Thursday, October 3, 2013

Not to Worry

Despite the dysfunction in our political system that has led to the closure of our national museums and parks, it's business as usual in at least some government agencies. The State Department and its Cultural Heritage Center continue to operate without furloughs, at least for now.  US Customs--which has an essential law enforcement function-- also remains on alert to interdict illicit cultural property real or imagined.  And today's Federal Register was again full of new regulations, though no new import restrictions on cultural goods were announced today.

5 comments:

Paul Barford said...

Is it not the case that both the State Department and US Customs have other, essential, tasks? Would you like to see US Customs shutdown Mr Tompa?

Cultural Property Observer said...

You might note "humor/satire/irony" label attached to this post.

Paul Barford said...

That's a"lawyer's joke" then? Oh. I thought it was a cultural property observation.

So, seriously, would you like to see US Customs shutdown Mr Tompa?

Cultural Property Observer said...

Of course not, though I do question whether all they do is more essential than the work of some other agencies that have had already had extensive furloughs.

And you really don't have much a sense of humor, do you?

stoutstandards said...

Sense of humor? Paul Barford?

ROFLMAO!