What’s a girl to think?
So this morning, I hit the Reuters site, looking for some *good* news. Well, keep moving, folks. Nothin’ to see here.
President Obama sends more soldiers to Afghanistan. GM and Chrysler are closing plants and laying off workers, while asking for just a little more money.
Once again, Alan Greenspan brings up the big one. I remember my dad and grandmother talking about it like it was yesterday. Many of you who have parents or other relatives who survived the Great Depression know what I mean — strange behaviors like not being able to break the habit of pouring water on breakfast cereal instead of milk, or getting a storage container for exactly seven leftover green beans, or saving bacon fat to cook in later. There may be a huge case of “everything old is new again” on our horizon…
We’re finding out how incredibly easy it is to operate massive, ongoing frauds and Ponzi schemes with monolithic hubris — right under the nose of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Some folks are just ate up. I mean really.
Donald Trump’s casino business is going under. No surprise, given the economy the way it is, but man I love Atlantic City casinos. Actually, I love all casinos. As the RtB faithful already know, the Thriller and I save up money throughout the year to make a Christmas Day pilgrimage to Detroit to have some casino fun. You also then know that it didn’t happen this year because we used the money to buy the 56-inch television that now sits in the living room. (Actually, the TV is cool and I don’t mind at all.)
But a world without video poker…where is the hope, friend? What the heck?
OK, gimme some good news. That’s the challenge today. I covet your sunny-side thoughts.