Well, here we are, mid-afternoon and the news is the shutdown of the US government is projected to happen on schedule. A national calamity for us in the midst of a shaky recovery being foisted on the country by a crazed bunch of half-baked zealots who actually believe the U.S. government operates like a corner taco stand. And who also actually believe that this crippling gesture is going to accomplish something other than make matters worse.
Plus Donald Trump, the emperor of blowhard imbeciles, is all over the news not only as a Republican presidential hopeful who is running second to Mitt Romney in popularity but as the latest opportunist to become a declared "Birther."
We're deep into La La Land, my friends. You could not make this stuff up.