Simple Questions–Hard Answers

Because there are so many moving pieces to the developing budget and debt ceiling story, I’m not going to focus on those in  this morning’s report (except, to pretend I’m a play-by-play baseball announcer like my old friend Manning Slater did in real life, but another story for another time…)  “It’s the bottom of the calendar, and the idiots are at bat...” is how I’d begin.  Which is why CNN hires a foreigner to anchor, I suppose.  So instead, something a little more hopeful:  A college kid wrote in and wanted me to answer some questions for him, like “Why do you prep?”   Boy, I bet he’ll be sorry he asked.  But we’ll spare him the full-meal-deal until after I do this short bit of play by play with a flow chart into the finals…

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Be sure and check out www.backdoorsurvival.com this morning, as Gaye’s written up “The end of the world, as we know it, as entertainment…” 

Oh, and be sure and set your alarm clock for midnight tonight, in case the budget/debt ceiling stuff really does fall apart.  Me?  I have faith that we’ll have another column up here, tomorrow morning, like every Thursday, but if the world really does end, maybe I will at least be able to sleep in for a change…

Fat chance.

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