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2013-10-03 12:05:51 PM
If this keeps up the more visible of them will find themselves denied service at restaurants they are accustomed to going to.
 
2013-10-03 12:06:38 PM
"This is a life-or-death situation for them," said Rep. Carter, who doesn't know what words mean.
 
2013-10-03 12:07:38 PM
Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer spots the bureaucrats sliding back the barrier and starts to confront Johnson again. Beyond the barrier, another heckler tries to rattle him.
"Why don't you go back to Congress and do your jobs?" the heckler yells.
"Why don't you get a job?" snaps Neugebauer.



www.ou.edu
 
2013-10-03 12:08:02 PM
Message to Bachmann & co: You know the rest of the world is laughing at you, right?
 
2013-10-03 12:09:18 PM
Someone should have asked Bachmann if the Ethics investigation into her presidential "campaign" is stopped due to the shut.....er.....slimdown.
 
2013-10-03 12:09:34 PM
The furloughed workers hanging around there in their off days personally blaming the specific congressmen coming there to grandstand and asking why they aren't in the capitol doing their jobs so they can find out whether they'll be able to make rent is... pretty damned ingenious, actually.

Well played.
 
2013-10-03 12:12:52 PM
Arrest these congressional GOP shiatheads.
 
2013-10-03 12:13:21 PM
"He's not an idiot!" yells Shemaya Klar, a realtor who happened to be biking by. "The government is shut down because of people like you, Michele Bachmann! You should be ashamed of yourself. Don't pander to a vet!"

Bachmann ignores the noise. Carter chivalrously steps in for her. "You don't think there's two parties in this country?" he snaps. He turns back to Bachmann. "We got a noisy guy over here who wants to get politics involved. Don't pay attention."



Head assplode.
 
2013-10-03 12:13:36 PM

JusticeandIndependence: Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer spots the bureaucrats sliding back the barrier and starts to confront Johnson again. Beyond the barrier, another heckler tries to rattle him.
"Why don't you go back to Congress and do your jobs?" the heckler yells.
"Why don't you get a job?" snaps Neugebauer.


Sounds like someone's fully embraced the new GOP motto:

"Republicans: because fark you, that's why."
 
2013-10-03 12:14:00 PM

JusticeandIndependence: Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer spots the bureaucrats sliding back the barrier and starts to confront Johnson again. Beyond the barrier, another heckler tries to rattle him.
"Why don't you go back to Congress and do your jobs?" the heckler yells.
"Why don't you get a job?" snaps Neugebauer.


 Ugh. This is the same asshole Rep that was a giant dick to the park ranger.

Hate he's from Texas just thankful he's not from my district.
 
2013-10-03 12:15:13 PM

Scaryduck: Message to Bachmann & co: You know the rest of the world is laughing at you, right?


No, some of them are trying to figure out how to tell their kids why people care more about a war memorial than a cancer treatment.
 
2013-10-03 12:15:22 PM
 "We got a noisy guy over here who wants to get politics involved. Don't pay attention."

Everything about this article makes me stabby.

Fark you, Republicans. Seriously. Fark you.
 
2013-10-03 12:15:48 PM
From another story about Randy Neugebauer:

"How do you look at [the veterans] and... deny them access?" said Neugebauer.
"It's difficult," responded the Park Service employee.
"Well, it should be difficult," replied the congressman, who was carrying a small American flag in his breast pocket.
"It is difficult," responded the Park Service employee. "I'm sorry, sir."


LOL, this reminds me of the time Dick Cheney shot an old man in the face and the guy apologized to Cheney for his head getting in the way of the shot.
 
2013-10-03 12:15:50 PM

Leader O'Cola: Arrest these congressional GOP shiatheads.


Yeah, this. They're trespassing.
 
2013-10-03 12:16:18 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: "This is a life-or-death situation for them," said Rep. Carter, who doesn't know what words mean.


What a farking sniveling, worthless, peckerwood. Jesus Christ, I don't even know where to begin.
 
2013-10-03 12:16:52 PM

meat0918: Scaryduck: Message to Bachmann & co: You know the rest of the world is laughing at you, right?

No, some of them are trying to figure out how to tell their kids why people care more about a war memorial than a cancer treatment.


If the Republicans actually cared about any of those, they wouldn't have shut down the funding for them.
 
2013-10-03 12:18:09 PM

Jim_Callahan: The furloughed workers hanging around there in their off days personally blaming the specific congressmen coming there to grandstand and asking why they aren't in the capitol doing their jobs so they can find out whether they'll be able to make rent is... pretty damned ingenious, actually.

