I just became the first person to sign the new, online ELENA GUAJARDO RECALL PETITION addressed to the San Antonio City Council.
Please join me in signing. You don't have to let others see your email address if you prefer.
I know you're hearing all those Macias ads on KTSA alleging that incumbent Dist. 73 representative Casteel voted against school vouchers, but in fairness, check what her hometown newspaper said about that issue when it endorsed her:
Re-elect Casteel to represent us
The editorial explains a few things about the crusade being financed from the very-deep pockets of Jim Leininger. It also states that "The Macias campaign has misstated several of Casteel’s positions" and explains five such charges.
Bush's stance on ports deal fuels anger
President Bush's marquee issue, the war on terror, is being turned against him by Democrats and rebelling members of his own party in an election-year dustup over a deal that allows an Arab company to manage major U.S. ports.
People in both parties are suggesting it's another case of Bush seeming to be tone deaf to controversy - on top of government eavesdropping, Katrina recovery and Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident.
|Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Port Ops --- RESULT
|posted 9a-1030p Wed Feb 22 2006|
What should be done about the plan to turn over major US ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates?
|Let it take effect
|Hold it for further study
|Kill it dead quick
Total votes 453-
Rift widens on whether port deal is a threat
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, typified the criticism of the White House's decision to put port operations in the hands of [the United Arab Emirates]. He said the deal was outrageous. "When it's a matter of national security, the president will be overturned," DeLay said. "We will overturn it within the next few weeks."
Los Angeles Times
Shipping industry baffled by port uproar
Experts say port security is handled by the government, and foreign companies already control a large share of the cargo-handling business
Seth Borenstein - Knight-Ridder Newspapers
Outcry over port deal obscures real security issues, experts say
The federal government also is more than 18 months behind on a background check and identification card program for 6 million port and other transportation workers, such as airport personnel and truck drivers
Gary Martin - Express-News
Ciro and Henry's race must be close: it's getting bare-knuckled
With early voting under way, negative television advertising is turning the Democratic Primary race in the 28th congressional district into a mudslinging contest. The ads begin today in San Antonio.
American Airlines to charge $2 per bag for SAT curbside check-in
NUMBER of DAYS SINCE the E-MAIL INCIDENT THAT
COUNCILWOMAN ELENA GUAJARDO HAS NOT RESIGNED
Dickerson's emails to her HERE
My Feb. 3 home page with poll HERE
Sign the online ELENA GUAJARDO RECALL PETITION
Guajardo breaks her silence
"District Seven Councilwoman Elena Guajardo says she's only doing it once, and she’s spoke [sic] exclusively to News 4 WOAI about the turmoil that ultimately led to the suicide of a Zachry employee."
Guajardo either doesn't know the state law regarding email name disclosure, or is choosing to play dumb.
REAL civil war about to overwhelm Iraq?
A wave of sectarian strife and recrimination swept Iraq Thursday after Wednesday's bombing of a revered Shiite shrine in the city of Samarra. The interior ministry said that more than 100 people have been killed in the violence.