lubbockleft

100 Days!

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

Since FDR started the concept, a President's first 100 days have been an important early measure of success. History will be kind to Obama's first 100 days -- not since FDR has so much 100-days progress been made. In recent history, Democrats often have done things that obviously should have been done already -- like when congressional Dems finally raised the minimum wage in early 2007. President Obama has his fair share of why-haven't-we-done-this-yets: the equal pay act, closing gitmo, and easing travel restrictions to Cuba come to mind.

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scottslemmons

Lubbock's Comics Connections: Rachael Simmons

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

To my complete surprise, yesterday's move went extremely well -- I'd originally planned to take 'til the end of Wednesday to get my stuff moved, then spend Wednesday evening cleaning the old apartment. But it turns out, thanks to some timely assistance from my brother, that 99% of everything has been moved into the new house.

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Donald R. May

Integrity, Honor, and Courage in a Time of Great Evil

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

In a time when we see one evil disservice after another brought upon our land, it is heartening to see people of great integrity, honor, and courage arise to defend our foundations. Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon is such a person.  She is truly a heroine for our times.

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lubbockleft

Always Looking Up

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

Finished this book a few days ago, and it's a good one. Scientific research is not supposed to be politicized, but it always is. Michael J Fox (henceforth MJF) got caught in the middle of it on account of his advocacy for Parkinson's research, starting in the early 2000s.

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scottslemmons

Lubbock's Comics Connections: Marc Watson

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

Well, I spent all day yesterday getting moved into the new apartment. All the furniture is moved over, but I've still got a lot of little odds-and-ends to try to get moved. And I need to vacuum and scrub the bathrooms.

scottslemmons

Lubbock's Comics Connections: Ginny Case

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

Okay, folks, it's Moving Day. I'm not going to be getting all my stuff into the new house until the very end of the month, but this is the day I've got set up for moving all my large furniture -- the bed, bookshelves, dresser, hideabed, etc. I'm also getting my gas turned on today and switching my Internet service to the new address.

Donald R. May

Can Swine Flu Put Our National Priorities Back in Perspective?

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

The arrival of the Mexican Swine Flu at multiple locations in the United States has quickly brought our national security and our nation’s general welfare and health back into focus. There is never a good time for a new flu strain to strike.  It is particularly bad when we have a President and a Congress that are not only weak but also actively negative on health care, national security, and prosperity.

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lubbockleft

Concealed Carry on Campus: Bad Idea

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

Well, it seems that concealed carry on campus is up on the docket at the state legislature these days, and lawmakers are actually taking it seriously. Outside of the military, I can't think of a school anywhere in the world where students are allowed to pack heat. After all, the presence of weapons in a classroom does not exactly foster an atmosphere of learning and achievement. On top of that, suicides, crimes of passion, and accidents all become easier, deadlier, and more likely to occur in the presence of guns.

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Donald R. May

Conservatives Can Retake Congress in 2010

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

The political winds continue to turn increasingly toward Conservative values.  With the continued erosion of confidence in President Barack Obama, the Republicans can do extremely well in the 2010 General Election. President Obama still maintains pop culture star status, but trust in his intentions and his ability to improve our prosperity and the quality of our lives is decreasing.

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