The Daily Wrap: September 30th Staff by Staff on Sep. 30, 2013

It’s Monday and September is nearly done, what’s new and noteworthy?  Let’s find out.

Breaking Bad Broke

Breaking Bad is all over.  No spoilers, unless you live in Albuquerque, New Mexico where the show was filmed and where the local economy has grown to rely on the show and the tourism its offered over the last several years.

From caterers to antique shops to Los Pollos Hermanos itself (which is a real burrito joint with a different name), much of the town benefitted from having the show film there and now, without it, a lot of people are looking to lose a lot of income.

Some business owners are hoping that the show’s life on DVD and Netflix will keep business booming as they sell blue rock candy that was used as prop meth on the show itself, or donuts that Aaron Paul was caught eating on camera, while others expect the business to dry up quickly.  On the upside, a new show filming in town and the prospect of a Breaking Bad spinoff mean locals may not have to go back to panning for gold or whatever it was people did for money before Breaking Bad showed up.


Government Shutdown?

So will America stop working today?  Hard to say for sure, but today is the last day for something to happen before fans starting getting hit with assorted materials you don’t want in your fan.  At 2 today, the Senate will convene and kill that budget bill the House passed which is going to kill Obamacare, for at least a year.  It’ll instead pass a different bill that will fund the government and also allow Obamacare to pass with o changes.  That’s clearly not going to work, so when it goes back to the House where Republicans will give it a kick in the butt they’ll offer a compromise.  Thing is, it’s probably too late in the game for any compromise to work either, especially since there’s been a lot of time to offer one and no one has liked anything they’ve hear so far.  So expect a government shutdown.  It’s not 100% guaranteed, maybe a compromise that includes a medical device tax will go through, but seems like instead the government will opt to just embarrass us all.

What Happens When We Shut Down?

Not sure why you should care about a government shut down?  This is a bigger issue and one that should make you angry no matter what side of the fence you’re on as this is a result of both Republican and Democratic stubbornness and stupidity.  We teach children to get along at school but we can’’t get elected officials to do it and now, here’s a handy list of what will happen;

  • Military: Personnel stay on duty but getting paid is another matter.  Over 50% of the 800,000 civilian employees of the defense department would be furloughed.
  • Museums and Parks:  national monuments, national parks, the Smithsonian, those will be shut down.
  • Nasa: We’ll keep people around to monitor the space station and the astronauts living up there.  But most of NASA’s 18,000 employees?  Furlough!
  • EPA:  You like knowing your water is clean?  EPA employees won’t be able to water air and water pollution and regulation.
  • Social Security:  Checks still go out, but things like disability claims get backlogged
  • About 1 million workers in total are expected to be put on unpaid leave.


Video Games Do Cause Violence

As you’ve no doubt noticed, video games are causing crime left and right.  Just as the 9 year old boy in Florida who went to court after bringing a gun, ammo, a knife and a sledgehammer to school to act out some scenes he’d witnessed in the latest criminal glorification game Grand Theft Auto 5.  What’s that?  It wasn’t GTA5?  Oh, that’s right, it was that even more lascivious and evil game, Minecraft.

Yeah, the kid played Minecraft and felt like playing it for real at school so he took in the weapons to keep playing.  Turns out no one wants a kid to play Minecraft at school with a handgun.

If there’s an upside it’s that the firing pin had apparently been removed so the gun was not fireable, and the kid didn’t actually try to murder anyway with his other weapons.  On the downside, his parents still leave guns and ammo laying around the house where he can get it instead of keeping it secure.

A judge sentenced the boy to home confinement, so at least now he can play Minecraft without resorting to using real weapons.


Scumbag of the Day

Here’s someone towards whom you can direct any hate and frustration you’re feeling – Eric Lehtinen was getting a divorce and it was supposed to be finalized last week.  His ex was coming over to pick up their 4 year old son and found the man and the boy unconscious thanks to Lehtinen giving both of them a drug overdose.  He had injected his son with a mixture of heron, ketamine, codeine, morphine and other drugs.  Lehtinen was taken to jail after he regained conscious while the boy is still in hospital.  Doctors aren’t sure if there will be any long term effects from his overdose.

The father has been charged with attempted murder and is being held on $3 million bail.

RobJVM User

Granted it's been awhile... but there aren't any guns, knives or sledgehammers in Minecraft.

Samson-Baker-140 User

Everyone always on here talking shit about Break and what they do. Yet you same monkey's are always on the site. HAHAHAHHA fools!!!

mykylc User

The last time I injected heron...the beak hurt me.

geturcoat89 User

hmm guns knives and hammers do not exist in minecraft...

onasphere User

Heron is a large sea bird. I think you meant heroin. 

Marrowgnawer User

"He had injected his son with a mixture of heron"

Really, he injected a long-legged, freshwater and coastal bird that belongs to the Ardeidae family of birds?

Or maybe you just listen to WAY too much rap and actually forgot the way it's pronounced...

Either way, I'll go right ahead and assume you wanted to say: battery acid.  Err... I mean.... diamorphine.  

You know... heroin.

Marrowgnawer User

Like this:

EPA employees won’t be able to water air and water pollution and regulation.

What the fuck were you even trying to convey with this sentence.  All I get from this, is that you need to stop popping speed pills just before you write this shit.

 It's like your fingers work faster than your brain, then when it's over you say, "Ah fuck it, I don't even remember what my point was."

Marrowgnawer User

Can you people stop fucking typing these Daily Wraps while you're drunk, please?  I feel like this shit is typed out by a fucking lizard and I have to read every sentence twice....  Once to correct the bullshit enough to read it, then another time to actually catch what the fuck you're trying to say.

For fucks sake, I'll edit your shit.

eldystar User

So it sounds like the government should be shut down for say 20 years to catch up to its spending and equal things out.   How hard is it to just cut the budget by 1/4.   Start with senate and congress pay and healthcare cuts and work your way down to that guy in the parks that picks up poop.

Kevin-Petersen-915 User

Yippie for spell check!  Did the government give that guy a furlough as well, Break?


"EPA employees won’t be able to water air and water pollution and regulation." I'm sorry, what?


@Marrowgnawer Black people actually do pronounce it "heron" (like hair-on), but he didn't know that when he wrote it.

RiotSt4rt3r User

@Marrowgnawer It really is amazing that Break does so well. I've had a theory throughout the years that they intentionally have incorrect titles and/or details to stir up peoples emotions which makes them care. But as time has gone on and they've tried to adopt a more "refined" style (policing comments, adding facebook and twitter, removing dislike buttons and adding this "editorial" feature) .... I've begun to think that they really are just incompetent. Regardless, here we are and there they are making lots of money. It's a strange time we live in.

onasphere User

@Marrowgnawer  That should be "For fuck's sake". Sake possessed by fuck. The apostrophe shows possession. 


@passmore428 saw that too, they don't proof read it to make sure it makes sense, they mis-spelled heroin (heron) and there are other grammatical mistakes, but hey it's a joke site and it's free

Samson-Baker-140 User

@SHlTTER @Marrowgnawer Dumb ass trying to be smart. Stupid fuck. REally (hair-on). If you're going to post something trying to be cool. atleast get it right. It's more like (hair-ron).