Charging the Barry-cades

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It appears the Emperor Barack I has decided to double-down on his “make it hurt” policy. Federal employees are barricading open-air monuments in Washington D.C.:

Before we go any further, let us note once again how contrived it is to shut down entryways to a wide open space out in the middle of a park.

This is not a building, like a museum, that has doors and staffers and guides. This is fucking scenery.

And yet the erected artificial barriers to block people from walking through outdoor scenery.

Voila! Now we can pretend a memorial standing unsupervised out in the open is a “National Park” or “Open Air Museum” and close it to pedestrian traffic (and people can in fact just walk through this thing in their normal transversing of the city).

Now, that out of the way: They then took the next step.

When they were informed that the Honor Flight was on the way, and that they should make one exception for the veterans of WWII and open up the artificial barriers they had erected to make a political point, they refused.

Palazzo, a Gulf War Marine veteran who has participated in all five of the Honor Flights, blames the White House for making it harder on veterans and playing politics. “At first I thought it was a huge bureaucratic oversight,” Palazzo told The Daily Caller, “but having talked with the officials I can’t help but think this was politically motivated. Honor Flights, which bring WWII veterans to the nation’s memorials, are planned a year in advance and cost anywhere between $80,000 to $100,000. How low can you get with playing politics over our nation’s veterans?”In a statement, Palazzo noted that he is introducing legislation to ensure that all Honor Flights are granted access this week. “This is an open-air memorial that the public has 24/7 access to under normal circumstances — even when Park Service personnel aren’t present,” Palazzo said in the statement. “It actually requires more effort and expense to shut out these veterans from their Memorial than it would to simply let them through. My office has been in touch with NPS officials and the Administration to try to resolve this issue.”

There are no “schedule hours” for scenery. The monument does not close on weekends, or at night.

Because it’s scenery.

It is a feature of the landscape.

And yet these See You Next Tuesdays attempted to create a fake “entryway” into a landscape feature so they could block it off and say “the Building is closed.”


I am hoping for a spontaneous protest to form as thousands of American citizens force their way past the “Barry-cades” and visit our national monuments and memorials.

Stay tuned.


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89 Responses to Charging the Barry-cades

  1. lyn says:

    Barry-cades is perfect! LOL.

  2. The Klown says:
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    • Lulu says:

      I want to know if the “Keeper of the Wigs” is deemed essential. Or is a SS agent is trained as a backup.

      • Somebody says:

        How about the make-up artist? I DEMAND the make-up artist be considered essential staffing. Without her wig handler Mooch could keep her hair back in a nub; but Mooch’s face au naturel is a bridge too far. That’s cruel and unusual punishment and is forbidden by the Constitution.

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  7. foxyladi14 says:

    HERE IS THE PROBLEM, 😡

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  9. DeniseVB says:

    This is freaking costing more than leaving it open. Forklift guy is probably making more an hour than and NPS guy …..

  10. jeffhas says:

    See – this is the only way this could turn for the Repubs… right now they are being blamed for the shutdown… but the longer it goes, and if they can show how petty this White House is (and let’s face it, this WH can’t help themselves)… THEN, maybe it will turn, and Obama will get the stinking albatross wrapped around his neck.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Wish the media would cover this clusterf**k honestly. Obama doesn’t want Obamacare exemptions for his buddies. The GOP wants NO ONE exempt, waivered or subsidized.

      • Sandress says:

        They don’t want subsidies? Seriously? Do they want to bring back debtors prisons, then? I mean, this whole turd of a law can die in a fire, SHOULD die in a fire. But no subsidies is ridiculous.

    • Lulu says:

      They have also furloughed much of the CIA so they can blame any bad stuff on Repubs. I would think they are essential. Is Bronco sending federal employees home who meet the essential designation per law? Spite is a characteristic behavior of narcissists.

      • Somebody says:

        The CIA is furloughed? They’ve always been considered essential, not the secretaries and clerks but most of the agency employees.

        I bet the IRS employees investigating the tea party are deemed essential, we should check on that. NPS employees that erect barrycades are apparently essential so we see. I wonder what other employees Emperor Ohole has determined by petulant decree to be essential or non-essential?

