Dow but Not Out
Louise may fight on, but this week saw the end for Shirley Allen of “Roby Ridge” standoff fame. Shirley, it seems, lost the protection of the gods when she shot a police dog through the nose (thus committing two great American sins in one: attempting to assassinate an authority figure, and injuring an anthropomorphic animal).
It was not, however, the end for the stock market. In what turned out to be the biggest non-story of all time, the Dow went down, up, sideways — basically spending the week going more places than Jiang Zemin. The Dow probably managed to scare more Americans, too.