Kevin Brady, subtle humorist….

Am I the only one to detect a playful sense of irony in the words of Kevin Brady, R-Texas, Chairman of the US House Ways and Means Committee? On the day that the House decided to summarily do away with our online privacy, he pontificated in the wake of a vote where House Republicans blocked an attempt by Democrats to get a look at Trump’s tax returns.

Here is the direct quote: ” Civil liberties and privacy are still rights worth protecting, and I intend to …

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Trump’s genius

For the past week I have had this maddening tune stuck in my head:

“They’re Pinky and the Brain,

One is a genius, the other’s insane”. Repeat ad infinitum….

 

Those of you who were kids or had young kids at home in the ‘90s may remember the Spielberg-produced animated show. It has its own Wikipedia page, where I found this not inaccurate description of our current presidential predicament:

“ Brain is self-centered and scheming; Pinky is good-natured but feebleminded. In each episode, Brain devises a new plan to take …

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“The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog”.

“The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.”

 

That was one of the sentences I used to practice typing. Since November 8, in my imagination, the quick brown fox quickly slaughters a few of the denizens of the henhouse, frightens some sheep and eventually skulks away back into the forest once the farmer, awakened from his slumbers, recalls the dog – who was not lazy, really, just sound asleep, and had run away to Canada after the fox stole his lunch together with his “guardian …

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Once more into the breach

In Texas, early voting starts on October 24. As an election worker, I will be seated next to my Republican counterparts. I already know most of them, we get along well, as they are generally charming people. I have a feeling that most of the people I work with will not be voting for Trump, but of course we never talk politics when working elections — it would be not just bad form, but against the law.

I do not want to implicate my Republican coworkers …

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Words, Actions and Truth Matter

#WordsMatter
The killing of two black men in Baton Rouge and Minnesota by police followed by the killing of 5 Dallas police officers led to endless words on social media. The words of Mayor Rawlings and Dallas’ elected officials, Police Chief Brown, police officials and leaders of various protest groups were respectful and healing as they told stories about the officer’s lives and praised them for their dedication. Interfaith religious leaders spoke and prayed at the various prayer vigils in Dallas urging unity and …

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VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION

REGISTER TO VOTE – VERIFY YOUR PHOTO ID

YOU NEED TO BE REGISTERED IN ROCKWALL COUNTY

LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS OCT 10, 2016
Rockwall County Elections – 972-204-6200

Moved To A Different Home In Rockwall County?
–Update your Voter Registration

Have Not Voted In Several Years?
–Call the Elections Office. Ask if you are on the list of Registered Voters

Think you Registered when you got your Drivers License?
–Call Elections Office. Ask if your information has been received.

Don’t have your Voter Registration Card?
–Call the Elections Office …

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