Saturday, October 12, 2013

They've Got A Point

The shutdown is bad. The media's treatment of it is worse. But you know we've hit rock bottom when a terrorist organization at war with us points out our government's foolishness with more accuracy and clarity than our own press.

Taliban mock US over government shutdown
Taliban militants fighting US troops in Afghanistan taunted Washington over the government shutdown on Wednesday, accusing US politicians of "sucking the blood of their own people".
A little hyperbolic, perhaps, but pretty accurate nonetheless.
The Islamist militants issued a statement describing how US institutions were "paralysed", the Statue of Liberty was closed and a fall in tourist numbers had hit shops, restaurants and hotels in the capital.
What a sad state of affairs when a militant group sworn to destroy our country does a more accurate and unbiased job of reporting than our own mainstream media.
The insurgents accused "selfish and empty-minded American leaders" of taking US citizens' money "earned with great difficulty" and then "lavishly spending the same money..."
Like I said, accurate reporting.
The US embassy in Kabul has said that it expects "to function normally in the short term" due to the shutdown, though its Twitter feed would not be regularly updated.
OMG! No Twitter. Our democracy is in danger of falling.
Embassy press staff were not immediately available to comment on the rebels' statement.
Of course not. They've been furloughed. But rest easy, America. The National Park Service is still on duty protecting our parks and monuments from access by citizens and tourists.

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