UPDATE: AMBER WEBSITE NOW WORKING – Obama plays POLITICS with LOST CHILDREN, shuts down Amber Alert website

This is unbelievable. The Obama administration has shut down the Amber Alert website because of the government shutdown and it now renders this message when you attempt to access it:

amberalertwebsite_unavailable



I’m sure you care about your lost child but Obama doesn’t – at least not while he’s trying to ‘win’ the government shutdown. I understand from twitter that Amber alerts are state level programs with a federal website. Not real sure how all that works but it just seems unfathomable that this website wouldn’t qualify under ‘essential’, especially when most of the government is still operating.

No, this is just Obama putting politics ahead of you finding your lost child. Despicable.

UPDATE: Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move website works just fine. Seriously. (h/t: @kesgardner)

UPDATE: Looks like the administration had a change of heart due to the bad publicity this has gotten. It’s now back online:

I double checked it myself and it indeed works. Chalk another one up for new media.

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Pablo Hablo
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Pablo Hablo

“Let’s Move!” Good idea, like back to Jakarta maybe.

I12BPhil
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I12BPhil

I see a lot of gullible people posting from Politifact. Politifact should get its own facts straight before checking other “facts” “A Justice Department spokesperson explained to the Huffington Post, “All the sites that had to go offline were put behind a firewall so that they couldn’t be hacked while the IT people were on furlough.” A firewall is a device which blocks traffic on specific application ports and allows access to others. Web servers run http on port 80, which is the default unsecured port that web servers deliver content. Its hard to hack into a server on port 80, but it can be done. Port 443 on the other hand is used for SSL, which is certificate based and encrypted. When a request is made for SSL (https), it is delivered on port 80 and then redirected to 443, which uses a public and private key to encrypt… Read more »

Thomas M.
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Thomas M.

Yes, of course. I’m sure the Justice Dept. spokesperson doesn’t work in IT, either. So I inferred that, when they said the site was placed behind a firewall to prevent hacking, since the site was offline, they meant a firewall that kept Internet traffic out of the site *completely,* diverting requests to the notice instead. Not that this changes anything; the Amber Alert system wasn’t shut down, just the info website.

JoJo58
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JoJo58

The HuffPo for a source? This administration lies so much and the HuffPo is more than happy to push the agenda along with the other networks. I don’t even rely on US newspapers for news, overseas newspapers are far more reliable. All you have to do is go back a few years to the John Edwards scandal. It was the NATIONAL ENQUIRER that was providing accurate, real news about it while the HuffPo, the MSM were all denying it and calling people flat earthers. Pretty sad when a rag that headlines Kim Kardashian’s big butt on the cover was outdoing supposed journalists.

MyKCMom
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MyKCMom

Now Obama is trying to argue it was never part of his shut down….. and this is the government we want in control of our healthcare? #spitehouse

AmericanWay
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AmericanWay

nuts

Thomas M.
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Thomas M.
I12BPhil
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I12BPhil

Obviously you don’t work in IT. A web server is always and should always be behind a firewall anyway. Politifact has been played.

Millie678
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Millie678

Seriously? You believe anything…anything at all…. that comes out of Jay Carney’s mouth? Pitiful. Go take another nap.

Tionia
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Tionia

If you went to the federal Amber Alert Web page on Sunday, you would have found this message “Due to the lapse in Federal funding, this Office of Justice Program website is unavailable.” That is what triggered the blog postings, tweets and articles. A Justice Department spokesperson explained to the Huffington Post, “All the sites that had to go offline were put behind a firewall so that they couldn’t be hacked while the IT people were on furlough.” The spokesman said a furloughed worker was brought back Monday to put the site back online. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney gave the reason for that move at his press briefing later that day. “To eliminate any confusion among the public about the status of the program. A furloughed Justice Department employee was called in to work in order to restore the informational site,” Carney said. “But again, it’s informational. The… Read more »

brendawatkins
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brendawatkins

SAVE FACE! Save face! Hurry, hurry, save face!! Throughout this shutdown this administration has shown just how low and despicable they are. So what I read from your comment is BLAH! BLAH! BLAH!

