lubbockleft

Recovery.gov Launches

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

I'm seriously geeking out over the newly-launched Recovery.gov website, both for historical-political reasons and for web design reasons. It's a beautiful website with video, interactive charts, drag-able timeline, blog, contact form, and all sorts of goodies.

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scottslemmons

The Supercar of my Dreams

By: scottslemmons | Blog: Hero Sandwich

I'm not a big car guy. I don't get a thrill out of car shows, there is nothing duller to me than looking at your new car's engine, and the only reason I ever go to a car dealership is if I actually want to buy a car.

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lubbockleft

Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up 2/16/2009

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

It is Monday, and that means it is time for another edition of the Texas Progressive Alliance's Weekly Round-Up.Off the Kuff takes a look at the early possibilities for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 2010.

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Donald R. May

Congress Revealed

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

Now and again it is good to lighten up and laugh a bit.  With President Obama and the Democratic Congress quickly moving to take over our government and to make us all subjects of a Socialist Democracy, a bit of humor and wisdom is in order. The reader does need to be warned that the following quotes are all really quite serious and may result in strong emotional reactions.  We have been adequately warned about the dangers of a government gone out of control.

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lubbockleft

The Story of Stuff

By: lubbockleft | Blog: Lubbock Left

The Story of Stuff is the most succinct summary (20 mins) of our complex problem of production and consumption I have ever encountered. I'm just now discovering it for myself, so I thought I'd share. Over 4 million have already discovered this charming, compelling video narrated by Annie Leonard. Everybody needs to see it.

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Favorite live acts?

By: Anonymous | Blog: Center Stage

At the risk of sounding obsessive, and knowing that only a minority of us keep track of such minutia:PART A:Which band or recording act are you fairly certain that you have seen the most times live in concert?If you are one of those who kept diaries or still keeps ticket stubs, feel free to elaborate if you wish. But it's not necessary.and PART BWhich bands or recording artists -- living or dead -- do you still wish you'd been able to see perform live?.....

Donald R. May

Obama Fibs Are Not Working in Peoria

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

The stimulus packages of Presidents Bush and Obama are not revitalizing the economy of Peoria, Illinois. I was in Peoria last week.  Jobs have been cut, and restaurants and stores have closed.  I did not see evidence of much hiring in Peoria. Caterpillar announced in January that up to 22,000 of its workers will be laid off due to a decreased demand for its products.  More than 500 of those jobs will be lost in Peoria.

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Donald R. May

“The Mailbox Belonging to: Office of Senator Susan Collins is Full. Good Bye.”

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

Such was the response I received when I repeatedly tried to contact the Washington office of Senator Susan M. Collins on Friday.  I could not get through.  The direct telephone numbers for the offices of both Senator Olympia J.

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chrisvanwagenen

Big city mistake or are we better off

By: chrisvanwagenen | Blog: Open for Business

When the city of Lubbock decided to put the first wrench into the mix when they acquired The Depot restauarant at 19th and Dixie Chicks Boulevfart (sorry meant Buddy Holly's other troupe), who knew they'd rename everything in the area, including storm sewers). Now, we have what, across the street ...empty dirt  where musicians and talented artists used to play? Yeah, that worked out well. Lesson learned: Government and art don't mix. Geez Louise, just pour the shot in my beer. "Well Chris, it's worked so far" Yeah, like Ben Gay on sunburn. NOT Later, Chris

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