Sunday, January 27, 2013

Obama to issue Executive Order banning full-contact college football!

Head injuries in football are a concern for both college and pro football players although the President has more specific issues with college game!

In the week leading up to the Super Bowl what better way for the President to keep himself on the front pages of the MSM and as the lead story on your local news than by proposing to turn college football into a game of two-hand touch or flag.

Thankfully, however, if in fact the President did do something along these lines with an EO we would still have full contact lingerie football to watch!

And while this Executive Order has not yet been written or even proposed one can only imagine, based on the President's response to a question from New Republic writer Chris Hughes (provided below), that it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility for him to do it sometime in the future if it were legally possible and politically expedient to do so!

List of Barack Obama Executive Orders!

Indeed I stand corrected by more than one of the readers of TPC that the original EO's attributed to Barack Obama were in fact those of President Kennedy. And while the list of Executive Order's signed by Barack Obama is not as extensive as originally stated, his willingness to use them in order to bypass the legislative process is the actual source of concern and basis for this article. (TPC)

Barack Obama (2009–present)

No.Title/DescriptionDate signed
13489 Presidential Records2009-01-21
13490Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel2009-01-21
13491Ensuring Lawful Interrogations2009-01-22
13492Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base and Closure of Detention Facilities2009-01-22
13493Review of Detention Policy Options2009-01-22
13494Economy in Government Contracting2009-01-30
13495Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts2009-01-30
13496Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws (Repealed Executive Order 13201)2009-01-30
13497Revocation of Certain Executive Orders Concerning Regulatory Planning and Review2009-02-05
13498Amendments to Executive Order 13199 and Establishment of the President's Advisory Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships2009-02-06
13499Further Amendments to Executive Order 12835, Establishment of the National Economic Council2009-02-05
13500Further Amendments to Executive Order 12859, Establishment of the Domestic Policy Council2009-02-05
13501Establishing the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board2009-02-06
13502Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects2009-02-06
13503Establishment of the White House Office of Urban Affairs2009-02-19
13504Amending Executive Order 133902009-02-19
13505Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells2009-03-09
13506Establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls2009-03-11
13507Establishment of the White House Office of Health Reform2009-04-08
13508Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration2009-05-12
13509Establishing a White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers2009-06-23
13510Waiver Under the Trade Act of 1974 With Respect to the Republic of Belarus2009-07-01
13511Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees2009-09-29
13512Amending Executive Order 133902009-09-29
13513Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving2009-10-01
13514Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance2009-10-05
13515Increasing Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Federal Programs2009-10-14
13516Amending Executive Order 134622009-10-28
13517Amendments to Executive Orders 13183 and 134942009-10-30
13518Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government2009-11-09
13519Establishment of the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force2009-11-17
13520Reducing Improper Payments2009-11-20
13521Establishing the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues2009-11-24
13522Creating Labor-Management Forums to Improve Delivery of Government Services2009-12-09
13523Half-Day Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies on Thursday, December 24, 20092009-12-11
13524Amending Executive Order 12425 Designating Interpol as a Public International Organization Entitled to Enjoy Certain Privileges, Exemptions, and Immunities2009-12-17
13525Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay2009-12-23
13526Classified National Security Information2009-12-29
13527Establishing Federal Capability for the Timely Provision of Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack2009-12-30
13528Establishment of the Council of Governors2010-01-11
13529Ordering the Selected Reserve and Certain Individual Ready Reserve Members of the Armed Forces to Active Duty2010-01-16
13530President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability2010-01-29
13531National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform2010-02-18
13532Promoting Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities2010-02-26
13533Providing an Order of Succession within the Department of Defense2010-03-01
13534National Export Initiative2010-03-11
13535Ensuring Enforcement and Implementation of Abortion Restrictions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act2010-03-23
13536Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia2010-04-12
13537Interagency Group on Insular Areas2010-04-14
13538Establishing the President's Management Advisory Board2010-04-19
13539President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology2010-04-21
13540Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development2010-04-26
13541Temporary Organization to Facilitate a Strategic Partnership with the Republic of Iraq2010-05-07
13542Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Agriculture2010-05-13
13543National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling2010-05-21
13544Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council2010-06-10
13545President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition2010-06-22
13546Optimizing the Security of Biological Select Agents and Toxins in the United States2010-07-02
13547Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes2010-07-19
13548Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals With Disabilities2010-07-26
13549Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities2010-08-18
13550Establishment of Pakistan and Afghanistan Support Office2010-08-18
13551Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to North Korea2010-08-30
135522010 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States2010-08-31
13553Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to Serious Human Rights Abuses by the Government of Iran and Taking Certain Other Actions2010-09-28
13554Establishing the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force2010-10-05
13555White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics2010-10-19
13556Controlled Unclassified Information2010-11-04
13557Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice2010-11-04
13558Export Enforcement Coordination Center2010-11-09
13559Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations2010-11-17
13560White House Council for Community Solutions2010-12-14
13561Adjustments to Certain Rates of Pay2010-12-22
13562Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates2010-12-27
13563Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review2011-01-18
13564Establishment of The President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness2011-01-31
