“No ‘Boom!’ today, ‘Boom!’ tomorrow. There’s always a ‘Boom!’ tomorrow” – Commander Susan Ivonova (Babylon 5/jms)
Way back in my first post, I stated my love for the television show, “Babylon 5”; and that in fact, this blog is named after an episode of that series. I also professed my admiration of the show’s creator and writer of about 90% of the show, J. Michael Straczynski, and his magnificent ability to inspire me. There were also moments of sheer terror on that show which reflect much of what we are going through in this day and age: a totalitarian regime dominating Earth and subjugating freedom by imposing martial law; an organization called Night Watch which encouraged spying on your neighbors and anyone who may be “disloyal” to the establishment…and this is only some of what was going on.
Joe, if you’re reading this, please let me know what next week’s lottery numbers are.
While I certainly could go on about the show (and I will from time to time in the future), today I did something unusual: I started the Blog with a quote, and one from the space station Babylon 5’s irracible, sarcastic, sometimes fatalistic, but always entertaining Russian Commander. Given the current state of the Stock Market, a truer statement she never made during the show’s 5 year run (well, maybe not…) but it sure as hell appears as if someone pulled the drain on the bathtub…because the whirlpool is running, and our economy is going with it. So are the rest of the World Markets.
THIS WILL BE A RUNNING BLOG THROUGHOUT THE DAY Monday, October 6, 2008.
UPDATE AT 13:21 EST (-5GMT):
Stock Market still dropping (currently at -537 points approx 9770 total); McCain Camp still focused on William Ayers, and Obama Camp pushing Keating 5 all over the place. I think Johnny Boy better come prepared for tomorrow night’s debate with another set of Depends.
UPDATE AT 15:33 EST (-5GMT):
Have you even seen the movie with Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster called “Run Silent, Run Deep”? Gable playes an obsessed sub Captain trying to get back at the Japanese who destroyed his previous sub, and Lancaster plays his XO. There’s a scene in the movie where The Captain keeps running drill after drill and shouting, “Dive! Dive!” every time the sub crew didn’t perform the drill up to snuff. The sub goes down, and the sub surfaces. That’s been the stock market the past week…one big sub exercise with the word “DIVE” ringing in our ears.
And so far, we’re running deep, but no one is silent.
Right now, I am hearing some of the most hateful words from John McCain about Barack Obama prefaced with the words “Who is Barack Obama?” Dear Jesus, what’s next Johnny Boy? Sheets at your rallys? Free rope with admission? The American public is GOING BROKE thanks to YOUR spearheading of deregulation. He just had the balls to ask what has Senator Obama done in his career? He sure as hell didn’t torpedo the economy. He also called Obama a “touchy” Chicago politician. I’m half Sicilian Johnny Boy, and I don’t take to kindly to that remark. TOUCHY?! Seems that Johnny Boy is a bit touchy himself once the words “Keating 5” were uttered. The desperation is evident in the way Johnny Boy and Sarah Baby have been paying attention to everything BUT the Economy.
People are losing their jobs, people are dying, and people are going broke…and all the Republicans can do is talk about anything…ANYTHING… but the Economy.
MARKET CHECK: Dow down 471; 9800 approx. index
FINAL UPDATE UNTIL 20:00 EST (-5GMT) POST:
DJIA -370; Index Closes below 10,000 for the first time since October, 2004.
And Johnny Boy and Sarah Baby want to talk about bullshit? Amazing.
Other notes from the trail: Judas Lieberman was there in Florida with Sarah Baby as she gave her William Ayers terrorist mantra. Gee…I wonder what ethnic group they were trying to focus on? And while Senator Obama was briefly talking with reporters during some time off during his debate prep for tomorrow night, stating that the most important thing the campaign needs to focus on right now is the economy, his Team released a 15 minute history of exactly what The Keating Five scandal was, and Senator McCain’s involvement in it was. You can find it here: http://www.keatingeconomics.com/
NEXT POST: The Second Debate: In A Town Brawl Format?
THE FINAL WORD HERE: The differing Management Styles of McCain and Obama as depicted by Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington from the movie, “Crimson Tide”. Cya later…