Just a brief update on the state of the nation, as Referendum Day, aka Election Day, approaches:
The median price of a new home dropped last month by nearly 10%, the largest dip since 1970.
96 American troops have died in Iraq so far this month, the largest death toll in a year.
But it's all cool! Stay the course! Exxon-Mobil posted a $10.4 billion profit in the third quarter! And Bush signed a bill authorizing a 700 mile fence along the border with Mexico! Everything's gonna be great! Rich oil men, no more Mexicans, what else could an American want?
Unless you're a CEO, a real estate agent who specializes in selling, a business owner who prefers to pay $1.25/hour only to Americans, or a government-contracted fence & coffin maker, there's really not much of a choice next month, is there?