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From Breitbart: 25 Things Obama Shut Down That He Shouldn’t Have

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October 7, 2013

Thanks to John Nolte of Breitbart for keeping us updated! Here’s 25 things Obama is shutting down that he shouldn’t be.

1. Treatments for Children Suffering From Cancer – The GOP have agreed to a compromise by funding part of the government, including the National Institutes of Health, which offers children with cancer last-chance experimental treatment. Obama has threatened to veto this funding.

2. The World War II Memorial – The WWII memorial on the DC Mall is a 24/7 open-air memorial that is not regularly staffed. Although the White House must have known that WWII veterans in their eighties and nineties had already booked flights to visit this memorial, the White House still found the resources to spitefully barricade the attraction.

The Republican National Committee has offered to cover any costs required to keep the memorial open. The White House refused. Moreover, like the NIH, the GOP will pass a compromise bill that would fund America’s national parks. Obama has threatened to veto that bill.

3. Furloughed Military Chaplains Not Allowed to Work for Free - Furloughed military chaplains willing to celebrate Mass and baptisms for free have been told they will be punished for doing so.

4. Business Stops In Florida KeysAlthough the GOP have agreed to compromise in the ongoing budget stalemate and fund the parks, Obama has threatened to veto that funding. As a result, small businesses, hunters, and commercial fisherman can’t practice their trade. While the feds have deemed the personnel necessary to keep this area open “non-essential,” the “enforcement officers” to ensure no business is done are “essential.”

5. Obama Blacks Out Sports, Entertainment Programming to Overseas Troops – The American Forces Network (AFN) that provides American sports and entertainment programming to our troops stationed abroad, has been shut down. For some reason, though, AFN News will still broadcast news, just not any of the popular and fun stuff.

Camp David is essential, but popular programming for heroes overseas is non-essential.

6. Obama Closes D-Day MemorialThe GOP have offered to compromise and fund the National Parks. Obama has said he will veto this compromise legislation. As a result, along with 24 other military cemeteries, the D-Day memorial in Normandy has been barricaded.

7. Obama Tries to Close Privately-Funded Mt. Vernon – Although George Washington’s Mt. Vernon estate is privately funded, the feds blocked visitors from entering the parking area because the Park Service maintains the lot. Apparently, the New Media publicity resulted in the feds backing down.

8. Obama Closes Over 100 Privately-Managed Parks That Cost No Money to Run –  The U.S. Treasury actually makes money from the rent paid by a private company that “employs about 400-500 camp workers and managers across about a dozen states.” No federal money is used to operate these parks. No federal employees are used to staff these parks. Taxpayers make a profit from these parks. Still, Obama had them closed and as a result 400-500 employees and a private business are taking it in the neck.

9. Obama Closes Self-Sustaining Colonial Farm It Hasn’t Supported Since 1980“For the first time in 40 years, the National Park Service (NPS) has finally succeeded in closing the Farm down to the public. In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm.”

10. Obama Tries to Close State-Run Parks in Wisconsin – “The park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devil’s Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lion’s share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers.”

11. Obama Closes Vietnam MemorialThe GOP have passed compromise legislation that would fund national memorials and parks, and open them to the public. Obama threatened a veto. Apparently, the “essential” government employees are those erecting barricades, not those who could keep the memorial open.

12. Obama Closes Privately-Owned Hotel, Police Block Parking Lot – “The operator of a 51-room inn located on U.S. government-owned land in North Carolina abandoned his defiant stance on Thursday to keep the property open despite being ordered to close as part of the federal government shutdown.”

October is this inn’s prime season. The GOP have offered compromise funding opening the parks. Obama said he will veto that compromise.

State troopers blocked customers from entering the inn’s parking lot.

13. Park Service Ranger: ‘We’ve Been Told to Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can’“It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”

14. Obama Forces Residents Out of Private Homes – “The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they’re being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land.”

The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

15. Acadia Park In Maine Shut Down – ‘”We’ve been training for two years at CrossFit for this hike — no kidding,” Hart said. She added that the shutdown should be as inconvenient for the Washington politicians who caused it as it is for average citizens.’

The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto.

16. Historic Restaurant Open During Last Shutdown Forced to Close – “An iconic Philadelphia restaurant has been forced to close its doors and turn away booked parties because of the government shutdown. …

“Restaurant public relations director Molly Yun said they were notified there was a possibility a closure might happen, but they were allowed to remain open during the last government shutdown 17 years ago.”

The restaurant is part of the federal park system, which the GOP have agreed to fund. Obama said he will veto the funding.

17. Obama Shuts Down a Road Tha Goes Through CO Park:The Forest Service announcement, in turn, led the Pitkin County commissioners to order that Maroon Creek Road be shut down at the height of the colorful leaf-changing season. Ahead of what is to be one of the busiest weekends of the fall, the road is to be closed to vehicles at T-Lazy-7 Ranch, pending a resolution to the government shutdown.”

The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto that compromise funding.

18. Residents Plan Protest of Cape Hatteras Closing - “Businesses and residents on the Outer Banks have planned a peaceful protest of the closure of Hatteras Island’s beaches due to the government shut down.

“The U.S. House Wednesday passed a measure to reopen national parks and monuments. It will now go to the U.S. Senate.”

In the unlikely event the Democrat Senate passes the bill, Obama has threatened a veto of any compromise legislation opening the parks.

19. Obama Blocks People From LOOKING at Mt. Rushmore – “Blocking access to trails and programs at South Dakota’s most popular attraction was one thing, but state officials didn’t expect Congress’ budget stalemate to shut down a view of Mount Rushmore.

“The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument.

The cones first went up Oct. 1, said Dusty Johnson, Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s chief of staff. The state asked that they be taken down, and federal officials did so with some of them. The state was told the cones were a safety precaution to help channel cars into viewing areas rather than to bar their entrance.”

20. Crucial USDA Websites Taken Down – “The U.S. Department of Agriculture has turned off its entire website in response to the government shutdown, leaving farmers, reporters and others with no way to access any of the agency’s information online. …

“USDA’s total website shutdown goes far beyond the response of other federal agencies, and seems to be part of an effort to make people feel the effects of the shutdown. Thursday morning calls to USDA’s press office seeking an explanation were not answered.”

This website is down and yet the ObamaCare and White House websites are up.

21. St. Louis Gateway Arch ClosedThe GOP have agreed to compromise legislation funding the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

22. Park Shutdown Bounces Rowers from Potomac – “The ripple effect of a government shutdown has pushed rowers from the Potomac River.

“Multiple high schools rent space at the Thompson Boat Center in Georgetown. But like other places controlled by the National Park Service, it closed Tuesday morning.”

The GOP have agreed to compromise funding opening the parks. Obama has threatened a veto.

23. Thompson Boat Center Closed In DC – The GOP have agreed to fund the parks. Obama said he will veto.

24. Obama Closes Military Commissary – “Military members, veterans and families who shop at local tax-free store are shocked to discover the store’s doors locked; no progress to end stalemate in Washington.”

While the government has deemed the White House chefs “essential,” working class military personnel have lost their tax-free store privileges.

Military personnel and their families tell me that they have never lost these privileges in previous shutdowns.

25. Arizona Offers to Fund Grand Canyon, Obama Says ‘Drop Dead’ - “Obama has ordered the Grand Canyon to stay closed, even after the state of Arizona and local businesses have offered to cover the costs necessary to keep it open. In other words, the shutdown isn’t about the money — it’s about hurting the American people just because he can.”

  • usaok59

    Leave it to the Commander in Thief to look down with disdain from his perch in the Spite House.

  • Opportunist

    Why not cut power to the White House. Electricity is not essential, just a pleasure, especially with the cooler months. Cut the power and watch how fast things change.

    • wanda

      I say shut down the White house, it is government funded and the servants there are non essentials lol, so are the ones living there, they have done nothing for the American people, all they do is spend our tax dollars frivolously.

      • Thom*

        That’s not funny wanda, it’s spot on!! It should be shut down .

      • Linda

        I agree with Wanda, Michelle can do her own damn cooking. We need to VETO obama

        • Laura

          Racist comment. Don’t be jealous that a black woman has white cooks and maids. Did you ever say Barbara bush should cook for herself?

          • Dan Moore

            I don’t think that was racist at all. The staff is non-esential. Michelle knows how to cook. Your comment was more racist that Linda’s.

          • Margaret

            I agree!! Knew that card was going to come into play sooner than or later.

          • Jenerah Hare Clark

            ^ you so missed the entire meaning of the comment. It has nothing to do with color….( but then again… that is you alls favorite response when someone disagrees with you) ITIS ABOUT ESSENTIAL THINGS… servants of ANY color to a president of ANY COLOR are NOT essential…. learn to comprehend before you shoot your mouth off about racism

          • Margaret

            AMEN!!! Thank you!

          • Betty Clouse

            Yes there are so many who want to use the race card they will follow Obama to hell if they had to they think he is God, and they are so stupid! The ones who voted this monster in office looses everything they have due to Obama’s stupid, greedy, lunatic scandals and policies.

          • Betty Boop

            @ Guest,YOU are RACIST with a BIG CHIP on YOUR SHOULDER! YOU obviously feel INFERIOR!

          • Betty Clouse

            Betty Boop you are a disgrace to any race you are speaking such nonsense. If you believe Obama is doing a good job than there is no hope for your brain. It must have been removed!!

