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  • Obamacare Supporters Troll Ted Cruz on Facebook

    04/03/2014 9:15:53 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    ABC News ^ | Wednesday, 02 April 2014 9:34PM
    (WASHINGTON) -- It appeared Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, expected something entirely different from Facebook when he asked whether his Facebook followers were better off with Obamacare than they were four years ago, suggesting they “Comment with YES or NO!”Post by Senator Ted Cruz.Comment they did. By late Wednesday afternoon, the status update had more than 55,000 replies.   “I and a few million other people are a lot better off,” said one user. “I hope you are enjoying your Cadillac plan given to you by your wife’s employer, Goldman Sachs.” “YES, best law ever! And way overdue!” read another one....
  • Shutdown cost national parks at least $414M

    03/04/2014 8:47:05 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 3/4/14 | MATTHEW DALY-ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration says the government shutdown last fall resulted in nearly 8 million fewer visitors to national parks, costing the parks and surrounding communities an estimated $414 million in lost visitor spending. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the shutdown was a striking reminder that national parks are a powerful economic engine for local economies across the country. The report released Monday said five states, including California and Arizona, lost more than $20 million during the 16-day shutdown.
  • Why Are Some Furloughed Workers Getting Paid Twice?

    10/21/2013 3:16:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | Oct. 21, 2013 | Anthea Mitchell
    According to CNBC, some of the 400,000 government workers drew on unemployment benefits during the shutdown, and its likely that only some of them will have to give it back adding a few million to the price of the shutdown, already up in the billions due to lost worker productivity and revenue. The U.S. economy was damaged as well, and that cost may tally up near $24 billion between October and December, if economists are to be believed.
  • Some Say Late Sen. Frank Lautenbergs Widow Should Forgo ($175,000) Death Benefits (/gift)

    10/19/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 10/17/13
    **SNIP** Lautenberg died in June after nearly three decades in the U.S. Senate. Many people would agree that he is owed a debt of gratitude but not everybody agrees that his widow Bonnie should receive $174,000, funded by taxpayers. Lautenberg was worth nearly $60-million. I dont think its right. I mean most us cant afford death benefits like that. You know we would be happy to have a little bit saved just to bury ourselves, Wayne resident Carol Dabaghian said. The payoff was buried in the government shutdown bill. It is a death benefit that is almost always approved and...
  • The Tea Party's Unspoken Political, Economic and Financial Ramifications

    Reuters is carrying an editorial today on how the DC "government has failed us again." Knowing Reuters's record on articles like this, you might wonder why I stopped to read it. It was the title of the article, "The Sanity Caucus," that caught my eye. Surprised by the title, I scanned down, wondering if the article would make the point that the Tea Party folks, despite their methods, had the right ideas: Stop the expansion of the US government by any means possible, at least long enough to make a serious point about a serious issue. This wasn't...
  • G.O.P.s Hopes to Take Senate Are Dimming

    10/13/2013 5:01:16 PM PDT · by Kenny · 91 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 12, 2013 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    WASHINGTON Next year was supposed to be a prime opportunity for Republicans to retake the Senate. And for a while, everything seemed to be breaking their way: a wave of Democratic retirements, a fluke in the electoral map that put a large number of races in states that President Obama lost, a strong farm team of conservative Senate hopefuls from the House. Then the government shut down. Now, instead of sharpening their attacks on Democrats, Republicans on Capitol Hill are being forced to explain why they are not to blame and why Americans should trust them to govern both...
  • How To Access Government Websites During The Shutdown

    10/11/2013 7:41:41 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 10.02.2013 | By Dave Mosher
    The U.S. government has shut down. Sadly, so have most of its websites. No astronomy picture of the day at No food pyramid guide at No scanned images of old-timey baseball cards at That's the bad news. Now here's the good news: There are two easy methods to try accessing shut-down government sites. Your first option is Google's (or some other search engine's) "Cached" feature. Enter your keywords, hit search, then look for a tiny green arrow next to the URL of the government-hosted search result that you're interested in. Click the arrow to open a menu,...
  • President Obama Explains the Shutdown

    10/09/2013 1:25:28 PM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    The White House ^ | 10/9/13 | White House Press Office
    President Obama Explains the Shutdown Yesterday, eight days into the Republican government shutdown, President Obama spoke from the White House about the need for Republicans in Congress to stop threatening another recession just to sabotage Obamacare, stop demanding ransom just for doing their jobs, and just vote to reopen the government. He talked about the toll this shutdown is already taking on our country and the economy, and warned against the dire consequences of a default if Congress doesnt act to prevent an economic shutdown. Keeping the government running and paying the nations bills arent bargaining chips or a matter...
  • Angry Obama orders GI death benefits restored

    10/09/2013 10:50:26 AM PDT · by abb · 271 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2013 | Dave Boyer
    <p>A "very disturbed" President Obama has ordered his top aides to restore death benefits today for families of military service members killed in action.</p> <p>"The president was very disturbed to learn of this problem," said White House press secretary Jay Carney. "The president expects this to be fixed today. He was not pleased."</p>
  • NPR Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown

