Posted by Michael Kennedy on October 8th, 2013 (All posts by Michael Kennedy)
Since I am a Department of Defense contractor, examining military recruits. I expected that we would not be called to come in after Monday but I worked Tuesday and was told they expect no slowdown. Of course, maybe they won’t pay us but that is still in the future.
UPDATE: Today is the 8th and I have been called again for tomorrow.
So far, the shutdown seems to be working with the assistance of Democrat verbal and active mistakes. I always thought Gingrich fumbled the ball in 1995. This time, the GOP strategy of passing small directed bills to fund popular programs, seems to be working. Certainly the Democrats like Harry Reid and the National Park Service are helping all they can.
Washington politicians may have the time to debate how to fund the government, now that their pig-headedness has shut it down, but the nation’s World War II veterans don’t.
“World War II veterans are dying by the hundreds every day,” says Fred Yanow, of Northbrook, Ill., who spent 1942-45 in the Pacific theater as an Army private. “It’s a shame that they don’t care about World War II veterans when so many of them are dying off.” The 16 million men and women who wore their nation’s uniform in the so-called “Good War,” from 1941 to 1945, are leaving for eternal R&R at the rate of 650 a day.
Which Washington politicians ?
Claire McCaskill had some clever comments.
McCaskill also made it clear that she felt some members of Congress at the memorial were only because they had “nothing to do” but try to score political points.
“There’s people here that have nothing to do – they’re just trying to score political points,” McCaskill told MRCTV’s Dan Joseph.
Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ann Wagner (R-Missouri) had different takes on the situation. Rep. Gohmert disagreed with the senator, and thinks that those who bring that point up are usually the ones guilty politicization of it in the first place:
She is doing what she can to show who is responsible for this stalemate. Congratulations.
Update: According to statements released by the schools, the Department of Defense has suspended intercollegiate athletics and these games have been tentatively canceled. We’ll find out by noon ET Thursday if these games will go on.
Update 2: CBS says it’s working on alternate programming in the event Air Force-Navy is canceled.
This site is generally not the right site for discussing the government shutdown, just as Politics-Right-Here-USA.com or whatever is probably not the place you should go for breaking college football news. But every so often, our worlds collide, and such is what we’ve got here, with Saturday’s Air Force-Navy and Army-Boston College games suddenly imperiled by the bozos in Washington.
We repeat: Air Force-Navy might get canceled. Because of the government.
Then we hear they may have backed down.
The Democrats’ message is not very consistent. Still, among the Koolaid squad, there seems to be little dissension. HuffPo is in full hysteria mode. Whether the Republicans can withstand this pressure is a serious question. With all the assets of the press against them, and with the instincts of would-be members of the the ruling class, I see no good outcome. I am sorry to be so pessimistic but I have never before felt that the USA was doomed.