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  • Obama’s Confession of Indifference: His strategy is to punish the innocent to score partisan points

    10/13/2013 3:40:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 11, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Last week I wrote a column accusing the president of having a vindictive streak — of deliberately trying to make the lives of average Americans worse just so he could score ideological and political points. We already knew from how he handled the budget sequester that Obama liked this approach. He ordered Cabinet secretaries not to do their jobs — i.e., to manage as best they could under spending restraints — but instead to find ways to make the cuts needlessly painful for innocents caught in the Beltway crossfire. They dusted off the same playbook for the shutdown. As one...
  • ‘You’re Wrong There!’: Gohmert Battles Fox News Anchor Over Who’s to Blame for the Mess in Wash

    10/13/2013 8:15:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 13, 2013 | Becket Adams
    [With video] Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert got into a tense back-and-forth Saturday with Fox New’s Arthel Neville over who is to blame for the partial government shut down and the frightening possibility of a debt-ceiling breach. The Republican Congressman insisted that President Barack Obama and his Democrat allies in the U.S. Senate are responsible for the current mess in the nation’s capital. [SNIIP] The Fox News anchor wasn’t satisfied with Rep. Gohmert’s analysis. “You’re not saying that either, Congressman?” Neville said. “Let’s have some honest talk here.” The Congressman repeated that it’s the Democrats, especially Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid,...
  • WTOP -- Crowd Storms WWII Memorial

    10/13/2013 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 59 replies
    Wtop ^ | 10/13/13
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  • Photo: Legless Vet Takes Barrycade to White House

    10/13/2013 9:04:14 AM PDT · by kristinn · 156 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sunday, October 13, 2013
  • From TheDC Photodesk: Vets storm WWII memorial, march on White House (Many Many Pictures)

    10/13/2013 10:06:04 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    Daily Caller - Photo Desk ^ | 10-12-2013 | Grae Stafford
    From TheDC Photodesk: Vets storm WWII memorial, march on White House By Grae Stafford 12:38 PM 10/13/2013 Hundreds of veterans descended on Washington, D.C. on Sunday under overcast skies and light rain to protest the closure of the war memorials during the government shutdown — and tore down the barricades surrounding the memorials to sounds of horns from truckers and cars and the roar of motorcycle engines. They were joined by Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who urged the Democratically-controlled Senate and President Barack Obama to remove the barricades...
  • The Greatest Generation vs the Greatest Thug

    10/13/2013 9:15:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/13/13 | George Spelvin
    The Obama administration’s abject mean spiritedness and cruelty against our World War II veterans attempting to enter their own free open air memorial this week is beyond any words in Webster’s Dictionary! Nothing can describe the affront done to the initial Honor Flight group of 91 vets from Mississippi and their assistants when they met the new word in the urban dictionary, the word now known as “barry-cades!” “Greater Love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his fellow man.” John 15:13 is the guiding principle these brave men now in their 80s and...
  • Barricades Torn down at the Lincoln Memorial People carrying them to Barricade the White House!

    10/13/2013 9:00:47 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 133 replies
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org ^ | 10/13/2013 | F.R. Newbrough
    At the Million Vet March in DC people have torn down the barricades at the Lincoln Memorial and are carrying them to the White House to Barricade the White House. One man carrying a barricade said,"We are taking these things where they belong." Watch Live on Ustream. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mlr13
  • Rally at World War II Memorial Spills into Street

    10/13/2013 8:31:58 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 49 replies
    4NBC ^ | 10/13/13
    [hard to post via cell]
  • Shutdown Day 13: A WTF Theatre Episode, “Shelter in Place”

    10/13/2013 8:23:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-13-2013 | MOTUS
    Hard to believe, butt we’re just one day shy of a full 2 week government shutdown. Combined with the problems we’re experiencing (temporarily) with our Obamacare system, things are getting a little tense around here.With so many of our non-essential personnel on furlough, Lady M is growing a little short with those of us still on the job - which is okay, because we’re used to it. Butt now even “no-drama Obama” is beginning to act out a little.“That Boner, I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.”Not only that, butt I’m working here with a handicap because I left...
  • Obama: “I Will Not Negotiate” (And If I Don't Get My Way, I'll Throw A Temper Tantrum)

