Friday, March 11, 2005-
page around 10
may block Social Security vote
President Bush's bid to add private accounts to Social Security
faces such opposition in the Senate that its supporters may be unable
to bring it to a vote, according to a Washington Post survey of
American - Jason Embry
stalls on Texas business tax
Most businesses in Texas avoid paying the franchise tax, many by
organizing as partnerships. The House plan proposed Thursday would
expand the tax to include partnerships, then give businesses the
choice of paying the current franchise tax or the payroll tax
that a House committee approved earlier this week.
Legislators will work on the plan again today.
floats new redistricting bill
will settle water debt (supposedly)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, expressed reservations. "This
agreement is long overdue, and it may well be the best deal available,"
she said. "But the debt should have been paid in full."
Fort hood trial is slated May 2
held 'Ghost' prisoners at Abu Ghraib
Top military intelligence officials came to an agreement with the
CIA to hide certain detainees at the facility without officially
registering them, in possible violation of international law, according
to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
lawmaker seeks toilet paper tax
edits Fox News out of 'Boston Legal'
okays bankruptcy law overhaul both Sen. Cornyn and Sen.
Hutchison supported the new law. It goes to the House next month
and then to President Bush. "The concerns and interests of
consumers, poor and middle-class families, our uniformed service
members and their families, and veterans were cast callously aside,"
said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. Over the past two weeks, Republicans
knocked down Democratic attempts to ease the impact of the legislation
on people facing huge debts they cannot pay, including single parents,
the unemployed and the ill.
chupa, and striped pants
I love those pinstriped pants on you in the helicopter photo!
Hard to believe I had a pair just like them back then <g>.
Got this link from Fark.com and thought it looked familer.
Is This Creature?
According to the story, this pic was shot just a few days ago around
Tyler. So, what are your thoughts? Suddenly this creature is all
within about 10 months or so of the first sighting in south TX?
Either this guy is reproducing really quick, ranges all over the
or something. Just darn right weird. Later,
click for 144K plaque
San Fran oldies
Thank you for sharing the recording
of KYA back in 1970 when you were doing the news back then.
I am from the Bay Area .. graduated in 1967 from Arroyo high in
San Lorenzo .. my father hated to hear any of the music that I listened
to at that time .. I can hardly tolerate listening to what my son
Saw Shubert's campaign ad on Ch 4 10 o'clock news. Looks like he
got a dye job including eyebrows, is he trying to go for a younger
look? Anyone else notice?
Bush "town hall" meetings
In the March 14 issue of Newsweek, cover People Power, there is
an article on President Bushs road trips to sell his partial
privatization accounts for Social Security. On page 34, under the
title Tricks of the Trade, we are told that a pro Bush organization
called "Freedom Works" coordinates with the Bush administration
the LOADING of the audience with sometimes up to a third being Freedom
Works members, and the organization often suggesting THE NAMES of
the people from their group to be placed onstage with the President
to assure all goes as scripted...
David P in Wimberley