You are certain that the credit crisis is cutting into normal life when you tune to CNBC and see Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) ranting from the podium of the House Committee on the Budget. You know that things are way off kilter because there simply must be a very severe shortage of lithium and chlorpromazine in the Northeast.
I mean it, what is wrong with this woman? It's Dennis Hopper level mania.
One through nine, no maybes, no supposes, no fractions. You can't travel in space, you can't go out into space, you know, without, like, you know, uh, with fractions - what are you going to land on - one-quarter, three-eighths? What are you going to do when you go from here to Venus or something? That's dialectic physics.
UPDATE: CNBC has several video clips up of the hearing, but none at all featuring our favorite, lithium deprived servant of the people. It's like someone just George Orwelled her entire psychotic rant into oblivion.