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Judging by the tweets, the District’s seizure of James “Tru” Redding‘s Stadium strip club is the biggest government shutdown since, well, the government shutdown, I guess.

When news broke yesterday that D.C. had taken over the club to collect on $100,000 in unpaid taxes from Redding’s shuttered TruOrleans restaurant, reactions on the social media service fell into several camps:

  • Denial
  • Sage wisdom
  • Sympathy for now-unemployed strippers
  • Jokes at expense of strippers
  • Journo jokes
  • Shock, dismay that a place with so much rainmaking can’t pay its debts
  • Classy ladies disappointed by loss of classy entertainment option

  • Young women disappointed by loss of employment option
  • Confusion between D.C. government and federal government
  • Things That Would Be Nice
  • “Stadiums”
  • People who did not get the memo

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