Tag Archives: Texas

They Might Be Giants

So the San Francisco Giants are up by two games in the World Series as of last night, after their 9-0 win over the Texas Rangers. Not what anyone was expecting – not by a long shot. I’m thinking that … Continue reading

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I Think the Gipper Might be Offended

I don’t know about you, but I think even the Gipper might be offended by this particular comparison! My only hope is that what she’s doing is out of avariciousness and the desire to “build her brand” and not out … Continue reading

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Madness and More Madness

I know we all get caught up in b-ball this time of year … but the real madness is the anniversary that just went by.  Seven years ago yesterday this country launched a pointless and incalculably damaging war.  Enough of … Continue reading

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Obama Continues to Come Through (and Saturday is Here)!

Yesterday President Barack Obama repealed the Mexico City Policy – the infamous gag rule that pulled funding from health care providers who offered (or even just talked about) certain health care options for women.  Yeah, you know what I’m talking … Continue reading

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WPS Draft Day

But first, a poem – because any collection of words that includes the phrase “the high arc of midsummer” deserves to be repeated today.  (As pretty much always, this is from The Writers Almanac): First Cutting by Susie Patlove (from … Continue reading

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Violence Born of Frustration, Neglect, Desperation

As 2008 draws to a close, along with the nightmare that has been the Bush Presidency, we see a resurgence of violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.  Not so surprising, given the complex and festering problems in the region, and the … Continue reading

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USWNT Reactions to Yesterday's Match

Tina Ellertson, Pia, and Lil comment on the match. (I loved Lil’s closing comment:  “The ball smacked me in the face and I was like, ‘Alright, welcome to the game!’” httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1uUFLCjv04 PS  Don’t miss Tennessee vs Texas women’s b-ball action … Continue reading

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Bookeaters on the Road

The Bookeaters traveled to Portsmouth yesterday where they discussed Ethan Frome at Brazo … after most had attended the Live at the Met performance of Berlioz’ “Damnation de Faust” at the Music Hall. Thought the Music Hall was cold enough … Continue reading

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Memo to The Red States (From the Blue States)

This morning a friend sent me this excellent “memo” that has been making the rounds on the Internet. You’ll have to check it out! Dear Red States, We’re ticked off at the way you’ve treated California , and we’ve decided … Continue reading

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Fundamentalism-It's All the Same … Mormon, Islamic, Christian … and John Yoo, Too!

The news out of Eldorado, Texas is ugly, ugly, ugly. We’re told that the “polygamist sect ruled with fear.” And while the news depicts them as a “splinter group” I’d say that there’s a clear connection between so-called mainstream fundamentalism … Continue reading

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