National Parks Re-Open – With a Catch

From Yahoo News and AP: FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen national parks, which had been closed as a result of the partial government shutdown. But the Obama administration’s OK to reopen tourist areas across the nation came with a big caveat: States must foot the bill with money they likely won’t see again. So far, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Arizona and New York have agreed to open parks that had been closed since the beginning of the month. … Continue reading

Asshat Alert – Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley is a Lefty.  Of that there is no doubt.  He’s also stuck on stupid. SEAN HANNITY:  “My last question to you. You often do these seminars with the state of black America. I’ve watched them on C-Span and different channels, right?” TAVIS SMILEY:  “Right.” HANNITY:  “Are black Americans better off five years into the Obama presidency?” SMILEY:  “Let me answer your question very forthrightly. No, they are not. The data is going to indicate sadly that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category. On that regard, … Continue reading

UPDATED: Day 2: Truckers Ride into Washington DC

I’m seeing lots of reports of heavy rain that’s putting a damper on things, but the truckers are driving around in it anyway. There’s also several posts about some 48-60 ‘rogue’ drivers who broke away and are cruising around the Pentagon and some of the memorials. I found this one on Twitter taken this morning. I’d say they’re getting pretty close! This may be a repeat from yesterday?? More to come later…. Kathy ~~~~~~ Updated 4:00 pm CST The unofficial ‘Pace Car’ Red, White and Blue Trucks to match Old Glory More on their way in and the following is … Continue reading

Border Patrol Told To ‘STAND DOWN’ Amidst Government Shutdown

Upon his inauguration, the president takes an oath. This oath of office is a bond with the American people, a responsibility the president assumes to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, our rule of law. The president places his hand on the Bible and is, so long as he remains in office, honor-bound to support the rule of law for the American people. Our radical president, Barack Obama, has been at-odds with the American people since he arrived in the Oval Office. Though he has promised to work for the American people, Obama has continually worked against us. He left … Continue reading

Updated: Truckers Ride for the Constitution

An update on the Truckers protest as they drive around Washington DC on I-495 I will update this as coverage allows. ~Kathy Here’s a fairly decent video I came across…

It Was Just a Matter of Time

From WND: Boehner waves white flag of surrender House GOP outlines deal to avert default, end shutdown   House Republicans were in a holding pattern Friday, awaiting a response from the Obama administration to a proposal to lift the debt ceiling, end the government shutdown and set up six weeks of budget talks. The offer comes on the 11th day of the government shutdown. In addition to ending the shutdown and increasing the debt limit, the proposal includes an easing of the across-the-board spending cuts that began taking effect a year ago, and replacing them with curbs in benefit programs that Obama himself has … Continue reading

Look Who Else is Going to DC This Weekend

I received the following email from Freedom Works and my new bff Glenn Beck. I mean, after all, he called me by name and sent me this personal email (yeah, right!) Kathy, This Saturday, I am teaming up with FreedomWorks, Mike Lee, and Tea Party Patriots for a National Day of Service in Washington, DC. If the government won’t do its job and keep the monuments clean, then we will. Join us Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building. Make sure to let us know you are coming Harry Reid and Barack … Continue reading

Armed Guards Use Gestapo Tactics on Seniors at Yellowstone

Newburyportnews.com: It seems like every time I turn around, I see another story of obama’s henchmen mistreating people, particularly senior citizens. As if the treatment of our veterans at the memorial in DC wasn’t bad enough, now people on bus tours at Yellowstone have been mistreated. NEWBURYPORT — Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures. Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country. Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves … Continue reading

Hitting Below the Belt

Our government has hit an all time low. From Today.com: Shutdown denies death benefits to families of fallen soldiers   The shutdown of the federal government is now affecting some families when they are most vulnerable, denying them benefits to help with funeral expenses of loved ones killed while serving the country. The families of five U.S. service members who were killed over the weekend in Afghanistan have been notified that they won’t be receiving the $100,000 benefit normally wired to relatives within 36 hours of the death. The “death gratuity” is intended to help cover funeral costs and help … Continue reading

