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Chinese + GOP Collusion = Methanol Plants Poisoning US Poor
If you know me at ...
BlackSheep1 04/16/2015 30 76 2 -
GOP Texas "Rising Star" Bush To Outsource Alamo Management
As if the nation hasn't suffered enough from the BS "leadership" of the Bush clan, George P got himself elected Land Commissioner in Texas, often one of the first steps toward the Governorship. (He'...
BlackSheep1 04/10/2015 28 20 - -
Offshore Oil Rig Explosion Kills 4
It sounds eerily familiar if you were one of the Gulf Watchers. Pemex lost a rig today; at least four people died.
BlackSheep1 04/01/2015 14 31 - -
NOAA's Orion: More than a Hurricane Hunter
This came to my attention today. Once I got over the "Wow, what *is* that?" reaction I had to the photo, (Thank you, Major Kong, for the aircraft ID!) found in a Twitter stream, I read ...
BlackSheep1 03/23/2015 11 33 - -
Inexcusable Arrogance
Ted Cruz, who thinks he's God's own gift to the universe, used his rhetorical powers of overblown fearmongering to scare a child into tears earlier today during a speech ...
BlackSheep1 03/15/2015 8 15 - -
Plane Crash Destroys TV Station's Tower
A pilot has been killed in a plane crash in East Lubbock that also destroyed a local TV station's broadcast tower. The affected station is KCBD TV; it is located near US 84 and Avenue A in Lubbock, ...
BlackSheep1 02/04/2015 29 23 - -
What Texas Democrats Believe
I'll be in and out today, but I found this and put it in the comments a few nights back, and somebody asked me to put it into a diary. So it's over the orange whangdoodle we go ...
BlackSheep1 08/26/2014 3 22 2 -
10-year-old rape victim retraumatized by Facebook
I make no secret of my loathing for the running open sewer that is Facebook. But here is another reason I feel this way: But soon after the sentencing - the boys avoided jail because of their age - ...
BlackSheep1 08/08/2014 65 31 - -
All You Need To Know About The Gee O Pee
Can be seen in a single image on today's Twitter: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BssQI0sCQAAQG5w....
BlackSheep1 07/16/2014 5 25 - -
Here we go again: GOP Squalls about VA Costs
I'll start this with the obligatory source quote. Note that the bolding's all mine. Several lawmakers at an initial meeting of House and Senate negotiators said the estimate improperly assumed that ...
BlackSheep1 06/26/2014 12 14 - -
Supreme Court: Child Rape Victim's Award Nullified
If you're eight or nine years old and you're raped and your rapist puts the photos on the internet, the United States Supreme Court says, it's wrong to seek compensatory damages from people who ...
BlackSheep1 04/23/2014 56 27 - -
COSMOS -- Don't miss the
premiere episode of the new version, encoring soon on National Geographic. A better Introduction than I can imagine is this one: The full episode is also ...
BlackSheep1 03/10/2014 41 16 1 -
Why I'm a Democrat? Um, well ...
I come to it from my parents' inclinations, in the days of LBJ vs. Goldwater, and because they remembered, firsthand, how FDR kept the country from falling apart. Oh, and from scripture. More ...
BlackSheep1 10/23/2013 8 20 - -
Rep. Randy Neugebauer Wrote Me Today
and I want to share with you just exactly how poorly this West Texas TEA Party Republican understands the law. The constitution. The role Congress' vote to shut down the government played in his "...
BlackSheep1 10/04/2013 32 22 - -
Cantor Continues Push to Starve US Working Poor
Congress is back in session. Eric Cantor is the House Majority Leader, proud partisan patrician proponent of ... pulling plates off poor peoples' tables to plump up prodigious windfalls for his ...
BlackSheep1 09/09/2013 12 28 - -
Fort Hood Shooter Sentenced to Death
The United States Military Courts Martial trial of Major Nidal Hasan has ended today with a sentence of death, one of only two options open to jurors. From the Fort Worth Star Telegram: FORT HOOD, ...
