Government slimdown shows true colors in White House

shutdwonIt is pretty telling how the Obama Administration is directing departments to make this shutdown effect as many people in the public as possible totally for political gain. Rather than strategically looking at a huge variety of “non-essential” services that could be eliminated to have as minimal effect on as few a citizens as possible – the opposite approach was taken for publicity sake. Pretty sad but not unexpected.

Let’s look at a few examples of what’s been going on:

  • Everyone has heard of the open-air World War II Memorial being closed and barricaded off – stopping veterans and other visitors from visiting. More money has been spent trying to stop people from visiting the memorial than when it is normally running. Makes sense? Me neither. World War II vets disregarded the barrier and made their way around to carry on their visit after Republican Congressman pushed the barricades aside. The government has now caved and is allowing Veterans to visit.
  • The Martin Luther King Memorial – an open-air, open 24/7 without guards is now closed and barricaded off. Why?
  • At one point the Army versus Air Force football game was cancelled – until it became widely known that neither receive any federal funding. Hmmmm……

And one of the most pathetic displays of Obama’s orders…..

  • The 51 room Pisgah Inn, located along the Blue Ridge Parkway at an elevation of 5000 feet and 20 miles from the nearest town was shutdown as Park Rangers closed the only road providing access. The privately owned Inn rests on leased Federal land. Although the Blue Ridge Parkway is not closed – the entrance to the Inn is being guarded by Park Rangers:

The parkway’s chief ranger, Steve Stinnett, said Park Service managers in Washington directed him to block access to the inn at milepost 408.6 and ensure “people don’t utilize a business that, according to the federal government, is closed.”

Rangers will stay in place as long as they are needed, Stinnett said.

There’s more.

Let’s also consider the fact that all furloughed Federal employees will be paid regardless of how long the shutdown is. Many of these workers are sitting at home watching MSNBC and CNN – and getting paid. This makes no sense whatsoever. Now – there are also many Federal workers that showed up and went to work even though they did not have to – and didn’t know if they would be paid. These people deserve to receive their check when this is all done and over with.

It is really amazing the uproar the media and some public has had over this shutdown. They point out and complain about some of the smallest things and the way people are effected. Now – imagine if we were actually able to get someone in the White House to seriously cut spending and reduce the Federal Debt. Entitlements would have to get cut, non-essential departments and spending would have to go, and some people would be hurt by it. Oh well – we cannot have our cake and eat to. That has been going on for too long.

Obama sent his minions out in force to spread the pain and have the lamestream media blame the Republicans. Seems to be working – as usual.


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  1. I saw an interview with the head of one of those large government agencies who said 95% of his employees were furloughed, some 7000 of them sent home because they are nonessential. I’d suggest that this is symbolic of something. Oh, I don’t know, I must be backward thinking. Round these parts when we find a leach, we burn it off with a lighter then render it inoperable with the sole of a boot. Elsewhere they give the leaches a job for life with fine benefit packages. Round here we’d be worried the leaches would suck us dry… but like I said, we’re backward thinkers…

    There’s something else that seems a bit odd. The House of Representatives have been labeled Terrorists and hostage takers and the like by “Dear Leader”, Harry Reid and others. When the hostage takers pass individual spending bills for various functions of government, thereby releasing some of the so called hostages and sending them to the Senate, the Senate says “no thanks” and sends the hostages back! This must be some new age strategy in hostage negotiation I’m not familiar with.

  2. Barry is a scumbag, a lying Marxist scoundrel. Every time he does not get his way, he acts like a 2 year old. Worst President in US history, if you asked me. We are on the verge of economic collapse. Hell, Barry probably sold us out to the Chinese. I wish some leaders in DC would “grow a pair…” and call him out on his college transcripts, birth certificate, Benghazi, etc.

  3. Russ: I don’t want to get into a dialog with you and I don’t want to be argumentative but surly you don’t think that the MSM is gospel and the Alan Colmes show is the only truth. Personally I watch NBC/CBS and get their side and I also watch Bret Baier and as a conservative I tend to agree with his and the panels assessment of the inner working of our government. Do I think Bret and his panel leans right, of course I do. But I am not so naïve to think that our President would not impose his liberal philosophy on the public for political gain.
    My question is, why make your comment which did not contribute anything to the discussion? John runs a very conservative site and if you believe what you say many or most of what John prints must make your blood boil.
    Have a great day.

