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  • [NPS] Statement Regarding the Confederate Flag

    06/26/2015 7:33:13 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    The U.S. National Park Service ^ | June 25, 2015 | National Park Service
    On June 24, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis asked park superintendents to work with their partners and bookstore operators to voluntarily withdraw from sale items that solely depict a Confederate flag. The National Park Service press release can be found here. "We strive to tell the complete story of America," National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said of the agency's reputation for telling difficult parts of our history. "All sales items in parks are evaluated based on educational value and their connection to the park. Any stand-alone depictions of Confederate flags have no place in park stores."...
  • IA-04: Steve King/Jim Mowrer debate liveblog and discussion thread

    10/25/2014 2:41:17 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    In a few minutes, six-term Republican incumbent Steve King will debate his Democratic challenger Jim Mowrer in Storm Lake. Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press" is hosting the debate, and C-SPAN is also televising. (SNIP) He is third in offering amendments on House floor after Jeff Flake and Sheila Jackson-Lee. You can't always pass a bill but he has highest percentage of success in getting amendments passed. Mowrer says Senator Flake [of Arizona] has asked King to stop claiming that, because it's not true. They show the King tv ad I transcribed above. Mowrer asked to comment. He says it's false....
  • Regulation Charges $125 for Photo Permit in Nashville Public Parks (Video)

    09/30/2014 5:27:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 18 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Roger Susanin) -- A little-known Metro Parks & Recreation regulation requires people pay $125 for a permit to take photos or shoot video at Nashville public parks.
  • We Could Close Everything During the Gov't Shutdown, But We Can't Close the Border?

    07/11/2014 9:28:15 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies ^ | Jul 11, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    But do you remember, during the sequester Obama was able to close down the Washington National Mall. He was able to stop veterans ceremonies. He was able to shut down the Blue Ridge Parkway. He was even able to shut down the Grand Canyon, visits to the Grand Canyon. He was able to shut down visits to Jellystone National Park. While the World War II Memorial was shut down, he allowed I think it was an anti-Israel or pro-immigration rally or some such thing to go on at that place when he was preventing World War II vets from making...
  • 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....
  • Visits to national parks tumble on bad weather, federal shutdown

    03/10/2014 8:08:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 10, 2014 | by Hugo Martin
    The partial government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas drew 273.6 million visitors in 2013, about 9 million fewer than the previous year, according to the report. The 16-day government shutdown, sparked by a budget dispute in Washington, was responsible for reducing the visitation numbers by about 7.9 million, the report said. The communities near the parks lost about $414 million in spending by visitors because of...
  • Park Service Knew World War II Veterans Would Be Locked Out

    03/10/2014 6:12:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 10, 2014 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    The Department of the Interior knew beforehand that two groups of aging veterans would be visiting the World War II Memorial as the partial government shutdown began on Oct. 1 but decided to barricade the site anyway, according to e-mails obtained by National Review Online. The newly released public records also show National Park Service employees busily monitoring the news for any bad publicity and making shutdown exceptions for their co-workers. On Sept. 30, staff from the offices of Senator Tom Harkin (D., Iowa) and Representative Steven Palazzo (R., Miss.) contacted the Department of the Interiors Office of Congressional Affairs,...
  • 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.
  • Special Report: The Status of the Tea Party Movement Part One: The Tea Party in 2013

    01/10/2014 12:55:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    During the month of January 2014, IREHR will publish a multi-segment special report on the current status of the Tea Party movement. We will publish a track the membership of the principal organizations in the movementa task undertaken by no organization or agency other than IREHR. We will look at geographic regions where this membership is concentrated. And we will look at some of the money that keeps this movement in the public eye. In the piece below, we follow the Tea Parties over the course of 2013. It was a year of countervailing winds and storms. A drive against...
  • Guess who Ted Cruz blames for the shutdown [Houston paper reports a 16-week shutdown]

    12/29/2013 12:21:18 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 29, 2013 | Compiled by Andy Warren
    Texas tea party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz tells ABC's Jonathan Karl on "This Week" that he has no regrets about the 16-week federal government shutdown. In fact, he blames President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders, ABC News reports in a story on its website.
  • Grilling the Park Service Bullies

