Be informed, Obama

Jul 2, 2014


Last Friday Washington Post reporter David Nakamura reported about White House aides reportedly saying President Obama doesn’t watch TV news.
It made me speculate on the possible news alternatives our commander in chief uses to keep in touch with America.

1. The Syfy Channel

2. The Comedy Channel

3. An Ouija Board

4. A Magic 8 Ball

5. Tarot cards

Perhaps it was one of the above sources President Obama used as he fumed about TV news during a fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last Thursday in Minneapolis, when he stated:

“On Monday, we had what we called a White House Working Families Summit. And we just talked about bread-and-butter issues that everybody talks about around the kitchen table but, unfortunately, don’t make it on the nightly news a lot”

Yikes! Evidently President Obama does watch TV news.

President Obama during his fundraising speech also blamed the GOP and those who report the news for deciding what is important by driving debates over phony scandals when he said:

“They’re fabricated issues, phony scandals, it’s not on the level and that must feel frustrating. It makes people cynical, and it makes people turned off from the idea that anything can get done”


It’s nice to know they’re fabricated and phony. The past six years I thought the IRS disappearing email, illegal immigrant children crossing the border, the Bowe Bergdahl trade for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners, the Afghanistan prison release of 12 terrorist detainees and the VA abuses were all real.


That’s just the past six weeks of fabricated and phony scandals, not the past six years.

Speaking of “Fabricated and Phony” part I — This Saturday marks the start of 13 years the Sandusky Register has printed my submissions, which, according to my crapbooks, err, scrapbooks in the attic, add up to just over 600 printed columns.

The amazing fact about all that is, I don’t type. That’s right. I peck the letters out one finger at a time on the keypad. All of which confirms what many have deemed true.

Hoefert is a pecker!

Speaking of “Fabricated and Phony” part II — I am certain over the first 12 years I have stayed true to my Marxism beliefs, not Karl but rather the Groucho “Whatever it is, I’m Against it!” Marx belief of continually pointing out the Emperor (Along with Congress) has no clothes.

After six years of showing President Bush in his socks and underwear I didn’t think the emails and comments I received concerning President Bush could be equaled or topped.

I was wrong.

What I discovered was while our elected officials in Washington have remained in the same stagnate state, the state of the readers of the Sandusky Register have become more informed and aware, no matter how big or small, of the political events that surround their lives and affect their lives.

That is what President Obama needs to do to help him become more informed and aware of the political events that surround the lives of all Americans.

Hmmm … I wonder how he could accomplish that.

Is it possible that by watching TV news President Obama could begin relating to the needs and wants of his constituents?

Or better yet, become TV news .

Instead of isolating himself in weekly private fundraisers he should hold weekly public town hall meetings across the country. Sandusky is as good as anywhere to start, focusing on just that week’s top hot issue and have it broadcast.

I’m sure the networks would jump at the chance to air a reality show that’s really about reality.

By concentrating on just one issue a week in town hall meetings I believe President Obama will get a better understanding of how the average American citizen feels about the top hot issue not being a phony scandal and fabricated.

Or, President Obama could come to my attic and read my crapbooks, err, scrapbooks.


Whiskey in a Teacup

So you believe the POTUS should gain a better understanding of world events by following the news, or better than that_ have a sit down with some local sheep_ who watch the news_ so they can give him a better understanding .... Oh, Ok ... Wait ... See, now that I've walked myself through it _ this IS a humorous column! Good one Chuck! ... You pecker ;)


LOL. I thought that was how he learned about current events. Isn't that how he learned about the last catastrophe? (AKA the VA scandal, wait list)


Re: "President Obama doesn’t watch TV news."

Another sign of the royal presidency.

Reminds me of a quote by Louis XIV, "Louis the Great" or the "Sun King":

"L'État, c'est moi"

Or as Pres. Obama so narcissistically and smugly stated: "I won."


I don't care whether or not the President watches the news on TV.

First, he shouldn't need to because HE should be informed long before the average reporter knows anything about anything of national importance. Second, the mainstream media is largely composed of Obama sycophants, apologists, and activists who tend to report in a biased fashion, or disregard unpalatable stories altogether (although that "validation" seems to me like something Obama's ego wouldn't allow him to forego).

