Sure, the deadline to fund the Department of Homeland Security is just over two hours away and nerves on Capitol Hill are frayed. DHS has posted instructions for employees should the agency shut down, and word is that President Obama himself has actually stayed awake to make some calls to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi.

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) is playing his part in the drama by sitting on the House floor to prevent a unanimous voice vote from flying past. That takes backbone, not to mention other body parts.

This is getting tedious. How about one more “thank you?”