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jtaylor's picture
Friday, September 26, 2008 - 7:25am

Let's not forget yet another casualty of the Wall Street meltdown: health care reform.


Sacramento bureaucrats were swept up in (or swept away by) Gov. Schwarzenegger's epic health-reform concepts earlier this year, which dissolved in the multi-billion-dollar magma of deficits. Surprise: Instead, there were health care cuts, some of which are still being fought in court. (Too late for those made jobless at hospitals in Visalia, Corcoran and elsewhere.)


wholderman's picture
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 5:38pm

I just returned from a trip to the Northern Indiana area where my husband's family have a cottage on one of the numerous lakes in the region. In the late 1930s, his grandparents purchased a lot for $700.00 (and at the time, they just didn't know if they could afford it). It was quite rustic at that time, but over the years, the area has been developed into a beautiful resort-like atmosphere with a golf course nearby. When we walk out the front door (the front doors there face the lake, and the back doors face the road), we walk about 30 feet to the water's edge.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, September 22, 2008 - 11:16am

Never know what you'll find when you go mall crawling on a Sunday morning. A new Asian goods store (new to me, anyway) has sprung up at Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis. And it's devoted a whole window to a couple hundred dollar coat of mail.


Looks like we're all going to need body armor to survive the economic siege that's ravaging health care -- and personal health. The facts in a Sept. 22nd Wall Street Journal hit me like a load of rocks thrown by a well-built trebuchet.



jtaylor's picture
Friday, September 19, 2008 - 2:15pm

What some call "the cathedral of baseball" will hear its last "play ball" on Sunday, Sept. 21.


The old Yankee Stadium will close. Something spectacular will open across the street next season. (And, this Yankees fan hopes, it will be home to a spectacular team -- rather than a spectacle of a team or a team that needs spectacles, as this year's chewing-gum-stuck-to-my-shoe edition.)


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 11:02am

Election season feeds frustrations -- and addictions. Following are some Web sites that I look in on fairly regularly. They can help you track polls, who's giving money to whom and what are the biggest whopper lies of the moment. 


Most say they are non-partisan, but make your own judgments. And have fun.



  • From lobbyists to what lawmakers pay their staffs, where did the money go?

http://www.opensecrets.org/