I’m writing for tomorrow, and for now, the standoff continues. Tick-tick-tick… Fantasy players, be sure your lineups are ready for Thursday night’s game.
Update: Woooo Hoooo!!!!!
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:36 (average 4:33). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Esquire: Are You in the New American Center?
An Esquire/NBC poll.
It’s really quite interesting. Click through to take it. I’m not in the so-called New American Center. This is me:
From Upworthy: Congress Did Something So Spectacularly Creepy That It’s Too Unbelievable To Make Up
On the House floor, Congressman Chris Van Hollen decided to get a clarification on the rules of the shutdown. Apparently, normally any congressperson can call for a vote on any bill at any time. But just before the shutdown happened, the GOP quietly passed a measure that said only House Majority Leader Eric Cantor can call for the shutdown to end (unless he gives a designee permission).
If nothing else, this should show you that, on October 1, the Republican Party leadership anticipated that their sedition would comprise a minority position, even in the House where Republicans hold the majority. They acted to prevent majority rule, thereby rendering the democratic process in Congress moot. Seven pieces of DINO dog crap betrayed America and goose-stepped with the Republicans in support of HR 368: Ron Barber AZ-2, John Barrow GA-12, Dan Maffei NY-24 Sean Patrick Maloney NY-18, Jim Matheson UT-4, Mike McIntyre NC-7 and Collin Peterson MN-7. Of one of them is yours, tell them what you think of what they did.
From The New Yorker: Adding his voice to the eleventh-hour debate about the government shutdown, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) today proposed reopening just enough of the government to hold new hearings on Benghazi.
“Across this great nation of ours, people are suffering,” he told Fox News’s Megyn Kelly. “Suffering, Megyn, because they still don’t know what really happened in Benghazi.”
Noting that the government shutdown had furloughed investigators who could be looking into Benghazi, he said, “If there’s something in our government more worthy of funding than that, I can’t think of it.”
Andy may have just given Idiot, Son of Idiot, Named after Idiot an idea.