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Park Service allows pro-immigration reform rally on ‘closed’ National Mall

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

Park Service allows pro-immigration reform rally on ‘closed’ National Mall

Vietnam Memorial Barricaded
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10/7/2013 at 6:33pm
The Washington Examiner reported earlier today that the Park Service will allow an immigration reform rally on the ‘closed’ National Mall in Washington DC tomorrow. A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. Organizers for the…
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No one expects The Obamacare Sticker Shock

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

“I just didn’t realize I would … pay for it personally.”

No one expects The Obamacare Sticker Shock

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10/7/2013 at 4:49pm
There are a lot of surprised people in California now that more Obamacare details are coming out: In California, 1.9 million people buy plans on the open market, according to officials with Covered California, the state’s new health insurance exchange. And many of them are steaming mad. “There’s going to be a number…
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Mika Brzezinski No. 1 on list of MSM losing it over gov’t scale-back

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

Mika Brzezinski No. 1 on list of MSM losing it over gov’t scale-back

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10/7/2013 at 2:56pm
Laurel’s list of inflammatory schoolyard taunts by senior Democratic politicians and their spokesmen reflected the increasingly eliminationist rhetoric which is part of Democratic shut-down scale-back strategy. Perhaps it’s time for a new list: Mainstream Media Gone Wild, or something similar. I know that No. 1 on the list should be Mika Brzezinski insisting…
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Obama demands FEMA funding even though Dems opposed House funding bill

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

Obama demands FEMA funding even though Dems opposed House funding bill

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10/7/2013 at 12:51pm
I guess this goes in either the “there he goes again” or “chutzpah” files. Tropical Storm Karen is expected to make landfall later this week in the Gulf of Mexico.  FEMA started recalling workers several days ago to prepare for the storm, and in any event, most FEMA staff never even were…
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“Scaled-Back” Weekend

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

“Scaled-Back” Weekend

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10/7/2013 at 11:30am
It was, as usual, a busy weekend.  We covered a number of “Barrycade” events.  John Nolte at Breitbart.com has an even more extensive list of petty and unnecessary closures and lock-outs.. Here are some of the shut-down scale-back related items we covered, in case you missed them: WWII Vet – Removing Iwo Jima…
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Giving Iran’s Rouhani the benefit of the doubts never given Netanyahu

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 10/07/2013 – The Columnists who Cried “Sheep”

Giving Iran’s Rouhani the benefit of the doubts never given Netanyahu

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10/7/2013 at 10:15am
There has been a steady campaign against Prime Minister Netanyahu in the media. Last week the Washington Post featured a column by David Ignatius arguing that Israel should let the United States give negotiations a chance. Ignatius used 1973 Yom Kippur War as a lesson for Israel, but he probably would have…
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John Boehner Stand and Fight

Don’t let a government scale-back go to waste

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

It’s a scale-back, not a shut-down, and therein lies a solution

Don’t let a government scale-back go to waste

John Boehner Stand and Fight
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10/7/2013 at 8:45am
Rahm Emanuel, speaking soon after Obama took office in 2009, famously suggested that the Obama administration would not let a serious crisis — the Fall 2008 credit crisis — go to waste: Republicans would do well to heed that advice, advice which Obama used to his advantage to push through the failed…
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NBC New Shutdown Blocks Girl From Clinical Trial Screenshot

NBC Nightly News features children turned away from NIH, ignores Dem funding opposition

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2013

NBC Nightly News features children turned away from NIH, ignores Dem funding opposition

NBC New Shutdown Blocks Girl From Clinical Trial Screenshot
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10/7/2013 at 7:00am
After Republicans in the House of Representatives passed a funding bill for the National Institutes of Health, NBC Nightly News has run two feature stories about children and other patients who could not enroll in a cancer clinical trial at NIH because of the “shutdown.” In neither story was the Republican funding…
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IT experts skeptical Obamacare website has just “traffic” problem

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2013

IT experts skeptical Obamacare website has just “traffic” problem

Healthcare-gov-notice
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10/6/2013 at 7:04pm
The other day, I wrote that long wait times are not the only issue with the Obamacare website, highlighting my skepticism of the administration’s claims that high volume was to blame for all the glitches in the system. It turns out that Reuters news agency spoke with five technology experts who expressed…
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Minuteman Park chained parking lot

