Friday, Pete Stark, a brave (certainly for a U.S. politician) atheist, channeled the voice of God during the S-Chip debate in the House.
Friday, on the October 19th anniversary of the crash of 87, US stock markets challenged the absurd notion held by President Bush, Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke and the strategists at Goldman Sachs (er... I mean the Federal Reserve) -- that having the U.S. dollar worth less than the paper it's printed on -- is good for America. It isn't. But it's fine for those of us with the capital and the wherewithal to invest in something else -- fast. Unfortunately, most Americans don't have that option and therefore are stuck with the inflation, recession, layoffs and lesser standards of living that have and will continue to redound from Bush's incompetent profligacy.
Me? Personally I was double short and earned about $5000, a nice bookend to the $6000 I earned being long when Bernanke lowered rates last month -- a move many analysts and traders refer to as the Bernanke Put.
So while I should be defending and voting for these people -- I don't. And while the mathematical majority of American citizens should be rioting to forcibly dis-empower them -- they don't.
Thus I'm sure, if the President's sub-average brain is capable of discerning irony, and of being amused by it, that he is certainly amused! (If not, perhaps Dick Cheney would please explain the joke to him.)
I on the other hand seem to be developing digestive problems worrying that America's next Revolution will be less like its first and more like that of the French.
And I sense that, among the relatively "well off" in this country, I am not alone in my anxiety.