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Boardman writes: "If the President had any intention of honoring anything relating to the sacred lands of Native Americans, he would not be planning to 'let it play out for several more weeks.' Sacred lands have already been destroyed. Sacred lands are being destroyed no, not only by the pipeline construction but also by the massive militarized police response to nonviolent protest."

Police use pepper spray against protesters trying to cross a stream near an oil pipeline construction site near Standing Rock Indian Reservation, north of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, November 2, 2016. (photo: Jason Patinkin/Reuters)
Police use pepper spray against protesters trying to cross a stream near an oil pipeline construction site near Standing Rock Indian Reservation, north of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, November 2, 2016. (photo: Jason Patinkin/Reuters)

Obama Is Pathetic on Human Rights in North Dakota

By William Boardman, Reader Supported News

04 November 16


We’re monitoring this closely. And, you know, I think, as a general rule, my view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans. And I think that right now the Army Corps is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline in a way…. So—so, we’re going to let it play out for several more weeks and determine whether or not this can be resolved in a way that I think is properly attentive to the traditions of the first Americans….

sn’t that sweet? The President gave lip service to “the traditions of the first Americans.” He didn’t mention treaties between sovereign nations, of course, because he’s not about to break with the traditions of the second Americans: that such treaties are only a means to a genocidal end and aren’t to be taken seriously by the United States of exceptional, manifestly destined Americans whenever such treaties interfere with what the US wants.

That’s what “properly attentive” means historically. Freely translated, “properly attentive” means “make a show of peace talk, them roll over them with whatever force necessary after it’s too late to affect the election.” The legal mind is nothing if not properly attentive to elegant turns of phrase in its unyielding hypocrisy.

If the President had any intention of honoring anything relating to the sacred lands of Native Americans, he would not be planning to “let it play out for several more weeks.” Sacred lands have already been destroyed. Sacred lands are being destroyed no, not only by the pipeline construction but also by the massive militarized police response to nonviolent protest. Letting it play out for several more weeks only opens the door to the destruction of more – even all – of the sacred lands in the path of this lethal-to-the-planet pipeline.

What is happening, what has been happening for months in North Dakota, is a travesty – of justice, of common human decency, of the rule of law and standards of international law. And our president is on the wrong side of all of it, just barely responding in his docile, passive, articulate evasiveness.

“We’re monitoring this closely,” says the President

If the President is monitoring this closely and remains willing to let it play out for several more weeks, that’s a pretty clear signal that he has no serious problem with the creation of police state conditions in North Dakota. Besides an unknown number of private security forces working for Energy Transfer Partners (the pipeline sponsor), there are law enforcement officers from at least seven states that have cost about $10 million so far. That seems a ridiculously high price to pay to contain peaceful protest. And it’s an even more ridiculous price for taxpayers to shell out to protect private profits.

If the President is monitoring this closely without responding, that is a tacit admission that he has no serious problem with any of the egregious behavior so far by official and quasi-official paramilitaries and their wide-ranging mistreatment (apparently including criminal assault) of American citizens. In particular, he has allowed and continues to allow himself to be seen as approving:

  • Unlicensed, apparently untrained private security forces using dogs to bloody peaceful protesters (who call themselves water protectors).

  • State officials arresting and over-charging journalists for committing journalism.

  • A local sheriff inflaming the public with false reports of “pipe bombs,” when what he had actually heard was talk of “peace pipes.”

  • Law officers shooting nonviolent water protectors in the back and front with rubber bullets.

  • State officials housing arrestees in dog cages and conditions that violate international law against torturing prisoners.

  • Law officers on the riverbank using mace and pepper spray against nonviolent water protectors standing in the water.

  • Official surveillance helicopters flying low to panic horses.

  • Official surveillance helicopters mysteriously going off duty just before “persons unknown” start a prairie fire (with such ineptitude that the wind blows it away from the Standing Rock Sioux gathering ground).

  • Apparent contempt of court by Energy Transfer Partners, who sent its bulldozers to destroy a burial ground that, once destroyed, could no longer be a reason for a federal court to rule against the pipeline. Desecration is not a criminal act, apparently, when you have a government permit for it, even when that permit is under litigation.

That’s a lot of official abuse to tolerate, even for a president, and that’s just a sampling of the police state techniques being tested in Middle America these days.

