It always kills me that Wall Street is way more forgiving of belweather stocks when they miss a profit or sales projection. Apple Computer posted some pretty damned impressive results yesterday, then got their ass kicked in after-hours trading (sinking 10%) because they only sold 6.5 million iPods (not the 8m analysts expected). My bet: buy Apple stock today while it's still down at the opening bell. And before the Big Announcement.*
*I am not giving stock tips. It's just what I happen to think. I can't believe how many years I slaved away on a lousy PC that kept crashing, losing files, until I finally woke up a couple years ago and bought my first Mac. Now life is good.
The long windup is worth it. Trust me.
So, the Republican Mantra has popped into my head at this early hour, from nowhere. See how close this fits your impression of what's going on today:
- Today, we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology. Where each worker may bloom secure from the pests of contradictory and confusing truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!
So how close is this?
$100 to anyone who can send me a credible sound file of a Hastert impression reading this script. Looks spot on to me.