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  • 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...
  • WWII Memorial Barricade Wired Shut

    10/04/2013 7:54:51 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 228 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 4, 2013 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Tuesday morning, seven National Park Service employees were seen erecting and tending to a barricade around the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. One NPS employee was operating a forklift. There usually aren't any NPS employees working at the World War II memorial. A couple hours later, when an Honor Flight of World War II veterans arrived, accompanied by Democratic and Republican members of Congress, the fences blocking the memorial were easily moved away, allowing the veterans to enter. But the barriers are still at the memorial, and they've been reinforced. This morning, I walked by the memorial and...
  • '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...
  • Greenfield: The Obama Blockade

    10/10/2013 5:19:34 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 42 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, October 10, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, October 10, 2013 The Obama Blockade Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog In the spring of ’48, the collision of wills between the free world and the red slave empire of the east came to a head in Berlin. The Communist strategy had been to push forward, to violate the spirit of the agreements and then the letter of the agreements while always claiming to be the aggrieved party. The Allies had treated the Soviet Union as if it were a credible partner that wanted to work together with them on rebuilding Europe. The Soviet Union...
  • 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.