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Updated: October 16, 2019 @ 12:27 pm
"Washington, you are committing political suicide." -- And the nation's voters will be able to drain the swamp, regardless of party, in 2020, if they would just get out and vote and not leave it to everyone else for a change. It's free, just go do it!
IMO, this is a good example of getting it right on the first attempt. Thumbs-up to City Council. Stolz St. isn't as heavily traveled as some streets, but it contains active businesses and provides a handy shunt to Ben Jordan from Rio Grande. Closing off one end just to do the project cheaper would indeed be shortsighted.
Mr. Walters you have been watching to much CNN. If there are so many impeachable actions that you can choose from; why hasn't he been impeached?
Well said Mr. Cook. These congress men and women were not elected or being paid for this behavior.
Well of course! Do not listen to TxDOT or your traffic safety team or your city engineers....those sitting on the council know what is best for you and how to spend more money than necessary.
I don’t agree with all of your choices but I do appreciate your explanation.Great job...Thanks
Thank you very much VCEA.
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Ella was a special friend of mine for over forty years. We shared many a good time. She never missed a special occasion with sending a beautiful card to let me know she was thinking about me. Love you Ella and you will be missed very much!
If he'll be charged, why hasn't he been charged? Didn't identify himself,didn't enter the house , looked in a window and just shot the first person he seen.
Since the local Election Administrator and the Secretary of State’s office could not say what this was about, I wouldGet yourself better information before you put yourself out any.
Such wonderful memories to share with us.
"Do active shooting drills make kids safer?" -- Probably a lot more so than climbing under our desks in A-Bomb drills in the '50's.
Please read this: https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/opinion/guest-column-our-true-founding-values/article_99c13ffa-eb84-11e9-80b6-833666583236.html#tncms-source=block-contextual-fallback
An incredibly eloquent column that makes the rationale for the separation of church and state crystal clear.
Gonna miss our talks Goo gonna miss u like crazy rip brotha jose rosas
Thank you for introducing me to gin & tonic!!! You and your family are forever in my heart & prayers🙏🙏
R.I.P. Little primo. Martinez 'forever,,,
I'm sorry for your loss and family Jodie
Peace be with the Hosey family. RIP Mr Hosey. Respectfully, Tyree Stehle
I am sorry to hear about your loss. I lived across the street from him while in high school. He and his family were especially nice. Also, I taught his daughter in my science class at VHS.
Mr. Dee McGowan
Excellent response to those who claim that the U.S. is a Christian nation or founded on Christian principles. We are constitutionally guaranteed freedom of religion as well as freedom from religion.
I echo what Patrick said. Well thought out article.
Well said! Of course, there will be many rebuttals but this sums up our founding in one easy lesson.
"Remember, these species have evolved here and nourish an array of native insects, hummingbirds and small animals, which sustain a food chain for many of our other native birds and animals. So, they are great as additions to backyard habitats." -- That's very touching, but Victoria and surrounding counties consist largely of open country covered up in native plants that can feed the native insects/birds/animals food chain. With as much effort as I put into keeping my landscaping healthy and uneaten I'm not about to deliberately plant a soup kitchen for insects. Besides, when they've finished chewing up the native plants in my yard they'll likely move on to all the rest. Better to not attract them in the first place.
Why in the world would you post a picture of her children??????
Jon you were my oldest brother im not gonna lie I miss you I miss you a lot you did an amazing job at raising Brooke I love you bubba rest well.
James is correct. The Dunning- Kruger effect is on full display here. This is one’s illusion of superiority and total blindness to their utter lack of ability in a specific endeavor. Add to this the compulsion to control a process beyond their area of responsibility. We must demand a third party audit which has supposedly been agreed to. The public has lost confidence in Janak.
Michael Cloud was obviously using right wing talking points this to excuse and enable President Trump. One does not have to be a legislator to know what’s going on. Trump had it right when he said “ He could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and his supporters will still back him. Legislators of all 50 states inform the media all time. He probably is doing a great with Hurricane Harvey but I seriously doubt he’ll be much help solving the constitutional crisis We are currently in. If the president does it ,he was doing his job...lol..It’ll come out in the wash and when it does the right-wingers will remain silent.
Deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers be with you and your family during this time of your loss.
A big part of the actions by Putin is change the nature of the world Oil and Gas markets. Russia is a poor nation. It's GNP is about equal to Italy. The sanctions placed on Russia due to the invasion of Crimea are strangling them. If they can control the electricity to the neighboring countries they will hold the power to strangle a large part of Eastern Europe and literal power of life and death. By shutting down the electrical grid.
