that the economy actually sucks, and has for a long time, but somehow this escaped media attention until after the election, but I'm betting most everyone who reads my stuff already knows about it. And feels about the whore journalists about the same way I do. So screw that.
It should be noted that, if you need to replace a screw or bolt or nut of odd size, most Ace Hardware stores have a nice selection of the things. Standard and metric.
Also, a 4-40 socket-head cap screw has enough meat in the head that you can cut it down to remove the socket-head part and have plenty left so shape into a nice, low, domed head.
And a jewelers saw with a thick(for them) blade cuts a nice slot for the screwdriver.
Those screws blue nicely, too.