Poll: 3 out of 5 feel that summer is hotter than winter

I just don’t get *news* stories like this one at cbs13.com (via AP):

Poll: Californians Worried About College Costs

A new poll shows Californians are worried about higher education funding cuts they fear qualified people won’t get to college. A Public Policy Institute of California telephone survey of about 2,500 people finds half of parents with children 18 or under are very worried about being able to afford a college education for their children.

Really? You don’t say. Let me dust off my sociology degree for a second and suggest that all parents from the beginning of time have been very worried about being able to afford a college education for their children. Sure, there is a sector of the population with tons o’cash who may never actually sit down on their Italian leather sofa (try not humming that tune now, btw) and *worry*, but a headline letting us know that Californians are just worried about college costs doesn’t really help anyone, right?

I know I’m a curmudgeon, but if all you hear is that the sky is falling with no end in sight, because of the budget, of course people will be worried about the cost of EVERYTHING.

Cap’n Obvious: Speakerphones

I’d like to introduce a new category to help organize our thoughts and opinions about topics we at The Sac Rag feel are, well, obvious. I am labeling this category “Cap’n Obvious” in reference to what I call people who say things like “Hey, that reminds me of that one episode of ‘Seinfeld’” when I make a joke about having a contest to see who can go the longest without pleasuring themselves.

Now that I have your attention …

Hey, Sacramento, holding your cell phone up to your mouth using the speakerphone feature is still dangerous even if you think it is somehow allowed under the Hands Free law that went into effect last year.

(e) This section does not apply to a person when using a digital two-way radio that utilizes a wireless telephone that operates by depressing a push-to-talk feature and does not require immediate proximity to the ear of the user, and the person is driving one of the following vehicles:

You know, unless you are operating an implement of husbandry of course. Carry on, please.

There is, however, an exception for dialing.