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Brexit: Theresa May's deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat

(Not that I expected this to pass, but ye gods, the incompetence of... everything.)

ETA: Nice summary:


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Date: 15 January 2019 08:46 pm (UTC)
beer_good_foamy: (Sugarshock)
From: [personal profile] beer_good_foamy
So what now?

The King John Appreciation Society will celebrate no longer being #1 in the Worst British Government charts?



I'm so sorry. Not that we're doing too well ourselves at the moment, but... Jesus Christ, this is a mess.

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Date: 15 January 2019 09:38 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: TroyAbedXmas-lostree (OTH-TroyAbedXmas-lostree)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
I think that's everyone's question. Also just had to +1 for Evil Abed gif :)

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Date: 15 January 2019 10:02 pm (UTC)
lokifan: black Converse against a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] lokifan
It's honestly terrifying how shit everyone is at this, even the people I don't want to do well.

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Date: 16 January 2019 12:07 am (UTC)
promethia_tenk: (dalek sad)
From: [personal profile] promethia_tenk
Well. At least your subject line is funny.

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Date: 16 January 2019 02:47 am (UTC)
shadowkat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowkat
So everyone is just drinking tea? LOL!. Well, apparently the US govt and the UK govt are neck n'neck for biggest cluster*%^. We're over five weeks into a government shutdown...the Air Traffic Controllers are eyeing the exit ramps as are the TSA agents (both of which have not been paid in weeks). Although you have a movie about it, we haven't gotten there yet.

So..Look on the bright side, you aren't alone?

We're drinking a lot of tea too. At least I am. Can't bloody do coffee.


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Date: 20 January 2019 10:15 pm (UTC)
shadowkat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowkat
It does help not watching the news, and just reading the headlines...or blurbs. Sort of easier to take in print. Also, a bit like watching through ones fingers.

Yeah, part of VICE's problem is its a satire about Dick Cheney, but currently our government just is more satirical than anything produced ever.

They might be able to do a movie on all this in about twenty years after it's over, assuming we survive.

How long can the shut-down possibly go on...?

I'm wondering the same. My US passport expires next month, I need to get it renewed, also need to do my taxes and hopefully get a refund. (Although these problems pale in comparison to people who have gone without a paycheck for months and are working without pay. I have coworkers whose spouses are at either working without pay or home on furlough.) Both of those are handled by federal workers on furlough or working without pay. Also the city that I live in has over 400,000 federal workers. It's going to shut down the Federal Courts sometime soon -- they only have enough in reserve to make it to the end of the month.

Keep in mind though -- it's a bit different for us than most countries...since we're the United "States" of America...emphasis on "STATES". The State governments are doing fine. Fire, police, hospitals, infrastructure, state courts, fine.

Also, there's something they could do...if the Senate Republicans could get their proverbial heads out of their asses, which is override the President's veto. You need a majority of the House and Senate to override a veto. That's the only way out -- that doesn't cave to the 2 year old currently throwing a temper tantrum in the white house.
Edited Date: 20 January 2019 10:16 pm (UTC)

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Date: 22 January 2019 06:28 pm (UTC)
shadowkat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowkat

Well I haven't looked at the news all day, so maybe this is what's happening? Either way, good luck with it all.

Not yet. The Doofus won't back off the dumb wall, he throws proposals including the wall, they throw proposals that don't include the wall. The problem is we have a guy who came from a family owned construction/real estate development company in charge. His idea of negotiation is -- if you don't agree with this one thing -- I'll walk away. No compromises. Which you can do with a family run business. You can't do it in a democratic government. Meanwhile the Republican Senators and Congressmen are terrified of overriding, because they could lose their base. So they are basically having a stare down contest or contest of wills, waiting to see who gives up first. Trump is convinced that everyone will forget the shutdown and praise the fact that he stood firm, meanwhile the newly elected Congress is determined not to let him have that wall no matter what. Neither side will compromise on the stupid wall. I sort of wish they'd allow it, have it fail miserably, and then have the American people sue Trump to repay the 5 Billion out of his pension, speaking fees, and paid security detail.

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Date: 23 January 2019 01:20 pm (UTC)
shadowkat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowkat

Yep, he has 150 bankrupticies...every time it falls through he declares bankruptcy. That's not going to work here. I'm predicting impeachment hearings in late 2019, early 2020. And it will be much worse than Watergate.

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Date: 24 January 2019 04:04 am (UTC)
shadowkat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowkat
I'm just hoping it doesn't tank our economy along with it. But something tells me it's going to.
2019 is going to a really hard year.

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Date: 24 January 2019 01:17 pm (UTC)
shadowkat: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowkat

LOL! Our governments appear to be in a race to see who can do it first. At this point, it's a toss-up, on who will win.

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