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White House asking for sad shutdown stories
Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/2013 | ASHE SCHOW

Posted on 10/04/2013 12:10:36 PM PDT by jrestrepo

How has the government shutdown affected you?”

That's the question posted Thursday at 7:50 p.m. on the White House blog by Nathaniel Lubin, acting director of digital strategy for the Obama administration.

Don’t forget that at the top of the blog, a handy little disclaimer notes that “due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, the information on this web site may not be up to date.”

Looks like it’s perfectly up to date.

Also remember that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., won't bring up any resolutions that would fund government programs such as national parks and veterans' services.

So, while hundreds of thousands of Americans are furloughed for being “non-essential,” the White House has found asking for their stories to be “essential.”


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We need to overload them with our comments. I already posted a nice little comment!

(sorry, I do not know how to post html) http://www.whitehouse.gov/shutdown-story#content_top

1 posted on 10/04/2013 12:10:36 PM PDT by jrestrepo
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To: jrestrepo

Oh, this could be fun!


2 posted on 10/04/2013 12:12:46 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: jrestrepo

http://www.whitehouse.gov/shutdown-story#content_top


3 posted on 10/04/2013 12:13:15 PM PDT by Principled
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To: Principled

Pimp overload !


4 posted on 10/04/2013 12:13:53 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: jrestrepo
It turned me into a newt!!!

(I got better.)

5 posted on 10/04/2013 12:14:13 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: jrestrepo

I am going to post a happy story, and it’s going to include Gallup showing Dear Leader’s job approval has gone from a 52% mark to a 41% mark.....hehehe,,and a demand that this country honor her veterans fully!

I can’t wait to leave them a story!


6 posted on 10/04/2013 12:14:24 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: jrestrepo

post that it has made you happy!!


7 posted on 10/04/2013 12:15:12 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: jrestrepo

I don’t feel like an IRS or FBI colonoscopy so I’ll defer. Instead get a list of emails to all the networks, talking heads, reporters and other quisling propagandist and flood their emails instead.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 12:15:57 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: miss marmelstein

just posted it was the dems fault for failing to pass the many pieces of legislation.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 12:18:07 PM PDT by Principled
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To: jrestrepo

If the USDA website is shut down due to the shut down, WTF is that doing up and running?


10 posted on 10/04/2013 12:18:12 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Their question:

Congress has two jobs to do: pass a budget and pay its bills.

But earlier this week, Congress failed to pass legislation to fund the government, and now many vital services are shut down.

My feedback to them:

Obama has but ONE job: to be a leader. He has failed. Miserably.

I’ll expect my own private IRS audit to begin by Monday.


11 posted on 10/04/2013 12:18:16 PM PDT by MaskedMan
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To: jrestrepo

Just post this link over and over:

http://sadtrombonemusic.com


12 posted on 10/04/2013 12:18:27 PM PDT by JoeTheGeorgian
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To: Principled

here is what I posted:

“The shutdown has made me happier and more hopeful than I have been in years that the TEA Party may be able to shut down Obama’s socialist agenda and government takeover of healthcare (phase1)”

try it yourself! let see if any make it to public
http://www.whitehouse.gov/shutdown-story#content_top


13 posted on 10/04/2013 12:18:33 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Principled

How can this NBW website be up if the govt is shut down?


14 posted on 10/04/2013 12:18:36 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: jrestrepo
"How has the government shutdown affected you?”"

It has amplified my resolve to defy The W0n in all ways possible by an order of magnitude.

15 posted on 10/04/2013 12:19:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: jrestrepo
We should help them out.

Flood the website about our personal sadness that the whole damn thing is not shut down.

Give specific grievances like NPR is spewing crap and such.

16 posted on 10/04/2013 12:19:32 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: jrestrepo

White House is looking for stooges and lies. They are really desperate. The smell of defeat is in the air for them.


17 posted on 10/04/2013 12:19:52 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Principled

I wrote:

It has restored my faith in Congress! That they will stand up to executive abuse of power and reinstitute the balance of powers set forth in our constitution.

LOL!! That will get their blood boiling. I will probably get audited now,


18 posted on 10/04/2013 12:20:30 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: jrestrepo

HER: I don’t like it cause ALL my ‘baby daddy’s’ show up after he go to ‘work’ in the Morning. Now he can’t go to work the baby daddy’s and special ‘uncles’ can’t visit me during the day, which is costing me extra spending moneys.

HE: I don’t like it cause instead of going out and selling dope every day (she thinks I work for the gubbiment) I have to stay home because my phony job is shut down.
I can’t even begin to convince her ANYTHING I do is essential. Xcept for screwing, she couldn’t survive without my ‘snake’, and she is true to me.


19 posted on 10/04/2013 12:20:47 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: austinaero

NBW = NEW


20 posted on 10/04/2013 12:21:24 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Dick Vomer

I don’t feel like an IRS or FBI colonoscopy

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Probably too late to worry about that since you’re on the “subversive” FR. And the NSA is probably monitoring you as well. Its all part of being a true patriot. :)


21 posted on 10/04/2013 12:22:15 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: jrestrepo

(snif, snif) I wanted so bad to talk to the IRS about my volunteer (snif) audit, and they’re not (snif, snort) answering the phone!

Then I tried to call the EPA (boo hoo) and rat on my neighbor using incandescent light bulbs! (snif)

The little boy down the street has got a cap gun and scaring everybody (waaaaah) in the neighborhood! Where’s the ATF?!


