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Trump’s Shutdown Is Now Longest In US History – Are We ‘Great Again’ Yet?

Make shutdowns long again.

Make shutdowns long again.
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5 comments on “Trump’s Shutdown Is Now Longest In US History – Are We ‘Great Again’ Yet?

  1. …and let us not forget about the impending debt level negotiations.

  2. I don’t usually think of a “vacation” as a day I still have to drive my kids to the bus stop at 6:15 a.m., but I guess that’s why I’m not in upper management–not enough imagination!

    I do have about a half-dozen unfinished novels I’m itching to complete. From previous experience, I can count on about eight sales of each, so . . . maybe the kidney thing isn’t a bad idea.

    In all seriousness, there’s a weird issue for government employees I haven’t figured out yet. Let’s say you’re totally fed up, and want to leave government service during this shutdown to work for one of the companies your agency regulates–perfectly normal, since that’s in your sphere of experience, and you’d probably get offered a good salary in the private sector. I’m not convinced you can actually legally do it. You’re ethically prohibited from working for a company you regulate and I have no idea how one communicates that they are leaving their government position during the shutdown. Who do you tell? Do you just post it on Instagram, with a few Nya, Nya, Nyas thrown in? And if you can’t quit, who would hire you if you would have to eventually leave on one day’s notice? Right. Starbucks it is.

    Thanks for covering this, H. You’re far more entertaining than other news sources, even on something widely reported like this.

    • thanks. that’s my daily dilemma. i’m fortunate enough to be in a position where, based solely on spare time, i could theoretically cover every turn in every widely reported story, all day long – and i used to try and do that.

      but eventually, i decided readers want quality, humor, insight and, ideally, some combination of the three in every post. so i made a decision to focus on giving people something they can reliably enjoy each and every time, all the way down from the header images to the body of the articles.

      i want people to feel like it’s actually worth their time to visit this site, as opposed to just being a “well, i go there because there are a bunch of headlines” type of deal.

      incidentally, i post all the relevant headlines in the Live Feed, so the people who want to headline-scan can just refresh that all day if they want.

      • “…quality, humor, insight and, ideally, some combination of the three in every post … giving people something they can reliably enjoy each and every time” 🏁 🏆

        😃

  3. Sean Hardy

    GS, I alwys wondered, what if 800,000 Feds showed up @ the unemployment office? Technically, your boss’s boss told everyone that they are not needed and laid off.
    Let me know, how that plays out…retired state employee

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