No time as usual and too much to say -- this week has fair given me a twitch and since my efforts to make it move faster yesterday failed (people, people, we have to all agree it's Friday to make it stick: consensus is reality, just ask the global warming "experts"), I've just got to tough it out.
Spin-doctoring the debate is running full force but even the smarmy weasels that infest the morning tube have had to admit Governor Palin did all right. Faint praise but even that much is something.
Meanwhile, as y'all already know, yet another House vote on the "bailout" is likely to come up today, with both the majority leader and the minority whip sayin' they'll not bring it to vote until they are sure they will win -- making the vote itself no more than a rubberstamp. This is "unity" and "bipartisanship" in action. Count me unamused; at this point, I'm ready for it to fail. I don't want to see a recession or depression -- revenues are already down at the starship company when a month ago, we didn't have room for one more crate or bale in the holds, and that means clients are cancelling -- but the cure looks to be worse than the disease. It's time to cowboy up and take our medicine: one way or another, there's economic adjustment ahead.
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