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Protesters Rally Against Shutdown, Reed

October 16, 2013

Frustration over the government shutdown has taken to the streets....

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Oct-18-13 7:24 AM

Emelye>>>"extremist right wing strategy of hostage taking and extortion" and of course she had to get a jab in at the tea party. Why all the rage??? A very literate and educated writing, but it displays an illetrate immature attitude.

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Oct-18-13 12:16 AM

'm sorry I missed the opportunity to demonstrate as well. Tom Reed ran on his supposed record of "bipartisanship." His no vote against the continuing resolution just showed his true colors. He doesn't care about his constituents, he doesn't care about his state. He doesn't care about his country! All he seems to care about is the extremist right wing strategy of hostage taking and extortion in order to get what they couldn't achieve using accepted and rational political processes.

Just think about it. Tom Reed voted against the continuing resolution which means he voted FOR debt default, FOR worldwide economic ruin and FOR the increased suffering of millions of people!

Let's take this guy out of office come November 2014. Let us vote for OUR best interests, not the Tea Party's!

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Oct-17-13 11:08 AM

It's no wonder I left Jamestown. These posts confirm my decision. I see meanness and illiteracy.

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Oct-17-13 10:08 AM

granny, maybe you can help me. I couldn't get my Hibiscus plant to blossom this summer.

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Oct-17-13 8:42 AM think so?

ha ha

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Oct-17-13 8:41 AM would you know if someone sitting beside you on a board had been a bomber decades before (before you were even born)?

Really that is my point. Most of us who sit on boards do not get resumes or personal info on each person sitting on the board.

You do know that Ayers then became a leading, well respected, leader in education. That is why they were even together.

Rep Reed voted to continue the shut down of our government and not to pay our bills. I hope we all remember this come next Nov.

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Oct-17-13 6:46 AM


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Oct-16-13 9:04 PM

I'm thinking that sugarbritches and dipinthestick are being satirical? If not you people are crazier than I thought.

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Oct-16-13 7:00 PM

You tell'em Sugar Britches!You betcha!

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Oct-16-13 5:04 PM


Bringing up Ayers....

Do you have any idea how old Obama was when the weather ground bombed banks?

They were on a board together. many boards do YOU sit on? How many resumes have you requested of others on the board?

For me ..NONE

I have never asked...or been asked...what I did in my past.

You listening to the half gov who was so greedy she could not finish her term..and by the way...she was found GUILTY of betraying the trust of the people of Alaska for her role in troopergate. Look it up....

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Oct-16-13 4:59 PM

Seadog...maybe you need to stop listening to those with NO economic education who are saying a default would not hurt us.

Are you saying it would be fine with you for the USA to only pay our China and other foreign countries...and NOT pay our own citizens likes seniors and veterans?

Have you looked at any foreign newspapers and what they are saying about our Country?

Apparently not....

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Oct-16-13 4:22 PM

PUBLIC OUTCRY! 20 - 25 people. LOL. Kind of speaks for itself.

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Oct-16-13 2:51 PM

I'm referring to your intelligence Seadog.

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Oct-16-13 1:17 PM

Quoting a Moonie newspaper like the Washington Times is probably not the most prudent idea.

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Oct-16-13 1:15 PM

Why are you using projections from 2012? The news of the debt falling is a current story. Since you used a msm news source, here's ABC in 2013: "For the first time since 2007 – before the recession – the US Treasury is planning to make a down payment on the federal debt. The budget deficit has been shrinking more than expected. Thanks to government spending cuts, and higher tax receipts The Treasury says it expects to pay off $35 billion of debt in the second quarter. That compares to an earlier forecast that it would have to borrow $103 billion."

