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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:

americannationalparks.files.wordpress.com
 
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  
3.bp.blogspot.com

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  

31.media.tumblr.com


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.
 
2013-10-22 05:55:03 PM  
I clicked on the article expecting to read that Nancy Pelosi was going to be doing a lot of public speaking in the Capitol Building soon.
 
2013-10-22 05:57:16 PM  

i1089.photobucket.com



Same as it ever was.

 
2013-10-22 05:57:33 PM  

special20: HooskerDoo: Cracked capital dome is oddly representative of the Teabaggers.

Well, they wore it out with all that hot air ya know...


Liberals have aerodynamic skulls to deflect opposing thought.
 
2013-10-22 05:59:57 PM  

Death Whisper: special20: HooskerDoo: Cracked capital dome is oddly representative of the Teabaggers.

Well, they wore it out with all that hot air ya know...

Liberals have aerodynamic skulls to deflect opposing thought.


I hope you didn't waste all of study hall coming up with that.
 
2013-10-22 06:03:17 PM  
One can only hope for a real-life Under The Dome situation
 
2013-10-22 06:04:11 PM  
They elected Sandra Bernhardt to Congress?

/drtfa
 
2013-10-22 06:07:20 PM  
Since the place is filled with boobs, they should put lights on the scaffolding similar to what they have at the Washington Monument, except when lit up the dome can look like a big giant boob.
 
2013-10-22 06:12:57 PM  
I actually like the scaffolding on the Washington monument.
 
2013-10-22 06:15:58 PM  
It's a shovel scaffold-ready job. What's the problem? Get to work.
 
2013-10-22 06:17:15 PM  

kim jong-un: I actually like the scaffolding on the Washington monument.


People liked it when they first used it in 1999-2000. Great they could re-use it (or at least the design) after the earthquake.
 
2013-10-22 06:21:05 PM  
We are entering what they call "The second time of things" which will undoubtedly call for impromptu masonic rituals to be carried out.  The readings themselves warn of this time and the need for greater secrecy as these rituals must be performed before a sunrise and set have occurred if opening a seal calls for it.  There are 708 seals being brought out of the catacombs to be opened 1 a night.  Obviously this is the solution to arbitrary closings and blockage of public view of the third stone tier ring, where the "walking eye" will be making a complete dome circuit for each vessel, territory, and purpose represented at that particular ceremony.
 
2013-10-22 06:22:38 PM  

kim jong-un: I actually like the scaffolding on the Washington monument.


I'm glad someone does.  I have to see it every time I drive to my girlfriend's place, and I'm not a fan.  I understand the reason for it, but I wish there was some way to expedite the repairs and get that crap off the monument.
 
2013-10-22 06:29:19 PM  
They should build a sarcophagus around it and call it America's Chernobyl.

Then build a new one in Montana.
 
2013-10-22 06:36:23 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.


www.woodworkingtalk.com
 
2013-10-22 06:43:39 PM  
The scaffolding around the dome will be there as part of a restoration project overseen by the Architect of the Capitol

Ah, so this guy subcontracts some of his work:

img.fark.net
 
2013-10-22 06:44:04 PM  

Schmegicky: [i1301.photobucket.com image 336x252]
Sometimes, you just need to make it safe for others.


They should hire those rotund fellows from Goblin Valley State Park.

/I mean, it was just going to fall down on its own anyway
 
2013-10-22 06:45:33 PM  

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


But how will the Fark Independants™ be able to post to FARK from there?  Unless the NSA installs wireless for them....
 
2013-10-22 06:55:52 PM  
Only 150 years and it needs repairs. The ancient Romans scoff at your engineering techniques.
 
2013-10-22 06:59:37 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.



The term "preventative" is a dirty word to Libertarians. In their world, it's "never try to fix something because it might break, wait until it actually breaks before you do anything".
 
2013-10-22 07:00:37 PM  

Latinwolf: The term "preventative" is a dirty word to Libertarians. In their world, it's "never try to fix something because it might break, wait until it actually breaks before you do anything".


Never let Libertards run an airline.
 
2013-10-22 07:00:54 PM  

MechaPyx: Only 150 years and it needs repairs. The ancient Romans scoff at your engineering techniques.


Hawk:  Five-Tone, let me ask you something.

Five-Tone: Go ahead.

Hawk:  Why they leave all these rocks and shiat laying out in the back yard?

Five-Tone:  They're called 'ruins', Eddie.

Hawk:  Ruins, huh?