    10/18/2013 12:26:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    NRO ^ | October 18, 2013 | John Fund
    The House Oversight Committee wants to find out why the Park Service behaved so bizarrely. ... Representative Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, a former prosecutor, almost drove National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis into incoherence with his relentless questioning. Gowdy wanted to know why Jarvis had allowed pot-smoking Occupy Wall Street protesters to camp overnight illegally in Washingtons McPherson Square park for 100 days, yet put up barricades to keep veterans out of war memorials on the first day of the shutdown. By not issuing a single citation to the Occupy campers, Gowdy argued, the Park Service was treating them...
  • Shutdown Day 16: Veterans, Optics and Barrycades

    10/16/2013 9:41:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-16-2013 | MOTUS
    Yesterday we briefly interrupted our battle with the Tea Party Anarchists to present the Medal of Honor to retired Army Captain William Swenson. The long overdue medal was awarded to former Captain Swenson for repeatedly risking his life in Afghanistan's Battle of Ganjgal to rescue his fallen comrades. It only appears that Lady M is floating in space For the occasion, Lady M selected one of her recycled frocks, this one a little Rachael Roy number from way back in 2009; as you can see it still fits as well as it did 4 years ago! Even though weve, uh,...
  • Author Ed Klein Claims Obama Aide Jarrett Is The Architect Of Shutdown Showdown

    10/15/2013 7:21:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 112 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 Oct 2013 | Carl Campanile (The New York Post)
    <p>Klein who wrote a provocative biography about Obama last year entitled The Amateur said White House insiders refer to Jarrett as The Night Stalker because she is the only presidential aide who frequently spends time in the family quarters and dines with the Obamas.</p>
  • Dems Freak Out As Arizona Congresswoman Calls The Fuehrer The Fuehrer, Refuses To Apologize

    10/15/2013 6:13:11 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 114 replies
    Pat ^ | Oct 8, 2013 | Jack Flash
    PAYSON, AZ - Republican Rep. Brenda Barton of Payson compared President Barack Obama to Adolph Hitler on her Facebook page Monday in a post urging county sheriffs to revoke authority from the National Parks Service thugs who are enforcing the federal shutdown on national parks lands. Someone is paying the National Park Service thugs overtime for their efforts to carry out the order of De Fuhrer where are our Constitutional Sheriffs who can revoke the Park Service Rangers authority to arrest??? Do we have any Sheriffs with a pair? she wrote. Fuhrer is a German term for leader that is...
  • BREAKING: House Deal Falls Apart As Conservatives Balk, White House Threatens Veto

    10/15/2013 5:14:58 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 104 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct. 15, 2013 | Guy Benson
    ----"Plan B" and fiscal cliff vote, redux. Having hammered out a deal to shoot back to the Senate tonight -- with most Republicans reportedly on board -- House GOP leadership has been forced to delay or cancel those votes after support among conservatives collapsed in the early evening hours. The rules committee meeting, which would have formally drawn up the bill and advanced it to the full house, has been postponed indefinitely. The reason is simple. They don't have the votes: What happened? The counter-offer's broad outline, which I've been following all day, seemed to be on track. Then the...
  • DOD Still Barring 50 Priests from Administering Sacraments, Locks Up Eucharist, Priest Sues

    10/15/2013 2:24:21 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 48 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/15/2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    Father Ray Leonard, who serves as the Catholic chaplain at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia, filed suit Monday against the Department of Defense, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Department of the Navy, and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. DOD is prohibiting Father Leonard and the other Catholic priests from administering the sacraments and providing other services to their congregations even though two weeks ago Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed, a law that instructed DOD to maintain on the job and keep paying contract employees who were supporting the troops. DOD took this action because Hagel determined--after consulting...
  • Unbelievable: 9/11 Flight 93 Memorial Closed Due to "Shutdown"

