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Surviving the Big Shutdown Live Thread
October 1, 2013 | Pan_Yan

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.


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: 113th; apocolypse; shutdown; vanity; zombies
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I'm somewhere in this picture.

1 posted on 10/01/2013 4:43:00 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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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


2 posted on 10/01/2013 4:45:23 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: Pan_Yan

My cofee was brewed when I got up, all’s good.


3 posted on 10/01/2013 4:46:16 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Pan_Yan

That’s the problem. You’re facing north. The better riots should be facing south.


4 posted on 10/01/2013 4:46:41 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

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.


5 posted on 10/01/2013 4:48:34 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

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.


6 posted on 10/01/2013 4:48:47 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: The Mayor

My toilets flushed, too.


7 posted on 10/01/2013 4:50:00 AM PDT by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: Pan_Yan

I need to correct my coffee- spelling imbalance.


8 posted on 10/01/2013 4:50:11 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Traffic should be less, more parking available, shorter lines at reataurants.

What’s there not to like about a government shutdown?


9 posted on 10/01/2013 4:50:21 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Pan_Yan

Did you get bread and milk?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6zaVYWLTkU&feature=player_embedded


10 posted on 10/01/2013 4:51:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Pan_Yan

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.


11 posted on 10/01/2013 4:51:48 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Pan_Yan

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.


12 posted on 10/01/2013 4:51:55 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Pan_Yan

I woke up

Let dog out

Fed Cat and Dog

Got coffee

An owl hooted

The world did not end...


13 posted on 10/01/2013 4:52:11 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Pan_Yan
Boston TV news seems obsessed with the fact that some tourist sites (notably the USS Constitution) will be shutdown.

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?

14 posted on 10/01/2013 4:52:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Pan_Yan

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.


15 posted on 10/01/2013 4:52:20 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Pan_Yan

They were wrong. The sun rose in the East.


16 posted on 10/01/2013 4:52:22 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Daveinyork
My toilets flushed, too.

To bad it didn't dump in DC....

17 posted on 10/01/2013 4:52:23 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Pan_Yan

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.


18 posted on 10/01/2013 4:53:22 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Truth2012
All of this hysteria about the bloated federal government, that we pay for, going part time?

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.

19 posted on 10/01/2013 4:54:02 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Pan_Yan

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.


20 posted on 10/01/2013 4:54:36 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: kevkrom

Im sure an OFA operative got them to register to vote before they left DC


21 posted on 10/01/2013 4:57:44 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Pan_Yan

it will be better without the feds


22 posted on 10/01/2013 4:57:54 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Daveinyork
My toilets flushed, too.

I have an old 5-gallon flusher, but due to the shutdown, it only flushes 1.6 gallons at a time.

23 posted on 10/01/2013 4:59:41 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Miltary Defense. Still the largest budget item.


24 posted on 10/01/2013 5:02:35 AM PDT by cetarist
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To: COBOL2Java
I am also a contractor, but I am on the job, while the Govies are wandering around in a state of semi-shock.

I also got up this morning, fed the cats and dogs, let the dogs out, brought them in, my shower worked, so did the toilet...still looking for the oncoming armageddon...

Oh, yeah...and Dingy Harry is still blaming the TEA Party.

25 posted on 10/01/2013 5:02:41 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Pan_Yan

One of my husband’s doctors just called to remind us about today’s appointment. This is his first appointment with this doctor. Maybe they don’t know he has Medicare and TriCare. I guess the chaos won’t ensue until we present the Medicare card and military ID. But so far, so good.


26 posted on 10/01/2013 5:02:56 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: yldstrk

Sitting here in the local Micky D’s enjoying my $1 coffee. Sky is not falling!


27 posted on 10/01/2013 5:03:05 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Pan_Yan

Are we gonna be able to buy coffee?


28 posted on 10/01/2013 5:03:25 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: All

The Washington Post reports we can’t watch LiveCams of the baby Panda Bears nursing.

If only we knew...this could have been averted with an abortion.


29 posted on 10/01/2013 5:05:36 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obam a's Socialist Agenda:)
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To: Pan_Yan
You guys are poking fun at a serious situation and I for one don't like it.

This shutdown is going to affect me and mine at least ten times more than the sequester did. TEN TIMES.

And that's not funny.

30 posted on 10/01/2013 5:05:44 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Mi tio es enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Me too!...somewhere to the left in the photo


31 posted on 10/01/2013 5:06:16 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: Redleg Duke

Yesterday the govies in my office were yukking it up, not getting much work done - oh, NM, that’s pretty much like any day. We contractors do most of the work.


32 posted on 10/01/2013 5:07:28 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Notary Sojac

Complain to Obama and Reid, not us.


33 posted on 10/01/2013 5:08:07 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Pan_Yan

I feel more safe than I have felt in years.


