Fri Jan 20 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus
Big Brother Dep't
Dallas getting downtown surveillance cameras
34 cameras will be dispersed throughout downtown business and entertainment areas. Light duty or injured police officers will monitor the cameras at most times.
Major cities have them, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago
Google rebuffs feds' search requests
Google Inc. is rebuffing the Bush administration's demand for a peek at what millions of people have been looking up on the Internet's leading search engine
DoJ search requests: Google said no; Yahoo, AOL, MSN yes
"In fairness to Yahoo, which handed over information -- and MSN which likely did the same -- it is important to note that it is not just spin that no privacy issues were involved with this particular data. As I explained in the story, the information is completely divorced from any personally identifiable data."
San Antonio Express-News
DOUBTS AGAIN RAISED ABOUT "ARTS" FUNDING
Councilwoman Patti Radle's explanation of the logic of giving millions in tax money to "the Arts" here: without that money, San Antonio would "end up being a cascarón without the confetti inside."
Texas governor candidate ejected from race over bad check
A Fort Worth Democrat who hoped to run for governor will not be on the primary ballot because the check for his filing fee bounced
|Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Osama --- RESULT
|posted 1050a-1250a Thur Jan 19 2006|
your reaction to today's bin Laden threat that another big attack in America
is "only a matter of time"?
|Water off a duck's back: doesn't bother me a bit.
|Does bother me just a little.
|Brings up my worry level quite a bit.
|Scares me pretty bad.
Total votes 255-
THREATENED DEATH DEADLINE IS TODAY
Appeals intensify for Jill's release
Religious leaders, human rights groups, and politicians have called for Carroll's captors to set her free
Journalist's father: 'Do not sacrifice an innocent soul'
"I want to speak directly to the men holding my daughter Jill because they may also be fathers like me," Jim Carroll said in the statement that aired Friday on the Arabic-language network Al-Jazeera.
email Brokeback Mountain
My husband runs a 26,000 acre ranch in South Texas.
He takes care of 1000 cows, calves and many bulls. He's a
real cowboy. Those so called "cowboys" in Montana were
herding sheep: they are sheepherders, not cowboys! Putting on a hat and a pair of boots does not make you a
cowboy. These homos are sheepherders!!! That's the
polite name for them.
Most college students lack skills
More than half of students at four-year colleges - and at least 75 percent at two-year colleges - lack the literacy to handle complex, real-life tasks such as understanding credit card offers
DEER ON HOOD TALKS TO PASSERSBY
So many of you have been emailing me the Jimmy Kimmel talking-deer-on-hood segment that I s'pose I ought to just put it here for everyone's viewing and dancing pleasure.