President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned of threats to Navy readiness and the government released hundreds of illegal immigrants due to budget pressure as automatic government spending cuts crept closer.

In the latest event staged by the White House to warn of the possible damage to public services, Obama spoke at the Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard where scheduled maintenance to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln has been delayed by the budget crisis.

The producers of the Tony Awards have already contacted the First Lady about presenting her husband with his award for Best Lead Actor in a Load of Crap.

One more update: Boehner hasn’t blinked yet.