Nabb1: I'm okay with this. The kids that play for the service academies aren't trying to prime themselves for a pro career or anything like that. This shutdown is a damned farce as it is.
INeedAName: The reason it will continue is because they aren't spending government money on them. The Sec Def is just giving them the okay to spend their own money, to do their own thing. Can't really argue with that.
Olympic Trolling Judge: The Coast Guard has a D-3 program? That's just sad.And if we're able to keep the football teams running like this, maybe we should consider running more parts of the government on non-appropriated funds. Have each department hit up the taxpayer directly for the services they provide instead of relying on the schmucks in Congress to cover their operating expenses. Not that the entire system could be run that way, obviously, but it would help to mitigate the impact of the next shutdown.
soakitincider: I need a f*cking tax cut, and i'm not rich.
INeedAName: The reason it will continue is because they aren't spending government money on them. The Sec Def is just giving them the okay to spend their own money, to do their own thing. Can't really argue with that.Also, the NCAA probably snuck a guy into the Sec Def's house and made rather ominous threats should the football schedule get messed up. You just don't mess with the stronger force in our nation - the NCAA.
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