In Back to the Future Part 2, Doc makes a statement I can identify with:
Doc: The time-traveling is just too dangerous. Better that I devote myself to study the other great mystery of the universe: women!
"Most of these kids, they think they poop ice cream. But kids come here because they want to be coached and they want to be challenged," Memphis coach John Calipari said. "I get emotional. I'm hard. I say tough things and I tell the truth on the fly and they know that."It would be great if you actually did poop ice cream. It would be terrible if you only thought you did.
Brooks, Dunn done in Tampa BayIt's rough out there for the veterans. Teams are always bringing in young guys like Big & Rich (yes, I did have to do a little research to find the name of a country duo for this sentence. what of it?)
Less than two months after it closed in the Kansas City Power & Light District, Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que will return.For the record, Famous Dave's isn't good, but it's a better than Old Chicago. On the other hand, if they can put the Peachtree in down there, why couldn't a local barbecue joint work?
The operation, at 131 E. 14th St., wanted to convert to an Old Chicago and had already started remodeling.
But a deal couldn’t be worked out with landlord, the Cordish Co.
A couple of weeks before the Alaska legislature began this year's session, a bipartisan group of state senators on a retreat a few hours from here invited Gov. Sarah Palin to join them. Accompanied by a retinue of advisers, she took a seat at one end of a conference table and listened passively as Gary Stevens, the president of the Alaska Senate, a former college history professor and a low-key Republican with a reputation for congeniality, expressed delight at her presence.She is in charge of an entire state. She could have been in charge of our country. The Republican Party, taking government seriously!
Would the governor, a smiling Stevens asked, like to share some of her plans and proposals for the coming legislative session?
Palin looked around the room and paused, according to several senators present. "I feel like you guys are always trying to put me on the spot," she said finally, as the room became silent.
Last week the Federal Reserve released the results of the latest Survey of Consumer Finances, a triennial report on the assets and liabilities of American households. The bottom line is that there has been basically no wealth creation at all since the turn of the millennium: the net worth of the average American household, adjusted for inflation, is lower now than it was in 2001.Perhaps this is a contributing factor to the broad support for the economic stimulus package, no matter what conservative knuckleheads say.
A group of fifth graders huddled around laptop computers in the school library overseen by Ms. Rosalia and scanned allaboutexplorers.com, a Web site that, unbeknownst to the children, was intentionally peppered with false facts.Librarians are as crucial as ever. Their jobs have changed a little, but they are still the best resource out there to help you find the answer. That's a pretty important job.
Ms. Rosalia, the school librarian at Public School 225, a combined elementary and middle school in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, urged caution. “Don’t answer your questions with the first piece of information that you find,” she warned.
Most of the students ignored her, as she knew they would. But Nozimakon Omonullaeva, 11, noticed something odd on a page about Christopher Columbus.
“It says the Indians enjoyed the cellphones and computers brought by Columbus!” Nozimakon exclaimed, pointing at the screen. “That’s wrong.”
...Soon Ms. Rosalia progressed to teaching students how to ask more sophisticated questions during research projects, how to decode Internet addresses and how to assess the authors and biases of a Web site’s content.
Even teachers find that they learn from Ms. Rosalia. “I was aware that not everything on the Internet is believable,” said Joanna Messina, who began taking her fifth-grade classes to the library this year. “But I wouldn’t go as far as to evaluate the whole site or look at the authors.”
Combining new literacy with the old, Ms. Rosalia invites students to write book reviews that she posts in the library’s online catalog. She helped a math teacher design a class blog. She urges students to use electronic databases linked from the library’s home page.
While car purchases plummeted and designer clothes mostly stayed on the racks, sales of condoms in the U.S. rose 5% in the fourth quarter of 2008, and 6% in January vs. the same time periods the previous year, The Nielsen Co. reports.Yeah for us!
“When (President Franklin) Roosevelt did this, he put our country into a Great Depression,” Austria said. “He tried to borrow and spend, he tried to use the Keynesian approach, and our country ended up in a Great Depression. That’s just history.”This seems like a pretty significant power that Democratic presidents have. You would think they might find a better use for it than ruining the economy. On the other hand, they do hate America so...
Most historians date the beginning of the Great Depression at or shortly after the stock-market crash of 1929; Roosevelt took office in 1933.
Coach Finstock: There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese.
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