The federal government is closed and I'm not feeling too exceptional myself. Welcome to Monday.
Pushing Rope: Rep. Joe Barton will say any dumb thing to keep protecting oil companies.
Margaret and Helen: Does Obamacare offer to remove heads from precarious positions? Asking for a friend.
FreakOutNation: Obamacare is already helping people? I can't see that mattering to the true GOP believer.
Lance Mannion: Remember, "moderate" Republicans shut down the government, too.
Finally, if you're making a movie heavy on the science, Neil Degrasse Tyson is watching.
Round-up by Bill Wolfrum of William K. Wolfrum Chronicles. Send tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.