Weathering Storms in Chickapin Parish
Reading the headlines today should scare you shitless. Ike has knocked out most of the electricity in the nation's fourth largest city of Houston, TX. The Dow is plunging (yet again) as financial storms wreck havoc on Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. The only good news is that the price of a barrel of oil has dropped to a seven month low of under $97. It may fall even further.
In hard times like these, I think we Americans should take a good look in the mirror and once again embrace good old fashioned values relating to money. That starts with us all the way up to our government. If we don't learn to take care of ourselves and keep our financial houses in order, we will get washed away from storms brewing on the horizon. It is high time we go into hunker down mode.