Most of this content is from Thursday. Off
for the long weekend. I have added the Garden Ridge parade photos and a
couple of emails and a bumper sticker at bottom of this column but otherwise
am duffing off.
New stuff is normally posted between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday
butterfly exhibit at San Antonio Zoo
HOME 4th Battalion 133rd Field Artillery!
may decide today on troops to Liberia
bill is pulled for tweaking
Yesterday, state representative Ruth Jones McClendon
(Dem., San Antonio) told me the redistricting map was "a dummy"
and the real one would be revealed by the GOP in due time. This story
certainly does not contradict her insight.
urges Councilmen's $20K slush funds be ended
As the Dist.
9 councilman said the other day on my radio program, it isn't necessarily
the best use of tax money to fund neighborhood events, scouts, kids' baseball
teams, church events and such private funds should be raised.
against Santa a CIA SECRET
of the CIA's deepest and darkest secrets -- a classified report about
a plot by the "Ebenezer Scrooge" terrorist group to attack
Santa Claus and his reindeer -- has finally been revealed after almost
historians compared the censored and uncensored versions of the document
and realized the CIA considered a decades-old joke about Santa Claus
as a matter of the utmost national security."
Got broadband? Click
on this for a fine 139K fireworks picture
"quote from an unidentified story" trick
"She told the court: 'I turned to face my bedroom wall and a luminous
green and pink fly flew out and down my throat. That's when it started
choking me.'" STORY
Eden of apples may be a Godsend
The survival of apples in the Kazakh forest where they first appeared
some 6,000 years ago may help scientists produce disease-resistant
hybrids that could save an industry wracked by scourges brought
about by a shallow gene pool.
abuse innocent man over missing beer keg
abuses campers' Doritos
confab plans Cartoon Character costume ball
ol' flu could be a WMD
York Times editorial
"The Bush administration, which has the very
bad habit of smiling at working people while siphoning money from their
pockets, is trying to change the federal Fair Labor Standards Act in a
way that could cause millions of workers to lose their right to overtime
cuts back workers: "uncertain times"
Deepen Iraq's Dark Days
"On Baghdad's streets, blackouts fuel a growing nostalgia for former
president Saddam Hussein among people who only weeks ago cheered the fall
of his government and welcomed the arrival of U.S. troops."
human embryos produced in lab
"Scientists in Chicago have for the first time made
human embryos that are part male and part female, raising ethics questions
and prompting calls for more oversight of the rapidly evolving field of
human embryo manipulation."
swimming records zapped: pool 1/2 inch short
plate spray foils red-light cameras
dung beetles navigate by the moon
of July email
Thank you for supporting our troops. Our son is currently in Iraq, he
was there during Operation Desert Storm.Yesterday was his wedding anniversary
and today,the 4th, is his birthday. Please continue your prayers and support
for our sons ans daughters serving all over the world. Thank You! John
and Beverly Thompson, Banquete Texas. And for Sgt. James J.Smith -- Stationed
Ft. Hood Tx. Deployed Iraq
HI Brad,I just wanted to take a few minutes of your time to tell you about
my Uncle Jay Waltman since today is July 4 Independance Day. My Uncle
Jay served during WW2. He was surrounded by Battle, it was so much for
him,he suffered from what I think they called Shell Shock in thoses days.
When he was released from the Military he biught a Farm and he got Married.
Not long after that he was in the field and he was struck by lightning.
So along with Lightning, War, and Shell Shock he became no longer able
to function in Regular Society. His wife soon divorced him after he went
to the Veterans Nursing Home. He spent the remainder of his life in th
Coatseville Veterans Nursing Home in Pennsylvania. I think he gave the
worst way by having to sit around and not have a functional life. Having
to live a useless remainder of his life in the Coatesville Veterans Nursing
Home. That alomst totaled 50 years. What a price he paid for our Freedom.I
surley hope he will not be forgotten on July 4. He will be missed I assure
you. Best Regards,
Thought you would appreciate this from the retired disabled vets - "Our
From George W. Bush
"To the veteran, we owe gratitude -- shown not just in words of tribute,
but in acts of care and attention. ... As president, I will work with
Congress to raise the standard of service -- not just for veterans, but
for our military retiree. All of them must be treated with the care they
have been promised and the dignity they have earned."
September 6, 2000-American Legion, Milwaukee Wisconsin
"In order to make sure that morale is high with those who wear the
uniform today, we must keep our commitment to those who wore the uniform
in the past
We will make sure promises made to our veterans will
be promises kept."
January 19, 2001-Pre-Inaugural comment to military retirees/veterans
in Washington, DC
"My administration understands America's obligations not only to
those who wear the uniform today, but to those who wore the uniform in
the past -- our veterans."
Mr. President, not one of these promises has been kept.