Annie
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Annie

If they block it so it’s not available for use then it’s hurting those that need it. None of your explanations or excuses will change the fact that the government was responsible.

Tionia
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Tionia

THE RIGHT SCREWS UP YET AGAIN! CHECK YOUR FACTS BEFORE YOU POST THEM BECAUSE THEN YOUR THE ONE WHO LOOKS LIKE THE IDIOT! The government shutdown has cranked up the volume on the blame game of who is causing the most misery for whom. The latest move comes from the right, where accusations began to fly that President Barack Obama was willing to put missing children’s lives at risk to score political points. From what we found, the claim started in the Twitterverse with tweets late on Friday night, Oct. 4, 2013. “Did u see how the amber alert system was shut down & they even produced a screen to declare it!?” said one. Amber Alert is the system that draws the public into the hunt for an abducted child. The Right Scoop carried the message to a wider audience. At around 5 p.m. Sunday, it posted that the U.S.… Read more »

David Wilkinson
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David Wilkinson

Only liberal trolls seem to scream in all caps. Instant reason to dismiss your viewpoint, Tionia.

Wego Axleguard
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Wego Axleguard

“From what we found?:” I guess your masters failed to catch your missive.
Most comments are from free thinking people speaking from their hearts. Yours are clearly a scripted, no doubt leftist organized effort to deflect a truth and reality WE, freedom loving people understand.

Crystal Offermann
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Crystal Offermann

These wise bloggers have screen captures. It is PROVEN.

Tionia
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Tionia

Just trying to get the truth out there. I did not write it but never claimed I did! go to the site and read what they have to say. They are no partisian and pull no punches. It is much better then going to in all or nothing site and getting attacked because you have found information others on the site haven’t heard or read yet and can’t fathom because they have to play the blame game! I too am guilty of doing that and try not to. I am not always able to because I like most of you get upset when people can’t/won’t see the truth. Problem is so much is not true out there that people tend to believe those they “think” are correct and don’t look at all sides nor do they look at both sides…
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2013/oct/07/tweets/tweets-and-bloggers-say-obama-used-shutdown-close-/

Mike Bowman
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Mike Bowman

This is what you don’t realize. Right or Left…it doesn’t matter. It’s ALL the government! The shutdown was meant to happen. If they default it’s a chance to deflate the American dollar to nothing. This will bring chaos among people trying to get their money out of banks and stocks. When they can’t they will get angry and hold the government accountable. Then the government will declare Martial Law and use the foreign troops with the 2700 MRAPS and 1.6 million rounds of ammo to keep peace and rioting. Then unfolds the civil war the government wants which will spread across the world then the world will depopulate, like our government wants. In the end the elite will win because they get to hide in million dollar bunkers underground and then when it’s all over, the same people that destroyed our country can now run the world under their one… Read more »

kelsey
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kelsey

amen someone who has a brain!! Apparently the propaganda is extremely strong because alot of people fail to realize this. That they are all the same except for maybe a few rare people…our government is evil and they HATE us.

Tionia
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Tionia

HA HA YOU SCREWED UP LIKE MOST OF THE RIGHT DOES!
FOOT WORK DO THE FOOTWORK!!!

Wego Axleguard
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Wego Axleguard

I would like to follow you but my ethics prohibit me from associating with cracked heads.

Crystal Offermann
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Crystal Offermann

Stuck on STUPID apparently.

Tionia
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Tionia

Sorry your so stuck on stupid Crystal… there is hope!!!
Listen to this and maybe it will help you not be so angry at people you don’t even know and you might even like if you gave them a chance…

Our country is more politically polarized than ever. Is it possible to agree to disagree and still move on to solve our massive problems? Or are the blind leading the blind — over the cliff?

Bill and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt talk about the psychological underpinnings of our contentious culture, why we can’t trust our own opinions, and the demonizing of our adversaries.

