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SIXTEEN State Constitutional Amendments on which to vote come November 6th

Just as I can’t name all 7 of Snow White’s protective dwarfs, until today I couldn’t tell you about more than two of the 16 state constitutional amendments on the November 6 ballot.

War in Iraq costs $500,000 per minute!

Amount the war in Iraq costs per minute, according to a new analysis by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard’s Linda Bilmes, put out by the American Friends Service Committee. The study finds that this $720 million a day could buy homes for 6,500 families or health care for 423,529 children.

Source: http://thinkprogress.org/2007/09/22/500000-2

One String Away

Look, it’s sad that he’s a county commissioner, but, Honey, it’s tragic that he used to be a school teacher.

Dollar Cost of the Iraq War

Cost of the War in Iraq
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This is the estimated United States cost of the war in Iraq to date. Fort Bend County's share is over One Billion Dollars!

A Guide to Your Elected Officials

The wonderful folks at the League of Women Voters have worked hard to gather and maintain this information. So rather than re-invent the wheel, we’re going to refer you to their handy website where you can not only find how to contact and write our president, but everyone on down to the municipalities and school districts in Fort Bend County. Sorry, but it doesn’t include the dog catcher. But it has websites for state agencies!

Top Ten Reasons that Fire Ants are Better than Republicans

Fire ants are a Texas varmint that we can't abide. But there's something worse than fire ants ---

Rick Noriega Speaks to Washington County Democrats on Labor Day

That’s where I went today in observance of Labor Day. The Holiday Inn Express was the venue of the Washington County Democrats Annual Labor Day Barbecue. I drove up with a contingent of Fort Bend Democrats to show our solidarity with them, and also to eat their barbecue.

Favorite Quotes

"Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are [a] few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."

November 8, 1954