In case you've been living in a cave, those of us in the United States are about to enter Week 2 of a very frustrating government shutdown. The politics are petty, with subborn ballbabies John Boehner -- delt an impossible hand in dealing with teaparty GOP interests -- and Michele Bachmann acting like children throwing a temper tantrum in the ice cream aisle of a grocery store when their parents say "no." Business as usual seems lightyears away.
With pop star Miley Cyrus hosting,Saturday Night Live nailed its response to the government shutdown with a parody of Cyrus' hit song, "We Can't Stop." It's called "We Did Stop" and features a naughty Rep. Michele Bachmann and a twerking Speaker of the House, as played by Taran Killam. The refrain rings particularly true given the Tea Party's seige on government workers right now: "It's our party, we can stop what we want, we can vote how we want, defund what we want."
It was by far the best skit of the night. But can we get this whole shutdown thing over now? I'm planning a trip to Yosemite. I'd like it to be open when I get there.