          • Betty Boop

            No idea what you’re talking about! Put the crack pipe down!

          • Betty Clouse

            Using the race card like Obama does all the time. I guess you forgot what you said poor think has no memory or brain!! Go figures!!

          • Betty Boop

            Kids don’t smoke crack! If you do you’ll end up like Betty Clouse! SMH!

          • Betty Clouse

            Idiot child.

          • Dean Poirier

            There was nothing racist about that. You are the Bigot!!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sandy-Caruso/1587245855 Sandy Caruso

            It has nothing to do with black or white; woman or man. It has to do with the government shutdown. If the government is ‘SHUT DOWN’ then those that work for the government should not be working INCLUDING White House staff.

            Why do you twist comments to make it about race or color?

          • jrd

            i dont see how this was racial???

          • Angela Cundiff

            The post said nothing about race, it would apply to her the same as if she were white, hispanic, whatever!

          • mitchell

            Have to agree with Linda on this one. I see nothing racist about that comment – only from the person responding who wants it to be racist so bad. Just showing your ignorance. Bush never shut down things just to hurt the American people. There is no comparison here. No other president has taken so much from the American people in the name of ‘their own good’. George Orwell was right all along in his book – he just had the year wrong. We will be under martial law before the week is out, and then we will see what King Obama does for his country.

          • Margaret

            Cheers to you my friend! It is about “We the People” and there are certainly a mixed number of different races in the United states that were “legal” born citizens. Color isn’t the issue what-so-ever!!

          • Kathy McKinny

            I am guessing you “guest” are black. Linda mentioned NOTHING about race, why must you make it about race??? I’m guessing that is ALL YOU KNOW about Obama. He is the worst prez EVER BAR NONE!! I could care less what color he is, his ACTIONS have harmed ALL amercians. It is just as racist to LOVE someone SOLELY for the color of their skin, as it is to HATE someone SOLELY for the color of their skin.

          • allen goldberg

            When, liberals disagree..it is their playbook, to Always make it about racism…regardless of the comment. The comment had no racism in it..but they simply only know how to demean, attack and yell “RACIST”.

          • Margaret

            Exactly right!

          • sunnyalfalf

            hes not black! get it through your thick skulls! the pres is not a Black Man!

          • KazTank

            He’s an Arab

          • Juanita Beazley

            I am not really sure what sight I was watching when a reporter asked about 30 people “whos to blame for the economic crisis americans are dealing with now,the debt and government shut downs…….Bush or Obama?!? Only 1 woman asked this reporter”what does Bush have to do with whats going on?” everyone else,all ages even said this is Bush’s fault! The reporter was dumbfounded and mockingly said “wow,people are really stupid”!

          • Bonnie

            That is because according to them Obama does nothing wrong, the whole time he has been in office everything wrong is Bush’s fault, but alas Obama gets credit for nothing as he has done nothing for WE THE PEOPLE.

          • Betty Clouse

            You got that right most blacks can’t think for themselves they have to follow a leader even when he is pure evil. They can’t think for themselves. There are some smart blacks but they are so filty rich they could careless about their own color. If they do its only to become a dictator over everyone just like Obama wants to be!!

          • kchandler

            this is so sad, you must be a racist, otherwise a comment about Michelle doing her own cooking would be just that…. Obama can do without electricity and she can cook her own meals. Nothing about skin color in there unless YOU put it there.

          • American

            who said anything about race/color beside you???? and Barbara Bush’s husband did NOT shut down the country like that pos in The White House has done. So before you open your mouth engage your brain and think

          • ComenTer

            Guest = racist.

          • Steve

            really stupid comment!

          • KazTank

            ASSHOLE!

          • grim reaper

            its not racist, your the racist

          • Bonnie

            Who is jealous and I believe she also has black cooks and maids. The thing is if you are going to close areas down because it is federally funded then everybody that works for the white house needs to leave until shutdown is over. Simple as that.

          • David Brown

            Open mouth, insert foot there ‘Guest’. Linda made no mention of color of skin, as you did,, your response shows that you see people in colors, instead of as humans.You even assume that Linda has a different color of skin or is just of a different race, how do you know Linda isn’t or is? You don’t do you? You dug up racism and used it. That is true racism.

      • Mary Mullenix

        Yes shut it down make them do their own cooking and cleaning! I want to see her clean the White House and their kids have to do house work lol.

        • Margaret

          Me too! Lol

  • Thom*

    Where and what is our military doing to eliminate this domestic threat from our country.This piece of muslim human waste and his cowardly followers and useful idiots. Don’t the Generals in the Military know how to lead? Don’t they know that there are millions who would volunteer to follow a legitimate leader? obama is using up valuable oxygen that he is not worthy of. We pay the Military to fight our wars and above all else to protect us from terrorist. Where are our leaders, where have all the patriots gone?

    • Pete

      Although he is acting very child like you don’t threaten the President and our most powerful military in the world still follows the chain of command. Please try and be a little more adult.

      • Thom*

        You need to brush up on your honesty, Pete. Your leaving out a lot of variables. To say he is acting child like is hilarious . He is acting like a dicktator ( no typo intended) and should be treated like one. He has pretty much gotten rid of the Generals that would face him down. Hopefully there are still a few good Patriotic Generals left. Show me where I personally threatened the jerkwad! People like you are as much of the problem if not more!

        • AZ Border Dude

          Watch your politics. The Senate must approve all Generals when they are appointed and promoted. They also must ratify all four star assignments. The Senate can remove a General from duty. Zero Bummer controls the Senate thru his brown nose buddy Harry. Thus, any General that decides to rebel is gone, gone, gone.

          • Margaret

            They are still around somewhere. That’s the ones we need that aren’t afraid to speak up for what is right. Someone need to take control and get things back in check. If not we are all doomed. Start building your shelters. It will be WW3.

        • Curtis Vause

          Thom, you really are special needs, aren’t you?

          • Thom*

            It,s going to be fun to watch you people come to your senses and realize that obama is just another black man full of hate for white people. He doesn’t give a damn if your Republican or democrat. All he’s doing is using you democrats and do nothing parasites to get to where he wants to be and if he ever gets there the white democrats will feel the pain the most. Not to mention how hard its going to be on the parasites.

            People like CURTIS depend on government for everything they need. They have no ambition or the foresight to fend for themselves. They are a drag on America.

      • MeanieHead

        First of all Pete the pathetic, he did NOT threaten the POS (I left out letters on purpose) with any kind of bodily harm or death or firing squad or anything else. You need to learn that Der Fuhrer is NOT a dictator and, therefore, can be removed from office. Get over yourself and learn a few things, ya punk.

        • Bill Warburton

          Moron

        • Curtis Vause

          Aww, look at the cute bitch troll.

      • Scott Bussinger

        You must forgive Pete. He is just another kool aid drinker that thinks Obama is Czar. I hope for the sake of saving the country people flock to the polls in 2014 and vote every dem out to take away some of Obama’s power. Obama is very dangerous and I believe mentally unstable.

        • AZ Border Dude

          All his power is gone on Jan 20 2015. He can’t be reelected. The people need to fire those that support his power. Then some level heads can get things under control and the ship of state from running aground. Right now the lunatic at the helm doesn’t know how to drive. And he has a throng that cheers him on. The White House is the poster child for dysfunctional.

          • Bill Warburton

            Hillary

          • Dan Moore

            Obama has looked into the possibility of violating the 22nd amendment that limits the office of president to two 4 year terms. So, don’t be surprised if that happens.

        • Shelea

          Dream on! Your rethuglican party will not win in 2014 or 2016 and you and your wild conspiracies will have to continue to languish.

        • Bill Warburton

          moron

          • Thom*

            Yes, Hillary is a moron. You finally got something right Bill

      • ldg

        You’re kidding, right? How can you have any respect for this person? He does not deserve to be in command. He has NO RIGHT to do what he has done and I sure don’t blame people for being mad. the White House is government property, so ,yea, why should that be open? Why should he have his staff? Sorry, whatever anyone says, is very deserving. People are beyond mad and rightfully so. You need to wake up.

        • Bill Warburton

          it is called the United States Constitution, maybe you could read, it

          • Dan Moore

            Maybe you should read it Bill. If you have read it, perhaps you need someone who has comprehension to explain it to you.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000437285596 Angela Cleveland

        Really? Most Presidents that act like children and violate their oath, violate the Constitituion, violate the bill of rights, amendments, etc. ARE impeached. And you can’t lead a military, when you can’t even carry on a decent conversation without provoking, and belittling remarks about our country, and our laws.

      • fuddcat

        He threatens everyone else!!!

      • Jenerah Hare Clark

        Take another gulp of the Koolaid dude

      • CharleyMarbles

        The Military does NOT have to fallow an immoral order. And I would have told my chain of command to pound sand if they told me to turn against my countrymen ! ! ! !

    • Wildman14

      Are you suggesting we stage a coop?

      • Carolyn

        coup

        • Thom*

          A military coop would be the lease bloodiest way to get rid of him.

    • AZ Border Dude

      Q: Where have all the patriots gone?
      A: The sheeple didn’t elect them last time.
      Q: Oh woe, oh woe, what are we to do?
      A: Don’t make the same mistake a third time.