“When it gets so that your opponents are not just people you disagree with, but… the mental state in which I am fighting for good, and you are fighting for evil, it’s very difficult to compromise,” Haidt tells Moyers. “Compromise becomes a dirty word.”
http://billmoyers.com/segment/jonathan-haidt-explains-our-contentious-culture/

kelsey
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kelsey

apparently you never got the memo that there is no right or left only the elite and they are all on the same side. And I can promise you you are not one of the elite so please wise up and learn something and stop listening to propaganda because when shit goes down and if we are under a tyranny more then we already are you will be too you are no different then I and we will both be slaves in the future if something doesnt change soon.

Jon Gwaltney
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Jon Gwaltney

RIGHT SCOOP GET YOUR SHIT RIGHT another propaganda page for Obama HATERS

VA Girl
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VA Girl

Great point (NOT). I can think of MANY propaganda sources that loves Obama, its called main stream media and “they” don’t have all their facts straight either.

Jon Gwaltney
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Jon Gwaltney

HAH OBAMA does everything in our government crap I forgot about that not! Obama does not see everything that has been shut down idiots

carlcasino
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carlcasino

I may be an idiot but I paid for your ability to be stupid. Semper Fi

Tionia
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Tionia

HA HA IT WASN’T SHUT DOWN! SOMEONE DIDN’T CHECK THEIR SOURCES!!!

Crystal Offermann
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Crystal Offermann

No, apparently you didn’t They have saved screen captures. They have proof. You need to take your meds now.

Tionia
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Tionia

The website was closed for a while yes but Amber Alerts was not… get your facts str8!

Ed Rose
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Ed Rose

Politifacts won’t prove a thing since anything can be written on the internet. You say a couple of comments back and I quote: “Tionia Crystal Offermann • an hour ago Sorry your so stuck on stupid Crystal… there is hope!!! Listen to this and maybe it will help you not be so angry at people you don’t even know and you might even like if you gave them a chance… Our country is more politically polarized than ever. Is it possible to agree to disagree and still move on to solve our massive problems? Or are the blind leading the blind — over the cliff? Bill and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt talk about the psychological underpinnings of our contentious culture, why we can’t trust our own opinions, and the demonizing of our adversaries. “When it gets so that your opponents are not just people you disagree with, but… the mental… Read more »

Tionia
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Tionia
Tionia
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Tionia

FYI If you went to the federal Amber Alert Web page on Sunday, you would have found this message “Due to the lapse in Federal funding, this Office of Justice Program website is unavailable.” That is what triggered the blog postings, tweets and articles. A Justice Department spokesperson explained to the Huffington Post, “All the sites that had to go offline were put behind a firewall so that they couldn’t be hacked while the IT people were on furlough.” The spokesman said a furloughed worker was brought back Monday to put the site back online. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney gave the reason for that move at his press briefing later that day. “To eliminate any confusion among the public about the status of the program. A furloughed Justice Department employee was called in to work in order to restore the informational site,” Carney said. “But again, it’s informational.… Read more »

Debby
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Debby

May he rot in Hell!

lgwatson
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lgwatson

He is scum of the earth.

Tom Baker
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Tom Baker

It takes no money to leave the website running. It would run fine with no people. It’s like a door bell, but in this case they cut the wires. They paid someone to turn it off.

kelsey
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kelsey

lol agreed i love how they lie and say its too much money we need to shut it down or like the parks or anything else when it costs way more to stop it or in the parks case gaurd it etc they are paying for it to not be availible to the public only to piss us off and to try to scare us. Hasnt anyone learned yet that the government ALWAYS lies…*sigh*

Kim Kirk
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Kim Kirk

Choosing not to save children (again)? And they laughed at the notion of death panels…

Tionia
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Tionia
Millie678
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Millie678

Do you seriously believe ANYTHING Jay Carney says?
OMG. Why were ALL the other sites up, Like Michele’s “Move” site? Not worried about anyone hacking her nutrition and exercise website?

wes the pirate
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wes the pirate

If we could help save just one child (kidnapper)

Tom R
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Tom R

He didn’t shut down his golf course at camp David though. that would be going too far!

