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Re: Gov't Shutdown

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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby AdmiralMemo » 11 Oct 2013, 15:13

Forget all them and let's bring back the Bull Moose Party! :D
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby Lord Hosk » 11 Oct 2013, 17:18

Most people dont realize but bull moose was a legitimate party for awhile the democrats just did a bang up job of spin and made it look like instead of two parties it was one party fighting itself (which it kind of was) and the republicans and progressives just ran into that head first fighting each other and ignoring the democrats.
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby Kapol » 16 Oct 2013, 20:35

So... I'm not sure what's going on. Is the shutdown over? On top of that, it sounds like the they've figured out the debt limit thing. But I don't have any concrete evidence of any of this.
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby JackSlack » 16 Oct 2013, 20:51

So, to recap.

Yesterday, there was a Senate bill put forward. It was rejected. So the Democrats gave away yet another piece of their legislation, to finally put it through. The Republicans, as usual, gave away squat.

And, of course, the Republicans carefully ensures the vast majority of their members voted no, so that their election chances are maximised.

Seriously, Democrats. Grow some balls and actually FIGHT.

[edit] Kevin Drum's rundown of the winners of the shutdown is pretty funny. I'd add Vibrators.com, whose promotion during the shutdown was inspired.
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby Lord Hosk » 16 Oct 2013, 23:15

Now the waiting game begins, will my benifits be paid on time, will they be delayed two days because this lasted past the 15th, will they be delayed a entire month, or more? WHO KNOWS its so exciting to wait an see!
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby iamafish » 17 Oct 2013, 00:04

I'm honestly surprised this has not happened. I'm pretty sure if the British government shut down I'd go to Westminster and personally tell them to get the fuck on with doing their jobs... have there been any marches in Washington or anything?
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby Lord Hosk » 17 Oct 2013, 00:19

There have been some protests both in washington and at large but the media has been ignoring them. The 24 hour news networks rely a lot on politics so they tend to only focus on protests against their political opposites. The protests have been mostly against both parties and the stupidity of congress in general they havent been silly rage against silly thing.
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby Elomin Sha » 17 Oct 2013, 00:34

iamafish wrote:I'm honestly surprised this has not happened. I'm pretty sure if the British government shut down I'd go to Westminster and personally tell them to get the fuck on with doing their jobs... have there been any marches in Washington or anything?


Don't you remember, we had a hung parliament for two weeks. We had no government.
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby iamafish » 17 Oct 2013, 00:42

yeah, and nothing shut down...
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby RedNightmare » 17 Oct 2013, 01:04

Yet the Belgians came out of the economic crisis better then most of the European countries, if I recall correctly. Because no ministers didn't mean the government shut down for 4 years.
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby Tycherin » 17 Oct 2013, 07:25

Now taking odds that we're back in this exact same situation come January. I'd say 50/50, but I'm afraid that's too optimistic.
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby empath » 17 Oct 2013, 10:47

Spintastic...

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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby Lord Chrusher » 17 Oct 2013, 22:30

All they have done is put it off for three months. I'm happy the website I use for atomic data is back amoung others.
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Re: Gov't Shutdown

Postby empath » 20 Oct 2013, 05:52

Yep; and people complain about ME being a procrastinator? Our 'role models' can't commit to JACK SHIT.

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Americans: speak with your State-level governments; get them all to demand a constitutional amendment; if Congress can't pass the budget, then Congress doesn't get PAID.

And hell, after x amount of time with a shutdown, Congress is dissolved, and EVERY FUCKING representative & senator is kicked out of office and there's an unprecedented number of by-elections.
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