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Obama Shuts Amber Alert Website And Mt Rushmore, Keeps Andrews AFB Golf Course Open
Confounded Interest ^ | 10/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders

Posted on 10/07/2013 7:11:16 AM PDT by whitedog57

What is this horrid government shutdown I keep reading about? It isn’t for Federal employees, since the House passed legislation paying all non-essential Federal employees that were furloughed for their missed time. (If President Obama signs it, that is).

Stated differently. Non-essential Federal employees received a taxpayer-funded vacation.

The government shutdown is a way for the Administration and Senate to punish Americans for Republicans not rubber-stamping the funding of Obamacare. At least the Administration should exempt everyone or no one.

John Nolte has created a list of unnecessary shutdowns.

1. Treatments for Children Suffering From Cancer – The GOP have agreed to a compromise by funding part of the government, including the National Institutes of Health, which offers children with cancer last-chance experimental treatment. Obama has threatened to veto this funding.

2. The World War II Memorial – The WWII memorial on the DC Mall is a 24/7 open-air memorial that is not regularly staffed. Although the White House must have known that WWII veterans in their eighties and nineties had already booked flights to visit this memorial, the White House still found the resources to spitefully barricade the attraction.

The Republican National Committee has offered to cover any costs required to keep the memorial open. The White House refused. Moreover, like the NIH, the GOP will pass a compromise bill that would fund America’s national parks. Obama has threatened to veto that bill.

3. Furloughed Military Chaplains Not Allowed to Work for Free – Furloughed military chaplains willing to celebrate Mass and baptisms for free have been told they will be punished for doing so.

4. Business Stops In Florida Keys – Although the GOP have agreed to compromise in the ongoing budget stalemate and fund the parks, Obama has threatened to veto that funding. As a result, small businesses, hunters, and commercial fisherman can’t practice their trade. While the feds have deemed the personnel necessary to keep this area open “non-essential,” the “enforcement officers” to ensure no business is done are “essential.”

5. Obama Blacks Out Sports, Entertainment Programming to Overseas Troops - The American Forces Network (AFN) that provides American sports and entertainment programming to our troops stationed abroad, has been shut down. For some reason, though, AFN News will still broadcast news, just not any of the popular and fun stuff. Camp David is essential, but popular programming for heroes overseas is non-essential.

6. Obama Closes D-Day Memorial – The GOP have offered to compromise and fund the National Parks. Obama has said he will veto this compromise legislation. As a result, along with 24 other military cemeteries, the D-Day memorial in Normandy has been barricaded.

7. Obama Tries to Close Privately-Funded Mt. Vernon – Although George Washington’s Mt. Vernon estate is privately funded, the feds blocked visitors from entering the parking area because the Park Service maintains the lot. Apparently, the New Media publicity resulted in the feds backing down.

8. Obama Closes Over 100 Privately-Managed Parks That Cost No Money to Run – The U.S. Treasury actually makes money from the rent paid by a private company that “employs about 400-500 camp workers and managers across about a dozen states.” No federal money is used to operate these parks. No federal employees are used to staff these parks. Taxpayers make a profit from these parks. Still, Obama had them closed and as a result 400-500 employees and a private business are taking it in the neck.

9. Obama Closes Self-Sustaining Colonial Farm It Hasn’t Supported Since 1980 – “For the first time in 40 years, the National Park Service (NPS) has finally succeeded in closing the Farm down to the public. In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm.”

10. Obama Tries to Close State-Run Parks in Wisconsin – “The park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devil’s Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lion’s share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers.”

11. Obama Closes Vietnam Memorial – The GOP have passed compromise legislation that would fund national memorials and parks, and open them to the public. Obama threatened a veto. Apparently, the “essential” government employees are those erecting barricades, not those who could keep the memorial open.

12. Obama Closes Privately-Owned Hotel, Police Block Parking Lot - “The operator of a 51-room inn located on U.S. government-owned land in North Carolina abandoned his defiant stance on Thursday to keep the property open despite being ordered to close as part of the federal government shutdown.”

October is this inn’s prime season. The GOP have offered compromise funding opening the parks. Obama said he will veto that compromise. State troopers blocked customers from entering the inn’s parking lot.

13. Park Service Ranger: ‘We’ve Been Told to Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can’ – “It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

14. Obama Forces Residents Out of Private Homes – “The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they’re being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land.” The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

15. Acadia Park In Maine Shut Down – ‘”We’ve been training for two years at CrossFit for this hike — no kidding,” Hart said. She added that the shutdown should be as inconvenient for the Washington politicians who caused it as it is for average citizens.’

The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto.

16. Historic Restaurant Open During Last Shutdown Forced to Close – “An iconic Philadelphia restaurant has been forced to close its doors and turn away booked parties because of the government shutdown. …

“Restaurant public relations director Molly Yun said they were notified there was a possibility a closure might happen, but they were allowed to remain open during the last government shutdown 17 years ago.” The restaurant is part of the federal park system, which the GOP have agreed to fund. Obama said he will veto the funding.

