And doubtlessly many others thought it too – that el presidente finally saying we’re in a recession — which I have said aloud to a businessman-friend about a year ago — may mean we’re actually in an economic depression. Scott John Zach(!) at Blogging Blue thinks so too, though he beat me to the post by many hours, so props to him. I’ve figured that if the pundits on public radio petit-bourgeoisie shows like “Marketplace” have been saying, “No, we’re not in a recession just yet, but it’s getting awfully close,” that we probably were in one already. I mean, come on; when unemployment has been steadily riding, the interest rates being carefully lowered and lowered to near non-existence, and the markets fluctuate more wildly than a juggler on methamphetamines, you know something’s not right. I took my cue a long time ago and signed up to get in on a big 20×20 foot garden plot rental from the city of Milwaukee, just in case my darkest suspicions proved true. So far, I’m not proud to say, they have been.