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Lubbock Comics Connections: Jim Smith

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

Time for another entry in our semi-regular series on current and former Lubbockites who've worked in comics, cartooning, and animation.

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Donald R. May

Politically Correct Stem Cell Research is Bad Medicine

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

A dangerous combination of political and social ideology is determined to make embryonic stem cell research succeed. In normal research, when Plan A (embryonic stem cell research) does not work and Plan B (adult stem cell research) does work and gives the results desired from Plan A, Plan B would attract the publicity, scientists, and financial support. Plan A would be abandoned. The first problem for embryonic stem cell research (SCR) is embryonic SCR has not produced any apparently useful results.

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Lubbock music on rooftop at Austin's Momo's on March 18

By: Anonymous | Blog: Center Stage

They will be celebrating Legendary Lubbock in Austin on March 18, specifically during South by Southwest at Momo's Real Live Music, which is upstairs from Katz's at 618 West Sixth Street (corner of Sixth and Rio Grande).Let's start with the evening attraction at Momo's that will help open South by Southwest:8 p.m., Cary Swinney, with Richard Bowden and Michael O'Connor.9 p.m., Thrift Store Cowboys.10 p.m., Texas Belairs, with Ponty Bone and John X. Reed.11 p.m., Colin Gilmore

LSO will perform national Baseball Music Project in Lubbock!

By: Anonymous | Blog: Center Stage

Longtime friend Joe Gulick and I used to look around on eBay and elsewhere for full albums of songs about, and inspired by, the game of baseball.We found a lot of fun tunes that made us laugh, and I found a number of songs that saluted many of my baseball heroes.Upon hearing of the song-filled, multi-media, Baseball Music Project, I cannot say I was confident that it would be performed in Lubbock.

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Something Stinks

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

As soon as I saw this cover, I knew I'd have to post it, just for frequent commenter Swampy, who I know loves both the Hulk and catastrophically crude flatulence jokes. Yes indeed, Hulk can't fight gas, just as he can't fight his love of convenience store burritos. And Darkhawk Nighthawk looks like he bore the full brunt of that backblast...

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Donald R. May

Funding Bad Science

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

One would hope that science, education, and national security would be above politics.  As we relearn daily, they are not. On Monday President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order removing the limitations placed on embryonic stem cell research by President George W. Bush.  This will effectively open the coffers of borrowed and printed Federal cash to those pursuing politically correct embryonic stem cell research.

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Let's try it again: Centennial Closing Concert tickets on sale!

By: Anonymous | Blog: Center Stage

Please just disregard the blog I began earlier about the Lubbock Centennial's Closing Concert.I started the small announcement when I was told some of the entertainers we could expect to see at the Centennial Closing -- just as a reminder that the show date is sneaking up on us.But then other entertainers would send me an e-mail and say, "Hey man, I'll be there, too!" and I would re-edit the original announcement to fit them in.

Professional wrestling returns; Mickey Rourke can't be found

By: Anonymous | Blog: Center Stage

All kidding aside....Look for the WWE, aka World Wrestling Entertainment, to make a return appearance in Lubbock on Saturday -- and to attract a crowd.Even Shelly, a woman cutting my hair, was asking me who would be wrestling at this event. She told me that she already has purchased tickets to the WWE as a very special gift for her son.You want details?

'Paul Bullock Encore' planned for Friday at Tornado Gallery

By: Anonymous | Blog: Center Stage

For one reason or another, there have been three or four events (one being a play) thus far in 2009 that I was forced to miss -- and which I regret missing to this very day. And indeed, one was street poet Paul Bullock's return to the spotlight with his Feb. 28 concert at the Tornado Gallery.I had interviewed Paul in advance; I had planned to be present on Feb. 28. Those plans had to change.

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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up 3/9/2009

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

Just so my readers are aware, the TPA Roundups that I post each Monday are not written by me. They represent a list of the most interesting TPA member blog posts selected each week by TPA members. It is Monday, and that means it is time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance's Weekly Round-Up.

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