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October 14, 2013

Our National Nightmare – Week 3


Q: Are areas served by the National Park Service still being Barricaded?

A: Partly. We took some pictures this morning of the two barren parking lots scenic overlooks along the George Washington Parkway. The first one was still closed.

Barricaded Scenic Overlook GW

But people had broken through the barricades of the second one and can be seen “recreating” in clear violation of the law

Liberty Lot GW

Q: Let’s start calling that a “Liberty Lot!”

A: More like a Lawbreaker Lot, if you ask us.

Q: We heard there was a protest this weekend among vets angry over the closure of war memorials.

A: Yes, hundreds of vets turned out.

Q: Well, that’s something.

A: Unfortunately, they were racists.

Q: What? How can you make a blanket statement like that?

A: There was a guy there with a confederate flag.

Q: Wait a second.  The Occupy Wall Street movement that got such good press had scores of self-professed anti-Semites holding up signs.  What would you call those?

A: Isolated incidences.

Q: And one guy among hundreds with a Confederate flag?

A: A pattern of behavior.

Q: Okay, so how are the negotiations over the shutdown going?

A: Not well, Republicans refused to accept a demand by Democrats to roll back parts of the sequester.

Q: They want to negotiate over the shutdown?  That’s how this started and Republicans were accused of committing economic treason.

A: That’s right.

Q: What’s it called when Democrats do it?

A: A reasonable request.

Q: So, where does this leave us?

A: It’s an embarrassment. Here we have duly elected representatives with different viewpoints representing the interests of a diverse electorate.

Q: Wait, that’s not a good thing?

A: Don’t you understand, the French are laughing at us!

Q: Who cares about that?

A: People who spend a lot of time in France.


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Meanwhile back in the reality based world, the sun continues to rise in the east and set in the west without any help from some federal bureaucrap.

Posted by: TheOldMan | Oct 14, 2013 7:42:31 PM

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