Thursday, September 25, 2008
Now, No Bailout Agreement
Geez. I read the papers in the morning, check out a few web sites, write a blog entry. Then I go pick a grandkid up from school. When I come back everything has changed from the morning, it feels like a bad acid trip or a Phillip Dick novel. There is no bailout. There is a rebellion among House Republicans, who tout a weak plan of their own that was never brought up before. There is no reason to the meeting at the White House, all members sit and diddle their thumbs for an empty gesture of a photo op...
Then, Washington Mutual died, the feds have been having a busy day closing it down. There are about 25 other banks that may fall like a stack of dominos. No word from John McCain's campaign if he will do the debate this evening; he seems to be losing it, and we are watching the total meltdown of a personality in real time.
And poor Sarah Palin. I watched part of the Katy Couric interview, and it seemed like she was going to lose it and cry. She is in way over her head, the pressure of a national campaign is too much for her even with her handlers keeping her from the media.
Our economy is in really bad shape. The local county and city governments whine over how much their budgets fall short,big businesses are leaving here in droves, my brother-in-law may soon find himself without a job, and I have one of those subprime mortgages, trying to make increasing payments on a fixed income. The murder rate is up, people are packing heat just to go to Walmart...
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