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Old 01-10-2019, 04:56 PM
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I love the Babylon Bee. It reminds me of The Onion.

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U.S.—With the government shutdown in effect, life has felt incomplete for many Americans. “Everything is just too easy—it’s boring,” said restaurant owner Gloria Morgan, “and I realized it’s because we’re missing an essential challenge in life: soulless bureaucrats posing arbitrary rules on us.”

One of the primary functions of the government is to ignorantly muck around in the business of others, but the shutdown has hampered that. Thus citizens have been forced to try to fill that void themselves. “Today I just suddenly decided large sodas weren’t allowed,” said Morgan. “It was an annoying, pointless obstacle the whole day—it was like the government was still around.”

“I arbitrarily decided I couldn’t use plastic bags in school lunches,” said Arlene Williams, mother of three. “It was really irritating to deal with. It really made me feel like there was still some bureaucrat out there not caring about me.”

Not everyone found it easy to take the government’s place, though. “I tried imposing random rules on myself, but it wasn’t the same,” said business owner Patrick Stanley. “The problem is I understand my business too well, so a lot of the rules actually made sense. I really need someone with no understanding of my company or economics making these rules, or it just doesn't feel right.
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making fun of people not getting paid, people who dont have enough food and veterans and the disabled
hmmm...no wonder deplorables didn't mind trumps campaign rhetoric.
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making fun of people not getting paid, people who dont have enough food and veterans and the disabled
hmmm...no wonder deplorables didn't mind trumps campaign rhetoric.
The nonessential employees always get paid when there is a shutdown. Some are getting a paid vacation, since they will receive their money when the shutdown is over.
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I love the Babylon Bee. It reminds me of The Onion.
The Onion is actually funny. This is just hacky idiocy.
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I found the article funny Lumara. It is not surprising that our resident lefties would take offense to it as it highlights the ridiculousness of government bureaucrats that the left seems to admire.
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The idea of a restaurant owner being happy about the shutdown is only funny if you think idiots owning restaurants is funny:

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The Food and Drug Administration has stopped routine food safety inspections of seafood, fruits, vegetables and many other foods at high risk of contamination because of the federal government’s shutdown, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the agency’s commissioner, said on Wednesday.

F.D.A. inspectors normally examine operations at about 160 domestic manufacturing and food processing plants each week. Nearly one-third of them are considered to be at high risk of causing food-borne illnesses. Food-borne diseases in the United States send about 128,000 people to the hospital each year, and kill 3,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Domestic meat and poultry are still being inspected by staff at the Agriculture Department, but they are going without pay. The F.D.A. oversees about 80 percent of the nation’s food supply, as well as most overseas imports.
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