Well played.


Actually, that's not a bad idea.  I might have to start making the drive to DC.
 
2013-10-03 12:19:16 PM
Until it is, Republican members of Congress are arriving at the memorial, just ahead of the Honor Flight buses.

Wow. I had suspected this bullshiat was planned in advance.
 
2013-10-03 12:19:54 PM

JusticeandIndependence: Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer spots the bureaucrats sliding back the barrier and starts to confront Johnson again. Beyond the barrier, another heckler tries to rattle him.
"Why don't you go back to Congress and do your jobs?" the heckler yells.
"Why don't you get a job?" snaps Neugebauer.


[www.ou.edu image 277x266]


It's amazing to me that, even with incidents like this, the GOP spin machine is STILL convincing some people that

A) President Obama somehow masterminded this to demoralize the vets and

B) the stoppage was as a result of the Democrats using Obamacare as a ransom demand.

The level that machine operates at is UNREAL.
 
2013-10-03 12:20:43 PM
"Is this your first Honor Flight?" asks a reporter.
"Oh, gosh no!" says McCaskill. "The thing that's a little confusing is the number of people here who don't have honor flights from their states to play politics on the backs of veterans, which I think is bad news."



Is it common for the representatives to escort the Honor Flight or is this just a blatant PR stunt?

And I agree with the O'Keefe guy, the publicity over the memorial is pretty much entirely due to the media, which is causing idiot congressman to PR stunt it, causing an even greater media circus.

Once a furloughed worker punches a congressman in the face maybe they'll get some attention.

Or they can heckle the memorial, which is cool too.
 
2013-10-03 12:23:10 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: "This is a life-or-death situation for them," said Rep. Carter, who doesn't know what words mean.


Yeah, but it's all a big barrel of laughs for the women and children who won't be getting their food.
 
2013-10-03 12:23:49 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Until it is, Republican members of Congress are arriving at the memorial, just ahead of the Honor Flight buses.

Wow. I had suspected this bullshiat was planned in advance.


It's somewhat saddening that somehow their "plan" felt this was an important component.

/yes..the 93 year old has a lot of votes left in him
 
2013-10-03 12:24:46 PM

The Homer Tax: JusticeandIndependence: Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer spots the bureaucrats sliding back the barrier and starts to confront Johnson again. Beyond the barrier, another heckler tries to rattle him.
"Why don't you go back to Congress and do your jobs?" the heckler yells.
"Why don't you get a job?" snaps Neugebauer.

Sounds like someone's fully embraced the new GOP motto:

"Republicans: because fark you, that's why."


Republicans have reached a low of thinking their shiat don't stick while the EPA declares their shiat a level-5 biohazard.
 
2013-10-03 12:25:15 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: From another story about Randy Neugebauer:

"How do you look at [the veterans] and... deny them access?" said Neugebauer.
"It's difficult," responded the Park Service employee.
"Well, it should be difficult," replied the congressman, who was carrying a small American flag in his breast pocket.
"It is difficult," responded the Park Service employee. "I'm sorry, sir."

LOL, this reminds me of the time Dick Cheney shot an old man in the face and the guy apologized to Cheney for his head getting in the way of the shot.


Of course he was. God I hate these people.

"How do you have patience for people who claim they love America, but clearly can't stand Americans?"
 
2013-10-03 12:25:57 PM

that bosnian sniper: What a farking sniveling, worthless, peckerwood.


As your typical GOP voter, I find these qualities something I share with Dr. Carter.  He is a Dr. right, because he sounds really smart.

In addition, I've found that voting for people like Dr. Carter really "pisses off the libs". Not sure exactly who the "libs" are, but I like to imagine they are every single person in the country that disagrees with me.  At least the blacks and the elitists!
 
2013-10-03 12:26:18 PM

Rwa2play: The Homer Tax: JusticeandIndependence: Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer spots the bureaucrats sliding back the barrier and starts to confront Johnson again. Beyond the barrier, another heckler tries to rattle him.
"Why don't you go back to Congress and do your jobs?" the heckler yells.
"Why don't you get a job?" snaps Neugebauer.

Sounds like someone's fully embraced the new GOP motto:

"Republicans: because fark you, that's why."

Republicans have reached a low of thinking their shiat don't stick while the EPA declares their shiat a level-5 biohazard.


Luckily for them, 94% of the EPA employees are being furloughed! They're in the clear!
 