        Sadly, I have little faith the media will hold teh one accountable. I have even less faith the R’s will demand accountability as to where Ohole comes off thinking he can decide all this stuff like a dictator. The R’s have been handed a gift by the D’s and Ohole’s pettiness and spitefulness; but somehow I doubt they’ll capitalize on it. The R’s can always be counted on to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

        • Lulu says:

          I think they are either lying or did send people home illegally for spite. Clapper and whatever his name is were testifying this morning that the partial shutdown will have a cumulative adverse effect on national security. Nothing is beyond them to get what they want. I think it may be impeachable since national security is job number one of a CIC prezzie. Not that the Senate Dems would do it but a flipped Senate might especially if a major terror incident occurs because of WH (and hardening of the arteries behavioral problems Harry).

          Now the CDC is closing down the flu vaccine program. I got mine Monday. And the WH claims to be concerned with the nations health. Liars.

        • Constance says:

          Well MSNBC and CNN will blame Republicans but then they don’t have many viewers. FOX will be pretty balanced and they have the most viewers.

    • swanspirit says:

      Obama is the stinking albatross wrapped around the neck of the American people

  11. Lulu says:

    Obama blinked. Sort of. The four leaders of both houses invited to the WH at 5:30. So he has ignored Harry Reid.

    • angienc says:

      Well, there was talk he’d have to cut his Asia vacation — oops, I mean “goodwill tour” — in half from 4 stops to 2 because of the shutdown.
      Barry can’t have that.

  12. fif says:

    It’s all theater for this predictable Hollow Man.

    • Lulu says:

      Now the Park Service is letting the WWII honor vets in only. They are saying it is a first amendment issue. Liars. They lost the PR battle.

  13. Lulu says:

    US Park Service says they were ordered to close facilities such as the WWII memorial by the OMB which is run by the WH. I bet they are ignoring the law passed after the last shutdown designating what is and is not essential.

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  16. votermom says:

    I wish someone would file a class action suit

    • Lulu says:

      IRS is accepting payments but not issuing refunds during the partial shutdown. That had to be ordered too because it is automated. The deadline is 10/15 so a lot of tax returns going in now.

      • votermom says:

        Wait, issuing refunds is automated but they ordered it stopped?
        🙄

        • Lulu says:

          “The government shutdown, which began Tuesday morning, has sent an estimated 800,000 employees home government-wide, including more than 85,000 IRS employees, according to the agency’s contingency plan. That leaves just slightly more than 9 percent of the IRS’s staff on the job.”
          “That’s too few to process refunds, but that does not let taxpayers out of their obligations.”
          http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/2/irs-collecting-money-not-sending-refunds-during-sh/
          They cannot cooperate with Congressional hearings either. Since almost all returns are filed electronically I have to say this is baloney. Unless the return kicks out an exception it should be fully automated including any refund. Another something to do out of spite.

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  18. The Klown says:

    UFB:

    National Park Officials closed down the educational Claude Moore Colonial Farm near the CIA in McLean, Va., even though the federal government doesn’t fund or staff the park popular with children and schools. Just because the privately-operated park is on Park Service land, making the federal government simply its landlord, the agency decided to close it.

    A Claude Moore Colonial Farm official said that the privately-funded staff is on the job Wednesday, but barred from letting anybody visit the historically accurate buildings or animals. Anna Eberly, the managing director, sent out an email decrying the decision and rude National Park Service staff handling the closure.

    Pointing to Park Service claims that parks have to be closed because the agency can’t afford staff during the government closure, Eberly wrote: “What utter crap. We have operated the Farm successfully for 32 years after the NPS cut the Farm from its budget in 1980 and are fully staffed and prepared to open today. But there are barricades at the Pavilions and entrance to the Farm. And if you were to park on the grass and visit on your own, you run the risk of being arrested. Of course, that will cost the NPS staff salaries to police the Farm against intruders while leaving it open will cost them nothing.”

