RETRACTION, with apologies: I made a mistake last week, or was it the week before? I looked up on the web to find out what the Dow was sitting at on the day that Donald J. Trump was sworn into office. It was 19,800ish. When I was watching the market fall last week, or was it the week before (?), after almost 2 years of the horrors of Trump mismanagement with the help of the GOP and others, I miss read the number as 29,800. My bad, old eyes, apophenia, whatever . . . I ran with it and I was wrong. That would have made the fall of the market 7000 points over the last 2 years. That is not correct. Among all the bad things that have happened since the election of Trump, that has not happened yet. I misspoke and published that on the web. To those who took those numbers to heart, I apologize. I hate embarrassing myself in public and have done so many times. I do not like to do it to others. I think people should learn to just make their own mistakes without the help of others. I just made one.
So with our federal government in partial shutdown until at least the day after Christmas, Trump forced to stay in the White House when he wanted to go to Mar-a-Lago to soak up tax dollars and conspire with the wealthy, America’s betrayal of the Kurdish people in Syria, Russia Turkey Iran Assad and ISIS’s victory in Syria, the upcoming victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan, all the high-ranking Congressmen, Senators, White House officials running away after their helping to cripple American integrity and its economy, amidst all this I apologize for making a mistake on a number and running with it. My bad.