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2013-09-29 12:34:41 AM
Burn it all down, GOP. It's your necks.
 
2013-09-29 12:45:04 AM
Good. It's their necks on the line in 2014 during the elections and the public ALWAYS shows their displeasure on whoever is up for election first.
 
2013-09-29 12:46:26 AM
WELCOME TO THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.
 
2013-09-29 12:46:36 AM
Minority part of the minority party can just threaten complete and utter shutdown of the federal government if the majority party -as voted in by the people, to get what they want.

Perfect.  This is how functioning governance works, I'm sure.
 
2013-09-29 12:46:50 AM
Brilliant plan, GOP.  After all, it worked out so damn well for you in 1996!!
 
m00
2013-09-29 12:47:04 AM
Yay!

"Government shut" down really means -- we'll keep the aircraft carriers afloat, keep the wars going, keep the corporate handouts, keep the Congressional pay OF COURSE, and all of that stuff. They'll just stop regulating industry, and shut down services people use. Except for services corporations use, as they are the most important kind of person.

Gotta prioritize.
 
2013-09-29 12:47:18 AM
Is it too soon to blame Obama?
 
2013-09-29 12:47:21 AM
The last shutdown cost us $1.4B dollars. That's the "fiscally responsible" Republican Party at work, folks!
 
2013-09-29 12:47:38 AM
Assholes.

Sorry. I meant, stupid assholes.
 
2013-09-29 12:47:44 AM
Takes ball, goes home. Hopefully rest of country has at least one ball.
 
2013-09-29 12:47:55 AM
Such hatred is very unsettling.

You lost the debate on healthcare, GOP.

Its time for you to start acting like human beings and not like WOPR who nearly destroyed the world because it didn't learn when to give up
 
2013-09-29 12:48:00 AM
Republicans:  Here's a bill full of poison pills.  Accept it or die.
Democrats:  No.  Here's a clean bill free of any ideological bromides.
Republicans:  No.  Here's a new bill with even more poison pills.
Fark Independents:  See?  It's all Obama's fault.
 
2013-09-29 12:48:14 AM

phrawgh: Is it too soon to blame Obama?


It's  never too soon to blame Obama.
 
2013-09-29 12:48:16 AM

shower_in_my_socks: WELCOME TO THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.


It's GOP shutdown 2.0

/It worked so well when Newt did it, right?
 
2013-09-29 12:48:23 AM
Why do I have a feeling the doom and gloom prophecies are a little misplaced? MN has been shut down three times (maybe only twice) in my twelve years of following politics and it always results in basically nothing.
 
2013-09-29 12:49:07 AM
These people are truly loathsome pieces of shiat.
 
2013-09-29 12:49:20 AM
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2013-09-29 12:49:22 AM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
 
2013-09-29 12:49:37 AM
Newt Gingrich was a visionary.
 
2013-09-29 12:49:46 AM
I hope they thought this all the way through. What if this is just the opportunity the UN has been waiting for?
 
2013-09-29 12:49:46 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-29 12:49:58 AM

cman: Its time for you to start acting like human beings and not like WOPR who nearly destroyed the world because it didn't learn when to give up


I like that analogy quite a bit. It works.
 
2013-09-29 12:50:18 AM
You assholes. You short-sighted ignorant assholes. I had a whole rant ready for this, but I'm too pissed now to post it. I'll just repeat my epithets toward the Republicans in the House and Senate.

You stupid, moronic, poor excuse for human excrement assholes. Rot.

/mom works for the government
//2014 is right around the corner, suckholes.
 
2013-09-29 12:50:36 AM
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2013-09-29 12:50:40 AM

Testiclaw: Minority part of the minority party can just threaten complete and utter shutdown of the federal government if the majority party -as voted in by the people, to get what they want.

Perfect.  This is how functioning governance works, I'm sure.


Well, it is supposed to work similarly, yes

Tyranny of a majority is something that is a distinct possibility.

However one is only supposed to deploy it when its necessary, not just to deploy it out of spite
 
2013-09-29 12:51:01 AM
How is it so many people have been raised to believe the world ends without lots of government?
 
2013-09-29 12:51:01 AM
This has been stupid for too long. I don't even, anymore.
 
2013-09-29 12:51:22 AM
They have become Derp, the Dumberers of Worlds.

/I'm getting waaaay too many chances to pull this one out today.
 
2013-09-29 12:52:28 AM
the funniest part of all of this is:  Even in a shutdown, the ACA still gets funded.
 
