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MarianJack

(10,237 posts)
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 08:46 AM Oct 2013

Hi! My wife is being kinda recalled from the teabaggers' shutdown.

My lovely wife of 15+ years was laid off last Monday. She is a Maine state worker but her department if fully funded by the Feds, so she was laid off when Ted Cruz decided to kick his little temper tantrum into the high moron gear.

Yesterday, she and several others in her office were offered the opportunity to fill open positions in other state offices until the shutdown is over. It's a lower rate of pay, but it's also a full time job, which will pay a hell of a lot more than if she'd been collecting unemployment.

Are we still immensely pumped off at Ted Cruz & his merry band of House teabagger morons? Yes.
Are we going to remember this totally unnecessary fiasco perpetrated by the stupidest congressional caucus since the copperheads? Yes.
Are we going to be advocating long and loudly for every teabagger to get his/her ass thrown out of office in their next election? Yes!
Are we going to be equally loud in linking EVERY SINGLE Republican to this teabagger movement that they so wholeheartedly embraced not so long ago? Yes.
Are we still going to consider our loudmouthed, crude, obnoxious and not very bright teabagger governor to be a malignant pimple on the ass of our state even though he has recalled some of the workers that his buddies in congress threw out of work? Hell, yes.
Are we still very pumped off about these damned baggers and their "government by temper tantrum" and NO to everything that is Obama view of their Fox "News" world? HELL YES!

Is our anger about this going to go away ANYTIME soon? No.
Are we going to forget that there are still some 800.000 people whose livelihoods are endangered by these morons who are still collecting THEIR paychecks while working out in their "kept open by John Boehner" private gym? HELL NO!

I just thought I'd share. Thank you for reading.

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

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Thav

(946 posts)
1. Wishing you a quick end to the shutdown.
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 09:39 AM
Oct 2013

The teabaggers think we're learning to live without government, however the economy will start showing signs of weakened spending due to employees not receiving paychecks and spending their money.

It's amazing that they rail against government, when they don't realize that it's people who receive a paycheck that perform the government functions.

At least your wife has a position until this kerfuffle is over.

Well wishes.

MarianJack

(10,237 posts)
8. As you inferred,...
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 04:48 PM
Oct 2013

...teabaggers are enormous morons who have NO CLUE that actual people are missing actual paychecks. Thanks for your post.

PEACE!

Iwillnevergiveup

(9,298 posts)
3. Good news and good post, MarianJack
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 10:48 AM
Oct 2013

And as the daughter of parents who lived in Portland for many years, I wish you all the best in unceremoniously sweeping out that Taliban governor you've got come next election.

K&R

calimary

(81,753 posts)
7. Gotta admit, the first thing that pops into my mind with stories like this is -
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 11:30 AM
Oct 2013

WTF were these voters THINKING??????????

Actually, I may have just answered my own question. They couldn't possibly be "thinking" when they vote like this. It's all knee-jerk emotion and acting out. Boil it down to more "government by temper tantrum."

MarianJack

(10,237 posts)
11. LePage "won" with 38% of the vote in a 5 way race.
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 04:54 PM
Oct 2013

In a 1 on 1 race, his ass would've gone back home to Florida.

PEACE!

MarianJack

(10,237 posts)
10. I expect that our next governor will be Mike Michaud,...
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 04:52 PM
Oct 2013

...who has honorably represented our 2nd district for the last 12 years.

PEACE!

calimary

(81,753 posts)
6. Welcome to DU, Bibliovore!
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 11:27 AM
Oct 2013

Glad you're here! The recovery from this mess, assuming this particular mess-making is stopped in the next few days, is going to be long and ridiculous. And TOTALLY unnecessary! Hmm... kinda like the teabaggers themselves, 'eh? Their impact has been EQUALLY long, and ridiculous, and TOTALLY unnecessary!

calimary

(81,753 posts)
5. Got to! You absolutely HAVE TO do this. Every American with a brain should be on fire
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 11:23 AM
Oct 2013

to put the teabaggers OUT OF BUSINESS.

I REALLY like your "government by temper tantrum" framing, MarianJack! That's a keeper! Should be said, read, and SPREAD!

Cha

(298,596 posts)
15. I'm glad for you, MarianJack!
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 06:02 PM
Oct 2013
I'm hyperventilating today because I know what this shutdown and the USA defaulting will mean to millions and millions of us who are SS. No money means no Lifelines for soooo Many People.

MarianJack

(10,237 posts)
16. Thanks, Cha!
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 07:04 PM
Oct 2013

Hopefully there will be enough grown ups in the 2 houses who are also sick of teabagger temper tantrums!

PEACE!

17. My husband and I were given stop work orders on wednesday
Sat Oct 12, 2013, 07:24 PM
Oct 2013

We both are federal contractors working for the VA. Hopefully we will get back to work soon. We won't get any nice backpay though.. The whole things just depresses us and pisses us off. Even my conservative, veteran boss said the other day about Boehner, "I'm surprised nobody has shot that asshole yet".

MarianJack

(10,237 posts)
18. My best wishes and hopesfor you both.
Sun Oct 13, 2013, 08:56 AM
Oct 2013

I don't expect that my wife'll get any backpay,but I hope that I'm wrong.

It's also that the "support the troops" republicans are so willing to screw the veterans that is such a disgrace.

And Boehner...WORST & WEAKEST...HOUSE SPEAKER...EVER!!!

PEACE!

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