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DynamiteRave 10-01-2013 01:52 AM

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.

CRedskinsRule 10-01-2013 01:11 PM

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. [url=http://wapo.st/18KLCyi]Congress gets paid during a shutdown, while staffers donít. Hereís why.[/url]

And our WWII vets have something to do:
Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews 11m
World War II veterans have reportedly stormed the closed WWII memorial - @LeoShane
[IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BVgKhQbIIAA21lf.jpg[/IMG]

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...

mooby 10-01-2013 02:20 PM

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.

CRedskinsRule 10-01-2013 02:23 PM

Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...
 
Laura E. Davis ‏@lauraelizdavis 6m
Obama: More than 1 million people visited [url]http://healthcare.gov[/url] before 7am this morning
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I wonder how many visited porn sites?

CRedskinsRule 10-01-2013 02:27 PM

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.

Lotus 10-01-2013 02:31 PM

Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...
 
[quote=mooby;1030157]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.[/quote]

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.

Giantone 10-01-2013 04:45 PM

Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...
 
[quote=CRedskinsRule;1030162]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.[/quote]

How do you feel about military fly overs at funerals ?

Giantone 10-01-2013 04:46 PM

Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...
 
[quote=CRedskinsRule;1030160]Laura E. Davis ‏@lauraelizdavis 6m
Obama: More than 1 million people visited [URL]http://healthcare.gov[/URL] before 7am this morning
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I wonder how many visited porn sites?[/quote]



besides you ?

CRedskinsRule 10-01-2013 06:01 PM

Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...
 
[quote=Giantone;1030186]besides you ?[/quote]

Depends on what timezone you are using :pimp:

CRedskinsRule 10-01-2013 06:22 PM

Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...
 
[quote=Giantone;1030185]How do you feel about military fly overs at funerals ?[/quote]

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.

Hog1 10-01-2013 06:52 PM

Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...
 
[quote=CRedskinsRule;1030207]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.[/quote]
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

HailGreen28 10-01-2013 07:37 PM

Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...
 
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NC_Skins 10-01-2013 07:39 PM

Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...
 
[IMG]https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1272569_10153290431405436_1698915973_o.jpg[/IMG]

My thoughts on the subject.

firstdown 10-02-2013 10:55 AM

Re: So... The Government is Shut Down...
 
[quote=CRedskinsRule;1030142]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. [URL="http://wapo.st/18KLCyi"]Congress gets paid during a shutdown, while staffers donít. Hereís why.[/URL]

And our WWII vets have something to do:
Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews 11m
World War II veterans have reportedly stormed the closed WWII memorial - @LeoShane
[IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BVgKhQbIIAA21lf.jpg[/IMG]

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...[/quote]

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?

CRedskinsRule 10-02-2013 12:41 PM

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.


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