2005...i was struck by a common tone...
since we "got thru" all the bad times in 2003-2004 the market was ready for calm and steady ....like the economy...
little do the bushies realize they are about to get blamed for the worst economy since the 30's
couldn't happen to a nicer group of people....:)
jm, I think the reason people here don't post "pro-Bush stuff" is that they don't want this board to deteriorate into what it would then become. Step back for a moment, and notice that your anti-Bush comments the past month or two have NOT been met with much in the way of responses, even though (IMO) the majority on this board are not anti-Bush....I think it's a respect (for the board and for each other) thing. It's true you can post about almost anything here; when you post anti-Bush and nobody responds (in order, IMO, to "save" this board), that's why you're the "only one posting for days."
I really enjoy and appreciate reading your OTHER posts.
All JMHO, worth about as much as you paid for it. ;-)
Sorry for rambling on.... enough said.
All families should talk about the passage quoted from Marianne Williamson (often incorrectly attributed to Nelson Mandela): "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
people can post pro-bush stuff too...i'll read anything....or talk sports or pop culture - all issues i comment on in a regular basis...heck sometimes i'm the only one posting for days...notice how quiet it gets when the market goes down....
so it's not like i'm crowding out all the other great stuff..
...i think this president's fiscal and military policies are important for understanding where the larger social mood is headed and subsequently the market....actually bush is just a symptom of larger forces that are shaping the future of our country....it's just easier and more emotionaly satisfying to pin the blame on him...lol....in reality the president does what the people want him to do, so when u read an article criticizing Bush policy - just replace it with "The American people" ....us..u and me..if that makes it easier to read....
<<little do the bushies realize they are about to get blamed for the worst economy since the 30's>>
2005 is going to feel bad because the economy will slow to about 2.5 - 3% growth. Corporate profits will shrink to about 10% from the 20% clip of 2004. Consumers are going to catch their breath and 2005 will set up 2006 which should be another strong year. Looking forward to another year of low interest rates.
Bush isn't going to get blamed for anything. The new Prez is the one that's going to inherit the next recession. Until then things should be fine.