A Crisis of Confidence

As the president spoke, the Dow dropped from about 90 points down to about 200 points down.

'Nuff said.

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They need to shut the idiot and -- the more I consider it, the better a stopgap it seems -- the markets up.

I didn't mean "stopgap" as a pun, I think I now understand the origin of that word after the Dow gapped down a thousand points at the open.

"So your party is the only party that can save the country from the mess that your party created?" - attrib. Jon Stewart

"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations which dare already to challenge our government in a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country." - Thomas Jefferson

for the village idiot to understand that everyone sees him as the village idiot? No one is comforted when George speaks.

"If the elevator stops, you will not run out of air. Someone will arrive to assist you. DO NOT PANIC"

Hmmm. Maybe I should pick up a copy of Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe to read this weekend.

and keep it with you.