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2013-10-05 11:26:17 AM
Wooohooo, extra paid vacation!
 
2013-10-05 11:28:53 AM
Free vacation from our bloated government.
 
2013-10-05 11:29:37 AM
You are non-essential, here, have a $1B /day vacation on the king.
 
2013-10-05 11:31:34 AM
At least they can be useful idiots, if being useful means blowing the taxpayer's money and whatever we can borrow.
 
2013-10-05 11:44:14 AM

IronTom: At least they can be useful idiots, if being useful means blowing the taxpayer's money and whatever we can borrow.


They, I assume, being the GOP who won't pass a CR without pitching a hissyfit about unrelated laws.
 
2013-10-05 11:46:02 AM
the GOP-run House passed a bill Saturday that would make sure the furloughed workers get paid for not working.

Bootstrappy!
 
2013-10-05 11:46:43 AM

cameroncrazy1984: IronTom: At least they can be useful idiots, if being useful means blowing the taxpayer's money and whatever we can borrow.

They, I assume, being the GOP who won't pass a CR without pitching a hissyfit about unrelated laws.


They are all related to to the economic future of the US.
 
2013-10-05 11:50:45 AM
Somewhere a bridge is missing it's troll
 
2013-10-05 11:53:06 AM
When this is all over, the GOP will have gotten nothing and learned nothing and Boehner will look like an even more ineffective speaker, if that is even possible.
 
2013-10-05 11:53:17 AM

IronTom: cameroncrazy1984: IronTom: At least they can be useful idiots, if being useful means blowing the taxpayer's money and whatever we can borrow.

They, I assume, being the GOP who won't pass a CR without pitching a hissyfit about unrelated laws.

They are all related to to the economic future of the US.


Only one of them doesn't need a CR to continue funding. Guess which one.
 
2013-10-05 11:53:59 AM
They're right about the essential employees feeling like suckers. My father in law was involved in a shutdown before as a federal employee. He was essential and worked through it, 90% of his coworkers got a two week paid vacation. He still biatches about it.
 
2013-10-05 11:55:04 AM

Dinki: When this is all over, the GOP will have gotten nothing and learned nothing and Boehner will look like an even more ineffective speaker, if that is even possible.


he's the weakest speaker in recent memory. it will be difficult for him to appear even weaker.
 
2013-10-05 11:55:29 AM
Nice to know these guys are serious about cutting wasteful spending.
 
2013-10-05 12:06:06 PM
That is good news.  Now if only Boehner would let a clean CR come up for a vote.
 
2013-10-05 12:06:24 PM

Dinki: When this is all over, the GOP will have gotten nothing and learned nothing and Boehner will look like an even more ineffective speaker, if that is even possible.


can he look weaker than he does right now tho?  I mean at some point you have to hit bottom.
 
2013-10-05 12:09:12 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Somewhere a bridge is missing it's troll


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the world needs ditch diggers too
 
2013-10-05 12:09:22 PM

Peter von Nostrand: Somewhere a bridge is missing it's troll


Several bridges, by my count
 
2013-10-05 12:11:14 PM
It's tasteless, disgusting and offensive. I love it.
 
2013-10-05 12:16:18 PM

IronTom: cameroncrazy1984: IronTom: At least they can be useful idiots, if being useful means blowing the taxpayer's money and whatever we can borrow.

They, I assume, being the GOP who won't pass a CR without pitching a hissyfit about unrelated laws.

They are all related to to the economic future of the US.


A great hostage to take, don't you agree? I mean wow, taking the actual economic future of our country hostage for Obamacare. Think about that: in no scenario, in the reddest of morons does Obamacare cause a world economic collapse. Yet Republicans think that this is a fair equivalent.
 
2013-10-05 12:17:08 PM
Classic movie pun subby
Well done
 
2013-10-05 12:17:25 PM
They knew they were gonna get paid from jump street.

Worst political theatre ever!
 
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2013-10-05 12:19:55 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: IronTom: cameroncrazy1984: IronTom: At least they can be useful idiots, if being useful means blowing the taxpayer's money and whatever we can borrow.

They, I assume, being the GOP who won't pass a CR without pitching a hissyfit about unrelated laws.

They are all related to to the economic future of the US.

A great hostage to take, don't you agree? I mean wow, taking the actual economic future of our country hostage for Obamacare. Think about that: in no scenario, in the reddest of morons does Obamacare cause a world economic collapse. Yet Republicans think that this is a fair equivalent.


Haven't you heard?

retired.talkingpointsmemo.com
 
2013-10-05 12:20:00 PM

Dinki: When this is all over, the GOP will have gotten nothing and learned nothing and Boehner will look like an even more ineffective speaker, if that is even possible.


I'm starting to think this is really the GOP's finally putting the AstroTurf back in the roll. That's really the endgame: discredit the TeaBaggers once and for all, and invite them to leave and form a right wing version of The Green Party.
 
2013-10-05 12:20:40 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Think about that: in no scenario, in the reddest of morons does Obamacare cause a world economic collapse.


Um, I've been told numerous times that Obamacare is going to cause the collapse of the entire US economy and the destruction of America.
 
2013-10-05 12:21:58 PM
Did anyone really think they wouldn't get paid.. They're on vacation, no matter how hard the media and libtards attempt to scare everyone..
 
2013-10-05 12:22:23 PM
I am an "essential" employee (Air Traffic Controller) and am working at my own expense.  Unlike the gentleman's father in law above I don't begrudge my fellow employee's getting back pay.  This boondoggle is not their fault and punishing them for Congresses dysfunction would be frankly evil.  Just like that GOP House member, we have houses to pay for and kids in college too.
 
