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1990s Nostalgia Sweeps Nation: Government Shutdowns, Doc Martens to Follow

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1990s nostalgia

From today's Congress Daily PM:

"This is the longest time it's been in 20 years since Congress has actually [not] passed one appropriations bill. It is not a record to be proud of and we would like actually [to] have them do some of that before we talk about a CR."

—White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, in response to a question on whether President Bush would veto a continuing resolution if it includes a drilling moratorium.

Nostlgia for the 1990s is in the air (see: The Wackness). And at the Denver convention, Dems spoke wistfully of the Clinton era. Apparently Newt Gingrich is part of the zeitgeist too. He sees another potential government shutdown on the horizon. If only…

Vintage reason on the shutdown here.

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  1. Those WERE the days. That was when I still considered myself a Republican. When Newt shut it down I welled up with tears.

    Ok, maybe not, but it was awesome.

  2. Finally we’re [not] getting somewhere!

  3. From the film review:

    Since she’s perpetually blithe and sunny, she insists she always sees the “dopeness” in things, while low-key Luke always sees the “wackness.”

    1990s slang must die. It was painful enough the first time around.

  4. I am hoping for a return of Doc Martens though.

  5. According to Entertainment Weekly, The Wackness sort of sucks. As I am now degradingly addicted to EW since I have a free subscription from my cable company (the first taste is always free!), I must believe them.

    1990s slang must die

    Dope is wack? Wack is dope?

  6. Crap…I don’t think i still own a flannel shirt.

  7. I am hoping for a return of Doc Martens though.

    Who says they ever went away…?

  8. BOB DOLE!!!!!

  9. Who says they ever went away…?

    Unfortunately, they never truly go away.

  10. Let me guess… the director of this movie is about 2008 – 1994 = 14 + 16 = 30?

  11. Let me guess… the director of this movie is about 2008 – 1994 = 14 + 16 = 30?

    Hey remember in 76′ when they painted all the fire hydrants to look like happy cops and firemen and teachers and crap?

    Plus the quarters were cool.

  12. Unfortunately, they never truly go away.

    But given the choice, it’s possible that Docs are actually preferable to Crocs.

    Wow, contemplating choosing one or the other kind of feels like this presidential election.

  13. it’s possible that Docs are actually preferable to Crocs

    C. None of the above. I’ll go barefoot, thanks.

  14. C. None of the above. I’ll go barefoot, thanks.

    That’s also the most rational choice in this election.

    Just so long as the going-barefoot isn’t a gateway to harder hippie-dom. Tree-weeping comes disturbingly to mind.

  15. You can pry my Docs off my cold dead feet… actually I wear Clarks now but they look just like Docs. You guys are crazy. A plain, rugged black shoe never goes out of style.

  16. mmm…Famke Janssen…

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