22 September 2008

ooh a bright shiny thing $$$

last week's "bright shiny thing" was DOLLARS !!! as americans joined the rest of the world in watching the stock market averages dance about, a few other things happened:

us defense secretary bob gates' apology to afghanistan as karzai's provincial governor killed by nato troops, admiral mullen's broken promise not to bomb in pakistan, coordinated terror attacks in india, the fema/perry clusterfuck in galveston, obama's poll lead re-taking, ukraine's government disintegrating, israel's wacky kadima election, gordon brown's impending political demise, kim's stroke (?) as north korea restarts it's nuclear power plant.

just to name a few (in addition to Wall Street's bad whiskey and China's bad milk) interesting times indeed.