Shutdown snark: #govtshutdownpickuplines
October 1st, 2013
02:35 PM ET
9 years ago

Shutdown snark: #govtshutdownpickuplines

 (CNN) - Shut down? Don't worry, Twitter has some pick up lines.

That's right. It's time for the return of #govtshutdownpickuplines.

When Congress faced a near shutdown in 2011, Twitter exploded with what it does best: Making fun of some of the most serious situations.

And, well, now it's happening again.


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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    I cannot post one of my #govtshutdownpickuplines because none of them are "G" rated. Those don't work.

    October 1, 2013 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  2. morrie

    This is so not funny. The shut down will slowly erode any progress made in the economy. People will start to lose jobs and it is the House's fault. The TP Republicans have been wanting to shut the Government down since they got into office. So as the economy goes south you only have the Republicans to blame. This is the Republicans economy that is about to happen.

    October 1, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    I guess it's back to breast feeding since your WIC check ain't come#govtshutdownpickuplines

    October 1, 2013 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  4. Wake up People!

    I agree Morrie, I don't see a damn thing funny. The GOP/baggers have been in permanent tantrum mode for the past 5 years. They have been planning this shutdown since Willard lost 11 months ago.

    October 1, 2013 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  5. Ol' Yeller

    After seeing some of the posts on here about how this is Obama's fault, or the Dems fault, but no way in heII the republicants fault... I am beginning to see how some of these tea baggers got elected. Obviously we have a percentage of Americans who think FAUX News is actually reporting (gulp) real news.
    Ted Cruz fakes a fillibuster for 21 hours and then votes yay on the bill (perhaps it should be changed to voting yay-hoo)

    October 1, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. Sandra St John

    The GOP – now morphed into the Grand Opposition Party are radical extremeists by any standard. These rouge representatives have proven they will stop at nothing to get their own way. The damages incurred upon the government and the american populace at large begs a class action suit for damages incurred. Their mentality is so
    dangerous it would not be surpising if they resorted to marching in with AK 47's. Impeach the rogues.

    October 1, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. LOL

    These people are laughing because it the shutdown hasn't directly effected them yet. They have a wakeup call coming very soon.

    October 1, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  8. Evelyn Connaway

    I watched the GOP after the shutdown and their little meeting, all walking down the halls of congress, giving their high five signs, etc – like a bunch of high school kids who just toilet papered all the opposing teams houses! We really need some grown men with an honorable, ethical and decent character in both houses of congress.

    October 1, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  9. truth hurts but reality bites

    The good news is that all of the furloughed government workers probably qualify for totally free, government paid for Obamacare, free food stamps and probably many other government freebies. Let no crisis go unused to bilk the government/taxpayers and line your pockets.

    October 1, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. James

    Someday – the fools who voted for the fools in power will stop blaming the Reps and tea party...someday.

    October 1, 2013 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  11. rh

    It is funny to Congress. Why shouldn't it be funny to those of us who can afford Internet access?

    October 1, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  12. Sniffit

    Yeah, cuz this is super funny to those 800,000 furloughed workers and their families...not to mention the small businesses that will see revenue drops as a result of the GOP/Teatrolls essentially adding 800,000 to the unemployment list.

    October 1, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |