"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, August 8, 2011

Girl of the Day - Oh, Hell, the Stock Market Is Tanking Again Edition! (Marilyn Monroe)

The stock market predictably is way down to start the day (about 250 points when I last looked).   Predictably -- because futures were down over the weekend, the Nikkei was down last night, and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were both downgraded this morning (which makes sense, since they are essentially guaranteed by the U.S. government).   So it's hard to fight off the gloom without using serious medicine:

There, that's better.

No comments:

Post a Comment