The other day I mentioned that Mary Katherine Foodcourt was just so darned sure that the MSM (a wholly owned subsidiary of Democrats-R-Us LLC) last year poo-pooed the
holiday Festivus du Jesu retail season because Nancy Pelosi hadn’t yet been annointed the boss of us all. But now that Pelosi is wearing Dennis Hastert’s tiara and XXXXL sash, all is raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Or maybe not.
Wall Street had its worst day in more than four months Monday as the dollar weakened and concerns about the strength of the retail industry arose following a rare sales decline at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The Dow Jones industrials fell 158 points.
Investors were uneasy after the dollar fell for the fifth straight day and after Wal-Mart, the worldâ€™s largest retailer, reported a 0.1 percent drop in same-store sales, those from stores open at least a year. Same-store sales are the industry standard for assessing a retailerâ€™s strength, and while overall retail sales appeared strong last weekend, Wal-Martâ€™s first deficit in a decade raised concerns about the strength of consumer spending during the holiday season.
At this point, Ms. Mary Katherine ponders a petit jetÃ© allowing her to blame the poor holiday economy on the Democrat party… those Christmas-hating bastards.