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Old 03-06-2013, 07:32 AM  
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Obama closes the White House tours that were run by VOLUNTEERS. He's blaming it on the Sequester

The White House has canceled tours until further notice, the White House Visitors Office confirmed, citing sequester cuts.

Tours will continue through Friday, March 8. All tours for March 9 and onward have been canceled and will not be rescheduled due to “staffing reductions resulting from sequestration,” the office says.
“We very much regret having to take this action, particularly during the popular Spring touring season,” the office’s statement reads.
Some Republicans are skeptical.

“They just jumped the sharquester,” said John Hart, a spokesman for Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). Coburn has long highlighted ways the federal government could cut back on what he considers needless spending. But in this case, he’s opposed to the White House’s decision.
“It’s clearly a PR ploy,” Hart said. “They can tour the country on the taxpayer’s dime but can’t allow taxpayers to tour the White House? Seriously?”
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), agreed. “This decision appears to be purely political in nature rather than being in the best interest of the American people,” he said in a letter to Obama.
The White House has been highlighting cuts from the sequester in order to put pressure on congressional Republicans to compromise on ending tax loopholes.
“We are going to manage it as best we can, try to minimize the impacts on American families, but it’s not the right way for us to go about deficit reduction,” President Obama said Monday.
Not every administration claim has held up. Our Factchecker dinged Education Secretary Arne Duncan for saying over the weekend that teachers are already being laid off thanks to the sequester, and Obama himself for saying janitors in the Capitol will get a pay cut.
House Republicans introduced a bill Monday that would avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month and shift some spending cuts while leaving in place the $85 billion spending reduction that went into effect March 1.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:55 PM   #301
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Nice. But be sure to send more uncounted millions to Muslim animals who want to kill us all!

Did they grease the Thunderbirds, too, or just the Blue Angels?
Yes, Thunderbirds season is over too.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:28 PM   #302
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Yes, Thunderbirds season is over too.
That sucks. I don't go to the Chicago air and water show, but whichever group is doing the show (the always traded off from year to year) would rehearse the day before, and I always got a great vantage point from my office on the 31st floor. It used to be that they'd fly really close to the building (close enough that you could make out details on the pilot's helmet), but they stopped doing that several years ago.

I'll miss it.

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Old 04-09-2013, 02:30 PM   #303
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http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/b...eason-18915587

Budget Cuts End Blue Angels' 2013 Season

PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. April 9, 2013 (AP)

The U.S. Navy has canceled the remainder of the elite Blue Angels demonstration team's 2013 season because of federal cuts.

The commander of Naval air forces announced the decision on Tuesday.

The Blue Angels have performed at air shows around the world for more than 60 years. The fighter pilots selected to serve a two-year tour with the team are among the world's best and are often graduates of the Navy's famed Top Gun air tactics school.

A spokesman for the Navy said team members would be allowed to fly minimal hours to maintain flight proficiency in the F/A 18 fighter jets, but the six-jet squadron would discontinue group practices for the remainder of the season.
Well, shit. I have a buddy that owns a building down in the River Market and he was going to throw a party on his roof and watch that. Dammitall.
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