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The Inessentials

It’s hilarious for me to point out to various people that because what they do is on federal government furlough, it’s safe to consider them inessential.

Can someone please pitch a new TV program: “The Inessentials.” It involves a “The Office” cadre of laughably incompetent fucks; but, unlike real bottom-line business where such could never persist, these people easily spend all day, every day, trying to justify their existence and why you should be forced to pay for it.

…Just enjoying the fun while it lasts. The Republicans will fold. They always do. That’s why the Democrats are the Evil Party and the Republicans are the Stupid Party…and evil always trumps stupid.

Update: Nevermind. An astute FTA Facebook Page commenter points out that the show already exists. Just tune into C-Span. Pithy.

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3 Comments

  1. phreebie on October 13, 2013 at 01:41

    There was such a show in New Zealand in the early 80’s. Based around the office of a small unnamed government department, and the time they wasted. It was called ‘gliding on’. An early classic, that’s dated a bit now. A full episode online here:

    http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/gliding-on-1981

  2. Woodchuck Pirate on October 14, 2013 at 08:13

    I don’t subscribe to collective action period. That paradigm revealed to others yields assumptive empathy from semi-conscious Republicans whom self-profess their “conservatism”. As I’m not an altruist I don’t seek their conversion, and don’t often correct their misidentification of common ground between us. Fear and hostility is the knee-jerk response when ego is challenged, and I’m inclined to let the dying bury the dead. In dong so, I’m finding more and more self-professed “conservatives” awakening to the characterizations of their collective egos as “Republicrats” and the GOP as the “second string Democrats”. The baby-boomer generati0n continues to wipe their ass with the Constitution while hobbling off to their caskets. The easiest and surest way to conquer a “Great Society” is to give them a check. There are no victims. Civilization remains largely insane. In knowing so, I’s rather set down to a banquet with self-professed “progressives”, whom openly claim entitlement to my blood, than the company of self-professed “conservatives”, whom unleashed the menace of pragmatism, which eliminated the USA as a Republic under the rule of law.

    There are only 3 legitimate roles of Gov’t:

    1) Protect the citizens from force.
    2) Protect individual rights.
    3) Enforce contracts.

    Charity is not a legitimate role of Gov’t. Charity remains a legitimate role of family and church. Petitioning the brute force of Gov’t to initiate force against individuals in order to fund your so-called “noble deeds” is not charity, it is theft. I am inclined to cut thieves out of my life like cancer.

    A conscious person realizes that anarchy is not a campaign. The mixed economy exists solely to farm up corruption fertilized with moral hazard. Capitalism remains the unknown ideal. Let the cannibals eat the cannibals. I’ve got 36 acres off the grid in Arizona.

    May we live in interesting times.

    Woodchuck Pirate
    aka Raymond J Raupers Jr USA
    http://www.woodchuckpirate.com

  3. John on October 15, 2013 at 07:51

    The show Parks and Recreation is like a The Office clone about useless government employees.

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