Something's happening here,
What it is ain't exactly clear
I used to work for the federal government. In 1995, with all the other feds, I got shut down, and it was a pain in the neck, but not much more than that. The perceived effect of the shutdown to the public, however, was horrific - all the things that people take for granted stopped working. If the Tea Baggers want to show what it would be like without any government, they may get their chance tonight. It may take that to shut them up for good.