2013-10-03 12:26:22 PM

hammer85: Is it common for the representatives to escort the Honor Flight or is this just a blatant PR stunt?


Both. Honor Flight usually has reps from their states of origin there to meet them and escort them etc, but this particular event had a bunch of GOP members who had nothing to do with Honor Flight there to bang a drum about how they're going to fight for those vets etc. I mean, McCaskill pretty clearly explained it but
 
2013-10-03 12:27:37 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: "This is a life-or-death situation for them," said Rep. Carter, who doesn't know what words mean.


Well, it's more important than the life-or-death situation that some infants will be in now that their mothers can't afford formula to feed them.
 
2013-10-03 12:28:39 PM

sprawl15: hammer85: Is it common for the representatives to escort the Honor Flight or is this just a blatant PR stunt?

Both. Honor Flight usually has reps from their states of origin there to meet them and escort them etc, but this particular event had a bunch of GOP members who had nothing to do with Honor Flight there to bang a drum about how they're going to fight for those vets etc. I mean, McCaskill pretty clearly explained it but


Well I figured the people with no one there like McCaskill said were blatantly pandering, but I was more curious about her and Bachmann, which both seemed to be doing the whole Honor Flight thing (with the added media circus causing a PR stunt rather than just business as usual).
 
2013-10-03 12:30:18 PM
Maybe it is because I don't consider veterans to be gods, or because I'd rather we spend more on VA benefits or armor for their vehicles than a memorial, but memorials ARE non-essential, by any definition of essential I can think of.

If you shut down the government, they SHOULD be closed.
 
2013-10-03 12:30:24 PM
I'd like to think that I'm a reasonably literate person, but upon reading this story I find myself at a loss...

What word out-whore's "whore?"
 
2013-10-03 12:33:29 PM

maxheck: What word out-whore's "whore?"


Whoresons.
 
2013-10-03 12:35:59 PM
Just for fun, I took a peak at Mr. Carter's twitter feed (@repjohncarter) and it may as well be a fw:fw:fw e-mail.
 
2013-10-03 12:39:08 PM

bborchar: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: "This is a life-or-death situation for them," said Rep. Carter, who doesn't know what words mean.

Well, it's more important than the life-or-death situation that some infants will be in now that their mothers can't afford formula to feed them.


They cut SNAP not WIC so the infants will still get formula

The scum bag thing you want to rail on these people for is that kids are being denied chemo because of this garbage
 
2013-10-03 12:39:12 PM
Video footage of Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)  berating a park ranger because the park is closed down.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-congressman-confronts-park -r anger
 
2013-10-03 12:39:41 PM

Car_Ramrod: Prank Call of Cthulhu: From another story about Randy Neugebauer:

"How do you look at [the veterans] and... deny them access?" said Neugebauer.
"It's difficult," responded the Park Service employee.
"Well, it should be difficult," replied the congressman, who was carrying a small American flag in his breast pocket.
"It is difficult," responded the Park Service employee. "I'm sorry, sir."

LOL, this reminds me of the time Dick Cheney shot an old man in the face and the guy apologized to Cheney for his head getting in the way of the shot.

Of course he was. God I hate these people.

"How do you have patience for people who claim they love America, but clearly can't stand Americans?"


i.qkme.me
 
2013-10-03 12:41:53 PM

InmanRoshi: Video footage of Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX)  berating a park ranger because the park is closed down.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-congressman-confronts-park -r anger

Neugebauer asked the Ranger how she could turn World War II veterans away.
"How do you look at them and...deny them access?" the congressman asked.
"It's difficult," she responded.
"Well, it should be difficult," Neugebauer snapped.
"It is difficult," the Ranger said. "I'm sorry sir."
"The Park Service should be ashamed of themselves," Neugebauer said.
"I'm not ashamed," the Ranger said.
Members of the crowd then chimed in. One person shouted "This woman is doing her job, just like me."
"I'm a 30-year federal veteran -- I'm out of work," the man continued.
"Well, the reason you are is because [Senate Majority Leader Harry] Reid decided to shutdown the government," Neugebauer said.


Christ, what an asshole.
 
2013-10-03 12:42:38 PM

maxheck: I'd like to think that I'm a reasonably literate person, but upon reading this story I find myself at a loss...

What word out-whore's "whore?"


Representative
 
2013-10-03 12:42:58 PM

ShadowKamui: bborchar: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: "This is a life-or-death situation for them," said Rep. Carter, who doesn't know what words mean.

