Friday News Bites: Money For Nothing

As of Wednesday evening, the U.S. government shutdown ended and almost nothing was accomplished. This sigh-worthy story and more, after the jump.

Over at The Atlantic, Molly Ball points out, “The GOP will actually get less out of the final deal being brokered than the party would have gotten had House conservatives never staged their revolt on Obamacare.” I’m sure all those government workers waiting for their backpay feel really good about The Republican Tantrum of ’13, as we should maybe refer to it.

At TIME, Jay Newton-Small wants us to know that it was the women of congress who were the “only adults left in Washington.”

Maybe the only real winners of the shutdown were DC squirrels.

Stephen Marche at Esquire has a list of the 144 congresspeople who “voted to destroy the American economy.”

Elsewhere: A London school has banned students from using slang words like “innit.” That’s, like, bare barmy, innit.

In other WTF news: Artist Lisa Congdon is calling out wholesale retailer Cody Foster on the theft of her designs. Read about what happened (and how this has happened before) here.

How about some good news? Yes!

JAKE ROSSEN AT MENTAL FLOSS MANAGED TO SCORE AN INTERVIEW WITH CALVIN & HOBBES CREATOR BILL WATTERSON. (That required CAPSy shouting, I think you’ll agree.)

Also, Oregon will now recognize same-sex marriages from out of state.

Finally, we are just a little over a month away from the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: “The Day of The Doctor,” and the BBC has released some new images.

The Day of the Doctor | Doctor Who
Matt Smith, David Tennant, and John Hurt: AKA… Eleven, Ten, and WE’LL FIND OUT!

(Eeeee!)

See you next week, friends.

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Sara Habein

Sara Habein is the author of Infinite Disposable, a collection of microfiction, and her work has appeared on The Rumpus, Pajiba and Word Riot, among others. Her book reviews and other commentary appear at Glorified Love Letters, and she is the co-manager of Electric City Creative.

4 thoughts on “Friday News Bites: Money For Nothing”

  1. Well give that Conservative Groups raised the most money they have ever raised in their history during the shut-down we can assume this will become a regular occurrence. After all, government is not about governing it’s about raising money to stay in power.

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