17. Obama Shuts Down a Road That Goes Through CO Park: “The Forest Service announcement, in turn, led the Pitkin County commissioners to order that Maroon Creek Road be shut down at the height of the colorful leaf-changing season. Ahead of what is to be one of the busiest weekends of the fall, the road is to be closed to vehicles at T-Lazy-7 Ranch, pending a resolution to the government shutdown.”

The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto that compromise funding.

18. Residents Plan Protest of Cape Hatteras Closing – “Businesses and residents on the Outer Banks have planned a peaceful protest of the closure of Hatteras Island’s beaches due to the government shut down. “The U.S. House Wednesday passed a measure to reopen national parks and monuments. It will now go to the U.S. Senate.”

In the unlikely event the Democrat Senate passes the bill, Obama has threatened a veto of any compromise legislation opening the parks.

19. Obama Blocks People From LOOKING at Mt. Rushmore – “Blocking access to trails and programs at South Dakota’s most popular attraction was one thing, but state officials didn’t expect Congress’ budget stalemate to shut down a view of Mount Rushmore.

“The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument.

The cones first went up Oct. 1, said Dusty Johnson, Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s chief of staff. The state asked that they be taken down, and federal officials did so with some of them. The state was told the cones were a safety precaution to help channel cars into viewing areas rather than to bar their entrance.”

20. Crucial USDA Websites Taken Down – “The U.S. Department of Agriculture has turned off its entire website in response to the government shutdown, leaving farmers, reporters and others with no way to access any of the agency’s information online. …

“USDA’s total website shutdown goes far beyond the response of other federal agencies, and seems to be part of an effort to make people feel the effects of the shutdown. Thursday morning calls to USDA’s press office seeking an explanation were not answered.”

This website is down and yet the ObamaCare and White House websites are up.

21. St. Louis Gateway Arch Closed – The GOP have agreed to compromise legislation funding the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

22. Park Shutdown Bounces Rowers from Potomac – “The ripple effect of a government shutdown has pushed rowers from the Potomac River.

“Multiple high schools rent space at the Thompson Boat Center in Georgetown. But like other places controlled by the National Park Service, it closed Tuesday morning.”

The GOP have agreed to compromise funding opening the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

23. Thompson Boat Center Closed In DC – The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto.

24. Obama Closes Military Commissary – “Military members, veterans and families who shop at local tax-free store are shocked to discover the store’s doors locked; no progress to end stalemate in Washington.”

While the government has deemed the White House chefs “essential,” working class military personnel have lost their tax-free store privileges. Military personnel and their families tell me that they have never lost these privileges in previous shutdowns.

25. Arizona Offers to Fund Grand Canyon, Obama Says ‘Drop Dead’ – “Obama has ordered the Grand Canyon to stay closed, even after the state of Arizona and local businesses have offered to cover the costs necessary to keep it open. In other words, the shutdown isn’t about the money — it’s about hurting the American people just because he can.”

John Nolte forgot San Francisco’s Cliff House in the shut down list. Where you can watch Great White Sharks eating Seals.

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Not to mention that President Obama kept his favorite DC-area golf course open (Andrews).

One of my students at George Mason, Yaser Ebrahimi, pointed out that is not working.


And one of my readers told me that the Amber Alert site is down too.

So, non-essential Federal employees will likely get reimbursed and only citizens are punished.

But wait! The Administration has defied its own government shutdown and is ordering almost every furloughed worker back to work!

Meanwhile, the Federal debt skyrockets on a path to default.


I guess House Majority Leader John Boehner is ordered to obey in order to reduce the suffering of its citizens.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: 8ththread; amber; amberalert; barrycades; defense; golf; govtshutdown; govtshutdownlist; obamapunishes; operationwhipcracker; searchtitleamber; shutdown
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What a fascist POS.
1 posted on 10/07/2013 7:11:16 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: whitedog57

Consider the emotions today of all those Federal Employees who have young children.

They are not going to be happy, happy, happy with Barry’s AG Eric Holder for stopping the National AMBER ALERT Program over the weekend.

Surely, Mr. Fast and Furious Holder thought this Amber Alert cancellation through and made an exception for Michelle Obama’s two darling children?

BTW, I wonder if Barry, General of the Senate Harry “Mean Ol’ Guy” Reid, and Colonel of her former self Nancy “Always in a fog” Pelosi realize that other Federal employees ALSO have young children that need to be protected by the National Amber Alert Program?

BTW, BTW, the boy-toy, wanna-be dictator Barry Soetoro, aka Mr. Michelle Obama, COULD order his personal Corporate Jet, Air Force One, to be mothballed, by Executive Order, of course. (He must have a few blank EO forms lying around his empty chair, or his Golf bag - - - ).

That simple gesture just might, could, show that Barry also “feels our pain.”

