Daily Archives: March 30, 2012

Friday random ten: Opening day

Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes it rains. But all the time, there’s Friday Random Ten. 1. Opening Ceremonies – from the “Chess” soundtrack 2. Opening: I Can’t Turn You Loose – Blues Brothers 3. Open All Night – … Continue reading

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There’s only one Democrat running in CD22

We all need to be clear about that. Both candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the congressional seat famously held for two decades by Tom DeLay, the former House majority leader, are unusual. K.P. George’s background makes him an improbable … Continue reading

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If it walks like a PAC and talks like a PAC…

…the odds are pretty good that it’s a PAC. A Travis County district court judge ruled this week that a Houston-based tea party group is not a nonprofit corporation as it claims, but an unregistered political action committee that illegally … Continue reading

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Rick Perry and pink slime

Two great tastes that taste great together. Gov. Rick Perry is defending so-called “pink slime” in a statement issued in conjunction with Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt … Continue reading

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Are you smarter than a Texas high school student?

Well, why don’t you take this sample STAAR test and find out? It’s very much non-trivial. I got 11 out of 15 correct – I punted on the two physics questions and on the first World History question, though in … Continue reading

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