Today's Tids Issue 3,627
Tids for Rebounding:
Brexit came along at just about the worst time ever. Wall Street gets spooked easily, and that is exactly what we investors did not need as we are on the cusp of 2nd Q earnings reporting’s season. One of the major problems festering as busy execs try to report their best is what I call accounting exhaustion. There are no tricks left to bolster the appearance of lackluster earnings after months and even years of employing creative accounting to squeeze out acceptable bottom lines for mediocre performances. So with Brexit making us skitterish we have to hope that accounting geniuses have one more trick up their sleeve to get us thought the summer.
Personally, I believe the Brexit factor will be short lived.
Hillary said: “If you are under investigation by the FBI you should not be able to buy a gun.” So, if you are under investigation by the FBI, does that also mean you should be barred from running for President?
Now we have to wonder how many sleazy politicians will skate using the SC reversal of the Former Va Gov Bob McDonnell bribery case. The esteemed judges may have been talking about justifiable evidence, but the average citizen employing the highly reliable “Walk like a duck, talk like a Duck” standard will throw the bums out every time. Creeps.
What was the name of the airline that first gave us regular trans-Atlantic air travel? Bonus: Name the losing Dems and Repubs in the last 15 US Presidential races.
--Futures Pointed To Strong Market Opening; Dow Up near 190 In Mid Morning.
--SC Strikes Down Texas Abortion Clinic Law 5-3.
--Pope Says Gays And Others Marginalized By Church Deserve Apology.
--Legendary Coach Pat Summit Dies; Outspoken, Defensive Genius Football Coach Buddy Ryan Dies – Was Dad Of NFL Coaches Rex And Rob.
--Kerry Says Putin’s Russia Harassing US Diplomats In Ever Increasing Frequency.
--Trump Dropping “Muslim” From Immigration Ban Strategy.
If you buy a new car and the clock is set to BST (Brexit Summer Time), does that mean it is destined to be a lemon?
I’ve decided two things: 1. To avoid committing to voting until after the conventions. 2. To concentrate on ways to be sure Repubs get the House and Senate. If the Hill sneaks in, Gridlock will be an absolute necessity to preserve the union.
Gary Johnson and Bill Weld are looking very good to me right about now.
I’d be a buyer in the British economy that no longer is forced to bail out Greece every couple of years.
If Hillary and Elizabeth Warren continue campaigning together, I may turn into a violent male chauvinist instead of my usual warm and cuddly self. And I think a lot of women would join me!
Every time the national scene seems bleak, somebody in your community steps to do something great; to which everybody can cheer and feel the local pride. Over here in RI we have Elizabeth Biesel, a really nice young woman, a swimmer who just made her third Olympics.
It seems that regularly I read that Tim Teebow is stepping up to do something for somebody else, or saving somebody from something.
Maybe Greece and Puerto Rico could merge. Greece likes islands. Banana Ouzo could be a big seller if they could find anybody to work in the factories.
Duh News Headline of the Week, Department:
“Democrat Benghazi Report Absolves Hillary.” Why would media report things like that, unless it’s a headline for The Onion.
Brexit reminds me of times being in a violent, life threatening storm while sailing, only to find it ending as fast as it arose, becoming a meteorological vacuum and entirely becalmed. Just put a bandade on the scratches and sip some scotch, and wait for a wind that will carry you home.
A reader reminds me that the “problem we have is that 47% of Americans who pay zero federal income tax are voting to on what to charge everybody else.”
In case you are interested, The EU has not been the reason for a peaceful Europe since 1945, The US Led NATO has.
The Parking Lot: Chapter 65.
Nancy’s heart stopped after receiving the call from Jared about what Fred told the Howland’s giant discourager. The worst news was that he made a call to someone before he and Fred went outside to meet the waiting Jared.
Nancy ran down the stairs of their Newport safe house two steps at a time, jumped in the car, started the motor which also ignited a blaring radio which had a local station frenetically reporting news of a violent beating in the “quiet” village of Sakonnet. It said the man was near death.
It took her about 15 minutes shorter than normal to reach the edge of the lake in Northeast section of town. Jared was on the shore, her boat pulled out and ready to roar to that island containing everything about the Hicks family history and land ownership.
She stood on the water’s edge alert to other noises coming from across the water. Nothing sounded threatening, just normal voices from camps on darkened coves. Morning would be coming shortly, and this pre dawn dark would serve them well. With her panic subsiding a little, she realized that the people Cliff the Monster talked to would probably not be able to react as fast as she and Jared. Until, maybe they heard news reports about their beaten man.
She took a deep breath and got back to rational thinking. That was interrupted by the vision of Fred’s hopeless eyes staring up from the bottom of the boat. She reached down and grabbed his collar, lifteing him up with a serious jerk. ”I’m not going to hurt you Fred, I’m just going to kill you fast. But if you piss on my boat I’ll make it long and torturous.
“Sorry, Nance,” came the feeble reply, “I couldn’t stand no more beatings again.” TheNacy realized fred had been through a lot for them.
Pan Am began regular Trans-Atlantic air service with a flight from NYC to Marseille France in 1939 (Note there were many airlines (TWA, Trans Canada, BOAC , Air France, Pan Am) vying for regular flights and many flew earlier on a test run basis, but this flight is acknowledged as signature moment for regular service. Bonus: The losing Presidential candidates in the last 20 races have been Romney, McCain, Kerry, Gore, Dole, GHW Bush, Dukakis, Mondale, Carter, Ford, McGovern, Humphrey, Goldwater, Nixon, Stephenson (2), Dewey (2), Wilkie and Landon.
It’s true, in the aftermath of recent events The Queen and fine English ladies everywhere are putting a little something extra in their afternoon tea. Yes, Iceland’s soccer win over UK has dwarfed the English angst over Brexit.
There’s always something.
I’m ready for a little rain.