I'm sick of this shutdown.

I know that the impact I'm feeling is minor, but right now I can't prep my classes because most of the government sites I use for information are closed (such as census.gov) due to the shutdown. This also means my students can't get the information they need for the research I've assigned to them. This is not on.

I have friends who are veterans who are wondering how they're going to pay their rent. I have friends who are poor who are worried that their food next month will be in cans with cats on it. I'm angry at the Selfish Caucus (formerly the Suicide Caucus) who have decided that "I'm gonna hold my breath and stamp my feet until I get my way" is a viable political tactic.

So here's some information for you all so that you can contact your Congresscritter, Boehner, and Cantor today to tell them to get their collective heads out of their collective asses (and if they are a Democrat who is trying to help us, to tell them thank you and to keep their chin up).

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ is a clearinghouse for contacting any of your Congress members.

If you don't know what Congressional district you're part of, http://www.house.gov/... will help you find out that information.

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