It’s very simple. The GOP was trying to fund every aspect of the government…except for this monstrous disaster called Obamacare. Actually, when Harry Reid decided to turn down their offer to fund the government, except their exemption for Obamacare, the House GOP offered to negotiate and only alter parts of the bill. The Senate Democrats did not budge. One of those provisions was to make Congress, who were forced to join the exchanges, have to actually pay for their entire healthcare premiums instead of having the majority of it be paid by you and me.
During this very short partial government shutdown, that honestly affected next to nothing, the GOP continuously pumped out bills to fund single parts of the government (which is how budget bills should work) all the while trying to get Obama to negotiate some changes in the Affordable Care Act, such as eliminating the individual mandate, in order to re-open the government. Obama refused to negotiate. Even when he met with Republicans, he basically imperialistically proposed that they raise the debt ceiling, pass a budget bill that also funded Obamacare and then after all was said and done, he’d finally sit down and negotiate with Republicans on Obamacare. Seeing as how the President is a liar, I can see why this sounded like a piss-poor deal to the GOP. Well, after all was said and done, in normal Congressional fashion, they decided to give-in to pressure by funding the government and swept these issues under the rug until next year…where we will inevitably be having this same issue all over again. In the meantime, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been an epic failure on all accounts and I yet to see anything about the President keeping his end of the bargain and negotiating changes to the law. Even Democrats are begging for changes now.
The Republicans, specifically the conservative Congressmen, had every right to try to defund Obamacare and judging by the apparent damage it has already caused, they were justified in doing so. The Republicans have been right on this issue from day one and if you look past all the unsubstantiated rhetoric about how they “just don’t want the poor to have access to affordable healthcare” you will see they were trying to do the complete opposite. The Republicans were trying to keep millions of Americans from losing their coverage. They tried and failed. Meanwhile, Obama is still sitting on his throne looking at the damage his key legislation has caused the country.
Mickey and Minnie’s The Gift of Magic
Ugh I can’t even watch this short anymore because it makes me so darn sad
Seeing Mickey Mouse too poor to buy Minnie a Christmas gift and then selling his most prized possession to get her something is just heart wrenching
THIS SHIP CAN NEVER SINK!
matthew: god bless you
alfred: GOD BLESS AMERICA
Banning guns to stop murders is like banning spoons to stop obesity.
The amazing attraction of the sink.
A lot of people talk about male power fantasy characters in video games, but not so much female power fantasies.
Though I’m sure the majority of sexualized (and oversexualized) women in games are meant to appeal to the male gaze, maybe we should be open minded to the fact that some women like to play sexy girls because we like to feel sexy.
Playing as a strong, hot character can—believe it or not—be empowering to some women. I know I sure as hell enjoy kicking ass and looking attractive while doing so.
Hetalia Volume 6 Raws: Nation Profiles
Scanned by jammerlea
SO APPARENTLY TREASURE BOX OF COUNTRIES IS GONNA HAPPEN IN VOLUME 6
LOOK AT THE MICROS
LOOK AT THEM
WHEN NATIONS AREN’T NATIONS ANYMORE THEY BECOME HUMAN
NICONICO REPUBLIC IS A REGULAR PERSON
IT’S CANON!!!!! THEY BECOME HUMAN!!!!!
THAT MEANS PRUSSIA IS ALIV- *DRAMATIC GERMAN GASP*
OH MY GOD
Just because the Niconico Republic is a ‘regular Japanese citizen’ doesn’t mean that nations become humans—Rome and Germania are dead—they live in heaven and sometimes come down to visit people—Bavaria, Saxony, and the other Germanic States are said to have retired and fully vanished, and Hima has already strongly hinted in recent updates that Prussia became East Germany after his own nation was dissolved
stop freaking out already. If he were a ‘regular human’ he would’ve died or would at least be in his mid forties by now
Furthermore, this rule seems to perhaps only apply to micronations. After all, they were never normal nations to begin with. Seeing as how none of the other nations have ever become human, it seems to be an abnormality in the micronation world and doesn’t carry onto the realm of normal nations.