Jim and Jean Black
Jon, you were our first grandchild, you were a stinker at times, full of life and we are grateful for the time we had with you. Grandpa
Glenn, I agree. We all know there won't be a outside auditing firm, hired to check everything out. Because they might find out, there may have been some kickbacks being paid.
Mr. Cloud has been in Washington a little over a year. His level of expertise on affairs of state is minimal and that would be true if he was a Democrat. He is giving his opinion based on what? He apparently needs to take another look at the Constitution, that document Republicans used to favor. This is not a drain the swamp issue. This is a President of this country telling the relatively powerless president of a smaller country that he cannot have the
I offer my condolences for Ella Sue. She was a special person in our lives and will be missed greatly!
On a less than serious note, I want to know what he says Trump's boot tastes like.
If the 'huge feat' has not been finished, how do we know Victoria has not paid for any work that wasn't done? This has been a sketchy deal from the start.
As a supported of President Trump would the Congressman explain how the process work to impeach the Speaker of the house? Would he also explain what specific acts were committed to charge a person with treason? Dose he agree that it is within the Presidents power to engage foreign powers to investigate a political opponent?
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This article that is supposed to report on the Life Chain event begins with the distance to the nearest abortion clinic. If the article were written to draw in the reader objectively, it wouldn't begin with reporting how far the nearest abortion clinic is or how many abortion clinics are left in the state of Texas. In my opinion, it isn't objective. Why not begin the article with the paragraph explaining when the Life Chain began or why it began? Why not interview more than one of those standing for a cause they support? In my opinion, it is not in any way objective.
Well said, Daniel! It is persons like you that are the reason for my hopefulness.
Esther -- Yes, that would be a far happier and more useful strategy than grieving or hoping.
tammy i'm sorry for your loss, and that I was unable to attend the services, my prayers are with you and your family.
Thank you, Mike and Glenn, for your comments. Yes, Glenn, I did say "I don't want to spend the rest of my life grieving for [my] country … " but the point is that I am hoping that I won't have to. Perhaps if we can bring awareness of the things that concern us (as we are doing now) and keep open minds, we can each do our part, no matter how small, to bring about the change we want.
The Associated Press Stylebook actually advises the use of either anti-abortion or those opposed to abortion because the term "pro-life" is not issue specific, and also is not neutral. If someone self-identifies as pro-life in a quote, it's acceptable to quote them as saying such. I don't quite understand what you mean that the article could be left-leaning in spite of its content.
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Thank you -
"to ignore is akin to condoning what’s going on." -- Only if you can actually do something to change what's going on. If you can, then do so. If you can't, then why not ignore it and concentrate on the better things in one's life? In Esther's case, "I don’t want to spend the rest of my life grieving for that country that I loved and that I somehow lost along the way" would be a very depressing and useless way to pass her days when she has much better things on which to lavish her attention.
It's quite obvious as the reader that the writer is FOR abortion. Instead of the headline reading "Pro choice it reads "Anti abortion." Very sad that news these days cannot be objective anymore. Very left leaning article, despite its contents.
I hear you Ester,to ignore is akin to condoning what’s going on. Your article is a good first step, there are many who agree with your sentiments. We can challenge the myths,lies and conspiracy theories. Great article
So sorry for your loss, January family.
Actually Esther, my advice was, "enjoy the grandchildren and all the other good stuff in your life, and ignore the not-so-good stuff that you can't change". If you do that, especially the ignore part, you won't have to get used to anything you don't want to. Take care.
I will give much consideration to your advice to get used to the new "normal."
Are you sure that it's not you that's frightened rather than your grandchildren? When we had A-bomb drills in school back in the 1950's it was the adults that were freaked out, not the kids, and that's become part of the wonderful past that we may feel we've lost. In the meantime, enjoy the grandchildren and all the other good stuff in your life, and ignore the not-so-good stuff that you can't change.
When the winner of the “Through the eyes of a child” photo contest be chosen?
You may be right. I hope so. But somehow I doubt that my grandchildren will miss having been frightened and going through active shooter drills in school when they grow up -- if they get to grow up.
"I don’t want to spend the rest of my life grieving for that country that I loved and that I somehow lost along the way." -- Then don't. It's entirely in your control. It's often very upsetting when people realize their present world isn't the same as it was when they were growing up. Every generation has to experience that because life and the world are dynamic, not static. Enjoy the people and things in your life as much as you can, work to make things as you like them, ignore the rest and move on. Today's reality is this generation's "normal", and they'll miss it when they've grown older as much as you miss your "normal".
