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The shutdown: A day in tweets

Posted by Joanna Weiss  October 1, 2013 10:27 AM

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Time will tell whether this government shutdown ends with a bang or a whimper. But so far, it has been heavy on the tweets. Government agencies took to Twitter to announce their shutdown plans. Federal beneficiaries described the effects of the impasse. The Voyager spacecraft declared, in a decidedly un-machine-like way, that it would stop tweeting until further notice. Some of these pronouncements could be cause for dismay. Others might not be great losses to the nation. What follows is the story of the shutdown, via Twitter. Add your reactions to the comments -- or tweet us @BostonComment, if you’re still in operation.


Inconvenient



Don't go anywhere -- new passports won't be issued


A shutdown might be fleeting, but a pun will last a lifetime


Just hold it



Essential services are still in operation


...but transparency is not essential


Game off


All is not lost


Solidarity


Nice work, earthlings

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