    10/13/2013 8:05:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    You would have had to be under a rock to miss our President stating that recently. He mouthed that repeatedly during the budget debate and the government shutdown. It became his mantra leading up to the impending vote for raising the debt ceiling. The constitutional lawyer was apparently absent the day they taught that we have three co-equal branches of government. More than anything else, Mr. Obama apparently does not understand how the debt ceiling works. President Obama has regularly repeated “I will not negotiate over the full faith and credit of the United States.” Certainly he may mean that,...
  • The Tiny Mind of Boehner: A Jail with No Bars

    10/13/2013 6:25:30 AM PDT · by C. Edmund Wright · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-13-13 | C Edmund Wright
    In contemplating the bizarre, incompetent, and feckless behavior of House Speaker John Boehner over the years, I am reminded of the signature scene from the 1969 Western comedy Support Your Local Sheriff: In it,the sheriff (James Garner) ridicules dim-witted prisoner Joe Dandy (Bruce Dern), deriding him and maintaining full control even though his jail has no bars. The money scene is from 2:40 through 3:30: The cell on the right is yours. We don't have any bars yet...but we're gonna operate just as if the bars are there...so while you're in this jail, you stay on that side of the...
  • How Ted Cruz Ruined My Trip to a National Park (Website)

    10/11/2013 5:13:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 October 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Soooo I'm searching for info on a Civil War historic site and click on a National Park Service page presented  (high) in the Google results- yet all I get is this: "Because of the Federal Government Shutdown,  all national parks are closed  and the National Park Service webpages are not operating.  For more information, go to www.doi.gov" It costs less somehow to generate/post disingenuous Obama propaganda and close down all their other pages, then? And these messages are putting themselves up? That ain't how it works with my server- Just in case you missed that, a big, black banner promptly...
  • I work for Uncle Sam, and I’m proud of it

    10/02/2013 9:16:14 AM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 106 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/2/2013 | Jason Ullner
    I am a federal bureaucrat. A professional government employee. And guess what? I’m damn proud of it. It seems that all I hear these days are the once and future leaders of our country tripping over themselves to denigrate the work we do. I’m tired of it, and I’m fed up. I don’t claim to represent anyone other than myself, but I would bet that a fair number of federal employees feel as I do. We are lawyers, doctors, PhD students, economists, writers, electricians, construction workers, security officers and technology specialists. We are not a drain on the national economy;...
  • Military Priests Face Arrest for Celebrating Mass in Defiance of Shutdown

    10/04/2013 12:17:34 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 53 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | 10/4/2013 | Steve Skojec
    Our government is out of control.First, it was the World War II veterans who had to break down barriers to see the open air, un-attended memorial erected in their honor.  A memorial which is on public land but is supported – including the National Park Service fee – with private funds. This week there was more security surrounding this memorial — just to keep elderly veterans out — than there was at our embassy in Benghazi the night it was attacked.And for what? To inflict as much pain as possible through this government shutdown. It’s called Washington Monument Syndrome, and it’s...
  • Firemen First, Monuments Second, Sanity Last

    10/06/2013 7:28:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2013 | Paul Jacob
    Most Americans are aware, on some level, of the Firemen First Principle. Politicians face a shortfall in the budget, and wish to raise taxes, or debt, to cover it, but also must face the wrath of the public. So they pretend to bite the bullet, strategically placing onto the chopping block those parts of the government that the people like best. This “demonstrates” the “need” to raise taxes, increase debt, or otherwise do things voters would rather not do. Firemen go first onto the list, because everyone likes firemen. They risk their lives and help us when we are truly...
  • WWII veterans storm D.C. memorial closed by government shutdown

    10/01/2013 2:45:16 PM PDT · by dennisw · 98 replies
    stars and stripes ^ | October 1, 2013 | By Leo Shane III
    WASHINGTON — Wheelchair-bound elderly veterans pushed aside barricades to tour the World War II Memorial Tuesday morning, in defiance of the government shutdown which closed all of the memorials in the nation’s capital. The four bus loads of veterans — visiting from Mississippi as part of a once-in-a-lifetime Honor Flight tour — ignored National Park Police instructions not to enter the site as lawmakers and tourists cheered them on. “We didn’t come this far not to get in,” one veteran proclaimed. The scene was both emotional and comical at once. After it was clear they had lost control of the...
  • ObamaCare: It's all about control