“And I think that right now the Army Corps is examining whether there are ways to reroute this pipeline in a way …”

The President paused there, leaving the thought unfinished. The pipeline has already been re-routed, away from the state capital city of Bismarck after residents there expressed fear that the pipeline threatened their water supply. Now the pipeline threatens the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux (and thousands of others), but that is more acceptable to the American power structure. The President has expressed no dismay at the idea that a pipeline rupture along the Missouri River would devastate huge numbers of “the first Americans,” who have no other source of water. As one water protector put it: “If it were to be contaminated,… it would be a death sentence.”

Why does the President think rerouting a climate-hostile pipeline is any kind of an answer to anything other than protecting the speculative bets of Energy Transfer Partners? If he were to consider this pipeline (any new pipeline) in terms of its impact on global climate values, this would be a no-brainer: no more pipelines. This is the Army Corps of Engineers we’re talking about – the Army – and the President is the commander in chief who has no difficulty blowing up wedding parties and funerals with drones in some imaginary defense of national security. Why does he have such reluctance to protect planetary security? Why does he not just order the Army Corp of Engineers to go back to square one and re-do this process which was fast-tracked in the first place, for reasons that remain murky, and with the exclusion of interested parties with legal standing. But President Obama, on full salary as he campaigns for Hillary Clinton, shows no inclination to do any of this well or right. He’s apparently much more confortable with false equivalencies and blaming the victims (also on Now This News):

Yeah, I mean, it’s a challenging situation. I think that my general rule when I talk to governors and state and local officials, whenever they’re dealing with protests, including, for example, during the Black Lives Matters protests, is there is an obligation for protesters to be peaceful, and there’s an obligation for authorities to show restraint. And, you know, I want to make sure that as everybody is exercising their constitutional rights to be heard, that both sides are refraining from situations that might result in people being hurt.

For someone supposedly monitoring this closely, the President might be expected to know that people have already been hurt and most if not all of those hurt were nonviolent, peaceful protestors set upon by dogs and assaulted by rubber bullets, sound cannons, and chemical weapons. What fundamental, callous irrationality prompts this president to bring in Black Lives Matter? That is strange beyond comprehension. But perhaps it shines a light on that dark place in his soul that allowed him to react with almost no help or pity for the people of Flint, poisoned by their own governments, including the one President Obama is supposed to lead.

William M. Boardman has over 40 years experience in theatre, radio, TV, print journalism, and non-fiction, including 20 years in the Vermont judiciary. He has received honors from Writers Guild of America, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Vermont Life magazine, and an Emmy Award nomination from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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+52 # universlman 2016-11-04 14:05
apparently President Obama has chosen his battles, and protecting the Standing Rock Reservation is not one that he wants to fight
+74 # CL38 2016-11-04 16:38
when has he EVER fought for people over corporations who've bought control over us all?
+45 # WBoardman 2016-11-04 18:58
And now a young woman reporter has been shot,
apparently with a rubber bullet (it's not clear),
which conducting a quiet interview with a water protector.

