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Politics in Goliad county has always seemed from the outside looking in like a handful of highschoolers squabbling over who got picked as homecoming king and queen. A bunch of grown adults with nothing more to do than claim vendettas and nemeses...on the taxpayer's dime.
Yes it is Glen… yesterday I wore my Astro cap to the breakfast meeting and as I was exiting a couple of strangers gave me the thumps up and said “ Go Astros.” Don’t know their politics and don’t care.
I wonder why this family is a part of the GOP when so many high-level GOP politicians are accused to the very same thing. Sad to see.
TOO the Family you have my deepest sympathy. Isaac Jefferson Jr
Glen or Janice Ullman
Your right about them Astros, and everything else. It’s refreshing / relaxing to see some good ball games with all them Americans rooting for a common cause, like the good old days. Helps block out the Trump’s trickle downers…Glen
Thoughts and prayers to our family in this time of sorrow.
Rick, Kim, and Kaidyn[offtopic]
Rick, I do watch the Covid numbers. All the numbers: local, state, nation, and the world because the virus doesn't have boundaries. It's plain to see that the areas with the higher percentage vaccinated have fewer new cases....It's all about individual vs community.
I have read one of the places that photos like this are shared are on instant messaging services. The company's providing the services know about these photos but do not report. Some how it keeps the photos off the main drive.
There are extremists on both sides is vague because proportionally it doesn't compute and I have the receipts to prove it. It's not a party decision, it's an OSHA one designed to keep the workplace free from the virus. Tell the Chamber of Commerce and companies with a 100 employees or more that they don't have the right to keep their workplace and vaccinated employees free from the virus. The unvaccinated have options, they can get tested once a week (which makes it expensive for the company) work from home, use a credible medical or religious exemption, or quit or get fired. There is no such thing as a nonpartisan; I think you are confusing it with having a different opinion. Libertarians don't like government. How can they ever be successful at governing?
There are extremists on both sides. Have you seen the latest COVID numbers? 2 cases yesterday and like 89 active cases. Neither party has a right to tell an employer what to do. I don't feel like they have a right to tell a citizen what to do when it comes to a vaccine. I know many feel differently. I'm hoping that has non partisan people watch the two parties implode, maybe they'll look outside the box. I'm not hopeful though.
Allen T Coffey
I agree Allen even though he’s beating those two by a wide margin in the polls I saw
I agree Dan… I can’t believe that persons who served in the military with distinction are making a hero out of a military officer who willfully disobeyed a lawful order. Those same people are against the DOJ investigating threatening school board members and teachers. It’s a freedom to protest issue for them…..I’m afraid it’s much larger than a lone wolf issue. Democrats didn’t attack the Capitol and I haven’t heard of an armed protest against Abbott’s mandates. W just don’t roll that way and it’s hard to understand people that do.
Excellent question Allen. The Jan 6 panel said they have information that we haven’t heard about that will send chills up our spin. The information out there is scary enough. White supremacists and Trump loyalists attacking the Capitol is one thing but if police officers,military personnel and legislators are among them it becomes a conspiracy to overturn an election. Threatening teachers,school board members and administrators at the local level should gives us pause. I don’t have any proposals because I don’t understand the opposition i.e. people on the right who are fully vaccinated are urging people to fight a mandate…# freebrandon
I agree with the strength and founding principles of our democracy are strong. Our magnificent Constitution and institutions will survive and evolve to meet the future.
There is still a dark corner of my mind where lurks our most dangerous evil. When we watch and learn the motives of the far, far right. Each bag of nuts love to beat their chest, wave the weapons that signifies the power to effect damage to our population.
They are a very scary bunch but somewhere within that nest of Anarchist is a single malignant soul. The next Timothy McVeigh……
Interesting. I saw your title, "It's Getting Too Hostile," Mike, and was expecting a post much different than the one I read. It seems to me that you're still gobsmacked by the hostility, but really haven't found a way to process yet into a blog with proposals to end it.
Am I wrong?
I think that Abbott is terrified that Allen West might make Trump change his mind about who he's endorsing, so no matter how right-wing West goes, Abbott must go farther, or, as someone put it, "If he cries, you cry harder!"
My vote is with the “and” conjunction. Remember — Kolkhorst was also the primary author of SB6, the infamous “Bathroom Bill.”
Condolences and Prayers to the family
From Mr and Mrs Michael Langenberg and family
Pastor Green was wonderful to my father before he passed. He is truly a blessing to folks he ministers to.
Almost a week later, and I'm still at a loss for words. So many memories, but the words won't come. Monett, Kolten, Tehya, I'm truly sorry for your loss. I continue to pray for peace and guidance for you all. Love you all.
