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The first two weeks of this month had to be the worst string of bad news headlines I can ever remember. The stock market had lost nearly 1,000 points in the space of a week. The price of oil has been sprinting towards $100 per barrel. The number of home foreclosures is through the roof and job layoffs are on the rise. I started collecting clips after the first week and scrounged the Net to recover clips of the stories I missed. I then assembled them into this video:

I had originally planned to call it, “Two Weeks Under Bush”, as an indelible reminder to all of posterity of life towards the end of Bush’s Presidency and as a warning to the future. But as I followed that theme, my chosen title seemed less and less adequate.

So I’m leaving it up to you. Watch the video, and if you can think of a better, more inclusive title for it, let me know in the Comments. – Mugsy