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2013-10-06 04:22:29 PM  
The national polling is polling the same people as before the shutdown.  Democrats are blaming Republicans, and Republicans are blaming Democrats.  No major shift has occurred.  Obama's approval rating has dropped (not that he cares or, even, should care).

I appreciate that he wants a whole budget passed by Congress, I do not think that Congress is going to give him what he wants any time soon.  The State governors are likely to wield more influence about orange cones than anyone else (but the cones are everywhere...they must have had a huge ready supply of them).

If you want to perform an act of civil disobedience, don't just move the cones when you stop, take one with you.
 
2013-10-06 04:22:30 PM  
 
2013-10-06 04:22:31 PM  
Really? Snopes has proof that all those pictures of traffic barricades blocking off every single overlook within a 100 mile radius of Mt. Rushmore are all fake?

(one click and a bazillion attempted popups later)

Oh for fark's sake.

pbs.twimg.com

THIS is how the Feds block access to Mt. Rushmore. And they only resorted to cones because they didn't have enough full barricades to control access to 1000 miles of road.
 
2013-10-06 04:22:48 PM  
I love these stories so much.

The right goes on and on about how insignificant the federal government isto their lives, and then they're the first ones to absolutely lose their shiat once they realize it may interfere with their weekend plans.

You guys want to talk about going Gault when you couldn't even handle 4 days without 17% of the federal government!
 
2013-10-06 04:22:55 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?


We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...
 
2013-10-06 04:23:43 PM  

ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.


RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.
 
2013-10-06 04:24:36 PM  

Somacandra: skullkrusher: it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

I'm sure the employers who use E-Verify and small business loans and the families that use WIC will be interested to hear that, for starters.


not yet
 
2013-10-06 04:24:46 PM  
Man On A Mission: "And the pilots aren't even BEING PAID thanks to the Obama slimdown!!11!"

Those are the very same pilots who hovered around Benghazi and did nothing as the consulate was besieged. I just know it.
 
2013-10-06 04:25:29 PM  

DubyaHater: CSB......
Yesterday my GF and I drove down to Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA. Upon arrival, there was a sign up that said "Closed until further notice due to government shutdown". Several people were there and all said the same thing....."Thanks again Obama".
I know everyone wants to think the republicans will suffer for this shutdown, but they won't. There are plenty of people who blame Obama for this. There won't be a major political shift towards democrats because of this shutdown.


Yup.
 
2013-10-06 04:25:38 PM  

Eponymous: ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.

RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.


oh please. It was just a concern for the safety of motorists that the park service suddenly could no longer ignore on October 1.
 
2013-10-06 04:25:50 PM  

DubyaHater: TuteTibiImperes: DubyaHater: CSB......
Yesterday my GF and I drove down to Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA. Upon arrival, there was a sign up that said "Closed until further notice due to government shutdown". Several people were there and all said the same thing....."Thanks again Obama".
I know everyone wants to think the republicans will suffer for this shutdown, but they won't. There are plenty of people who blame Obama for this. There won't be a major political shift towards democrats because of this shutdown.

They really should have put something on the signs that lets people know the House Republicans were responsible for it.

It doesn't really matter to me one way or another. People will think what they want to think, depending what side of the political spectrum they're on. I've just noticed the political bias of Fark more than usual lately. There's been a lot of hoping and wishing around here that republicans will take 100% of the blame for this.


I'll admit I'm in that camp, but for good reason.  The GOP already perverted the will of the country through gerrymandering their way into the House, and has done nothing but cause trouble and push policies that would hurt the country since the day Obama took office.  If Obama had known what they would do once they got their foot in the door in 2010 I think he would have pushed through much more legislation and fought much harder his first two years when he had a Democratically controlled Senate and House.

Nothing major can be accomplished as long as the GOP controls the House.  If this mess can somehow backfire on them enough that they give up the House in 2014 we can look forward to two years of unopposed progressive legislation to really get things on the right track.
 
2013-10-06 04:25:56 PM  

skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...


So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare
 
2013-10-06 04:26:06 PM  
Damn, there are a lot of gullible, stupid people in this country.  Hopefully most of them are in their later years of life and will be passing on soon.
 
2013-10-06 04:26:50 PM  
Tatterdemalian: Really? Snopes has proof that all those pictures of traffic barricades blocking off every single overlook within a 100 mile radius of Mt. Rushmore are all fake?

