Saturday, October 05, 2013

Marine Vets take the Marine Iwo Jima Memorial back from Obama

"I took the picture yesterday afternoon. Those barricades had been there at least a day. People can still walk into the Memorial area, but for many elderly and disabled vets, it is important they be driven and park right next to the statue," the person who took this picture emails.

"There has been no coverage of Iwo Jima being closed and it is a routine stop for Honor Flight visitors."

So how did that work out?

UPDATE: I'm told, "The Syracuse Honor Flight just knocked down the barrier and a couple hundred of them are at the Memorial now."

Bikers breach Barrycades at WWII Memorial, Obama deploys attack dogs at Vietnam Memorial

Obama and his thugs are doubling down on stupid to enforce his government shutdown.


Meanwhile at the Vietnam Memorial: OUTRAGE!… Obama Deploys German Shepherds Against US Veterans. 

Per Rep. Steve King (R-IA):
Vietnam Wall entrance is open to all. Guard dog and guards are solely for intimidation. Go in. God Bless 'em

Obama will spend any amount of money to make citizens feel the pain of his government shutdown

Obama Instructs Federal Workers To ‘Make Life As Difficult For Americans As They Can

I'm not going to try to list all the concessionaires at National Parks and Monuments who are privately run and actually send money to the Treasury but have been shut down by Obama. Here's just one - Exclusive: Pisgah Inn Owner: National Park Service 'Out There with Lights Flashing Right Now'

Scenic overlooks and hiking and and biking trails shut down, some with officers stationed there to enforce the shutdown.

Feds Try to Close the OCEAN Because of Obama's Shutdown

Priests threatened with arrest if they minister to military during shutdown

All 24 overseas US military cemeteries are shut down

Grocery stores on US military bases are shut down, but the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base is open. I wonder if the Petulant Dictator is going to hit the links? Not to mention that while the fountain at the WWII Memorial is off, the one at the White House is still on.

Obama orders the Barrycades around the WWII Memorial be wired shut

Petulant Dictator Obama is still venting his wrath on World II Vets.

Not only did Obama have his minions erect barriers around the open air World War II Memorial, but he ordered them wired and zip tied shut.

I guess he forgot who he was dealing with.

This was hard

This was easy

What next, guard towers, attack dogs, razor wire, and mine fields?

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Obama off his teleprompter again - watch him explain why workers should be fired if they strike without realizing it

Obama: Imagine if workers could shut down a factory just because they didn’t get what they want 

For more wisdom from the Fairy Prince,  check out his attempt to explain raising the debt ceiling:
“This is important,” Mr. Obama said. “Raising the debt ceiling is not the same as approving more spending, any more than making your monthly payments adds to the total cost of your truck.”

Plowing ahead, Mr. Obama said, “I — you don’t say, well, I’m not going — I’m not going to pay my — my — my bill, my note for my truck because I’m going to save money. No, you’re not saving money. You already bought the truck, right? You have to pay the bills. You — you are not — you’re not saving money.”

Then the president seemed to give an argument supporting Republicans’ call for lower spending and less borrowing.

“You — you might have decided at the front end not to buy the truck,” Mr. Obama said. “But once you bought the truck, you can’t say you’re saving money just by not paying the bills. Does that make sense?”

The audience of unionized auto workers cheered and applauded.

“So raising the debt ceiling — it doesn’t cost a dime,” Mr. Obama continued. “It does not add a penny to our deficits.”

A few moments later, as if realizing that his explanation of the debt ceiling was getting lost in translation, the president tried his truck analogy again.

“So — so I — I just want to break this down one more time,” he said. “I go into a Ford dealership, drive off with a new F-150. Unless I paid cash, I’ve still got to pay for it each month. I can’t just say, you know, I’m not going to make my car payment this month. That’s what Congress is threatening to do, just saying, ‘I’m not going to pay the bills.’”

Smartest President ever - if he were President of Elbonia.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

More Obama Shutdown Theater: NPS Orders Closure of Park that Receives No Federal Funding

Obama thugs gone wild:

The National Park Service has ordered the closure of a Virginia park that sits on federal land, even though the government provides no resources for its maintenance or operation.

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm announced on Wednesday that NPS has ordered it to suspend operations until Congress agrees to a deal to fund the federal government.

According to Anna Eberly, managing director of the farm, NPS sent law enforcement agents to the park on Tuesday evening to remove staff and volunteers from the property.

I'm surprised that they didn't send a SWAT team. In any case, it was more than Obama sent to Benghazi.