2013-10-05 12:22:35 PM
Whew, I would hate to think there would ever be consequences for bad behavior.  Wouldn't want to lose those votes.
 
2013-10-05 12:22:45 PM
Could have just passed the CR gotten the productivity out of the workers as a bonus.

Great job, Republicans!
 
2013-10-05 12:23:45 PM
Obummer is wasting money on people that don't work and drive fancy cars!!!

/coming soon from your family's teabagger...
 
2013-10-05 12:23:52 PM
Hospitals across the country are about to receive a lot of complaints of extreme butthurt.

Slimdown! HAHAHA
 
2013-10-05 12:24:16 PM

Gentoolive: Did anyone really think they wouldn't get paid.. They're on vacation, no matter how hard the media and libtards attempt to scare everyone..


Then what's the point of this whole thing?
 
2013-10-05 12:24:42 PM

bongmiester


the world needs ditch diggers too


That settles it. This is now a Caddyshack thread.

It's got to be more useful than another 1000+ post thread of recycled derp turned up to 11.

So what? So let's dance!

i42.tinypic.com
 
2013-10-05 12:24:44 PM

BeerLion: I am an "essential" employee (Air Traffic Controller) and am working at my own expense.  Unlike the gentleman's father in law above I don't begrudge my fellow employee's getting back pay.  This boondoggle is not their fault and punishing them for Congresses dysfunction would be frankly evil.  Just like that GOP House member, we have houses to pay for and kids in college too.


So am I (sorta), still would prefer a vacation to working and getting paid when they all do anyways.
 
2013-10-05 12:25:05 PM
800,000 pink slips should have been issued. Not paid vacations. Stupid farks. All of them.
 
2013-10-05 12:25:16 PM
Well done, Congress. Biatch and moan, cause services to be cut, and don't save any money in the process. I'm not saying the federal workers shouldn't receive back-pay; I'm saying this never should have happened in the first place.
 
2013-10-05 12:26:09 PM
Two honest questions:

1) This isn't more House GOP grandstanding and piece-mealing bullshiat, is it?

2) Is this the beginning of the end of the House's bullshiat?
 
2013-10-05 12:26:15 PM

jaybeezey: They knew they were gonna get paid from jump street.

Worst political theatre ever!


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2013-10-05 12:27:13 PM
So...if everyone is going to be paid anyway...

WHY THE FARK IS THERE A SHUTDOWN?
 
2013-10-05 12:27:54 PM

BeerLion: I am an "essential" employee (Air Traffic Controller) and am working at my own expense.  Unlike the gentleman's father in law above I don't begrudge my fellow employee's getting back pay.  This boondoggle is not their fault and punishing them for Congresses dysfunction would be frankly evil.  Just like that GOP House member, we have houses to pay for and kids in college too.


Thank you for having class. And thank you for keeping the planes from playing bumper cars!
 
2013-10-05 12:28:32 PM
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Did Gas Monkey get paid?
 
2013-10-05 12:28:38 PM
The terrorists are gonna bring down the U.S.? Hell, the politicians are doing it well enough on their own, they really don't need outside help. Will be amazing to watch the economy slip back into recession, then watch the politicians act like they have no idea what might have caused it.
 
2013-10-05 12:28:51 PM
So, have the Teabaggers complained about the lazy ebil gubmint workers yet?

/"Hey! Striking workers don't get paid for time lost during a strike!"
//That would be the kind of argument I'd expect...
 
2013-10-05 12:29:01 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: bongmiester

the world needs ditch diggers too


That settles it. This is now a Caddyshack thread.

It's got to be more useful than another 1000+ post thread of recycled derp turned up to 11.

So what? So let's dance!

[i42.tinypic.com image 500x287]


Hey Englebert Slaptyback, don't tell them you're Jewish!
 
2013-10-05 12:29:23 PM

AngryDragon: So...if everyone is going to be paid anyway...

WHY THE FARK IS THERE A SHUTDOWN?


Because tea bags and reasons.
 
2013-10-05 12:29:38 PM
What a shame.  They should be let go permanently.  Farking leeches.
 
2013-10-05 12:30:27 PM

BlameBush: 800,000

232 pink slips should have been issued. Not paid vacations. Stupid farks. All of them.


FTFY
 
2013-10-05 12:30:51 PM

MFAWG: Dinki: When this is all over, the GOP will have gotten nothing and learned nothing and Boehner will look like an even more ineffective speaker, if that is even possible.

I'm starting to think this is really the GOP's finally putting the AstroTurf back in the roll. That's really the endgame: discredit the TeaBaggers once and for all, and invite them to leave and form a right wing version of The Green Party.


...the problem is, Republicans can't win without them anywhere outside of the reddest districts.
 
2013-10-05 12:30:51 PM
And, no doubt, a fair amount of overtime to catch up on the backlog.

I'm glad the federal employees will get their paychecks.  This is still a colossal waste of money just to grand-stand.
 
2013-10-05 12:31:26 PM
cookiefleck: AngryDragon: So...if everyone is going to be paid anyway...

WHY THE FARK IS THERE A SHUTDOWN?

Because tea bags and reasons.


let us not forget potato and furthermore
 
2013-10-05 12:32:40 PM

AngryDragon: So...if everyone is going to be paid anyway...

WHY THE FARK IS THERE A SHUTDOWN?


That's my question too!

"Ok, the govt is shut down. STOP EVERYTHING!!! (But you're still getting paid, I didn't **really** mean shut down everything. Just some parks and stuff".
 
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