@AsteroidWatch But what if we get hit by a rock and you're not there to warn us? Bloody Republicans...—
Idiot/Savant (@norightturnnz) October 01, 2013
The Asteroid Watch Twitter feed exists to “detect, track and characterize potentially hazardous asteroids and comets that could approach Earth.” And in the event of a government shutdown, the @AsteroidWatch Twitter feed will go dark along with the nation’s Panda Cam.
In the event of government shutdown, we will not be posting or responding from this account. We sincerely hope to resume tweets soon.—
Asteroid Watch (@AsteroidWatch) October 01, 2013
Is this true, or is it just a last-minute ploy to scare the House GOP into sending a clean continuing resolution to the Senate tonight? No, it’s true.
Now is it time to panic?
The Twitter feed might succumb to the shutdown, but Asteroid Watch will still be watching the skies, right?
Well? Uh oh. They said they wouldn’t respond…