Obama’s first executive order. A Limerick.

I can‘t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead.”

Said Barack Obama to NBC’s Brian Williams, Sep 2010.

How about producing the real birth certificate? On your first day in office, after the inaugural address but before all the parties you went and rescinded one executive order and replaced it with another. What was so urgent?

Obama’s first act as President EXECUTIVE ORDER 13489 banning release of any of his records.

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 21, 2009

PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish policies and procedures governing the assertion of executive privilege by incumbent and former Presidents in connection with the release of Presidential records by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) pursuant to the Presidential Records Act of 1978, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Definitions. (….) Sec. 2. Notice of Intent to Disclose Presidential Records. (a) When the Archivist provides notice to the incumbent and former Presidents of his intent to disclose Presidential records pursuant to section 1270.46 of the NARA regulations, the Archivist, using any guidelines provided by the incumbent and former Presidents, shall identify any specific materials, the disclosure of which he believes may raise a substantial question of executive privilege. However, nothing in this order is intended to affect the right of the incumbent or former Presidents to invoke executive privilege with respect to materials not identified by the Archivist. Copies of the notice for the incumbent President shall be delivered to the President (through the Counsel to the President) and the Attorney General (through the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel). The copy of the notice for the former President shall be delivered to the former President or his designated representative. (b) Upon the passage of 30 days after receipt by the incumbent and former Presidents of a notice of intent to disclose Presidential records, the Archivist may disclose the records covered by the notice, unless during that time period the Archivist has received a claim of executive privilege by the incumbent or former President or the Archivist has been instructed by the incumbent President or his designee to extend the time period for a time certain and with reason for the extension of time provided in the notice. If a shorter period of time is required under the circumstances set forth in section 1270.44 of the NARA regulations, the Archivist shall so indicate in the notice.

In short:  All records of previous and sitting presidents are fully transparent unless the president declares executive privilege. Guess what? He did. So much for transparency.

Which leads to the Limerick:

Certificate, birth:” I’ve done all that I can.”

Obama! Own up and behave like a man!

Your transparency sucks.

 What’s the cost? Fifteen bucks.

Instead you invoked an executive ban.

Imam Rauf and new martyrs recruitment threat: A Limerick.

Imam Abdul Rauf: On September eleven

The nineteen brave martyrs died, went straight to heaven.

We need more ground zeros

To honor our heroes.

 And pray for replacements, new martyrs times seven.

To be fair, he did not actually say these things. It was my perception of the glance in his eyes when he was asked the question: Why not move the Mosque to a less controversial place? This is the real quote: “If we move from that location, the story will be the radicals have taken over the discourse,” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien on “Larry King Live” Sep 2010. “The headlines in the Muslim world will be that Islam is under attack.”

Sarah Palin: Union Bosses are thugs. A Limerick.

Sarah Palin proclaimed: Union Bosses are thugs.

The Media skews it, their software has bugs.

She was union member

And bosses remember.

But Sarah the hater? The Press is on drugs.

Some union bosses are “acting like thugs,” Palin told Sean Hannity of Fox News. And unions have a responsibility “to turn down the rhetoric and get truth out there so nobody gets hurt,” Palin said.
Some union officials “are leading some of their good members down a road that will result in, unfortunately, somebody getting hurt if you believe the death threats that are being received by those who happen to support amending some collective bargaining privileges of state unions.”