Well, it's more important than the life-or-death situation that some infants will be in now that their mothers can't afford formula to feed them.

They cut SNAP not WIC so the infants will still get formula

The scum bag thing you want to rail on these people for is that kids are being denied chemo because of this garbage


I stand corrected

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/10/2/vulnerable-mothersfe ar falloutasshutdownthreatenswicprogram.html

WIC is going to run out of money
 
2013-10-03 12:43:35 PM
Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque:

maxheck: What word out-whore's "whore?"

Whoresons.


Scrofulous whoreson blaggards is is then.
 
2013-10-03 12:57:22 PM

Empty Matchbook: JusticeandIndependence: Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer spots the bureaucrats sliding back the barrier and starts to confront Johnson again. Beyond the barrier, another heckler tries to rattle him.
"Why don't you go back to Congress and do your jobs?" the heckler yells.
"Why don't you get a job?" snaps Neugebauer.


[www.ou.edu image 277x266]

It's amazing to me that, even with incidents like this, the GOP spin machine is STILL convincing some people that

A) President Obama somehow masterminded this to demoralize the vets and

B) the stoppage was as a result of the Democrats using Obamacare as a ransom demand.

The level that machine operates at is UNREAL.


I was listening to the House session this morning for a while before I became too nauseated to listen anymore. One of the first GOP people that got up to speak was whining about how President Obama just won't negotiate! He's so mean! Why won't he just give us what we want?? Unbelievable.

On another note, I watched it for about 15 minutes, and it made me depressed. Speakers were only being given a minute to speak, so I got to see a variety of our elected "leaders" in action and, just.... wow. Talk about a group of semi-literate retards who are in WAYYY over their heads. Almost every one of them simply read a statement off of a piece of paper, and nearly every one of them read it haltingly and with seeming difficulty. Stuff that they themselves presumably wrote. Some of them seriously sounded like first graders trying to stumble through their assigned reading, Democrats and Republicans alike. The few who didn't sound completely retarded were simply grandstanding and spouting dishonest propaganda. The House of Representatives really is just a big group of idiots with room-temperature IQ's. I'm no longer surprised in the least that they are completely unable to govern. I wouldn't trust the lot of them to be alone in a room with a pair of safety scissors.
 
2013-10-03 12:57:42 PM

Scaryduck: Message to Bachmann & co: You know the rest of the world is laughing at you, right?


oh man...i wish one of the more respected news people-like bob schieffer or charlie rose- would interview any senator or congressperson and ask this..."do you realize just how pathetic you all look?"

i think bob would do it.
 
2013-10-03 12:57:51 PM
Obama should go there and give a speech. He should stand in front of the baracades and begin his speech by saying. Mr. Boehner tear down this wall.
The GOP would go farking crazy.
 
2013-10-03 01:00:00 PM
"Why don't you go get a job?" he says to me.

Let's "compromise"! When you and your Republican colleagues return to your respective chambers en masse, put loaded pistols in your lie-holes and pull the triggers, then I'll be able to get a job!
 
2013-10-03 01:00:31 PM

Ring of Fire: Obama should go there and give a speech. He should stand in front of the baracades and begin his speech by saying. Mr. Boehner tear down this wall.
The GOP would go farking crazy.


He should also mention that the United States of America does not negotiate with terrorists.  Not even domestic ones.  That'll pop any heads that are left unexploded.
 
2013-10-03 01:01:27 PM
Why didn't they pepper spray everyone in the face for tresspassing?
 
2013-10-03 01:03:16 PM
The one thing that this issue clarifies for me is why, when I was walking through BWI a while back, there were two lines of people carrying American flags and applauding a bunch of old Vets who just arrived on a plane.  Since they were on either side of the terminal walkway, and were between my flight and baggage, I had to walk right down the middle of the lines, basking in the patriotic applause I so richly deserved.

I remember wondering what the special occasion was, but it seems it was simply one of these Honor Flights.
 
2013-10-03 01:04:41 PM

maxheck: I'd like to think that I'm a reasonably literate person, but upon reading this story I find myself at a loss...

What word out-whore's "whore?"


I'm personally fond of "slattern", myself.

And its adjectival form:"slatternly".
 
2013-10-03 01:05:08 PM

Muta: Why didn't they pepper spray everyone in the face for tresspassing?


Obama tried, but was stopped by our heroic GOP congressmen.  Don't you read facebook?
 
2013-10-03 01:06:09 PM
Is anyone else seeing "Neidermeyer"  every time you read "Neugebauer "?
 
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