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Thursday, December 11, 2014

If We Get Another Government Shutdown, How Could We Tell?

In order to avoid another government shutdown, the newest federal budget “agreement” includes defunding Wall Street reform, making another 2008-style global meltdown even more likely; defunding the Environmental Protection Agency (if you're a Real Murcan, you'll drink contaminated water and breathe dirty air and you will LIKE it); and rolling back highway safety regulations.  Oh well, at least we'll still have private prisons, the War on Drugs and the Pentagon.

And this “compromise” means we've avoided a government shutdown?!?  I say go ahead and shut it the fuck down.  As we used to say about Ronald Reagan having Alzheimer's — how could we tell?

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Blogger Jerry Critter said...

No government is better an republican government.

December 11, 2014 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: I agree. If they're going to eliminate environmental protection and highway safety regulations (among other things), they might as well call it what it is -- a shutdown -- and go ahead and make it officially a shutdown.

December 11, 2014 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Jim Marquis said...

I have to admit, this "crisis" has become such a regular occurrence it's hard for me to care much this time.

December 11, 2014 at 3:10 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jim: I don't care either. These constant shutdown threats have lost their shock value.

December 11, 2014 at 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who was the Republican Leader who said after the last election "The People have spoken, they want us to work together and no more shutdowns"?

I don't remember either


December 11, 2014 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

If the government shutdown would also shut down their Republican diarrehia mouths...I'd be 100% for it. Alas, that dream ain't gonna come true, Elmer.

December 12, 2014 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: If any Republican actually said that, it would be one of those wimpy RINOs that the teabaggers hate.

jadedj: Nope, we'll always have the Republican diarrhea mouths, no matter how shut-down or "limited" the government might be.

December 12, 2014 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

What Jim said. I'm not nearly as worried about it this time as I was before. This time it's kind of like an annoying fly, or maybe a booger on one's finger that can't be flicked away no matter how hard you flick at it.

As for Republican diarrhea mouth, I wish there could be something that would happen that be the equivalent of Immodium... but I agree, we aren't likely to ever see the end to it. The flow is ceaseless.

December 13, 2014 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Snave: You're right, these latest GOP shutdown threats and blackmail attempts are mostly just annoying. Same with the GOP oral diarrhea; the best thing for us all to do is just learn to tune it out. Either that or turn it into a renewable energy source.

December 13, 2014 at 9:01 PM  

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