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Check out this clip from a Wired article.  I’m a little confused on this one too.  You?


The head of the article:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — E-mail records are missing for 51 of the 88 White House aides with Republican Party accounts, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reported Monday.

The White House says the accounts were set up to keep political work separate from official business, but investigators concluded White House officials used the accounts to conduct official business in a way that circumvented the Watergate-era Presidential Records Act.

The 37 accounts the Republican National Committee did save include nearly 675,000 individual messages — more than 140,000 of them from Karl Rove, President Bush’s top political adviser.

Have any good answers?

Wired with a story on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, just passed by the House.  Anyone know if insurance companies have started using genetics in their policies?

The U.S. Constitution. The site even highlights in a red link where amendments have negated portions. These guys were brilliant.

I like this part. It’s the last paragraph in Article II, Section 1:

Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:–“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Also interesting – the last paragraph in Article VI:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

I’m going to read it all more thoroughly, bit by bit, and keep the dictionary handy.

Here’s how: the FairTax. I’m sure you thoroughly enjoyed paying your taxes this year, right? This will give you 100% of your paycheck. No more IRS. It’s H.R. 25 and has 57 co-sponsors and counting in the US House. It’s not a “flat” income tax. And you’ll never pay income taxes again. April 15th will become just another day in the year.

Sound good?

That’s what Kinky said at his last speech on Tuesday night as a candidate for Texas Governor. We gave it our best shot, but this isn’t over. I maybe didn’t agree with every single issue, but I believed in him. And I still do.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


Okay everyone – time to VOTE!

If you are voting today in Texas, go to this link to find your polling place. You will need either your driver’s license # or your voter certificate (both of which you should bring to the poll).

For other states, check this website for finding your polling place.

Have fun!

If you can TODAY, go VOTE EARLY. If not, then this weekend would be a wonderful time to go over all your elections for your area and then VOTE next week on Tuesday, November 7th, 2006. This is OUR voice. EVERY VOTE COUNTS!!! DON’T LET ANYONE EVER TELL YOU THAT YOUR ONE VOTE DOESN’T COUNT. By voting, you are being PROACTIVE, if you think about it…by putting in people that you think is best to run our governments, from local to national, it can reduce A LOT of headache later on.

And if you live in Texas, and you haven’t voted already, VOTE for KINKY! You know where he stands. He DOES NOT take corporate or PAC contributions. He’s real, caring, human being. I’ve talked to him myself, and he’s not BS’ng. Think about what is important to YOU. It’s your vote.


The message.  If you live in Texas, and you haven’t already voted, GO VOTE!!!


I HAVE THE POWER!!!Oh yes, I sure do. I have and used my voting super-powers this morning at City Hall and did my civic duty. I didn’t know when I was going through all the different elections late last night that there were so many judges!   Anyways, our next Governor of Texas, Kinky Friedman came to support the early voters today before heading to Amarillo for a rally tonight. I got to shake his hand, and he talked with the supporters for about a 1/2 hour, plus doing a few quick interviews with SMU and Channel 8. This guy is the real deal, folks. He’s really gonna win! Make it happen and VOTE for who you want and however it works best for you – early, absentee, on Nov. 7th, whatever, just get-r-done!

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