“You do have to wonder about the wisdom of an organization that would use staff they don’t have the money to pay to evict visitors from a park site that operates without costing them any money,” she said.

The park withstood prior government shutdowns, noting in a news release that the farm will be closed to the public for the first time in 40 years.

“In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm,” Eberly explained in an emailed statement.

“In all the years I have worked with the National Park Service … I have never worked with a more arrogant, arbitrary and vindictive group representing the NPS,” Eberly said.

Welcome to Obama World.

First Obama Pillaged WWII Vets' Medicare, Now He Tries To Steal Their Monument

First Obama pillaged Medicare to fund his Obamacare train wreck, now he is trying to prevent aged WWII Vets from visiting the open air World War II Memorial in Washington so he can maximize the pain of the government shutdown he ordered.

I guess the Thug-in-Chief really didn't notice that it is an open air monument paid for with private funds:

The National World War II Memorial was funded almost entirely by private contributions, as specified in Public Law 103-32. The campaign received more than $197 million in cash and pledges. Support came from hundreds of thousands of individual Americans, hundreds of corporations and foundations, veterans groups, dozens of civic, fraternal and professional organizations, states and one territory, and students in 1,200 schools across the country.

Donated and pledged funds were used to cover the total project costs of approximately $182 million. These costs include site selection and design, construction and sculpture, a National Park Service maintenance fee required by the Commemorative Works Act, groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, fund raising, and the 11-year administrative costs of the project from its inception in 1993 through completion in 2004.

Remaining funds are held on deposit with the U.S. Treasury in a National WWII Memorial Trust Fund. The funds will be used by the American Battle Monuments Commission solely to benefit the World War II Memorial.

Or maybe Obama spent all the money on one of his wife's vacations. In any case, Obama goons are now threatening Vets with arrest when they take their long anticipated Honor Flight trip to see it.

... when he called the parks service, he was told they would face arrest. "I said, are you kidding me? You're going to arrest a 90/91-year-old veteran from seeing his memorial? If it wasn't for them it wouldn't be there. She said, 'That's correct sir.'"

Smooth move, Pondscum.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Crybaby Obama Tries to Explain Why He Shut Down the Government while Vets Take the WWII Monument

Crybaby Obama took to the airwaves this afternoon to try to explain why he shut down the government. Here's a hint, he says it wasn't his fault after arriving more than an hour late for the press conference. Hmm, always the same old story.

Meanwhile, Obama has his minions out trying to maximize shutdown pain and one of their gambits was to shut down the various Washington DC monuments including the World War II Memorial. That didn't sit too well with some WWII vets who took it over with the help of some Republican Congressmen.

Next they should head for the Senate.

More good shutdown news - the EPA won't be able to plot against the people

Government Shutdown to Delay EPA $1 Gallon Gas Price Hike

As the death toll for Government Shutdown Apocalypse 2013 continues to grow, it appears that the EPA’s plans to make it even more expensive for Americans to drive a car were “shut down” by the government shutdown.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take one of the biggest hits of any federal agency if the government shuts down this week, operating with under 7 percent of its employees, according to guidance issued by the agency.
Just think of how much less the EPA will be able to do with only 7 percent of its employees. That EPA SWAT Team may have to sit out the week. Someone else will have to send $700,000 to Thailand’s pig farmers. And someone else will have to hike fuel prices.
Among those furloughed would be most workers at the Office of Air and Radiation, which is in charge of writing and implementing most of the EPA’s major air pollution rules. The clock would also stop, for now, on the EPA’s eagerly-awaited proposal on renewable fuel volume standards for 2014.
Who exactly is eagerly awaiting this proposal? Drivers who can’t wait to pay a buck more for gas.
Not to mention the folks who run most outdoor power equipment like lawn and garden tools. Next time you have to have the carburetor replaced due to ethanol sludge clogging it up, be sure to think of the EPA bureaucrats. And wish them longer layoffs in the future.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Obama and the Democrats love train wrecks so much they'll shut down the government to get one

We all know that Obama and his pals just love nothing better than a creepy bureaucratic boondoggle like Obamacare that they themselves aren't saddled with, but this is hitting too close to home for most American citizens.

However, now that they can't get their way, Obama and the Democrats are getting all huffy and are going to shut down the government until the Republicans kowtow to Obamacare. Of course, the Federal government "shutdown" is more apparent than real and mostly means that the Washington elite won't be able to cook up more ways to afflict the little people. Sounds like good news to me.

The guy with a US funded RPG is from HappyAcres.