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CLOSED: Blame the shutdown

October 4, 2013

When Williamstown resident Becky Gallaher looks across Waverly Road at the Ohio River Islands Wildlife Refuge, she can tell something is different....

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Valveguy

Oct-07-13 6:31 PM

Funny thing about this shutdown, the 47% don’t even know it and if they do, it won’t affect them or their vote. They are still getting their checks and their Obama phones still work. All the gov’t worker affected will get their back pay. But others will remember that this president closed an Ocean, a boat ramp, open air war memorial, the Vietnam Memorial and other things that the Gov’t spent more money “closing” then they would normally spent having it open.

Vindictive.

And these people are running your country.

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BeRight

Oct-07-13 6:12 PM

Relax atlas2025, The Republicans passed a bill guaranteeing that all Gov’t workers will get all their back pay.

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atlas2025

Oct-07-13 2:11 PM

Really? What about the party that wants little government intervention in people's lives unless it has anything to do with laws that reflect Christian doctrine then they are all for it?

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atlas2025

Oct-07-13 10:27 AM

Try telling that to the people left without income until this over with. Thankfully the Pentagon is recalling 350.000 workers.

The right has made a hobby out of hating the government.

Thankfully this mess is looking to be upsetting Republican donors.

There may be some big big changes in store for the GOP next year.

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RealityInTheMOV

Oct-07-13 9:26 AM

Only 17% of the government is "shut down". Your dear leader is a farce.

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RealityInTheMOV

Oct-07-13 9:25 AM

Said a senior administration (White House) official: "We are winning...It doesn't really matter to us" how long the shutdown lasts "because what matters is the end result."

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atlas2025

Oct-07-13 8:51 AM

" We logical and intelligent citizens will continue standing up for what's right."

The manner in which you are standing up is making you guys look bad.

You are making yourselves unelectable.

Democrats share the blame for the current state of our government too. But the right is getting exactly what it has wanted for awhile now.

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atlas2025

Oct-07-13 8:47 AM

I have no idea why that site is running and the Amber Alert on isn't.

Weather dot gov is up and running though.

The Lets Move website has not had any activity on since 9/30.

Just because its still up doesn't mean anyone is running it.

The Amber Alert one should be up.

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atlas2025

Oct-07-13 8:41 AM

The problem with compromising with Republicans is that you give them an inch they'll take a mile.

As far as Nancy Pelosi. I just dont care about her one way or the other.

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RealityInTheMOV

Oct-07-13 8:39 AM

Obama ordered the Amber Alert website to be shut down, but leaves Mooch's "Let's Move" website up and running. If that doesn't prove that President Stompy-Foot is trying to "make it hurt", I don't know what does. He is an arrogant, petulant, narcissistic, and a disgrace to the office he holds. You sheep keep believing what you are told. We logical and intelligent citizens will continue standing up for what's right.

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atlas2025

Oct-07-13 8:32 AM

You are right. The Tea Party isn't listed on any ballot and isn't technically open to being voted for.

But what you fail to realise is that the Tea Party forced itself into the political system.

Those aligned with the movement set a precedent that if you did not do as the Tea Party said you would be voted out. Those who weren't aligned with the movement but did so later on and those who came into office because they from the start aligned themselves with the Tea Party by association are the elected officials of that movement.

For quite a few areas in this country. Being a card carrying member of the Tea Party became a qualification to be considered for voting for.

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BeRight

Oct-07-13 7:33 AM

atlas2025: you must not vote: LTS pointed this out earlier: Tea Party is not listed on any bsllot ticket. Rebublicans, Democrate and mayber indendantss. You are watching to much MSNBC

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BeRight

Oct-07-13 7:30 AM

atlas2025: why don't you do a google search find when the last time the Democrats lead by Pelosi compromised with the Republicans.

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atlas2025

Oct-07-13 7:15 AM

Yes Obama care is not that great. But there are far better ways of making your arguments than flailing around and making a fool of yourself and this nation.