Privateiis
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Privateiis

He needs to take up deer hunting in the South, without a orange hat or vess…..

VA Girl
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VA Girl

One can’t even walk on the National Mall.

C. Adkins
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C. Adkins

this thing in the White House is evil.

RegularGuy55
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RegularGuy55

What brain-dead, meatheaded federal bureaucrat made the bone-headed decision to throw LOST CHILDREN under the bus? Too bad we’ll never get that person’s name.

Tom R
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Tom R

Thats the problem with the federal government, you can never get a name because the person above that person doesn’t want their name out there and it goes right up the ladder. every one in government would be lying through their teeth if they told you they don’t see, or take advantage of, a lack of accountability in the federal government. it’s the #1 main problem they cause for us!. accountability in the private sector means if you screw up you can be fired. big big differance.

Debby
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Debby

Probably the same one who did the same to our Veterans!

Tionia
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Tionia

No one! Check out the facts on PolitiFact!

Crystal Offermann
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Crystal Offermann

You assume they are truthful. If the others have PROOF, apparently it doesn’t matter to you. That makes you a MOONBAT.

Guest
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Guest

Can we throw some of our positions under a bus… Especially a certain one

xyz12345
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xyz12345

The shutdown mess that Obama and his fellow Democrats is causing should qualify for DISASTER RELIEF. We need relieve relief from their ridiculous stances that are hurting the 17% of Government workers who are affected. And just look what it did to the Amber Alert, even it was only tempory (article above)…a real disaster! BTW — I sent this to VA Sen. Tim Kaine …..Not answering phones in your office is beyond despicable!! What a phony you are. I protest shutting down the Amber Alert system. You and Obuma must be lying awake at night trying to think of ways to tick off the American public with asinine closures of Government entities…..the Grand Canyon, the Ocean in FL, let alone our beloved memorials. Good grief! Although I do suggest that you keep it up and just wait for the tsunami of real patriots who will vote you and other Democrats… Read more »

Tricia
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Tricia

Well said!

mike cumpston
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mike cumpston

Not often reported but even the NAZIs scaled back on euthanizing ” useless lives” when the German public found out what they were doing and protested. Even the Obamunists are somewhat sensitive to public opinion.

Notmyconcernanymore
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Notmyconcernanymore

Democrats want lost children to be rape victims and die.

CrackerKen
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CrackerKen

OK, so they can afford to keep Michelle’s propaganda web site open, but not one designed to find lost/missing children. These are seriously disgusting low-life’s we have in power right now.

Mark edward marchiafava
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Mark edward marchiafava

Amber alerts are not the duty of government, especially the federal government.

1787LIVES
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1787LIVES

ya know what, the liberals like to tell lies and support obamas lies. michelles website certainly doesn’t warrant funding at this point so in the end, since truth is the first casualty of liberal politics you should all embrace this story.

Guest
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Guest

Congress shut it down by not funding it, not the White House.

1787LIVES
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1787LIVES

mmm, so you saying that when they bill went to dingy harry and he tabled it and refused to let the senate either vote it up or down, that the house is responsible? What is stopping the senate from voting? It appears that dingy harry won’t allow it in deferment to obama so obama doesn’t have to take the heat for vetoing the bill and keeping the govt shut down. The house has sent in fact three budget bills….so get it straight or go away, you libtard bores are starting to make obama look worse with every comment.

Reggie1971
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Reggie1971

How did Michelle’s website stay open then?

squirefld
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squirefld

The senate democratic’s shut this down and Obama is just rubbing his itchy nose with the finger he uses to do that. Those senators, up for re-election in red states, are going to regret his itchy nose.

JMudder
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JMudder

The CR, sent to the Senate, funded all of the government at current levels. It was the Democratic Majority that refused to send it on to the WH, only because it did not fund PPACA, they also refused to consider a CR delaying individual implementation by 1 year, and additionally a CR, that would lift the exemptions given by the WH to Congress and it’s staffers. No since this was all because Mr. Obama has continuously stated he will “veto” anything that contains any of the above, and will also veto partial funding, and refuses to “negotiate”. I think it is disputable that Congress is totally responsible, and that the White House is not the fly in the soup.

