Here’s a picture of an “essential” government worker blockading veterans from their own memorial.
We all remember this, right?
The White House announced Tuesday that it is canceling tours of the president’s home for the foreseeable future as the sequester spending cuts begin to bite and the administration makes good on its warnings of painful decisions.
Announcement of the decision — made in an email from the White House Visitors Office — came hours after The Washington Times reported on another administration email that seemed to show at least one agency has been instructed to make sure the cuts are as painful as President Obama promised they would be.
The President of the United States, embittered by Republicans and refusing to negotiate, is purposely harming the American people in hopes of scoring political points.
In the words of one park ranger: “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”
It certainly is.
And who better to bully than four bus-loads of WWII veterans showing up to see their own memorial?
The memorial was almost entirely funded by private donations.
National Park Service (NPS) Spokeswoman Carol Johnson, confirmed they were instructed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to shut down the memorial . The OMB answers directly to the president. In fact, all of these blockaders were exempted from furlough so they could be there to stop these heroes from entering:
Thanks in part to a few members of Congress who moved the barriers, the vets made it inside.
The Park Police apparently abandoned Obama’s vet-blockade and refused to arrest a bunch of wheelchair-bound patriots.
Disgusted by the way these heroes were treated, Republicans offered legislation that would keep our national memorials and parks open.
Harry Reid blocked it.
Obama threatened to veto it:
What a petty man.
Yes, he also threatened to veto a bill that would ensure active-duty military personnel are paid during the shutdown.
You see, the people have to be punished. It just so happens that he enjoys punishing his military.
The WWII memorial barriers have since been reinforced.
They’ve also attempted to blockade Mount Vernon, which is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association and receives no government funding.
And the other group of Americans that must now pay their “fair share” of pain are children suffering from cancer.
Seriously. Just watch:
Passing a short-time fix to ease the pain of children suffering from cancer is unacceptable to Obama and Reid because they don’t get what they want.
“Why would we want to do that?”
UPDATE: The Obama Administration has closed the Grand Canyon, and refuses to open it even after Arizona offered to pay for it.
MnDOT Rejects Lowest-Bidding, Highest Technical-Scoring Bridge Builders Due to Lack of Melanin, X Chromosomes
C.S. McCrossan Construction Inc. is challenging a decision made by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) “Civil Rights Division” which has denied their bid to construct part of the new St. Croix River bridge project due to a lack of participation by “disadvantaged businesses.”
“Disadvantaged businesses” are considered any business which is not owned by a white male, or a majority of white males.
Although McCrossan has the highest technical score, and has offered the lowest price, ($6 Million cheaper than the next bidder) they are apparently 6.1 percent ‘whiter’ than the other bridge-builders.
Ames Construction and Lunda Construction achieved 16.7 percent for disadvantaged business participation, while McCrossan had a disadvantaged business participation of 10.6 percent.
via: Pioneer Press
h/t The Late Debate
Rather than fall victim to the millions of unemployed wife-abusers that will soon be vagabonding the streets of America, I have descended to my cellar with enough instant rice and Ramen noodles to sustain myself for months.
Using information gathered from watching MSNBC, I have learned that, beyond defense, all that’s left to cut are seniors’ heating and milk for children.
Be ready to shoot through your door with a shotgun, things are about to get ugly.
Obviously, this is terrible, terrible advice.
via: Weasel Zippers
BIDEN: Well, the way in which we measure it is—I think most scholars would say—is that as long as you have a weapon sufficient to be able to provide your self-defense,” Biden said. “I did one of these town-hall meetings on the Internet and one guy said, “Well, what happens when the end days come? What happens when there’s the earthquake? I live in California, and I have to protect myself.”
I said, “Well, you know, my shotgun will do better for you than your AR-15, because you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” Most people can handle a shotgun a hell of a lot better than they can a semiautomatic weapon in terms of both their aim and in terms of their ability to deter people coming. We can argue whether that’s true or not, but it is no argument that, for example, a shotgun could do the same job of protecting you. Now, granted, you can come back and say, “Well, a machine gun could do a better job of protecting me.” No one’s arguing we should make machine guns legal.
See more at: Weasel Zippers
via: Washington Secrets
William Ayers, the co-founder of the violent 1960s-era Weather Underground and who later befriended Barack Obama at the University of Chicago, has been named a “visiting scholar” at Minnesota State University, continuing his transformation from radical activist to establishment leader.
Once the head of a group linked to bombings of buildings tied to the Vietnam war, including the Pentagon and Capitol, he has been invited to play a role in the school’s efforts to include social justice in class courses. (Read More)
Here’s a recap of Bill Ayers’ most notable contribution to society:
Naturally, the gun-grabbers see nothing wrong with this.
via: Washington Times
A proposed disaster emergency ordinance in Guntersville, Ala., would give police overreaching power to disarm individuals in the event of an emergency. (…)
“This is in there to protect public workers and any volunteers helping should someone become unruly — which can happen since emotions are high — that it would give an officer that authority,” the mayor told ABC 31. “It’s just there to protect people.” (Read More)
Having solved all the real problems in NYC…
via: New York Post
Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub.
They’d violate Mayor Bloomberg’s new rules, which prohibit eateries from serving or selling sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces. (…)
“It’s ludicrous,” said Robert Bookman, a lawyer for the New York City Hospitality Alliance. “It’s a sealed bottle of soda you can buy in the supermarket. Why can’t they deliver what you can get in the supermarket?”
Families will get pinched at kid-friendly party places, which will have to chuck their plastic pitchers because most hold 60 ounces — even though such containers are clearly intended for more than one person. (Read More)