Category Archives: Austin

Oh, now this is just a barrel of stupid

Ben Hall has released a new video which you can view here. In it he claims to have sued the IRS, won and then been sued by the IRS. Or something. While it’s not clear exactly what happened, it’s clear … Continue reading

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Dear DA Lehmberg: Get MEAN!

Congrats on securing the funding for the PIU. As a Travis County taxpayer, I’m happy to help. Now, you’ve talked in the past about the need for the prosecutions out of the office to be unimpeachable in terms of partisanship,even … Continue reading

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Non-stop to and from The Mistake On The Lake

United is about to begin non-stop service from Cleveland to Austin. Sadly, this will remove the last obstacle keeping the people of Cleveland in Cleveland. No apology was immediately available from United. However, knowing them as I do (not to … Continue reading

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Hey Biscoe

Whatup Judge! We hear you’re appointing a replacement for Commissioner Eckhardt. We’d like to chip in with our opinion… No Todd, Sonleitner or Shea. Todd is too much a lobbyist, Sonleitner is all but running for the seat (long shot, … Continue reading

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And in Austin Metro, this happened…

The Wilco Commissioners Court decided to just ignore that pesky part of the Constitution of the United States of America that prohibits religious tests to hold public office. They also ignored a similar prohibition in the Constitution of the State … Continue reading

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Workman’s little proposal…

Apparently, Rep. Workman has bill that even he acknowledges won’t pass to buy out the PPP on the 130 tollway for $3 billion. Of course, this won’t work and we’re left wondering WHY THE HELL HE DIDN’T OFFER THIS AS … Continue reading

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Stop. We don’t need a stupid board.

Last month, Council took the unprecedented step of voting for a new, independent board to oversee Austin Energy. This is what it feels like to take a step toward privatizing Austin Energy. What’s bugging me about all this is that, … Continue reading

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They’re stealing our JOBS!

Apparently, more than 90,000 people come into Travis County from WilCo every day to steal jobs from honest, hardworking, God-fearing Travis County citizens. Almost 90,000 people in Williamson County head south to work in Travis County, according to a Tuesday … Continue reading

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Thank you, Commissioner Eckhardt…

and, grudgingly, Commissioner Daugherty for at least trying to keep electronic cigarettes out of the County’s smoking ban. To be honest, I’m not surprised that Judge Biscoe and Commissioners Davis and Gomez didn’t join them since I’m sure they were … Continue reading

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Really Lee?

Yet another data point to make us feel good about voting for Brigid Shea last May…from the Statesman: Also Tuesday, a City Council committee recommended making $11 an hour Austin’s standard for (tax) incentive packages in all but exceptional circumstances. … Continue reading

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