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Oct-16-13 1:13 PM

And I suppose the damage to the economy by shutting the government is a solid business decision. BY a Republican Party that purports to be a cheerleader for Business. The national debt has been impacted by the largest recession, almost depression, in this nations history, and an on budget war. Of which, the saving of the banking industry and others "too large to fail" came directly from President Bush. Our debt is a direct reflection of our economy and odd rescue habits of our national government. Our national Budget is $3 Trillion so the national debt is no that far our of wack. What is out of wack is our national budgeting for all expenses of operating a democracy that protects freedom. But over 250 military bases around the world may be excessive. Time to examine government and how to afford what is needed. Not just cut all social programs, pleaseee-that is ridiculous!

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Oct-16-13 1:02 PM

You are out matched Seadog. I love it.

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Oct-16-13 12:59 PM


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Oct-16-13 12:32 PM

Also, Seadog, you ask in a post below: " us all how it was the Repuiblicans that shut down 13% of the government. Aren't there THREE branches of government? The House of Representatives being only 1/2 of 1/3." Well, 1/2 of 1/3 is 1/6, but we'll leave your poor math skills out of it for now. What I'm most surprised about by this comment is how someone can come on a public forum offering vociferous opinions about an issue he or she doesn't even seem to grasp. The government shutdown is not something that was democratically arrived at, as in your question. A funding gap was created when the two chambers of Congress failed to agree to a compromise continuing resolution. The Republican-led House of Representatives, was pressured into this by extremist groups like the Tea Party.

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Oct-16-13 12:23 PM

Seadog, first of all please stop typing in capslock. It makes you look kind of silly. Secondly, the sequestration didn't begin until March 1st of this year. Please explain how that could possibly explain the drop in deficits over the last five years?

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Oct-16-13 11:58 AM

Seadog, I'm surprise that you're even mentioning the $17 trillion national debt (not the "deficit" by the way, that's something different), as it's currently dropping and at a very fast rate. That's why other conservatives have stopped talking about it of late. But let's look at a little history anyway. Ronald Reagan presided over a 188 percent increase in the debt. Bush 41 presided over a 55.6 percent increase, and Bush 43 presided over an 89 percent increase. On the other hand, the year-over-year increase in the debt under President Obama has dropped from 15 percent to four percent.

As for the deficit, the Treasury Department reports that in August it was $147.9 billion, down from $191 billion in August 2012. This cuts the budget gap to $755 billion, down 35 percent from nearly $1.2 trillion a year earlier. The U.S. government posted a narrower budget deficit in August compared with a year ago, keeping the annual gap on track to be the smallest in five years.

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Oct-16-13 11:42 AM

Are you unaware of the House rules they are operating under that made it possible for these yokels to do what they did? And whose "talking points" do you think I am using? I'm just telling it the way I am observing it.

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Oct-16-13 11:25 AM

What exactly do you want ME to answer for? Our government these days is seriously dysfunctional, thanks in no small part to the obscene amount of special-interest money being used to buy politicians in BOTH PARTIES to serve the interests of their corporate masters. If you're going to get the vapors over this president being "pals" with a "terrorist," and I sincerely doubt that they are "pals," but mere acquaintances in the incestuous cesspool called "politics," shall we also talk about the Bush family support of Nazi Germany? Oh yes, and maybe this is news to you, but politicians say dumb **** all the time! All this is distraction from the fact that OUR government, which is supposed to be open and operating for WE THE PEOPLE, has been ILLEGALLY shut down by a small, extremist anti-government faction intent on having their way with us. If you support them, you are as anti-American as they are.

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Oct-16-13 11:07 AM

"My" president is your president too--he is the president of the United States, regardless of the fact that you and I did not personally vote for him.

If "my kid" were a terrorist, the FBI would still have to not blow up their own case against him in order to win a conviction (at least pre-9/11), but in actuality, my "kid" spent 6 years in the US Army defending your freedom to be an ignorant ***. You're welcome.

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Oct-16-13 10:59 AM

Sadly true, moderate. Those people who want to shut us down are sorely lacking in citizenship knowledge and skills.

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