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By the time you read this, Hurricane Michael will have been reduced to an insignificant cluster of thunderstorms spinning off into the North Atlantic. But its impact will be felt for generations to come.

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The bi-partisan support group for public schools, Texas Parent PAC, which endorses legislative candidates of both major parties, for the first time endorsed two candidates for statewide office.

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Ms. Ford appeared to me a prevaricating, sad person. If this was decided by Mueller, Comey, McCabe, Strozk, leadership, all part of Obama/Clinton justice leadership, Kavanaugh would never be confirmed to the court. He was never one of them, bought, packaged and controlled.

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I’m rolling on the floor laughing. Entertained by the majority Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which they turned in to a kangaroo court, putting on a farcical inquiry of justice and the rule of law.

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Sad to say, folks, but it looks like this will be my last column. No, I haven’t been fired or over-stayed my welcome, and I haven’t suddenly run out of ideas.

It’s just that I will be awfully busy in the months and years to come keeping up with all my money, and I won’t have time for the writing.

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The lone gubernatorial debate between Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and his Democratic opponent, former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, took place Sept. 28, in Austin.

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They ran presidential spokesperson Sarah Sanders out of a restaurant. They chased Senator Cruz out, following Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Water’s directions. Tea Party conservatives would never do that.

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Sitting there one day minding my own business when a gentleman stopped to ask if I was the guy who wrote letters to the opinion page. I answered yes.

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THAT EGG you had for breakfast this morning was one of about 450 a typical factory laying hen produces in its short life. Starting at the age of four months, those hens lay about an egg a day until they are considered depleted at the age 18 to 20 months. That’s significantly better than broiler chickens, which reach slaughter weight at eight weeks, but far worse than the 5-year life span of a farm bred chicken. Depleted laying hens are slaughtered, and their flesh enters the secondary food market ending up as chicken nuggets and other processed chicken items. A typical egg factory will produce 1 million 12-egg cartons each year.

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Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz wants to deport immigrants brought to the United States illegally when they were younger than 16 – even though this may be the only country they’ve ever known.

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My first cousin had a top secret security clearance, working at the Pentagon for near 30 years. I recall her joking that the FBI knew more about her than she knew about herself. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh has withstood six such FBI examinations, as he rose to highest levels of judicial confidence.

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The “Buzzard Gulch” Economic Development Corporation is on the warpath and maybe even after some council scalps unless they get a fast lane at the toll booth just like “Eagle Pass and other border cities down from there.”

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September 15 – National Felt Hat Day – came and went with nary a ripple of recognition from the general public or the national press corps.

Again.

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After negotiations that seemed like they might drag on longer than those anti-nuke talks between Donald Trump and the North Koreans, the U.S. Senate competitors finally agreed to debate.

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There will never be a bright future for haters who excuse their plight in life on decades old sins of the distant past. We have abandoned our high founding greatness, falling into a cesspool of politically correct snow flake helplessness, led by false promising evil politicians!

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The evangelicals went whole hog for “Tiberius the Dumb,” perhaps thinking him a sort of savior come to “Make America great again.” But while I have no statistics, my gut feeling is that at least some evangelicals are having second thoughts about Tiberius as a God sent.

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Open your wallet right now. What cards do you find? Most folks have a driver’s license, right? Then there are the military ID, school ID, work ID cards. You probably have multiple insurance cards – health, auto, life, home, Medicare. How about a debit card or some other bank card? And I’ll bet you have more than one credit card, too. I hope you have a voter registration card and plan to vote Tuesday.

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It has come to this.

Taco Bell is the best Mexican restaurant in America.

That stark, unblinking statement of fact is the conclusion of the Harris Poll, the annual rating of the most popular brands in the country. It is based on exhaustive questioning of more than 77,000 consumers, representing all demographics and cutting through all strata of American society.

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And then there were seven.

That’s seven declared candidates for speaker of the 150-member Texas House of Representatives – so far. More candidates may yet decide to get in. After all, the speaker’s office is not often up for grabs, with no incumbent seeking re-election

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Seven seconds into Chairman Grassley’s opening remarks the Democrats rudely interrupted him, out of order, demanding the confirmation hearing of Kavanagh come to a halt, until such time the evil Republicans turned over sure incriminating evidence from the Bush controlled presidential papers.

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President who, what? Did what? Oh, yeah, you mean Doofus Tiberius Trump A-Plus in the White House who may just start a civil war with his inciting unholy exhortations and mouthful of dangerous lies about the coming elections in November 2018, telling some evangelicals in private, and it leaked:

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Texas Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton, both Republicans, are actively working to stamp out the Affordable Care Act – nicknamed ObamaCare, for its principal advocate, former President Barack Obama.

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The Clinton cartel was fully exposed in honest transparency – would you love the truth? The Mueller special counsel failed to find an impeachable crime? Would you be devastated? A special counsel was appointed to investigate the Mueller special counsel appointed without a crime? Would you choose justice over party? If multiple members of the Obama/Clinton Justice Department were guilty of crimes, would you care? If Hillary spent a few years in the big house of corrections, would you lose sleep?

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Confucius say: Anyone who crosses ocean twice without getting wet, is a dirty double crosser.

