Wed Jan 25 2006
Hit count for 2005 was 24-million-plus
Secret trip: Perry in Iraq
Governor visits Texas troops in Middle East
On my program tooday: Gov. Perry live from Baghdad
email red light cameras
I have written to you before about these cameras. I don't care if a company gets richer than six foot up a bull's a** for giving these red light runners a ticket. I drive my grand kids to and from school every day and witness red lights being run at every major intersection. I hear callers making all kinds of excuses for the cameras to not be around and I'll bet they are all guilty of running the red light. Just last week a guy went around me on the right hand side to try to make a yellow light and our mirrors touched. You really need to drive around in this town more and watch it first hand. You wouldn't even have to dress up like a black person.
Oh, the guy that hit my mirror did stop to see if he had done any damage. And we both made the next green light.
Mexico issues border ban for military
A day after as many as 20 armed men in military fatigues crossed the Rio Grande into Texas before being chased back by U.S. authorities, the Mexican government ordered its troops not to come within 2 kilometers of the border "without authorization."
Georgetown University students turned their backs on US Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales in protest yesterday. (Evan Sisley/ Reuters)
AG's memo raises questions on Patriot Act
Suggests it's not needed for domestic spying
A footnote in Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales's 42-page legal memo defending President Bush's domestic spying program appears to argue that the administration does not need Congress to extend the USA Patriot Act in order to keep using the law's investigative powers against terror suspects.
"Radical Militant Librarians" would shelve Patriot Act
"What's happened in the past several years, in particular with the USA Patriot Act which directly affects our ability to do our job, is our core values are being challenged ... If anything can ignite librarians, it is an attack on our core values."
Bush renames spying
President Bush heads to the National Security Agency on Wednesday for another speech defending his controversial spying program, one that he insists should be called a “terrorist surveillance program” — not domestic spying without a warrant.
Army will allow children of veterans to use rifles at funerals
An estimated 1,800 military veterans die every day across the country, and honor guards struggle to keep up with serving two or three funerals a day.
Sending telegrams to people who have passed away