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But what will it mean for Amanda Bynes?!!! I must know!ReasonThe national monuments have been deflated, folded up and stored in a shed behind the White House. Media drones are shocked – shocked! – that the Statue of Liberty is closed for business, even though she was closed for years following the 9/11 attacks, her head finally reopening for visitors in 2009. Government employees have been sent home! Well, at least a small percentage of them, anyway.

For anybody wanting to keep track of the latest shutdown news (How will it affect upcoming hearings on federal marijuana regulations?) but don't want to have to endure the psychological punishment of having a cable news network on all day, may I suggest taking frequent visits to Reason 24/7, which aggregates the latest, freshest news reports and gets it in front of you without the faux pundit outrage (unless we're being sarcastic about it). The latest headlines can also be tracked with our Twitter feed, and our Reason app. We've posted several news links already this morning connected to the shutdown and we plan to keep it up all day.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Shut Reason 24/7 down in solidarity. Or at least don't report only what the Democrats are saying about the Shutdownocaust.

  • Sevo||

    My coffee wasn't really hot this morning; which gov't agency is in charge of that?

  • Dr. Frankenstien||

    Some choice quotes from Sen. Reid.

    “I would hope they would understand it is within their power, at any time; all they have to do is accept what we already passed,” Reid said.

    Reid also said: “We will not go to conference with a gun to our heads.”

    Projection much?

  • Dr. Frankenstien||

    Some more

    Reid also wants to make a point to Republicans, who he has recently taken to calling “anarchists.”

    “With a bully, you cannot let them slap you around, because they slap you around today, it’s they slap you five or six times, tomorrow it’s seven or eight times,” Reid said. “We are not going to be bullied.”

  • Rasilio||

    Needs moar lobster girl and less shutdown

  • Yar||

    For the duration of the shutdown I am going to be filling lawnmower gas in a jerry can without a stupid 3-hands-required auto-shut spout. ANARCHY!

  • Calion||

    Except that the 24/7 tab of the iOS app says, "Unable to reach Reason.com."

  • Scott S.||

    Crap, thanks for the post. I didn't even notice myself.

  • Scott S.||

    This has been fixed.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Oh, NOOOOOOOOOO

    Over the past few days, the U.S. Department of the Interior published updated “contingency plans” for all its bureaus, including the National Park Service, in case Congress couldn't pass a federal budget by Oct. 1, the start of the next fiscal year.

    Under the plan, only park employees who are “essential” — needed for human safety or property protection — would remain on the job in the event of a government shutdown. That means the park gates close and tourism slows for towns that still depend on end-of-season visitors.

    That event seemed more likely Monday afternoon after the U.S. Congress proved unable to reach consensus over a federal budget bill after a week of heightened brinksmanship.

    The NPS developed a gradual plan where furloughs would phase in over a few days.

    All day-use visitors would have to leave the parks immediately, although no one will be allowed in starting Tuesday morning.

    At that point, approximately 260 YNP employees would be furloughed, leaving about 160, said park spokesman Al Nash.

    Any visitors staying overnight at campgrounds or hotels would be given 48 hours to leave. At the end of that time, another 48 employees would be furloughed.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    I'll check to see if the highway department has taken down the Yellowstone signs on I-90, and report back. If I was really ambitious, I'd go see if they have barricaded the entrances.

  • Kaptious Kristen||

    Backpacker magazine had a pic of the barricades at Yosemite. I imagine Yellowstone is the same.

    Interesting how most of the public-facing agencies are shut today, while many non-public-facing agencies and bureaus are "forward funded" and on the clock as usual.

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