    10/15/2013 9:29:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | October 15, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    The sacred ground near Shanksville, Pennsylvania where 9/11 Flight 93 crashed twelve years ago after being hijacked by Islamic terrorists has been closed by the National Park Service due to the 'government shutdown.' The Flight 93 memorial was closed. Dave Stroup (@DaveStroup) October 13, 2013 Govt shutdown closes Flight 93 National Memorial, would-be visitors turned away.#flight93 Mary Pickels (@MaryPickels) October 1, 2013 The petty and ghoulish Spite House strikes again: Barrycades blocking WWII vets from their memorial, denying death benefits to military families and now this. The Flight 93 National Memorial is an open field for...
  • Which Company Supplied the Barricades on the Mall? (Vanity)

    10/15/2013 7:52:48 AM PDT · by agrarianlady · 15 replies
    Does anyone know which contractor supplied the black fences around the monuments? I would like to contact whichever company that supplied the barricades at the monuments and ask it to come and pick them up. A boycott and bad publicity is what they deserve for this.
  • Sarah Palin: Obamas Debt Default is on His Shoulders While We Shoulder His Impeachable Offenses

    10/14/2013 1:36:45 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 58 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Monday Oct 14, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    Sarah Palin Obamas Debt Default is on His Shoulders While We Shoulder His Impeachable Offenses Apparently the president thinks he can furlough reality when talking about the debt limit. To suggest that raising the debt limit doesnt incur more debt is laughably absurd. The very reason why you raise the debt limit is so that you can incur more debt. Otherwise whats the point? Its also shameful to see him scaremongering the markets with his talk of default. There is no way we can default if we follow the Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment, Section 4, requires that we service our...
  • Over 30 Senate Democrats vote to repeal the medical device tax (Now Carrot for McConnell)

    10/14/2013 10:30:10 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 3/14/13 | Erika Johnsen
    As I mentioned yesterday, the medical device tax that went into effect last January is just one of the many insidious job-killing measures contained within ObamaCare, but it is an especially terrible one. The 2.3 percent excise tax is meant to raise a handsome $30 billion to pay for ObamaCare over the next decade, except that, added bonus: Its going to stifle innovation and competition in an industry that provides all manner of life-saving medical devices, from MRIs to pacemakers to blood tubes. And this hasnt just been a Republican refrain, by the way. Thursday night, the Senate voted overwhelmingly...
  • GOP: Democrats' request for higher spending hurting deal chances

    10/14/2013 6:33:02 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 19 replies
    Bradenton Herald (from McClatchy) ^ | Oct 13, 2013 | Anita Kumar and William Douglas
    WASHINGTON Several Republican senators said Sunday a Democratic request to increase government spending is hurting chances of a deal to end the 13-day-old shutdown. Leaders of the Democratic-led Senate were dismissive of a proposal Saturday, in part, because it kept in place for too long the automatic spending cuts that went into effect earlier this year. Another round of those decade-long cuts -- dubbed the sequester and approved by Congress and the White House in 2011 -- is expected in January. The Republican complaints came as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., spoke...
  • Wasserman Schultz: All-Women Team Would Get This Done in a Few Hours

    10/14/2013 2:25:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 14, 2013 - 9:28 AM | Susan Jones
    Women would do a better job than men of solving the current government stalemate, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said on Mondaybecause a woman doesnt want to ruin the person on the other side of the aisle or the table. Why not put Sarah Palin in the room, joked Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), who was interviewed along with Wasserman Schultz. You know, I would argue that even if Sarah Palin were in the room, that we could find a way to get to yes, because thats usually womens goal, Wasserman Schultz replied.
  • Dems decry midnight rule change

    10/14/2013 1:11:40 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies ^ | 10/14/13 | Mike Lillis
    House Democrats are fuming about a rule change adopted by Republicans just before the government shut down on Oct. 1, arguing it shows GOP leaders closed agencies intentionally. Under long-standing House rules, any member of the chamber can bring a measure to the floor. But Republicans altered the rule governing legislation to fund the government so that only House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) holds the power to make such a motion. The practical effect of that change became apparent on Saturday, when Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, tried to bring the...
  • Nutter: Using State Dollars To Open Philadelphia Historic Sites Not An Option