Just as interesting, though, is the White House repeated assertions that "the President learned about it when you did, on the news" in connection with everything from the mess that is the VA to the criminals that is the IRS. So...the President watches the news except when he doesn't?

More lies, and worthless lies to boot. This isn't a cover-up, even a badly managed one. It's not a blame game or misdirection. It's just...stupid. What a shock.


Re: "Obama Slams Fox News In Bill O'Reilly Interview"

So does someone just 'inform' the Liar-in-Chief that Fox often criticizes his wrongheaded policies?

Also, why all the photo ops and the numerous Rose Garden and other speeches for public consumption on the networks?

That's right; he doesn't 'need' to watch the news. In his egotistical twisted mind - he IS the news!

King Louis XV: "Après moi, le deluge"

Whiskey in a Teacup

Sam refer back to the first sentence of the column.
>> it doesn't matter who the reporter or what is being reported_ people will believe what they choose to believe.


Re: "people will believe what they choose to believe."

“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”

– Christopher Hitchens


You believe Kessler's is actually whiskey! Shows how much you know and how gullible you are. Just because it says whiskey pooh....... Stop believing everything you read and splurge a bit on a real bottle! I am sure you can afford it with all your millions from the stock market that Obama helped revive. Black man can't get any credit though! It's okay, he can take credit for it.

"I don't take a shot, I make a shot" Michael Jordan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Re: "You (snip)"

Pipsqueak: When in doubt, resort to looney bloviating.



-- One of Bill o Rielly's favorite words.

Smcc Alum

Great article, congrats on 13 years.


You must enjoy comedy!


You seem to enjoy comedy, hence your support for that joke of a president.


It does not bother me the president does not watch TV, What does bother me is he does not listen to the intelligence agencies ("Its a terrorist attack, No its not it is a Youtube video)or His constitutional advisers ("It is against the law to ship weapons and aid to forces that use children as soldiers. Lets just ignore that law and ship to them anyways". The only people he seems to listen to is ideologues and money donors who think the US is a imperialist country that is evil. ("For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country because me and Barack have convinced enough morons to elect him so i can take millions dollar vacations while veterans die on waiting list")


"What does bother me is he does not listen to the intelligence agencies"

-Like 911 or Iraq doesn't have WMD's ?
What bothers me is that you are a moron.


The absolute truth is that TV and associated advertising makes you dumb in a way that is desirable by the politicos.

Darwin's choice

Here you and get dumb! This is your hero, watch and think about exactly what he say's!

Now, holysee, who is the dimwit?

He should be saying "5 days away from destroying America"...the jerk is close now!


All this bickering here about the government is kinda like the bickering in Congress, kinda like the bickering in Iraq. Looks pretty hopeless. As for the article-political humor-Isn't that an oxymoron?


I take all political news with a grain of salt. Some channels are more opinion than fact just like this article. It does amaze me how the haters try very hard to portray the President as uneducated when he is clearly a well educated man. Deny it all you want but that is just a fact.

If you want real tv watch Animal Planet, the AHC channel or ID. channel. All factual stuff.

Chuck is just an opinionated mouth piece that needs a hair cut and a shave!


How do we know he so called very educated? He sealed all his records. His past is a lot of unknowns.


No it's not. He and his wife are well educated. If you don't know this perhaps you need educated!


Re: "He and his wife are well educated."

So why are his college transcripts sealed?


Ask him!


Why ask a documented liar?


Bush and/or Cheney ?


Re: "I take all political news with a grain of salt."

BUT if Pres. Obama or the lefty looney Dems says it, you lap it up like gravy.


Re: "All factual stuff."

Sure it is, Sport. lol

It's ALL sanitized and editorialized for your consumption.


ID channel is factual! Try it! Animal Planet is mostly about wild animals. Factual! AHC channel = facts. Smithsonian channel= facts. Try it pooh! I'm not big on politics and don't care to watch talking heads all day. The stuff I watch is not sanitized except for the gruesome stuff and none of it is editorialized.

You lap up anything anti-Obama and any spilled Kessler's of course!


Re: "factual"

Sure it is Sport. lol

Remember: If the program begins with music, it's entertainment, NOT news.

