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Entries from August 2007

It’s the Meatiest

August 31st, 2007 · 15 Comments ·

My wife recently reminded me of something which had sort of slipped to the back of my mind, the mind-twistingly dark humor of cartoonist Max Cannon. His comic series Red Meat used to appear in our local alternative paper the Austin Chronicle but mysteriously got dropped a couple of years ago, much to my disappointment. […]

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Book Review: A State of Disobedience by Tom Kratman

August 25th, 2007 · 16 Comments ·

This is the book which answers the question: what if Hillary Clinton were elected president and every terrible thing ever said about her were literally true? A State of Disobedience is a first novel from Tom Kratman, published by military science fiction powerhouse Baen Books. Like most of Baen’s authors, Kratman is a military veteran […]

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Cutting Taxes or Rethinking Taxes – The NTU vs. the Gas Tax

August 23rd, 2007 · No Comments ·

The National Taxpayer’s Union is one of my favorite organizations. They’re on the front lines of fighting to keep our taxes low and reduce the size of our bloated government. They do this mostly through raising public awareness and letter writing campaigns and public promotion of tax reductions and opposition to excessive government spending. They […]

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The Republic of Dave

August 19th, 2007 · 5 Comments ·

Welcome to my new blog site, which is still in development, but coming along pretty quickly. As some of you may be aware, I’ve been blogging since 2003, starting as Wakeupzombies.com and Commonsenseaustin.com, which were initially managed without any kind of blogging software by modifying PHP scripts by hand. I then switched to a Blogger […]

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Padilla Trial a Model for the Future

August 18th, 2007 · No Comments ·

On Thursday a regular jury of 12 citizens in a federal court in Miami found Jose Padilla and two other members of his Florida-based terrorist cell guilty of providing material support to terrorists. This ruling came after he was held for 3 years without trial, sued to get the right to be tried as a […]

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Karl Rove: Sympathy for the Devil

August 17th, 2007 · 1 Comment ·

I wonder if Karl Rove's son Andrew's pledge name in his fraternity at Trinity University is 'Turd Blossom Junior', or maybe he played it smart and enrolled under a false name. It can't be easy on a liberal college campus when you're the son of the most hated man in America. You've got to give […]

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Central Texas BBQ: Texas Traditional BBQ in Manor

August 17th, 2007 · 14 Comments ·

With all this barbeque reviewing it seemed unfair not to give some attention to some pretty good barbeque which is available right here in my own little town of Manor at Texas Traditional Barbeque. It’s located right on Highway 290 near the Manor stoplight, in the old red railroad shack which served fine barbeque for […]

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Democratic Candidates Fail the Gay Marriage Test

August 15th, 2007 · No Comments ·

You would think that in their desire to win the White House and control two of the three branches of government the Democratic candidates would be making some effort to differentiate themselves from the Republicans and to seize the high moral ground and draw in disaffected voters. When literally handed a golden opportunity to stand […]

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Down in the Valley: Villains and Victims in the Mortgage Crisis

August 12th, 2007 · No Comments ·

Every day I drive down from the hill where I live in my half-remodeled exurban mansion cum ruined shack and into the valley where the repos live. Sometime about 5 years ago our little town of about 2000 people unexpectedly developed its own suburbs. They’re really Austin suburbs, but they’re inside our city limits and […]

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I Dreamed I Was the Antichrist

August 8th, 2007 · 38 Comments ·

When I was younger, much younger, I used to love to sleep because I had serial dreams. It's a rarish phenomenon when your dreams all string together into a coherent narrative. This is very cool when you're 13 and the dreams are an ongoing adventure saga in which you're the hero. As I got older […]

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