You’re broke, darlin’*

October 28, 2008

*In the immortal words of Dave Ramsey.

No, not really. Today was no different from any other day, except on paper. Dow down 203 points, to 8176. Silver down $.19 to $9.18 an ounce. I have no credit card debt, car is close to being paid off, and I have an emergency fund. The lights are on as I watch cable and surf the net in my well-heated apartment. I am better off than 95% of the world’s population. I am so very lucky to be an American, and I try to make myself worthy of that good fortune.

Still. My net worth, the product of my labor the government allows me to keep, has shrunk 40% in the past year, just like everyone else’s. Dang. I don’t retire for more than 30 years, so I normally wouldn’t worry.

These aren’t normal times. I’m trying to keep my hopes up, and I’m going to fight for McCain/Palin until the end next Tuesday. Nevertheless, we seem poised to elect a Socialist with 142 days of Senate experience to the highest office in the land. We’re not really going to do this, are we? A man whose father was a Communist lecturer, a man who bragged about his college drug use and vandalism? A man who attended church for two decades in a parish that had one of its precepts as disavowal of middleclassness? A man who despises the Second Amendment? A man who voted that if a term baby survived an abortion it should receive no medical care but be left to die on a cold shelf? A man who blacklists media who ask difficult questions? A man who in 2001 compared his country to Nazi Germany? A man who wants to redistribute wealth? A man whose political career was launched in the home of a woman who openly admired the Manson Family murders and a man who bombed the Pentagon and dedicated one of his books to the assassin of RFK? This is like a nightmare.

In normal times, the stock market would bounce back, naturally, after it underwent its correction. If we elect a Socialist as President, I don’t see how the stock market survives. People will RUN for the exits, lest they be taxed for their success. Obama will rule over a veto-proof Democrat Congress. For two years, they’ll be able to do whatever they want.

Hell of a thing. This Eeyore moment brought to you by John Galt. I’ll be better tomorrow, and I’ll never stop fighting.

McCain/Palin 2008.

Vote NO on Missouri Proposition C.


One Response to “You’re broke, darlin’*”

  1. lcd said

    Ah, the land of the free!
    You have the right to free speech as long as you speak English.

    best regards, Greg

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