orclover: House Speaker John Boehner wakes up in his bed, after a short and sleepless night.Stopped reading there.
The Stealth Hippopotamus: actually this:[img541.imageshack.us image 640x480]Is what my Thursday will look like. Goin Fishin
IamKaiserSoze!!!: And I haven't read about anyone from either party taking credit for this mess
Elegy: Proof that every single one of you should have bought gold and were wrong for mocking Glenn Beck all those years.
mediablitz: Bareefer Obonghit: But what's the last day look like? Why can't you use your time machine to tell us how it ends? What a waste of a perfectly good time machine.You didn't read the article.
Richard C Stanford: coylecn: Cyrus the Mediocre: Feb 23, 2014Left the city behind, still fighting there. Must be Republican holdouts.Met a fellow traveler on the road. Wanted to trade gold coins for foodstuffs. MoronRunning low on proteins, have to go hunting, old Wal-Mart nearby. Might be something left.Heading east.Mar. 17, 2014Continued east.Found a mule.Met a farmer named Brown. He has a crow for a pet.Mar. 20, 2014.Found a farm run by a talking pig named Napoleon. Gonna have some nice crispy bacon for breakfast.Mar. 29, 2014.A group of hover round riding teatards found me. Was walking trough a small town when they spotted me. After finishing all the processed foodstuffs in town, they had resorted to cannibalism within a matter of hours. They barreled down the street on their hoverrounds, decked out in football pads, punk hairdoos, and tricorn hats. I climbed up a fire escape and ran across the rooftops. One of them, clad in a hockey mask and a "Don't Tred on Me" t-shirt, attempted to peg me with an AR, but his diabetic shakes and kuru made his aim worthless and the only thing he managed to kill was a mailbox.As I fled, they gained on me, their hoverrounds whirring closer and closer. And then their batteries died. Cursing, they stopped. A few jumped off and tried to chase me down, but only managed to stumble a few feet before collapsing of heart failure. I ran, not looking back.
coylecn: Cyrus the Mediocre: Feb 23, 2014Left the city behind, still fighting there. Must be Republican holdouts.Met a fellow traveler on the road. Wanted to trade gold coins for foodstuffs. MoronRunning low on proteins, have to go hunting, old Wal-Mart nearby. Might be something left.Heading east.Mar. 17, 2014Continued east.Found a mule.Met a farmer named Brown. He has a crow for a pet.
cchris_39: In other news, the govenment will still be taking in $3.1 trillion and net interest payments are about $220 billion.http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/us_budget_pie_chart">http://www. usgovernmentspending.com/us_budget_pie_chart
Treygreen13: Interesting how Fark so be so skeptical about everything but read this and believe every word of it.
cchris_39: jeffmw: Can someone explain why we can't pay our interest payments with the money coming in and "default" on other budget items?We can and will do exactly that if it comes to it. The fear mongering and hand wringing is part of the liberal temper tantrum.
Pick: In the end, it's plain and simple. This is all Obama's fault. If he had not rammed this train wreck called "The Affordable Health Care Act", down our throats, none of this would be happening. You see, in the end, it's not going to be affordable at all. And it's going to cost this country dearly.
HAMMERTOE: "With slight tremors in his voice..."Oh, the feels. Bring the dramas. Bring them!The tremors are actually fears that a majority of Americans will realize the the government has it's probiscus more deeply embedded in the bloodstream of the American economy than it's worth. Suddenly, "You didn't build that," is going to be exposed for the huge lie that it really is. Sure, it will be uncomfortable, especially for those who have hitched their wagons to federal largesse. And also for those the government has chosen to regulate to the point of dependency on "permits" and "waivers", (artificial conditions enacted by the government in the effort to inexorably extend its reach and power.) The government doesn't create the economy, it rides it like a huge wave. It might, *might*, create conditions favorable to the economy, then leach off of it, but it certainly doesn't create it. It certainly can also create conditions toxic to it as well, as recent events have proven. People like you and I create the economy, by risking our savings, and investing our time, effort and money. *But*, only if the return is worth the risk of the investment, something that seems to always escape those who wish to leech, and those who wish to curry favor with the former.
lawboy87: At 8:00 am as they are exiting their respective residences, both Ted Cruz and Steve King are shot by at least half a dozen snipers. Immediately, the press is bombarded with messages from several organizations taking credit for the shooting with the message that the next Congress Member who votes against extending the Debt Ceiling and continuing the Govt shutdown will meet the same fate within the day.Later investigations reveal that the snipers were actually acting independently: one hired by the Chinese Govt, one by the Koch Bros, and one by the US Chamber of Commerce.At 8:35 Congress adjourns having unanimously passed a Debt Ceiling raise and resolution reopening the Govt.**This is of course a fictional narrative, along the lines the author of this article engaged (pure speculation) and is not intended in any way to suggest that this is a legitimate means of solving political differences. Just one of the billions of possible scenarios which could lead to a deal being worked out.
Metalupis: Nadie_AZ: Oh. So Fallout. Cool, cool. Anyone got a spare pipboy I can use?Sure, but first I need you to take this coin to someone in Vegas for me
Cyrus the Mediocre: Feb 23, 2014Left the city behind, still fighting there. Must be Republican holdouts.Met a fellow traveler on the road. Wanted to trade gold coins for foodstuffs. MoronRunning low on proteins, have to go hunting, old Wal-Mart nearby. Might be something left.Heading east.
Maul555: It seems that everybody is missing the fact that all of these "continuing resolutions" and continuing debt ceiling crises are a direct result of this President and the democrats not signing off on a real budget since Obama took office. That's right, this country has not had a budget in almost 6 years now. The same budget that is mandated to be passed every farking year... We don't need a farking CR, we don't need any farking debt cieling negotiations... Cut to the point and pass 1 damned budget in 2 farking terms in office!
toraque: orclover: House Speaker John Boehner wakes up in his bed, after a short and sleepless night.Stopped reading there.Really? That's where it starts getting good. ". . . For a few heart pounding moments, he hoped it had all been a dream--but the pain in his rectum, not to mention the greasy, slippery feeling of lubricant all over his thighs and the paper cuts on his ass told their own story. Yes, there it was, still where it had been thrown the night before while in the grip of a sexual frenzy--the United States Constitution, covered in santorum, sticking to the wall. Meth, he through wildly, meth always does this to me-- Terrified, John turned to the motionless lump next to him in bed, praying to God that it wasn't Ted Cruz, let it be anyone other than Ted Cruz, let it be the mummified remains of Reagan dug up yet again in a drug-fueled panic, anyone but Ted Cruz-- When John pulled the covers back and saw, he screamed and screamed and screamed--
Nadie_AZ: Oh. So Fallout. Cool, cool. Anyone got a spare pipboy I can use?
gnosis301: Didn't read. Was it the capital wasteland from Fallout 3?
Grand_Moff_Joseph: "Until recently, asking what would happen if the U.S. defaulted on its debt was like asking what unicorns like to eat for breakfast"Silly reporter, that's easy -- Oats with honey, a side of toast, and some juice. Coffee if a certain purple unicorn is at the table.
mediablitz: Treygreen13: Interesting how Fark so be so skeptical about everything but read this and believe every word of it.Can we get that in English?
olddinosaur: Hogwash as usual.The world didn't end the last 17 times this happened, and it won't end now.
HotIgneous Intruder: It's not "republicans" doing this.It's religious fundamentalists who have infiltrated the congress via the GOP.
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