'Economy flirts with disaster?'


Sitting at breakfast with a few friends reading the Sunday newspaper, we all noticed this headline in The Springfield Republican: "Economy flirts with disaster."

"Flirting with disaster?" one of them asked. "I'm pretty sure the economy is plastering on whoreish makeup, with a cigarette dangling from its mouth and a bag of condoms in its right hand, leaning up against a brick wall at the street corner of a bad neighborhood with the wind billowing up the runs in its stockings."


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