    10/14/2013 1:04:01 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies ^ | October 14, 2013 | Mike Dunn
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) New York officials have arranged to re-open the Statue of Liberty despite the federal shutdown using state dollars. In Philadelphia, though, Mayor Nutter is resigned to this citys historic sites remaining shuttered. Governor Corbett has already ruled out the use of state dollars to temporarily re-open national parks in Pennsylvania. And Mayor Nutter now says using city dollars for the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall will not happen: What the feds have said is national sites will only be able to re-open if state funding is provided, and I think its pretty clear from an announcement I...
  • Million Vet March Organizers: We Were Hijacked for Political Gain

    10/14/2013 9:48:24 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    mediaite ^ | October 14th, 2013 | by Evan McMurry
    Now the organizers of the march are decrying the usurpation what was supposed to be a peaceful and apolitical demonstration for political gain. The group posted the following note on their official Facebook page and website: Supporters, as we have said all along. We are not affiliated with any political party nor did we accept any donations. Which we could have used, but we didn't like what we saw that was coming out of Washington; even being courted to become a political action committee which we turned down. Like we said we believe in transparency. Check out this behind-the-scenes "fiscal...
  • President Obama's Attack On The First Amendment

    10/14/2013 4:13:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies ^ | October 14, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Dissent: U.S. veterans take to the barricades after the White House tries to deny them their right to gather, a mere week after the administration lets a pro-illegal immigration rally take place. Our rights are under siege. Richard M. Nixon, when faced with massive demonstrations during the Vietnam War, at least had the courage to leave the White House and speak with the assembled young demonstrators. And, contrary to his image, he didn't sic the police on them. Not so President Barack H. Obama. Thousands of vets stormed the World War II Memorial on the National Mall Sunday tearing...
  • Lincoln Memorial Barry-cade breached again(10/14); Park Police order area cleared [pics]

    10/14/2013 1:59:20 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 90 replies ^ | 14 Oct 2014 | Twitchy Staff
  • Snit fit redux: Barrycades ordered back up at WWII Memorial; A simple suggestion [pics]

    10/14/2013 7:38:35 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10-14-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    President Stompyfeet send essential govt employees to re-install barricades at WWII memorial
  • Fox News Alert at 0842: Barricades Are Back Up

    10/14/2013 5:44:34 AM PDT · by OwenKellogg · 140 replies
    Fox News on Air ^ | 10/14/2013 | Fox News On Air
    FOX NEWS ALERT! The barricades are back up!
  • Veterans face off with Obama Storm Troopers At White House!

    10/13/2013 6:08:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 151 replies
    You Tube ^ | Oct. 13, 2013 | Blaine Cooper
    Veterans face off with Obama Storm Troopers At White House! (Video at link)
  • Shutdown looms over ObamaCare (

    07/23/2013 3:57:50 AM PDT · by onyx · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/23/13 05:00 AM ET | By Alexander Bolton
    ObamaCare is at the center of a rapidly escalating fight that threatens to shut the government down this fall. [WATCH VIDEO]Senate Republicans, including two members of the leadership, are coalescing around a proposal to block any government funding resolution that includes money for the implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.But such a move is a nonstarter for President Obama and congressional Democrats. Republicans have tried this maneuver in Obamas first term, only to back off later to the chagrin of Tea Party leaders.This time, GOP lawmakers are emboldened by problems plaguing the administrations ObamaCare implementation. But that zeal...
  • 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...
  • Truckers Ride for the Constitution and Veterans [VIDEO]

    10/13/2013 4:07:21 PM PDT · by DCLIBERTY · 3 replies
    Russia Today-TV America ^ | 10/11/2013 | Russia Today Perianne Boring
    The government shutdown the World War II memorial, now truckers are shutting down America. On October 1, the Obama administration closed the WWII memorial in DC, which was paid for with private funds to honor the country's most beloved veterans. One week later, the Administration allowed for an immigration reform rally to take place on the National Mall with hundreds of illegal immigrations in participation, just a few hundred feet away. The outrage caught national headlines and the National Park Service has since changed the wording on the signs around the memorial. Ride for the Constitution has sent their drivers...
  • Hired Goons at Independence Hall

