Life under Sequestration

 

A typical neighborhood in a typical American city (Detroit) on Thursday night

 

Detroit after sequestration

 

This arrived in my email from Jim Geraghty, at National Review:

 

Shortly after midnight, this is what happened, according to Twitter:

Stephen Gutowski: “Just tried driving but since sequestration went into effect the roads have all crumbled into dust.”

Brendan Loy: “OH MY GOD THERE ARE GOVERNMENT WORKERS SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUSTING ALL OVER THE PLACE, THIS IS HORRIBLE, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP” He added, “BREAKING: CALIFORNIA DECLARES WAR ON OREGON; KENTUCKY LAUNCHES SNEAK ATTACK ON TENNESSEE. MASS CHAOS.”

Jonah: “It wasn’t until I ate my neighbor’s pancreas that I realized president Obama was right about the sequester.”

Iowahawk: “The corpses are piling up outside my window like cordwood, oh my God the humanity.”

Sebastian: “Nothing to worry about! I grabbed my double barrel shotgun & blasted #sequester through the door, just like the VP said.”

Ari Fleischer: “President Obama is right. Undo the sequester! I can’t stand it already.”

Becket Adams: “I don’t think my neighbors are taking sequestration seriously. They’re giving me weird looks and making fun of my war paint and loincloth.”

Exurban Jon: “So this is what anarchy feels like . . . From now on, I shall be known as ;ExJon, Warlord of the Western Deserts.’”

Buck Sexton: “Did America lose 170,000,000 jobs in the last 10 minutes? Keep me informed, everyone.”

Brandon Morse: “The #sequester may now join the Mayan Calendar and the Y2K bug in the “[Stuff] Everyone Survived” Hall of Fame.”

By morning, it was even worse:

Rick Wilson: “A few hours of fitful sleep, the sound of sirens and screams of the victims of the Barackolypse rending the night air . . . I saw their fires in the dark, savagery swiftly tearing away the thin veneer of civilization only government diversity programs provided.”

John Podhoretz: “Just looked out the window. Five hedge fund guys fighting over a piece of raw meat.”

 

Posted from Newport Beach, California.

 

 

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  • https://mormonscriptureexplorations.wordpress.com/ William Hamblin

    Did the sequestration happen? Somehow I missed it.

  • MajMarine

    I don’t know how you can possibly expect anyone to ever take you seriously when you so cavalierly and ‘cleverly’ label the B&W picture as Detroit after sequestration. It is clearly Detroit before sequestration.

  • John Ziebarth

    All this over $85 billion cut! Can you imagine if we actually stopped borrowing $1.5 trillion a year and stopped printing $85 billion a month? What exactly is the endgame here?

  • Raymond Takashi Swenson

    Obama’s is having Federal agencies cut expenditures in programs that involve public services, rather than across the board, in order to mislead the public about the severity of the cuts, while he blames Republicans in the House for his own lack of leadership in negotiating a rational Federal budget.

    Three years ago Obama trumpeted how spending 800 billion dollars in his stimulus program was going to turn the economy around. He ended up spending one million dollars on each two year temporary job created by his “trickle down” government spending process, with only a tenth of that money actually going to workers.


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