There has to be some level of poetic justice and cosmic symmetry in the event behind this headline at the National Journal: Erupting Urinal Soaks House Press Gallery
I’ll leave it up to the reader to figure out precisely what it is.
The Roswell Chicken Man, Andrew Wordes Interview
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Fourth Estate or Fourth Branch of Government?excerpted from the book
a guide to detecting bias in news media
by Martin A. Lee & Norman SolomonA Lyle Stuart Book, Carol Publishing Group, 1990 p103
Also, get or have the jump on. Achieve a distinct advantage over someone, especially through early or quick action; get a head start.
For example, Their book on electronic communication has the drop on all the others, or We really got the jump on the competition.
The first of these slangy expressions dates from the mid-1800s and originally alluded to pointing one’s gun at someone before he pointed his at you. It was transferred to more general use by about 1900.
The second, which uses jump in the sense of “start,” dates from about 1900.
Things stir beyond the frontiers. If we are not to swirl down history’s drain while singing We Shall Overcome, perhaps we should begin again to pay attention to ability. It is one thing, and a good thing, to insist on equality of opportunity. Them as can cut the mustard should have access to mustard. But affirmative action, meaning the hiring of those who would not be hired on their merit, lowers competitiveness in a world that is not going to cut the US any slack. White European males have been far away and gone the world’s most bounteous fountains of the sciences. Maybe we should keep them, even encourage them. The deliberate enstupidation of the schools to favor the unable, to make those who can’t or won’t look as if they could or have, is auto-Kevoirkian governance.
If those who detest white European males can do better, they should. Show me. I am waiting. Meanwhile, let them eat goose who do not like golden eggs.
via Fred On Everything.