      • Thom*

        You talkin to me ………….Dude? If you have been keeping up you would know that obama has run off all the Generals / ie that was resisting his agenda. That my friend is where they have gone

        And as far as the border goes, AZ knows that obama is NOT interested in keeping our borders secure. So….unfortunately that leaves it up to TX, AZ, and CA to step up and guard the border. They collect enough taxes to do the job and do it well. They just need to prioritize their spending.

        Keep your powder dry buddy!

        • cbeaman

          Obama has ordered our border control to stand down and not stop anyone from crossing our borders, even terrorists and known drug dealers.

          • Thom*

            Did you reall think that this was new news……………….to anyone???

    • Margaret

      The sane question I have been asking for a long time!

  • 1NJNurse1

    Doesn’t that tell you how mentally deranged the guy is?

    • Raejean

      Well, some of us already knew this, didn’t we? It’s just more confirmation.

      • bigmurr

        Some still don’t believe what they see…that is the sad part!!!

        • Thom*

          That is so true and even worst is the dummies couldn’t figure who to vote for if obama hadn’t gave them free phones and food stamps. Now he wants to give them free health care

          It seems to me that anyone with as miserable a life as they have would Want to die!!

          • Margaret

            That’s just wrong! There are a lot of people that have to have help from their government because they have no choice! Besides they worked for it all their lives and deserve the help when they need it, even with the embarrassment that goes along with it because of close minded people like yourself. When EVERYTHING shuts down we will see how may like you have to come down off your high horse and have to live the same way. It is demeaning enough to work all your life and for what, put downs and looks from people seeing you have to live on foodstamps or welfare because they are not “healthy” enough to keep working! Yes I know those looks and comments very well. And I just WISH I could continue working. No one wants to die because of it. Maybe crawl under the counter at the grocery stores rather than let some bigots, again like yourself, see you doing what is necessary to survive. But not die! How unfeeling. Soon your money will be deemed unnecessary and see how far it goes. That just makes me so angry to read the words that come out of some peoples mouths and thoughts!

          • grim reaper

            most of the people i know who voted for the asshole were working class people, so shut the f+ck up, most people who have government help don’t even waste their time voting..

          • Thom*

            I heard that a big percentage of the people who voted for him are dead! I will agree that some people need help sometime but the count of the needy is way up since the diaperhead got elected.

        • Margaret

          Yes very sad!

          • grim reaper

            well said Margaret, well said :)

  • 1NJNurse1

    What a spoiled brat child with mental health issues.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000437285596 Angela Cleveland

      He is an evil, demented man. He should have been impeached 4 years ago.

      • Shelea

        You all are such a hoot!!!

        • Margaret

          Really aren’t they! LOL Missing the whole point altogether.

      • 1NJNurse1

        Yeah, you are right but the madman is still reigning fire upon our heads and it will get worse before we are rid of him. Pray for a nice conservative to take over after this creep gets done, just like when we got rid of peanut brain Carter. Didn’t we get Reagan? Yes, he was a breath of fresh air and can’t we use that again?

        • Deltalyrae

          LOL. Good luck with that. After what the GOP has done to itself and to America, its going to take MORE THAN A LOT of prayer and Koch money. Oh wait. if your God is as loving and benevolent as you all say he is, even a lot of prayer won’t help the GOP “take over”.

          • 1NJNurse1

            What are you, A God hater or maybe just a hater of things? You are a troll, get your self over to the Kos because there are 100s just like you calling everyone and each other nasty names. You are not welcome here.

          • pittpaul

            Your party lost the presidential election by 5 MILLION votes. If the Repukes would actually try to govern instead of using terrorism to get their way, maybe they would win a national election sometime in the 100 years.

          • 1NJNurse1

            OH MY, call people names, just like a troll. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

          • pittpaul

            Repubs attempt to hold America hostage, shutting down the US government and creating havoc in the international markets = FAIL. For what? Throwing 800,000 Americans out of a job for two weeks? That’s not good for the country.

          • 1NJNurse1

            Then bud it might be time to put the blame, the real blame, where it belongs, your man O. Oh, he has done nothing wrong you say. Okay, then you will forever be in the dark. End of story

          • pittpaul

            NOT end of story nursey. I never said Obama has done nothing wrong. This article put the blame solely on Obama’s shoulders for the shutdown, nitpicking at what was closed and what was not. Seriously,do you believe that Obama wanted to shut the government down and send the folks that voted for him home without pay? What is good for the country is to have an honest dialog about the issues concerning America today. Immigration reform? High cost of health care? Social Security reform? Farm Bill? Cutting the national debt? Can we talk?

          • pittpaul

            1NJnurse1 – Who died and made you queen? There was no nastiness or remarks in Deltalyrae’s post. It’s tough when the people you follow let you down.

            The decision to open the government is in John Boehner’s hands.

          • 1NJNurse1

            I am the queen and I say so. Cut it out. I think you just like to argue. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

          • Margaret

            My God helps those that help themselves. With Him all things are possible. And that’s all I have to say about that.

          • pittpaul

            My God said “whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren, that you do unto me.”

        • Margaret

          We the People of the United States of America can do anything united. We just have to unite and getter done as Jeff Foxworthy would say.

          • grim reaper

            i think you mean Larry the cable guy

      • Laura

        Such a racist cracker. Get a clue and quit watching Faux

        • Dan Moore

          You people see racists everywhere. I see nothing in these comments about race except yours.

          • Robert King

            Only racists can see racists

        • Donald Feiner

          Cracker? Who is the racist now? Just cause i have a saltine now and then with my soup, does not mean I am as hollow as the baked crisp. Or is this the pot calling the kettle black?

          • Kathy McKinny

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          • Margaret

            Lol

        • Nina

          You realize you called someone racist, then called them a “cracker” which is a racist comment, right? You ignorant cunt.

          • Jenerah Hare Clark

            the term cracker actually came from the overseers who cracked whips above the slaves heads to make them work harder and faster…The over seers were in a position of power over the slaves, and it cracks me up when I hear a black person call a white person Cracker….they do not even realize where it originated and why..

          • Margaret

            That is true.

        • Betty Boop

          @ Guest, You are obviously a very small INFERIOR person.

        • ComenTer

          Guest = racist. Even using a racial slur!

        • grim reaper

          i love crackers, so the name doesn’t bother me, but thanks any way.. i don’t think any white person minds being called one, cause the n word is a lot worse for you then cracker is for me…

      • Margaret

        Never should have been there in the first place, and it has nothing to do with race whatsoever. If he had done what he promised and gotten us put of debt, and war and numerous extra promises not kept, it wouldn’t matter if he was purple! A little farfetched I admit, but you know what I am saying. Investigation that should have been done before he was elected to office. As with any elected official questionable behavior should be investigated.

    • Shelea

      You all are such a hoot!!

  • Cat

    They also shut down the amber alert system, and also kicked an elderly couple out of their home on lake mead

  • Robert Ellsworth

    Just heard that the Amber Alerts that get pushed out on cell phone networks is down too. The petulant little princess we have for a president has no shame.

  • gran gran

    WE NEED A TRASH DUMPSTER FOR BARRY. . . . . . THE WORST (can’t bring myself to say president) EVER. . . I HATE HIS FACE. . . . MAKES ME WANT TO PUKE. . KIND OF LIKE LOOKING AT HITLER. . .

    • Scott Bussinger

      Obama is definitely a little mentally unstable. There is no question about that. He is intentionally inflicting as much pain on the american people as he can. That does not happen with a sane person

      • AZ Border Dude

        Funny, I been sayin’ that for almost seven years. I have always held the opinion that, on the IQ scale, he’s a few notches above Genius. The same place as most other lunatics.

      • Gonzo

        Just going to point out here that yes, Obama is acting absolutly retarded, but that’s no reason to compare him to hitler, who killed millions, almost committed genocide, and started WWII

    • Shelea

      gran gran, calm down. we don’t want you to blow a gasket cause you wouldn’t be around to see Hilary as President.

      • Thom*

        If obama gets his way ( very unlikely) you won’t be around either. And the worst part for you will be that you won’t have a phone to call for help. hahahaha

    • Bill Warburton

      you should be ashamed of yourself, maybe try to be somebody

  • WarrenOsborn

    They are all at fault; Dems, Repubs, Congress, Pres, V-P, SCOTUs, etal. Disband them all and start over.

    • SomeBloke

      False equivalency. On no planet, are republicans guilty of anywhere near the level of contempt that democrats happily sell. No, republicans aren’t perfect – most days, they fall short of good. But, don’t lump them in with the nation’s most potent enemies.

      • WarrenOsborn

        I don’t trust either party which is why I’m a registered Independent. I was registered as a Repub just so I could vote for Gary Johnson in the Repub Primary. But the GOP cheated him out of his rightful place in the election race as a successful Repub governor from NM. But they sure as Hell had their damn Negro pizza boy though. Back to GJ. He balanced the NM budget without firing a single state worker. Who is more qualified to be president Gov Johnson or Pizza Boy? I wouldn’t give you a nickel for every repub I could throw off the top of the damn capitol bldg.

        • Thom*

          Independent is just a way to get out of decision making.

          • WarrenOsborn

            Thom, what are some kind of dumb fuck freak that goes around picking a fight with everyone you have a conversation with? No you dipshit son of a bitch. Independent is a way of saying “I got enough sense to think for myself and don’t need some damn fuckhead politician telling me what to think.”

