visual rebuke - the US House of Representatives - Oct.1, 2013

"At any point, Mr. Boehner could have stopped it. Had he put on the floor a simple temporary spending resolution to keep the government open, without the outrageous demands to delay or defund the health reform law, it could easily have passed the House with a strong majority — including with sizable support from Republican members, many of whom are aware of how badly this collapse will damage their party." NYT Editorial. Dereliction of duty - the shameful failure to fulfill one's obligations. (no joy in creating this image) "The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property." THE FLAG CODE Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress Approved July 7, 1976