Looks Like I’m Not The Only One Who Gets An Extended Christmas Vacation

Might as well use a British news source for this, it’s not like you are going to find a non partisan story over here anywhere.


US government partially shuts down over border wall row


  • A partial US government shutdown has taken effect after US lawmakers failed to break a budget impasse.

    Mr Trump, who has to sign off any deal, is insisting at least $5bn (£4bn) in funding be included for his long-promised wall along the Mexican border.

    Lawmakers adjourned last-minute talks on Friday evening.

    In the absence of an agreement, funding for about a quarter of all US federal agencies lapsed at midnight (05:00 GMT Saturday).

    It means the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, Agriculture, State, and Justice will begin to shut down and federal national parks and forests will also be affected.

    The partial closure, the third of 2018, means hundreds of thousands of federal employees will have to work unpaid or be put on temporary leave.

It’s the usual Kabuki theater. Happens every fucking year. Do you know why that is?

Because Congress hasn’t done it’s fucking job and passed a budget. The same as last year, the year before that and for so fucking long I can’t even remember them doing it anymore.

So fuck all of ’em and let me know who folds first this time. My money says Trump ain’t gonna cave, even though the money for the wall has already been approved  in the military budget.

Bet ya didn’t know that, did ya?

He must be laughing his ass off at these idiots.

Now he is just fucking with them and wants them to pay for it again so he doesn’t have to use the military money for it.

These people really are stupid.

5 thoughts on “Looks Like I’m Not The Only One Who Gets An Extended Christmas Vacation

  1. Here is how Washington really goes. Become a lawyer from some third rate or even first rate school, discover you are not very good at that profession and that it is saturated beyond belief, turn to politics, work way up the state political ladder, get party support and run for congress, get elected by low information voters many swayed by a corrupt press.

    End result, idiots with zero real world work experience in charge of making law.

    End effect, higher taxes always and total isolation/disdain for the flyover country, after all we were stupid enough to elect them and they think they are the smartest people in the world.

    There is no fix for this until there is a total cleansing of “the swamp”. A great many will attrit out, they are older than dirt. It is the young ones that are dangerous beyond belief, they are totally indoctrinated socialists/communists even if they don’t know it.

    I have maybe another 20 years on this ball of dirt, not sure I will live to see things change course for the better. In the meantime, more tools and more hobbies to work at. Peace bro.

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  2. Don’t worry, nobody takes it seriously, least of all the government workers who get an extended holiday break – worst case. Last time, all they got was a three day weekend. 30 years ago when they first did this shit? Maybe someone took it seriously. Now everyone affected takes it as extra days off.

    The only ones making it out to be the end of the world are the ones trying to profit from it.

    Newsflash to the media: it’s a freaking weekend. All the “non-essential” workers were going to be off, anyway. The shutdown means nothing. Zilch, Nada.


    • Newsflash to the MSM – It’s Christmas and New Year Holiday season! Other than essential services, those without enough paid-time-off, and those with no home-life, the government is essentially shut down for the next two weeks anyway, Congressional shutdown or not!!!
      The only difference is that pay may be held up until another Continuing Resolution is rolled out. Haven’t had a budget in how many years? And that’s one of the few things that Congress is truly mandated to do!


  3. I was a temp employee during a Clinton Government shutdown. I got time off and when th budget was finally approved I got all my back pay when I was not at work. WTF?

    The Army needs to escort all members of the congress and senate to the the tent city at Ft Irwin, They need to be fed MRE’s until they can pound out a working budget over the holidays. All financial support for their staff and health care needs to be suspended until this happens.


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