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Middle-aged white guy who believes in justice and equality for all. Math and computer analyst with additional 21st century jack-of-all-trades skills. I'm a stud, not a dud!

Journal Archives

Texas News - 5/9/2016 - The Politicos

Paxton did not disclose Servergy stock as a gift or income

Amid veep talk, Rick Perry portrait unveiled in Capitol, sans glasses

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s letter raps Target bathroom policy

Abbott names longtime aide Smith to head Texas social services

Trump uses taco bowl to try to reach out to Hispanic voters

From GOP Moderate to Democratic Lege Hopeful to Trump Campaigner

Bathrooms, guns, secession: Words you’ll hear from Texas GOP
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 07:46 AM (0 replies)

Texas News - 5/9/2016 - East Texas

Titan in Houston Democratic politics dies at 64

Permit request dropped for planned East Texas reservoir

Ex-Beaumont ISD officials ordered to pay back $12 million
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 07:42 AM (0 replies)

Texas News - 5/9/2016 - North Texas

Hillary Clinton heads back to North Texas to raise money

Health Clinics On Wheels Reach The Neediest In Dallas

A Bold Plan to House Dallas Homeless on a Military Base is Gaining Ground

After Anti-Gay Attacks in Dallas, a Vow to Take Back Oak Lawn

Rockwall City Council Rejects Proposed Restrictions On Public Bathrooms
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 07:39 AM (0 replies)

Texas News - 5/9/2016 - Central Texas

Man sues Round Rock school district for more than $1 million

Meet the former Dallas startup vying to replace Uber and Lyft in Austin

Waco-area business leaders fly to US capital, discuss I-35

Hays County Judge sent to jail after DWI no contest plea

Colorado company buys Waco data center

Travis County considers ambitious bicycle and pedestrian proposals

Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 07:37 AM (0 replies)

Texas News - 5/9/2016 - West Texas

Alamo's long El Paso road finally complete

400 Fort Bliss aviation soldiers to deploy to Europe

Pamela Elliott was the new sheriff in town. But instead of law and order, she brought chaos.

In Big Bend, Trans-Pecos Pipeline Clears Last Hurdle

Federal Lawsuit: Borderland Challenge To Modern-Day ‘Debtor Prisons’ (El Paso)

Fewer than half of Big Country school bonds pass

Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 07:34 AM (0 replies)

Texas News - 5/9/2016 - South Texas

Chemours (formerly DuPont) plans $230 million expansion in Ingleside

McAllen’s peso program giving discount to Mexican shoppers

Voter concern over politics reflected in Donna bond failure

South Padre Island adds ‘porta potties’
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 07:30 AM (0 replies)

Texas News - 5/9/2016 - Higher Ed?

University of Texas assistants in line for pay raises

UT System regents unlikely to change campus carry rules much

Oops! TCU commencement program misspells ‘university’

Huntress Kendall Jones announces retirement from Texas Tech

Texas Tech police investigating 3 on-campus assaults over weekend
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 07:26 AM (0 replies)

North Carolina gov. faces Fed's Monday deadline on LGBT law

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory shows no signs of backing down in the face of the federal government's Monday deadline to declare he won't enforce the new state law limiting protections for LGBT people — defiance that could risk funding for the state's university system and lead to a protracted legal battle.

McCrory and other state officials have been under pressure since the U.S. Justice Department warned last week that the law passed in March violates civil rights protections against sex discrimination on the job and in education for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.


McCrory has called the law a common-sense measure. He said it's designed to protect the privacy of people who use bathrooms and locker rooms and to expect all people inside the facilities to be of the same gender. McCrory said Sunday he was not aware of any North Carolina cases of transgender people using their gender identity to access a restroom and molest someone, a fear frequently cited by the law's supporters as the main reason for its passage.

While McCrory agreed that the Justice Department could warn of consequences if North Carolina established separate bathrooms for white and black people, the governor said the agency goes too far in contending that transgender people enjoy similar civil rights protections.

Read more here: http://democratsforever.freeforums.net/thread/8078/north-carolina-faces-monday-deadline
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 04:48 AM (5 replies)

Sanders' problem: Winning over Clinton's superdelegates

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders has a problem.

Remember those superdelegates, the Democratic Party leaders and elected officials who can vote for the candidate of their choice? The ones Sanders' supporters have been complaining about for months? It turns out, to have a shot at beating out Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president, he needs them.

A lot of them.

He needs the ones who remain uncommitted, as well as more than 200 of those who have already publicly endorsed Clinton. Mathematically, Sanders cannot win the nomination without that support.

On Saturday, Sanders netted more than two dozen delegates over Clinton in Washington state after the party released vote data broken down by congressional district.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article76482787.html#storylink=cpy
Posted by TexasTowelie | Mon May 9, 2016, 04:17 AM (8 replies)

Maine News - 5/8/2016

Education funding mandate being ignored

Maine Democrats vote to strip superdelegates of power

Electricity Maine to be sold for $28 million

Fact check: Gov. LePage statements on right-to-work and income incorrect

Maine Democrats torn between Sanders, Clinton at state convention

School refutes LePage’s claim student repeatedly overdosed

Bath council finds no foul in relaxed rules on urban chicken
Oh goody! I get to use this picture again (see Kansas and Vermont Groups).

Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun May 8, 2016, 08:34 AM (0 replies)
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