Not just on the National Mall, but everywhere. “The public must suffer, because the more the public suffers, the more pressure there’ll be on Congress to turn the lights back on.”
The Naval Academy Athletic Association is a private organization not funded by the government. [Naval Academy Athletic Director Chet] Gladchuk said the Air Force-Navy game could be held without any “appropriated funding.” Air Force recently created a similar athletic association that operates using private funds, donations and revenue from intercollegiate contests.
“We could run our entire athletics program and conduct events as we always do without any government funds,” Gladchuk said. “In talking to the Air Force athletic director, their football team could execute the trip without government funding.”
Asked why the Department of Defense was suspending intercollegiate athletic contests if government funds are not required, Gladchuk said he was told it was about “optics.”
Harry Reid gets his wish…..ridding DC of all those smelly tourists. Shutdown overreach: More personnel sent to WWII memorial than Benghazi; Park Service closes park it doesn’t run
At the World War II Memorial on The Mall in Washington, where veterans have been staging protests to keep it open, Washington Examiner‘sCharlie Spiering reports that at least seven officials were dispatched Wednesday morning to set up a ring of barricades to block tourists from the memorial. That is two more than the State Department had in Benghazi a year ago on the night of the terrorist attack that killed four, including the U.S. ambassador.
No, no, no, your children may not visit because….well …..just because
A Claude Moore Colonial Farm official said that the privately-funded staff is on the job Wednesday, but barred from letting anybody visit the historically accurate buildings or animals. Anna Eberly, the managing director, sent out an email decrying the decision and rude National Park Service staff handling the closure.
Pointing to Park Service claims that parks have to be closed because the agency can’t afford staff during the government closure, Eberly wrote: “What utter crap. We have operated the Farm successfully for 32 years after the NPS cut the Farm from its budget in 1980 and are fully staffed and prepared to open today. But there are barricades at the Pavilions and entrance to the Farm. And if you were to park on the grass and visit on your own, you run the risk of being arrested. Of course, that will cost the NPS staff salaries to police the Farm against intruders while leaving it open will cost them nothing.”
National Institute of Health is also shuttered. R-words have proposed funding with “no strings attached”.
Bash mentioned the fact that due to the shutdown, children with cancer are being turned away from clinical trials at the NIH and that the GOP will pass a bill today funding the NIH. [snip]
BASH: But if you can help one child with cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?
REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1100 people at Nellis Air Force Base sitting home. They have problems of their own.
We’ve ALL had problems in the five years BO has run the country with Reid and Pelosi, but to deny children with cancer the benefit of medical care is just stone coldblooded. That’s one hell of a way to treat our children who are desperately ill and their parents who are reaching out for hope. Now you see the real face of Democrat caring, that’s the face I’ve come to know and despise. They are the ones who cut the food programs for the poor, tell Americans they have no right to speak out against draconian policies that cost American lives and jobs, tell us daily we are stupid and they are our betters who know what’s good for us and our families and, dictate instead of govern. Since the “sequester” didn’t cause enough pain, the Dems will use this to cause as much as possible to the American public. Obama’s approval is at 38%, with the majority agreeing he is inept as Preezy. Isn’t that what we’ve been saying all along?
- Government Closing Parks It Does Not Fund or Operate (coyoteblog.com)
- Shutdown Roundup – Day 2 (personalliberty.com)
- Optics, Not Money, Shutting Down Navy-Air Force Football Game (pjmedia.com)
- Exclusive: Judicial Watch Files FOIA for Information Related to Closing of WWII Memorial (pjmedia.com)
- We can see 2014 from the Barry-cades: New symbol of Obama’s presidency [Photoshops] (twitchy.com)
- ‘This image is pretty striking’: An eerie snapshot of ‘Obama’s America’ (twitchy.com)
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