OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Washington DC: In a surprise move by the Department of Homeland Security, the Obama Administration stole one hour from the lives of Americans. While there is precedent for this action, sequestering time in this manner has long been a controversial topic, and is usually only acceptable if it is a bi-partisan decision.

House Speaker, John Boehner, was quick to respond: "If this administration thinks it can use sleep deprivation to deny Americans their much needed tax cuts, then I have some news. It will never get out of committee, we will run out the clock". Speaker Boehner was last seen heading down to the Stock Exchange to buy Reynolds Wrap futures.

In the Senate there was an equivalent amount of outrage expressed although there did appear to be a wedge opening between the two legislative bodies. Minority Leader McConnell declaring that while they were unable to restrict Obama to one term, anything that reduces the time he is in office is a good start.

Speaking for the Libertarian (what do they believe?) wing of Republican sentiment, Rand Paul demanded that Obama return the stolen hour, and has given him until the end of October to do so. "President Obama cannot hope to pass a budget until this travesty is reversed", he stated.

In other news ... There was a fender bender on the New Jersey Turnpike when a Boeing 757 tried to land on the southbound carriageway. Apparently the GPS controllers forgot to synchronize their clocks, and the pilot of the jetliner thought he was in Ottawa.

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Extended (Optional)

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.