        • AZ Border Dude

          I suspect they did the same thing again quite recently. The GOP Elite were not totally in favor of Romney. He, like Gary did a hell of a job with MA and the Olympics. Yet, a few of the candidates that lost the primary helped by feeding slogans and comments to the other side to use. Half of the slurs and slogans came from the lips of Gingrich.
          By the way I am an Independent since 1956. I vote my thoughts and not the way some precinct chairman tells me to do. I floated a bumper sticker for a few of my friends. “Wanna’ scare a Liberal and a Conservative at the same time. Register Independent. Then VOTE.” I love dinking with politicians minds. Kinda’ like play dough we had in kindergarten. Soft and mushy. Not good for much of anything.

          • WarrenOsborn

            If there is any good we get from Obama being president, it is that Romney was not elected. He would have been a much bigger disaster than what we have now.

  • Pacificrk

    Parks Service Grants Permission for Pro-Immigration Reform Protest on ‘Closed’ National Mallhttp://www.mediaite.com/online/parks-service-grants-permission-for-pro-immigration-reform-protest-on-closed-national-mall/

    • narniagirl55

      Wow….really?

  • Dee

    HE IS THE BIGGEST PENIS I’VE EVER KNOWN. HE NEED’S TO PACK UP HE AND HIS FAMILY’S SHIT AND JUST GET OUT OF THE COUTRY WHILE THE GETTIN IS GOOD.

    • MeanieHead

      You’re giving a bad name to all the good penises out there in the world. LOL

    • Shelea

      Dee, I bet you know a thing or two about penises or is that penisi. Whatever, I bet you know it all. You’re a hoot!!!

    • Bill Warburton

      Have you known a lot of penises

      • Russ

        You are mentally unstable, big time.

  • realist

    they forgot about the Amber alert website as well. if I ever hear the liberals argument of. “think about the children!” again I’ll spit in their face!

    • MeanieHead

      Spitting can be labeled as a hate crime and a “weapon” for an assault charge. You might have a cold and Barry’s sensitivities might be weak (like his mind) and he might get sick(er). So, instead of spitting, might I just suggest that you find a fun way to take out your frustrations and jump on the Twitter thing and yell at them in semi-real time.

      • AZ Border Dude

        Twitter is a private company and the feds can’t shut them down. They are the same as Facebook.

  • Zach Brewer

    you left off the eBenifits.gov where veteran’s are required to take care of their benefits.

    http://angryhillbilly.com/2013/10/07/government-shutdown-has-shutdown-veterans/

  • narniagirl55

    Let him veto them!!! It will only show his true colors!!! If everyone defies his closing orders…what’s he gonna do…jail every park ranger or police officer who doesn’t do his biding? Furthermore where is the money coming from to pay the troopers/rangers to do this? I thought our gov’t was on a shutdown?

    Here’s the problem: Obama doesn’t want any of us to have fun while the shutdown happens. He also wants to make people get so angry with him that we riot…so he can impose marshal law! It isn’t going to happen!!! Stay calm and keep marching. State elections are going to change everything when old/new conservative governors stand up against him.

    Nov. is coming..and next year, We will all remember the “hurt” he imposed on us..and vote in people who will impeach him and vote him out. In the meantime, it’s time for civil disobedience. This land is OUR land…not his!!

    • Thom*

      I hope your right, the 2012 election didn’t change anything. The people have to wake up before it’s to late. We need to change things in the 2014 elections or we may, collectively, be responsible for our own demise.

      • Bill Warburton

        Dream on, with everybody’s attitude on these posts you don’t believe in America but you yearn for the good old days of white and colored drinking fountains. You people should be ashamed of your attitude but I don’t think you think

        • fuddcat

          This is not about Black and White – so wake up!!

        • Curtis Vause

          A refreshing voice of reason in a sea of teatards.

        • Beedogs

          Yeah, toss the empty over used race card. That still works after 5 years of daily tossing.

          • Margaret

            Yeah it’s been that way a lot longer than 5 yrs. unfortunately. People insist on using it when nothing else makes them sleep better at night!

        • Laura

          Thank you Bill. I’m biracial like Obama and these comments all make me ashamed of white america. They infuriate me to the point of using the c word.

          • alljazzedup

            I am biracial too and I don’t see anything written about racism in these replies. And your mad enough to use the “c word”? I think you have definite anger issues my friend. I am a therapist and I recommend you to see one!

          • Laura

            Teatards coming out of the woodwork claiming psychology licenses and therapist services oh Lord. Rest assured that your services won’t be needed for a word

          • Jenerah Hare Clark

            “C” word as in…????? COMPREHENSION???? CATASTROPHIC???? there are tons of words that begin with C

          • Margaret

            Lol! Right?! Which one you talking about!?

          • Rich

            Did you noticed the most of the ones playing the race card hide behind the guest name afraid are you
            So in your face guest

          • Margaret

            Again, Lol!! right?!

          • ComenTer

            Guest = racist. Another racist post by this person!

        • k chandler

          I wanted to respond by telling you something to make YOU think but I just read your other posts and in my opinion you are just an idiot, I would be wasting my time. You are a racist and I feel sorry for you because you see past it

        • ComenTer

          Bill Warburton = racist.

      • Curtis Vause

        2014 we will get the rest of the teatards out of the house and start restoring sanity. Boehner hass basically handed Hillery Clinton the White House keys in 2016. Stupid is as stupid does.

        • Margaret

          We the People won’t ever let that happen!

      • Margaret

        It’s already too late! No one realizes that yet. And those that put him in charge of our government are to blame! So glad I can’t claim one of those positions!

        • grim reaper

          that is who i blame, the ones who put the failure in office

      • John Doe + Jane

        I HAVE A DREAM,,,,,,ALL Americans, black, white, native or otherwise

        • John D + Jane

          Descending upon the Capital building from all directions carrying not signs with words, but with loaded weapons from various manufacturers demanding the evacuation of the Obama family. And to reverse all the actions of the president since his re-election.

    • Shelea

      Dream on.

    • Beedogs

      Martial law. Not marshal law.

    • Margaret

      Amen brother! That’s it in a nutshell! Thank you. Obama has completely forgotten the little people. Trying to snub us out! But we are Americans too/

  • Win some lose some

    Dont forget Amber Alert is down, but Moochells “Lets Move” site is still up.

    • MeanieHead

      Her dog walker and her 18 chefs are still working, too. But she’ll tell you she “knows” what it’s like to be a single mom and struggle with making meals and such menial tasks like we the (little peon) people.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000437285596 Angela Cleveland

        She is a disgrace to the presidency and the title “First Lady”. She is no lady, has no grace and no personality. And she hates America…just like Obama.

        • Shelea

          Angela, you’re a hoot!!

        • Bill Warburton

          you should be ashamed of yourself

          • Beedogs

            You should get off your knees and spit out Obama’s semen.

          • Russ

            You are very ill.

        • Kathy McKinny

          and she looks like a man. She is more masculine than her husband Barry Soetoro … I mean Obama

  • Denise in Idaho

    Don’t forget that the Amber Alert has also been shut down, but not Michelle’s Let’s Move site.

    • Nina

      Don’t forget he also hit down WIC. Has anyone else noticed how racist and volitial the Obama followers are? Bunch of butters like their twat of a leader.

  • Tressia Langston

    And to think they are all driving around with their bumperstickers…letting us know who they are!!! The nerve

  • sumwonawsum

    Seriously, everyone in this country should start riots and protesting, for shut downs for all things that have NOTHING to do with this dumb obamacare! We all need to show him NONE of us is gunna stand for this.

    • John Smith

      No no no! Obama just wants a spark. He’s looking for any excuse to declare Marshall Law so he can suspend elections. He wants to be the head communist dictator, and his O-bots want him in power for life. He is a communist by upbringing (His uncle, could be his real father… Is Frank Marshall Davis. He was the head of CPUSA. Google it.). He’s also a Muslim, with relations to Muslim Brotherhood! Don’t start a spark.

      Instead, let’s start a Constitutional Convention. Go around congress and the government via state representatives. Impeach him and implement Mark Levins Liberty Amendments via Constitutional Convention. If 2014 elections come first, then vote democrats out of Congress and Impeach that route!

      • Beedogs

        Marshall plan, Martial law. Big difference.

  • Logan Rollo

    The Dems and other libtards are just governing by temper tantrums.

  • Vivian Behne

    The President’s tactics are an Obamanition to the American people.

  • Imgettinghealthcarelikeitornot

    One man with so much power wow, LOl only a fool would believe stories like this , in fact it is Obama that told republicans he wouldn’t talk unless THEY reopened gov.

    • yank

      He needed to talk before the shutdown, but refused because he is a crybaby and not getting his way.

    • MeanieHead

      Listen, little one with no brain, the HOUSE (controlled by the Republicans) have sent EIGHT bills (from the last I heard could be more by now) to the Senate (run by the democrats, the Big Whiner Party) who have REFUSED (did you read that?)… R E F U S E D to allow a vote on ANY of them. Now what’s your beef?

    • Scott Bussinger

      are you mentally retarded? The GOP has tried over and over and over to keep gov open. My guess is you are a low life maggot that will get the Obama care for free because you fail to work for a living and are riding the backs hard working americans

    • Beedogs

      No budget from the senate in over 5 years.

