Yes, Anna, the Koch conglomerate is a low-key sinister presence most notable for bank-rolling advertisements and commercials for/from right wing "public interest" groups. If I go camping, it will be in the Ozarks, possibly near Lake Tanneycomo. I hear the trout are jumping.
Today is pug day: my son lets my wife and I enjoy their little ankle-biter, Homme. We take long walks and tease the heck out of him so he's worn out when we hand him back to AJ after his workday is over. Have the Republicans blinked yet?
Please shut up, Sinéad O' Connor.
considering. And you know this whole scenario has gone way too far into weirdness when the drum beating, war hawk John McCain actually sounds like the voice of reason for the Republican party. Thanks, John. It's nice, every so often, to be reminded that I don't necessarily need mushrooms in order to feel like I'm hallucinating :)))
*** I put that picture up about two weeks ago and it finally takes?
Just a typical day in Washington DC that was over-reported by every major news network. The BBC interviewed many Americans who decried the militarization of the nation's, and especially the capitol's, police force. All of the shots fired are being attributed to overzealous LE.
The atmosphere in the city is reported (probably over-reported) as tense amidst the 3rd day of a government shutdown.
5 MINUTES AGO ON THE WEST LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE THERE WERE THREE LARGE BOOMS AND CONGRESSIONAL POLICE ARE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN INJURED! FURTHER REPORTS ARE THAT 15 SHOTS OR SO HAD BEEN FIRED AND CONGRESSIONAL POLICE CARS TOOK OFF IN PURSUIT OF THE BAD GUYS. A HELICOPTER HAS LANDED ON THE WEST LAWN, NEAR THE REFLECTING POOL.
"IT'S A WILD THING TO SEE!"
TOURISTS WERE HERDED INTO LAFAYETTE PARK AND THEN TAKEN ELSWHERE.
CONGRESS IS IN RECESS AT THE MOMENT THOUGH THEY ARE IN THE CAPITOL AND IN SESSION.
Would have to be at a private campground. Looks like a stalemate at the moment (passing a bill that would open up the government is not in the cards). In fact, this looks like a perfect opportunity to do it on the taxpayer's dime, GTed. Leave this afternoon, come back Sunday night...
Everybody knows that during these Congress-created fiascoes (shutdowns due to partisan issues) government furloughed workers are made whole again. Not this time. The mainline Republicans teamed up with the Tea Party are building momentum not to pay for the days government workers are missing (those deemed non-essential). The ones still working will get paid. The one's not working, well, they aren't essential -- why pay for days they missed?
Have a good camping trip GTed.
GTed. Better to take a short camping trip to Whichita and protest outside the Koch Brothers headquarters! Don't imagine you would get much of a reception there. If they'll spend millions fighting against somebody who sold them a fake bottle of wine, they'll make mincemeat of anybody opposing them on this issue.
The Republicans are hell-bent on erasing the Obama legacy from US History. There is a very ugly hint of racism here.
Well, the furlough is here to stay it appears, as no progress on a clean CR has reached the Senate yet. My wife and I keep busy locally, as long distance traveling or camping is not feasible if by some miracle Congress passes the budget and the workplace reopens. Until then we'll keep encouraging our rep and Senators (R-KS) to get to work!
Each time we go through this gyration it costs the taxpayers billions (a couple) of dollars.
Most of federal government was temporary shut down.