Looks like my government-shutdown cruise is off. For now, at least.
Don Surber has a cartoon that pretty much captures my view of a shutdown (except for the "feel bad" part).
"There are countless horrible things happening all over the world and horrible people prospering, but we must never allow them to disturb our equanimity or deflect us from our sacred duty to sabotage and annoy them whenever possible." -Auberon Waugh