    10/12/2013 12:40:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune-Review ^ | October 11, 2013 | Robert Moffit, senior fellow in the Center for Health Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation
    On health care, the president's pile of broken promises keeps getting higher. Consider this gem from Aug. 20, 2009: “Let's be clear about the fact that nobody has proposed anything close to a government takeover of health care.” Well, yes, somebody did. President Obama is now well on his way to orchestrating the federal government's takeover of Americans' health care. Commandeering the resources of major federal departments, particularly the Department of Health and Human Services and the IRS, the administration and its allies in Congress have created numerous federal bureaus, commissions and programs and have issued thousands of pages of...
  • Rep Randy Neugebauer confronts park ranger at the WW II Memorial

    10/05/2013 10:13:03 AM PDT · by magellan · 40 replies
    Rep Randy Neugebauer confronted a park ranger at the WW II Memorial. Anderson takes a look at the video.
  • Senate Democrats block reopening of NIH, national parks (Reid disparages Cruz on Senate floor)

    10/03/2013 11:19:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | By Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday blocked a House bill providing funding to reopen national parks amid the government shutdown, saying he would not allow the GOP to pick and choose from among favored programs and insisting the only way out is to pass all spending at the same time. Republicans tried to get an agreement in the Senate to restore the parks money along with funding for the National Institutes of Health, the military reserves and National Guard, and veterans affairs, but Democrats objected to each of those agreements in turn. [snip] The debate on the Senate floor...
  • Shutdown overreach: More personnel sent to WWII memorial than Benghazi

    10/02/2013 11:52:54 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 29 replies
    Shutdown overreach: More personnel sent to WWII memorial than Benghazi; Park Service closes park it doesn't run (Video at Link) The National Park Service is sending so many officials out to shut down federal parks from visiting Americans that at this rate it might have to suspend furloughs if the government closure continues. Two examples: -- At the World War II Memorial on The Mall in Washington, where veterans have been staging protests to keep it open...
  • Petty Tirade: Selective Shutdowns at 12 National Parks Across America

    10/05/2013 5:55:11 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 48 replies
    IJReview ^ | 10/05/13 | Kyle Becker
    Washington’s grown a bit nastier and colder since the last government shutdown, and the casualties of the partisan fight are the family memories lost from being denied access to public landmarks that are supposed to belong to the people. The government doesn’t see it that way anymore – it’s all just a “damn game” and the folks running the Capitol are just toying with the American people. That’s right – public memorials, monuments and parks remained open under President Clinton and the Republican Congress in 1995/96, causing one to wonder how much inconvenience and financial hardship this partial government shutdown...
  • Protesters Who Moved Lincoln Memorial 'Barrycades' Removed by Park Police

    10/13/2013 9:49:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/13 | William Bigelow
    On Saturday, at a little before 9:30 a.m., citizens determined to break through the “barrycades” around the Lincoln Memorial moved the government barricades aside and proceeded to enter the Memorial. According to Taylor Hemness from KLTV 7: [The protesters] went completely up those steps, past the National Parks Service members who didn’t do anything to stop them as they made their way up to the Lincoln monument asking people to come with them, begging them to make people in DC listen to what they were doing.
  • Sarah Palin Storms DC, Riot Police Show Up

    10/13/2013 9:45:42 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 184 replies
    The Shark Tank ^ | 10-13-2013 | JAVIER MANJARRES
    Sunday’s rally at the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C., which was headlined by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, has broken out in utter chaos, as both D.C. Metro and Park police attempted to shut down the event. According to one of the Shark Tank’s correspondent on the ground, ‘Special K,’ two police cruiser blocked entrance into WWII memorial, in an effort to stop truckers from arriving from the highway. Four marked Secret Service vehicles had arrived on the scene, joining dozens of law enforcement assets, who had already arrived, including a SWAT team dressing in full riot gear. Prior to...
  • 'Gestapo' tactics meet senior citizens at Yellowstone

    10/08/2013 11:24:37 AM PDT · by llevrok · 57 replies
    Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures. Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country. Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard. The...
  • When Mettle Meets the Toads

    10/06/2013 6:34:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-5-13 | Clarice Feldman
    Two battles were joined this week, one on Capital Hill and another at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (the symbolic core of which is known as Bascom Hill). In both cases, free men who refused to be cowed struck back at overreaching tyrants. (a) The Battle of Capitol Hill As the Republicans and Democrats squared off on spending, World War II and Korean War vets were making their way to Washington, D.C. on Honor Flights, a charitable program to bring these folks to see the memorials to service members who fought... ~snip~ On hearing that the Obama administration intended to block...
  • In your face, Spite House! Blue Ridge inn blockaded by Park Police reopens today [legal docs #80]

