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crashing out

“…..and then Rusty Boehner’s site went down, and then McConnell’s, and then DeMint’s, and then…..”

Numerous websites for House and Senate members experienced downtime Monday night following a speech from President Barack Obama on ongoing talks to raise the debt ceiling.

The following websites were among those affected:

-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
-House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)
-Rep. Elliot Engel (D-N.Y.)
-Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
-Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)
-Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.)
-Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
-Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
-Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)

…. UPDATE (10:53 p.m. ET): Some of the sites above are now experiencing intermittent issues. They seem to return briefly and go back down. Some say “Server too busy,” others say “Server error,” and some do not load at all.

UPDATE (11:10 p.m. ET): All the above sites seem to be back now except for Boehner’s, however most are loading slowly.

UPDATE (11:17 p.m. ET): The website of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is down at this time, as is the site of Nan Hayworth (R-N.Y.). (HuffyPost)


Contact details for members of Congress here

You can send Boehner a loving tweet here (and Cantor here)



Hi people,

A few of you have told me that you’re having trouble sharing posts from here and The Only Adult in the Room on Facebook – that you’re being told the links are “spammy” – the nerve!

I just Googled and found this response to someone having a similar problem with another site:

“It’s likely a person marked it as spam. It’s probably not Facebook’s fault, a user probably did it and the system automatically flags link containing your web site address. Now it is tagged in their databases as spam. You probably won’t be able to fix it. You might try putting your links in a url shortner and so it changes the name to a shortened name that is randomly generated.”

Hopefully it’s just a glitch, but it might be – as suggested above – that people not too fond of the President are marking your links as spam. So, try using Tinyurl to change the address for links from here and The Only Adult in the Room – fingers crossed that’ll work. Let me know!

Update: Okay, using Tinyurl didn’t work. Will check asap to see if there are any work-a-rounds for this.

Another Update: Hey people, Tien just left a comment under the post above to say she was able to post it to Facebook – is anyone else having any success?


birther busters (update)

Hiya people,

I was always determined to just ignore the birther dimwits because their stupidity is intensely boring, but ‘Mary-T’ contacted me recently and convinced me that we have to fight back against these nutjobs with plain old facts.

Sane Americans dismiss these idiots and find them acutely embarrassing, but there are still plenty of independents who are curious about this racist crap.

So, I’ve added a birther-busting links section in the panel on the right, direct your ‘independent’ pals to any one of these truly brilliant sites and all their questions will be answered.

In other words, let’s fight the hate with facts. I know, it might be hard to believe, but a black man can be an American.








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