Even if the president’s dire predictions of tainted meat and out-of-control wildfires wreaking havoc across the nation didn’t faze you, surely you were touched by the sad-looking seal that accompanied the Washington Post’s story on sequestration cuts. The Washington Post has decided not to mess with success and has more than doubled down; today’s Wonkblog features 21 zoo animals that “have strong feelings on the sequester.”

What does Buzzfeedy mean? This is what Buzzfeedy means.


The Washington Post has some serious sequestration coverage as well, because like the president said, this is serious business, and the GOP is to blame. As Dennis Kelly, director of the National Zoo, told a Washington Post reporter, “I have a very ill anteater right now.”

Won’t someone think of the poor zoo animals?

The Atlantic’s Molly Ball has an idea.

The Huffington Post, for its contribution to the upcoming sequestration apocalypse, ups the ante by offering this important slide show:

  • Garth Haycock

    The Washington Post is now nothing more than a social media site. Like Twitchy, only not as honest in what it reports.

  • peteee363

    isn’t 22 billion a rounding error in d.c.? why are they so worried, it’s not like we are talking about the 16 trillion we owe on the national debt, or the 100 trillion in the social security unfunded liabilities are now, it’s only 22 billion.

  • peteee363

    oh, and speaking of animals, what are the snails saying about the loneliness they may have when the post office stops delivering on saturdays?

  • BlueGood

    Clearly targeting EMOTIONAL Low Information Voters to join the MOB for STUPID ideas…

    Let’s see…WWF?…Greenie Piece? Forest Non-Ethics, Pew Foundation, U.N., uh…oh…ummmmm Feminists? You betcha! Al Goof, Dawid Suzuki…(Canada’s Al Goof)…shall I go on??

    My cat is sending her vote, alas, she doesn’t have a middle finger….but she is a creative Kitty at getting her message out to these weenies!

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Hey, Ezra…how bout you build an Ark and take all the “sequester” zoo animals two by two and sail off to a liberal utopia (I hear Greece is nice this time of year).

  • Joe W.

    And what about Big Bird????

    • peteee363

      big bird was letting the flotus try it on, she didn’t need the bottom padding, so she fit it better.

  • Lady 12

    I can no longer take WaPo seriously. There was no thought at all in that article.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      I can’t believe you actually had the fortitude to read it. You brave soul :)

      • Lady 12

        There wasn’t much to read. Just some pictures of animals with two-sentence captions.

        • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

          I clicked on the article…you are right, it’s tough to take them seriously when they make a buzzfeed-style article. Hard hitting journalism

  • Joe W.

    “21 Animals That Have Absolutely Nothing To Say About Sequestration”
    Well, when those animals start paying taxes, then they can have a say……Until then….to hell with them.

  • stillinthe60s

    “21 Animals That Have Absolutely Nothing To Say About Sequestration”

    Zoo to add dog and pony show.