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The Monuments Are Open! The Monuments Are Open!

Joggers run up the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial as it reopened on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. US President Obama signed the bill into law, that will fund the government until January 15, 2014 and allow the government to pay bills until February 7, 2014.
Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Just hours after our long national penis-measuring nightmare came to a weird, overdue end last night, D.C.’s monuments were once again opened for visitors. And look at how the people surged toward them once more — running, not walking, to these totems of freedom.

Run to your monuments, American people! Run like the wind! Carry the flame of wait never mind those are just joggers.