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THE WORLD RECORD for largemouth bass was set way back in 1932, by George Perry who landed a 22 pound 4 ounce lunker at Montgomery Lake in Georgia. That mark was matched in 2009 by Manubu Kurita at Lake Biwa in Japan. Matched, but never bettered, even to this day. All eyes are on Lake Castiac, in California, where the third, fourth and fifth heaviest largemouths were taken since 2000.

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the Republican presiding officer of the Texas Senate, has been ducking, ignoring, or dismissing debate challenges from his Democratic challenger, Houston businessman Mike Collier.

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Trump hasn’t been in charge of his Justice Department from the start. Jeff Sessions turned it over to Rod Rosenstein his second day of tenure, by recusing himself because of an innocent, non-disqualifying hello to a Russian official as disqualifying collusion. Rosenstein is a made member of the Clinton, Obama, Mueller, Comey pack of jackals, spreading millions around for fellow swamp water moccasins willing to sell their soul to the devil.

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Like Ronald Reagan said to Jimmy Carter “there you go again.” And here city planner Ms. Pokrant, and the city council go again with “The Field of Our Dreams” slogan.

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For reasons great and small, I have become the household grocery shopper. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but there are some pitfalls to supermarket duty to watch for.

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Do you remember the “Twilight Zone” episode with Burgess Meredith as the librarian. It’s the end of the world, and he’s getting ready to enjoy reading all the books that survived. And then … he breaks his glasses. He can see far but not near enough to read. Then there’s Mr. Magoo, the cartoon character stumbling along in life because his glasses still won’t let him identify objects inches from his face. I have been feeling a bit like both of them lately as I go through the process of cataract removal – one eye at a time.

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Two highly regarded chancellors of Texas University systems made the news in recent days:

• William McRaven, who recently retired as chancellor of the University of Texas System, for publicly criticizing President Donald Trump for jerking the national security clearance for former CIA Director John Brennan; and

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The mainstream media has morphed into tabloid journalism, preaching leftist nonsense that has destroyed every nation falling prey to its dominant voice. It seems that after the fall of the Soviet Union, the current Venezuela catastrophe, the false promises of socialism would have no appeal with societies with learning capabilities. But socialism/communism is a pied piper dream of equality in enough, hangs on a thread of hatred for free market capitalism with disparity of the rich and poor.

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A local writer to the opinion page makes a reference to “junk media.” To which I suspect she was referring to the junky Fox-News, and the despicable anchors like Tucker Carlson, and Sean Hannity, two raving lunatics on the extreme right. And some White House staffers have referred to Hannity as Tiberius number one advisor.

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San Antonio, the nearest big city, is in the middle of its Culinaria celebration, the annual tribute to all things gastronomic. The event is the creation of the city’s restaurant association, designed to showcase the best San Antonio has to offer in the way of food and drink.

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And they are furious! They can’t buy him or destroy him as the media always seeks to do with free market conservatives. George W. Bush left office with rating in the 30s, while Bill Clinton left in the 60s or 70s, after impeachment.

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Friends, Romans, and Buzzard Gulchians, after the Alamo, the cry in Texas was “The Mexicans are coming.” And before that, the cry in the American colonies was, “The British are coming,” and in the early 1960s the cry was, “The Russians are coming.”

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In eight years of Obama, the streets were full of government supported riots, creating division and hatred, with a Big Daddy Government the only answer. Their dream was socialism, taking from the productive, redistributing a livelihood with higher taxes seeking equality in unworkable utopian stupidity. Mankind dreams big, will work unceasingly in Capitalism, but will lay down its dreams and shovel when its dreams and work are redistributed in equality for others, without rewards.

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“When you put it that way, you see why cities want to annex and grow.” So stated city planner Ms. Pokrant, quoting state statues about the issue of Buzzard Gulch growth by annexation.

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Amazon magnate Jeff Bezos just topped $150 billion as today’s richest man, but where does he fit in the spectrum of the richest men of all time? He’s in the mix, but toward the bottom, according to Money magazine’s list of the richest men throughout history. In descending order, the top ten richest men on earth are or were:

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Challengers often call for debates, and incumbents usually duck and dodge them. They don’t want to give opponents a platform to question their records.

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You can cry me a river, but haven’t you heard the latest? Hillary is not the president hombre. Man, are you behind the times or what? Get a grip, get a life, and set on the side of some (many) real conservatives who are publicly denouncing their Republican president for the not so patriotic buffoon that he is.

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Paul Begala, the tart-tongued University of Texas alumnus and passionate Democrat, riveted a Democratic crowd recently in Austin at a rally for two military veterans making their first political races.

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Trump is a bull in a China closet genius dolt. When he burst on the scene, I couldn’t understand how someone so incredibly crass, self-absorbed could ever be elected president. He has been the most transformative president since Reagan, perhaps in all of history.

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According to the News-Herald, the city council has approved free-of-charge, the paving of what may be a block-long section of street “the city abandoned years ago.” And is now owned by a church or is used by that church.

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Last Friday marked the 49th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon.

While Michael Collins orbited above in the command module, US Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the Moon’s surface in the Lunar Module named Eagle, and gently touched down on the edge of the Sea of Tranquility.

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When politics-watchers can tear themselves away from reports about President Donald Trump’s One-Man Destruction Derby in Europe, there are things to talk about in Texas.