    10/09/2013 5:56:42 AM PDT · by HawkHogan · 113 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/9/2013
    Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it.
  • Sugar Daddy Dating Sites Say Government Shutdown A Huge Boost To Sign-Ups

    10/07/2013 11:13:59 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    CBS News Washington D.C. ^ | October 7, 2013
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) An online dating website which bills itself as The Worlds Largest Sugar Daddy Dating Website says it has recorded a 50 percent jump in average daily sign-ups since the start of the government shutdown. claims its traffic has seen a dramatic rise in people seeking sugar daddys, which Merriam-Webster defines as: A well-to-do usually older man who supports or spends lavishly on a mistress, girlfriend, or boyfriend. Similarly, which allows first-dates to the highest bidder has reported a similar massive increase in daily signups since last Sunday despite the fall typically being a...
  • After Bad Press and Confusion, Justice Department Restores Federal Amber Alert Website

    10/07/2013 8:45:45 AM PDT · by tapatio · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/07/2013 | Jake Tapper
    After being taken down, officially because of the government shutdown, the federal website dealing with alerts about abducted children was restored Monday morning.
  • Williams' Cleburne office vandalized [U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin]

    10/07/2013 8:07:33 AM PDT · by fwdude · 42 replies
    Burleson Star ^ | 10/04/13 | Brian Porter
    U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, reported anti-Tea Party and anti-Republican protestors vandalized the entry to his district office in Cleburne this week. Tea bags were hung from the door, along with signs, which Williams' staff claim are the property of The signs deliver a variety of messages. Among those are, "It's time for your recall," "You're fired," and "It's time to vote you out." (snip) Other signs call Williams an "anti-American racist" and "D___bag Republican."
  • Mika: Ted Cruz, Like-Minded Republicans Dont Love America

    10/07/2013 7:37:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 7, 2013 | Staff
    Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski told fellow panelists Monday she thought that Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Republicans like him dont love the country because of their battles to defund Obamacare that she believes led to the government shutdown, drawing the ire of host Joe Scarborough. That shows just how much they hate him and dont love the country, and thats whats scary about this, she said. If they actually go through with this, this is about something else. Are you saying they dont love the country? Scarborough asked. Are you saying they do? Ted Cruz and his group...
  • Obama will Close the interstate Highways next!

    10/05/2013 2:38:28 PM PDT · by MaxMax · 83 replies
    Freepers | 10/05/2013 | MaxMax
    Obama has had the Highways partially closed so you cannot stop and look out the windows to see Rushmore. Will it stop there? Nope! Rushmore blockage stirs anger in S.D. The whole Highways system will not be shut down, but to make it painful he will have the Highways cordoned off to single lanes to bring the Economy to it's knees. You can bet your ass this is in the works. What happens then? You guessed it, a national Emergency from his own creation. Obama will have his Economic Shutdown as predicted by Mark Levin on 10/3/13. If the Republicans...
  • Rushmore blockage stirs anger in S.D.

    10/05/2013 1:28:47 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 49 replies
    Argus-Leader | October 5, 2013 | Jonathan Ellis
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  • Mount Rushmore blockage stirs anger in South Dakota

    10/05/2013 12:16:44 PM PDT · by mrreaganaut · 118 replies
    Kristi Noem Facebook Page ^ | Oct. 5, 2013 | Kristi Noem
    The federal government has been blocking people from pulling off the side of the road to view Mt. Rushmore! This is government arrogance at its worst. [The original article is from a source we cannot link to here on FR (Argus Leader).] This was taken from Kristi Noem's page (R-SD).

    10/01/2013 5:04:28 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 183 replies
    Source: The Pit of Hell ^ | October 1, 2013 -- THE END OF TIME | by Laz A. Mataz
    No matter how HORRIFYINGLY PAINFULLY TRAGICALLY AWFUL it really is, it is a MILLION times worse. Then things get *really* tough. After that, HORRIBLE things happen, and then we REALLY get screwed. Immediately following that, the BOTTOM drops out and we are all DEAD, and THEN things get HARD! Once that happens, it signifies the TOTAL collapse of EVERYTHING, and thats when the CATASTROPHE starts! Its the sign of the end of EVERYTHING, but after that, comes the TRAGEDY. Then times get DIFFICULT, and things get WORSE, until its EXCRUCIATING, but thats just the beginning, because after that its all...
  • How do I water? Citizens chronicle first hour of #Shutnado devastation

    10/01/2013 5:13:06 AM PDT · by mykroar · 31 replies ^ | 10/1/2013 | Twitchy staff
    Uh-oh... my lights are flickering. A police siren cries. A dog howls in the distance. #ShutNado draws nigh! jon gabriel (@ExJon) October 01, 2013Is Geraldo in DC doing live updates as to what we've lost so far in the #shutnado? Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 01, 2013