Millie678
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Millie678

1-800-F1UCKYO
Call it! See where it takes yo. (and for the grammar police…Yeah, I said ‘yo’ on purpose.)

Baiambo
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Baiambo

They’re all petty custody fights anyhow. Not many are real kidnappings.

Reggie1971
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Reggie1971

I hope as many Democrats as possible make the comment that you have on this board.

Baiambo
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Baiambo

You’re right- the rest of them are actually drills. The FBI makes up “scenarios” when they don’t have enough work to do. That’s a fact.

Brian9999
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Brian9999

Please keep speaking . . .

zonable
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zonable

This is about as low as any whale sh1t I have ever seen. This will NOT go unnoticed.

FirstLoser
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FirstLoser

I heard they’re selling bridges too, jackasses!

Disgruntled2012
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Disgruntled2012

They shut down the amber alert web site, but Michelle Obama’s website about nutrition was left up. Just as they shut down things supporting vets and the miklitary, but they leave open Camp David and military golf courses that President Obama plays on.

Hard to be any more cynical than that!

LastBestHope
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LastBestHope

This weekend, we’ll start the revolution the American Way…by Truck.

Tractor-trailer drivers will intentionally clog the inner loop of the Washington, D.C., beltway beginning on the morning of Oct. 11, according to a coordinator of the upcoming “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” rally. Organizers of the three-day ride want to call attention to a litany of trucker frustrations and express their disapproval of national political leaders.

“We are coming whether they like it or not. We’re not asking for impeachment, we’re asking for the arrest of everyone in government who has violated their oath of office.”

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/10/07/truckers-for-the-constitution-plan-to-slow-dc-beltway-arrest-congressmen

Mark edward marchiafava
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Mark edward marchiafava

as long as all you’re doing is asking, nothing of substance will change.

Golfendude
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Golfendude

Dear Patriotic Americans …. Many of us have the BLUES today with this current administration of thugs, so I invited you to click on this link, I PROMISE it will bring a smile, and lift your spirits for a few moments.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151018647018758&set=vb.544703757&type=2&theater

flyin4awa
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flyin4awa

It appears to be back up and running again…But it was running anyway in order to display the Shutdown Notice…

Drdetroitdanchap
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Drdetroitdanchap

I called my Congress-critters and told them to shut down the WHITE
HOUSE. Obummer does not OWN it or PAY RENT ….. Obama is just a
TRANSIENT and if the memorials and OTHER homes are to be closed SO
SHOULD THE WHITE HOUSE. The Obamas can move into a MOTEL.
PLEASE CALL YOURS …

nobama
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nobama

Put ’em in a roach motel where they belong.

JMudder
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JMudder

From recent reports, the WH already has a major problem with Rats, Mice, Roaches and other “pests”. And that isn’t counting Mr. Obama and his co-horts, advisers, and staff.

peasantclass
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peasantclass

Problem is, Obomber doesn’t care and intends to stay without any pesky tourists who want tours or those silly Constitutional restraints.

Jo Ann
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Jo Ann

He has shut down a lot of STATE operating ran business, but they are opening back up, because he has no control over state funding operations. He thinks he is untouchable and can control every thing, but he cant. He needs to be Impeached for all the things he has done and for all the things he is trying to force upon the U.S. He is trying to take away the right we have a free nation and a free people. He needs to leave the office of the White House now and not later. He should have never been voted in, in the first place. That was the worst mistake this nation ever made.

Gage Mulholland
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Gage Mulholland

This website was always working. They are lying to you folks. The GOP and their right wing propaganda will go to any length to insure you don’t “really” know what’s going on in the world.

