I've got a doctor's appointment this morning, so I'll be out for awhile. In the meantime, the big news story today is, of course, the shutdown. Aphra_Behn's got a great post on it here.
I am absolutely beside myself with listening to this endless bullshit about how the Tea Party is holding the Republican Party hostage, and how this is going to cause a civil war in the Republican Party, and how moderate Republicans are so frustrated boo-hoo etc. This was always going to be the end game of a decades-long GOP strategy. This is what the Koch Brothers have been paying for. Any Congressional Republican who claims to not have seen this coming, or to be disgusted by it, is even stupider and/or more dishonest than I already considered them to be.
Anyway. I'll be back later.
Also: I promise that I will post the Breaking Bad thread as soon as I can!