Tuesday, December 6, 2016

More Liz

Wish they would hurry up and finish developing that chip that tells you precisely when you will die.  It could affect my gift giving this Christmas...and my travel plans.

Does anyone else worry that someday we won't be able to block Trump's tweets?


Dallas News · 1 day ago



Pentagon Study Shows $125 Billion In Waste That Can Be Cut . . . Pentagon Promptly Buries Study

by jonathanturley
300px-The_Pentagon_January_2008On this blog, we have often discussed and lamented how billions are wasted in the government, particularly in Iraq and Afghanistan, without the slightest accountability of officials or serious reforms. The problem is especially prominent in the military. Now, the Washington Post has acquired an internal study that found $125 billion in waste from bloated staff to needless redundancies. The response of the Defense Department in the Obama Administration was swift and firm . . . it buried the report so neither Congress nor the media would see it. It is good to see that our bureaucrats can still move aggressively when called to action.

Pelosi: “I Don’t Think People Want A New Direction”

by jonathanturley
220px-nancy_pelosiWe recently discussed how Democrats seeking the removal of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were called "sexist" for merely seeking change after the disastrous 2016 election. Democratic leaders engineered the primary selection of Hillary Clinton despite polls showing that voters did not want an establishment figure and had deep seated misgivings about Clinton's honestly and integrity. One of those leaders who has been most criticized over the years has been Nancy Pelosi. However, democratic members overwhelmingly elected Pelosi again as minority leader in what was seen as a slap in the face of those who want to see serious change in the party. Within a couple days of her reelection, Pelosi went on the air to declare that everyone is wrong and people really do not want a new direction. They want the same leadership like her to pursue the very same course that has led to historic losses under her leadership in the House. The question is whether the obvious anger inside and outside the party will galvanize into continued opposition. The establishment seems to be betting on people forgetting about serious reforms or wanting other options than the current duopoly of power held by the Republicans and Democrats. Retaining the very same leadership in both parties may be just what reformers had hoped: a clear signal that any changes in Washington will require the continuation of the popular movement seen in the last election.


Texas lawmakers push bipartisan effort for tax-free tampons
Six legislators have filed bills to eliminate sales tax on all female health supplies that are sold for menstrual cycle hygiene.



The Brief: Demand for undocumented labor, drugs rampant across country

Although the Texas Legislature spent nearly $800 million on a border security apparatus, the demand for cheap labor and illegal drugs continues to spread.  

The Rio Grande between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.
The Rio Grande between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez.  Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune


Texans could get free concealed carry licenses

A new measure would let gun owners carry weapons openly or concealed without first obtaining a license.

Suit claims Texas state bar board maintains unconstitutional 'quota scheme' for four of its members

Dec 5, 2016, 2:50 pm CST




“Congrats! !”
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New green background paper arrived yesterday.  Blue today.  Good times in photography studio recalibrating everything


I guess this matters to some... (Venerable law firm no matter the name)



Former Judge Faith Johnson Appointed as Dallas County DA

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed former district judge Faith Johnson as Dallas County's new district attorney, replacing Susan Hawk, who resigned from office in September after a long battle with mental illness. READ MORE »


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