I can’t think anymore. It has nothing to do with Southern heat as it’s not hot, and everything to do with fear. There were reasons I wanted my apartment on the market, earlier, very valid reasons. I wasn’t sure what was going to go wrong with the economy next but I had faith that it would tank.
The president–what does he care? Read Gail Collins. It would be nice if the Democratic candidates talked about it. But they’re so busy fighting each other, I haven’t heard either candidate or McCain talk about what happened Friday and what happened was big. On the other hand if I believed the comments in the real estate blogs I read, I would take my apartment off the market. I realized before I left New York how much I would miss it, but I like living like a grownup. I’m such a hyper anxious person I can no longer take the ever growing frenzied lifestyle. It feeds my anxiety.
Has either candidate been addressing Iraq? What’s that?
I found this letter from Pastor Wright to The New York Times.
I feel that the media has played a giant part in this economic crisis. They have fed the frenzy. People are taking money out of the stock market based on what? Stocks that have nothing to do with the subprime mess or Bear Stearns are plunging. Bear Stearns did have a lot to do with subprime loans.
I would like to believe that Obama doesn’t support Farrakhan. I would like to believe that he truly believes Jews played an important role in the civil rights movement and many of us continue to try to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves or have a lesser voice. Black’s have a voice now. Let Obama and Clinton talk about real issues. This country is hurting in ways we haven’t during most of our lifetimes.
I have thought a lot about why I’m never afraid to tackle issues yet only talk about being Jewish in the comical “I’m a New York Jew like Seinfeld sense. I think it’s because I fear the wrath of just about everybody. I think because many Americans do think of Jews as money-grubbing figures and/or comical ones.
Anti-Semitism is on the rise and I can no longer remain quiet. This isn’t to say that I agree with everything Israel does, and I really don’t want to talk about this because then I will have to talk about why Israel came about and many other things I truly have no desire to talk about.
I’m an American Jew and my loyalty is to America as are Obama’s. Jews, Blacks, and Muslims more than most groups should understand the question of “divided loyalties.” Nobody ever says to an Irish-American, “so you believe in Ireland over America?” Can we get over this and focus on the issues?.
Watching George W. Bush address the New York financial community Friday brought back many memories. Unfortunately, they were about his speech right after Hurricane Katrina, the one when he said: â€œAmerica will be a stronger place for it.â€
â€œYouâ€™ve helped make our country really in many ways the economic envy of the world,â€ he told the Economic Club of New York.
Read the rest of the article.
I’m selling the most adorable apartment in Manhattan. At this stage of my life adorable doesn’t cut it.
Not one politician has addressed what’s happened to New York since 9/11. But GWB’s the one who began the spiral.
All my single without children, girlfriends in the arts and “helping professions” left before I did. Nobody cares. There are rich people to take our place.
Collins doesn’t rant on that part. It’s a brilliant article on Bush’s non-responsiveness and really would anybody with half a brain give that speech yesterday?
The stock market has been tanking for months. Sadly the market is the heart and soul of New York. Yesterday felt like The Depression. It was another day filled with horror filled phone calls and emails. Everybody I know who works for Bear Stearns and I know a few–panicking. Everybody I know who has an account there is panicking. It’s a lot more than Bear Stearns.
Bush reacted as he did to 9/11, to Katrina–read the damn article. I’m too out of control and having to learn how to respond to tornado warnings to think about writing.
Read this article please. It’s brilliant.