Tag Archive for Texas

Voices From Street Corners (Vol.11)

HomelessSign

Today was a beautiful day in Laguna Niguel. With the Sun again being out, I saw the people at the Street Corners yet again trying to call upon the generosity of the community to help them through these very trying times. One of those voices was a single mother of two children.

50 Years Ago Today And Not Much Has Changed

On September 12, 1960 Senator John Kennedy of Massachusetts gave a speech to the Houston Ministerial Association at the Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas. He faced great skepticism at that time for a number of reasons not least among which was his faith. He was a practicing Catholic. All American presidents to that point had…

Editing Textbooks with a Conservative Bias

In case you missed this story over the weekend, the Texas Legislature has approved sweeping new changes to the content of textbooks used by schoolchildren there. And since Texas is the second largest market for textbooks in the nation and California likely won’t be ordering new editions of textbooks until 2014, these edits — which…

…And They Say California is Crazy?

Oh, how I miss Molly Ivins. "This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage." That’s from a 2005 amendment to the Texas state constitution. It was passed by the “lege” as Molly used to refer to the state legislature. The amendment…

Don’t Tell Chuck DeVore

Everyone but those living under rocks knows that the healthcare overhaul working its way through the bowels of Washington is a sticky mess. Centrists think it’s over-reaching. Republicans would rather sacrifice the well-being of the uninsured and under-insured than give President Obama and the Democrats a sustaining victory. Liberals and Progressives worry that the concessions…

Remembering Stonewall? Seven arrested in Texas gay bar ‘raid’

Men charged with ‘public intoxication’ on Stonewall’s 40th anniversary By LOU CHIBBARO JR, Washington Blade:  Seven customers were arrested for public intoxication at a Fort Worth, Texas, gay bar shortly after midnight Sunday. Angry gay activists said the incident mimicked the famous police raid on the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village…

Will Texas Secede from the Union?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LHrIxc-QyE[/youtube] Back in 2004, when George W. Bush won the smallest precentage victory for the re-election of a president in wartime, HBO host Bill Maher had a commentary on Real Time where he used a phrase to descrive the South, “Upon further review, you can go.” making a reference to the South’s attempt to secede from…