At the risk of boring y'all to tears, please do not fail to notice that the highly incompetent rating agency of S&P had a brief moment of clarity and downgraded US debt a tad. It went something like this:
Naughty, Naughty US Government - didn't we tell you to stop spending your lunch money on candy?To which US Government replied:
Aw Shucks, S&P, you know I can't resist the new Chocko Fizzle Cheesy Slams with grape and cheese in the middle. Why do you always pick on me S&P? It's not fair! Greece and Portugal always spend their lunch money on Fanta and you never get them in trouble!Then S&P faded into darkness and exited the stage as the audience watching this comedy gasped a unified, horror-filled gasp, then let out a blood curdling scream which could be heard all they way to Hong Kong...
NOT GREECE AND PORTUGAL! WHY THIS IS CERTAIN DISASTER!At which point mayhem broke out and at last report, several audience members were trampled upon as the crowd raced for the exits, to hurry up and do whatever one does when countries with economies the size of Connecticut and Maryland spend their lunch money on Fanta and need to ask Mom for more.
Um Gottes Willen! Ihr seid vielleicht welche! (What Germans say when they get mildly PO'ed.)