Bang Bang – Our Government Shot Us Down

The Battle of Gettysburg, by Thure de Thulstrup

The Battle of Gettysburg, by Thure de Thulstrup

I’ll be the first to admit that I just do not understand what is going on inside the talking heads up there in Washington. But I am at even more of a loss than usual these days. This ridiculous government shut down nonsense is simply beyond the pale. I would give me left arm to be a fly on the wall in the room where “they” decide what is essential and what is non–essential as far as government services are concerned.

I’ll bet good money that the government-funded barber shops, restaurants, and private health care for the bigwigs up there in Washington are buzzing along, business as usual. Yet our tax dollars are now spent to shut down national monuments that are just sitting there in the open air and not even manned to begin with. People have been arrested people for hiking in the Grand Canyon. I am shocked and appalled. How on earth or what kind of bizarre disconnect from reality, does it take for a government officials to decide they have the right to close a canyon, for God’s sake??? It is one of the wonders of the natural world. Our national parks, which people come from all over the world to see, are closed. What kind of message does this send to our neighbors on this planet?

I’m concerned that we are rapidly becoming the laughing-stock of the civilized world. As a rather cantankerous grandmother, sometimes I think that our elected officials up there in Washington all need a stern do better talk, a good spanking and all sent to bed without their supper until they stop bickering, learn to work together and do what it is that we hired them to do…which is run our government in an efficient, humane and prosperous way, as they solemnly promised to do when elected.

Right now it reminds me more of school yard shenanigans where boys get in a snit because everyone won’t play by their rules so they snatch up their toys and go home. We the people, who purchased their toys in the first place, are not getting our money’s worth by any stretch of the imagination.

I have to admit that I am more outraged than usual by the absurd twists and turns in our nation’s capital. It hit Mr. Husband and I personally because we had plans with a group of 10 to go to Gettysburg this week and receive a day and half private tour by the director of a documentary which will come out soon on the PBS television station. This came about because a friend of ours was one of the people to fund the documentary. But now we can’t do it and our trip is cancelled because the Gettysburg National Cemetery is CLOSED.

6 responses

    1. Makes me almost wish we had a Queen here to do that.

  1. I’m not big on visiting vacation locations (too pathetically lazy and keep getting bored out of my mind at amusement parks; my fav part of Universal Studios was when I was finally able to sit on a bench), but a visit to Gettysburg? I’d go for that! Pooh on the Govt shutdown for closing the Gettysburg! Hope you get to visit there someday soon and take pics for us to see.

  2. Great title by way, sorry for the rambling comment.

    1. No problem, you can ramble all you want sugar 🙂

  3. It’s clear they really hate healthcare for U.S. citizens, I can’t figure how they sleep at night. Not surprised about this, how many people who claim to hate big government get into office and make or change laws to suit their deep pocketbook’s interests and an extremely narrow world view. Now just openly trying to abolishing it. Are they secret anarchists or something? What’s going on now is just pure bat crap lunacy combined with purely evil ideas, successfully orchestrated well in advance, just like pnac. It’s really frightening ‘because when the U.S. sneezes the rest of the world catches a cold’. Forgive me if I may sound like a conspiracy nut, but the facts are clear the Koch bros want to own the world, and it’s pretty effing scary.

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