Quincy, I'll have to reply to both your comments in this one space. I wasn't disputing Mary Ann's claim, just asking for the source. As for Fox News, I have no idea what they say about anything. I don't watch TV except for Jeopardy! with dinner. The comments in the VA are as close as I come to media bullshirt, including Faux News. No point in my getting all worked up over something I have absolutely no way to change. Riding my bicycle all over town is a lot more fun. Perhaps when you become a geezer you'll feel the same.[beam]
Try interviews with the Border Patrol Glenn! The FOX News Network is the only news outlet that is covering this "INVASION"! I wonder why no other networks are looking into what is going on at the border? Oh I forgot, that would mean that they would have to report that their bumbling, incompetent president and his "Border Czar" weren't doing their job!
No Glenn, he did import them when in the debates he said our border should be open and we should welcome all! Some were interviewed who said that "Biden told us we had 100 days to get here"! There were two airplane loads who were set to go back to Haiti and when they were told that they wouldn't be sent back they
got on their phones. The result was 15,000 at the border within days which were shipped all over the country just to get rid of them. Biden swore an oath to uphold the laws of our land and he and his VP are doing the exact opposite. THEY BOTH should be impeached! By the way being apprehended, given a request to report at an office and then shipped into the country is NOT being returned to their country for breaking our laws. You know better than that.
Mary Ann -- "Saying that apprehending that many people at the border is a good thing is ludicrous, as the vast majority of them were caught and released, not sent back." -- I disagree. Apprehending them IS a very good thing despite whatever the process is that follows. BTW, what's your source of information for "the vast majority of them were caught and released, not sent back"?
Mary Ann Wenske
This is just what Joe Biden does: creates a problem, thinks he's solved it, and then crow about success. Biden created the crisis at the border. Some of the men and women are coming over here wearing Biden t-shirts. Saying that apprehending that many people at the border is a good thing is ludicrous, as the vast majority of them were caught and released, not sent back. Just like the Afghanistan pullout crisis- create chaos and danger, then crow about what a success it was in the end when it WASN'T. Biden creates chaos and then brags when he says it's solved; the American people know better, and that's why his ratings are tanking and it's not even a year into his presidency.
Chelsea, your 2nd paragraph is contradictory. First you say, "The past eight months at the border have been nothing short of disastrous...". Then you turn around and say, "... since Joe Biden took office, over 1.2 million illegal immigrants have been apprehended at the border. This is the highest total in two decades. The numbers in August 2021 alone marked a 317% increase over August 2020." The Biden administration didn't import them to the border, they apprehended them there. Your statistics indicate a very good thing, not a disaster.
Do not complain about our President. Suck it up. He inherited the problem. Make sure you provide him with solutions. Apparently he needs the advice.
Without solutions, this is just a rant against our President who inherited the problem.
Aldi's has been here, what's the point of this article. It's not something new (business) being constructed.
Claudia, I was just going to reply to you. With a couple of words, that's not technically profanity, like (something that holds water back, to make a lake) and (the place where the devil is supposed to live). Had been told my comment contained profanity and had to change the wording. But they printed a quote containing the F bomb.
Superb letter Mr. Munro. Semper Fi!
This is an excellent article that speaks to and screams the truth!!!
Can we know the last 3 serial numbers in case we find it. We already know its S&W.
Congratulations! Well-deserved! Keep Victoria Beautiful!
Now that we've had a few years of Aldi's, a German version of Dick's Food store, it's time for something serious; Central Market, Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Market. Since Victoria has decided, rightfully, to play catch-up one of these would be a great addition to the entire Crossroads area, not just Victoria.
I am surprised to see the Advocate print a direct quote from an individual dropping the F bomb. No editors?
I used my email name, bobsboatin. Mike would like that! Bob Wood
I can't say enough good about Sam and Mike. I met them when I sobered up 32 years ago. Mike was everywhere I looked in AA. He cherished his sobriety, and encouraged me to take and give all I could to the program. We never talked, that the principles of AA were not recognizable in our thoughts. We followed our individual life paths over the years, and always bear hugged when we crossed paths. Never losing our love for AA, our wives, and each other. I suspect Sam and sobriety were equal priorities in his life. I know he loved them dearly. True to trust, and faithful til death clearly fit Mike's character. He took a piece of my heart with him, but I'll get it back when I reach the next room. Rest in eternal peace Mike, you and Sam are loved by many.
My condolences. Coach Knox coached me in basketball in Refugio, Texas. I attended 1956 -1960,
Yes sir. Agree 100%
Thanks Ward for another well written thoughtful article. Keep them coming
Separate waiting rooms have long been standard pediatric practice for decades. Other specialists have adopted the protocol.