    10/13/2013 3:25:01 PM PDT · by Anton.Rutter · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct. 8, 2013 | Gadsden Films
    Worth the watch.
  • BOOM! Veterans march past the White House carrying Obamas barrycades

    10/13/2013 3:23:33 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 13th, 2013
    Now this is an awesome clip. Veterans are, according to the video, marching by the White House carrying Obamas barricades: Video at link
  • Protesting Veterans Tear Down DC Barricades, Chant "Shut Down The White House"

    10/13/2013 3:15:57 PM PDT · by BCW · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 13 oCT 2013 | Tyler Durden
    The "Million Vet March" in Washington D.C. appears to be escalating as reports of barricades being torn down, police in riot gear and snipers being deployed, and a growing crowd at The White House chanting for its shut-down suggest the people are growing restless.
  • George Will: Obama sparks hyper partisanship with progressivism, has no second term agenda

    10/13/2013 1:27:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 13, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Washington Post columnist George Will suggested on Fox News Sunday placed blame for hyper partisanship that plagues Washington, D.C. on President Barack Obamas progressive, polarizing politics. Moderator Chris Wallace at suggested the tense atmosphere could either be the result of gerrymandering or an aspect of American culture. Will disagreed, pointing to Obama as the source. Its not that simple, Will replied. The fact is, we have a very polarizing president. Im not criticizing him for this. Hes a progressive. He exists to enlarge the power of government as an engine of the redistribution wealth and opportunity. Thats his agenda. Hes...
  • Sarah Palin: We were met by a SWAT team in full riot gear at Lincoln Memorial

    10/13/2013 2:48:08 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 58 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10-13-2013 | The Right Scoop
    Absolutely disgusting that the Obama administration would bring a SWAT team in full riot gear to a protest by those who put everything on the line for this country. Just goes to show what they think about us Americans on the right.
  • Fulfilling promises to veterans must be part of any grand bargain

    10/13/2013 1:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 13, 2013 | Garry Augustine
    As our divided government attempts to resolve the partial shutdown and debt ceiling fights, there is renewed talk of some type of grand bargain that could involve significant cuts to federal spending and entitlements. Resolving Americas fiscal crisis requires hard choices, but any grand bargain must ensure that we continue to fulfill our promises to the men and women who served. During the worst days of World War II, Winston Churchill famously said, Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. Dont these same words apply today to the few who...
  • Veterans toss aside memorial barricades, march on White House

    10/13/2013 1:50:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-13-2013 | Katie McHugh
    (image courtesy of Veterans from all over the country gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Sunday morning to protest the closure of the memorials during the partial government shutdown, throwing barricades placed in front of the memorials aside in heaps. Organized by Brats for Veterans Advocacy, the Million Vet March on the Memorials drew in a crowd of vocal veterans fed up with the federal governments shutdown decisions waving enormous American and Dont Treat On Me flags and signs. Im totally, thoroughly disgusted in our governments decision to close these monuments, said retired Army...
  • Video: EBT System Crash: 16 States Out of Service:

    10/13/2013 1:31:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 66 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/13/13 | Mac Slavo
    If you ever wanted to know what the United States might look like and how people will react should the EBT system fail, then pay close attention I go to the register and they ask me how you going to pay. I said with food stamps. Oh, were shut down, you cant pay with food stamps. I got kids to feed. You know? And because the governments down I cant feed my family? Whats going on with America? Now they trying to starve us to death? This is crazy I got six kids I have to feed. Im...
  • Million Vet March

    10/13/2013 1:11:48 PM PDT · by ConorMacNessa · 129 replies
    13 October 2013 | Self
    MILLION MAN MARCHAfter Action Report13 October 2013 As I walked down 17th Street to the WWII Memorial I was passed by at least a dozen D.C Police cruisers and Paddy wagons. Two Secret Service cruisers were blocking vehicular access to 17th below Constitution Avenue. I was late arriving and missed Sarah Palin, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. Photo by KC Lion Arriving at the Memorial, I made my way to the high U.S. Flag and Gadsden Flagheld by FReeper Mr. Trooprally. ConorMacNessa, Mr. Trooprally and Ron G. Kirby Those who arrived before me made short work of the Barackades:...
  • CNN Mocks Million Vet March as Tea Party Crazies

