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Donut Shutdown


Friends,
With the partial government shutdown about to break the previous duration record, my hopes of hearing less from Washington during the slow-down are proving to have been unfounded and vastly optimistic. My logic seemed sound. It went something like this: the government is shut-down, therefore, people who work for the government won’t be there... so, given the lack of activity, the news will have to report more non-political subject matter. I realize now that was too much to hope for. After all, it’s not the lower ranks, now forced to forgo a paycheck, that had fabricated the news prior the shutdown. Yes, I could just tune-out the news and switch to music for my commute. But, as with all vices, it’s easier said than done. Speaking of vices, I hope you’re indulging on a donut as you read this note this morning. Even better, I hope you have a hot beverage in your other hand! As for the Mongol hoards our military must keep at bay by building a Great Wall, I’ll let you decide how much of a national emergency that really is.
Happy Friday!

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