An IT-inspired solution, but I doubt it will work:
The damn Republicans are behaving like spoiled kids in kindergarten: theΨy’d rather shut down the whole government than accept a national healthcare plan that’s already passed into law. That’s no surprise, for the Party of Greed doesn’t like poor or middle-class people getting cheap medical insurance. Because this is a family-oriented site, I’ll express my feelling like this: $()(_(*¶^^#$*^&^%§!!!!!!
And, as P.Z. has noted, this shutdown also affects science, suspending much of the grant-funded or government-run scientific activity in the U.S.