors 2a

..and/or, ..the Obama administration. 

According to Webster: “trans·par·ent,” (in context) Free from guile; candid and open.

Antonyms for transparent..

According to Webster: (the number one answer) “o·paque,” So obscure as to be unintelligible: vague, ambiguous, uncertain, nebulous, obscure, fuzzy, hazy, murky, dismal, swarthy, and elusive.

Of course there are more antonyms, ..many, ..but why run it in the ground?

 information 1

According to Webster: “in·for·ma·tion,” Knowledge of a specific event or situation.

 freedom of information 1a 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal freedom of information law that allows for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States government.

The Act defines agency records subject to disclosure, outlines mandatory disclosure procedures and grants nine exemptions to the statute.

It was originally signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, despite his misgivings, on July 4, 1966 as 5 U.S.C. § 552 and went into effect the following year. (Source Wikipedia).

In America, the “First Amendment” is (well-established,) ..so established in fact, ..that it is “acceptable” to (out,) ..and/or, (publish) the names and addresses of private citizens who have obtained legal permits to own firearms.

 information is power 1a

 Power as we know, ..or as we (should know,) can be used for good, ..or to do harm.

The Journal News of White Plains, N.Y., on Saturday (last) posted an interactive map with the names and addresses of handgun permit owners in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties. Gun owners – many outside of the paper’s readership – considered the map and accompanying story a provocation and the liberal declaration of war they widely feared. All of which led the conversation to take a markedly nasty turn.

Some conservative blogs published the names and home addresses of the paper’s publisher, Janet Hasson, and its reporters and editors, including the man responsible for “Comics, crosswords, Jumble, Sudoku, movie clock.”

“Merry Christmas, Eva Braun/Janet Hasson!” read one blogger’s headline. “So. You want to use your liberal rag to publish the names and addresses of legal conceal carry gun owners in your area?

Okay. But don’t whine squeal like a little stuck Gestapo agent when the tables are turned, Ms Hasson.”

Jeffersonian, a commenter at Sauce for the Goose, wrote “Nice house. Wooded lot, too. Lots of places to hide.” Syuck in NY. . . . For Now added “Lol. That was the 1st thing I thought of when viewing those pics of her palace!”

Angry web reaction to even the most mild political stories is now par for the course in journalism, where every reporter potentially has a national audience and every reader has a direct line into the reporter’s inbox and the capacity to share phone numbers and addresses on Facebook, Twitter or blogs.

The Journal News story went viral, in part because of links from conservative sites such as the Drudge Report, Memorandum.com, Breitbart.com and Instapundit.com. The listings of the journalists also went viral, generating hundreds of angry responses from gun owners already feeling under assault by talk of resurrecting the assault weapons ban.

The target expanded to include the home phone number and address of Gracia Martore, chief executive of the paper’s parent group, Gannett.

In a statement, Hasson wrote “Frequently, the work of journalists is not popular. One of our roles is to report publicly available information on timely issues, even when unpopular.

We knew publication of the database (as well as the accompanying article providing context) would be controversial, but we felt sharing information about gun permits in our area was important in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings.” She declined a request to elaborate.

Hasson declined to say how much traffic the gun permit story drove to the site. But her paper followed up with a reaction piece, noting how “Social media played a big part in the exponential spread of the story” and suggesting that the reporters had been inundated with phone calls.

 George Orwell 2 (George Orwell).

The piece quoted one caller, Scott Williams, a former Marine of New Jersey, as saying “It gets us all talking about gun control. That people are at a heightened concern makes sense to me.” He added that the newspaper’s decision to link to the database was “highly Orwellian. The implications are mind-boggling,” he said. “It’s as if gun owners are sex offenders.” (Source, cord monitor.com).

 responsibility 1a 

According to Webster: “re·spon·si·bil·i·ty,” Something for which one is responsible; a duty, an obligation, or a burden.

Please correct me if I’m wrong; “Did Barack Obama take an oath to uphold the “Constitution of the United States” ..and (serve) the people (citizens) of the United States to the best of his ability?

Question: Are the following words a part of the United States Constitution?

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. (Source Wikipedia).

Feeling plucky at the moment, I choose to exercise the (four words) of the Second Amendment that pertains to safety.

NECESSARY TO THE SECURITY

 According to Webster: “nec·es·sar·y,” Absolutely essential

According to Webster: “se·cu·ri·ty,” Freedom from risk or danger.

One of America’s ongoing and most bandied about topic over the past several decades has been immigration, and immigration reform.

With truth and concern for America’s children currently at the forefront of public conversation, my question is; “Why is the press, ..and/or media, ..avoiding informing American citizens about the thousands of criminal illegal aliens released every year from American jails and prisons onto American streets, free to roam and perpetrate (whatever) ..deeds of “evil” their “deviant” minds can conjure?

A better Question: Why is our Federal Government, ..and/or, our (current administration) a.k.a. the Obama administration, comfortable with releasing thousands of convicted (violent) felony criminal illegal aliens onto American streets, ..and into American neighborhoods, to continue committing burglaries, rapes, and murders?

Why is America (to include government at all levels) and the (media in all forms) horrified when a young man with a long acknowledged neurological disorder commits an atrocity..

..while the same government, (at all levels) ..and the same media (in all forms) chooses to aid and abet criminal activity in America because deportation of the criminal individuals in question isn’t an option because their countries of origin will not accept them.

One last question before I sign off; “Have I ever provided Merriam-Webster’s definition of…

stupid - red

According to Merriam-Webster: “stu·pid,” Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

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Crusader Rabbit…

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