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    Re: Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    While I agree that closing this mom-and-pop business that uses no federal employees and receives no federal funding is a bad move, I also think it's disingenuous to blame the President for it.

    Process, ladies and gentleman...

    The Park Services department, like all other departments of government, operate as their own entity. Could the President intervene? Sure, but then he'd be doing exactly as so many people say he shouldn't - sticking his nose in issue where he doesn't belong.

    Nonetheless, I agree with those who say that the Park Service is wrong here. Had they closed Blue Ridge Parkway this would be a different story. But they didn't. Moreover, since the Inn doesn't have federal employees on its staff nor use federal funds to operate, they should be left alone.
    Of course Obama doesn't get any blame!!
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    Re: Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Are you saying the polls favor Obamacare?
    Yeah, I've seen them but the polls concerning the healthcare law isn't the issue here. We already know that at least half the country (mostly Republicans) don't like the law (except when you phrase the questions in ways that don't make "Obamacare" so obvious, then they love it...fancy that. )

    The issue is who is really to blame for the government shutdown currently underway. And those polls say REPUBLICANS!

    CBS poll (10/03/2013) - 44% blame GOP

    Note: The CBS poll is the most recent poll most media outlets are using.
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    Re: Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Of course Obama doesn't get any blame!!
    And why should he? Each department can and often does work independent of the White House. That's why the Senate goes through this long, laboring process to confirms Presidential nominations to appoint certain department heads.

    Process, ladies and gentlemen.
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    Re: Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    And why should he? Each department can and often does work independent of the White House. That's why the Senate goes through this long, laboring process to confirms Presidential nominations to appoint certain department heads.

    Process, ladies and gentlemen.
    Of course he shouldn't. He!s just the president. Since when is the president held responsible? Since Obama was elected...that's when.
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    Re: Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Yeah, I've seen them but the polls concerning the healthcare law isn't the issue here. We already know that at least half the country (mostly Republicans) don't like the law (except when you phrase the questions in ways that don't make "Obamacare" so obvious, then they love it...fancy that. )

    The issue is who is really to blame for the government shutdown currently underway. And those polls say REPUBLICANS!

    CBS poll (10/03/2013) - 44% blame GOP

    Note: The CBS poll is the most recent poll most media outlets are using.
    A CBS poll? There's a winner!...lol
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A CBS poll? There's a winner!...lol
    Do they also say that Obama's approval rating is in the very low 40's currently, and still dropping?

    Perotista follows this stuff as a hobby, BTW. He was remarkably accurately in both 2010 and 2012, since he doesn't like either party, so he has no ax to grind. My kind of researcher!

    Greetings, apdst.

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    Re: Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    Sorry dude, you did say this:



    notice those words..." would have to vacate "....know what that means? Means mandatory, required, means just what you said, they HAVE TO. No amount of weasel words after the fact are going to help...

    So squirm as much as you want, not wriggling off that hook that you skewered yourself with...we all make mistakes, best just admit it and move on, but to keep saying you didn't when you obviously did...well, just looks small...
    if the tenant does not follow the unilateral contract modification to discontinue operations, then the contractor has no basis to recover a claim against the government for lost revenues/profits
    again, that you are unable to understand something so basic is not a surprise
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    I find it rather interesting that Obama stationed more people and invested more resources to guard the WWII memorial in D.C. than he did for the American embassy in Benghazi.
    I find it rather interesting that Obama has nothing to do with the amount of people stationed at what embassy or monument. He's either the omnipotent dictator dealing with every minuscule decision or he's a doofus in Washington who has no idea what is going on. Which is it?
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    Re: Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    That's the thing about the truth - one can either lie about it; or, if they have yet a semblance of self respect, they do what you did here and merely joke about it. Either way, it remains the truth.
    It is also true that Obama had more people at the memorial than he has on the moon. So?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I find it rather interesting that Obama has nothing to do with the amount of people stationed at what embassy or monument. He's either the omnipotent dictator dealing with every minuscule decision or he's a doofus in Washington who has no idea what is going on. Which is it?
    He appointed the incompetents that do so pretending he has "nothing to do" with it is absurd. It's would also be absurd to think that the incompetents he appointed don't get guidance from him.
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