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I love my hate mail; more please

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

If you're looking for apologies here, look at Capitol Hill where trillions of your hard earned money is being tossed away into oblivion. Wake up. I'm not the problem. We are moving from a capitlistic society to a socialist one. Blue Sky Burger. Please. Look at the deficit. Think. Pay attention to what's going on. Burgers are a dime a dozen. Your country? What's that worth? At least we have one Congressman who keeps voting NO! Go Neugebauer. At least he gets it right. My rant for this week, Chris

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Nancy Pelosi ....and that one word!!!

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the comment today that she had one word to describe the $1 trillion (with much interest) stimulus package: "Jobs." Chris Van Wagenen's one word response: "Jobless" after it's all said and done. Temporary fix; more dependence on baby sitter Uncle Sam.

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Delta, and I don't mean that Miss. mud

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

Oh no, he can't even spell the state. Yes, and I can spell Mississippi. Delta Air Lines is now accepting reservations as of Saturday (Feb. 14) for flights to its Memphis hub, i.e Northwest Airline merger partner which is operated by Pinnacle. The 50-seat RJR's give us an entirely new Hub to fly through. That said, a few of you will probably get lost and end up on a FedEx delivery route. Yes, that's their Hub as well. Later, Chris ....book flights at www.delta.com

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Great place to live; with out our WINDY WHINERS

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

Susan Combs, state comptroller of public account, dropped a bomb of sorts on Lubbock today. Seems with all the doom and gloom going on, Lubbock's sales tax rebate (that is based on retail sales) was up a whopping 5.26 percent for December, during what has been described as one of the worst Christmas' ever. Holy...! So what gives. We have a stable workforce and the third lowest unemployment rate in the state. What an awesome place to live. But what do we get on the blog. Ohhhhh, Chris hurt my feelings. He's so unprofessional.

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Taco Bueno, one burrito staying put

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

Rumors about Abilene-based Taco Bueno which have been floating around for weeks ...not TRUE. Chain and it's stores quite happy to be in Lubbock, according to Abilene-based company. All is good...NO STORES ARE CLOSING. I love it when a plan comes together, LATER, your loveable Valentine. NOT!

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Two guys, a girl and a pizza

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

Sorry, that show was canceled in the late 1990s. What about five guys and a Burger. Blue Sky heaven here. Former Lubbock businessman Curtis Jordan, founder of such fun stops as Moose Magoo's and Cujo's (ouch that foaming dog had to hurt) has purchased the rights for the franchise - Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Jack Chapman, a commercial broker with McDougal Commercial Realty, tells me the first outlet will be going in at 19th Street and Quaker Avenue in the former Moe's Southwest Grill location, which was never accpeted in Lubbock. Next site: Popeyes 82nd Street and Frankford lo

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scottslemmons

Friday Night Fights: Love Stinks!

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

Oh, sure, sure, tomorrow's Valentine's Day. We're all soooo excited. All you rassafrackin' lovebirds are gonna be running around, buying each other dinner and roses and cards and, and waffles or whatever.

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lubbockleft

Cessna Ad as Metaphor

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

The above ad is so hilarious to me on so many levels. First off, the timing. This is probably the worst time to try to sell a corporate jet. Cessna (which, overall, is a great company IMO) is having a very-brave-or-very-foolish moment here that we get to watch. Second, the audience.

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Donald R. May

Spending Money, Growing Debt

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

Obama’s Socialist Pork Bill is intended to finance as much spending as possible that will prompt Progressive Liberal voting in 2010 and 2012. Much of the spending is for projects that are not needed.  Spending borrowed money to expand the size of our government simply stimulates the growth of our national debt.

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