Trying to figure out what this shutdown means for my U.S. Government-funded project. Slate muses on how this foolishness might be reported if it was happening elsewhere in the world:
—The typical signs of state failure aren’t evident on the streets of this sleepy capital city. Beret-wearing colonels have not yet taken to the airwaves to declare martial law. Money-changers are not yet buying stacks of useless greenbacks on the street.Excuse me while I go back to spreading the values of our great nation abroad. I am reminded of the great Robinson Jeffers, and an America "settled in the mould of its vulgarity:"
be in nothing so moderate as in love of man, a clever servant, insufferable master.