Read more, watch less crap - it dulls your brain, pipsqueak.

To paraphrase Neil Postman: Amuse yourself to death.


Pooh, you need to realize that everything in print is not true. The news begins with music you nit wit! You can obviously read but you obviously have NO comprehension skills. Get off the sauce pooh, it liquefies your already dead azz brain!


Re: "The news begins with music,"

Network and cable news programs are entertainment that is sanitized, editorialized and packaged for your consumption, pipsqueak.


Re: "anti-Obama"

I majored in Poli Sci in college. I caught the lefty stench of this jamoke's politics miles away.

He's been easy to figure out.


"anything anti-Obama"

Latest poll. Keeps getting harder to slip crap by the people of the country after 5 1/2 years.

EDIT: Here is the results of the poll without the input of the USA Today writer and editor.

I always like to see the original poll and see what other things were asked and what the question actually was. That takes the interupratation of the writer out of it. There are many more good questions answered in the poll.

EDIT Read question #38. The answers speak LOUDLY.


Re: "slip crap by the people of the country,"

Amazing to me that some of these SR "blog idiots" can remain so dumbed-down that they still attempt to defend some of the crazy talk and actions of the Incompetent-in-Chief.

The "crack pie" comment was some of the weirdest sh*t I've heard come out his 'pie hole' yet.


I wonder why they only went back to Truman. The rightwingnuts want to trash what FDR started. Surely he must be the worst. After all SS bad, Medicare bad. It's all a conspiracy to make commies out of us. :) :) :)☭ ☭ ☭


Re: "Surely he (FDR) must be the worst."

See: Executive Order 9066

Even though they're AMERICANS - round up those Japs, Guineas, Krauts and Jews!

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The Hero Zone

But Contango, don't you know that it isn't what the orders do that counts. All that matters is how many orders are issued. Come on, try to be relevant here. We only need to know the aggregate number. You concern yourself with irrelevant and petty details like what they do instead of something even like what the intention is. Besides, as much as the past President was despised, it is ok for this President to be just like him.

Here's a few executive orders on Page Five of the link. See? Not too many at all. In fact this leader, if we measure by coasterfan's terms, is actually a much better one that our current President. Just look at how few orders were given!

Though it would appear with all of the excuse-making going on in the President's own party something akin to Order 227 was issued to loyal party members.

"Not one step back!" Hmmm, a lot like "forward" would you not say?

But, what does history know or care when you can't be bothered by its lessons nor details? If history is ignored (or as other revolutionary parties did in the past burn books and destroy artifacts/traditions) it is very easy to snap your fingers and get the kids to follow you without question as there is no critical thought nor examples to compare actions against.

But what does one know about what is lost if they never tried to have it? In this case we have the lamentation of a writer with experience:

"Even more despicable than the CCP's destruction of traditional culture is its intentional misuse and underhanded modification of traditional culture. The CCP has highlighted the vile parts from China's history, things that occurred whenever people diverged from traditional values, such as internal strife for power within the royal family, the use of tactics and conspiracy, and the exercise of dictatorship and despotism. It has used these historical examples to help create the CCP's own set of moral standards, ways of thinking, and system of discourse. In doing so, the CCP has given the false impression that the 'Party culture' is actually a continuation of traditional Chinese culture. The CCP has even taken advantage of the aversion some people have for the 'Party culture' to incite further abandonment of the authentic Chinese tradition."

The entire aricle(s) are worth reading, but the snippet of a view from inside is quite telling and reflective of things we see here.


You still believe in polls? That explains your grumpiness!


"still believe in polls"

I see you are still scared of numbers and science. It is not surprising from reading your opinions on things.


Keep believing!


Yes I believe numbers and science, unlike some troglodytes who are scared of things like science and numbers, and can't be bothered to learn what and how they work. Stay back in the primitive world where you can hide from the scary new things.


How did those numbers work out for Romney. Keep believing!


Yeah the average of polls in Real Clear Politics had obama in the lead. Turns out obama won, and was the only President who won a 2nd term with fewer people voting for him in the 2nd election... ever. Every other President who won a 2nd term got more votes the 2nd time around... except obama ... he got less ... another first. Much like winning the poll for being the worst president.

