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Let's Discuss the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

CNN reports that GOP "leaders" released a list of items in the stimulus bill that concern them (the one that all House Republicans voted against last week). Let's look at some of the things that GOP "leaders" consider "wasteful spending:" $1.2 billion for "youth activities," including youth summer job programs. Yeah, because job creation isn't a priority when people are getting laid off left and right.

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scottslemmons

Being Human

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

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Donald R. May

Giving Iraq the Purple Finger

By: Donald R. May | Blog: Mr. Conservative

Iraq had a nationwide peaceful election last week.  It proceeded almost unnoticed.  The purple fingers of happy Iraqi citizens were everywhere. There were no reports of terrorist attacks or other major violence associated with the election.  Quietly and steadily the terrorists in Iraq have been killed or incarcerated bringing Iraq to its present historic low level of violence.

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Maria Elena and thousands of others have a blast in Iowa!

By: Anonymous | Blog: Center Stage

The last I heard, Maria Elena Holly was on stage moments ago at the Surf in Clear Lake, Iowa, performing "La Bamba" alongside Los Lobos and the surviving members of Ritchie Valens' family.I'm certain a few of you will share some highlights from tonight's show (God bless the Internet) -- and no, it's been rumored for months, but I have not heard yet whether Paul McCartney will really show up or not.

You sure won't starve at Meals on Wheels' 2009 Mardi Gras

By: Anonymous | Blog: Center Stage

Lubbock Meals on Wheels will stage its 10th annual Mardi Gras Celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 24 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center's exhibit hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.The event includes 35 food booths representing local restaurants, live jazz by the Shinn/Turner Dixieland Band, a silent auction and cash bars.Colorful masks and beads will be available to make the evening more festive -- and there will be dancers, clowns, magicians, jugglers and decorations in the official colors of purple, green and gold.

If you stayed in Lubbock, then head to the Buddy Holly Center!

By: Anonymous | Blog: Center Stage

The date Feb. 3 marks the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death -- and admittedly, practically everyone involved with the late Buddy Holly is in Clear Lake, Iowa, preparing to see a huge rock 'n' roll concert sponsored by the Rock 'N' Roll Museum in Cleveland.(Not to worry. The concert will be filmed and later released on DVD, so we'll be able to purchase our own copies.)

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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up 2/2/2009

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

It is Monday, and that means it is time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance's Weekly Blog Round-Up. In her first ever YouTube video, TXsharon shows the emissions boiling into the air when a Barnett Shale gas well undergoes hydraulic fracture.

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scottslemmons

All Hail the Blue Beetle!

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

Blue Beetle #35

lubbockleft

We Need More Regional Planning

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

Tough times can mean many things: lost jobs, natural disasters, inadequate food production, public health disasters, slowing commerce.

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What do you listen to on the radio -- at home, or in the car?

By: Anonymous | Blog: Center Stage

I was challenged to just ask everyone to name their favorite Lubbock radio station, but I'm interested in learning a tad more.First off, yes, in this day of mashing buttons on your car radio whenever a song ends or an aggravating commercial begins, do you still have a favorite local radio station? What is it?Do you tend to listen to the same radio station longer at home than you do while driving your automobile?Do you listen to a favorite Morning Show on one radio station, and then move your radio dial to another station afterward?