U.S. stock markets tumbled today amid fears of a weakening U.S. economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down more than 500 points, the biggest one day drop since December 2008. The volatility index (VIX) was up 26 percent.At least the U.S. gets to keep its AAA debt rating, for now.
At close, the Dow was off 512.76 points, or 4.31 percent, to 11,383.68, the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index was down 60.27 points, or 4.78 percent, to 1,200.07. The Nasdaq was down 136.68, or 5.08 percent, to 2,556.39.
- Marvel's newest Ultimate Spider Man, is half-black and half-Latino. Those of Tea Party mindsets guffaw at this latest revelation. Others point out his uncanny resemblance to Tiger Woods.
- Representative Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado) crafts a "tar baby" of his own making. Meanwhile, Pat Buchanan tries to get hip and talk about your boy Obama in front of Al Sharpton:
“My what?” Sharpton asked. “My president, Barack Obama? What did you say?”Needless to say, Sharpton was not impressed with Buchanan's blunderous attempt to stereotypically reach out to what most whites imagine the black community to be.
Buchanan, using a boxing analogy, replied that Obama was “your boy in the ring.”
“He's nobody's boy,” Sharpton said. “He's your president, he's my president, and that's what you have to get through your head.”
- Here's a pretty good reason for people to mind their own business while riding the bus. Not that it excuses the shit that went down here. People could have been killed. And I hope the four people being charged get bitch-slapped with the book, let alone having one thrown at them.
See, this is the kind of shit the courts should be prosecuting. Not this. Or this.
Hope you all are enjoying your sugar-coated shit....ahem..."Satan" sandwiches. You might want to add some hot sauce to spice it up a lil bit. At least it's better than eating turkey.