Week two of the government shutdown is upon us, and Congress is still at a standstill. But good news! That doesn’t mean the legislative arm of the government isn’t doing nothing, because over the weekend, the Senate took action on a very important matter: designating this week as National Chess Week. Progress!
Yes, on Friday the Senate agreed by unanimous consent to a resolution declaring this week to be National Chess Week. Presumably there would also be a similar resolution to honor National Cards week or something, but perhaps that might have been too on the nose.
Now, normally, this kind of thing happens all the time and wouldn’t be worth highlighting were it not for this text in the Senate resolution.
Designating the week of October 7 through 13, 2013, as `National Chess Week’ to enhance awareness and encourage students and adults to engage in a game known to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Oh, so now Congress values the importance of adults engaging in complex problem-solving. Well, back to not fixing the shutdown, then!
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