34 posted on 10/01/2013 5:08:19 AM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (R.I P. my old FRiend and neighbor Blackie Owens. Be ever vigilant!)
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To: BubbaJunebug

Health Insurance Marketplace: Please wait....

We have a lot of visitors on our site right now and we’re working to make your experience here better. Please wait here until we send you to the login page. Thanks for your patience!

Message I got when testing ...lol


35 posted on 10/01/2013 5:09:07 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Pan_Yan

When I think of the bureaucracy in Washington D.C. I can’t help but think of the Capitol in ‘The Hunger Games.’ The special people. The chosen ones. While the rest of the country has been struggling and wondering how they will make it without a job this town has been booming like the California gold rush. Partying and dancing and dining while the rest of the country begins to burn.
But this morning things look a little different. There is a sense of unease rippling through the machine.
It makes me smile quietly.


36 posted on 10/01/2013 5:09:42 AM PDT by servo1969
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Shockingly, I feel no different. Shutdowns must be like radiation or carbon monoxide - you can’t see it, smell it, or feel it.

The dog threw up. Perhaps it is the shutdown that has upset his stomach. In many ways, he is far more aware of impending danger than I am. I intend to shelter in place when necessary.

When is the MSM predicting the power goes off & the riots start in WDC, NYC, & LA? I want to have fresh popcorn ready.

As for your location: Gather what belongings you can & FLEE for you life.


37 posted on 10/01/2013 5:10:41 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: COBOL2Java

The gov workers aren’t getting paid (the ones I know, anyway). They are supposed to go in to lock offices, turn in cellphones etc, for 4 hours then leave.


38 posted on 10/01/2013 5:10:43 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Notary Sojac

Which redundant government program are you dependent upon?


39 posted on 10/01/2013 5:11:39 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Notary Sojac

Do you work as a contractor or are you a non essential gov employee, or buying a home, working for a non essential unnecessary branch of gov?


40 posted on 10/01/2013 5:11:55 AM PDT by seeker41 (take your country back by whatever means necessary)
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To: Notary Sojac

Your comment made me laugh.


41 posted on 10/01/2013 5:12:10 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

Some, of course, are still working. Obviously “essential” employees are still on duty (people whose jobs immediately affect safety, national security, and the like), plus there’s a lot of government that doesn’t fall under the spending in the budget process — anything funded by user fees, for example, doesn’t need a Congressional budget to keep in operation.


42 posted on 10/01/2013 5:14:14 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Stay away from the Malls
Govies will be shopping for Christmas.

This will keep the part-time retail employees busy.


43 posted on 10/01/2013 5:14:16 AM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: BubbaJunebug

ok what city is that?


44 posted on 10/01/2013 5:14:45 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Pan_Yan

OH-EM-GEE! Wot ‘em ah eva gunna do! Dere’s no oxie-jen wit owt da’ gummit, riiite?


45 posted on 10/01/2013 5:14:55 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (I wish I lived in Texas.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Our government has WAY too much bureaucratic overlap, bloated agencies, too many obsolete/unneeded laws and an awful, economy-inhibiting income tax system. Maybe a shutdown will FINALLY force the "Beltway insiders" to realize these facts.
46 posted on 10/01/2013 5:15:02 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yeah, Fox is reporting that a bus load of 90 year old WWII vets are traveling to DC to see the WWII Memorial and apparently there will be barricades around it, preventing access.

There will be tons of these kinds of stories like the family who saved for years to go see the cute cuddly bears and wolves in Jellystone Park. Cut to kids holding stuffed bears/wolves with tears running down their cheeks.


47 posted on 10/01/2013 5:16:50 AM PDT by randita
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To: seeker41

If he’s a contractor I feel his pain. I’m not getting paid for every day they’re shut down. I’ll use my vacation days, but then it’s LWOP.


48 posted on 10/01/2013 5:17:37 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Pan_Yan

Good going Republicans ,I’m glad Republicans didn’t back down.

I’m so happy the stupid gov is shut down!

I’m glad the government is shut down. none of the government is needed except for the military and border control and that is it , get rid of the IRS, EPA, FEC, FCC, gov schools, NASA( the global warming hoax pushers), TSA, NSA, PBS, national parks, NPR etc , get rid of all that government trash

What will we do without the IRS oppressing us conservatives and Republicans?

What will we do without the NSA spying on us or the TSA groping us? without the EPA shutting down coal power plants because of a hoax called global warming?

without the government protecting us from the fake global warming hoax? what will the polar bears do now?

I’ll die without PBS lol no I won’t


49 posted on 10/01/2013 5:18:02 AM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Pan_Yan

I’m still here everyone! The dog was barking across the street as usual. I still had to pay the fedgov tax at the gas pump this morning (drat)- so far so good! Let’s see how things go - no fires, no rioting yet


50 posted on 10/01/2013 5:18:06 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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