| Political Talk|| Lulz. Guns, ammo, sucession, quotes from Germans re debt, civil war - Doctor Radical on 11/6/12 at 10:36 pm|
riots, the Gulf States of America.
I can't decide if this is hysterical or damned depressing.
| Political Talk|| Repudiation of Republican Party platform? - Doctor Radical on 11/6/12 at 9:25 pm|
We will have a lot of time to dissect everything over the next year but it seems to be hard to argue that this election is not a direct repudiation of many republican ideas.
Whether its taxes, gays, immigration, abortion, or defense, the republicans need to get their platform in order. ...
| Political Talk|| So it's going to be one of those days on the poliboard - Doctor Radical on 8/31/12 at 9:48 am|
[quote] GOP talent
Romney heading to Hurricane struck areas...Obama?
Romney Ahead in Today's Rasmussen Poll
How will the Dems answer the RNC? (Page 1 2 )
How crappy must a candidate be to be in danger of losing to Akin?
The Liberals are freaking out and its comical
Is there one "forward"...
| Political Talk|| Texas Voter ID law struck down (same week as redistricting not pre-cleared) - Doctor Radical on 8/30/12 at 11:43 am|
(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.
| Political Talk|| AP calls Texas Senate primary race for Cruz - Doctor Radical on 7/31/12 at 8:29 pm|
And from the half-dozen to ten or so races I'm watching, all but one has been won by someone backed by Tea Party members.
(edited to add primary in case anyone thought that senators were elected in July) ...
| Political Talk|| Watson state legislator goes full derp on new education plan - Doctor Radical on 7/6/12 at 9:47 am|
WATSON — Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Watson, says she had no idea that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s overhaul of the state’s educational system might mean taxpayer support of Muslim schools.
“I actually support fund...
| Political Talk|| Follow up on previous thread re the graduate student in counseling and gay stuff - Doctor Radical on 6/27/12 at 3:45 pm|
tl;dr she lost
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former student who challenged the right of Augusta State University's counseling program to require all students to learn to trea...
| Political Talk|| Texas Primary Day - Doctor Radical on 5/29/12 at 9:30 am|
Finally.....we've gotten to Texas Primary Day.
Here is a link to a discussion of most of the relevant races.
The race getting top billing is the one to replace Kay Bailey for U.S. Senator. David Dewhurst (...
| Political Talk|| CISPA passes House - Doctor Radical on 4/26/12 at 7:56 pm|
The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that privacy groups have decried as a threat to civil liberties.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, sponsored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland), passed on a vote of 248 to 168.
| Political Talk|| Feds raiding Oaksterdam U. - Doctor Radical on 4/2/12 at 4:59 pm|
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Federal agents are carrying out an investigation at Oaksterdam University in Oakland this morning, Internal Revenue Service spokeswoman Arlette Lee said.
Lee said the IRS, the...
| Political Talk|| DOJ refuses preclearance for Texas Voter ID law (good article inside) - Doctor Radical on 3/12/12 at 10:36 am|
The U.S. Department of Justice has rejected Texas' application for preclearance of its voter ID law, saying the state did not prove that the bill would not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters.
| Political Talk|| Marijuana classification appealed to D.C. Court - Doctor Radical on 1/26/12 at 4:23 pm|
Should be interesting to see how the DEA/Obama Administration ague this issue in court.
Washington, DC -- The country's leading medical marijuana advocacy group, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), filed an appeal brief today in the D.C. Circuit to compel the federal government to reclassify mariju...
| Political Talk|| Buddy Roemer doing an AMA on reddit in case anyone wants to read - Doctor Radical on 1/5/12 at 4:59 pm|
Looks like it started an hour ago. ...
| Political Talk|| Interesting WSJ op ed and cspan video re the payroll tax issue - Doctor Radical on 12/21/11 at 11:31 am|
GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell famously said a year ago that his main task in the 112th Congress was to make sure that President Obama would not be re-elected. Given how he and House S...
| Political Talk|| Craig James files to run for U.S. Senate (Kay Bailey's seat) - Doctor Radical on 12/19/11 at 4:57 pm|
AUSTIN, Texas — Craig James has left his position at ESPN as a college football analyst to run for the U.S. Senate in Texas.
| Political Talk|| Alabama immigration law nets first arrest - Doctor Radical on 10/4/11 at 2:25 pm|
Coincidentally the arrest of a legal person.
Alabama's controversial new immigration law is less than a week old and officials say they've already made their first arrest for its violation.
