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(Washington Post)   Things in Congress are about to get really ugly   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 89
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2013-10-22 04:19:41 PM
They should only do repairs on an as needed, emergency basis.  You know, just when the dome is on the verge of collapse, they should go in with cranes and teams of emergency repair workers to prevent that from happening.  Unless there's some wacky principle where doing preventative work actually makes the cost of repairs and care go down over time, but that doesn't sound right.
 
2013-10-22 04:43:55 PM
So, who will be the first teabagger to oppose this?
 
2013-10-22 04:51:14 PM

Cagey B: So, who will be the first teabagger to oppose this?


Ted Cruz and his clones are already amassing on the Mall, except it's closed.
 
2013-10-22 04:51:15 PM
Why the SAD tag?  It's getting fixed, it will look better and will last a lot longer.  Gotta take the ugly for a while, but it will be worth it.  Don't know how much work they are going to get done in the fall and winter in DC however.
 
2013-10-22 04:52:11 PM
It looks like some strange antenna.  NSA design?
 
2013-10-22 04:52:24 PM
the author of that blog is hella ugly.
 
2013-10-22 04:52:31 PM
More like 4 years
 
2013-10-22 04:53:20 PM

muddythinker: It looks like some strange antenna.  NSA design?


clearly its a gerbermint kernspercy.
 
2013-10-22 04:53:30 PM
Oh wow, I just realized this is another passive-aggressive action by a soon to retire president... it's gonna fark up the next inaugural photographs, for sure.

Thanks, Obama!
 
2013-10-22 04:54:08 PM
France and Brazil discover we are spying on them and then we spend the next 2 years covering the Capitol in Aluminum foil - I don't believe in coincidences.
 
2013-10-22 04:54:53 PM
The dome is 150 years old, and it's an important, iconic image of democracy across the world

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-22 04:55:07 PM

Etchy333: They should only do repairs on an as needed, emergency basis.  You know, just when the dome is on the verge of collapse, they should go in with cranes and teams of emergency repair workers to prevent that from happening.  Unless there's some wacky principle where doing preventative work actually makes the cost of repairs and care go down over time, but that doesn't sound right.


That's how congress operates, and I'm sure it must be the best strategy!
 
2013-10-22 04:55:13 PM
Barrycades for everyone!
 
2013-10-22 04:55:28 PM
Cracked capital dome is oddly representative of the Teabaggers.
 
2013-10-22 04:57:03 PM

HooskerDoo: Cracked capital dome is oddly representative of the Teabaggers.


Well, they wore it out with all that hot air ya know...
 
2013-10-22 04:57:24 PM
You can hang politicians from the scaffolding and it will look better.
 
2013-10-22 04:58:48 PM
Etchy333: They should only do repairs on an as needed, emergency basis. You know, just when the dome is on the verge of collapse, they should go in with cranes and teams of emergency repair workers to prevent that from happening.

If it's a legitimate gape, the legislative body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
 
2013-10-22 04:59:40 PM
They had that stuff on the Parthenon for, like, 30 years - no doubt it will be on the dome for a while.   America is looking more and more like Greece in so many ways.
 
2013-10-22 05:00:23 PM
They could probably build an entirely new dome to replace the old one for 1/4 of the money and a 1/10 of the time.

But that's not how the government thinks.  It seems appropriate that a cracked Fd up dome has come to represent what Democracy is all about.
 
2013-10-22 05:00:26 PM
Who knew that infrastructure doesn't last forever without maintenance. Does this mean we have to maintain and repair all the bridges and tunnels and stuff?
 
2013-10-22 05:00:29 PM

Glitchwerks: You can hang politicians from the scaffolding and it will look better.


Bastille Day II: USA Boogaloo
 
2013-10-22 05:04:11 PM
Yeah, but when are they going to fix this dome. It's been cracked in half for, like, forever:

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2013-10-22 05:04:31 PM
What a waste to taxpayer money.

What's the worst that could happen if they leave it alone? It caves in on them or something?

The American people would be OK with that.
 
2013-10-22 05:04:35 PM
OBAMA TURNED THE WHITE HOUSE BROWN NOW THE CAPITOL BUILDING WHERE DOES IT STOP
 
2013-10-22 05:04:44 PM

Father_Jack: muddythinker: It looks like some strange antenna.  NSA design?

clearly its a gerbermint kernspercy.


They're planting the thermite charges as we speak. When it's done someone will "fly a plane" into the capital building and we'll launch two more unnecessary wars.
 
2013-10-22 05:05:48 PM
I think anymore its an important, iconic image of kleptocracy, corruption and cronyism.
 
2013-10-22 05:05:58 PM
i.huffpost.com
 
2013-10-22 05:07:29 PM
Plate it in Unobtanium, appraise at $3T and we be done.
 
2013-10-22 05:07:33 PM

styckx: The dome is 150 years old, and it's an important, iconic image of democracy across the world


Umad at our superior democracy, or our long lasting domes?
 
2013-10-22 05:07:49 PM
Now it can look as hideous as the Washington Monument, which has had scaffolding up for the past two and a half years with no end in sight.

