Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Off-Topic Discussion > Debating with the enemy


So... The Government is Shut Down...

Debating with the enemy


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-01-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
MVP
 
DynamiteRave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Washington DC
Age: 27
Posts: 11,851
So... The Government is Shut Down...

... And I don't know whether or not I work, since I technically am a government employee (I'm an Americorps member) and I feel like I'm non-essential.

Guess I'm calling headquarters in the morning to make sure.
__________________
Establishment, establishment, you always know what's best.

"We're officially horrible." -RedskinRat

I'm a chick, damnit.
DynamiteRave is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 10-01-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
MVP
 
CRedskinsRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasadena, Md
Age: 47
Posts: 12,381
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

Good news: Congress still gets paid!
Washington Post ‏@washingtonpost 32m
REMINDER: Members of Congress get paid during a shutdown. Their salaries are written into permanent law. Congress gets paid during a shutdown, while staffers donít. Hereís why.

And our WWII vets have something to do:
Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews 11m
World War II veterans have reportedly stormed the closed WWII memorial - @LeoShane


Seems to me like Congress ought not get paid, and the vets should be able to visit an open air memorial without having to storm it. Our country is eff'd up in so many ways

edit: maybe congress could donate their pay towards keeping the monuments open for now...

Last edited by CRedskinsRule; 10-01-2013 at 12:23 PM.
CRedskinsRule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
MVP
 
mooby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: NoVa
Age: 26
Posts: 11,814
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

I think it would be a great idea if Congress decided to donate their pay during this shutdown to the parts of the gov't that truly need it. Certainly would give them some positive press too.
mooby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
MVP
 
CRedskinsRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasadena, Md
Age: 47
Posts: 12,381
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

Laura E. Davis ‏@lauraelizdavis 6m
Obama: More than 1 million people visited http://healthcare.gov before 7am this morning
Expand

I wonder how many visited porn sites?
CRedskinsRule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 01:27 PM   #5
MVP
 
CRedskinsRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasadena, Md
Age: 47
Posts: 12,381
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

It is a misnomer to say government shutdown. Locality, City, and State governments are operating, and amazingly the country is still functioning. I know the longer it drags on the more actual pain might come from it, but losing a panda cam, or AF-Navy game, just isn't going to destroy the US.

Who was it that was gnashing their teeth over the Blue Angels cutbacks, man this must be hell for him.
CRedskinsRule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 01:31 PM   #6
Mann Up HOF!
 
Lotus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 10,442
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mooby View Post
I think it would be a great idea if Congress decided to donate their pay during this shutdown to the parts of the gov't that truly need it. Certainly would give them some positive press too.
I agree. But it is obvious that some in Congress don't give a hoot about how they appear. They act like they are entitled to positive press even when they do wacky, childish things.
__________________
Rooting for the Dallas Cowboys should be recognized as a treatable mental disorder.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 03:45 PM   #7
Playmaker
 
Giantone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,988
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRedskinsRule View Post
It is a misnomer to say government shutdown. Locality, City, and State governments are operating, and amazingly the country is still functioning. I know the longer it drags on the more actual pain might come from it, but losing a panda cam, or AF-Navy game, just isn't going to destroy the US.

Who was it that was gnashing their teeth over the Blue Angels cutbacks, man this must be hell for him.
How do you feel about military fly overs at funerals ?
__________________
....DISCLAIMER: All of my posts/threads are my expressed typed opinion and the reader is not to assume these comments are absolute fact, law, or truth unless otherwise stated in said post/thread.
Giantone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #8
Playmaker
 
Giantone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,988
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRedskinsRule View Post
Laura E. Davis ‏@lauraelizdavis 6m
Obama: More than 1 million people visited http://healthcare.gov before 7am this morning
Expand

I wonder how many visited porn sites?


besides you ?
__________________
....DISCLAIMER: All of my posts/threads are my expressed typed opinion and the reader is not to assume these comments are absolute fact, law, or truth unless otherwise stated in said post/thread.
Giantone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 05:01 PM   #9
MVP
 
CRedskinsRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasadena, Md
Age: 47
Posts: 12,381
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Giantone View Post
besides you ?
Depends on what timezone you are using
CRedskinsRule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 05:22 PM   #10
MVP
 
CRedskinsRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasadena, Md
Age: 47
Posts: 12,381
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Giantone View Post
How do you feel about military fly overs at funerals ?
I think they are a sign of respect that if possible should be done. But, I don't think that the Revolutionary war deaths that were not given military flyovers were given any less respect. Nor do I think that a flyover is a mandatory for current service members. Again, it is a sign of military honor but not an absolute must as a way for proper respects to be given.
CRedskinsRule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
Quietly Dominating the East
 
Hog1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Naples, Florida
Posts: 8,989
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRedskinsRule View Post
I think they are a sign of respect that if possible should be done. But, I don't think that the Revolutionary war deaths that were not given military flyovers were given any less respect. Nor do I think that a flyover is a mandatory for current service members. Again, it is a sign of military honor but not an absolute must as a way for proper respects to be given.
As you are kind of alluding to, there is more than one way to show respect.
AND I have been to several military funerals and there is....nothing more respectful. None had...flyover
__________________
Goodbye Sean..........Vaya Con Dios
thankyou Joe.......
Win! Always win!
By fair means or foul, by soft words and hard deeds...
by treachery, by cunning, by malpractice...
but always win--Edward Teach
Hog1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 06:37 PM   #12
Playmaker
 
HailGreen28's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,597
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...


Last edited by HailGreen28; 10-01-2013 at 06:44 PM.
HailGreen28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2013, 06:39 PM   #13
MVP
 
NC_Skins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 10,419
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...



My thoughts on the subject.
__________________
"So let me get this straight. We have the event of the year on TV with millions watching around the world... and people want a punt, pass, and kick competition to be the halftime entertainment?? Folks, don't quit your day jobs."- Matty
NC_Skins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #14
Registered User
 
firstdown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: chesapeake, va
Age: 50
Posts: 15,818
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRedskinsRule View Post
Good news: Congress still gets paid!
Washington Post ‏@washingtonpost 32m
REMINDER: Members of Congress get paid during a shutdown. Their salaries are written into permanent law. Congress gets paid during a shutdown, while staffers donít. Hereís why.

And our WWII vets have something to do:
Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews 11m
World War II veterans have reportedly stormed the closed WWII memorial - @LeoShane


Seems to me like Congress ought not get paid, and the vets should be able to visit an open air memorial without having to storm it. Our country is eff'd up in so many ways

edit: maybe congress could donate their pay towards keeping the monuments open for now...
From what I heard they actually had people working to shut down the WWII memorial. Wouldn't it have been just as easy to pay the same people to keep it open.

Heard one guy interviewed who was kicked out of a park where they had been camping. He comented by saying. There was around 60 camp sites full at $60 bucks a night and with one ranger on duty wasn't the park actually making money?
firstdown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 11:41 AM   #15
MVP
 
CRedskinsRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Pasadena, Md
Age: 47
Posts: 12,381
Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...

the actual barracading of those type memorials (open air) were nothing more than showmanship by the administration.

Likewise, the media buys into the term shutdown, when something like 80+% of the government is still funded (ie Social Security, Medicare, Military). It's the normal scare tactics by the left and comical ideologues on the right.

Honestly the country might as well be run by daytime soap actors/actresses. At least then the intrigue might be interesting.
CRedskinsRule is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.28226 seconds with 9 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25