    10/09/2013 9:28:20 AM PDT · by abb · 97 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 9, 2013 | Staff
    The Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina created a publicity crap storm for the Spite House when operators were forced to close during the government shutdown. The inn sits on federal land and despite the owner’s attempt to defy orders from the Park Police, he was forced to close his doors and throw away spoiled food during the height of fall foliage season. Today, the inn will reopen at 5 p.m. and all October reservations will be honored.
  • Jan Brewer on Obama and WWII Vets

    10/04/2013 7:33:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies
    JANPAC
    Friends, With the federal government shutdown, this has been a difficult week for all Americans. Furthermore, the Obama administration’s unwillingness to negotiate is frustrating to all of us who would like to see meaningful change in Washington. While I am disappointed by the actions of Harry Reid and President Obama, I was shocked to learn that veterans had been denied access to the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. Our veterans deserve better than this! It’s time to send a message to the Democrats in Washington that this sort of political gamesmanship is unacceptable. It is disturbing to note that President...
  • Government Shutdown Jokes…and the Sick Joke of Obama’s Shutdown Strategy

    10/09/2013 8:52:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Even though it’s an uphill battle, I’m glad there are some lawmakers willing to fight Obamacare. They realize a hard battle today could help save America from genuine fiscal crisis in the future. I don’t know how this government-shutdown battle (which is morphing into a debt-limit battle) will end, but I’m hopeful the taxpayers get some sort of victory. The 2011 fight over the debt limit, after all, gave us sequestration, which has been Obama’s biggest defeat. Heck, maybe in this year’s fight we can even keep the government shut down long enough that people realize that we can do...
  • Unbelievable: Police prevent drivers from pulling over and viewing Mt. Rushmore

    10/05/2013 5:39:45 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 193 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/05/13 | Twitchy Staff
    And now the feds have put up cones to keep people out of scenic overlooks on Mount Rushmore.
  • Obama’s Shutdown: Parks for Amnesty Activists Only

    10/08/2013 5:09:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Shutdown: Parks for Amnesty Activists OnlyPosted By Matthew Vadum On October 8, 2013 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment President Obama’s unprecedentedly vicious, carefully choreographed campaign of shutdown sadism is becoming even more thuggish as the fiscal 2014 budget dispute heads into its second week.But the lawless Obama administration is granting an indulgence to its radical friends who support immigration amnesty and tearing down the nation’s borders.As Charlie Spiering reports in the Washington Examiner, the Caudillo-in-Chief is allowing the “Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform” rally to proceed on the...
  • Why was the World War II Memorial barricaded?

    10/01/2013 9:36:39 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 123 replies
    CNN - The Lead ^ | 1 Oct 2013 | Jake Tapper
    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill do not seem any closer to an agreement that would end the government shutdown. On Tuesday, when veterans came to the World War II Memorial only to discover it had been barricaded because of the shutdown, they moved the blockade, then continued on to pay their respects. But the memorial is a federal site in a public space. According to the National World War II Memorial website, "The memorial is operated by the National Park Service and is open to visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week." Why was there a need for barricades...
  • Shutdown Overreach

    10/03/2013 7:49:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 2, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    -- At the World War II Memorial on The Mall in Washington, where veterans have been staging protests to keep it open, Washington Examiner's Charlie Spiering reports that at least seven officials were dispatched Wednesday morning to set up a ring of barricades to block tourists from the memorial. That is two more than the State Department had in Benghazi a year ago on the night of the terrorist attack that killed four, including the U.S. ambassador. -- National Park Officials closed down the educational Claude Moore Colonial Farm near the CIA in McLean, Va., even though the federal government...
  • Protest today Oct 5, 2013 Pisgah Inn NC

    10/05/2013 4:25:17 AM PDT · by DEPcom · 90 replies
    The Pisgah Inn is closed compliments of the federal government. It's a private business that is located on government property. One of many businesses that are shutdown across the country. Some totally privately owned and operated. This will not stand. The order to close came from US Park Service National Director, Mr. John Jarvis. He has been contacted. As citizens of these United States, we will exercise our freedom to assemble. We are assembling at noon Saturday, 10/4. Please be at Pisgah Inn.
  • House to Pass Bills to Reopen National Parks, VA