    • Thom*

      Quite simply: you haven’t got a clue about what you are saying. Call your girl fiend I bet shes looking to have another little bastard so as to add to her welfare check

  • Iamgettinghealthcarelikeitorno

    Funny how my comment was just removed oh And FYI Amber Alert website is still running

    • Thom*

      Your getting health care like every other thing you ever got. Amber Alert was shut down until it was brought to the attention of millions of real Americans. obama is a coward when he gets backed into a corner. Ask Putin. hahahaha Just face it moocher, obama is a poor excuse of a man, white or black.

    • Beedogs

      No, Amber Alert WAS taken down, and the outrage caused it to be re-instated. Get your facts straight – Barry ordered it closed until it bit his arrogant petty butt.

  • AC

    Travesty! I wonder what his ransom demand for this unjust action is?? Oh yeah, that’s right, HE DOESN’T HAVE ONE! And the people who actually did it, DON’T EITHER! Just trying to flex the weak polltical muscles the Kochroaches bought them

  • Catherine Kilpatrick

    They closed a parkway in the Great Smokey Mountains in TN, stranding school children in the middle of the day! Their families live at Top Of The Mountain, and had to find ways to get them and carpool them to school, because the buses cannot negotiate the treacherous local roads.

    • ASolutionToAProblem

      Top of the World, not mountain.

      • Catherine Kilpatrick

        I knew it was something like that. I couldn’t find the info right off, and wanted to get it out. Thanks for the clarification.

      • AZ Border Dude

        Looks like the shutdown is gonna’ deny a 17 year old boy his Eagle Scout award. His Eagle Project is to replace some road signs taken out in a recent fire. His crew of scouts are set to do the job this coming Saturday. But they can’t get the signs and the forest is closed so they can’t do the work. He turns 18 the week after next. When that happens he can’t get the Eagle Award.

  • James Birchfield

    Can’t Pepco decide to cut the power because it’s a private organization?? If Ovomit can’t see at night to practice his putting, bet he’ll cave.

  • MeanieHead

    Arizona should know better than to ask Obama for anything. The Crybaby-in-Chief will balk at any and all things Arizona. As for the rest of Obama’s crybaby tactics, GROW UP YOU DAMN FREAK!

    • AZ Border Dude

      Like a good citizen AZ offered to keep the Grand Canyon Park open at our expense. And the great one said no. He is suffering from Cranialrectalitis. He has had his head up his ass so long he now has crap for brains.

  • Blaine Smith

    Not a good way to deal with American Citizens, Donkey mon.

  • JRC

    And they cut off NFL and MLB broadcasts to the troops overseas. A very petty and vindictive President trying to cause as much trouble as possible.

  • RAZORTOOTH

    HE IS SHAMELESS!

  • John Joe

    Obama is a big effing Cry Baby !

  • Douglass

    I understand that Obama likes to golf at a military golf course. Is this course open for the POTUS during the Federal shutdown? Manned by essential personnel?

    • Beedogs

      Yes, still open.

  • Ella

    This man will stop at nothing to get his way. I’ve been saying it ever since this non-naturlized American became president. He wants to bring America to its knees. His wife wants to starve our children and Obama will finish them off by denying much needed cancer care to them. They are both disgusting human beings and have no right to run this country. God help us all if we don’t stop him from doing away with “term” presidency.

    • AZ Border Dude

      He alone can’t. It takes 3/4 of both houses and 38 state legislatures to pass an amendment to the constitution. That ain’t gonna’ happen in the 468.5 days he has left. Mark your calendar Jan 20, 2015 at high noon.

  • Lou Bator

    Continuing proof that Obamama is a total ass.

  • Military Mom

    Why not cut payroll for all politicians, why not cut all the perks they receive, why not cut staff at the white house, there are soo many ways this could have been handled. Our military is the very last place to do any type of cuts. The children of this country that require medical attention is one of the last places for cuts. Our freedom to enjoy what we can of our country is due to the memory of those who died to give us these rights, and now this arrogant socialist, anti christian, anti american who runs our country says no???? Wake up America before it’s to late.

    • AZ Border Dude

      Pay for Congress can’t be cut or stopped during a session of congress. US Constitution, 27th Amendment says their pay can’t be altered until the Congress retires. This one is done Dec. 31, 2014.

    • Bill Warburton

      You should be ashamed of yourself

      • Beedogs

        I’m ashamed of you spitlicker.

      • Russ

        You are mentally ill, big time.

  • Vashra Araeshkigal

    Also defunded…WIC, Amber Alert….

  • rsolid

    He should love this Country not hate it !!!!

  • Wildman14

    I have a hint for you on number 24 the commissaries aren’t “tax free.” Several years ago in a Defense Appropriations budget a 5% “surcharge” was added to all commissary purchases. At the time this exceeded 4% sales tax in my state.

    • Ray Johnson

      You might also mention that commissaries are self sustaining. No federal funds are used to purchase goods for the commissaries. Each commissary has a board made up of military members and wives who serve as quality control and advisers to commissary managers, for free.

      • Beedogs

        Yep, the Spite House ordered commissaries closed even though they are self sustaining. Obama’s federal golf courses are still open though.

  • sam

    He’s a cock sucker and needs to be impeached asap

    • Shelea

      Sam, I bet you know a thing or two about that yourself. You’re a hoot!!!

      • Beedogs

        You have a little Obama semen leaking out of the corner of your mouth Shitlea.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002328112722 Jay Miller

    What do you expect from a Muslim Terrorist???

  • Scott Bussinger

    Obama is not a King. He is just a petty two bit dictator. I hope people start to wake up and see what is going on in this country and start voting the dems out in 2014 to take away Obama’s power. I honestly believe Obama is not mentally fit judging by the actions he has taken. He does not have the power to do many of the things he is doing. Throw the bum out

    • desuhu61

      If the people dont vote out those Dems who are creating these problems, then we’re really in serious trouble. Get rid of Reid, Pelosi and others. Problem is, California is such a liberal state, I doubt they’ll get rid of Pelosi. Those people out there have a few screws loose for the most part.

  • Kay C Shipley

    the white house is under the NPS–National Park Service. i called my senator and left message: Evict all from the white house as it’s considered part of the national parks responsiblity–and the nutcase obama has ordered them closed. so evict him along with all the rest of them. then proceed with actual impeachment proceedings–i mean it ain’t like there’s not a variety of offenses to choose from. but we should literally CLOSE the white house and give him a taste of his own medicine. and if up to me, i’d close air force one and marine one and that big black bus. let him find his own way back to chicago–hopefully they’ll have a nice welcoming committee in that gun-free zone.

    • Roger C

      Kay, I like your idea. I think the best way to push back is for everyone to contact their Senator and put pressure on them to “Close” the White House and remove the staff. If they’re contracted employees, they can be arrested, according to law, for working or even volunteering during shut down.
      Find your Senator here and let’s start to “Push Back”!
      http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
      God Bless America!

  • Agitated Grunt

    Personally I think that the President, Congress, and the Senate should get a decrease in Salary, Benefits, Funding, and Employees. Check out http://www.senate.gov/CRSReports/crs-publish.cfm?pid='0E%2C*PL%5B%3D%23P%20%20 to see all the money they recieve. The one that amazes me is the MRA fund for office supplies and such is over $5M.

  • louis

    i think he wants us to revolt ,but we can dare to do so. if if we did this he could stay in power forever as if a war were here the pres. by law does not have to step down

    • AZ Border Dude

      Oh yes he does. The 22nd Amendment says two terms. No extensions or anything. Jan 20, 2015 at high noon he’s gone. The Washington tradition of two years was ignored by FD Roosevelt during WW2 and he was almost as much a dictator as this guy. It was easier to cover it up in those days. So, to avoid that from happening again the 22nd Amendment was crafted and passed.

  • bigmurr

    F this MF’er. Shut down the electricity and gas to the WhiteHouse. It is nonessential

    • Beedogs

      Only put 30 minutes of fuel into AF One the next time Barry takes a 3 hour flight.

  • Bill Gates

    This article is full of ignorant people. He’s our president whether you like him or not you should respect him, he isn’t closing all of these things. The Republican party have decided not to follow ObamaCare therefore shutting down the government. I have no opinion on the president, i don’t really care who’s the president at the time or not. Mainly, because the government controls any president in power. Mitt Romney wouldn’t have been much different.

    • Russ

      No! He’s not our [Americans] president. A marxist cannot be a true American president. We [Americans] don’t need to respect a communist who is doing all he can to destroy our country. If you don’t like America then get out of it. Turning it into your idea of a communist utopia is not acceptable to us Americans.

      • nemomen

        “If you don’t like America then get out of it.” Take your own advice.

        • Russ

          America belongs to Americans not you.

          You are stealing it from us, making it into a 3rd rate dictatorship and plunging us into poverty.

          You need to be purged.

          • nemomen

            As an American, I think America belongs to all Americans, even the ones I disagree with politically.

