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Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Best of Slog: A Shutdown, A Terrible Ad, and Unprofessional Medical Advice

Posted by on Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 10:48 AM

"Don't worry, the picture of your badge is going to be blurred." Here's video of the July interaction between Dominic Holden and the police.

The Week in Shutdown News: The Teapocalypse is upon us, even though Americans don't want it. We have so many questions for Republicans. What about the children? Don't you care about the children? Are you mad that these women and children are going to be able to eat for the rest of the month, no thanks to you? Wasn't the budget small enough? Is CNN on your side? Do you want people to starve? How long is this going to go on? Do you object to bars serving furlough specials? Who's got bigger balls—this guy, or this guy? Do you realize that your hypocrisy is showing?

We Love Obamacare in Washington: We love it so much we couldn't even get on the goddamned website. Here's Goldy's review of the website when it finally became available.

That's Funny, Politics Always Speaks Very Highly of You: Goldy writes an open letter to politics.

Get Humpin': Tickets are on sale now.

Label Fight: Money is pouring into the anti-522 campaign. Here are ads from both sides of the initiative. This ad is the worst ad since that Wonka-inspired Joe Mallahan video.

People Have Differing Opinions: Some bar owners and nightlife advocates are for Ed Murray. Some are not.

Wait, I Thought Government Was Evil? Hooray for Seattle City Light!

Being Homeless Is Expensive: A local site promises three days of homeless life on the streets of Seattle for $2000. I talked to the man behind the site.

I'm Not a Doctor but I Provide Medical Advice in the Comments: Slog knows how to cure a cold.

The Awards Show Was Genius: Bethany Jean Clement recaps the Genius Awards.

Lastly, Fuck You, Michele Bachmann:

 

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Mr Flex Chesterson 1
The Tea Party movement is apparently good about re-branding things like The Affordable Care Act. At which point do we get to re-brand them as The Confederacy of Dunces?
Posted by Mr Flex Chesterson on October 5, 2013 at 12:37 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 2
Given the shutdown, I suggest that the Obama administration cut off money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for more urgent social needs.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on October 5, 2013 at 1:02 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 3
Given the shutdown, I suggest Obama cut off corporate welfare and give the money to public broadcasting.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on October 5, 2013 at 1:19 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 4
@2,

"Cutting PBS support (0.012% of budget) to help balance the Federal budget is like deleting text files to make room on your 500Gig hard drive"

-Neil deGrasse Tyson
Posted by Urgutha Forka on October 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 5
I wonder if Michelle Bachman has some untreated venereal disease that she got from her closet case husband?
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on October 5, 2013 at 1:36 PM · Report this
raindrop 6
@4: One would think then that keeping the WWII memorial and the memorial at Normandy would be even a smaller sliver of the budget - yet they were closed.

Oh yeah, with the Park Service it's all or nothing (very convenient) - that and the White House tours shut down for the sequester no doubt show a pattern spiteful mean spiritedness of Obama in his quest to inflict maximum humiliation on Congressional Republicans.
Posted by raindrop on October 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM · Report this
JonnoN 7
@6 Why don't you have your own show on Fox yet?
Posted by JonnoN http://www.backnine.org/ on October 5, 2013 at 1:51 PM · Report this
raindrop 8
@7: I thought of a snippy retort for that, but I'll let it pass.
Posted by raindrop on October 5, 2013 at 2:03 PM · Report this
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@6 it's hilarious to see your constant butt hurt on display over white house tours and a couple of closed monuments when there are people out their wondering how they're going to pay the rent or feed their families. Your bff boehner played his hand and now he's fucked. Welcome to politics as played by the Republican party.
Posted by hal on October 5, 2013 at 2:19 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 10
@5: She seems well rested and healthy - not too much makeup.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on October 5, 2013 at 2:21 PM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 11
@10 money tends to do that to people.
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on October 5, 2013 at 2:23 PM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 12
Shorter @6:

"The things that my party's voters use should be funded; whereas, the things that your party's voters use should not be funded."
Posted by Urgutha Forka on October 5, 2013 at 2:41 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 13
@6: Man, seeing your right-wing philosophies played out in front of you in real time really stings.
Posted by undead ayn rand on October 5, 2013 at 5:23 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 14
Phoebe darling, it's sweet of you to "pull" for her, and of course we all are praying, but sometimes sick people look perfectly fine. They rot from the inside.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay http://www.danlangdon.com on October 5, 2013 at 6:32 PM · Report this
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You mean 19 music and nightlife community members who endorsed McGinn last time and worked closely with him over his first term came out and endorsed Ed Murray, while one guy who owns a building a club is in, whose partners endorsed Murray, and is butt hurt his name wasn't on the list, but donated to Murray, said one of the guys endorsing Murray doesn't speak for everyone in the nightlife community, but doesn't disagree with that persons support of Murray since he's also supporting Murray financially.
Posted by WhattheHell on October 5, 2013 at 7:41 PM · Report this
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@5 - your comment made my day!
Posted by Bugnroolet on October 7, 2013 at 9:14 AM · Report this

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