Bears lost in a shootout with the Redskins. The offense looked good for a change - under Josh McKown. The defense, however, looked rather porous - it's hard for me to believe that the loss of Brian Urlacher could have made that much difference to the play of that measure of the team.
The Shutdown may be over, but it's effects are being felt in the Science community and will for some time to come. Antarctic Reasearch projects are being cancelled because of the two week stoppage and the resultant logistical nightmare now engendered. There are many other research efforts in similar circumstances.
The Republicans flushed 24Billion dollars down the toilet in a remarkable demonstration of juvenile petulance. And the real problem is that those 80 or so Tea Party members that instigated the whole fiasco will likely keep the jobs come election time, whereas more moderate and considerate men may well lose theirs out of voter frustration. Ironic.
I plan to do some target shooting this week, with #2 Son and Bitsy, the Daughter-in-Law. I may take pictures of the targets when done. I don't hunt. I have NO desire to shoot anything that breathes, but I do enjoy the skills required to shoot and shoot well. I WILL kill paper, willingly, but that's it - with nice, tight groups.