Daily Archives: 01/31/2013

Tx House Committe Assignments

(Community Matters) Not so bad for Central Texas:

Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin — Appropriations; vice chair, Culture, Recreation and Tourism

Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin — Appropriations; Higher Education; vice chair, House Administration

Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin — vice chair, Public Health; Human Services

Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin — Business and Industry; Economic and Small Business Development

Rep. Mark Strama, D- Austin — International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs; Ways and Means

Rep. Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs — vice chair, Rules and Resolutions; Environmental Regulation; Economic and Small Business Development

Rep. Paul Workman, R-Austin — Business and Industry; Economic and Small Business Development

Video Games are a Bigger Problems Than Guns

gun deaths(Community Matters) Holy shit; I didn’t realize games killed more than 30,000 American per year.


It’s Tricky

(Community Matters) much fun


Disagree With Karl Rove

karl rove(Community Matters) “Governing from the hard left sunk Democrats in 2010 and would cost them again in 2014,”  Karl Rove

I disagree and don’t think Karl would be sharing the secret with us if he had it anyhow. 2010 was a perfect storm of Stratospheric 2008 expectations returning to earth; irrational, bigoted hate for a black president by 1/4 of Americans; and a mini American Arab Spring where we “throw the bums out” [sic].

Admittedly, while I cite bigoted hate for a black president, many of these same people hated a white Democrat from Arkansas. Can’t decide if their reasons had anything to do with why Toni Morrison named him the first black president.

Chef Qui’s New East Autin Restaurant

chef qui(Community Matters) Austin eagerly awaits the opening of Paul Qui’s East Austin restaurant. Rumor has it that the first seatings will be for one of the Austin Food & Wine Alliance’s benefit dinners – expect this to sell out within an hour of the email blast.