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This morning I woke up to a Google Doodle commemorating the 123rd Anniversary of Yosemite National Park. Don’t get any ideas of celebrating with them with a little family trip to the location. You will be greeted by closed gates because of the government shutdown, the first in 17 years. Google, check out the first article on news.google.com. Regardless, there are plenty of people laughing about the irony of the latest Google Doodle. As for me, I’m enjoying the experience of a government shutdown from comfort outside of Washington D.C.
Since the Democrats in the Senate kept on tabling the House Republicans’ reasonable requests, we are now in a shutdown. I don’t think that it will be too bad… Unless the Democrats keep their hard line on Obamacare. The Republicans in the house have used every possible means to make sure that this shutdown didn’t happen. They withdrew their request for total defunding of Obamacare and instead wanted only to delay it. When that was tabled by the Democrats in the Senate, the Republicans in the House passed another bill calling for the delay of only a few items of the Obamacare bill. Still the stubbornness of the Democrats in the Senate and the President sent us into this shutdown. And unless the Democrats in the Senate and the President start to think about working on a compromise, you won’t be able to take your kids camping this weekend.
Currently, there are only two kinds of phones. Smartphones and dumb phones. I don’t think that these terms are descriptive enough. Take, for example, the iPhone versus the $14.99 flip phone you can get at Walmart. Obviously, the iPhone is a smartphone and the flip phone is a dumb phone. Now take a phone in the middle of the pack maybe one with a slide-out keyboard but no internet. Where does it fit? Does it qualify as a smart phone? Or is it a kinda-dumb smartphone? Well, my opinion is that that is a dumb phone. Where, then, does the little flip phone come in? Does it get put into the dumb phone category with the phone with the slide-out keyboard? No way! It is a much dumber phone. But that still doesn’t answer the question. Where does it get placed on the ladder of phone categories? Let me propose a new rung on the ladder. A very low rung… Introducing… The idiot phone. Yes, the idiot phone. With this new phone categorization, the problem of how to categorize a flip phone is solved.