Battle Cry heard at Minute Man Park: “Can’t Keep Me Out”

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2013

Patriots make a stand “heard ’round the world” at barrycaded Concord Bridge and Minute Man Park

Battle Cry heard at Minute Man Park: “Can’t Keep Me Out”

Minuteman Park chained parking lot
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10/6/2013 at 5:25pm
They’ve chained the parking lot at the Minute Man* National Park in Lexington-Concord, MA. A reader would not be stopped, and writes, quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem about the “rude bridge”: “By the rude bridge that arched the flood Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard ’round the world.” Yes,…
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Tuffy wasn’t a mean clown, unlike those barrycading WWII Vets

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2013

Tuffy never tuffycaded anyone.

Tuffy wasn’t a mean clown, unlike those barrycading WWII Vets

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10/6/2013 at 2:01pm
Remember Tuffy the Rodeo Clown? Who earned the ire of Democratic politicians and a lifetime ban from the Missouri State Fair because he wore an Obama mask? Tuffy never told other clowns to “make life as difficult for people as we can.” Tuffy never tried to stop aging WWII Veterans from making pilgrimage to…
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Obama and financial markets: fear itself

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2013

Once again Obama takes a message of fear, and sells it as hope.

Obama and financial markets: fear itself

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10/6/2013 at 11:00am
Instead of exerting a calming influence, Obama ramps up the fear connected with the shutdown and the debt limit. Watch his demeanor, too; chilling: But actually this is nothing new, it’s how Obama rolls. …
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Now gov’t trying to block people from looking at Mt. Rushmore (seriously)

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2013

Not satisfied shutting the monument even though the State offered to pay to keep it open, the feds placed cones to block viewing areas in the distance.

Now gov’t trying to block people from looking at Mt. Rushmore (seriously)

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10/6/2013 at 8:30am
As bad as the Battle of the Barrycades is in Washington, D.C., forcing WWII Vets to have to push their way past barricades at the WWII Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and Iwo Jima Memorial, what the feds did at Mount Rushmore has to be the most petty and insane of…
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World War II Vet Syracuse Honor Flight

WWII Vet – Removing Iwo Jima Memorial Barricades “Blew My Mind … It Was Great”

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2013

Syracuse Honor Flight group receives hero’s welcome home.

WWII Vet – Removing Iwo Jima Memorial Barricades “Blew My Mind … It Was Great”

World War II Vet Syracuse Honor Flight
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10/6/2013 at 1:21am
We wrote earlier today about the Vets on the Syracuse (NY) Honor Flight whose buses pushed through barricades at the Iwo Jima Memorial with the help of volunteers accompanying the group. This is part of an ongoing Battle of the Barrycades that has taken place also at the WWII and Vietnam War Memorials. The Syracuse Honor flight veterans of World…
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Chris Paul Govt Shut Down Because Obama Is Brown

You might be a liberal if … you think the government “shutdown” is racist

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game

You might be a liberal if … you think the government “shutdown” is racist

Chris Paul Govt Shut Down Because Obama Is Brown
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10/5/2013 at 9:30pm
Did you know that the government is shut down right now because the GOP is racist?! Me neither. But that doesn’t stop liberals from *wishing* it were true. (Which is almost kind of like it is *actually* true, right?) You too can become educated on the liberals’ narrative of the government shutdown, thanks…
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US Military Forces Carry Out Raid in Somalia

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2013

US Military Forces Carry Out Raid in Somalia

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10/5/2013 at 8:10pm
US Special Forces are said to have been involved today in a mission in Somalia that targeted an Al Shabaab leader.  The raid comes nearly two weeks after the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. From the New York Times: A Navy SEAL team targeted a senior leader of the Shabab militant…
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Video: Meet Vets who moved “water-filled barriers” to get to Iwo Jima Memorial

Posted by  ▪  October 5, 2013

Video: Meet Vets who moved “water-filled barriers” to get to Iwo Jima Memorial

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10/5/2013 at 4:38pm
UPDATE: WWII Vet – Removing Iwo Jima Memorial Barricades “Blew My Mind … It Was Great” As Daniel Halper has reported, the Iwo Jima Memorial joins the list of monuments needlessly barricaded by the Obama administration, but that did not stop a group of veterans from removing the barricades to visit today. (Related:…
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