(one click and a bazillion attempted popups later)

Oh for fark's sake.

[pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

THIS is how the Feds block access to Mt. Rushmore. And they only resorted to cones because they didn't have enough full barricades Barrycades to control access to 1000 miles of road.


FTFY
 
2013-10-06 04:26:57 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare


no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.
 
2013-10-06 04:28:33 PM  
The only thing preventing Obama from being that spiteful is that it's not feasible to do that.
 
2013-10-06 04:30:11 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?


Not libertarians.
 
2013-10-06 04:31:29 PM  
Monuments shut down = pissed off Republicans.

Starving families and kids dying of cancer = okay with Republicans.

Priorities.
 
2013-10-06 04:31:33 PM  

skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare

no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.


I don't know a single person who has said "OMG THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE BAD FROM DAY 1", except maybe a few whackjobs.

What I do hear is a lot of "Um..guys..we really need to fix this soon before it farks us all."

Then there are the teabaggers and their "LOL SLIMDOWN BARRYCADES!" who show absolutely no understanding of the situation, but gosh darn it, they know they're right.
 
2013-10-06 04:32:13 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: DubyaHater: TuteTibiImperes: DubyaHater: CSB......
Yesterday my GF and I drove down to Mabry Mill in Meadows of Dan, VA. Upon arrival, there was a sign up that said "Closed until further notice due to government shutdown". Several people were there and all said the same thing....."Thanks again Obama".
I know everyone wants to think the republicans will suffer for this shutdown, but they won't. There are plenty of people who blame Obama for this. There won't be a major political shift towards democrats because of this shutdown.

They really should have put something on the signs that lets people know the House Republicans were responsible for it.

It doesn't really matter to me one way or another. People will think what they want to think, depending what side of the political spectrum they're on. I've just noticed the political bias of Fark more than usual lately. There's been a lot of hoping and wishing around here that republicans will take 100% of the blame for this.

I'll admit I'm in that camp, but for good reason.  The GOP already perverted the will of the country through gerrymandering their way into the House, and has done nothing but cause trouble and push policies that would hurt the country since the day Obama took office.  If Obama had known what they would do once they got their foot in the door in 2010 I think he would have pushed through much more legislation and fought much harder his first two years when he had a Democratically controlled Senate and House.

Nothing major can be accomplished as long as the GOP controls the House.  If this mess can somehow backfire on them enough that they give up the House in 2014 we can look forward to two years of unopposed progressive legislation to really get things on the right track.


If he had known how destructive they'd be, he should have had the good sense to lose and let a republican be president!
 
2013-10-06 04:33:26 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Really? Snopes has proof that all those pictures of traffic barricades blocking off every single overlook within a 100 mile radius of Mt. Rushmore are all fake?

(one click and a bazillion attempted popups later)

Oh for fark's sake.

[pbs.twimg.com image 640x480]

THIS is how the Feds block access to Mt. Rushmore. And they only resorted to cones because they didn't have enough full barricades to control access to 1000 miles of road.



I don't care if it's true or not, I hate Obama for it.
 
2013-10-06 04:33:50 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?


img.youtube.com

 Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the VP is such a VIP, shouldn't we keep the PC on the QT? 'Cause if it leaks to the VC he could end up MIA, and then we'd all be put out in KP.
 
2013-10-06 04:34:17 PM  

poot_rootbeer: SauronWasFramed: Given that the admin has kicked people out of their vacation homes, blocked the road to hotels and shut off the valve to old faithful, it is only because there isn't a feasible way to accomplish this that they aren't  doing this.

Admins don't do that, moderators do.


Enjoy your gift of TF. That made me laugh.
 
2013-10-06 04:35:14 PM  

Somacandra: skullkrusher: it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

I'm sure the employers who use E-Verify and small business loans and the families that use WIC will be interested to hear that, for starters.


Yea, we can't get any contract workers because E-Verify is down.
 
2013-10-06 04:35:17 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare

no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.

I don't know a single person who has said "OMG THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE BAD FROM DAY 1", except maybe a few whackjobs.

What I do hear is a lot of "Um..guys..we really need to fix this soon before it farks us all."

Then there are the teabaggers and their "LOL SLIMDOWN BARRYCADES!" who show absolutely no understanding of the situation, but gosh darn it, they know they're right.


sure. I'd even go as far as to say that the majority of Americans wouldn't even know a shutdown was in effect if they hadn't heard about it in the news.
 
