Monthly Archives: February 2011

Was the real exercise on mid-century playgrounds one of population control?

A bounce house in Arizona blew away like in “The Wizard of Oz,” injuring 2 children. When a gust of wind lifted the bounce house about 80 feet in the air, it dumped a 9-year- old girl out on the yard. Her 11-year-old sister landed on the roof of a… Continue reading

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TV Reporter suffered migraine not stroke – and migraine is NOT “just a headache”

Doctors: TV Reporter suffered migraine not stroke This poor woman, Serene Branson, a reporter for KCBS in Los Angeles experienced a migraine, while on the air, reporting from the Grammy awards. Everyone thought it was a stroke. However, subsequent… Continue reading

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Texas: We already have a gas tax. Since when is it a “sin” to drive the car or truck of our choice?

Texas state officials may consider a $100 surcharge on the purchase of some new vehicles that don’t meet federal fuel efficiency standards. State Representative Rep. Lon Burnam, Democrat from Fort Worth has compared the surcharge to the “sin taxes… Continue reading

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Dallas ice storm has trumped Super Bowl?

The Dallas ice storm has snatched a lot of attention from the SuperBowl. I am picturing Jerry Jones looking as annoyed and incredulous as Jack Nicholson’s Joker in BATMAN: “Can somebody tell me what kind of a world we live in, where a man dressed … Continue reading

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