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The current stalemate of our elected Congress and the ensuing federal shutdown–today being the ninth day–has me (along with most of the nation) sputtering in outrage. Sputtering to the point that I purposely avoided posting my thoughts here.

I cannot present a coherent or meaningful post because I am so angry. I know from experience that writing when I am angry is definitely not a good idea. This article, from my Facebook email this morning, is both coherent and meaningful. The Maddow Blog post, “Those Who Wrap Themselves in the Constitution,” by Steve Benen, presents more eloquently than I, a truth…a viewpoint…an opinion.


I don’t like profanity…and I don’t use it in my blogs. However, my years as a Navy wife left me with a vocabulary that includes acronyms that are especially appropriate this week. The Urban Dictionary defines the military acronyms SNAFU, FUBAR, and Charlie Foxtrot as acronyms used to “generalize any situation with a large scale of disarray.”  (http://www.urbandictionary.com)

SNAFU stands for Situation Normal All F***ed Up; FUBAR stands for “F***ed Up Beyond All Repair; and Charlie Foxtrot is the NATO phonetic acronym for a colorful term I won’t explain here.

IMHO, today’s Congressional activity–or lack thereof–is all three…SNAFU, FUBAR and Charlie Foxtrot. We are, most assuredly, “…not in Kansas anymore.”  

What do you think?  Leave me a comment.  Your comments make my day.