Government Shutdown Casualty: FLOTUS Twitter
So, the FLOTUS account on Twitter posted this yesterday So, a few questions come to mind: 1) Isn’t Twitter free? 2) If FLOTUS isn’t doing her own TWITTER (for free), can we assume the Twitter position for her is “non-essential” personnel? 3) Do we taxpayers need to be paying someone to Twitter for the FLOTUS, especially since 2 million (37%) of her followers are fake?
White House Agency Ordered WWII Memorial Shutdown, WWII Heroes Retake Memorial
World War II veterans refused to let the Obama government shutdown stand in the way of a once in a lifetime visit to the national World War II memorial in Washington, D.C.
Yet the Obama Administration chose to inflict political pain by closing it. Despicable.
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On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Sarah Isgur to discuss the government shutdown in DC, why Harry Reid should be getting more of the blame for this and a shocking story involving World War II vets being barricaded out of their own memorial.
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A question to establishment Republicans: Do you want American healthcare to turn into the Kansas City, MO, public school district?
“The roller coaster is done in this district.” — Steve Green, Kansas City, Missouri, Public Schools Superintendent, quoted in an article in the left-wing McClatchy-owned Kansas City Star, where the headline reads, “Area districts cheer progress of Kansas City schools.” A KC Star editorial on October 1, 2013, pressured the Missouri legislature to “fix the law allowing students to transfer out of troubled districts and | Read More »
The Most Senseless Boomerang
Just over seven years ago, I was in a high school band that was cool enough with bartenders from the Shreveport, Louisiana area to get to play in bars. I was a senior in high school, and we were just writing music for the sake of doing it. We didn’t have any experience in what we were writing about (a number of the songs were | Read More »
Hold Your Ground and Shut John Cornyn Up
After three years of getting ready, yesterday the nation signed on to get Obamacare only to have websites across America crash. The ones that were not crashing were scam sites designed for identity theft. Amid all of that, if you tried to get Obamacare through an internet search engine, you probably got scammed. “[S]ome of these scam sites actually have better search-engine rankings than official | Read More »
ObamaCare software is incompatible with American hardware
When you try to run software that’s incompatible with your hardware, this is what happens. ObamaCare’s failure is spectacular, and not just the coast-to-coast sharknado of error messages, system crashes, pages not found, and unresponsive technical support. The data processing problems will eventually be worked out; every computer problem can be solved, if you’re willing to spend enough time and money on the effort. The | Read More »
Tweet of the Day, Your Marital Problems Are Not My Business, @FLOTUS edition.
And I’m sorry to hear about them, Mrs. Obama. Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, updates to this account will be limited. #Shutdown — FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) October 1, 2013 I mean, it must have been awful to have your own husband tell you that you’re not an essential part of the government. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Let the Buying Off of Lobbyists Begin
Talking to a member of Congress this morning, he tells me leadership staffers are sitting around dreaming up new, creative ways to lose this fight. He admits his cynicism is running high and is convinced Republican leadership staff are championing a loss as an “I told you so moment” to buttress a “should have listened to us” line.He is angry at his own side.More troublesome, | Read More »
Obama Says, “I Shouldn’t Have to Offer Anything”. He Already Has.
On the eve of the government shutdown last night, Obama remarked that “I shouldn’t have to offer anything”, and that he’s always ready to have a conversation: “Steve when you say what can I offer? I shouldn’t have to offer anything,” Obama said. “They’re not doing me a favor by paying for things that they have already approved for the government to do. That’s part | Read More »
The Path Forward
Republicans have spent the past few days leading up to the overly-hyped October 1 deadline negotiating with themselves. The House moved from full defunding of Obamacare to delay for one-year, in conjunction with repeal of the medical device tax. Then they passed another CR merely delaying the individual mandate along with eliminating the congressional exclusion. Then they passed a resolution attempting to go to conference | Read More »
Surprise, The World Spins On
As I type this — having gone to bed around 1 a.m. and back up now just after 4 — the government is still shut down. I know what you’re thinking. “How am I still alive?” Seriously. The government is shut down and the world is spinning on. You and I are still alive. In a few hours, my kids will go off to a | Read More »
The Liberal Media Shutdown
Liberal Media Shutdown Rather than engaging the in the crisis mode editorializing on the government shutdown I would like to speculate on a more productive course of action. Presently the media is in a full frontal attack on the remaining vestige of American statesmanship. At Redstate we know that there is a viable alternative to getting your news from the mouthpiece of the Democrat party. | Read More »
What is our bottom line?
For several weeks I have been arguing against using the CR as a vehicle for an Obamacare fight, but now that the battle is joined it is imperative that it ends in a successful outcome. My question now for the community is what outcome or outcomes we would regard as successful. My criticism of the strategy has always been that it appears to be an | Read More »
John Boehner Is Scared Conservatives Are Gaining Momentum
John Boehner is scared conservatives are beginning to gain traction on the issue of defunding Obamacare. How do I know?David Winston is rigging a poll to get some desired results.Winston is a John Boehner adviser and his preferred pollster. In fact, internally, some Republicans grouse that Beohner uses Winston to direct his lead on issues instead of just . . . well, you know. . | Read More »