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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shut. It. Down.

    09/28/2013 5:23:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9-28-13 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday. The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon, according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a separate bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, GOP lawmakers said. The House’s funding measure will keep the government open until mid-December. Additionally, Republicans will adopt a “conscience clause” that delays until 2015 an Obamacare requirement that employers cover birth control as part of...
  • Changes To NJ Anti Gun Bills Include 7 Day Waiting Period & Electronic On/Off Switch for Rights

    05/12/2013 7:55:06 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | friday may 10th 2013 | Ammoland
    According to Senate President Stephen Sweeney, the right to purchase a firearm under the new card could be electronically switched off by local police “if they have a suspicion or concern.” Under current law, Second Amendment rights can only be suspended after conviction of a serious crime – not based on mere “suspicion or concern.” The new approach turns the presumption of innocence on its head and violates due process.
  • Sequester: IRS to shut down for five days

    04/19/2013 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/19/19 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS will shut down entirely for five days this year in order to try to meet its slimmed-down budget under the sequesters, a labor union that represents Treasury Department employees said on Friday. The IRS will close its doors on May 24, June 14, July 5, July 22 and Aug. 30, and employees are being told there could be two other days as well. “On those days all public operations of the IRS will be shut down, leaving taxpayers without access to information and assistance from frontline workers,” the National Treasury Employees Union said.
  • EPA To Shut Down 20% of Coal Plants in 2012

    09/24/2011 9:26:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9/24/11 | Helen Whalen Cohen
    This article is a few days old, but it is worth a mention nonetheless. Susan Kraemer at CleanTechnica can barely contain her excitement at the prospect of environmental regulations. In an article titled "Obama's EPA Cues 130 Billion Race to Cut Pollution By 2015", she reports that the EPA will shut down 20 percent of coal plants through the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. (Snip) The EPA will shut down an estimated 20% of the nation’s coal plants through the ground-level ozone rule (the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) ) through cap and trade that is about to be implemented in
  • Lemonade stand shut down by officers in Texas

    07/21/2011 10:19:57 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 52 replies ^ | July 20, 2011 | Jacquie Levy
    McAllen, TX -- Gone are the days when a kid could make a few extra bucks by selling lemonade on the corner of their street. These days, it's against the law. A 12-year-old girl and her little brother were just trying to earn a few dollars for their two hermit crabs when a city code enforcement officer in Texas came and shut them down. The officer told their grandmother that the children needed a permit to sell lemonade, and their grandmother was ticketed for the offense. "I was mad," the 12-year-old said. "I don't understand why someone would want to...
  • Borders to Shut Down

    07/18/2011 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal via Drudge ^ | 7/18/20111 | MIKE SPECTOR
    Borders Group Inc. said it would liquidate after the second-largest U.S. bookstore chain failed to receive any offers to save it. Borders, which employs about 10,700 people, scrapped a bankruptcy-court auction scheduled for Tuesday amid the dearth of bids. The chain said it will ask a judge Thursday to approve a sale to liquidators led by Hilco Merchant Resources and Gordon Brothers Group. The liquidation of the company's remaining 399 stores could start as soon as Friday, and the chain is expected to go out of business for good by the end of September, the company said.
  • They Haven't Shut Up Sarah Palin

    04/25/2011 3:29:38 AM PDT · by Son House · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | April 19, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's Palin. Now, I'm playing these sound bites here because Obama's delivering himself to us on a silver platter. Folks, I'm serious. "Obama Says We Cannot Spend More Than We Take In" bill. Pass it. We simply reduce spending to current expenditures, current revenues, that's it, and credit him for the inspiration, make them defend it. That's what I don't understand is our inability. I don't know why we can't take it to 'em. I'm exempting Paul Ryan from this 'cause he's done it, but why can't we take what this guy says and run it right back at...
  • Obama to offer “scalpel, not machete” for entitlement reform in response to Paul Ryan.

    04/11/2011 7:24:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama has belatedly discovered that Americans want to see reductions in government spending. How else to explain David Plouffe’s appearance on a series of talk shows yesterday announcing that the President would unveil a new proposal this week to counter Paul Ryan’s roadmap on entitlement reform? However, it seems as though Obama still hasn’t figured out the scale of the problem: In an effort to go on the offensive in the battle over government spending, Obama will look for cuts in “all corners of government,” senior adviser David Plouffesaid on several Sunday talk shows.Although Obama’s health-care law is projected...
  • Obama: I’ll Shut Down the Government and Suspend Military Pay

    04/07/2011 3:12:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/7/11 | Mike Flynn
    Rather than accept a few billion in budget cuts (read rounding error), President Obama has signaled his willingness to shut down the federal government. (Yah!) For those keeping score at home, any government shutdown that happens is on Obama’s plate. He is the President. All on him. The worst part of this whole debate is the Obama Administration’s decision to hold military pay hostage to the budget debate. For the last few decades, government shutdowns have been guided by an OMB directive issued during the Reagan Administration. Under this directive, military personnel would continue to receive the paychecks while politicians...
  • Bernanke: Shut banks if threat to the system

