Friday Data Dump
May 8, 2009
A new feature here at the Daily Danet will be a weekly post of the prior Friday’s data dump, by the White House and others. So if you had better things to do on Friday (the most transparent White House, evah is counting on it), here’s what you missed:
Scare Force One
The White House released a photo of Air Force One (below) taken last month in its low-level, unannounced flyover of lower Manhattan, as well as a report discussing how such an idiotic decision was made. The report concluded that Louis Caldera, the civilian put in charge of the White House Military Office, provided “no coherent explanation” of his decision. Among his excuses were, and this is not a joke, back spasms. Mr. Caldera resigned from his position, effective Friday.
It turns out President Obama agrees with Sarah Palin: polar bears are not an endangered species. The Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, announced that it would not seek to protect polar bears under the Endangered Species Act. The move angered environmentalists who mocked Sarah Palin for saying polar bears where not endangered (and who also have nothing better to do on a Friday). Polar Bears for Obama had no comment.
Obama terminated funding for the Yucca Mountain Repository, which was designed to hold spent nuclear fuel. Without a storage facility, the United States cannot take advantage of nuclear energy as a “carbon neutral” source of energy. The Obama administration plans to form a committee to discuss the creation of a panel to consider forming a commission to resolve the issue of forming a committee.
Speaking of budget cuts, late on Thursday, Obama announced $17 billion in cuts from his $3.3 Trillion dollar budget. (For the average family, this amounts to saving $515.15 per year while adding $50,000 to your credit cards each year). The majority of cuts were in defense spending, and most other cuts were criticised as being unacceptable to the bloated morons in Congress.