          • Russ

            You fail to understand that there are those who are American by birth, but not ideology. ie: Snowden. It is one thing to disagree with someone who loves the country and desires to see it thrive [so called moderate democrats]. The founding Fathers had some very hard fights with each other, but they were for one thing. A constitution for the country to grow. We are not dealing with that here. We are dealing with a MarxistStalinist enemy who has a hatred for this country and desires to disable its founding principles. No Real American wants to push the country into an un- payable debt, or disable our military and the Constitution. This is a Marxist strategy to collapse the country under a financial crisis. The strategy is to get as many people on welfare, food stamps, free housing, free medical, disability, free college without a way to pay for it. The next step is to then place the people or middle class under a “heavy taxation” of Energy [oil and electricity], infrastructure [tolls] housing, food, clothing, transportation, healthcare [medical devices and paying for those who don't have health care]. The tax rate on individuals is approaching 50% and that still is not enough to pay the debt he has accrued. My income has dropped by $3000 due to hidden taxes and the fall of the dollar from his policies. You are either naive and a useful idiot for the cause, or you know exact what I am saying is true.

            Pastor Russell
            Acts 28:31 KJV) “Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ,” with all confidence, ….
            Healing those hurt by the church http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Healing_The_Wounded

          • nemomen

            “You fail to understand that there are those who are American by birth, but not ideology”
            No, I understand clearly that you won’t find any ideological purity clause in the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers were extremely careful to prevent such a thing. Your excuses for why you’d violate the principles of the Constitution to save the country are pathetic.

          • Russ

            And you, a communist committed to the murder of millions, is not a unsavory type? Go figure!

          • nemomen

            I am not a communist, nor committed to the murder of any. One severe problem the Communists had was believing in political ideology over all, they were anti-liberal and anti-empirical. The American far-Right are similarly ideologues who ignore reality regardless of the consequences out of a faith in ideology, even when it tramples roughshod over liberty or reality.

          • Russ

            “Anti-liberal” Liberal is just another name for communism. Carl Marx created “Socialist International [a group oboma joined in college] because communism had a bad name by that period in time. They then changed the name to “Progressive” because socialist then had a bad name and so on. It goes like this, Communist-Socialist-Progressive-Liberal which are all the same thing.

            “Anti- empirical” is only found among the “Useful Idiots” who gobble up every piece of swill. The leaders of communism know exactly what they are doing. :ie oboma

            This conversation may prove you are not a communist, but far from being an American. If you are intellectually honest then you will not be anti-empirical and compare communist/liberal ideology against American ideology. You will see they are not compatible in a democracy. Communism is anti-democracy, ergo a president of the USA cannot be a communist.

          • nemomen

            “Liberal” means a commitment to a set of basic human rights – the right to freedom of speech, the right to worship as one pleases, freedom of the press, etc. Marxism is anti-liberal, and Marx himself said so plainly. He was against freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, etc. Marxist states followed suit as anti-liberal totalitarian states which went up against western liberal democracies such as the US, France, the UK, West Germany, etc. Liberal states defeated Marxism/Communism.

            Some western liberals also were economically sympathetic to socialism or even a misunderstood mis-mash of marxist economics, and some even misunderstood that the Soviet Union was anti-liberal until Solzhenitsyn published his exposé of Soviet totalitarianism. This doesn’t mean that a modern liberal should be identified as identical with Communism, that’s just lazy, misinformed, and incoherent thinking, exactly the kind of anti-empirical thinking that I was referring to.

          • Russ

            >>>>”Liberal” means a commitment to a set of basic human rights – the right to freedom of speech, the right to worship as one pleases, freedom of the press, etc.<<>>anti-liberal totalitarian states which went up against western liberal democracies such as the US, France, the UK, West Germany, etc. Liberal states defeated Marxism/Communism. <<>>Some western liberals also were economically sympathetic to socialism or even a misunderstood mis-mash of marxist economics<<<
            Like oboma, polosie, and reed! LOL!
            Communist Party USA declared that "Liberalism is the gateway to communism".

            "Professing themselves to be wise they became darkened in their understanding and became fools"

            If it is any cancellation. I have thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and will read your buddy Solzhenitsyn. You could be a great American Patriot if you used your abilities to understand our founding. Pity!

    • Beedogs

      Respect must be earned, not demanded by some Community Agitator who violates separation of powers, ignores the War Powers Act, exceeds his constitutional limits, and shreds our bill of rights and constitution.

  • Reneé Kunkel

    Notice that his golf course (On federal land) stays open… perhaps should put up a BARRYcade there.

    and didn’t we go to war against some king for illegal seizures of PRIVATE properties, high taxes, and loss of personal rights? (sarcasm for those who don’t know me) I think it’s about time history repeated itself.

  • Daniel Hebert

    The biggest travesty of this “shutdown” is that they are not paying the death benefit for the 5 soldiers killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. That is bullshit and needs to be at the top of any list.

  • malee

    I’m am sorry but if you can stand behind this administration, and defend what’s going on in this country… Then you have lost your ever loving mind! All of them are crazy fucking idiots but this is just bullshit. They want to punish us for their mismanagement??? And were just supposed to take it! I’m sorry but I don’t support any of them, but I especially don’t support Mr bullshit himself! Obama is one of the most disgusting people this country has ever had the misfortune of employing! Its shameful. And our states need to get their shit together and stand on their own feet. Quit taking their federal money, and quit letting the morons in DC run the show. Have we really come this far to become so fucking stupid. We’re going to let a handful of out of touch, sadistic, rich fucks tell an entire nation how to do Everything!!! We truly are doomed. Quit taking your xanex people!!! Get mad!!!! Start thinking again!!!!

  • Don Guertin

    First of all shut down all the limos for Obama, they are not needed, he can walk. ALL shopping sprees for Michele are here by shut down, all his armed guards can be shut down cause he needs to just carry a 22 and protect himself. And no more chef for him cause tv dinners are now on his menu. What a crock for our country but he is close to ruining this country like he wants.

    • Beedogs

      Joe Biteme can carry his double barrel shotgun he speaks of so often to protect present-dent Barry the Community Agitator.

  • Janyce Bryant

    Amber Alert system …… grrrr!

  • msteng15

    Just an fyi…I work for TSA and am considered an “essential” employee. TSA officers were forced to cancel all scheduled vacations and report to work. We do not know when we will be getting a paycheck. We were issued a letter that asks our creditors to be understanding at this difficult time. HA!! The banks want their mortgage payments now despite the fact that the American people bailed them out not long ago. Real people are suffering at this time being forced to work without knowing when they will be paid. Sorry, but the parks closing is not the worst of it!!

    • Russ

      Not for anything! But I can’t feel sorry for a “Brown Shirt”. TSA is only the modern day version of Hitlers “Brown Shirts”.

    • Beedogs

      How sad, no pay for groping little old ladies, feeling up children, pulling old veterans from wheelchairs, ignoring Muslims in full head covers, and stealing from luggage.

    • B.Cross

      Sorry, I am also a Fed who is working without pay but the TSA is one Agency that we ALL agree should be eliminated. It is a symbol of the governments sacrifice of liberty & freedom for the illusion of safety & security. You get no sympathy.

  • Tammy Randall

    Impeach

  • Curtis Vause

    Umm… The house GOP shut the government down, not Obama. The author must watch a lot of FOX news.

    • Russ

      You marxist will lie about anything, won’t you?
      If your not a marxist then you are what they call a “Useful Idiot”.
      You will mindlessly burn yourself out for his agenda to destroy Liberty.

  • notaregular

    But Obama himself isn’t actually doing these things? It’s happening because the government is shut down, because Boehner wants theAffordable Health Care Act to not go through and refuses to agree with anything, despite the fact that AHCA already went through because it is unrelated to the shutdown?

    I do not think this is a neutral news source. These journalists should be ashamed.

  • jerry

    The president can’t vote to shut the government down, only congress can do that, therefore congress shut it down, not President Obama. Don’t you people have any clue how government works?

  • Zach

    No, the GOP shut it all down. They’ve admitted to it. The president doesn’t even have the power to shut everything down. He is not the legislative branch.

  • Elisa Montiel-Molina

    Why does this say Obama’s shut down when clearly it was congress doing? Senate passed a bill and the house refused to move it for a law passed 3 years ago? How is that Obama’s shut down?? This is full of BS get the facts straight and don’t lie to the people!

  • notARepuglican

    Hey asshats. Obama didn’t shutdown anything. Its the gop that will get shutdown for a long time. Midterm elections will show what americans think of your bullshit mountain.

  • Elisa Montiel-Molina

    What does this say Obama’s shut down when clearly it was the House? The senate passed a budget, the house received it and refused to pass it. They want to defund a law passed 3 years ago that the supreme court deemed constitutional?! They are still crying like babies and can’t their way. They lost the presidential election on the base of de-funding the affordable care act aka Obamacare! They are not on the people’s side… wake up and realize they are working to keep you un-insured and people are totally cool with this? why? I have noooo idea. Obama didn’t cause the shut down! The house republicans did. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/the-house-gop-s-little-rule-change-that-guaranteed-a-shutdown

    • Thom*

      You forgot to add that congress has passed several budgets that the senate has stopped. Theres plenty of money to cover expenses but your muslim pal wants all or nothing. I hope that congress doesn’t give that POS anything! .

      Shut it down tight and lets see how long obama lasts. No phones, no food stamps, no welfare checks, no , no,no,no,no,no……………………………

  • Kevzplace

    Obama didn’t shut down anything. Those who failed to pass a CR in the House are responsible for all the fallout caused by their irresponsible, obstructionist tactics.

    • http://www.photo-fix.com/ Kelly Basden

      Notice that there are NO links to find the facts at the end of any of these items. No surprise there.

