Will there be any security to ensure poachers don't come in and decimate the wildlife? Signs are swell, but people who don't care won't stop when they know nobody is looking. Especially if they're hungry.
It makes me sad. And angry. There is no valid argument for this. None. A small group of pissy bastards are holding this country hostage because they don't want people to have access to health care. The irony - their tantrum does nothing to stop the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. People I know will have health care for pretty much the first time ever, and it will make a huge difference to their lives. Who was the "brilliant" fellow that tied health care to employment in the first place? Maybe it worked all right a long time ago, but no more.
One of the library regulars was in tonight, and he had just come from the Navy Commissary. He told me it was closing, and it was "like the L.A. riots in there!" They stayed open today so they could get rid of as much perishable food as possible. I imagine the Navy Exchange will be closed too. This means all of the military families will have to shop in the "civilian" stores like Safeway and Wal-mart and Radio Shack. Ironically, the city could see a boost in tax revenues if the shutdown goes on for more than a few days.
If you're inclined to travel this time of year, get out and support your state parks. And if you're out and about, be sure to document the effects of the shutdown. It could get interesting. We're hunkering down for a while due to yucky weather and working on the trailer. Our next planned trip is in February, to celebrate Darwin Day. Most likely we will stay at the Sou'wester Lodge and Campground. It's going to be a long time waiting to go!