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Lt. Governor Candidate Stoops To Saturday Night Live Level Of Campaign Silliness [VIDEO]

I really don't care what you think of my politics. I also know I'm not going to change your mind (nor do I want to). My job is to look for satire and this ad is ridiculous.

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Obama’s Latte Salute Is The Latest Target Of Haters

So the President exited Air Force One with a drink in his hand. He then saluted the military with the cup in his hand. Some folks with axes to grind see this as disrespect for the military. I see it as absent minded behavior from a guy who just ordered military strikes and was on his way to meet with his allies.

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Rick Perry Indicted on Two Charges of Abuse of Power

UPDATE (8/16): Gov. Perry addressed Friday's indictments in a short press conference, today.  "We don’t settle political differences with indictments in this country," he said. "It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state’s constitution. This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and I will not allow that to happen." Perry further added: "I intend to fight against those who would erode our state’s constitution and laws purely for political purposes and I intend to win."

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LP&L Director Gets $700,000.00 Just To Go Away

I don't know much about this situation. I just know when taxpayers are getting a raw deal.  Think about what you could be for $700 K.  How about 20 cars?  7 houses? A few college educations?  You do the math based on the way you live and figure it out.

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It’s Time To Raise The Minimum Wage

The Federal minimum wage sits at $7.25 an hour.  Fast food workers are scheduled to walk off the job in about 100 cities today.  Corporate profits are at all time highs. Even congress has raised their own wages several times since the minimum wage was last raised.  So what's the problem?

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Will The Next New City Council Asshat Please Step Up?

I used to have high reverence for people who ran for public office.  They do give up a lot and in some instances are not even paid for their service. I no longer feel that way.  I've seen far to many who are doing it for motivations that have nothing to do with "service".

Now, Councilman Todd Klein has announced he will not run for re-election and I'll be happy to hold the door open for him.

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Dear District One Voters-You Blew It.

It looks like Councilman Victor Hernandez is here to stay after a failed recall vote.  This incredible ass-hat has dodged another bullet and it is out and out embarrassing.

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Nutjob Pastor Comes Out Against Girl Scout Cookies

Who doesn't love Girl Scout Cookies?  It turns out homophobic right wing radio pastors don't.  Pastor Kevin Swanson accuses the Girl Scouts of everything from promoting a "gay and lesbian agenda" to supporting abortion.

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Dump The Arrogant Councilman Once And For All

Despite what you might think, I'm not super "up" on local politics. The only reasons I watch what's going on at all is to have stuff to poke fun at on the radio. Over the years I've watched Victor Hernandez embarrass the city, gum up the works and cost us much more than he should of in time, effort and money.

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Klein Panders To Public With Proposed Distracted Driving Campaign

Kids, this is called "pandering" or 'sucking up to the home crowd'.   Instead of dealing with the real issues of the day, one of our councilmen is using the old political smoke and mirrors trick of putting an issue up front that nobody really can object to.

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Time To Put Up Or Shut Up In Local Politics

District One voters in Lubbock have one of the ultimate tools in democracy at their fingertips beginning today.  Early voting has started in the recall election for Victor Hernandez.  I am advocating that we send a strong message to Mr. Hernandez and to the council at large by voting him out.

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Do You Think It’s Time To Change Out Congressmen?

Here's a sad fact-congress has a 5% approval rating, yet 90% of incumbents get re-elected. What? Why do we keep sending back the people who have lost touch with their voting base? With the recent (and ongoing) government shutdown, it's time we send a strong message that (cue the Twisted Sister) we're not going to take it anymore.

 

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