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2013-10-02 12:18:59 AM
How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?
 
2013-10-02 12:30:06 AM

Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essenti


Like those who work for the EPA, FDA, OSHA, and similar agencies, the teabaggers would view them as the enforcers of needless, burdensome, oppressive government regulations.
 
2013-10-02 12:47:14 AM

Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?


WIC is non-essential. So, unless the individual states have saved some cash, those women and children will starve.

Pro-Life and all that jazz.
 
2013-10-02 01:07:14 AM

Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?


And if they aren't essential, would someone please explain to my why the legalized thieves of the TSA are?
 
2013-10-02 01:07:57 AM
Tea baggers have their own planes.
 
2013-10-02 01:13:01 AM

Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?


reagan.jpg

Approves.
 
2013-10-02 02:44:17 AM

Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?


They're guvmint employees enforcing job-killing regulations.
 
2013-10-02 06:57:03 AM
There was a private jet crash in Santa Monica the other day, 4 Hollywood Liberals were killed.

The investigation has stalled because of the Slimdown.
 
2013-10-02 07:19:32 AM
Slimdown is definitely catching on. Watch out BO'B.
 
2013-10-02 07:26:04 AM
Unfortunately, the tea bag crowd doesn't go anywhere they can't get to on their Jazzy Power Scooters. It's just another example of the rest of us having to suffer for their stupidity.
 
2013-10-02 07:30:26 AM

Boxcutta: Unfortunately, the tea bag crowd doesn't go anywhere they can't get to on their Jazzy Power Scooters. It's just another example of the rest of us having to suffer for their stupidity.


Came to say this. The only baggers who fly are the congressmen who are still in DC slapping one anothe ron the ass going "We wrecked it gud!"
 
2013-10-02 07:31:27 AM

Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?


What's classed as mandatory spending and what's classed as discretionary has a very large grey area and sometimes comes down to details of how the accounting was done and whether the contracts are internal or connected to a third-party company than any simple quantitative metric.

For instance, general food assistance like the food stamp program is classed mandatory, but the WIC program specifically is discretionary (and thus is getting shafted).  It makes sense if you really get into the details of program renewals and funding directives, but from the long view... it gets pretty random-seeming.

// And gets into outright Chaos when you're looking at the military budget, it seems like what's mandatory and what's discretionary was chosen using a blindfold, a dartboard, and four or five pints of whiskey.
 
2013-10-02 07:34:17 AM
Similar to things like "comfort" and "treating people like human beings", the power of the free market will ensure that airlines will self-inspect their fleets with microscopic detail with an eye only towards safety.
 
2013-10-02 07:38:14 AM

Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?


Look, if a company gains a reputation for having planes that are unsafe in the air, the Free Market will sort that out because they will lose business. Duh.
 
2013-10-02 07:39:12 AM
Tea Baggers don't fly.  Flying means travel, travel means meeting new people, meeting new people means the possibility of exposure to new ideas, teabaggers don't fly
 
2013-10-02 07:39:48 AM
Teabaggers can't afford a single airline seat, let alone the full row that would be required.
 
2013-10-02 07:39:52 AM

Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?


Remember the 70s?
We went without air traffic control for a bit.
 
2013-10-02 07:41:16 AM

Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?


On a side/jack. I saw the Barnabas Collins board game at a yard sale Saturday and thought of you.
All the pieces in it, and mint.
$20.
 
2013-10-02 07:46:05 AM
This is Obama's shutdown.

"You can shut down the government, but don't dare shut down the healthcare plan.  Fark you racists who think it's bad."

But the dems will never admit they're the evil villains in this matter.
 
2013-10-02 07:47:49 AM

SithLord: This is Obama's shutdown.

"You can shut down the government, but don't dare shut down the healthcare plan.  Fark you racists who think it's bad."

But the dems will never admit they're the evil villains in this matter.


Enough of you.  Plonk!
 
2013-10-02 07:49:45 AM

vudukungfu: Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?

On a side/jack. I saw the Barnabas Collins board game at a yard sale Saturday and thought of you.
All the pieces in it, and mint.
$20.


Cool! Loves me Mapes profile page.
 
2013-10-02 07:54:11 AM

Alphax: SithLord: This is Obama's shutdown.

"You can shut down the government, but don't dare shut down the healthcare plan.  Fark you racists who think it's bad."

But the dems will never admit they're the evil villains in this matter.

Enough of you.  Plonk!


Dems can't take the truth it seems.
 
