Day 15: Federal Employees Held Hostage
Apparently there is much excitement today that some Senators are close to a deal to reopen the government and temporarily raise the debt ceiling. Most of the discussion seems to be over the issue of just how many days or weeks they can “kick the can down the road.” Since the original suggestion a few days ago to slide the next crisis into the midst of the holiday period generated much understandable criticism, our brilliant legislators are now talking about a reprieve until...wait for it...mid January 2014. This, they claim, will give them a “breathing space” to negotiate a real budget. As if the last two years plus wasn’t enough time to accomplish something, anything. Of course, any Senate plan may be DOA in the House if the lunatic fringe prevent Boner from allowing a vote. But, let’s face it, it’s kinda cute to see our Congresspersons pretending to do something. Sorta like watching children act like “grown-ups.” Anyway, rather than post a link to one of the numerous “much ado about nothing” write-ups in the press, I’ve decided to direct readers to something educational and, in its own way, relevant.
Nine Mind-Bending Facts About Black Holes from Weather.com