This story is more like an advertisement than journalism and it's know in the business as an "advertorial." Journalism ethics call for this kind of story to be labelled as such.
The three business day hold seems to have been acceptable. It was my understanding the the new proposed rule was going to be 3 days, period. That meant the weekend was included. The protest was that VAC is closed from Friday at 3pm until 10 am Monday, leaving almost no business hours for someone to reclaim their pet. I don’t think many rescues or other people who understand how VAC works, would advocate for a 5-day hold..
Bravo, Mr. Ward…Glen Ullman
I feel the farmers market is a great idea. I do not feel the city, county or college should be involved it.
So, sorry to hear of the passing of your Father; your friend Isaac Jefferson Jr
I'm so sorry for your loss! Prayers from The Wallace Family to you! Sincerely Gloria Wallace
I like living in Victoria, and I'm delighted that Victoria has taken an interest in long needed improvements. Watching the transformation should be interesting. I noticed that the improvements seem focused on making things better for residents, current and future, but offer nothing in the way of attractions that draw tourists to the area. As far as I know there's little to nothing that would motivate people to travel here on vacation just to see and experience it; something far more than just another restaurant, paved streets or a "vibrant" downtown.
I wish they had no policies. I'd be good with that
Where is a surprise? Republicans have been doing this for a decade. It’s their only chance of winning since they have no policies
Yes, this report was posted at about 9:30 last night, which was only about an hour after the reported time of the accident. My inquiry was if there has been any updates. Any further information at all might be helpful, being it has now been 16 hours.
I am not faulting anyone, just that a lot of folks in the cycle world are pretty close, so it puts that same lot of folks on edge. At present, the story is quite vague, and I am sure the author is working on it.
John as far I see in the report the next of kin had not notified as of 8:30 pm.
Now I do know that the Sun sets at 7:15 pm, So I guess this is the time reference,
This is sad
Any updates on this motorcyclist story? Where on 185? Was it a male or female cyclist? Anything?
Thanks William for this great advice!
Civics or ethics can be taught in school, but it still comes down to parental guidance and what the kids learn at home. Parents are the primary educators of the children, and the schools can only do so much after reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Never sent my kids to school to learn right from wrong. That is my job as a parent with my wife. We took it seriously. Schools teach. Unfortunately, they have to now parent.
"...we don’t want to believe that we actually lost." -- We didn't lose, just as we couldn't have won. In order to win or lose there has to be an objective, a goal. Just as in Vietnam there was neither. Both conflicts were all about money going in the pockets of the military-industrial complex and their pet members of Congress.
I’ve taken every dog I’ve ever owned to obedience class. It’s the biggest gift you can give yourself and your dog. In Victoria, I have preferred to go to the outdoor classes offered twice a year by Kennel Club. The trainers are so knowledgeable and fun to work with. Obedience classes, if you practice with your dog in between classes, make the difference between being dragged around by your dog and going places with a dog that calmly walks by your side and is not a nuisance. And it forges a bond between you and your dog that lasts a lifetime.
To Kathy and Anthony and sons... Im so sorry to hear today of Jose passing. As you know, me and Joe became friends in the early 90's through ABC. We have fished and hunted together for many of years. Please know Joe will always have a piece of my heart. Prayers are with you all, and hope to cross paths again with you soon.
I missed this in the paper and just found it. An excellent column! This is the leadership that we need in this country today.
Use both of them. Give the sword to the winners in their triumph and the boot to the losers as they got booted. This would provide incentive to both schools for the next year as the victors would want to maintain their status and the others would want to get rid of "The Boot". Just a thought.
The Sword is the best choice.
Thanks to the Trump rant about “Fake News” his followers have married the philosophy to Science, Medicine, History to protect themselves from reality. I still hope through some lighting bolt that internal switch will hit the “Oh….I am wrong!”
Not going to happen. Sadly most of them only believe in “The Book of Trump.”
Happy Birthday to a wonderful sister. We miss you and wish you were here with us. You will always be in our hearts.
With Love, Mom, Donna, Mike, Linda, Charlie
Leonard, if one wants to know the health of society, look at its schools.
Thanks Glen…Fully vaccinated Republicans are cheering on the unvaccinated in the guise of freedom and then put on their mandated seat belts as the depart. They stand on the side of those unvaccinated health care workers about to be fired in NY. They ask “ where are the unions” when they are anti-union. This morning a person asked me if I would have taken the vaccine if Trump would’ve been in office. I told him I didn’t take this vaccine because of what Biden said or wants… I saw the recommendations of the FDA and CDC and consulted with my doctor not a politician. The contents of the book were verified under oath in the congressional hearings.