Barry could also BARRYCADE his own personal Golf Course, and BARRYCADE the Oceans, only on Federal land, of course. (Governors are so touchy these days about THEIR State’s shorelines)!

2 posted on 10/07/2013 7:13:00 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Marxist Obama'care' Insurance violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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3 posted on 10/07/2013 7:15:53 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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4 posted on 10/07/2013 7:16:44 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: whitedog57
Not to mention that President Obama kept his favorite DC-area golf course open (Andrews).

Military golf courses are not operated with public funds. They are self funded by user fees. Obama can't shut them down.

5 posted on 10/07/2013 7:17:02 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: whitedog57

Still open.

6 posted on 10/07/2013 7:19:12 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: whitedog57

Absolutely right to put the blame where you do. The big guy is the one who gave the orders.

‘We’ve Been Told to Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can’
Absolutely. This is obviously true.

Closing Amber Alert is calculated to hurt, and hurt really bad.

A better way to save money is to stop sending billions to middle east countries that hate us.

7 posted on 10/07/2013 7:24:37 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back

How did we ever survive before Booosh made Amber Alert a Federal Program?

8 posted on 10/07/2013 7:25:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: whitedog57
Sometimes when large capital letters aren't enough, in needs of large capital lettering...

Though I am not shouting, I am doing this to get the message across and noticed.

Ok money bags, those with money who are on our side, it's time to take out full page ads in national news papers, spend some money on TV ads in how Obama is deliberately hurting the working people but doesn't feel the need to close down the golf courses the government uses.... TV ADS PLEASE TV ADS PLEASE NOW IS THE TIME TO SHOW THE PUBLIC THE REAL FACE OF OBAMA, HARRY REID AND THE DEMOCRATS GAMES n PAIN ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE .... WE CAN WIN THIS ! WE CAN WIN PUBLIC OPINION NOW !

That's the last thing Obama, Harry Reid, the Democrats and the MSM need now is more bad publicity in TV ads, news papers and Media.... when it rains it pours..
9 posted on 10/07/2013 7:25:37 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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Shutting down commissary store would be unconscionable due to the loss in product that would likely exceed the money not available to pay staff. How do you shut down deliveries of fresh food to stores that come on a daily basis. It would take time to head off trucks on the road and lead time for the warehouse. Not to mention dated item losses that are not being sold, like milk, eggs, fresh produce, etc etc. No thought whatsoever, just lets get on with inconveniencing the American people to the maximum extent possible

10 posted on 10/07/2013 7:29:20 AM PDT by wita
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To: whitedog57

So are all the people connected with the shut downs are sitting around collecting pay while doing nothing ? LOL, The Wookiees “Lets Move” site is still open

11 posted on 10/07/2013 7:32:11 AM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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Have they shut down the Alamo? I always thought this was in safe hands of the Daughters of the Texas Revolution...

12 posted on 10/07/2013 7:32:37 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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If there was a way to do it without getting shot I would love to see a ring of citizens around AF1 and deny it use.

13 posted on 10/07/2013 7:35:02 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: whitedog57

Priorities. Obozo must have his priorities. Will this moonbeam ever leave us alone?

14 posted on 10/07/2013 7:35:05 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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15 posted on 10/07/2013 7:40:37 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (National Pk Srv: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting)
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Shucks. I say cut the man some slack. Bein' President is difficult work. Puttin' up all them barricades takes it out of a man, ya know what I mean? Heh, heh. Heh. So I say, yeah. Keep Andrews AFB Golf Course open. Now, let me tell you what I think about....

"I'm sorry, Mr. President that's all the time we have."

"But the interviewed just started."

"We got we needed. Thank you. You know the way out, right? The back door is right there through the kitchen."


"Get lost."

16 posted on 10/07/2013 7:40:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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yet this thing's site is still up and wasting money...

17 posted on 10/07/2013 8:01:12 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

I’ve heard that she has arms. That’s quite an accomplishment.

18 posted on 10/07/2013 8:06:14 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: centurion316; whitedog57
Military golf courses are not operated with public funds. They are self funded by user fees. Obama can't shut them down.

Two observations (not arguments):
Obama’s (and his handler's) shutdown is not about money, it is about a political agenda.
Obama is the CinC, he can do what ever he deems prudent with regard to a military reservation.

Had an exchange last night with a poster who mockingly asked if the federal highways would be barricaded, as though such a possibility was very unlikely if not ludicrous. The source article above suggests that some federal roads and parking lots have indeed been barricaded or made unavailable.

The good news is that he, on behalf of most Democrat politicians, has broadcast a vindictive anti-American style and attitude in a way that even the slowest among us can understand. One wonders what this will look like in 4 or 5 years.

19 posted on 10/07/2013 8:11:24 AM PDT by frog in a pot ("To each according to his need..." -from a guy who never had a real job and couldn't feed his family)
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prolly from carrying all the boy's nasty baggage all these years...
20 posted on 10/07/2013 8:15:08 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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