2013-10-06 04:36:17 PM  

grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare

no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.

I don't know a single person who has said "OMG THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE BAD FROM DAY 1", except maybe a few whackjobs.

What I do hear is a lot of "Um..guys..we really need to fix this soon before it farks us all."

Then there are the teabaggers and their "LOL SLIMDOWN BARRYCADES!" who show absolutely no understanding of the situation, but gosh darn it, they know they're right.


Well, ok, what's the time window?

Can we shut down the government for three months out of the year with minimal impact? Six?

Because that could save us some money.
 
2013-10-06 04:36:50 PM  
Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness
 
2013-10-06 04:38:07 PM  
The Blackfoot Indians felt it was a great improvement to their Sacred Black Hills and urged America to hide its racist, colonial, imperial, expansionist shame permanently by burying the monument under tons of detritus.

And for my part, I might add that Southern Monstrosity there, with General Lee et alia., rampaging across the front of some other poor mountain.

Americans do get carried away in their "patriotism". But we are thankful for the Panama Canal. It's almost as useful as the North West Passage. Thanks for opening that up.
 
2013-10-06 04:39:10 PM  

skullkrusher: Eponymous: ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.

RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.

oh please. It was just a concern for the safety of motorists that the park service suddenly could no longer ignore on October 1.


Maybe it started on the first because the park is shut down so they didn't want people parking on the road and blocking traffic. Which isn't remotely unreasonable or nefarious. To a normal person

Or maybe it's all a conspiracy
 
2013-10-06 04:43:51 PM  

dewright_ca: Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness


They shut down the Mount Vernon Trail, which connects Mount Vernon and Rosslyn. The MVT is owned and operated by the National Parks Service. The parking lots at Mount Vernon are also maintained by the NPS and the parking attendants are NPS employees. After people complained, the parking lots were reopened but are unattended.

So, basically you're saying that the employees of the NPS should work without pay. You're saying you're entitled to someone else's labor! Socialism!
 
2013-10-06 04:44:12 PM  

sendtodave: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare

no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.

I don't know a single person who has said "OMG THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE BAD FROM DAY 1", except maybe a few whackjobs.

What I do hear is a lot of "Um..guys..we really need to fix this soon before it farks us all."

Then there are the teabaggers and their "LOL SLIMDOWN BARRYCADES!" who show absolutely no understanding of the situation, but gosh darn it, they know they're right.

Well, ok, what's the time window?

Can we shut down the government for three months out of the year with minimal impact? Six?

Because that could save us some money.


Give this a read.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/03/news/economy/debt-ceiling-default/in de x.html


The government defaulting is a bad thing. Do you understand why?

/sorry for the cnn link
//too lazy to actually search
//and hey, close the CDC and NOAA for 6 monthes  year, I'm sure that'll turn out great
 
2013-10-06 04:44:15 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: skullkrusher: Eponymous: ManateeGag: shanrick: SkinnyHead: The photo is a joke, but the story is true.  The feds put up cones on the road to prevent people from stopping and viewing Mr. Rushmore.

I just drove past there. There are no cones.

shhh...the truth doesn't fit with the narrative.

RTFA....or are words too hard for you to understand and interfere with the development of your "narrative".

The artilcle included the comments from people that interpreted the cones as blocking them from being able to park on Rt 244 where it overlooks the monument.   It's the only real place you can stop and get a good look at or take photos of the monument from a public road.   So, the feds throwing up "barrycades" to block people from parking on the shoulder of a state roadway to look at a federal monument could tend to be interpreted as a tad overzealous by a reasonable person.

oh please. It was just a concern for the safety of motorists that the park service suddenly could no longer ignore on October 1.

Maybe it started on the first because the park is shut down so they didn't want people parking on the road and blocking traffic. Which isn't remotely unreasonable or nefarious. To a normal person

Or maybe it's all a conspiracy


or maybe it is the government making sure the as many people feel the impact of the shutdown as possible so as to provide public pressure to resolve it more quickly. This doesn't seem unreasonable either. And actually seems likely.
 
2013-10-06 04:45:47 PM  

Lord Dimwit: dewright_ca: Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness

They shut down the Mount Vernon Trail, which connects Mount Vernon and Rosslyn. The MVT is owned and operated by the National Parks Service. The parking lots at Mount Vernon are also maintained by the NPS and the parking attendants are NPS employees. After people complained, the parking lots were reopened but are unattended.