It's on video:
+41 # Thomas Martin 2016-11-04 21:58
President Obama is about to slide out from office without energetically and publicly having done anything, except for maybe now endorsing Hillary Clinton - he needs to act, not just give good speeches - he needs to give a rallying cry - he needs to lead, and his leadership is needed now in North Dakota - more than just "maybe" rerouting the pipeline!!!
+27 # Helen Marshall 2016-11-05 08:17
Endorsing Hillary Clinton is hardly on the positive side of the ledger..
+30 # Vardoz 2016-11-05 02:12
We should all expect more and more abuse, impoverishment, environmental destruction, poisoned air food and water by this out of control corporate dictatorship that does not care if it destroys our ability to live on our planet.
+22 # wrknight 2016-11-05 08:17
Boardman is mostly right when he says that "Obama is Pathetic on Human Rights in North Dakota". He would have been more accurate if he had simply said "Obama is Pathetic".
+16 # Texas Aggie 2016-11-05 08:38
I was thinking that he should have just left off the part about "in North Dakota."
+12 # lorenbliss 2016-11-05 12:50
I think Mr. Boardman should have used much stronger language. "Pathetic" is a bird with a broken wing, a child burned by USian napalm, and most assuredly not the exemplar of lies, corruption and genocide (whether by drone or austerity) who -- thanks in tiny measure to my own two unforgivably optimistic votes -- now inhabits the White House. But because I myself am a professional writer and editor, I understand Mr. Boardman's problem. The only truly accurate description of Obama is "evil," but -- due mostly to the atrocities committed by Abrahamic religion -- that noun is no longer fashionable.
+10 # dquandle 2016-11-05 13:59
+5 # hipocampelo 2016-11-05 21:47
loren: How about a lier, a cheat, and a traitor to the people of the United States?
+14 # dquandle 2016-11-05 13:58
No, Obama is criminal. One doesn't refer to Bush as pathetic;. He was criminal, and Obama is continuing and building on the Buch/Cheney regime's policies and actions.
+61 # MainStreetMentor 2016-11-04 16:10
President Obama has ALWAYS wanted to appear as “the most logical man” in the room. And, to be fair, patience CAN be beneficial. But when a house is burning down, waiting to see if one wall can be saved is not patience, it’s borderline criminal. Decisions, (in my humble opinion), need to be made now, if the human and tribal rights of the Standing Rock Tribe are to be preserved.
+12 # Vardoz 2016-11-05 02:15
As Warren once said we need to fight for what we want. It doesn't mean people will not get hurt.
+60 # CL38 2016-11-04 16:19
All behaviors from authorities have involved blatant, violent attacks on peaceful protesters despite the fact that WE HAVE A LEGAL right to peacefully protest.

This is nothing less than fascism from the USA toward citizens.
+25 # DogSoldier 2016-11-04 17:10
Dude, Obomber is pathetic in whatever he does. Her never stands up against any one or any thing.
+13 # PeacefulGarden 2016-11-04 17:16
I don't think Obama had a true father around the house when he was a boy. All of the Democratic Party presidents fit that model. It is the strangest thing.
+5 # CL38 2016-11-04 18:21
whom are you thinking of?
+10 # PeacefulGarden 2016-11-04 22:23
Bill Clinton
+6 # CL38 2016-11-05 00:10
yep, for sure.
+6 # Caliban 2016-11-05 02:11
All, PG?

As far as I know, JFK, LBJ, and Jimmy Carter of recent Democratic presidents had fathers at home during boyhood.
+9 # PeacefulGarden 2016-11-05 07:01
I think the current Democratic Party started when Jimmy left office. Honestly, you think LBJ and JFK think like the rank and file corporate Democratic Party neocon puppet presidents of the 1980's and beyond?

Jimmy wouldn't last a day in the current market, and I bet neither would the other two. And market it is, because the president is a product to be sold with sugar, salt, and some grams of fat with some Hydrolized Onion Powder!
+7 # Helga Fellay 2016-11-05 08:51
PeacefulGarden - why would that be relevant? I have known plenty of men just like Obama who did have "true" fathers around the house. As I recall, Obama was raised first by his stepfather, and then his grandfather who, by all appearances, was a loving grandfather.
+5 # Radscal 2016-11-05 12:31
Exactly. And plenty of great men (and women) have had no father in their lives. PG is just repackaging the "conservative" meme about irresponsible men creating generations of irresponsible children.
+3 # PeacefulGarden 2016-11-05 14:32
Repackaging? Really? I am adopted. My children are adopted.

I simply stated the fact that both Clinton and Obama had father issues, and that it is interesting that both of these men ended up as puppet leaders in a neocon system of rich people before poor people.

Both men were sold to the public like products. Hillary is being branded as a product. And, believe me, I have no clue what is going on in the Republican sector of crazy land guns, god, and take us back to 1870; Trump-nuts.

I give you this one, I think all of the Bushes were beaten as punishment from their father. The pummeled Republican president started with Nixon who was often put in a wood shed in 90 degree temps for punishment.

Beaten? Growing up without a father? They are basically the same thing.

Irresponsible men creating irresponsible children? That is what you are going to say to me. Who the hell said Obama or Clinton were irresponsible?

