If you qualify for the Cash for Clunkers program, knock $4,500 off the price you pay for a new vehicle. Hmmm. That just about covers the depreciation that occurs the minute you drive the new car off the lot.
There are tender signs that the economy is rebounding. The stock market it up. Housing sales are up. But appraisal rules are tougher and loans are harder to get. This week, earnings reports come in. And unemployment still lags. Don’t get happy yet.
This will be my first winter in Minnesota. Firewood is already on sale. It’s still July and already I’m getting hints about how to walk on ice and snow. From the mail man. And advice about what kind of snow shovel to buy. Everybody says size matters.
For a guy who preened all over TV talk shows recently, Dick Cheney has fallen strangely quiet. Some men have trouble with retirement. Like a lot of old guys his age, Cheney was just trying to prove he is still sponge-worthy.
A Remington .41 caliber Double Derringer that once belonged to John Dillinger sold at auction for $95,000. Isn’t that a little twisted? To bestow such wealth on a gangster’s weapon? Rather than a cop’s? Gun nuts.