OBAMAisapuppet
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OBAMAisapuppet

you my friend are soo stupid.. the gop has sent the senate 30+ bills over the last 3 months over this matter of shutting down the government but yet the Democrats have voted it down.. wee need to get obama out of office

ObamaSmellsBad
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ObamaSmellsBad

Yeah…..just like everything else I see falling apart around me…..its all just GOP lies. I state that my health care premium doubled, and liberals say I am lying. This AMBER site goes down, and people have SCREEN CAPS of it saying it is because of the shutdown, and ldiots like you claim it to be BS. The stvpidity of liberals is amazing.

7734daniel
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7734daniel

You are stupid, the only cure for stupid is Retro active action birth control.

ObamaSmellsBad
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ObamaSmellsBad

Whoah….what a good one, never heard that one before! F’ing dishonest POS. Drop dead.

Gage Mulholland
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Gage Mulholland

You’re a brainwashed little tbagging biatch.

ObamaSmellsBad
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ObamaSmellsBad

LOL, you truly are an ldiot.

Gage Mulholland
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Gage Mulholland

I eat intellects like yours for breakfast, my friend.

MnFatts
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MnFatts

Yeah! And Jake Tapper is a republican. LOL

Bruce Gregory
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Bruce Gregory

Greg, I’ll be damned, your avatar looks like Obama. Barry, is that you?

Mark Albino
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Mark Albino

Obama Stinks !!! He needs to be Impeached and Improssioned for his crimes against the American people!

ObamaSmellsBad
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ObamaSmellsBad

Yes he does stink grin

Pam Lewellen
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Pam Lewellen

The website not working had NOTHING to do with govt shutdown folks! And NOTHING to do with Obama…who is despicable now? Try reporting the truth, new concept I know, but it stops bs rumours from spreading! http://thatsnonsense.com/blog/obama-closed-amber-alert-program-rumour/

stage9
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stage9

Agreed….oh, wait….check that.

“The Department of Justice reports that a person was taken off of furlough this morning to re-open the Amber Alert website. It went live again at about 11 a.m. ET.

“The amber alert system was never interrupted, but to eliminate any confusion, the informational site maintained by the Justice Department has been restored,” the spokesperson said.” — http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/amber-alert-shutdown-still-operational_n_4056994.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

ObamaSmellsBad
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ObamaSmellsBad

ldiot liberal.

Debra RN
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Debra RN

The “website” was shutdown. Yes the system was up. Here’s the real issue…WHY was the website shutdown? It was shutdown to make a statement…a scare tactic…”the govt is not going to help you find your lost children”…don’t pick at gnats…there is a reason this happened.

1unit_31
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1unit_31

Correct, so why is Obama shutting down things that do not receive Govt. funding, Truth closing the Amber alert web site was for shock value. This Administration does whatever it takes to get their way! Throwing an elderly couple out of their home that they owned because it is on Federal Land, Pam I would say the label despicable would fit you very well

Truth? new concept? maybe you should send this to the news media, they could really use it.

Zakk Osborne
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Zakk Osborne

The site was actually redirected to a .jpg page with the graphic. If you went into your URL box and just got rid of the /unavailable at the end, the site would function normally. This was a political stunt, and they got caught.

stage9
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stage9

Yes, it was, but liberals are here to tell you that you’re a liar for seeing with your own eyes what you didn’t see with your own eyes.

Bob White
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Bob White

Obama’s Orders:

Illegal aliens invading our country: Stand down and let them in.
Terrorists attacking our embassies: Stand down and don’t bother me again.
WW2 vets wanting to see their memorial before they die: Keep them out.
Children wanting to tour the White House. Keep them out.

Beyonce, Jay, Z Pimp With a Limp, or Al Sharpton wanting a visit to the White House: Welcome friends, come on in!!

dolly
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dolly

don’t forget that spooky dude got to walk right in – didn’t even have to sign in

Steve
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Steve

There in no limit to the depth of depravity these slime balls will go to win political points….but with WHO??

dolly
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dolly

each other?

moovova
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moovova

“Park Service OKs immigration reform rally on ‘closed’ National Mall”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/park-service-oks-immigration-reform-rally-on-closed-national-mall/article/2536908

stage9
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stage9

Son of a….

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