The Eight Biggest Lies

From American Overlook: President Barack Obama is a politician, so according to the old joke, if his lips are moving he’s lying. But Obama’s critics would tell you the president doesn’t just lie, he tells some real whoppers. Culling that list of fibs, falsehoods and outright fabrications can be a difficult task, but let’s give it the old college try. College Speaking of college, what’s the deal with Obama’s transcripts? He hasn’t exactly lied about them, but he hasn’t been forthcoming with them either. We know his predecessor George W. Bush was a C student. But then again, he earned … Continue reading

Behind The Smokescreen

Judson Phillips has a good take on the government shutdown. Tea Party Nation has the story. Pay no attention to the Obama smoke screen   Posted by Judson Phillips on October 6, 2013 at 9:20am in Tea Party Nation Forum The stories about how the Obama Regime and Harry Reid’s shutdown are coming almost faster than we can deal with them. The Regime has closed the World War 2 Memorial. They closed the Iwo Jima Memorial. They closed Mount Rushmore and the scenic overpass that allows people to look at it. They closed privately owned businesses on Federal thoroughfares. Today … Continue reading

Here Comes the Money Part

From Emily Hulsey at IJ Review: Now he’s dictating to the stock market!   Obama’s Remarks About Shutdown That Spooked Wall Street on Thursday  Many people, including myself, were pleasantly surprised that stocks remained stable during the first two days of this week’s government shutdown. Of course, it didn’t last long. Stocks plummeted Thursday after President Obama remarked that Wall Street should be worried about the government shutdown and the debt limit: When asked during a CNBC interview if markets were right to remain relatively calm during the debt limit, the president said, “No.” “I think this time’s different. I think … Continue reading

Obama is Killing America’s Superpower Status

From Con Coughlin at Telegraph.co.uk: US government shutdown: Barack Obama is presiding over the end of America’s superpower status For a country that is supposed to be the most powerful in the world, the fact that Americans have today woken up to find large swathes of their nation closed for business is humiliating. Thanks to President Barack Obama obduracy over his flagship healthcare policy, Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach agreement in Congress on the federal budget, forcing the US Government to close down for the first time in 17 years, with around 700,000 federal workers being placed on indefinite leave. … Continue reading

God Bless Our Veterans!

From WND: Obama behind ‘barrycades’ at WWII monument The Obama administration has decided to block access to public memorials on the National Mall as a result of the government shutdown. The decision is similar to the cancellation of White House tours when the sequester cuts took effect. On Monday, the first day of the government shutdown, a number of veterans showed up at the World War II memorial to find access blocked by barricades, despite the fact the memorial is a public space open at all times with very little oversight from the Park Police. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., issued a statement blaming … Continue reading

What’s Shut Down, What’s Not

From the AP & Yahoo News: In this time of argument and political gridlock, a blueprint to manage federal dysfunction is one function that appears to have gone smoothly. Throughout government, plans are ready to roll out to keep essential services running and numb the impact for the public. The longer a shutdown goes on, the more it will be felt in day-to-day lives and in the economy as a whole. A look at what is bound to happen, and what probably won’t: ___ THIS: Washington’s paralysis will be felt early on in distant lands as well as in the … Continue reading

Thought For Today – Oct. 1, 2013

  If the Shut Down only effects “Non Essential Government Functions” and the government can run without these “Non Essential Functions” what the hell are we doing paying for governmental functions that are not essential to the operation???????  (quote by Buck) Kudos bro. ~ Hardnox

Ted Cruz on Meet The Press

From Human Events by John Hayward: Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this weekend, where he was subjected to the sort of confrontational needling by host David Gregory that no Democrat will ever have to face on anything.  Good thing, too, because if “journalists” ever treated someone like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid or President Barack Obama the way Gregory attacked Cruz, they’d have a nervous breakdown. Cruz did not have a nervous breakdown.  He handled the assault from this “impartial journalist” with aplomb, which must have driven liberal viewers nuts.  I notice all the lefty … Continue reading