2013-10-02 07:57:05 AM
Well that's just lovely.

/Flying to Cleveland next Thursday
//on a crappy discount airline
///Jeebus help me
 
2013-10-02 07:58:27 AM

Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?


Free Market that's how.  If an airline doesn't take care of it's fleet then they will have accidents killing people and scaring away customers.  Customers will go to airlines with safer records.  By having safety inspectors in place at the expense of the American Taxpayers we have deprived the people of the ability to make informed choices and to let the market work creating a needles expense dragging down the prosperity of the tax payers and propping up the well connected airlines.

/No I really don't believe this, but this is what Teabaggers believe.
 
2013-10-02 07:59:50 AM

sarajlewis83: Well that's just lovely.

/Flying to Cleveland next Thursday
//on a crappy discount airline
///Jeebus help me


And I'm going to Orlando on Friday via Southwest.  What are the odds that I make it there in one piece?
 
2013-10-02 08:01:56 AM
Democrats are willing to have planes fall out of the sky versus actually giving themselves time to fix their broken program. Nice.
 
2013-10-02 08:03:22 AM
There are lots of things that aren't "essential" that are. I know people who do network defense and they were furloughed down to a skeleton crew that could never adequately defend a network.
 
2013-10-02 08:03:51 AM

ole prophet: Democrats are willing to have planes fall out of the sky versus actually giving themselves time to fix their broken program. Nice.


It just looks like you're siding with Ted Cruz.

Now, is that really what you want?
 
2013-10-02 08:05:56 AM
bmongar: ...this is what Teabaggers believe.

That is, if you could translate garbled repetition of dog whistle phrases and "SERSHERLERSM" spouted reflexively between mouthfuls of double-fisted deep-fried spaghetti and fried chicken at Golden Corral.
 
2013-10-02 08:06:15 AM

SithLord: But the dems will never admit they're the evil villains in this matter.


Here we are, 5 years into the Obama Presidency, and not once has he apologized for being a Blah Dimocrat.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-02 08:08:12 AM
We've all been hearing a lot of B.S. about how "people will see that we don't need government in our lives."  It's really total B.S., as most "Government in our lives" is stuff like meat inspectors and safety inspectors, and military, and the like.

One of the first things I thought about was the FAA on the shutdown.  Because of the FAA we average less than one major airline disaster every year.  The U.S. has thousands of flights a day.

When there is a disaster, dozens of experts spend countless hours to figure out what happened and then things are ACTUALLY DONE to correct systemic problems.  This has lowered the death rate significantly.

This is just one area of items we need expert help on as a country, and really the only one I know much about.  I have no idea what is involved with meat inspection, for instance, but I am smart enough to be glad it is there.

We are looking at a significant number of people in this country that have been brainwashed to believe certain things that are to the advantage of corporate leaders and which are untrue.  The "less regulation" meme is total and complete bullshiat.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-02 08:08:52 AM

ole prophet: Democrats are willing to have planes fall out of the sky versus actually giving themselves time to fix their broken program. Nice.


*plonk*

If you really believe this, I need to stop hearing you talk.  If you don't you're a troll.
 
2013-10-02 08:09:35 AM

ole prophet: Democrats are willing to have planes fall out of the sky versus actually giving themselves time to fix their broken program. Nice.


You guys are so farking stupid that I'm afraid to block you because it might be Poe's law at work... Except I have several Facebook acquaintances that are just as farking stupid.


"We're very excited," said Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). "It's exactly what we wanted, and we got it."
 
2013-10-02 08:10:04 AM

that bosnian sniper: bmongar: ...this is what Teabaggers believe.

That is, if you could translate garbled repetition of dog whistle phrases and "SERSHERLERSM" spouted reflexively between mouthfuls of double-fisted deep-fried spaghetti and fried chicken at Golden Corral.


I was a bit too coherent wasn't I?
 
2013-10-02 08:10:12 AM

ole prophet: Democrats are willing to have planes fall out of the sky versus actually giving themselves time to fix their broken program. Nice.


Exactly. The Republicans just want to give Obama an extra year to refine his healthcare program. It's not like they would ever try to delay it or defund it again. They wouldn't use the delay as prima facie evidence that the whole thing is broken and needs to be scrapped. Why would they do that? I'm insulted you would even suggest such a thing. They're just trying to help. Can't you see?
 
2013-10-02 08:11:37 AM

SithLord: This is Obama's shutdown.

"You can shut down the government, but don't dare shut down the healthcare plan.  Fark you racists who think it's bad."

