|This is me, today.|
Well, it happened - Congress, specifically the Republican fuck-nuts in Congress, have proven themselves utterly unfit to govern and have forced the government to shut down.
Fuck them, the fuckers.
After spending a rather bizarre morning doing my part to shut down the largest organization on the planet, I'm now one of the approximately 800,000 federal government employees who were sent home today, to sit around with my hands in my pants, waiting for Congress to deign to do their jobs and pass some sort of spending resolution.
On the bright side, this means that I have some extra time on my hands - so, I'll be looking to catch up on a few projects around the house and in the Interwebz, catch up on my TV show backlog (I still have a few episodes of Dexter and Breaking Bad to watch before I get to the finales), and catch up on blogging a bit.
Speaking of, I apologize for the saltiness of this post - I just needed to rant a bit. I promise that subsequent posts will return to my usual level of refinement and thoughtfulness. I also apologize for the blogging break I've been on - I took a family vacation to Toronto, and I then came back to a 4-6 month promotion at work, so I had to seriously hit the ground running ... for a week. Then the past couple days have been full of shutting down the government. I guess the Republicans were so terrified at the prospect of me being a middle manager in the federal government that they couldn't tolerate the thought of it for more than a week.
Such idiocy - but that's Congress. Specifically, the Republicans in Congress.
Anyway, more thoughts (and more intelligent thoughts) tomorrow.