BlackSheep1 08/28/2013 36 3 - -
Fort Hood Shooter Convicted
Local news released this information , and I have seen the news on Twitter. KILLEEN, TX (CNN/RNN) – A military court has found Army Major Nidal Hasan guilty on 13 counts of murder and 32 ...
BlackSheep1 08/23/2013 18 9 - -
Fracking Texas: Water Woes Go On
....Started as a comment on a diary that's now inaccessible. Forgive the depth, but I won't apologize for the number of links. They're there to show what's going on, not just to puff up overseas-...
BlackSheep1 08/13/2013 51 109 5 -
West Explosion: Lax Enforcement Let Texas Fatal Explosion Happen, Says Chemical Safety Board
Not only that, they put the blame squarely on Federal agencies . Because the mishmash of regulations -- and the lack of funding for inspections and enforcement that have been hallmarks of the rush ...
BlackSheep1 06/28/2013 13 32 1 -
West, Texas: Ammonium Nitrate blew
According to a report on my local news (KCBD TV), as a result of the fire -- the cause of which investigators have not yet reported. Fort Worth's newspaper confirms this. The finding was expected, ...
BlackSheep1 05/07/2013 9 12 - -
West, Texas
It's a small town. Many here including Markos Moulitsas have condemned what they considered the inadequacies of the zoning laws in West, Texas prior to the destructive explosion a week ago. Others ...
BlackSheep1 04/23/2013 119 68 - -
Gulf Watchers: Another April Anniversary Approaches
Not a block party, though it is Friday night , and it's April again. Welcome to April 2013 -- how come it feels so much like déjà vu all over again ? So many things have ...
BlackSheep1 04/19/2013 30 19 2 -
Cooking Without Gas: Out of the Frying Pan
So, I talked about building a hobo stove last time. This time let's talk about how to use that stove. It's a portable campfire, that you can control. So it's a fire, meaning you need oxygen, fuel, ...
BlackSheep1 04/09/2013 53 73 6 -
Fort Hood Survivors Denied Purple Heart
This will be fairly short. I am an American veteran, and in my teens and early 20s was proud to be a GI in the US Air Force. What happened in November 2009 at Fort Hood shook the US military ...
BlackSheep1 04/02/2013 29 11 - -
Newtown Shooter's Obsession?
Yesterday's CBS evening news hinted at further details regarding the mental condition of the man who murdered his mother then shot his way into an elementary school on December 14, 2012. The 20-...
BlackSheep1 02/19/2013 106 18 - -
Cooking Without Gas: Not by Bread Alone
In the USA, many things can affect a person's ability to eat nutritiously and affordably. Of course, there's the availability of food. Noddy has written two recent, excellent diaries on how to ...
BlackSheep1 01/24/2013 40 43 6 -
What a Rotten Day this turned out to be: Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf has died
today . He was 78. He lived in Florida after his retirement. He wrote a book called "It Doesn't Take a Hero." Kind of ...
BlackSheep1 12/27/2012 13 22 1 -
So, Trust That University of Texas Frac-ing Study? Not So Much ...
I grew up in West Texas, on the edge of the Permian Basin oilpatch , where we first heard about OPEC when gas shot up to almost a buck a gallon back in the 1970s; but I'm a Democrat, and I ...
BlackSheep1 12/07/2012 8 8 - -
Anonymous Outs Paedophile Who Tortured Teen to Suicide
Anonymous, the group famous -- or is it infamous? -- for hi-profile, hi-securty information hijackings, has focused on a non-stereotypical target: the man the group says drove a 15-year-old Canadian ...
BlackSheep1 12/06/2012 11 30 - -
Happy Birthday, Mr. Vice President!
Short diary here. Just wanted an excuse to show off our Vice President : wish him a happy 70th birthday, and ...
BlackSheep1 11/20/2012 13 27 - -
It's OUR Country. Let's take it FORWARD.
We WON. It's OUR COUNTRY. Two days on, I'm relieved at the outcome, if not still slightly giddy at the smackdown handed to the ideals of Karl Rove and his bubble-inhabiting followers. Feels good, ...