Patrick - "...went on entirely too long." sounds as if its over now, but it's far from over. If the VA weren't still blowing the whistle about the airport's post-Harvey repair contract fiasco it would have quietly dropped out of sight by now, and it may yet for all the attention it's not getting from the authorities, who are likely part of the network themselves. The drumbeat must continue, and louder, or they will win.
Lisa - A bit off-topic, but are you suggesting that everyone should live as if they're poor in order to not "exclude" anyone? Ideally everyone should have equal opportunity, but outcome is up to each individual and will never be equal for everyone.
Sure chief Merritt, don't be concerned. Does he have the means "probably not", so if he gets what he needs somehow. Blame yourself for injuries to the student body and others. That's the problem, don't take it seriously and if something happens, just say we don't know why.
Glad you kept the fire to their feet. The corruption of the "good ole" boy" network went on entirely too long.
That’s not true. Plenty of Democrats but thats not the point. That parking spot belongs to all tax payers in Calhoun county. Again for clarity. This is wrong. Can you say entitled? The parking lot painting just provides another avenue to exclude people and alienate students who’s parents don’t have as much disposable income.
it would be interesting to have these students take a test on the US Constitution. How well do they understand the event they are participating in regarding integrity in elections. Perhaps if they had a debate regarding the current political issues with a strong need to support and vet their statement. Fact check in real time.
We learned about politics in my government class. I don't see anything wrong with it. They are expressing their support. Democratic kids and teachers can do the same thing but the problem is, they don't have anyone to support! Give that teacher a raise!
To the family. It's hard when you lose a parent and I've been there. My condolences and sympathy. God's way was your mom's way. God bless you and stay strong until you see her again.
You go Krystal, go get them. You and Butch raised a good kid.
Friend of mine went to East school because there was a small poster in the hall favorable to Chairman Mao, wonder how and why that happened. School didn't see anything wrong with it so his son was withdrawn from VISD. Was a few years ago.
Let's see how long it lasts here.
This is not okay. Also is the teacher the one who is out of "dress code?"
One big happy family
I have to agree
“I did ask him (Boyd) flat out, if we reject your bid are you going to be upset?” Knuckey said. “But the indication I got from him was that he had lots of work coming up (and) he wouldn’t be upset because he knew his bid was higher than what T.W. LaQuay bid to the federal contractor.”
I'd like to know why anyone should care if Boyd is upset. And, how did he know the nature of the other bid? Aren't bid's submitted sealed?
Glen or Janice -- I'm not confusing anything. As currently practiced in our society political correctness is a form of brain washing as you described.
Is " failed to control speed" becoming a code phrase for looking at cell phone instead of through the windshield?
Thank you Chris for allowing my minis ,Jozlyn,Jayden and Jarrell in to your heart. They loved you so much. Your silliness made them laugh. Rest in peace.
Glen or Janice Ullman
Mr. Wilson I believe you have the definition of political correctness confused with the definition for Brain Washing. Political correctness strives to respect gender, race, ethnicity, sex, etc. Brain washing strives to indoctrinate someone’s beliefs system.
Mike Pompeo just admitted he was on the call with Trump.I find it hard to understand why a Harvard grad and first in his class at West Point would allow himself to be caught up in the lawlessness.
I just went through a wrongful death of my family member...I pray they read this..If they need a private forensics pathologist I know of a great one.I encourage this mans wife not to let this go and get the proper answers about her husband's death.. Be his voice !
That first lie makes every later statement suspect. The principal of honesty and integrity does not have an on and off switch. Those that blindly regurgitate every lie spread to advance a corrupt system will stop being supporters and become co-conspirators.
old friend. Also Donny Larson, and Morton (who worked with Bennie. Joe Beams, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
James (I knew him as Jimbo) was a pleasure to work with. I worked with him at H.E.B.
He always had a smile and time to talk for a few minutes. I haven't seen him in quite a while - I am going to miss him.
I worked with James at Heb , He was a sweet & hard working man , James you will be missed, My condolences to the Robles family.... Rip my Friend 🙏🏻
marc a. hinojosa
until all this take place...CROSS. AT. INTERSECTIONS!
well said mr novosad
My condolences to the Hurdle family for your loss.
Robert Allen Quinonez
It is also a shame individuals do not accept responsibility for their own life. As humans many seek the easier road. Some humans chose the minimum effort. We want hospitals to give "free" procedures and the hospitals must pass the expense to other patients. The Affordable Care Act (affectionately known as Obama Care) makes health insurance available to all who "try" to work. An individual must only show an income about $12,500 a year to qualify for almost "free" subsidized insurance. Perhaps worrying about people having a "right" where no right exists. Maybe we would do better teaching our citizens they are responsible for their own needs and wants. In my humble opinion.
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