    10/01/2013 11:15:50 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 83 replies
    AP ^ | October 1, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    Republicans say the GOP-controlled House intends to pass legislation to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The House would also allow the government of Washington, D.C. to use its own taxpayer funds to provide services like garbage pickup, as well as keep D.C. employees on the job.
  • List: The Obama Shutdown (file)

    10/09/2013 8:55:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 10/8/18 | Nachum
    The Obama Shut Down10/8/2013President Obama Admits Real Reason Why He's Been Rejecting GOP Funding BillsMilitary chapel closed in Georgia: 'Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice'Priest: Obama Admin. Denied Mass to CatholicsObama Warns "No Magic Bullets", Exploring "All Default Contingencies"Deja vu... Obama repeats the condemnation of striking workers....againObama: Republicans Using 'Extortion' On Debt LimitObama Says He Will Negotiate Once G.O.P. Ends 'Threats''Gestapo' tactics meet senior citizens at YellowstoneArmed Guards Kick Senior Citizens Out of Yellowstone ParkDigging In: Obama calls Boehner to say won´t negotiate, plans to make statementExclusive Gyms For Members Of Congress Deemed 'Essential,' Remain Open During ShutdownDepartment of...
  • National Park Service to keep WW II Memorial open to veterans (Barry blinks)

    10/02/2013 10:07:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Local ^ | October 2, 2013 | Michael E. Ruane and Mark Berman
    At Marion Park on Capitol Hill, two fence gates were chained closed, but one was not, and a group of children played inside. At the Korean War Veterans Memorial, on the Mall, the entrance was blocked with barricades, but visitors just walked around the barriers and entered. At the closed-off National World War II Memorial, two days of assaults by veterans prompted the National Park Service to announce that they had the legal right to be there and would not be barred in the future. Across federal Washington on Wednesday, the government shutdown was leaking badly — partly as a...
  • #1MVetMarch: Barrycades down! Spite House barricades no match for Million Vets March [photos]

    10/13/2013 9:23:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    twitchy ^ | 10/13/13 | staff
    ibreakthings (D) @Kudzu81 @michellemalkin @TwitchyTeam I'm at #vetmarch for million vet march in DC at WWII Memorial 5:06 AM - 13 Oct 2013 Citizens are taking to Washington, D.C., Sunday morning to protest the Spite House’s closing of the nation’s memorials. Twitter users are using #VetMarch and #1MVetMarch to spread the word and to provide on-the-scene reports from the Million Vet March. As Twitchy reported, Sarah Palin is attending the march as well.
  • Rent-a-cops hired to ring Independence Hall - threaten arrests

    10/10/2013 1:18:41 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/13 | Paul Bedard
    Armed private security guards are on the job to keep the public away from Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, and one even threatened to arrest a political activist if he stepped on the sidewalk beside the iconic building where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were debated and adopted. “You will be arrested,” said one of the hired guards to activist Craig Bergman as a video team filmed his stop at the downtown historical center. In the video, Bergman asks a National Park Service ranger who was paying for the rented cops, and was told, “You are.” The badge on the private...
  • The List: Unnecessarily Shut Down by Obama to Inflict Public Painhere Is No Shutdown … For Non-essen

    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. 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. 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...
  • The List: Unnecessarily Shut Down by Obama to Inflict Public Pain

    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. (I 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. 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,...
  • Obama Shuts Amber Alert Website And Mt Rushmore, Keeps Andrews AFB Golf Course Open

    10/07/2013 7:11:16 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 25 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    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...
  • Sign: Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN, All National Parks Are CLOSED.

