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It’s Quicker This Way?

posted at 8:13 pm on October 5, 2013 by

One of our good friends on the Hugh Hewitt Show is John Ondrasik, the musical force that is Five For Fighting. John has a new album out called Bookmarks, and while on a promotional tour to promote the album, found himself in Washington, D.C. today, and felt the need to go for a little run on the National Mall.

If you haven’t followed his thread on Twitter, it’s @johnondrasik, but the Boss Emeritus has the full timeline over at Twitchy. Here’s just a sample.

John’s subsequent Tweet? I asked him “why do you have to put your hands on me and push me out when I’m leaving anyways”…he replied “it’s quicker this way”…

Look, we know the meme has been written within mainstream media since before the shutdown began. It’s the Republicans’ intransigence that has caused all this. There certainly will be plenty of time to debate the wisdom and efficacy of the strategy. But can we not just recognize what’s going on here? The President is a tyrant. That’s what you call people who act in a tyrannical manner.

MSM might continue to cover up the horrible optics of the childish and despotic lengths President Obama’s administration will go to make sure the effects of the shutdown are felt as painfully as possible to make a political point. But all of you who read this have a voice. You can help by multiplying John’s message by showing what’s really going on. Retweet it, if you’re on Twitter, post it, if you’re on Facebook, or if nothing else, tell others what this government is doing. The fight in Washington is more than just Obamacare. It always has been. It’s about what happens when a government gets too big and decides it doesn’t serve the people anymore.

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I suddenly have this intense urge to go take in the sights in DC.

Lost in Jersey on October 5, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Going Out Of Their Way: Lake Mead Property Owners Forced Out Until Shutdown Ends

The government shutdown is being felt close to home for some locals. They say they’re being forced out of private homes on Lake Mead because they sit on federal land.

Joyce Spencer is 77-years-old and her husband Ralph is 80. They’ve been spending most of their time in the family ice cream store since going home isn’t an option.

The Spencers never expected to be forced out of their Lake Mead home, which they’ve owned since the 70s, but on Thursday, a park ranger said they had 24 hours to get out.

“I had to go to town today and buy Ralph undershirts and jeans because I forgot his pants,” Joyce Spencer told Action News.

The Stewart’s Point home sits on federal land, so even though the Spencers own their cabin outright, they’re not allowed in until the government reopens…

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Pics of the Day: Bend Off And Get Ready Because Here I Come…As Hard As I Can

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Someone needs to compile a list of all the sites Obama is shutting down & how much it costs.

How much money did it cost to put up cones to block people from stopping to take pictures of Rushmore?

Surely this is costing us more money than before the shutdown.

batterup on October 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM

batterup on October 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Of course it is. They are going out of their way to make it as painful on Americans as they possibly can. It is both petty and vindictive.

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 11:40 PM

…the President is an a$shole!

KOOLAID2 on October 5, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I like Koolaid2′s comment, concise, accurate and to the point.

Sandbar on October 6, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Why are people complying with these orders? I’d let them arrest me. See what a magistrate does. Looks pretty bad when you drag the elderly out of their homes because Obama is having a tantrum.

Blake on October 6, 2013 at 6:41 AM

Yep. President HighKneeHole.

Galtian on October 6, 2013 at 8:59 AM

I never thought I’d see the day when the Jefferson Memorial needed a barricade to keep people out. It has to be one of the least visited sites given it’s “out of the way” location.

JetBoy on October 6, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Someone needs to compile a list of all the sites Obama is shutting down & how much it costs.

How much money did it cost to put up cones to block people from stopping to take pictures of Rushmore?

Surely this is costing us more money than before the shutdown.

batterup on October 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM

https://twitter.com/BenYeiser/status/386875401777061888/photo/1

davidk on October 6, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Pics of the Day: Bend Off And Get Ready Because Here I Come…As Hard As I Can

Resist We Much on October 5, 2013 at 11:05 PM

How did the feds get the fog to cover Mt. Rushmore?

HiJack on October 6, 2013 at 12:30 PM

If Teh SCOAMT and Dingy continue to refuse to negotiate, next weekend there will be “No Trespassing/Use of Deadly Force Authorized” signs next to the hastily-erected canvas shrouds covering the memorials.

On a related front, since those with long-term leases of property on Park Service land are being told to “evacuate”, I have to wonder whether the NPS’ next move, whether there is funding or not, is to declare those leases broken and permanently bar private use of that land.

Steve Eggleston on October 6, 2013 at 12:53 PM

One of the ways of toppling a tyrant is for the for government enforcers to refuse to oppress the people.

It is time for the National Park Service and other government entities to refuse to take place in this oppression of the people.

Are they lackies of this tyrant ruler or servants of the people?

MichaelGabriel on October 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

So…when the govt is open, and monuments are staffed, someone throws green paint on Lincoln. But God forbid anyone visit the same place when there’s no one there to protect things.

JetBoy on October 6, 2013 at 7:51 PM

So…when the govt is open, and monuments are staffed, someone throws green paint on Lincoln. But God forbid anyone visit the same place when there’s no one there to protect things.

JetBoy on October

The Fed response to obnoxious and violent OWS vs. peaceful and non-littering Tea Party crowds forecast this exactly.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on October 6, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Oh how I wish for another million biker march.

John the Libertarian on October 6, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Are they lackies of this tyrant ruler or servants of the people?

MichaelGabriel on October 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

They’re union – what do you think the answer is?

Steve Eggleston on October 6, 2013 at 11:02 PM

I’m surprised that, with the Vietnam Memorial also closed, there hasn’t been a surge of Vietnam Vets showing up to tell the government – the one that drafted them and sent them into hell, so they could come home and be spit on – exactly what they think of the barricades.

chotii on October 7, 2013 at 12:03 AM

How did the feds get the fog to cover Mt. Rushmore?

HiJack on October 6, 2013 at 12:30 PM

HARP of course – and chemtrails or something.

netmarcos on October 7, 2013 at 10:56 AM

I’m tellin’ya’ll, Al Capone would be proud of how this Administration is using extortion.

44Magnum on October 7, 2013 at 11:17 AM

HARP of course – and chemtrails or something.

netmarcos on October 7, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Personally, I think it’s smug

JetBoy on October 7, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Add a line to the next continuing resolution: no of this money shall go toward payment of the salaries of park service executives.

agmartin on October 7, 2013 at 12:34 PM

I’m tellin’ya’ll, Al Capone would be proud of how this Administration is using extortion.

44Magnum on October 7, 2013 at 11:17 AM

Even Capone had more class than these thugs.

Sterling Holobyte on October 7, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Even Capone had more class than these thugs.

Sterling Holobyte on October 7, 2013 at 1:22 PM

True dat, right up until he was clubbin your head in with a baseball bat.

44Magnum on October 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM