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Shutdown Shenanigans

From Joe the Plumber...shaka to Cugina!

From Joe the Plumber…shaka to Cugina!


I’ve been traveling again….thus the lack of writing.  However, you’ll be glad to know that even though the “Chicken Little” President and sky-is-falling Democrats insist we are now facing Armageddon, life goes on.  Hubby and I drove from Columbus Ohio to Philadelphia last week.  The roads were open, truckers were driving, planes were flying, people were smiling.  Gee….the only place that isn’t happy is DC.  One silly stunt we noticed was that we thought about stopping at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville PA.  This was the first day of the shutdown/end of the world.  We knew the park would be closed, but the website was also shutdown.  REALLY??????  So even websites don’t work during a shutdown?  What nonsense.  It’s just more proof that Barry and his buddies are trying to make this a visible PR campaign about how horrible the people are who are trying to reign in spending and end Obamacare.

UPDATE:  the Department of the Interior website is back up and running.  Hallelujah!!!

Check this out….the order to barricade the WWII Memorial came DIRECTLY from the White House:  Park Service Says Obama admin Ordered Closure of WWII Memorial 

Oh yeah – and this is good:


LOL!!!!  Obama says he has “bent over backwards” to work with the GOP.

Meanwhile, the House continues to pass resolutions to keep the government open.…and Harry Reid and Barack Obama refuse to consider them:  House to Vote on Back Pay for Furloughed Government Workers

So at this point, I think we need to watch this highlight video of Ronald Reagan jokes.  Be sure to watch to the end because he has a message for Barack Obama 😉  SHAKA to Bob in Texas!

Last but not Least – Carl Adds:


Anyone who has watched Barry over the years knows he can sometimes, many times, play the role of a petulant child. He’s been photographed, angry, and obviously giving someone off camera the middle finger. Mainstream reporters have even written about it.

Now, for whatever reason, maybe simply because of his contempt for citizens, Obama’s healthcare hotline has a telling 800 number. Need healthcare coverage, Just dial 1-800-F**KYO to reach Obamacare’s national hotline Just dial 1-800-F**KYO to reach Obamacare’s national hotline. Yep, and the second and third digit are U and C.

Maybe he can give away free Obama phones for signing up!?!


Hey Obama: Nyet!


Wouldn’t you like to be a fly on the wall while Barry meets with Vlad in Russia?????  Maybe they can discuss the nuances of riding.



Anyhow….Putin says Kerry is a liar (never thought I’d agree with this guy but he’s right on target here):  Russia to Put Up Missile Shield for Syria  I think Putin saw this exchange between Kerry and Rep Jeff Duncan:  The Meat of the Syria Issue is Benghazi  So where are we?  I’ve heard the calls to Congress are 200 to 1 against striking Syria.  More is coming out about the rebels and their atrocities:  Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West Is it really so hard to believe that they are the ones who used chemical weapons?   Note to Barry:  Just say no.

Carl Adds:

Ronald Reagan’s Four Rules For Military Action
Reagan Rule 1: The United States should not commit its forces to military actions overseas unless the cause is vital to our national interest.
Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan

Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reagan Rule 2: If the decision is made to commit our forces to combat abroad, it must be done with the clear intent and support to win. It should not be a halfway or tentative commitment, and there must be clearly defined and realistic objectives.
Reagan Rule 3: Before we commit our troops to combat, there must be reasonable assurance that the cause we are fighting for and the actions we take will have the support of the American people and Congress. (We felt that the Vietnam War had turned into such a tragedy because military action had been undertaken without sufficient assurances that the American people were behind it.)
Reagan Rule 4: Even after all these other tests are met, our troops should be committed to combat only as a last resort, when no other choice is available.
Reagan visits survivors of Beirut Barracks Bombing (241 Marines killed) after taking personal blame for putting his Marines in harm’s way. He immediately pulled troops out of Lebanon in aftermath of terrorist bombing that started the modern era of terrorism. That same week, Reagan rescued 800 US medical students being held by a Marxist dictator in Grenada, also discovering a huge cache of weapons, Cuban, Russian, North Korean, and Libyan forces.  


As a student of his writings, Ronald Reagan would also likely add this: The Commander in Chief must be a serious man, not a political caricature of platitudes. He must enjoy the confidence of those troops he will send into harm’s way, over target, or on the ground. In short, he must be counted on to see through any action he takes.
After fully measuring these rules, looking at them in their historical context, and discussing them with others, the only conclusion one can reach is to oppose the war resolution before Congress.


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