Then again, given the pathetic, crude, and nakedly craven examples being set by our supposed political "leadership," I am not really that surprised. The name-calling, finger-pointing, abject temper tantrum-pitching, unabashed blame-throwing, obvious attempts to play this for selfish gain ... all couched in the most ludicrously hateful terms possible.
Even worse is seeing people whom I personally know now acting out on social media and having absolutely epic meltdowns. I have to say, sorry, people, but I just lost a whole bunch of respect for you. I can't help it. I won't be able to look at you the same way again. It doesn't matter how smart you are or think you are; acting out like that makes you look awful. Gee, it's enough to make you think that some people actually get off on spewing hatred. Apparently a government shutdown also translates into the total shutdown of all civil discourse and basic courtesy.
Still worse is seeing my elders, including professional elders, acting like this.
I'm sick and tired of all of this, so maybe you'll be OK with my decision to refuse to comment much more and to decide to write a big fat Breaking Bad review instead.
Meanwhile, after the fold, there's a little something musical for those post-Breaking Bad blues. What a hilarious tribute to a classic catchword from the show. I may or may not in a moment of rage deploy this tune in the next round of the apartment music wars (if a new round becomes necessary ... After the MmmBop offensive, the rude neighbor has been relatively well-behaved. Yes, MM believes in speaking softly and carrying a big 90s playlist).