My neighbor said to me this morning, “we are living in a strange time.” In many ways, I couldn’t agree more. There is a lot to that statement I won’t get into here. But as part of that comment, at noon today the government shut down since Congress failed to pass authorization for sufficient funds to continue government operations. Whatever side of the aisle you sit, I think it’s fair to say that Congress and the President have failed the American people at this juncture in time and should stop pointing fingers at one another and figure out what direction our country is headed. If not the queen of England might just decide it’s time to take back the colonies (this is a joke moving across the Internet).
And on a lighter note, I took a lunchtime jog on the National Mall and snapped some photos. It was a beautiful October 80-degree day and yes, in case you didn’t know, even the monuments close during a shut-down.
But that wasn’t stopping people from getting their photos in (and who can blame them). In fact, I was especially pleased to hear that a group of vets refused to be turned away at the WWII Memorial and pushed over the barricade. #GovernmentShutdown? #Ain’tNobodyGotTimeForThat (not even the vets!)