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‘They are willfully, determinately, civilly disobeying the law of the land,’

So says E. M. Swift in an essay for Boston’s National Public Radio. It thrills me to know the truckers are going to DC to protest and the Vets March will be there at the same time. They are asking us not to purchase anything from the 11-13 of this month in support of their endeavors.

Truckers gearing up for ‘Ride for the Constitution’

http://vetmarch.com/

Government has become a huge financial burden for the “world that works” according to Professor Glenn Reynolds in a USA Today column;

The problem is that the bigger Washington gets, the less room is left for the world that works.  As more and more of American life is taken over by the world of politics — in which wealth is not generated, but taken from one’s opponents and distributed to one’s supporters — a smaller share is left for the world that works.

Politicians don’t care about that; like two-year-olds in an ice cream parlor, all they want is more.  But the rest of us should think long and hard about how many resources we should allow politicians to control, given their track record lately.  Because Washington is clearly a world that doesn’t work.

Big White ‘messaging’ ….what message?…… hate filled and ugly….

Obama Not Practicing What He’s  Preached On Civility

But, as a sample of his recent words used to attack Republicans proves, he  hasn’t followed his own advice:

•  “Putting a gun to the American people’s head.”

•  “One party in Congress might blow the whole thing up if they don’t get  their way.”

•  “Extortion.”

•  “Demand ransom.”

•  “Burn down your house.”

•  “Hold people hostage or engage in ransom-taking to get a hundred percent  of your way.”

•  “Reckless Republican shutdown.”

•  “Little kids … have been sent home from the safe places where they learn  and grow every single day.”

•  “Making it more difficult for us to respond to potential natural  disasters” (during a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on  Monday).

•  “Say to your boss … unless I get a raise right now and more vacation pay  … I’m going to break the equipment.”

•  “Burn down the plant or your office if you don’t get your way.”

On CNN last week, moreover, senior Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer called Republicans  “people with a bomb strapped to their chest.” Yet at the Tuesday press  conference, Obama actually quipped that “what the American people, I think,  expect is just civility.”

Maybe it should start with you, Mr. President.

Remember Obama’s idea for a Civilian National Security Force? Seems to be alive and well in the DC bureaucracy. Federal workers (NPS, IRS, EPA) are filling that niche quite nicely.  How Federal Workers Became Obama’s Private Army

 it’s part of a disturbing pattern emerging in the second term of Barack Obama. When law enforcement and tax enforcement become rankly political, Americans can no longer trust in their federal government, even when it’s not shut down – and that won’t stop after Obama leaves office, either. We are getting a clear lesson on the risks of larger government and regulatory overreach, and those risks go far beyond incompetence. Let’s hope this serves as a wake-up call.

If that doesn’t serve as a wake-up call, this surely will…. we really do hate this government…really we do

NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress   That’s a good start!

Photoshop of the Day…….BO & God

weekend open thread……

 

UPDATE….Vets storm DC….Vets March 2Vets March Barry-cades delivered to the north lawn…Park police use them to stop protestors….

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24 Comments

  1. If you haven’t seen it yet, read Keith Koffler’s Politico article on BO and non-existent ‘credibility’.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/obamas-crisis-of-credibility-98153.html?hp=r2

  2. A.Men

    Barackades are still up at the World War II Memorial. The Spite House lies.

    • Well….at least they maintain their lack of integrity and shameless lies….consistent as ever!

  3. admission of guilt…

    ” On October 8, Obama was asked by Mark Knoller of CBS if he was “tempted” to sign the numerous funding bills passed by the GOP-controlled House that would greatly alleviate the pain of the shutdown. Republicans have voted to reopen parks, fund cancer trials for children at the NIH, and to keep FEMA and the FDA going through this partial shutdown. But Obama has threatened to veto any such efforts, effectively keeping the Senate from considering the legislation.

    “Of course I’m tempted” to sign those bills, Obama explained. “But here’s the problem. What you’ve seen are bills that come up wherever Republicans are feeling political pressure, they put a bill forward. And if there’s no political heat, if there’s no television story on it, then nothing happens.”

    Obama’s answer dragged on, as all of Obama’s answers do. But the point was made. For the first time in American history, a president confessed to deliberately hurting his country to score points against his enemies.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/

  4. No sunshine and sand for you, kids…..you will be arrested

    A nonprofit that helps children wants to hold their 30th anniversary sandcastle contest? GET OFF MY BEACH says the president.

    And the children cried.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/10/09/sandcastles-verboten-obama-boots-kids-sandcastle-contest-off-beach/

  5. Waiting for 2012

    How’s that BammyCare workin’ out for ya? Hubby’s company was bought out 2 weeks ago. today, they had a staff meeting. They fired the managers (no surprise) but also made the dock workers part-time, and said they’re cutting back the truck drivers’ hours (hubby is a driver, who has been with the company for nearly 11 years). The rumor going around is that the company will axe health insurance next year. Normally, many workplaces hold open enrollment for the next year’s benefits now, as mine just did. Hubby’s company keeps saying they’ll unveil a new plan in January. Sure. He can’t afford to be made part-time; though they said that the drivers’ hours will be cut, and there will be no reduction of their base pay, i.e., no more overtime. We depend on his overtime–he gets about $200-$300 extra per week on the average–and certainly can’t afford a reduction in the base amount of hours, never mind both. They definitely are reducing his hours. He’s looking for jobs in the area. I have no doubt he’ll find some sort of job, having many years of experience in his field, but it certainly won’t be the wage he’s getting now–nowhere near that–most likely at least a $6 per hour decrease.