    She added: “In all the years I have worked with the National Park Service, first as a volunteer for six years in Richmond where I grew up, then as an NPS employee at the for eight very long years and now enjoyably as managing director for the last 32 years — I have never worked with a more arrogant, arbitrary and vindictive group representing the NPS. I deeply apologize that we have to disappoint you today by being closed but know that we are working while the National Park Service is not — as usual.”

    • votermom says:

      I wonder if a clever lawyer might make this a 1st amendment violation.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’ve given up on clever lawyers from the right because all these new fangled laws puts money in their pockets too. 😉

        • The Klown says:

          As I keep saying, I don’t trust either side. I cheer for the obstructionists. When the Democrats are in power the Republicans are the obstructionists. When the GOP is eventually on top again I’ll be cheering for the Democrats to obstruct them.

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  23. We are seeing an idiot who thinks he’s a savant self-destruct before the nation’s eyes. If only there were a means of communicating that to the people……….oh, well.

  24. votermom says:

    Boom.

  25. wmcb says:

    HAHAHA!

  26. The Klown says:
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    • Somebody says:

      OK I have to throw out a BS flag on the kids with cancer can’t enter clinical trials because of government shut down. I speak from my personal experience having had a child with cancer.

      Pediatric clinical trials are run through the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) which is an international consortium made up of pediatric oncology teams and scientific researchers with more than 7,500 experts worldwide. So what about the COG officials in other countries are they taking their marching orders from DC now? I think not.

      True the COG does get a lot of funding from NCI, but they also recieve private donations. The doctors tasked with overseeing clinical trials are practicing doctors in pediatric oncology clinics, they aren’t government employees. Again there may be some government hack that shuffles paperwork, but the COG doctors oversee the trials and there is absolutely no reason a child diagnosed can’t be entered into a trial. I’m not aware of any federal pediatric oncology clinics. In fact I was in a pediatric oncology clinic just yesterday for my daughter’s long term follow up and the clinic was operating as normal.

      Beyond that the COG sets standard protocols for every type of pediatric cancer, so that if you opt not to have your child in a study there is a standard protocol. So any child diganosed will be getting treatment using a standard protocol if for some bizarre reason entry into trials is disrupted. In fact the trials always have a standard arm which is the standard protocol that arm is in essence the control group of the study.

      Private practice pediatric oncologists are interested in saving the lives of their patients they’re not interested in politics. Clinical trials will continue with or without the NCI, I assure you of that. They all confer with each other routinely now on various cases, they don’t need a government intermediary. I agree that a long term disruption of the NCI would start to cause problems, but not a 24 hour disruption, IMHO.

      • 1539days says:

        Remember, Obama is purposefully making it hurt. He is closing national sites that are not staffed by federal employees simply because he can.

  28. The Klown says:

    AOSHQ:

    RNC will announce it will privately pay to keep the WWII Memorial open for 30 days.

  29. wmcb says:

    THIS. All this BS is happening because the Dems crammed through a major change in our system with a crappy, unread, unpopular, widely despised bill with ZERO bipartisan support. When you do that, the INTENTIONAL gridlock built into our system kicks in.

  30. Ann says:

    Nice comments below the tweet. shesh

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  34. wmcb says:

    I think my husband is a wee bit upset with a hospital bureaucrat he just spoke to on the phone. I heard him say “Bitch-headed cunt-sucking DICK. I hope you die and then your pussy gets cancer.” (After he hung up.) And no, he’s not RAVING mad, he said it calmly.

    This is why those of you who think I get raunchy must understand, I live with THAT former Naval officer, so I think I’m pretty mild. 😀

    • Somebody says:

      LOL! I understand completely, my hubby was an air traffic controller for 31 years at a busy facility working fast moving jets most of the time. They operate under high stress situations quite often and the foul language can and does fly. I think curse words are part of their training, snicker!

      Like you I can be raunchy sometimes, but I live in similar circumstances.

    • swanspirit says:

      That pretty much describes quite a few hospital admins /bureaucrats I have known , of both genders ( or however many there are these days )

    • DandyTIger says:

      I totally love the combination of bitch-headed and dick. Inspiring.

      • wmcb says:

        LOL! He totally mixes genders and organs all up when he swears. I have no idea if it was even a man or a woman he had talked to.

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