Daily Archives: October 10, 2013

President Petulant still governing by temper tantrum

“President Obama has officially canceled his trip to Asia. He said he didn’t want to be in Indonesia not doing anything to solve the crisis when he could be in Washington not doing anything to solve it.

“Actually, it’s the perfect time for President Obama to go to Asia. I mean, what better time to leave Joe Biden in charge of the country than during a shutdown?

“This shutdown is hurting everyone. Today, Michelle Obama told fat kids, ‘You’re on your own. Eat a Happy Meal. I don’t care.'” —Jay Leno

“Obama’s exploitation of the government shutdown (never let a good crisis go to waste) is a classic old method mastered by the likes of CPUSA. It’s standard operating procedure. What you’re witnessing is Barack Obama’s ‘shutdown campaign’ — and with the liberal media dutifully on his side to amplify the effort.

“Here today, in our new America, our own federal government has gotten into the propaganda business full throttle. Its exploitation of the shutdown is shameless. Sure, we expect congressional Democrats to accuse Republicans of starving children, old people, kittens, puppies, fish, and birds; of wanting to kill your grandmother; of gleefully polluting the atmosphere; of hating black people, gays, Latinos, women; of hoping no child gets an education or a school lunch. You know the drill. Democrats do this regardless of whether they have the White House. …

“But the performance has reached a higher, uglier decibel level under the Obama administration. This is hardly a surprise, given Barack Obama’s upbringing, mentors, radical associates, and the crucial fact that he was a community organizer who studied and taught Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. That was Obama’s formative experience for his job today, and it has equipped him for the task at hand. …

“As has been reported, and is unmistakably evident to all but the most naïve, federal employees have been ordered to exploit this crisis, to make the government shutdown as uncomfortable as they can. The White House is actively soliciting complaints from the general public on ‘how the government shutdown has affected you.’ These testimonies are tools sought for the propaganda kit; the better to agitate with.” —Paul Kengor

“Almost a million non-essential government employees were let go. Well, isn’t that the problem, that there’s that many non-essential employees?” —David Letterman

“Government wants you to play a role in the ‘shutdown’ of the federal government. Your role is to panic.

“Republicans and Democrats both assume that shutting some government is a terrible thing. The press concurs. ‘Shutdown threatens fragile economy,’ warns Politico. ‘Federal workers turn to prayer,’ laments The Washington Post.

“If the public starts noticing that life goes on as usual without all 3.4 million federal workers, we might get dangerous ideas, like doing without so much government. Politicians don’t want that. They’d rather have us worry about how America will cope.

“President Obama gave a speech where he actually said we need to keep government open for the sake of people like the person working for the Department of Agriculture ‘out there helping some farmers make sure that they’re making some modest profit,’ and the Department of Housing and Urban Development ‘helping somebody buy a house for the first time.’

“Give me a break. Farmers don’t need bureaucrats to teach them how to make a profit, and Americans can buy first homes without HUD helping a chosen few. Americans would make more profit and afford better homes if they didn’t have to spend a third of national income on federal taxes.” —John Stossel

“Nonessential government services have been put on hold. Flight safety inspectors furloughed. National monuments closed. The Grand Canyon is closed — they filled it with spackle. Passport offices have been closed too. Interesting fact: Passport lines take exactly the same amount of time whether the passport office is open or not.” —Jimmy Kimmel

“Could this be the end of Monument Syndrome? Across the country, ordinary Americans are rising up in revolt against the old Washington tactic of closing public parks and memorials during selective government ‘shutdowns’ to score political points. Tax-paying tourists are tossing off the orange traffic cones and ‘Barrycades.’ Enough is enough. …

“From closing down parts of the ocean around Florida to booting elderly citizens from their private homes on Lake Mead to shutting down private restaurants and farms that just happen to sit on federal land, the Democrats’ overreach has finally backfired.

“The explanation for this ridiculous Obama obstructionism can be summed up in one word: Control. Control of the people. Control of the partisan narrative. Monument Syndrome, perfected under the Clinton administration, is about inflicting the most visible pain on citizens to demonize political opponents. Big-government advocates in the media enabled the manipulators.