BlackSheep1 11/08/2012 1 1 1 -
Who Vandalizes Obama Signs?
Here in Lubbock (pardon me if this has been diaried already, please: I did look and found nada), it appears to be, mostly, men . Young, white, privileged men -- I deduce privileged from (a) the ...
BlackSheep1 10/30/2012 49 25 - -
Sore Losers: Fox "News" Hosts Claim Biden Drunk During Debate
An Examiner article http://www.examiner.com/article/fox-news-pushes-conspiracy-theory-that-joe-biden-was-drunk-during-the-debate further illuminates the contentious comments, first floated via ...
BlackSheep1 10/13/2012 42 18 - -
Austin's Lynched Chair Landed
According to a report replayed on KCBD-TV Channel 11 tonight , Bud Johnson took the chair out of the tree on Thursday. Weeks after Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood's chair skit mocked President ...
BlackSheep1 09/24/2012 13 21 - 255
Julian Castro: Beyond the Lone Star
In the not-very-far-future, Texas' population will tip and the Caucasian fraction so used to being a "majority" will find itself in a "minority" position. The Federal courts have already decreed ...
BlackSheep1 09/04/2012 32 35 - 240
One Small Step ... Neil Armstrong has died
This is hard news for me to share. Neil Armstrong, the first man from Earth to walk on the moon, has died. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/25/us-usa-neilarmstrong-idUSBRE87O0B020120825 (...
BlackSheep1 08/25/2012 3 5 - 23
Lubbock County Commissioner tells Tom Head to go fishing
Y'all have heard and read some about our Lubbock County Judge , the IMNVHO not so honorable Tom Head , lately. County Judge Tom Head, who's not a lawyer -- nor even the commonest sort of county ...
BlackSheep1 08/23/2012 23 15 - 135
GOP: pro-rape & we know it, we're just afraid to show it
It's not even "objectively," any more. It's simply so, and has been since at least 1988 -- or at least, that's when it first came out in public, from as far back as Melissa Block's research went: ...
BlackSheep1 08/21/2012 8 5 - 77
Iowa's Steve King: Bring the Kids to the Dogfights!!!
So, you know, we have some principles when it comes to proper treatment of our four-footed cohabitors of Earth ... but evidently these are not universal principles. Behold Iowa Representative ...
BlackSheep1 08/13/2012 8 16 - 128
Air Minded: Park Your Plane @ Home
This is not a new dream, this notion that we could all have flying cars . Indeed the gadget-lovers, early-adopters, and otherwise impatient among us have been annoyed since reaching 21 only to find ...
BlackSheep1 07/02/2012 39 9 - 111
Texas Dad Cleared in Molester's Death
The Shiner, Texas area dad, 23, who beat a man to death upon catching that man molesting his daughter has been cleared of all charges. With his daughter finally safe, the father frantically called ...
BlackSheep1 06/21/2012 207 33 - 619
Timothy Bradley Overcomes Manny Pacquiao
The New York Times is reporting that on a split decision last night, Manny Pacquiao lost his welterweight match against Timothy Bradley. Unlike "Pac-Man" Pacquiao, Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley ...
BlackSheep1 06/10/2012 15 3 - 136
"We Have No Choice" -- Texas' Sonogram Law Exacerbates Mothers' Suffering
This is not my story. I'm past my childbearing years. But I do live in Texas, and I did find this horrifying. The mother and father of this child wanted this baby; they were prepared to give this ...
BlackSheep1 03/21/2012 11 39 - 154
Good Work Rewarded
I am an unabashed fan of Dan Rather. This year, he's won an award -- not just any award, but a lifetime achievement award.
BlackSheep1 11/21/2011 4 16 - 98
Rick Perry: Zero Foreign Aid to Israel
So, the NJDC sent me an email today. Now, I live in Texas. I've lived here most (thank you ceiling cat, fsm and all the gods) of my life. I ...
