Bethea's Byte
The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC D5FRa
Welcome to Bethea's Byte. If you are a member, please sign in and participate. If you are not a member, please sign up and join the conversation. We'd love to hear from you.
Bethea's Byte
The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC D5FRa
Welcome to Bethea's Byte. If you are a member, please sign in and participate. If you are not a member, please sign up and join the conversation. We'd love to hear from you.
Bethea's Byte
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
WELCOME TO YOUR HOME FOR NEWS, OPINIONS, DEBATES & YOUR VOICE -- BETHEA'S BYTE
Welcome guests and members to the home for News, Opinions, Debates and Your Voice... Bethea's Byte. To all guests of this site, please feel free to look things over, but you are encouraged to register and take part in discussing all news reports posted here. You are also encouraged, as a member to post your own news stories. We would love to have discussions on your news reports as well. You are further encouraged to debate these stories as well, especially in the political areas. All I ask is that no matter what side you're on, keep the debates civil. If you are joining us from another forum, we ask you to affiliate with us. We are more than happy to check you out, join your site and participate with you as well. Once again, you are welcome here at Bethea's Byte. Join in the conversation. Spark a discussion. Have a passionate debate. Most importantly, Let your voice be heard! BYTE THIS!
Log in

I forgot my password

Notifications
    Who is online?
    In total there are 4 users online :: 1 Registered, 0 Hidden and 3 Guests

    The Last Outlaw

    [ View the whole list ]


    Most users ever online was 156 on Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:22 am
    Statistics
    We have 33 registered users
    The newest registered user is GamrNrd

    Our users have posted a total of 4298 messages in 1744 subjects
    Latest topics
    » These 6 Red and Blue States Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Where Delta is Hitting Hardest — And Why
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:42 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Thomas Barrack, Trump Fund-Raiser, Indicted on Lobbying Charge
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:10 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » What are your plans for the day
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:05 am by Kyng

    » If There's One THing I Can't Stand...
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:05 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Donald Trump Blasts Radical Left for Trying to 'Cancel' July 4 Holiday
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:59 am by The Last Outlaw

    » US Hitting Encouraging Milestones on Virus Deaths and Shots
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:31 pm by Kyng

    » Tensions Among Democrats Grow Over Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Sat May 15, 2021 4:45 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Here's How Long Derek Chauvin Could Spend in Prison
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:37 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Derek Chauvin Convicted of Murder and Manslaughter in George Floyd's Death
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:55 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » 'Wheel of Fortune' Fans Call For Rule Change After Contestant Loses on Minor Technicality
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:12 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Fla. Teacher Who Presented Herself as 'Mother Figure' Accused of Sexually Abusing Student for Years
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:15 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Derek Chauvin Trial: MMA Fighter Who Watched George Floyd's Death Says He Called Police on the Police
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:36 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Gun Laws and Stats
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:11 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Floyd Family Kneels Outside Courthouse in Symbolic Statement
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:58 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Boulder Shooting: Multiple Injuries, Residents Take Shelter as Police Look For Gunman
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:28 am by The Last Outlaw

    » Person of Interest in the Deaths of 5 People, Including Ex-Wife, Allegedly Admits to Murdering 16
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:53 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » If You Haven’t Received Your 3rd Stimulus Check Yet, Here’s Why Wednesday Matters
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:17 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Free Byte: What Grinds My Gears? Cancel Culture
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:42 pm by Kyng

    » Tennessee Sister and Brother Charged with First-Degree Murder in the Death of Their Disabled Mother
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:37 pm by The Last Outlaw

    » Spa Shooting Victims ID'd As Biden, Harris Head To Atlanta
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Clock-10Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:18 pm by The Last Outlaw

    July 2021
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
        123
    45678910
    11121314151617
    18192021222324
    25262728293031

    Calendar Calendar

    CBOX
    Affiliate With Bethea’s Byte


    Bethea's Byte

    Anti-Spam Bots!

    Submit Your Site To The Web's Top 50 Search Engines for Free!






    The Coffee House


    Planet Nexus





    IconSkouliki

    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC

    View previous topic View next topic Go down

    The Last Outlaw
    The Last Outlaw
    Male Posts : 1756
    Age : 45
    Join date : 2018-05-25
    Location : Salem, Oregon
    Status :
    Online
    Offline

    http://betheasbyte.com/forum

    PostThe Last Outlaw Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:42 am

    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC IERHI

    Welcome one and welcome all to the first Free Byte of 2019.  I just wish I was doing this one under easier circumstances.  Recently, aside from other news and Headlines, I've posted mostly covering the Partial Government Shutdown which as of this writing has entered it's 28th day (The longest in U.S. History). So you wonder what has me up in arms over this thing besides the fact that neither Democrats and The President can't come to a compromise (POTUS: "Gimme $5.7 Billion for The Wall on the Southern Border." Dems: "NO!"), how about the pettiness between the President and the Speaker of the House.

