The White House, Crown Jewel of Public Housing, Infested with Vermin: Cockroaches, Mice, Ants, TrumpPosted: December 3, 2017
Work orders for the White House reportedly show reports of mice and cockroach infestations in the West Wing, broken toilet seats in the Oval Office and numerous other problems.
The documents, obtained by NBC4 Washington, were made public this week just months after President Trump reportedly criticized the shape that it was left in by the previous administration.
“That White House is a real dump,” he said, according to Golf magazine.
While the president later denied the comment, it turns out there really are loads of issues plaguing the historic structure.
White House officials made hundreds of requests for repairs, equipment and pest control in 2017 with the US General Services Administration — many of which were similar to those made in 2016 during President Barack Obama’s final year in office, NBC4 reports. Read the rest of this entry »
Me neither. It’s because it’s not real. It’s a parody.
But you know what the Huffington Post actually did run this week?
Kevin D. Williamson: ‘Today’s discussion suggests that some people have forgotten how government works. Here’s a quick explanation’Posted: April 2, 2015
East Coast Media Struggling to Understand Western Frustration with Federal Land Grabs Should Study this MapPosted: September 7, 2014
East Coast media struggling to understand Western frustration w/ federal land grabs should study this map. pic.twitter.com/kblXs40sTQ
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 8, 2014
Government force and fraud is for our own good.
The government thinks you’re stupid, or at least ignorant.
Jonah Goldberg writes: This isn’t just an indictment of the current government or an indictment of government itself. It’s simply a statement of fact. At its core, the government exists to do certain things that people aren’t equipped to do on their own. The list of those things has gotten longer and longer over the years. In 1776, the federal government’s portfolio could have easily fit in a file folder: maintain an army and navy, a few federal courts, the post office, the patent office, and maybe a dozen or two other pretty obvious things.
Now, the file folder of things the federal government does is much bigger. To paraphrase Dr. Egon Spengler from Ghostbusters, let’s imagine that the federal government in 1776 was the size of this Twinkie (take my word for it, I’m holding a normal-sized Twinkie). Today that Twinkie would be 35 feet long, weighing approximately 600 pounds. Or, if that illustration doesn’t work for you, consider this: The number of civilians (i.e., not counting the military) who work for the executive branch alone is today nearly equal to the entire population of the United States in 1776. The Federal Register, the federal government’s fun-filled journal of new rules, regulations, and the like, was about 2,600 pages in 1936 (a year after it was created). Today it’s over 80,000 pages.