One word: "brick".
Forget bailouts. That's what's going to turn this baby around. A Mac laptop for the masses, priced at no more than a business-class Dell... Apple stock will be at $200 by the end of the year, just as that spam I got in March predicted. Even China will put its dollars into Apple equity. That's probably why it's still hoarding them.
Oh, and I'm also endorsing Obama. I thought I'd bury that in a silly post about a Mac. Since he's been doing so well, an official endorsement with big screaming headlines at this point would seem cautious to the point of absurdity.
I have to say that this "gaffe" would have clinched it for me anyway, even if I didn't think Obama was more presidential and fit to serve, and just plain better for the country, which he is, at least for the part of the country that has not had its brains sucked out by aliens.
There are intelligent people who are against Obama and I respect them, but they offer no reasonable alternative and much of their arguments against Obama seem to be infected by a slightly more sophisticated version of the "terrorist" fear-mongering.
About the gaffe: I have been worried about the PTSD and McCain for a while, and calling Americans his "fellow prisoners" is more than a little worrisome.
I try to give people the benefit of the drought because I, too, can come up with spoonerisms or worse, often right in pubic -- and wait until I can tell you about the Russians I can see from my window -- but...there doesn't seem to be any explanation for this one. I am going to run it by my wife, who is a military social worker, and I'll see what she thinks.
Anyway, you can hear the air seem to go right out of the room after McCain says it.
It got to the point where yesterday's Daily Show episode (they all aren't that good but this one was) made me feel sorry for McCain. Michele Obama, who was on in the next segment, was quite impressive but she could have said something nice and understanding about Palin; that would have put the icing on the cake. I think Stewart is coming on a little hard too early.
Then again, there's been some very low-level rumours that not all is well with McCain, and my other question is, what happens if McCain bows out before the election? The idea that Palin is for 2012 may not be entirely accurate?