    09/02/2010 12:54:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/2/10 | Staff
    Washington - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a panel investigating the financial crisis that regulators must be ready to shutter the largest institutions if they threaten to bring down the financial system. "If the crisis has a single lesson, it is that the too-big-to-fail problem must be solved," (Snip) Bernanke also said it was impossible for the Fed to rescue Lehman Brothers from bankruptcy in 2008 because the Wall Street firm lacked sufficient collateral to secure a loan. Lehman's former chief executive told the panel a day earlier that the firm could have been saved, but regulators refused to
  • CBS's Giles Tells Tea Party's Loesch 'Shut Your Mouth', Asks King to Cut Her Mike

    07/16/2010 7:17:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 108 replies
    NewsBusters, ^ | 7/16/10 | by Noel Sheppard
    CBS News contributor Nancy Giles rudely told St. Louis Tea Party founder Dana Loesch to shut her mouth during a panel discussion on Wednesday's "Larry King Live." In the midst of a heated debate about allegations of racism within the movement, Giles asked, "Where is the Tea Party's outrage when members of their own party spit on members of the United States [Congress]? "Loesch accurately replied, "That was proved false. Let's not engage in defamation and libel." "Excuse me," barked Giles. "I'm talking so shut your mouth." When Loesch told Giles, "Be honest when you speak and I wouldn't have...
  • Obama Internet kill switch plan approved by US Senate [Committee]

    06/27/2010 6:08:49 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 49 replies
    techworld ^ | 11:02 GMT, 25 June 10 | Grant Gross
    A US Senate committee has approved a wide-ranging cybersecurity bill that some critics have suggested would give the US president the authority to shut down parts of the Internet during a cyberattack.
  • O'Reilly! Just shut up!

    04/20/2010 7:47:41 PM PDT · by JimVT · 84 replies · 2,528+ views
    FOX News | 04/20/10 | JimVT
    O'Reilly! Just shut up!
  • Europe's largest windfarm shut down after 14-tonne turbine blade snaps

    03/23/2010 6:15:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,327+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Europe's largest windfarm was shut down after a blade snapped off one of the huge turbines, operators said today. All 140 turbines at the Whitelee windfarm on Eaglesham Moor near Glasgow are being inspected by engineers following Friday's incident. ScottishPower Renewables said mechanical failure or a lightning strike could be to blame for the breakage, which it described as 'highly unusual'. The 150ft, 14-tonne, fibreglass blade broke off in the early hours in windy conditions and landed at the base of its tower.
  • No money, political power = Shut up.

    02/23/2010 6:06:17 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies · 297+ views
    23 February 2010 | Mene
    If you don't have a significant amount of money and/or political backing, keep your mouth shut. It is more the situation now than I've ever seen before. No one cares what you think or what you say unless you can back it up with money and or political force. Other than that, just shut up what I have learned. If one doesn't keep the mouth shut, someone will shut it for you.
  • Pier 1 could shut 80 stores as it posts losses

    03/20/2009 5:45:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 486+ views
    Business Week ^ | 3/20/2009 | staff
    Retailer Pier 1 Imports Inc. said Friday it lost $29.4 million in its fourth quarter and could close 80 stores this year. While better than expected, that net income amounted to a loss of 33 cents per share and showed a dramatic reversal for the three months ending Feb. 28. During the same period last year, the company earned $14 million, or 16 cents per share.

    02/15/2009 11:27:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 938+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2/15/09 | staff
    With the mega-pork, er, stimulus bill done, Democrats will now turn to regulating political speech they don't like. That is, they're revving up to resurrect the so-called Fairness Doctrine. Created in 1949, the doctrine required broadcast radio and TV outlets (then relatively few in number) to present balanced viewpoints on issues. The FCC repealed it in 1987, noting the dramatically expanded media landscape of the intervening four decades allowed sufficient competition of ideas.
  • Obama vows to shut Guantanamo in 60 Minutes interview

    11/16/2008 5:34:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 131 replies · 3,582+ views ^ | November 17, 2008 | Agency Press France
    US President-elect Barack Obama says he will shut down the "war on terror'' internment camp at Guantanamo Bay and rebuild "America's moral stature in the world,'' in a major interview aired overnight. "I have said repeatedly that I intend to close Guantanamo, and I will follow through on that,'' the Democrat, who takes office on January 20, told the CBS program 60 Minutes. "I have said repeatedly that America doesn't torture. And I'm going to make sure that we don't torture. Those are part and parcel of an effort to regain America's moral stature in the world,'' Senator Obama said....