San Antonio
Wx Underground forecast
radar 1
.radar 2. radar 3
more Weather links


Commentary
Let Them Eat Art

RELATED: New Plan Proposed
To Save SA Symphony

(link is on home page of San Antonio Lightning.com)

Commentary Archive


email

Your logic should be applied to all of city and county government when it comes to spending our tax money.

"If no one's life depends on some THING that our tax dollars pay for, and that THING is not self-supporting, we should not be giving tax dollars to perpetuate that THING, no matter what that THING is."

If the users of the city parks are not willing to pay enough user fees to make the parks self-supporting, then CLOSE 'EM. And if those art organizations and artists that we support with tax dollars can't bring in enough money to support themselves CLOSE 'EM and let the artists get a real job (at Toyota, maybe). And if those museums don't support themselves, CLOSE 'EM. We can sell those museum pieces and the parks to pay for the health care for those 10,000 local children.

What else is out there that we pay for that doesn't support itself? Maybe $400,000 to get the Cowboys to come to San Antonio? I bet $400,000 would pay for a little bit of health care for those children.

World Class City? Never! Not San Antonio!

Edward T.


Site search linkSite map link

Headline archive
2003 Jan Feb Mar Apr May
June July Aug
2002 Jan Feb Mar APR
May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec



Doonesbury link --


NEED INTERNET ACCESS OR HOSTING? I USE SATexas.com

 

Jay Tope's SASports.com

National DON'T CALL list

US Congress Bill Lookup
US Congress e-mail
KnowX Public Records
••Texas, State of
••Texas legislature
••Texas Handbook
••Texas Library of DRT
••Texas UT Library
••Texas gov't: state, region, county, local
••Texas maps

S.A. Animal Defense League
Reference Desk
Grave Finder
Junk Science
SETI space signals
People Finder

Pop-up ad killers
Popup zapper for Macs
US Newspapers

Mayor/council phones+email
San Antonio, City of
CAMPAIGN FINANCE LOOKUP<<<
Bexar Cmsn phones+email
Bexar County
Bexar Appraisal

PGA Village
Edwards Aquifer
Citizens for Ethical Government

Online vehicle registration
NO-CALL LISTS: TEXAS | U.S.
Clean Air Plan, AACOG, Vehicle Emissions Tests

 



Charter Inducted Member



Website S.O.P.
Usually I clean out the day's headline links between 10 and midnight and load an abbreviated page for overnight. New stuff is normally uploaded between 8 and 10 a.m. and stays all day and evening.
Sometimes I add during the day but only occasionally. Weekends don't get much updating if any at all.
Previous headline links are always available (by month) in the Headline Archive in the left column, or you can keyword search the entire site with the button
Site search link

  THURSDAY EDITION
New edition is uploaded about 10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday

THIS SITE WILL BE ON VACATION AUG. 23 - SEPT. 7

 

Bush to ask UN for troop help in Vietnam, uh, Iraq

Iraq Counterpoint
Bob Herbert, NY Times
One of the many reasons Vietnam spiraled out of control was the fact that America's top political leaders never clearly defined the mission there, and were never straight with the public about what they were doing. Domestic political considerations led Kennedy, then Johnson, then Nixon to conceal the truth about a policy that was bankrupt from the beginning. They even concealed how much the war was costing.
Sound familiar?



1 Absent Dems pin hopes on judge's ruling next week
2 Runaway Democrats expand lawsuit

Daycare driver forgets 8-month-old, heat kills the boy

1 Fastest-spreading email virus ever
2
Few hackers attack Macs, but they aren't invulnerable

Baylor's president faces September no-confidence vote

FCC to study "localism" of consolidated radio, TV

GOP bill proposes to make many drug investigations "narcoterrorism" and expand sneak-and-peek laws
"The Victory Act represents a major expansion of federal surveillance, asset forfeiture and other powers under the guise of linking the war on drugs to the war on terrorism," said Tim Edgar, legislative counsel for the ACLU. "It does not address the intelligence problems that led to the September 11th attacks, continuing a failed policy of simply granting more power to the government instead of ensuring the government uses its existing powers effectively."

Cadaver-dog handler charged with rigging evidence searches

Celebrity dog walker makes $150,000

Family holding open auditions for suitor for daughter goes quiet after embarrassing newspaper report

FoxNews v. Franken case will test free expression

Drunk pays boys $20 to castrate him

Tampa scraps face-recognition software as worthless

Naked-chick sushi service getting big
"Corporate bigwigs are forking over as much as $700 a head for dinner parties where guests are served sushi off a naked woman. The secret gourmet trend has taken off in the past six months in L.A., and now New York is getting on the act."

Archaeologists may have found Donner Party camp
Discovery Channel program "Unsolved History" scheduled to air in October

Porn actress Mary Carey, one of 135 candidates running for California governor, offered on Tuesday to go on a date with anyone offering her a hefty campaign contribution. STORY
Click her for the now-famous Naked Jumping Jack page

Woman hurt as Nokia cell phone bursts into flames

 


Vehicle Emissions Tests Don't Help
Go to my clean air page for info.

Citizens Organized for Good Science

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan HERE


SelectSmart.com
2004 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SELECTOR