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    Obama gave us the day off!

    President Obama signed an executive order this past weekend giving all non-essential federal employees today off with pay. If you have to work you'll get the holiday pay rate. If you had taken a vacation day it will not be charged to you and you'll still get paid.

    Of course I didn't know all this until after I got up this morning at 5:30 and wandered into the office. Nobody called me!

    Anyway, thanks B.O.

    (doesn't B.O. stand for body odor?)
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

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    ok is this BS....

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    Nope, not B.S. at all. It really is a holiday for all non-essentials today
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

    `. .` .>(((>

    `... `. .` .>(((>

    .` .>(((>

    LMAOSHMSFOAIDMT

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    Executive Order-- Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Monday, December 24, 2012
    EXECUTIVE ORDER -------
    CLOSING OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2012
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
    Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2012, the day before Christmas Day, except as provided in section 2 of this order.
    Sec. 2. The heads of executive branch departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their organizations, or parts thereof, must remain open and that certain employees must report for duty on December 24, 2012, for reasons of national security, defense, or other public need.
    Sec. 3. Monday, December 24, 2012, shall be considered as falling within the scope of Executive Order 11582 of February 11, 1971, and of 5 U.S.C. 5546 and 6103(b) and other similar statutes insofar as they relate to the pay and leave of employees of the United States.
    Sec. 4. The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement this order.
    Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
    (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
    (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
    BARACK OBAMA

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    That sucks that I'm considered essential.

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    And the rest of us got to pay for it, WHILE we continued to work.

    This Obama guy is what Orwell had in mind when he wrote Animal Farm....
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    I don't dive into political debate here but GW did this numerous times during his time in office....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    I don't dive into political debate here but GW did this numerous times during his time in office....

    It's one thing to do it when the nation is solvent, and another to do it when it is not only bankrupt, but when you have demonstrated that you are unwilling to deal with entitlements.

    Perhaps this is because all of those government workers are unionized....
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    It's one thing to do it when the nation is solvent, and another to do it when it is not only bankrupt, but when you have demonstrated that you are unwilling to deal with entitlements.

    Perhaps this is because all of those government workers are unionized....
    Won't argue that but let's not kid ourselves that probably a similar amount of "work" was accomplished with everyone not being there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan1088 View Post
    Won't argue that but let's not kid ourselves that probably a similar amount of "work" was accomplished with everyone not being there.
    and think of the money saved with the lights turned off, no loo paper and coffee not drunk.

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    When the Titanic sank the band played unil the very end.
    Pardee folks.
    Never argue with a crazy man.

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    I enjoyed the day off. Went to an xmas party I would have otherwise missed and won a Sony Blu-Ray player in the door prize drawing.
    The picture in my avatar is of the Houston Ship Channel and was taken from my backyard. I like to sit outside and slap mosquitos while watching countless supertankers, barges and cargo ships of every shape and size carry all sorts of deadly toxins to and fro. It's really beautiful at times.....just don't eat the three eyed fish....

    `. .` .>(((>

    `... `. .` .>(((>

    .` .>(((>

    LMAOSHMSFOAIDMT

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    It's one thing to do it when the nation is solvent, and another to do it when it is not only bankrupt, but when you have demonstrated that you are unwilling to deal with entitlements.

    Perhaps this is because all of those government workers are unionized....
    yup, nail on the head.

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