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Email tells feds to
make sequester as
painful as promised

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 3/5/2013 5:16:09 PM

The Obama administration denied an appeal for flexibility in lessening the sequester’s effects, with an email this week appearing to show officials in Washington that because they already had promised the cuts would be devastating, they now have to follow through on that. In the email sent Monday by Charles Brown, an official with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Brown asked “if there was any latitude” in how to spread the sequester cuts across the region to lessen

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: slickbgone, 3/5/2013 5:20:47 PM     (No. 9210011)

This should lead every nightly news cast. Despicable.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 3/5/2013 6:07:49 PM     (No. 9210083)

Take the phones away and the "free" school meals. That will hit them where it hurts.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: CEP, 3/5/2013 6:13:16 PM     (No. 9210090)

I do hope that Air Force one is grounded along with the plane that Michelle likes to use on a daily basis. She can just do her lets move in the White House.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LAW428, 3/5/2013 6:27:23 PM     (No. 9210114)

Now, honestly, what sort of President wants to inflict as much pain on citizens as he can to get what he wants? Is this what his voters bargained for? This fake "leader," in any other age, would be impeached and hounded out of Washington.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 3/5/2013 6:41:07 PM     (No. 9210132)

Zippy is using the same tactics as his pal in Venezuela. And we now know how well that worked out for him. Enjoying the Lake of Fire, Hugo?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 3/5/2013 7:46:25 PM     (No. 9210219)

I say fight fire with fire. As long as Obama wants to inflict pain on Americans because he didn´t get his way, then deny him any funds to take his vacations with. After all, Obama squanders taxpayers money to fund all his luxurious vacations with so far.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 3/5/2013 8:08:59 PM     (No. 9210252)

What kind of president wants to inflict pain on America you ask? A marxist liberal democrat for one thing. The liberal idiots currently running Oregon into the ground have the same attitude when they are prevented by the voters from getting their way. It is truly dispicable behaviour.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 3/5/2013 8:22:18 PM     (No. 9210265)

He´s a clown, that Charley Brown.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MsMontana, 3/5/2013 8:53:18 PM     (No. 9210295)

The Resident hates us and he sure as hell doesn´t respect us.

I don´t know about the rest of you, but I can say for sure,coming from here, that the feeling is mutual.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Quaestio, 3/5/2013 9:13:54 PM     (No. 9210328)

I grew up with the idea that it was not good to hate anyone, that such feelings were destructive to oneself. So I despise these people with every fiber of my being. It has gotten to the point that I don´t think I could have a civil conversation with an Obama voter, and that increasingly includes my family.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: uno, 3/6/2013 6:39:29 AM     (No. 9210679)

Merely another glimpse at the contempt the Obamboozler and his hand-picked administration truly have for this country and the American people.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/6/2013 7:06:21 AM     (No. 9210720)

Quick, send out the request from to see other E-mails from other administrators. Otherwise this will be a single administrator operating independently.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Crosscut, 3/6/2013 7:07:46 AM     (No. 9210726)

Can not imagine the outcry from the Media if Republicans got caught doing this.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Janjan, 3/6/2013 7:20:00 AM     (No. 9210743)

Obama is quickly losing the people and the media on this one. It is mostly a non-story and as one liberal said, the worst thing that could happen is if this doesn´t cause the pain they predicted. Obama lied completely about every bit of it so now the hapless political hacks that work for him are forced to make fools of themselves trying to find ways to punish us. Bring it. Let´s cut another $85 billion.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rinktum, 3/6/2013 7:28:45 AM     (No. 9210750)

Any means to an end is Obama´s philosophy. Of course this is what he does because it furthers his agenda and gives him great satisfaction. Obama is despicable, but the media is worse. We are all paying for their inability to report anything negative about their guy.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rusino, 3/6/2013 7:29:33 AM     (No. 9210756)

Oh, I wonder why I believe Mr. Browns read on this rather than Vilsack? mr, Brown is probably not telling a lie.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 3/6/2013 7:43:42 AM     (No. 9210774)

The evil that is the Obama administration will continue unabated.
Wanna know why?
Because a story like this only shows up in the Washington Times, not the Washington Post.
To paraphrase Newman, they control the information.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 3/6/2013 8:00:49 AM     (No. 9210803)

If you haven´t done this, or even thought about it, here´s how you do it:

http://www.foia.gov/how-to.html

Think about it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: enuf8, 3/6/2013 8:08:39 AM     (No. 9210823)

Only 1/2 of the 85 Billion is due to be cut, the rest the limp spines said could be cut in later yeara. They need to do the 85 billion now, since it will not take effect until the new fiscal year.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/6/2013 8:13:44 AM     (No. 9210832)

Last night, Mark Levin pointed out that the president and his family and the WH are exempt from sequester.
Locking the WH door is pure theatrics.
I say if the People seek entre to the People´s House, they GET entre to the People´s House.
Let them tour it from top to bottom, after all, it is OUR House.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: mrduc, 3/6/2013 9:07:03 AM     (No. 9210950)

