The GOPers are at it again. As much as I prefer to reach across the aisle and try and remember that "we are all Americans together," this is not one of those days.
I am thoroughly sick and tired of the GOP and their snot-faced toddler antics. First destroy the toy room and telling everyone the toys are broken, but refrain from mentioning that they themselves broke the toys in a fit.
Blame it on the other kid, any other kid.
And when that doesn't work out, when we the people insist they eat their broccoli, and scrub their stinky cracks at bath time, the GOP holds their breath and your paycheck indefinitely, while throwing themselves down on the sidewalk, blocking traffic and turning purple.
Tell me, when you think of it this way, that spanking sounds like a terrible idea, I dare you, except I suspect these guys would enjoy it too much. Of all the emotionally stunted, idiot antics, I have had to live through these past 3 decades. Another government shut down because the GOP didn't get their way--gosh, no one saw that coming AGAIN!
Friday is going to be Severe weather day for Oklahoma. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to drench the state throughout the day. Since yesterday, the Gulf moisture has been getting decidedly thicker as it moves in from the south. The meteorological precursor for the storms to come.
So like any good Okie, I visited the NOAA website at http://www.nws.gov/ and this is the quote I found:
Due to the Federal government shutdown,I was even directed to an entirely different site.
NOAA.gov and most associated web sites
Only web sites necessary to protect lives
and property will be maintained.
See Weather.gov for critical weather
information or contact USA.gov for more
information about the shutdown.
NOAA Federal Employees: For access to the
Notice to Federal Employees About Unemployment
Insurance (SF-8), please Click Here.
Here is your breath-holding, moment of zen right here. We have winter storm warnings popping up in the rockies, we have severe weather coming to the plains, and we have the GOP doing a circle jerk on the hill in an attempt to get their way.
This isn't just closing down national parks. The furlow of workers is awful and I do sympathize, and this is how it culminates: You know who else depends on NOAA? The military, your Airline pilots and Air Traffic Controllers, your Ferry Captains, and Bus drivers, your Teachers, and Police Officers, and people like me and you. Can you imagine if NOAA had been shut down during the floods in Colorado? or during tornado season in Oklahoma or the rest of Tornado alley? There are winter storm warnings bearing down on the Rockies right now as a type.
I realize I am preaching to the choir here, but I will say it again anyhow.
The people running the GOP right now don't care about what we need. They don't give a flying shit in the dark if you or I live or die right now. That party has made it abundantly clear starting with Katrina, and pervasively with their constant denial of affordable health care, and their attacks on secular charities (see Faith Based Initiatives), the constant attempt to defund organizations like Planned Parenthood, that provided cancer and other reproductive exams and diagnosis, and treatments on a sliding scale to the poor and indigent; their attacks on SNAP, to deny even children and the elderly FOOD for shit's sake! And their attempts to deny lawful citizens the vote, starting in 2007 attacking victims of predatory lending who were newly homeless, and culminating with attacks on voter registration in areas dominated by women and other minorities. They don't consider US their constituents. We can't pay enough for that, and many of us are the wrong color, gender, or religion, or sexual orientation, or wrong economic status to receive concern from the likes of them.
They have their own agenda, and it doesn't revolve around the whole population of the USA. They only want to line their own pockets, they only want to empower their favored churches, and businesses (which these days seem one and the same), they only want to help men, and really only straight, rich, Christian, white ones. They only want to make room for a way of life that is neither sustainable nor healthy on too many levels to list here.
The GOP wants only a few things from the rest of us: our wealth for their wealth extraction schemes, and for working Americans to have a short, productive life that can be exploited, and a hasty, silent death, so the GOP and their supporters don't have to face what they have done.
I hope we can get this batch out of Office ASAP and block the election and appointment of their proteges`. This bullshit has got to go. I long to see adults in office with fully functional, executive functions in their brains.
Thu Oct 03, 2013 at 6:58 AM PT: An Okie writes: Dear Congress I am Dying. http://ireport.cnn.com/... She cannot get health care because of a pre-existing condition. The shut down is about denying American's access to health care, out of spite. It has real consequences on real people. So the GOP shuts the government down, because they want to run their own death panels.