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Dear City Council:
Now that you're working on the new proposed city budget, please click over to the website for the Blue Star Arts Complex and explain to me WHY tax money is poured into this private enterprise year after year. Nothing against Blue Star. They are probably wonderful folks. I just don't know why they get tax money.
Ten-Foot Poll on Arts Funding
59% = No tax money should support "art" that cannot support itself
San Antonio's website has a link to this year's proposed city budget
EDITORIAL - San Antonio Express-News
President should talk with grieving mother
The president would have avoided a lot of controversy by meeting with the grieving mother when she arrived at Crawford. Since he didn't, he should do so now.
COMMENTARY - The Washington Times
Poster child for surrender
"Ms. Sheehan has morphed into a pawn in the hands of partisans who are indifferent whether the United States is defeated on the central front in this global war -- as long as Mr. Bush, his administration and party are laid low."
She strikes a chord for military families
Antiwar groups have highlighted Sheehan's cause, and have stepped in to provide financial support. This seems to strike Sheehan as proof that her message is getting through, but it may be just the latest example of a military family member being turned into a prop.
Lone Star Iconoclast
Austin American Statesman
Cindy Sheehan blog
Husband of Crawford protester seeks divorce
Couple's eldest child was killed in Iraq; wife says his death caused split
The Arizona Republic - Aug. 16, 2005 12:00 AM
Bush had time for Terri Schiavo
A couple of vacations ago, President Bush sped from Crawford, Texas, back to Washington, D.C., at 2 a.m. to sign a bill overturning 20 state and federal court rulings in the case of Terri Schiavo, a brain-dead woman.
Now he can't take five minutes out of his five-week vacation to meet Cindy Sheehan, a living, breathing woman who simply wants to know why her son died.
What's up with that?
Hugh Dunne, Phoenix
OPINION - Boston Globe
Deceptive talk about Iraq
The dirty secret that President Bush refuses to share with a profoundly ambivalent America is that the US armed forces are stretched so thin in Iraq and around the world that the existing occupying force of roughly 130,000 people cannot be maintained beyond next year.
Bush makes history - a five-year streak without saying 'no'
Critics say the president has become a rubber stamp for a spendthrift Congress, betraying his campaign image
What makes beauty?
Another in-depth report in Pravda, world's shallowest newspaper, originator of the story "Soviet Army fought UFOs"
Crocodile blood may yield powerful new antibiotics
tests showed that the reptile's immune system kills the HIV virus
Babies snagged by TSA no-fly list
"..the government doesn't provide enough information about the people on the lists, so innocent passengers can be caught up in the security sweep if they happen to have the same name as someone on the lists. That can happen even if the person happens to be an infant.."
TSA trying to modify X-rays to show weapons but hide bodies
Washington Post drops plans to sponsor Pentagon 9-11 event ".. it appears that this event could become politicized.."
Mexicans take over drug trade to US
With Colombian cartels in shambles, Mexican drug lords run the show
Mexican border papers silent on drug war
A drug war is ripping apart northern Mexico, but you won't find many details about who's behind it in the local newspapers. Journalists after their colleagues have been killed, kidnapped and threatened with death have stopped investigating organized crime.
A cushy backcountry camp in the Sierra comes with gourmet meals, hot showers and soft beds -- at a cost of $350 for two per night. Is this what roughing it has come to?
Rabbit saved woman's life
Where's our luxury toilet paper?
Suddenly the question becomes not who would want luxury toilet paper but why don’t we already have it here? We’re Americans, damn it!
12,000 abandoned homes turning Detroit into ghost town
Detroit has lost more than half its population since its heyday in the 1950s