They are both willing to slide into the neocon thing without a single alternative thought. That is what I am saying.
+1 # economagic 2016-11-07 08:50
PG is at least partly right on this one. The fact that some children of horrendous parents reach adulthood seemingly unscathed proves nothing, and there are abundant examples of dysfunction in adults clearly traceable to dysfunctional parents, both in analysis and in their own accounts.
+2 # dquandle 2016-11-05 14:03
He just turned out rotten
-2 # PeacefulGarden 2016-11-05 16:58
Well, he is human. And, don't we all turn out rotten. You know, like a rotten piece of fruit.
+3 # dquandle 2016-11-06 00:31
Most off us turn rotten after we're dead. Obama is currently quite alive and quite rotten anyway. His rot isn't organic rot. Its mental and moral rot, the kind apparently acquired by murdering too many people, and then trying to engage in apologetics for it.
+43 # Capn Canard 2016-11-04 20:17
So, you caught me! I've been away watching Democracy Now, so it is kind of encouraging to see some coverage/opinio n regarding the rape of the Missouri River in North Dakota. (Dem Now is the only quality news source with full coverage of this story) Meanwhile the oil trains continue unabated. I see maybe two or three loads a day, up to 80 black tanker cars on each train all headed south. However, the number of trains has decreased, apparently demand is down?!?

The trains are dangerous, but then again damage from a train wreck is much more manageable than a pipeline break polluting the water sources for millions of people downstream. Are Americans to fuggin' retarded to understand this? Perhaps it is too complex.

Any way you look at this Bakken shale looks like a rotting carcass, all bloated and ready to burst.

Just my opinion, but the USA has descended into a new version of hell. Neo-hell? A Neo-liberalist' s hell?

Jeebus, America is a fuggin cesspool of capitalistic depravity.

+20 # Vardoz 2016-11-05 02:19
So true as Jane Mayer wrote in the New Yorker awhile ago. Burning tar sands will mean game over for the planet These people who own the tar sands companies and all the polluters spreading poison across the planet don't care if their children die or ours. They will keep on going until there's nothing left. They will cut down the last tree. It's the end game for humanity I fear.
+16 # Ted 2016-11-05 06:31
"Jeebus, America is a fuggin cesspool of capitalistic depravity."

That could be the most profound and succinct statement of our time.
+8 # Radscal 2016-11-05 12:40
Yes, DemocracyNow! has done some great reporting on this. RT began covering this before Amy Goodman picked up on the story.

But the corporate media is nearly completely silent, as is their job in this inverted totalitarian fascist world.

The simple decision as to which events are made "news" and which are not is the first level of propaganda.

Similarly, MSDNC, which makes a ton of money on the prison shows which fill most of their weekend programming has nothing to say about the historical labor strike by prison laborers across the country.
+28 # deadhead 2016-11-04 21:43
Accommodate sacred lands? You mean the 65 million acres that was originally the parcel doled out to native americans in the original treaty signed by Red Cloud? Or the measly 5 million left over after the Black Hills/Dakota gold rush? Grant and Lincoln labored mightily to free the slaves, while at the same second in history, they worked just as hard to subjugate the Native peoples, appropriate their lands and eventually annihilated their culture and their heritage. What's happening now is just another chapter in the "white man's" duplicity . . . a "black gold" rush. No difference.
+18 # danireland46 2016-11-04 21:51
POTUS told us: "You want me to take acton on an issue: raise a ruckus - make me do it."
It worked on Keystone, thanks to McKiibbon, but it's not working on DAP or TPP. I guess this is Feathered Nest time in the White House. It's a pretty transparent move.
+11 # John Puma 2016-11-05 02:08
After the Keystone saga was finally completed, many thought successfully, this following article appeared, essentially revealing that the equivalent of 10 Keystone pipelines had been built during that drama.
+17 # economagic 2016-11-04 22:08
Well, he wasn't elected on a "human rights" platform, but on a hopey changey platform, plus his Senate vote in favor of immunity for the telecoms for abetting the installation of NSA data-hoovering equipment at major internet nodes.
+32 # dotlady 2016-11-04 22:32
William Boardman, thank you - you expressed it so well. Obama's weaselly words made me ill - and coming just two days after he proclaimed November Native American Tribute Month. Yeah -"Kick the can down the road, keep the tacit understanding that Native people are second-class citizens and can be run over when real money beckons." Obama is backing his way out of office, promoting Hillary who promoted fracking for him. He dawdled on the Keystone XL until other pipelines were underway to circumvent its route. No - we can't let this happen. Not in North Dakota, not at Indian Point Nuclear with the Spectra-AIM, where land is being taken by eminent domain. No more. This oil era may simply come to an end economically, but we must stop it now by massive (non-violent) protests if we have any hope of lowering emissions by the Paris Agreement.
Did I mention Obama's TPP which negates all efforts to slow climate warming...
+18 # John Cosmo 2016-11-04 23:38
This is another example of "GUTLESS LEADERSHIP."
+10 # Radscal 2016-11-05 12:47
That term, along with the "Obama the Wimp" comment that frequents RSN rests on the assumption that Obama would like to do other than he is doing, but lacks the fortitude to carry out his preferences.

