fusillade762: And you can't even LOOK at Mount Rushmore anymore![i43.tinypic.com image 570x359]
WippitGuud: It's funny how a government shutdown has become entirely focused on National Parks. Rather than, oh, I dunno... fixing the farking shutdown.
ginandbacon: JohnAnnArbor: But none of these closings are stunts, right?Remember, the WWII Memorial is open and unmanned at all times, 24-7-365, so its security and closure must be airtight during the shutdown! And lots and lots of money will be spent to make sure of that!That's right. No one patrols our monuments, picks up trash, cleans or maintains them. They just sit there and sparkle all on their own.
Lost Thought 00: New rule of thumb - put every single poster to the main tab on ignore.
InternetSecurityGuard: If they really wanted to piss a bunch of people off, shut down the civilian side of GPS or at least enable Selective Availability for 24 hours. Geocachers would be storming the palace gates in no time./dither them last few decimal points
TheMega: Have to love the comments by the pathetically, uneducated Repukes and Tea Party nutjobs.... Or, is it hate them? Yeah, hate them.
BullBearMS: udhq: 'm not saying the president should get paid more, I'm mostly pointing out the complete and utter failure of free market capitalism at the top end.Because the bribe money doesn't come in until later?As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton embarks on her new career as a paid speaker, she joins a lucrative family business that already has earned her husband more than $100 million since leaving office in 2001.
anyQTmovie: Alphakronik: While there are kids going without formula or milk, I could give a rats ass about the national parks or Mt. Vernon.Sorry, but that's the parent's job not the gov't.
OgreMagi: TuteTibiImperes: OgreMagi: Radioactive Ass: OgreMagi: Nope. Excluding military (which is notoriously low paid), you are going to make more working for the Feds than in the private sector, unless the job requires a PhD.The social contract there is that you are paid less for a more stable job. Private sector jobs rely upon the economy (local and national) while government jobs usually perform services that are paid for out of taxes and thus are immune to a lot of that economic pressure.Go back and read that chart again. You get paid MORE working for the Feds.Only after benefits are considered. Federal jobs typically have lower salaries but better benefits packages. If you want to compare salary vs salary, the private sector pays more most of the time.The chart shows that. The difference seems miniscule to me.
ginandbacon: OgreMagi: WippitGuud: PanicMan: I don't give a shiat. 800,000 people are out of a job. Cram the national parks up your ass.A law passed the House today, 208-0, that those 800,000 will receive 100% of their back-pay once they are back to work. So, they are simply on vacation.So if you're a government worker, you should be hoping for a very long shut down.Because not paying bills on time usually works out well for most people.
ginandbacon: WippitGuud: ginandbacon: WippitGuud: WippitGuud: ginandbacon:SO WHAT SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN????????What should be shut down? That's easy:NOTHING! It's the farking government. Get off your asses, stop looking like asses on TV, and fix the farking thing. You're Your country is starting to look like a bunch of idiots to the rest of the world.Yes, I'm aware of the irony of calling someone an idiot while mistyping something.I hope you weren't calling me an idiot while mistyping things because I am seriously pissed off about this entire ridiculous debacle.I was generalizing the American internet community (not to mention mass media), and not singling out individuals. I'm sure there are people on both sides of the divide that are not idiots.*sniff*Okay thenIn the meantime, while the GOP trolls are having midget mental breakdowns because a dead president's home is inaccessible, WIC is about to lose federal funding on Monday. Benefits to feed babies. Where are your farking priorities you pieces of shiat assholes?
udhq: I, for one, am enjoying watching conservatives throw a fit because liberals failed to adequately protect them from the consequences of their own actions.
Godscrack: Wait until they close outer space!
Lsherm: Answer me this, chumpy mcfarkstick,
Alphakronik: While there are kids going without formula or milk, I could give a rats ass about the national parks or Mt. Vernon.
GreatGlavinsGhost: cameroncrazy1984: Mrbogey: By LAW they have to shut down anything that is open to the public. It says right there in the Declaration of Independence, ipso facto QED!That's just sad.This ass is in every shutdown thread. Methinks he's getting paid per post.
TuteTibiImperes: If you're pissed off, direct your ire to the House Republicans, this is entirely on them.
Lsherm: cameroncrazy1984: Oh and here's the contingency plan. Nowhere does it state that there is a difference between NPS grounds. It states that ALL NPS property is to be shut down:http://www.doi.gov/shutdown/fy2014/upload/NPS-contingency-plan.pdfMt. Vernon isn't NPS property.
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