A quick research reveals that the U.S. Government has been "shut down" a total of 17 times under previous administrations. Close enough for this discussion. Of all the previous government shut downs, I can only recall of one that sticks in my mind and that one sticks with me because of the absurdity upon which the Republican Religious Right forced that one to happen.
Then we are given the current Dip-S***-In-Charge (DSIC) and I do remember his actions when he does not get his way which is exactly what is happening right now. I recall watching a video in which His Lord Shi* said:
"The PROBLEM is that I am the PRESIDENT of the United States; the PROBLEM is that I am not the EMPEROR of the United States."
And that fact eats at him more and more very day; possibly to the point of insanity.
During the last budget battle, the DSIC closed "The Peoples House" because of the "cost associated with conducting White House tours." That situation continues, but in the interim the DSIC's Significant Other can take her spawn on a one hundred million dollar ($100,000,000) vacation, and His Lordshi* continues to take campaign style junkets on Air Force One whose operating cost has been calculated at $181,757 PER HOUR. That comes out to about one million dollars ($1,000,000) for each trip from Washington D.C. to the Socialist Nirvana of Mexifornia - EACH WAY. But we still cannot afford to let school children tour the White House.
Today is the first day of the current "government shut down," and reportedly approximately eighty thousand (80,000) non-essential government employees are being put on what amounts to an eventual paid vacation. Why are We The People paying "non-essential Government employees"?
So, what is the very first act of this administration? As of 12:01, one minute after midnight, they turn off the live feed on the pandas. Really?
We send a space explorer into the vast reaches of outer space and it runs unattended for years and years but we cannot afford to leave a normally unattended camera to run in the local zoo? Really?
This regime in all of its offensive faces, i.e. Whore House Harry Reid, Nim-Wit Nancy Pelosi, and the entire socialist regime has no respect for our country or its citizens. To them it is about absolute power and nothing more.
, I was an Army Drill Instructor in Basic Training. Occasionally, during the eight week cycle needed to transform weak-kneed sappy spoiled brats into soldiers, one of those individuals would reach a plateau where they would believe that they could not do any better. Rules and regulation precluded me from taking any direct action in those instances. So instead, I would place the individual in the shade of a tree and give him a cool drink and let him rest while I would engage in the physical training for the rest of his unit; until every one of them dropped from pure exhaustion. Amazingly, typically within a twenty four hour window, that individual who previously thought they had reached their limit would find that inner strength needed to become all that they could be.
That, my friends, is exactly what the DSIC does. He indirectly attacks the most vulnerable, the children, in order to unite others' support of the weakest among them and in anger and renewed commitment against the one responsible for the offense creating unit cohesion; in the case of Basic Training that was always the Drill Instructor. The DSIC's ability to deflect responsibility onto others is legendary. And his amazing skill to say one thing while quite visibly doing the opposite defies all reason and explanation.
At some point, the Eloy will come to the realization that Emperor of the Morlocks is not being kind and generous by providing them with their every need, but is simply caring for the livestock in preparation for dinner.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.