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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #135 on: October 10, 2013, 08:42:56 pm »
Oh, Spectacle.  You so crazy.

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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #136 on: October 10, 2013, 08:47:07 pm »
Yeah, but Republicans apparently skipped the civics class where it is explained the President is not a magickal Emperor who communes with the Sky God in order to rule with an iron fist.

I mean, going by their statements from the past decade, at the very least.

More like the past 148 years.
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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #137 on: October 11, 2013, 12:56:43 am »
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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #138 on: October 11, 2013, 05:55:10 am »
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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #139 on: October 11, 2013, 02:50:17 pm »
BBC:

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Earlier on Thursday, Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid said the Senate would "look at anything" the House sent to them, but they would not engage in negotiations with Republicans prior to reopening the government.

Reid hath spoken.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/10/10/2762451/boehner-adopts-heritage-koch-plan/

Partisan, yes, but some interesting links are included.

Interesting.  So the idea is simply to extend the amount of time the shutdown can continue on for.  I suppose that allows for the painful consequences of government shutdown to continue, while avoiding a debt default which would entirely screw US industry and financial interests.

Reid's response suggests he is aware of this plan of action, incidentally.

Dammit, I wasn't looking at it that way.  Makes a lot of sense, though.

Bastards.

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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #140 on: October 11, 2013, 05:17:34 pm »
The project the husband has been working on got a huge offer for funding. Negotiations can't happen until certain paperwork is dealt with, for international sales. The people who determine what classification the device gets are all furloughed, so everything is on hold.

I know it's a tiny stupid thing, but the effects of this thing are a mountain of tiny bullshit things that we are all gonna drown under.

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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #141 on: October 11, 2013, 05:23:09 pm »
Republicans have postponed Judgement Day, again:

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US Republicans have offered President Barack Obama a short-term debt limit increase to stave off default.

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said they would do so in exchange for negotiations with the White House to end a government shutdown that took effect on 1 October.

Republicans will meet Mr Obama, who is a Democrat, later on Thursday.

Officials have warned the US risks default on 17 October if the nation's borrowing limit is not increased.

Mr Boehner told reporters on Thursday: "What we want to do is to offer the president today the ability to move a temporary increase in the debt ceiling in agreement to go to conference on the budget for his willingness to sit down and discuss with us a way forward to reopen the government."

"It's time for leadership," the Ohio Republican said. "It's time for these negotiations and this conversation to begin."

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A spokesman for Mr Boehner told media that the deal on the table ahead of Thursday afternoon's meeting was a "clean" increase of the debt limit, with no additional policies attached.

It would only last six weeks - until 22 November.

So, they want to destroy the economy just in time for Thanksgiving.
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Can someone translate that underlined quote for me? Preferably to English, Dutch, or German.
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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #142 on: October 11, 2013, 05:24:00 pm »
Republicans have postponed Judgement Day, again:

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US Republicans have offered President Barack Obama a short-term debt limit increase to stave off default.

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said they would do so in exchange for negotiations with the White House to end a government shutdown that took effect on 1 October.

Republicans will meet Mr Obama, who is a Democrat, later on Thursday.

Officials have warned the US risks default on 17 October if the nation's borrowing limit is not increased.

Mr Boehner told reporters on Thursday: "What we want to do is to offer the president today the ability to move a temporary increase in the debt ceiling in agreement to go to conference on the budget for his willingness to sit down and discuss with us a way forward to reopen the government."

"It's time for leadership," the Ohio Republican said. "It's time for these negotiations and this conversation to begin."

Worker layoffs

A spokesman for Mr Boehner told media that the deal on the table ahead of Thursday afternoon's meeting was a "clean" increase of the debt limit, with no additional policies attached.

It would only last six weeks - until 22 November.

So, they want to destroy the economy just in time for Thanksgiving.
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Can someone translate that underlined quote for me? Preferably to English, Dutch, or German.

"Do exactly as you're told and nobody will get hurt."
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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #143 on: October 11, 2013, 05:26:12 pm »
Republicans have postponed Judgement Day, again:

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US Republicans have offered President Barack Obama a short-term debt limit increase to stave off default.

House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said they would do so in exchange for negotiations with the White House to end a government shutdown that took effect on 1 October.

Republicans will meet Mr Obama, who is a Democrat, later on Thursday.

Officials have warned the US risks default on 17 October if the nation's borrowing limit is not increased.

Mr Boehner told reporters on Thursday: "What we want to do is to offer the president today the ability to move a temporary increase in the debt ceiling in agreement to go to conference on the budget for his willingness to sit down and discuss with us a way forward to reopen the government."

"It's time for leadership," the Ohio Republican said. "It's time for these negotiations and this conversation to begin."

Worker layoffs

A spokesman for Mr Boehner told media that the deal on the table ahead of Thursday afternoon's meeting was a "clean" increase of the debt limit, with no additional policies attached.

It would only last six weeks - until 22 November.

So, they want to destroy the economy just in time for Thanksgiving.
...
Can someone translate that underlined quote for me? Preferably to English, Dutch, or German.

"We will stop crying and kicking the floor for a minute and talk, but we're not getting up and we're certainly not making any promises about not getting right back to pitching this fit if we hear one thing we don't like."

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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #144 on: October 11, 2013, 05:33:38 pm »
All the same, they blinked.
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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #145 on: October 11, 2013, 05:40:06 pm »
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #146 on: October 11, 2013, 05:44:11 pm »
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Mr Boehner told reporters on Thursday: "What we want to do is to offer the president today the ability to move a temporary increase in the debt ceiling in agreement to go to conference on the budget for his willingness to sit down and discuss with us a way forward to reopen the government."
"Do exactly as you're told and nobody will get hurt."
Heh, thanks. Yeah, I thought that was the underlying message.(because a politician was talking)

"We will stop crying and kicking the floor for a minute and talk, but we're not getting up and we're certainly not making any promises about not getting right back to pitching this fit if we hear one thing we don't like."
Thanks.


I can understand parts of it so let me try again.
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"What we want to do is to offer the president today the ability to move a temporary increase in the debt ceiling
This is understandable, allow president to increase debt ceiling. gotcha.

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in agreement to
pointless interlude?

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go to conference on the budget for his willingness
Meet to talk about willingness budget, this implies that the president's willingness can be bought. but alright, understood.

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to sit down and discuss with us a way forward to reopen the government."
Meet to make goverment open.

So. They will allow the president to increase the debt ceiling so they can borrow more money with which to bribe the president (during the first meeting) to allow the second meeting.
Politics is weird.
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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #147 on: October 11, 2013, 05:44:48 pm »
All the same, they blinked.

All I can picture is Boehner, snotty nosed and disheveled on the floor in the rotunda.

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" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
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Re: US government shutdown hilarity
« Reply #149 on: October 11, 2013, 08:01:00 pm »
Thread split.
" It's just that Depeche Mode were a bunch of optimistic loveburgers."
- TGRR, shaming himself forever, 7/8/2017

 "Billy, when I say that ethics is our number one priority and safety is also our number one priority, you should take that to mean exactly what I said. Also quality. That's our number one priority as well. Don't look at me that way, you're in the corporate world now and this is how it works."
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