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atlas2025

Oct-07-13 7:13 AM

The Tea Party/GOP wants very little to no government(unless it concerns forcing religious doctrine onto others).

Well they got what they wanted.

Now that it is making them look bad they are crying foul and trying to shift blame elsewhere.

Only a hypocrite would complain when someone takes up the same position you have been holding and gives you a taste of your own medicine.

And that would an uncompromising position to which I refer.

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atlas2025

Oct-07-13 7:08 AM

First and foremost. The Republican agenda since day one of Obama's presidency has been to not compromise on anything.

Secondly that policy can be seen in how they set about to make Obama a one term president. That worked out well didn't it.

And since that happened they have been acting like a bunch of little kids that have been denied a toy that their heart desires.

So why should Obama and Democrats negotiate with them.

They aren't coming to the table like a party that is willing to negotiate.

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BeRight

Oct-06-13 4:47 PM

Oh yeah- lets raise the debt limit so we green light increased Gov't spending.

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BeRight

Oct-06-13 4:44 PM

BTW: the only people getting affected by the shutdown are the people who the president and his administration decided would be affected. All the Gov’t employees are getting retroactive paychecks so they are not out any cash. But the Ocean, boat ramps and the WW2 open-air memorial are still closes. The biggest hole in the world, the Grand Canyon closed by the Gov’t. So thanks to the Obama administration, the people who rely on tourist dollars are suffering. Closing the Grand Canyon, how petty. BYW: how do you acutally close the Grand Canyon? Do you put up a big curtain so no one can see it? LOL

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BeRight

Oct-06-13 4:36 PM

Well, there you go again. No one every paid attention to Bachmann but now she is quotable? LOL

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oldhickory

Oct-06-13 3:46 PM

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R) Minnesota – referring to the Government shutdown…. “It’s exactly what we wanted and we got it.”

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exofDevola

Oct-06-13 1:08 PM

This is too much for me.although I am fed up by both parties here, it was the republicans who insisted on the government closing , having the slim down, or just plain ole shutdown. But now they are not happy, everyone does not see it their way, and they are also surprised that things have actually been shut down. I guess they thought it would be business as usual. The fact that it hasn't turned out like that has to be a revenge move by the president. Get over yourself, and earn your pay. It's just a big power play, like who's stronger. It is our country and our government, not a bunch of whiny school kids pouting because healthcare they don't like is actually the law. I can think of ten laws, I don't like, but just because I don't like them I still have to follow them.

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oldhickory

Oct-06-13 1:01 PM

I am quoting Reid to illustrate what Boehner said he WOULD NOT do.

The problem is Extreme Right Republicans want the government shutdown to prove a point but don't want to take the blame for it. Like you they put it on the back of the president whom they never wanted to be successful.

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BeRight

Oct-06-13 12:50 PM

oldhickory: Are you resorting to quoting Harry Reid to support you position? The same Harry Reid who once was remarking apparently with some amazement on the nation's highest-ranking black Democrat as being notably "light-skinned" and having "no ***** dialect unless he wanted to have one”? The same Harry Reid who used a parliamentary maneuver to pass the original Obamacare bill while buying fellow democrat votes with favors? Well, that certainly wins this one for you because we know it is all about winning and not the country.

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oldhickory

Oct-06-13 12:18 PM

Harry Reid

Reid said Boehner never wanted to wage a protracted battle over ObamaCare as part of the negotiations to keep the government running. “I know that that’s not the path he preferred,” Reid said. “I know that because we met the first week we came back in September and he told me that what he wanted was a clean CR and the $988 [billion] number. “We didn’t like the 988 number. We didn’t like it but we negotiated. That was our compromise,” Reid added. “The exact bill that he now refuses to let the House vote on. That was our negotiation.” Many Democrats wanted to set the funding level in the continuing resolution at $1.058 trillion,

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oldhickory

Oct-06-13 12:12 PM

Boehner: It’s pretty clear that the president was re-elected. Obamacare is the law of the land.” .... If we were to put Obamacare into the CR and send it over to the Senate, we were risking shutting down the government. That is not our goal.” -

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