    10/06/2013 11:01:02 AM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 25 replies
    vanity
    Signs like this are being posted by union thugs. Government workers are instructed to "make life as difficult for people as we can" and these signs are used to assign the blame. What is the correct message that should be on the sign? If you are going to one of these Unnecessary Shutdown sites, please consider posting the corrected signage. The "official" signs appear to be durable materials and have official logos and department letterhead. If there is not a thug around, you might tape your message onto the sign under their letterhead. Remember, almost everything you do in life...
  • Federal government to let states pay to open national parks

    10/10/2013 10:50:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Trib Total Media ^ | Oct. 10, 2013
    700,000 people a day would have been visiting the parks and that the surrounding areas are losing $76 million in visitor spending per day. The park service said it is losing $450,000 per day in revenue from entrance fees and other in-park expenditures, such as campground fees and boat rentals.
  • Obama’s Petty Response To The “Shutdown” Becomes Tyrannical

    10/10/2013 5:03:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2013 | Bob Barr
    As of writing this article, Americans have endured more than a week of government “shutdown,” with no end in sight. Despite House Republicans sending several budget proposals to the Senate, President Barack Obama and his Senate Water Carrier, Harry Reid, continue to dig in their heels; refusing to even consider negotiating an end to the slowdown. The contrasts with the last government “shutdown,” nearly a generation ago, are dramatic. I was a member of Congress during the winter of 1995/1996, the most recent government prior “shutdown.” That historic budget battle was no less tense or divided than the current one....
  • Feds evict elderly couple from their home, cite shutdown

    10/06/2013 6:27:44 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 71 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2013 | Joel Gehrke
    National Park Service officials cited the government shutdown as the reason for ordering an elderly Nevada couple out of their home, which sits on federal land. "Unfortunately overnight stays are not permitted until a budget is passed and the park can reopen," an NPS spokesman explained to KTNV. Ralph and Joyce Spencer, aged 80 and 77, respectively, own their home, but the government owns the land on which it sits. "I had to be sure and get his walker and his scooter that he has to go in," Joyce Spencer told the local news outlet. "We're not hurt in any...
  • The Pettiness and Arrogance of Barack Obama

    10/06/2013 4:50:32 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 37 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/06/13 | LD Jackson
    There will be some that may take exception to the tone this post will strike, but this is something that needs to be said. Have you ever witnessed a single politician with the ingrained pettiness we are seeing displayed from the White House. I have always felt whomever held the Office of President of the United States deserved respect. If for nothing else, for simply holding the highest office in our country. Even with Barack Obama, I have tried to show a modicum of respect for the office. That is no longer the case and my feeling has been brought...
  • “Vindictive” Park Service Inflicting Maximum Pain During Shutdown

    10/10/2013 9:35:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | October 9, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
    Aggressive actions and double standards used by the National Park Service are vindictive and designed to inflict maximum inconvenience and fear among visitors, say Republican lawmakers whose efforts to reopen the parks are gridlocked by Senate Democrats. World War II veterans were blocked by barricades and armed guards from paying tribute at their memorial last week. However, the national mall where the memorial is located was opened Tuesday to allow hundreds of illegal immigrants to stage a protest demanding amnesty. ... the administration has closed the Mall and memorials to some groups and not others, giving preferential treatment under the...
  • Obama Orders Federal Workers To “Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can”

    10/10/2013 11:52:05 AM PDT · by Maurice Tift · 55 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | October 10, 2013 | The Doc
      Why would the president of the United States try to purposely hurt the American people? Well, in 2013 this is done in order to score political points and force the opposition in to doing what you want them to do. A few days ago, an angry Park Service ranger publicly admitted that he and his fellow rangers have been ordered to “make life as difficult for people as we can” during this government shutdown. That Park Service ranger would never have received such an order unless it came from the very top. Apparently the Obama administration plans to cause as...
  • The Park Police

    10/10/2013 2:26:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Advance, 21 Oct | Jonathan V. Last
    “We are a nation that has a government—not the other way around.”—Ronald Reagan The conduct of the National Park Service over the last week might be the biggest scandal of the Obama administration. This is an expansive claim, of course. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS, the NSA, the HHS mandate​—​this is an administration that has not lacked for appalling abuses of power. And we still have three years to go.Even so, consider the actions of the National Park Service since the government shutdown began. People first noticed what the NPS was up to when the World War II...
  • 93 House members charge Park Service is 'making up' rules to shut memorials

    10/10/2013 6:46:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-10-2013 | Paul Bedard
    The National Park Service’s closure of the World War II and other memorials violates rules requiring them to stay open, 93 House members charge in a letter to the agency. Led by Michigan Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga, they claim that Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis is simply making up closure rules to punish the public during the government shut down and they question the costs of the random closures in Washington where not all memorials are being closed. "The National Park Service continues to act in an arbitrary and punitive manner to exclude veterans from memorials built in their honor...