jtaylor's picture
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 7:25am

Lucky LA. Although lots of services are being cut in the name of budget "austerity," (LA Times headline-ese), the Bureau of Street Services (oxymoron?) will be bumped up 3% so it can repair an additional 60 miles of streets.

That means the city's backlogged calendar of street patch-jobs will decline from 63 years to 43 years, the Times says. (This ain't a waiting list to get Green Bay Packers seasons tickets -- this is busted axles and trips to the orthopod.)

wholderman's picture
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 11:47am

...seems overwhelming and destined for escalating calamity.

Crude oil supply has further been disrupted by attacks on pipelines in Nigeria that provides 400,000 barrels a DAY. Vigorous demands in China and other emerging markets are driving prices even higher. Saudi Arabia apparently does NOT have plans to increase production because they're uncertain about long-term future needs and if the consumption trend will be sustained. Mexico's oil fields are yielding less than expected.

wholderman's picture
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 2:43pm

...and women and children of course...ah yes, our beloved canines. What is it about a dog anyway? They never talk much about themselves, yet love to listen to us, and they act interested with what we have to say, they agree incessantly, are pleased with what we do versus what we should do, and provide unconditional love, security, and warmth (unlike the puppy peeing on your lap!). One minute you want to shoot them for tearing out the new bush you just planted, then the next, you inherit a fulltime job when you sratch their neck.

jtaylor's picture
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 1:05pm

The taco chain store was jammed, the teen staff making supremes and nachos as fast at their sanitary-gloved hands could move. But help was needed. And several staffers offered their bare, gotta-rub-my-nose mitts to mash together sliced lettuce and shredded cheese.

Is the slogan "Run (singular?) for the border?"

wholderman's picture
Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 10:18am the time he took the cast on his arm and leg, took a saw, and strategically cut holes in areas where they were annoying him. The ankle saw cut he made on his leg cast even startled him as when he stood up, the whole thing slid down, totally voiding the effect of immobilizing his knee!