Category Archives: #Shutdown

Progs are Cray Cray

John B. Judis at New Republic: Right-wing Populism Could Hobble America for Decades The tea party is going down. Dysfunction is not. In the Federalist Papers, James Madison promised that a large republic with a representative government would avoid the … Continue reading

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It’s the GOP Establishment that is Delusional or Lying

Excellent piece from Andrew C. McCarthy: The Art of the Impossible In considering the Republican retreat that ended the partial government shutdown, funded Obamacare, and unconditionally extended more credit on Uncle Sam’s tapped-out credit card, my friend Jonah Goldberg argues … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Matter What the GOP Says or Does, the Media Will Not Play Fair

(Courtesy of Legal Insurrection) There are some post-mortems being written about the recently-ended clusterfuck in Washington DC known by the misnomer of “the shutdown”. The conventional wisdom is that it was a political and public relations disaster for the Republicans … Continue reading

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Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

All they had to do to win was nothing: House Republicans Show Themselves To Be Dangerously Incompetent, Again House Republican leaders canceled plans to call a vote Tuesday evening on a Republican plan to raise the debt limit and reopen … Continue reading

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Do You Know This Asshole?

Do you recognize the asshole holding the Confederate flag in the picture above? I am trying to find out who he is. I have combed thru hundreds of pictures from yesterday’s Million Vet March and this asshole shows up in … Continue reading

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Million Vet March – Tearing Down The Barrycades

According to the media this is a protest against the shutdown.

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It’s D-Day!

Today is the day of the Million Vet March on Washington. Sarah Palin promised to attend. I hope it’s a huge success. Today is one of those times I wish I didn’t live in California. This is an open thread.

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Government Shut Down? Hell they shut ME down as well.

Ah- life in Yellowstone! Back to work after injuring my back and being on Social Security Disability since 2009. WONDERFUL! Yellowstone is one of my favorite places in the world. Fresh air, mountains, flowers, wildlife. Hikes in the woods. Tramping … Continue reading

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Just Do It!

Toilet Paper Media: White House: Obama Will Never Negotiate On The Debt Limit Again White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that lifting the debt ceiling will be non-negotiable for as long as Barack Obama is president. “Whether it’s today, … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars – Million Vet March, October 13th, 2013

Facebook: We are all military brats, current and former military spouses and some veterans. We cannot express how utterly disappointed we were that our Greatest Generation were being used as political pawns in the ongoing government shutdown and budget crisis. … Continue reading

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232 > 200

Execrable Klein: How the White House sees the shutdown (and debt ceiling!) fight To the White House, the shutdown/debt ceiling fight is quite simple, and quite radical: Republicans are trying to create a new, deeply undemocratic pathway through which a … Continue reading

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Obama said WHAT??

Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review Online: During his speech today, the president said something rather strange. “If a worker shut down a manufacturing plant until they got what they wanted, they’d be fired,” Obama shouted. I think my head … Continue reading

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Behold! A New Word Is Born! “Barrycade”

I don’t know who started it, but this trendy new word is only three days old: Barrycade 1. A barrier (usually temporary) that exists for no reason. 2. A barrier erected for political reasons. “Dude, Obama barrycaded the park.” “Hey, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Charging the Barry-cades

It appears the Emperor Barack I has decided to double-down on his “make it hurt” policy. Federal employees are barricading open-air monuments in Washington D.C.: Before we go any further, let us note once again how contrived it is to … Continue reading

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Once again, Obama proves he is a real dick

Unfuckingbelieveable! Memorials barricaded as National Mall shuts down The National Park Service is closing monuments and memorials and ending trash collection on the National Mall due to the government shutdown. Spokeswoman Carol Johnson said Tuesday that workers are barricading the … Continue reading

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#Shutdown – Life Beyond Thunderdome

Date: October 1, 2013 Location: Underground Bunker To whom it may concern: I am writing this in hopes that some future generation will find it and learn our fate. Last night, our government shut down. Surprisingly I still have electricity … Continue reading

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