And even more oddly, the sun came up this morning, my coffeemaker worked, and we have internet service. So, maybe it wasn't as bad as they all said it would be.
Can you say, sequestration? Of course, you wouldn't know sequestration had little to no impact according to the academically controlled Wikipedia page. Apparently a lot of them lost their research funding on why cows prefer shade and women studies on why men won't commit anymore.
Here's Brit Hume explaining how the media is handling the blame game: