Apple Stores Packed Over Holiday Weekend Apple Loses If It Beats Itself (Easily my most popular and widely read article ever). Why Does the Peanut Gallery Hate Apple?At some point, Washington will at least temporarily release us from its incompetent shackles. That will set off a rally. If Apple, particularly with holiday quarter earnings on the horizon in late January, doesn't lead that rally in a big way, I might end up one of these guys telling you to dig a hole and stuff your cash in it. Follow @rocco_thestreet Rocco Pendola is long TST. --Written by Rocco Pendola in Santa Monica, Calif.