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CBS Normandy memorial closed

Next House funding bill should be to reopen Normandy and other overseas military cemeteries

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Next House funding bill should be to reopen Normandy and other overseas military cemeteries

CBS Normandy memorial closed
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10/3/2013 at 9:39am
It appears that Obama and the Democrats will leave the WWII Memorial in its natural open status, and drop the barrycades, after the negative publicity. That said, the Senate is likely to kill the House funding bill passed yesterday to reopen various Parks Service monuments along with the Smithsonian and Holocaust Museum. …
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Drudge Barrycades

Hah! “Barrycade” enters Urban Dictionary

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

“Dude, Obama barrycaded the park.”

Hah! “Barrycade” enters Urban Dictionary

Drudge Barrycades
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10/3/2013 at 8:15am
Tuesday night Mandy wrote a post, WWII Vets storm Barry-cades, regarding the absurdity of the Obama administration erecting barricades in open spaces for no reason other than to hassle Veterans at the World War II Memorial. The term Barry-cade, and its acceptable variant Barrycade, became hits on Twitter (here and here). The term was…
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Vicious Smirkle, Part 2

Posted by  ▪  October 3, 2013

Vicious Smirkle, Part 2

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10/3/2013 at 7:00am
In my now classic post on December 3, 2011, Vicious smirkle, I explained the conundrum wrapped in a paradox sitting on top of a puzzle, the algorithms which feed ads to Legal Insurrection and most other blogs: Michele Walk has noticed that Alan Grayson is gracing these pages with great frequency, and…
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John Boehner after White House Mtg 10-2-2013

Obama sticks to “no negotiation” position

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Obama sticks to “no negotiation” position

John Boehner after White House Mtg 10-2-2013
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10/2/2013 at 7:00pm
Well, apparently today was just a photo op at the White House. Obama is still in a no negotiation mode. Instead, he’s deliberately trying to talk down the markets.
 

House Vote on “Research for Lifesaving Cures Act” – LIVE (Update – Approved, 170 Dems vote against)

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Funding for National Park Service approved

House Vote on “Research for Lifesaving Cures Act” – LIVE (Update – Approved, 170 Dems vote against)

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10/2/2013 at 4:53pm
As of this writing, the House is debating the “Research for Lifesaving Cures Act” meant to restore funding to the National Institutes of Health, including to continue the child cancer clinical trials. That debate is over, voting later. Now debating National Parks funding. Obama has threatened to veto the measure. Harry Reid…
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Cornell sign - Path Closed Due to Govt Shutdown

Fake “government shutdown” notice at Cornell

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Fake “government shutdown” notice at Cornell

Cornell sign - Path Closed Due to Govt Shutdown
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10/2/2013 at 4:12pm
In addition to the real shutdowns at the WWII Memorial and elsewhere, we can expect to see all sorts of non-shutdowns blamed on the federal government partial shutdown. I noticed this along a path in the Collegetown section of Ithaca, a path along the Gorge next to the Schwartz Theater.  That path…
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McCaskill at WWII Memorial: Park Service has “a lot more common sense than the Tea Party”

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

McCaskill at WWII Memorial: Park Service has “a lot more common sense than the Tea Party”

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10/2/2013 at 2:15pm
After the Parks Service erected barricades at the World War II Memorial on orders from the Obama administration, Veterans showed up today to protest. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) also showed up.  She decried people playing politics, but then launched into an attack on the Tea Party: McCaskill: “The thing that’s a little confusing is…
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Obama to veto NIH funding – will liberals who screamed about kids with cancer call him out?

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

“Research for Lifesaving Cures Act” will be killed. (Update – VIDEO: Harry Reid scoffs at question, “if you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?)

Obama to veto NIH funding – will liberals who screamed about kids with cancer call him out?

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10/2/2013 at 1:30pm
UPDATE 6;50 p.m. — House approves funding for NIH, 170 Democrats vote Nay.  Measure now goes to Senate. ——————————– The Atlantic ran a story yesterday about kids with cancer allegedly being turned away from National Institutes for Health clinical trials. The story was vague on the details of whether this meant they didn’t get…
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Obama Threat to Veto Child Cancer Cure Act

Obama Shutdown candy: Good and Petty

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Obama Shutdown candy: Good and Petty

Obama Threat to Veto Child Cancer Cure Act
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10/2/2013 at 12:53pm
The reports are coming in of incredibly petty shut downs beyond the WWII Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. Newt Gingrich posted this image (h/t Twitchy) of a bus turnaround shut down at Mount Vernon: https://twitter.com/newtgingrich/statuses/385433008473260032 They shut down the bus turnaround even though Mount Vernon is OPEN: https://twitter.com/newtgingrich/statuses/385214703808413696 (video added 10-3-2013 h/t Crawdad Hole) UPDATE added by Mandy,…
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Charge of the Scooter and Wheelchair Brigades