Two years... yeah right. When has a government construction project ever finished on time?
 
2013-10-22 05:08:29 PM

Etchy333: They should only do repairs on an as needed, emergency basis.  You know, just when the dome is on the verge of collapse, they should go in with cranes and teams of emergency repair workers to prevent that from happening.  Unless there's some wacky principle where doing preventative work actually makes the cost of repairs and care go down over time, but that doesn't sound right.


Heheheh.

Nice.
 
2013-10-22 05:10:50 PM
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Peter Ustinov raised from the dead to feed the cats; leer at Jenny Agutter.

www.thesnipenews.com
 
2013-10-22 05:12:56 PM

RightToWork: Now it can look as hideous as the Washington Monument, which has had scaffolding up for the past two and a half years with no end in sight.

Two years... yeah right. When has a government construction project ever finished on time?


It's a little more likely with Federal budget padding.  I think my state's dome (KS) has been under scaffolds the majority of my lifetime.
 
2013-10-22 05:14:47 PM
They're installing a giant carapace of human shiat on the dome?
About time.
 
2013-10-22 05:15:21 PM
It's just a plan to keep Congress out of the building. It's a construction area, unsafe to enter.
 
2013-10-22 05:20:05 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: They're installing a giant carapace of human shiat on the dome?
About time.


They're just trying to make the outside match the inside.
 
2013-10-22 05:20:06 PM

special20: Oh wow, I just realized this is another passive-aggressive action by a soon to retire president... it's gonna fark up the next inaugural photographs, for sure.

Thanks, Obama!


Why would Obama want to wreck the inaugural photos for a Democrat?
 
2013-10-22 05:20:22 PM

Etchy333: They should only do repairs on an as needed, emergency basis.  You know, just when the dome is on the verge of collapse, they should go in with cranes and teams of emergency repair workers to prevent that from happening.  Unless there's some wacky principle where doing preventative work actually makes the cost of repairs and care go down over time, but that doesn't sound right.


Also Congress should appropriate the necessary funds only as immediately needed, in order to be fiscally responsible.

The workmen should line up every Friday while the House votes on each person's payroll figures. Then they take their vouchers to the Senate for confirmation. A shuttle bus could take them to the White House for the President's signature on the actual check.
 
2013-10-22 05:21:35 PM
Are you guys high, or something?

It would take billions if not trillions to make a new dome. And it wouldn't be designed as well. There are 400 year old domes in Italy; that we, with our "advanced technology", can't replicate. So, if you guys want to keep the dome; it probably needs to get repaired, every now and then.

/ 50 years is a long time for any structure to not get repairs; especially if that structure was old to begin with
 
2013-10-22 05:26:34 PM

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Presenting Senator Man

 
2013-10-22 05:32:58 PM

RightToWork: Now it can look as hideous as the Washington Monument, which has had scaffolding up for the past two and a half years with no end in sight.

Two years... yeah right. When has a government construction project ever finished on time?


The Washington Monument actually looks pretty cool at night now.
 
2013-10-22 05:34:49 PM
Are we allowed to see it and care?
 
2013-10-22 05:40:04 PM

ReverendJynxed: Are we allowed to see it and care?


Yea, they "turned" the government back on so citizens can visit their own country again.

I think I am seeing a problem here.
 
2013-10-22 05:41:26 PM

fusillade762: Father_Jack: muddythinker: It looks like some strange antenna.  NSA design?

clearly its a gerbermint kernspercy.

They're planting the thermite charges as we speak. When it's done someone will "fly a plane" into the capital building and we'll launch two more unnecessary wars.


Simpsons Clancy did it

simania.co.il
 
2013-10-22 05:43:06 PM
If holding the American population hostage and extorting by threatening to not give them back their own money is not a crime, it needs to be.
Somehow I need an exponential sentencing guideline for when it is done by the officials elected and paid to run the farking thing in the first place.
 
2013-10-22 05:47:21 PM
You guys should be glad that the building of your parliament was built in the shiatty neoclassical style so it doesn't need much repair. In contrast, in Hungary we've got a neo-gothic building for the parliament, and during its renovation there had been scaffoldings on its Danube front for 21 years (1988 to 2009).
 
2013-10-22 05:48:39 PM
They should replace the dome with something more phallic, because fark you, that's why.
 
2013-10-22 05:48:45 PM
i1301.photobucket.com
Sometimes, you just need to make it safe for others.
 
2013-10-22 05:52:48 PM
I'm going to go down there with a bunch of WWII vets and tear it down. They fought for our freedom to admire that building and we all pay taxes to see it. We're going to fix it so everyone can see it.

This is just Obama picking out the most obvious and inconvenient things to fix so Congress will look bad.
 
2013-10-22 05:54:47 PM

stratagos: special20: Oh wow, I just realized this is another passive-aggressive action by a soon to retire president... it's gonna fark up the next inaugural photographs, for sure.

Thanks, Obama!

Why would Obama want to wreck the inaugural photos for a Democrat?


Because if he can't be king, no one can.
 
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