  4. Well he has been spewing B.S. (Barry Soetoro) since his first campaign speech…

    “We will revisit the Patriot Act and overturn unconstitutional executive decisions issued during the past eight years”
    “We reject sweeping claims of ‘inherent’ presidential power”
    “The Freedom of Information Act should be administered with a clear presumption:…Agencies are servants of the public”
    “We will not use signing statements to nullify or undermine duly enacted law.”
    “We have 1 million shovel ready jobs ready to go”
    “I will get our troops home, we will end this war…you can take that to the bank”
    “Entirely eliminate income tax for seniors making less than $50,000”
    “My father served in WWII”
    “The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that lands on my desk”
    “No more illegal wiretapping of American Citizens”
    “I promise to walk the picket line if workers are denied the right to bargain.”
    “I promise to close Guantanamo Bay prison to end torture”
    “I promise to cut the deficit in half”
    “If you like the health plan you have, you can keep it”
    “The border Fence is basically complete”
    “We got back every dime used to rescue banks”
    “We will restore our constitutional traditions, and recover our nation’s founding commitment to liberty under law.”
    “My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.”
    “Don’t mock the Constitution. Don’t make fun of it. Don’t suggest that it’s un-American to abide by what the Founding Fathers set up. It’s worked pretty well for over two-hundred years.”
    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”

    These people who are willing to give up their liberties and freedoms in blind obedience to an administration that is full of nothing but empty promises and a desire to change our republic into a socialist oligarchy just amaze me. I continue to wonder at what point they will wake up (albeit to late) realizing they are now wearing the chains of bondage, and that they were complicit in making their lives what they have become. Maybe never?

    I wish we could help them realize that this is not about Dems and Republicans, it is not about race, it is about LIBERTY.

  5. I’m with you Russ, finally a voice of reason. I’m so sick of Faux news and their “phony scandals” and always talking down everything this administration does. They remind me of another all news network (can’t remember the name at the moment) back when George Dubbya Halliburton McBush was president, who I might add wrecked the whole worlds economy… single handedly I tell ya!

    I mean lets be honest, Faux news watchers have no idea that Republicans care only about the needs of rich capitalist robber barons and that THE TEA PARTY now runs the Republican party. Thankfully the other news networks have been filling us in (since 2010) on how mean, hateful and racist the Tea Party is. Because of the fine investigative reporting by the MSM we now know, and are reminded DAILY that the Tea Party hates America, hates minorities, majorities, hates the poor, the elderly, the handicapped and orphans and that the Tea Party IS EVIL. Not run of the mill evil, but so evil that when you say it you have to draw it out: The Tea Party is E-V-I-L!

    Course the MSM have never actually shown us any real evidence of any of this, but I’m not to concerned. I’m sure they have it safely locked away in some vault, ready to be pulled out should the Tea Party begin a resurgence. I doubt they’ll ever need to, the IRS has pretty much eliminated that or any other conservative group from ever rising up again… thank god…. right Russ?

    No need to worry Russ, there is a move afoot to ban Faux news from the airwaves. I hear the Obama administration has called in the IRS to help so confidence is running high on success. Hell, nobody watches that network anyway. If we’re luck, by this time next year we’ll all be getting our news from the PMSNBCNN! Yes Russ, utopia is at hand, all we need is more time and more government, and if 3 more years isn’t time enough, I’ll be ready to chant: 4 MORE YEARS, 4 MORE YEARS… EVERYBODY… 4 MORE YEARS. Well, I’m done here, my fingers are sore and Megan Kel— I mean Rachel Maddow is about to start! I never miss her show…. you know, so I’ll know what to think tomorrow.

  6. I’m not going to get into politics here, we all have our opinions…but I will comment that @BunkerBilly has a point… if all you want to do is inflame a riot, and not add meaningful commentary to the discussion, just go away. I’m here for meaningful info and meaningful discourse, so don’t just post your crap and disappear…lets converse…if you have a leg sto stand on, you will support your view and maybe i can learn something from you

  7. *aside to Rourke* I know the AVIs are probably program generated, but can I keep this one? it’s hysterical and I love it! Can I copy it and use it on other sites? or would that be a violation of use for your site/program? wanted to ask before i copied it!

  8. To Russ,

    Keep drinking the Koolaide bud.

    To Irish-7

    You forgot a couple. In Mississippi Barry is keeping open a Muslum History center with his own money because they need to know their history.

    Barry is also a follower of Islam.

    Freedom is under assault and has been for a long time. Barry is just the latest to lead those Forces to rot the US from the inside.

  9. WW2 vets memorial closed no democrats around, and right across the way, an illegal alien rally with Pelosi and other democratic leaders there. I am blown away at the hypocrisy of the leadership and the media of this country. Pos pres. will not negotiate but its the republicans fault. If I was in debt as bad as this country is, no way would my credit limit be raised. I am amazed at the childish behavior of our potus, he is trying to punish the country because he can’t have his way. I am more amazed at the people who are cheering him on when he is destroying the foundations of this country. Our country is now like Nascar, we are racing left and going nowhere fast. Waiting for the crash…

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