It’s gummint. Why can’t it be both?

rushmore

I'm only about half sucker; so I knew it wasn't really true that Obama contracted helicopters to hover over Mount Rushmore with a big curtain. But I assumed it was true that the Amber Alert system was shut down.  Turns out Amber Alert, as a way of quickly notifying the public that a child has been abducted and is in immediate danger, is still functioning; it's just the website that's shut down because, if the website (not the program itself) is unmanned while the admins are furloughed, … [Read more...]

Gov’t shutdown means food pantries need help – UPDATED

groceries

I know, I know, Big Brother is too big, and it's super fun to crow about what a vast improvement it is when government is shut down -- no more panda cam, boo hoo hoo. But for many people, the shutdown is no joke.  Since our fearless leaders in Washington are covering themselves with glory (and I include both parties.  I'm completely disgusted with every last one of them), there are plenty of Americans who face genuine hardship. The WIC program will run out of federal funding in a few … [Read more...]


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