So, basically you're saying that the employees of the NPS should work without pay. You're saying you're entitled to someone else's labor! Socialism!


well, since they've been promised back pay once the shutdown is resolved, it's technically pay without work.
 
2013-10-06 04:46:05 PM  
Assuming this "spite" argument was true, which it's not, let's sum up:

Democrats close some monuments, in order to make an ideological point.

Republicans deny affordable healthcare to millions, in order to make an ideological point.

Hmm, I'm stumped - there's just no way to tell who's more in the wrong here.
 
2013-10-06 04:46:17 PM  
Oh, it gets worse.  Friday night I was driving to a gun show here in NC and my car stalled out and stopped working on the way there.  I called triple K, and they came out and told me that I ran out of gas, that I just needed to fill my tank up.  I don't understand this.  I filled that tank up when I bought the car.  Why is Obama forcing me to fill it up again, all of a sudden, now that I wanted to buy a gun?
 
2013-10-06 04:47:45 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Oh, it gets worse.  Friday night I was driving to a gun show here in NC and my car stalled out and stopped working on the way there.  I called triple K, and they came out and told me that I ran out of gas, that I just needed to fill my tank up.  I don't understand this.  I filled that tank up when I bought the car.  Why is Obama forcing me to fill it up again, all of a sudden, now that I wanted to buy a gun?


You have Triple Ks phone number, huh?
 
2013-10-06 04:51:26 PM  

Winterlight: Enjoy your gift of TF. That made me laugh.


Thanks!
 
2013-10-06 04:52:50 PM  
Republicans will never forgive Obama for killing their idol Osama bin Laden.
 
2013-10-06 04:53:22 PM  

brantgoose: The Blackfoot Indians felt it was a great improvement to their Sacred Black Hills and urged America to hide its racist, colonial, imperial, expansionist shame permanently by burying the monument under tons of detritus.


*snicker*
 
2013-10-06 04:54:46 PM  

brantgoose: Americans do get carried away in their "patriotism". But we are thankful for the Panama Canal. It's almost as useful as the North West Passage. Thanks for opening that up.


Yeah! We never should have given that back to the Panamese.
 
2013-10-06 04:54:58 PM  

ImpendingCynic: Assuming this "spite" argument was true, which it's not, let's sum up:

Democrats close some monuments, in order to make an ideological point.

Republicans deny affordable healthcare to millions, in order to make an ideological point.

Hmm, I'm stumped - there's just no way to tell who's more in the wrong here.


Next time they will just shut down your healthcare.
 
2013-10-06 04:55:48 PM  

skullkrusher: MrHappyRotter: Oh, it gets worse.  Friday night I was driving to a gun show here in NC and my car stalled out and stopped working on the way there.  I called triple K, and they came out and told me that I ran out of gas, that I just needed to fill my tank up.  I don't understand this.  I filled that tank up when I bought the car.  Why is Obama forcing me to fill it up again, all of a sudden, now that I wanted to buy a gun?

You have Triple Ks phone number, huh?


Better Triple K than Triple H.  he'd just hit you with a sledge hammer and bury you.
 
2013-10-06 04:55:55 PM  

skullkrusher: Lord Dimwit: dewright_ca: Considering they tried to block private property (ie Mt Vernon) its hard to doubt some of the Executive Branches pettiness

They shut down the Mount Vernon Trail, which connects Mount Vernon and Rosslyn. The MVT is owned and operated by the National Parks Service. The parking lots at Mount Vernon are also maintained by the NPS and the parking attendants are NPS employees. After people complained, the parking lots were reopened but are unattended.

So, basically you're saying that the employees of the NPS should work without pay. You're saying you're entitled to someone else's labor! Socialism!

well, since they've been promised back pay once the shutdown is resolved, it's technically pay without work.


The fact NPS staff were working blocking sites they never managed is the main point. Locations like the National Mall being fenced cost more than having it open and patrolled by DCPD as they usually are around.
 
2013-10-06 04:56:03 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Really? Snopes has proof that all those pictures of traffic barricades blocking off every single overlook within a 100 mile radius of Mt. Rushmore are all fake?

(one click and a bazillion attempted popups later)

Oh for fark's sake.



THIS is how the Feds block access to Mt. Rushmore. And they only resorted to cones because they didn't have enough full barricades to control access to 1000 miles of road.


