According to Reuters:
"Stocks plummeted for a seventh straight session on Thursday as investors bet recent moves by authorities worldwide to thaw frozen credit markets would not be enough to avert a global recession.
An avalanche of selling at the close left the Dow below 8,600 for the first time since May 2003. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 each also fell to levels not seen in more than five years."
And What's McCain talking about?
Republican presidential nominee John McCain questioned whether Democrat Barack Obama is "telling the truth" about his ties to a former left-wing radical on Thursday as he tried to raise doubts about Obama's character.
His goal was to tie Obama to William Ayers, a founding member of the Weather Underground, a radical left anti-Vietnam War group that bombed the U.S. Capitol in 1971 and the Pentagon in 1972. He spent 10 years as a fugitive and his ex-radical wife Bernardine Dohrn, spent time on the FBI's Most Wanted list.
"We don't care about an old washed-up terrorist and his wife," McCain said. "That's not the point here. The point is Sen. Obama said he was just a guy in the neighborhood. We know that's not true. We need to know the full extent of the relationship because of whether Sen. Obama is telling the truth to the American people or not."
"The issue is Barack Obama's judgment and candor," the announcer in the ad says. "When Obama just says, 'This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood,' Americans say, 'Where's the truth, Barack?' Barack Obama. Too risky for America."
Point being: McCain is fuckin' up! (C) Dave Chappelle
This is not an endorsement for any candidate. I just wanted to shed a little light on some truth, calling an ace like I see it.