  • Laura

    It is both interesting and sad to see the underlying racism behind this article and many of the comments below. Obamacare was upheld by the Supreme Court and President Obama was chosen by a fair elective process. When logic prevails and the minority Tea Baggers and other people like John Boehner who licks the scrotums of dirty coal execs over luncheons during the lockout stand up for what the Constitution calls for which is to uphold a law that was ALREADY passed. Blackmail – literally – has no place in our American democracy. The GOP makes a mockery of it and while they so that they make a mockery of what used to be a respected country.

  • pittpaul

    Obama did NOT shut down the government. The Republican Congress has. Get your facts straight.

    • Thom*

      You let MSNBC feed you garbage and you smack your lips and ask for more.
      I figure you must be one of the 8 or 9 viewers MSNBC has left. hahaha

      Whats new about obama not talking to congress? And if congress gives him everything he wants he still won’t talk. He says he will, and seeing as he has never lied before, why would he not? obama is a muslim and muslims lie (when they’re not busy chopping off heads) says so in the koran.

      It wasn’t congress that locked seniors out of their homes, or held them hostage in a National Park. It wasn’t congress that shut down the veterans monuments and held back vet benefits and shut down sporting events on TVs overseas. It wasn’t congress that shut down childrens cancer treatments.
      Fuck you you sorry POS

      • pittpaul

        Nice sentiment Thom. Too bad ‘fuck’ is the only adjective you know. This is why we can’t talk to Repukes. All they know is venom and insults. You have no alternate policy. Where were the Repukes when ACA was passed? They had no contribution, no option, no counterproposal. The Repukes need to know that terrorism is not a viable method of negotiation. You want to talk about budget issues, lets do it without the specter of default hanging over America’s head.

      • pittpaul

        The power to reopen the government is in John Boehner’s hands.

        • Thom*

          obama is punishing everyone because he can’t have his way 100 percent. We’ll see how it works out today. Taxes are still being collected by the IRS and there’s plenty of money to run the country on AND make the payments on the debt.

          I hope the pubs hold their own and stick to their “guns”

          I take back the POS thing but your still far from being a clear thinking American patriot.

  • pittpaul

    It’s the Republican Congress STUPID.

  • Brenda

    The President has closed nothing. The GOP closed down the govt.!
    Are you ignorant?

  • officialoldfart

    I will not forget or forgive that poser for this conduct. The Dems are in it too, led by Harry the Reid. WE WILL NOT FORGET! elections are coming.

  • Educated

    Wow, I cannot believe that you all think that the shutdown was caused by Obama. whoever wrote this article just wanted to blame him for all these ridiculousness. All closed sites and furloughs are part of the government shutdown law. and the reason we are in this mess is because congress can’t agree on what should be funded.

  • co22

    Gee, I thought the congress shut down the government. No matter who. It is completely unnecessary, unwarranted and irresponsible to close the government.

  • C anderson

    First of all, you nitwits, Obama didn’t shut down anything. That you believe the obviously bogus premise of this story shows your break with reality. And voting all the democrats out of office? Look at the polls, you pathetic feebs. All time low for the GOP. Bonehead strategy to refight a battle they lost fair and square, and hold the country financially hostage will do that.

  • Mel2013

    What if we all just stop working and having to pay our hard earned money into the assholes in D.C., maybe then they would get of their asses and get this taken care of like they should’ve done before all this shit went down. Oh and have ya heard of the Muslim “Holiday” being held on US Government land, even though the government is shut down? I am not racist or predjudice in any way, BUT THAT IS B.S. If the muslims can use the US government land then the rest of us should be able to as well. Shutdown or not shutdown!

  • UnamericanIdol

    The headline should read what Congress shutdown. It is so easy to blame someone for something when your audience doesn’t take the time to exam the problem. Wake up people we shouldn’t be arguing that Obama isn’t doing his job. We need to be complaining about how we elect congressmen and reps to represent us but they are more focused on not pissing off the leaders of political parties. Its honestly become a freaking zoo. At the end of the day Obama, Congress, and thank god the military still get paid.

  • altimadc

    2 years ago the Tea Party said they would shut the government down. They succeeded. Isn’t this piecemeal approach transparently political gamesmanship? Next they will suggest funding for starving puppies. Ridiculous manipulation of your emotions.

  • docann

    After reading all of the race-baiting comments on here, I am laughing and will add my two cents: Obama’s true color is YELLOW (as in being a coward!) There is a political cartoon going around that calls him “Mister Stompy Feet” and it suits him to a T. He pouts and has tantrums if he doesn’t get his way. How childish!

    • B.Cross

      NO, he is NOT yellow.
      He is RED to his core and he is not afraid to try to “fundamentally transform” us from a Republic into a Soviet style workers paradise.

      • docann

        I meant that he “has a yellow stripe down his back”. That’s an old saying from my parents’ generation that means a person is a coward and a bully. I totally agree that he’s a Red (Commie). The reason a lot of people who voted for him didn’t recognize that is because Civics and American Government isn’t taught in our high schools any longer. Young people have no clue about what is going on, and are more interested in Miley Cyrus’ gyrations than they are in what’s happening to the country. I wish there was a way to impeach him as a traitor, but people are too frightened or disheartened. I’m the only person on my entire street who flies the flag every day.

  • Tire_of _the_BS

    Well I guess the government has got what they wanted. They have torn the citizens of this country apart. Listen to all of you. At each others throats over something none of you caused. And childish name calling. This is a time when all of us citizens should come together to get every damn person in Washington fired. Instead of us focusing on finding a solution we are all to quick to point the finger to find out who we can blame. That makes us no better than those people in D.C. We should all come together instead of trying to tear each other down.

  • Cliff Latshaw

    Put some bleached out in the sun and have it out on Highway 61!

  • MeinPa

    Nobody in their wildest dreams thought he
    would pull stunts like this and shutting down National parks, open air
    memorials, closing private owned businesses etc…Just imagine how were
    going to feel when he declares our constitution null and void and enacts
    Marshall law and uses our military against us. Oh wait…excuse me
    according to Obama, it’s HIS military! WAKE UP folks!

  • Ricks

    How is he still not impeached??? I love taking to the fools who voted for twice. Most of them are regretting it but some think he doing great… WTF

  • disqus_bq7uoNkoDp

    Yak Yak Yak that is all the American people do-yak and complain-we should all get together and march on the White House and demand he stop being a dictator-this is America!

  • RepealTheVaRadarDetectorBan

    Ground all presidential aircraft, they are not essential.

    • DJ

      If the Government is shut down, shut down the White House and close the doors and turn out the lights. Remove all inhabitants and lock the doors !

  • B.Cross

    You know, in other countries when a tyrant goes on a spree like Obama has they know enough to stand up, go to the palace, drag his sorry ass out into the street and take care of the situation.
    But we’re civilized and above that sort of stuff.

  • Charlie Greene

    Who loves ya baby? Guess who doesn’t love ya.

  • Nadine Faber

    It seems the president is driven by power and control over others and the American People ant the best interest of the Country is no longer important to him or the Dem’s anymore. The problem with the GOP is they need to be talking to the PEOPLE MORE with short, to the point this is what we want and explain in simple, straight how they are going to resolve the problems of NOW and the future. Another problem with the GOP is that they cut too deep in many of the programs which really does hurt the people at the bottom and middle class instead of addressing the “pork, duplication, regulations or policies that are destructive (welfare to keep families apart or discourage two-parent families or discourage young people from working since they punish the parents) or outdated. Dems are now the spend and spend and refuse to be accountable or take responsibility for their own actions or behaviors and destroy the economy and the military while spreading the wealth around to all who didn’t or won’t work themselves or stealing from the middle and upper classes to fund their pork programs and inefficient, wasteful, nonproductive agencies/programs to keep their people employed. If the agencies, programs, over sites of each one all were being done and duplications, fraud and waste were addressed, there would not be a need for new taxes or raising the debt limit. However, the dems have refused to address the entitlement programs, overreaching policies and regulations and now the massive mess of obamacare destroying people’s access to healthcare with high deductibles and insane push to make everyone pay for others “plans” that their costs of health insurance is impossible for most to pay. The president and reid, murray… dems now want an unlimited credit card and refuse to do a reasonable compromise, this is not a dictatorship. They all need to work together, but many people think it is the GOP and they are wrong. If you really listen the president, he is the one who seems to think he is King and anything and everything should go his way because he says so. If you go against him, he tries to make others look bad and that only works for so long. Too many still buy into his BS, but he still is not King, God, Ruler …. this is still America and truckers, vets and others are now standing up to this mess in DC.

  • disqus_VWYPzEdo7d

    Why are officers obeying theses orders? Will it be shoot to kill next and will they blindly obey that order as well. We don’t have a president we have an Ass whole in Chief!

  • cc

    So sad that “they” all have to act this way.

  • Al Johnson

    The whole premise of this article is bogus. Obama didn’t and doesn’t have the power to shut down anything, It’s all on Congress

  • Joe Ambrosino

    Wait, problem here. Obama shut nothing down, it was in fact, the republicans in the House of Representatives. They, in fact, changed the rules of the House on October 1st to ensure that the Government would be shut down by preventing anyone Democrat or Republican from submitting the Senate CR for a vote.

    http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/14/house-gop-changed-rules-before-shutdown-to-prevent-senate-bill-from-easily-returning-to-house-floor/

  • yokie

    President Obama didn’t shut anything down. That would be the Tea Party enthusiasts.

