Not sure if any of you noticed, but the market's gone absolutely nuts since my last little missive. When I lamented the federal bailout — and essential socialization — of AIG last week, I remained certain things couldn't get worse.

Yeah, well, my ex-wives will tell you I've been wrong before. But this market uncertainty that's still swirling like Ike has made the dot-com bust look like a burp.

And the feds clearly aren't done interfering. Apparently they think they can fudge numbers better than CEOs, but we'll all have to wait and see — all the while hoping they do as little damage as possible. You know, because the federal government has such a great track record when it comes to that.

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