13565Establishment of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Advisory Committees2011-02-08
13566Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya2011-02-25
13567Periodic Review of Individuals Detained at Guantánamo Bay Naval Station Pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force2011-03-07
13568Extending Provisions of the International Organization Immunities Act to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the International Civilian Office in Kosovo2011-03-08
13569Amendments to Executive Orders 128241283512859, and 13532, Reestablishment Pursuant to Executive Order 13498, and Revocation of Executive Order 135072011-04-05
13570Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to North Korea2011-04-18
13571Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service2011-04-27
13572Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to Human Rights Abuses in Syria2011-04-29
13573Blocking Property of Senior Officials of the Government of Syria2011-05-18
13574Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, as Amended2011-05-23
13575Establishment of the White House Rural Council2011-06-09
13576Delivering an Efficient, Effective, and Accountable Government2011-06-13
13577Establishment of the SelectUSA Initiative2011-06-15
13578Coordinating Policies on Automotive Communities and Workers2011-07-06
13579Regulation and Independent Regulatory Agencies2011-07-11
13580Interagency Working Group on Coordination of Domestic Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska2011-07-12
13581Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations2011-07-24
13582Blocking Property of the Government of Syria and Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to Syria2011-08-17
13583Establishing a Coordinated Government-Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce2011-08-18
13584Developing an Integrated Strategic Counterterrorism Communications Initiative and Establishing a Temporary Organization to Support Certain Government-Wide Communications Activities Directed Abroad2011-09-09
13585Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees2011-09-30
13586Establishing an Emergency Board to Investigate Disputes Between Certain Railroads Represented by the National Carriers' Conference Committee of the National Railway Labor Conference and Their Employees Represented by Certain Labor Organizations2011-10-06
13587Structural Reforms to Improve the Security of Classified Networks and the Responsible Sharing and Safeguarding of Classified Information2011-10-07
13588Reducing Prescription Drug Shortages2011-10-31
13589Promoting Efficient Spending2011-11-09
13590Authorizing the Imposition of Certain Sanctions with Respect to the Provision of Goods, Services, Technology, or Support for Iran's Energy and Petrochemical Sectors2011-11-20
13591Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees2011-11-23
13592Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities2011-12-02
135932011 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States2011-12-13
13594Adustments of Certain Rates of Pay2011-12-19
13595Instituting a National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security2011-12-19
13596Amendments to Executive Orders 12131 and 135392011-12-19
13597Establishing Visa and Foreign Visitor Processing Goals and the Task Force on Travel and Competitiveness2012-01-19
13598Assignment of Functions Relating to Certain Promotion and Appointment Actions in the Armed Forces2012-01-27
13599Blocking Property of the Government of Iran and Iranian Financial Institutions2012-02-05
13600Establishing the President's Global Development Council2012-02-09
13601Establishment of the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center2012-02-28
13602Establishing a White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities2012-03-15
13603National Defense Resources Preparedness2012-03-16
13604Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects2012-03-22
13605Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources2012-04-13
13606Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons with Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology2012-04-23
13607Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members2012-04-27
13608Prohibiting Certain Transactions with and Suspending Entry into the United States of Foreign Sanctions Evaders with Respect to Iran and Syria2012-05-01
13609Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation2012-05-01
13610Identifying and Reducing Regulatory Burdens2012-05-10
13611Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Yemen2012-05-16
13612Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Agriculture2012-05-21
13613Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Commerce2012-05-21
13614Providing an Order of Succession Within the Environmental Protection Agency2012-05-21
13615Providing an Order of Succession Within the Office of Management and Budget2012-05-21
13616Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment2012-06-14
13617Blocking Property of the Government of the Russian Federation Relating to the Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium Extracted From Nuclear Weapons2012-06-25
13618Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions2012-07-06
13619Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Burma2012-07-11
13620Taking Additional Steps to Address the National Emergency With Respect to Somalia2012-07-20
13621White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans2012-07-26
13622Authorizing Additional Sanctions With Respect to Iran2012-07-30
13623Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally2012-08-10
13624Accelerating Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency2012-08-30
13625Improving Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families2012-08-31
13626Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration2012-09-10
13627Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts2012-09-25
13628Authorizing the Implementation of Certain Sanctions Set Forth in the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 and Additional Sanctions with respect to Iran2012-10-09
13629Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council2012-10-26
13630Establishment of an Interagency Task Force on Commercial Advocacy2012-12-06
13631Reestablishment of Advisory Group2012-12-07
13632Establishing the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force2012-12-07
13633Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Monday, December 24, 20122012-12-21
13634Reestablishment of Advisory Commission2012-12-21


Barack Obama college football concerns!

"...I'm a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I'd have to think long and hard before I let him play football. And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much.

I tend to be more worried about college players than NFL players in the sense that the NFL players have a union, they're grown men, they can make some of these decisions on their own, and most of them are well-compensated for the violence they do to their bodies. You read some of these stories about college players who undergo some of these same problems with concussions and so forth and then have nothing to fall back on. That's something that I'd like to see the NCAA think about..." (Source)

Can't you just sense where that statement could be going at some point in the future? The same place that large sugary drinks are going in the nanny state of New York City!

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