I'm stealing this from my own facebook status because, whatever, it's long enough for a blog post. And I'm trying to blog more. Ergo, DOUBLE POST.
1. Can we just all sort of pinky-swear that we are collectively going
to vote out of office everyone that's in Congress right now and get a
brand new batch in next time 'round? And so and and so on until they've
all been unseated? Because our government sucks at governing. They're
REALLY good at bickering though.
2. I saw a snide comment somewhere
earlier where someone was all "ooh, the national parks are shutting
down, big deal, whatever" - NO, ignoramous, that is not what the fuss is
about. Clearly you don't know anyone that has a federally funded job
because, hey, they're not going to be getting paid for a while - which
IS a big deal if they have, y'know, houses and family and the desire to
pay bills and/or eat. Meanwhile, Congress is getting paid regardless, so
what do they care if this shutdown takes forever. Doesn't affect them. /
Side though, aren't most of them rich from their previous jobs as
lawyers or whatever anyway? Maybe we should just pay them minimum wage. I
mean, that's a federal standard, right?
3. I saw a headline that
was all MODERATE REPUBLICANS ARE PLANNING TO REVOLT and I hope that
happens because that would be bad-ass. In my head I'm picturing them
kicking open the doors to the chambers and walking in in slow-motion
like a ragtag group of action heroes.
4. To steal my friend Sean's
status: "So as I understand it, the GOP is willing to have a total govt
shutdown and hurt the economy to make a point that the Affordable Care
Act will hurt the economy..."
5. I still don't get why "Obamacare"
is bad. Do we not want people to have health insurance? Do we not all
like having health insurance? I LIKE HAVING HEALTH INSURANCE AND I AM
GENERALLY A BIG FAN OF ANYTHING THAT IS "AFFORDABLE" USUALLY. Did I miss
something? I'm actually kind of serious. What's the problem?