The Tea Party buffoons are going "Tra-la-la, Tee-hee-hee, Hooray! We've shut down the Gummint! "
Meanwhile, Digby at Hullabaloo offers this:
The WSJ reports, via The Atlantic which calls it the saddest paragraph you will read all day:To which I offer:
At the National Institutes of Health, nearly three-quarters of the staff was furloughed. One result: director Francis Collins said about 200 patients who otherwise would be admitted to the NIH Clinical Center into clinical trials each week will be turned away. This includes about 30 children, most of them cancer patients, he said.
And this: The blood dripping from John Boehner's hands on today's NY Daily News cover is not hyperbole.