In case you missed it during footy finals week, America was shutdown. Apparently President Barry was trying to run a new programme called Obamacare through a corrupted system and it wouldn’t load. So he’s simply turned the Government off, then on again, and is waiting for it to reboot.
Frankly, we’re all very familiar with American programme’s shutting down unexpectedly, so it’s no big deal. And until the system restarts, Prez Baz has done what Tony Abbot can only dream about; sent a few million public servants home without pay. Which means certain government jobs won’t be getting done anymore, but all the people employed to spy on citizens, invade oil rich countries and show contempt for American voters are still being paid.
In the meantime, the President is sitting in a darkened Oval Office, eating cold baked beans and hoping that the American public won’t hit the ‘Ctrl – Alt – Delete – Government’ keys on their constitution.
But that’s the least of his worries, because the last time the American government shutdown was under the reign of Chief Willy Clinton. And the real trouble started when Slick Willy was pottering about the White House looking for something to do, and that something arrived in the shape of a keen young intern named Monica, who used her pretty little head to come up with some stimulating activities to entertain a bored stiff Willy.
Speaking of which, I wonder if Prez Baz sent the White House dry cleaners home?
Anyway, like a steam powered computer, the US system will sputter back to life eventually, and hopefully it will restart in Safe Mode. Now, Safe Mode is far from perfect but it does come with free health care, far less gun nuts, and won’t play any Miley Cyrus video clips. So it’s not all bad.