Thursday, October 10, 2013

Americans Fight Back - #4597 - Michelle Malkin: Occupy America! Park Visitors Storm the Barrycades - Human Events (2) White House, IRS Exchanged Confidential Taxpayer Information - Daily Caller (3) An Interview with a Military Chaplain Who Happens to be a GOP Congressman - Daily Caller (4) Cuccinelli: Public Policy Polling Cooked the Numbers in Virginia Governors Poll - Newsmax

Michelle Malkin: Occupy America! Park Visitors Storm the Barrycades - Human Events - Could this be the end of Monument Syndrome? Across the country, ordinary Americans are rising up in revolt against the old Washington tactic of closing public parks and memorials during selective government “shutdowns” to score political points. Tax-paying tourists are tossing off the orange traffic cones and “Barrycades.” Enough is enough. The movement started with waves of World War II veterans who flew to D.C. last week as part of the Honor Flight Network. (The nonprofit group brings our surviving heroes to visit the memorials that honor their service and sacrifice.) The vets and volunteers breached the fences last week, exposing the tone-deaf tactics of President Obama’s Spite House. Honor Flight visits continue this week, and more vets vowed to defy the cynical closures. They are not alone. At Gettysburg National Military Park, tourists broke through barriers and posed for pictures on the battlefields with notes reading, “Catch us if you can.” One visitor reported that motorists formed impromptu caravans as rangers chased them. “Strength in numbers,” they tweeted. At Mount Rushmore and in the Badlands of South Dakota, families barreled over hazard cones. Their photos went viral on Facebook. In Wisconsin, GOP Gov. Scott Walker defied the National Park Service and opened state parks that Obama-crats wanted closed because they receive some federal dollars. At the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Missouri, a group of 20 protesters defied threats of arrest to enter the park.  Read more......

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(1) Park Service Relents: Opens World Was II Memorial, Somewhat - Washington Times.......
(2) Alaska slams Feds for Keeping Hunters off lands - Washington Times.....

(2) White House,  IRS Exchanged Confidential Taxpayer Information - Daily Caller -Top Internal Revenue Service Obamacare official Sarah Hall Ingram discussed confidential taxpayer information with senior Obama White House officials, according to 2012 emails obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and provided to The Daily Caller. Lois Lerner, then head of the IRS Tax Exempt Organizations division, also received an email alongside White House officials that contained confidential information. Ingram attempted to counsel the White House on a lawsuit from religious organizations opposing Obamacare’s contraception mandate. Email exchanges involving Ingram and White House officials — including White House health policy advisor Ellen Montz and deputy assistant to the president for health policy Jeanne Lambrew — contained confidential taxpayer information, according to Oversight. Read more.......

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(3) An Interview with a Military Chaplain Who Happens to be a GOP Congressman - Daily Caller - For Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, the fight over whether military priests should still be able to minister on military bases during the government shutdown is personal. The Republican lawmaker is a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Responding to fears that chaplains cannot minister during the shutdown on military bases, the House of Representatives on Saturday passed a near unanimous resolution introduced by Collins that urges Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to permit military chaplains to “perform religious services and ministry” during the shutdown. The Democratic-controlled Senate has yet to take up the resolution. Read more......

(4) Cuccinelli: Public Policy Polling Cooked the Numbers in Virginia Governor's Poll - Newsmax -Public Policy Polling manipulated its numbers to skew results in its newest poll on the Virginia governor's race, state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said. Republican Cuccinelli is in a hotly contested campaign against Democrat Terry McAuliffe, former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The Politico poll — conducted by the liberal-leaning Public Policy Polling and Republican company Harper Polling — shows McAuliffe opening a 9-point lead over Cuccinelli in the country's only competitive governor's race. Cuccinelli's campaign immediately blasted the survey. "We reject the findings within this poll," spokesman Richard Cullen said in a statement. "One of the polling outfits that conducted this survey has been exposed by a number of neutral news outlets for withholding poll numbers that were unhelpful to its Democratic friends.Read more......

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