Oh, everyone in the U.S. is so dejected about today's market tumble. (The Dow is back down to 8,700-something.) Everyone is so surprised that yesterday's bizarre rise wasn't the sign of all sunny days ahead. Morons! Morons with no attention span to speak of. Settle in, folks! What part of "extended period of difficulty" do you sitcom-watching, Xbox-playing thumbheads not understand? Americans are constantly shocked when an abstract problem actually affects them, and this last month has been a real demonstration of that. Plus Americans don't even have that much to be pissed about! But they sure won't like it when non-America runs the world, which will be soon.