I see little to no evidence of that. He is doing precisely what he was hired and trained to do. Like Clinton I before him, he provides a liberal-looking cover for the fascists, and so is able to do the bidding of the 0.01% more effectively than any Republican could.
+7 # dquandle 2016-11-05 14:08
Once again, exactly.
+2 # economagic 2016-11-07 08:53
Yes, the story of his selection and support by Hyatt heiress and one-percenter Penny Prizker, currently his Secretary of Commerce, sheds light on his thinking and his loyalties.
+2 # Radscal 2016-11-07 20:39
And Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild has endorsed HRC.

BTW: One of my favorite Podesta emails is where the head of Citi-Bank suggested who should be on Obama's Cabinet a month before the election. And after, Obama picked almost every single one for exactly which position the supra-national bankster told him to.
+17 # lfeuille 2016-11-05 00:30
He doesn't seem to grasp that those being brutalized by the cops are ACTUAL HUMAN BEINGS. It's just an intellectual exercise to him. He feels no obligation to act.

Of course, HRC will be no better.
+11 # John Puma 2016-11-05 01:59
"Pathetic" is much too complimentary choice of word.
+12 # lorenbliss 2016-11-05 02:06
You are all too kind in your denunciations of this most malevolent of presidents. Here we see the true legacy of "change we can believe in," the most maliciously premeditated Big Lie ever told by a presidential candidate, the prelude to his years-in-the-pl anning shape-shift from Obama the Orator to Barack the Betrayer.

His intent -- now in North Dakota proven to be what the far Right has claimed from the beginning -- is obviously the reduction of the entire USian 99 Percent to the inescapable powerlessness and degradation that is the eternal lot of the (White Exceptionalist) Empire's African-America n and Hispanic subjects, and even harsher subjugation for First Nations peoples -- this so he can gleefully point to the Standing Rock Sioux and say "see how I made their lives even worse, so don't you others dare complain."

It is indeed "change we can believe in": change from less brutal charade of representative democracy to the overt savagery of unabashed fascism. And because there is no force on this planet capable of stopping the USian neo-Reich, the casualties are only beginning. Mark my word, the cops and soldiers and private-securit y stormtroopers -- every one a wanna-be serial killer (and most of them already kill-hardened in the Middle East) -- will soon be firing for lethal effect, just as occurred at Kent State University and Jackson State College. The propaganda preparation is already underway. And the orders are no doubt coming from the Betrayer himself.
+7 # Radscal 2016-11-05 12:53
I have to disagree with you there, Loren.

"...will soon be firing ball ammunition..."

Ball ammunition is required for soldiers fighting in wars. The much more effective hollow-point ammo is perfectly legal for military and para-military forces to use on its own people.

The Feds didn't buy those billions of rounds of hollow point ammo a couple years ago for target practice.

(Yeah, that was one of my snarky comments, as I clearly do agree that the Police State is now fully empowered to crush us.)
+6 # lorenbliss 2016-11-05 14:56
@Radscal: You are correct. At first I wrote "live ammunition," but then realized rubber bullets and beanbag rounds are also "live ammunition," though rationalized by the label "less lethal."

I finally chose "ball ammunition" because the ammunition the Eichmanns in the Ohio National Guard fired on commanded at the unarmed students at Kent State University was .30 Caliber M2 Ball, the standard military round for the .30-'06 (caliber .30, model of 1906) rifles with which the killers were armed. (That rifle, officially "U.S. Rifle Caliber .30 M1," the main U.S. service weapon in World War II and Korea, is today best known as the Garand).

