Many of the bruises on my knuckles show signs of healing as do some of the deep gashes, some swaths of skint arms may possibly leave only minor scars, Ms. Mouse has been given a stern lecture on the morality of stealing cotton from seat cushions; so I must now rededicate myself to the never ending task of giving the Princess Nefer Phinish her long overdue face lift. In the process making a contribution to the U.S. eBay economy, scouring junk yards for parts, seeking the rare NAPA dealer with a parts guy old enough to know things like a valve for a VW bug will sort of work for a Studebaker 4.1 litre straight 8.
Also, it is time for me to prepare for my modest contributions to Germany and Hawaii's economies as well as getting out of Dodge for the hotternhell summer hurricane season.
I am confident that when I return in September I shan't have missed any great opportunities to buy energy stocks in anticipation that by the next millennium they may have reached break-even.
When September rolls around, WillD will still be seeing brown-shirt Christian fundamentalist NAZIs in his anxiety closet and still be convinced that if it weren't for the recalcitrant Republicans the country would be a well-regulated paradise of "from each according to his wealth, to each downtrodden unfortunate victim of an unjust society according to what I think might be his wants and desires". Lossleader will still be waiting for the world's central banks to open the flood gates to end the money drought and stimulate growth. RRBV will still be master of the non sequitur.
McGrath, Willd, & RRBV will continue to be convinced that a cabal of bankers is an oligarchy that rules the world in connivance with corrupt politicians. There aren't any right wing conservatives on this board, if there were they'd continue to be convinced that the Trilateral commission is an oligarchy that rules the world in connivance with corrupt politicians.
We do so need our bogeymen.
In any event, have a happy summer. May all your rants be happy ones, may all your investments prove either wise, profitable, or both.