Skip to comments.Surviving the Big Shutdown Live Thread
Posted on 10/01/2013 4:43:00 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
Despite the palpable fear in the air I ventured out this morning and headed towards The City. Everything seemed calm- traffic flowing, street lights on- but I'm taking no chances. Even on Free Republic the normal early morning posts to the prayer threads and Religion Forum seem tense.
I figured the rioting won't start until dawn when the government workers who are oh-so-vital to keeping our society funcitoning on every single level don't show up.
Please post your updates as our society plunges into chaos, spins out of control, or whatever other cliche you'd like to use.
I'm somewhere in this picture.
libs are yucking it up because they have been told by the lamestream media the shutdown will mean “a delay in gun permits”
Gee thats funny. Even here in CA I didn’t need a federal permit for any of my guns. Not even ARs
My cofee was brewed when I got up, all’s good.
That’s the problem. You’re facing north. The better riots should be facing south.
I work norht and live south, meaning the areas you’re talking about are between me and home. I’ve kept that in mind for the day the EBT don’t work no more.
This shutdown probably brings back fond memories for Bill Clinton.
On the first day of the 1996 federal shutdown, with the normal paid White House staffers all on paid leave, only the 75 ot 80 unpaid interns were available at the White House. This opportunity allowed Bill and Monica to meet and develop the relationship that became history.
My toilets flushed, too.
I need to correct my coffee- spelling imbalance.
Traffic should be less, more parking available, shorter lines at reataurants.
What’s there not to like about a government shutdown?
Did you get bread and milk?
Apologies for re-using a “sequester” joke but...
The zombies were out in full force this morning in Arlington, VA, looking for brains. They were heading for Capitol Hill, so it looks like they’re gonna starve.
All of this hysteria about the bloated federal government, that we pay for, going part time?
Oh no! The elite emperors and princesses might have to find a second job to pay for their bills. (not)
Americans will get the government they submit to. Shut it down and run it part time.
I woke up
Let dog out
Fed Cat and Dog
An owl hooted
The world did not end...
Apparently, this is the only real impact we should be expecting. Which really begs the question: Why do we spend trillions of dollars every year on the federal government?
No matter how HORRIFYINGLY PAINFULLY TRAGICALLY AWFUL it really is, it is a MILLION times worse. Then things get *really* tough. After that, HORRIBLE things happen, and then we REALLY get screwed. Immediately following that, the BOTTOM drops out and we are all DEAD, and THEN things get HARD! Once that happens, it signifies the TOTAL collapse of EVERYTHING, and that’s when the CATASTROPHE starts! It’s the sign of the end of EVERYTHING, but after that, comes the TRAGEDY. Then times get DIFFICULT, and things get WORSE, until it’s EXCRUCIATING, but that’s just the beginning, because after that it’s all PAIN.
They were wrong. The sun rose in the East.
To bad it didn't dump in DC....
Great idea for a thread. I live near a firehouse and under the flight path of our helicopter med evac. Silence. Perhaps the chaos has rendered them kaput.
I shall venture forth to scout the situation later today.
Yeah, they shouldn't have furloughed anyone... just cut them back to 29 (paid) hrs./week instead so they can see what the rest of the country is dealing with.
I’m a contractor for the Feds. Got a text message this morning from my boss that only govies were allowed to show up. We stay home and take a vacation day or LWOP.
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