Week in Review

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

October 4, 2008


Categories: The Balancing Act

We are in our second week of our weekly subscription to the Oregonian.  We began our subscription just as this bailout stuff was getting underway.  So, here’s a week in review, based on the headlines of the Oregonian.

  • Bailout seen as first step in crisis, Monday, September 29, 2008
  • 777.68 drop, As lawmakers reject a rescue package 228-205, panicked investors send the Dow Jones industrials to the largest one-day point drop ever, Tuesday, September 30, 2008
  • While Washington is talking, Bailout backers retool; people in Oregon are hurting, Hard times catch up to Bend, Wednesday, October 1, 2008
  • Biden vs. Palin & Sweetened bailout bill moves ahead, Thursday, October 2, 2008
  • Heck’ of a show & Bailout bid turns up heat in the House, Friday, October 3, 2008
  • Bailout: It’s just step one, Saturday, October 4, 2008
A $700 billion bailout package for Wall Street and the first Vice Presidential debate with a female contender for Veep.  As they say, history is in the making.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Read more on this topic…

Summer Musings

Summer Musings

In 2007, we looked at where we were and where we wanted to be, and we decided in 10 years, we’d move. My husband moved...

All the World’s a Stage

All the World’s a Stage

All the world’s a stage. This keeps coming up for me. When I read as a lecture during Catholic mass, but especially when I help put on an event. Each space has its directors, its producers, its actors who all play a pivotal role. Each space has its problems and everyone has to pivot. And, the thought has occurred to me – everyone should, yes, I daresay should, take some acting classes in their formative years so they can truly learn the ins and outs of “all the world’s a stage.”