“Essential” employees at your service during the government shutdown:

Sadly, that’s not a Photoshop.


Time to play “Name Those Barricades.” A couple of winning entries:

The Washington Examiner’s Charlie Spiering is reporting from the World War II Memorial in D.C. this morning where oh-so-essential government employees are hard at work deterring pesky veterans from visiting their memorial.


‘Unreal’: Check out the shutdown barricade and sign at the 2nd Infantry Division Memorial in DC [pics]

You’ll love the ‘trophy’ World War II vets took home from the government shutdown blockade [pic]

Honor Flight to bring more World War II vets to DC Memorial despite government shutdown

World War II veterans knock down police barriers to attend memorial on the National Mall; Update: Did a congressman lead the vets through the barricade?; Update: Congressman says Obama administration knew about veterans’ request and rejected it