Families in the federal workforce will continue to reel from the government shutdown. According to reports, uh, Democrats and Republicans alike in the Senate met for all of four minutes this evening. Four minutes that literally lasted enough to glance at each other, and, walk away. As one report put it, uh, the shutdown is looking like it will last until (hopefully) next Wednesday.
The photo below is one of many examples of things in Washington. Trash collectors in simple places like the National Mall, uh, aren’t even collecting the freaking trash.
The Senate is not set to reconvene until Wednesday, when, things will be back in session. As per the usual, uh, it looks like politicians are headed out for the New Year (meanwhile, uh, actually working people in Washington are stuck without pay among other things).