“For decades, taxpayers were passive pawns in this gamesmanship. No more. Monument Syndrome, R.I.P.” —Michelle Malkin

“Democrats have shut down government because they want to fine you for not buying a product you don’t want from a website that doesn’t work.” —Rep. Steve Stockman

“The shutdown means the national zoo is closed. Who’ll feed the animals? Is anyone even there to lock them up at night? Pretty soon starving lions and tigers could charge out of the zoo. They’d devour the fattest, dumbest people on Capitol Hill. Actually that might be the answer to all of the problems.” —Craig Ferguson

For further enlightenment:

The Shutdown Government: Powerful, Punitive, and Petty, by Mollie Hemingway

Priests Threatened with Arrest if They Minister to Military During Shutdown, by Alex Pappas

The List: Unnecessarily Shut Down by Obama to Inflict Public Pain, by John Nolte

Gestapo Tactics Meet Senior Citizens at Yellowstone, by John Macone

Tour Your Shut-Down National Parks, by Kate Zickel

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Huh? Why would you ask THAT?!

2013_10 09 DWS gobsmacked

As for all the glitches, long waits and downed servers, well HARUMPH. How DARE you criticize?! The Obamacare sites are having trouble because SO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO ACCESS THEM! SO THERE! Yeah and like … isn’t that why you spent OUR money hyping them? So people would access them? Are you aware of how many Americans there ARE? Oh wait. That’s “data” … I’m just a voter. I got no right to ask for data.

And check out the banner MSNBC put at the top of the screen. “The Place for Politics” with Obama’s current slogan “Lean Forward.” MSNBC is the Special PR Arm of the Democrat-Progressive Party … you know, the one they don’t have to declare, because they don’t PAY them or anything. (I wouldn’t bet the house on the likelihood that the same Progressive Billionaire who heavily funds Democrats isn’t also heavily funding the “ratings in the basement” MSNBC.)

But enough of that … check out what’s BETWEEN “The Place for Politics” and “Lean Forward.” ::snort:: The Dow is DOWN 33.43 points. Isn’t that little banner the perfect icon of today’s Democrats?! Add in DWS’ Clueless Face and you’ve really GOT them all in one 210 KB graphic. I love it!

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DON’T BLINK!

Oct 9, 2013 in WASHINGTON, D.C.

Republican senators put THIRTEEN unanimous consent requests to the Senate, each of which would reopen some part of the federal government, including the National Institute of Health, the National Park Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Democrats BLOCKED every single one of them! They’re holding out for ALL OR NOTHING. They want Americans to HURT as much as possible and BLAME REPUBLICANS for it. They’re hoping that a combination of STUPIDITY and BIASED MEDIA will push Americans to pressure Republicans to cave.

My word to Republicans is …

DON’T CAVE!

DON’T EVEN BLINK!

We’re sick to death of being dictated to by this nasty, bullying Obama Democrat Progressive Minority!!

Sen Rand Paul’s speech: Reopen government [11:34]

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Obama’s DoD informed military “no death benefits” by TWITTER

These people really have NO SHAME.

This video should be on your Must View ASAP list. Please set aside 16 minutes to listen. No need to watch. It’s just a talking head. But do listen. And if you can, get your favorite Obama Apologist to listen too.

Majority Leader Harry Reid Objects to Funding the VA. Again. [16:10]

Republican Senator Cruz: Veterans are an American issue, not a partisan issue. Refusing death benefits is an abomination. Eight bills have come from the House to fund parts of the government. The Democrats have not allowed any of them to come to the floor.

Democrat Senator Reid: Blah blah blah

REID SHORT TRANSLATION: No, I will not allow the Senate to vote on funding death benefits.

LONG TRANSLATION: I’m in charge of the Senate and I’m Obama’s lapdog. So no, we are NOT voting on any “piecemeal” funding of anything, because we want everybody to HURT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE so we can get Obamacare funded without any negotiation whatsoever and never mind that half of all Americans hate it and that Obama Democrats are the ONLY people refusing to fund the Veterans Administration or open the parks or allow chaplains to VOLUNTEER their services on military bases because DEMOCRATS CARE. You can be sure of this because we keep telling you. Also, (with respect to my dear friend and colleague Senator Cruz) REPUBLICANS SUCK.

Democrat Lackeys: We don’t need to vote on your stupid Republican piecemeal bills, because we are happy to vote on complete (with Obamacare) funding.

