Saw this post from Dirty Water Dan yesterday and found it amusing:
“If you ever wanted to say something to someone electronically, and didn't because you are afraid of the NSA, maybe right now is the right time? Or is spying on American citizens something that is continuing to be funded during the shutdown?”
But, of course this morning I heard this story on NPR about all the Snowdens getting furloughed by the shutdown caused by the teabagger caucus balking at a clean continuing resolution.
We can’t know for sure what federal operations are hamstrung though because all but a few of the 2,500 employees at the Bureau of Labor Statistics have been idled by this federal lock-out.