I am beginning to feel slightly obsessed - between the whole "Palin Is Failin' Yet Is Still Not Bailin'" fiasco and the sinking economy (where are the Baywatch Babes when you really need 'em?), I am not getting much done. I am constantly resisting the urge to Twitter every article I come across on both topics. I cannot quit refreshing CNN.com and the NYTimes. X and I wondered at the fact that we were sitting and watching MSNBC of all things last night. Sigh. Actually, I will link this one piece on DailyKos titled "I'll Speak Very Slowly". It gives a pretty analogy of the different pieces of our economy if it were a human body, with the IT sector being a leg (you can survive without one) and with the financial services sector being the heart. Sadly, the article did not offer who the hell is the brains of all this mess, but it did explain nicely why this bailout, rescue, whatever is desperately needed.
I am also way more excited about the VP debates on Thursday than probably I should be. I predict it is going to be a grand, flaming fireball of a trainwreck of distastrous proportions. You heard it first here, folks (not really.) I have invited the lovely Average Jane over to view the spectacle with me. I am really tempted to just have a party - something along the lines of the SuperBowl because..... why the hell not? Jane and I suspect there is a fabulous drinking game to be had in there somewhere, we just need to figure out the rules so that no one gets inordinately smashed.
I have not looked at my retirement account, nor will I. Fortunately, our little sphere here is relatively safe, X and I are conservative with our nickels and dimes so in the short-term, we will be fine. However, long-term? That is what frightens me. No one is safe from the long-term if it all blows up.
I am not sure what else to say. Like most folks, I am just trying to ignore the clenching of my stomach and quell the rising bile.......