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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.

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Bias and justice cannot co-exist! The FBI must come clean for a new start!

I was glued to the Inspector General’s long overdue report on Obama’s justice department, and Hillary’s unpunished shenanigans. It divulged the seamy side of politics over the transparency any successful society must have to exist.

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Thomas Paine wrote an essay about “The Sunshine Patriot” who wraps himself with the flag like “Tiberius” Trump exhorting patriotism like the shirker that he is, accusing pro football players of unpatriotic acts when they kneel in protest instead of standing up at games as the national anthem is playing.

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The hope of Texas Democrats in Congress, and some who would like to be — against substantial odds in Red-leaning Texas — is borne out by Marc Veasey and MJ Hegar.

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They just can’t admit Trump is not demented crazy, as America becomes great again. Political correctness just got run over by a runaway heavy laden freight train of commerce in a growing jobs economy the left refuses to admit is happening.

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I find it amusing that some politicians when they win an election thank God for it. But even more amusing is that they even thank God when they lose an election. The hypocrites.

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THE RECENT DISCOVERY of a hitherto unknown parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence raises the question of how many copies of this seminal document were originally printed. No one is absolutely sure, but the best guess is 200, turned out by a 29-year-old Irish immigrant printer by the name of John Dunlap. Only 26 copies of that original edition are known to exist.

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Justin Nelson? Who’s Justin Nelson?

No, he’s not Willie’s son, or grandson. But he does have the distinction of being the Democratic nominee for statewide office this year who a recent poll showed just 1 percentage point behind the Republican incumbent he’s challenging — Atty. Gen. Ken Paxton.

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According to the News-Herald, city officials had a brainstorming session concerning what could be an epidemic of stray animals, who probably started out as cute, cuddly little pets for cute cuddly small children. But the cute little pets and the cute small children grow up together, and the cute small children, now as teenagers, find other interests and become less attentive to their once-cute cuddly little doggy or kitty.

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The sounds of summer – cicadas humming in the trees. Distant thunder. Wind in the pines. The rhythmic crunch of a hand cranked ice cream maker. The sharp, satisfying crack of a baseball on a solid hit. The joyful shriek of a four-year-old kid running through a water sprinkler. The almost inaudible thwipp when sipping honeysuckle nectar.

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Legislating upon the hue and cry of emotionalism is an absolute sure way to destroy any country, and that’s the only policy the Democrats have. Anytime you hear a deafening organized cry, claiming it’s all about the children, grab your wallet and run.

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Did someone say snookered? Yes. I remember it well; the Republican majority leader in the U.S. Senate put it eloquently in reference to the so-called not-so-great “Summit in Singapore.” Mitch McConnell trying to warn “Tiberius” Trump uttered the phrase: “You can be snookered by Kim Jung Un.”

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Within the past several days, Americans, and Texans, have had an opportunity to watch the Republican Party in action — from the top down — and to a lesser degree, the Democrats.

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I watched Morning Joe after the Trump-Kim meeting purposely, and really enjoyed their dismay! One would have thought they were at a funeral after a house fire had taken all their children prematurely.

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The article in the News-Herald about “The Runaway Scrape” in 1836 Texas was interesting, but a little disappointing. For people living Texian or Tejano in that large area between the Sabine and the Colorado rivers (approximate boundary of Stephen F. Austin’s colony) was a difficult area to make and maintain any kind of speed. There were three other rivers plus boggy areas which the runaway had to deal with.

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I am writing this on Tuesday for Wednesday deadline, to be published today, Thursday. These are my predictions for the release of Inspector General Horowitz’s long awaited report on Obama’s justice department during Trump’s rise to power.

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A growing population of cats and dogs is creating not only a nuisance for the citizens of Del Rio and Val Verde County, but also a moral issue and a health hazard. The problem has been affecting us for a long time, and the efforts by city and county officials to solve it reflect little to no advance.

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And P.T. Barnum in the Oval Office spoke/tweeted, and the Department of Justice caved, cringed, and trembled as the heavens parted, and a mealy-mouthed politician was heard to say “I am thy God, your lord,” and “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Dept. of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump campaign for political purposes.”

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YOU ARE WHO YOU EAT. Researchers in Papua New Guinea tracing the origin of kuru — an always-fatal trembling malady similar to mad cow disease — determined the disease was spread by cannibalism.

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Trey Gowdy is the best prosecutor in Congress! I once saw him make a babbling fool out of Robert Mueller, the Democrats choice for special counsel. They call Mueller a Republican, above reproach, but he is a soiled team player for the leftist control. Mueller doesn’t have a single Republican on his staff, all far-left Democrats, most rabid donors to leftist causes.

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Be it ever so humble, there is nothing like a good loser. The Friday, May 25 edition of the News-Herald carried the front page headline: “Unseated mayor seeks recount.” Gadzooks! What is this! Hmm, let’s see, in 2014 when the unseated mayor won the election, the electronic vote counters were okay?

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Question: When was the last time Saturday Night Live was funny?

Answer: If you’re under the age of 30, never.

Before we go further, allow me to establish my bona fides. Folks, I watched Saturday Night Live before it was Saturday Night Live.

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The school shootings in Santa Fe, Texas, in Florida, and elsewhere, are certainly gruesome tragedies. How we react in Texas, however, if it is tempered with wisdom, can be an opportunity.

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I watched CNN report breaking news that the summit with North Korean dictator was back on, with Kim Jong Un talking peace. They reported good news with such somber faces, one would think their mother was just bucked off her donkey, and stomped brutally to death.

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The man whose short-lived career as U.S. Secretary of State makes him the secretary who never was, and who when still in office allegedly called his former boss, Chump Trump, a moron, Rex Tillerson, is now speaking out against lying liars, saying: “Going wobbly” on truth endangers democracy.

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I doubt that five Americans in a hundred can point to Flanders on a map, or five in a thousand say why the fields of Flanders, with their profusion of wild poppies, are important in the sweep of world history

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While the runoffs Tuesday finalized the Democrats and Republicans candidates for the Nov. 6 general election, another race is going on in the background.

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It’s evident that the FBI’s sole purpose was to absolve Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats of low hanging public knowledge criminality, and frame Trump who they expected to lose badly! Seventy-one percent of the FBI budget, allegedly, was dedicated toward that end, in the thick of the campaign.

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Some have sunk so low that a snake’s belly at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is on high ground. They are so desperate to recruit diverse voters from minority communities, they are singing the praises of rapper Kanye West whose approval of orange face Simon Legree Trump, makes him an expert on slavery, and Jim Crow.

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan just recently committed a most hideous, heinous sin against “conservativedom” that has both, Republicans and Democrats in an uproar. Mr. Ryan’s terrible sin is that he fired the House chaplain.