President Barack Obama has called off his trip to Malaysia to tackle the US government shutdown, the office of Malaysia´s PM Najib Razak has said. Secretary of State John Kerry will represent him next week instead, the office said. The US government has partially shut down after the two houses of Congress failed to agree a new budget. More than 700,000 federal employees face unpaid leave, and national parks, museums and many buildings are closed. Mr Obama earlier vowed not to allow Republicans to undermine his signature healthcare legislation as a condition to restart the US government. "They demanded ransom," Mr Obama said.
Comments: So Kerry gets to go to Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines. Pity the trip doesn´t include Vietnam. . . .
There´an even bigger problem loming as MO´s twitter account has been suspended due to the shut down How the hell are people supposed to know what to eat or drink during this?
But the question to me is,why would she close twitter if she´s simply a private citizen.It says one of two things. All her advice is spoonfed to her by a liberal health consultant or MO herself is on the government payroll.
In these people´s deluded minds,they could think that MO is so popular,it´ll cause an uprising by people who follow her for whatever reason.
That news is worth the shutdown alone. At least we won´t have to listen to obama tell the Malaysians how great a culture, a people they are, how exceptional they and how they molded him into the greatest world leader ever! Things he would never say about Americans. I loathe the Marxist, racist in our White House. He is a petty little man.
I thik it is going retty good. On the news, robin was lamenting that the CDC was shut down and how could we handle our flu shots. "Just fine, Robin." Sure the cdc does some important things, iguess. but how bout with 50 employees and prioritize those items and then let the USA figure out our own flu shots etc. This shut down show how truly big and unnecessary most of the federal govt is. Also they don´t work on the week-end so why doesn´t the USa go shaky over that every week?
The kids on the playground (congress) are at it again, fighting as usual. The playground thugs, obama and reid, who started the fight are bullying again, as usual. Too bad there is not a padded cell somewhere where we could shut the two partisan, pandering, pillagers permanently!
His M.O. is leaving and travelling overseas when a problem in DC may make him look bad. So we have an airplane ( we pay for) that has more miles on it than Santa´s sleigh. Any bet he´ll come up with some executive order giving him use of that plane no matter the reason.
Have Indonesian friend who lives in Bali. It is common knowledge there that Obama is both Muslim and Indonesian - he could only have attended an Indonesian school as an Indonesian. She said he also was speaking perfect Indonesian last time he was there. He is not fooling the rest of the world - this fraud is only fooling the Dem voters. Closing the National Parks insults the Americans who paid for them and our foreign visitors. How is he improving Americas image abroad? This petty man diminishes the Presidency and America every time he speaks. Ground AF1 and arrest this fraud and his co conspirators and illegally appointed Cabinet.
#26 Another Obama lie. He originally said he could only remember a few words. The Huffington Post bragged in 2009 about hearing a long conversation he had with a native Indonesian in fluent Bahasa Indonesian.
#26´s idea to "Ground AF1 and arrest this fraud" would be totally awesome for the country, IMHO. After all, President Charles Logan, in the TV series 24 was arrested for his crimes and the country survived. 24 was all fiction with a lot of imitating life taking place; so why couldn´t we have life imitating fiction for a while?
National parks closed eh.. the last time I was at Yosemite the majority of tourists were Germans. Not nice of our glorious Comrade leader to lock out all those foreign tourists.
The State of California raised rates on all of their state parks system. One in San Diego (Silver Strand) is located on the ocean and has camping space for a lot of RV´s and daytime parking for cars. Just like the Feds, they created a massive budget debt and their answer was to raise rates for RV´s and to start charging $10.00 a day for car parking, year round. They had to put someone in a booth to collect the money.
The car lot is mostly empty now, and all the cities North and South have free parking at their beach lots. That includes Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Coronado, La Jolla and so on. Those cities recognize that free car parking means that business thrives in those beach areas. Marxists never learn.
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Ida lil, 10/3/2013 12:45:56 AM (No. 9547519)
If the Obe is having another fling off shore we will not have to see or him for a few days. Maybe he can be stranded due to lack of money to buy fuel.No nation should allow him to charge anything based on the probability of shut down =no pay the bills.
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