    10/13/2013 2:23:55 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/13/2013 | Ben Shapiro covered Sundays Million Vet March in Washington D.C. against the Obama administrations closure of military memorials by castigating the marchers as Tea Party kooks and fringe crazies. At tea party-like rally, Obama told to put the Quran down, the headline read. CNN derided the size of the crowd: --snip-- CNN focused on one speaker, Larry Klayman, whom it quoted as stating, I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his...
  • Why Does Obama Want To End Sequestration When It Was His & Lew's Idea? (According To Woodward

    10/13/2013 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    10/13/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Bob Woodward said that sequestration was Obama's & Lew's idea. Why now is Obama againt it? Why was he for it before he was against it? Why does he flip-flop on his CORE beliefs (raising the debt ceiling, the individual mandate, sequestration, etc)? Not secondary or tertiary beliefs...core beliefs. And why is Lew fearmongering over the debt ceiling? What he has said about it recently has been debunked by Moody's.
  • How Ted Cruz won and the GOP lost

    10/13/2013 9:48:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2013 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>Need evidence of Cruz's gains of late? He won the 2016 straw poll at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday with 42 percent of the vote and his speech at that gathering of social conservatives was received very warmly. He has become the center of gravity for a certain not-insignificant element of the Republican party. Cruz has proven that he will be the Tea Partys one true standard-bearer in the Republican presidential primary, according to Evan Smith,the CEO and editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune,a independent media outlet covering the Long Star State.</p>
  • Million Vet March at the WWII Memorial LIVE now!

    10/13/2013 7:46:43 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 132 replies
    Daily Paul ^ | 10/13/2013 | sunny
    I found a live link to the Million Vet March going on now!
  • In case you missed it: Jay Leno's hilarious put-down of Obama's press conference

    10/13/2013 7:47:33 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 12 replies
    I hadn't seen this posted before. Really, really funny...Leno's getting better and better as he nears the end of his show. He's also far more willing to criticize Obama. Link below...
  • Ayatollah Obama; Twin Heresies

    10/13/2013 6:38:55 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, October 6, 2013 | Timothy Birdnow
    He said, Fight them so that there is no more rebellion, and religion, all of it, is for Allah only. Allah must have no rivals.Ishaq:324 When Constantinople fell in 1453 the conquering Turks systematically expunged all evidence of Christian influence there. Perhaps the most egregious thing they did was to convert the world famous Haiga Sophia, basilica of the Patriarch of Constantinople, to a mosque, plastering over the magnificent mosaics that adorned the walls of that famous house of Christian worship. This act of vandalism was hardly unique in the history if Islam; Islam tolerates no competitors in the lands...
  • Jon Karl Asks Jay Carney How Short White House Youtube Videos Are Possible During Shutdown

    10/13/2013 6:33:49 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 12, 2013 | Tommy Christopher
    While watching Fridays White House Daily Briefing on, my eye was drawn to the thumbnail for this weekss West Wing Week video, and I thought to myself, in faux-outraged wingnut voice, Oh, so I guess West Wing Week is essential, but death benefits arent, huh? Huh?!? As if by psychokinesis, mere seconds later, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl made the exact same joke to Press Secretary Jay Carney. He was joking, right? With apologies to Josh, can you explain to me how it is that West Wing Week is still being produced? Karl asked. I...
  • Another View -- Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen: Stop the bickering, start governing

    10/13/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 28 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | October 13, 2013 | Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen
    GRANITE STATERS are rightly frustrated and fed up with the current gridlock in Washington that has resulted in a government shutdown that is hurting families and small businesses. We share that frustration - and we know that our country deserves better from their elected representatives. That's why we're calling on Republicans and Democrats to come to the table now, work out a plan to reopen the government, and develop a long-term deficit reduction plan that will move us beyond this impasse. Too many in Washington are wasting time and energy finger-pointing and playing the blame game instead of working together...