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|Chinese + GOP Collusion = Methanol Plants Poisoning US Poor
If you know me at ...
|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'...
|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.
|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 ...
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 ...
|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, ...
|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 ...
|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 - ...
|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....
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 "...
|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 ...
|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, ...
|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 ...
|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-...
|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 ...
|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, ...
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 ...
|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 ...
|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, ...
|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 ...
|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-...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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, ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 (...
|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 ...
|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: ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|"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 ...
|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.
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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)
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|Gulf Watchers Block Party: Godspeed Edition
Hey, everybody. It's Friday evening, so it must be time for a Block Party . ...
|How Low Will The GOP Go in Treatment of Women?
We haven't seen the bottom yet, ...
|Friday Night Block Party: Not Quite Gentian Violet Edition
Bluebells , ...
|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 ...
|Gulf Watchers Block Party: Burning Edition
Welcome to the Gulf Watchers Block Party for Earth Day 2011 ! ...
|RKBA: ALL Our Rights Matter
Right to Keep and Bear Arms is a DKos group of second amendment supporters who also have ...
|Gulf Watchers Block Party: Déjà Vu edition -- again
Welcome to April 2011 -- how come it feels so much like déjà vu? It'...
|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 -- ...
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