But the dems will never admit they're the evil villains in this matter.


0/10 - talking points are written for a reason, dude.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-02 08:11:37 AM

Boxcutta: SithLord: But the dems will never admit they're the evil villains in this matter.

Here we are, 5 years into the Obama Presidency, and not once has he apologized for being a Blah Dimocrat.


He hasn't bowed to the graven image of Ayn Rand, so people want to overthrow him now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0X7oHMASDY
 
2013-10-02 08:12:05 AM

Boxcutta: SithLord: But the dems will never admit they're the evil villains in this matter.

Here we are, 5 years into the Obama Presidency, and not once has he apologized for being a Blah Dimocrat.


Hey. Buildabear Husker Du Fartbambo has had numerous opportunities to be an old money WASP Republican, but he refuses every time, forcing the rage of Asparagus Man and the Crying Drunk.

WTF is that guy's problem?
 
2013-10-02 08:12:13 AM

bmongar: I was a bit too coherent wasn't I?


You know, honestly at this point I could care less. I got thinking of the potential ramifications of deep-fried spaghetti, and now that I've learned that is apparently a thing I find myself irresistibly lured by its siren song.
 
2013-10-02 08:13:33 AM

Jim_Callahan:  but the WIC program specifically is discretionary (and thus is getting shafted).


Last night they were covering this and they interviewed a young lady, her response was "I need WIC.  If this goes on too long, I might have to get a job"

um boo hoo.

I realize it's a vital resource for some but if your concern is that you MIGHT have to get a job, it makes me haz the said.
 
2013-10-02 08:13:34 AM

SithLord: Dems can't take the truth it seems.


Just a bit of friendly advice, if you're going to try to troll on the Fark politics board you're going to have to bring your "A game" not this weak sauce. The point of trolling is to get a rise out of your audience, not have them pity you for stupidity or ineptitude.
 
2013-10-02 08:15:20 AM
Hoverounds can't fly, subby.
 
2013-10-02 08:16:36 AM
 
2013-10-02 08:20:12 AM
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/aug/05/federal-aviat ion-administration

I thought I remembered a similar story from 2011 in which the FAA was shutdown due to funding. Link posted above.
 
2013-10-02 08:21:11 AM

I_Am_Weasel: ole prophet: Democrats are willing to have planes fall out of the sky versus actually giving themselves time to fix their broken program. Nice.

It just looks like you're siding with Ted Cruz.

Now, is that really what you want?


I'm not siding with anyone. The GOP picked a stupid way to fight and plated the Shutdown for Democrats. That doesn't take away from the fact that the exchanges were not ready to launch. So now safety is legitimate concern because no one wants to admit they are wrong.
 
2013-10-02 08:23:56 AM

toetag: Jim_Callahan:  but the WIC program specifically is discretionary (and thus is getting shafted).

Last night they were covering this and they interviewed a young lady, her response was "I need WIC.  If this goes on too long, I might have to get a job"

um boo hoo.

I realize it's a vital resource for some but if your concern is that you MIGHT have to get a job, it makes me haz the said.


I wonder if she can afford child care for when she's at work. That ain't cheap.
 
2013-10-02 08:25:02 AM

Hetfield: Hoverounds can't fly, subby.


i.imgur.com

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
 
2013-10-02 08:27:21 AM

starsrift: Bathia_Mapes: How in the hell are FAA safety inspectors non-essential?

Look, if a company gains a reputation for having planes that are unsafe in the air, the Free Market will sort that out because they will lose business. Duh.



What de-socialized, free market, Republican solutions may look like;
www.gannett-cdn.com
 
2013-10-02 08:28:03 AM

ole prophet: I_Am_Weasel: ole prophet: Democrats are willing to have planes fall out of the sky versus actually giving themselves time to fix their broken program. Nice.

It just looks like you're siding with Ted Cruz.

Now, is that really what you want?

I'm not siding with anyone. The GOP picked a stupid way to fight and plated the Shutdown for Democrats. That doesn't take away from the fact that the exchanges were not ready to launch. So now safety is legitimate concern because no one wants to admit they are wrong.


The exchanges had plenty of time to prepare for launches. If certain state agencies squandered that time - why punish the people?

If you're trying to suggest that the overwhelming demand for Obamacare within the first hours of opening the exchange could have been anticipated then you're delusional.
 
2013-10-02 08:28:13 AM

that bosnian sniper: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.


i.imgur.com

I spoke too soon.
 
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