Yeah, that’s -8.4% — just from YESTERDAY
timoreilly Retweeting @gruber: Glad to see the McCain campaign isn’t trying to politicize Bristol Palin’s wedding: http://xrl.us/osc2h
This article may just have ruined my day, week, … crushed my soul:
Democratic criticism, conservative Republican opposition, quotes I’d rather not be reading right now.
“I understand speed is important, but I’m far more interested in whether or not we get this right.” — Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.
“I believe if the credit markets are not functioning, that jobs will be lost, that our credit rate will rise, more houses will be foreclosed upon, GDP will contract, that the economy will just not be able to recover in a normal, healthy way.” — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
“Just because God created the world in seven days doesn’t mean we have to pass this bill in seven days,” said Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas
“I am emphatically against it.” –Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
“You worry about taxpayers being on the hook?” he replied at one point. “Guess what — they’re already on the hook.” — U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson
“This massive bailout is not a solution. It is financial socialism and it’s un-American.” — Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky.
Quotes are from: “Bernanke: Recession certain without bailout“, By Julie Davis and Jeannine Aversa, The Associated Press (denverpost.com)
Why I heart San Francisco
PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.
The latest PollyElectoral Vote shows that the Obama-Biden ticket is back on top. The latest forecast has the Democrats squeaking a narrow victory in the Electoral College, 272-266. If it holds, this would be almost as close an outcome as in 2000, when G. W. Bush defeated Al Gore, 271-267. This year, the election may again go down to the wire.
Looks like another late night in November. Let’s keep it out of the Supreme Court this time, eh?
On my way to work I pass by a Fidelity Investments retail office. Signs promote their 401k rollover services and a nice lounge is outfitted with comfy couches, free coffee and a large flat-panel TV.
I usually glance at the TV as I walk by. Its always on CNBC and every now and then someting in the “crawl” catches my eye but mostly its just part of a familiar routine. It took me a while to notice but something had changed.
Since this past monday, the TV has been turned off.