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Answers, please

October 17, 2013

To President Obama, Democrats, Republicans, anyone who can answer: Why won't we secure our borders, yet we chose to close the National Park in Washington D.C....

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Tgrammiex4

Oct-17-13 3:02 AM

Great letter...

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ArtFold

Oct-17-13 4:10 AM

It was Barack Obama and Barack Obama alone who shut down the parks. The parks were ordered to "make it as painful as possible".

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MrShaman

Oct-17-13 5:57 AM

"Is it major construction that has closed the World War II Memorial from its soldiers who sacrificed so much?" - Rich Vacula

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Seriously?? This is meant to be sarcasm...right??

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MrShaman

Oct-17-13 6:01 AM

"Great letter..." - Tgrammiex4

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...IF the writer has been bunkered-down...since November 3, 2008.

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idiottwo

Oct-17-13 6:18 AM

the way the memorials were closed show they were more about a political stunt to make the shut down more visible and to cast blame. Shame on those who made such descisions.

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Capricorn1

Oct-17-13 6:32 AM

the way the memorials were closed show they were more about a political stunt to make the shut down more visible and to cast blame. Shame on those who made such descisions. -idiottwo

It's a shame so many don't see it that way.

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CMReeder

Oct-17-13 8:13 AM

National parks and memorials are like the border.

The government was shutdown because of a last ditch effort to stop Obamacare. The fact that you are upset that memorials were closed instead of government itself speaks volumes. The fact that people were furloughed then called back like for the memorial without pay for 16 days doesn't bother you as much as the memorial was closed to the public.

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MrShaman

Oct-17-13 8:15 AM

the way the memorials were closed show they were more about a political stunt to make the shut down more visible and to cast blame. Shame on those who made such descisions." - idiottwo

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You need to brush-up on your knowledge (or, lack-OF), regarding liability-insurance.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-17-13 8:25 AM

President Obama is a child like man who hopes to inflict pain if he does not get his way.

No other President tried to hurt citizens during a shutdown.

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MrShaman

Oct-17-13 8:25 AM

the way the memorials were closed show they were more about a political stunt to make the shut down more visible and to cast blame. Shame on those who made such descisions. -idiottwo

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It's a shame so many don't see it that way." - Capricorn1

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You've gotta understand...there are QUITE a "few", of us...out, here...that have a better education (thru actual personal-experiences), regarding public-safety/liability-issues; i.e. crap piles-up (due to lack of maintenance/clean-up crews)...someone trips-OVER something...hurting themselves...and, they proceed with a LAWSUIT, for "compensatory"-purposes.

That's the way things go...unfortunately...out, here...in the real-World. You'll get the-hang-of-it, eventually.

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MrShaman

Oct-17-13 8:29 AM

"President Obama is a child like man who hopes to inflict pain if he does not get his way.

No other President tried to hurt citizens during a shutdown." - eriklatranyi

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I'm guessing you've done a fairly-poor-job of convincing ANYone (here), that you're old-enough to (actually) REMEMBER the last shut-down.

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Darlin

Oct-17-13 8:32 AM

Why would the regime choose to close the border? All those undocumented Democratic voters that are entering. They come here for the free food stamps which are actually advertised in Mexico. We have leadership that is harming our economy in order for their own political gain and it is blatantly obvious. Too bad many still think they are doing what is good for this country and they are so wrong.

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leaningright

Oct-17-13 8:39 AM

Rich, you are correct,unfortunately we have "stupid" people from BOTH sides that run our government. Yes, i also agree, we can't keep the border closed off but we make every effort to keep our veterans off of the memorials. We all need to vote for term limits and vote these bumbs from both sides out of office as soon as possible.I personally have never been so disgusted with our government in my 49 years.

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CMReeder

Oct-17-13 8:57 AM

You such a liar Erik. Republicans did this not the President.

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johnnyad3

Oct-17-13 9:00 AM

"vote these bumbs from both sides out of office..."

For all the talk of throwing lawmakers out, how much do you want to bet Marino is reelected next year?