BlackSheep1 11/17/2011 62 - - 185
Dallas PD raids Occupy Dallas
Live coverage from wfaa channel 8: http://www.wfaa.com/home/Breaking-news-blog-Occupy-Dallas--134013573.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter ...
BlackSheep1 11/16/2011 33 26 2 168
Conspiracy against OWS?
From the NYT's account of today's happenings in and around Zuccotti Park, Canal Street, and Oakland: The operation in and around the park was a blow to the Occupy Wall Street ...
BlackSheep1 11/15/2011 7 4 - 77
Gulf Watchers Block Party: Hallowe'een?
So, since I've clearly not been able to prepare anything worthwhile for this diary, what can we find (over the jump)
BlackSheep1 10/28/2011 79 7 - 134
Gulf Watchers Block Party: Trek to NASA Edition
Hey, y'all. It's Friday night and time for a party ... and boy do I have reasons for one. First, Star Trek Day at Space Center Houston -- I ...
BlackSheep1 10/07/2011 137 12 - 135
CAF Airsho 2011: A Preview
I'm the daughter of a pair of defense workers of World War II -- more specifically, two Texans who spent the war years in California, as welders in the Kaiser Permanente Shipyards. Dad, who had ...
BlackSheep1 10/07/2011 8 5 - 40
Gulf Watchers Block Party: Road Trip Edition
Hey y'all. It's Friday night and it's time for a block party. In light of Bob Cavnar ...
BlackSheep1 09/16/2011 45 10 - 50
Gulf Watchers Block Party: Burning State Edition
I confess, I've been away from DKos a lot lately. The pie fights were pretty stinkin' depressing BEFORE the craptacular governor of my state OFFICIALLY launched his bid to follow his predecessor to ...
BlackSheep1 09/09/2011 54 12 - 106
Texas Jury Convicts FLDS Polygamist/Pederast Warren Jeffs
This will be a very short diary, and I can only offer a very few links including a local TV news channel's ...
BlackSheep1 08/04/2011 70 33 - 200
Gulf Watchers Friday Night Block Party
Hey there everybody -- it's Friday night, and it's gotta be five o clock somewhere . Can we get together on behalf of the Gulf Watchers and ...
BlackSheep1 07/22/2011 86 11 - 88
Good News @ the Big Spring VA Hospital
Hi. I was asked to turn a comment I wrote last night into a diary. So ... here goes. I'm a US Air Force veteran. I enlisted straight out of high school. Jimmy Carter was the President. My DD214 ...
BlackSheep1 07/21/2011 32 56 3 169
Gulf Watchers Block Party: Godspeed Edition
Hey, everybody. It's Friday evening, so it must be time for a Block Party . ...
BlackSheep1 07/08/2011 87 12 - 181
How Low Will The GOP Go in Treatment of Women?
We haven't seen the bottom yet, ...
BlackSheep1 05/27/2011 15 30 - 99
Friday Night Block Party: Not Quite Gentian Violet Edition
Bluebells , ...
BlackSheep1 05/20/2011 33 8 - 112
Block Party: Look -- up in the Sky!!!
Hey there everybody, it's Friday night! Welcome to the Gulf Watchers Block Party! Golden Anniversaries -- let's celebrate some ...
BlackSheep1 05/06/2011 78 13 - 162
Gulf Watchers Block Party: Burning Edition
Welcome to the Gulf Watchers Block Party for Earth Day 2011 ! ...
BlackSheep1 04/22/2011 62 18 - 234
RKBA: ALL Our Rights Matter
Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a DKos group of second amendment supporters who also have ...
BlackSheep1 04/12/2011 98 29 - 459
Gulf Watchers Block Party: Déjà Vu edition -- again
Welcome to April 2011 -- how come it feels so much like déjà vu? It'...
BlackSheep1 04/01/2011 151 25 3 291
Gulf Watchers Block Party: Ballads
Well, let's see ... it's Friday evening, so, it's time for the Block Party. Gulf Watchers have an AUV under the surface -- it's this one -- ...
BlackSheep1 03/18/2011 241 18 - 447
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