Well, the Tea Party has at least *temporarily* removed head from ass, we’ll see about what the future holds. This time around, the government will be funded until February 2014, let’s hope the Tea Party has learned something from their mistakes. This morning President Obama spoke out about the reopening of the government, and the “completely unnecessary damage” the shutdown has done to the economy.
As a life-long devotee to the National Parks Service, it just pains me that they’re closed down. But what’s worse is how those responsible for the shutdown pretend to be the most angry they are, in fact, shut down. Under anonymity, members of the NPS have spoken out.
I Am a Park Ranger from NPCA on Vimeo.
Tonight, thanks to House Republicans, the government shutdown all but certain. And yes, they’re really going to cost the taxpayers millions just because they don’t agree with the Affordable Care Act, which is already law I might ad, and because it has Obama’s name on it. I didn’t get this up last week like I wanted to, but I thought it would be prudent to share exactly what is the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) actually does. Thankfully the White House made a super easy-to-follow video explaining it. Check it out after the jump!
Thus reads the actual headline of a must-read article found here (among myriad other places). The moral of this story? If you’re busily minding other peoples’ business, you’re not watching where you’re going.
The Force (of Irony) is strong in this one: if the lawmaker in question, Maryland’s Don H. Dwyer Jr, is found guilty of a crime for smashing his own boat into a boatload of innocent bystanders, he may find himself ousted from office by a law that he wrote. I said “Ha Ha.”
The internet has resurfaced a clip from May 2010 of Michael Higgins just ripping into Tea Party supporter and American radio host Michael Graham, and it is beautiful. In fact, it’s nothing short of Brilliant. I can see why Ireland elected Higgins as their President last year, and to be honest, I’m a little jealous. You can listen to the whole exchange here.
The highly offensive billboard is from Indiana’s Tea Party group We the People of Marshall and Fulton counties, who deny it’s a call violence against President Obama.
The head of the organization, Don Nunemaker of Plymouth, said late last week that the message was meant as a call for action at the ballot box on Election Day, Nov. 6. He was vague about the threat voters are to “remove,” saying it’s up to individual voters to glean what they will from the message.