U.S. Government Shutdown: Day 1 (25 pictures)

Our ever responsible and totally mature congressmen reached an impasse last night, causing 800,000 government workers to be furloughed. We’re not even done with the first day of this shutdown, and already the effects are quite obvious. Thanks to social media, pictures of closed national parks, monuments, and even government websites are causing the American public’s ire to grow faster than a congressman’s bank account (naturally, they’re still getting paid).


Even NASA’s incredible Instagram account and the National Zoo’s Panda Cam have been shut down. How far will this madness go? On the bright side, if you live in Washington, DC no parking tickets will be issued during this fiasco!

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