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.

jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 6:45am

Mark Grossi is a wiry California Angels fan with a sly smile. He's been a heavyweight in environmental journalism for some years, and the Fresno Bee's been fortunate -- and smart -- to keep him on that reporting beat (as beats continue to be spread-sheeted away in traditional media).

jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 7:33am

When I was single, sewing a well-worn sock could eat up my Saturday morning. Lesson learned? Always stock bandages.

So I enjoyed the gentle breeze as my son strode past me, handed his mother several Navy uniforms and asked her to sew on caduceuses -- to military specs, o'course. They're now with him in Camp Pendleton where he's putting his corpsman training to work with the Marines.

wholderman's picture
Monday, August 25, 2008 - 2:34pm

...don't you? When I'm having a bad day, if someone's unhappy and making it well known to me, if the officer who pulled me over has a ticket in mind, or if I've embarrassed myself beyond belief...I just wish I could..."poof"...disappear!

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Friday, August 22, 2008 - 12:52pm

An electronics retailer has come out with a microwave that's designed to work in your car so you can pop you're favorite dish into the unit while you drive and whalah...a breakfast burrito, cold pizza, ramen noodles, hotpocket, or oatmeal can be ready in a flash! This little sucker can run on 12 Volt DC plug it into your car's cigarette lighter (while you're going 80 miles an hour). If you need more "juice" to zap a frozen meal, the manufacturer built in the ability for you to hook this baby right up to the car battery. And what a deal, only 180 bucks!