Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

logrolling [lawg-roh-ling, log-], noun, 
  1. U.S. Politics. the exchange of support or favors, especially by legislators for mutual political gain as by voting for each other's bills. 
  2. cronyism or mutual favoritism among writers, editors, or critics, as in the form of reciprocal flattering reviews; back scratching. 
QUOTES: While spending on earmarks is a tiny portion of the budget, critics like Mr. Flake and Mr. Boehner said they played an insidious role in pushing up federal spending through what is known in legislative terms as logrolling.

gangsta lean
  • A common driving position in which the driver holds the wheel with his left hand while leaning to his right toward the passenger seat, usually bobbing his head or bumpin' with the beat. It's a pretty badass way to drive. This move works best in a Chevy Caprice or any pimp-style car with a 3-person front seat.
"...with a hellafied gangsta lean, gettin' funky on da mike like an ol' bunch of collard greens..." -Snoop Dogg

Sammy was gangsta leanin' so hard yesterday that his head was partially out the passenger window. What a pimp. 

  • Kenesaw Mountain Landis: judge was elected the first commissioner of baseball after the Black Sox scandal (1920)
  • Leon Trotsky: was expelled from the Communist Party and Joseph Stalin became the Soviet ruler (1927)
  • Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge: eight-mile-long structure opened for traffic (1936)
  • Ellis Island: the New York Harbor facility, which served more than 12 million immigrants, was closed (1954)
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815
  • Auguste Rodin 1840
  • Jo Stafford 1918
  • Richard Quine 1920
  • Kim Hunter 1922
  • Sunset Carson (Michael Harrison) 1922
  • Grace Kelly 1929
  • Jack Oakie 1930
  • Charles Manson 1934
  • Ruby Nash Curtis (Ruby & the Romantics) 1939
  • Brian Hyland 1943
  • Wallace Shawn 1943
  • Jimmy Hayes (Persuasions) 1943
  • Al Michaels 1944
  • Booker T. Jones (Booker T. & the MGs) 1944
  • Neil Young 1945
  • Barbara Fairchild 1950
  • Megan Mullally 1958
  • Nadia Comaneci 1961
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth) 1964
  • Tony Montana (Great White) 1965
  • Tonya Harding 1970
  • Angela Watson 1974
  • Tevin Campbell 1976
  • Anne Hathaway 1982