A man identified as Yemeni national was arrested after he could produce no immigration papers. The ...
| Political Talk|| Kyl's statement re defense cuts in super committee.... - Doctor Radical on 9/9/11 at 9:33 am|
He sat through endless hours of fruitless budget negotiations in the Biden deficit talks. Then he went repeatedly to the White House to seek an elusive bipartisan deal over the debt ceiling. And now he’s on the deficit supercommittee charged with finding at least $1.2 trillion in cuts by Thanksgivin...
| Political Talk|| Article re Perry's potential problem concerning immigration - Doctor Radical on 8/12/11 at 12:06 pm|
"Gov. Perry is very eager to appear tough on illegal immigration, but upon closer inspection he's part of the problem," complained William Gheen, who runs the North Carolina-based political action committee Americans for Legal Immigration. The group intends to educate conservative groups about candi...
| Political Talk|| Interesting note on FAA shutdown and rural airports - Doctor Radical on 8/2/11 at 11:22 am|
Could put some "fiscal conservatives" at odds with programs in their own back yards: (plus from what I've read, this appears to be the biggest issue preventing the FAA budget from being approved)
Construction projects at airports around the country have stopped and 4,000 employees of the Federal ...
| Political Talk|| LulSec hacks into The Sun, reports Murdoch's death, and - Doctor Radical on 7/19/11 at 9:19 am|
threatens to release emails.
The hacktivists behind a hack on The Sun's website claim to have extracted an email archive which they plan to release later on Tuesday.
| Political Talk|| Ron Paul not to seek reelection in 2012. - Doctor Radical on 7/12/11 at 11:14 am|
To focus on presidential bid.
interesting he's willing to give up his seat.
Edit: Found link:
LAKE JACKSON — After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul told The Facts this morning he will not be seeking another term for the District 14 seat...
| Political Talk|| Budget bill from Texas House: - Doctor Radical on 4/4/11 at 10:26 am|
It passed this weekend. Here's a quick writeup for those wanting to keep up.
AUSTIN — The Texas House voted 98-49 Sunday night to slash funding for public schools, nursing homes and college financial aid in a dramatic show by Republicans elected on a limited-government message in the face of a m...
| Political Talk|| Great Daily Show clips re: Libya and freedom - Doctor Radical on 3/22/11 at 10:02 am|
You can start the above about 1 min in to avoid the intro.
A bit long but very damning of America's "we'll bring fr...
| Political Talk|| Perry: Don't blame the state for teacher layoffs. - Doctor Radical on 3/10/11 at 12:16 pm|
Potential dumbass statement of the year:
Texas school districts have for months pointed the finger at the state's spartan budget proposals for forcing them to lay off thousands of teachers and...
| Political Talk|| Texas Senate debating Sonogram/heartbeat/verbal information bill - Doctor Radical on 2/17/11 at 1:09 pm|
Click on the link for "senate chamber."
(edited to delete "bills" and replace with "bill.")...
| Political Talk|| Brought to you by the People's Republic of Austin - Doctor Radical on 2/7/11 at 11:45 am|
The city of Austin, Texas, may have bitten off more than it can chew, swallow and — well, you know what comes next.
Austin's Solid Waste Services Department decided it needed a new name. Something with a bit more panache. So they put it to the people of Austin in an online vote — and so far, thei...
| Political Talk|| And people say the U.S. doesn't manufacture anything anymore: - Doctor Radical on 1/31/11 at 11:49 am|
(CNN) -- A thick pall of chemical smoke hung over a crowd in Cairo on Friday afternoon. People ran, covering their noses and mouths to escape yet another volley of tear gas.
The same scene was being played out elsewhere in Cairo, in Alexandria and Suez. And several weeks back, Tunisian police use...
| Political Talk|| Texas House Bill 1 (introduced budget bill) available today: - Doctor Radical on 1/19/11 at 11:55 am|
Closing 4 community colleges
Eliminating all state financial aid programs for new students
Eliminate developmental education funding
Eliminate pre-k funding
Reduce reimbursement rates for doctors and hospitals 10 percent
Pub Ed still 10B short of what the law currently req...
| Political Talk|| Battle Hymn of the Republic. 2011 version. - Doctor Radical on 1/17/11 at 1:51 pm|
(edit to add: that dude has a decent voice) ...
| Political Talk|| Texas' projected budget shortfall to be roughly $27 Billion - Doctor Radical on 1/10/11 at 12:24 pm|
Texas is expected to collect $72.2 billion in taxes, fees and other general revenue during the 2012-13 budget, down from the $87 billion used in the current two-year budget, Comptroller Susan Combs announced Monday.
That puts the shortfall at $27 billion given that maintaining services would run ...