Open Thread: Shutdown Day 2 Continued

Click on the photo to launch this gif thing, then let me know if this is how we’re doing, or feeling like doing. Amma’right?


Just happy the thing isn’t running on a loop like over at WHD where I stole it from.

Obama is meeting with all the leaders right now at the White House. I’d love to be a fly on the wall, but rather jump in that pit ^^^^. I expect breaking slobbering news from both sides after this meeting, so here’s a fresh thread 😀

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58 Responses to Open Thread: Shutdown Day 2 Continued

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Via Sooper’s way back machine:

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Now flash forward:

  3. The Klown says:

    Has anyone seen HelenK lately? She hasn’t been around for almost a week. I hope everything is okay.

    • Hemet news and riverside press enterprise are the two major media in that area. I’ll have time around midnight to do some web searches.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’ve missed her here and on FB too. She brings the best links that she always beats me with 😀

    • Somebody says:

      I thought she was planning on meeting up with family in San Francisco. I don’t know if she’s already met up with them or not, but perhaps that is where she is.

    • Checked both papers with negative results. (Actually Hemet News is kaput but ck’d replacement). I think Somebody is correct. Hope she’s having good time. Miss her, too.

  4. DandyTIger says:

    Just because sometimes you need to see Frank:

  5. wmcb says:

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Oh yeah, via Breitbart:

    Since I don’t have an MSM link to trust, let’s just go with everything flung at the fan 😀

    • Lulu says:

      I’m so glad that everything they do is with such care and deliberation. So much planning and thought go into what they do. Why look at Obamacare and red lines for Syria. /s/

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Well crap. TBS is bumping TBBT for baseball 😦 I like baseball but NYY is out, season’s over for me.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Just checked in with WHD, update from my post’s link: No pogress was made at that meeting. Sigh.

    Long day tomorrow?

  9. 1539days says:

    Here’s something interesting I learned a few years ago about gold-plated health insurance. If you are an executive at a company, even a hospital, you probably have the same “plan” as everyone else. The difference is that your co-pays and out-of-network costs are paid for by the company.

    The Congress plans to pay for theirs and their staffers’ full ride on insurance.

    They now have the Cadillac plans.

  10. votermom says:

    I’m gonna be away for the rest of the week. See ya all on Tuesday, assuming Obama doesn’t nuke us all by then.

  11. Monster from the Id says:


  12. Monster from the Id says:

    Did Spammy get my first attempt, or did some glitch keep it from posting?

  13. swanspirit says:

    From FB by someone named Scott Wright .

    “I actually made it through this morning at 8:00 A.M. I have a preexisting condition (Type 1 Diabetes) and my income base was 45K-55K annually I chose tier 2 “Silver Plan” and my monthly premiums came out to $597.00 with $13,988 yearly deductible!!! There is NO POSSIBLE way that I can afford this so I “opt-out” and chose to continue along with no insurance. I received an email tonight at 5:00 P.M. informing me that my fine would be $4,037 and could be attached to my yearly income tax return. Then you make it to the “REPERCUSSIONS PORTION” for “non-payment” of yearly fine. First, your drivers license will be suspended until paid, and if you go 24 consecutive months with “Non-Payment” and you happen to be a home owner, you will have a federal tax lien placed on your home You can agree to give your bank information so that they can easy “Automatically withdraw” your “penalties” weekly, bi-weekly or monthly! This by no means is “Free” or even “Affordable”

    Now is it wrong of me to hope he voted for “Hope And Change” ?

  14. votermom says:

    Drudge tweetrd a link to it

  15. wmcb says:

    • Erica says:

      People got punked by the light bringer. Who knew (well, we did) the light he was bringing were the stars you see when someone has just punched you in the face.

  16. votermom says:

  17. The Klown says:


    • Checked Yosemite website today, Park roads and a few eating places are open but they say nobody can stop at any of the public locales or stay overnight after tonight. But the park concessionaire’s reservation website for the Ahwaynee Hotel, Yosemite Lodge, Curry Village and Wawona Hotel, etc., are still booking reservations for this weekend and the Wawona golf course seems open. Something doesn’t jibe. Worked there during another ‘shutdown’ and the only thing they knocked off then was trash pickup, which was no big deal. This time they seem anxious to punish citizens who can afford to visit them.

  18. mothy67 says:

    Trying to get a misdiagnosis off of my electronic health record is proving annoying. Have been told it shouldn’t be a problem but nobody seems capable or willing to do it. Was told I had Hep C then told I didn’t. But my record still says I have it. Concerns me because of the stigma attached. Medical professionals are supposed to treat everyone the same but they are only human and I confess I would assume that I was an IV drug user and the care would likely be effected. My situation is an easy fix but does your dentist need to know if you were treated for depression?

  19. The Klown says:

    I get mail:

    I am Carol Dixon Esq., a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney/sole executor to a deceased client of my chambers who shares a similar surname with you, made a fixed deposit of fifteen million eight hundred thousand pounds with a bank and died with his entire family in East London on the 25th April 2006, leaving behind no next of kin, am ready to share with you, If Interested please reply my email

  20. wmcb says:

    I’m chilling watching NCIS Los Angeles. I only watch it for Hetty. She is my hero.

  21. wmcb says:

    I couldn’t resist having fun with this one:

  22. wmcb says:

    Hey, Klown, TADA!

  23. My darling daughter posted this on FB and it’s better than the GIF leading this post. Hope it opens up here.

  24. Mt.Laurel says:

    Oh my, according to my local news ping,The Capitol is in lock down.

    This shutdown just does not seem to be going as well as the last one.

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