Five-Tone:  Yeah, ruins.

Hawk:  Good name.
 
2013-10-22 07:07:59 PM  

mithras_angel: MechaPyx: Only 150 years and it needs repairs. The ancient Romans scoff at your engineering techniques.

Hawk:  Five-Tone, let me ask you something.

Five-Tone: Go ahead.

Hawk:  Why they leave all these rocks and shiat laying out in the back yard?

Five-Tone:  They're called 'ruins', Eddie.

Hawk:  Ruins, huh?

Five-Tone:  Yeah, ruins.

Hawk:  Good name.


Ha! I love that movie.
 
2013-10-22 07:20:34 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.


Done in one.
 
2013-10-22 07:25:06 PM  

Death Whisper: special20: HooskerDoo: Cracked capital dome is oddly representative of the Teabaggers.

Well, they wore it out with all that hot air ya know...

Liberals have aerodynamic skulls to deflect opposing thought.


Wingnut. I sure hope the air in that bubble of yours gets refreshed some day.
 
2013-10-22 07:35:10 PM  

lohphat: Latinwolf: The term "preventative" is a dirty word to Libertarians. In their world, it's "never try to fix something because it might break, wait until it actually breaks before you do anything".

Never let Libertards run an airline.


nice strawmen. Never ask a liberal to use logic...hey it's not a strawman, these liberals just failed at it!
 
2013-10-22 07:47:32 PM  
While they are at it, add lightning rods to the dome and run the wires under the seats in the House and Senate.
 
2013-10-22 08:04:16 PM  
All that hot air pressing up from the inside was bound to cause structural damage.
 
2013-10-22 08:13:10 PM  
Whew, I thought they were propping Strom Thermond's corpse back up. That codger wasn't attractive when he was alive and death probably hasn't improved things.

He's also 150 years old and has slave labor in his history.

Wouldn't surprise me that that damnfool district re-elected his corpse.
 
2013-10-22 08:19:20 PM  
Heres the new look, once its completed.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-22 09:35:04 PM  

trappedspirit: We are entering what they call "The second time of things" which will undoubtedly call for impromptu masonic rituals to be carried out.  The readings themselves warn of this time and the need for greater secrecy as these rituals must be performed before a sunrise and set have occurred if opening a seal calls for it.  There are 708 seals being brought out of the catacombs to be opened 1 a night.  Obviously this is the solution to arbitrary closings and blockage of public view of the third stone tier ring, where the "walking eye" will be making a complete dome circuit for each vessel, territory, and purpose represented at that particular ceremony.


If you were a Mason, you'd know how rare is the incidence of the concept of "impromptu" in Masonry.

/the more you know.
 
2013-10-22 11:29:16 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?


Why would Obama want to wreck the inaugural photos of his third term/rein as dictator for life?
 
2013-10-23 12:37:14 AM  

MindStalker: 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?

Why would Obama want to wreck the inaugural photos of his third term/rein reichas dictator for life?


FTFY.

/don't Poe me, bro!
 
2013-10-23 12:55:00 AM  

MindStalker: 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?

Why would Obama want to wreck the inaugural photos of his third term/rein as dictator for life?


You might want to reign that one in.
 
2013-10-23 01:28:11 AM  

sheep snorter: Heres the new look, once its completed.

[i.imgur.com image 600x450]


Oh man ... I'm tempted to create some right-wing crazy blog and make this claim just to see how far it gets shared in chain emails and facebook posts.
 
2013-10-23 02:55:28 AM  
Why are they doing this? Why don't they let it deteriorate and eventually collapse? If Congress doesn't want to spend money on infrastructure projects for us riffraff, why should we allow our tax dollars pay for this overhaul of the Capitol dome?
 
2013-10-23 03:01:29 AM  

cfreak: sheep snorter: Heres the new look, once its completed.

[i.imgur.com image 600x450]

Oh man ... I'm tempted to create some right-wing crazy blog and make this claim just to see how far it gets shared in chain emails and facebook posts.


Dooooo eet!
 
2013-10-23 05:16:42 AM  

Savage Belief: They elected Sandra Bernhardt to Congress?

/drtfa


img.fark.net

?
 
2013-10-23 05:21:08 AM  

Modguy: 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.

[www.woodworkingtalk.com image 300x250]


It took me a minute.
 
2013-10-23 09:07:10 AM  

Taima: 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.


Because it should be torn down like the Berlin Wall.

It's a symbol of tyranny and oppression all over the world, like the hammer and sickle.
 
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