The fed is printing $85Billion a month. So-called sequester ´cuts´ of $85Billion are a joke.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: OhMy, 3/6/2013 9:39:06 AM     (No. 9211026)

The sequester is a token and not really a cut. How about putting a provision in the continuing resolution that all funding is removed from implementing the costly, wasteful, Obamacare entitlement which would bankrupt the nation even IF it were in a sound financial position from the start. This would also save a bundle in court costs fighting the unconstitutional contraceptive mandate in Obamacare. Here is a cut that would give an immediate benefit far greater than any pain Obama could make up from the sequester cuts.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: stryker714, 3/6/2013 9:56:13 AM     (No. 9211069)

Of course bamboozler is going to wipe clean everything that America holds close in the way of patriotic/heritage/nostalgic events, now that he has more excuses. What a scrooge on America but not just at Christmas.

One has to wonder if Mister man-child vendetta has an idea how cutting off tours to the White House makes him look even more like a Police state dictator? It´s almost certain that Mao, Lenin, Stalin, Ho Chi Minh, etc didn´t let just anyone come around willy nilly for a silly/risky tour either: Too many citizens had reasons for a grudge, just like bamster. He´s already made it clear he thinks he owns the White House for life and he´ll also by gosh says who gets to touch it/visit.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Grambo, 3/6/2013 10:03:21 AM     (No. 9211082)

If Congress and the courts have the power to hold the president in contempt, can We the People do so too? I think the founders missed that one.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: RancherJack, 3/6/2013 10:31:55 AM     (No. 9211149)

#2

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Watlines, 3/6/2013 10:34:15 AM     (No. 9211157)

Caught in another lie:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Wonder if the lofo´s and media regret noting voting for Mitt Romney?



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Reply 27 - Posted by: Analyn, 3/6/2013 10:37:58 AM     (No. 9211168)

I honestly don´t understand why those illegal criminal aliens couldn´t have been put in a bus and driven 50 miles into Mexico and let out instead of let out on the streets of America.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: dman, 3/6/2013 11:04:56 AM     (No. 9211240)

The Emperor isn´t "incompetent" and "over his head". The Emperor is evil.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: southernstorm, 3/6/2013 12:00:35 PM     (No. 9211353)

Seems the White House is contacting all state democrats that hold offices to pass on their scare tactics. Just yesterday in our local Salisbury, NC news paper, it was reported N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler (democrat)is worried that across-the-board federal spending cuts required by Washington could slow meat inspections at North Carolina slaughterhouses and hurt farmers and chicken, beef and bacon consumers.
When I read it, I assumed someone in the White House had shoved their hand up Trexler´s butt and was moving his mouth.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: southernstorm, 3/6/2013 12:05:49 PM     (No. 9211368)

Read on Drudge the White House employs 3 calligraphers for a yearly total of $277,050 salaries. Sounds like a good place to pinch pennies.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Tulsa, 3/6/2013 12:05:51 PM     (No. 9211369)

Extensive work is being done (upgrades) of the West Wing. The estimate was 2 years?? to complete. ie., long time.

It seems o had an exact replica of the Oval Office built from which to work.

Notification that the usual entrance is closed until further notice was sent out some time ago.

Sequestration has Nothing To Do with the WH being closed. None.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 3/6/2013 12:14:14 PM     (No. 9211383)

Remember that frightening opening scene in ´2016: Obama´s America´ when he ranted on the big screen about changing the greatest nation on earth? We´re there, folks, and it´s getting serious.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Tulsa, 3/6/2013 12:40:34 PM     (No. 9211454)

Question: To anyone who knows and I´m certain Lucianne does.

The Oval Office isn´t on the cattle tour is it?

I bet the Biddle china room still is. Oh the humanity! Postive the chirren are loving that.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Quiet Observer, 3/6/2013 1:11:26 PM     (No. 9211545)

If Obama was smart, he could use the sequester to further his anti-gun agenda by: 1) cancelling all pending ammunition purchases by federal agencies, particularly the ones for hollow-point bullets that only have one purpose – to kill, and 2) since he is absolutely certain that no one needs to protect them self with a gun – eliminating the Secret Service. He could use some of the savings from these 2 cuts to re-open the White House to visitors as a “Gun-Free-Zone”. As an added bonus, putting his money where his mouth is might help him regain some of the credibility he lost due to his bogus sequester scare tactics.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: hxbuff, 3/6/2013 1:28:47 PM     (No. 9211604)

No, the Oval Office is not on the tour. None of the West Wing is. You have to know someone at the White House to get in there.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: lana720, 3/6/2013 1:41:16 PM     (No. 9211639)

At the rate we spend, wouldn´t $85 billion take about a week of cuts across the board of all agencies and programs?
I want to see where the actual cuts are and how much and how long they last.
Watch out for the window dressing and go inside and look around. Are the shelves really that empty?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Tulsa, 3/6/2013 1:43:26 PM     (No. 9211643)

Thx #35. Or have a companion on the ´cattle tour´ raise such a stink and/or drop a name and be pulled aside by a WH guard and given a tour of the West W. achieves the same result. It also helps if potus is out of town ...better yet the Country.

