The Watering Hole: Wednesday, October 9, 2013: Armageddon at Minus 8 Days and Counting.

Good News! The End of The World is Nigh!

In just eight more days, the United States of America will not have enough money to pay for all of its obligations. Technically, the world’s greatest superpower will be bankrupt.

This is going to really tick off a lot of people: China, Europe, Israel, all those countries we gave foreign aid to so they could buy U.S. made arms and seeds from Monsanto. Basically everybody who got any kind of benefit, directly or indirectly, from the U.S. Goverment.

Just think, no more government subsidies to Big Oil and Agribusiness. Oh, and all those Red States that received more in federal dollars than they paid to the U.S. Treasury? Not any more.

But the really good news, according to no less an authority than Michelle Bachman, is the end of the world. That’s right. Jesus himself will come down and all of His True Believers will be Raptured and go to heaven. And not a moment too soon.

With all those evangelical christians finally out of the way, the rest of us can get to work cleaning up the mess they’ve made of this planet.


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41 thoughts on “The Watering Hole: Wednesday, October 9, 2013: Armageddon at Minus 8 Days and Counting.

  1. I think I’d drink too much too:

    Cleveland Browns director of player personnel Jon Sandusky, who is the son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on Tuesday in Fargo, N.D., according to multiple media outlets in Fargo.

  2. If we go into default, expect your 401k to lose from 10 – 15% of it’s value in a month.
    Expect the Chinese to start selling dollars it is holding before they lose much value.
    Expect that to start a wave of inflation that you’ve never seen before.
    Goodbye economy.
    Thank you Republiscum.

    • Did Grover not get that c**k punch I sent over for him last time he crawled out from under his rock?

    • Grover Norquist is going to hear from me tonight. What an incredibly stupid idea. I am really, really sick and tired of the RW meme that the federal government can’t do anything competently and that the states can do everything better. Bull-fucking-shit!

      And I have news for the man named after a Muppet – if you turn the national parks over to the states, they won’t be national parks anymore. And it wouldn’t matter if they did because the Antiquities Act gives the president the power to name national parks (learned that from West Wing, in case it’s wrong), so he could just turn around and rename them as national parks (assuming he was dumb enough to sign the law turning them over to the states in the first place, which I’m confident he’s not.)

    • Way to go, Wolfie. Just let him throw that bullshit talking point out there with no evidence or explanation of what he meant. Has anyone pointed out to these asshole Republicans that employers cutting hours are doing it because they don;t want to give their employees healthcare, not because the law is making them do it (which is the clear implication from their unchallenged charges.)

  3. So the GOP has agreed (as if that means anything) to extend the debt ceiling temporarily so they apparently can hold it hostage later.

    • Congress, the executive branch and the supreme court are open, things in my world which are shut down are the BLM, Carlsbad Carverns and other National Parks and Forest Services, The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Parts of the Border Patrol, civilians working support at Fort Bliss, and Holloman AFB, and some Offices of social services, including parts Head Start and ECDC.

      that’s just in my small world in SE New Mexico

    • Well, I can’t go to Shenandoah Park. Operations where my husband work are ongoing, engineering and development are shut down.

  4. Let’s push the Irony Meter all the way to MaxFerrous.
    GOP dropping Obamacare in shutdown debate?
    “It is our hope that this will be a constructive meeting and that the president finally recognizes Americans expect their leaders to be able to sit down and resolve their differences,” said a statement by a Boehner aide…
    That’d be great, except Boner no longer qualifies in ANY wsnse of the word as a ‘leader’.

    • Keep on supporting those Republicans, truckers, until your jobs are all taken by legal Mexican truck drivers! That’s their plan for you!

    • I wonder if anyone will show up? I like the part where they plan to do the speed limit and not let anyone by. During rush hours you can’t do the speed limit, traffic move at about 25mph, also, people on the beltway will try to kill you.

  5. QOTD:

    “In my mind the president has committed impeachable offenses.” — Michele Bachmann

    She’s the political Bud Abbott of set-up lines.

  6. Bills increasing abortion access signed by Gov. Jerry Brown

    California on Wednesday became the only state in the nation this year to increase access to abortions, as Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill allowing more medical professionals to perform abortions.

    AB154 by Assemblywoman Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, would let nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physician assistants with special training perform the most common kind of first-trimester abortion. The Assembly passed the bill on a 50-25 vote in May, and the state Senate passed it on a 50-25 vote in August, with most Democrats and no Republicans voting for it.

    • For my entire life there has been this idea that we should never elect a black person as President. When I was a kid they also said we shouldn’t elect a Catholic but that got dealt with pretty quickly. Now we are seeing the reason why it shouldn’t happen. Not that a black person couldn’t do the job but more that it would drive conservative Americans absolutely insane.

  7. Arrrrgggghhhhhhhh!!!! Rather than burning brocolli, my landlady is now burning garlic. My entire apartment stinks to high heaven! 😯

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