22 posted on 10/04/2013 12:22:28 PM PDT by albie
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To: jrestrepo

Going later


23 posted on 10/04/2013 12:22:39 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (What's the frequency, Kenneth?)
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To: jrestrepo

I have a special internet version of a 10-foot pole that I use to touch that website. I’ve yet to use it.


24 posted on 10/04/2013 12:22:57 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: penelopesire

I will probably get audited now

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Then you and Dr. Ben Carson will have something in common. :)


25 posted on 10/04/2013 12:23:22 PM PDT by Starboard
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If you do post there, please try to keep it in Dr. Seuss format of green eggs and ham. ;)


26 posted on 10/04/2013 12:25:41 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: jrestrepo

Dems: propaganda be our game!


27 posted on 10/04/2013 12:26:12 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: penelopesire

Excellent.


28 posted on 10/04/2013 12:26:37 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: jrestrepo
TICK TICK TICK TICK

THE TIME IS NEAR

29 posted on 10/04/2013 12:27:54 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: jrestrepo

Boycott Obamacare websites until the shut down is over.


30 posted on 10/04/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT by goldi
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To: jrestrepo

Boycott Obamacare websites until the shut down is over.


31 posted on 10/04/2013 12:33:28 PM PDT by goldi
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To: goldi

If they want to see a shutdown story in real time, try logging into the Obamacare websites.


32 posted on 10/04/2013 12:38:33 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Col Frank Slade

I sit here in a house without running water and with the power just turned on after 5 weeks and I am broke. I am broker than broke. I need to be able to get cleaned up to be find a job.

My back s killing me.

I’m going to net baloney again tonite I guess.

But hey NPR, PBS, VOA, AL Hurra, Planned Parenthood and all these others are getting their hundreds of millions of dollars. So I guess life is grand when someone else is paying for your crap.

So how does “Shutdown Theater” affect me?

I can’t buy health insurance, madate or not. I can’t afford the fine either. Sorry, I’ll have to opt out of this little wealth redistribution scam.

Not personally.

I wonder why free, open air parks and memorials are being barricaded and guarded. This costs more than leaving them alone, where does this money come from?

I wonder why, during shutdown, the White House fountain is still running while those at the WW2 memorial is turned off.

I wonder if Air Force One is grounded?

I wonder why the commissary at Andrews AFB is closed while the golf course used by Present Obama is still open.

I wonder a lot of things.


33 posted on 10/04/2013 12:39:33 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Cyber Liberty

If I use a Starbucks server, in a far away city, how can they identify me?


34 posted on 10/04/2013 12:39:56 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: jrestrepo

When you think this administration can not go any lower than a snakes belly..... They become the scum on the snakes belly.


35 posted on 10/04/2013 12:41:39 PM PDT by JFC
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To: jrestrepo

When you think this administration can not go any lower than a snakes belly..... They become the scum on the snakes belly.


36 posted on 10/04/2013 12:41:41 PM PDT by JFC
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To: jrestrepo
I thought I'd give them a bit of happy news to offset all the potential whiners;

How has the Government shutdown affected me? Not at all.

37 posted on 10/04/2013 12:42:12 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: miss marmelstein

LOL! It will. :^)


38 posted on 10/04/2013 12:44:07 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: PhiloBedo
If I use a Starbucks server, in a far away city, how can they identify me?

Every network device has a unique MAC address associated with it, so if you take that device back home it could in theory be traced back to you.

39 posted on 10/04/2013 12:44:21 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Starboard

Exactly! A year ago I probably would not have posted there..but then realize they are following everyone..especially their political enemies. I am not scared of them anymore. I am a law abiding citizen of this country. My taxes are always in order and I will sue the hell out of them if I get targeted for my political or religious beliefs!

I will NOT be silenced by these Marxist goons...EVER!!


40 posted on 10/04/2013 12:45:51 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: jrestrepo

My sad Story: “I dulled the blade of my favorite KA-BAR sawing through the wire Barrycades at the WWII Memorial.”


41 posted on 10/04/2013 12:46:45 PM PDT by Carlucci
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To: jrestrepo

White House or White Crib?


42 posted on 10/04/2013 12:47:17 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: jrestrepo

I went to McDonalds and was shorted a McNugget. I considered 911 but discovered I wasn’t that hungry after all

Peace Out


43 posted on 10/04/2013 12:48:11 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Cementjungle

I guess I’d better get ready for the inevitable IRS audit.


44 posted on 10/04/2013 12:50:53 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Dick Vomer

I just hack into local webs. If I look up anything on the web google thinks I’m in Atlanta.


45 posted on 10/04/2013 12:51:27 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Principled

I posted as well as Senate, but the Administration as acting petty and childish. Now I am worried about getting audited.


46 posted on 10/04/2013 12:52:18 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: PhiloBedo

Go for it. It’s longer than a 10-foot pole. ;^)


47 posted on 10/04/2013 12:52:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: penelopesire

I didn’t serve in the military to be silenced by their intimiation tactics either. Its pretty clear what the marxists are trying to do but they have underestimated our resolve and courage.


48 posted on 10/04/2013 12:53:24 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: patriotsoul

If they audit me they will find they OWE me money. F-em


49 posted on 10/04/2013 12:53:42 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: xrmusn

PING!


50 posted on 10/04/2013 12:55:20 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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