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

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

Allen West Calls Obama a Spoiled Brat

From The Washington Times: Former Rep. Allen West took to the media Thursday to give an assessment on the progression of the government shutdown,  and President Obama’s leadership skills:  “He’s throwing a tantrum, acting like a spoiled brat,” he said. “I can put it in very basic Southern terms: a spoiled brat child,”  Mr. West said, during an interview with Newsmax. “We have been giving Barack Obama everything that he has wanted. We gave him a state senator position in Chicago, we gave him a U.S. Senate position out of the state of Illinois, unproven, untested, no resume, we gave him the presidency  twice.” But Mr.Obama isn’t satisfied, … Continue reading

The Obamacare Scareware System

Over the last several days, I’ve read countless articles about the fiasco that is the Obamacare sign up process. Not surprisingly, most of the criticism was directed at the inability of the system to accommodate those attempting access. Now we’re told that the system was designed to accommodate 50-60,000 concurrent users and it just “got overloaded.” Here’s a news flash: anyone with an IQ above 70 or 80 could have forecast extremely heavy activity in the early days, especially with all of the publicity associated with the rollout. The overseers should have expected millions of folks who were curious and just … 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

Which Are You ?

    Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Southerner? Here is a little test that will help you decide. Q: You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you… You are carrying a Kimber 1911 cal. 45 ACP, and you are an expert shot.You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.. What do you do? Democrat’s Answer: Well, that’s not enough information to answer … Continue reading

The Mess and the Hook

Welcome to the national government of the United States of America.      The table above represents the Declaration of Independence and is buried under all this stuff. The preservative of the table is the U.S. Constitution. The preservative will eventually be obliterated as all this stuff rots.   What we are witnessing in D.C. can be likened to those unable to work in an office that is so cluttered, ‘they don’t know where to begin.’  Is the national government out of control?  No, because being out of control implies it can be brought under control and, it cannot be brought under control. The national government is unmanageable on any level.  So what to do? Attorneys involved … Continue reading

A Letter to the President

I got this from a friend of a friend, who wishes to remain anonymous, and she says what we’re all thinking. We should all write a similar letter – that is, if you don’t mind being audited. Mr. Obama,  In case you think that all of us in the electorate are so brain dead that we buy your lies, posturing, blaming,  thieving,  petty games…………think again.  Millions of us are on to you and your ilk.  You are not only a scourge on the White House and this Country; you are a scourge on humanity in general. The wide spread pain you … Continue reading

Barack Hussein Obama – The Architect of Destruction

This is a great piece written by Maureen Scott. She has defined what drives Obama and accurately describes why he isn’t like most REAL Americans. “Obama comes from a community organizer background where it’s us against them. But that’s not who we are. And that’s not the position the leader of our Nation should take.” – Dr. Benjamin Carson. Obama appears to be a tormented man who is filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. … 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

Ben Shapiro Launches TruthRevolt Website

From Breitbart: On Sunday, Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro discussed the launch of a new website that will seek to “change the nature of media” by exposing the donors and advertisers that enable the mainstream media to distort the truth and push their agendas with no accountability, especially when it comes to their bottom lines. Shapiro will lead TruthRevolt.org, which will launch on Monday to expose the mainstream media and “unmask leftists in the media for who they are, destroy their credibility with the American public, and devastate their funding bases.” Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 with Breitbart News … Continue reading

Our NEW Civil War

Make no mistake about it; we are slap-dab in the middle of a new civil war in this country. It’s not a formally declared war and it might be lurking just below the surface, but it is a battle nonetheless. We have two factions at war with each other to determine the future of the United States. On one side, we have the informed, politically aware portion of the citizenry. While they listen to what our national leaders are saying and what the talking heads and pundits allow, they don’t assume they’re being told the truth, instead they dig deeper, … Continue reading

Merely ‘Glitches’ or is O’s House of Cards Crumbling?

From Kyle Becker at IJ Review: Healthcare.Gov Facebook Page Hit with Avalanche of Angry Comments This is truly a must-read of the day. Just in case Healthcare.gov’s Facebook page wanted to delete these comments, they are preserved for posterity below. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the show!   ~~~~~~~~~ This the biggest joke of the century and there are literally thousands more posts just like these, but I didn’t want you to bust a rib from laughing so much, so I stopped here. If you want to read more you can click on the Facebook link at the top. If their system … 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