At the White House petition site:
Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund
the government, We the People has been temporarily disabled.
As a result, you will be unable to create or sign We the People petitions. Once government funding has been restored, We the People will be reenabled. Petitions that were open as of October 1, 2013 will have their deadlines extended.
It appears the teabaggers in the House have stopped a vote.
Cue the asteroid.