There's a thunderstorm outside, complete with juicy gray-green clouds, lightening bolts and fat raindrops. Just a moment ago, I heard a horrible digital bleeping sound that sent the cat streaking across the room, followed by a horrible digital voice informing me that there is a flash flood warning for my county until 6 pm.
Despite the Tea Party Tantrum that shut down our Federal government, the National Weather Service is still informing US citizens of weather dangers in their locale.
Those assholes in the House might think they are above all the government "entitlements" that actually having a government provides, but when disaster strikes in their own backyard, they are all about getting sweet gummint cash for their districts.
Do I have permission to drown the Tea Party in Grover Norquist's bathtub, so I can have a functioning government?
PS: buy a weather radio! It just might save your life. Or at least wake you from a well-deserved nap!