Oct 1, 2013

Breaking Bad: Republican Idealism Personified

Ayn Rand's Superman Heisenberg. Gus Fring came out of Ultra-Rightwing Chile. Uncle Jack and his Neo-Nazis. Even Gayle Bettiger was a devout libertarian. All the immoral characters in Breaking Bad were right of center, only Hank Schroeder was right of center personality and a good guy but was an agent of the government that the Republicans constantly bash; this week the Republicans have chosen to shut down the government in attempt to appear self destructive that alludes to the emergence of Heisenberg and Walt's first interaction with Tuco.

Tuco Salamanca: Oh yeah. I remember that little bitch. So you must be daddy. Let me get this straight. I steal your dope, I beat the piss out of your mule boy, and you bring me more meth? That's brilliant.
Walt: You got one part of that wrong. This is not meth.

[Government shutdown!]

Does the military contractors not get paid during the shutdown? Does private contractors like Booz, Allen, Hamilton who are responsible for blanket unconstitutional surveillance set their employees on furlough? Prosecutors (at least the ones that I'm friends with in US AG's office) have 2 weeks if emergency funds, then they will be furloughed. Air traffic controllers that caused the delays for our esteemed representatives and then their subsequent creating a loophole from the sequestration, will they get another loophole from the government shutdown to allow overtime?

The government shutdown should not be welcomed as it has been by the far-right; government could overreach but currently hasn't come close but instead has been kowtowed corporate interests while ignoring the people (or at least the people that can't contribute to Congressional campaigns).