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Updated: April 11, 2021 @ 10:59 pm
Really interesting photos. Thanx for sharing.
Remember, the man who claims to want the best representing our kids and teachers "doesn't play fair". What an example to send.
The more I hear about Zuck the more I hope he loses his bid. We don't need a man like him to have any more power in this town.
A few years ago I had high hopes Ben would stay towards the libertarian message. At times he does, but now seems to pick team red.
I don’t have a board member up for election, but this is getting interesting. Should be a fun couple weeks
I agree. I’ve never had any issues voting down here. Seems way over the top.
Allen T Coffey
Thanks, Mr. Dockery. You have added to my store of knowledge. BTW, what is it that you do for a living. I'm genuinely curious, not looking for a zinger opportunity.
So, not an accountant?
Sorry, should have defined.
An agentic state is a state of mind in which a person will allow other people to direct their behaviors and pass responsibility for the consequences of the behaviors to the person telling them what to do.
I am my employer. Who defines fair? I pay others don't? Jeff can do as he wishes. I could earn less....Not going to happen. My kids are grown and successful, and they get to pay their "fair" share too. Why is it that income determines "fair" share? Libertarians like keeping what we earn, paying for essential services, not all the "pork" that both parties fund. Don't worry, we have 0 ability to win anything. We'll just strap on our work boots and keep footing the bill for the mass amount of waste and debt of the government.
Rick, you say you are in the 33% tax income bracket which amounts to about $190,000 gross after you subtract the $12,400 standard, so I assume you don’t have children where tax credits apply such as child care, under age 17, or college credits. It’s all about effective tax rates.
So, if you are a W2 employee you SIGNED a Form W4 authorizing your company to withhold the proper amount of income tax…How is that theft? Poor analogy.
Just the other several CEOs like Jeff Bezos of Amazon said cutting corporate tax rates is fine. And Amazon pays their employees $15 an hour.
Libertarians like the services but don’t like to pay their fair share.
Taxes are not punishment to the wealthy. The use a greater proportion of the public goods to create, maintain, and increase their wealth -- they use a lot of infrastructure paid for with taxes -- and then very often leave the public to clean up the pollution that they leave behind.
On top of that many large corporations and wealthy individuals already pay next to no taxes -- some even get huge subsidies from the government. I think it's about time for them to pay some significant taxes.
Just more money for VISD to mismanage.
There's way too much money involved here for the responsible parties to cancel their plans because of a lady starving herself on the beach. Her action may be admirable or not, but IMO it won't accomplish anything useful, and there are far more pleasant ways to lose weight. I am curious though whether she'll literally starve herself to death rather than give it up. Not likely the Advocate will follow up and let us know.
Protesting oil in Texas. Hmmm
Glad to have more info about candidates. I was already leaning away from Zuck based on a few anecdotes I'd seen but this cements it. Kids first, not money.
What are their views on discipline? Many teachers I speak with are not leaving because of money. Zuck seems like the choice here. Sounds like he can do math.
What a writer. Good luck to her. Maybe in some way we can help. I have read stories of hopeless people who connected and got help. She sure connected thru her humor with me.
You will be forever missed my friend. ❤️
Thanks for the info just in case I am in Jail.
Rick, don’t assume…You don't have any idea if I have ever paid employees but unlike libertarians, I don’t mind paying my fair share.
According to an April 2nd 2001 article in the NYT,55 of America’s largest corporations paid no taxes on their billions of profits…. I shed no tears for them…I don’t have anything against wealth and paying your fair share is not punishment. Large corporations use much of the infrastructure.
Exactly. You don't worry because you don't cut the check. I will never understand the concept of punishing the wealthy. Yet, rob Peter pay Paul. It's not just companies. They check I had to cut was insane.
Conservative judges on the Supreme Court passed Citizens United and money was free speech...Now they don't like what they are saying...lol MLB didn't disenfranchise Atlanta, GA, they just moved the All Star game...I don’t stay up at night and worry about with corporate America pays in taxes as before they’ll do just fine with the new rates. After all,They got to buy back their stock with the last tax cut the Republicans passed.
Yeah funny. I'll still watch baseball even though they are as woke as coke. That's their right though. Crazy companies make decisions based on politics. MLB has no problem setting up shop in Venezuela and other wonderful countries. Hope these companies enjoy their 25-28% tax rate.
The GOP’s boycotting has left them with very few outlet stores to buy from,beverages and I heard Polo is now their go to sport....lol
Cuz you had your tickets already.
That’s true Dan,even their corporate donors think that's over the line......
Last Astro game I went to, I held up my phone and the usher scanned it and let me in....Then again,this blog is not about voter ID.