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

WWII Vets turn tide of battle, again

Charge of the Scooter and Wheelchair Brigades

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10/2/2013 at 11:39am
Have you noticed? Everything has changed since the Obama administration Barry-caded the World War II Memorial and tried to keep out a group of visiting WWII Veterans, and then the Democrats in the House killed funding for the Veterans Administration. When Obama and Democrats declared political war on Veterans, it was a bridge…
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More barricades at WWII Memorial 10-2-2013

WWII and Lincoln Memorial Barricade Showdowns – Live Updates

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Obama administration already sending in reinforcements

WWII and Lincoln Memorial Barricade Showdowns – Live Updates

More barricades at WWII Memorial 10-2-2013
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10/2/2013 at 9:38am
Obama has barricaded the World War II Memorial for not good reason. The excuse that the government needed people on duty who knew CPR was laughable — the Memorial is open-air and open to the public 24 hours a day, even though previously staffed only part of the day. There is a protest…
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Obama barricades Lincoln Memorial unlike during 1995 “shutdown”

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

Barry-cades become symbol of Obama’s shutdown.

Obama barricades Lincoln Memorial unlike during 1995 “shutdown”

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10/2/2013 at 8:49am
Updates here: WWII and Lincoln Memorial Barricade Showdowns – Live Updates Morgen Richmond, of the former Verum Serum blog, has been doing great research on the closure of parks and monuments in Washington, D.C. by Obama and the Democrats, revealing rank hypocrisy and mean-spiritedness. For example, The White House now claims that it needed to erect barricades at the WWII…
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I love listening to the Leader of the Free World

Posted by  ▪  October 2, 2013

I love listening to the Leader of the Free World

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10/2/2013 at 7:00am
The full text is here. Scott Johnson at Power Line has some of the key excerpts exposing the history of Iran’s new “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani is anything but moderate, he was a key player in numerous terrorist attacks and the building of Iran’s nuclear program. Excerpts (and additional videos) after…
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Obama and Dems declare political war on Veterans

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Obama administration erects needless barricades to open-air WWII Memorial, and House Democrats kill funding for Veterans Administration

Obama and Dems declare political war on Veterans

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10/1/2013 at 9:21pm
You probably know how the Obama administration erected barricades at the WWII memorial but a group of WWII veterans burst through the barricades anyway. The barricades were political theater. Ace has the story, Obama Adminstration Specifically Denied Exception to Permit Veterans to Attend WWII Memorial: Before we go any further, let us note once again…
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House vote Veterans Parks DC

Dems in House vote down funding for Veterans, Dist. of Columbia, Holocaust Memorial and Smithsonian

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Dems in House vote down funding for Veterans, Dist. of Columbia, Holocaust Memorial and Smithsonian

House vote Veterans Parks DC
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10/1/2013 at 7:56pm
Under the Rules of Suspension they were operating under (not sure why, but it’s what it was), a 2/3 vote was needed in the House to pass legislation funding various agencies. [If someone has a procedural explanation, please post in comments.] Democrats in the House voted against funding the Veterans Administration, the…
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WWII Vets storm Barry-cades

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Update – The barricade was all a set up for photo op — Obama admin knew Vets were coming

WWII Vets storm Barry-cades

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10/1/2013 at 6:46pm
More than 90 veterans arrived in Washington DC today, having embarked upon a visit to the World War II Memorial as part of an Honor Flight, only to be met with barricades erected as part of the government shutdown. The need for the barricades was questionable: https://twitter.com/collegepolitico/status/385100309355593728 But in the end, this would not…
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Roll Call Reid releases emails Boehner staff

At some point Obama needs reconsider hitching his presidency to Harry Reid’s fist

Posted by  ▪  October 1, 2013

Harry Reid poisons another well by releasing normally-private communications between his office and Boehner’s staff.

At some point Obama needs reconsider hitching his presidency to Harry Reid’s fist

Roll Call Reid releases emails Boehner staff
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10/1/2013 at 4:47pm
Is there any well of cooperation on Capitol Hill Harry Reid will not poison? His verbiage, and that of his colleagues, is vituperative to the point of eliminationist. Now he’s leaking communications between his staff and John Boehner’s staff, in a move Roll Call called taboo: Updated 11:30 a.m. | Senate Democrats are considering…
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