The Bogus Shutdown

I sometimes look at HuffPo to see how liberals are getting fed their version of reality. (They often have real good articles on the Art World …whatever that is), but everything else is rubbish. (And their site is terribly slow to navigate.)  Yesterday they titled an article “Congress [Shutdown] Causes Chaos!” (Do you ever get the impression liberal editors care more about alliteration than truth?)

I didn’t bother to read it. Takes too long to download. And HuffPo is a baloney purveyor.

The idea of the “Shutdown” is more liberal silliness. Propaganda designed for consumption by miscreants. Dope smokers, dummies and whatever other form Obama voters take. (See “Invasion of The Body-Snatchers.”) In short, propaganda intended for their own inbred offspring. The rest of us aren’t stupid enough to swallow their tripe any more. (Excepting most Republican Senators.)

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I remember a few decades ago, the Italians suffered a “shutdown” which lasted a few weeks or so. The media exclaimed the end of the world …in Italy, as if that mattered. After the horror ended, several commentators noticed how much good the shutdown of government had accomplished. They had saved about eight million a day while the gov’mint was shuttered and unable to spend public money on studies about shrimp on treadmills …or trying to analyze the really big issues of life … such as “why are lesbians frequently fat?”

Imagine how much we are going to save while the Gov’mint sits on its hands. We will probably save eight BILLION each day we’re shut down. Probably a lot more.

Of course, the “Shutdown’ is bogus. Very little governmental activity actually halts. The “Freebies” still get tossed from the Emperor’s chariot as he passes the huddled masses of newly minted government dependents. So most of the cost continues. The shrimp tread on.

So far, the worst I’ve heard is some Park Rangers put up barricades at the WW II Memorial in Foggy Bottom. But civic minded citizens (who had possibly traveled great distances), kicked the barricades over and entered to pay their respects. What is the worst that could happen at the Memorial? Someone trips and falls? Big deal! I do that in the privacy of my own home. You can slip and fall anywhere, including the Senate Cloakroom…especially if you’re inebriated. (It happens. But he’s dead now.) Or maybe some lothario is neckin’ with his main squeeze behind some big block of granite and hurts himself? The same can occur in the Senate Cloakroom. (It happens. But he’s dead now.) (That kind of thing can happen in other places, too, like near that bridge at Chappaquiddick. But he’s dead now.)

So the Park guys weren’t concerned about safety. Come on, Dude. It’s something else. Maybe they’re afraid the visitors from Terra Haute are gonna’ hurt the big granite monoliths.

OCT. 2, 2013 BAD NEWS, BABYAnd doesn’t it cost the same to have the Rangers on site puttin’ up barricades to exclude the tax payers, as it does to just have them  standing around not putting up barricades? Why doesn’t somebody barricade the Senate Cloakroom? Or that bridge at Chappaquiddick?

And speaking of monoliths, why don’t we shut down something else that doesn’t work, nobody can afford (excluding those who are excluded), will destroy health care, and is a great big new tax (according to Justice Roberts)?

No. I’m not alluding to Gov’mint, although shutting down vast portions of it would be a boon to our nation and our future. No. I’m talkin’ about Obamacare, which for some unholy reason, is connected to the Shutdown.

We should strangle the Obamacare Train Wreck in its cradle. Or before it leaves the station. Or drives off the bridge into the creek.



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Stephen Bowers

Stephen Bowers

I am an attorney in Las Vegas who has always wanted to draw political cartoons, partly because I like drawing, but mostly because I enjoy ridiculing pompous know-nothings. Verbally debating them gets nowhere. They don't know they're beaten. But poking fun at them in a drawing leaves them without recourse or rebuttal. What can they do...? Call me names, whine, cuss me ... or maybe draw a witty riposte? Unlikely.
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