Delaware Dem has been doing a damn fine job with these open threads. Don’t you agree? You must agree or risk me (Jason33) considering you a pinhead. Anyway, today he is busy so you get the second rate version.
So put your Republican government shutdown info in the comments and in the meantime read this about what a f’ing C-word Miley Cyrus is. I mean, I don’t give a shit about her licking a sledgehammer, but beating up on Sinead O’Conner because she was treated for mental illness is a total dick move.
While the “shooting” was still fresh yesterday, I heard an audio clip of an NIH scientist who happened to be on the hill because he was on furlough. When the reporter finished asking about the breaking events, she asked about how he felt about being furloughed. He said, “I work on interdiction of weapons of mass destruction. You can bet that the people working to build weapons of mass destruction aren’t being furloughed.” Or something to that effect. It was interesting, but lost in the blizzard of breaking news.
Greg Sargent: “Right now, the primary fear among senior Obama administration officials is that John Boehner and the GOP leadership don’t grasp just how damaging Obama believes it would be to the remainder of his tenure — and the office of the presidency itself and the proper balance of power between it and Congress — if he were to concede anything in exchange for GOP support for a debt limit hike.”