Dr. Information

Its simple. The left, including deer, only believe in polls when they work for them.


ID channel=murder mysteries most that have never been solved.http://www.investigationdiscover...
Animal channel=yetis,Bigfoot hunters and mermaids.
AHC= history of war and especially WW2 (The leftist should learn from this channel with Stalin and all)
Smithsonian Channel = Also about history that the leftist do not pay attention to.
" I'm not big on politics " Thats all you seem to comment on Deertracker especially if it is about your god.


Wrong again dummygen! Most crimes on the ID channel are solved and the perp put in jail. I don't watch the bigfoot or mermaid stuff but animals in the wild act a lot like humans thus supporting the evolution theory. It is the right wing dingbats that don't like the facts that the AHC and Smithsonian channel present. Politics is not the only thing I comment on just the inaccuracies the haters spew about our President. Your links only prove you know how to copy and paste. Perhaps if you seek treatment for your BPH you will not miss the end of the programs!


Spin it the way you want it is your lie.
You made the case i refuted it Mermaid chaser.
I know how to prove a moron retarded, Not just how to link things. Now run along retarded yeti chaser and quit talking of politics as you said on the other page.


Re: "ID channel"

"ID" - short for IDIOT channel.

Stop believing everything you see on TV, pipsqueak.


Are you two married? Mr. and Mr. Pooh! I guess a lot of people are idiots.


Re: "I guess a lot of people are idiots."

Yes you are.


All the usual folks saying all the usual things. The truth, of course, is that Obama is no different from any other president. The rightwingers, of course, will find conspiracy and "evidence" of fascism/communism/socialism in anything and everything Obama does.

They are easily riled by rightwing media, and are unable to even take Chuck's article above for what it is: humor/satire.

Let's all take a deep breath: if America survived George Bush, we'll survive ANYTHING.

Personally, I think it is great that a conservative writer tries his hand at humor. This is something entirely lacking from the uptight, Republican Party. We Dems have Al Franken, Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, Stephen Colbert, and others. We also enjoy Libertarian comedian Bill Maher, who skewers both parties, but tends to lambaste the GOP more, since they provide far more material to lambaste.

Here is a list of Republican comedians:

Funny thing is, Republicans are only funny when they don't intend to be.


Re: "Obama is no different from any other president."

Typical lefty use of the fallacy of moral relativism.


Re: "fascism/communism/socialism,"

All offshoots of Marxism.

Per usual your knowledge of economic philosophy fails you.

Asked repeatedly and NEVER answered by you:

So with which of Marx's Ten Planks do you disagree and why?

To quote you: "Please feel free to infuse a few facts (in)to your rants,"


Re: "Libertarian comedian Bill Maher,"

Nah, you like him 'cause he's a socialist. He ain't a member of the "Libertarian" Party by a long shot.



Darwin's choice

"all the usual folks saying all the usual things".....and here you are, under how many of your different names, and saying exactly the same crap you always spew! The failure in the White House is exactly that, a failure. It is amusing watching your head twist around whenever your messiah is shown to be the incompetent he is! Five years of nothing! You should be so proud!


The Big Dog's back

Whatever goofus.


Re: "Obama is no different from any other president."

If true, how is he like Pres. Nixon?


Oops, once again, you conveniently skip over the facts that don't suit the direction you like to skew things. Conservative/Republican comedians include Dennis Miller, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry the Cable Guy. They're, uhm, kinda famous you know. As a result, looks to me like you INTENTIONALLY left out anything that doesn't support your own narrow worldview. According to you, that pretty much makes YOU a conservative! Tut, tut!


That Coasterfan is a hoot isn't he ? I bet he never took the oath to uphold The Constitution !


Did you?


Obama did take the oath however he does not live up to the oath he took.

Dr. Information

Obama doesn't watch the news but attacked Fox News a couple years back.

The guy is so full of lies he believes everything that comes out of his mouth, which is mostly lies.

The Big Dog's back

chuck, your columns get more moronic each time.


Re: "chuck, your columns get more moronic each time."

^^^ “Another insightful comment by bonehead.”

Dr. Information

Ahhh, I see the misfit kids (Big D, coaster, meow are at it again in the land of OZ.

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The tea party is not dead .


Too bad it isn't.