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? 

jtaylor's picture
Monday, September 15, 2008 - 2:45pm

In terms of teeming slithering creatures packing nasty bites, Wall Street could easily outdo Galveston after Hurricane Ike.

But appreciate the avaricious atmosphere or not (I worked as a paper-pusher on the Street early in my career), the money in our pockets (or fading from our 401(k)s) has a clear trail through the land of platinum parachutes.

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Monday, September 15, 2008 - 9:43am

Apparently a man in Wisconsin has eaten 23,000 Big Macs over 36 years (he's 54). He hit the milestone last month, continuing the "Big Mac attack" that he took up in 1972, he proclaims he has obsessive-compulsive disorder (I think he has alot more than that!).

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Friday, September 12, 2008 - 9:25am

When gathering with friends, family, and/or colleagues, there are certain subjects we tend to know, the usual: religion, politics, and...SPORTS allegiances. Some folks are down-right passionate about certain athletes, teams, and events. Today is Friday, September 12th, the day before the noteworthy Fresno State Bulldogs and Madison Wisconsin Badgers game.

jtaylor's picture
Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 5:51pm

Three hundred hospital "suits/dresses" in San Francisco for the annual get-together of worry-warts from Northern and Central California.

So, no state budget? Wadda ya think we talk about? And what are the warnings and the, ahem, tiffed-off remarks?

Based on chats with administrative types, some hospitals are:

  • Finalizing contingency plans for layoffs, furloughs, cuts in service.

  • Paying bills with credit cards to allow for a delay in payment times.