UPDATE!!! LIONS CLOSE OUT THE SEASON WITH FOUR STRAIGHT WINS!!! LAST TIME THAT HAPPENED WAS 1999 WHEN GAS WAS $1.17 A GALLON!!!
It was October 28, 2007. The GDP was rising at a 4.7% rate. That’s actual growth. Personal income had risen over $47 billion in the previous month. Wages and salaries had risen $38 billion in September of 2007. The unemployment rate was 4.7%! Yes, I said 4.7%! The deficit for the entire fiscal year of 2007? How about $162.8 billion dollars. For the whole year! It was $150.4 billion just for November of 2010 alone! The average price of a gallon of gas in October of 2007? How about $2.77 per gallon. The median sale price of a home in October of 2007? About $234,000 dollars. In October of 2010? About $195,000.
Why am I regurgitating all of these economic statistics? Simply to illustrate the differences between today and 1,149 days ago when the Detroit Lions won their last road football game!!! Hot damn, break out the champagne! Any Tampa fans still out in public?
No big deal you say? Are you kidding me? Obama hadn’t even won the primary yet. The recession didn’t begin until December of 2007. The national debt was still under $10 trillion dollars. Ah yes, the good old days! I’m just glad I’ll be able to tell my grandkids I was alive to see it.
BTW – Brush Street is the address of the Detroit Lions home – Ford Field.
No, this is not April Fools Day. It really happened. Go here and read it yourself.