“He’s an innocent man,” Parham said today. “There is nothing...– Prisoner ordered free from Texas’ death row | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
I have been part of this debate for years, but things do get settled and this...– Quote For The Day - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
In their current anti-NPR initiative, Fox and the Republicans would like to...– Why NPR Matters (Long) - James Fallows - National - The Atlantic Read it all. It’s worth it.
Margaret, all it takes is ten minutes of channel surfing and you quickly find...– I love Margaret and Helen. Check it out — I promise it’s a quick read, and both true and entertaining!
Yesterday, I rode the bus for the first time from the stop near my house, and ended up chatting with a lifelong neighborhood resident who has just moved to Arizona, and was back visiting family. We talked about the vagaries of the city bus system, and then after a pause, he said, “You know, you may have heard us talking about you people, how we don’t want you here. A lot of people...
Every Tuesday, about 200 girls at a high school in Texas don’t wear makeup to school, and they wear t-shirts that say “Redefining Beautiful.” If you ever went to high school in Texas, you know how hard that must have been to start! It sounds like a really awesome, positive thing. You go, girls! (See story at the Houston Chronicle)
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Terry O’Rourke, the first assistant in the Harris County Attorney’s office, told TPMMuckraker that there have been allegations of poll watchers talking to voters, which they are not allowed to do, as well as hovering over voters as they are waiting to vote. He said the complaints came from Kashmere Gardens, Moody Park, Sunnyside and other predominantly minority neighborhoods of the...
I love seeing a Texas team beating up on the damn Yankees! The AL championship series has turned into the one-sided affair many expected — except that it’s the Texas Rangers who are one win from the World Series, not the New York Yankees. (AP via Houston Chronicle)
The American people are about to give Republicans a second chance that we know...– ThinkProgress » GOP Rep. McClintock: Republicans ‘Don’t Deserve’ A ‘Second Chance,’ Whitman Lacks ‘Principles’
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There are days when I think John McCain is proof that body snatchers exist.
Chart Of The Day - Smart kids grow up to drink... →
I’m not a miracle. And neither are the Chilean miners. We are all alive...– Roger Ebert, What do you mean by a miracle?
Casey at the Bat: A letter to a small-town... →
caseymichel: Instead of getting my drink on with fellow alumni, soddening my way through a Thursday night homecoming on campus, I decided to write a letter to The Voice in the Desert, a small-timey newspaper that reaches 2,600 in the greater Cochise, AZ region. I picked up the October edition of the newspaper…
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Particularly troublesome, Wilentz says, are the gross historical inaccuracies...– Glenn Beck: Drawing On 1950s Extremism? : NPR
“This sort of tactic is obviously not new,” she says. “The...– Candidates’ Racy Photos Raise Sexism, Privacy Issues : NPR
Amateurs who know nothing of science don’t attempt to dictate what goes...– Worlds foremost atheist speaks on evolution, Texas and theocracies | SciGuy | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Now, from his base on Haiti, Columbus sent expedition after expedition into the...– Columbus Peoples Hx Zinn
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Homecoming Mums In Texas: Five Examples Of An Arms... →
Either the Houston Press is desperate, or the writers need to get out of the city more. With the exception of the size of that boy’s mum (but not the fact that he has one), none of these are new trends. At my small town high school, we were doing all of these things in the early 1990s. And my town was definitely not cutting edge.
clientsfromhell: Client: ”Because this is the first time that we’ve met, I want to be completely upfront and honest with you. I want to let you know that about five years ago I was in a mental institution, but then I found Jesus and he showed me a vision. That vision was what I want to discuss with you today.” Me: ”Okay.. How can I help you?” Client: ”I want you to design some business cards...
We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom...– FDR via Recovering Straight Girl » Blog Archive » The Second Bill of Rights
I’ve read where some people have said that bullying has always been around, why is this different? It is different for so many reasons. The Internet, for one. Think about instances when you were growing up and were a victim of or witnessed bullying. Now think how bad it would have been with Facebook, texting, and the w…eb. And for gay kids, bullying can exacerbate an already terrible...