US Government Shutdown Watch: 2018 Edition. More Bricks in the Wall?


#1225

I don’t pay attention as much anymore because it’s kind of useless. Trump feeds off the attention too much, even when it’s “bad”. Better to just ignore him until the Dems start to get things rolling in Congress/POTUS. (I am afraid GOP will gain another seat in SCOTUS before 2020.)


#1226

#1227

Oof, “mnemonic”.


#1228

Yeah. I’ll let it slide, though.


#1229

*Demonic


#1230

If only there were some easy way to remember how to spell mnemonic!


#1231

Johnny Pneumatic is the X rated version.


#1232

You are of course correct that McConnell is primarily/wholly responsible now. But the current shutdown would not have happened if he hadn’t changed his mind at the last minute last year and signaled he’d veto the CR to Paul Ryan.


#1233

That guy is an evil mastermind. You’re right that people perceive a Trump v Dem fight. I think there was a poll that said only 5% of people blame republican senators and reps which is pretty astonishing. We can open the Government tomorrow regardless of what president temper tantrum says, but there’s Mitch just holding back saying let them fight all while keeping his hands clean…


#1234

To be fair, the meth-head president is also very confused about pneumatic devices.

Maybe David Roberts was conflating the two idiocies.


#1235

#1236

Cringed hard.


#1237

NERD FACT CHECK: Tarkin fired the superlaser, not Vader, and he fired it because the Rebel base was too far away to make an effective demonstration.


#1238

She has a good response to this:

ya’ll trusting Empire Newswire to accurately report the story though


#1239

Saw this on Facebook:

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#1240

That picture is pretty much a metaphor for the whole idea:


#1241

That looks just wide enough to pass a nuclear backpack through. North Korean, take notice.


#1242

That kind of confirms for me what I was thinking – anyone with a battery-powered angle-grinder and a couple $3 cutting wheels can get past “steel slats”.


#1243

#1244

I wish I was reading about this in history books instead of living through it. Because really, we’re talking about a President completely making up a crisis (he hasn’t even manufactured a crisis. It doesn’t even exist) in order to grant himself emergency powers to seize some thousands of acres of private property and loot the treasury to build an ineffectual wall. It’s really something.

If we we had a functioning Congress, we wouldn’t have any need of the Mueller investigation in order to begin impeachment proceedings.