  • Jon Ryk

    Funny, I thought it was the extreme actions of the Tea Party faction of the Republican party in the House of Representatives that shut down the government and, therefore, shut down these government functions. You see, government 101 tells us that Congress is responsible for setting the budget, not the President. I guess the live coverage on C-Span showing how the House Republicans changed the rules of the House of Representatives to prevent a clean bill to open the government from even coming to the floor for a vote was wrong to. Information is a good thing, as long as the information is correct. Unfortunately, this article is just one of many deceptive articles about the government shutdown.

  • bobcal84

    Real impact of the shutdown – Alaskan King Crab industry, over $400 million per year, hosed because the fishermen must get licenses from the feds each year. See http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2022013844_crabshutdownxml.html

  • Jon Ryk

    It would be really nice if the people that post on this article had half a clue about government and how it works. This forum sounds like tea bag central. Government is such a bad thing until all of a sudden some extreme anti-government thugs manage to shut it down and then all of a sudden the anti-government crowd is whining and moaning and blaming the President who, by the way, did nothing to bring on this shutdown. It was yet another manufactured crisis by the Tea Party. Get educated already.

  • mikeypaw

    Sorry but President Obama did not close any of these. The Tea Party Republicans did and now they are shocked, shocked I tell you that shutting down the Government shuts down things that they like as well as well as things that they don’t like.

  • glove

    Obama didn’t shut down any of those things, they were all shut down by the Teabag Party!

  • Curt Petersen

    Pure Propaganda.

  • Jerry Bono

    Someone explain to me how this is not like a dictatorship.

  • Fact Finder

    Cut the power to this site please.

  • Darrel

    I’m missing something…wasn’t it the Republicans who voted FOR the shutdown as opposition to Obamacare? Now, right-wingers are saying Obama closed things! I need to understand what the thought process is here…It passed in the House and the Senate. The Supreme Court said it was constitutional. The Republican Presidential candidate said he would REPEAL the law as one of the main points on his platform and lost. No Republicans voted for it, so now it’s not legal?

    • Mike

      They didn’t vote for a shutdown. They voted to fund EVERYTHING except Obamacare, and the dumbocrats threw a hissy fit, refused to negotiate anything and shut down the gov’t themselves.

  • PlanB

    It’s true about rushmore, was there Saturday…cones blocking views…rangers everywhere. We pulled into the lower lot to get a side profile view of the presidents for literally a minute along with maybe 20 other cars and as we were leaving rangers arrived and started flashing their lights telling people they can’t be there. What a joke, drove 9 hrs and had an 8 y/o first timer in the black hills with us. Let states fund these sights so it benefits local economies on local budgets. IMHO

  • allie3

    Obama didn’t shut down the government. The crazy Tea Partiers did. And they planned it for a long time. Now they are trying to blame it, and all of the miserable results, on the president. Sleezy.

    • Mike

      The Tea Party does not have the authority to open or close anything, or to fund or not fund anything. Every closure mentioned here is the direct result of the actions of one man and one man only. The sign on the presidents desk reads “The Buck Stops Here.”

  • james

    And guess who caused this shut down and all these problems through out the country, a small minority of Republicans in congress! The majority of statements on here are federally funded no shit they closed down. Anyone who buys into this “article”, is simple minded!!

  • ComenTer

    Obama is disgusting. It has never been more clear than through his actions this month.

  • antiqueone

    I hope all soldiers, police and others remember who ordered these shut downs and told park rangers to make it as difficult for people as possible when it comes time to vote again…or, God forbid, America falls apart completely.

  • Thomas Harding

    I hope the stupid woman photographed for this portal didn’t know she was being shopped for anything more than a Tampex ad…used tampons represent the IQ of most of the Teaparty, afterall!

  • Thomas Harding

    You stupid idiots… LEAVE THE US TO SANE INDIVIDUALS!!! I’m sure there’s nice land in Libya for you to occupy!!!

  • Louis B

    Obama has has own agenda and is trying to provoke civil unrest so he can declare martial law, after that he can suspend or void the constitution, voting and all civil rights. He has FEMA ready to act, with all the ammo, tanks and guns necessary.
    He wont to negotiate, rather fully placed the blame on the Republicans. If you can’t read between the line if you think Obama is lily white, your not only color blind, your not paying attention. When the shit hits the fan it’s too late

  • Louis B

    Lets paint the white House Black and Blue, so we never forget what they have done to this great country, that used to be Red, White and Blue.

  • UpstateNY

    We have the most incompetent and corrupt government in our history.

  • Civil servant

    One thing the house republicans shut down that they shouldn’t – the federal government. All the items on the list would be open, if they hadn’t.

    • realeye

      The House didn’t shutdown anything. That was the Executive Branch that shut agencies down.

  • A VET

    VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE……STOPS PAYMENTS TO WIDOWS OF SOLDERS KILLED ………..OBAMA SUCKS AS A HUMAN

    • realeye

      That’s very unfair of you to identify Obama as a human..

  • ConfusedGirl

    Why is he allowed to do this? I thought the whole point of three branches of government and elected officers was so that no one had that much power. Something is very very wrong and someone has to do something to take back control of a government by and for the people.

  • Reen Christie Bula

    CHange your payroll tax withholding to exempt… We CAN play harball and stop this nonsense. Arrogant thief!

  • Krizl

    How about Camp David with the full time chefs, and hair dressers, and all the recreation areas that are maintained by the Fed Govt, as well as protected by the Secret Service? Why isn’t this closed? The Presidents family should not be taking vacations, or playing golf while the President is throwing a tantrum and refusing to compromise or negotiate.
    Why isn’t the President willing to force ALL the AMerican people, including our Govt Senators, and all other Govt workers, to sign up for the Affordable Care Act? If it is good enough for the rest of the Country, why wouldn’t it be good enough for our elected representatives?

  • Will Harden

    I thought that they, the congress could override a veto by 2/3 vote.

    • realeye

      The Democrat-controlled Senate won’t even let it get to the White House. They can’t stand the thought that if the Thug vetoes the bill, then they could no longer blame the House.

  • anonymous

    They forgot Obama shuts down world and happiness and love and everything that is good. Hahaha…This is my new Onion. I love this site. It is providing me with endless entertainment.

  • armyvet706

    Frickin power hunger criminal!

  • Fed Up

    Okay folks, forget the different parties. What Obama is doing to the American people is communism! He has NO right to force his health plan on anyone. The exemptions for congress etc., are not right. If it is suppose to be so good for the rest of us, what makes them so special to be omitted? And to hurt the American people the way he has by shutting down parks ,etc., to cause us all hurt! How can he lay down at night and feel good about the things he is doing to the American people? Oh, wait I almost forgot, “he isn’t even an AMERICAN”!

  • UnsungPatriot

    Obama: Kiss my a$$, America… I won.

  • mourningdemocracy

    What infuriates me is why wasn’t Obama made to veto these atrocities? He can threaten a veto all he likes without consequence. All it confirms is that his opponents are shaking in their boots and accepts on face value the “threat” of a veto.

    Boehner is right, this is not a game, but he is the one playing it, too. It is a dance in which he willingly and gleefully participates, at the beat of the White House. This is about the very soul of this nation being destroyed and he allows the president to get a pass merely by threatening to veto these massively important issues?

    What is it about Washington that people who go there are quickly re-educated into socialist and anti-American behavior?

    http://www.americanuniverse.net/Articles/130720.aspx

  • Anonymous Guest

    Does anyone find it ironic that the reason for the shutdown is federal involvement in medical care, yet the first item on this list is that the NIH should be kept open?

  • wandrin

    I for one and i’m sure there are others, cannot understand how people have put up with this dictatorial President thus far. Why haven’t the American people raised up and fought back like those in Egypt and Syria. Not with guns but with words demanding his impeachment. Even the democrats are realizing that their choice for a President and his actions are working against their party.

  • jR

    This president is one of the most spiteful I’ve ever seen or heard of in my lifetime. He is showing his dislike for Americans in general, the military and veterans even more so. He is spiteful vindictive and just evil and needs to be impeached.

  • Joe_USA

    I hope that our country will survive obama’s madness.

  • e boy

    that was great

  • Breanda Mc Cabe

    well , the shut down has been over for month, my how quickly people forget what a commie he is ….we are too busy worrying about healthcare and jobs, or lack there of ….

  • ken

    he needs to leave

  • KazTank

    I FULLY BELIEVE THAT HUSSEIN OBAMA IS an al Qaeda insertion and should be dealt with accordingly!!!

  • KazTank

    He is doing everything he can to cause dissent and chaos so he can declare martial law!!! AND THEN WATCH WHAT HAPPENS, God only knows it won’t be good.

  • grim reaper

    we can blame our own government for not getting off their asses and impeaching this lying failure

  • Man-of-Reason

    What a bunch of nut cases. The Republicans shut down the government and then complain about the government shutdown as if it was caused by someone else. Pathetic.

  • mlb_1902

    mooshell does not need all of her staff, more than any other first lady, she does not need cooks or bakers (he uses sugar) so he is gone. She does not need house cleaners or anything else the tax payers pay for. She has a entitlement attitude because her and the zebra are the first blacks to be in the White House. Sure be glad when they are gone.