I’m going to go pick up my will call Astro tickets without an ID. I bet that’ll go well. Lol
Glen or Janice Ullman
Well said Mike. The GOP closed their eyes for four years and just can’t figure how they could of lost. Scorched earth is their only option left, short of embracing Democracy...Glen
Excellent old friend. I am still gobsmacked but the fact that the GOP has the ability to throw out the votes cast and add to “correct vote”. I guess they must think they will never lose their power?
I find it hard to believe that our education system has come to this. IMO.
Grace, 10-4 on the kudos. Those folks have really had it together since the beginning. Can you imagine what a cluster it would be if operated directly by the CDC?
What's political about this cartoon?
I have enjoyed your writing for years, I can honestly say I can understand how you feel. I see so many hateful and hurtful things being said online, social media, I think to myself, is this what life is now. So much hate, it can bring anyone down. Then I remember it takes just one smile and I that attitude that I can make a difference for myself and others around me. I hope that one day you will get to your writing again. For now put yourself first which you are! Good luck!
I was able to receive my first shot last week and was very impressed to see how much effort was being put into the clinic. Mr. Gonzales was on the ground in the thick of it helping manage people and direct the clinic. Kudos to everyone involved.
The loss of talent to bring that low belly laugh with my morning coffee was a gift. I, for one, will miss that belly laugh. We have endured a dark cloud but slowly the sun will warm our shoulders again. You will find your ray in time, but remember that you have friends you have never met....but we care.
I can't say it better than Allen. In the meantime, thanx for all the great blow-the-coffee-out-my-nose funny columns you've written. When the time is right for you please hurry back. We'll be watching and waiting for you. Luv ya'.
I'm so sorry you're in such a dark place. I hope you can find the help you need to work your way out.
We were sorry to hear that Mrs. O'Brien had passed away. Although we did not know her, we knew she was a faithful Catholic and a truly gracious lady. We know that she will be missed by many people. May God bless the entire O'Brien family during
your time of loss.
Shouldn’t she be bringing energy now? It’s time for change. Same ol isn’t cutting it
Bauknight is terrible at representing what's best for the people of the city so I wish his challenger luck! It's a shame that you can't have multiple competent people running and that incumbents have such an advantage.
Willie, What's hypocritical about asking exactly the question he should be asking?
He will print money, then ask people like my family to pay more in taxes to get it back. Before you call me a Trump supporter, far from it. As if it matters, I'm a devoted Libertarian. It is extremely worrisome about the amount of money both parties are spending. It is interesting that we our bombing Syria under the peoples' noses. My only advice to people is to do the best you can in life, achieve success, and realize you will be taxed for that success. Work harder.
Money doesn't grow on trees. You know what helps business', opening the economy up.
"Politicians are people who, when they see the light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy more tunnel." John Quinton
How will our new POTUS govern? Check out President Biden's recent statements incluidng his trillion dollar infrastructure and job creation package.
Melissa...my sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. May God bless and comfort you all.
It is hypocritical for local business leader to ask Cloud why he voted against a stimulus bill that will help small businesses in Victoria.
Obama=Immigration detention center
Trump=Kids in cages
Biden=Migrant child facility
I think Mike just came up with Bidens' 2024 slogan
Ah yes the Democratic Party of the 40's and 50's in South Texas -Home of the KKK.
Mary Ann Wenske
Those alleged 800 don't drive policy for the Republican Party. The summer rioters, along with their sympathizers and protectors who are the defund the police crowd, the sanctuary city promoters, and the Green New Dealers, DO drive policy for the Dems. Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are beholden to the radicals in their PARTY and the recent executive orders and policy demonstrate that.
It wasn’t 800 left-wing radical Democrats who attacked our Capitol. We don’t have a QAnon supporter in Congress. I guess the $1.9 trillion tax cut for the rich didn't grow the debt.
I am so saddened to hear about Ms.Jennings. She was a very special lady. I have fond memories of watching parades from her lawn, and her hosting dinners for our office parties. She was always very gracious and kind.
I know she’s at peace, and reunited with her beloved Smiley. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
I’ll always remember her calling me her “favorite secretary. “
Likely your most disingenuous blogs since your side spent four years pushing the most nefarious lie I've witnessed in an attempt to cancel a legitimate election. Heck, Adam Schiff claimed so many times he had clear and numerous evidence of Russian collusion, I even started to believe him. I thought no one can go on television everyday for months and lie like he was lying. At least former President Trump likely truly believes he was cheated. Adam Schiff knew he was lying from day one and it was constantly aired or printed on every liberal media platform as gospel truth.
Libertarians,No laws the government needed in fantasyland
Sure. We have laws for everything. We need laws to correct laws. SMH
When Dominion software sued Fox, the network threw Tucker Carlson under the bus. "According to the New York Times, echoing “an argument made by Fox News lawyers,” Vyskocil also ruled that the “general tenor” of Tucker Carlson Tonight tells viewers that Carlson is “engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘nonliteral commentary,'” and that, “Given Mr. Carlson’s reputation, any reasonable viewer ‘arrive[s] with an appropriate amount of skepticism.”
