Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The Shutdown

As we were preparing to leave Monday for a short vacation in Waikoloa, the news had variations on a theme, "Countdown to the Shutdown." The shutdown would happen at 6 p.m. Hawaii time (midnight Eastern time). We left Hilo at 4:45 and listened off and on to NPR. By the time we reached our hotel at 6:30 p.m., the government had been closed for thirty minutes.

The next day, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser had coverage of the local effects, for example, the closure of the Volcano National Park.


Hattie said...

I'm wondering what people are thinking about all this. I don't think the media are helping much.

Poppa Zao said...

I have a friend who thinks it's all Obama's fault. As in, he'll negotiate with terrorists (speaking to new Iranian president Rouhani), but not with GOP congressmen.

Hattie said...

We can't afford that level of ignorance. People who think in those terms are doomed and they are pulling the rest of us down with them.