This NYT Graphic explains
"Animal abuse and pet cruelty and neglect with a sad crying kitten cat looking at the viewer with a tear of despair as a concept of the need for humane treatment of living things," a stock photo by Shutterstock.
which agencies and which personnel at those agencies must stay home due to the bizarre shutdown of the federal government today.
97% of NASA, almost all Centers for Disease Control workers, National Parks employees, All of our national museums and the DC zoo, thousands of air safety and food safety personnel, all must stop doing the valuable work they do. Renewable energy researchers, Pesticide regulators, y'all stay home too.
Will drones keep flying? Will NSA keep spying? Will mothers who can't afford food for their kids and rely on WIC keep crying? You betcha.
The collapse of the GOP-engineered shutdown has the Tea Party in a fury, and they’re showing their wrath with a series of vicious posts to John Boehner’s Facebook. The Tea Party Insult Generator teases these insults apart and recombines them to make them stronger, faster, better than before.
Spocko sez, “It’s nice to know that some companies understand that non-essential federal employees are people too, with needs and wants and not robots that can be shut off with a switch. Thankfully Vibrators.com understands and is giving away free vibrators to Federal Employees during the government shutdown. They are giving away 200 a day. […]
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