Fox News literally argued that “The show that provides non-literal commentary, hyperbole and errant claims that could never be proven true or false in a court of law.”
You mean as crystal clear as the last POTUS's Covid Safety recommendations? That was a bigger crisis affecting more citizens. Crickets.
I second that: Bravo! I too was missing my weekly dose of common sense, wisdom, and factual information from the late great Walter Williams. This columns helps. Thanks, Vic Ad.
Bravo VA, Bravo. Great to have you bring some Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings. Miss it since the passing of the great late Walter Williams.
So you don't watch The Tuck.
I am very impressed with what they have done to the park. It is clean and very family friendly. Coleto keeps raising the yearly permit, so I may not renew. I have been catching bass and crappie like crazy at saxet lately
Does Ben fall into the same genre as Tucker C in the what he writes/discusses is "so preposterous that no normal person would accept it as the truth"? I think this is a close to what the judge said about THE TUCK!
These men are committed to the “Big Lie”. Without remorse they will never vote for a Biden initiative even if it helps the very people who voted them in office.
Beautiful work! Colors, composition and textures all there!
How about using MORE articles from the Texas Tribune.
Tim, I agree with that
The local right wingers thank anything to the left of Attila the Hun is a far left liberal socialist Democrat because conservatives are the chosen ones.
My sincerest condolences to the Langley family. Butch was a very kind person. Rest in Paradise!! Elsie K. Williams
Right on Mike, The Advocate is the 2nd oldest in Texas, and the oldest west of the Pecos. I think they know how to report the news. Sometimes a little sensational, but generally well rounded. They even let the opinionists go with their baseless conspiracies, even the ones that have been totally debunked like voter fraud...Glen
Remember that every single one of our national representatives, from Cloud to Cruz to Cornyn, voted AGAINST this aid. Victoria is getting help in spite of our elected representatives, not because of them.
How about the story about the car that when off the road on Mockingbird St crashed through a fence and landed in a swimming pool? This happened last summer.
The driver fled the scene and left passengers in the car,
That should of been a easy follow up.
I’m pretty sure that the the tile will be corrected to the b
Big Lie conspiracy.....I bet not one of my Republican friends will agree with the Georgia voting law that was just passed...Can anyone ever imagined it would be a crime to give someone in line to vote a drink of water?
Mark Rosenberg -- "If there is a particular story you're curious about, let us know." -- Well, for starters how about the one I mentioned in my comment; the $30k Civil Forfeiture case?
Good example, Roy. That was a debacle that was begging for a Texas Ranger investigation. Also, it would be interesting to know if another general contractor was brought in to finish the job, and if so how much extra the completed work cost the taxpayers. The VA certainly seemed to be in league with the Commissioner's Court in letting the story quietly die off instead of acting like a newspaper, keeping us informed of progress and events, or the lack thereof.
How about not using so many articles from The Texas Tribune.
Also that “canned message” is just the facts. Just the laws on the books.
GOP LOL. Far from that. Oh, I get the comment now. Ok sir, you may have my guns. For... 20k a piece. Sounds fair. I will never support government infringement on personal liberty. Especially out of fear. You will not stop people from doing harm by infringing on the rights of others. Be a lion not a sheep
Rick Instead of posting the GOP canned message...read the comment by David Axelrod, I posted
Colorado has universal background checks, a red flag law and the city of Boulder recently passed an assault weapons ban. None of it was enough to stop a man from shooting and killing 10 people at a Boulder grocery store this week.
What new law do we need sir? A law to enforce the law?
The shooter in Boulder bought an assault weapon a week before the massacre. He had a conviction for assault and a history of aggressive acts.
Explain to me how background checks wouldn’t help?......... David Axelrod
In April 2020, a voter fraud study covering 20 years by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found the level of fraud "exceedingly rare" since it occurs only in "0.00006 percent" of instances nationally, and, in one state, "0.000004 percent — about five times less likely than getting hit by lightning in the United ...
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The drug activity gun shootings are in South Chicago, not the entire city. It's in a turf war with St. Louis and Milwaukee...AR-15s are sold in the black market right now but the mass shooters are legally buying them. Look at the FBI stats showing the crimes decrease in the years to 2005 when the law was allowed to sunset....Not to worry, it won't pass but be from the bankrupted NRA this time, it'll be from Dem Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema who want to get re-elected in their red states.
What about the airport mess after Harvey. That has been a couple of years ago,
I can tell the difference. I'm not selling a gun to the government. Government is not the solution. A federal ban stops nothing. AR's will just be sold on the black market. The 94 bill worked so well that my hometown of Chicago breaks shooting records nearly every weekend. Miss me with that nonsense
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