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Capricorn1

Oct-17-13 9:08 AM

You've gotta understand...there are QUITE a "few", of us...out, here...that have a better education (thru actual personal-experiences), regarding public-safety/liability-issues; i.e. crap piles-up (due to lack of maintenance/clean-up crews)...someone trips-OVER something...hurting themselves...and, they proceed with a LAWSUIT, for "compensatory"-purposes.

That's the way things go...unfortunately...out, here...in the real-World. You'll get the-hang-of-it, eventually. -Shaman

LoL your education consists of talking points from MSNBC and the Daily KOS. The folks that run those memorials were already scheduled to get paid all back pay as a result of the shutdown so there is NO reason they shouldn't have been required to work to keep those memorials open. It's called civil service. Your excuses are like the backside you are sitting on.

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Capricorn1

Oct-17-13 9:11 AM

The fact that people were furloughed then called back like for the memorial without pay for 16 days doesn't bother you as much as the memorial was closed to the public. -Reeder

Everyone that was furloughed ARE getting paid all back pay. They essentially got a free paid vacation. I don't feel sorry for any of them.

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JohnZook

Oct-17-13 9:17 AM

Congrats Sham, not one "teabagger" comment after all those comments. Not even a "Dumbya"". That deserves a "that-a-boy"!!

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Capricorn1

Oct-17-13 9:26 AM

I'm guessing you've done a fairly-poor-job of convincing ANYone (here), that you're old-enough to (actually) REMEMBER the last shut-down. Shaman

According to the AP all open air memorials remained open during the last government shutdown under Clinton.

December 17, 1995:

“Tourists were free to wander the halls of the Capitol, touch the walls of the Vietnam Memorial and climb the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to read the Gettysburg Address – those and other similar sites don’t require supervision by federal employees.”

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FortySixand2

Oct-17-13 11:38 AM

Ummmm? A gov't shutdown infers that parks and monuments owned and ran by said gov't are closed. Not a difficult concept.

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CMReeder

Oct-17-13 12:02 PM

They are going to get back pay so it makes it okay to charge the barricades and demand access. The right want the government shutdown and then they cry about it.

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Capricorn1

Oct-17-13 12:42 PM

They are going to get back pay so it makes it okay to charge the barricades and demand access. The right want the government shutdown and then they cry about it. -Reeder

Actually it is our veterans that were the most upset because they were denied access to the memorials for their fallen brothers. And if you are so blind to not recognize that this was a political move by Obama, then either your head is in the sand or you have total blind allegiance to your party. And that Chuck, keeps you from thinking for yourself. Why is it that Clinton kept these sites open, yet Obama found it necessary to close them down?

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Capricorn1

Oct-17-13 12:49 PM

Ummmm? A gov't shutdown infers that parks and monuments owned and ran by said gov't are closed. Not a difficult concept. -Forty

First off this was NOT a government shutdown. It was a partial shutdown with everyone still getting paid, they just didn't have to work for their money. I'll ask you the same thing I asked Chuck, why did Obama find it necessary to close these sites when Clinton made it a point to keep them open. I'll tell you why, it's because Clinton was more of a leader and statesman than Obama will ever be.

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hopeforfuture

Oct-17-13 1:15 PM

Everyone that was furloughed ARE getting paid all back pay. They essentially got a free paid vacation. I don't feel sorry for any of them.- cap Sounds like a good union boss tactic. How many companies have we lost to the unions forcing the companies to pay wages that were unsustainable. I worked for a union one time that forced the company to pay eight hours per day but we were only allowed to work seven hours per day. Unions Gotta Love Um, they really made this economy.

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leaningright

Oct-17-13 1:20 PM

"charge the barricades and demand access. The right want the government shutdown and then they cry about it."-CM REEDER

Reeder-The veterans should have taken the barricades and shoved them you know where on / up the Presidents you know what! Thats my thought pattern. The President as you choose to call him has violated the trust of the armed forces, not a smart move, but then we don't expect smart moves from the idiot in the first place!

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