The blown prediction of doomsday award for 2012 goes to former Senator Judd Gregg, Republican author of TARP, who opined in July (here) that September was likely to be a month where we might again come close to total economic collapse.
Oh well. There's always Octember. After which comes Novonder.
As we all know:
MINISTER OF PROPAGANDA to DICTATOR HAILSTONE:
"Yah, you were gonna Blitz-Kreeg Great Mitten by the middle of August!"
FIELD MARSHAL HERRING to DICTATOR HAILSTONE:
"Then you said, Septober, then Octember, it's now in the middle of Novonder, and we ain't there yet!" -- The Three Stooges, "I'll Never Heil Again" (1941, here)
TARP averted nothing. And now nothing has averted nothing.
Aren't you glad he was in charge?