Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Battle For Ingleside Naval Station!
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Texas Health Insurance Nazis!
Texas Governor Rick Perry and State Attorney General Gregg Abott have declared they would challenge the just  passed national health care reform in Texas courts.
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Friday, March 19, 2010

Corpus Christi Mayor Mired In Conflicts Of Interest

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Go Away Kid! You Bother Me!
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Mayor Adame Always has tax breaks for big companies such as Las Brisas, refineries, developers and others but doesn't mind if this shuts out money for school districts.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Little Nell Goes To School In Texas
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Friday, March 05, 2010

County Needs To Change Election Method
Change Needed In County Elections

The current system for the elections of county officials is flawed. Currently we have a partisan primary election with the winners facing off in a November election.
In the recent primary election many ran unopposed in their primary and some offices had primary races for one party but none in any other. Therefore if a candidate wins his primary and there was no primary in other parties then that person has won the seat.
This is basically unfair. This means that all voters who are independents or belong to opposing parties get no say in the election for that position.
Partisan politics should have no place in the election of County Commissioners or in judicial races.
Just as the City Council elections do not indulge in party politics, the County should follow suit.
In the past primary the Commissioner for Precinct 4 had a primary opponent and he lost. Since there was no Democrat running the winner of the Republican primary will be the next commissioner for that seat.
It is a certainty that there are many people in Nueces County who are not Republicans would vote for the incumbent but will not get that chance, they will have no one to cast their vote for.
This is wrong and should be changed.
Ideally a number of candidates for an office should be able to file and have themselves presented to the voters. If none of that group obtains 50% or more of the vote then the two top vote getters would have a runoff.
This way all of the voters would get their say, that’s the fair way to do it.
To change this would require an amemmndement to the State Constitution. That is a tall order but every general election in Texas finds amendments on the ballot. This is one that should be proposed.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Growth! Growth! We Need More Growth!
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In the recent local primary elections all those running for office echoed calls for more growth. Growth, mindless growth, never mind that our streets, sewers, drainage systems and other parts of the infrastructure are hopelessly inadequate for our present occupants.
Ah yes, 'infrastructure!" Another word that candidates like to bandy around, even if it may sometimes seem that some of them haven't the foggiest idea of exactly what that word means!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Perry Wins Big! Appoints Self As Governor For Life!
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Flush with a big victory on primary election night Texas Governor Rick Perry exuberantly declares if he wins the race over Bill White he will appoint himself Governor For Life!
Today Is Texas Independence Day

On this day in 1836 Texas declared independence from Mexico.
Texas independence is still a dream for some it seems.
Texas Governor Perry is in a primary race for an unprecedented fourth term. During the campaign he suggested Texas might consider secession from the union and he palled around with members of a state secessionist group.
I suppose Perry fantasizes about himself at the helm of the New Texas Republic.

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