I believe we are what we teach.
Today is your birthday! Happy Birthday! We miss you.
Love, Linda and Charlie; Donna and Mike
Your right Mike, they don’t dare…lol. They have to avoid documented evidence to further their platform of obstruction, conspiracy, fear-mongering, and manipulating the vote. As far as the what if’s, I wish the Dems would have asked the generals if the obligation of the outgoing President and his administration to pass the baton could we have had a more favorable outcome for American foreign policy. My favorite what if is if Hillary was in her second term where would we be. I suspect Biden would be happily retired and Hillary would be planning Tim Kaine’s run in 2024, and Trump would have went down with Epstein…Thanks for sharing your thoughts…Glen
You have to take a class and pass an exam, all to make only $16/hr? No wonder they're struggling to find people. There are jobs that make that much or more that require nothing more than a warm body. As always, employers wonder why they can't hire with their "generous" pay and benefits, but come to find out it's only generous by the standards of 1999.
My Deepest Condolences to Bassano Family..
I’m so sorry they’ve done this to you. “Pandemic of the unvaccinated” has never more clearly applied. Obviously, relying on morality and goodwill is not a good public health practice.
Joe Friar- you on vacation or something?
My condolences on the loss of your loved one.
You are the best example of how the "Left" has taken over countries that I have seen in a long time. If it agrees with you than all is well, if not then it is squelched, shutdown, silenced and it is done because "YOU" said it was "stupid, outrageous junk". The "Left" has Twitter on its side lets hope that the Advocate doesn't go down that dark hole.
This is great for everyone.
If the vice-versa was the situation and it was based on legislative passed laws, I may not like it but I would accept it. Just because a poll shows 60-70% support it does not mean the President can solely pass a law. But it a common political ploy when your favorability numbers are plunging. You are telling 1/2 the truth. To best of my knowledge there has never been a federal vaccine mandate. School districts, cities, and maybe a few states and they did hold up in court. I guess we'll see if President Biden's passes the courts also. Luckily for your side President Trump appeared to appoint Supreme Court Judges who seem to be unbiased independent judges. No it wasn't a talking point; it is a faith based conviction that God opened my eyes to.
As a resident of the area near the apartment complex, I hope to learn more about this incident. Was it an isolated incident or a group of thieves systematically attempting break-ins? Please follow up with this story for our benefit. Thank you.
Typo ,Trump lost by 261 more votes than previously reported not 232.
Thank you Glen… you are correct, Republicans are not going to talk about the so-called Maricopa audit because it too showed Biden won receiving 99 more votes than previously counted and Trump receiving 232 less than reported. Despite that Trump convinced the TX sec of state to audit the 2020 election…lol On and on in an effort to convince their gullible party that the 2020 election was stolen…smh
Great observations Mike, thanks for sharing. The GOP is clinging tightly to their last shred of dignity by never admitting defeat, even after beating themselves. I’m stuck on the conclusion that they are led by spiteful losers that all know the truth of maters but refuse to except reality. The reality I try to escape is that certain elected leaders would undermine the country they represent. Ought to be a law….Glen
Huh? The HOUSE already passed a bill to raise the debt limit and all 50 DEMS in the Senate are willing to do the same…What is it that the GOP wants? Haggling is part of the process.
And the Administration would be delighted to hold us hostage in just that way in order to force the republicans to knuckle under. If the republicans were in charge they'd do the same thing. In the meantime, their paychecks and benefits continue as usual. In terms of being of, by and for the people our government is a really bad joke.
Great event. Thanks Steve
Lee, you are exactly right on all points.
While that is true Glenn,It’s not a truth certain…According to treasurer secretary Yellen, there could be delays..From CNBC “ If Congress is unable to reach an agreement in time to prevent a government shutdown, there is the possibility that could delay distribution of the money for another reason — lack of government workers.
So long as Social Security employees are deemed essential government workers who remain on the job, benefit checks will continue to go out, ”
Good piece except that Social Security checks needn't stop if the debt ceiling doesn't rise. That money comes from a dedicated fund, not the general revenue. That said, not raising the debt ceiling might cause yet another congressional raid on the SS fund, which it absolutely can't afford. Congress; the burglar you can't shoot.
. Giuliani can’t practice law in New York but as far as I know he is still under FBI investigation.
From what I see here and read I’m not that optimistic that the GOP only concern is the 2022 mid terms and 2024 general..If Trump can get them over the hump, all that other stuff doesn’t matter.
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