The standoff over the debt ceiling continues.  Back and forth.  Tit for tat.  No progress.  Paralysis.  Stuff is happening in the world -- but there is absolutely no bandwidth for anything other than the debt ceiling debate.

So, I've been scrounging around for off beat social commentary -- and the "Alex & Liam Walmart Experience" is the very best thing to get one's mind off of Boehner and Cantor.

This video captures everything wrong and right about America in about 3 minutes -- not quite de Tocqueville, but you'll get the point.