So last week I read this article and had to laugh...
because most of it is true. If the Government Shutdown isn't effecting us directly, most of us really don't care. Why is that?
Maybe because it feels there is so little we can do besides sit and watch overpaid Congressmen act like 4 year olds while the President refuses to compromise or negotiate?
As some of you know, the past week was National Day in China. Since the People's Republic of China was founded on October 1st 1949 Chinese people get an entire week off (Oct 1-7th). Most people return to their hometown to visit family, but it is becoming more and more common (since Chinese people only really have 2 weeks a year to travel) to take this time to go abroad or somewhere within China.
So imagine these Chinese people who are wealthy enough to travel to America take one of their only vacation weeks to travel there...to findddddd that ALL National Parks are not open?
But low and behold the Government makes an exception so the Navy verses Air Force football game can be played. What is this world coming to?
And then there's Ted Cruz reading Green Eggs and Ham on the senate floor...
I guess I just don't know what to think about the US Government anymore. Maybe the media and new sources that i am watching are a little beyond dramatic but still...aren't we supposed to learn from history and prevent things like this from happening?