Frankly, I'm having a difficult time controlling myself this morning, so I'm going to do this bullet style.
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-This exercise in abject futility is estimated to cost us some $24 billion. Perhaps we should send the tab to the rapidly dwindling group of Americans that still supports the Tea Party.
-You know who I'd like to start with? Tea Party candidate for the Idaho House of Representatives Greg Collett. Naturally, the Gregster adamantly opposes big GOV programs, such as Medicaid--even though his ten kids are all Medicaid participants. Yes, really.
-Congratulations Cory Booker.
-Let's drop into Kentucky, shall we? One Bluegrass State Representative (Garland Barr) and one Senator (Rand Paul) voted to keep the GOV shut down and welsh on our bills. Mitch McConnell and KY Rep. Brett Guthrie (yes, they are all righties) magnanimously voted* in favor of yesterday's bill, perhaps in some part because it included a $2.8 billion barrel of pork for the blood red state, which is, incidentally, signing up people for Obamacare faster than any other state in the Union.
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-Another honorable mention on style during the shutdown debacle goes to Fox News for referring to it as a "slimdown" throughout.
-I feel sort of bad for poor ol' Agent Orange (aka John Boehner).
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Enough. It's a beautiful day here in my corner of the Buckeye State. The turning leaves are shimmering against a blue blue blue sky. It might be a good day to drop into the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I hear they're open for business.
* Update, Oct. 20. The actual shutdown vote tally for KY was two Reps voting NAY (keep 'er shut down!) and four YEAS (open 'er back up)--source. Sorry not to get it right the first time, folks; I was suffering from a political overdose
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