Category Archives: #Barrycades

Memorial Day Flashback

This post was originally published on 5/27/13. Since then we have had the Barrycades and VA scandals. Today is the day we honor those who died in the service of our nation. Most of them were just kids who died … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Matter What the GOP Says or Does, the Media Will Not Play Fair

(Courtesy of Legal Insurrection) There are some post-mortems being written about the recently-ended clusterfuck in Washington DC known by the misnomer of “the shutdown”. The conventional wisdom is that it was a political and public relations disaster for the Republicans … Continue reading

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Late Night Drunk-Bloggin’ Open Thread

I don’t actually have time to blog, what with working some 60+ hours a week between a full-time+overtime rent-a-human gig (at a major insurance company no less…Irony, your name must be Lola!) and my way-underpaid adjunct faculty gig. But what … Continue reading

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Do You Know This Asshole?

Do you recognize the asshole holding the Confederate flag in the picture above? I am trying to find out who he is. I have combed thru hundreds of pictures from yesterday’s Million Vet March and this asshole shows up in … Continue reading

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Million Vet March – Tearing Down The Barrycades

According to the media this is a protest against the shutdown.

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It’s D-Day!

Today is the day of the Million Vet March on Washington. Sarah Palin promised to attend. I hope it’s a huge success. Today is one of those times I wish I didn’t live in California. This is an open thread.

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Government Shut Down? Hell they shut ME down as well.

Ah- life in Yellowstone! Back to work after injuring my back and being on Social Security Disability since 2009. WONDERFUL! Yellowstone is one of my favorite places in the world. Fresh air, mountains, flowers, wildlife. Hikes in the woods. Tramping … Continue reading

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Just Do It!

Toilet Paper Media: White House: Obama Will Never Negotiate On The Debt Limit Again White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that lifting the debt ceiling will be non-negotiable for as long as Barack Obama is president. “Whether it’s today, … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars – Million Vet March, October 13th, 2013

Facebook: We are all military brats, current and former military spouses and some veterans. We cannot express how utterly disappointed we were that our Greatest Generation were being used as political pawns in the ongoing government shutdown and budget crisis. … Continue reading

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232 > 200

Execrable Klein: How the White House sees the shutdown (and debt ceiling!) fight To the White House, the shutdown/debt ceiling fight is quite simple, and quite radical: Republicans are trying to create a new, deeply undemocratic pathway through which a … Continue reading

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Obama said WHAT??

Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review Online: During his speech today, the president said something rather strange. “If a worker shut down a manufacturing plant until they got what they wanted, they’d be fired,” Obama shouted. I think my head … Continue reading

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Behold! A New Word Is Born! “Barrycade”

I don’t know who started it, but this trendy new word is only three days old: Barrycade 1. A barrier (usually temporary) that exists for no reason. 2. A barrier erected for political reasons. “Dude, Obama barrycaded the park.” “Hey, … Continue reading

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