Open Thread, Wednesday 2 October 2013

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43 Responses to Open Thread, Wednesday 2 October 2013

  1. Harvey says:

    Isn’t it interesting how Congress can abide by some laws, e.g. the shut down, but simply can be deemed exempt from others, e.g. Obamacare? Have you tried to call your Congress people today? All I got were recordings about how we can’t help you due to the grandstanding shutdown. How convenient not to be able to hear from one’s constituents.

    • I haven’t tried that, but I’m not surprised. Obviously, two-way communication is “non-essential.” Funny how your phone call was still being monitored and analyzed for suspicious content. That’s essential, of course. So, I can’t call up those idiots Bennett and Udall and leave obscene voicemails without being no-knock raided in the middle of the night. ‘Cause that’s essential, as well. Dang it! This shutdown is not turning out to be as fun as promised! 😀

  2. freedom1781 says:

    Tom Clancy Dead: Celebrated Thriller Author Dies At Age 66

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tom-clancy-dead-celebrated-thriller-141800682.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CQVLExSLHAAslHQtDMD

    Oh no! Vince Flynn now him. Currently, I’m on page 302 of Executive Orders. I love his novels. RIP.

  3. freedom1781 says:

    Sign Outside WWII Memorial: “Mr. President, Congress, Tear Down This Wall!”…
    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/02/sign-outside-wwii-memorial-mr-president-congress-tear-down-this-wall/

    With each passing day, I despise DemocRATS, RINOs and the Obambi administration more and more.

  4. freedom1781 says:

    Fact: WWII Memorial Funded “Almost Entirely By Private Contributions”…

    http://www.wwiimemorial.com/default.asp?page=funding.asp&subpage=intro

  5. freedom1781 says:

    #ShutNado: This is how many Park Service staffers it takes to post a ‘closed’ sign [pic]

    http://twitchy.com/2013/10/02/shutnado-this-is-how-many-park-service-staffers-it-takes-to-post-a-closed-sign/

    “Barry-cades”

  6. freedom1781 says:

    ‘Unreal’: Check out the shutdown barricade and sign at the 2nd Infantry Division Memorial in DC [pics]
    http://twitchy.com/2013/10/02/unreal-check-out-the-shutdown-barricade-and-sign-at-the-2nd-infantry-division-memorial-in-dc-pic/

    Political theater from a petulant narcissistic man-child, his incompetent administration and those idiot DemocRATS at the Hill. It. Disgusts. Me.

  7. barnslayer says:

    It’s obvious the WH intentionally closed these memorial sites. This despite contradictionn to being shut down would have been neglect (ie no action).
    So my question is:
    Did the moslem-in-chief do this hoping to get a violent reaction for him to manipulate?
    Or… is he just a colossal spiteful egotist and thinks he owns us?

  8. freedom1781 says:

    Does anyone know if the trucker D.C. protest is still happening next week?

    • zmalfoy says:

      As far as I know, it’s still on . . .

      • freedom1781 says:

        I have a lot of thoughts on this protest. There are many things falling into place. I think something MAJOR is about to happen. I feel it in my bones, I’ve been paying attention to a few things that are being leaked out. More on this later…. It’s not good…

  9. Coyote says:

    How does one “shut down” or “close” these places? It’s like shutting off the sun. These “parks” and monuments are next to sidewalks that people use in normal conveyances, aren’t they?
    How do you “close” outside?

    On the next story, we will see how these vets who paraded in these parks are arrested as felons and then made to hand over their guns. Watch. This will be made into a mountain.

    • freedom1781 says:

      Yep. It’s political theater meant to look like the Republicans are punishing the American people since blaming the sequestration on the Repubs didn’t achieve that goal.

  10. Beck on leaked emails: Boehner is knifing you in the back. Stop voting for the establishment GOP.
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/02/glenn-beck-irate-over-leaked-boehner-office-emails-defund-the-gop/

  11. texan59 says:

    DW’s cousin took their kids and grandkids to Grand Canyon in an RV and got their yesterday just in time to see the closed sign. She is not real political, but she sure did let Bronco Bama have it on FB yesterday. Some folks are starting to wake up to this bovine excrement. 🙂

    • freedom1781 says:

      Not enough people are waking up to what this is really all about. Most people–especially Low Information Voters–are still blaming Republicans for ALL of it.

  12. freedom1781 says:

    NSA chief admits testing US cellphone tracking
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NSA_SURVEILLANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-10-02-15-10-50

    Buried in the article:
    Alexander told the committee that his agency once tested, in 2010 and 2011, whether it could track Americans’ cellphone locations, but he says the NSA does not use that capability, leaving that to the FBI to build a criminal or foreign intelligence case against a suspect and track him.

    “This may be something that is a future requirement for the country but it is not right now because when we identify a number, we give it to the FBI,” Alexander said. “When they get their probable cause, they can get the locational data.”

    BULLSHIT!!!!!!

  13. freedom1781 says:

    The shutdown is just a distraction…

    Pelosi rallies Dems behind sweeping immigration proposal
    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/326155-pelosi-rallies-dems-behind-sweeping-immigration-proposal

  14. texan59 says:

    For our constitutional scholars out there. This guy says barrycare CAN be defunded and shows how.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/obamacare-can-be-defunded-without-senate-approval

  15. texan59 says:

    This in from Alex Jones and Infowars. FWIW. Again, I wouldn’t be surprised.

    http://www.infowars.com/obamacare-fines-to-be-seized-from-bank-accounts/

    • Well, the IRS already does this, and the IRS is administrating OBarryCare, so it stands to reason…

      • texan59 says:

        But remember, we were told that if you went without insurance, you would be subject to the penalty, but the only enforcement mechanism would be to take it out of any refund. None if this asset, license forfeiture crap was ever brought up. THEY TOLD US SO. Oy! 😆

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