jtaylor's picture
Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 12:00pm

Here are some words I've never used before -- or seen before in combination. I gotta give credit to the politicians/media manipulators as their writers always scour the thesaurus for ways to paste, pillory or Helicobacter pylori their opponents.

Here's how the Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert sized up Assembly/Senate hearings on the non-budget: "Continuous bloviations." (Rough translation: to speak at great length.)

jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:05am

Two months without a state budget? The pikers. Talk about playing real hardball: In 1994, the country went 232 days without baseball because owners and players were about as far apart on a deal as the Dems and Reeps in Sacramento.

At an April meeting with Valley hospital administrators, an already-frustrated Assembly Minority Leader Mike Villines said the only way to get a budget that addresses the multi-billion-dollar deficit might involve hospitals ceasing services for a few days and hanging a "closed" sign outside.

wholderman's picture
Monday, September 1, 2008 - 1:16pm

...but you still need to get the football in the end zone for it to count. Marching the ball down the field 99 yards is truly commendable, but ultimately will not win the game. There's been many game stats reported of extraordinary passing and rushing yards and it seems like the teams with those more favorable numbers should always win the game, right? Well, it doesn't happen that still need to score.

wholderman's picture
Friday, August 29, 2008 - 10:03am

Cows seem to have it...researchers say it's no bull! Cattle seem to know how to find north and south. A team of researchers studied satellite photos of thousands of cows around the world. Their report says most cattle that were grazing or resting tended to align their bodies in a north-south direction, and the finding held true no matter what continent they were on. The scientists concluded that the magnetic field of the Earth has to be a factor. But the challenge is, why do these critters align to the magnetic field?

jtaylor's picture
Friday, August 29, 2008 - 7:20am

Lots of really lame things are said in election season. The Dallas Morning News reported this particularly boneheaded comment from John Goodman, who supposedly helped create Sen. John McCain's health care policy and who is head of a Dallas think tank.

The nation's number of uninsured has dipped from 47 million in 2006 to 45.7 million last year, says the U.S. Census Bureau. That's misleading, Goodman said, because you can always get care in an emergency room.