(....This video has nothing to do with anything....)
(Link to YT video. When making your comparisons now you can always say: "That's about as funny as a bear playing tether-ball...")
And of course...No final post here (see below) would be complete without having NESN star Jenny Dell soaked down with a beverage. Here is the source for the GIF, no affiliation: http://network.yardbarker.com/mlb/article_external/red_sox_reporter_jenny_dell_gets_beer_shower_from_clay_buchholz/14740904
...I would emphasize the (general) role of the Environmental Protection Agency in Senator Warren's outline, reprinted further below. (Please also see an older video (below) that dramatizes -- but helps remind us -- of the harm unregulated/poorly-regulated private industry can inflict upon the environment....(And sometimes even (from/by) other governmental entities, also...))
>>>This will likely be the last post for "awhile" here as I move on to other things. Thank you to any readers for stopping by....We tried to (at least) occasionally think beyond 140-character limitations. (FWIW: If I begin a new blog I may provide a link here. Update Here's one, for your amusement....) <<<
...(Quick 10/7/13 update related to the following. Off-site link to a WP/ABC News poll, new window opens: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/10/07/republican-disapproval-grows-in-budget-battle-post-abc-poll-finds/)
(10/13 update: Adding this screen cap. image, helping to illustrate (some of) the bizarre-ness associated with the Republican-manufactured "shutdown" thang. (Photo is an off-site link to the 10/9/13 news video/article...)
---- Another quick update, from 10/15/13: The person quoted below (Gregg Popovich) is a highly successful NBA coach. I believe he speaks for many American citizens (and voters). Maybe Gregg should consider running for "high" office....Excerpt from the following linked article, new window opens, no affiliation: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/10/gregg-popovich-on-the-government-shutdown-its-children-fighting-over-their-toys/?
"“We talk about a lot of things with the team,” he told a reporter this week. “We haven’t gotten really specific with the shutdown…I don’t think they’ve been real concerned about that. Especially the foreign players. Most foreigners think we’re pretty silly… and they’re correct.That’s enough to get me in trouble.”"
It’s children fighting over their toys, so to speak. It’s got nothing to do with the public or what’s good for the country. It’s about winning and losing, and that doesn’t do any of us much good. Hopefully they’re going to get to some sort of agreement in the next couple of days that might be good for the American people.
“It’s funny how each of them talks about what the American people want. The leaders from one side, they talk and say ‘The American People want…’ How the hell do these people know what they want? They live in a fishbowl. And then the other side says the same thing. It’s kind of comical, if it wasn’t so, you know, dramatically devastating for so many people.
>>>...Reprint of 10/4/13 message from Senator Elizabeth Warren:
"Subject: We are not a country of anarchists
(Older news documentary/video:)
(YT video link)
...A more current example? (Link, new window opens:) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/31/pet-coke-cloud-detroit-river_n_3682386.html