cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Wisconsin's attorney general, J.B. Van Hollen, has issued a memorandum to law enforcement officers, district attorneys, sheriffs and deputies saying that open carry of a weapon is legal under Wisconsin's Constitution. He has gone on to further indicate that people can certainly expect to be stopped and questioned by law enforcement officers but that these occurrences should be minimal in terms of time.
Governor Doyle has given an indication that he is open to discussing an alternative to the Oil Company Assessment that you and me recognize as simply another reach into our pockets. So far as taxes are concerned, we are at the bottom of the food chain and that has gotten to be an increasingly expensive place.
The EPA has declared "greenhouse gases", including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), are major hazards to our health. Their conclusion was that these gases warrant action under federal air pollution laws.
This old term suggests the picture in our mind's eye of a person, mouth open, thirsting for a drink, and unable to get any water to drink due to the extreme force of the stream. Instead, the person risks being swept off his or her feet, still thirsting, soaked to the skin and lying in a puddle.