And this very nice event was not during this administration.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: stymie82, 3/6/2013 3:08:11 PM     (No. 9211763)

All the precious fed workers are home today with full pay even though it is just raining. Has anyone noticed the difference? Would anyone notice if they were sent home forever?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 3/6/2013 4:05:08 PM     (No. 9211844)

Perhaps Stephen Dinan is unclear on the concept, but the White House is NOT the president´s home. I have no idea if he even has a home except maybe in Chicago somewhere, but the White House is OUR house, he is merely the current resident. Sadly.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: spengler, 3/6/2013 4:05:13 PM     (No. 9211845)

"We must do anything we possibly can to damage or destroy the United States of America."

"My political opponents shall soon feel the power of my Drones."

"Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name."

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Posted By: SoCalGal- 3/16/2014 4:36:23 PM     Post Reply
The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., founder of the hate-fueled Westboro Baptist Church, is at “the edge of death,” his son reports. Nathan Phelps, who fled the infamous Kansas church more than 30 years ago, claims his notorious father was kicked out of the congregation he built and is now spending his final days in hospice care. “I´ve learned that my father, Fred Phelps, Sr., pastor of the "God Hates (deleted to clear site filter)" Westboro Baptist Church, was ex-communicated from the ‘church’ back in August of 2013,” Nathan Phelps wrote on Facebook. “He is now on the edge of death at

MH370 flew as low as 1,500m
to avoid detection, says paper

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Malaysian Insider [Malaysia], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/16/2014 11:59:43 PM     Post Reply
As the search for the missing flight MH370 enters its 10th day with few clues as to its whereabouts, the New Straits Times said today the Boeing 777-200ER dropped 5,000 feet (1,500m) to evade commercial radar detection. In an exclusive story, the government-backed paper said investigators analysing MH370’s flight data revealed that the 200-tonne, fully laden twinjet descended 1,500m or even lower to evade commercial (secondary) radar coverage after it turned back from its flight path en route to Beijing. (Snip) Investigators poring over MH370’s flight data had said the plane had flown low and used “terrain masking” as it

Top Republican: U.S. needs 1 million
more immigrants, not less

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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A top Republican campaigning for immigration reform is warning that America needs at least 1 million more immigrants every year just for basic farming and construction jobs, not ban like some in the party are advocating. Carlos Gutierrez, Commerce secretary under former President George W. Bush, said that without more immigrants, businesses won´t be able to grow because there aren´t enough workers available. And helping them could boost the Republican Party, added the former Kellogg Co. executive. Speaking at a Republican confab, he said that comprehensive immigration reform passed in the Senate and rejected by

Boston mayor to miss St. Patrick´s
parade over exclusion of gay marchers

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Reuters, by Elizabeth Barber    Original Article
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BOSTON- Boston´s Irish-American mayor will not march in the city´s St. Patrick´s Day parade on Sunday after failing to hammer out a deal with organizers to allow a group of gay and lesbian activists to march openly. Mayor Marty Walsh had tried to negotiate a deal with organizers, the conservative Allied War Veteran´s Council, to allow members of MassEquality, one of Massachusetts´ largest gay activist groups, to join the parade. "So much of our Irish history has been shaped by the fight against oppression," Walsh, the city´s first Irish-American mayor in 20 years, said in a statement. "As mayor of

What killed off the giant beasts
– climate change or man?

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Observer [UK], by Robin McKie    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/16/2014 10:05:46 AM     Post Reply
They were some of the strangest animals to walk the Earth: wombats as big as hippos, sloths larger than bears, four-tusked elephants, and an armadillo that would have dwarfed a VW Beetle. They flourished for millions of years, then vanished from our planet just as humans emerged from their African homeland. It is one of palaeontology´s most intriguing mysteries and will form the core of a conference at Oxford University this week when delegates will debate whether climate change or human hunters killed off the planet´s lost megafauna, as these extinct giants are known. "Creatures like megatherium, the giant sloth,

‘Cold war is over’: Putin media chief
says Russia only country ‘capable of
turning U.S. into radioactive dust’;
Obama’s hair turning gray as a result

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MichelleMalkin.com, by Doug Powers    Original Article
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The head of Russia’s state news agency and Vladimir Putin’s hand-picked propagandist, Dmitry Kiselyov, isn’t really going out of his way to keep the chest-thumping to a minimum: [Tweet] Maria Danilova @mashadanilova - As US condemns Crimean vote, Russian TV host Kiselyov warns: “Russia is the only country capable of turning the U.S. into radioactive dust.” [End Tweet] - Job offer from North Korea incoming. John Kerry has given Kiselyov until tomorrow to take this back. I’ve read that losing sleep because Russia can turn the U.S. into “radioactive dust” (and a general fear of Putin) is Kiselyov’s explanation for


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