Tag: shutdown

Watch these veterans scold Sarah Palin; ‘Republicans shutdown the govt.’, ‘You’re an idiot!’

I can’t think of a better way to start off a Friday than by watching this video. Over and over again. Sarah Palin getting booed and shouted down by veterans while trying to spew her […]

Informative chart detailing what Republicans accomplished with the shutdown

Rachel Maddow worked tirelessly to put together this chart detailing all of the demands the republicans had when they forced the shutdown of the government side by side with the demands they wound up getting. […]

Despite what they say in public the GOP is changing the rules to make sure the government stays shutdown

CAUTION: Watching this clip may cause a rage blackout. The night before the government would ultimately be shutdown, a time when everyone was still talking as if they were trying to avoid a shutdown, the […]

Website says what we’re all thinking, “Fuck you Congress”

There’s plenty more where that came from. Catastrophic climate change, unsustainable mass incarceration, dangerously neglected public infrastructure—oh sorry, just rattling off issues that have been largely ignored while you’ve argued about Obamacare for three years. […]

Miley Cyrus spoofs the government shutdown on ‘SNL’ with a rewrite of ‘We Can’t Stop’

If you had told me 24 hours ago that I would have not one, but two posts about Miley Cyrus on here and she was still alive I would have laughed in your face. Instead, […]

Republicans continue government shutdown and spin mode to protect their business interests

The insurance companies and the GOP are in full spin mode when it comes to Obamacare. “Americans all over this country are suffering because of Obamacare,”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) said last month. “It is the […]

Nebraska representative on collecting his pay during furlough: “Dang straight, I got a nice house and a kid in college…”

Luckily none of the 800,000 or so people Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb. helped furlough have nice homes or kids in college to worry about. This guy actually makes Renee Ellmers look like a compassionate, understanding […]

National Weather Service meteorologists sending out coded messages begging to get paid

It looks like the “non-essential” people working at the National Weather Service are keeping a sense of humor about the awful situation they’re in. The most recent text forecast for Anchorage, AK contains an acrostic […]

GOP Rep who claimed she “needed her paycheck” backs down and asks for it to be withheld

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) was shocked, SHOCKED, when someone suggested that she defer her $174k/yr (plus benefits) salary while the government was, you know, shutdown. She needs her paycheck, unlike those other non-essential jerks she […]