    Let's begin with the Shutdown first. President Donald Trump is demanding $5.7 Billion for the wall that he promised during his campaign (the same wall he promised that Mexico would pay for). The Democrats have vowed that the President would not get his wall, or the funding for it. Which is why we are now at Day 28 of the Shutdown. In the meantime, there currently over 800,000 workers who are either sitting at home worrying about their next paycheck or working without receiving a paycheck. The following Departments are currently affected:
    • HOMELAND SECURITY
      The department that oversees Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Transportation Security Administration, the Coast Guard and the Secret Service is affected by the shutdown.

      But most of those agencies’ employees are considered essential, so they will need to work without pay until a government funding bill is passed.

      Of the 245,000 people who work under the department’s umbrella, nearly 213,000 have been deemed essential, according to the department’s contingency plan.

    • HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
      Of the department’s 7,500 employees, only 343 are expected to work. Nearly 1,000 other people may be called in to work on specific tasks, for which they will not be paid until a funding bill is passed.

      Though public housing authorities and tribally designated housing entities are not part of the federal government and are not required to shut down, some of their funding is provided by the federal government, so they may need to reduce or change normal operating hours.

      The department, which is also responsible for some housing loans and low-income housing payments, said in its contingency plan a shutdown would likely not significantly affect the housing market.

      But, it added, “a protracted shutdown could see a decline in home sales, reversing the trend toward a strengthening market that we’ve been experiencing.”

    • INTERIOR
      The National Park Service, under the umbrella of the Interior Department, will have a skeleton staff. Under its contingency plan, no national parks will be open and no visitor services - including restrooms, facility maintenance and trash collection - will be provided.

      But some governors have pledged to step in, including in Arizona, the site of the Grand Canyon, and New York, where the state has provided funding for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to stay open.

    • TRANSPORTATION
      Of the department’s 55,000 employees, 20,400 will be put on leave. Those employees do not include most of the Federal Aviation Administration, where 24,200 will be working, or the Federal Highway Administration, where all 2,700 employees are funded through other sources.

      Air traffic control, hazardous material safety inspections and accident investigations will continue, but some rulemaking, inspections and audits will be paused.

    • EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
      An estimated 1,100 of the office’s 1,800 employees would be placed on leave. This will include most of the Office of Management and Budget, which helps the president implement his budget and policy goals.
    All this for a Wall in the name of Border Security.

    Which now brings me to the pettiness of BOTH The President of the United States and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

    OK. With the Government partially shutdown, I totally understand the request to delay the State of the Union address (honestly, if given on the date it's scheduled, the truth is the State of the Union is shut down). It was a reasonable request to DELAY the State of the Union address, which even had other alternative options: Deliver the address when the government reopens, Deliver the address from the Oval Office, or submit it in writing. Reasonable, right? Just remember who we are dealing with.

    On the flip side, we have House Speaker Pelosi leading a Congressional Delegation going to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan to meet with top NATO commanders, U.S. military leaders and key allies – to affirm the United States’ ironclad commitment to the NATO alliance. Trump's answer: fly commercial. Yet at the same time, the First Lady can fly Air Force One to go to West Palm Beach, Florida for a holiday weekend vacation. That's petty.

    Both the President and the Speaker can't come together to some agreement in regard to the shutdown and the Wall, but a seemingly reasonable request is being overshadowed by pettiness, brattyness and altogether immaturity. Are we talking about our elected leaders or a bunch of 3 year olds?

    I found myself agreeing with Senator Lindsey Graham (R - SC) when he said this:
    Lindsey O. Graham, Republican Senator from South Carolina wrote:I wish our political leadership could find the same desire to work for common goals as those who serve our nation in uniform and other capacities

    Senator Graham, I couldn't have said this any better than this.

    Just Saying.
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC I6goy

    _________________
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC FBCTRThe First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC D5SsG
    The First Free Byte of 2019: Gov't Shutdown and Pettiness in Washington, DC Nexads420

    View previous topic View next topic Back to top

    Create an account or log in to leave a reply

    You need to be a member in order to leave a reply.

    Create an account

    Join our community by creating a new account. It's easy!


    Create a new account

    Log in

    Already have an account? No problem, log in here.


    Log in

     
    Permissions in this forum:
    You cannot reply to topics in this forum