Dude. You're not supposed to pull over on that curvy road to look at Mt Rushmore, because people need to use it as a road. The cones don't block access to the park. They block people from creating a traffic hazard.
 
2013-10-06 04:57:35 PM  

ManateeGag: skullkrusher: MrHappyRotter: Oh, it gets worse.  Friday night I was driving to a gun show here in NC and my car stalled out and stopped working on the way there.  I called triple K, and they came out and told me that I ran out of gas, that I just needed to fill my tank up.  I don't understand this.  I filled that tank up when I bought the car.  Why is Obama forcing me to fill it up again, all of a sudden, now that I wanted to buy a gun?

You have Triple Ks phone number, huh?

Better Triple K than Triple H.  he'd just hit you with a sledge hammer and bury you.


Triple K might lynch you though
 
2013-10-06 04:58:32 PM  

brantgoose: The Blackfoot Indians felt it was a great improvement to their Sacred Black Hills and urged America to hide its racist, colonial, imperial, expansionist shame permanently by burying the monument under tons of detritus.

And for my part, I might add that Southern Monstrosity there, with General Lee et alia., rampaging across the front of some other poor mountain.

Americans do get carried away in their "patriotism". But we are thankful for the Panama Canal. It's almost as useful as the North West Passage. Thanks for opening that up.


Do you mean Stone Mountain? It's owned and operated by the state of Georgia, last I knew.

/ So, you can see Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis all day; but not, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abe Lincoln or Teddy Roosevelt
 
2013-10-06 04:59:01 PM  

skullkrusher: ManateeGag: skullkrusher: MrHappyRotter: Oh, it gets worse.  Friday night I was driving to a gun show here in NC and my car stalled out and stopped working on the way there.  I called triple K, and they came out and told me that I ran out of gas, that I just needed to fill my tank up.  I don't understand this.  I filled that tank up when I bought the car.  Why is Obama forcing me to fill it up again, all of a sudden, now that I wanted to buy a gun?

You have Triple Ks phone number, huh?

Better Triple K than Triple H.  he'd just hit you with a sledge hammer and bury you.

Triple K might lynch you though


only if you're brown.  Triple H will bury anyone.
 
2013-10-06 05:00:52 PM  
I love this thread sooooooooooo much!
 
2013-10-06 05:03:40 PM  
Crazy Horse is 20 minutes from Mt. Rushmore, is a much better monument, and it is private!

www.crazyhorse.org
 
2013-10-06 05:05:25 PM  

grumpfuff: sendtodave: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: grumpfuff: skullkrusher: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lot of fuss over a TOURIST ATTRACTION.

it's the only tangible impact of the shutdown that anyone has noticed.

Yea, fark the CDC and NIH and NOAA and FDA and stuff. Who needs them?

We do. However, the shutdown has not resulted in a massive outbreak of disease of spoiled food. So...

So what you're saying is that, gods forbid, if a plague suddenly hit the USA while the CDC was closed, teabaggers would suddenly realize the government is actually good for some things? Somehow I doubt that.


/get your government hands off my medicare

no, they wouldn't realize it. I'm just saying that it is quite possible to overstate the current impact of this shutdown as people have been doing it since it started.

I don't know a single person who has said "OMG THE SHUTDOWN WILL BE BAD FROM DAY 1", except maybe a few whackjobs.

What I do hear is a lot of "Um..guys..we really need to fix this soon before it farks us all."

Then there are the teabaggers and their "LOL SLIMDOWN BARRYCADES!" who show absolutely no understanding of the situation, but gosh darn it, they know they're right.

Well, ok, what's the time window?

Can we shut down the government for three months out of the year with minimal impact? Six?

Because that could save us some money.

Give this a read.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/03/news/economy/debt-ceiling-default/in de x.html


The government defaulting is a bad thing. Do you understand why?

/sorry for the cnn link
//too lazy to actually search
//and hey, close the CDC and NOAA for 6 monthes  year, I'm sure that'll turn out great


Some Republicans say that Treasury should prioritize who gets paid first.
Treasury says that would not only be near impossible because of how its payment systems work, it would be wrong. "Any plan to prioritize some payments over others is simply default by another name," Lew wrote in a letter to lawmakers.

Makes sense to me.  If you can't afford to pay all your bills, you pay the most important ones first.  Our treasury hasn't figured out how to do this?

What are we paying these doofs for?  I say we shut them down, too, until they can actually do their jobs instead of spending my money.
 
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