On The Make-Believe “Shutdown”

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A few days after the supposed “shutdown” of the federal government began, I asked my class “have any of you been mugged or burglarized?”  One woman announced that she had been burglarized, “Following the shutdown?,” I asked. “No, this was 2 or 3 years ago.” “Oh,” I responded, “so you were burglarized while the government was in full operation protecting you!”

1:15 pm on October 17, 2013