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jtaylor's picture
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 10:16am

Had a high school biology teacher, Brother DeSalles Lawless, what a name! This member of the religious order of Xaverian Brothers could spit out quotables like nobody -- a Kentuckian who could out-jive his street-kid students in Brooklyn with lines like: "Man, I could trade you in for a broken stickball bat and lose on the deal!"


Anyway, here are a few quotables that caught my attention of late:



jtaylor's picture
Monday, October 13, 2008 - 10:34am

In a few weeks, a team of Washington, D.C.-based researchers will descend on the Central Valley for a couple of days of interviews about health care.


wholderman's picture
Monday, October 13, 2008 - 9:33am

There are times when hurrying and being fast are the right things to do, save time, and produce some great results.


I read an article recently in the Wall Street Journal that reflected on the tactics of the Oklahoma football team's offensive line. The Sooners intentionally train to play at a fast pace and their players aren't even supposed to high-five each other. The film review has demonstrated that such activity slows the pace. Their motto is: no time to celebrate, don't play to the crowd, and don't get mad-just play!


jtaylor's picture
Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 10:56am

Billions are yesterday. Today's bank bailouts/mortgage rescues/international combat live in the land of trillions.



  • $2 trillion is about what American investors have lost in their retirement savings since mid-2007.

  • $2.05 trillion and $1.17 trillion are the projected federal costs of health coverage ideas floated by Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama, respectively (the Lewin Group analysts; www.lewin.com )

wholderman's picture
Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 9:23am

...because it's going to end up on one of Wanda's blogs. Well folks, here it is.