Friday, July 16

On July 7th the Department of Homeland Security announced that the government would "assume control" of the joint website run until that time by BP and various organizations in charge of providing information about the BP oil spill and recovery.

The website had been jointly owned and updated since the spill occurred in March. Once it switches to dot-gov, instead of dot-com, the government will be able to police the content posted. [to "police" something sounds so much more wonderfully ambiguous than "control."]

BP has been funding the website and the government may require the company to continue funding the site after the it takes control.

DHS, which has no current connection to the site, said it wanted to create more transparency, according to AP reporter Harry R. Weber:
A DHS spokesman told The Associated Press on Sunday that the joint relationship won't change when the website is given a dot-gov address instead of a dot-com address. But who can post information to the site would change. Details are still being worked out.

The spokesman, Sean Smith, said the government wants to be as transparent as possible and increase Americans' access to information.
Problem is, to Obama and his Dem henchmen, "transparency" has some sort of bizzare meaning: It's associated with 2000-page bills that no congresswhore has read in its entirety before voting to cram down our throats. Or with secret visitors' logs to the White House. Or with doing away with the secret ballot for union certification elections.

Ah, *that* kind of "transparency." Well, why dincha' say so?

If the consequences didn't promise to be so tragic, the Dems' behavior would be funny.

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