Category Archives: Death in the Family

RIP Sputnik

With all the convention activity going on and the reported recent passing of Gov. Briscoe and Sen. Byrd, it may have escaped notice that we also lost Sputnik this past week. Sputnik, for anyone not familiar, was a regular fixture … Continue reading

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Sen. Byrd and Governor Briscoe

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Sen. Byrd and Governor Briscoe today. Share on Facebook

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So long, Kelly Fero

Sad news today… longtime Democratic consultant Kelly Fero passed way. We at McBlogger would like to offer our deepest sympathy to his family. So long, Kelly, and thanks for the laughs and support along the way! Share on Facebook

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In other news…

From Quorum Report (via Carl Whitmarsh) comes word that Don Yarborough passed away yesterday. Don was one of the leaders of the progressive movement in Texas. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Farouk Shami, the Houston Hair Honcho, … Continue reading

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Goddamn, I didn’t forget. STFU!

Some of you have noticed we didn’t have a 9/11 memorial post up on Friday. It wasn’t because any of us forgot, it’s because, frankly, enough has been said. Sorry we weren’t able to provide you with the kind of … Continue reading

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We will miss you, Dr. Borlaug

Dr. Norman Borlaug, the man who in large part helped save the world from suffering an unimaginable Malthusian hell, died Saturday at his home in Dallas. Borlaug was one of only five people in history to score the trifecta of … Continue reading

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This is why I hate checking email before I go to bed

Godspeed, Senator Kennedy and to his friends and family, our deepest sympathy. Share on Facebook

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Veterans Deserve Our Support

Suicide: A Painful National And Local Community Issue Veterans are hit hardest. The media tells us little regarding suicide unless it occurs to a famous individual. The truth is that suicides occur all too frequently within our society. There has … Continue reading

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Sad news…

Governor 39% has called a special session for July 1st. ‚ÄĚLegislation extending the existence of five state agencies that were subject to sunset review by the 81st Legislature that would otherwise be abolished without legislative action, and to change the … Continue reading

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But who will give out that novelty check?

So long, Ed. Thanks for the memories. Share on Facebook

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