2013-09-29 12:53:09 AM
Oh.  Yay.  More bureaucratic bullshiat from both sides wasting money that would otherwise be better spent doing something constructive instead of stroking the limp DIACKS in office today.
 
2013-09-29 12:53:54 AM
This is really the Democrat's fault for dressing so slutty.

/or something equally lazy and obviously wrong
//you know it's coming
 
2013-09-29 12:54:26 AM
Gonna need a lot of barns to take these 'tards behind.
/ Stock up on shovels.
 
2013-09-29 12:54:38 AM
Someone should be in here any minute to talk about how much he loves to bob on the knob.
 
2013-09-29 12:55:12 AM

obso1337user: Why do I have a feeling the doom and gloom prophecies are a little misplaced? MN has been shut down three times (maybe only twice) in my twelve years of following politics and it always results in basically nothing.


Except that one time it went 3 weeks and we almost ran out of booze.
 
2013-09-29 12:55:19 AM

indeebud: Oh.  Yay.  More bureaucratic bullshiat from both sides wasting money that would otherwise be better spent doing something constructive instead of stroking the limp DIACKS in office today.


...sooooo...bsab?
 
2013-09-29 12:55:25 AM
The system suck, the government suck, and the people suck. The faster the whole thing collapse, the better. You cant bandaid the human race, folks. We were never designed to live in groups bigger than our close families, hunting and gathering in the wild.
 
2013-09-29 12:55:33 AM
Well at least TSA will still be there to grope me on my flight home tomorrow because I refuse to go through the naked xrays and protest by inconveniencing them to have to get down on their hands and knees and feel my ankles for weapons.
 
2013-09-29 12:55:40 AM
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2013-09-29 12:55:57 AM

obso1337user: Why do I have a feeling the doom and gloom prophecies are a little misplaced? MN has been shut down three times (maybe only twice) in my twelve years of following politics and it always results in basically nothing.


Minnesota is not the federal government (thank God).

National zoos, museums, and parks would be closed.
Government employee in a non-critical position?  You're not working.
Military?  You accrue pay, but you don't actually get paid until after the shutdown stops.
The ATF would get shut down, so gun permits will be even slower than normal.
Federal loans (for veterans, small businesses, etc) are not going to be handed out.
We will probably take another hit to our credit rating if it goes on for too long.
Social Security will probably keep going out, though.  And the ACA will be unaffected.
 
2013-09-29 12:55:58 AM
i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-29 12:55:59 AM
www.marketoracle.co.uk
 
2013-09-29 12:56:15 AM
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-09-29 12:56:15 AM

BubbaWayne: Someone should be in here any minute to talk about how much he loves to bob on the knob.


Ok, what is this BOB meme all about that keeps on showing up in threads?
 
2013-09-29 12:56:17 AM
I thought elections gave mandates.
 
2013-09-29 12:56:26 AM

make me some tea: Burn it all down, GOP. It's your necks.


Wasn't President Obama the one who said he wouldn't negotiate

Why are we even at this point, why these short term bills. We send our elected representatives to Washington and expect that they pass a budget. They don't. We need to fire them. They are not looking out for anyone but themselves.

Fire all of the, Democrats, Republicans and even that one independent guy.
 
2013-09-29 12:56:29 AM

indeebud: Oh.  Yay.  More bureaucratic bullshiat from both sides wasting money that would otherwise be better spent doing something constructive instead of stroking the limp DIACKS in office today.


Both sides?

How the fark is this the Democrats' fault?
 
2013-09-29 12:56:50 AM

make me some tea: cman: Its time for you to start acting like human beings and not like WOPR who nearly destroyed the world because it didn't learn when to give up

I like that analogy quite a bit. It works.


Agreed, I gave him a Smart click for that one.
 
2013-09-29 12:56:56 AM
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2013-09-29 12:57:00 AM

obso1337user: Why do I have a feeling the doom and gloom prophecies are a little misplaced? MN has been shut down three times (maybe only twice) in my twelve years of following politics and it always results in basically nothing.


Like the sequester? It will not be utter doom, but it will most likely slow the recovery. Which sucks cause this is the lamest post- recession economy evar.

/Thanks GOP I will remember at the polls.
 
m00
2013-09-29 12:57:14 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: the funniest part of all of this is:  Even in a shutdown, the ACA still gets funded.


of course. the government "shutting down" is akin to unemployed people going on strike.
 
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