Archive | May, 2011

This is getting completely out of hand

People keep sending ‘em in. Plus, I can quit any time I want to. Really.

Keep ‘em coming if you want, but it’s going to have to top these.

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A late entry on the John Edwards photo

Following up on my public musing on what I would do with this useless photo of John Edwards and me, and the first suggested photoshop of the photo, Alfred Stanley turned in this effort today – me with Newt Gingrich’s crazy-looking wife.

The hits just keep on comin’. Somebody send it with a Star Wars character, then we’ll talk.

Update: aaand it only took a minute.

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Buzz from the TV show – Perry’s Presidential aspirations get real

On last night’s edition of “Capital Tonight” on YNN, the conversation naturally turned to analysis on Governor Rick Perry’s odds of running for President. Here’s part of the conversation with YNN’s Paul Brown with Republican colleague Ted Delisi.

Leave me a comment on your thoughts…will Perry run? If so, will Republican voters nominate him? If not, why not?

This week’s episode also features two of my favorite Capitol people – Republican Senator Bob Deuell, and Democratic Senator Leticia Van de Putte. You can watch the entire special one-hour episode here, and the show will air on Austin TV on Sunday morning at 11 am on YNN.

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Apparently THIS is what.

On the post below this one, I wondered out loud what to do with a now-pointless photo of John Edwards and me. My old friend and ace photographer Sylvia Brogdon answered the call, with her mad photoshop skills.

Problem solved.

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Great. Just Great.

NOW what am I supposed to do with this stupid photo?

One Dim Bulb, John Edwards

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Border security.

It’s time we took it seriously.

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Rapture update

Well this turned out to be a non-event. Nothing is hap

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Headline of the day so far

I have to believe that CNN will change this headline as soon as the stuffed shirts at the CNN Center in Atlanta figure out what somebody with a highly-advanced sense of humor has done, so I have also reproduced it below via screen shot.

Also, does Florida Governor Rick Scott remind anybody of this photo of Newt’s wife?

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Buzz from the TV show – Rick Perry Presidential distraction?

On last night’s “Capital Tonight,” both Ted Delisi and I were asked about the resurgence of talk about Rick Perry running for President. Of the country. This country. Yeah, me too.

Anyway, here was my answer.

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. In addition to serious discussion about General Sanchez, last week’s input seemed to turn into a referendum on my tie, sadly. Hopefully I did better this time.

Here’s where you can watch the entire show on YNN’s website, which I hope you do. It’s really a good show, despite the fact that I’m on it.

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Headline of the day so far

Yes, there is no better indicator of somebody being missing than this.

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Appropriate quote of the day

“The next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please, pay attention.”

– Molly Ivins

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Quote of the day

‎”The next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please, pay attention.” — Molly Ivins

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Buzz from the TV show – General Ricardo Sanchez

Funny thing happened on the TV show on YNN last Thursday night. I was asked a question about General Ricardo Sanchez considering a run for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in 2012. I answered the question, and moved on.

But after leaving the studio and switching my phone off silent mode, I found many (as in, more than ten) text messages from random friends and acquaintances, every one of whom had a positive reaction to my answer to that question. I’ve never gotten a response like that from anything ever discussed on any episode of the show all session long, so I was a bit surprised.

So,  let’s have an open discussion in the comments section. Do you agree with my answer? Do you think I was too hard on General Sanchez? Let me know that too, I’d love to hear your views. And if you are General Sanchez, I’m guessing YNN would love to have you as a guest on the show.

You can watch the entire episode here, as well as all past episodes. Capital Tonight airs live on Thursdays at 6 pm on YNN, if you’re in the Austin area. We do get into all sorts of interesting stuff, so give it a try!

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TPA weekly blog round-up

The Texas Progressive Alliance salutes the final voyage of the “Endeavour” as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff took a look at the proposed new map for the State Senate and the effect it could have on incumbent Senators.

The guy in charge of the Letters From Texas blog, which isn’t the Capitol Annex blog, published a guest post entitled “Caught in the zipper,” written by the guy in charge of the Capitol Annex blog, which isn’t the Letters From Texas blog. Confused yet? Our work here is done.

WCNews at Eye On Williamson has the latest installment of My Congressman is an idiot – John Carter praises Socialism.

refinish69 at Doing My Part for The Left is getting fed up with The Texas Ledge…The Gift That Keeps On Giving. The only cure for the Herpes that is the Texas Ledge is to vote the jerks out of office.

Why Osama’s porn stash matters, at least according to PDiddie at Brains and Eggs.

Libby Shaw over at TexasKaos helps us understand how and why the GOP stands by its men over at Big Oil.

Stace at DosCentavos reports on a press conference put on by a coalition of 16 pro-migrant organization who slammed the Texas Legislature’s HB12–the bill to ban nonexistent sanctuary-cities. It’s worse that Arizona, believe it or not.

Neil at Texas Liberal posted about a furniture designer in the Netherlands who asked if he could use a picture posted at Texas Liberal to showcase a table he was designing. You never know when the efforts you make in life will be of benefit to someone else.

This week, Nat-Wu at Three Wise Men takes a look at the surprising results of the elections in Irving.

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The guy in charge of the Letters From Texas blog, which isn’t the Capitol Annex blog, published a guest post entitled “Caught in the zipper,” written by the guy in charge of the Capitol Annex blog, which isn’t the Letters From Texas blog. Confused yet? Our work here is done.

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