America's once powerful economy is continuing its downward spiral into oblivion.
Foreclosures are on the rise, as is homelessness. Home ownership, once considered almost a birthright, is rapidly becoming a luxury affordable only to the rich.
The nation's once powerful automotive industry has become a joke. Ford and General Motors continue to lose millions. Chrysler's money woes almost dragged down Mercedes Benz until the German carmaker finally unloaded the company.
Our movie industry, once the envy of the world, is stalled thanks to the screenwriters' strike. Without new scripts, there will be no more Shrek sequels.
Credit card debt continues to rise while savings continue to decline. The national debt, if broken down into pennies and laid edge to edge, would stretch 14 billion light years to the very edge of the known universe.
The dollar continues to lose value in relation to virtually every other currency on the planet. Some oil producing nations have already begun using Euros instead of dollars.
And if all that isn't alarming enough, now it turns out Britney's 16 year old sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, is pregnant.
Hell, if people as rich as her can't afford a damn rubber, what hope is there for the rest of us?