For those Americans fed up with the pace at which our government is handling the shutdown, there is now an outlet; a place we can go to let Congress know just what is on our minds. That place is DrunkDialCongress.org.
The site was launched on Thursday morning and allows anyone to put in their phone number to receive an automated message...and then they're put right through to a random member of Congress. According to the site:
"As members of Congress quickly returned from their final symbolic, non-effective and otherwise useless votes to avert from a government shutdown, the heavy drinking began. Reports of our representatives getting plastered on the government's dime--the one we have left--have come streaming in from witnesses all over Capitol Hill. Now's your chance to tell your Representative what you really think of their actions."
The shutdown has furloughed thousands of employees since the beginning of the month, with the result that some states have offered to pay for their own national parks to reopen for a limited time in order to allow everyone to get back to work. Utah is the first state, and announced on Thursday that all nationally-run areas will be open for at least ten days.