Republican Senator Cruz: Veterans should not be held hostage by partisan political issues like whether or not we fund Obamacare. Democrats are holding veterans hostage by refusing to even vote on veteran funding and demanding all or nothing funding.

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Crimes and Misdemeanors

2013_10 08 How about some dignity and respect for us

We The People own the National Mall

Not Obama. Not Obama Democrats.

But Obama and his Bully Democrats led by Senate-majority leader Harry Reid have chosen to maximize the pain of the government “shut down” by Barry-cading all national parks, memorials and monuments.

This includes the National Mall.

October 8, 2013: During the Camino Americano protest on the (closed except for them) National Mall, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made a point to thank President Obama personally for allowing the illegal alien protest to take place as scheduled … on the CLOSED National Mall.

Among the many pre-planned events for the National Mall that were cancelled because of the Democrat Embargo on We the People:

  • The Kicking for Kids Who Can’t Kick-a-thon sponsored by the Amputee Coalition
  • The Children’s National Medical Center’s 5k Race for Every Child.

POINT ONE: Obama restricted the use of publicly-owned national property to serve his personal political agenda.

The national parks etc. are closed because Obama Democrats refuse to negotiate with Republicans about the budget. If they can’t have Obamacare fully funded without discussion, then nobody can use national property. (Nyah. Nyah.)

POINT TWO: Obama lifted the restriction on the use of publicly-owned national property to serve his personal political agenda.

“We are not going to ship back 12 million people, we’re not going to do it as a practical matter. We would have to take all our law enforcement that we have available and we would have to use it and put people on buses, and rip families apart, and that’s not who we are, that’s not what America is about. So what I’ve proposed… is you say we’re going to bring these folks out of the shadows. We’re going to make them pay a fine, they are going to have to learn English, they are going to have to go to the back of the line…but they will have a pathway to citizenship over the course of 10 years.” (Obama – http://www.usamnesty.org/)

President Obama has knowingly converted the National Mall (owned by We the People) to his personal use. That is a crime punishable by a fine and/or up to ten years imprisonment.

18 USC § 641 – Public money, property or records

Whoever embezzles, steals, purloins, or knowingly converts to his use or the use of another, or without authority, sells, conveys or disposes of any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the United States or of any department or agency thereof, or any property made or being made under contract for the United States or any department or agency thereof; or Whoever receives, conceals, or retains the same with intent to convert it to his use or gain, knowing it to have been embezzled, stolen, purloined or converted— (http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/641).

If the President breaks a law, abuses his power, violates the public trust and/or employs the power of his office for an improper purpose or for personal gain, he commits an impeachable offense.

Article 2 Section 4 addresses impeachment. “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

“High Crimes and Misdemeanors” are:

1. Real criminality — breaking a law
2. Abuses of power
3. Violation of public trust — defined by Alexander Hamilton in the Federalist Papers
4. Behavior grossly incompatible with the proper function and purpose of the office
5. Employing the power of the office for an improper purpose or for personal gain — personal gain does not have to be material or monetary

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Obama attack on religion is SOP

Obama violates religious freedom

A year ago, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a “preventive services” regulation under Obamacare. This regulation requires almost all health care plans to cover, without fees or co-pay, sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.

The U.S. Catholic bishops have unanimously condemned this regulation. Calling it “illegal and unjust”, the bishops have encouraged all American Catholics to disobey it.

In October of 2012, the Catholic Kennedy family that owns Autocam sued the government over this issue.

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled against them, saying the sole owners’ First Amendment rights don’t count, because “the mandate falls on Autocam.”

It does not matter to the court that the Kennedys are the sole owners of Autocom or that they are great bosses to their 661 employees, precisely because they live their Catholic-Christian faith in every aspect of their business.

The Kennedys intend to appeal their case to the Supreme Court.

Read the rest @ http://townhall.com/columnists/terryjeffrey/2013/10/09/obama-administration-prohibits-kennedy-family-from-practicing-catholicism-n1719831

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Filed under Abortion, Barack Obama, Catholic Church, HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, Obamacare, Religious Liberty, Supreme Court

October 10: Dems still blocking military chaplains

2013_10 10 No action on contract chaplains

Home of the Brave 2: Chaplain Paul Shaughnessy Prays During Iraqi Battle [3:18]

Boykin - Religious freedom in military

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