System of a Shutdown

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Remember System of a Down? Also, what do you all think about renaming this Ennui Bag? Let’s discuss in the comments.


Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • The president may not engineer another shutdown for absolutely no reason, after all. [Washington Post]
  • A member of the New York City Council is introducing a bill that would require fast food employers like McDonald’s to show “just cause” before firing an employee and give fast food workers the ability to appeal their firings through arbitration. The measure is building on the successes of worker organizing across the industry, which has already won a $15 minimum wage in the city and elsewhere in the country. If you’re moved by any of this it’s because worker power is very moving. [New York Times]
  • “I guess it’d be really more of a gathering than a parade.” Is this me planning a screening of Can You Ever Forgive Me for all of my friends or is it the president of the United States inventing the concept of a 4th of July parade? [CNN]
  • The House is full of tampons now. [Roll Call]
  • New York kind of hates Bill de Blasio and everyone in the country kind of hates New York so I wonder if that means the country loves Bill de Blasio? Just kidding, it does not mean that. [Politico]
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rosa DeLauro have reintroduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act, also called the FAMILY Act, which would bring the United States closer in line with similarly wealthy nations in offering a universal leave program. [KESQ]
  • Look, it’s the worst people on earth. [Washington Post]

Here are some tweets the president was allowed to publish:

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Senior editor, Jezebel


Ashley Reese