scottslemmons

Labors of Hercules

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

Donald R. May

Veterans Day 2009

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

Each year on the eleventh day of the eleventh month we remember the service and the sacrifices of our veterans.  These men and women have stood between war’s desolation and us.  They have defended freedom and liberated untold millions. Our veterans liberated Europe and Asia from the crushing forces of Fascism and tyranny.  They held back the expansion of Communism in Asia giving nations such as the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, and others time to become prosperous and well armed. Our veterans guarded Europe 24/7/365 giving Europe the longest time without war in its history.  The

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lubbockleft

Barbara Ann Comes Out Swinging

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

I am already loving the campaign for Texas Attorney General, even at this early stage. Barbara Ann Radnofsky (who ran a great 2006 Senate race against KBH) is starting to get her message out in a meaningful way, and her latest point packs a mighty punch. Behold: The current Texas Attorney General is soft on crime and hard on victims, as he targets rape victims with abusive policies. Women and those who respect women will begin looking to make a change on Election Day.

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Paul Lyle

National Sympathy Should Correlate to Common Sense

By: Paul Lyle | Blog: Closing Argument

     IF THERE IS A NATIONAL SYMPATHY RESERVOIR for Americans who accidently cross the Iranian border while hiking or pursuing other recreational or even business-related endeavors, it's about to be tapped yet again for three more of our young people.      The Associated Press reports today that Iran has accused three detained Americans of spying Monday, despite a U. S.

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scottslemmons

Samurai Smash!

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

lubbockleft

Power to the People?

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

It's been another one of those weeks where I get caught up with my life. Most notably, West Texas Comic Con came and went and was a great success. In the meantime, some nut shot up Fort Hood, health care reform passed the House, and another crooked Republican Hale County Commissioner got arrested.

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Donald R. May

Barack Obama and the Rebuilding of the Wall of Tyranny

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

World leaders celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.  The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, was conspicuously absent from the festivities. Obama turned down a speaking role at the event.  It was fitting and proper that the sitting US President should speak at this event, as the United States played a vital role in the fall of the Wall, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and freedom for hundreds of millions in Eastern Europe. Obama said he did not have time to attend.  He proffered the excuse that he is preparing for a meeting in Asia.

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Adam Zuvanich

Big 12 notes: Leach's brush with Bristol, a budding Bear and a QB quandary

By: Adam Zuvanich | Blog: Zuvie's Views

Instead of participating in last week's Big 12 football coaches conference call, Mike Leach visited the ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn. Texas Tech's coach was back on the line Monday, and he talked about the experience. He went through what ESPN terms the "Car Wash," appearing on eight different programs including SportsCenter and College Football Live.

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scottslemmons

Comic Con Aftermath

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

Well, I didn't go to the Comic Con. I have a good excuse -- I live five hours away. But I'm wishing I got to go now, 'cause the pictures in the A-J's Spotted section look like everyone had a lot of fun. Looks like the folks in the costumes were out in force.

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Paul Lyle

I Thought Crotch Was a Body Part

By: Paul Lyle | Blog: Closing Argument

UNTIL I WAS ABOUT 15-YEARS-OLD, I thought my crotch was a body part. This impression began to form when I was about five years old, maybe earlier, but I'm not sure of my memory when I think back further than that. I think I can remember a few things that happened to me when I was two, but that could be a false positive.

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