Meet the new boss

And unfortunately for everyone, he’s the same as the old boss.  It’s a pity, but not unexpected.  I suppose we can take some solace in the idea that we’re no worse off today than we were yesterday.

Of course, 3 months down the road, who knows how things will be.  After all, the “fiscal cliff” looms.  While I’m all for a smaller government, I’d prefer a bit more thought in achieving it.  Ax murders tend to be messy and have unpredictable outcomes.

It seems that the stock markets don’t particularly care for the election outcome; the Dow Industrials are down almost 300, while gold and oil are skidding as well.  I’m guessing that traders see the economic downturn continuing, but that’s just a guess.

I will be taking in a gun show this weekend.  Thankfully I’m in good shape in that area; I just want to see if the panic buying approaches the same level as it did 4 years ago.

On the way out, let me thump the drum of your preparations for disaster or hard times.  They’re coming.  We’ve seen (again) what a weather event can do to unprepared areas and their inhabitants.  Many of us are expecting some sort of long-term bad economy if not outright bust.  You need to position yourselves against those things.  Maybe the don’t happen today, tomorrow or in the next year–but they will happen.  Get ready now while it’s still easy to do.

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