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!

wholderman's picture
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!

jtaylor's picture
Friday, August 22, 2008 - 9:31am

Fresh off an Alaska Air flight from Seattle, that New York Times headline was my welcome back to Fresno.

I've got no big digs against Alaska Air -- friendly service, first bag free. OK, they served raisins -- from TEXAS -- as the snack. They asked passengers to clean out the seat pouch in front of them -- doesn't the CDC breed stuff  there?

jtaylor's picture
Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 1:58pm

Forget the 8-ball, health care is behind the glacier in terms of top issues the public is sweating as elections near. One opinion poll lists it floe-ing behind the economy, the war and the price of gas.

Democratic pollster Anna Greenberg told the Washington Post: "For a lot of people who have health insurance, they are paying more for health care, but it may not show up as concretely as paying $70 to fill their gas tank."

Yeah, imagine if Chevron hoisted a sign, "Monthly premium for couple, $225," and the Citgo 'cross the way had, "Family of four, $200, high deduct"?

jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 11:09am

It's the latest in the "blame, don't blame" game of health-care, finger-pointing -- with at least one worthwhile takeaway. The Public Policy Institute of California has a new report, "Emergency Department Care in California; Who Uses It and Why?"