    One good thing, though–I just found out that in most scenarios (if he stays with his company) he could get on my insurance at work, even if they cut him to part-time, which surprises me. The benefits manager said that he predicts that a lot of places will give employees a small amount of dollars to use toward health insurance, and then tell them to get BammyCare. If that happens to hubby, then he must take the government’s plans, which will render us broke, after his pay reduction.

    • United Healthcare has been our insurer. A lot of self employed use it. I’m still in the dark!

    • I wish you the best- hopefully this whole mess can be turned around.
      I truly empathize with your situation.

  6. I am so angry that the rebuplicans caved. What is the point of all of this wanting to fund the whole gov except for obamacare, and then making different bills, but still not wanting anything to do with obamacare? What has the whole point of the last 11 days been about? I heard last night on Roger Hedgecock (a radio show in SD in the afternoon) that the repubs caved. WTH???? Now I hear we (the gov) will go into further debt by at least a trillion and they will fully fund o’care. I am so pissed I wish we could fire every one in the gov. What about the will of the people? What about all the problems w/ the health care website? What about nobody signing up? What about all the damn lies about how your insurance costs will go down when in fact they have doubled, tripled? What about the fact that you get less coverage for more $$? What about the simple fact that WE DO NOT WANT THIS HEALTH CARE CRAP THAT WAS FORCED DOWN OUR THROATS????? Sorry for the ‘shouting’ but I am so pissed. I just don’t know what to say or do. The people in DC are tyrants, and I think I hate them all. Disgusting pigs.

    • Waiting for 2012

      I understand, Kathy. I feel the same anger as you do. I’m sick of McCain, Boehner, et al. who profess to be “Republicans”, then side with the Dems. R[h]INOS belong in the zoo, not on Capitol Hill.

    • it was ‘all about’ redistribution of wealth and freedom of choice.
      Why should we ‘have’ to cover maternity care, we are definitely not having more kids, but it has to be part of our policy. So, we are paying for someone else’s care, not mine.

  7. Destroying the middle class for some pie in the sky hopey changey dream of equality for all by government mandate.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/10/11/video-allentown-mother-forced-to-choose-between-obamacare-and-feeding-family/

  8. “Thirty-thousand workers from four major grocery chains in Washington State could be on the picket line Monday after a disagrement with management over health plans, Fox News reported today.

    Safeway, Fred Meyer, QFC, and Albertson’s say they will offer health insurance only to employees working more than 30 hours a week, which is required by Obamacare. Under the current contract, workers are covered if they work at least 16 hours a week, but the companies say that costs have risen because of a new tax on their “Cadillac” medical plans in Obamacare. The United Food and Commercial Workers maintains that the move is simply a cash grab.

    These grocers aren’t the only major businesses that have cut health benefits; Home Depot and Trader Joe’s have recently cut health coverage for part-time workers.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/11/obamacare-strikes-again-30-thousand-grocery-workers-could-strike-in-wa-state-over-loss-of-their-healthcare-plans/

    It’s what they voted for….dumb as dirt!

  9. Very OT, but I want to know if anyone has heard anything/updates regarding the Truckers in DC as well as the million vets also in DC? I figured there would be minimal media coverage, but a complete blackout???? I applaud the truckers and the vets for going to DC. I am doing my part in not buying anything this weekend. I would appreciate any information any of you might have.

    • Just as soon as anyone finds out, please post.

  10. EBT goes down in a few states….riots threatened.

    “Welfare recipients using their smartphone to tweet about rioting over losing their food stamps. Classic.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/10/ebt-system-goes-down-obama-voters-rage-and-threaten-mass-riots/#sthash.uAG3kWWt.dpuf

  11. Finding all on Zipwire…with updates!

    Vets are returning the Barry-cades to the White House! *gigglesnort*

    Lincoln Memorial cleard of Barry-cades!

    Take a look, it’s just great…. ‘They are willfully, determinately, civilly disobeying the law of the land,’ 😀

    http://weaselzippers.us/

    • Some police officers are helping remove the Barry-cades….Huzzah!!!

      • …and others were decked in riot gear with handfuls of plastic cuffs…waiting for our patriots to riot? When all those patriotic, flag-loving folks leave, the place will be cleaner than when they arrived.

        • the trashy amnesty asshats left plenty of trash….

  12. Streaming the Vet’s March

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mlr13

  13. I am sooooo proud of our Vets….tears of pride and joy….wish I was there!

  14. …and here we go…barrycades are back at the WW II Memorial:

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/14/pic-obama-regime-reinstalls-barrycades-around-wwii-memorial/

    • Next time, I am going to DC.

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