Day 9 of the Stompy Foot Follies

How low can you go?

This low:

In what veterans call an outrageous slight after the ultimate sacrifice, the shuttered federal government is withholding a $100,000 payment, known as the death gratuity, that is normally wired to relatives of fallen service members.

It’s typically sent to families within three days to help cover funeral costs or travel to meet the flag-draped coffins of their loved ones.

Well isn’t that special? What’s up next for President Stompy Foot? Withholding treatment from cancer stricken children? Oh wait, no, he’s already done that.

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that the House (and the Senate who, after all, didn’t dare stop THAT bill) has already funded the military, but apparently somebody at the Pentagon, undoubtedly *ahem* encouraged somewhat, decided that the blanket appropriation for the military didn’t cover giving our fallen heroes’ families their dues. Because, fuck, they’re already dead, right? The heroes, we mean. What do they care?

So now the House is going to pass another bill funding the military again in the vain hope that Stompy Foot’s goons won’t find a way to sabotage that one as well.

Meanwhile, G-d bless them, the Fisher House Foundation is stepping up to the plate to cover the families’ expenses until Princess Barry’s temper tantrum subsides and she’s sent back to her room.

Disgusting.

Truly. Disgusting.

Somewhere in this nation there are countless lampposts missing their ornaments.

Thatisall.

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readerjp
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readerjp

For death benefits problem, a ‘creative’ Washington solution A new deal between the Pentagon and a non-profit organization means that families of fallen soldiers will get the benefits they were promised, despite the government shutdown. But it also means that a Senate vote on a House-passed fix was bypassed. The fix – a partnership with the Fisher House Foundation, which will be covering the $100,000 “death gratuity” payments until the shutdown is over – came about overnight after President Barack Obama suggested a “creative” solution to the problem during an evening walk Tuesday night with chief of staff Denis McDonough.… Read more »

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readerjp says:

I just knew Harry had to be in there somehow, some way.

and harry gets his reach around.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamacare-waivers-granted-nevada-and-new-hampshire_567465.html

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
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:em08: At what point? At what point?

Tallulah
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Tallulah

This is a (short) must-read by Jonathan Last. Why the behavior of the National Park Service goons under Osama’s orders is even more outrageous than the other Obama Administration scandals:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/park-police_762277.html?nopager=1

Also worth looking up: Maetenloch posted an article on Vaclav Havel’s “The Power of the Powerless”: the famous essay that helped overthrow first the Czech, then the Polish Communist dictatorships. Havel’s description of the “post-totalitarian state” is a perfect description of our beloved America under the Leftists’ cabal.

Tallulah
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Tallulah

“stop the shutdown entirely” = total capitulation to our New Insect Overlords.

dasbow
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dasbow

It’s high time we brought back tar and feathering.

0007
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0007

I’m with the person who wrote elsewhere that the next spending bill the house sends up should totally defund the nps/interior department.

LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch
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Actually, according to some research done by the guys at TAH, Hagel has the funds to give to the families of the deceased. He’s just sitting on them – part of the effort to make this shutdown as miserable as possible for everyone. Congressional Republicans say the Pay Our Military Act, passed by Congress and signed by Mr. Obama on Sept. 30, authorizes such payments. The act states that it is authorizing “such sums as are necessary to provide pay and allowances to members of the armed forces.” And the death gratuity is listed on the Pentagon’s official list —… Read more »

Imperial Grammar Hun, G.L.O.R
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Meanwhile, G-d bless them, the Fisher House Foundation is stepping up to the plate to cover the families’ expenses until Princess Barry’s temper tantrum subsides and she’s sent back to her room.

Disgusting.

Somewhere I read yesterday that The Donald is also offering to help out.

LC Gladiator
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LC Gladiator

Let’s balance the Budget by Barack Obama As many of you know, the federal budget is said to be out of control. I said this back when I was a senator from the great city of Chicago and state of Illinois, where I learned how governments can actually run properly. But what I meant wasn’t what you might think. I’m one step ahead of all of you, if you pardon my audacity. What I found out in my time at the Illinois statehouse and on the streets of Chicago is that you let your enemies do the dirty work. And… Read more »