"We will not idly sit by as the two parties argue," company executive Jeff Dillon said in one of the few quotes from the press release I feel comfortable repeating.
While the deal was open to virtually all U.S. residents, the company said one small group was exempt: Members of Congress would not be eligible.
"We know who you are, and you are paying full price!" Dillon said.
The most entertaining (or revolting, depending on your perspective) press release came Thursday from the SeekingArrangement.com marketing department.
It was titled, "Government Shut Down Leads Women to Sugar Daddies."
The dating site, which says it tries to match single women up with wealthy suitors, said it had seen record sign-ups as the shutdown began.
"Every time the government makes a decision that affects the financial well-being of millions of people, our site continues to thrive," company founder Brandon Wade said in the news release.
Wade went on to say, "Obama once said, 'Successful Americans do want to give something back, and no one finds success on their own. You didn't build that, someone gave you help along they way.' Someone like sugar daddy."
After reading that, all I can say is let's hope this shutdown ends soon, because I shudder to think what someone might come up with next.