In point of fact, apparently no ball ammunition was fired at Jackson State College. The Ku-Klux-infeste d Mississippi police fired 12-gauge double-ought buckshot and 12-gauge rifled slugs, hunting ammunition that like hollow-point rounds is intended to inflict maximum trauma.

The other problem I had was I did not want "kill" and its variants thrice repeated, as would have happened had I written, "Mark my word, the cops and soldiers and private-securit y stormtroopers -- every one a wanna-be serial killer (and most of them already kill-hardened in the Middle East) -- will soon be shooting to kill..."

But "firing for lethal effect," as the post now reads, surely makes the point.

Ergo, thank you for the knowledgeable editing -- which because it corrected too-hasty writing I do not find the least bit "snarky,"
+5 # Radscal 2016-11-05 22:34
Thanks for taking my comment warmly.

I remember when the Feds started buying up all that ammo, the "liberal" press tried to claim that was a right-wing "conspiracy theory." But it's all too true, and holds only horrible possibilities.

BTW: If I recall, you were trained on that M1 Garand. Keep your powder dry, my friend.
+3 # lorenbliss 2016-11-06 14:21
@Radscal: Not only on the M1, but also on the 1903 Springfield, including its .22 caliber variant, with which I shot competitively in high school via JROTC; was in fact our team's point leader, with two possibles c. 1956-57.

Apropos the federal buy-up, that was the primary cause of the huge ammo shortage c. 2010-2015, during which even reloading components became prohibitively scarce.

The pseudo-Left tried to blame the shortage on panic buying by civilian firearms owners, but that was absurd because -- as any legitimate dealer will tell you -- there was no ammo to buy.

Since then, we are afflicted by what amounts to forcible disarmament by price: for example, a 50-round box of .22 Long Rifle ammunition -- the preferred caliber for training new and/or young shooters, has risen from approximately $1-$3 in 2010 to $9-$27 now -- surely no accident.

The same thing, albeit with lesser price increases, has happened to all other calibers. Likewise components: the pound of smokeless powder that in 2010 cost $19 is now $35 to $40. Again, forcible disarmament by price, exactly corollary to the censorship of books by price.
+2 # Radscal 2016-11-07 03:13
Yes, although I certainly saw people buying up ammo because they believed that there would be a shortage. Self-fulfilling prophecy.

I also saw some disgusting price-gouging during the great ammo panic. I've never returned to any store that did that.
+11 # wcandler1 2016-11-05 07:30
And please remember the bloody pipeline is to make oil cheaper tom use to destroy the environment. If Obama ever reread the speech he gave at the Coast Guard Academy he would realize the the (and all additional pipelines) should be rejected from the git go.
They will be stranded assets, once we have all been killed off.
+17 # PaulK 2016-11-05 08:45
I'm old enough to remember some terrible pictures of Bull Connor's police force using dogs to bite the bodies of African-America n protestors. The adults were somewhat intimidated but the children, the shorties, with the courage and foolishness of kids, went out and marched down the street as if the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was a real thing.

This modern civil rights betrayal should gall President Obama. It should gall his family too, and his entire staff. Who are these private owners of the public's police force who say that people of the wrong skin color have no inherent right not to bleed?
+13 # Radscal 2016-11-05 12:57
I guess seeing women sprayed in the face with industrial-size d chemical weapons cans didn't shake Michelle Obama to her core like hearing Drumpf saying rude things about sexual conquest did.

I expect Barack to one day say in his faux apologetic tone, "we gassed some folks."
+11 # ReconFire 2016-11-05 12:13
"We're monitoring this closely"
Bullsh!t, shortly after this comment, the call went out from the Corps of Engineers to N.D. police....Attac k.
+14 # storyartist 2016-11-05 13:07
Like he closely monitored the BP oil gusher, even bringing little Sasha to Alabama coast to dip in the water as a photo op to bring tourists back. That was my moment of clarity into his loyalty to Big Oil. Well I'm gonna pray to the souls of those in the burial grounds to send herds of wolves after militia and a special vulture in a White House tree.
+4 # RnR 2016-11-06 11:11
watch Bill Maher's interview with him, the big O blathers about food safety and reveals he knows nothing about the subject other than what he's been told to say.

Pathetic again.

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