In a time of challenge and adversity, It’s human nature to want to hunker down. Some of us might even want to dig a hole, crawl into it, pull the covers over our head, and wait for trouble to roll on by. Self-preservation is perhaps the most basic human instinct…but that desire to protect ourselves [...]
So, you know who else besides Weaker Boener stepped on his dick with the shut-down? This guy:
Weaker Boener has had it.
After just a little more than a day into the Great Government Shutdown of 2013, the federal government quietly called back all of the Defense Department workers who had been furloughed. All CIA, NSA and other intelligence agency federal employees were brought back on the job as well. In the multiple discussions that are underway [...]
Comes the salvage operation for the House Republican caucus:
House Republicans, increasingly isolated from even some of their strongest supporters more than a week into a government shutdown, began on Wednesday to consider a path out of the fiscal impasse that would raise the debt ceiling [...]
We’re starting to see the last throes of a desperate man at the head of a desperate caucus:
Boehner, responding to President Obama’s hourlong news conference, said he remained “disappointed” that Obama refused to consider talks centered on House-passed spending measures that included provisions tied to [...]
In every crisis, there is a watershed moment where the solution – or at least, the denouement – appears. Thus endeth the shutdown:
Senate Democrats could introduce a bill to raise the debt limit this week, according to a Democratic aide. Considering the procedural roadblocks the measure could face, aides [...]
There are more than enough votes to put a clean continuing resolution (CR) up for a vote.
So why won’t Weaker Boener do it?
He’s Speaker of the House, and can destroy any member of his caucus who opposes him (oh, for the [...]
Apocryphal or not, the image of lemmings committing mass suicide is ingrained in our culture, so much so that we may borrow it to describe the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives:
As the shutdown lingers, some Republican moderates are openly frustrated that tea party darling Sen. Ted [...]
Is Obamacare. Vary nice! We are all socialists now, no? After all, that’s what we’ve been warned about since the bill was proposed. And passed. And affirmed by the SCOTUS. So get your little red book of the sayings of Chairman Mao out of the box you stashed it in back in the early 80s, [...]
The temporary shutdown of the US government begins tonight. The immediate consequence will be the furloughing of federal government employees who are considered “non-essential”. Some government offices will be operated on shortened hours or closed altogether, as will the national parks. Defense and intelligence agencies will remain open, though perhaps with fewer staff. [...]
At 12:01 tonight, the government may shut down.
Lesson to learn — it’s usually not their fault. Case in point:
Donald Cardin became a firefighter at age 20 in Central Falls, R.I., a town just north of Providence that filed for bankruptcy in 2011. He was making $60,000 a year as a fire chief before retiring at age 42 in 2007 to take [...]
Darrell Issa has a long-standing reputation as a self-indulgent obsessive criminal creep. This story might take the cake:
But Rep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican leading the House effort to save the postal service, wants more. He has made doing away with doorstep delivery a key part of his bill, which would require everyone to [...]
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